District 9 eNews - Thursday, March 26, 2015


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Councilman Bill Hollander
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Kyle Ethridge
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Easter Parade and Events

Easter Parade

The Frankfort Avenue Easter Parade is on Saturday, April 4, at 11:45 a.m. The parade runs from Kennedy to Haldeman (this section of Frankfort Avenue will be closed to thru traffic). This is a family-friendly event! Retiring United Crescent Hill Ministries (UCHM) Executive Director, Sue Gentry, is the grand marshal.


Other events to mark in your calendar, Crescent Hill Easter Egg Hunt at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S. Peterson Avenue at 10:00 a.m. and the Clifton 25th Anniversary Easter Egg Hunt at 10:00 a.m. in Bingham Park.

“Meet with Bill” – April 16

We are always happy to hear from constituents.  To make meeting with us in person more convenient, we’ll be holding office hours at various places around District 9.  On Thursday, April 16, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., we’ll be at the Louisville Water Tower, 3005 River Road. Stop by with any questions or concerns.

9th District Spring Clean-up – April 18

District 9 Cleanup

Please join me and my staff on Saturday, April 18, for the annual Spring clean-up along Frankfort Avenue. Plan to meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Keats/Frankfort Avenue public parking lot. Enjoy coffee donated by Heine Brothers’ Coffee and breakfast sandwiches donated by McDonald’s in Clifton.  Gloves, tools and Louisville PureTap water will be provided to all volunteers.  Please bring your own reusable water bottle.  We’ll also pass out FREE t-shirts on a first-come, first-serve basis to volunteers.  The cleanup will officially begin at 9:00 a.m.  For more information please contact my office at 574-1109.

D9 Community Conversation – April 21

D9 Community Conversation

The next Community Conversation is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21 in St. Matthews Council Chambers, 3940 Grandview Avenue. We are hoping for unscripted, open conversations about your vision for D9 and the City. Please mark your calendar and join us – and bring along a friend or neighbor!

Sustainability Story: A Regular Bicycle Rider

Katie McBride

Photo: Mary Beth Brown

Katie McBride, a Clifton resident, rides her bicycle every day, as her primary means of transportation.  Katie’s bicycle takes her to work, helps her get groceries, and is her transportation to get to the library and do her shopping.  When she goes out to meet up with friends, her bicycle gets her there. And, yes, she rode her bicycle during all the ice and snow, but she admits that the “springy weather is much more fun”!

Katie has several bicycles, each of which serves a different purpose. She loves riding around Clifton, but says some of the hills are a bit of a challenge!  In addition to being her main way of getting around, Katie says “riding my bicycle is so much fun. All of my neighbors know me as ‘that bicycling lady’." 


We’d like to feature your sustainability story - a resident or business doing good things for the environment.  Riding the bus, bicycling, walking, gardening and more - our eNews will feature practices which can benefit all of us.  Send you story to Bill Hollander or Kyle Ethridge

D9 Residents Meet the Royals

royals visit

When Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, visited Louisville with a focus on healthy air, water and soil, they naturally met many D9 residents deeply involved in that work.   The Duchess visited the Food Literacy Project at Oxmoor Farm and met with D9 residents Martha Geier, President of the Board, and Executive Director Carol Gundersen (in photo).  More about the Food Literacy Project here:   foodliteracyproject.org


In learning about Louisville’s Food Port, Prince Charles met with Project Director and D9 resident Caroline Heine, and later mentioned the project in his address at the Cathedral of the Assumption.  Recent national publicity about the FoodPort is here: http://www.citylab.com/design/2015/03/why-louisville-is-betting-big-on-a-massive-food-wonderland/387697/

Prince Charles  

Former Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh had a chance to meet Prince Charles when he stopped by the WaterStep booth to learn about its programs.  More about WaterStep here:  waterstep.org.

