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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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Thursday, August 29, 2013

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No. 9 eNews Articles:

14th Annual Back to School Block Party Next Friday, Sept. 6


Please join us for the 14th Annual Back to School Block Party at the Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center, 201 Reservoir Park on Friday, September 6th from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Enjoy FREE pizza, swimming, door prizes and make a child ID with LMPD!  We need VOLUNTEERS to make this event successful.  If you are interested in volunteering or if you have any questions please contact our office at 574-1109.  To see the flyer and list of sponsors please click here. 

McDonald’s Celebrates Re-Opening

The Clifton McDonald’s on lower Brownsboro Road, 2314 Brownsboro Road, celebrated their official grand re-opening on Tuesday, August 27, 2013.  The inside of the building was completely renovated and a second drive-thru lane was constructed.  Please stop by for a snack and to check out the renovations!


WorldFest Expands to Four Days on Labor Day Weekend

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WorldFest, one of the region’s largest international festivals, will span the entire Labor Day weekend for its 11th year as it grows to four days of international food, music, dance and culture on Louisville’s Belvedere downtown. Exciting international music will come from more than 50 bands and performers while more than 30 food vendors and nearly 150 booths provide a global sampling of cuisine and culture.  Admission to WorldFest is free all four days. Hours are: Friday, Aug. 30, Saturday, Aug. 31, and Sunday, Sept. 1, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m., and Monday, Sept. 2, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.  The festival includes a colorful Parade of Cultures at noon on Saturday and a naturalization ceremony Friday at 2 p.m. where nearly 300 immigrants will become full U.S. citizens.  People are encouraged to bring canned goods to benefit Dare to Care Food Bank. Collection bins will be at the main entrance and in the World of Discovery children’s area.  For more information about WorldFest, visit

Mayor’s Hike, Bike & Paddle Returns Labor Day


Thousands of people will hit the streets and the Ohio River Labor Day as cyclists, walkers, canoeists and kayakers turn out for the 18th Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Subway Fresh Fit Hike, Bike &Paddle Sept. 2 at Waterfront Park. Paddlers will have two options at the event. At 10 a.m., they can take a 3-mile course up the Ohio River to Beargrass Creek following the channel along Towhead Island. A more adventurous course at 11 a.m. will take canoeists and kayakers through the McAlpine Locks and Dam to the Jaycees Boat Ramp in New Albany.  For cyclists, a 15-mile route will leave Waterfront Park and go west to Shawnee Park, one of Louisville’s signature Olmsted-designed Metro Parks. Turnoffs will provide cycling routes as short as two miles.  The hiking route, which is wheelchair-accessible, will take walkers west along the Riverwalk and wharf to the Belvedere Connector and through portions of downtown. Walkers can bring their dogs on the hike, but must keep them on a leash and pick up waste as required by law.

Both the cycling and walking routes will be marked with signage and will have plenty of water stops. The Louisville Bicycle Club is providing “bike captains” to help cyclists obey the rules of the road. “Bike doctors” will be in Waterfront Park before the ride and along the route to assist cyclists with any equipment problems.  Louisville Metro Police will provide traffic assistance at key intersections and the Louisville Metro EMS bicycle team will patrol the route. A healthy marketplace with nutritional snacks, free children’s activities and informational booths begins at 8:30 a.m. at Waterfront Park.  Free T-shirts will be available for the first 3,000 participants and the Brain Injury Association will distribute 500 helmets to riders who don’t have one. Participants are encouraged to be “green” and bring their own water bottles which they can fill in Waterfront Park through the Louisville Water Pure Tap To Go program.  For more information, go to

Clifton Heights Neighborhood

 LG&E will be working in the Clifton Heights neighborhood in the next few weeks to start the gas main replacement.  Please click here to view the map of the targeted areas in Clifton Heights.  The project has three stages for each street: Stage 1, crews will install a new polyethylene natural gas main line system; Stage 2, crews will replace individual national gas service lines and if necessary move the customer’s meter outside; Stage 3, crews will restore the disturbed streets and sidewalks.  Click here to read the letter that will be left on the doors of all affected properties. 

