Kentucky State Fair Board President Harold Workman has announced his retirement effective December 31st. He made the announcement during today’s regular board meeting. Workman says he was under no pressure to step down from the post he’s held since 1993, but questions were raised earlier this year about his future amid a decline in revenue… Continue reading Workman To Retire From State Fair Board
The KFC Yum! Center was recently listed as the 24th best concert arena in the world by Pollstar.com. It was named the 10th best overall venue in the nation. Louisville and the state of Kentucky have made several lists recently, including ‘fattest states‘ and most family-friendly cities. It’s easy to discount these lists as arbitrary… Continue reading Louisville Sports Venues Earn Accolades
Scheduling conflicts have forced Jill Biden to cancel her trip to Louisville today. She was scheduled to make an appearance at the first-ever “USO Home front Concert” tonight at the KFC Yum Center. The free concert is for military families and the volunteers who support them. It’s a joint effort of the USO and the Kentucky National Guard.… Continue reading Jill Biden Cancels Trip to Louisville
Records from the Jefferson County Clerk’s office show the Louisville Arena Authority owes the city over $55,000 in delinquent property taxes for year 2010. Established by the Metro Council in 2006, the quasi-government agency was created to oversee constructing of the $238 million KFC Yum Center, which opened six months ago in the bosom of… Continue reading UPDATE II: Arena Authority Owes Over $55,000 in Taxes
The Louisville Arena Authority expects the KFC Yum Center to make a profit in its first full year of operation. The capital budget calls for the authority to take in 1.4 million more than it will pay in debt service and the operating budget anticipates a 1.2 million dollar profit.
Arena Authority Chairman Jim Host says it appears most people who have attended concerts and athletic events at the KFC YUM! Center found a suitable parking spot near the site.
“Fortunately, reasonable minds came to the decision to put it on the river, and as you look at the place when you get inside, you realize what a great site it is,” said U of L men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino.
The KFC Yum Center officially opens Sunday, and on Monday, Norton Healthcare’s immediate care center inside the building will begin operations. Director of immediate care centers Anna Newkirk says it will keep regular daily hours and will be accessible, even during arena events.
Crews need to put a crane on the bridge so they can put the Cardinal logo and other signs on the arena. The bridge will be closed from 7 pm to 5 am on Monday and Tuesday.
A concert by the Eagles will be the first official arena event on October 16. Public tours of the facility will be held October 19 and 20.