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3:01 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Soon, You'll Be Able to Pay for Parking in Louisville With Your Phone

Soon...
Credit Gabe Bullard / WFPL News

In response to what officials say is strong citizen demand, Louisville Metro Government will allow drivers to pay for parking meters with their phones.

The city is working with North Carolina-based Passport Parking 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.

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Local News
11:56 am
Wed September 26, 2012

New York Times Calls Downtown Bridge Plan "Out of Step"

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.

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Local News
12:47 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Why Are We So Excited About the Derby Clock?

The Louisville Clock
Gabe Bullard WFPL News

The Derby Clock (technically called the Louisville Clock) is back on Fourth Street. 

Barney Bright's kinetic sculpture 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. 

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Local News
5:53 pm
Thu May 31, 2012

Moody's Downgrades Arena Bonds

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Moody'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.

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's says the TIF district may not be enough to support the arena.

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