Retail Unlikely for Fourth Street Borders Location

Five retail spaces in Louisville once occupied by Borders and Waldenbooks stores will be sold at auction next month. But one former Borders store isn’t changing hands. The branch at Fourth Street Live is still owned by the Baltimore-based Cordish Companies. Cordish holds the lease and will decide what fills the space next. Mayor’s spokesman Chris […]

Fischer Meets With Both Sides of Orchestra Dispute

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has now met with both sides in the Louisville Orchestra labor dispute. The management and musicians have been in talks over a contract for the next season for more than a year. In that time, the orchestra has entered and emerged from bankruptcy and the previous season’s contract has expired. “I […]

Another Polar Bear Cub Coming To Louisville Zoo

The Louisville Zoo is getting another polar bear cub for its Glacier Run exhibit. Zoo director John Walczak says Siku, a 22 month old male cub, will arrive in Louisville early this fall from the Toledo, Ohio Zoo. “Our hope is that in the not too distant future that Siku will become best friends with […]

Animal Services Fighting Disease With New Standards

After several reported cases of distemper among dogs this summer, Louisville Metro Animal Services officials are taking action on disease control. LMAS Director Justin Scally has been on the job two weeks. In a statement issued today he attributes the higher rate of distemper to owners who skimp on pet vaccinations in order to save […]

North Oldham Little Leaguers Open World Series Play

The North Oldham Little League baseball team opens play tonight in the Little League World Series. North Oldham takes on Keystone, Pennsylvania at 8pm in an opening round game in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The team from La Grange is making its first appearance in the 16-team tournament, representing the U.S.Great Lakes Region. If North Oldham wins […]

Second Hearing Set For Kenwood Drive-In Designation

The Louisville Metro Landmarks Commission has postponed a decision today on a request to grant local landmark status to the Kenwood Drive-In. A south Louisville neighborhood group petitioned for the designation, which would require the property owner to submit a plan to the Architectural Review Committee before altering or tearing down any structures. The commission […]

Indiana Lawmakers To Discuss Possible “Caylee’s Law”

An Indiana legislative study committee will hold discussion tomorrow on whether the General Assembly should consider tougher laws for requiring parents to report the disappearance or death of a child. The discussion was prompted by the public outcry that followed last month’s verdict in the Casey Anthony trial. The Florida woman was acquitted of first-degree […]

Kentucky State Fair Officials Plan No Changes Following Indiana Tragedy

Gates open tomorrow morning at 7:00 for the 2011 Kentucky State Fair. Spokeswoman Amanda Storment says officials are mindful of last week’s tragedy at the Indiana State Fair, where five people were killed when a concert stage rigging was brought down by a gust of wind. Storment says they’re confident that the rigging that’s used […]

Panel To Consider Landmark Status For Kenwood Drive-In

The Louisville Metro Historic Landmarks and Preservation District Commission is expected to decide Thursday whether to grant landmark status to the 62-year old Kenwood Drive-In in south Louisville. The designation would require the property’s owner to get permission from the city before altering or tearing down any structures on the property. It’s being sought by […]

JCPS Officials Say They’re Ready For Classes Wednesday

Officials at Jefferson County Public Schools say power, Internet and phone service have been restored at all schools and facilities and they’re ready to start the new academic year tomorrow. The start of school was delayed by two days due to power and other outages caused by Saturday’s severe weather. JCPS Director of Facilities and […]