“Livability” Report Presented to Shawnee, Portland Neighborhoods Tuesday

Louisville Metro Parks officials and community leaders from the Shawnee and Portland neighborhoods will present a report on the barriers to healthy living Tuesday evening. The “livability” report was paid for by federal stimulus funds and is aimed at reducing obesity, largely by making the area more accessible for pedestrians and cyclists. “Walkability is a… Continue reading “Livability” Report Presented to Shawnee, Portland Neighborhoods Tuesday

Effort Underway To Preserve Louisville’s Iconic Shotgun Houses

Listen to the story: Early next month, a panel of preservationists will select a house in Louisville to be rehabilitated under a new project called Preservation S.O.S.—Save Our Shotguns. It’s a style of house that symbolizes many of Louisville’s older neighborhoods. There are many variations, but shotgun houses typically have a long, rectangular floor plan:… Continue reading Effort Underway To Preserve Louisville’s Iconic Shotgun Houses

Portland Residents Tour New Firehouse

The Portland neighborhood in Louisville is about to get a new firehouse. Fire Chief Greg Frederick led residents this morning on a tour of the new facility. He says the new firehouse will replace a station that is more than 100 years old. “In the old station you had the workbenches, locker rooms, and everything… Continue reading Portland Residents Tour New Firehouse