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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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Thursday, May 8, 2014

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No. 9 eNews Articles:

Responsible Recycling Event this SATURDAY

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The 9th District and the Energy Pros are holding a One Stop Drop Responsible Recycling Event on Saturday, May 10th from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm at Louisville Water Tower Park, home of the WaterWorks Museum, 3005 River Road. This drive-thru event is FREE.  While sponsored by District 9, any citizens in Louisville may participate at this FREE event. Businesses may not drop off items at this event. We will be accepting a multitude of items to be reused or recycled. Click here to view a flyer for the event, which lists everything that will be accepted at the event.

Notice of Planning & Design Public Meetings

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

Case Number: 14MOD1000
The proposal is for a Binding Element Amendment on the Masonic Home property to allow restricted access from Ormond Road, Leland Road, Washington Square and Elmwood Avenue.
Subject Property: 3701 Frankfort Avenue
Date: WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2014
Time: Meeting will begin at 1:00 PM and continue until all cases are heard
Location: Metro Development Center, Conference Room 101, 444 S. 5th St. Louisville, KY 40202

Case Number: 14Variance1022
You are invited to attend a Board of Zoning Adjustment review of variances of the Land
Development Code for related to an office development.
Subject Property: 101 Oxford Place
Case Manager: Latondra Yates (
Meeting Type: Board of Zoning Adjustment
Date: Monday, May 19, 2014
Time: Meeting will begin at 8:30 A.M. and continue until all cases are heard
Location: Metro Development Center, Conference Room 101, 444 So. 5th Street 40202


For basic details for above case/s please visit  Click on “Case Information – eCustomer Services” link.  Then select the “home” tab and select the type of case and enter the above case number.  For specific case information please call or email the above listed case manager.  If you have any questions please contact Planning & Design directly at 574-6230.

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SeniorCare Experts Shred and Drug toss event

Senior Care Experts

SeniorCare Experts (SCE), 145 Thierman Lane, is hosting a SHRED your documents day on Saturday, May 17 from 9:00 a.m. – Noon. Along with Metro Louisville Police they will also have an unused DRUG TOSS/DISPOSAL. For information call SeniorCare Experts at 896-2316. 

FREE Shakespeare in the Park

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Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh, Councilman David Tandy, and White Clay Consulting present Kentucky Shakespeare’s Shakespeare in the Park’s production of HAMLET in Story Avenue Park, 1519 Story Avenue on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. Considered by many to be Shakespeare’s greatest work, this thrilling and deeply moving 90-minute, 8-actor adaptation follows the story of tragic hero Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. Kentucky Shakespeare is the largest in-school touring arts education provider in the Commonwealth and the oldest free Shakespeare festival in the United States. For more information visit

6th Annual Buy Local First Fair

Buy Local First Fair

The Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) will host the 6th Annual Buy Local Fair Sunday, May 18, 2014, at The Louisville Water Tower Park from 12:00pm - 6:00pm. The fair will host a variety of local businesses, bands, artists and craftspeople, community organizations, and farmers. The event will feature concerts, a cooking competition, a wide variety of Louisville’s diverse and local food scene, retail vendors, a KY Brewers Guild craft beer tent, and a children's area sponsored by Louisville Water and the Kentucky Science Center. Admission is free.  Parking is $5/car.  Bicycles are encouraged and free (bicycle valet is sponsored by VO2 Multisports. Four area Zumba instructors will keep festival-goers in shape with a live Zumba demonstration, and local bands Bookshelf, Karston Nelson, Small Time Napoleon, and Field of Kings will keep the groove going. RYE on Market will defend its title in this year’s Iron Chef-style cooking competition against Decca.


The mission of the Buy Local Fair is to provide a venue that fosters cooperation, cross-pollination and strength in numbers for locally-owned, independent entities. By bringing together customers of various businesses, farms, craftspeople and bands unique to the Louisville-area, we expose a variety of endeavors to new audiences and increase business for all.

2014 Langan Award to Carla Ruschival

Carla Ruschival

The Kentucky School for the Blind (KSB) will present the prestigious Paul J. Langan Distinguished Service Award to Carla Ruschival during the school’s 172nd Founder’s Day Program on Fri., May 9, 2014 at 12 PM in Richie Auditorium, 1867 Frankfort Avenue.  The program is open to the public.

