District 9 eNews - Thursday, May 10, 2018

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Responsible Recycling Drive-Through Event – May 12


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

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, including Metro Public Works, which will be accepting many hazardous materials that normally must be taken to the Haz Bin site. 

Haz Bin

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 read it and 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.

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

LFPL How-To Festival – May 12


After you drop off your items at the Responsible Recycling event, plan to head over to the main branch of the Louisville Free Public Library (LFPL), 301 York Street, for the How-To Festival. The event runs from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The complete list of "how-to" sessions is now available online.

This year’s Festival is a mix of past favorites—how to milk a cow, decorate cupcakes, and train your dog—along with new lessons, such as how to dance an Irish jig, make apple cider vinegar, and grow a 10-foot tomato plant. Kid-friendly activities include how to make a glass ornament for Mother’s Day and how to Chinese fan dance.

How-to sessions are FREE and take place throughout the Main Library and surrounding grounds. Food trucks will be available.

Neighborhood-Wide Yard Sale – May 12

yard sale

A multi-vendor yard sale will benefit the Peterson-Dumesnil House Foundation this Saturday, May 12 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Peterson-Dumesnil House lawn, 301 S. Peterson Avenue. The 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 item vendors are welcome to reserve space. To reserve a spot, click here to fill out a form.

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.

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.

Fiscal Year 2018-19 Budget

metro seal

Metro Council Budget Hearings began this week for the 2018-2019 budget. The first of three public hearings was last night, with the others scheduled for Tuesday, May 15 at 6:00 p.m. and Monday, May 21 at 6:00 p.m.

The May 15 public hearing will be open to all speakers on the budget.  On May 21, no External Agency Fund applicants will be permitted to speak and the committee hopes to hear from the public about more general aspects of the budget. Please join us and make your voice heard!

Sign-up sheets for the May 15 and May 21 meetings will be available one hour prior to the public hearings.

For a complete schedule of meetings, current as of today, click here!

All Metro Council Committee meetings are carried live on Metro TV, Spectrum Cable Channel 184 and UVERSE Channel 99. The meetings are also available online at the Metro Council home page at http://louisvilleky.gov/government/metro-council/metro-council-clerk by clicking on the “Watch Meetings Online” button.

Sustainability Story: Bike Together Day

Bike Together

Next Friday, we’ll be celebrating the 13th anniversary of Louisville’s Bike to Work Day with Bike Together Day!  The event is Friday, May 18 and includes Meet and Rides from local parks including Seneca, Shawnee, Iroquois, George Rogers Clark, and the Big Four Bridge. Each ride has a Ride Captain and a set departure time, and attendees are encouraged to register.  I’m registered to ride from the basketball courts at Seneca Park, leaving at about 7:15 am.

Those who register will receive a free Guy Fieri’s Smokehouse breakfast sandwich and Heine Bros coffee when they reach the destination at Fourth Street Live around 8am. Riders are encouraged to return midday for the public lunchtime celebration where one lucky winner will receive a brand new commuter bike from Parkside Bikes, and one youth will receive a brand new bike donated by GE. Vendors will promote health and wellness initiatives, charity bike rides, and more. 

bike photo  

This is a great opportunity to celebrate the beginning of summer weather and the many opportunities to enjoy a healthy, active lifestyle in the city.  The event website is here.

You can also access Bike Louisville on Facebook here. The Bike Louisville website is 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

St. Matthews Market Opens

St. Matthews market

The award-winning St. Matthews Farmers Market opens Saturday for its 12th season.  The market is located at Beargrass Christian Church, 4100 Shelbyville Road.  It runs from 8:00 am to Noon every Saturday from May 12 through September 29.

Opening Day features the market’s farms and friends plus special guests Tim Laird, America's CEO Chief Entertaining Officer, and Dan Dry with their new book with Chef David Danielson of Churchill Downs, the Bourbon Country Cookbook: New Southern Entertaining.  Edible Louisville will be on hand to share current and past issues of the magazine.

More information is available at http://smfarmersmarket.com/ or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SMFarmersMarket/.

See you at the market!  

Congratulations, Lynn Dunbar!

Lynn Dunbar

What an honor for nationally-recognized artist and D9 resident Lynn Dunbar, who was selected by Churchill Downs as the artist for the 144th Kentucky Derby.  It was great to see her, along with her husband Tony Bayus, signing posters at Churchill Downs on Oaks Day.

