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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…


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LouisvilleKY’s Zoo Seeks Trashformation Contest Entries and Eco-Partners for Earth Month

Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Zoo invites students in pre-K – grade 12 to get involved with the fifth annual Trashformation: A Trash-to-Treasure Art Contest for Students. The annual contest is part of the Zoo’s Party for the Planet: A Month-Long Celebration of the Earth powered by Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company in April. Students are encouraged to communicate the importance of recycling and sustainability through art. Using only recyclable items, students’ art submissions should express or interpret “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.” New this year, the Zoo is partnering with the Louisville Orchestra’s MakingMUSIC Landfill Orchestra…


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LouisvilleKY groups join forces to make Valentine’s Day special for seniors

Louisville, KY., – Louisville Metro Meals on Wheel’s recipients are set to receive handmade Valentine’s Day cards created by youth volunteers from across the country. DoSomething.org, a global non-profit organization with the goal of motivating young people to make positive change, has teamed up with Meals on Wheels America for the fourth annual Love Letters campaign. The popular campaign, encouraging young people to create handmade Valentine’s Day cards to lift the spirits of older adults, runs through February 10, 2017 and cards will be included in meal deliveries to Meals on Wheels clients across the country. Young people who sign…


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Free tax help for LouisvilleKy is underway

VITA, AARP volunteers available across Louisville also will help residents determine eligibility for Earned Income Tax Credit Louisville, KY., – Mayor Greg Fischer, Louisville Asset Building Coalition and AARP has announced the opening of free tax preparation sites that will provide federal and state income tax assistance to eligible residents. “Every hard-working Louisvillian should be able to benefit from all tax credits that apply to them, and by offering this free assistance we can make sure that happens,” said Mayor Greg Fischer. “This is money they can use to start a savings account, buy a car, get braces for a child, pay for…


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LouisvilleKY chocolate lovers to get a night of bliss

From ElderServe’s website: Louisville, Ky., – Chocolate Dreams: An Evening of Decadent Bliss! is Monday, January 30, 2017 at the Mellwood Arts and Entertainment Center (1860 Mellwood Avenue, 40206). Chocolate Dreams is eagerly anticipated by guests and supporters throughout Metro Louisville. At Chocolate Dreams, 25 culinary professionals enter their chocolate creations for a juried competition, offering samples of those delights to our guests. The event also features hors d’oeuvres, an auction, and the presentation of Today’s Transitions Caregiver of the Year award. ADMISSION: Seats and reserved tables can be purchased online. To order by phone, contact Lauren Curry at 502.736.3834. ~ Single seat,…


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LouisvilleKY group to celebrate Fat Tuesday

  Louisville, KY., – Join the Highland Commerce Guild on Fat Tuesday for a Mardi Gras celebration of Louisville’s “Restaurant Row”, featuring picks from the city’s biggest collection of local, unique, and eclectic establishments on our beloved Bardstown Road. All to support Highlands Community Ministries, helping neighbors in need of food, emergency financial help, and quality-of-life programs. Up to 20 establishments will be represented. Restaurants inlcude Asiatique, Bristol Bar & Grille, Eat-a-Pita, Highland Morning, Jack Fry’s, Kizito Cookies, Morris Deli, O’Shea’s Irish Pub, Somewhere Louisville, Uptown Cafe, Wild Ginger, and Wiltshire Pantry plus more in the works. Spirits provided by…


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LIBA hires Neighborhood Initiatives Manager to boost local businesses in West and South LouisvilleKY

Louisville, KY (January 12, 2017) – The Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) has hired Charles Booker to serve as Neighborhood Initiatives Manager for South and West Louisville. Building on LIBA’s successful “keep South Louisville weird” campaign, as well as the organization’s targeted efforts to support current and aspiring local businesses in West Louisville, Booker will work in a part-time capacity to lead grassroots campaigns and promote independent business growth. Anyone interested in contributing their time and talent to help this effort can attend an upcoming committee meeting on Wednesday, February 8th for South Louisville (9:30am at Republic Bank, 5125 New…


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Plans Shaping Up for LouisvilleKY’s 4th Annual Tailspin Ale Fest

Louisville, KY – – Local Tailspin Ale Fest Organizers return once again to present the Best Beer Fest of the Season: Tailpsin Ale Fest. It’s set for February 18, 2017 at Bowman Field in the WWII Era Hangar at Louisville Executive Aviation. Over 70 Breweries and a special Kentucky Heritage section of Kentucky brews will be available for consumption. “Mug” it up at Magnolia Photo Booth and “tap” into tunes provided by LIVE entertainment. View vintage airplanes on display with pin-up girls & fly boys and dine large with some of Louisville’s finest food trucks. With over 200 beers available onsite, make sure…


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LouisvilleKY’s Representative Yarmuth to host Affordable Care Act forum

Information gathered from Congressman John Yarmuth’s Twitter page Louisville, KY., – U.S. Representative John Yarmuth is joining fellow elected officials, health advocates and others, affected by the Affordable Care Act to discuss the consequences of repealing the health care program, also known as Obamacare. Uncovered: The Consequences of Repealing the Affordable Care Act in Kentucky is set for Sunday, January 15, at 2 p.m at the Louisville Central Community Center. The center is located at 1300 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd. For more information, call 502-52-5129.


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Lemonade Day is coming to LouisvilleKY

LouVino owners Chad and Lauren Coulter launch local chapter of children’s non-profit entrepreneur program   LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Jan. 11, 2017) – Lemonade Day is a free, fun, experiential learning program that teaches kids how to start, own and operate their very own business – a lemonade stand. Founded in 2007, Lemonade Day has spread to more than 57 cities in 23 states and three countries. Lauren and Chad Coulter, owners of Louisville’s dining hotspot LouVino, are proud to announce that Louisville kids will get to join in on the fun this spring. Lemonade Day Louisville, presented by River City Bank…