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Apartment project planned in Clifton area — A 13-unit apartment project is planned at 126 Vernon Ave., just north of Frankfort Avenue, in the Clifton neighborhood. Plans for the development, including a notice of an intent to apply for new multi-family zoning on the tract, has been filed with the Metro Department of Planning & Design Services.

Office usage reflects local economic vitality — Nearly 90 percent of the office space in Louisville's central business district was occupied at the end of 2015, reflecting downtown's "explosion of development on all fronts -- office, hotel and residential," a new report on office usage in Louisville and Jefferson County concludes.

Fort Knox veteran job program hires coordinator — Where Opportunity Knox, a regional effort to help veterans leaving the service to find jobs, has hired Whitney P. Allen Jr. to provide personal assistance to help them transition to civilian life. Allen is a retired Army lieutenant colonel and military intelligence officer.

American starting Louisville-LaGuardia route — American Airlines will begin offering daily, nonstop service between Louisville and New York's LaGuardia Airport on June 2. The Louisville Regional Airport Authority said the airline will offer one, daily flight on a 50-seat Canadair regional jet. American Airlines currently offers nonstop service to six destinations from Louisville International: Charlotte, Chicago-O'Hare, Dallas/Ft.
Feb 08, 2016

American Airlines starting SDF-LGA route in June. No CLT connection. That's A-OK with me.

Hilton Garden Inn on 4th joins gay-friendly list — The Hilton Garden Inn at Fourth and Chestnut streets in downtown Louisville has joined a list of local hotels that have been designated as being "gay friendly" and as meeting "welcoming qualifications" for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

Belle of Louisville expected back at wharf late next week — The drydock work on the Belle of Louisville is costing a little more and taking a little longer than first estimated. In early January, Belle Capt. John Boyle predicted the drydock work at Jeffboat would be finished by around Feb. 1 and cost about $300,000.

Norfolk Southern deal concerns Hoosier officials — Members of the Indiana congressional delegation are urging the federal Surface Transportation Board to thoroughly review a possible merger or acquisition of the Norfolk Southern Corp. by Canadian Pacific Railway. In a news release, U.S.

Galt House owner mulls properties sale, not hotel — The Al J. Schneider Co., one of the leading real estate holding companies in Louisville, is contemplating trying to unload some of its major downtown office projects. But, at least for now, the company has no intention of trying to sell its large Galt House or Crown Plaza hotels, a spokeswoman said.

Derby Fest seeks new Thunder Funder sponsor — The Kentucky Derby Festival is seeking a new partner for its Thunder Funder program for 2016. McDonald's Restaurants of Kentuckiana, the program sponsor since 2006, when it was in its second year, has not renewed its sponsorship.

Abortion foes to rally at Louisville Planned Parenthood — A coalition of anti-abortion organizations has scheduled a Saturday rally at the newly opened Planned Parenthood office on South Seventh Street. The event is intended to spotlight what the sponsors say is Planned Parenthood's "continued placement of abortion facilities in the inner city or predominately minority communities."
Feb 05, 2016

Protest against new Louisville #PlannedParenthood set for Saturday. Clinic is 1 of 2 in Ky to offer service

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Jan 26, 2016

Former Lou Metro Councilwoman Attica Scott files to run against Tom Riner for state Rep. 41st District. Interesting race shaping up.

Jan 14, 2016

Just got call from staff of Jimmy Kimmel Live wanting to interview the Ky Lottery $1 million winner. Didnt get to talk to Jimmy.

Jan 14, 2016

Why is my hand like a slice of banana cream pie? Because of meringe.

Jan 12, 2016

Huge housing project set for southeast Jefferson via @courierjournal

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