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John Schnatter Headlines LouisvilleKY’s Chamber Annual Meeting

(Louisville) – With a focus on innovation, Greater Louisville Inc.- the Metro Chamber of Commerce kicked off Annual Meeting at The Palace Theatre on Wednesday, January 25th, 2017.    “Innovation is the lifeblood of business evolution and evolve we must to fly high enough to escape the gravity of the status quo,” GLI President & CEO Kent Oyler told the audience of more than 1000 business, civic, and community leaders. “Winning means attracting and growing the industries of the future.” Founder and CEO of Papa John’s Pizza, John Schnatter, gave the keynote address and answered questions from the Founder and President of…


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Former LouisvilleKY Mayor Abramson to serve as executive in residence at Bellarmine

Louisville, KY., – Jerry Abramson, President Obama’s Director of Intergovernmental Affairs — previously Kentucky’s lieutenant governor and Louisville’s longest-serving mayor — is joining Bellarmine University next week as an Executive in Residence. Dr. Doris Tegart, Bellarmine’s interim president, said Abramson will teach courses on leadership and civics and be available as a guest lecturer in other classes. He will also develop and direct a new institute for local government leadership, which will train elected local government officials from across the nation, including city council presidents and officials serving large urban counties. Working with organizations including the National League of Cities…


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Yarmuth’s Statement on Skipping Inauguration

Louisville, Ky., –  Kentucky’s Third District congressman, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth (D) has announced that he will not be attending the inauguration this Friday of President-elect Donald Trump. Here is his official statement posted on his website: “As the transition of power is a hallmark that must be honored, this is not a decision I make lightly. It’s not my intent to protest the election results or to make a statement about policy. I will not be attending the inauguration because I believe the office of the President deserves our respect, and that respect must begin with the President-elect himself….


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LouisvilleKY’s Representative Yarmuth to host Affordable Care Act forum

Information gathered from Congressman John Yarmuth’s Twitter page Louisville, KY., – U.S. Representative John Yarmuth is joining fellow elected officials, health advocates and others, affected by the Affordable Care Act to discuss the consequences of repealing the health care program, also known as Obamacare. Uncovered: The Consequences of Repealing the Affordable Care Act in Kentucky is set for Sunday, January 15, at 2 p.m at the Louisville Central Community Center. The center is located at 1300 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd. For more information, call 502-52-5129.


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: In Which Things Get Real

Kentucky Republicans are wasting no time in the first week of the legislative session in Frankfort. With the new power gained by winning control of the House and Senate, the senators and representatives jumped on the pressing social issues that all Kentuckians consider priorities — passing laws restricting abortion. That was a bit of sarcasm. For as long as I’ve been following state government, the old white guys in office around the state have sent annual abortion bills to committees, where Democrats concerned for women’s rights promptly voted them down. This week, a bill outlawing abortions after 20 weeks is…


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: No Scandal Here, Right?

If the national media is reporting on the University of Louisville sports world, it couldn’t be accurate without using the words “shooting” “sex” “scandal” “cheating” “investigation” and “money”. The positive news about Lamar Jackson winning the Heisman Trophy enjoyed a brief moment in the spotlight, very brief, before a shooting involving football players and a revelation about cheating, plus the A.D. waging a war of words over money with city officials, returned to the front page. I’m trying to figure out how two U of L football players, and a cheerleader, got themselves shot at a party at an off-campus apartment,…


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LouisvilleKY selected to receive $29.5 million HUD grant to jumpstart Russell revitalization

LOUISVILLE (December 12, 2016) — Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Louisville is receiving a $29.5 million implementation grant through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Choice Neighborhoods Initiative program. The federal funding is expected to leverage more than $200 million in private, foundation, nonprofit and public dollars to fully implement Vision Russell, a comprehensive transformation plan for the neighborhood, starting with a phased deconstruction and redevelopment of the Beecher Terrace public housing site. Vision Russell was developed over the past two years by Louisville Metro Government, the Louisville Metro Housing Authority (LMHA) and community residents, agencies…


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Rounding up Those Rusty Guests in the News

There’s so much Rusty Satellite guest news to get to this week. And you’ve just got to listen, if you want to know what’s going on and what’s cool, to this week’s Rusty Satellite Show and EatDrinkTalk podcasts. For EatDrinkTalk, I went to Portland, which is not a thriving locale for restaurants. But there is one unique business open for lunch with really good food. The Table, serves a wide variety of folks, some of whom volunteer their time in exchange for a good meal. And the food is outstanding. The Table was even featured on Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-ins…


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West Louisvilleky launches effort to get Wal-Mart to reconsider building at 18th and Broadway

    Louisville – Council members Jessica Green (D-1), Mary C. Woolridge (D-3) and Kelly Downard (R-16) are supporting a petition started by the Reverend Kirk M. Bush of Harrods Creek Baptist Church, asking Wal-Mart to reconsider their recent decision to cancel plans for the new supercenter development that was planned for 18th and Broadway. “We need Wal-Mart, We want Wal-Mart, we are encouraging them to rethink their decision and come back to the table,” said Green.  “We are desperate for the same goods, services and conveniences available in other parts of our community and implore Wal-Mart to give the…


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LouisvilleKY welcomes its newest citizens

Story and photos from uoflnews.com   Louisville, Ky., – “This paper changes everything,” said Monu Shinchaury as she pointed to her U.S. citizenship certificate. The Bhutan-born Shinchoury was one of 29 people who became U.S. citizens during a Nov. 18 naturalization ceremony in the Brandeis School of Law’s Allen Courtroom. Law School Dean Susan Duncan said the school was thrilled to host the event and witness the conclusion of an important legal and personal journey for a group of people who chose to become American citizens. U.S. District Judge David Hale, Western District of Kentucky, presided at the ceremony and speakers…