LouisvilleKY’s 2016 Sustainability Summit: It Takes a ‘Ville Thursday, Oct 20 2016 

Louisville, Ky., – The Louisville Metro Office of Sustainability and the Louisville Sustainability Council (LSC) are hosting the third annual Sustainability Summit on Saturday, October 29, 2016. Highlights will include innovative speakers from across the U.S. and a focus on opportunities for residents to actively engage in creating a more sustainable Louisville.

“Making Louisville more sustainable is an ambitious goal that we can achieve if everyone does their part,” said Mayor Greg Fischer. “Individual contributions towards this effort are becoming ever more urgent in the face of local and global challenges. The Summit’s focus on action is more relevant than ever.”

The 2016 Sustainability Summit welcomes educators, leaders, innovators, and interested citizens of all backgrounds to attend the event. This year’s theme – It takes a ‘Ville – reflects on the need for everyone to contribute to community progress towards a sustainable city.

Louisville Sustainability Council

Attendees will hear from sustainability leaders from across the country. The morning panel will feature:

Matt Gray, Director of the Cleveland Office of Sustainability,
Jennifer Lansing, Senior Environmental Research Analyst for the Minneapolis Health Department,
Rick Hicks, Director or of the Office of Environmental Protection and Sustainability at the Columbus Public Health Department, and
Ryan Evans, a leading expert in the state of Utah on the impact of air quality on economic development.
Dr. Shahzeen Attari, the Summit’s keynote speaker from the top-ranked Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, will conclude the Summit with a speech entitled, Perceptions of Resource Use and Methods to Motivate Action.

Summit registrants will learn about local projects in need of participation from the community. This Showcase of Partners will include opportunities for testing water quality in Jefferson County, establishing a local food co-op, participating in multi-modal transportation options such as ride-share and car-sharing programs, integrating sustainability into Louisville’s Comprehensive Plan, invasive species removal, community-supported bike repair, and healthy landscape auditing.

“This year’s summit will have something for everyone,” said Maria Koetter, Director of the Office of Sustainability. “From national experts to homegrown pioneers, the event aims to engage a diverse audience to support idea generation and specific efforts to help achieve the city’s health and sustainability goals.”

The 2016 Sustainability Summit is proud to receive support from Presenting Sponsors Yum! Brands and Humana, as well as TARC, K. Norman Berry & Associates Architects, PNC, UPS, Partnership for a Green City, and many others, all of whom are committed to sustainability.

“We are building upon last year’s summit, which focused on Improving Air Quality, where many great ideas for short and long term projects were identified. This year’s local project showcase will have a direct impact on improving Louisville’s air quality, as well as improving Louisville’s STAR Community rating, especially in the areas that were identified as key gaps,” said Emily Chandler, Louisville Sustainability Council Executive Director.

To kick off the Summit, registrants are invited to attend the first public showing of Beargrass: The Creek in Your Backyard on Thursday, October 27, from 6:00 – 8:00pm at the Clifton Center. The film showing is open to the public with a $5 suggested donation to benefit the Kentucky Waterways Alliance, Beargrass Creek Alliance, and Salt River Watershed Watch. Summit registrants will receive a free drink ticket.

The 2016 Sustainability Summit will take place Saturday, October 29, from 8:00am – 4:30pm at Bellarmine University in Frazier Hall. Registration includes a one-year membership with the LSC. Advance registration is still open and will be discounted until October 23. After that, tickets will be $50 for LSC members, $75 for the general public, and $25 for students. Tickets are available online through October 28th. Tickets will also be sold at the door the day of the event. A limited number of free scholarship tickets are available. Scholarship applications, due October 21, are available on the event website.

More information, as well as the registration form, can be found on the Louisville Sustainability Council website: http://louisvillesustainabilitycouncil.org/2016-sustainability-summit/

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LouisvilleKY’s 4th Annual Community Shield Conference set for Thursday Tuesday, Oct 18 2016 

Increase Community Awareness and Reduce the Impact of Violence

Louisville, Ky., – Community Shield, a local collaborative whose mission is to reduce the impact of violence on children in our community, will hold their 4th Annual Conference on October 20. Featured speakers will be Dr. Nancy Hardt of Gainesville, FL (Professor Emeritus, Pathology & Obstetrics/Gynecology College of Medicine, University of Florida) and Dr. Ruth Shepherd (former Director, Division of Maternal & Child Health, Kentucky Department for Public Health).

