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Kansas area, Kansas City, "Barriers Improve Noise Levels on Kansas Interstate, But Some Residents Don't Like the Walls" (Jun. 16, 1997). The Kansas City Star reports that one year after the Kansas Department of Transportation built the state's first noise barriers on Interstate 435 near Kansas City, many residents living near the Interstate say that noise levels are much improved. Other residents, however, believe the walls are ugly and not that effective.

Kansas City, "Kansas City Columnist Appeals to Youth to Enjoy Powerful Stereos but Respect Other People By Using Reasonable Volumes" (Sep. 9, 1999). The Kansas City Star prints a column that urges self-enforcement of reasonable volume levels on powerful car stereos. The author believes that stereos should be played at high volume: just not when others are around who will be bothered. He found several teenagers who believed that volumes should be turned down when people are around out of respect.

Kansas, Leavenworth County, "Proposal for Go-Carts Upsets Rural Kansas Residents" (Dec. 11, 1997). The Kansas City Star reports that the Leavenworth County Planning Commission and several county residents met last week to debate whether the county should grant a special-use permit for a go-cart track at Eisenhower Road and 20th Street Trafficway.

Kansas, Lee's Summit, "Amended Noise Ordinance in Lee's Summit, Kansas Should be Easier to Enforce" (Jan. 8, 1998). The Kansas City Star reports that Lee's Summit, Kansas has recently amended its noise ordinance to make it easier to enforce. The police department has begun using hand-held meters to measure noise so that a signed complaint is no longer necessary. The modified ordinance also clearly defines what a noise nuisance is by setting a decibel limit as measured from a property line next to the source of the noise.

Kansas, Lenexa, "Residents Annoyed by Gun Noise at Shooting Range in Lenexa, Kansas" (Apr. 5, 2000). The Kansas City Star reports that the Powder Creek Shooting Park in Lenexa, Kansas has been the focus of numerous complaints about gunfire noise. The shooting range is open on Tuesdays and all weekend long. Resident Scott Elsom has recently moved to Lenexa, and he and his family were immediately bothered by the noise.

Kansas, Olathe, "Effective Buffer Zones Between Commercial and Residential Areas Critical in Olathe, Kansas" (May 20, 1998). The Kansas City Star published an editorial about city officials response to problems plaguing Kansas' Olathe Station. It is the editor's opinion that stronger rules for development are needed to prevent future difficulties with noise and lighting between commercial and residential districts.

Kansas, Overland Park, "Community Development Committee in Overland Park, Kansas Approves Ordinance That Would Limit Hours for Home-based Auto Repairs" (Apr. 8, 1998). The Kansas City Star reports that Overland Park's Community Development Committee has approved an ordinance to restrict outdoor auto work from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. in an effort to curb neighborhood noise and frustrations.

Kansas, Overland Park, "City in Kansas Considers Setting Curfew on Home Car Repairs" (May 30, 1998). The Kansas City Star reports that City Councilors in Overland Park, Kansas will discuss implementing a curfew that would end home-based auto repairs at its Monday meeting. The proposed ordinance is intended to curb the noise, light, and fumes that come from late-night auto repairs.

Kansas, Overland Park, "Overland Park, Kansas City Council To Limit Volume on Car Stereos" (Dec. 11, 1999). The Kansas City Star reported that the Public Safety Committee of the Overland Park City Council directed the city's legal staff to find an ordinance that will limit the noise levels on car stereos in residential areas.

Kentucky area, Louisville, "Kentucky Neighbors Consider Airport's Relocation Subdivision Plan" (Dec. 10, 1997). The Courier Journal evaluates the Louisville, Kentucky's Regional Airport Authority's plan to build a new subdivision for people overwhelmed by airport noise. For people displaced by noise to get comparable homes, builders say they must get breaks on land costs or fees.

Kentucky area, Louisville, "Kentucky Resident Complains About Airport Noise" (Dec. 8, 1997). The Courier Journal printed the following letter to the editor concerning noise abatement at the Louisville, Kentucky airport:

Kentucky area, Louisville, "Relocation of Residential Neighborhoods Near Kentucky Airport Will Free Up Prime Land for Industry" (Nov. 17, 1997). The Courier-Journal reports that the communities of Minor Lane Heights and Edgewood, near the Louisville (Kentucky) International Airport, are in the heaviest noise zones surrounding the airport, and residents are expected to be moved to new neighborhoods in an airport buyout plan over the next several years. The article explores in detail the economic benefits that could result from using the land the neighborhoods now occupy for industrial and commercial airport-related development.

