District 9 eNews - Thursday, September 8, 2016

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Councilman Bill Hollander
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Kyle Ethridge
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Back to School Block Party – on FRIDAY, September 9


Please mark your calendars for the 17th Annual Back to School Block Party at the Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center, 201 Reservoir Park on Friday, September 9th from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Enjoy FREE Mellow Mushroom pizza, swimming, door prizes and family fun!  Make a child ID with LMPD, and check out Fire Engine 4 from the Frankfort Avenue firehouse.


Click here to view our flyer and see a list of sponsors for the event! Youth door prizes are still being accepted. If you are interested in making a donation please contact the office at 574-1109. Thank you to sponsors who have already committed door prizes: A Reader’s Corner, Blue Dog Bakery , Carmichael's Bookstore , Comfy Cow, Crescent Hill Trading Company, Fierce Salon, Good Garbage, Heine Brothers' Coffee, Just Creations, Margaret's Consignments, McDonalds, Mellow Mushroom, Metro Parks, Red Hog Butcher and Reuse502.

Women’s and Girls’ Human Rights Event – September 9

Women and Girls Human Right Event

Louisville pure tap 5K

Pure Tap 5K

Louisville pure tap 5K on Saturday, September 10 at 8:45 a.m. at the Louisville Water Tower, the course will run east and west on River Road. Between 7:00 a.m. – Noon River Road from Zorn Avenue to Indian Hills Trail AND Mockingbird Valley from River Road to Mellwood Avenue will be closed. 

The Louisville pure tap® 5k is the first race in the Louisville Sports Commission's Fall Runathon Series. Presented by Louisville Water, the pure tap® 5k is a family-friendly race that allows participants to start and finish at the historic Louisville Water Tower on Zorn Avenue.

Anyone interested in participating can register on Friday, Sept. 9 from 10 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday, Sept. 120 from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Registration is at the Louisville Water Tower; cost is $30. 

Kids Finish First presented by KentuckyOne Health

Approximately 150 youth will kick-off their Kids Finish First running program at the start line of the pure tap® 5K. This program encourages local children between the ages of five and 14 to take steps toward an active lifestyle by training to complete a half marathon - 13.1 miles - in small increments. They will conclude their training on Oct. 242 on the Louisville Sports Commission half marathon course.

Walkers and runners participating in the Louisville pure tap® 5K on Sept. 10 can donate shoes at the Louisville Water Tower during packet pick-up on Sept. 9 or before the race on Sept. 10. WaterStep will sell the donated shoes to help finance its water projects, which are focused on saving lives at risk from waterborne illness around the world.

Sustainability Story: Trees


With fall approaching, now is the time to begin planning to help  increase our community’s tree canopy by planting a tree.   People often think about planting trees in the spring and summer months when trees are in flower, full of fruit or are covered with beautiful leaves. However, the ideal time to plant is during the tree's dormant season, after leaf drop in the fall and before bud-break in the spring. This time period is the least stressful to the tree because it is not actively trying to grow.

Before you plant, determine the location and select a species that will be able to thrive in the environment, taking into account soil health, sun and overhead obstructions.  Next, select a species that is right for the location. 

Tips for selecting your tree and actually planting it are in a brochure on the Louisville Metro website:  https://louisvilleky.gov/sites/default/files/brightside/pdf_files/brightside_tree_planting_instructions_brochure_092014_0.pdf.

The ideal season to plant a tree is rapidly approaching.  Start making your plans today!

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

Narcan Training in September

Narcan Training in September

LMPD on Crime & Safety Walk – September 13


LMPD’s 5th Division has organized a crime and safety walk for next Tuesday, September 13 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Plan to meet at University and Country Club Road. Please plan to attend to get to know the officers who serve the community and help keep neighborhoods safe!

Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness

Tornadoes, ice storms, flooding. Louisville has seen them all. Each can disrupt or even destroy physical households, leaving residents to make the best of a bad situation. You can prepare yourself to do just that. The city's Emergency Management Agency has multiple emergency preparedness guides listed at this link on its website. Take a look and get prepared.

Register to VOTE Online

Register to Vote

Since March 2016, Kentuckians have been able to register to vote and update their registrations online at the website  https://vrsws.sos.ky.gov/ovrweb/govoteky.   Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes says the GoVoteKy.com web portal has been a huge success.  “We have had over 100,000 Kentuckians access it,” Grimes recently told a committee in Frankfort.  “Over 37,000 applications have been processed. Eleven thousand of those applications are new registered voters. The remaining 26,000 are folks who are updating their registration.” The deadline to register for the November 8, 2016 General Election is October 11, 2016.

Register and Go Vote KY!  

