District 9 eNews - Thursday, May 25, 2017

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Councilman Bill Hollander
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Kyle Ethridge
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No Memorial Day Pickup


There will be no residential garbage, recycling or yard waste collection within the Louisville Metro Urban Services District (former Louisville city limits) on Memorial Day, Monday May 29, 2017. Collection through the week will be delayed by one day because of the holiday.

Garbage pickup in St. Matthews will also be delayed because of the holiday.

Other District 9 residents who rely on private haulers for garbage, recycling and yard waste collection should consult those haulers about holiday collection schedules.

Also, the Waste Reduction Center on Meriwether Avenue, along with all staffed recycling centers and the Haz Bin hazardous waste disposal site, will be closed on Saturday May 27 in recognition of the holiday and closed on Monday as usual. A complete list of the sites and regular operating hours is at louisvilleky.gov/government/public-works/services/recycling.

Sustainability Story: Responsible Recycling

Responsible Recycling

Thanks for another successful year for the Responsible Recycling event at Louisville Water Tower Park. A BIG thank you to our volunteers who spent a beautiful Saturday with us! This year 270 vehicles came through the event to drop off shoes, medical surplus supplies, home goods and building materials, paper for shredding, electronics, hazardous materials and unused or expired medications. LMPD collected 85 lbs. of medications during the event, and Habitat Restore collected 32 donations. Please click here to check out photos from the event.

Make sure you mark your calendars for next year, Saturday, May 12, 2018.

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

Butchertown Pre-Art Fair Cleanup – May 27


Join residents in Butchertown to clean up the 800 and 900 blocks of E. Washington in preparation for the upcoming Butchertown Art Fair. Plan to meet this Saturday, May 27 at 10:00 a.m. at Freddie's Market, 841 E. Washington St. Please bring brooms, rakes, gloves, bags and your other favorite cleaning devices. Questions, please contact Adam Horton at adamhortonart@gmail.com

Hike, Bike & Paddle – May 29


The Subway Fresh Fit Hike Bike & Paddle is a twice annual event held every Memorial & Labor Day.  Thousands of participants flock to Waterfront Park to enjoy a morning full of fun.

Here’s the schedule for Memorial Day, May 29:

  7:30am- Boat Drop Off until 9am 
  8:00am- Tai Chi, Yoga, Pickleball, & Boot 
  8:30am- Booths Open
  8:30am- Zumba (Main Stage)

  8:50am- Kayak Rolling Contest Presented 
                 By Quest Outdoor at Harbor Point
               - Stand-Up Paddle Board Demos at
                 Harbor Lawn
 10:00am- Hikers, Bikers, Paddlers Start

Bring the entire family for this free, healthy hometown event. Various fitness demonstrations start the day including yoga, tai chi, zumba, pickleball and much more. There are numerous vendor booths available for information and giveaways.  After all of that, take your pick from a 5k hike, 9.5-mile bike ride or a paddle on the Ohio River. This event is not a race. It is open to participants of all levels and we encourage everyone to get out and enjoy the festivities!  For more information, please click here.

Clifton Heights Force Main Extension Meeting – May 30


Work continues on MSD’s Clifton Heights Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) basin located between Mellwood and Drescher Bridge Avenues. Starting soon, traffic on Mellwood will be impacted in a big way.

You can learn more at a Pardon Our Dust meeting on Tuesday, May 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the American Printing House for the Blind, 1839 Frankfort Avenue.


This project is part of MSD’s Integrated Overflow Abatement Plan and is required per the Federal Consent Decree. The Consent Decree deadline for completion is December 31, 2018. The primary component of this portion of the project is the construction of a 20- inch Force Main Pipe. Other components include two 40-feet deep Manholes, Flood closure crossing, and Bridge crossing, and modification of CSO 088, and CSO 131 Structures. When completed it will accommodate wet weather flows within the project area to limit the occurrence of overflows of CSO’s 088, 131, 132, 154, and 167. The project will require excavation work within the roads on Mellwood Avenue; Brownsboro Road (between Mellwood Avenue and Story Avenue); Story Avenue (between Frankfort Avenue and Cabel Street); and on Cabel Street. Both one-lane traffic on Mellwood and traffic rerouting will occur.

Learn more on May 30 and watch this space next week for more details. 

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.


