Louisville residents frustrated with airplane noise denied help from federal program

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by WHAS11

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Posted on July 23, 2012 at 11:52 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 24 at 7:10 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Low flying planes have always been a part of life in Louisville’s Schnitzelburg neighborhood but residents say it has gotten worse.

On Monday night some found out that they do not qualify for a federal program that insulates the homes of people who live in flight paths.

And those newer to the neighborhood claim they had no idea how bad the noise was until they spent their first night in their home.

And that's why a new plan on Monday came as such a shock and disappointment.  The Community Noise Council Forum unveiled another round of homes that qualify for the FAA Quieter Homes Project that pays up to $50,000 to insulate houses with a certain noise level. . 

But the people in this crowd fall short of the section in red with the required noise level, and were not lucky enough to be some of the few homes bordering that area that were included as well.

Volunteers on the board say the regulations are based on computer observed noise levels that must fit into FAA regulations, and they have no control over who is covered and who is not.

WHAS11’s Karma Dickerson has more this story, click on the video player above.

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