District 9 eNews - Thursday, October 12, 2017

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Aviation & Military Heritage Festival – Oct. 14 & 15

Aviation & Military Heritage

Bowman Field will be a busy place this weekend, with the Aviation & Military Heritage Festival bringing vintage planes and many other exhibits to D9.

The event combines the Aviation Heritage Festival from last year and the Spirit of ‘45 event.  It features rare vintage aircraft and warplanes from all over the United States, a four-mile run around the airport presented by Independent Pilots Association (benefiting Reach for Kids), military vehicles and equipment, military memorabilia, past war anniversary exhibits and more. 

Bowman Field, established in 1920, has the distinction of being one of the longest continuously operating commercial airports in the United States. It is located in D9, approximately five miles from downtown Louisville and has convenient access from I-64 via Cannons Lane and I-264 via Taylorsville Road. It is situated on 426 acres adjacent to Seneca Park and nestled between four Louisville neighborhoods and a country club. There are seventeen buildings, with three on the National Register of Historic Places, including the art deco Administration Building built in 1929 and designed by local architect William Arrasmith.

The Bowman Field Aviation & Military Heritage Festival will be held in the area around the historic Administration Building and the 1929 Curtiss Flying Service Hangar, current home of Central American Airways.  In addition to the historical aircraft on display, the festival features vintage airplane rides, vintage cars, military vehicles, community exhibitors and historical re-enactors. Bring the family to take them through the history of aviation and honor Veterans.  

Gates are open from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Sunday.  Admission is $10 for adults; $5 for children 16 and under and free for children 5 and under.  A family rate of $20 for two adults and two children is also available and Veterans and active military get in free.  More information, including ticket availability and a complete schedule, is here:  http://www.bowmanaviationfest.com/.

Clifton Chili Cook Off – October 15


It’s chili time in Clifton, with 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.

October Halloween Activities

halloween pumpkin
  • October 12 – November 5: Louisville Jack O ’Lantern Spectacular – Iroquois Park, tickets range from $9-$16. For more information call 368-5865 or visit www.jackolanternlouisville.com. Volunteers are still needed to make this event a success and to assist people both on and off the trail. Click here to view volunteer opportunities.
  • Friday, October 27: Free Dive-in movie at 7:00 p.m. at the Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center, 201 Reservoir Avenue. Movie is Monster House, rated PG.
  • Saturday, October 28: Halloween in Brown Park from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 

D9 Fall Community Cleanup – October 21

community cleanup

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 Road 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.

Diversity Walks on the Big Four

Diversity Walks

I was happy to join a big crowd for the first Diversity Walk on the Big Four Bridge last week – and you are invited to walk the bridge with other Louisvillians the next four Saturdays.  The walks are sponsored by Community Connections, which has also been sponsoring breakfasts in west Louisville designed to bring residents from different parts of the community together.

From the east, the south, and the west, participants walked together over the Ohio River on the Big Four Bridge.

“We understand that racial tension is running high all around America and also in the city of Louisville,” James Linton of Community Connections said. “So this is a way to diffuse some of the things we see happening on the streets right now.”

He and others believe that each moment spent walking and talking with a new face begins to make a dent in the divide.

“Let’s talk to each other. Let’s get to know each other,” Linton said.

A WDRB story about last week’s walk is here.

The Diversity Walks will be held at 10 a.m. at the Big Four Bridge on October 21 and 28 and November 4 and 11.  No reservations are needed.  Just show up, meet your neighbors and walk the bridge! 

Junk Pick-up in District 9 Coming Up

junk collection

It’s time to clean house and get ready for another junk collection if you live in the 9th District Urban Services District (USD). You may begin setting out your junk Friday, October 20 in the afternoon. All junk must be set out by Monday, October 22 at 6:00 a.m. Some items (hazardous materials, construction debris, etc.) are not collected. For collection guidelines, please visit http://louisvilleky.gov/government/public-works/services/junk-and-bulk-trash-disposal. Sign up for junk set out reminders by email and text, click here! To see if you are in the collection area, go to http://mapit.louisvilleky.gov/, enter your address and check under “sanitation services.” 

Sustainability Story: Free Trees Available


In partnership with the Division of Community Forestry and MSD, the Louisville Nature Center will be giving away trees, just in time for the best time to plant them. Please call 458-1328 to order your trees Monday – Friday between 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

You will need to come into the Louisville Nature Center, 3745 Illinois Avenue, prior to Wednesday, November 8, to sign and show proof of your Jefferson County residency. They will also need to know what Metro Council District you live in. MSD will be delivering the trees to your home November 14-16.

There is a five tree limit per residence. Trees will come in 3 gallon pots and average 3-5 feet tall. You must agree to care and maintain the tree for its first three years.

