Louisville Magazine

JUL 2019

Louisville Magazine is Louisville's city magazine, covering Louisville people, lifestyles, politics, sports, restaurants, entertainment and homes. Includes a monthly calendar of events.

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kyselectproperties.com stmatthewschamber.com 28 LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 7.19 I make a monthly trip home to visit my folks across the river in Sellersburg. To avoid paying tolls, I take the Sherman Minton Bridge, and on my way back almost a year ago I noticed something new adorning one of the bridge's huge concrete pillars. In bold black letters, with accents of turquoise and yellow: "Welcome to Louisville." Somebody had spray-painted these words on the wall just around the curve as you exit the bridge on I-64 East. The roughly four-by-four-foot greeting caught my attention not only because of its retro style but because it was in an incredibly dangerous area of the interstate. No shoulder along this small stretch of the road, no lighting at night. Every time I pass it, I commend the brave soul who risked being barreled over by a semi just to paint it. — Katie Molck A glint caught my eye this winter as I was sitting at a red light at the corner of Jackson and Jefferson streets, about to pass through the homeless camp growing beneath the overpass. On the northwest side of the intersection, metallic-silver letters spelled "DO GOOD." They acted like a mirror, shining on the concrete. The message seemed to be a pointed signal to reflect on the city's growing homelessness crisis. Left by a mystery messenger, it was a chance for introspection, comfort, regret. Since then, more shiny letters — "Everything has led to this" — have appeared nearby. On a cold and rainy morning in February, a half-dozen dump trucks and a bright-orange backhoe cleared out the homeless camp. "Do Good" disappeared. But beneath the concrete-colored paint, I still see the residue of the message each morning as I drive by. — Michelle Eigenheer "WELCOME TO LOUISVILLE" "DO GOOD"

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