Finally, the Louisville Youth Choir, based on Lexington Road in D9, entertained Prince Charles and Camilla with “My Old Kentucky Home” as they arrived.   Information about the choir is here: louyouthchoir.org.


Congratulations to all!  

Kenilworth Road Sidewalk


Work has finally begun on Kenilworth Road for the new sidewalk on the east side of the street from Brownsboro Road to the top of the hill at 375 Kenilworth. The project includes the building of a new sidewalk to connect to the sidewalk on Brownsboro Road. No parking spaces on Kenilworth will be removed during this process. The contractor has posted “one lane roadway” signs due to work at the top of the hill. Please be safe navigating the street during the construction.

Job Posting - Executive Director for UCHM


United Crescent Hill Ministries (UCHM), founded in 1974, is a partnership of churches, faith communities, businesses, and individuals serving our neighbors in Clifton, Clifton Heights, Butchertown, and Crescent Hill with programs to enrich their lives physically, mentally, spiritually and socially. UCHM provides emergency assistance programs, such as food and utility assistance, senior programs such as Meals on Wheels and recreation; and after school and summer youth programs.  Located at 150 S. State Street, Louisville KY 40206, UCHM owns its facility and has an annual budget of approximately $375,000. More information is available at www.uchmlouky.org.

Job Description: The Executive Director is responsible for the professional leadership and management of UCHM. The Executive Director, working in concert with the Board, volunteers, and staff, will move the organization forward in the development and implementation of programming and services that reflect UCHM’s vision, mission and business plan. The Executive Director provides overall leadership for strategy, organizational development, implementation, financial oversight, facility management, and fundraising. This is a full-time, forty hour per week salaried position with a competitive wage and benefit package (medical/dental, retirement, vacation/sick leave).


  • Management experience, preferably in a non-profit organization
  • Experience in working with a non-profit Board of Directors or Advisory Board
  • Strong interpersonal skills that include the ability to inspire and motivate staff and volunteers
  • Ability to assess the needs of the community and develop creative ways to meet those needs
  • Strong organizational and computer skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Success at fund development, including knowledge of foundation grants; ability to identify, steward and solicit individual donors
  • Good financial management skills including budget development
  • Multi-cultural sensitivity
  • Experience in direct provision of human services is highly desirable
  • Minimum B.A. or B.S. from an accredited university, advanced degree preferred.

To apply Email your resume, cover letter and references by April 14 to:

office@thirdlutheranchurch.org    or mail them to:

UCHM Executive Director Search
C/O Third Lutheran Church
1864 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

Children's Art Contest for 'Derby on the Avenue!

The Avenue

Come share your child's art work on The Avenue during our 'Derby on The Avenue' Trolley Hop. Mellwood Art & Entertainment Center and the Frankfort Avenue Business Association is sponsoring a Children's Art Contest for the upcoming April Trolley Hop. There will be prize packages for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners and the 1st place winner will have their artwork on the 2016 April Trolley Hop poster. All entries will be showcased at Mellwood Art & Entertainment Center and winners will be announced at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 24th. The rules and eligibility are outlined below. Please make sure the art is delivered or mailed to our VP of Trolley, Megan Imel (100 Cannons Lane) by Monday, April 20th . Here's an attachment about the art contest to share with your family, friends and your child's teacher. We look forward to seeing your entry!

Rules & Eligibility
• Open to all children K-5
• All artwork must be original and created by the applicant
• Applicant CAN use FAT Friday Logo either printed or drawn/painted on work
• Accepted Mediums: Paint, Crayon, Pencil, Pastels, Markers, Ink
• All entries must feature theme: “Derby On The Avenue”
• All applicants must list on the back of work: First and Last Name, Age, School, Teacher, Grade

Applicants must have art mailed or delivered by April 20th, 2015:

Attn: Megan Imel, VP Trolley
Greg Haus, State Farm Agency
100 Cannons Lane
Louisville KY 40206
*Artwork will be mailed to child’s school after the event


Notice of Planning & Design Public Meetings

Planning & Design

For basic details for above case/s please visit http://www.louisvilleky.gov/PlanningDesign/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.

