Louisville's Simmons College of Kentucky has been officially designated as a Historically Black College and University, or HBCU.

The announcement, made today via Twitter by college President Kevin Cosby, makes Simmons College the second HBCU in Kentucky; Kentucky State University in Frankfort is the other.

The Louisville Free Public Library is offering another avenue for lifelong learning to area residents.

A grant of about $25,000 from the Louisville Metro Office of Performance Improvement is allowing the library to offer access to Lynda.com—an online learning resource program with more than 3,200 courses—for anyone with a library card, said Paul Burns, a spokesman for the library.

The library announced the offering on Tuesday.

Burns said the courses offered by the program range from photography to video game design.

Entire article at WFPL.org

UPDATE: CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER – Stay Tuned for a Rescheduled Date


On Saturday March 7th, the West Louisville FoodPort Community Council welcomes you to learn more about the FoodPort project, and food-based economic development in Louisville. Please join us; all are welcome! This project was formerly referred to as the West Louisville Food Hub and is about the proposed use for the vacant lot at 30th & W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.


10:30a – Video streaming of TEDxManhattan will begin; coffee will be provided by Heine Bros.
11:00a – Welcome, by Community Council member Mike White
11:15a – TEDxManhattan presentation by Seed Capital KY Co-Founder Stephen Reily
11:45a – Mayor Fischer presents the Metro perspective
12:00p – Boxed Lunches (available for the first 150 attendees) & Break
12:30p – FoodPort Overview by Seed Capital KY Co-Founder Caroline Heine
1:00p – Meet the Businesses Q&A, Moderated by Community Council member Russell Goodwin
2:00p – Conclude

There is street parking, as well as parking in the school lot behind the building. Entrance to the auditorium is on 22nd St.

For more information please visit: http://seedcapitalky.org/event/foodport-community-update1/

The event will be held at Western Middle School, 2201 West Main Street.

Shawnee Arts & Cultural Center Programming February 2015 through July, 2015

Tai Chi Relaxation, Tue & TR, 10 – 11:30 am, Adults (offered year round) FREE Tai Chi Chuan & QiGong, Tue & TR 6:30 pm – 8 pm, 5 & up (offered year-round) FREE

Nami Support Meetings, 3rd Saturday of each month 11 am – 12:30 pm, Adults (offered year-round) FREE

Taste of West Louisville, Saturday April 11, 6 – 8 pm Tickets $15 by calling at 502.303.0113

Shawnee Community Track & Field Club, TR 4 – 6 pm, Sat 11 am - 1 pm, 12 & up (June 6 – Sept 5) $25 Registration Fee

Summer Arts Explosion, June 8 – June 26, ages 6 to 12, Mon – Fri, 9am – 4 pm (Tentative start date pending JCPS schedule)

Three-week arts program
Cost: $120 for three-week program or $45 per week. Studio2000, June 9 – July 30, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 4 – 9 pm for ages 14 to 18

For more information, contact Portia White at 502.817.7609.