District 9 eNews - Thursday, July 14, 2016

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In this issue...

Story Avenue Park Fundraiser – TONIGHT

Story Ave

Story Avenue Park, located in the 1500 block of Story Avenue, is a 1.8 acre property owned by Metro Parks. The Park has a new design, which includes a walking path with lights, benches, playground and a relocated basketball court. Development of the park is a public private partnership. Please join Butchertown residents, businesses and other interested parties tonight for a fundraising event from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Butchertown Grocery, 1076 E. Washington Street. To read the full Courier-Journal article, please click here. Also, check out news stories on the Park below.

WDRB: http://www.wdrb.com/story/32396741/construction-to-begin-soon-on-story-avenue-park


“Meet with Bill” – Tuesday, July 19

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, July 19, from 10:00 a.m. – Noon, we’ll be at the Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center, 201 Reservoir Avenue. Please stop by with any questions or concerns. You can also call anytime at 574-1109 or email me

Sustainability Story: Farmers Markets

Farmer's Market

The Crescent Hill Farmers Market, at the corner of Frankfort and South Peterson Avenues, expanded to Monday mornings this week.  The market is now open Monday and Friday from 7:00 am to roughly 11:00 am in the parking lot of the Crescent Hill United Methodist Church.

Charles Hambley of Hambley Farms has been the mainstay of the market.  For nearly 30 years, Hambley Farms has been helping keep Kentuckiana stocked in locally grown produce. A family owned and operated vegetable farm in Corydon, Indiana, Hambley sells at several farmers markets, including the St. Matthews market, and specializes in dirt-grown tomatoes and other hearty vegetables.  More about Hambley Farms is here: http://www.hambleyfarms.com/


Shopping at farmers markets is a great sustainability practice. As the Farmers Markets Coalition says “Sustainability is the overarching theme…. Farmers engage in sustainable farming practices to produce healthy food to sustain the local community, who in turn provide the money necessary to sustain the farmers.  Each shares in the success of the other in a mutually beneficial relationship that has become a model for sustainability. “

We are fortunate to have several farmers markets in District 9, the award-winning St. Matthews Farmers Market at 4100 Shelbyville Road on Saturday mornings (http://smfarmersmarket.com/) , a market at Rainbow Blossom, 3738 Lexington Road,  on Sundays from 12:00 – 4:00 pm and the Crescent Hill market, now open on Monday and Friday mornings.

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

Zorn Avenue to be repaved


We're happy to report that D9's Zorn Avenue, from River Road to Hillcrest Avenue, is on the list for repaving. Work was scheduled to begin this week. However, it’s a big project, which will likely expand into the coming weeks. The schedule is also subject to change due to weather and operational factors.

Adopt an LMAS Animal TODAY


If you have been thinking about adopting a four-legged animal NOW is the time. Louisville Metro Animal Services (LMAS) has announced that they are currently over capacity by 100 “healthy” animals at their Manslick facility. LMAS is offering adoption specials at Animal House until July 18. All cats and kittens are $20 and select dogs are $40, all will approved applications. Animal House is located at 3516 Newburg Road and is open Tuesday-Sunday from Noon – 6:00 p.m. and Wednesdays until 7:00 p.m. For more information, please call 473-7387.

10-Year Solid Waste Management Study Meeting

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Are you concerned that most of the waste going into landfills is recyclable or reusable? Are you concerned about how much solid waste services cost where you live?  Are you concerned about what services are available for you to dispose or recycle your waste? If you answered yes to those questions, then on behalf of Louisville Metro Government (Department of Public Works and Assets), the Jefferson County Waste Management District and the Mayor’s Innovation Delivery Team, we would like to invite you to take part in a series of three very important meetings where you will have the opportunity to help shape our community’s solid waste management future. 

