District 9 eNews - Thursday, October 1, 2015

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Louder Than Life – October 3 & 4

Louder Than Life

Louder Than Life, a two-day music and food festival, returns to D9’s Champions Park on River Road this weekend. This is a ticketed event, which leases Metro Parks and Louisville Water Company facilities. As a result, Louisville Water Tower Park, Champions Park and Eva Bandman Park will be closed to those without tickets on both Saturday, October 3 and Sunday, October 4. The event drew over 35,000 people last year and traffic in the area was heavy. The music lineup runs until 10:55 p.m. on Saturday and 10:30 p.m. on Sunday.

The Courier-Journal recently featured Louder Than Life tips, click here to read them. For more information please visit, http://louderthanlifefestival.com/

Sustainability Story: Louisville Solar Tour


The D9 eNews has featured several solar installations in the last few weeks, in keeping with the recent Metro Council resolution which encourages more use of solar in public and private buildings in Louisville.  On Saturday, October 10, you can see many solar-powered homes and businesses yourself on the 2015 Louisville Solar Tour.  The tour is one of hundreds being held around the country to demonstrate practical and economical solar solutions and to encourage community conversations addressing the growing need for clean energy. 

During the tour, participants will be able to speak directly with installers and system owners to get information about solar energy’s affordability and its environmental and economic benefits.   The tour is free and open to the public.  A kickoff and introduction to solar energy will be held from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the Green Building, 732 East Market Street.  Between Noon and 3:00 p.m., participants will have a choice of three tours:  self-guided, bike, and bus.  There is a $10 charge for the guided bus tour. 

The 2015 Louisville Solar Tour concludes with a celebration at District 9’s solar-powered Apocalypse Brew Works, 1612 Mellwood Avenue, between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

More information is here: http://louisvillesolartour.blogspot.com/.  Make plans now to learn more about solar in Louisville on October 10.

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

Beals Branch Neighborhood Meeting

Beals Branch neighborhood

Thank you to the Beals Branch Road Neighborhood Association for a good meeting on Sunday afternoon.  Beals Branch is an active organization which collects dues and uses the funds to cut grass and perform other maintenance in the area.  We had a good conversation about traffic, trees, maintenance at nearby Seneca Park and other issues.  Thank you to long-time neighborhood leader Paul Resch for setting up the meeting and for all of those who attended.

I’d be happy to meet with your D9 neighborhood organization.  Contact me at 574-1109 or Bill.Hollander@louisvilleky.gov.   

Celebrate Fair Trade Month at Just Creations

Just Creations

October is Fair Trade Month, to raise awareness of the reasons why fair trade is important, and to promote buying and using socially and commercially sustainable, fair trade products.  What better way to celebrate than at Just Creations, the Frankfort Avenue shop celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year.

Just Creations is a non-profit organization which provides marketing assistance to low-income craftspeople in the developing world, helping to provide a fair wage for the artisans and enabling them to pay for food, education, health care and housing. 

Special events at Just Creations this month include:

  • Saturday Samples- featuring a different Fair Trade food or beverage each Saturday of the month.
  • Kids Craft Activity – Saturday, October 24, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Coffee Bean Art.
  • Fair Trade at 25: Help compile a Just Creations 25th Anniversary Scrapbook by sharing a picture or story of an item, person or experience.

Just Creations is located at 2722 Frankfort Avenue and is open Monday-Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

Notice of Planning & Design Public Meetings

Metro Seal

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. 15STREETS1007
You are invited to attend a review of a proposal for a partial street closure of Emery Road from Riedling Dr. to its southeast terminus at Oaklawn Subdivision.
Subject: 2900 Riedling Drive
Case Manager: David Wagner (david.wagner@louisvilleky.gov)
Meeting Type: Land Developments and Transportation Committee
Date: Thursday, October 8, 2015
Time: Meeting will begin at 1:00 PM and continue until all cases are heard
Location: Old Jail Auditorium, 514 W Liberty Street

ABC Notifications

ABC notifications

Attached please find an Addition to License memo and Courier Journal Legal advertisement for an ABC Caterer's License being applied for, located at 1761 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, KY. 40206.  The ad ran in The Courier Journal Wednesday, September 23, 2015.

Attached please find a New Location memo and Courier Journal Legal advertisement for a Quota Retail Liquor by the Package and NQ4 Retail Malt Beverage by the Drink License(s) being applied for, located at 3701 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY. 40207.  The ad ran in The Courier Journal Friday, September 18, 2015.

Pre-Register for Heating Assistance Program


Home heating costs can be a large expense for families in the winter, so Louisville Metro Department of Community Services will begin accepting pre-registration heating assistance applications today, Thursday, October 1. The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides financial assistance to help income eligible citizens pay utility bills.

