Thursday, September 10, 2009

Hicks House Set to Burn

Remember the heavily-discussed, historically significant Southwest Louisville home of Dr. Hicks that was profiled and investigated by yours truly on these pages? Well, as I had long feared, the home is set to meet its fate as "practice" for the PRP Fire Department as a controlled burn. The structure, located across from the Target and Value City Furniture department store complex on Dixie Highway, was obviously too dilapidated to be of any value to anyone but history buffs. Another one bites the dust.

It is a shame, really. What say ye?

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

District 12 Dialogue to discuss Domestic Violence Intake Center

District 12 Dialogue to discuss Domestic Violence Intake Center
Event set for Tuesday, September 15th at 7:00pm

Louisville – Efforts to help the victims of domestic violence in Louisville Metro will be the focus of the next District 12 Dialogue hosted by Councilman Rick Blackwell on Tuesday, September 15th.

“David Nicholson, the Jefferson Circuit Clerk, will be our featured guest and he will talk about the Center which recently received financial support from the Metro Council,” says Blackwell.
The September District 12 Dialogue will get underway at 7:00pm at Hillview Baptist Church, 5319 Dixie Highway.

Nicholson has been leading the effort for the Intake Center. He recently appeared before the Metro Council to ask for additional funding for finalizing the Intake Center’s needs. He received unanimous approval.

He will also discuss his duties as Circuit Clerk in the judicial system in Jefferson County.
“If you have a question about Kentucky’s Circuit and District court system and how it operates, here is your chance,” says Blackwell.

Joining Nicholson at the meeting will be representatives from the Division of Licensing and Permits, Neighborhoods, LMPD and MSD to answer questions about programs or concerns. A representative of Congressman John Yarmuth's office will also be in attendance.

For more information about the September District 12 Dialogue, contact Councilman Blackwell's office at 574-1112.