Kentucky area, Louisville, "Kentucky Residents Angry About Relocation Plan For Victims Of Airport Noise" (Dec. 3, 1997). The Courier-Journal reports that residents of the Cedar Creek area of Louisville, Kentucky angrily sounded off last night about a proposal to build a 450-home subdivision nearby for people now living in a handful of neighborhoods plagued by excessive airplane noise.

Kentucky area, Louisville, "Louisville Airport Officials Struggle to Relocate Residents Displaced by Noise from Airport Expansion" (Dec. 1, 1997). The Courier-Journal reports that officials from the Regional Airport Authority of Louisville (Kentucky) and Jefferson County are considering building 450 homes on a site in southern Jefferson County, on Cedar Creek Road, in order to relocate residents displaced by noise from Louisville International Airport's reconfigured runway project. Altogether, 1,650 households are eligible to move in Minor Lane Heights, South Park View, Edgewood, and nearby areas. Governor Paul Patton said recently he'd be willing to use $20 million of the state's surplus to help the people move. However, the article reports, many residents already see problems in the relocation process.

Kentucky area, Louisville, "Neighborhood Relocation Near Louisville Airport Leaves Residents Uncertain and Distrustful" (Dec. 1, 1997). The Courier-Journal reports that the Edgewood neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky has been designated a "relocation area" due to noise from the Louisville International Airport. As a result, the neighborhood is slowly being emptied, and the residents who are left wonder continually when they will leave and where they will go, the article says. The situation has left many residents uncertain, resigned, and distrustful, according to the article.

Kentucky, Bowling Green, "Fight is Shaping up Over Proposal for Airpark in Kentucky" (Jul. 27, 1998). The Courier-Journal reports that a battle is shaping up over a proposal to build a 3,000-acre airport and industrial-park complex outside Bowling Green, Kentucky, near Smiths Grove, a town of about 700. Today, the article says, a feasibility study compiled by HNTB Corp. will be released that will identify at least two proposed sites for an airpark. Meanwhile, a residents group has formed that opposes the airpark.

Kentucky, Covington, "Cincinnati - Northern Kentucky International Airport Board Affirms the Idea of Including a Ohioan as a Voting Member of the Board" (Aug. 14, 1998). The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that there is a possibility that an Ohioan could serve as a voting member on the Cincinnati - Northern Kentucky International Airport Board. According to the article the idea was resurrected Thursday and was given support from most of the elected officials attending a joint meeting of Ohio's Hamilton County commissioners and Kentucky's Kenton Fiscal Court commissioners.

Kentucky, Fort Knox, "Fort Knox Expansion Creates Concern About Noise and Wildlife Habitat Destruction" (Mar. 17, 2000). The Courier-Journal of Louisville, Kentucky reports that residents in the area of Fort Knox have noise and environmental concerns over an urban-warfare training facility that will be built by the Army. The project will involve much logging and disruption of wildlife habitat. The Army has agreed to conduct an environmental study. [Editor's Note: This story has already been addressed in another article. We are reporting here only on details that were not in the previous article.]

Kentucky, Fort Knox, "U.S. Army Plans Urban Training Center at Fort Knox; Plans to Study Environmental Impact" (Mar. 17, 2000). The Associated Press reports that a new military training ground planned for Fort Knox has many environmentalists concerned over the negative impact such a facility will have on the environment. The Army has stated that it will conduct an environmental impact study to assess the situation.

Kentucky, Hebron, "Cincinnati Airport Brings Jobs, But Not Without Noise and Land Costs in Boone County" (Mar. 16, 1998). The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Boone County, Kentucky, residents know the price for the prosperity brought by the Cincinnati - Northern Kentucky International Airport. Among the prices paid: jet aircraft noise, loss of land and homes, and now, the airport wants to close a section of road. Residents have objected to this last request.

