District 9 eNews - Thursday, August 10, 2017

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Councilman Bill Hollander
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Kyle Ethridge
Legislative Assistant
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Coffee with a Cop – August 11

Major Gregory

I had the opportunity to meet the new Fifth Division Major, Aubrey Gregory, at the National Night Out Celebration last week. Mark your calendars for Friday, August 11, for coffee and conversation with Major Aubrey and Fifth Division Officers at 9:00 a.m. at Heine Brothers’ Coffee, 2714 Frankfort Avenue. There is no agenda or speeches, just a chance for you to ask questions, voice concerns and get to know the officers in your neighborhood!

coffee with cop

168th Annual St. Joe’s Picnic – August 12

St. Joe's Picnic

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. The Picnic Pre-Party is Friday from 6:00 – 11:00 p.m. Picnic Day Saturday is from Noon – midnight. 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.

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, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. on August 13 at the Clifton Center, 2117 Payne Street, 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

Lexington & Grinstead Charrettes

Aug. 15 & 16

Lexington & Grinstead

There has been no recent public activity on a large proposed development at Lexington Road and Grinstead Drive but that’s about to change.

Two follow-up charrettes will be held on Tuesday, August 15 and Wednesday, August 16, both beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana Learning Center, 2115 Lexington Road. Both nights will involve the same presentation, so the developers are asking people to only choose one or the other.

This is in regards to the proposed zoning change from C-2 to Planning Development District (PPD) consisting of mixed residential, office, retail and restaurant on 3.32 +/- acres at the intersection of Lexington Road and Grinstead Drive, specifically 2294, 2300, 2338 and 2340 Lexington Road and 2501, 2503, 2509, 2511 and 2515 Grinstead Drive.

If you cannot attend either of the charrettes but have questions or concerns, please call William Bardenwerper at 426-6688. Click here to read the notification letter.

LMPD Makes Robberies Arrest


The July 20 edition of the eNews reported on three robberies in LMPD’s Fifth Division, one in the Highlands and two in District 9 (one on North Hite and one on Frankfort Avenue). The robberies happened between 12:30 and 3:30 am and involved men wearing bandanas. We noted that the cases appeared to be related and LMPD was actively working them.  

I'm happy to report that LMPD has made an arrest in these robberies. It came after neighbors saw people pulling vehicle door handles and called the police. After a foot chase by LMPD officers, the investigation led to evidence about the robberies.

Please keep calling the police when you see suspicious activity and sign up here for Fifth Division crime reports.

“Meet with Bill” – August 22

Meet with Bill

We are always happy to hear from constituents.  To make meeting with us in person more convenient, we’ll be holding office hours at various places around District 9, in addition to our regular, evening D9 Community Conversations.  On Tuesday, August 22 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., we’ll be at the Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, in the basement meeting room. Please stop by with any questions or concerns. You can also call anytime at 574-1109 or email me

Sustainability Story: Become a Park Steward!


Olmsted Parks Conservancy is seeking Park Stewards. A Park Steward is a volunteer leader who receives in-depth training by Olmsted Parks staff in order to help with park projects, volunteer events and/or community outreach.

There will be a free informational sessions on Tuesday, August 15 at 6:30 p.m. To sign up, please visit www.olmstedparks.org or call 456-8125.

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

Parks Steward

Public Works Paving in District 9


Metro Public Works (MPW) is working on the following paving projects in D9.

  • Pee Wee Reese Road from Taylorsville Road to Cannons Lane
  • Seneca Park Road from Beargrass Road to Pee Wee Reese Road

Paving in District 9 is being done based on rated road conditions, with the lowest rated roads receiving priority.

If your street has potholes needing repair, report them to MetroCall at 574-5000, https://louisvilleky.gov/government/metrocall-311, download the 311 app, live chat, or call my office. 

