LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - New construction at a free, private, college-prep, PreK-8
school for at-risk boys signifies more than just a new building, but a new
foundation for youth.
Tuesday marked an investment in children and pre-teens as
community leaders held a groundbreaking on the Darrell Griffith Athletic Center
for West End School. The athletic
facility is named after the former University of Louisville Cardinals
basketball player and NBA Utah Jazz shooting guard.
The bright, fresh 11,000 square foot facility, projected
to be completed by 2014, will house a new gym, exercise room and bleachers with
a capacity to seat 500 people.
"We're trying to do something great in this
community, in this section of town. You always hear something bad about
this community and about this area, but it's a good day today," Griffith
said. "What makes it very important
and special to me, is it's in the neighborhood I grew up in."
West End School's graduates prove there's success in the
future - they've been offered more than $2 million in scholarships since
2005. Previously, the building housed
the Virginia Avenue Colored School and Carter Elementary School. Over the years, alumni from the school included
Muhammad Ali and WAVE 3's Dawne Gee.
Sunday, March 9 2014 2:40 PM EDT2014-03-09 18:40:44 GMT
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The accident occurred Sunday around 4:36 a.m. on Preston Highway at Pinecroft Drive near Blue Lick Road in the Okolona neighborhood of Louisville.More >>
Sunday, March 9 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-03-09 21:50:21 GMT
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Sunday, March 9 2014 2:38 PM EDT2014-03-09 18:38:57 GMT
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Around 4:45 a.m., the accident was reported in Okolona at Preston Highway and Blue Lick Road.
Friday, March 7 2014 9:42 PM EST2014-03-08 02:42:29 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – One man is dead after an accident involving three vehicles in south Louisville. According to Jefferson County Deputy Coroner RD Jones, Ricky Duncan, 54, was driving a Ford escortMore >>
The Louisville Metro Police Department Traffic Unit is investigating the crash.More >>
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