During these meetings a consultant team will show us what is in Louisville Metro’s garbage, what it costs to collect it, where it goes, and how it is processed. The consultant team will then show us what our peer cities are doing, plus what high performing cities across the country are doing to plan for their solid waste management in the future. This will help us learn what might work here. All this will culminate, with your help, to develop a Solid Waste Master Plan to set goals, priorities and a vision for Jefferson County.

If this sounds like something that interests you, then mark your calendar for the first meeting on July 27, 2016 from 6-8 pm at the Southwest Public Library located at 9725 Dixie Highway. Click here for a full list of future meetings and agendas. If you have questions or would like to provide your input, please contact Pete Flood at 502-574-3290 or pete.flood@louisvilleky.gov.

Click here to view a description of the Solid Waste Management Study.

Center for Neighborhoods Green Institute


Many D9 residents have participated in the Green Institute, an environmental leadership-education program established in 2012 by the Center For Neighborhoods. It equips neighborhood leaders with the skills and resources needed to improve the environmental, social and economic resilience of their communities. Now we need more folks to get involved to make D9 even greener and more sustainable.

Classes meet every Thursday, 6:00 - 8:30PM at Center For Neighborhoods headquarters, 507 S. 3rd Street, for 12 consecutive weeks beginning August 25th. Dinner is provided, and the class is offered free of charge. Click HERE for more information.

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, July 14: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host scrabble club at 2:30 p.m. For more information please call 574-1771.

Thursday, July 14: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host a FREE movie viewing of Captain America: The First Avenger at 6:00 p.m. Trivia and some discussion to follow. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Rated PG-13. For more information please call 574-1793.

Saturday, July 16: KIPDA is hosting a Fan Fair Event from 9:00 a.m.- Noon to distribute fans at the United Steelworkers Local 1693 headquarters, 1233 S 10th St. Fans will be available for seniors 60 and older, as well as to individuals with physical disabilities, on a first-come, first-served basis. More information available online:

Saturday, July 16: Free Metro Parks Event - Children and Nature: Cultivating the Nature Rich Life - this is a two part event. Part One is from 9:30 a.m. - Noon at Iroquois Park Amphitheater and is geared towards parents, educators, healthcare providers, outdoor recreationists and other advocates for reconnecting people with nature. This event is free though advance registration is requested. Reservations are available at richardlouviroquois.eventbrite.com. Part Two is at 7:00 p.m. at Sunset Amphitheater, Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest. This event is also free though advance registration is requested. Reservations are available at richardlouvbernheim.eventbrite.com. Click here for a flyer with more event details.

Saturday, July 16: American Printing House for the Blind, 1839 Frankfort Avenue, to host Braille for the sighted: workshops for young people from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Best for children 8 and up. Please call 899-2213 or email kcarpenter@aph.org to register.

Saturday, July 16: 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 Mark Webster, Attorney and AHHS member, and he will be discussing Fire and Light: How the Enlightenment Transformed Our World by James MacGregor Burns. Questions, please visit http://ahhsky.wix.com/ahhs-ky.

Saturday, July 16: 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 visit iroquoisamphitheater.org. July 16th's movie is Minions, rated PG.

Monday, July 18: 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 visit iroquoisamphitheater.org. July 18th's movie is Shaun the Sheep, rated PG-Run.

Tuesday, July 19: Real Estate Development Workshop from 8:00 - 5:00 p.m. at Hilliard Lyons Conference Center, 500 W Jefferson Street, 12th Floor. Learn the basics on how to create 1-3 story buildings (residential, commercial or mixed-use). Registration is available online: http://www.incrementaldevelopment.org/louisville2016.

Tuesday, July 19: "Meet with Bill" from 10:00 a.m.  - Noon at the Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center, 201 Reservoir Avenue. Not everyone has the time to come downtown to meet, so we wanted to make this easy and informal with no appointment necessary to let me know if you have any concerns or questions about anything going on in the district or Metro Louisville.

Tuesday, July 19: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host a movie discussion group at 2:30 p.m. Plan to discuss The Virgin Spring. For more information please call 574-1771.

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