The event will take place at the Crowne Plaza (Louisville Airport), 830 Phillips Lane, Louisville, KY from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Subject matter will include information to increase awareness and understanding of the effects of exposure to violence on children and appropriate response and referral, within the ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) model. Participants will learn how to effectively utilize data to secure resources and design concrete strategies to reduce the negative impact of violence on children in the community.

city skyline

“Research examining Adverse Childhood Experiences has been able to connect the childhood experiences of adults to risk factors and long lasting effects on health and well-being, stated Chris Owens, director of Louisville Metro’s Office For Women one of the event organizers. “Now we have the opportunity to use that information to identify, in real time, children whose future health and well-being are at risk due to adverse childhood experiences; improve how we work with families; and implement targeted trauma informed programming and prevention measures.”

Social workers, counselors, psychologists, teachers, out-of-school time providers, child care providers, medical professionals, faith based ministers and other youth workers are encouraged to attend.

The event is co-sponsored by Kosair Charities, Metro United Way and Face It. The Department of Community Services/Office For Women is a core partner of Community Shield.

To learn more and register for the 4th Annual Community Shield Conference visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/4th-annual-community-shield-conference-tickets-27473367582.

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Meetings begin tomorrow on future of LouisvilleKY’s Urban Government Center Monday, Oct 17 2016 

Louisville, KY., – In late August, residents and stakeholders of the neighborhoods surrounding the Urban Government Center attended a series of workshops hosted by Develop Louisville’s Office of Advanced Planning designed to gather community input on the proposed redevelopment of the Urban Government Center. Attendees offered suggestions on possible reuses of the 12-acre campus, which includes several buildings located at and around 810 Barret Avenue and a parking lot at 814 Vine Street.

Louisville Metro Government has been relocating the occupants of the Urban Government Center, and the remaining occupants will vacate the space by the end of the year. The buildings are in need of substantial repair and are larger than required for Louisville Metro Government’s needs. In the coming months, Louisville Metro Government will solicit proposals for the redevelopment of the Urban Government Center campus, which is a prominent part of the Paristown Pointe neighborhood.

Develop Louisville will conduct three follow up meetings to present the information gathered during the August workshops. Students from the University of Kentucky School of Architecture will present visual representations of community priorities expressed during the workshops, and additional community feedback will be collected to inform the redevelopment process.

urban government center

Citizens are encouraged to attend one or more of the three upcoming meetings, which will take place on:

Tuesday, October 18, 6 pm – 8 pm

Saturday, October 22, 10 am – 12 pm

Monday, October 24, 6 pm – 8 pm

All meetings will be held at 810 Barret Avenue in the first floor conference room.


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UberGreen Spaces’ Green Home Tour offers Sneak Peak of its Newest Home in LouisvilleKY Wednesday, Oct 12 2016 

Prospect, Kentucky – UberGreen Spaces & Homes will reveal its newest green home development, titled simply Su Verde (or About Green in Italian) The Proud Green Home of Louisville, in Norton Commons.

The Louisville-based green designer and builder has created what is likely to be hailed as Kentucky’s greenest home developed to date.

“This home isn’t just about energy efficiency, but Su Verde actually has a positive effect on the environment by putting energy back into the grid and repurposing rainwater” says Sy Safi, founder, UberGreen Spaces & Homes. “Almost 90% of our lives are spent indoors which puts great emphasis on the importance of proper design, and a healthy and safe environment for our families.”

green home bed

Su Verde The Proud Green Home of Louisville is all about green in a way that goes beyond energy-efficiency. The home touches on important aspects of our built environment such as Energy, Water, Waste, Indoor Air Quality, Materials, Comfort, Mind, Light, Acoustics, Nourishment, Fitness, Health & Happiness, Biophilia, Biomimicry, Equity and much more.