Pre-registration is for Jefferson County residents only who meet the following criteria: 

  • Fixed income within 130% of the federal poverty level
  • Elderly (60 years or older) or disabled individuals receiving social security, SSI, pension or Black Lung benefits

Applicants must be willing to provide the following documentation:

  • Picture ID for head of household (if available).
  • Proof of all household income for the preceding month (food stamp award letter, pay stubs, etc.).
    All individuals 18 or over in the household with no income must have a Proof of No Income form completed prior to applying for benefits. Forms available at the Community Services’ office, 810 Barret Ave. or click here.
  • Social Security card(s) or official documentation with social security number(s) or Permanent Resident Card Number(s) for everyone living in the household.
  • Most recent heating bill or verification from landlord that heating expenses are included in the rent (i.e. lease agreements).

Residents who meet the early registration requirements (who are elderly or disabled) may apply at the following locations:

  • Thurs, Oct.1 at Newburg Community Center, 4810 Exeter Ave., 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Mon., Oct. 5 at Southwick Community Center, 3621 Southern Ave., 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Tues., Oct. 6 at Portland Community Center, 640 North 27th St., 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Wed., Oct.7 at Sun Valley Community Center, 6505 Bethany Ln., 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Thurs., Oct. 8 at Baxter Community Center, 1125 Cedar Ct., 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
  • Mon., Oct. 12 at California Community Center, 1600 West St. Catherine,  8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Wed., Oct. 14 at Beechmont Community Center, 205 West Wellington Ave., 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Thurs., Oct. 15 at Oak & Acorn, 631 South 28th St., 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Fri., Oct. 16 at Shawnee Arts & Cultural Center, 607 S. 37th St., 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Mon., Oct. 19 at Watson-Powell, 1340 Heafer Rd., 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
  • Tues., Oct. 20 at South Louisville Community Center, 2911 Taylor Blvd., 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Wed., Oct. 21 at Cyril Allgeier Community Center, 4104 Cadillac Ct., 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Tues., Oct. 27 at Parkhill Community Center, 1703 South 13th St., 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Thurs., Oct. 29 at Jeffersontown Community Center, 10617 Taylorsville Rd., 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Funds for this program will be available on or after Nov. 4, 2015

Income-eligible residents who don’t meet the requirements for pre-registration (who are not elderly or disabled) may still apply for LIHEAP benefits but by an in-person appointment only at the LIHEAP office at the Urban Government Center, 810 Barret Avenue on Nov. 2 between 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. or Nov. 3 between 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.  All three LIHEAP offices will begin taking appointments on weekdays starting Nov. 4, between 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. (note:  Newburg site is closed on Fridays).  Check http://louisvilleky.gov/government/community-services/low-income-home-energy-assistance-program-liheap for a complete listing. Individuals who are unable to apply for this program in person may send a representative on their behalf. The representative must provide a hand-written note, dated and signed by the applicant, giving the representative permission to handle the application for services. The representative must provide a photo ID matching the name specified on the applicant’s note, the applicant’s photo ID (if available) as well as the required documentation specified above to qualify for the services/programs.

Annual Great St. Matthews Pumpkin Caper

pumpkin caper

This event is sponsored by Troop 115 Boy Scouts of America, and will run October 17th-31st (or until the pumpkins run out!). The pumpkin sale is the major fundraiser for the troop for each calendar year.  Proceeds help the troop pay for operating expenses as well as help fund Scouts' fees for trips, uniforms, and other expenses.

The Pumpkin Caper will be held at Beargrass Christian Church, 4100 Shelbyville Rd.  Hours will be 4:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.  Beargrass Christian has sponsored Troop 115 continuously since 1943.  The Pumpkin Caper has been the troop's major fundraising effort since the 1980's. Credit cards will be accepted. 

Kidabalou in Breslin Park – Oct. 23


Plan to attend Kidabalou on Friday, October 23, at 7:00 p.m. in Breslin Park. What is Kidabalou? Kidabalou is a fall family event in the Clifton, Crescent Hill and Irish Hill area. There will be trunk-or-treating (lots of free candy!), a DJ, inflatables for the kids, free food, and more. Contact Joey Keck at 896-0302 for more information.

Save the Date for the D9 Fall Community Cleanup

D9 Fall Cleanup

Join us on Saturday, October 24th for a cleanup, starting in Bingham Park, on Coral Avenue. D9 volunteers should plan to meet at 8:30 a.m. for coffee and breakfast sandwiches, and the cleanup will officially begin at 9:00 a.m. We’ll supply bags, gloves, and t-shirts on a first-come, first-serve basis. We’ll work to clean up the park and surrounding areas and then spread out in the community. Contact our office at 574-1109 or email kyle.ethridge@louisvilleky.gov to sign up for our cleanup. Let’s have a big crowd making D9 a little cleaner!

