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TARC Offers Free Service Derby Eve

TARC is partnering with Miller/Coors to offer free system-wide service beginning at 6 PM on Oaks Day.  The service will continue until 1 AM.

Miller Lite Free Rides is entering its third year with TARC.  The service will include a special trolley line that will run every 10 minutes until midnight on the Main-Market route, just south of Waterfront Park.

TARC executive director Barry Barker says this partnership is a great service for the community, but also helps people get acquainted with TARC and its routes.

Bus and trolley service will travel to popular Derby Eve destinations including restaurants, bars, neighborhood events and the Derby Eve concert at Waterfront Park.

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Thursday Here and Now: Oaks and Derby, Bullying, and Time to Cut Pakistan Loose?

Here’s some of what we’re getting ready for today’s show:
What Does Bin Laden’s Death Mean For The Afghan War & US Military? Defense analyst and author Tom Ricks says because Osama Bin Laden was found hiding in plain sight in Pakistan “the jig is up” and the U.S. should curtail relations with Pakistan. We’ll explore the consequences of that with him.

Three high school students are expected to accept plea arrangements today in a Massachusetts courtroom in the case of Phoebe Prince. We’ll look at what’s going on in state capitols around the country to stop bullying.

We’ll also look ahead to Oaks and Derby. And a memoir of homesteaders who wanted to get away from it all, but couldn’t leave their family problems behind.

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Churchill Downs to Sell Derby, Oaks Tickets Online

Churchill Downs officials say they’ll sell three-thousand bundled tickets to the Kentucky Derby and Oaks online next week.

Spokesperson Darren Rogers says the company has a new online ticket selling platform and they want to bring attention to it by selling tickets to the world’s most famous race.

Rogers says they’ll go on sale at noon on Wednesday.

“It’ll go until the tickets are gone,’ says Rogers. “We expect the product to likely move fast. We have a limited number of seats – 3,000 for Oaks Day and 3,000 for Kentucky Derby Day. They’re bundled together and they’ve been allocated for this online exclusive.”

Ticket prices range from 172-dollars for grandstand bleacher seats to over six-thousand dollars for a six-seat box in the clubhouse.