KENTUCKY — This week in Kentucky, there will be a chance to honor some successful women in the Commonwealth, a large event returns to pre-pandemic normalcy and you can watch some Kentucky athletes compete on an international stage. 

What You Need To Know

  • Kentucky Chamber will honor successful women in Kentucky

  • People can weigh in on use for Louisville's American Rescue Plan funds

  • Some Kentuckians will compete in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

  • Dozens of restaurants will offer deals for Lexington Restaurant Week

Attendees will hear from speakers including Elaine Chao, former U.S. secretary of labor and U.S. secretary of transportation, University of Louisville president Dr. Neeli Bendapudi, Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman, and many other business and political leaders.

The summit will also include a presentation of the first Woman in Leadership Award.

The event starts at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Lexington Central Bank Center.

Louisville ARPA funds public comment session

Louisville Metro Council members are asking for input on how the city should spend $340 million in federal funds from the American Rescue Plan. Monday marks the second of three public comment hearings on the matter.

During the first hearing Saturday, council members listened as people went up to the microphone advocating for various things. Metro Housing Coalition Executive Director Cathy Kuhn said she would like to see at least $100 million go toward increasing affordable housing options in the city.

Others advocated for increased funding for Louisville's public libraries.

The next public hearing will be Monday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Southwest Regional Library. The final hearing will be July 26 from 6-8 p.m. at the West Broadway Church of Christ.

Lexington Restaurant Week

Lexington Restaurant Week kicks off Thursday. From July 22-Aug. 1, people can find multi-course specials at over 30 participating restaurants.

The multi-course specials will be either $19, $29 or $39 dollars. Space could be limited, so people are encouraged to make a reservation.

$2 from every special served benefits seven arts organizations including the Carnegie Center, Central Kentucky Youth Orchestra, Lexington Art League, Lexington Children's Theatre, Lexington Philharmonic and the Living Arts and Science Center.

You can find participating restaurants and deals on the Lexington Restaurant Week website.


The SOKY Fair runs all week long in Bowling Green. The event has been providing family-oriented activities for over 70 years. It is presented by the Bowling Green/Warren County Jaycees. 

Main events include Figure 8 races, a car demolition derby, a tractor pull and 4-H Ag shows. 

All proceeds are used throughout the year for various charity projects targeted to serve youth in South Central Kentucky.

The SOKY Fair runs July 19-24 at 506 Woodway Drive, Lampkin Park, Kentucky. Gates open at 6 each night and track events start at 7:30 p.m. 

The $12 admission price includes all events and carnival rides. Children under 36" can get in free.

Kentuckians to compete at 2020 Tokyo Olympics

The long-awaited 2020 Tokyo Olympics kick off this week. This comes after the world's largest sporting event was canceled last year due to the pandemic.

While this is obviously not happening in the Commonwealth, there will be a number of Kentuckians competing on the international stage this summer.

We have a full list of everybody with Kentucky ties that you can keep an eye out for.

The Opening Ceremonies take place Friday.