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KDF offers VIP seating for its LouisvilleKY concerts

Photos from KDF’s Instagram page…   Louisville, KY. – You can be front row at your favorite Derby Festival concert. The Festival’s Waterfront Jam VIP Viewing Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 9 at 10 a.m. These exclusive tickets which offer front row viewing will be offered for 4 of the 7 national concerts. Beginning April 27 at Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville, the concerts include MAX, Tyler Farr, Judah & The Lion, and Sheila E. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at General admission to all shows is FREE with a 2018 Pegasus Pin. Kroger sponsors the Waterfront Jam. Singer, songwriter “MAX” Schneider got…

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LouisvilleKy Zoo Reduces Winter General Admission Price and Announces Kroger Wild Winter Days Food Drive

  Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Zoo adult (12–59) general admission will be reduced to $9.95 and $6.95 for children (ages 3–11) and seniors (60+)  now through Feb. 28, 2018.   The Louisville Zoo is proud to team up with Kroger to help Dare to Care again support families in our community with a winter food drive during the Zoo’s Wild Winter Days presented by Kroger through Feb. 28.  Guests who bring at least one canned food item per person to benefit Dare to Care or who show their Kroger Plus card will receive $1 off winter adult or child’s admission. If…

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LouisvilleKY’s Krogers to stop helping Seniors with special discount days

By Jackie Hollenkamp Bentley Louisville, KY., – It appears Kroger’s Louisville Division will end its popular Senior Discount Program.  Several news organizations are reporting that the mega grocery chain is ending it’s 5 percent discount June 22nd. According to, removing the 5 percent discount is part of a “price-reduction plan” that will result in lower prices to “benefit all of its customers”. Of course, Kroger officials say, these seniors, many living on a fixed income, can continue to save with fuel points, coupons and that Free Friday download.  

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LouisvilleKY man solidifying KDF Burger Champ status

  March 20, 2017. Louisville, KY.   – For the second year in a row, Maurice Williams of Louisville is taking home the title of Derby Burger Champion, in the 6th Annual “Derby Burger Challenge” sponsored by Kentucky Beef Council and coordinated by the Kentucky Derby Festival. Williams’ recipe for his SmoFried Café Burger was selected as the overall winner after a cook-off this morning at the Kroger in Middletown. It features ground beef covered in coffee and cocoa powder, provolone cheese and pickled onions, all served on a toasted pretzel bun.   “I wanted to put together something conceptual and…


West Louisvilleky launches effort to get Wal-Mart to reconsider building at 18th and Broadway

    Louisville – Council members Jessica Green (D-1), Mary C. Woolridge (D-3) and Kelly Downard (R-16) are supporting a petition started by the Reverend Kirk M. Bush of Harrods Creek Baptist Church, asking Wal-Mart to reconsider their recent decision to cancel plans for the new supercenter development that was planned for 18th and Broadway. “We need Wal-Mart, We want Wal-Mart, we are encouraging them to rethink their decision and come back to the table,” said Green.  “We are desperate for the same goods, services and conveniences available in other parts of our community and implore Wal-Mart to give the…

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Passport Health Plan expands healthcare in LouisvilleKY and across Kentucky

Passport Health Plan partners with The Little Clinic to increase healthcare access for members around Kentucky Louisville, Ky. – Passport Health Plan has added The Little Clinic inside select Kroger stores around Kentucky to its growing network of accepted healthcare providers, effective January 1, 2017. “We are very excited to add The Little Clinic to our network of healthcare providers around the Commonwealth,” said Mark B. Carter, CEO of Passport Health Plan. “Opening access to these additional services will allow our members to get the care and treatment that they need to live healthier lives.” The Little Clinic locations are…

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New video follows Garland of Roses from Bogota to LouisvilleKY

Kroger ‘Journey of the Roses’ Video Showcases Sustainable Supply Chain PR Newswire CINCINNATI, Sept. 2, 2016 CINCINNATI, Sept. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — In celebration of The Kroger Co.’s (NYSE: KR) 29-year history of providing the Kentucky Derby’s annual Garland of Roses, the company released a new video that showcases the ‘Journey of the Roses’ – from a Rainforest Alliance-certified grower in Bogota,Columbia to the Winner’s Circle at Churchill Downs– and highlights the humanity and passion embedded in every step along the way. Click here to watch the Journey of the Roses. “We are committed to conscientiously driving sustainability and innovation…


Louisville Ky’s Drake’s to open “pop-up” bar for Thunder

  Drake’s By the River Opens Thunder Day                                                                                                                                                                         April 19, 2016. Louisville, KY.   – Just in time for the 2016 Derby Festival, Drake’s will open a new temporary bar at the Waterfront.  “Drake’s By the River,” will be introduced at Thunder Over Louisville on Saturday, April 23rd, and located inside the Thunder Chow Wagon. The “pop-up” bar will also return for the 9-day run of Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville.  The 30’ x 40’ full service bar is being built by The Event Company in Louisville. In addition to the full bar, they will also serve a special Festival themed drink: Drake’s Thunder Punch. …


142 cancer survivors selected for Louisville Ky’s Kentucky Oaks Survivors Parade

  Survivors Selected From Across the Nation for Signature Kentucky Derby Weekend Event   LOUISVILLE, KY (Wednesday, March 16, 2016) – Churchill Downs Racetrack (“CDRT”) and its charitable partners Bright Pink® and Horses and Hope today announced the 142 breast and ovarian cancer survivors selected from across the nation to walk in the 2016 Longines Kentucky Oaks Survivors Parade Presented by Kroger. The 142 selected survivors are listed at The eighth annual Survivors Parade will take place on Churchill Downs’ historic racetrack immediately prior to the running of the 142nd Longines Kentucky Oaks on May 6, 2016, the day before the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands. The…

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Nominations now open for Louisville Ky’s Kentucky Oaks Survivor’s parade

142 Breast and Ovarian Cancer Survivors to Participate in Kentucky Derby Event LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Churchill Downs Racetrack and its charitable partners Bright Pink® and Horses and Hope today announced that the online nomination process to select 142 breast and ovarian cancer survivors to walk in the 2016 Survivors Parade is open to the public. To nominate and select survivors to champion breast and ovarian health in this year’s Survivors Parade Nominations and selections end on March 15. The 142 participants will be announced on the website on March 16 and receive two seats to the 2016…