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Louisville Zoo announces new and returning attractions for 2017

  Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Zoo staff is excited to announce new and returning attractions for the spring/summer season presented by Ford Motor Company. The season kicks off on Saturday, March 18 with extended Zoo hours through Labor Day. Guests can arrive 10 a.m. through 5 p.m. and stay to enjoy the Zoo until 6 p.m.   New this Spring: Butterflies and Pony Ride Attraction Starting May 20, Zoo guests can experience over 600 native butterflies and moths sipping nectar from flowers in a 1000 sq. ft. outdoor flight house located across from the bongo exhibit. Butterfly species will…


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LouisvilleKY’s Neighborhood Place Partners have a busy March schedule

Upcoming Fairs for Home Buyers, Youth Summer Programming and Sodexo Job Opportunities Louisville, Ky., – Neighborhood Place sites bring together multiple partners in March to provide a home buyers fair, three job fair opportunities for Sodexo,  two prom dress giveaway events, an event featuring summer camps and programs for youth, part two in the series “Heroin Addiction in Our Own Backyard”, and much more. To learn more about these services, including reservations requirements and contact info, please refer to the phone numbers listed by each event. March 1, Heroin Addiction in “Our Own Backyard”, Part 2 at First Baptist Church,…


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LouisvilleKY’s zoo celebrates financial boost

  Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Zoo is celebrating the completion of its Leadership Capital Campaign. Today, Mayor Fischer, Louisville Zoo Board president Darryl Metzger and Zoo Director John Walczak announced the final major gift to the campaign. Thanks to a $1 million gift from The John H. Schnatter Family Foundation, the Leadership Campaign exceeded its goal of $10.4 million for a final raised amount of $11.44 million. In recognition of the Schnatter Family’s gift, the Zoo also announced today the naming of the John H. Schnatter Family Foundation Plaza at Leopard Leap. This area will be an inviting space, welcoming…


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LouisvilleKY Mayor to businesses: SummerWorks is ‘crucial’

Goal is for record number of employers to hire youth this summer   Louisville, KY., – Mayor Greg Fischer launched his SummerWorks jobs program for 2017 today by setting a goal for a new record of employers involved, and proclaiming it necessary to ensure “a pipeline of future talent.” “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,” Mayor Fischer said.  “We want Louisville’s business culture to be one where every company, large and small, hires or sponsors summer jobs for…


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LouisvilleKY’s Zoo Seeks Trashformation Contest Entries and Eco-Partners for Earth Month

Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Zoo invites students in pre-K – grade 12 to get involved with the fifth annual Trashformation: A Trash-to-Treasure Art Contest for Students. The annual contest is part of the Zoo’s Party for the Planet: A Month-Long Celebration of the Earth powered by Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company in April. Students are encouraged to communicate the importance of recycling and sustainability through art. Using only recyclable items, students’ art submissions should express or interpret “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.” New this year, the Zoo is partnering with the Louisville Orchestra’s MakingMUSIC Landfill Orchestra…


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LouisvilleKY’s Representative Yarmuth to host Affordable Care Act forum

Information gathered from Congressman John Yarmuth’s Twitter page Louisville, KY., – U.S. Representative John Yarmuth is joining fellow elected officials, health advocates and others, affected by the Affordable Care Act to discuss the consequences of repealing the health care program, also known as Obamacare. Uncovered: The Consequences of Repealing the Affordable Care Act in Kentucky is set for Sunday, January 15, at 2 p.m at the Louisville Central Community Center. The center is located at 1300 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd. For more information, call 502-52-5129.


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Lemonade Day is coming to LouisvilleKY

LouVino owners Chad and Lauren Coulter launch local chapter of children’s non-profit entrepreneur program   LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Jan. 11, 2017) – Lemonade Day is a free, fun, experiential learning program that teaches kids how to start, own and operate their very own business – a lemonade stand. Founded in 2007, Lemonade Day has spread to more than 57 cities in 23 states and three countries. Lauren and Chad Coulter, owners of Louisville’s dining hotspot LouVino, are proud to announce that Louisville kids will get to join in on the fun this spring. Lemonade Day Louisville, presented by River City Bank…


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LouisvilleKY’s zoo celebrates two big birthdays

Louisville, KY., – Free with admission, the Zoo will celebrate two animal birthdays on January 7. Gorilla Helen’s 59th Birthday will be held at 11 a.m. at Gorilla Forest and polar bear Qannik’s 6th birthday will be held at noon at Glacier Run. Guests are invited to watch as these two important animal ambassadors celebrate their birthday with special enrichment gifts while guests sing “Happy Birthday”. Helen is the fourth oldest known gorilla in the North American population, wild born so her birth date is estimated. The median age for Gorillas in managed systems is 38.3. The oldest known gorilla in…


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LouisvilleKY health officials concerned about rise in Whooping Cough cases

Louisville, KY.,  – A recent spike in whooping cough cases is prompting health officials to remind parents to get their infants immunized on schedule.  Officials also urge parents, grandparents and caregivers as well as older children to get booster vaccine to prevent the disease.   According to CDC data, there were 449 whooping cough cases in Kentucky this year through November 26 compared to 163 cases for all of 2015. Since August 7 there have been six laboratory confirmed whooping cough cases and four additional possible cases in Louisville.  Most of those cases were linked to adults who were unsure…


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Think you got talent LouisvilleKY? Time to show off

Louisville, KY (December 13, 2016) – Local youth ages 6-18 can now register to show off their talents at the 4th annual Louisville’s Got Talent competition produced by CenterStage and Jake Latts. Audition slots are expected to full up quickly, so participants must first register online. First-round auditions will be held Sunday, January 15, from 3pm-6pm at The J, 3600 Dutchman’s Lane. There is a $15 per person registration fee (increases to $20 after January 1, 2017) for the first act and $5 for each additional act. The Top 20 acts will compete in the Live Grand Finale on Sunday, February…