District 9 eNews - Thursday, May 19, 2016

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Bike to Work Day – May 20

This Friday, May 20, I’ll be biking to work, and I hope you will join us. Plan to Meet & Ride at Seneca Park in the parking lot near the basketball courts, at 7:00 a.m. Drive your vehicle or bike to Seneca and ride with other riders downtown. All riders must have a helmet. Then join Bike Louisville at Noon at 4th Street Live to meet up with other commuters, learn more about bicycle commuting, visit with vendors and celebrate the bicycle! For more information, please visit: www.bicyclingforlouisville.org or www.louisvilleky.gov/bikelouisville

Bike to Work

Sustainability Story: Bicycle Commuting


While many of us will be bicycling to work on Friday, more and more people are doing that most days.  D9 resident Whit Stodghill is one of those regular bicycle riders. 

Whit is a Chaplain and pastoral educator at Norton Healthcare and she bikes to and from her Crescent Hill home on the days she is scheduled to stay all day on the downtown Norton campus.  She says it takes her about 30 minutes to get to her office and about 45 minutes to get back home, with the longer afternoon commute caused by rush hour traffic and the uphill climb back to Crescent Hill.  You might see her on Frankfort Avenue, Mellwood Avenue or Payne Street, among other parts of her daily commute.  She says her motivation for riding the bike to work has more to do with her health and fitness than with sustainability, but she’s glad to keep her car off the road whenever she can.

Whit is happy to see more of Louisville’s roadways making room for bicyclists.  She says drivers go around her without a great deal of bother and she encourages both motorists and cyclists to make more efforts to share the road.  “I get frustrated, as a motorist, when cyclists insist on riding two and three abreast, when they could be sharing the road with automobiles.”  In addition to her commute on Louisville’s streets, Whit loves to ride on the Louisville Loop.  She rides at the Parklands, Chickasaw, Shawnee, Seneca and Cherokee Parks, and enjoys having such a great parks system to take advantage of in Louisville.  Thanks, Whit, for letting us tell your bicycling story.  

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

St. Matthews Street Festival – May 21

St. Matthews Street

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 present the 8th Annual Buy Local Fair this Sunday, May 22 from 12:00pm - 6:00pm at Louisville Water Tower Park, 3005 River Road. 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. 

Responsible Recycling Event a HUGE Success

group photo

Thank you for coming out for the Annual D9 FREE Responsible Recycling event last Saturday on River Road. This was the most successful year yet with 450 vehicles dropping off various items to be recycled or reused. Click here to view a photo album from the event. Truckloads of hazardous materials, household items, medical equipment, paper and other items will either be safely disposed of or reused.

There was some confusion regarding the collection or older, non-working TVs, for which we are sorry. We will be attempting to bring a vendor next year that will be able to collect older TVs and CRT monitors. In the meantime, residents may dispose of electronics, including older TVs and CRT monitors, up to three items or systems per visit, at no charge at the Louisville Waste Reduction Center, 636 Meriwether Avenue. The center is open Tuesday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. For specifics on what will be collected, please visit: https://louisvilleky.gov/government/public-works/electronics-recycling.

Another BIG 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

If you missed last week’s event, please make sure you check out tonight’s FREE paper shredding and electronics recycling event at Parker & Klein Real Estate, 112 S. Sherrin Avenue from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. More details in the calendar section below. Please note there are certain items you will not be able to bring.

ABC Notifications

ABC notifications

Attached please find a Change in Ownership memo and Courier Journal Legal advertisement for a Quota Retail Liquor by the Drink, NQ4 Retail Malt Beverage by the Drink, and 4 a.m. Extended Drink Hours License(s) being applied for, located at 1801 Brownsboro Road, Louisville, KY. 40206. This is the Mellwood Tavern, described below.  The ad ran in The Courier Journal Friday, May 6, 2016.

Attached please find a New Location memo and Courier Journal Legal advertisement for an NQ2 Restaurant Retail Drink and Sunday Liquor by the Drink License(s) being applied for, located at 2206 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, KY. 40206.  The ad ran in The Courier Journal Friday May 13, 2016.

