Falls of the Ohio

Local News
4:00 pm
Mon December 23, 2013

Falls of the Ohio Foundation Completes Challenge Grant

Falls of the Ohio
Credit www.fallsoftheohio.org

Funds continue to be acquired for a campaign to expand and update the Falls of the Ohio Interpretive Center.

The Falls of the Ohio Foundation recently completed a $500,000 challenge grant offered by the James Graham Brown Foundation. In order to be eligible for the grant, the park’s Foundation was required to raise $1 million.

The challenge grant was presented in April and the park foundation was able to generate more than $1.4 million since then.

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Environment
4:10 pm
Tue September 18, 2012

Water Conference Presenter Advocates for Restoration of Falls of the Ohio

A consultant says Louisville should restore the Falls of the Ohio to its natural state, which would spur tourism. The presentation was part of today’s pre-Idea Festival conference about water.

The Falls of the Ohio are technically still there, but most of the falls have been covered by flooding from the McAlpine dam. Steven Greseth says the dam should be relocated, and the historic falls should be restored.

Greseth says restoring the falls would give Kentucky and Indiana residents a tie to their history to be proud of, and could also boost tourism in the area.

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