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The proposed Interstate 65-71 Regional Connector bypassing Louisville is considering several routes that would cut directly across Bernheim. These routes may affect Highway 245 in Clermont or connect at the new interchange on I-65 and cross the Cedar Grove Wildlife Corridor. These tracts are subject to conservation easements and deed restrictions prohibiting destruction of natural features and granting of easements for non-conservation purposes such as highways. The Interstate 65-71 Regional Connector is a project that would begin in Bullitt County and cut across significant forests, streams, farmlands, and communities throughout the Salt River watershed. Alternative solutions and routes are possible which utilize existing roadways. These alternate routes provide less disturbance to natural lands, carry more traffic, cost half as much, and have the greatest safety impact based on the results of the highway study that is currently underway.
Bernheim Forest is a beautiful resource that should be maintained and protected. I am convinced that certain interests will never be satiated until every bit of land conserved and set aside for our natural world are opened to commercial exploitation and eventual destruction. This cannot be allowed to happen. Leave Bernheim Forest alone!
Born and raised in Louisville, KY my family enjoyed many outings here. Visiting today with my own children and grandchildren I recounted family memories of my childhood. I stand firm in support of protecting this treasure for generations to come.
Help save the forest! Came all the way from SC to see the giants!
Save the Forest!!!