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Has Old Louisville reached it's potential?  Please let us know your opinions on the status of our neighborhood.    What, if anything, do you think needs to be changed?  Are there any problems that have not been addressed?  Do you have suggestions for the improvement of Old Louisville?  Do you have suggestions or comments about this web site?   People are listening! Go to our Feedback Form and speak out! 

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Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Saturday, December 30, 2006
 
11:31 AM

"Happy New Year"! To all of Old Louisville ......... Have a safe Holiday !


 
Posted by a Louisville resident
 
Sharon Nelson
 
asrn3k@peoplepc.com
 
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
 
09:47 AM

Could the highway indicator sign please be repainted to show which direction I 71 and I 264 branch as a driver is headed from the south into the city on I 65? Our out-of-town holiday guests had a terribly confusing time as they entered the city...they got lost and it took them 2 more hours to reach our home!! PLEASE!! This sign has been in this condition for too long of a time and really does create havoc on a traveler...Thank you so much.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
Kiani Waters
 
kianiwaters@gmail.com
 
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
 
02:09 AM

PPI has changed their name. They will now be doing business as Broadway Management Group. Same every thing else. I guess all the bad service made their old name to evil to work with. I Love living in Old Louisville, I love having the park right there, and people smiles more here than any where else ( not saying they smile alot any ways). I am sad to have rented from a bad company. I wish I had looked up for reviews on PPi before I took the place. The apartment is so very beautiful, it has lots of windows, and that is something I dont want to live without. I wish Greg Popham would offer the units (1330 S. 6th Street) up for sale. I kow some one the rich people in the houses around here wanted to buy this place and turn it into over priced condos. I (a student, With manners) would never have been able to enjoy this wonderful home if they did. I understand that there are alot of trashy low class people in here, that PPi's fault, they dont screen they people well. I wish I could afford some legal help, but...alas I am just a student, it would be nice to bite back PPi in the butt. With all the lawyers here in Old Louisville I always thought one of them could care enough to help make PPi try harder to follow the laws, but rich people dont help the poor like that. Not directly any ways. Thanks Old Louisville for being so beautiful in all seasons.


 
      
 
Orphan Beck
 
obeck@msn.com
 
Tuesday, December 26, 2006
 
05:18 PM

Why, i am asking why all this happens


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Saturday, December 23, 2006
 
03:03 PM

Did you get a new gadget for X-mas. Want to know how it works ? See http://www.howstuffworks.com. Want info on your new smartphone? http://www.pdastreet.com. Many homes in Old Louisville are aglow for the season. Looks nice !


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
 
12:25 PM

Ahhhh the city Life ! http://nyctmc.org.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
 
11:25 AM

Holiday in the City. http://www.wnbc.com/christmastree/index.html.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
 
03:40 PM

Many "Happy Holidays " to everyone that lives in Old Louisville. http://www.earthcalendar.net/index.php.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
 
10:00 AM

Kwanzaa in Old Louisville . http://www.officialkwanzaawebsite.org/index.shtml


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Monday, December 11, 2006
 
10:08 AM

Happy Hanukkah in Old Louisville ! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanukkah.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Sunday, December 10, 2006
 
05:22 AM

Christmas history. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
 
09:29 PM

Metro Watch now has cameras placed at 4th and Oak.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
 
09:00 PM

Just some info. for a "Happy Holiday"!http://www.planetchristmas.com/Vandalism.htm.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Sunday, July 16, 2006
 
04:24 PM

National Railway Historical Society. http://www.dcnrhs.org. Train rides in the U.S.


 
Posted by a Louisville resident
 
Ted Wright
 
tww@consequential.org
 
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
 
08:41 AM

We really enjoyed the 2006 Hidden Treasures Garden Tour. The people and gardens were super. I do think your ad was way off base with the phrase " visit eleven private gardens located within a square-block area". We walked 4 blocks from St James Court just to get to the first garden and the gardens were located over a six block area. Now I know my 75 and 77 year old sisters need exercise and they get around quite well but I convinced them to see the gardens based on your "square block" ad. Why not centalize the ticket area to the edge of the area or at least suggest parking the car closer to the gardens. Other then the excess walking the gardens were a delight and I got lots of ideas for our garden.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Monday, July 10, 2006
 
04:03 PM

Old Louisville's connection to Sout Africa. http://www.africanbowhunter.com. Happy Travels !


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Monday, July 10, 2006
 
11:44 AM

Notice : New gas lines are being inst. from Magnolia st.to 1433 S. Third street going south from Magnolia. East side of the street at this time.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Sunday, July 09, 2006
 
05:20 PM

Congratulations "Italy" !!!


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Sunday, July 09, 2006
 
05:01 PM

Congradulations "Italy" !!!!


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Saturday, July 08, 2006
 
06:40 AM

If you do not see what you are looking for on this site. Also try http://oldlouisville.net .


