The Hartford

The Hartford Names LouisvilleKY Among 100 Cities With Highest Home Fire Risk, Pledges Support

*A home fire is reported in the U.S. every 86 seconds and 33 percent of home fires are started by children 6-9 years old *The Hartford brings Junior Fire Marshal® program to the city and will donate a total of $20,000 to the school district and fire department for fire safety education HARTFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–According to The Hartford’s Home Fire Index, Louisville, Ky. ranks No. 89 among the 100 U.S. cities with the highest home fire risk.2 As part of the 70th anniversary of The Hartford’s Junior Fire Marshal program, which is one of the country’s oldest corporate-sponsored public education programs, The…


LouisvilleKY’s Kindred donates $50,000 to help hurricane victims

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (“Kindred” or the “Company”) (NYSE: KND) today announced that the Company will make a $50,000 donation to the American Red Cross in support of recovery efforts from Hurricane Harvey in Texas and across the Gulf Coast. The Company is also supporting its employees through its HOPE Fund, a tax-exempt charitable organization that was established to provide monetary assistance to Kindred employees experiencing financial hardship due to a catastrophic life event. “We are focused on doing everything necessary to support our team in Houston to make sure that our sites of service are operational, our patients…

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LouisvilleKY Area Home Sales Up 2.6% and Average Price Up 6.4% with Continued Low Inventory

  Louisville, KY (August 17, 2017) – The Greater Louisville Association of Realtors® (GLAR) reported sales up 2.63% year-to-date (YTD) for 2017. Sales in July were 1,679 versus 1,670 last July representing a modest 0.54% increase. With the continued lower inventory, the average price YTD was up 6.39% and the median price was up 6.88%. In Jefferson County, the average price in July 2017 was $214,532 and the median was $177,000. For all MLS areas, the inventory of available properties was 15.42% lower than at the same time last year. In Jefferson County, the inventory of homes and condos for sale was…

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LouisvilleKY’s IdeaFestival 2017 Releases Full Agenda

Presenters include CNN’s John King, play expert Peter Gray, social entrepreneur Anshu Gupta, musician psychiatrist Richard Kogan, WIRED’s Emily Dreyfuss and more LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IdeaFestival® 2017, a leading celebration for creative thinkers and the intellectually curious, releases this year’s full agenda and announces Delta Dental as this year’s Presenting Sponsor. The Festival boasts over 20 presenters who will inspire, entertain and promote disruptive idea creation and innovation from Sept. 26th – Sept. 28th, at The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts. Festival Passes are currently on sale for $249. Festival Pass pricing will increase and Day Passes will be available on September 5th. The Festival kicks off…

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LouisvilleKYs Payment Alliance International Honored with Best Places to Work Award for Third Year

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Payment Alliance International (PAI), the nation’s largest, privately-held ATM provider, today announced it has been honored for the third year in a row by Louisville Business First as a Best Places to Work in Greater Louisville award winner. Recipients were celebrated at an awards breakfast held at The Olmstead on Thursday, Aug. 3. PAI was recognized in the large employer category of 100 employees or more. This is the third year of the annual Best Places to Work awards program, honoring Louisville-area employers who have earned employee loyalty and affection by investing in their well-being and development. Honorees were determined by Nebraska-based Quantum…

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Safer exit ramp project kicks off major south LouisvilleKY’s Dixie Highway improvements

Ramp realignment in Shively is first phase of substantial project to transform city’s busiest highway into a safer, more business-friendly destination Louisville, KY., – A long-awaited project to make a Watterson Expressway exit safer is underway, making travel into Shively and Dixie Highway more efficient and less hair-raising for drivers and pedestrians. The construction is the first phase of an accelerated plan to improve safety and traffic efficiency throughout the Dixie Highway corridor – a comprehensive set of projects that will invest more than $50 million along the highway over the next two years in the city’s busiest highway. Mayor…

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Old Forester Distillery Installs Column Still in new LouisvilleKY facility

Centerpiece for new distillery marks milestone in construction PR Newswire LOUISVILLE, Ky., /PRNewswire/ — Old Forester has  installed the centerpiece of its new distillery – the column still. Produced by Vendome Copper and Brass Works, the Old Forester still is 24 inches wide and 44 feet tall, weighing in at 4700 lbs. The column still’s key role in bourbon making is the separation of the fermented mash (corn, rye, malt and barley) to create ‘new spirit,’ essentially serving as the heart of the distillery. The column still traveled down Main Street from Louisville’s Vendome company for installation. The still was lifted from a…

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LouisvilleKY’s Waterfront Botanical Gardens Receives $1 Million Donation from Sam Shine Foundation

Louisville, KY., – Botanica, Inc. has received a gracious donation of $1 million from the Sam Shine Foundation, a charitable organization founded by area businessman and philanthropist Sam M. Shine, to advance development of the Waterfront Botanical Gardens. Mr. Shine is founder, president and owner of Samtec, Inc., a $40 million corporation headquartered in New Albany, Indiana, that manufactures electronic connectors. A lifelong New Albany resident, Mr. Shine graduated from Indiana University in 1955 with a bachelor’s degree in business, majoring in marketing. Including the $1 million donation, Botanica has raised $5.7 million for the first phase of the project….


Varanese Restaurant Celebrates 10 Years on LouisvilleKY’s Frankfort Avenue

Party and Retrospective Dinner will be held to honor the 10-Year Anniversary   Photos from Varanese’s Twitter page Louisville, KY (August 1, 2017) – Varanese Restaurant, located at 2106 Frankfort Avenue, has been bringing creative, fresh cuisine and nightly live jazz music to the Clifton neighborhood for almost a decade. Since its opening in August of 2007, over 500,000 people have been served at Varanese. To celebrate this 10-year anniversary milestone, the team at Varanese has planned a community party and a special dinner. The 10th Anniversary Celebration will be held on Sunday, August 20th from5:00pm-11:00pm and will feature live music by Jeff Sherman’s 4-piece jazz band…

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LouisvilleKY’s Holiday Manor Shopping Center to get upscale Italian restaurant

Louisville, KY., – Kevin Grangier and Belle Noble Entertainment Group, LLC, have formalized the company’s plans to locate its seventh experiential dining concept at 2210 Holiday Manor Blvd in Holiday Manor Shopping Center. Grassa Gramma will offer authentic northern and southern Italian fare in an experiential environment, consistent with Grangier’s current concepts The Village Anchor, The Sea Hag Pub, Le Moo Fine Steak House, Blue Moo Supper Lounge, Kevin’s PICNIC and PICNIC Office Catering. Grassa Gramma is loosely translated in Italian to “Plump Grammaw”. The approximately 7,000 sf restaurant and bar will be located at Holiday Manor shopping center in the space formerly occupied…