D-13 Grapevine - January 15, 2014


January 15, 2014

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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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Map Crime and sign up for crime alerts from LMPD!

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Please join me in supporting this great program to provide much-needed items to domestic violence shelters throughout our state. I will be volunteering from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at Kroger on New Cut Road in the Auburndale Shopping Center. Hope to see you there! 

VITA Tax Help Returns to Sun Valley Starting Jan. 21st

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program is returning to the Southwest to help low-income families in preparing their tax returns. Families or Individuals that make $52,000 or less are eligible for the service which will help you maximize your tax return. Trained volunteers will be on hand to walk you through your return and check for all eligible credits and exemptions. 

The program begins January 21, 2014 and will run through April 12, 2014.

WHAT: VITA Tax Assistance Program

WHERE: Sun Valley Community Center - 6505 Bethany Lane

WHEN: January 21 - April 12, 2014

  • Tuesdays: 9am - 7pm
  • Wednesdays: 9am - 4pm
  • Thursdays: 9am - 7pm
  • Saturdays: 9am - 2pm

For more information call the Community Center at 937-8802.

Louisville Independent Business Alliance Survey

“The South End has extreme cultural diversity. With UofL a hop away, the business district is growing and could benefit from many different small businesses. It’s a regular topic among our neighborhood associations, most commonly the want for a microbrewery/restaurant. Possibilities are endless in the South End!"    -Cindy Venture, Owner of Beechmont Bombshells

LIBA (Louisville Independent Business Alliance) is working with the City of Louisville to support and grow independent businesses in South Louisville, and we want to hear from you about the businesses you want in your neighborhoods.

Independent businesses are owned by Louisville-area residents and are unique to our city (ie. not a chain).  They contribute to the distinctive character of our neighborhoods and keep more dollars circulating within our community. Some examples include places like: Heine Brothers’ Coffee, Stock Yards Bank, Khalil’s, LeLe’s Boutique, Wild and Woolly Video, etc. 

Please take a minute to take the South Louisville survey. This will help gather info about the types of businesses residents want to see in their neighborhoods.


(Do It By Jan. 31 and You Could Win A Keep South Louisville Weird t-shirt!)


KY Health Insurance Exchange Up & Running!

Kynect will allows Kentuckians access to health insurance plans

Kynect is the Kentucky Health Insurance exchange established by the Affordable Care Act and provides a hub for Kentuckians to shop and compare health care plans for themselves and their families.

The website provides information on tax credits, federal subsidies, and private insurance plans that participate in the Kynect system, and allows individuals to compare plans that suit their needs.

Under the ACA, all individuals must carry health insurance beginning January 1, 2014 and Kynect allows you to find affordable options to meet that obligation.

PLEASE NOTE: March 31, 2013 is the FINAL day to enroll in coverage. You will not have an opportunity to sign-up until the next open enrollment period. Visit the Kynect Health Exchange website at kynect.ky.gov for more information or to enroll in a health plan

Center For Neighborhoods Announces Neighborhood Institute Spring 2014!

The Neighborhood Institute is a leadership education program designed to equip neighborhood leaders with skills and resources needed to initiate positive change in the community through their neighborhood, homeowner, and condo associations.  Classes meet every Tuesday, 6:00 - 8:30PM at New Directions Housing Corporation 1000 East Liberty Street, for 12 consecutive weeks (January 28th – April 15th). Dinner is provided, and the class is offered free of charge.

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 John Hawkins at 502.589.0343<tel:502.589.0343> or johnh@centerforneighborhoods.org<mailto:johnh@centerforneighborhoods.org>

Metro Arts Center Winter Classes Beginning

Wide variety of affordable classes in art, music, photography

The Metro Arts Center offers classes in the fine and applied arts for youth, teens, adults and seniors, and the new schedule of winter classes is underway.  Pottery, painting, photography, cartooning, silversmithing, and more—there’s something for everyone, and all skill levels are welcome.

Classes typically meet once a week for eight weeks (there are some shorter-term classes), with fees ranging from $45 to $110.

The Metro Arts Center is located at 8360 Dixie Highway.  For program information and to view the complete class schedule, please visit http://www.Metro-Parks.org/recreation/metroarts.htm or call 502-937-2055.

OBPA January Meeting

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Plan ahead to attend the first member meeting of 2014 on January 30th. Doors open at 7 AM for this great learning and networking opportunity at the Okolona Firehouse, 8501 Preston (40219), Event will feature a catered hot breakfast and terrific speaker, Joe Bonura, who will address "Thriving on the Challenge of a New Year”  

Thank you to Glenn Gilbert of State Farm Insurance and Jerry Hoganson of Wesley Manor Retirement Community for co-sponsoring our breakfast

Please share and forward this information with others, and think about a guest or two you'd like to invite. Guests are in for a real treat from speaker Joe Bonura, who has worked with many large companies and groups, and is sure to leave you inspired to tackle a new year with gusto!   



Derby City Fly Fishers will host the ninth annual Kentuckiana Fly Fishing Show on Saturday, January 25, 2014, 9:00 a.m.to 5:00 p.m. at the Fern Valley Inn and Conference Center located at 2715 Fern Valley Road.  Admission is $7.  Active and retired military, and children 12 and under are free. This year’s event will offer various unique items for raffle as follows:

  • Coach Denny Crum will fish with the raffle winner and a maximum of up to 5 of his/her friends at Coach Crum's home in the spring of 2014.
  • Fishing Rod donated by Northern KY Fly Fishers
  • Fishing Rod donated by Evansville, IN Fly Rod Club
  • One Day conference at Wooded Glen Retreat & Conference Center in Henryville, IN for up to 10 guests.  Includes breakfast, lunch and continuous snack bar.
  • Framed picture of a person fishing
  • Hand carved wooden plaque made to order per directions of raffle winner

At Reel Recovery's table, you buy the # of raffle tickets that you want, and you place them in any and all of the boxes that you are interested in having a chance. Raffle tickets are sold 1 for $1, 6 for $5, 12 for $10 or 25 for $20.