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Mint Julep, Old Forester Version, Coming to Louisville KY Stores in March

LOUISVILLE, KY — Old Forester Mint Julep, a 60-proof ready-to-serve cocktail made with Old Forester Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky, will be available for sale in select stores as of late-March. In addition to stores, Churchill Downs® will serve Old Forester Mint Julep, recently named “The Official Drink of the Kentucky Derby®,” during the 141st Kentucky Derby®. Old Forester Mint Julep is sold in a commemorative 1L Kentucky Derby bottle with a horse-themed neck wrap for a suggested retail price of $24.99 which will vary by location. The ready-to-serve cocktail makes it easy to enjoy a 10-second mint julep (just unscrew and pour over crushed ice), and…


Lordy, this Glory of the World is Amazing at Louisville KY’s Humana Festival

Here’s proof that you never know what to expect at Actors Theatre. “Glory of the World” was billed as having something to do with Thomas Merton, the internationlly-known monk with ties to Louisville. It’s his 100th birthday party, and a group of young men are determined to celebrate Merton. The play opens and closes with quiet mediation, as Les Waters, the director of the production, sits silently as words are projected on both sides of the stage. The idea, I think, is to think. But then 17 young men enter the stage and mayhem soon ensues. First, many toast Merton for…


Thompson Square Headlining Waterfront Jam in Louisville KY

Louisville, KY.  You’ve seen them on Leno, Kimmel and Conan, now you can see Thompson Square perform live at the Waterfront Jam Presented by the John R. Elliott HERO Campaign.  The FREE concert is set for Friday, April 24, at Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville.  Special guest A Thousand Horses will open the show at 8 p.m. Admission is free with a 2015 Pegasus Pin. Thompson Square has taken the country music industry by storm with a trio of hit singles including “I Got You”, “Glass”, and the No. 1 double-platinum-selling “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not”. The married musical duo, Keifer…


Wilson Picks Up Louisville Slugger Brand Rights, Factory Stays Here

From Louisville Slugger. . . Historic agreement brings together two century-old, storied American brands at the forefront of innovating, shaping and growing diamond sports on the global stage Chicago, IL and Louisville, KY – This is a historic day in the baseball and softball business. Wilson®, the Official Glove of Major League Baseball® (MLB) will now take the field with Louisville Slugger®, the Official Bat of Major League Baseball. Wilson Sporting Goods Co., a division of Amer Sports Corporation, and Louisville Slugger, a division of Hillerich & Bradsby, Co., (H&B), announced today that Wilson has acquired global brand, sales and…


N. Iowa (Kurt Warner U) Stands Between Louisville and Sweet 16

Today the Louisville Cardinals face Northern Iowa for a trip to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. The Panthers have called on a famous alum for motivation. From ESPN: Months ago, Kurt Warner told Northern Iowa Panthers coach Ben Jacobson to call him if he wanted Warner’s help once his alma mater reached the NCAA tournament. So, Jacobson recently reached out to the retired NFL quarterback, and Warner agreed to fly from Arizona to Seattle, where he’s hanging out with the team throughout its first two games of the NCAA tournament. The former Pro Bowl quarterback gave the fifth-seeded Panthers a pep…


Preservation Group Names Louisville KY One of America’s National Treasures

The National Trust for Historic Preservation announced that it is naming the Heart of Louisville a National Treasure. The National Trust’s Preservation Green Lab will use Louisville as an urban laboratory to test the impact of targeted technical, financial, and marketing assistance throughout the city’s historic areas. With Louisville’s resurgence underway in many areas, the National Trust is convening a long-term collaboration with city officials, local preservation and community organizations, developers, and experts in a host of different fields to promote building reuse as a vital tool for sustainable development. The project will last three to five years, build on…


Rusty Satellite Features Thorntons Chief Tony Harris and Underdog Tony Vanetti

LISTEN TO THE RUSTY SATELLITE SHOW HERE. Rusty visits Two Tonys this week as the ‘Ville braces for a total work stoppage — the 2nd and 3rd rounds of the NCAA Tournament. Louisville is the national leader in TV ratings for the tournament, and with the Big Blue as even President Obama’s choice to win it all, you can bet this year will break some records off the court. Tony Harris is the president of Thorntons Inc., one of our most generous corporate citizens. I talk with Tony about all the changes in the look and feel of Thorntons stores,…


Portland is Destination for GLI’s GLIDE Trip from Louisville KY

Greater Louisville Idea Development Expedition looks to build on regional collaboration Louisville, KY — Greater Louisville Inc. – the Metro Chamber of Commerce, announced Portland, Oregon as the destination for its 2015 GLIDE (Greater Louisville Idea Development Expedition) trip. The annual GLIDE trip is a three-day excursion designed to introduce participants to cities throughout the world in order to better understand how they have overcome obstacles and achieved goals.  Destination cities for the GLIDE program are strategically selected to represent some of the issues and opportunities that the Greater Louisville region is experiencing. “We keep showing up on top-10 lists with…


Madness is Here in Louisville KY, UK in Action Thursday night: Cards, Hoosiers on Friday afternoon

Time to tune out if you’re not into college hoops. Louisville KY is not the #1 rated market for watching basketball on TV for nothing. The top overall seed, Kentucky, will play late Thursday night in Louisville KY’s KFC Yum! Center. Louisville’s Cardinals are a #4 seed, and open Friday (on TBS) at 4:10 with UC-Irvine’s Anteaters in Seattle. Indiana made the big show as a #10 seed, and play Wichita State in Omaha Friday at 2:45 on CBS. Make your “get-out-of-w0rk” plans now for Friday. And who’s coming to Louisville, along with Kentucky? Cincinnati and Purdue face off Thursday in an…


Check Out Ben Sollee On Tour with New Music

Ben Sollee has released some great new music, and is touring the country. The Lexington native (hear his Rusty Satellite interview here) is on tour through March and April. Here’s the latest from Sollee himself about his new collection, called Steeples Part One. Over the last two years I’ve been slowly working on a new collection of songs for you. Between touring and other projects I’d dip in to the studio to create and make. Now, I’m excited to share with you the first chapter, Steeples Part One. As you all know, I run a small, very independent operation here in…