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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…


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Ideas to keep LouisvilleKY Kids’ Minds Active During Holiday Break

  LOUISVILLE, KY (November 29, 2016) – Attention parents! Are you a last-minute shopper? Do you enjoy cooking during the holidays? Do you need to keep things afloat at work? Do you need to clean and prepare your home for out-of-town guests? Maybe you just want to unwind and soak in the joy of the season. No matter what the reason, the Annual Winter Camp at The J provides an opportunity to keep kids’ minds and bodies active while on school break, and it gives parents time to get things accomplished during a typically hectic time of year. The J,…


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LouisvilleKY’s pet adoption agencies make it easy this weekend to add to your family

Pay no adoption fees on any adoptable animal at Kentucky Humane Society from Black Friday until Cyber Monday. Story and photos from Kentucky Humane Society’s website Louisivlle, KY., – Over Thanksgiving weekend, the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) and Louisville Metro Animal Services (LMAS) are joining national animal welfare organization Best Friends Animal Society – along with animal shelters across the country – to offer free pet adoptions on all adoptable dogs and cats during the Zappos.com Pawlidayz initiative. This lifesaving event is sponsored by Zappos.com – the online retailer known for its exceptional customer service. Zappos has pledged to donate $1.25 million toward…


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LouisvilleKY’s zoo now selling Santa Safari tickets

Louisville, KY., – Tickets to the Louisville Zoo’s Santa’s Safari are now on sale at www.louisvillezoo.org/santa. This popular annual holiday event will take place December 10–11 & 17–18 with sessions at 10 a.m., Noon and 2 p.m. The Zoo’s Gheens Room in the Islands Pavilion will be transformed into a festive holiday wonderland that will include a visit by Santa, his elves and Frosty the Snowman. A complimentary photo with Santa will be provided for each family. Mrs. Claus will also make an appearance to deliver tasty holiday refreshments for each guest. Every child will be invited to participate in…


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Halloween is over, guess it’s time to think about the NEXT holiday in LouisvilleKY

Mayor Announces 2016 Holiday in the City Celebration kicks off with Light Up Louisville and runs through December 23rd Louisville, KY – Mayor Greg Fischer has announced plans for Light Up Louisville to return for its 36th year on November 25, kicking off the month-long celebration of Louisville’s Holiday in the City. The event, the official starting point for the holiday season, brings together citizens from all over the city, along with family, friends and visitors, to enjoy a day full of excitement, entertainment and community. The festivities continue until December 23 as Holiday in the City, a gift from…


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Civil Rights Leader Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. to Moderate LouisvilleKY’s ‘The Bridge Forum’

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — African American civil rights leader, Dr. Benjamin Franklin Chavis Jr., moderates The Bridge Forum, a national gathering of police chiefs, law enforcement and community, Fri., Oct. 28, 9am, with Dr. Kevin W. Cosby, president, Simmons College; David W. Tandy, president/CEO, Kentucky Diversity Chamber of Commerce and Alan “AP” Powell, Checkered Flag Run Foundation (CFRF). It will be held at the Hyatt Regency Louisville Downtown. Powell a Westend Louisville native, entrepreneur, and founder, The Bridge Forum, is founder, CFRF, seeking to ensure students and veterans cross the finish line. Speaking with friend, Troy L. Gray,…


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LouisvilleKY’s Zoo Announces Reduced Winter General Admission Prices

Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Zoo adult (12-59) general admission will be reduced to $9.95 and $6.95 for children (ages 3-11) and seniors (60+) starting Nov. 1, 2016 through Feb. 28, 2017. The Louisville Zoo is proud to team up with Kroger to help Dare to Care again support families in our community with a winter food drive during the Zoo’s Kroger Wild Winter Days Nov. 1 through Feb. 28. Guests who bring at least one canned food item per person to benefit Dare to Care or show their Kroger Plus card will receive $1 off winter adult or child admission….


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LouisvilleKY community partners announce Bold Moves Against Suicide Summit

Louisville, KY — Citing a suicide rate that is higher than the national average, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, the city’s Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods and several community partners have announced a suicide prevention summit on Nov. 9-10 that aims to champion “Zero Suicide” as a community goal, while educating citizens and community leaders, and arming them with the tools and resources necessary to reach that goal. “The number of suicides in our community is tragic and unacceptable,” Mayor Fischer said. “Our Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods is working closely with the Louisville Department of Public Health and Wellness and…


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LouisvilleKY’s 4th Annual Community Shield Conference set for Thursday

Increase Community Awareness and Reduce the Impact of Violence Louisville, Ky., – Community Shield, a local collaborative whose mission is to reduce the impact of violence on children in our community, will hold their 4th Annual Conference on October 20. Featured speakers will be Dr. Nancy Hardt of Gainesville, FL (Professor Emeritus, Pathology & Obstetrics/Gynecology College of Medicine, University of Florida) and Dr. Ruth Shepherd (former Director, Division of Maternal & Child Health, Kentucky Department for Public Health). The event will take place at the Crowne Plaza (Louisville Airport), 830 Phillips Lane, Louisville, KY from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m….