World War II

Local News
7:00 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Yom HaShoah in Louisville: Survivors Share Stories for Holocaust Remembrance Week

Credit Alix Mattingly

This Sunday marks the beginning of Holocaust Remembrance Week.  In Louisville, the Jewish Community Relations Council will mark the remembrance, Yom HaShoah, with an event Monday night at the Kentucky Center for the Arts.        

It’s called “Pouring Out the Heart:  Learning from Personal Holocaust Stories.”  

The recollections of two sisters from Russia who now live in Louisville are included in a locally-produced film that will be unveiled at the event.  

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Local News
8:30 am
Fri September 28, 2012

B-17 "Flying Fortress" Tour Makes Local Stop

A piece of World War II history can be spotted in the skies over the Louisville area this weekend.

It's one of the stops on a national tour by a restored B-17 Bomber.

The Boeing B-17 is better known as the Flying Fortress. More than 12,000 were produced starting in 1935. Many of them took part in missions over Nazi-occupied Europe during World War Two. Only a dozen are still flying today.

This one, making a stop at the Clark County Airport in Sellersburg, Indiana, was built in 1945.

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10:30 am
Wed June 6, 2012

McConnell, Yarmuth Mark D-Day Anniversary

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., are celebrating the 68th anniversary of the D-Day invasion by meeting with World War II veterans.

For historians, D-Day marks the turning point against Nazi Germany when Allied forces landed on the beaches of Normandy in France. Over 3,000 U.S. service members were killed on the day of the invasion.

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