District 25 eNews Update, December 5th, 2013

District 25 Update - Councilman David Yates

Dear Neighbors,

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for our area beginning December 5th at 10:00pm and will last until December 7th at 1:00am.  Tonight and tomorrow snow and sleet will accumulate. 

Please take special care when traveling during these dangerous weather conditions.  Please stress to our youth the importance of safe driving practices especially during inclement weather.  Please give yourself ample time for travel to and from work.  Those that can stay off the roads please remain safe at home.

As Winter approaches and the potential for unpredictable weather increases please keep your families safe by keeping reserves of essentials such as food and water as well as blankets, radios, batteries and flashlights.

For more safety tips please see the following links: 

Louisville Metro Snow Status Map: An interactive map that provides updates on Metro Snow Routes.  http://ags2.lojic.org/metrosnowroutes/index.html

Extreme Cold: Prevention Guide to Promote Personal Health and Safety:  http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/winter/pdf/extreme-cold-guide.pdf

Winter Fire Prevention:  http://www.louisvilleky.gov/LouisvilleFire/Winter_Fire_Safety.htm


Safety is of paramount importance to me as your Councilman.  Should you need anything please call my office at (502) 574-1125. 



Old-fashioned Family Holiday Festival At Farnsley-Moremen


Come see the unique Farnsley-Moremen house with all its halls decked for its Old-fashioned Family Holiday Festival.

When: Saturday, December 7th, 2:00-7:00PM

Where: Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing

On Saturday, December 7, bring the family to Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing for photo opportunities with Santa, Christmas crafts for the kids, performances by local choirs, and a tour of the Farnsley-Moremen house decorated for the holidays.

Refreshments will be sold and a "Holiday Wreath Silent Auction" will be held with all proceeds going to preserving the historic property. For more information, visit www.riverside-landing.org or call 935-6809.

Free Leaf Drop Off (11/12 - 12/7)


Citizens will have three options for dropping off fall leaves at no cost. The free leaf drop-off service by Metro Public Works will run from Tuesday, Nov. 12 – Saturday, Dec. 7. The drop off sites will be closed Sundays and Mondays and will not be available on Thanksgiving (Nov. 28) and the day after Thanksgiving (Nov. 29).

The leaf drop-off sites and schedule:

  • 10500 Lower River Road, Tuesday-Saturday, 9am-3pm
  • 595 Hubbards Lane, Tuesday-Saturday, 9am-3pm
  • 636 Meriwether Avenue, Tuesday-Friday, 9am-5pm, Saturday, 9am-3pm

Only loose leaves will be accepted. All containers and bags must be emptied and the bags disposed of off-site. The leaves are turned into compost and used for mulching projects throughout Louisville.

For more information, call MetroCall 311 or visit www.louisvilleky.gov.

Breakfast with Santa


***All-You-Can Eat Breakfast***

When:  Saturday, December 7, 2013, 8am - 11am

Where: Valley Masonic Lodge Hall, 9619 Dixie Highway Louisville, KY 40272

Cost:  Adults - $5, Children 3& under - $4

Breakfast includes eggs, bacon, sausage, country ham, biscuits and gravy, hash browns, pancakes, coffee, milk, and juice.

Your child may have their picture taken with Santa for $2.50.

A "Santa Shop" will be on site for your child to purchase gifts for their family.

Serving The South End


BBQ Dinner and Silent Auction.  Helping people in need in our neighborhood. 

Where:  St. Paul's Church Cafeteria, 6901 Dixie Highway

When:  Saturday, December 7, 2013, 5PM-9PM

Cost: $10 for ages 13 & over, $5 for ages 6-12, 5 & under eat free

Donations benefit the following South End charitable organizations: 

  • Southwest Community Ministries
  • St. Paul's Church
  • Southwest Dixie Communities
  • Shirley's Way

BBQ Dinner with all the fixins'.  Leftovers will be available for purchase by the pound. 

