Louisville Metro Councilman David Yates, D-25, is praising Mayor Greg Fischer for making the Southwest Regional Library a top priority in the upcoming 2012-13 fiscal year spending plan. City funding for the 40,000 square foot project is $9.5 million with another $3.5 million coming from the non-profit Louisville Library Foundation. Fischer is issuing a 20-year… Continue reading Yates Praises Funding for Southwest Regional Library
Louisville Metro Councilman Bob Henderson, D-14, may not run for re-election next year, but the city lawmaker says he won’t make a final decision until a day before the filing deadline. Speculation about the southwest Louisville councilman’s future has been brewing in City Hall and the community over the past few months with a handful… Continue reading Henderson May Not Seek Re-Election
You can’t see the smokestacks of the Cane Run Power Station from Stephanie Hogan’s home, even though she lives a block away. And while the power plant isn’t visible, it’s still a looming presence in Hogan’s life. “Oh, he breathes so bad, he sounds like Darth Vader.” Hogan shakes her head, and Cody wheezes. “You… Continue reading Coal Ash Scares, Sickens Southwest Louisville Neighborhood–Part One
A handful of Louisville Metro Council members will join the Southwest Dream Team and local business owners to unveil a new “Welcome to Southwest Louisville” banner along Dixie Highway. On Wednesday, council members Rick Blackwell, D-12, Vicki Aubrey Welch, D-13, Bob Henderson, D-14, and David Yates, D-25, will present the new sign located at the… Continue reading Council Members, Dream Team to Unveil New “Welcome to Southwest Louisville” Sign
Fulfilling a campaign promise to bring Metro Government closer to residents, freshman Councilman David Yates, D-25, has spearheaded the opening of a new Southwest Regional Metro Council office. The office will open Tuesday in an effort to better serve citizens and to connect them directly with their city representative, particularly for those unable to make… Continue reading Council Members Open Office in Southwest Louisville
The new neighborhood will consist of 38 single-family homes and is being developed by the Housing Partnership Inc., a private nonprofit entity. President Mike Hynes says the houses will replace nearby abandoned apartment buildings.
Mayoral candidates Hal Heiner, Greg Fischer and Jackie Green discussed issues related to Southwest Louisville during a Wednesday night forum on the Jefferson Community and Technical College campus in Valley Station.
Republican Hawkins has represented the southwestern district for two terms. His challenger, Dr. Robert Thrasher, says Hawkins is too prone to political posturing and has not spent his tenure serving constituents.
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?
A gun-themed celebration at the New Bethel Church in Louisville has prompted a peace-themed celebration by Interfaith Paths to Peace.