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Johnson Joins cardinal Staff as LouisvilleKy’s Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach

  LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Trent Johnson, who has 36 years of coaching experience including 17 years as a head coach at four collegiate programs, has joined the University of Louisville men’s basketball staff as an assistant coach. “Coach Johnson is highly experienced,” said UofL Acting Head Coach David Padgett.  “I’ve personally known him for a long time.  He was the head coach at Nevada when his son and I played in high school together.  He is going to bring a wealth of knowledge to our program.  He’s someone that I will be able to lean on and our players will…


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34th Annual Great LouisvilleKY Fire Drill

Louisville, KY., – On October 15, 2017 the Louisville Division of Fire will be celebrating the 34th Annual Great Louisville Fire Drill in partnership with 5 area Kroger stores. From 1-5pm, fire crews will be stationed outside these stores to provide fire safety information, static equipment displays and serve fire house chili. The Great Louisville Fire Drill is held in conjunction with Fire Prevention Week, a nationwide annual campaign commemorating the Great Chicago Fire in 1871. This year, the theme is “Every Second Counts. Plan 2 Ways Out!”. Kroger Locations: 520 N. 35th Street 2710 W. Broadway 3165 S. 2nd…


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LouisvilleKY’s Lift a Life Foundation and Community Foundation of Louisville Seek Hunger Innovation Fellow

LOUISVILLLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Lift a Life Foundation and the Community Foundation of Louisville are seeking a Hunger Innovation Fellow to accelerate and elevate Louisville’s approach to addressing food insecurity. The one-year, $100,000 fellowship is for an innovator who sees food access through a different lens. By applying knowledge and best practices from other sectors, the foundation partners are looking for a candidate who can bring a fresh perspective to the challenge of food insecurity. “In Louisville, Kentucky there are people who do not have easy access to quality, nutritious food, which we believe is a right,” said Susan Barry, President & CEO, Community Foundation…


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LouisvilleKY Vote to be rescheduled on Butchertown Stadium Development District bond

Mayor agrees to push vote to Oct. 26 to give council more time for review Louisville, KY., – Mayor Greg Fischer, Metro Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith and the Louisville City Football Club jointly announced today that a vote on a $30 million bond for a new Butchertown Stadium Development District will be pushed back to Oct. 26, to give the Metro Council additional time for review. “I want the Council to have the time they need to understand what a smart opportunity this is for our city,” the Mayor said. “This stadium will anchor a $200 million project that develops…


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LouisvilleKY drivers face registration holds for unpaid tolls

Registration cannot be renewed when repeated notices are unpaid   LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Oct. 10, 2017) – Drivers in Indiana and Kentucky who owe tolls to the two states, via RiverLink, will have a hold placed on their vehicle registration when a toll is not paid after repeated notices. Drivers will not be allowed to renew their vehicle registration until tolls and fees owed are paid in full.   A hold is placed on a vehicle registration after a toll is unpaid, and at least four RiverLink toll notices have been sent to the customer. The first notice, second notice, violation notice and…


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LouisvilleKY’s Young Professional Association Launches Online Petition to bring Amazon to city

  Louisville, Ky. (October 10, 2017) – The Young Professionals Association of Louisville (YPAL) is working alongside the city of Louisville and its leaders to highlight the area’s talented, vibrant and diverse workforce as part of the city’s proposal to attract Amazon’s second U.S. headquarters (HQ2) to the region. YPAL has published an online petition in support of Amazon choosing Louisville for HQ2. The organization seeks to accumulate thousands of signatures between October 10-15 to demonstrate community support for the project, and anyone from the Greater Louisville area who supports Amazon HQ2 locating to the region may sign the petition. The deadline for…


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LouisvilleKY’s Actors Theatre announces departure of Les Waters

  Louisville, KY – Les Waters and the Board of Directors announced today that Mr. Waters will step down as Artistic Director after six seasons at the helm of the Tony Award-winning Actors Theatre of Louisville. Waters will depart in the summer of 2018, following the close of the 2017-2018 season, to pursue personal projects. Les Waters said today, “It has been a privilege to lead, along with Jennifer Bielstein and lately Kevin E. Moore, one of America’s great artistic institutions. I am deeply grateful to the Board, staff, artists, volunteers and audiences for all their support. Together we have had considerable success…


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5 Golf Tournaments You Don’t Want to Miss

With so many professional tournaments and other events taking place, there’s always a lot to look forward to when it comes to keeping up to date with the world of golf. You never have to wait too long for the right event to attend, but that might mean that you have a lot of work to do when keeping track of the events taking place. Don’t miss your favorite matches if you can help it. Read on to see five tournaments, this year and next, that you don’t want to miss. The Tour Championship You may think you’re too late…


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LouisvilleKY’s Zoo’s “World’s Largest Halloween Party” Magic Begins Oct. 5

    Meijer presents “The World’s Largest Halloween Party!” Louisville, KY.,  – It’s that time of year when the Louisville Zoo transforms into a storybook land and a photo opportunity is waiting around every corner during the Zoo’s “World’s Largest Halloween Party!” presented by Meijer. This year the Zoo celebrates its 36th year of the popular party on October 5–8, 12–15, 19–22, & 26–29, 2017  Tickets are now on sale. Children can dress up in their wildest costumes and set off on a magical journey through the Zoo. The Party features costumed characters for guests to meet and greet in fanciful,…


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LouisvilleKY’s strong economy, sound management leads to positive credit ratings from ‘Big 3’ agencies

Louisville, KY., – Three nationally recognized credit rating services are citing Louisville Metro’s strong economy, sound management, and budgetary flexibility as the basis for again granting positive bond ratings. The new acknowledgments from “The Big Three” credit agencies — Fitch Ratings, Inc., Moody’s Investors Service, and Standard & Poor’s — strengthen Metro’s position to invest in the city. The investments complement the $11 billion in capital investments since 2014 from other sectors to further grow the local economy. “We’re seeing economic momentum that’s unprecedented in Louisville’s modern history, fueled by public and private investments in every corner of the city,…