river road

Louisville Uncovered presents: The Heigold House, mystery behind the facade on River Road

The Heigold House was built by immigrant stonemason Christopher Heigold, and stands at the intersection of River Road and Frankfort Avenue, watch the history around it on Louisville Uncovered !      “The Point” was a thriving 19th century neighborhood east of Downtown Louisville and opposite Towhead Island along the Ohio River. It was located north of the present day Butchertown area. Starting in the 1840s it was home to many upper income residents who had moved from New Orleans, giving the area the nickname “the Frenchmen’s Row”. They built many mansion houses in the area, the best known of which was…


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East End Bridge, Hurdles & lawsuits: What would Lewis & Clark do?

I have a saying: If God places a hurdle in your path, and you keep going around it, and boom! theres another obstacle in your path, and yet, you go around again, and the cycle repeats over and over, when are you going to realize the roadblock is there for a reason? Uhm, yeah.  If you are hell bent and determined to build a bridge, you will ignore every obstacle, for decades, wasting taxpayer money when there is a simple solution. Place the bridge in the East end,  of Oldham County, right where Highway 53 intersects with US 42. Its exactly…


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Signs of Louisville trouble!

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know rain in, around and East of Louisville spells trouble for the Ohio River. Tuesday morning the water in the Ohio River was just starting to overflow its banks. It’s not an unusual problem for the Louisville area, but it can cause plenty of headaches for anyone traveling along the banks of the Ohio. This year because of the Sherman Minton bridge being closed down and the rerouting of traffic along I 64 and I 71, River Road is especially busy. If the water levels rise high enough, River Road will be put…