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Friday, July 07, 2006
 
04:28 PM

Visit http://www.neighborhoodlink.com. Type in zip code 40208 for even more Louisville neighborhood information.


 
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Friday, July 07, 2006
 
04:02 PM

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alcwin_links@yahoo.com
 
Friday, July 07, 2006
 
03:22 PM

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Posted by a Louisville resident
 
 
 
Thursday, July 06, 2006
 
08:26 AM

Any hunters in Old Louisville or Kentucky ? http://archeryhistory.com.


 
Posted by a former Old Louisville resident
 
L R Gregory
 
 
Wednesday, July 05, 2006
 
09:03 PM

Why isn't the monthly newsletter being kept current?

 

We post those when we receive the files from the Old Louisville Information Center.  We did not receive January, April & June this year.  And July?  Where are you July?


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Thursday, June 29, 2006
 
03:24 PM

For those traveling to historic places all over the globe. http://www.countrycallingcodes.com.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Thursday, June 29, 2006
 
01:57 PM

What we need in America. http://www.raileurope.com/us/index.htm. Is America falling behind ?


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Thursday, June 29, 2006
 
01:23 PM

Welcome home, Woody!


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Thursday, June 29, 2006
 
01:11 PM

Want to see a fine hotel in Europe ? Close to a fine train station ! http://www.hotelschweizerhof.com.


 
Posted by a worker in Old Louisville
 
Jon Lucas
 
louprofire@yahoo.com
 
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
 
10:23 PM

Sorry! I was wrong about Old Engine 9. That one was called the 5 Brothers House, and it wasn't the last firehouse to have a team of horses. A team from "Big Jim's" No. 8 Engine Company (13th and Maple; no longer there) was the last to see active duty.


 
Posted by a worker in Old Louisville
 
Jon Lucas
 
louprofire@yahoo.com
 
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
 
10:15 PM

I've enjoyed taking all of the walking tours very much, (some several times), but I have to suggest that you add some of the historic firehouses to them. E7, in Limerick, is the oldest continuously active firehouse in the US. Old Engine 9, (replaced by a newer house at another location) was an all black house and the last of the LFD's horsedrawn pumpers (1928). E16/T3, a modern house is across the street from it's predecessor. E-mail me for info on these and other houses if you like. Also, check out the history blog on Engine Company 7's myspace; http://www.myspace.com/louisville_engine7


 
Posted by a visitor to Old Louisville
 
Tony
 
Gizmo37037@webtv.net
 
Monday, June 19, 2006
 
07:54 PM

Seeking information about the H J Scheirich Mfg. Co. Recently purchased an antique "hoosier " style cabinet made by Scheirich and havent been able to find out any information about it or the company. Would greatly appreciate anyones help.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Saturday, June 17, 2006
 
07:39 PM

Lesbians in Louisville are some of the most rude people you will ever meet......First hand experience with a group during Gay pride weekend. I thought Louisville had advanced a little.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Tuesday, June 13, 2006
 
04:04 PM

For those traveling to Louisville's sister cities. http://www.worldweatherserver.com.


 
Posted by a visitor to Old Louisville
 
 
 
Sunday, June 11, 2006
 
12:16 PM

I found this interesting. What makes a City family friendly ? http://www.drug-rehabs.org/drug-rehab.php/Kentucky.


 
Posted by a Louisville resident
 
 
 
Saturday, June 10, 2006
 
10:55 AM

One problem in Louisville is http://alcoholism.about.com/od/college. Beer bottles that you see in Old Louisville come from parties of U of L students. "White kids " from the upper crust of Kentucky. Police in Louisville do very little to stop these parties. Many are thrown by freshman . Under the age of 21.


 
Posted by a former Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Friday, June 09, 2006
 
03:32 PM

What does Atlanta , Georgia have that Louisville, Kentucky does not. Lets take a look. Louisville http://www.louisvilleky.gov. Atlanta http://www.atlantaga.gov.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Thursday, June 08, 2006
 
09:54 AM

The problem in America is all you have to say is . "I am a Christian ". I have ten children . Dress them up in their Sunday best and get on T.V. You will be elected !!!! How stupid are we ? We have elected people that have snorted cocaine in office. Yes they were also at the drunken college parties ! Now they have been saved, reborn etc. Now since we decided to be stupid, they also now have all of your money . "Go figure" !


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Thursday, June 08, 2006
 
08:41 AM

It is not the Mayor that controls the money for projects in Louisville. Tax money from Louisville goes to Frankfort. Your tax money goes all over Kentucky. Louisville only gets back about 50% of what it takes in. If you think Louisville looks bad, go to Frankfort....... Thank the Gov. for slow growth in Kentucky........Thank all those with their hand out for PORK. We elect the people that run Kentucky. It is up to the voters to kick the bad guys out of office....


