District 9 eNews - Thursday, October 15, 2015

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Clifton’s First Annual Chili, Chocolates and Craft Brew

Clifton Chili

The Clifton Community Council stages the First Annual "Chili, Chocolates, and Craft Brew Fest" on Sunday, October 18th, from Noon to 6:00 p.m. on Frankfort Avenue between State and Williams Streets. Frankfort Avenue will be closed in the area beginning at 7:00 a.m. Enter the chili cook off – there will be two divisions (restaurant and individual) and they will be judged separately. More than 35 entrants are expected. Prizes from local breweries and businesses. Celebrity Judges, 5 Chili Categories (Best Booth, Crowd Favorite, Non-Traditional/Vegetarian, Professional, Individual).Trophies for Winners, Chocolate Tastings & Competition from local bakeries, confectioners and chocolatiers. Questions please contact co-chairs Brad Curry, council Special Events chair at 418-5362 or email brad@rededgelive.com or Mike Skelton at Hill Top Tavern, 415-6405 or im-skelton@hotmail.com  for all the information.

LMAS & KHS Host #VilleMegaAdopt this Weekend


Louisville Metro Animal Services (LMAS) and the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) are hosting the #VilleMegaAdopt this weekend, October 17 & 18. Both agencies will be waiving their adoption fees for all animals. There will still be a fee for licensing. Both KHS and LMAS are currently over capacity and need the animals to be adopted.

For more information, contact Leslie Hawk of LMAS at 502-709-0488 or visit https://louisvilleky.gov/news/villemegaadopt-megamatch-adoption-event.

FoodPort Harvest Festival - October 17

Food Port

Plan to attend the FoodPort Harvest Fest from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. This is a family-friendly, food-full event, celebrating the season and sharing the West Louisville FoodPort project with its West Louisville neighbors and city supporters.

There will be free food samples (and more for sale) from Louisville Vegan Kitchen, The Black Italian, The Weekly Juicery, Boss Hog BBQ, and Aspire Cafe. There will be hot apple cider, caramel apples, and Fall mums for sale, as well as cotton candy and snow cones, courtesy of New Breed Church. Meet, greet, and learn about the current projects of Louisville Grows, The Food Literacy Project and Truck Farm, Louisville Urban League, and future FoodPort tenant Jefferson County Cooperative Extension. DJ John Q will be there to spin the tunes, and Art & Activism will give spoken word performances through the event.

The Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft is providing a children’s art activity area, and there will be a pumpkin patch for kids to take home pumpkins (thank you Lucky’s Market Louisville!). Magnolia Photo Booth will be there from 3:30 – 6:30 to capture the fun of the day, and the FoodPort’s Workforce Development Workgroup will share early jobs information through an interactive Jobs Cafe on-site, courtesy of the city’s new free wifi.

This event is free and open to the public, and will take place adjacent to the FoodPort site on 30th Street, between W. Muhammad Ali Blvd and Cedar Street. The Festival takes place rain or shine! 

Register for the D9 Fall Community Cleanup


Join us on Saturday, October 24th for a cleanup in Bingham Park, on Coral Avenue. D9 volunteers should plan to meet at 8:30 a.m. for coffee and breakfast sandwiches, and the cleanup will officially begin at 9:00 a.m. We’ll supply bags, gloves, and t-shirts on a first-come, first-serve basis. We’ll work to clean up the park and surrounding areas and then spread out in the community. Contact our office at 574-1109 or email kyle.ethridge@louisvilleky.gov to sign up for our cleanup. Let’s have a big crowd making D9 a little cleaner!

Sustainability Story: 2015 Summit


The Louisville Sustainability Council (LSC) and Louisville Metro’s Office of Sustainability invite you to attend the second annual Sustainability Summit on November 5 and 6, 2015. An opening reception will be held on Thursday evening at Copper & Kings, 1121 East Washington Street, in Butchertown.  On Friday, the event will move to the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, 1701 West Muhammad Ali Blvd. 

The opening reception on Thursday, November 5, 2015, from 5:30 - 8:30pm will include welcome presentations, hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar and special entertainment.

