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MSD Pardon Our Dust Meeting for Clifton Heights – June 7


On Tuesday, June 7, at 6:00 p.m., MSD will host a public meeting on the Clifton Heights Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Basin to be built off Drescher Bridge Avenue. This meeting is at the American Printing House for the Blind, 1839 Frankfort Avenue. This Pardon Our Dust meeting will provide information about the construction phase of the project, and offer opportunities to speak with the Project Manager and Construction Team. The basin will greatly lessen the occurrence of combined sewer overflows – untreated sewage – entering Beargrass Creek during rain events. You can pre-register for the meeting and receive notifications concerning this project online: Please contact, Meskerem Eshetu, at 540-6496, with any questions.

Junk Pick-up in District 9

junk collection

It’s time to clean house and get ready for another junk collection if you live in the 9th District Urban Services District (USD). You may begin setting out your junk Friday, June 10 in the afternoon. All junk must be set out by Monday, June 12 at 6:00 a.m. Some items (hazardous materials, construction debris, etc.) are not collected. For collection guidelines, please see Sign up for junk set out reminders by email and text, click here. To see if you are in the collection area, go to, enter your address and check under “sanitation services.” 

Google Fiber Progressing

google fiber

The effort to attract Google Fiber to Louisville is moving into its final stages. On Tuesday, May 31, a Metro Council committee approved an ordinance granting a franchise for Google Fiber to operate.  The latest ordinance follows Metro Council approval of two ordinances in February.  Google Fiber praised Metro Council's effort then, saying it "paves the way for its residents having access to faster and better broadband."

At Tuesday's meeting, Google Fiber representative Lewis Roberts said, "We are thoroughly looking forward to having the opportunity to build and deploy a fiber optic to the home network...and really doing something special here in Louisville, Kentucky."  Business First recently wrote that Google Fiber has meant "better or expanded service and lower prices" in markets it enters.  The story, which also notes Louisville Metro Council's efforts,  is here:

The full Metro Council will vote on the Google Fiber franchise ordinance on June 9.  To sign up for more information about Google Fiber in Louisville, go here:

Reading is Magical at the Library

Reading is Magical

With the largest circulation branch in the Louisville Free Public Library system (St. Matthews Eline) and a children's area that includes a castle (Crescent Hill), D9 residents know that "Reading is Magical."  But this summer there are even more opportunities for younger readers with LFPL's Summer Reading Program.  Presented by the Library Foundation, the free, 10-week program encourages summer reading for newborns to twelfth graders by offering prizes and incentives.  The program runs through August 6.

You're invited to a kickoff Saturday, June 4, 10 am- 2 pm at the Main Library, 301 York Street.  Or stop by any LFPL branch to sign up. You can also learn more information and sign up online:

Budget Hearings Underway

metro seal

Mayor Greg Fischer presented his recommended budget to Metro Council on May 26 and budget hearings started yesterday, June 1.  As a member of the Budget Committee, I'll be attending many sessions between now and June 23 to learn more about the proposed budget.  All of the budget hearings (and all Metro Council meetings) can be been on Metro TV (Time Warner Cable channel 25, AT&T U-verse channel 99 or

We'll have more about the budget in upcoming editions of the eNews.  In the meantime, let me know if you have questions, comments or suggestions. You can reach me at or (502) 574-1109. 

Sustainability Story: Reuse Symposium – June 3


A couple of weeks ago, we featured Supplies Over Seas and its important “reuse” efforts.  We noted then that while much of the sustainability focus is on recycling, it is actually one of the last steps you should take to minimize waste - and that reuse is one of the first.

The Partnership for a Green City ( and Metro Public Works are teaming up for a symposium TOMORROW, June 3, on reuse opportunities that will minimize disposal of items that are still beneficial.  Several D9 organizations will be featured, including Supplies Over Seas ( and Good Garbage ( ).  There will also be variety of reuse demonstrations.  More information about the symposium and an opportunity to purchase tickets (which are $25, including lunch) is here:

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

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).

Additional information online at: or by contacting Judy Gogan at 502.899.1899.

People who love garden tours might want to buy a 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 is available online at   

8th Annual Butchertown Art Fair – June 4 & 5

Butchertown art fair

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. More information can be found online: or by emailing

Neighborhood Summit Tickets Available – June 4

neighborhood summit

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.

To register to attend, please contact the Center for Neighborhoods at 589-0343 or email 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

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: All proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to help build the Education Pavilion, the first building designed for the Waterfront Botanical Gardens.

Notice of Planning & Design Public Meetings

Basic details for below case/s can be found at 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 listed case manager.  If you have any questions please contact Planning & Design directly at 574-6230.

