District 9 eNews - Thursday, May 24, 2018

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No Memorial Day Pickup


There will be no residential garbage, recycling or yard waste collection within the Louisville Metro Urban Services District (former Louisville city limits) on Memorial Day, Monday May 28, 2018. Collection through the week will be delayed by one day because of the holiday.

Garbage pickup in St. Matthews will also be delayed because of the holiday.

Other District 9 residents who rely on private haulers for garbage, recycling and yard waste collection should consult those haulers about holiday collection schedules.

Hike, Bike and Paddle – May 28

Hike, Bike and Paddle

This Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, take off by foot, bike or canoe for the 27th Subway Fresh Fit Hike, Bike & Paddle! 

There are several new additions to this year's event - hikers will be heading across the Big Four Bridge to Indiana and back. All hikers are invited to extend their hike and enjoy their free day pass to Abbey Road on the River! Dogs are not permitted on the bridge, but there will be a separate route for individuals with dogs. As required by law, please keep your pets on a leash and clean up after them. 

The 12.5 mile bike ride will be heading west through the Portland neighborhood and west Louisville to Shawnee Park and back to the Great Lawn. This closed course will include plenty of signage and bike captains to help cyclists obey the rules of the road. 

The Louisville Kayak Company is offering kayak rentals before and at the event. Reserve your kayak today online. There will also be free Voyager Canoe rides along the Ohio until 1 p.m. 

The event starts at 8:00 a.m. with fitness activities like Zumba, tai chi, yoga, pickleball and even a rock climbing wall! Browse from more than 50 different vendor booths and make sure you pick up your free $2 Subway cash card when you visit their booth. 

For all event information and route details, visit hikebikeandpaddle.org or call 574-3427. RSVP & share the event with your friends on Facebook

Swimming Pools Open Memorial Day Weekend

swimming pool

The four outdoor pools operated by Louisville Parks and Recreation will open for the season on Saturday, May 26. The Algonquin, Norton, Fairdale and Sun Valley Park pools will be fully staffed with lifeguards.

Admission is $2 for children 17 and younger and $3 for adults 18 and over. Photo identification is required for anyone age 9 or older; children 8 and under must be accompanied by a guardian 12 or older with photo identification. Parks can make identification cards for children who need them for $4 per card; call (502) 897-9949 for details.

(Note: For information on the Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center, which offers year round recreational swimming, click here.)

Memorial Day Weekend Family Golf Specials


Louisville Parks and Recreation is offering an affordable family golfing package at its ten golf courses during the Memorial Day Weekend.

For only $25, a family of up to four members can play nine holes at any Parks course, including Crescent Hill and Seneca in D9. The $25 includes greens and cart fees, and families can take advantage of the deal after 4:30 p.m. on three days: Saturday, May 26, Sunday, May 27 and Monday, May 28.

Families are encouraged to call in advance to book a tee time at the golf course of their choice.

Louisville Parks and Recreation golf courses are open from daylight to dark seven days a week. 

Another Successful Year with Responsible Recycling


Thanks for another successful year for the Annual Responsible Recycling event at Louisville Water Tower Park. A BIG thank you to our volunteers who spent a beautiful Saturday with us! This year 300 vehicles came through the event to drop off shoes, medical surplus supplies, home goods and building materials, paper for shredding, electronics, hazardous materials and unused or expired medications. All Shred shredded 4,000 lbs. of paper during the collection, and Habitat Restore collected 51 donations. Please click here to check out photos from the event.

Make sure you mark your calendars for next year, Saturday, May 18, 2019, at Louisville Water Tower Park, 3005 River Road. Please note this is not the usual second weekend of May due to a scheduling conflict.

New App Provides Collection Schedules and Tips

Recycling coach

Metro Public Works has partnered with Recycle Coach as a new way to keep you up to date on waste and recycling.  The Recycle Coach app includes the following features:

  • What Goes Where tells all Jefferson County residents how to dispose of specific items such as hazardous waste, electronics and more.
  • Personalized Collection Calendar has the collection schedules of Bulky Waste (junk), garbage, recycling, and yard waste for the Urban Services District residents serviced by Louisville Metro.
  • Individual Reminders is the place to sign up to receive automated reminders when bulky waste and other collections are scheduled for a specific address in the Urban Services District area.
  • What Type of Recycler Are You? This is a five-minute quiz that lets you see how your recycling knowledge compares with others in Louisville.

Recycle Coach complements and links to the MyLouisville tool that also provides personalized reminders on the street sweeping schedule along with other civic information such as local political representation. Learn more at our Disposal Calendar, Alerts and Tips page or download Recycle Coach from the App Store or Google Play.

