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The 5 Best Sports Venues in the US

Sports fans can take their pick from iconic venues up and down the United States. Whether you love baseball, basketball, boxing or golf, there is always an exciting sporting event taking place in every state. If you want to add the best stadiums, courses, and parks onto your travel bucket list, look no further than the following five best sports venues in the US.   Fenway Park, Boston   Few stadiums are more iconic than the historic Fenway Park, which dates back to 1912 and is the oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball. It is, therefore, a must-visit for baseball…


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LouisvilleKY offering free radon test kits

  Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness is offering free radon test kits while the supply lasts. You can request a kit by visitng this link or by calling 574-6650. Radon is a gas that you cannot smell, taste or see. It forms naturally when uranium, radium and thorium break down in rocks, soil and groundwater. People can be exposed to radon primarily from breathing radon in air that comes in through cracks and gaps in homes and other buildings. Radon can cause lung cancer through prolonged exposure. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in…


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LouisvilleKY focuses on service and visitor experience, Winter/Spring tourism certification classes schedule released

 LOUISVILLE, Ky. – With the re-opening of the downtown convention center, additional hotel room inventory- including 600 rooms from the new Louisville Omni- and well as additional urban distilleries open in the Bourbon District, the tourism industry is welcoming a growing number of annual visitors to Louisville in 2019 and beyond. In a regional collaboration with the Southern Indiana Convention and Tourism Bureau, Louisville Tourism continues its involvement in the nationally-recognized Certified Tourism Ambassador™ (CTA) Network and announces the winter/spring schedule of classes.   The Louisville Tourism Ambassador Program trains applicants using Louisville-specific curriculum, a half-day training session, and an open-book exam…


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Prices go up Friday for LousivilleKY’s famous road race

Louisville, KY. – Now’s the time to sign up for the 2019 Humana Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon and Marathon. Registration prices increase this Friday, February 1st. Runners and walkers waiting to sign up will want to register soon to save money and guarantee their spot in Kentucky’s largest road race. Current registration prices are $80 for the miniMarathon and $90 for the Marathon. Registration is open online at DerbyFestivalMarathon.com. (Participants not registered yet can use the code WHYWAIT19 until midnight January 31st for a special registration discount.)   There’s also a Relay option this year with shorter distances for those who don’t want…


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American Red Cross in LouisvilleKY and more suffer blood and platelet shortage

Story from redcross.org… Louisville, KY., – Severe winter weather across the U.S. coupled with an influenza outbreak impacting 36 states, has caused the American Red Cross to reissue their emergency plea for blood and platelet donations. During the month of January, snow, ice and cold temperatures has caused the Red Cross to collect more than 14,000 fewer donations—resulting in Red Cross blood donations being distributed to hospitals faster than they are coming in. With more cold weather and heavy snow predicted across the U.S., it is important that eligible individuals in areas unaffected by the weather make an appointment to give…


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High Number of Flu Cases Reported in LouisvilleKY

Louisville, KY., – The week of January 20 – 26 yielded the highest number of confirmed cases reported in one week for this flu season: 595 confirmed cases, ovewhelming majority Type A 4 flu related deaths reported to date Read our Influenza Activity Data Brief here. Best protections against getting the flu are to get the flu shot and wash your hands often with warm water and soap. If you do get the flu, see your doctor, take all prescribed medications, and stay home to avoid spreading the flu to others. More info on flu at www.cdc.gov/flu


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LouisvilleKY’s Yum! Brands names new president

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) has announced the promotion of David Gibbs, 55, to President and Chief Operating Officer, reporting to Chief Executive Officer Greg Creed. Gibbs, a 29-year veteran of the Company, has served as President and Chief Financial Officer for the last two years. In his expanded role as President and COO, Gibbs will assume operating leadership of global KFC Division as well as the U.S. and international businesses of Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, with the respective brand leaders reporting to him. Gibbs will retain his current Yum! Brands CFO role, title and responsibilities overseeing corporate…


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Three “Color” Events Set for Upcoming LouisvilleKY Men’s Basketball Games  

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Three “color” events are among upcoming special events for fans at the remaining five University of Louisville men’s basketball home games in the KFC Yum! Center. UofL opens the month of February with its annual “White Out” game when the Cardinals face No. 9 North Carolina in the KFC Yum! Center on Feb. 2.  Fans are encouraged to wear white attire for the 2 p.m. game.  Louisville has won seven of its previous 12 games with “White Out” promotions, including knocking off four ranked opponents in those games when the arena was a bright white.   The…


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LouisvilleKY government to offer free tax preparation help

  Louisville, KY., – Mayor Greg Fischer joined several community and government today announced the opening of free federal and state income tax preparation for eligible residents. The Louisville Asset Building Coalition’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, or VITA, and AARP Tax Aide programs provide trained, IRS-certified volunteers to offer free tax services at 17 sites across the city. The service is available to individuals and families who earned less than $64,000 in 2018. VITA and AARP volunteers will also help determine if residents are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit, a refundable federal tax credit for low- and middle-income working…


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LouisvilleKy will file appeal to Landmarks Commission for removal of Castleman monument

Louisville, KY., – Mayor Greg Fischer says the city will appeal a Cherokee Triangle Architectural Review Committee (ARC) vote that effectively denied a city plan to remove the John B. Castleman monument from its current location. In a meeting Jan. 23, ARC tied 3-3 on the city’s application to move the statue; without a majority of votes in support of the application, it was effectively denied. The city’s appeal will be submitted to the Landmarks Commission within the next 30 days. Mayor Fischer announced plans to move the Castleman monument, as well as one of George Dennison Prentice, in August 2018, after…