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LouisvilleKy-based Humana Foundation Appoints Walter D. Woods as New Foundation Chief Executive Officer

Experienced nonprofit leader to guide Humana Foundation as it focuses on addressing social determinants of health LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Humana Foundation, philanthropic arm of Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) for the past 36 years, announced today that Walter D. Woods has been appointed the foundation’s chief executive officer. He has started in the role this week. Woods brings 30 years of corporate and nonprofit experience to the position, including roles where he focused on helping senior citizens live healthier lives. Woods joins the Humana Foundation as it has been evolving its overall strategy to focus primarily on addressing the upstream barriers to overcoming…


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LouisvilleKY Area Home Sales Up 2.9% Year-To-Date and Average Price Up 5.4%

    Louisville, KY – The Greater Louisville Association of Realtors (GLAR) reported sales up 2.86% year-to-date (YTD) for 2017. Sales in September 2017 were 1,565 versus 1,671 last September. The average price YTD was up 5.39% and the median price was up 5.46%. In Jefferson County, the average price in September 2017 was $210,741 and the median was $171,900. For all MLS areas, the inventory of available properties was 10.54% lower than at the same time last year. In Jefferson County, the inventory of homes and condos for sale was 7.79% lower than September 2016. Inventory in Oldham and Bullitt…


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Fourth Street Live! hosts twisted Halloween party

LOUISVILLE’S LARGEST HALLOWEEN PARTY RETURNS TO FOURTH STREET LIVE! Run away with the twisted circus on October 27th and 28th   Louisville, KY  – This Halloween season, Fourth Street Live! will once again lead people on a journey into a bizarre world of  draw dropping performances as the twisted circus blurs the lines between nightmare and reality on October 27th and 28th.   Step right up, dance fans, because Friday will feature a live concert by EDM (electronic dance music) artist, Ookay (tickets $5 in advance, $10 at door). Saturday will have Louisville’s biggest costume contest with $4,800 in prizes and performances by Eight Inch Elvis and DJ Syimone. Saturday’s festivities…


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LouisvilleKY’s Rick Pitino is off the UofL team, fired today by Board of Trustees

By Jackie Hollenkamp Bentley   Louisville, KY., – Multiple news sources are reporting that Rick Pitino has officially been fired from the University of Louisville Men’s Basketball program. Pitino had been on administrative leave since Sept. 27 when the FBI announced an investigation into fraud and corruption in college basketball.  The university’s board of trustees voted this afternoon to formally terminate the Hall of Fame coach’s contract. According to ESPN.com, Pitino’s attorney (Steve Pence) submitted an affidavit on his behalf at today’s meeting, stating the termination was unjust. “I do not dispute ULAA’s right to terminate my employment at its discretion,” Pitino’s…


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Registration is now open for LouisvilleKy’s 2018 Pegasus Parade

Louisville, KY. – The Kentucky Derby Festival is looking for participants for next year’s Republic Bank Pegasus Parade. 2018 marks the 63rd annual parade, which will march down Broadway on Thursday, May 3. The application process for groups interested in participating in the parade opens online today.   The Festival is looking for participants in the following categories: Equestrians, Specialty Unit, Marching Band, Inflatable and Float. Parade Participation Guidelines and Applications can be downloaded at KDF.org/PegasusParade. The application deadline is January 31, 2018. For more information about participating in the parade, contact Event Manager Zach Fisher at (502) 572-3853 or zfisher@kdf.org. The Pegasus Parade – the Derby…


maker faire

LOUISVILLE, KY (OCTOBER 13, 2017) -Engineers, artists, scientists, and crafters will unite at Fourth Street Live! to share their innovations and ideas. Makers will be present from noon-5pm to present their experiments, projects, and hobbies on Saturday, October 21st. This is a family-friendly event until 5pm, and then Big Kid fun will begin at 6pm for those 21+. The 5th annual Louisville Mini Maker Faire has created a new partnership with Fourth Street Live! this year, as the event continues to grow. The Mini Maker Fair has previously been held in union with Nulu Fest and at West Main Street’s Museum Row. In 2006, the editors of _Make: Magazine_ set out…


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Louisville Zoo Welcomes New Female Gorilla

Louisville, KY., – Earlier this summer, the Louisville Zoo received a male silverback gorilla (Casey) from the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans. This week a second gorilla from Audubon Zoo arrived safely in Louisville. Bandia, a 20-year-old western lowland gorilla, will join Gorilla Forest after a standard quarantine period followed by acclimation time. Both moves were part of a planned collaborative effort across several accredited zoos within the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Ultimately, the plan is that new silverback Casey will become the patriarch in a family group that includes one-year-old Kindi, surrogate mother Kweli, and female gorillas…


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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…