June 28, 2012 - 6:12pm
Protect your pets...
Louisville Metro Animal Services (LMAS) is offering tips for pet owners to help keep their pets safe from the region’s first scorching heat-wave.
One wag told us today that it is so hot in Louisville that the fire hydrants were whistling at dogs.  But our record-setting heat is a serious matter; particularly when it comes to the safety of our pets.  With no immediate relief in sight, Louisville Metro Animal Services (LMAS) is...
June 27, 2012 - 6:31pm
400 Louisville youngsters will have jobs this summer
“Providing meaningful jobs for our young people is one of the most important steps we can take as a community. It can change the future of that young person – and it’s also critically important to our city’s future. We are very grateful to everyone who has helped make this summer jobs program a success this year.”
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer held a press conference Wednesday at Kosair Children's Hospital, to announce that 400 new jobs are being made available to Louisville's youth, and that some of the jobs will be right there at the hospital.  The city’s SummerWorks 2012 program brings...
June 27, 2012 - 4:25pm
Riverview Festival
There will be food from Mike Linnig's, Ron's Hot Dogs, and Ehrlers Ice Cream. Music will be provided by Louisville’s favorite band, The Monarchs, along with appearances by 31W and Ode 2 the Gnu.
The good folks in Southwest Louisville are getting a jump on 4th of July festivities this year, with their Riverview Park Independence Festival this Saturday, June 30, from 3:00 p.m., until 10:00 p.m., at the Park on Greenwood Road (see map, below).There will be food from Mike Linnig's, Ron...
June 25, 2012 - 5:18pm
Dirt Bowl returns to Louisville
The new Dirt Bowl won’t just be a basketball tournament – it also will be a community event and celebration.
The Dirt Bowl, which for nearly four decades helped produce some of the most promising college and professional basketball players in the country, will return to Louisville’s Shawnee Park this summer, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.  “We hope to recapture some of that former...
June 20, 2012 - 7:57pm
“Introducing Paralympic sport to individuals in our community is a priority for
“We have a commitment to inspire and encourage individuals with disabilities to be physically active, and to provide opportunities for rigorous training, competitive fun and social recreation,” said Mike Heitz, director of Metro Parks.
U.S. Paralympics, a division of the U.S. Olympic Committee, has designated Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation a Paralympic Sport Club.  By conferring this designation, U.S. Paralympics recognizes Metro Parks’ Adapted Leisure Activities division for its promotion of athletic...