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LouisvilleKY honors Muhammad Ali with new website

Website brings together all things about Ali in Louisville; festival meant to inspire children LOUISVILLE, KY (June 6, 2016) – Muhammad Ali was a global icon and a true citizen of the world. But he was first and always a citizen of Louisville, where he was born and raised. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer today announced two local efforts to honor Ali’s local legacy. To aid the thousands of visitors flowing into the city this week, Louisville Metro Government has launched a special website devoted to Ali’s life in the River City. The site, alilouisville.com, includes information about Ali’s childhood, his early boxing…


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Louisville Ky girl wins KDF spelling bee

Louisville, Ky., – Third time was a charm for 10-year-old Tara Singh of Louisville as she won the 23rd annual Ford Motor Company Kentucky Derby Festival Spelling Bee today. Singh, who was competing for the third year in a row, correctly spelled “Eponym” – (of a person) giving their name to something. The competition was held in the Bomhard Theatre at the Kentucky Center for the Arts (501 W. Main Street in Louisville). Amber Voigtschild of Lawrence County, Indiana, was runner-up in the competition among students from Kentucky and Southern Indiana.  Singh represents Jefferson County Private Schools and is a…


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How Mayor Fischer Stumped Ken Jennings at the Idea Festival

What is bourbon, bitters, sugar and water? That would be the Jeopardy answer to this clue — In its economic development campaigns, Louisville and Mayor Greg Fischer promote the Old-Fashioned as the city’s signature drink. It contains these ingredients. During a discussion on the Idea Festival stage on Tuesday, the 74-time Jeopardy champion couldn’t come up with the answer posed by Fischer. Jennings was explaining how he prepared for the game show during his 2004 run, and though he doesn’t drink, explained that he memorized the ingredients for cocktails. That opened it up for Fischer to ask his question. Jennings,…


Dozens of Students Competing in KDF Spelling Bee in Louisville KY

from Kentucky Derby Festival… Louisville, KY.   – Students from around Kentucky and Southern Indiana will compete in the 22nd annual Ford Motor Company Kentucky Derby Festival Spelling Bee on Saturday, March 21st.  The competition starts at 11 a.m. and will be hosted at a new location this year, in the Bomhard Theatre at the Kentucky Center for the Arts (501 W. Main Street in Louisville). 63 students representing 60 counties will compete on Saturday.  They qualified by winning their respective school and county bees. Said Kimberly Hofmann, Ford Zone Manager for the Cincinnati region: “Ford’s commitment to driving a…


Ben Folds Fab at Sold-out Kentucky Center

I was pretty sure that Ben Folds was going to put on a memorable show at the Kentucky Center with the Louisville Orchestra. Before last night’s show, I didn’t really know much about Folds. But I knew he had to be more than a mere pop star to get an invite to play with the Orchestra, and that Whitney Hall doesn’t sell out for just any act. And it was special. More on that in a few graphs. About mid-week was when I first realized that – A, I had an opportunity to take Paula somewhere special on Saturday and…


FFF12: 4th Flyover Film Fest Kicks off in Hours

With festival alumni including the likes of independent heavyweights “Winter’s Bone” (Jennifer Lawrence launchpad), “Meek’s Cutoff” and “Another Earth”, the Flyover FIlm Festival continues its promise of bagging the best and freshest of the festival circuit (and some hometown highlights where avaialable), while demonstrating an impressive knack for choosing material that’s both current and vital.