Juneteenth Jubilee Will Celebrate 10-Year Anniversary of Lincoln Memorial at LouisvilleKY’s Waterfront Park

Louisville, KY- Mayor Greg Fischer, Metro Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith, sculptor Ed Hamilton, Jecorey ‘1200’ Arthur, and WDC President David Karem today announced plans for Juneteenth Jubilee, a public celebration of the 10-year anniversary of the Lincoln Memorial at Waterfront Park. The event will take place on June 19, 2019, from 7:30-9:15 p.m. The 2019 Juneteenth Jubilee will begin at 2nd and Main on the KFC Yum! Center Plaza with a community gathering in remembrance of the thousands of enslaved Africans sold at this site in the 1800s. Grand Marshal Ed Hamilton and the River City Drum Corp will lead participants through Downtown Louisville in a march for freedom to Waterfront Park. At…


LouisvilleKY-based Humana Again Listed Among Top 50 Companies for Diversity

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) has again been named to The DiversityInc list of Top 50 Companies for Diversity, the most rigorous, data-driven analysis of diversity management practices in corporate America. Humana is No. 42 on the list, up from No. 48 last year. This extensive annual survey recognizes companies that excel in such areas as hiring, retaining and promoting women, minorities, people with disabilities, LGBTQ and veterans. This year’s competition was improved by adding questions that connect talent programs and workplace practices to desired talent results. “By fostering an inclusive and welcoming work environment, Humana makes it possible for all…

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Moms are Free for Mother’s Day at LouisvilleKY’s Zoo

Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Zoo will be honoring mothers this Mother’s Day, Sunday May, 12 with free admission. The day is made possible by Ford Motor Company. Teddy Grahams will have giveaways while supplies last. A Teddy Grahams Scavenger Hunt will also be handed out at the admission gate. Teddy Grahams will be located near the maned wolf exhibit. Moms and moms-to-be will want to stop by and visit African elephant Mikki who is also expecting this summer and Kindi’s surrogate gorilla mom Kweli. Details on the day are here: LouisvilleZoo.org/mothersday.

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LouisvilleKY’s Buy Local Fair set for Water Tower Park

Louisville, KY  -The Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) will host the 11th Annual Buy Local Fair on Sunday, May 19th from 12:00pm – 6:00pm at Louisville Water Tower Park, 3005 River Road. Presented by Louisville Water Company, admission to the Buy Local Fair is free and parking is $7 per vehicle, or free for bicycle parking.                                The fair will include more than 180 booths from local businesses, artists and craftspeople, community organizations, farmers and even a “Kidpreneur Marketplace” showcasing local mini businesses run by kids. Guests can also enjoy food trucks, a children’s area, craft beer, bourbon and brandy, a Back Porch area for grownups…

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LouisvilleKY’s Tyler Park to undergo million dollar restoration

Olmsted Parks Conservancy and Louisville Parks and Recreation break ground on $1.1 million project Louisville, KY., – Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Louisville Parks and Recreation, Mayor Greg Fischer, Councilman Brandon Coan, and Tyler Park Neighborhood Association will kick off construction for the $1.1 million restoration project in Tyler Park on Tuesday, May 7. The groundbreaking ceremony will be held on the east side of the bridge, in front of the historic tennis courts at 10am. The conservancy and its donors have funded $842,000 of the project with Louisville Metro Government and TPNA coming up with the rest. “We are all pleased to see the start…

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One more day to register gold pegasus pins, winner to be announced in LouisvilleKY May 10

Louisville, KY.   – Derby Festival fans who found a Gold Winner Pin in their 2019 Pegasus Pin Sponsorship envelope must register online at www.PegasusPins.com by 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, to be eligible for the drawing of the Gold Pin Grand Prize – a 2019 Honda CR-V from Kentuckiana Honda Dealers.  The winner will be announced on Friday, May 10. This year, the odds of finding a gold winner pin were 1 in 20, with 12,000 of the gold pins in circulation. Just register your pin using the KDF App or online at www.PegasusPins.com.  All pins must be registered to be eligible. The Pegasus Pin…

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The 145th Kentucky Derby Sets All-time Wagering Record

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Derby fans weathered a steady late-afternoon rain as Country House captured the 145th Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve over a sloppy track. Wagering from all-sources was the highest all-time on both the Kentucky Derby Day program and on the Kentucky Derby race. Wagering from all-sources on the Kentucky Derby Day program totaled $250.9 million, an 11% increase over the 2018 total and previous record of $225.7 million. Wagering from all-sources on the Kentucky Derby race increased 10% to $165.5 million from the previous record of $149.9 million set last year. This year’s wagering record includes $4.1…

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El Taco Luchador, Union 15 coming to historic Colonial Gardens in south LouisvilleKY

Louisville, KY., – Mayor Greg Fischer joined Metro Council members and representatives from Underhill Associates Monday to mark the near completion of the historic Colonial Gardens redevelopment project and announce two tenants, El Taco Luchador and Union 15. “This is the culmination of six years of effort by the city and its partners to revive a long-vacant property that once was a center of neighborhood activity,” the Mayor said. “Colonial Gardens is an example of how public and private interests can join forces to create something that will benefit residents, visitors and businesses alike, and we are excited to welcome…

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LouisvilleKY is the Hottest Growing Hotel Market in the Country

Bourbon City Outpacing National Trends, Takes Top Growth Spot LOUISVILLE, Ky. – All eyes are on Louisville this spring, but it’s not just the 145th Running of the Roses that’s bringing them here. According to CBRE Research, Louisville had the largest year-over-year hotel demand increase in the first quarter of 2019 at 11.4%, while demand nationally only grew 2.4% in the same quarter, slightly below last year. CBRE Hotels Americas Research specializes in analyzing and reporting on both the historical and future performance of the lodging industry. They measured the growth performance of the top 60 major markets in the first quarter…

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LouisvilleKY’s Belle reclaims her crown in Great Steamboat Race

 Louisville, KY.   – The Belle of Louisville has reclaimed the crown as riverboat royalty, after winning tonight’s Great Steamboat Race Presented by IBEW Local 369. In a unanimous decision from the judges who were aboard both boats, the hometown Belle was declared the winner of the 57th annual race against her upriver rival, the Belle of Cincinnati. Louisville’s Belle takes home the coveted silver antlers. “It was a great race,” said Mike Berry, Kentucky Derby Festival President & CEO. “The Belle of Louisville takes back the title for the first time since 2015. No collusion and no debate from the judges.”   The…