Workers have started stringing lights on the 28-foot Norway spruce, donated by Tom and Marilyn Grissom of Frankfort. The tree, capped by a giant star, sits at street level, in front of the Capitol steps.
Louisville metro will recycle and turn into mulch nearly six tons of Christmas trees after the holidays. If you live in the urban services district, or the older part of the city, you can set your tree out on the curb for pick up, and it will be recycled.
There may be fewer presents under that Christmas tree this year, but it seems few families are giving up the tradition of having a tree. Mike Meyer owns Meyer Christmas Tree Farm in Southern Indiana. He says sales don’t seem to be impacted by the down economy.