District 9 eNews - Thursday, May 31, 2018

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Story & Frankfort Avenue Repaving

Story & Frankfort repaving

The D9 office been alerted by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) that resurfacing will begin today on Story Avenue from Frankfort Avenue to Main Street and one block of Frankfort Avenue between Mellwood and Story Avenue. The plan is to mill the roadways Thursday – Saturday nights and begin paving next week, weather dependent. Thanks for your patience while driving this stretch of roadway during your daily commutes. 

2018 Cultural Pass

cultural pass

Are you looking for FREE, kid-friendly summer activities? Make plans to sign your child(ren) up for the 2018 Cultural Pass presented by Churchill Downs! With this pass, you enjoy free admission for your kid(s) and an accompanying adult to 46 world-class arts and cultural institutions. You can visit places like the Louisville Science Center, Speed Art Museum, Louisville Zoo, and more! The pass is valid from June 1 – August 11. Pick up your pass at any Louisville Free Public Library location. Visit www.fundforthearts.org/culturalpass for details.

Coffee with a Cop – June 1

Coffee with a Cop

Join your neighbors and police officers for coffee and conversation on Friday, June 1 at 9:00 a.m. at Vint, 2309 Frankfort Avenue. No agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns and get to know the officers in your neighborhood. Questions, please contact LMPD at 574-7636.

Annual Butchertown Art Fair – June 2 & June 3

Butchertown Art Fair

The 10th Annual Butchertown Art Fair will be held within the 800 and 900 blocks of East Washington Street this 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.

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 ten 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.

National Gun Violence Awareness Day – June 2

Wear Orange

June 2 marks the fourth annual observance of National Gun Violence Awareness Day, also known as “Wear Orange Day.”

Wear Orange started in 2015, two years after 15-year-old high school honor student and drum majorette Hadiya Pendleton was shot and killed on Jan. 29, 2013, in Chicago — just one week after she performed with her high school marching band at President Barack Obama’s second inauguration.

An accidental casualty of gang violence, Pendleton was shot in a South Side park where she and friends had taken shelter from the rain.

gun violence group photo

Refusing to stay silent about her death, and the gun deaths of so many others, Pendelton’s friends decided to wear orange to commemorate her life and raise awareness. Why orange? It’s the color that hunters wear in the woods to protect themselves and others from gunfire.

The Louisville commemoration of the day is Saturday, June 2 at 11:30 am at Sheppard Park, 1601 Magazine Street. It features a community walk to demonstrate a commitment to gun safety, followed by a free picnic in the park. Enjoy music, games, face painting, group yoga and exercise classes, and more. Gather important information about keeping you and your family safe from gun violence. And, please, WEAR ORANGE!

Payne Street Closure – June 4 – 8


Louisville Paving Company will be closing a section of Payne Street in front of its property at 1801 Payne Street near the traffic island beginning Monday, June 4 through Friday, June 8. The company will be installing a sewer extension. Detour signs will be posted on Payne Street near Charlton Street and Payne Street near Clifton Avenue. Residents on Payne Street will have access to their properties, but there will be no through traffic in front of 1801 Payne Street.

MSD Closure at Lexington and Baxter Delayed to June 4

MSD Lexington closure

Sewer line work that was scheduled to begin in the intersection of Lexington Road and Baxter Avenue on May 29, will now begin on June 4, 2018. It will reopen no later than August 7, 2018.

The contractor is still working on the installation of a sewer line under Lexington Road between Hamilton and Baxter avenues. This work is taking longer than anticipated.

While MSD is working in the area, all area businesses are open with access to parking. Local detours are marked. Commuter traffic, between the Highlands and downtown, will detour to Broadway and East Chestnut Street.


Work in this area allows capture of nine sewer overflow points that currently discharge to Beargrass Creek. The work is part of MSD’s Waterway Protection Tunnel project.

Once complete, the Waterway Protection Tunnel will serve as an innovative way to store Louisville’s excess sewer and rain water underground until it can be pumped to a treatment facility. The tunnel eliminates 22 combined sewer overflow points that put more than 351 million gallons of the combined sewer and rain water into the South Fork of Beargrass Creek and the Ohio River. By the end of 2020, MSD will capture and treat 98 percent of the combined sewer overflow volume in a typical year of rain.

The public can keep up to date on the project at LouisvilleMSD.org/tunnel or Twitter with #MSDtunnel. Sign up to receive regular updates on the project at LouisvilleMSD.org/tunnel/newsletter 

Sustainability Story: Another Farmers Market

farmers market

There are many opportunities to buy fresh, local items, direct from producers, in D9.  A new one is at the Crescent Hill United Methodist Church parking lot at the corner of Frankfort and South Peterson Avenues.  The market is open on Wednesdays from 2 pm – 6 pm, through October 17. Vendor applications and rules and regulations for the market can be found here: https://www.chumchurch.com/serving-others.

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

Small Business Administration Disaster Loans Available


Louisville businesses and residents affected by the severe storms and heavy flooding from Feb. 21 through March 21, 2018, can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

In Jefferson County, SBA’s representatives will be available at the Disaster Loan Outreach Center set up at T.J. Middle School’s First Neighborhood Place, 1503 Rangeland Road, to answer questions about the disaster loan program and help individuals complete their applications. The center will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, May 31st, but will then close.

For homeowners, loans up to $200,000 are available to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. Homeowners and renters also are eligible for loans up to $40,000 to repair or replace damaged or destroyed personal property, according to the SBA.

Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at DisasterLoan.sba.gov. Businesses and individuals may also obtain information and loan applications by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 (1-800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing), or by emailing disastercustomerservice@sba.gov. Loan applications can also be downloaded at sba.gov

Completed applications should be returned to the center or mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.

