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LouisvilleKY dominates Bourbon Review’s List of America’s Best Bourbon Bars

  LOUISVILLE, Ky.  – Bourbon industry publication, The Bourbon Review, has released its annual list of the 101 Best Bourbon Bars in America and Bourbon’s hometown has eight (8) Bourbon bars named, only second to Chicago’s ten (10). The Bourbon Country region as a whole tops the list with 29 of the 101 mentioned.   As quoted in the article, these bars “take their Bourbon obsession to another level.” Eight Louisville destinations were selected as part of the list: Bourbons Bistro Charr’d Bourbon Kitchen & Lounge Derby Café Doc Crow’s Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar Down One Bourbon Bar Merle’s Whiskey Kitchen…


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Free Art Festival Returns to LouisvilleKY’s Waterfront Park

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (August 24, 2018) – The Big Four Bridge Art Festival returns for a second year September 8-9 under the Big Four Bridge. The show features art from 200+ local, national and international artists. The festival is free and open to the public on Saturday and Sunday. The two days will showcase music, food trucks and kids activities alongside the art. Foggy Bottom Farm will be have llamas, with the popular pink llamas from 12-5pm daily, as well as angora rabbits and other kid-friendly animals. There will also be a children’s paint and drawing station where children will be encouraged to paint…


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“Riders for Heroes” hit the road August 25th to help LouisvilleKY first responders and veterans

Louisville – On Saturday, August 25th more than 300 motorcycles are expected to hit the road as “Riders for Heroes” begins its fund raising efforts to help local first responders and veterans organizations. It is the beginning of an event to honor those who put their lives on the line every day with an afternoon of fun and live music. “I am honored to join UAW Local 862 and its members in celebrating the third year of this event,” says Metro Council President David James (D-6). “Riders for Heroes is a chance for all of us to say thank you…


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LouisvilleKY LEAD program aims to divert opioid addicted individuals away from jail and into treatment

Louisville, KY., – Mayor Greg Fischer joined partners from across public and private sectors to announce the development of Kentucky’s first Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion program, known as LEAD, to divert opioid addicted people from jails in favor of case management and treatment. The LEAD program, which was first launched in Seattle in 2011, is an innovative pre-booking, community-based program focused on routing individuals suspected of committing low-level drug-related offenses away from jail and prosecution into treatment. The Mayor announced the city has been awarded a $400,000 federal grant to fund a pilot project, serving 50 qualifying individuals who come…


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LouisvilleKY’s Cards getting ready

Story and photos from GoCards.com LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville football team used the first two weeks of training camp to learn a new defensive scheme and break in a number of new faces. With only five returning starters returning, there were plenty of concerns about the youth and depth on that side of the ball. However, with the season opener just 10 days away versus Alabama, the Cardinals are more comfortable on defense, and are closing in on its rotation, especially at the linebacker position, where a number of new faces will be counted on to build depth….


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Topgolf Crush Louisville to turn LouisvilleKY’s Cardinal Stadium into giant playground

LOUISVILLE, Ky./PRNewswire/ — Global sports entertainment leader Topgolf and the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Festival are bringing the Topgolf Crush experience to Cardinal Stadium. From Oct. 31 to Nov. 10, Topgolf Crush Louisville will give Breeders’ Cup attendees, Cardinals fans and golfers and non-golfers alike a chance to crush golf balls from the stands of Cardinal Stadium. “We’re excited to team with the Breeders’ Cup Festival to bring Topgolf Crush to the amazing city and fans of Louisville,” said Topgolf Media President YuChiang Cheng. “The combination of food, music and friendly competition will be the perfect addition to the festival’s entertainment lineup for Breeders’ Cup attendees, while giving the Louisville community…


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LouisvilleKY’s Humana launches health contest

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Leading wellness and rewards program, Go365® from Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) announced that starting today members can enter the “Go365 Be Smart, Get Healthier Contest.” Ten grand prizes will be awarded. Go365members can log into Go365.com and enter the contest. After logging into their account, eligible Go365 members can create a 250-word essay, explaining how smart home technology can help in their journey to get and stay healthier. This promotion targets eligible members to increase participation and engagement in the program. Wellness is often woven into the contest theme which allows members to reflect about their own wellness journey as…


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LouisvilleKY Zoo gets a new addition

 Addax Calf born at Louisville Zoo Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Zoo welcomed a male Saharan addax calf born early morning Sunday, August 19. The mother is Patella and the father is Laird. The calf weighs a little over 18 lbs. This is the 59th calf born here at the Zoo. Addax have been a part of the Zoo since it opened in 1969. The International Union for Conservation of Nature cites the Saharan addax as critically endangered. In 2016, field researchers estimated that less than 100 individuals remain in the remnant wild. The addax is found in arid regions of…


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LouisvilleKY magazine and website to have new owner

Photos from Louisville Magazine’s Facebook page…   LOUISVILLE, KY — Two of the city’s oldest and best-known media outlets, Louisville Magazine and Louisville.com, will have a new owner as of Aug. 31, 2018. Local civic leader Matthew Barzun, the former United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom and a dot com pioneer at CNET, has agreed to purchase the publication and website from Dan Crutcher, who has owned Louisville Magazine since 1993 and was one of the founders of Louisville.com in 1997. A Louisvillian since 2001, Barzun was a key fundraiser for Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns, serving as national finance chair for the 2012 re-election. As an…


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LouisvilleKY’s Downtown Taco Luchador just about ready for launch    

  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 will open its highly-anticipated downtown El Taco Luchador location on Aug. 30 in the space formerly occupied by Zoë’s Kitchen, 500 W. Jefferson St., at the corner of West Jefferson and South Fifth St. “We think folks are really going to like what we’ve done with the design,” said Olé Hospitality Group partner and Chief Operations Officer,…