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LouisvilleKY’s Humana joins ‘Consortium’ to Acquire Curo Health Services

LOUISVILLE, Ky. & SAN FRANCISCO & NEW YORK & MOORESVILLE, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM), TPG Capital (TPG), Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe (WCAS) (collectively, the Consortium) today announced a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Curo Health Services (Curo), one of the nation’s leading hospice operators providing care to patients at 245 locations in 22 states. The Consortium is purchasing Curo for approximately $1.4 billion, in which Humana will have a 40 percent minority interest. The Consortium members partnered with the objective of investing in and building businesses that can help modernize, enhance and transform home healthcare in America. Curo…


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Downtown LouisvilleKY Lane Closures mean minor lane changes for KDF Mini and Marathon

Race Registration Closes at Midnight on April 24th Louisville, KY.   – The Kentucky Derby Festival is re-routing a small portion of the 2018 Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon/Marathon presented by Humana due to recent lane closures on Main Street between 4th and 7th Streets. The races are set for this Saturday, April 28. The changes will affect runners in both the mini and Marathon within the first two miles as runners are diverted around the construction along Main Street. Runners will instead go west on Market Street. “All downtown traffic is being rerouted on Main Street in this area and the Kentucky Derby Festival is no exception,” said Shanna Ward, Race…


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Sentient Jet Announces Exclusive Kentucky Derby Experiences in LouisvilleKY

Experiences Include Breakfast Hosted by Brand Ambassador Bobby Flay and Derby Air Service The Preferred Private Aviation Partner of the Kentucky Derby®, Kentucky Oaks®, and Churchill Downs® offers the most luxurious way to experience the races for third consecutive year QUINCY, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sentient Jet, a Directional Aviation company, today announces its plans for the 2018 Kentucky Derby as the Preferred Private Aviation Partner of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve, Longines Kentucky Oaks, and Churchill Downs Racetrack for the third year in a row. A longtime supporter of the horseracing community, Sentient Jet once again offers the most luxurious way to experience “the most exciting two minutes in…


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LouisvilleKY’s Omni Residences now open for lease

Louisville, KY., – Empty nester? Single? Or a professional seeking to live closer their offices in Downtown Louisville?  The Residences at Omni Louisville are now accepting applications for lease for its 200-plus units in the Omni Louisville Hotel building. So far, 34 have been spoken for, leaving 191 still open for applications. Rent prices range between $1500 and $2500. That will get you access to the hotel’s spa, market, restaurants, bars and speakeasy, as well as a dedicated concierge, door-to-door dry cleaning services, 24-hour fitness center, rooftop pool, sky lounge, fire pit, a pet spa, and bicycle storage and repair…


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Soundtrack ready for LouisvilleKY’s favorite fireworks show

Louisville, KY.  – Thunder Officials ran their first sound check of this year’s fireworks soundtrack in the Command Center this morning. This year’s theme – “A Disco Thunder” – celebrates disco music. The theme helps direct the songs featured in the fireworks soundtrack, which will include class hits from the 1970’s. “It’s a groovy soundtrack, featuring artists from the Bee Gees and Diana Ross to Gloria Gaynor and Barry White,” said Mike Berry, Derby Festival President and CEO. “It’s one of the best soundtracks we’ve had for the show. It will have everyone ready to boogie on the Waterfront Saturday night!” Thunder…


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LouisvilleKY’s Barrell Craft Spirits Releases the Infinite Barrel Project

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Barrell Craft Spirits of Louisville, KY, today announces the introduction of its Infinite Barrel Project, an exciting new whiskey blend crafted to honor the infinity bottle tradition celebrated by whiskey collectors and enthusiasts alike. Infinite Barrel Project involves an innovative approach to blending for the Company and offers consumers a new type of whiskey that is ever changing. This new product line will be a complement to the Company’s award-winning batch releases. Master Distiller Tripp Stimson and Company Founder Joe Beatrice began creating the Infinite Barrel by selecting a variety of barrels based on individual flavor concentrations and complexities and blending them…


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Former LouisvilleKY mayor Jerry Abramson to begin stint at Spalding University

Story from spalding.edu Louisville, KY., – Jerry Abramson, formerly the Mayor of Louisville, Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky and Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs at the White House, has accepted the position of Executive in Residence at Spalding University, Spalding President Tori Murden McClure announced Tuesday. Abramson will teach undergraduate and graduate classes at Spalding and is expected to play a role in Spalding’s development of academic programs focused on juvenile criminal justice reform and restorative practices. He will be available to teach and guest lecture in courses on comparative leadership, public finance and innovation in…


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LouisvilleKY’s Teamsters UPS Aircraft Mechanics To President Trump: “Stand With Workers Over Corporate Greed”

In the Letter, UPS Aircraft Mechanics and Related Employees Ask Trump to Hold UPS Accountable on its Promises to Workers Following Tax Reform LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 18, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — UPS aircraft mechanics and related classifications, who maintain the company’s massive air cargo fleet, are appealing directly to President Trump in a new letter alerting him to UPS executives’ refusal to invest their tax savings in employees and asking him, “Is there anything you can do, Mr. President, to help working people like us out and tell CEO David Abney to do the right thing?” Mechanics, who have been organizing and gathering signatures of support for…


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LouisvilleKY’s popular KDF $1 Million Dollar Hole-In-One gets underway this week

Louisville, KY.  – It’s time to take your shot at $1 million! The Stock Yards Bank Kentucky Derby Festival $1 Million Dollar Hole-In-One Golf Contest opens Thursday, April 19, and runs through Sunday, April 29. The contest will take place at the Seneca Golf Course Driving Range off Pee Wee Reese Road. There will be 10 days of preliminary qualifying rounds and a Semi-final Round on Sunday, April 29. The preliminary competition is open 10 AM to 8:30 PM everyday from April 19 – April 28, except for April 21, when it will be closed for Thunder Over Louisville. The last day for preliminary competition is Sunday, April 29,…


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LouisvilleKY Families and Individuals Invited to Participate in New “Host Homes Program” to Help Homeless Youth  

Louisville, KY – In Louisville, approximately 850 young adults below the age of 25 become homeless each year, and currently the Coalition for the Homeless has a waiting list of 113 unaccompanied homeless youth in need of housing. Organizers of the city’s new Host Homes Pilot Project aim for this innovative program to create a solution to the crisis by providing homeless young adults with a stable home environment and support services while they navigate the process of finding and securing their own permanent housing or reuniting with family. Local individuals and families who would like to learn more about opening their homes to provide safe, temporary…