From Slugger Museum hosting an exhibit celebrating “The Sandlot” to Meredith Lawrence, director of Jennifer Lawrence Arts Fund, answering 7 questions, here are Insider’s top stories this week.
Slugger Museum hosts exhibit celebrating 25 years of ‘The Sandlot’ film
The Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory has partnered up with Twentieth Century Fox to present “Legends Never Die: 25 Years of The Sandlot,” an exhibit that honors the film, its legacy and all the favorite characters and scenes. The exhibit opens Saturday, March 31, and continues through Sept. 9, wrote Sara Havens. Read more about how the Slugger Museum also played a part in the film, as it produced replicas of bats from the early ’60s. Some of those bats, along with other props from the movie, will be on display.
Updated: JCPS cancels class due to teacher ‘sickout’
JCPS canceled class for Friday, March 30, after too many teachers called in sick in protest of an 11th-hour pension reform bill passed late Thursday night by the Kentucky Senate, reported Olivia Krauth. Read more about how the district announced the closure on Twitter around 5 a.m. Friday, saying that it would be unable to “safely cover a large number of classes with substitute teachers” in many of their schools.
Attorney to open booze-infused ice cream shop
Louisville is getting a new alcohol-infused ice cream shop called Fountain on Fourth Ice Cream Lounge. The scoop shop will share a space with Cellar Door Chocolates on the first floor of Hilton Garden Inn downtown, located at 601 S. Fourth St., wrote Caitlin Bowling. Read more about how the owner Bob Ehrler — yes, he’s related to those Ehrlers — expects to open sometime in early June pending alcohol permit approvals.
Allegiant adds another nonstop flight; airport lowers daily parking rate
Just ahead of summer vacation, Allegiant Air has announced a new nonstop flight from Louisville to Florida, wrote Caitlin Bowling. Starting June 8, the new summer route will transport passengers to and from Jacksonville, Fla., on Mondays and Fridays, with one-way flights starting as low as $49. The last available flight is Monday, Aug. 13. Read more about how in concert with Allegiant Air’s news, the Louisville Regional Airport Authority announced it’s offering a special daily parking rate in its credit card-only lot.
7 Questions With … Meredith Lawrence, director of Jennifer Lawrence Arts Fund
In 2016, actress and Louisville native Jennifer Lawrence created the Jennifer Lawrence Arts Fund (JLAF) to help fuel the arts and creativity in her hometown for future generations, wrote Sara Havens. Read more about how the company — which assists charitable groups, artists and the organizations that serve them — is run by members of her family, including her parents, Gary and Karen Lawrence, and her sister-in-law Meredith Lawrence, who serves as the director. She answers 7 questions.