Volunteer at the Annual Butchertown Art Fair


The 10th Annual Butchertown Art Fair will be held within the 800 and 900 blocks of East Washington Street on Saturday, June 2nd from 10:00am-7:00 p.m. and Sunday, June 3rd from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The event will include over 80 booth spaces including artists, craft vendors, food trucks, West Sixth Beer, Copper & Kings Brandy cocktails, as well as wine. And don’t miss the live music and street performers!

Hildegard House is the nonprofit partner this year, so attendees are encouraged to bring monetary donations and gift cards to Walgreens, Costco and Kroger. Through charitable contributions, the organization can continue to provide a compassionate home and care at the end of life to individuals who do not have loved ones to care for them so that they may die with dignity.

The Art Fair is free and open to the public, and proceeds from booth fees benefit the Butchertown Neighborhood Association Inc. Visit http://butchertown.wixsite.com/artfair or email butchertownartfair@gmail.com for more information.

Volunteers are still needed for the art fair. Click here to sign up. Volunteers will receive a free t-shirt and pre-show volunteer gathering. 

Sustainability Story: Drop-Off Recycling


If you do not have residential curbside recycling service or if you have too much for your bin/cart, Louisville Metro provides free recycling drop-off locations around the county for your convenience. Some are staffed by Public Works employees to help with drop-off. Others are self-serve. Two of the self-serve locations are in D9: in the parking lot of the Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center Park, at 201 Reservoir Avenue and the Bowman Field Driver’s License Branch, 3501 Roger E. Schupp Street. Here's an interactive map of all drop-off locations.

What you can drop off:

Self-service locations

  • Flattened cardboard
  • Paper containers and cups
  • Milk, juice and soup cartons
  • Newspapers/inserts, phone books, magazines, junk mail, office paper
  • Plastic bottles, cups, and containers
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Metal bottles and cans

 Full-service locations accept all of the above and

  • Used motor oil and filters
  • Used anti-freeze
  • Used cooking oil

Do’s and don’ts 

  • Items at self-service locations may be mixed.
  • They should be loose in the dumpster, not in bags. 
  • Items at full-service locations must be separated by material. Staff members will help unload. 
  • No dumping. Take up to three large household items to the Waste Reduction Center free of charge.
  • No liquids/oils/etc. in the Self-Service dumpsters.
  • Flatten cardboard to save space in the dumpster. 
  • If the dumpster is full, call 311. The crews empty them on a schedule based on how long it typically takes to fill, but sometimes they get full sooner than expected.

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

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. 

200 Masonic201 Meridian4003 Elmwood142 Pennsylvania4315 Church Way

Donate an Electric Fans for Someone in Need

electrical fans

With the arrival of warmer temperatures, KIPDA Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living is once again teaming up with Louisville Metro Office for Aging & Disabled Citizens (OADC) to collect electric fans for seniors and persons with physical disabilities.  The fans will be distributed to qualified individuals within the KIPDA region including Jefferson, Bullitt, Henry, Shelby, Oldham, Spencer, and Trimble Counties. Donations of new box fans will be collected through June 11 at:

  • KIPDA, 11520 Commonwealth Drive (Lou., KY 40299)
  • WLKY Studio, 1918 Mellwood Ave. (Lou, KY 40206)

Drop off hours are Monday through Friday; 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Monetary donations will also be accepted to purchase fans. Make checks payable to KIPDA, Attn:  Fan Fair Program and mail to the address on Commonwealth Drive listed above postmarked by June 11.  If you would like to make special arrangements for a donation or need further information, please contact Sarah Teeters (502) 574-5092 at the OADC or Jennifer Craig (502) 266-5571 at KIPDA.

On June 16, a “Fan Fair” will be held from 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. at the Edison Center located at 701 W. Ormsby Ave. to distribute the collected fans to seniors 60 and older, as well as to individuals with physical disabilities, on a first-come, first-served basis.  

Qualifications to receive a free fan will be:

  • Person 60 years or older
  • OR documentation verified by a physician of a physical disability
  • Must be a resident of Jefferson, Oldham, Henry, Shelby, Spencer, Trimble or Bullitt Counties
  • Proof of address and age will we required
  • One fan per household

Coinciding with the Fan Fair will be a health/resource fair open to all ages to provide various health checks and information from local area resources. Louisville Metro Department of Public Health & Wellness and LMPD will be on hand to facilitate a prescription drug toss so that attendees can properly and safely dispose of unwanted or expired prescription medications.

For more information about the fan donations or Fan Fair, visit https://louisvilleky.gov/government/resilience-and-community-services or  www.KIPDA.org.

