District 9 eNews - Thursday, October 19, 2017

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St. Matthews Library Groundbreaking – October 20


In March 2016, I was very pleased when Metro Council appropriated $1 Million for the expansion of the St. Matthews Eline Library, which regularly has the highest circulation in the Louisville Free Public Library system, in a very small space. The funds will assist the City of St. Matthews renovate and expand a building it owns.  The total project cost is an estimated $6.5 to $7 Million, with most of the funds coming from the City of St. Matthews.   

St. Matthews

The project is moving forward and ground will be broken this week. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and St. Matthews Mayor Rick Tonini will be on hand tomorrow, Friday, October 20 at 1:30 p.m., at the library at 3940 Grandview Avenue. The renovation includes a major addition that will extend off the back of the building and additional parking spaces. The project also includes a new fenced-in play and educational area.

Join your neighbors and Library lovers from throughout the community for the groundbreaking on October 20 and celebrate this great new addition to St. Matthews and D9! 

LMPD to Host Coffee with a Cop – Oct. 20

Coffee with a Cop

Please join LMPD tomorrow, Friday, October 20, at 7:00 p.m. at McDonald’s at 2314 Brownsboro Road for Coffee with a Cop. Join your neighbors and police officers for coffee and conversation. No agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns and get to know the officers in your neighborhood.

Junk Pick-up in District 9 Next Week

Junk Removal

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 tomorrow, 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.” 

D9 Fall Community Cleanup – Saturday, October 21


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

Please plan to join your neighbors this 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.

Street Closures for Urban Bourbon ½ Marathon – Oct. 21

The following streets will be closed on Saturday, October 21, from 6:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. If you have any concerns during the event, please call the Special Events Unit phone at 689-1440. This number will only be monitored during the event.

  • Main Street from First Street to Ninth Street
  • Witherspoon Street from First Street to River Road
  • River Road from Witherspoon Street to Witherspoon Street
  • Roy Wilkins from Muhammad Ali Boulevard to Main Street
  • Clark Memorial Bridge (2nd Street Bridge) - northbound until the last runner in done, southbound traffic will be diverted to Third Street
  • Preston Street from Witherspoon Street to Muhammad Ali Boulevard
  • Muhammad Ali Boulevard from Roy Wilkins to Chestnut Street
  • I-65 North at the Muhammad Ali Boulevard exit ramp
  • South Wenzel from East Liberty Street to Muhammad Ali Boulevard
  • Baxter Avenue from East Chestnut Street to Broadway
  • Lexington Road from East Liberty Street/Baxter Avenue to Grinstead Drive
  • Lexington Road (southbound lanes only) from Grinstead Drive to Alta Vista
  • Cherokee Park/Scenic Loop - entire length of roadway
  • Alexander Road from Scenic Loop to Willow Avenue
  • Cherokee Parkway from Willow Avenue to Grinstead Drive
  • Grinstead Drive from Etley Avenue to Cherokee Road
  • Cherokee Road from Grinstead Drive to Baxter Avenue

“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

Final Lexington & Grinstead Pre-App Meeting – October 24

Lexington & Grinstead

The final pre-application meeting has been scheduled for a proposed zone change (case # 16ZONE1044) from C-2 to Planned Development District (PDD) 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 & 2340 Lexington Road and 2501, 2509, 2511 & 2515 Grinstead Drive.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 24 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana Learning Center, 2115 Lexington Road. This final meeting will be a report on what was said and learned in the prior "charrettes" and will include what plan elements have been changed/adopted for the official rezoning application.

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

Zoning Change Meeting for 1701 & 1705 Payne – Oct. 24

1701 Payne

Please plan to attend a proposed change in zoning meeting from R-5A to OR-1 to allow a 1-story, 10,000 sf office building on approximately 0.62 acres at the northeast corner of S. Charlton and Payne Streets at 1701 & 1705 Payne Street.