Kentucky, Hebron, "Northern Kentucky International Airport Near Cincinnati to Test Noise Cancellation Technology" (Jul. 31, 1999). The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the Northern Kentucky International Airport near Cincinnati plans to test noise cancellation technology to help reduce airport noise. The new technology picks up sound from a microphone and uses a computer to create a negative copy of it; when the negative sound is played back, it cancels out the original sound. While indoor applications have existed for years, it's never been tested at an airport or in other outside situations. Testing the system indoors and out would cost about $450,000, with funds coming from an existing noise-abatement budget.

Kentucky, Louisville, "Kentucky Resident Complains About Noise From Trucks" (Jan. 1, 1998). The Courier-Journal describes one Kentucky residents struggle to stop noise from a truck terminal behind his home.

Kentucky, Louisville, "Kentucky Residents Halt Airport Relocation Plan" (Jan. 1, 1998). The Courier-Journal reports that an expected $20 million from the state to relocate neighbors of Louisville International Airport to the Cedar Creek area in southern Jefferson County is in jeopardy.

Kentucky, Louisville, "Kentucky Community Demands Deeper Look Into Airport Noise" (Dec. 9, 1997). The Courier Journal reports that Louisville, Kentucky Alderman Greg Handy said yesterday he hopes the Regional Airport Authority will do more than the minimum in helping residents affected by airport noise.

Kentucky, Louisville, "Airport Noise Expert Starts Work with Kentucky Airport" (Jun. 10, 1997). The Courier-Journal reports that an airport noise consultant has been hired to work on ways to reduce the impact of aircraft noise from the Louisville (Kentucky) International Airport, and residents got a chance to meet him yesterday.

Kentucky, Louisville, "Kentucky Airport Board Angers Town by Snubbing Engineer the Town Had Chosen to Help it Relocate Due to Jet Noise" (Nov. 20, 1997). The Courier-Journal reports that the Regional Airport Authority in Louisville, Kentucky has ignored the recommendation of leaders in Minor Lane Heights for an engineering firm to design a new site for residents to move to because of intolerable jet noise from the Louisville International Airport. Minor Lane Heights residents had worked with the firm the town recommended for two years to come up with an acceptable residential development design. In response to the airport authority's decision, leaders of Minor Lane Heights are threatening to move without the airport's assistance, or even to stay put. Leaders also said residents might consider selling their property directly to a private developer or commercial interest and selecting their own relocation site. Minor Lane Heights Mayor Fred Williams said he will get more input from his constituents, but he added, "It would tickle me to death for everybody to tell them to stick it."

Kentucky, Louisville, "Kentucky Community Seeks $20 Million From State For Relocation Of Residents Effected By Airport Noise" (Nov. 17, 1997). Business First-Louisville reports that the Jefferson County (Kentucky) Judge-Executive David Armstrong's chief wish from the 1998 General Assembly is approval of a $20 million bond issue to help speed up the relocation of residents in 1,600 homes near Louisville International Airport at Standiford Field.

Kentucky, Louisville, "Louisville Residents Rail Against Airport Authorities, Saying They're Fed Up with Noise" (Nov. 20, 1997). The Courier-Journal reports that about 50 residents attended a meeting sponsored by the Regional Airport Authority last night in Louisville, Kentucky to discuss noise from planes at the Louisville International Airport. The meeting was held to play a simulation of the jet noise level that residents can expect after the new West Runway opens December 1 at the airport. But the simulation provoked residents, who said the noise level is already much greater than the simulation, and they are fed up with it. Meanwhile, airport officials told residents that the areas many of them live in are not eligible for assistance from noise problems because they are outside the boundary considered to be too noisy for daily living.

Kentucky, Louisville, "Manager of Louisville Airport Opposes Input from Public, Columnist Believes" (Nov. 21, 1997). The Courier-Journal printed an editorial which argues that Robert Michael, the manager of the Louisville (Kentucky) International Airport, has badly misjudged two recent situations in which the public wanted input into the airport expansion project and were denied. A residents group asked for representation on the Regional Airport Authority board, and were opposed by Michael. And, after residents worked for two years with a design firm on relocating their community due to aircraft noise, the firm was passed over for other companies when it came time to do the work. The editorial says that Michael is in the wrong and has offended residents.

