District 9 eNews - Thursday, September 6, 2018


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Back to School Block Party – FRIDAY - September 7


A free event open to everyone to mark the return of school and to promote healthy exercise is finally here. Join us tomorrow night for the 19th Annual Back to School Block Party at the Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center, 201 Reservoir Park on Friday, September 7th from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Enjoy FREE pizza, swimming, door prizes and family fun!  Make a child ID with LMPD. Click here to view the flyer.

Thank you to the many sponsors who have committed door prizes: 5-0-Lou, Blue Dog Bakery, Carmichael’s Bookstore, Café Classico, Crescent Hill Trading Company, Dairy Del, Graeter’s Ice Cream (St. Matthews), Heine Brothers' Coffee, Just Creations, Margaret's Consignments, McDonalds (Clifton), Red Hog Butcher, and Roar-Shack Bookstore.

Join us at the pool!

Taste of Frankfort Avenue – September 9

Taste of Frankfort Ave

Join the Frankfort Avenue Business Association on Sunday, September 9 for the 26th Annual Taste of Frankfort Avenue at The Mellwood Art and Entertainment Center! 

This year's taste will coincide with the Mellwood Interactive Art Show and the new location means that the Taste will be bigger and better than ever! In addition to tastings galore from over 20 of Louisville's best eateries, you'll also get to sample some of The Avenue's most unique shopping destinations. 

Tickets are on sale now! $45 for General Admission. $100 for the Sip and Swig VIP Room. Proceeds from this year's Taste of Frankfort Avenue will benefit United Crescent Hill Ministries.

Buy your tickets here.

Louisville pure tap® 5k – September 8

Louisville pure tap race

The eighth annual Louisville pure tap® 5k race is this Saturday, September 8, at 8:30 a.m. It begins and ends at the home of Louisville's drinking water, Louisville Water Tower Park, 3005 River Road, following a course that runs east and west on River Road.

Anyone interested in participating can register online until midnight on Sept. 6 by clicking here. Or they can register at Louisville Water Tower Park on Fri., Sept. 7 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sat., Sept. 8 from 7:30 to 8:15 a.m. Entry fee cost is $30. Those already registered may pick up their packets during the same time frame.

River Road from Zorn Avenue to Indian Hills Trail will be closed from approximately 8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. on Saturday. Off-Duty LMPD officers will be facilitating traffic control and vehicles will still be able to turn westbound (towards downtown) on River Road and Zorn Avenue.

Mellwood Interactive Art Show – Sept. 8 & 9

Mellwood Interactive Art Show

Splash into history at the first ever Mellwood Interactive Art Show on Saturday, September 8th and Sunday, September 9th. The event will include live art, muralists, aerobatics by CirqueLouis, food, drinks, and 40+ vendor booths! Plus, a community art project that will be incorporated into the facility. 

Interactive Stations Include:
1) Splash Into History
2) Tie-Dye Station
3) Sand Art
4) Live Painting of a Gallapolloza Horse by a local artist
5) Community Coloring of a mini Gallapolloza horse designed by Unflappable Karl
6) Live Graffiti 

This is a free event with free parking. Hours are 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. both days. For more information, please click here

St. Leonard Catholic Church Picnic – Sept. 7 & 8

St. Leonard picnic

After you attend the Back to School Block Party, plan to head over to St. Leonard Catholic Church, 440 Zorn Avenue, for their annual picnic. Hours are Friday from 6:00 - 11:00 p.m. and Saturday 4:00 - 11:00 p.m. Enjoy Texas Hold 'em Friday night, chicken dinner with sides on Saturday, and live music, inflatables, food and drink, game booths, and more! Please remember, parking is not allowed on the Zorn Avenue median.  

Protect Yourself from Mosquitoes this Summer & Fall


The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness would like to share many ways residents can prevent or reduce mosquito borne disease:

What works to prevent mosquitoes?

  • Eliminate all standing water:
  • Change bird bath every 3-5 days
  • Keep gutters clean and free of debris
  • Pour out water from flowerpots and planters
  • Don't let water stand in baby pools
  • Repair leaky pipes
  • Drill holes in tires or cover
  • Empty water from buckets and other containers in yard

Other suggestions include:

  • Wear long sleeves and long pants
  • Apply insect repellant according to label instructions
  • Utilize box fan to thwart mosquito flight/bite
  • Keep doors and windows closed or erect screens
  • Commercial Pesticide barrier sprays
  • Residential pesticide sprays and mosquito dunks

What does NOT work to prevent mosquitoes?

  • Bug zappers
  • Mosquito plants
  • Martin houses
  • Bat houses
  • Ultra-sonic devices
  • Dryer sheets
  • Skin So Soft

The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness asks YOU to help us help you in preventing mosquito borne vector disease!

