District 9 eNews - September 10, 2015

Bill Hollander

Councilman Bill Hollander
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Kyle Ethridge
Legislative Assistant
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Annual Back to School Block Party – THIS Friday

Back to School Block Party

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! Make a child ID with LMPD, check out Fire Engine 4 from the Frankfort Avenue firehouse, and meet the Mellow Mushroom mascot!  

Click here to view our flyer. Thank you to the following sponsors: Blue Dog Bakery, Carmichael's Bookstore , Heine Brothers' Coffee , Just Creations, Learning Express Toys, Margaret's Consignments, McDonalds (Clifton Heights off Brownsboro Road), Metro Parks, and The Comfy Cow.


Pure Tap 5K Road Closures - Saturday, Sept. 12

Pure Tap 5K

The Louisville Sports Commission and the Louisville Water Company have partnered again for the Louisville pure tap 5K. The race will be held on Saturday, September 12; the route will go up and back on Zorn Avenue. Zorn Avenue will not be closed, but access will be limited to one lane in each direction. River Road will be closed at Zorn Ave from approximately 8:15-9:45 a.m. There will also be barricades in place during that time to limit access at other points across Zorn.

Meet with Bill – Tuesday, Sept. 15

Bill Hollander

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 Tuesday, September 15, from 10:00 a.m. to Noon, we’ll be at the Clifton Center, 2117 Payne Street, in the Clifton Room. Please stop by with any questions or concerns. 

Sustainability Story: Local Food

Reynolds 1

The local food movement aims to connect food producers and food consumers in the same geographic region, for several purposes: to develop more self-reliant and resilient food networks, improve local economies, and for health, environmental, community, and social impact.   Many restaurants in D9 and other parts of Louisville specialize in local foods.  D9 residents have another option in The Reynolds Grocery Company at 1813 Frankfort Avenue in Clifton. 

Reynolds 2

Reynolds Grocery focuses on local produce and farm products as well as dry ingredients in bulk. Its goal is to highlight local farms and farming families in an effort give people a closer connection to the food they eat as well as encouraging the cooking of healthy thoughtful meals.  It has fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and dairy, all sustainably grown within 150 miles of Louisville.  It also sells growlers of local beer. Reynolds’ Facebook page, with more information and up to date offerings, is here: https://www.facebook.com/TheReynoldsGroceryCompany.

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

D9 Paving Update

Garden Drive 1

Paving work continued in D9 this month, as crews repaved Garden Drive from Lexington Road to Beals Branch Drive, Beals Branch Drive from Garden Drive to the dead end and Cherokee Gardens Road from Beals Branch Drive to Pee Wee Reese Road.  

Earlier this summer, crews completed repaving projects in Clifton, Clifton Heights and Crescent Hill.  Additional paving on a section of Meridian Avenue, near St. Matthews, more of North Hite in Clifton Heights and Mockingbird Valley Road has been funded and will be scheduled in the future.  

Garden Drive after

Paving decisions are made based on a rating of each road section, with the worst and most heavily travelled roads paved first.  

Thank you for your patience as we work through the long list of paving needs. 

Photos- Garden Drive, before and after repaving. 

Let's Get Potholes Fixed Before Winter


With summer ending, it's not too early to think about what winter weather can do to our roads.  We can help the situation by getting potholes filled now.  

Citizens are urged to report potholes to MetroCall by dialing 311 or 574-5000. Reports may also be made through an online service request at https://louisvilleky.gov/government/metrocall-311 . You can now download a smartphone application to report issues.  For more information click here. Potholes on interstate highways should be reported to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet at 1-877-For-KYTC (367-5982).

Potholes result from a combination of water that seeps through cracks caused by normal wear and tear in asphalt, repeated freezing and thawing temperatures, and the weight of traffic. Cold temperatures cause the water to freeze and expand, weakening the pavement. The weight of traffic on the weakened pavement then breaks the asphalt, eventually leaving a hole that grows as more traffic goes over it.

Please help us make winter driving better and safer by reporting potholes to MetroCall now. 

Create a Spooky Flavor Contest

Comfy Cow contest

The Comfy Cow challenges you to get creative and have some fun! Send in your creepy ice cream flavor ideas for a chance to win a $100 Comfy Cow gift card and Louisville Halloween t-shirt. The official Halloween ice cream flavor will be available in Louisville Comfy Cow stores from October 7 through October 31, 2015. Treat your family and friends to a scoop of your creation.

