District 9 eNews - Thursday, March 8, 2018

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School Safety Community Forum TONIGHT – March 8

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When we send our children off to school, we should not have to worry about whether they will be the next victims of gun violence. But that’s the reality today  with school shootings across the country, including in Kentucky.

Tonight (Thursday) in District 9, state legislators and a school board member will hold a community forum on school safety and gun laws. The public is invited to the forum, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Crescent Hill Baptist Church, 2800 Frankfort Avenue. State Senator Morgan McGarvey (Louisville), State Representative Chris Harris (Pikeville) and JCPS Board Member Dr. Lisa Willner will speak and answer questions.

Join the conversation!

LMPD Coffee with a Cop – March 9

Coffee with a Cop

Join your neighbors and police officers for coffee and conversation on Friday, March 9 at 6:00 p.m. at Fante’s Coffee, 2501 Grinstead Drive. No agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the officers in your neighborhood. Questions, please call LMPD’s Fifth Division at 574-7636.

Meet your legislators – March 10

Local Legislators

Join your neighbors and elected officials Saturday, March 10 at the Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, for Cafe LOUIE. The event runs from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and features an informal discussion with Kentucky representatives and Metro Council members.  See you Saturday in Crescent Hill! 

Congratulations D9 Black History Honoree Terrian Barnes

Terrian Barnes

On Thursday, February 22, the Metro Council and the Community Affairs Committee celebrated at the 16th Annual Black History Month Program. I had the honor of recognizing Terrian Barnes, a Crescent Hill resident, for her community service.

Terrian Barnes is the principal/owner of Fe-smart LLC, a consulting firm helping organizations to embed women’s leadership skills and inclusive business practices into their organizations. When Terrian and her mom moved to Crescent Hill six years ago, she saw becoming a member of the Crescent Hill Community Council (CHCC) as a way to combine her spirit of compassion and giving back to the community with her commitment to multiculturalism and historic preservation. 

In addition to CHCC, her current local board roles include the Children's Hospital Foundation, Bernheim Forest, and Kentucky to the World. She is a founding member of Women Influencing Louisville; an active volunteer in the Compassionate Louisville campaign; and part of the American Heart Association (AHA) Louisville Chapter Circle of Red. Additional pursuits include membership in the Cherokee Roundtable writers group, the Racial Justice Intentional Community of Covenant Community Church, Interfaith Paths to Peace, and strategic planning conversations around barriers to historic preservation and adaptive building reuse across Greater Louisville. She volunteers monthly at the Muhammad Ali Center Peace Garden at Portland Elementary, started by Yum! Brands to teach children how to build gardens as a way to learn about respect for diverse cultures and nutrition. 

Congratulations, Terrian, and thank you for your service.

Potholes – Help Get Them Filled!


Mayor Fischer is kicking off Louisville’s annual pothole blitz today and you can start reporting them now. Metro Public Works (MPW) Roads and Operations Division works year round patching potholes but we need your help getting them reported.  MPW encourages anyone who spots a pothole in Louisville to report it to MetroCall as quickly as possible. You need to give the location of the pothole in any communication and there are several ways to do it:

Whichever method you choose, make sure to be as specific with location information as you can. Don't assume someone else has reported it.

Potholes on interstate highways and ramps should be reported to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet at 1-877-For-KYTC (367-5982).

Discussion on The New Localism – March 13

The New Localism

Power is shifting in the world: downward from national governments and states, to cities and metropolitan communities; horizontally to networks of public, private, and civic actors; and globally through capital, trade, and innovation. In the new book, The New Localism, author and urban expert at the Brookings Institution Bruce Katz reveals how cities are emerging, by necessity, to solve the big challenges of modern society.

Join Katz, Mayor Greg Fischer, and moderator Jean West for a discussion of The New Localism and how cities like Louisville are working to address our country’s most serious social, economic, and environmental challenges. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, March 13, at 6:00 p.m. at the Main Library, 301 York Street. This program is free, but tickets are required; click here to order.

Businesses Still Open During LWC Construction

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As a follow-up from last week’s update on the Frankfort Avenue lane closure between S. Rastetter & S. Keats Avenues, businesses are still OPEN during this temporary closure. Those businesses include: European Splendor, Zen Garden, Fork & Barrel, Crave Café & Catering, Volare, D&W Silks and Redefine Design on the Avenue. Please continue patronizing those businesses and help keep Frankfort Avenue strong and vibrant!

Louisville Water is completing a main replacement project on Frankfort Avenue. The work and one-lane closure will continue until the end of March. Please drive carefully in the area. 

Thierman Lane Closure

road closure

Thierman Lane between Westport Road and Lyndon Way remains closed but Louisville Water Company reports the work will come to an end by the end of the month.  The utility is installing a 36-inch transmission water main under the railroad tracks there. The work has resulted in detours and reduced access to Target, which remains open.

The work was originally expected to be complete by February 16. Unexpected delays have now moved the expected date for reopening the road to March 30.  Please drive carefully in the area.  

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.

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Sustainability Story: Trash Island

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One of the most striking images from this year’s flood was “Trash Island”, the huge pile of trash that gathered at MSD’s Beargrass Creek Pump Station.  It shouldn’t have come as a surprise.  When a bottle, cup or other piece of litter is left on our streets, it ends up in the sewers, Beargrass Creek, the Ohio River and the Gulf of Mexico.  Litter isn’t just unattractive, it’s an environmental hazard.

Here’s something YOU can do about it - mark your calendars to join your neighbors for two cleanups. 


On Saturday, March 24, the Crescent Hill Community Council is sponsoring a cleanup of Frankfort Avenue, one week before the Easter Parade takes over the street.  The group will meet at the corner of Frankfort and Ewing Avenues at 9:00 a.m. and work toward Stilz.  They’ll have grabbers, shovels, gloves and bags but feel free to also bring your own. 

