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Mayor Fischer presents austere budget for LouisvilleKY

LouisvilleKY., – Mayor Greg Fischer proposed last week an austere 2019-2020 city budget that manages the impact of a $35 million budget deficit, driven largely by a 12 percent increase in the city’s state pension costs, while working to minimize the impact on Louisville’s most vulnerable. The $623 million general fund budget anticipates a revenue growth rate of 2.9 percent, which is dwarfed by the size of the increased pension cost – $20 million higher than in 2018. The Mayor had previously warned that despite a growing economy, the pension challenge would, without new revenue, result in $35 million in…

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Evan Williams Bourbon Experience (Photo by Marty Pearl/Special to the LCVB)

Two iconic LouisvilleKY attractions named Best of the Best

Group tour industry publication Destinations magazine honors local venues     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The American Bus Association’s (ABA) Destinations magazine has chosen both the Historic Brown Hotel and Evan Williams Bourbon Experience as a “Best of the Best Travel Supplier in 2018.”  The Brown Hotel and Evan Williams are two of 57 winners that make up top hotels, theatres, museums, festivals, shopping experiences, and more across North America.   The Brown Hotel was named a winner in the Lodging: Places So Nice You’ll Want to Move In category.  This historic, luxury four-star hotel, home of the famous “Hot Brown” sandwich, welcomes group tours with Louisville’s signature southern…