Fourth of July http://wfpl.org en Sights and Sounds: The Allure of Serious Fireworks in Southern Indiana http://wfpl.org/post/sights-and-sounds-allure-serious-fireworks-southern-indiana <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Louisvillians</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> are getting their fireworks ready for the Fourth of July weekend.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jefferson County law prohibits the purchase and lighting of the airborne stuff—but there's a way to get serious fireworks. </span></p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 15:29:56 +0000 Eleanor Hasken & Gail Faustyn 9709 at http://wfpl.org Sights and Sounds: The Allure of Serious Fireworks in Southern Indiana Hey Louisville, Keep the Fireworks Away From Buildings and People This Fourth of July http://wfpl.org/post/hey-louisville-keep-fireworks-away-buildings-and-people-fourth-july <p>Louisville's chief fire investigator has a request for the city: Be careful with those fireworks this week.</p><p>Louisville Fire &amp; Rescue typically deals with a three- to four-times increase in runs on the Fourth of July and days surrounding it, Major Henry Ott said.</p><p>Because of this, firefighters dealing trash fires or brush blazes may not be in place to deal with more serious structure fires, he added.</p><p>Ott noted fireworks that shoot in the air or explode are prohibited in Louisville.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 21:18:12 +0000 Joseph Lord 9705 at http://wfpl.org Hey Louisville, Keep the Fireworks Away From Buildings and People This Fourth of July Waterfront Independence Festival Has Uncertain Future http://wfpl.org/post/waterfront-independence-festival-has-uncertain-future <p>This year may be the last for the<a href="http://www.louisvillewaterfront.com/events/calendar/2013/july.html"> Waterfront Independence Festival</a>. The two-day event at Waterfront Park featuring free music, children’s activities and fireworks has been losing money since 2008.</p><p>The festival is now in its 15<sup>th</sup> year and usually has an attendance of about 150,000. Waterfront Development Corporation spokeswoman Ashley Smith says the festival brings people together from all over the city.</p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 14:04:24 +0000 Brandon Girdley 5999 at http://wfpl.org Waterfront Independence Festival Has Uncertain Future