On Friday, November 6, from 8:00am - 5:30pm, participants will attend plenary and breakout sessions focused on improving Louisville's air quality.   Tracks include: Buildings, Land Use & Transportation, Alternative Energy, Natural Systems and Community Engagement.  A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. 

Registration for the Sustainability Summit includes entrance to the Thursday evening and Friday events, as well as a one-year membership with the LSC. 

LSC Members - $35 ($50 after October 16, 2015) - Coupon required
General Admission - $50 ($75 after October 16, 2015)
Students - $25

Register online here:  http://louisvillesustainabilitycouncil.org/sustainability-summit/

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

Voting Site Changes for November 3 Election and Absentee Voting


Six precincts in District 9 are among twenty-five across Jefferson County which are being moved for the Nov. 3 general election, mostly for reasons related to deficiencies at the former precinct location in the May primary, such as not having enough parking or accessibility issues, county election officials have announced.  In some cases, the new locations are more centrally located within the precinct.

These D9 precincts are moving:

  • L-117 — From  Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center, 201 Reservoir Ave., to Clifton Center, 2117 Payne St.
  • L-136 and L-139 — From St. Mark's Episcopal, 2822 Frankfort Ave., to Field Elementary, 120 Sacred Heart Lane.
  • L-155 — From Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center, 201 Reservoir Ave., to Lincoln Elementary, 930 E. Main St.
  • M-137 and M-138 — From Field Elementary, 120 Sacred Heart Lane, to St. Mark's Episcopal, 2822 Frankfort Ave.

Everyone in Jefferson County can check voter registration status and find out his or her November 3 voting location here: http://ags2.lojic.org/WhereDoIVote/ .

Individuals who will be out of the county on Election Day may vote early at the Urban County Government Center , 810 Barret Avenue,  Monday through Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm, now through November 2,  and on Saturdays, October 24 and 31, from  9:00am-2:00pm.  More information about absentee voting is here: http://www.elections.jeffersoncountyclerk.org/absentee_voting.shtml.

Exercise your right to vote for Kentucky Governor, other constitutional officers and a vacant Jefferson District Court Judge position!

Notice of Planning & Design Public Meetings

For basic details for below case/s please visit http://www.louisvilleky.gov/PlanningDesign/Click on “Search Case Information” link on the left navigation bar.  Then select the “home” tab and select the type of case and enter the above case number.  For specific case information please call or email the listed case manager.  If you have any questions please contact Planning & Design directly at 574-6230.

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Louisville Reuse Day, Oct. 20, 2015

Good Garbage

Good Garbage, a center for creative reuse located at 2216 Frankfort Avenue in D9, is celebrating Mayor Greg Fisher’s proclamation of October 20, 2015 as “Louisville Reuse Day” and the week  as “Louisville Reuse Week”.

To celebrate, Good Garbage is premiering “REUSE! Because You Can’t Recycle the Planet,” a documentary by Alex Eaves, (trailer can be found at (www.reusedocumentary.com) on October 20, 2015 at 7:30 pm at Village 8 Theaters. There will be reuse organizations set up in the lobby prior to the film and the proclamation will be issued before the film is shown. Tickets are $11 https://www.tugg.com/events/50029. College students can get a discount on their tickets by contacting Good Garbage directly at lynn.goodgarbage@gmail.com, calling 502.654.7705 or coming by the store.

On October 21, Good Garbage, Reuse Institute (www.reuseinstitute.org) and Habitat ReStore are sponsoring a public Reuse Round Table Panel discussion at University of Louisville’s Ekstrom Library Chao Auditorium from 9am to 11:30am, in conjunction with the UofL Sustainability Fair happening 10-2. All reuse organizations and the public are invited to attend. There is no charge for this, but registration is suggested.

For more information, please direct questions to Lynn Quire, Executive Director, Good Garbage (502) 654.7705, email Lynn.GoodGarbage@gmail.com or visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1481515705490167

Meet with Bill – Wednesday, October 21

Meet with Bill

We are always happy to hear from constituents.  To make meeting with us in person more convenient, we’ll be holding office hours at various places around District 9.  On Wednesday, October 21, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., we’ll be at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 201 S. Peterson Avenue. Stop by with any questions or concerns.