I-71 Bridge Painting by KYTC


The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has awarded a contract for cleaning and painting of steel beams on I-71. Work is currently taking place at Zorn Avenue and will continue along I-71 at Poplar Hill Court, Interstate 264 (Watterson Expressway), Lime Kiln Road, Springdale Road and Interstate 265 (Gene Snyder Freeway).Crews will progress north over the next few months to the other structures in this corridor.

Lane closures are possible on I-71 and on the roads above/below the interstate from 7:00 p.m. each evening until 6:00 a.m. the following morning.

The speed limit on I-71 in the work zone will be reduced to 45 MPH in areas where the posted speed limit is 55 MPH. For sections of I-71 where the speed limit is posted at 70 MPH, the speed limit will be reduced to 60 MPH.

The projects are scheduled for completion in November 2018.

The date and duration of this work may be adjusted if inclement weather or other unforeseen delays occur.  Visit goky.ky.gov for the latest in traffic and travel information in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  You can also get traffic information for the District 5 counties at facebook.com/KYTCDistrict5 and twitter.com/KYTCDistrict5.

Crescent Hill Garden Tour – June 2

Crescent Hill Garden Tour

The Crescent Hill Garden Club will host its 24th annual Crescent Hill Garden Tour on Saturday, June 2. The tour will feature 10 of this iconic neighborhood’s unique and private gardens. Tour-goers will experience creative gardening in urban spaces, from organic gardens to butterfly gardens. The tour is a great way to spend a Saturday in beautiful surroundings while gaining design inspiration for your own outdoor space!

Funds from the tour are used to support garden and planting projects throughout the Crescent Hill area.

The tour starts at the Peterson-Dumesnil House located at 301 S. Peterson Ave., where tickets can be purchased. You can also purchase tickets in advance at www.crescenthillgardentour.org/tickets.

Cost is $15. For more information, please visit www.crescenthillgardentour.org or call 889-0086.

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Need Off-Season Tax Assistance?


The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is offering off-season tax assistance on Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Edison Center, 701 W. Ormsby Avenue, Suite 201 and on Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Louisville Urban League, 1535 W. Broadway. Off-season assistance will be offered through October 17, 2018. Please call the Louisville Asset Building Coalition at 574-5687 to make an appointment. For more information, please visit www.labcservices.org.

Louisville Bats Nights

Louisville Bats

The Louisville Bats are once again hosting Louisville Metro Government Nights. Community Involvement Vouchers are available for groups and organizations doing good works in the community. Tickets are available on the following Monday nights: May 28, June 11, July 2 and September 3.  

To request tickets, please contact Jessica Adell at jadell@batsbaseball.com. Please include your Metro Council District, contact name, mailing address, daytime phone and number of tickets requested. 

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 24: Carmichael's Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, to host Leslea Newman for a reading from poetry books, Lovely and I Carry My Mother at 7:00 p.m. Questions, please contact the store at 896-6950.

Friday, May 25:  Historic Frankfort Avenue will host the F.A.T. Friday Trolley Hop from 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm. The F.A.T. Friday Trolley Hop, held year-round on the final Friday of every month, provides FREE parking and transportation to participating shops, restaurants and galleries along the Frankfort, Mellwood and Story Avenue corridor. For more information, visit  http://www.frankfortave.com/.

Friday, May 25: Carmichael's Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, to host Linda Ruffenach, founder of Whisky Chicks, for a lively conversation at 7:00 p.m. Questions, please contact the store at 896-6950.

Friday, May 25: Free summer movies at Iroquois Amphitheater, 1080 Amphitheater Road in Iroquois Park. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the movie begins at 8:30 p.m. Concessions will be available. On May 25, enjoy Cars 3, rated G.

Friday, May 25 - Sunday, May 27: Four Roses Bourbon Kentucky Reggae Festival at Louisville Water Tower Park, 3005 River Road. Enjoy the sound of steel drums, the savory smell of Caribbean inspired food, shop in the Caribbean market and listen to live Reggae music. For more information visit, www.kentuckyreggaefestival.com.

Saturday, May 26: Butchertown Neighborhood Pre-Art Fair cleanup at 9:00 a.m. Volunteers should plan to meet at Campbell and Washington. The cleanup route will be Campbell Street along with the 800 and 900 blocks of Washington Street.

Monday, May 28Memorial Day Holiday - all Metro offices closed.

Monday, May 28: Mayor's Healthy Hometown Hike, Bike and Paddle at Waterfront Park - Great Lawn. For more information please visit http://louisvilleky.gov/government/city-events/subway-fresh-fit-hike-bike-paddle.

Wednesday, May 30: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host booked for lunch at 1:00 p.m. to discuss Love and Other Consolation Prizes by Jamie Ford. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1793.

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