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LouisvilleKY’s chamber of commerce Announces 2018 Inc.credible Awards Finalists

  (Louisville, KY) – Greater Louisville Inc., the Metro Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to announce the 26 companies and three business leaders in the running for the 2018 Inc.credible Awards presented by Citizens Union Bank. The annual awards celebrate small businesses’ within the Greater Louisville region. “The Inc.credible Awards are a chance for Greater Louisville to really celebrate all the small businesses that make our region unique and vibrant,” Kent Oyler, President & CEO of GLI, said. “We are always excited to see the innovative business solutions that are being pioneered by these players in our community.”   Since…


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LouisvilleKY man is KDF’s new burger champion

Louisville, KY.   – Jay Neubacher of Louisville is taking home the title of Derby Burger Champion, in the 7th Annual “Derby Burger Challenge” sponsored by Kentucky Beef Council and coordinated by the Kentucky Derby Festival. Neubacher’s recipe for his “D to the Double B” Burger  (Derby Bourbon Burger) was selected as the overall winner after a cook-off this morning at the Kroger in Middletown. It features ground beef, a five spice rub with bourbon smoked paprika, hickory smoked bacon, baby bella mushrooms, onions, chipotle peppers in an adobo sauce, and melted provolone cheese, all served on a brioche bun.   Tailgating at UofL’s…


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LouisvilleKY’s annual Pints for Parkinson’s set for April 18

    Louisville, KY., – The Pints for Parkinson’s Foundation in partnership with Gordon Biersch Brewery, the Craftworks Foundation and 4th Street Live are honored to host the 4th Annual Pint’s for Parkinson’s® Charity Fundraiser on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, starting at 5 p.m. The event is in conjunction with the annual tapping of Gordon Biersch’s Maibock Lager brewed by Beer Master Nick Landers. Other local breweries will be uniting to benefit Parkinson’s Center of Kentuckiana – Pints Unite! Featured breweries and distilleries to include Jim Beam, Sam Adams, Goodwood, Against the Grain, Ethereal, Fall City, West 6th, and more.   Gordon Biersch will be offering $3 pints of their Maibock beer that evening starting at 5 p.m. with…


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NBC’s Mike Tirico to visit LouisvilleKY for annual KDF Theyr’e Off! Luncheon

Louisville, KY.   –NBC Sports’ Mike Tirico, host of the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics, will be the featured speaker at the 62nd Annual They’re Off! Luncheon on Friday, April 20. The luncheon, first held in 1957, serves as the time-honored kick-off to each year’s Festival. It’s the second-oldest event on the Festival schedule. “I feel like I know Mike already, after spending two weeks watching and cheering on our Olympic athletes,” said Mike Berry, Kentucky Derby Festival President and CEO. “We’re excited to welcome him to Louisville and to hear his stories.” The luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Galt House East…


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LouisvilleKY’s Copper & Kings American Brandy Co. Promotes Brandon O’Daniel To Master Distiller

American Brandy Distiller Masters The Craft LOUISVILLE, Ky. – – – Louisville-based Copper & Kings American Brandy Co. announces the promotion of Head Distiller, Brandon O’Daniel, to Master Distiller. O’Daniel has been Head Distiller of Copper & Kings since February 2014. He is a Kentucky-distilling thoroughbred with a bloodline that goes back four generations. His great-grandfather was distilling in the 1920’s, and whose confiscated still is rumored to be the largest in Kentucky history and the condenser “worm” of that still is believed to be stored at a Kentucky historical society. Brandon’s grandfather started in the Kentucky wine business in…


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Louisville Zoo Egg Hunt set for this weekend

Louisville, KY., – Louisville Zoo’s Eggstravaganza is now scheduled for March 31st from 10 a.m. – 2p.m. The egg hunts, for children ages 11 and under, are free with Zoo admission or Louisville Zoo Membership. Space for egg hunts is limited and open on a first-come, first-served basis. As part of the Zoo’s conservation mission, families must bring their own egg hunt basket or reusable bag. For the health and wellbeing of zoo animals, candy will not be placed inside the eggs. The first 2000 participants who turn in the collected eggs will receive a treat bag from the prize booth. Every…


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Long John Silver’s Opens Flagship store in LouisvilleKY

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Long John Silver’s today celebrated the opening of its newest location in Louisville, Kentucky, at a Grand Opening ceremony located at the new restaurant, on the corner of Westport Road and Goose Creek Road. James O’Reilly, the company’s CEO was joined by Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and members of the LJS executive team as they rang the ship’s bell to officially open the restaurant for business. “This grand opening marks an exciting turning point for our brand,” said Chief Executive Officer James O’Reilly. “A new era of growth for LJS begins with our new flagship restaurant and will…


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Papa John’s becomes new sponsor of LouisvilleKy’s Thunder Funder

PROCEEDS FROM “THUNDER FIREWORKS” PIZZA TO SUPPORT SHOW Louisville, KY.  – Ordering Papa John’s pizza will help support this year’s Thunder Over Louisville, now just one month away. Papa John’s and Kentucky Derby Festival officials announced this morning that Papa John’s is the new title sponsor of the Thunder Funder program. The program helps raise funds for Thunder Over Louisville – the Derby Festival’s Opening Ceremonies set for April 21. Beginning today, participating Papa John’s locations will donate $1.00 of every Thunder Fireworks pizza purchased to help support Thunder. The Thunder Fireworks pizza must be ordered online at PapaJohns.com using the online promo…


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LouisvilleKY students put their knowledge to the test this weekend

DERBY FESTIVAL FOUNDATION HOSTS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE ON SATURDAY   Louisville, KY.   – Class Act Federal Credit Union and the Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation will host dozens of talented kids at the Academic Challenge this weekend. The quick-recall tournament is set for this Saturday, March 24, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Downtown. The tournament is coordinated by Jefferson County Public Schools is scheduled for 8 AM to 3 PM. “The Academic Challenge event is a great way to showcase the academic achievements of not only our local students, but also our public schools,” said Jeff English, President of the KDF Foundation. “The competition continues to…


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Voting is now open for Kentucky Derby Festival’s best burger

Louisville, KY.   – Calling all Derby Festival foodies! Festival Fans can help pick the 2018 ‘Derby Burger’ Champion. Dozens of original recipes were submitted for the competition sponsored by the Kentucky Beef Council. Those recipes featuring 100% beef have been narrowed to the top 8 recipes. Voting is open online to help choose the final 4 burgers that will move on to the 2018 Derby Burger Challenge Cook-off.  Now through March 22, fans can visit KDF.org/Beef to vote for the burger they want to see make it to the cook-off. The burger recipes are judged based on Taste, Appearance, Creativity and Ease of Preparation. The winning burger…