District 9 eNews - Thursday, October 22, 2015

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D9 Fall Community Cleanup on Saturday


Join us this 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: Litter Pollutes Our Streams


This weekend is the D9 Fall Community Cleanup.  Kyle and I hope to see you there. 

One reason to properly dispose of litter is that no matter where litter starts, it moves. From streets and highways to parks and waterways. Wind and weather moves litter around a community, into the gutters, planted gardens, alleyways and parking areas. Trash, litter, and garbage often ends up in our streams and waterways.  Because surface waters collect in low-lying areas, anything that is dropped or blown into a watershed can eventually reach a drainage way.  In urban areas, trash and litter often are transported by storm water runoff.  In one study, researchers found that 18% of all littered items end up in our streams and waterways as pollution. The most common litter in U.S. streams is household trash, including plastic cups, plastic bags and wrapping materials, fast-food wrappers, plastic bottles, and other plastic containers.

I took this photo on Beargrass Creek in District 9 on Saturday, October 10.  The creek needs a lot of attention from all of us.  One simple way to start improving it is to not litter and to pick it up wherever and whenever you see it. 

I hope to see you Saturday at Bingham Park!   

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

FREE Shredding and Drug Toss Event


Metro Public Works, Metro Police and Metro Council will hold a free Drug Toss and Shredding Event this Saturday, October 24 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at 978 Phillips Lane on the former Executive Inn lot. Citizens can protect themselves from identify theft and divert unused medications from the waste stream or misuse by bringing documents and drugs to the event. Get more details here.

FREE Halloween Events


Mark your calendars for all the upcoming Halloween events in District 9.

  • October 8-November 1 - Louisville Jack O’Lantern Spectacular, Iroquois Park. Gates open nightly at 7:15 pm.  Proceeds benefit the Louisville Metro Parks Foundation.  This year’s theme is “All the World’s a Stage”… a celebration of Academy Award-winning films, Broadway plays, TV shows, comic books, children’s cartoons and more!  Want to get in free?  Then visit the volunteer website and sign up to be a docent or ambassador for the event.  Volunteers will receive snacks, refreshments, a long-sleeve t-shirt and one free ticket to the event for every shift worked! 
  • Saturday, October 24 - Halloween in Brown Park from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. All ages welcome to join. FREE to participate! Enjoy games, music, hayrides, etc. Trick-or-treating to begins at 11:30 a.m. and ends at 1:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 28 – Trick or Treatment with Louisville Water from 4:00 – 7:30 p.m. Join the Louisville Water Company at the Crescent Hill Treatment Plant and the Gatehouse at the Crescent Hill Reservoir. Bring the entire family – costumes encouraged. Event includes a plant tour, prizes, fun science experiments and snacks. Enjoy a healthy Zombie Walk around the Reservoir. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Parking is available along Reservoir Avenue.
  • Saturday, October 31 - Halloween on Hillcrest Avenue. This time of year, Hillcrest Avenue becomes a destination where visitors can see up to fifty homes between Brownsboro Road and Frankfort Avenue all decked out for Halloween. Bring canned goods or non-perishable foods to donate to United Crescent Hill Ministries at the designated collection bins on each block.

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.


WFPK Winter Wednesday Concert Series


91.9 WFPK Radio Louisville’s free winter concert series returns for its fourth season! The new season is set to open Wednesday, Nov. 11 with performances by David Wax Museum and Daniel Martin Moore.

WFPK Winter Wednesday concerts take place once a month, November through February, at the Clifton Center, 2117 Payne Street. Additional programming announcements and details will be made as concert dates approach. Check WFPK.org for the latest info.

2015-16 WFPK Winter Wednesday dates:

– November 11, 2015
– December 9, 2015
– January 13, 2016
– February 10, 2016

Annual “Pulling Together” Auction & Banquet

St. MAM banquet

The St. Matthews Area Ministries will host their annual “Pulling Together” auction and banquet on Friday, November 13th, at The Olmsted located on the Masonic Home Campus at 3701 Frankfort Road. Doors will open at 5:30p.m. with a cocktail hour and dinner commencing at 6:30 p.m.  The evening includes a Monopoly theme with dinner & live music, silent auction, live auction, recognitions, and more!  Please join St. MAM for a perfect prelude to the holidays.  Tickets are $35.00 per person.  A table of 8 will be a discounted price of $280 between Oct.1st through the 31st and individual tickets are $40 per person. Sponsorships and tickets can be purchased by calling Julie Abbott at 893-0205. Donations for the Live and Silent Auctions are requested.  