 
Posted by a former Old Louisville resident
 
 
asb3000thc@yahoo.com
 
Thursday, June 08, 2006
 
12:32 AM

Louisville is one of the worst cities I've ever lived in and I'll never come back. After finishing at Uof L, I got my a** out of there a week after graduation. Louisville lacks the resources both economically and from a political stand point to become a desirable city to live and work in. Look carefully at your local politics...they are partly at fault that Louisville has slow growth and economic development compared to other cities like it. You have the same people who have been in government for so many years and its apparent what little financial resources that are allocated are kept within only certain communities. Also it lacks the appreciation of diversity to attract what larger cities have--when I lived there I felt like I had gone back in time fifty years--everything is still so Black and White. Another example, Louisvilles' largest employers such as Ford hardly have any turn over thus no job opportunites are available for those graduating from University of Louisville and other local schools, which in turn is why many students leave the city after graduation. More companies have left that place more than new businesses have moved in creating less and less opportunites for jobs, which leads to a poor economy. The only good thing that Louisville has the upper hand on is the housing market but what good will it do to keep building new condos, apartments and houses--it not like people are moving there in the masses--theres nothing to attract them! It will take more than the Derby to bring Louisville into the thriving metropolis it could be. I now live in Atlanta, GA and this city is a great example of appreciation of culture, diversity, growth, business development and opportunity for all. Mayor Abrahmson should be taking notes...Louisville sucks!


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Wednesday, May 31, 2006
 
10:36 AM

Notice : LG&E performed service in the area of Third and Magnolia. Everyone in this are may want to check their pilot lights on hot water and furnace.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Monday, May 29, 2006
 
10:42 AM

Why save Old Louisville ? Why save history ? http://www.usmemorialday.org/backgrnd.html.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Sunday, May 28, 2006
 
01:40 PM

Webmaster : Please post this website for all people walking their dogs in Old Louisville , or outside anywhere. http://www.ansci.cornell.edu/plants/dogs/index.html. Thanks !


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
Callie Michael
 
calliemichaelatyahoo.com
 
Saturday, May 27, 2006
 
09:02 PM

Hi, I'm a new resident of Old Louisville and I'm writing to find out if you've had any other residents whose dogs have contracted a virus form Central Park. My dog has been sick twice after going to the park in the last 10 days and I'm trying to find out if the park has anything to do with it. Another resident told me several dogs have come down with a viral infection recently and they think the dogs got it at the park. Just want to know if there's something at the park we need to clean up so our dogs can enjoy the park and stay healthy.

Thanks


 
      
 
John Vermeer
 
jlvermeer@verizon.net
 
Friday, May 26, 2006
 
01:27 PM

Louisville appears to have suffered the same fate as the rest of America's cities, it wasn't revered enough to preserve its architectural treasures. Almost every city I have been in has been "bombed" in favor of parking lots, especially in California where I grew up, but I'm shocked that a southern mid-western city would allow such a thing to happen with such impunity. Yet it happened all over the South. My grandparents lived in Louisville. There is no going back.


 
Posted by a visitor to Old Louisville
 
 
 
Sunday, May 21, 2006
 
05:56 AM

Louisvilles gay


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Saturday, May 20, 2006
 
11:53 AM

If you want to see some beautiful parts of Europe. Go see the DeVinci code movie. Great shots of London and Paris.....It is sad the grandure that Louisville tore down, what this city could look like.

Posted by a former Old Louisville resident
 
L Gregory
 
enagregoryatyahoo.com
 
Friday, May 05, 2006
 
11:42 AM

Looking for the April and May newsletters on your site, but it is still showing March as the current one. I enjoy reading it as I own a house in Old Louisville and live in Florida. Thank you, L Gregory   

OldLouisville.com did not receive the January and April Newsletter files from the OL Information Center.  Sorry.  May Newsletter will be up shortly
   ---webmaster

 
 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Tuesday, May 02, 2006
 
02:19 PM

Old Louisville: America’s Most Haunted Neighborhood

Looking for a good book to read? Local author David Dominé says his next book PHANTOMS OF OLD LOUISVILLE: Ghostly Tales from America’s Most Haunted Neighborhood will soon hit the shelves. In this, the second of a four-part series that explores the haunted history of America’s largest Victorian neighborhood, Dominé takes his readers on another hair-raising tour of the ghostly delights in our own back yard. Equal parts colorful history, unique architecture and spine-tingling accounts of the supernatural, this book promises to be as entertaining as the first. Check your local booksellers or stop by the Visitors Center in Historic Old Louisville at 218 West Oak Street (502.637.2922) For more information, call 800.544.6959 or 270.388.9388. Email: books@kybooks.com


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Thursday, April 27, 2006
 
11:41 PM

800,000 came downtown for Thunder over Louisville. Like the builders of Old Louisville. The dreamers and castle builders , are still with us. Only the political people that dream of pine lumber and plastic siding hold Kentucky back. We are the dreamers ! We are the victorians of the 21'st century !


