District 9 eNews - Thursday, April 23, 2015


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Bill Hollander

Councilman Bill Hollander
601 West Jefferson Street
(502) 574-1109
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Kyle Ethridge
Legislative Assistant
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Calling All Volunteers for Responsible Recycling Event

Resp Recycling event

The 9th District and the Energy Pros are holding a One Stop Drop Responsible Recycling Event on Saturday, May 9th 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 citizen 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. Please click here for the event flyer and a list of what will be accepted. The flyer has been updated with information on what will be collected. For detailed information please visit our website at www.louisvilleky.gov/district9 * PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE*

We are looking for volunteers to help direct traffic and collect donations.  If you are interested in volunteering please call 574-1109 or email Kyle Ethridge

Sustainability Story: Litter Warriors


Thanks to everyone who spent their Give A Day volunteer time picking up litter in D9.  We had a big turnout at the Frankfort and Keats parking lot for our annual Spring cleanup on Saturday and teams were also working in Irish Hill, Clifton Heights and other places across the district.  Click here to view a video of some photos taken at Frankfort and Keats, where you can fill your reusable water bottle and park your bike every day. A big thanks to Clifton McDonald’s for providing our group breakfast sandwiches and Heine Brothers’ Coffee!

We’ll have another big D9 cleanup in the fall but in the meantime you can organize your own efforts and sign out tools by contacting our office (bill.hollander@louisvilleky.gov or kyle.ethridge@louisvilleky.gov or 574-1109) or by contacting Brightside (http://louisvilleky.gov/government/brightside/neighborhood-cleanups  or 574-2613).

Finally, you can be a litter warrior without much organization.  Next time you go for a walk or to a park, bring a bag and spend a few minutes cleaning up the litter.  You will feel better by making D9 stay green and you might just make someone else a little more responsible.  When folks see you cleaning things up,  maybe they will think twice about littering next time or better still take your cue and make the commitment themselves to become litter warriors!

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. 

Derby Marathon Street Closures

Ky Derby Festival

The following streets will be closed and or have their traffic diverted on Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25. Adjacent streets to the below listed route may also be effected.

The below listed street will have NO PARKING from 7:00am on 4-24 to 4:00pm on 4-25.

  • Preston from Witherspoon to Main Street

The below listed street will be closed from 9:00am on 4-24 to 4:00pm on 4-25

  •  River Road – from Preston St. to Witherspoon Street

The below listed streets will be closed from 4:00am to 4:00pm on 4-25

  • Main Street – from Jackson Street to Brook Street
  • Preston St – from Main to River Road
  • Witherspoon St. – from Floyd St. to Clay Street

The following streets will be closed from 7:00am until 4:00pm on 4-25

  • Official Start: Brook St. & Main St.
  • Main Street – from Jackson to 20th Street
  • 20th Street – from Main St. to Market Street
  • Market Street from 20th to 15th Street
  • Muhammad Ali – From 15th St. to 18th Street
  • 18th St. – from Muhammad Ali to Broadway
  • Broadway – from Dixie to 2nd Street
  • 4th St. – from Broadway to Oakdale
  • Park Ave - from 4th St to 6th St
  • 6th St. - from Park Ave to Magnolia
  • Magnolia - from 4th St. to 6th St
  • Central Avenue – from Taylor Blvd to 2nd

The following Streets will be closed from 6:00am until 4:00pm on 4-25.

  • 3rd Street – from Central Ave. to Southern Parkway
  • 3rd Street – from Central Avenue to Main Street
  • 3rd Street – from Broadway to Main Street (New Marathon Course)

The following Streets will be closed from 7:00am until 4:00pm on 4-25.

  • Southern Parkway – from 3rd St. to New Cut Road
  • Iroquois Park (The Park will close at 6:00am)
  • Taylor Blvd. – from Huntoon to Kenwood (Cross Traffic will be allowed)

The following Streets will be closed from 8:00am until 4:00pm on 4-25.

  • Breckenridge Street – from 3rd to Barret Avenue
  • Barret Avenue to Winter Ave
  • Winter to Baxter Avenue
  • Baxter to Broadway
  • Broadway to 3rd St. (North westbound lanes for runners) – Use two way traffic on south Eastbound Broadway.
  • Broadway I-65N Ramp exit 136A will be shut down. Access to I-65N exit to 136B only.



Blue Dog to Open Red Hog Butcher Shop

Red Hog

Article and photo by Dana McMahan, Courier-Journal

This fall, the owners of Blue Dog Bakery and Cafe, 2868 Frankfort Ave., will open Red Hog down the street in the former gas station next to Oscar's Hardware, where they'll run a local-meat butcher shop, small plates cafe and retail store "heavy, heavy, heavy on meat," according to co-owner Bob Hancock.

Named for the Red Wattle hogs Hancock has raised for seven years on Wildwood Farm, this shop is not the same format as when the bakery served evening tapas under the same name.

