Louisville’s top headlines of 2023

These stories really got your attention this year.

Louisville skyline

It’s been quite a year, Louisville.

Time flies when you’re having fun, Derby City, and boy did we go on a fun spree in 2023. From rehashing a historic building that could’ve been a top landmark to investigating cryptic signs popping up around town, we’ve had a blast bringing the best of LOU to your inbox each morning.

So, before we look ahead to 2024, let’s sit back, relax, and enjoy the most popular LOUtoday stories from 2023.

Rendering of a hotel with a waterfall feature outside.

The Grand Reserve is expected to open by 2027.

Rendering by Taylor Siefker Williams Design Group

Development: $140 million resort is coming to Bullitt County

Who doesn’t love peeping over the fence at their neighbor’s newly installed pool? When these plans for Derby City’s southern neighbor Bullitt County were announced, we were all excited — and maybe a little bit jealous.

Changes to your commute? Talk about anxiety. When updates came out about the local bridge toll system, we had you covered.

Culture: The strangest fall festivals you’ve probably never been to

Let’s face it — Louisville + strange + fall = a hit story.

A poured concrete rotunda with glass windows

The custom curved-glass curtain wall of the Speed house solarium encases a poured concrete rotunda.

Photo by Kentucky Select Properties

Real Estate: Historic Highlands estate built by the Speed family is up for sale

When we told you about this historic mansion for sale, you sped to your inboxes in droves. And why wouldn’t you? Peep that solarium for goodness sake.

Remember Barbenheimer? Wow, that feels like a long time ago. We got in on the craze by telling you about this pink Old Louisville mansion, and the story blew up.

History: Drive down one of Louisville’s last remaining cobblestone streets

Our readers took a ride through history with this piece — we just wish it wasn’t so bumpy.

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