Plans for an ice skating rink in Louisville’s Waterfront Park have been scrapped for another year. In February, the Waterfront Development Corporation announced plans for the rink, which was slated to open this winter. The $75,000 needed to finance the project was to come from an outside sponsorship, but the deal fell through. “They chose… Continue reading Waterfront Park Ice Rink on Hold for Another Year
There will be several events around Louisville on Sunday for the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks. The city’s “American Freedom” event is at 2:00 at the Great Lawn in Waterfront Park. Gov. Steve Beshear, Sen. Mitch McConnell, Congressman John Yarmuth and Mayor Greg Fischer are expected to be in attendance. A steel beam… Continue reading Louisville Honors the 10th Anniversary of September 11
This Sunday will be the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center, Pentagon, and Flight 93. Louisville is one of ten U.S. cities receiving a piece of the World Trade Center for permanent display. The beam is expected to be dedicated on Sunday’s Waterfront Park event at 2 pm. In… Continue reading Louisville Prepares for 10th Anniversary of September 11
More than two-thousand athletes will participate in the 2011 Ford Ironman competition Sunday in the Louisville area. The endurance competition includes a 2.4 mile Ohio River swim, followed by a 112 mile bike ride and a 26.2 mile run. The courses include Louisville’s Waterfront Park and Oldham and Henry counties. The competition and related events… Continue reading Ironman Competition To Force Road Closures
A ceremonial groundbreaking was held on the Big Four Bridge today. Construction will now begin on re-decking the old railroad bridge across the Ohio River. Congressman John Yarmuth congratulated Governor Beshear, Louisville Mayor Fischer and Jeffersonville Mayor Tom Galligan for their teamwork on getting the project started. “This will be something that will bring us… Continue reading Construction Begins on Big Four Bridge Re-decking
Festival president Mike Berry told a Metro Council committee Tuesday the change will stop early visitors from staking large claims in the lawn and blocking others from getting the best views. The sales of the pins will offset the cost of guarding the area. Metro Councilman Brent Ackerson says it’s unfair to charge people to visit the park, and he told Berry he wants to find a way around the fee.
The Louisville-based band My Morning Jacket announced today it will perform at the new KFC Yum! Center this fall. My Morning Jacket will perform at the new arena Oct. 29 with the Louisville Youth Orchestra, with some of the proceeds going to the organization.
Today kicks off the ninth annual Forecastle Festival — and it’s growing. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. Organizers of this year’s three-day festival say they expect 30,000 attendees in addition to about 1200 musicians, artists, environmentalists and sponsors. This makes it the largest so far. Headliners include Devo, The Flaming Lips, Widespread Panic and Spoon. The… Continue reading Forecastle Festival at Waterfront Park Set to Be Largest; Features Site-Specific Art
By Andy Freudenburg More than a dozen Louisville area non-profits will come together Saturday to raise money and awareness for various women’s causes. The effort is known collectively as Champions 4 Her. Treva Brockman is the organization’s spokesperson. “Women and families in this community based on statistics are pretty low and obesity and financial health,… Continue reading Waterfront Event To Raise Funds For Women's Groups
by Stephanie Crosby A new Braille sign was unveiled at Waterfront Park this afternoon. The sign is near the Abraham Lincoln Memorial. Mayor Jerry Abramson says the park is growing in popularity, and thought needs to be put into how it can be enhanced for everyone. “When you look at about a million-and-a-half people coming… Continue reading Braille Sign Added to Waterfront Park