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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…


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Free Electric Fans for LouisvilleKy area Seniors and Disabled Individuals

Fan Fair giveaway event held on June 24 LouisvilleKy., – Thanks to the generosity of local businesses, community organizations, and residents, hundreds of electric fans have been collected to provide heat relief for seniors and people with disabilities.  A “Fan Fair” giveaway and resource event is scheduled for Saturday, June 24 from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Edison Center, 701 W. Ormsby Ave., Louisville, KY 40203. Fans will be available for seniors 60 and older, as well as for individuals with documented disabilities, on a first-come, first-served basis.  Fan Fair qualifications and guidelines are as follows:  Person 60…


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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…


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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…