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Louisville’s Bourbon & Beyond Announces The Daily Beast as Official Media Partner

See The Video Premiere Of Bourbon & Beyond Team At Buffalo Trace Distillery Selecting Single Barrels To Be Served ONLY At Bourbon & Beyond Special Labor Day Weekend Offer Provides 30% Off All Ticket Levels   Louisville, KY., – Bourbon & Beyond, created by Danny Wimmer Presents, announces The Daily Beast as the official media sponsor of the inaugural festival. Held at Champions Park in Louisville, Kentucky the weekend of Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24, it gives attendees access to top chefs, bourbon experts and world-class musicians for two full days. The Daily Beast’s chief cocktail correspondent and editor of the publication’s “Half Full” section, Noah Rothbaum, will be present onsite at the Bourbon & Beyond Festival offering exclusive programming throughout the weekend, including: “Noah’s & Fred’s Drinking Tunes” Come to The…


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The Hartford Names LouisvilleKY Among 100 Cities With Highest Home Fire Risk, Pledges Support

*A home fire is reported in the U.S. every 86 seconds and 33 percent of home fires are started by children 6-9 years old *The Hartford brings Junior Fire Marshal® program to the city and will donate a total of $20,000 to the school district and fire department for fire safety education HARTFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–According to The Hartford’s Home Fire Index, Louisville, Ky. ranks No. 89 among the 100 U.S. cities with the highest home fire risk.2 As part of the 70th anniversary of The Hartford’s Junior Fire Marshal program, which is one of the country’s oldest corporate-sponsored public education programs, The…


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LouisvilleKY’s Kindred donates $50,000 to help hurricane victims

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (“Kindred” or the “Company”) (NYSE: KND) today announced that the Company will make a $50,000 donation to the American Red Cross in support of recovery efforts from Hurricane Harvey in Texas and across the Gulf Coast. The Company is also supporting its employees through its HOPE Fund, a tax-exempt charitable organization that was established to provide monetary assistance to Kindred employees experiencing financial hardship due to a catastrophic life event. “We are focused on doing everything necessary to support our team in Houston to make sure that our sites of service are operational, our patients…


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New Perks for LouisvilleKY’s favorite miniMarathon and Marathon

Louisville, KY.   – Registration for the 2018 Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon and Marathon presented by Walmart and Humana opens online at DerbyFestivalMarathon.com on Tuesday, September 12, at 9:00 a.m. EST. New this year, the Festival is kicking off registration with 24 hours of deals which include: the lowest prices of the season, new VIP upgrades and exclusive apparel. Plus, the Festival has created a new Race Referral Program which could earn runners free registration for next year’s event.   Said Shanna Ward, Race Director, “Being one of the first to register on September 12, will not only guarantee your spot in the race, but will also get…


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LouisvilleKY’s Bowman Field to celebrate heritage

      Louisville, KY, – -Historic Bowman Field is an aviation, architectural, and civic treasure. To celebrate and promote this wonderful community resource, Bowman Field will be combining the Aviation Heritage Festival from last year AND the Spirit of 45 event to create the first Bowman Field Aviation & Military Heritage Festival. This event, slated for Oct. 14-15, will feature rare vintage aircraft and warplanes from all over the United States, a 4- mile run around the airport presented by Independent Pilot Association benefiting Reach for Kids., military vehicles and equipment, military memorabilia, past war anniversary exhibits and more.   Bowman Field, established in 1920, has the…


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Busy Month at LouisvilleKy’s zoo

LouisvilleKY., – September is a busy month at The Louisville Zoo. Here’s what’s going on:   Sept. 9 7th Annual WAKY Rock N’ Roll Reunion Concert 1 p.m. in the Oasis Field Take a trip back in time with the best of 60s and 70s local bands when they get together for one huge concert. FREE with Zoo admission or Louisville Zoo membership. Bring a chair or blanket. Food, beer and wine will be available for purchase. 12:55 p.m.         National Anthem by The Doo Wop All Stars 1 p.m.                 The Epics 2 p.m.                 Wulfe Bros. with Sherry Edwards 4 p.m.                 Doo Wop All Stars…


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Search is on for LouisvilleKY royalty for Kentucky Derby Festival

  August 28, 2017 Louisville, KY. – The Kentucky Derby Festival is searching for new royalty! The application process for the 2018 Royal Court opens online TODAY, 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 15.   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…


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LouisvilleKY contracts with Falls Art Foundry for Castleman monument cleanup

Cleanup will cost $8,200 LOUISVILLE, KY (August 24, 2017)— The city has contracted with the local Falls Art Foundry to remove a vandal’s paint from the Castleman monument in Cherokee Park. The $8,200 contract includes the cost for paint removal and re-waxing of the monument. Falls Art Foundry is a fine art, lost wax, casting and design facility located in the historic Portland neighborhood. It specializes in the production of expertly crafted bronze sculpture for public, private, gallery and museum presentation, and is a member of The National Sculpture Society and The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works….


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West Nile Mosquitoes Found in LouisvilleKY

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (August 23, 2017) – The Department of Public Health and Wellness has found West Nile infected mosquitoes in surveillance traps in six Louisville ZIP Code areas.  The ZIP Codes are 40204, 40205, 40206, 40208, 40212 and 40214. “It’s common for us to find mosquitoes infected with West Nile in Louisville around this time each year,” said Public Health and Wellness director Dr. Sarah Moyer. “What this means is people should take the appropriate precautions.  They should wear insect repellant if going outside at dusk and at dawn, and should remove standing water around the home.” Last year one…


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How LouisvilleKY’s American Printing House for the Blind celebrated Monday’s Eclipse

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — For the first time in known history, people who are blind experienced the solar eclipse, as it happened, thanks to a developing technology that allowed them to feel a real time, changing image. Employees of the American Printing House for the Blind (APH), the co-inventor of the Graphiti™, and students of the Kentucky School for the Blind gathered together to “touch” the sun and experienced this historic event with their friends, family, and co-workers. Graphiti, a device being developed by APH and Orbit Research, combines an array of 2400 movable pins with image software to…