Submit your flavor ideas to www.LouisvilleHalloween.com by September 19, 2105

Volunteer in D9 Parks

Olmsted Parks

Volunteer Event: Bingham Park
September 12, 2015 10:00 AM - September 12, 2015 12:00 PM
Help restore this Clifton neighborhood park! Gloves, tools and refreshments provided. Dress for weather and working outdoors. Meet in the parking lot on Coral Avenue. Register now.

Volunteer Event: Seneca Park
September 15, 2015 1:30 PM - September 15, 2015 4:30 PM
It takes a lot more than luck to have extraordinary parks. Volunteer to help us to restore this popular destination! Gloves, tools and refreshments provided. Dress for weather and working outdoors. Register now! 

For more information please visit, http://www.olmstedparks.org/events/

Clifton Center's Louisville Heritage Project Offers Free Concert Tickets to Students

Clifton Center

The Clifton Center has partnered with Old National Bank and Strothman and Company to offer complimentary tickets for local students to attend select concerts that are part of the Center's 2015-2016 Louisville Heritage Project. Students from 1st grade through college are invited to enjoy and discover musical and cultural traditions from different regions of the world and the U.S., from Latin America to Appalachia. In addition to free admittance to select concerts, participating students will receive a passport that will get stamped at each concert they attend, giving them a chance to earn a Clifton Center T-shirt.

Free tickets are available for the following concerts (more will be added, visit cliftoncenter.org for updates to the season):

  • Hot Rize - Friday, September 18
  • Cumbia All Stars and Trio Brasileiro - Sunday, September 27
  • Roland Dyens - Thursday, October 1
  • Dave Liebman - Wednesday, October 21
  • Eric Bibb and Corey Harris - Thursday, February 4
  • Dom Flemons - Thursday, March 3

To reserve free students tickets, visit www.CliftonCenter.org and use the promotional code: “PASSPORT” when checking out. Student status will be verified at Will Call when picking up tickets, and college students must present a valid ID. Students will receive their Passport at the first concert they attend. Tickets also available at the door, based on availability.

Clifton Heights Storage Basin Meeting – Sept. 15

MSD meeting

MSD invites you to attend a public meeting regarding the Clifton Heights Storage Basin on Tuesday, September 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the American Printing House for the Blind, 1839 Frankfort Avenue. This is the third in a series of four public meetings. This meeting will provide information concerning the advanced design of the basin and how it will benefit the area. You will have an opportunity to provide input and comments regarding the project.

If you are unable to attend, questions and comments pertaining to this plan may be submitted via email at commentsIOAP@msdlouky.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.

Thursday, September 10: Town Hall Meeting For Veterans and Families from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Robley Rex VA Medical Center, 800 Zorn Avenue, west entrance conference room. Medical Center Director, Martin Traxler and Louisville Regional Benefit Office Director, David Davis will be in attendance to address questions and provide information relating to VA healthcare, benefits and claims. Resource tables and staff members will also be available to provide information on a variety of VA programs and services. For more information click here.

Thursday, September 10: Carmichael’s Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, to host Fred Minnick at 7:00 p.m. In Bourbon Curious: A Simple Tasting Guide for the Savvy Drinker, author Fred Minnick groups bourbon into four main flavor profiles—grain, caramel, nutmeg, and cinnamon. While many bourbons boast all four flavor notes, one delicious sensation typically overpowers the rest. This book explores more than 50 bourbon brands’ predominant tastes and suggests cocktail recipes to complement them. This event will include a reading and book signing. Questions please contact the store at 896-6950.

Friday, September 11: Annual 9th District Back to School Block Party from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center, 201 Reservoir Avenue. Enjoy FREE swimming, pizza, door prizes and family fun! Anyone is invited to attend. All children must have a parent or guardian with them during the event. Click here to view the flyer with sponsors.

Friday, September 11: The Crescent Hill Community Council to host FREE outdoor movies on the Peterson-Dumesnil House lawn, 301 S. Peterson Avenue. Concessions will be available. Please bring blankets or lawn chairs, bug spray, and/or picnic baskets. All movies will begin at dusk, around 9:30 p.m. In September enjoy double feature night with Big Hero and The Blues Brothers.

Saturday, September 12 – Sunday, September 13: September Art Fair at Mellwood Art Center, 1860 Mellwood Avenue. For more information visit http://mellwoodartcenter.com/wordpress/.

Saturday, September 12 – Sunday, September 13: FleaTique at Mellwood Antiques, 1860 Mellwood Avenue. Occurs the 2nd weekend of the month (not open during the winter months). Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Rain or shine. Each month will benefit a local charity.

Saturday, September 12: Riedlonn Yard Sale at 8:00 a.m. on all streets in the neighborhood (2800-2900 Riedling, Regan, 400 block of University, Emery, and 2800 block of Brownsboro). Rain date is Sept. 19.

