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Bluegrass VegFest 2017 expands, moves to Tim Faulkner Gallery

August 21, 2017 superuser 0

Kristina Addington recalls the last time she ate meat, nearly a dozen years ago. It was a meal from KFC. And then she happened upon some information about commercial food production, and her life changed. “It was just shocking the first time I learned where food comes from and what the animals go through,” she […]

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Louisville Startup Standouts: innovators and good citizens

August 20, 2017 superuser 0

“Louisville Startup Standouts: innovators and good citizens” is the second of three in a series of Insider 502 reports taking a closer look at Louisville’s startup ecosystem. Startups are the lifeblood of a thriving community. Their ideas shape the world around us and the jobs they create fuel our economic engine. This list celebrates innovative […]

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Sen. McConnell and Treasury secretary talk debt ceiling and taxes at GLI event

August 20, 2017 superuser 0

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin spoke at a Greater Louisville Inc. luncheon on Monday, pitching comprehensive changes to the tax code and a “clean” increase in the nation’s debt ceiling before a deadline next month. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell co-headlined the event, telling guests there is “zero chance” that Congress will allow the country […]

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‘There’s no fixing it’ — As coal falls, Appalachian schools face dire choices

August 20, 2017 superuser 0

By Valarie Honeycutt Spears | Lexington Herald-Leader Knott County Public Schools Superintendent Kim King said that despite a “distinguished” state rating, she doesn’t have any money for new programs and is wondering how she’s going to pay teachers next school year. Knott is among the Eastern Kentucky school districts struggling to keep the doors open after taking […]

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The Comfy Cow outsources production to keep up with high demand

August 20, 2017 superuser 0

The Comfy Cow is no longer making its flavors in-house. The Louisville company has contracted an unnamed company to make its ice cream and will auction off its production equipment next month, co-owner Tim Koons-McGee confirmed to Insider Louisville. The Comfy Cow isn’t going anywhere, though, Koons-McGee said, noting the ice cream production company will […]

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Louisville comedians offer a villainous take on ‘The Bachelor’ at Kaiju

August 20, 2017 superuser 0

Everyone knows that villains always are more interesting than heroes, and Loui-villians will have a chance to get a double dose of dastardly on Tuesday at Kaiju, with a special Villains Edition of Kaiju’s comedy show “Thunderdome” and the premiere of the trailer for the upcoming Louisville-based web series “Hench Hunt.” “Thunderdome” is a monthly […]

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Louisville suing three major drug distributors for their role in creating city’s opioid crisis

August 20, 2017 superuser 0

Mayor Greg Fischer announced at a press conference Monday morning that Louisville Metro Government has filed a federal lawsuit against three major wholesale distributors of prescription drugs, arguing that these companies played a role in creating the city’s deadly opioid crisis by negligently dumping millions of highly addictive pills into the local market. The city’s […]

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Restaurant may be coming to former Homemade Pie & Ice Cream Kitchen in Highlands

August 20, 2017 superuser 0

A new restaurant could be coming to the former Homemade Pie & Ice Cream Kitchen, located at 1041 Bardstown Road near Baxter Avenue. Developer Christopher Nolan, owner of Jeffersonville, Ind.-based Pinnacle Properties Development Group, bought the more than 6,000-square-foot building from Pie Kitchen owner Adam Burckle. The purchase price was $1.5 million. Nolan told Insider […]

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Project Warm to celebrate former leader’s contributions

August 20, 2017 superuser 0

A local nonprofit that helps Louisville area residents save money on energy costs is celebrating the contributions of a former director who spent 35 years with the organization. Frank Schwartz began his career with Project Warm as a volunteer, heading to people’s homes to help them install weather-stripping to prevent winter air and summer heat […]

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