Museum's Money Troubles Could Mean Closure

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 […]

An Inventory of Louisville's Art and the Care It Needs

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 […]

MEGA Cavern Opens Monday

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 […]

Louisville Hospitality Industry Faces Tough '09

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.

"The Kentucky Show" Scales Back

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 […]