Kentucky, Louisville, "Louisville Airport Authority Considers Plan to Create New Housing Development for Residents Displaced by Noise" (Nov. 27, 1997). The Courier-Journal reports that the Regional Airport Authority of Louisville and Jefferson County (Kentucky) is considering purchasing 287 acres on Cedar Creek Road in order to build 450 homes for people displaced by noise from Louisville International Airport's reconfigured runways. Plans are to offer residents in 1,620 homes to option to move, the article says.

Kentucky, Louisville, "Louisville Airport Gets a New Runway" (Dec. 2, 1997). The Courier-Journal reports that the new West Runway at the Louisville (Kentucky) International Airport opened yesterday, joining the parallel East Runway that was completed in 1995. The new runway, which is the key feature of the airport's nearly completed $700 million expansion, will allow two planes to land or take off simultaneously, considerably boosting the airport's capacity. The new runway is expected to give UPS, the airport's largest user, the ability to expand.

Kentucky, Louisville, "New Runway at Louisville Airport Will Change Flight and Noise Patterns" (Oct. 23, 1997). The Courier-Journal reports that officials at the Louisville International Airport in Louisville, Kentucky will hold four neighborhood workshops to offer previews of the ways flight patterns and aircraft noise will change when the second new runway opens on December 1. Officials said the workshops will include examples of the ways in which jets will sound in the affected neighborhoods.

Kentucky, Louisville, "Kentucky Resident Voices Complaints About Airport Noise" (Feb. 13, 1998). The Courier-Journal published the following letter to the editor:

Kentucky, Louisville, "Relocation of Kentucky Neighborhood Near Louisville International Airport is Held Back" (Jan. 11, 1998). An article in the Courier-Journal reports that a plan to relocate a Louisville, Kentucky neighborhood affected by recent Lousiville International Airport expansion has been hampered by the unwillingness of nearby affluent communities to take the residents in. The article reports that the Jefferson County legislature has withheld support for a $20 million state allocation to finally move people out of Minor Lane Heights in Lousiville. It has done this in order to pressure the airport authority into dropping another relocation project, in which anybody displaced from any neighborhood by the airport expansion (such as Minor Lane Heights) could be moved to a new 450-home subdivision in the Cedar Creek area. Residents of the Cedar Creek area oppose the new subdivision.

Kentucky, Louisville, "Kentucky Residents Complain About Airport Noise" (Jul. 25, 1998). The Courier-Journal printed the following letters-to-the-editor from residents in Louisville, Kentucky, regarding noise from the airport:

Kentucky, Louisville, "Kentucky Newspaper Reader Asks Columnist to Get Rid of Loud Music in Neighborhood" (Jul. 27, 1998). The Courier-Journal printed a column in which a resident of Louisville, Kentucky wrote in to say that two garages in the neighborhood have become music halls for practicing bands. The resident asked the columnist to find out what can be done about the constant noise. The columnist responded by asking police officers to monitor the neighborhood, but police heard excessive noise on only one occasion. The columnist tells the reader to call the police when the music being played.

Kentucky, Louisville, "Airport Sound Monitors and Radar Systems Identify Noise and Keep Airlines Honest" (Jun. 22, 1998). The Courier-Journal of Louisville, Kentucky, reports an increasing number of airports are using sound monitors and radar systems to track the exact paths of arriving and departing airplanes. This information can be used to assist in noise abatement measures.

Kentucky, Louisville, "Columnist Criticizes Louisville International Airport's Noise Monitoring System" (Jun. 23, 1998). The Courier-Journal published a column by Bob Hill that contends officials in charge of the $700 million expansion of Kentucky's Louisville International Airport are deaf to noise pollution concerns of residents.

Kentucky, Louisville, "Louisville Airport Accused of Negligence in Monitoring Noise and Residents' Complaints" (Jun. 22, 1998). The Courier-Journal reports Louisville International Airport has done little to track the impact of noise from changes in runways and flight patterns that have occurred under the airport's $700 million expansion.

Kentucky, Louisville, "Kentucky Residents Worried About Noise From UPS Expansion at Airport" (Mar. 7, 1998). The Courier-Journal reports that residents living near the Louisville (Kentucky) International Airport are worried that making the airport a mega-hub for United Parcel Service will increase the already disturbing noise produced by aircraft. As Regional Airport Authority and Jefferson County officials revise the airport's noise-reduction plan, residents are preparing to voice their concerns.

