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: Has The State Taken Over Other School Districts In Kentucky?

When Kentucky’s interim education commissioner released an audit recommending the state take over JCPS, that got some of our listeners wondering: has this happened before?

Curious Louisville: ¿Qué Le Preguntaría Usted A Los Candidatos A La Alcaldía?

Al Día en América en colaboración con Curious Louisville quiere saber: Si usted fuera el moderador de un debate con todos los candidatos, ¿qué les preguntaría?

Curious Louisville: Ask The Mayoral Candidates

If you were moderating a debate with all the candidates, what would you ask them?

WFPL Wants Your Questions About The JCPS Audit

The district has until May 30 to appeal the state’s recommendation it take over — but in the meantime, WFPL wants to know what questions you have about the audit.

A Curious Derby Round Up!

You had lots of questions about the Derby. We answered them, as part of our Curious Louisville series!

Curious Derby: What’s The Cheapest Horse Ever To Win The Derby?

And has a claimed horse ever won the famous garland of roses?

Curious Derby: 20(ish) Questions With Bugler Steve Buttleman

He loves musical theater, and makes jewelry between races. Here are the answers to all your questions about Churchill Downs bugler Steve Buttleman.

Curious Derby: What’s The Origin Of The Call To The Post?

It’s 34 notes in the key of C — no sharps, no flats. And it means the next race is about 10 minutes away. You know it as the Call to the Post.

Curious Derby: What Happens To Retired Race Horses?

Racing careers last several years for most horses, but thoroughbreds can live to be over 25 years old. So what do they do when their racing days are over?

Curious Derby: How Do Jockeys Stay In Racing Shape?

What type of physical conditioning does it take to guide and stay balanced on top of a 1,000-pound racehorse? We looked into it.

Curious Derby: Can Animal Lovers Make Peace With Horse Racing?

Every horse racing fan remembers Eight Belles, the filly who died after placing in the 2008 Kentucky Derby. Our listeners wondered: How often does that happen?

Curious Derby: What Happened To Black Jockeys?

Fifteen of the first 28 Kentucky Derby winners were ridden by black jockeys. Why are black jockeys so rare in racing today?

Curious Derby: What’s Up With Men’s Derby Fashion?

“Why do men at the Derby dress the way they do? Where does the fashion come from?”

Curious Derby: How Many Planes Fly In During Derby Weekend?

Fred Benz and his wife typically leave Derby weekend to avoid the rush of tourists. When they do, Benz notices how packed the tarmac at Louisville International Airport becomes.

Curious Louisville: Was Colonial Gardens The City’s First Zoo?

Listener Tony Wilson has heard Colonial Gardens was the site of our city’s first bowling alley and zoo. WFPL’s Rick Howlett finds out.