River Patrols Prepare for Thunder

by Stephanie Crosby Law enforcement officials are expecting a high volume river traffic for Thunder Over Louisville this weekend. Lt. Tony Cobaugh is the River Unit Commander for LMPD. He says because of favorable conditions in the Saturday forecast, they’re expecting about 300 boats on the river for the annual fireworks and air show. He… Continue reading River Patrols Prepare for Thunder

Signups Closed For KDF Marathon, Mini-Marathon

By Stephanie Crosby The Kentucky Derby Festival marathon and mini-marathon have more participants than ever, and registration is closed. Derby Festival Mark Shallcross says about 2,800 people will participate in the marathon and more than 13,000 will take part in the mini. He says that’s a record number of entries, and they’ve closed registration for… Continue reading Signups Closed For KDF Marathon, Mini-Marathon

KDF Officials Prepare for "Thunder Fever"

by Stephanie Crosby Kentucky Derby Festival officials announced this morning the theme for this year’s Thunder Over Louisville. Earlier this year, festival leaders announced the theme for the festival itself is “Spring Fever Reliever” and the Thunder theme plays off that medical reference. “Thunder Fever” is set this year for April 17th. UPS, Horseshoe Casino,… Continue reading KDF Officials Prepare for "Thunder Fever"

Officials Announce Thunder Traffic/Security Plan

Louisville Metro Police say there may be a record crowd for Saturday’s Thunder over Louisville airshow and fireworks display. Officials say mild weather and more families spending their leisure time closer to home could combine to attract more people to the waterfront this year. “Come early and stay late. you’re going to be down there… Continue reading Officials Announce Thunder Traffic/Security Plan

Thunder Fireworks, Airshow Budgets To Be Trimmed

Officials with the Kentucky Derby Festival have released some details about this year’s Thunder Over Louisville celebration. The official kickoff of the two-week festival draws about 750,000 people to the Ohio River banks for an airshow and fireworks display. Festival President Mike Berry says the tough economic times have forced organizers to cut the pyrotechnics… Continue reading Thunder Fireworks, Airshow Budgets To Be Trimmed