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community cleanup

Time to clean up LouisvilleKY’s Waterfront

Louisville, Kentucky – Waterfront Park is joining Brightside and Passport Health Plan to organize a community cleanup of the Waterfront Park Phase IV site on Saturday, October 20th at 10:00 a.m. A cookout at noon will follow the cleanup, courtesy of Mercer Transportation. Those interested in participating can sign up by emailing their name and contact information to info@louisvillewaterfront.com. Participants will meet in the parking lot at 10th and Rowan at 10:00 a.m. to receive trash bags and gloves for the cleanup. Those who show up without registering are welcome, but an email will help us plan better for the event. This cleanup will kick off the first stage…


UofL

LouisvilleKY researchers earn $16.4 million to explore impact of environment on diabetes, obesity

Story from www.uoflnews.com Louisville, KY., – A team of researchers at the University of Louisville has garnered $16.4 million from the National Institutes of Health to explore several angles related to how different aspects of our environment contribute to the development or health impacts of diabetes and obesity. “More than 90 million adults in the United States are obese and more than 30 million adults suffer from diabetes. Our faculty, staff and students work every day to understand the causes and impacts of both so that we can develop the next generation of preventions, cures and treatments,” said UofL President…


mutt madness

Rescue Dogs Hope to Find New Homes at LouisvilleKY’s MUTT MADNESS during GIE+EXPO

Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau President and CEO notes economic and humanitarian impact LOUISVILLE, Ky.,  /PRNewswire/ — MUTT MADNESS, a dog adoption event for attendees at GIE+EXPO, will take place Thursday, October 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Freedom Hall at the Kentucky Exposition Center. Held in partnership with the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) and GIE+EXPO, the leading trade show in the outdoor power, landscaping and garden equipment industries, the event offers an opportunity for rescue dogs to find their forever homes. The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI)’s education platform, TurfMutt, and the trade show will donate a $10,000 check to KHS during the event…


craft throwdown

Six LouisvilleKY Breweries to Compete for the Winning Title at the 2nd Annual Craft Beer Throwdown  

Louisville, KY – Six local breweries are doing their part to end youth homelessness in our community by competing in the 2nd Annual Craft Beer Throwdown on Thursday, October 11. This popular event is spearheaded by the Coalition for the Homeless Associate Board and will benefit the organization’s efforts to end youth and young adult homelessness. It will be held at the Louisville Water Tower Park, 3005 River Road, from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. For a $20 online donation in advance or $25 at the door, attendees can taste six new brews and vote for a winner. The winner will receive a custom-engraved mash paddle to display…


muhammad ali humanitarian awards

Sixth Annual Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards is set for this week in LouisvilleKY

Dr. Pearse Lyons, Amy Carlson, Dave Eggers, and Sister Larraine Lauter among honorees Photo from the Muhammad Ali Center’s Facebook page… LOUISVILLE, Ky.,/PRNewswire/ — The sixth annual Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards will take place Thursday evening at the Omni Louisville Hotel. The fundraising gala celebrates individuals from around the world who are driven to becoming change agents for the common good. In addition to awards given to seasoned humanitarians, six young people age 30 and under, will be honored with an award for each of Muhammad Ali’s Six Core Principles: Confidence, Conviction, Dedication, Giving, Respect and Spirituality. Lonnie Ali, Co-Founder…


Humana

LouisvilleKY-based Humana Foundation Donates $250,000 for Hurricane Florence Local Disaster Relief and Recovery Efforts

  LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), one of the nation’s leading health and well-being companies, announced today that it has launched a series of efforts to assist its health plan members, employees and communities in the path of Hurricane Florence, in addition to a disaster relief grant from the Humana Foundation. Among those measures, Humana has opened its toll-free crisis intervention hotline and counseling services beyond employees and members to include any individual who may need assistance in communities impacted by Florence. In addition, the Humana Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Humana, announced today it will provide initial disaster relief support through…


walk4hearing

Kentucky Comes Together in LouisvilleKY to Walk4Hearing

LouisvilleKY., – -(BUSINESS WIRE)-The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) invites you to join us on October 13 for the 2018 Kentucky Walk4Hearing. Now in its second year, the Kentucky Walk4Hearing brings together people with hearing loss and their families and friends to raise awareness and support others with hearing loss. The theme for this year’s Walk4Hearing is the importance of getting your hearing screened. Untreated hearing loss affects overall health in negative ways. People with hearing loss face an increased risk of falls, isolation, anxiety, depression, and possibly even cognitive decline. Let us know that you are taking charge of your hearing health…


angels envy toast the trees

LouisvilleKY’s Angel’s Envy to mark National Bourbon Heritage Month in a special, social media way

In honor of National Bourbon Heritage Month, Angel’s Envy will plant one white oak tree for every photo of an Angel’s Envy drink or bottle shared social media #ToastTheTrees This year’s goal is 20,000 hashtags for 20,000 new white oak trees planted LOUISVILLE, Ky. /PRNewswire/ — Angel’s Envy, the Louisville-based craft distiller that produces small batch, hand-finished whiskeys including the highly celebrated Angel’s Envy Kentucky straight bourbon finished in port barrels, today announced that it will be doubling its commitment to support the future of the white oak tree population through its 5th annual “Toast the Trees” campaign hosted in honor of National Bourbon Heritage Month. During…


Vogt Awards

LouisvilleKY’s 2018 Vogt Award Winners Announced

(Louisville, KY) – Six local startups are the 2018 Vogt Awards recipients. Each winner will receive $25,000 in non-dilutive funding and an additional package of valuable services and mentoring for early-stage entrepreneurs. The winning companies are: Agent Ally– Saving Medicare insurance agents time, providing personalized plan results, and talking points tailored to their clients through the Agent Ally Enrollment Solution. Co-founders include: Michael Wiseman, Johnathan Vanderford, Erin Stewart, and Ben Browne. Dry Baby – Manufacturing and distributing one-of-a-kind water and stain repellent baby apparel. Co-founders include: Jennifer Chapman and Katherine Wardlaw. Enriched Couples – Assisting young couples navigate merging their finances by using a mix…


riders for heroes

“Riders for Heroes” hit the road August 25th to help LouisvilleKY first responders and veterans

Louisville – On Saturday, August 25th more than 300 motorcycles are expected to hit the road as “Riders for Heroes” begins its fund raising efforts to help local first responders and veterans organizations. It is the beginning of an event to honor those who put their lives on the line every day with an afternoon of fun and live music. “I am honored to join UAW Local 862 and its members in celebrating the third year of this event,” says Metro Council President David James (D-6). “Riders for Heroes is a chance for all of us to say thank you…