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Addax Calf born at Louisville Zoo
The Louisville Zoo welcomed a male Saharan addax calf born early morning Sunday, August 19. The mother is Patella and
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SWMS Enforcement Has Impounded 4th Vehicle Of The Year For Illegal Dumping
The Solid Waste Management Services Enforcement Department has impounded its 4th vehicle of 2018 for illegal dumping. With the help
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Mayor And Community Leaders Urge Louisville Residents To Participate In Suicide Prevention Training
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, community leaders from the Louisville Health Advisory Board, including a young woman who lost a loved
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  • Give Blood With Red Cross During Eighth Annual Give-A-Day Week Of Service (4/11/2019)

    April is National Volunteer Month. The American Red Cross is teaming up with Mayor Greg Fischer to host a special blood drive during the eighth annual Mayor’s Give A Day Week of Service. The community is invited to take part in the inaugural Mayor’s Give A Day Blood Drive, Wednesday, April 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Kentucky International Convention Center, 221 S. 4th St. in Louisville.

    Volunteer donors are the only source of blood products for those in need of transfusions, and donating blood is a simple way for those who are short on time to make a lifesaving difference.

    “We are thrilled to be partnering with the American Red Cross on the inaugural Mayor’s Give A Day Blood Drive on April 17,” said Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer. “Donating blood is a gift of the heart and a true act of compassion. I encourage our citizens to participate in this drive and throughout the year. You’ll be saving lives.”

    The Red Cross is one of many organizations able to provide care and compassion to families in need by mobilizing the power of volunteers and generous donors.

    “Community partners play a vital role in maintaining the area blood supply,” said Garry Allison, director of donor recruitment for the River Valley Blood Services Region. “About 80 percent of blood donations made to the Red Cross are through blood drives set up by community organizations, businesses, groups and initiatives such as the Mayor’s Give A Day Week of Service. We appreciate Mayor Fischer’s leadership in encouraging the people of Louisville to give of its time, talent and treasure to foster compassion in helping others.”

    Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. Donors of all blood types are needed at the inaugural Mayor’s Give A Day Blood Drive to help meet patient needs this spring. Those who come to donate will be automatically entered for a chance to win a full-size Iron Throne from HBO’s Game of Thrones. Terms and conditions apply and are available at* Additionally, all presenting donors will receive a commemorative Bleed For The Throne poster, while supplies** last.

    How to donate blood

    Individuals of all blood types – especially type O – are asked to make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting and entering sponsor code: GiveADay, or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

    Blood and platelet donors can save time at their next donation by using RapidPass® to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, before arriving at the blood drive. To get started, follow the instructions at or use the Blood Donor App.

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Kentuckiana News Headlines


Fire Crews Fight Blaze at Tire Recycling Facility
Residents Ordered to Shelter in Place as Thick Black Smoke Fills Area Liberty Tire Recycling, in the 14000 block of
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As Temperatures Are Expected to Drop, the First “Operation White Flag” of the Season is Expected to be Activated This
Temperatures are expected to drop well below freezing this weekend. For most of us, that means turning up the heat,
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New Brown-Forman Bourbon to Debut on November 11
Local Restaurant Hosts Debut of “New Old Forester” Varanese Restaurant, 2106 Frankfort Avenue, will host the “Brown-Forman Bourbon Dinner” on
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Top 5 Halloween Activities on Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY – We all know Historic Frankfort Avenue is home to the occasional ghost throughout the year, but this October
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Other Elections This November
This year’s General Election in Kentucky not only has a very important US Senate Seat race happening, there are also
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2014 Senate Race has Started
2014 is going to be an important election no matter which way you lean politically.  One of the most discussed
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Last Chance To Register To Vote in November
It’s that time of year again: election time. This year, the general election in Kentucky will be held November 4th.
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Grisly Details Emerge Surrounding Oberhansley Murder
Disturbing Details in Court Documents Include Possible Cannibalism Graphic court documents filed at yesterday’s arraignment hearing detail the charges and
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Weekend Poker Run to Benefit Scouts
Fall is in the air, but we are looking at a warm-up this weekend with almost no chance of rain.
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Transportation Officials Set to Choose Bridge Toll Operator
Are you ready to start paying to cross the Ohio River between Louisville and Southern Indiana? The $2.3B Ohio River
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Louisville Ties for 4th Place in ‘National Honesty Index’
Louisville receives top marks from Honest Tea’s national social experiment. Honest tea recently conducted an experiment in which they traveled to
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U of L Silo Demolition Project Wrapping Up
The last of the 22 silos overlooking I-65 from Floyd Street, where they have stood for nearly a century, are coming
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Don’t Miss Your Last Chance to Visit the 2014 Kentucky State Fair
The 2014 Kentucky State Fair is wrapping up this weekend.  Don’t miss your last opportunity to spend a beautiful Kentucky
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Celebrate All Things Irish at Louisville Irish Fest
The 2014 Louisville Irish Fest is coming to the Bellarmine University campus Saturday September 27 and Sunday September 28. The
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September Brings Sounds of Mountain Music to Louisville
Kentucky Mountain Music Festival Coming to the Clifton Center September 19-20 The Clifton Center, located at 227 Payne Street, has
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Wrecks, Fair Traffic Slowing Down Commute
Several wrecks in and around the metro area combine with Kentucky State Fair traffic to slow down Tuesday evening’s commute
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Frankfort Avenue to Host FAT Friday Trolley Hop on August 29th
Historic Frankfort Avenue will host the FAT Friday Trolley Hop on Friday, August 29th from 6:00pm-10:30pm. Many businesses will host
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Best Selling Authors Coming to LFPL
Six popular authors, each of whom has spent time on the New York Times bestseller list, will be appearing at the
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The Kentucky State Fair is Just Around the Corner
It might be hard to believe with the relatively cooler weather that Louisville has been enjoying, but the Kentucky State
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Area Schools Back in Session
Today is the first day of school for JCPS students throughout the metro area. Nearly 100,000 students will be headed
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