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Sunday, April 16, 2006
 
09:05 AM

There is a lot to do in Louisville. See http://www.citysearch.com. Just type in Louisville or Kentucky.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
Irish Sean
 
jemeyer23<AT>yahoo.com
 
Saturday, April 15, 2006
 
04:31 AM

All I have to say about Louisville is that it is a very friendly town, and I enjoy living, working, and socializing here, but unless you are a heavy drinker/partier, it is nearly impossible to meet someone worth while. We need better date spots that don't center around drinking.


 
 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Wednesday, April 12, 2006
 
10:03 AM

Your tip for the day. In older homes studs are placed 16" apart. New homes the studs are 20" apart.


 
 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
 
10:24 PM

Education is the only way out ! When our cities, and our families fail." We have all failed! "An uneducated population can do nothing. Even cave people had to be educated enough to feed the family. Today we only need to be able to open a grocery store door. Were cave people smarter than us ? The newest high-tec does not even get to the U.S. anymore. More people have high speed internet in the city than in the suburbs. More people in Korea use the internet than in America. The city is built by educated people. Houses in the suburbs are built by un-skilled labor. The same people that pick your tomatoes for your hamburger , built your house if you live in the suburbs. Don't believe me ? Go on a building site !


 
 
Posted by a Louisville resident
 
Dominiq
 
 
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
 
02:00 AM

hi i just wanted to share something, a "ghetto" dosent matter what part of town u live in yes, west end might have more then the east end but east end isnt like a stuck up part of town so basically what im saying is a ghetto is crime and decay i dont care what part of town u live in east end, south end, west end whatever if ur neighboorhood is decaying and has crime then yes it is a ghetto


 
Posted by a Louisville resident
 
Demetry
 
 
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
 
01:49 AM

yea louisvilles east end inst anti black i live in a bad part of the east end we got our dope boys,gangstas,spray painted not took care of buildings,crazy pitbulls and erything jus like ery one else does so it makes me mad when people say its anti black cuz i grew up there and i no how it is so dont judge unless u have lived there


 
Posted by a Louisville resident
 
Demetry
 
 
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
 
01:48 AM

yea louisvilles east end inst anti black i live in a bad part of the east end we got our dope boys,gangstas,spray painted not took care of buildings,crazy pitbulls and erything jus like ery one else does so it makes me mad when people say its anti black cuz i grew up there and i no how it is so dont judge unless u have lived there


 

Posted by an Old Louisville resident

Monday, April 03, 2006
06:56 PM

Hmmm... I've lived here in Old Louisville for over ten years, my boyfriend is Latino, and we've never experienced any problems with racism. Sure, you're going to come into contact with some ignorant people wherever you go, but that's life.

To the person from NJ who wants to go back: Don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out! I've been been to several parts of the Garden State and will take the Bluegrass any day! Where did you get off thinking people out there were friendly? I guess it's all in your perception... Instead of spending a paltry two days and then whining about it, get out there and look for the beautiful things. Louisville has its negative aspects, as does every city, but I've found that the positve ones far outweigh the negative ones. Wherever you go, you'll never find a state like Kentucky.


Posted by an Old Louisville resident
Bill

Saturday, April 01, 2006
10:13 AM

Making People Feel Welcome.
I am gay and my boyfriend is a Latino. He is legal and raised in Mexico. He feels people are always looking at him here and thinking he must be illegal so it makes him uncomfortable. There is a lot of hostility in the news about Mexicans and especially illegals so he guesses that it exists for him too. I think this is also true for African Americans. Since these people feel the hostility daily, we need to make an effort as white people to be more friendly to them and be aware that the world people of color live in is a different world, just as the world gay people live in is not the same world that straight people live in.

 


 

Posted by an Old Louisville resident

William Kearney

Saturday, April 01, 2006
09:48 AM

I am a new homeowner on Old Louisville. I truly appreciate the beauty of the neighborhood. I have encountered several problems with my home that will need work but was aware that that was to be expected. What I wasn't aware of was how strict the guidelines are for remodeling my fireplace. I worked closely with Debra Richards and an architect at a high cost in time and money. I have just been told that my exterior wall on the side of the house cannot be altered to accommodate a new flue. After working with Ms. Richards for over 2 months, I was quite disappointed in the outcome. The wall is a side wall and it would be reconstructed to accommodate a flue with an 8 inch outcropping of the wall for the flue. With so many other problems that I have to focus on in my home, this process seems too much to deal with discouraging me from wanting to live here and invest money here. Any suggestions?

