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LouisvilleKY Launches New Farmers Market Association

Photos from Mayor Fischer’s Twitter page LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 25, 2017) – Mayor Greg Fischer today announced formation of the Louisville Farmers Market Association, a new group that will work to support local farmers markets, farmers and food producers to create access to a healthy and sustainable food system in Louisville Metro. Mayor Fischer made the announcement at the Gray Street Farmers Market, a collaboration between the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness and the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences. He was joined by Dr. Craig Blakely, dean of the school, and Fourth…


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LouisvilleKY’s Metro Parks to offer lifeguard certification course at Algonquin Pool next week

Louisville, KY., – Metro Parks and Recreation will be offering a lifeguard certification course next week at the Algonquin Pool, 1614 Cypress Street. The course will be administered by Metro Parks and Recreation staff and will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 30 through Friday, June 2. Those who commit to working at a Metro Parks and Recreation pool for the summer season will be able to take the course for free. Students should be 16 years of age or older to become certified as a lifeguard. They must pass the prerequisites below to become certified….


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LouisvilleKY’s youth summer jobs program to get a big boost from JPMorgan Chase

Here is JPMorgan Chase’s press release announcing the grants… Five-Year Investment Aims to Bridge the Gap between High School Students and Summer Job Training  NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–JPMorgan Chase & Co. today announced a $17 million, five-year commitment to U.S. cities working to increase the number of teens with access to quality summer work experiences that put them on a path to greater economic mobility. As part of the firm’s more than $325 million global investment in skills development, this nationwide effort will help equip young people with the skills and experiences they need to succeed and bridge the gap between…


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LouisvilleKY’s Forecastle to Showcase Scarce Bourbon Expressions at Bourbon Lodge Rarities Bar

  Kentucky Conservation Projects to Benefit from 2017 Bourbon Cares Program LOUISVILLE, KY – The Forecastle Bourbon Lodge®, Forecastle Festival’s acclaimed Kentucky Bourbon Trail® outpost, will give Bourbon fans exclusive access to some rare sips this year. The new Rarities Bar, presented by Liquor Barn and curated by category director Brad Williams, will feature some of the most sought-after, limited release Kentucky Bourbon expressions, many of which are exclusive to Forecastle. In addition, the Rarities Bar will debut unique, one-of-a-kind blends, crafted by Williams and Forecastle Founder JK McKnight, available for sample only at Forecastle and purchase at select Liquor…


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LouisvilleKY’s Zoo Announces Naming Contest for Two New Maned Wolf Pups

  Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Zoo maned wolf zoo keepers have chosen five sets of possible names for the Zoo’s newest additions — two female maned wolf pups — and the Zoo wants your help in selecting the winning names.  The pups were born February 14 to wolves Sadie and Rocko, both five years old. The pups are the first to be born at the Zoo in ten years. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species lists the maned wolf as near threatened.   Listed below are the five sets of names for which the public is invited to…


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Butterflies are blooming at Louisvilleky’s Zoo

  Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Zoo starts summer with a burst of color as the new Butterflies n’ Blooms exhibit. This temporary exhibit is free with Zoo admission or membership. Butterflies n’ Blooms is presented by Ford Motor Company and is open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weather permitting through September 24.   Zoo guests will be able to walk amongst hundreds of native butterflies sipping nectar from colorful flowers in the new 1,000 sq. ft. outdoor flight house located in the Africa Zone across from the bongo exhibit. Butterfly and plant identification signs will help guest interpret…


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LouisvilleKY has a new Airline

LOUISVILLE, KY. May 19, 2017 — ALLEGIANT has officially launched service from Louisville. TO CELEBRATE, THE COMPANY, KNOWN FOR ITS EXCEPTIONAL TRAVEL DEALS, IS OFFERING ONE-WAY FARES ON THE NEW ROUTES FOR AS LOW AS $53.* “We’re thrilled to begin service in Louisville today, a brand new city on the Allegiant route map,” said Lukas Johnson, Allegiant senior vice president of commercial. “We’re excited to kick off the summer travel season with affordable, nonstop flights to sunny Fort Lauderdale.” Service beginning from Louisville International Airport (SDF) includes: * FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA VIA FORT LAUDERDALE-HOLLYWOOD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (FLL) – year-round service begins May…


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Three LouisvilleKY schools earn national grants for student-led community projects

Student Leadership Program Rallies One Million Students Across the U.S. NEWARK, Del.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Empowered to Lead. Inspired to Serve. Today, five student teams from middle and high schools across the country have won the fifth annual Lead2Feed Challenge and will be awarded $20,000 each for their school’s nonprofit of choice and $10,000 technology grants for their school. Since its inception five years ago, the Lead2Feed Student Leadership Programis the nation’s leading and fastest growing free student leadership program, attracting more than one million students from 5,000 schools and clubs across all 50 states. Aligned to 21st century skills, Lead2Feed encourages students…


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LouisvilleKY’s Dr. Martin Pollio Named Acting Superintendent of JCPS

Dr. Pollio will officially assume the post on July 2. Story from JCPS’ website May 16, 2017—This evening, the Jefferson County Board of Education (JCBE) announced the selection of Dr. Martin “Marty” Pollio to serve as acting superintendent of the Jefferson County Public School (JCPS) District. Dr. Pollio will officially assume the post on July 2. “Dr. Pollio is the right person at the right time to steer this district—providing stability and direction while giving the board time to name a superintendent,” said Board Chair Chris Brady. “Dr. Pollio has a proven track record of turning around struggling schools, increasing…


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LouisvilleKY’s Waterfront Wednesday Returns May 31st

WFPK Waterfront Wednesday® Series – May 31st  Concert   Louisville’s favorite concert series continues Wednesday, May 31, 2017. The WFPK Waterfront Wednesday® Concert Series is a monthly free concert on the Big Four Lawn in Louisville Waterfront Park, located next to the Big Four® Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge.   This concert will feature The Mavericks, Hollis Brown and Peter Searcy. It’s sponsored by Goose Island Brewing Company, Kroger, Republic Bank, Passport Health Plan and Friends of the Waterfront. Additional support comes from Louisville City Football Club, Quest Outdoors and Live Nation. “The Mavericks’ “Brand New Day” is skillfully paced for…