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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 24, 2013

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9th District Fall Community Cleanup on SATURDAY!

Fall Cleanup

In partnership with Brightside we will be cleaning up the 9th District this 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 Kyle Ethridge if you would like to volunteer or download the registration form.  To view a flyer with all details click here.

Prescription Drug Disposal on SATURDAY

The Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy (ODCP) is hosting a National drug take back day on Saturday, October 26, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at various collection sites in Jefferson County.  The closest site to 40206 is CVS Pharmacy parking lot, 2106 Brownsboro Road.  Collection will be done by LMPD.  To view other locations near 40206 please click here.  Read the EPA’s guidelines on how to dispose of medicines properly by clicking here. For more information visit or call 800-882-9539.

Notice of Planning & Design Public Meetings

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

Case No. 13Variance1037
You are invited to attend a Board of Zoning Adjustment review for a variance from the Land Development Code to allow a proposed addition to encroach into a required side yard.
Subject Property: 3905 Leland Road, City of Bellewood
Case Manager: Jon Crumbie (
Meeting Type: Board of Zoning Adjustment
Date: Monday, November 4, 2013
Time: Meeting will begin at 8:30 A.M. 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.

Where to Purchase a Rain Barrel

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My office has received several inquiries about where to purchase rain barrels.  I thought I’d share the following information for future reference.


  1. 15Thousand Farmers is a non-profit group in Louisville that supports people in backyard gardening.  They sell rain barrels at the Plant Kingdom, 4101 Westport Road.  There is more information on their rain barrels on their website at  Their website also has a video about how to install a rain barrel.
  2. Louisville Nature Center sells rain barrels at their facility at 3745 Illinois Avenue (across from the Zoo).  Their website has more information at Their phone number is 458-1328.
  3. MSD’s website lists the following places in Louisville to purchase rain barrels:


Frankfort Avenue's Last Food Truck Sunday on Sunday

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Frankfort Avenue will host the last Food Truck Sunday of the season on Sunday, October 27th from 11:00am-4:00pm. The event will include fare from local food trucks and a mini farmer's market on the lawn of St. Joe's Children's Home, 2823 Frankfort Avenue. Retailers along Frankfort Avenue will host trick or treating for the whole family, and attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to donate to the United Crescent Hill Ministries food pantry. Participating food trucks include French-Indo Canada, Grind, Jam Pan, Lil Cheezers, Sweet N Savory, Johnny's Diner Car, and Hi-Five Doughnuts. The event is free and open to the public and a portion of the food truck sales will benefit St. Joe's. Visit or email Andrei at for more information.

Bowman Field Neighbor Letter

Please click here to read the letter dated 10/18/13 to Bowman Field Neighbors for an update on their upcoming work to comply with the FAA’s airspace requirements for Bowman Field.

  Bowman Field

Olmsted Parkways Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements Project Public Input Sessions

Olmsted Parks

Louisville Metro Parks & Recreation will host a series of public meetings to gather input on the Olmsted Parkways Shared Use Path preliminary line and grade plan, a bicycle/pedestrian improvement project.  The focus of the meetings will be the proposed design for building a shared use path along the parkways, and the design for a road diet to allow for bicycle lanes along the parkways.

Meeting Dates and Locations:

  • October 28, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., First Gethsemane Baptist Church, 1159 Algonquin Parkway
  • October 29, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Shawnee Golf Course clubhouse, 460 Northwestern Parkway
  • November 4, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Ashland Avenue Firehouse, 501 Ashland Avenue

    The Olmsted Parkways master plan was completed in January 2008, developed with citizen input gained from seven public meetings held throughout 2007, and outlines alternatives for bicycle and pedestrian improvements for the parkways. Metro Parks is now completing the Phase 1 Design component of the project, which includes all of Southern Parkway, all of Algonquin Parkway, and Southwestern Parkway from Gibson Lane to Broadway.  The meeting will begin with an open house at 6:00pm.  The presentation of the plan begins at 7:00pm, followed by a question and answer period.

Halloween on Hillcrest Avenue

Crescent Hill's Hillcrest Avenue was just named one of the best Halloween neighborhoods in the nation! Read the Courier-Journal article here. Take a walk over to Hillcrest and stroll down the street to enjoy the Halloween decorations. When you come, don't forget to bring a can good for the United Crescent Hill Ministries (UCHM) food pantry!

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  Halloween on Hillcrest

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.

