District 9 eNews - Thursday, September 29, 2016

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Register and Vote!


The deadline for registering to vote in Kentucky is rapidly approaching - and absentee voting is already underway.

October 11 is the last day to register to vote in the November 8 election. Kentuckians can now register to vote, and check and update their registrations online at this website: https://vrsws.sos.ky.gov/ovrweb/govoteky.  

Voters who will be outside Jefferson County on Election Day are among those who can vote absentee.  More information about voting absentee, both by mail and in-house, is here: http://www.elections.jeffersoncountyclerk.org/absentee_voting.shtml.

If you qualify to vote by absentee ballot, you can do that now at the Jefferson County Clerk’s Election Center, which has moved to 701 West Ormsby Avenue, Suite 301.  In-house absentee voting is available for qualified individuals on Monday through Friday from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, on Saturdays October 22 and 29 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm and on Saturday, November 5 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. 

Exercise your right to register and vote this fall!  

F.A.T. Friday


September ends with one of the biggest annual F.A.T. Fridays.  September 30 is a Red Out, with Maker’s Mark.  Among other things, Maker’s Mark Chairman Emeritus Bill Samuels, Jr., will be signing bottles at The Wine Rack, 2632 Frankfort Avenue, from 6- 7:30 pm, while guests sample bourbons and Samuels’ “Perfect Manhattan”.  

Free trolleys run from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. along Frankfort Avenue from Cannons Lane to River Road, with many drink, dining and shopping specials.  More information is here: www.frankfortave.com/trolley-hop.  Join your neighbors and #RedouttheAvenue.  

Louder Than Life Music Festival – October 1 & 2

The Louder Than Life Music Festival, http://louderthanlifefestival.com/, is this weekend, Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2. Below are street closures and no parking areas for the neighborhood. Also, please be advised that this is load-in week at Champions Park. The dog run will be the only area accessible until after the concert and tear down, which should be by Friday, October 7, weather permitting. 

Street Closures and No Parking Areas – October 1 & 2

The following streets will be closed during the following times;

6:00 a.m. Friday, September 30 to 1:00 a.m. Monday, October 3rd

  • Edith Road from River Road to Mellwood Avenue

The following streets will have no parking during the following times;

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday

  • River Dell Drive – 800 block
  • Highwood Drive – 800 & 900 block
  • Lake Avenue – from Mellwood Avenue to N. Birchwood Avenue
  • Winifred Lane – from Mellwood Avenue to Callabell Road
  • Warren Road – the entire length of the road
  • Pauline Road – from Winifred east
  • Kenil Court – from Kenilworth Road to Winifred Lane
  • Callabell Road – from Kenilworth Road west (both forks)
  • Edith Road – from Mellwood Avenue to Kenilworth Road
  • Emily Road – from Edith Road to Kenilworth Road
  • James Road – from Edith Road to Edna Road
  • Edna Road – from Kenilworth Road to Thompson Avenue
  • Thompson Avenue – from Edna Road to Mellwood Avenue
  • Delmont Avenue – From Mellwood Avenue south until it dead ends
  • Bertie Avenue – from Delmont Avenue to Drescher Bridge Avenue
  • Drescher Bridge Avenue – from Brownsboro Road to Thompson Avenue 

Water Company Presents New Plans

LWC overview

Louisville Water Company has presented modified plans for a stand-by electric generator and access road at its Crescent Hill Water Treatment Plant on Frankfort Avenue. 

At a meeting on Tuesday night, Louisville Water announced that it had modified the design of the proposed building, adding stonework and other features to make it resemble a building on the property which dates to 1926.  In addition, the proposed building will now have a more environmentally-friendly white roof and a proposed fence has been pushed back from Frankfort Avenue to allow more accessible green space along the sidewalk.  Those changes were suggested by neighbors at an earlier public meeting and in follow-up communications.  In addition, an exit-only drive across from Hillcrest Avenue is now proposed to be constructed of historic concrete mix, rather than asphalt.  The changes are projected to add nearly $800,000 to the cost of the project. 

