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UofL, Foundation file suit against Ramsey, former administrators

Story from www.uofl.edu   Louisville, KY., – The University of Louisville and the University of Louisville Foundation filed suit today against former President James Ramsey and other former Foundation officials alleging breach of fiduciary duty, fraudulent appropriations and improper diversion of funds for personal gain. The suit filed in Jefferson Circuit Court claims that during the period from 2008 to 2016, Ramsey and others conspired to divert millions of dollars from the Foundation’s endowment into speculative and unauthorized ventures, putting the Foundation at risk. The suit further charges that these individuals depleted the endowment through complicated – and often unauthorized…


Festival of Faiths

LouisvilleKY hosts 23rd Festival of Faiths this week

By Jackie Hollenkamp Bentley Information from www.festivaloffaiths.org Louisville, KY., – The 23rd Annual Festival of Faiths officially opens this week with a Tuesday evening opening ceremony at Louisville’s Cathedral of the Assumption. The five-day, internationally-known event seeks to celebrate “multi-faith music, poetry, art, film and dialogue with spiritual leaders, practitioners and teachers. This year’s theme is Sacred Insight and Feminine Wisdom and features a schedule of speakers and artists exploring “the feminine aspects of the divine, non-dual thinking, the wisdom of the natural world, suffering, healing, emotional intelligence, and creativity. The Festival seeks to offer deeper insight into the Sacred Feminine…


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LouisvilleKY Families and Individuals Invited to Participate in New “Host Homes Program” to Help Homeless Youth  

Louisville, KY – In Louisville, approximately 850 young adults below the age of 25 become homeless each year, and currently the Coalition for the Homeless has a waiting list of 113 unaccompanied homeless youth in need of housing. Organizers of the city’s new Host Homes Pilot Project aim for this innovative program to create a solution to the crisis by providing homeless young adults with a stable home environment and support services while they navigate the process of finding and securing their own permanent housing or reuniting with family. Local individuals and families who would like to learn more about opening their homes to provide safe, temporary…


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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…


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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…


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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…


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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,…