Beargrass: The Creek in Your Backyard

Beargrass Creek

Last weekend, we had the chance to paddle up Beargrass Creek and get a whole new view of District 9.  The photo is near where Frankfort Avenue crosses the creek.  The creek can be much more of an asset to Louisville and District 9 and getting people to be more aware of it is a starting point.  

“Beargrass: The Creek in Your Backyard” will be a documentary that examines Louisville's primary urban stream in all its majesty and misery. It will be a vital conversation starter, engaging residents and visitors in the future of the creek and the neighborhoods that comprise its watershed.

The producers are seeking stories (personal, historical, ecological or just inspirational) about Beargrass Creek.  If you have something that you would like to share that might be included in the documentary, please email beargrasscreek1@aol.com

Morgan Atkinson the writer/director of the documentary is the owner of Duckworks, Inc, a production company based in Louisville. A documentary filmmaker for over 30 years with 15 documentaries aired on KET and PBS, he grew up roaming the banks of Beargrass Creek. Over the years he has produced dozens of commissioned programs as well as his independent work. Much of the independent work has a Louisville focus. This includes the Tom Owen series of neighborhood walks. Among his recent work was “Wonder: The Lives of Anna and Harlan Hubbard” and "The Many Storeys and Last Days of Thomas Merton". 


The producers need your support and have started a Kickstarter campaign for funds, where you can contribute as much or as little as you want: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/884806024/beargrass-the-creek-in-your-backyardAny questions or ideas, please contact David Wicks – dwicks1@gmail.com

Call for nominations for Paul J. Langan Award

The Kentucky School for the Blind (KSB) is calling for nominations for the Paul J. Langan Distinguished Service Award.  This prestigious 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 KSB.

The Paul J. Langan Award qualifications are: the recipient must be a Kentuckian, or former Kentuckian; and the recipient must display qualities that have had a strong, positive influence on the lives of persons who are blind or visually impaired and KSB.

Nominations for this award must be made in writing and should be postmarked, faxed or emailed by April 1, 2015.   The award will be presented during the KSB Founder’s Day Celebration on Thursday, May 9. 

      Send nominations to:

      Debi Phillips, Principal
      Kentucky School for the Blind
      1867 Frankfort Ave.
      Louisville, KY 40206
      Fax: 502-897-2994

Join the APH Run to Independence Team for braille books

The American Printing House for the Blind (APH) has once again been selected as an official charity of the Derby Festival’s 2015 miniMarathon and Marathon. APH is the world's largest company devoted solely to researching, developing, and manufacturing products for people who are blind or visually impaired, and is one of just 34 official charities to receive the 2015 honor.

APH’s 2014 Run To Independence team raised over $25,000.00. “APH needs more runners, walkers, and supporters to make the fund-raising effort an even greater success this year,” says Kelly Hill, Development Coordinator and team organizer. “We invite members of the community to join the team to support APH programs and services. The money raised in 2015 will help fund APH’s “Braille Tales” book program to provide blind and visually impaired prekindergarten children across the country with free accessible books.” http://www.aph.org/dolly-partons-imagination-library/apply.html

For more information about joining the APH Team, contact Kelly Hill khill@aph.org


Or go to http://www.active.com/donate/aphfortheblind to make a donation. 

Louisville Water Company – LINK System

On Monday, March 23, Louisville Water Company (LWC) rolled out a new Customer Care and Billing system, LINK.  The project is the culmination of two years of work to replace their 15-year-old billing system. While they believe there will be a mostly smooth transition, they know there will be a few bumps – replacing a billing system for a utility is a complex operation!  Specifically, wait times on the Customer Care line, 583.6610 will be a little longer this week as they transition to the new system. 

