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Judge Denies Request To Reopen Engine 7 Firehouse

A Jefferson circuit judge has denied a request from some residents of Old Louisville for an injunction to re-open the Engine Seven Firehouse on Sixth Street.Mayor Jerry Abramson ordered that the facility be closed this month to save money and help reduce the government's budget deficit.Nearby residents complained that shutting down the firehouse would compromise their safety, but Metro Government officials countered that several nearby stations would provide adequate protection.

Rick Howlett was midday host and the host of LPM's weekly talk show, "In Conversation." He was with LPM from 2001-2023 and held many different titles, including Morning Edition host, Assignment Editor and Interim News Director. He died in August 2023. Read a remembrance of Rick here.