Access Ventures launching new platform for small businesses, lenders

Screenshot of Lenderfit website With funding from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the nonprofit investment firm Access Ventures is introducing an online platform to help ease the lending process for small businesses, microlenders and regional banks. Called Lenderfit, the platform will kick off in Kansas City in April and in Louisville in May. An unidentified third city […]

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JCPS, Kentucky students show minor jumps in 2018 ACT

JCPS Superintendent Marty Pollio talks to a PRP High School student during class change. | Photo by Olivia Krauth Jefferson County Public Schools’ 2018 graduates’ ACT scores improved compared to recent years, new test data shows. The percentage of JCPS seniors meeting state ACT benchmarks increased in all areas, district spokeswoman Renee Murphy said. Last […]

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GE Appliances wants to vaporize the water in your laundry

[embedded content] What if a machine could dry your clothes without heat? What if, instead, the machine used ultrasound to vaporize the water and push it out of the fabric? That’s the kind of breakthrough technology that researchers develop at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a government-funded research facility that collaborates with industry on anything from […]

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Norton Commons hosts its annual fall festival for all ages

For more than a decade, Norton Commons has hosted a fall festival for kids of all ages across the city. This year’s event, on Saturday, October 27, from 2 pm to 5 pm will welcome children for trick or treating and other family-friendly activities such as face painting, balloon artistry, a hay maze for little […]

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Louisville homicides down in 2018; still on pace to be among highest of past four decades

Photo by Tony Pacheco Louisville Metro Police Department records show there have been 65 criminal homicides in Jefferson County so far this year, which is a 24 percent decrease from the 86 at this point last year. However, if murders continue at the same pace throughout the rest of 2018, the annual total would still […]

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Kentuckians getting new Medicare cards to fight identity theft

The new cards will not contain social security numbers. | Courtesy of CMS New Medicare cards with a unique identifying number for each person are on the way to more than 908,000 Kentuckians, according to the federal government. Kentucky is in the latest round of states to begin receiving the cards, which are intended to […]

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Mull again: Topgolf decision delayed until Thursday after second lengthy hearing

The opposition turned out again on Oct. 15 to continue speaking against the proposed development. | Photo by Caitlin Bowling For a second time, the Louisville Metro Planning Commission continued a public hearing on the contested Topgolf development at Oxmoor Center in Louisville’s East End. While the public comment portion of the meeting is closed, […]

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Former KDE lawyer could be next JCPS general counsel

A former top attorney for the Kentucky Department of Education could be Jefferson County Public Schools’ new general counsel, pending school board approval Tuesday. Kevin Brown resigned from his role as KDE’s general counsel in late May, effective a day after JCPS requested a state hearing to challenge a recommended takeover of the district. Had […]

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TARC prepares to launch new SmartCard technology for fare collection

For years, the Transit Authority of River City (TARC), has been at the forefront of innovation to make riding the bus a more enjoyable and easier experience for passengers and to improve overall efficiency of service. Now TARC is on the cusp of the latest technological advancement with the imminent implementation of a new all […]

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An inquiring candidate wants to know: Can campaign funds be used for child care?

Josie Raymond is the Democratic nominee for state representative in District 31. | Courtesy of Josie Raymond Josie Raymond is the Democratic nominee for state representative in District 31 and the mother of a 3-year-old and a 4-year-old. During this campaign season, Raymond says, she has relied on family and friends to watch her children, but […]

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