"Living with Momma"

LouisvilleKY author releases new book

LOUISVILLE, Ky. and NEW YORK, April 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Morgan James’ new Caregiving Book, Living with Momma: A Good Person’s Guide to Caring for Aging Parents, Adult Children, and Ourselves by Elizabeth B. Adams, is a guide that helps caregivers find peace. Living with Momma was written for anyone living with adult children or aging parents. More than 63 million Americans are currently responsible for caring for their parents and their grown children at the same time. This can take a toll on the caregivers; however, straining their relationships and leaving them unable to properly take care of themselves. Living with Momma shows individuals that it is possible to have rewarding relationships with…


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Tuesday is last day to register for LouisvilleKy’s miniMarathon and Marathon

 Louisville, KY. – If you plan to run the Humana Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon or Marathon, but haven’t registered yet, your time is running out!  Registration for the road races closes at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23. There will be no late registration. The registration fees are $95 for the miniMarathon and $105 for the Marathon. Runners can register online at DerbyFestivalMarathon.com. “The miniMarathon and Marathon mark the largest annual day of road racing in Kentucky,” said Shanna Ward, Race Director. “We close registration several days prior to the event to ensure we have the infrastructure and amenities in place to support all the…


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LouisvilleKY-based Barrell Craft Spirits Wins Double Gold Medals

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Barrell Craft Spirits of Louisville, KY is pleased to announce that its Barrell Bourbon Batch 018 was named Best Small Batch Bourbon in the 11-year and older Category and Barrell Bourbon Batches 017, 018 and 019were awarded Double Gold medals at the 2019 San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC). The Company’s Barrell Bourbon Batch 016 and Dovetail Whiskey received Gold Medals. SFWSC is the largest international spirits competition in the United States. Judging is blind and done by a prestigious panel of nationally recognized spirts judges, each selected for their distinct and trusted palate. With nearly two decades of experience, the SFWSC has become one of the most respected…


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LouisvilleKY skies soon to be filled with balloons

Louisville, KY., – The BB&T Kentucky Derby Festival Great BalloonFest returns next week with four hot-air balloon events over the course of three days. It lifts off on Thursday, April 25, and runs through Saturday, April 27. The balloon festivities kick-off on Thursday, April 25, at 8:30 p.m. 21 balloons will participate in the BB&T Great Balloon Glimmer on the North and South Great Lawn, of Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville. The Glimmer will be preceded by live music with A-Corde at 7 p.m. on the Great Stage. BalloonFest resumes the following morning (Friday, April 26) with the BB&T Great Balloon Rush-Hour Race launching…


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Heavy volume with LouisvilleKY’s yard waste pickup leads to later pick up times

Louisville, KY – The volume of yard waste set out for collection by residents of Louisville’s Urban Services District has been very heavy since the April 1 start of yard waste collection season. The high volume has led to delayed or missed collections in some cases. To handle to high volume and get collection on schedule, the Solid Waste Management division of Louisville Metro Public Works has shifted the daily start time of yard waste collection. Crews are now starting out on their yard waste collection routes at noon instead of the previous 6 a.m. start time. The noon start creates…


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LouisvilleKY-based WellCare Donates $100,000 to Support Addiction Treatment for New and Expectant Mothers in Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky. and TAMPA, Fla., April 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — WellCare of Kentucky, a WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) company, and the WellCare Community Foundation donated $100,000 to Volunteers of America Mid-States, Inc. (VOA) to open a new residential addiction treatment program in Manchester, Kentucky for new and expectant mothers. Robert Stivers, Kentucky’s state Senate president; Ben Orris, WellCare of Kentucky’s chief operating officer; and Jennifer Hancock, VOA’s president and CEO, announced the donation at the Clay County Fiscal Court in Manchester today. VOA, which operates several treatment facilities across the commonwealth, identified a need for residential treatment for women in eastern Kentucky as there were no options for new and expectant mothers within an hour’s drive of Clay County. Kentucky Sees…


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LouisvilleKY’s famous parade will be super powered

  Grand Marshals Announced, Line-Up Set for May 2 Event Louisville, KY.  – This year’s Republic Bank Pegasus Parade will celebrate everyone’s favorite superheroes. Themed “Pegasus Power,” the Kentucky Derby Festival is inviting everyone who comes to the parade to dress in superhero costumes. Also in costume will be this year’s Grand Marshals, who are heroes in comic books and on the big screen – Black Panther, Spider-Man, Captain America and Black Widow. The Marvel Characters will ride down Broadway on May 2. “The parade has been bringing families and the community together for more than 60 years,” said Mike Berry, KDF…


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Opening Night Goes Orange to Kick Off LouisvilleKY’s Derby Week and Spring Racing

LOUISVILLE, KY – Churchill Downs and Fund for the Arts will kick off Derby week for the fourth year by adding live performances by local artists to the evening of live racing at Opening Night presented by Budweiser. For the second year, the event’s theme will be orange, the color of creativity and encouragement, to celebrate Louisville’s exciting arts community. Guests are encouraged to incorporate orange into their outfit. Opening Night is Saturday, April 27. Tickets are available at www.ChurchillDowns.com. The evening will include more than live 20 performances by more than 150 local actors, dancers, musicians and visual artists throughout the…


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LouisvilleKY’s Healthy Start Program Awarded $4.6 Million

Public Health and Wellness Initiative Works to Lower Infant Mortality and Improve Infant Health in West Louisville Neighborhoods   Louisville, KY., – The Healthy Start Initiative of the Department of Public Health and Wellness has been awarded a five-year $4.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Healthy Start works to reduce infant mortality, the rate at which babies die before their first birthday, and to improve the health of newborns in five west Louisville ZIP Codes – 40203, 40208, 40210, 40211 and 40212.  The infant mortality rate in these…


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LouisvilleKY’s $1 million Hole-In-One starts swinging Thursday

Louisville, KY.  – It’s time to take your shot at $1 million! The Stock Yards Bank Kentucky Derby Festival $1 Million Dollar Hole-In-One Golf Contest opens Thursday, April 18, and runs through Sunday, April 28. The contest will take place at the Seneca Golf Course Driving Range off Pee Wee Reese Road. There will be 10 days of preliminary qualifying rounds and a Semi-final Round on Sunday, April 28. The preliminary competition is open 10 AM to 8:30 PM everyday from April 18 – April 28, except for April 21, when it will be closed for Easter. The last day for preliminary…