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Disney buying much of Fox, will help it compete with Netflix

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Disney is buying a big chunk of the Murdoch family's 21st Century Fox in $52.4 billion deal, gaining U.S. cable channels and a major film studio and growing overseas as it tries to meet competition from technology companies.

State ABC board dismissed appeal that would have allowed liquor store to open in Smoketown neighborhood Video included

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Louisville's historic Smoketown neighborhood is making a comeback, but no one seems to want East Coast Liquors and A-Z Package Liquors to be part of the win.

Green District salad shop opens second location in downtown Louisville Video included

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The owners met through coaching and playing soccer and saw a need for a fast, healthy option. 

Groups partnering to offer $20 credit toward Lyft, CityScoot through New Year's Day Video included

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People who don't feel like driving home from holiday celebrations can take advantage of a $20 discount on the price of a Lyft or CityScoot ride.

FCC votes to undo Obama-era 'net neutrality' rules Video included

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The FCC has voted along party lines to undo sweeping Obama-era "net neutrality" rules that guaranteed equal access to internet.

Louisville man accused of attacking Rafferty's waitress during robbery

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When a waitress noticed what was happening, she ran out of the store and caught up with him, saying, "Please come back in and pay. I'm afraid I'll lose my job." 

El Taco Luchador planning a third location in Jeffersontown in spring

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Chef-owner Fernando Martinez says customers love the fresh, cooked-to-order counter service. 

Disney buying large part of 21st Century Fox in $52.4B deal

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Disney is buying a large part of the Murdoch family’s 21st Century Fox for about $52.4 billion in stock, including film and television studios and cable and international TV businesses, as it tries to meet competition from technology companies in the entertainment business.

As 'net neutrality' vote nears, some brace for a long fight

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The federal government is preparing to unravel sweeping net-neutrality rules that guaranteed equal access to the internet. And advocates of the regulations are bracing for a long fight.

AP Explains: What is net neutrality and why does it matter?

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"Net neutrality" regulations, designed to prevent internet service providers like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and Charter from favoring some sites and apps over others, are on the chopping block.

Residents say new liquor stores aren't welcome in Smoketown neighborhood Video included

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A group calling itself Smoketown Voice is hosting a news conference Wednesday at 5 p.m. at the corner of Hancock and Broadway to voice concerns after business owners proposed two opening liquor stores in the neighborhood. 

Networking conference for minority business owners held in Louisville Video included

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The Tri-State Minority Supplier Development Council connects minority-owned companies in Kentucky, West Virginia and Tennessee.

Criminals use ATM skimmers to steal bank account information in southern Indiana Video included

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Scammers cashed in by ripping information directly from Centra Credit Union ATMs in southern Indiana.

Hikes Point Kmart building to be redeveloped Video included

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The big-box building that housed the old Kmart in Hikes Point is due for a makeover and new tenants, according to a development plan filed with Metro government.

Paoli Peaks already making snow to open for the season

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The plans being made to open by the end of the week. 

2,400 new solar panels to power Oxmoor Center Video included

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Big savings are coming to Oxmoor Center, but you won't find them on a sale rack.

Long John Silver's to open new flagship Louisville location

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Construction on the new location is expected to begin before the end of the year.

Blue Bell Creamery will once again distribute ice cream in Kentucky and Indiana Video included

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Officials have not advised on what specific stores will carry the ice cream, but say it is expected to be available at most major supermarkets and drug stores.

Krispy Kreme beer is coming soon in Florida

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This isn’t the first time either brewery is experimenting with unexpected flavors, though, having already used everything from Peeps and 7-Eleven doughnuts to peanut butter and Gatorade.

Planned renovation of old Crest Motel site in Clarksville hits a snag Video included

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Plans for a troubled piece of Clarksville property have hit a snag.

IMAGES | Omni Hotel takes us inside the new hotel library bar Video included

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We've watched the Omni Hotel grow taller and taller, and now opening day is in sight. After two years of construction and $320 million, the thirty stories are almost complete.

Toyota names new leader of Georgetown, Ky. plant

Susan Elkington (Toyota photo) Susan Elkington (Toyota photo)
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Toyota veteran Susan Elkington will become the manager of the company's Georgetown, Ky. plant -- its largest auto manufacturing factory in the world.

Kroger boosts pay to recruit night-shift workers for Louisville stores Video included

Kroger's Central Station store in Louisville, Dec. 6, 2017 Kroger's Central Station store in Louisville, Dec. 6, 2017
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Kroger Co. is raising wages to recruit more employees for night shifts at its Louisville-area grocery stores. As of this week, workers whose shifts start between 9 p.m. and 1 a.m. earn a minimum of $11.15 to $11.20 per hour.

