COVID-19 lockdowns cause Kentucky family to be stranded in Honduras, begs for state’s help Saturday, Mar 21 2020 

"It's frustrating when you feel like you've been abandoned by your federal government and betrayed by the U.S. carriers amongst you."


Kentucky governor announces state’s third coronavirus-related death, at least 87 confirmed cases Saturday, Mar 21 2020 

There are now at least 87 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, according to Beshear.

Huber’s Starlight Distillery creating free sanitizer for first responders and public Saturday, Mar 21 2020 

A churning vat of pure alcohol that is usually part the bourbon distilling process at Huber's Orchard and Winery is now being used to keep people safe from the coronavirus.

Kentucky Derby Festival postpones all events Saturday, Mar 21 2020 

By Madelin Shelton–

In addition to the postponement of the Kentucky Derby to September 5, the Kentucky Derby Festival has also been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

On March 17 the Kentucky Derby Festival issued a press release explaining that the decision came after communication with the governor’s office, the mayor’s office and public health experts. 

Matt Gibson, Kentucky Derby Festival President and CEO, said in the press release that this decision was made in the interest of health and safety. “Public health and safety needs to be our focus right now,” Gibson said. “We want to help in that effort and we also want the community to know we will be here once we get through this.”

The Festival hosts more than 70 events in the weeks preceding the famed Kentucky Derby. It hopes to still host some of its most popular events, including the minimarathon, the Pegasus Parade, Fest-a-Ville and the Chow Wagon. Thunder Over Louisville has been rescheduled for August 15 and other new dates will be released when they have been finalized. 

Further information about ticketed events, refunds and participant registration are also to be determined. Those who have purchased a 2020 Pegasus Pin are advised to continue to hold them. The pins will be usable at the festival during its later dates. 

The Kentucky Derby Festival will reach its 65th-anniversary milestone this year. While some festival events have had to be postponed or moved in previous years, this year will mark the first time in the festival’s history that all events will be postponed.

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Kentucky small businesses approved for federal disaster relief loans amid COVID-19 outbreak Saturday, Mar 21 2020 

Kentuckians can begin applying via the SBA's official website or by calling 800-659-2955.

Simple ways to support small businesses during COVID-19 shutdown Saturday, Mar 21 2020 

Evictions have been ordered to stop during the outbreak, but that's no guarantee small businesses can remain open after the shutdown ends.

Brad Cox-trained Wells Bayou wires the field for victory in Louisiana Derby Saturday, Mar 21 2020 

Louisville native Brad Cox had a big day at Fair Grounds, which then suspended the remainder of the meet because of the coronavirus.


Louisville’s Leading Women: Lesa Seibert, CEO and co-founder of Mightily Saturday, Mar 21 2020 

Lesa Seibert is currently the CEO & co-founder of Mightily. After leaving her corporate accounting job with the Kroger Company in 2000, Lesa launched not one, but two successful companies focused on advertising services, website development and digital marketing. Both firms are located in Louisville, and she serves them as...

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The drive-in, relic of yesterday, finds itself suited to now Saturday, Mar 21 2020 

The drive-in theater, long a dwindling nostalgia act in a multiplex world, is experiencing a momentary return to prominence.

Lamar Jackson Heisman bobblehead now available Saturday, Mar 21 2020 

By Cole Emery —

The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum unveiled an officially licensed, limited edition bobblehead featuring Lamar Jackson in the Heisman Trophy pose in his Louisville Cardinal uniform the morning of March 19.

The bobbleheads are being produced for the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum by Forever Collectibles, an official licensee and manufacturer of Louisville Cardinals and NCAA merchandise.

“Lamar’s bobbleheads have been among the most popular we’ve had over the past year and we kept getting requests for a Louisville bobblehead,” National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum co-founder and CEO Phil Sklar said. “We think this bobblehead of Lamar in the Heisman pose turned out great and will be a fan favorite for Lamar’s fans in Louisville, Baltimore and across the country.”

These new bobbleheads are now available for pre-sale through the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum’s online store. Each bobblehead will be individually numbered up to 2,020 and will cost $40 each plus a flat-rate shipping charge of $8 per order and will ship to customers in July.

Photo courtesy of The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum

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