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U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, of Bowling Green, tests positive for COVID-19, third Congressman with positive test

By Mark Hansel KyForward managing editor U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-KY, announced on Sunday that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). He is the first U.S. senator and third member of Congress known to have contracted the virus. Sen. Paul’s office released the following statement regarding his test result: Sen. Paul “Senator Rand Paul has tested positive for COVID-19. He is feeling...

Warren Greer: Andy Beshear’s victory saves the Kentucky Democratic Party’s ‘glass floor’

At long last, Kentucky’s 2019 gubernatorial election is over. As a life-long Democrat and a firm believer in decency and civility, I’m glad Matt Bevin got what he deserved. But I’m also a little sad that Andy Beshear won, because the elitist faction of the Kentucky Democratic Party (KDP) now has new life and was not as fully exposed as it otherwise would have been. Just think what the storylines...

University of Kentucky, City of Louisville partnering for $2.1 billion ‘Kentucky Can’ campaign

UK President Eli Capilouto speaks to more than 250 supporters who attended the Kentucky Can campaign kickoff in Louisville March 19. (Photo by Mark Cornelison, UK) By Jay Blanton University of Kentucky The state’s largest city has large aspirations for the future: at least 40,000 more residents with bachelor’s degrees in Louisville to fuel sustainable, long-term economic growth. Such goals, says...

Louisville Breeders’ Cup Festival announces lineup to celebrate horse racing’s world championships

In a downtown ceremony on Thursday, Mayor Greg Fischer, city officials, business community leaders and the Louisville Breeders’ Cup Festival officially announced their lineup of events for Breeders’ Cup week. Fischer The Festival is a week-long community-wide celebration of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs, November 2-3 and it features enjoyable events and activities for...

Bourbon without borders – Gov. Bevin signs shipping bill, sends first bottles of signature spirits

Gov. Matt Bevin has ceremonially signed a new law that allows visitors to ship bottles of Kentucky’s signature spirit home, then joined Bourbon Barons and legislative leaders to box and dispatch the first commemorative bottles to celebrate the historic occasion. Gov. Bevin The event took place at the new Kentucky Bourbon Trail Welcome Center at the Frazier History Museum along Louisville’s famed...

UK College of Design expands into Louisville with first satellite architecture studio

In partnership with the City of Louisville and Portland Investment Initiative (Pii), the College of Design at the University of Kentucky will host its first satellite studio in West Louisville beginning with the fall 2017 semester. After meeting with Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Pii founder Gill Holland in spring 2016, Dean Mitzi Vernon set the wheels in motion for the inaugural “studio away”...

Frazier History Museum, Kentucky Distillers partner to create new Bourbon Trail Welcome Center

The Frazier History Museum and the Kentucky Distillers’ Association have finalized a partnership to mutually develop a Kentucky Bourbon Trail Welcome Center & Exhibit that will be located at the Frazier along Louisville’s famed Whiskey Row. The center will exclusively become the “Official Starting Point of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Experiences” when it opens in August 2018, showcasing...

Angel’s Envy Distillery becomes latest facility added to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail experience

Angel’s Envy, Louisville’s newest distillery, is also the newest member of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail experience, becoming the 10th stop on the world-famous journey that showcases the state’s signature spirit. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer made the announcement Monday at the downtown site on historic Whiskey Row, where Angel’s Envy recently opened its $27 million distillery, brand home and...

U of L Yearlings Club fall discussion series begins with mayor’s fireside chat Sunday

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer will talk about his community vision as he opens the University of Louisville-Yearlings Club fall discussion series, with other events focusing on the topics of criminal justice and the election’s impact. Greg Fischer The UofL College of Arts and Sciences’ international, diversity and engagement programs office is offering the free, public forums in partnership with...

Inaugural Local Food Heroes Farm to Table Dinner proceeds benefit Lincoln Foundation

This meal from Ramsi’s Café on the World consists of Alaskan halibut with Haricots verts and Jericho romaine from Raising Hope Organic Farm and pickled blueberries from Spring Hollow Farm. There are also capers and feta. (Photo from Ramsi’s via Facebook)   Three Kentucky farmers voted as the Commonwealth’s Local Food Heroes for 2013 will be honored in a dinner on Aug. 18 at Ramsi’s...

Louisville boys, girls club leading way to more nutritional future with Seed to Sale garden

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer helps two members of the Parkland Boys and Girls Club start their garden following the ceremony to launch the Seed to Sale program July 2 in Louisville. (Kentucky Department of Agriculture photo by Chris Aldridge)   Louisville’s Parkland Boys and Girls Club members are taking their nutrition into their own hands – literally.   Local youth,...