District 9 eNews - Thursday, June 16, 2016

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D9 Community Conversation – June 21


The next Community Conversation is scheduled at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21 at the Clifton Center, 2117 Payne Street.

Join us for presentations by Jason Nally with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife to talk about urban interactions with coyotes and other wild animals. 


A representative from the Metro Department of Health & Wellness will also attend to talk about mosquito safety and prevention this summer.

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!

Ramp to Story Avenue to Close

Story Avenue Ramp

As work continues on the Ohio River Bridges Project, a new road closure in D9 starts on Friday.  

The ramp from I-64 East to Story Avenue is scheduled to close around  9 p.m. on Friday, June 17 and remain closed for about 1 ½ weeks.  A new ramp connecting to new lanes of I-64 East is scheduled to open by 5 a.m. on Monday, June 27th. 

The signed detour will take drivers to Grinstead Drive to exit I-64.

The Bridges Project continues to cause intermittent closures of other D9 streets: 

  • Frankfort Avenue from Story Avenue to River Road, with local access available between Story Avenue and Washington Street
  • Mellwood Avenue under I-64
  • Story Avenue under I-64

Frankfort Avenue Closed from Story to Mellwood

Mellwood LWC work

Louisville Water Company work has closed Frankfort Avenue from Story to Mellwood. The closure started Sunday, June 12 and is expected to continue through July 8.  

The good news is that Frankfort Avenue east of Mellwood remains open for now, although a small section will close as the project proceeds.

Louisville Water is repairing a 147-year-old water main that runs along Mellwood Avenue.  More on the project and the history of the water main in this Courier-Journal story by James Bruggers: http://www.courier-journal.com/story/tech/science/watchdog-earth/2016/06/08/flashback-risky-trench-work-frankfort-ave/85594920/

March with Fairness on Friday – June 17

Fairness Big Four  

On Sunday evening, just hours after the mass killing in Orlando, Louisville and Jeffersonville residents came together on the Big Four Bridge for a vigil for the victims.  The crowd filled the bridge and sent a resounding message against hate-filled violence, which in this case was directed at the LGBT community.  The Fairness Campaign, based in D9, was one of the organizers of the vigil and I was proud to join the crowd.

Pride Parade

On Friday, June 17, I will again be joining Fairness to march in the Kentuckiana Pride Parade - and hope you will join us.  The parade starts at 7 p.m. Friday at Main and Floyd streets and proceeds to the Belvedere, where the annual Kentuckiana Pride Festival is being held on Friday and Saturday.

In the meantime, volunteers are still needed to inflate the balloons for the Fairness "Human Balloon Float". Email Jamie@Fairness.org or call (502) 893-0788 to volunteer or to reserve your spot to march with Fairness in the parade.

Sustainability Story: Biking to Work


Melanie Babin moved to Louisville from Baton Rouge and noticed one thing immediately - there are many more bicyclists in Louisville.  She likes that.

Melanie rides her bicycle from her apartment to Heine Brothers' on Chenoweth Lane in D9, where she works to help pay for her education.  She is studying engineering and was recently admitted to the University of Louisville's Speed School.  Melanie has also noticed all of the bicycle infrastructure near the UofL campus. She likes that too.

Melanie rides her bicycle so she won't have to find a parking spot and says it is exhilarating and more social than being in a car.  Of course, it also saves money, helps the environment and is great exercise, in a city where many of us need much more of it.  

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

Neighborhood Charrette – June 21, 22 and 23


Pre-application neighborhood charrette scheduled for Thursday, June 23 at 7:00 p.m. at Louisville Collegiate School, in the David Commons Room, 2427 Glenmary Avenue. The meeting is being hosted by Bardenwerper, Talbott & Roberts, PLLC, to discuss a zoning change from C-2 to Planned Development District consisting of mixed residential, office, retail and restaurant on 3.32 acres at the intersection of Lexington Road and Grinstead Drive (2294, 2300, 2338 & 2340 Lexington Road and 2501, 2503, 2509, 2511 & 2515 Grinstead Drive). The property is located within the Irish Hill Neighborhood, but will impact surrounding neighborhoods. The June 23 meeting is directed to Crescent Hill residents. You may also attend meetings on Tuesday, June 21 at 7:00 p.m. (Irish Hill residents) and Wednesday, June 22 at 7:00 p.m. (Cherokee Triangle) at the same room at Collegiate..

If you cannot attend, but have questions or concerns, please call William Bardenweper at 426-6688 or the land planning and engineering firm representatives David Mindel and Kent Gootee at 485-1508.

Sign-up for LMPD 5th Division’s Crime Notifications


 Major Shara Parks with LMPD’s 5th Division hosts monthly Community Safety Walks and meet and greet events, like “Coffee with a Cop”. Sign up for the crime notifications to be alerted about future events in the District. To sign up click here, type in your address and select from drop down list, look under Emergency Services, Police and click “Subscribe”.

