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Locust Grove Plans A Year Of Programming Celebrating The Age Of Hamilton
Historic Locust Grove, a National Historic Landmark established c. 1792, is planning a year of programming centering on The Age
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Local Woman Wins More Than $300,000 in Cancer Charity Raffle
It all began nearly a year ago when local non-profit, Shirley’s Way, kicked off their Queen of Hearts charity raffle
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Bernheim Bridge Repair Project To Begin In Cherokee Park
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) recently awarded a contract for rehabilitation of the Bernheim Bridge in Cherokee Park in Louisville.
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  • Freedom Hall Host Four Nights of High Horsepower Action (2/13/2019)

    Time to Kick the Tires and Light the Fires for the 2019 Championship Tractor Pull

    2018 6,350lb Modified 4×4 Truck Champion, War Wagon

    Held each year in conjunction with the National Farm Machinery Show, the Championship Tractor Pull draws more than 75,000 fans to Freedom Hall as larger-than-life machines compete for bragging rights and a share of a sizable prize purse.

    Organized in 1969, when 66 tractors competed across three classes, the pull has now grown into a premiere event that boasts dozens of drivers and machines in nearly a dozen classes including 2WD and 4×4 trucks, both gas and diesel powered, and tractors ranging from 7,500lb modified tractors to Super Stock Alcohol Tractors to the gargantuan 10,200lb Pro Stock Tractors.

    Competitors vie to reach the furthest distance while dragging a weighted sled down the dirt track created in the former Louisville Cardinal’s home in Freedom Hall.

    If seeing, hearing, and feeling the roar of the enormous machines from your seat is not enough, visitors are also encouraged to visit The Pit in Broadbent arena from 9am to 5pm Wednesday through Friday and from 9am to 11am on Saturday. In The Pit, visitors can check out the trucks and tractors up close and talk to the drivers and crew who make it all happen. Admission to The Pit is free.

    While the exhibits, seminars, and marketplace of the National Farm Machinery Show and access to The Pit are all free, the Championship Tractor Pull is a ticketed event and parking for both events is subject to KEC parking fees of $10. Tickets are available online or at the gate and range from $10 to $45 for single-show tickets. Passes to all four performances range from $70 to $200, depending on seating level. For attendees who want to have a premium experience during the pulls, the venue offers The Club tickets, which include livestream of the event, food, private restrooms, and cash bar service.

    An online PPV livestream of the event is also available world wide at starting at $40.

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Kentuckiana News Headlines


Inauguration For Mayor Greg Fischer And Other Local Elected Officials Is Set For January 7
Mayor Greg Fischer, Louisville Metro Council members and other elected officials will be sworn in for new terms of office
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Christmas Tree Disposal Options
Metro Public Works will provide curbside pickup of Christmas Trees within the Urban Services District (the old City of Louisville
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Louisville Metro Government Sets Goal To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions By 80%
Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Louisville is joining cities across the globe by setting a goal of an 80
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Holidays Waste Collection Schedule
Solid waste collection services will be altered under the following schedule for the Christmas and New Year’s holiday weeks. Garbage/yard
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JCPS Opens Application Period For Charter Schools
Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) today opened the application period for prospective charter schools with the release of its Request
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City And Citizens Union Bank Celebrate Partnership On The First Energy Project Assessment District Project
Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that the Office of Sustainability has implemented its first Energy Project Assessment District (EPAD) project
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Colonels Act On Louisville Homeless
The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels (HOKC) will award a $25,000 emergency grant for specific tangible items to the Coalition
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Councilwoman Sexton Smith To Unveil New Sign Honoring The Life And Legacy Of Dr. James E. Miller
He served the community of Louisville for more than 40 years as a pastor and an advocate for housing and
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Councilman James Hosts The Winter Wonderland Coat Giveaway
Elementary school students at six schools in District 6 will get a special present this year when Councilman David James
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Councilwoman Woolridge And Kappa Alpha Psi Will BRing Holiday Cheer To Families In Need In District 3
Councilwoman Mary C. Woolridge will join the Louisville (KY) Alumni and Alpha Omicron (Undergraduate Members of the University of Louisville)
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JCPS Application Period For Families Ends December 19
The Jefferson County Public School (JCPS) District is reminding families that the application period for 2019-20 school year enrollment in
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Creason Protection And Restoration Plan
The city of Louisville is privileged to host the USA Cyclocross National Championships at Joe Creason Park December 11-15. This
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Councilman Yates Makes The Final Push For The Community To Get Involved With Coat-A-Kid Campaign
For the second year in a row, Councilman David Yates (D-25) is calling upon the community to become part of
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Councilwoman Woolridge Hosts Annual District 3 Holiday Party
Councilwoman Mary C. Woolridge will once again bring holiday cheer to the children of District 3 and their families with
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Navigation Experience For Patrons Who Are Visually Impaired Enchanced At Kentucky Venues
Kentucky Venues’ guests who are blind or visually impaired will soon have access to an innovative technology that will improve
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Work Begins Today To Move George Prentice Statue
Work is beginning today to move the George Dennison Prentice statue from outside the Louisville Free Public Library’s main branch
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Living Room Program Opens To Public
One year after its start as a pilot program limited to two Louisville Metro Police divisions, the Living Room program
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LMAS Waives Redemption Fees To Reduce Shelter Overcrowding
The Louisville Metro Animal Services shelter has reached maximum capacity, so in an effort to reduce the kennel population, all redemption
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The Louisville Orchestra Presents Star Wars: A New Hope In Concert
The Louisville Orchestra will present Star Wars: A New Hope In Concert featuring screenings of the complete film with Oscar®-winning
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