With three components, Hancock explains, it will "be a resource for locally raised animals to be butchered here in town; it will have a retail component where we will sell the meat and some select cheeses and charcuterie; and then it will have a small food component anchored by a wood-fired grill … with a small plate format." The focus will be on local meat.

To read entire article and video click here.

FREE Movies at Iroquois Amphitheater

Summer movies

Please see the attached flyer for a list of FREE summer movies at the Iroquois Amphitheater, 1080 Amphitheater Road in Iroquois Park. All show times are 8:00 p.m. and concessions will be available. The schedule is subject to change. Questions please call 368-5865 or visit www.iroquoisamphitheater.com

Alcohol Beverage Control Notification

ABC Notifications

Attached please find an Addition to License memo and Courier Journal Legal advertisement for a Quota Retail Liquor by the Package license being applied for, located at 3721 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY. 40207.  The ad ran in The Courier Journal Wednesday, April 8, 2015.

Attached please find a Change in Ownership memo and Courier Journal Legal advertisement for a Quota Retail Liquor by the Drink, NQ4 Retail Malt Beverage by the Drink, Sunday Liquor Drink, and Transitional License(s) being applied for, located at 2311 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, KY. 40206.  The ad ran in The Courier Journal Wednesday, April 15, 2015.

TARC Seeks Input on Proposed Service Reductions


TARC is seeking public comments on service changes including less frequent bus service on its three most popular routes to help cut costs in the upcoming fiscal year which begins July 1. Citizens can comment through Friday, May 22 by mail, e-mail, phone, Facebook or Twitter or attend public meetings held by TARC on Tuesday, May 12 and Wednesday May 13.


The proposed service reductions, which would save $1.2 million next fiscal year, would take effect Sunday, Aug.16. Even with the reductions, buses would still arrive at stops every 13-15 minutes on the busiest stretches of Fourth Street (Rt. #4), Broadway (Rt. #23), and Dixie and Preston highways (Rt. #18) from 6 a.m. through the evening rush hour on weekdays.


Three public meetings are scheduled on May 12-13.  Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, reasonable accommodations, including the provision of information in an alternative format, will be provided for qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.  Language translators will also be provided upon request.  Please call 561-5112 or 561-5115 with specific information on your needs.

Ways  to comment
Email: info@ridetarc.org
Phone: 502/561-5112
Twitter: www.twitter.com/ridetarc
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ridetarc
Mail: TARC, Union Station, 1000 W. Broadway, Louisville, KY 40203

Public Meetings

  • Tues., May 12 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Louisville Free Public Library Shawnee Branch, 3912 West Broadway
  • Wed., May 13 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Louisville Free Public Library Main Branch, 301 York St
  • Wed. May 13 from 5 - 7 p.m. at Southwest Government Center, 7219 Dixie Highway

Please visit www.ridetarc.org  for more information. 

Denim Day – Wednesday, April 29

Denim Day

Please help the Office for Women and the Center for Women and Families raise awareness for victims of sexual assault by participating in Denim Day. Denim Day 2015 will take place on Wednesday, April 29th. You can register your participation by visiting https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DenimDay2015.

Junior Park Steward Summer Program

Junior Park Steward

Do you know a teen who loves being outdoors, is a budding environmentalist, or interested in science? The Junior Park Steward Program offers a hands-on learning experience for high school students, 14-18 years of age. Junior Park Stewards will gain valuable knowledge about conservation, park history and horticulture from Olmsted Parks Conservancy staff and trained Park Steward volunteers.


The program runs from June 9 - July 2, 2015 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings. Ten students will gain acceptance into the program through a competitive application process. Applications are due by May 15, 2015. For more information and to apply please visit http://www.olmstedparks.org/volunteer/juniorparksteward/

Healing Futures Fellowship--Now accepting applications

The Louisville Department of Public Health & Wellness is now recruiting for the Healing Futures Fellowship Summer Program! The Healing Futures Fellowship brings together young people (rising 10th, 11th and 12th graders) from diverse Louisville neighborhoods to engage young voices in thoughtful discussion/dialogue and exploration of the underlying causes and solutions to violence and inequity. Students can earn up to a $1000 stipend at the end of the 6-week program. Students can learn more and apply here: https://louisvilleky.gov/government/health-wellness/apply-healing-futures-fellowship

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, April 23: Free onsite shredding event from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Parker & Klein Real Estate, 112 S. Sherrin Avenue. Event will take place in the back parking lot. They will also be collecting gently used shoes for WaterStep. For more information call 498-4514.

Thursday, April 23: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host movie discussion group at 6:30 p.m. Questions please call 574-1793.

Thursday, April 23: The Kentucky School for the Blind, 1867 Frankfort Avenue, invites you to a student musical performance of Middle/High School Instrumentalist Concert at 6:30 PM. The event will be held in the Richie Auditorium. Questions please call 897-1583.

Thursday, April 23Carmichael's Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, to host Olga-Maria Cruz at 7:00 p.m. This collection highlights the need for empathy and compassion between therapist and patient, and argues for a system that encourages human connection rather than diagnosis by checklist. Questions please call 896-6950.

