Take advantage of these locally focused apps when you are looking for something fun to do, trying to get through gnarly traffic, checking on your favorite sports teams, and for local flavor. These apps are available for either iPhone or iPad, or both.
Find nearby parks and check their amenities, get updates on local events and news, double-check restaurant inspection scores (and then find the quickest route to get to your selection) and lots more on this multi-faceted app. The Louisville Loop is featured, with videos and photos. Upload your Loop photos to share with others. For iPhone and iPad.
Dig into the LFPL catalog and monitor your library account. You can browse, reserve and renew items and get info on upcoming events. For iPhone and iPad.
All the info on the Festival’s events, races, food, Pegasus pins and registration info for events that require it. Click to add any event to your personal calendar. For iPhone and iPad.
Get started on earning your Urban Bourbon Trail Passport with the aid of this app. Travel through nine locations and over 50 bourbons, collecting digital stamps along the way. Holders of completed Passports receive free t-shirts and other premium gifts. For iPhone and iPad.
Louisville Bats 
It’s all Bats, all the time, with this app, including year-round news headlines and ticket purchases. For iPhone and iPad.
Overdose on U of L sports videos, stats, schedules and standings, plus more from the NCAA and Big East, all in one place. For iPhone and iPad.
WHAS scores again with a robust app covering more than just local traffic. Traffic cams, speed maps and crowdsourced info from road warriors – plus where to find the cheapest gas in town. For iPhone and iPad.
This app goes with me everywhere, displaying a little current temperature icon on my smartphone home display. That’ll usually get me through, but a quick look within gives you daily and longer forecasts, radar, and tons more for weather geeks. Severe weather alerts are a handy addition. For iPhone and iPad.
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