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LouisvilleKY’s Forecastle Festival Reveals 2019 Artist Lineup

    The Killers, The Avett Brothers and Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals Top the Weekend’s Bill   Portugal. The Man, Maggie Rogers, Tyler Childers, Judah & The Lion, Nelly, Chvrches + Dozens More Playing July 12-14   Tickets on sale Wednesday, February 13 at 10:00 a.m. ET via ForecastleFest.com    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Embarking on its 17th year, the Forecastle Festival will return this July 12-14, 2019, including one of the most iconic alt-rock bands of the past decade, The Killers; high-energy folk rockers, The Avett Brothers; and 2019 Grammy-winning hip-hop, funk and soul performers Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals. The three-day…


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UPS Air Cargo Teamsters Ratify Contract in LouisvilleKY

New Agreement Covers Over 1,400 Mechanics and Related Classifications LOUISVILLE, Ky.,/PRNewswire/ — UPS aircraft mechanics and related employees at UPS Air Cargo have voted to ratify their newest contract with the company. The contract, which becomes amendable on November 1, 2023, makes UPS Air Cargo mechanics the highest-paid air cargo mechanics in the country by a wide margin. “We knew if we stuck together and stayed committed to protecting the pay and benefits we’ve earned over decades of hard work, we’d do what many thought was impossible and win big for our families, the future of our company and our customers,” said…


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LouisvilleKY faces ‘devastating’ cuts in services

Mayor: Without new revenue, city faces “devastating” cuts in services because of Frankfort-mandated pension obligation Cuts would include every agency of Metro government, including police officers, fire stations, libraries and community services Louisville, KY., – Mayor Greg Fischer outlined specific and “devastating” potential cuts to city services and staff that would, without new revenue, be necessary to cover an expected $65 million budget gap over the next four years, caused by a state-mandated pension increase that grows every year through FY23. The potential cuts range from staffing reductions in nearly every Louisville Metro Government (LMG) department, including police, fire and…


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Google Saying Goodbye to LouisvilleKY

Reprinted from Google Fiber’s official blog post: Thursday, February 07, 2019 – Over the years, we’ve said a lot of hellos. (Or, more accurately, “Hey there’s.”) Our first was in 2012, with a big hello to Kansas City. Then, in 2014, Austin and Provo. After that came Charlotte, Atlanta, Orange County, Salt Lake City, Raleigh-Durham, Nashville. Most recently, in 2017, it was hello to Huntsville, Louisville and San Antonio. Today, we’re saying goodbye to one of our Fiber cities. And it ain’t easy. After a lot of analysis, we’ve made the tough decision to leave Louisville, Kentucky. As we told our customers…


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PNC Broadway in LouisvilleKY announces new season

Story and photos from PNC Broadway’s website… Louisville, KY., – PNC Broadway in Louisville has announced it’s 2019-2020 season line up. Tickets are currently on sale for renewing subscribers only. Tickets to the public go on sale March 28. PNC Broadway will issue emails when sales open. Here are the shows: Dear Evan Hansen The Band’s Visit Jesus Christ Superstar Miss Saigon US Anastasia The Musical Com From Away The Lion King – Musical


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LouisvilleKY utitlity company putting out call for future engineers

Story and photo from LG&E’s website…   Louisville, KY., – These days, most teenagers have at least one thing in common — an unrelenting love for their cellphone. LG&E and KU employees recently relied on this fact when they taught Assumption High School (AHS) students how to build a solar-powered phone charger as part of the ACE Mentor program. ACE is a national program designed to introduce high school students to the wide range of career opportunities open to young people in architecture, construction and engineering. The Louisville affiliate was founded in 2009. Sparking curiosity Jay Robertson, Emerging Technologies program…


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New LouisvilleKY training sessions open to get ready for KDF’s Tour de Lou

 Louisville, KY. – Wish you could ride faster or go further on your bicycle? The Kentucky Derby Festival and PNC can help you do both through their NEW training program for bicyclists at all experience levels. Registration for the FREE PNC Tour de Lou Training Program is now open at KDF.org.  The eight-week training program includes free group rides led by the Louisville Bicycle Club. Training tips, like hand signals and rules of the road, as well as nutritional information will also be shared. Plus, the first 250 to sign-up receive a free tech shirt.  The training rides will take place…


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LouisvilleKY’s Heine Brothers’ opens Location at State Street in New Albany

  Locally-owned fair trade and organic roaster will also host an official grand opening celebration Feb. 15 NEW ALBANY, Ind. –Heine Brothers’ Coffee, Louisville’s original fair trade and organic coffee roaster, announced today that its new location at 414 Daisy Lane and State Street in New Albany, IN is now open. The new spacious 2,000 square-foot café will be the company’s 16th location and will include a convenient drive-thru as well as an outdoor patio. Artist Monica Mahoney, best known for her art car creations for 21C Hotel including the red bejeweled limo, is working on a mural that will hang inside…


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LouisvilleKYs The 14th Annual New Voices Young Playwrights Festival Begins April 23

Louisville, KY–Actors Theatre of Louisville is proud to announce the return of the New Voices Young Playwrights Festival. This year’s lineup will feature eight new plays by local high school students. The 14th annual festival will be sponsored by LG&E, KU Energy, and the Robert W. Rounsavall Jr. Family Foundation. New Voices will run from April 23-25 in the Bingham Theatre. This year, 836 students submitted plays in consideration for the New Voices Festival. This includes students from 32 schools in 6 counties in Kentucky and Indiana. Selected plays for the festival were chosen by a group of 37 readers, made up of Actors Theatre staff and volunteers. The winning playwrights represent seven different high schools. This year’s…


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More Growth and Improvements in Second Year of Tolling LouisvilleKY

Information from RiverLink’s website… LOUISVILLE, Ky.  – The second year of RiverLink tolling saw more drivers with prepaid accounts and transponders, more crossings on the new and improved bridges, faster connections to customer service and new services for customers. RiverLink is the all-electronic tolling system for the Louisville – Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project. There were 32.3 million crossings on the three tolled bridges connecting Louisville and Southern Indiana in 2018, an increase of more than 8 percent from 2017 (the first full year of tolling). A significant number of people opened RiverLink accounts and acquired transponders in the second…