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Donation Means Free Pool Admission For Children

A Louisville businessman's donation will allow children to use the city's four outdoor public swimming pools at no cost for most of the summer.Gus Goldsmith delivered a check for more than $12,000 to officials during a ceremony at the Algonquin Park pool in west Louisville."I grew up in the west end, at 18th and Broadway. We had a little family business there, and we saw all the hardships of the west end and anytime that I get a chance I like to give back to the community," Goldsmith said.The donation means chidren ages 17 and under won't have to pay the usual $1.50 admission charge at the Algonquin Park, Fairdale, Norton and Sun Valley Park pools from July 4 through August 9.Five other city pools did not re-open this year because of budget cuts or maintenance costs.Gus Goldsmith is the owner of Action Loan Company of Louisville.

Rick Howlett was midday host and the host of LPM's weekly talk show, "In Conversation." He was with LPM from 2001-2023 and held many different titles, including Morning Edition host, Assignment Editor and Interim News Director. He died in August 2023. Read a remembrance of Rick here.