If you experience any issues signing up, please email Kyle Ethridge with your street address and email address.

Cultural Pass to Keep Kids Busy this Summer

Cultural Pass

Louisville’s Cultural Pass is back, offering admission for one child/student (ages 0 through college) to diverse attractions all over the community. If the child is under 16, one parent or guardian is also admitted. The passes are available at all 18 Louisville Free Public libraries and Metro Parks Community Centers. They are valid June 5- Aug. 6. 

Crescent Hill 4th of July Festival

Fourth of July

The Annual Crescent Hill 4th of July Festival is scheduled for Sunday, July 3 and Monday, July 4 from 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S. Peterson Avenue. The events include 85 juried artists’ booths, live music, children’s fun zone, food court, cake booth, pet contest, silent auction and much more! Enjoy a spectacular fireworks display on Monday, July 4th at 10:00 p.m. Free parking is available at the Seminary parking lot on Grinstead Drive with a free trolley ride to the grounds, available between 1:00 – 10:00 p.m. A bike rack will also be available, please bring your own lock. For more event information visit: http://www.crescenthill.us/fourth-of-july

Volunteers are still needed to make the event a success. For more information on shifts available and to sign up visit: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b49a8ac2da13-call3

Donations needed for the cake/prize wheel. There are three ways you can contribute:

  1. Make a cash donation, visit: crescenthill.us and follow links to the Cake Wheel and donate through PayPal.
  2. Order a cake through Bussman’s Bakery at 893-3822 and Crescent Hill will pick it up.
  3. Purchase and contact Kathy at 810-7772 for a drop-off or pick-up.

ABC Notifications


Any person, association, corporation, or body politic may protest the granting of the license by writing the Dept. of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 1003 Twilight Trail, Frankfort, KY 40601-8400, within 30 days of the date of this legal publication.

Attached please find a Change in Ownership memo and Courier Journal Legal advertisement for a Quota Retail Liquor by the Package, NQ Retail Malt Beverage by the Package, and 2 a.m. Extended Package Sales Hours License(s) being applied for, located at 1801 Brownsboro Road, Louisville, KY. 40206.  The ad ran in The Courier Journal Saturday, June 11, 2016.

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, June 23St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host eBay for beginners at 2:30 p.m. Learn the basics of buying and selling items on eBay. Feel free to bring one (1) item to research. Having basic or better computer skills is suggested. Questions, please call 574-1771.

Thursday, June 23: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host a monthly film discussion at 6:30 p.m. Join for this monthly discussion, and watch the film, "Network." Questions, please contact the branch at 574-1793.

Thursday, June 23: Carmichael's Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, to host David Bell at 7:00 p.m. for a reading of Since She Went Away. Questions please contact the store at 896-6950.

Friday, June 24:  Frankfort Avenue will host the FAT Friday Trolley Hop from 6:00pm-10:30pm. Many businesses along the Avenue will host live music, offer special sales and serve refreshments. For more information visit www.fatfridayhop.org

Friday, June 24Crescent Hill Outdoor Cinema. First feature of the season will be Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The movies are held on the lawn beside the Peterson-Dumesnil House at 301 S. Peterson Ave and start around dusk (9:00ish). Bring a blanket, chair, bug spray, cooler, etc. There is free popcorn and other concession items available for purchase. For more information visit: http://www.crescenthill.us/.

Saturday, June 25American Printing House for the Blind (APH) to host bards and storytellers: Karen Karsh, singer, songwriter and pianist from 12:30 - 3:00 p.m. at 1839 Frankfort Avenue. This event is free, but register is required. To register, please call 899-2213 or email kcarpenter@aph.org.

Monday, June 27St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host iPad for beginners at 2:30 p.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 27Enjoy 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 visit iroquoisamphitheater.org. June 27th's movie is Where the Wild Things Are, rated PG.

Tuesday, June 28: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host an event to discuss the role of Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville at 2:30 p.m. Questions, please call 574-1771.

Tuesday, June 28The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Robley Rex VA Medical Center, will host a town hall meeting for Veterans and their families to improve communication with, and hear directly from Veterans about their VA healthcare and benefits.  The meeting is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. at the Robley Rex VA Medical Center, 800 Zorn Avenue, Room E005 - West Entrance. For more information on the services provided by the Robley Rex VA Medical Center, visit:  www.louisville.va.gov

Tuesday, June 28: Public Hearing on the Draft Environmental Assessment for Bowman Field tree clearing program from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Breckinridge Inn, 2800 Breckinridge Lane. Access the draft assessment online: http://www.flylouisville.com/bowman-field/bowman-field-airport-area-safety-program/

Wednesday, June 29: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host Booked for Lunch at 1:00 p.m. Bring a sack lunch and enjoy a lively discussion of Bull Mountain by Brian Panowich. Questions, please contact the branch at 574-1793.

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