© 2024 Louisville Public Media

Public Files:
89.3 WFPL · 90.5 WUOL-FM · 91.9 WFPK

For assistance accessing our public files, please contact info@lpm.org or call 502-814-6500
89.3 WFPL News | 90.5 WUOL Classical 91.9 WFPK Music | KyCIR Investigations
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
Stream: News Music Classical

Louisville Receives Stimulus Grant For Firehouse

Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson Wednesday announced another project made possible by the federal stimulus package--$3.3 million dollars will be used to build a new firehouse in the Beechmont neighborhood.The money will pay for all but $700 thousand dollars of the total cost to build and outfit the new station in south Louisville. The remaining funds will be generated by a bond issue next month.The federal funds are among billions of dollars that will only be made available through competitive grants. Abramson says he's waiting to hear about other awards."They've got a significant amount of money set aside," he says. "This is the first one we've applied for and this is the first one we've been successful with. We have several others pending and we're very excited about the ultimate outcome."The Beechmont firehouse is set to open by the end of next year. The current facility will be torn down during construction, but fire crews will remain in the area.

Can we count on your support?

Louisville Public Media depends on donations from members – generous people like you – for the majority of our funding. You can help make the next story possible with a donation of $10 or $20. We'll put your gift to work providing news and music for our diverse community.