Bill


Posted by a visitor to Old Louisville
 
Vanessa
 
 
Saturday, March 25, 2006
 
08:21 AM

I am visiting here from New Jersey. I have been here for 2 days and I regret to say that I have to agree with the posting about racism. I am white and my husband is hispanic, and we have had people give us some funny looks these last two days. I also expected more from this city, but I see a lot of poverty and abondoned homes. The only difference between here and NJ is the poor people are white, back home the poor people are black. But at least back home people are nice (rich or poor). Yes, its time to go back home :)


 
Posted by a visitor to Old Louisville
 
 
 
Monday, March 13, 2006
 
06:38 PM

The Squeaky Wheel Club has chosen The Second Street Kroger as its problem of the month for APRIL, and they would like your help in addressing some well-known complaints associated with the largest grocery store in the immediate vicinity. Using the contact info below, please call, email, and write letters to Kroger management and city officials expressing your dissatisfaction with the current conditions at the Second Street Kroger and insist that they 1) implement a timely resolution to the embarrassing problem of abandoned shopping carts that litter our neighborhood and 2) seriously consider enhancing the Second Street location so as to make it a store that Old Louisville residents want to use. The next meeting of the Squeaky Wheel Club will be Sunday, April 9th at 2:00 p.m. at the Old Louisville Information Center in Central Park. Please plan to attend!

The Kroger Company 1014 Vine Street Cincinnati, OH 45202-1100 1.866.221.4141 http://www.kroger.com/customercomments.htm

Lisa Kaiser, Store Manager Kroger Store 924 South Second Street Louisville, KY 40203 502.589.1025 502.589.1321

Mr. George Unseld Metro Councilman District 6 Metro Council 601 West Jefferson Street Louisville, Kentucky 40202-2741 502.574.1106 502.574.1100 george.unseld@loukymetro.gov Assistant: Donna Sanders Phone: 502.574.3915 Email: donna.sanders@louisvilleky.gov Mayor Jerry Abramson Louisville Metro Hall 527 West Jefferson Street Louisville, KY 40202 502.574.2003 mayor@louisvilleky.gov

Deputy Mayor William Summers IV Louisville Metro Hall 527 West Jefferson Street Louisville, KY 40202 502.574.8142 bill.summers@louisvilleky.gov

KY State Rep. Reginald Meeks Capitol Annex, Room 329C Frankfort, KY 40601 502.564.8100 ext. 653 reginald.meeks@lrc.ky.gov

P.O. Box 757 Louisville, KY 40201 502.772.1095 srmeeks42@aol.com

U.S. Rep. Anne M. Northup District Office 600 Martin Luther King Jr. Place Suite 216 Louisville, KY 40202 Phone: 502.582.5129 Fax: 502.582.5897 Washington Office 2459 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Phone: 202.225.5401 Fax: 202.225.5776 http://northup.house.gov/Contact.asp


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Sunday, March 12, 2006
 
11:58 AM

Also see : http://www.louisvillelaw.com/topical/landlord.htm.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Sunday, March 12, 2006
 
11:54 AM

More info. can be found at: http://www.hud.gov/local/ky/renting/tenantrights.cfm.


 
Posted by a former Old Louisville resident
 
A Former PPI Tenant
 
 
Saturday, March 11, 2006
 
12:29 AM

First of all I LOVE this website! I am a former tenant and employee of Peterson and Popham. I understand that a lot of people are downing PPI because of leaky ceilings, broken furnances, roaches, rats, etc. However I am a success story. I rented from PPI for over 3 years and not once did i ever have a major problem getting anything fix.

There are a lot of slum lords in Louisville just sitting back and waiting for their next victim to come along. The best thing I can suggest to anyone that decides to rent from these people is to arm yourself with knowledge.

#1. When you are looking over your apartment make sure to open all closets, pantries and cabinet doors and inspect the inside using a flash light. If the place does have rodents and crawly things signs like rat dropping, dead roaches or roach eggs will appear especially behind the refrigerator, in the oven and in the kitchen cabinets/pantry.

#2. If there is a brown stain on the ceiling or if the walls has fresh plaster in spots at the top you can be certain you are going to have a leak.

#3. When you are doing your walk through with the rental agent ( or in PPI case, with your move in form that you must return to the office) note any imperfections no matter how small. Reason being when you move out you will be charged for these imperfections if they are not noted on the move in sheet. Also, please keep your copy of the move in sheet, leasing contract, and any other documents in a safe place. Because when you move out of the PPI apartment you will need them to get all of your deposit back.

#4. If you decide to break your lease with PPI you WILL be charged 2-3 months rent, late fees, attorney fees, court cost, and anything else they can dream up which could equal to you paying a ungodly amount to clear your credit. ( They will tarnish your credit and any hopes of you ever buying your own home)

#5. Do not think about withholding your rent without a court order until the repairs are completed. PPI specialize in this practice. They will make the repairs and then sit your stuff out on the curb while your are at work if you do not pay your rent + attorney fee+ late fee.

Within the 1 year I worked there I saw some pretty bad stuff happen to people all because they did not know their rights as a tenant. If they would have just read their leasing contract, contacted a lawyer or even the Building Inspectors Office or the Fire Marshall a lot of their problems would have been solved.

