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LouisvilleKY racked up accolades in 2018

  LOUISVILLE, Ky. – National media, including a multitude of prominent travel and tourism authorities, singled out Louisville in 2018 affirming the city as one of the “U.S. Cities on the Rise” as well as one of “The 10 Coolest U.S. Cities to Visit in 2018.”  A major highlight was Lonely Planet designating Bourbon Country one of the “10 Top U.S. Destinations for 2018.” Louisville’s culinary scene continues to be an attraction, bolstered by Top Chef Kentucky’s filming of the show’s 16th season and accolades including Fodor’s Travel nod to the city on their list of “Cities with an Unexpectedly International…


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LouisvilleKY’s Athletics Broadcast Center Opens its Doors

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville Athletics Broadcast Center opened its doors for a grand opening event Monday at the television production facility located on the northeast corner of the UofL campus on Arthur Street adjacent to Interstate 65. The Atlantic Coast Conference and ESPN have partnered to launch the comprehensive linear and digital ACC Network in 2019.  With the network launch approaching, UofL built a television production facility to house all the equipment and personnel that is necessary to originate live programming.  Until the linear network launch, live programming will continue to be produced by UofL for ESPN…


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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…


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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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Despite Evidence, Misinformed Jeffersontown Committee Unmoved on Airbnb Issue

Planning and Zoning Committee takes no action to allow Short-Term Rentals On Tuesday, I attended the Planning and Zoning Meeting of the Jeffersontown City Council. The only agenda item was short-term rentals. It was lightly attended, but there were a handful of residents who came prepared to express their opposition to legalizing short-term rentals. This committee has the authority to make changes to the law, but it appears to me no member of the committee is interested in learning FACTS about the issue. Instead, they listened as Norm Meyer of Plainview rambled on about how wrong it was for WAVE-TV…


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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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LouisvilleKY’s Fourth Street Live! to host Coaches shows

  Bobby Petrino’s first show will air live from The Sports & Social Club on Wednesday August 30, 2017 from 7:00-8:00pm   Louisville, KY  – Attention all Louisville Cardinal fans! Fourth Street Live!’s own Sports and Social Club will be the new site for both the Rick Pitino and Bobby Petrino radio shows.   Historically held at Tumbleweed Tex Mex Grill and Margarita Bar, the shows will now be moving into the Fourth Street Live! district. Fans are encouraged to join and may reserve seats by contacting the Sports and Social Club beforehand. The Sports and Social Club is a large venue…


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American Idol to hold auditions for LouisvilleKy singers

KENTUCKIANA IDOL COMES TO FOURTH STREET LIVE! HOLDING ONE SILVER TICKET WHAS11 and Fourth Street Live! are teaming up to find the best singers in Kentuckiana in hopes of getting them to the American Idol stage   Louisville, KY (July 28, 2017) – To the dreamers wishing to grace the American Idol stage, they now have the chance to make it a reality.   It all starts on August 5, 2017 at Fourth Street Live!. WHAS11 and Fourth Street Live! will hold auditions to select the top five Kentuckiana singers. A panel of judges will select four contestants who sing to impress and award…


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Travel Channel’s “Food Paradise” Coming to LouisvilleKY’s Mussel & Burger Bar

Restaurant invites fans to participate in taping on Wednesday, August 2   LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 25, 2017) — Mussel & Burger Bar, the award-winning restaurant from Chef Fernando Martinez’s Olé Restaurant Group announced today that the Travel Channel will be filming an episode of the show “Food Paradise” on Wed., Aug. 2 in Louisville. “We really can’t wait to have the Travel Channel here with us.  The whole Mussel & Burger Bar team is beyond thrilled to be featured, and we are eager to bring even more spotlight to one of the hottest food cities in America, Louisville, KY.” said Chef Martinez, co-founder of…


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THE WEEK: Bikes, Wishes, Beer and Politics

I had a series of interesting conversations in a busy post-Derby Week — so here’s some of the highlights. What if you worked in Old Louisville, (maybe at Genscape’s office on Garvin Place) and you want to go over to the Mayan Cafe in NuLu for lunch. That’s one scenario in which Rolf Eisinger, director of the city’s bike and pedestrian program, says you might take advantage of an available bike you could pick up at an exchange station less than a block away. Eisinger’s been busy this week setting up 27 stations, including the one at Oak and Garvin, for…