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Southwest Airlines announces new nonstop service from LouisvilleKY to Dallas

LouisvilleKY., – Southwest Airlines has announced new daily nonstop service between Louisville International Airport (SDF) and Dallas Love Field (DAL) beginning January 7, 2019. The airline will operate the flight using 143-seat Boeing 737 aircraft. “We are excited to see Southwest supporting the demand for new service in Louisville by adding two new routes in a matter of months,” said Dan Mann, Executive Director of the Louisville Regional Airport Authority. “The morning departure and evening return schedule of this flight make it convenient for those travelers who have business in the Dallas-area, as well as a variety of options for…


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A new name for Louisville Tourism

Louisville CVB Celebrates Name Change During Milestone     LOUISVILLE, Ky. — As the Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau celebrates a 50-year milestone of marketing the city, the organization is also looking towards the future with a name change to Louisville Tourism. The new name coincides with unprecedented tourism development and reflects the economic growth the hospitality industry generates for the city. An expanded downtown convention center, ongoing hotel development and renovations, a growing bourbon district and new attractions are meeting the demands of the more than 16.4 million visitors coming to Louisville. On July 8, 1968 the current iteration of…


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Fill, Drink and Repeat —New Hydration Opportunities at the LouisvilleKY Zoo

Partnership with Louisville Water Foundation and Louisville Water Company Makes Drinking Water Stations Possible    Louisville, KY – With the backdrop of a camel, a mascot named Tapper and a few dozen school children, the Louisville Zoo and Louisville Water Company unveiled new drinking water stations at the Zoo last week.   The eight stations include a mechanism to allow guests to easily fill a reusable container plus messaging on the importance of hydration.  A grant from the Louisville Water Foundation made it possible for the Zoo to purchase the new fountains.  Along with the drinking water stations, the Zoo and…


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LouisvilleKY Metro Council approves new budget

Louisville – By a vote 21 to 3, the Louisville Metro Council has approved the Fiscal Year 2018- 2019 Operating Budget for Metro Government. By a vote of 20 to 4, the Council gave its approval to the Capital Budget for the coming year.           “The approved budget continues to heavily fund public safety and infrastructure, including paving and sidewalks. It increases funding for the Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods, which is helping to reduce crime in ways proven to work around the country.  It maintains historically high funding for affordable housing. The Council has increased appropriations to the…


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Golden Celebration for LouisvilleKY’s CVB’s 50th Birthday

Louisville Visitors Center Hosts Lunchtime Party for Occasion   LOUISVILLE, Ky.  — It is only fitting that Louisville is the ‘birthplace of birthdays, with local sisters Patty and Mildred Hill penning one of the world’s most famous songs – Happy Birthday in 1893. In celebration of the Louisville Convention & Visitors 50th birthday, a public celebration with will be held at the Louisville Visitor Center at 301 S. 4th St from 11a.m.- 2p.m. Friday, June 29. The birthday party will include a look back at the organization’s history though memorabilia as well as offering retail merchandise discounts, cake pops and light refreshments. Although Louisville has…


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Ten Important Things to Know about LouisvilleKY’s Hepatitis A Outbreak

From Louisvilleky.gov… Louisville, KY., – The number of people in Louisville who are getting hepatitis A continues to grow.  As of today, there have been 478 cases and three deaths.    Here are 10 key things to know: The hepatitis A virus is being spread through person to person contact:  Sharing a home, a cigarette, marijuana joint, a drink, or sex with someone  who has the virus puts you at high risk. There have been cases of hepatitis A in every Louisville ZIP code. While the outbreak is largely centered in people who use drugs (any kind of drug use, not…


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LouisvilleKY authorities offering reward after dog shot by arrow

LMAS seeking information, FOMAS offers $500 reward     LOUISVILLE, Ky.  – Louisville Metro Animal Services is investigating the death of a dog that was shot with an arrow in the Fairdale area, and a $500 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction for the unacceptable act of cruelty on a defenseless animal. On Wednesday, June 21st at about 5p.m., a man brought to the LMAS shelter an approximately 2-year-old Jack Russell Terrier with a large arrow protruding through its body.  Despite the efforts of staff, the dog died on the way to Jefferson Animal Hospital. The LMAS Animal Control Division is investigating,…


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Graduate Guard Khwan Fore Will Play for LouisvilleKY Basketball

          LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Khwan Fore, a starting guard for the last two seasons at the University of Richmond, has signed a financial aid agreement at the University of Louisville to play his final collegiate basketball season with the Cardinals.           “Khwan is an explosive athlete who will be one of our better perimeter defenders,” said UofL Coach Chris Mack. “With so many talented ball-handlers on our schedule, his ability to contain the dribble will be challenged. He’s tough, well coached and as a senior will provide added experience to our roster immediately. During his visit, our team…


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SkillsUSA Expands Partnership with WaterStep in LouisvilleKY to Impact People Around the World

  Louisville, KY – Local non-profit WaterStep is expanding upon an existing partnership with SkillsUSA, a student organization that will hold its 54th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville on June 25-29, 2018. For the 4th year, SkillsUSA will host a shoe drive in conjunction with the Conference, where student attendees from all over the country are encouraged to bring used shoes to donate to WaterStep. The donated shoes are repurposed and sold to an exporter to provide affordable footwear in developing counties, and WaterStep uses the proceeds from the sale of the shoes to fund its safe water projects around the world. Click…


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LouisvilleKY Metro joining in Urban League Forum on Opioid Crisis Monday

Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will take part in a public forum tonight about the community’s response to the national opioid crisis.  The free event, which is sponsored by the Louisville Urban League, will be held at the organization’s headquarters at 1535 W Broadway from 6 to 7:30 p.m. tonight. Public Health’s Wayne Crabtree will outline the goals and progress thus far of Louisville’s two-year action plan to address substance use disorder, Coming Together for  Hope, Healing and Recovery, which Mayor Greg Fischer unveiled in March. The plan is the product of a community-wide effort that included people…