Don't be a victim! Arm yourself with knowledge! Know your rights!

God Bless and Good Luck!


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Wednesday, March 08, 2006
 
06:32 PM

We can work magic in the city if we want to. http://crowcall.com.


 
Posted by a Louisville resident
 
 
 
Wednesday, March 08, 2006
 
05:42 PM

http://www.tolerance.org also has info.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Monday, March 06, 2006
 
08:43 PM

People from around the world live in Louisville. Many people in Louisville are not educated to people from other parts of the world. http://www.mideastweb.org/maps.htm. People from Old Louisville and Louisville are in some of these countries at this very moment.


 
Posted by a Louisville resident
 
 
 
Monday, March 06, 2006
 
06:28 PM

It is the reason why cities fell. http://worldracism.com. It is a reason to rebuild even better than before. Ignorance is the cause. Education will be the cure. It is time for a human chain of hands that will extend around the globe. From a fallen tree that lies in decay, new life will grow.


 
      
 
 
 
Monday, March 06, 2006
 
03:39 PM

http://neworleans.org.


 
      
 
 
 
Monday, March 06, 2006
 
03:36 PM

Racism in Louisville ? Try looking at what America is doing to New Orleans. http://www.neworleans.org.


 
Posted by a visitor to Old Louisville
 
 
 
Sunday, March 05, 2006
 
09:06 PM

What is the problem with louisville and the community just outside of it, Jeffersonville I believe. i have been here for week and have recieved some uncomfortable reactions from the residents here. i walk into the mall stores at ST. Matthews Mall and the sales people look at me like they don't know how to act with me in the store. It seems that louisville people are racist, but want to keep trapped behind close doors so they want be labeled as racist. I am from memphis so trust me I have seen racism. Strange if not for your Black basketball players no one would even recognize this city as crap. Oh, just a little bit about me; I am a training production manager that was sent to louisville to train employees here to induce growth of companies and create more jobs or carreers for the citizens of louisville so that they input more money into louisville economy. Most of you people are worst than racist people of southern states. I tell you having you racist people here is waste of good resources, but to those of you are polite and kind from the heart with blindness, I feel sorry for you having to live around the racist A-Holes.


 
Posted by a Louisville resident
 
Tara Clayton
 
tara_clayton<at>hotmail.com
 
Thursday, February 23, 2006
 
12:20 PM

There is a huge mansion on a road called "Rostrevor" that runs off of Alta Vista that I was curious about and wanted to research. The gates to the estate read "Rostrevor," does anyone have any information?


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Friday, February 17, 2006
 
10:08 PM

Lots to do in Louisville. If you can not find it on this site. Go to http://www.citysearch.com. Type in Louisville Kentucky.


 
Posted by a Louisville resident
 
 
 
Friday, February 17, 2006
 
03:21 PM

TourLouisville Needs You!

TourLouisville is looking for enthusiastic, well-spoken volunteers to help show off Old Louisville to visitors and tourists. If you would like to lead tours through America’s Largest Victorian Neighborhood, please contact Jane Harris at (502) 637-2227. Some historic knowledge of the area is a plus, but not required since scripts will be provided. If you would like to volunteer in some other capacity (actor/interpreter), we would love to hear from you as well!


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Tuesday, February 14, 2006
 
06:52 PM

Many years ago I had a neighbor that could work magic in Old Louisville. He said he wishes he could come back If people in Old Louisville would invite him back. Go to http://www.magictom.com. He is the only tenant that I know of that was removed from his home by a well known management company in Old Louisville by way of tripling his rent within a year. He, his wife and two children were put out of their home of many years.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Monday, February 13, 2006
 
02:26 PM

What should be done with our Central Park ? What does New Yorks look like ? What can we learn from them ? Go to http://centralpark.org.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Sunday, February 12, 2006
 
11:47 AM

Watch the snow storm in a real city (Live). http://nyctmc.org/xmanhattan.asp.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Saturday, February 11, 2006
 
11:33 AM

A good site to visit go to : http://www.preserve.org/preserve.htm.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Saturday, February 11, 2006
 
10:27 AM

It might help if each month a sample newsletter would be sent to a different block are of each home in Old Louisville. There are around 13,000 people that live in Old Louisville. Only about 600 people receive the Old Louisville newsletter. If only 600 people out of 13,000 knows what is going on it is not a surprise that nothing is being done to resolve problems. It would be too costly to send a newsletter to each home every month. However a new block each month would help to get the word out over a period of time.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Friday, February 10, 2006
 
