downtown http://wfpl.org en Soon, You'll Be Able to Pay for Parking in Louisville With Your Phone http://wfpl.org/post/soon-youll-be-able-pay-parking-louisville-your-phone <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In response to what officials say is strong citizen demand, Louisville Metro Government will allow drivers to pay for parking meters with their phones.</span></p><p>The city is working with <a href="http://passportparking.com/company/">North Carolina-based Passport Parking</a> to accept payments through an app, text messages or phone calls. Such payments will carry a 25 cent fee, which is Passport's only revenue in the deal.</p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 20:01:57 +0000 Gabe Bullard 7542 at http://wfpl.org Soon, You'll Be Able to Pay for Parking in Louisville With Your Phone New York Times Calls Downtown Bridge Plan "Out of Step" http://wfpl.org/post/new-york-times-calls-downtown-bridge-plan-out-step <p>Louisville's annual IdeaFestival draws top thinkers to the city. Ideally, it gets people talking about the city as well. This year's festival did just that, but the most recent chatter isn't entirely flattering.</p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 15:56:06 +0000 Gabe Bullard 1793 at http://wfpl.org New York Times Calls Downtown Bridge Plan "Out of Step" Why Are We So Excited About the Derby Clock? http://wfpl.org/post/why-are-we-so-excited-about-derby-clock <p>The Derby Clock (technically called the Louisville Clock) is back on Fourth Street.&nbsp;</p><p>Barney Bright's kinetic sculpture&nbsp;was first dedicated in 1976 in the Louisville Galleria. Over the subsequent 36 years, the clock has been broken, repaired and moved. It was placed in Theater Square last year and crews have spent the last few weeks making sure the carved figurines that run a mock horse race around the clock are in working order.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 24 Aug 2012 16:47:07 +0000 Gabe Bullard 1444 at http://wfpl.org Why Are We So Excited About the Derby Clock? Moody's Downgrades Arena Bonds http://wfpl.org/post/moodys-downgrades-arena-bonds <p>Moody&#39;s credit rating agency has downgraded the bonds used to finance the KFC Yum Center, citing high operating costs and poor performance of businesses around the arena.</p><p>Part of the plan to pay off the bonds relies on tax increment financing. A TIF district was created in downtown Louisville so any development spurred by the facility would help pay the debt. The arena was supposed to give downtown development a boost, but Moody&#39;s says the TIF district may not be enough to support the arena.</p> Thu, 31 May 2012 21:53:14 +0000 Gabe Bullard 492 at http://wfpl.org Moody's Downgrades Arena Bonds