On Saturday, April 14, join us for the D9 Fall Community Cleanup. In partnership with Brightside, volunteers will be gathering near Brownsboro Road and Lindsay Avenue (near the Thorntons) and fanning out from there to clean up the area.  Volunteers should plan to meet at 8:30 a.m. 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 up into Clifton Heights, or along 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 on April 14, please click here.

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

Tax Preparation Appointments Available

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My office is partnering with the Louisville Asset Building Coalition (LABC) to provide FREE tax preparation services again in 2018. The service is FREE if you earned $64,000 Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) or less in 2017 or if you qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Call the office today to see if you qualify and make your appointment! Appointments are available every Friday through the end of tax season between 9:15 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at United Crescent Hill Ministries, 150 S. State Street, in Clifton. Please call the office at 574-3908 to make an appointment and please share this with anyone you think may be eligible. Click here to view brochure.

Do you instead file your own taxes? Through the LABC website there are two options to self-file online. The “Turbo Tax Freedom Edition” is available if you have $33,000 or less in income. The software has a well-designed interview process that guides you through the process of making decisions about your filing status, inputting your income and making decisions about deductions and tax credits for which you may qualify. The other option is “My Free Taxes”, which is available if you make $64,000 or less. This program is developed by H&R Block and uses an interview process. Please visit, http://labcservices.org/index.php/free-tax-filing-at-labc-services, for more information.

Money for the Bunny Fundraiser – March 22

easter parade logo

Help raise funds for the 26th Annual Frankfort Avenue Easter Parade at the Third Annual Karaoke “Money for the Bunny” fundraiser on Thursday, March 22 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at The Hub, 2235 Frankfort Avenue. The cost is $25 to sing or to nominate someone to sing. Entrance to The Hub is free. Attend the event and spend $2.00 for the best performance. Click here to download the nomination form.

Save the date for the 26th Annual Frankfort Avenue Easter Parade on Saturday, March 31. Enjoy the Shriners, antique cars, homemade family floats, Hwang’s Martial Arts, talking police car, mounted sheriff’s posse, candy and much more! If you have any questions, please call Michaelle Warner at 419-6159 or email michaelle.warner1@gmail.com

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Donate to the Salvation Army

Salvation Army

Following our recent flood, the Salvation Army is faced with a shortage of cleaning supplies. Organizers say the following items are most needed:

  • Disposable Latex Gloves
  • Heavy Duty Work Gloves
  • Bleach (82 ounces)
  • Household Cleaners (Windex, 409, etc.)
  • Disinfectant Dish Soap
  • Scrub Brushes/Pads
  • Sponges
  • Towels
  • Paper Towels
  • Dust Masks
  • Mops
  • Brooms
  • Commercial Squeegees
  • 5 Gallon Buckets
  • Storage Totes
  • Heavy Duty Garbage Bags
  • Bottled Water

Officials say donations of clothing items and household goods are not currently needed.

Anyone wanting to help is encouraged to donate money to help speed up the process of purchasing supplies. People wanting to give money to the Salvation Army can contact Donation Relations Manager Rennay Cooke at 502-671-4926. Checks can be made payable to the Salvation Army of Louisville and should include a memo line note of "Disaster Relief." Checks should be mailed to 911 South Brook Street, Louisville, Ky. 40203. 

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, March 8: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host a movie screening of Out of Africa at 5:30 p.m.  Danish author Isak Dinesen’s memoirs recall her years running a coffee plantation in Kenya, her philandering husband, and her romance with an adventurer. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1793.

Thursday, March 8: Carmichael’s Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, to host Leesa Cross-Smith, Sarah Jarboe and Robyn Ryle at 7:00 p.m. Questions, please contact the store at 896-6950.

Friday, March 9: Did you earn $64,000 or less in Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2017?  If the answer is yes, you might qualify for FREE tax preparation!  The 9th District has partnered again with the Louisville Asset Building Coalition to provide FREE VITA tax preparation to anyone making $64,000 or less.  To make an appointment or for more information, please call the 9th District office at 574-1109.  Appointments are available between 9:15 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at United Crescent Hill Ministries, located at 150 S State Street.

Friday, March 9St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host an English Conversation Club at 10:30 a.m. The 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, please join them. Participants should have some basic knowledge of the English language before joining. For more information, please call the branch at 574-1771.

Friday, March 9St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host scrabble club at 2:30 p.m. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1771.

Friday, March 9: Friday Lenten Fish Fry from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 2822 Frankfort Avenue. Dinner is available dine-in or carry-out. Questions, please call 895-2429.

Saturday, March 10: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host Cafe LOUIE at 9:00 a.m.  These informal meetings take place on Saturday mornings from 9-10 a.m. at library locations throughout Jefferson County. Legislators include state representatives and senators along with Metro Council and suburban city elected officials. Café LOUIE is a partnership with the 2015 Bingham Fellows, the Leadership Louisville Center, and the Friends of the Louisville Free Public Library. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1793.

Saturday, March 10: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host an adult book discussion on The Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West at 10:30 a.m.  Questions, please call the branch at 574-1793.

Saturday, March 10: St. Patrick’s Day Parade from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. on Baxter Avenue. For more information, please visit: http://www.louisvilleirish.com/annual-events/st-patricks-parade/

Monday, March 12: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host Microsoft Word 1 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 the branch at 574-1771.

Tuesday, March 13: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host Microsoft Word 2 at 9:00 a.m. Microsoft Word is a program used to create documents such as papers, letters, reports, resumes, and more. This class builds upon skills covered in Microsoft Word 1. Topics include proofreading and revising, inserting images and tables, and formatting your page. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1771.

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