District 9 eNews - Thursday, April 6, 2017

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Councilman Bill Hollander
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D9 Spring Community Cleanup – April 8


If you’ve been complaining about litter, here’s a chance to do something about it.

Please plan to join me and Legislative Assistant Kyle Ethridge on Saturday, April 8, for the D9 Spring Community Cleanup. In partnership with Brightside, we will be cleaning up Frankfort Avenue in preparation for the Frankfort Avenue Easter Parade. Volunteers should plan to meet at 8:30 a.m. for breakfast sandwiches, provided by the Clifton McDonald’s, and hot coffee, provided by Heine Brothers’ Coffee. The cleanup will officially start at 9:00 a.m. beginning at the Frankfort and Keats public parking lot and fanning out along Frankfort Avenue. The District 9 office will provide bags, gloves, tools and t-shirts on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you would like to register your own neighborhood team through Brightside for the normally scheduled date – Saturday, April 15, please click here.

Sustainability Story: Repurposing Garage Doors

Garage doors

This story was shared with our office by a D9 constituent.

Several years ago David Coyte of the Clifton neighbor noticed with dismay that stacks of good wooden garage door panels were being thrown into the dumpster at Cunningham Door & Window. He arranged with them to pick up the ones that did not have lead-based paint. He notified neighbors and soon he had to find storage areas for all of the garage door panels he would pick up in his truck. David estimates that he has recycled more than 500 panels so far. They have been taken and re-used in Tennessee and S. Indiana, as well as in Louisville. An example is shown here.

Thanks for your initiative, David!

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

Mark Your Calendars for Easter Activities – April 15


Clifton Easter Egg Hunt
The 27th Annual Easter Egg Hunt in Bingham Park, sponsored by the Clifton Community Council and Clifton Baptist Church. There will be 1,500 eggs hidden in designated areas. Children will be divided into two groups by age. After the hunt, Clifton Baptist, 1947 Frankfort Avenue, to host fun activities including face-painting, bouncy houses, balloon art, hot dogs, music and more!

Crescent Hill Easter Egg Hunt
Join residents at 10:00 a.m. at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S. Peterson Avenue, for Easter egg hunting fun. Children will be divided by age for simultaneous hunts on the property.

Frankfort Avenue Easter Parade
The Frankfort Avenue Business Association (FABA), the Clifton Community Council and the Crescent Hill Community Council invite you to attend the 25th Annual Frankfort Avenue Easter Parade on Saturday, April 15. Enjoy the Shiners, antique cars, homemade family floats, Hwang’s Martial Arts, Talking Police Car and Mounted Sheriff’s Posse. Plus, plenty of FREE candy! The parade will travel along Frankfort Avenue from Stilz to Pope Street, beginning at 11:30 a.m. 

ABC Notifications - LUPO

ABC Notifications

Attached please find a New Location memo and Courier Journal Legal announcement for an NQ2 Restaurant Retail Drink License being applied for LUPO, located at 1540 Frankfort Avenue.  The ad ran in The Courier Journal Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

Any person, association, corporation, or body politic may protest the granting of the licenses by writing the Dept. of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 1003 Twilight Trail, Frankfort, KY 40601-8400, within 30 days of the date of the legal publication. 

Lexington Road Safety Project Meetings

Lexington Road

Metro Louisville has scheduled two public meetings regarding Lexington Road at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19 and Thursday, May 18 at the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana, 2115 Lexington Road.

Information on the project is available online at https://louisvilleky.gov/government/advanced-planning/lexington-road-safety-project

  • The Lexington Road project is to improve safety along the corridor while maintaining functionality. It is an implementation of the Lexington Road Corridor Transportation Plan which involved community engagement and was completed in 2015
  • The scope of the project is Lexington Rd through the intersections of Payne St and Grinstead Dr
  • It is in coordination with a repaving of the roadway slated for later this year
  • Travel lanes will be reduced from 4 to 2 in order to calm traffic (speed reductions, lane changing, passing, etc.)
  • Left turn bay on eastbound Lexington Rd to northbound Grinstead Dr (to I-64) will be extended to accommodate rush hour congestion
  • Dedicated left turn lanes will be introduced at Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana and The Woods at Lexington Road
  • New dedicated left turn lanes from Lexington Rd to Payne St
  • Remaining right of way will be dedicated to painted medians and bike facilities
  • Creates a safer environment for all users
  • Average daily traffic (ADT) count is 10,800 but appears to be trending downwards due to Ohio River Bridges Project completion
  • Typical 4 to 2 roadway reconfigurations can accommodate up to 15,000 (ADT)
  • Improvements in safety and functionality are projected at the intersections of Payne of Grinstead
  • Lexington Rd is very similar in design to Grinstead Dr which underwent a similar treatment (2012) and has shown a 67% reduction in collisions
  • There will be two public meetings from 6:00 to 7:30 at the Girls Scouts of Kentuckiana (2115 Lexington Rd, Louisville, KY 40206) on April 19th (Wednesday) and May 18th (Thursday)
  • Meetings will be an opportunity to see and discuss the design
  • Metro has funding to study Lexington Rd from Payne St to Baxter Ave for additional improvements in the future

