Articles by JackieBentley

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KFC’s Louisville Headquarters Rolls Out the Red Carpet for Loyal Customers

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Earlier this year, two Canadian families made headlines after driving 2,000 miles for some finger lickin’ good® Kentucky Fried Chicken® at the birthplace of Original Recipe® Chicken in Corbin, Kentucky. Just like Colonel Sanders, who traveled over 200,000 miles a year to visit every KFC® restaurant across America, these loyal KFC fans took an epic journey of their own. And, to honor them, KFC treated the two families to a first-class, behind-the-scenes visit at their headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky where the Original Recipe® magic continues today. Longtime friends Brian Lutfy and Neil Janna of Montreal, Quebec, decided in…


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University of Louisville Makes Top 50 Best Value List

CHARLOTTE, N.C., /PRNewswire/ — Value Colleges (www.valuecolleges.com), an independent online guide to the best values in undergraduate and graduate college education, is pleased to release its Top 50 Best Value MSN Programs of 2015 at http://www.valuecolleges.com/rankings/best-value-msn-programs/ Value Colleges’ Top 50 Best Value MSN list leads the prospective student to the institutions that most effectively balance cost and quality for a reliable return on investment. These 50 schools present the smartest educational investment for students hoping to raise their career status and income with an MSN degree, which today is a necessity for nurses who want to enter administrative or teaching…


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Louisville-made ice maker is creating quite a stir in the marketplace

LOUISVILLE, Ky., — Consumers are crazy for nugget ice, the soft, chewable ice especially favored in the South and associated with restaurant chains and convenience stores, as evidenced by the hugely popular Indiegogo campaign for the Opal™ nugget ice maker from GE’s FirstBuild™. The campaign, which went live on July 28 through Indiegogo, has surpassed its funding goal of $150,000 and crossed the $1.25 million threshold this weekend. Opal is an affordable countertop nugget ice maker designed by the FirstBuild community and priced well below other currently available nugget ice makers. (See July 23, 2015 story) Early bird pricing began…


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Louisville partners with Etsy to launch Craft Entrepreneurship Program

LOUISVILLE, KY., – Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Louisville is partnering with online marketplace provider Etsy to launch the city’s inaugural Craft Entrepreneurship Program. The three-week program will provide micro-business training to underemployed, low-income adults with existing creative skills to help supplement their income and sell their products to new markets. “Etsy has a global reach that allows buyers from all over the world to purchase handmade products from right here in Louisville,” Fischer said. “This combination of creativity and innovation provides the opportunity for people to gain a strong foundation of business skills and sense of accomplishment.” The program…


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Kentucky State Fair Begins Hiring Next Week in Louisville

Louisville, Ky., – The Kentucky State Fair will soon be hiring for this year’s Fair. The Fair is August 20-30, 2015, but job seekers can begin applying August 10. Positions include ticket sellers, gate attendants, maintenance, grounds, housekeeping and tram drivers. Wages start at $10.10 an hour. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and provide proper identification to verify work eligibility, such as a photo ID and a Social Security Card. Applicants must apply in person. For more information, e-mail the Personnel Department or call (502) 367-5230. Kentucky Exposition Center, South Wing C Monday, August 10, 7 a.m….


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Bourbon Stocks Discovered In Louisville Released Two Decades Later

LOUISVILLE, Ky., — As bourbon continues to boom, whiskey enthusiasts are clamoring for unique tasting experiences worthy of discussion and debate. To satisfy these drinkers and collectors, the Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Company has released Rhetoric 21-Year-Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. An experiment in maturation, Rhetoric is re-released annually to explore the flavor characteristics imparted by each additional year the bourbon spends in wood, allowing for side-by-side comparisons. Aged in charred American oak barrels for one year longer than last year’s 20-Year-Old release, this rich, complex bourbon represents an exciting evolution in the progressively aged Rhetoric series. Throughout the process, the…


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GPS Tracking Being Added to City Vehicle Fleet

Louisville, KY., – Mayor Greg Fischer has announced that many vehicles in the city fleet will soon be outfitted with a new tool aimed at increasing fuel efficiency and driving safety, and improving maintenance. Global Positioning System (GPS) units will be added to 481 cars and trucks assigned to Fleet Services, Facilities, Public Works, Metro Parks, Codes and Regulations, Louisville Forward and Emergency Medical Services under a contract with Verizon Network Fleet. The GPS device will send readouts on idling time, driving performance, maintenance status, plus vehicle and driver location. The information will be monitored within each department by email…


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Louisville Recognized for National Sustainability Excellence

Louisville, Ky., – Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Louisville was awarded a 4-STAR Community Rating for sustainability excellence. Louisville is the first city in Kentucky to achieve certification under the STAR Community Rating System. “This award speaks volumes of the efforts to create a more sustainable Louisville,” said Mayor Greg Fischer. “Being environmentally responsible impacts everything from economic development to improving the health of our citizens, and we are proud that these efforts have been recognized.” Louisville is the 13th community in the nation to be recognized with a 4-STAR Community Rating out of nearly 100 communities actively using…


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Louisville’s Neighborhood Place Partners Offer Four Back School Events

Louisville, Ky., – Neighborhood Place locations in Louisville will offer four back to school events in August, a variety of healthy cooking classes, five energy-saving workshops plus much more. To learn more about these services, including reservations requirements and contact info, please refer to the phone numbers listed by each event. Back to School Events Aug. 1, Back to School Distribution at Ujima Neighborhood Place DuValle Education Center side parking lot, 1 – 3 p.m. Located at 3610 Bohne Ave.  Call 485-6710 for more information. Held in conjunction with the “Village of Park DuValle Annual Neighborhood Appreciation Day”, school supplies will be distributed (while…


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Louisville-based Humana Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results

From Yahoo News… LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Humana’s second-quarter earnings jumped about 25 percent in a better-than-expected performance, as a business sale gain and premium growth helped the Medicare Advantage coverage provider. The Louisville, Kentucky, company, which is being acquired by fellow insurer Aetna Inc., said Wednesday that it earned $431 million in the three months that ended June 30. That’s up from $344 million in the previous year’s quarter. Earnings adjusted for non-recurring gains totaled $1.67 per share in the most recent quarter, which topped Wall Street expectations. Analysts forecast, on average, earnings of $1.63 per share, according to…