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Louisville’s Brown Hotel Up for historic awards

Photos from brownhotel.com. Louisville, Ky., – Louisville’s Brown Hotel has been nominated for three separate awards from the Historic Hotels of America. They include Sustainability Champion, Best City Center Historic Hotel, and Best Historic Restaurant in Conjunction with a Historic Hotel (English Grill).   Here is the press release announcing the nominees: WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Historic Hotels of America is pleased to announce the nominees for the 2015 Awards of Excellence. Historic Hotels of America Awards of Excellence recognize and celebrate the finest historic hotels and hoteliers across the nation. The 2015 Annual Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner will take place at West…


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Louisville groups and businesses join forces against domestic violence

LOUISVILLE, Ky., /PRNewswire/ — Verizon, Yum! Brands Foundation, the Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Kentucky Community and Technical College System today announced their joint collaboration in the 2015 Kentucky HopeLine Drive Sept. 9–Oct. 16 to raise critical funds and awareness for domestic violence prevention in Kentucky. Nearly 150 participants in the Drive are inviting consumers to bring their no-longer-used wireless phones and accessories – in any condition, from any wireless carrier – to one of nearly 350 donation sites across the Commonwealth, including Verizon corporate store locations. The Kentucky HopeLine Drive is also part of a national goal…


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New Bourbon released from Louisville distillery, but get it while you can

LOUISVILLE, Ky., — Louisville-based Michter’s Distillery is releasing the 2015 bottling of its innovative American whiskey US*1 Toasted Barrel Finish Bourbon on a limited basis. Because Michter’s does not have adequate stocks to meet demand for its items, it is necessary for the company to allocate its products. Introduced to great acclaim in the Fall of 2014, Michter’s Toasted Barrel Finish Bourbon is a groundbreaking whiskey expression. It is made by taking Michter’s US*1 Kentucky Straight Bourbon and then aging it for an additional period in a second custom made barrel. This second barrel is assembled from 18-month air dried…


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Louisville’s first two centuries to be explored at Riverside, the Farnsley-Moreman Landing

Louisville, Ky.,  – Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing invites visitors to “200 Years On the Ohio”  on September 19 and 20, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm each day, on the grounds of the historic property located at 7410 Moorman Road. This historical timeline experience features historical re-enactors from the early exploration and settlement into the World War I era. Visitors will see demonstrations of the tools, weaponry, clothing, pastimes, and crafts of the various periods represented. Admission to the event is free. Tours of the centerpiece of the property, the historic Farnsley-Moremen House are ½ price for the day ($3/adults and seniors;…


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Christmas threatened? UPS Pilots call strike vote

From PRNewswire Louisville, Ky., – The leadership of the Independent Pilots Association has called on its members to authorize a pilot strike against United Parcel Service.  If approved, the five-pilot Executive Board of the Independent Pilots Association would have the authority to request a release from federally mediated negotiations with UPS. “A strike is the least desirable outcome of labor negotiations, but after four years of contract talks with UPS we’ve reached a point where UPS needs to hear loud and clear from our membership that they are willing to do whatever it takes to secure an industry leading contract,” said…


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Louisville Recognized by U.S. Conference of Mayors for Environmental Sustainability Efforts

LOUISVILLE (September 9, 2015) – Representatives from the U.S. Conference of Mayors presented Mayor Greg Fischer with the Outstanding Achievement City Livability Award today for Louisville’s work to bring environmental sustainability to neighborhoods. “Our City Livability Awards Program gives us the opportunity to highlight mayoral leadership in making urban areas cleaner, safer, and more livable,” said Jocelyn Bogen, Director of the City Livability Awards Program for the U.S. Conference of Mayors. “We are grateful to Waste Management, Inc. for its many years of support for the City Livability Awards Program, and for the opportunity to showcase the innovation and commitment…


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Louisville Council Members Sponsor Resolution requesting MSD Fund Flood Buy-Out Program

Louisville, KY – Several members of the Louisville Metro Council are sponsoring a Resolution requesting the Metropolitan Sewer District to set aside additional funding in the coming years for an enhanced home buyout program. The plan calls for MSD to increase funding for such programs in future budgets so that they can make progress on a growing list of properties that have seen reoccurring flooding.            The sponsors of this ordinance are: Councilmembers: Angela Leet (R-7), Kelly Downard (R-16), Dan Johnson (D-21) and Madonna Flood (D-24).           “This Resolution is long overdue and it asks MSD…


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Inductees Announced for the University of Louisville Athletics Hall of Fame

From www.gocards.com LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Six outstanding individuals will be inducted into the University of Louisville Athletics Hall of Fame on Friday, Oct. 23 in the Brown & Williamson Club of Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. The list includes Deion Branch, a receiver for the Cardinals’ football team who later was named MVP of the Super Bowl; Herbert Crook, a starting forward on UofL’s 1986 NCAA Championship team who is among the Cardinals’ career scoring and rebounding leaders; Sonya Gubaidulina Karmazin, an All-American volleyball player for the Cardinals who is ninth in career kills at UofL; Christy Hershey Allman, a four-year…


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Special 9/11 ceremony to be held Friday in Downtown Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  – Mayor Greg Fischer and the city of Louisville will hold a solemn remembrance on the front steps of Metro Hall to honor those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center, Pentagon and on Flight 93. “We will always remember the deep sadness and loss of so many lives 14 years ago,” Fischer said. “It was a day that changed our lives forever. But it was also a day when heroes were born. During this day of remembrance, it is an honor to join our local first responders who risk their lives…


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City Girl Gone Gardening: I may have picked the wrong time to start a gardening blog

  By Jackie Hollenkamp Bentley Yeah, I just may have picked the wrong year. Don’t get me wrong, I was able to harvest food for my family from this year’s gardening: potatoes, tomatoes, green beans, peppers. But I’m greedy. I wanted enough to be able to can and store for the winter, and maybe give a few fresh veggies away to friends and family. So this made me sad: As I’ve learned earlier (See CGGG: Misery Loves Company), I’m not alone in my home gardening woes. A lot of people have told me they’re having crappy years. So I didn’t…