Here’s what to expect during Kentucky’s final phase of reopenings Sunday, Jun 28 2020 

Pools are some of the last businesses to reopen on Monday.

        

Louisville mayor issues apology after protesters’ belongings damaged during removal from Jefferson Square Park Sunday, Jun 28 2020 

The mayor's office is asking those who had items damaged following their removal from the park to file a claim.

        

Authorities identify suspect in fatal shooting at Jefferson Square Park Sunday, Jun 28 2020 

Witnesses told police they saw Steven Lopez, 23, fire multiple shots into the crowd of demonstrators around 9 p.m., according to Lopez's arrest report.

Learn More About Steamboats This June Sunday, Jun 28 2020 

You've probably seen the Belle of Louisville plenty of times, but how much do you know about steamboats like the Belle? During the days of Mark Twain, steamboats traveled up and down the Ohio River. Head to the Howard Steamboat Museum and Mansion this June to learn more about these incredible boats. Steamboat Museum The Howard Steamboat Museum is housed inside a beautiful Victorian mansion that has original furnishings. Only one group is allowed into the museum building at a time. Masks and social distancing are required inside the museum. There is hand sanitizer available and all common areas in the museum are being cleaned and sanitized regularly. Self-guided and group tours are available. While you're here, you can also see the historic carriage house. This is an 1880s building with a big wraparound porch. The main museum house itself was built in 1894 by a premier steamboat building family. The master craftsmen who worked in the shipyard built the house, creating a luxurious design that definitely stands out. Tickets are $10 per person, $8 for seniors aged 65 and older and students are admitted for $5. Children under 6 are admitted for free. The museum has a large collection of steamboat hulls and other cool stuff to see. Belle of Louisville Summer Fun The museum is open Tuesdays through Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm and Sunday 1 to 3 pm. The Howard Steamboat Museum and Mansion is at 1101 E. Market Street in Jeffersonville. That's right across the river from Butchertown, a historic waterfront neighborhood that's got plenty of cool stuff for you to look at, too. Explore in Butchertown Butchertown is an historic waterfront neighborhood with all sorts of attractions. The Louisville Rowing Club is here, along with a marina, several parks, the Lincoln Memorial and the Brown-Forman Amphitheater. The skate park is here, along with a place where you can actually throw axes at targets just to blow off some steam. This neighborhood also has several restaurants and some cool little night spots. Mostly, Butchertown is full of great real estate options. Butchertown is full of shotgun style homes, along with lovely Revival designs. People have been building homes in Butchertown for 200 years and they're still moving here today. See Butchertown this June and you'll probably want to move here, too. About the Author:  Joe Hayden is the Team Owner and Manager of the Joe Hayden Real Estate Team - !

Tyler Gerth’s Father Remembers His Son At Vigil In Jefferson Square Park Sunday, Jun 28 2020 

yler Gerth, 27, is remembered as a believer in racial justice, and a loving kind-hearted person. Gerth was shot and killed in Jefferson Square Park on Saturday.More than a hundred people held a vigil in Jefferson Square Park Sunday night for Tyler Gerth – a 27-year-old photographer who was shot and killed Saturday night. Police say Gerth was struck by a bullet when a man opened fire in the park during a protest over the police killing of Breonna Taylor.

On Sunday evening during the vigil, many lit candles, some burned sage. Others placed flowers on the ground where Gerth died.

Gerth’s father, Chuck Gerth addressed the crowd.

“He had good friends of all colors,” Chuck Gerth said. “He supported the cause, he saw the injustices with Breonna, and so many injustices throughout the world.”

Gerth’s family said he had been at the park because of a belief in racial justice and a desire to photograph an important moment in history. Chuck Gerth said his son was driven to speak out against injustice, even as a young child.

“He’s always been like that,” he told WFPL News. “If he ever saw wrongs in our society, he wasn’t on the sidelines, he was in there and involved.”

Ryan Van Velzer | wfpl.org

A vigil at the place Tyler Gerth’s death. Gerth was was shot and killed by a gunman Saturday June 28, 2020, in Louisville, Kentucky.

Chuck Gerth said he had a lot of reasons to be proud of his son — a talented photographer and graduate of Trinity High School and the University of Kentucky. But Sunday was the proudest he’d ever felt.

“Reflecting on all the ways, just the way he turned out as a person, I’m really proud,” Gerth said. “He had a lot of accomplishments, graduated from UK and Trinity. But just the way he turned out as a man, he was a very loving, caring person.”

Police say the suspect in Tyler Gerth’s death is 24-year-old Steven Nelson Lopez of Louisville. He has been charged with murder and wanton endangerment in the Saturday night shooting.

Below is a statement from the Gerth family:

Tyler Gerth (27), was a beloved son, cherished brother, adored uncle to seven nieces and nephews and a trusted friend. We are devastated that his life was taken was from us far too soon. Tyler was incredibly kind, tender hearted and generous, holding deep convictions and faith. It was this sense of justice that drove Tyler to be part of the peaceful demonstrations advocating for the destruction of the systemic racism within our society’s systems. This, combined with his passion of photography led to a strong need within him to be there, documenting the movement, capturing and communicating the messages of peace and justice. While we cannot fathom this life without our happy, inquisitive, hardworking, funny, precious Tyler, we pray that his death would be a turning point and catalyst for peace in the city he loved so much. We ask for your prayers and that the Lord would draw close in our sorrow, but we also ask that his death is not just another statistic of senseless violence. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only light can do that.”

BET Awards highlight Black voices as artists turn political in virtual show Sunday, Jun 28 2020 

The coronavirus pandemic made it a virtual event, as artists used their performances to highlight the Black Lives Matter movement and civil rights.

        

More than 500,000 people worldwide have now died from the coronavirus Sunday, Jun 28 2020 

A half-million people have now died from COVID-19 worldwide, and the death toll has doubled in just over seven weeks.

       

WFPK Album of the Week: Neil Young – Homegrown Sunday, Jun 28 2020 

Each week, WFPK features a new release with the Album of the Week. Listen for tracks on air and check out the audio and links here!

Sonically, Neil Young’s latest release from the archives, Homegrown, harkens back to Harvest, his sparse breakout album. But Homegrown, recorded in 1974, is more raw and emotional..

Young says at the time it was written, Homegrown was just too painful to release as it documents the breakup with the mother of his first child, Zeke.

Neil Young’s Homegrown is his most personal recording, and a reminder of the attributes that make him such a fantastic songwriter.

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SEE IT: Mourners gather for vigil for Jefferson Square Park shooting victim Tyler Gerth Sunday, Jun 28 2020 

The gathered crowd listened as Tyler Gerth's father, Chuck, spoke about his son, who was shot and killed Saturday night in the Louisville park.

       

‘I’ll be out here every day’: Protesters for Breonna Taylor undaunted after fatal shooting Sunday, Jun 28 2020 

Protesters calling for justice in the Breonna Taylor police shooting said they would go on after a fatal shooting at their Louisville campsite

       

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