Donations for delivery are appreciated and for any donations over $10.00 you will receive a free tree watering bag, a $25.00 value.

The trees available are listed below:

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

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.

Irish Hill Rezoning

Storing Drinking Water During Emergencies

storing drinking water

In the event of an emergency you may need to be self-reliant for days without utilities and electricity, water service, access to a supermarket or local services, or perhaps even without response from police, fire, or EMS.

Most of us can survive without electricity; however, we must have safe drinking water to live.  Louisville Water offers the following guidelines for safe water storage:

  • Purchase proper drinking water storage containers from a sporting goods store.  Do not use old milk jugs or soft drink containers.  They are nearly impossible to disinfect.
  • Thoroughly sterilize proper containers by soaking them in a solution of 1-part liquid chlorine bleach to 3-parts tap water for several minutes.
  • Rinse containers with scalding water.
  • Fill containers completely with cold tap water.  Leave no air.
  • Seal the container.
  • Clearly label, date and store in a cool, dark area.

When properly stored, Louisville pure tap® will remain safe to drink for about two months.  Water stored for longer than two months should be boiled or disinfected before use.  

For more information on how to prepare for emergencies, visit www.fema.gov.  

Legal Aid Offers Free Clinics

Legal Aid Society

The Legal Aid Society announces dates for free legal clinics in October. Please note some clinics require a reservation in advance. See the RSVP line for each event for reservation information. For a full listing of free clinics through December, please click here. For questions on any of the below clinics, please call Legal Aid at 584-1254.

  • DIVORCE CLINIC - Friday, October 13, at 9:30 AM at Legal Aid Society, 416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd. Attorneys will be on hand to provide advice on filing pro se for divorce in Kentucky. Attorneys will help to prepare and review all proper forms and provide instructions on how to proceed with your divorce case once you leave the clinic. Reservations are required. Call (502) 584-1254 to make a reservation. Bring an ID, money for parking, and all information on your marriage.
  • FORECLOSURE CLINIC - Tuesday, October 17, at 12:00 PM at Legal Aid Society office, 416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd. Attorneys will be on hand to provide advice on loan modifications and alternatives to foreclosure. Reservations are not required.
  • ASK-A-LAWYER CLINIC - Wednesday, October 18, at 10:00 AM at St. Vincent de Paul at St. James Church, 307 W. Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown. An attorney will be on hand to answer questions about civil legal matters such as evictions, divorce, foreclosures, consumer debt, and other civil legal issues. Reservations are not required.
  • TENANTS’ RIGHTS CLINIC:  WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT YOUR LANDLORD’S OBLIGATIONS AND YOUR RIGHTS - Wednesday, October 18, at 12:00 PM at Legal Aid Society office, 416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd. Attorneys will be on hand to answer questions about the eviction process, landlord obligations, and tenants’ rights. Reservations are not required.
  • SMALL CLAIMS CLINIC - Wednesday, October 18, at 1:00 PM at Legal Aid Society office, 416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd. Clients are provided with information about Small Claims Court and the forms necessary to file a claim. There will be an opportunity to meet with an attorney after the clinic to discuss individual cases. Reservations are not required.
  • DEBT COLLECTION DEFENSE CLINIC - Wednesday, October 18, at 3:00 PM at Legal Aid Society office, 416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd. The presenter will talk about what one can do if he or she is contacted or sued by a debt collector. The presentation will also cover the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Reservations are not required. Bring the Summons and Complaint filed with the court, other documents relevant to the debt, some note paper, and a pen or pencil.
  • EXPUNGEMENT SELF-HELP CLINIC - Tuesday, October 24, at 9:30 AM at
    Legal Aid Society office, 416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd. Clients are given advice and help with filing the forms necessary to expunge criminal convictions. Attorneys will be on hand to review completed expungement forms. Reservations are required. Call (502) 584-1254 to make a reservation. Bring $40 fee to obtain official Kentucky State Police record. District 9 residents should call Legal Aid if you cannot afford the fees.
  • FORECLOSURE CLINIC - Tuesday, October 24, at 12:00 PM at Legal Aid Society office, 416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd. Attorneys will be on hand to provide advice on loan modifications and alternatives to foreclosure. Reservations are not required.
  • TENANTS’ RIGHTS CLINIC:  WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT YOUR LANDLORD’S OBLIGATIONS AND YOUR RIGHTS - Wednesday, October 25, at 12:00 PM at Legal Aid Society office, 416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd. Attorneys will be on hand to answer questions about the eviction process, landlord obligations, and tenants’ rights. Reservations are not required.