LWC streetview

Louisville Water will continue to formulate plans before presenting them for a Community Facility Review at the Planning Commission.  An earlier review was postponed at my request to allow for public input, including at the two public meetings.  The date of the Community Facility Review, which will be open to the public, has not been determined but will be announced in an upcoming eNews. 

Sustainability Story: Louisville Solar Tour

solar tour

It’s time to make your plans for the 2016 Louisville Solar Tour on Saturday, October 8.  The activities begin with an overview of solar basics, energy efficiency and the benefits of net metering from 9:30 to 11:00 am at Bellarmine University’s Pasteur Hall, followed by a self-guided vehicle or bicycle tour (click here for bicycle tour Eventbrite tickets or here for Facebook event page).  Tour existing solar installations to see how Louisville families and businesses are harnessing free energy from the sun to generate electricity, warm and cool their homes, heat water, charge their electric cars, and slash monthly utility bills. You can also hear from homeowners, businesses and solar installers about the costs, processes and economic and environmental benefits of solar at a “meet-the-installers” event at D9’s Apocalypse Brew Works, 1612 Mellwood Avenue, from 1:00 to 5:00 pm.  The day ends with a Solar Kentucky Benefit Concert, beginning at 8:00 pm at Haymarket Whiskey Bar, 331 East Market Street. 

Information about the Louisville Solar Tour is here: http://www.kyses.org/louisvillesolartour/. We’ll have more details in next week’s eNews but mark your calendars now to learn more about solar on Saturday, October 8.    

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

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.

Case No. 16Appeal1007
Subject Property: 613 Country Club Road
You are invited to attend a Board of Zoning Adjustment review of an Appeal of a decision by Planning & Design Services concerning nonconforming rights.
Case Manager: Steve Hendrix (steve.hendrix@louisvilleky.gov
Meeting Type: Board of Zoning Adjustment
Date: Monday, October 3, 2016
Time: Meeting will begin at 8:30 AM and continue until all cases are heard
Location: Old Jail Building, 514 W. Liberty Street 

LIHEAP Early Registration for Elderly and Disabled Residents – Oct. 3


LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) is a federally funded program that provides financial assistance to help low income residents pay utility bills. The subsidy component of LIHEAP begins Nov. 1, 2016. 

Pre-registration opportunities will be offered beginning Oct. 3rd for those Jefferson County residents who are on a fixed income, and who are elderly (age 60 or over) or disabled receiving Social Security, SSI, pension or Black Lung benefits.  These early registration events take place at 14 community centers and senior centers across the community. 

Click here for eligibility requirements and click here for a downloadable flyer which contains a list of the early registration sites to share with others.

National Coffee with a Cop Day - October 7

Join the 5th Division Police for the next Coffee with a Cop and conversation on Friday, October 7 from 10:00 a.m. – Noon at VINT Coffee, 2309 Frankfort Avenue. There is no agenda or speeches just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the men and women who protect and serve you every day.


Halloween Carnival & Trunk or Treat – October 8

The Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center, 201 Reservoir Avenue, will host a Halloween Carnival and Trunk or Treat event on Saturday, October 8, from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Enjoy carnival games, trunk or treat, concessions, inflatables and more! Free and open to the public. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Questions, please contact 897-9949 or visit www.bestparksever.com


Friends of the Library Membership Drive – Oct. 15 - 21

Friends of the Library

Join the Friends of the Louisville Free Public Library – they are looking for a few good friends! Friends Membership Week kicks off with a book drive at the Main Library, 301 York Street, on Saturday, October 15 from 9:00 a.m. – Noon. Drop off your new and gently used books, CDs, and DVDs at the York Street entrance. PLUS, join or renew your membership for $15 during Membership Week and be entered for a chance to win a signed poster and copy of “The Book” by internationally renowned Louisville artist Julius Friedman. Visit www.friendsofthelfpl.org or call 574-1648.

D9 Fall Community Cleanup – October 22

D9 Fall Community Cleanup

Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 22nd for a cleanup of Frankfort Avenue between Mellwood and Story Avenues in the Butchertown Neighborhood. Volunteers should plan to meet at 8:30 a.m. at Frankfort and Mellwood for coffee and breakfast sandwiches, and the cleanup will officially begin at 9:00 a.m. We’ll supply bags, gloves, and t-shirts on a first-come, first-serve basis. We’ll work to remove overgrowth, mulch, and pick up litter along Frankfort Avenue. Please contact the office if you have any questions at 574-1109 or email kyle.ethridge@louisvilleky.gov. Let’s have a big crowd making D9 a little cleaner!

