Louisville is located on the banks of the Ohio River between St. Louis and Cincinnati. Louisville is on Eastern Standard Time (Nov – Mar) and Eastern Daylight Savings Time (Mar – Nov).
Metro Louisville is comprised of Jefferson, Oldham, and Bullitt Counties in Kentucky and Clark, Floyd, Harrison, and Scott Counties in Southern Indiana totaling a population of approximately one million.
Louisville sits at the heart of three major interstates, and is within a day’s drive of nearly half the nation’s population.
Hotspots for Free Wi-Fi are available at many private businesses and all libraries throughout Louisville. Public locations in downtown include 4th Street Live! and all 85 acres of waterfront park. Find access points including free access at www.LouisvilleHotSpots.com.
Louisville’s smoke free law went into effect July 1, 2007, requiring more than 20,000 businesses, restaurants, bars, bingo halls, private clubs, retail stores, factories, offices, and public buildings to enact a no smoking policy.
Louisville (Jefferson County Kentucky) – 6% Southern Indiana (Clark, Floyd, Harrison Counties) – 7%
There are over 50,000 parking spaces in downtown Louisville. No matter what your destination you’ll find convenient parking nearby. Choose from garages, surface lots, or one of more than 5,000 on-street spaces. Parking meter rates range from $0.50 to $0.75 per hour. Meters do accept PARC Smart cards at the Visitors Information Center. These allow you to pre-load a debit card to be used at meters throughout downtown. Free parking is offered after 6pm on weekdays and all day Sunday, for more parking tips click here.
Click here for the Interactive Downtown Parking Map
The Louie Link, connects three of the major downtown hotels (Galt House, Hyatt Regencey, Louisville Marriott), the Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC), and 4th Street Live! all through an above ground enclosed pedway system.
Louie Link Map
HELPFUL WEB SITES
Louisville Metro Government–www.louisvilleky.gov Louisville
Convention & Visitors Bureau–www.gotolouisville.com
Greater Louisville Inc. Chamber of Commerce–www.greaterlouisville.com
Louisville International Airport–www.flylouisville.com
IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS
Police, Fire, Ambulance 9-1-1
Poison Center 502-589-8222
AAA Roadside Service 502-423-8222
Local Directory Assistance 1-4-1-1
Time & Temperature 502-585-5961
TARC (Public Transportation) 502-858-1234
Translation Service (Red Cross) 502-589-4450
UPS (800) 742-5877
FedEx (800) 238-5355
United States Postal Service 502-454-1837
Western Union (800) 225-5227
Baptist Hospital East 502-897-8100
Clark Memorial Hospital (Indiana) 812-282-6631
Jewish Hospital 502-587-4011
Kosair Children’s Hospital 502-629-6000
Norton Hospital 502-629-8000
University of Louisville Hospital 502-562-3000