Kentucky, Louisville, "Louisville Residents Fear Increased Noise with UPS Expansion at Airport" (Mar. 5, 1998). The Courier-Journal reports Louisville, Kentucky, residents who live near the airport or under the flight path, worry that the UPS expansion announced yesterday will mean more noise and other harmful effects.

Kentucky, Louisville, "Some U.S. Cities Have Noise Committees and Programs to Mitigate Aircraft Noise" (Mar. 7, 1998). The Courier-Journal reports that some U.S. cities that have airports close to heavily populated areas have established committees and programs to monitor and mitigate noise for neighbors. The article examines the measures that San Francisco, Minneapolis, and Memphis have undertaken, and discusses how the noise problems are similar to the airport noise issues in Louisville, Kentucky.

Kentucky, Louisville, "Residents Lose Sleep Due to New Runway in Louisville, Kentucky" (Apr. 1, 1998). The Courier-Journal reports a new west runway at Louisville International Airport, Kentucky, is having its effect on residents who are beginning to complain about increased noise and interrupted sleep.

Kentucky, Louisville, "Federal Aviation Administration, Louisville International Airport, Kentucky's Legislature, and the 450-Family Minor Lane Heights Community Work Together to Relocate the Entire City For Noise Mitigation Purposes" (Aug. 9, 1999). Aviation Week and Space Technology reports that the 450-family community of Minor Lane Heights, with help from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Kentucky's Legislature, and Louisville International Airport, will relocate their entire city for noise mitigation purposes. The efforts that led to this innovative approach to noise mitigation are detailed below.

Kentucky, Louisville, "Several Community Committees in Louisville, Kentucky Reported Their Suggestions For Noise Abatement at Louisville International Airport" (Dec. 8, 1999). The Courier-Journal reports that ten committees composed of airport administrators, customers residents near Kentucky's Louisville International Airport gave suggestions for noise-abatement alternatives at a recent hearing. The suggestions will be studied by a consultant over the next month. At that point, the consultant will present the practicality of the different suggestions. The ultimate goal is to send a final draft to the FAA in the fall.

Kentucky, Louisville, "First Results from Noise Study at Louisville Regional Airport Presented at Public Meeting; Public Upset with Seemingly Wandering Flight Paths and Data that Presents Noise Disturbances Too Coldly" (Jul. 30, 1999). The Courier-Journal reports that the Louisville Regional Airport Authority presented preliminary data from noise-monitors to its volunteer Noise Compatibility Study Group. Some residents said that increased disruption wasn't reflected because "A machine does not live and breathe (the noise)." Noise monitors were placed in 20 locations; at one particular monitor, noise passed a 60 decibel threshold 117 times, often passing the FAA's level of 65 which is considered undesirable. Residents also noted that the flight paths looked like "spaghetti", raising the question of whether enforcement of existing flight paths could solve much of the noise problem.

Kentucky, Louisville, "New Noise Ordinance to Be Proposed in Louisville, Kentucky After Local Tavern Receives Ten Citations" (Jul. 28, 1999). The Courier-Journal reports that continued complaints about Lousiville, Kentucky's Phoenix Hill Tavern, which has been warned and cited over ten times in the past year, has spurred interest in a new noise ordinance. The article reports that the new ordinance will restrict outdoor music, and revise the current ordinance's vague description of 'unnecessary noise' with measurable noise limits. The tavern owner supports the ordinance, noting that he has already spent substantial amounts of money on sound abatement.

Kentucky, Louisville, "Public Invited to Attend Volunteer Committee Meeting in Louisville, Kentucky to Discuss Ways to Reduce the Impact of Airport Noise" (Jun. 8, 1999). The Courier-Journal reports that a volunteer committees on airport noise -- sponsored by Louisville, Kentucky's regional airport authority -- is inviting the public to attend a meeting to discuss ways to reduce the noise's impact. The committees make up the Airport Noise Compatibility Study Group, which is working with the airport authority's consultants to recommend ways to measure and abate aircraft noise.

Kentucky, Louisville, "Noise Study at Louisville International Airport Makes Neighbors Key Participants" (Mar. 22, 1999). The Courier-Journal reports a new noise study at Kentucky's Louisville International Airport is aimed at soothing eardrums as well as hard feelings that linger from expansion there a decade ago.

