Category Archives: West End

Council approves renaming street for Coleman

In a 20-0 vote, the Louisville Metro Council passed an ordinance renaming a section of 34th Street to Louis Coleman Jr. Drive in honor of the late civil rights leader. The measure was sponsored by Councilwomen Judy Green, D-1, and Cheri Bryant Hamilton, D-5, to honor the Rev. Louis Coleman, who led the Justice Resource […]

West End experiencing high foreclosure rates, says PVA

Hoping to bring attention to the city’s housing woes, Jefferson County Property Valuation Administrator Tony Lindauer says that although Louisville has been fairly insulated from the national foreclosure crisis, the West End has a significant number of vulnerable properties. The property value administrator is responding to data found in the upcoming annual state of the […]

Operation Fresh Stop

The need for healthier food options in the city has been a subject LEO Weekly’s covered for awhile now, particularly the lack of food security in the West End. Check here, here and here for more examples. Among the many social justice groups and Metro government agencies addressing this issue, a new organization called New […]

Lunchbox: West Louisville knows best

Playing the dozens: After announcing that the Louisville African-American Think Tank will be hosting monthly political forums in west Louisville that will focus on the mayoral race, the Rev. Gerome Sutton made it a point to tell The Courier-Journal, “The West End does not know (Metro Councilman) David Tandy.” One prominent Tandy supporter has taken […]

Healthy Start gets federal boost

The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness received a federal grant today for $6.3 million for its Healthy Start initiative that will fund the program for the next five years. Congressman John Yarmuth, D-3rd district, presented the health department with its first installment of $1,275,000, which will be allocated annually by the U.S. […]

Eating alone in west Louisville

For LEO Weekly’s upcoming 2008 Dinning Guide, I’ve decided to eat only in West Louisville for the next two weeks. The idea sort grew out of the overarching findings covered in a piece I wrote last year on food security, ‘Eating Ourselves to Death’. The rules are very simple. I can only eat food from […]

Judge dismisses lawsuit against wet-dry vote

Ruling that their cases had no merit, Jefferson Circuit Judge Martin McDonald dismissed two lawsuits that delayed results of a special election banning alcohol sales in four Shawnee neighborhood precincts. Last September, 86-percent of residents in those Shawnee precincts (N104, N105, N107 and N109), an area that includes a sliver of Portland, voted to ban […]

Judge dismisses lawsuit against wet-dry vote

Ruling that their cases had no merit, Jefferson Circuit Judge Martin McDonald dismissed two lawsuits that delayed results of a special election banning alcohol sales in four Shawnee neighborhood precincts. Last September, 86-percent of residents in those Shawnee precincts (N104, N105, N107 and N109), an area that includes a sliver of Portland, voted to ban […]