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LouisvilleKY’s Ray Spalding Selected by Philadelphia 76ers in NBA Draft, Traded to Dallas Mavericks

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Ray Spalding, a junior forward for the University of Louisville last season, has been selected by the Philadelphia 76ers in the second round of the 2018 NBA Draft with the 56th pick overall.  He was subsequently traded to the Dallas Mavericks. An All-ACC Honorable Mention selection, Spalding averaged 12.3 points and 8.7 rebounds as a junior last season with 62 blocked shots and a team-high 54 steals.  A three-time All-ACC Academic team choice, he was sixth in the ACC and 54th in the nation in rebounding, averaging 8.7 per game — nearly double his average from his sophomore…


Skills

SkillsUSA Conference Prepares 6,500 Career and Tech Students in LouisvilleKY this weekend

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.  —The city is ready to host the world’s largest showcase of skilled trades when the 54th annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference returns to the Kentucky Exposition Center June 24-29. The event brings with it an estimated economic impact of $26.2 million to Louisville.   More than 18,000 students including middle, high and college students along with teachers, education leaders and representatives from 600 national corporations, trade associations, businesses and labor unions participate in the event. SkillsUSA instructional programs represent 130 different occupational areas.   The conference highlight is the annual SkillsUSA Championships, June 27-28. During the competition, top…


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El Taco Luchador Will Soon Have a Downtown LouisvilleKY Location

LOUISVILLE, KY—The taqueria that has been named the most popular taco spot in the state by BuzzFeed & Yelp and recognized in Southern Living’s “City Guide to Louisville”, is opening a third location, this time in downtown Louisville. Chef Fernando Martinez’s Olé Hospitality Group announced today the company plans to open El Taco Luchador sometime in late Summer or early Fall in the space formerly occupied by Zoë’s Kitchen, 500 W. Jefferson St., at the corner of West Jefferson and South Fifth St. The group opened the first El Taco Luchador in 2013 at 938 Baxter Avenue and followed up in July of 2017 with the second location…


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The Joey Logano Foundation and Kentucky Speedway to Renovate LouisvilleKY’s Portland Park

Story and photos from Louisvilleky.gov Louisville, KY., – Joey Logano joined executives from the Kentucky Speedway, along with Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, and other partner guests to break ground on a new activity center in the city’s Portland Park. Logano’s visit comes three weeks ahead of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Quaker State 400 at the Sparta, K.Y. speedway. Logano, a 19-time winner at NASCAR’s top-level, tasked the Kentucky Speedway to identify a community in-need where a positive impact could be made during his stop to promote the Quaker State 400. Through the process, Portland Park was selected, and…


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LouisvilleKYCopper & Kings American Brandy Co. Launches American Brandy Cookbook

Take Me To The River: Modern American Cuisine Prepared With Brandy LOUISVILLE, Ky.  – – – Louisville-based Copper & Kings American Brandy Co. announces its latest innovation – a full cookbook detailing 20 coursed recipes prepared with American Brandy and an additional three superlative brandy pairings with country ham, cheese and artisanal chocolate. For more information, visit https://shop.copperandkings.com/products/take-me-to-the-river-cookbook The book illustrates the use of Copper & Kings’ aged American brandies – American Craft Brandy, Floodwall Apple Brandy and Butchertown Reserve Casks Brandy –  in recipes ranging from amuses, soups and salads through appetizers and entrées. All dishes were developed and prepared…


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LouisvilleKY-based Addiction Policy Forum Launches New Chapter to Address Kentucky Opioid Crisis

Confidential phone line operated by addiction counselors and online portal with lifesaving resources are first step in statewide efforts to help families impacted by substance use disorders   LOUISVILLE, Ky., /PRNewswire/ — The Addiction Policy Forum (APF), a leading nonprofit tackling the opioid crisis, has announced the launch of its Kentucky chapter, led by state chair Jennifer Stepp. To help people across the state who are struggling with substance use disorders, and to support their loved ones, APF also launched its Addiction Resource Center (ARC) in Kentucky. The ARC offers two ways to find lifesaving help: a confidential phone line that can be reached by dialing 1-833-301-HELP (4357),…


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LouisvilleKY’s Michter’s Distillery announces new release

LOUISVILLE, Ky.,/PRNewswire/ — Michter’s Master Distiller Pamela Heilmann has approved the 2018 release of Michter’s 10 Year Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Rye. These barrels were selected from Michter’s stocks of aging whiskeys by Master of Maturation Andrea Wilson, who assessed them with Ms. Heilmann. Shipments of the 2018 release of Michter’s 10 Year Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Rye will begin shortly before the Fourth of July holiday as a shortage in supply of Michter’s whiskeys continues. “We have been expanding our operations, but great whiskey takes time,” commented Michter’s President Joseph J. Magliocco. “At Michter’s we’ve made a conscious decision to continue…


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LouisvilleKY native named as 2019 Kentucky Derby Festival Chair

NEXT YEAR’S FESTIVAL SET TO KICK-OFF ONE WEEK EARLIER Louisville, KY.   – Louisville native, Marita Willis, will chair the 2019 Kentucky Derby Festival. She was elected by the Festival’s Board of Directors at its annual meeting tonight. Willis is Major Gift Officer at the American Red Cross. She follows the leadership of Scott Watkins, who will continue serving as Immediate Past Chair of the Derby Festival. Willis was first elected to the Derby Festival Board in 2010 and has been a member of the KDF Executive Board since 2012. She has served on committees for several Derby Festival events and programs, including the…


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Chef Mark Ford joins LouisvilleKY’s Anoosh Bistro to helm kitchen

Anoosh Bistro to donate a portion of proceeds from new menu launch June 25 to 30 to Gilda’s Club of Louisville Photos from Annosh’s Instagram page LOUISVILLE, Ky.  – – – A new face has popped up in the kitchen at Anoosh Bistro. Chef Mark Ford, formerly of Artesano Tapas Vinos Y Mas, St. Charles Exchange and the Louisville Country Club, is once again cooking alongside his mentor, chef/owner Anoosh Shariat. In tune with his positive outlook on life, Shariat took his recent cancer diagnosis as an opportunity to grow his team. Ford will be leading the kitchen and working with Shariat…


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LouisvilleKY Mayor’s Music & Art Series announces summer music lineup

The Mayor’s Music & Art Series will move outside to Jefferson Square Park for the summer months. LouisvilleKY – Local bands have returned to the Mayor’s Music & Art Series stage in Jefferson Square Park. The Sole Conspirators, a hip-hop and R&B duo, kicked off the outdoor series Thursday. The next performance will feature the rock band Anemic Royalty on July 5. The August 2 performance will include Chanson Calhoun, who was crowned the first Kentuckiana Idol Winner in 2017, as a hip-hop and R&B soloist. Music performances will take place at Sixth and Jefferson streets in Jefferson Square Park,…