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Humana Foundation Awards $2+ Million to LouisvilleKY Nonprofits Through Community Relations Program

2019 grants in Humana’s corporate hometown address social determinants of health, improving well-being for all Louisville residents LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Humana Foundation, philanthropic arm of Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) for the past 38 years, is awarding more than $2 million in grants to nonprofit organizations in Louisville as part of its ongoing Community Relations Program. The initiative began in 2018, when the foundation awarded $2.4 million to nonprofits that contribute to health and well-being in Humana’s corporate hometown. Organizations receiving Community Relations funding in 2019 will address social determinants of health by providing critical safety net services and/or by making Louisville a…


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FirstBuild, UofL will work together to bring Maker Faire to LouisvilleKY

Story and photos from UofL News… Louisville, KY., – Thousands of makers, inventors, students, engineers and artists are expected to converge on the Belknap Campus this fall as FirstBuild and UofL host a two-day Maker Faire Festival Sept. 28-29. The Louisville Maker Faire will be a free, family-friendly event that includes spectacle acts, exhibitions, competitions, hands-on workshops, speakers, musical performances and more. “We look forward to bringing the community together on our campus to create, discover and be inspired,” said President Neeli Bendapudi. “This event will show the incredible power of partnership between our university and local industry.” “Hosting our city’s first full-feature Maker Faire is an example of how businesses…


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LouisvilleKY Zoo Opens Butterflies n’ Blooms

Louisville, KY.,. – Back by popular demand, the butterflies have made their return to the Louisville Zoo — the Butterflies n’ Blooms exhibit has opened and runs through Sept. 22. This temporary exhibit is free with Zoo admission or membership. Butterflies n’ Blooms is presented by Ford Motor Company and is open daily 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  and 2 to 4:30 p.m. weather permitting. Butterflies n’ Blooms is in collaboration with Idlewild Butterfly Farm.   Zoo guests will be able to walk amongst hundreds of native butterflies sipping nectar from colorful flowers in our 1,000 sq. ft. outdoor flight house located…


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LouisvilleKY-based Papa John’s Foundation For Building Community Partners with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to Launch Inaugural Day of Service

Franchisees and Team members Participate in Service Activities at Boys & Girls Clubs in 10 Papa John’s Restaurant Cities LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Papa John’s International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced a Day of Service in partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America and The Papa John’s Foundation. The pizza company plans to make the day of service an annual event. This community service initiative is part of the company’s commitment to making a meaningful difference in the communities in which Papa John’s franchisees, employees, and customers live and work. Papa John’s franchisees from across the United States, including executives headquartered…


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LouisvilleKY among 57 projects to win National Endowment for the Arts grant funds

LOUISVILLE, KY – Mayor Greg Fischer joined community partners last week for two arts announcements: the awarding of a $75,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and the completion of the “Love in the Street” public art installation. “Today, we are excited to celebrate the completion of a public art project, Love in the Street, and a grant award that will support more public art in Louisville through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts. Public art plays an important role in the vibrancy of a city. It is art and artists that encourage us to reflect on and…


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GLI Honors LouisvilleKY Small Businesses and Leaders at 2019 Inc.credible Awards

Sold out event was held on May 16 at C2 Event Venue as the recognition program enters its 19th year   LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Greater Louisville Inc. recognized the ongoing contribution of the entire small business community to the region’s economic vitality at the 2019 Inc.credible Awards, presented by Citizens Union Bank. This year’s 2019 Inc.credible Awards winners were honored in the following categories: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award presented by Kentucky Community and Technical College System: Wicked Sheets, an autism-friendly employer, offers comfort sleep solutions for sleepers suffering from night sweats and hot flashes. Their moisture-wicking and cooling sleep products keep sleepers…


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New trial in LouisvilleKY seeks to reverse effects of dead brain tissue caused by radiation

LOUISVILLE, Ky., /PRNewswire/ — A new procedure pioneered by Norton Healthcare physician-scientists directly targets brain tissue affected by radiation necrosis. “I started losing my sight and then passed out,” Alyssa Coffey recalled about experiencing her first seizure. Coffey was in the midst of training for an upcoming bodybuilding competition. A scan revealed the then 23-year-old New Jersey resident had an arteriovenous malformation (AVM), a tangle of abnormal blood vessels connecting arteries and veins in the brain. To treat the AVM, doctors in her home state used radiation therapy. The radiation therapy treated the AVM, but Coffey experienced the severe side effect of radiation necrosis. Radiation…


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Abbey Road on the River set to rock Memorial Day Weekend

Jeffersonville, IN – Abbey Road on the River, the world’s largest Beatles inspired music festival, will return to the Big Four Station Park in Jeffersonville over Memorial Day weekend, May 23-27, 2019. More than 20,000 fans and 60 bands from around the world are expected to come together to celebrate the music of the 60’s and experience the magic of The Beatles at the 5-day event. A few highlights of the 2019 festival will include: To honor the 50th anniversary of the Abbey Road album, the festival will present a never-before-seen original concert appropriately named “Abbey Road on the Dark Side” on Sunday, May 26…


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LouisvilleKY area not finished with the Kentucky Derby Festival just yet

 Louisville, KY.- The Kentucky Derby Festival returns to Southern Indiana in June for its second annual Horseshoe Foundation FamFest. Festival is partnering with the Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County to bring the free family friendly event to New Albany on Friday, June 14. The event was originally scheduled for April 19 but had to be postponed due to inclement weather. It will take place from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Downtown New Albany next to the YMCA located at 47 Pearl Street. “The Kentucky Derby Festival is lucky to have fans on both sides of the river,” said Mike Berry, Kentucky…


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LouisvilleKY selected for national initiative to expand opioid treatment in jails

LOUISVILLE, KY – Louisville Metro Government has announced that it has been selected to participate in a national program to expand medication assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder in jails. The Planning Initiative to Build Bridges Between Jail and Community-Based Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) program will provide expert guidance on how to overcome barriers to providing opioid treatment, including staff training and guidance for jail officials in creating treatment guidelines, managing administration of the medications, and educating jail staff about addiction. Louisville Metro is one of 15 jurisdictions that will participate in the program, which is a joint initiative of…