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Landbank Authority approves sales of 50 vacant properties in LouisvilleKY

Louisville, KY., – 50 vacant properties in various neighborhoods were approved for sale to buyers by the Landbank Authority at its November meeting. An increase in sales can be attributed to new programs of the Vacant & Public Property Administration, which debuted on October 20. The programs are designed to provide more opportunity for residents to purchase Landbank Authority-owned vacant properties. For comparison, 56 vacant properties were sold in all of 2016 and 36 vacant properties had been sold in 2017 year-to-date. The following structures were demolition candidates but were approved for sale as part of the new program called…


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LouisvilleKY Area Home Sales Up

Louisville, KY (November 15, 2017) – The Greater Louisville Association of Realtors® (GLAR) reported sales up 2.34% year-to-date (YTD) for 2017. Sales in October were 1,445 versus 1,545 last October representing a 6.47% decrease. The average price YTD was up 5.02% and the median price was up 5.06%. In Jefferson County, the average price in October 2017 was $196,908 and the median was $163,000. For all MLS areas, the inventory of available properties was 9.59% lower than at the same time last year. In Jefferson County, the inventory of homes and condos for sale was 7.72% lower than October 2016. Inventory…


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LouisvilleKY’s Actors Theatre releases lineup for the next Humana Festival of New American Plays

  Famous Festival runs February 28 – April 8, 2018 Louisville, KY – Actors Theatre of Louisville Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Kevin E. Moore are delighted to announce the lineup for the 42nd Humana Festival of New American Plays. A cultural highlight for theatre lovers, artists and producers across the country, the Humana Festival runs February 28 through April 8, 2018. This year’s Festival program will feature six world premieres, including (in order of opening; for more information on individual plays, see below): God Said This by Leah Nanako Winkler Marginal Loss by Deborah Stein Do You Feel Anger? by Mara Nelson-Greenberg Evocation to…


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LouisvilleKY’s Mayor’s Music & Art Series will discuss The Louisville Knot

Louisville, KY., – Mayor Greg Fischer will hold the next installment of the Mayor’s Music & Art Series on Thursday, November 16 at 5:30 p.m. in the Mayor’s Gallery at Metro Hall. The topic of the event will be The Louisville Knot, an upcoming art installation to be installed under the 9th Street underpass at Main Street. Louisville Metro Government, in coordination with the Louisville Downtown Partnership and other stakeholders, selected a multi-disciplinary team to design and to build a public art and lighting feature to enhance the 9th Street underpass. The installation, called The Louisville Knot, proposes to enhance…


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LouisvilleKY’s Derby Festival gives runners VIP Incentives to race

Louisville, KY.   – The Kentucky Derby Festival is offering runners the ultimate race day with a new VIP Experience Presented by ZEGGZ. This new VIP package is for runners participating it the 2018 miniMarathon/Marathon Presented by Walmart and Humana on Saturday, April 28, 2018.   Runners can upgrade to VIP status once they register for the race at DerbyFestivalMarathon.com. Tickets for the VIP Experience are $65 each and include the following amenities: Early access to Race Expo & Packet Pick-up Reserved parking at the Start/Finish Line Finish line hospitality featuring ZEGGZ chef-on-demand and a signature cocktail by Jim Beam Complimentary runner recovery massages by…


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LouisvilleKY groups release New Body Safety Guide

Body Safety 101: A caregiver’s guide to empowering your child and safe body boundaries. (Louisville, KY,) The Kosair Charities® Face It Movement has partnered with the Kentucky Association of Children’s Advocacy Centers and Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky to create a new tool to continue to fight child abuse in our community. The new tool offers a guide for parents and caregivers on taking steps to surround children with safe caregivers in safe environments and talking with children about their bodies, body safety, and personal boundaries. “Parents and caregivers need the tools to talk to their children about body safety. This…


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Taylor Swift is coming to LouisvilleKY

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.,  –The first round of dates for Taylor Swift’s reputation Stadium Tour were announced this morning just days after the ten-time GRAMMY winner performed “…Ready For It?” and “Call It What You Want” from the unanimously critically-acclaimed album, reputation, on “Saturday Night Live.” Taylor Swift’s reputation Stadium Tour will be produced and promoted by the Messina Touring Group (MTG) and AEG Presents in North America, and Live Nation overseas, and kicks off on May 8, 2018 in Arizona. Tickets for the North American leg will go on-sale to the general-public on December 13th. Fans will have the opportunity to purchase tickets in advance of the public on-sale in…


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LouisvilleKY’s Derby Festival Has A Golden Ticket

Louisville, KY.  – Taking a lesson from Willy Wonka, the Kentucky Derby Festival’s Foundation is giving away a Golden Ticket for the 2018 Festival. The lucky winner (and a guest) will experience the Derby Festival like never before! The Golden Ticket includes a Derby Festival package valued at $3553. This is a once in a lifetime chance to attend many of the Festival’s most anticipated (and often sold out) events. Raffle tickets are 50 dollars each and ONLY 500 will be sold.   The Golden Ticket raffle is also for a good cause. Proceeds benefit the Kentucky Derby Festival’s Foundation – the charitable…


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LouisvilleKY’s Omni Hotel now taking online reservations

Website Booking Launches, 600 Rooms Now Available for Individual Travelers; Hotel to feature more than 20 unique experiences and services LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Nov. 6, 2017) – Omni Louisville Hotel, the city’s tallest, most luxurious, full-service hotel is now taking online reservations! Whether you’re a Kentucky Bourbon Trail traveler, a couple planning a romantic weekend anniversary or entrepreneur scouting Louisville as a business location, you can now book your room directly on Omni Louisville’s website, which launched this week. “You know you are really ‘open for business’ when guests can start planning their trips and reserving their rooms,” said Scott Stuckey, Omni Louisville…


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Tomorrow’s Talent summit to focus on the future of LouisvilleKY youth

Mayor Fischer to join local and national experts at Ali Center on Dec. 8 LouisvilleKY., – Registration is now open for Tomorrow’s Talent, a workforce and education summit that brings together national and local experts to focus on ways for young people to realize their full potential in education and the workforce — creating the maximum impact to the regional economy. The event is from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, at the Muhammad Ali Center. Registration is free at www. kentuckianaworks.org/summit. Tomorrow’s Talent is presented by KentuckianaWorks, 55,000 Degrees and Greater Louisville Inc., with funding from the JPMorgan Chase…