The Italian American Association of Louisville (IAA)presented a check in memory of the late Dr. Bernardo “Bernie” Carducci to David DeWitt, Director of Development at Indiana University Southeast. Acting President Bob Scorsolini, along with Ms. Kathleen Bailey, presented the check and gave remarks regarding the life and times of Bernie. The attendi...

Community members are remembering Dr. Bernardo "Bernie" Carducci as a beloved friend, colleague and professor. Carducci, 66, died Saturday, Sept. 22. He taught psychology at Indiana University Southeast for 37 years, and he was the founder and director of the IUS Shyness Research Institute. His research on shyness gave him international recognition...

Come out and get some fresh air and exercise while walking the Big Four Bridge with members of the IAA and their family members and friends.  On June 16, 2018 at 10:00 a.m., the IAA will be gathering at the base of the Big Four Bridge in Jeffersonville, IN.  Our plan is to start the walk at 10:00 a.m.   The bridge has various benches along the way...

Each year, the IAA supports the KSO by sponsoring the “Lou Perry Bocce Tournament,” which is named in honor of longtime IAA board member Lou “Mr. Bocce” Perry. The bocce tournament is one of the more popular events at the KSO.  As part of our support, Bob Scorcolini, IAA Board Member and the IAA’s representative to the Kentucky Special Olympics (KS...

Saturday, April 14, 2018, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Vintage Fire Museum, 723 Spring St, Jeffersonville, IN 47130. Please join IAA members and their family and friends at the Vintage Fire Museum as we recognize the late George Bernard Wiggins as the only non-Italian-American member to hold the office of President of the IAA. In addition to being an active...

On Sunday, March 18th, the IAA will participate in the Feast of St. Joseph Mass Celebration sponsored by St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Since the event is open to the public, IAA members may invite family members, neighbors, relatives, friends, and co-workers to join us. As is the IAA’s tradition for the Feast of St. Joseph Mass, prior to the mass,...

Italy in Kentucky has a smaller history than other American places. The Bluegrass State saw some Italians come in the period of the mass emigration from Italy, but not as much as other bigger States on the two coasts. Nonetheless, in Louisville there's a club that celebrates Italy in several different ways, led by a true Italian who is for sure the...