District 26 eNews | August 11th

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Brent T. Ackerson

26th District Councilman

Jeff T. Noble

Legislative Aide

Michael Garton

District Liaison


Animal Control - 363-6609 

Bon Air Library - 574-1795

County Clerk - 574-5700

Courts System - 595-4428

Drivers License - Bowman Field 595-4405

Drivers License - Downtown    595-4924

Health and Wellness - 574-6520

LG&E - 589-1444

Louisville Water Company -      583-6610

MetroCall - 311

Mosquito Control - 574-6641

MSD - 540-6000

Poison Control - 589-8222

Police - LMPD - 574-2187

Police - St. Matthews - 895-9444

PVA - 574-6380

State Highway Office - 210-5400

TARC - 585-1234

Veterans Affairs - 595-4447

Zoo - 459-2181


In This Issue

New TARC Fare Collection System Public Hearing


TARC Electronic Fare System Public Hearing
Tuesday, August 15th
5pm-7pm @ Bon Air Public Library

TARC is planning to replace the fare collection systems it has been using for 25 years with electronic smart cards. 

The new fare collection system will allow passengers to pay for their rides with the tap of a smartcard as they board a TARC bus. Fares will not increase and cash – exact fare – will still be an option for payment.

The new Smartcards will replace all paper products - tickets, passes and paper transfer slips throughout the system, except on TARC3.  Electronic transfers between routes will be available after launch.

TARC is hosting public comment hearings on the new far system, including one at our local library:

For more information click here

St. Joe's Picnic this weekend!


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.

25th Annual Taste of Frankfort Avenue: Aug 13th

The annual benefit for the Clifton Center will be Sunday August 13th. Tickets are $45 per person. More information is available at CliftonCenter.org


Louisville Visual Art Assoc. MAPPED OUT

Join LVA for live 8'x8' mural painting at Garage Bar on Friday August 18th from 6pm - 10pm. 

Garage Bar
700 E. Market Street
Louisville, KY 40202


Old Louisville Live: Aug 19th

Musical groups, artists, vendors and restaurants will gather in Old Louisville on August 19th for an evening of concerts celebrating diversity across our city. 


Seneca Park Volunteer Events

Seneca Park Beautification
Tuesdays: 9am - 12pm

Show your Seneca Park Pride and help make a difference by volunteering with the Olmsted Parks Conservancy! Tasks may include weeding, mulching, painting and general park beautification. Gloves, guidance and tools provided. Dress for the weather and getting dirty! Long pants with tennis shoes or old boots are recommended- no sandals please. For more information and a list of other upcoming events, visit www.olmstedparks.org or call Sarah at 456-8125. 


Summer Learning Opportunities at your neighborhood libraries

The Louisville Free Public Library has much more to offer than just books you can check out. They offer free internet access, books on tape, CDs, DVDs, and many classes and events for kids, teens, and adults. Click the photo or name to see what programs are available:


Bon Air Public Library

2816 Del Rio Place 40220
(502) 574-1795


St. Matthews Public Library

3940 Grandview Avenue 40207
(502) 574-1771


Newburg Public Library 

4800 Exeter Avenue 40218
(502) 479-6160