Bold Moves Against Suicide

Bold Moves Against Sucide

If someone close to you were very depressed, or having suicidal thoughts -- would you recognize it, or know what to do or say? 

Far more people die from suicides than homicides in Louisville and we hope you will make plans to join a training on suicide prevention the week of September 9 - 15, National Suicide Prevention Week.

There are more than 80 free trainings on a proven suicide prevention technique being offered around our city.  Anyone 18 or older can take the training.  You need no health, healthcare, mental health or counseling knowledge to participate.  The training, called Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR), helps participants learn the myths about suicide as well as warning signs, and includes how to give someone hope and help.

Anyone who is interested can visit QPRLOU.com to find and register for classes being offered all over the city.  Please make plans to help prevent suicides by joining a training in September! 

Louisville Resilience Work Group Discussions

Resilience Work Group

Louisville Metro Government’s Office of Resilience and Community Services is inviting the public to participate in a meeting to kick off Phase II of the Louisville Resilience initiative on Monday, Sept. 10.

The meeting will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Louisville Free Public Library’s Main Branch, 301 York Street, and will include the Louisville Resilience team, business leaders, educators, non-profit organizations, members of the faith community, and residents.

Louisville was chosen in May 2016 to join the 100 Resilient Cities initiative pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation to help cities around the world become more resilient to the growing social, economic, and physical challenges in the 21st Century.  Participating cities are provided with resources that include funding to hire a Chief Resilience Officer, expert support, access to a partner platform and a peer-to-peer network.

At the Phase II kickoff, participants will divide into working groups focused around four Discovery Areas identified in Phase I by residents and subject matter experts through community meetings, focus groups, interviews and an online survey.

The areas are: compassion and trust; resilience to trauma; financial capacity and economic opportunity; and the built and natural infrastructure to promote health and well-being. The working groups will identify specific actions recommended as a part of Louisville's Resilience Strategy.  View the Phase II flyer for meeting details and other pertinent information.

For more information about Louisville Resilience or on how to get involved, visit www.louisvilleky.gov/Resilience or call 574-8132.  To learn more about 100 Resilient Cities, visit www.100resilientcities.org.

Crescent Hill Spirit Awards – TONIGHT – Sept. 6

Crescent Hill

The Spirit of Crescent Hill Award is given every year to the “Cheerleaders of Crescent Hill” and the 2018 recipients were recently announced. You may know some of these folks but if you do not, you will have the chance to hear all about them at the Crescent Hill Community Council meeting, held at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S. Peterson Avenue, tonight, Thursday, September 6th, 2018. Refreshments will be served. The presentation of the Awards begins about 7:15 p.m., following the regular CHCC board meeting, which begins at 6:30 p.m.

The 2018 recipients are: Taylor Mayer, Evie Wilkinson, Judith McCandless, John Nation and Ruth & Bob French, founders of the Louisville Academy of Music

I’ll be there for questions and answers following the award presentation. Join us! 

Sustainability Story: Up Up! Farm Film Festival – Sept 15

Up Up! Farm

Louisville Grows' First Annual Fundraiser will bring a series of feature length, independently produced films and shorts together for their first Up Up! Farm Film Festival on Saturday, September 15, from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity Clifton Campus, 2117 Payne Street. Each film will explore questions of farmland access, rural livelihoods and the sustainability of people and place. 

Pre-screening and intermission activities will feature booths by exhibiting partners. Each ticket purchased will be eligible for door prizes from local businesses during intermission. Refreshments will be available for purchase including Apocalypse Brew Works, Heine Brothers' Coffee and Tina's Fluff and Pop. Proceeds will benefit Louisville Grows’ tree plantings, community garden grants and Healthy House programs.

Tickets are available online at Eventbrite , click 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

2018 reGeneration Fair – September 15

reGeneration Fair

Water Botanical Gardens (WBG) is hosting its annual reGeneration Fair on Saturday, September 15, from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. This free, family-friendly and environmental fair will be located on the Butchertown Greenway behind the WBG site. Parking available at Eva Bandman and Karen Lynch parks.

Enjoy environmental displays and demos, arts and crafts, food, drinks, and music will be on the Butchertown Greenway along the eastern edge of the WBG property.

Louisville Visual Art will also be having their annual "Plein air Paint Out." Visit louisvillevisualart.org for more info!

Activities include: free canoe tours with River City Paddle Sports, rainwater garden with Dropseed Nursery, fossil activity with Falls of the Ohio State Park, large insects with Idlewild Butterfly Farm, beekeeping with Cole Gilbert, Live raptors with RROKI, t-shirt printing with Steam Exchange, Sachin rhythms with Carletta Delonjay, all about tree planting with Trees Louisville, Salt River Watershed Watch, gardening for birds with the Audubon Society, tree climbing demo with Limbwalker, Stilt Walking with Sky’s the Limit Stiltwalking, and juicing from plants with The Weekly Juicery.

