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LouisvilleKY’s Public Art initiative announces two new projects

Louisville, KY., – Louisville Metro Public Art  together with the Commission on Public Art has announced two new projects developed by Louisville artists. The public art projects are focused on pedestrian and cycling experiences in Louisville, and will invite community involvement and participation. Artists Lance Newman and Todd Smith were selected for their innovative approach to public art in the form of poetry and technology, and how we encounter art in our city sidewalks, streets, and bridges. “Public art can take many forms. As our city grows and changes, so do the artists and their unique approach to contemporary topics,”…


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LouisvilleKY Launches New Farmers Market Association

Photos from Mayor Fischer’s Twitter page LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 25, 2017) – Mayor Greg Fischer today announced formation of the Louisville Farmers Market Association, a new group that will work to support local farmers markets, farmers and food producers to create access to a healthy and sustainable food system in Louisville Metro. Mayor Fischer made the announcement at the Gray Street Farmers Market, a collaboration between the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness and the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences. He was joined by Dr. Craig Blakely, dean of the school, and Fourth…


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LouisvilleKY’s Metro Parks to offer lifeguard certification course at Algonquin Pool next week

Louisville, KY., – Metro Parks and Recreation will be offering a lifeguard certification course next week at the Algonquin Pool, 1614 Cypress Street. The course will be administered by Metro Parks and Recreation staff and will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 30 through Friday, June 2. Those who commit to working at a Metro Parks and Recreation pool for the summer season will be able to take the course for free. Students should be 16 years of age or older to become certified as a lifeguard. They must pass the prerequisites below to become certified….


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BikeShare Program Launches in Old Louisville, Downtown, Nulu

 NOTE: Hear an interview with the city’s Rolf Eisinger about the program on the Rusty Satellite Show Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Louisville’s bike share program, called LouVelo, is now live and ready for use. LouVelo is owned by the city, which has contracted with CycleHop, a leading operator of major municipal bike share programs throughout North America, to run the program. The bicycles and station equipment are provided by PBSC, North America’s largest provider of bike share equipment. The LouVelo network will begin with 305 bikes positioned at 27 stations in downtown, Old Louisville, NuLu, and points in…


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CycLOUvia returns to LouisvilleKY this Saturday

Louisville – CycLOUvia makes an exciting return this coming Saturday, May 13th, to three Metro Louisville neighborhoods and Council Members Pat Mulvihill (D-10) and Barbara Sexton Smith (D-4) are encouraging people to come out and have fun. “Germantown, Schnitzelburg and Shelby Park are three areas with a rich history and great people who live and work there,” says Mulvihill. “CycLOUvia is a great way for these neighbors to come out, ride their bike or walk around and get to know the area. Folks come out, have fun and discover some of the exciting businesses located there, both old and new.”…


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Electric Fans Needed for LouisvilleKY Seniors and Disabled Residents

Donations accepted through June 14; Fan giveaway on June 24 Louisville, KY., – In preparation for warmer temperatures this season, KIPDA Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living is again partnering with Louisville Metro Office for Aging & Disabled Citizens (OADC) to collect electric fans for seniors and persons with physical disabilities.  The fans will be distributed to qualified individuals within the KIPDA region including Jefferson, Bullitt, Henry, Shelby, Oldham, Spencer, and Trimble Counties. Donations of new box fans will be collected through June 14 at: KIPDA, 11520 Commonwealth Drive (Lou., KY 40299) WLKY Studio, 1918 Mellwood Ave. (Lou, KY…


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This year’s LouisvilleKY Buy Local Fair to be Held May 21st

Event to add craft cocktail competition as a new feature Louisville, KY (April 21, 2017) -The Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) will host the 9th Annual Buy Local Fair on Sunday, May 21st from 12:00pm – 6:00pm at Louisville Water Tower Park, 3005 River Road. Presented by Louisville Water Company, admission to the Buy Local Fair is free and parking is $5 per vehicle, or free for bicycle parking. Last year’s fair drew over 8,000 attendees.   The fair will include more than 200 booths from a variety of local businesses, artists and craftspeople, community organizations, and farmers, as well as…


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Passport’s Move West is The Miracle on 18th Street

The West End will never be the same again, thanks to the momentum from two major development announcements in the last week. Today Passport Health Plan announced that it has acquired the 20-acre property at 18th and Broadway that was most recently targeted for a new Walmart. It will move its corporate headquarters there and support efforts to create other health and wellness businesses. The move, expected in 2020, will involve at least 500 employees. Passport CEO Mark Carter, speaking inside a tent on the site to dozens of interested parties, said that number could grow to 1,000 in five…


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Mayor announces new LouisvilleKY bike share to launch this spring

Nine local businesses named as initial sponsors Photos from www.louvelo.com Louisville, Ky. – Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that with the financial backing of nine local businesses, Louisville’s bike share program will launch this spring and will be called LouVelo. LouVelo is owned by Louisville Metro, which has contracted with CycleHop, a leading operator of major municipal bike share programs throughout North America, to run the program. The LouVelo network will begin with 300 bikes positioned at 28 bike share stations in downtown, Old Louisville, NuLu, near Waterfront Park, and points in between. Another 15 stations are under consideration to…


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Norton Healthcare and UofL announce creation of Norton Children’s Cancer Institute in LouisvilleKY

  Program aims to offer new types of care for child cancer patients, gain access to national trials   Louisville, Ky. (April 10, 2017) – Norton Healthcare and the University of Louisville today announced the formation of Norton Children’s Cancer Institute. Combining the efforts of Norton Cancer Institute and Norton Children’s Hospital, in affiliation with University of Louisville, Norton Children’s Cancer Institute will provide improved access and additional services to care for children fighting cancer. This includes new programs for treating rare tumors and benign blood disorders, such as sickle cell anemia, as well as a revamped program for bone marrow…