Ruschival, a Clifton neighborhood resident, is a graduate of KSB and the University of Louisville. She is a devoted school advocate and is an avid supporter of its various activities and alumni association.  Her work has made an impact in the community where she has advocated for changes that have made for safer travel for pedestrians who are blind and visually impaired.  She is the host of Sound Prints, an audio magazine program that features news and events of interest to people who are blind and visually impaired that is aired on Sunday through ACB Radio and on weekends through Kentucky Central Radio Eye.  At the state level, she represents the KY Council of the Blind on the Office for the Blind Statewide Rehabilitation Council.   Nationally, she serves as treasurer for the American Council of the Blind, one of the largest blind/visually impaired consumer organizations.


The Langan Award was established in 1992 and is dedicated to former superintendent Paul J. Langan (1945-56) in recognition of his outstanding service and constructive leadership. His innovative approach to education established the foundation for continued improvement of the education of blind and visually impaired children at the school.      

APH on Louisville Life – KET

Louisville Life

KET shot a video a couple of weeks ago at the American Printing House for the Blind (APH) and it’s now available online.  It was taken for Louisville Life—which KET produces. Click on link to see video Louisville Life - KET.

Future air times on KET and KET2 include:

  • Thursday night, May 8 at 12:30/11:30 pm CT on KET
  • Friday, May 9 at 5:30/4:30 pm CT on KET2
  • Monday, May 12 at 11:30/10:30 pm CT on KET




World Affairs Council Hosting Opportunities


Did you know that the World Affairs Council (WAC) brings more than 200 international adult and youth visitors to Kentucky throughout the year? Visitors from all over the world come here for professional and cultural programs to compare and learn from American counterparts, share their own cultural programs and take home innovative ideas to improve the world. This work is not possible without caring citizen diplomats like WAC volunteers. To continue ensuring the warm and hospitable experience that makes Kentucky famous, they need your help as homestay hosts and volunteers for several upcoming programs.

WAC Provides:

  • Professional and cultural programming (delegates will attend meetings during the day).
  • All necessary transportation to and from meetings.
  • An in-home orientation for hosts.
  • Orientation and cultural programming for visitors.

Homestay Host Responsibilities:

  • Provide a private sleeping area.
  • Include the delegate(s) in breakfast and dinner.

Include the delegate(s) in planned evening activities and share your city with them!

For more information on homestays or hosting opportunities, please contact Christy Rhodes, Visitor Program Manager, at

  • Open World Russia – Healthcare May 23 - 31, 2014. WAC is seeking volunteer(s) to host 1-2 delegates from Russia. These visitors will be traveling to Louisville on a healthcare program through Open World, an international professional exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Library of Congress. This program brings emerging leaders from Eurasia to the U.S. to explore their professional theme, American civil society and community life. Delegates include hospital directors, emergency medical specialists, a trauma research fellow, a cardiac surgeon and more. 
  • Russia: Accountable Governance (Young Professionals) June 6 - 14, 2014. There will be 6 delegates and 1 facilitator. Hosts needed for an Open World Russia program on the topic of Accountable Governance. The delegates come from a variety of backgrounds relating to government accountability and have been selected as delegates on this important topic. 




9th District Spring/Summer Newsletter

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The spring/summer District 9 newsletter is hot off the press! Check out the electronic version and read updates on: CycLOUvia, Responsible Recycling event, Ban the Box ordinance, residential traffic circles on Nanz Ave, CIF/NDF snapshot, Brightside’s One Bright City initiative, and the 2014 calendar.  The newsletter is available online by clicking here.  Residents that don’t have access to a computer or internet may contact our office at      574-1109 to request a paper copy be mailed to them. 

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.

Thursday, May 8: Call to action meeting at the Academy at Shawnee, 4018 W. Market Street, at 6:00 p.m. in the Auditorium.  The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the 3:1 Project focused on three adults for every child (social/emotional; academic/behavioral; advocate/mentor).

Thursday, May 8: The Clifton Center, 2117 Payne Street will host a concert by Trio Brasileiro at 7:30pm. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at or at Carmichael's Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue.  For more information, please visit or call (502) 896-8480.

Friday, May 9: Alice Culin-Ellison will be playing violin with her baroque ensemble Such Sweete Melodie.  Since this is her hometown, Alice will be featured playing several violin sonatas. Join them at 7:30 p.m. at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 1205 Maple Lane, Anchorage, KY. Admission is $20.00.

