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Louisville, Kentucky is a former featured article. Please see the links under Article milestones below for its original nomination page (for older articles, check the nomination archive) and why it was removed.
This article appeared on Wikipedia's Main Page as Today's featured article on October 1, 2005.
Article milestones
July 30, 2005Featured article candidatePromoted
September 4, 2009Featured article reviewDemoted
Current status: Former featured article
edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Louisville, Kentucky:

  • Top Priority: Fix all tagged issues.
  • Compact article by moving content into existing sub-articles and creating new sub-articles, and also by removing any fluff
  • Expand geography discussion (put deep details in Geography of Louisville, Kentucky):
    • Talking about some of the suburbs would be nice. Many interesting, populous suburbs: Shively, Pleasure Ridge Park, Valley Station, Fairdale, Fern Creek, Jeffersontown, St. Matthews, Prospect, Anchorage, etc.
    • Talk about the city's urban neighborhoods and their contribution to the city's development and current culture. (can also be discussed in Louisville neighborhoods)
    • Discuss the city's flora and fauna.
  • Expand culture discussion:
  • Expand economy discussion (put deep details in Economy of Louisville, Kentucky):
    • Would like to read about the rapid growth in East Louisville/Oldham County.
    • The jobs that are pouring into Bullitt County because of the expansion of the airport and Worldport.
    • Cover the rapidly growing health care industry more extensively.
    • Cover the city's contribution to the state's economy, and how much the city gets back from its state revenue contributions.
  • List Louisville's firsts and special achievements in one spot, perhaps a sub-article. One resource for this: [1]
  • Cover public libraries and other educational aspects beyond schools in the Education section
  • Expand "Crime and public safety" section
  • Cover bikeways and other cycling infrastructure in the Transportation section. The current Bikeways content in Transportation in Louisville, Kentucky also should be rewritten as it currently reads like a brochure. Once that is shaped up, some of its content could go here.
  • Cover rankings of the city in various lists.
  • Discuss Louisville Public Media in the Media section. Aspects of public radio in Louisville may be especially notable.
  • Bring back discussion of pronunciation via an "Etymology and pronunciations" section, fully referenced, of course. Link to this section from the lead rather than showing pronunciations there, which looks rather clunky.
  • Include more discussion on significant community organizations.
  • Cover a bit of the dispute over the city's population rank, based on the "balance" rather than the consolidated total.

Here area a list of source I found useful while editing the page:




- Book: The Encyclopedia of Louisville

- The Courier Journal and news channels like WHAS and WAVE3 Bluesyre28 (talk) 22:17, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

Editors willing to help others on this article (sources, questions, etc.)Edit

Jefferson County map and the Urban Services DistrictEdit

Recently a map of Jefferson County was added that presented an unclear and incorrect overview to many readers. The map seemingly makes it appear that Louisville continues to maintain its pre-merger boundaries rather than what it is today, the whole county. The image itself purports to show the balance, yet it doesn't, as the balance is supposed to include all the previously unincorporated areas. Also, there is the consideration of what makes up the "Urban Services District", which is about the same as the original city limits. If we had a correct balance image, it could go into the balance article. Likewise, if we had one for the USD, it could go into Government of Louisville, Kentucky, as its an aspect of Louisville governance. But for this article, it's about Louisville Metro, and that is the entirety of Jefferson County. Am I missing something? Stevie is the man! TalkWork 14:45, 5 September 2017 (UTC)

Hi Stevie, and I’ve noticed what you are discussing. On the map they’ve only highlighted the old unincorporated, and not the USD. Thus it would of been logical to highlight both. But then again none of the other incorporated cities such as Shively, St. Matthews, Lyndon, and so on, should be highlighted, because as you know Louisville is not fully consolidated with Jefferson County, especially since there are other incorporated cities in the county. And I must say when the merger took place in 2003, there really wasn’t any big changes. All the merger really did was annex all the unincorporated into the city, but at the same time they changed the name of the old city AKA City of Louisville to the Urban Services District. And what many people don’t know is that you actually still pay taxes as if you are paying the old city or old county. For example if you live in the USD, then you would pay USD taxes, but if you live outside the USD, then you don’t pay them. The USD taxes are basically the taxes for the old city. And the old county government does still exist, albeit for judicial purposes, especially since you still have the County Clerk and County Sheriff, which are thus officials for old county, and not at all for the consolidated government of Louisville and Jefferson County. Any questions or comments hit me up. Heegoop, 16:53, 13 April 2018 (UTC)

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