Muhammad and Lonnie Ali Launch Leadership Scholarship with University of Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Muhammad and Lonnie Ali have made a donation to University of Louisville Athletics to endow the Muhammad Ali Leadership Baseball Scholarship, providing a lasting legacy with the Cardinals for the hometown legend.   The $100,000 commitment for the scholarship includes a $50,000 honorarium Ali will receive when he is awarded the inaugural Grawemeyer Spirit Award on Sept. 17, and the additional $50,000 is from an anonymous donor who matched the amount.   The Grawemeyer Spirit Award will be presented at a free, public ceremony Sept. 17 at 11 a.m. at The Louisville Palace.  The legendary Ali will also…


Greater Louisville Inc names more companies to Hot Dozen

(Louisville, KY) – Greater Louisville Inc’s (GLI) EnterpriseCorp announced the second four of twelve companies selected as a part of the “Hot Dozen” via Twitter.   The second group of companies are: Edj Analytics – a predictive analytics company that uses a game-based approach to solve difficult problems across a variety of industries, led by Sean O’Leary, www.edjanalytics.com findCRA — created a simple online platform to increase connections between banks and community partners throughout the US.  They support network partners as they collaborate toward the ultimate goal of community reinvestment with measurable social impact, led by Brian Waters and Ben Loehle,…

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Louisville’s KFC Yum! Center to improve certain Club level ammenities

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Louisville-based Stock Yards Bank & Trust Co. is pleased to announce an additional sponsorship, in partnership with the Louisville Arena Authority, that will pay for the Club level restroom expansion project at the KFC Yum! Center. Stock Yards Bank & Trust has been a Cornerstone Partner of the KFC Yum! Center since it opened in 2010. “Stock Yards Bank is committed to supporting the KFC YUM! Center and providing for its future as a regional and national entertainment destination that plays a vital role in our local economy,” said Ja Hillebrand, President of Stock Yards Bank & Trust…


Louisville’s Waterfront Wednesday Concert Series wraps up September 30th

  Louisville, Ky., – WFPK has announced the September 30th line up for its popular Waterfront Wednesday Concert Series.  The series is a monthly free concert on the Big Four Lawn in Louisville Waterfront Park, located next to the Big Four® Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge. This concert will feature Wax Fang, Here We Go Magic and Vandaveer. It’s sponsored by Goose Island Brewing Company, MINI of Louisville, Republic Bank, Passport Health Plan and Friends of the Waterfront. Additional support comes from Old 502 Winery, Speed Museum and Taxi 7. Wax Fang demonstrates a curious penchant for not only harmoniously wedding concept…

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University of Louisville students to Raise The Roof for Habitat for Humanity

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The University of Louisville chapter of Habitat for Humanity is ready to nail down its most significant accomplishment to date. September 17-19 will be the Raise the Roof event for the first student-funded Habitat for Humanity house to be built in Louisville. The money was raised by the UofL students. “This project has been a culmination of three years of work. It would not have happened if it were not for the amazing campus chapter members and the support of the university,” said Stephanie Dooper, a UofL senior and president of the UofL Habitat for Humanity chapter….

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More Food and drink promised at Louisville’s Louder than Life festival

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – September 10, 2015 – LOUDER THAN LIFE, a weekend-long rock music and camping fest set for October 3 and 4 at Champions Park in Louisville, Kentucky, has announced additions to its mouthwatering culinary lineup.  The impressive food and beverage lineup includes bourbon exhibitions and sampling with 17 bourbons, a selection of craft beer from 6 breweries, Gourmet Man Food and a celebrity chef using a power saw to slice meat TICKETS ON SALE NOW: click here. More than 70 vendors, along with celebrity chef Tom Coghill (Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives”), who clenches a power saw…

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Need a new hobby or exercise? Metro Louisville is offering free canoe trips

Louisville, KY – An Urban Wilderness Canoe Adventure is coming to Louisville! Join Metro Parks and our partners and canoe the Ohio River, taking off from both Riverview and Shawnee Parks. We will showcase the beauty of the great outdoors… in our own backyard! Free trips will be conducted in safe and stable 24-foot Voyageurs, which hold 9 participants. Safety equipment and trained staff will be provided. Event is open to everyone 3 and older. Wear comfortable outdoor clothing that can get wet – no flip-flops. Ice water will be available, so bring a refillable water bottle. Food will be…

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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…