Landmark Status Denied For Kenwood Drive-In

A south Louisville neighborhood group’s request to grant landmark status to the Kenwood Drive-In Theatre has been denied. The Metro Historic Landmarks Commission ruled today that the property does not meet the criteria for the designation. The Kenwood opened in 1949 off Southside Drive and is Louisville’s last standing drive-in. It’s been closed since 2008, […]

Hart: Time Running Out For 2012 Kentucky Kingdom Reopening

The man who wants to reopen the Kentucky Kingdom amusement park says he’s close to securing nearly $29 million in private funding for the effort, but time is running out for state and local governments to finalize their commitment. Kentucky Kingdom was shut down early last year after its previous operator, Six Flags, declared bankruptcy. […]

Motorists Can Expect Delays Following Bridge Closing

Transportation officials in Kentucky and Indiana are urging motorists to exercise patience during their commutes in the coming weeks.        The sudden closure of the Sherman Minton Bridge Friday means thousands of motorists will have to find an alternate route across the Ohio River Yesterday, authorities unveiled a detailed traffic plan aimed at reducing congestion during […]

Louisville Lawmaker Prefiles Gambling Measures

A Republican state lawmaker from Louisville says he believes expanded gambling legislation he’s pre-filed for the 2012 General Assembly will get a fair hearing. Representative Mike Nemes wants legislators to consider two bills. The first would put a constitutional amendment question on the ballot in 2012. “Overwhelmingly, my district wants this. Out in the state, […]

Bridge To Be Closed For Weeks; Officials Working On Traffic Plan

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels says the Sherman Minton Bridge will remain closed for more than three weeks, as engineers inspect the bridge for more structural faults and determine how to repair them. Daniels ordered the nearly 50 year old span shut down Friday after inspectors discovered cracks in two support beams. Indiana Department of Transportation […]

Restauranteurs Urged To Take Part In Menu Labeling Program

Twenty-nine Louisville restaurants at 46 locations have signed up so far for a voluntary program to list calorie and other nutritional information on their menus. Department of Public Health and Wellness Director Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt says the program is aimed at smaller establishments, and as many as 1,300 of them are eligible. “We are funding […]

Green Supporters To Hold Rally

A rally will be held Thursday evening in support of embattled 1st District Metro Councilwoman Judy Green. It’s organized by the newly-formed Concerned Citizens of District One. The group says Green is being treated unfairly by the Metro Council, which will soon consider whether to remove her for violating the city’s ethics code. Green’s supporters […]

Holland, Mayor’s Office Welcome New Development on Fourth Street

An east Market Street developer says the Downtown Development Corporation’s plans for refurbishing south 4th Street will not conflict with the budding NuLu neighborhood. At last Monday’s meeting on the DDC’s plans to attract new, small retailers to 4th Street between Broadway and Muhammad Ali Boulevard, several attendees asked whether the businesses would compete with […]

Downtown Development Corporation Unveils Plans for New Retail District

The Louisville Downtown Development Corporation says it will take four new retail anchors and a bevy of small or independent businesses to revitalize south 4th Street. The DDC unveiled its proposal for turning the blocks between Muhammad Ali Boulevard and Broadway into a shopping district tonight at the Seelbach Hotel. While the Seelbach and the […]

Speed Museum Exhibit Features Early Kentucky Art

Many of the items from a recent donation of early Kentucky art to Louisville’s Speed Museum are now on exhibit. The donation comes from Robert and Norma Noe. The natives of Garrard County, Kentucky developed an appreciation of antiques and decorative art while living in the nation’s capital. They moved back to Kentucky in 1980, […]