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LouisvilleKY Earns Bronze Medal on Policies that Improve Residents’ Health and Quality of Life

Louisville makes progress in promoting health and quality of life, according to new CityHealth report Louisville, KY., – Louisville earned a bronze medal in an evaluation of whether its policies improve residents’ health and quality of life, according to the CityHealth initiative’s updated city ratings. CityHealth, an initiative of the de Beaumont Foundation and Kaiser Permanente, offers a close look at whether the nation’s 40 largest cities have nine key policies in place that experts say help residents lead healthier lives and make communities thrive. For each of these nine policies, CityHealth awarded each city a gold, silver, bronze, or…


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Nine Inch Nails to perform at LouisvilleKY’s Louder Than Life festival

Louder Than Life Returns This Fall With Its Biggest Event Yet Featuring Nine Inch Nails & More! Fifth Annual Festival Expands To Three Days September 28, 29 & 30, 2018 At Champions Park In Louisville, KY. Presale Tickets Are On Sale Now!   Louisville, KY., – Nine Inch Nails leads the bill for Louder Than Life’s biggest event yet. The fifth annual festival, held in Louisville, KY, expands to three days for the first time ever – September 28, 29 & 30 — at Champions Park. Look for the full lineup to be announced Monday, June 4. VIP and General…


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Triple Crown contender Justify returns to LouisvilleKY to train for third jewel

Story and photo from www.churchilldowns.com   Louisville, KY., – WinStar Farm, China Horse Club, Head of Plains Partners and Starlight Racing’s undefeated Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade I) and Preakness Stakes (GI) winner Justify returned to Churchill Downs on Sunday at 2:15 p.m. (all times Eastern) to begin training for the third jewel in racing’s Triple Crown, the June 9 Belmont Stakes (GI). “It was a very smooth trip back to Kentucky,” Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert’s assistant Jimmy Barnes said. “We had a great trip to Pimlico. We brought two horses and they both won. The only thing that wasn’t so great was the weather….


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The History of the Cigar

Now a sophisticated way of celebrating a birth, a marriage, or a successful business deal, the smoking of a cigar has come a long way since cigars were first created, over a thousand years ago. The Mayans It is believed that the ancient Mayans invented the first incarnation of the cigar by wrapping tobacco in palm or plantain leaves. The Mayan people utilised tobacco in many different ways, from brewing it in drinks, to using it for medicinal purposes. Traces of tobacco and images of people smoking cigar-like items have been discovered inside archaic vessels and on ruins, reinforcing the…


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Round1 coming to LouisvilleKY’s Jefferson Mall

Photos from Jefferson Mall’s Facebook page…   CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. and Louisville, KY., –(BUSINESS WIRE) CBL Properties (NYSE:CBL) announced the first phase of redevelopment plans at Jefferson Mall in Louisville, Kentucky. The redevelopment will deliver a new-to-market entertainment venue, Round1 Bowling & Amusement. Construction on Round1 is currently underway in the former Macy’s building with an anticipated grand opening prior to holiday 2018. “The addition of Round1 will position Jefferson Mall as a premier entertainment destination for our customers in the Louisville market and will draw visitors from the surrounding region,” said Stephen Lebovitz, president & CEO, CBL Properties. “CBL has…


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LouisvilleKY’s Truck Plant starts back up next week

DEARBORN, Mich.,  – Ford Motor Company is restarting production of the popular F-150 at Dearborn Truck Plant Friday after just over one week of downtime. The company has also successfully repaired the supply chain for Super Duty, with production targeted to restart by Monday at the Kentucky Truck Plant as well as the Kansas City Assembly Plant that also makes F-150 pickups. This follows the massive May 2 fire at the Meridian Magnesium Products facility in Eaton Rapids, Mich. “While the situation remains extremely dynamic, our teams are focused on returning our plants to full production as fast as possible,” said…


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LouisvilleKY’s Frazier History Museum offers special Cherry Ale-8-One promotion

The museum gift store will be the first place to buy new Cherry Ale-8 in Louisville WINCHESTER, Ky. –The Frazier History Museum is teaming up with historic Kentucky soda maker Ale-8-One to become the first location in Louisville where people can purchase Ale-8’s new flavor, Cherry Ale-8. The museum’s store, located on the first floor near the front entrance, will have 500 six-packs available for sale at $4 each on Friday, May 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Every customer who purchases a six-pack (limit two per customer) will receive a coupon for $2 off the price of admission to the museum,…


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LouisvilleKY’s Butchertown Art Fair Returns for 10th Year

Photos from the Butchertown Art Fair’s Facebook page…   Louisville, Kentucky – The 10th Annual Butchertown Art Fair will be held within the 800 and 900 blocks of East Washington Street, Saturday, June 2nd from 10:00am-7:00pm and Sunday, June 3rd from 11:00am-5:00pm.The event will include over 80 booth spaces including artists, craft vendors, food trucks, West Sixth Beer, Copper & Kings Brandy cocktails, as well as wine. And don’t miss the live music and street performers! Hildegard House is the nonprofit partner this year, so attendees are encouraged to bring monetary donations, gift cards to Walgreens, Costco and Kroger. Through charitable contributions the organization can continue to provide a…


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Kentucky State Fair’s in LouisvilleKY announces New Texas Roadhouse Concert Series

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Kentucky State Fair announces the lineup of the all-new Texas Roadhouse Concert Series, which runs throughout the fair, Aug. 16-26. The series features a wide range of musical artists with a different concert every night, for a total of 26 bands. This year all concerts at the Kentucky State Fair are free with paid gate admission. Louisville-based Texas Roadhouse is a new sponsor to the Kentucky State Fair. “We are proud to be the presenting sponsor for the Kentucky State Fair Concert Series. Music and the State Fair go together like fresh rolls and honey cinnamon…


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Five LouisvilleKY Programs Are Among National APR Leaders

University of Louisville’s women’s golf team has earned NCAA Public Recognition Awards eight-consecutive years, men’s basketball for six straight.   LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Five University of Louisville athletics teams are among the nation’s leaders within their sports in the most recent multiyear Academic Progress Rate (APR) data, the NCAA released on Wednesday.   UofL’s men’s and women’s basketball, women’s cross country, and men’s and women’s golf are among the top-10 percent in their respective sports in the latest APR, which measures academic eligibility, retention, and graduation for student-athletes.   It is the sixth-straight year that the Cardinals’ men’s basketball team has received…