Free Summer Tax Preparation Assistance

tax preparation

My office and the Louisville Asset Building Coalition (LABC) are partnering to offer FREE summer tax preparation throughout the summer months for taxpayers with household income of $65,000 or less.

This FREE service will be offered at United Crescent Hill Ministries (UCHM), 150 S. State Street, from May 25 - August 2017. You must make an appointment by calling LABC at 814-2715. Appointment times are between 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. every other week on Thursdays beginning on May 25.

The dates are:

May 25
June 8
June 22
July 6
July 20
August 3

Clients will need to bring the following with them:

  • Social Security Card for everyone on tax return
  • Picture ID for taxpayer and spouse
  • W-2 and 1099 from employer
  • List of other income/expenses
  • 1098 for educational credit
  • 1095-A for certain healthcare credits
  • Blank check or account number for direct deposit

For more information and to make an appointment, contact the Louisville Asset Building Coalition at 814-2715 or visit http://www.labcservices.org.

Cultural Pass and Summer Reading Programs

Summer Reading Program

As school wraps up for the summer, there are plenty of learning opportunities for Louisville students of all ages over the next three months. 

In celebration of both the Library’s Summer Reading Program and the Cultural Pass the Main Library will host the Super Summer Reading Kickoff and Cultural Pass Showcase on Saturday, June 3, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. This free, family-friendly event will offer a plethora of activities, performances, and crafts featuring more than two dozen members of the Arts and Culture Alliance. Participating groups will include the Louisville Zoo, Kentucky Science Center, Frazier History Museum, Kentucky Shakespeare, and more. For more information, please visit LFPL.org/Kids or call (502) 574-1620.

Cultural Pass
The Cultural Pass supports and encourages lifelong learning by providing free access to 38 of Greater Louisville’s arts and cultural institutions for children and young adults to age 21. The Pass is valid from June 3 to Aug. 12 for one-time general admission at each of the participating institutions.

The 2017 Cultural Pass and Summer Reading materials are available now at any Louisville Free Public Library branch and any Metro Louisville Community Center.

Pass holders can register and track the progress of their Cultural Pass online at www.lfpl.org/culturalpass and are encouraged to visit as many venues as they are able during the summer. Children with 5 or more documented visits receive a Cultural Pass giveaway prize and will be entered into a drawing to win additional prizes, including a free stay at 21C Museum Hotel, tickets to area performances like The Christmas Carol at Actors Theatre or Louisville Ballet’s Nutcracker, family memberships to Bernheim Forest, the Frazier History Museum, Gheens Science Hall and Planetarium, and more.

To learn more about the Cultural Pass, please visit www.fundforthearts.org/2017culturalpass.

Summer Reading
Presented by the Library Foundation, the Library’s annual Summer Reading Program is a free 10-week program that encourages kids and teens to read for fun over the summer by offering prizes and incentives. Every child—from infant through 12th grade—who completes the program will receive a backpack or aluminum water bottle, along with passes to local attractions like the Kentucky Science Center, Squire Boone Caverns, a Bats baseball game, the Frazier History Museum, and more.

For more information, or to pre-register for Summer Reading, visit LFPL.org/SummerReading, or call (502) 574-1620.

Other summer programs
To help families sort through the many summer offerings, a searchable database of quality Out of School Time (OST) programs is available through 2-1-1. Thanks to the BLOCS community partnership, families can access this resource year-round by visiting www.louisvilleblocs.org and clicking on the 2-1-1 link. The list is also available by dialing Metro United Way’s 211 call-in line, or accessing the 211 app. 

Volunteers Needed for Butchertown Art Fair

Butchertown Art Fair

The Butchertown Art Fair is scheduled Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4. Volunteers are still needed. There are many duties available for all types of schedules and flexibility (time and otherwise). Volunteers will get a free T-shirt and the gratitude of all the folks in the neighborhood! Click this Signup Genius link to select your duties with slots available from June 2-4. Contact Stevie Finn if you have any questions.

The 2017 Butchertown Art Fair is scheduled for Saturday, June 3 from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, June 4 from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. along the 800 & 900 blocks of East Washington. Enjoy artists, live music, food trucks, beer, wine, and mixed drinks.

Crescent Hill Garden Club

Crescent Hill Garden Tour

Mark your calendars for the 23rd Annual Crescent Hill Garden Tour on Saturday, June 3, from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The tour will feature 10 private gardens created and maintained by homeowners in the Crescent Hill neighborhood. Tour-goers will experience creative gardening in small spaces, from organic gardens to shade gardens, and walk away with innovative ideas to try in their own outdoor space.

