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Update on NEW Kentucky Food & Beverage Relief Fund

New information is now available for Kentucky’s Food and Beverage Relief Fund. Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announced the $40 million fund last week in conjunction with new COVID-19 restrictions that included a suspension of in-person dining. The fund is intended to provide financial relief to restaurants and bars impacted by…

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A statement from GLI President & CEO Sarah Davasher-Wisdom on Louisville Metro Council’s passage of 422 East Main TIF

A statement from GLI President & CEO Sarah Davasher-Wisdom on Louisville Metro Council’s passage of 422 East Main TIF: “Investment in downtown is more critical than ever to our region’s economic growth and recovery. Greater Louisville Inc. commends Louisville Metro Council for approving a new TIF to develop an underutilized…

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Statement from GLI President and CEO Sarah Davasher-Wisdom on Passage of Civilian Review Board legislation in Louisville

Statement from GLI President and CEO Sarah Davasher-Wisdom regarding Louisville Metro Council’s passage of Civilian Review Board proposal: “Greater Louisville Inc. recognizes the pressing need for increased public confidence in our law enforcement.  Distrust between law enforcement and the community has long created significant barriers and perpetuated systemic problems which…

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New COVID-19 restrictions announced in Kentucky

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announced new COVID-19 restrictions, impacting businesses and schools throughout the Commonwealth. The new restrictions go into effect on November 20 and are set to expire on December 13. Last month, Governor Beshear announced new recommendations for counties with high infection rates.

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Details on increased COVID-19 enforcement in Metro Louisville

This week, Louisville Metro’s Department of Public Health and Wellness announced that the city would be increasing inspections of businesses to ensure compliance with state and local COVID-19 guidelines. These inspections coincide with significant increases in positive COVID-19 cases in Louisville, Kentucky, and Indiana as well as throughout the country.

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Indiana announces new COVID-19 restrictions for counties

Indiana counties experiencing a rise in positive COVID-19 cases will now face new public health and safety restrictions. Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb announced the new restrictions this week as the state grapples with a surge in cases.

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Louisville announces new violent crime prevention program

A new violence prevention initiative is underway in Louisville, seeking to curb a rise in homicides and shootings throughout the city in 2020. Mayor Greg Fischer announced a partnership between the city and the office of U.S. Attorney Russell Coleman to implement a program known as Group Violence Intervention, or…

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Legislative leaders discuss criminal justice reform, law enforcement, and public safety with GLI and ACLU of Kentucky

Last week, a group of key legislative leaders discussed criminal justice reform, law enforcement, and public safety with GLI and the ACLU of Kentucky in the third 2020 installment of GLI’s Capitol Connection series, presented by Norton Healthcare. Panelists included: Kentucky State Senator Jimmy Higdon Kentucky State Senator Gerald Neal…

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Funding announced to help stabilize Kentucky’s Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund

Following aggressive advocacy by GLI and business organizations across the state, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announced efforts to help stabilize the Commonwealth’s ailing Unemployment Insurance (UI) Trust Fund. Stabilizing the fund will help alleviate anticipated UI tax increases for employers in 2021.

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Election 2020: GLI’s Preliminary Analysis

While the battle for the White House remains too close to call, the major election stories in Greater Louisville at the local, state, and federal levels have largely reached clear conclusions. 

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