“The experience of this home is phenomenal. Rarely do we think about comfort, health and wellness in spaces. When you spend time in this home you truly feel what comfort is and what it’s like to be naturally energized from being here,” says Safi. Additionally, nearly all of the art, furniture, decor, and even the flooring is sourced from local artisans and makers, from interior designer, Sandra Perry, owner of Honest Home based in the NuLu neighborhood located off East Market Street.

You can see pictures of the home through the UberGreen website, www.ubergreenhomes.com, or on the company Instagram. www.instagram.com/ubergreenspaces.

Su Verde has been endorsed by one of the most visited industry leading green home media sites in the world today, Proud Green Home founded by Bob Fincher, www.proudgreenhome.com. Articles, white papers and videos can be found at http://www.proudgreenhome.com/topics/proud-green-home-of-louisville/. Their mission is to publish credible and useful online news and information to enables homebuilders, remodelers, architects, developers, product suppliers and others to create more efficient, sustainable and enjoyable homes. Both Sy and Bob teamed up to promote the home
to North America and the world.

green home

Su Verde The Proud Green Home of Louisville will be available for purchase and open to the public and industry professionals for tours and information/education sessions from Friday, October 14th through Wednesday, October 26th.

UberGreen Spaces & Homes is a creative division of GCCM Construction Services LLC.

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Blaze Opens LouisvilleKY store today; free pizza tomorrow! Monday, Oct 10 2016 

Nation’s leading build your own pizza restaurant continues local expansion

Photos from Blaze’s Instagram page

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza, the nation’s leading fast casual, build your own pizza concept, announced today it will open a new location at The Paddock Shops in Louisville on Monday, October 10. Diners are invited to celebrate the opening with free pizza on Tuesday, October 11 from 11 am to 9 pm. Anyone who follows Blaze Pizza on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat will be eligible for a custom-built pizza on the house.

The new Blaze Pizza, located at 4055 Summit Plaza Drive next to Zoes Kitchen and Five Guys, features a 3,470 square foot interior includes with seating for 113, and an additional 20 seats on an outdoor patio. The hours of operation will be 11 am to 10 pm Sunday through Thursday, and 11 am to 11 pm Friday and Saturday.


Blaze Pizza offers a modern spin on one of America’s most loved meals. Each restaurant features an interactive open-kitchen format that allows guests to customize one of the menu’s signature pizzas or create their own, choosing from a wide selection of carefully sourced, high-quality ingredients – all for around $8. The 11-inch personal pizzas are then sent to a blazing hot open-flame oven – the centerpiece of the restaurant – where dedicated pizzasmiths ensure that your thin-crust pies are fast-fire’d and ready to eat in just 180 seconds.

“Blaze Pizza is a high-quality, budget-friendly dining option for shoppers and families on the go that continues to stand out among the competition,” said Ed Hitner, Operating Partner for Blaze Pizza in Louisville. “Louisville residents know that if they want a filling and delicious pizza, built exactly the way they want it, Blaze is the place to go.”

The concept, known for its custom built pizzas, freshly made salads, blood orange lemonade and s’more pies, came to Kentucky in June 2014 with the opening of its first Louisville restaurant at Shelbyville Road Plaza in St. Matthews. A second location opened at Louisville’s Middletown Commons in June 2015, and the restaurant debuted in Lexington at the University of Kentucky later that year in August. A fourth location opened in Bowling Green at 2825 Scottsville Road in May.

Each restaurant makes its own dough from scratch, using a recipe developed by critically-acclaimed Executive Chef Bradford Kent (the “Pizza Whisperer”), which requires a 24-hour fermentation period to produce his signature light-as-air, crisp crust. For pizza fans with specific dietary needs, Blaze Pizza offers gluten-free dough and vegan cheese. The new Louisville restaurant will also feature a selection of wine and draft beer.

