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Mayor announces $30 million indoor track and field facility to be developed on LouisvilleKY’s Heritage West site

Louisville, KY., – Following an extensive community engagement effort and a detailed review conducted by a committee of Metro staff and citizen volunteers, Mayor Greg Fischer has announced that the Louisville Urban League has been selected to develop a state-of-the-art multi-sports complex anchored by an indoor track and field facility on the 24-acre Heritage West property located at 3029 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd. “The Urban League’s plan reflects the community’s desire for a project that will bring immediate life to this key piece of land, and provide healthy outlets for youth and adults to engage in a variety of sports…

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LouisvilleKy’s Syringe Exchange Program Hits Two-Year Mark

Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Metro Syringe Exchange Program has marked it’s two year anniversity. Kentucky’s first syringe exchange program began in a mobile unit outside of Public Health and Wellness headquarters at 400 E. Gray St. on June 10, 2015. Since then, the program has been moved into renovated space inside and expanded to include three neighborhood sites.  The exchange is open six days a week on Gray Street, and each of the neighborhood sites is open one day per week. The demand for the Louisville Metro Syringe Exchange Program has far exceeded expectations.  Originally budgeted for about 500 participants per…