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Louisville baby killed in shooting
Lexington Herald Leader
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Metro Louisville police say they are looking for a suspect in the fatal shooting of a 1-year-old girl. Police told media that the child was killed and her mother injured when they were shot Wednesday in front of a home in Louisville ...

Louisville schedule includes 3 games vs. Big Ten
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville will prepare for the Atlantic Coast Conference with nonconference matchups against Big Ten schools Minnesota, Ohio State and Indiana along with its annual showdown versus rival Kentucky. The Cardinals' schedule released ...

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Man accused of threatening Barr, Chandler
Lexington Herald Leader
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Central Kentucky man was charged Tuesday with threatening U.S. Rep. Andy Barr and police said he also spoke of wanting to kill the Republican's predecessor, former Congressman Ben Chandler. Russell Little, 40, of Richmond, ...

Brown among Ali Humanitarian Award winners
Merced Sun-Star
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Muhammad Ali is honoring another iconic athlete who became a forceful voice for civil rights — Jim Brown. The NFL Hall of Fame running back will receive a lifetime humanitarian achievement award bearing the boxing great's name, the ...

Gas conversion project in Pike Co. gets tax breaks
News & Observer
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A project to build a facility that would convert natural gas to synthetic diesel and other products in Pike County has received approval for $18 million in state tax incentives. RCC Big Shoal seeks to build a plant that would use ...
Pike County officials announce new natural gas to synthetic fuels plantWKYT

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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.
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