I know a lot about the Louisville, Kentucky of today, and recently started a story set there. However, I ALSO started writing the back story of one of the characters, who was born in the late seventies/early eighties and grew up in Louisville in a poor, probably sketchy neighborhood, and preferably in one of those dinky shotgun houses that are all over Louisville (and pretty cute and gentrified now, though still relatively cheap to rent).
My problem is, I don't know enough about Louisville in the eighties and early nineties to say just where that neighborhood is. I know Germantown used to be pretty rough, and some people have told me that Bardstown Road and the waterfront were also not places you wanted to be after dark.
If anyone was living in Louisville from around 1985 to 1998, or knows anything that might help me out, I'd love to hear from you.
Thanks a bunch!