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Property tax rates down again in LouisvilleKY Metro for third consecutive year

Louisville, Ky., – For the third consecutive year, property tax rates will go down for Louisville residents, according to Metro Government’s Office of Management and Budget. “The benefits of our economic momentum reach Metro residents in many ways,” said Mayor Fischer. “A decrease in property tax rates is one of them.” This year, the countywide Metro real property tax rate will go from 12.45 cents per $100 assessed value to 12.35 cents. That change amounts to a one dollar savings for every $100,000 of assessed property value. “Continued growth in our local economy and a strong real estate market are…


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LouisvilleKy files lawsuit in opioid crisis

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Louisville Metro Government has filed a federal lawsuit against the three largest wholesale opioid distribution companies – Cardinal Health, AmerisourceBergen, and McKesson – for dumping millions of pills into Louisville neighborhoods while refusing to fulfill their obligations to monitor, identify, report and halt suspicious shipments of opioids. The suit, filed Monday in U.S. District court under the direction of Mayor Greg Fischer and Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell, seeks damages to help Louisville combat the opioid public health crisis that has impacted Louisville and has led to everything from overdose deaths to increased crime in the…


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LouisvilleKY Area Home Sales Up 2.6% and Average Price Up 6.4% with Continued Low Inventory

  Louisville, KY (August 17, 2017) – The Greater Louisville Association of Realtors® (GLAR) reported sales up 2.63% year-to-date (YTD) for 2017. Sales in July were 1,679 versus 1,670 last July representing a modest 0.54% increase. With the continued lower inventory, the average price YTD was up 6.39% and the median price was up 6.88%. In Jefferson County, the average price in July 2017 was $214,532 and the median was $177,000. For all MLS areas, the inventory of available properties was 15.42% lower than at the same time last year. In Jefferson County, the inventory of homes and condos for sale was…


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University of Louisville athletics program looks to new year

Louisville, KY., – Last season, the University of Louisville finished 26th nationally in the Learfield Sports Director’s Cup national all-sports standings, its highest ever.  CBS Sports has recognized the UofL Athletics program among the top seven nationally in its annual “Best in College Sports” review in four of the last five years, including a No. 7 ranking in the 2016-17 season.  The Cardinals have been successful in their new home in the Atlantic Coast Conference.  In its three years in the ACC, Louisville has a combined 333-106 record in the four sports of baseball, football and men’s and women’s basketball,…


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LouisvilleKY’s IdeaFestival 2017 Releases Full Agenda

Presenters include CNN’s John King, play expert Peter Gray, social entrepreneur Anshu Gupta, musician psychiatrist Richard Kogan, WIRED’s Emily Dreyfuss and more LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IdeaFestival® 2017, a leading celebration for creative thinkers and the intellectually curious, releases this year’s full agenda and announces Delta Dental as this year’s Presenting Sponsor. The Festival boasts over 20 presenters who will inspire, entertain and promote disruptive idea creation and innovation from Sept. 26th – Sept. 28th, at The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts. Festival Passes are currently on sale for $249. Festival Pass pricing will increase and Day Passes will be available on September 5th. The Festival kicks off…


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LouisvilleKY’s Fourth Street Live! to host Coaches shows

  Bobby Petrino’s first show will air live from The Sports & Social Club on Wednesday August 30, 2017 from 7:00-8:00pm   Louisville, KY  – Attention all Louisville Cardinal fans! Fourth Street Live!’s own Sports and Social Club will be the new site for both the Rick Pitino and Bobby Petrino radio shows.   Historically held at Tumbleweed Tex Mex Grill and Margarita Bar, the shows will now be moving into the Fourth Street Live! district. Fans are encouraged to join and may reserve seats by contacting the Sports and Social Club beforehand. The Sports and Social Club is a large venue…


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UofL Adds Clear Bag Policy, Magnetic Wanding at LouisvilleKY Football Games

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — In the interest of augmenting existing security measures at football games at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, University of Louisville Athletics will implement new security measures, including magnetic wanding at all entry gates and restricting the size and type of bag that may be carried into the stadium for home football games and concerts moving forward.   Fans are encouraged to enter the stadium early, as magnetic wanding will be added to the entry process for all patrons at all gates on game days.  Upon entering the queue at the stadium gates, fans will be asked…


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LouisvilleKY Mayor calls for review of all public art, in preparation for community discussion about their place in the city

  LOUISVILLE —Mayor Greg Fischer announced Sunday that he’s directing the Louisville Commission on Public Art to review its catalogue of public art to develop a list of pieces that can be interpreted to be honoring bigotry, racism and/or slavery. This is in preparation for a community conversation about their display. “I recognize that some people say all these monuments should be left alone, because they are part of our history,” Fischer said. “But we need to discuss and interpret our history from multiple perspectives and from different viewpoints. That’s why a community conversation is crucial.” “Both our human values…


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LouisvilleKYs Payment Alliance International Honored with Best Places to Work Award for Third Year

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Payment Alliance International (PAI), the nation’s largest, privately-held ATM provider, today announced it has been honored for the third year in a row by Louisville Business First as a Best Places to Work in Greater Louisville award winner. Recipients were celebrated at an awards breakfast held at The Olmstead on Thursday, Aug. 3. PAI was recognized in the large employer category of 100 employees or more. This is the third year of the annual Best Places to Work awards program, honoring Louisville-area employers who have earned employee loyalty and affection by investing in their well-being and development. Honorees were determined by Nebraska-based Quantum…


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LouisvilleKY WorldFest Offers Four Days of International Food, Music, Culture on Labor Day Weekend

  15th annual event will run Sept. 1-4 at the Belvedere LOUISVILLE  – WorldFest, one of the region’s largest international festivals, will take place this Labor Day weekend for its 15th year, with four days of international food, music, dance and culture starting Sept. 1 at the downtown Belvedere. More than 70 local and regional entertainers will offer a variety of music, dance styles and beats, ranging from African drumming to reggae to Indian, Celtic, Arabic, Latin, Caribbean music and more. Headliner acts will include Toby Foyeh & Orchestra Africa, Cheili Minucci & the EFK All Stars with Karen Briggs, Billy Goat Strut…