Kentucky State Fair Board president Harold Workman is expected to recommend a new operator for the Kentucky Kingdom amusement park site tomorrow . The park was closed earlier this year by operator Six Flags, which is going through bankruptcy proceedings.
An operating deficit at the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art is threatening to close the 32-year-old institution. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has details. A fire at the museum in 2003 forced it to use its financial reserves. Since then, its operating deficit has grown and is now more than $200,000. The chairman of the museum’s board… Continue reading Museum's Money Troubles Could Mean Closure
Mayor Jerry Abramson says there’s nothing he can do to keep Six Flags from walking away from its on the Kentucky Kingdom theme park.
Serious art collectors keep careful lists of their treasures and tend to them using meticulous instructions. In recent decades, cities are starting to do the same through public art plans. Now, Louisville is cataloguing its public art and trying to figure out how to maintain its collection. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. On a triangle of… Continue reading An Inventory of Louisville's Art and the Care It Needs
The Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau has started another tourism campaign in Indiana.
A new tourist attraction opens Monday in Louisville. The former limestone mine under the Louisville Zoo is now called “MEGA Cavern” – and gives visitors a tour of the 100 acre cavern via SUV. Co-owner Jim Lowry hopes it will be a popular spot for school field trips – because it will include lessons in… Continue reading MEGA Cavern Opens Monday
Derby week festivities have not been immune to the economic downturn.
The Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau is launching a new campaign to attract visitors Saturday.
The Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau is encouraging hospitality businesses in the city to plan ahead for a tough year. It has launched a new web site designed to share industry trends and marketing plans and help companies handle what’s likely to be a continuing drop in visitors. Still, Bureau head Jim Wood says the tourism business is better off than some.
Lack of attendance has caused “The Kentucky Show” to scale back. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. “The Kentucky Show” is the video production about the state’s history, culture and commerce that opened last September at the Kentucky Center. Last week, “The Kentucky Show” decreased its airings on most days from eight to three presentations. Project… Continue reading "The Kentucky Show" Scales Back