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LouisvilleKY Councilman urges colleagues to increase Affordable Housing Trust Fund Budget

May 11, 2017 Louisville – Councilman Brent Ackerson (D-26) is calling for the Metro Council to increase the proposed funding in the 2017 – 2018 Capital and Operating Budgets to $5.5 million. From Councilman Ackerson: “The year before I took office, the Louisville Metro Council created the Affordable Housing Trust Fund for the express purpose of advancing Affordable Housing opportunities.  Specifically, it was envisioned that the fund would eventually be investing $10,000,000.00 annually, acknowledging that a “multi-year approach will be necessary to achieve full and adequate funding for the Fund.” A $1,000,000.00 investment was made in 2009 from the Metro…


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LouisvilleKY’s Forecastle Festival Releases Daily Schedule and Official App Download

  Fans can use app to navigate multiple stages featuring LCD Soundsystem, Weezer, Odesza, Sturgill Simpson, Cage the Elephant and many more playing July 14-16 LOUISVILLE, KY – The countdown is on to the fifteenth year of Music, Art and Activism. The Forecastle Festival, led by LCD Soundsystem, Weezer, Odesza, Sturgill Simpson and Cage the Elephant, has released its daily schedule, available now at ForecastleFest.com. Fans can also view the daily schedule on the official Forecastle Festival app, now available for download on iOS and Andriod. The app will allow users to browse the full lineups and build their own…


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LouisvilleKY to have new Water and bourbon partnership

Photos from Louisville Water Company’s Twitter page LOUISVILLE, Ky.  – For more than 150 years, Louisville’s bourbon industry and Louisville Water Co. have produced two of the city’s most recognized products.  Now, Louisville Water is partnering with a local distiller to bring awareness to the important and essential role that Louisville’s water has with the industry. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer joined representatives from Louisville Water and the Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Experience at Stitzel-Weller to unveil the new partnership at the distiller’s Shively location, 3860 Fitzgerald Road. As part of the partnership, the visitor experience at Stitzel-Weller now includes an exhibit…


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LouisvilleKY to gain $33 million manufacturing facility

Expansion will create more than 400 full-time jobs for LINAK U.S. Inc. LOUISVILLE, KY (May 9, 2017)— Mayor Greg Fischer and Gov. Matt Bevin today joined company leaders to break ground on LINAK U.S. Inc.’s 145,000-square-foot plant expansion, which will allow the company to double the size of its current facility that manufactures linear actuators for hospital beds, office desks and farm equipment. “LINAK’s expansion and investment in Louisville is a testament to our city’s strength in advanced manufacturing, which is a key component to our economic success – today and in the future,” Mayor Fischer said. “Louisville is proud…


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Today is the last day to register Derby Festival Pegasus Pins

Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Louisville, KY.   – Derby Festival fans who found a Gold Winner Pin in their 2017 Pegasus Pin Sponsorship envelope must register online at www.PegasusPins.com by 5 p.m. TODAY to be eligible for the drawing of the Gold Pin Grand Prize – Kentuckiana Honda Dealers, 2017 Honda CR-V.  The winner will be drawn this Friday, May 12. This year, the odds of finding a gold winner pin are 1 in 20, with 12,000 of these pins in circulation. Just register your pin using the KDF App or online atwww.PegasusPins.com.  All pins must be registered to be eligible.  …


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LouisvilleKy to launch new collaborative workspace at Fourth Street Live!

FOURTH STREET LIVE! ANNOUNCES NEW COLLABORATIVE WORKSPACE FOR DOWNTOWN LOUISVILLE ‘Spark Louisville’ will become a central hub for local entrepreneurs, creators and innovators to locate and grow their businesses   LOUISVILLE, KY (May 9, 2017) – Fourth Street Live! today announced that Louisville’s newest collaborative workspace, Spark Louisville, will be coming to the project in 2018.  Fourth Street Live!, which helped spark the revitalization of downtown Louisville in the mid-2000’s, will with Spark now become a central hub for local entrepreneurs, creators and innovators to grow their businesses, and connect with different industry professionals.  Ideally located in the heart of Louisville’s…


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LouisvilleKY’s zoo celebrates Mother’s Day

May at the Zoo Presented by McDonalds® Restaurants of Kentuckiana Mothers get into Zoo Free Mother’s Day   Louisville, KY., – Mothers get free general admission to the Louisville Zoo on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14, courtesy of McDonald’s® Restaurants of Kentuckiana. The day includes Zoo keeper talks featuring the Zoo’s animal moms and a scavenger hunt. The first 500 moms receive a free goody bag. McDonaldland® characters Birdie, Grimace and Hamburglar will make appearances from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Other May events at the Zoo: Throo the Zoo May 13 The wildest 5K run/walk in town is May 13…


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LouisvilleKy’s Republic Bank Ranked as One of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Republic Bank was recognized at the 13th Annual Best Places to Work in Kentucky awards ceremony, held on Wednesday, April 26th at the Hyatt Regency Lexington. Republic Bank was ranked 15th in the large sized company category. Nearly 1,300 people attended the awards ceremony and helped celebrate the 100 Kentucky companies that were recognized for their commitment to focus, measure and move their workplace environments toward excellence. Best Places to Work identifies and recognizes Kentucky’s best employers. The Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce host the Best Places to Work initiative. The…


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So LouisvilleKY hosted a horse race this past weekend

Story and photos from Churchill Downs’ website LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, May 6, 2017) – MeB Racing Stables, Brooklyn Boyz Stables, Teresa Viola Racing Stables, St. Elias Stable, Siena Farm and West Point Thoroughbreds’ favored Always Dreaming shook clear of longshot State of Honor at the half-mile pole, opened a daylight advantage and cruised to a 2 ¾-length victory over Lookin At Lee to win the 143rd running of the $2,395,800 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) for 3-year-olds before a crowd of 158,070, the seventh largest in Derby history. Trained by Todd Pletcher and ridden by John Velazquez, Always…


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Hey LouisvilleKY! Learn how to do more than 100 things in 5 hours!

Information from www.lfpl.org Louisville, Ky., – Want to learn how to belly dance? Make origami? Raise chickens? Brew Turkish coffee? These are just a sample of more than 100 things you can learn in five hours at the Louisville Free Public Library’s annual How-To Festival. This year’s Festival is a mix of past favorites—how to make a robot, bullet journal, and train your dog—along with new lessons, such as how to dance a Renaissance jig, spot fake news, and write Arabic calligraphy. Kid-friendly activities include how to make ice cream in a bag, how to play percussion from around the…