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UofL’s new Theatre Arts Department chair talks about the future

January 15, 2018 superuser 0

When the leadership of an artistic organization changes, it’s always interesting to try to find out what may or may not be in store for the future, and what new ideas might come to the table. For the University of Louisville’s Department of Theatre Arts, the departure of Chair Nefertiti Burton may signal something of […]

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New Fernando Martinez restaurant in the works

January 15, 2018 superuser 0

Despite opening and operating six other restaurant concepts, the partners and family behind Olé Restaurant Group aren’t slowing down. Fernando Martinez, a co-owner of the local restaurant group, announced on Facebook that he and his partners — Yaniel Martinez, Cristina Martinez and Rick Moir  — are planning to open a steakhouse called Steaks & Bourbon in […]

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Legislation would allow 95 percent tax credit on donations for private K-12 scholarships

January 14, 2018 superuser 0

The Kentucky General Assembly will soon take up legislation to provide generous tax credits to individuals and businesses who make donations for organizations that grant scholarships to private K-12 schools. Advocates of the legislation say it will increase the choices of schools for low-income or special-needs students in Kentucky, citing similar tax credit programs in […]

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Kentucky sites included in new national civil rights trail

January 14, 2018 superuser 0

By Janet Patton | Lexington Herald-Leader Kentucky and 11 other states are debuting a U.S. Civil Rights Trail on Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The trail, which includes more than 130 landmarks, will highlight three sites in Kentucky: Berea College, Louisville and the Simpsonville birthplace of civil rights leader Whitney Young. “It is an […]

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Republic Building sold for $3.2 million last week

January 14, 2018 superuser 0

Following years of stalled development, the Republic Building downtown may finally get new life. The building, located at 427 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., sold last week to a new owner for $3.23 million. Turney Berry, a partner with Wyatt Tarrant & Combs law firm, confirmed to Insider that the new owner is prominent Louisvillian Christina Lee […]

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Dates set for Convention Center, Capital Plaza Tower demolition in Frankfort

January 14, 2018 superuser 0

By Alfred Miller | Frankfort State Journal Prepare to say last goodbyes to the Frankfort Convention Center. Workers will soon begin tearing down the 46-year-old structure, said Andy Roberts, director of marketing for demolition contractor Renascent. Roberts estimates the entire process will take about six weeks for the Frankfort Convention Center, which has a total […]

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Commentary: An early look at efforts in the state Senate

January 14, 2018 superuser 0

By Senator Denise Harper Angel, D-35 FRANKFORT — Though we are just two weeks into the 2018 Legislative Session, the state Senate has already passed some significant legislation in a very bipartisan manner — which I hope is promising to what lies ahead. On Wednesday, the seventh day of this 60-day session, we passed the […]

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Two events focus on hunger in Kentucky

January 14, 2018 superuser 0

Two events this month will tackle the issue of hunger in Louisville and the state. Feeding America estimates 17 percent of Kentuckians struggle with food insecurity — 743,310 people, including 222,380 children. On Thursday, Jan. 18, Lift a Life Foundation and the Community Foundation of Louisville will host a breakfast meet-and-greet to introduce Monique Kuykendoll […]

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Trump’s work-for-Medicaid rule puts burden on states’ shoulders

January 14, 2018 superuser 0

By Phil Galewitz | Kaiser Health News The Trump administration’s watershed decision Thursday to allow states to test a work requirement for adult Medicaid enrollees sparked widespread criticism from doctors, advocates for the poor, and minority and disability rights groups. Conservatives, however, hailed the change to the federal-state program for low-income people. Stephen Miller, the […]

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The Week Ahead … MLK Day, Bevin’s budget, 1M Cups

January 14, 2018 superuser 0

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Here’s what you need to know for the week ahead, which starts off celebrating the life of Martin Luther King Jr. Monday, Jan. 15, is the federal holiday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and the post office is closed as are many banks and the stock market. Louisville Metro says there will be no garbage, […]

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