District 14 Enews | May 31, 2018


District 14 Councilwoman

Cindi Fowler


Legislative Assistant

Cindy Thieneman


Staff Assistant

Audrey Garrison

Staff Assistant

Danielle Tackett


Office Locations:

City Hall

601 West Jefferson Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
(502) 574-1114


Southwest Government Center

7219 Dixie Highway
Louisville, Kentucky 40258
(502) 574-7988


*Click here to visit Councilwoman Fowler's website for even more information! 


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In This Edition...

Louisville Bats Night


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.

Family Swim Nights - Sun Valley Park


 Once again Councilwoman Fowler is sponsoring Extended Swims at Sun Valley Park for families on Tuesday nights and for senior citizens on Thursday mornings. Also, save the date for Friday August 3rd from 6-8 p.m.! Councilwoman Fowler is sponsoring a Summer Bash Pool Party to celebrate the end of summer and the return of school. 

*Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. No drop-offs and unattended children will be permitted. 


WHEN: Tuesdays, June 5-July31; 6pm-8pm

WHERE: Sun Valley Pool (6505 Bethany Lane) 


WHEN: Thursdays, July 5-July26; 11am-1pm

Fairdale Book Sale- Books for a Bargain!


Cultural Pass - Fund for the Arts


The Cultural Pass provides free access to many of Greater Louisville’s arts and cultural institutions for children of Metro Louisville.  The Pass is valid for one-time general admission at each of the participating institutions and is valid from June 1 to August 11.  Created from Vision Louisville, the Cultural Pass is an innovative initiative to promote art and culture and improve summer learning in our community. Nearly 200,000 passes have been issued since its inception in 2014.

The Vision of the Cultural Pass:

A Cultural Pass for children of all ages that supports and encourages life-long learning by providing access to Louisville’s art and cultural institutions.

Key Objectives:

1.     Impact summer learning loss by creating a learning experience through programming, activities, and education.

2.     Establish a life-long relationship between Louisville’s children and the art and cultural institutions.

3.     Work to address barriers that may prohibit children from accessing the city’s art and cultural venues.

The 2018 Cultural Pass is daily managed by the Fund for the Arts.

The 2018 Cultural Pass is available starting June 1, 2018 and may be picked up at any Louisville Free Public Library branch along with the Summer Reading Program.  Pass holders can register and track the progress of your Cultural Pass online at www.lfpl.org/culturalpass

The official Cultural Pass Launch Day will be on June 9 at the Main Branch of the Louisville Free Public Library and all participating venues will be invited to participate.  Pass holders are encouraged to visit as many venues as you are able.  Pass holders that visit the most venues will be entered into a drawing for tickets, season passes and other prizes provided by members of the Arts and Culture Alliance.

Questions, comments, and feedback:   culturalpass@fundforthearts.org 

Solid Waste 10 Year Plan Public Meeting- June 9th


The Solid Waste Management Division of Louisville Metro Public Works is developing a ten-year solid waste master plan. The results may impact every household in Louisville/Jefferson County long into the future. We ask citizens to take part in the planning process in two ways:

Take a confidential 5-minute solid waste survey:

Click here to take the survey.


Participate in public meetings to discuss aspects of the plan:

June 9 at 6:00 pm: Southwest Public Library Branch, 9725 Dixie Highway 

FridayFest 2018 Returns - June 9th


Donate an Electric Fan for Someone in Need


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:

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.

Fan Give Away! June 16th

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.

2018 Riverview Independence Festival - Saturday, June 30th

Come join us for the 7th Annual Riverview Independence Festival on Saturday, June 30th!

The fun starts at 3:00 pm and includes kids activities, live music, food and drinks and... FIREWORKS!

Activities include:

  • Rock Wall Climbing by Elemental Climb
  • Appearances by Squallis Puppeteers
  • 90.5 WUOL Classical Corner
  • ECHO Mobile with outdoor adventure activities
  • Make-your-own Slime & Cotton Candy with Mad Science of Kentucky
  • Meet the Louisville League of Mascots
  • Patriotic Photo Booth
  • Beat the heat in the Riverview Splash Park!

