Louisville releases its My Brother’s Keeper Plan to the community and White House

Louisville, Ky., – Mayor Greg Fischer and the Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods released their My Brother’s Keeper Plan (MBKLou) to the White House, MBK Alliance and community today – a plan to help young people, specifically young men and boys of color, stay on track. “We are working tirelessly to give every child the opportunity to lead a happy, productive life,” Fischer said. “Regardless of what part of town you live in, we all own the work of ensuring that all of our citizens have hope and feel connected to our community.” From kindergarten readiness to coding training…

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Kentucky Opera Director Unexpectedly Dies in Crash On His Way Home to Louisville

Louisville, Ky., – The Kentucky Opera and the rest of Louisville’s arts community is mourning the sudden loss of Kentucky Opera’s director, David Roth. The following was posted on Kentucky Opera’s Facebook page Monday morning: “It is with profound and unspeakable sorrow that we must inform you that our dear friend and Kentucky Opera leader, David Roth, died in a car accident last night. David was returning to Louisville after visiting family in Wisconsin. Few details are available at this time. As more information becomes available we will update our web site at KYOpera.org. David was a positive and powerful…

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Louisville’s Male High School Football Teams Wins National Tournament

From USA Today… Louisville, Ky., – Male from Louisville, Ky., won the National Select 7 on 7 Championships on Saturday in Alabama, to become the first team from Kentucky to take the crown since the event began in 2001. The double-elimination tournament field began with 32 teams from 13 states, including multiple state champions. Host Hoover, which had won four consecutive games to emerge from the losers bracket, needed to beat Male twice to win the title. In the first game, Hoover snapped Male’s five-game winning streak with a 27-24 victory to force the winner-take-all finale. But Male bounced back to…

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Frazier Launches New Hometown History Series with The Power of Persuasion: 100 Years of Doe-Anderson

(Louisville, KY — July 17, 2015) The Frazier History Museum kicks off its new Hometown History Series August 1 with a retrospective on the unprecedented 100-year span of one of Louisville’s most prestigious companies, Doe-Anderson. The Power of Persuasion: 100 Years of Doe-Anderson traces the creative company’s history of serving as successful strategists and communicators for a long list of who’s who in local, regional and national clients. The exhibit will be unveiled at an invitation only event hosted by Doe-Anderson on July 30 before opening to the public on August 1 and running through February 14, 2016. Founded in…


Louisville’s TechFest to Explore Technology and Innovations in Healthcare

Louisville, Ky., – The Technology Association of Louisville Kentucky (TALK) will present its inaugural TechFest on Aug. 20-Aug. 21st at the Henry Clay Building and at the University of Louisville campuses. The four “mini-tracks” of the conference include healthcare, leadership/management, internet of things/big data, and general IT/emerging tech. The mini-track specific to healthcare will give a glimpse of the new horizons challenging the journey to optimal aging, and restorative practices in medicine and managing its compelling data, pointing at solutions. The Health Enterprise Network (HEN), an affiliate of Greater Louisville Inc., and the Technology Association of Louisville Kentucky (TALK), our local tech council, have partnered to…

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Louisville Public Media Hires Stephen George as Executive Editor

Stephen George has been named Executive Editor of Louisville Public Media (LPM), it was announced today. In the newly- created position, George will direct content across all of the organization’s platforms including radio, web, and social media. He will begin his duties on August 3rd. George, who is currently news editor at Insider Louisville, worked previously as editor of Leo Weekly and Nashville City Paper. He also served as communications director for U. S. Rep. John Yarmuth. “Louisville Public Media stands apart for its deep reporting and strong storytelling, and its reporters, editors, and hosts are essential voices in the community,” said George. “I’m excited to be a part…

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Miss Kentucky Katie George Comes Home Without The Crown

  Miss Kentucky Katie George, who also happens to be University of Louisville’s volleyball captain, was a guest on The Rusty Satellite Show, shortly after winning the Miss Kentucky crown. Here’s a link to Rick Redding’s January 29th episode:  http://rustysatelliteshow.com/multitasking-with-holly-houston-katie-george-on-winning-a-beauty-pageant/ Louisville, Ky., – Katie George won the first pageant she had ever entered, which happened to be the Miss Kentucky USA competition. The University of Louisville Volleyball standout entered her second-ever competition this week. That happened to be the Miss USA pageant Sunday night. Unfortunately, she didn’t win. She had made it all the way to the top 15 contestants,…

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Louisville’s WFPK’s Waterfront Wednesday Takes the Stage July 29th

  Louisville, Ky., – 91.9 WFPK announces the launch of Louisville’s favorite concert series on Wednesday, July 29, 2015.  The WFPK Waterfront Wednesday® Concert Series is a monthly free concert on the Big Four Lawn in Louisville Waterfront Park, located next to the Big Four Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge. This concert will feature Fantastic Negrito, Strand of Oaks and American Aquarium. It’s sponsored by Goose Island Brewing Company, MINI of Louisville, Republic Bank, Passport Health Plan and Friends of the Waterfront. Additional support comes from Old 502 Winery and Actor’s Theatre of Louisville. According to Wired Magazine, Fantastic Negrito, the…

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City Girl Gone Gardening: It’s Time

By Jackie Hollenkamp Bentley There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens … a time to plant and a time to uproot … a time to weep and a time to laugh … a time to mourn and a time to dance… Ecclesiastes 3 (heavily edited) I have a confession to make. My little backyard garden isn’t my only garden. My nephew, A.J. and I embarked on a much bigger project last year on my parents’ farm in Southern Indiana.  We took Mom’s old 35 foot X 35 foot garden plot and planted…

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Louisville’s Churchill Downs to be subject of RIT Big Shot’s next community photo project

LOUISVILLE, Ky.,  – The next RIT Big Shot promises to be a beautiful photo finish when Rochester Institute of Technology’s longtime community photography project captures a spectacular nighttime image of a national icon –Churchill Downs Racetrack, home of the Kentucky Derby, in Louisville, Ky., on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015.  The Big Shot relies on the participation of hundreds of volunteers to provide the primary light source for the image while RIT photographers shoot an extended exposure. It’s a signature event for RIT and is led by the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences, which is nationally recognized for its degree programs….