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LouisvilleKY-based Papa John’s Foundation For Building Community Partners with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to Launch Inaugural Day of Service

Franchisees and Team members Participate in Service Activities at Boys & Girls Clubs in 10 Papa John’s Restaurant Cities LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Papa John’s International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced a Day of Service in partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America and The Papa John’s Foundation. The pizza company plans to make the day of service an annual event. This community service initiative is part of the company’s commitment to making a meaningful difference in the communities in which Papa John’s franchisees, employees, and customers live and work. Papa John’s franchisees from across the United States, including executives headquartered…


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LouisvilleKY among 57 projects to win National Endowment for the Arts grant funds

LOUISVILLE, KY – Mayor Greg Fischer joined community partners last week for two arts announcements: the awarding of a $75,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and the completion of the “Love in the Street” public art installation. “Today, we are excited to celebrate the completion of a public art project, Love in the Street, and a grant award that will support more public art in Louisville through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts. Public art plays an important role in the vibrancy of a city. It is art and artists that encourage us to reflect on and…


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LouisvilleKY area not finished with the Kentucky Derby Festival just yet

 Louisville, KY.- The Kentucky Derby Festival returns to Southern Indiana in June for its second annual Horseshoe Foundation FamFest. Festival is partnering with the Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County to bring the free family friendly event to New Albany on Friday, June 14. The event was originally scheduled for April 19 but had to be postponed due to inclement weather. It will take place from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Downtown New Albany next to the YMCA located at 47 Pearl Street. “The Kentucky Derby Festival is lucky to have fans on both sides of the river,” said Mike Berry, Kentucky…


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LouisvilleKY selected for national initiative to expand opioid treatment in jails

LOUISVILLE, KY – Louisville Metro Government has announced that it has been selected to participate in a national program to expand medication assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder in jails. The Planning Initiative to Build Bridges Between Jail and Community-Based Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) program will provide expert guidance on how to overcome barriers to providing opioid treatment, including staff training and guidance for jail officials in creating treatment guidelines, managing administration of the medications, and educating jail staff about addiction. Louisville Metro is one of 15 jurisdictions that will participate in the program, which is a joint initiative of…


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LouisvilleKY’s Tyler Park to undergo million dollar restoration

Olmsted Parks Conservancy and Louisville Parks and Recreation break ground on $1.1 million project Louisville, KY., – Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Louisville Parks and Recreation, Mayor Greg Fischer, Councilman Brandon Coan, and Tyler Park Neighborhood Association will kick off construction for the $1.1 million restoration project in Tyler Park on Tuesday, May 7. The groundbreaking ceremony will be held on the east side of the bridge, in front of the historic tennis courts at 10am. The conservancy and its donors have funded $842,000 of the project with Louisville Metro Government and TPNA coming up with the rest. “We are all pleased to see the start…


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LouisvilleKY volunteers break new record

Louisville, KY., – With volunteers cleaning neighborhoods, donating bikes to refugees, building beds for local youth and collecting canned goods and personal care items, Mayor Greg Fischer’s eighth annual Give A Day Week of Service made a big impact on the city and amounted to more than 235,000 acts of volunteerism and compassion during the week that ended Saturday, April 20, 2019. That surpassed Louisville’s own 2018 world record of about 205,000 volunteers and acts of compassion. The Mayor, who started Give A Day in 2011 and has since expanded it to eight days that now occur as part of the…


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Mayor Fischer presents austere budget for LouisvilleKY

LouisvilleKY., – Mayor Greg Fischer proposed last week an austere 2019-2020 city budget that manages the impact of a $35 million budget deficit, driven largely by a 12 percent increase in the city’s state pension costs, while working to minimize the impact on Louisville’s most vulnerable. The $623 million general fund budget anticipates a revenue growth rate of 2.9 percent, which is dwarfed by the size of the increased pension cost – $20 million higher than in 2018. The Mayor had previously warned that despite a growing economy, the pension challenge would, without new revenue, result in $35 million in…


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LouisvilleKY-based WellCare Donates $100,000 to Support Addiction Treatment for New and Expectant Mothers in Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky. and TAMPA, Fla., April 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — WellCare of Kentucky, a WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) company, and the WellCare Community Foundation donated $100,000 to Volunteers of America Mid-States, Inc. (VOA) to open a new residential addiction treatment program in Manchester, Kentucky for new and expectant mothers. Robert Stivers, Kentucky’s state Senate president; Ben Orris, WellCare of Kentucky’s chief operating officer; and Jennifer Hancock, VOA’s president and CEO, announced the donation at the Clay County Fiscal Court in Manchester today. VOA, which operates several treatment facilities across the commonwealth, identified a need for residential treatment for women in eastern Kentucky as there were no options for new and expectant mothers within an hour’s drive of Clay County. Kentucky Sees…


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Opening Night Goes Orange to Kick Off LouisvilleKY’s Derby Week and Spring Racing

LOUISVILLE, KY – Churchill Downs and Fund for the Arts will kick off Derby week for the fourth year by adding live performances by local artists to the evening of live racing at Opening Night presented by Budweiser. For the second year, the event’s theme will be orange, the color of creativity and encouragement, to celebrate Louisville’s exciting arts community. Guests are encouraged to incorporate orange into their outfit. Opening Night is Saturday, April 27. Tickets are available at www.ChurchillDowns.com. The evening will include more than live 20 performances by more than 150 local actors, dancers, musicians and visual artists throughout the…


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LouisvilleKy-based WellCare of Kentucky and Kentucky CASA Network Partner to Help Foster Children Touched by Opioid Crisis

Task Force Begins Meeting This Month in Advance of National Drug Endangered Children Awareness Day LOUISVILLE, Ky. and TAMPA, Fla.,/PRNewswire/ — WellCare of Kentucky, a WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) company, and the Kentucky CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Network are teaming up to help children in foster care who have felt the impact of opioid addiction. “We know opioid use is one of the key factors driving children into foster care,” said Leann Magre, senior manager for foster care and adult guardianship for WellCare of Kentucky. “Right now, the number of children in foster care is the highest it has ever been.” On March 5,…