WAVE3’s own Dawne Gee, David Mattingly and Ryan Hoke will emcee the stage and we’ll be treated to exciting performances by

  • Cale Dodds
  • Turley Richards & the Melodious Funk
  • Justin Paul Lewis
  • Bailey James

The day of family, fun and music will end with a Fantastic Fireworks Show on the Ohio River at 10:00 pm!

 Visit www.RiverviewFestival.com or email liz.mcquillen@louisvilleky.gov for more details!


4th Annual Cruise with the Blue Auto Show - June 16th


Free Movie Under the Stars


Office of Attorney General- Don't Fall Victim to Scammers

Beshear: New Medicare Card coming in the Mail, Don’t Fall Victim to Scammers

More than 900,000 Kentucky Medicare recipients to receive new ID cards starting soon

FRANKFORT, KY. – Ahead of the federal government mailing more than 900,000 Kentucky Medicare recipients new I.D. cards, Attorney General Andy Beshear is warning enrollees to be on the lookout for scams. The mailing of the new cards, which are designed to help minimize fraud by replacing members’ Social Security numbers with 11-digit I.D. numbers, are triggering scam warnings across the nation. Kentuckians are expected to start receiving the cards in their mailbox starting soon.

Reports indicate scammers are pretending to be Center for Medicare and Medicaid employees calling enrollees and claiming they need to provide personal and financial information or a payment in order to receive, replace or activate their new card.

“I want Kentucky senior citizens to know Medicare will never initiate a call and ask to verify information over the phone,” said Beshear. “If you are contacted by someone claiming to be a Medicare employee asking for information, money or threatening to cancel your health benefits, hang up and report the scam to the federal government at 1-800-MEDICARE.”

One of Beshear’s top priorities is to protect Kentucky consumers, especially seniors, from scams, abuse and exploitation.

To help Kentuckians stay ahead of new and trending scams, Beshear launched Scam Alerts – a communication service that alerts Kentuckians when con artists are on the attack. Beshear urges all Kentuckians to sign-up for Scam Alerts by texting the words KYOAG Scam to GOV311 (468311) or enroll online at ag.ky.gov/scams.


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I get calls every week about speeding on our D14 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. 

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.

Pothole Reporting Methods


Reporting potholes is easier than ever! Keeping our roads and community pristine is an important issue for everyone in the area. Follow any of the three simple methods listed below when you see a pothole and Public Works will respond as soon as they can in order to fill them.

·  Click here to use our easy online form.

·  Use Twitter by including the hashtag #502pothole and the location of the hole in any tweet.

·  Call MetroCall 311 or 574-5000 to report potholes or any other issues. You may also email them at metro.call@louisvilleky.gov   

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Zipline at Jefferson Memorial Forest- Now "Kingdom Zipline"


Zipline Kingdom is set to open to the public on June 1, 2018.    Tentative operating hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through mid-August.  

The price for the three-hour adventure is $70, but the first visit is free for Kentucky Kingdom season pass holders. 

Online reservations for the attraction can be made starting May 15, at ziplinekingdom.com.

TARC Summer Youth Pass - May 21st


Getting to jobs, the movies, learning activities and other fun events around Louisville is affordable for young people with the TARC Summer Youth Pass, which goes on sale Monday, May 21.

The pass costs $30 and is available to anyone 6 - 19 years old.  With the pass, youths can take unlimited TARC rides on all routes from June 1 - Aug. 31.

By taking public transportation, young people gain self-confidence and become more independent, important skills for lifelong success. All TARC buses are equipped with bicycle racks, free Wi-Fi and are ADA accessible.

The pass can be ordered from TARC’s website, www.ridetarc.org, or purchased at the following locations:

To order by mail, send a check or money order for $30, with your name, address and phone number, to SUMMER YOUTH PASS; c/o TARC cashier; 1000 W. Broadway; Louisville, KY  40203.

