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Fatal South 2nd Street fire under investigation
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LOUISVILLE, Ky (WHAS11) -- On Thursday morning the neighborhood on South 2nd Street between St. Catherine and Oak Street began its day with smoke, sirens and screams. A three story home that had been transformed into a multi-family dwelling, ...
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Crews battling fire in Old Louisville
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Fire crews are battling a fire in Old Louisville. Fire crews were called to the scene of the fire in the 1100 block of S. Second Street near W. Oak and St. Catherine just after 7:30 a.m.. Flames and heavy smoke could be seen ...

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Kentucky clerk sued for not issuing gay-marriage licenses
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Four Kentucky couples are suing a clerk who is refusing to issue gay-marriage licenses — or any marriage licenses at all — following the U.S. Supreme Court decision that same-sex couples have a legal right to marry. The American ...

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Bourbon boom: Kentucky inventory reaches 40-year high
Lexington Herald Leader
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky's bourbon boom is showing no signs of peaking as distilleries keep up a production pace unmatched for decades. The state's bourbon inventory reached a 40-year high last year, with nearly 5.7 million barrels aging in ...

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UPDATE: I-71 Reopens following fatal crash near Campbellsburg
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- I-71 southbound was completely shut down near Campbellsburg, Kentucky, following a fatal, multiple vehicle crash, according to Kentucky State Police -- but the road reopened just after 7:30. Just after 6 p.m. Wednesday evening ...

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Major transformation for popular Ky. Science Center exhibit
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kids are coming out of the woodwork to check out the Kentucky Science Center's latest exhibit. The new “Science in Play” is an entire floor dedicated to early childhood education. The goal is to stimulate the minds of children ...
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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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