Mark your calendars for Junk Pick-up in District 9

junk drop off

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. 

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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 22: Grace Immanuel United Church of Christ, 1612 Story Avenue, meeting to discuss traffic and safety issues at the intersection of Brownsboro Road and Story Avenue, 4:00 p.m.

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: Crescent Hill Community Council FREE chili night out at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S. Peterson Avenue from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. Please plan to come out and socialize with your neighbors. Enjoy hot dogs, s'mores, and non-alcoholic beverages provided for Crescent Hill residents. Bring a dish of any kind to share.

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.

Friday, October 23: Plan to attend Kidabalou at 7:00 p.m. in Breslin Park. Kidabalou is a family friendly event for the Clifton, Crescent Hill and Irish Hill area. There will be trunk-or-treating, lots of FREE candy, a DJ, inflatables for the kids, free food and more! Contact Joey Keck at 896-0302 for more information.

Saturday, October 24: Annual Fall Community Clean-up in partnership with Brightside from 8:30 am - Noon.   Volunteers should plan to meet at 8:30 a.m. in Bingham Park, 160 Coral Avenue. The cleanup will officially begin at 9:00 a.m.  FREE coffee provided by Heine Brothers' Coffee and FREE breakfast sandwiches provided by Clifton McDonald's.  FREE bags, gloves, tools and t-shirts (on first-come, first-serve basis) will be provided.

Saturday, October 24: Volunteers needed to help clean out the China Berry vines that are covering the trees and bushes behind the Peterson-Dumesnil House on the Barret Middle School property. Plan to meet at 8:00 a.m. and work until Noon. Bring your gloves, trimmers, lopers and rakes. The school has no liability for any injury so volunteers will be working at your own risk. Please join your neighbors to save these beautiful trees and bushes. For more information contact Mark Gaff at mark@markgaff.com or 502-472-7484.

Saturday, October 24: Halloween in Brown Park from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. All ages welcome to join. FREE to participate! Enjoy games, music, hayrides, etc. Trick-or-treating to begins at 11:30 a.m. and ends at 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 24Shine Music & Movement Studio, 2117 Payne Street, to host Feldenkrais Playshop: Get Up! Stand Up! For Your Upright Posture! from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Advanced cost is $20 or drop in for $25. For more information visit shinelouisville.com.

Sunday, October 25: 11th Annual Papa John's Storm Eva Bandman Halloween Cross at Eva Bandman Cyclocross Park. Storm Eva's spectator-friendly course, exciting racing, costume contest, and otherwise awesome vibe, many folks spend the whole day at the race. Storm Eva has two amazing food trucks, burgers and frites from Black Rock Grille and Korean-inspired tacos, chicken soup, and dumplings from the Traveling Kitchen. Racing begins at 10 am with the last race at 3 pm. Eva Bandman Park is located on River Road, just east of Waterfront Park in downtown Louisville. The event is free to spectators. Parking is also free.

Tuesday, October 27: Carmichael's Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, to host Carmichael's Community Book Club at 7:00 p.m. Plan to discuss To Kill a Mockingbird and the similarities and differences it holds to Go Set a Watchman. Questions, please call the store at 896-6950.

Wednesday, October 28: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host booked for lunch at 1:00 p.m. Plan to discuss Leaving Time by Jody Picoult. Books available at Branch Circulation Desk. Questions please call 574-1793.

Wednesday, October 28: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host iPad for beginners at 2:30 p.m. Learn the basics of iPad usage including adding/removing apps, taking pictures, using facetime and basic care taking tips. Call to register. Questions please call 574-1771.

Wednesday, October 28: Trick or Treatment with Louisville Water Company from 4:00 - 7:30 p.m. at the Crescent Hill Treatment Plant and the Gatehouse at the Crescent Hill Reservoir. Bring the entire family - costumes encouraged! Event includes a plant tour, prizes, fun science experiments and snacks. Enjoy a healthy Zombie Walk around the Reservoir. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Parking is available along Reservoir Avenue.

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