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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

ZeroBuses replace trolleys in First Friday Hop in Louisville — The Republic Bank First Friday Hop has a new look and a new name, thanks to the Transit Authority of River City's replacing the familiar trolleys with new all-electric, non-polluting ZeroBuses. The newly named First Friday Hop - the word trolley has been dropped - program also has a new website.

Fifth CycLOUvia on Frankfort April 19 — A CycLOUvia, the city's fifth, is planned on Frankfort Avenue in Crescent Hill between Ewing Avenue and Pope Street on April 19, the day after Thunder Over Louisville. The street will be closed for the popular event, sponsored by Louisville Metro Government, between 2 and 6 p.m.

Kentucky vehicle tag decals changing to 'print on demand' — A new registration system is being phased in by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and county clerks across the state that will affect the hundreds of thousands of Kentuckians who own motor vehicles. The vehicle registration system is changing to "print on demand" decals for license plate renewals.

State Fair Board wants to raze Old Cardinal Stadium, repair roofs, replace boilers — Demolition of decaying Old Cardinal Stadium is high on a new list of capital needs at Kentucky Exposition Center, but the fairgrounds might have to shut down if an obsolete boiler system at Freedom Hall isn't replaced, officials said.

Louisville Gardens redevelopment deal dead — The city and Underhill Associates have ended negotiations on the company's redeveloping historic Louisville Gardens with apartments, retailing and other uses in an estimated $20 million venture.

2019 event to bring 6,000 attendees to KICC — A group that helps students make important choices will bring more than 6,000 attendees to Louisville in the fall of 2019, meeting in what by then will be a greatly expanded and renovated Kentucky International Convention Center. The National Association for College Admission Counseling convention will generate an estimated $5.8 million in economic impact, according to the Greater Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau.

NuLu apartment project gets go-ahead — A proposed 260-unit apartment building on the north side of Main Street near Clay Street in downtown Louisville cleared its final hurdle Thursday morning when development approval was granted to a Tennessee company. The target site, expected to cost nearly $50 million, is on the edge of Butchertown, along the emerging NuLu district corridor.

5 councilmembers want impact study on VA site — A Louisville Metro Council committee unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday calling for "a complete and thorough environmental impact statement" on whether the new Robley Rex Veterans Affairs Medical Center should go near the Watterson Expressway and Brownsboro Road.

Louisville airport closer to Lyft, Uber service — The Louisville Regional Airport Authority has taken a step that should lead, relatively soon, to allowing ride-sharing companies such as Lyft and Uber to pick up passengers at Louisville International Airport. Contract talks are expected to begin soon with Uber and Lyft representatives but not until after the companies receive state permits.

West End YMCA plan creeping forward — Plans for the YMCA branch have been simmering for four or more years. "This thing has taken forever. But it is a complex project that is well worth the wait," said Steve Tarver, the Louisville Y president and CEO, adding that "our board is committed to breaking ground this year."
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Mar 25, 2015

Mayor Fischer to introduce members of pro soccer team --- the Louisville City FC --- and unveil their new jersey design at p.c. Thursday.

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Mar 18, 2015

Then there was the nervous violionist who kept fiddling with his goatee.

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