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Safer exit ramp project kicks off major south LouisvilleKY’s Dixie Highway improvements

Ramp realignment in Shively is first phase of substantial project to transform city’s busiest highway into a safer, more business-friendly destination Louisville, KY., – A long-awaited project to make a Watterson Expressway exit safer is underway, making travel into Shively and Dixie Highway more efficient and less hair-raising for drivers and pedestrians. The construction is the first phase of an accelerated plan to improve safety and traffic efficiency throughout the Dixie Highway corridor – a comprehensive set of projects that will invest more than $50 million along the highway over the next two years in the city’s busiest highway. Mayor…

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Yarmuth’s Statement on Skipping Inauguration

Louisville, Ky., –  Kentucky’s Third District congressman, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth (D) has announced that he will not be attending the inauguration this Friday of President-elect Donald Trump. Here is his official statement posted on his website: “As the transition of power is a hallmark that must be honored, this is not a decision I make lightly. It’s not my intent to protest the election results or to make a statement about policy. I will not be attending the inauguration because I believe the office of the President deserves our respect, and that respect must begin with the President-elect himself….

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LouisvilleKY’s Representative Yarmuth to host Affordable Care Act forum

Information gathered from Congressman John Yarmuth’s Twitter page Louisville, KY., – U.S. Representative John Yarmuth is joining fellow elected officials, health advocates and others, affected by the Affordable Care Act to discuss the consequences of repealing the health care program, also known as Obamacare. Uncovered: The Consequences of Repealing the Affordable Care Act in Kentucky is set for Sunday, January 15, at 2 p.m at the Louisville Central Community Center. The center is located at 1300 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd. For more information, call 502-52-5129.

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Forget Black Friday! Shop local in Louisville Ky this Saturday and maybe win some money

LIBA Launches HoLOUdays Contest, Winner Will Receive a $1,000 Local Shopping Spree Louisville, KY – The Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA), an alliance of over 750 locally owned and independent businesses, will launch its 8th annual Buy Local, Win $1000: hoLOUdays Contest (formerly Shift Your Shopping). The purpose of the contest is to encourage shoppers to choose local and independent businesses for their holiday purchases, because making a shift to local independents is one of the fastest ways to build a strong local economy and create jobs in our community. So, while buying gifts for loved ones this season, Louisvillians…

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Louisville Ky’s Council representatives react to Dixie Highway redevelopment

Louisville, KY., – Congressman John Yarmuth, along with Mayor Greg Fischer and Governor Steve Beshear, have announced that Louisville will be the recipient of a $16.9 million U.S. Department of Transportation T.I.G.E.R. grant to support the redevelopment of the Dixie Highway corridor. The T.I.G.E.R., Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery, program was developed by Congress in 2009 to generate economic development and improve access to reliable, safe, and affordable transportation for disconnected communities both urban and rural, while emphasizing improved connection to employment, education, services and other opportunities, workforce development, or community revitalization. The Dixie Highway Master Plan was commissioned by…

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Louisville’s YouthBuild nabs $1.1 Million grant

Louisville, Ky., –  Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-3) announced that YouthBuild Louisville will receive a $1.1 million grant from the Department of Labor for workforce development and academic and occupational skills training. YouthBuild Louisville will use the funds to serve 70 youth over a 30-month period. The program is a non-residential, community-based alternative education effort to serve young people who have dropped out of high school, been in the justice system, are aging out of foster care, or are otherwise at-risk of failing to reach key educational and career milestones. “In a time when federal funding has been cut and grant money…