District 9 eNews - Thursday, August 20, 2015

Bill Hollander

Councilman Bill Hollander
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Kyle Ethridge
Legislative Assistant
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Community Conversation August 26 in St. Matthews

D9 Community Conversation

The next Community Conversation is scheduled for 6:30 pm on Wednesday, August 26 at SeniorCare Experts, 145 Thierman Lane, in St. Matthews.  There is no agenda for the meeting and no speaker.  It’s an opportunity for you to visit with me about any concerns, issues or suggestions at a time and place we hope will be convenient to you.  Please mark your calendar and stop by – and bring along a friend or neighbor!

“Best in Show” Contest and Screening in Crescent Hill

CH Outdoor Cinema

The Crescent Hill Community Council’s free outdoor movies continue on Friday, August 21, with an added feature this time.  The movie is “Best in Show”, a comedy surrounding a national dog show.  The screening follows a “Best in Show” dog contest.  Prizes will be awarded for “Best Trick”, “Best Look-Alike” and “Best in Show”, among others. 

The dog contest is at 8:30 pm, followed by the film screening at 9:00 pm.  It’s all at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S. Peterson Avenue.  Admission is free.   

In the event of bad weather, cancellation notices will be posted on the Crescent Hill Community Council Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Crescent-Hill-Community-Council/80640754355

Join Us at the D9 B2SBP


Please join us for the 16th Annual Back to School Block Party at the Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center, 201 Reservoir Park on Friday, September 11th from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Enjoy FREE Mellow Mushroom pizza, swimming, door prizes and family fun!  We need VOLUNTEERS to make this event successful. If you are interested in volunteering or if you have any questions please contact our office at 574-1109 or email kyle.ethridge@louisvilleky.gov.

Click here to view our flyer and see a list of sponsors for the event! Youth door prizes are still being accepted. If you are interested in making a donation please contact the office at 574-1109.

Sustainability Story: Planting Trees

Mike Hayman

In 1987, a downburst came through Seneca Gardens and took out around 100 trees.  Mike Hayman saw the storm from his back porch.  He knew nothing about trees at the time but got involved in volunteer replanting efforts in his neighborhood, which planted 50 trees in the fall of 1988.

In the 27 years since then, Mike has been involved in planting well over 1,000 trees all over Louisville.  The Volunteer Landscape Director of Whitehall House & Gardens on Lexington Road in D9 (http://www.historicwhitehall.org/),  Mike has volunteered with tree planting efforts in Clifton, Butchertown, Irish Hill and Lexington Road, among many other places.    

Lexington planting

Mike has never kept a count of the trees he has helped to plant, in part because he thinks what, where and how you plant is even more important that the total.  His focus is “what’s it going to look like in 50 years”.

Mike is currently an active volunteer with Trees Louisville, a new non-profit which he hopes will play a big role in that 50-year vision.  You can read much more about Trees Louisville and our community’s tree issues and needs at the Trees Louisville website:  http://treeslouisville.org/

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 your story to Bill Hollander or Kyle Ethridge

Notice of Planning & Design Public Meetings

Red Hog

For basic details for above case/s please visit http://www.louisvilleky.gov/PlanningDesign/Click on “Search Case Information” link on the left navigation bar.  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.

Case No. 15VARIANCE1057
You are invited to attend a Board of Zoning Adjustment review for a variance from the Land Development Code to allow a proposed addition to be located beyond the maximum setback and waivers for design criteria.
Subject: 2622 Frankfort Avenue (Red Hog)
Case Manager: Steve Hendrix (steve.hendrix@louisvilleky.gov)
Meeting Type: Board of Zoning Adjustment
Date: Monday, August 24, 2015
Time: Meeting will begin at 8:30 AM and continue until all cases are heard
Location: Old Jail Auditorium, 514 W Liberty Street

LWC Haldeman Avenue Water Main Work


The Louisville Water Company (LWC) will be installing an 8” water main along Haldeman Avenue from Brownsboro Road to 237 Haldeman Avenue. The proposed water main project should greatly reduce the water-related maintenance activities in the area. Work will begin next week.

The construction activities will close one lane of traffic at times. Following construction, all disturbed grassy areas will be re-seeded and all disturbed paved and brick pavers areas will be repaired with like material.


If you have any questions or concerns please contact 569-3600 x 2312.

WIC Works


For more than 30 years, the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program has helped pregnant women, new mothers and young children eat well, learn about nutrition and stay healthy. WIC provides services to pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, as well as children under the age of 5. All WIC services are free to those who qualify.

WIC offers:

  • Helpful nutrition information
  • Breastfeeding education, assistance, and breast pumps
  • Nutritious foods
  • Referrals to other health and medical services

Who qualifies?

  • Pregnant women
  • Women who are breastfeeding a baby up to 1 year of age
  • Women who have had a baby in the past six months
  • Parents, step-parents, guardians, and foster parents of infants and children under the age of 5.
  • U.S. citizenship is not a requirement for eligibility.

Please see the income guidelines below.  If you know of any Metro Louisville resident who may qualify, please get them connected to WIC by calling 574-6676.     

