Arts and Humanities
1:00 pm
Thu July 4, 2013

New Albany's Public Art Project Celebrates Bicentennial

"New Albany Now," Tiffany Carbonneau, video
Tiffany Carbonneau

New Albany turns 200 years old this year. To celebrate, the Indiana town has unveiled the final pieces of its Public Art Project. The series culminates this summer with a series of outdoor installations exploring New Albany’s history. Nine pieces of public art are currently up in downtown New Albany, including four new works installed last month to complete the four-year bicentennial project.

This year’s four artists are interpreting themes dealing with New Albany’s art, culture and entertainment.

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Local News
12:00 pm
Thu July 4, 2013

What Exactly Happened on July 4th, 1776?

Revolutionary Summer

On the Fourth of July, America remembers its founding fathers, and legacy they left behind.

But as I found out speaking with Joseph Ellis, Independence Day is a bit of a misnomer. In fact, exactly when we should celebrate Independence Day is up for debate.

Ellis is one of the most respected historians on the Revolutionary War. He won the Pulitzer Prize for his book, “Founding Brothers,” and has recently published a new book called, “Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence.”

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Local News
9:57 am
Thu July 4, 2013

Ohio River Bridges Project Prepares For Interstate Lane Closures

Credit Ohio River Bridges Project

Kentucky officials are preparing to close two areas of the downtown Louisville interstate until 2016 to construct the Ohio River Bridges Project’s new I-65 bridge.

The largest closure will be the ramp leading from I-64 East to I-65 South, which will shut down to commuters on July 15.

The exchange gets around 8,000 vehicles per day, but it’s also the least used ramp in the interchange, says Andy Barber, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s project manager for the Bridges Project.

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Local News
9:56 am
Thu July 4, 2013

Louisville Protesters to Ask U.S. to 'Restore the Fourth'

A group plans to protest at noon Thursday at Metro Hall in downtown Louisville against the National Security Agency's recently revealed surveillance programs.

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Politics
9:00 am
Thu July 4, 2013

A Political Career May Still be in Heather French Henry's Future

Heather French Henry
Credit Wikipedia Commons

Heather French Henry may enter politics one day, but not now.

And, if she does, it could be at the state, federal or local level.

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The Two-Way
7:58 am
Thu July 4, 2013

Egypt Begins Dangerous New Phase As Interim Leader Steps In

People dance and cheer in Cairo's Tahrir Square on July 4, the day after former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi was ousted from power.
Spencer Platt Getty Images

Originally published on Thu July 4, 2013 11:09 pm

  • From 'Morning Edition': Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson in Cairo
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Arts and Humanities
7:00 am
Thu July 4, 2013

Downtown Trolley Hop Adds South Fourth Street Route

Studio clay by Laura Ross opens at the new Craft(s) Gallery on South Fourth Street this Friday.
Craft(s) Gallery

The Louisville Downtown Management District extends its First Friday downtown Trolley Hop route this Friday. The new route connects the art galleries on South Fourth Street to the existing downtown art hop, which runs 5-11 p.m. on the first Friday of the month. 

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Local News
4:59 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Louisville's Law Enforcement Agencies to Target Violent Offenders

Credit fbi.gov

Louisville law enforcement is working more closely with state and federal officials to answer violent city crime.

“The message that we are very, very clearly trying to send to would-be criminals out there is to think twice before using a gun in the commission of any crime,” says Louisville Police Chief Steve Conrad. “You can find yourselves literally spending the rest of your life in federal prison.”

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Politics
4:29 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Mitch McConnell Touts His Experience, Influence Compared to Alison Lundergan Grimes

Mitch McConnell
Credit Joseph Lord/WFPL News

From Mitch McConnell's perspective, the 2014 race for his U.S. Senate seat comes down to in large part to his influence and many years of experience in Washington, D.C.

McConnell, the Senate Republican leader, spoke to reporters on Wednesday after a groundbreaking for the final phase of the Parklands of Floyds Fork project in southeastern Jefferson County. He addressed the entry on Monday into the senate race of Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky's Secretary of State.

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Environment
4:00 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Most Years, Soot Pollution and Fireworks Go Hand-in-Hand on Independence Day

As Louisville celebrates the Fourth of July, there will be both Metro-sanctioned and rogue fireworks displays. In the past, this has often caused uncharacteristically high air pollution in the city.

These days, Louisville has issues with some kinds of air pollution. When you hear about an air quality alert, it’s almost always for high ozone levels. Particle pollution—or soot—levels in the city’s air have been fairly low in recent years.

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