Tickets are $15 and available the day of the tour at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 South Peterson Avenue, where the tour begins. You can also purchase tickets in advance at: http://www.crescenthillgardentour.org/ticketsFor more information, visit www.crescenthillgardentour.org.

TARC Summer Youth Pass Now Available


Getting to jobs, the movies, recreational activities and fun events around Louisville is affordable and easy for young people with the TARC Summer Youth Pass, which is now on sale.

The pass costs $30 and is available to anyone 6-19 years old.  With the pass, youths can take unlimited TARC rides on all routes from June 1-Aug. 31.

The pass can be ordered from TARC’s website, www.ridetarc.org, or purchased at the following locations:

  • Union Station, 1000 W. Broadway
  • Nia Center, 2900 W. Broadway
  • All Fifth Third Banks
  • Louisville Free Public Library, 3rd & York

To order by mail, send a check or money order for $30, with your name, address and phone number, to SUMMER YOUTH PASS; c/o TARC cashier; 1000 W. Broadway; Louisville, KY  40203.

Culinary Arts Training Program – Now Enrolling

The Common Table Program at Catholic Charities is now enrolling for a culinary arts job training program, open to anyone who can commit to the 8-week duration of the course. The next session begins on June 5th and meets from 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Monday – Friday for eight weeks. Participants will receive hands-on training on food preparation, knife skills, recipe development, food safety and food service.

To enroll, please contact Laura at LStevens@archlou.org or call 873-2566 x 256.

Louisville Bats Nights


The Louisville Bats are hosting two types of Louisville Metro Government Nights.

Metro Council Mondays: For this program, the Bats will host groups and organizations doing the good of the community. This includes 12,000 total tickets distributed for use on any of these Monday nights: June 19, July 17 and August 28. Examples include school fundraisers, charity auctions, and several others.

Community Nights: The Bats will host two community nights, providing tickets, hot dogs, and soft drinks to non-profit groups who would not be able to afford a Bats game under regular circumstances. These two nights include 4,000 guests for each game on July 18 and August 2. Groups will need to contact the Bats office directly to sign up for the program and each group member will get a voucher for a ticket, hot dog and soft drink. Examples include mentoring organizations, social service agencies, and many more.

To request tickets for either part of the program, organizations should contact Shelby Harding at sharding@batsbaseball.com. Please include your Metro Council District, organization name, contact name, mailing address, daytime phone and number of tickets requested. Email requests are preferred, but if email is not available please call 614-4502.

Junk Pickup Coming Soon


The 9th District Urban Services District (USD) will have junk collection set-out on a select weekend in June, depending on your address.  You may begin setting out your junk Friday afternoon prior to your junk pick-up week and must have it all out by Monday at 6:00 AM.  For your specific junk set-out weekend please visit http://www.louisvilleky.gov/government/metro-council-district-9 and scroll to the bottom of the page to “MyLouisville” and enter your address, call the office at 574-1109, or email Kyle Ethridge.  For collection guidelines please visit https://louisvilleky.gov/government/public-works/services/junk-and-bulk-trash-disposal. You may now sign up for junk set out reminders by email and text under “MyLouisville”.

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 26:  Historic Frankfort Avenue will host the F.A.T. Friday Trolley Hop from 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm. The F.A.T. Friday Trolley Hop, held year-round on the final Friday of every month, provides FREE parking and transportation to participating shops, restaurants and galleries along the Frankfort, Mellwood and Story Avenue corridor. For more information, visit  http://www.frankfortave.com/.

Monday, May 29: Mayor's Healthy Hometown Hike, Bike and Paddle at Waterfront Park - Great Lawn. For more information please visit http://louisvilleky.gov/government/city-events/subway-fresh-fit-hike-bike-paddle.

Tuesday, May 30 and Wednesday, May 31: Whitehall House & Gardens, 3110 Lexington Road, presents a JMC art workshop with nationally recognized artist John Michael Carter on May 30, May 31 and June 1 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Carter will instruct on the technique of figure painting for three days. Space is limited to 15 students. Registration is $300 per person and includes lunch each day.  For reservations or more information, please call Whitehall at 897-2944 or whitehall@historichomes.org.

Thursday, June 1: Crescent Hill Community Council meeting at 7:00 p.m. at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S. Peterson Avenue.

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