"Community First" 6/13/2013 e-News


Community First - 6/13/2013


Attica Woodson Scott


601 W Jefferson Street

Louisville KY 40202

502-574-1101 (office)

502-574-4201 (fax)

Donna Sanders

Legislative Assistant

502-574-1101 (office)

502-574-4201 (fax)

Kelsey Goff


502-574-1101 (office)

502-574-4201 (fax)


We are committed to building relationships, respecting and valuing our elders and our youth, taking care of our built and our natural environment, advocating for economic growth, and developing a district where residents are healthy, and where unity is felt from the southwest to the west.


SIGN UP for Code Red!

Chemical leaks. Chemical spills. Train Derailments. Get emails, phone calls and text alerts to notify you of potentially life-threatening events, including severe weather, and wants steps you need to take to stay safe, including shelter-in-place.  

There are three types of alerts:

Emergency notification:  These are the highest and most urgent of alerts in which there is immediate danger to life and health. An example of an emergency alert would be a chlorine leak from a rail car. All phone numbers in city databases will receive phone calls, texts or emails when there is an emergency, regardless of if residents have signed up with Code Red.

General notifications:  These are alerts to help warn the public of potential dangers. The Carbide incident would have fallen into this category because residents near the plant were not in immediate danger. Residents must sign up to receive these alerts.

Severe weather notifications:  These are to warn residents about tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, flash flooding and other weather bulletins. These alerts are sent directly from the National Weather Service, allowing residents to be alerted about danger at the same time as the weather service alerts MetroSafe. Residents must sign up to receive these alerts.

Residents who do not have access to computers or the Internet may visit public libraries to sign up for Code Red. Residents who cannot visit the library may call MetroCall 311 and have a city employee enter their information into the system. MetroCall will be helping residents sign up for Code Red every weekday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

SIGN UP NOW at https://cne.coderedweb.com/Default.aspx?groupid=kQgqqvlabhKHJciBj0wZEQ%3d%3d or call 3-1-1.



Louisville is seeking Requests for Information (RFI's) by 6/30 for "Partnership to Manage the Purchase & Administration of Tax Liens." Download the necessary information at this link:




Volunteers of America provided FREE HIV testing at the Greater New Bethany FunFest in District 1.



The Louisville Bats have once again teamed up with Louisville Metro Council to offer BATS tickets to groups and organizations throughout the Metro Louisville community. Metro Council Mondays and Metro Council Community Nights will enable non-profit groups, neighborhood associations and small numbers of individuals the opportunity to obtain Louisville BATS tickets and bring the Louisville Slugger Field experience to their patrons.

In 2013, five Metro Council Mondays are scheduled May 27, June 10, June 24, July 29 and August 26 to provide tickets to neighborhood associations, small groups, fundraisers, etc.   In order to provide as much flexibility as possible, vouchers may be redeemed for any of these five scheduled dates.  The vouchers may be used all at once, on a single date or redeemed individually on any one of the five Monday games listed.  There are two Metro Council Community Nights scheduled on Tuesday, May 28 and Tuesday, July 30 to provide larger non-profit community groups, little league baseball teams, social service agencies who may otherwise not be able to afford a BATS game under normal circumstances tickets.  Those groups attending one of the Community Nights must designate the night they will be attending, the voucher will have the specified date printed on it and will include one hot dog and one drink. 

In order to receive either the Metro Council Monday or your Metro Council Community Night ticket vouchers, we ask that you finalize the total number of tickets needed and e-mail your request and contact information (including shipping address) directly to the Louisville BATS at dmercurio@batsbaseball.com.



 Do you see that overgrown grass? Or that junk dumped in the alley? Or that abandoned car on the street? If so, contact 3-1-1 today to report and to have the grass cut, junk clean up and car removed. 

It is you making one call that can make the difference in your neighborhood.