Join the 2017 Pothole Blitz


The blitz is on! Metro Public Works (MPW) is moving through the streets of Louisville in a grid pattern to find and patch as many potholes as we can to repair the damage of winter. They need YOUR help by reporting potholes to MetroCall in one of three easy ways.

  • Use the hashtag, #502pothole on Twitter. Include the hashtag along with the address or nearest intersection of the pothole location in any tweet, and MetroCall will get the message.
  • The pothole reporting form that can be found at the top of the city website, Louisvilleky.gov. Click on theReport a potholelink, put in the location information and press send.
  • Call MetroCall at 311 or 574-5000.

The #502pothole hashtag and the online form offer the advantage of avoiding the potential for having to wait on hold on the telephone. Public Works patches potholes on Metro Government maintained roads. Potholes on interstate highways should be reported to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet at 1-877-For-KYTC (367-5982).

SAVE THE DATE – Responsible Recycling – May 13

Recycling info

The D9 Annual FREE Responsible Recycling event is Saturday, May 13, from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM at Louisville Water Tower Park, 3005 River Road.

This is a FREE drive-through event open to residents in Louisville Metro. Most of the same partners have joined us again this year. Please review the following flyer for accepted donations and plan to donate items on May 13!

Thank you to our recycling vendors for participating in this year's event.

All Shred
Commonwealth e-Waste
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Louisville Metro Department of Public Works
Supplies Over Seas

Please click on the flyer link for a list of items that will be accepted: 2017 Responsible Recycling Flyer

For additional details on accepted items please click on a link below.

Habitat for Humanity ReStore Donation Guidelines
Commonwealth e-Waste Accepted Items
Supplies Over Seas (SOS) Donation Flyer

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the office at 574-1109.

Metro Parks Athletic League Registrations Open

metro logo

Louisville Metro Parks & Recreation is accepting team registrations for spring athletic leagues – softball, kickball, flag football and basketball. Games begin the week of May 14. Participants must be 18 or older. Registration deadline is April 28, or until leagues are filled. Metro Parks athletic leagues offer year-round opportunities for residents to improve their fitness, display their competitive spirit and socialize with others. Spring league sports include:

  • Softball: men’s, women’s and co-ed leagues. Games are played Sunday through Friday at Camp Taylor, Highview and Seneca parks. The fee is $375-$425 per team.
  • Kickball: co-ed leagues. Games are played Sunday through Friday at Camp Taylor and Seneca parks. The fee per team is $375.
  • Flag football: men’s leagues are Thursday evenings at Seneca Park. The fee per team is $400.
  • Basketball: men’s leagues are played on Sunday afternoons evenings at Cyril Allgeier Community Center. The fee per team is $450. 

To pre-register for an Athletic League, participants can use this online form: Adult Leagues Pre-Registration. Payment can be made over the phone with credit card (Mastercard/Visa), or in person, by cash, check or credit card, at the Athletics Office located at the Metro Parks and Recreation Athletic Office at the Cyril Allgeier Community Center, 4101 Cadillac Court.

Payment must be made in full at the time of registration in order to reserve team’s place for the season. Registrations after the deadline will be subject to a $35 late registration processing fee.

More information concerning league offerings, registration forms, rules and team roster sheets can be found on the Metro Parks website at https://louisvilleky.gov/government/parks/athletics. Leagues are first-come, first-served. No mail-in or over-the-phone registrations are accepted.  Any questions please contact the Athletics office at 502-574-4515 or by email at athletics@louisvilleky.gov

Youth Invited to Share Ideas for Reducing Violence

In honor of National Youth Violence Prevention Week, the Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods (OSHN) is inviting Louisville youth to submit project ideas that focus on reducing youth violence in Louisville. OSHN wants to lift the voices of Louisville youth to hear their concerns and solutions regarding youth violence.