05:03 PM

THE SQUEAKY WHEEL CLUB TO START MONTHLY MEETINGS IN MARCH

Various residents have decided to get together and form a new neighborhood organization strictly dedicated to solving problems in the Old Louisville area. Going on the premise that the ‘squeaky wheel gets the oil,’ residents - homeowners and renters alike – will band together at afternoon meetings on the second Sunday of every month and identify a specific problem to be "tackled" in the neighborhood for that month. The way of "tackling" the problem will involve (after identifying that month's specific problem) a month-long letter-writing, email-sending, telephone-calling campaign designed to get the attention of the local powers that be. Although it may not seem like much to some people, if twenty, fifty, a hundred people from Old Louisville start writing, calling and emailing the same city officials at the same time about the same issue, it will at least focus more attention on our neighborhood. If you are interested in effectuating some real change in your neighborhood, plan on being at the first meeting on Sunday, March 12th at 2:00 p.m. in the Old Louisville Information Center in Central Park.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Friday, February 10, 2006
 
10:37 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Andrews dandandrews40@yahoo.com

Romantic Ghosts to Haunt the Streets for Valentine’s Day Chills and Romance in the Heart of America’s Largest Victorian Neighborhood ... Louisville, KY (February 8, 2006) --- Old Louisville will welcome romantic spirits in its midst this Valentine season as couples flock to its Victorian streets in search of chills and romance. With the upswing in tourism that followed the May opening of the new Visitors Center in Historic Old Louisville, more and more visitors have come to “America’s Largest Victorian Neighborhood” to check out its remarkable architecture…and ghosts. One of the nation's largest historic preservation districts, Old Louisville has gained a reputation as the most haunted neighborhood in the country, and busloads of tourists from far and wide have descended on Kentucky’s most romantic quarter to check out its haunted history and grand old mansions. In keeping with the season, TourLouisville has designed a special Valentine’s ghost tour that is sure to thrill the bravest hearts while exploring its most romantic legends and ghostly tales.

For example, guests will be treated to the tale of Lady Ross, a local socialite whose sad spirit returns to her Fourth Street home every year in November since the royal wedding there over 100 years ago. From the comfort of a 13-passenger tour bus, they will also hear the tragic legend of a jilted lover who hung herself from a tree that once stood at the center of tranquil Floral Terrace, and a knowledgeable guide will explain the scandalous circumstances surrounding the death of Alfred DuPont, a wealthy Old Louisville resident who learned just how true the old adage really is that “Hell hath no fury as a woman scorned.” And at the steps of the imposing First Church of Christ, Scientist they will hear the details of the heartrending tale of the Lady of the Stairs, a raven-haired beauty whose spirit refuses to leave the spot where she waited in vain for her betrothed so many years ago. Set against the backdrop of stained glass windows, gnarled tree branches and shadowy old mansions illuminated by gaslight, this is sure to be memorable experience for ghost enthusiasts and history buffs alike.

The cost for this romantic ghost tour is $55.00 per couple and includes a champagne toast and Happy Balls!, the official candy of Old Louisville. Tours depart at 7:30 p.m. Saturday the 10th of February through Tuesday the 14th. A special 9:00 p.m. tour will also be offered on Valentine’s Day in addition to the one at 7:30. Space is limited, so make reservations for you and your Valentine now!

For more information contact: Visitors Center in Historic Old Louisville 218 West Oak Street Louisville, KY 40203 (502)637-2922 http://www.oldlouisville.net/vc/


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Thursday, February 09, 2006
 
06:20 PM

Here, come the bridges, here come the bridges. Here comes the bridge painting, here comes the bridge painting. Here comes the rail system, here comes the rail system. Here comes a Museum High Rise ? I see no bridge painted, I see no rail system. However I can smell an election !


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Wednesday, February 08, 2006
 
11:11 AM

We need something like http://www.harrods.com downtown .


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Saturday, February 04, 2006
 
03:39 PM

Today I decided to see how the fair grounds would handle a new arena. I took a drive around the parking lot while the Boat show, flea market , and a ball game were going on. Parking was a hassel at best. Beer cans, coke cans, and paper were everywhere. If you want to see pride in Kentucky. "It is not at the fairgrounds".


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Friday, February 03, 2006
 
07:15 PM

Just a P.S. if the arena was going to be built in Lexington instead of Louisville it would be being built today. Most of our tax money is going in that direction.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Friday, February 03, 2006
 
06:31 PM

We need to vote out the politicians that want to tear down the historic water works building to build the arena. To build it on the LG&E site would be a nice entrance into the city , and a great gateway into historic Old Louisville. We need the arena . It is up to all of us to turn up the heat if we are ever going to have tourist.


 
Posted by a Louisville resident
 
 
 
Wednesday, February 01, 2006
 
08:42 PM

People you have nothing to worry about we can not even get a bridge painted and at the rate patrol cars are being wrecked being able to be protected by able body people comes into question if there is a crime.


      
 
 
 
Tuesday, January 31, 2006
 
11:39 PM

Louisville is a nice city. However there are many rich people there. Bingo halls , etc. make millions of dollars every year keeping Louisville down. If slot machines came to your city bingo halls (many owned by churches) would go broke. You have a nice city. Fact is a lot of mony can be made when you keep people in Kentucky undereducated. Louisville is not a grand city only because there are some making billions of dollars off of what you all don't know.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Tuesday, January 31, 2006
 
10:43 AM

Or go to http://nyctmc.org.


