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LouisvilleKY’s Clear/Cut Phocus launches nationally

The Category Leader in Premium Caffeinated Sparkling Water is Now Available at CVS Locations Nationwide as Part of the Pharmacy Retailer’s Better-For-You Food and Beverage Initiative LOUISVILLE, Ky., /PRNewswire/ — Clear/Cut Phocus™ (Phocus), a first-of-its-kind premium sparkling water containing natural caffeine and L-theanine, is now available at over 800 CVS locations nationwide. CVS has brought on Phocus as part of the pharmacy chain’s better-for-you-beverage program, a commitment to promoting the personal wellness of its customers by providing healthier beverage options on its shelves. “CVS is dedicated to expanding its selection of premium, healthy food and beverage offerings, and we’re excited to be…


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Saving money with home warranty services – True or False?

It’s the financial sucker punch that lifelong renters turned homeowners never see coming – maintenance. Especially in preowned homes, these expenses can empty your checking account in a flash. Don’t believe us? Just look at what re-wiring your house can cost you. If you buy a 40-year old home, your wiring could fail in 30 years or less. It all depends on whether the builder installed it correctly – if not, it could experience a short sooner than expected. If you need to re-wire your entire house, it could be a $3,500 bill for a smaller home. If you bought…


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Smash Lab Louisville Aims to Help the Area’s Angry Blow Off Steam

Smash Lab Louisville is a “rage room” offering a new kind of entertainment that allows visitors to let out their frustration. Smash Lab Louisville has opened, becoming the first “rage room” in east Louisville. Smash Lab offers the visitors the chance to destroy and demolish a wide variety of objects large and small. Located right off Bluegrass Parkway, individuals, groups and even companies are welcome to join in the smashing fun.  ‘Rage rooms’ have been sweeping the country, and Smash Lab offers the same experience for those seeking out a safe way to smash something to smithereens. Smash Lab keeps…


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KHRC Unanimously Approves Simulcast Wagering for New Downtown LouisvilleKY Private Club

LOUISVILLE, KY.  – The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) unanimously approved a Churchill Downs Racetrack request to lease and operate a “racetrack extension” at the new Louisville Thoroughbred Society, a private membership club that is scheduled to open in downtown Louisville later this year. Churchill Downs Racetrack and the Louisville Thoroughbred Society, which is under construction at 209 East Main Street in downtown Louisville, have entered into a lease agreement to allow simulcasting and pari-mutuel wagering at the private membership club. The Louisville Thoroughbred Society, which is dedicated to promoting and enhancing the horse racing industry in Kentucky, was founded by Gene McLean along with Mike Schnell and…


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Kentucky Derby Festival names new chair

Louisville, KY.   – Horseshoe Southern Indiana’s Judy Genovese Hess will chair the 2020 Kentucky Derby Festival. Hess, who’s served on the Festival’s board for 20 years, was elected by the Festival’s Board of Directors at its annual meeting last night. Hess is Community Relations Coordinator for Horseshoe Southern Indiana. She follows the leadership of Marita Willis, who will continue serving as Immediate Past Chair of the Derby Festival. “It’s truly an honor to be Chair of the Kentucky Derby Festival, an internationally recognized organization known for bringing joy, fun and entertainment to thousands of people every spring,” said Hess. “The dedication of our…


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LouisvilleKY’s Walz to don chef’s cap at KDF fundraiser

UofL Coach Jeff Walz will be a Celebrity Chef at June 23rd Event Louisville, KY.   – Vincenzo and Agostino Gabriele will host their eighth annual “Night at Vincenzo’s” fund-raiser for the Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation on Sunday, June 23. The elegant event will be held at Vincenzo’s Italian Restaurant in Louisville. UofL Women’s Basketball Coach, Jeff Walz, will be one of the featured Celebrity Chefs. The benefit, which is open to the public, will begin at 6 p.m. with cocktails on the patio, followed by hors d’oeuvres, dinner and dessert at 7 p.m. “This event is one of the Festival’s best kept secrets and it’s…


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SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference returns to LouisvilleKY June 24-28

  (LOUISVILLE, KY) — For the fifth year in a row, the world’s largest hands-on skills competition is returning to Louisville. The 55th annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC) will be held Monday, June 24, through Friday, June 28, showcasing the very best in career and technical education for the skilled trades. SkillsUSA is the third largest convention for the city, with an estimated economic impact of $26.7 million. Louisville Tourism estimates total hotel room nights for the week at more than 36,987. More than 19,000 students, teachers and education leaders are expected to attend. The cornerstone of NLSC is the SkillsUSA Championships, when…


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LouisvilleKY Synergy Project aims to strengthen relationships between police and community

  Part of Lean Into Louisville, Synergy is designed to unite community to create a strategic plan on public safety   LOUISVILLE, KY – Mayor Greg Fischer, Police Chief Steve Conrad and Louisville Metro Government Chief Equity Officer Kellie Watson have launched the Synergy Project, a community engagement initiative aimed at further strengthening police and community relationships grounded in trust and legitimacy. By bringing together people from all parts of the community – residents, academia, business, youth, faith-based organizations, law enforcement, and political leaders – this project creates an opportunity for police and community to work together in a safe, open,…


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LouisvilleKy’s Rabbit Hole forms international partnership

  Partnership with fast-growing, high-potential brands is the latest in a series of successful deals illustrating the Group’s active portfolio management, part of its three-year strategic plan “Transform & Accelerate” LouisvilleKY., & Paris – -(BUSINESS WIRE) Pernod Ricard (Paris:RI), through Pernod Ricard USA’s New Brand Ventures division, is delighted to announce the signing of the agreement for the acquisition of a majority share of Rabbit Hole Whiskey, produced and based in Louisville, Kentucky. Rabbit Hole, an award-winning range of Kentucky spirits, is particularly recognized for its iconic, state-of-the-art distillery in the heart of Louisville. The brand’s Straight Bourbon and Rye whiskeys are…


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LouisvilleKY’s Old Forester to mark birthday with new release

LOUISVILLE, Ky.,  /PRNewswire/ — Old Forester will again celebrate the annual tradition of marking founder George Garvin Brown’s birthday with the release of Birthday Bourbon. The highly sought-after vintage-dated release will be the brand’s 19th consecutive iteration. The 2019 Birthday Bourbon is presented at 105 proof, the highest proof to-date for this special expression. After showing exceptionally unique character during a tasting panel, the 11-year-old barrels were chosen specifically for Birthday Bourbon. The full allotment of product represents one day’s production of Old Forester. “Birthday Bourbon selections have ranged from nine- to 14-years-old since the expression was first launched in 2002,” said Jackie Zykan, Old…