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Louisville Youth Coach Nominated for national honors

Louisville, Ky., – Louisville’s Aaron Flaker has been named one of nine national finalists by Ripken Baseball for Youth Baseball Coach of the Year. Flaker, a former U of L Cardinal Bird and All Region centerfielder at Male High School, is the founder of the Louisville Sting Travel Ball Program that has been making waves in tournaments throughout the Midwest and South.  See www.LouisvilleSting.com. Voting via Ripken Baseball’s Facebook page ends Monday, August 31st. A team parent nominated Aaron for the honor: Aaron Flaker of the Louisville Sting 8U Yellow has compiled quite a win/loss record with his squad but it’s…


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THE WEEK: Political Rebels, Arts Heroes and Finishing a Bowl

Yippee! I’m celebrating a birthday, so it’s already a good week. Plus, it’s the last weekend before the start of FOOTBALL SEASON, and all your teams are undefeated, and your fantasy football geeks are all tied for first. Here in Louisville, the news is picking up, like. . . Hartman Arrested: Ex-Rusty Satellite guest Chris Hartman, director of the local Fairness campaign, got himself arrested for disrupting a breakfast sponsored by the Kentucky Farm Bureau at the State Fair. Hartman and two others held banners and made a lot of guests at the Ham Breakfast uncomfortable by going inside (they…


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Public Meetings set for planned Sixth Street Bike Lanes in Louisville

Louisville, Ky.  (August 27, 2015) – Two public meetings are scheduled to share and receive feedback on plans to add bike lanes to Sixth Street from River Road south to Zane Street. The project is intended to improve the bicycle network by re-configuring lane widths and on-street parking between River Rd and Broadway, and reducing travel lanes between Broadway and Kentucky to provide a buffered bike lane. The project is tentatively set to get underway during the week ofSeptember 28. Shared lane markings are to be added from Kentucky Street to Zane St.  This project will provide a direct link…


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It’s getting closer! Tickets for University of Louisville Men’s Basketball Scrimmages on Sale Sept. 2

From gocards.com LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville men’s basketball team will compete in a pair of public Red-White intrasquad scrimmages in the KFC Yum! Center in October on Oct. 3 and 17.  Game times will be set when the Cardinals’ football games on those days are determined so as not to conflict with each other. Tickets, priced at $10 each, will go on sale beginning at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 2 at the UofL Ticket Office, located near Gate 2 of Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium at 2800 South Floyd Street. The ticket office is open weekdays from…


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Louisville City FC takes on Orlando City on home turf

Louisville, KY.,  — For the first time ever a Major League Soccer club will come to the Bluegrass State to take on Louisville City FC. First year MLS side Orlando City SC visits Slugger Field bringing their core group of players for the 7:30 PM showdown tonight at Louisville Slugger Field. Rookie sensation and first overall pick in the MLS Draft Cyle Larin, former MLS Cup Champion Aureillen Collin, as well as a number of other national and international stars have made the trip to the Derby City. Louisville City is coming off of a 3-1 victory over the Charleston…


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The Kentucky Derby Announces New Ticket Technology Partner and Newly Redesigned Website

Louisville, Ky., – Churchill Downs Racetrack (CDRT) today announced a partnership with Ticketmaster to make purchasing Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks tickets online easy and reliable for fans across the country. The introduction of a new ticketing solutions provider coincides with the launch of the newly redesigned Kentucky Derby website www.KentuckyDerby.com, the online destination and resource for all things Kentucky Derby including tickets. The new ticketing solution and website are live. Fans can also purchase tickets for Churchill Downs’ September and Fall Meets through Ticketmaster at www.ChurchillDowns.com.   The Kentucky Derby selected Ticketmaster because it is the leading and most reliable…


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University of Louisville and Indiana University Agree To Face Off in Football and Basketball

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Indiana University and the University of Louisville have signed an agreement to play a three-game series in both football and men’s basketball. The football and basketball series were announced jointly on Friday by the schools from neighboring states with campuses separated by only 100 miles. A neutral site game at Bankers Life Arena in Indianapolis on Dec. 31, 2016, will open the men’s basketball series in an equally divided arena. The Cardinals and Hoosiers will later play at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville as a home game for UofL on Dec. 9, 2017, and the teams…


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Louisville Mayor’s Hike, Bike & Paddle Returns Labor Day

LOUISVILLE, Ky., – Thousands of cyclists, walkers, canoeists and kayakers will hit the streets and the Ohio River on Labor Day for the 22nd Subway Fresh Fit Hike, Bike & Paddle Sept. 7 at Waterfront Park. “We’re always looking to improve and grow this incredibly popular event which has become a destination for cyclists, paddlers, walkers and others who just want a fun, high-energy start to their day,” Mayor Greg Fischer said. “It’s a great way for families and friends to celebrate the holiday weekend.” Subway Restaurants is the title sponsor of Hike, Bike & Paddle, with presenting sponsors, Coca-Cola,…


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THE WEEK: No Jaywalking Allowed, Jennifer’s Riches, Art, the Fair and the Chief

Stories we weren’t interested in on our Facebook feed: Who’s on the Ashley Madison list, your strategy for your fantasy football team, and your opinion on Donald Trump. But all those back-to-school pics sure were cute. Here are items of local interest: Jen Makes The Best List to Be On: If you are among the many locals who claim to have known Jennifer Lawrence when she was in middle school here, well, maybe you should ask to be in her entourage. Forbes announced its “Highest-Paid Actresses” list for 2015, and Lawrence’s $52 million blew away 2nd-place Scarlett Johansson by a…


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Louisville-based Papa John’s Adds Another Ingredient with Superstar J.J. Watt

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Papa John’s continues to “up its game” not only with better ingredients in its pizza but also with the addition of another elite NFL athlete as a brand spokesperson: J.J. Watt. The 2015 NFL Defensive Player of the Year and MVP runner-up, Watt joins the two-time Offensive Player of the Year winner and five-time MVP Peyton Manning, to round out Papa John’s “Better” team as they gear up for another season as the Official Pizza Sponsor of the NFL. “We went for two and scored big with the addition of J.J. Watt to our All-Pro starting lineup,” said…