Tickets on Sale as LouisvilleKy’s Cardinals Face Northern Kentucky in NIT First Round

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville men’s basketball team has been selected to participate in the 2018 National Invitation Tournament and will face Northern Kentucky in the first round on Tuesday, March 13 at 7 p.m. in the KFC Yum! Center.  The game will be televised by ESPN. Season ticket holders in premium locations have been emailed instructions for the right to claim their seats until noon Monday.  Tickets located in the club sections, courtside, suites, terrace and premium boxes are $20 each for first round games.  All premium seats not purchased by noon Monday and all other remaining arena seats will go on sale to…

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LouisvilleKY’s RoboRumble is this weekend

DERBY FESTIVAL FOUNDATION ROBOTICS TOURNAMENT ON SATURDAY March 8, 2018. Louisville, KY. – Get ready to ROBORUMBLE!  Samtec has teamed up with the Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation and Jefferson County Public Schools for the 2018 RoboRumble Regional Robotic Tournament. The event is this Saturday, March 10 at Marion C. Moore High School. The tournament challenges students and teams from Jefferson County schools and surrounding regions to design, build and compete with robots. The competition begins at 9 AM with the awards ceremony following at 3 PM. “Samtec is pleased to sponsor the KDF Foundation RoboRumble Robotic Tournament,” said John Hynes, Director of Product Marketing. “We are committed to supporting…


LouisvilleKY’s LIHEAP closes following depletion of funds, improvements to sign up process

Louisville, KY – The funds for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) program were exhausted this year earlier than usual, following high demand and steps taken by the Office of Resilience and Community Services (RCS) to make requesting easier for qualified residents. This year, an average of $225 were provided to more than 9,000 Louisville households during the LIHEAP Crisis phase, which pays late heating bills of low-income residents directly to service providers.  In total, RCS distributed over $2.5 million in LIHEAP Crisis funds to low-income Louisville residents. The LIHEAP Crisis phase closed the afternoon of Wednesday, March 7….

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KDF offers VIP seating for its LouisvilleKY concerts

Photos from KDF’s Instagram page…   Louisville, KY. – You can be front row at your favorite Derby Festival concert. The Festival’s Waterfront Jam VIP Viewing Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 9 at 10 a.m. These exclusive tickets which offer front row viewing will be offered for 4 of the 7 national concerts. Beginning April 27 at Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville, the concerts include MAX, Tyler Farr, Judah & The Lion, and Sheila E. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at KDF.org. General admission to all shows is FREE with a 2018 Pegasus Pin. Kroger sponsors the Waterfront Jam. Singer, songwriter “MAX” Schneider got…

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LouisvilleKY Public Health and Wellness Continues to Respond to Hepatitis A Outbreak

Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness continues to work to control an outbreak of acute hepatitis A that has centered in the city’s homeless and among those who use illicit drugs. On November 21, 2017 the Kentucky Department for Public Health declared an outbreak of acute hepatitis A in several counties throughout the state.  To date there have been 142 cases in Kentucky of which 124 have occurred Louisville.  This week, the Kentucky Department of Public Health announced the death of a Jefferson County resident with multiple other health issues whose symptoms and lab results…

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Omni LouisvilleKY Hotel Celebrates Ribbon Cutting and Opens Doors to First Guests

Photos from Omni Hotel’s Facebook page… City’s newest hotel welcomes visitors and locals to experience Louisville luxury and culture LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — After more than two years of construction, Omni Louisville Hotel, the city’s tallest and most luxurious hotel, is open following a ceremonial ribbon cutting. In a nod to Louisville’s Kentucky Derby tradition, a Churchill Downs bugler played “Call to the Post” followed by “My Old Kentucky Home” as Governor Matt Bevin and Mayor Greg Fischer joined leaders from Omni Hotels & Resorts to cut a red ribbon leading to the hotel’s front doors. Louisville residents, philanthropists and military family, Shelia M. Brookins and Army National Guard SFC Darrell…

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Four Roses Bourbon releases it’s 2018 Derby Festival Poster Bottle in LouisvilleKY

Louisville, KY. – Signs of the Derby Festival can be found everywhere in the spring, including on bourbon bottles. Four Roses Bourbon is releasing their commemorative Derby Festival Poster Special Selection Single Barrel Bourbon this week, featuring the image of the 2018 Derby Festival Official Poster designed by Louisville artists and twin sisters – Jeaneen Barnhart and Doreen Barnhart DeHart, and a single barrel bourbon selected by Festival Officials. “This year’s poster is another iconic piece created by the Barnharts,” said Mike Berry, Kentucky Derby Festival President and CEO. “Their artwork can be found all around Louisville, and that now includes on bourbon…


LouisvilleKY kicks off its 2018 SummerWorks program to put youth to work

Louisville, KY., – A stronger pipeline of young talent is critical to Louisville’s future, Mayor Greg Fischer said today in launching the SummerWorks youth jobs program for 2018. “Summer jobs are critical building blocks for young people, and SummerWorks is crucial for the health of the local economy, because it creates a pipeline of future talent,” Mayor Fischer said. “We want Louisville’s business culture to be one where every company, large and small, hires or sponsors summer jobs for youth.” Last year, more than 160 companies and organizations hired SummerWorks youth. And already, momentum is building for this summer, with…

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Mayor Fischer announces assistance for those in LouisvilleKY needing flood cleanup

Photos from Mayor Fischer’s Facebook Page… Louisville, KY., – Louisville residents who need assistance cleaning up from the past week’s flooding can call Metro Government’s MetroCall 311 to get connected with volunteers who are helping with recovery efforts. Louisville Metro Emergency Services and the Office of Resiliency and Community Services are working with Kentucky Emergency Management, the Salvation Army, the American Red Cross and Metro United Way to identify flood victims and organize volunteer cleanup teams. Residents who would like to volunteer to aid stricken residents and help with general community cleanup can contact Metro United Way 2-1-1. Callers can…

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LouisvilleKY’s Adel, Mahmoud, Spalding Earn ACC Honors  

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Three University of Louisville men’s basketball players have earned ACC postseason honors.  Junior forwards Deng Adel and Ray Spalding have been selected as honorable mention All-ACC selections while senior center Anas Mahmoud was named to the ACC All-Defensive team. Adel has been the Cardinals’ scoring leader in 13 games, including most recently leading UofL with 20 points and seven rebounds at NC State last Saturday.  A 6-5 forward from Melbourne, Australia, he has averaged 15.6 points, 6.2 rebounds and 4.4 assists over the last five games after missing two games with an ankle injury.  Adel, who is…