The authenticity of Blaze Pizza, along with its culture that focuses on the happiness of its guests and crew, has been the key to the concept’s nationwide popularity and expansion. Blaze’s close attention to detail extends well beyond the food, as seen by its carefully considered, modern approach to restaurant design. Award-winning design architect Ana Henton has added several unique, modern touches to the new Louisville location, including an oversized wall mural custom designed to suit the space.

Driven by its commitment to “Intelligent Choices for Our Pizzas, People & Planet,” the restaurant was constructed with recycled and sustainable materials, uses eco-friendly packaging and features energy-efficient LED lighting.

Blaze Pizza looks forward to continuing to build strong roots within the community. To that end, the company has developed a turn-key in-restaurant fundraiser program that returns 20 percent of an event’s proceeds back to local organizations. Blaze Pizza at The Paddock Shops will be partnering with local schools, sports clubs and other groups to host fundraising events at the new restaurant. For more information, please visit blazepizza.com/fundraising.

The new Blaze Pizza is operated by Louisville-based Millennial Restaurant Group (MRG), which continues to develop the concept throughout Kentucky, Tennessee and Florida. The partnership consists of James Patterson Sr., Jim Patterson II, Ulysses (Junior) Bridgeman, Wayne Albritton and Collins Cogan.

About Blaze Pizza
The first Blaze Pizza® restaurant opened on Aug. 6, 2012, in Irvine, Calif., and quickly gained attention for its chef-driven recipes, thoughtful interior design and a service culture that celebrates individuality. Now ranked as the leading fast-casual pizza chain in the Technomic Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report, Blaze Pizza is building momentum and developing a cult-like following as it expands across the country. The company currently operates 153 restaurants in 31 states and Canada, including the major metropolitan areas of Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Toronto, Dallas, Las Vegas and Boston. Founded by Elise and Rick Wetzel (co-founder of Wetzel’s Pretzels), the concept is backed by investors including LeBron James, Maria Shriver, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Boston Red Sox co-owner Tom Werner and movie producer John Davis. For more information, please visit blazepizza.com andfacebook.com/blazepizza or click here to view a company video.

Blaze Pizza®, Fast-Fire’d®, the horizontal logo design, and the proprietary names “Pizzasmith,” “Intelligent Choices for Our Pizzas, People & Planet” and related trademarks are the property of Blaze Pizza LLC.

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Jack O’Lantern Spectacular Returns to LouisvilleKY’s Iroquois Park Wednesday, Oct 5 2016 

5,000 artistically carved pumpkins to light walking trail

Louisville, KY., – In what has become the must-see event of the Halloween season, the Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular is returning for the fourth consecutive year to south Louisville’s Iroquois Park, where 5,000 artistically carved pumpkins will greet visitors from Oct. 13 through Nov. 6. The pumpkins will illuminate a 1/3-mile trail adjacent to the Iroquois Amphitheater, and Metro Parks officials estimate up to 90,000 people will visit.

The trail is open from dusk until 11 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, and until midnight on Friday and Saturday nights. Tickets range from $9 to $15, with discounts for seniors and children 12 and under. Proceeds from the event benefit the Louisville Parks Foundation.

The wooded trail begins just outside of Iroquois Amphitheater (1080 Amphitheater Road, Louisville, KY 40214) and weaves its way through the trees with themed vignettes set to music. The carved, lit pumpkins rotate on a weekly basis, creating a different experience each weekend.
The event is held rain or shine. Coach drop-off and on-site parking is available.

jack o lantern pumpkin
Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular is produced by Louisville Metro Parks and the Louisville Parks Foundation in conjunction with Passion for Pumpkins, a multimedia production company with more than 25 years’ experience in redefining fall by transforming any landscape into an illuminated organic gallery.

This year’s sponsors include Papa John’s, Delta Dental, WellCare, LG & E, Republic Bank, Wendy’s, KFC, Muhammad Ali Center, Kentucky Select Realtors and Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana.
TICKET INFORMATION Sunday – Thursday Adults $12, Seniors (62+) $10 and Children (3-12) $9

Friday – Saturday Adults $15, Seniors (62+) $13 and Children (3-12) $12
Individual tickets may be purchased in advance for specific nights at the Iroquois Amphitheater Box Office or online at www.jackolanternlouisville.com. Visitors are also encouraged to use the hashtag #502Pumpkins on social media to share images or experiences they enjoy while touring the show.

