Shawnee Park will once again host a very special event in September designed to bring together families, friends, young and old as Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton and the District 5 Neighborhood Advisory Committee announce the 2015 Community Celebration set for Saturday, September 19th from 10 am to Dusk.

"Once a year, we want to bring everyone together who has helped make a difference in the district and honor those who have given their time and talent for the benefit of all," says Hamilton (D-5). "It is a time to kick back and enjoy the last days of summer."

Children's activities will be from 10 am to 2 pm. A custom car show will also take place.

The musical, cultural and awards celebration will be held at the Shawnee Park Amphitheater from 3:00 pm until dusk. This year's musical entertainment will feature: Tony Fish, The Louisville Connection, The Unlimited Show Band, Maestro J, Mike B and Roots and Wings. The highlight of the Celebration is the annual Molly Leonard Community Service Awards. The awards are presented to salute many dedicated volunteers in the District 5 Community. Nominate an outstanding community member for this recognition by September 4th to the District 5 office. For more information on the District 5 Community Celebration, or if you would like to be a food or craft vendor or have your non-profit organization have a booth, contact Councilwoman Hamilton's office at 574-1105 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Russell neighborhood has multiple untapped assets, including the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage and the former Mammoth Life building, that could help revitalize the area, according to a report from a group of architects and development experts from the American Institute of Architects.

The six-person volunteer team’s mission was to help Russell residents gain control of their neighborhood’s development, specifically along Muhammad Ali Boulevard between Sixth and 32nd streets.

“Part of our role is to help you stretch your thinking a bit,” said Don Edwards, a team member and CEO of Justice & Sustainability Associates.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A move from the University of Louisville's Health Sciences Center campus to West Louisville will lead to stronger relationships between UofL's Office of Public Health Practice and local residents. The Old Walnut Street development at 1300 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd. is the new home of several OPHP staff members who will work with residents and community groups to advance social justice, reduce health disparities and build capacity for improved health through the integration of practice, research and teaching.

"This move underscores the mission of UofL's Signature Partnership Initiative designed to enhance the quality of life and economic opportunities for residents of West Louisville," said UofL President James Ramsey. "Our university is proud to be a part of more than 100 partnerships in this area, with nearly 4,500 instances of student, faculty and staff engagement during the last academic year."

"We know social and economic disadvantages, as well as poor health, exist disproportionately among racial minorities and those in poverty," said Dean of the UofL School of Public Health and Information Sciences, Craig Blakely, Ph.D., M.P.H. "Where a person lives is a predictor of life expectancy – and the lowest life expectancies are in neighborhoods with the highest levels of poverty. Enhancing the lives of all Kentuckians is our mission, and we are doing just that through the Office of Public Health Practice efforts."

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