A measure to block funding for a proposed police storage facility in south Louisville has failed.
The facility would hold unused ammunition and explosives confiscated by the bomb squad. In the spring, Councilman Doug Hawkins raised concern over its location near Cardinal Hill Reservoir. Despite assurances from police and others that anything stored in the facility wouldn’t pose any danger to nearby homes or the water supply, Hawkins remained skeptical.
Last night, he withdrew his sponsorship of a measure to block funding for the facility, after it was amended by the Metro Council to allow the project to move forward.
“We haven’t quit fighting,” says Hawkins. “We’ve got other places to take it and we will not let them put that bomb storage facility up there, period.”
Hawkins said he may try to take the issue before the state legislature, but offered no further details. Some council members have accused Hawkins of exaggerating the matter to boost his campaign for the state Senate, which he denies.