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Three LouisvilleKY schools earn national grants for student-led community projects

Student Leadership Program Rallies One Million Students Across the U.S. NEWARK, Del.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Empowered to Lead. Inspired to Serve. Today, five student teams from middle and high schools across the country have won the fifth annual Lead2Feed Challenge and will be awarded $20,000 each for their school’s nonprofit of choice and $10,000 technology grants for their school. Since its inception five years ago, the Lead2Feed Student Leadership Programis the nation’s leading and fastest growing free student leadership program, attracting more than one million students from 5,000 schools and clubs across all 50 states. Aligned to 21st century skills, Lead2Feed encourages students…


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LouisvilleKY’s Dr. Martin Pollio Named Acting Superintendent of JCPS

Dr. Pollio will officially assume the post on July 2. Story from JCPS’ website May 16, 2017—This evening, the Jefferson County Board of Education (JCBE) announced the selection of Dr. Martin “Marty” Pollio to serve as acting superintendent of the Jefferson County Public School (JCPS) District. Dr. Pollio will officially assume the post on July 2. “Dr. Pollio is the right person at the right time to steer this district—providing stability and direction while giving the board time to name a superintendent,” said Board Chair Chris Brady. “Dr. Pollio has a proven track record of turning around struggling schools, increasing…


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LouisvilleKY’s Waterfront Wednesday Returns May 31st

WFPK Waterfront Wednesday® Series – May 31st  Concert   Louisville’s favorite concert series continues Wednesday, May 31, 2017. The WFPK Waterfront Wednesday® Concert Series is a monthly free concert on the Big Four Lawn in Louisville Waterfront Park, located next to the Big Four® Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge.   This concert will feature The Mavericks, Hollis Brown and Peter Searcy. It’s sponsored by Goose Island Brewing Company, Kroger, Republic Bank, Passport Health Plan and Friends of the Waterfront. Additional support comes from Louisville City Football Club, Quest Outdoors and Live Nation. “The Mavericks’ “Brand New Day” is skillfully paced for…


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LouisvilleKY Area Home Sales Up 1.8% and Median Price Up 8% with Continued Low Inventory

Louisville, KY (May 15, 2017) – The Greater Louisville Association of Realtors® (GLAR) reported sales up 1.84% year-to-date (YTD) for 2017. Sales totaled 5,028 for the first four months of the year versus 4,937 last year. With the continued lower inventory, the average price YTD was up 8.68% and the median price was up 8.0%. In Jefferson County, the average price in April 2017 was $199,947 and the median was $165,000. For all MLS areas, the inventory of available properties was 20.32% lower than at the same time last year. In Jefferson County, the inventory of homes and condos for…


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New Exhibit Opens at the Muhammad Ali Center as part of LouisvilleKY festival

  Presented by ESPN and National Center for Civil and Human Rights Exhibit part of community-wide “I Am Ali” Festival   LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (May 11, 2017) — Breaking Barriers: Sports for Change exhibit, presented by ESPN® and the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, opens to the public at the Ali Center on May 25th. The exhibit invites visitors to walk among giants like Muhammad Ali, Jackie Robinson, and Billie Jean King. Breaking Barriers: Sports for Change is included in the “I Am Ali” festival, the six-week, community-wide festival celebrating the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali, taking place from June 3-July 15, 2017….


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LouisvilleKY’s Buy Local Fair this Sunday

Attendees can enjoy local shopping, food, drinks and entertainment – all at one great event!   Louisville, KY (May 15, 2017) – The Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) will once again host the Buy Local Fair on Sunday, May 21st from 12:00pm – 6:00pm at Louisville Water Tower Park, 3005 River Road. Presented by Louisville Water Company, admission to the Buy Local Fair is free and parking is $5 per vehicle, or free for bicycle parking. The fair will include more than 180 booths from a variety of local businesses, artists and craftspeople, community organizations, farmers, and food and drink vendors,…


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Bourbon chocolatier Art-Eatables opens new chocolate shop in LouisvilleKY

Will be second location for the world’s first bourbon-certified chocolatier  Photos from Art Eatables’ Facebook page Louisville, KY (May, 12 2017) – Mayor Greg Fischer welcomed Art Eatables, and its delicious Small-batch Bourbon Truffles™, as the chocolatier opened its newest location in the downtown Bourbon District. The chocolatier is located at 819 West Main Street, just east of the Frazier History Museum. “In Louisville, bourbon is more than just our signature drink; it’s a critical part of our history and culture,” said the Mayor. “Art Eatables is known for tying together bourbon and food — and it’s easy for visitors…


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THE WEEK: Bikes, Wishes, Beer and Politics

I had a series of interesting conversations in a busy post-Derby Week — so here’s some of the highlights. What if you worked in Old Louisville, (maybe at Genscape’s office on Garvin Place) and you want to go over to the Mayan Cafe in NuLu for lunch. That’s one scenario in which Rolf Eisinger, director of the city’s bike and pedestrian program, says you might take advantage of an available bike you could pick up at an exchange station less than a block away. Eisinger’s been busy this week setting up 27 stations, including the one at Oak and Garvin, for…


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CycLOUvia returns to LouisvilleKY this Saturday

Louisville – CycLOUvia makes an exciting return this coming Saturday, May 13th, to three Metro Louisville neighborhoods and Council Members Pat Mulvihill (D-10) and Barbara Sexton Smith (D-4) are encouraging people to come out and have fun. “Germantown, Schnitzelburg and Shelby Park are three areas with a rich history and great people who live and work there,” says Mulvihill. “CycLOUvia is a great way for these neighbors to come out, ride their bike or walk around and get to know the area. Folks come out, have fun and discover some of the exciting businesses located there, both old and new.”…


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Electric Fans Needed for LouisvilleKY Seniors and Disabled Residents

Donations accepted through June 14; Fan giveaway on June 24 Louisville, KY., – In preparation for warmer temperatures this season, KIPDA Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living is again partnering with Louisville Metro Office for Aging & Disabled Citizens (OADC) to collect electric fans for seniors and persons with physical disabilities.  The fans will be distributed to qualified individuals within the KIPDA region including Jefferson, Bullitt, Henry, Shelby, Oldham, Spencer, and Trimble Counties. Donations of new box fans will be collected through June 14 at: KIPDA, 11520 Commonwealth Drive (Lou., KY 40299) WLKY Studio, 1918 Mellwood Ave. (Lou, KY…