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Louisville named among Site Selection magazine’s top Metro Areas for economic success  

Louisville, Ky., –  Mayor Fischer joined Gov. Beshear and community officials to celebrate Site Selection magazine naming Kentucky the top state for economic development projects per capita last year. The nationally acclaimed publication also recognizes Kentucky’s top metropolitan areas for their economic development successes, ranking Louisville ninth in the top tier category for population over 1 million. “We are always proud to have Gov. Beshear visit Louisville, especially today as we celebrate the economic development achievements made by the state of Kentucky and in Louisville,” said Mayor Fischer. “Louisville is thriving and with the recent investments made by quality companies,…


University of Louisville Becoming More and More Energy Efficient, Study Says

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–A joint project between University of Louisville and Siemens has saved UofL $12.9 million in energy costs in just over four years and has paid even larger economic dividends for the region. That’s the bottom line of a study conducted by Economic Development Research Group, a Boston-based research company Siemens hired to assess the overall economic impact of the project. Since 2009, UofL has spent $46 million to reduce energy use on its three campuses through contracts with Siemens’ Building Technologies Division. This spending on labor and materials supported $33.5 million in wages, $25.8 million in business sales and…


Louisville-Cal State Fullerton Super Regional Begins Saturday

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The No. 3 national seed Louisville baseball team will continue its pursuit of a third consecutive College World Series berth on Saturday against 13th-ranked Cal State Fullerton in game one of the NCAA Super Regional at Jim Patterson Stadium. Saturday’s Super Regional opener between the Cardinals (46-16) and Titans (37-22) is set for 11 a.m., ET and will be televised nationally on ESPN2, while game two of the best-of-three series is scheduled for Sunday at noon on either ESPN2 or ESPNU. If necessary, the deciding third game is scheduled for Monday (ESPN or ESPN2) with the time…


City Girl Gone Gardening: Things are A-Growin’

By Jackie Hollenkamp Bentley Louisville, Ky., – In my last post, I showed my “artistic skills” by painting old city recycling bins (my niece, Joetta, guessed correctly and won the “grand prize” of my lasting admiration). I’ll admit I felt like a kid again with a paintbrush and my imagination. But I couldn’t wait for the paint to dry so I could transplant my herbs and seedlings. But, of course, as I always do, I ran into a problem. I didn’t have enough dirt. Sigh. I had already purchased two whopping bags of Metro Mix that would cover about 5 cubic…


Triple Crown Hope American Pharoah Breezes For Belmont Stakes; Heads To New York On Tuesday

Louisville, Ky., – Under cloudy skies, light rain and 58 degrees, Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI) and Preakness Stakes (GI) winner American Pharoah completed his serious preparation for Saturday’s $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (GI) with a five-furlong breeze over a Churchill Downs track rated “fast” in 1:00.20 with Martin Garcia in the saddle. With a few hundred spectators on hand, Zayat Stables’ home bred son of Pioneer of the Nile came onto the track at 8:30 a.m. ET after the renovation break during the special 15-minute training period for Churchill Downs-based Belmont Stakes contenders. He broke away from the…


LG&E and KU unveil new Outage Texting option for Louisville customers

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Because the Ohio Valley is no stranger to severe weather, being prepared for it year ‘round is key. To help enhance the preparedness of area residents, Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company are adding a key tool to the utilities’ portfolio of communication options to keep customers informed during outage and restoration events. The company’s Outage Texting offers critical information to customers, right on their mobile device. To take advantage of the new feature, customers are encouraged first to make sure their current mobile number is on file as the Outage Reporting Number in…


Two Louisville Nightspots Abruptly Close

Louisville, Ky., – In a somewhat surprise announcement, the owner of Phoenix Hill Tavern and Jim Porter’s Good Time Emporium announced that he’s closing both establishments, effective immediately. Ben Rogers made the announcement today on Phoenix Hill’s website. Here is the text of the announcement: June 1, 2015 For immediate release: Official message from Ben Rogers – Retired Owner and Founder. “Thank you Louisville. It was a great gig!” The Phoenix Hill Tavern and Jim Porter’s Good Time Emporium closed permanently today. Please accept my VERY sincere apologies for the abrupt manner in which the clubs closed; and to anyone…


Mayor Fischer announces 80 summer learning programs for Louisville youth, teenagers

LOUISVILLE – From safari camps at the Louisville Zoo to reading programs in the libraries to an online brain chase game at community centers, Louisville is offering over 80 learning programs for students during the summer break, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today. In addition, there are hundreds of camps and enrichment activities this summer organized by non-profit organizations, local colleges and universities, museums, churches, libraries, and arts organizations. “There’s no excuse for students to spend the summer losing all the knowledge they’ve gained during the school year,” Fischer said. “Many of the city’s summer programs are free or low-cost and…


Louisville’s Children’s Summer Food Service Program Begins June 8, 2015

Louisville, Ky., – Louisville Metro Department of Community Services is once again participating in the Summer Food Service Program for children beginning Monday, June 8, 2015.  There are 15 sites across Louisville that will serve a combination of two of the following meals — breakfast, lunch and a snack — to all children (ages 1-18), free of charge. Meals provided are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. The free meal service runs through Friday, July 31, 2015. Meals…


Mayor Fischer unveils new city budget with no new taxes; invests in road paving, body cameras, housing

Louisville, Ky., – Mayor Greg Fischer today unveiled his proposed budget for the 2015-2016 fiscal year, an $873 million spending plan that does not raise taxes and is designed to  strengthen physical, economical, educational and social connections across Louisville. In remarks to the Metro Council, the Mayor outlined several large initiatives including: $14.5 million to construct the new South Central Regional Library in Okolona; $13.6 million to pave bumpy roads, repair broken sidewalks and continue building the city’s cycling network, the largest road/sidewalk investment in five years; $12 million for the Louisville CARES initiative to create 1,500 units of affordable…