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Louisville Named 2015 Model City for Compassion

LOUISVILLE (October 19, 2015) – For the fourth year in a row, the Charter for Compassion International has named Louisville as its Model Compassionate City. The Charter for Compassion is a cooperative effort to restore compassionate living to the center of community life. It is based in Seattle, Washington. Rev. Dr. Joan Brown Campbell, chair of the Board of Trustees and the Global Compassion Council, presented the award to Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer on Friday, Oct.  16, during a reception at the 2015 Parliament of the World’s Religions in Salt Lake City, Utah. Mayor Fischer attended the Parliament as a…


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Louisville Uncovered presents: US Marine Hospital

The United States Marine Hospital: Portland, Kentucky The Ohio River has been the lifeblood of Louisville since the beginning of the River City. Back then river traffic had the nighty Ohio looking more like Spaghetti Junction than a lazy river. It was a pleasure to get an insiders look at the hospital as it stands today on Louisville Uncovered!  In 1837, Congress authorized the construction of the U.S. Marine Hospital in Louisville “for the benefit of sick seamen, boatmen, and other navigators on the western rivers and lakes.” (Ohio and Mississippi rivers and Great Lakes.) At this time, steamboats dominated…


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THE WEEK: Changing Seasons, for Football, Getting the Jump on Local Terror, the Back Door and Rusty Updates

Peak Season: The leaves are changing, the clocks will soon move back, and the fortunes of local football teams may soon reverse. Last night Kentucky put up a good fight in losing to Auburn 30-27. They’re now 4-2, and the talk of an SEC title has quickly subsided. On Saturday Louisville has its pivotal contest of the year – at Florida State at Noon. Meanwhile, the best offense in the land put up another 55 points last night for Coach Jeff Brohm – Western 55, North Texas 28. I’m a Back Door Man: After talking with John Dant of the…


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A Good Walk Roiled in Old Louisville

Unless you are one of those people who really believe in ghosts, we all have to suspend some portion of what we really believe during Halloween season, the better to enjoy the attempts by professionals and amateurs alike to scare us with tales of the dead and their spirits — and the role they may play in the lives of the living. Therefore, if you really want to enjoy the Old Louisville Neighborhood Council’s production of “Victorian Tales of Terror” I suggest you bring along some impressionable youngsters and your imagination for a nice walk around St. James Court with some…


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LEGO KidsFest is coming to Louisville

PR Newswire HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — LEGO KidsFest kicks off its eighth year on the road with new tour stops and a return to some popular markets. New tour stops in 2016 include Charlotte, NC (Feb. 19-21), Harrisburg, PA (April 8-10) and Kansas City, MO (May 13-15). It’s been three years or more since LEGO KidsFest stopped in Louisville, KY (June 3-5), Milwaukee WI(Oct. 7-9), Houston, TX (Oct. 21-23) and Cleveland, OH (Nov. 4-6). Covering 3+ acres of space, the LEGO KidsFest extravaganza brings all of the hands-on fun of LEGO building and experience together in an activity-filled…


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University of Louisville and LIBA team up to shop

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville and Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) will take shoppers on a Dec. 4 whirlwind tour of local shops and restaurants on the fifth annual Holiday Cards Buy Local Shopping Tour. Those on the tour will visit locally owned businesses in several Louisville neighborhoods. The $35 registration fee includes opening and closing receptions, door prizes and transportation to more than a dozen shops on East Market Street (NULU), Fourth Street, Frankfort Avenue, Butchertown and St. Matthews. “The Holiday Cards shopping trip exposes our faculty, staff, alumni and friends to many of the locally owned shops and restaurants that make Louisville…


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Louisville’s ReSurfaced Returns: Three Days at 10th Street Opens Oct. 15th

Photos are from Mayor Fischer’s Facebook page. LOUISVILLE, KY – ReSurfaced: Three Days at 10th Street will open on Thursday, Oct. 15th at a new location, in a parking lot at 10th Street and the Ohio River, near Connect/Disconnect, the city’s first public art installation along the River Walk.  The enormously popular ReSurfaced initiative will again feature local music, beer, bourbon, art and community. City Collaborative created the ReSurfaced initiative,  and it partners with Louisville Metro Government and the Louisville Downtown Partnership to creatively activate under-utilized open urban spaces. “People can’t get enough of this concept, and they are going…


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National Anti-Mitch McConnell ad campaign launches in Louisville

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Pro-life group Personhood USA has launched a nationwide campaign centered in Louisville, Kentucky calling out Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for his role in funding abortion giant Planned Parenthood. The new campaign ads include billboards that state “247,755 Taxpayer Funded Abortions Since Mitch Became Majority Leader” and “#ObamasWallet.” Along with this new campaign, Personhood USA is developing plans with their grassroots volunteers to keep the new Speaker of the House aware that Republicans and conservative voters do not want even one dollar of funding directed to Planned Parenthood. Jennifer Mason, Personhood USA Spokesperson: “By…


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The scary stories begin this week in Old Louisville

LOUISVILLE, KY – (September 29, 2015) The Old Louisville Neighborhood Council is bringing Louisvillians a unique way to experience our storied history with the “Victorian Tales of Terror”, 7-9 p.m. October 15-18. Part outdoor theater and part walking tour, this Halloween-themed event presents ghostly scenes (some based on historical events) set against the spooky environment of the 130-year old Victorian neighborhood at night. It’s the perfect event for theater enthusiasts, history buffs and those looking for an old-fashioned Halloween scare. “When people think of the Victorian era its common to note elaborate homes and a rigid, stratified society” said Daniel…


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New Section of Louisville Loop Now Open

LOUISVILLE (October 13, 2015) — Mayor Greg Fischer and District 14 Councilwoman Cindi Fowler joined officials from Louisville Metro Parks and Louisville Gas And Electric Co. today to dedicate the newest section of the Louisville Loop, a 2.66-mile segment from Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing to the Mill Creek Generating Station in southwest Louisville. “The Louisville Loop encourages wellness and connects people to their work, businesses, historical landmarks and neighborhoods,” Fischer said. “We’re excited to open this new segment and move closer to our goal of completing the 100-mile ‘wedding ring’ around the city.” “I appreciate the hard work of my…