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Is there KDF fanatic in LouisvilleKY? KDF and Kentucky Lottery are looking for one

    February 13, 2017. Louisville, KY.  – The Kentucky Derby Festival and Kentucky Lottery are joining forces to find the 2017 Festival Fanatic! One lucky winner, as part of a second-chance promotion, will have the opportunity to claim a prize package that includes nine individual Festival experiences ranging from being the Thundernator for Thunder Over Louisville to seats on Millionaire’s Row at Churchill Downs. Plus, as part of the celebration of the Bluegrass State’s 225th anniversary, the winner receives an overnight stay at a Kentucky State Park Resort of their choice and a golf package.   “The Festival Fanatic…


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: A Sweet Artistic Treat For Your Sweetie

Perhaps the best, and surely the sweetest, treat of the week was last night’s reception at Cellar Door Chocolates. Two of the loveliest Rusty Satellite alumni have teamed up to offer Barnhart Bars, a series of chocolate bars packaged with artistic, romantic images of women. Erika Chavez-Graziano, the entrepreneur behind Cellar Door, and Jeaneen Barnhart, the local artist known for beautiful images of horses and women, debuted the Barnhart Bars at Cellar Door’s 4th Street location Thursday to an approving, capacity crowd. Chavez-Graziano described the care that has gone into creating the new product. The bars sell for $12. “We…


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Louisville’s Donovan Mitchell Among Top Candidates for Naismith Trophy

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville guard Donovan Mitchell is among the Top 30 players in consideration for the 2017 James. A. Naismith Trophy, presented to the nation’s most outstanding men’s college basketball player, in the list announced today.   Presented by the Atlanta Tipoff Club, Mitchell is among a nation-best seven ACC players on the list.  The 10 semifinalists for the national award will be announced March 1.   The Cardinals’ top scorer (15.0 ppg) in a balanced lineup, Mitchell is currently eighth in Ken Pomeroy’s national player of the year ratings.  He leads the ACC and…


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LouisvilleKY’s zoo celebrates financial boost

  Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Zoo is celebrating the completion of its Leadership Capital Campaign. Today, Mayor Fischer, Louisville Zoo Board president Darryl Metzger and Zoo Director John Walczak announced the final major gift to the campaign. Thanks to a $1 million gift from The John H. Schnatter Family Foundation, the Leadership Campaign exceeded its goal of $10.4 million for a final raised amount of $11.44 million. In recognition of the Schnatter Family’s gift, the Zoo also announced today the naming of the John H. Schnatter Family Foundation Plaza at Leopard Leap. This area will be an inviting space, welcoming…


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Fundraising Efforts Accelerate LouisvilleKY Football Expansion Projects

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville’s Cardinal Athletic Fund (CAF) has accelerated the completion of a $63-million project for Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium and the Howard Schnellenberger Complex. With the aid of the football team’s successful 2016 season that saw the school’s highest finish in the Atlantic Coast Conference, a trip to the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl, a top-20 ranking, and its first Heisman Trophy winner, the Louisville Athletics department has realized overwhelming fundraising success. Originally scheduled for completion for the 2019 football season, the new expansion will be ready for opening in 2018. The expedited schedule is…


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Be A Romance Hero, Make a Valentine’s Reservation

This post originally appeared at EatDrinkTalk.net, where you can find lots of other great ideas for going out.  The business of serving the romantics among us makes for a pretty big day for our friends at local restaurants, and creating the cocktails, course and wine pairings is a good excuse for chefs and operators to get creative. Whether you’re into the spirit of Valentine’s Day or not, it is an expectation that you will come up with something to show your sweetie she’s special. You’re all in the same boat, and getting a good table, and having a good idea, is what will…


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LouisvilleKy Master Distiller gives OK for new Michter’s release

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Michter’s Master Distiller Pamela Heilmann has approved the 2017 release of Michter’s 10 Year Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Rye. It will go on sale in March. This special release marks the first one by Heilmann, who in 2016 became the first woman since Prohibition to serve as Master Distiller at a Kentucky Distillers’ Association distillery. “At Michter’s, the Master Distiller assumes the ‘Dr. No’ position with its responsibility to decide if a whiskey should or should not be released,” said Michter’s President Joseph J. Magliocco. “Pam is a great distiller with tremendous whiskey knowledge….


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Mayor Fischer breaks ground on LouisvilleKY’s Jacob School redevelopment

Louisville, KY., – Mayor Fischer joined Councilwoman Marianne Butler to break ground on Bywater Development Group’s rehabilitation of the former Jacob School buildings in south Louisville. The comprehensive, historic redevelopment will create 58 affordable senior apartments. The two historic school buildings will be completely rehabbed, producing high-quality, energy-efficient apartments as well as the creation of common areas, activity spaces, a library/computer lab and other program areas. “The seniors living in these units will not only have a safe, affordable place to live but the community will also be glad to know that these historic buildings will be put back to…


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Dalai Lama visit to LouisvilleKY is postponed

Festival of Faiths 2017 will keep its April schedule Louisville, KY., – Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that His Holiness the Dalai Lama has had to postpone his planned visit to Louisville on April 23-24. Penpa Tsering, His Holiness’ representative for North America, said the Dalai Lama has been asked to scale back his extensive travel schedule for the next few months to rest and revitalize. “We express our deepest apologies for this inconvenience,” Penpa Tsering said, adding, “We deeply value our relationship with the Compassionate City of Louisville and look forward to a return visit.” Mayor Fischer said, “We are saddened that His Holiness is unable to make the trip, but we remain heartened…


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Lady Gaga is coming to LouisvilleKY

From KFC Yum! Center’s website… Louisville, KY – One day after her Super Bowl performance, Grammy and Golden Globe winner and Academy Award-nominated Lady Gaga announced she will be traveling the globe with the ‎Joanne World Tour. She’ll land in Louisville Nov. 13, 2017 at 7:30 at the KFC Yum! Center. Tickets go on sale Feb. 20, 2017 at 10 a.m. Prices range between $48 and $256. Lady Gaga is a one-of-a kind artist and performer. She has amassed an outstanding 30 million global album sales and 150 million single sales, making her one of the best-selling musicians of all time….