The Kennedy and Lincoln Bridges may be getting some company on the Ohio — Greenberg’s plan includes a new pedestrian bridge in Portland. | Photo via Unsplash
Picture this: Louisville has grown to include over a million residents, there are 20,000 more trees across town, and the KFC Yum! Center is home to a WNBA team —what should we call them?
That future is part of Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg’s vision for the next 15-20 years, as outlined in his Growing Louisville Together plan. Greenberg released a 52-page draft, saying he hopes it will place Louisville, “among the great cities in our country.”
Here are some high level things you should know about this draft:
It’s been in development since mid-August
It came about after two public comment sessions and six meetings with ~80 community stakeholders
Louisville Hungry Turkey 5K | Thursday, Nov. 23 | 7:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Waterfront Park, 1101 E. River Rd., Louisville | $42.99 | Registration closes today for this riverside holiday run with donuts at the finish line.
Friday, Nov. 24
Houndmouth | Friday, Nov. 24-Saturday, Nov. 25 | 7 p.m. | Headliners Music Hall, 1386 Lexington Rd., Louisville | $39.50 | See this local Americana band perform one night or two.
$942 million. That’s how much money the KFC Yum! Center has brought to the city over the last nine years, according to a recent analysis of the venue’s economic impact. Over 50% of visitors came from outside Jefferson County and 25% from outside Kentucky. (WLKY)
Students in states that border Kentucky will soon be able to attend the University of Louisville at the in-state tuition rate. Beginning next fall, students from West Virginia and Ohio will pay the same rate as students from Kentucky as part of the Border Benefit award.
The Louisville Metro Council is accepting food donations this holiday season. The Association of Community Ministries will distribute the donated canned goods across its 13 community ministries. See the full list of locations where you can donate through Monday, Dec. 11.
With a corncob pipe and a button nose... Frosty the Snowman will be the Grand Marshal for the Lots of Lights parade on Saturday, Dec. 2, leading up to Light Up Louisville later that day. The parade kicks off at 6th + Jefferson streets at 6 p.m., with the annual tree lighting outside Metro Hall to follow at 7:45 p.m. (Spectrum News)
The Cards are in the top ten. Louisville football is ranked ninth in both the AP and Coaches polls this week, after their win over Miami. This Saturday, they’ll face Kentucky in a game that’s officially sold out. You can watch in on ABC at noon. (WLKY)
Catching a flight this winter? Consider adding extra time to navigate the airport during the busy holiday travel season. Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF) suggests arriving two hours before your flight’s departure to allow plenty of time to park, check in, and go through the security.*
502 Hemp is offering 15% off their high-quality, reliable CBD and hemp-derived products this holiday season. Use code Holiday15 at checkout to snag the deal. Happy holiday shopping, Louisville.*
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