Lynn’s art was featured on posters, programs and tickets for both the Kentucky Oaks and the Kentucky Derby.  An interview with Lynn is here. Her website is here.

Congratulations, Lynn! 

MSD Construction Project Notice

MSD closure map

MSD would like to alert neighbors of a road closure from May 21 – August 7, 2018. The intersections of Lexington Road and Baxter Avenue, as well as a portion of Lexington Road and Hamilton Avenue, will be closed for construction of a new sewer line. Local access and alternative routes will be available.

The above map shows the section in orange being closed, May 21 to August 7. The intersection of Lexington Road and Baxter Avenue, shown in red, will be closed from May 29 to August 7.

The construction is to install a new sanitary sewer line that will connect to the Waterway Protection Tunnel. The new line will capture nine sewer overflow points that currently discharge to Beargrass Creek. The Waterway Protection Tunnel will prevent millions of gallons of sewage from entering Beargrass Creek and the Ohio River. During excessive rainfall, the tunnel will store sewage and storm water for treatment until system capacity is available.

Sign up to receive regular updates on the project at LouisvilleMSD.org/tunnel/newsletter or call 502-587-0603. The MSD project manager is Jacob Mathis, jacob.mathis@louisvillemsd.org or 540-6500.

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. 


The 502 Report – Homelessness


Recently I was interviewed by MetroTV about the new Louisville Metro Homeless Protection Ordinance and Homeless Encampment Task Force.

The ordinance, which I sponsored, provides for a 21-day notice period before the belongings of homeless individuals can be removed from Metro property. The task force is bringing together Metro officials and homeless service provides to discuss best practices for helping our homeless neighbors.

Click this link to learn what we are doing to help address issues surrounding homelessness in Louisville. 

Youth Summer Camp Registration Open

Metro Parks

From June 11 through August 3, Louisville Parks and Recreation is offering summer camps at six of its twelve community centers. Registration is now available for all Community Center camp locations.

Camps run Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (early bird drop-off hours are available at some locations; please contact site for more details). For more information, such as registration times and documentation needed for registering campers, please contact the camp site of your choice listed below.

Summer Camp information is also available by calling (502) 574-3527 or by e-mailing parks@louisvilleky.gov.

This year’s camp theme, “Amazing Adventures”, reflects an array of daily on-site programs focusing on fitness, the arts, the environment and education. Camp programs are designed for all children in the community between the ages of 6-12. 

Click here for a list of summer youth programs and locations.

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, May 10: Crescent Hill Community Council Meeting at 7:00 p.m. at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S. Peterson Avenue.

Thursday, May 10: Carmichael's Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, to host Brian Leung for a reading and signing of Ivy vs. Dogg. Questions, please contact the store at 896-6950.

Friday, May 11Apocalypse Brew Works: Watermelon Crack release and 6 Year Anniversary celebration from 5:00 - 11:00 p.m. at 1612 Mellwood Avenue. This D9 brewery has survived another year and is inviting you to celebrate. Watermelon Crack is being unleashed on the city and The Uncommon Houseflies will perform. Celebrate Summer and Drink Beer Til The End!

Saturday, May 12: The 9th District Office will host the annual Responsible Recycling Event at Louisville Water Tower Park, home of the WaterWorks Museum, 3005 River Road from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 12: Neighborhood-wide yard sale supporting the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S. Peterson Avenue, from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Click here for more information. Event is rain or shine!

Saturday, May 12: Bingham Park volunteer opportunity from 10:00 a.m. - Noon.  Bingham Park is located on Coral Avenue off Frankfort Avenue.  Cleanups are scheduled the 1st Saturday of every month (with a special May date due to Derby). Please note these dates are subject to cancellation due to weather. For more information and to register, please call Sarah Wolff at 456-8125 or visit www.olmstedparks.org/events

Saturday, May 12: Butchertown Neighborhood gathering on Wenzel Street across from the Franklin Street Church from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. The neighborhood gathering includes the chance to put together beautiful planters for the art fair. Sponsored by the church and Taste Fine Wines and Bourbons.

Saturday, May 12: Louisville Area Iris Society presents the 64th annual Iris show at St. Mark's Church, 2822 Frankfort Avenue. Open viewing hours are 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Potted irises will be available for sale beginning at 12:30 p.m. until they are sold out.

Wednesday, May 16: Neighborhood Pedestrian and Bicycle Access Committee meeting at 7:00 p.m. at United Crescent Hill Ministries, 150 S. State Street.

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