District 9 eNews - Thursday, September 27, 2018


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Councilman Bill Hollander
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Kyle Ethridge
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Louder Than Life Canceled

Louder Than Life

This year's Louder Than Life Festival, originally scheduled for this weekend in Champions Park, has been canceled due to rain and resultant flooding that has caused 'unsafe conditions' for a festival at the park.

"It is with deep regret that we inform you that this weekend’s Louder Than Life festival has been canceled due to unsafe conditions resulting from ongoing rain and flooding at the festival site — Champions Park," festival organizers wrote in an official statement. "After carefully inspecting the grounds and infrastructure (Monday) evening, the City and we have determined that it is no longer possible to make the festival site safe in time for this weekend." The second day of the Bourbon and Beyond Festival, also at Champions Park, was canceled on Sunday, also due to rain and flooding.

Cleanup efforts at the park, for which festival organizers are responsible under their contract with the City, will continue for some time. Damaged turf will be graded and reseeded and paths will be cleared of mud.  Portions of the park will be inaccessible as this work and removal of equipment progresses. 

Please be patient - and very careful in the park.  It is important that all dogs be on leash at all times.  That’s the law in all parks, all the time. 

Sustainability Story: D9 Fall Community Cleanup


Please plan to join your neighbors and neighborhood/business associations (Frankfort Avenue Business Association, Crescent Hill Community Council, and Clifton Community Council) on Saturday, October 20, for the D9 Fall Community Cleanup.

In partnership with Brightside, volunteers will be cleaning up the Frankfort Avenue corridor, specifically working on trimming trees and cleaning tree wells. Volunteers should plan to meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Keats and Frankfort Avenue public parking lot for breakfast sandwiches, provided by the Clifton McDonald’s, and hot coffee, provided by Heine Brothers’ Coffee. The cleanup will officially begin at 9:00 a.m. The District 9 office will provide bags, gloves, tools and t-shirts on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you would like to register your own neighborhood team through Brightside, please 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

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. 

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Coffee with a Cop – October 3

Coffee with a Cop

Join your neighbors and police officers for coffee and conversation on Wednesday, October 3 at 9:00 a.m. at Fante’s Coffee, 2501 Grinstead Drive. Fante’s Coffee is located in Council District 8, but is nearby D9. 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’s 5th Division at 574-7636.

Volunteers Needed for Porktoberfest – October 5


The Butchertown Neighborhood Association (BNA) is seeking volunteers for the 7th Annual Porktoberfest on Friday, October 5 from 5:00 – 10:00 p.m. at Copper & Kings, 1121 E. Washington Street. Admission is free, but patrons will need to purchase tickets for tasting from 15 competing vendors. $2 equals one tasting ticket. For more information, please click here.

To volunteer, sign up here to pick out what you'd like to do (you'll need to create a Signup Genius account if you don't have one).

All volunteers receive a free T-shirt at the event! BNA needs your help to make this event a success. Please sign up for one or more volunteer spots and pass this along to friends and family.

Free Shredding, Recycling and Bulky Waste Drop Off – Oct. 6

recycling, shredding and bulk waste

Cleaning up for the fall? Plan to attend an upcoming free shredding, recycling and bulky waste drop off event on Saturday, October 6, from 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. The event will be at Ballard High School, 6000 Brownsboro Road, with the entrance to the event being from Herr Lane only.

The event is open to all Jefferson County residents with a valid ID. No items from businesses will be accepted. No trailers longer than 16 feet in length will be allowed on the event site.

Items accepted include tires, electronics, metal, furniture, mattresses, carpet, household recyclables, and household hazardous waste. For a complete list of hazardous waste items allowed please click here.

Items NOT ACCEPTED are tree and limb debris, construction and demolition material, shingles, and appliances.

LMPD will be on hand to help you dispose of any unwanted or unused prescription drugs. Safely getting rid of your unused, unwanted or expired drugs is one of the first steps to preventing accidental poisonings, drug diversion, drug misuse and addiction.

Habitat ReStore will also be on hand to take any household items that still have life left in them. Habitat ReStore is a home improvement store and donation center that sells new and gently used furniture, appliances, home accessories, building materials and more to the public at a fraction of the retail price.

If you have any questions, please call (502) 574-1116, 574-1107 or 574-1117.

Annual Firefighter Rib Cook-Off – October 6

Firefighters Rib Cook-off

St. Matthews Fire & Rescue is hosting a Firefighter Rib Cook-Off from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. at St. Matthews Fire Department, 240 Sears Avenue. This event benefits the WHAS Crusade for Children and Norton Children’s Hospital Foundation. Teams from fire departments across Kentuckiana come out to compete for bragging rights on who can produce the best ribs, and the local community is invited to attend the family friendly festivities. For more information, please visit http://502911bbq.webstarts.com/.  

