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LouisvilleKY to explore new site for LMPD impound lot

Louisville, KY., – Louisville Metro Government announced that it is beginning the process of exploring alternative locations for the Louisville Metro Police Impound lot. The lot, located for at least 50 years at 1478 Frankfort Ave. in Butchertown, serves as the main temporary storage area for cars towed from throughout the city, and as a longer-term storage area for cars being held as evidence in a legal proceeding. It holds about 1,800 vehicles at full capacity, but frequently stores in excess of 2,000 vehicles. The impound lot’s current location, bordering the Butchertown Greenway Trail and the main stem of the…


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Robert Sternberg wins LouisvilleKY Grawemeyer Award for Psychology

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — What makes us most likely to succeed? Cornell University psychologist Robert Sternberg has won the 2018 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Psychology for his concept of “successful intelligence.” Sternberg, a professor of human development, was selected for the prize for his view that intelligence encompasses several components that help people succeed in different ways in their own environments. Those components include analytical-reasoning skills, creative-thinking skills, common-sense practical skills and wisdom-based and ethical skills. A command of all those skills helps people adapt to a fast-changing world, capitalize on their strengths and compensate for or correct their…


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James Cone wins LouisvilleKY’s 2018 Grawemeyer Award in Religion

Story and photo from uoflnews.com (LOUISVILLE, Ky.) – Between 1880 and 1940, nearly 5,000 black men and women were lynched in the United States. In response, African American Christians turned to their religion and to the cross of Jesus as a symbol of suffering but also of profound hope. Despite these violent killings and the centrality of the cross in Christian communities, the lynching tree did not occupy any space in the American theological imagination. In The Cross and the Lynching Tree (Orbis Books, 2011), renowned theologian James H. Cone passionately conjoins the provocative images of the first-century cross and the twentieth-century lynching…


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Sara Goldrick-Rab wins LouisvilleKY’s Grawemeyer Award in Education

Story and photo from uoflnews.com   LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A Temple University professor who conducted painstaking research into the modern struggle to pay for a college education in the United States has won the 2018 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Education. Sara Goldrick-Rab, professor in Temple University’s College of Education, published her findings in her award-winning 2016 book, “Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid and the Betrayal of the American Dream.” In it, Goldrick-Rab finds that U.S. students have been left behind by soaring costs combined with a financial aid system that has not kept up with demand. The…


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Scott Straus wins LouisvilleKY’s Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order

Story and photo from uoflnews.com LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Political science professor and author Scott Straus has won the 2018 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order for his 2015 book, “Making and Unmaking Nations: War, Leadership, and Genocide in Modern Africa.” In the book, Straus, who teaches at University of Wisconsin-Madison, explains how ideas and political messages can become tipping points for genocide. His original research examines patterns and circumstances that have resulted in genocide and contrasts those with similar situations where genocide seemed likely to happen but did not. Straus contends that the “founding narratives” of national leaders…


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Official Dates announced for LouisvilleKY’s Bourbon & Beyond, Louder Than Life

2nd Annual Bourbon & Beyond – September 22 & 23 5th Annual Louder Than Life – September 29 & 30   Bourbon & Beyond 2018 Early Bird Ticket Sale Underway Now With Limited Number Of Tickets Priced At Just $119.50     Louisville, Ky., – Danny Wimmer Presents has announced the 2018 dates for its nationally acclaimed festivals held at Champions Park in Louisville, KY.  The 2nd annual Bourbon & Beyond is set for Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23, 2018. The 5th annual Louder Than Life will be held the following weekend on Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30, 2018. To celebrate the success of Bourbon & Beyond’s inaugural year, Danny Wimmer Presents has announced a special Early Bird…


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LouisvilleKY twins will once again design the Kentucky Derby Festival Poster

  Louisville, KY.   – The 2018 Kentucky Derby Festival Poster will be twinspired! Louisville artists and twin sisters – Jeaneen Barnhart and Doreen Barnhart DeHart – have been selected as the Kentucky Derby Festival’s Official Poster Artists for the 2018 Festival. This is a five-peat for the sisters, as they also collaborated on artwork for the Festival’s Official Poster in 1994, 1997, 2009, and 2014.   Jeaneen specializes in painting and drawing, and Doreen in graphic design. The two have collaborated on a number of award-winning projects, in addition to their individual artistic accomplishments. Both sisters received Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees…


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Give-A-Jam to end LouisvilleKY homelessness set for December 21st

Louisville, Kentucky  –  The 7th Annual Give-A-Jam to End Homelessness will be held on Thursday, December 21st from 6:00pm-11:00pm at the Clifton Center, 2117 Payne Street. The evening will feature performances by local musicians and artists, soups from Louisville’s best chefs, a silent auction and a cash bar. Admission is $25 in advance and $30 at the door, and includes $10 worth of food/drink tickets. Proceeds will benefit the Coalition for the Homeless’s efforts to end youth, veteran and chronic homelessness. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.louhomeless.org. Tickets are also available at the door, but the event has sold out in years’ past so…


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Bernie Sanders is coming to LouisvilleKY

LouisvilleKY, – U.S. Senator and former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is coming to Louisville this Friday. The Protecting Working Families Rally with Bernie Sanders joins Not One Penny and MoveOn.Org for a rally to stand up against what Sanders’ website calls “the horrific GOP tax proposal”. The rally will be at the Galt House Hotel in Downtown Louisville. Tickets are not required, but RSVPs are strongly encouraged. Admission is first come, first served. Doors open at 5:30 with the rally to begin at 7 p.m.


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Jobs for Kentucky’s Graduates and AT&T Team Up to Provide Academic and Career Training for LouisvilleKY and Commonwealth

Support is part of $3.5 million contribution to Jobs for America’s Graduates and will help reach more Kentucky youth at risk of dropping out LOUISVILLE, Ky., /PRNewswire/ — Jobs for Kentucky’s Graduates and AT&T (NYSE: T) are working together to help raise the high school graduation rate and support career paths for underserved students. Because of its success in keeping kids in school, Jobs for Kentucky’s Graduates was one of 24 state affiliates selected to share in $3.5 million from AT&T. The JAG program equips students to overcome obstacles to a high school diploma or High School Equivalency Test.  The program does this through mentoring, academic support, links…