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LouisvilleKY’s Krogers to stop helping Seniors with special discount days

By Jackie Hollenkamp Bentley Louisville, KY., – It appears Kroger’s Louisville Division will end its popular Senior Discount Program.  Several news organizations are reporting that the mega grocery chain is ending it’s 5 percent discount June 22nd. According to WDRB.com, removing the 5 percent discount is part of a “price-reduction plan” that will result in lower prices to “benefit all of its customers”. Of course, Kroger officials say, these seniors, many living on a fixed income, can continue to save with fuel points, coupons and that Free Friday download.  


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LouisvilleKY’s Public Art initiative announces two new projects

Louisville, KY., – Louisville Metro Public Art  together with the Commission on Public Art has announced two new projects developed by Louisville artists. The public art projects are focused on pedestrian and cycling experiences in Louisville, and will invite community involvement and participation. Artists Lance Newman and Todd Smith were selected for their innovative approach to public art in the form of poetry and technology, and how we encounter art in our city sidewalks, streets, and bridges. “Public art can take many forms. As our city grows and changes, so do the artists and their unique approach to contemporary topics,”…


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LouisvilleKy’s Churchill Downs brings celebrated chefs for Downs After Dark

Celebrated Local Chefs Anthony Lamas and Patrick Roney Bring Inspired Dining to Night Racing   LOUISVILLE, KY (Friday, May 26, 2017) – Churchill Downs today announced its new Guest Chef Series @ Millionaire’s Row, which brings two of Louisville’s most celebrated chefs to 2017 Spring Meet’s Downs After Dark presented by Stella Artois and Woodford Reserve night racing events. The new series is a separate ticketed event on Millionaire’s Row 6 for 250 guests during each of Spring Meet’s two Downs After Dark parties.  Tickets to each Guest Chef Series @ Millionaire’s Row are $149 and available at www.churchilldowns.com/downsafterdark.  …


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LouisvilleKY Launches New Farmers Market Association

Photos from Mayor Fischer’s Twitter page LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 25, 2017) – Mayor Greg Fischer today announced formation of the Louisville Farmers Market Association, a new group that will work to support local farmers markets, farmers and food producers to create access to a healthy and sustainable food system in Louisville Metro. Mayor Fischer made the announcement at the Gray Street Farmers Market, a collaboration between the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness and the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences. He was joined by Dr. Craig Blakely, dean of the school, and Fourth…


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LouisvilleKY’s Metro Parks to offer lifeguard certification course at Algonquin Pool next week

Louisville, KY., – Metro Parks and Recreation will be offering a lifeguard certification course next week at the Algonquin Pool, 1614 Cypress Street. The course will be administered by Metro Parks and Recreation staff and will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 30 through Friday, June 2. Those who commit to working at a Metro Parks and Recreation pool for the summer season will be able to take the course for free. Students should be 16 years of age or older to become certified as a lifeguard. They must pass the prerequisites below to become certified….


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BikeShare Program Launches in Old Louisville, Downtown, Nulu

 NOTE: Hear an interview with the city’s Rolf Eisinger about the program on the Rusty Satellite Show Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Louisville’s bike share program, called LouVelo, is now live and ready for use. LouVelo is owned by the city, which has contracted with CycleHop, a leading operator of major municipal bike share programs throughout North America, to run the program. The bicycles and station equipment are provided by PBSC, North America’s largest provider of bike share equipment. The LouVelo network will begin with 305 bikes positioned at 27 stations in downtown, Old Louisville, NuLu, and points in…


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LouisvilleKY’s youth summer jobs program to get a big boost from JPMorgan Chase

Here is JPMorgan Chase’s press release announcing the grants… Five-Year Investment Aims to Bridge the Gap between High School Students and Summer Job Training  NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–JPMorgan Chase & Co. today announced a $17 million, five-year commitment to U.S. cities working to increase the number of teens with access to quality summer work experiences that put them on a path to greater economic mobility. As part of the firm’s more than $325 million global investment in skills development, this nationwide effort will help equip young people with the skills and experiences they need to succeed and bridge the gap between…


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LouisvilleKY’s Forecastle to Showcase Scarce Bourbon Expressions at Bourbon Lodge Rarities Bar

  Kentucky Conservation Projects to Benefit from 2017 Bourbon Cares Program LOUISVILLE, KY – The Forecastle Bourbon Lodge®, Forecastle Festival’s acclaimed Kentucky Bourbon Trail® outpost, will give Bourbon fans exclusive access to some rare sips this year. The new Rarities Bar, presented by Liquor Barn and curated by category director Brad Williams, will feature some of the most sought-after, limited release Kentucky Bourbon expressions, many of which are exclusive to Forecastle. In addition, the Rarities Bar will debut unique, one-of-a-kind blends, crafted by Williams and Forecastle Founder JK McKnight, available for sample only at Forecastle and purchase at select Liquor…


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LouisvilleKY’s Zoo Announces Naming Contest for Two New Maned Wolf Pups

  Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Zoo maned wolf zoo keepers have chosen five sets of possible names for the Zoo’s newest additions — two female maned wolf pups — and the Zoo wants your help in selecting the winning names.  The pups were born February 14 to wolves Sadie and Rocko, both five years old. The pups are the first to be born at the Zoo in ten years. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species lists the maned wolf as near threatened.   Listed below are the five sets of names for which the public is invited to…


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Butterflies are blooming at Louisvilleky’s Zoo

  Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Zoo starts summer with a burst of color as the new Butterflies n’ Blooms exhibit. This temporary exhibit is free with Zoo admission or membership. Butterflies n’ Blooms is presented by Ford Motor Company and is open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weather permitting through September 24.   Zoo guests will be able to walk amongst hundreds of native butterflies sipping nectar from colorful flowers in the new 1,000 sq. ft. outdoor flight house located in the Africa Zone across from the bongo exhibit. Butterfly and plant identification signs will help guest interpret…