RiverPark Place Begins Construction on Waterfront Development

Developers are breaking ground on Louisville’s RiverPark Place project after years of delay. Project leaders say the development of the mixed-use community will roll out in phases over the next decade and will depend on market demand. On Monday, Mayor Greg Fischer joined developer Steve Poe (pictured) who announced the first phase of the revitalized waterfront […]

Positive Change Boxes Collect $800 in First Weeks

The Louisville Coalition for the Homeless will announce soon where it plans to spend the money collected by the Positive Change boxes placed throughout downtown. The Downtown Management District hung the boxes and encourages passers-by to put money into them rather than give it to panhandlers. In two and a half months, the boxes have […]

Orchestra Votes on Contract, Surprise Defeat for UofL Football Team, “Occupy Louisville” Protest Planned: Afternoon Review

The musicians of the Louisville Orchestra voted today on a contract for the current and upcoming seasons. The musicians and management have been at odds over the contract for months, and the impasse has resulted in the cancellation of three months of concerts. University of Louisville football coach Charlie Strong says his coaches and team […]

Officials Hope Downtown Coin Boxes Deter Panhandling

A new program in downtown Louisville allows people to put their spare change in several coin boxes rather than give the money to panhandlers. The program is called “Positive Change” and the money collected in the blue containers will help fund area homeless groups. But city officials and downtown boosters hope it will also discourage […]

Today on Here and Now

President Obama is nominating former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which officially opens on Thursday. Elizabeth Warren, who created and has been leading the bureau over the past year, didn’t get the job, but some say the financial industry is just as scared of Cordray because of his […]

Students' Art Bikes Hit Downtown Streets Monday

Dozens of bikes that high school art students have transformed into art pieces go on display this weekend before being installed around downtown Monday. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. Five years ago, the Louisville Downtown Management District provided old bikes to art students at downtown area high schools so they could make sculptures. The organization […]