District 9 eNews - Thursday, November 19, 2015

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Thanksgiving Holiday – Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

As a reminder Metro offices are closed next Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. There will be no garbage, yard waste or recyclables collection on Thursday in either the Urban Services District or St. Matthews. Collections for the rest of the week are delayed one day.

The D9 eNews will not publish on Thanksgiving and will resume on December 3. This week’s calendar events run through that day.

Happy Thanksgiving! 

Sustainability Story: Leaf Disposal

Leaf disposal

Before January, leaves placed in plastic bags around Jefferson County went to the landfill, even though many of us thought they were being recycled. With new regulations now in effect, plastic bags are banned for yard waste, and yard waste is being made into compost.  It’s good for the environment and it’s working very well!  At a recent meeting of the Sustainability Committee on which I serve, Metro Public Works reported a 95+% compliance rate with the new regulations. 

So what should you do with all of those leaves?  Citizens are urged to use the following disposal methods:

Best: Mulch leaves with a lawnmower and let them settle into the turf as a natural fertilizer and weed deterrent. Get more information on this Love ‘em and Leave ‘em approach at www.lelelouisville.com.

Next Best: Place yard waste in reusable containers no larger than 40 gallon capacity that have handles to reduce the need for continual purchase of single-use bags. A limited number of cans are available for in-person-only sale at our Solid Waste Management Services office at 600 Meriwether Avenue. The cost is $10 per can and must be paid by check.

Still Good: Paper bags designed for yard waste collection or compostable plastic bags that meet ASTM D6400 standards. A limited number of paper bags are available at no charge at any of our Staffed Recycling Centers or at the Solid Waste Management Services office at 600 Meriwether Avenue.

Finally, Metro is also offering a free leaf drop-off service. The drop-off service will be available Tuesday through Saturday, now through December 5. Drop-off will not be available on November 26 and 27 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Only loose leaves will be accepted and transport containers must be disposed of off-site by residents.

Drop-off locations and hours:

  • 10500 Lower River Road (corner of Bethany Lane) Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • 595 Hubbards Lane at the East District Public Works Yard Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
  • 636 Meriwether Avenue at the Waste Reduction Center Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Helpful Hint: The number of containers needed for large volumes of leaves can be reduced dramatically by mowing or shredding the leaves before collecting them.

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

LMPD to Host “Coffee with a Cop”


Join LMPD officers on Tuesday, November 24 from 10:00 a.m. – Noon at Heine Brothers’ Coffee, 2714 Frankfort Avenue. There is no agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the men and women who protect and serve the community every day. 

Chenoweth Lane Corridor Study Survey


On Monday, November 16, KYTC hosted a public planning meeting to discuss Chenoweth Lane between Shelbyville Road and Brownsboro Road. The corridor is being studied for safety, congestion and pedestrian and bicycle access. No plan has been created and one option is to do nothing. Follow the study online: http://transportation.ky.gov/district-5/pages/default.aspx. Please take a moment to take a survey and share your feedback about the corridor: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ky1932

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.

Planning & Design

St. Leonard Holiday Bazaar

St. Leonard Holiday Bazaar

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. 

Santa Sprint & Stroll Registration and Road Closures

Santa Sprint and Stroll

The Frankfort Avenue Business Association’s Santa Sprint and Stroll is Saturday, December 5 and now is the time to sign up. The 5k run or 1 mile walk benefits United Crescent Hill Ministries. Early registration ends on Tuesday, November 24. More information and on-line registration is here: http://www.uchmlouky.org/santasprint.php.

The following streets will be closed during the following times:

 8:30 am - 10:30 am

  • South Peterson Avenue from Frankfort Avenue to Grinstead Drive
  • Frankfort Avenue from Stilz Avenue to the railroad tracks
  • South Galt Avenue from Frankfort Avenue to Rowland Avenue

No Parking Areas

7 am - 11 am

  • Frankfort Avenue from Stilz Avenue to the railroad tracks
  • South Peterson Avenue from Frankfort Avenue to Grinstead Drive
  • South Galt Avenue from Frankfort Avenue to Rowland Avenue

Volunteers Needed for the 2015 Tax Season

Tax Prep

For the past several years, the District 9 office has hosted a mobile tax preparation site at United Crescent Hill Ministries, offering free tax preparation to individuals and families under a certain income bracket. Each year we depend on volunteers to help prepare taxes and greet clients at our mobile site. We have a few dedicated volunteers that help us out every year, but we need more! This year we’d like to offer additional tax preparation dates and hope you’ll consider joining our team! If you are interested in volunteering for the 2015 tax season (February-April 2016) please contact Kyle Ethridge at kyle.ethridge@louisvilleky.gov or call 574-1109. The first volunteer training will be offered on December 12. Volunteers are needed to help prepare taxes AND greet clients.