HUD Grant Informational Meeting – October 21

HUD grant

The District 9 office and partners have been working with MSD and the Commonwealth of Kentucky to apply for the National Disaster Resilience Competition Award offered by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Commonwealth of Kentucky is submitting over $80 million in flood mitigation and related education projects and many of the Louisville-based initiatives are focused on Beargrass Creek. One project submission includes funds to fully construct the missing portion of the Beargrass Creek Trail between Waterfront Park and Cherokee Park.

Members of the public, especially persons of low-to-moderate income, are invited to review the draft application, prior to its submission through Wednesday, October 22, 2015. Written comments may be submitted to the Commonwealth (more information here). There will also be a public meeting in District 9 and all are welcome to attend:

Wednesday, October 21st at 5:30 PM
American Publishing House for the Blind, 4th Floor Meeting Room
1839 Frankfort Avenue

Click here to read a two-page fact sheet on Kentucky’s submission, and a link to the full draft application can be downloaded here

Brownsboro/Story Safety Meeting – October 22


Concerned neighbors and others are invited to a meeting on Thursday, October 22, to discuss traffic issues at the intersection of Brownsboro Road and Story Avenue in Butchertown.  Here are the details:

Date: Thursday, Oct. 22
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: Grace Immanuel United Church of Christ (1612 Story Ave.)

The intersection has been the scene of numerous hit-and-run accidents and other crashes over the years, including several recently.  The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC), which controls these state roads,  has made some changes to the signage in the area in recent weeks and plans additional changes after a repaving project. 

Representations of KYTC, Metro Public Works and the Louisville Metro Police Department will be in attendance to answer questions and hear suggestions.   

Neighborhood Meeting Notification – October 22

1741 Frankfort

You are invited to attend a neighborhood meeting to learn about a zoning change from R-5B to CR and a development plan for 1741 Frankfort Avenue, the old James Lees Memorial Presbyterian Church, that will be submitted to Planning & Design. This zoning change will allow office uses on the site with the future possibility of a coffee shop or similar small scale use. This is an informal meeting to provide you an opportunity to review the proposed plan and discuss the proposal with the owners and their representatives. 

The meeting will be held on Thursday, October 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Clifton Campus of Northeast Christian Church, 131 Vernon Avenue. Questions please contact Glenn Price at 589-5400.

The Courier-Journal recently published an article about this site. To read the full article please click here.

Street Closure Listings Online

street closures

Metro Public Works now lists all street closures online at http://louisvilleky.gov/government/public-works/services/road-and-street-closures. On the website there is an interactive map of the whole City with details about road closures. If you scroll down below the map you can view specific streets and a listing of closures by date. Bookmark the link on your browser so you can consult the map and list anytime.

ABC Notifications

ABC notifications

Attached please find a New Location memo and Courier Journal Legal advertisement for a Wholesaler's License being applied for, located at 1860 Mellwood Avenue  # 271, Louisville, KY. 40206.  The ad ran in The Courier Journal Friday, October 9, 2015.

Annual Great St. Matthews Pumpkin Caper


This event is sponsored by Troop 115 Boy Scouts of America, and will run October 17th-31st (or until the pumpkins run out!). The pumpkin sale is the major fundraiser for the troop for each calendar year.  Proceeds help the troop pay for operating expenses as well as help fund Scouts' fees for trips, uniforms, and other expenses.

The Pumpkin Caper will be held at Beargrass Christian Church, 4100 Shelbyville Rd.  Hours will be 4:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.  Beargrass Christian has sponsored Troop 115 continuously since 1943.  The Pumpkin Caper has been the troop's major fundraising effort since the 1980's. Credit cards will be accepted. 