Saturday, September 12: Bingham Park volunteer opportunity from 10:00 a.m. – Noon.  Bingham Park is located on Coral Avenue off Frankfort Avenue.  Cleanups are scheduled the 1st Saturday of every month.  Please note these dates are subject to cancellation due to weather. For more information and to register, please call Sarah Wolff at 456-8125 or visit www.olmstedparks.org/events

Saturday, September 12: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host an adult book discussion at 10:30 a.m. Plan to discuss In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez. Questions please call 574-1793.

Saturday, September 12: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host Kay Tong, Public Affairs Specialist for the Social Security Administration (SSA) in Kentucky at 11:00 a.m. Ms. Tong will discuss online services offered by the SSA. Questions please call 574-1793.

Saturday, September 12: Women Veteran Open House from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the west entrance at Robley Rex VA Medical Center, 800 Zorn Avenue. Enjoy information booths, women’s health-relaxation, garden dedication, music, food and door prizes. To learn more call Women Veterans Program Manager at 287-6050. To volunteer or make a donation call 287-6221.

Saturday, September 12: Louisville-based recording artist Nick Peay will host an album release party for his newly recorded CD titled Sobering at 7PM at Saints in Sky Bar, 131 Breckenridge Lane. For more information, visit nickpeaymusic.com. Follow on Twitter @nickpeay, or find on facebook @nickpeaymusic.

Monday, September 14: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host Microsoft 1 at 9:00 a.m. This class is an introduction to Microsoft Word, a program used to create documents such as papers, letters, reports, resumes, and more. Topics include how to get started, edit, format, and save your work. Questions please call 574-1771.

Tuesday, September 15: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host Microsoft 2 at 9:00 a.m. Microsoft Word is a program used to create documents such as papers, letters, reports, resumes, and more. This class builds upon skills covered in Microsoft Word 1. Topics include proofreading and revising, inserting images and tables, and formatting your page. Also, movie discussion group at 2:30 p.m. Discussion in Divorce Italian Style. Questions please call 574-1771.

Tuesday, September 15: “Meet with Bill” from 10:00 a.m. – Noon at Clifton Center, 2117 Payne Street in the reception hall. Not everyone has the time to come downtown to meet, so we wanted to make this easy and informal with no appointment necessary to let me know if you have any concerns or questions about anything going on in the district or Metro Louisville.

Tuesday, September 15: MSD Public Meeting from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the American Printing House for the Blind, 1839 Frankfort Avenue. This is the third meeting in a series of four public meetings concerning the Clifton Heights Storage Basin. The meeting will provide information concerning the advanced design of the basin and how it will benefit the area. If you are unable to attend, questions and comments pertaining to this plan may also be submitted via email at commentsIOAP@msdlouky.org.

Tuesday, September 15: Neighborhood Meeting to discuss the future of James Lee Memorial Presbyterian Church’s rezoning and renovations at 5:30 p.m. at UCHM, 150 State Street.

Wednesday, September 16 – Thursday, September 17: The Robley Rex VA Medical Center (VAMC) Compensated Work Therapy (CWT) program is proud to announce their second Veteran Job Fair in the Hotel Louisville, Grand Ballroom, located at 120 W. Broadway. This unique two day event will be held on Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Activities outlined for Wednesday, September 16th, will be focused on preparing Veterans for employment. Services will include resume review, mock interviews, Legal Aid services, employment resources, application assistance, and a presentation on federal employment for Veterans. On Thursday, September 17th, 30 Veteran friendly local employers will be available to discuss employment opportunities. Attendees are encouraged to dress in business attire and bring resumes. TARC will provide a Job Hunter bus specifically for the Job Fair. While employment for Veterans is the primary focus of the Veteran Job Fair, any individual seeking employment assistance is welcome to attend. No registration is required. The Veteran Job Fair is presented by the Robley Rex VAMC CWT program. For more information on this, and other opportunities available for Veterans through CWT, contact Stacey Norris at (502) 287-4162 or stacey.norris@va.gov. 

Wednesday, September 16: United Crescent Hill Ministries (UCHM) to host Listen and Learn with Dodd Oetken on Successful Retirement from Noon – 1:00 p.m. at 150 S. State Street. Bring your lunch if you’d like (light refreshments will be served) and join for an hour of learning and fun. Mr. Oetken works for Hilliard Lyons as a Wealth Planner serving the Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia markets. He is a CFP® practitioner who works as an extended member of Hilliard Lyons Financial Consultant’s team, providing expertise on issues affecting high-net worth clients. Plan to attend and bring a friend or two!

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