Mellwood Tavern in the Works

Rush Inn

From Insider Louisville

The Rush Inn may get new life as Mellwood Tavern

Longtime bar and grill The Rush Inn may finally have a buyer after years on the market.

Louisville residents Briana Clemerson, Scott Crowder and Patrick Gregory have filed a notice in The Courier-Journal that they plan to apply for a liquor license for a business called Mellwood Tavern, located at 1801 Brownsboro Road — the address of The Rush Inn.

Given the name, it seems that the property will continue to house a bar and restaurant.

IL reported more than two years ago that The Rush Inn owner Jeff Rand was looking to sell the 131-year-old building and the business. Back then, his asking price was $545,000.

Jim Harbolt, a Realtor with Gant Hill & Associates who is representing Rand, said the sale is still pending. The trio needs to complete a few stipulations before the sale can go through and is still finalizing financing, he said.

10 Year Solid Waste Management Master Plan Survey

Metro seal

Louisville/Jefferson County residents can help shape the city’s 10-year Solid Waste Master Plan by taking a 5-minute confidential online survey. The survey seeks information about how citizens handle waste and what they pay to dispose of it. Development of the 10-year Solid Waste Master Plan got underway last fall. The plan is focused on Mayor Greg Fischer’s goal of diverting 90 percent of the community’s solid waste away from landfills by the year 2042. 

Volunteer for the Butchertown Art Fair

Butchertown art fair

The Butchertown Art Fair is coming up, and volunteers are still needed for the event, June 4-5. Please click the below link through Signup Genius to fill roles for setup, teardown, check-in, vending tents, beer pouring and more.


A pre-Art Fair volunteer party is scheduled for Wednesday, June 1. Details will be announced. Questions, please email Stevie Finn

FREE Summer Movies at Iroquois Amphitheater

Mark your calendars for FREE movies at Iroquois Amphitheater, 1080 Amphitheater Road. All movies begin at 8:00 p.m. The concession stand is open for these events selling hotdogs, popcorn, ice cream and sodas. To see all the great summer entertainment this year at the Iroquois Amphitheater, go to www.iroquoisamphithearter.com or call 502-368-5865.

Free Summer Movies

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

Louisville Bats Tickets for Community Groups


The Louisville Metro Council has teamed up with the Louisville Bats to provide tickets to deserving groups in the community for certain games. Metro Council Monday tickets are available to non-profit organizations, charitable groups, and volunteer organizations working to improve our city. If your organization is interested in this offer, contact Shelby Harding in the Bats office at sharding@batsbaseball.com. Please reference your Metro Council District, the name of your organization, and the number of tickets being requested. The dates available are May 30, June 13, June 27, July 25, August 8, August 22, and August 29. 

Neighborhood Summit FREE Tickets Available – June 4

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 ten 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.  

Be a VIP at St. Joseph’s Picnic

The Annual St. Joseph’s Picnic is scheduled for August 12 & 13. Early bird tickets are now available for the VIP experience. Tickets are $45 each and include FREE VIP parking, tables, chicken dinner buffet, LIVE music, private gambling, bar service and restrooms. VIP tickets will only be available until June 4. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit: www.sjkids.org or call 893-0241.

St. Joes

Mayor's Youth Implementation Team

The One Love Louisville Youth Implementation Team is a great opportunity for you to make a difference for yourself, your family, your peers and your community! A chance to learn and give your insight on issues that impact our city! An experience that has the potential to open up many doors to a successful future!


  • Be at least 13 years old AND no older than 21 years of age AND live in Louisville.
  • Complete a formal application online. Deadlines for applications have now been extended indefinitely.
  • Submit at least 1 Letter of Recommendation 

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, 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: Kentucky School for the Blind Middle and High School Music Concert at 6:30 p.m. on campus in Richie Auditorium. Free and open to the public.

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.

