Local News
3:52 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Saturday's Thunder Over Louisville Will Have More Security 'Than Ever Before'

The 2012 Thunder Over Louisville
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Security at this year’s Thunder Over Louisville  will be boosted like never before.  

More than 1,100 police officers from Louisville Metro Police Department and several other agencies will be working at the aircraft and fireworks show.

"More than ever before," LMPD Chief Steve Conrad said Monday during a news conference.

Conrad is also asking parents to accompany their children to the event and report any missing children as soon as possible.

“Safety starts with proper parental supervision,” he said. 

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Local News
1:28 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Documentary Focuses on Prison Culture in Kentucky


A PBS documentary scheduled for broadcast in late April dissects the pattern of incarceration in America by turning the lens on prison culture in Kentucky.

Produced by "Frontline," the documentary features several members of the Louisville community, including Jayjuan Taylor, the 14-year-old that has been a voice in the recent concerns of teenage violence.

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Local News
4:55 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Cocktail Conference To Bring Mix of Brains, Booze to Downtown Louisville

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  Cocktail  enthusiasts  from across the country will be in Louisville this week to celebrate the history and science of mixed beverages.

Cocktail Culture: A Conference aims to bring together authors, historians and academics to discuss the presence of alcohol throughout history in film, literature and culture.

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Local News
11:13 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Young People Dissatisfied With Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer's Plan to Curb Downtown Violence

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The city's response to violent outbreaks in the downtown Louisville area is drawing criticism from some in the teenage community.

Last week, Mayor Greg Fischer announced more than 20 security cameras would be added to the Waterfront Park area and that Metro Police presence would be boosted.

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Local News
5:32 pm
Sun March 30, 2014

Teen Violence: Community Walk Across Big Four Bridge Draws Crowd, Criticism

In the latest response to last week's downtown teen violence, nearly 200 people joined Mayor Greg Fischer for a walk across the Big Four Bridge Sunday afternoon, but while the event attracted a crowd, it also attracted critics, who question whether it will help solve the problems that inspired it. 

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7:31 pm
Sat March 29, 2014

Two Teens Arrested In Relation to Waterfront Park Violence

Waterfront Park in downtown Louisville
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Two teenagers are facing criminal charges in connection with a string of violent incidents that swept through downtown Louisville last weekend.

On March 22, nearly 200 teens gathered near the Big Four Bridge to honor two victims of a TARC bus stabbing. There were 17 incident reports filed and 32 calls were made for police assistance.

According to a statement released by Metro Police, Shaquazz E. Allen, 18, and Tyrone D. Booker, 19, were arrested on Friday around 6 p.m.

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10:16 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Louisville Teens Express Safety Concerns, 'Push Back' in Conversations About Downtown Violence

Jayjuan Taylor
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Young residents who attended a pair of discussions  Thursday in West Louisville to address a recent string of violence downtown expressed concerns about safety in their neighborhoods, but also questioned the usefulness of the city-sponsored talks.

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Local News
12:25 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer Sees Need for Added Hotels

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Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said a string of hotels set to be constructed in downtown Louisville will play a vital role in accommodating the city’s growing tourism industry.

“One of things that is happening in our city and a lot of people don’t recognize it going on, is we’re getting a whole new type of tourist coming to town,” Fischer said.  “We’re going to need a lot of capacity.”

The Bourbon Trail last year attracted nearly 600,000 people and Fischer said “we’re quickly on our way to exceed 1 million.”

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Local News
9:10 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Smoketown's Sheppard Square Gets Fresh Start

Efforts to revitalize the Smoketown neighborhood’s Sheppard Square housing development are nearing completion and residents are beginning to move into new apartments.

The $96.5 million renovation began in 2012 and is the third Hope VI project in Louisville. Hope VI is a federally led effort aimed at eradicating distressed public housing.  Nearly $22 million for the project came from federal funds.

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7:00 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Lane Restrictions Planned for Clark Memorial Bridge on Monday

The Clark Memorial Bridge
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The southbound approach to the Clark Memorial Bridge will be reduced to one-lane beginning Monday morning.

Crews will be dismantling historic limestone pylons and railings, officials from the project said.  The structures will be reincorporated into the bridge once ramp construction is complete.

The work will eventually move into the northbound approach, closing one lane in each direction.

The existing four travel lanes on the Clark Memorial Bridge will not be affected during the work.

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