Kentucky, Louisville, "Louisville, Kentucky Volunteer Committee on Aircraft Noise to Present Findings" (May 25, 1999). The Courier-Journal reports that volunteer committees studying aircraft noise, sponsored by the Regional Airport Authority, will present their findings. The committee intends to help Leigh Fisher Associates decide how to measure and deal with airport noise.

Kentucky, Louisville, "Noise Monitoring Procedures at Louisville, Kentucky's International Airport More Acceptable to Residents than Study Done Six Years Ago; Study Hopes to Give Insight Into Noise Abatement Strategies" (Jun. 3, 1999). The Courier-Journal reports that Leigh Fisher Associates has begun a noise study at Louisville, Kentucky's International Airport. The study utilizes noise monitors that record noise simultaneously at four locations for 24-hour periods; this time -- as opposed to a study six years ago -- monitor locations will be kept secret from Airport Authority officials, and a grassroots advisory committee has input into which 20 monitoring sites were selected. The consultants acknowledge that it would be hard for the authority to reroute planes away from noise monitors, but the secrecy has given residents more confidence in the study's eventual results. The results will be compared to a computer model, and the model will be adjusted if necessary.

Kentucky, Louisville, "Owensboro, Kentucky Begins Using New Noise Ordinance Against Loud Car Stereos" (Dec. 2, 1999). The Courier-Journal reports that Owensboro, Kentucky police have used the new local noise ordinance against 8 individuals with loud car stereos.

Kentucky, Louisville, "Public Meeting in Louisville, Kentucky to Share Strategies from Noise Committee; Report Will Go Next to Airport Authority, then to FAA" (Oct. 16, 1999). The Courier-Journal reports that new noise-reduction strategies have been developed for Louisville International Airport in Kentucky, and will go to the FAA for approval next fall. The article notes that the strategies are in response to a report, which included computer-model data and actual noise measurements. 3,600 homes are now considered to be in high-noise areas.

Kentucky, Louisville, "Tavern in Louisville, Kentucky Threatened with Fines Or Closing If Noise Ordinance Is Not Followed" (Nov. 2, 1999). The Courier-Journal reports that Phoenix Hill Tavern in Louisville, Kentucky will pay a fine or face license suspension for violating local noise regulations. Eight noise citations this year and many other noise complaints resulted in the fines, which will be $2,400. If the tavern gets no noise violations for a year, additional fines will not be levied.

Kentucky, Louisville, "Louisville, Kentucky Adopts New Noise Ordinance" (Sep. 17, 1999). The Courier-Journal reports that the Louisville, Kentucky Board of Aldermen adopted a tougher new noise ordinance that will carry $1,000 fines and 60-day jail terms. Violators will include those with loud dogs, car stereos, loud garbage collection, and loud bars. Police plan to buy several $600 noise meters to assist in enforcement.

Kentucky, Louisville, "New Ordinance and Enforcement Official in Louisville, Kentucky Can Impose $1000 Fines for Noise Measuring Over 45 Decibels On Neighboring Property" (Sep. 15, 1999). The Courier-Journal reports that a new noise ordinance in Louisville, Kentucky will forbid noises of over 45 decibels as measured from a neighboring property. Fines could reach $1000, and may be accompanied by a 60 day jail term. The ordinance was drafted in response to complaints about noise from loud music at nightclubs.

Kentucky, Louisville, "Louisville, Kentucky Columnist Applauds Aldermen for Strengthening the Noise Ordinance" (Sep. 8, 1999). The Courier-Journal reports that the Aldermen of Louisville, Kentucky plan to amend the local noise ordinance to be tougher on noise from bars and cars. The Aldermen responded to a proposed wet-dry vote in the area -- designed to shut down loud bars -- by proposing the amendment. They also plan to hire a noise inspector that will monitor noise around the area.

Kentucky, Louisville, "Kentucky Group Upset Over Vague Airport Noise Reduction Recommendations" (Jan. 14, 2000). The Courier-Journal reports that an airport consultant recommended existing and new technology be used to keep aircraft on track over less populated areas near Louisville International Airport. The article said the consultant upset and even angered some people at the public meeting because he rejected many of their recommendations.

Kentucky, Louisville, "Kentucky Town Discusses Airport Noise Reduction Strategies" (Jan. 11, 2000). The Courier-Journal printed a notice about the Regional Airport Authority's next Noise Compatibility Study Group meeting.

