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Election Day is over and here’s how your favorite LouisvilleKY candidate fared

By Jackie Hollenkamp Bentley The votes have been tallied and it’s now the Day After.  Here is a list of the election results, courtesy of the Jefferson County Elections Center…   SUMMARY REPORT RUN DATE:11/06/18 RUN TIME:10:16 PM VOTES PERCENT PRECINCTS COUNTED (OF 623). . . . . 623 100.00 REGISTERED VOTERS – TOTAL . . . . . 0 BALLOTS CAST – TOTAL. . . . . . . 291,591 BALLOTS CAST – BLANK. . . . . . . 10 Straight Party (VOTE FOR) 1 Republican (REP) . . . . . . . . 52,916 36.10 Democratic…


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LouisvilleKY’s Opportunity Zones touted as great investment

Louisville, KY., – Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer today joined community leaders, investors and Louisville Metro Government representatives to champion Opportunity Zones as a new tool to help revitalize Louisville neighborhoods. Additionally, the Mayor released the city’s Opportunity Zones Prospectus, a holistic document that showcases Louisville’s assets and will be shared with investors locally and across the country. “Opportunity Zones are a new avenue for us to attract investment to areas of our city that already have momentum and could see tremendous growth and opportunity with additional capital investment,” said the Mayor. “We want responsible development and projects that benefit our…


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LouisvilleKY’s famous parade looking for heroes

    Louisville, KY. – You may want to hang on to your Halloween costumes for next year’s Republic Bank Pegasus Parade. Themed “Pegasus Power,” the parade on May 2, 2019, will celebrate super heroes from all walks of life. “Everyone has a hero. From real-life to the big screen, we plan to celebrate them all on Broadway next spring,” said Mike Berry, KDF President and CEO. “We invite everyone to save their hero costumes and join us for the Derby Festival event that’s been bringing the community together for more than 60 years.” Registration is now open for groups interested…


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LouisvilleKY’s heating assistance program opens subsidy component next week

Automated appointment line now open to schedule appointments in advance Louisville, KY – The LIHEAP Program that helps low income residents of Jefferson County with their utility bills begins on Nov. 5, 2018. LIHEAP, the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, is a federally funded, income-based program that provides financial help to low-income households in meeting the costs of heating their home. The LIHEAP Subsidy Component is a one-time assistance benefit, which is paid directly to the heating vendor. The LIHEAP Subsidy Component begins Monday, Nov. 5 and will operate through Dec. 14, 2018, or until funding is depleted, whichever…


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LouisvilleKy celebrates all things Lego

Home to Annual Lego Fan Show and First KY Lego Store LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Having built a fanbase in Louisville, the BrickUniverse LEGO Fan Convention will return in 2019 for its popular convention at the Kentucky International Convention Center on January 19 and 20. The event is building on LEGO’s amazing popularity with awesome attractions centered around colorful plastic building blocks. Additionally, the first Lego store in Kentucky is opening in Louisville’s Oxmoor Center mall in November. During the January show, BrickUniverse will bring renowned professional LEGO artists from around the world including Jonathan Lopes, showcasing over 30 of his select…


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LouisvilleKY’s Humana Ranks No. 7 Among America’s Healthiest 100 Workplaces

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) has ranked No. 7 on the list of the “Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America,” compiled by Healthiest Employers to honor companies that see employee well-being as a strategic corporate capability that’s crucial for a productive, top-performing workforce. With the awards, Healthiest Employers highlights companies that treat employee well-being as an enterprise strategy. Scores are based on population health outcomes and six values: vision, culture/engagement, learning, expertise, metrics and technology. Winners were announced at the 2018 Fitbit Captivate conference in Chicago. The winning organizations were honored for their commitment to employee health and exceptional corporate well-being…


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Breeders’ Cup in Louisville KY is just days away

Story from Churchill Downs’ website   Louisville, KY., – Following a seven-year hiatus, the Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships will return to Churchill Downs in earnest on Friday, Nov. 2 and Saturday, Nov. 3 – the highlight of an action-packed Fall Meet at the historic home of the Kentucky Derby that began Sunday, Oct. 28. The popular 21-day stand, ends Sunday, Nov. 25. The 129th Fall Meet will showcase lofty purse levels thanks to early returns from state-of-the-art historical racing machines at Derby City Gaming, Churchill Downs Incorporated’s new $65 million facility that opened in mid-September at nearby 4520 Poplar Level Road. Horsemen…


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Airbnb Delivers $2.1 Million in Tax Revenue Kentucky in First Year of Agreement

FRANKFORT, KY — Airbnb, the world’s leading community driven hospitality company, announced today that it remitted over $2.1 million in home sharing tax revenue on behalf of its Kentucky hosts in the first year of its tax agreement with the state, greatly exceeding initial projections. In September 2017, Airbnb and the Kentucky Department of Revenue announced a historic tax agreement, allowing the home sharing platform to automatically collect the 6% state sales tax and the 1% state transient room tax on behalf of its host community and remit the revenue directly to the commonwealth. That agreement took effect October 1, 2017, infusing a new revenue stream for the…


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Largest Livestock Exposition in the World Arrives in LouisvilleKY

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – More than 30,000 animals and their owners from around the globe are moving into the Kentucky Exposition Center as they compete in the North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) for nearly $750,000 in premiums and awards. Last year the event drew competitors, exhibitors and attendees from 45 states and nine foreign countries, with an economic impact of $10.5 million. NAILE is the largest all-breed, purebred livestock expo in the world and runs Oct. 30—Nov. 15, 2018. The expo features ten divisions of livestock competition including Dairy Cattle, Beef Cattle, Dairy Goat, Meat Goat, Swine, Sheep, Llama, Alpaca, Draft…


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New Program Assists Homeless Families in LouisvilleKY

Louisville, KY  – In an effort to address the severe lack of emergency shelter beds for approximately 70 homeless families on the waiting list, the Coalition for the Homeless began implementing a new program in July aimed at diverting and reducing family homeless in the community. So far, the Family Prevention and Diversion program has worked with approximately 100 families and was successful in helping 90 families secure or maintain stable housing. The Coalition has seen a 50 percent increase in the number of families on the family waiting list since the spring. This is partially due to federal funding cuts reducing…