District 9 eNews - Thursday, May 12, 2016

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Responsible Recycling on Saturday, May 14

Responsible Recycling

The D9 Annual FREE Responsible Recycling event is this Saturday, May 14, from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM at Louisville Water Tower Park, 3005 River Road. Please click on the below links for additional details on accepted items.

This is a FREE drive-through event open to residents in Louisville Metro. We’ve added some new offerings this year including materials you normally can recycle only at Metro’s Waste Reduction Center, including fluorescent light bulbs, oil based paint and household chemicals. 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

Sustainability Story: Supplies Over Seas

Supplies Over Seas

While much of the sustainability focus is on recycling, it is actually one of the last steps you should take to minimize waste.  Reuse is one of the first and there are many ways to let others reuse what you have around the house at this week’s D9 Responsible Recycling Event.

Supplies Over Seas (SOS), a non-profit based right here in D9, will be participating Saturday.  It’s a Medical Surplus Recovery Organization (MSRO), one of just fifteen across the United States, and the only organization of its type in the immediate region.  As an MSRO, SOS is committed to responsibly recovering, sorting, and distributing unused, leftover, and “under-used” medical supplies and equipment.

Once donated materials have been thoroughly sorted, SOS loads them into a 40 ft. sea-going container and ships them out to a medically impoverished community. In addition, last year alone SOS provided more than 84 medical mission teams with the supplies they needed in order to treat under-served patients around the world.

Over the years, SOS has kept more than 850 tons of usable medical supplies and equipment from landfills, and in so doing brought health and hope to medically impoverished communities in 100 countries, including the United States. 

You can help on Saturday by bringing medical surplus items, including walkers, wheelchairs, orthopedic items, diabetic supplies, ace bandages, gauze pads, canes, etc., to Louisville Water Tower Park from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm.  For other ways to help, go here: http://www.suppliesoverseas.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

FREE Shakespeare in the Parks – May 14


Enjoy Kentucky Shakespeare in Story Avenue Park, 1519 Story Avenue, Saturday, May 14 at 6:00 p.m. for FREE! The production of Romeo and Juliet has seven-actors and is ninety minutes long. Rain space: Crescent Hill United Methodist Church. Funding was provided with D9 Neighborhood Development Funds and by White Clay Consulting.

Free junk drop-off at Outer Loop Landfill – May 15

metro seal

If you have any items that are not accepted at the Responsible Recycling event, please plan to attend the FREE junk drop-off at Outer Loop this weekend.

A free bulk waste and junk drop-off event will be held on Sunday, May 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Waste Management Outer Loop Landfill, 2673 Outer Loop.  Residents throughout Jefferson County may drop off bulky items not accepted during regular garbage collection such as appliances, furniture and mattresses.

The drop-off event is a partnership of Metro Public Works and Waste Management of Kentucky. Residents are asked to separate metal items from other junk so it can be recycled to conserve limited landfill space.

Items that will not be accepted during the drop-off event include yard waste (grass, limbs, leaves, etc.), hazardous materials, paint, tires and commercial trash.

The event is in addition to regular bulk waste disposal available throughout the year at the Waste Reduction Center located at 636 Meriwether Avenue. In the year round service, up to three bulk items per household are accepted free of charge during regular operating hours Tuesday - Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Materials such as oil and lead-based paints, lawn fertilizers, batteries and household chemicals may be taken to the Household Hazardous Materials Collection Center, known as Haz Bin, at 7501 Grade Lane. The center is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is no charge for Louisville residents for Haz Bin services.

Comment on MSD’s Lexington & Payne CSO Basin


MSD is taking comments on the conceptual design for the Lexington and Payne CSO (combined sewer overflow) basin project - a covered underground basin. By visiting MSD’s website, you can view a full video of an April 26 public meeting and make your comments about the basin, including where it should be located on the old River Metals property. 

The basin will greatly lessen the occurrence of combined sewer overflows—untreated sewage—entering Beargrass Creek during rain events. More information on the Lexington & Payne CSO Basin Project and your opportunity to comment is here: http://msdprojectwin.org/Public-Input/Lexington-Payne-CSO-Storage-Basin.aspx

Keep Reporting Those Potholes!


Louisville’s “pothole blitz” is over but you can still help us repair the remaining potholes by reporting them with a specific address.   

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 driving better and safer by reporting potholes to MetroCall. 

“Meet with Bill” – Tuesday, May 17

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, in addition to our regular, evening D9 Community Conversations.  On Tuesday, May 17, from 10:00 a.m. – Noon, we’ll be at the St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue. Please stop by with any questions or concerns. You can also call anytime at 574-1109 or email bill.hollander@louisvilleky.gov.

St. Matthews Street Festival – May 21

St. Matthews Street Festival

On May 21st from 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., Frankfort Avenue between Lexington Road and Bauer Avenue will be transformed into one of the best street festivals in Louisville! You’ll find bands, food, vendors, and activities for both adults and children. Showcased will be area retailers, restaurants, and live entertainment. Family fun and activities include the free Kids Zone, Fun Zone and Wellness Fair. You’ll find vendors who have something special, unique or delicious to share with everyone! For more information visit: http://stmatthewsstreetfestival.com/

Buy Local Fair – May 22

Buy Local

The Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) will host the 8th Annual Buy Local Fair on Sunday, May 22 from 12:00pm - 6:00pm at Louisville Water Tower Park, 3005 River Road. Presented by Louisville Water Company, admission to the Buy Local Fair is free and parking is $5 per vehicle, or free for bicycle parking.

