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LouisvilleKY’s Neighborhood Place Partners have a busy March schedule

Upcoming Fairs for Home Buyers, Youth Summer Programming and Sodexo Job Opportunities Louisville, Ky., – Neighborhood Place sites bring together multiple partners in March to provide a home buyers fair, three job fair opportunities for Sodexo,  two prom dress giveaway events, an event featuring summer camps and programs for youth, part two in the series “Heroin Addiction in Our Own Backyard”, and much more. To learn more about these services, including reservations requirements and contact info, please refer to the phone numbers listed by each event. March 1, Heroin Addiction in “Our Own Backyard”, Part 2 at First Baptist Church,…


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LouisvilleKY’s LIBA to host famous scholar

LOUISVILLE, KY (February 27, 2017) – Building on a committed focus to support and encourage entrepreneurism and local business sustainability in Louisville, the Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) is will host a public reception for renowned scholar Dr. Jessica Gordon Nembhard on Monday, March 6 from 10:30am-11:30 at the Brandeis School of Law’s Cox Lounge. The reception is free and open to the public, but please RSVP to  www.keeplouisvilleweird.com/upcoming-events. This reception is in conjunction with the highly anticipated panel discussion on Nembhard’s book, Collective Courage, being presented by the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, the UofL Diversity Committee,…


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LouisvilleKY’s Second Edition of Fire Escape Sessions Announced at Louisville Slugger Museum

Louisville, KY – Announcing the second episode of the Fire Escape Sessions, a groundbreaking new music series to be held February 23, 2017, in the Gallery of Louisville Slugger Museum, thanks to the support of its owner, John Hillerich. The creator and event organizer, Alec Betz, drew his inspiration from traveling the world after finishing nine years of deployments with the U.S. Army Special Forces and the U.S. Department of State.  Influenced by the speakeasies and nightclubs hidden in the alleys and hard-to-find spots throughout Berlin, Amsterdam, London, Paris, New York, and his hometown of Chicago, his intent is to…


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LouisvilleKY to host KDF robotics competition

IU SOUTHEAST, DERBY FESTIVAL FOUNDATION TEAM UP WITH JCPS FOR ROBOTICS TOURNAMENT TEAMS AROUND REGION INVITED TO PARTICIPATE   February 20, 2017. Louisville, KY. – Get ready to ROBORUMBLE! Indiana University Southeast is partnering with the Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation and Jefferson Country Public Schools to bring a regional STEM robotics competition to the 2017 Kentucky Derby Festival schedule. The Indiana University Southeast RoboRumble Regional Robotic Tournament, set for Saturday, March 4, will allow students to design, build and compete with robots. Students and teams from Jefferson County schools, as well as around the region are invited to participate. The…


Some pre-Tailspin fun with organizer Tisha Gainey at Bowman Field

LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: In a Tailspin with EatDrinkTalk and Rusty Satellite

If you didn’t get a ticket at one of the many pre-Tailspin events held around town, you may be out of luck. But if you are going to the Tailspin Ale Fest at Bowman Field Saturday, come by and let me pour you a beer. I’ll be a volunteer beer filler upper at the 4th annual Winter Warmer, along with my EatDrinkTalk partner Steve Coomes. Here’s a story from EDT about it. Speaking of EDT, this week’s podcast is a tasty one, and includes my interview with Chef Ellen Gill McCarty, and Michael Beckmann, talking about Das Meal, a five-course beer-paired…


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LouisvilleKY’s Angel’s Envy is now part of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Angel’s Envy, Louisville’s newest distillery, is also the newest member of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® experience, becoming the 10th stop on the world-famous journey that showcases the state’s signature spirit. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer made the announcement Monday at the downtown site on historic Whiskey Row, where Angel’s Envy recently opened its $27 million distillery, brand home and gift shop. “The spectacular Angel’s Envy Distillery represents another unique hometown brand and an immersive Bourbon experience that will delight the 24 million tourists who visit Louisville each year,” Fischer said. “We take great pride in Angel’s Envy and our…


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LouisvilleKY’s Rabbit Hole Distilling and Harvest Restaurant Announce Bourbon Dinner

    Proceeds from the dinner will support Kentucky Refugee Ministries   Louisville, Kentucky – Rabbit Hole Distilling announced that they are partnering with Harvest Restaurant to present an exceptional Bourbon Dinner, to be held at Harvest (624 E Market Street, Louisville, Ky) on Monday, February 27, 2017.  The evening will feature a cocktail reception and a four-course dinner, with Rabbit Hole Bourbon and Whiskey cocktails paired with each course. The evening will be co-hosted by Rabbit Hole Founder and CEO Kaveh Zamanian and Marketing Director Michael Motamedi, a former Master Chef finalist, to discuss with guests how to successfully pair…


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LouisvilleKY’s zoo celebrates financial boost

  Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Zoo is celebrating the completion of its Leadership Capital Campaign. Today, Mayor Fischer, Louisville Zoo Board president Darryl Metzger and Zoo Director John Walczak announced the final major gift to the campaign. Thanks to a $1 million gift from The John H. Schnatter Family Foundation, the Leadership Campaign exceeded its goal of $10.4 million for a final raised amount of $11.44 million. In recognition of the Schnatter Family’s gift, the Zoo also announced today the naming of the John H. Schnatter Family Foundation Plaza at Leopard Leap. This area will be an inviting space, welcoming…


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Dalai Lama visit to LouisvilleKY is postponed

Festival of Faiths 2017 will keep its April schedule Louisville, KY., – Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that His Holiness the Dalai Lama has had to postpone his planned visit to Louisville on April 23-24. Penpa Tsering, His Holiness’ representative for North America, said the Dalai Lama has been asked to scale back his extensive travel schedule for the next few months to rest and revitalize. “We express our deepest apologies for this inconvenience,” Penpa Tsering said, adding, “We deeply value our relationship with the Compassionate City of Louisville and look forward to a return visit.” Mayor Fischer said, “We are saddened that His Holiness is unable to make the trip, but we remain heartened…


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Kentucky Derby Festival’s pin goes retro

  February 3, 2017. Louisville, KY.  They say what’s old is new again, and that’s the case with this year’s Kentucky Derby Festival Pegasus Pin. This year’s design is a throwback to the original Pegasus Pin designed in 1973. The plastic pin features a cutout design with a warm red colored Pegasus in the center, surrounded by gray, white and teal colors. Beginning in March, the pins will be available to the public and will sell for $6 each at 1,000 retail locations. The price at the entrance to events will be $7.   “Funds raised from the Pegasus Pin…