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The Hartford Names LouisvilleKY Among 100 Cities With Highest Home Fire Risk, Pledges Support

*A home fire is reported in the U.S. every 86 seconds and 33 percent of home fires are started by children 6-9 years old *The Hartford brings Junior Fire Marshal® program to the city and will donate a total of $20,000 to the school district and fire department for fire safety education HARTFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–According to The Hartford’s Home Fire Index, Louisville, Ky. ranks No. 89 among the 100 U.S. cities with the highest home fire risk.2 As part of the 70th anniversary of The Hartford’s Junior Fire Marshal program, which is one of the country’s oldest corporate-sponsored public education programs, The…


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LouisvilleKY to roll out locally developed wireless smoke detectors in vacant, abandoned properties

Innovative project developed through collaboration among Louisville Metro agencies and local civic hackers LOUISVILLE, Ky. —Louisville Metro Government will begin this week installing locally created, low-cost wireless smoke detectors in vacant and abandoned properties, in an innovative way to reduce fire risk. The city’s Innovation Delivery Team is guiding this one-of-a-kind project, with support from Louisville Fire, the Vacant and Public Property Administration, and Codes & Regulations. The smoke detectors, which use a cellular 3G wireless connection to alert authorities when a fire erupts in a vacant and abandoned property, were created through a partnership with local civic hackers. The…


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Brown-Forman kicks off construction of Old Forester Distillery on historic Whiskey Row

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–Three generations of Brown family descendants gathered today in Louisville to take part in the construction kick-off ceremony for the new Old Forester Distillery, which will be located at 117 & 119 West Main Street along Louisville’s famed “Whiskey Row.” Old Forester President Campbell Brown and Brown-Forman Board of Directors Chairman Garvin Brown led the Brown family contingent and were joined by Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, Louisville Metro Council President David Tandy and various executives from Brown-Forman. The ceremony occurred in a parking lot directly across the street from the site of the Old Forester…