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Derby Pins are now out across LouisvilleKY

VIP OAKS AND DERBY TICKETS A NEW GRAND PRIZE   Friday, March 3, 2017. Louisville, KY.   – Spring is on the way! The Kentucky Derby Festival’s 45th edition of the Pegasus Pin is shipping out to over 1,000 locations. Beginning on today, March 6, the pins will be available at grocery stores, gas stations, banks and other retail outlets around Kentuckiana from Elizabethtown to Louisville and in Southern Indiana, as well as online at PegasusPins.com. The pins are $6 each at retail locations and $7 at the entrance to events. Family Fun Packs, which include a package of 5 Pegasus…


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Louisville Guard Donovan Mitchell Earns First Team All-ACC Honors

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville sophomore guard Donovan Mitchell has been named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference five-man first team in a vote by league coaches and media.   The Greenwich, Conn. product was also selected to the ACC All-Defensive team after leading the conference in steals (66, 2.13 per game, 18th in the nation).  He is within eight steals of the UofL top ten for a season.   Joining Mitchell on the All-ACC first team are Duke guard Luke Kennard, North Carolina guard Justin Jackson, Wake Forest forward John Collins and Notre Dame forward Bonzie Colson. …


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A slightly bit of better news for LouisvilleKY’s crime rates

Louisville, Ky., – Louisville’s strategy for reducing violence in part by focusing on high-crime areas is showing progress, including a 13 percent reduction in aggravated assaults, 16 percent reduction in burglaries and 29 percent drop in robberies in those communities. Speaking today to Metro Council, Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad also cited a 49 percent increase in arrests over the past three months in the neighborhoods where violent crime has been highest, as well as a 50 percent increase in citations issued; and 58 percent increase in self-initiated police activity. He also noted that police have confiscated 207 guns…


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Mayor launches startup to help LouisvilleKY companies train and retain talent

Louisville, KY., – Mayor Greg Fischer today launched Degrees Work, a city-sponsored startup that works directly with companies and organizations to encourage their employees to return to college and complete a degree. “With today’s low unemployment rates, companies are in a fierce battle to attract and retain talented employees,” the Mayor said.  “Degrees Work offers those companies an affordable way to help more of their employees go back to college to earn 2-year and 4-year degrees – increasing retention and employee engagement while adding skills to their teams.” For the past seven years, Louisville has been working to improve college…


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Tickets for LouisvilleKY’s biggest festival go on sale this week

  March 1, 2017. Louisville, KY. – Tickets for Kentucky Derby Festival events go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 3. To purchase tickets order online at KDF.org 24 hours/7 days a week. For questions, call the Derby Festival Hotline at (502) 584-FEST.   “We have another packed line-up of events to look forward to this spring,” said Mike Berry, Kentucky Derby Festival President & CEO.  “Many of our ticketed events sell out quickly, so we encourage Festival Fans to purchase their tickets early so they don’t miss out.” Tickets to these events on sale on Friday, March…


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Louisville Zoo announces new and returning attractions for 2017

  Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Zoo staff is excited to announce new and returning attractions for the spring/summer season presented by Ford Motor Company. The season kicks off on Saturday, March 18 with extended Zoo hours through Labor Day. Guests can arrive 10 a.m. through 5 p.m. and stay to enjoy the Zoo until 6 p.m.   New this Spring: Butterflies and Pony Ride Attraction Starting May 20, Zoo guests can experience over 600 native butterflies and moths sipping nectar from flowers in a 1000 sq. ft. outdoor flight house located across from the bongo exhibit. Butterfly species will…


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Get your beds ready LouisvilleKy!

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR 2017 THORNTONS GREAT BED RACES Safelite AutoGlass is New Contributing Sponsor   March 1, 2017. Louisville, KY.  The Derby Festival is looking for teams to participate in this year’s Thorntons Great Bed Races – one of the most unique racing events on the Festival’s schedule. This year’s event is scheduled for Monday, May 1, at Broadbent Arena.  Dozens of teams participate in the event each year and race their decorated beds on wheels around the figure-eight course. Team registration is now open online at KDF.org.   Thorntons returns as title sponsor of the Great Bed Races for…


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LouisvilleKY’s Famous festival of plays kicks off today

FEATURING WORLD PREMIERES BY Jeff Augustin, Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas, Sarah DeLappe, Tasha Gordon-Solmon, Claire Kiechel, Basil Kreimendahl, Chelsea Marcantel, Molly Smith Metzler, Ramiz Monsef Louisville, KY – Actors Theatre of Louisville Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Kevin E. Moore are very proud to announce the lineup for the 41st Humana Festival of New American Plays. A cultural highlight for theatregoers, artists and industry professionals across the country, the Humana Festival runs March 1 through April 9, 2017. This year’s Festival program will feature six world premieres, including (in order of opening): o I Now Pronounce by Tasha Gordon-Solmon o We’re…


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LouisvilleKY’s first Kentucky Derby Festival Event is this week

FIRST DERBY FESTIVAL EVENT OF 2017 THIS WEEK ‘FESTIVAL UNVEILED’ FEATURES ROSE JULEP CONTEST AND KENTUCKY CUISINE   February 28, 2017, Louisville, KY. The Kentucky Derby Festival is counting down to spring. Their first official event of 2017 – Festival Unveiled – is this Thursday, March 2, at a new location, the Tim Faulkner Gallery.  The event kicks off at 5 p.m. Citizens Union Bank and Four Roses Bourbon are the Presenting Sponsors of this pre-Festival party.   “Festival Unveiled” will showcase several elements of the upcoming Festival.  In addition to the 2017 Official Poster and Merchandise line, guests will…


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LouisvilleKY to change special events permitting system

Changes aim to reduce police involvement, road closures Louisville, Ky., – Mayor Greg Fischer today announced changes meant to reduce the role of Louisville Metro Police in providing traffic details and security for special events. Under new guidelines, organizers of special events in the city will be asked to increase volunteer participation during their events for positions that may not require a sworn police officer. Additionally, organizers will be asked to use private security companies when possible. Organizers will also be encouraged to use pre-designated routes that will need a limited or reduced number of sworn law enforcement. “The sheer…