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LouisvilleKY’s The WEEK Celebrates Christmas and Candy and Cards and Cats

Dear Santa — please send me those Springsteen tickets and wins for the Cards in Lexington tomorrow and in Nashville against Texas A&M in the Music City Bowl. 2015’s Winners. It’s been a great year for me, LouisvilleKY.com and for a lot of Rusty Satellite Show guests, who I’ll be mentioning in bold from here on. First off, this is the first Christmas I won’t be seeing my son Nick Redding, who is pursuing his passion in theatre school in Italy. Today he told me he’d gotten great grades in subjects that include “aesthetics” “Italian” and “Movement.” He said he…


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Norton Healthcare, UofL reach agreement that’s ‘great news’ for Louisville Ky kids

LOUISVILLE, KY (Dec. 21, 2015) – Norton Healthcare and the University of Louisville today announced they have reached agreements which end more than five years of negotiations and more than two years of litigation. The University of Louisville Physicians group and the Commonwealth of Kentucky are also parties to the agreements. “This is great news for the Louisville community and the Commonwealth,” said Donald H. Robinson, chair of the Norton Healthcare board of trustees. “The agreements clear up critical land lease and ownership issues as well as bringing operational security to Norton while assuring stable financial support to the UofL…


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LouisvilleKy’s Susan Holman wins Grawemeyer Award in Religion

Religion and public health: author explores an interdisciplinary approach to global well-being LOUISVILLE, Ky., Dec. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Both faith-based and human rights organizations work to address global health issues, but divergent ideological approaches can create discord and ultimately undermine the efforts of both groups. This idea, examined in the book, “Beholden: Religion, Global Health, and Human Rights,” has earned its author the 2016 University of Louisville and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary Grawemeyer Award in Religion. Susan Holman explores how healthcare efforts based on a human rights approach can overlook the important role religions play in communities; and how faith-based initiatives…


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Louisville Ky-based GE FirstBuild Challenge Spurs Coffee Roasting Innovation for Home Use

Louisville, KY – GE’s FirstBuild co-creation community has answered the challenge of coffee lovers everywhere with a way to roast fresh coffee beans at home. Along with Autodesk™, a leader in 3D design and engineering software, and Sweet Maria’s, a premier coffee bean and roaster retailer, FirstBuild challenged makers to create an at-home coffee roasting system and selected three winners from more than 30 entries. FirstBuild, which embraces the brainpower of the maker movement at its Louisville microfactory and virtually around the globe, challenged makers to devise a simple coffee roasting system that could be adapted to home ovens. All…


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University of Louisville establishes Youth Violence Prevention Research Center

  CDC awards $5.7 million to the School of Public Health and Information Sciences to develop community partnership LOUISVILLE, Ky. November 19, 2015 – Many West Louisville youth experience and are affected by violence. In hopes of addressing this tragic community issue, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences (SPHIS) $5.7 million to establish a Youth Violence Prevention Research Center. Mayor Greg Fischer and University of Louisville President James Ramsey were among key community members and partners present to establish the new University of Louisville Youth Violence…


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: A Big Movie, Bibles, Bridges and Brains and Bull – and a Moose

There was a lot to do this week as I prepared for some sitting-around time post-surgery, and it seemed there was some urgency around town too. It’ll Probably Take 40 Days and 40 Nights: Now that we’ve got a religious conservative heading to the Governor’s Mansion, most folks think it won’t take long for Matt Bevin to restore state tax incentives for the Ark Park in northern Kentucky. Last year, the state tourism cabinet revoked $18 million in tax credits because the Park wouldn’t say it would hire anybody who wasn’t a Christian, and the state doesn’t support religious ideas….


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Will Bevin Bury Kynect?

This week we learned that the Republican strategy of tying Democratic opponents to President Obama in Kentucky, where Obama’s approval rating is about 30 percent, still works, especially if the Dem is Jack Conway. Our next governor is Matt Bevin, who won by a wide margin in an election that only a third of registered voters in Kentucky bothered to participate in. The good news is Bevin will certainly be different and his team will be inexperienced in Frankfort bureaucracy and methods. And he’s hired Hal Heiner for his transition team. The bad news: He says of Kynect, the popular health…


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University of Louisville tickets go on sale tomorrow

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A limited number of single-game tickets for the University of Louisville’s home men’s basketball non-conference games in the KFC Yum! Center this season will go on sale on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 9 a.m.  A special nine-game ticket package for all of the Cardinals’ ACC home games is also available.   Single-game tickets are $43 each, with the exception of the two $48 Billy Minardi Classic doubleheaders, and are located in the upper corners and end court areas of the arena. Tickets will be on sale at the UofL Ticket Office, located near Gate 2 of Papa…


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University of Louisville ranks third in state for post-graduate salaries

Louisville, Ky., – It’s no secret going to college can be outrageously expensive. That leads a majority of students to rely on banks and other loan institutions for the dreaded student loans. Naturally, college kids want to go where they can get “the most bang for their buck” and graduate into a career that pays a salary high enough to pay off that debt and avoid eating mac-and-cheese for decades. SmartAsset, a New York financial technology company, has conducted a recent study ranking the nation’s best value schools. Broken down by state, the University of Louisville comes in third behind…


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“Outside the Lines” today on ESPN: NCAA, Uof L, Pitino and the Era of Accountability

  I think this tweet sums up the University of Louisville scandal thats getting ready to blow up on ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” investigation today: ESPN and Sportscenter is on a roll his morning to prime its extended “Outside the Lines” expose’ featuring for the first time on camera, self-described former escort Katina Powell. Ms.Powell, 42, is the author of the damning “Breaking Cardinal Rules: Basketball and the Escort Queen,” published this month by details nearly two dozen stripping and sex parties from 2010 to 2014 inside Billy Minardi Hall, the on-campus dorm for athletes. The ESPN Outside the Lines…