District 9 eNews - Thursday, August 13, 2015

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Paving in D9


Repaving work continues in District 9.  Next week and into the week of August 24, crews will be repaving Garden Drive from Lexington Road to Beals Branch Drive, Beals Branch Drive from Garden Drive to the dead end and Cherokee Gardens Road from Beals Branch Drive to Pee Wee Reese Road.

In the last few days, portions of Payne Street, South Ewing Avenue, Saunders Avenue and the alley behind Walgreens between South Ewing and Keats Avenue, all in Clifton, were repaved.  That followed paving on South Hite Avenue in Crescent Hill and Country Club Road, Lindsay Avenue, North Hite Avenue, Pryor Avenue and Drescher Bridge Avenue in Clifton Heights. 

Additional paving on Meridian near St. Matthews, more of North Hite in Clifton Heights, Mockingbird Valley Road, and other streets has been funded and will be scheduled in the future. 


Please be careful around the construction crews!   

Crime Prevention and Neighborhood Watch


Our last D 9 Community Conversation featured LMPD officers and concerns about crime in our neighborhoods.  I’ve heard similar concerns at neighborhood meetings in recent weeks.  Here are just a couple of tips from the meeting.   

First, many thefts from cars and homes are the result of unsecured and unattended property.  Lock your doors at home and in your car and don’t leave belongings in a place visible through your car windows.

Second, if you don’t have a Neighborhood Watch where you live, help prevent crime by organizing one.  Neighborhood Watch is a national program and is the most effective means available for keeping crime out of neighborhoods. It relies on the best crime fighting tool ever invented, a good neighbor. Fortunately, good neighbors are found everywhere. They live in houses, apartment buildings, urban and suburban areas. The greatest thing about Neighborhood Watch is that it encourages neighbors to get to know each other and it makes them aware of their surroundings. When unusual activity is detected,  neighbors will report it to the police so it can be investigated.  

LMPD will help you organize a Neighborhood Watch.  To request more information and / or start a Neighborhood Watch today, contact LMPD Community Relations Programs at (502) 574-7427 or email Renee Stigall.    More information is here:   http://louisvilleky.gov/government/police/services/neighborhood-watch .  If you live in St. Matthews, the St. Matthews Police Department has a variety of programs to help keep you safe.  More information is here:   http://www.stmatthewsky.gov/police/.

(If you have an issue you’d like to discuss, join us for our next Community Conversation on Wednesday, August 26, at 6:30 pm at Senior Care Experts, 145 Thierman Lane, in St. Matthews.  More information about that in next week’s eNews. )

Join Us at the D9 B2SBP


Please join us for the 16th Annual Back to School Block Party at the Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center, 201 Reservoir Park on Friday, September 11th from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Enjoy FREE Mellow Mushroom pizza, swimming, door prizes and family fun!  We need VOLUNTEERS to make this event successful. If you are interested in volunteering or if you have any questions please contact our office at 574-1109 or email kyle.ethridge@louisvilleky.gov.
Click here to view our flyer and see a list of sponsors for the event! Youth door prizes are still being accepted. If you are interested in making a donation please contact the office at 574-1109.


Sustainability Story: Fresh Vegetables

Sustainability Story

Schools are back in session but the growing season is just hitting its peak.  That means lots of offerings at District 9 farmers markets.  Stephen Yates, manager of the award-winning St. Matthews Farmers Market, says vegetables were a little slow coming in this year but things are going strong now.  Fresh corn, tomatoes from the vine, watermelons, cantaloupes and much more are abundant.

The market is located at Beargrass Christian Church, 4100 Shelbyville Road – at the corner of Browns Lane and Shelbyville Road – across from the “old Sears building.”  It runs every Saturday from 8:00 am to Noon through October 10.  The market boasts up to 70 vendors and is run to be a gathering for people in the community to come by and buy local produce but also to visit and be with friends and neighbors. You can get more information at the market’s website:  http://smfarmersmarket.com/.  

farmers market

Another great option for local produce is the two day a week market at the corner of Frankfort Avenue and South Peterson Avenue in the Crescent Hill United Methodist Church parking lot.  During this peak growing season, the Crescent Hill market is open from 7 am to about 11 am every Monday and Friday.  

Shopping and eating locally is a great sustainability practice and what better way to do that than to buy local food, direct from local suppliers.   See you at the markets!

