$5 million+ in improvements are planned for Carter Caves and Greenbo Lake state resort park as part of the part of the “Restoring the Finest” initiative.
Plans include replacing the current grandstand with a $150 million racing and gambling facility. “Our team is poised to restore Turfway to its former glory,” said Churchill Downs president Kevin Flanery.
The Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet issued a request for proposals to find a partner to design, build, operate, finance and maintain an amateur sports complex at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer Park in Louisville.
Total tourism spending tops $1.3 billion in Louisville with the top two expenditures being lodging (39%) and food/beverage at restaurants (25%).
The company behind the world’s top-selling bourbon, Jim Beam, is pouring tens of millions of dollars into a new Kentucky distillery.
The Waterfront Botanical Gardens are a creation of Botanica, a Kentucky-based gardening organization with goals of improving sustainability.