Following Cleanup, Scott Hopes for More Action on Vacant Properties

Louisville Metro Councilwoman Attica Woodson Scott says the vacant property cleanup campaign was a success, but it isn’t a solution to the problem. In addition to being eyesores, vacant properties can bring down property values and blight neighborhoods. Earlier this month, Scott launched the three-day “Cleanup for Christmas” campaign. She used $5,000 of her discretionary […]

Scott Launches Vacant Property Cleanup Campaign

Louisville Metro Councilwoman Attica Woodson Scott is using her discretionary funds to cleanup abandoned properties in District 1. The district covers parts of west and southwest Louisville. There are dozens of vacant properties in that area, and the newly-appointed lawmaker is targeting three dozen of the most dilapidated in her Cleanup for Christmas campaign. Scott […]

Housing Coalition, Metro Government Encourage Residents to Pay Tax Bills

Most Louisville property owners have received their annual tax bills by now. And the Metropolitan Housing Coalition and the Louisville Department of Codes and Regulations are warning residents of the dangers of not paying. Tax bills are due at the end of the year. If they’re not paid by April 15, they’ll be turned over […]

Beshear Signs Law to Fight Vacant Property

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has signed a new law that aims to boost revenue and beautify neighborhoods. When a property is vacant and falls into a state of disrepair, city governments often cut grass and board up windows, then fine the owner for the work. In Louisville, Metro Government has spent millions keeping up empty […]