District 9 eNews - Thursday, September 15, 2016

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Councilman Bill Hollander
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Kyle Ethridge
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#GiveLocalLou TODAY – September 15

Give Local Lou

Today, Thursday, September 15, the Community Foundation of Louisville will host the third Give Local Louisville. This 24-hour online giving day will support over 600 of our community’s nonprofits. The Community Foundation wants to make this an unprecedented day of giving in Louisville – and it needs your help!

Online Giving

Online credit card giving will take place from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, September 15. For one day, every dollar donated through https://givelocallouisville.org will help the participating nonprofits win prizes and earn bonus dollars, contributed by the Community Foundation of Louisville and its generous supporting sponsors.

Rally at 4th Street Live! 

There will be a midday nonprofit rally at 4th Street Live! from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on September 15 to celebrate the biggest day of local giving and to highlight the work of the community’s nonprofits. The event, emceed by Jesse and MJ from the Lite 106.9 morning show, will feature on-stage performances, interviews with participating nonprofits, and lots of fun and excitement. Over 200 nonprofit representatives will be available to answer questions about their organization. Join in on your lunch hour; take the TARC ZeroBus to 4th Street Live, grab a bite at one of the local food trucks or 4th Street Live businesses, and support the nonprofit community!

“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, which serves much of District 9. Please stop by with any questions or concerns. You can also call anytime at 574-1109 or email me. 

Sustainability Story: Farmers Markets Still Open

Farmers Markets

D9’s three farmers markets are into the home stretch but there is still plenty of produce and other goods available in September and October.  At the Rainbow Blossom Farmers Market at 3738 Lexington Road in St. Matthews, V-Grits will be set up this Sunday, September 18, with a vegan meat and cheese pop-up shop from 12-4 pm.   The market is open every Sunday through October.

The St. Matthews Farmers Market is also going strong.  It’s open every Saturday from 8:00 am to Noon at Beargrass Christian Church, 4100 Shelbyville Road.  The last day for that market is October 8. 

The Crescent Hill Market at the corner of Frankfort and South Peterson Avenues has now gone to a one-day-a week schedule, and is open every Friday from 7 am to at least 10 am in the parking lot of the Crescent Hill United Methodist Church. 

Farmers markets are a great way to get healthy food while promoting sustainability by buying from local vendors.  Check out D9’s markets before the season ends.   

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

Follow-up Neighborhood Charrette Meetings – Sept. 26 & 28

Lexington & Grinstead

The next step in the proposed redevelopment near the intersection of Lexington Road and Grinstead Drive is two follow-up neighborhood charrette meetings scheduled for Monday, September 26 and Wednesday, September 28 both beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana Learning Center, 2115 Lexington Road. 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 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.

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.

Spirit of Crescent Hill Awards

Spirit of Crescent Hill

The Spirit of Crescent Hill Award is given every year to the “Cheerleaders of Crescent Hill,” and 2016 recipients received awards on September 8.

The following individuals and one local business were honored; Frances Hammers, long-time member of the Peterson-Dumesnil House Foundation Board and Garden Club, current Crescent Hill Community Council Board (CHCC) member; Judy Sanders, Chair of the CHCC Membership Committee and constant CHCC promoter; Jon Glassford, Chair of the CHCC Crime Prevention Committee and liaison to LMPD; Martha Elson, long-time Crescent Hill resident, Staff Writer at the Courier-Journal and advocate of Crescent Hill; Shawn Dikes, Chair of the CHCC Transportation Committee and 4th of July Master Griller; and Bourbon Barrel Foods, new home and business residents, generous contributors to the Crescent Hill community and beyond.

Congratulations to all!

B4L’s New Mobile-Friendly Louisville Bike Map


Awesome news! Bicycling for Louisville recently released Louisville’s first mobile-friendly bike map. You can check it out here: http://bicyclingforlouisville.org/map/

It’s designed to be easy to use while you’re out riding in the city. Just click the “My Location” button to find the bike routes nearest you.

The app was paid for by a 2016 Paula Nye grant, the Kentucky Bicycle and Bikeway Commission’s education grant. B4L is interested in improving the app for future releases. Click the “speech bubble” icon in the top-right of the screen to give B4L your feedback.

Report Suspicious Activity to LMPD


LMPD needs your help to catch people committing crimes.  Many of these crimes occur in a short time.  Your call can put LMPD in the right place at the right time.   Please make sure you report any suspicious activity you observe. 

How to Call

In an emergency always call 911.  If you don't feel it is an emergency but you would like to report it to the police you can always the non-emergency line 574-7111.  You will hear a recorded message, you can press 5 and it will go straight to a call taker. It will be entered as a run to be dispatched and the next available officer will be sent to the area. 

Celebration of “Talking Books” Program – Sept. 24


Everyone is invited to the Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind (APH), located at 1839 Frankfort Avenue to celebrate the National Library Service’s (NLS) “Talking Books” program and APH’s contribution to it, to meet some of APH’s narrator-celebrities to hear about their careers, and to enjoy refreshments.