The fair will include a marketplace of more than 200 booths from local businesses, artists and craftspeople, community organizations, and farmers, as well as a craft beer tent sponsored by ValuMarket, over 25 food and drink vendors, a cooking competition, aerial circus acts, a silent auction, and the H2O Kid's Zone sponsored by Louisville Water. You can also BYOB (bring your own bottle - for water!) to fill up at the Louisville Pure Tap® to GO stations.

To volunteer, please sign up here to select a shift and location. 

Beargrass Creek Canoe Tour with David Wicks – May 28

David Wicks

Botanica and the Waterfront Botanical Gardens are hosting a Beargrass Creek Canoe Tour with David Wicks on Saturday, May 28 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Attendees should plan to meet at the Louisville Community Boathouse, 1325 River Road. This event features a 3-hour canoe tour with host David Wicks, who has dedicated much of his life's work to the history and current clean-up efforts of Beargrass Creek. This event is open to both Botanica members and non-members. Tickets are $10 for members and $15 for non-members and can be purchased online: https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/Botanica/canoetours.html 

Neighborhood Summit FREE Tickets Available – June 4

Center for Neighborhoods

The District 9 office recently allocated $150 of D9 Neighborhood Development Funds (NDF) to the Center For Neighborhoods.  The funding will provide an opportunity for 10 District 9 residents to attend the 2016 Neighborhood Summit and covers the cost of each ticket at $15 per participant.

To register to attend, please contact the Center for Neighborhoods at 589-0343 or email summit@centerforneighborhoods.org. Each participant must register themselves individually and the 10 available tickets are on a first come, first served basis.  

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.

Saturday, May 14: The 9th District Office will host the annual Responsible Recycling Event at Louisville Water Tower Park, home of the WaterWorks Museum, 3005 River Road from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  For more information on what is collected please visit our website at www.louisvilleky.gov/district9 and click on the "2016 Annual Responsible Recycling Event" photo in the middle of the page.

Saturday, May 14: * Second Saturday * Bingham Park volunteer opportunity from 10:00 a.m. - Noon.  Bingham Park is located on Coral Avenue between Frankfort Avenue and Brownsboro Road.  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, May 14: 5th Annual How-To Festival from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Main Library Branch, 301 York Street. How-to sessions will be located in more than 20 areas throughout the building and surrounding grounds, transforming the entire library into a giant classroom. Food trucks will be available. Click here for the complete schedule of How-To sessionsThe Festival is free and open to the public. 

Saturday, May 14: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, presents an adult book discussion at 10:30 a.m. Plan to discuss, The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James. Questions, please call 574-1793.

Saturday, May 14: American Printing House for the Blind Museum, 1839 Frankfort Avenue, to host exploring with all the senses: animals in the backyard from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Make reservations by noon on May 13 by sending email to Kcarpenter@aph.org or calling 502-899-2213.  Are you curious about the wildlife that lives in our own backyards? This program introduces us to the city dwellers of the animal world through all the senses and includes hands-on activities and interactions with live animals. Offered in partnership with the Louisville Nature Center. For all ages.

Saturday, May 14 & Sunday, May 15: 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, May 14: FREE Shakespeare in the Parks - enjoy Romeo and Juliet in Story Avenue Park, 1519 Story Avenue from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs (and picnic foods, if you wish). Rain space: Crescent Hill United Methodist Church, 201 S. Peterson Avenue.

Saturday, May 14: Kentucky Homefront at the Clifton Center, 2117 Payne Street, doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. Adult tickets are $12 and students are $5. For more information please visit: www.kentuckyhomefront.org

Tuesday, May 17: "Meet with Bill" from 10:00 a.m. - Noon at St. Mathews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue. To make meeting with us in person more convenient, we’ll be holding office hours at various places around District 9, in addition to our regular, evening D9 Community Conversations. Please stop by with any questions or concerns. You can also call anytime at 574-1109 or email bill.hollander@louisvilleky.gov.

Tuesday, May 17: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, presents a movie discussion group on Network at 2:30 p.m. Questions, please call 574-1771.

Tuesday, May 17: The Louisville Audubon Society and Susan Brown present "Lichens of Pine Mountain" at 7:00 p.m. at Beargrass Christian Church, 4100 Shelbyville Road. This is a FREE event and refreshments will be provided. For more information, visit: www.louisvilleaudubon.org.

Thursday, May 19: Parker & Klein Real Estate, 112 S. Sherrin Avenue, is hosting a free paper shredding and electronics recycling event from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. The entire community is encouraged to take part!  There will be a shredding truck on site that will handle paper of any kind including magazines, phone books, documents and file folders. Bring your computers and electronics too! The company will recycle them and destroy any hard drives. Please don't bring: tube TV's, light bulbs or refrigerators/refrigerants. Questions please contact Jacqueline Klein at 802-6752 or email jklein@parkerandklein.com

Thursday, May 19: Carmichael's Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, to host C.E. Morgan for a reading and book signing of The Sport of Kings at 7:00 p.m. Questions, please call 896-6950.

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