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Councilwoman Butler announces rededication of neighborhood landmark

Friday April 6, 2007

Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
For More Information Contact:
Tony Hyatt: 574-4137/ 526-3622
For Immediate release:

For years, the American flag waved proudly at the median of Gagel, Manslick and Hazelwood. It quietly stood as a part of the neighborhood, a simple local landmark.

That is, until it was knocked down by an auto accident a few months ago.

On April 20th, an official rededication ceremony will allow the flag pole to again take its rightful place as a small part of District 15.

“There are many people who said after the accident, when is the flag pole going back up. I am happy to say very soon,” said Councilwoman Marianne Butler (D) 15.

Neighborhood Development Funds from Butler, Councilmen Rick Blackwell (D) 12 and Doug Hawkins (R) 25 helped secure the needed repairs. The flag pole is also the central point where District’s 15, 12 and 25 meet. Local businessman John Coffman, of Coffman Sporting Goods also helped with the project.

A formal rededication ceremony is set for 7:00pm on Friday, April 20th. Boy Scout Troop 262 and the Iroquois Hill VFW Post 6182 will conduct a special service for the flag and flag pole.

At the time of the accident, the landscape area around the base of the flag pole was being revitalized. A driver ran up into the median and simply knocked the flag pole down. Wilson’s Landscape will refurbish the area in the coming weeks.

For more information about the rededication call Councilwoman Marianne Butler’s office at 574-1115.

Marianne Butler (D) 15
Rick Blackwell (D) 12
Doug Hawkins (D) 25