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Here’s another round-up of LouisvilleKY’s Kentucky Derby Festival’s latest news

FUTURE CAT, CARDS AND HOOSIERS STAND OUT AT BASKETBALL CLASSIC Louisville, KY. –  A crowd of 4,812 was on hand Saturday night at Freedom Hall as Team Lightning defeated Team Thunder 122-109 in the 44th Annual Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic presented by Papa John’s. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (University of Kentucky) was named Team Lightning MVP. WKU signee Taveion Hollingsworth was named MVP of Team Thunder. Xavier signee Naji Marshall was named the “Fan Favorite” in online voting by fans and spectators at the game. This year’s game featured top rated recruits from the nation’s top college basketball programs, including University of Louisville signees…


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Reba McEntire to Perform at Kentucky State Fair with Special Guest Parmalee LOUISVILLE, Ky. (April 25, 2016) — Award-winning artist Reba McEntire will perform on the Kentucky State Fair Main Stage Thursday, Aug. 18 in Freedom Hall. As one of the world’s most successful female recording artists, Reba has four decades of chart-topping songs under her belt. She’s been recognized as the biggest female “hit maker” in country music history, earning 64 Top 10 hits and reaching her 35th No. 1 hit with “Turn on the Radio.” “We’re excited to bring Reba to the Kentucky State Fair,” said Steve Kelly,…


Highlighting a Pre-Pre Derby Week at Churchill, Library, Freedom Hall and a Racquetball Lesson

With a couple of days left still until the frenzy of Derby Week, I warmed up with an active schedule of interesting activities available only in Louisville, Kentucky. First, you can listen to my conversation with Darren Rogers, the big man on campus (at least as far as 2,000 media members are concerned) at the new and improved Churchill Downs. Here’s a link to our show, which also includes Kentucky Derby Festival board member Jill Bell. Listen to the Rusty Satellite Show here. The biggest improvement is the massive new scoreboard you’ve probably heard about on the backside. Of course,…


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No CATS fans in the ‘Ville? Maybe not at Freedom Hall…

As I sat down to watch the big UK v.UL matchup this year, I wondered what it will be like to have the (BBN) Big Blue Nation seated firmly in the YUM! Center in coming years. And after this week’s pitiful BBN turnout at Freedom Hall to watch the Cats play Arkansas, my thoughts again turn to the YUM! Center. I may not have the politics down like our own Rick Redding, but I do have a few opinions ( imagine that) on why only 14,000+ Cats fans showed for the UK v. ULAR game the other night.   Could…


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Pitino Remains Skeptical on NBA in Louisville

Coach Rick Pitino has come out in the past against a pro basketball team moving to Louisville, and today was more of the same. In his daily press conference, Pitino began a discussion regarding the NBA by asking the press about the latest news on the issue. At first the reporters took it as a joke, but Pitino persisted and received the low down from one writer. Pitino then outlined a couple of obstacles the NBA would face in Louisville, including scheduling conflicts with both the Men’s and Women’s Cardinal basketball teams, Freedom Hall not being an appropriate venue, and most interestingly…