Renaming road for King proposed

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Jeffersontown Mayor Clay Foreman has proposed renaming Blankenbaker Parkway for the Rev.
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Hunter Heeren

Henderson, KY

#1 Jan 24, 2007
Leave Blankenbaker Parkway alone!! If you must name a street after him, name a new one in an area that would best reflect the african american population. As a taxpayer I can find a multitude of benefitial projects to spend MY money on.

Since: Jul 07

AOL

#2 Aug 2, 2007
they need to quit with naming streets after this negro.....there are enough streets named after him

“Ave Satanas”

Since: Dec 06

Bratislava, Slovakia

#3 Aug 2, 2007
BigCity wrote:
they need to quit with naming streets after this negro.....there are enough streets named after him
I agree.
another Lou resident

AOL

#4 Aug 3, 2007
I agree also, wouldn't it be more appropiate to wait till his records are opened in 2027 to really find out what he stood for. They should be made puplic now if there is nothing to hide then I might be inclined to rename the whole state.
another Lou resident

AOL

#5 Aug 3, 2007
I typed too quickly I mistyped public
another Lou resident

AOL

#6 Aug 3, 2007
If money must be spent take the money that all the signs would cost, not to mention the other cost associted with this endeaver, and help someone like feeding the poor or health care for all
GOD

Pekin, IN

#8 Aug 16, 2007
LOL...Not in my backyard.....LOL
chew on this

Pleasant Prairie, WI

#9 Aug 16, 2007
King was not a bad man, in fact he was a good man. If Louisville wants to gripe about anyone who has too much attention and too much hype, how about a draft dodging, country fleeing coward like Ali?

Since: Jan 08

United States

#10 Jan 23, 2008
chew on this wrote:
King was not a bad man, in fact he was a good man. If Louisville wants to gripe about anyone who has too much attention and too much hype, how about a draft dodging, country fleeing coward like Ali?
king was not a louisville native
king was not the heavy weight chapion of the world from louisville
king was a good man with the civil right movement
but if they are to take away from the blankenbakers who are born and raised here then they dont need to do that just like the jefferson freeway being named gyen snider he is born and raised in louisville
if they are going to name a street after king then rename grape alley no one lives on that street and it short
or how about renaming ruckriegal parkway after king taking the names away from people who was born and raised in louisville or jeffersontown is disrespectful one road was renamed after a good man rev.coleman from the baptist church of jefferson town anyways king already has a street named after him downtown
NANCY

Auburn Hills, MI

#11 Jan 24, 2008
tiny238 wrote:
<quoted text>
king was not a louisville native
king was not the heavy weight chapion of the world from louisville
king was a good man with the civil right movement
but if they are to take away from the blankenbakers who are born and raised here then they dont need to do that just like the jefferson freeway being named gyen snider he is born and raised in louisville
if they are going to name a street after king then rename grape alley no one lives on that street and it short
or how about renaming ruckriegal parkway after king taking the names away from people who was born and raised in louisville or jeffersontown is disrespectful one road was renamed after a good man rev.coleman from the baptist church of jefferson town anyways king already has a street named after him downtown
...DONT FORGET A PART OF 1-65 WAS RENAMED MARTIN LUTHER KING ALSO TO MESS EVERYONE UP THATS OUT OF STATE COMING THRU
its me again

La Grange, KY

#12 Jan 25, 2008
oh forgod sake dont we have enuff damm roads named after this guy , he made a damm speach now everybody bow down and kiss his ass ,lets name it after someone who actually did something worthwhile .
dynamo hum

La Grange, KY

#13 Oct 5, 2008
this kind of political correct crap has to end ,this man has thousands of streets named after him all over the united states 'now their taking a historical family road name and thinking of naming it after him as well .
dont we already have 2 or 3 mlk streets already in louisville .
i think even mlk himself would say enough is enough if he were here . get off the mans nuts already
dynamo hum

La Grange, KY

#14 Oct 5, 2008
its me again wrote:
oh forgod sake dont we have enuff damm roads named after this guy , he made a damm speach now everybody bow down and kiss his ass ,lets name it after someone who actually did something worthwhile .
amen to that
Ben Franklin

Vienna, VA

#15 Oct 5, 2008
Would they have to change the road surface to something other than blacktop since that wouldnt be politically correct ?
dynamo hum

La Grange, KY

#16 Oct 5, 2008
Ben Franklin wrote:
Would they have to change the road surface to something other than blacktop since that wouldnt be politically correct ?
lol good point ' hell lets just go all out and name every street in the state MLK rd or blvd ect ' and to make sure nobody gets offended ,we'll call it kingtop instead of blacktop

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