District 9 eNews - Thursday, July 27, 2017

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Irish Hill Land Use Study Meeting – July 27

Lexington Road Land Use

Plan to attend the Irish Hill Neighborhood Land Use Study meeting on Thursday, July 27 at 6:00 p.m. to update the neighborhood and businesses on the next steps with the neighborhood plan. The meeting will be held at Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana, 2115 Lexington Road.  

LMPD’s National Night Out – August 1

LMPD will host National Night Out on Tuesday, August 1 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S. Peterson Avenue. There is fun for all ages, including food, music, door prizes, child ID cards. There will also be a way to safely dispose of expired drugs. National Night Out is a great way to interact with the LMPD officers who keep us safe every day.


Sustainability Story: Solar Energy Community Workshops

Solar Workshops

Solar Over Louisville (SOL) is hosting a series of community workshops regarding solar. For anyone who is wondering if installing solar energy at their own home or business makes sense, or what factors to consider in this decision, these free workshops are designed to answer those questions.  Attendees will learn about solar energy basics, and how to determine if a solar system will be good for their specific circumstances.  The workshops will be held in branch libraries at the dates listed below.

Each workshop will cover basics about solar energy – what it is, how it works, its economic and environmental benefits, how to evaluate your site for solar potential, and next steps to take if you are interested in installing solar at your home or business. The presentations will be made by local solar installers.  Ample time will be allotted for questions and answers.

  • Monday, July 31 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Ave.      
  • Saturday, August 5 at 10:30 a.m. at Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Ave.
  • Tuesday, August 8 at 7:00 p.m. at Main Library, 301 York St.                

Beyond the economic benefits, solar energy contributes to improved health and air quality, reduced carbon emissions, creating local jobs, boosting the local economy, and increasing energy security and resilience by diversifying the energy mix.  Going solar is a way to be an active participant in the rapid transition to a clean energy economy occurring today!

The City’s newly-designed Energy Project Assessment Districts (EPAD) program offers a way for businesses, nonprofits, and multi-unit residential facilities to finance their solar system through a property tax like assessment.  This removes the upfront costs that have previously served as a barrier to investing in solar.  In addition, the investment is tied to the building, not the property owner, so if the building is sold the remaining obligation is transferred to the new building owner who will now be receiving the benefits of the system.  The workshop will explain EPAD.  The City has published the EPAD application packet, which is available from the Office of Sustainability. 

For more information, contact Wallace McMullen, Solar Over Louisville Chair, at mcmulw@gmail.com or 502-963-5005.

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

Help Local Restaurant Workers July 30


APRON, Inc. is a non-profit that provides temporary, limited financial relief to professional food and beverage industry workers in the Louisville Metro area who work at locally owned establishments and who are experiencing financial distress due to illness, injury or other issues. Food service professionals who have suffered an accident, family emergency, criminal act committed against them or other catastrophic event are eligible for assistance.

You can help Apron and our local restaurant workers by participating in A Taste of Independents on Sunday, July 30, at The Olmsted, 3701 Frankfort Avenue, in D9.  The event features tastings from over 30 of Louisville’s top chefs, samplings of delicious adult beverages, Apron’s very popular Silent Auction, entertainment from the Robbie Bartlett Duo and presentation of the Corbett Award. Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door. More information and tickets are available here: www.aproninc.org/events

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.

1399 Lexington Road1620 River Road158 Thierman Lane183 N Bellaire Ave1829 Rear Payne Street

Donate School Supplies to UCHM


Shopping for Back to School supplies? Consider picking up some additional items and donating them to United Crescent Hill Ministries (UCHM), which serves residents in the 40206 zip code area, providing these supplies to children in grades K-8 who are in need of assistance. Below is a list of needed supplies. Please deliver them to UCHM, 150 S. State Street, during normal business hours.

  • Backpacks (no wheels; assortment of girls and boys)
  • Crayons (box of 24)
  • Washable markers (box of 8)
  • Pencil box or pencil pouch
  • Pocket folders
  • Scissors
  • Ink pens (blue or black)
  • Highlighters
  • Composition Notebooks
  • Notebook Paper

Please contact Katie Litanga at klitanga@uchmlouky.org or 502-893-0346 for more information.  

