West Louisville Group Rallies to Save Thanksgiving Tradition

Several community groups have come together to help continue a Thanksgiving Day tradition in west Louisville at the recently closed Parkland Boys & Girls Club. In October, the Salvation Army shut down four area Boys and Girls Clubs due to a budget shortfall. One of the facilities that closed was the community center in the… Continue reading West Louisville Group Rallies to Save Thanksgiving Tradition

Fake Cash as Art and Source for Helping New Orleans

A national artist is heading a project to legitimize counterfeit one hundred dollar bills made by schoolchildren. It’s an effort to get money to clean up lead-contaminated soil in New Orleans. This week, the artist was in Louisville to collect bills made by Kentucky students. This is a story from WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer. “Please take… Continue reading Fake Cash as Art and Source for Helping New Orleans

In Depth: West Louisville And The Mayor’s Race

Of the thirteen candidates running for mayor of Louisville, three live in west Louisville… When the area is the subject of conversation in the race for mayor, it’s often part of a discussion about crime. WFPL’s Gabe Bullard was in west Louisville recently, talking to residents about other issues in the upcoming election. He has this report as part of our “Next Louisville” initiative.

U-of-L to Conduct Two-Year Study in the West End

The University of Louisville will conduct a new, two-year health study in the city’s West End. The Anthem Foundation provided 600-thousand dollars for the project. The health department conducted screenings in west Louisville about a year ago. Researchers then were looking for any possible pollution-related health problems. Lead researcher Sumanth Prabhu says this time around… Continue reading U-of-L to Conduct Two-Year Study in the West End

Cultural Center Gets Boost from Gov. Beshear

Federal, state and city representatives today gathered in West Louisville to pledge their support to a new cultural institution. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. Gov. Steve Beshear and other leaders say they will help the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage find some of the funding needed to finish the majority of its construction by the… Continue reading Cultural Center Gets Boost from Gov. Beshear