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Hermitage Farm’s First Grand Gala Brings Big List Of Celebrities Derby Eve

Louisville, Ky. – Add another big party to the Derby Eve festivities. Hermitage Farm of Goshen is throwing its first-ever Grand Gala. Hosted by Steve Wilson and Laura Lee Brown, the owners of 21c Museum Hotels, and Junior and Doris Bridgeman, will be held on Friday, May 1, on the grounds of the Hermitage Farm. The festivities are set to begin at 6 p.m. with live performances by Jamie Foxx, Ne-Yo, and DJ Cassidy. Other celebrities slated to show up are Darius Rucker, Martin Lawrence, Nick Lachey, Vanessa Minnillo Lachey, Andy Cohen, David Arquette, Dean Norris, Angela Bassett, Star Jones, Russell Wilson, Tate Taylor, Kathryn Stockett, and Chadwick Boseman. According to Hermitage Grand Gala’s…


Kentucky Derby Festival To Posthumously Honor Louisville’s Jim King

Louisville, Ky. – Each year, the Kentucky Derby Festival presents the Fifth Third Bank Silver Horseshoe Award to an individual or organization for their outstanding service to the community.  This year’s award will be given to honor the late Jim King.  The award will be presented at the 59th annual They’re Off! Luncheon on Friday, April 17, at the Galt House East Hotel. Accepting the award will be Jim’s wife, Debbie King. As part of the award, the Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation – the Derby Festival’s charitable arm – will also present a $5,000 check to the Leukemia & Lymphoma…


2015 Mint Julep Cup Unveiled

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Got a grand to spare? Woodford Reserve has unveiled its 2015 Mint Julep Cup for the Kentucky Derby. The $1,000 Victory Cups were fashioned from the creativity of designer Billy Reid and mixologist Pamela Wiznitzer, and handcrafted at Louisville-based From the Vault. “I was inspired by a book I had found many years ago while researching the Kentucky Derby,” Reid said. “The Derby is an event steeped in heritage and tradition, and I’m honored to have been invited to design something as iconic as the $1,000 Mint Julep Cup for a brand as unparalleled as Woodford Reserve.” There are…


LMPD Launches New Pedestrian Safety Video

Louisville, Ky. – The Louisville Metro Police Department is launching a new campaign to prevent another deadly year for pedestrians. Thanks to a recent grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, LMPD’s first result is a new YouTube video video aimed at making both pedestrians and drivers more aware of their surroundings. (See video below).   In 2014, 429 people were struck by a vehicle and of those, 18 died. Sgt. William Patterson, the video’s host, said that translates to roughly one person getting hit every day of the year. The video opens with a distracted driver striking a…


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New Business In India? GLI Hopes So

Greater Louisville Inc., the Metro Chamber of Commerce (GLI), President and CEO Kent Oyler recently wrapped up a trip to India the United Arab Emirates in an effort to drum up new business for Louisville and the rest of Kentucky. Oyler joined Chamber executives from Winchester-Clark County, Jessamine County, Murray-Calloway County, Ashland and Madisonville, Ky., and Bartlett, Tenn., as well as representatives from the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Executives and World Trade Center Kentucky. The purpose of the April 2-11 trip, Oyler said, was to exchange and foster business and cultural connections with their counterparts in India and United Arab Emirates. “The…


Roscoe Goose’s Longshot and Legendary Career in Louisville KY

Do you know the significance of the name Roscoe Goose? He was a legendary Louisville native who rode Donerail to victory in the 1913 Kentucky Derby. That win set a record that still stands — the longest shot ever to win the Derby. Donerail paid an astonishing $184.90 on a $2 bet. Goose went on to become a legendary trainer and owner, and was inducted into the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame. Goose parlayed his success as a jockey and horseman to become a millionaire. He was born and raised in Jeffersontown, where a prominent marker near the town square…


Passing on Plastic – Mayor Says 85% of Louisville KY Residents Following New Law

Louisville, Ky. – Mayor Greg Fischer today announced that the vast majority of Louisville households are obeying a new rule that requires the use of reusable or compostable containers for disposal of yard waste. The regulation, which prohibits disposing of yard waste in traditional plastic bags, was passed in May of 2014 by the Louisville Jefferson County Solid Waste Management District and enforcement began January 1, 2015. Through the early weeks of gardening season, the Solid Waste division of Metro Public Works estimates that more than 85 percent of the approximately 80,000 Louisville households from which yard waste is collected…


Let’s Get Fired UP for Another Week in Louisville KY

Sure, the big news may have been that big Rand Paul announcement, but here are some very interesting stories making the rounds in Louisville KY this week: This is NOT Hazing: A U of L fraternity, TKE, is being investigated because members forced pledges to be designated drivers, paint themselves for sporting events, and, if you can believe it, carry books. Is this something worth investigating? Frats are getting a bad rap these days, thanks mostly to the racist video of University of Oklahoma SAE’s, but being forced to carry books? Insert sarcastic comment here. (WLKY) Now THIS is Hazing: The swim…


Hey Terry! Meiners Signs A Nice New Contract with WHAS

Louisville, KY – NewsRadio 840 WHAS announced today that longtime afternoon personality Terry Meiners has renewed with the station.  Meiners, who marks 30 years with NewsRadio 840 WHAS this year, will continue to inform and entertain Kentuckiana every weekday from 3-6:00 p.m. ET. “We’re so happy Terry will continue doing what he does best,” said Kelly Carls, Senior Vice-President of Programming, iHeartMedia Louisville.  “Terry is a true gentleman on the air and off, and a tremendous asset to our community.” “I am delighted to continue with my iHeartMedia family.  I love my on-air radio team and cannot imagine life without…


Okolona Dude Wins KDF’s Fanatic Prize in Louisville KY

LOUISVILLE MAN WILL BE THIS YEAR’S THUNDERNATOR Louisville, KY.   – Through a special second chance promotion sponsored by the Kentucky Lottery, 43-year-old Okolona resident Michael Ernstberger of Louisville, Kentucky, won the opportunity to be this year’s Festival Fanatic for the 2015 Kentucky Derby Festival.  As part of his big win, Ernstberger will serve as the Thundernator for the Derby Festival Opening Ceremonies:  Thunder Over Louisville on Saturday, April 18.  Ernstberger will provide the Thunder countdown and “zero” ignition to activate the Thunder launch system sequence in the Command Center at the Galt House Hotel. Additionally, Michael receives  nine other  Festival VIP experiences…