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Ali Center launches inaugural ‘First Friday at the MAC’ block party

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By Ali Boland In the wake of Muhammad Ali’s death earlier this month, the world has had its eyes on Louisville. Attendance this summer at the Muhammad Ali Center is expected to increase, and new exhibits soon will be added. And launching this Friday, July 1, is the inaugural “First Friday at the MAC,” a family-friendly block party […]

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Gov. Bevin makes 10 appointments to new UofL Board of Trustees

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Gov. Matt Bevin made appointments to his newly created University of Louisville Board of Trustees on Wednesday, drawing heavily from names in the Louisville area, including Papa John’s founder and CEO John Schnatter. Two weeks ago, Bevin abolished the university’s Board of Trustees and created a new and smaller one by executive order, arguing that […]

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Prince/Bowie tribute at Haymarket Whiskey Bar adds second show

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The Louisville Palace pays tribute to Prince on Tuesday, June 7.

For more reasons than we can count, 2016 has been one kick in the shins after another. But the one-two punch of losing David Bowie and Prince was a doozy for music lovers. While there have been a number of moving tributes to the artists on various television award shows, we’ve yet to see one […]

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Floyd officials approve $301 million hospital sale to Baptist Health

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Audience members sign up to speak before Floyd County officials Wednesday evening before a vote on the sale of the county hospital to Baptist Health. | Photo by Boris Ladwig.

Floyd County officials have overwhelmingly approved the $301 million sale of Floyd Memorial Hospital to Louisville-based Baptist Health. In an occasionally contentious, two-hour meeting before about 100 residents at the Pineview Government Center on Tuesday, the county council and hospital board voted unanimously in favor of the sale. Only one of three county commissioners, Charles […]

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The day the music died: Hideaway Saloon has a new call of duty

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Bone Jugs & Harmony played at Hideaway back in 2013. | Courtesy of Hideaway Saloon

In 1996, musician Jim Allen opened the Hideaway Saloon, a small music venue tucked above The Place To Go Hair Styling in the bustling business district of Bardstown Road in the Highlands. It has played host to bands of all sounds and stripes for more than 20 years, but soon, that’s all going to change as […]

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James Ramsey says he’ll resign to new UofL Board of Trustees once they meet, but could remain for transition period if asked

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UofL President James Ramsey spoke with reporters after leaving Wednesday's Faculty Senate meeting | Photo by Joe Sonka

University of Louisville President James Ramsey told the university’s Faculty Senate on Wednesday that he believes Gov. Mat Bevin’s executive orders dismantling and reconstituting the UofL Board of Trustees is legal, and he would offer his resignation to the new board at their first meeting. Asked later if he would remain if the new board […]

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