Trivia Night for UCHM

United Crescent Hill Ministries (UCHM) Trivia Night sponsored by Grace Immanuel United Church of Christ to benefit UCHM.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the games begin at 7:00 p.m. at 150 S. State Street.  Cost is $100 per table/team with a maximum of 8 people per table.  To make reservations call 893-0346 by October 25.  Click the following link to view the flyer with more information Grace_Immanuel_Trivia_Night


Drop Off Flood Debris at City Waste Reduction Center

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Citizens who have damaged household items from the record rainfall earlier this month can take it to the city’s Waste Reduction Center at 636 Meriwether Ave.  There will be no charge for citizens of Louisville/Jefferson County. However, residents will have to provide two forms of identification to verify their Jefferson County residency. They will need to present to the attendant a utility bill and a driver’s license. The flood debris drop-off service will run from Tuesday, October 8th – Saturday, October 26th, 2013. The hours of operation for the free drop off are: Monday -- Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Please note that the Waste Reduction Center is normally closed Monday and Tuesday but will be opened for citizen flood debris drop-off only. Commercial/business vehicles will have to pay the normal fees for dumping flood debris or other materials during this period. If a citizen hires an individual or business to remove the flood debris, the citizen will need to accompany them to the drop-off center or provide the hauler with the same two forms of identification to present at the facility. For more information, call MetroCall 311 or visit

Pace Car Program Available in the 9th District!

Pace Car Sticker

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.

Friday, October 25: Historic Frankfort Avenue will host a special F.A.T. Friday Halloween Hop from 6:00 to 10:30 p.m. Hoppers are encouraged to dress in costume and bring the whole family for trick or treating along The Avenue. Many businesses will host special offers, live music and refreshments. Free trolleys will run along Frankfort Avenue from Cannons Lane to River Road. The F.A.T. Friday Trolley Hop, held year-round on the final Friday of every month, provides FREE parking and transportation to participating shops, restaurants and galleries along the Frankfort, Mellwood and Story Avenue corridor.  For more information visit  

  • Margaret’s Consignment, 2700 Frankfort Avenue, will host a costume contest at 7:30pm where the winner will receive a $50 Margaret’s gift card, as well as live entertainment by Tanita Gaines in the courtyard and Halloween treats for the kids.    
  • South Bayly Boutique, 107 S. Bayly Avenue, will host palm readings by “The Bluegrass Gypsy” from 7pm-9pm and Halloween specials in the store.    
  • WaterSide at River Park Place, 1500 River Shore Drive, will host a “Boos & Blues” street party from 5pm-10pm featuring food trucks, a costume contest, live music by “Carla and the MOB” and a cash bar.    
  • BAZ and BEA Boutique, located in the Mellwood Arts Center #175, will host a “Black & White Sale” featuring 10% off of all black and white apparel and accessories.
  • Modern Cult Records, 2001 Frankfort Avenue, will play spooky music and serve complimentary refreshments.  
  • Urban Farmhouse Market, 2830 Frankfort Avenue, will offer a 25% discount on select items and serve complimentary refreshments.  
  • A Reader’s Corner Bookstore, 2044 Frankfort Avenue, will host a book signing by Gerald McDaniel of his book, Night Sweats & Graffiti, and live music on the front porch from 7:00pm-9:00pm.  
  • The Comfy Cow, 2221 Frankfort Avenue, will give a free kids scoop to any toddler or young child wearing a cow costume.  
  • The Tangerine Closet, 2359 Frankfort Avenue, will give a free infinity scarf of your choice with any $100 or more purchase.  
  • Varanese Restaurant, 2106 Frankfort Avenue, will host live jazz music and FAT Friday drink specials.
  • Just Creations, 2722 Frankfort Avenue, community shopping night from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. to benefit St. Andrew United Church of Christ.  15% of sales will be donated to the church for their mission projects.
  • Third Lutheran Church, 1864 Frankfort Avenue, will host Trunk or Treat and chili supper from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Trick-or-treaters will encounter a haunted narthex area that will lead them into the fellowship hall, where the band LAME will be playing and delicious chili will be offered in return for a donation for the South Central Conference ELCA youth to attend the 2015 national youth gathering in Detroit. All are welcome!

Friday, October 25:  Clifton Center, 2117 Payne Street, welcomes  Trio Brasileiro at 8 p.m.  Formed in 2011, Trio Brasileiro has already made a name for itself as an ensemble worthy of international attention. Their stunning virtuosity is matched with remarkable musicianship and a deep devotion to the language of music, allowing them to achieve a one-of-a-kind sound that shares equal parts understated subtlety and irresistible groove. But it is their love of the traditional music of Brazil and the connection between brothers – by birth and by bonds of friendship – that create a very rare and profound beauty.  For more information, please visit or call (502) 896-8480.

Friday, October 25:  The Clifton Unitarian Universalist (UU) Church will present its 7th Annual Sustainability Fair on Friday, October 25 from 5-9pm.  This outdoor event is one block off of Frankfort Avenue at Rastetter Avenue.  Make it one of your stops on the FAT Friday Trolley Hop on Frankfort Avenue.  Promoting sustainable businesses, organizations, and technologies. Delicious sustainable foods and locally brewed beer available.  Free live entertainment and music. For more information contact Clifton UU Church representative at 502-548-3410 or  Stop by the Green Triangle booth at the event and say hello!

Friday, October 25: Bourbons Bistro, 2255 Frankfort Avenue, will host its first annual BurBoo festival beginning at 7:00 p.m. This will feature $5 Burgoo and drink specials outside. In addition, they will be celebrating this festive event with live music from local favorite, Brent Mathis.  For more information call 894-8838.

