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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

Frazier Museum books exhibit with Shirley Temple memorabilia for July 4 — The Frazier History Museum has booked an unusual exhibit of Shirley Temple memorabilia, including the child star's personal collection of costumes, dolls and other belongings, that will run at the West Main Street facility July 3-8. The Frazier is one of only seven sites selected to display the items of the beloved child star as part of a nationwide tour.

PVA staff first of hundreds of government workers to leave decaying space for Glassworks — The relocation of hundreds of government employees out of decaying office space is beginning, with the entire move expected to be completed by mid-fall. Tony Lindauer, Jefferson property valuation administrator, said all of his 60 employees will be moved by mid-June from three floors in the aging Jefferson Fiscal Court Building at Court Place and Sixth Street into new space in the privately owned Glassworks building at Market and Ninth streets.

TARC to phase in the use of 'smart cards' — The Transit Authority of River City has begun testing its long-awaited, fare-collection system called MyTARC that by late summer is intended to enable boarding passengers to pay for rides with specially issued "smart cards." The equipment testing and staff training phase has commenced, with a major public-education campaign to soon follow.

Get out and Hike, Bike & Paddle — Details of the Subway Fresh Fit Hike, Bike & Paddle planned Memorial Day Monday will be announced Tuesday morning by Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, with the popular holiday traditional event featuring some new accommodations for Ohio River canoers and kayakers. It will be the 11th year for the event, with activities again centered on the downtown riverfront.

Apartments planned near Southeast Christian — Hagan Properties plans 468 apartments on 35 acres in the 11000 block of Ellingsworth Lane just northeast of Interstate 64 and Blankenbaker Parkway and a short distance from Southeast Christian Church. Hagan recently closed on the property, where it plans the Paddock at Victory Knoll.

Closing convention center 2 years going to hurt — The Kentucky International Convention Center will close in August 2016 and stay shuttered for two years, while undergoing a $180 million makeover officials say is desperately needed if Louisville is to stay competitive in attracting lucrative convention and trade show business.

Group sets more meetings on TARC cuts — A group that has formed to raise concerns about planned Transit Authority of River City service cuts has scheduled additional public meetings to give citizens a chance to air their views about the cutbacks, primarily on three heavily used routes.

Go Ape treetop course coming to Jeff Forest — A major new feature, an elaborate rope "adventure" course, is under development in the heart of Jefferson Memorial Forest near Fairdale in southern Jefferson County. The Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course is a joint effort of Louisville Metro Parks, which manages the vast public forest, and Go Ape, a company with headquarters in the United Kingdom.

Flock of Finns sculptures returning to Louisville Waterfront — The whimsical Flock of Finns will return to the roosting place at Waterfront Park on Thursday after a year of getting their feathers refurbished. The flock consists of a colorful grouping of 28 fanciful metal bird sculptures based on original artworks by Louisville folk artist Marvin Finn.

Major I-64 paving project resuming this weekend — A major resurfacing project on Interstate 64 in eastern Jefferson County will resume this weekend starting Friday evening, with some major congestion likely to ensue. Lane and ramp closures will be necessary to accommodate the asphalt paving project, Kentucky highway officials advise.
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May 21, 2015

Country music artist Tanya Tucker and Army Corps of Engineers this Memorial Day weekend make pitch for water safety and wearing life jacket

May 20, 2015

Lundergan Grimes receives a written request from James R. Comer for a statewide recanvass.

May 19, 2015

Business called Fontleroy's seeks ABC certification from city for establishment at 2011 Grinstead Drive, at Bardstown Road.

May 19, 2015

Bill Glass Ministries coming to Jefferson Metro Corrections on May 30.

May 19, 2015

Some of the people in my bridge club have told me I look like one of the bikers in Easy Rider.

May 18, 2015

Two of my very fave groups, Flogging Molly and Gogol Bordello, playing PNC Pavilion in Cincinnati on June 13. Be there on be square.

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