No. 9 eNews - Thursday, February 28, 2013

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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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Katie Holmes
Special Projects Coordinator
Phone: 574-1109
Email: Katie Holmes


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Thursday, February 28, 2013

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Housing Focus Group Kickoff TONIGHT

League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters is hosting a Kickoff for its Housing Focus Group tonight,  February 28th at 6:00 pm at the Lang House, 115 S. Ewing Ave, and the featured speaker is Cathy Hinko,  Executive Director of the Metropolitan Housing Coalition.  The League is seeking greater involvement with local efforts to support fair and affordable housing in the Louisville area.  The League of Women Voters  welcomes new members who want to be involved with local housing issues.  The entire community is invited to attend.

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: 18726
You are invited to attend a review of a proposal for a hardware store, medical office building and restaurant.
Subject Property:   3608   Brownsboro Rd, 40207; (site of old Doll’s Market and Azalea’s)
Case Manager: Robert Keesaer
This case will be presented to the Architectural Review Committee
Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Time: Meeting will begin at 5:30 PM and continue until all cases are heard.
Place: 444 S. 5th Street, Conference Room 101

Case Number: 18772
You are invited to attend a review of a proposal for variances from the Land Development Code to allow a proposed garage to exceed 30% of the required yard and encroach into the rear yard setback.
Subject Property:   3410   Warner Ave, 40207 (residential occupied)
Case Manager: Jon Crumbie
This case will be presented to the Board of Zoning Adjustment
Date: Monday, March 04, 2013
Time: Meeting will begin at 8:30 AM and continue until all cases are heard.
Place: 514 W. Liberty Street

Case Number: 18794
You are invited to attend a review of a proposal for freestanding garage and studio.
Subject Property:    219 S Jane St, 40206 (residential occupied)
Case Manager: Darnell Farris
This case will be presented to the Architectural Review Committee
Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Time: Meeting will begin at 5:30 PM and continue until all cases are heard.
Place: 444 S. 5th Street, Conference Room 101

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.

FREE Tax Preparation in 9th District

Tax Preparation


My office has partnered again with the Louisville Asset Building Coalition to provide FREE tax preparation services for the 2012 tax year.  CALL TODAY to sign up for a FREE tax preparation appointment!  You are eligible if you earned $50,000 Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) or less in 2012 or if you quality for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).  FREE tax preparation will be offered on the following Fridays from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at United Crescent Hill Ministries, located at 150 S State Street – March 8th and 22nd.  Call our office today at 574-1109 to make your appointment!

Lexington Road Cleanup - Saturday, March 9th

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Next Saturday, March 9th, please join my staff and me in another phase of the Lexington Road improvements/reclamation project between Cross Hill and Top Hill Roads from 8:30 am – Noon. Volunteers will be planting a few new trees but mostly picking up dead plant debris, litter and weeding along the hillside along Lexington Road.  Louisville Pure Tap Water will be available.  Please consider bringing your own water bottle to fill.  For more information or to sign up please call 574-1109 or email Kyle Ethridge.

Butchertown Demolition Notice

A group of active neighbors and businesses in the Butchertown neighborhood have raised funds to reclaim the property at 1519 Story Avenue (former Boys & Girls Club).  The area will be returned to green space which will be open to the public.  The property at 1519 Story Avenue was in a great state of disrepair and Metro Parks did not have the funds to make improvements on the vacant property.  Since the property is not older than 65 years and the building is listed as a non-contributing structure, there is no required public notification for the demolition. The group, however, wanted to ensure folks knew about the upcoming demolition. 

PROJECT SCHEDULE: The preliminary schedule is that the asbestos abatement will begin the week of March 11th and should take approximately 2 weeks.  After the abatement has been done and final air testing has been completed, the contractor should be cleared to begin the demolition phase during the second week of April or sooner.  Please keep in mind this is a preliminary schedule and may be subject to change.  For more information contact Parks Community Relations.   

Metro Government Commission and ARC Vacancies

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Attached is the Architectural Review Committee (ARC) Vacancy List - ARC VACANCIES.  There are also three vacancies on the Landmarks Commission.  We need your help in trying to fill these vacancies. Please keep in mind that on your search for candidates to fill these seats there needs to be some diversity and also think about the geographical areas as well. The three positions that are currently vacant right now on the Landmarks Commission per the ordinance are as follows:

  • Architect or Landscape Architect
  • Real Estate broker or agent, or a MAI designated real estate appraiser
  • Member of the Metro Area Chamber of Commerce (GLI)

The following link will guide you to the correct site on serving on boards and commissions, 

Margaret's Consignment introduces "The Boutique at Margaret's"

Margaret's Consignment


The former Designer Room at Margaret's Consignment & Collectibles is now the home of "The Boutique at Margaret's" a new venture for the business that will feature new, never-been-worn, high-end accessories, coats, formal dresses, skirts, handbags, and other wearables sold at discounted prices.   The items showcased in The Boutique at Margaret’s are not consigned by individuals, but rather by local boutiques, including Olivia & Co. Boutique, and clothing designers, including 3 Sisters, who have inventory to sell but are limited by space in their own locations, or do not have retail outlets in Louisville.  Winter hours for Margaret's Consignment, 2700 Frankfort Avenue, (January through March) are Monday through Saturday, 10:00am to 5:00pm, and closed on Sundays. The payout and receiving windows are open from 10:00am to 4:30pm Tuesday through Saturday. For more information call (502) 896-4706 or visit


MHC Seeks Part-Time Administrative Assistant



The Metropolitan Housing Coalition (MHC) is seeking an Administrative Assistant to work up to 10 hours per week.  Minimum Requirements: High School Diploma/G.E.D.; working knowledge of Windows Office Suite (mail merge, PowerPoint and Excel proficient); experience in record keeping; experience in database management; experience in answering a business phone; ability to multi-task and keep appropriate priorities.  Salary Range: $10 - $12 per hour with no benefits, other than employer 7% 401K contribution beginning Jan1 2014.  Qualified applicants please send cover letter, resume, and three references to: -OR- Metropolitan Housing Coalition, Hiring Committee, PO Box 4533, Louisville, Kentucky 40204. 


