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Jumpstart your training for one of LouisvilleKY’s biggest road race

READY TO RUN? TRAIN FOR FREE WITH DERBY FESTIVAL AND NORTON SPORTS HEALTH REGISTRATION OPENS TOMORROW FOR FREE TRAINING PROGRAM Dec. 8, 2016, Louisville, KY. – If you’re planning to run or walk your way to the finish line of the Kentucky Derby Festival’s Marathon or miniMarathon in April, the Norton Sports Health FREE Training Program will give you a jumpstart. The 14-week program helps prepare runners and walkers for the Derby Festival’s road races. Registration for the FREE program, opens online tomorrow, December 9, at DerbyFestivalMarathon.com. The Norton Sports Health Training Program offers training guidelines and weekly group runs…


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Toys Collected at Dec. 17 Men’s Basketball Game at LouisvilleKy’s KFC Yum! Center

Story from gocards.com LOUISVILLE, Ky. — New toys will be collected and subsequently donated to Norton’s Children’s Hospital at the University of Louisville’s Dec. 17 men’s basketball game against Eastern Kentucky. New toys for any age or gender will be collected at the entrance of the KFC Yum! Center. A group of the toys will also be provided to the Home of the Innocents and Wesley House. The collection is associated with UofL Athletics’ CardsCARE program and Kyle’s Korner for Kids, the community outreach established in 2011 by former Cards’ forward Kyle Kuric while a UofL student. About 2,000 toys have…


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Catching the Christmas Spirit Out on the Town

  ‘Tis the season for holiday parties, right? I’ve mentioned a few over at EatDrinkTalk, but it’s only scratching the surface. As Caroline Knop mentioned when she was guest c0-hosting the Rusty Satellite Show this week, this weekend provides a rare opportunity to get discounted tickets to the Feb. 18 Tailspin Ale Fest, arguably the most popular of the city’s beer-inspired gatherings. You can get the tix Friday and Saturday at Liquor Barns in Middletown and Elizabethown. In my world, Paula has already completed her Christmas shopping, she says, while I’ve yet to buy the first present. But yesterday I…


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: This is Not Going Well

As President-Elect, Donald Trump is today taking credit for something that was never going to happen — he tweeted that he was responsible for Ford not moving a plant from Kentucky to Mexico. He’s picked a known bigot as one of his top advisors. People around the country continue to hold protests. This isn’t going well, and it’s just getting started. So we must look outside politics for good news — I played golf at Seneca in 70 degree weather on Nov. 17. It’s almost Thanksgiving. Maybe a move to Thailand is in order. According to this video from my…


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New LouisvilleKY Walmart means new discounts for runners

Runners Can Win Free or Discounted KDF Registration November 15, 2016. Louisville, KY.   – The Kentucky Derby Festival is giving runners another chance at winning free or discounted registration for the 2017 Marathon and miniMarathon presented by Walmart and Humana. Race Officials are hosting a special Race for Rewards promotion in conjunction with the grand opening of the new Walmart SuperCenter on Outer Loop (4840 Outer Loop, across from Jefferson Mall).  They’ll be on site at the store on Wednesday, November 16, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.   Anyone who visits the Race for Rewards booth will receive $5…


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Holiday Ticket Plan Available for LouisvilleKY’s Men’s Basketball Games

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A special five-game holiday ticket plan for University of Louisville’s men’s basketball games in the KFC Yum! Center will go on sale on Monday, Nov. 14 at 10 a.m. The Holiday Plan will feature five games for $250 total per seat. Fans may select one game from four premium games, three ACC games, and one non-conference game for the five-game package. In addition to the special ticket price, customers will receive a UofL branded winter hat as a holiday gift. Tickets are located in the 300 level arena baseline/curves. Tickets for the special Holiday Plan may only…


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Racing returns to LouisvilleKY for Churchill Downs Fall Meet

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016) – Cooler temperatures and the leaves changing colors signify the return of live horse racing to the Louisville area as Churchill Downs, the historic home of the Kentucky Derby, readies to open its 127th Fall Meet on Sunday, Oct. 30. The popular 21-day stand, which covers a four-week stretch through Sunday, Nov. 27, kicks off in style Sunday with the 12th annual “Stars of Tomorrow I” program, which is entirely devoted to hopeful 2-year-old stars that have aspirations of trail-blazing their way to next year’s Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and Longines Kentucky…


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Louisville’s Lamar Jackson Show Continues

LouisvilleKY.com photographer Bill Brymer worked the Louisville Cardinals’ game against North Carolina State. Behind the fantastic Lamar Jackson, #7 U of L blew out the Wolfpack with a 44-0 first half en route to a 54-13 victory at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. As a result of the weekend in college football, the Cards moved up to #5 in both the AP and Coaches polls — thanks to Ohio State’s upset loss to Penn State, and previously unbeaten Texas A & M’s defeat against top-ranked Alabama. Louisville QB Lamar Jackson cemented his favorite status for the Heisman Trophy, passing for 355…


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: The Johnson “incident”, stripper scandal, and a couple of pretty good podcasts

Did you hear the latest from Dan Johnson? Not the kooky, racist politician from Bullitt County running to be a state representative by posting offensive Facebook messages. No, this is our own Metro Councilman Dan Johnson, who got himself banned from GLI events (this seems to be an unprecedented action) for something he apparently said to a GLI female staff member during a group trip to Austin, Texas attended by several Metro Council members. Asked by the newspaper, no one else on the trip seems to have been aware of whatever it was Johnson did, though some think that the…


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U of L Gets Notice of Allegations – Here’s Response from Jurich and Pinto

Joint statement from the university’s acting president and vice president/director of athletics The University of Louisville has received a Notice of Allegations from the NCAA and a redacted copy of the document is attached.  The university is currently reviewing the allegations and will prepare a response, which will be provided to the NCAA within 90 days.  The university will continue to cooperate with the NCAA throughout the process. Below is a joint statement from Acting President Dr. Neville Pinto and Vice President/Director of Athletics Tom Jurich: “As parents and university leaders who care about every student who comes to the University of Louisville,…