District 9 eNews - Thursday, May 3, 2018

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Councilman Bill Hollander
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Kyle Ethridge
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Responsible Recycling – May 12

recycling volunteers

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 and it's time to clean out your garage, basement and attic. 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!

recycling event

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

Fiscal Year 2018-19 Budget

metro seal

Metro Council has started the review of the 2018-2019 budget recommended by Mayor Greg Fischer last week.  The proposed budget focuses heavily on infrastructure needs including paving streets and street improvements, sidewalk repair, a new animal shelter and funding to complete the Northeast Regional Library. I am also very happy that the Mayor has proposed $12 million for affordable housing, including $10 million to the Louisville Affordable Housing Trust Fund.

I chair the Budget Committee this year and our committee meetings on the budget start on May 8, leading to final budget approval on June 26. We have scheduled public hearings on the budget for May 9, 15 and 21. For complete information, click here

Happy Derby Week!


It’s Derby Week and TARC is offering shuttle service to Churchill Downs from the Kentucky Exposition Center (KEC) on May 3 - 5.

Thurby, Oaks and Derby Shuttle Service, May 3 – 5
On Thurby (May 3), guests can park for free at the KEC WITHOUT a parking pass. The KEC parking lots will open at 10:00 a.m. and close at 10:00 p.m. Guests should enter the KEC via gates 1, 2, 4 or 6. Shuttles will be running from the Kentucky Exposition Center to Churchill Downs and back on a continuous loop between 10:00 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Thurby.

On Oaks (May 4) and Derby (May 5), only attendees WITH reserved parking can park at the Kentucky Exposition Center. The KEC parking lot will open at 7:00 a.m. Guests should enter the KEC via gates 1, 2, 4 or 6. On Oaks, shuttles will be running from the Kentucky Exposition Center to Churchill Downs and back on a continuous loop between 7:00 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. On Derby, shuttles will be running between 7:00 a.m. and 11:30 p.m.

Pick-Up/Drop-Off Locations
Employee Shuttle to Churchill Downs:

  • Stop #1 - On Rice Ave. at Adiar Ave. 
  • Stop #2 - On Emberson Dr., located in the work area of Fairgrounds.
  • Stop #3 - On Pikeview Dr., off Phillips Ln. near East Wing.

Guest Shuttle to Churchill Downs:

  • Stop A - On W. Hall Dr. at Broadbent Dr., stop sign at West corner of Fairgrounds.
  • Stop B - Near Lot E, backside of F and E lots.
  • Stop C - Near Lot D, past horse barns and across from ticket booths at Gate 6.

On Derby and Oaks days, TARC service will also be available at the regularly scheduled times on all routes that are not on detour for the races.  Regular fares will apply.  One-way adult cash fare is $1.75. Routes providing the closest access to Churchill Downs are:   #4 – Fourth Street; #6 – Sixth Street; and #29 – Eastern Parkway. 

Passengers are encouraged to plan their trips ahead by checking Oaks and Derby routes and schedules on TARC’s website. Route #4 covers parts of downtown, the University of Louisville, Old Louisville, and neighborhoods near Iroquois Park. Route #6 provides service in downtown, Iroquois Park neighborhoods and the area near Auburndale.  Route #29 connects Shively, U of L, the Highlands and St. Matthews.

For more information about shuttles, schedules and fares, visit www.ridetarc.org or call TARC’s Customer Service Department at 502-585-1234, TTY 502-213-3240.  

Sustainability Story: Report a Litterer


At a recent neighborhood meeting, a constituent asked me to remind people of an important way they can make Louisville cleaner.  

Did you know you can report a litterer through MetroCall at 574-5000 or at https://louisvilleky.gov/government/metrocall-311/services/report-litterer?  If you observe a vehicle littering, write down their vehicle license plate number, description, and where you observed the littering and report it by phone or the online form.  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. 

By the way, cigarette butts are litter.  In fact, Keep America Beautiful reports that tobacco products comprise roughly 38% of all U.S. roadway litter.  Paper (22%) and plastic (19%) are the next largest types of materials. Most roadway litter appears to originate from motorists and pedestrians.  Individual actions by motorists (52%), pedestrians (22.8%), improperly covered trucks and cargo loads (16.4%), and other behaviors are the source of roadway litter.

Help keep Louisville clean by never littering yourself and by reporting a litterer when you see one.

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

Whitehall Peony Festival – May 8


Whitehall House and Gardens, 3110 Lexington Road, will host its 15th annual Peony Festival on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. 

Although the public is always welcome to tour Whitehall’s gardens throughout the day from sunup to sundown, the date of the Peony Festival has been selected as the best time to view Whitehall’s impressive collection of over 60 peony varieties at their peak.  There is no charge to visit the gardens.    

A limited selection of herbaceous peonies will also be offered for sale.  Peonies available for purchase include:  Charles Burgess, Coral Charm, Crinkled Linens, J. H. Wigell, Margaret Clark, Nancy Nicholls, and Pink Hawaiian Coral. Peonies will be planted in 1 gallon pots.  The Peony Plant Sale will begin at 5:30 p.m.

For more information, please contact Whitehall at (502) 897-2944 or whitehall@historichomes.org.  Additional information is also available on Whitehall’s website at www.HistoricWhitehall.org.  

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. 

240 Masonic Homes240 Masonic Home109-115 Charlton Streets

Free Summer Movies at Iroquois Amphitheater

free movies

Enjoy FREE summer movies at Iroquois Amphitheater, 1080 Amphitheater Road, this summer sponsored by D9 office and other Metro Council offices. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and movies begin at 8:30 p.m. Concessions will be available. More information online at www.iroquoisamphitheater.com

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, May 4: Metro Council Offices are closed.

Friday, May 4: 144th Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs.

Saturday, May 5: 144th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.

Tuesday, May 8: Whitehall House & Gardens, 3110 Lexington Road, to host its 15th Annual Peony Festival. There is no charge to visit the gardens. A limited selection of herbaceous peonies will be available for sale in 1 gallon pots at 5:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Whitehall at (502) 897-2944 or whitehall@historichomes.org.

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