Yale Students’ Designs Balance History, Modernism, Environment and Industry

In Louisville, Whiskey Row now refers to a single strip of buildings. But 100 years ago, Whiskey Row took up most of Main Street. Most companies distilled bourbon in rural areas, but they took up block after block in downtown Louisville with business offices and storage. Prohibition wiped many of them out. Later in the century, suburbanization […]

Historical Marker Commemorating Fight Against Racial Segregation Dedicated

The two-year effort to end racial segregation in Louisville businesses has been commemorated with a historical plaque downtown. The marker stands at 4th and Chestnut streets. The thoroughfare was a crowded business district in 1961, when local students began nonviolent protests against Jim Crow laws. The NAACP and the Congress of Racial Equality joined the […]

Hearing on Attempt to Delay Whiskey Row Destruction is This Week

A federal judge will hear arguments this week over whether to further delay the demolition of the Whiskey Row buildings in downtown Louisville. Through an agreement between Mayor Greg Fischer and developer Todd Blue, the strip of buildings could’ve been destroyed as early as today. Preservationists fought the deal and last week they filed for […]

Rand Paul’s Brother Considering Senate Bid in Texas

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul’s brother Robert Paul is reportedly mulling a bid for the Senate in Texas. Robert and Rand Paul are Texas Congressman and former Presidential candidate Ron Paul’s sons. Robert Paul has not yet started raising money, and while his chances may appear slim, his brother’s campaign was similarly inauspicious.

Impact of The Feminine Mystique

STATE OF AFFAIRS 02/24/11: In the early 1960’s one book revolutionized a generation of American women. The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan pulled no punches in talking about the state of women’s lives and inspiring those women to fight for equality. In her recent book, author Stephanie Coontz looks at the effects of Betty Friedan’s writing & activism, how the message of Mystique has stood the test of time, and how the feminist movement has grown and changed over the last forty years. We’ll talk about it this Thursday; join us with your thoughts.  Listen to the Show

Preservation Louisville Encourages Followers To Attend City Budget Hearings

Preservation groups have criticized a deal between the mayor’s office and developer Todd Blue. Preservation Louisville director Marianne Zickuhr says she hopes Louisvillians will ask the mayor about the issue at the upcoming budget hearings.

Ali Center To Host Tuskegee Airmen Exhibit Through February

The traveling display was put together by Nicholasville resident Ron Spriggs. The Air Force veteran thought the Air Force Museum’s Tuskegee Airmen display did not do the troops justice. He began building a collection of artifacts for his own display, and Margaret Plattner with the Department of Veterans Affairs says most of them have been brought to Louisville.

League Of Women Voters To Look Back At 90 Years Of Advocacy

The Louisville chapter was among the first assembled in 1920, when the national League of Women Voters was formed. Women had just been given the right to vote that year.

The league’s goals soon expanded, and over the years the Louisville chapter took stances on issues ranging from sanitation to desegregation to government merger.