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University of Louisville establishes Youth Violence Prevention Research Center

  CDC awards $5.7 million to the School of Public Health and Information Sciences to develop community partnership LOUISVILLE, Ky. November 19, 2015 – Many West Louisville youth experience and are affected by violence. In hopes of addressing this tragic community issue, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences (SPHIS) $5.7 million to establish a Youth Violence Prevention Research Center. Mayor Greg Fischer and University of Louisville President James Ramsey were among key community members and partners present to establish the new University of Louisville Youth Violence…

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Louisville’s Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular begins this week

Louisville, KY., – The pumpkins are back and, once again, they have taken over Iroquois Park. The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular kicks off this Thursday, Oct. 8 and runs through Nov. 1. Roughly 5,000 carved pumpkins line a ¼-mile walking trail, illuminated at night as an “art show” daily from dusk to 11 p.m. during the week (Sunday-Thursday) and midnight on Friday & Saturday. Music and themed scenes guide guests through the soft surface, woodland path. Docents are stationed along the trail and are available for assistance as needed. In addition, the Iroquois Amphitheater can provide one or more escorts for the entire trail for visitors who…