District 9 eNews - Thursday, October 13, 2016

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Junk Pick-up in District 9 & Metal Incentives

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.” 

RMR junk incentives

From Monday, October 24 through Saturday, October 29, to correspond with Junk Pick Up dates, River Metals Recycling (RMR) is inviting 9th District Residents to receive higher rates for recycling scrap metal: an extra $10 per net ton for sheet metal/appliances and 5 cents per pound extra for aluminum cans and copperTo participate, print the coupon attached to this email and bring your scrap metal to RMR at 2045 River Road between October 24-29. RMR hours of operation are: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Saturday 7:30 a.m. – Noon.  Thanks to RMR for offering this incentive. Go green with RMR and get your green!  Keep metal out of the landfill by taking it to River Metals to be recycled instead of setting it out for Junk Pick Up. Click here to view a video on how to recycle your metals at RMR.



Absentee voting is underway in Kentucky.  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. 

If you are voting in person on November 8 and want to check your polling place or see a sample ballot, you can do that here: http://ags2.lojic.org/WhereDoIVote/. Exercise your right to vote this fall!


Sustainability Story: Clean Water by Bike


Bicycling for Louisville is teaming up with the Kentucky Waterways Alliance and the Beargrass Creek Alliance for a “Clean Water Pedal” this Sunday, October 16.  The cycling tour begins at Copper & Kings American Brandy Company, 1121 East Washington Street in Butchertown, at 1:00 pm and concludes there at 4:00 pm.  It travels through the lower Beargrass Creek watershed to visit some key sustainable rainwater management features in the community, visiting several green infrastructure elements, and exploring MSD efforts to manage storm water issues.  The approximately 12-14 mile ride ends back at Copper & Kings in Butchertown for drinks. 

For more information about the Clean Water Pedal,   click here for Eventbrite tickets or click here for Facebook event page.  It is free for Bicycling for Louisville members. 

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

Beargrass Creek Restoration Meeting – October 17

Beargrass Creek

Metro Parks and Recreation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host the second in a series of three public meetings on Beargrass Creek restoration efforts from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Monday, October 17 at the Clifton Center, 2117 Payne Street.

Metro Parks and the Corps are partners in a planning effort entitled: “Beargrass Creek Trail Conceptual Shared Use Path and Ecological Restoration Plan.”

The plan area will extend generally along Beargrass Creek from its confluence with the Ohio River to the area of the Grinstead Drive/Lexington Road intersection. This is the second in a series of three public meetings over the next five months to gather public input and to share the planning team’s findings, alternate courses of action, and final recommendations.

The intent of this meeting will be to present the preliminary alignments and concepts for ecological restoration, based on fieldwork and input from the first public meeting.

D9 Community Conversation - October 19


Join us Wednesday, October 19 at 6:30 p.m., for a District 9 Community Conversation at Supplies Over Seas, 1500 Arlington. We have these meetings every other month. On Wednesday, you can learn more about a great D9 non-profit which collects medical supplies and equipment which would end up in the landfill and distributes it to places where it is desperately needed. More about Supplies Over Seas is here: http://www.suppliesoverseas.org/

The Community Conversation will also feature an update from City Hall and your opportunity to make suggestions and comments, and ask questions. We are hoping for an unscripted, open conversation about D9 and the City. Please mark your calendar and join us - and bring along a friend or neighbor! 

D9 Fall Community Cleanup – October 22


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-served 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

Major Railroad Work in D9 Coming Soon!


CSX has recently contacted our office regarding upcoming railroad work in D9. CSX is planning to replace the railroad ties along Frankfort Avenue and Westport Road the week of October 31.

From Monday through Friday, a crew of sixty workers will be replacing ties from the Clifton neighborhood to Hubbards Lane and rebuilding crossings at many D9 streets. The crossings will be closed as the work progresses, including multiple crossings closed at the same time, which will force significant detours.  CSX will post closure signage along the tracks beginning next Monday. Based on the below schedule, roads will be closed between 24-48 hours. CSX’s tentative schedule is as follows:

Monday, October 31

  • Galt Avenue
  • Birchwood Avenue

Tuesday, November 1

  • Crescent Avenue
  • Hillcrest Avenue
  • Pennsylvania Avenue
  • Reservoir Avenue
  • Blackburn

Wednesday, November 2

  • Masonic Home Drive
  • Fenley Avenue (only after Blackburn reopens)
  • Chenoweth Lane

Thursday, November 3

  • St. Matthews Avenue
  • Clover Lane
  • Westport Road
  • Thierman Lane

Notice of Planning & Design Public Meetings

Metro seal

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. 16VARIANCE1066
You are invited to attend a Board of Zoning Adjustment review for a variance from the Development Code (April 2001) City of St. Matthews Section 6 Article 6.3.C.3 to allow a height variance of 16’ for the main structure parapet wall and a variance for the height of the hip roof of the clock tower to exceed the maximum 35’ height allowed for commercially (C-1) zoned property.
Subject Property: 3901 & 3919 Shelbyville Road
Case Manager: Ross Allen (ross.allen@louisvilleky.gov)
Date & Time: Monday, October 17, 2016 at 8:30 AM until all cases are heard
Location: Old Jail Building, 514 W Liberty Street

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

Friends of 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.