What’s the immediate impact?

a.    All Louisville Water accounts have a new, 10-digit number
b.    There’s a new online customer portal, “LINK.”
c.    Customers who currently pay their bill online at LouisvilleWater.com will need to register on the new system
d.    Customers who currently pay their bill through online banking will need to update their account information with their bank
e.    If you currently pay by mail – no change 


Kentucky Shakespeare Begins Annual Shakespeare In The Parks Tour

Ky Shakespeare

Kentucky Shakespeare is proud to announce the second annual – Shakespeare in the Parks Tour.  The seven-actor, 90-minute Macbeth will tour to 18 area parks and bring free Shakespeare to various neighborhoods from March 28-May 17, 2015.  It is the kick-off to the summer Kentucky Shakespeare Festival in Central Park.

The production is directed by Wallace and features an ensemble cast of seven professional, Louisville-based actors.  Jonathan O’Brien plays the title role of Macbeth, with the following actors doubling parts within the production: Abigail Bailey Maupin, Jeremy Sapp, Renea Brown, Gregory Maupin, Jacob Endris and Zachary Burrell.  The production also features costumes by Donna Lawrence Downs; scenic design by Charles Nasby; Sound Engineering by Alex Cooper and Fight Choreography by Eric Frantz.

Synopsis of Macbeth:
Set in medieval Scotland and partly based on a true historical account, Macbeth charts the bloody rise to power and tragic downfall of the warrior Macbeth. Already a successful soldier in the army of King Duncan, Macbeth is informed by Three Witches that he is to become king. As part of the same prophecy, the Witches predict that future Scottish kings will be descended not from Macbeth but from his fellow army captain, Banquo. Although initially prepared to wait for Fate to take its course, Macbeth is stung by ambition and confusion when King Duncan nominates his son Malcolm as his heir.

Your tax dollars helped to pay for a performance in Story Avenue Park in D9. Dates, Places and Times of the productions are as follows:


  • March 28, 2015– 6:00PM, Iroquois Park Amphitheater
  • April 10, 2015 – 6:00PM, Emerson Park
  • April 11, 2015 – 12:00PM, South Central Park
  • April 11, 2015 – 6:00PM, Shawnee Park
  • April 12, 2015 – 6:00PM, Riverside Gardens Park
  • April 19, 2015 – 12:00PM, Riverview Park
  • April 19, 2015 – 6:00PM, Petersburg Park
  • April 25, 2015 – 6:00PM, Sun Valley Park
  • April 26, 12:00PM, Victory Park
  • April 26, 2015 – 6:00PM, Tyler Park
  • May 3, 2015, 6:00PM, Hounz Lane Park
  • May 8, 6:30PM, Veterans Memorial Park (Jeffersontown)
  • May 9, 2015 – 6:00PM, Highview Park
  • May 10, 2015 – 6:00PM, Story Avenue Park
  • May 16, 2015 – 6:00PM, Robsion Park (Lyndon)
  • May 17, 2015 – 6:00PM, Locust Grove

Kentucky Shakespeare in the Libraries Tour

Kentucky Shakespeare continues to showcase its live two-person performance of "The Tempest" in area libraries throughout Metro Louisville.  The performance is fun and interactive with actors incorporating masks, puppetry and everyone's imagination to bring one William Shakespeare's plays to life.    


The Shakespeare In The Libraries Tour will be at the Crescent Hill Library at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31. The full schedule of performances can be found at www.kyshakespeare.com.  

District 9 Calendar Events

Below are some Ninth District calendar events!  To view a full listing of events please visit the District 9 Blog at http://district9news.wordpress.com/.  If you would like to submit events to be considered for the blog calendar please email Kyle Ethridge or call 574-1109.

Thursday, March 26: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host movie discussion group at 6:30 p.m. Questions please call 574-1793.

Friday, March 27: Crescent Hill Baptist Church, 2800 Frankfort Avenue, will host a fundraising spaghetti dinner for The Healing Place from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. $5 is the recommended donation. The event will take place in Fellowship Hall.