Live Entertainment by Local Musicians & Artists. 

Silent Auction that you will not want to miss!  Perfect time to do some shopping.

Meet Neighbors you did not know you had and stay in touch with your community.

Adult tickets may be purchased at the locations below.  Children's tickets can be purchased the day of the event.  Tickets will also be available the day of the event at St. Paul's Church, 6901 Dixie Hwy. 

Kathy & Joe's Place, 5408 Valley Station Rd., 935-5323

Southwest Assembly of God, 4998 Valley Station Rd., 935-3257

Southwest Community Ministries, 8504 Terry Rd., PRP, 935-0310

Thornhill's Pet Shop, 7280 Dixie Hwy., PRP, 935-4017

Christi's Cafe, 12810 Dixie Hwy., 937-3110

Gap Exhaust Warehouse & Muffler Shop, 4759 Dixie Hwy., PRP, 447-2447

**Note** No ticket needed if you want to come to enjoy the entertainment and bid in the Silent Auction. 

There will be a collection area at the event for your donation of non-perishable food items for Southwest Community Ministries food bank.

Any Questions?  Call Jim Givens, 502-645-2213

Sun Valley Holiday Party


Come celebrate this holiday season with the wonderful folks from Sun Valley Community Center and partake in some festive holiday cheer.

When: Friday, December 13th, 6:30-8:30pm

Where: Sun Valley Community Center, 6505 Bethany lane 40272

Ages: Children 10 and younger

Activities such as cookie decorating, games, upstage dancers, Valley High School's Choir, and Little Dragon Tae Kwon Do demo with much, much more will keep children entertained.  Santa will be present to take pictures with!  Parents please bring your own cameras!

We hope to see you all there!

Dixie Highway Redevelopment Plan Public Meeting Dec. 17th


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.

WHEN: Tuesday, December 17, 7:00pm

WHERE: Southwest Government Center, 7219 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.

Neighborhood Institute 2014


The Center For Neighborhoods is now accepting registrations for the Neighborhood Institute 2014.  Class size is limited. Enrollment is based on first come, first served. 

The classes will run every Tuesday (January 28-April 15, 2014) from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. with dinner provided at New Directions Housing Corp, 1000 E Liberty Street. 

Through comprehensive training, the participants are educated and instructed on a range of topics including...

  • Getting Your Message Out
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Working With Public Officials
  • Accessing Resources
  • Organization Building
  • Strategic Planning
  • Code Enforcement
  • Block Watch & Public Safety
  • Planning, Zoning & Land Use Issues

The Neighborhood Institute Spring 2014 is open to all neighborhoods, Metro Council Districts and the whole community. 

To register for the 12-week program, contact Lisa at 502.589.0343 or lisad@centerforneighborhoods.org

Adopt-A-Pet of the Week


Shadow is a great Labrador retriever who is looking for his forever home. Shadow is an older guy but has bundles of energy. He would love a forever home with a fenced yard just to play in.  He is definitely an indoor dog. Shadow is seriously searching for his forever home, could you be the perfect match for him? Shadow is neutered and current on all shots.

You can visit Shadow at the Animal House Adoption Center, 3516 Newburg Road or contact LMAS at (502) 473-PETS (7387) for more information. Check out Shadow’s friends:  louisvilleky.gov/animalservices


Why Sasha has not been adopted is a mystery! There's absolutely nothing wrong with this elegant cat. Sasha looks like a postcard! Her heart is warm and flowing. She exhibits the kind of affection you might associate with a cat who would be the first to find a happy home! Yet, she just hasn't been picked. Are you ready to provide a second chance?

You can visit Sasha at the Animal House Adoption Center, 3516 Newburg Road or contact LMAS at (502) 473-PETS (7387) for more information.

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601 W Jefferson Street

Louisville, KY 40202

(502) 574-1125

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7219 Dixie Highway

Louisville, KY 40272

(502) 574-7988

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Staff Assistant


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