FREE Mammogram Screenings in December


On Friday, December 11, from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm, the 9th District office, in partnership with U of L Hospital and the James Graham Brown Cancer Center, will offer FREE mammograms at the Clifton Center, 2117 Payne Street.  To make an appointment please contact my office at 574-1109.  Mammograms are for women age 40 and over. There is no cost to eligible women without insurance.  Women with insurance will need to bring their card so a claim may be filed. 

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, October 1: Masonic Homes of Kentucky to host a neighborhood meeting to discuss a modification to the conditional use permit and revised detailed district development plan from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. in the Miralea Room at Miralea Active Lifestyle Community, 3701 Frankfort Avenue. At the meeting you can learn about the proposed plan and discuss any concerns you may have with Masonic Homes of Kentucky and their representatives.

Thursday, October 1: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host a talking book discussion group at 7:00 p.m. Plan to discuss Cold Betrayal: An Ali Reynolds Novel by Judith A. Vance. Talking books available from NLS upon request. Open to the public.  Books available at branch circulation desk. Questions please call 574-1793.

Thursday, October 1: Carmichael's Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, to host Sonya Lea at 7:00 p.m. Wondering Who You Are braids the story of Sonya and Richard’s relationship, those memories that he could no longer conjure, together with his fateful days in the hospital—the near-death experience and eventual traumatic brain injury. It follows the couple through his recovery as they struggle with his treatment, and through a marriage no longer grounded on decades of shared experience. Carmichael's will host Sonya for a reading and book signing as well as an in-store interview with Louisville's Magazine's Lynnell Edwards. Questions, please call the store at 896-6950.

Thursday, October 1: The Clifton Center, 2117 Payne Street, will host a concert by highly acclaimed guitarist Roland Dyens on the Eifler Theater stage at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at www.cliftoncenter.org or at Carmichael's Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue. Complimentary student tickets are available for this concert, made possible through the Heritage Passport program sponsored by Old National Bank and Strothman and Company. Visit http://www.cliftoncenter.org/passport for more information.

Friday, October 2 - Sunday, October 4: St. James Court Art Show.  Friday and Saturday from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm and Sunday from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm at St. James Court and surrounding streets.  For more information visit www.stjamescourtartshow.com.

Saturday, October 3: 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, October 3: Carmichael's Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, to host Nickole Brown and Jessica Jacobs at 4:00 p.m. Nickole Brown, originally from Louisville, KY, reads from her recently published collection of poems Fanny Says. Jessica Jacobs, a resident of Little Rock, AZ reads from her new collection Pelvis with Distance, a biography-in-poems of the artist Georgia O'Keeffe. Questions, please call the store at 896-6950.

Sunday, October 4: Big Rock Jazz and Blues Fest from 2:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Big Rock area of Cherokee Park (Park Boundary Road & Valetta Lane). The Olmsted Parks Conservancy invites you to spend a delightful fall afternoon at Big Rock in Cherokee Park listening to the magical voices of Gail Wynters with the Steve Snyder Trio; Louisville Orchestra’s Teddy Abrams as he cuts loose with his jazz group; and soulful artist Laurie Jane and the rock/blues/soul group The 45s. This community event is free. You can avoid parking headaches by leaving your car at the Adath Jeshurun temple at 2401 Woodbourne Ave and riding the free shuttle to Big Rock. For more information about the event, and the groups performing, visit the Conservancy’s website: www.olmstedparks.org.

Monday, October 5: Lexington Road Preservation meeting at 7:00 p.m. at Whitehall House & Gardens, 3110 Lexington Road. This meeting is open to anyone that would like to attend to discuss the Lexington Road area.

Monday, October 5: Viewing of the Healthcare Movie at 7:00 p.m. at St. Matthews Eline Library, 3940 Grandview Ave. Narrated by Kiefer Sutherland, this documentary interviews Canadians and Americans about health care in their countries and examines Canada’s single-payer system from the point of view of the patients who use it. Followed by discussion and Q&A. Sponsored by Kentuckians for Single Payer Healthcare, www.kyhealthcare.org.

Tuesday, October 6: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host a non-fiction book discussion group at 2:30 p.m. Book for discussion is No Place to Hide by Glenn Greenwald. Questions please call 574-1771.

Wednesday, October 7: Bellarmine University Nursing Fair at the Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. Nursing students will be checking blood pressure, BMI, vision testing and giving out information about CPR.

Wednesday, October 7: Bourbons Bistro, 2255 Frankfort Avenue, to host Master Distiller Jimmy Russell, for a 3-course Wild Turkey Dinner at 6:30 p.m. The menu with tasting will feature, Master's Keep, Russell's Reserve Single Barrel Rye, and Rare Breed. To make your reservation, please call 894-8838 or visit www.bourbonsbistro.com.

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