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“Canoemobile” back for 7th year in LouisvilleKY

Louisville, KY., – The Canoemobile is coming back to Shawnee and Riverview Parks on Oct. 5-6 for its seventh year on the banks of the Ohio River. The Canoemobile allows residents ages three and older to take guided trips in 24-foot canoes on the Ohio River. Canoe trips are free. Participants under the age of 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian in order to participate. No advance sign-ups are required, wavers can be signed on-site or brought with the participants. This free event is designed for individuals and families who are new to canoeing to…


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Butterflies n’ Blooms Culminates With Flutter Fest and Release of Over 1,000 Monarch Butterflies in LouisvilleKY

 Louisville, KY., – Butterflies n’ Blooms culminates with the tagging of over 1,000 monarch butterflies for release at Flutter Fest on Sept. 22 brought to you in partnership with Louisville’s Idlewild Butterfly Farm. This release coincides with the annual migration of monarch butterflies. Activities starting at 10 a.m. will include: Craft and activity stations: Children of all ages can play games and make crafts while learning more about monarchs and their long journey.   Education stations: Visit stations to learn the importance of pollinators and what you can do to help them. Storytime plus Meet and Greet The Very Hungry Caterpillar: Hear the beloved tale…


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LouisvilleKY’s Family Kite Festival set for its second year of high-flying fun

Story from LousivilleKY.gov… Louisville, KY. – The second-annual “Family Kite Festival” will take place on the grounds of the historic Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing on Sept. 16, 2018. Admission to the Kite Festival is free, although concessions will be offered for sale. The first 300 children in attendance at the festival will receive a free kite. Activities include performances from the Chicago Kite Team and Pigs Aloft Stationary Kites; stilt walkers; bubble making, kite making, jugglers, children’s games and complimentary tours (donations accepted) of the Farnsley-Moremen House. The LMPD display helicopter will also be at the festival for kids to enjoy. “The…


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LouisvilleKY’s KFC has a name for your new baby

The first baby born on the Colonel’s birthday (Sept. 9) and named Harland will win a college donation. LOUISVILLE, Ky./PRNewswire/ — Kentucky Fried Chicken® is celebrating its founder Colonel Harland Sanders’ 128th birthday in the best way possible – by launching a contest to inspire the next generation of Harlands. According to the U.S. Social Security Administration, “Harland” ranked #3,257 on the list of most common baby names for 2017. To honor the world’s most famous chicken salesman, continue his namesake and inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs, KFC is offering a college donation to the first child born on the Colonel’s birthday (Sept. 9,…


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Free Art Festival Returns to LouisvilleKY’s Waterfront Park

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (August 24, 2018) – The Big Four Bridge Art Festival returns for a second year September 8-9 under the Big Four Bridge. The show features art from 200+ local, national and international artists. The festival is free and open to the public on Saturday and Sunday. The two days will showcase music, food trucks and kids activities alongside the art. Foggy Bottom Farm will be have llamas, with the popular pink llamas from 12-5pm daily, as well as angora rabbits and other kid-friendly animals. There will also be a children’s paint and drawing station where children will be encouraged to paint…


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Mayor celebrates LouisvilleKY’s SummerWorks 2018 success

Louisville, KY., – From computer coding to manufacturing and life-guarding to public finance, a record number of young people — 6,200 — gained new skills and confidence working at businesses and job sites throughout Louisville this summer as part of the SummerWorks program. Mayor Fischer congratulated youth and thanked the many private sector and non-profit employers who hired youth ages 16-21. That number includes 1,004 youth employed by companies and organizations that directly teamed with KentuckianaWorks and YouthBuild to provide more extensive career guidance and support. Since its start in 2011, SummerWorks and its partner-employers have put more than 23,000 young…


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LouisvilleKY’s Neighborhood Place Partners Hosts Eight Back to School Events

Louisville, KY., – Neighborhood Place and numerous community partners will offer eight back to school events in late July and early August 2018.  These events will provide free school supplies while supplies last as well as a wide range of services and resources to help local youth and families be better prepared for the start of school year. The bulk of the supplies and funding for these events comes from area businesses, churches, schools and individual donors.  To learn more about specific activities, eligibility and other requirements, please refer to list below: July 26, Back to School Festival at Valley High School,…


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LouisvilleKY provides glimpse of future regional Shawnee Outdoor Learning Center

Louisville, KY., – It was a vision that began nearly a decade ago, but with the release of renderings showing a sprawling, interactive campus, the future Shawnee Outdoor Learning Center came one step closer to reality today. “Our parks system really embodies our core city values of health, lifelong learning and compassion,” Mayor Greg Fischer said. “Shawnee Park is a great example. We’re excited about our vision for creating a hub for outdoor recreation and learning experiences in west Louisville at will become the Shawnee Outdoor Learning Center.” The facility would become a regional nature/outdoor learning center providing “cradle to…


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Code Louisville training creates local tech jobs and careers for more than 250 people in LouisvilleKY

Louisville, KY., – Code Louisville, which provides training to help people quickly enter the technology field, has helped more than 250 people start or advance their careers in technology, Mayor Greg Fischer announced this week. “It is critical for our economy and our community’s future to have as many people as possible gaining the skills to embrace the technologies of today and tomorrow,” Mayor Fischer said.  “So, it’s exciting that a homegrown initiative like Code Louisville has become a national model for developing tech talent – and our goal is to take that to an even higher level.” There have been…


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The Joey Logano Foundation and Kentucky Speedway to Renovate LouisvilleKY’s Portland Park

Story and photos from Louisvilleky.gov Louisville, KY., – Joey Logano joined executives from the Kentucky Speedway, along with Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, and other partner guests to break ground on a new activity center in the city’s Portland Park. Logano’s visit comes three weeks ahead of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Quaker State 400 at the Sparta, K.Y. speedway. Logano, a 19-time winner at NASCAR’s top-level, tasked the Kentucky Speedway to identify a community in-need where a positive impact could be made during his stop to promote the Quaker State 400. Through the process, Portland Park was selected, and…