Curious Louisville Ever had a question about the Derby City that you just can't answer? That's where Curious Louisville comes in. Listeners submit their questions, the public votes on which questions to investigate, and 89.3 WFPL finds the answers.
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Ever had a question about the Derby City that you just can't answer? That's where Curious Louisville comes in. Listeners submit their questions, the public votes on which questions to investigate, and 89.3 WFPL finds the answers.

Most Recent Episodes

What's That Door In A Hill On Lexington Road?

You may have seen it while driving down Lexington road, away from downtown, just before Headliners Music Hall. A retaining wall in the side of the hill... with a door in the middle. What's behind it? It's a question we get a lot at Curious Louisville. On this episode, Ashlie Stevens takes us behind the door.

Curious Louisville: Do White Outer Lines Make Roads Safer?

For fourteen years, Robert Miles has seen cars in ditches, in neighbor's yards and in his own fencing that borders the boundary of the horse farm his family owns. He lives off Todds Point Road in Shelby County. "It's horrific, you're taking your life in your hands every time you go through," Miles said of a particular curve in the road. Todds Point is an idyllic rural road going through horse country. But it's narrow, and doesn't have white outer edge lines that could help drivers stay on the road. Miles asked Curious Louisville: "Why do some roads have white outer lines and others don't? What determines who gets what paint?" WFPL reporter Lisa Gillespie went looking for the answer.

Why Is A Stretch Of Louisville Highway Measured In Kilometers?

The metric system never really caught on here in the USA ...except along one particular stretch of I-265.

Why Does The U of L Cardinal Mascot Have Teeth?

Real cardinals don't... but Louie does.

Curious Louisville: Why Is There An Omar Khayyam Blvd In Valley Station?

Omar Khayyam was an 11th-century Persian poet, astronomer, mathematician, and all-around genius. But why is there a street named after him here in Louisville?

Curious Louisville: Why Is There An Omar Khayyam Blvd In Valley Station?

Curious Louisville: Who Were The Caldwell Sisters?

They never lived here, so why do they have a monument in Cave Hill Cemetery? Ashlie Stevens finds the answer, for listener Chuck Rogalinski.

Curious Louisville: Who Cleans Up Graffiti On The Backs Of Freeway Signs?

Is it art? Is it crime? Whatever it is, it's part of your morning commute. Question from Joe Sullivan, reporting by Ryan Van Velzer.

Curious Louisville: Who Cleans Up Graffiti On The Backs Of Freeway Signs?

Curious Louisville: Why Are There So Many Fish Fries In Louisville?

Because the food is delicious! (But there's more to the story.)

Curious Louisville: What Was Old Louisville Called Before It Was 'Old?'

Louisville is a city of neighborhoods. For a lot of people, where they live is a big part of their identity. And Curious Louisville listener Evan Patrick wondered about how one neighborhood developed an identity of its own. WFPL's Ashlie Stevens looked into the answer.

Curious Louisville: What Was Old Louisville Called Before It Was 'Old?'

Curious Louisville: What Happened To Muhammad Ali's Olympic Medal?

Did The Champ really toss his medal into the river?

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