The Latest: Halep says Slam losses helped her beat Williams Saturday, Jul 13 2019 

Simona Halep figures her past problems in Grand Slam finals allowed her to come through against Serena Williams at Wimbledon

       

Sea Hero, who had been oldest living Kentucky Derby winner, dies at 29 Saturday, Jul 13 2019 

Winner of the 1993 Kentucky Derby, Sea Hero died earlier this week, the Jockey Club of Turkey announced on Twitter.

       

Land Trust Preserves Nearly 400 Acres On Kentucky’s Pine Mountain Saturday, Jul 13 2019 

The Kentucky Natural Lands Trust has purchased nearly 400 acres of forest habitat along Pine Mountain in Harlan County.

Pine Mountain is a 125-mile long forested ridgeline that runs through Tennessee, Virginia and Kentucky. It’s an important wildlife corridor that protects biodiversity, improves climate resiliency and provides habitat for thousands of species including nearly 100 types of rare plants and animals.

Kentucky Natural Lands Trust announced Friday it has acquired 376 acres on the north face of Pine Mountain for more than $300,000.

“The overall focus of what KNLT is doing on Pine Mountain is to connect existing protected areas,” said Don Dott, Kentucky Natural Lands Trust board member. “So you have a protected migratory corridor. Black bears came back into the state that way.”

The northern face of the mountain is steeper, captures more moisture and is more biologically diverse, Dott said. The tract also protects the views from the Laden Trail, a scenic driving route through the mountain.

The purchase helps connect existing protected areas that establishes habitat for animals including black bears, migratory neo-tropical birds and endangered Indiana and northern long-eared bats.

Kentucky Natural Lands Trust

The protected lands are particularly important for southeast Kentucky where many natural areas have been affected by surface mining, Dott said.

“Pine Mountain didn’t have any commercially developable coal deposits on it because of the geology and the way the mountain was thrust up,” he said. “It’s in effect a long fold going from the northeast to the southwest.”

The acquisition builds on more than 13,000 acres the Kentucky Natural Lands Trust has already purchased in the area, and more than 30,000 acres they’ve facilitated the purchase of for conservation, Dott said.

Earlier this year, The Nature Conservancy purchased 100,000 acres of forest along the Cumberland-Pine Mountain corridor. The nonprofit plans to restore forest health, lease it for sustainable forestry and provide tourism opportunities.

The Kentucky Natural Lands Trust purchased the lands with funding from the Imperiled Bat Conservation Fund, the Forecastle Foundation, Louisville Audubon Society, Beckham Bird Club, and donors.

This story has been updated.

PHOTOS: Day 1 Of Forecastle Festival 2019 Saturday, Jul 13 2019 

The 18th annual Forecastle Festival is underway at Louisville’s Waterfront Park. The three-day festival will feature more than 70 acts ranging from The Killers to Big Freedia to Louisville’s own Carly Johnson.

Below, check out photos from the first day of the festival taken by J. Tyler Franklin and Do502 intern Elizabeth Carrigan. (To see highlights from day two of Forecastle, click here!)

Elizabeth Carrigan

The 2019 Forecastle Festival kicked off at Waterfront Park in Louisville on Friday, July 12.

Elizabeth Carrigan

Lucius, a duo known for their sharp harmonies, perform on the Boom Stage during the Forecastle Festival at Waterfront Park Friday, July 12.

J. Tyler Franklin | wfpl.org

The band Jungle take the Ocean Stage (located under the expressways that hug downtown Louisville) during the Forecastle Festival Friday.

J. Tyler Franklin | wfpl.org

Judah & the Lion, a Nashville-based band, play as one of the featured acts on the Boom Stage Friday at the Forecastle Festival. Artists perform across five different stages at the three-day music festival.

Elizabeth Carrigan

Artists work on a painting by the Port Stage at the 2019 Forecastle Festival.

Elizabeth Carrigan

Portugal. The Man on the Mast Stage Friday night.

Elizabeth Carrigan

Liz Cooper on the WFPK Port Stage

J. Tyler Franklin | wfpl.org

Frances Quinlan of the group Hop Along performs on the Mast Stage Friday at Forecastle Festival.

Elizabeth Carrigan

Chromeo on the Boom Stage

Elizabeth Carrigan

Cold War Kids on the Mast Stage

Elizabeth Carrigan

The Killers closing Friday at Mast Stage

This post has been updated.

Go Swimming at the YMCA July 13 Saturday, Jul 13 2019 

There aren’t a whole lot of places that are so packed with fun, entire songs have been written about them. The YMCA is one of those rare places. These days, the “Y” is for children, women and men of all ages. It’s also made for fun of all types. Cool down and beat the hot July heat at the Y this summer with an afternoon of swimming. Swimming at the Southwest YMCA Kids and parents both cherish those special memories of going to the pool. This is a great activity for fitness, because it burns calories and works various muscles all over your body. But pools are also a great way to have fun. You can play games in a pool, practice your stroke, jump off the diving board or just splash around. And in July, when the heat of the summer becomes impossible, this is a fantastic way to get cool and feel refreshed. Swim at the YMCA Swimming at the Southwest YMCA lasts from 3:30 to 6:30 pm, so you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy all kinds of water activities. You’ll also have the chance to work up a good appetite. After your swim, stay in the neighborhood for a little while to explore the various culinary offerings you’ll find here. The Y is at 2801 Fordhaven Road. That’s next to Iroquois Park and right down the road from Cloverleaf. Take a Spin Around Cloverleaf Sidewalks and trees and long driveways. Stone and brick and front porches. Cute little shrubs sitting in front of quaint, multi-bedroom bungalows. This is Cloverleaf. It's easy to find something to do here, because Cloverleaf is next to the Iroquois golf course. This is also where you'll find the fun center, an attraction that Cloverleaf residents love. Stop by the Cloverleaf Tavern to get a drink after you go exploring around the winding streets. Many of the streets in Cloverleaf end in cul-de-sacs that keep this neighborhood quiet and peaceful. This is a community made up of all demographics. There are young children and elderly grandparents here, along with everyone in-between. Go swimming at the Y and then go exploring in Cloverleaf this July. Your visit here will go swimmingly. About the Author:  Joe Hayden is the Team Owner and Manager of the - Your Louisville Real Estate Experts!

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