UK, U of L Get Ready for Superdome Final Four Showdown

The UK and U of L basketball teams have been practicing today at the Superdome in New Orleans, where they will square off tomorrow evening in the NCAA Final Four. Thousands of Cards and Cats fans are also in New Orleans for the game, and many more will be watching at sports bars and house… Continue reading UK, U of L Get Ready for Superdome Final Four Showdown

Effort Underway To Preserve Louisville’s Iconic Shotgun Houses

Listen to the story: Early next month, a panel of preservationists will select a house in Louisville to be rehabilitated under a new project called Preservation S.O.S.—Save Our Shotguns. It’s a style of house that symbolizes many of Louisville’s older neighborhoods. There are many variations, but shotgun houses typically have a long, rectangular floor plan:… Continue reading Effort Underway To Preserve Louisville’s Iconic Shotgun Houses

State of the Re:Union: New Orleans

Saturday, July 3, 2010 9pm Producer: Al Letson, PRX/NPR Listen Again The city of New Orleans is as proud of its traditions as it is steeped in them. But since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, the city and its residents have been thrust into new relationships with those very traditions they hold so dear. State… Continue reading State of the Re:Union: New Orleans

Fake Cash as Art and Source for Helping New Orleans

A national artist is heading a project to legitimize counterfeit one hundred dollar bills made by schoolchildren. It’s an effort to get money to clean up lead-contaminated soil in New Orleans. This week, the artist was in Louisville to collect bills made by Kentucky students. This is a story from WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer. “Please take… Continue reading Fake Cash as Art and Source for Helping New Orleans

Students Make Counterfeit Notes to Help New Orleans

A truck will pull into to Louisville tomorrow to collect hundreds of fake currency notes for a project to restore lead-contaminated soil in New Orleans. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer details. It’s called Operation Paydirt and includes a effort called The Fundred Dollar Bill Project, which is collecting imitation one hundred dollar bills illustrated by students nationwide.… Continue reading Students Make Counterfeit Notes to Help New Orleans

Group Lists City's Most Endangered Historic Places

A Louisville group identified the city’s 10 most endangered historic places along with some positive news. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. Preservation Louisville released the list today along with the city’s top 10 preservation successes. The group praises the renovation of the US Marine Hospital in the Portland neighborhood and Corbett’s, an eastern Louisville restaurant… Continue reading Group Lists City's Most Endangered Historic Places