Clifton Center Seeking Facility Maintenance Coordinator

Clifton Center

The Clifton Center, 2117 Payne Street, is seeking to fill an immediate position. The Facility Maintenance Coordinator serves a key role in the operations of the Clifton Center and performs a variety of duties that support the various users of the Center.   This position is responsible for the overall cleanliness and maintenance of the facility, as well as setting up for events.   This is a full-time year-round salaried position.

Interested candidates please send resume or job history to Ann Drury at Adrury@cliftoncenter.org or call (502)896-8480 ext: 302.

Mark your calendars for Junk Pick-up in District 9

Metro seal

It’s time to clean house and get ready for another junk collection for the 9th District Urban Services District (USD). You may begin setting out your junk Friday, November 6 in the afternoon. All junk must be set out by Monday, November 9 at 6:00 a.m. For collection guidelines please visit http://louisvilleky.gov/government/public-works/services/junk-and-bulk-trash-disposal. Sign up for junk set out reminders by email and text, click here!

FREE Mammogram Screenings in December


On Friday, December 11, from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm, the 9th District office, in partnership with U of L Hospital and the James Graham Brown Cancer Center, will offer FREE mammograms at the Clifton Center, 2117 Payne Street.  To make an appointment please contact my office at 574-1109.  Mammograms are for women age 40 and over. There is no cost to eligible women without insurance.  Women with insurance will need to bring their card so a claim may be filed. 

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.

Thursday, October 15: Carmichael’s Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, to host Susan Reigler and Michael Veach for a book signing and discussion of their new book, The Bourbon Tasting Notebook at 7:00 p.m. Questions, please call the store at 896-6950.

Thursday, October 15: Bourbons Bistro, 2255 Frankfort Avenue, to host Susan Reigler and Mike Veach at a book signing on their new collaborative book, The Bourbon Tasting Notebook at 7 p.m. Complimentary appetizers and a cash bar. To make your reservation, please call 894-8838 or visit www.bourbonsbistro.com.

Friday, October 16: The Louisville Free Public Library to host a Once Upon a Time Storybook Halloween Party from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Main Branch, 301 York Street. Enjoy after-hours for not-too-scary stories, games, activities, and performances for the whole family. This is a FREE event.

Saturday, October 17: FREE document shredding and electronic recycling event from 6:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Join BBB, WHAS, Shed-It, River City Metals Recycling and Kroger to shred your documents and recycle your electronics. You can bring up to 4 large boxes or bags of documents and you don’t even need to get out of your car. Instead of throwing electronic scrap in the trash you can drop it off! Event will be held in the Middletown Kroger parking lot, 12501 Shelbyville Road. For more information contact 800-388-2222 or email info@bbbkyin.org.

Saturday, October 17: Brightside will be holding a fall compost sale from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at the Outer Loop Recycling and Disposal Facility. Pre-bagged compost will sell for $2.50 per bag and a Bobcat scoop will be $35. Proceeds from the compost sale will benefit Brightside’s community education and beautification efforts. For the latest information, and a money saving coupon, visit http://www.brightsideinc.org or call 574-2613.

Saturday, October 17: Mayor’s Fall Hike and Outdoor Adventure from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Jefferson Memorial Forest. Featuring the Wilderness Louisville 5k at 9:00 a.m. For more information call 368-5404 or visit memorialforest.com.

Saturday, October 17: Beargrass Creek Fall Cleanup from 9:30 a.m. – Noon at Cherokee Park’s Big Rock. Help keep the creek clean. Everyone is welcome and supplies are provided. Dress for the weather and bring a refillable water bottle. For more information email tessa@kwalliance.org or visit http://www.beargrasscreek.org.

Saturday, October 17 – Saturday, October 31: The Great St. Matthews Pumpkin Caper, sponsored by Troop 115 Boy Scouts of America. The pumpkin sale is the major fundraiser for the troop for each calendar year.  Proceeds help the troop pay for operating expenses as well as help fund Scouts’ fees for trips, uniforms, and other expenses. The Pumpkin Caper will be held at Beargrass Christian Church, 4100 Shelbyville Rd.  Hours will be 4:30pm-9 pm Monday-Friday and 10am – 9pm Saturday and Sunday.  Beargrass Christian has sponsored Troop 115 continuously since 1943.  The Pumpkin Caper has been the troop’s major fundraising effort since the 1980’s. Credit cards accepted.