Cake Flour Bakery closing after ten years

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The owner says she's ready to spend more time with her family. 

GE's power division plans to cut about 12,000 jobs globally

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General Electric Co. will cut 12,000 jobs in its power division as alternative energy supplants demand for coal and other fossil fuels.

Busy Central Station shopping center continues to grow with Kroger expansion and new stores Video included

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An intersection of industry near the University of Louisville is about to get even busier. 

Rural King fined $14,000 for alleged safety violations at Jeffersonville warehouse

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The alleged violations include a lack of railing for part of an upper-level of the warehouse that exposed workers to potential falls exceeding eight feet.

GE Appliances union has financial problems, new president says Video included

GE Appliance Park workers on a washer line in November 2016. GE Appliance Park workers on a washer line in November 2016.
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The new president of the union representing workers at GE Appliance Park said his group is working to shore up the organization’s finances after previous leaders spent too much money and failed to properly account for expenses. The financial problems have put IUE-CWA Local 83-761 “under the microscope."

Brown-Forman raises sales, profit targets after 'blistering' first half of fiscal year Video included

Brown-Forman's headquarters on Dixie Highway in Louisville Brown-Forman's headquarters on Dixie Highway in Louisville
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Louisville-based Brown-Forman Corp. reported better-than-expected financial results in the three months ended Oct. 31 and raised its projections for sales growth and profits in its full fiscal year.

Personal info of 375,000 Duke Energy customers exposed in data breach Video included

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The customers paid a bill by check or cash at 550 walk-in payment processing centers in the Carolinas, Florida, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky since 2008.

Kentuckiana Builds holds ceremony for 13 graduates Video included

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Representatives of Kentuckiana Builds say the organization is not just laying the foundation for jobs in construction -- it's building careers.  

UPS struggling to keep up with holiday shipping demand Video included

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Online shopping has been so successful this year that UPS can't keep up.

YouTube says over 10,000 workers will help curb shady videos

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Google will have more than 10,000 workers address the problem by next year

Top editor for National Enquirer accused of sexual misconduct in newsroom

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They say he openly described his sexual partners in the newsroom, discussed female employees' sex lives and forced women to watch or listen to pornographic material.

Pizza Hut rolling out beer, wine delivery in certain cities

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Pizza Hut is letting customers in certain test markets include alcoholic beverages for delivery along with their pizza. 

Organized chaos takes over UPS Worldport as company prepares to ship 40 million more packages than last season Video included

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Peak season typically runs from Black Friday through New Year's Eve, but this year, it's predicted to run longer.

Kentucky farmers can now export horses to China, capitalizing on growing international market Video included

Updated: Dec 05, 2017 09:33 AM

For the last two years, the Chinese government put a hold on trading live horses with the U.S. over concerns about the spread of a possibly fatal disease.

Independent truckers say new regulation could cost them thousands of dollars a week Video included

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Truckers are protesting a new rule mandating electronic logging devices.

One of world's last Blockbuster stores to close

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The company filed for bankruptcy in 2010 and closed almost all of its stores in 2013.

Judge blocks Starbucks from prematurely closing 77 failing Teavana stores in Indiana Video included

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Hoosiers can thank an Indiana judge for their tea fix.

Court of Appeals decision clears way for long-delayed Willow Grande tower

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The 15-story Willow Grande tower is now on the cusp of being built in Cherokee Triangle nearly a decade after it was first proposed.

Historic Seelbach Hotel in downtown Louisville gets new owner Video included

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The company that bought the hotel and the company that will manage the property. 

Arby's is buying Buffalo Wild Wings

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The deal follows a trend of other mergers among restaurant chains.

Galt House cancels holiday KaLightoscope luminarie show Video included

Updated: Nov 10, 2017 04:17 PM

The silk-wrapped luminaries at KaLightoscope build anticipation for kids and families each year, all year long, until this year. 

Crews break ground on 2 Whiskey Row hotels with very different styles Video included

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The two hotels, Hotel Distil and Moxy Hotel, are next to each other, but their owners are aiming to attract two very different clienteles. 

Invented in Louisville, Opal Nugget Ice Maker becomes Amazon 'best-seller' Video included

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The Opal Nugget Ice Maker makes thin ice spheres, but for $500, the inventors at GE Appliances First Build in Louisville had no idea the little machine would become such a big seller.

