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Mayor Fischer announces steps to explore Louisville’s history and values through public art and monuments

Story from louisvilleky.gov Process will set principles to ensure art showcases community values Louisville, KY., – In an effort to ensure Louisville’s public art and monuments not only tell our history but also showcase our community values, Mayor Greg Fischer today announced steps to establish principles for such works, while creating additional opportunities for artists to explore issues of race, discrimination, xenophobia and values. “Art plays an important role in not only telling the stories of our past but vividly highlighting who we are and who we want to be,” Mayor Fischer said. “2017 has highlighted the immense amount of…


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Let LouisvilleKY’s ice skating fun begin!

Story and photos from LouisvilleKy.gov…   LouisvilleKY., – Louisville’s Holiday in the City promotes holiday happenings and events throughout Downtown Louisville, and markets the city as a holiday destination for residents and visitors. Holiday in the City continues through the holiday season with ice skating at Holiday Square located at 4th and Jefferson. Thanks to our wonderful sponsors! Ice Rink Hours: Location: Holiday Square at 4th and Jefferson Hours subject to change pending weather and skating conditions. Check  Facebook  or  Twitter  for updates. Opening day – Thursday, November 23 Closing day – Monday, January 1, 2018 November 24 – December 17: Monday & Tuesday: CLOSED Wednesday &…


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LouisvilleKy’s KFC Ltd. Launches New Collection Of Finger Lickin’ Goods Just In Time For Holiday Shoppers

 LOUISVILLE, Ky.,  /PRNewswire/ — Today, KFC launched its new limited-edition collection of quality fried chicken apparel and merchandise essentials on the brand’s e-commerce store, KFC Ltd.The collection debuts just in time for procrastinating holiday shoppers to pick up fried chicken swag for anyone on their gift list. “Our finger lickin’ faithful deserve to celebrate the holidays by giving and receiving some fried chicken essentials,” said George Felix, director of advertising, KFC U.S. “The second round of KFC Ltd. has it all, even the wrapping paper. You’ll spend less time shopping, leaving you more time to enjoy a $20 Fill Up with your family this holiday season.”…


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LouisvilleKy-based Atria’s New Storytelling App and Cards Encourage Relationship Building and Wisdom Sharing

  Atria StoryWise™ strives to help people create a wiser, more connected world – one story at a time. Photos from www.atriaseniorliving.com LOUISVILLE, Ky., /PRNewswire/ — From the time humans first walked the earth, storytelling has been our purest way of preserving our cultural history and passing wisdom from generation to generation. Today, we live in an age where we have access to dizzying amounts of cheap, often unsubstantiated information. Yet information does not equal wisdom. It only becomes wisdom when it is shared in the context of personal experience – which makes storytelling more important and valuable than ever. Atria Senior Living serves…


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Face It® Movement Releases Ten Child Safety Tips for LouisvilleKY Caregivers During the Holiday Season and Beyond

(Louisville, KY, – The 2017 holiday season is well underway and, as families gather to celebrate and spend time together, Face It® has released tips for family, friends, neighbors, and the broader community to keep kids safe. The holidays can be stressful for many reasons and everyone can play a role in keeping kids safe, including preventing abuse and avoiding unsafe situations that can result from excessive alcohol, overly stressed parents, and children’s contact with extended family and friends. Here are ten helpful tips to share with friends and family about child safety. Talking to other adults about child abuse can…


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Five LouisvilleKY Parks and Rec community centers hosting winter break camps

LouisvilleKY., – Five Louisville Parks and Recreation community centers are hosting camps during the upcoming winter break for kids up to age 15. “We’re thrilled to be able to provide programming for families who are looking for a safe, fun option to keep minds and bodies engaged during the school break,” said Seve Ghose, Director of Parks and Recreation. Sun Valley Community Center’s camp is already full. Please contact the camp of your choice for more information. BEECHMONT COMMUNITY CENTER Wed, Thu, Fri, December 20, 21, & 22, 7:30-6 p.m. Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, December 26, 27, 28, & 29,…


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Jay Whitacre awarded LouisvilleKY renewable energy prize

LOUISVILLE, Ky., /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — An international pioneer in sustainable energy technology who specializes in ultra-low-cost, water-based energy storage solutions has been awarded the 2017 Leigh Ann Conn Prize for Renewable Energy from the University of Louisville. Jay Whitacre, PhD, director of Carnegie Mellon University’s Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation, will give a public talk at UofL and receive the Conn Prize medal and $50,000 award in March. The biannual award recognizes outstanding renewable energy ideas and achievements that have had a proven global impact. Whitacre’s sodium-ion batteries, which use only water-based chemicals, are an economical way to incorporate renewable energy into the grid. Whitacre…


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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…