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Vault in the Ville takes over LouisvilleKY’s 4th Street Live!

LOUISVILLE, KY – Heuser Health announces its _7TH ANNUAL VAULT IN THE VILLE AT 4TH STREET LIVE! _fundraising event scheduled for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, July 27, 28, and 29. Proceeds will benefit the Louisville Youth Training Center (LYTC). “We are excited for this year’s event showcasing national pole vaulters from Olympic athletes all the way down to high school students,” proclaims Chip Heuser, event chairman. “Guests will enjoy exciting pole vault competition, plus, new this year, our own “Louisville Warrior Competition” for kids and adults.” The Louisville Warrior Competition tests skills of all ages in an obstacle course set up around the vault venue. A happy hour will…


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Fill, Drink and Repeat —New Hydration Opportunities at the LouisvilleKY Zoo

Partnership with Louisville Water Foundation and Louisville Water Company Makes Drinking Water Stations Possible    Louisville, KY – With the backdrop of a camel, a mascot named Tapper and a few dozen school children, the Louisville Zoo and Louisville Water Company unveiled new drinking water stations at the Zoo last week.   The eight stations include a mechanism to allow guests to easily fill a reusable container plus messaging on the importance of hydration.  A grant from the Louisville Water Foundation made it possible for the Zoo to purchase the new fountains.  Along with the drinking water stations, the Zoo and…


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Ten Important Things to Know about LouisvilleKY’s Hepatitis A Outbreak

From Louisvilleky.gov… Louisville, KY., – The number of people in Louisville who are getting hepatitis A continues to grow.  As of today, there have been 478 cases and three deaths.    Here are 10 key things to know: The hepatitis A virus is being spread through person to person contact:  Sharing a home, a cigarette, marijuana joint, a drink, or sex with someone  who has the virus puts you at high risk. There have been cases of hepatitis A in every Louisville ZIP code. While the outbreak is largely centered in people who use drugs (any kind of drug use, not…


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LouisvilleKY Metro joining in Urban League Forum on Opioid Crisis Monday

Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will take part in a public forum tonight about the community’s response to the national opioid crisis.  The free event, which is sponsored by the Louisville Urban League, will be held at the organization’s headquarters at 1535 W Broadway from 6 to 7:30 p.m. tonight. Public Health’s Wayne Crabtree will outline the goals and progress thus far of Louisville’s two-year action plan to address substance use disorder, Coming Together for  Hope, Healing and Recovery, which Mayor Greg Fischer unveiled in March. The plan is the product of a community-wide effort that included people…


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Family Fun, Cards’ Celebration, Country Music and Farmers Market Headline Fourth Street Live! Events

There’s plenty of exciting attractions coming to Fourth Street Live!, including events for fans of basketball, country music, and healthy eating. FAMILY FUN DAY Bring the whole family, including those with four legs, to Fourth Street Live! on June 30 for the first-ever Family Fun Day. There will be a full schedule of activities suitable for little ones and furry friends alike. It’s always fun to bring the family pet to a big event, especially with the opportunity to interact with other animals. For $5, guests get an all-access wrist band. Proceeds benefit The Arrow Fund, a non-profit with a…


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LouisvilleKY-based Addiction Policy Forum Launches New Chapter to Address Kentucky Opioid Crisis

Confidential phone line operated by addiction counselors and online portal with lifesaving resources are first step in statewide efforts to help families impacted by substance use disorders   LOUISVILLE, Ky., /PRNewswire/ — The Addiction Policy Forum (APF), a leading nonprofit tackling the opioid crisis, has announced the launch of its Kentucky chapter, led by state chair Jennifer Stepp. To help people across the state who are struggling with substance use disorders, and to support their loved ones, APF also launched its Addiction Resource Center (ARC) in Kentucky. The ARC offers two ways to find lifesaving help: a confidential phone line that can be reached by dialing 1-833-301-HELP (4357),…


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It’s Not a Diet, It’s a Lifestyle

When my weight started creeping upward a few years ago, coinciding with an injury that forced me to quit playing racquetball, I knew I would be in trouble, health-wise, eventually. Fortunately, a chance conversation with Peggy Heuser at Heuser Health has my health headed in the right direction. My clothes weren’t fitting. I felt sluggish in general, and couldn’t do some basic physical acts, like bending over. So I scheduled a session with Peggy, and she ordered some tests of my blood. When I walked into her office, the WAKE-UP call was fully on. I learned that my A1C level,…


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Electric Fans Needed for LouisvilleKY Seniors and Disabled Residents

Donations accepted through June 11; Fan giveaway on June 16 Louisville, KY – With the arrival of warmer temperatures, KIPDA Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living is once again teaming up 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 11 at: KIPDA, 11520 Commonwealth Drive (Lou., KY 40299) WLKY Studio, 1918 Mellwood Ave. (Lou, KY 40206) Drop…


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LouisvilleKY Earns Bronze Medal on Policies that Improve Residents’ Health and Quality of Life

Louisville makes progress in promoting health and quality of life, according to new CityHealth report Louisville, KY., – Louisville earned a bronze medal in an evaluation of whether its policies improve residents’ health and quality of life, according to the CityHealth initiative’s updated city ratings. CityHealth, an initiative of the de Beaumont Foundation and Kaiser Permanente, offers a close look at whether the nation’s 40 largest cities have nine key policies in place that experts say help residents lead healthier lives and make communities thrive. For each of these nine policies, CityHealth awarded each city a gold, silver, bronze, or…


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New LouisvilleKY-area cooking school opening its doors to kids on summer break

MESA, A Collaborative Kitchen will open MESA Kids concept this summer New cooking school will include camps and culinary badge program for kids ages 7 to 14 NEW ALBANY, Ind.  – – – MESA, A Collaborative Kitchen is happy to announce plans for a MESA Kids Cooking School scheduled to open this summer at 154 E. Main St. in New Albany, just around the corner from MESA’s current location. MESA Kids Cooking School will feature cooking camps, classes and themed events for children ages 7 to 14. Much like karate, students will also be able to earn culinary patches in a chef’s…