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Louisville’s Speed Art Museum Names New Chief Development Officer

Louisville, KY— The Speed Art Museum has hired a key new position in anticipation of its re-opening in the spring of 2016 and announced today that Steve Luckett has been appointed as the Chief Development Officer for the Museum. Luckett will begin his new role at the Speed on May 26, 2015. “I am very excited to have the opportunity to work with The Speed Museum. This is a dynamic and transformational time for the organization,” said Luckett. “This community treasure is about to become a greater asset and resource for our community, and I am honored and humbled to…


Louisville’s Bardstown Bound Kicks Off Saturday

Louisville, Ky., – Craft beer is the focus of this year’s Bardstown Bound. The 12th annual event kicks off Saturday, May 16, alongside the Valu Market beer festival. The finest restaurants and pubs in the city open their doors and participate in this annual Highlands favorite. Here are a few highlights: BEER BUS TOUR A bus tour beginning and ending at Valu Market on Bardstown Road will take you on a beer tasting journey as you travel to locations around the area. These locations include: Dragon King’s Daughter, O’Shea’s Irish Pub, Flat 12 Bierwerks (Southern Indiana), Buckhead’s Mountain Grill, and Gordon Biersch….


New Bourbon Pays Homage to Louisville’s Stitzel-Weller Distillery

LOUISVILLE, Ky., – Generations of distillers along Kentucky’s bourbon trail have poured decades of time into perfecting the art of making whiskey in distilleries that have since become the place of legend.  Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, DIAGEO’s newest brand within its American Whiskey portfolio, pays homage to the artful passion and renowned craftsmanship of the celebrated Stitzel-Weller Distillery in Louisville, Kentucky. Named after the two parts of a skeleton key, the blade shaft and the ornate bow handle, Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey derives its inspiration from the Five Keys symbol that can be found…


Louisville Metro Police Officers To Wear New Body Cameras

Louisville, Ky., – TASER International (NASDAQ: TASR), the global, Seattle-based leader in cloud-based digital evidence management and body-worn video, today announced it received an order by the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) for its full suite of wearable cameras and digital evidence management solutions. The deployment will include 988 Axon Flex body-worn cameras on the EVIDENCE.com Unlimited plan and will include CAD integration and the MediaSolv solution for CCTV video and photo management. Last week, TASER acquired MediaSolv to expand its solution enabling law enforcement to unify existing silos of digital media and evidence into a seamless workflow from capture to the courtroom. The…


Louisville’s Comfy Cow expands even more into Indiana

Jeffersonville, IN: The Comfy Cow, the Louisville-based maker of super premium, gourmet ice creams, is opening its second Southern Indiana location next to Boombozz at 1450 Veterans Parkway in Jeffersonville.  To mark the grand opening on May 16, the new Comfy Cow will be celebrating from Noon-10 p.m. with balloons, face-painting and a DJ. The new space will offer inside seating, as well as an outdoor patio.  The shop will keep with The Comfy Cow décor theme of fun, funky and vintage, providing a comfortable place to relax, connect and enjoy.  The 2500 sq.ft. shop will feature a party room which…


Forecastle Festival Announces Late Night Shows in Louisville

LOUISVILLE, KY – The Forecastle Festival will host a wide array of separately ticketed late-night shows on Friday, July 17 and Saturday, July 18, 2015. The intimate, after-hours events will take place at the Mercury Ballroom, Headliners Music Hall, and the historic, 100-year-old Belle of Louisville steamboat. The Mercury Ballroom plays host to world-renowned rapper Talib Kweli on Friday, July 17 while brotherly duo The Floozies brings the funk on Saturday, July 18. On Friday, July 17, Headliners Music Hall will feature Forecastle alumni and folk standouts Lord Huron with San Fermin. Saturday, July 18 brings a co-headline bill of…


Louisville’s Waterfront Wednesday Returns

Louisville, Ky., – 91.9 WFPK announces the launch of its favorite concert series on Wednesday, May 27, 2015.  The WFPK Waterfront Wednesday® Concert 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 Civil Twilight, Jukebox the Ghost and Small Time Napoleon. 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. Civil Twilight’s forthcoming studio album, Story Of An Immigrant, will be available June…


Louisville College Undergoes Transition

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – National College, a long-established institution of higher learning in the local area now has a new name. The Louisville Campus, along with the College’s other Kentucky campuses in Florence, Pikeville, Richmond, Lexington, and Danville, have become campuses of American National University. This change reflects the continuous evolution of the institution since 1886, including the addition of numerous bachelor’s and master’s degree programs available to Kentucky students through American National University’s virtual campus, physical campus, or a combined learning method which encompasses both online and onsite courses. “The continued development of academic programs and professional training opportunities at…


Louisville’s Crescent Hill Reservoir Re-Opens This Week

Louisville, Ky., – The newly-restored Crescent Hill Reservoir is set to re-open this week. Louisville Water officials and Mayor Greg Fischer will join neighbors, business owners and historians Tuesday for the ceremony at the Gatehouse and Reservoir on Frankfort Avenue. An Open House is set for Wednesday evening between 5:00 and 8:30 p.m. for the general public to see and experience the restored architecture and ambiance. Information and artifacts from the project will be on display and the schedule for Louisville Water’s highly popular “Walking Wednesdays” guided tours of the facilities will be resumed and announced. The project to restore the Gatehouse began in…


New Louisville Garden Honors Late Arborist

Louisville, Ky., – Louisville officials are honoring the memory of late city arborist Mark White. Mayor Greg Fischer and the Louisville Downtown Partnership (LDP) dedicated the Mark White Garden in a sidewalk at the southwest corner of Fifth and Jefferson Streets. White served Louisville Metro for nearly ten years and was appointed Metro Arborist on July 1, 2008 after spending a year and a half as a landscaping supervisor in the Facilities Division. Prior to working for the city, he ran a private landscaping business. He died February 9, 2015 after a long illness. White was known for his positive…