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Ambitious Move Louisville Plan Would Reduce Miles and Fix Infrastructure

Mayor Fischer unveils 20-year multi-modal plan for LouisvilleKY Move Louisville will guide infrastructure improvements and mobility options LOUISVILLE, KY (April 14, 2016) – Mayor Greg Fischer today unveiled Move Louisville, the city’s 20-year multi-modal plan, during the Regional Mobility Summit hosted by the Transit Authority of the River City (TARC). Move Louisville takes a holistic approach to the city’s transportation system, which is a $5 billion asset that includes roadways, sidewalks, bike networks and trails. The top two priorities identified in the plan are fixing and maintaining the existing infrastructure and reducing the number of miles that Louisvillians drive by providing…


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Louisville Ky and the commonwealth getting more electric vehicle charging stations

Utilities will install electric vehicle charging stations across the Commonwealth (LOUISVILLE, Ky.) —With today’s approval from the Kentucky Public Service Commission, Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company will install up to 20 electric vehicle charging stations across their service territories for public use. Additionally, business customers have the opportunity to host charging stations at their locations. “Launching this new service, both in public access areas and for business customers interested in hosting charging stations, will further support electric vehicle drivers by improving their accessibility to regional charging stations,” said John P. Malloy, vice president of Customer Services. The…


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It’s time for Louisville Ky’s Riverside Farnsley-Moremen Landing Plant and Herb Sale

Louisville, Ky., – Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing will celebrate the return of spring with its annual Plant and Herb Sale on Saturday, April 16, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, April 17, Noon to 3 p.m. An Early Bird Sale will take place on Friday, April 15 from 4-7 p.m. The Riverside Garden Club will offer a variety of herbs, perennials, annuals, Kentucky native species, heirloom tomatoes, gardening items – and good gardening advice. A special highlight of this year’s sale is a FREE presentation by Rebecca Stoner Kirts aka “Basil Becky” who is a Master Gardener and writes…


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Louisville Zoo sets plans for upcoming Earth Day

Louisville Zoo Celebrates Earth Day Saturday, April 16 with $8.25 admission powered by LG&E and KU The Louisville Zoo will celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 16 with a news conference announcing winners of the 4th annual Trashformation art contest. The day will also feature $8.25 general admission and activities to celebrate sustainability. Patrons can learn more about the Zoo’s conservation efforts and visit dozens of “eco-themed” exhibitors. Sponsored by Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company, the Earth Day Festival is the highlight of the Zoo’s “Party for the Planet: A Month-Long Celebration of the Earth,” in…


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Louisville Ky’s FoodPort development agreement signed

Mayor Fischer and nonprofit Seed Capital KY sign West Louisville FoodPort development agreement  Construction on $56 million project to begin in Fall 2016; creating new 350 jobs   LOUISVILLE (March 23, 2016) – Mayor Greg Fischer and the nonprofit Seed Capital Kentucky today signed a development agreement that officially makes way for work to begin on the $56 million West Louisville FoodPort at 30th Street and Muhammad Ali Boulevard in the Russell neighborhood. Fischer said the FoodPort – dedicated to the growing, aggregation, distribution, processing and storage of locally and regionally produced food – will revitalize a long-neglected block of land…


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A Great Adventure: Louisville Ky’s Best Outdoor Destinations and Activities

Louisville, Ky., – Louisville is a beautiful and lively metropolis. One of the greatest features of the city is that many natural wonders lie just a few miles outside of its boundaries. For outdoor enthusiasts, there are many outdoor activities and outstanding natural sights available for enjoyment. Outdoor opportunities include hiking, camping, horseback riding, forest canopy exploration, angling, hunting and other wilderness pastimes. Here is a guide of Louisville destinations that will enliven your sense of adventure and get you into the great outdoors: Jefferson Memorial Forest This park is only minutes from the city, though it feels as if it is in the…


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: All Night Long with Delbert, Chocolate Cocktails and a Sex Scandal Goes Away

I’m just hours away from my Delbert McClinton reunion in Frankfort, of all places, and I’m pretty excited about seeing Delbert at 75. I was introduced to “Giving it Up for our Love” on Natural 97 Radio in the Orange Palace at the Pike House in Bowling Green with Mark Hebert. I’ve seen him live a bunch of times since, and had my only “Cruise” experience with him. Meanwhile, there’s plenty to discuss here, starting with The Sighs (of relief) in Texas Are Upon Us: What looked a week ago like another long-lasting sex scandal at U of L went away…


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New farming operation to open in west Louisville Ky

Photos from Mayor Fischer’s Facebook page. West Louisville FoodPort, Create 40 Jobs Vertical farming operation to lease 60,000-square-foot space, invest $23.5 million LOUISVILLE (January 28, 2016) – FarmedHere, the country’s largest and longest-running vertical farm, will locate a year-round indoor farm and food processing facility in the West Louisville FoodPort, creating 40 jobs with a $23.5 million investment, Mayor Greg Fischer and Governor Matt Bevin announced today. “FarmedHere’s sustainable practices and compassionate hiring policy make them an ideal community partner in west Louisville,” Fischer said. “The addition of this innovative company to the West Louisville FoodPort affirms our commitment to…


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A once-blighted Louisville Ky housing complex soon to launch a new beginning

Photos from Mayor Greg Fischer’s Facebook Page. Louisville, Ky., – A new chapter is starting for a formerly blighted public housing complex in Louisville. Mayor Greg Fischer said Tuesday, the nearly four-year-long project at the Sheppard Square apartments is almost finished. “We love to see historic areas of our cities go through this type of revitalization for mixed use and mixed income,” he said.  “As you can see, the work product is great, the citizen response has been fantastic as well.” The estimated $100 million dollar development project includes 287 rental units and 23 home ownership units in both single…


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Louisville Ky’s Neighborhood Place Partners Offer Money Saving Tips for the Holidays and New Year

Louisville, KY – Neighborhood Place locations in Louisville will offer free, money-saving workshops in December to help residents conserve energy, build extra wealth through couponing, and cook healthier. To learn more about these offerings, including reservation requirements and contact information, please refer to the phone numbers listed by each event. Dec. 1 – Dec. 11 (weekdays), Energy Management Workshops at Urban Government Center, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.  Located at 810 Barret Ave., Conference Room 4. Call 636-9276 for more info. Project Warm will offer half-hour long workshops to help families take control of their energy usage and learn “do-it-yourself” energy-saving tips. Free…