We’d like to feature your sustainability story - a resident or business doing good things for the environment.  Riding the bus, bicycling, walking, gardening and more - our eNews will feature practices which can benefit all of us.  Send your story to Bill Hollander or Kyle Ethridge

Meagher Aquatic Center to Temporarily Close

Mary T Pool

The Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center, 201 Reservoir Avenue, will be closed Monday, August 31 through Tuesday, September 8 for annual maintenance and cleaning. During the closure period, Mary T. membership holders have the following options for alternate facilities:




For more information, call 502/897-9949.

More Shared Lane Markings Coming in St. Matthews

Shared Lane

Depending on weather and contractor scheduling, additional shared lane markings will begin appearing on some St. Matthews streets as part of the St. Matthews Phase 2 Neighborway project over the next couple of weeks. The markings serve to remind bicyclists and motorists to share the road, and indicate proper lane positioning for bikes. Eleven streets will be part of a "neighborway" system of low traffic volume streets optimized for bicycle travel.  The streets are here:

  • Bauer Ave from Frankfort Ave to Wilmington Ave
  • Wilmington Ave from Bauer Ave to Macon Ave
  • Macon Ave from Wilmington Ave to Hillsboro Rd
  • Hillsboro Rd from Macon to S Sherrin Ave
  • S Sherrin Ave from Hillsboro Rd to Alton Rd
  • Alton Rd from S Sherrin Ave to Monohan Dr
  • Monohan Dr from Alton Rd to Norbourne Blvd
  • Norbourne Blvd from Monohan Dr to Macon Ave
  • Meridian Ave from Willis Ave to Nanz Ave
  • Nanz Ave from Wiltshire Ave to S Sherrin Ave
  • S Sherrin Ave from Nanz Ave to Alton Rd













August is License Amnesty Month at LMAS

license pet

Jessica Montgomery, Director of Louisville Metro Animal Services (LMAS), has declared August as License Amnesty Month at LMAS. All late fees will be waived for this month. LMAS staff is now tracking licenses by zip code so they can determine which districts are in compliance with the city ordinances and where LMAS can provide resources to those in need. LMAS is over-capacity at the shelter, standing with over 400 animals to date. Animals without tags or other forms of owner identification may end up at LMAS. We need the citizens of Louisville to be responsible pet owners by vaccinating, microchiping, spay or neutering and licensing pets.

  1. August is Amnesty Month-all late fees will be waived.
  2. Proof of current rabies vaccination is required.
  3. Renewals can be done online or in person at Manslick or Newburg locations, by mail, or at select Jefferson county veterinary clinics.
  4. All dogs (altered or intact) MUST be licensed. Age or breed is irrelevant.
  5. All cats (altered or intact) MUST be licensedIndoor or outdoor!
  6. For those families with several animals, we offer a discount.
  7. Why? Besides being a city ordinance, this is the best way we have of reuniting owners with their pets. Animals that are found running loose with a tag or other forms of identification are given a free and safe ride home without going to the shelter. 


ABC Notifications

ABC notifications

Attached please find a New Location memo and Courier Journal Legal advertisement for a Quota Retail Liquor by the Package, NQ Retail Malt Beverage by the Package, and NQ4 Retail Malt Beverage by the Drink License(s) being applied for, located at 2622 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, KY. 40206.  The ad ran in The Courier Journal Friday, July 31, 2015.

Attached please find a Change in Ownership memo and Courier Journal Legal advertisement for an NQ2 Restaurant Retail Drink License being applied for, located at 104 Fairfax Avenue, Louisville, KY. 40207.  The ad ran in The Courier Journal Wednesday, July 22, 2015.


At the Italian Table is Open! Dinners and Cooking Classes Available

At the Italian Table

At the Italian Table, 2359 Frankfort Avenue, is open for business and they have been flooded with requests for dinners and cooking classes! To reserve your spot for a dinner or cooking class, please call 502-883-0211 or email: ginastipo@gmail.com

Summer Offerings:

Chef's Table Dinners 
Dinner at the Chef's Table for 10 - surrounded by lovely Italian antiques and décor, you'll dine on four courses of authentic Italian cuisine, prepared by Gina, which always includes fresh pasta or gnocchi and frequently includes special ingredients from Italy. Until the liquor license is approved, you're welcome to bring your own favorite bottle of Italian wine. The cost is $65-$85 per person, depending on the menu. Call Gina at 883-0211 or 321-412-2011 to reserve your space for a Thursday, Friday or Saturday. Dinner starts at 7 p.m.

