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40-year Courier-Journal reporter, family-kind of guy, Presbyterian, duplicate bridge player, IU grad, infantry-trained officer, former spy, Chisox fan

Major Shakespeare play collection coming to Frazier — Louisvillians are getting a chance to see the rare first collected edition of the plays of William Shakespeare. A national traveling exhibit, "First Folio! the Book That Gave Us Shakespeare," is among the world's most treasured publications.

TARC plans service cuts on 3 routes — The Transit Authority of River City plans to cut bus service on several key routes, effective Aug. 16, to save about $1.2 million next fiscal year. Even with the reductions, buses would still arrive at stops every 13-15 minutes on the peak periods on the three routes - Fourth Street (No.

Bids solicited for plots near river — Waterfront officials are giving investors until July 15 to submit competitive offers to develop key parcels of publicly owned property near the downtown riverfront. Both tracts are small, about six-tenths of an acre each, yet the elongated, triangular parcel fronting on Witherspoon Street between Floyd and Preston streets could accommodate a major mixed-use project, including a high-rise tower, according to Waterfront Development Corp.

Rain will hold off until after Thunder — Heavy rain headed for Louisville should hold off until well after the Thunder Over Louisville fireworks Saturday evening, weather forecasters say. With precipitation not due to arrive until around 2 a.m. Sunday, the weather for the Saturday afternoon Thunder air show and 9 p.m.

Jack Conway: Arena doesn't owe $7.5 million — The Louisville Arena Authority that operates the KFC Yum! Center doesn't have to fork over $7.5 million to the Kentucky State Fair Board to compensate it for business the board lost at Freedom Hall after the new downtown arena opened in 2010.

Council Dems reinstate Hoffman after scandal — Elizabeth Hoffman, the city official involved in an embarrassing scandal Jan. 2, is being reinstated in her job with the Louisville Metro Council but she will have to reapply for the position, which is being posted and open to all.

Magre won't seek 10th District seat this fall — Louisville Metro Councilman Steve Magre said he will not seek election this year to the 10th District seat to which he was chosen by the full council shortly after the death of council president Jim King, who had held the 10th District post for years.

New rules announced for Great Steamboat Race — The winner of the Ohio River rivalry between the Belle of Louisville and the Belle of Cincinnati will again be decided by a series of competitions among the crew of the two riverboats, instead of who runs the course the quickest.

Science Center seeks kid advisers — The Kentucky Science Center is creating a new "Curious Kids Board" of youngsters to help guide activities related to the soon-to-open, ground-breaking early childhood experience. The exhibit "Science in Play" presented by PNC is expected to open in July. The Science Center has raised about $3.2 million for the upgrades dedicated to early childhood education.

Property assessments going up in Highlands area — Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer caught a break, but former Mayor Jerry Abramson got socked big time in the latest round of local property reassessments. Thousands of homeowners in neighborhoods concentrated in the eastern portion of the former city of Louisville are being notified of higher property assessments, many of them averaging 10 percent to 15 percent increases.
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Apr 09, 2015

Louisville Extreme Park to be renamed for former Mayor Dave Armstrong in Monday ceremony.

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