Are Urban Industries Endangering Neighborhoods?

Louisville’s Rubbertown neighborhood is home to the largest carbide (a chemical compound) furnace in the world. Several miles east, the Butchertown neighborhood hosts one of the nation’s largest urban slaughterhouses. There were accidents at both of these facilities in the same week in late March, and the city is developing a new notification system for […]

BOZA Approves Changes At Swift Butchertown Plant

The JBS Swift Company will be allowed to move forward with enhancements at its meatpacking plant in Louisville’s Butchertown neighborhood, but with certain conditions. The Louisville Metro Board of Adjustment Monday approved a request from Swift to modify its zoning permit to complete construction of an enclosure where hogs are unloaded.    Swift will also be allowed […]