 

 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Monday, January 30, 2006
 
05:20 PM

If we want to make Old Louisville safer it might help if the Police Department would crack down on the Drunk students (mostly white) that are driving from parties in O.L. You know the places I am talking about. The homes with all the beer cans and beer bottles out in front. Everybody knows a drunk is easy to roll. Drunk people far too many times go home with strangers from bars. Not only is that a danger the day you do it. Today with "Aids" , it could be as deadly ten years from now.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
Irrelevant
 
wickedcub (at) aol.com
 
Monday, January 30, 2006
 
04:08 PM

The 1300 Block of Brook St. on Sunday Morning, January 29, 2006.

I try to be helpful, but being awakened by gunshots seems to have scrambled my mind. I'm rarely at peak performance at 4 a.m., but I'm still disappointed in myself. Afterwards I discover that more shots were fired than I remember. Still, the 911 operator was as nice as she could be.

I find out about the girl who was shot afterwards. No one seems to have any information on her condition. She was with a male friend, but there's no information on him either. By the time I'm discussing her with a neighbor, she seems transparent, unreal, like a ghost.

The bloodstains on the porch were real enough. Apparently, Paramedics leave quite a mess when trying to save lives- gauze, tape, etc.. I did not know that before. I still kind of wish I didn't.

Was I "lucky" to have slept through a similair near-fatal stabbing the year before? It didn't draw me from my bed, but today I seem to have more important things to worry about than a good night's sleep.

Rumors fly fast and furious- I doubt the Truth even has her boots on yet. Still, both this most recent shooting and the stabbing last year allegedly targeted Female U of L students who were drinking at the Mag Bar. More ominously, rumor has it that neither of the the two victims was alone when attacked.

I'm conflicted about posting this next part- there are too many racists out there looking for something to pounce on, and too many sensitive folk who'll look to pounce on me. But here goes- according to rumor two young black men committed this robbery and attempted murder. (RUMOR. Grain of Salt, please- check out the lmpd mugshots for an idea of how diverse armed robbery can be.)

Disclaimer: Old Louisville is the most intergrated neighborhood in Kentucky. I'm posting about this because all of my neighbors deserve better than this, no matter what color they or the criminals are. The children buying Ice Cream down at Schillers (red and yellow, black and white) deserve to live in a safe neighborhood too.

I don't have any answers- I just have to get this out somehow. As always, if you have any information please contact the 4th Precinct. If you have any suggestions on how to make our community safer, please post them here.

Thank you.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Saturday, January 28, 2006
 
03:21 PM

See the New Louisville, Kentucky City Website @ http://www.louisvilleky.gov.


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Tuesday, January 24, 2006
 
11:30 AM

This website might help; go to http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/homicide/race.htm.


 
Posted by a Louisville resident
 
Jackie
 
sag_jackie@yahoo.com
 
Monday, January 16, 2006
 
11:41 AM

By the way, I just happened to find this website and probably wont be back, so please email your comments.


 
Posted by a Louisville resident
 
Jackie
 
sag_jackie@yahoo.com
 
Monday, January 16, 2006
 
11:38 AM

Hello everyone, hope everyone is having a happy new year. I have a problem I need help with. I can not stand to see ignorant people in the world, and unfornately my boyfriend's father is one of them. He is prejustice against (in his words) "a majority of the N*****). I do not agree with this statement in anyway, I do not judge a person before I meet them, so I am trying to prove him wrong. Yesterday we had a disscussion about an hour and half long about this. He claims that all but one of the murders last year were African American people, somehow I can not believe that. He also said 99% of the murders were solved, I proved that wrong to him this morning.

Now, I do not watch the news: because of that fact that they only focus on the negative: I need help finding out the murder rate of 2005 and how many of them were African American people. I can not seem to find anything on the news websites about this. I could also use anything that proves that most of the African American people are not bad. He also believes that all African American people are dumber than White people, thats why only white guys are serial killers ( now how stupid is that).


 
      
 
Susan
 
crgsgg55@gmail.com
 
Tuesday, January 10, 2006
 
10:59 AM

Your website has been such a blessing! My uncle who is 93 spent some of his best years in Louisville, back in the 30's and 40's. He has no photos of the city and I've been trying to find some for him to enjoy - so this website is a treasure trove I will happily share with him. Thanks so much for what you've presented!


 
Posted by an Old Louisville resident
 
 
 
Monday, January 09, 2006
 
04:22 PM

One day, we will all be united. http://www.neighborhoodlink.com.


 
Posted by a Louisville resident
 
Frank Johnson
 
asp1751@isd-media.com
 
Thursday, January 05, 2006
 
05:03 AM

Good service


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