The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is July 23, 2018.  The deadline to return economic injury applications is Feb. 22, 2019.

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. 

4003 Elmwood142 Pennsylvania4315 N Church

Volunteer at the Crescent Hill 4th of July Festival

Crescent Hill Fourth of July

Volunteers are needed for the Crescent Hill 4th of July Festival at the beer booth. Shifts are available Tuesday, July 3 from 4:00 – 10:00 p.m. and Wednesday, July 4 from Noon – 10:00 p.m. If you are interested and available to work a shift, please contact John Johnson at john@wineshoplouisville.com.


The Festival will run Tuesday, July 3 from 4:00 – 10:00 p.m. and Wednesday, July 4 from 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. on the grounds of the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S. Peterson Avenue. The Festival includes juried artist booths, live entertainment, children’s fun zone, food court, cake booth, pet contest and much more! For more information, please visit http://www.crescenthill.us/fourth-of-july

Youth Rights Conference – June 6

Youth Rights

High school students, please plan to attend the Youth Rights Conference next Wednesday, June 6 from 2:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Muhammad Ali Center, 144 N. Sixth Street. This is a free event open to all high school students, and includes a free dinner!

Each year, students come together to tirelessly construct a conference with a goal of enhancing the way people in our community think, act and live. At this event, students will have the opportunity to connect with other teens, develop their leadership skills and have their voices heard in a series of interactive workshops.

To register please visit alicenter.org or contact education@alicenter.org or call 992-5311 for more information.

Hepatitis A Outbreak Update

Hepatitis A

Message from the Metro Public Health & Wellness

The Hepatitis A outbreak continues to grow in Louisville. To date 384 cases have been identified and there have been two deaths.  The majority of people in these cases have the common risk factors of recreational drug use – any drug use, not just injection drug use -- homelessness and insecure housing.  However, about 10% of our cases have no risk factors.

Hepatitis A is a liver virus found in the stool of people with the infection and spreads when trace amounts of stool are ingested. The two best ways to protect yourself from hepatitis A are to 1) practice good hand washing with warm water and soap, especially after using the bathroom and before you prepare food or eat; and 2) get vaccinated. 

The Health Department strongly encourages you to protect yourself by getting vaccinated. Just one dose gives you almost complete protection. The vaccine is available at Kroger Little Clinics and pharmacies like Walgreens, Meijer, Costco, CVS, Walmart and Rite Aid.

Here are two other important things to know and share about the hepatitis A virus:

  • Hand sanitizer is not as effective at preventing the virus as handwashing.
  • A person with hepatitis A can be contagious for up to two weeks before they ever show signs or symptoms of illness.

Unfortunately, the Louisville outbreak has not peaked and may be with us for many more months. There is more information and educational materials about hepatitis A on this website: https://louisvilleky.gov/government/health-wellness/hepatitis

Become a Hosparus Health Volunteer

Hosparus Health

Hosparus Health is looking for compassionate community members to volunteer with patients and families. Ways to support patients and families include:

  • Companionship for patients who are separated from their loved ones
  • Respite for caregivers
  • Veteran recognition
  • Yard work, household cleaning or errands
  • Haircare (must be a licensed professional)
  • Massage therapy (must be a licensed professional)
  • Making quilts or knitted/crocheted blankets

If you are interested in volunteering with a patients in your community, please submit a volunteer application at www.hosparushealth.org/volunteer or contact Sky Yeasayer at 719-4155. 

D9 Community Conversation – June 19

Metro Seal

Save the date for the bi-monthly D9 Community Conversation. Join me on Tuesday, June 19 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Whitehall House & Gardens, 3110 Lexington Road, for a discussion on Louisville and D9.

As with all D9 Community Conversations, discussion of any subject is welcome and I will be available to talk with constituents about any questions, comments or concerns. 

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, June 1: LMPD Coffee with a Cop at Vint, 2309 Frankfort Avenue, at 9:00 a.m. Join your neighbors and police officers for coffee and conversation. Questions, please call 574-7636.

Saturday, June 2: The 24th Annual Crescent Hill Garden Tour from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S. Peterson Avenue. Annual garden tour of 10 private gardens in the historic neighborhood of Crescent Hill. Tickets are $15 and available the day of the tour at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 South Peterson Avenue, where the tour begins. For more information visit www.crescenthillgardentour.org.

Saturday, June 2: 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.  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, June 2: American Printing House for the Blind, 1839 Frankfort Avenue, to host a celebration of games and activities that help kids learn what it means to be blind at 10:30 a.m. The event is free, but registration is required.  Please call 899-2213 or email kcarpenter@aph.org to register by June 1.

Saturday, June 2: 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 June 2, enjoy I Am Ali, rated PG.

Saturday, June 2 & Sunday, June 3: Butchertown Art Fair on 800 and 900 blocks of E Washington Street. Hours on Saturday are 10:00 am - 7:00 pm  and Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm. Art fair will feature over 100 artists from throughout the nation, entertainment for the whole family, food trucks and drinks, there is something here for everyone. For more information visit: www.butchertown.wix.com/artfair.

Monday, June 4: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host Power Point 1 at 9:00 a.m.  This class is an introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint, a program used to create slideshows and presentations. Topics include getting started, adding graphics, and presenting your slideshow. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1771.

Tuesday, June 5: Join Carmichael's Bookstore at Crescent Hill Baptist Church, 2800 Frankfort Avenue, for the launch party of Silas House's novel Southernmost at 7:00 p.m. Special guests Joan Shelley and Daniel Martin Moore will perform. For more information visit www.carmichaelsbookstore.com

Wednesday, June 6: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host meeting of the minds to discuss current topics at 7:00 p.m. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1793.

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