District 26 eNews | Sept. 29th

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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


Dear Neighbor,

We have a lot to look forward to in the 26th District with fall finally at our doorstep. Many residents have noticed and noted that we are making some overdue progress on sidewalk repair and street paving. I'm very glad those items are being completed. Hopefully we are on track to speedier completion for these types of requests. There should be several more items of good news on that front over the coming weeks, so stay tuned. 

Inevitably there will be requests and work items that aren't completed by the end of the fall construction period. Those items will be carried over to the Spring 2018 construction season. If you have any concerns about the safety of a sidewalk in your neighborhood or other city maintenance responsibility, please get in touch with our office and we will do what we can to help. 

Let me know if I can be of service in any way,


Brent T. Ackerson
26th District Councilman

In This Issue

Junk Set Out: Oct 6th-7th

For those in the Urban Services District, junk set out is next weekend. Set out your large items for pickup near where you normally set your garbage and recycling. If you don't know if you live in the applicable areas, maps are available here. You can be notified of future junk set out dates via email or text by clicking here.

Junk Pickup Guidelines:

  • Near but clearly separated from usual trash collection point
  • Before 6 AM on Monday of collection week but no earlier than 4 PM on the Friday before collection week. Civil penalties from $100 to $1000 per day apply to each violation, as well as criminal prosecution and cost of cleanup.
  • Bundle small items or put them in plastic bags loaded weight below 60 pounds. Do not use garbage cans or cardboard boxes.
  • Tree branches and brush limited to 4 inches in diameter. They must be no more than four foot long and must be separated from other items
  • Doors must be removed from large appliances such as refrigerators and freezers.
  • No more than four tires per residence.

Oct. 8th-17th is "Week in the Highlands"

Many fun community events planned near the 26th District. Click here for more information


Early LIHEAP Registration for Elderly and Disabled

Home heating costs can be a large expense for families in the winter, so Louisville Metro Office of Resilience and Community Services will begin accepting pre-registration heating assistance applications on Monday, October 2, 2017. The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides financial assistance to help income eligible residents pay utility bills. 

Pre-registration is for Jefferson County residents who meet the following criteria: 

  • Fixed income within 130% of the federal poverty level. (e.g. for a household of four, the gross monthly income cannot exceed $2,665.00). 
  • Elderly (60 years or older) or disabled individuals receiving Social Security, SSI, pension or Black Lung benefits.

This pre-registration phase is for the LIHEAP Subsidy Program, meaning eligible residents can apply regardless of the status of their utility bills.

 Applicants must be willing to provide the following documentation:

  • Proof of all household income for the preceding month (Food Stamp award letter, Social Security Award letter, pay stubs, etc. or proof of $0 income. Note: Zero Income forms are available at the Resilience and Community Services office at 701 W. Ormsby Ave., Suite 201 as well as the six LIHEAP locations listed below or by clicking here.)
  • Proof of Social Security Number or Permanent Residence card (Green Card) for each member of the household.
  • Most current heating bill; or statement from your landlord if heating expenses are included in your rent; or statement from your utility company if you participate in a pre-pay electric program. Please bring the account number and name on the account for all heating fuel sources and electric.

Residents who meet the early registration requirements may apply for LIHEAP from Oct. 2 – Oct. 31. Appointments are required in advance utilizing the new, automated appointment system. The toll free service is available twenty four hours a day, seven days a week.

The caller can follow the prompts to get the information needed and/or to schedule an appointment if available.  The system provides a confirmation number indicating that an appointment was successfully scheduled.

Scheduling an appointment by phone: 
Call 502-991-8391.
Scheduling an Appointment On-line:

Benefits provided by this program are paid directly to the applicant’s heating vendor.  Funds for this program will be posted on or after Nov. 6, 2017.

Americana Garden Party this Saturday Sept. 30th


FREE Composting Workshops


Email karen.maynard@louisvilleky.gov for more information

Louisville Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular Oct. 12-Nov 5th

The annual Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at Iroquois Park is October 12th-November 5th. This is a great, family friendly event that packs a real wow factor. More information at jackolanternlouisville.com or by calling (502) 368-5865


Center For Neighborhoods Neighborhood Summit

The Annual Center for Neighborhoods Community Showcase is Oct. 28th. If you're interested in building vibrant communities in Metro Louisville, this is the event for you! 

Visit CenterForNeighborhoods.org for more information


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