Some Louisville businesses say they're negatively affected by the Derby

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The Kentucky Derby means big bucks for Louisville, but some minority business owners feel they've been put out to pasture.

Owners of fast food restaurants, bars and barber shops in a predominantly black area of downtown Louisville are upset. They say a police blockade keeps them from sharing in the estimated $200 million dollars expected to pour into the city over Derby weekend.

The blockade was put into place after a fatal shooting and rape occurred on Derby weekend in 2005.

The owners asked a judge to ban the blockade, but the judge ruled it will stand for now.


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