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Snow in LouisvilleKY’s forecast? Here’s where we can sled IF that happens

Story and photo from Louisville’s Parks and Recreation webpage Louisville, KY., – For thousands of local children – and quite a few adults, too – sledding is a highlight of the winter season. Louisville Parks and Recreation wants to remind the public it will open hills in seven parks for sledding from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on days when snow accumulation reaches 2-3 inches. Louisville Parks and Recreation has selected its best and safest sledding hills in the area.As long as the sledding hills maintain adequate snow coverage, they will remain open. Park users are asked to avoid sledding…

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LouisvilleKY contracts with Falls Art Foundry for Castleman monument cleanup

Cleanup will cost $8,200 LOUISVILLE, KY (August 24, 2017)— The city has contracted with the local Falls Art Foundry to remove a vandal’s paint from the Castleman monument in Cherokee Park. The $8,200 contract includes the cost for paint removal and re-waxing of the monument. Falls Art Foundry is a fine art, lost wax, casting and design facility located in the historic Portland neighborhood. It specializes in the production of expertly crafted bronze sculpture for public, private, gallery and museum presentation, and is a member of The National Sculpture Society and The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works….

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LouisvilleKY’s Best Budget Proposal Spots

Popping the Question in Louisville? Try these spots.  Whitehall Historic Estate Gardens These stunningly romantic gardens are located in Louisville’s historic Whitehall Estate, thought to have been built by John Marshall in 1855. The Gardens make for the perfect backdrop for a beautiful proposal and are open to the public from sunup to sundown every day with no entrance fee. You get a gorgeous garden proposal for free plus unlike most public gardens, photography is absolutely encouraged, allowing you to use the money you saved on space for hiring a photographer to capture your special moment! Source: Under the…

New Bike/Walk Trail Planned for Beargrass Creek

Funding in place to plan Beargrass Creek Biking/Walking Trail Trail will connect Cherokee Park to Waterfront Park LOUISVILLE, KY (June 18, 2015) – Design work will begin soon on a project to connect Cherokee Park and Waterfront Park via a continuous off-street pathway along Beargrass Creek thanks to donations from the community. Designing a conceptual plan for a walking and biking path connecting two of Louisville’s most significant recreational assets is fully funded. The plan will also evaluate strategies to improve water quality and wildlife habitat along the creek. “This community-funded project is the next step towards building an activity corridor that…

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…

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I Was There: Hello Summer Festival

When Jared of CiPit Productions approached me about being Staff Coordinator for the Hello Summer festival, I didn’t hesitate. After all, how could you say no to someone telling you that you’re the perfect person for the job? You can’t. So I jumped right in. What better way to spend a summer day than in one of Louisville’s beautiful parks listening to great local music, right? And a great day it was. For Jared, Ally (also of CiPit Productions), and I, the Hello Summer festival started early–Thursday night, actually. After weeks of e-mails, meetings, and the like, we were finally…

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What Happened to Station Mascots?

Happy Hump Day. Here’s some of the more interesting things I’ve noticed out there in the news. Going Public:  Louisville Public Media’s Donovan Reynolds recorded a spot airing on the station urging YOU to get involved in a grass-roots campaign to dissuade Congress from cutting the budget for Public Broadcasting. The U.S. House voted to end federal funding of public broadcasting, so advocates are trying to mobilize the 170 million people who listen and watch. 38 Years: WHAS-TV photographer Donnie Ruark retired yesterday after 38 YEARS at the station, prompting a visit from station mascot Fisbie (shown here with Claudia…