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LouisvilleKY’s Actors Theatre announces departure of Les Waters

  Louisville, KY – Les Waters and the Board of Directors announced today that Mr. Waters will step down as Artistic Director after six seasons at the helm of the Tony Award-winning Actors Theatre of Louisville. Waters will depart in the summer of 2018, following the close of the 2017-2018 season, to pursue personal projects. Les Waters said today, “It has been a privilege to lead, along with Jennifer Bielstein and lately Kevin E. Moore, one of America’s great artistic institutions. I am deeply grateful to the Board, staff, artists, volunteers and audiences for all their support. Together we have had considerable success…


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5 Golf Tournaments You Don’t Want to Miss

With so many professional tournaments and other events taking place, there’s always a lot to look forward to when it comes to keeping up to date with the world of golf. You never have to wait too long for the right event to attend, but that might mean that you have a lot of work to do when keeping track of the events taking place. Don’t miss your favorite matches if you can help it. Read on to see five tournaments, this year and next, that you don’t want to miss. The Tour Championship You may think you’re too late…


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LouisvilleKY’s Zoo’s “World’s Largest Halloween Party” Magic Begins Oct. 5

    Meijer presents “The World’s Largest Halloween Party!” Louisville, KY.,  – It’s that time of year when the Louisville Zoo transforms into a storybook land and a photo opportunity is waiting around every corner during the Zoo’s “World’s Largest Halloween Party!” presented by Meijer. This year the Zoo celebrates its 36th year of the popular party on October 5–8, 12–15, 19–22, & 26–29, 2017  Tickets are now on sale. Children can dress up in their wildest costumes and set off on a magical journey through the Zoo. The Party features costumed characters for guests to meet and greet in fanciful,…


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LouisvilleKY’s strong economy, sound management leads to positive credit ratings from ‘Big 3’ agencies

Louisville, KY., – Three nationally recognized credit rating services are citing Louisville Metro’s strong economy, sound management, and budgetary flexibility as the basis for again granting positive bond ratings. The new acknowledgments from “The Big Three” credit agencies — Fitch Ratings, Inc., Moody’s Investors Service, and Standard & Poor’s — strengthen Metro’s position to invest in the city. The investments complement the $11 billion in capital investments since 2014 from other sectors to further grow the local economy. “We’re seeing economic momentum that’s unprecedented in Louisville’s modern history, fueled by public and private investments in every corner of the city,…


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University of Louisville names Vincent Tyra Acting Director of Athletics

Vince Tyra currently serves as an operating partner for Southfield Capital. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville on Tuesday named Vincent Tyra as acting director of athletics effective immediately. UofL Interim President Dr. Greg Postel announced Tyra’s appointment at a press conference. “Vince Tyra is an exceptional leader who will provide stability to our athletics department,” Postel said. “His success in business, his athletic background and his close ties to the university and the athletics department will be important to the continuing success of our program.” Tyra currently serves as an operating partner for Southfield Capital, a position he has…


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LouisvilleKY’s Zoo’s “Not-So Itsy Bitsy” Spider House is now open

  Louisville, Ky.,- After celebrating the summer with butterflies, the Louisville Zoo kicks off the Halloween season with the “Not-So Itsy Bitsy” Spider House in the same space as Butterflies n’ Blooms, weather permitting, now through Oct. 31 with support from Orkin.   Guests can stroll alongside the spiders and their intricate webs in the 1,000 sq. ft. walk-through spider house.   The “Not-So Itsy Bitsy” Spider House is free with Zoo admission and is open Monday through Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Zoo closes early on nights of “The World’s Largest Halloween Party!”). The spider house will…


Kentucky Derby Festival Tour de LOU 2017

Registration now open for LouisvilleKY’s KDF 2018 Cycling Event

  Louisville, KY. – Registration for the Kentucky Derby Festival’s annual cycling event is officially open! The PNC Tour de Lou is set for Sunday, April 29, 2018. This will be the fifth year for the cycling event, which features three different distances.   “The PNC Tour de Lou attracts cyclists from around the country each year and continues to grow,” said Mike Berry, KDF President & CEO. “With different distances, riders at all levels can participate and enjoy a unique tour of our city on wheels.”   KDF is partnering with Louisville Bicycle Club to produce the 2018 PNC Tour…


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University of Louisville’s Pitino, Jurich suspended from program

By Jackie Hollenkamp Bentley Louisville, Ky., – It looks like University of Louisville Athletic Director Tom Jurich and Men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino are on an extended vacation, albeit involuntarily. According to news reports blanketing television, radio and social media, the two have been suspended “effective immediately”. This comes one day after UofL was notified that it’s is under federal investigation. News reports say the basketball program is under FBI investigation for fraud involving Adidas. According to a UofL press release, university president Dr. Greg Postel informed the men of their suspension following allegations that “a men’s basketball coach participated…


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One man’s look at LouisvilleKY’s First Bourbon and Beyond Festival

By Jackie Hollenkamp Bentley Louisville, Ky., – I, personally, did not go to Bourbon & Beyond, but my husband, Eric Bentley did on Sunday. “This is what the Kentucky State Fair should be.” Needless to say, he had a good time. From Stevie Nicks to Jack Bauer, I mean, Keifer Sutherland, to Joe Bonamassa to many other top notch performers that performed Saturday and Sunday, thousands of people piled into Louisville Champions Park. Even Mayor Greg Fischer is gushing about the weekend’s success on Facebook. “Thanks, Wimmer Presents for an excellent inaugural Bourbon and Beyond. One. Amazing. Weekend.”   Here…


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Mayor announces $200 million development in LouisvilleKY’s Butchertown, anchored by soccer stadium

Louisville, KY., – Mayor Greg Fischer today announced a $200 million economic development plan for about 35 underused acres in Butchertown that will be anchored by a 10,000-seat, 15-acre soccer stadium, allowing Louisville to compete for an MLS franchise. “This is an exciting, worthwhile project that takes an underused, very visible swath of land and creates a vibrant new stadium district that builds on the momentum downtown, in Nulu and Butchertown,” the Mayor said. “This is a smart opportunity, and when smart opportunities to move our city forward come up, we’re going to grab them.” (Listen to Mayor Greg Fischer…