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Kentucky Derby Festival Tour de LOU 2017

Registration now open for LouisvilleKY’s KDF 2018 Cycling Event

  Louisville, KY. – Registration for the Kentucky Derby Festival’s annual cycling event is officially open! The PNC Tour de Lou is set for Sunday, April 29, 2018. This will be the fifth year for the cycling event, which features three different distances.   “The PNC Tour de Lou attracts cyclists from around the country each year and continues to grow,” said Mike Berry, KDF President & CEO. “With different distances, riders at all levels can participate and enjoy a unique tour of our city on wheels.”   KDF is partnering with Louisville Bicycle Club to produce the 2018 PNC Tour…


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University of Louisville’s Pitino, Jurich suspended from program

By Jackie Hollenkamp Bentley Louisville, Ky., – It looks like University of Louisville Athletic Director Tom Jurich and Men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino are on an extended vacation, albeit involuntarily. According to news reports blanketing television, radio and social media, the two have been suspended “effective immediately”. This comes one day after UofL was notified that it’s is under federal investigation. News reports say the basketball program is under FBI investigation for fraud involving Adidas. According to a UofL press release, university president Dr. Greg Postel informed the men of their suspension following allegations that “a men’s basketball coach participated…


Thousands endured the heat

One man’s look at LouisvilleKY’s First Bourbon and Beyond Festival

By Jackie Hollenkamp Bentley Louisville, Ky., – I, personally, did not go to Bourbon & Beyond, but my husband, Eric Bentley did on Sunday. “This is what the Kentucky State Fair should be.” Needless to say, he had a good time. From Stevie Nicks to Jack Bauer, I mean, Keifer Sutherland, to Joe Bonamassa to many other top notch performers that performed Saturday and Sunday, thousands of people piled into Louisville Champions Park. Even Mayor Greg Fischer is gushing about the weekend’s success on Facebook. “Thanks, Wimmer Presents for an excellent inaugural Bourbon and Beyond. One. Amazing. Weekend.”   Here…


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Mayor announces $200 million development in LouisvilleKY’s Butchertown, anchored by soccer stadium

Louisville, KY., – Mayor Greg Fischer today announced a $200 million economic development plan for about 35 underused acres in Butchertown that will be anchored by a 10,000-seat, 15-acre soccer stadium, allowing Louisville to compete for an MLS franchise. “This is an exciting, worthwhile project that takes an underused, very visible swath of land and creates a vibrant new stadium district that builds on the momentum downtown, in Nulu and Butchertown,” the Mayor said. “This is a smart opportunity, and when smart opportunities to move our city forward come up, we’re going to grab them.” (Listen to Mayor Greg Fischer…


UPS

Moving Closer To A Strike, UPS Aircraft Mechanics File New Request To Be Released From Mediated Negotiations

After Years of Contract Delays, Teamsters Local 2727 Members Say Negotiations Are at an Impasse LOUISVILLE, Ky., Sept. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Following close to four years of UPS refusing to bargain fairly on a new contract with its aircraft mechanics and related classifications, the workforce of approximately 1,300 employees who maintain the company’s air fleet filed a new request with the National Mediation Board (NMB) today asking to be released from mediated contract negotiations with the  company. The workers – represented by Teamsters Local 2727 – first requested to be released from mediated negotiations earlier this year. Since then, UPS has refused…


Humana

LouisvilleKY-based Humana and Humana Foundation Offer Support to Puerto Rico Communities Impacted by Multiple Hurricanes

$250,000 donation will help the American Red Cross provide immediate disaster relief services Help for members, employees, health care providers, brokers, employer clients and the community at large includes expanding access to crisis hotline and free counseling September 20, 2017 09:55 PM Eastern Daylight Time SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico & LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Recognizing the severe toll Hurricane Maria has taken on Puerto Rico communities already distressed following Hurricane Irma, health and well-being company Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) announced today that it has initiated a series of disaster relief efforts to assist its members, employees and Puerto Rico communities. In addition, the Humana Foundation,…


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LouisvilleKY’s Brown-Forman Makes Commitment to Barrel Making with Investment

 Modernization of Facility Requires Reduced Workforce in 2019 LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Brown-Forman Corporation (NYSE:BFA) (NYSE:BFB) announced that it will invest $45 million in the Brown-Forman Cooperage in Louisville, Kentucky. The investment will modernize the Cooperage, reduce operating cost by improving efficiency, and allow the continued production of high quality barrels in Louisville. The new equipment will be focused in the Heading and Staving departments and necessitate the elimination of 70 hourly positions once fully implemented in early 2019. The Cooperage will continue to employ approximately 205 individuals. All impacted employees, determined by the current UAW contract, will be offered a variety of…


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Foxhollow Farm Celebrates 10 Years of Tradition with the Annual Fall Festival  

Louisville, KY  – “Foxhollow Farm’s 10th Annual Fall Festival” will be held on Saturday, October 14 from 10am-6pm at the farm, located at 8905 HWY 329 in Crestwood.  The popular family-friendly event will feature more fun and activities than ever before, including a corn maze, an obstacle course, pony rides, pumpkin picking, hayrides, arts & crafts, games with prizes, the Squallis Puppeteers, a kids’ costume parade, special photo ops, silk-dying, food trucks, live music, and more. Parking is $15 per car, and proceeds will benefit the Dare to Care Food Bank and Foxhollow Farm’s Outreach Program, which includes an educational field trip series with Maryhurst.  For more information, please visit http://foxhollow.com. “We will use the…


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LouisvilleKY’s Angel’s Envy™ Celebrates Sustainability with a “Toast the Trees” Campaign

Angel’s Envy will Plant a White Oak Tree for social media posts with the Hashtag #AE4THETREES in September LOUISVILLE, Ky., Sept. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — In an effort to ensure that there are always enough American white oak trees for future generations of whiskey lovers, Louisville Distilling Co. LLC, producers of the highly celebrated Angel’s Envy Kentucky straight bourbon finished in port barrels, will once again Toast the Trees this September in celebration of National Bourbon Heritage Month. “The ‘Toast the Trees’ initiative is a fun and easy way for our consumers and fans to interact with Angel’s Envy on social media and have a real impact on our…


Heritage West

Mayor announces $30 million indoor track and field facility to be developed on LouisvilleKY’s Heritage West site

Louisville, KY., – Following an extensive community engagement effort and a detailed review conducted by a committee of Metro staff and citizen volunteers, Mayor Greg Fischer has announced that the Louisville Urban League has been selected to develop a state-of-the-art multi-sports complex anchored by an indoor track and field facility on the 24-acre Heritage West property located at 3029 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd. “The Urban League’s plan reflects the community’s desire for a project that will bring immediate life to this key piece of land, and provide healthy outlets for youth and adults to engage in a variety of sports…