District 25 eNews Update October 3rd, 2013

District 25 Update - Councilman David Yates


Grand Opening - Today

Please help me welcome Marshalls to their new Valley Station home at Dixie Valley Center on 10427 Dixie Highway.

The new store hopes to gain some new shoppers and retain their loyal customers!

This is a great addition to our growing community so please show your support!

Proposed Town Centers on Dixie Highway

As a part of the Dixie Highway Master Plan, adopted by the Louisville Metro Plan Commission earlier this year, the development of new Town Centers has been proposed.  The location of the proposed Town Centers are as follows:

  1. Between Wilson Avenue and Oak Street
  2. Between I-264 and Gagel Avenue
  3. Near Lower Hunters Trace
  4. Near Valley Station Road
  5. Between I-264 to Leroy Street (Existing Town Center)

The proposed Town Centers intend to have distinct character with different land uses along Dixie Highway to enhance aesthetic appeal as well as to promote commerce and growth to the community.

"The future of Dixie Highway is a vision that celebrates the legacy of this historic corridor through the preservation and enhancement of investment in both public infrastructure and private assets.  We envision enhancements to Dixie Highway that will assure its success as a regional commercial corridor with unified but distinct character zones that are functional and safe for all users.  With these enhancements, Dixie Highway will serve the residents of not only southwest Louisville, but also provide mobility for people and commerce in the region."

Road Repair on Gene Snyder


The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists of construction work on KY 841 (Gene Snyder Freeway) in Jefferson County.  Contract crews will begin work this week to remove and replace several sections of concrete pavement that have settled over the years resulting in an uneven driving surface.  

Where:  Stone Street Road and Interstate 65 (mile points 3.0 to 10.0)

When: October 11th-14th weekend lane closures will also be necessary.  

The actual starting date and duration of this work may be adjusted if inclement weather or other unforeseen delays occur.  Dial 511 or log on to 511.ky.gov for the latest in traffic and travel information in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  You can also get traffic information for the District 5 counties at www.facebook.com/KYTCDistrict5.

Local Business Networking


The Southwest Dream Team is offering Southwest Louisville businesses and organizations an opportunity to promote themselves and network with other businesses and organizations at a monthly networking event. The events will be held the 2nd Tuesday of each month at an area business or restaurant.

This month's networking event will be held at Pina Fiesta - 7895 Dixie Hwy on October 8th from 5pm-7pm. This is a great way to find out what is going on in the area and meet other business professionals in the area. This month's event will be sponsored by Jencare.  For more information, contact the event organizer, Rick Fears - 502-905-0639.

It is a great day in Southwest Louisville!

Dine at Khalil's to Support Local Schools


Khalil's will be donating 10% of the receipts during the hours of 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. to the below listed schools on the date the school has chosen.

Where: Khalil's, 10966 Dixie Highway

When: 5:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M.


  1. STONESTREET ELEMENTARY                     OCTOBER 9
  2. LAYNE ELEMENTARY                                  OCTOBER 15
  3. MEDORA ELEMENTARY                               OCTOBER 16
  4. WATSON LANE ELEMENTARY                     OCTOBER 22
  5. STUART MIDDLE                                         OCTOBER 23
  6. EISENHOWER ELEMENTARY                       OCTOBER 29
  7. WILKERSON ELEMENTARY                         OCTOBER 30
  9. FROST MIDDLE                                           NOVEMBER 13

***** Your order will be included whether or not you have a student at the school! *****

Family Golfing in "Golftober"


This "Golftober" partake in a few holes of Golf at some of the best local courses Kentucky has to offer! For only $20, a family of up to four members can play 9 holes at any Metro Parks course with Cart fee included.

When: After 4:30p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during October including: Oct. 4-6; Oct. 11-13; Oct. 18-20 and Oct. 25-27

Where: Any Metro Park Golf Course


•    Bobby Nichols Golf Course, 4301 E. Pages Lane, 502/937-9051 (9 holes)
•    Iroquois Golf Course, 1501 Rundill Road, 502/363-9520 (18 holes)
•    Sun Valley Golf Course, 6505 Bethany Lane, 502/937-9228 (18 holes)

Families are encouraged to book a tee time in advance at the golf course of their choice. Louisville's nine public golf courses offer a quality golfing experience at some of the most affordable prices in the nation. Each course has its own unique character, and some consistently rank among Kentucky's best courses.

For more information:
Call (502) 456-8134 or visit http://www.louisvilleky.gov/MetroParks/golf.

Valley High School hosts Louisville International Festival of Films

Valley High School in conjunction with the Louisville International Film Festival, a film showing of, "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World."

When:Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 2 PM. 

Where: Valley High School

The movie is approximately 2 1/2 hours long.  Following the movie, Kat Kramer, the director's daughter, will sing a medley of songs from her father's films.  The new, state of the art facility is handicapped accessible. 

