Curious Louisville

If you’re driving downtown near the river, you can’t miss it: a brand new paint job in progress on the Clark Memorial Bridge.

We’ve heard it compared to a school bus, a canary, and butter. Curious Louisville listener Allan Steinberg wanted to know how the color was chosen. (Allan’s not a fan: “I was hoping it was only the primer!”)

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WFPL’s Amina Elahi went to Rebecca Matheny, the director of the Louisville Downtown Partnership. They’re responsible for the paint job. They also oversaw the KFC Yum Center design and construction — and it turns out, the two are related.

Listen here to find out why:

Submitted by Allan Steinberg

(This photo will make sense once you’ve heard the story)

(Need a transcript? Here you go!)

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Laura is LPM's Director of Podcasts & Special Projects.