District 9 eNews - Thursday, March 29, 2018

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Crescent Hill & Clifton Easter Activities – March 31

Crescent Hill easter egg hunt

It’s a big weekend in D9 and it starts before the parade with Easter Egg hunts and other activities on Saturday morning, March 31.

  • Crescent Hill Baptist Church stages Easter Eggstravaganza from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. at 2800 Frankfort Avenue. It features refreshments, crafts, family fun, face painting and other activities. 
  • Crescent Hill’s Easter Egg hunt begins at 10:00 a.m. at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S. Peterson Avenue. Three simultaneous hunts will take place by age group.  This ensures all kids are successful in finding eggs and that the smaller kids are not overwhelmed by the older kids. The hunt is sponsored by the Crescent Hill Community Council.
Clifton easter egg hunt
  • Clifton’s Easter Egg Hunt begins at 10:00 a.m. in Bingham Park, 160 Coral Avenue. Children will be divided up by ages 1-4, 4-8 and 9-12.  1,000 eggs will be hidden! Join Clifton Baptist Church in their parking lot at 1947 Frankfort Avenue after the egg hunt (10:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.) for free family activities including bounce house, face painting, hot dogs and refreshments.

Frankfort Avenue Easter Parade – March 31

Bill & Bunny

The Frankfort Avenue Business Association (FABA) and the Clifton and Crescent Hill Community Councils invite you, your family and friends to participate in the 26th Annual Frankfort Avenue Easter Parade. Enjoy the Shriners, antique cars, homemade family floats, Hwang’s Martial Arts, talking police car, mounted sheriff’s posse, candy and much more!

The parade is scheduled for Saturday, March 31 on Frankfort Avenue from Stilz Avenue to Pope Street. To participate, register at St. Mark’s parking lot, 2822 Frankfort Avenue, by 11:00 a.m. The parade will leave at approximately 11:30-11:45 a.m. If you have any questions, please call Michaelle Warner at 419-6159 or email michaelle.warner1@gmail.com.

The “Good Ears” awards will be presented to the most creative floats. The Judges’ station is located in front of the Irish Rover, 2319 Frankfort Avenue. Also, get a photo of your pet with the Easter Bunny at Pet Wants, 1718 Frankfort Avenue, from Noon – 3:00 p.m.

New this year, “Top It Off” is an Easter Bonnet contest for adults and kids. Check in at the St. Mark’s parking lot by 11:00 a.m. and wear your hat during the parade. Hat categories include: best handcrafted hat by kids (ages 12 and under), most Derby ready hat, best traditional Easter Bonnet and over the top hat. Winners will receive gift card prizes. Adults 21 and over can, Top It Off at the end of the parade with a glass of sparkling champagne for $5 per taste at the corner of Pope and Frankfort Avenue.  If you have questions, please contact Dee Allen at deeallen2018@gmail.com or call 377-1614.

Have fun in D9 and Happy Easter!

Road and Street Closures for the Easter Parade

  • Both lanes of Frankfort Avenue will be closed to traffic from approximately 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. from Stilz Avenue to Pope Street for the safety of the participants involved.
  • Kennedy Avenue from Grinstead to Frankfort Avenue, Crescent Court around the court and Crescent Avenue from English to Frankfort will be closed to through traffic during line-up from approximately 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
  • No Parking signs have been posted along The Avenue, please make sure you observe the signs – LMPD will be towing.

Help Stop the Spread of Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A is spreading in Louisville. Hepatitis A is a serious liver disease that can easily be passed from person to person. Anyone can get hepatitis A. It spreads when people do not wash their hands before making food and drinks. It also spreads through close contact with people who have hepatitis A. Washing your hands with soap and warm water after using the bathroom, changing a diaper, or before making food and drinks can help stop the spread of hepatitis A.

Vaccinations are available for people at high risk (see below) and are covered by many insurance plans.

More information about Hepatitis A in Louisville is here.

Hepatitis AHep A

Last Chance for a Free Tax Preparation Appointment


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 today to see if you qualify and make your appointment! Appointments are available on one last Friday, April 6, in the morning at United Crescent Hill Ministries, 150 S. State Street, in Clifton. Please call 574-5972 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.

