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WellCare Launches Digital Life Coach Program for At-Risk Foster Youth in LouisvilleKY and beyond

Program Aims to Help Those Aging out of Kentucky’s Foster Care System LOUISVILLE, Ky. and TAMPA, Fla.,/PRNewswire/ — Each year, as many as 20,000 young people “age out” of the foster care system many without strong family relationships or community connections to help them navigate their lives ahead. In Kentucky, these young adults age out of the foster care system at 18 years old and are faced with a number of important life decisions to make around their health, safety and education.According to statistics, 25 percent of aged-out foster youth experience homelessness in their first four years on their own; are at seven times the rate compared to…


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JCPS asks LouisvilleKY parents and community for input

Louisville, KY., —Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) has opened a survey to gather input from parents, students and community members as the district reviews and considers changes to its student assignment plan. The survey runs through Friday, Dec. 21. “Community input is absolutely vital to this process,” JCPS Superintendent Dr. Marty Pollio said. “The survey offers another avenue for families and stakeholders to weigh in on the issues and values that are important to them as the district reviews and updates how students are assigned to school. Our goal is clear: maintain our commitment to a diverse learning environment and meet the needs…


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Boys & Girls Clubs In LouisvilleKY and Kentucky Awarded New Grants By The Anthem Foundation

LOUISVILLE, Ky., /PRNewswire/ — Through Triple Play, Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the Anthem Foundation are delivering education and programming that promotes the importance of physical activity and proper nutrition, and enables youth to build the skills needed to overcome environmental factors that can negatively impact health and wellness. Thanks to $35,000 in Triple Play grants from the Anthem Foundation, more youth will have access to health and wellness programming in Kentucky. Through the partnership, Boys & Girls Clubs in Kentucky have made significant strides in enabling youth to reach their full potential as healthy, productive adults. When comparing Kentucky Club kids to national…


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LouisvilleKY’s official holiday season kickoff Nov. 23 to Jefferson Square

Louisville, KY., – The city’s largest and most beloved holiday event, Light Up Louisville, returns for the 38th year on Nov. 23, outside of Metro Hall in Jefferson Square. Light Up Louisville is the official starting point for the holiday season in Louisville. This event has become a holiday tradition for scores of residents and their visiting friends and family. It is a day full of excitement, entertainment and community. “Light Up Louisville is the perfect way for our city to usher in the holidays,” said Mayor Greg Fischer. “After a big Thanksgiving meal the day before, grab your kids and…


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LouisvilleKy celebrates all things Lego

Home to Annual Lego Fan Show and First KY Lego Store LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Having built a fanbase in Louisville, the BrickUniverse LEGO Fan Convention will return in 2019 for its popular convention at the Kentucky International Convention Center on January 19 and 20. The event is building on LEGO’s amazing popularity with awesome attractions centered around colorful plastic building blocks. Additionally, the first Lego store in Kentucky is opening in Louisville’s Oxmoor Center mall in November. During the January show, BrickUniverse will bring renowned professional LEGO artists from around the world including Jonathan Lopes, showcasing over 30 of his select…


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Thousands of students, teachers, government officials and more to attend LouisvilleKY’s summit on opioid awareness

Mayor Fischer, Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation, DEA 360, Jefferson County Public Schools present event promoting healthy choices and a drug-free lifestyle LOUISVILLE (OCT. 23, 2018) – Mayor Greg Fischer and Dr. Marty Pollio, superintendent of Jefferson County Public Schools, are joining The Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation and the DEA 360 Campaign to host the first Louisville Youth Summit on Opioid Awareness on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at Freedom Hall. Public health officials refer to the opioid drug epidemic as the worst drug crisis in American history, and Kentucky is among the hardest hit states in the nation. According to the CDC, opioids claimed the lives of 1,404 people in…


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LouisvilleKY group releases video About Childhood Anxiety

Louisville, KY – Karen Lawrence, the Founder of Camp Hi-Ho, is the featured spokesperson in the first celebrity educational video launched by local non-profit Operation Parent. The 6-minute video focuses on childhood anxiety and informs parents about possible causes and warning signs, as well as positive coping mechanisms and ways to help their child. The video is now accessible at www.operationparent.org/oldham-county/. The video is part of a series in a new program Operation Parent launched last month called the “21stCentury Prevention Project,” which is based on empowering parents and encouraging them to set boundaries and talk early and often with their children about…


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The pumpkins are back at LouisvilleKY’s Iroquois Park

Louisville, KY., – In what has become the must-see event of the Halloween season, the Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular has returned for its sixth consecutive year to south Louisville’s Iroquois Park, where 5,000 artistically carved pumpkins greet visitors now through November 4. The pumpkins will illuminate a 1/3-mile trail adjacent to the Iroquois Amphitheater, and event officials estimate up to 85,000 people will visit. The trail is open from dusk until 11 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, and until midnight on Friday and Saturday nights. Tickets range from $10 to $17, with discounts for seniors and children 12 and under. Proceeds…


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LouisvilleKY’s Zoo’s “World’s Largest Halloween Party!” Begins Oct. 4

  Meijer presents “The World’s Largest Halloween Party!” October 4–7, 11–14, 18–21, & 25–28, 2018 Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Zoo is about to transform into a storybook land where a photo opportunity is waiting around every corner during the Zoo’s “World’s Largest Halloween Party!” presented by Meijer. This year the Zoo celebrates its 37th year of the popular party on October 4–7, 11–14, 18–21, & 25–28, 2018.   Tickets are now on sale. Children can dress up in their wildest costumes and set off on a magical journey through the Zoo. The Party features costumed characters for guests to meet and…


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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…