New Elizabethtown McDonald's becomes first in region to use self-ordering kiosks Video included

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A high-tech system that started in Europe has made its way to Kentucky to deliver the fast food of the future. 

Louisville fulfillment center working to keep up with Cyber Monday demand Video included

Updated: Nov 30, 2017 10:10 PM

Strong sales from Cyber Monday have fulfillment centers racing to keep up with demand.

Analysts: Churchill Downs' sale of Big Fish Games settles some questions, raises others

Louisville-based Churchill Downs Inc. is selling its biggest division, Big Fish Games. Louisville-based Churchill Downs Inc. is selling its biggest division, Big Fish Games.
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Churchill Downs Inc.’s decision to sell its biggest division – social games operator Big Fish Games – streamlines the company’s business but also raises questions about how it will replace the profits that Big Fish generated, according to analysts who follow the company.

Churchill Downs selling mobile gaming company for almost $1 billion Video included

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Churchill Downs Inc. has agreed to a $990 million deal to sell its mobile gaming subsidiary, Big Fish Games Inc.

Union: Many American Airline flights in December lack scheduled pilots

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American isn't saying how many flights are affected, but the pilots' union says it's about 15,000. 

Appriss Inc. headquarters expansion in Jeffersontown will result in 200 new jobs

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The company has 670 employees in Louisville, Southern California, the UK and Poland.

ESPN is laying off 150 more people

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In March, ESPN laid off several TV, radio and online personalities.

Semi truck driver accused of being high on meth while texting-and-driving in Hardin County Video included

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Police say they found several "shotgun-shaped flashlights," but when a trooper tried to turn one of them on, it wouldn't work...

Jeffersonville plant fined more than $200,000 after worker's death Video included

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A Jeffersonville plant where a worker died last month has been fined more than $200,000 for safety violations. 

Against The Grain plans microbrewery, beer garden at 'Swiss Hall' property Video included

Against The Grain brewery plans to buy the Swiss Hall property at 719 Lynn Street. Against The Grain brewery plans to buy the Swiss Hall property at 719 Lynn Street.
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Louisville craft brewery Against The Grain plans to turn the Swiss Hall property in the St. Joseph neighborhood into a microbrewery, beer garden and venue for events and concerts.

Budweiser sending barley to space in hopes of learning how to brew beer on Mars

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The company said its efforts might also provide insight on its agricultural practices here on Earth, although it maintained that its foremost goal is to one day supply “a colonized red planet the same enjoyments provided here on Earth.”

National shortage driving up prices of live Christmas trees Video included

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If you think Black Friday shopping is competitive, just wait until you try to find your Christmas tree.

Christmas Casino opens in Indiana Video included

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Guests have to be at least 21 years old to enter the Christmas Casino.

Humana updates policy on executive payouts after sale, merger of company

Louisville-based Humana has updated its "change in control" policy. Louisville-based Humana has updated its "change in control" policy.
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Louisville-based Humana Inc. has updated its “change in control” policy entitling high-level executives to severance payments if they are demoted or laid off following a sale or merger of the company. Humana disclosed the change in an SEC filing late on Wednesday.

Report: Toyota puts Kentucky workers on alert to cut costs Video included

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The internal video that reportedly pushes the Georgetown plant to reduce costs and increase efficiency. 

Online shoppers disappointed after Toys R Us cancels orders because of coupon glitch Video included

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Toys R Us has fixed a glitch that allowed shoppers to get 50 percent off online purchases.

Developer withdraws plan to build Dollar General in Floyds Knobs Video included

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Some wanted to save the 150-year-old house on the property on Paoli Pike, but the county said the developer withdrew the application before Monday night's Floyd County Planning and Zoning Commission meeting.

Developer unveils plan to turn Colonial Gardens into restaurants, beer garden Video included

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The historic property across from Iroquois Amphitheater was originally opened as a beer garden back in 1902.

Holiday World to invest millions in new attractions Video included

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A huge themed maze will be added for Happy Halloween weekends.

Ikea again announces dresser recall after death of 8th child

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Ikea relaunched a recall of 29 million chests and dressers Tuesday after the death of an eighth child.

Urban League fielding community input about proposed $30 million indoor sports complex Video included

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The Louisville Urban League is taking the lead on the proposed $30 million sports complex in west Louisville and will soon host meetings to answer questions and concerns from the public.

Liquor Barn stores in Kentucky sold for $26.15 million Video included

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The investor buying the 15 stores already owns multiple Party Marts in Louisville. 

Kentucky senator pre-files bill to gradually raise minimum wage to $15 an hour in 2025 Video included

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It could be considered during the 2018 Regular Session, which would convene Jan. 2, 2018.

