D13 Grapevine - October 16, 2013


October 16, 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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JMF Hosts Mayor's Hike & Outdoor Adventure This Saturday

Families can enjoy the fall colors at the Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Hike and Outdoor Adventure, this Saturday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Get a pumpkin, take a hay ride, hike a trail or adventurous souls can climb the Alpine tower.

This free event is part of the Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement, which encourages better health and wellness by highlighting ways to increase physical activity. It’s also part of the Walktober series in partnership with YMCA of Greater Louisville to highlight walking and hiking as fun, healthy activities. 

The first 500 participants receive a T-shirt. Mayor Greg Fischer will kick things off before the hiking and other activities.

Activities include a children’s nature exploration area, Alpine Tower climbs, pumpkin decorating for the kids, hayrides, archery, and canoe and kayaking demonstrations. The Forest’s volunteer trail team and staff will lead hikes at various skill levels. Trails range in length from one-fifth of a mile up to five miles, and have terrain varying from relatively flat to rugged.

District 13 will have an information booth at the hike. Drop by to discuss district concerns needs, or just for a friendly chat. We look forward to meeting you!

The Mayor’s Hike and Outdoor Adventure is presented by Quest Outdoors and supported by Cemex and Dairy Queen Grill and Chill.

LIHEAP Update: Program Suspended

Pre-registrations cancelled for remainder of October

Due to the current Federal Government Shutdown, LIHEAP (the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) in Jefferson County is suspended until further notice.  Effective immediately, pre-registration sites scheduled during the remainder of October at various community and senior centers will be cancelled. As soon as a reinstatement of LIHEAP is confirmed, more information will be made available.

The Federal Government shutdown has caused a lapse in appropriations for the LIHEAP Subsidy Phase. This lapse of funding has caused Louisville Metro Department of Community Services and Revitalization (CSR) to make the difficult decision to stop the LIHEAP Subsidy pre-enrollment process and furlough seasonal staff.

For more information about LIHEAP, got www.louisvilleky.gov/cap or call CAP at 574-1157 (TDD available at Metro Call – 574-5000); or Community Action Kentucky at 1-800-456-3452.

The Park Has Eyes (about 10,000 of them at Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular!)

Iroquois Park is the place to be for a unique, new Halloween themed attraction featuring fantastically carved pumpkins, arranged in themes set to music.  Event runs through November 2nd. Gates open 7 p.m. nightly. Tickets SUN-THURS: Adults $12, seniors $10, kids age 3-12 $9; FRI&SAT: Adults $15, sensiors $13, kids age 3-12 $12.  Proceeds benefit Metro Parks Foundation and Kosair Charities.




Temporary Job Opportunity - Good Option for Group Projects

A local security company that helps provide staffing for some of the events and conventions that come to Louisville has jobs available to do badge checks for the Future Farmers of America convention and expo. The company often uses school or church groups for hours after classes, and retirees and seniors during the day. They can still use more groups or anyone wanting to work the 3 days of FFA show. The days are Oct. 30, 31, and Nov. 1.  Times are 7 am to 4pm or 4pm to 9pm. It pays $7.50 an hour. Those interested in more details may contact District 13's office at 574-1113, or email vicki.welch@louisvilleky.gov.