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LouisvilleKY’s Lift a Life Foundation and Community Foundation of Louisville Seek Hunger Innovation Fellow

LOUISVILLLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Lift a Life Foundation and the Community Foundation of Louisville are seeking a Hunger Innovation Fellow to accelerate and elevate Louisville’s approach to addressing food insecurity. The one-year, $100,000 fellowship is for an innovator who sees food access through a different lens. By applying knowledge and best practices from other sectors, the foundation partners are looking for a candidate who can bring a fresh perspective to the challenge of food insecurity. “In Louisville, Kentucky there are people who do not have easy access to quality, nutritious food, which we believe is a right,” said Susan Barry, President & CEO, Community Foundation…


Kentucky Derby Festival Tour de LOU 2017

Registration now open for LouisvilleKY’s KDF 2018 Cycling Event

  Louisville, KY. – Registration for the Kentucky Derby Festival’s annual cycling event is officially open! The PNC Tour de Lou is set for Sunday, April 29, 2018. This will be the fifth year for the cycling event, which features three different distances.   “The PNC Tour de Lou attracts cyclists from around the country each year and continues to grow,” said Mike Berry, KDF President & CEO. “With different distances, riders at all levels can participate and enjoy a unique tour of our city on wheels.”   KDF is partnering with Louisville Bicycle Club to produce the 2018 PNC Tour…


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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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Registration now open for LouisvilleKY’s famous KDF miniMarathon and Marathon

Louisville, KY.   – Registration for the 2018 Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon and Marathon presented by Walmart and Humana is now open. New this year, the Festival is kicking off registration at DerbyFestivalMarathon.com with 24 hours of deals which include: the lowest prices of the season, new VIP upgrades and exclusive apparel. Plus, the Festival has created a new Race Referral Program which could earn runners free registration for next year’s event. Said Shanna Ward, Race Director, “Being one of the first to register will not only guarantee your spot in the race, but will also get you the lowest rates and best deals.”…


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West Nile Mosquitoes Found in LouisvilleKY

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (August 23, 2017) – The Department of Public Health and Wellness has found West Nile infected mosquitoes in surveillance traps in six Louisville ZIP Code areas.  The ZIP Codes are 40204, 40205, 40206, 40208, 40212 and 40214. “It’s common for us to find mosquitoes infected with West Nile in Louisville around this time each year,” said Public Health and Wellness director Dr. Sarah Moyer. “What this means is people should take the appropriate precautions.  They should wear insect repellant if going outside at dusk and at dawn, and should remove standing water around the home.” Last year one…


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LouisvilleKy files lawsuit in opioid crisis

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Louisville Metro Government has filed a federal lawsuit against the three largest wholesale opioid distribution companies – Cardinal Health, AmerisourceBergen, and McKesson – for dumping millions of pills into Louisville neighborhoods while refusing to fulfill their obligations to monitor, identify, report and halt suspicious shipments of opioids. The suit, filed Monday in U.S. District court under the direction of Mayor Greg Fischer and Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell, seeks damages to help Louisville combat the opioid public health crisis that has impacted Louisville and has led to everything from overdose deaths to increased crime in the…


Hike Bike Paddle

Mayor’s Subway Fresh Fit Hike, Bike & Paddle Returns to LouisvilleKY Labor Day

  Booths, activities begin at 8 a.m./cycling, paddling, walking at 10 a.m.  LOUISVILLE  – Thousands of cyclists, walkers, canoeists and kayakers will hit the streets and the Ohio River on Labor Day, Sept. 4, for the 26th Subway Fresh Fit Hike, Bike & Paddle at Waterfront Park. “What better way to mark the end of the summer and the Labor Day holiday than in the company of your friends, family and neighbors, at our beautiful waterfront,” said Mayor Greg Fischer. “I invite everyone to come out, meet some new friends, and have fun!” Subway Restaurants is the title sponsor of Hike, Bike & Paddle, with…


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LouisvilleKY’s Neighborhood Place releases busy August schedule

Neighborhood Place Partners Offer Workshops for Expectant Mothers, Fatherhood Training and More Louisville, KY – Neighborhood Place partners offer resources to help expectant parents and enhance fathers’ roles as well as an information session about becoming a foster parent. To learn more about these offerings and several others please refer to the list below. Also six back to school events remain in early August featuring free school supplies, sponsored by Neighborhood Place and numerous community partners. Two Opportunities for “4 Your Child – Dads Making the Difference” workshop series For more information and to register, contact Dr. Cheri Langley at (502) 709-9323. …


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LouisvilleKY’s library and Public Health and Wellness Department Offer Heroin Use Prevention Course

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Have you ever worried about your child and drugs? Have you wondered what you can do to stop this problem before it starts? Are you worried that someone you love may be using drugs? The Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness and the Louisville Free Public Library will offer a course Heroin Hurts Louisville: What We Can Do to help parents, grandparents and caregivers with valuable insights as to why adolescents use drugs, how to start the dialogue about the dangers of substance abuse, and how to act quickly if someone they love is at risk of using….


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LouisvilleKY Data Findings to Aid City Leaders in Reducing Asthma

Over 6.5 million data points link medication use and environmental factors; First of its kind data driven collaboration using digital health technology PR Newswire LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 28, 2017 LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Today marks the close of AIR Louisville, the first-of-its-kind data-driven collaboration among public, private and philanthropic organizations to use digital health technology to improve asthma. The program leveraged Propeller Health’s FDA-cleared medication inhaler sensors which tracked when, where and how often residents of Louisville experienced asthma symptoms. These data, along with Propeller Health’s personalized asthma management system, helped patients to better manage their asthma…