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New study says Louisville Ky is hot and getting hotter faster than other US cities

Study outlines strategies to combat urban heat island and improve city’s health Decades-long effort include city government, citizens, businesses working together   Note: The city has created a special website where citizens can search for data about their neighborhood. The site also contains the heat island study, videos about strategies to reduce the heat island, and ways for citizens to comment on the findings.   LOUISVILLE (April 25, 2016) — Louisville’s urban core is warming more than outlying areas at a faster rate than in other American cities, threatening the health of all citizens — especially the young and elderly….

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Louisville Ky Mayor to businesses: SummerWorks is ‘crucial’

  UPS among 2016 participants; hiring 100 in work/education effort     LOUISVILLE (March 7, 2016) – UPS will provide jobs to more than 100 young people this summer through a public-private program designed also to keep them on track to finish high school and go on to college, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today in launching his SummerWorks jobs program for 2016. “Summer jobs are critical building blocks for young people, and SummerWorks is crucial for the health of the local economy, because it creates a pipeline of future talent,” Fischer said.  “We want it to be the business culture…