Category Archives: Louisville

16 things I learned from local media last week

1. A heritage pig farmer said this with a straight face: “To save these pigs we have to eat them.” [WFPL] 2. Maybe you should think twice before taking that tiger selfie in Indiana. [] 3. Someone put together a list of the unhappiest cities in America. Louisville came in third. Boo hoo. [WAVE] 4. We should […]

Louisville Magazine editor resigns

After more than a decade, Bruce Allar is stepping down as editor-in-chief of Louisville Magazine effective Feb. 18 to take over the planning duties at the International Pizza Expo. Earlier today, the magazine posted a listing to fill the position that includes overseeing the six member editorial staff and several freelance writers. “Anytime you lose […]

Ackerson to question Derby Festival officials

Later today, Derby Festival President and CEO Mike Berry will appear before the Metro Council’s Parks, Libraries, Zoo and Cultural Assets Committee to discuss the decision to charge for seating at Waterfront Park during Thunder Over Louisville. As LEO Weekly reported earlier this week, Councilman Brent Ackerson, D-26, is troubled by the change and has […]

Big Four Bridge set for completion

In a project that officials say will further unite the region, the governors of Kentucky and Indiana announced that along with the city of Jeffersonville, the two states will allocate $22 million to complete the Big Four Bridge pedestrian and bicycle pathway to link Louisville and Southern Indiana. The agreement will turn the unused and […]

Ackerson troubled by Thunder seating change

The Derby Festival’s decision to charge for seating at Waterfront Park during Thunder Over Louisville doesn’t sit well with at least one city lawmaker, who believes the change will keep working families from attending. A week ago, festival officials announced that for the first time ever attendees must purchase a $4 Pegasus Pin to enter […]

Fleming’s wishful thinking

At the annual Jefferson County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner, Metro Councilman Ken Fleming, R-7, called for the GOP to take control of the city legislature in 2012. Since city and county governments merged in 2003, however, Republicans have had a fleeting minority coming no closer than a 15-11 margin. In 2011, Democrats increased their […]

Preservationists ask Metro Council to help save Whiskey Row

In a letter addressed to members of the Metro Council, local preservationists have asked city lawmakers to exam the settlement between the Mayor’s Office and developer Todd Blue in an effort to save Whiskey Row from demolition. In a surprise announcement, Mayor Greg Fischer said the city and the developer reached an agreement that allows […]

TARC route changes boost 2 bus lines

With help from a $1 million federal grant, the Transit Authority of River City altered its bus services that will supplement two of its busiest routes. The service changes start Monday, and will add buses to routes 18 (Preston and Dixie Highways) and 23 (Broadway and Bardstown) that will result in them running every 15 […]

Newburg Library earns Silver LEED certification

The U.S. Green Building Council has awarded the Newburg branch of the city’s library system a Silver LEED Certification for its green construction and operation, making it the first Metro government building to earn that heralded distinction. “From the beginning, the people at the library and at public works were determined to develop an environmentally […]

Council approves renaming street for Coleman

In a 20-0 vote, the Louisville Metro Council passed an ordinance renaming a section of 34th Street to Louis Coleman Jr. Drive in honor of the late civil rights leader. The measure was sponsored by Councilwomen Judy Green, D-1, and Cheri Bryant Hamilton, D-5, to honor the Rev. Louis Coleman, who led the Justice Resource […]