The Great St. Matthews Pumpkin Caper


The Great St. Matthews Pumpkin Caper, sponsored by Troop 115 Boy Scouts of America, will run October 15th-31st (or until the pumpkins run out!). The pumpkin sale is the major fundraiser for the troop for each calendar year.  Proceeds help the troop pay for operating expenses as well as help fund Scouts' fees for trips, uniforms, and other expenses.

The Pumpkin Caper will be held at Beargrass Christian Church, 4100 Shelbyville Rd.  Hours will be 4:30pm-8:30 pm Monday-Friday and 9am - 9pm Saturday and Sunday.  Beargrass Christian has sponsored Troop 115 continuously since 1943.  The Pumpkin Caper has been the troop's major fundraising effort since the 1980's. Credit cards accepted.

Please contact Charlie Gabriel at 291-4490 if you have any questions.


MSD Public Meeting Notice for Lexington & Payne CSO – October 18


MSD will host a Design Update Meeting concerning the Lexington & Payne CSO (Combined Sewer Overflow) Basin proposed for an area near Lexington Road and Payne Street, MSD will provide design update information, and offer an opportunity for public input and comments. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana Building, 2115 Lexington Road. Questions, please contact the Project Manager, Brandon Flaherty at 540-6632.

October Halloween Events

Trick or Treatment

Jack O'Lantern Spectacular
Oct. 13 through Nov. 6 at dusk until 11:00 p.m.
Louisville’s Iroquois Park, 1080 Amphitheater Road

The pumpkins will illuminate a 1/4-mile trail adjacent to the Iroquois Amphitheater. The trail is open Sunday through Thursday, and until midnight on Friday and Saturday nights. Tickets range from $9 to $15, with discounts for seniors and children 12 and under. Proceeds from the event benefit the Louisville Parks Foundation. The event is held rain or shine. Individual tickets may be purchased in advance for specific nights at the Iroquois Amphitheater Box Office or online at www.jackolanternlouisville.com.

Trick or Treatment with Louisville Water
Wednesday, October 26 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Crescent Hill Treatment Plant and the Gatehouse at the Crescent Hill Reservoir

Event includes a plant tour, prizes, fun science experments, snacks, and Zombie Walk around the Reservoir. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Parking available along Reservoir Avenue.

Brown Park

Free Dive-In Movie
Friday, October 28 at 7:00 p.m.
Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center, 201 Reservoir Avenue

Enjoy Hotel Transylvania, rated PG. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Concessions will be available. Free and open to the public

Halloween in Brown Park
Saturday, October 29 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

Event includes games, music, hayrides, with trick-or-treating beginning at 11:30 a.m. Children start at the pavilion in Brown Park and proceed through the “haunted forest” along the path where the participating organizations will be set up in their booths passing out goodies. The event ends at 2:00 p.m.

Halloween on Hillcrest Avenue
Monday, October 31

This time of year, Hillcrest Avenue becomes a destination where visitors can see up to fifty homes between Brownsboro Road and Frankfort Avenue all decked out for Halloween. Bring canned goods or non-perishable foods to donate to United Crescent Hill Ministries at the designated collection bins on each block.

NEW Latex Paint Recycling Program

Latex Paint

Louisville Metro Solid Waste and Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore now accept partial cans of latex paint for recycling.  The collected paint will be re-blended for sale in Habitat ReStore locations in Louisville. The program is made possible by a grant from the Kentucky Pride Fund.

Staffed Recycling Centers

Tuesday - Saturday 10AM to 5PM

  • 595 Hubbards Lane
  • 7219 Dixie Highway
  • 7201 Outer Loop

Habitat For Humanity ReStore

Check for hours

  • 2777 S Floyd St
  • 4044 Taylorsville Rd
  • 1631 Rowan St

This program is for latex paint only. Oil based paints, thinners and solvents should be taken to: HAZ BIN  at 7501 Grade Lane

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, October 13: White Cane Safety Day Celebration at Fourth Street Live! From 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  A major goal of White Cane Safety Day is raising community awareness to enhance the safety of individuals who use a white cane or guide dog. Featured will be a noon program including an award presentation to an individual who has demonstrated commitment and dedication serving individuals who are blind.  For more information regarding the White Can Day Safety celebration, please contact Nancy Snow at 502-561-5145 or nsnow@ridetarc.org or Russell Goodwin at 502-561-5115 or rgoodwin@ridetarc.org.              

