National Square Dance Convention Opens in Louisville

Elizabeth Kramer The National Square Dance Convention is back in Louisville this week — after a 27-year hiatus. And it kicked off with a caller — or announcer — calling the moves as he sang and the dancers swung around the floor. This Southern Indiana group, like many from the region, has been anticipating this […]

Library to Get Computers with Grant from E.ON U.S.

By Elizabeth Kramer The Louisville Free Public Library’s main branch will soon be getting nearly 100 computers its purchasing with a new grant. The $150,000 grant from E.ON U.S., which owns the Louisville Gas and Electric Company, is helping pay for the computers. They’ll be installed into three areas of the library’s main branch that […]

Kentucky, Indiana Get Arts Grants Worth $1.7 million

By Elizabeth Kramer The Kentucky Arts Council is set to receive a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support arts groups statewide. The council will receive more than $850,000 from the NEA to support the operating costs of arts groups as well as arts education programs. Ed Lawrence is with the Kentucky […]

AmeriCorps Set to Expand in Kentucky, Indiana

By Elizabeth Kramer Kentucky will get more AmeriCorps workers as part of the program’s national expansion. The federal government awarded more than $230 in grant money to states this week to expand AmeriCorps, a service program with hundreds of members already working in Kentucky. The expansion includes $2.8 million for service projects throughout the state […]

21C Museum Hotel Plans Expanding to Arkansas

A hotel brand that started in Louisville is growing — with a new hotel planned in Arkansas. Since 21C Museum Hotel opened in 2006 on Louisville’s Main Street, company founders Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson have decided to expand to other cities. Two hotels are being developed in Austin, Texas, and Cincinnati, Ohio. And […]

Commission Holds Hearing on Proposed Rate Increases

The Kentucky Public Service Commission is set to hold a hearing Tuesday n rate hikes proposed by Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities. LG&E is requesting to increase electricity rates by about 12 percent and its sister company, Kentucky Utilities, has proposed raising rates by more than 13 percent. If approved, it would mean […]

Glass Art Conference and Festival Get Underway

Glassmaking helped shape regional industry in the 1800s, when New Albany, Indiana, was a hub of plate glass manufacturing, and today the region is becoming known for its growing numbers of glass artists and glass studios. The latter led the international Glass Art Society to bring its annual conference to Louisville, which starts Wednesday and […]

Massive Sculpture Inspired by 1974 Tornado on Display

21c Museum unveils a large sculpture Friday night that was built to fit in its atrium as part of the Louisville Visual Art Festival focusing on glass. It’s by artist Anne Peabody, who has her own ideas about Wheel of Fortune — and it has nothing to do with a game show. It’s her name […]

Juneteenth Jamboree Opens for Final Run

Thursday’s opening of the Juneteenth Jamboree marks the 11th year of this local festival of plays focused on the African-American experience. And it will also be the last. This year’s Juneteenth Jamboree runs through June 19. Lorna Littleway, who cofounded the Juneteenth Legacy Theatre and the festival with others from the University of Louisville’s graduate […]