July 29, 2012 - 6:59pm
The Great Steamboat Race has only been rescheduled a few times since racing began in 1963.
This evening, the historic Belle of Louisville will be racing the Belle of Cincinnati on the mighty Ohio River beginning at 6 p.m.Traditionally, the race is held during the Kentucky Derby Festival, but high water on the river forced KDF officials to postpone the race.
May 6, 2012 - 1:24pm
Linked to the North by its Civil War stance but portrayed each May with plantation imagery, just where does Louisville's core allegiance lie?
This article appears in the May 2011 issue of LouisvilleMagazine. To subscribe, please visit loumag.com.
April 26, 2011 - 7:54am
Local news for April 26, 2011
"With the Ohio River predicted to crest ten feet above flood stage later this week, Gov. Steve Beshear declared a state of emergency Monday due to the severe storms and flooding that have impacted the state.
April 25, 2011 - 8:57am
Local news for April 25, 2011
"State Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer spent $1,576 in state money last month while promoting the Department of Agriculture’s Kentucky Proud program at the Sweet Sixteen boys’ basketball tournament in Lexington. Much of that cost was for four nights at a $359-a-night suite at the Lexington...
July 29, 2012 - 6:50pm
Once the show starts, barge workers head into a container — like a transport container you’d see on a train — and close the doors. They never actually see the show. All you hear is thumping. It sounds like a war zone.
This article appears in the March 2011 issue of LouisvilleMagazine. To subscribe, please visit loumag.com.As told by 63-year-old Dave Evans . . .We drop each firework shell individually into a pipe. Then you hook an electronic igniter to it. We’re talking more than 10,000 shells on six barges. We...