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LouisvilleKY’s Churchill Downs and Kentucky Derby Museum getting in on Pokemon Go

Come capture Pokémon at the Kentucky Derby Museum and Churchill Downs Racetrack with a limited-time, exclusive access Pokémon Go Tour Photos from Churchill Down’s Facebook page. LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 18, 2016) – Join the Kentucky Derby Museum and Churchill Downs Racetrack on your quest to catch ‘em all! Get ready to capture Pokémon under the Twin Spires and hatch your incubating eggs as our resident Pokémon Go experts guide you to PokéStops and gyms scattered across the Museum and historic Churchill Downs!  You’ll have a chance to explore five PokéStops and two gyms, with exclusive access to the stops inside the gates that are currently not available…


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It’s Christmas in July at LouisvilleKY’s Slugger Field this week

LOUISVILLE BATS TO HOST CHRISTMAS IN JULY, TOYS FOR TOTS TOY DRIVE LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Louisville Bats return from the All-Star Break with a four-game series at Louisville Slugger Field against the Indianapolis Indians beginning Thursday, July 14. The series will feature two Reds’ rehab starters pitching for the Bats, Homer Bailey (Friday) and Tim Adleman (Saturday). Saturday, the Bats will host a Christmas in July game and also wear Ugly Christmas Sweater jerseys that will be auctioned off at www.bats.milbauctions.com. The auction will begin on Wednesday, July 20 at 10:00 a.m. and will end on Wednesday July 27 at 10:00…


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LouisvilleKY baseball fans get a quick two-game set from the Bats

BATS TO HOST QUICK TWO-GAME SET WITH COLUMBUS LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Louisville Bats return home for a quick two-game series against the Columbus Clippers on Thursday and Friday. Thursday, Homer Bailey will start for the Bats with first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m.   Thursday will be the locally known Budweiser Game Time Happy Hour with $1 Bud and Bud Light from 5:30-7 p.m. on the Overlook Deck. Live music will be performed by Timmy & Scharfe from5:30-6:25 p.m.   Friday there will be a Louisville Slugger Mini Bat giveaway to the first 1,000 children 12 & under presented by Louisville…


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LouisvilleKY’s Downs after Dark nearing an end this meet

‘DOWNS AFTER DARK’, LAST TWILIGHT THURSDAY HIGHLIGHT FINAL THREE DAYS OF CHURCHILL DOWNS’ SPRING MEET   Single 6 Jackpot Opens Week with $671,761 Carryover; Juvenile Stakes Head Racing Highlights LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Wednesday, June 29, 2016) – A festive Downs After Dark Presented by Stella Artois and Jack Daniel’s celebration on Saturday, July 2 and the season’s final TwilightThursday celebration highlight the final three days of Churchill Downs Racetrack’s Spring Meet, which will conclude its 38-day run onSaturday, July 2.             A highlight of the meet’s final days is the still-growing 20-cent minimum Single 6 Jackpot wager, which resumes in Thursday’s third race with a carryover pool of $671,761. The Single 6 requires a single…


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LouisvilleKY’s Churchill Downs celebrates July 4 with live music and racing

  Evening Will Celebrate Local Soldiers; Two Stakes Races Louisville, Ky., –  Break out your red, white and blue attire for the best party in town and celebrate July 4 weekend at “Downs After Dark” presented by Stella Artois and Jack Daniel’s. In addition to 11 thrilling night races, the evening will feature:   Dancing and live music in the Plaza by local country band Wildwood   Honor and celebrate four local soldiers with a ceremony in the G.H. Mumm Winners Circle after Race 4   Thousands of American Flags exhibited by Flags4Vets at Gate 10 World War II and present…


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Bats come for for seven game stand this week

BATS TO HOST JULY 3 FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA, PATRIOTIC HAT GIVEAWAY LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Louisville Bats will return home from a seven-game road trip in the northeast to begin a seven-game homestand on Monday, June 27. The Bats will host the Buffalo Bisons for three games and the Gwinnett Braves for four. Thursday, June 30 will be another “Budweiser Game Time Happy Hour” with $1 Bud and Bud Light from 5:30-7 p.m. on the Overlook Deck. Live music will be played by “Tony and the Tan Lines” until 6:25 p.m. Saturday, a Bats Patriotic Hat will be given away to…


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Join Me Saturday for Bike MS – Bluegrass, Bikes and Bourbon

That’s right. Yours truly is going to ride 25 miles on Saturday in this great Bike MS event. There’s still time to join me.  Bike MS: Bluegrass, Bikes & Bourbon 2016 Saturday & Sunday June 25-26 2016 7:30 am Start Time (both days) Route: 25, 50, 100 mile options Start and Finish – Louisville Water Tower The National Multiple Sclerosis Society Kentucky Southeast Indiana Chapter invites the public to “Don’t just ride, Bike MS”. Enjoy a 2 day cycling adventure with your closest friends through the rolling hills of Kentucky. Whether you’re a weekend warrior or an avid cyclist, every pedal stroke will raise…


Muhammad Ali

LouisvilleKY’s Iroquois Amphitheatre to show “Ali”

Iroquois Amphitheater to host showing of “Ali” And 4th Street Live! in downtown Louisville is showing a video tribute all week   LOUISVILLE (June 7, 2016) – Mayor Greg Fischer is inviting citizens to a free showing of the 2001 film “Ali,” starring Will Smith, at the Iroquois Amphitheater on Thursday evening, June 9. Released in 2001, “Ali” is a dramatized telling of Muhammad Ali’s early boxing career to his rise to world champion, his conversion to Islam and his refusal to the draft. The film earned two Academy Award nominations. (Note: the movie is rated R). Smith, the film’s…


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Details for Muhammad Ali’s LouisvilleKY funeral

Louisville, KY., – Muhammad Ali’s funeral will take place in his hometown of Louisville, KY on Friday, June 10th at the KFC YUM! Center. The service will be open to the public and will begin at 2:00 pm. For those unable to attend, it will be streamed live from www.alicenter.org. The event will be open to the public with limited seating. Information and details on tickets will be released as they become available. In addition to the funeral, there will be a procession throughout Louisville to allow the general public to pay their last respect to the “Greatest of All Time.”…


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LouisvilleKY honors Muhammad Ali with new website

Website brings together all things about Ali in Louisville; festival meant to inspire children LOUISVILLE, KY (June 6, 2016) – Muhammad Ali was a global icon and a true citizen of the world. But he was first and always a citizen of Louisville, where he was born and raised. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer today announced two local efforts to honor Ali’s local legacy. To aid the thousands of visitors flowing into the city this week, Louisville Metro Government has launched a special website devoted to Ali’s life in the River City. The site, alilouisville.com, includes information about Ali’s childhood, his early boxing…