More details about LouisvilleKY’s Forecastle bourbon experience

Rarities, Flight Bar, Fireside Chats, Gonzo Bar and more return, special surprises to come! LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Forecastle’s acclaimed Kentucky Bourbon Trail® outpost, The Forecastle Bourbon LodgeTM, will return in 2018 with a unique lineup of offerings, education and entertainment. Set to take place July 13-15, 2018 at Waterfront Park, Forecastle will feature a diverse collection of Kentucky Bourbon Trail brands, offering dozens of selections within the Forecastle Bourbon Lodge experience, including Four Roses, Old Forester, Woodford Reserve, Coopers’ Craft, Bulleit, Blade and Bow, Larceny, Jim Beam, Knob Creek, Basil Hayden’s, Maker’s Mark, Michter’s and Wild Turkey. The full list of selections can…

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LouisvilleKY’s Forecastle has released 2018 Bourbon Lineup

From Louisville, KY. – Prepare to whet your whistle at Forecastle’s Kentucky Bourbon Trail outpost, the 2018 Bourbon Lodge™– returning for the sixth consecutive year to offer some of the finest bourbons in the Bluegrass State. Check the website the full list of unique offerings, plus updates on the Rarities Bar, Flight Bar, and Bourbon Cares presented by Liquor Barn, and more! Bourbon Lodge memberships are also available.   *Bulleit Bourbon *Four Roses Bourbon *Maker’s Mark *Michter’s Small Batch Bourbon *Jim Beam *Old Forester *Wild Turkey *Larceny Bourbon

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LouisvilleKY runners will get a special medal for this year’s Marathon/miniMarathon

Louisville, KY.   – Runners participating in this year’s Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon and Marathon Presented by Humana will receive a historic finisher’s medal to take home with them. It’s the first time the design of the medal has featured Churchill Downs’ iconic Twin Spires, alongside the Festival’s Pegasus emblem. This year’s race is set for Saturday, April 28, and is the largest annual day of road racing in Kentucky. “We wanted this year’s medal to commemorate what has become a highlight of running our miniMarathon and Marathon,” said Mike Berry, President and CEO of the Kentucky Derby Festival. “We appreciate Churchill Downs collaborating…

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LouisvilleKY’s women earned No. 1 seed in ACC Tournament

Story and photos from LOUISVILLE, Ky. – No. 4 Louisville women’s basketball’s 81-49 win over Pittsburgh on Sunday afternoon clinched its first ever Atlantic Coast Conference regular season title and the No. 1 seed in the ACC Tournament. The Cardinals open the tournament on Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. ET against the No. 8 Syracuse/No. 9 Virginia Tech winner. The ACC championship marks Louisville’s first conference title since they won the 2001 C-USA regular season title and its first conference title under head coach Jeff Walz. UofL enters postseason play with a 29-2 record, which marks its most regular season wins in…

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Mayor Fischer rallies LouisvilleKY for 7th annual “Give A Day” Week of Service, April 14-22

Louisville, KY – Joined by representatives from local organizations and volunteer committees, Mayor Greg Fischer today announced plans for his 2018 Give A Day week of service. This year’s Give A Day week is set for April 14-22, although the Mayor noted that many projects will be under way earlier, to avoid conflicts with Thunder over Louisville at the end of the week. Give A Day is an official Kentucky Derby Festival event, and kicks off the festival season. This year’s Give A Day week also leads into the 2018 Festival of Faiths, another volunteer-driven event. “The people of Louisville…

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LouisvilleKY launches Food Entrepreneurship series

Louisville, KY., –  Louisville Forward’s Small Business Development team is launching a Food Entrepreneurship series designed to foster the development of new restaurateurs and food entrepreneurs. The interactive 9-class series will run from March 3rd to June 30th and will be taught by local industry-leading professionals. All classes will meet on Saturdays from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. “From the Hot Brown to Bourbon infusions, Louisville has been internationally recognized for its innovative and fresh culinary scene and we want to keep this momentum going,” said Mayor Greg Fischer. “Through this interactive series, entrepreneurs will learn how to open a restaurant…

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LouisvilleKY proposal is a finalist in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ 2018 Mayors Challenge

City receives up to $100,000 for testing phase in competition for Grand Prize for innovative solutions to urgent challenges Louisville, KY., – Louisville is among 35 Champion Cities announced today as finalists in the Bloomberg Philanthropies’ 2018 U.S. Mayors Challenge, a nationwide competition that encourages city leaders to uncover bold, inventive ideas that confront the toughest problems cities face. Chosen from a competitive pool of more than 320 applications, the Champion Cities will now begin a six-month testing phase where they will conduct public prototypes of their ideas with grant funding of up to $100,000 per city. Louisville’s proposal, developed by…


A letter from UofL President Postel on the NCAA infractions

Louisville, KY., – This letter was posted Tuesday on UofL’s website following news that the NCAA has upheld the punishment leveled against the university and it’s men’s basketball program.   Dear UofL Family, Today the NCAA Infractions Appeals Committee upheld earlier penalties imposed on the University of Louisville, including vacation of victories from 2011 to 2015. That includes the 2013 national championship and the 2012 Final Four appearance. I cannot say this strongly enough: We believe the NCAA is simply wrong. We disagree with the NCAA ruling for reasons we clearly stated in our appeal. And we made a strong case…

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Sign-ups for LouisvilleKy’s Parks youth baseball, softball leagues underway

  Louisville, KY., – After a successful inaugural season in 2017, Louisville Parks and Recreation will again be operating youth baseball and softball leagues at Wyandotte Park in south Louisville for children ages 6-18. Sign-ups are available online now at this link. Tee ball ($20 entry fee) will be available for children ages 6 and under. Softball and baseball league ($40 entry fee) divisions are as follows: ages 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16 and 17-18. In addition to the cost of joining the league, entry fees cover the cost of the uniform and rental of a glove if necessary. Player sign-ups…

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Churchill Downs, Derby Divas and Norton Cancer Institute open nominations for LouisvilleKY’s Survivor’s Parade

LOUISVILLE, KY (TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2018) – Churchill Downs, Derby Divas and Norton Cancer Institute today announced that they will partner again this year to raise funds during the Kentucky Oaks to help provide care to local women who lack access to breast health screenings and services. To celebrate the continuation of the partnership, Churchill Downs, Derby Divas and Norton Cancer Institute opened the online nomination process to select 144 breast and ovarian cancer survivors to participate in the Survivors Parade at the 144th Longines Kentucky Oaks. To nominate and select survivors, visit starting at noon on Tuesday, February 20. Nominations are open until 11:59 p.m. on March 18. The…