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Five LouisvilleKY Programs Are Among National APR Leaders

University of Louisville’s women’s golf team has earned NCAA Public Recognition Awards eight-consecutive years, men’s basketball for six straight.   LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Five University of Louisville athletics teams are among the nation’s leaders within their sports in the most recent multiyear Academic Progress Rate (APR) data, the NCAA released on Wednesday.   UofL’s men’s and women’s basketball, women’s cross country, and men’s and women’s golf are among the top-10 percent in their respective sports in the latest APR, which measures academic eligibility, retention, and graduation for student-athletes.   It is the sixth-straight year that the Cardinals’ men’s basketball team has received…


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New LouisvilleKY-area cooking school opening its doors to kids on summer break

MESA, A Collaborative Kitchen will open MESA Kids concept this summer New cooking school will include camps and culinary badge program for kids ages 7 to 14 NEW ALBANY, Ind.  – – – MESA, A Collaborative Kitchen is happy to announce plans for a MESA Kids Cooking School scheduled to open this summer at 154 E. Main St. in New Albany, just around the corner from MESA’s current location. MESA Kids Cooking School will feature cooking camps, classes and themed events for children ages 7 to 14. Much like karate, students will also be able to earn culinary patches in a chef’s…


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LouisvilleKY’s 10th Annual Buy Local Fair is this Sunday, May 20th

  Louisville, KY -The Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) will host the 10th Annual Buy Local Fair on Sunday, May 20th from 12:00pm – 6:00pm at Louisville Water Tower Park, 3005 River Road. Presented by Louisville Water Company,  admission to the Buy Local Fair is free and parking is $5 per vehicle, or free for bicycle parking. The fair will include more than 200 booths from a variety of local businesses, artists and craftspeople, community organizations, and farmers. Guests can also enjoy food trucks, a children’s area, a craft beer, bourbon and brandy tent sponsored by ValuMarket, a Back Porch area for the grownups sponsored by Cox’s Smokers…


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Metro Council Budget Committee to hold second Public Hearing for LouisvilleKY’s Budgets

Louisville – The Louisville Metro Council’s Budget Committee will hold its next public hearing on Tuesday, May 15th on Mayor Greg Fischer’s proposed 2018 -2019 Capital and Operating Budgets. “There were 26 groups that came before the Committee last week to discuss their program needs. This second hearing will offer other the chance to come forward and give their views on how the Metro Council should spend tax dollars,” says Councilman Bill Hollander (D-9), Chair of the Committee. This year, the committee is adding a third opportunity for the public to speak about the budget on Monday, May 21 at…


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LouisvilleKY’s Alley Gallery Celebrates First 100 Doors

(Louisville, KY) — Just one year after its launch, the Louisville Downtown Partnership (LDP) celebrated the “Alley Gallery First 100” last week in the Henry Clay Parking garage. Local artists, sponsors and dignitaries applauded the innovative Alley Gallery program which repurposes alley and back-of-the-building metal doors into an outdoor gallery featuring the work of local artists. “There are more than 300 service doors within the Central Business District that qualify for the program,” said Rebecca Matheny, Executive Director of LDP. “We are so proud of the many sponsors and artists who have enthusiastically embraced Alley Gallery and have made it a…


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LouisvilleKY Welcomes New Male Rhinoceros

 Louisville, KY., – Meet Letterman — a new 3-year-old male southern white rhinoceros comes to the Louisville Zoo from The Wilds in southeast Ohio. The rhino was named by Jack Hanna after the late night television host and comedian David Letterman. Letterman was born on November 12, 2014 at The Wilds. Letterman has completed his standard 30-day quarantine and will soon join 34-year-old female Sindi in the exhibit. As with any new animal introductions, the rhinos will be monitored. Introductions of unfamiliar rhinos can often result in sparring from both males and females, which is normal behavior. These normal interactions and…


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Christen Cunningham heads for Louisville KY to join UofL Basketball Roster

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Christen Cunningham, a three-year starter at Samford University who is the Bulldogs’ career assists leader, has signed a financial aid agreement at the University of Louisville to play his final collegiate basketball season with the Cardinals. “We are excited to add Christen Cunningham, Samford’s all-time assist leader, to our team for the coming season,” said UofL Coach Chris Mack. “Christen is a phenomenal person, high character and a winner on the court. He makes his teammates better, looks to make the right play and understands the game on both ends of the court.  He was well-coached both…


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USPS to hold LouisvilleKY Passport Fairs this weekend

LOUISVILLE, KY —For customers planning international trips, several post offices will host upcoming Passport Fairs.  Fairs serve customers on a first come, first served basis.  No appointments are needed.  (There is a limited capacity for acceptance.) NOTE:  For appointments during regular passport processing hours, the U.S. Postal Service has made scheduling easier with the launch of the USPS Retail Customer Appointment Scheduler™ tool (RCAS) at http://www.usps.com/scheduler.  The RCAS™ tool provides customers with an easy, convenient way to schedule appointments to apply for a passport. The Postal Service suggests travelers check the expiration date on their U.S. passport. Many countries require a passport have…


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Frontier Celebrates LouisvilleKY Return with Nonstop Service to Denver

LOUISVILLE, KY (May 7, 2018) – Today Frontier Airlines celebrated its return to Louisville International Airport (SDF) with the beginning of new, nonstop service to Denver International Airport (DEN). With this service, additional connections are available to select cities across the Frontier network. Nonstop flights to Denver will be offered four times weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, using a 180 or 186-seat Airbus A320. “We’re excited to welcome Frontier Airlines back to the Louisville International Airport, showing the continued growth in our market,” said Dan Mann, executive director of the Louisville Regional Airport Authority. “This is a great…


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More than 3,200 Cardinals to graduate May 12 at LouisvilleKY’s KFC Yum! Center

Story from uofl.edu…   Louisville, KY., – Spring commencement is set for May 12 at the downtown KFC Yum! Center. Of the more than 3,200 students on track to graduate this semester, 2,000 plan to take part in commencement. Due to the large number of graduates, there will be two ceremonies. Here’s the schedule: 10 a.m.: College of Arts and Sciences, Kent School of Social Work, School of Dentistry, School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies, Brandeis School of Law, School of Medicine and School of Nursing. 2 p.m.: College of Business, College of Education and Human Development, J. B. Speed…