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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, July 17, 2014

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Clifton Preservation District Guidelines Update

Clifton ARC vote

For the past 3 years members of the Clifton Task Force have been diligently working to update the Clifton Preservation Guidelines. On July 9, 2014, the Clifton ARC voted unanimously to accept the recommendations for revisions from the Clifton Task Force. The revised guidelines will be sent to the Landmarks Commission for review and vote on Thursday, August 21. If they are approved they will then be sent to the Metro Council for final approval. Stay tuned for more updates.

Crescent Hill Reservoir Temporarily Closed
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Get a glimpse of the work on Thursday, July 17 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at Crescent Hill Reservoir, at the corner of 3018 Frankfort Avenue and Reservoir Avenue. Before the Crescent Hill Reservoir temporarily closes, get a glimpse of the unique restoration project at this 1879 structure. This is a hard-hat tour. Bring your own hat or Louisville Water will provide one. There are photo/video opportunities inside and outside the Gatehouse.

Beginning July 21, the Crescent Hill Reservoir will temporarily close to walkers and runners as Louisville Water completes the restoration project at the site.  Since the winter, visitors to the Reservoir have noticed the scaffolding that surrounds the Gatehouse, the Gothic-style structure that sits between the basins. 

Louisville Water is replacing the roof on the Gatehouse and restoring the interior and exterior features. Louisville Water closed part of the Reservoir's walking/running path when the project started. Now, as the project enters the final phase, Louisville Water needs to entirely close the Reservoir to the public. Contractors will repair the stonework on the stairs that lead up to the Gatehouse and Louisville Water is unable to keep the walking path open. The work should be complete by mid-September.  

The Crescent Hill Reservoir and Gatehouse is a favorite walking destination and Louisville Water looks forward to reopening it to the public. Constructed in 1878, the facility was part of Louisville Water's expansion in the late 19th century and is part of the company’s water treatment process today.  The Gatehouse contains the original valves that controlled the flow of water in and out of the Reservoir and features exquisite architectural detail both inside and out.  In 1878, Chief Engineer Charles Hermany designed the Gatehouse to resemble a building he’d seen on the Rhine River. Today, the facility is a Kentucky Historic site. Except for some work after the 1974 tornado, this facility has not had an extensive restoration. You can watch the progress at or on twitter @louisvillewater 

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 No. 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: MONDAY, JULY 28, 2014
Time: Meeting will begin at 6:00 PM and continue until the case has been heard
Location: East Government Center, 200 Juneau Drive, Louisville, KY (Middletown) 40243


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.

Alcoholic Beverage License Notifications

Attached please find a Change to License memo and Courier Journal Legal advertisement for an NQ2 Restaurant Liquor by the Drink and NQ Retail Malt Beverage by the Package License(s) being applied for, located at 2868 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, KY. 40206.  The ad ran in The Courier Journal Saturday, July 12, 2014.


Melvin D. Rowe Closing Frankfort Avenue Gallery

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Melvin D. Rowe, a Louisville, Kentucky native, began selling his functional stoneware in 1971 and has been successfully retailing and wholesaling throughout the country since 1981. Rowe's gallery and studio, Pottery Rowe, moved to Frankfort Avenue in Clifton in 1988. The Frankfort Avenue gallery is closing its doors on Saturday, July 19th. However, Rowe will continue creating art based out of his Henry County, Kentucky studio, located on his farm, Roweheim. Rowe's work is available in Louisville at Craft{s} Gallery and A Taste of Kentucky. Statewide, his pottery is represented by The Kentucky Artisan Center in Berea, Completely Kentucky in Frankfort, and numerous state park gift shops. It is also available on his website:

Chef Maria’s Greek Deli Cooking Classes

Chef Maria’s Greek Deli, 102 Fairfax Avenue, is now offering weekly cooking classes every Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. for $15.00. For more information call 895-7075 or visit 

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Botanica Garden Design Process Begins


Over the past few weeks, Botanica’s garden design process has gotten off to a fantastic start! They recently completed two design sessions that helped the board and the Perkins+Will design team begin to shape the vision for the future garden's Master Plan. The designers shared their analysis of the botanical garden site. That assessment includes the many things that must be considered when completing our Master Plan. For example, since the north, east and west sides of the property have fairly significant slopes; it presents unique design opportunities for us to figure out how to make the best use of that space for plantings and people. To read more about the process please visit

FREE Bats Tickets Now Available


The program is once again split into two parts, with each part described below: COMMUNITY NIGHTS:  

·         The Bats will host a community nights, providing tickets, hot dogs, and soft drinks to non-profit groups who would not be able to afford a Bats game under regular circumstances. This night will include 4,000 guests – Tuesday, July 22. Groups will contact the Bats office directly to sign up for the program and each group member will get a voucher for a ticket, hot dog, and soft drink. Examples include mentoring organizations, social service agencies, and many more. This program is not intended for individual constituent distribution.


