City wins $50,000 Google prize, explains winning strategy to IL Friday, Aug 29 2014 

Mayor Greg Fischer, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-BlakeLouisville’s Metro Hall was a suitably august setting for yesterday’s announcement. Mayor Greg Fischer, flanked by other high-profile personages, announced Louisville had taken the $50,000 top prize as the winner of Google’s Get Your Business Online City Challenge in the … Continue reading

Opinion: I’m a JCPS teacher, and here’s why we’re homeschooling my daughter Wednesday, Aug 27 2014 

Boxwood_PS_kindergarten_classroomby Jason Linden This year, my daughter turned 5, and that means it’s time for kindergarten. I have been asked more than once what school she is going to. When I answer that she isn’t going to any school — … Continue reading

U of L fraternity teams up with Empower Ladies Together for back to school drive Tuesday, Aug 26 2014 

ELTEmpowering Ladies Together and members of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Inc. are teaming up for a Back to School Barbecue and drive for the students served at the Belknap Campus of the University of Louisville. The drive is to gather … Continue reading

Kentucky’s slow Internet correlates to lower intelligence? Unfortunately yes, says study Saturday, Aug 23 2014 

Screen Shot 2014-08-22 at 11.04.20 AMNot long ago IL noted Kentucky is tied for second-to-last for the slowest Internet speeds in the United States. Alaska, the wild frontier, is slower, but it’s gaining fast. We noted this is bad news for many reasons, including that expanded … Continue reading

Louisville ‘survives’ Purge hoax as student journalists eclipse professional media, shed light on fear frenzy Monday, Aug 18 2014 

purge-tshirtAs the clock struck 8 p.m. Friday and the baseless rumor of mass “#LouisvillePurge” murder was set to begin, Manual High School students Peter Champelli and Kate Hatter debunked the supposed threat, reporting that an Iroquois High School student simply … Continue reading

Center for Interfaith Relations appoints new managing director Saturday, Aug 9 2014 

Sarah Reed Harris cropSarah Reed Harris has been appointed managing director of the Center for Interfaith Relations. “We are fortunate to have found in Sarah a person of great personal faith and tremendous administrative and organizational ability,” Turney P. Berry, chairman of the … Continue reading

Kentucky State University president gives up $90k to ensure higher wages for campus workers Tuesday, Aug 5 2014 

Courtesy of Service Employees International UnionNot too long ago IL’s Terry Boyd wrote a piece about how the presidents of Centre College and Berea College each earn about $300,000 a year, and their schools are considered good educational deals, according to Money magazine. At the … Continue reading

Kindergarten Countdown Fair returns to Slugger Field on Tuesday, Aug. 5 Sunday, Aug 3 2014 

Photo by Erin McMahon.Break out your wet naps and plastic baggies of Cheerios – hundreds of 5-year-olds are expected to swarm Louisville Slugger Field Aug. 5 for the annual Kindergarten Countdown Fair. Excited squeals, nonstop chatter and runny noses are sure to abound. … Continue reading

River City to become Breastfeeding City this Saturday Thursday, Jul 31 2014 

Breastfeeding_a_babyMultiple breastfeeding-related events are scheduled around Metro Louisville this Saturday, Aug. 2, as the area steps up for World Breastfeeding Week. The two main events are The Big Latch On 2014, which is being held at Louisville maternity store Babyology, … Continue reading

New skills at work: How Louisville will benefit from the largesse of the JPMorgan Chase Foundation Tuesday, Jul 29 2014 

Advanced_editing_workshop_at_Wikipedia_in_Higher_Education_Summit,_2011-07-09A couple of weeks ago, we told you about a $250 million JPMorgan Chase program to train unemployed youths in 14 American cities, giving them needed job skills to join the workforce. Louisville was one of the cities included, but … Continue reading

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