At the Italian Table

Friday nights: seafood and fish!  
Italy has a long coast line and many of the best dishes are seafood and fish that come from the coastal towns. Join Gina every Friday night this summer for four course meals that are spectacular celebrations of everything from the sea! 

Cooking Classes 
Small, hands-on classes that will help you increase your skills and immerse you in the way Italians cook.  The classes are held every Tuesday night from 6:30-9:30 p.m., learn to cook three courses and then sit together at the old farm table to enjoy what was made.  The cost is $65 per person.

Election Officers Needed for November 3rd Election

Election Officers

The Jefferson County Clerk’s Office is gearing up for the 2015 General Election. They have 623 precincts with over 2,200 registered voters working as Election Officers on Election Day. Most of the Election Officers come back each year; however they are always in great need of registered voters to fill the roughly 300 openings they have each Election. If you have any questions please contact Luke Ash or James Young at 574-6073 or 574-6074. Click here for a flyer with additional information.

District 9 Calendar Events

Below are some Ninth District calendar events!  To view a full listing of events please visit the District 9 Blog at http://district9news.wordpress.com/.  If you would like to submit events to be considered for the blog calendar please email Kyle Ethridge or call 574-1109.

Saturday, August 15: Join Beargrass Creek Alliance and Olmsted Parks Conservancy in Seneca Park from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. to help remove invasive plants which are attacking native species and degrading our local ecosystems and habitats! Service groups as well as individual volunteers encouraged and welcome.  No experience or equipment necessary.  Please dress for the weather and bring a reuseable water bottle. Volunteers will meet near the designated parking areas near the intersection of Pee Wee Reese Road and Seneca Park Road. To sign up or for more information, email tessa@kwalliance.org.  To learn more about Beargrass Creek Alliance, join us on Facebook and visit: www.BeargrassCreek.org.

Saturday, August 15: The Alexander Hamilton Historical Society of Kentucky will host its monthly book review at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Matthews branch library, 3940 Grandview Avenue. The speaker is Bill Riley and the book is The Battle for New York: The City at the Heart of the American Revolution by Barnet Schecter. Questions please email ahhsky@gmail.com.

Saturday, August 15: The Spirit of ’45 Commemoration 70th Anniversary Canteen Dinner and Dance from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. at Vintage WarBirds Hangar 5, 2700 Gast Blvd, Bowman Field. Enjoy a full buffet and dancing to the music of The Don Krekel Orchestra and Ladies for Liberty. Cost is $45 per person. Reservations required, please call 387-4412.

Saturday, August 15: World’s Largest Disco Ball, Y’all Kick-off party with Tony and the Tan Lines at 9:00 p.m. at Headliners Music Hall, 1386 Lexington Road. Come dressed in your best Disco attire and compete in the Best Dressed and Dance-Off competitions! This is a fundraiser to build the World’s Largest Disco Ball. Check out the Facebook page by clicking here.

Sunday, August 16: Civil Air Patrol Louisville Composite Squadrons to honor WWII Veterans at 3:00 p.m. at Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, 4701 Brownsboro Rd. This is the 70th Anniversary of the ending of World War II.  August 16th is the National Wreath Laying day in honor of WWII veterans.  It starts in Guan and works its way across the country and ends in Hawaii.  Buglers Across America will be providing the playing of Taps for the ceremony. Wreath Laying in Honor of:  Sergeant John C. Squires (World War II), U.S. Army, Company A, 30th Infantry. Padiglione, Italy, April 23, 1944 (Section A, Grave 1359). This event is FREE and open to the public to attend.  For more information about the 70th Anniversary, http://www.spiritof45.org/.

Sunday, August 16: Join the City of Lyndon for Summer Nights at Romara Place – a FREE summer concert series from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Bands will be playing music from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Just bring a blanket and a picnic dinner and enjoy some great music. Please park at Lyndon City Hall, 515 Wood Road, and then catch a shuttle over the Romara Place. Motown Crackers are set to play in August.

Monday, August 17: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host Microsoft Powerpoint 1 at 9:00 a.m.  For more information please call 574-1771.

Tuesday, August 18: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host an introduction to online genealogy research at 2:00 p.m. For more information please call 574-1793.

Tuesday, August 18: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host movie discussion group regarding Duck Soup at 2:30 p.m.  For more information please call 574-1771.


Thursday, August 20: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host the Stories and Mysteries of Louisville’s Water Tower at 2:30 p.m.  For more information please call 574-1771.

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