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Kirk Kandle is a local biking advocate

The ‘Ville is a Silver City — For Biking

Louisville Gains Silver Bicycle Friendly Status Upgraded from bronze status by League of American Bicyclists  Louisville, Ky.  (August 10, 2015) – Mayor Greg Fischer today said the city’s recent designation as a Silver Bicycle Friendly Community means Louisville’s work to make traveling by bike easier as part of a larger plan that takes in motorists, pedestrians and cyclists is gaining national attention. The League of American Bicyclists upgraded Louisville from bronze status in June. Each year the League examines hundreds of cities across the country to determine how bicycle friendly they are based on specific criteria. Louisville was cited for having…


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UofL Women’s Basketball Releases Schedule

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Louisville’s inaugural season in the Atlantic Coast Conference saw a nation-best eight schools reach the NCAA Tournament. The league schedule promises to provide tough tests, and the Cardinals’ slate beyond ACC play is not going to be much easier. The University of Louisville women’s basketball program announced on Wednesday its non-league schedule that features 10 teams that reached postseason play, with six that registered at least 20 wins, and a matchup with 2014 NCAA Tournament second-round opponent USF. “Our nonconference schedule is going to challenge us,” head coach Jeff Walz said. “We have a young team, and…


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National Hot Rod Show Is Back In Louisville

Louisville, Ky., – You may have noticed a few more antique, hot rod and just plain fancy cars on Louisville’s roadways this week. That’s because the 46th Annual Street Rod Nationals Plus is back at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center today, August 6, through the 9th. Produced by the National Street Rod Association, the nationals bring more than 11,000 vintage cars to Louisville. There’s also a vintage auto parts swap meet, builders showcase, indoor trade show, arts & crafts and celebrities and entertainers. Some of the stars include John Anderson, Caribou, and Sunday Drive Band. Hours will be Thursday,…


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Louisville’s Tribute To Troops 2015 Kicks Off With “Toast To Troops” Event on Bardstown Road

Louisville, Ky., – The Warrior Empowerment Foundation is kicking off its Tribute to Troops 2015 tonight, August 6, with a “Toast To Troops” party. Beginning at 6 p.m. tonight at the Bristol Bar and Grille on Bardstown Road, the event will feature drink specials from Buffalo Trace, Warrior Wonton’s and other food and drink specials. Bristol is donating 25 percent of sales to the Warrior Empowerment Foundation. The Louisville-based Warrior Empowerment Foundations serves supports and empowers injured members of the United States Armed Forces and their caregivers. For more information about the Warrior Empowerment Foundation and the 2015 Tribute to…


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Mayor Fischer Writes Letter to Louisville Citizens Regarding Omni Hotel and Old Water Company Building

Louisville, Ky., – Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer released a letter to the citizens of Louisville regarding the Downtown construction of The Omni Hotel. It also detailed plans for the old Louisville Water Company Building and how the city is working to save historic parts of the building. His letter is below the pictures. Dear citizens: In early January, I announced a transformational investment in our city with Omni Hotels – a 30 floor multi-purpose structure that includes a 600-room four diamond hotel and 225 apartments. This new architectural landmark on our skyline will be the third tallest building in the…


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Louisville Cards Will Play Nine Games in Six Days in Puerto Rico

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Details have been set for the University of Louisville men’s basketball team’s exhibition games on its trip to Puerto Rico on Aug. 10-17.  The Cardinals will play a series of nine games over six days against the Puerto Rico National Team and Junior Team in four different venues, playing three double headers.  On the nights of the doubleheaders, the Cardinals’ roster will be split with a predetermined group as the primary participants in each game.   The competition coincides with UofL Coach Rick Pitino’s decision to serve as the head coach of the Puerto Rico basketball team…


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GLI Names Vice President of Economic Development

Louisville, KY – Greater Louisville Inc. is pleased to announce Deana Epperly Karem will join the organization as Vice President of Economic Development on September 1, 2015.  Karem will spearhead GLI’s economic development efforts by leveraging the Greater Louisville region’s assets to attract, retain and expand businesses in order to advance the regional economy and promote long-term job growth.  Karem’s primary responsibility will be leading GLI’s new regional economic development organization (REDO). “Deana’s solid reputation and background in business attraction and expansion makes her an excellent fit for this role”, said GLI President and CEO Kent Oyler. “She brings proven…


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Louisville’s Tom Jurich Inducted to Flagstaff Hall of Fame

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — University of Louisville Vice President/Director of Athletics Tom Jurich will be inducted into the Flagstaff Sports Foundation Hall of Fame on Wednesday evening at Little America Hotel in Flagstaff, Arizona. While Jurich has led the Cardinals to unprecedented heights during his nearly 18 years at UofL, he had outstanding early successes in Flagstaff. Jurich is among the finest football players in Northern Arizona University history. A punter, placekicker and backup quarterback for the Lumberjacks, he earned first-team Kodak All-America honors in 1977 — the first collegiate kicker to make the Kodak honor list — and also received…


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Louisville selected as one of first cities to participate in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ “What Works Cities” initiative

LOUISVILLE, KY – Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Louisville is one of the first cities selected to participate in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ What Works Cities – a $42 million initiative to help 100 mid-sized American cities enhance their use of data and evidence to improve the lives of residents. Louisville is one of eight cities that will receive expert on-the-ground support and peer-to-peer learning opportunities to make local government more effective. Since the launch of the What Works Cities initiative in April 2015, mayors from every region of the country have expressed their desire for assistance to address local challenges…


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KFC’s Louisville Headquarters Rolls Out the Red Carpet for Loyal Customers

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Earlier this year, two Canadian families made headlines after driving 2,000 miles for some finger lickin’ good® Kentucky Fried Chicken® at the birthplace of Original Recipe® Chicken in Corbin, Kentucky. Just like Colonel Sanders, who traveled over 200,000 miles a year to visit every KFC® restaurant across America, these loyal KFC fans took an epic journey of their own. And, to honor them, KFC treated the two families to a first-class, behind-the-scenes visit at their headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky where the Original Recipe® magic continues today. Longtime friends Brian Lutfy and Neil Janna of Montreal, Quebec, decided in…