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Council members join Southwest Dream Team for unveiling of second welcome banner on Dixie Highway

Tuesday May 24, 2011

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

Louisville Metro Council members join the Southwest Dream Team and local southwest business owners at a very special event on Wednesday, May 25th. The occasion: the unveiling of a second “Welcome to Southwest Louisville “banner on Dixie Highway. on Wednesday, May 25.

“We want everyone to know community pride is growing in Southwest Louisville,” says Councilman Rick Blackwell (D-12). “This new sign will welcome those from the Gene Snyder and people south and let them know we are growing and have much to offer.”

Blackwell will be joined by Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13), Bob Henderson (D-14) and David Yates (D-25) for the unveiling of the new sign located at the Michel Tire Company, 10601 Dixie Highway

“The Dream Team is moving forward with its efforts to show all of Metro Louisville that this area is just as vibrant and growing as any other,” says Yates. “This new sign, like the one located at Dixie and the Watterson Expressway highlights some great things about the community.”

In 2009, the Southwest Dream Team placed its first “Welcome to Southwest Louisville” banner on Jim Vincent’s Body Shop. This new sign at Michel Tire will highlight additional attractions in the area such as Mike Lining’s Restaurant, the Jefferson Memorial Forest, the Atlas Machine Company at Riverport and the Southwest Festival.

“The Dream Team has done a very good job of getting all of us involved in a strategy for solid economic growth and now they continue to showcase what we all know is a wonderful area to live in, “says Welch.

“We have many great things happening out here,” says Henderson. “I think if people will just come out and look they will find everything they need; shopping, food and recreation. The sign is just a way of letting people know we are a part of what makes Metro Louisville great.”

Blackwell, Welch and Henderson provide funding for the banner along with council members Judy Green (D-1) and Mary C. Woolridge (D-3)

The new sign will be officially unveiled at 12:00pm.

For more information and this project and all the other programs of the Southwest Dream Team go to

Rick Blackwell (D) 12
Vicki Aubrey Welch (D) 13
Bob Henderson (D) 14
Mary C. Woolridge (D) 3
Judith Green (D) 1
David Yates (D) 25