District 9 eNews - Thursday, May 11, 2017

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Responsible Recycling this

Saturday – May 13

Responsible Recycling

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!

NEW this year – we will be accepting all HAZ BIN items, complete list on flyer. Also, LMPD will be onsite to collect and dispose of expired and unused medications.

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. A complete list of accepted items is attached to the flyer on pages 2-8.

Responsible reuse and recycling is our “Sustainability Story” for the week. Join us on Saturday to keep materials out of the landfill and safely dispose of hazardous materials. 

D9 Community Conversation – May 17

Metro logo

Join us on Wednesday, May 17, at 6:30 p.m. at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S. Peterson Avenue, for our bi-monthly D9 Community Conversation. The topic for conversation will be the upcoming budget. The Metro Council has started the review of the 2017-2018 budget recommended by Mayor Greg Fischer. The proposed budget focuses heavily on public safety, including significant investments in LMPD, while continuing to fund affordable housing, paving and a new Northeast Regional Library.

The $593 million general fund operating budget anticipates $23 million in new revenue, with the greatest chunk of that – $19 million, or 83 percent – earmarked for LMPD and the Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods, including additional police officers. 

The budget proposal was presented one month earlier than usual under an ordinance I sponsored last year.  The ordinance was designed to give the public and Council members more time to evaluate and comment on the budget. 

As with all D9 Community Conversations, discussion of any other subjects is welcome and I will be available to talk with constituents about any questions, comments or concerns.  Mark your calendar - and bring along a friend or neighbor. 

LFPL How-To Festival – May 13

How To Festival

After you drop off your items at the Responsible Recycling event, plan to head over to the main branch of the Louisville Free Public Library (LFPL), 301 York Street, for the How-To Festival. The event runs from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The complete list of "how-to" sessions is now available online. Learn how to dance a Renaissance jig, make a robot, raise chickens, brew Turkish coffee and more than 100 other things in five hours.

How-to sessions are FREE and will be located in more than 20 areas throughout the building and surrounding grounds, transforming the entire library into a giant classroom. Food trucks will be available.

For more information, visit the Facebook event page or go to LFPL.org/How-To.

Free Shakespeare in the Park – May 13


Kentucky Shakespeare is proud to announce the fourth annual Shakespeare in the Parks tour. Their 6-actor, 85-minute production of Julius Caesar will be in District 9 on Saturday, May 13 at 6:00 p.m. at Story Avenue Park, 1519 Story Avenue. The rain space will be Crescent Hill Methodist Church.

For more information about Kentucky Shakespeare visit www.kyshakespeare.com.

Adam Ruschival Honored at KSB

Adam Ruschival

Congratulations to D9 resident Adam Ruschival, recipient of the 2017 Paul J. Langan Distinguished Service Award from the Kentucky School for the Blind.  Adam is a 1965 graduate of KSB and KSB Alumni Association President.  He is also an active volunteer whose numerous activities relating to improving services and provisions for individuals who are blind or visually impaired extend far beyond the boundaries of the school.  He has been especially active in the Clifton neighborhood where he has been a strong voice in issues relating to safe pedestrian travel and access to services and information. 

Adam’s father, Adam Ruschival, Sr., received the same award in 1996 and his wife Carla was bestowed the honor in 2014. 

The Langan award was a highlight of an inspiring 175th Anniversary Celebration at the Kentucky School for the Blind on May 9.  More information about KSB’s rich history is in this Courier-Journal article

LMPD Tip of the Week


Every week we look at crime trends in D9, especially burglaries, thefts from autos and auto thefts.  The best advice, every week, is to always lock your doors, never leave your vehicle running while unattended and never leave valuable items visible in your vehicle, even if it is locked. 

Last week there was an uptick in the number of thefts from vehicles, which led LMPD’s Fifth Division to put out this special notice about purses: 

“We would like to point out as usual the most common item taken from most of these vehicles were purses.  It appears all these purses were left in the passenger compartment of the vehicle.  We would recommend not leaving purses in vehicles when going out at night.  If you do need to secure your purse in a vehicle the trunk is the best place to put it.  Make sure you put it in the trunk before your arrive at your destination.   That way if a suspect is casing the lot he will not see you place it in the trunk.  Most theft from vehicles with purses are a quick smash of the window and a grab of the purse that was left in plain sight. “

To learn more about crime in D9, sign up for LMPD Fifth Division crime notices here, or contact us with your name and email address at Bill Hollander and we can get you signed up.   Fighting crime takes all of us – and your neighbors and LMPD need your help. 

