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The Closing Bell: Hillbilly Tea hires new chef; Muhammad Ali’s home for sale; Aetna, Humana accuse feds of misconduct; local startups raise millions; and more

October 6, 2016 superuser 0

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Hillbilly Tea hires new head chef The Southern restaurant Hillbilly Tea has added a new head chef to its kitchen. Lawrence Weeks has joined “the ever-evolving Appalachian kitchen,” according to an emailed announcement. He formerly worked at Jack Fry’s and is co-founder of LocalsOnly:Louisville, a pop-up dining experience that brings together local chefs to cook for a […]

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In Other News… UofL falls to Clemson, Old Louisville named ‘great neighborhood,’ Charter sues the city, Lawrence’s double

October 6, 2016 superuser 0

Lamar Jackson | Courtesy of UofL Athletics

The Agony of Defeat: Your University of Louisville fighting football Cardinals suffered their first loss of the season to the Tigers of Clemson last Saturday. Recap at Sports Illustrated and USA Today. Louisville’s ranking fell to No. 7; Clemson climbed to No. 3. Consumnes Connection says, “Clemson outscores Lamar Jackson, Louisville.” Which perfectly explains Clemson’s […]

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Why Baptist Health abandoned Kynect (it’s not what you think)

October 6, 2016 superuser 0

Baptist Health Plan screenshot.

Baptist Health Plan has pulled out of Kynect, the state’s health insurance exchange, because it gained too many customers — and because they were too healthy. The narrative is counterintuitive and stands in contrast to some of the giant insurance companies’ complaints in recent months that the customers they’ve gained on the exchanges have been […]

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Louisville on pace for record home sales year, even with higher prices

October 6, 2016 superuser 0

Photo of home in Springhurst Louisville KY | by Tre Pryor

It’s not over yet! Heading into the summer selling season, 2016 Louisville home sales were leading the previous year by just 274 units. Then, June and July lost ground and it looked like we would not see a new record-breaking sales year. Hold on just a second. There were 1,081 homes sold in Jefferson County during […]

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Early bird tickets still available for Kentuckiana Small Business Workshop

September 20, 2016 superuser 0

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The first Kentuckiana Small Business Workshop is being put together by Christy Smallwood, owner of Eagle Eye Enterprises. Smallwood is a business and image consultant, coach and speaker. She has put together a roster of local entrepreneurs to give workshops on challenges that many small businesses face. The event is Oct. 11, from 8:30 a.m. […]

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Pandora Productions opens season with ‘Swingtime Canteen’

September 20, 2016 superuser 0

Marianne Zickuhr, Courtney Glenny, Shannan Speicher, Carrie Cooke Ketterman and Laura Ellis | Courtesy of Pandora Productions

Pandora Productions‘ season opener “Swingtime Canteen” plays hard on the audience’s collective memories of a purer time, when bad guys were “over there” and we all pulled together to fight them. The USO shows of the World War II era are so often seen in film and on stage, they are hardwired into the cultural […]

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The Closing Bell: Aloft East nears completion; KFC surpasses Yum golden child Taco Bell; Humana deal update; liquor store closes; and more

July 14, 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. Aloft in Louisville’s East End nears completion The Aloft Louisville East hotel is in what developers and contractors refer to as the FF&E — or Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment — phase […]

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James Ramsey still UofL president — doesn’t resign to new board, and trustees don’t ask for resignation

July 13, 2016 superuser 0

UofL President James Ramsey (right) opened the Board of Trustees meeting Wednesday by introducing Gov. Matt Bevin (left), who then expressed his confidence in the new trustees he recently appointed

Despite a previous pledge to offer his resignation as president of the University of Louisville at the first meeting of the new Board of Trustees, Dr. James Ramsey remains in that position after Wednesday’s meeting. During a closed executive session of the board on Wednesday — their first meeting since Gov. Matt Bevin signed executive orders to […]

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Portland Investment Initiative buys another Rowan Street property

July 13, 2016 superuser 0

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The Portland Investment Initiative, led by developer and filmmaker Gill Holland, has invested in another property along Rowan Street. Wednesday, the investment group bought 2.5 acres at 1403 and 1405 Rowan St. for $725,000. The purchase includes the 13,000-square-foot “Portland Station” and a 2,500-square-foot service garage run by trucking company Nic Transport, according to a […]

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Baptist Health: Industry trends are inducing consolidation

July 13, 2016 superuser 0

Baptist Health will buy Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services for $150 million. | Photo by Caitlin Bowling

Baptist Health acquired Floyd Memorial Hospital — and is looking for other expansion opportunities — because of continued consolidation pressures in the health care industry, an executive told Insider Louisville. Baptist Health Vice President Clint Kaho said that with rising health care costs and higher health insurance premiums, organizations such as Baptist have to figure out […]

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