District 9 eNews - Thursday, August 3, 2017

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St. Matthews Street Festival – August 5

St. Matthews Street Festival

On August 5th from 11am -10pm, Frankfort Avenue between Lexington Road and Bauer Avenue will be transformed into one of the best street festivals in Louisville! You’ll find bands, food, vendors, and activities for both adults and children.

Showcased will be area retailers, restaurants, and live entertainment. Family fun and activities include the free Kids Zone, Fun Zone and Wellness Fair. You will find vendors who have something special, unique or delicious to share with everyone! For more information, please visit www.stmatthewsstreetfestival.com.

Habitat’s Habi Hour – August 5

Habitat for Humanity will host the first annual “Habi Hour” and “Nail It” contest on Saturday, August 5, at Apocalypse Brew Works, 1612 Mellwood Avenue. All donations benefit Habitat’s affordable housing and repair programs. Habitat is partnering with Apocalypse Brew Works to host “Habi Hour.”  Leah Dienes, head brewmaster, will be brewing a special craft beer for the event appropriately named Hammered.

“Habi Hour” will feature a “Nail It” Hammering contest at 4:00 p.m. Teams of 4 persons will go head-to-head in a direct elimination hammering contest. The Louisville Bourbonites will provide live music after the hammering contest. There is a $5 suggested donation at the door.

Check out the event page on Facebook.

Habitat Hour

Partial closure of Beargrass Creek Trail - August 7

Beargrass Trail

A portion of the Beargrass Creek Greenway trail will be closed beginning Monday, August 7 for approximately two and a half years as the Metropolitan Sewer District constructs the I-64 and Grinstead CSO Basin in the vicinity.

A map of the closure can be found here. The closure stretch is approximately 0.2 miles.

Cyclists and hikers will not be able to travel west on the Greenway trail from the access point at Lexington Road and Grinstead Drive.

To access the open portion of the trail, users will have to use the western access point near Payne Street. From that point, approximately 0.6 miles of the trail will be open, but users will be forced to turn around near the construction area near Lexington Road and Grinstead Drive for the duration of the project. 

MSD’s plans call for an improved trail and trailhead when the CSO Basin project is completed.

Protect Your Property – Keep Your Lights On


LMPD would like to remind residents to leave front and back porch lights on at night. It can help Police, Fire and EMS find your house in an emergency at night. It also allows police on patrol and neighbors to see suspicious activity that might be taking place at or near your home.

To sign up for LMPD’s 5th Division weekly crime reports, please click here. 

Sustainability Story: Farmers Markets

Farmer's Market

The Crescent Hill Farmers Market, at the corner of Frankfort and South Peterson Avenues, is now open two days a week, bringing fresh fruits and vegetables from Southern Indiana to Crescent Hill customers.  The market is open Monday and Friday from 7:00 am to roughly 11:00 am in the parking lot of the Crescent Hill United Methodist Church.

Charles Hambley of Hambley Farms has been the mainstay of the market.  For nearly 30 years, Hambley Farms has been helping keep Kentuckiana stocked in locally grown produce. A family owned and operated vegetable farm in Corydon, Indiana, Hambley sells at several farmers markets, including the St. Matthews market, and specializes in dirt-grown tomatoes and other hearty vegetables.  More about Hambley Farms is here: http://www.hambleyfarms.com/


Shopping at farmers markets is a great sustainability practice. As the Farmers Markets Coalition says “Sustainability is the overarching theme…. Farmers engage in sustainable farming practices to produce healthy food to sustain the local community, who in turn provide the money necessary to sustain the farmers.  Each shares in the success of the other in a mutually beneficial relationship that has become a model for sustainability. “

We are fortunate to have several farmers markets in District 9 - the award-winning St. Matthews Farmers Market at 4100 Shelbyville Road on Saturday mornings, https://www.facebook.com/SMFarmersMarket/, which we’ve featured earlier this year; a market at Rainbow Blossom, 3738 Lexington Road, on Sundays from 12:00 – 4:00 pm (more about that next week); and the Crescent Hill market on Monday and Friday mornings.

