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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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John Schnatter Headlines LouisvilleKY’s Chamber Annual Meeting

(Louisville) – With a focus on innovation, Greater Louisville Inc.- the Metro Chamber of Commerce kicked off Annual Meeting at The Palace Theatre on Wednesday, January 25th, 2017.    “Innovation is the lifeblood of business evolution and evolve we must to fly high enough to escape the gravity of the status quo,” GLI President & CEO Kent Oyler told the audience of more than 1000 business, civic, and community leaders. “Winning means attracting and growing the industries of the future.” Founder and CEO of Papa John’s Pizza, John Schnatter, gave the keynote address and answered questions from the Founder and President of…


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Get Crafty Louisville for a good cause

Louisville, Ky —Cure CF Inc, a Louisville-based non-profit, is thrilled to announce CRAFT 2015—a premier pizza and beer festival. The event is designed to bring together the uniqueness of Louisville’s culinary and brewing scenes into one incredible evening that celebrates the culture of our city while raising money and awareness for cystic fibrosis. CRAFT 2015, presented by Anthem, will take place Saturday, October 10 from 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. at the 2nd Bridge Streetscape located on 2nd Street in downtown Louisville. CRAFT 2015 is a grassroots event that has curated some of the region’s best craft pizza and beer…


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Louisville-based Papa John’s Adds Another Ingredient with Superstar J.J. Watt

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Papa John’s continues to “up its game” not only with better ingredients in its pizza but also with the addition of another elite NFL athlete as a brand spokesperson: J.J. Watt. The 2015 NFL Defensive Player of the Year and MVP runner-up, Watt joins the two-time Offensive Player of the Year winner and five-time MVP Peyton Manning, to round out Papa John’s “Better” team as they gear up for another season as the Official Pizza Sponsor of the NFL. “We went for two and scored big with the addition of J.J. Watt to our All-Pro starting lineup,” said…


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NBA is a Done Deal for Pizza Guys

Ready for the Louisville Pizza? J. Bruce Miller announced last night that in secret talks with NBA commissioner David Stern, he’d reached an agreement to bring the New Orleans Hornets to Freedom Hall this fall. And Miller revealed that his huge investment group – the one he said could buy the whole league if it wanted to — was actually local rich guys John Schnatter and David Novak. “These are top-secret deals, and I had to provide a cover story for John and David until we got it done,” Miller said. “So I made up the story about the foreign…


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Dog-Gone it, A Super Bowl Tie Would be Great

We got off to quite a start to the week yesterday here at LouisvilleKYcom.  First, a brief post on a typo made at WLKY got picked up by the national sports blog Deadspin, and then several other national sites, so we are officially on the map.  And I had to remove my first comment for being too profane, and stupid. And then there were first posts by some of my favorite writers — musician Brigid Kaelin and journalist Jackie Bentley. And the coolest neighborhood reporter, the original Bon Air Observer, told us about the sordid murderous Rai family that owns…