From an update on the bill to outlaw child marriage in Kentucky to the opening of the Omni Louisville, here are some of Insider’s top stories this week.

Vote on bill to outlaw child marriage in Kentucky delayed after opposition from conservative Family Foundation

As Insider reported last week, a bill outlawing child marriage in Kentucky had been expected to receive a vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, but that vote has been delayed due to last-minute opposition by the conservative Family Foundation of Kentucky, according to the bill’s lead sponsor.

Bill to outlaw child marriage in Kentucky passes Senate committee

This week, Joe Sonka reported that after five days of national uproar on social media, the Senate Judiciary Committee of the Kentucky General Assembly unanimously voted on Tuesday to approve Senate Bill 48, which raises the legal age to marry in Kentucky. Read more about how the five days in between the delay of the vote and its passage brought forth national coverage and an uproar over social media.

Galt House to rezone apartments

The Al J. Schneider Co. has filed paperwork with the city asking for a zoning change at Galt House Hotel downtown, Caitlin Bowling reported. Read more about how a spokeswoman with the company told Insider Louisville that the move will simply bring the Galt House into compliance with zoning code. It will not be adding any apartments to its existing stock.

Bar Belle: Is Lyndon the new Highlands?

In honor of Joe’s Older Than Dirt reopening in Lyndon recently, I decided to venture out to the East End neighborhood to find out just what all the hubbub was about, wrote Sara Havens, aka the Bar Belle. Read more about how she found out there’s a very thriving nightlife happening right under our noses — it was so lively, in fact, it reminded me of the Highlands on a typical Saturday night, with crowds spilling out onto patios and lines forming at doors to get in. Could Lyndon be the new Highlands, Bar Belle asked.

A look inside Omni Louisville’s Falls City Market

With the opening of the Omni Louisville Tuesday, downtown Louisville also got its first grocery and food hall, Falls City Market, wrote Caitlin Bowling, who offered a gallery of photos.

Gallery: Omni Louisville opened downtown today
Books behind the bar create a picture of the Belle of Louisville on a river of bourbon. | Photo by Caitlin Bowling

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Omni Hotels and Resorts officials, along with Gov. Matt Bevin, convened Tuesday morning outside the $315 million Omni Louisville to celebrate its opening more than two years after many of them had gathered to break ground on the hotel and residences at Second and Liberty streets, Caitlin Bowling reported. Read more and visit her gallery of first impressions.


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