Saturday, May 10: The 9th District and One Stop Drop are holding a Responsible Recycling Event from 9:00 am to Noon at Louisville Water Tower Park, home of the WaterWorks Museum, 3005 River Road.  If you are interested in volunteering please call 574-1109 or email

Saturday, May 10: Bingham Park volunteer opportunity from 10:00 a.m. - Noon.  Bingham Park is located on Coral Avenue off Frankfort Avenue.  Cleanups are scheduled the 1st Saturday of every month.  Please note these dates are subject to cancellation due to weather. For more information and to register, please call Sarah Wolff at 456-8125 or visit

Saturday, May 10: The American Printing House for the Blind (APH), 1839 Frankfort Avenue is excited to announce an event, Exploring with All the Senses from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.   The park-like grounds of APH are a delight for all the senses. Children and their parents will take time for a sensory exploration-- smelling the bright spring greenery, feeling the rough bark of trees and the smooth stone walls, identifying birds by their songs. Our guest leader for this event is a naturalist from the Louisville Nature Center. The event is free, but there are limited spaces, so reservations are required.  Call 502-899-2213 or send email to by noon on May 9 to make reservations. Best for children ages 5-12.

Saturday, May 10: Just Creations, 2722 Frankfort Avenue, hosts a World Fair Trade Day - celebrating the faces of fair trade. Enjoy craft activities for kids from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Raffles of fair trade and organic sweeteners and nut butters.

Saturday, May 10: 2-year survival party at Apocalypse Brew Works, 1612 Mellwood Avenue. Gates open at 2:00 p.m. until the end! Enjoy live music with the Moondogs and the Uncommon Houseflies. Food trucks Traveling Kitchen & Johnny's Diner Car. Beer releases: Watermelon, Hurricane Hefeweizen and Oertel's 1912 Kentucky Common Dark Cream ale. Dogs are always welcome!

Saturday, May 10FCCBikeWorks open house and fundraiser from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. at 1217 Logan Street. This is a great opportunity for supporters to meet each other and check out the set-up of the shop. If you would like to contribute please click here. For more information visit their Facebook page at

Saturday, May 10: Kentucky Homefront at 7:30 p.m. at the Clifton Center, 2117 Payne Street. Tickets are $12 and children and students are $5. First Hour - Such Sweet Melodie with Alice Culin-Ellison.  Second Hour - Tristen Brooke & Cameron Culbertson and Take Two (June Kelley-Roy and Mike Mitchell).  Remember to listen to the broadcasts every Saturday at 8 am on WFPK 91.9 and at 6 pm on Crescent Hill Radio via the internet at

Tuesday, May 13: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, will host Advance Directives workshop at 2:00 p.m. Join Janice Ward of the Ratterman Brothers Funeral Home Speakers Bureau and a local attorney specializing in elder care law as they discuss advance directives.

Tuesday, May 13: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, will host 6 Things to Improve Your Mind, Body & Performance through Biohacking at 7:00 p.m. Simple things that will lead to more energy & focus, a higher IQ, and a healthier body all while sleeping less but feeling better.  Daniel Ledford will explain how he employed these techniques to overcome his debilitating health problems and how you can use them to improve your life.

Wednesday, May 14: Carmichael's Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, is delighted to welcome former Louisvillian Sarah Combs for a reading from her debut novel for teens Breakfast Served Anytime at 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 14 - Sunday, May 18: “Sacred Earth Sacred Self” is the theme of the 19th annual Festival of Faiths, an event that celebrates the diversity of our faith traditions, promotes unity and strengthens the role of faith in society through common action. It will occur May 14-18 at Actors Theatre of Louisville. An Interfaith Service: A Call to Prayer, will be at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, at the Cathedral of the Assumption, 433 S. Fifth Street. Among the speakers this year are two of America’s most notable literary figures – poet, farmer, essayist and activist Wendell Berry and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and environmentalist Gary Snyder – as well as Patrick Holden, founder of Great Britain’s Sustainable Food Trust; and Shayk Hamza Yusuf, president and co-founder of Zaytuna College. For more information, Tickets on sale at Actors Theatre of Louisville box office (502) 584-1205


Thursday, May 15: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, will host Think Your Way to Success.  A spiritual understanding and demonstration of how to create your goals. Other dates: May 15th at 2:00 p.m. and Thursday, May 29 at 7:00 p.m.

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