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Hundreds Participate in 4th Annual FirstBuild Hackathon in LouisvilleKY

  LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–FirstBuild, a global co-creation community backed by GE Appliances, a Haier company, brought together teams of designers, programmers, engineers, students, makers and other innovators for the 4th Annual 2018 “Hack the Home” Hackathon. With more than $10,000 in cash and prizes at stake, competitors spent more than 35 hours ideating the next great product for the home. The top three teams chosen from a pool of more than 30 competing projects were: First Place ($3,000): “My Fridge Safe” Josh Weil, Eric Ott and Alex Vance, a trio of local makers competing in their third FirstBuild hackathon, invented a locking drawer…


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Mayor celebrates LouisvilleKY’s SummerWorks 2018 success

Louisville, KY., – From computer coding to manufacturing and life-guarding to public finance, a record number of young people — 6,200 — gained new skills and confidence working at businesses and job sites throughout Louisville this summer as part of the SummerWorks program. Mayor Fischer congratulated youth and thanked the many private sector and non-profit employers who hired youth ages 16-21. That number includes 1,004 youth employed by companies and organizations that directly teamed with KentuckianaWorks and YouthBuild to provide more extensive career guidance and support. Since its start in 2011, SummerWorks and its partner-employers have put more than 23,000 young…


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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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LouisvilleKY student and alum secure local nonprofit’s largest donation ever

Story and photos from UofL.edu…   Louisville, KY.,  – This week, a semi-truck delivered $20,000 worth of free hygiene products to La Casita Center, a Louisville nonprofit that serves the local Latino community. The donation — from Essity, an international hygiene and health products company — is the largest La Casita has ever received. These gifts are thanks to the work of two Cardinals: Patrick Reeder, a political science student and Jonas Bastien, a recent political science alum. “I think the story here is that students can make a huge difference,” Reeder said. Last year, Bastien and Reeder volunteered for La Casita,…


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Former LouisvilleKY executive gifts UofL $2.5 million to support first-generation Kentucky students

Story from UofL.edu…   Louisville, KY., – Carl F. Pollard, the former Humana executive and Churchill Downs Inc. chairman, is donating $2.5 million to the University of Louisville to create a scholarship fund aimed at attracting first-generation Kentucky college students to the university. The endowment gift will support two scholarships each year beginning in the 2018-2019 academic year. The fund will provide approximately 65 percent of the tuition, room, board and other direct student fees associated with each student’s degree program. “The University of Louisville is grateful and thrilled to announce the establishment of the Carl F. Pollard Scholarship Fund,”…


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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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Code Louisville training creates local tech jobs and careers for more than 250 people in LouisvilleKY

Louisville, KY., – Code Louisville, which provides training to help people quickly enter the technology field, has helped more than 250 people start or advance their careers in technology, Mayor Greg Fischer announced this week. “It is critical for our economy and our community’s future to have as many people as possible gaining the skills to embrace the technologies of today and tomorrow,” Mayor Fischer said.  “So, it’s exciting that a homegrown initiative like Code Louisville has become a national model for developing tech talent – and our goal is to take that to an even higher level.” There have been…


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Ten Important Things to Know about LouisvilleKY’s Hepatitis A Outbreak

From Louisvilleky.gov… Louisville, KY., – The number of people in Louisville who are getting hepatitis A continues to grow.  As of today, there have been 478 cases and three deaths.    Here are 10 key things to know: The hepatitis A virus is being spread through person to person contact:  Sharing a home, a cigarette, marijuana joint, a drink, or sex with someone  who has the virus puts you at high risk. There have been cases of hepatitis A in every Louisville ZIP code. While the outbreak is largely centered in people who use drugs (any kind of drug use, not…


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SkillsUSA Expands Partnership with WaterStep in LouisvilleKY to Impact People Around the World

  Louisville, KY – Local non-profit WaterStep is expanding upon an existing partnership with SkillsUSA, a student organization that will hold its 54th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville on June 25-29, 2018. For the 4th year, SkillsUSA will host a shoe drive in conjunction with the Conference, where student attendees from all over the country are encouraged to bring used shoes to donate to WaterStep. The donated shoes are repurposed and sold to an exporter to provide affordable footwear in developing counties, and WaterStep uses the proceeds from the sale of the shoes to fund its safe water projects around the world. Click…