Plus, Jack Harlow is co-starring with Matt Damon in a new show.
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Picture yourself in Indiana this summer
a couple walks through the lobby of a hotel
Here’s your sign to plan a trip to Southern Indiana. |Photos provided by Visit Indiana; GIF by LEXtoday
You don’t just visit Southern Indiana, — you discover it. Whether you’re gazing up at the grand 200'-diameter dome in the West Baden atrium or into the eyes of a giraffe, your reaction will likely be “Wow.”

From a pampering spa trip at the resort to a family-fun getaway in a cabin, the French Lick West Baden area offers Louisvillians many different ways to vacation. With everything in such close proximity (just an hour from Louisville), there’s no reason not to try it all.

French Lick Resort

Nestled among the hills of southern Indiana is a resort at the height of luxury. With two national award-winning historic hotels, a casino, two healing mineral spas + three exciting golf courses, there’s always more to do at French Lick Resort.


In addition to feeding Bert the giraffe, you can also learn about him and even get a picture with him. Don’t forget to meet kangaroos, the ranch iguana, and more.

a gif featuring images of activities and sites throughout Southern Indiana

Southern Indiana is conveniently located, which means it’s the ideal locale for a weekend getaway.


Photos provided by Visit Indiana; GIF by LEXtoday

Patoka Lake

Incredibly beautiful, Patoka Lake is the second-largest reservoir in Indiana and is spread across Dubois, Crawford, and Orange counties.

Cave Country Canoes

This family-run business offers camping, canoe, and kayak adventures along the Blue River. Choose from one of their amazing trips and explore Indiana’s natural beauty.


Hop on a train and ride to Jasper, which hosts Strassenfest, a traditional German festival. This family-oriented, four-day festival happens in early August. Visitors are invited to enjoy food, dancing, singing, and more.
Which activity would entice you to hit the road to Southern Indiana this summer?
A. Pampering spa day
B. Interacting with ranch animals
C. Canoeing down Blue River
D. Strassenfest
E. Other
Friday, June 14
  • Angel’s Envy Bottled-in-Bond Launch Day Celebration | Friday, June 14 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Angel’s Envy , 500 E. Main St, Louisville | Free | Celebrate National Bourbon Day with a sip of a brand-new whiskey + hear from the master distiller behind the bottle.
  • National Bourbon Day Bar Takeover with Peerless | Friday, June 14 | 8-11 p.m. | Bourbons Bistro, 2255 Frankfort Ave., Louisville | Cost of purchase | Representatives of the Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co. will step behind the bar to pour drinks in honor of National Bourbon Day.
Saturday, June 15
  • Whiskey Row Car Show | Saturday, June 15 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Whiskey Row, 100-200 E. Main St., Louisville | Free | The streets will shut down to display vehicles from all eras, from the classics to modern marvels.
  • Josh Gates LIVE! An Evening of Legends, Mysteries & Tales of Adventure | Saturday, June 15 | 8 p.m. | Louisville Palace, 625 S. 4th St., Louisville | $40.50-$60.50 | See the host of Discover Channel’s “Expedition: Unknown” for an adventurous evening.
  • Louisville Loop Selfie Cycle Tour | Saturday, June 15 | 7 a.m. | TDSI Parking, 7900 Crittenden Dr., Louisville | $47 | Take a spin along the Louisville Loop on this self-guided bike tour.
Sunday, June 16
  • Kung Fu Vampire | Sunday, June 16 | 7 p.m. | Number 15, 121 W. Main St., Louisville | $25 | See the Bay-area hip-hop artist take the stage at this Whiskey Row music venue.
Monday, June 17
  • Evolving Central Europe | Monday, June 17 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | The Filson Historical Society, 1310 S. 3rd St., Louisville | Free | Hear a lecture from the Slovakian Ambassador to the US about European relations since the Cold War.
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News Notes
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  • Jefferson County Public Schools broke ground on its new early childhood center. The facility is being built adjacent to Watterson Elementary School (3900 Breckenridge Ln.) and will house 23 classrooms with a capacity of 460 students. It will be used to educate 3- and 4-year-olds when it opens August 2026. (WHAS11)
  • LPFL’s Children’s Bookmobile will stop at Iroquois and Shelby Parks throughout the summer. Aside from the Fourth of July, the Bookmobile will stop in Shelby Park every Thursday, 3 p.m.-4 p.m., through July 25, and in Iroquois every other Thursday (June 13 and 27 + July 11 and 25), 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Louisville could be a Team Base Camp for the 2026 FIFA World Cup. LOU’s pro soccer facilities could be a national teams’ “home away from home” while they travel to tournament matches, using the facilities to train, workout, and prepare while staying in town.
  • Did you know: Naturalist Dian Fossey is a Louisvillian? Fossey worked at Kosair Children’s Hospital as an occupational therapist in the 1950s before she garnered fame by studying mountain gorillas. Learn about other famous Kentuckians with a new social media series from the Frazier History Museum.
  • Turns out, Jack Harlow can jump — into another Hollywood production. Jackman takes on a supporting role in the new Matt Damon + Casey Affleck-led Apple TV+ film “The Instigators.” The crime thriller-comedy will be available to stream on Aug. 9. Do you think Harlow will try on a Boston accent?
  • W.L. Lyons Brown Jr., a former Brown-Forman executive and member of Louisville’s Brown family, died earlier this week at the age of 86. He was the great-grandson of the company’s founder, George Garvin Brown, and also served as ambassador to Austria + an international trade adviser under multiple US presidents.
  • Which ACC teams are considered underrated ahead of the upcoming college football campaign? Get game coverage, analysis, insights, interviews, and more from local experts of the Atlantic Coast Conference + Louisville Cardinals with Locked On’s daily podcasts.
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    🪧 Just gimme some kind of sign, LOU
    A proposed archway reading "Louisville Est. 1778."
    Where do you think would be best for an archway like this?|Image via Councilman Ben Reno-Weber
    It’s not often you get to help your city plant its flag, but now’s your chance, LOU.

    The Louisville Metro Government is looking for feedback on where new signage could be placed around the city. The potential signage includes:
    Wondering how you can sign up to offer the feedback? Fill out a form with your ideas for where these signs should go and which landmarks should be highlighted.

    Here are a couple of our ideas:
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    Do you have a bourbon lover in your life? Gift this Box Of Bourbon from Adams Apple Co. for National Bourbon day. The set includes a marinade and grilling sauce, made ready for a barbecue.
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    I’m not sure if there’s better ice cream in Louisville — or anywhere for that matter — than Louisville Cream. The NuLu shop turns seven this month, which is just wild — it seems like just yesterday that they opened.
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