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Louisville's minimum wage increases Wednesday
WLKY Louisville
But, just hours later, attorneys for the Kentucky Restaurant Association, the Kentucky Retail Association and Packaging Unlimited appealed that decision. According to a representative from the mayor's office, the court of appeals is still hearing the ...
Louisville's minimum wage hike survives first court testWHAS (subscription)
Minimum wage going up in Louisville beginning July 1stWKYT
Jefferson County judge upholds Louisville Metro minimum wage ordinanceWDRB
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Reports: School bus driver fired after student dragging
Lexington Herald Leader
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Louisville area school system has fired a bus driver who inadvertently dragged a 7-year-old girl about 500 feet when her backpack got caught in the door, reports say. Driver Melinda Sanders was fired in June by the Jefferson County ...
School bus driver fired after dragging Louisville studentmessenger-inquirer

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Mayor: 2500 teens employed through SummerWorks program
Lexington Herald Leader
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A record 2,500 teens have been connected to a part-time job through the SummerWorks program. The Courier-Journal ( ) reports Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer made the announcement at a news conference Tuesday ...

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POLICE: Robbery suspect shot during home invasion attempt in Louisville
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police have arrested a Shepherdsville man officials say fired a gun during an attempted robbery at a home. Marcus Thornsbury, 20, was arrested after police say he and a co-defendant entered the garage of a ...

Labor Department sues trainer Asmussen, stable over wages
Lexington Herald Leader
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Trainer Steve Asmussen is being sued by the U.S. Labor Department, which alleges his stable didn't pay overtime since at least 2012 to grooms and hot walkers who worked more than 40 hours in a week. The federal lawsuit filed last ...

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Churchill renames stakes race for Hall of Fame trainer Lukas
Lexington Herald Leader
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Churchill Downs has renamed a stakes race to honor Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas. The $175,000 Lukas Classic for 3-year-olds and up on dirt on Sept. 26 will wind down the upcoming 11-date meet at the track he has won the ...

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Fisherville Blog

3 buildings set for 4-acre tract

By Niki King • • November 24, 201

It would be a multi-use shopping center on a four-acre parcel at Billtown and Gelhaus Roads. Plans call for three buildings for a total of about 35,000 square feet of retail and commercial space.

The first floor of the largest building will house a branch bank and a small food market called The Carriage House, which also will sell fuel. The second story will feature office space that could house small businesses like a hair salon or dance studio, said Arthur “Butch” Hutcherson, developer of the project.

Hutcherson, who lives in Nashville, Tenn., but is from Louisville, said one of the two smaller buildings could feature a “fast casual” restaurant like a Mexican or Chinese restaurant or a Dunkin' Donuts.

He said the development will be more upscale than a typical convenience store. The design is meant to be reminiscent of a Kentucky horse farm, he said. A white split rail fence will wrap around the property. The fence columns will be made of Kentucky limestone, he said.

“It's going to be very attractive,” he said. “We don't do junk.”

Hutcherson said the location is a good one because the area is fast growing but has few services. He said residents will be able to shop there for basic necessities instead of having to drive as far as Bardstown or Taylorsville roads.

The project will require a change in zoning from residential to commercial. About 20 residents attended a neighborhood meeting about the proposal in late October, which is the first step in the change of zoning process.

Hutcherson said he intends to file full, formal plans to the Metro Department of Planning and Zoning after the turn of the new year. He said it would likely take four to six months to get approval. He said he hopes to begin construction by late next summer.

Michael Hill, a Metro planner and case manager of the project, said he hasn't received any comments yet from residents about the proposal.

Reporter Niki King can be reached at (502) 582-4248.
Posted 11/24/2010 2:59:00 PM
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