Study Sought For South Louisville’s Colonial Gardens Building

Five members of the Louisville Metro Council want to spend $15,000 from their neighborhood development funds to help pay for an economic feasibility study for the Colonial Gardens building in south Louisville. The structure at New Cut Road and Kenwood Drive next to Iroquois Park has been vacant since 2004. Vince Jarboe, president of the […]

Panel To Consider Landmark Status For Kenwood Drive-In

The Louisville Metro Historic Landmarks and Preservation District Commission is expected to decide Thursday whether to grant landmark status to the 62-year old Kenwood Drive-In in south Louisville. The designation would require the property’s owner to get permission from the city before altering or tearing down any structures on the property. It’s being sought by […]

Next Louisville: South/Southwest Louisville

Over the years South/Southwest Louisville has had farms, a mall (Westland anyone?), major department stores, and even a zoo! Nowadays the neighborhoods keep growing, but new retail development is hard to find. Residents are proud of their area and many who move away return, so why is it so hard to attract businesses? How can South/Southwest Louisville become a bigger player in the Metro?

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Hawkins Faces Challengers For Council Seat

Louisville Metro Councilman Doug Hawkins has earned a reputation with some of his colleagues that does him few favors. He’s sometimes seen as a contrarian on certain issues, especially those championed by the mayor, and the two-term Republican is often outspoken on matters beyond the council’s control. Hawkins is up for re-election this year, and with two opponents, he could be in for the toughest race in his career.

Mayor/Council Members Clash On Police Storage

Since April there’s been controversy surrounding the safety of a proposed police storage facility near the Cardinal Hill reservoir in Louisville. This month, the Mayor’s office agreed to look at other sites for the facility. As WFPL’s Gabe Bullard reports, the arguments could be more explosive than the structure itself.