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Kentucky Derby Festival to roll out first ever race medal series for LouisvilleKY races

Louisville, KY.   – After crossing the finish line, it’s all about the bling for runners. Starting in 2019, the Derby Festival is taking their race hardware to a new level by launching a four-year medal series for runners participating in the miniMarathon and Marathon Presented by Humana. The finisher medals from 2019 thru 2022 will each feature a different landmark or icon symbolic of Louisville and the Festival’s road races. Runners are being asked to help choose what will be featured on the medals.   “Louisville has so many different icons and landmarks, we want to know which ones are special to…


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LIBA Builds the Buy Local Movement with LouisvilleKY’s First Ever Member Summit 

Louisville, KY  – The Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) will host its first ever LIBA Member Summit on Wednesday, November 14th from 11:00am-5:00pm at The Blankenbaker, 2713 Blankerbaker Road. LIBA is made up of over 900 members, and the summit is designed to connect them in a deeper way than a simple networking event. Ranging from basic business practices to a rousing game of “Family Feud, LIBA Style”, the Summit will allow attendees to create community while building their business. “Our members always amaze me with their willingness to be helpful to their fellow independent businesses. This Summit gives everyone a chance to…


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Building playoff momentum nothing new for LouisvilleKY’s soccer club

Story from Louisville City FC’s website… Louisville, KY., – Just one week removed from a 1-0 win over Indy Eleven, Louisville City FC began their playoff run by facing the same opposition in similar circumstances but with a much different outcome. A brace from midfielder Niall McCabe and additional goals by forwards Ilija Ilic and Cameron Lancaster saw City down the “Boys in Blue” by a 4-1 scoreline to kick off their title defense. The biggest difference? Execution, said coach John Hackworth. “We tried to change some things up, but what we felt like we could do all week long…


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LouisvilleKY to Host a Variety of Fan Events leading up to Breeders’ Cup

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The excitement around Breeders’ Cup spans an entire week in a city known for horse racing and home of the iconic Churchill Downs. A variety of events, including Equestricon, Topgolf Crush and the Breeders’ Cup Festival kicks off Sunday, October 28, culminating with the 35th Annual Breeders’ Cup at Churchill Downs November 2-3.   Equestricon, a two-day event which is part fan fest, conference and equestrian industry trade show all in one, starts the week off at the newly-renovated Kentucky International Convention Center. Fans will have unprecedented access to racing’s stars with expected appearances from the sport’s top jockeys,…


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Beatles Festival Commits to Five More Fab Years in Jeffersonville

Louisville, KY (October 25, 2018) – Organizers of Abbey Road on the River, the City of Jeffersonville, and Southern Indiana Tourism announced today that the world’s largest Beatles-inspired music festival will extend its commitment to Jeffersonville and the Big Four Station Park for five more years. After three years in Cleveland and twelve exceptional years in Louisville, the event moved to Jeffersonville in 2017 with a 3 year commitment. The extension will allow the festival to remain in Jeffersonville through 2024, which will mark its 20th anniversary in Kentuckiana. Southern Indiana Tourism is releasing new data that indicates the festival generates an…


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LouisvilleKY Hosts Show for Horse Racing Enthusiasts

Equestricon Fans Get Unprecedented Industry Access LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Breeders’ Cup Festival, consisting of a week-long celebration October 28-November 10 celebrating the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, is racing into Louisville with a prominent anchor event.   In its second year is Equestricon, which kicks off the Festival on Oct. 29 at the newly-renovated Kentucky International Convention Center. This two-day conclave is a premiere horse racing lifestyle event designed to celebrate the sport of racing with its fans. It’s an international horse racing convention, fan festival and trade show all rolled into one.   Fans will have unprecedented access to racing’s stars with expected appearances…


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Thousands of students, teachers, government officials and more to attend LouisvilleKY’s summit on opioid awareness

Mayor Fischer, Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation, DEA 360, Jefferson County Public Schools present event promoting healthy choices and a drug-free lifestyle LOUISVILLE (OCT. 23, 2018) – Mayor Greg Fischer and Dr. Marty Pollio, superintendent of Jefferson County Public Schools, are joining The Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation and the DEA 360 Campaign to host the first Louisville Youth Summit on Opioid Awareness on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at Freedom Hall. Public health officials refer to the opioid drug epidemic as the worst drug crisis in American history, and Kentucky is among the hardest hit states in the nation. According to the CDC, opioids claimed the lives of 1,404 people in…


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New initiative aims to give LouisvilleKY low-income children better chance at academic success

PNC Foundation, NCFL, Metro United Way, Louisville Metro invest to serve thousands of families Louisville, KY., – Half of Jefferson County children lack the basic skills and knowledge to begin kindergarten. The PNC Foundation, National Center for Families Learning (NCFL), Metro United Way’s Ready for K Alliance and Louisville Metro announced a more than $250,000 collaboration to support Say & Play with Words, a new pre-Kindergarten vocabulary-building initiative. Say & Play with Words will target at-risk children in Louisville neighborhoods, with a goal of shrinking the word gap and increasing kindergarten readiness. “Words unlock success for children,” said Chuck Denny,…


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LouisvilleKY Leave drop off begins Nov. 6

Louisville, KY., – Louisville Metro residents not mulching autumn leaves into their lawns or using curbside collection will have the option to dispose of them at one of three drop-off sites beginning November 6. Metro Public Works is offering a free leaf drop-off service November 6 through December 1. Drop-off will not be available on November 22 and 23 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Only loose leaves will be accepted. Containers used to bring leaves to the drop-off sites must be disposed of off-site by residents. Leaf drop off sites: Public Works Yard 10500 Lower River Road (enter from Bethany Lane)…


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LouisvilleKY group releases video About Childhood Anxiety

Louisville, KY – Karen Lawrence, the Founder of Camp Hi-Ho, is the featured spokesperson in the first celebrity educational video launched by local non-profit Operation Parent. The 6-minute video focuses on childhood anxiety and informs parents about possible causes and warning signs, as well as positive coping mechanisms and ways to help their child. The video is now accessible at www.operationparent.org/oldham-county/. The video is part of a series in a new program Operation Parent launched last month called the “21stCentury Prevention Project,” which is based on empowering parents and encouraging them to set boundaries and talk early and often with their children about…