Friday, May 20: Bike to Work Day - Meet and Ride locations at Seneca Park, Iroquois Park, Shawnee Park and Big 4 Bridge. The Meet & Ride locations feature parking if you are driving and will allow you to ride with other riders and ride captains. Riders must have a helmet.You can also meet to ride home at Fourth Street Live at 5:15 p.m. For more information please visit: www.bicyclingforlouisville.org

Friday, May 20: Summer celebration to honor James R. Allen at 6:30 p.m. at Whitehall, 3110 Lexington Road. Summer Celebration is Whitehall’s opportunity to recognize special people who have made significant philanthropic contributions to our community.  For more information or to purchase tickets online, please click here.  You may also contact Whitehall at (502) 897-2944 or email at whitehall@historichomes.org.

Friday, May 20: Flamenco Louisville's Pasion Flamenco at Lettersong Gallery, 1501 Story Avenue at 8:00 p.m. Enjoy the music, dance and art of flamenco in an intimate setting, and experience the passion of Spain in the heart of Louisville. $10 cover, doors open at 7:30 p.m. For more information visit: www.FlamencoLouisville.org.

Saturday, May 21: St. Matthews Street Festival at Frankfort and Lexington Road from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Enjoy retail booths, live music, kidz zone, fun zone, local food, wellness fair and a beer garden.

Saturday, May 21: The Alexander Hamilton Historical Society of Kentucky will host its monthly book review 10:30 a.m. at the St. Matthews branch library, 3940 Grandview Avenue. The speaker is Dick Ernst and he will be discussing The Return of George Washington by Edward J. Larsen. Questions, please visit: http://ahhsky.wix.com/ahhs-ky

Saturday, May 21: The Rambler Garden Club spring plant sale from 9:00 a.m. - Noon at Springdale Presbyterian Church, 7812 Brownsboro Road. Proceeds from the sale will benefit Botanica. 

Saturday, May 21: District 13 Councilwoman Vicki Welch presents Forest Fest from 10:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. at Jefferson Memorial Forest. Parking is $10 and event includes food trucks, craft vendors, kids' activities, workshops, field camping and silent auction. 

Sunday, May 22: 8th Annual Buy Local First Fair at Louisville Water Tower Park, 3005 River Road, from Noon - 6:00 p.m. The fair will host a variety of local businesses, musicians, artists and craftspeople, chefs, community organizations and farmers. All locally-owned independent businesses and individuals are encouraged to participate as vendors. Admission is free, $5 per car to park. Bicycles are free to park. Sorry, pets are not allowed on the Louisville Water Tower Park property.

Monday, May 23: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, presents iPad for beginners at 8:30 a.m. Learn the basics of iPad usage including adding/removing apps, taking pictures, using facetime and basic care taking tips. Call to register. Questions, please call 574-1771.

Monday, May 23: Tai Chi classes at United Crescent Hill Ministries, 150 S. State Street, from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. The classes will be offered every Monday until July 11. Yang style 13 posture form. Class is for 18 years and older and costs $75. Wear loose clothing and flat shoes. For more information, please contact msritah@gmail.com.

Tuesday, May 24: MOVE Louisville public meeting at 6:00 p.m. at Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue. Attend to hear a MOVE Louisville presentation and participate in breakout sessions for a more specific exchange of ideas. If you are unable to attend, but would still like to provide input please visit: https://louisvilleky.wufoo.com/forms/move-louisville-comment-form/

Wednesday, May 25: LMPD 5th Division to host "Coffee with a Cop" conversation from 10:00 a.m. - Noon at McDonalds, 2314 Brownsboro Road.

Wednesday, May 25: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, presents booked for lunch book discussion at 1:00 p.m. Bring a sack lunch and enjoy a lively book discussion while we discuss Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford. Questions, please call 574-1793.

Wednesday, May 25: Kentucky School for the Blind Commencement, 6:30 PM, Richie Auditorium, Commencement speaker, 2015 Indiana Teacher of the Year and National Finalist Kathy Nimmer.

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