Friday, April 24:  U.S. Bank Rush Hour Balloon Race at Bowman Field. Balloons launch at 7:00 a.m. Balloon glow at 9:00 p.m. at the Kentucky Expo Center. $8 parking fee. Gates open at 6:00 p.m. More information online at http://discover.kdf.org/u-s-bank-great-balloonfest/

Friday, April 24: Just Creations, 2722 Frankfort Avenue, to host a community shopping event from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. for Looking for Lilith Theatre Company, a women's ensemble that creates productions and programming through re-examining history and interrogating today from women's perspectives, a practice that frequently uncovers unheard voices. LFL productions and programming serve adults, youth and children locally, nationally and internationally.

Friday, April 24: Frankfort Avenue to host F.A.T. Friday Trolley Hop from 6:00 - 10:30 p.m.  The F.A.T. Trolley Hop is held year-round on the final Friday of every month, provides FREE parking and transportation to participating shops, restaurants and galleries along the Frankfort, Mellwood and Story Avenue corridor.  For more information about specific F.A.T. Friday events, the trolley schedule, and the participating businesses, please visit www.fatfridayhop.org

Saturday, April 25: U.S. Bank Great Balloon Race at Bowman Field. Balloons launch at 7:00 a.m. More information online at http://discover.kdf.org/u-s-bank-great-balloonfest/

Saturday, April 25: Multi-vendor Yard Sale from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S. Peterson Avenue. This event is rain or shine. For more information contact Christie Bertram at 405-425-1633 or email chrisbrtrm@aol.com.

Saturday, April 25: Brightside to host bi-annual compost sale and fundraiser from 8:00 a.m. - Noon at the Outer Loop Recycling and Disposal Facility, 2673 Outer Loop. Compost can be purchased by the bag or by the scoop.  Fees are $2.50 per bag, or $35.00 per Bobcat scoop.  A discount coupon is available on the Brightside webpage at www.Brightsideinc.org. Waste Management of Kentucky has generously donated the compost material to Brightside and the proceeds from the compost sale will benefit Brightside’s beautification and sustainability efforts. Brightside compost is a mixture of leaves, chipped tree limbs, yard waste composted into an earthy, well mixed organic amendment that any home gardener would be happy to use on their garden.

Saturday, April 25: Cave Hill Cemetery walking tour from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. The tour will visit the gravesites and hear the stories of individuals who played prominent roles in the history of Kentucky School for the Blind, American Printing House for the Blind (APH).  Several of them also made an impact on other facets of Louisville history. Limited transportation from APH to Cave Hill Cemetery is included. The event is free, but reservations are required. Call 502-899-2213  or send email to kcapterter@aph.org by April 18 to register. Best for older children and adults.

Saturday, April 25: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host tinkerlab at 3:00 p.m. Ages 5-12. Questions please call 574-1771.

Saturday, April 25: Carmichael's Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, to host Kim Michele Richardson at 4:00 p.m. Kim Michele Richardson resides in the rolling hills of Kentucky where she is a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and an advocate for the prevention of child abuse and domestic violence. She is also the author of the bestselling memoir The Unbreakable Child. Liar’s Bench is her first novel. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post and is busy working on her next novel, GodPretty in the Tobacco Field. Questions please call 896-6950.

Saturday, April 25: The Clifton Center, 2117 Payne Street, to host World Music Superstar from Mail, Fatoumata Diawara at 7:30 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.

Sunday, April 26Billy Goat Hill Community Garden and Magnificent Mushrooms presents The Benefits of Growing Mushrooms from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Each class will focus on a special aspect of growing your own mushrooms. Join them at the Clifton Center, 2117 Payne Street. Eric Osborne, instructor and owner of Magnificent Mushrooms, has a Masters in Education and is Indiana’s first state recognized wild mushroom expert. Classes are $10 each. To sign up please email nataliehharris@gmail.com. Additional classes on May 3 and 17.

Sunday, April 26: Make a difference for SeniorCare Experts AND Mayor's Give a Day Challenge at 2:00 p.m. at Baptist East Milestone Wellness Center. Help them fill a U Haul with food for seniors. They are collecting non-perishable food for older adults that are homebound or in need of food. Questions please call SeniorCare Experts at 896-2316.

Sunday, April 26Crescent Hill Community Council Neighborhood Derby Party from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S. Peterson Avenue. FREE neighborhood social - horse races for the kids. For more information contact Joyce Cossavella at 216-1014 or jcc153@bellsouth.net.

Wednesday, April 29: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host booked for lunch at 1:00 p.m. Bring a sack lunch to the discussion. Questions please call 574-1793.

Wednesday, April 29: Carmichael's Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, to host David Joy at 7:00 p.m. David Joy is the author of the novels Where All Light Tends to Go and Waiting On The End Of The World, as well as the memoir Growing Gills: A Fly Fisherman's Journey, which was a finalist for the Reed Environmental Writing Award and the Ragan Old North State Award for Creative Nonfiction. Questions please call 896-6950.

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