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ohn Hackworth takes the reigns of Louisville City Football Club

Story from Louisville City’s website…  Louisville, KY., – Louisville City Football Club is thrilled to announce John Hackworth has been appointed the club’s second-ever head coach. The 48-year-old coach signed a contract through 2022 and will be made available via phone conference with the media on Thursday afternoon. Before then, Hackworth spoke with LouCity.com and was delighted for the chance to take charge of the growing club: “I am honored and humbled but mostly just excited to join Louisville City FC. It is an opportunity to join one of the most prominent clubs in this country and work with a fantastic…


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New bicycle pump track unveiled at LouisvilleKY’s Shawnee Park

Photos from Metro Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton’s Facebook page… Louisville, KY., – Third District Congressman John Yarmuth, Metro Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton and others were on hand Saturday as Louisville Parks and Recreation unveiled a new bicycle pump track in Shawnee Park as part of the West Louisville Appreciation Day festival. “This pump track is another exciting way for young people in West Louisville and throughout our city to experience the outdoors and have fun in one of the many award-winning parks right here in our community. It was an honor to join Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton and so many West…


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Latest Triple Crown Winner Justify retires

Story from KentuckyDerby.com Louisville, KY., – Triple Crown winner Justify‘s racing career is officially over. His retirement was announced via press release Wednesday afternoon. “Justify had some filling in his ankle, and he is just not responding quick enough for a fall campaign,” said trainer Bob Baffert, who also won the Triple Crown with American Pharoah in 2015. “We all wanted to see Justify run again, but ultimately it is my responsibility to make sure he is perfect. Without 60-90 days, I can’t be definite.” Campaigned by WinStar Farm, China Horse Club, Head of Plains Partners, and Starlight Racing, Justify became…


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New leadership for LouisvilleKY’s soccer club

Story and photos from louisvillecityfc.com Louisville, KY., – Louisville City Football Club has named Brad Estes as its new president. “Brad is someone who we have believed in and have backed since his joining us last year,” said Mike Mountjoy, co-chairman of Louisville City FC. “His commitment to this club and desire to see us continue our growth means this is a move that makes sense for us.” The Kentucky native will take up his new role effective immediately and will continue to lead the LouCity front office alongside Patrick Stewart, who will also take up a new role as chief revenue…


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LouisvilleKY’s Women’s Basketball Releases 2018-19 Non-Conference Schedule

Story and photo from GoCards.com… LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville women’s basketball has released its 2018-19 non-conference schedule, which is highlighted by home games against Nebraska, Kentucky and Connecticut. Overall, the Cardinals will face nine opponents that reached postseason play a season ago, seven that won 20-plus games and six that played in the NCAA Tournament. “Our non-conference schedule is extremely challenging and we are excited about that,” said head coach Jeff Walz. “Our goal is to play the best to help prepare us for conference play and our schedule does that.” Louisville opens the season at Western Kentucky on Nov….


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LouisvilleKY’s Jaylen Smith Named to All-ACC Preseason Team

Story and photos from GoCards.com… LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville senior wide receiver Jaylen Smith has been named on the 2018 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Preseason Football Team by a panel of 148 voters at last week’s ACC Football Kickoff, the league announced on Tuesday. Three-time defending conference champion Clemson led all schools with eight selections, while Boston College sophomore running back AJ Dillon received the nod as the ACC Preseason Player of the Year. Smith, a senior, is one of three wide receivers on the team, joining NC State’s Kelvin Harmon and Clemson’s Hunter Renfrow. A first team all-ACC selection in 2017,…


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Louisville City FC, Fifth Third Bank agree to terms on LouisvilleKY’s Butchertown stadium financing

  LOUISVILLE  – Having broken ground on the Butchertown stadium development,Louisville City Football Club can today announce an agreement to terms for the last component of stadium financing, giving City all the pieces it needs to make the stadium venue a reality. Fifth Third Bank will lead the syndication of the $55 million facility, and Middleton Reutlinger will serve as counsel to City. The transaction is expected to close in August, allowing the project to remain on its construction schedule. “Fifth Third Bank is proud to assist as part of the LouCity process for the Butchertown stadium development,” said Mike Ash, Fifth Third Bank…


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Vault in the Ville takes over LouisvilleKY’s 4th Street Live!

LOUISVILLE, KY – Heuser Health announces its _7TH ANNUAL VAULT IN THE VILLE AT 4TH STREET LIVE! _fundraising event scheduled for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, July 27, 28, and 29. Proceeds will benefit the Louisville Youth Training Center (LYTC). “We are excited for this year’s event showcasing national pole vaulters from Olympic athletes all the way down to high school students,” proclaims Chip Heuser, event chairman. “Guests will enjoy exciting pole vault competition, plus, new this year, our own “Louisville Warrior Competition” for kids and adults.” The Louisville Warrior Competition tests skills of all ages in an obstacle course set up around the vault venue. A happy hour will…


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Equestricon to Host 2018 Rood and Riddle Breeders’ Cup Post-Position Draw in LouisvilleKY

  LOUISVILLE, Ky.  – Breeders’ Cup 2018 will feature the live drawing of the post positions for the 14 Breeders’ Cup World Championship races during Equestricon on Monday, October 29 at the renovated Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC).   Dan Tordjman, Co-Founder of Equestricon, explained the event as “a conference, a fan fest and an equestrian industry trade show all in one.” The 2018 Rood and Riddle Breeders’ Cup post- position draw is open to all Equestricon attendees.   Breeders’ Cup connections and special guests will enjoy enhanced hospitality during the post-position draw in the newly-designed VIP Breeders’ Cup Lounge immediately in front of the expanded…


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Mighty Babe Ruth Bat Added to Hands-On Experience for Guests at LouisvilleKY’s Slugger Museum & Factory

Special-Order Bat Used by Ruth Unveiled for 100th Anniversary Celebration LOUISVILLE, Ky.,  — Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory has a thrilling new experience in its line-up. Starting this week, guests can hold a bat that was actually used by Babe Ruth. This extraordinary opportunity is the museum’s way of celebrating the 100thAnniversary of Ruth signing a contract with Hillerich & Bradsby Co., the makers of Louisville Slugger baseball bats. Ruth signed-up with the company on July 9, 1918, for $100 and a set of H&B golf clubs. The unique bat was wielded by the Bambino sometime during the 1933 – 1934 seasons. According to the Letter of…