Louisville is an excellent place to live! UPS here in Louisville offers excellent career opportunities and pretty much unlimited advancement. Two thumbs up for sure...
Just got back from visiting my father-in-law. We have had ties to SDF since '77. My father-in-law used to be buddies with Vern Cormie who was the President of UPS Airline. (I was constantly getting info from him about the airport)
I have made some visits and have compared the cost of living to the west coast where I live and find it MUCH more than reasonable. (Housing, resturants, etc.) The people at the resturants are polite and respectful. I was pleasently surprised on this last trip
The traffic isn't bad either (of course - I am from gridlock city on the west coast)!
You get 4 seasons but the seasons are milder than other parts of the country. Also UPS has a great reputation. We are one of the largest employers in SDF. Job opportunities are abundant - especially at Worldport.
I used to work at the West Coast Regional Air Hub and many people moved up the ranks at SDF and move on to higher positions at the other Regional Air Hubs.
As far as transferring....If you can show you are registered for classes at a local college you may get preference....get with your HR department go to the manager if necessary to get answers.
I could live there if they had red rocks....unfortunately they don't. (But they do have Louisville Slugger and the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green and a nice deli "McAllisters" on Hearstborne Ln that does serve great kosher pickles