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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, October 3, 2013

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9th District FREE Mammogram Screenings


On Friday, October 18th, 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.  There is no cost to eligible women without insurance.  Women with insurance will need to bring their card so a claim may be filed.

Volunteer for the 9th District Fall Community Cleanup


In partnership with Brightside we will be cleaning up the 9th District on Saturday, October 26, 2013, from 8:30 am – Noon.  Plan to meet in the lower parking lot of Mellwood Arts Center at 8:30 am.  Enjoy donated breakfast sandwiches from the Clifton McDonalds and hot coffee from Heine Brothers’ Coffee.  At 9:00 a.m. volunteers will start cleaning up along the Mellwood/Zorn corridor.  FREE bags, gloves, tools and t-shirts will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Please contact my office at 574-1109 or email if you would like to volunteer or download the registration form.  To view a flyer with all details click here.

Do you have Health Insurance?

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If not, please visit to get coverage today.  On kynect it makes it easy to find health insurance for you, your family or your business.  It’s easy to apply online.  Open enrollment is available through March 31, 2014, with coverage beginning as soon as January 2014. 

Metro Parks Events and Savings

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“Golftober” is back!  Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation will offer an affordable family golfing package at its nine golf courses each weekend in October. For only $20, a family of up to four members can play 9 holes at any Metro Parks course. The $20 includes greens and carts fees, and families can take advantage of the deal after 4:30 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during October. The golf special is available Oct. 4-6; Oct. 11-13; Oct. 18-20 and Oct. 25-27. Families are encouraged to book a tee time in advance at the golf course of their choice.  For more information call (502) 456-8134 or visit

Free Canoe Rides for Youth and Families October 4 & 5

Urban Wilderness Canoe Adventures – aka “The Canoemobile” – comes to two metro parks for Ohio River fun and exploration.  Metro Parks’ Natural Areas Division, local partner Get Outdoors Kentucky, and Wilderness Inquiry’s Urban Wilderness Canoe Adventures (UWCA) aim to introduce youth and families to the beauty of the Ohio River by offering free rides in Voyageur canoes.  Rides will leave from Shawnee Park on October 4 and Riverview Park on October 5.

Shorter trips of 1 ½ hours will be offered by Wilderness Inquiry, with longer interpretive rides of 3 ½ hours offered by Get Outdoors Kentucky. The Voyageur canoes are safe, stable and can carry between 9 and 14 participants per ride.  Safety equipment and trained staff will be provided.  Organizers suggest wearing comfortable outdoor clothing that can get wet, but no flip-flops please!  Water coolers will be available, so bring a refillable water bottle.  The canoe trips are free to groups and individuals (ages 3 and older), but pre-registration is required by calling Jefferson Memorial Forest at 502-368-5404.  For more information about the Canoemobile program, contact Chad Dayton, / 612-676-9419. Photos are available on request.

Bourbons Bistro to serve Brunch

Bourbons Bistro

Beginning Saturday, September 28th, Bourbons Bistro located at 2255 Frankfort Avenue will begin serving brunch--Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.  

Here are just a few of their new menu items:

  • Grilled Cheese on brioche with Tillamook cheddar, bread and butter pickles, tomato jam, and house fried ribbons. 
  • Bourbon French Toast made with brioche, served with toasted pecans, apple-smoked bacon, and bourbon maple syrup. 
  • Nutella Pancakes with whipped cream, bananas, toasted walnuts, and maple syrup. 

To make a reservation, call 502.894.8838 or visit us on the web at

Great St. Matthews Pumpkin Caper


The Great St. Matthews Pumpkin Caper, sponsored by Troop 115 Boy Scouts of America, will run October 19-31 (or until the pumpkins run out!). The pumpkin sale is the major fundraiser for the troop for each calendar year.  Proceeds help the troop pay for operating expenses as well as help individual Scouts' fees for trips, uniforms, and other expenses.

The Pumpkin Caper will be held at Beargrass Christian Church, 4100 Shelbyville Rd.  Hours will be 4-9 pm Monday-Friday and 10am - 9pm Saturday and Sunday.  Beargrass Christian has sponsored Troop 115 continuously since 1943.  The Pumpkin Caper has been the troop's major fundraising effort since the 1980's. Credit cards accepted.

Walktober is for Walkers

Mayor's Healthy Hometown  

The cooler weather and fall foliage make October a perfect time to get out and explore the city on foot. The Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement and the YMCA encourage you to discover the many benefits of walking and find a new path to fitness during October. Some say walking is the perfect exercise. It burns calories, reduces stress, improves muscle tone, helps prevent osteoporosis – without putting excessive pressure on bones and joints. And all it requires is a pair of shoes!  For a list of walks/runs for a good cause or a list of great places to walk, go to

Share your walking experiences. Send a photo or a comment via email to .  Share why you walk.  Post photos of you and your walking group, you walking your dog, or what you see on your walks to the Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Facebook page

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. 

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, October 3:  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 Andrea Davidson. 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

Thursday, October 3: KFC YUM! Center Plaza presents FREE Movies on Main.  Movies begin at 7:30 p.m.   Outside alcohol is prohibited.  No coolers, no glass or pets are allowed in the event area. Beer and other refreshments will be available for purchase during the event.  Visit for a full list of movie titles.

Friday, October 4: FREE Halloween Fun - Classic Horror Theater on the lawn of the Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center, 201 Reservoir Avenue.  Enjoy a screening of The House on Haunted Hill at 9:00 p.m.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Concessions will be available. 

Friday, October 4 - Sunday, October 6: St. James Court Art Show.  Friday and Saturday from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm and Sunday from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm at St. James Court and surrounding streets.  For more information visit

Saturday, October 5: Bingham Park volunteer opportunity from 10:00 a.m. - Noon.  Bingham Park is located on Coral Avenue off Frankfort Avenue.  Cleanups are scheduled the 1st Saturday of every month except May & July. Please note these dates are subject to cancellation due to weather. For additional information visit their Facebook page ‘Bingham Park’ or email Tabi Brown at

Saturday, October 5: LFPL Bon Air Branch, 2816 Del Rio Place, presents Muslim Journeys Film: HBO's Koran By Heart at 1:00 p.m.  For more information email

Sunday, October 6:  Clifton Center, 2117 Payne Street, welcomes  Aimee Mann at 7:30 p.m.  Aimee Mann rose to stardom in the late 90s, following the release of her soundtrack to the movie Magnolias, which included the Academy Award nominated hit single, Save Me. Since then, Mann has recorded several critically acclaimed albums, including her most recent effort, Charmer. For more information, please visit or call (502) 896-8480.

Wednesday, October 9: LFPL Bon Air Branch, 2816 Del Rio Place, presents Muslim Women: Normative Islamic Teachings versus Muslim Culture at 7:00 p.m.  For more information email

Thursday, October 10: Carmichael's, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, welcomes author and award-winning journalist Stephen Jimenez for a discussion of The Book of Matt, a provocative and spellbinding examination of the 1998 murder of 21-year-old gay college student Matthew Shepard at 7:00 p.m. In painstaking detail, Jimenez unravels the true story of Shepard's murder. Carmichael's celebrates both National Coming Out Day (Friday, October 11th) and the legacy of Matthew Shepard.

Thursday, October 10: KFC YUM! Center Plaza presents FREE Movies on Main.  Movies begin at 7:30 p.m.   Outside alcohol is prohibited.  No coolers, no glass or pets are allowed in the event area. Beer and other refreshments will be available for purchase during the event.  Visit for a full list of movie titles.

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