Thursday, October 13: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host a history of the University of Louisville at 2:30 p.m. Join U of L Archivist Tom Owens as he discusses the rich history of our city's most prominent institution of higher learning. Questions, please contact the library at 574-1771.

Thursday, October 13: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host scrabble club at 2:30 p.m. Questions, please contact the library at 574-1771.

Thursday, October 13: Urban and Public Affairs Department at the University of Louisville has selected the Clifton neighborhood to develop and write a neighborhood plan. The purpose of the neighborhood plan is to assess the current issues of the neighborhood and work directly with neighborhood stakeholders to plan for the next ten years. This is the second of three meetings. This meeting is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. at Clifton's Campus of Northeast Christian Church, 131 Vernon Avenue, and will include a workshop and midterm presentation by the students.

Thursday, October 13: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host a movie party at 6:00 p.m. Enjoy Ghostbusters, rated PG. Questions, please contact the library at 574-1793.

Saturday, October 15: FREE document shredding and electronic recycling event from 6:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at the Middletown Kroger, 12501 Shelbyville Road. You can bring up to 4 large boxes or bags or documents. Also, drop off your scrap metal including: cell phones, cell phone batteries, circuit boards, copper yokes, CPU chips, DVD/CD drives, floppy disks, gold connector ends, modems/routers, networking equipment, PC towers, and electronic power supply cables. * Monitors and printers cannot be accepted due to environmental disposal issues. For more information, please call 800-388-2222.

Saturday, October 15: Brightside & Waste Management Compost Sale from 9:00 a.m. - Noon at Waste Management of KY, 2673 Outer Loop. This is a premium product and does wonders for your flower and vegetable gardens! Compost is $2.50 per bag, or $40 per 1 cubic meter scoop. More information and a coupon are available online: https://louisvilleky.gov/government/brightside/brightside-waste-management-kentuckys-premium-compost-sale 

Saturday, October 15: Wilderness Louisville Forest Adventure from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Jefferson Memorial Forest, 12304 Holsclaw Hill Road. Event features the Wilderness Louisville 5k at 9:00 a.m. For more information, please visit memorialforest.com or call 368-5404.

Saturday, October 15: 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 Bethany Morse, Outreach Services Librarian, Oldham County Public Library. She will be discussing Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of the American Revolution by Kathleen DuVal. Questions, please visit http://ahhsky.wix.com/ahhs-ky.

Saturday, October 15 - Monday, October 31: The Great St. Matthews Pumpkin Caper, sponsored by Troop 115 Boy Scouts of America. Proceeds help the troop pay for operating expenses as well as help fund Scouts' fees for trips, uniforms, and other expenses. The Pumpkin Caper will be held at Beargrass Christian Church, 4100 Shelbyville Rd.  Hours will be 4:30 pm-8:30 pm Monday-Friday and 9 am - 9 pm Saturday and Sunday.   Credit cards will be accepted.

Monday, October 17: League of Women Voters to host a Dinner and Democracy Forum. Meet the general election candidates for U.S. Congress, KY State & House, Metro Council, School Board and Judges. Dinner is at 5:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 6:00 p.m. at the Lang House, 115 S. Ewing Avenue. For more information call 895-5218 or email info@lwvlouisville.org.

Monday, October 17: Join Whitehall and TreesLouisville from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. for a gentle vinyasa (yoga) class held in the beautiful gardens of Whitehall at 3110 Lexington Road. There is no cost, but donations are welcome.  Whitehall will supply bottled water, but yogis should bring their own mat.  In case of rain, class will be held under a tent or inside the mansion.  For more information, please contact Whitehall at (502) 897-2944 or whitehall@historichomes.org.

Monday, October 17: Metro Parks Beargrass Creek Restoration Meeting from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. the Clifton Center, 2117 Payne Street.

Tuesday, October 18: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host a movie discussion group at 2:30 p.m. Plan to discuss The Fisher King, rated R. Questions, please contact the library at 574-1771.

Tuesday, October 18: MSD Public Meeting Notice regarding the Lexington & Payne CSO Basin at 6:30 p.m. at the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana Building, 2115 Lexington Road. Questions, please contact Brandon Flaherty at 540-6632.

Wednesday, October 19: United Crescent Hill Ministries (UCHM) to host Listen and Learn at UCHM, 150 S. State Street, at Noon. Topic for conversation, “What is Happening on the Avenue?” Panel Discussion with local business owners from Carmichael’s Bookstore, Margaret’s Consignment, Nancy’s Bagel Grounds, Porcini Restaurant, and Metro Council District 9 Representative Bill Hollander. For more information contact Joy Fron or Mark Howell at 502-893-0346.

Wednesday, October 19: District 9 Community Conversation at 6:30 p.m. at Supplies Over Seas, 1500 Arlington. Most of the time and focus will be on you. We are hoping for an unscripted, open conversation about your vision for D9 and the City. Please mark your calendar and join us - and bring along a friend or neighbor!

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