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LouisvilleKY Area Home Sales Up with Continued Low Inventory

  Louisville, KY (June 15, 2017) – The Greater Louisville Association of Realtors® (“GLAR”) reported sales up 3.65% year-to-date (YTD) for 2017. Sales totaled 6,794 for the first five months of the year versus 6,555 last year. With the continued lower inventory, the average price YTD was up 7.99% and the median price was up 6.58%. In Jefferson County, the average price in May 2017 was $216,285 and the median was $176,002. For all MLS areas, the inventory of available properties was 17.09% lower than at the same time last year. In Jefferson County, the inventory of homes and condos…


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LouisvilleKy’s Bourbon & Beyond announces official food and beverage partners

TICKETS ON SALE NOW @ HTTP://WWW.BOURBONANDBEYOND.COM FEATURING: _THE BIG BOURBON BAR PRESENTED BY LOUISVILLE COURIER-JOURNAL_ _ACCLAIMED BOURBON DISTILLERY PARTNERS SERVING UP THEIR BRILLIANT BOURBONS_ _THE BEST BOURBON MASTER DISTILLERS ALL TOGETHER FOR ONE WEEKEND_ _ SPEAKEASY BARS & PARTIES THAT YOU CAN ONLY EXPERIENCE HERE_ _TOP CHEFS FROM KENTUCKY AND AROUND THE COUNTRY SERVING UP MOUTHWATERING FARE_ _ _ LOUISVILLE, KY – In honor of National Bourbon Day, Danny Wimmer Presents is ecstatic to announce its highly anticipated Food & Beverage Partners for BOURBON & BEYOND, an incredible all-in-one bourbon, food, and music festival that celebrates the craftsmanship, soul and spirit…


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LouisvilleKY GE workers see big switch at the top

JOHN FLANNERY NAMED CHAIRMAN AND CEO OF GE Jeff Immelt to Remain Chairman of the Board through December 31, 2017 Jeff Bornstein Named Vice Chair of GE; Continues as CFO Portfolio Transformation Paves Way for New Leadership GE’s 2017 Framework Remains Unchanged BOSTON – June 12, 2017 – GE (NYSE: GE) announced today that John Flannery, current President and CEO of GE Healthcare, has been named CEO of the company by the GE Board of Directors effective August 1, 2017 and Chairman and CEO effective January 1, 2018.  Jeff Immelt, Chairman and CEO, will remain Chairman of the Board through…


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GLI Releases First Phases of Talent Research in Louisvilleky

(Louisville KY)- After several months of research by the contracted firm IQS Research and the University of Louisville, GLI pinpointed the types of open positions Greater Louisville must fill to grow its population and local economy.  In addition to job types, the research sets forth locations where people are most likely to originate from to relocate to Greater Louisville.  It also indicates the job sectors that are projected to experience rapid growth.   “This is the first time any group in our region has attempted to solve this issue.  It is vital that our strategies be rooted in solid, timely…


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LouisvilleKY’s Krogers to stop helping Seniors with special discount days

By Jackie Hollenkamp Bentley Louisville, KY., – It appears Kroger’s Louisville Division will end its popular Senior Discount Program.  Several news organizations are reporting that the mega grocery chain is ending it’s 5 percent discount June 22nd. According to WDRB.com, removing the 5 percent discount is part of a “price-reduction plan” that will result in lower prices to “benefit all of its customers”. Of course, Kroger officials say, these seniors, many living on a fixed income, can continue to save with fuel points, coupons and that Free Friday download.  


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LouisvilleKY Launches New Farmers Market Association

Photos from Mayor Fischer’s Twitter page LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 25, 2017) – Mayor Greg Fischer today announced formation of the Louisville Farmers Market Association, a new group that will work to support local farmers markets, farmers and food producers to create access to a healthy and sustainable food system in Louisville Metro. Mayor Fischer made the announcement at the Gray Street Farmers Market, a collaboration between the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness and the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences. He was joined by Dr. Craig Blakely, dean of the school, and Fourth…


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LouisvilleKY’s youth summer jobs program to get a big boost from JPMorgan Chase

Here is JPMorgan Chase’s press release announcing the grants… Five-Year Investment Aims to Bridge the Gap between High School Students and Summer Job Training  NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–JPMorgan Chase & Co. today announced a $17 million, five-year commitment to U.S. cities working to increase the number of teens with access to quality summer work experiences that put them on a path to greater economic mobility. As part of the firm’s more than $325 million global investment in skills development, this nationwide effort will help equip young people with the skills and experiences they need to succeed and bridge the gap between…


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LouisvilleKY’s Forecastle to Showcase Scarce Bourbon Expressions at Bourbon Lodge Rarities Bar

  Kentucky Conservation Projects to Benefit from 2017 Bourbon Cares Program LOUISVILLE, KY – The Forecastle Bourbon Lodge®, Forecastle Festival’s acclaimed Kentucky Bourbon Trail® outpost, will give Bourbon fans exclusive access to some rare sips this year. The new Rarities Bar, presented by Liquor Barn and curated by category director Brad Williams, will feature some of the most sought-after, limited release Kentucky Bourbon expressions, many of which are exclusive to Forecastle. In addition, the Rarities Bar will debut unique, one-of-a-kind blends, crafted by Williams and Forecastle Founder JK McKnight, available for sample only at Forecastle and purchase at select Liquor…


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LouisvilleKY has a new Airline

LOUISVILLE, KY. May 19, 2017 — ALLEGIANT has officially launched service from Louisville. TO CELEBRATE, THE COMPANY, KNOWN FOR ITS EXCEPTIONAL TRAVEL DEALS, IS OFFERING ONE-WAY FARES ON THE NEW ROUTES FOR AS LOW AS $53.* “We’re thrilled to begin service in Louisville today, a brand new city on the Allegiant route map,” said Lukas Johnson, Allegiant senior vice president of commercial. “We’re excited to kick off the summer travel season with affordable, nonstop flights to sunny Fort Lauderdale.” Service beginning from Louisville International Airport (SDF) includes: * FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA VIA FORT LAUDERDALE-HOLLYWOOD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (FLL) – year-round service begins May…


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LouisvilleKY Area Home Sales Up 1.8% and Median Price Up 8% with Continued Low Inventory

Louisville, KY (May 15, 2017) – The Greater Louisville Association of Realtors® (GLAR) reported sales up 1.84% year-to-date (YTD) for 2017. Sales totaled 5,028 for the first four months of the year versus 4,937 last year. With the continued lower inventory, the average price YTD was up 8.68% and the median price was up 8.0%. In Jefferson County, the average price in April 2017 was $199,947 and the median was $165,000. For all MLS areas, the inventory of available properties was 20.32% lower than at the same time last year. In Jefferson County, the inventory of homes and condos for…