Yale Students Present Downtown Distillery Designs for Louisville

The students from the Yale School of Architecture who visited Louisville in February have unveiled their designs for a distillery downtown. The students studied the region on their visit, with a specific focus on Louisville’s downtown and the bourbon industry. Their task was to each design a distillery that could stand near First and Main… Continue reading Yale Students Present Downtown Distillery Designs for Louisville

Safer Synthetic Tracks Slow to Catch on at U.S. Tracks

Each of the Triple Crown events—the Kentucky Derby, Maryland’s Preakness and the Belmont Stakes in New York—is run on a dirt track. Some in the horse racing industry want to end that tradition and lay down potentially-safer synthetic tracks. But with grandstands increasingly empty, critics say track owners are putting profits over safety. As part… Continue reading Safer Synthetic Tracks Slow to Catch on at U.S. Tracks

Costly Care for Racehorses Must Be Weighed Against Profits

According to the New York Times, 3,600 race horses have died at the nation’s tracks over the last three years. Modern technology might have saved some of those animals, but, in an industry that must worry about the bottom line, healing a horse is often too expensive. As part of our “Track Tech” series, WEKU’s… Continue reading Costly Care for Racehorses Must Be Weighed Against Profits

Changing Gambling Laws Affect Track Attendance in New York

Attendance at horse racing tracks has declined, and many blame the availability of online betting. Why deal with parking, unpredictable weather, and expensive concession stand food when all you care about is handicapping the race and winning money? As part of our “Track Tech” series, Ryan Delaney examines the implications of changing gambling laws in… Continue reading Changing Gambling Laws Affect Track Attendance in New York

Economic Feasibility Study Planned for Iroquois Park Corridor

Government and community leaders are moving forward with an economic feasibility study of the Iroquois Park corridor in south Louisville. Five members of the Metro Council have pooled $14,000 dollars from their respective Neighborhood Development Funds to help pay for the study. It will be commissioned by the Southwest Dream Team community group. The council… Continue reading Economic Feasibility Study Planned for Iroquois Park Corridor

Special Postmark to Commemorate Kentucky Civil War Battle

From the Associated Press A special postmark is being issued this week as part of the re-enactment of the Civil War Battle of Sacramento in western Kentucky. The U.S. Postal Service will offer the postmark starting tomorrow as part of a series of commemorations marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, which raged from… Continue reading Special Postmark to Commemorate Kentucky Civil War Battle

JCPS, Parents Make Final Arguments to Kentucky’s Highest Court

The debate over whether students have the right to attend their neighborhood schools may soon be decided by the Kentucky Supreme Court. The high court heard arguments Wednesday morning on whether the word “attendance” was deliberately removed from state law (KRS 159.070) in 1990. The state Court of Appeals ruled last year that the law… Continue reading JCPS, Parents Make Final Arguments to Kentucky’s Highest Court

Bomb Scare Temporarily Closes Brownsboro Road Near Holiday Manor

Brownsboro Road near Holiday Manor is now open after a bomb scare closed the area for half an hour this afternoon. Louisville Metro Police spokesman Dwight Mitchell says police were notified after a suspicious suitcase was spotted abandoned next to a utility pole. The department’s bomb squad responded, and an x-ray revealed the suitcase was… Continue reading Bomb Scare Temporarily Closes Brownsboro Road Near Holiday Manor

New Scoring System for Steamboat Race; Fields Full for Derby Festival Marathons

The Kentucky Derby Festival’s Great Steamboat Race is undergoing some changes this year. Festival spokesman Mark Shallcross says three vessels will compete for the Golden Antlers on May 2– the Belle of Louisville, the Belle of Cincinnati and the American Queen (pictured). “(The American Queen) is starting its maiden voyage upriver and will be stopping… Continue reading New Scoring System for Steamboat Race; Fields Full for Derby Festival Marathons