Have a Safe and Fun Spring Break - April 2-6

Spring Break

We’re joining Mayor Greg Fischer and officials from LMPD, Louisville Free Public Library, the Louisville Science Center, Louisville Parks and Recreation and Jefferson County Public Schools to encourage local children to take advantage of the dozens of free and low-cost activities offered by those organizations during the upcoming spring break April 2-6.

Those include camps run through Parks and Recreation community centers, including a free basketball clinic by former University of Louisville basketball player Robbie Valentine on April 4-5 at the South Louisville Community Center; activities that include free movie viewings, STEAM instruction, workshops, classes and more at local Louisville Free Public Library branches (including a WeDo Lego Party on Tuesday, April 3, from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue); and literacy classes for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders through JCPS.

Metro Government has created a guide to the assorted spring break activities, click here.

New Trash Receptacles

Trash cans

We want to clean up Frankfort Avenue and we’re trying to make it easier for you to help.  Eighteen new trash receptacles have been placed at bus stops along Frankfort Avenue in the last few weeks.   They were paid for by an appropriation of your tax dollars - Capital Infrastructure Funds set aside for District 9 projects.

We need your help to keep the Avenue and the rest of D9 green and clean.  So what can you do? 

  • When you see litter, pick it up and throw it away!  Bring a bag on your walks and fill it up as you go.  You will feel better by improving your neighborhood and you might just make someone who sees you a little more responsible.
  • Make sure your trash (and that includes cigarette butts) is securely placed in the proper receptacle.
  • Carry a litterbag in your vehicle or bicycle.
  • Report at litterer to MetroCall:   https://louisvilleky.gov/government/metrocall-311/services/report-litterer.  The owner of the vehicle will receive a letter saying that someone reported seeing litter being thrown from their vehicle, and reminding the owner that littering is punishable by a fine of up to $500 and/or up to a year in jail. 
  • Save the date and show up for our April 14 cleanup!  

Let’s start off the Spring by cleaning up! 

D9 Spring Community Cleanup – April 14


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

Please plan to join me on Saturday, April 14, for the D9 Spring Community Cleanup. In partnership with Brightside, we will be cleaning in the Clifton Heights neighborhood. Volunteers should plan to meet at 8:30 a.m. on Lindsay Avenue near Brownsboro Road for breakfast sandwiches, provided by the Clifton McDonald’s, and hot coffee, provided by Heine Brothers’ Coffee. The cleanup will officially start at 9:00 a.m. and fan out in the neighborhood. The District 9 office will provide bags, gloves, tools and t-shirts on a first-come, first-served basis. Questions, please contact the office at 574-1109.

Please save the date and join us!

Sustainability Story: A Walk on the Weed Side

A Walk on the Weed Side

The Louisville Nature Center has many ways to learn about the native flora and fauna of our area. Next week, D9 resident Pat Haragan will teach a class on weeds.

Pat is a botanist and author of The Olmsted Parks of Louisville: A Botanical Field Guide.  The class will be held at the Louisville Nature Center (LNC), 3745 Illinois Avenue, on Saturday, April 7, from 10:00-11:30 am.  The class will include a weed identification walk so dress for weather and bring a field guide and hand lens if you have them. Pat will discuss plant identification characteristics of the weeds found growing on the property of the LNC as well as their life histories and interesting facts and lore.

The workshop is $12/ $10 for members. You can also sign up for a four-part series for $40/ $35 for members. The series includes A Walk on the Weed Side on Saturday, April 7, 10-11:30 AM;  Pollinator Gardens on  Tuesday, April 10, 7-8:30 PM;  Raising Backyard Chickens on Thursday , April 12, 7-8:30 pm; and Rain Gardens: Let nature take care of the watering on Wednesday,  April 25, 7-8:30 pm.  For more information, contact Ellie Block at the LNC, (502) 458-1328 or bookkeeper@louisvillenaturecenter.org.

Learn more about the Louisville Nature Center and its many programs here:  https://www.louisvillenaturecenter.org/.

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

ABC Notifications – D9


Please see below New Location memo and Courier Journal Legal announcement for an NQ2 Restaurant Retail Drink license being applied for, located at 1758 Frankfort Avenue (Ostra Dining, Inc.), Louisville, KY 40206. This is the location formerly occupied by Barcode 1758.

