Pierce Walker a lifelong resident of Louisville, Kentucky, has been identified as the person killed in a fatal car accident on Saturday, June 3, 2023. Walker succumbed to the injuries sustained from the incident. The details of the incident are yet to be known.
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About Louisville, Kentucky
The capital of Kentucky is Louisville, which is also the sixth-most populated city in the Southeast and the 28th-most populous city in the US. Louisville is the nominal seat of Jefferson County, which is on the border with Indiana and has been since 2003.
One of the first towns west of the Appalachians, Louisville was established in 1778 and named after King Louis XVI of France. The community initially developed as a portage station because the adjacent Falls of Ohio was the only significant impediment to river travel between the upper Ohio River and the Gulf of Mexico. It was the founding city of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad, which grew into a 6,000-mile (9,700 km) system across 13 states.
Today, the city is known as the home of boxer Muhammad Ali, the Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Fried Chicken, the University of Louisville and its Cardinals, Louisville Slugger baseball bats, and three of Kentucky’s six Fortune 500 companies: Humana, Kindred Healthcare, and Yum! Brands. Muhammad Ali International Airport, Louisville’s main commercial airport, hosts UPS’s worldwide hub.
Following a city-county merger in 2003, Louisville’s boundaries have coincided with those of Jefferson County ever since. The Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government, also known as Louisville Metro, is the full name of this combined city-county administration. The title “Jefferson County” is still occasionally used to refer to Louisville Metro, particularly when referring to the incorporated cities outside the “balance” that make up Louisville proper, notwithstanding the merger and renaming. 782 969 people called the city their home as of the 2020 Census.