·         For this program, the Bats will host groups and organizations doing the good of the community that might not fit into the category above. This includes 12,000 total ticket vouchers – without hot dogs and drinks – distributed for use on ANY of these designated Monday nights: July 21 and August 4. Groups are able to choose their own date within these Monday nights. Examples include school fundraisers, charity auctions, and several others. This program is also not intended for individual constituent distribution.


To request tickets for either part of the program, organizations should contact Kate McGuire, Louisville Bats – Please include your Metro Council District, organization name, contact name, mailing address, daytime phone number, and number of tickets requested. Email is preferred, but if email is not available call Kate McGuire at 502-614-4535. 

Green Triangle News

Public Works to Sell Compost Bins and Rain Barrels


The Louisville Metro Public Works Department Solid Waste Management Division will offer compost bins and rain barrels for sale for a limited time beginning July 21. The sale will feature the same Earth Machine compost bins and SYSTERN rain barrels offered at the successful truckload sale held in May. The two products offer ways to turn organic waste into valuable compost and collect rain for use in watering gardens. Sales will end when the limited supply of bins and barrels runs out. Rain barrels are priced at $55 each and compost bins at $45 each. Sale hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Solid Waste Management office, 600 Meriwether Street, whiles supplies last. Payment must be made by check or money order. No cash or credit cards will be accepted. Each 1,000 residents who actively compost divert 600,000 pounds of organic waste from local landfills each year. One inch of rain falling on a 1,000 sq. ft. roof harvests up to 600 gallons of rainwater for use on lawns and gardens without turning on the tap.

Updates from Bike Louisville

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New Grinstead Bike Lanes:
The purpose of this project is to reduce the vehicle collision rate and improve cycling facilities along Grinstead Dr between Peterson Ave and Stilz Ave by reconfiguring the roadway cross-section to one vehicular travel lane in each direction and a two-way left turn lane without significantly increasing travel time or congestion. If you have a chance this weekend, check out the new 5' wide bike lanes on Grinstead Dr. Additional signage will be added at the beginning of each direction to inform drivers of the new configuration.

Seneca Loop Project Continues!
This new walking and biking path will complete the current path around Bowman Field. Click here for more details.

Check Out the Latest Projects including: Hubbards Lane, River Road and others!

Louisville's Neighborways:
Neighborways are low-volume streets that have been optimized for bicycle travel through pavement markings, signage, traffic calming and intersection crossing treatments. Learn more by clicking here.


Roadway Reconfigurations:
Check out the new Roadway Reconfiguration page and learn about new bike lane projects here. Click here to view the interactive Urban Bike Network Map.

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.

Saturday, July 19: For Teens Who Love To Sing: The A Cappella Festival of Kentuckiana is a GREAT way for Kentuckiana teens (ages 13-19 or grades 8-12) to learn more about a cappella singing.  Registration deadline: July 11. Sponsored by the Pride of Kentucky and the Thoroughbred choruses.  See for more information and registration materials.

Saturday, July 19: FREE movie screening at Iroquois Amphitheater, 1080 Amphitheater Road in Iroquois Park.  Show time is at 8:00 p.m. and concessions will be available.  In July enjoy The Butler - PG-13.  For more information call 368-5865 or visit

Monday, July 21:  FREE Monday night movies at Iroquois Amphitheater, 1080 Amphitheater Road. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show begins at 8:00 p.m. On 07/21 enjoy Man of Steel. Questions please visit

Tuesday, July 22: Carmichael's Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, book club is open to everyone and meets the last Tuesday of every month. For the July meeting they will be reading Longbourn by Jo Baker at 7:00 p.m. Period appropriate refreshments will be provided. Questions please call 896-6950.

Wednesday, July 23: Please join KIPDA AAAIL/ADRC and District Long Term Care Ombudsman Program for a community discussion regarding the Face of Aging, Aging Services and Long Term Care.  Don’t let your community go without a voice. Please let us know your thoughts on what changes need to be made and how we can better assist the needs of your community. 9:30 a.m. registration and light refreshments and 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. discussion at the Jeffersontown Community Center, 10416 Watterson Trail.


Wednesday, July 23: 6th Annual St. Matthews Mid-Summer's Night 5k run/walk at 8:00 p.m. Start and finish line at Bethel St. Paul. Proceeds will benefit the West End School. Timing will be provided by River City Races and awards will be presented immediately following the race. Cost is $27. To register please click here.

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