District 9 eNews - Thursday, May 26, 2016

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Hike, Bike & Paddle – May 30

Hike, Bike and Paddle

Join the crowd on Memorial Day for the Mayor's Healthy Hometown Hike, Bike & Paddle at Waterfront Park - Great Lawn. The event features a walk through downtown, a bike ride to Iroquois Park and a water excursion in the Ohio River. 

We hope to see you at one of these events. For more information please visit http://louisvilleky.gov/government/city-events/subway-fresh-fit-hike-bike-paddle.

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Sustainability Story: 8th Annual Sustainability Fair – May 27

Friday, May 27, is a Frankfort AvenueTrolley Hop Friday and the 8th Annual Clifton Sustainability Fair from 4:30 – 9:30 p.m. Sponsored by Clifton Universalist Unitarian Church, the fair features more than 30 booths. Check out the flyer below.


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

No Memorial Day Pickup

There will be no residential garbage, recycling or yard waste collection within the Louisville Metro Urban Services District (former Louisville city limits) on Memorial Day, Monday May 30. Collection through the week will be delayed by one day because of the holiday. 

Garbage pickup in St. Matthews will also be delayed because of the holiday.

Other District 9 residents who rely on private haulers for garbage, recycling and yard waste collection should consult those haulers about holiday collection schedules.

Beargrass Creek Canoe Tour with David Wicks – May 28

Beargrass Creek

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 

Mosquito Control


With all the recent rain we have experienced and the international attention to the Zika virus, my office has received calls regarding mosquito control. Please read this information from Health and Wellness.

Mosquito fogging will be starting in the next few weeks. Click here to read important information about mosquito fogging and the boundaries that will be covered.

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Click here to sign up to be alerted for fogging in your area and for other important community notification alerts.

For more information concerning the Zika Virus, click for the “CDC Zika Virus” home page.

Wear Insect repellant

It’s a good idea to wear insect repellant if you’re going outdoors, particularly in the early morning and early evening when the mosquitoes are most active. The Centers for Disease Control has recommended repellant containing 20 –35 percent concentrations of DEET for adults and repellant with no more than 10 percent concentrations for children. The CDC also recommends three other repellants for use, those containing picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus and IR3535.

Remove standing water on your property

Water can collect in places you might not think of such as

  • clogged gutters
  • low spots on tarps and swimming pool covers
  • old tires in the back yard

For areas where you can’t eliminate the standing water, such as in ornamental ponds, there are various products now available at large department stores, hardware, pet stores and home, garden and pond centers that will inhibit mosquito breeding.

For more information on how to protect your home, pets and family from mosquitoes and West Nile Virus, click here.

For questions or complaints contact Metro Health and Wellness at 574-6650 between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

A Few Reminders this Summer

Metro logo

With June less than a week away, I wanted to share a few general reminders.

  • Please make sure you keep your grass cut on a regular basis. Weeds or grass that is taller than 10 inches can result in a citation.
  • All vehicles must be parked on hard durable surfaces and in permissible locations.
  • When taking walks with your pet, please make sure you pick up pet waste and dispose of it properly.
  • Property owners are responsible for areas surrounding their property - to the middle of the street and middle of alley - for general upkeep and debris removal.
  • In the Urban Services District, garbage must be set at the curb/alley no later than 6 AM on collection day, but no earlier than 4 PM the day before collection. All containers must be removed from the street/alley no later than 4 PM the day after collection. 

An Important Alert from LMPD


In an effort to reduce thefts from cars this summer and beyond, the Louisville Metro Police Department has launched a campaign to remind residents: If you don’t lock your car, you’re making it a target for crime.

LMPD has reported an increase of thefts from cars in the last several months and nearly 75 percent of these thefts were from unlocked cars.

Some communities have seen a decrease in these thefts after teaching people about increased chance of theft from unlocked cars. Please be sure to follow these tips to protect yourself and your belongings:

  • Don’t leave valuables in an unattended vehicle.
  • If that’s not possible, lock the materials in the trunk of the car, or at least place them out of clear view.
  • Always lock unattended vehicles.

Lastly, notify police of any suspicious activity by calling the Police Non-Emergency Tip Line at (502) 574-7111.

UCHM Seeking Summer Youth Employee


United Crescent Hill Ministries (UCHM) has exciting things in store for the youth in the community this Summer, and they are looking for a Youth Worker to help them make it happen!