A pre-application has been filed with Planning & Design.  This meeting is to share the plan with neighbors to hear thoughts, issues and any concerns.

The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 24 at 7:00 p.m. at 1701 Payne Street.

If you cannot attend the meeting, but have questions or concerns, please call 426-6688 to speak with Nicholas Pregliasco. 

The Great St. Matthews Pumpkin Caper


The Great St. Matthews Pumpkin Caper, sponsored by Troop 115 Boy Scouts of America, will run until October 31st (or until the pumpkins run out!). The pumpkin sale is the major fundraiser for the troop for each calendar year.  Proceeds help the troop pay for operating expenses as well as help fund Scouts' fees for trips, uniforms, and other expenses.

The Pumpkin Caper will be held at Beargrass Christian Church, 4100 Shelbyville Rd.  Hours will be 4:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.  Beargrass Christian has sponsored Troop 115 continuously since 1943.  The Pumpkin Caper has been the troop's major fundraising effort since the 1980's. Credit cards accepted.

Please contact Charlie Gabriel at 291-4490 if you have any questions.

October Halloween Activities

Happy Halloween
  • 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. $5 off weeknight vouchers are available for the event through the Metro Council offices. Please call 574-2854 to provide your address for up to four $5 off vouchers to be used Monday through Thursday.
  • 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. 

Sustainability Story: Hope in Action Award, Crescent Hill United Methodist Church

Crescent Hill United Methodist

Kentucky Interfaith Power and Light's (IPL) 10th Anniversary Hope in Action Awards dinner is next Tuesday, October 24 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at St. Matthews Episcopal Church, 330 N. Hubbards Lane. Kentucky's IPL will once again be recognizing faith communities in Kentucky that have carried out great conservation initiatives over the past year, including Crescent Hill United Methodist Church (CHUM). Tickets are $35 each. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Click here to purchase tickets.

Crescent Hill United Methodist Church (CHUM) is one of the three faith communities being recognized with a Hope in Action Award this year. Crescent Hill United Methodist Church has been working on sustainability initiatives for over 20 years – the congregation has always been forward thinking as improvements were made in the building or old equipment was replaced with new more efficient equipment.  In 1996 or 1997, the congregation rallied to raise money for and installed new energy efficient windows for the entire building, including protection for the beautiful stained glass windows.  The building is zoned with separate HVAC systems on programmable thermostats so only occupied areas have conditioned air.  Through a grant, they replaced all the lighting throughout the building from incandescent and T-12s to more energy efficient T-8s.  They are now replacing the sanctuary lights with LED for additional savings, moving from 300 Watts incandescent bulbs to 68 Watts/bulb for compact fluorescents and now 38 Watts/bulb for LEDs for over 40 fixtures.  The most recent change is a brand new boiler system for the sanctuary and social hall that replaced two HUGE old coal fired boilers (converted to natural gas) to an extremely energy efficient model.  These are but a few of the ways CHUM tries to be good stewards of the planet, not using more resources than needed and leaving resources for future generations.  They continue to consider additional ways to conserve resources in a high density area of Louisville where residents truly care about sustainability.

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

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.

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.

Area wide zoning change - Lexington809 Cannonside Drive

ABC Notification – 141 Breckenridge Lane

ABC Notifications

Attached, please find a New Location memo and Courier Journal Legal announcement for a Quota Retail Liquor & Wine by the Package and NQ Retail Malt Beverage by the Package license(s) being applied for Nanz & Kraft Florists, Inc., located at 141 Breckenridge Lane, Louisville, KY. 40207.  The ad ran in The Courier Journal Wednesday, October 11, 2017.

        GovDelivery Courier Journal Ad
●        New location or ownership change

LWC Frankfort Avenue Lead Service Renewal


Over the next few weeks the Louisville Water Company (LWC) will work on some of the water service lines on Belvar Avenue, Madelle Avenue, Zorn Avenue and Brownsboro Road. Specifically they are replacing lead service lines that were installed many years ago with newer materials, primarily copper. The project should be complete in early November, except for paving. Basham Construction will be performing the work. Click here to read a notice from LWC and learn more about the project.

