Louisville news: 14th century Italian altarpiece leaves city, 45-foot high racetrack clock returns edition [News]

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  • "Property owners in Kentucky will pay the same rate in state property taxes this year as in 2010." [Courier-Journal]
  • "The Louisville Clock, the large timepiece designed as a racetrack for five figures from Louisville’s history, appears bound for Theater Square on Fourth Street just north of Broadway. The 45-foot high clock, often called the Derby Clock, has been restored at Bowman Field over the last seven years primarily through the effort of Louisville businessman Adam Burckle. He said it could be operating by late summer on South Fourth near the Brown Hotel, just two blocks from where it was dedicated 35 years ago." [Courier-Journal]
  • "After nearly 40 years in Louisville, a piece of the Speed Art Museum’s collection is returning to Italy.
    The Speed bought the 14th Century Italian altarpiece in 1973, not knowing it had been stolen two years prior. When federal officials tracked the piece down, the museum promptly negotiated its return." [WFPL]

Photo: Courtesy Wikimedia

About Zach Everson
Travel news/travel buzz editor at MapQuest. Previously, I was a freelance writer, contributing to The Wall Street Journal, Air Canada's enRoute, Eater, USA Today, Condé Nast Traveller, BlackBook, Curbed, Gridskipper, Deadspin, and Fox News. I also was the founding editor of Eater Louisville and the director of content and editorial strategy for Louisville.com.
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