LouisvilleKY kicks off its 2018 SummerWorks program to put youth to work

Louisville, KY., – A stronger pipeline of young talent is critical to Louisville’s future, Mayor Greg Fischer said today in launching the SummerWorks youth jobs program for 2018. “Summer jobs are critical building blocks for young people, and SummerWorks is crucial for the health of the local economy, because it creates a pipeline of future talent,” Mayor Fischer said. “We want Louisville’s business culture to be one where every company, large and small, hires or sponsors summer jobs for youth.” Last year, more than 160 companies and organizations hired SummerWorks youth. And already, momentum is building for this summer, with…

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LouisvilleKY launches Food Entrepreneurship series

Louisville, KY., –  Louisville Forward’s Small Business Development team is launching a Food Entrepreneurship series designed to foster the development of new restaurateurs and food entrepreneurs. The interactive 9-class series will run from March 3rd to June 30th and will be taught by local industry-leading professionals. All classes will meet on Saturdays from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. “From the Hot Brown to Bourbon infusions, Louisville has been internationally recognized for its innovative and fresh culinary scene and we want to keep this momentum going,” said Mayor Greg Fischer. “Through this interactive series, entrepreneurs will learn how to open a restaurant…

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LouisvilleKY’s Mayor Fischer busy in India this week

Story and photos from Mayor Fischer’s Facebook page… Fischer touting the city’s compassion work and economic development momentum, and visit with the Dalai Lama Louisville, KY., – Mayor Greg Fischer is taking part in a 10-day trip to India, organized by the international Strong Cities Network (SCN), that will include a visit with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. As part of the trip, funded by the U.S. Embassy in India, Mayor Fischer and Tom Tait, Mayor of Anaheim, Calif., will meet with government, business, media and thought leaders to discuss approaches to making cities safer and communities stronger amid the rise…


LouisvilleKY’s LIBA to focus on South End

LOUISVILLE, KY  – Building on a committed focus to support and celebrate local independent businesses in South Louisville, the Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) and the LIBA South Work Group are excited to launch a new “Keep South Louisville Weird” campaign. The campaign, which is centered around a new poster and will eventually include billboards in South Louisville, was designed to reinforce community pride in the unique businesses that call South Louisville home, and to act as a way to remind customers of the impact they have when they buy local. The campaign poster will be unveiled and available for distribution…

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LouisvilleKY Frazier History Museum and Commonwealth’s Bourbon country nabs travel kudos

LOUISVILLE, KY.,  – BOURBON COUNTRY has been named one of the “TOP 10 TRAVEL DESTINATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES” for 2018 by LONELY PLANET. The travel media authority named the Kentucky region No. 8 on its list of must-see places to visit. “The state of Kentucky is known for its rolling hills topped with stately horse farms, its fierce devotion to college basketball and, most importantly, its bourbon,” Lonely Planet said. “The state’s distilling heritage runs deep, and those looking for a taste should head straight to Kentucky Bourbon Country, the golden triangle between LOUISVILLE, Lexington and Elizabethtown where this seasoned spirit comes to life.” Lonely Planet also…

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New Opportunity in LouisvilleKY for Military Veterans to Learn Valuable Tech Skills, Improve Employment Options

LOUISVILLE, Ky., /PRNewswire/ — Military veterans nationwide will have increased access to The Software Guild‘s coding and software development bootcamp in Louisville, KY. The Software Guild is now approved by the Kentucky State Approving Agency for Veterans Education to offer VA Educational Benefits (GI Bill®) to eligible individuals enrolled in approved programs. For veterans striving to change their careers upon leaving the military, The Software Guild’s coding-intensive program is an educational option that can lead to increased job opportunities. “There are so many skills that transfer from military experience into the coding sector – critical thinking, problem solving and organization, as examples,” said Rachel McGalliard,…

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LouisvilleKY’s Brown-Forman to invest in renewable energy

First Major U.S. Spirits and Wine Producer to Enter Power Purchase Agreement LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Brown-Forman Corporation (NYSE:BFA)(NYSE:BFB) today announced a major commitment to renewable energy with an agreement to purchase 30 megawatts (MW) of electricity annually from Solomon Forks Wind Project, a new wind power project in Kansas. The wind farm is expected to generate the equivalent of more than 90% of Brown-Forman’s annual electricity usage in the United States. Brown-Forman is the first major U.S. spirits and wine producer to commit to a power purchase agreement (PPA) in the U.S. Power purchase agreements allow companies such as Brown-Forman to…

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LouisvilleKY’s Parks and Recreation takes over operation of Quail Chase Golf Club

Photos from Quail Golf Club’s Facebook page… Louisville, KY., – Louisville Parks and Recreation has assumed responsibility for the operation of Quail Chase Golf Club, a 27-hole championship-level course located on the Jefferson/Bullitt county line 20 minutes south of downtown Louisville. The addition brings a marquee golf destination to Parks and Recreation’s portfolio of courses, including nine municipally run tracks located within the Louisville Metro area. Metro acquired the facility and improvements Feb. 1 from Golf Development Company Inc. for $850,000. Through the agreement, Golf Development Inc. will make an annual $25,000 donation to the First Tee of Louisville for…


New non-stop flight out of LouisvilleKY speeds shipments from U.S. to the Middle East

Recently deployed Boeing 747-8F improves time-in-transit by one day to key destinations in Middle East, a gateway to Africa & the Indian subcontinent Announcement follows news of UPS’s role as official logistics provider for Expo 2020 Dubai New flight enables greater capacity on the current Canada and U.S. to Middle East lane LOUISVILLE, KY and DUBAI, UAE, Feb. 5, 2018 /CNW/ – UPS (NYSE:UPS) is launching a daily non-stop flight from its Worldport®global air hub in Louisville, KY., to Dubai, UAE, improving time-in-transit from North and South America to key destinations in the Middle East by a full business day. The flight, operated with one of UPS’s new 747-8F freighters, is part of the build out of UPS’s smart…

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Beloved LouisvilleKY Bar Set to Reopen

  Joe’s Older Than Dirt will make triumphant return LYNDON, Ky.  —  A Louisville institution and its iconic moose mascot are making a comeback. Former general manager of Joe’s Older than Dirt, Cres Bride and Olé Restaurant Group announced today they are partnering to reopen the bar at its previous location at 8131 New LaGrange Rd. in Lyndon. Bride, who also owns and manages, R Place Pub, will run day-to-day operations, while Olé Restaurant Group, comprised of Mussel & Burger Bar, Artesano Vino Tapas Y Mas, Guaca Mole Cocina Mexicana, Mercato Italiano and El Taco Luchador, is developing an affordable food menu….