Saturday, October 26: 14th Annual Fall Community Clean-up in partnership with Brightside from 8:30 am – Noon.  Volunteers will be working along Mellwood/Zorn Avenue cleaning up litter and debris along the roadside.  Volunteers should plan to meet at 8:30 a.m. in the lower parking lot of the Mellwood Arts Center for breakfast and coffee.  The cleanup will officially begin at 9:00 a.m.  Register to help clean up the 9th District with Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh’s team by calling 574-1109 or clicking here.  FREE coffee provided by Heine Brothers’ Coffee and FREE breakfast sandwiches provided by Clifton McDonald’s.  FREE bags, gloves, tools and t-shirts (on first-come, first-serve basis) will be provided.   

Saturday, October 26:  16th Annual Halloween Festival in Brown Park from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.   There will be games, music, hayrides, etc. Trick-or-Treating will begin promptly at 11:30 a.m. and end at 1:30 p.m.  The children will start at the pavilion and proceed through the “haunted forest”, along the paths, where each organization will be set up. The event will end at 2:00 p.m.  For additional information, visit or contact 899-2523 or email to

Saturday, October 26: LFPL Bon Air Branch, 2816 Del Rio Place, presents Cultural Showcase: Faces of Islam at 1:00 p.m.  For more information email  

Saturday, October 26: Carmichael’s, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, welcomes husband and wife team Roberta Simpson Brown and Lonnie E. Brown for a spine-chilling afternoon of ghost stories from their new book Kentucky Hauntings: Homespun Ghost Stories & Unexplained History at 4:00 p.m. In this thrilling collection of paranormal tales, anyone looking for a friendly scare will not be disappointed! Weaving together factual accounts of unexplained events, peculiar headlines, and local legends passed down from a time when most homes lacked electricity, Kentucky Hauntings combines stories with commentary on historic customs. Come celebrate Kentucky’s rich heritage of storytelling. Happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 26: For Teens Who Love To Sing The A Cappella Festival of Kentuckiana (October 26, 2013) is a GREAT way for Kentuckiana teens (grades 8-12) to learn more about a cappella singing.  Sponsored by the Pride of Kentucky and the Thoroughbred choruses.  See for full information, registration information, financial aid applications, deadlines, and printable flyers and brochures.  

Saturday, October 26: A Reader’s Corner Bookstore, 2044 Frankfort Avenue and Blackwyrm Publishing will be hosting a book signing with several authors including L. Andrew Cooper and Christopher Kokoski from 1pm-3pm. Please call 897-5578 for more information.

Sunday, October 27: Frankfort Avenue will host the last Food Truck Sunday of the season from 11:00am-4:00pm. The event will include fare from local food trucks and a mini farmer’s market on the lawn of St. Joe’s Children’s Home, 2823 Frankfort Avenue. Retailers along Frankfort Avenue will host trick or treating for the whole family, and attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to donate to the United Crescent Hill Ministries food pantry. Participating food trucks include French-Indo Canada, Grind, Jam Pan, Lil Cheezers, Sweet N Savory, Johnny’s Diner Car, and Hi-Five Doughnuts. The event is free and open to the public and a portion of the food truck sales will benefit St. Joe’s. Visit or email Andrei at for more information. 

Sunday, October 27: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5k walk.  Join the American Cancer Society in the fight to end breast cancer at its 16th Annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of 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 or email

Sunday, October 27: Carmichael’s, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, welcomes beloved Kentucky writer George Ella Lyon for a reading from her latest collection of poetry Many-Storied House at 4:00 p.m. While teaching aspiring writers, Lyon asked her students to write a poem based on memories rooted in a house where they had lived. Working on the assignment herself, Lyon began a personal journey, writing many poems for each room. In this intimate book, she strives to answer lingering questions about herself and her family: “Here I stand, at the beginning,” she writes in the opening lines of the volume, “with more questions than answers.”

Monday, October 28: Carmichael’s, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, is very pleased to host award-winning and bestselling author Lee Smith for a reading from and signing of her new novel Guests on Earth at 7:00 p.m. The year is 1936 and Evalina Toussaint is just thirteen when she is admitted to Highland Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina. A child piano prodigy, she becomes the accompanist for the musical programs at the hospital and meets such notable guests as Zelda Fitzgerald. Guests on Earth, Smith’s first novel in six years, is a mesmerizing story about a time and a place where creativity and passion, theory and medicine, fact and fiction, are luminously intertwined by a writer at the height of her craft.

Tuesday, October 29: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, will host Microsoft Word I class at 9:00 a.m.  Call 574-1793 for more information and to make a reservation. 

Tuesday, October 29: LFPL Bon Air Branch, 2816 Del Rio Place, presents Muslim Contributions to Science, Medicine and Mathematics at 6:00 p.m.  For more information email

Wednesday, October 30: LFPL Bon Air Branch, 2816 Del Rio Place, presents Islamic Mysticism at 6:00 p.m.  For more information email

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