For more information, please click here.

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. 


Register and Vote!

Register and Vote

The deadline for registering to vote in Kentucky before the 2018 General Election is rapidly approaching and it’s easier than ever to do so.

Tuesday, October 9 is the last day to register to vote in the November 6 election. Kentuckians can now register to vote, and check and update their registrations online, at this website.  

Voters who will be outside Jefferson County on Election Day are among those who can vote absentee.  More information about voting absentee, both by mail and in-house, is here.

If you qualify to vote by absentee ballot, you can do that at the Jefferson County Clerk’s Election Center, which has moved to 701 West Ormsby Avenue, Suite 301, beginning September 24.   Here’s the schedule:

In-house Voting Dates

Monday – Friday

  • September 24, 2018 – November 5, 2018 from 8:30am – 4:30pm


  • October 20, 2018 from 9:00am – 3:00pm
  • October 27, 2018 from 9:00am – 3:00pm
  • November 3, 2018 from 9:00am – 3:00pm

Exercise your right to register and vote this fall!  

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, September 6: Crescent Hill Community Council to host Spirit of Crescent Hill Awards and Board Meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S. Peterson Avenue. The Spirit of Crescent Hill Award is given every year to the “Cheerleaders of Crescent Hill”. Refreshments will be served. The monthly CHCC meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the presentation of the Awards beginning about 7:15 p.m. Following the presentation, we will have a Q and A with our Metro Councilman, Bill Hollander.

Thursday, September 6: Carmichael's Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, hosts Anne Bogel at 7:00 p.m. for a reading and discussion of her latest book, I'd Rather Be Reading. Questions, please call the store at 896-6950.

Thursday, September 6 - Saturday, September 29: Hadley Pottery, 1570 Story Avenue, to host a Spin the Wheel for discounts event in September. When you check out, you will get to spin the wheel to find out the amount of the discount. Wheel will have discounts of 10%, 15% and 20%. Hadley Pottery is open 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on weekdays and 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. Questions, please contact the store at 584-2171.

Friday, September 7: Annual 9th District Back to School Block Party from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center, 201 Reservoir Avenue. Enjoy FREE swimming, pizza, door prizes and family fun! Anyone is invited to attend. All children must have a parent or guardian with them during the event. For more information, please click here.

Friday, September 7 & Saturday, September 8: St. Leonard Catholic Church Picnic, 440 Zorn Avenue. Hours are Friday from 6:00 - 11:00 p.m. and Saturday 4:00 - 11:00 p.m. Enjoy Texas Hold 'em Friday night and chicken dinner with sides on Saturday and live music, inflatables, food and drink, game booths, and more! Please remember, PARKING IS NOT ALLOWED ON THE ZORN AVENUE MEDIAN.

Saturday, September 8Bingham 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, September 8: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host an adult book discussion at 10:30 a.m. Plan to discuss, How the Irish Saved Civilization by Thomas Cahill Books. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1793.

Saturday, September 8: Cheers and Beers for UP (Uniting Partners for Women and Children) from 4:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Apocalypse Brew Works, 1612 Mellwood Avenue. UP is Metro Louisville's first and only day shelter dedicated to homeless women and children. This is a family and dog friendly event. Food trucks to arrive at 5:00 p.m. and live music begins at 7:00 p.m. Entry is a $5 suggested donation.

Saturday, September 8 & Sunday, September 9: Mellwood Interactive Art Show.  MAEC’s Mellwood Interactive Art Show is sure to be a wonderful weekend! Artists are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Space is limited. This is a juried show so only limited amounts of each medium will be accepted. This year will include over 40 vendor booths, 5+ Interactive Art Stations, food, drinks, circus performers, and more! For more information, please click here.

Sunday, September 9: 26th Annual Taste of Frankfort Avenue at Mellwood Arts Center, 1860 Mellwood Avenue from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Enjoy tastings from over 20 of Louisville's best eateries. Tickets are $45 for general admission and $100 for the Sip and Swig VIP room. Click here for tickets and more information.

Monday, September 10: Enjoy FREE movies at Iroquois Amphitheater, 1080 Amphitheater Road, at 8:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Schedule is subject to change - concessions will be available. Questions please call 368-5865 or visit www.iroquoisamphitheater.com/. September 10th's movie is Mystery Men PG-13.

Tuesday, September 11: Clifton Community Council Neighborhood Public Meeting at 7:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Village I, 2110 Payne Street.

Wednesday, September 12: Curious about what’s inside the large Gothic structure sitting in the middle of the Crescent Hill Reservoir? Now is your chance to take a peek inside with the return of the Walking Wednesdays. Join Louisville Water Company staff from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month for an insider tour and learn about the history.

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