Bridging Kentucky

We’ve been to some very interesting places all across the state thanks to the Bridging Kentucky! Started by the Kentucky Transportation Department, this initiative aims to rehabilitate, repair, or replace more than 1,000 bridges across the state. We’ve been doing our part as one of the teams assessing many of these structures. The following are a few that we’ve reviewed recently in District 5.

Louisville Magazine & Metro TV

Beecher Terrace project featured in this month’s Louisville Magazine. Tossed and Found covers some of the history and artifacts that we’ve uncovered at the ongoing Beecher Terrace site in downtown Louisville. Read the Full article here.

Our archaeologists and staff were also interviewed for Louisville Metro TV recently, also on the Beecher Terrance site. Watch the Story Here.

Riverport Public Display

Corn Island has recently finished preparing a educational display for Riverport. We gathered early artifacts and researched residents to give an informative look at the life of early settlers from the area. This display is currently available for viewing at select locations on a rotating basis. Please see the schedule below to find out more.

  • August 1-31, 2018: SW Regional Library
  • March-April, 2018: FairdaleLibrary
  • July 20, 2018: Bernheim Forest: Celebration of the Ancient Past
  • August 16- September 30, 2018: South Central Regional Library
  • October 1-31, 2018: Jefferson Memorial Forest
  • March 1-31, 2019: Bon Air Library

Spotlight: David Schatz

Meet David Schatz. Dave heads up our urban archaeology program and gets excited about digging around old neighborhoods in Louisville. Dave holds an MA from the University of Louisville and has years of practical experience that allows him to devise effective and scientifically defendable ways of investigating deeply buried urban features.