Louisville news: Brent Ackerson tells Derby Festival where it can stick its Pegasus Pin edition [News]

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  • "In a project that officials say will further unite the region, the governors of Kentucky and Indiana announced that along with the city of Jeffersonville, the two states will allocate $22 million to complete the Big Four Bridge pedestrian and bicycle pathway to link Louisville and Southern Indiana. The agreement will turn the unused and rusting span into a new bridge that will connect Louisville’s Waterfront Park to downtown Jeffersonville. The historic bridge was built for railroad traffic in 1895, but has been closed with its approaches removed since 1969." [LEO Weekly]
  • "Derby Festival officials changed the seating rules this year to charge visitors to sit in one portion of the park. About ten percent of the Great Lawn will be fenced off for this year’s fireworks show. Visitors will need a Pegasus Pin to enter the area. Festival president Mike Berry told a Metro Council committee Tuesday the change will stop early visitors from staking large claims in the lawn and blocking others from getting the best views. The sales of the pins will offset the cost of guarding the area...Metro Councilman Brent Ackerson says it’s unfair to charge people to visit the park, and he told Berry he wants to find a way around the fee." [WFPL]
  • "On his blog Monday, Roger Baylor announced that he plans to run for one of the three at-large seats on the New Albany council. Baylor is co-owner of the New Albanian Brewing Company. He’s also a frequent progressive voice in southern Indiana politics, often speaking out against the current Ohio River Bridges Project. Baylor writes a column for the New Albany News and Tribune. The column will go on hiatus after this Thursday as Baylor seeks office." [WFPL]

Photo: Courtesy Derby Festival

About Zach Everson
I'm the travel news/travel buzz editor at MapQuest. Previously, I was a freelance writer, contributing to The Wall Street Journal, Air Canada's enRoute, USA Today, Condé Nast Traveller, BlackBook, Curbed, Gridskipper, Deadspin, and Fox News. I also was the founding editor of Eater Louisville and the director of content and editorial strategy for Louisville.com.
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