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Landmarks Cat Fight Is Getting Snipey And Bizarre

August 3rd, 2012 · 18 Comments

Remember how David Yates and Marty Meyer were super-confident that Greg Fischer wouldn’t veto the landmarks bill? HAHA, yeah, about that. He vetoed it. [C-J/AKN] For decades, the U.S. government has stashed gold five stories beneath Manhattan in a vault under the Federal Reserve’s fortress near Wall Street. Or has it? Written by a local [...]

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Tags: Arena · Bad Behavior · Economy · Education · Greg Fischer · Indiana · Landmark · LMPD · Metro Council · Metro Government

Fun Meltdown Over Metro Council & Landmarks

June 13th, 2012 · Comments Off

It’s a ruh ro week for David Yates and his aide, Marty Meyer. Take a look at this exciting email conversation (that’s been CCd to everybody in the city) that started Monday evening: From: Stephen Porter Subject: Landmarks Sent: Monday, June 11, 2012 5:54 PM To: Meyer, Marty Marty, You have just confirmed to me [...]

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Tags: Landmark · Metro Council · Oops

Historic Rosewell Estate Suffered Storm Damage

February 28th, 2011 · 4 Comments

The historic Rosewell Estate in the eastern part of the county was significantly damaged by storms last night. The 1820s Greek Revival mansion is on the National Register of Historic Places and was being preserved as part of the Ohio River Bridges Debacle. CLICK TO ENLARGE The home suffered broken windows and, according to the [...]

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Tags: Landmark · Ohio River Bridges · State Government · Weather

Main Street Association On The Iron Quarter

February 25th, 2011 · 2 Comments

The Main Street Association sent a letter to the AKN/C-J, Greg Fischer, Todd Blue and Metro Councilcritters to reaffirm its 2010 position regarding the Iron Quarter buildings. Couldn’t find the letter anywhere on the paper’s website, so let’s just dig in: In light of the recent announcement concerning the agreement reached between Mayor Greg Fischer [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Criticism · Downtown · Greg Fischer · Landmark · Metro Council · Oops · Scandal · Transparency

Take A Look At Whiskey Row Then And Now

February 10th, 2011 · 5 Comments

In light of the Whiskey Row-Greg Fischer-Todd Blue controversy, I thought it’d be a good idea to take a look at what’s changed in the past four or five years. Thanks to photos from prominent local attorney Don Vish, we’re able to see what’s changed. December 27, 2007: WHISKEY ROW IN 2007 February 2, 2011: [...]

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Tags: Downtown · Greg Fischer · Landmark · Oops · Possibility City · Scandal

Important City Hall Historical Nerd Moment

December 15th, 2010 · 3 Comments

The main entrance for City Hall reopened this morning and here are a few photos, courtesy Metro Council: “We have seen a resurgence of economic development on Main Street Downtown. There have been many restorations of Metro Hall (formerly the Jefferson County Courthouse), it was time to take care of this historic structure,” said Owen. [...]

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Tags: Downtown · Landmark · Metro Council · Metro Government

Louisville’s Coming Unglued Over Sheldon Berman

November 24th, 2010 · 29 Comments

Will any of these super-wealthy and prominent folks show up to support Dare to Care this evening? Or are we just holding our breath? It’s the 41st anniversary of the death of Bobby Ellis, a nine-year-old boy who died of hunger. [The 'Ville Voice] Metro United Way will wrap up its 2010 fundraising season with [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Charity · Education · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Highlands · JCPS · Jerry Abramson · Landmark · LG&E

HEY LOUISVILLE: Do You Love Cherokee Park?

August 4th, 2010 · 11 Comments

Then you should probably help save Hogan’s Fountain Tee Pee Pavillion. Or joint the cause’s Facebook group. The historic structure is definitely at-risk. Here are the details: In 2009 the Olmsted Conservancy and the Metro Parks created a master plan for Hogan’s Fountain. The plan is part of a continual development of our parks in [...]

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Tags: Highlands · Landmark · Parks · Possibility City

People Do Want To Save The Iron Quarter

May 18th, 2010 · Comments Off

The Louisville Historical League and Preservation Louisville held a meeting at the Iron Quarter on Sunday. Since it was raining, folks just stayed inside a parking garage. But 60 people turning out on a rainy Sunday? I’d say that means there’s serious interest in protecting that downtown block of history. Some photos, courtesy Louisville Historical [...]

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Tags: Downtown · Landmark · Possibility City

Colonial Gardens Update

July 23rd, 2009 · 6 Comments

As expected, the city’s Architectural Review Committee denied a developer’s request to demolish the South End building that was designated a landmark last fall. The South End Investment Group knew it was coming. The group distributed a letter asking someone to come up with a better plan than theirs, which is to demolish the 107-year-old [...]

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Tags: Landmark · Metro Government · South End