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 above 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. 17CUP1019
You are invited to attend a review of a conditional use permit for a short-term rental.
Subject Property: 272 Saunders Avenue
Case Manager: Beth Jones (beth.jones@louisvilleky.gov)     
Meeting Type: Board of Zoning and Adjustment
Date: Monday, May 15, 2017
Time: Meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. and continue until all cases are heard
Location: 514 W. Liberty Street, 40202

ABC Notification – Change in Ownership – 1601 Story


Attached, please find a Change in Ownership memo and Courier Journal Legal announcement for a Quota Retail Liquor by the Drink, NQ4 Retail Malt Beverage by the Drink, Sunday Liquor by the Drink, and Transitional License(s) being applied for, located at 1601 Story Avenue (The Butchertown Social).  The ad ran in The Courier Journal Wednesday, May 10, 2017.

Garbage Guidelines

garbage collection

Metro Public Works shares a few reminders about your trash in the Urban Services District.Following a few simple rules will help keep Louisville clean.


  • Garbage must be set at the curb or the alley no later than 6 AM on collection day, but no earlier than 4 PM the day before collection day.
  • Carts must be placed at the edge of the curb or alley at least three feet from other carts, buildings or objects.
  • All garbage carts must be removed from the street or alley no later than 4 PM the day after collection.
  • Maximum cart weight load is 200 pounds.
  • Lid of cart must be kept closed.

A full list of garbage guidelines is located at this link. 

League of Women Voters Meeting – May 15

League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters invites you to its dinner and democracy meeting on Housing: Fair & Affordable with guests Jeana Dunlap, Director or Redevelopment Strategies for Louisville Forward and Cathy Hinko, Executive Director of Metropolitan Housing Coalition. The meeting is on Monday, May 15 with dinner at 5:30 p.m. (no reservations required and donations are accepted) and program at 6:00 p.m. at the Lang House, 115 S. Ewing Avenue. For more information call 895-5218 or email info@lwvlouisville.org

Lexington Road Safety Project Meeting – May 18

Lexington Road

Metro Louisville will host a second public meeting regarding Lexington Road at 6:00 p.m. on 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
  • The May 18 meeting is 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

Bike to Work Day – May 19

Bike to Work

The 12th Annual Bike to Work Celebration, is Friday, May 19. Meet and Ride from Seneca Park near the basketball court parking lot to a morning celebration at Fourth Street Live around 8:00 a.m. Then meet back up mid-day at Fourth Street Live for vendors, prizes, fun and friendship from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. For more information and to register, please click here.

Mighty Kindness Hoot – May 20

Mighty Kindness

Mark your calendar for 10 years of Hootenannies! Join your neighbors for a special celebration of community unity and kindness at the Mighty Kindness Hoot, May 20th at Waterfront Park's Brown Forman Amphitheater from Noon – 7:00 p.m.  This event is FREE and open to everyone.

Featuring Live Music, Performing Arts on the Sun Stage, Community Groups, Mighty Kind 2nd Line Parades, Element Puppets, Food Trucks, Local Art, Regional Farms, Green Businesses, SpiritWalk, Mighty KIDness with scavenger hunts & geocaching, Free School Workshops, Movement Circle featuring Belly Dance & Taoist Tai Chi, Massage-a-thon by Louisville School of Massage benefitting St. Joseph's Children Home, Aerial Artists & Turner's Circus, Community Jam, Freecycle Area and lots and lots of Kind Folks!

For more information, visit www.mightykindnesshoot.weebly.com

9th Annual Buy Local Fair – May 21

Buy Local

The Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) will host the 9th Annual Buy Local Fair on Sunday, May 21st from 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at Louisville Water Tower Park, 3005 River Road. Presented by Louisville Water Company, admission to the Buy Local Fair is free and parking is $5 per vehicle, or free for bicycle parking.

The fair will include more than 200 booths from a variety of local businesses, artists and craftspeople, community organizations, and farmers, as well as live music, The Trend Appliances cooking competition, food and drink vendors, ValuMarket craft beer tent, Cox's Back Porch area for the grownups and a children's area as well.

