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LouisvilleKY-based Humana Foundation Donates $250,000 to Support Multi-State Disaster Recovery Efforts in Wake of Hurricane Michael

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), one of the nation’s leading health and well-being companies, announced the actions it is taking to assist its members, employees and communities in Florida and the Gulf Coast Region who have been impacted by Hurricane Michael, including a disaster recovery donation from its philanthropic arm, the Humana Foundation. Among those actions, Humana has opened its toll-free crisis intervention hotline and counseling services beyond employees and members to include any individual who needs assistance in those communities impacted by Hurricane Michael. The Humana Foundation also announced it will provide an initial $250,000 donation to United Way Worldwide to…


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Big City Living: 3 Keys to Truck Maintenance for Urban Drivers

Trucks are America’s most popular vehicle, and not just in the country. In fact, they're quickly becoming a vehicle of choice in cities, too. Texas alone hosts three cities that top national searches for truck ownership: Houston, San Antonio and Dallas. In Kentucky, the Ford plant in Louisville helps make the F-150 the most popular vehicle in the state. Even in Chicago, where local regulations forbid pickup trucks on boulevards, their sales increased 6 percent in recent years. This reflects a national trend which is seeing the roomy pickup truck becoming the preferred vehicle for women and families, with family-friendly…


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LouisvilleKY’s Library Director Jim Blanton announces departure

Mayor appoints Lee Burchfield to serve as Interim Director Louisville, KY., – Mayor Greg Fischer announced this week Jim Blanton is leaving his post as Director of Louisville Free Public Library (LFPL) in early November for a similar post in Asheville, N.C., to be closer to family. “Vibrant, modern libraries are critical for a thriving city like Louisville,” Mayor Greg Fischer said.  “Jim’s leadership has been instrumental in the phenomenal, future-leaning growth of our library system over the last three years. Under his watch, we opened the state-of-the-art South Central Regional Library in Okolona and started work on the Northeast…


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Time to clean up LouisvilleKY’s Waterfront

Louisville, Kentucky – Waterfront Park is joining Brightside and Passport Health Plan to organize a community cleanup of the Waterfront Park Phase IV site on Saturday, October 20th at 10:00 a.m. A cookout at noon will follow the cleanup, courtesy of Mercer Transportation. Those interested in participating can sign up by emailing their name and contact information to info@louisvillewaterfront.com. Participants will meet in the parking lot at 10th and Rowan at 10:00 a.m. to receive trash bags and gloves for the cleanup. Those who show up without registering are welcome, but an email will help us plan better for the event. This cleanup will kick off the first stage…


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The pumpkins are back at LouisvilleKY’s Iroquois Park

Louisville, KY., – In what has become the must-see event of the Halloween season, the Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular has returned for its sixth consecutive year to south Louisville’s Iroquois Park, where 5,000 artistically carved pumpkins greet visitors now through November 4. The pumpkins will illuminate a 1/3-mile trail adjacent to the Iroquois Amphitheater, and event officials estimate up to 85,000 people will visit. The trail is open from dusk until 11 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, and until midnight on Friday and Saturday nights. Tickets range from $10 to $17, with discounts for seniors and children 12 and under. Proceeds…


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LouisvilleKY Airport Authority Receives $24.4 Million from Federal Aviation Administration

LOUISVILLE, KY  – The Louisville Regional Airport Authority has received $24.4 million in airport infrastructure grants from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Airport Improvement Program (AIP). The FAA awarded $586 million in airport infrastructure grants, as part of the total $3.18 billion in AIP funding for airports across the United States. Louisville International Airport (SDF) received $23,305,246 in grants and Bowman Field (LOU) received $1,172,498 in grants. The grants will be used for various improvements at both airports. “Louisville is the third busiest cargo airport in the United States and operating a safe and efficient airport is vital…


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LouisvilleKY’s Angel’s Envy launches new customer initiative

The membership-driven platform will bring ANGEL’S ENVY closer to fans through personalized on and offline experiences Membership perks include: invitations to local private ANGEL’S ENVY events, behind-the-scenes videos, Q&A with whiskey experts and VIP status at the Distillery LOUISVILLE, Ky., PRNewswire/ — ANGEL’S ENVY®, the Louisville-based craft distiller that produces small batch, finished whiskeys including the highly celebrated ANGEL’S ENVY Kentucky straight bourbon finished in port barrels, today announced the launch of its consumer engagement platform, “500 Main.” The membership-driven platform enables fans to engage more directly with ANGEL’S ENVY through a combination of on and offline experiences personalized to their location and…


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Over 20,000 GIE+EXPO participants to contribute to LouisvilleKY economy

Louisville, KY – The annual Green Industry and Equipment Expo (GIE+EXPO), along with the co-located Hardscape North America (HNA), will make its return to the Kentucky Exposition Center on October 17 – 19. Attendee registration numbers are trending over last year. Over 20,000 participants have registered from over 25 countries and are expected to attend this year’s event.  Nearly $19 million in estimated economic impact is expected from this show. Continuing the shows’ record-breaking trajectory, the 2018 shows are shaping up to be bigger than ever, with more than 210 new exhibitors; increased exhibit space – both indoors and outdoors; new education…


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Amazon Expands Grocery options in LouisvilleKY

Prime members in Annapolis, Cleveland, Louisville, North and Central New Jersey and Pittsburgh can enjoy delivery in as little as an hour from Whole Foods Market Plus, grocery pickup from Whole Foods Market expands to three new cities including Dayton, Louisville and Omaha AUSTIN, Texas & SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon and Whole Foods Market today launched delivery of natural and organic products from Whole Foods Market through Prime Now in Annapolis, Cleveland, Louisville, North and Central New Jersey and Pittsburgh as well as additional locations in the San Francisco Bay Area. Starting today, Prime members in those cities can shop through…


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Today is the last day to register to vote LouisvilleKY!

Louisville, KY! – In case you haven’t heard, the General Election is less than a month away on Nov. 6, 2018. Are you registered to vote.  You have until 4 o’clock TODAY to do so! Check here at GoVoteKY.com. If you aren’t registered, you can do so on the website by 4 p.m. OR drop them off at any DMV in Jefferson County OR mail the registration cards to Jefferson County Election Center,  701 W. Ormsby Ave., Suite 301, Louisville, KY, 40203    If you mail it, the card needs to be postmarked by today’s date, Oct. 9.