Katrina Helmer, WDRB News

Katrina Helmer


Louisville, KY, United States

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Past articles by Katrina:

Big Bad Breakfast undergoing renovations, slated to open late fall

Originally, the site was home to Lynn’s Paradise Café, a quirky breakfast spot. Then it became Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint, but it’s been vacant since January. → Read More

Baptist Health breaks ground for new medical complex on Breckinridge Lane

The outpatient medical complex will have enough space for more than 50 providers, including 30 primary care physicians. → Read More

Construction underway on $2.8 million Shelby Park Apartments

A new apartment complex is taking shape in the Shelby Park neighborhood. → Read More

E-commerce company adding more than 4,500 seasonal positions at three Kentucky fulfillment centers

A global company needs to hire thousands of seasonal workers to meet demands at its fulfillment centers in Louisville and Shepherdsville. → Read More

Louder Than Life organizers ready to rock, setting stage set for 'one of our biggest years'

Crews are preparing the site at the Kentucky Exposition Center for what will be the four-day Louder Than Life music festival starting Thursday. → Read More

Developer plans to turn vacant dentistry school into apartments in downtown Louisville

Myers Hall at the corner of East Broadway and Brook Street used to be home to the Louisville College of Dentistry. → Read More

Largest hemp processing facility in US being built in southern Indiana

Hemprise is still putting the finishing touches on its facility in River Ridge in Jeffersonville. → Read More

Broadway shows returning to Louisville this fall with a few COVID-19 restrictions

PNC Broadway in Louisville's 2021-22 season kicks off Nov. 9 with Waitress. → Read More

UPS raising wages for some Worldport positions, topping $20 per hour

The current open positions are based out of UPS Worldport in Louisville. → Read More

Old 502 Winery building new tasting room next door to Falls City Beer Garden

Old 502 Winery is in the process of building its new tasting room in the Phoenix Hill neighborhood, with the intention to open this fall. → Read More

Tour of Remodeled Homes showcases remodeling trends of 2021

The 2021 Tour of Remodeled Homes runs Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6:00 p.m. → Read More

Wiltshire Pantry setting up new bakery, cafe in downtown Louisville

A beloved Highlands bakery is moving into a prime downtown location on West Main Street. → Read More

Ice cream shop, pizza restaurant opening in Shelby Park neighborhood

An ice cream shop and pizza place will be the newest restaurant ventures to plant roots in the Shelby Park neighborhood. → Read More

SDF operating new $18.5 million Operations Command Center 24/7

The Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport unveiled its brand new operations center Wednesday, part of a $400 million ongoing improvement program. → Read More

Downtown Louisville apartments transition to short-term rentals

An Ohio-based company offering short-term rentals is taking over a handful of luxury apartments in downtown Louisville. → Read More

Kentucky Expo Center predicts $24 million economic impact in August

The top 15 events planned this year at the Expo Center and the Kentucky International Convention Center could bring an economic impact of around $150 million. → Read More

Former downtown Louisville jazz club reopens as The Flamingo Lounge

A former jazz club in downtown Louisville has reopened as one of Against the Grain Brewery’s newest concepts: The Flamingo Lounge. → Read More

Louisville area homes continue selling fast at high prices

The Greater Louisville Association of Realtors is reporting home sales are up 13% from last year, based on the most recent data compiled in June. → Read More

Louisville budget has millions set aside for youth programs

Fischer said a new program is already showing results. → Read More

New businesses outpacing closures around downtown Louisville in 2021

The Louisville Downtown Partnership released data that suggests the city is rebounding from the COVID-19 pandemic based on an “uptick” in new businesses. → Read More