 The ad ran in The Courier Journal Wednesday, March 21, 2018.

Please find a New Location memo and Courier Journal Legal announcement for an NQ2 Restaurant Retail Drink and Sunday Liquor Drink license(s) being applied for, located at 2901 Brownsboro Road (Ikebana, LLC), Louisville, KY. 40206. This is the “Red Pepper” Chinese restaurant site, which has been vacant for some time.  The ad ran in The Courier Journal Wednesday, March 21, 2018.

United Learning Summer Camp


United Crescent Hill Ministries (UCHM) believes that anyone who wants to attend summer camp should be able to!

That's why UCHM makes it affordable! At $75 per week, your child will be immersed in hands-on learning, attend field trips, go to the pool, and have fun all while learning! Each week is broken down into the following themes:

  • Tech Power STEM Camp for Girls
  • Cooking with Courage Culinary Camp 
  • Community Changemakers
  • Louisville Love! Exploring the City's History 
  • Read! Discover! Imagine!
  • The World through Our Eyes: Visual Arts in Practice

UCHM likes to keep camps relatively small to ensure one-on-one attention to maintain a quality program. So apply now before the spots fill up! Visit the United Learning Summer Camp page to learn more and apply. 

At UCHM, there are many opportunities for volunteers to participate. Serve hot meals to seniors, participate in Meals on Wheels, stock shelves at a Dare to Care food pantry, mentor at a learning after school program, and help out at a summer camp!

With so much to do, they could really use your help! They are especially looking for Summer Camp Leaders. If interested, please call Regan Kincaid at 502-893-0346. For more information, click here.

Just Creations Customer Survey – April 6

Just Creations

Just Creations, Louisville’s International Fair Trade Marketplace, wants to hear from you! Please take a few minutes to complete a survey for the opportunity to win a $50 gift certificate to Just Creations. The winner will be notified by email on Friday, April 6. Click here to take the survey.

APCD Community Survey – April 30

Metro logo

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (APCD) wants to hear from you!

The APCD is creating a series of workshops along with new educational resources to better serve our community. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey and let APCD know your thoughts. They will use your feedback as they plan workshops and future community engagement efforts. The deadline to complete the survey is April 30, 2018.

Click this link to take the survey. 

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.

Friday, March 30: 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 574-5972.  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 30: St. 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 30: Historic Frankfort Avenue will host the F.A.T. Friday Trolley Hop from 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. This month’s theme is “Military Appreciation” and there will be specials for active duty and military veterans at some locations. The FAT Friday Trolley Hop, held year-round on the final Friday of every month, provides FREE parking and transportation to participating shops, restaurants and galleries. The free trolleys run along Frankfort Avenue from Cannons Lane to River Road and many businesses will host special sale, live music and refreshments. For more information, visit http://www.frankfortave.com/.

Saturday, March 31: Crescent Hill Easter Egg hunt at 10:00 a.m. at Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S Peterson Avenue. Three simultaneous hunts will take place by age group.  This ensures all kids are successful in finding eggs and that the smaller kids are not overwhelmed by the older kids.

Saturday, March 31: Easter Egg Hunt at 10:00 a.m. in Bingham Park, 160 Coral Avenue. Children will be divided up by ages 1-4, 4-8 and 9-12. 1,000 eggs will be hidden! Please join Clifton Baptist Church in their parking lot after the egg hunt (10:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.) for free family activities including bounce house, face painting, hot dogs and refreshments.

Saturday, March 31: The Frankfort Avenue Business Association (FABA) and the Clifton and Crescent Hill Community Councils invite you to participate in the 26th Annual Frankfort Avenue Easter Parade at 11:30 a.m. Enjoy the Shriners, antique cars, homemade family floats, Hwang's Martial Artists, Talking Police Car, Mounted Sheriff's Posse and much more. Plus lots of FREE candy!

Saturday, March 31: Easter Eggstravaganza at Crescent Hill Baptist Church, 2800 Frankfort Avenue, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Refreshments, crafts, family fun, face painting, games and more.

Tuesday, April 3: Butchertown Neighborhood Association meeting at 6:00 p.m. at Hildegard House, 114 Adams Street.

Wednesday, April 4: 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 call 574-1793.

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