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Local News
3:00 pm
Fri July 4, 2014

Photos: Dairy Kastle Serves Up Summertime Treats

A Dairy Kastle special during Fourth of July weekend—ice cream, blueberries, strawberries, shortcake, whip cream, a cherry and sprinkles.
Credit Photos by Eleanor Hasken/LPM

Dani Porter, 20, and Alexis Porter, 17, stop by the Dairy Kastle ice cream stand at least once a week for an afternoon treat.

Alexis Porter’s favorite desert is the orange sherbet; Dani Porter’s is the vanilla and chocolate swirl.

While Dani Porter rarely deviates from her normal favorite, she decided on Thursday to try a Fourth of July specials—ice cream with shortcake, blueberries, strawberries and sprinkles.

Diary Kastle, at Eastern Parkway and Bradley Avenue, sells on average a couple hundred ice cream cones and chili dogs a night each.

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Local News
2:37 pm
Sat June 21, 2014

Photos: Even Before Summer Officially Began Saturday, Louisvillians Sought Ways to Cool Off

Credit Photos by Eleanor Hasken/LPM

Summer officially began Saturday morning.

This week, even before the new season began, Louisvillian dealt with temperatures in the 80s and 90s. To cool off, some residents—young ones, especially—took to the water features at Waterfront Park. 

Taevion, 7, looks at his family that have passed under a bridge in the water feature at Waterfront Park.

Kayden, 6, begins to walk down the steps of the water feature while looking back at her family for permission.

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Local News
4:30 pm
Thu June 7, 2012

West Nile Found in Indiana Mosquitoes

James Gathany CDC

Indiana health officials say the West Nile virus has been confirmed among mosquitoes in the state weeks earlier than last year.

The State Department of Health says tests found the virus in mosquitoes in southern Indiana's Orange County, which is northwest of Louisville.

The department says the virus wasn't confirmed in the insects until mid-July last year, and it's impossible to predict whether that will mean greater severity of illnesses in people because rainfall and temperatures this summer will affect the number of mosquitoes.