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THE WEEK – Getting Past the Post-Derby Blues with News

It took me until about Tuesday to feel normal again after an action-packed, fun-filled Derby Week. How about you? At least the good weather has continued, and the news hasn’t been all bad: Boilermakers on Tap:  Word leaked out Thursday that the U of L football Cardinals will open the 2017 season in Indianapolis against Big Ten power Purdue. Seems like the Cards are having trouble getting big-time schools to come to Papa John’s. (WDRB) It Must Be a Tough Place to Work: Another week, another communications staffer leaves JCPS. Helene Kramer is out at JCPS. Donna Hargens said she…


ReSurfaced Returns to Downtown Louisville KY in June

 From Louisville Metro. . .  LOUISVILLE, Ky.  The popular ReSurfaced initiative, which transformed a vacant lot on Main Street in downtown Louisville into an art/performance/beer garden that attracted thousands of people, will reopen in June with a bourbon and local food theme. ReSurfaced: The Bourbon Edition will launch Thursday, June 4 and coincide with The Kentucky Bourbon Affair™ fantasy camp, sponsored by the Kentucky Distillers’ Association. The KDA is also a lead sponsor of ReSurfaced: The Bourbon Edition. ReSurfaced will remain open each Thursday, Friday and Saturday during June (except Saturday June 20, when a private event is planned for the…


Mini-Grants in Louisville KY Available for Healthy Activities

Louisville, Ky., – The application deadline for the Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement’s mini-grants is fast approaching. The grants will range from $7,500 to $10,000 each and will fund activities that support several focus areas within the Healthy Louisville 2020 Plan. Applications must be received at the Department of Public Health and Wellness at 400 E. Gray St. by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 8. Applicants must be incorporated as nonprofit corporations and qualified to do business in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Grant guidelines and the application are available online at http://bit.ly/1H0NYMs “The Healthy Hometown mini-grants have brought opportunities for physical…


Louisville Residents May Be Eligible For Disaster Aid

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Residents of Louisville who suffered damage from the severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides of April 2-17, 2015 may be eligible for federal disaster assistance. Emergency Services Emergency Management Agency (EMA) has been working closely with The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to determine damages throughout the community caused by these storms. EMA is encouraging all members of the community who registered a preliminary damage assessment as well as all area residents possibly affected to apply for assistance. Individuals and business owners who sustained losses can begin applying for assistance by registering online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by…


City Girl Gone Gardening: Seeds of Patience

By Jackie Hollenkamp Bentley   “Today you are planting seeds to your dream. Be patient because it will be a large harvest.” ― Chris Burkmenn Uh…not if you look at my efforts at seed starting. I was given a batch of tomato, cucumber and green bean seeds by a friend. In the middle of April I set up my self-proclaimed redneck seed starting system.     Within a couple of weeks, after diligently keeping the florescent light on them and misting them with a spray bottle every night, these little sprouts popped up much to my delight. Then I got…


Enjoy the Heaven & Evan Tour From Bardstown to Louisville

May 5, 2015 Louisville, KY – Having a well-rounded, palette-pleasing bourbon experience doesn’t have to take an entire day. Bourbon lovers can now sign up for Heaven & Evan, a unique exclusive tour and tasting experience organized by Mint Julep Tours. The experience transports you from downtown Louisville to nearby Bardstown and back in just five and a half hours, making it the perfect option for people looking to maximize their time. For just $175 per person, you have the opportunity to visit two staples of The Kentucky Bourbon Trail—Heaven Hill’s Bourbon Heritage Center in Bardstown, Kentucky, and the Evan…


Raising Cane in South Louisville

Louisville, Ky., – The popular Louisiana-based chain known for its ONE LOVE® – quality chicken finger meals – has opened its newest location this morning on Dixie Highway. It’s the ninth Raising Cane’s in the state of Kentucky and the third in Louisville. CRM Companies, based in Lexington, KY, developed and runs the restaurants in the Bluegrass State. Located at 5212 Dixie Highway in Louisville, the new restaurant employs 60 newly hired crewmembers. “I’ve opened around 20 restaurants before, but this one has raised my excitement level to an all-time high. There’s no place like Raising Cane’s – our quality…


Good News for Louisville-based Texas Roadhouse

Louisville, Ky., – Texas Roadhouse, Inc. today announced financial results for the 13 week period ended March 31, 2015. Results for the first quarter included the following highlights: *Diluted earnings per share increased 23.0% to $0.46 from $0.37 in the prior year; *Comparable restaurant sales increased 8.9% at company restaurants and 8.0% at franchise restaurants; *Three company-owned restaurants were opened, including one Bubba’s 33 restaurant; and, *Restaurant margin, as a percentage of restaurant sales, decreased 20 basis points to 19.0%. The impact of higher average unit volume was more than offset by commodity inflation of approximately 5.2%, mostly driven by…


Give A Small Business In Louisville Your Business This Week

Louisville, KY – This is the U.S. Small Business Administration’s National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year. “Small businesses are a powerful part of our regional economy,” said GLI President and CEO Kent Oyler. “They employ well over half the private sector workers in the Greater Louisville region and represent upwards of 80% of net job creation in the region. It should be…


Come be a tourist in your hometown and spread the Louisville Love

Louisville, Ky., – Enjoy the city’s most popular attractions, restaurants, shops and hotels at a reduced rate as part of Louisville’s annual Hometown Tourist Celebration, under way May 4-31, 2015. In an effort to champion the power of travel and educate the local community about everything there is to see, do and enjoy in their own backyard, the Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Hometown Tourist Celebration is held each year in conjunction with National Travel & Tourism Week. This year’s month-long celebration features deep discounts at more than 80 area attractions, restaurants, shops and hotels. Just show up and bring…