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, November 19: Kentucky School for the Blind, 1867 Frankfort Avenue, will present A Fall Extravaganza Concert at 6:30 PM. The concert will be held on campus in Ritchie Auditorium and will feature the work of the KSB Vocal Trio and student pianists.  The public is invited.

Thursday, November 19: The Clifton Center, 2117 Payne Street, will host a concert by the legendary jazz guitarist Bill Frisell at 7:30 p. Mr. Frisell will travel from his home in Seattle to Louisville for this benefit concert, and will not be accepting a fee for his performance to ensure that all proceeds will benefit the Coalition for the Homeless and the Homeless and Housing Coalition of Kentucky's efforts to end homelessness in Kentucky. Tickets are $45, with a VIP option available for $75 which includes a pre-concert reception with hors d'oeuvres and a complimentary beverage, preferred parking, and the opportunity to meet Mr. Frisell. Local jazz artist Dick Sisto, who will also be donating his time and talent for the cause, will open the show. Tickets are available at www.cliftoncenter.org or at Carmichael's Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue.

Friday, November 20: A Family Affair to celebrate Family Scholar House at Cooper & Kings, 1111 E. Washington Street, at 5:30 p.m. This is an outdoor event with a fire pit and a tent, but dress for the occasion. Children are welcome and food will be provided from the Mayan Cafe. Music provided by King Kong and dancing is encouraged. Suggested entry donation is $10/adult and kids are free. Food is also $10. All proceeds will benefit Family Scholar House (FSH). Family Scholar House changes lives, families and communities through education.   FSH is doing important work in our Community and they deserve and need our support.  Learn more here http://familyscholarhouse.org/.

Saturday, November 21: The Alexander Hamilton Historical Society of Kentucky (http://ahhsky.wix.com/ahhs-ky) will host its monthly book review at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Matthews branch library (3940 Grandview Avenue). The speaker is Dr. Charles Dobbs and the book is Lafayette by Harlow Unger. Questions please email ahhsky@gmail.com.

Sunday, November 22: St. Leonard Parish Center, 440 Zorn Avenue, to host a holiday bazaar from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Visit with Santa and The Grinch in the morning and enjoy food and crafts for the kids. When you purchase items from a vendor you will receive a chance to win a brand new TV to be given away at the end of the day. Questions please call the school at 897-5265.

Sunday, November 22: Carmichael's Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, to host Susan Starr Richards and Leslie Shane for a free reading and book signing of their new collections at 3:00 p.m. For questions please contact the store at 896-6950.

Monday, November 23: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host iPad for beginners Part 2 at 3:00 p.m. There are thousands of apps available to iPad users. Come learn how to use a few of the most important apps everyone should have. Call to register. Questions please contact the library at 574-1771.

Monday, November 23: 5th Annual Holiday Dessert Auction at 5:30 p.m. at Beargrass Christian Church, 4100 Shelbyville Road, to benefit Exceptional Teens & Adults, a 501c(3) organization for teens and young adults with intellectual and/or development disabilities. For more information please visit www.exceptionalteensadults.org.

Tuesday, November 24: "Coffee with a Cop" conversation from 10:00 a.m. - Noon at Heine Brothers' Coffee, 2714 Frankfort Avenue. There is no agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns and get to know the men and women who protect and serve the community every day.

Thursday, November 26 & Friday, November 27: Thanksgiving Holiday - all Metro offices are closed.

Friday, November 27: Frankfort Avenue will host a special Holiday Hop on Black Friday, November 27th. Trolleys will run extended hours from 10:00am-10:00pm to encourage hoppers to spend the day eating, drinking and shopping along the Avenue. Free trolleys will run along Frankfort Avenue from Cannons Lane to River Road, and many businesses will host music, refreshments and special sales. For more information, visit www.fatfridayhop.org.

Saturday, November 28:  Shop Small! It’s Small Business Saturday throughout the country, with people supporting small, local businesses. Shop and support local businesses today and throughout the holiday season.

Saturday, November 28: APH to host a family day open house from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at 1839 Frankfort Avenue. Visitors can write their names in braille, see a book from Helen Keller's Bible, play games and read books designed for children who are blind, and enjoy many other activities in this award-winning museum. See "Denver the Guide Dog," a Discovery Channel video about how a puppy becomes a dog guide and is matched with a new owner. Holiday goodies and hot cider will be served. For all ages.

Monday, November 30: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host iPad for beginners Part 3 at 3:00 p.m. Pick up some final know how for your iPad and review what has been discussed in previous classes. Call to register. Questions please contact the library at 574-1771.

Tuesday, December 1: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host a non-fiction book discussion group at 2:30 p.m. Plan to discuss Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert. Questions please contact the library at 574-1771.

Thursday, December 3: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host a talking book discussion group at 7:00 p.m. Homecoming by Belva Plain. Talking books available from NLS upon request. Open to the public. Books available at branch circulation desk. Questions please contact the library at 574-1793.

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