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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…


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LouisvilleKY’s Neighborhood Place Partners have a busy March schedule

Upcoming Fairs for Home Buyers, Youth Summer Programming and Sodexo Job Opportunities Louisville, Ky., – Neighborhood Place sites bring together multiple partners in March to provide a home buyers fair, three job fair opportunities for Sodexo,  two prom dress giveaway events, an event featuring summer camps and programs for youth, part two in the series “Heroin Addiction in Our Own Backyard”, and much more. To learn more about these services, including reservations requirements and contact info, please refer to the phone numbers listed by each event. March 1, Heroin Addiction in “Our Own Backyard”, Part 2 at First Baptist Church,…


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LouisvilleKY-based Kindred Healthcare earns Fortune recognition

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (“Kindred” or the “Company”) (NYSE:KND) today announced that it was named one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune magazine. This is the eighth time the Company has made the list. Kindred ranked third for innovation among the companies in the “Health Care: Medical Facilities” category. The list of the World’s Most Admired Companies is the definitive report card on corporate reputations. Fortune collaborated with its partner Korn Ferry Hay Group on this survey of corporate reputations. To determine the best-regarded companies in 51 industries, Korn Ferry Hay Group asked executives, directors, and analysts…


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LouisvilleKY’s Brown-Forman to provide nutritional information website

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Brown-Forman (NYSE:BFA) (NYSE:BFB) announced today the launch of a website providing nutritional information for its many consumer brands, including Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Finlandia, Canadian Mist, Jimador, Herradura, Sonoma-Cutrer, Chambord, and Woodford Reserve. The site is available from the corporate website or directly at nutrition.brown-forman.com. Although Brown-Forman has provided nutritional information on its brands to consumers upon request, the launch of the publicly available site aims to make the process easier. The company’s consumer branded websites and social media pages will be adding a link to the nutrition website over the next several months. The new site aligns…


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LouisvilleKY’s Representative Yarmuth to host Affordable Care Act forum

Information gathered from Congressman John Yarmuth’s Twitter page Louisville, KY., – U.S. Representative John Yarmuth is joining fellow elected officials, health advocates and others, affected by the Affordable Care Act to discuss the consequences of repealing the health care program, also known as Obamacare. Uncovered: The Consequences of Repealing the Affordable Care Act in Kentucky is set for Sunday, January 15, at 2 p.m at the Louisville Central Community Center. The center is located at 1300 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd. For more information, call 502-52-5129.


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LouisvilleKY adds new resource with External Agency Fund

Application process for funding is now underway   LOUISVILLE, KY (January 10, 2017) – The Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods is aiming to collaborate with nonprofit organizations who have innovative and effective strategies to reduce violence in select neighborhoods. One Love Louisville is the city’s comprehensive plan to reduce citywide violence around homicide, suicide and drug overdose rates. To qualify for support through this fund, agencies must demonstrate they use a public health approach to reducing violence, and provide services to young people ages 14-24 and their families in these areas of service: Decreasing violence in targeted Zones of…


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LouisvilleKY’s Public Health and Wellness Offers Free Radon Test Kits

January is National Radon Action Month LOUISVILLE, Ky. – (January 9, 2017) January is National Radon Action month. The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness wants you to know the dangers of radon and encourages you to test your home. The department is offering free radon test kits while the supply lasts. You can request a kit online by clicking here or by calling 574-6650. Radon is a colorless, odorless radioactive gas that is naturally found in soil. It can enter the home through small cracks in the home’s foundation and can cause lung cancer through prolonged exposure….


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LouisvilleKY health officials concerned about rise in Whooping Cough cases

Louisville, KY.,  – A recent spike in whooping cough cases is prompting health officials to remind parents to get their infants immunized on schedule.  Officials also urge parents, grandparents and caregivers as well as older children to get booster vaccine to prevent the disease.   According to CDC data, there were 449 whooping cough cases in Kentucky this year through November 26 compared to 163 cases for all of 2015. Since August 7 there have been six laboratory confirmed whooping cough cases and four additional possible cases in Louisville.  Most of those cases were linked to adults who were unsure…