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West Louisville Ky to receive $5 million in community benefits from biodigester project

Historic building, land near Bernheim Distillery to serve as education campus; Grant fund to support education, job training, entrepreneurship   LOUISVILLE (Nov. 5, 2015) – STAR BioEnergy and Heaven Hill Brands plan to invest $5 million in community-building efforts in west Louisville, as part of an energy-producing, waste-reducing project at 17th and Maple streets. “After months of community discussions, we now have a project that does two things: First, it creates an environmental win for all of Louisville, and second, it addresses specific needs in the west Louisville community where it will be based,” said Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer. Fischer,…


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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 Free Public Library breaks ground on new regional branch

  From LFPL.org Louisville, Ky., – With shovels in hand, Mayor Greg Fischer and members of the community officially broke ground September 18, 2015 on the new South Central Regional Library located on the corner of Jefferson Boulevard and McCawley Road in Okolona. The 40,000 square foot library will be similar to the recently opened Southwest Regional Library. This state-of-the-art building will replace the considerably smaller Okolona branch library and will enhance service for more than 160,000 people in south central Jefferson County. Filled with new books and cutting edge technology, the library will be a place that encourages learning at…


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Louisville Council Members Sponsor Resolution requesting MSD Fund Flood Buy-Out Program

Louisville, KY – Several members of the Louisville Metro Council are sponsoring a Resolution requesting the Metropolitan Sewer District to set aside additional funding in the coming years for an enhanced home buyout program. The plan calls for MSD to increase funding for such programs in future budgets so that they can make progress on a growing list of properties that have seen reoccurring flooding.            The sponsors of this ordinance are: Councilmembers: Angela Leet (R-7), Kelly Downard (R-16), Dan Johnson (D-21) and Madonna Flood (D-24).           “This Resolution is long overdue and it asks MSD…


Metro Council Begins to Address Airbnb-Type Rentals

Louisville – The Metro Council’s Public Safety Committee will hold a special meeting on Friday, June 19th at 11:00am to begin review and discussion of proposed regulations for short term rentals in Metro Louisville. “I want to make sure we have a thorough discussion and that all parties involved have a chance to participate as we move forward,” says Councilman David Yates (D-25) who chairs the committee. “We want to ensure that Metro Louisville keeps up with technology and the changing economy but we must also consider our established businesses as well.” In March, the Metro Council approved a resolution…


Louisville Metro Council Passes Ordinance to regulate Pop Up Parties

Louisville, Ky., – They are parties that happen in abandoned warehouses, empty storefronts and occasionally in a building that was subleased from an unsuspecting owner.  There is little to no trained security and the structure is not always safe.  That will soon change. By a vote of 25 to ) with one abstention, the Louisville Metro Council has passed a new ordinance that will crack down on so called Pop up Parties that will now require licensing and trained security to keep party goers safe. “This ordinance changes what has become a major concern for LMPD officers and the people…


Kentucky Derby Festival To Posthumously Honor Louisville’s Jim King

Louisville, Ky. – Each year, the Kentucky Derby Festival presents the Fifth Third Bank Silver Horseshoe Award to an individual or organization for their outstanding service to the community.  This year’s award will be given to honor the late Jim King.  The award will be presented at the 59th annual They’re Off! Luncheon on Friday, April 17, at the Galt House East Hotel. Accepting the award will be Jim’s wife, Debbie King. As part of the award, the Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation – the Derby Festival’s charitable arm – will also present a $5,000 check to the Leukemia & Lymphoma…