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ACC Matchups Complete LouisvilleKY’s Cardinals’ 2018-19 Men’s Basketball Schedule

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — All 18 of the University of Louisville’s Atlantic Coast Conference men’s basketball games will be televised by national or regional networks as noted in the announcement of the conference schedule last week. Seven ACC teams are among ESPN’s early top 25 rankings.  Overall, the Cardinals will play as many as a dozen games against teams ranked in ESPN’s early top 25 ranking, including four of the top five and seven of the top nine.  Louisville opponents listed among those ESPN rankings include No. 1 Kentucky, No. 2 Kansas (a possible opponent in the NIT Season Tip-Off), No….


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LouisvilleKY horse racing underway for a short time

Louisville, KY., – Horse racing is now underway at  Churchill Downs  for its sixth September Meet for an action-packed 11-date run through Sunday, Sept. 30. This year’s three-week, boutique race meeting, presented by Commonwealth Technology, will feature record purse levels. Horsemen can compete for $5.275 million in prize money offered in Director of Racing Ben Huffman’s 109-race September Meet condition book, which averages to $479,545 per day. Last year, an unprecedented $4.692 million was paid to horsemen for a daily average of $427,000, which was up 12% from the prior year. Inaugurated in 2013 by request from Kentucky horsemen, the three-week September…


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LouisvilleKY’s Men’s Basketball Scrimmage Tickets on Sale Sept. 18

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville men’s basketball team will compete in a public Red-White intrasquad scrimmage in the KFC Yum! Center on Oct. 21 at 2 p.m. Tickets, priced at $10 each, will go on sale on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at the UofL Ticket Office, located near Gate 2 of Cardinal Stadium at 2800 South Floyd Street. The ticket office is open weekdays from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.  Tickets will also be on sale at that location three hours before kickoff at the Cardinals’ Sept. 29 and Oct. 5 home football games. Tickets may also be purchased…


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LouisvilleKy’s Government website tops national award for digital excellence

LouisvilleKY., – The Center for Digital Government released its national rankings today for city government websites, placing Louisvilleky.gov first in the Center’s Government Experience Awards. The awards “recognize the achievements and best practices of states, cities and counties that have gone to the web and beyond to radically improve the experience of government and push the boundaries of how citizen services are delivered,” according to the center. “State and local governments are responding to citizen wants and needs with increasingly sophisticated online experiences,” said Dustin Haisler, chief innovation officer for the Center for Digital Government. “This year’s Government Experience Awards winners have well-designed websites…


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Kentucky Comes Together in LouisvilleKY to Walk4Hearing

LouisvilleKY., – -(BUSINESS WIRE)-The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) invites you to join us on October 13 for the 2018 Kentucky Walk4Hearing. Now in its second year, the Kentucky Walk4Hearing brings together people with hearing loss and their families and friends to raise awareness and support others with hearing loss. The theme for this year’s Walk4Hearing is the importance of getting your hearing screened. Untreated hearing loss affects overall health in negative ways. People with hearing loss face an increased risk of falls, isolation, anxiety, depression, and possibly even cognitive decline. Let us know that you are taking charge of your hearing health…


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LouisvilleKY-Based ResCare Is Now BrightSpring Health Services

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ResCare, one of the nation’s largest home and community-based health services providers to complex populations, announced it has a new name. BrightSpring Health Services is the new name for Kentucky-based ResCare, the parent company of a family of brands and services that provides both clinical and nonclinical habilitative care services for people of all ages and health and skill levels, across home and community settings. As care preferences and health care needs are changing, BrightSpring’s new name reflects a repositioning based on the company’s evolution strategy that began nearly two years ago to successfully meet the multifaceted and…


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Next LouisvilleKY Waterfront Wednesday to feature Love Jones and more

Louisville, KY., – Louisville’s favorite concert series continues Wednesday, September 26, 2018. The WFPK Waterfront Wednesday® Concert Series is a monthly free concert on the Big Four Lawn in Louisville Waterfront Park, located next to the Big Four® Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge. This concert will feature CAR SEAT HEADREST, THE ARTISANALS and LOVE JONES. It’s sponsored by Goose Island Brewing Company, Republic Bank, Passport Health Plan, Toyota Dealerships of Kentuckiana, and Friends of the Waterfront. Additional support is provided by Quest Outdoors. Car Seat Headrest’s “Will Toledo reaffirms that he is ahead of the pack as an imaginative singer-songwriter, capable of crafting dynamic indie rock.” — Jeremy…


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LouisvilleKY’s Family Kite Festival set for its second year of high-flying fun

Story from LousivilleKY.gov… Louisville, KY. – The second-annual “Family Kite Festival” will take place on the grounds of the historic Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing on Sept. 16, 2018. Admission to the Kite Festival is free, although concessions will be offered for sale. The first 300 children in attendance at the festival will receive a free kite. Activities include performances from the Chicago Kite Team and Pigs Aloft Stationary Kites; stilt walkers; bubble making, kite making, jugglers, children’s games and complimentary tours (donations accepted) of the Farnsley-Moremen House. The LMPD display helicopter will also be at the festival for kids to enjoy. “The…


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LouisvilleKY Walgreens stores to house Norton Healthcare clinics

Story from Norton Healthcare’s website… DEERFIELD, Ill. & LOUISVILLE, Ky.  – Walgreens and Norton Healthcare announced that the not-for-profit healthcare organization will operate and provide all clinical services at eight retail health clinics located within Walgreens stores across the Greater Louisville area, including three in Southern Indiana and five in Louisville. The eight existing Healthcare Clinics are planned to transition to Norton Healthcare in early 2019, at which time they will become an extension of Norton Healthcare. Walgreens will continue to manage these clinics until that time.  The sites will be named Norton Prompt Care at Walgreens. “Norton Prompt Care at…


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Two iconic LouisvilleKY attractions named Best of the Best

Group tour industry publication Destinations magazine honors local venues     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The American Bus Association’s (ABA) Destinations magazine has chosen both the Historic Brown Hotel and Evan Williams Bourbon Experience as a “Best of the Best Travel Supplier in 2018.”  The Brown Hotel and Evan Williams are two of 57 winners that make up top hotels, theatres, museums, festivals, shopping experiences, and more across North America.   The Brown Hotel was named a winner in the Lodging: Places So Nice You’ll Want to Move In category.  This historic, luxury four-star hotel, home of the famous “Hot Brown” sandwich, welcomes group tours with Louisville’s signature southern…