Are you (or is someone you know) looking for a temporary Summer job? UCHM is offering a 40-hour/week paying position, lasting from 7 to 7 - 1/2 weeks this Summer.  You'll be working with students who have completed 1st - 8th grades, and each week is limited to 20 campers. Camp runs M-F (9am-4pm) for six weeks, beginning June 13 (no camp the week of July 4-8) and ending on July 29. Want to know more about the Camp activities before you apply for the position? A flyer that you can download can be found here.

Hours: The position is Monday-Friday (8:30 am - 4:30 pm), 40 hours per week, for 7 to 7-1/2 weeks.

Start date: June 6th or 8th (whichever works for our hire) with June 8th being the "must start" date. The position lasts through July 29th or August 3rd, again depending on availability; July 29th is the "must work until" date. 

For a pdf of the Job Description that you may download, print, and share, click here.
Call Gayle Collins at (502) 893-0346 or email Collins.gayle@gmail.com for more information or to apply.

22nd Annual Crescent Hill Garden Tour – June 4

Crescent Hill Garden Tour

The 22nd Annual Crescent Hill Garden Tour is scheduled for Saturday, June 4, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will feature 10 stunning gardens created and maintained by homeowners in the Crescent Hill neighborhood.  Tour-goers can learn tips and techniques of some of the area’s top gardeners and horticulturalists. And the historic Peterson-Dumesnil House and its elegant gardens will be open for free tours throughout the day.

The Tour begins at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 South Peterson Avenue, where tickets will be sold starting at 9:00 a.m. Tickets are $15. Advance tickets are available at St. Matthews Feed & Seed (225 Chenoweth Lane) and Crescent Hill Trading Post (at the corner of Frankfort Ave. and South Bayly Ave, just behind Carmichael's Books).

For more information visit www.crescenthillgardentour.org or contact Judy Gogan at 502.899.1899.

People who love garden tours might want to buy a $30 PASSPORT ticket that gets them into the Crescent Hill Tour, the Old Louisville Garden Tour June 11 & 12 and the Audubon Park Garden Tour June 25. More info at www.gardentourpassport.com   

8th Annual Butchertown Art Fair – June 4 & 5


The 8th Annual Butchertown Art Fair will be held within the 800 and 900 blocks of East Washington Street, Saturday, June 4th from 10:00am-7:00pm and Sunday, June 5th from 11:00am-5:00pm. The event will include over 80 art and craft vendors, food trucks, kids' activities, street performers, live music, and more.

Hildegard House is the nonprofit partner this year, so attendees are encouraged to bring disposable travel items - such as toothbrushes, deodorant, and personal-use hygiene items.

The Art Fair is free and open to the public, and proceeds from booth fees benefit the Butchertown Neighborhood Association Inc. Visit http://butchertown.wix.com/artfair or email butchertownartfair@gmail.com for more information.

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 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.  

Waterfront Botanical Gardens Fundraiser – June 5


Waterfront Botanical Gardens invites the public to attend their annual fundraiser, The Prelude 2016, presented by Brown Forman, on Sunday, June 5, 2016, from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at 1410 North Frankfort Avenue (at River Road). Valet parking and golf cart access to the site are available. Field-friendly footwear is advised.

This year’s event will feature six artists from the Louisville Ballet, Teddy Abrams of the Louisville Orchestra, and local musician Ben Sollee. Festive libations and farm-to-table hor d’oeurves will be served by Chef Chad Welch of Atria Senior Living. The event will be held at the future botanical gardens site, which will be transformed into a whimsical grove of trees, designed by Landscapes by Dallas Foster, Inc, and serving as the backdrop for the Ballet’s performance.

Tickets are $175 a person. Purchase tickets online: www.waterfrontgardens.org. All proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to help build the Education Pavilion, the first building designed for the Waterfront Botanical Gardens.

TARC Summer Youth Pass on Sale


Getting to jobs, the movies, recreational activities and fun events around Louisville is affordable and easy for young people with the TARC Summer Youth Pass, which is now on sale.

The pass costs $30 and is available to anyone 6-19 years old.  With the pass, youths can take unlimited TARC rides on all routes from June 1-Aug. 31.

By taking public transportation, young people can gain self-confidence and become more self-reliant, important skills for lifelong success. All TARC buses are equipped with bicycle racks that can provide greater mobility. 

