David Jones http://wfpl.org en Humana Co-Founder David Jones Gives $1 Million to Louisville Catholic Schools http://wfpl.org/post/humana-co-founder-david-jones-gives-1-million-louisville-catholic-schools <p>David A. Jones is giving $1 million to t<span style="line-height: 1.5;">he </span><a href="http://ceflou.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Catholic Education Foundation of Louisville</a>&nbsp;to help families cover tuition costs for parochial schools.</p><p>Jones, the co-founder of Humana, said he wanted to provide support for students interested in pursuing an education through the Catholic school system.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 12:01:00 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9677 at http://wfpl.org Humana Co-Founder David Jones Gives $1 Million to Louisville Catholic Schools Parklands Project Steadily Moving Forward http://wfpl.org/post/parklands-project-steadily-moving-forward <p>The developers of a 4,000 acre public parks system along the Floyds Fork watershed in eastern and southeastern Louisville say the project is on schedule for completion in 2015.</p><p></p><p>The <a href="http://theparklands.org/park-info/park-designs/">Parklands of Floyds Fork</a> is being opened in phases. Earlier this month, several amenities were made available to the public in Beckley Creek Park, one of four parks in the system. They include hiking and biking trails and a fishing pier.</p><p></p> Thu, 22 Nov 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Rick Howlett 2574 at http://wfpl.org Parklands Project Steadily Moving Forward Fischer Endorses Jones for Jefferson County School Board http://wfpl.org/post/fischer-endorses-jones-jefferson-county-school-board <p>Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer entered the education debate and publicly endorsed former Humana Inc. Chairman David Jones Jr. for Jefferson County school board on Thursday.</p><p>The businessman is running for the District 2 seat, which covers the Highlands and Crescent Hill neighborhoods. He is facing Elizabeth Berfield, Phil Haming and George Tolhurst.&nbsp;</p><p>During a panel discussion at the Leadership Louisville Luncheon, Fischer said there are gaps in public education that need to be addressed, and that residents should follow Jones’s lead and take those challenges on.</p><p>"Our goal is to be the best large public school district in the country, period," he says. "And you’re seeing that with this school board race that we have right now. Unprecedented amount of people are running. You’re seeing a great community leader like David Jones step up to say, ‘I want to make a difference in this as well.'"</p><p> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 20:52:02 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 1509 at http://wfpl.org Fischer Endorses Jones for Jefferson County School Board Work Begins On Third Phase of Parklands Project http://wfpl.org/post/work-begins-third-phase-parklands-project <p>Construction has begun on another phase of the <a href="http://theparklands.org/">Parklands of Floyds Fork</a>, the nearly&nbsp;4,000 acre park system under development in eastern and southeastern Louisville.</p><p>Ground was broken today on a section that will include a half-mile, tree-lined walk called the Humana&nbsp;Grand Allee .&nbsp; &nbsp;It&rsquo;s being funded with an $8 million donation from Humana and its employees.</p><p>The Parklands&rsquo; Scott Martin says this is the third of the project&rsquo;s four major phases along the Floyds Fork watershed.</p> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 20:32:25 +0000 Rick Howlett 820 at http://wfpl.org Work Begins On Third Phase of Parklands Project