The program has touched thousands of people since it was started in the 1930s. People who are blind or visually impaired or others who have a physical disability that prevents them from reading or holding the printed page can sign up for this service. APH produced its first audio book for NLS, Gulliver’s Travels, in 1936. Today, APH has eleven recording studios and employs 30 narrators.  Many narrators who record for APH also use their voices professionally elsewhere.  For instance, Jack Fox is the voice of the moving sidewalk at many airports across the country, Scott Reynolds is at WAVE TV, Jill Fox is on the news team at WFPL and Barry Berson was, for many years, at WDRB.  Long-time Louisvillans may remember the names of some of the narrators who have passed away: Randy Atcher, Milton Metz, Livingston Gilbert, and Jim Walton.

The program takes place on September 24, from 10:30- 12:30.  It is free and best for older children and adults.  Space is limited, so registration is required.  Call 502-899-2213 or send email to kcarpenter@aph.org by noon, September 23 to register. 

More information at www.aph.org/museum or call (502) 895-2405, ext. 365, weekdays.

LWC Announces 3-year Eastern Parkway Project


In November 2016, Louisville Water Company (LWC) will begin a three-year, multi-phase project along Eastern Parkway that will renovate and repair one of the utility’s oldest and largest water mains. An engineering solution will allow Louisville Water to repair the main, preserve the character of the Eastern Parkway corridor and not disrupt water service for thousands of customers.

The project involves an innovative engineering process called slip-lining that eliminates the need to close the entire thoroughfare during the repairs. The project will create traffic detours but customers will not lose water service while the new pipe is put in place.

Phase 1 begins November 2016 and will run through mid-April 2017. It will focus on 2.2 miles of water main running from Eastern Parkway and Beargrass Creek near Poplar Level Road to Grinstead Drive near Lexington Road and Cherokee Park. Phase 2 will begin November 2017 and then Phase 3 in November 2018. The project will end in April 2019. Because the water main must be empty to install the new pipe, Louisville Water can only do the slip-lining in the winter months when water demand is lower. Because the utility has a network of large water mains, it can remove the Eastern Parkway main from service while other mains pick up the water load.

Rather than closing Eastern Parkway completely in order to dig up and replace the entire water main, Louisville Water will slip-line a new, smaller pipe directly inside an aging one. In this case, contractors will insert a 42-inch steel pipeline inside the existing 48-inch cast-iron pipe. This process allows Eastern Parkway to remain open and minimizes detours and delays. This is the first slip-lining project in Louisville Water history, though the practice is common in other water utilities.

KEEPING THE COMMUNITY INFORMED: To keep local businesses, customers and commuters informed about the Eastern Parkway Project, Louisville Water Company has launched a website, http://www.louisvillewater.com/project-highlights/eastern-pkwy-project. On the website people will find a map detailing all road closures and delays, a video overview of the project, and answers to frequently asked questions. 

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.

Friday, September 16: 3rd Annual Smoketown GetDown for Democracy from 4:00 - 10:00 p.m. at Lampton Street (between Clay and Shelby Street). Smoketown GetDown is a free block party powered by the people and open to the public with live entertainment, local food, and beer from West Sixth Brewing. Featuring family-friendly activities, food trucks, a West Sixth beer garden, voter registration, Smoketown organizations, and free photos by Magbooth. Smoketown GetDown is hosted by Kentuckians For The Commonwealth, Kertis Creative, and West Sixth Brewing.

Saturday, September 17: Friends of the University of Louisville School of Music 5k run/walk at 8:00 a.m. at Hogan's Fountain in Cherokee Park. Enjoy live music around every corner of the race route. Sign up online at www.friendsofuoflmusic.com.

Saturday, September 17: The National Jug Band Jubilee from Noon - 11:00 p.m. at the Brown-Forman Amphitheater on River Road in Waterfront Park. The National Jug Band Jubilee is a free, family friendly festival that celebrates the history of jug band music in Louisville. Featuring 8 jug bands, jug band workshop, kids’ activities, local food, beer and wine. Dom Flemons, founding member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, is headlining this year's event.

Saturday, September 17: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host a Taste of Hungary at 2:00 p.m. The Louisville Ethnic Dancers will perform a selection of traditional Hungarian folk dances. Afterwards, samples of Hungarian culinary specialties will be provided. For more information, please contact the library at 574-1793.

Monday, September 19: St. 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. For more information, please contact the library at 574-1771.

Monday, September 19: League of Women Voters Dinner and Democracy Forum, speakers are Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes and Bobbie Holsclaw the Jefferson County Clerk. Dinner is at 5:30 p.m., donations accepted and program is at 6:00 p.m. at the Lang House, 115 S. Ewing Avenue. For more information call 895-5218 or email info@lwvlouisville.org.

Tuesday, September 20: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host a movie discussion group at 2:30 p.m. Plan to discuss Good Morning Vietnam, rated R. For more information, please contact the library at 574-1771.

Tuesday, September 20: The Louisville Audubon Society to host a film screening at 7:00 p.m. at Beargrass Christian Church, 4100 Shelbyville Road. Film screening of Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and the Land Ethic for Our Time. This event is free and light refreshments will be provided. For more information, visit www.louisvilleaudubon.org.

Wednesday, September 21: “Meet with Bill” from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at St. Matthews Area Ministries. 201 Biltmore Road. 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.

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