Notice of Planning & Design Public Meetings

183 N Bellaire

Story Avenue Park Phase II

Story Ave Park

The District 9 office has committed $5,000 in Capital Infrastructure Funds (CIF) for Phase II of the Story Avenue Park. Phase I included the completion of the entryway. Phase II includes paving of the driveway, parking lot, basketball court and installation of the walking path and grading of the site. The plan also includes planting trees and installation of a playground this fall. Phase II will cost approximately $70,000. Private donations by Butchertown businesses/residents and the Parks Foundation have been raised.

Save the Date - Back to School Block Party – Sept. 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 , Comfy CowHeine Brothers' Coffee, Margaret's Consignments, McDonalds, Metro Parks and Red Hog Butcher.


Neighborhood Institute 2017!

Neighborhood Institute

The Neighborhood Institute is a leadership education program designed to equip neighborhood leaders with skills and resources needed to initiate positive change in the community through their neighborhood, homeowner, and condo associations. Classes meet every Thursday, 6:00 - 8:30PM at Center for Neighborhoods Offices, 507 South Third Street, for 12 consecutive weeks (August 24th, 2017 – November 9th, 2017). Dinner is provided each week. There is no charge to attend, but space is limited, and advance registration is required. Applications will be accepted through August 11th, 2017.

The Neighborhood Institute Fall 2017 is open to all neighborhoods, Metro Council Districts, and the whole community.

To apply for the 12-week program, visit www.centerforneighborhoods.org, or contact John Hawkins at 502-589-0343 or johnh@centerforneighborhoods.org.

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 10: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host scrabble club at 2:30 p.m. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1771.

Thursday, August 10: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host a movie discussion on The Outsiders from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. A teen gang in rural Oklahoma, the Greasers are perpetually at odds with the Socials, a rival group. Things really heat up when one member of one gang kills a member of the other. PG 1h 31 min. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1793.

Thursday, August 10: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host a special live music performance of Joy Ike Trio at 7:00 p.m.  Born to Nigerian immigrants, Joy Ike’s music, voice, and writing have drawn comparisons to female musicians such as Corinne Bailey Rae, Norah Jones, Nina Simone, Regina Spektor, and Fiona Apple. But her percussive piano-playing and soaring vocals give homage to her African upbringing. Enjoy a fusion of world pop and soul music when the Joy Ike Trio brings piano, bass and drums for a great night of music from Philadelphia.Questions, please call the branch at 574-1793.

Friday, August 11St. Joseph Children's Home, 2823 Frankfort Avenue, to host the official picnic pre-party. This event will feature food trucks, vendors, cornhole tournament and live music from 6 - 11 p.m. Bring your lawn chair and dance the night away. For more information visit: http://sjkids.org/picnic/picnic-pre-party/

Saturday, August 12: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host an adult book discussion on Dead Wake by Erik Larson at 10:30 a.m. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1793.

Saturday, August 12168th Annual St. Joseph Children's Home Picnic, 2823 Frankfort Avenue from Noon - midnight. Events include fried chicken dinner, car raffles, capital prize, cake wheels, booths and much more. A limited amount of parking will be available via the Brownsboro Road entrance. Additional off-site parking is available at The Southern Baptist Seminary, with shuttle service to and from the Picnic.  For more information visit: http://sjkids.org/picnic/

Saturday, August 12: 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/. August 12th's movie is Sing. 

Saturday, August 12 & Sunday, August 13FleaTiques at Mellwood Antiques, 1860 Mellwood Avenue. The event is held the 2nd weekend of the month beginning in April on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. This is an outdoor market and the event is rain or shine. Each month will benefit a local charity, www.mellwoodantiques.com.

Sunday, August 13: Taste of Frankfort Avenue from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Clifton Center, 2117 Payne Street. Enjoy samplings of savory nibbles and sweet treats from over twenty of the finest restaurants along Frankfort Avenue.

Monday, August 14Enjoy 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/. August 14th's movie is The Legend of Tarzan. 

Tuesday, August 15: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host a movie discussion group on Blood Simple at 2:30 p.m. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1771.

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