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7:21 am
Mon July 21, 2014

I'm In Love With That Song: What You Missed Sunday at Forecastle

Another Forecastle is in the books. Final headliner Beck closed the ship down for another year Sunday night on Waterfront Park.
Credit Alix Mattingly / Louisville Public Media

About 60,000 revelers crowded Louisville's Waterfront Park this weekend for the annual three-day festival. Unlike last year, when bad weather shut the festival down twice, this year the rain mostly held off — but so did the sun, until yesterday, when the temperatures crept up into the sunny 80s and it finally felt like a summer festival in Kentucky.

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Local News
6:30 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Crescent Hill Reservoir Walking Path Closed for Eight Weeks

The Crescent Hill Reservoir walking path and gatehouse, pictured in 2013.
Credit Rick Howlett

Starting today, the Crescent Hill Reservoir is temporarily closed to walkers and runners while the Louisville Water Company finishes restoration work on the reservoir’s historic gatehouse.      

The project began in 2013.   Spokeswoman Kelley Dearing Smith says the limestone staircase leading up to the reservoir is also being rehabilitated.      

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Arts and Humanities
11:00 am
Sun July 20, 2014

Forecastle Fest: Here Are Some Bands to Catch on Sunday

Jenny Lewis
Credit Press Here Publicity

Plenty of music is left to be heard before Beck closes down Forecastle Festival 2014 tonight.

WFPL arts reporter Erin Keane and Sean Cannon, a DJ from our sister station WFPK, have some thoughts on who you might want to check out. Here are suggestions for Sunday:

Lucius (Mast Stage, 2:45 p.m.)

You know how perfect live harmonies send chills down your spine and give you the second sight required to see the face of the Lord? What I’m getting at is, you better not miss Lucius. – Sean

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Arts and Humanities
8:55 am
Sun July 20, 2014

You Can Hear Me Coming Down the Hall: What You Missed Saturday at Forecastle

Four out of five mermaids love Louisville's JaLin Roze.
Credit Erin Keane / WFPL News

 Forecastle Festival continued yesterday with even more music, madness, and mermaids. Here are some highlights from Saturday:

Hip-hop rising star Jalin Roze and indie rock supergroup Spanish Gold (their drummer is Louisvillian Patrick Hallahan — you might know him from My Morning Jacket, or maybe just the Germantown Kroger) went toe to toe in the battle of the hometown heroes Saturday afternoon.

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Politics
3:26 pm
Sat July 19, 2014

Libertarian Kentucky Senate Contender David Patterson Gets Closer to Making November Ballot

David Patterson
Credit david4senate.com

The Libertarian Party of Kentucky is close to completing its effort to have a candidate on the ballot this fall for U.S. Senate.

The Libertarian Party announced Thursday that its candidate, 42-year-old David Patterson of Mercer County, appears poised to be able to take on Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes and Republican incumbent Mitch McConnell, providing voters with a third option.

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Arts and Humanities
11:00 am
Sat July 19, 2014

Forecastle Fest: Here Are Some Bands to Catch on Saturday

Sharon Jones
Credit Daptone Records

Forecastle Festival 2014 kicked off Friday. (Here's a review.) The festival at Louisville's Waterfront Park has a full day of music planned–which means fest-goers have some decisions to make.

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Arts and Humanities
8:08 am
Sat July 19, 2014

The Whole World Loves It When You Make That Sound: What You Missed Friday at Forecastle

Big Boi performing in Outkast's headlining Friday night set at Forecastle.
Credit Alix Mattingly / Louisville Public Media

Forecastle Festival opened its Waterfront Park gates Friday at lunchtime for the first of three days of music, bourbon, beer, very large puppets and fashions strange and beautiful. Here are some highlights from Friday:

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Local News
4:17 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Details of the Kentucky Child Care Subsidy's Expansion Next Month

Southside Christian Child Care on Klondike Lane
Credit www.southsidechristianchildcare.com

The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services this week released a few more details on the process for expanding eligibility to the Child Care Assistance Program.

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Politics
2:15 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

You Don't Care About 'Untoward Dealings' in Politics, Wife of U.S. Congressman Says

Connie Harriman-Whitfield

The Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting's latest investigation into money, politics and ethics explored the business ties among longtime Congressman Ed Whitfield, his lobbyist wife, and another well-known lobbyist.

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Arts and Humanities
2:11 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Fund for the Arts Responds to State Funding Cuts

Christen Boone, President and CEO, Fund for the Arts
Credit Submitted photo

This week the Kentucky Arts Council, which took a 25 percent reduction in funding for its Arts Partnership grant program due to state budget reductions and a return of $600,000 in its earned income to the general fund, announced its 2015 Kentucky Arts Partnership grants. Nearly all groups in Jefferson County saw a reduction in funding (see yesterday's article), including the Fund for the Arts.

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