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Louisville Resilience seeks LouisvilleKY public input through web-based survey

Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Resilience team is asking citizens to complete a short web-based survey to help craft the city’s strategy for withstanding “shocks and stresses,” such as economic downturns and natural disasters. “Louisville and its citizens can only reach their full potential if we’re prepared for disruptions that might come our way, both sudden and long-simmering,” said city Chief Resilience Officer Eric Friedlander, who is responsible for developing strategies to improve resilience across the city. “We need input from as many residents as possible. We need to know what Louisvillians in every neighborhood see as our most pressing…


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Local Attorney Says J-town Airbnb Law is Fatally Flawed

Since receiving a visit for Jeffersontown Code Enforcement Officer Kim Weber on Nov. 30, informing me that using my house as a short-term rental was a violation of Jeffersontown law, I’ve been asking city officials to show me the law in question. Neither Mayor Bill Dieruf, city clerk Bill Fox or anyone on the Planning and Zoning Committee has provided a satisfactory answer. Next I consulted with Steve Emery, a partner in the firm of Howell and Emery PLLC in LaGrange. I provided him with the specific sections of the code to review. His response: “How is leasing a short…


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This year’s Derby Festival Poster unveiled in LouisvilleKY, now available for pre-order

FANS CAN PRE-ORDER ONLINE THROUGH FEBRUARY 2 Louisville, KY.   – A sign of spring this morning as the Kentucky Derby Festival’s 2018 poster rolled off the presses at Clark & Riggs in Louisville. This year’s poster was designed by Louisville artists and twin sisters – Jeaneen Barnhart and Doreen Barnhart DeHart. This is a five-peat for the sisters, as they also collaborated on artwork for the Festival’s Official Poster in 1994, 1997, 2009, and 2014. “Creating the Festival’s poster still means as much now as it did the first time around, maybe even more, as our passion for the both the Festival and…


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A Year of RiverLink Tolling in LouisvilleKY sees A Year of Growth

From www.riverlink.com Number of prepaid accounts and transponders nearly doubles The first year of tolling on three bridges connecting Louisville and Southern Indiana saw significant growth in the number of RiverLink prepaid accounts and the number of RiverLink transponders requested. Nearly 150,000 RiverLink prepaid accounts were opened in the first year of tolling and nearly 335,000 transponders requested. “We’re encouraged to see both the number of RiverLink accounts opened and transponders requested nearly double in the first year of tolling,” said Megan McLain, innovative finance manager with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. “But, we want to see more drivers crossing the…


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Annual LouisvilleKY fashion show presents latest trends for this year’s Kentucky Derby Festival

Louisville, KY.   – With Derby Festival events rapidly approaching, it’s time to find the perfect spring outfits! You’ll find the latest looks and hottest trends at the Macy’s Kentucky Derby Festival Spring Fashion Show on March 29th.  Tickets are on sale now for the season’s most exclusive fashion event. The event kicks off with cocktails and boutique shopping at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. and runway show at 8 p.m. in the Showroom of Horseshoe Southern Indiana. Macy’s has been title sponsor since 2013. This year’s fashion show will feature outfits and accessories from Macy’s, more than a dozen local boutiques, and other retailers. Some of the Festival’s Official…


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Jtown Attorney to Thieneman: “I’ll do my damned level best to break your neck”

Jeffersontown city attorney Schuyler Olt ignited a firestorm of controversy Jan. 23 when he started an online fight with Chris Thieneman over the treatment of police in the media. The post that started the brouhaha by Thieneman was simply a screen shot of a story by Joe Gerth in the Courier-Journal headlined, “Police must root out racist officers.” It concerned Prospect police officer Todd Shaw’s racist remarks that led to his firing. Olt, who claims on his Facebook page to be a minister at Carlisle Presbyterian Church, responded first with a comment claiming that Shaw’s behavior was “horrible” but adding…


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LouisvilleKy’s Hilliard Lyons again Named as One of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky

Hilliard Lyons listed in “Top Large Companies” Category LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Louisville-based wealth management firm Hilliard Lyons has again made the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce’s Best Places to Work in Kentucky list in the “large company” category. Headquartered in Louisville, Hilliard Lyons operates out of two dozen offices across the Commonwealth and another 46 offices in 12 other states. The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management announced this year’s list on January 18. They based their selections on the results of internal employee surveys and on an assessment of each company’s employee policies and procedures. Winners in…


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LouisvilleKY Zoo Seeks Trashformation Contest Entries and Eco-Partners for Earth Month

  Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Zoo invites students in pre-K – grade 12 to get involved with the sixth annual Trashformation: A Trash-to-Treasure Art Contest for Students. The annual contest is part of the Zoo’s Party for the Planet: A Month-Long Celebration of the Earth powered by Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company in April. Students are encouraged to communicate the importance of recycling and sustainability through art.  Using only recyclable items, students’ art submissions should express or interpret “Reuse, Reduce and Recycle.” Back by popular demand, the Zoo is partnering with the Louisville Orchestra’s MakingMUSIC Landfill…


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What to Pack for a Deer Hunting Excursion

Deer are found throughout the United States and, as a result, they are among the most popular game for both new and veteran hunters alike. Of course, as with any sport, hunting takes a lot of practice to become proficient at, and the first few excursions are often challenging for beginners. Even those who have practiced with firearms before will now have to contend with moving, living, targets. Unlike the stationary targets found at shooting ranges, the animals that hunters pursue will be capable of thinking and reacting to the hunter. Not only will new hunters have to develop their…


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LouisvilleKy’s independent business owners to hold discussion about Age of Amazon

Surviving and Thriving in the Age of Amazon: Thursday, January 25, 3:30pm at Mellwood Arts Center (Monet Room) LIBA presents a panel discussion featuring local retailers who have brick and mortar businesses in the era of online shopping, along with findings from the Advocates for Independent Business’ recent survey. Louisville, KY  – A national survey of independent retailers finds that shifts in the retail sector are playing out differently for independents than they are for chains. The survey, which was conducted by Advocates for Independent Business (AIB), gathered data from over 850 independent retailers in 49 U.S. states. The results comes as national chains are…