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Old Louisville residents rush to remove downed trees for art show

The Saint James Court Art Show starts in just six days.  So it was urgent for people in Old Louisville to say good-bye to the debris left behind by this month's powerful windstorm.

"We want it to look the best it can for all the visitors that are going to be here," said Herb Fink, an Old Louisville resident.

At least a quarter of a million people will turn Central Park into a bustling art show that needs to impress.

"All of us take a lot of pride in the park.  We just know that it's a pretty daunting task, the debris that was left and the damage," said Madonna Wilson, an Old Louisville resident.

Metro Parks workers with help from residents of all sizes have brought the park a long way from just several days ago when massive trees lay flat, after losing the battle against the remnants of Hurricane Ike.

But the tree limbs are not going anywhere.  They're just turning into mulch for the park that children like to play in.

"The looks of the park means a lot to the neighborhood, so I think everybody is trying to pitch in to make it look the way it was," said Wilson.

Volunteer and parks workers also cleaned up Beargrass Creek Greenway at Irish Hill, Cherokee Park, and Shawnee Park.

At Central Park, the 52nd annual Saint James Court Art Show runs Friday through Sunday in Old Louisville.

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