Friday, March 27: Frankfort Avenue to host F.A.T. Friday Trolley Hop, held year-round on the final Friday of every month, provides FREE parking and transportation to participating shops, restaurants and galleries along the Frankfort Avenue from Cannons to River Road. from 6:00 - 10:30 p.m.  For the March Trolley Hop from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. they will be hosting a local service for men and women and veterans from all branches of the military in honor of the US Naval Reserve Centennial. For more information about specific F.A.T. Friday events, the trolley schedule, and the participating businesses, please visit www.fatfridayhop.org.

Some of the participating businesses include:

  • The Wine Rack, 2632 Frankfort Avenue, will offer all members of the military and veterans 10% off wine, 10% off food and 5% off beer. There will also be sampling of local wine and cheeses from Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese from 6-8 p.m.
  • A Reader's Corner Bookstore, 2044 Frankfort Avenue, will offer 20% off and serve light refreshments.
  • Bourbon Barrel Foods, 2710 Frankfort Avenue, will offer 10% off all purchases to military shoppers and sample America’s only micro-brewed soy sauce. Other products and recipes will also be available for sample.
  • Lexie’s Trading Post, 2224 Frankfort Avenue, this veteran-owned business will honor all military and veterans with a 15% discount.
  • The Urban Farmhouse Market, 2830 Frankfort Avenue, will be hosting The Urban Farmhouse Market Spring Fling on Friday and Saturday. Shoppers will receive 20% off the entire purchase.
  • Copper and Kings, 1111 E Washington Street, will be hosting an opening for Courier Journal archival photography. The photographs will be framed and available for sale throughout the month of April.
  • Consider Boutique, 107 S Bayly Avenue, will be hosting a gallery titled “Birds, Bikes, and Buildings” by Vickie Wheatley. The artist uses quilting to create images of birds, bikes, buildings and other abstract images.
  • Just Creations, 2722 Frankfort Avenue, will be hosting a four-day rug event from March 25 – March 28 with over 300 oriental rugs that are hand made in Pakistan.
  • Surroundings, 2033 Frankfort Avenue, will have a 20% discount on Polish pottery and will be offering an additional 10% off to military members and veterans. This does not include art, which will be available through a silent auction.
  • Heine Brothers' Coffee, 2714 Frankfort Avenue, will offer 10% off to all veterans and active military members with a military ID.

Saturday, March 28: Flamenco Louisville's Noche Flamenca at Caffe Classico from 9:30-11:00 pm. Cover is $10.00 and includes a glass of house red or white wine. Louisville's only regular traditional flamenco tablao-style show. Come enjoy dinner and a show, in the Clifton neighborhood! Singer: Shannon Fitzgerald, Guitar: Paul T. Carney, Percussion: John Harris, and Dancers: Paula Collins, Diana Dinicola, Larissa Guy, Grace Mican-Work. Call for reservations today at 895-0076. www.caffe-classico.com

Tuesday, March 31: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host Legendary Women of Louisville with Steve Wiser at 2:30 p.m. Questions please call 574-1771.

Tuesday, March 31: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host peeps smores at 4:00 p.m. Ages 9-12. Questions please call 574-1771.

Tuesday, March 31: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host Kentucky Shakespeare's The Tempest at 6:30 p.m. Questions please call 574-1793.


Tuesday, March 31: Carmichael's Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, to host Sam Halpern at 7:00 p.m. for a reading and signing of his debut novel, A Far Piece to Canaan. The novel was inspired by Halpern's childhood in rural Kentucky. It is the story of Samuel, a celebrated but troubled retired professor who reluctantly returns after his wife's death to visit the farm where he lived as a child. Sam, himself, was made famous because he is the father in the popular Twitter feed and book Sh*t My Dad Says. U of L's Jewish Studies Program is bringing Sam to Louisville.  Questions please contact 896-6950.

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