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LouisvilleKY’s St. James Art Show unveils this year’s poster

Louisville, Kentucky  – Standing in front of the renowned St. James Court Fountain, the official 2018 St. James Court Art Show poster was unveiled today. St. James Court Art Show Executive Director, Howard Rosenberg and Official Poster Artist, K.O. Lewis stood next to Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Councilman David James as the poster was unveiled. “I’m just proud to say St. James (Court Art Show) showcases our city values, compassion, and life-long learning all come together in such a beautiful artistic way every year at St. James,” said Mayor Fischer. Born and raised in the West-End of Louisville, Lewis was influenced by his inner city…


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LouisvilleKy’s Zoo Welcomes Two New Gray Seals

 Louisville, KY., – Boone and Minnow, two male gray seals, have joined the other pinnipeds on regular rotation at the Louisville Zoo’s Glacier Run exhibit. Both seals come to Louisville from Chicago’s Brookfield Zoo. Minnow is 31 and Boone is 13. The two join California sea lions Triton (28), Bart (25), Gremlin (14), Riva (4), harbor seal Toney (16) and gray seal Rona (4). The Louisville Zoo has a rich history with this species. Eight seal pups have been born at the Zoo and when twin seal pups were born in 1979, they were the first twins to be documented in…


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LouisvilleKY’s Neighborhood Place partners hosts several health-focused events in August

Louisville, KY.,  – Neighborhood Place partners offer a variety of health-focused events and services in August including three opportunities to attend an educational baby shower, a Healthy Living Club to help reduce stress, a Diabetes Self-Management class, and a series of classes focused on healthy meal planning and eating. To learn more about these offerings and several others please refer to the list below. Aug 6, 8, 13, 16, 27, and 31, Passport Health Care Community Engagement at multiple locations  Passport members are invited to join with representatives from Passport Health Care for one-on-one consultations to discuss plan benefits and options.   This…


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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Needs Your Input Multi-use Trail in LouisvilleKy’s A.B. Sawyer Park

Louisville, KY., – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC), in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), are seeking public input regarding the proposed construction of a multi-use path in A.B. Sawyer Park, a public-use recreational resource protected under Section 4(f) of the Transportation Act of 1966. The general project description is to construct a shared use path through A.B. Sawyer Park from Whipps Mill Road to the Forest Green Greenway. The path will traverse under Hurstbourne Parkway and cross over Middle Fork Beargrass Creek to connect with the existing Forest Green Greenway. The project also provides sidewalk connectivity along Hurstbourne…


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New bicycle pump track unveiled at LouisvilleKY’s Shawnee Park

Photos from Metro Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton’s Facebook page… Louisville, KY., – Third District Congressman John Yarmuth, Metro Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton and others were on hand Saturday as Louisville Parks and Recreation unveiled a new bicycle pump track in Shawnee Park as part of the West Louisville Appreciation Day festival. “This pump track is another exciting way for young people in West Louisville and throughout our city to experience the outdoors and have fun in one of the many award-winning parks right here in our community. It was an honor to join Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton and so many West…


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Councilwoman Welch to host special ceremony to honor LouisvilleKY’s Kenwood Drive In

Ceremony set for Tuesday, July 31st at noon Louisville – In the days before YouTube, Netflix and Pay per View, there was one special place in Louisville’s South End to take the family out for a movie and you didn’t have to get out of the car. One Tuesday, July 31st Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13), the Kentucky Historical Society and representatives of the Iroquois Neighborhood Association will dedicate the Commonwealth’s newest Historical Marker at the Kenwood Drive In. “Sixty nine years ago, the Kenwood Drive In held its Grand Opening and for those of us who grew up in South Louisville and the surrounding…


Shawnee Outdoor Learning Center

LouisvilleKY provides glimpse of future regional Shawnee Outdoor Learning Center

Louisville, KY., – It was a vision that began nearly a decade ago, but with the release of renderings showing a sprawling, interactive campus, the future Shawnee Outdoor Learning Center came one step closer to reality today. “Our parks system really embodies our core city values of health, lifelong learning and compassion,” Mayor Greg Fischer said. “Shawnee Park is a great example. We’re excited about our vision for creating a hub for outdoor recreation and learning experiences in west Louisville at will become the Shawnee Outdoor Learning Center.” The facility would become a regional nature/outdoor learning center providing “cradle to…


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Some changes in store for LouisvilleKY’s GonzoFest

GONZOFEST LOUISVILLE MOVES ANNUAL EVENT TO JULY FOR 2019 FESTIVAL PARTNERSHIPS WITH SPEED ART MUSEUM AND FRAZIER HISTORY MUSEUM BRING TWO SEPARATE HUNTER S. THOMPSON EXHIBITS IN 2019 LOUISVILLE, KY – From numerous venue changes, to logistical modifications, such as emphasizing the literary and spoken word components, GonzoFest Louisville [1] has seen a lot of change since their inception in 2010. In 2017 GonzoFest Louisville partnered with the Louisville Free Public Library [2](LFPL) and the Main Library of LFPL is now the home of GonzoFest Louisville. That location was chosen because Thompson’s mother, Virginia Thompson retired from the Main Library of LFPL after working years there as…


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James Beard Foundation’s Taste America® is coming to LouisvilleKY this fall

JBF Taste America Local All-Star Annie Pettry joins celebrated chefs to create a one-of-a-kind culinary experience October 19 at Ashbourne Farms LOUISVILLE, KY (July 16, 2018) – The James Beard Foundation (JBF) announced the cities and dates for its sixth annual Taste America® national culinary tour, Sept. 28 through Nov. 17 including a stop for the first time ever in Louisville in October. The traveling series will bring a unique partnering of culinary greats, dining experiences and educational opportunities to 10 dynamic food destinations this fall including Austin, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Louisville, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Francisco, and…


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Flyover Film Festival prepares for take-off with pre-flight reception tonight

Louisville, KY., – The public is invited to celebrate local filmmaking with the Louisville Film Society and 21c Museum Hotel at a Pre-Flight Reception on Tuesday, July 17 in honor of the 10th annual Flyover Film Festival. The party will take place in the Atrium of the hotel from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. where guests will enjoy learning more about the eight films tied to Kentucky that will be screened during Flyover, Sunday July 22 – Friday July 27. Soozie Eastman, Executive Director of LFS, said “Our Pre-Flight event gives film lovers the opportunity to meet and mingle with many…