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Once Again Louisville, Charter In Position to Buy Time Warner Cable

From PR Newswire STAMFORD, Conn., NEW YORK and SYRACUSE, N.Y., — Charter Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: CHTR) (together with its subsidiaries “Charter”) and Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Charter to merge with Time Warner Cable. The deal values Time Warner Cable at $78.7 billion. Charter will provide $100.00 in cash and shares of a new public parent company (“New Charter”) equivalent to 0.5409 shares of CHTR for each Time Warner Cable share outstanding. The deal values each Time Warner Cable share at approximately $195.71based on Charter’s market closing price on…


Mural Artist Travels to Louisville to Mark Butchertown for MS

Louisville, KY – – Mural Artist, Lydiaemily will be in Louisville this weekend to bring awareness to MS by painting a wall of the Butchertown Market, the home of the National MS Society. The civil rights activist and street artist is also inviting members of the MS community to join her Saturday, May 30, in this MS masterpiece which symbolizes hope to all those who suffer from this silent disease. “I am a muralist and street artist living with MS and this is how I’ve decided to express myself and my journey to bring attention to the cause the only way…


Louisville’s July 4th Celebration Will Feature Louisville Orchestra, Ben Sollee, Fireworks

Louisville, Ky., – Mayor Greg Fischer, together with Louisville Orchestra Music Director Teddy Abrams, Waterfront Development Corporation President David Karem and Thornton Oil CEO Matt Thornton, announced plans today  for the first Louisville Orchestra Waterfront 4th… fueled by Thorntons. The event is free and open to the public and features music, family activities, food and fireworks on the Great Lawn of Waterfront Park on Saturday, July 4th. The event features a performance by the Louisville Orchestra, Teddy Abrams conducting, with special guests indie folk-rock cellist Ben Sollee and Hip hop/classical fusion group 1200, led by Jecory Arthur. Mayor Greg Fischer…


Louisville Free Public Library Ready to Kick off Annual Summer Reading Program

Louisville, Ky., – School is almost out for the summer and that means the return of the perennially popular Summer Reading program. Presented by the Library Foundation, this year’s program, “Under the Sea”, encourages kids up to fifth grade to read for fun this summer offering prizes and incentives, including a shark backpack and passes to area attractions. Summer Reading begins June 1, but you can help us kick it off early on Saturday, May 30, from 10 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. at the Main Library at our Reading Frenzy! There will be stories, games, performances, and activities for the whole family….


2015 Patriot Tour Announces Stop in Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky., – Marcus Luttrell’s 2015 Patriot Tour presented by Team Never Quit and featuring Marcus Luttrell, Taya Kyle and fellow Veterans announces stop in Louisville on October 10, 2015, at The Brown Theater at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts. The Patriot Tour features retired Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, Taya Kyle, retired Army Special Operations Captain Chad Fleming, former Navy SEAL David Goggins and former Navy SEAL Pete Scobell, who will share his personal story through music. These men and women’s lives have been profoundly changed by their service and sacrifice – they are true American Patriots. The Patriot Tour…


Louisville Mayor Fischer announces plan to save all or part of old Water Company building

LOUISVILLE – Mayor Greg Fischer today announced a plan to save all or parts of the old Water Company Building and pledged city money to help in the effort. The Mayor said his team — along with Craig Potts, the state’s historic preservation officer, and preservation leaders including the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Preservation Louisville — have been meeting to discuss options.  “The bottom line is we are committed to saving all or parts of the historic old Water Company Building,” Fischer said. “The city is committed to providing up to $1 million dollars toward a relocation effort and…


Louisville’s NuLu to Establish a Pilot Sustainability District

Louisville, KY  – On May 27, 2015 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm at The Green Building at 732 East Market Street, a community meeting will launch the Pilot Demonstration Sustainability District Initiative in the NuLu area. Primary target audience is NuLu based businesses, residents, schools or non-profits and others in the community that are interested in creating a sustainability model for NuLu that can be replicated in other neighborhoods in Louisville. Seating is limited so register free at https://eventbrite.com/event/16855108082/. What is an EcoDistrict or Sustainability District? EcoDistricts are neighborhoods or districts where neighbors, community institutions, businesses and government leaders commit to…


City Girl Gone Gardening: It’s In The Ground

By Jackie Hollenkamp Bentley I’ve been trying to think of a catchy first sentence, but, really, the only thing I could come up with is, well, the garden is in. Mostly. In the few, short years that I’ve been using my backyard as a source for food, I’ve developed some traditions/habits/superstitions. There are a few things I never plant until the Kentucky Derby has run its course and any good Louisvillian knows that is the first Saturday in May. By the end of the following week, I usually have my tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, green beans and squash in the ground.  …


Kentucky State Fair Brings Aretha Franklin to Louisville

Louisville, Ky., – Soul and R&B legend Aretha Franklin will perform at the Kentucky State Fair on the Freedom Hall Stage on August 30, the final day of the 11-day event. The concert begins at 8 p.m. Known as the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin has had 20 NO. 1 Billboard R&B hits, was the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and in 2012 was inducted into the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame. Some of her classic hits include “Respect,” “Freeway of Love” and “A Natural Woman.” This will be Aretha’s first performance in Louisville…


Louisville’s Forecastle Focuses on Bourbon

LOUISVILLE, KY – The Forecastle Festival, Louisville’s three-day music, art and environmental activism festival, is bringing back its Kentucky Bourbon Trail® outpost, The Bourbon Lodge, with a unique lineup of bourbon offerings, education, bourbon-inspired cuisine, and the return of the charitable partnership, Bourbon Cares. Wall Street Journal best-selling author Fred Minnick hailed Forecastle Festival as “bourbon’s most important festival for new consumers,” in 2013, praising its creation of “future connoisseurs.” Set to take place July 17–19, 2015, Forecastle will feature a diverse collection of Kentucky bourbon brands uniting to offer dozens of bourbon selections within the Bourbon Lodge, including those from…