For the first time, the fair will also feature a "Drink Local Craft Cocktail Competition," where local mixologists will create unique cocktails, and attendees will be able to vote for their favorite. The winning mixologist and brand will receive a one year's membership to LIBA.

The mission of the Buy Local Fair is to provide a venue that fosters cooperation, cross-pollination and strength in numbers for locally-owned, independent entities. By bringing together customers of various businesses, farms, craftspeople and bands unique to the Louisville-area, we expose a variety of endeavors to new audiences and increase business for all.

VOLUNTEERS are needed for a variety of tasks including setup, parking, silent auction, beverage tickets and LIBA booth.  To sign up, please click here.

For more information, visit www.keeplouisvilleweird.com/buylocalfair.

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, May 12 – Sunday, May 14: Locust Grove in Bloom from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Locust Grove, 561 Blankenbaker Lane. Enjoy a gardeners’ fair with herbs, annuals and perennials, trees and shrubs, silent auction, garden art and tools and accessories. Adult tickets are $6 and children ages 6-12 are $3. For more information, please call 897-9845 or visit www.locustgrove.org.

Saturday, May 13: The 9th District Office will host the annual Responsible Recycling Event at Louisville Water Tower Park, home of the WaterWorks Museum, 3005 River Road from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  For more information on what is collected please visit our website at www.louisvilleky.gov/district9 and click on the "2017 Annual Responsible Recycling Event" photo in the middle of the page.

Saturday, May 13: SeniorCare Experts to host a paper shredding event from 9:00 a.m. - Noon at SeniorCare Experts, 145 Thierman Lane between Walmart and U Haul off Shelbyville Road in St. Matthews. Metro Police will be on site accepting expired drugs. Donations will be accepted. Questions, please call 896-2316.

Saturday, May 13: Bingham Park volunteer opportunity from 10:00 a.m. - Noon.  Bingham Park is located on Coral Avenue off Frankfort Avenue.  Cleanups are scheduled the 1st Saturday of every month.  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, May 13: Butchertown Neighborhood Association to host plants & people from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Free plant to the first 100 people! Bring a plant! Take a plant! Create a hanging basket! There will be hot dogs, water, and soft drinks from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., or bring champagne for mimosas - orange juice will be provided. Franklin Street Baptist Church938 Franklin St. Click the link for More info.

Saturday, May 13: Louisville Free Public Library to host the How-To Festival from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Main Library, 301 York Street. Learn how to dance a Renaissance jig, make a robot, raise chickens, brew Turkish coffee and more than 100 other things in five hours at the Louisville Free Public Library’s annual How-To Festival. How-to sessions are FREE and will be located in more than 20 areas throughout the building and surrounding grounds, transforming the entire library into a giant classroom. Food trucks will be available. For more information, visit the Facebook event page or go to LFPL.org/How-To

Saturday, May 13: Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind, 1839 Frankfort Avenue, to host Exploring with All the Senses: Animals in the Backyard from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Please make reservations by May 12. Are you curious about the wildlife that lives amongst us in our own backyards? Meet our city neighbors in the animal world through all the senses, hands-on activities, and interactions with live animals. Offered in partnership with the Louisville Nature Center. Best for all ages. Questions and to register, please contact 899-2213 or email kcarpenter@aph.org

Saturday, May 13: FREE Shakespeare in the Parks - enjoy Julius Caesar in Story Avenue Park, 1519 Story Avenue from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs (and picnic foods, if you wish). Rain space: Crescent Hill United Methodist Church, 201 S. Peterson Avenue.

Saturday, May 13: Louisville Youth Choir 50th Anniversary Celebration concert at 6:00 p.m. in the North Wing of the Kentucky Center for the Arts, 501 W. Main Street.

Tuesday, May 16: Zeb Weese, Executive Director of the Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission, will present "Nature Areas Conservation in Kentucky" at 7:00 p.m. at Beargrass Christian Church, 4100 Shelbyville Road. This event is free and refreshments will be provided. For more information, visit www.louisvilleaudubon.org and "Like" Louisville Audubon Society on Facebook.

Wednesday, May 17: District 9 Community Conversation at 6:30 p.m. at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S. Peterson Avenue. Let us know what you think about the proposed 2017-2018 Louisville Metro Budget. 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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