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LouisvilleKY proposal is a finalist in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ 2018 Mayors Challenge

City receives up to $100,000 for testing phase in competition for Grand Prize for innovative solutions to urgent challenges Louisville, KY., – Louisville is among 35 Champion Cities announced today as finalists in the Bloomberg Philanthropies’ 2018 U.S. Mayors Challenge, a nationwide competition that encourages city leaders to uncover bold, inventive ideas that confront the toughest problems cities face. Chosen from a competitive pool of more than 320 applications, the Champion Cities will now begin a six-month testing phase where they will conduct public prototypes of their ideas with grant funding of up to $100,000 per city. Louisville’s proposal, developed by…


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Helping Women Escape Addiction is #1 for Driven Purpose

A Louisville Sober Living House Amanda Scott emerged from a life saddled with addiction to help start DrivenPurpose.org, which operates a home for women who want to change their lives for the better by getting clean in a safe and healthy environment. The Sober Living House, at 4610 West Market Street, has already helped several women escape troubled lives and learn to live without drugs or alcohol. Want to Help? Visit Buffalo Wild Wings on Taylorsville Road Feb 12th and present them with this ticket. They will donate 10% of sales. Scott appeared on a recent episode of the Rusty…


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Jtown Attorney to Thieneman: “I’ll do my damned level best to break your neck”

Jeffersontown city attorney Schuyler Olt ignited a firestorm of controversy Jan. 23 when he started an online fight with Chris Thieneman over the treatment of police in the media. The post that started the brouhaha by Thieneman was simply a screen shot of a story by Joe Gerth in the Courier-Journal headlined, “Police must root out racist officers.” It concerned Prospect police officer Todd Shaw’s racist remarks that led to his firing. Olt, who claims on his Facebook page to be a minister at Carlisle Presbyterian Church, responded first with a comment claiming that Shaw’s behavior was “horrible” but adding…


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Despite Evidence, Misinformed Jeffersontown Committee Unmoved on Airbnb Issue

Planning and Zoning Committee takes no action to allow Short-Term Rentals On Tuesday, I attended the Planning and Zoning Meeting of the Jeffersontown City Council. The only agenda item was short-term rentals. It was lightly attended, but there were a handful of residents who came prepared to express their opposition to legalizing short-term rentals. This committee has the authority to make changes to the law, but it appears to me no member of the committee is interested in learning FACTS about the issue. Instead, they listened as Norm Meyer of Plainview rambled on about how wrong it was for WAVE-TV…


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Mayor Fischer gives LouisvilleKY a progress report

Louisville, KY., – Last week, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer gave his State of the City address and released a “Progress Report” for 2017. The following is his letter announcing the report and a link to the report, itself: Letter from Mayor Fischer: Our city is going through a tremendous renaissance in job growth, construction and educational attainment. We have earned a host of accolades from around the world as a city on the move, because we offer a unique combination of economic opportunity, great quality of life, signature tourist attractions and the zeal to create a community where everyone in…


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LouisvilleKY to explore new site for LMPD impound lot

Louisville, KY., – Louisville Metro Government announced that it is beginning the process of exploring alternative locations for the Louisville Metro Police Impound lot. The lot, located for at least 50 years at 1478 Frankfort Ave. in Butchertown, serves as the main temporary storage area for cars towed from throughout the city, and as a longer-term storage area for cars being held as evidence in a legal proceeding. It holds about 1,800 vehicles at full capacity, but frequently stores in excess of 2,000 vehicles. The impound lot’s current location, bordering the Butchertown Greenway Trail and the main stem of the…


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LouisvilleKY’s Rick Pitino is off the UofL team, fired today by Board of Trustees

By Jackie Hollenkamp Bentley   Louisville, KY., – Multiple news sources are reporting that Rick Pitino has officially been fired from the University of Louisville Men’s Basketball program. Pitino had been on administrative leave since Sept. 27 when the FBI announced an investigation into fraud and corruption in college basketball.  The university’s board of trustees voted this afternoon to formally terminate the Hall of Fame coach’s contract. According to ESPN.com, Pitino’s attorney (Steve Pence) submitted an affidavit on his behalf at today’s meeting, stating the termination was unjust. “I do not dispute ULAA’s right to terminate my employment at its discretion,” Pitino’s…


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‘Get in the Game’ campaign asks LouisvilleKY community to be part of collecting delinquent child support local kids

  County Attorney’s list has netted $15.2 million in last 11 years Louisville, Ky., – Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell previewed the annual publication of delinquent child support obligors Thursday that will be printed in The Courier-Journal on Sunday, September 17 and available online the same day. The office’s Child Support Division has collected a total of $15.2 million, sent wage withholding orders to 11,450 employers and found 18,911 new addresses that are directly attributable to the lists printed each year since 2005. This year’s theme is “Get in the Game. When Adults Pay, Kids Win.” “Everyone in Jefferson County…


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LouisvilleKy files lawsuit in opioid crisis

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Louisville Metro Government has filed a federal lawsuit against the three largest wholesale opioid distribution companies – Cardinal Health, AmerisourceBergen, and McKesson – for dumping millions of pills into Louisville neighborhoods while refusing to fulfill their obligations to monitor, identify, report and halt suspicious shipments of opioids. The suit, filed Monday in U.S. District court under the direction of Mayor Greg Fischer and Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell, seeks damages to help Louisville combat the opioid public health crisis that has impacted Louisville and has led to everything from overdose deaths to increased crime in the…


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UofL Adds Clear Bag Policy, Magnetic Wanding at LouisvilleKY Football Games

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — In the interest of augmenting existing security measures at football games at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, University of Louisville Athletics will implement new security measures, including magnetic wanding at all entry gates and restricting the size and type of bag that may be carried into the stadium for home football games and concerts moving forward.   Fans are encouraged to enter the stadium early, as magnetic wanding will be added to the entry process for all patrons at all gates on game days.  Upon entering the queue at the stadium gates, fans will be asked…