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Details for Muhammad Ali’s LouisvilleKY funeral

Louisville, KY., – Muhammad Ali’s funeral will take place in his hometown of Louisville, KY on Friday, June 10th at the KFC YUM! Center. The service will be open to the public and will begin at 2:00 pm. For those unable to attend, it will be streamed live from www.alicenter.org. The event will be open to the public with limited seating. Information and details on tickets will be released as they become available. In addition to the funeral, there will be a procession throughout Louisville to allow the general public to pay their last respect to the “Greatest of All Time.”…


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LouisvilleKY government leaders react to passing of city’s favorite son

From www.louisvilleky.gov.   Louisville, KY., – “Our city, our Commonwealth, our nation and the world has lost “The Greatest”. Not only was Muhammad Ali a legend in the world of sports, and considered by many to be the greatest heavyweight boxer of all time, he changed the world with what he did outside the ring. He was a champion for civil rights, religious freedom, and solving conflicts through peace and understanding. A man of humble beginnings right here in Louisville, who inspired young people to be the best they could be in whatever field they chose to pursue. To Lonnie and…


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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 author gets a big banner

Louisville, Ky., – Famed Louisville mystery writer Sue Grafton can now be seen by anyone driving downtown. Local news outlets report that the banner, located on the Springhill Suites/Fairfield Inn hotels is already up and ready for its official dedication Wednesday, April 20th. The black and white image of the author of “A is for Alibi” and a host of other novels joins a host of other Louisvillians who have made their mark on the world including Muhammad Ali, Pat Day, Tori Murden and others. The Hometown Heroes project is sponsored by the Greater Louisville Pride Foundation. For more information about…


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Muhammad and Lonnie Ali Launch Leadership Scholarship with University of Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Muhammad and Lonnie Ali have made a donation to University of Louisville Athletics to endow the Muhammad Ali Leadership Baseball Scholarship, providing a lasting legacy with the Cardinals for the hometown legend.   The $100,000 commitment for the scholarship includes a $50,000 honorarium Ali will receive when he is awarded the inaugural Grawemeyer Spirit Award on Sept. 17, and the additional $50,000 is from an anonymous donor who matched the amount.   The Grawemeyer Spirit Award will be presented at a free, public ceremony Sept. 17 at 11 a.m. at The Louisville Palace.  The legendary Ali will also…


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University of Louisville to give first Grawemeyer Spirit Award to Muhammad Ali

Louisville, Ky., – The University of Louisville will pay tribute to Muhammad Ali in a free, public ceremony Sept. 17 as the legendary boxer receives the inaugural Grawemeyer Spirit Award. The prize marks the 30th anniversary of the Grawemeyer Awards and will be presented to Ali at 11 a.m. at The Louisville Palace. Ali was selected for the award for his role in inspiring others and affecting positive change in the world. “The Grawemeyer Spirit Award recognizes an individual whose beliefs, actions and worldwide impact are in accord with Charles Grawemeyer’s reason for creating the awards program that bears his name,”…


New Video Showcases All That Is Louisville

Located on the banks of the Ohio River, Louisville is a place that offers the warmth and hospitality of the South, the convenience and ease of the Midwest, and the sophistication and cultural creativity of a major metropolitan location. It’s the birthplace of Muhammad Ali, Diane Sawyer and Jennifer Lawrence. It’s the home of the Louisville Slugger bat, the Kentucky Derby and the Urban Bourbon Trail®. Known as the “Culinary Capital of Bourbon Country®”, it’s a place where chefs are tweaking their New Southern Cuisine by adding bourbon. Louisville has it all, all in one great place – home to…


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Insider Ire on Journalism, ArkSpeak, Ali’s 70th, and Guess Who’s for Pot?

OK, local journalism followers — you’re gonna want to read Terry Boyd’s rant against local television station WAVE-TV. Boyd called me last night, complaining that the story that his Insider Louisville blog broke had been stolen and aired on the station without attribution. Yes, this kind of thing ticks us off. If I break a story, I want to get credit when it’s repeated on the nightly TV news.  Boyd claims WAVE aired the story on the potential courtship of Kentucky Kingdom by the owners of Holiday World, using his story for its information without giving any credit. In his…


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Get in Touch with The Greatest

It’s a Holiday, and a good one. Rather than just enjoy the day off (if you work for the government), it’s a good day to visit the Muhammad Ali Center downtown. If you haven’t been, you’re missing one of the city’s best attractions. To celebrate the holiday, and the 69th birthday of “The Greatest”, there are special admission discounts. Take an old cell  phone down there and get in free. Otherwise it’s $2. The Center is presenting King’s “I Have a Dream” speech all day. Ark Farce: Experts lined up to scoff at attendance projections for the Ark Encounter amusement…