With falling gasoline prices, Americans are feeling a bit better about the economy. The Consumer Confidence Index had its biggest gain in two years in July.  But it didn't bring a bounce back on Wall Street Tuesday.


Southwest Airlines is changing its schedule beginning in January, cutting two flights from Louisville.  One flight to Baltimore and another to St. Louis will be cut.

Southwest is eliminating 196 flights beginning in January, and adding six flights for a net reduction of 190.

Southwest says the changes are a reflection of its customers' travel patterns.


Habitat for Humanity and Norton Healthcare are forming a first of its kind partnership in the nation.

The partnership will allow Norton Healthcare employees who qualify the option of buying a Habitat for Humanity house.

The employees must be first-time home buyers, have an annual salary of $50,000 or less and may not qualify for mortgage loans from traditional lenders.


For nearly three decades in Louisville, the name Anoosh Shariat has meant fine dining.  You'll remember the part he played in Remington's, Shariat's, and Park Place restaurants.  Now in the blueprint and construction phase is Anoosh Bistro in the Holiday Manor Shopping Center.

The latest eating experience by Anoosh Shariat is an entirely new concept.  He calls the 9,000 square feet venue a multi-concept restaurant featuring his first attempt at a bakery, pastry, and breakfast offering.

Anoosh Shariat says, "Having options on breadfast and lunch place, favorite food of mine is those, never could serve it because most places I owned were more fine dining or more dinner supper."

Shariat says he's been working on the idea of a multi-concept restaurant for several years. Location in the East End, he says, is key for his two-and-a-half-million dollar project that will employ 60 people.  "The main dining room, we're looking what I call some of the American favorites, brought in with a new twist as well as some of the old favorites from the Old World.....Creating a wine bar for people who just want to come be comfortable, get a glass of wine, and maybe a small plate."

While his renovation is on track, Shariat said he would welcome investors to his business which expects to open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner this winter.


Right around the corner from Anoosh Bistro is another well-known Louisville food fare. Impellizzeri's Pizza has opened a second restaurant on Highway 22.

Impellizzeri's has taken over the spot where a Pizza Hut once operated.

The Impellizzeri's have been making pizza in Louisville for 30 years and Bennie Impellizzeri has its other location in the Highlands.

The Impellizzeri's chose the East End for their second store because many of the working partners attended nearby Ballard High School, they know the area and were looking to move there.  The group is looking at other locations and may open a couple more restaurants in the city.