Kentucky, Louisville, "Louisville, Kentucky International Airport to Expand; Regional Airport Authority to Sponsor Public Forums" (Mar. 13, 2000). The Courier-Journal of Louisville, Kentucky, reports that Louisville International Airport will be undergoing major development in the coming years, and airport officials want the public to be involved in studying the airport's Master Plan and giving officials input on the plan.

Kentucky, Louisville, "Louisville, Kentucky Residents Encouraged to Attend Public Meetings About Airport's Future" (Mar. 14, 2000). The Louisville, Kentucky Courier-Journal printed an editorial about Louisville International Airport, in which the editor encourages readers to get involved with helping to plan for the airport's future by attending a series of meetings that will address public concerns. The editor believes it is the reader's duty to get involved in the process before complaining about airport improvements.

Kentucky, Louisville, "Telephone Headset Recommendations" (Mar. 30, 2000). The Louisville Courier-Journal in Kentucky reports on telephone headsets that allow for completely hands-free conversation. Different models are recommended.

Kentucky, Lousiville, "State Representative Jim Wayne Speaks at Airport Neighbor's Association meeting in Louisville, Kentucky" (Jan. 11, 1998). An article in the Courier-Journal reported that Rep. Jim Wayne attended a recent meeting of the Airport Neighbors' Alliance in Louisville, Kentucky. The article reported that Wayne was one of about 50 people at the alliance's monthly meeting held at St. Rose School. At the meeting, people were urged to go to Frankfort, Kentucky this week to support a bill that would add a citizen advocate to the airport board. The meeting also included information about Kentucky's relocation plan for people who live close to Louisville International Airport. This plan has recently come under fire. The Quiet Communities Act was also discussed.

Kentucky, Minor Lane Heights, "Kentucky Residents Angry at Airport's Plan to Relocate Housing Development Due to Noise" (Nov. 27, 1997). The Courier-Journal reports that a "truth rally" was held in Minor Lane Heights, Kentucky last Monday to discuss the frustration residents are experiencing with officials at the Louisville International Airport over plans to relocate more than 1,000 homes because of excessive airport noise. The meeting was attended by a crowd of about 500 people, the article says. This month, airport officials proposed building a relocation housing development, but residents still aren't all happy, according to the article.

Kentucky, Minor Lane Heights, "Kentucky Residents Unload their Anger at a "Truth Rally" on Airport Relocation Project" (Nov. 25, 1997). The Courier-Journal reports that about 500 residents of Minor Lane Heights, Kentucky gathered last night at a "truth rally" to discuss the relocation project for residents in the flight path of jets from the Louisville International Airport. Officials told residents about plans to relocate residents a 287-acre subdivision on Cedar Creek Road. The residents accused officials from the Regional Airport Authority and Jefferson County of ignoring their input and dismissing their needs.

Kentucky, Minor Lane Heights, "Louisville Airport Officials Face Criticism for Not Working With Residents on Relocation Project" (Nov. 26, 1997). The Courier-Journal reports that Dave Armstrong, a Jefferson County (Kentucky) Judge-Executive, has written a strongly worded letter to officials at the Louisville International Airport criticizing them for angering residents of Minor Lane Heights over plans to relocate residents under the airport's flight paths. Armstrong said the engineer that residents have already worked with should be included in designing a new development for displaced homeowners. Armstrong's letter comes after Minor Lane Heights officials were angered last week after the Regional Airport Authority ignored their recommendation to hire Design Engineering for the preliminary work on the town or subdivision where residents may be relocated. Meanwhile, Monday night, 500 residents attended a "truth rally" where the railed against airport and county officials.

Kentucky, Minor Lane Heights, "Entire Kentucky Town Relocated in Unique Airport Noise Buyout" (Apr. 9, 1999). The New York Times reports a Kentucky town near the Louisville International Airport agreed to an airport buy-out only if the entire town could be moved together. FAA officials consented to the request, the first of its kind in the United States.

Kentucky, Minor Lane Heights, "Entire Kentucky Town Relocates to Escape Airport Noise" (Apr. 9, 1999). The New York Times reports in the wake of a relocation effort by the Louisville International Airport, a Kentucky town has made a demand so unusual that that Federal Aviation Administration officials now say it could be a model for other communities.

