Louisville Clock Scheduled to Move Downtown Sunday

The Louisville Clock is expected to move to its new permanent location at Theater Square this Sunday, ahead of next week’s Kentucky Derby. The clock, sometimes referred to as the Derby Clock, features mechanical horses running around a track. It has been out of commission for years, but private funds were donated to save the… Continue reading Louisville Clock Scheduled to Move Downtown Sunday

Louisville Clock Work Slows Due to Cold Weather, Remains on Track

Work on moving the Louisville Clock to Theater Square downtown has paused for the winter. City crews have removed an earthen berm and filled in a fountain on Theater Square to make room for the long dormant clock. The structure is a work of folk art and is sometimes called the Derby Clock, as it… Continue reading Louisville Clock Work Slows Due to Cold Weather, Remains on Track

Afternoon Review: Race-Based Discrimination in the Coal Industry, Fischer Promotes Obama’s Jobs Plan, Beshear Criticized for Skipping Debates, and a Landmark Returns to 4th Street

The federal government has filed a lawsuit on behalf of thirteen Kentucky coal miners who say they were discriminated against over their race. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed the lawsuit earlier this week in the Western District of Kentucky against River View Coal. Addressing local unemployment and the city’s infrastructure needs, Louisville Metro Mayor… Continue reading Afternoon Review: Race-Based Discrimination in the Coal Industry, Fischer Promotes Obama’s Jobs Plan, Beshear Criticized for Skipping Debates, and a Landmark Returns to 4th Street

Louisville Clock Could Move to Theater Square Next Month

The iconic Louisville Clock may soon be moved to Theater Square downtown. Renovations to accommodate the clock at 4th Street and Broadway began this week. “We are removing a landscape berm and the existing fountain in Theatre Square in hopes that the clock might eventually land there,” says architect Steve Wiser, who has worked to… Continue reading Louisville Clock Could Move to Theater Square Next Month

Louisville Clock Close to Home at Theater Square

The old Louisville Clock may be close to finding a new home at Theater Square on Fourth Street. Mayor Greg Fischer has the final say on where the clock is placed and spokesman Chris Poynter says Theater Square is the target location right now. “I think right now this seems to be the preferred location for everyone… Continue reading Louisville Clock Close to Home at Theater Square

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