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Best-Selling Author Liz Curtis Higgs to Speak at LouisvilleKY’s Christian Academy Gala on February 23

  Louisville, KY – The Christian Academy School System, which provides a traditional education in a Christ-centered environment to more than 3,000 students on four campuses, will host its annual fundraiser on Friday, February 23 at 6:30pm. The 2018 Christian Academy Gala will be held at the Louisville Marriott Downtown, located at 280 West Jefferson Street, and will be emceed by WDRB-TV Anchor Elizabeth Woolsey. Best-selling author Liz Curtis Higgs will be the featured speaker at the event, which will include a VIP reception and book signing at 5:30pm, a silent auction emceed by Kelly K of the WDJX Ben Davis and Kelly K Morning Show beginning at 6:30pm, a…


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LouisvilleKY’s Parks and Recreation takes over operation of Quail Chase Golf Club

Photos from Quail Golf Club’s Facebook page… Louisville, KY., – Louisville Parks and Recreation has assumed responsibility for the operation of Quail Chase Golf Club, a 27-hole championship-level course located on the Jefferson/Bullitt county line 20 minutes south of downtown Louisville. The addition brings a marquee golf destination to Parks and Recreation’s portfolio of courses, including nine municipally run tracks located within the Louisville Metro area. Metro acquired the facility and improvements Feb. 1 from Golf Development Company Inc. for $850,000. Through the agreement, Golf Development Inc. will make an annual $25,000 donation to the First Tee of Louisville for…


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Ten LouisvilleKY Metro Council members File Resolution to Support Medical Cannabis Legalization in Kentucky

Louisville – Ten Metro Councilmembers have signed on as co-sponsors of a resolution urging the Kentucky General Assembly to enact legislation that would legalize medical cannabis in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, primary sponsor Bill Hollander (D-9) reported today. “Medical cannabis can help many of our constituents,” Hollander said. “I am pleased that so many of my colleagues agree that we should ask the Kentucky General Assembly to take action to help them,” said Hollander. Many medical professionals believe that medical cannabis is an effective treatment for chronic pain and post-traumatic stress disorder suffered by military veterans, and it is legally…


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LouisvilleKY’s Forecastle Festival sets daily lineups for July

General Admission, Yacht Club and VIP single day tickets on sale Thursday, February 8 at 10 a.m. ET via ForecastleFest.com LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Forecastle Festival, led by Chris Stapleton, Arcade Fire and Modest Mouse, will offer General Admission, Yacht Club and VIP single day tickets beginning Thursday, February 8 at 10 a.m. ET. The three-day music celebration, embarking on its 16th year at sea, will take place July 13-15, 2018 at the award-winning Waterfront Park, a sweeping green space on the banks of the Ohio River framed by the skyline of downtown Louisville, Ky. A limited number of single day General Admission tickets will be available starting at only $69.50 plus fees….


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New non-stop flight out of LouisvilleKY speeds shipments from U.S. to the Middle East

Recently deployed Boeing 747-8F improves time-in-transit by one day to key destinations in Middle East, a gateway to Africa & the Indian subcontinent Announcement follows news of UPS’s role as official logistics provider for Expo 2020 Dubai New flight enables greater capacity on the current Canada and U.S. to Middle East lane LOUISVILLE, KY and DUBAI, UAE, Feb. 5, 2018 /CNW/ – UPS (NYSE:UPS) is launching a daily non-stop flight from its Worldport®global air hub in Louisville, KY., to Dubai, UAE, improving time-in-transit from North and South America to key destinations in the Middle East by a full business day. The flight, operated with one of UPS’s new 747-8F freighters, is part of the build out of UPS’s smart…


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Kentucky Derby Festival reveals LouisvilleKY’s famous pin design for 2018

Louisville, KY – A sign that spring is around the corner, as the Derby Festival releases the design for the 46th edition of their Pegasus Pin. The 2018 design is inspired by the Festival’s Official Poster image. The plastic pin features the Pegasus from the poster in a color combination of purple along with white, green and gold foil. 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. “You can’t lose with the purchase of a Pegasus Pin,” said Mike Berry,…


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Beloved LouisvilleKY Bar Set to Reopen

  Joe’s Older Than Dirt will make triumphant return LYNDON, Ky.  —  A Louisville institution and its iconic moose mascot are making a comeback. Former general manager of Joe’s Older than Dirt, Cres Bride and Olé Restaurant Group announced today they are partnering to reopen the bar at its previous location at 8131 New LaGrange Rd. in Lyndon. Bride, who also owns and manages, R Place Pub, will run day-to-day operations, while Olé Restaurant Group, comprised of Mussel & Burger Bar, Artesano Vino Tapas Y Mas, Guaca Mole Cocina Mexicana, Mercato Italiano and El Taco Luchador, is developing an affordable food menu….


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LouisvilleKY Legislators & Chamber Leaders Rally Around Expanded Gaming Legislation

(Frankfort, KY)- Speaking with bipartisan support on Thursday afternoon at the Capitol, Greater Louisville Inc. in partnership with the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, once again urged support for an amendment to the Kentucky Constitution that would allow for expanded gaming. “The numbers are on the side of expanded gaming with the creation of thousands of new jobs and anywhere from $250 Million to $1 Billion in the first year of gross gaming revenue alone,” Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, Chief Operating Officer of Greater Louisville Inc., said. “The question is no longer why should we do this, but why aren’t we already doing it? …


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Five to Enter LouisvilleKY’s Athletics Hall of Fame

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Five outstanding individuals will be inducted into the University of Louisville Athletics Hall of Fame on Friday, Feb. 2, in the Brown & Williamson Club of Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. The impressive list consists of Keola Calderon, a member of the Cardinals’ initial softball class who was honored on the Conference USA All-Decade team; Sharon Bellamy Richardson, UofL’s ninth-leading career scorer who helped the Cardinals’ women’s basketball team reach three NCAA Tournament appearances; Adrian Cann, an All-America soccer defender who was twice named Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year; Reece Gaines, an All-American men’s basketball player for the Cardinals who…


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Coalition for the Homeless Receives Funding to Launch pilot Project for LouisvilleKY’s Homeless Youth

Innovative program fills the gap for short-term, stable housing for our city’s youth Louisville, KY  – Thanks to several recent grants, Louisville is one step closer to ending homelessness among young adults in our community. The Coalition for the Homeless has received funding in the amount of $20,000 from [give] 502 (a component fund of the Community Foundation of Louisville), $13,500 from the Gheens Foundation (part of an overall $30,000 grant), and $20,000 from the Community Foundation of Louisville to launch a Host Homes Pilot Project, which invites local families to open their homes to provide safe, temporary housing for young adults…