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Five to Enter Prestigious UofL Athletics Hall of Fame in LouisvilleKY

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Five outstanding individuals will be inducted into the University of Louisville Athletics Hall of Fame on Friday, Feb. 2, in the Brown & Williamson Club of Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. The impressive list consists of Keola Calderon, a member of the Cardinals’ initial softball class who was honored on the Conference USA All-Decade team; Sharon Bellamy Richardson, UofL’s ninth-leading career scorer who helped the Cardinals’ women’s basketball team reach three NCAA Tournament appearances; Adrian Cann, an All-America soccer defender who was twice named Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year; Reece Gaines, an All-American men’s basketball player for the Cardinals who is…


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LG&E and KU request approval to expand benefits of advanced meters to all customers

Press release is from LG&E’s website Utilities’ work with collaborative group, experience with pilot programs helped shape company plans (LOUISVILLE, Ky.) – Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company announced today that, after months of meetings with representatives of customer groups, they plan to ask the Kentucky Public Service Commission for approval of a “Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity” to install 1.3 million advanced meters across the utilities’ service territories. Advanced meters offer customers near-real-time energy-use information through a user-friendly online dashboard that provides insights into their energy consumption. The additional information gives customers the data to…


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LouisvilleKY’s Zoo celebrates two big birthdays

Louisville, KY., –  The Louisville Zoo kicks off the new year with two very special animal birthdays. First up, the Zoo will celebrate Gorilla Helen on her big 60th birthday in Gorilla Forest on Sat., Jan. 6 at noon. This is especially significant as the median age of gorillas in a managed program of an Association of Zoos and Aquarium (AZA) facility is 38.3 years-old. In the remnant wild the average age is 35.   The Zoo will celebrate polar bear Qannik’s 7th birthday on Sat., Jan. 13 at 11:15 a.m. at Glacier Run. Zoo guests will be invited to sing “Happy Birthday.” Each animal will…


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Maintenance barn at LouisvilleKY’s Joe Creason Park to be removed and replaced; Historic elements to be documented and salvaged for possible future re-use

Louisville, KY., – As previously announced, the Louisville Parks and Recreation storage and maintenance barn at Joe Creason Park will be removed beginning the week of January 8. The barn, which dates to November 1918, served as The Motor School Garage building for Camp Zachary Taylor during World War I.  Although altered over time, the barn incorporates a distinctive wooden lattice truss structural system that spans 102 feet.  Originally built as a temporary structure, the wood structural elements have deteriorated over time and have begun to shift and buckle, making the building structurally unsound and unsafe. The 2017-18 capital budget…


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LouisvilleKY’s Mayor Fischer to update us on the State of the City

Louisville, KY., – Mayor Greg Fischer today announced that he will deliver the 2018 State of the City address on Thursday, Jan. 4 at the new South Central Regional Library in Okolona. The address is traditionally delivered to the Downtown Rotary Club at the start of the new year, in various locations. The Rotary luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. The address is free and open to the public.  Those wishing to have lunch will be asked to pay $30. There also will be seating for those who wish to attend by not have lunch. Attendees should register at http://www.IsMyRotaryClub.org/Register/index.cfm?EventID=77353553 no later…


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LouisvilleKY’s Crisis Phase of Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Begins Jan. 8

Expanded eligibility allows residents with a past due amount on current utility bill to apply  Louisville, KY., – The annual program that helps prevent low income residents of Louisville from being disconnected from utility services begins Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. LIHEAP, the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, is administered by Louisville Metro Office of Resilience and Community Services. The Crisis Phase of LIHEAP will run from Jan. 8 – March 30, or until available funds have been expended, whichever comes first. This year’s Crisis Program features expanded eligibility which allows residents  receiving a current utility bill with a past…


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LouisvilleKY’s Zoo Looks at 2017 Highlights

Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Zoo welcomed over 860,000 guests from 41 states in 2017 — once again being recognized as the #1 attended non-profit attraction in the region. 2017 saw significant births of endangered species and the passing of dearly beloved animal ambassadors like our male African lion Kenya. The Zoo won several prestigious Zoo industry awards and activated the final projects of the Leadership Capital Campaign. Here are just a few Zoo moments from the past 12 months: Louisville Zoo Director John Walczak was named an Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accreditation inspector of the year in 2017. AZA announced…


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Louisville Metro Council seek donations for a Special Holiday Coat Drive for LouisvilleKy children

Story from Louisvilleky.gov Louisville, Ky., – The holiday season is a reminder that the coldness of winter is at hand. In the cold months ahead, there are children in Metro Louisville in need of a warm coat or jacket. The Louisville Metro Council is encouraging every person and business in Louisville Metro to join the Greater Louisville Central Labor Council and United Auto Workers and donate a new coat or jacket to a child in need. “This is the season of giving and there are children in our area who need our help in staying warm this winter,” says President…


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El Taco Luchador opens third LouisvilleKY area restaurant

LOUISVILLE, KY—The taqueria that has been named the most popular taco spot in the state by BuzzFeed & Yelp and recognized in Southern Living’s “City Guide to Louisville”, is opening a third location sometime in the spring of 2018. Chef Fernando Martinez’s Olé Restaurant Group announced today the company plans to open in the Stonybrook Village Center located at 9204 Taylorsville Rd. in Jeffersontown. The group opened the first Luchador in 2013 at 938 Baxter Avenue and followed up in July of 2017 with the second location in St. Matthews at 112 Meridian Avenue.   “It’s been a big success. I think people enjoy El Taco Luchador so much…


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LouisvilleKy’s GonzoFest returns in 2018

  LOUISVILLE, KY  – GonzoFest Louisville, a celebration of the life and work of Hunter S. Thompson in his hometown of Louisville, KY, will return to Louisville Free Public Library on Saturday, April 14, 2018. This will mark the 8th year of the festival, which features poetry, spoken word, art, live music and more. In 2017, the celebration moved to the Main Library to focus on highlighting the literary side of the festival by expanding its panel discussions, spoken word, and poetry aspects.   The move was a natural transition for GonzoFest Louisville, as the library played a significant role…