Regional
11:17 am
Mon March 27, 2006

"Thunder" Loses Ford Sponsorship

Louisville, KY – People in charge of the annual "Thunder Over Louisville" fireworks extravaganza say the loss of Ford Motor Company as a sponsor won't seriously affect the show.
"Thunder" kicks off the Kentucky Derby Festival each year.
Ford dropped out as a sponsor, citing nation-wide cutbacks.
Four other major corporate sponsors remain...Chase Bank, Caesar's Indiana, United Parcel Service and the energy company E.ON.
Officials say if a replacement for Ford is not found, there could be cutbacks in the sound system, advertising and promotion.