No. 9 eNews - Wednesday, July 3, 2013


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Tina Ward-Pugh
9th District Councilwoman
601 W Jefferson Street
Louisville, Kentucky, 40202
Phone: 574-1109
Fax: 574-7844
Email: Tina Ward-Pugh  
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Kyle Ethridge
Legislative Assistant
Phone: 574-3908
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Katie Holmes
Special Projects Coordinator
Phone: 574-1109
Email: Katie Holmes


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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

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Frankfort Avenue Paving Update


Another update from KYTC (Kentucky Transportation Cabinet) regarding the paving delays on Frankfort Avenue.

Our contractor will be paving approaches to Frankfort Avenue and the railroad crossings on Tuesday (07/02) and Wednesday (07/03) of this week.  Weather permitting, paving work between Bayly Avenue and Mellwood Avenue will begin on Friday, July 5.  Paving operations will continue the week of July 8.  Lane closures are possible during these operations on weekdays from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. 

Paving is NOT scheduled to take place on Saturday and Sunday of this coming weekend.   

Parking restrictions will be in place weekdays from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.  This gives the contractor opportunity to sweep the roadway prior to lane closures paving and have time for necessary clean up afterwards.

The contractor will not be working on Thursday, July 4.  However, the no parking signs will be left in place that day because the contractor does not want to remove all 140 of them on Wednesday evening and then have to put them back on Thursday evening.  We also did not want to incur the expense of creating special signs just for the holiday.  The contractor will not be asking law enforcement to tow vehicles on Thursday. 

If you have any questions regarding this project please contact Ms. Andrea Clifford, Public Information Officer, at 210-5403.

Update from KYTC regarding the towing on Frankfort Avenue

We are sorry for the inconvenience you have experienced during the paving of Frankfort Avenue. We have tried to provide as much advanced notice as possible about our contractor’s work schedule. 

I have spoken with our project manager who told me that the NO PARKING signs were installed Friday evening between 6 and 9 PM.  This was done so that patrons could park in this area during the early part of the evening before work began at midnight.  KYTC and our contractor have adjusted the work schedule for the Frankfort Avenue paving as much as possible to avoid business impacts.  We have been communicating with Councilwoman Pugh’s office for the last three weeks to reduce impacts while still accomplishing our work.  We worked around the Frankfort Avenue Trolley Hop this past Friday by asking our contractor to delay work until after midnight when technically their contract allows them to have lane closures beginning at 8 PM. 

This project was originally a night-time work only project, but we changed it to have day-time work as well because we didn’t want the residents on Frankfort Avenue to listen to milling operations all night long.  We tried moving the work to weekend only, but this conflicted once again with various functions scheduled along the corridor.

Parking is currently restricted weekdays from 6 AM to 6 PM.  These signs will be removed as we complete sections of paving.  Paving operations were suspended today due to the rain this morning.  We currently do not have any paving scheduled for this coming weekend.

For your future use, please know that we provide information about construction projects on our webpage at and on our Facebook page at 

 If you have any questions regarding this project please contact Ms. Andrea Clifford, Public Information Officer, at 210-5403.

REMINDER Holiday Collection Schedule for 4th of July

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A reminder that residential garbage, recycling and yard waste collection in the Urban Services District (the former Louisville city limits) will be delayed by one day for those who usually have Thursday and Friday collection days due to the Fourth of July holiday. Example: Residents, who usually have collection on Thursday, will have collection on Friday. Residents, who usually have collection on Friday, will have service on Saturday.

Those with garbage and recycling collection by a private hauling company (outside the USD) please check with those companies for their holiday schedules.

The following facilities will be closed on Thursday, July 4th due to the holiday.

Staffed recycling centers

  • East District Public Works Yard, 595 N. Hubbards Lane (On the corner of Brownsboro Road)
  • Metro Parks Landscaping, 9300 Whipps Mill Road
  • Southwest Government Center, 7219 Dixie Highway
  • Central Government Center, 7201 Outer Loop

Metro Waste Reduction Center, 636 Meriwether Avenue  

Hazardous Waste Facility will be closed Saturday, July 6th

  • HazBin, 7501 Grade Lane
Crescent Hill Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration

The Crescent Hill Old-fashioned Fourth of July Celebration will run from 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. on both July 4th and 5th, with Zambelli Internationale Fireworks about 10 pm both nights! Festival is held on the historic, shaded grounds of the Peterson Dumesnil House, 301 S. Peterson Ave.  Complimentary Shuttle picks up attendees from surrounding streets and Baptist Seminary parking lot off Grinstead Drive.