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

Notice of Planning & Design Public Meetings

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Notice of Intent to Demolish – 3637 Warner Avenue

3637 Warner Avenue

The Office of Planning Permitting and Design-Construction Review has received a demolition permit application for 3637 Warner Avenue, Case No. WR1029776.

The above referenced property is listed or eligible for listing in The National Register of Historic Places.

Per LMCO (150.110), the requested demolition permit can be issued on the following date: 8/19/17

For additional information regarding this application visit the website: http://louisvilleky.gov/government/construction-review  or contact Mike Beard, Plan Review Supervisor at 574-3321 or Cynthia Johnson, Metro Historic Preservation Officer at 574-2868.

Louisville Water Company Crescent Hill Plant


Louisville Water Company (LWC) has begun work on a 48 inch water main near the Crescent Hill Plant entrance at Stilz Avenue. The work will be during normal working hours on LWC property outside of the fence line. The work will take approximately two weeks. It will not impact any trees or traffic. 

Save the Date and Donate a Cake!

St. Joseph Children's Home

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.

Taste of Frankfort Avenue – August 13

Celebrate 25 years of the event where visitors enjoy sampling the savory nibbles and sweet treats from the fine restaurants of Frankfort Avenue!

The 25th Annual Taste of Frankfort Avenue is a much anticipated event that features tastings from more than two dozen of the finest restaurants located on or near Louisville’s Frankfort Avenue. The Taste has become a significant celebration of the vitality of the Frankfort Avenue corridor where a wide variety of fine ethnic and gourmet dining establishments thrive.

General admission tickets are $45 each; VIP tickets, which include parking, VIP experience and a raffle ticket, are $100 each. For more information and to purchase tickets click here.

Volunteers are still needed to make this event a success! Click here to sign up.

Taste of Frankfort Avenue

Spectrum Channel Changes


Effective August 1st, Spectrum implemented changes which included encrypting their channels, which it says will better maintain the integrity of its network and offer more enhanced features. As a result the Metro TV channel is switching to channel 184.

As a reminder, all committee meetings and Metro TV events can be viewed online at https://louisvilleky.gov/government/metrotv. Click on the “Watch MetroTV” option on the left side.

Save the Date - Back to School Block Party – September 8


Please mark your calendars for the 18th Annual Back to School Block Party at the Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center, 201 Reservoir Park on Friday, September 8th from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Enjoy FREE Mellow Mushroom pizza, swimming, door prizes and family fun!  Make a child ID with LMPD.

We need VOLUNTEERS to make this event successful. If you are interested in volunteering or if you have any questions please email Kyle Ethridge


Click here to view our flyer and see a list of sponsors for the event! Youth door prizes are still being accepted. If you are interested in making a donation please contact the office at 574-3908 or email Kyle Ethridge

Thank you to sponsors who have already committed door prizes: A Reader’s Corner, Blue Dog Bakery , Heine Brothers' Coffee, Margaret's Consignments, McDonalds, Metro Parks and Red Hog Butcher.

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, August 3: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host Louisville’s Forgotten Railroad: The Civil War U.S. Military Railroad at 2:30 p.m. Historian Robert Dawson will give an insightful lecture on the railroad that was built through Louisville to support Gen. Sherman’s campaign for Atlanta. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1771.

Thursday, August 3: Crescent Hill Community Council meeting at 7:00 p.m. at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S. Peterson Avenue.

Saturday, August 5Bingham 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, August 5: St. Matthews Street Festival on Frankfort from Lexington Road to Bauer Avenue from 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. This annual event highlights the community’s business, history, cuisine, and style while showcasing the area’s retailers and restaurants. It will also feature live entertainment and a Kids Zone. Enjoy retail booths, live music, kidz zone, fun zone, local food, wellness fair and a beer garden.

Saturday, August 5: Free computer tune-up and repair at St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Bring your computer and all cables, charges, etc. Questions, please contact Rae Taylor at taylor_rae@hotmail.com.

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