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LouisvilleKY’s Locust Grove will take visitors back hundreds of years this weekend

Louisville, KY., – When visitors enter Locust Grove’s grounds during this year’s 18th Century Market Fair on Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28, they’ll be transported to the year 1778 in the middle of the American Revolution. That’s the year George Rogers Clark founded the city of Louisville during the Illinois Campaign that was the cornerstone to the War in the West, including his successful raid at Kaskaskia. Visit with members of the Continental Army on the side of the Americans and the British Dragoons and Marines, Scottish Highlanders and Hessians fighting for King George III and learn about…


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Coca-Cola Consolidated Teams Up with LouisvilleKY to Celebrate Newly Refreshed Portland Park this weekend

Information and images from Louisvilleky.gov and Facebook… Louisville, KY –  Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated is celebrating its ‘BIG HEARTS. mini cans.’ initiative Saturday, Oct. 20, at Portland Park. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public, and will feature food trucks, refreshments, craft stations, raffles and live music. Coca-Cola Consolidated and Louisville Parks and Recreation are co-hosting the event, which has been dubbed a public celebration of the newly refreshed Portland Park. Brief remarks will be made by Mayor Greg Fischer. The event scheduled for 11 a.m. at the park, located at 640 North 27th St. “Louisville Parks and Recreation is pleased to see…


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LouisvilleKY’s 2018 Sustainability Summit set for Friday

Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Metro Office of Sustainability and the Louisville Sustainability Council (LSC) will co-host the fifth annual Sustainability Summit on Friday, Oct. 19, at the University of Louisville’s newly renovated Student Activities Center. The Summit will feature local and national speakers and give attendees a chance to discover successes, identify opportunities, and creatively learn from each other about how to create a culture of sustainability in Louisville. “For the health of our residents and our city, we must work together to embed sustainability in all aspects of our lives,” Mayor Greg Fischer said. “Please join the 2018…


Humana

LouisvilleKY-based Humana Foundation Donates $250,000 to Support Multi-State Disaster Recovery Efforts in Wake of Hurricane Michael

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), one of the nation’s leading health and well-being companies, announced the actions it is taking to assist its members, employees and communities in Florida and the Gulf Coast Region who have been impacted by Hurricane Michael, including a disaster recovery donation from its philanthropic arm, the Humana Foundation. Among those actions, Humana has opened its toll-free crisis intervention hotline and counseling services beyond employees and members to include any individual who needs assistance in those communities impacted by Hurricane Michael. The Humana Foundation also announced it will provide an initial $250,000 donation to United Way Worldwide to…


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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…


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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…


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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…


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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…