                                            Neighborhood Place Partners Offer

                     Free Financial Classes, a Youth Job Fair and Other Events in June

                                          Several Back to School Events Planned in July and August

Neighborhood Place locations across Jefferson County offer free, valuable workshops and services year-round which are open to the community. Below are some of the highlighted events for June which include two financial education workshops, a Job Fair for youth in South Louisville as well information about upcoming "Back to School" events. To learn more about these services, including reservations requirements and contact info, please refer to the phone numbers listed by each event or visit http://www.louisvilleky.gov/CSR/Calendar/viewall.htm.

PACT in Action Teen Dating Violence Prevention Efforts with Bridges of Hope Neighborhood Place 
PACT in Action, developed for teens by teens, aims to mobilize youth in the 40210 zip code to reduce the incidence of domestic violence by 10 percent by the year 2020. Boys and girls between the ages of 12 and 17 are invited to attend one of the upcoming meetings in June. For more information, call or text 438-TEEN (8336).

  • June 24, Youth Advisory Board Meeting, 4-6 p.m. at St. George's Community Center, 1205 S. 26th St.

 Two Louisville Free Public Library Outreaches at Neighborhood Place locations

           Visit with Library branch managers to learn the exciting and new resources available for the entire family at local   libraries.

        The Shively Library staff will share resources. Call 485-6810 for more information.

June 18, South Louisville Job Fair for Youth at Farnsley Middle School, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Located at 3400 Lees Lane. Call Lynn Fralick at 485-6826 or Elizabeth Boyd at 485-7135 for more information. Workshops available for resume writing, interviewing skills, job searching on-line, and financial literacy.  This is an excellent opportunity to meet face to face with the area employers who are looking for youth who are ready to work.  Presented by Cane Run and South Central Neighborhood Places, and Jefferson County Public Schools.

June 18, "A Healthy Journey for Two Educational Baby Shower" at Cane Run Neighborhood Place, 2-4 p.m. Located at 3410 Lees Ln. RSVP required by calling 439-4591 or e-mail jengle@sevencounties.org. Seven Counties and KIDSNow will be hosting this educational baby shower to share information on how to care for yourself and your baby while being pregnant. Participants will receive a baby tote bag filled with baby items and a gas/gift card.


We get calls daily from folks complaining about the ridiculously high grass surrounding the entrance/exit to I-264 at Dumesnil/Virginia Ave. 

DID YOU KNOW that interstates are the responsibility of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet? KYTC should make grass cutting at on/off ramps a priority because poor visibility at these locations is the issue.

Contact your state representative and/or state senator (http://www.lrc.ky.gov/) about grass cutting at Interstate on/off ramps or email Andrea Clifford at andrea.clifford@ky.gov.


Do you live, work or worship in the Parkland neighborhood? If so, we need you to complete the Parkland Corridor Improvement Study stakeholder questionnaire found here: http://www.louisvilleky.gov/MetroCouncil/Members/01/. We can also email you the survey as an attachment. Thanks!




WHAT:                          FORECLOSURE CLINIC

WHEN:                         Thursday, June 13, at 4:00 PM

WHERE:                       Legal Aid Society office (416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.)

PURPOSE:                   Attorneys will be on hand to answer questions about foreclosures and provide advice on alternatives to foreclosure.

RSVP:                          Call Legal Aid at (502) 584-1254 to make a reservation.

WHAT:                          DIVORCE CLINIC

WHEN:                         Saturday, June 15, at 2:00 PM

WHERE:                       Portland Library (3305 Northwestern Pkwy.)

PURPOSE:                   Clients will receive assistance from attorneys in filling out all of the necessary paperwork to file for a divorce.

RSVP:                          Call Legal Aid at (502) 614-3139 to make a reservation.    

The mission of the Legal Aid Society is to pursue justice for people in poverty.  Legal Aid provides free legal services to low-income families and individuals facing serious threats to their physical and economic well-being.  For more information, visit Legal Aid’s website at www.laslou.org.






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