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Landbank Authority completes record-breaking year of LouisvilleKY vacant property sales

Louisville, KY., – Mayor Greg Fischer joined Metro employees and the Landbank Authority to celebrate the conclusion of a record-breaking year of efforts to return vacant properties in Louisville to productive use. In the 2017-18 fiscal year, which ended June 30, the Louisville Metro Vacant & Public Property Administration (VPPA) closed on the sale of 125 vacant properties in FY18—a 330% increase from the previous fiscal year. In the 2016-17 fiscal year, 29 sales were made. Metro officials attribute the increase in sales to new sales programs—Last Look, Cut It Keep It and Flex Rate policy—that were debuted in October 2017….


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Louisville City FC, Fifth Third Bank agree to terms on LouisvilleKY’s Butchertown stadium financing

  LOUISVILLE  – Having broken ground on the Butchertown stadium development,Louisville City Football Club can today announce an agreement to terms for the last component of stadium financing, giving City all the pieces it needs to make the stadium venue a reality. Fifth Third Bank will lead the syndication of the $55 million facility, and Middleton Reutlinger will serve as counsel to City. The transaction is expected to close in August, allowing the project to remain on its construction schedule. “Fifth Third Bank is proud to assist as part of the LouCity process for the Butchertown stadium development,” said Mike Ash, Fifth Third Bank…


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Vault in the Ville takes over LouisvilleKY’s 4th Street Live!

LOUISVILLE, KY – Heuser Health announces its _7TH ANNUAL VAULT IN THE VILLE AT 4TH STREET LIVE! _fundraising event scheduled for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, July 27, 28, and 29. Proceeds will benefit the Louisville Youth Training Center (LYTC). “We are excited for this year’s event showcasing national pole vaulters from Olympic athletes all the way down to high school students,” proclaims Chip Heuser, event chairman. “Guests will enjoy exciting pole vault competition, plus, new this year, our own “Louisville Warrior Competition” for kids and adults.” The Louisville Warrior Competition tests skills of all ages in an obstacle course set up around the vault venue. A happy hour will…


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Viking Partners Announces the Redevelopment of LouisvilleKY’s Hurstbourne Business Park

$100 Million Project Will Include Residential, Hotel, Restaurants and Retail CINCINNATI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Viking Partners Fund III, LLC (“Fund III”), a private equity real estate investment firm focused on the acquisition, turnaround and disposition of value-add real estate in the Midwest and Southeast United States, today announced the redevelopment of Hurstbourne Business Park at the intersection of Shelbyville Road and Hurstbourne Parkway in the City of Hurstbourne (Louisville), Kentucky. The 27-acre property, which was acquired by Viking in September of 2016, includes 350,000 square feet of office space in two separate buildings as well as P.F. Chang’s and Z’s Oyster Bar and Steakhouse….


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Equestricon to Host 2018 Rood and Riddle Breeders’ Cup Post-Position Draw in LouisvilleKY

  LOUISVILLE, Ky.  – Breeders’ Cup 2018 will feature the live drawing of the post positions for the 14 Breeders’ Cup World Championship races during Equestricon on Monday, October 29 at the renovated Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC).   Dan Tordjman, Co-Founder of Equestricon, explained the event as “a conference, a fan fest and an equestrian industry trade show all in one.” The 2018 Rood and Riddle Breeders’ Cup post- position draw is open to all Equestricon attendees.   Breeders’ Cup connections and special guests will enjoy enhanced hospitality during the post-position draw in the newly-designed VIP Breeders’ Cup Lounge immediately in front of the expanded…


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James Beard Foundation’s Taste America® is coming to LouisvilleKY this fall

JBF Taste America Local All-Star Annie Pettry joins celebrated chefs to create a one-of-a-kind culinary experience October 19 at Ashbourne Farms LOUISVILLE, KY (July 16, 2018) – The James Beard Foundation (JBF) announced the cities and dates for its sixth annual Taste America® national culinary tour, Sept. 28 through Nov. 17 including a stop for the first time ever in Louisville in October. The traveling series will bring a unique partnering of culinary greats, dining experiences and educational opportunities to 10 dynamic food destinations this fall including Austin, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Louisville, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Francisco, and…


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Flyover Film Festival prepares for take-off with pre-flight reception tonight

Louisville, KY., – The public is invited to celebrate local filmmaking with the Louisville Film Society and 21c Museum Hotel at a Pre-Flight Reception on Tuesday, July 17 in honor of the 10th annual Flyover Film Festival. The party will take place in the Atrium of the hotel from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. where guests will enjoy learning more about the eight films tied to Kentucky that will be screened during Flyover, Sunday July 22 – Friday July 27. Soozie Eastman, Executive Director of LFS, said “Our Pre-Flight event gives film lovers the opportunity to meet and mingle with many…


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LouisvilleKY’s 3rd Annual South Points Buy Local Fair to be held Saturday, July 28th

Louisville, KY – The Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) will host the 3rd Annual South Points Buy Local Fair on Saturday, July 28th from 3pm-7pm at the Iroquois Amphitheater. The fair is aimed at encouraging locals to find diversity and adventure in South Louisville, and will  feature South Louisville independent businesses, music, a kid’s area, a cooling tent, food, and local libations. Admission and parking are free. The event will precede the Burnt Knob Music Festival at Iroquois Amphitheater, which features local acts and begins at 7:00pm on July 28th. “The Fair is designed to showcase unique businesses that contribute to the distinct character of South Louisville,” says Jennifer Rubenstein, Director…


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LouisvilleKY’s John Schnatter out at Papa John’s and UofL’s Board of Trustees

By Jackie Hollenkamp Bentley Louisville, KY., – The founder of Louisville-based Papa John’s pizza, is facing quick backlash following his admittance to using a racial slur last week. According multiple news outlets, John Schnatter used the N-word during a conference call in May with an outside marketing business. On Tuesday, Schnatter resigned his position as a member of the University of Louisville Board of Trustees. Trustees chairman J. David Grissom released the following statement: “After speaking with John, I’m confident that his comments, while inappropriate, do not reflect his personal beliefs or values. No member of the board of trustees condones…


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LouisvilleKY’s 1st Division sees reduction in some crimes

Story from LouisvilleKY.gov… Louisville – New crime statistics reported by Louisville Metro Police’s 1st Division show a reduction in violent crime since the beginning of the year and over the last 16 months in several areas of the city. Since January 1st, Homicides are down 67% with 4 reported so far this year and Non-Fatal shootings are down 60% for all of the 1st Division. “I am very encouraged to see these crime numbers trending down,” says Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith (D-4). “This is welcome news for the people of District 4 and it shows the hard work of officers…