Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Pre-Thanksgiving Updates

- In a bid to define his legacy amid budget problems, massive internal corruption and damning investigations from state auditor Crit Luallen, outgoing mayor Jerry Abramson was honored at a breakfast this morning sponsored by the YMCA. Over 1000 people attended the paid event, held on the floor of the downtown arena. [CJ]

- A stalemate has been reached in the quest to ease traffic congestion leading into Dixie Elementary school. [CJ] UPDATE: The meeting scheduled by Bob Henderson (D-14) for November 30th on this issue has been canceled pending a decision by the Planning Commission. More info to follow.

- If you haven't stocked up on Four Loco for the holidays, it looks like you are out of luck. [Fox41]

- Here is yet another reason to celebrate the exit of Sheldon Berman as JCPS Superintendent. [Insider Louisville]

If you are traveling this weekend, please be careful and return safely. In any event, have a great Thanksgiving.  I am thankful for you having made The Valley Report part of your day.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Dixie Highway Corridor Project- Public Input Hearing Scheduled

Dixie Highway Corridor Project Public Input Hearing Scheduled

Hearing set for December 7th at Southwest Government Center

Councilman Rick Blackwell (D-12) and Councilwoman Mary C. Woolridge (D-3) will host a public hearing on the Dixie Corridor project at the Southwest Government Center on Tuesday, December 7th at 7pm.

Joining the Council Members at this hearing will be Councilman-elect David Yates (D-25) and Mayor-elect Greg Fischer.

“Dixie Highway has long been in need of a makeover,” says Blackwell. . “This is an exciting project for the entire community and we couldn’t be happier that the Mayor-Elect has taken such an interest in it.”

The Dixie Highway Project is a study on the Dixie Highway Corridor that integrates land-use, transportation, economic development, and environmental concerns. The goal is to develop a unifying but distinct character for the corridor. The plan will promote the pedestrian environment and promote the strategic economic development goals for the community.

“There have been previous attempts at a project such as this,” says Blackwell. “The difference now seems to be that all the key players are involved. And the residents of Southwest Louisville are certainly the most important key players.”

The Southwest Government Center is located at 7219 Dixie Highway.

For more information about the public hearing, contact Councilman Blackwell’s office at 574-1112.