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KDF’s Mike Berry looks to his future in LouisvilleKY following his retirement

Louisville, KY – Mike Berry, the longest serving President and CEO of the Kentucky Derby Festival, will retire at the end of 2019. Berry started his career with the Festival in 1986 as an Event Coordinator and worked his way up to overseeing the entire Festival. He’s been at the helm now for more than 20 years, guiding the Festival in its role as a pivotal player in the city’s entertainment landscape and one of the world’s most renowned civic celebrations. For the Louisville native, his more than 33-year career with the Festival has been a true labor of love – one…


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OneWest purchases block of properties at LouisvilleKY’s 18th and Broadway 

   Louisville, KY., – OneWest has entered into an agreement to purchase nine buildings and adjacent properties at the corner of 18th Street and West Broadway. This represents an investment in West End valued at over $1 million. The goal of this investment is to continue to support small businesses and make investments that generate sustainable economic development in the West End. “This is a significant moment for OneWest. We set out to drive commercial and retail development in the West End and with this transaction, we’re now empowered to do that. We believe this location will be the epicenter of…


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LouisvilleKY releases Housing Needs Assessment

Louisville, KY., – Louisville’s Office of Housing & Community Development (OHCD) and the Louisville Affordable Housing Trust Fund (LAHTF) have published a draft Housing Needs Assessment (HNA) that provides the city’s first in-depth analysis of housing stock across Louisville Metro. The assessment was done by Mullin & Lonergan Associates of Pittsburgh at a cost of about $100,000. The HNA, which will be updated every five years, was conducted to provide current, detailed housing data that helps inform potential strategies that Louisville Metro Government (LMG), the trust fund, for-profit developers and non-profit developers can use to identify potential policies and development…


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Pegasus Pins arrive at LouisvilleKY’s Evan Williams Bourbon Experience

Louisville, KY.   – The first shipment of 2019 Kentucky Derby Festival Pegasus Pins is here!  The pins arrived at the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience on Main Street this morning. It’s the first place you can purchase a 2019 Pegasus Pin beginning today. Heaven Hill Distillery has also produced a special Evan Williams Single Barrel Gold Pegasus Pin Edition bottle to commemorate the 47th edition of the collectable pins. The bottle features a Gold Pegasus Pin sealed in wax on the neck of each bottle. “Our continued partnership with the Kentucky Derby Festival is a testament to our shared commitment to bring…


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LMAS urges public to take precautions after Coyote sightings in LouisvillekY

Louisville, KY., – Louisville Metro Animal Services is urging residents in Strathmoore Village and on Schuff Lane to take precautions after multiple sightings of coyotes in the area recently. Animal Control was called to the 1500 block of Schuff lane on Monday, February 18th after 6 Llamas were killed and 7 more were injured in an attack. LMAS cannot confirm whether a coyote, small dog or other animal was responsible for the attack, but residents told animal control they had seen coyotes in the area recently. LMAS urges residents on Schuff Lane and in Strathmoor Village to be on the…


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LouisvilleKY Metro Council Budget Committee Announces Schedule for Hearings on pensions and taxes

Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Metro Council Budget Committee is announcing the following schedule for hearings on the increase in pension contributions required by the Kentucky Retirement Systems, possible reductions in Metro services and a proposed increase in the insurance premium tax. “We are providing opportunities for Council members and the public to learn more about our situation, get their questions answered, and let us know what they think.” said Budget Committee Chair Bill Hollander. The schedule is as follows: Monday, February 25 – Special Budget Committee meeting at 4:30 p.m. Louisville Metro’s Chief Financial Officer Daniel Frockt will be making…


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LouisvilleKY among winners in national health challenge

Louisville, KY., – As part of an ongoing commitment to supporting community health and wellness, the Aetna Foundation today announced the winners of the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge (the Challenge). Louisville Metro’s West Louisville Outdoor Recreation Initiative (WLORI) was selected as a runner-up to grant-prize winner, Charlotte, North Carolina (Mecklenburg, County) in the mid-sized city or county category (population 250,001 – 600,000 The WLORI is a multi-sector, grant-funded initiative, based at Jefferson Memorial Forest to create equitable access in west Louisville through expansion of Louisville ECHO (Louisville is Engaging Children Outdoors) programming and implementation of proposed outdoor recreation infrastructure…


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Nominations to Walk in LouisvilleKy’s Survivors Parade at the 145th Longines Kentucky Oaks now open to the public

Partnership Continues to Support Women’s Health in the Local Community LOUISVILLE, KY – Churchill Downs, Derby Divas and Norton Cancer Institute have opened the online nomination process to select 145 breast and ovarian cancer survivors to participate in the Survivors Parade presented by Kroger at the 145th Longines Kentucky Oaks. The public can nominate survivors for the parade or donate to Norton Cancer Institute at www.kentuckyderby.com/survivors. Nominations are open until 11:59 p.m. on March 17. This is the eleventh year of the Survivors Parade and Longines Kentucky Oaks Pink Out celebration, which raise money to support women’s breast health. Churchill Downs, Derby…


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Cellar Door Chocolates to open new headquarters in LouisvilleKY’s Portland warehouse district

Growing confectionary company building out 12,000 square ft. custom space within the Heine Brothers’ Coffee building at 1301 W. Main LOUISVILLE, KY. – Cellar Door Chocolates, a premium chocolate confectionary company announced today a significant planned expansion of operations to meet growing demand.  The company, which was originally established in 2007, is crafting a new headquarters, production facility and tasting room within the Heine Brothers’ Coffee corporate office and roastery building at 1301 W. Main Street.  Cellar Door, known for its confections, including truffles, bourbon balls, brittle and caramels, will continue to operate its two retail studios at 1201 Story Avenue in Butchertown Market and 601A S. Fourth…