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Now Open for Business: Google Fiber

Louisville, KY., – Mayor Greg Fischer has announced today that Google has offically opened for business here in Louisville — residents in portions of Portland, Strathmoor and Newburg neighborhoods can now sign up for Google Fiber’s high speed internet service.  Here’s what Google Fiber’s website says about the new service:   While there may be arguments over the best bourbon for a Mint Julep or which horse is going to win the Derby, one thing Louisvillians can agree on is their city is on the rise. Louisville continues to move up the national rankings for population growth, job growth, and…


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LouisvilleKy-based Humana Foundation Appoints Walter D. Woods as New Foundation Chief Executive Officer

Experienced nonprofit leader to guide Humana Foundation as it focuses on addressing social determinants of health LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Humana Foundation, philanthropic arm of Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) for the past 36 years, announced today that Walter D. Woods has been appointed the foundation’s chief executive officer. He has started in the role this week. Woods brings 30 years of corporate and nonprofit experience to the position, including roles where he focused on helping senior citizens live healthier lives. Woods joins the Humana Foundation as it has been evolving its overall strategy to focus primarily on addressing the upstream barriers to overcoming…


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LouisvilleKY Area Home Sales Up 2.9% Year-To-Date and Average Price Up 5.4%

    Louisville, KY – The Greater Louisville Association of Realtors (GLAR) reported sales up 2.86% year-to-date (YTD) for 2017. Sales in September 2017 were 1,565 versus 1,671 last September. The average price YTD was up 5.39% and the median price was up 5.46%. In Jefferson County, the average price in September 2017 was $210,741 and the median was $171,900. For all MLS areas, the inventory of available properties was 10.54% lower than at the same time last year. In Jefferson County, the inventory of homes and condos for sale was 7.79% lower than September 2016. Inventory in Oldham and Bullitt…


maker faire

LOUISVILLE, KY (OCTOBER 13, 2017) -Engineers, artists, scientists, and crafters will unite at Fourth Street Live! to share their innovations and ideas. Makers will be present from noon-5pm to present their experiments, projects, and hobbies on Saturday, October 21st. This is a family-friendly event until 5pm, and then Big Kid fun will begin at 6pm for those 21+. The 5th annual Louisville Mini Maker Faire has created a new partnership with Fourth Street Live! this year, as the event continues to grow. The Mini Maker Fair has previously been held in union with Nulu Fest and at West Main Street’s Museum Row. In 2006, the editors of _Make: Magazine_ set out…


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LouisvilleKY Vote to be rescheduled on Butchertown Stadium Development District bond

Mayor agrees to push vote to Oct. 26 to give council more time for review Louisville, KY., – Mayor Greg Fischer, Metro Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith and the Louisville City Football Club jointly announced today that a vote on a $30 million bond for a new Butchertown Stadium Development District will be pushed back to Oct. 26, to give the Metro Council additional time for review. “I want the Council to have the time they need to understand what a smart opportunity this is for our city,” the Mayor said. “This stadium will anchor a $200 million project that develops…


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LouisvilleKY’s Young Professional Association Launches Online Petition to bring Amazon to city

  Louisville, Ky. (October 10, 2017) – The Young Professionals Association of Louisville (YPAL) is working alongside the city of Louisville and its leaders to highlight the area’s talented, vibrant and diverse workforce as part of the city’s proposal to attract Amazon’s second U.S. headquarters (HQ2) to the region. YPAL has published an online petition in support of Amazon choosing Louisville for HQ2. The organization seeks to accumulate thousands of signatures between October 10-15 to demonstrate community support for the project, and anyone from the Greater Louisville area who supports Amazon HQ2 locating to the region may sign the petition. The deadline for…


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LouisvilleKY’s strong economy, sound management leads to positive credit ratings from ‘Big 3’ agencies

Louisville, KY., – Three nationally recognized credit rating services are citing Louisville Metro’s strong economy, sound management, and budgetary flexibility as the basis for again granting positive bond ratings. The new acknowledgments from “The Big Three” credit agencies — Fitch Ratings, Inc., Moody’s Investors Service, and Standard & Poor’s — strengthen Metro’s position to invest in the city. The investments complement the $11 billion in capital investments since 2014 from other sectors to further grow the local economy. “We’re seeing economic momentum that’s unprecedented in Louisville’s modern history, fueled by public and private investments in every corner of the city,…


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Mayor announces $200 million development in LouisvilleKY’s Butchertown, anchored by soccer stadium

Louisville, KY., – Mayor Greg Fischer today announced a $200 million economic development plan for about 35 underused acres in Butchertown that will be anchored by a 10,000-seat, 15-acre soccer stadium, allowing Louisville to compete for an MLS franchise. “This is an exciting, worthwhile project that takes an underused, very visible swath of land and creates a vibrant new stadium district that builds on the momentum downtown, in Nulu and Butchertown,” the Mayor said. “This is a smart opportunity, and when smart opportunities to move our city forward come up, we’re going to grab them.” (Listen to Mayor Greg Fischer…


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Moving Closer To A Strike, UPS Aircraft Mechanics File New Request To Be Released From Mediated Negotiations

After Years of Contract Delays, Teamsters Local 2727 Members Say Negotiations Are at an Impasse LOUISVILLE, Ky., Sept. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Following close to four years of UPS refusing to bargain fairly on a new contract with its aircraft mechanics and related classifications, the workforce of approximately 1,300 employees who maintain the company’s air fleet filed a new request with the National Mediation Board (NMB) today asking to be released from mediated contract negotiations with the  company. The workers – represented by Teamsters Local 2727 – first requested to be released from mediated negotiations earlier this year. Since then, UPS has refused…


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LouisvilleKY-based Humana and Humana Foundation Offer Support to Puerto Rico Communities Impacted by Multiple Hurricanes

$250,000 donation will help the American Red Cross provide immediate disaster relief services Help for members, employees, health care providers, brokers, employer clients and the community at large includes expanding access to crisis hotline and free counseling September 20, 2017 09:55 PM Eastern Daylight Time SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico & LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Recognizing the severe toll Hurricane Maria has taken on Puerto Rico communities already distressed following Hurricane Irma, health and well-being company Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) announced today that it has initiated a series of disaster relief efforts to assist its members, employees and Puerto Rico communities. In addition, the Humana Foundation,…