Heavy volume with LouisvilleKY’s yard waste pickup leads to later pick up times Thursday, Apr 18 2019 

Louisville, KY – The volume of yard waste set out for collection by residents of Louisville’s Urban Services District has been very heavy since the April 1 start of yard waste collection season. The high volume has led to delayed or missed collections in some cases.

To handle to high volume and get collection on schedule, the Solid Waste Management division of Louisville Metro Public Works has shifted the daily start time of yard waste collection. Crews are now starting out on their yard waste collection routes at noon instead of the previous 6 a.m. start time.

The noon start creates a better match between the availability of yard waste collection workers and equipment. That has reduced the need for overtime while increasing productivity and on-time collection.
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The new schedule means the regular yard waste collection schedule will extend into the evening. However, residents should continue to set yard waste out by the morning of collection day. If yard waste has not been collected by 8 p.m. on the assigned day, residents should contact Metro311 the following morning at 311 or 574-5000.

The best way to reduce the need for collection and improve your yard is to follow the Love ‘Em and Leave ‘Em (LELE) practice of using your yard waste as fertilizer.

LELE Tips & Tricks:

  • Set your mower to maximum height. Follow the one-third rule: never cut more than one-third of the total height of the grass when you mow.
  • Don’t bag those clippings! Leaves and grass break down rapidly, releasing nutrients back into your soil.
  • Mulch leaves and landscape trimmings into your lawn. Mow over landscape trimmings and leaves without a grass catcher. To avoid hazards while mowing, make sure trimmings are no larger than a pencil.
  • Start composting! With your own compost bin or pile you can recycle food scraps and yard waste into usable compost for your flower beds, gardens, potted plants, or other landscaping. More information

Learn more about yard waste at www.louisvilleky.gov/government/public-works/yard-waste

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Vome’ Magazine Offers International Derby Experience Thursday, Apr 18 2019 

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If Kentucky cares about kids, it will ban smoking in enclosed public spaces Thursday, Apr 18 2019 

Banning smoking in all enclosed public places, like restaurants and workplaces, will help protect our children from exposure to secondhand smoke.


Men’s tennis upsets No. 41 Georgia Tech in ACC Championship first round Thursday, Apr 18 2019 

By Riley Vance —

Men’s traveled to Cary, NC this week to compete in the ACC Championship. Louisville faced 41st-ranked and No. 6 seed Georgia Tech in the first round, defeating them 4-3. The Cards lost to Georgia Tech 4-1 earlier in the season, so they really turned things around this time.

The doubles lineup included senior Christopher Morin-Kougoucheff and freshman Fabien Salle at the No. 1 spot, seniors George Hedley and Federico Gomez at the No. 2 spot, and freshman Sergio Hernandez and Alex Wesbrooks at the No. 3 spot.

To kick off the match, Wesbrooks and Hernandez defeated Chris Yun and Pablo Schelcher (GT) 6-4.

Kougoucheff and Salle secured the doubles point with a 6-4 win over No. 61 Carlos Divar and Phillip Gresk (GT).

The match on court two was left unfinished, with Hedley and Gomez up 5-4.

The singles lineup included Kougoucheff at No. 1, senior Brandon Lancaster at No. 2, Hernandez at No. 3, Salle at No. 4, Gomez at No. 5, and freshman David Mizrahi at No. 6.

Finishing first was Mizrahi with a 6-4, 6-1 loss to Cole Gromley (GT).

Hernandez then suffered a 7-6, 6-2 loss to No. 120 Phillip Gresk (GT).

The Cards fought back on court four as Salle took down Chris Yun (GT) 7-5, 6-3.

Keeping up the energy, Gomez secured a 7-6, 6-3 win over Pablo Schelcher (GT) to make the overall score 3-2.

To finish off the match, Lancaster defeated Andrew Li (GT) 6-2, 4-6, 6-2.

Men’s tennis advances to the second round to play No. 3 seed North Carolina tomorrow, April 18th at 11:30am.

You can follow the Louisville Cardinal on Twitter @thecardsports.

Photo by Riley Vance / The Louisville Cardinal

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Taking bourbon to the classroom: U of L is starting a distilled spirits program Thursday, Apr 18 2019 

The University of Louisville is launching a program that will teach students the business skills they need to break into the local spirits industry.


Festival of Faiths embraces religion and science to bring enlightenment Thursday, Apr 18 2019 

Come contemplate the intersection of faith and science at this year’s Festival of Faiths held April 25-27 at the Kentucky Center for the Arts.


