The Association of Community Ministries has issued a monetary challenge of $7,000 to East Louisville Community Ministry, Inc. to match funds that will help low-income residents in east downtown neighborhoods.
Residents in the Butchertown neighborhood want Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer to put tighter regulations on a JBS Swift plant in the wake of a chemical leak.
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… Continue reading Are Urban Industries Endangering Neighborhoods?