District 9 eNews - Thursday, September 21, 2017

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Brightside Bash – September 21


The Brightside Bash is a fun twist on a traditional gala fundraiser. The Bash features local bands, a silent auction, raffles, food and fun! The event will be held Thursday, September 21 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Copper & Kings Distillery, 1121 E. Washington Street. The 2017 Bash will feature music from Justin Lewis and Karter Louis & The GOAT band.

The Brightside Bash serves as a fundraiser for the Brightside Foundation. With the generous donations and contributions from this event, Brightside is able to continue to offer many educational programs, sustainability initiatives, and beautification projects to the community.

Click here to purchase tickets.

Coffee with a Cop – September 22

Coffee with a Cop

Join your neighbors and 5th Division police officers for coffee and conversation on Friday, September 22 at 9:00 a.m. at VINT, 2309 Frankfort Avenue. No agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns and get to know the officers in your neighborhood.

Bourbon & Beyond – September 23 & 24

Bourbon and Beyond

Bourbon & Beyond is scheduled for this Saturday, September 23 & Sunday, September 24 in Champions Park. The festival features the Steve Miller Band, Ellie Vedder, Stevie Nicks and many more. On Saturday, bands perform from 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. More information is available online, http://bourbonandbeyond.com/

LMPD is planning to close River Road 30 minutes prior to the end of the concerts on Saturday (10:30 p.m.) and Sunday (9:30 p.m.) to let the concert empty out. LMPD anticipates the road to be closed for an hour after the concerts end. More neighborhood street closures and no parking areas are in the next story. 

If you experience parking, traffic, noise or other issues during the concert, please contact the LMPD special events hotline at 689-1440. This number is only available during the concert. 

Street Closures & No Parking Areas – Sept. 22 - 25

In connection with Bourbon & Beyond, the following streets will be closed during the following times;

6:00 a.m. Friday, September 22 to Monday, September 25

  • Edith Road from River Road to Mellwood Avenue

The following streets will have no parking from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday:

  • River Dell Drive – 800 block
  • Highwood Drive – 800 & 900 block
  • Lake Avenue – from Mellwood Avenue to N. Birchwood Avenue
  • Winifrede Lane – from Mellwood Avenue to Callabell Road
  • Warren Road – the entire length of the road
  • Pauline Road – from Winifrede east
  • Kenil Court – from Kenilworth Road to Winifrede Lane
  • Callabell Road – from Kenilworth Road west (both forks)
  • Edith Road – from Mellwood Avenue to Kenilworth Road
  • Emily Road – from Edith Road to Kenilworth Road
  • James Road – from Edith Road to Edna Road
  • Edna Road – from Kenilworth Road to dead end 

Thank you Isaac and Malcolm


Thank you to Isaac Barnett and Malcom Oliver for attending the September 14, 2017, Metro Council meeting. Isaac and Malcolm served as District 9 pages during the meeting, working to pass information between Councilmembers. Both of them live in District 9 and attend Meyzeek Middle School, in the Math, Science and Technology Magnet Program.

If you are interested in having your child or grandchild serve as a District 9 page for a 2018 Council meeting, please contact our office at 574-3908 or email Kyle Ethridge.

Sustainability Story: Plant a Tree Today


For most varieties and locations, late summer or early fall is the best time to plant a tree. Just in time, a rebate program to encourage more tree planting has been extended. 

TreesLouisville Rebate Program, in partnership with the Louisville Metro Division of Community Forestry, is an incentive to get homeowners to plant trees on private property; the program allows eligible participants to receive 40% back (max. $80) on the purchase price of a shade tree.

  • Participants must be residents of Jefferson County and trees must also be planted in Jefferson County.
  • Trees must be considered a shade/canopy tree (verified by submitting itemized receipt with form)
  • Trees must be planted in a residential yard
  • Trees must measure at least 1in. diameter

More information can be found online at: treeslouisville.org/rebate. Participants may submit their rebate through the form on this page and tri-fold brochures are available at local garden centers. Shade trees are generally medium to large sized trees that have spreading canopies (think oaks, maples, lindens and elms), though smaller species like redbuds, serviceberries or dogwoods would also fall under this category. Avoid dwarf ornamental varieties. If you have questions about whether your tree is eligible for a rebate, email info@treeslouisville.org.

Now is a great time to go out and purchase and plant a new shade tree!

