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Johnson Joins cardinal Staff as LouisvilleKy’s Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach

  LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Trent Johnson, who has 36 years of coaching experience including 17 years as a head coach at four collegiate programs, has joined the University of Louisville men’s basketball staff as an assistant coach. “Coach Johnson is highly experienced,” said UofL Acting Head Coach David Padgett.  “I’ve personally known him for a long time.  He was the head coach at Nevada when his son and I played in high school together.  He is going to bring a wealth of knowledge to our program.  He’s someone that I will be able to lean on and our players will…


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LouisvilleKY’s Lift a Life Foundation and Community Foundation of Louisville Seek Hunger Innovation Fellow

LOUISVILLLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Lift a Life Foundation and the Community Foundation of Louisville are seeking a Hunger Innovation Fellow to accelerate and elevate Louisville’s approach to addressing food insecurity. The one-year, $100,000 fellowship is for an innovator who sees food access through a different lens. By applying knowledge and best practices from other sectors, the foundation partners are looking for a candidate who can bring a fresh perspective to the challenge of food insecurity. “In Louisville, Kentucky there are people who do not have easy access to quality, nutritious food, which we believe is a right,” said Susan Barry, President & CEO, Community Foundation…


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LouisvilleKY Vote to be rescheduled on Butchertown Stadium Development District bond

Mayor agrees to push vote to Oct. 26 to give council more time for review Louisville, KY., – Mayor Greg Fischer, Metro Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith and the Louisville City Football Club jointly announced today that a vote on a $30 million bond for a new Butchertown Stadium Development District will be pushed back to Oct. 26, to give the Metro Council additional time for review. “I want the Council to have the time they need to understand what a smart opportunity this is for our city,” the Mayor said. “This stadium will anchor a $200 million project that develops…


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LouisvilleKY drivers face registration holds for unpaid tolls

Registration cannot be renewed when repeated notices are unpaid   LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Oct. 10, 2017) – Drivers in Indiana and Kentucky who owe tolls to the two states, via RiverLink, will have a hold placed on their vehicle registration when a toll is not paid after repeated notices. Drivers will not be allowed to renew their vehicle registration until tolls and fees owed are paid in full.   A hold is placed on a vehicle registration after a toll is unpaid, and at least four RiverLink toll notices have been sent to the customer. The first notice, second notice, violation notice and…


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LouisvilleKY’s Young Professional Association Launches Online Petition to bring Amazon to city

  Louisville, Ky. (October 10, 2017) – The Young Professionals Association of Louisville (YPAL) is working alongside the city of Louisville and its leaders to highlight the area’s talented, vibrant and diverse workforce as part of the city’s proposal to attract Amazon’s second U.S. headquarters (HQ2) to the region. YPAL has published an online petition in support of Amazon choosing Louisville for HQ2. The organization seeks to accumulate thousands of signatures between October 10-15 to demonstrate community support for the project, and anyone from the Greater Louisville area who supports Amazon HQ2 locating to the region may sign the petition. The deadline for…


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LouisvilleKY’s Actors Theatre announces departure of Les Waters

  Louisville, KY – Les Waters and the Board of Directors announced today that Mr. Waters will step down as Artistic Director after six seasons at the helm of the Tony Award-winning Actors Theatre of Louisville. Waters will depart in the summer of 2018, following the close of the 2017-2018 season, to pursue personal projects. Les Waters said today, “It has been a privilege to lead, along with Jennifer Bielstein and lately Kevin E. Moore, one of America’s great artistic institutions. I am deeply grateful to the Board, staff, artists, volunteers and audiences for all their support. Together we have had considerable success…


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LouisvilleKY’s Zoo’s “World’s Largest Halloween Party” Magic Begins Oct. 5

    Meijer presents “The World’s Largest Halloween Party!” Louisville, KY.,  – It’s that time of year when the Louisville Zoo transforms into a storybook land and a photo opportunity is waiting around every corner during the Zoo’s “World’s Largest Halloween Party!” presented by Meijer. This year the Zoo celebrates its 36th year of the popular party on October 5–8, 12–15, 19–22, & 26–29, 2017  Tickets are now on sale. Children can dress up in their wildest costumes and set off on a magical journey through the Zoo. The Party features costumed characters for guests to meet and greet in fanciful,…


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LouisvilleKY’s strong economy, sound management leads to positive credit ratings from ‘Big 3’ agencies

Louisville, KY., – Three nationally recognized credit rating services are citing Louisville Metro’s strong economy, sound management, and budgetary flexibility as the basis for again granting positive bond ratings. The new acknowledgments from “The Big Three” credit agencies — Fitch Ratings, Inc., Moody’s Investors Service, and Standard & Poor’s — strengthen Metro’s position to invest in the city. The investments complement the $11 billion in capital investments since 2014 from other sectors to further grow the local economy. “We’re seeing economic momentum that’s unprecedented in Louisville’s modern history, fueled by public and private investments in every corner of the city,…


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University of Louisville names Vincent Tyra Acting Director of Athletics

Vince Tyra currently serves as an operating partner for Southfield Capital. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville on Tuesday named Vincent Tyra as acting director of athletics effective immediately. UofL Interim President Dr. Greg Postel announced Tyra’s appointment at a press conference. “Vince Tyra is an exceptional leader who will provide stability to our athletics department,” Postel said. “His success in business, his athletic background and his close ties to the university and the athletics department will be important to the continuing success of our program.” Tyra currently serves as an operating partner for Southfield Capital, a position he has…


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LouisvilleKY’s Zoo’s “Not-So Itsy Bitsy” Spider House is now open

  Louisville, Ky.,- After celebrating the summer with butterflies, the Louisville Zoo kicks off the Halloween season with the “Not-So Itsy Bitsy” Spider House in the same space as Butterflies n’ Blooms, weather permitting, now through Oct. 31 with support from Orkin.   Guests can stroll alongside the spiders and their intricate webs in the 1,000 sq. ft. walk-through spider house.   The “Not-So Itsy Bitsy” Spider House is free with Zoo admission and is open Monday through Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Zoo closes early on nights of “The World’s Largest Halloween Party!”). The spider house will…