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Why Hikes Point Is So Hot

               

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ALL PHOTOS ON THIS PAGE BY JOHN RODGERS, COPYRIGHT 2015, 2016 2017,,PERMISSION NOT GRANTED TO COPY

 

In the above photo Hikes Point is on the right of Watterson Expressway and St. Matthews is on the left.  The road crossing Watterson Expressway to Hikes Point and St. Matthews is Breckenridge Lane.   These two communites share the same businesses, doctors, dentists, hospitals and restaurants because each is only 5 minutes away from the other.  John Rodgers, the Publisher of Hikes Point News refers to the Hikes Point Loop as the circle of roads that encirles both Hikes Point and the Dupont/Springs area.  
 
Start at the traffic light at the intersection of Taylorsville Road and Breckingridge Lane.  Drive down Breckenridge Lane and cross the Watterson Expressway and continue on Breckenridge Lane to Kresge Lane. Turn right on to Kresge Lane and follow Kresge Lane to Browns Lane and turn right onto Browns Lane.  Continue driving on Browns Lane until you arrive at Taylorsville Road, with the Goodwill Center on the corner.  Turn right from Browns Lane onto Taylorsville Road and continue until you reach the intersection of Taylorsville Road and Breckenridge Lane.  When you have traveled these roads as described, you have completed a drive on the Hikes Point Loop.

     

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(Click Photo To Enlarge)  This is an overview of a part of the Hikes Point Retail Hub. The photo was taken by John Rodgers, Publisher of Hikes Point News.

   

 
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(Click Photo To Enlarge)  This photo shows the cloverleaf ramps that connect Hikes Point and the Dupont/Springs area of St. Matthews.

   

 
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(Click Photo To Enlarge)  This is an overview of the Dupont/Springs area of St. Matthews

   

Click photo below for driving directions to Hikes Point.

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Why is John Rodgers called the "face of Hikes Point?"  Because his face is what most people remember after he visits their town and community.   John Rodgers has been promoting Hikes Point, and it's strong business district with a population of about 17,000 people, for 10 years.
 
35 percent of the population are 18 years to 44 years old.  47 percent of the population are ages 45 to 65 years old with 19% of that number being 65 years old or older.18 percent of the population are children and teenagers.
 
Hikes Point is 4 points above the national average of people who have a Master's degree (15%)  Hikes Point is 5 points above the national average with people who have a Bachelor's degree (24%)  80% of the population are caucasion white, 12 % are African American and 6% are Hispanic.  1% are Asian and 2% are two or more races. 
 
The median household income in Hikes Point Is $60,362.  85% of the people in Hikes Point own their home.  Together the businesses in Hikes Point earn several billion dollars each year.
 
Hikes Point is a 5 minute community.  A shopper can walk to almost any business in Hikes Point in 5 minutes.  If I am visiting Dairy Queen and remember I need to pick up my prescription at Kroger, Rite Aide or Walgreen, I can reach any of these destinations in 5 minutes.  Any product or service you want or need is only 5 minutes away when you live in Hikes Point.  If I live in Breckenridge Estates, Linclonshiire, or Broadmeade, I am only 5 minutes away from the McMahan Plaza Kroger Shopping Center.  It has over 20 different businesses that offer different products and services. Hikes Point has five different shopping centers withing 5 minutes of each other. 
 
Hikes Point has an abundance of "eat and run" restaurants.  You could take your family to dine at Frisch's and if other members of your family wanted to eat at a differnt place, they could walk down the sidewalk to Captain D's or go next door to Arby's.  Or, they could cross the street to eat at McDonalds, Lenny's Subs,  Papa Johns Pizza, Taco Bell or grab a sandwich and coffee at Starbucks.  Also they could visit KFC.  If you wanted to take your family to a place that serves a variety of foods, then if you where leaving the Dairy Queen you go next door to Golden Corral. 
 
After dining at the Golden Corral, your family may want to shop at TJ Max Home Goods, Clothes Mentor, Cato or the Party Mart Center,  Or, if you are looking for reusuable products, you might want to cross the street from Golden Corral and visit our modern and new Goodwill store. 
 
There are still many more shopping opportunities in Hikes Point.  Want a fish. a train, a workout, children's clothes, Plus size fashions, or a place to repair your Apple phone?  The best barbers, hairstylists and nail professionals are in Hikes Point.  All of these businesses and more are only a 5 minute walk away in HIkes Point. 
 
I want to invite anyone who lives away from Louisville to consider moving to Hikes Point becasue we feel it is the best neighborhood in Louisville, Hikes Point is safe, clean, prosperous, diverse and is only a 10 to 15 minute drive to any location in Louisville.  Louisville has everything and more.  It also has Hikes Point.  
 