TARC Needs Drivers

II was very disheartened to see that TARC (the Transit Authority of River City) has cut service, saying it doesn’t have enough drivers.  We have too little transit service when all buses are running and people are left standing at the bus stop even longer when service is reduced. The Courier-Journal story is here.

TARC is currently advertising for both full time and part time coach operators.  Here is information from the TARC website.  Please help share it with anyone who might be interested:

The Transit Authority of River City (TARC) is the major public transportation provider to Jefferson, Oldham and Bullitt Counties in Kentucky, Clark & Floyd Counties in Southern Indiana and is currently seeking FULL-TIME Coach Operators and PART-TIME Coach Operators (up to 25 hours per week).

TARC is a 24/7 operation. Interested applicants should be available to work all shifts, including nights, weekends and holidays.

Minimum Requirements include; High School Diploma or GED and 21 years of age and no felonies or misdemeanor convictions in the past 5 years. A valid driver’s license, excellent driving record for previous 3 years and ability to obtain Commercial Drivers License (CDL). Must perform successfully on test(s).

Selected applicants must successfully complete an eight-week (40 hr week) training program to become a Coach Operator. The hourly rate of pay during the training period is $12.00. 

Upon successful completion of the training program the hourly rate of pay increases to $16.56 with periodic increases in pay. Current top operator pay is $23.90 per hour.

TARC offers the following benefits for Full-Time Team Members:

  • Health, Dental, Vision, Life and Short-Term Disability Plan
  • Participation in County Employee Retirement System (CERS)
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick and Vacation
  • Tuition Assistance

TARC offers the following benefits for Part-Time Team Members:

  • Participation in County Employee Retirement System (CERS)

Qualified applicants should apply in person at:
1000 West Broadway
Louisville, KY 40203
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (M-F)
Email is careers@ridetarc.org
Telephone is (502) 585-1234

Fresh Stop Markets


Do you love your veggies? New Roots would love to hear from you!

The Fresh Stop Markets (FSM) are run by leaders in a grassroots food justice movement that operates from the belief that fresh food is a basic human right. FSMs are volunteer, community-driven farm-fresh food markets that pop up bi-weekly at local churches and community centers in neighborhoods that do not have grocery stores or farmers’ markets. Shareholders (“customers”) agree to cooperate and pay ahead of time, on an income-based sliding scale, for ten varieties of seasonal, local, organic produce that can then be picked up at a given time and day, at one of the 17 different Kentucky and southern Indiana Markets. This cooperation and financial commitment ensures that farmers don’t face the same degree of risk as with traditional farmers’ markets. The sliding scale means food is affordable and everyone is included.

WIC participants pay $6, those at or below 185 percent federal poverty guidelines pay $12, others pay $25, and those who would like to invest in the community pay $40. SNAP IS ACCEPTED. Everyone gets the same food! At every Market a chef hosts a cooking demonstration, offering samples and recipes for the very same vegetables and fruits that shareholders bring home. There is a diverse, family reunion atmosphere. Food justice workshops and the Fresh Stop Training Institute (FSTI) organize Fresh Stop Market leaders to unite around the pursuit of a healthy, just food system for all.

The growing season kicks off the week of June 4th. The location and times of the New Roots Fresh Stop Markets for 2018 can be found on our website at https://newroots.org/fresh-stop-markets/ or by calling 502-509-6770, Ext. 0, or by emailing info@newroots.org. We look forward to hearing from everyone soon. Your veggies are waiting!

TreesLouisville Tree Rebate Program


TreesLouisville is currently hosting a tree rebate. Those who purchase a shade tree can receive up to 40% off the purchase price. This is an initiative between TreesLouisville and Louisville Metro Division of Community Forestry to grow our tree canopy. Trees are more beneficial than you realize. For example, a yard tree can boost property value up to $10,000. They can also help lower heating & cooling bills. Louisville is the fastest warming urban heat island in the country; trees and shade help keep our city cool, improve air quality, and make for beautiful, safer neighborhoods.

