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On fire: A look at the rapid expansion of Joella’s Hot Chicken

October 27, 2016 superuser 0

Free buffet tonight at Joella's Hot Chicken. | Courtesy of Joella's

Restaurateur Tony Palombino debuted his new concept Joella’s Hot Chicken in late August 2015, and within a year, he opened three more. “With Joella’s, when we opened up, I recognized that this had some legs to it a lot quicker than expected,” Palombino said. “I didn’t have such ambitious plans for the brand until probably four weeks in, […]

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Monday Business Briefing: Doc sheds light on KentuckyOne struggles; a Louisville Forward departure; hotel deal may benefit Yum! Center; and more

October 18, 2016 superuser 0

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Welcome to the Oct. 17 Monday Business Briefing, your private business intelligence digest from Insider Louisville. Internal document points to performance struggles within KentuckyOne system Some KentuckyOne Health facilities in Louisville, such as Jewish Hospital and University of Louisville Hospital, in the first quarter failed to meet targets in various metrics, including patient satisfaction, profit […]

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Karaoke app wins largest-ever Startup Weekend Louisville

October 18, 2016 superuser 0

Winning Team: upnext with facilitator and judge Fred Durham | Photo by Melissa Chipman

A karaoke app won the best-attended Startup Weekend Louisville, which was held at Bellarmine University this weekend. Some 80 people signed up to pitch startup ideas, form teams and create companies in just a couple of days. Serhat Kaya, from Hamburg, Germany, was the facilitator for the ninth such event in Louisville. The judges were Chief of […]

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Gov. Bevin agrees to release nearly $18 million to universities this week following Supreme Court loss

October 18, 2016 superuser 0

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Lawyers for Gov. Matt Bevin and Attorney General Andy Beshear signed an agreed-upon order approved by Franklin Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate on Monday to release nearly $18 million to state universities within three days. Bevin signed an executive order this year to cut higher-education appropriations by 2 percent before the end of the 2016 fiscal year […]

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AT&T touts fiber internet expansion in Louisville amid lawsuit against city over Google Fiber ordinance

October 18, 2016 superuser 0

AT&T Kentucky President Hood Harris and Louisville Forward chief Mary Ellen Wiederwohl at Tuesday press conference announcing the expansion of AT&T Fiber

AT&T is expanding 1-gigabit internet service to customers in and around Louisville — a city the company currently is suing due to an ordinance enticing Google Fiber to bring the same ultra high-speed internet here. During a Tuesday press conference attended by city officials, AT&T Kentucky president Hood Harris said the new AT&T Fiber service offering ultra-fast internet speeds […]

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Feds lower Humana plan ratings; stock plunges over 5%

October 13, 2016 superuser 0

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Humana shares plunged more than 5 percent Wednesday after the company said that it would receive less money from the federal government because the feds had lowered their quality rating of the insurer’s Medicare health plans. Humana said the lower ratings did not reflect the company’s actual performance and that it would take actions to mitigate any […]

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KFC sets sights on $60 billion sales goal after success of new Colonel campaign, rebranding

October 13, 2016 superuser 0

George Hamilton as the Extra Crispy Colonel | Courtesy of KFC

Some stock analysts and investors have questioned KFC’s new Colonel-based marketing campaign, but it’s hard to argue with numbers. Brand awareness is up 60 percent, according to the Louisville-based chicken chain and Yum Brands subsidiary. Sales also have grown by nearly $1 billion in the 12 months prior to Sept. 3, and KFC has reported 12 consecutive […]

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UofL, Kentucky One exchange barbs over $46M in back payments

October 13, 2016 superuser 0

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In response to an article in The Courier-Journal, which reported Wednesday that UofL demanded more than $46 million in back payments from KentuckyOne Health, officials at KentuckyOne issued a lengthy statement, saying in part, “KentuckyOne Health is committed to making this partnership a success.” KentuckyOne Health, part of Colorado-based Catholic Health Initiatives, was created by […]

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The Closing Bell: Bellarmine dean of business exits; DOJ responds to Aetna/Humana claims; Jim Beam nears strike deadline; and more

October 13, 2016 superuser 0

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Welcome to The Closing Bell. This is your last stop for biz scoops and big news before the weekend — a roundup of stories that can’t wait till Monday. Bellarmine Dean of Business School reportedly dismissed, interim named (UPDATED Oct. 14, 12:21 p.m.) Sources say that Dr. Robert L. Brown, dean of the Bellarmine W. Fielding […]

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