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Mayor says LouisvilleKY’s SummerWorks ‘crucial’ to nurturing youth, developing city’s talent pipeline

Louisville, KY., – Summer jobs are critical to developing the community’s youth and building a stronger local economy, Mayor Greg Fischer said in launching the SummerWorks jobs program for 2019. The program partners with companies and non-profits to provide good summer employment for young people age 16-21. “Summer jobs are essential building blocks for young people, and SummerWorks is crucial to our city’s economy, by creating a consistent pipeline of future talent,” Mayor Fischer said. “The combination of SummerWorks and the developing Academies of Louisville schools at JCPS will be critical pieces as we work to build the best talent development…


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Robots return to LouisvilleKY this weekend

DERBY FESTIVAL FOUNDATION ROBOTICS TOURNAMENT ON SATURDAY  Louisville, KY. – Get ready to ROBORUMBLE! The 2019 Samtec RoboRumble Regional Robotic Tournament returns this Saturday, March 2, at Marion C. Moore High School. The tournament hosted by the Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation and coordinated by Jefferson County Public Schools challenges students and teams to design, build and compete with robots. The competition begins at 9 AM with the awards ceremony following at 3 PM.   “Samtec is proud to once again sponsor the KDF Foundation RoboRumble Robotic Tournament,” said John Hynes, Director of Product Marketing. “We are committed to supporting STEM programs that will encourage…


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LouisvilleKY-based Papa John’s and Purdue University Global Partner to Deliver Tuition Benefit Program

Innovative partnership offers all the ingredients for affordable education to further career growth for team members LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Papa John’s (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced a new tuition benefit program for its 20,000 corporate team members that is unique in the Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) industry. The tuition reimbursement education program, Dough & Degrees, is offered in partnership with Purdue University Global. The program covers 100 percent of tuition costs of undergraduate and graduate online degree programs for Papa John’s corporate team members. The new program allows eligible employees to expand their skill set, build leadership and management expertise, and prepare…


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LouisvilleKY faces ‘devastating’ cuts in services

Mayor: Without new revenue, city faces “devastating” cuts in services because of Frankfort-mandated pension obligation Cuts would include every agency of Metro government, including police officers, fire stations, libraries and community services Louisville, KY., – Mayor Greg Fischer outlined specific and “devastating” potential cuts to city services and staff that would, without new revenue, be necessary to cover an expected $65 million budget gap over the next four years, caused by a state-mandated pension increase that grows every year through FY23. The potential cuts range from staffing reductions in nearly every Louisville Metro Government (LMG) department, including police, fire and…


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LouisvilleKY utitlity company putting out call for future engineers

Story and photo from LG&E’s website…   Louisville, KY., – These days, most teenagers have at least one thing in common — an unrelenting love for their cellphone. LG&E and KU employees recently relied on this fact when they taught Assumption High School (AHS) students how to build a solar-powered phone charger as part of the ACE Mentor program. ACE is a national program designed to introduce high school students to the wide range of career opportunities open to young people in architecture, construction and engineering. The Louisville affiliate was founded in 2009. Sparking curiosity Jay Robertson, Emerging Technologies program…


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JCPS cuts ribbon on new satellite office for LouisvilleKY families

Satellite Office @ Shawnee to offer tutoring, employment assistance and homeless support Story from JCPS website… Louisville, KY., – On January 22, Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) Superintendent Marty Pollio cut the ribbon today on a new satellite office created to strengthen support for JCPS students and families by taking district resources directly to where they live. The office, located inside the west wing of the Academy @ Shawnee at 4018 W. Market Street, is the second satellite office to open under Dr. Pollio’s leadership. “Breaking down barriers and building up new ways to engage families and provide them with…


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LouisvilleKY to get regional entrepreneurship and innovation hub

Story from UofLNews.com Louisville, KY – The University of Louisville and partners are creating a hub aimed at supporting and accelerating regional innovation and entrepreneurship, with a special focus on the city’s robust health care sector. “Together, we will commercialize university research, enhance the region’s reputation for innovation, grow jobs and economic development and build the next generation of leaders in the health care sector,” said UofL president Dr. Neeli Bendapudi.  The entrepreneur-led hub, dubbed the Louisville Entrepreneurship Acceleration Partnership (LEAP), is backed by a multimillion-dollar RISE grant funded by KY Innovation through the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development. The award is…


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Planet Fitness, Kuebers Donate $3 Million For LouisvilleKY training Facility Expansion  

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Rick and David Kueber (pronounced KEE-ber), leading Planet Fitness franchisees and co-founders of Sun Tan City, have committed $3 million toward the expansion of the University of Louisville’s campus training facility for men’s and women’s basketball and women’s lacrosse. “We’re thrilled to be continuing our support of Cardinal athletics with this gift,” said Rick Kueber. “The vision Vince Tyra has for the department and the positive energy coming from Coach (Chris) Mack, Coach (Jeff) Walz, Coach (Scott) Teeter and their student-athletes made this an easy decision for us. We’re proud to have our brand and our name…


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LouisvilleKY school kids have plenty of activities to keep them occupied during winter break

Fun, affordable activities abound throughout Louisville during upcoming winter break Story from LouisvilleKY.gov…   Louisville, KY., – Mayor Greg Fischer and other local leaders today reminded families of the many free and low-cost activities to keep students active and engaged during winter break. Camps, movies, parties and sports clinics are among the dozens of activities available during the Jefferson County Public Schools winter break, Dec. 24-Jan. 4, and throughout the month of December. “Parents who are looking for affordable, fun and festive ways to celebrate the holidays and keep their kids active during their winter break won’t have far to…


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LouisvilleKY’s Grawemeyer Award winners in Music and World Order recently announced

Stories and photos from grawemeyer.org… In Music: Louisville, KY., – Dutch composer Joel Bons has won the 2019 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition for “Nomaden,” a one-hour work for cello solo and an ensemble of instruments from diverse cultures. Bons, 65, wrote the piece for French cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras and the Atlas Ensemble, a group of 18 eminent musicians from China, Japan, Central Asia, the Middle East and Europe. Cello Biennale Amsterdam commissioned the work, which premiered in Amsterdam in October 2016 with Ed Spanjaard conducting. Besides cello, the work incorporates a wide array of Asian instruments – Chinese erhu…