Fischer Calls For New Economic Plan In State Of The City

Fischer acknowledged the city’s shortcomings and said Louisville must rise above the second tier: The city has lost thousands of jobs in the last decade; educated residents have moved away; and current graduation rates are below expectations.

Creative Cities Summit Begins In Lexington

By Alan Lytle, Kentucky Public Radio The Creative Cities Summit begins Wednesday in Lexington. The conference brings together business leaders, entrepreneurs, and city officials from across the nation to discuss new ways of tackling old problems. Event Co-producer Phil Holubek says one challenge facing cities these days is the fact that young professionals are a… Continue reading Creative Cities Summit Begins In Lexington

Kennedy Center Head Advises Kentucky Arts Groups

The president of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts visited Louisville and Lexington today to talk to arts groups about surviving the recession. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. [LISTEN HERE to the public forum with Michael Kaiser in Louisville hosted by Marc Masterson, the artistic director of Actors Theatre of Louisville, or right click… Continue reading Kennedy Center Head Advises Kentucky Arts Groups

Louisville Invests $50,000 for Public Art Master Plan

Public Art is popping up around the country. There are more than 350 public art programs at the city, state and national levels. And today, Louisville announced it will establish a master plan of its own. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. Why is public art important? “Art is about life. It’s about economic development. It’s… Continue reading Louisville Invests $50,000 for Public Art Master Plan