Donate School Supplies to St. MAM


The upcoming school year is quickly approaching and back-to-school expenses can become a burden for many St. Matthews Area Ministries (St. MAM) parents.   St. MAM serves residents in the 40207 zip code and is hosting its annual “Back-To-School” supply drive to assist children in need of these items. Please consider purchasing any of the following items to drop off at the St. MAM offices, 201 Biltmore Road, 40207.  Please drop off items at St. MAM as soon as possible (hopefully by July 28) for distribution. 

  • Pens, pencils, erasers, rulers, markers, crayons, yellow highlighters, colored pencils and red pens
  • Spiral notebooks, pocket folders and loose leaf paper (college and wide ruled)
  • Glue sticks, Fiskars blunt tip scissors, small pencil sharpeners, soft and hard pencil cases
  • Composition notebooks, steno pads, 2” binders, backpacks and lunch boxes

Save the Date and Donate a Cake!

St. Joes

St. Joseph Children’s Home, 2823 Frankfort Avenue, will host the 168th Annual St. Joe’s Picnic on Friday, August 11 and Saturday, August 12. VIP tickets are still available by calling 893-0241; VIP tickets include air-conditioned tent, tables, chicken dinner buffet, live music, bar service and restrooms.

Sign up to volunteer during the event. This is a great opportunity for youth to gain service hours. Click here to sign up online.

St. Joseph Children’s Home is partnering up with St. Patrick’s Parish to collect cakes for the famous Cake Booth. The Cake Booth is one of the largest grossing gaming booths at St. Joe’s Picnic. Click here to purchase a cake from local Louisville bakeries and St. Joe’s will pick it up for you.

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, July 27: Irish Hill Land Use Study update meeting from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana, 2115 Lexington Road.

Thursday, July 27: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host a movie discussion group on The Sting at 6:30 p.m. Questions, please contact the branch at 574-1793.

Thursday, July 27: Carmichael's Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, to host Lee Alan Dugatkin for a presentation and book signing at 7:00 p.m. Questions, please contact the store at 896-6950.

Friday, July 28:  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/.

Friday, July 28Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center, 201 Reservoir Avenue, to host a free movie night on the lawn. All movies begin at 9:00 p.m., or once it’s dark enough to show the movie. On July 28, enjoy Moana. 

Saturday, July 29: The Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind (APH), 1839 Frankfort Avenue to feature a program about the first really successful country duo – Mac & Bob. Lester McFarland (Mac) and Robert Gardner (Bob) met in 1915 when they were students at the Kentucky School for the Blind. The story of their 35-year career as recording artists and radio stars on WLS’s Barn Dance will be retold by guest speaker Tom Adler, the founding director of the International Bluegrass Museum, and Louisville musicians, Tom and Cathy Arnold.  This program, as part of APH’s “Bards and Storytellers,” annual arts, folklore, and performance series, celebrates the historical traditions of entertainers with vision loss. Adler calls Bob and Mac “astonishingly influential.” They recorded hundreds of songs and inspired later better-known musicians such as Bill Monroe, Doc Watson, Ricky Skaggs, and Allison Krauss. The Arnolds, both of whom are blind, will perform their modern interpretations of Mac & Bob’s biggest hits. The program will run from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at APH. The program is free, but space is limited so reservations are required.  Make reservations by noon on July 28 by calling 502-899-2213 or sending email to kcarpenter@aph.org.

Monday, July 31: Enjoy FREE movies at Iroquois Amphitheater, 1080 Amphitheater Road, at 8:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Schedule is subject to change - concessions will be available. Questions please call 368-5865 or visit www.iroquoisamphitheater.com/. July 31st's movie is The Wild Life.

Tuesday, August 1: LMPD's National Night Out Celebration for the 5th Division from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S. Peterson Avenue. Fun for all ages, enjoy music, food, door prizes, and make a child ID card.

Tuesday, August 1: Butchertown Neighborhood Association monthly meeting at 6:00 p.m., location TBD.

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