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LouisvilleKY’s Downtown Taco Luchador just about ready for launch    

  LOUISVILLE, KY—The taqueria that has been named the most popular taco spot in the state by BuzzFeed & Yelp and recognized in Southern Living’s “City Guide to Louisville”, is opening a third location, this time in downtown Louisville. Chef Fernando Martinez’s Olé Hospitality Group announced today the company will open its highly-anticipated downtown El Taco Luchador location on Aug. 30 in the space formerly occupied by Zoë’s Kitchen, 500 W. Jefferson St., at the corner of West Jefferson and South Fifth St. “We think folks are really going to like what we’ve done with the design,” said Olé Hospitality Group partner and Chief Operations Officer,…


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The Big Table: World’s Largest Potluck returns to Iroquois Park

Louisville, KY., – The Big Table, a welcoming event aimed at bringing people together to share food and conversation, is returning to Iroquois Park on Sunday, Sept. 16 from 5-7 p.m. Last year, more than 1,300 people participated in the event, and organizers hope to boost that number this year. The annual event is hosted by The Big Table, with major support from the Global Human Project and the Louisville Metro Office for Globalization. Each participant is asked to bring a dish, fruit, dessert or non-alcoholic drink to share with at least six people. Participants are encouraged to bring a dish…


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LouisvilleKY”s Cuddle Clones Ranks No. 862 by Inc. 5000 and #1 in Kentucky

Louisville, KY., – Cuddle Clones, an award-winning Louisville company that specializes in creating the highest quality custom products made to look like people’s pets, announced its inclusion in the prestigious 2018 Inc. 5000, Inc. Magazine’s annual ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Cuddle Clones’ three-year growth of 583% ranked 1st in the state of Kentucky and 66th in their category of Consumer Products, which placed them alongside previous brands as Timberland and Zappos, and 862nd overall in the United States. “Cuddle Clones perfectly encapsulates the success we strive help Kentucky startups achieve,” said Vivek Sarin, co-leader of the Kentucky…


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LouisvilleKY Metro Government, Cities United and Kenan Charitable Trust Launch Russell: A Place of Promise

Louisville, KY., – Louisville Metro Government, Cities United and The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust announced the award of a $5 million grant to launch Russell: A Place of Promise, an initiative co-created with and accountable to Russell residents and stakeholders, and designed to be a national model for equitable community development in African-American communities. The initiative will connect Russell residents and businesses that have been the backbone of the neighborhood with opportunities to build long-term individual and community wealth so that planned and underway new investment creating a renaissance in Russell does not result in their displacement. This initiative…


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Mayor celebrates LouisvilleKY’s SummerWorks 2018 success

Louisville, KY., – From computer coding to manufacturing and life-guarding to public finance, a record number of young people — 6,200 — gained new skills and confidence working at businesses and job sites throughout Louisville this summer as part of the SummerWorks program. Mayor Fischer congratulated youth and thanked the many private sector and non-profit employers who hired youth ages 16-21. That number includes 1,004 youth employed by companies and organizations that directly teamed with KentuckianaWorks and YouthBuild to provide more extensive career guidance and support. Since its start in 2011, SummerWorks and its partner-employers have put more than 23,000 young…


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LouisvilleKY’s popular Wednesday Concert series announces this month’s lineup

LouisvilleKY – Louisville’s favorite concert series continues Wednesday, August 29, 2018. 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 WILD CHILD, THE SUFFERS and KATIE TOUPIN. It’s sponsored by Goose Island Brewing Company, Republic Bank, Passport Health Plan, Toyota Dealerships of Kentuckiana, and Friends of the Waterfront. Additional support provided by Kentucky Science Center and Theatre 502. “This band is on fire when it’s in front of an audience…. The Suffers’ sound is steeped in what the band calls ‘Gulf Coast…


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University of Louisville Physicians Expands Access to Humana’s Medicare Advantage HMO Members in Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–University of Louisville Physicians, the largest, multi-specialty physician practice in Louisville, and Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), one of the nation’s leading health and well-being companies, have signed an agreement that expands in-network access for Humana Medicare HMO members at UofL Physicians primary care and specialty clinics in Kentucky. The agreement provides in-network access for Humana Medicare Advantage HMO members seeking treatment from UofL Physicians’ 1,200 dedicated staff professionals, more than 600 primary care and specialty physicians, University of Louisville Hospital, and the James Graham Brown Cancer Center. “We are pleased to partner our health care provider practice with…


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LouisvilleKY’s Norton Commons Unveils North Village Market

Growing new urbanist community opens innovative retail, food and beverage retail cottages to incubate and cultivate rising local designers, artisans and food entrepreneurs PROSPECT, KY  – Norton Commons, the growing new urbanist development in Prospect, KY today was joined today by Louisville Forward, Greater Louisville Inc. and the Louisville Small Business Development Center as they cut the ribbon on the community’s new North Village Market, a project aimed at incubating local food and retailers.  The open-air market is located at 6301 Moonseed Street, just a stone’s throw from the lakefront amphitheater, and includes six retail cottages. In addition, the space will…


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LouisvilleKY’s football team gets new captains

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville football players Jawon Pass, Lukayus McNeil, Jonathan Greenard and Dee Smith have been named captains for the Cardinals’ 2018 football team. UofL Head Coach Bobby Petrino announced the appointments this week. Pass, a redshirt sophomore quarterback, appeared in five games last season. Coming off the bench, Pass threw for 238 yards and two touchdowns, while also rushing for 62 yards and a touchdown. In his first career appearance, Pass went 5-of-8 for 75 yards in a win over Kent State, while also completing 14-of-19 passes for 115 yards and a score in a win over Murray State. A three-year starter…


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LouisvilleKY’s St. James Art Show unveils this year’s poster

Louisville, Kentucky  – Standing in front of the renowned St. James Court Fountain, the official 2018 St. James Court Art Show poster was unveiled today. St. James Court Art Show Executive Director, Howard Rosenberg and Official Poster Artist, K.O. Lewis stood next to Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Councilman David James as the poster was unveiled. “I’m just proud to say St. James (Court Art Show) showcases our city values, compassion, and life-long learning all come together in such a beautiful artistic way every year at St. James,” said Mayor Fischer. Born and raised in the West-End of Louisville, Lewis was influenced by his inner city…