ACE Place opens to community Saturday, May 25 2019 

Today marks a day where the tragedy of Cory Crowe was turned into a celebration for a Louisville community.


Fern Creek, Bullitt East, Southern, PRP win in Sixth Region baseball tournament Saturday, May 25 2019 

U of L commit Kaleb Corbett shines in Fern Creek's 4-1 victory over DeSales on Saturday.


Stan Lee’s former manager arrested on elder abuse charges Saturday, May 25 2019 

Stan Lee's daughter said in a request for a restraining order last year that her father's former business manager was manipulating the comic book legend.


Missing 7-year-old Kentucky boy with autism found dead in pond, police say Saturday, May 25 2019 

The boy went missing Friday night from his home in Eminence, Kentucky, and was found roughly five hours later in a pond near the home, KSP said.


The rule was 'no midriff': Why Jasmine doesn’t bare her belly in ‘Aladdin’ Saturday, May 25 2019 

Jasmine originally wore bra tops and bared her belly in Disney's 1992 animated version of "Aladdin." But things have changed in 2019.


Influence of late WKU golf coach Phillip Hatchett still inspires Billy Tom Sargent Saturday, May 25 2019 

The memory of the Hilltoppers' late coach lives on for Billy Tom Sargent as he and Western Kentucky competes in this year's NCAA golf tournament.


Latest Indy 500 weather forecast calls for chance of rain, storms Saturday, May 25 2019 

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Louisville teenager killed in Shawnee shooting has been identified Saturday, May 25 2019 

LMPD responded on Saturday morning to a call of a shooting on S. 42nd St. Decorian Curry, 17, was found suffering from a gunshot wound and later died.


Jury in Oberhansley trial to come from Indianapolis suburbs Saturday, May 25 2019 

Clark County prosecutors and attorneys in the Joseph Oberhansley case agree to pick jury members from among residents of Hamilton County, Indiana.


“Louisville Skills” program coming to Hite Art Institute Saturday, May 25 2019 

By Matthew Keck–

U of L, the Humana Foundation and Interapt are partnering to create an IT skills training program. The program will help those who are underemployed and unemployed in Louisville’s community develop tech skills.

This new program is being called “Louisville Skills” and 25 individuals will have the opportunity to participate. Participants will be taught the skills necessary to work in fast-paced and high-tech environments.

The Humana Foundation has provided $325,000 for this program, and accepted applicants won’t pay any fees. John Karman, director of media relations, said that it will require additional funding to maintain the program. The West End community of Louisville is the main target for this program.

“By addressing social determinants of healths, or the conditions under which people are born, grow, live, work and age that impact overall health and well-being, we can make Louisville a more appealing place for everyone,” Walter D. Woods, CEO of the Humana Foundation, said in the release. “It’s exciting to see two local organizations collaborating and partnering to provide education and improve the financial outcomes of historically marginalized adults in Louisville’s West End.”

With this program, U of L and Interapt want to help launch careers in the tech industry. Interapt’s renowned training program has already led graduates to jobs with Humana, Kindred, and GE. Top graduates of their program have seen their potential earnings increase to $90,000 only three years out of the program.

This is Interapt’s first partnership with a major university, and this will be U of L’s second tech partnership to come to fruition this year, along with IBM.

“Our goal is to improve the financial outcomes of the participants, helping both themselves and their families,” said U of L President Neeli Bendapudi in the release. “UofL will perform rigorous outreach to find participants who have been historically underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. This innovative and forward-thinking partnership demonstrates our unwavering commitment to diversity and inclusion in our community.”

Participants will be trained at U of L’s Hite Art Institute in West Louisville. They will also be receiving a $100 stipend weekly during their training.

Applications are avaliable at the Louisville Skills Application Portal. Employers who are looking to assist in the program’s recruiting process can contact Marnix Warren, program manager of Interapt Skills, at

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