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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…


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Double Dollars launched at four LouisvilleKY farmers’ markets

The Double Dollars program is funded by the Community Farm Alliance and is currently available at these farmers’ markets: Bardstown Road, Gray Street, Phoenix Hill and the newly opened South Pointe farmers’ market. Photos from Louisville Foward’s Twitter page Louisville,KY., – A new, food program is now underway at several LouisvilleKY farmers’ markets. Double Dollars launched last week with funding secured by the Community Farm Alliance. The program matches SNAP customers’ spending, dollar for dollar, up to $20, and aims to make shopping at farmers’ market more affordable for residents receiving government assistance. For example, if a resident uses a…


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Schwinn donates 100 kids’ bikes to LouisvilleKY youth in Ali’s memory

  Children will earn their bike by completing the Bike Sense program LOUISVILLE  – Mayor Greg Fischer announced this week that in memory of Muhammad Ali, the city and Schwinn Bicycle Co. will provide free bicycles to 100 children who earn the opportunity by completing Bike Louisville’s Bike Sense program at 12 Metro Parks and Recreation community centers. Several hundred children are participating this summer in the Bike Sense program, which teaches safety skills, including how to avoid hazards on the road.  Representatives of Bike Louisville will select 100 of those children for the free bikes, from among those who’ve…


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LouisvilleKY explores “Say Yes” opportunity, which could provide scholarships to all high school grads

Informational Meeting for Community Partner Programs on Monday LOUISVILLE (July 25, 2016) –  Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Donna Hargens will meet with community leaders this afternoon to learn more about “Say Yes to Education,”  a national foundation that could help Louisville become the next community to guarantee a tuition-free college option to all high school graduates. “This could be transformational for Louisville’s next generation of leaders – and it would shift the landscape of economic development for decades to come,” Mayor Fischer said. “Imagine if every child in Louisville could go to college, without…