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LouisvilleKY drivers are ordering plenty of toll transponders

More are being ordered; account holders will pay lowest rates LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Scores of drivers being introduced to RiverLink, the new, all-electronic tolling system for the Ohio River Bridges Project, are opening accounts and ordering transponders. Incredibly high demand for RiverLink transponders means supplies are being depleted more quickly than anticipated. All remaining RiverLink local and RiverLink E-ZPass transponders are expected to be distributed early this week. Drivers with RiverLink accounts waiting for transponders to arrive will pay the lowest rates, including the frequent-user discount. For these drivers only, the requirement that transponders be properly mounted in passenger vehicles…


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Get Ready LouisvilleKY – The date for tolling has been set

Louisville, Ky., – Tolling on the Louisville – Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project is scheduled to begin Friday, December 30. Tolled bridges include the new I-65 Abraham Lincoln Bridge, the improved I-65 Kennedy Bridge and the new East End bridge. “Critical system testing is complete,” said Clint Murphy, director of tolling oversight for the Indiana Department of Transportation. “While system preparations are continuing, we’ve cleared the necessary hurdles to set a start date for tolling. The Ohio River Bridges Project will mean faster and safer commutes for drivers. Without tolling, this new and improved transportation system would not be…


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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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Historic LouisvilleKY beer brand redeveloping historic properties

Buildings to house offices, tasting room, event space and brewery Photo from Louisville Sterling’s Facebook page LOUISVILLE, KY (December 7, 2016) – Louisville Sterling, LLC has purchased two city-owned historic properties at 1300-1306 Bardstown Road in the Highlands’ commercial district, with plans to open a small brewing operation and event space. Louisville Sterling purchased the properties for $425,000 and plans to fully restore both buildings, which were built in 1900, returning approximately 15,000 square feet of commercial space into newly designed and productive use. Plans for the buildings include Sterling’s offices, a tasting room and gathering house, event space and…


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LouisvilleKY’s East End Crossing opens December 18

  Photos from East End Crossing’s Facebook page   December 5, 2016 – The East End Crossing portion of the Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges project is scheduled to open to traffic Sunday, December 18 following an afternoon ribbon-cutting ceremony with project officials and a public caravan across the new bridge. The long-anticipated 8 ½ miles of new road connects the eastern edge of suburban Louisville and an area just east of Jeffersonville, Ind. with its centerpiece 2,500-foot cable-stay bridge reaching across the Ohio River. Because of a lack of public parking and limited accessibility to the area, space at the…


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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 is getting more trees

Mayor Fischer announces $1 million for planting trees He and TreesLouisville also challenge the community to help match the contribution LOUISVILLE, KY (November 21, 2016)— Mayor Greg Fischer, TreesLouisville and the Community Foundation of Louisville announced today that an anonymous donor has contributed $1 million for tree planting throughout the city, and the community is launching an effort to match that donation. “That’s an ambitious goal, but we know that trees are very important for our environment, our economy and civic pride, and if all citizens participate, we can get it done,” Mayor Fischer said. Susan Barry, president and CEO…


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LouisvilleKY’s notorious Confederate monument moving to Brandenburg

Time capsule inside statue to be loaned to Filson Historical Society LOUISVILLE —The Confederate Monument on Third Street will be moved to become part of an historic Civil War site in neighboring Brandenburg, Ky., and that a time capsule believed to be embedded in the structure will be retrieved and loaned to the Filson Historical Society for a future historic exhibit. Mayor Greg Fischer made the decision on moving the city-owned monument after reviewing a list of recommended sites from Louisville’s Commission on Public Art (COPA). The mayor said factors included Brandenburg’s desire to use the statue in a historical…


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Use LouisvilleKy’s Dixie Highway? Open House meetings this week to showcase new upgrades

Citizens invited to share opinions on preliminary designs for road improvements, transit upgrades along Dixie Highway Louisville, KY., – Residents who drive on Dixie Highway will have two opportunities to view preliminary designs for the project, including details about median placements and bus stops. Each meeting will be from 5-7 p.m. and is designed as a “drop-in” Open House style event, where people can come and go as their schedules allow. They will be able to meet some of the people working on the Dixie Project, look at plans and ask questions. Meetings will feature: Informational handouts Maps and renderings…


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New LouisvilleKY Walmart means new discounts for runners

Runners Can Win Free or Discounted KDF Registration November 15, 2016. Louisville, KY.   – The Kentucky Derby Festival is giving runners another chance at winning free or discounted registration for the 2017 Marathon and miniMarathon presented by Walmart and Humana. Race Officials are hosting a special Race for Rewards promotion in conjunction with the grand opening of the new Walmart SuperCenter on Outer Loop (4840 Outer Loop, across from Jefferson Mall).  They’ll be on site at the store on Wednesday, November 16, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.   Anyone who visits the Race for Rewards booth will receive $5…