Adventure Playground Remains Open Amid Heat Advisory

This week’s excessive heat advisory has caused delays to needed repairs at the waterfront splash park in Louisville this week. Gary Pepper with the Waterfront Development Corporation says the playground was scheduled for much needed repairs this week but the Corporation has decided to delay the work to keep citizens cool. “Well what’s happened is the rubber… Continue reading Adventure Playground Remains Open Amid Heat Advisory

KIPDA to Lobby for Aging Care Funding

A local agency for aging and independent living will be in Washington next week to lobby legislators in the hope of preserving the federal budget for aging care programs. The Social Services Division of the Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency provides assistance to disabled persons of all ages as well as the elderly, and… Continue reading KIPDA to Lobby for Aging Care Funding

Southern Indiana Schools Show Improvement on ISTEP+ Scores

Test scores for Indiana schools in the 2010-2011 school year were released today, and the pass rates in Southern Indiana showed improvements. New Albany-Floyd County showed a thirteen percent increase over the past two years, while Greater Clark Schools saw a 17 percent increase over the same period. The state uses standardized test scores in… Continue reading Southern Indiana Schools Show Improvement on ISTEP+ Scores

Update: Water Main Break Floods Parts of U of L Campus

A broken water main at the University of Louisville campus has caused some flooding across part of the campus. The break occurred near Floyd and Warnock Streets, causing that intersection, and much of the campus, to flood. According to MetroSafe Communications, some people are trapped in buildings as portions of the flooding have reached almost… Continue reading Update: Water Main Break Floods Parts of U of L Campus

‘Talk to Greg’ Tonight at Jeffersontown High School

Mayor Greg Fischer will appear tonight at Jeffersontown High School as a part of his monthly public comment program. ‘Talk to Greg’ events take place on the second Monday of every month, and this month’s event will be tonight at Jeffersontown High School from 6-8 pm. Jeffersontown High School 9600 Old Six Mile Lane Map

Officials Hope Historic Distiller Will Enhance Urban Bourbon Trail

An unused building on Main Street will soon be converted to a small distillery by a New York-based whiskey brand. Local officials hope it will attract additional tourism to the urban bourbon trail in Louisville. The New York-based Michter’s Distillery has been in existence for nearly three centuries and has decided to produce single barrel… Continue reading Officials Hope Historic Distiller Will Enhance Urban Bourbon Trail

Bardstown Road Moves Like ‘Bernie’

The intersection of Bardstown Road and Eastern Parkway came to a halt Saturday night as a flash mob erupted between Tony Boombozz and Qdoba at 7 pm.  The Facebook-organized flash mob ultimately saw several hundred people gather along the sidewalks to watch participants tilt their heads back and flop their arms around, mimicking a dance… Continue reading Bardstown Road Moves Like ‘Bernie’

Fourteen UofL Students Named Fulbright Scholars

Fourteen University of Louisville students have been named 2011 Fulbright Scholars for the second year in a row. This year’s Fulbright scholars are all from Kentucky and they graduated in 2009, 2010 or 2011. Last year’s 14 was more than Georgetown, Duke and MIT, and placed UofL in the 10 of all public institutions. The… Continue reading Fourteen UofL Students Named Fulbright Scholars

ORBP Public Comments Being Accepted Online

The public comment period for the updated Ohio River Bridges Project continues until Friday, July 15. The public comment hearings last week drew many who voiced their opinions about the project, but the ORBP is still accepting comments online. You can access the comment form here: http://www.kyinbridges.com/contact-us/meetings.aspx