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KDF announces art contest winners

Louisville, KY.  Kentuckiana students from grades K-12 were honored tonight at J Graham Brown School for their artistic achievement in the Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation Student Art Contest Presented by The Fillies, Inc. A panel of local artists selected the winners. Of the hundreds of entries, some of the most popular themes among the winning artwork this year were the Great Steamboat Race, BB&T Great BalloonFest, the Republic Bank Pegasus Parade, and Thunder Over Louisville. Five students from Farmer Elementary, under the direction of Brandy Durm, and five students from Norton Commons Elementary, under the direction of Sarah Maxwell Miller,…


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LouisvilleKY’s “March for Meals” raises awareness of hunger

Mayor Fischer, Metro Council Members and other leaders deliver Meals on Wheels Louisville, KY., – Louisville Metro Senior Nutrition Program announced today its support and participation in the 17th annual March for Meals – the month-long, nationwide celebration of Meals on Wheels and the homebound and vulnerable seniors who rely on this vital safety net. “The services that we provide the seniors of Louisville are critical and the need continues to increase,” said Melanie Rivard, program manager for the city’s Senior Nutrition Program, part of Louisville Metro Office of Resilience and Community Services.  “Together, we can keep seniors living independently, healthier…


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Mayor says LouisvilleKY’s SummerWorks ‘crucial’ to nurturing youth, developing city’s talent pipeline

Louisville, KY., – Summer jobs are critical to developing the community’s youth and building a stronger local economy, Mayor Greg Fischer said in launching the SummerWorks jobs program for 2019. The program partners with companies and non-profits to provide good summer employment for young people age 16-21. “Summer jobs are essential building blocks for young people, and SummerWorks is crucial to our city’s economy, by creating a consistent pipeline of future talent,” Mayor Fischer said. “The combination of SummerWorks and the developing Academies of Louisville schools at JCPS will be critical pieces as we work to build the best talent development…


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LouisvilleKY’s Actors Theatre names new artistic director

Louisville, KY – Robert Barry Fleming will join Actors Theatre of Louisville as Artistic Director. The appointment was announced Monday by Mac Thompson, President of the Board of Directors, and Managing Director Kevin E. Moore. Fleming comes to Louisville by way of Cleveland where he serves as Associate Artistic Director of Cleveland Play House; previously, he was the Director of Artistic Programming at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. His tenure at Actors Theatre begins June 1, 2019. Fleming will be the theatre’s fifth Artistic Director, joining a lineage of distinguished leaders who have guided this nationally-recognized theatre. He comes to the appointment with a varied portfolio and substantial…


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Legendary Jazz Guitarist to hold concert for Fight to End LouisvilleKY homelessness

  Louisville, Kentucky – For the second time in four years, legendary jazz guitarist Bill Frisell will donate his time and talents in support of the Coalition for the Homeless’ efforts to end homelessness in Louisville. Frisell, a winner of multiple Grammy Awards who was named Guitarist of the Year a record a 12-times in the Downbeat Jazz Critics Poll, will perform a solo concert at Headliners Music Hall on Monday, March 25 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $50, and all proceeds will benefit the Coalition for the Homeless’ “Rx: Housing” program, which is currently focused on eliminating young adult homelessness in…


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OneWest purchases block of properties at LouisvilleKY’s 18th and Broadway 

   Louisville, KY., – OneWest has entered into an agreement to purchase nine buildings and adjacent properties at the corner of 18th Street and West Broadway. This represents an investment in West End valued at over $1 million. The goal of this investment is to continue to support small businesses and make investments that generate sustainable economic development in the West End. “This is a significant moment for OneWest. We set out to drive commercial and retail development in the West End and with this transaction, we’re now empowered to do that. We believe this location will be the epicenter of…


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LouisvilleKY among winners in national health challenge

Louisville, KY., – As part of an ongoing commitment to supporting community health and wellness, the Aetna Foundation today announced the winners of the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge (the Challenge). Louisville Metro’s West Louisville Outdoor Recreation Initiative (WLORI) was selected as a runner-up to grant-prize winner, Charlotte, North Carolina (Mecklenburg, County) in the mid-sized city or county category (population 250,001 – 600,000 The WLORI is a multi-sector, grant-funded initiative, based at Jefferson Memorial Forest to create equitable access in west Louisville through expansion of Louisville ECHO (Louisville is Engaging Children Outdoors) programming and implementation of proposed outdoor recreation infrastructure…


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Nominations to Walk in LouisvilleKy’s Survivors Parade at the 145th Longines Kentucky Oaks now open to the public

Partnership Continues to Support Women’s Health in the Local Community LOUISVILLE, KY – Churchill Downs, Derby Divas and Norton Cancer Institute have opened the online nomination process to select 145 breast and ovarian cancer survivors to participate in the Survivors Parade presented by Kroger at the 145th Longines Kentucky Oaks. The public can nominate survivors for the parade or donate to Norton Cancer Institute at www.kentuckyderby.com/survivors. Nominations are open until 11:59 p.m. on March 17. This is the eleventh year of the Survivors Parade and Longines Kentucky Oaks Pink Out celebration, which raise money to support women’s breast health. Churchill Downs, Derby…


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LouisvilleKY’s Dine-Around to feature more than 50 restaurants

Louisville, KY – Apron Inc. presents the popular 7th Annual Dine-Around event featuring participating restaurants donating a portion of their profits.  Pick a spot to have breakfast, lunch and or dinner from the below list and know you have just helped a person in need who works in the F&B industry! The mission of Apron Inc. is to provide temporary, limited financial aid to professionals in need who work in local owned restaurants and locally run F&B industry-based establishments in the Louisville Metro area.  Clients have either experienced financial distress due to an illness, injury or other life hardships needing financial relief, the…


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LouisvilleKY faces ‘devastating’ cuts in services

Mayor: Without new revenue, city faces “devastating” cuts in services because of Frankfort-mandated pension obligation Cuts would include every agency of Metro government, including police officers, fire stations, libraries and community services Louisville, KY., – Mayor Greg Fischer outlined specific and “devastating” potential cuts to city services and staff that would, without new revenue, be necessary to cover an expected $65 million budget gap over the next four years, caused by a state-mandated pension increase that grows every year through FY23. The potential cuts range from staffing reductions in nearly every Louisville Metro Government (LMG) department, including police, fire and…