Fireworks Light Up Louisville’s Pollution Monitors

Some parts of Louisville sounded like a war zone last weekend as fireworks laws were relaxed and residents celebrated the Fourth of July holiday. But all of those fireworks contributed to some of the area’s air quality problems. There are two main kinds of air pollution: fine particle and ozone. Louisville has been having a […]

Waterfront Independence Festival Begins Saturday

By Andy Freudenburg The 11th annual Louisville Waterfront Independence Festival is this weekend. Spokesperson Ashley Cox says the two day festival at Waterfront Park will include lots of live music and is expected to draw some 150,000 people. On Saturday night we have a country concert featuring John Rich performing with Cowboy Troy, and we […]

Fire Department: Leave Fireworks To The Experts

By Andy Freudenburg The Louisville Fire Department encourages people to take safety precautions when handling fireworks this Fourth of July weekend.            Sgt. Salvador Melendez says the safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend a display handled by professionals but many people will ignite their own. “First off remember that there are legal fireworks and […]

Fourth of July Celebration Goes On

Louisville’s Fourth of July celebration goes on this year, despite having to cut its budget by a third. The event is still free, and runs today (Friday) and tomorrow Saturday on the waterfront. Mayor Jerry Abramson says even though it has a smaller budget, the festival still has the elements that matter. “A celebration not […]

Fourth of July Celebration Scaled Down

This year’s July Fourth festival at the waterfront will still be free to the public, but will be scaled back from previous years. This year’s July 3rd and 4th festival at the waterfront will include live concerts, fireworks and children’s activities. Sound familiar? Those things have also been present in the past, but this year’s […]