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Dec 9, 2015 at 12:43 pm
Your Voice

On “No Man’s Land: The neighborhood Louisville forgets 364 days a year”

This neighborhood wasn’t like this 20 years ago. Demolition of Iroquois Homes has caused some negative changes. There’s a beautiful garden where it once stood; however, the crime within the housing projects was then transferred into the community.

—Charity Radcliffe, Dec. 2

On “No Man’s Land: The neighborhood Louisville forgets 364 days a year”

@leoweekly Maybe the city can give the whole area the “Economy Inn” treatment. —Wake Purple @WakePurple

On “No Man’s Land: The neighborhood Louisville  forgets 364 days a year”

This and the environmental justice in West Louisville cover story last week were vintage LEO. —Fruitopia Hoarder @geoffglaab

On “A grandiose feast of heroin”

@Crutnacker @jaymills @leoweekly

Alcohol/drug addiction disease obviosity: The easier it is to use, the harder it is to get into recovery.

—John Boel @JohnBoelWAVE3

on “A grandiose feast of heroin”

I agree! That story was everything that’s wrong with journalism. Shock, disgust and anger make for good ratings but lousy public information. My brother was a heroin addict that got clean only to die of Hepatitis. [Those] ”taxpayer funded needles” might have saved his life and the money to treat his illness. This report was was biased, because the reporter dislikes the program or, just as likely, because it’s easier to pull off this kind of gotcha reality-show spectacle than gather and disseminate honest, helpful information. We need more journalists and fewer hacks.

—Rodney Barnes, Dec. 5

on “No Man’s Land: The neighborhood Louisville forgets 364 days a year”

Churchill also destroyed much of the income by bulldozing all the houses on Central, for wide, wide nothing. People hung out and made money parking cars for Derby ... and then there was the Central Avenue Derby party, also washed away when the Downs traded history for casino like appearances. Oakdale is actually a National Register District! I was over there today, really down at the mouth. And ignored. What a connective piece this area could be to Southern Louisville ... but once again making traffic flow to arenas and way off the street suburban style shopping centers has dominated. People scale is pretty lost here. And zero green or trees. —From Debra Richards Harlan, Dec. 2

on “No Man’s Land: The neighborhood Louisville forgets 364 days a year”

I live at the Heywood house. I am writing in response to an article in your paper on Wednesday, 12/2/2015. You called it ‘No Man’s Land.’ There was a lot of talk regarding improvement in the area. The idea of UofL buying up the property was addressed. That would bring a welcome change. And I would be glad for the landlords in this area because that would be a big payday for them. However, that kind of thing would also serve to put some of us out (to the curb). Personally, I can’t afford that. And I know of others who would suffer as well. I accept that not everyone can win in every situation. I just hope it’s worth it.

—Eddie Rainbolt, Dec. 7