The Idea Challenge is open for submissions until April 21 and will culminate with a celebration at the California Community Center, from 5-7 p.m. on April 28, 2017. The event will include music, refreshments, and will showcase the ideas in an art gallery format.

Youth ages 8-18 are encouraged to submit ideas in the following formats: Songs, poems, videos, graphic arts, drawings, paintings, essays and other creative methods.


  • Must be between the ages of 8-18.
  • Must submit ideas/proposals by Friday, April 21, 2017 @ 5 p.m.
  • Must include a 200 word or less description of your entry.
  • Must have parent/guardian permission to enter.
  • Idea(s) must be your own.
  • Individuals and groups are welcome to enter.
  • Groups: 2-5 individuals (all group members must be between 8-18 years of age).
  • Must live in Louisville/Jefferson County.
  • Must be present on April 28, 2017 to win.

Mailed submissions can be sent to Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods ATTN: Brandyn Bailey, RE: OLL Youth Idea Challenge, 527 West Jefferson, Suite 201, Louisville, KY 40202. Online submissions can be sent to https://louisvilleky.wufoo.com/forms/wy4ffcx0rkfxhf/.

Make Your Tax Appointment!

tax appointments

My office is partnering with the Louisville Asset Building Coalition (LABC) to provide FREE tax preparation services again in 2017. The service is FREE if you earned $55,000 Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) or less in 2016 or if you qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Call the office today to see if you qualify and make your appointment! Appointments are available on Friday, April 14, between 9:15 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Please call the office at 574-3908 to make an appointment. 

Do you instead file your own taxes? Through the LABC website there are two options to self-file online. The “Turbo Tax Freedom Edition” is available if you have $31,000 or less in income. The software has a well-designed interview process that guides you through the process of making decisions about your filing status, inputting your income and making decisions about deductions and tax credits for which you may qualify. The other option is “My Free Taxes”, which is available if you make $62,000 or less. This program is developed by H&R Block and uses an interview process. Please visit, http://labcservices.org/index.php/free-tax-filing-at-labc-services, for more information.

AARP also offers free tax services at Clifton Christian Church, 131 Vernon Avenue, in D9 on Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. More information is available here or by calling 394-3433.

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, April 6: Carmichael's Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, to host Holly Tucker at 7:00 p.m. for a reading from new book City of Light, City of Poison: Murder, Magic and the First Police Chief of Paris. 

Thursday, April 6: Crescent Hill Community Council meeting at 7:00 p.m. at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S. Peterson Avenue.

Friday, April 7: Did you earn $55,000 or less in Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2016?  If the answer is yes, you might qualify for FREE tax preparation!  The 9th District has partnered again with the Louisville Asset Building Coalition to provide FREE VITA tax preparation to anyone making $55,000 or less.  To make an appointment or for more information, please call the 9th District office at 574-1109.  Appointments are available between 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at United Crescent Hill Ministries, located at 150 S State Street.

Saturday, April 8: District 9 Brightside Spring cleanup. Volunteers plan to meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Keats & Frankfort Avenue parking lot for free coffee and breakfast sandwiches. Help us cleanup The Avenue before the Frankfort Avenue Easter Parade! T-shirts will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Bring your own water bottle. Gloves, bags and tools will be provided. Questions, please contact the office at 574-1109.

Saturday, April 8: Carmichael's Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, to host Sylvia Holden at 7:00 p.m. for a reading from new children's book If You Take Me to Kentucky.

Saturday, April 8 - Sunday, April 9: FleaTiques at Mellwood Antiques, 1860 Mellwood Avenue, in the front lawn. 2nd weekend of the month from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. both days. The event is rain or shine. Fore more information please visit the Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/fleatiques502.

Monday, April 10: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host book talks-talk book at 2:30 p.m. For National Poetry Month, come and share a favorite poem. Questions, please call 574-1771.

Tuesday, April 11: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host historic archaeology in Jefferson County at 2:30 p.m. Questions, please call 574-1771.

Tuesday, April 11: Public Hearing by the Kentucky Public Service Commission for the LG&E Rate Case at 5:30 p.m. at Jefferson County Technical Collect, Heath Science Hall at 2nd and Chestnut.

Tuesday, April 11: Clifton Community Council meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Clifton Center, 2117 Payne Street.

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