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Mayor Fischer names James L. Blanton as director of Louisville Free Public Library

Louisville, Ky., – Citing his innovative approach to lifelong learning, including making libraries as centers of knowledge in addition to books, Mayor Greg Fischer today named James L. Blanton as the new director of the Louisville Free Public Library. Blanton is currently director of the Daviess County Public Library in Owensboro, a position he’s held since 2012. He served many roles in his 12 years at the Chesapeake Public Library in Virginia, including senior library manager, overseeing all aspects of operations for the main central library. ‘The Chesapeake library system, with seven branches, serves the city’s 231,000 residents. “Mr. Blanton takes…

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Louisville’s Forecastle Festival Releases Daily Schedule

Louisville, Ky., – Led by Sam Smith, My Morning Jacket, Widespread Panic and Modest Mouse, Forecastle Festival has released its daily schedule, available at ForecastleFest.com Links to the daily schedule are provided below.  General admission weekend passes, single-day tickets, VIP and all-inclusive travel packages options are on sale now. All festival tickets are available at ForecastleFest.com, Ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlets. Friday, July 17 Saturday, July 18 Sunday, July 19 Kick-Off Event Set for Thursday, July 16 Forecastle and Against The Grain Brewery will once again host the official Forecastle Kick-Off event on Thursday, July 16. The event will offer…