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59th Annual Kentucky Shakespeare Festival In Central Park
Kentucky Shakespeare kicks off its 59th annual free Kentucky Shakespeare Festival in Central Park with a comedy, a history, and a
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Mayor Fischer Provides Update To Address Impact Of Metro Council Vote
Mayor Greg Fischer today provided the public with an update on steps being taken to address a $35 million budget
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Iroquois Amphitheater Season Highlighted By National Musical Acts, Local Productions
The 81st year of the historic Iroquois Amphitheater begins Sunday, April 7 with Kentucky Shakespeare’s touring production of Macbeth, and
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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


Tree Giveaway At The Louisville Zoo
Join the Division of Community Forestry on Saturday, March 16th at the Louisville Zoo from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.
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Louisville Metro Council Votes To Suspend All Work On Current Budget’s Debt-Funded Capital Projects
Following a vote Thursday by Metro Council, Louisville Metro Government (LMG) has suspended all work on the current budget’s debt-funded capital
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Councilman Coan Announces 3rd Annual Planting O’The Green
With the help of several organizations with the goal to expand Louisville’s tree canopy, Councilman Brandon Coan (D-8) has announced
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Council Members To Host Community Discussion Concerning Budget
President David James (D-6) will join Council Members Nicole George (D-21), Kevin Triplett (D-15) and Mark Fox (D-13) in hosting
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Councilwoman Dorsey Announces Additional Town Halls
Councilwoman Keisha Dorsey will host two additional West Louisville Town Hall meetings for residents of District 3 as a way
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Southwest Dream Team Unveils Fifth Annual South Points Scenic Area Map
Mayor Fischer, the Southwest Dream Team and Metro Council members today were joined by local business owners and community members
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Council Members Offer Alternative Plan To Deal Budget
An alternative proposal has been offered to deal with the $35 million projected deficit in the coming Metro Government budget
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President James Announces Creation of New Ad Hoc Committee To Review Efficiencies And Long-Range Solutions For Metro Government
President David James (D-6) announces the creation of a special Ad Hoc Committee on Efficiencies to review all operations of
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The Next District 12 “Coffee With Your Councilman” Set For Saturday
Councilman Rick Blackwell announces the next “Coffee with your Councilman” on Saturday, March 9th.  It is an opportunity for District
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Councilwoman Dorsey Offers Online Survey About Proposed Insurance Tax
In an effort to get the views of as many people as possible in her district, Councilwoman Keisha Dorsey (D-3)
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Councilwoman Shanklin To Host Public Meeting For District 2 Residents
Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin will host a special public meeting for residents of District 2 to learn more about the pension
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Budget Committee To Hold Second And Final Public Hearing On Pension Situation
The Louisville Metro Council’s Budget Committee will hold its second and final public hearing on the proposed Insurance Tax Ordinance
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Council Members Green, Dorsey, And Purvis To Host West Louisville Town Hall
As the discussion over pensions continues, Council Members Jessica Green (D-1), Keisha Dorsey (D-3), and Donna Purvis (D-5) will host
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Dr. Moyer Responds To The Courier Journal’s Coverage Of The State’s Hepatitis A Outbreak
When we were in the middle of the hepatitis A outbreak, The Courier Journal covered our response, and a CJ
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Neighborhood Place Partners Host The Fifth Third E-Bus, A Summer Resource Fair For Youths, And More
Neighborhood Place partners have planned numerous events and resources to benefit the entire family in March. Activities include the Fifth
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March At Locust Grove Features Books, A Presidential Visit, And A Musical Farewell
The Spring Used Book SaleFriday, March 1, 10:00 am – 7:00 pmSaturday, March 2 & Sunday, March 3, 10:00 am
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Louisville Parks Foundation Completes Construction on Turf Soccer Field In William Harrison Park
Mayor Fischer joined the Louisville Parks Foundation (LPF), members of the Louisville City FC soccer club, Louisville Parks and Recreation
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Councilman Mulvihill Invites District 10 Residents To A “Chat With Pat”
On March 2, Councilman Pat Mulvihill (D-10) will be at Tim Tam’s, 1022 Clarks Lane, starting at 8:30 a.m. with
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Health And Education Committee To Receive An Update On Opioid Crisis
Members of the Metro Council’s Health and Education Committee will receive an update on how well Louisville Metro is handling
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Public Safety Committee To Discuss Lowest Law Enforcement Priority For Cannabis
The Public Safety Committee of the Louisville Metro Council will have a special discussion on making cannabis one of the
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