Thursday, January 19, 2012 - No. 9 eNews

Thursday, January 19, 2012


Ninth District Office

Tina Ward-Pugh

9th District Councilwoman

601 W Jefferson Street

Louisville, KY  40202

Phone: 502.574.1109

Fax: 502.574.7844

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Ms. Kyle Ethridge

Legislative Assistant

Phone: 502.574.3908

Fax: 502.574.7844

EMAIL Kyle Ethridge


Katie Holmes

 Special Project Coordinator

Phone: 502.574-1109

EMAIL Katie Holmes



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9th District Community Forum on Wednesday, Jan. 25th

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Please join me and my staff next Wednesday, January 25th, for a community forum.  The forum will begin at 6:00 p.m. at the Kentucky School for the Blind Auditorium, 867 Frankfort Avenue.  Hear updates from LMPD on crime stats and safety tips, Metro Parks on Breslin Park and the Brownsboro Road Reconfiguration and Sidewalk Project.  Click here to view flyer

FREE Tax Preparation

It’s almost tax time and my office has partnered with the Louisville Asset Building Coalition to provide FREE tax preparation services.  The service is FREE if you earned $50,000 Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) or less in 2011 or if you quality for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).  Dates and times are still being confirmed but if you would like to pre-register for FREE tax preparation this year please contact our office at 574-1109 and you will be added to a notification list.
We are also looking to recruit volunteers to help staff and prepare taxes.  Full training is provided by the Louisville Asset Building Coalition.  To volunteer or to obtain more information please contact our office directly at 574-1109 or email for a list of training dates and information.

Metro Government Family Services Fund (FSF)

The Louisville Metro Government Family Services Fund (FSF) will be accepting applications from IRS 501(c)3 non-profits beginning February 1, 2012.  In order to submit an application the agency must have representation at one of the two Family Services Fund Grant Orientations:
  • Monday, January 30, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  •  Tuesday, January 31, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
The orientation is being held in the Community Room on the second floor at Metro United Way, 334 East Broadway (corner of Preston Street and Broadway).  Parking is west of the building or behind the building.
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This orientation is for those serving the following population groups:
  • Aging/Senior Citizens
  •  Families with children who are disabled and/or individuals who are disabled
  •  Families and/or individuals who are at risk for homelessness
  •  Families and/or individuals who are in are at risk of poverty according to federal guidelines
  •  Immigrants and/or refugees new to the community
  •  Vulnerable individuals i.e. women, children, etc. who are experiencing abuse, neglect, etc
  •  Youth - out of school time activities for youth who are disenfranchised or at risk of dropping out of school
Please RSVP to Marilyn Edwards via email at no later than Thursday, January 26, 2012 and provide the Agency Name and the Name(s) of those who will be representing the Agency.
For those interested in Arts/Cultural grants more information should come at a later date. 
NOTE:  Attendance at an orientation session, nor the completion of an application, is any indication that funds will be available for awarding of grants in the Metro Louisville FY 2013 Budget (July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013.

Notice of Planning & Design Public Meetings

Information provided by Louisville Metro Planning and Design Services
444 S. 5th Street – Suite 300, Louisville, KY 40202-4313, (502)574-6230
Case Number: 16899
You are invited to attend a review of a proposal for landscape waivers at the River Metals Facility.
Subject Property:   2114 Metal Lane
Case Manager: Christopher Brown
This case will be presented to the DEVELOPMENT REVIEW COMMITTEE
Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Time: Meeting will begin at 1:00 PM and continue until all cases are heard.
Place: 514 W. Liberty Street
For detailed case information please visit  Click on “Case Information – eCustomer Services” link.  Then under the “Planning and Design” tab click on “By Project No”.  Enter the project no and click “search”.  If you have any questions please contact Planning & Design at 574-6230.

Clifton Center Volunteer Opportunities

Clifton Center  
The New Year has arrived, and with it comes an exciting series of programs at the Clifton Center! In the next seven weeks they have concerts by Bettye LaVette, Jane Monheit, Douglas Lora, and the Carolina Chocolate Drops, two Wild and Woolly Film Series
events, and two Clifton Fifty talks, so they have plenty of volunteer opportunities available. Help is still needed in the box office and at the bar for several of the programs, and they need some help with artist hospitality, as well. So if you you'd like to help, just visit their volunteer registration page at, where you'll find a complete list of volunteer opportunities. As always, volunteers will be provided with a Clifton Center volunteer t-shirt if they don't already have one, as well as opportunities to see some wonderful events and meet a great bunch of people.

Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana DESSERTS FIRST Event

Desserts First
Scouts of Kentuckiana will again host its popular Desserts First networking extravaganza with gourmet desserts and appetizers made from Girl Scout Cookies. Desserts First 2012 takes place Thursday, January 26, 5:30-8:00 p.m., at the KY International Convention Center. With 2012 being Girl Scouts 100th anniversary, this year’s Desserts First will reflect a “Year of the Girl” theme. Tickets are $50 each. Corporate tables are $1,000. For reservations, or to find out more about how to order cookies, go to or call Girl Scouts at 636-0900. All money raised benefits Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana, which serves more than 22,000 girls and 6,500 adult volunteers in 64 counties in Kentucky and southern Indiana to carry out the mission to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.

Ninth District Events!