VIDEO | Matthew McConaughey surprises Lawrenceburg residents with door-to-door turkey delivery

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McConaughey, along with a team of 250 Wild Turkey volunteers, delivered 4,500 turkeys in an effort to reach every household in Lawrenceburg. 

Beshear: Too soon to say whether taxpayer-funded aluminum company is a 'public agency' Video included

Craig Bouchard, CEO of Braidy Industries Inc., speaks to the Louisville Rotary Club on Nov. 9, 2017. Craig Bouchard, CEO of Braidy Industries Inc., speaks to the Louisville Rotary Club on Nov. 9, 2017.
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It’s too soon to determine whether Braidy Industries, the aluminum manufacturing company in which Kentucky taxpayers are a big shareholder, is a “public agency” that must disclose its records like state and local government.

Louisville company offering pop-up classes to connect businesses with people wanting to learn new skills

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"Level Up" is a Louisville start up that offers 15 to 20 pop-up classes a month on subjects ranging from cooking to photography to mixology.

Tesla wants to electrify big trucks, adding to its ambitions

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After more than a decade of making cars and SUVs - and, more recently, solar panels - Tesla Inc. wants to electrify a new type of vehicle: big trucks. 

Now making money on Obamacare, Humana still plans to quit exchanges

Louisville-based Humana is unexpectedly making money on Obamacare exchange plans this year, company reports show. Louisville-based Humana is unexpectedly making money on Obamacare exchange plans this year, company reports show.
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Louisville-based Humana isn’t budging from its promise to stop selling individual plans in the Obamacare health insurance exchanges -- once and for all – in 2018. There’s only one problem: Humana is finally making money on the plans.

Kentucky Association of Counties inaugurates first president from Jefferson County

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According to a news release, Jefferson County Circuit Court Clerk David Nicholson was sworn in on Thursday, Nov. 9 as the body's 43rd president.

Kentucky State University students, researchers bring shrimp from the blue sea to the bluegrass Video included

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Local students are bringing what usually happens in the deep blue sea to the bluegrass.

Louisville-based Almost Family to merge with bigger competitor Video included

Almost Family's headquarters office in Lyndon Almost Family's headquarters office in Lyndon
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Louisville-based Almost Family Inc. plans to merge with its slightly bigger competitor LHC Group to create a national home-health care giant that will operate in 36 states and generate $1.8 billion in annual revenue.

Grand opening held for Aleris Corp. aluminum rolling mill in Hancock County, Ky.

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A Kentucky aluminum plant is open for business, with more space and more manufacturing capabilities.

United States Postal Service releases new letter-tracking app Video included

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There's now a fast way to track your snail mail and to know immediately if your letters are lost or stolen.

Centerstone and Uspiritus announce planned merger Video included

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The two companies treat and care for foster children and at-risk youth in Kentucky.

Wednesday is Utility Scam Awareness Day Video included

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Duke Energy says its customers have become nearly 50 percent less susceptible to scams since the formation of Utilities United Against Scams.

Digital coupon glitch forces some area Kroger stores to temporarily close Video included

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The problem was only reported in the Louisville division.

Non-profit organization releases list of nominees for Top 10 Worst Toys for the 2017 Holiday Season

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The list comes from World Against Toys Causing Harm Inc. (W.A.T.C.H.), a Boston-based non-profit.

Major renovations in store for Muhammad Ali Center

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Officials say public access to the Ali Center will be affected during the project, but visitors will still have access to most areas at the Ali Center.

Family Health Centers reopens health clinic in Russell neighborhood Video included

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KentuckyOne Health shut down the clinic in August.

Holding company behind downtown Louisville Embassy Suites files bankruptcy Video included

The Embassy Suites in downtown Louisville The Embassy Suites in downtown Louisville
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The private holding company that owns the Embassy Suites hotel in downtown Louisville has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, but the move appears to have been prompted by a long-running  dispute among the company’s owners.

KentuckyOne Health says multiple parties interested in Jewish Hospital, other Louisville facilities

The emergency room at entrance at Jewish Hospital in downtown Louisville. The emergency room at entrance at Jewish Hospital in downtown Louisville.
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) --  KentuckyOne Health says Jewish Hospital and a number of facilities it plans to offload have a “bright future” with multiple potential owners, despite their planned sale taking longer than first anticipated. WDRB reported Friday that Catholic Health Initiatives, KentuckyOne’s parent company, said it could take until June 2018 to sell all of the company’s Louisville assets, including Jewish Hospital, the Frazier Rehabilitation Ins...

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