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Installation of surveillance cameras in Louisville delayed

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- There's a hold-up when it comes to cracking down on illegal dumping in Louisville.

In late October, Metro Council members told WDRB that it would take a month to put up 19 solar-powered cameras.

The cameras reach up to half a mile, pivot, and zero in on license plates.

There are currently two prototypes up, but there's been a delay getting the others in place.

"And we found out that when we put it up, and on days like today when it gets a little darker earlier, we needed a bigger solar battery on there, so we had to take the pixels down a little bit to accommodate a bigger battery," said Marianne Butler, Metro councilwoman for District 15.

Butler says she is hopeful that the changes have helped.

In late October the city impounded a truck when police caught a man illegally dumping.
They hope the new cameras will help catch more people.

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