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Welcome to Curious Louisville, a new series from 89.3 WFPL where we'll answer your questions about our city. Just submit a question in the box below or vote on a question you'd like us to answer. We'll investigate the winning questions and play what we find on air, on this website and via our Curious Louisville podcast. Thanks! Support provided by:
Questions we've answered

Curious Louisville: Who Were The Caldwell Sisters?

They never lived here, so why do they have a monument in Cave Hill Cemetery?

Curious Louisville: Who Cleans Up Graffiti On The Backs Of Freeway Signs?

Is it art? Is it vandalism? Either way, it’s part of your commute.

Curious Louisville: Why Are There So Many Fish Fries In Louisville?

Because the food is delicious! (But there’s more to the story.)

Curious Louisville: What Was Old Louisville Called Before It Was ‘Old?’

In a city of neighborhoods, this one was once nameless.

Curious Louisville: What Happened To Muhammad Ali’s Olympic Medal?

Did The Champ really toss his medal into the river?

Curious Louisville: Whatever Happened To The Falls Fountain?

It’s been gone since 1998, but not entirely forgotten. Especially not by at least one Curious Louisville listener.

Curious Louisville: Why Is The Clark Memorial Bridge Being Painted Yellow?

Allan Steinberg wanted to know… so we found out.

Curious Louisville: What’s Up With That Stone Circle In Champions Park?

This dog run quirk was once part of a major feat of engineering.

Best Of 2018: Curious Louisville

This year, Louisvillians had a lot of questions about our city. Here’s a list of some of our favorites.

Curious Louisville: What’s On Shippingport Island?

Curious Louisville listeners wanted to know what’s on Shippingport Island, which you can see from I-64 and Portland. The answer — not too much.

Here’s The Winner Of The Latest Curious Louisville Voting Round

Early last month, Curious Louisville asked listeners to vote on which question we should answer next. We now have a winner.

Curious Louisville: What Question Should We Tackle Next?

We’ve been collecting questions over the past year and now we want to know which one you’d like us to answer next.

Curious Louisville: What’s In The Tiny House On The 14th Street Bridge?

A listener asked Curious Louisville “What’s it like in the tiny house on top of the 14th Street Drawbridge?” Turns out a lot of people ask the president of the railroad this, too.

Curious Louisville: What Happens To Your Recycling?

Over the last couple years, you’ve asked us nearly a dozen questions about recycling. And finally, we have some answers.

Curious Louisville: Why Are Our Traffic Lights So Prone To Storm Outages?

You barely notice them until they’re not working. That’s a nuisance in general, but especially annoying — and potentially dangerous — in bad weather.