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LouisvilleKY’s Walz to don chef’s cap at KDF fundraiser

UofL Coach Jeff Walz will be a Celebrity Chef at June 23rd Event Louisville, KY.   – Vincenzo and Agostino Gabriele will host their eighth annual “Night at Vincenzo’s” fund-raiser for the Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation on Sunday, June 23. The elegant event will be held at Vincenzo’s Italian Restaurant in Louisville. UofL Women’s Basketball Coach, Jeff Walz, will be one of the featured Celebrity Chefs. The benefit, which is open to the public, will begin at 6 p.m. with cocktails on the patio, followed by hors d’oeuvres, dinner and dessert at 7 p.m. “This event is one of the Festival’s best kept secrets and it’s…


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SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference returns to LouisvilleKY June 24-28

  (LOUISVILLE, KY) — For the fifth year in a row, the world’s largest hands-on skills competition is returning to Louisville. The 55th annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC) will be held Monday, June 24, through Friday, June 28, showcasing the very best in career and technical education for the skilled trades. SkillsUSA is the third largest convention for the city, with an estimated economic impact of $26.7 million. Louisville Tourism estimates total hotel room nights for the week at more than 36,987. More than 19,000 students, teachers and education leaders are expected to attend. The cornerstone of NLSC is the SkillsUSA Championships, when…


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LouisvilleKY Synergy Project aims to strengthen relationships between police and community

  Part of Lean Into Louisville, Synergy is designed to unite community to create a strategic plan on public safety   LOUISVILLE, KY – Mayor Greg Fischer, Police Chief Steve Conrad and Louisville Metro Government Chief Equity Officer Kellie Watson have launched the Synergy Project, a community engagement initiative aimed at further strengthening police and community relationships grounded in trust and legitimacy. By bringing together people from all parts of the community – residents, academia, business, youth, faith-based organizations, law enforcement, and political leaders – this project creates an opportunity for police and community to work together in a safe, open,…


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LouisvilleKy’s Rabbit Hole forms international partnership

  Partnership with fast-growing, high-potential brands is the latest in a series of successful deals illustrating the Group’s active portfolio management, part of its three-year strategic plan “Transform & Accelerate” LouisvilleKY., & Paris – -(BUSINESS WIRE) Pernod Ricard (Paris:RI), through Pernod Ricard USA’s New Brand Ventures division, is delighted to announce the signing of the agreement for the acquisition of a majority share of Rabbit Hole Whiskey, produced and based in Louisville, Kentucky. Rabbit Hole, an award-winning range of Kentucky spirits, is particularly recognized for its iconic, state-of-the-art distillery in the heart of Louisville. The brand’s Straight Bourbon and Rye whiskeys are…


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LouisvilleKY’s Old Forester to mark birthday with new release

LOUISVILLE, Ky.,  /PRNewswire/ — Old Forester will again celebrate the annual tradition of marking founder George Garvin Brown’s birthday with the release of Birthday Bourbon. The highly sought-after vintage-dated release will be the brand’s 19th consecutive iteration. The 2019 Birthday Bourbon is presented at 105 proof, the highest proof to-date for this special expression. After showing exceptionally unique character during a tasting panel, the 11-year-old barrels were chosen specifically for Birthday Bourbon. The full allotment of product represents one day’s production of Old Forester. “Birthday Bourbon selections have ranged from nine- to 14-years-old since the expression was first launched in 2002,” said Jackie Zykan, Old…


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Toll rates to rise for all crossing in to and out of LouisvilleKY

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  – New toll rates for three bridges connecting Louisville and Southern Indiana begin next month. The 2.5 percent increase is effective July 1, 2019.   The new rate for a passenger vehicle with a prepaid account and transponder is $2.10 per crossing. The current toll rate is $2.05 per crossing.   Drivers with prepaid accounts in good standing and transponders always pay the lowest toll rates. Drivers save more than $2 per crossing. The easiest way to maintain a positive account balance is by choosing auto-replenishment and linking the account to a valid payment method.   RiverLink is the…


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Bourbon Mixer to Return to LouisvilleKY August 17th with Havana Nights Theme

Fundraiser will Benefit for the Coalition for the Homeless Louisville, Kentucky  – Two of Louisville‘s most spirited social groups, the Whisky Chicks and the Bourbon Brotherhood, will once again come together to host the 6th Annual Bourbon Mixer, presented by Splash Analytics, on August 17th from 6:30pm-10:30pm at The Henry Clay. Early bird tickets are available atwww.BourbonMixer.com for $75 in June and $100 in July, then go up to $125 in August. All proceeds will benefit the Coalition for the Homeless and its efforts to prevent and end homelessness in our city. This year’s event is themed “Havana Nights” and will feature festive Cuban style cocktails, but replacing the…


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Kentucky Derby Festival Returns Friday

  FamFest is June 14 in New Albany   Louisville, KY.- The Kentucky Derby Festival returns to Southern Indiana this Friday, for one day only! The second annual Horseshoe Foundation FamFest is set for Friday, June 14, in Downtown New Albany. The event was originally scheduled for April 19 but was postponed due to inclement weather. The Festival is teaming up with the Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County for the free family-friendly event. It will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. next to the YMCA located at 47 Pearl Street. “Horseshoe Foundation FamFest has a little bit of everything fans love…


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Mayor Fischer declares this week Pride Week in LouisvilleKY

Fischer encourages residents to show their colors in support of LGBTQ community LOUISVILLE, KY — Mayor Fischer, Metro Council representatives, Karen Williams, President & CEO of Louisville Tourism, Civitas, the newly-formed Louisville chapter of the National LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce, the Human Relations Commission and Chris Hartman, Director of the Fairness Campaign, joined together to declare June 10 – 17, 2019 as Pride Week in Louisville. “Louisville is a compassionate city where everyone is welcome,” said the Mayor. “Let’s join together to show support and unity for our LGBTQ family, because no matter where you’re from or who you love, Louisville welcomes…


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LouisvilleKY bids farewell to Rivue

  Louisville’s only revolving restaurant on the 25th floor of the Galt House Hotel will see its final sunset on July 13 and final brunch July 14 to make way for new restaurant concept.   LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY – The Galt House Hotel announced Rivue, its signature revolving restaurant on the twenty fifth floor, will close its doors on of Sunday, July 14 after a final weekend of service. A new restaurant concept will open in the same location in the spring of 2020.   Rivue, which opened in 2006, replacing Flagship, has long been a favorite for brunch, dinner and special occasions…