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Baptist Health CEO exits one week after job cuts

March 21, 2017 superuser 0

Baptist Health chief executive officer Steve Hanson has left the company, effective immediately. His departure was announced Tuesday and comes just one week after the elimination of nearly 300 jobs systemwide. The Louisville-based health system, which includes nine hospitals, said via email that Hanson, CEO since March 2013, has been succeeded by two veteran Baptist leaders who will […]

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Nigerian humanitarian in town to celebrate World Water Day with WaterStep

March 21, 2017 superuser 0

Humanitarian and civil engineer Sulaiman Gumi of Nigeria has traveled to Louisville with his wife and 18-month-old daughter to celebrate World Water Day on Wednesday, and to raise awareness of his organization’s work with local nonprofit WaterStep, which provides technology to create clean drinking water worldwide. Gumi — the son of Sheik Abubakar Gumi, an influential Islamic cleric and scholar — credits his […]

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LouVino in Douglass Hills carrying on fine wine and food tradition

March 21, 2017 superuser 0

After LouVino opened in the Highlands in 2014, it quickly became a favorite of the neighborhood for upscale, yet affordable, small plate meals with a signature wine list. The concept went over so well that last year, LouVino opened a new location in Middletown. More of the same is sometimes a good thing. LouVino in Douglass […]

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Oral health has a huge effect on overall health

March 21, 2017 superuser 0

While many adults are focused on staying healthy through exercise and eating right, one area that is closely connected to a person’s overall health and often overlooked is oral health. Inside the mouth aren’t just teeth, but clues to keeping disease away. The connection between oral health and overall health wasn’t always widely discussed, according […]

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Work life balance and flex time key to company success

March 21, 2017 superuser 0

One local company has been recognized as a “Best Place to Work” for three years running, and last year collected a Louisville Business of the Year award. But winning awards is just one by-product of Delta Dental’s focus on treating its employees like family. Years of cultivating a nurturing, positive culture for employees has produced […]

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Kentucky Guild of Brewers announces inaugural Kentucky Craft Bash on June 24

March 21, 2017 superuser 0

This summer, Kentucky breweries get their own beer festival. Kentucky Craft Bash was announced today by the Kentucky Guild of Brewers and is scheduled for Saturday, June 24, at Louisville’s Waterfront Park Festival Plaza, according to a media release. The announcement indicates the plaza “will transform into one of the nation’s largest taprooms,” with more than […]

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Goat races and beer: Second annual NuLu Bock Fest returns

March 21, 2017 superuser 0

Goats will race through the streets of NuLu once again as the second annual Bock Fest takes over the neighborhood on Saturday. More than a dozen local breweries are participating in the event, which also includes live music, food trucks and food from neighboring businesses and, of course, goat racing. The German-themed festival harkens back […]

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Discrimination against gay students or religious freedom? New law draws fire

March 21, 2017 superuser 0

By Jack Brammer | Lexington Herald Leader State Sen. Albert Robinson, who has a penchant for putting his conservative religious views into legislation, said he is baffled by national headlines about a new state law he sponsored that critics say allows discrimination against gay, lesbian and transgender people. “I’m not worried about the criticism or […]

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Review: Burlesque and vaudeville elevate Pandora’s ‘The Nance’

March 14, 2017 superuser 0

Pandora Productions’ current offering, “The Nance,” explores a moment in performing and LGBTQ history that allows an examination of the human heart, as well as a deep look into “the difference between what we know and what we can say,” to paraphrase lead character Chauncey Miles. Miles (Jason Cooper) makes his living playing a nance. […]

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