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

Spirit of Crescent Hill Awards

Spirit of Crescent Hill

Congratulations to all of those receiving a Spirit of Crescent Hill award at last week's Crescent Hill Community Council meeting.  Shown with me after the ceremony are (back row) Barret Traditional Middle School Principal Tom Wortham, who accepted for the school; (middle) Mike DaRif, Charles Cash, Tara Bassett; (front) Doris Lamb.

Thanks for all of your contributions to Crescent Hill!

Notice of Planning & Design Public Meetings

Rezoning of several properties along Lexington Road (not including property near Grinstead Drive) has been recommended in the Irish Hill Neighborhood Plan, and the notice below has been sent to affected or adjacent property owners.

For basic details for all of 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.

Case 17AREA1001Case 17VARIANCE1060Case 17DEVPLAN1154

Masonic Home Community Meeting – September 28


Masonic Homes of Kentucky is proposing to revise its approved Detailed District Development Plan and Conditional Use Permit in order to construct an addition to the Sproutlings Pediatric Daycare  and Preschool to include an additional four classrooms and a multi-purpose room on the west side of the existing Sproutlings building on the Masonic Home campus. The addition will be approximately 10,400 square feet.

You are invited to attend an informal meeting on the project, hosted by Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP, legal counsel for Masonic Homes. The meeting will be held on Thursday, September 28 at 6:00 p.m. in the Miralea Room at Miralea Active Lifestyle Community, 320 Joe Conway Circle, Masonic Home, KY.

If you have any comments or questions, please contact Mr. Clifford Ashburner at Clifford.ashburner@dinsmore.com or call 540-2382.

MSD Road Closure – Cabel Street

road closures

Cabel Street between Bowles Avenue and E. Washington Street will be closed to traffic through the end of January 2018. Cabel Street will remain open between Story and Bowles Avenues, as well as north of E. Washington Street at this time.

This work is part of MSD’s Force Main Extension Project for the Clifton Heights Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Basin. The work is also affecting traffic on Mellwood and Story Avenues and Brownsboro Road.

Butchertown Porktoberfest – October 6


The Butchertown Neighborhood Association is proud to announce the annual Porktoberfest on Friday, October 6 from 5:00 - 10:00 p.m. at Copper & Kings Distillery, 1121 E. Washington Street. This culinary extravaganza will feature fabulous food, beverages and live entertainment.  

Volunteers are still needed to make this event a success! Please click here to see available shifts for the event.

Clifton Chili Cook Off – October 15


Save the date for the annual Chili Cook off, hosted by the Clifton Community Council, benefiting Susan G. Komen. Gather up your beans, hot peppers and chili spices and join in the competition for the best tasting chili in Louisville. To be a competitor, please contact Brad Curry, brad@rededgelive.com, for official rules and entry.

The event is scheduled for Sunday, October 15 from Noon – 6:30 p.m. at the intersection of Frankfort Avenue and Pope Street. Tastings begin at Noon. The event is rain or shine.

City partners with American Printing House for the Blind to expand sensor program


A public-private partnership to help people who are visually impaired find points of interest in Louisville will expand, thanks to a $250,000 grant from the James Graham Brown Foundation.

The Indoor Explorer program, which is operated by the American Printing House for the Blind and created in partnership with the city’s Office for Civic Innovation, places low-power Bluetooth beacons in public buildings that feed information about amenities and points of interest to an app called Nearby Explorer.

People who are visually impaired will use this information to independently find their way through and around the public buildings to find features, such as an airline ticket counter at the airport.

The grant will fund the installation of low-power Bluetooth beacons inside additional public buildings, expanding the uses of the Nearby Explorer app for independent travel, employment, civic engagement, tourism, education, dining, recreation, shopping and more. The beacons will also improve indoor navigation — which is limited under current technology — for app users who are blind and visually impaired.

Check out this video (one minute, 48 seconds) made at the Crescent Hill Library on how Indoor Explorer works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbxJHkFxPZc

D9 Fall Community Cleanup – October 21

D9 Fall Community Conversation

If you’ve been complaining about litter, here’s a chance to do something about it.

Please plan to join your neighbors on Saturday, October 21, for the D9 Fall Community Cleanup. In partnership with Brightside, volunteers will be cleaning up Frankfort Avenue and Brownsboro Road. Volunteers should plan to meet at 8:30 a.m. at Bingham Park, 160 Coral Avenue, for breakfast sandwiches, provided by the Clifton McDonald’s, and hot coffee, provided by Heine Brothers’ Coffee. The cleanup will officially begin at 9:00 a.m. Volunteers will be able to walk to Brownsboro or Frankfort Avenue to beautify the area. The District 9 office will provide bags, gloves, tools and t-shirts on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you would like to register your own neighborhood team through Brightside, please click here.