University of Kentucky gets $87 million grant to reduce opioid deaths Thursday, Apr 18 2019 

The University of Kentucky announced the receipt of its largest-ever grant on Thursday.


Horse racing tracks move to phase out Lasix use on race days Thursday, Apr 18 2019 

Under pressure following a rash of horse racing fatalities, the industry announces plan to limit race-day Lasix diuretic medication.


Softball walks-off No. 23 UK for 8-7 victory Thursday, Apr 18 2019 

By Matt Bradshaw —

Louisville softball (28-15) defeated rival Kentucky (26-18) in a Wednesday-night thriller at Ulmer Stadium. After four lead changes and two ties, the Cardinals came out on top 8-7 in a walk-off victory.

With the 7-7 score in the bottom of the seventh, junior Celene Funke and senior Sidney Melton hit back-to-back singles to put Funke in scoring position. Freshman Taylor Roby then smacked one into centerfield, driving Funke home for the 8-7 win.

“It was a great game to play,” head coach Holly Aprile said. “I think our fan support is awesome and it is just so much fun to play in this park. In the last inning, we had our fast part of the lineup up…and a great job by Funke and Sidney to get themselves on, and then Roby came up with that big at-bat.”

Morale was already high before the game as Louisville dedicated its diamond to Don Dobina, who coached and supported the softball program along with remaining a U of L alumnus and donor until he passed away in 2016. The field at Ulmer Stadium will now be named Don Dobina Field.

“Don Dobina was a pioneer for women’s softball throughout the state of Kentucky and his support of the University of Louisville’s program is immeasurable,” athletic director Vince Tyra said. “We are proud to honor Don’s legacy as part of our own legacy by naming the field after him.”

The Cardinals followed the dedication with a fantastic performance against their rivals from Lexington. The Wildcats led 2-0 and 3-2 early in the game, but found themselves outdone by fantastic Louisville performances at the plate.

Along with posting the walk-off hit, Roby batted 2-for-5 at the plate with two RBIs. She also got the win on the mound, moving her to 11-1 on the season, as the freshman continues a stellar first year as a Cardinal.

Centerfielder Funke led the Cards with a terrific performance at the plate. She batted 4-for-5 with with four runs scored and an RBI. Funke hit her 10th triple of the season as well – she leads the nation in triples – and scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh.

Seniors Melton and Megan Hensley also played a part in the win. Melton batted 2-for-5 with two runs and an RBI, while Hensley batted 2-for-3 with a run and two RBIs.

Next up, Louisville softball hosts Georgia Tech in a three-game conference series starting Friday, April 18.

You can follow the Louisville Cardinal on Twitter @thecardsports.

Photos by Jessica Abell / The Louisville Cardinal

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No. 7 baseball hits a stride with one month left in regular season Thursday, Apr 18 2019 

By Matt Bradshaw —

No. 7 baseball (29-8, 13-5) enters the upcoming weekend with a huge amount of momentum. Whereas last week saw Louisville in third place of the Atlantic Division of the ACC, this one sees the Cardinals in first place following terrific performances against a pair of opponents.

The Cards first traveled to Raleigh to face No. 2 NC State last weekend, with the Wolfpack and the Clemson Tigers ahead of Louisville in their division.

Against NC State, Louisville arguably put together its most important three-game sweep of the current season. Head coach Dan McDonnell’s Cardinals won 14-2, 6-3 and 18-6 at the home of the second-ranked team of the nation, proving Louisville’s electric talent is hitting a stride.

Shortly thereafter, Louisville traveled to Lexington and completed a season sweep of rival Kentucky. The Cards cruised in an 18-6 win with 23 hits at the Cats’ new baseball stadium, their most hits in a game in nearly 15 years.

Louisville has now won six straight games on the way to a weekend series with Miami, with both bats and arms as hot as ever. The Cardinals offense has remained red-hot as of late, and the pitching staff ranks top 15 in the country in ERA (3.21), WHIP (1.15), strikeout-to-walk ratio (2.94) and hits allowed per nine innings (6.80).

With about a month remaining in the regular season, the postseason outlook looks positive as ever for Louisville. If the offense remains hot and the pitching consistent, the Cards have a great chance of topping their division in the ACC and making a run for a return to the College World Series.






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Photos by Taris Smith & David Mucker / The Louisville Cardinal

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