Eligibility requirements include:

·         Tree must be considered a shade tree

·         Tree must be planted in a residential yard

·         Program open to Jefferson County, KY residents only

·         Max 3 submissions per household

·         Tree must measure at least 1in in diameter at a point 6in above soil line

·         Rebates are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis while funds are available

·         Rebate is only eligible for purchase price of tree (i.e. excludes tax, planting or delivery fees, etc.)

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Illegal ATV Activity


It's that time of year again where the weather begins to warm up and we can enjoy the beautiful outdoors once again. We encourage people to get out and have a good time, however, we would like to remind everyone that per Kentucky state law, ATV activity is illegal on all public roadways and private property without the consent of the owner. These vehicles can destroy property and pose a major safety hazard when driven through undesignated areas. If you witness any illegal ATV activity in your area please contact the LMPD non-emergency line at 502-574-2111 or our office at 502-574-1114. 

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Meals on Wheels Volunteering

Interested in Volunteering?

Do you have time to participate in Meals on Wheels?

Southwest Community Ministries is looking for kindhearted, friendly people to deliver meals to home-bound seniors in the 40272 and 40258 zip codes.

Delivery takes about an hour weekly, twice a month if you prefer to deliver two days/month. We have a Tuesday route that departs from Sun Valley Community Center (10:00 am) or a Wednesday, Thursday or Friday route departing from Sts. Mary and Elizabeth Hospital in the afternoon (3:30).

If you want to make a difference in a senior's life, and yours, please contact Barb Mercer or Claudia Kiper at 935-0310 ext. 244.

Dixie Hwy Construction Updates from KYTC


North of Greenwood Road

US 31W (Dixie Highway): Lane closures and sidewalk closures in place between Greenwood Road and Heaton Road (mile markers 11.7 to 14.5) due to construction for access management and bus rapid transit lines. Roadway is reduced to two lanes on northbound Dixie Highway between Greenwood Road and Blanton Lane and two lanes on southbound Dixie Highway between Heaton Road and Upper Hunters Trace. 

South of Greenwood Road

US 31W (Dixie Highway): Lane closures and delays possible between Stonestreet Road and Pages Lane (mile markers 9.7 to 10.5) due to sidewalk work and asphalt paving. Lane closures are possible weeknights in the northbound lanes from 9:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. and in the southbound lanes from 9:00 p.m. until 8:00 a.m. Additional lane closures are possible from 9:00 p.m. on Friday until 10:00 a.m. on Saturday and from 9:00 p.m. on Saturday until 10:00 a.m. on Sunday.

2018 Golf Discount Book Available Now

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The 2018 Louisville Parks and Recreation Golf Discount Book is now on sale at all Parks and Recreation golf courses, and makes a perfect holiday gift for the golfer in the family regardless of experience level.

The $25 gift provides more than $2,000 worth of dollars in savings throughout the year and is on sale at all nine public golf courses and the Parks Administration Building at Joe Creason Park.

Through the discount book, players can receive reduced greens fees, prices on pro shop merchandise, lessons and more. For more information on the discount book, call (502) 574-6454 or call or visit your nearby Parks and Recreation golf course.


Have a community event or information you want to share? Reach out to all of District 14 through this eNewsletter!

Please email cindy.thieneman@louisvilleky.gov or call (502) 574-1114 and please provide as much information about your event as possible with a picture, flyer, or any other enticing visual. Be sure that the event is open to the public and we would be happy to advertise it in the District 14 weekly eNewsletter.

Got Junk? Don't Forget FREE Resident Junk Drop Off


The Louisville Metro Waste Reduction Center at (636 Meriwether Avenue) provides a means for all Louisville/Jefferson County residents to properly dispose of tires and household bulk waste including metals, appliances, electronics, tree limbs and stumps up to three feet in diameter, unbagged yard waste, construction debris and furniture. 

*Up to three household junk items may be dropped off at no charge per day. If there are more than three items a fee will be charged according to the schedule below.


Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Friday: 8 am to 5 pm
Saturday: 8 AM to 3 PM

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