 The Clifton Heights newsletter was recently distributed.  Click here to read the entire newsletter for updates on the neighborhood. 

WACA National Conference Scholarships for College Students


In the past few years, the World Affairs Council of America (WACA) national office has offered up to 25 scholarships for college students in member council cities/states to attend the national conference. This year the conference will be held from Nov.13-15, 2013, in Washington, DC. For more information about the conference, click here.

The scholarship provides students $1000 for use towards the conference.  Click here for the flyer and application information.  The application deadline is September 3, 2013.

Pace Car Program Available in the 9th District!

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The Pace Car Program is a citizen-based traffic calming initiative that encourages residents to take responsibility for their own driving while setting the "pace" for safer streets and neighborhoods.  Residents will be able to sign an official pace car registration form and pledge the following:

“Drive the speed limit on city streets, especially in residential areas, setting the pace for vehicles behind me; stop completely at STOP signs and don’t run red lights; be courteous to all bicyclists; pedestrians and other motorists; give myself enough travel time so that I am not sacrificing safety or courtesy; devote my full attention to driving by avoiding distractions, i.e.: cell phones; not be pressured by the impatience of other drivers to exceed the speed limit; keep my sense of humor, life’s too short to let driving stress my out!; and display the Metro Pace Car Program decals or bumper stickers.”

By signing this pledge you will receive an official pace car bumper sticker or car window sticker to display on your vehicle.  The sticker will alert other drivers that they are taking part in the citizen-based effort to address the problems of traffic speed and safety.

To sign up for this program please click here to download the Official Pledge Form.  Read, sign and date the form and return it to our office.  Please indicate if you would prefer a bumper or window sticker for the program. 

Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana 24th Annual Golf Tournament

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On September 30, 2013, at Noon the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana will host its 24th Annual Golf Tournament. Louisville’s community leaders will converge on the greens of Woodhaven Country Club for an exciting day of competition with friends and colleagues. This event is open to all friends of Girl Scouting. Participants will have the opportunity to relax and enjoy a day of golf while entertaining clients, rewarding employees or networking with fellow business contacts from the community. The tournament will include a silent auction, door prizes and challenging holes of golf. All proceeds from this event benefit Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana, which serves over 19,000 girls and supports almost 7,000 volunteers in 64 counties throughout central and western Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Contact Danah Zimmerlee for Sponsorship opportunities at 502-636-0900 X 24100 or visit

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.

Friday, August 30: Career Opportunities and Resources for Employment (CORE) job expo from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, 501 W Main Street.  Onsite workshops include job search skills, resume writing, interviewing skills, workplace etiquette and Dress for Success.  For more information please contact Peggy Baas at or 574-1379 or Brenda Frank at or 574-2018.  CORE Expo 2013 flyer 8-1-13  

Friday, August 30: Frankfort Avenue F.A.T. Friday Trolley Hop from 6:00 – 10:00 pm. This month’s F.A.T. Friday Trolley Hop is the Maker’s Mark Trolley Hop.

