Kindergarten Countdown

Louisville’s Kindergarten Countdown Fair at Slugger Field July 28

LOUISVILLE (July 27, 2015) – Hundreds of 5-year-olds are expected to swarm Louisville Slugger Field the evening of July 28 for the annual Kindergarten Countdown Fair – the main event of the city’s yearly initiative to help prepare students entering school for the first time. “This is an important milestone,” Mayor Greg Fischer said.  “I want our kids to get excited about the first day of school, and I want parents to know how to prepare their children. Kindergarten is the first step to a successful education and bright future.” The Kindergarten Countdown Fair is Tuesday, July 28 at Louisville…

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Mayor Fischer names James L. Blanton as director of Louisville Free Public Library

Louisville, Ky., – Citing his innovative approach to lifelong learning, including making libraries as centers of knowledge in addition to books, Mayor Greg Fischer today named James L. Blanton as the new director of the Louisville Free Public Library. Blanton is currently director of the Daviess County Public Library in Owensboro, a position he’s held since 2012. He served many roles in his 12 years at the Chesapeake Public Library in Virginia, including senior library manager, overseeing all aspects of operations for the main central library. ‘The Chesapeake library system, with seven branches, serves the city’s 231,000 residents. “Mr. Blanton takes…