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LouisvilleKY’s Angel’s Envy to mark National Bourbon Heritage Month in a special, social media way

In honor of National Bourbon Heritage Month, Angel’s Envy will plant one white oak tree for every photo of an Angel’s Envy drink or bottle shared social media #ToastTheTrees This year’s goal is 20,000 hashtags for 20,000 new white oak trees planted LOUISVILLE, Ky. /PRNewswire/ — Angel’s Envy, the Louisville-based craft distiller that produces small batch, hand-finished whiskeys including the highly celebrated Angel’s Envy Kentucky straight bourbon finished in port barrels, today announced that it will be doubling its commitment to support the future of the white oak tree population through its 5th annual “Toast the Trees” campaign hosted in honor of National Bourbon Heritage Month. During…


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LouisvilleKY Tourism enters 11th year of consumer Bourbon experience  

Urban Bourbon Trail® adds airport location, 7 more stops LOUISVILLE, Ky. – To help celebrate National Bourbon Heritage Month, Louisville Tourism has released the annual edition of the Urban Bourbon Trail Passport. Entering its eleventh year, the Urban Bourbon Trail will have 44 bars and restaurants including the first ever stop at the Louisville International Airport.   Joining the roster of Urban Bourbon Trail stops this year are eight (8) new bars and restaurants: Book & Bourbon Southern Kitchen (pre-security at the Louisville International Airport), Blue Horse, Butchertown Grocery, Check’s BBQ & Blues, Coals Artisan Pizza, JB’s Pub, Recbar and Waylon’s Feed…


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Mayor’s Subway Fresh Fit Hike, Bike & Paddle Returns to LouisvilleKY’s Labor Day

Louisville, KY., – Thousands of hikers, bikers and paddlers will hit the streets and the Ohio River on Labor Day, Sept. 3, for the 28th Subway Fresh Fit Hike, Bike & Paddle at Waterfront Park. “One of Louisville’s core values is to create a healthier city, and there’s no better time than the annual Hike, Bike & Paddle to come together with residents from all parts of our city for fun and exercise,” Mayor Greg Fischer said. Subway Restaurants is the title sponsor of Hike, Bike & Paddle, with presenting sponsors Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated, Norton Healthcare and Neil Huffman Subaru, and contributing…


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LouisvilleKY’s Actors Theatre announces 2018-2019 Professional Training Company

Louisville, KY – Actors Theatre of Louisville is proud to introduce the 2018-2019 Professional Training Company. Each year, Actors Theatre of Louisville invites talented and motivated early-career theatre professionals to undertake a nine-month long training program that combines hands-on practical experience with professional development opportunities. Entering its 47th Season, the Professional Training Company is one of the oldest pre-professional training programs in the nation, and has built a legacy of supporting the long-term vitality of American theatre through the mentorship and fostering rising talent in the field. Managing Director Kevin E. Moore shares, “on behalf of the whole Actors Theatre team, we’re thrilled to greet this new crop of…


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Independent Special Committee of LouisvilleKY’s Papa John’s Board of Directors Issues Letter

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Papa John’s International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) has released the following from the Special Committee of independent directors of the Papa John’s Board of Directors: To the Papa John’s Community: The independent members of the Papa John’s Board of Directors take seriously our responsibility to serve and protect the best interests of Papa John’s and our stakeholders. John Schnatter is promoting his self-interest at the expense of all others in an attempt to regain control. John Schnatter is harming the Company, not helping it, as evidenced by the negative impact his comments and actions have had on our business…


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LouisvilleKY to celebrate Bourbon Heritage Month

Experience Bourbon Heritage Month Where It All Began Ways locals and visitors can participate in national celebration   LOUISVILLE, Ky. (August 28, 2018) – Since 2007 when the U.S. Senate declared September National Bourbon Heritage Month, Louisville has been shining a spotlight on the state’s signature asset. As a complement to Bardstown’s anchor event, the annual week-long Kentucky Bourbon Festival in mid-September, Louisville will toast the nation’s only native spirit the entire month. Louisville attractions, restaurants and bars will be hosting various Bourbon-themed events open to the public to bring Bourbon drinkers and leisure travelers into the city. Starting September 1,…


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LouisvilleKY’s KFC has a name for your new baby

The first baby born on the Colonel’s birthday (Sept. 9) and named Harland will win a college donation. LOUISVILLE, Ky./PRNewswire/ — Kentucky Fried Chicken® is celebrating its founder Colonel Harland Sanders’ 128th birthday in the best way possible – by launching a contest to inspire the next generation of Harlands. According to the U.S. Social Security Administration, “Harland” ranked #3,257 on the list of most common baby names for 2017. To honor the world’s most famous chicken salesman, continue his namesake and inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs, KFC is offering a college donation to the first child born on the Colonel’s birthday (Sept. 9,…


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LouisvilleKY’s 2018 Vogt Award Winners Announced

(Louisville, KY) – Six local startups are the 2018 Vogt Awards recipients. Each winner will receive $25,000 in non-dilutive funding and an additional package of valuable services and mentoring for early-stage entrepreneurs. The winning companies are: Agent Ally– Saving Medicare insurance agents time, providing personalized plan results, and talking points tailored to their clients through the Agent Ally Enrollment Solution. Co-founders include: Michael Wiseman, Johnathan Vanderford, Erin Stewart, and Ben Browne. Dry Baby – Manufacturing and distributing one-of-a-kind water and stain repellent baby apparel. Co-founders include: Jennifer Chapman and Katherine Wardlaw. Enriched Couples – Assisting young couples navigate merging their finances by using a mix…


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The search is on for new LouisvilleKY royalty

Louisville, KY. – The application process for the 2019 Kentucky Derby Festival Royal Court is now open at KDF.org. Young women from Kentucky or Southern Indiana who are full-time college students (in at least 2nd year) are eligible. The deadline for submissions is October 14. The Festival’s Royal Court is a great opportunity for any talented young woman to earn scholarship monies, as well as serve as an official ambassador for the city and the Kentucky Derby Festival in the spring. The program is not a beauty pageant. Each member of the Royal Court receives two $1,000 scholarships – one from The Fillies, Inc., and one…


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LouisvilleKy’s Annual Kentucky Kick Down is just a few weeks away

Louisville, KY – Hundreds of bikes will roll into Louisville for the 6th Annual Kentucky Kick Down vintage motorcycle festival, held September 14-16, 2018. For the first time, the event will be held at Turners Louisville, a 13-acre historic riverfront complex located at 3125 River Road. In addition to the bike show, the event will feature more local bands than ever before. The lineup includes the Falls City Drifters, Hot Wires, Vice Tricks, Riflemen, Relic, Voodoo Economics, The Feedback, and Johnny Berry and the Outliers. Moto enthusiasts will enjoy the variety of vintage bikes on display, burn out pits, stunt shows, and mud drags. Other…