District 9 eNews - Thursday, April 26, 2018

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D9 Community Conversation – Louisville’s Budget

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Mayor Fischer presents his recommended budget today, Thursday, April 26, and the Council Budget Committee begins its review of the proposal immediately.  I chair the Council’s Budget Committee this year and will be involved in dozens of hearings before a budget is finally approved on June 26. 

We will soon be announcing details for three Metro Council public hearings on the budget where we want to hear what residents think. 

I will also be hosting my own D9 conversation about it on Monday, April 30, beginning at 6:30 pm at the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana, 2115 Lexington Road.  Please mark your calendars and come with comments, questions and suggestions.  I want to hear from you! 

Derby on the Avenue

FAT Friday Trolley Hop

Frankfort Avenue will be hopping Friday night, April 27, with good weather predicted and “Derby on the Avenue” the feature for the F.A.T. Friday Trolley Hop.

The Hop is a way to explore the Clifton, Crescent Hill, and Butchertown neighborhoods by way of a trolley ride! Launched in 2004, the F.A.T. Friday Trolley Hop has become a signature event on The Avenue. Held year-round on the final Friday of every month, the event attracts folks from all over to enjoy free trolley rides to participating shops, restaurants and galleries along the Frankfort, Mellwood, and Story Avenue corridor. Many of the businesses host live music and entertainment, complimentary refreshments and special sales on trolley hop nights.

Join the crowd Friday night on The Avenue!  

Slow Down!

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I get calls every week about speeding on our D9 streets - and with good reason. 

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that most people who are speeding through residential areas actually live in the neighborhood! You might be eager to come home after work, but that’s no excuse if a child is hit and injured. Quite literally, speed kills: If you hit a pedestrian at 20 mph, 5% will die. If you hit a pedestrian at 30 mph, 45% will die. At 40 mph, 85% will die. 

Drive Like Kids

Driver behavior is crucial to safety in residential neighborhoods.  When you’re driving, go slow enough to see and respond to every new circumstance. Look under parked cars, and you may see children’s feet from the sidewalk, though you can’t see them otherwise. If it’s dark, take another 10 mph off your speed, just in case. In short, take every precaution necessary to avoid bringing tragedy to your own neighborhood.

Please use good judgment when you are driving and remember that, in most cases, traffic behind you will be forced to slow down if you do.

Responsible Recycling – May 12

Responsible Recycling

The D9 Annual FREE Responsible Recycling event is Saturday, May 12, from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM at Louisville Water Tower Park, 3005 River Road.

We need volunteers to make this event a success! If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the office at 574-3908.

This is a FREE drive-through event open to residents in Louisville Metro. Most of the same partners have joined us again this year. Please review the following flyer for accepted donations and plan to donate items on May 12!

Thank you to our recycling vendors for participating in this year's event.

All Shred
Genie Recycling
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Louisville Metro Department of Public Works
Louisville Metro Police Department
Supplies Over Seas

Please click on the flyer link for a list of items that will be accepted: 2018 Responsible Recycling Flyer. Attached to the initial flyer is a complete listing of all accepted items. Please note: TVs will not be accepted this year onsite, but may be recycled at the Waste Reduction Center at 636 Meriwether Avenue, https://louisvilleky.gov/government/public-works/electronics-recycling

Sustainability Story: Earth Day at the Zoo

Earth Day at Zoo

The celebration of Earth Month is coming to a close but there’s another chance to celebrate and learn more this weekend.  Earth Day at the Zoo is Sunday, April 29.  It features special keeper talks, community eco-partner displays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and $8.25 Zoo admission (ages 3 and older) all day courtesy of Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company — plus FREE parking!  You can also see the Zoo’s work with solar energy, including panels on the administration building (shown here) and, new this year, the carousel.

carousel installation

Eco-partner displays include the Greater Louisville Sierra Club, Jefferson County Soil and Water Conservation District,  Kentucky Science Center,  Kentucky Solar Energy Society, Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District, Louisville Metro Housing & Community Development and others.

Close out Earth Month at the Zoo on Sunday!  

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

Great Balloon Races – April 26 – 28

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The 2018 U.S. Bank Great BalloonFest will take place April 26 – 28 at Bowman Field in D9. Please mark your calendars for the below events. 

Great Balloon Charity Race Lift Off
Thursday, April 26 / 7:00 AM Launch 

Great Balloon Rush-Hour Race Lift Off
Friday, April 27 / 7:00 AM Launch 

Great Balloon Race Lift Off
Saturday, April 28 / 7:00 AM Launch 

Great Balloon Race Contingency Windows
Due to inclement weather (high winds, rain, etc.)
Saturday, April 28 / 6:00PM (ONLY if NO Race has taken place)
Sunday, April 29 / 7:00AM (ONLY if NO Race has taken place)

Brightside Premium Compost Sale – April 27 & 28


Get ready for spring with Brightside and Waste Management of Kentucky’s Premium Compost Sale on Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28 from 9:00 a.m. – Noon at Joe Creason Park, 1297 Trevilian Way. Cost is $2.50 per bag or $40 per cubic meter scoop.

