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Louisville Resilience seeks LouisvilleKY public input through web-based survey

Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Resilience team is asking citizens to complete a short web-based survey to help craft the city’s strategy for withstanding “shocks and stresses,” such as economic downturns and natural disasters. “Louisville and its citizens can only reach their full potential if we’re prepared for disruptions that might come our way, both sudden and long-simmering,” said city Chief Resilience Officer Eric Friedlander, who is responsible for developing strategies to improve resilience across the city. “We need input from as many residents as possible. We need to know what Louisvillians in every neighborhood see as our most pressing…


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LouisvilleKy’s independent business owners to hold discussion about Age of Amazon

Surviving and Thriving in the Age of Amazon: Thursday, January 25, 3:30pm at Mellwood Arts Center (Monet Room) LIBA presents a panel discussion featuring local retailers who have brick and mortar businesses in the era of online shopping, along with findings from the Advocates for Independent Business’ recent survey. Louisville, KY  – A national survey of independent retailers finds that shifts in the retail sector are playing out differently for independents than they are for chains. The survey, which was conducted by Advocates for Independent Business (AIB), gathered data from over 850 independent retailers in 49 U.S. states. The results comes as national chains are…


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LouisvilleKY’s 2018 City Homeless Street Count Scheduled for January 25

Volunteers are needed for important efforts regarding city’s homeless population   Louisville, KY (January 16, 2018) — The Coalition for the Homeless, in partnership with Centerstone, has scheduled the 2018 Homeless Street Count for Thursday, January 25, from 4am-6am. Conducted each year in January, the goal of the Street Count is to verify the number of people sleeping outdoors in Metro Louisville. The Coalition and its partnering homeless service providers rely heavily on volunteers for this effort and need hundreds of volunteers to help conduct the count again this year. “The more volunteers we have – the more areas we can cover, and the…


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“Louisville’s Got Talent” Returns for 5th Year

LOUISVILLE, KY (January 8, 2018) – Louisville’s Got Talent, CenterStage’s youth talent competition is back for its fifth year! Young performers will take the stage in The J Linker Auditorium to compete for cash prizes and be given the opportunity to be seen by local talent agencies and directors.  Registration is currently open for all talented youth, ages 6-18, performing as individuals or as groups. Acts in the past have included vocalists, bands, magicians, dancers, pianists, instrumentalists, jugglers and comedians. First-round auditions will be held Sunday, February 11, from 3-6 p.m. Special arrangements can be made for alternate audition date on Thursday, February 8 by calling 502-238-2709.  Participants must register…


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WellCare Provides $35,000 to Support LouisvilleKY Addiction Recovery Programs

Response Recognizes Growing Health Challenges of Opioid Abuse in Kentucky PR Newswire LOUISVILLE, Ky. and TAMPA, Fla.,/PRNewswire/ — In the face of a growing opioid abuse epidemic, WellCare of Kentucky is donating $35,000 to support addiction recovery programs in Louisvilleand eastern Kentucky. WellCare of Kentucky, a subsidiary of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), is this week donating $10,000 to The Healing Place in Louisville and $25,000 to Addiction Recovery Care, (ARC) which operates seven residential facilities throughout eastern Kentucky. “Our interest is in saving lives and improving the health of people in Kentucky,” said Bill Jones, president of WellCare of Kentucky. “Opioid abuse is life-threatening – that’s obvious. But it, and other addictions, also prevents entire families from living…


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LouisvilleKY’s Speed Art Museum officially names Stephen Reily as director

  LOUISVILLE, KY (January 8, 2018) – The Speed Art Museum Board of Trustees has announced that Stephen Reily, formerly Interim Director, will remain at the Museum as Director.  Reily, a longtime civic and business leader and supporter of the Museum, stepped into the role of Interim Director in March, 2017 after the departure of former CEO Ghislain d’Humières. “Stephen stepped in graciously to serve the Speed at a time of need,” said Martha Slaughter, Chair of the Speed Art Museum Board of Trustees. “When he quickly brought it to life with a new strategic plan, careful financial planning, some key hires,…


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Louisville Metro Council seek donations for a Special Holiday Coat Drive for LouisvilleKy children

Story from Louisvilleky.gov Louisville, Ky., – The holiday season is a reminder that the coldness of winter is at hand. In the cold months ahead, there are children in Metro Louisville in need of a warm coat or jacket. The Louisville Metro Council is encouraging every person and business in Louisville Metro to join the Greater Louisville Central Labor Council and United Auto Workers and donate a new coat or jacket to a child in need. “This is the season of giving and there are children in our area who need our help in staying warm this winter,” says President…


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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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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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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…