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

Thursday, January 19: Frankfort Avenue Business Association (FABA) “meet & greet” event from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 310 S Peterson Avenue.  Please RSVP to Kathy Schmitt at if you plan on attending.
Thursday, January 19: Olmsted Parks Naturalist Informational Session at 7:00p.m.  Olmsted Parks Conservancy is looking for friendly, outgoing individuals, 18 years and older, to become volunteer Naturalists in the Frederick Law Olmsted Parks. They have a variety of fun opportunities and all Naturalists are trained in their area of interest. Trained individuals can choose to assist with restoration projects, volunteer events and/or community outreach. Register now at
Thursday, January 19: Community meeting to discuss LRAA’s plan to trim/cut down trees on Bowman Field’s runway approaches hosted by Councilman Tom Owen and Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh will be held at the Douglas Community Center at 7:30 p.m.  This meeting is in addition to the informational meeting sponsored by the LRAA on January 4.  Click here for flyer
Friday, January 20: FREE workshop to help restaurants offer healthy, tasty menu selections.  Workshop will be held from 9:00 a.m. to Noon at Sullivan University, 3101 Bardstown Road.  This workshop will show chefs and restaurant owners how to answer consumer demand for lower-calorie foods.  For more information and to register please contact Ann Badger at 574-5872 or email
Saturday, January 21: Olmsted Parks Volunteer Event at Seneca Park from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. Come out and help restore this neighborhood favorite! Gloves, tools and refreshments provided. Dress for weather and working outdoors. Register now.
Saturday, January 21: The National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Kentucky Southeast Indiana Chapter invites you to attend their Annual Meeting and Research Symposium from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, located at 1406 E Washington Street. The Research Symposium will include a panel discussion of leading clinicians including neurologist Dr. Cary Twyman and moderated by Wave 3 personality Dawne Gee. They will address recent advancements and research in the MS cause. Complimentary pancake breakfast and beverages will be provided. The event is free and open to the public.  For more information please call 451-0014.
Saturday, January 21: Carmichael’s Bookstore, located at 2720 Frankfort Avenue, is thrilled to host Gary P. West and Lloyd “Pink” Gardner, authors of the book Kentucky Colonels of the American Basketball Association : The Real Story of a Team Left Behind at 4:00 p.m.. Come hear the inside story of the Kentucky Colonels basketball team as only these two authors can tell it. Lloyd Gardner was trainer for the Colonels and Gary West a sportswriter and color commentator. For more information please call 896-6950 or visit  
Saturday, January 21: Gutterball Bash at Vernon Club & Lanes, located at 1575 Story Avenue.  100% of proceeds will benefit The Academy at Saint Andrews; helping children with disabilities.  $25 cover – bowling begins at 7:00 p.m. on a first come, first serve basis.  For more information visit or call 548-9054.
Monday, January 23:  Planning & Design Notice of Public Meeting for Case No. 16580 for 2314 Brownsboro Road.  You are invited to attend a review of a proposal for Conditional Use Permit to allow off-street parking in an R-5, Residential Single-Family zoning district and landscape waiver.  Meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. at 514 W. Liberty Street. Please visit for case information and public comment opportunities.  
Tuesday, January 24: Please join the St. Matthews Area Chamber of Commerce as they celebrate their growth at the Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner at The Olmsted, located at 3701 Frankfort Avenue.  Evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with a cash bar and hors d’oeurves and the program and dinner begin at 6:15 p.m.  Keynote speaker is Jerry Abramson, Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky.  Cost is $45 per person, $80 for two people and $300 for a table of eight.  For more information please visit
Tuesday, January 24: MSD sewer overflow abatement project review and input public meeting from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Kentuckiana Girl Scouts HQ, 2115 Lexington Road.  Formal presentations begin at 6:30 p.m.  Formal presentations on these topics: Proposed combined sewer overflow and sanitary sewer overflow project modifications and I-64 and Grinstead Drive storage basin project update and request for public input.  UPDATED IOAP Meeting Flyer Jan 24
Tuesday, January 24: Are you a lady who LOVES TO SING? Come to an Open Casting Call and Guest Night held by Pride of Kentucky Chorus, Sweet Adelines at 7:00 p.m. at the Clifton Center, 2117 Payne Street. Call 502-368-7664 or
Wednesday, January 25: Planning & Design Notice of Public Meeting – case number 16899 for 2114 Metal Lane.  You are invited to attend a review of a proposed landscape waivers at the River Metals Facility.  Case Manager is Christopher Brown.  Meeting will begin at 1:00 pm and continue until all cases are heard at 514 W Liberty Street.  For case information please visit or call 574-6230.
Wednesday, January 25: 9th District Forum with updates from LMPD, Metro Parks on Breslin Park and the Brownsboro Road Reconfiguration and Sidewalk project.  The forum will begin at 6:00 p.m. at the Kentucky School for the Blind Auditorium, 867 Frankfort Avenue.  Questions please contact 9th District office at 574-1109.
Wednesday, January 25: Volare Italian Ristorante presents Gerald Bertrand Wine Dinner with Mark Fine.  Reception is at 6:30 pm and dinner is at 7:00 p.m.  Enjoy 5 courses paired with 5 wines.  Cost is $75 plus tax and gratuity.  For reservations please call 894-4446. Volare french wine dinner