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Jody Davis Returns to LouisvilleKY as Bats Manager

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Cincinnati Reds have announced that Jody Davis will manage the Louisville Bats for the 2019 season, becoming the 21st manager in franchise history. Davis compiled a 69-68 record in 2018 as manager of the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, then Double-A affiliate of the Reds. Davis returns to Louisville after spending two seasons as hitting coach for the Bats under managerDelino DeShields from 2016-17. Returning to the Louisville coaching staff for 2019 are pitching coach Jeff Fassero, who returns for his fourth season, hitting coach Leon “Bull” Durham, returning for his second season, as well as bench coach Dick Schofield, who took over as Bats manager on…


Louisville Local Business Expo

LIBA Hosts 4th Annual LouisvilleKy Local Business Expo this month

Louisville, KY – You’ve proved you know how to shop local for holiday gift giving, but now let’s talk business. Where do you buy your printer paper? Who does your taxes? How do you market your service or product? Do you shop local for these services also? An upcoming event will give attendees the chance to ‘walk the talk’ and find quality, local vendors for their business purchases. The Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA), an organization with 900 local and independent business members, will host the fourth annual Louisville Local Business Expo on Tuesday, January 22 from 1:00pm-4pm at the Mellwood Arts…


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Metro Council parties name caucus leaders

Stories from Louisvilleky.gov… Louisville, KY – During their first Caucus meeting of 2019, the seven Republican members of the Louisville Metro Council’s Minority Caucus unanimously elected Councilman Kevin Kramer (District 11) to the position of Caucus Chair. In addition to electing Kramer, the members of the Minority Caucus unanimously elected Councilman James Peden (District 23) as Caucus Vice-Chair. Councilman Kevin Kramer has served in a variety of leadership positions over his tenure on the Metro Council, including President (2006) as well as four previous terms as both the Minority Caucus Chair and Minority Caucus Vice-Chair. Councilman James Peden will be…


Mayor Fischer

LouisvilleKy Mayor inaugurated, here’s what he had to say

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer’s prepared remarks for his third inauguration, Jan. 9, 2019:   Thank you. Thanks to my family: My wife Alex and our children – Eleni and Cody, George, Nick, Mary My siblings, Lynn, Mark, Paul and Chris My wonderful parents, Mary Lee and George My mother-in-law Eleni. And a special recognition for my father-in-law Nick Gerassimides, who peacefully passed away just two weeks ago. Thanks to the Metro Council, all elected public servants, and our great Metro Government team.  I’m honored to serve alongside you. And a very special thank you to our public safety professionals. They’re…


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LouisvilleKY’s Zoo Celebrates Two Big Birthdays

  Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Zoo kicks off the new year with two very special animal birthdays on Saturday, Jan. 12.  Zoo guests will be invited to sing “Happy Birthday” as both gorilla Helen and polar bear Qannik receive special birthday enrichment items.  Helen is celebrating her 61st birthday in Gorilla Forest at 10:30 a.m. and Qannik will celebrate her 8th birthday in Glacier Run at 11:30 a.m.  The birthdays are free with Zoo admission. ABOUT HELEN | Helen is the third oldest known gorilla in the world and the second oldest in the North American population.  She is wild born, so her birth…


Mayor Fischer

LouisvilleKY Mayor pledges ‘fierce sense of urgency’ in third term

Louisville, KY., – Mayor Greg Fischer pledged today to bring the same energy, innovation and commitment to his third term as when he first took office in 2011, saying he and his team “are dreaming even bigger, and will move even faster and work even harder in the days ahead.” Delivering his third inaugural address in the rotunda of Metro Hall, which was decked in blue and filled with music by local artists Ben Sollee and Scott Moore, Mayor Fischer highlighted accomplishments of the past eight years, including 80,000 new jobs, 2,700 new businesses and $13 billion in capital investment. “What…


2019 Derby Festival Royal Court

LouisvilleKY Royalty announced

Louisville, KY.   – It’s an early sign of spring in Kentuckiana! New Derby Festival Royalty were crowned this morning. The five women selected to serve as Princesses in the 2019 Kentucky Derby Festival Royal Court were introduced in a ceremony at Macy’s at Oxmoor Center. The Royal Court Program is coordinated by The Fillies, Inc., a volunteer group that works closely with the Festival. Fillies President Debra Rayman joined KDF President and CEO Mike Berry, as well as 2019 Derby Festival Chair Marita Willis, in crowning the newly appointed court.  They are: Mary Baker of Louisville, KY – Mary, 20-years-old, is a Junior…


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Christmas tree disposal options for LouisvilleKY

Louisville, KY., – Metro Public Works is now providing curbside pickup of Christmas Trees within the Urban Services District (the old City of Louisville boundaries). Beginning this week, residents with City curbside yard waste pickup may set their Christmas trees and greenery out on their regular collection day. Trees must not be in plastic bags, and all decorations must be removed. Drop-off sites will also be available for all Louisville/Jefferson County residents at three locations. Two of the three drop-off sites will also instantly recycle trees in to mulch that will be offered back to citizens for home use. Those wishing to…


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LouisvilleKY’s Historic City Hall Clock shines blue in honor of fallen LMPD Detective

Louisville – President David James (D-6) has announced the Historic City Hall Clock will shine in the color blue from now until funeral services are held in honor of Detective Diedre Mengedoht of the LMPD 2nd Division. “Detective Mengedoht was a dedicated public servant to our city and we ask the community to come together and when they look at the City Hall Clock take note of her service and dedication,” said President James. “It is the Metro Council’s hope that as the Clock’s blue light shines, it reminds us that we lost a hero in our community and show our support…


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LouisvilleKY sets goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050

Louisville, KY., – Mayor Greg Fischer says Louisville is joining cities across the globe by setting a goal of an 80 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. In May 2016, Mayor Fischer signed the Global Covenant of Mayors, an agreement signed by leaders of more than 9,000 cities across the world committing to inventory and develop a strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Globally, cities play a major role in these efforts, as 70 percent of greenhouse gas emissions come from cities. Greenhouse gases get trapped in the atmosphere, which causes warming and leads to climate change. These gases…