Juried Artist work on display each day from 10 AM to 6 PM (or later).


Antique Car Parade on the 4th starts at Masonic Home at 11:30 am and vehicles also will be on display at the Peterson Dumesnil grounds til about 2 pm, Childrens’ Field Games, Children’s Activity Area with Bouncies, Putt Putt golf, remote car racetrack, and large corn hole obstacle course. Add food court, cake wheel, FABA Beer Tent, Peterson Dumesnil House silent auction and a pet contest at 1 pm Friday (Tara Bassett, MC) and you have the makings of the best little (BIG) 4th of July celebration in town! For more information and full schedule visit the Fourth of July page of

Live music on two stages starts at noon Thursday and 11 am Friday and features top local and regional talent with something for everyone—Bluegrass, Country, Classic Rock, Gypsy Jazz, Folk, Americana, Dixieland Jazz, Celtic, Singer-Songwriter, Pop, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, and Top 40!  Fifteen new music acts in 2013 and 35 hours total of live music.

Junk Collection Delays in District 9

Solid Waste Management Service (SWMS) has experienced delays in the collection of junk set out in the District due to the volume that has been set out.  SWMS informed us that junk will all be collected by the end of the day on Wednesday, July 3rd.  If you junk has not been collected by the end of the day please contact our office by calling 574-1109 with your street address or send us an email at Kyle Ethridge.  Thank you for your continued patience.  

Help Celebrate Louisville’s Independent Businesses

In an ongoing effort to “Keep Louisville Weird,” the Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) has declared July “Independents Month” and is inviting the public to celebrate the city’s independent businesses throughout the month.  The goal of this campaign is to create awareness around the fact that purchasing goods and services from a locally owned store keeps more money circulating in our local economy and supports the businesses that make Louisville “weird” and unique. For a list of events and specials please visit


Notice of Planning & Design Public Meetings

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Information provided by Louisville Metro Planning and Design Services, 444 S. 5th Street – Suite 300, Louisville, KY 40202-4313, (502)574-6230

Case No. 17470
Subject Property: 1840 DRESCHER BRIDGE AVENUE
Case Manager: JULIA WILLIAMS (
Date: THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013
Time: Meeting will begin at 1:00 PM and continue until all cases are heard
Location: 514 W. Liberty Street 40202

Case No. 19265
You are inviting to attend a Board of Zoning Adjustment review for a reconsideration of an approved variance which was granted on June 17, 2013.
Subject Property: 363 Hillcrest Avenue
Case Manager: Jon Crumbie (
Meeting Type: Board of Zoning Adjustment
Date: Monday, July 15, 2013
Time: Meeting will begin at 8:30 A.M. and continue until all cases are heard
Location: 514 W. Liberty Street 40202

Case No. 13Variance1008
You are invited to attend a Board of Zoning Adjustment review for a variance from the Land Development Code to allow a proposed fence to exceed the maximum height.
Subject Property: 2944 Grinstead Drive
Case Manager: Latondra Yates (
Meeting Type: Board of Zoning Adjustment
Date: Monday, July 15, 2013
Time: Meeting will begin at 8:30 A.M. and continue until all cases are heard
Location: 514 W. Liberty Street 40202

Case No. 18955
You are invited to attend a Planning Commission public hearing proposal for a Zoning Change from R-5B residential multi-family to C-1 commercial, a Conditional Use Permit to allow outdoor alcohol sales and consumption, Detailed District Development Plan, variances and waivers for the Hilltop Theater Restaurant.
Subject Property: 1751 – 1755 Frankfort Avenue
Case Manager: David Wagner (
Meeting Type: Planning Commission
Date: Thursday, July 18, 2013
Time: Meeting will begin at 1:00 PM and continue until all cases are heard
Location: 514 W. Liberty Street 40202

For detailed case information please visit  Click on “Case Information – eCustomer Services” link.  Then under the “Planning and Design” tab click on “By Project No”.  Enter the project no and click “search”.  If you have any questions please contact Planning & Design at 574-6230.

