Louisville http://wfpl.org en ESPN Takes a Look at Street Ball in Louisville and Around the U.S. http://wfpl.org/post/espn-takes-look-street-ball-louisville-and-around-us <p></p><p>Louisville’s annual Dirt Bowl street ball basketball tournament could help save playground basketball.</p><p>That is according to an article published today on<a href="http://espn.go.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/11216972/playground-basketball-dying"> ESPN.com</a> that examines the fading style of outdoor basketball played on concrete courts.</p><p>Here's<a href="http://espn.go.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/11216972/playground-basketball-dying" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>&nbsp;the article.</strong></a></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:00:00 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9833 at http://wfpl.org ESPN Takes a Look at Street Ball in Louisville and Around the U.S. What To Know About The Clark Memorial Bridge Shutdown http://wfpl.org/post/what-know-about-clark-memorial-bridge-shutdown <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Louisville traffic authorities said the first morning commute following the closure of the Clark Memorial Bridge was not as troublesome as many expected.</span></p><p>Major delays were expected for motorists that usually depend on the Clark Memorial Bridge, which closed Tuesday for construction on the new Ohio River downtown bridge. The Clark Memorial Bridge is expected to be closed for about six weeks.</p><p>Jim Mallory is the operation center supervisor for TRIMARC, which monitors traffic on the freeway system in Louisville and Southern Indiana.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 20:13:25 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9729 at http://wfpl.org What To Know About The Clark Memorial Bridge Shutdown Louisville Area Prepares For Traffic Issues From Clark Memorial Bridge Shutdown http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-area-prepares-traffic-issues-clark-memorial-bridge-shutdown <p></p><p>Some Louisville area residents should be prepared for slower commutes starting Tuesday morning when the Clark Memorial Bridge temporarily shuts down, a Metro Police official said.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The bridge will be&nbsp;</span><a href="/post/reminder-clark-memorial-bridge-closes-weeks-starting-tuesday" style="line-height: 1.5;">closed to motorists and pedestrians for about six weeks</a>.</p><p>During that time, Louisville authorities will boost forces to help transition drivers who depend on the bridge connecting downtown Louisville to Southern Indiana.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 20:29:04 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9722 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Area Prepares For Traffic Issues From Clark Memorial Bridge Shutdown Louisville Metro Police's Racial Profiling Study Expected To Be Released This Summer http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-metro-polices-racial-profiling-study-expected-be-released-summer <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The results of a &nbsp;year-long study to determine whether Louisville Metro Police officers racially profile when making traffic stops should be available “later this summer,” police officials said on Wednesday.</span></p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9643 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Metro Police's Racial Profiling Study Expected To Be Released This Summer Grand Jury Declines to Indict 4 Men on Downtown Mob Violence Charges http://wfpl.org/post/grand-jury-declines-indict-4-men-downtown-mob-violence-charges <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For months,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Craig&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Dean and three other young Louisville men faced the possibility of felony indictments stemming from the March 22 mob violence in downtown Louisville</span></p><div><p>“I never thought March 22 would last this long,” Dean said today from the courthouse.</p></div><p>A Jefferson County grand jury minutes earlier had declined to indict Dean and the other three young men arrested following the outbreak of violence three months ago.</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 22:43:29 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9632 at http://wfpl.org Grand Jury Declines to Indict 4 Men on Downtown Mob Violence Charges Louisville Needs More Trees to Curb Fast-Growing Urban Heat Island Effect, Researcher Says http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-needs-more-trees-curb-fast-growing-urban-heat-island-effect-researcher-says <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Downtown Louisville residents live in one of the fastest growing urban heat islands in the U.S., according to preliminary results of an ongoing study.</span></p><p>A city’s urban heat island effect is defined as the temperature difference of rural areas compared to downtown areas.&nbsp; That temperature difference in Louisville ranked highest among 50 of the country’s largest metropolitan areas, according to the study by Brian Stone, a professor of City and Regional Planning at Georgia Tech.</p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 10:55:33 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9583 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Needs More Trees to Curb Fast-Growing Urban Heat Island Effect, Researcher Says Andy Murphy: A 'Poster Child' For Improving Fitness in Louisville http://wfpl.org/post/andy-murphy-poster-child-improving-fitness-louisville <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Andy Murphy’s life changed when he met a 38-year-old man in the final stages of emphysema.</span></p><p>“Seeing that poor guy, all bent over—it was just one of those ‘aha’ moments,” Murphy said.</p><p>To that point, Murphy was two-pack-a-day smoker. He'd smoked since he was 14—for 35 years.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But, after he saw firsthand the effects emphysema can have on the human body, he quit smoking. He'd dedicate himself to improve his fitness.</span></p><p>“It’s the best thing I’ve ever done,” he said.&nbsp;</p> Sun, 01 Jun 2014 11:36:54 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9465 at http://wfpl.org Andy Murphy: A 'Poster Child' For Improving Fitness in Louisville Why Louisvillians Ride Their Bikes To Work http://wfpl.org/post/why-louisvillians-ride-their-bikes-work <p></p><p>For Friday's Bike to Work Day, Louisville cyclists met up in area parks and rode downtown for free coffee and bananas before heading to their jobs.</p> Sat, 31 May 2014 10:54:56 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9461 at http://wfpl.org Why Louisvillians Ride Their Bikes To Work Louisville Mayor's Budget Proposal Adds $2 Million For Youth Program—But Plan Has Critics http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-mayors-budget-proposal-adds-2-million-youth-program-plan-has-critics <p>More than $2 million in Mayor Greg Fischer's proposed city budget for the next fiscal year would &nbsp;go to improving youth development programs throughout Louisville.</p><p>The funds would support restorative justice programs, enhance the office of Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods and increase hours and develop programs at community centers.</p><p>But the plan has critics.</p><p>Still, Anthony Smith, the director of the city's Office of Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods, said it is a “move in the right direction” anytime resources can be added to youth development.</p> Fri, 23 May 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9411 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Mayor's Budget Proposal Adds $2 Million For Youth Program—But Plan Has Critics The Big Four Bridge Is Now Open on Both Sides http://wfpl.org/post/big-four-bridge-now-open-both-sides <p>Both sides of the Big Four Bridge are now open.</p><p>Early Tuesday, barriers on the Indiana side were removed and people were allowed to walk or bike across the Ohio River between Louisville and Jeffersonville.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Kentucky side of the bridge opened in February 2013.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Mayors Greg Fischer and Mike Moore, of Louisville and Jeffersonville respectively, attended the opening Tuesday afternoon with crowds waiting to cross the bridge.&nbsp;</p><p>Nancy Garner lives on the Indiana side.</p> Tue, 20 May 2014 21:30:37 +0000 Jacob Ryan & Alix Mattingly 9385 at http://wfpl.org The Big Four Bridge Is Now Open on Both Sides