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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…


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LouisvilleKY Area Home Sales Up 6.6% and Average Price Up 3.2% Year-to-Date vs 2015

  Louisville, KY (November 14, 2016) – The Greater Louisville Association of Realtors® (GLAR) reported year-to-date (YTD) sales up 6.6% compared the same time last year. Sales in October 2016 were up 1.6%, vs October 2015, with 1,481 homes and condos sold. The median price was up 5.1% YTD and the average was 3.2% higher YTD. GLAR releases monthly statistics mid-month to allow for the most accurate and comprehensive reporting possible. Local REALTORS report their residential sales totals to GLAR, and publishing the statistics mid-month allows for the activity that takes place late in the month to be counted. This ensures that the…


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LouisvilleKY to roll out locally developed wireless smoke detectors in vacant, abandoned properties

Innovative project developed through collaboration among Louisville Metro agencies and local civic hackers LOUISVILLE, Ky. —Louisville Metro Government will begin this week installing locally created, low-cost wireless smoke detectors in vacant and abandoned properties, in an innovative way to reduce fire risk. The city’s Innovation Delivery Team is guiding this one-of-a-kind project, with support from Louisville Fire, the Vacant and Public Property Administration, and Codes & Regulations. The smoke detectors, which use a cellular 3G wireless connection to alert authorities when a fire erupts in a vacant and abandoned property, were created through a partnership with local civic hackers. The…


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Statewide Mortgage to build new corporate headquarters in LouisvilleKY

Louisville, KY., – Statewide Mortgage, a Louisville-based mortgage lender, will build a $3.4 million corporate office in Jeffersontown and create 30 full-time jobs as it consolidates operations, Mayor Greg Fischer and Gov. Matt Bevin announced today. “We are thrilled that Statewide Mortgage has chosen to expand right here in Louisville, as they serve an ever-increasing number of states across the region,” said Mayor Fischer. “We’re happy that Statewide Mortgage is growing, creating new jobs and investing in our city. I look forward to seeing their continued success and growth in the years ahead.” The planned 30,000-square-foot office building will replace…


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Meetings begin tomorrow on future of LouisvilleKY’s Urban Government Center

Louisville, KY., – In late August, residents and stakeholders of the neighborhoods surrounding the Urban Government Center attended a series of workshops hosted by Develop Louisville’s Office of Advanced Planning designed to gather community input on the proposed redevelopment of the Urban Government Center. Attendees offered suggestions on possible reuses of the 12-acre campus, which includes several buildings located at and around 810 Barret Avenue and a parking lot at 814 Vine Street. Louisville Metro Government has been relocating the occupants of the Urban Government Center, and the remaining occupants will vacate the space by the end of the year. The…


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LouisvilleKY home sales on the rise

Louisville Area Home Sales Up 6.6% and Average Price Up 3.0% Year-to-Date vs 2015 Louisville, KY (October 17, 2016) – The Greater Louisville Association of Realtors® (GLAR) reported year-to-date (YTD) sales up 6.6% compared the same time last year. Sales in September 2016 were up 7.7%, vs September 2015, with 1,600 homes and condos sold. The median price was up 4.8% YTD and the average was 3.0% higher YTD. In Jefferson County, the average price in September 2016 was $205,975 and the median was $167,000. For all MLS areas, the inventory of available properties was 22.5% lower than at the same time…


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LouisvilleKY marks pavement milestone

More than 100 miles paved this year Louisville, KY  – Mayor Greg Fischer and members of Metro Council are celebrating great progress on repairing or replacing worn out pavement on roads across Louisville. The celebration was held last week at the corner of Broadway and South 45th Street along Shawnee Park, where crews recently completed the city’s 100th mile of paving for 2016. This is the first time in nine years that Louisville has topped 100 miles of paving. The feat was last accomplished in 2007 when 104 miles were paved. The 2016 total is projected to reach 130 miles…