Morning Edition: A Bourbon Ball Tutorial From a Louisville Chocolatier

Here’s a delicious, bite-size Derby tradition: bourbon balls. The confection (in case you just arrived from another planet) consists of a butter cream center enveloped in chocolate. Oh, and there’s a soupçon (or more) of bourbon. Today on Morning Edition, NPR turned to one of Louisville’s well-known chocolatiers, Erika Chavez-Graziano of Cellar Door Chocolates for […]

Kentucky Oaks Today: Traffic and Weather Together

With Derby officials predicting a good turnout for the races and other festivities, here’s the all important reminder about traffic. As is the case every year, there are plenty of street closings. As they say, know before you go. Look here for road closings and no parking areas. Look here for information on items allowed […]

Pegasus Parade and Derby Traffic Update

The Pegasus Parade will begin this afternoon, and a number of downtown streets will be closed for much of the day. You can see the closings here (or scroll down). Look here for road closings and no parking areas. Look here for information on items allowed or disallowed at the Derby.

Field Of 20 Set For 137th Kentucky Derby

The post positions are set for Saturday’s Kentucky Derby. The early favorite, at 4-1, is Dialed In, who drew the number eight post position. Uncle Mo is the second favorite, at 9-2, and will break from the number 18 hole. He’s still questionable for the Derby, however because of a lingering gastrointestinal problem. The third […]

Here and Now Today: More on bin Laden, Gas Prices, and Kentucky Derby Lore

The number of questions around what happened during the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound is growing. New details have emerged, and the Obama administration had to backtrack yesterday, saying, among other things, that Bin Laden did not have a gun, and his wife was not used as a human shield by him. We’ll get […]

Amid Complaints Over Thunder Seating, Derby Festival Director To Speak With Metro Council Committee

Derby Festival executive director Mike Berry will talk with members of the Metro Council Tuesday.

Berry is scheduled to address the Parks, Libraries, Zoo and Cultural Assets Committee about the festival. His appearance coincides with rising complaints about a change to Thunder Over Louisville seating arrangements.