Would you like more info about Hikes Point?  Email: news@hikespointnews.com or call 502-296-5688
 

           

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MEET JOHN RODGERS

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Scholastically, John was an under-performing high school student.  But, he excelled academically in college and was very popular with the other students.  He was voted President of his Freshman, Sophomore and Junior Classes.  He received the Who's Who in America award and was recognized as one of the Outstanding Young Men In America by the National Jaycees.  He sold Bibles door to door in the south and was the top salesman and sales recruiter for four consecutive summers.   But, as John says, "that is ancient history". 
 
Today John is a "social entrepreneur".  He believes capitalism works best when communities, towns and cites have programs, laws, training and culture that support, unify, nurture, empower and reward individuals who use positive human and divine values to build strong families in the communities where they reside
 
John is a retired minister from a mainline, protestant denomination.  He served 12 churches before retiring.  His first church, after graduating from Campbellsville University was in Raywick, KY.  He lived in Lebanon and he conducted his first funeral for Boseley Funeral Home.  As a college graduate in 1975 he was paid $2,500 a year salary and all the fried chicken, corn and vegetables he could eat that was grown on the Scotts farm in Marion County.  He played tennis at St Marys, had Sunday dinner at the Scotts and returned to the Scott farm on Monday each week to fill the gas tank of his 1973 Duster from the gas pump Mr Scott used for his farming implements. 
 
In 1980 John received his Master of Divinity degree from the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.  Most of the churches he served were located in Louisville, Kentucky.  One of his last churches was in the Highlands in Louisville, KY.  John loves people and  admires and draws strength from small business owners.   John says, "they have more guts, fight and get up and go than any group of people I have every known.  When small business people make up their minds to do something, they are unstoppable". 
 
John entered business ( on the side) as a young minister in order to help pay for his wife to attend the University of Louisville medical school.  She became a doctor and practices medicine in Brandenburg.  They parted ways as friends after 18 years of marriage and 2 wonderful daughters.  They now have 10 grandchildren.  John was married to his second wife for 22 years.  She died from cancer three years ago. 
 
John started his business career publishing art,  then added public speaking seminars and workshops for Fortune 500 companies like General Electric, AT&T, KY Farm Bureau, KY Lottery and many others.  He developed the largest weight loss company in KY with 10,000 clients and produced the #1 diet supplement in KY. (Most of John's weight loss clients were referred to him by physicians.) 
 
After he retired from business John worked for Kroger in the frozen food section earning $6.35 an hour.  He loved it but it was too confining for him.   After a year and a half he decided to start a new hobby... publishing Hikes Point News.  The mission of the magazine was to promote the Hikes Point community.  This was later expanded to promote the communities and towns in the 11 County Economic Development Area surrounding Louisville on both sides of the Ohio River. 
 
Now John is encouraging people all across Kentucky to become "Community Partners".  John says, "every action taken in a community does not have to be formal or official".  "I encourage small business owners, groups and individuals to band together and tackle the issues and concerns of their area.  Citizens do not always need the help of local, state or the federal government to fix their problems.  Local people are better equipped to know how to solve the challenges in their community.  When local people see themselves as "Community Partners", they realize they can get more things done partnering together with one another. The Community Partners Program builds stronger social entrepreneurs or people who are willing to take risks for their community."   

     

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John enjoying a cup of coffee at the Millionaire Coffee Club. (John is not a millionaire.)

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Jerry Green is one of America's greatest singers and performers.  His night club, Jerry Green and Friends is located in the Breckinridge Inn, in Hikes Point.  He is royalty and Hikes Point and Hikes Point News America  are proud to lay down the distinquished red carpet of success for him.

   

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DISTRICT 11 COUNCILMAN KEVIN KRAMMER

       

History of Hikes Point Mural Celebration Photos

The funds spent for this project were provided from the Hikes Point taxpayers via a fund District 11 Councilman Kevin Krammer controls and and also from Nicklies Development, who owns the property and building on which the mural is being painted. Councilman Krammer sought out the Center For Neighborhoods P.A.I.N.T. Program and was successful in winning their interest and cooperation.  Councilman Krammer seves Hikes Point with great skill and integrity.  As a community we should commend him for this great effort to put Hikes Point in the spotlight and help us all remmeber our history as we move forward into the future.  This is another great example which illustrates Councilman Krammer's committment to the families of Hikes Point.  The mural is a beautiful piece of art that will help residence and visitors identify Hikes Point as a beautiful area in our city. (More info and photos coming on a special page for this story.)

       

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LEAD ARTIST - LIZ RICHTER

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