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Metro United Way taps new CEO to head staff

courier-journal.com — Theresa Reno-Weber, a top aide to Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, has been selected as the new president and CEO of Metro United Way, replacing longtime staff chief Joe Tolan. Metro United Way board chairwoman Jane Morreau announced Wednesday that the agency's board approved the selection of the new CEO, who will take over next Jan.

Independence Bank wants Gross Diamond's site

courier-journal.com — Independence Bank plans to open its new main Louisville outlet on property currently occupied by Gross Diamond Co. at the busy confluence of Chenoweth and Breckenridge lanes and Shelbyville and Westport roads in St. Matthews. The bank is seeking a zoning variance to build a two-story main office with 5,900 square feet of space on the site of the Gross Diamond store.

Leadership Louisville Center seeks new downtown HQs

courier-journal.com — The growing Leadership Louisville Center, long housed at 732 W. Main St., has outgrown its space and has announced that it is seeking a new headquarters in downtown Louisville, perhaps at some historic location. The announcement came Tuesday at an annual Leadership Luncheon at the Louisville Marriott Downtown that was addressed by New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu.

Lonnie Ali launches volunteer service effort

courier-journal.com — Lonnie Ali, wife of the late Muhammad Ali, is sponsoring an initiative called "the Ali in All of Us" that is intended to inspire acts of volunteer service. The widow of the Louisville-born, three-time heavyweight boxing champion and humanitarian who died in June, said she is launching the ALI 75 Service Campaign with a goal to celebrate her husband's legacy and recognize that "there's Ali in all of us."

Stalled Wal-Mart project may get nudge forward

courier-journal.com — The city intends to provide $250,000 toward an effort to move off center the long-stalled plans to develop a large Wal-Mart superstore on West Broadway near Dixie Highway. "It's a positive step," said Steve Porter, the attorney for parties that have tied up the project in court for months.

Cinemark Mall St. Matthews plans $1.35M upgrade

courier-journal.com — Metro building regulators have issued a construction permit for what appears to be a major renovation of Cinemark theaters in Mall St. Matthews. The permit issued Monday listed the value of the planned improvements at $1.35 million. The 10-screen complex in the heavily-trafficked mall at 5000 Shelbyville Road has a total of nearly 1,600 seats, the permit said.

Luxury senior complex coming to Prospect

courier-journal.com — A Cincinnati real estate developer, Guttman Properties, is teaming up with Civitas Senior Living of Fort Worth to build a luxury assisted living and memory-care project called The Grand of Prospect. The $20 million community is to go on 14.8 acres off Interstate-71 in the 5200 block of Chamberlain Lane, near Norton Commons, according to a news release.

Housing agency buying First Link grocery site

courier-journal.com — The Louisville Metro Housing Authority, to protect its flanks, has signed a contract to purchase the large, longtime First Link Supermarket property at 431 E. Liberty St. for $3 million.

Fourth St project cost put at $47 million

courier-journal.com — A Cincinnati-based developer has put the cost at $47 million for a major urban complex centered near Fourth and Guthrie streets that would include 237 apartments. Capital Investment Group plans a seven-story apartment structure, along with 9,000 square feet of commercial space and the incorporation of an existing 310-space garage in the project targeted for the east side of Fourth between Guthrie and Chestnut streets.

Building owner kills plan for methadone clinic

whas11.com — LOUISVILLE ( THE COURIER-JOURNAL) -- The owners of an industrial building at 708 W. Magazine St. where a Texas company proposed opening a controversial methadone clinic have ended all negotiations with the firm.
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Jun 28, 2016

Jason Riley, WDRB. Might wanna stop using the word overcrowding. It is just crowding. How can you overcrowd? Ask an inmate.

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