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Joey Mechavich

THE WEEK: Political Rebels, Arts Heroes and Finishing a Bowl

Yippee! I’m celebrating a birthday, so it’s already a good week. Plus, it’s the last weekend before the start of FOOTBALL SEASON, and all your teams are undefeated, and your fantasy football geeks are all tied for first. Here in Louisville, the news is picking up, like. . . Hartman Arrested: Ex-Rusty Satellite guest Chris Hartman, director of the local Fairness campaign, got himself arrested for disrupting a breakfast sponsored by the Kentucky Farm Bureau at the State Fair. Hartman and two others held banners and made a lot of guests at the Ham Breakfast uncomfortable by going inside (they…


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Louisville Mayor Fischer Kicks off Cedar Street Development

Photos from Mayor Fischer’s Facebook Page Louisville, Ky., – Mayor Greg Fischer today kicked off the construction of 29 new, market-rate homes in the Cedar Street Development, completing the Russell Urban Renewal initiative, which began in 1990. “Today’s announcement brings to fruition the commitment made a decade ago, adding new housing stock in a neighborhood that is starting to see tens of millions of dollars in investment,” Fischer said. “These new homes will help stabilize the larger neighborhood with increasing home values and attracting people to live in Russell.” The $6 million development project is a partnership of the city…


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Public Meetings set for planned Sixth Street Bike Lanes in Louisville

Louisville, Ky.  (August 27, 2015) – Two public meetings are scheduled to share and receive feedback on plans to add bike lanes to Sixth Street from River Road south to Zane Street. The project is intended to improve the bicycle network by re-configuring lane widths and on-street parking between River Rd and Broadway, and reducing travel lanes between Broadway and Kentucky to provide a buffered bike lane. The project is tentatively set to get underway during the week ofSeptember 28. Shared lane markings are to be added from Kentucky Street to Zane St.  This project will provide a direct link…


Bisig Impact Building

Louisville’s METCO Approves 10 Loans, Creating Over 200 New Jobs

Louisville, Ky., –The Louisville Metropolitan Business Development Corporation today approved 10 loans to four local companies.  The $1.2 million in METCO loans will leverage an additional investment of $5.6 million to assist in startup costs, renovating properties and preparing them for productive commercial reuse. $74,625 DOE energy efficiency loan was approved for Aaron Frisbee, Larry Bisig and George Dumstorf III for the installation of solar panels on the roof of the Bisig Impact Center located at 640 S. 4th The solar panels will reduce energy consumption and have a life expectancy of 50 years.  $200,000 business loan was approved for…


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It’s getting closer! Tickets for University of Louisville Men’s Basketball Scrimmages on Sale Sept. 2

From gocards.com LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville men’s basketball team will compete in a pair of public Red-White intrasquad scrimmages in the KFC Yum! Center in October on Oct. 3 and 17.  Game times will be set when the Cardinals’ football games on those days are determined so as not to conflict with each other. Tickets, priced at $10 each, will go on sale beginning at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 2 at the UofL Ticket Office, located near Gate 2 of Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium at 2800 South Floyd Street. The ticket office is open weekdays from…


TriBlue Engineering

New Louisville companies recognized for innovative strategies

  photos from Vogt Awards Twitter Page (Louisville, KY) –The Community Foundation of Louisville (CFL) and Greater Louisville Inc’s (GLI) EnterpriseCorp announced the winners of the 2015 Vogt Invention & Innovation Awards at a news conference Thursday. The awards target the manufacturing and hardware sector to help startup ideas and products develop into a viable and successful businesses in our region. The Vogt Awards reward entrepreneurs by investing in companies committed to economic growth and job creation. The Community Foundation’s Vogt Invention and Innovation Fund has supported the Vogt Awards for more than 15 years. In that time nearly $2.5 million…


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Louisville’s Actors Theatre kicks off the season with August Wilson’s Seven Guitars

Louisville, KY – Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein are thrilled to kick off Actors Theatre of Louisville’s 2015-2016 Season with August Wilson’s Seven Guitars directed by Colman Domingo (author of the 2015 Humana Festival premiere Dot and Tony Award nominee for his role in The Scottsboro Boys). The cast will feature; Joniece Abbott-Pratt (The Good Negro at the Public Theater), Joaquina Kalukango (Holler If Ya Hear Me and Godspell on Broadway), Forrest McClendon (The Scottsboro Boys on Broadway), J. Alphonse Nicholson (Dominique Morisseau’s Aumtun’s Harvest at Lincoln Center Theater), Harold Surratt (Susan-Lori Parks’ Father Comes Home…


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Louisville Councilman Magre issues statement about Health Department actions against the Economy Inn

Louisville, Ky., – Councilman Steve Magre (D-10) has issued the following statement upon learning that the Department of Public Health and Wellness has issued a notice of intent to suspend the Economy Inn’s operations (June 18 store here): “This action really comes as no surprise for those of us who have continued to hear about the problems in the operation of the Economy Inn. I am glad the Department is taking this process seriously in enforcing the same rules and regulations as other businesses in Metro Louisville. It would appear they now understand what needs to take place. I have…


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Mayor Fischer’s “Lou’s Brews Bike Tour” rolls Saturday

LOUISVILLE, KY  – Mayor Greg Fischer and the Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) team up to host “Lou’s Brews Bike Tour” Saturday, August 29 to celebrate local breweries The tour will stop at five breweries giving riders a chance to explore the unique locations and speak with the brewers. “Our team, along with the CVB, just released a new physical and virtual map that spotlights 14 Louisville area breweries,” Fischer said. “This ride is a great way for us to put it to use and encourage others to celebrate the food and beverage scene that continues to make Louisville…


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Louisville City FC takes on Orlando City on home turf

Louisville, KY.,  — For the first time ever a Major League Soccer club will come to the Bluegrass State to take on Louisville City FC. First year MLS side Orlando City SC visits Slugger Field bringing their core group of players for the 7:30 PM showdown tonight at Louisville Slugger Field. Rookie sensation and first overall pick in the MLS Draft Cyle Larin, former MLS Cup Champion Aureillen Collin, as well as a number of other national and international stars have made the trip to the Derby City. Louisville City is coming off of a 3-1 victory over the Charleston…