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Louisville gets Special Preview of Republic Bank Pegasus Parade Tuesday

Festival fans can get a special preview of this week’s parade at the Republic Bank Pegasus Parade Preview Party tomorrow at the Kentucky Exposition Center in South Wing C. 2015 marks the 60th annual parade, which will feature approximately 100 units marching down Broadway on Thursday, April 30.  Each parade float and inflatable will be on display, complete with costumed characters, as well as equestrian units. Stage performances from local dance groups will also be featured. The theme of this year’s parade is “Best of Louisville,” so many of the units are decorated to celebrate the city. Said Kentucky Derby…


Former Louisville Bourbon I.W. Harper™ Brand Returns Stateside After Two Decades Abroad

LOUISVILLE, Ky., – The I.W. Harper brand is coming home to the United States after nearly 20 years abroad with the release of two new Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskeys inspired by the brand’s historic past. This spring, a new generation of whiskey adorers will experience the exemplary I.W. Harper approach –Anywhere, Anytime, It’s Always A Pleasure™. In 1867, German immigrant Isaac Wolfe (I.W.) Bernheim arrived in America with little more than four dollars in his pocket. Within 12 short years he co-founded Bernheim Brothers, where he began producing a whiskey known as I.W. Harper. The whiskey won its first gold medal in…


Horse Industry Legend, Philanthropist Marylou Whitney to be honored by Louisville’s Churchill Downs

Louisville, Ky., – Marylou Whitney, whose accomplishments and generosity in the worlds of Thoroughbred racing and philanthropy have garnered national acclaim and admiration for decades, will be honored by Churchill Downs Racetrack (“CDRT”) with the designation of “First Lady of the Oaks” during the celebration of the 141st running of the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (Grade I), America’s premier race for 3-year-old fillies scheduled at the Louisville track on Friday, May 1. The designation of a “First Lady of the Oaks” has been part of the tradition of the Kentucky Oaks since 2009. The honoree is a special individual who has celebrated women’s causes through professional and personal…


Louisville City FC Faces a Tough Test From the West On Saturday

Louisville, Ky. – Following a dramatic 1-1 draw with Pittsburgh last Sunday, Louisville City FC enters its fifth game of the regular season against another new USL franchise and member of the Western Conference, the Tulsa Roughnecks. Louisville City will be looking to stay unbeaten and climb the ladder in the Eastern Conference standings when the two clubs meet on Saturday at 7:30 at Louisville Slugger Field. The Roughnecks (1-2-1 4pts) will come into the match with much momentum after a 4-3 victory over Seattle Sounders II. It was a match in which 4 different Tulsa players scored and broke…


AT&T And Mobilitie Enhance Kentucky Derby Mobile Internet Coverage At Churchill Downs

LOUISVILLE, Ky., – AT&T* and Mobilitie have expanded mobile Internet coverage at Churchill Downs by upgrading the Distributed Antenna System (DAS) to improve the customer experience at the venue. “We’re investing in Kentucky so all Kentuckians have a great network experience no matter what they’re doing – whether that’s making a call, checking email, downloading apps or surfing the Internet,” said Hood Harris, president, AT&T Kentucky. “As the crowds converge on Churchill Downs, our network will be ready to provide that robust connectivity that we are committed to providing in communities across the Commonwealth.” AT&T has upgraded the antenna system at the…


Louisville’s Frazier History Museum Expansion Plans Include Extended Bourbon History Exhibit

Louisville, Ky. – As the Frazier History Museum moves forward with its Future Fund Phase II renovation project, Interim Director Paula Hale has announced the museum’s plans to develop an expanded Bourbon history exhibit and experience at its location on West Main Street. The $1.4 million Future Fund Phase II includes increasing classroom space, creating a more visible entrance and an expanded museum store. This project allows the museum to serve a projected 41,500 students, teachers and families annually, increasing the current number served by 13,000 and attracting approximately 10,000 new visitors to the museum annually. Phase I of the Future…


Computershare Inc. Opens New Facility in Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Mayor Greg Fischer and Lieutenant Governor Crit Luallen joined company officials and local leaders today to cut the ribbon on Computershare Inc.’s new facility in downtown Louisville. The opening comes six months after Computershare, which specializes in financial services and investor communications, announced the project, which involves creating up to 250 new jobs and a $12-million investment. “Computershare brings a new wealth of financial services expertise to Louisville, demonstrating the strength of our business clusters where we focus our economic development work,” said Mayor Fischer. “Computershare already has established itself as a solid corporate citizen, and we…


$2 Million Grand Champion Country Ham To Be Served At the Hermitage Grand Gala on Derby Eve

Louisville, Ky. – Hermitage Farm Charities, LLC, Bridgeman Foods, and Republic Bank, the 2014 winning bidders of the 2014 State Fair Grand Champion Ham, are thrilled to announce that the prized ham will be served during cocktail hour at the Hermitage Grand Gala. The winning dry-cured American country ham was originally bid on by Ryan Bridgeman, son of Junior Bridgeman, and Steve Wilson at the Country Ham Breakfast and Charity Auction. Steve Trager, Chairman and CEO of Republic Bank, then offered to match their bid. The bid was accepted, doubling the value of the donation to $2 million going to…


Get a slice of Kern’s Kitchen’s Derby-Pie®, My Old Kentucky Homemade since 1954

From the closet to the kitchen, Derby is all about tradition, and one of the sweetest, most delectable examples is the one and only legendary Derby-Pie® made exclusively by Kern’s Kitchen. Introduced to the world’s taste buds more than 60 years ago at Melrose Inn in Prospect, Kentucky, the chocolate nut pie has since become not only a tradition, but an icon of Derby season. The original recipe remains a secret to this day and Kern’s Kitchen intends to keep it that way for years to come. This delicious pie is beloved and enjoyed year-round by locals, tourists and anyone…


Louisville KY Brings Artist-in-Residence to Town

from Metro Government… LOUISVILLE KY – Louisville Metro Government’s first artist-in-residence is in town soaking up all things Derby, leading to the creation of an original art piece later this year. Benjamin Duke, a Louisville native who has created and displayed art throughout the world, is the first artist selected for the city’s new artist-in-residence program, which is being funded by a private, anonymous donor. The initiative will each year bring an artist to Louisville — or tap a local artist —to create one significant new art piece for the city’s permanent collection at no cost to city government. “Arts truly…