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Here’s the Details on the Metro Council’s Budget Approvals, and Cuts

Metro Council Approves the FY 2019-2020 Operating and Capital Budgets Louisville – By a vote of 24 to 1, the Louisville Metro Council has approved the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Operating Budget for Metro Government. In a unanimous vote, the Council has approved the 2019-2020 Fiscal Year Capital Budget for Metro Government. “Our task was to appropriate available funds in a way which would best serve the public, agree on a budget which would draw the most support on the Council and be signed by the Mayor. The job was much more difficult this year because of our dramatically higher pension…


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A Taste for Life with Chris Williams; Turner Wathen Releases a New Rum

On Saturday, an all-star lineup of local chefs will come together to remember the brilliance of Anthony Bourdain. It’s happening at Four Pegs, and it’s happening because of a Facebook thread started by Chris Williams. Money raised, you can get in for $35, will go to charities involved in mental health. Williams, who took the operation of Four Pegs in Germantown in March, is bringing his reputation as a barbecue master to the place, with an upgraded menu that this week features a wild boar hot dog. Listen in for Chris’s fascinating story. After the interview, he told me a…


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LouisvilleKY’s Churchill Downs Spring Meet Set to Close With a Bang

Story by Kevin Kerstein, Churchill Down Communications, at ChurchillDowns.com Louisville, KY., – The 38-day Spring Meet at Churchill Downs is set to close this week with a stellar eight-race program for Twilight Thursday presented by Blue Moon, a special 11-race program on Friday and a 12-race extravaganza on closing day Saturday, including a trio of stakes events. “We’ve been so appreciative for all of our owners, trainers and handicappers for supporting this year’s Spring Meet,” said Ben Huffman, Churchill Downs’ Vice President of Racing. “With the boosted purse structure from Derby City Gaming, the support for our racing has been stronger than ever. We…


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LouisvilleKY’s College World Series Run Ends with 3-2 Loss to Vanderbilt

Story and photos from GoCards.com OMAHA, Neb. – The 2019 season came to a close for the Louisville baseball team on Friday night with a 3-2 loss to Vanderbilt in the NCAA College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha. The Cardinals finish the year with a 51-18 overall record, tied for the second-most victories in program history. UofL made its deepest run into the postseason in program history, winning a pair of games in Omaha and finishing as one of the last four teams in the country remaining. “I think your hope as a coach is that the kids buy…


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LouisvilleKY Parks and Recreation to host two-day “Pick Up The Parks” event

Louisville, KY., – Every year, Independence Day brings hundreds of visitors to the parks – and with that heavy traffic comes a lot of extra litter. On July 5-6, Louisville Parks and Recreation will host the first-ever “Pick-up the Parks” Days. The event will function as a do-it yourself volunteer project for individuals, families, neighborhood groups and organizations. Louisville Parks and Recreation encourages anyone and everyone to stop by their neighborhood park or one of the suggested parks to check for litter. Any litter collected can be left in a tied off bag next to any trashcan in the park….


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LouisvilleKY’s Clear/Cut Phocus launches nationally

The Category Leader in Premium Caffeinated Sparkling Water is Now Available at CVS Locations Nationwide as Part of the Pharmacy Retailer’s Better-For-You Food and Beverage Initiative LOUISVILLE, Ky., /PRNewswire/ — Clear/Cut Phocus™ (Phocus), a first-of-its-kind premium sparkling water containing natural caffeine and L-theanine, is now available at over 800 CVS locations nationwide. CVS has brought on Phocus as part of the pharmacy chain’s better-for-you-beverage program, a commitment to promoting the personal wellness of its customers by providing healthier beverage options on its shelves. “CVS is dedicated to expanding its selection of premium, healthy food and beverage offerings, and we’re excited to be…


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Saving money with home warranty services – True or False?

It’s the financial sucker punch that lifelong renters turned homeowners never see coming – maintenance. Especially in preowned homes, these expenses can empty your checking account in a flash. Don’t believe us? Just look at what re-wiring your house can cost you. If you buy a 40-year old home, your wiring could fail in 30 years or less. It all depends on whether the builder installed it correctly – if not, it could experience a short sooner than expected. If you need to re-wire your entire house, it could be a $3,500 bill for a smaller home. If you bought…


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Smash Lab Louisville Aims to Help the Area’s Angry Blow Off Steam

Smash Lab Louisville is a “rage room” offering a new kind of entertainment that allows visitors to let out their frustration. Smash Lab Louisville has opened, becoming the first “rage room” in east Louisville. Smash Lab offers the visitors the chance to destroy and demolish a wide variety of objects large and small. Located right off Bluegrass Parkway, individuals, groups and even companies are welcome to join in the smashing fun.  ‘Rage rooms’ have been sweeping the country, and Smash Lab offers the same experience for those seeking out a safe way to smash something to smithereens. Smash Lab keeps…


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KHRC Unanimously Approves Simulcast Wagering for New Downtown LouisvilleKY Private Club

LOUISVILLE, KY.  – The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) unanimously approved a Churchill Downs Racetrack request to lease and operate a “racetrack extension” at the new Louisville Thoroughbred Society, a private membership club that is scheduled to open in downtown Louisville later this year. Churchill Downs Racetrack and the Louisville Thoroughbred Society, which is under construction at 209 East Main Street in downtown Louisville, have entered into a lease agreement to allow simulcasting and pari-mutuel wagering at the private membership club. The Louisville Thoroughbred Society, which is dedicated to promoting and enhancing the horse racing industry in Kentucky, was founded by Gene McLean along with Mike Schnell and…


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Kentucky Derby Festival names new chair

Louisville, KY.   – Horseshoe Southern Indiana’s Judy Genovese Hess will chair the 2020 Kentucky Derby Festival. Hess, who’s served on the Festival’s board for 20 years, was elected by the Festival’s Board of Directors at its annual meeting last night. Hess is Community Relations Coordinator for Horseshoe Southern Indiana. She follows the leadership of Marita Willis, who will continue serving as Immediate Past Chair of the Derby Festival. “It’s truly an honor to be Chair of the Kentucky Derby Festival, an internationally recognized organization known for bringing joy, fun and entertainment to thousands of people every spring,” said Hess. “The dedication of our…