Heat does not deter West Louisville vacant lot volunteers | News
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Not even triple digit temperatures could prevent a few volunteers from mowing, weed eating and trimming neglected West Louisville properties.
Several companies collaborated Saturday morning as crews trimmed and mowed vacant properties. More than 150 lots in District One are listed as problem areas, according to Codes and Regulation.
Neighbors noticed their efforts and thanked them for their time. "It's quite a problem. The cutting is so far, few and in between," Hezzy Jewell said. "We certainly appreciate the beautification. There is a need to mow these lawns and these empty lots because the growth is overwhelming and it's dangerous for children in the area."
Some of the properties volunteers tackled have been on the city's worst property list for more than 10 years, according to metro leaders.
The "Cut it Out!" program is a movement organized by city leaders, including Councilwoman Attica Scott.
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