Tickets for groups of 25 or more can be purchased in advance by calling 502/368-5063, or in person at the Iroquois Amphitheater Box Office between 9 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday, and Saturdays from 12 – 4 p.m. The Ticket booths will open at 5 p.m. beginning October 13.

Group tickets are discounted at $10 Sunday through Thursday and $12 on Friday and Saturday.

The event is held rain or shine. No refunds will be given, but advanced purchased tickets may be exchanged for another day.

jack o lantern


The Louisville Parks Foundation (LPF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which inspires donors to invest in our more than 120 public parks and recreational facilities – for present and future generations. LPF’s purpose is to identify, and strengthen financial support for park improvements and environmental improvement strategies through corporate, civic and citizen participation. This is accomplished by in-kind and financial gifts through memberships, grants, corporate sponsorships, wills, memorials and other contributions as identified by the foundation.
Passion for Pumpkins Inc. is a multimedia production company with more than 25 years’ experience in redefining fall by transforming any landscape into an illuminated organic gallery. Begun as a small family run event used to raise funds for the Oxford School department in Massachusetts, the founders of Passion for Pumpkins and their partners have produced “pumpkin shows” in New England that have been attended by over a million patrons.
Since 1968, the Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau’s (LCVB) primary goal has been to enhance the city and county’s economy through tourism development – to promote and sell Louisville as a destination for conventions, trade shows, corporate meetings and pleasure and business travel on a worldwide basis. The LCVB was one of the first Destination Marketing Organizations to become accredited in 2006, through the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program, an independent, international standards program developed by the Washington, D.C. based Destination Marketing Association International. Lonely Planet Guidebooks recognized Louisville as its top U.S. travel destination for 2013.

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LouisvilleKY’s Bowman Field to hold first Aviation Heritage Festival Wednesday, Oct 5 2016 

Louisville, KY, – -Historic Bowman Field is an aviation, architectural, and civic treasure.
To celebrate and promote this wonderful community resource, The Bowman Field Friends (BFF) will be hosting the first Bowman Field Aviation Heritage Festival this weekend, Oct. 8-9.

This event will feature rare vintage aircraft from all over the United States and will also showcase the many different aviation activities that currently operate on airport today. Highlights of the festival will include rides in an original restored Ford Tri-Motor and DC-3 aircraft, two airplanes that operated from Bowman Field during its heyday as Louisville’s primary airport.

dc plane

Bowman Field, established in 1920, has the distinction of being the longest continuously operating commercial airport in the United States. It is located approximately five miles from downtown Louisville, KY and has convenient access from I-64 via Cannon’s Lane and I-264 via Taylorsville Road. Bowman Field is situated on 426 acres adjacent to Seneca Park and nestled between 4 Louisville Neighborhoods and a country club. There are 17 buildings, with three on the National Register of historic places, including the art deco Administration Building built in 1929 designed by local architect William Arrasmith.

The Bowman Field Aviation Heritage Festival will be held in the area around the historic Administration Building and the 1929 Curtiss Flying Service Hangar, current home of Central American Airways. There will be 30-40 historical aircraft on display, vintage airplane rides, vintage cars, military vehicles, community exhibitors and historical interpretation actors. Bring the family to take them through the history of Aviation, plus let the kids make old time airplanes in the Kids Craft Corner.

