Bridges Authority Expects Revamped Financial Study Next Month

by Stephanie Crosby The authority tasked with determining a funding mechanism for the four-point-one billion dollar Ohio River Bridges Project is hoping to have a revamped financial report by early next month. Louisville and Southern Indiana Bridges Authority Executive Director Steve Schultz says they’ve requested a tweaked version of a report provided by the consulting… Continue reading Bridges Authority Expects Revamped Financial Study Next Month

U-of-L Trustees to Meet at Ft. Knox Thursday and Friday

by Stephanie Crosby The University of Louisville Board of Trustees meets over the next two days for their annual retreat. It’s being held this year at Fort Knox. University spokesperson Mark Hebert says the trustees wants to visit the expanding base. “To give our Board of Trustees a look at the vast array of housing… Continue reading U-of-L Trustees to Meet at Ft. Knox Thursday and Friday

Toyota of Kentucky Gives Over $100,000 to Louisville Non-Profits

by Stephanie Crosby Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Kentucky handed out more than $100,000 in grants this morning to six non-profits in Louisville. Among the recipients is a group called Project One, which works to find jobs for young people ages 13-to-24. President and CEO Charles King says the closure of Kentucky Kingdom this year left… Continue reading Toyota of Kentucky Gives Over $100,000 to Louisville Non-Profits

Salvation Army Operates 'Cooling Centers' For Those Without A/C

by Stephanie Crosby Louisville area social service agencies are opening their doors to help residents escape dangerous summer heat this week. The Louisville Area Command of the Salvation Army has opened two cooling centers, in addition to its Center of Hope homeless shelter on Brook Street. The Center of Hope is operating under a ‘white… Continue reading Salvation Army Operates 'Cooling Centers' For Those Without A/C

Highest Temperatures of the Summer Predicted for Louisville Area

by Stephanie Crosby Some of the highest temperatures of the summer so far are in the forecast for this week. Forecaster Mike Callahan with the National Weather Service says highs in the mid-to-upper 90s are well-above average temperatures for this time of year. Many counties in the far eastern part of Kentucky are under a… Continue reading Highest Temperatures of the Summer Predicted for Louisville Area

Brain Injury Convention Coming to Louisville

by Stephanie Crosby About 12-hundred visitors will be in Louisville this week for a traumatic brain injury convention. The group is called Pilot International; they work to raise awareness and education about brain injuries. Spokesperson De Fluker says they start education programs for children as young as four. “That is to teach children the importance… Continue reading Brain Injury Convention Coming to Louisville

'Lose It' Program is Falling Short of Goal

by Stephanie Crosby In March, Louisville officials announced a weight loss program for citizens. But with about two months left in the program, it’s falling well short of its goal. Mayor Jerry Abramson and health department director Dr. Adewale Troutman kicked off the Lose It Louisville program in March. Troutman says the program works better… Continue reading 'Lose It' Program is Falling Short of Goal

Indiana Begins Online Voter Registration

by Stephanie Crosby Those wishing to vote in Indiana can now register to do so online. Indiana Secretary of State Todd Rokita says the online voter registration service started July first. He says he likes the new offering because it means more people can avoid registering to vote with third parties. “Whether they be groups… Continue reading Indiana Begins Online Voter Registration

NWS Records Warmest June on Record for Louisville

by Stephanie Crosby Louisvillians experienced the hottest June on record for the city last month, according to records from the National Weather Service. Forecaster Ryan Sharp says the average temperature for June was almost seven degrees above average for the city. He says that trend doesn’t necessarily speak for what the area can expect for… Continue reading NWS Records Warmest June on Record for Louisville

Program Launched to Help the 'Unbanked'

by Stephanie Crosby A new program called “Bank On Louisville” launched today. It combines the services of a number of local banks, financial education services, and social organizations to help people who are unable to get banking services. Estimates say about twenty-percent of Americans are unable to get basic checking accounts because of past banking… Continue reading Program Launched to Help the 'Unbanked'