Tickets $10 advance, $12 at the door. Deadline for advanced tickets is October 8th. Reception catered by Masterson's following. Tickets picked up at the door, to order send check made payable to Louisville Film Arts Festival to Carol Hamilton, 6802 North Dr., Louisville Ky. 40272, or call Carol Hamilton @ 937-1525. Proceeds to benefit Valley High School and are tax deductible. Special door prize drawing for those who preorder tickets. Anyone can attend!


Humana Pink Out for Breast Cancer Awareness

breast cancer awareness

Help Humana promote breast cancer awareness and break the world record for the largest human awareness ribbon, in pink for breast cancer awareness.

When: October 25, 2013

T-shirt pick up begins at 4 p.m.

Ribbon formation begins at 5 p.m.

World record attempt at 5:30 p.m.

Where: Waterfront Park lawn

Humana hopes to raise awareness about the importance of preventive screenings and "inspire health" in our friends and neighbors.  Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join.  Be apart of history and the first 10,000 people will receive a free Breast Cancer Awareness t-shirt.

Brightside Community-Wide Cleanup Saturday - October 26th


david brightside

Make a difference this fall!

Register your family, friends, employer, place of worship, organization or school for the Brightside Community-Wide Cleanup. Last spring, nearly 11,000 volunteers participated, clearing 16 tons of trash from streets, sidewalks and green spaces! Groups select their own cleanup site.

Supply pickup:

When: Saturday, October 12 from 10a-12p

Where:  Iroquois Amphitheater

Brightside’s Fall Community-Wide Cleanup Event:

When: Saturday, October 26

Where: 10200 Dixie Highway (Valley High School parking lot.)

Individuals and groups welcome. Everything you need will be provided, including coffee & donuts. PRPABA will award a CASH prize of $250.00 to the largest group with 30 or more, $150.00 to the second & $100.00 to the third

You must be physically present at the sign-in location to participate in cash award contest.

Forms for Community Service Hours will be available

Participating Volunteers receive:

  • Free T-shirts for volunteers while supplies
  • FREE bags & gloves
  • Recognition in Brightside publications

Registration: Three great options!

  1. Online: www.BrightsideInc.org
  2. Mail: Brightside, 527 W Jefferson St., 2nd Floor, Louisville, KY 40202
  3. Fax: 502.574.5998

Family Trunk or Treat

fright night

Family Fright Night & Trunk or Treat

Where: Valley Station Shopping Center Parking Lot

When: Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 4:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. 

Local businesses/organizations will have plenty of creepy and scary, but child friendly haunted cars and trucks to "Trunk or Treat" in Halloween spirit. 

"Trick or treating" is just one part of Family Fright Night!  There will also be a live DJ from NRG Entertainment, Kids Costume Contest, Bouncy House and more!

Be sure to support the local businesses who help to make this frightastic event possible by visiting their nearest location.  This event is for kids of all ages and something you will want the whole family to experience!


Making Strides Against Breast Cancer - October 27th

breast cancer

Join the American Cancer Society in the fight to end breast cancer at its 16th Annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Louisville.

When: Sunday, October 27, 2013

Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. and the walk starts at 1 p.m.

Where: Waterfront Park 129 E River Rd, Louisville

By participating in this inspiring 5K walk, you not only honor and celebrate those impacted by breast cancer, but every step you take and every dollar raised helps save lives. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. and the walk starts at 1 p.m. When more walkers raise money to fight breast cancer, there will be more survivors able to celebrate more birthdays. For more information or to register a team, call 502-560-6000, visit www.makingstrideslouisville.org or email makingstrideslouisville@cancer.org.

Adopt-A-Pet of the Week


Keller is a two-year-old Whipper/Jack Russell Terrier mix. He likes to run and has a sleek look that makes him beautiful to watch. He’ll thrive in a household with a fenced yard. He’s curious and one volunteer thinks Keller has a thirst for knowledge. He’s a bit of a serious sort,  not a silly, goofball of a dog. He sort of looked askew at a dog who came up to him and wanted to play. He wasn’t aggressive, he just seemed a little confused by what he considered silly behavior. Keller is more of an in-charge kind of guy. While Louisville Metro Animal Services cannot guarantee an animal is housebroken, Keller waits until he is outside on grass to relieve himself, which is a good sign.

You can visit Keller at the Animal House Adoption Center, 3516 Newburg Road or contact LMAS at (502) 473-PETS (7387) or visit our website, www.louisvilleky.gov/animalservices, for more information.


Layla is a lovely calico with a wonderful disposition. Affectionate and friendly, she is living the good life in foster care while she waits to meet her new best friend. Layla enjoys bird-watching, lapsitting and sleeping near her human companions. And she plays too, if a good game comes up! Front declawed by her prior owner, she is a confirmed indoor girl.

You can visit Layla at Louisville Metro Animal Services’ Animal House Adoption Center, 3516 Newburg Road Louisville, KY 40218 or contact LMAS at (502) 473-PETS (7387) for more information.  Visit www.louisvilleky.gov/animalservices to see her friends!

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