  • eyedia Design it Again, 1631 N Mellwood Avenue, Meet Sunny and Friends of Saving Sunny from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Enjoy music, beer, snacks, and lots of dog licks.  For more information call 540-4940.  Saving Sunny
  • Bourbons Bistro, 2255 Frankfort Avenue, for an evening of Trolley Hop fun with live music from local acoustic artist, Joe Hanna. In addition to live music, Bourbons Bistro will be running a special on pulled pork sandwiches and $2 domestic beers throughout the night.  To find out more about the event, call (502) 894-8838 or visit us at
  • RiverPark Marina, 1501 River Road, will host a pre-hop happy hour from 5:00pm to 6:30pm and will carry the party through the night with a “Boats, Bands and Bourbon” event. Recording artist Lindsay Willinger will perform, food trucks will be on site serving bourbon themed menus (Sweet n Savory, Lil Cheezers, Grind, Jam Pan, Johnny’s Diner Car and more), and a cash bar featuring Maker’s Mark specials will be offered during the happy hour. Guests can come by boat or car.  
  • Crescent Hill Trading Company, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, will feature a special selection of vintage and estate pipes (the largest on The Avenue). Also, Maker’s Mark cigars, lighters, humidors, and all forms of tobacciana. Chef Finbar will be featuring something delicious featuring Maker’s Mark.
  • The Irish Rover, 2319 Frankfort Avenue, will host a traditional Irish music seisuin (jam session) starting 8:00pm in the bar area.
  • A Reader’s Corner, 2044 Frankfort Avenue, will host book-signings by Stuart Tobin, M.D. (Rash Decisions and Growth Experiences) and Sandy Payne (Find Your Magic), and guitarist Misha Feigin.
  • Margaret’s Consignment, 2700 Frankfort Avenue, will host singer Tanita Gaines and give out Maker’s Mark plastic cups while they last. A container of Maker’s Mark Gourmet Sauce will be given to guests who make a $25 or more purchase (supplies available while they last).
  • The Comfy Cow, 2221 Frankfort Avenue, will host live music by local musicians The La-Ti-Das, in addition to an appearance by The Comfy Cow. 
  • Lexie’s Trading Post, 2224 Frankfort Avenue, will launch a new Bourbon product line for Lexie’s of Louisville Family Skin Care consisting of Bourbon Brown Sugar Scrub, Bourbon Soap and a Bourbon Shea Butter Lotion, serve Maker’s Mark Coffee, and host an “End of Summer Sale.” 
  • Varanese Restaurant, 2106 Frankfort Avenue, will host live jazz music and F.A.T. Friday drink specials.
  • Spot5 Gallery, 2005 Frankfort Avenue, will host an Instructor’s Show from 6:00pm to 9:00pm that will include work by artists Michelle Amos, Laurie Blayney, Amy Chase, Courtney Coriell, Leslie Doyle, Jared Hulstine, Tara Knorpp, and Tami Ware.
  • Gallery M, Mellwood Art Center/1860 Mellwood Avenue, will host a reception for artist Amy Goforth from 6:00pm to 9:00pm, and debut Amy Shmamy’s jewelry line. Singer/songwriter Heather Renee will also perform in the Courtyard. 
  • The Wine Rack, 2632 Frankfort Avenue, will host Bill Samuels from 6:30pm to 8:00pm and musician Tim Ragan performing in the courtyard.
  • Bourbon Barrel Foods, 1201 Story Avenue #175,will serve Bourbon Barrel crostinis and freshly popped Bourbon Smoked Paprika Popcorn. Guests can also tour the new GE Monogrammed theater kitchen and see where Bluegrass Soy Sauce is produced.

Friday, August 30: The Crescent Hill Community Council is proud to present the Ninth Annual Crescent Hill Outdoor Cinema Series at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S  Peterson Avenue.  Enjoy a Fat Friday Double Feature of “Madagascar 3″ and ”Avengers”.  All shows are FREE and begin at sundown. Lawn chairs, blankets, coolers and pets are welcome.  Please check the website, as dates and movies are subject to change. Rain dates, cancellation or rescheduling information will also be posted on the site. See you at the movies!

Thursday, September 5:  Mayor Greg Fischer invites you to a free monthly series showcasing local musicians, artists and performers. The Mayor’s Music and Art Series is the first Thursday of the month in the Mayor’s Gallery, 4th floor of Metro Hall, 527 W. Jefferson St.  The next show features The Bibelhauser Brothers. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. with music at 12:10 p.m. Brown-bag lunches will be permitted, but due to the historic nature of the Mayor’s Gallery, no outside drinks will be allowed. Louisville Water will provide Louisville Pure Tap at the performances. More information about the series is available at

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