Halloween Carnival and Trunk or Treat – October 6

Trunk or Treat

Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center, 201 Reservoir Avenue, is hosting a Halloween Carnival and Trunk or Treat event from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Enjoy safe trunk or treating and carnival games. This is a free event. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Concessions will be available for sale. For more information, please call 897-9949.

3-Day Figure Painting Workshop – October 10-12

figure painting

Whitehall House & Gardens, 3110 Lexington Road, is pleased to announce that it will host a 3-day figure painting workshop at historic Whitehall, with noted artist and instructor John Michael Carter.  The workshop series will take place October 10-12, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  The cost of tuition is $450/person. A $100 deposit is required to reserve a spot, with the balance due the first day of the workshop. Students should bring a brown-bag lunch, but drinks will be provided. For more information or to make a reservation, please contact Whitehall at (502) 897-2944 or whitehall@historichomes.org.  

SAVE THE DATE for Junk Pick-up in District 9

junk collection

It’s time to clean house and get ready for another junk collection if you live in the 9th District Urban Services District (USD). You may begin setting out your junk Friday, October 19 in the afternoon. All junk must be set out by Monday, October 22 at 6:00 a.m. Some items (hazardous materials, construction debris, etc.) are not collected. For collection guidelines, please visit http://louisvilleky.gov/government/public-works/services/junk-and-bulk-trash-disposal. Sign up for junk set out reminders by email and text, click here! To see if you are in the collection area, go to http://mapit.louisvilleky.gov/, enter your address and check under “sanitation services.” 

Register and Vote!

register to 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 now at the Jefferson County Clerk’s Election Center, which has moved to 701 West Ormsby Avenue, Suite 301.

In-house Voting Dates:

Monday – Friday      

  • Now through November 5, 2018     8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


  • October 20, 2018               9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • October 27, 2018               9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • November 3, 2018              9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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 27: Kentucky School for the Blind Charitable Foundation to host annual Golf Scramble at Fuzzy Zoeller's Covered Bridge Golf Club, 12510 Covered Bridge Golf Club, Sellersburg, IN. $150 per golfer or $600 for foursome. Click here for more information.

Thursday, September 27: Carmichael's Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, hosts Michael Sokolove, author of The Last Temptation of Rick Pitino at 7:00 p.m. Questions, please call the store at 896-6950.

Friday, September 28Yappy Hour fundraiser for the Kentucky Humane Society from 5:00 - 11:00 p.m. at Apocalypse Brew Works, 1612 Mellwood Avenue. Come drink craft beer with your four-legged best friend! A portion of the proceeds to benefit the KY Humane Society. Enjoy great food from Lexie Lu's food truck. All dogs must remain on a leash at all times.

Friday, September 28: F.A.T. Friday Trolley Hop on the final Friday of the month from 6:00 – 10:30 p.m. Park at one of the many convenient FREE and public parking areas and board the Frankfort Avenue Trolley at any designated stop. The trolley route runs from RiverPark Place on River Road to Cannons Lane. For more information about specific events please visit: http://www.frankfortave.com.

Friday, September 28: Just Creations, 2722 Frankfort Avenue, to host a community shopping night to benefit the Parklands of Floyds Fork from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Just Creations will donate 15% of the evenings sales to this group. For more information, please call 897-7319.

Friday, September 28Join Crescent Hill Baptist Church, St. Mark's Episcopal Church, and Third Lutheran Church for F.A.T. Friday. There will be food trucks in St. Mark's parking lot and then walk over to the steps of Crescent Hill Baptist Church to hear Misty Mountain String Band perform. The event runs from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 29Fourth Annual Friends of the University of Louisville School of Music 5K Run/Walk Cherokee Park. The race starts at Hogan’s Fountain Pavilion and will feature live music at every turn of the course. Top finishers will receive awards. This event is open to all ages with proceeds going to help support our mission of sponsoring scholarships for music students at the U of L School of Music. Registration is $25 and is available online at www.uoflalumni.org/music5K

Monday, October 1: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host a discussion by local historian and former Metro Councilman, Dr. Tom Owen, on the history of Louisville's Irish immigrants and the Bloody Monday Riots of 1855 at 7:00 p.m. For more information, please contact the branch at 574-1793.

Tuesday, October 2: Butchertown Neighborhood Association monthly meeting at 6:00 p.m. at Odeon, 1300 block of Story Avenue.

Wednesday, October 3Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host a meeting of the minds at 7:00 p.m. Join members of the community as they think about and discuss current topics. Contact the branch for full details. For more information, please contact the branch at 574-1793.

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