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Owner of Ali boyhood home doubts schedule

courier-journal.com — The owner of Muhammad Ali's childhood home in western Louisville says restoration probably won't start until all or most of the estimated $250,000 cost is in hand. Jared Weiss, the Nevada real-estate investor who bought the house at 3302 Grand Ave. in the Parkland neighborhood in 2012 said he fully intends to pursue the restoration.

Tumbleweed landlord seeks immediate eviction

courier-journal.com — Tumbleweed is reneging on a payment pledge by refusing to put $57,000 into a Jefferson District Court account - a sum equal to back rent it owes - and should be subject to immediate court-ordered eviction from Waterfront Park, its landlord claims. The motion filed by the landlord, Waterweed LLC, is the latest round in the dispute over how much rent is owed for the Tumbleweed Tex-Mex Grill & Margarita Bar just upriver from the Big Four Bridge.

Ali's boyhood home getting major facelift

courier-journal.com — Muhammad Ali's childhood home in Louisville will be restored to its original condition and could be given to the Champ on his 73rd birthday in January under a plan by the current owner and a Kansas-based restoration company.

Notable events during Belle's years

courier-journal.com — October 1914: Launched in Pittsburgh as the Idlewild. 1948: Renamed the Avalon. May 1962: Purchased at auction by Jefferson County for $34,000. 1963: Rechristened as the Belle of Louisville. April 30, 1963: Participated in the first Great Steamboat Race with Delta Queen.

Belle the star at 100th birthday bash

courier-journal.com — The Centennial Festival of Riverboats will be open: Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Belle purchase fueled political furor

courier-journal.com — After Jefferson County spent $34,000 in 1962 to buy what would become the Belle of Louisville, then County-Judge Executive Marlow Cook remembers that hundreds of people called his office to claim he was crazy to waste so much tax money. And he said friends at the Pendennis Club told him that he "would never be re-elected to anything."

Belle birthday schedule

courier-journal.com — The Centennial Festival of Riverboats, a commemoration of the 100th birthday of the Belle of Louisville, will be at the waterfront from Oct. 14-19. All landside events are free. Riverboat cruises are ticketed. Daily Operating Hours Tuesday, Oct. 14 - 5:30 p.m - 9 p.m Wednesday, Oct. 15 - 11 a.m.

New website will help track health in Louisville

courier-journal.com — Metro government has developed an online resource to help tracking community health information over the next six years, city officials said. Mayor Greg Fischer and Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt, metro director of public health, unveiled HealthyLouisvilleMetro.org in a Tuesday news conference. In February the city published Healthy Louisville 2020, a comprehensive strategic plan to significantly improve the city's health.

Beshear shakes up State Fair Board

courier-journal.com — Gov. Steve Beshear has expanded the Kentucky State Fair Board by four members from tourism and agribusiness to enhance the chances of keeping and expanding those "vital economic drivers" in Louisville. Beshear added representatives from the Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau and agribusiness.

City intends to vacate huge old Baptist Hospital, relocate government offices

courier-journal.com — Facing an estimated $17 million to $20 million repair cost, Louisville Metro Government intends to move the many public offices out of the Urban County Government Center - the building on Barret Avenue that has fueled health complaints about mold.
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Oct 22, 2014

Governors of Kentucky, Indiana to preside Oct. 28 at 2:30 p.m. in dedicating new Milton-Madison Bridge.

Oct 22, 2014

Gallopalooza III sponsorship launch party Thursday, October 23, 2014, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at The Marcus Lindsey, 801 E. Main Street.

Oct 22, 2014

PVA scam warning: Firm called Records Recovery Services calling people offering deeds, other documents for sale for exorbitant fees.

Oct 22, 2014

Food trux on 4th Thursday. 8 30-11 30, Hi Five Donuts; 11-2, Momma's Mustard, Pickles and BBQ; Downtown Partnership gig, at 560 s. 4th

Oct 22, 2014

Fischer to unveil Thorobread Nutrition Kitchen, a new mobile market bringing fresh, local food to the Smoketown neighborhood. :

Oct 22, 2014

Annual fall communitywide Brightside clean sweep planned Saturday morning.

Oct 22, 2014

Mayor Fischer naming new Metro Animal Services director at 3 p.m.

Oct 22, 2014

'Best of Louisville' to be theme of 2015 Pegasus Parade. Will be the 60th annual march down Broadway.

Oct 22, 2014

Marketing begins of 111 Whiskey Row; Brown-Forman files notice of intent to seek zoning for Old Forester distillery, bourbon exp. nex tdoor

Oct 22, 2014

Ky Fair Board to seat new members tomorrow; expanded from l5 to l9 by Beshear; three longtime members removed.

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