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Big changes for LouisvilleKY’s Papa John’s

Papa John’s Announces $200 Million Strategic Investment from Starboard and Appointment of Three New Directors to Papa John’s Board, Including Jeffrey C. Smith as Chairman LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Papa John’s International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced that it has entered into a securities purchase agreement with Starboard Value LP (together with its affiliates, “Starboard”) pursuant to which Starboard is making a $200 million strategic investment in the Company with the option to make an additional $50 million investment through March 29, 2019, as described below. In connection with the investment, the Papa John’s Board of Directors is expanding to include two…


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Airbnb delivers Metro LouisvilleKY nearly $1 million in local taxes

LOUISVILLE, KY —  Airbnb, the world’s leading community driving hospitality company, announced today that it delivered $955,000 in home sharing tax revenue to Louisville Metro in 2018 on behalf of its local host community. In March 2018, Airbnb and Louisville Metro jointly announced a tax agreement which allowed the home sharing platform to automatically collect the 8.5% transient room tax on behalf of the host community and remit the revenue directly to the city. The agreement delivered a new revenue stream for the city to capture the tourism benefits of more people visiting and experiencing Louisville thanks to home sharing. The agreement took effect on April 1,…


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LouisvilleKY’s famous fireworks show announces 2019 Theme

Louisville, KY.  – 68 days and counting to this year’s Thunder Over Louisville – the Kentucky Derby Festival’s Opening Ceremonies. The Festival announced the theme of this year’s show and named the event’s sponsors at their headquarters this morning. This year’s theme – “The Wonderful World of Thunder” – will celebrate 30 years of the show with a soundtrack of songs from everyone’s favorite fairytale and animated movies. Horseshoe Southern Indiana, LG&E, Meijer, and UPS return as Presenting Sponsors of the day-long event set for Saturday, April 13. “The entire show is shaping up to be a magical 30th celebration,” said Mike Berry,…


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LouisvilleKY Lands New Smart Technology Tradeshow  

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (February 4, 2019) – Louisville is getting smarter this September. The organizers of the world’s largest manufacturing show will debut a new smart technology trade show called Digital Industry USA (DIG/IN USA) in Bourbon City. The Digital Industry USA show, owned by Hannover Fairs USA, Inc (HFUSA), will take place at the Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC) September 10-12, 2019 showcasing futuristic innovations such as: Artificial intelligence (AI) Cobots (robots that physically interact with humans) Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and related applications More efficient use of raw materials, faster time to market and other industrial manufacturing trends In addition to…


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A dozen LouisvilleKY businesses earn top awards at GLI event

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  – Thursday evening, 12 local companies received EnterpriseCorp’s HOT & FAST Innovation Awards, presented by Dean Dorton and Hilliard Lyons.  The awards honor the companies that are the early-stage innovators (HOT) and fast-growth “gazelles” (FAST) of Greater Louisville’s business community. “These companies and their teams are working at full-speed to make innovative ideas come to life. It is their big thinking, risk-taking mentality that helps to fuel the economic vitality of the Greater Louisville region and move our entrepreneurial community forward,” said Lisa Bajorinas, GLI’s Vice President of Entrepreneurship and Talent.   These “HOT” and “FAST” companies exemplify…


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LouisvilleKy’s ANGEL’S ENVY announces first release in six years

ANGEL’S ENVY’S first new release since 2013, this limited edition run of 3,600 bottles, offers distinct richness with notes of hazelnut and raisins LOUISVILLE, Ky., /PRNewswire/ — ANGEL’S ENVY, the Louisville-based craft distiller that produces small batch, hand-finished whiskeys, today announced its first new release since 2013, a limited-edition bourbon finished in Oloroso Sherry casks, ANGEL’S ENVY Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Oloroso Sherry Casks. Just 3,600 bottles are available for purchase at the ANGEL’S ENVY Distillery in Downtown Louisville and select retailers in Kentucky. Beginning on February 12 there will be a limited number of reservations available through 500 Main, ANGEL’S ENVY membership platform for loyal fans,…


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Tickets for KDF’s fashion event now on sale

Louisville, KY.   – Time to start planning what you’ll be wearing this spring to all the Derby Festival events. You’ll find the latest looks and hottest trends at the Macy’s Kentucky Derby Festival Spring Fashion Show on March 28th.  Tickets are now on sale for the season’s most exclusive fashion event. The event kicks off with cocktails and boutique shopping at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. and runway show at 8 p.m. in the Showroom of Horseshoe Southern Indiana. NEW for 2019, there are three different ticket options for the show: 2nd Floor Lounge – $40 (includes hors d’oeuvres, two drink tickets, and reserved…


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LouisvilleKY offering free radon test kits

  Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness is offering free radon test kits while the supply lasts. You can request a kit by visitng this link or by calling 574-6650. Radon is a gas that you cannot smell, taste or see. It forms naturally when uranium, radium and thorium break down in rocks, soil and groundwater. People can be exposed to radon primarily from breathing radon in air that comes in through cracks and gaps in homes and other buildings. Radon can cause lung cancer through prolonged exposure. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in…


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LouisvilleKY focuses on service and visitor experience, Winter/Spring tourism certification classes schedule released

 LOUISVILLE, Ky. – With the re-opening of the downtown convention center, additional hotel room inventory- including 600 rooms from the new Louisville Omni- and well as additional urban distilleries open in the Bourbon District, the tourism industry is welcoming a growing number of annual visitors to Louisville in 2019 and beyond. In a regional collaboration with the Southern Indiana Convention and Tourism Bureau, Louisville Tourism continues its involvement in the nationally-recognized Certified Tourism Ambassador™ (CTA) Network and announces the winter/spring schedule of classes.   The Louisville Tourism Ambassador Program trains applicants using Louisville-specific curriculum, a half-day training session, and an open-book exam…


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Prices go up Friday for LousivilleKY’s famous road race

Louisville, KY. – Now’s the time to sign up for the 2019 Humana Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon and Marathon. Registration prices increase this Friday, February 1st. Runners and walkers waiting to sign up will want to register soon to save money and guarantee their spot in Kentucky’s largest road race. Current registration prices are $80 for the miniMarathon and $90 for the Marathon. Registration is open online at DerbyFestivalMarathon.com. (Participants not registered yet can use the code WHYWAIT19 until midnight January 31st for a special registration discount.)   There’s also a Relay option this year with shorter distances for those who don’t want…