District 9 eNews - Thursday, April 7, 2016

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Brightside Spring Community-Wide Clean-up – April 16


Registration for the Brightside & Passport Health Plan Spring Community-Wide Cleanup on Saturday, April 16th, is now open. The D9 office will sponsor a team. Volunteers will meet at Bingham Park at 8:30 a.m. for breakfast sandwiches and coffee. Then at 9:00 a.m. we will fan out throughout the District to clean. The District 9 office will provide bags, gloves, tools and t-shirts on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you would like to register your own neighborhood team, please click here: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER YOUR TEAM

Sustainability Story: More Solar in D9

solar panels

“Solar Over Louisville”, a campaign to educate, promote and act to increase solar usage in Louisville is underway, with support from Metro Council.   

One of the goals is to encourage more solar usage by publicizing ongoing efforts - and we’ve been doing that in D9.  Walter and Judy Olson installed eighteen solar panels on their home on Vernon Street in Clifton in 2014.  The main goal was to reduce their carbon footprint but they expected to recover their investment in 15 years.  Based on their experience to date, the Olsons now believe they will recover their costs in 10-11 years.  Actual consumption and generation varies from month-to-month, of course, but the panels consistently generate about one-third of the electrical needs of the house.  

Solar Over Louisville

Solar Over Louisville has a goal of installing 2 megawatts of solar capacity this year.  That’s enough to power over 300 typical homes.  Learn more about Solar Over Louisville here:  http://louisvillesustainabilitycouncil.org/projects/solar-over-louisville/

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

Register to VOTE Online

Kentuckians can now register to vote and update their registrations online.  The site is GoVoteKY.com. The deadline to register for the May 17, 2016 primary is April 18. 

Register to vote

D9 Resident to Sign New Book on Kentucky Derby

Derby Book

The Kentucky Derby is right around the corner and D9 resident Bill Doolittle has a new book to celebrate it.  From the mint juleps to the winner's circle, The Kentucky Derby is a photographic tribute to the history and pageantry of the most exciting two minutes in sports.

Doolittle is a local sportswriter and noted Kentucky Derby historian. The book is a tribute that traces the prestigious annual race from its start in 1875 to last year's Triple Crown winning performances by American Pharoah.

The book’s experiences aren’t just limited to the pages of text. You can download the Digimarc app on your smartphone or tablet, scroll over photos that feature the Digimarc logo, and instantly pull up associated video and blogs!  This interactive feature takes you straight to the track to experience races and interviews.

Doolittle will sign books at Carmichael’s, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 14. http://www.carmichaelsbookstore.com/event/bill-doolittle

More Naloxone Kits and Training Sessions

KY Harm Reduction Coalition

Thank you to The Kentucky Harm Reduction Coalition for the Naloxone  kits and training in D9 last week. More sessions will be held throughout the community in April.  Naloxone (also referred to by its brand name, Narcan) reverses the effects of overdose from heroin and other opioid drugs to prevent death. 

Training sessions will be held continuously from 1-3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5, and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, April 18, at the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness, located at 400 E. Gray St.  No registration or advance notice is required to attend the sessions.

Training sessions and free Naloxone kits are limited to individual members of the general public who are using opioids, or who have family members or loved ones with an opioid addiction

APH to Host Louisville Industrial Tour - April 16


The public is invited to join the Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind (APH), located at 1839 Frankfort Avenue, for a driving tour of the most significant industrial sites in Louisville. The four-hour tour, which will visit over twenty sites, focuses on how industrialization in the nineteenth century transformed Louisville and how that industrial landscape is changing in the twenty-first century.

Tour participants will leave on a bus from APH, whose own building dates from 1883, promptly at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 16. Tickets for this special tour cost $25 each. The deadline for reservations is April 8, seating is limited, and the bus is expected to fill early. Program is best for older children and adults.

Buildings along the tour include architectural wonders such as the Bernheim Distillery Bottling Plant, 822 South 15th,  Kentucky Wagon Manufacturing Company, 2601 S. Third, and Snead Manufacturing Building, 817 W. Market

For more information and to order tickets call (502) 899-2213, or send e-mail to kcarpenter@aph.org.

D9 Community Conversation – April 21

Community Conversation

The next Community Conversation is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 21 in Louisville Water Tower Park, 3005 River Road. Join us for a conversation about our community’s health. Discuss assets, barriers and community stories about your neighborhood. Make new connections with other who live in your community and share your vision of a healthy Louisville.


