July 29, 2012 - 6:59pm
The Great Steamboat Race has only been rescheduled a few times since racing began in 1963.
This evening, the historic Belle of Louisville will be racing the Belle of Cincinnati on the mighty Ohio River beginning at 6 p.m.Traditionally, the race is held during the Kentucky Derby Festival, but high water on the river forced KDF officials to postpone the race.
June 22, 2011 - 7:00am
Photos from the archive on exhibit through September 9
Sometimes it’s easy to forget that photography has been around since the 1800s, with Louisville edging it out with its founding in 1778. The University of Louisville Photographic Archives blends these two thriving institutions in “Two Centuries of Black Louisville: A Photographic...
May 31, 2011 - 11:26am
Share, learn history at UofL-for free
Not all history is taught in textbooks—and so UofL’s Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research is organizing a 25-member community group to delve into local racial and social justice history and to share knowledge across Metro Louisville. The Healing History Academy invites...
February 19, 2011 - 10:58pm
Talk of professional basketball is no new discussion in the city. As evidenced by the Kentucky Colonels; but what does that mean?
Over the last couple of days, I have attempted to highlight professional sports and the city of Louisville. First, we had the Louisville Colonels in baseball; then, there was the Brecks in the NFL; and finally, with some hesitation, we move to professional basketball. I say hesitation because any...
February 18, 2011 - 10:14am
With the steady buzz that surrounds the city of Louisville about a professional sports team we often forget about the major league past of the city. Ever heard of the Louisville Eclipse, Colonels, or Grays?
It might just be that the city of Louisville is the most underrated town for major league sports in America. Much of that is because Louisville’s major league past is often forgotten. The Derby City—which bridges teams like the Reds in Cincinnati, the Cardinals in St. Louis, and the Braves in...