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Kentucky Exposition Center To Host Craft And Vendor Show
The Kentucky Exposition Center will host the Brightstar Events Spring Craft and Vendor Show this weekend. Show hours are: Friday,
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Metro Councilman Engel, Brightside, Fern Creek Community Association, Fern Creek Chamber Of Commerce To Host Community-Wide Clean-up
Louisville Metro Councilman Robin Engel (District 22), Brightside, the Fern Creek Community Association and the Fern Creek Chamber of Commerce
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Mayor, JCPS Kick Off National Youth Violence Prevention Week
Mayor Greg Fischer today joined representatives from Jefferson County Public Schools, Louisville Urban League, community organizations and local youth to
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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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South Floyds Fork Vision Plan Open House
Metro Council members Stuart Benson (District 20), Anthony Piagentini (District 19) and Robin Engel (District 22) invite you to participate
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Metro Council Members Put Out The Call For Volunteers As Planting O’The Green Gets Underway
The call is going out for volunteers as Council Members begin planting 166 trees in four Metro Council Districts as
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Derby Festival Foundation Art Contest Recognizes Local Students
Kentuckiana students from grades K-12 were honored tonight at J Graham Brown School for their artistic achievement in the Kentucky
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“March For Meals” Raises Awareness Of Hunger, The Elderly
Louisville Metro Senior Nutrition Program announced today its support and participation in the 17th annual March for Meals – the month-long,
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Derby Festival Fans Can Vote On Next “Derby Burger” Champion
Calling all Derby Festival foodies! Festival Fans can help pick the 2019 ‘Derby Burger’ Champion. Dozens of original recipes were
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Student Artists Honored By Derby Festival
Kentuckiana students ranging in age from 5 to 18 and their winning artwork from the 2019 Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation
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Kosair Charities + Kentucky Derby Festival Help Kids “Take Flight”
Kosair Charities will partner with the Kentucky Derby Festival through special opportunities aimed at helping kids in our community take
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Summer Resource Fair For Youth
Louisville families with children of all ages are invited to a free resource fair showcasing summer activities for children, youth, and
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Louisville Student Named Champion Of Derby Festival Spelling Bee
14-year-old Ophelia Lorenz of Louisville won her first Ford Motor Company Derby Festival Spelling Bee this afternoon. Lorenz correctly spelled
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Upcoming Recreation Opportunities Through Louisville Parks And Rec
With warmer weather in sight and spring just around the corner, Louisville Parks and Recreation is encouraging the public to
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President James To Host Community Discussion Concerning Metro Budget
President David James (D-6) will continue listening to the people of his district when he hosts a Community Discussion for
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Derby Festival Releases Waterfront Jam Concert Line-Up
The Kentucky Derby Festival’s Waterfront Jam returns Thursday, April 25, at Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville. The concert series includes more than two
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Derby Festival Will Go Face T Face With Hannah Storm For 2019 Kick Off
ESPN’s Hannah Storm, current anchor for SportsCenter, will be the featured speaker at the 63rd Annual They’re Off! Luncheon on
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Louisville Beats Out Nashville, Indianapolis, For Top Metro Ranking
Site Selection magazine has ranked Louisville a “Top Metro” for economic development in two regions for number of projects in
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President James To Unveil New Sign Honoring The Work Of Herb Fink
For almost 50 years, he has been a strong advocate for the preservation of the Old Louisville area. On Thursday,
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Councilman Coan Encourages The Community To Attend The Second “Town And Gown-Hall Meeting”
Councilman Brandon Coan (D-8) is encouraging the community to come out and discuss partnership opportunities between Louisville Metro Government and
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Mayor says SummerWorks “Crucial” To Nuturing Youth
Summer jobs are critical to developing the community’s youth and building a stronger local economy, Mayor Greg Fischer said today
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First Derby Festival Event Of 2019!
A Kentucky Derby Festival favorite returns this week to help usher in spring. Festival Unveiled is Thursday, March 14, at
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Councilwoman Sexton Smith To Participate In Town Hall Meeting
At the request of the Magazine Street Seventh Day Adventist Church, Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith (D-4) will participate in a
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Locust Grove Celebrates The Lives And The Libations Of The Presidents In A New Series Of Programs
Historic Locust Grove, a National Historic Landmark established c. 1792, is excited to welcome a series of guest speakers for
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