We also want to hear from you on any topics, an unscripted, open conversation about D9 and the City. Please mark your calendar and join us – and bring along a friend or neighbor!

CycLOUvia on Frankfort Ave – April 24


Cyclouvia will transform the street into a paved park where people of all ages and backgrounds can walk, bike, dance, skate, or participate in any other physical activity on public spaces that are always there but are normally reserved for automobiles. The street will be closed to motorized traffic from Stilz Avenue to Pope Street with cross traffic allowed at Ewing Avenue under traffic control officer supervision from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 24th. Cyclouvia will promote healthy lifestyles and alternative modes of transportation. This event is FREE and open to the public. 

SAVE THE DATE – Responsible Recycling – May 14

Responsible Recycing

The D9 Annual FREE Responsible Recycling event has been set for Saturday, May 14, from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM at Louisville Water Tower Park, 3005 River Road.

This is a FREE drive-through event open to residents in Louisville Metro. Please review the list for accepted donations and plan to donate items on May 14.

Thank you to our recycling vendors for participating in this year's event.

All Shred
Commonwealth e-Waste
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Interstate All Battery Center
Louisville Metro Department of Public Works
Supplies Over Seas

Please click on the flyer link for a list of items that will be accepted: 2016 Responsible Recycling Flyer

For additional details on accepted items please click on a link below.

Habitat for Humanity ReStore Donation Guidelines
Commonwealth e-Waste Accepted Items
Supplies Over Seas (SOS) Donation Flyer

If you are interested in volunteering please contact the office at 574-1109.

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 7: Crescent Hill Community Council meeting at 7:00 p.m. at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S. Peterson Avenue.

Thursday, April 7: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host a talking book discussion group at 7:00 p.m. Plan to discuss King and Maxwell by David Baldacci. Questions, please call 574-1793.

Saturday, April 9: Arbor Day Tree Give-a-way from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Louisville Nature Center, 3745 Illinois Avenue. Jefferson County Master Gardener Association members will be on hand to provide information on the tree varieties and to help with selection. There will be tree planting demonstrations. 900 trees will be given away, including: Bald Cypress, Black Gum, Gray Dogwood, Kentucky Coffeetree, Redbud, River Birch, Shumard Oak, Tulip Poplar and White Oak. There is a limit of 3 trees per family. Questions, please email jcmgaevents@gmail.com

Saturday, April 9: Join The Beargrass Creek Alliance for a cleanup at Cherokee Park's Big Rock from 9:00 a.m. - Noon. Spring rains have washed trash into the parks and neighborhoods, so now it's time to clean it out. Please dress for the weather and bring your own water bottle. Bags and gloves will be provided. For more information or to register, please visit www.beargrasscreek.org

Saturday, April 9 & Sunday, April 10: FleaTiques at Mellwood Antiques, 1860 Mellwood Avenue. The event is held the 2nd weekend of the month beginning in April on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. This is an outdoor market and the event is rain or shine. Each month will benefit a local charity, www.mellwoodantiques.com.

Saturday, April 9: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host an adult book discussion at 10:30 a.m. Plan to discuss The Master by Colm Toibin. Questions, please call the library at 574-1793.

Saturday, April 9: A Reader's Corner Bookstore, 2044 Frankfort Avenue, to host Good Garbage for a reading of spring stories and "Michael's Recycles". A fun recycling craft event follows the stories, all in celebration of Earth Day.  Cookies and juice will be served and each child gets a free book to take home! Story time starts at 11:00; the store opens at 10:30.

Saturday, April 9: Kentucky Homefront - Blues Kinsmen: A Memorial Tribute at 7:30 p.m. at the Clifton Center, 2116 Payne Street. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and tickets are $12. First house is JonBoy Slim & Mike Hood and the Beat Daddys. The second house Jeremy Short and Bosco France.

Monday, April 11: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host iPad for beginners Part 2 at 3:00 p.m. There are thousands of apps available to iPad users. Come learn how to use a few of the most important apps everyone should have. Call 574-1771 to register.

Tuesday, April 12: Carmichael's Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, to host Juan Thompson at 7:00 p.m. Join for a special presentation and signing of Stories I Tell Myself: Growing Up with Hunter S. Thompson. Questions, please contact 896-6950.

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