District 12 eNewsletter - January 10, 2018

District 12
Rick Blackwell

Councilman Rick Blackwell
601 West Jefferson Street
(502) 574-1112
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Liz McQuillen
Legislative Aide
(502) 574-1112
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In this edition...

Coffee with your Councilman THIS Saturday, January 13th!

Join Councilman Blackwell on Saturday, January 13th for an informal discussion on the topics, issues, concerns and suggestions you have for District 12 and Southwest Louisville. Stop by Panera Bread, anytime between 10:00 am - noon to speak directly with Councilman Blackwell and have a cup of coffee on him!

WHEN: Saturday, January 13, 10 am - Noon

WHERE: Panera Bread, 6900 Dixie Hwy.

For more information, contact the District 12 office at 502.574.1112 or danielle.tackett@louisvilleky.gov


Metro Animal Services' Pets of the Week: Percy and Midnight!



Percy is a Labrador Retriever mix currently waiting for a forever home. The 9-year-old is laidback. His nature is sweet, and he knows some commands.  Percy is being treated for heartworms; he needs to be in a calm environment during his recovery. Any additional treatments would be paid for by Metro Animal Services.  Percy is friendly with other dogs; he could be tested to see if he gets along with cats. Percy has been neutered, microchipped and vaccinated. His adoption is free with our Pay It Forward Program. To adopt Percy, visit Animal House Adoption Center at 3516 Newburg Rd. Tuesday-Sunday from 12-6pm. For more information about Midnight, call 473-PETS.


Midnight, FEMALE CAT 

Midnight needs a forever home where she can spend her days curled up napping in small, dark spaces. The 10-year-old may seem disinterested in socializing but that’s just because it takes Midnight some time to warm up to her surroundings and strangers.  Midnight’s adoption is free with our Pay It Forward Program. She’s spayed, microchipped and up-to-date on all vaccinations. To adopt Midnight, visit Animal House Adoption Center located at 3516 Newburg Rd. Tuesday-Sunday from 12-6pm.

For more information about Midnight, call 473-PETS.


Neighborhood Institute Spring 2018: Applications due THIS Friday

Center For Neighborhoods is now accepting applications for Neighborhood Institute Spring 2018!

Classes will be held at the Center for Neighborhoods (507 South Third Street) every Thursday from January 25th to April 12th from 6:00-8:30 PM. Dinner will be provided for all attendees. 

About Neighborhood Institute

The Neighborhood Institute is open to all neighborhoods, Metro Council Districts and the whole community. There is no charge to attend.

The Neighborhood Institute is a neighborhood leadership-education program established in 1987 by the Center For Neighborhoods, a non-profit civic organization. The Neighborhood Institute equips neighborhood leaders with the resources necessary to effect positive change by acting through and with their neighborhood groups.

Part of the Neighborhood Institute curriculum includes a self-directed project in the community. Through the class projects, people become engaged in the community as they branch out and apply the information and knowledge from the class to real life situations.

For more information, contact John Hawkins, 502-589-0343 or johnh@centerforneighborhoods.org.

The application deadline for Neighborhood Institute Spring 2018 is 12:00 PM on Friday, January 12th, 2018.

Miller Recruiting Open House - January 18th

Miller Recruiting Open House

Southwest Regional Library Beginners Yoga Series: January 6-February 24


Silver Sneakers Program - It's Never Too Late For Fitness!

Silver Sneakers

Palatka Road Closures

Road closures

District 12 Metro Public Works Updates


Below is a list of projects overseen by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet happening in Southwest Louisville.

US 31W (Dixie Highway): Lane closures and sidewalk closures in place between Greenwood Road and Heaton Road (mile markers 11.7 to 14.5) due to construction for access management and bus rapid transit lines. Roadway is reduced to two lanes on northbound Dixie Highway between Greenwood Road and Blanton Lane. Lane closures are possible on southbound Dixie Highway between Heaton Road and Upper Hunters Trace. 

US 31W (Dixie Highway): Lane closures and possible between Stonestreet Road and Pages Lane (mile markers 9.7 to 10.5) due to drainage and sidewalk work.

For questions or concerns about the paving work on South Dixie, please contact Will Nolan at william.nolan@ky.gov or Sherri Smith (502) 955-5436.

Log on to goky.ky.gov for the latest in statewide traffic and travel information in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Road Alerts & Updates


  The following is a list of permits and notices from Louisville Metro public works for lane and sidewalk closures, utility cuts, street closures and oversize load notices in the Metro area. 

6657 Iroquois Park Rd. - Louisville Water Company has been issued Permit Number 17RW5936 to close the road in order to install a water line and relocate another between Palatka Rd. and 6657 Iroquois Park Rd. Permit is valid from November 20, 2017 to February 23, 2018.

904 Gagel Ave. - Louisville Water Company has been issued Permit Number 17RW6142 to close a lane or sidewalk in order to work in the dirt to install a water main between Sanders Ln. and Estates Dr. Permit is valid through January 19, 2018.

6912 Memory Ln. - LG&E has been issued Permit Number 17RW6485 to close a driving lane in order to complete a gas service replacement near Wood Rd. Permit is valid through January 30, 2018.

6411 Upper Hunters Trace. - LG&E has been issued Permit Number 17RW6518 to close a driving lane in order to complete a gas service install near Marian Dr. Permit is valid through January 30, 2018.

For more details or to see additional permitted work throughout Metro Louisville, visit the map here.

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