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Mayor’s Subway Fresh Fit Hike, Bike & Paddle Returns to LouisvilleKY Labor Day

  Booths, activities begin at 8 a.m./cycling, paddling, walking at 10 a.m.  LOUISVILLE  – Thousands of cyclists, walkers, canoeists and kayakers will hit the streets and the Ohio River on Labor Day, Sept. 4, for the 26th Subway Fresh Fit Hike, Bike & Paddle at Waterfront Park. “What better way to mark the end of the summer and the Labor Day holiday than in the company of your friends, family and neighbors, at our beautiful waterfront,” said Mayor Greg Fischer. “I invite everyone to come out, meet some new friends, and have fun!” Subway Restaurants is the title sponsor of Hike, Bike & Paddle, with…


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2016 Voyageur Canoe World Championship kicks off in LouisvilleKY Saturday

PRESENTED BY YUM! BRANDS AND MAYOR GREG FISCHER, SET FOR JULY 30 First Race-Media Race 2PM Canoe race on the Ohio River will benefit Dare to Care Food Bank   Louisville, KY, June 9, 2016 – The 2016 Voyageur Canoe World Championship, presented by Yum! Brands and Mayor Greg Fischer, will be held July 30, 2016, at Louisville’s Waterfront Park.  The event will feature over 30 Voyageur Canoes racing on the Ohio River to claim the 2016 World Championship featuring a picnic atmosphere!  Yum! Brands is presenting the event with supporting sponsorship from Gordon Food Service, Restaurant Supply Chain Solutions, and…


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Signs of Louisville trouble!

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know rain in, around and East of Louisville spells trouble for the Ohio River. Tuesday morning the water in the Ohio River was just starting to overflow its banks. It’s not an unusual problem for the Louisville area, but it can cause plenty of headaches for anyone traveling along the banks of the Ohio. This year because of the Sherman Minton bridge being closed down and the rerouting of traffic along I 64 and I 71, River Road is especially busy. If the water levels rise high enough, River Road will be put…


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Sailing for a Cure Foundation holds regatta on the Ohio this weekend!

Many of you know I have been around boats most of my life, getting out on the Ohio is always great fun and I can handle a pretty big ship when I have to. There is one battle(ship) I haven’t faced, but some folks in our community have, and thats Leukemia & Lymphoma. I have had a few friends afflicted, and recovered, so you just never know who or how you may be touched by this disease. As we enjoy this fabulous Thursday Fall-like  weather, and gear up for a great weekend, lets “raise a sail” and head down to…


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Benefit for Kids with Leukemia on the River this Weekend!

  Many of you know I have been around boats most of my life, getting out on the Ohio is always great fun and I can handle a pretty big ship when I have to. There is one battle(ship) I haven’t faced, but some folks in our community have, and thats Leukemia & Lymphoma. I have had a few friends afflicted, and recovered, so you just never know who or how you may be touched by this disease. As we enjoy this fabulous Thursday Fall-like  weather, and gear up for a great weekend, lets “raise a sail” and head down…


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Water water everywhere! Riverfest Music Festival this weekend

Its that time of year, when we Louisvillians hit the water anyway we can to beat the heat. The best we can do is seek out the water around us in neighborhood pools, lakes or the mighty Ohio for that cool refreshing dip. Then come the important part, hydration. In this crazy Kentucky hot and humid climate, the good old Louisville tap is on hand for that much needed sip. But what if we didn’t have that clean H2O at our fingertips? Did you know that 40% of the world’s illnesses have origins in water? “It’s an unfortunate paradox that…


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Sirens and Rolling on the River…

What started out a casual drift up river to catch a little after-work respite,  quickly turned south as the weather rolled into the ‘Ville Wednesday evening. Now, not to say that we are the oldest or best captains of these there waters on the Ohio, but between us we have seen a good lifetime  on the river. The windy conditions weren’t bad enough to keep us at bay, and we believe a little cruise out in the sun will melt your troubles away. So we turn out of the marina on calm waters and come up to the mouth where…


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“Hell or High Water” Brings WFPK’s Waterfront Wednesday to Headliners

The first water rescue that I’m aware of in local concert history, Hell or High Water showcase will bring the music from the flooded Waterfront Wednesday indoors to Headliners Music Hall on Wednesday April 27. Yes, the Lord may have been willin’ but the creek did rise. Meaning, the show must go on! An impressive debut for the 2011 season, Walk the Moon, Sarah Jaffe and The Deloreans are rising stars that are just too damn hot to be challenged by rising water. This 21-and-over show is free. Doors open and 7:00 p.m. and the bands strike up at 8:00…