Notice of Planning & Design Public Meetings

For basic details for below case/s please visit http://www.louisvilleky.gov/PlanningDesign/Click on “Search Case Information” link on the left navigation bar.  Then select the “home” tab and select the type of case and enter the 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.

Planning & Design

“Meet with Bill” – Wednesday, September 21

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 Wednesday, September 21, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., we’ll be at St. Matthews Area Ministries, 201 Biltmore Road. Please stop by with any questions or concerns. You can also call anytime at 574-1109 or email me

Metro Parks and Recreation Seeking AmeriCorps Member Positions

Metro Parks

Metro Parks’ mission is to take care of all Metro parks properties, enhance environmental resources and grow a sustainable community. As a part of that mission, Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation is searching for Americorps members for various divisions within the organization.

All AmeriCorps members will be serving at sites within Jefferson County, Kentucky. Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation divisions include Urban Forestry and Landscaping, Natural Areas, Jefferson Memorial Forest, and the Volunteer Program. AmeriCorps member positions are full-time and each member is expected to serve a minimum of 1,700 hours during their 12-month term of service. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age by the start of the program to enroll. Click here to learn more.

Metro Animal Services Low-Cost Clinics

Metro Animal Services (LMAS) to offer two lost-cost clinics for rabies vaccinations, micro chipping and licenses on September 20 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at 3705 Manslick Road and October 18 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at 3516 Newburg Road. For more information, please call LMAS at 361-1318.


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, September 8: Special meeting of the Metro Council Sustainability and Parks Committee at 1:00 p.m. at the future site of Waterfront Botanical Gardens. Presentation will include brief tour and presentation on Kentucky’s next premier economic and tourism project. Please wear appropriate footwear. Parking is available onsite. Questions, please contact Kasey Maier at kmaier@waterfrontgardens.org.

Thursday, September 8: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host scrabble club at 2:30 p.m. For more information, please contact the library at 574-1771.

Thursday, September 8Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host viewing of Raiders of the Lost Ark at 6:00 p.m. Rated PG. For more information, please contact the library at 574-1793.

Friday, September 9: Annual 9th District Back to School Block Party from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center, 201 Reservoir Avenue. Enjoy FREE swimming, pizza, door prizes and family fun! Anyone is invited to attend. All children must have a parent or guardian with them during the event. Click here to view the flyer with sponsors.

Saturday, September 10* Second Saturday * 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. For more information and to register, please call Sarah Wolff at 456-8125 or visit www.olmstedparks.org/events

Saturday, September 10: Robley Rex VA Medical Center to host 6th Annual Open House for Women Veterans from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the West entrance area of the 800 Zorn Avenue campus. This event is FREE and open to the public. Event includes community resources, information booths for veterans, door prizes, food, music and more. For more information, please contact Lauren Pachl at 287-6050 or email lauren.pachl@va.gov.

Saturday, September 10: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host an Adult Book Discussion of Kingdom of Shadows by Alan Furst at 10:30 a.m. For more information, please contact the library at 574-1793.

Saturday, September 10: 2nd Annual ReGeneration Fair from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the future Waterfront Botanical Gardens' site, 1410 N Frankfort Avenue. Event will feature vendors and booths showcasing sustainable practices. Food trucks, sweet treats and adult beverages will be available. Free admission, $10 suggested donation. For more details click here.

Saturday, September 10 - Sunday, September 11: September Art Fair at Mellwood Art Center, 1860 Mellwood Avenue. For more information visit http://www.mellwoodartcenter.com/september-art-fair.html

Saturday, September 10 & Sunday, September 11FleaTiques at Mellwood Antiques, 1860 Mellwood Avenue. The event is held the 2nd weekend of the month beginning in April on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. This is an outdoor market and the event is rain or shine. Each month will benefit a local charity, www.mellwoodantiques.com.

Tuesday, September 13St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host a non-fiction book discussion group on The Witches: Salem 1962 by Stacy Schiff at 2:30 p.m. For more information, please contact the library at 574-1771.

Tuesday, September 13: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host a Travelogue of Hungary along with conversation of Hungary under Soviet influence at 7:00 p.m. For more information, please contact the library at 574-1793.

Wednesday, September 14Career Fair from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Americana Community Center, 4801 Southside Drive. Meet with more than 20 top employers who has thousands of jobs available to fill including: Alliance Entertainment, Amazon Fulfillment, Amerisource Bergen, BCPS, Best Buy, Eby-Brown, GameStop, Geek Squad, Gilt, Gordon Food Services, Nastygal, Publishers Press, Sabert and Speyside. Bring your photo ID/social security card, copies of resume and dress professionally for an interview. Register onlione at https://focuscareer.ky.gov.

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