Kentucky, Okolona, "Road Extension in Kentucky Town Leaves Some Residents Unhappy" (Oct. 22, 1997). The Courier-Journal reports that about 70 people went to the Okolona, Kentucky fire station last week to examine the final design plan for the road extension to Jefferson Boulevard. Although there was widespread opposition to the extension earlier, many residents seem to have accepted the plan, the article says. However, some residents still oppose the extension. Meanwhile, officials from the Jefferson County Public Works Department said hearings will be held to explore the types of noise barriers that could be erected between the road extension and the residential areas.

Kentucky, Radcliff, "Army Wants Residential Development Restricted Around Fort Knox Due to Potential Noise Complaints" (May 4, 1997). The Courier-Journal reports that army officials are worried that the Fort Knox army base could be threatened due to increases in noise complaints if landowners are allowed to build homes near the base in Radcliff, Kentucky. Army officials want a noise buffer zone to surround the base. Meanwhile, in a lawsuit to be heard May 12 at the Hardin fiscal court, homeowner Dale Irwin is expected to win permission from the court to build a home near the base.

Kentucky, Shivley, "Kentucky Residents Told Cost Too High for Noise Wall Along I-264" (Apr. 23, 1998). The Courier-Journal of Louisville, Kentucky, published the following question and answer in its News Fact Finder column, a service to readers who have questions about public works projects. Residents John and Irene Pircock of Shively asked about erecting noise barriers on Kentucky's Interstate 264:

Kentucky, St. Matthews, "Kentucky Residents Seek Noise Barrier at New Interchange; City Council Joins Effort" (May 20, 1998). The Courier-Journal reports the St. Matthews City Council last week joined residents in an effort to persuade the state to add noise barriers to a new interchange at Westport Road and the Watterson Expressway.

Kentucky, St. Matthews, "Kentucky Residents Request Noise Barrier along New Interchange" (May 3, 1998). The Courier-Journal reports St. Matthews residents whose homes border a planned interchange along Kentucky's Interstate 264 have requested the state erect a concrete noise barrier.

Kentucky, St. Matthews, "Third Noise Study Rejects Noise Barriers for NJ Town" (Feb. 3, 1999). The Courier-Journal reports a third noise study of the Westport Road area where a Watterson Expressway interchange is planned in St. Matthews, Kentucky, has again concluded that concrete noise barriers are not warranted - despite residents' pleas.

Kentucky, Utica, "Kentucky Environmental Group Fights River Barge Company Over Noise and Growth" (Mar. 25, 2000). The Courier-Journal reported that a Louisville company wants to build a barge-unloading site in the Indiana bank of the Ohio River, but environmental group River Fields objects because noise from unloading barges threaten the historic district on the Kentucky side, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Kenya, Nairobi, "Kenyan Disco Noise Leads to Violence" (Jan. 16, 2000). According to an article from the Agence France Presse, the husband of Princess Caroline of Monaco, and some of his friends beat the owner of disco and hotel, who is now in intensive care because of loud music.

Korea, "Company Develops Quieter System to Cool Computer Systems, Making Noise Virtually Undetectable" (Aug. 30, 1999). The Korea Times reports that Major Research and Development has produced an anti-noise system for computers that reduces a typical noise level of 30 decibels to a nearly undetectable 20.

Korea, "Noise from Future High-Speed Rail Link in Korea Must Stay Under 68 Decibels, Although Sound Walls Will Be Lower Than Expected to Allow a Better View" (Dec. 6, 1999). The Korea Herald reports that the Ministry of Construction and Transportation in Korea agreed to a 68-decibel noise limit for a new high speed rail link. Noise walls will be erected along 14% of the rail line; some walls will be 2.6 meters high, but others will be less than two meters high to allow for a better view.

Ky., Louisville, "Neighbors Will Remain Neighbors as Louisville, Kentucky Suburb is Relocated" (Apr. 25, 1999). The Chicago Tribune reports that residents of Minor Lane Heights, Kentucky may have to leave their homes behind because of airport expansion, but they will be keeping their neighbors.

Kyodo, TOKYO, "Noise Limits for Automobiles May Have Little Effect" (Apr. 24, 1997). The Japan Economic Newswire reports that limitations proposed by the Environment Agency to impose decibel limits on cars may have little noticeable impact on noise levels.

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