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Joel Schipper


Louisville, KY, United States

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Past articles by Joel:

Downtown Louisville businesses 'ready to go' as NCAA Tournament spotlight awaits

March Madness began Sunday night when the NCAA Tournament bracket was unveiled, and next week, downtown Louisville will see a flood of college basketball fans. → Read More

Louisville-based Shady Rays growing nationally, opening retail store at Oxmoor Mall

Shady Rays is one of the fastest growing eyewear companies in the country. → Read More

Bullitt County elementary school maintains lunch program after high winds cut power

Mt. Washington Middle School was hit the hardest of them all. → Read More

Louisville Fire officials offer 3 key tips after your home's power is restored

There could be more problems for Louisville homeowners plagued by Friday's storms even when the power comes back on. → Read More

Westward expansion of Waterfront Park will include 3,000-square-foot community center

This Phase 4 expansion will eventually include an outdoor exercise area, an observation pier large enough for events, and picnic areas, among other things. → Read More

Boutique hotel in downtown Madison boasts contactless check-in, historic charm

Think of it as an invisible hotel, and it’s one of the first in all of Indiana. → Read More

New wrestling show debuts in Louisville's west end in March

Derby City Wrestling will host monthly live, television-taped matches at Norton Healthcare Sports and Learning Center, airing on Saturdays on MY58.3, sister station of WDRB beginning on March 18. → Read More

Hundreds rally in Frankfort against newly-filed bills they say target LGBTQ youth

Hundreds of LGBTQ supporters rallied in Frankfort on Wednesday to oppose several legislative bills they said are anti-equality. → Read More

Kentucky Bourbon Trail sets attendance record in 2022, expects more growth this year

Kentucky Bourbon Trail brought in 2.1 million visitors, breaking the 2019 record of 1.7 million visitors. → Read More

South Louisville native swoops in to rescue shuttered Colonial Gardens restaurant

Economic pressures caused Union 15 to shut down after three years at the location. → Read More

Dads, daughters dance at annual event at Louisville Slugger Field

Dressed in their finest and ready to strut their stuff, more than 700 fathers and their daughters gathered for a time of smiles and memories at the baseball stadium in → Read More

State Street in New Albany seeing increase in new business

Construction and new projects can be seen up and down State Street, just off Interstate 265. → Read More

Kentucky Derby Museum's store prepares for grand reopening in February

The Kentucky Derby Museum's store is preparing for its grand reopening after seeing an increase in business over the past few years. → Read More

New loan program aims to help small businesses open in downtown Louisville and stay open

It’s part of the Downtown Commercial Loan Fund and Louisville Downtown Partnership. → Read More

Mike Linnig's Restaurant preparing for 99th season, reopens on Thursday in Louisville

Mike Linnig's Restaurant will be back in business this Thursday, Jan. 26 after taking its usual winter break. → Read More

Louisville's Colonial Gardens searching for 2 restaurants after recent closures

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A 120-year-old Louisville property with millions of dollars invested needs to fill two vacancies. → Read More

Charlestown leaders hold 'Growth Summit' as city looks to future development

Monday, city leaders held a municipal growth summit so everyone impacted by the city could have a say regarding its future. → Read More

UofL Health South Hospital in Bullitt County commemorates raising of signed beam

UofL Health hopes to have construction complete by the end of the year and open the hospital sometime early in 2024. → Read More

Future of Sellersburg Celebrates festival in jeopardy due to lack of volunteers

Every August, thousands of people gather at Silver Creek Township Park in Sellersburg for the annual Sellersburg Celebrates festival. → Read More

Fern Creek hot dog restaurant already seeing big business

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- When it comes to American food staples, hot dogs may quickly come to mind. Now one new Louisville restaurant is stepping away from the norm and → Read More