Massive Sculpture Inspired by 1974 Tornado on Display

21c Museum unveils a large sculpture Friday night that was built to fit in its atrium as part of the Louisville Visual Art Festival focusing on glass. It’s by artist Anne Peabody, who has her own ideas about Wheel of Fortune — and it has nothing to do with a game show. It’s her name… Continue reading Massive Sculpture Inspired by 1974 Tornado on Display

Cleanup Continues From Deadly Storm

From WEKU, Richmond/Kentucky Public Radio More than a dozen Kentucky counties continue to clean up following Friday’s severe storms. A tornado in Madison County killed two people and damaged 150 homes. Governor Steve Beshear has declared an emergency in the affected areas and more than 100 National Guard troops have been activated to help with… Continue reading Cleanup Continues From Deadly Storm

35 Years Since the 1974 Tornadoes

It’s one of those where-were-you-when-it-happened moments. Throughout the afternoon and evening of April 3, a super outbreak of 148 tornadoes tore through 13 states and as far north as Ontario, Canada. The twister that touched down in Louisville destroyed part of the fairgrounds, injured 207 people, destroyed or damaged thousands of others. On the eve of the storm’s 35th anniversary, we’ll look back at that day with journalist Glen Bastin and meteorologist Tom Wills, who covered the tornado as it happened. Listen to the Show

Windstorm-Felled Trees Could Invite Invasives in Parks

Last week’s windstorm thrashed more than power lines. It tossed debris across city parks and took down hundreds of trees. Now, with new clearings and sunny spots, the parks are more vulnerable than ever to invasive species. WFPL’s Kristin Espeland reports.

Jefferson County Alert to Tornado Siren Vandalization

Metro government officials say they have been alert to the dangers of vandalism to tornado sirens, especially after the recent discovery of sirens being tampered with in Elizabethtown. During a recent test of tornado sirens in Elizabethtown, officials there found copper wiring had been stolen from six devices, requiring $10,000 in repairs. Jim McKinney works… Continue reading Jefferson County Alert to Tornado Siren Vandalization