District 12 eNews | 11.13.13

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Public Meeting on Phase One of Corridor Project Scheduled for December 17


The weather has turned cold, but the excitement surrounding the implementation of the Dixie Highway Corridor Project is heating up. The Corradino Group was recently named as the design team for the project bringing its stellar reputation and commitment to bold design.

To stay up to date and to become involved in the project, mark your calendars for December 17 when a public meeting will be held to learn more about the Dixie Highway Corridor Project, hear the goals and vision behind this development, and share your own ideas for building a better Dixie Highway.

The Corridor Project will be a gamechanger for southwest Louisville and public participation is a key component to ensuring its success. We hope to see you there.

WHEN: Tuesday, December 17, 7:00pm

WHERE: Southwest Government Center, 7219 Dixie Highway

Use Your Holiday Creativity to Support Riverside, the Farnsley-Moreman Landing


On December 7, the Valley Station and PRP Area Business Associations will be co-hosting the Second Annual "Old Fashioned Family Holiday Festival". The proceeds from this event will benefit Riverside, the Farnsley-Moreman Landing.

Organizers are asking for area businesses, schools, church groups and individuals to donate a decorated wreath that can be either homemade or purchased from a local business or florist. The wreath can be seasonal, floral, sporty or just fun. It can be any size but should not contain fresh flowers. Please include a business card or flyer with the wreath so that you will be recognized for your generosity.

The deadline for dropping off or picking up donated wreaths is December 2. Please contact Terri Williams at 593-3328 or get more information about this event at www.valleystation.org.

WHEN: Saturday, December 7, 2:00-7:00pm

WHERE: Riverside, the Farnsley-Moreman Landing, 7410 Moorman Road, 40272

KYnect Joins the Financial Empowerment Services Center

Kentucky's healthcare marketplace has partnered up with the Financial Empowerment Services Center to provide free, one-on-one consultations with citizens interested in learning about or enrolling in a healthcare plan. KYnect's website is home to our state's healthcare marketplace, where individuals can log on and compare plans. At the Financial Empowerment Service Center a KYnector will help you start the process and answer any questions that you may have.

Appointments begin next Friday, November 15th, from 9:00am - 1:00pm, and will last for 30 minutes. To schedule an appointment, call Alison Stuhl at 574-5191.

Light Up Louisville to Feature Two Trees, Begins November 29


Light Up Louisville will be bigger and brighter than ever this year with two Christmas trees adorning each end of the celebration along Fourth Street for the first time.

The city’s main Christmas tree, to be located at 4th & Main streets, is a 25-foot blue spruce donated by the Wessel family of east Louisville. A tall base will support the tree, lifting it high over the crowd gathered for the “Light Up” moment on Nov. 29. This tree will be transported and set up on Friday, November 15.

WHAT: The cutting, transport, and set-up of the Christmas trees for Light Up Louisville and “40 Nights of Lights”. The main Christmas tree will be placed at 4th & Main Streets, and will serve as the centerpiece of the Light Up Louisville event on November 29. A second Christmas tree will be located at 4th & Liberty.

WHEN: November 14 – Christmas tree transported to 4th & Liberty. November 15 – Main Christmas tree transported to 4th & Main.

TARC Public Meeting at Southwest Government Center, November 20

TARC is seeking public comment for feedback on a new fare collection system that will allow passengers to pay for their rides with the tap of a smartcard when they board. Fares will not increase and cash – exact fare - will remain a payment option.

Smartcard payments will replace paper tickets, passes and transfer slips which will be discontinued.  Free transfer trips will remain available with smartcards but will be discontinued with cash fares, under the plans, because drivers will no longer distribute paper transfer slips.

Passes purchased on smartcards will provide unlimited rides for a specific time period beginning with the first use of the pass to pay a fare, unlike paper passes now used which provide rides only on a specific day or during a specific month.  TARC plans to begin offering 7-day passes in addition to 24-hour and 30-day passes with the new system.

Details about the plans, including a draft fare policy that will govern the new system, are available at www.ridetarc.org. Comments will be carefully reviewed and taken into consideration by the TARC Board of Directors before fare collection system decisions are final.

In southwest Louisville, the public meeting will be held...

  • Wednesday, November 20, 2013, Southwest Government Center Courtroom, 7219 Dixie Highway. 5 - 7 p.m.

Public comments can also be submitted via that following...

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