“People have a great affection for airplanes and Bowman Field provides the perfect park-like setting and historical context for connecting with the beauty and wonder of flight. We are excited to create this event that makes aviation come alive here at Bowman Field by bringing together the aviation and the local community. and to share this wonderful resource and experience with a greater audience.“ said Rick Tabb, Executive Director of Bowman Field Friends.

bi-wing airplane

Hours of Festival:

Saturday, October 8
8:30am – 6pm
8:30am Yum! Brands Balloon Rally – Bring Canned Goods to end local hunger
8:45 Start of the “Bowman 4Miler Fun Run”
9am – Pancake Breakfast
Vintage Plane Tours & Rides
Food Trucks
Kids Craft Corner
AND More

Sunday, October 9
11am – 4pm
Vintage Plane Tours & Rides
Food Trucks
Kids Craft Corner
AND More


• Exhibitors all around airfield

• 30 + Vintage Airplanes

• Airplane Rides

• Bourbon, Craft Beer and Food Trucks

• Purnell’s “Old Folks” Sausage Pancake Breakfast (Saturday Only)

• Kids Aviation Arts & Crafts Area

Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for those 6-16 and free for kids under five.
Foundation Mission Statement:
• Bowman Field is an accurately preserved and meticulously cared for Aviation Heritage Site and is a vibrant, active public park with historic displays, activities and events, and wonderful spaces where the public can enjoy, learn, appreciate, and engage with aviation and aviation heritage.

• The Foundation is a fully funded organization with a broad base of community support, and officially sanctioned by the LRAA and the City of Louisville.
Visit: www.bowmanaviationfest.com

Bio on Rick Tabb, Executive Director of BFF:

Rick Tabb is a business consultant specializing in strategic and developmental planning years of experience working with organizations to help them grow and achieve their goals. He is a 1980 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, and served 7 years as an armor officer in the US Army. He has been a freelance business consultant since 1992 and has worked with thousands of organizations, from Fortune 100 to very small startups. He has also been Manager of Training and Development for Brown Forman, Program Director of Leadership Louisville, and founder and owner of Workshop, the Creative Workplace from 1994-2004. His current business, Eagles Nest Executive Retreat is based in the former tower of the Historic Bowman Field Administration Building. He is working to establish a non-profit organization, Bowman Field Friends, to promote aviation and historic preservation at Bowman Field. He is a private pilot and flies his 1965 Alon Aircoupe whenever he can.

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Even if it’s not in LouisvilleKY, there are plenty of reasons to Love Abbey Road on the River in Jeffersonville Tuesday, Oct 4 2016 

Louisville, KY (Oct. 4, 2016) – After 12 years in Louisville, the world famous Beatles tribute festival WAVE 3 News Abbey Road on the River will move to Jeffersonville, Ind. The festival will debut in Jeffersonville Memorial Day weekend, May 25-29, 2017.

Single day “Reserved” tickets, which include special VIP concerts, late night shows and reserved seating, are now on sale at the Abbey Road on the River website. Enter the code “October” now through Oct. 31 to save $20 on each Reserved ticket. Single day general admission tickets will go on sale Nov. 1.

Top 5 Reasons to Love Abbey Road on the River in Jeffersonville:
*Proximity: Abbey Road on the River may be moving to a new city and state, but the new venue, Big Four Station Park, is only two miles from the festival’s previous home at the Louisville Belvedere. Since 80% of attendees have come from within 100 miles of Louisville, these Beatles fans won’t have to change their travel plans to enjoy the five days of peace, love and rock-n-roll.

abbey road
*Local restaurants, retail: Jeffersonville’s exploding local business scene, including its revitalized Main Street district, boasts an abundance of restaurants, retail and hotels. That means festival patrons will get to explore fantastic new options.
*Views: Pedestrians walking the Big Four Bridge (Fab Four Bridge) will have a unique perspective overlooking the festival site from above. And, festival goers will be steps away from the iconic Louisville skyline view from the Big Four Bridge.
Direct access for boaters: The $3 million renovation to the Jeffersonville marina, now called Fisherman’s Wharf, houses 15 boat slips, 30 boat docks, and a kayakers’ area.
*Parking: 1,200 free parking spaces are within a half-mile of Big Four Station Park.*The 2017 festival will coincide with a number of musical anniversaries: 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love and the 50th anniversary of the release of the greatest album in rock history – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Wave 3 News Abbey Road on the River will celebrate the musical history milestones with a lineup of popular musicians from that 1967 summer:
Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone
Grammy-winner Peter Asher of Peter and Gordon
American rock band The Grass Roots
The Family Stone
Mark Lindsay of Paul Revere and the Raiders
American rock band Ambrosia
Former Wings band members Laurence Juber (guitarist) and Steve Holley (drummer).
The Clarion Hotel Conference Center and Sheraton Louisville Riverside will serve as headquarter hotels for guests. For more information and to purchase tickets for this year’s event, visit www.arotr.com.