The pass can be ordered from TARC’s website, www.ridetarc.org, or purchased at the following locations:

  • Union Station, 1000 W. Broadway
  • Nia Center, 2900 W. Broadway
  • All Fifth Third Banks
  • Louisville Free Public Library, 3rd & York

To order by mail, send a check or money order for $30, with your name, address and phone number, to SUMMER YOUTH PASS; c/o TARC cashier; 1000 W. Broadway; Louisville, KY  40203. 

Catholic Charities of Louisville Seeking Volunteers

Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities is seeking volunteers for their Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program.

The Long-term Care Ombudsman is a NO COST service for the community. Catholic Charities holds the KIPDA contract to administer the Ombudsman Program. They serve residents in long-term care facilities and their families in Bullitt, Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble counties in Kentucky.

The Ombudsman Program was created in 1972 as a Public Health Service demonstration program to meet the needs of residents facing problems in nursing homes. In 1978 Congress amended the Older Americans Act to include a requirement that each state develop a Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program. The Ombudsman Program addresses complaints and advocates for improvements in the long term care system. Ombudsman responsibilities outlined in the Older American Act include:

  • Identify, investigate, and resolve complaints made by or on behalf of residents;
  • Provide information to residents about their rights;
  • Educate and inform consumers and the general public regarding issues and concerns related to institutional long-term care;
  • Promote the development of citizen organizations and volunteers to participate in the program;
  • Advocate for changes to improve residents’ quality of life and care.

For more information visit:  https://cclou.org/long-term-care/ or contact Beth Morgan, Long-Term Care Ombudsman Associate/ Volunteer Coordinator

bmorgan@archlou.org, 502.637.9786, ext. 144

Friendship Force of Louisville

Friendship Force

I recently hosted a “Meet with Bill” event and two constituents shared with me information on an interesting group, The Friendship Force of Louisville, KY, which has been building peace through friendship since 1977. Their mission is to promote global understanding across the barriers that separate people. Their vision is that each individual will make a contribution to global goodwill and that the worldwide network of clubs and individuals will overcome differences among people and nations.  By connecting the world, one friend at a time, the group works to create a world of friends that becomes a world of peace.

Members explore new countries and regions and explore different cultures to find new ways to connect with others. Members share their homes, meals, conversations, everyday experiences and become friends with the people they host. For more information please visit: http://fflk.org/

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. 

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 26: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, presents iPad for beginners part 2 at 8:30 a.m. There are thousands of apps available to iPad users. Come learn how to use a few of the most important apps everyone has. Call to register. Questions, please call 574-1771.

Thursday, May 26: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, presents a film discussion at 6:30 p.m. Questions, please call 574-1793.

Thursday, May 26: Pre-application neighborhood meeting to present rezoning plan for 1832 Frankfort Avenue. Proposed change in zoning from R5B to CR and a detailed description for the property. Case No. 16ZONE1028 and case manager is Julia Williams, Develop Louisville at 574-6942. If you cannot attend but have questions or concerns please contact Cecily Bell at 538-8019.

Friday, May 27: 8th Annual Sustainability Fair, presented by Clifton Unitarian Church, from 4:30 - 9:30 p.m. on Rastetter Street between Frankfort and Payne. The fair will promote sustainable and healthy business, technologies, foods and non-profits. Also enjoy live music, food and beer. For more information please email finance@cliftonuu.org or call Judy Quinlan at 513-735-4410. 

Saturday, May 28: The Butchertown Neighborhood Association to host a pre-art fair cleanup at 9:00 a.m. Volunteers should meet at Adam Horton Art Studio, 1403 Story Avenue. Please bring shovels, rakes, assorted cleanup items.

Saturday, May 28: Beargrass Creek Canoe Tour with David Wicks from 1 pm-4 pm. 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 can be purchased here: https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/Botanica/canoetours.html 

Monday, May 30: Mayor's Healthy Hometown Hike, Bike and Paddle at Waterfront Park - Great Lawn. For more information please visit http://louisvilleky.gov/government/city-events/subway-fresh-fit-hike-bike-paddle.

Tuesday, May 31: Join LMPD’s 5th Division Police for the Police and Community Safety Walk from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Plan to meet in the back parking lot of Sacred Heart Academy, 3107 Lexington Road (closest to McCready Avenue). Plan to walk a few blocks in the area and distribute crime prevention materials to residential neighbors.

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