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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….


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Compassionate Schools Project announces LouisvilleKY program fully under way

Most comprehensive study of 21st-century health & wellness curriculum involves 25 JCPS schools LOUISVILLE, Ky.  – Mayor Greg Fischer, Superintendent Donna M. Hargens, Patrick H. Tolan, Ph. D. of the University of Virginia, and Owsley Brown III today announced the launch of full implementation of the Compassionate Schools Project in the Jefferson County Public Schools, as well as four major supporting investments in the effort, totaling $4.4 million. The announcement came during a press conference at Rutherford Elementary School, where students and an instructor demonstrated exercises from the curriculum. The Compassionate Schools Project is the most comprehensive study ever undertaken…


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LouisvilleKY-based Papa John’s CEO writes open letter Moms and Dads of America

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In June of 2015, Papa John’s International Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) announced that it was working to remove 14 unwanted ingredients from its menu. Today, the pizza-making organization marked another Clean Label milestone with the fulfillment of that promise through a letter from Founder, Chairman and CEO “Papa John” Schnatter. Dear Fellow Pizza Lovers – Last June, I made a promise in an open letter in USA Today to the Moms and Dads of America that we would remove 14 unwanted ingredients from Papa John’s pizzas by the end of 2016. Those ingredients included: Artificial Colors (Synthetic and Certified…


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LouisvilleKY’s StageOne brings favorite childrens book to life

  Louisville, KY., – The Cows, the Hen, and the Duck want better accommodations. They are freezing their respective hides and feathers off in the barn. Duck is bored with the lily pad and wants to spice up his pond. The animals have a barrier in communicating with Farmer Brown but with the help of an old type writer they set off to get what they want! This musical, based on the classic book by Doreen Cronin teaches an important lesson in working together to resolve a conflict. For ages 4 and up. FREE for Family Pass Members. Don’t have a…


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LouisvilleKY offers new career calculator

Mayor Fischer unveils new online resource to help students, job seekers chart their education and career Career Calculator tool puts key education, job data all in one place LOUISVILLE (September 8, 2016) — Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer today unveiled the Career Calculator, a new online tool that that can help students, their parents and job seekers plan for careers and chart the education they will need for good jobs.  “The Career Calculator is an invaluable resource because it puts accurate job and education data at people’s fingertips and makes it understandable and user-friendly,” Mayor Fischer said. “It’s a key step toward…


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LouisvilleKY offering support to help prevent infant deaths

Healthy Babies Louisville Advises Parents How to Help Prevent Infant Deaths Mayor Greg Fischer: “As a community, we must do everything possible to help all Louisville babies celebrate their first birthday” Photos from Mayor Fischer’s Twitter page LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and officials from 13 local health and social service institutions today reminded parents how to help prevent infant death and pointed to community resources to assist.  September is Infant Mortality Awareness month. “The path to a successful career and a fulfilling life starts before children take their first steps,” the Mayor said.  “That’s why we have…


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Attention LouisvilleKY youth: search underway for top volunteers

State Honorees receive $1,000, medallions, all-expense-paid trips to Washington, D.C. for 22nd annual national recognition events Lexington and Louisville students were Kentucky’s top youth volunteers of 2016 PR Newswire FRANKFORT, Ky., Sept. 6, 2016 FRANKFORT, Ky., Sept. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Today, The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards begins its search for Kentucky’s top youth volunteers of 2017. Now through November 8, students in grades 5-12 are invited to apply for Prudential Spirit of Community Awards if they have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service within the past 12 months. The application is available at http://spirit.prudential.com and www.nassp.org/spirit. This…


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LouisvilleKY’s SummerWorks 2016 called a success

Greater focus on placing young people in jobs with career potential LOUISVILLE (August 18, 2016) – Mayor Greg Fischer announced last week that more than 4,200 young people ages 16-21 – many of them lower income or disadvantaged – were placed in jobs by SummerWorks this year. And more than 110 companies and organizations partnered with the city and KentuckianaWorks to provide those jobs. “That’s a record number for us, both in terms of employed youth and employers involved, and that’s a huge benefit to our community,” the Mayor said. “A summer job can be a pivotal, life-shaping experience for…