Saturday, October 17: Shine Music & Movement Studio to host The Body’s Way Foam Rolling Workshop with Shayne from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Clifton Center, 2117 Payne Street, 3rd Floor.  This workshop is geared to address issues in your upper back, neck, and shoulders and your lower back, hips, & legs, based on techniques that follow The Body’s Way. Soft foam rollers are provided for use for the workshops. Please bring a water bottle and wear comfortable clothes! Preregistration is appreciated. $20 in advance at shinelouisville.com or $25 dropin.

Sunday, October 18: Clifton’s First Annual “Chili, Chocolates, and Craft Brew Fest” from Noon – 7:00 p.m. on Frankfort Avenue between State and Williams Street. Enter the chili cook-off, two division, restaurants and individuals will be judged separately. Reserve your space by September 30.Contact co-chairs Brad Curry, council Special Events chair at 418-5362. brad@rededgelive.com or Mike Skelton at Hill Top Tavern, 415-6405,  im-skelton@hotmail.com for all the information.

Monday, October 19: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host Microsoft Excel 1 at 9:00 a.m. This class is an introduction to Microsoft Excel, a program used to create spreadsheets. Topics include entering data, simple formatting, and basic formulas. Call to register. Questions please call 574-1771.

Monday, October 19 – November 30: Have you ever wanted to try Tai Chi? Sign up for classes at UCHM, 150 S. State Street. The classes have a goal of nourishing your mind, body and spirit. Cost is $75 for a 6 week session. For more information please call 893-0346.

Tuesday, October 20: UCHM to host Margaret Schneider of Margaret’s Consignment and Collectibles from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. to share her incredible biography and to tap dance! UCHM is located at 150 S. State Street.

Tuesday, October 20: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host eBay for Sellers at 2:00 p.m. An introduction to the world of selling on eBay. Questions please call 574-1793.

Tuesday, October 20: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host movie discussion group at 2:30 p.m. Plan to discuss The Innocents. Questions please call 574-1771.

Wednesday, October 21: UCHM to host Listen & Learn with Dr. Jane Thibault to discuss A Way of Living in Later Life from Noon – 1:00 p.m. at 150 S. State Street. Light refreshments will be served and walk-ins are welcome!

Wednesday, October 21: “Meet with Bill” from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S Peterson Avenue. Questions please call 574-1109.

Wednesday, October 21: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host horror and science fiction lecture at 2:30 p.m. Join Joe Hoffert, an avid horror and science fiction film collector and enthusiast, for a discussion on literature and film. A collection of memorabilia will be on display. Questions please call 574-1771.

Wednesday, October 21: The Clifton Center, located at 2117 Payne Street, will host a concert by master saxophonist Dave Liebman at 7:30pm. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at www.cliftoncenter.org or at Carmichael’s Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue. Complimentary student tickets are available for this concert, made possible through the Heritage Passport program sponsored by Old National Bank and Strothman and Company. Visit http://www.cliftoncenter.org/passport for more information.

Thursday, October 22: UCHM, 150 S. State Street, to host Tracy A. Thomas, CSA, to discuss Medicare ABC’s from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Join for this FREE educational discussion and learn how to best prepare for turning 65.

Thursday, October 22: The World Affairs Council to host a discussion regarding America’s role in helping refugees at home and abroad from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at the University Club & Alumni Center, 200 E. Brandeis Avenue. The discussion features Assistant Secretary Anne Richard, US Department of State, Bureau for Population, Refugees and Migration. Cost for the presentation only is free for members or $20 for non-members. Cost for presentation and dinner is $30 for members and $50 for non-members. To register please click here.

Thursday, October 22: Crescent Hill Community Council FREE chili night out at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S. Peterson Avenue, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Please plan to come out and socialize with your neighbors.

Thursday, October 22: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host a movie discussion group at 6:30 p.m. Plan to discuss “They’re Heeerrre!” and your favorite horror films. Questions please call 574-1793.

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