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Forecastle Festival Announces Late Night Shows in Louisville

LOUISVILLE, KY – The Forecastle Festival will host a wide array of separately ticketed late-night shows on Friday, July 17 and Saturday, July 18, 2015. The intimate, after-hours events will take place at the Mercury Ballroom, Headliners Music Hall, and the historic, 100-year-old Belle of Louisville steamboat. The Mercury Ballroom plays host to world-renowned rapper Talib Kweli on Friday, July 17 while brotherly duo The Floozies brings the funk on Saturday, July 18. On Friday, July 17, Headliners Music Hall will feature Forecastle alumni and folk standouts Lord Huron with San Fermin. Saturday, July 18 brings a co-headline bill of…


Louisville’s Waterfront Wednesday Returns

Louisville, Ky., – 91.9 WFPK announces the launch of its favorite concert series on Wednesday, May 27, 2015.  The WFPK Waterfront Wednesday® Concert Series is a monthly free concert on the Big Four Lawn in Louisville Waterfront Park, located next to the Big Four Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge. This concert will feature Civil Twilight, Jukebox the Ghost and Small Time Napoleon. It’s sponsored by Goose Island Brewing Company, MINI of Louisville, Republic Bank, Passport Health Plan  and Friends of the Waterfront. Additional support comes from Old 502 Winery. Civil Twilight’s forthcoming studio album, Story Of An Immigrant, will be available June…


Louisville College Undergoes Transition

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – National College, a long-established institution of higher learning in the local area now has a new name. The Louisville Campus, along with the College’s other Kentucky campuses in Florence, Pikeville, Richmond, Lexington, and Danville, have become campuses of American National University. This change reflects the continuous evolution of the institution since 1886, including the addition of numerous bachelor’s and master’s degree programs available to Kentucky students through American National University’s virtual campus, physical campus, or a combined learning method which encompasses both online and onsite courses. “The continued development of academic programs and professional training opportunities at…


Louisville’s Crescent Hill Reservoir Re-Opens This Week

Louisville, Ky., – The newly-restored Crescent Hill Reservoir is set to re-open this week. Louisville Water officials and Mayor Greg Fischer will join neighbors, business owners and historians Tuesday for the ceremony at the Gatehouse and Reservoir on Frankfort Avenue. An Open House is set for Wednesday evening between 5:00 and 8:30 p.m. for the general public to see and experience the restored architecture and ambiance. Information and artifacts from the project will be on display and the schedule for Louisville Water’s highly popular “Walking Wednesdays” guided tours of the facilities will be resumed and announced. The project to restore the Gatehouse began in…


New Louisville Garden Honors Late Arborist

Louisville, Ky., – Louisville officials are honoring the memory of late city arborist Mark White. Mayor Greg Fischer and the Louisville Downtown Partnership (LDP) dedicated the Mark White Garden in a sidewalk at the southwest corner of Fifth and Jefferson Streets. White served Louisville Metro for nearly ten years and was appointed Metro Arborist on July 1, 2008 after spending a year and a half as a landscaping supervisor in the Facilities Division. Prior to working for the city, he ran a private landscaping business. He died February 9, 2015 after a long illness. White was known for his positive…


Louisville’s YouthBuild to Help Restore Hogan’s Fountain

Louisville, Ky., — Citizens working to save and restore the Hogan’s Fountain Pavilion in Cherokee Park, a designated Louisville Local Landmark, are pleased to announce their collaboration with YouthBuild Louisville for the final stage of the structure’s restoration. YouthBuild students, under the tutelage of a master stone mason, will repair the pavilion’s deteriorated stone piers, with work scheduled to begin on May 12. The grassroots group, Save Hogan’s Fountain Pavilion (SHFP) opted to further the restoration efforts for the landmark when funds remained from monies raised to pay for the structure’s new roof, completed in December 2013. After consulting with Metro Parks…


THE WEEK – Getting Past the Post-Derby Blues with News

It took me until about Tuesday to feel normal again after an action-packed, fun-filled Derby Week. How about you? At least the good weather has continued, and the news hasn’t been all bad: Boilermakers on Tap:  Word leaked out Thursday that the U of L football Cardinals will open the 2017 season in Indianapolis against Big Ten power Purdue. Seems like the Cards are having trouble getting big-time schools to come to Papa John’s. (WDRB) It Must Be a Tough Place to Work: Another week, another communications staffer leaves JCPS. Helene Kramer is out at JCPS. Donna Hargens said she…


ReSurfaced Returns to Downtown Louisville KY in June

 From Louisville Metro. . .  LOUISVILLE, Ky.  The popular ReSurfaced initiative, which transformed a vacant lot on Main Street in downtown Louisville into an art/performance/beer garden that attracted thousands of people, will reopen in June with a bourbon and local food theme. ReSurfaced: The Bourbon Edition will launch Thursday, June 4 and coincide with The Kentucky Bourbon Affair™ fantasy camp, sponsored by the Kentucky Distillers’ Association. The KDA is also a lead sponsor of ReSurfaced: The Bourbon Edition. ReSurfaced will remain open each Thursday, Friday and Saturday during June (except Saturday June 20, when a private event is planned for the…


Mini-Grants in Louisville KY Available for Healthy Activities

Louisville, Ky., – The application deadline for the Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement’s mini-grants is fast approaching. The grants will range from $7,500 to $10,000 each and will fund activities that support several focus areas within the Healthy Louisville 2020 Plan. Applications must be received at the Department of Public Health and Wellness at 400 E. Gray St. by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 8. Applicants must be incorporated as nonprofit corporations and qualified to do business in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Grant guidelines and the application are available online at http://bit.ly/1H0NYMs “The Healthy Hometown mini-grants have brought opportunities for physical…


Louisville Residents May Be Eligible For Disaster Aid

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Residents of Louisville who suffered damage from the severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides of April 2-17, 2015 may be eligible for federal disaster assistance. Emergency Services Emergency Management Agency (EMA) has been working closely with The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to determine damages throughout the community caused by these storms. EMA is encouraging all members of the community who registered a preliminary damage assessment as well as all area residents possibly affected to apply for assistance. Individuals and business owners who sustained losses can begin applying for assistance by registering online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by…