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Actors Theatre of Louisville performs PIPELINE by Dominique Morisseau and directed by Steve H. Broadnax III.

Pipeline Hits Home at Actors Theatre

It was fortunate that the debut of “Pipeline” at Actors Theatre coincided with my son Nick’s visit here. Nick is studying theatre in Italy, and is currently working on a presentation of Hamlet there. He was impressed, of course, with the staging and technical aspects of “Pipeline.” But the play’s subject matter, as written by acclaimed playwright Dominique Morisseau, is what stimulated a lengthy conversation. We both were affected by the play’s story, which chronicles many issues of race in America, primarily the school-to-prison pipeline that exists for many African-American males. Actors’ press materials describe it as a production that…


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Whooping Cough cases spike in LouisvilleKY

Officials recommend that doctors test for whooping cough and urge parents, caregivers and siblings to get a whooping cough booster Photo from WebMD.com LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Department of Public Health and Wellness is seeing a spike in whooping cough (pertussis) cases throughout Louisville.  In 2018 there were 62 cases, sixteen in the last two months of the year.  This compares to only 27 cases in Louisville for all of 2017. “We recommend that physicians test for whooping cough in patients who have a cough that persists for two weeks or more,” said Dr. Lori Caloia, medical director of the…


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LouisvilleKY’s Zoo Celebrates Two Big Birthdays

  Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Zoo kicks off the new year with two very special animal birthdays on Saturday, Jan. 12.  Zoo guests will be invited to sing “Happy Birthday” as both gorilla Helen and polar bear Qannik receive special birthday enrichment items.  Helen is celebrating her 61st birthday in Gorilla Forest at 10:30 a.m. and Qannik will celebrate her 8th birthday in Glacier Run at 11:30 a.m.  The birthdays are free with Zoo admission. ABOUT HELEN | Helen is the third oldest known gorilla in the world and the second oldest in the North American population.  She is wild born, so her birth…


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LouisvilleKY school kids have plenty of activities to keep them occupied during winter break

Fun, affordable activities abound throughout Louisville during upcoming winter break Story from LouisvilleKY.gov…   Louisville, KY., – Mayor Greg Fischer and other local leaders today reminded families of the many free and low-cost activities to keep students active and engaged during winter break. Camps, movies, parties and sports clinics are among the dozens of activities available during the Jefferson County Public Schools winter break, Dec. 24-Jan. 4, and throughout the month of December. “Parents who are looking for affordable, fun and festive ways to celebrate the holidays and keep their kids active during their winter break won’t have far to…


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WellCare Launches Digital Life Coach Program for At-Risk Foster Youth in LouisvilleKY and beyond

Program Aims to Help Those Aging out of Kentucky’s Foster Care System LOUISVILLE, Ky. and TAMPA, Fla.,/PRNewswire/ — Each year, as many as 20,000 young people “age out” of the foster care system many without strong family relationships or community connections to help them navigate their lives ahead. In Kentucky, these young adults age out of the foster care system at 18 years old and are faced with a number of important life decisions to make around their health, safety and education.According to statistics, 25 percent of aged-out foster youth experience homelessness in their first four years on their own; are at seven times the rate compared to…


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JCPS asks LouisvilleKY parents and community for input

Louisville, KY., —Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) has opened a survey to gather input from parents, students and community members as the district reviews and considers changes to its student assignment plan. The survey runs through Friday, Dec. 21. “Community input is absolutely vital to this process,” JCPS Superintendent Dr. Marty Pollio said. “The survey offers another avenue for families and stakeholders to weigh in on the issues and values that are important to them as the district reviews and updates how students are assigned to school. Our goal is clear: maintain our commitment to a diverse learning environment and meet the needs…


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Boys & Girls Clubs In LouisvilleKY and Kentucky Awarded New Grants By The Anthem Foundation

LOUISVILLE, Ky., /PRNewswire/ — Through Triple Play, Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the Anthem Foundation are delivering education and programming that promotes the importance of physical activity and proper nutrition, and enables youth to build the skills needed to overcome environmental factors that can negatively impact health and wellness. Thanks to $35,000 in Triple Play grants from the Anthem Foundation, more youth will have access to health and wellness programming in Kentucky. Through the partnership, Boys & Girls Clubs in Kentucky have made significant strides in enabling youth to reach their full potential as healthy, productive adults. When comparing Kentucky Club kids to national…


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LouisvilleKY’s official holiday season kickoff Nov. 23 to Jefferson Square

Louisville, KY., – The city’s largest and most beloved holiday event, Light Up Louisville, returns for the 38th year on Nov. 23, outside of Metro Hall in Jefferson Square. Light Up Louisville is the official starting point for the holiday season in Louisville. This event has become a holiday tradition for scores of residents and their visiting friends and family. It is a day full of excitement, entertainment and community. “Light Up Louisville is the perfect way for our city to usher in the holidays,” said Mayor Greg Fischer. “After a big Thanksgiving meal the day before, grab your kids and…


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LouisvilleKy celebrates all things Lego

Home to Annual Lego Fan Show and First KY Lego Store LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Having built a fanbase in Louisville, the BrickUniverse LEGO Fan Convention will return in 2019 for its popular convention at the Kentucky International Convention Center on January 19 and 20. The event is building on LEGO’s amazing popularity with awesome attractions centered around colorful plastic building blocks. Additionally, the first Lego store in Kentucky is opening in Louisville’s Oxmoor Center mall in November. During the January show, BrickUniverse will bring renowned professional LEGO artists from around the world including Jonathan Lopes, showcasing over 30 of his select…


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Thousands of students, teachers, government officials and more to attend LouisvilleKY’s summit on opioid awareness

Mayor Fischer, Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation, DEA 360, Jefferson County Public Schools present event promoting healthy choices and a drug-free lifestyle LOUISVILLE (OCT. 23, 2018) – Mayor Greg Fischer and Dr. Marty Pollio, superintendent of Jefferson County Public Schools, are joining The Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation and the DEA 360 Campaign to host the first Louisville Youth Summit on Opioid Awareness on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at Freedom Hall. Public health officials refer to the opioid drug epidemic as the worst drug crisis in American history, and Kentucky is among the hardest hit states in the nation. According to the CDC, opioids claimed the lives of 1,404 people in…


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