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LouisvilleKY’s Slugger Field to host 2017 ACC Baseball Tournament Tuesday, Oct 4 2016 


LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Louisville Slugger Field will play host to the 2017 Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Championship for the first time in stadium history from Tuesday, May 23 – Sunday, May 28. Game times and ticket information will be available at a later date.

The ACC Baseball Championship has been played since 1973 and will be played in the state of Kentucky and city of Louisville for the first time. The University of Louisville, which joined the ACC for baseball beginning in the 2015 season, will be the host school of the tournament.

slugger field

“We are thrilled to host to the ACC Tournament at Louisville Slugger Field in 2017,” said Louisville Bats President Gary Ulmer. “We would like to thank the Atlantic Coast Conference for choosing our venue; this is a huge win for our community.”

The 2017 tournament will feature the top 10 ACC teams with two games on May 23, followed by three games per day Wednesday through Saturday, May 24-27, in a round-robin format. The championship game will be played between the two pool winners on Sunday, May 28.

In 2016, the ACC set a conference record and tied the all-time mark with 10 teams in the NCAA Championship field, including three national seeds.

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LouisvilleKY to be the Host Site of upcoming police forum Tuesday, Oct 4 2016 

Metro Police Chiefs & Community Dialogue at Critical Time

PR Newswire

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Louisville hosts The Bridge Forum (www.thebridgeforum.com), a national gathering of police chiefs, law enforcement and community members, Fri., Oct. 28, 9am, led by Dr. Kevin W. Cosby, president, Simmons College; David W. Tandy, president/CEO, Kentucky Diversity Chamber of Commerce and Alan “AP” Powell, Checkered Flag Run Foundation (CFRF).

Powell is a Westend Louisville native and entrepreneur, and founder, The Bridge Forum. Powell also is founder of CFRF, which seeks to ensure every student & veteran crosses the finish line.

Said Powell: “After having a conversation with childhood friend, Troy L. Gray, CFRF board member and Executive Director of PEAK Community Supports Inc. in Louisville, I knew I had to bring this conversation back to the city I grew up in. To see my hometown make national news for violence was so disheartening. I knew I had to tap into my resources and take a stance by bridging the gap between community and law enforcement.”

bridge forum

The Bridge Forum, Louisville, features:

Chief of Police Steve Conrad, Louisville
Dr. Cedric L. Alexander, past president of NOBLE, director of public safety, DeKalb County, Ga.; CNN Analyst
Chief of Police Regina J. Price, Darby-Township, Delaware County, Pa.
Chief of Police Cecil E. Smith, Sanford, Fla.
Assistant Chief of Police Mattie M. Provost, Houston, Texas
Deputy Chief of Police U. Renee’ Hall, Detroit, Mich.
The Bridge Forum is a model to exchange concepts to solve inner-city challenges.

Lamont Robinson, VP Supplier Diversity, Nielsen: “I am excited to represent Nielsen at this very important event. It is the quintessential community experience connecting local elected officials with the stakeholders they represent and serve. I come from an underserved community run by the same small businesses you can find in any disadvantaged community nationwide. Our small businesses can’t be successful if we destroy them in our anger; and my purpose is to educate people on the link between these very vital entities and to the economic growth of underserved communities whether local or national.”

Johnny C. Taylor Jr., Lawyer, Author, president & CEO, Thurgood Marshall College Fund moderates; and Tandy, who also served as 7th and 10th president of Louisville Metro Council and is 4th District councilman and attorney, Bingham, Greenebaum & Doll, LLP, emcees.

Logo – http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161003/414793LOGO

SOURCE Checkered Flag Run Foundation

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