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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…


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LouisvilleKY Earns Bronze Medal on Policies that Improve Residents’ Health and Quality of Life

Louisville makes progress in promoting health and quality of life, according to new CityHealth report Louisville, KY., – Louisville earned a bronze medal in an evaluation of whether its policies improve residents’ health and quality of life, according to the CityHealth initiative’s updated city ratings. CityHealth, an initiative of the de Beaumont Foundation and Kaiser Permanente, offers a close look at whether the nation’s 40 largest cities have nine key policies in place that experts say help residents lead healthier lives and make communities thrive. For each of these nine policies, CityHealth awarded each city a gold, silver, bronze, or…


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New LouisvilleKY-area cooking school opening its doors to kids on summer break

MESA, A Collaborative Kitchen will open MESA Kids concept this summer New cooking school will include camps and culinary badge program for kids ages 7 to 14 NEW ALBANY, Ind.  – – – MESA, A Collaborative Kitchen is happy to announce plans for a MESA Kids Cooking School scheduled to open this summer at 154 E. Main St. in New Albany, just around the corner from MESA’s current location. MESA Kids Cooking School will feature cooking camps, classes and themed events for children ages 7 to 14. Much like karate, students will also be able to earn culinary patches in a chef’s…


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LouisvilleKY’s famous balloonfest kicks off this week

Louisville, KY.  – The U.S. Bank Kentucky Derby Festival Great BalloonFest returns this week with five hot-air balloon events over the course of three days. It lifts off tomorrow, Thursday, April 26, and runs through Saturday, April 28. The balloon festivities kick-off on Thursday, April 26, with the U.S. Bank Great Balloon Charity Race. Scheduled for lift off from Bowman Field at 7 a.m., it’s the first balloon event on the Festival’s schedule this year. The Charity Race will pit local celebrities against each other, as they try to win $1,000 for their charity of choice, donated by the Kentucky Derby Festival’s Foundation. The celebrities will…


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LouisvilleKY’s Zoo Celebrates Earth Day April 29 with lower admission

Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Zoo will celebrate Earth Day on Sunday, April 29 with $8.25 general admission thanks to our sponsor Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities. The day will also feature activities to celebrate sustainability. Patrons can learn more about the Zoo’s conservation efforts and visit dozens of “eco-themed” exhibitors. The Earth Day Festival is the highlight of the Zoo’s “Party for the Planet: A Month-Long Celebration of the Earth” in April. Tickets are on sale now online at louisvillezoo.org/event/earth-month-celebration/. Admission for the general public on April 29 is just $8.25 per person, all day, courtesy of LG&E and KU. Parking is also…


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Kentucky Derby Festival debuts this week across the river from LouisvilleKY

  FamFest Promises Fun for the Whole Family   Louisville, KY.- The Kentucky Derby Festival is heading to Southern Indiana for one of its newest events – Horseshoe Foundation FamFest. The Festival is partnering with the Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County to bring the family friendly event to New Albany on Wednesday, April 11. Showcasing a special preview of the 2018 Festival and offering fun for the whole family, the event will take place from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Downtown New Albany next to the YMCA located at 47 Pearl Street.  “We’re fortunate to have Festival fans on both sides of the river,”…