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Mutual Of Omaha Seeks Real ‘Aha Moments’ From Louisville Locals For National TV Spot

Louisville, Ky., – Local residents will have their shot at fame as the Aha Moment Tour makes its way to Louisville. The aha moment tour features a one-of-a-kind mobile television studio in a 34’ Airstream trailer designed to capture and share Americans’ aha moments across the country. Locals can sign up for their spot and view previously recorded moments at http://mutualofomaha.com/aha. It is all part of Mutual of Omaha’s search for their next commercial spots featuring real people sharing real stories. From the participants along the 20-city and 7,700-mile tour, several new 30-second ads will be produced to air next year.


Saturday’s Downs After Dark Final Event of Historic Spring Meet at Louisville’s Churchill Down’s

Louisville, Ky., – Join Churchill Downs this Saturday night (June 27) to close the most historic Spring Meet in 37 years with a bang at “Downs After Dark” presented by Stella Artois and Finlandia Vodka. Guests are encouraged to break out their best cowboy and cowgirl duds to celebrate Saturday’s Boots, Brew & BBQ theme while they enjoy draft beer, specialty cocktails, BBQ food trucks and 11 races, including four marquee stakes events. Nashville music artist Justin Adams will bring his high energy country-meets-rock ‘n’ roll performance to the Plaza, where guests can also test their staying power on a mechanical bull….


Louisville Mayor leads nation’s mayors in support of My Brother’s Keeper Challenge

LOUISVILLE, Ky., – Mayor Greg Fischer was the lead sponsor of a resolution approved this week by the nation’s mayors pledging continued support for a national initiative to help young men and boys of color stay on track with education and community engagement. The resolution, approved by mayors attending the U.S. Conference of Mayors annual meeting in San Francisco, aims to bolster nationwide support for the “My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Challenge,” launched by President Obama in 2014. “We know the critical importance of ensuring that every child, regardless of color, neighborhood or family situation has the opportunity to reach their full…


Louisville’s Forecastle Festival Releases Daily Schedule

Louisville, Ky., – Led by Sam Smith, My Morning Jacket, Widespread Panic and Modest Mouse, Forecastle Festival has released its daily schedule, available at ForecastleFest.com Links to the daily schedule are provided below.  General admission weekend passes, single-day tickets, VIP and all-inclusive travel packages options are on sale now. All festival tickets are available at ForecastleFest.com, Ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlets. Friday, July 17 Saturday, July 18 Sunday, July 19 Kick-Off Event Set for Thursday, July 16 Forecastle and Against The Grain Brewery will once again host the official Forecastle Kick-Off event on Thursday, July 16. The event will offer…


Louisville’s Chris Randolph Renews With 97.5 WAMZ

Louisville, KY., – 97.5 WAMZ announced today that morning drive personality Chris Randolph has renewed with the station.  Randolph, who marks 6 years with 97.5 WAMZ this year, will continue to entertain Kentuckiana, along with co-host Amy Nic, every weekday from 5-10 a.m. ET. iHeartMedia Louisville has a strong cross-platform presence including a number of iconic brands and franchises — both broadcast and digital – including WTFX-FM; WQMF-FM; WAMZ-FM; WNRW-FM; WLGX-FM; WKRD-AM; WHAS-AM; and WKJK-AM — and produces legendary marquee events including Bras Across The Bluegrass, the WHAS Crusade for Children, and Coyote’s Concert For Kids. iHeartMedia is a leading…


City Girl Gone Gardening: Left Louisville for A Week and Look What Happens!

By Jackie Hollenkamp Bentley Louisville, Ky., – My oh my, what a difference a week makes. The Bentley Crew has been gone for a week, vacationing along the sunny shores of Florida.  I had received several weather alerts from Louisville while there, but I blew them off. I was on vacation and Louisville was, literally, a thousand miles away. The first picture is what my beds looked like the day before we left. Oh, was I tickled pink that I had a little cluster of Romas emerging!  Things were progressing quite nicely, in my humble opinion. So, I had my…


Louisville Uncovered presents: The Heigold House, mystery behind the facade on River Road

The Heigold House was built by immigrant stonemason Christopher Heigold, and stands at the intersection of River Road and Frankfort Avenue, watch the history around it on Louisville Uncovered !      “The Point” was a thriving 19th century neighborhood east of Downtown Louisville and opposite Towhead Island along the Ohio River. It was located north of the present day Butchertown area. Starting in the 1840s it was home to many upper income residents who had moved from New Orleans, giving the area the nickname “the Frenchmen’s Row”. They built many mansion houses in the area, the best known of which was…


Guthrie Street Opens Downtown

(Louisville, KY) –Mayor Greg Fischer and the Louisville Downtown Partnership (LDP) will celebrate the reopening of Guthrie Street on Tuesday, June 16th at 11:30 a.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by a “Food Truck Roundup” for Downtown professionals to linger and enjoy lunch on the newly refurbished street. “In addition to the sidewalk and streetscape improvements that we completed last year, and with major new tenants such as the Embassy Suites and Hilton Garden Inn, 4th Street from Ali to Broadway is transforming into a unique retail and restaurant corridor,” Fischer said. “The reopening of Guthrie Street removes the last vestige of the…


Louisville Uncovered presents: A timeless Louisville favorite food lives on, nearly 120 years later.

Louisville Uncovered presents a fresh episode: “Benedictine Uncovered”   Benedictine, is a spread made with cucumbers and cream cheese, was invented near the beginning of the 20th century by Jennie Carter Benedict (1860–1928), a caterer, restaurateur and cookbook author in Louisville, Kentucky.[11] After attending Fannie Farmer’s Boston Cooking School, she built a 256-square-foot kitchen with a 48-square-foot pantry in her backyard in 1893 (with no running water!) for what she thought was an excessive $316.85 so she could better serve her catering clientele. Watch the story, now, “Uncovered” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meiK5siOG3I In 1900, “Miss Jennie”  opened a restaurant and tea room…


New Louisville Slugger Bat Honors Wounded Warriors With Special Bat

LOUISVILLE, KY – The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team™ (WWAST) has a desire to inspire. And it has. With the help of modern prosthetic technology, the WWAST has left its mark on hundreds of thousands of people who’ve watched these courageous veterans hit, run, slide, dive, catch and throw. Now Louisville Slugger® – the team’s first sponsor – is honoring these brave soldiers by creating a special edition of its new 2016 performance bat. It’s called the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team Super Z. “I was speechless when Louisville Slugger told me they wanted to name a performance bat after…