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LouisvilleKY’s pools to stay open one week longer

Metro Parks and Recreation extending outdoor pool schedule by one week Photos from Metro Parks’ Facebook page… Louisville, KY., – All four Metro Parks and Recreation outdoor pools will remain open one week later this summer to help local families beat the heat. The pools – Camp Taylor (Norton), Algonquin, Sun Valley and Nelson Hornbeck (Fairdale) – were scheduled to close for the season at the end of the day on Saturday, July 28. Metro Parks officials decided to extend the season one week due to forecasted high temperatures and favorable staffing levels. The last day for the outdoor pools…


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LouisvilleKY Data Findings to Aid City Leaders in Reducing Asthma

Over 6.5 million data points link medication use and environmental factors; First of its kind data driven collaboration using digital health technology PR Newswire LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 28, 2017 LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Today marks the close of AIR Louisville, the first-of-its-kind data-driven collaboration among public, private and philanthropic organizations to use digital health technology to improve asthma. The program leveraged Propeller Health’s FDA-cleared medication inhaler sensors which tracked when, where and how often residents of Louisville experienced asthma symptoms. These data, along with Propeller Health’s personalized asthma management system, helped patients to better manage their asthma…


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LouisvilleKY’s Dr. Martin Pollio Named Acting Superintendent of JCPS

Dr. Pollio will officially assume the post on July 2. Story from JCPS’ website May 16, 2017—This evening, the Jefferson County Board of Education (JCBE) announced the selection of Dr. Martin “Marty” Pollio to serve as acting superintendent of the Jefferson County Public School (JCPS) District. Dr. Pollio will officially assume the post on July 2. “Dr. Pollio is the right person at the right time to steer this district—providing stability and direction while giving the board time to name a superintendent,” said Board Chair Chris Brady. “Dr. Pollio has a proven track record of turning around struggling schools, increasing…


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LouisvilleKY’s zoo celebrates Mother’s Day

May at the Zoo Presented by McDonalds® Restaurants of Kentuckiana Mothers get into Zoo Free Mother’s Day   Louisville, KY., – Mothers get free general admission to the Louisville Zoo on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14, courtesy of McDonald’s® Restaurants of Kentuckiana. The day includes Zoo keeper talks featuring the Zoo’s animal moms and a scavenger hunt. The first 500 moms receive a free goody bag. McDonaldland® characters Birdie, Grimace and Hamburglar will make appearances from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Other May events at the Zoo: Throo the Zoo May 13 The wildest 5K run/walk in town is May 13…


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Hey LouisvilleKY! Learn how to do more than 100 things in 5 hours!

Information from www.lfpl.org Louisville, Ky., – Want to learn how to belly dance? Make origami? Raise chickens? Brew Turkish coffee? These are just a sample of more than 100 things you can learn in five hours at the Louisville Free Public Library’s annual How-To Festival. This year’s Festival is a mix of past favorites—how to make a robot, bullet journal, and train your dog—along with new lessons, such as how to dance a Renaissance jig, spot fake news, and write Arabic calligraphy. Kid-friendly activities include how to make ice cream in a bag, how to play percussion from around the…


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Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville is officially open on LouisvilleKY’s Waterfront

Louisville, KY., – Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront is open and will run through Friday, May 5.  Fest-A-Ville is open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., except Sunday 12 p.m. to 11 p.m.   Also, thanks to Churchill Downs, Inc., there will be free admission today. So, for Thursday only, patrons will not need a Pegasus Pin to enter Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville. This ultimate entertainment experience features the Waterfront Jam with national talent, family fun, food vendors, kids’ inflatable playground, midway rides and more. Admission is a 2017 Pegasus Pin. Kroger is Title Sponsor of the event, with Contributing Sponsor…


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LouisvilleKY’s Thunder is more than just fireworks

DON’T MISS THUNDER ON THE GROUND   Louisville, KY. You can do a lot more at Thunder Over Louisville this year than simply look to the sky. Sponsored by Ford Motor Company, Ford’s Thunder on the Ground activities will offer numerous ways to entertain friends and family members as well. From the Thunder FoodFest to the Interactive Display Area to the Kid’s Play Areas on the Great Lawn, there’s refreshments and entertainment galore to be found all over the venue. Some attractions require a 2017 Pegasus Pin admission, but some activities are completely free. Most are open from 11:00 a.m….


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Norton Healthcare and UofL announce creation of Norton Children’s Cancer Institute in LouisvilleKY

  Program aims to offer new types of care for child cancer patients, gain access to national trials   Louisville, Ky. (April 10, 2017) – Norton Healthcare and the University of Louisville today announced the formation of Norton Children’s Cancer Institute. Combining the efforts of Norton Cancer Institute and Norton Children’s Hospital, in affiliation with University of Louisville, Norton Children’s Cancer Institute will provide improved access and additional services to care for children fighting cancer. This includes new programs for treating rare tumors and benign blood disorders, such as sickle cell anemia, as well as a revamped program for bone marrow…


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LouisvilleKY’s zoo throws another party for the planet

Party for the Planet: A Month-Long Celebration of the Earth LG&E and KU sponsor events throughout April; $8.25 admission to the Zoo’s Earth Day celebration on April 30   The Louisville Zoo is throwing its annual bash for the Earth — Party for the Planet: a Month-Long Celebration of the Earth, powered by Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company. The month of April includes special activities: zoo keeper presentations, a regional art contest for students, $8.25 admission on April 30 and conservation-minded events every weekend.   “This is truly an incredible event for those in our community…


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LouisvilleKY’s Bellarmine and JCPS to host second annual STEAM Maker Faire for local students

  Louisville, KY., – The second Bellarmine-JCPS STEAM Maker Faire will take place Friday, April 21, 2017, from 6:00 to 9:00 at Bellarmine University’s SuRF Center. The free event will feature students (with project teachers and coaches) presenting their designs and creations based on the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) investigations they have learned as part of a partnership between Bellarmine University and Jefferson County Public Schools. Last year’s event drew over 200 community visitors observing and participating in experiments involving topics such as robotics, coding and solar energy; while this year’s specific exhibits promise to be a surprise, organizers…