If you would like to organize your own cleanup team, you can register through Brightside online

Junk Pick-up in District 9

metro seal

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, October 21 in the afternoon. All junk must be set out by Monday, October 23 at 6:00 a.m. Some items (hazardous materials, construction debris, etc.) are not collected. For collection guidelines, please visit http://louisvilleky.gov/government/public-works/services/junk-and-bulk-trash-disposal. Sign up for junk set out reminders by email and text, click here! To see if you are in the collection area, go to http://mapit.louisvilleky.gov/, enter your address and check under “sanitation services.” 

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 29: Lexie's Trading Post, 2224 Frankfort Avenue, to host a Friends and Family sale from Noon - 7:00 p.m. Receive 20% off your entire purchase when you come in and mention this event. Restrictions: cannot be combined with other coupons or used on clearance items. Can't make it on the 29th? Stop by during the Trolley Hop and mention this event and receive 10% off your total purchase.

Thursday, September 29: Irish Hill Neighborhood Association Meeting at 5:30 p.m. and Neighborhood Walk at 6:00 p.m. Plan to meet at Breckinridge-Franklin Elementary School.

Thursday, September 29: The Ursuline Arts Center is honored to host the Louisville Orchestra as part of the LG&E Music Without Borders concert series at 7:30 p.m. at Ursuline Arts Center, 3113 Lexington Road. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased online at louisvilleorchestra.org or by phone at 584-7777.

Friday, September 30: Frankfort Avenue Coach House ribbon cutting at 4:30 p.m. at 2000 Frankfort Avenue. Complimentary appetizers and cocktails with the St. Matthews Chamber followed by the Frankfort Avenue Trolley Hop! Also, enter to win a complimentary Bridal Shower hosted by Frankfort Avenue Coach House!

Friday, September 30: F.A.T. Friday Trolley Hop on the final Friday of the month from 6:00 – 10:30 p.m. Park at one of the many convenient FREE and public parking areas and board the Frankfort Avenue Trolley at any designated stop. The trolley route runs from RiverPark Place on River Road to Cannons Lane. For more information about specific events please visit: http://www.frankfortave.com.

Friday, September 30 - Sunday, October 2: St. James Court Art Show.  Friday and Saturday from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm and Sunday from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm at St. James Court and surrounding streets.  For more information visit www.stjamescourtartshow.com.

Saturday, October 1: 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, October 1: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host an adult book discussion at 10:30 a.m. Plan to discuss The Monsters of Templeton by Lauren Groff. Questions, please contact the library at 574-1793.

Monday, October 3: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host a discussion on the Louisville Orchestra at 2:30 p.m. Questions, please contact the library at 574-1771.

Monday, October 3: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host pajamas and popcorn movie night at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy The Witches, rated PG. Questions, please contact the library at 574-1793.

Thursday, October 4: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host a non-fiction book discussion group at 2:30 p.m. Plan to discuss, Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach. Questions, please contact the library at 574-1771.

Wednesday, October 5: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host a meeting of the minds at 7:00 p.m. Join members of the community as they discuss current topics. Contact the branch for full details. Questions, please contact the library at 574-1793.

Thursday, October 6 - Saturday, October 8: Center for Health Equity to host My Dream for Lou at the Muhammad Ali Center. My Dream for Lou will create a space where all members of the community, residents of any age, race, and neighborhood, can come together to set priorities for equity and inclusion for Louisville Metro residents. The purpose is to engage residents of all ages, neighborhoods, professions, and local policymakers (Metro Council members) to identify, illustrate, and critique—from their perspective—areas in need of social planning and policy change around issues of health equity in Louisville. The outcomes of the summit will provide guidance for policy agenda for advancing equity across the community and beyond. The event is free for attendees. More information is here: https://louisvilleky.gov/government/center-health-equity/my-dream-lou.

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