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Louisville chef joins forces with Ballotin to offer a night of good eats

Louisville, KY., – Mesa Collaborative Kitchen, Ballotin Chocolate Whiskey and Chef Miranda Stooksbury, Owner of Louisville’s Clover and The Greens, are teaming up to offer a night of whiskey, food and stories. “Excited for three of my favorite things to come together:Spring, Derby and Ballotin Whiskey! The light flavors of spring, the passion of the Kentucky Derby and the rich elegance of Ballotin Whiskey will pair perfectly for a meal that is not to be missed,” Stooksbury said. “Please join us in a celebration of the most anticipated season of the year.” The event is set for Thursday, April 26, 2018, at Mesa Collaborative Kitchen, 216 Pearl…


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Airbnb Delivers $700,000 to Kentucky in First 6 Months of Tax Agreement

FRANKFORT, KY – Airbnb, the world’s leading community driven hospitality company, announced that it collected and remitted over $700,000 in revenue to the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the first six months of its historic tax agreement. In September 2017, Airbnb and the Kentucky Department of Revenue announced a tax agreement authorizing the company to collect and remit the state sales tax (6%) and the state transient room tax (1%) on behalf of its Kentucky hosts. That agreement took effect on October 1, 2017. The September announcement noted that based on the state sales tax alone, if Airbnb bookings to Kentucky were to replicate that of the previous 12 months,…


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LouisvilleKY’s gets new New Female Giraffe  

 Louisville, KY., – Meet Kianga — a new 1-year-old female Masai giraffe joins us from the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens in California. Kianga was born November 9, 2016 in Los Angeles and her name means “sunshine” in Swahili.  Kianga is currently on exhibit in rotation with 2-year-old male giraffe Baridi and 21-year-old female giraffe Malaika. ABOUT MASAI GIRAFFE Female giraffes grow to be 16 feet tall and weigh up to 2,600 pounds. The signature long neck has only seven vertebrae, the same as most mammals. To counteract the demands of such a long neck, there are valves in the…


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Get ready for some new Kentucky Derby Festival events in LouisvilleKY

Louisville, KY.  We’re less than a month away from the kick off of the 2018 Kentucky Derby Festival – and there will be even more Festival events for fans to enjoy. New additions to the ever-growing schedule include a new steamboat cruise, flag football, a gala, kickball, zombies, a community-wide clean up, and a move to Southern Indiana. They will be part of the Festival’s schedule of more than 70 events produced each year in the weeks leading up to the first Saturday in May. “It’s the Festival’s mission to make sure our schedule has a little something for everyone,” said…


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Mack Fills LouisvilleKy’s Coaching Staff with Three Experienced Assistants

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Three experienced assistant men’s basketball coaches have joined head coach Chris Mack’s staff at the University of Louisville, including Dino Gaudio, Luke Murray and Mike Pegues.  Pegues (pronounced puh-GEESE) has worked as an assistant coach with Mack for the past six seasons at Xavier, Murray has been an assistant coach with Mack for the past three seasons at Xavier, and Gaudio is a former basketball television analyst who has 23 years of collegiate coaching experience, including a stint at Wake Forest with Mack.  Luke Murray Murray has operated on college basketball staffs for the last 11 seasons…


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LouisvilleKY’s Jim Beam teams up with Budweiser for new drink

Louisville, KY., –  /PRNewswire/ — Budweiser and Jim Beam® bourbon are toasting to the future as they join their 365 collective years of stateside distilling and brewing history to kick off a new friendship and marketing collaboration. The all-American pair have introduced a new taste of history to beer and bourbon fans alike through a cross-merchandising program starting in the spring and a new collaborative brew launching in the fall. Starting this month, the two brands will begin appearing together at bars and retail venues across the country, just in time for baseball season. Inspired by the “beer and a…


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Ticket Prices Set for Breeders’ Cup World Championships at LouisvilleKY’s Churchill Downs

Louisville, KY., – The Breeders’ Cup has announced ticket prices and availability for the 35th Breeders’ Cup World Championships to be held on Friday, November 2 and Saturday, November 3 at historic Churchill Downs. This marks the ninth time that Churchill Downs will host the Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious international events consisting of 14 races and purses and awards totaling more than $30 million. Available seating options include Dining, Reserved and Box Seating, and General Admission. Group packages are also available for groups of 18 or more, as well as custom fan experience packages through Breeders’ Cup Experiences, the Official Fan Experience Package provider…


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All-New EatDrinkTalk Podcast Debuts on Louisville.am Network

Chef David Danielson, the Kentucky Derby Chef, Talks up his new Book The return of the Eat Drink Talk podcast features the renowned Churchill Downs chef, David Danielson, who joined Carolyn and Rick at the Louisville.am studios. Danielson is a busy man always, but especially now as he has just six weeks or so to prepare for the crush of 160,000 hungry horseracing fans on the first Saturday in May. He’s also promoting his new book, written with Tim Laird,The Bourbon Country Cookbook: New Southern Entertaining: 95 Recipes and More from a Modern Kentucky Kitchen is being published just in time…


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Dr. Neeli Bendapudi named the 18th president of the University of Louisville

Story and photos from www.louisville.edu Academic, business and community leader has over three decades of experience A University of Kansas provost with extensive academic and business experience has been selected as the next president at the University of Louisville. Neeli Bendapudi, Ph.D., provost and executive vice chancellor at the University of Kansas, was selected after a months-long search that drew more than 50 candidates from across the nation. The UofL Board of Trustees approved her appointment at a special meeting Tuesday, April 3. She is expected to start at UofL on May 15. “We conducted a thorough search for a…


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Eat Drink Talk Podcast will Focus on Local Bars and Restaurants

Carolyn McLean and Rick Redding Will Host Weekly Podcast A city known nationally for its restaurant and bar scene is set to have its own podcast devoted to eating, drinking and enjoying life in Louisville. The 30-minute weekly show will deliver discussion on dining trends, restaurant openings and closings, and all the latest industry news in a lively and entertaining format. Co-hosts Carolyn McLean and Rick Redding are seasoned journalists with a die-hard appreciation for the city’s gems, both old and new. “This show is a must-listen for Louisvillians who want the scoop on where to go and what to…