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, September 21: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host an English conversation club at 2:30 p.m. English Conversation Club allows non-native speakers to practice English in a relaxed, informal setting with others. If you are learning the English language, or would like to practice conversing in English, plan to attend. Participants should have some basic knowledge of the English language before joining. For English as a Second Language (ESL) students, this is a great way to use what you have learned in ESL classes. Questions, please contact the branch at 574-1771.

Thursday, September 21: Brightside Bash on Thursday, September 21 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Cooper and Kings Distillery, 1111 E. Washington Street. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $50 for VIP admission. Ticket are available online, or by calling 574-2613.

Thursday, September 21: Carmichael's Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, to host Carolyn Furdek at 7:00 p.m. to discuss Locked In: A Solider and Civilian's Struggle With Invisible Wounds. Questions, please contact the store at 896-6950.

Thursday, September 21: The Clifton Roots, Jazz and Heritage Festival kicks off at the Clifton Center, 2117 Payne Street, at 7:00 p.m. with YAPA. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.

Friday, September 22: LMPD to host Coffee with a Cop at 9:00 a.m. at VINT, 2309 Frankfort Avenue. Join neighbors and police officers for coffee and conversation.

Friday, September 22 - Saturday, September 23: Jerry Eifler Art Show: A retrospective at the Clifton Center, 2117 Payne Street.  Father Eifler's art will be shown and available for purchase at the preview Wine and Cheese party on Friday from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Tickets for the preview party are $25 each and may be purchased online at cliftoncenter.org. Proceeds benefit the Clifton Center.

Saturday, September 23: American Printing House for the Blind (APH), 1839 Frankfort Avenue, to host Disability Rights: Where are we now? from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. The more than 50 million Americans who have disabilities deserve full access to American opportunity: education, health care, employment, economic power, and political participation. The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 established the basic civil rights of people with disabilities, but much remains to be done. What policy changes and practical steps come next? What can we learn from past mistakes? Are the voices of people with disabilities being adequately included in these conversations? Best for adults and older children. Space is limited, so registration is required. Call 502-899-2213 or send email to kcarpenter@aph.org to register.

Saturday, September 23: My Dog Eats First is hosting their second annual Pups at the Pub event from 2:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Apocalypse Brew Works, 1612 Mellwood Avenue. My Dog Eats First helps raise funds to support ongoing efforts to help the homeless and under served with animals. Donations of unopened dog or cat food will be accepted.

Saturday, September 23: Ursuline Sisters to host Bourbon Baroque from 7:00 - 8:15 p.m. at the Motherhouse Chapel, 3115 Lexington Road. Part of a free concert series are in celebration of the Motherhouse's 100th Birthday.

Sunday, September 24: Steve Wiser, an architect, historian and member of the Louisville Historical Society, will present a lecture on Sacred Worship Spaces at 2:00 p.m. in the Motherhouse Chapel, 3115 Lexington Road. This event is free and open to the public.

Monday, September 25: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host iPad for beginners at 2:30 p.m. Learn the basics of iPad usage including adding/removing apps, taking pictures, using facetime and basic care taking tips. Call to register. Questions, please contact the branch at 574-1771.

Tuesday, September 26: National Voter Registration Day Open House from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Edison Center, 701 W. Ormsby Avenue.

Tuesday, September 26: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host iPad for beginners part 2 at 2:30 p.m. There are thousands of apps available to iPad users. Come learn how to use a few of the most important apps everyone has. Call to register. Questions, please contact the branch at 574-1771.

Tuesday, September 26: Robley Rex VA Medical Center Town Hall Meeting for Veterans and their families at 5:00 p.m. at 800 Zorn Avenue, Room E005, West Entrance. Medical Center Director, Martin Traxler and Louisville Regional Benefit Office Director, David Davis will be in attendance to address questions and provide information relating to VA healthcare, benefits and claims.  Resource tables and staff members will also be available to provide valuable information on a variety of VA programs and services.  Veterans can apply for VA healthcare or check on the status of a VA claim “on-the-spot”.  For more information on the services provided by the Robley Rex VA Medical Center, visit:  www.louisville.va.gov

Tuesday, September 26: Carmichael's Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, to host Carmichael's Community Book Club at 7:00 p.m. to discuss What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi. Questions, please contact the store at 896-6950.

Wednesday, September 27: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host booked for lunch at 1:00 p.m. Plan to discuss White Teeth by Zadie Smith. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1793.

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