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LouisvilleKY’s zoo now selling Santa Safari tickets

Louisville, KY., – Tickets to the Louisville Zoo’s Santa’s Safari are now on sale at www.louisvillezoo.org/santa. This popular annual holiday event will take place December 10–11 & 17–18 with sessions at 10 a.m., Noon and 2 p.m. The Zoo’s Gheens Room in the Islands Pavilion will be transformed into a festive holiday wonderland that will include a visit by Santa, his elves and Frosty the Snowman. A complimentary photo with Santa will be provided for each family. Mrs. Claus will also make an appearance to deliver tasty holiday refreshments for each guest. Every child will be invited to participate in…


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Halloween is over, guess it’s time to think about the NEXT holiday in LouisvilleKY

Mayor Announces 2016 Holiday in the City Celebration kicks off with Light Up Louisville and runs through December 23rd Louisville, KY – Mayor Greg Fischer has announced plans for Light Up Louisville to return for its 36th year on November 25, kicking off the month-long celebration of Louisville’s Holiday in the City. The event, the official starting point for the holiday season, brings together citizens from all over the city, along with family, friends and visitors, to enjoy a day full of excitement, entertainment and community. The festivities continue until December 23 as Holiday in the City, a gift from…


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Civil Rights Leader Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. to Moderate LouisvilleKY’s ‘The Bridge Forum’

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — African American civil rights leader, Dr. Benjamin Franklin Chavis Jr., moderates The Bridge Forum, a national gathering of police chiefs, law enforcement and community, Fri., Oct. 28, 9am, with Dr. Kevin W. Cosby, president, Simmons College; David W. Tandy, president/CEO, Kentucky Diversity Chamber of Commerce and Alan “AP” Powell, Checkered Flag Run Foundation (CFRF). It will be held at the Hyatt Regency Louisville Downtown. Powell a Westend Louisville native, entrepreneur, and founder, The Bridge Forum, is founder, CFRF, seeking to ensure students and veterans cross the finish line. Speaking with friend, Troy L. Gray,…


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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…