“Meet with Bill” – October 24

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, October 24 from 10:00 a.m. – Noon, we’ll be at the Clifton Center, 2117 Payne Street. Please stop by with any questions or concerns. You can also call anytime at 574-1109 or email me

Heroin Hurts Course – October 24

Heroin Hurts workshop

Have you ever worried about your child and drugs? Wondered what you can do to stop a problem before it starts? Have you been concerned that someone you love may be using drugs? Take this course on Tuesday, October 24 at 6:00 p.m. at the St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to learn about safeguarding your family, and the warning signs of substance abuse. This class is free, but registration is required. Call the branch at 574-1771 to reserve your spot.

Wendell Berry Documentary Screening – October 27

Wendell Barry

Crescent Hill Baptist Church, 2800 Frankfort Avenue, is hosting a Wendell Berry Documentary screening at 7:00 p.m. Enjoy "Look & See, A Portrait of Wendell Berry". This event is free, but a ticket is required due to limited seating. Tickets available online at https://chbc-look-and-see.eventbrite.com. 

The KY Small Business Tax Credit

KY’s Cabinet for Economic Development offers a program that rewards growing small businesses. The eligibility guidelines for the income tax incentive are straightforward.

  • For for-profit businesses of 50 or fewer full-time employees, including companies in the construction, manufacturing, retail, service and wholesale industries.
  • Business must create at least one full-time position (average of 35 hours weekly) for 12 consecutive months with an average wage of $10.88 or more per hour
  • Business must invest a minimum of $5,000 in qualifying business equipment and/or technology

Please click here for more information http://www.thinkkentucky.com/Entrepreneurship/KSBTC.aspx  

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, October 12: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host 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. Questions, please call 574-1771.

Thursday, October 12: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host scrabble club at 2:30 p.m. Questions, please call 574-1771.

Thursday, October 12Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host a movie screening of The Shining (1980) at 6:00 p.m. A family heads to the isolated Overlook Hotel in Colorado for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific premonitions from the past and of the future. Questions, please contact the branch at 574-1793.

Thursday, October 12: Catch me if you can. Identity theft expert Frank W. Abagnale is partnering with AARP to help you protect yourself from identity theft from 6:45 - 8:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, Bomhard Theater, 501 W. Main Street. This event is free, but registration is required at 877-926-8300 or aarp.cvent.com/KYFraudWatch.

Thursday, October 12 - November 5Louisville Jack O'Lantern Spectacular at Iroquois Park. Hours are Sunday - Thursday from dusk to 11:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from dusk to midnight. Tickets range between $9 - $16. Questions, please call 368-5865 or visit jackolanternlouisville.com.

Saturday, October 14: Brightside & Waste Management Compost Sale from 9:00 a.m. - Noon at Waste Management of KY, 2673 Outer Loop. This is a premium product and does wonders for your flower and vegetable gardens! Compost is $2.50 per bag, or $40 per 1 cubic meter scoop. More information and a coupon are available online: https://louisvilleky.gov/government/brightside/brightside-waste-management-kentuckys-premium-compost-sale 

Saturday, October 14: Crescent Hill Community Council to host a crocus planting/cleanup at Barret Traditional Middle School from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. 

Saturday, October 14 & Sunday, October 15: FleaTiques 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.

Saturday, October 14: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host an adult book discussion on Wuthering Heights at 10:30 a.m. Questions, please contact the branch at 574-1793.

Sunday, October 15: The Clifton Great Chili Cook Off from Noon - 6:30 p.m. at the intersection of Frankfort Avenue and Pope Street

Monday, October 16: The League of Women Voters to host Dinner and Democracy meeting to discuss Pension Funds Solutions. Dinner is at 5:30 p.m. and program begins at 6:00 p.m. at the Lang House, 115 S. Ewing Avenue. Advanced reservations are not required, but donations are accepted.

Monday, October 16: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host Kentucky Author Forum Videoshowing: Joseph Stiglitz at 7:00 p.m. Questions, please contact the branch at 574-1793.

Tuesday, October 17: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host a movie discussion group on Contact at 2:30 p.m. Questions, please call 574-1771.

Tuesday, October 17: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host a meeting of the minds at 7:00 p.m. Join members of the community as they think about and discuss current topics. Contact the branch for full details. Questions, please contact the branch at 574-1793.

Wednesday, October 18St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host "What If: The 'Lost' and 'Unbuilt' projects of Louisville" at 7:00 p.m. Architect and historian Steve Wiser, FAIA, will consider how Louisville might be if these ‘lost’ and ‘unbuilt’ projects now existed. Questions, please call 574-1771.

Wednesday, October 18: Notice of neighborhood meeting hosted by 1764 Frankfort, LLC to share plans to submit a proposal to request a zoning change from the existing C-1 classification to C-2 for the building at 1764 Frankfort Avenue on the corner of Pope Street and Frankfort Avenue. The meeting is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. at Architype Gallery, 1764 Frankfort Avenue. At this meeting representatives from 1764 Frankfort, LLC will explain the proposal and discuss any concerns.

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