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Fill, Drink and Repeat —New Hydration Opportunities at the LouisvilleKY Zoo

Partnership with Louisville Water Foundation and Louisville Water Company Makes Drinking Water Stations Possible    Louisville, KY – With the backdrop of a camel, a mascot named Tapper and a few dozen school children, the Louisville Zoo and Louisville Water Company unveiled new drinking water stations at the Zoo last week.   The eight stations include a mechanism to allow guests to easily fill a reusable container plus messaging on the importance of hydration.  A grant from the Louisville Water Foundation made it possible for the Zoo to purchase the new fountains.  Along with the drinking water stations, the Zoo and…

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LouisvilleKY’s 10th Annual Buy Local Fair is this Sunday, May 20th

  Louisville, KY -The Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) will host the 10th Annual Buy Local Fair on Sunday, May 20th from 12:00pm – 6:00pm at Louisville Water Tower Park, 3005 River Road. Presented by Louisville Water Company,  admission to the Buy Local Fair is free and parking is $5 per vehicle, or free for bicycle parking. The fair will include more than 200 booths from a variety of local businesses, artists and craftspeople, community organizations, and farmers. Guests can also enjoy food trucks, a children’s area, a craft beer, bourbon and brandy tent sponsored by ValuMarket, a Back Porch area for the grownups sponsored by Cox’s Smokers…

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The Zoo honors LouisvilleKY teachers this month

July at the Zoo Teacher Tuesdays, Movie Night and Water Wows    Louisville, KY., – Teachers will receive general admission free on Tuesday, July 11, 18 and 25. Teacher Tuesdays is presented by Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Kentucky as part of the Backyard Action Hero Program. Teachers can use this opportunity to explore the Zoo while finding endless opportunities for student learning during the upcoming school year. Those teachers who visit the registration table from 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. will receive a Teacher Resource Goodie Bag and can enter our raffle for a free class field trip. To participate, teachers should bring a school badge, paystub, or other…

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LouisvilleKY to have new Water and bourbon partnership

Photos from Louisville Water Company’s Twitter page LOUISVILLE, Ky.  – For more than 150 years, Louisville’s bourbon industry and Louisville Water Co. have produced two of the city’s most recognized products.  Now, Louisville Water is partnering with a local distiller to bring awareness to the important and essential role that Louisville’s water has with the industry. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer joined representatives from Louisville Water and the Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Experience at Stitzel-Weller to unveil the new partnership at the distiller’s Shively location, 3860 Fitzgerald Road. As part of the partnership, the visitor experience at Stitzel-Weller now includes an exhibit…

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LouisvilleKY’s zoo and water company team up to teach

Meet and Greet Angry Birds™ Characters Red and Chuck   Louisville, Ky., – The heat of the summer is the perfect time to make a splash with “Water Wows!” and the Louisville Water Company!  Families can learn about the importance of water on our planet with hands-on activities and information from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 23. Water Wows is free with Zoo admission. Louisville Water Company mascot Tapper will be making appearances throughout the day. Guests will also want to meet and snap a photo with characters Red and Chuck from Angry Birds.  

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LIBA offers Louisville Ky chance to Buy Local all in one spot

Louisville, KY (April 27, 2016) -The Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) will host the 8th Annual Buy Local Fair on Sunday, May 22 from 12:00pm – 6:00pm at Louisville Water Tower Park, 3005 River Road. Presented by Louisville Water Company, admission to the Buy Local Fair is free and parking is $5 per vehicle, or free for bicycle parking. Last year’s fair drew over 8,000 attendees.   The fair will include a marketplace of more than 200 booths from local businesses, artists and craftspeople, community organizations, and farmers, as well as a craft beer tent sponsored by ValuMarket, over 25 food…

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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…


Mayor Fischer Writes Letter to Louisville Citizens Regarding Omni Hotel and Old Water Company Building

Louisville, Ky., – Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer released a letter to the citizens of Louisville regarding the Downtown construction of The Omni Hotel. It also detailed plans for the old Louisville Water Company Building and how the city is working to save historic parts of the building. His letter is below the pictures. Dear citizens: In early January, I announced a transformational investment in our city with Omni Hotels – a 30 floor multi-purpose structure that includes a 600-room four diamond hotel and 225 apartments. This new architectural landmark on our skyline will be the third tallest building in the…

Louisville KY Downtown Buildings, on Omni Site, Coming Down ASAP

Engineers say buildings must be removed immediately due to imminent safety concern Recent inspection finds Morrissey parking garage, including Typewriter building, and Falls City Theater Company building have significantly deteriorated and must be removed LOUISVILLE (April 9, 2015) – Recent inspections by Louisville Metro’s Division of Construction Review and private structural engineers have determined three buildings in the 400 block of South Third Street should be removed immediately due to structural problems that pose imminent safety concerns for the community. The buildings are the Morrissey parking garage, including the Typewriter building, and the Falls City Theater Company building, located in the…

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It’s not the heat, it’s the…nah, it’s the heat.

I knew that it was too hot when I saw a fuzzy white cottonwood seed float by then wither and drop at my feet. I had inhaled one of the little devils earlier in the week and it sent me in a mad, hacking dash to the nearest water fountain—but not this past weekend. Even the cotton candy of airborne allergens was rendered to ash in the broiling record temps of late May. You know…May! That sweet month of baby birds singing in the nest, showers popping the blossoms and folks seemingly running in slow motion through field and dell?…