Cardinal Hill Storage Facility Fight Goes To General Assembly

by Gabe Bullard on January 12, 2009

Councilman Doug HawkinsLouisville Metro Councilman Doug Hawkins is taking his fight against a police storage facility to the General Assembly.

Last year, Hawkins tried to block funding for the storage unit near the Cardinal Hill Reservoir in south Louisville. The attempt failed in October.

A bill pre-filed by State Senator Dan Seum would make such a facility illegal. Hawkins says the bill was filed on his behalf, and he expects it to be given full consideration in the General Assembly.

“That’ll be left up to the senate and their prerogative and their ability,” he says. “I think they’ll give it the best effort, best try and do a good a job at it. I know Senator Seum’s as tenacious as they come.”

The Louisville Metro Police Bomb Squad says the facility would pose no danger to the homes or reservoir near Cardinal Hill. It would be used to store ammunition and confiscated fireworks. Construction of the facility has not begun.

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