Louisville Water Work at Crescent Hill Plant

The Louisville Water Company (LWC) continues work this week at the Crescent Hill plant as part of a project to renovate an older part of the building. The machinery can be a little noisy, producing a humming sound. LWC is only using the machinery during the day between 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Heroin Hurts Course – October 24

Heroin Hurts

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.

Fair Housing Training – October 26

Fair Housing Training

Are you a member of a Condo Association or Homeowners Association? Plan to attend a free 90 minute training on fair housing issues on Thursday, October 26 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Jewish Family & Career Services, 2821 Klempner Way (near Bowmans Field on corner of Cannons Lane and Dutchmans Lane). Attend this free training to learn about issues that affect your association’s by-laws and practices. Questions please contact the Metropolitan Housing Coalition at 584-6858 or email Michael@metropolitanhousing.org

2017 Sustainability Summit – October 27

Sustainability Summit

The 2017 Sustainability Summit: Resilience, Equity and Climate Change is on Friday, October 27 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, 1701 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd. This year’s Summit will focus on why climate change is a high priority issue in Louisville, how we are planning for it and what we need to do to transition to a more equitable and climate resilient Louisville.

Advance tickets to the #2017Summit are $30 ($20 for LSC members, $7 for college students with ID). Group discounts are available, as are a limited number of free community tickets. To register (or apply for community tickets), visit the LSC website: www.louisvillesustainabilitycouncil.org.

Wendell Berry Documentary Screening – October 27

Look and See

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. 

FREE Paper Shredding and Drug Toss – October 28


Louisville residents are invited to bring unneeded documents and prescription drugs to be shredded and disposed of to a free event on Saturday, October 28. The Drug Toss/Shredding Event is in partnership with Louisville Metro Police.

Citizens can protect themselves from identify theft and divert unused medications from the waste stream or misuse by bringing items to:

Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center
Lot W, Phillips Lane
Saturday, October 28, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Businesses may not participate in this event. All paper materials will be shredded on site and recycled. Shredding donated by the Louisville Branch of Shred-It Louisville. The Drug Toss will be done as a drive-through event.

Black out all personal information on all medication containers that will be tossed. For safety reasons, sharps, needles, lances, cosmetics, personal care or hygiene items cannot be accepted. Medication products should never be flushed down the toilet or drain, burned in the open or thrown in the trash because they can contaminate the environment if they get into the drinking and ground water.

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 19: 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 19: Crescent Hill Community Council FREE chili night out at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S. Peterson Avenue from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. Please plan to come out and socialize with your neighbors. Hot dogs, s'mores, and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided for Crescent Hill residents. Bring a dish of any kind to share.

Friday, October 20: Coffee with a Cop at 7:00 p.m. at McDonald’s at 2314 Brownsboro Road. Join your neighbors and police officers for coffee and conversation. No agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns and get to know the officers in your neighborhood.

Saturday, October 21: Annual Fall Community Clean-up in partnership with Brightside from 8:30 am - Noon.   Volunteers should plan to meet at 8:30 a.m. at Bingham Park, 160 Coral Avenue, near Coral Avenue parking lot. The cleanup will officially begin at 9:00 a.m.  FREE coffee provided by Heine Brothers' Coffee and FREE breakfast sandwiches provided by Clifton McDonald's.  FREE bags, gloves, tools and t-shirts (on first-come, first-serve basis) will be provided.

Saturday, October 21: Mockingbird Valley Preservation Alliance (MVPA) to host a neighborhood cleanup, volunteers should plan to meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Lebanese American Country Club to gather supplies and coordinate efforts. Brightside will provide gloves and trash bags. Please RSVP to mvpaky@gmail.com.