Case No. 16VARIANCE1031
Subject Property: 2801 Circlewood Court
You are invited to attend a BOZA review for a Variance from LDC section 5.3.1 table 5.3.1 to allow a roofed outdoor living area to encroach into the side yard setback.
Case Manager: Ross Allen (
Meeting Type: Board of Zoning Adjustment
Date: Monday, June 20
Time: Meeting will begin at 8:30 AM and continue until all cases are heard
Location: Old Jail Building, 514 W. Liberty Street 

Crime Mapping in Louisville


The links to the crime mapping tool have recently been changed. Please see the below new links to view crime in your neighborhood. You can also now subscribe to crime alerts.

Check crime in Louisville on a map: 

Subscribe to crime alerts in Louisville:

METCO Board Approves D9 Business Loan

A D9 business was recently approved for loans by the Louisville Metropolitan Business Development Corporation.

Approvals included a $60,000 façade loan and a $30,000 KEOZ loan (for economic development in eligible areas) to 1604 Story, LLC, located at 1604 Story Avenue. In addition to interior improvements, the loan will allow owners Scott Howe, Nick Phelps, Mitchell Kersting and Tyler Watkins to make improvements to the storefront, doors, windows, and add new paint to the exterior. The building, which sits near the corner of Story Avenue and Frankfort Avenue, is currently vacant. The owners plan to transform the first floor into a commercial space with residential above.

To learn more about the city’s small business loan program click here:

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 Please reference your Metro Council District, the name of your organization, and the number of tickets being requested. The dates available are June 13, June 27, July 25, August 8, August 22, and August 29. 

LG&E Gas Survey Season

LG&E survey

District 9 Calendar Events

Below are some Ninth District calendar events.  To view a full listing of events please go to the District 9 Blog at  If you would like to submit events to be considered for the blog calendar please email Kyle Ethridge or call 574-1109.

Thursday, June 2: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host a talking book discussion at 7:00 p.m. Plan to discuss, Alex & Me: How a Scientist and a Parrot Discovered a Hidden World of Animal Intelligence - and Formed a Deep Bond in the Process by Irene M Pepperberg. Questions, please contact the branch at 574-1793.

Thursday, June 2Carmichael's Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, to host Keith Stewart at 7:00 p.m. for a reading of Bernadette Peters Hates Me, a memoir of a klutzy southern man from Lexington. Questions please contact the store at 896-6950.

Saturday, June 4: 2016 Neighborhood Summit at the Kentucky Expo Center, 937 Phillips Lane, from 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. hosted by the Center for Neighborhoods. More information is available online:

Saturday, June 4: Waterfront Botanical Gardens to host Yoga in the Gardens from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Join for a free morning of yoga. There will be several yoga instructors leading different styles of yoga throughout the morning, as well as breakfast refreshments. Site is located at the corner of Frankfort Avenue and River Road.

Saturday, June 4: The 22nd Annual Crescent Hill Garden Tour from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S. Peterson Avenue. Annual garden tour of 10 private gardens in the historic neighborhood of Crescent Hill. Tickets are $10 and available the day of the tour at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 South Peterson Avenue, where the tour begins. More information is available online:

Saturday, June 4: Bingham Park volunteer opportunity from 10:00 a.m. - Noon.  Bingham Park is located on Coral Avenue off Frankfort Avenue.  Please note these dates are subject to cancellation due to weather. Register by calling Sarah Wolff at 456-8125 or online:

Saturday, June 4: Flamenco Louisville presents Noche Flamenca at Caffe Classico, 2144 Frankfort Avenue, from 9:30 - 11:00 p.m. $10 cover includes a glass of house wine. An intimate evening of live music and dance authentically creating the environment of the tablaos of Andalucia, Spain. Questions please contact, Diana Dinicola at 235-3998.

Saturday, June 4 & Sunday, June 5: Butchertown Art Fair on 800 and 900 blocks of E Washington Street. Hours on Saturday are 10:00 am - 7:00 pm  and Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm. Art fair will feature over 100 artists from throughout the nation, entertainment for the whole family, food trucks and drinks, there is something here for everyone. More information is available online:

Sunday, June 5: Waterfront Botanical Gardens to host Prelude 2016 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the site, located at corner of Frankfort Avenue and River Road. This elegant summer-time soiree will accommodate 500 guests, will feature food fare by Chad Welch of Atria Hospitality, and also entertainment by the Louisville Orchestra’s Music Director Teddy Abrams, local musician Ben Sollee, and members of the Louisville Ballet. Tickets are $175 and can be purchased through

Monday, June 6: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host 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, 574-1771.

Monday, June 6: Enjoy free movies at Iroquois Amphitheater, 1080 Amphitheater Road, at 8:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Schedule is subject to change - concessions will be available. Questions? Please call 368-5865 or go to June 6th's movie is Grease, rated PG.

Tuesday, June 7: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host a non-fiction book discussion group at 2:30 p.m. Plan to discuss, The Mind's Eye by Oliver Sacks. Questions, please call 574-1771.

Tuesday, June 7: Butchertown Neighborhood Association meeting at 6:00 p.m. at the former St. Joseph’s school, room 4, 1420 E. Washington Street.

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