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LouisvilleKY vacant lot now a new park in Smoketown

Mayor Fischer joins Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory to cut ribbon on May Hillerich Park Photos from Mayor Fischer’s Facebook page Louisville, KY., – To celebrate their 20th anniversary, Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory has transformed a vacant lot in Smoketown into a park for the public’s use. Mayor Fischer joined the company to officially open May Hillerich Park at 813 Jackson Street earlier this week. May Hillerich was the sister of Bud Hillerich, creator of the Louisville Slugger, and played a critical role in the early success and growth of the company. “I would like to thank Louisville Slugger…

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LouisvilleKY’s New Roots receives financial boost from Humana Foundation

Louisville, Ky., — The fight for food justice just got a little easier thanks to a $100,000 grant from the Humana Foundation to New Roots, Inc., a local organization that believes access to fresh food is a basic human right, by enabling over 1800 families from across the Commonwealth and southern Indiana to access affordable, organic farm-fresh food from 50 Kentucky family farms.   New Roots and partners from the Humana Foundation, Smoketown Fresh Stop Market @ Coke Memorial UMC, Russell Fresh Stop Market @ Joshua Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, and Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith will be on hand at Coke…

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New LouisvilleKY ECHO Mobile unveiled

LouisvilleKY., – Mayor Greg Fischer, Councilwomen Vicki Welch and Cindi Fowler and other local officials joined staff from Louisville Parks and Recreation and Wilderness Louisville on Saturday, October 21 to unveil the newest addition to Jefferson Memorial Forest and the Louisville Parks and Recreation’s Natural Areas Division’s “Louisville is Engaging Children in Outdoors” (“ECHO”) Program. The “ECHO Mobile” will take the ECHO Program on the road, allowing programming once held solely at Jefferson Memorial Forest to be available in neighborhoods throughout Louisville. “In the past, we’ve been fortunate to be able to bring kids from nature poor areas in Louisville…

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Foxhollow Farm Celebrates 10 Years of Tradition with the Annual Fall Festival  

Louisville, KY  – “Foxhollow Farm’s 10th Annual Fall Festival” will be held on Saturday, October 14 from 10am-6pm at the farm, located at 8905 HWY 329 in Crestwood.  The popular family-friendly event will feature more fun and activities than ever before, including a corn maze, an obstacle course, pony rides, pumpkin picking, hayrides, arts & crafts, games with prizes, the Squallis Puppeteers, a kids’ costume parade, special photo ops, silk-dying, food trucks, live music, and more. Parking is $15 per car, and proceeds will benefit the Dare to Care Food Bank and Foxhollow Farm’s Outreach Program, which includes an educational field trip series with Maryhurst.  For more information, please visit “We will use the…

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LouisvilleKY’s Butterflies n’ Blooms Culminates With Flutter Fest and Release of 1,000 Monarch Butterflies from Zoo

  Louisville, KY., – Butterflies n’ Blooms culminates with the tagging of 1,000 monarch butterflies for release at Flutter Fest on Sept. 23 brought to you in partnership with Louisville’s Idlewild Butterfly Farm. This release coincides with the annual migration of monarch butterflies. Activities will include: Craft stations. Visit craft stations like buggy headbands, tie-dye butterflies and more! Education stations. View specimen boxes and more buggy artifacts. Butterfly tagging. Enjoy bonding time with the family while supporting wildlife when you help tag monarch butterflies. Tagging monarchs helps to track their migration and monitor their population.Tagging is first come, first served. Pollinator parades. Join the fun! Kids can wear their own butterfly wings…


Officials break ground on $28 million Paristown development in LouisvilleKY

Co-anchors include Louisville Stoneware, The Kentucky Center and Goodwood Brewing Co. LOUISVILLE, KY  – Mayor Greg Fischer joined state and local officials to break ground on a $28 million arts and cultural district located in the Paristown neighborhood last week. The neighborhood is a wedge-shaped area bounded by Broadway to the north, Barret Avenue to the east, Kentucky Street to the south and an elevated rail line that runs parallel to Swan Street on the west. The project is co-anchored by Louisville Stoneware, The Kentucky Center and Goodwood Brewing Co., and will bring jobs and a variety of restaurant and…

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Busy Month at LouisvilleKy’s zoo

LouisvilleKY., – September is a busy month at The Louisville Zoo. Here’s what’s going on:   Sept. 9 7th Annual WAKY Rock N’ Roll Reunion Concert 1 p.m. in the Oasis Field Take a trip back in time with the best of 60s and 70s local bands when they get together for one huge concert. FREE with Zoo admission or Louisville Zoo membership. Bring a chair or blanket. Food, beer and wine will be available for purchase. 12:55 p.m.         National Anthem by The Doo Wop All Stars 1 p.m.                 The Epics 2 p.m.                 Wulfe Bros. with Sherry Edwards 4 p.m.                 Doo Wop All Stars…

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New progress report shows improvements to LouisvilleKY’s environment

  Improvements include landfill diversion, mowing reductions on air alert days  LOUISVILLE, KY  — From decreasing the amount of garbage put into the landfill to increasing the number of electric TARC buses and beginning work on recommendations in a groundbreaking urban heat study, Louisville Metro Government and its partners have made important environmental strides in the past year, according to the city’s annual Sustain Louisville progress report. The report, released today, summarizes achievements that occurred in 2016 and updates the public on projects that are planned or underway. “We continue to make progress on our sustainability goals, and I commend Metro…

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LouisvilleKY’s Waterfront Botanical Gardens Receives $1 Million Donation from Sam Shine Foundation

Louisville, KY., – Botanica, Inc. has received a gracious donation of $1 million from the Sam Shine Foundation, a charitable organization founded by area businessman and philanthropist Sam M. Shine, to advance development of the Waterfront Botanical Gardens. Mr. Shine is founder, president and owner of Samtec, Inc., a $40 million corporation headquartered in New Albany, Indiana, that manufactures electronic connectors. A lifelong New Albany resident, Mr. Shine graduated from Indiana University in 1955 with a bachelor’s degree in business, majoring in marketing. Including the $1 million donation, Botanica has raised $5.7 million for the first phase of the project….


LouisvilleKY’s Forecastle Festival promises sustainable practices this weekend

This information was gathered from Louisville, KY., – The Forecastle Festival has, since 2003, aimed to offer equal parts music, art and environmental activism. In addition to efforts on-site to reduce carbon emissions and limit landfill waste, the event contributes $1 from every ticket sold to the Forecastle Foundation, an affiliated 501(c)(3) non-profit with land-level conservation projects in Kentucky, Brazil, Indonesia, and more. With support from our like-minded partners, Forecastle is happy to include the following programs and experiences to encourage sustainable living both at the festival and at home. ARCADIA POWER It takes tens of thousands of kWh of electricity to…