Saturday, October 21: American Printing House for the Blind, 1839 Frankfort Avenue, to host Halloween Masks from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Make reservations by October 20. Museum staff will guide participants as they use textures and shapes to create tactile Halloween masks and head dresses. Best for adults and children age 6 and up. Call 899-2213 or email kcarpenter@aph.org to register.

Sunday, October 21: Ursuline Sisters to host Bellarmine University Schola cantorum conducted by Dr. S. Timothy Glasscock with piano and organ accompaniment from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Motherhouse Chapel on Lexington Road. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. These free concert series are in celebration of the Motherhouse's 100th Birthday.

Sunday, October 22: Cyclouvia in the Highlands from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. Cyclouvia is returning to the Highlands for the 6th time. The street will be transformed into a paved park where people of all ages and backgrounds can walk, bike, dance, skate, or participate in any other physical activity on a public space that is always there but is normally reserved for automobiles. Bardstown Road from Douglass Boulevard to Broadway will be closed to vehicular traffic from 2-6 p.m. during the event. Police will facilitate automobile crossings at Grinstead Drive and Eastern Parkway. Many businesses along the corridor will be open and engaging the street with specials events. For more information about the event please visit https://louisvilleky.gov/government/advanced-planning/cyclouvia

Tuesday, October 24: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host Microsoft I at 9:00 a.m. This class is an introduction to Microsoft Word, a program used to create documents such as papers, letters, reports, resumes, and more. Topics include how to get started, edit, format, and save your work. Questions, please call 574-1771.

Tuesday, October 24: "Meet with Bill" from 10:00 a.m. - Noon at the Clifton Center, 2117 Payne Street. Not everyone has the time to come downtown to meet, so we wanted to make this easy and informal with no appointment necessary to let me know if you have any concerns or questions about anything going on in the district or Metro Louisville.

Tuesday, October 24: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host "Heroin Hurts Louisville: What We Can Do" at 6:00 p.m. Take this course to learn more about safeguarding your family and the warning signs of substance abuse. Presented in partnership with the Department of Public Health and Wellness. Registration is required.  Questions, please call 574-1771.

Tuesday, October 24: Kentucky Interfaith Power and Light's (IPL) 10th Anniversary Hope in Action Awards dinner from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at St. Matthews Episcopal Church, 330 N. Hubbards Lane. Kentucky's IPL will once again be recognizing faith communities in Kentucky that have carried out great creation care initiatives over the past year, including Crescent Hill United Methodist Church. Tickets are $35 each. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Click here to purchase tickets.

Tuesday, October 24: Informational session on how to become a foster or foster-to-adopt parent from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at SAFY of Louisville, 1169 Eastern Parkway, Suite 3364, 3rd floor in the Medical Arts Building. Dinner will be served during the session. Please RSVP to Jinny at 888-5546 or email cornettv@safy.org.

Tuesday, October 24: Final public meeting for proposed Lexington and Grinstead development and rezoning at 7:00 p.m. at the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana Learning Center, 2115 Lexington Road.

Tuesdays, October 24 - November 28: St. Leonard Community School (440 Zorn Avenue) will be hosting Touring Tuesdays beginning October 24 through November 28 from 9:00-11:00 a.m.  Prospective families will be able to tour the school and discover why small is BIG! Families may bring their children and learn more about the school's academic excellence, innovative and award-winning technology program, and faith-based community.  Information regarding financial assistance will also be provided.  Please contact the school by phone (897-5265) or email lemly@stleonardlouisville.org.

Wednesday, October 25: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host booked for lunch at 1:00 p.m. Plan to discuss, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou. Questions, please contact the branch at 574-1793.

Wednesday, October 25: Trick or Treatment with Louisville Water from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Gatehouse at the Crescent Hill Reservoir. Bring the entire family, costumes encouraged. Event includes a plant tour, prizes, fun science experiments and snacks! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Parking available along Reservoir Avenue.

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