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7 Questions With … Artist Purion Parker

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Purion Parker is an up-and-coming artist we should definitely keep our eyes on. While his first solo exhibit — titled “Life from the Fingertips” — comes to a close at OPEN Gallery on Tuesday, July 12, this certainly won’t be the last we see of him. Parker became enamored with painting at age 9. He observed his mother, […]

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Educational Justice Activists attempting to bridge the learning gap

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Ambitious high school students who aspire to go to a good school and land lucrative scholarships join clubs, arts organizations or sports. Another résumé booster is volunteering. But too often teens are not allowed to actually engage with the problem they want to help solve. Instead, they’re usually assigned to fundraisers, walks and bake sales, none of […]

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Six original productions debut at the Derby City Playwrights New Play Festival

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Derby City Playwrights is an organization created to help develop the work of Louisville-area writers. This week, they’ll showcase six original full-length plays using the talents of more than 50 local theater artists at The Bard’s Town. The second annual Derby City Playwrights New Play Festival continues through July 24. The writers, actors and directors […]

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A Life in Politics: Sen. McConnell’s Long Game

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This story was reported by KET and is reposted here with permission. By John Gregory | KET It took 30 years for Mitch McConnell to rise from being the newly elected Republican senator from Kentucky to finally fulfill his dream of being Majority Leader of the United States Senate. It was three long decades of […]

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Kentucky Science Center celebrates a birthday, unveils new exhibit and secures grants — all in one day

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A marching band and Mayor Greg Fischer helped kick off a month-long birthday party, celebrating several exciting announcements from the Kentucky Science Center. The July 7 event recognized the first year of operation of the Science in Play exhibit and revealed an exciting new water table feature at the museum. They also secured nearly $350,000 worth of grants and gifts, which will […]

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An inside look at Louisville’s David Armstrong Extreme Park

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By James Natsis The morning following Muhammad Ali’s death, I felt a need to slip out of the house alone and spend a few quiet moments in thought on the grounds outside the Muhammad Ali Center. I parked several blocks south of the center and strolled toward my destination. I caught up with two young men carrying […]

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Jefferson Street Jam lunchtime event will be held July 12

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It’s just wrong to spend your lunch hour hovered over your desk, typing away as you steal bites from a mediocre turkey sandwich. Doctors, therapists, Oprah and now even our own Mayor Greg Fischer suggest you get up, move around and socialize with your fellow co-workers and neighbors. It is with this in mind that Fischer […]

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$7.01 million: Average cost to resolve a data breach

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By LYNN WANGERIN Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC Data breaches are becoming more prevalent among companies located in the U.S., and recovering from them is becoming more expensive. According to the 11th annual benchmark study conducted by the Ponemon Institute, the average total cost to resolve a data breach increased by 7 percent since the 2013 […]

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The life cycle of the office world

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The office world has a life cycle all its own: new hires, low men on the totem pole, archetypical boss figures, and everyone in between — we celebrate them all in cinema. The interview The 1999 absurdist comedy Being John Malkovitch is an exaggerated comment on modern life. Upon reaching the 7 1/2 Floor, arriving […]

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Monday Business Briefing: Humana shares continue slide; new East End nursing home; Germantown container homes; SuperChefs opening; and more

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Welcome to the July 11 Monday Business Briefing, your private business intelligence digest from Insider Louisville. Humana shares slide further on antitrust worries Humana shares continued their slide due to antitrust concerns on Friday, falling another 3 percent on top of a near-10 percent plunge the day before. While broader markets on Friday recorded solid […]

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