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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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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 KFC Ltd. Launches New Collection Of Finger Lickin’ Goods Just In Time For Holiday Shoppers

 LOUISVILLE, Ky.,  /PRNewswire/ — Today, KFC launched its new limited-edition collection of quality fried chicken apparel and merchandise essentials on the brand’s e-commerce store, KFC Ltd.The collection debuts just in time for procrastinating holiday shoppers to pick up fried chicken swag for anyone on their gift list. “Our finger lickin’ faithful deserve to celebrate the holidays by giving and receiving some fried chicken essentials,” said George Felix, director of advertising, KFC U.S. “The second round of KFC Ltd. has it all, even the wrapping paper. You’ll spend less time shopping, leaving you more time to enjoy a $20 Fill Up with your family this holiday season.”…


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LouisvilleKy-based Atria’s New Storytelling App and Cards Encourage Relationship Building and Wisdom Sharing

  Atria StoryWise™ strives to help people create a wiser, more connected world – one story at a time. Photos from www.atriaseniorliving.com LOUISVILLE, Ky., /PRNewswire/ — From the time humans first walked the earth, storytelling has been our purest way of preserving our cultural history and passing wisdom from generation to generation. Today, we live in an age where we have access to dizzying amounts of cheap, often unsubstantiated information. Yet information does not equal wisdom. It only becomes wisdom when it is shared in the context of personal experience – which makes storytelling more important and valuable than ever. Atria Senior Living serves…


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Scott Straus wins LouisvilleKY’s Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order

Story and photo from uoflnews.com LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Political science professor and author Scott Straus has won the 2018 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order for his 2015 book, “Making and Unmaking Nations: War, Leadership, and Genocide in Modern Africa.” In the book, Straus, who teaches at University of Wisconsin-Madison, explains how ideas and political messages can become tipping points for genocide. His original research examines patterns and circumstances that have resulted in genocide and contrasts those with similar situations where genocide seemed likely to happen but did not. Straus contends that the “founding narratives” of national leaders…


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Low Supply and Price Growth Keep First-Time LouisvilleKY Home Buyers on the Sidelines  

  Louisville, KY (November 28, 2017) – The National Association of Realtors 2017 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers shows that a continued drought in housing supply has led to price growth, keeping many first-time home buyers out of the market even when the economy has experienced steady job gains and mortgage rates are at record lows. With the rise in home prices and inventory shortages, the lower end of the market is witnessing the worst of the supply crunch. Despite strong interest in owning a home, local Realtors® are also seeing that Louisville’s low inventory is leaving first-time buyers hesitant to enter the market….


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Construction to begin soon on south LouisvilleKY’s Colonial Gardens

Renovated space will include four local restaurant options, beer garden LOUISVILLE, KY  – Construction is now scheduled to begin on the $5 million redevelopment of historic Colonial Gardens in south Louisville, Mayor Greg Fischer and Metro Council members announced last week. The adaptive reuse project includes renovating the 7,000-square-foot historic Colonial Gardens building, as well as adding three new, one-story buildings for a total of 18,000-square-feet that will share a common patio and garden area. “Giving new life to historic structures like Colonial Gardens helps give Louisville an authentic quality of place like no other city, and our unique character…


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LouisvilleKY’s Baptist Health joins CareSource Health Plan Network

CareSource Marketplace members have access to the largest nonprofit health system in Kentucky LOUISVILLE, Ky.,  /PRNewswire/ — CareSource and Baptist Health have reached an agreement to provide quality access to health care for consumers in Kentucky and southern Indiana through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Beginning in January 2018, Baptist Health providers in both states will accept CareSource Marketplace members seeking health care and physician services. The agreement gives CareSource members access to a wide variety of services available through Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist Health’s physician network, and Baptist Health hospitals — Baptist Health Corbin, Baptist Health La Grange, Baptist Health Lexington, Baptist Health Louisville, Baptist…


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Abbey Road on the River Announces 2018 Headliners to entertain LouisvilleKY and southern Indiana

  Jeffersonville, IN  – The WAVE 3 News Abbey Road on the River, the world’s largest Beatles inspired music festival, will return to downtown Jeffersonville, Indiana on Memorial Day weekend, May 24-28, 2018. Festival organizers are pleased to announce that Grammy-winning rock group America, the fathers of psychedelic rock Vanilla Fudge, and The Beatles’ primary recording sound engineer Geoff Emerick will headline the 2018 event. The Grammy-winning band America will take the stage on Saturday, May 26th to perform their soft rock hits like “A Horse with No Name,” “Ventura Highway,” and “Sister Golden Hair.” Like The Beatles, America found great success in working with producer George Martin…


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LouisvilleKY businesses team up to offer rewards for buying local

Louisville, KY  – The Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA), an alliance of more than 900 locally owned and independent businesses, has launched its 10th Annual Buy Local, Win $1000 hoLOUdays Contest. Shoppers can submit receipts from any LIBA member business and enter to win a $1,000 LIBA gift card, valid at more than 70 local businesses. Each receipt counts as one entry, no limit on the number of entries. Receipts can be submitted by mail, email, text, online, or in person at any Feeder’s Supply or Heine Brothers’ Coffee location. Entry forms and official contest rules are available at keeplouisvilleweird.com. Another way to enter the contest is…