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Louisville releases its My Brother’s Keeper Plan to the community and White House

Louisville, Ky., – Mayor Greg Fischer and the Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods released their My Brother’s Keeper Plan (MBKLou) to the White House, MBK Alliance and community today – a plan to help young people, specifically young men and boys of color, stay on track. “We are working tirelessly to give every child the opportunity to lead a happy, productive life,” Fischer said. “Regardless of what part of town you live in, we all own the work of ensuring that all of our citizens have hope and feel connected to our community.” From kindergarten readiness to coding training…


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Kentucky Opera Director Unexpectedly Dies in Crash On His Way Home to Louisville

Louisville, Ky., – The Kentucky Opera and the rest of Louisville’s arts community is mourning the sudden loss of Kentucky Opera’s director, David Roth. The following was posted on Kentucky Opera’s Facebook page Monday morning: “It is with profound and unspeakable sorrow that we must inform you that our dear friend and Kentucky Opera leader, David Roth, died in a car accident last night. David was returning to Louisville after visiting family in Wisconsin. Few details are available at this time. As more information becomes available we will update our web site at KYOpera.org. David was a positive and powerful…


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Louisville’s Male High School Football Teams Wins National Tournament

From USA Today… Louisville, Ky., – Male from Louisville, Ky., won the National Select 7 on 7 Championships on Saturday in Alabama, to become the first team from Kentucky to take the crown since the event began in 2001. The double-elimination tournament field began with 32 teams from 13 states, including multiple state champions. Host Hoover, which had won four consecutive games to emerge from the losers bracket, needed to beat Male twice to win the title. In the first game, Hoover snapped Male’s five-game winning streak with a 27-24 victory to force the winner-take-all finale. But Male bounced back to…


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Frazier Launches New Hometown History Series with The Power of Persuasion: 100 Years of Doe-Anderson

(Louisville, KY — July 17, 2015) The Frazier History Museum kicks off its new Hometown History Series August 1 with a retrospective on the unprecedented 100-year span of one of Louisville’s most prestigious companies, Doe-Anderson. The Power of Persuasion: 100 Years of Doe-Anderson traces the creative company’s history of serving as successful strategists and communicators for a long list of who’s who in local, regional and national clients. The exhibit will be unveiled at an invitation only event hosted by Doe-Anderson on July 30 before opening to the public on August 1 and running through February 14, 2016. Founded in…


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Louisville’s TechFest to Explore Technology and Innovations in Healthcare

Louisville, Ky., – The Technology Association of Louisville Kentucky (TALK) will present its inaugural TechFest on Aug. 20-Aug. 21st at the Henry Clay Building and at the University of Louisville campuses. The four “mini-tracks” of the conference include healthcare, leadership/management, internet of things/big data, and general IT/emerging tech. The mini-track specific to healthcare will give a glimpse of the new horizons challenging the journey to optimal aging, and restorative practices in medicine and managing its compelling data, pointing at solutions. The Health Enterprise Network (HEN), an affiliate of Greater Louisville Inc., and the Technology Association of Louisville Kentucky (TALK), our local tech council, have partnered to…


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Louisville Public Media Hires Stephen George as Executive Editor

Stephen George has been named Executive Editor of Louisville Public Media (LPM), it was announced today. In the newly- created position, George will direct content across all of the organization’s platforms including radio, web, and social media. He will begin his duties on August 3rd. George, who is currently news editor at Insider Louisville, worked previously as editor of Leo Weekly and Nashville City Paper. He also served as communications director for U. S. Rep. John Yarmuth. “Louisville Public Media stands apart for its deep reporting and strong storytelling, and its reporters, editors, and hosts are essential voices in the community,” said George. “I’m excited to be a part…


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Miss Kentucky Katie George Comes Home Without The Crown

  Miss Kentucky Katie George, who also happens to be University of Louisville’s volleyball captain, was a guest on The Rusty Satellite Show, shortly after winning the Miss Kentucky crown. Here’s a link to Rick Redding’s January 29th episode:  http://rustysatelliteshow.com/multitasking-with-holly-houston-katie-george-on-winning-a-beauty-pageant/ Louisville, Ky., – Katie George won the first pageant she had ever entered, which happened to be the Miss Kentucky USA competition. The University of Louisville Volleyball standout entered her second-ever competition this week. That happened to be the Miss USA pageant Sunday night. Unfortunately, she didn’t win. She had made it all the way to the top 15 contestants,…


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Louisville’s WFPK’s Waterfront Wednesday Takes the Stage July 29th

  Louisville, Ky., – 91.9 WFPK announces the launch of Louisville’s favorite concert series on Wednesday, July 29, 2015.  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 Fantastic Negrito, Strand of Oaks and American Aquarium. It’s sponsored by Goose Island Brewing Company, MINI of Louisville, Republic Bank, Passport Health Plan and Friends of the Waterfront. Additional support comes from Old 502 Winery and Actor’s Theatre of Louisville. According to Wired Magazine, Fantastic Negrito, the…


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Local Healthcare Leaders Partner for Louisville Innovation Summit

LOUISVILLE, KY – The Louisville Innovation Summit, a two-day event where healthcare leaders and innovators come together to provide insight, share expertise, and explore new avenues of creativity in aging care, will be held October 14 and 15, 2015, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today. The event will feature distinguished keynote speakers, panel discussions with prominent guests, innovation spotlights from healthcare tech start-ups, and an innovation competition. “We are a city of innovation,” Fischer said. “This summit represents who we are and where we are headed in so many ways. Now is the time and Louisville is the place for the…


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Louisville’s Mangok Mathiang Led World University Games in Rebounding

GWANGJU, South Korea — University of Louisville forward/center Mangok Mathiang completed his participation with his Australian team in the 2015 World University Games on Monday as Australia (5-3) finished 10th in the international event. Mathiang led the 23-team event in rebounding and finished tied for eighth in scoring, producing five double-doubles.  He started all eight games for Australia, averaging 13.5 points and 10.3 rebounds while shooting 56.1 percent from the field (46-of-82, fourth-best in the World University Games) and adding seven blocked shots.  His top scoring effort was 23 points against Chinese Taipei and his best rebounding game was 17…