Income Guidelines for the Kentucky WIC Program

Household Size Week Month Year
1 Person $419 $1,815 $21,775
2 People $567 $2,456 $29,471
3 People $715 $3,098 $37,167
4 People $863 $3,739 $44,863

Take TARC to State Fair and Save on Admission


The Kentucky State Fair is offering a deal to TARC passengers entering the fairgrounds. Passengers on a TARC bus will pay a flat $5 fair admission fee – half off adult fair admission – while also avoiding $8 in parking fees ($5 for advanced parking).  In past years, TARC passengers paid the regular fair admission price.

TARC operates extra service to the fairgrounds from downtown Louisville for all 11 days of the fair, Aug. 20-Aug. 30. 

Buses headed to the fair will depart from the TARC stop at Fifth and Market streets every 60-70 minutes from 6:30 a.m. – 11 p.m. for the 30-35 minute trip.  The last bus from the fairgrounds to downtown Louisville leaves at 11:58 p.m. daily. Passengers should look for the buses displaying the destination sign reading, “2 - State Fair.”

The TARC stop at the Kentucky Exposition Center is in Lot H, on the Circle of Champions opposite Broadbent Arena. State Fair complimentary trams near the stop will provide shuttle service for added convenience.

Regular TARC fares apply on all trips. A one-way adult fare is $1.75 and students

aged 6-17 and seniors with a TARC ID can ride for 80 cents. TARC rides and fair admission are free to children 5 and under.

Passengers are urged to have their five dollar fair admission ready before the bus enters the Kentucky Exposition Center.

For times, stops and other route information about TARC’s Kentucky State Fair service click this link. Online trip planning is also available at www.ridetarc.org or Google Maps.

LEPC-Hazmat IQ- Air Monitoring


The Louisville/Jefferson County Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is cohosting "HAZMAT IQ Air Monitoring" class on December 7th, 8th and 9th. Because there are a very limited number of spots available for this training, those seriously intending to attend should register and cancel registration if plans change.

This HazMatIQ® course is designed to train responders in the use, interpretation, and selection of a variety of direct reading instruments, colorimetric tubes, and various test strips, used in the HazMatIQ® Response System. Attendees will participate in hands on simulations and exercises utilizing actual products, which will produce real world responses on the detection equipment utilized during the class.

For more information about our LEPC please visit the website listed below: http://www.louisvillelepc.org/

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.

Friday, August 21: The Crescent Hill Community Council to host FREE outdoor movies on the Peterson-Dumesnil House lawn, 301 S. Peterson Avenue. Concessions will be available and there will be FREE popcorn. Please bring blankets or lawn chairs, bug spray, and/or picnic baskets. All movies will begin at dusk, approximately 9:00 p.m. In August enjoy Best in Show. This film showing is dog-friendly! A dog contest, doggie-pool, doggie water bowls and FREE doggie treats will be on hand for your award-winning fur friends! NOTE: Cancellation notices may be found on the Crescent Hill Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Crescent-Hill-Community-Council/80640754355) and by calling the Peterson-Dumesnil House at 502-895-7975.

Saturday, August 22: The Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind (APH), 1839 Frankfort Avenue, to host the APH Film Festival. Admission is free, but registration is required. Film is presented with audio description for the blind and a moderated discussion. Call 899-2213 or email kcarpenter@aph.org. Film on August 22 from 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. is Blindsight (2006).

Sunday, August 23: Carmichael's Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, to host Book Discussion for Go Set a Watchman at 2:00 p.m. Participants in this book group are encouraged to read both To Kill a Mockingbird and the recently published, Go Set a Watchman. The discussion will be built around the relative merits, history and critical reaction to two books written at nearly the same time, but published half a century apart. This special book group will be led by Terry "Cozad" Taylor, recently retired Director of Interfaith Paths to Peace, and author of the 2009 book, A Spirituality for Brokenness. For more information please call 896-6950.

Tuesday, August 25: Carmichael's Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, to host Community Book Club at 7:00 p.m. Please join the Carmichael's Community Book Club in August for a discussion of In the Night Garden by Catherynne M. Valente. Carmichael's provides a venue, a facilitated book discussion, and refreshments. Don't forget, all Book Club books are 20% off. For more information please call 896-6950.

Wednesday, August 26: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host booked for lunch to discuss The Rules of 48 by Jack Cady at 1:00 p.m. For more information please call 574-1793.

Wednesday, August 26: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host iPad for beginners at 2:30 p.m.  For more information please call 574-1771.

Wednesday, August 26: District 9 Community Conversation at 6:30 p.m. at SeniorCare Experts, 145 Thierman Lane. Most of the time and focus will be on you. We are hoping for an unscripted, open conversation about your visit for D9 and the City. Please mark your calendar and join us - and bring along a friend or neighbor!

Thursday, August 27: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host iPad for beginners 2 at 2:30 p.m.  For more information please call 574-1771.

Thursday, August 27: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host a movie discussion group on classics at 6:30 p.m. For more information please call 574-1793.

Thursday, August 27: Carmichael's Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, to host Sara Havens at 7:00 p.m. for a reading and book signing. For more information please call 896-6950.

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