A Walk in the Garden

Written and compiled by The Highlander

On a recent muggy day in June, high school students from the Kentucky School for the Blind walked to Billy Goat Hill Community Garden, 2004 Payne St., in the Clifton neighborhood. Led by gardener Alice Baldwin, the group experienced the garden by touching, smelling and listening.  To read the entire article click here.

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Louisville Sports Commission Fall Runathon

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Inaugural Louisville Sports Commission Fall Runathon, a series of three fall running races with courses that include a one-mile journey through historic Cave Hill Cemetery, the first-ever race at the Parklands of Floyds Fork and a run along the route your tap water takes when it's first drawn from the Ohio River.  Each race is designed to provide a quality experience for runners and walkers of all levels with chip timing, mile markers, distance certification and post-race food and drink courtesy of Louisville-based companies.

The three-race series will kick off with the third annual Louisville pure tap®5K on Sept. 21 that runs along Zorn Avenue to and from the historic Water Tower. The inaugural Norton Sports Health Great Pumpkin 10K will follow, set to take place on Oct. 19 during the height of fall foliage season at the Parklands of Floyds Fork. The Fall Runathon series will conclude with the third annual Louisville Sports Commission Half Marathon presented by HumanaVitality on Nov. 10 that starts and finishes in downtown, follows the Scenic Loop in Cherokee Park and traverses Cave Hill. Online registration and additional race information can be found at

Community Night BATS Tickets Available

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For 2013, the BATS FREE ticket program has been split into 2 parts, with each part described in detail below:  (Note: Some dates may have already passed)

(Part 1- Metro Council Community Nights) The Bats will host 2 large community nights and provide tickets, hot dogs and drinks to non-profit groups who would not be able to afford a Bats game under regular circumstances. These 2 nights will include 4,000 guests for each game – Tuesday, June 25 and Tuesday, July 30.

(Part 2 – Metro Council Mondays) The Bats will host groups and small numbers of people doing the good of the community that might not fit into the category above. This includes 12,000 total ticket vouchers (without hot dogs and drinks) distributed for use on ANY of these 5 designated nights: May 27, June 10, June 24, July 29, and August 26 (all Mondays). The benefit is an increase in the number of people involved and greater flexibility to obtain complimentary tickets – the groups are able to choose their own date within these 5 nights.

To request tickets for either program, please send an email to: Dustin Mercurio, Louisville Bats at  Please include the following:  

Organization name, contact name, mailing address, email address, daytime phone number, number of tickets, and date requested – June 25, July 30, or Part 2/Mondays.  If email is not available to you, please call Dustin Mercurio at 502-614-4525

District 9 Calendar Events & Happenings!


Below are some Ninth District calendar events!  To view a full listing of events please visit the Ninth District Blog at

If you would like to submit events to be considered for the blog calendar please email Kyle Ethridge.

Thursday, July 4: Independence Day – Metro Offices are closed.  City services will be delayed one day.

Thursday, July 4 – Friday, July 5: Crescent Hill 4th of July Festival from 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S Peterson Avenue.   Enjoy an art fair with over 90 juried artists, two stages of live music, FIREWORKS both nights, children’s fun fest area, cake booth, food court, silent auction, pet show, antique car parade and FREE parking with trolley shuttle.  For more information Festival visit  and

Thursday, July 11 – Saturday, July 13: Just Creations, 2722 Frankfort Avenue, will host a summer clearance event.  Save 50% or more on hundreds of Fair Trade items from around the world.  Items include jewelry, home decor, baskets and more!  For more information call 897-7319 or email

Thursday, July 11: Rain Garden installation workshop from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Morning session is from 9:00 a.m. – Noon at 810 Barret Avenue and the afternoon session is from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. at Karen Lynch Park, intersection of Story and Brownsboro.  Cost is $15 per person and lunch will be provided.  Please RSVP to Sarah Stolz at 569-2344 x 120 or email

Thursday, July 11: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Ave, will host Talking Book Discussion about The Dreaming, a Novel of Australia by Barbara Wood at 7:00 p.m.  Questions call 574-1793.

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