2013 Doing Our Part From the Heart Campaign

Doing Our Part


There are still men and women serving in remote areas in Afghanistan for the United States Military.  For the past seven years Councilwoman Madonna Flood has led the effort to collect donations from the community for the troops serving in remote locations in Iraq and Afghanistan.  The campaign began Tuesday, February 14th and runs through the end of March.  Republic Bank continues its partnership by setting up an account to accept all monetary donations to cover postage for the items going overseas. Every package cost $15 to send. For those who do not wish to donate specific items, donations of money can also be deposited at any Republic Bank. Make sure to note on the check “From the Heart” account.  For more information about the 2013 Doing Our Part from the Heart Campaign, contact Councilwoman Flood’s office at 574-1124 or visit the Doing Our Part From the Heart Facebook pageFor a list of the drop off locations please click here. 

Here is a list of items needed that can be dropped off at a “Doing Our Part” location:

  • Chewing Gum/Mints/Lifesavers                     
  • Deodorant
  • Lotion                                                            
  • Foot Powder
  • Razors                                                           
  • Body Wash
  • Bandaids                                                        
  • Q-Tips
  • Bug Repellant with DEET                                  
  • Eye Drops
  • Hand Sanitizer                                                
  • Wet Ones
  • Kool-aide or Gatorade individual packs              
  • Peanut Butter
  • Individual snacks, chips, nuts, pretzels              
  • Neosporin
  • Candy that will not melt
  • Sun Block                                                       
  • After Sun lotion
  • Nasal Spray                                                    
  • Tylenol/Pain Relievers

American Cancer Society Cancer Prevention Study-3


To understand better ways to prevent cancer, the American Cancer Society is recruiting men and women across the US and Puerto Rico for a landmark new research study - Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3). Enrollment is being made possible in partnership with Baptist Hospital East, Floyd Memorial Hospital and the YMCA of Southern Indiana - Clark County Branch during March 19-20, 2013. Individuals may choose to participate if they are willing to make a long-term commitment to the study (which involves completing follow-up surveys periodically over the next 20-30 years), are between the ages of 30 and 65 years old and have never been diagnosed with cancer. For more information, visit, call 1-888-604-5888 or e-mail

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.


Friday, March 1: "Bottoms Up Bash" presented by Kentucky One Health at the Mellwood Arts Center.  This event will feature food, drinks, live music and a silent auction to benefit Colon Cancer Prevention Project.  For more information visit or call 290-0288.

Friday, March 1: Carmichael's Bookstore, located at 2720 Frankfort Avenue, will host Louisville writer and U of L professor L. Andrew Cooper for a signing and discussion of his new book Burning the Middle Ground, a character-driven dark fantasy set in small-town America at 7:00 p.m. After living in Georgia, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and California, Andrew now calls Louisville home. He chairs the board of the Louisville Film Society, the city's premiere movie-buff institution.  For more information call 896-6950 or visit

Friday, March 1 & Saturday, March 2:  The American Printing House (APH) Braille Readers Theater Troupe will offer two free performances of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, Friday, March 1 at 7:00 pm and Saturday March 2 at 1:00 pm.  In readers theater there are no costumes or sets.  The actors do not memorize lines, but sit together on stage and read from the script—using vocal expression to help the audience understand the story.  In this instance, readers are blind and read from scripts embossed in braille.  Cast members live in Clifton and nearby neighborhoods and use braille on a regular basis in their personal and/or professional lives. Many of the performers from the Miracle Worker, last year’s successful production, are involved again this year. The event is free, but space is limited, so reservations must be made by March 1.  Call 899-2213 or send email to to make a reservation. The program is best for adults and children 12 and up.

Wednesday, March 6:  Frankfort Avenue Business Association (FABA) is hosting a series of events culminating on International Women's Day - Friday, March 8th, 2013. International Women's Day is held each year on March 8th to celebrate women's achievements throughout history and across nations. It is also known as the United Nations (UN) Day for Women's Rights and International Peace.  On Wednesday, March 6 enjoy a film screening of Iron Jawed Angels at 1741: A Collaboratory for Social Innovation, 1741 Frankfort Avenue at 6:00 p.m.  For more information visit

Thursday, March 7:  FABA series for International Women's Day Panel Discussion "Women in Business: Then and Now" at Goodall Gallery, 329 Stilz Avenue at 6:00 p.m.  Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh, Margaret Browning (Margaret's Consignment), Nancy Grantz (Nancy's Bagels), Emily Boone (Licensed Clinical Social Worker), Sue Davidson (Sue Davidson Design) and others will share their experience with being a woman in business on Frankfort Avenue. They will discuss the "then and now" of working on Frankfort Avenue. Light refreshments will be served.  For more information visit


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