District 13 Grapevine: eNewsletter June 26, 2013


June 26, 2013

Vicki Welch

Vicki Aubrey Welch

601 W Jefferson Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
Phone: 502.574.1113
Fax: 502.574.4422



Kevin Triplett

Legislative Assistant

Phone: 502.574.3458



District 13 Website


Metro Council Redistricting is Complete!

Key Community Contacts:

Dare to Care Food Bank
Blessed Teresa 2nd & 4th Wednesday each month -   10AM-12NOON
Phone:  363-9929

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Derby City Eagles Club

Fish Fry every Friday, 5:30-8PM; Karaoke 8pm-Midnight, 201 Outer Loop; Open to the public

Phone: 363-2241


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Fairdale Lions Club
Fish Fry every 2nd Friday of the month, 11:00am-7:00pm.
Phone:  368-3479

Metro Council Website


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Map Crime and sign up for crime alerts from LMPD!

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Vision Louisville: What's Your Big Idea?

Vision Louisville

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer is hoping to receive 45,000 ideas in 45 days about how the city should "look, feel and flow over the next 25 years." All ideas are welcome, and no idea is too big or too small.

The idea is to receive public input in seven categories, including the economy, energy, connectivity, creativity, health, living, and identity. Citizens' committees have been formed for each category.  There are 2 public meetings scheduled for our general area: 

  • Monday, July 22nd – 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m., at the Outer loop Government Center, 7201 Outer Loop
  • Saturday, August 3rd – 9 a.m.- 11a.m., at the Fairdale Playtorium, 10104 Mitchell Hill Road

Anyone unable to physically attend meetings is invited to connect with the Vision Louisville team online at visionlouisville.com or submit ideas through social media.

Twitter: @visionlville (use the hashtag #visionlou) 

Facebook: VisionLouisville

Ideas can also be submitted via text message to 502-603-6060. For complete details go to http://www.visionlouisville.com/

Fourth of July Holiday Family Golf Discount

Metro Parks and Recreation is offering an affordable family golfing package at its nine golf courses over the Fourth of July weekend, beginning Thursday, July 4th and running through Sunday, July 7th.

For only $20, a family of up to four members can play nine holes at any Metro Parks course. The $20 includes greens and cart fees, and families can take advantage of the deal after 4:30 pm each day. Families are encouraged to call in advance to book a tee time at the golf course of their choice. Metro Parks golf courses are open from daylight to dark seven days a week, and each course has a fully stocked pro shop. Private lessons are available from a PGA Professional at each clubhouse.

FREE Spay and Neuter Available

Alley Cat Advocates

Do you know someone who lives in the 40208, 40214, 40215, 40258, or 40272 zip code who feeds and cares for stray and unowned cats? We can help the caretaker humanely trap the cats.  We’ll spay or neuter the cats and return them … at NO COST to you! Cats are trapped, vaccinated, neutered and ear-tipped (the universal symbol of a neutered cat). Call Alley Cat Advocates at 502-634-8777 to make an appointment today!

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Meetings

Looking for some help losing a few extra pounds? Join TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, for some support and tips! TOPS meets every Monday - weigh-ins begin at 6:00pm and the meeting starts at 7:00pm at the Fairdale Lions Club (10101 Mitchell Hill Road). Call Eldora Slack at 502-367-9769 for more information. 

Call 811 Before You Dig!

Each digging project should prompt a call to 811 to prevent damage to underground lines, injuries, and disruption of service. Residents can have their lines marked by calling 811 at least two business days before performing any excavation work. Excavation includes:

  • Installing a mailbox
  • Installing a fence
  • Planting trees or shrubbery
  • Building a patio or deck
  • Excavating a garden
  • Installing a pool
  • Any other work that requires digging

After calling 811, members from all affected utility companies in the area — including LG&E will mark the location of the lines. Dial 811, or call LGE at 502-589-1444 if you suspect damage to your utility lines.

RSVP Volunteer Opportunities

The Louisville Metro RSVP (Retired &Senior Volunteer Program) encourages you to apply for one or more of the many volunteer positions they have available! RSVP is a federally funded, locally sponsored program for adults age 55 and over. It provides additional FREE BENEFITS to members while volunteering. For more information, call 502-574-7306!