Louisville restaurants, bars form coalition to promote safety guidelines, accountability Thursday, Aug 13 2020 

The coalition is an independent, self-governing group made up of restauranteurs, bar owners, chefs and others working closely in the food and beverage industry.

        

UPS hiring and increasing starting pay for package handlers, other entry-level positions Thursday, Aug 6 2020 

The company says starting August 1st the wage for UPS package handlers and other entry-level operations positions increased from $14 to $14.50 an hour.

        

Rye to close its doors for good Wednesday, Jul 22 2020 

In a post on Facebook, Rye on Market announced it's closing after more than eight years in business.

        

GE Appliances expansion to bring 260 jobs to Louisville Tuesday, Jul 7 2020 

The expansion, which is expected to be complete in the first quarter of 2021, will create 260 new jobs.

        

U of L to raise tuition by 2 percent for 2020-2021 Monday, Jul 6 2020 

By Madelin Shelton–

In response to the financial strain on the University of Louisville by the COVID-19 pandemic, the university has announced it will raise tuition rates for students by 2 percent.

The financial fallout of the coronavirus was predicted to create a $39,000,000 shortfall for U of L’s 2020 fiscal year . As a result of swift action, including employee furloughs, salary decreases and other cost-saving techniques, the university was able to achieve a balanced budget for the fiscal year.

However, COVID-19 is expected to cause a potential $82,000,000 negative budget impact in the next fiscal year. Among other strategies for making up the financial shortfall, U of L has decided to implement a 2% increase on tuition prices.

This comes as universities across the state have chosen to issue tuition freezes to further protect students from the drastic financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kentucky universities who have chosen to freeze tuition include: Northern Kentucky University, Kentucky State University, Morehead State University, Murray State University and Western Kentucky University.

John Karman, U of L’s director of media relations, said that tuition will rise $117 from the 2019-2020 rate of $5,866 per semester to $5,983 per semester.

“The university has been forced to use a number of levers to address the significant financial crisis caused by COVID-19. For fiscal year 2020, those levers included salary cuts, furloughs and reductions to employees’ retirement funds,” Karman said.

“For fiscal 2021, levers include the modest tuition increase and continued reductions to employee retirement contributions, among other cuts,” he continued.

When asked if the university’s administration was concerned with how this rise in tuition would impact students already struggling with the financial strain of higher education, Karman said that they were. He said the university plans to continue expanding its financial aid pool while dropping the cost of online courses to match the cost of in-person instruction.

Graphic by Joseph Garcia // The Louisville Cardinal 

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Hotels prepare for thousands to travel to Louisville for historic 2020 Derby Friday, Jun 26 2020 

They are now preparing after finding out fans will be allowed in the stands for the 146 Kentucky Derby

        

Here’s a list of Black-owned businesses you can support in the Louisville area Tuesday, Jun 16 2020 

502 Black Business Week is shining a light on Black-owned businesses in Louisville. We've put together a list of small businesses you may want to know about.

        

Echilann Images turns big ideas into reality Monday, Jun 15 2020 

Echilann Images is a Black-owned photography and media company based in Louisville, Kentucky, that was founded in 2016.

        

Caesars Southern Indiana to reopen June 15 Friday, Jun 12 2020 

The casino and hotel announced an implementation of new health and safety protocols, which enhanced its existing plans and practices.

        

Signature HealthCARE to eliminate 100 positions due to COVID-19 expenses, lack of funding and support, owner says Wednesday, Jun 10 2020 

Signature HealthCARE says the jobs will be cut from support staff and leadership positions from its Home Office in Louisville. They operate in 10 US states.

        

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