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pints for parkinsons

LouisvilleKY’s annual Pints for Parkinson’s set for April 18

    Louisville, KY., – The Pints for Parkinson’s Foundation in partnership with Gordon Biersch Brewery, the Craftworks Foundation and 4th Street Live are honored to host the 4th Annual Pint’s for Parkinson’s® Charity Fundraiser on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, starting at 5 p.m. The event is in conjunction with the annual tapping of Gordon Biersch’s Maibock Lager brewed by Beer Master Nick Landers. Other local breweries will be uniting to benefit Parkinson’s Center of Kentuckiana – Pints Unite! Featured breweries and distilleries to include Jim Beam, Sam Adams, Goodwood, Against the Grain, Ethereal, Fall City, West 6th, and more.   Gordon Biersch will be offering $3 pints of their Maibock beer that evening starting at 5 p.m. with…


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Passport Health Plan breaks ground on new LouisvilleKY campus

Louisville, KY., – Officials with Passport Health Plan, metro government and other local officials have broken ground on a new 337,000 square foot, four story building at 18th Street and Broadway. The building, along with three connected structures called “pods”, is slated to open in 2020. The new office space will house more than 500 employees with meeting space to “directly engage with members and residents”, a cafeteria to serve both employees and the public, a community teaching kitchen, and private meeting space for Passport member services staff. “This is a huge win for west Louisville,” said Mayor Greg Fischer…


Flooding 2018

Mayor Fischer announces assistance for those in LouisvilleKY needing flood cleanup

Photos from Mayor Fischer’s Facebook Page… Louisville, KY., – Louisville residents who need assistance cleaning up from the past week’s flooding can call Metro Government’s MetroCall 311 to get connected with volunteers who are helping with recovery efforts. Louisville Metro Emergency Services and the Office of Resiliency and Community Services are working with Kentucky Emergency Management, the Salvation Army, the American Red Cross and Metro United Way to identify flood victims and organize volunteer cleanup teams. Residents who would like to volunteer to aid stricken residents and help with general community cleanup can contact Metro United Way 2-1-1. Callers can…


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LouisvilleKY proposal is a finalist in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ 2018 Mayors Challenge

City receives up to $100,000 for testing phase in competition for Grand Prize for innovative solutions to urgent challenges Louisville, KY., – Louisville is among 35 Champion Cities announced today as finalists in the Bloomberg Philanthropies’ 2018 U.S. Mayors Challenge, a nationwide competition that encourages city leaders to uncover bold, inventive ideas that confront the toughest problems cities face. Chosen from a competitive pool of more than 320 applications, the Champion Cities will now begin a six-month testing phase where they will conduct public prototypes of their ideas with grant funding of up to $100,000 per city. Louisville’s proposal, developed by…


survivors parade

Churchill Downs, Derby Divas and Norton Cancer Institute open nominations for LouisvilleKY’s Survivor’s Parade

LOUISVILLE, KY (TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2018) – Churchill Downs, Derby Divas and Norton Cancer Institute today announced that they will partner again this year to raise funds during the Kentucky Oaks to help provide care to local women who lack access to breast health screenings and services. To celebrate the continuation of the partnership, Churchill Downs, Derby Divas and Norton Cancer Institute opened the online nomination process to select 144 breast and ovarian cancer survivors to participate in the Survivors Parade at the 144th Longines Kentucky Oaks. To nominate and select survivors, visit www.kentuckyderby.com/survivors starting at noon on Tuesday, February 20. Nominations are open until 11:59 p.m. on March 18. The…


LIBA

LouisvilleKY’s LIBA to focus on South End

LOUISVILLE, KY  – Building on a committed focus to support and celebrate local independent businesses in South Louisville, the Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) and the LIBA South Work Group are excited to launch a new “Keep South Louisville Weird” campaign. The campaign, which is centered around a new poster and will eventually include billboards in South Louisville, was designed to reinforce community pride in the unique businesses that call South Louisville home, and to act as a way to remind customers of the impact they have when they buy local. The campaign poster will be unveiled and available for distribution…


software guild

New Opportunity in LouisvilleKY for Military Veterans to Learn Valuable Tech Skills, Improve Employment Options

LOUISVILLE, Ky., /PRNewswire/ — Military veterans nationwide will have increased access to The Software Guild‘s coding and software development bootcamp in Louisville, KY. The Software Guild is now approved by the Kentucky State Approving Agency for Veterans Education to offer VA Educational Benefits (GI Bill®) to eligible individuals enrolled in approved programs. For veterans striving to change their careers upon leaving the military, The Software Guild’s coding-intensive program is an educational option that can lead to increased job opportunities. “There are so many skills that transfer from military experience into the coding sector – critical thinking, problem solving and organization, as examples,” said Rachel McGalliard,…


Driven Purpose Buffalo Wild Wings

Helping Women Escape Addiction is #1 for Driven Purpose

A Louisville Sober Living House Amanda Scott emerged from a life saddled with addiction to help start DrivenPurpose.org, which operates a home for women who want to change their lives for the better by getting clean in a safe and healthy environment. The Sober Living House, at 4610 West Market Street, has already helped several women escape troubled lives and learn to live without drugs or alcohol. Want to Help? Visit Buffalo Wild Wings on Taylorsville Road Feb 12th and present them with this ticket. They will donate 10% of sales. Scott appeared on a recent episode of the Rusty…


Liz Curtis Higgs

Best-Selling Author Liz Curtis Higgs to Speak at LouisvilleKY’s Christian Academy Gala on February 23

  Louisville, KY – The Christian Academy School System, which provides a traditional education in a Christ-centered environment to more than 3,000 students on four campuses, will host its annual fundraiser on Friday, February 23 at 6:30pm. The 2018 Christian Academy Gala will be held at the Louisville Marriott Downtown, located at 280 West Jefferson Street, and will be emceed by WDRB-TV Anchor Elizabeth Woolsey. Best-selling author Liz Curtis Higgs will be the featured speaker at the event, which will include a VIP reception and book signing at 5:30pm, a silent auction emceed by Kelly K of the WDJX Ben Davis and Kelly K Morning Show beginning at 6:30pm, a…


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Coalition for the Homeless Receives Funding to Launch pilot Project for LouisvilleKY’s Homeless Youth

Innovative program fills the gap for short-term, stable housing for our city’s youth Louisville, KY  – Thanks to several recent grants, Louisville is one step closer to ending homelessness among young adults in our community. The Coalition for the Homeless has received funding in the amount of $20,000 from [give] 502 (a component fund of the Community Foundation of Louisville), $13,500 from the Gheens Foundation (part of an overall $30,000 grant), and $20,000 from the Community Foundation of Louisville to launch a Host Homes Pilot Project, which invites local families to open their homes to provide safe, temporary housing for young adults…