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LouisvilleKy’s 2017 Pothole Blitz is On

Louisville, Ky., – Mayor Greg Fischer today helped launch the 2017 edition of the Pothole Blitz conducted annually by Metro Public Works. During the blitz, to recover from damage caused by the multiple freeze/thaw cycles of winter, Public Works crews go through the city’s streets in a grid pattern patching potholes until all roads are covered. Mayor Fischer noted that the number of potholes is expected to continue a decline begun last year thanks to increased investment in paving and consecutive mild winters. Potholes peaked at 171,000 in 2015 following years of deferred road maintenance and a rough winter. But…


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LouisvilleKY construction means minor changes for KDF Marathon and mini

Race Expo Temporarily Moves to Kentucky Exposition Center March 30, 2017. Louisville, KY.   – The Kentucky Derby Festival is re-routing a small portion of the 2017 Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon/miniMarathon presented by Walmart and Humana due to the renovation of the Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC). The races are set for Saturday, April 29. The courses for both the miniMarathon and Marathon will be diverted one block to Second Street. This will affect the half marathon between mile 12 and 13; and the full marathon at mile 25. Marathon runners will also notice small changes between mile 13 and 14,…


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LouisvilleKy’s Buck’s Restaurant & Bar to Celebrate 25th Anniversary

April 11 Event will benefit American Cancer Society in Honor of “Buck” Louisville, KY (March 29, 2017) – Founded in 1992, Buck’s Restaurant & Bar, 425 W. Ormsby Avenue, will celebrate its 25th Anniversary by hosting a special event on Tuesday, April 11 from 6pm-8pm. The evening will include complimentary cake and a celebratory glass of champagne, as well as a special 3-course prix fixe dinner for $60 featuring Buck’s menu classics paired side-by-side with Chef Colter’s new interpretation of the same dish. A portion of the proceeds from the event, as well as from the entire month of April, will be donated…


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LouisvilleKy’s science museum gets a financial boost

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The PPG Foundation recently donated $10,000 to the Kentucky Science Center to support school visits by the organization’s “Ion Jones and the Lost Castle of Chemistry” traveling science education program. The donation was made on behalf of PPG’s (NYSE:PPG) architectural coatings plant and distribution center in Louisville. Supported by the PPG Foundation for three years, the interactive “Ion Jones and the Lost Castle of Chemistry” program travels to local and regional schools to teach students how chemistry affects various industries, technology and the environment. As part of the show, students explore and observe chemistry in action courtesy of…


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Macy’s presents LouisvilleKY’s Derby Festival Fashion Show Thursday

March 28, 2017. Louisville, KY.  – The latest spring fashion trends walk the runway this week as Macy’s Presents the 2017 Kentucky Derby Festival Spring Fashion Show. Set for Thursday, March 30, in the Showroom of Horseshoe Southern Indiana, this year’s show is themed “Metamorphosis.” The event starts with cocktails and boutique shopping at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. and runway show at 8 p.m.   Christine Fellingham, Creative Consultant, returns this year to style and produce the show. Guests can expect a night of fun and high fashion. This year’s fashion show will feature outfits and accessories…


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LouisvilleKY’s Forecastle Festival Announces daily lineups

Single day tickets on sale Friday, March 31 at 10:00am EDT LOUISVILLE, KY – The Forecastle Festival, led by LCD Soundsystem, Weezer, Odesza, Sturgill Simpson and Cage the Elephant, will offer General Admission, General Admission Plus and VIP single day tickets beginning Friday, March 31 at 10:00am EDT. The three-day music celebration, celebrating its 15th year at sea, will take place July 14–16, 2017, at the award-winning Waterfront Park, a sweeping green space on the banks of the Ohio River framed by the skyline of downtown Louisville. A limited number of single day General Admission tickets will be available starting at only $59.50 plus fees. Single day VIP tickets will also…


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LouisvilleKY to host Kentucky’s largest beer festival this summer

Story and information from www.kycraftbash.com Louisville, KY – On Saturday, June 24th, at Louisville Waterfront Park’s Festival Plaza, the Kentucky Guild of Brewers will host its first annual Kentucky Craft Bash.  The Kentucky Craft Bash will be the state’s largest beer festival that will only feature beers produced within the Commonwealth by Kentucky Craft Brewers.  This event will host over 30 Kentucky breweries featuring more than 70 varieties of beer. Not only will there be favorite Kentucky brews, there will also be available experimental beers that will never go into widespread distribution, and beers rarely found outside of a brewery’s taproom or…


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Seth Davis to come to LouisvilleKY to kick off the Kentucky Derby Festival

March 23, 2017. Louisville, KY.   – Seth Davis will go from March Madness to April Madness, as he helps kick-off this year’s Kentucky Derby Festival. Davis, an award-winning writer, broadcaster and best-selling author, will be the featured speaker at the 61st Annual They’re Off! Luncheon on Friday, April 21. The luncheon, first held in 1957, serves as the time-honored kick-off to each year’s Festival. It’s the second-oldest event on the Festival schedule.   “Like Derby Festival, March Madness tops the list of favorite times of year in Louisville and we know our basketball town will welcome Seth Davis as he…


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LouisvilleKY’s zoo throws another party for the planet

Party for the Planet: A Month-Long Celebration of the Earth LG&E and KU sponsor events throughout April; $8.25 admission to the Zoo’s Earth Day celebration on April 30   The Louisville Zoo is throwing its annual bash for the Earth — Party for the Planet: a Month-Long Celebration of the Earth, powered by Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company. The month of April includes special activities: zoo keeper presentations, a regional art contest for students, $8.25 admission on April 30 and conservation-minded events every weekend.   “This is truly an incredible event for those in our community…


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LouisvilleKY’s Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse Presents Interactive Tableside Cocktails

World’s No. 1 Bourbon Makes History with First-of-Its-Kind Mixology Experience in Downtown Louisville LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Cocktails in Kentucky just got more delicious. The Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse proudly debuts a premier tableside cocktail experience, “raising the bar” for bourbon tastings and at-home mixology. Featuring classic and contemporary drinks created by a “cocktail concierge,” the program marks an evolution of Jim Beam’s downtown Urban Stillhouse and celebrates one of the first Kentucky bourbon distilleries to offer cocktails for visitors. “The Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse has grown from a best-in-class micro-distillery and retail space,” said Kim Bennett, Senior…