Compost helps in a variety of ways by keeping weeds down, keeping the soil cool, helping winter root development, top dressing for fertilizing lawns, providing an aesthetically pleasing landscape and improving soil texture and pH.

Municipal compost is a mixture of leaves, chipped tree limbs and yard waste composted into an earthy, well mixed organic soil amendment. 

District Court Judge Candidate Forum – April 29

Judge Candidate forum

On Sunday, April 29, the League of Women Voters of Louisville is sponsoring a District Court Judge Candidate Forum for candidates for District Court Judge, Divisions 3, 4, 6 and 9. The public is invited. The program is from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. at the Lang House, 115 S. Ewing Ave.

All of these positions will be on the ballot in November and there are contests in the May 22 Primary Election for Divisions 3, 6 and 9.

Invited candidates include: Karen E. Faulkner, Tracy Davis, Kristina Garvey, James Michael “Jim” Green, L. J. “Todd” Hollenbach, Julie Kaelin, Lisa L. Langford, Daniel “Danny” Alvarez, Andre L. Bergeron, Tanisha Ann Hickerson, Alexander “Alex” Gaddis and Sean R. Delahanty.

Moderator: Delores Pregliasco, LWVL President

For further information contact the League at 502-895-5218 or email lwvlouisville@gmail.com

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. 

You can also click on the image below to go to the application page, although the page may be slow to load.

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. 


Neighborhood-Wide Yard Sale – May 12

yard sale

A multi-vendor yard sale will benefit the Peterson-Dumesnil House Foundation on Saturday, May 12 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Peterson-Dumesnil House lawn, 301 S. Peterson Avenue. Event is rain or shine!

Do you have items you wish to sell? Yard sale booths are available to vendors for $20. Vendors keep 100% of the proceeds from their booth sales. Craft booths and specialty items are welcome to reserve space. To reserve a spot, click here to fill out a form.

Got junk? Do you have items you want to get rid of, but don’t want to have a booth? Consider donating your items to the Peterson-Dumesnil House “White Elephant” sale and take a tax write-off to this 501(c)(3) organization. Bring your items to the front porch of the P-D House on Wednesday, May 9 at 5:00 p.m.

Questions, please contact Victoria Moll at victoriamolldesigns@gmail.com or 724-8114, or contact Jane Rose-Zupetz at janehoustonrose@aol.com or 896-8800. Click here for flyer with more information.

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, April 26: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host a movie discussion on The Apartment at 6:30 p.m. Questions, please call 574-1793.

Friday, April 27:  U.S. Bank Great Balloon Rush-Hour Race at Bowman Field. Balloons launch at 7:00 a.m. $8 parking fee. Gates open at 6:00 a.m. More information online at https://discover.kdf.org.

Friday, April 27: Historic Frankfort Avenue will host the F.A.T. Friday Trolley Hop from 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. 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/.

Friday, April 27 & Saturday, April 28: Brightside Premium Compost Sale at Joe Creason Park. Hours on Friday - 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. - Noon. $2.50 per bag or $40 per cubic meter scoop. Compost can help control weeds, keep the soil cool, top dressing for fertilizing lawns, provides an aesthetically pleasing landscape and improves soil texture and pH.

Saturday, April 28: U.S. Bank Great Balloon Race at Bowman Field. Balloons launch at 7:00 a.m. $8 parking fee. Gates open at 6:00 a.m. More information online at https://discover.kdf.org.

Saturday, April 28 & Sunday, April 29: Cherokee Triangle Art Fair on Cherokee Parkway between Willow Avenue and Cherokee Road. Activities begin on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. with a children's parade at Cherokee Road and Longest Avenue. Hours are Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. For more information click here.

Sunday, April 29: League of Women Voters invites you to attend a District Judge Candidate Forum from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. at Lang House, 115 S. Ewing Avenue. Come to meet the candidates for District Court Judge, Divisions 3, 4, 6 and 9, and listen to their brief presentations. Questions, please email lwvlouisville@gmail.com.

Monday, April 30: District 9 Community Conversation at 6:30 p.m. at the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana, 2115 Lexington Road. Most of the time and focus will be on you. We are hoping for an unscripted, open conversation about your vision for D9 and the City. Please mark your calendar and join us - and bring along a friend or neighbor!

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