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Renovations Planned At Kentucky Derby Museum

Kentucky Derby Museum officials say the flood-damaged attraction adjacent to Churchill Downs will re-open in mid-April.

The museum has been closed since August 4, when its main floor and basement sustained flood damage estimated at more than $4 million.Now, executive director Lynn Ashton says the entire museum will have a new look when it re-opens April 18."We have decided to turn adversity into opportunity. We are not only going to re-do the museum, we are going to renovate the museum. We are not only going to renovate the main floor of the museum, we are going to renovate the second floor of exhibits of the museum," Ashton said Monday.The renovation will cost $5.5 million. The museum will get about $1 million from its insurance claim. Ashton says the rest of the renovation funds will be sought through grants and from other sources.

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.