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Brown-Forman kicks off construction of Old Forester Distillery on historic Whiskey Row

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–Three generations of Brown family descendants gathered today in Louisville to take part in the construction kick-off ceremony for the new Old Forester Distillery, which will be located at 117 & 119 West Main Street along Louisville’s famed “Whiskey Row.” Old Forester President Campbell Brown and Brown-Forman Board of Directors Chairman Garvin Brown led the Brown family contingent and were joined by Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, Louisville Metro Council President David Tandy and various executives from Brown-Forman. The ceremony occurred in a parking lot directly across the street from the site of the Old Forester…


Louisville’s Churchill Downs Releases Official Logos for Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks 142

LOUISVILLE, Ky., – Churchill Downs Racetrack today unveiled the official logos for Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks 142. The logos were designed by SME, a New York-based marketing agency that has developed the official Derby and Oaks marks since 2007. The 142nd running of the Longines Kentucky Oaks and the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands will take place on May 6 and 7, 2016, respectively. For the Kentucky Derby 142 logo, Churchill Downs and SME chose a 1920s-inspired design to evoke the glamour of Derby’s past and present and capture the mystique of winning America’s Greatest Race. The simple…


New Global Automotive Conference Coming to Louisville In September

LOUISVILLE, KY – Automotive experts, manufacturers, suppliers and other business leaders will gather in Louisville Sept. 14-15 for a new, forward-looking automotive conference called AutoVision 2015. The two-day conference at the Louisville Marriott Downtown is the creation of the Kentucky Automotive Industry Association, the organization representing the state’s $14 billion economic engine. Major advances such as self-driving cars, lighter-weight vehicles and long-lasting electric batteries will be among the topics discussed by leading experts from across the nation and beyond. Leaders from Kentucky’s major automotive manufacturers including Ford, General Motors and Toyota will be among the presenters. “Forget the rearview mirror….

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The Comfy Cow Opens Production Facility in Louisville

Louisville, Ky., – One of Louisville’s favorite treats will soon be in freezers across the country. Mayor Greg Fischer and Lt. Gov. Crit Luallen today joined company officials to cut the ribbon on The Comfy Cow’s first standalone production facility in Louisville. “We are thrilled that The Comfy Cow is growing their wholesale side to become an ice cream brand that will be enjoyed in homes throughout the country,” said Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer.  “Because of the demonstrated strength in Louisville’s food and beverage cluster, small businesses like The Comfy Cow have the support of community partners and expertise to…


Louisville’s Kentucky Kingdom Announces New Roller Coaster

Louisville, KY –  Kentucky Kingdom announces the upcoming addition of Storm Chaser, its fifth roller coaster and second new coaster since the theme park reopened 14 months ago. Kentucky Kingdom is recognized within the amusement industry for its diverse mix of thrilling coasters, which include Thunder Run, the classic wooden coaster ranked among the top “woodies” in the world; T3, its newly revamped and reopened suspended looping coaster; Lightning Run, a one-of-a-kind hyper coaster introduced in 2014 and rated among the top 25 steel coasters in the world by Amusement Today; and the Roller Skater, a whimsically themed family coaster…

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Finalists Announced for GLI Annual Awards That Celebrate Small and Growing Businesses

Louisville, Ky – Greater Louisville Inc. – the Metro Chamber of Commerce announced the finalists for its 2015 Inc.credible Awards presented by  Strothman & Company this morning at its Wake Up Wind Down event.  For the past 15 years, the Inc.credible Awards have been recognizing small businesses that are focused on stimulating growth and innovation in the Greater Louisville region. The 2015 winners will be announced at the Inc.credible Awards Luncheon at the Galt House Hotel on August 28 at 11:30a.m. “GLI’s Inc.credible Awards are all about celebrating the Greater Louisville region’s finest small businesses and their impact on the…

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Mayor Fischer shares West Louisville Food Port plans at international conference & world expo in Italy

  *Rick Redding interviewed Caroline Heine, the force behind the West Louisville Food Port, earlier this month. Catch the interview here on the July 9th Rusty Satellite Show.   LOUISVILLE (July 21, 2015) – Mayor Greg Fischer joined a delegation of U.S. and Italian mayors at Expo Milano 2015 to discuss their role in helping to shape a healthy and sustainable local food environment. Fischer, one of five mayors representing the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM), discussed Louisville’s plans and challenges. Currently, Louisville’s demand for local food exceeds the supply. The West Louisville Food Port, slated for the 24-acre…


Louisville Bats to Host First-Ever 80s Night

Louisville, Ky., – Tease your hair, put on some shades and, like, totally, get pumped for the first-ever 80’s Night at Louisville Slugger Field on Thursday, July 30! Enjoy a pregame 80’s cover band (M80’s), $1 beer from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm, 80’s themed sights and sounds during the game & more. The Bats take on the Charlotte Knights. The first 1,500 fans will receive a throwback Louisville Redbirds team card set! Receive $3 off the price of admission when wearing Redbirds attire or your favorite 80’s band t-shirt! Game time 7:05 pm. Gates open at 5:30 pm.  …


Louisville releases its My Brother’s Keeper Plan to the community and White House

Louisville, Ky., – Mayor Greg Fischer and the Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods released their My Brother’s Keeper Plan (MBKLou) to the White House, MBK Alliance and community today – a plan to help young people, specifically young men and boys of color, stay on track. “We are working tirelessly to give every child the opportunity to lead a happy, productive life,” Fischer said. “Regardless of what part of town you live in, we all own the work of ensuring that all of our citizens have hope and feel connected to our community.” From kindergarten readiness to coding training…

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Kentucky Opera Director Unexpectedly Dies in Crash On His Way Home to Louisville

Louisville, Ky., – The Kentucky Opera and the rest of Louisville’s arts community is mourning the sudden loss of Kentucky Opera’s director, David Roth. The following was posted on Kentucky Opera’s Facebook page Monday morning: “It is with profound and unspeakable sorrow that we must inform you that our dear friend and Kentucky Opera leader, David Roth, died in a car accident last night. David was returning to Louisville after visiting family in Wisconsin. Few details are available at this time. As more information becomes available we will update our web site at KYOpera.org. David was a positive and powerful…