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26th Annual Derby Eve Gala Now Taking Place September 4th


As Churchill Downs announced the postponement of the Kentucky Derby this week amid concerns about the coronavirus epidemic, the American Lung Association in Kentucky’s 26th annual Derby Eve Gala will now take place on Friday, September 4th.

“The health and well-being of Lung Association event participants, volunteers, staff and partners is our top priority. So we commend Churchill Downs for their decision and are happy to follow suit," said Deena Adams, Executive Director of the Lung Association.

“We also feel fortunate to announce that attendees will still have the experience they are expecting, the same venue, band and ambiance. Until then, the Lung Association urges the public to follow the latest updates from and guidance given by the CDC on all COVID-19 related issues,” Adams concluded.

For more information about the Derby Eve Gala visit http://DerbyEveGala.org

For the latest COVID-19 news, developments and guidance visit http://CDC.gov

(provided by the American Lung Association of Kentucky)

Paul Hitchcock earned his Masters in Communications from Morehead State University and Bachelors in Radio-TV/Psychology from Georgetown College. A veteran broadcaster for more than 40 years and an avid fan of blues, jazz and American roots music. Hitchcock has been with WMKY since 1986 and was named General Manager in 2003. He currently hosts "Muddy Bottom Blues" (Fri., 8pm-9pm), "Nothin' But The Blues" (Sat., 8pm-12am), "Sunday Night Jazz Showcase" and "Live From The Jazz Lounge" (Sun., 8pm-9pm) and "The Golden Age of Radio" (Sun., 2pm-3pm). He also serves as producer for "A Time For Tales" and "The Reader's Notebook."
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