District 9 eNews - Thursday, October 18, 2018


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Councilman Bill Hollander
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D9 Fall Community Cleanup – October 20


Please plan to join your neighbors and neighborhood/business associations (Frankfort Avenue Business Association, Crescent Hill Community Council, Clifton Community Council and Butchertown Neighborhood Association) this Saturday, October 20, for the D9 Fall Community Cleanup. We really need your help to make a difference in our neighborhood!

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In partnership with Brightside, volunteers will be cleaning up the Frankfort Avenue corridor, specifically working on trimming trees, cleaning tree wells and spreading mulch. 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.

Urban Bourbon Closes Lexington Road - October 20

Urban Bourbon

The Urban Bourbon Half Marathon is on Saturday, October 20, beginning at 8:00 a.m. For more information and the course map, please visit urbanbourbonhalf.com.

Road Closures*:

  • Jefferson Street (7th Street to 5th Street) 5:00 - 9:00 am
  • Jefferson Street (5th Street to 2nd Street) 7:30 - 8:30 am
  • 2nd Street (Jefferson Street to Main Street) 7:00 - 8:30 am
  • Main Street (2nd Street to Brook Street) 7:00 - 8:30 am
  • Brook Street (Main Street to Witherspoon) 7:30 - 8:30 am
  • Witherspoon (1st Street to River Rd) 7:30 - 8:30 am
  • River Road (Preston to Witherspoon) 7:30 - 8:30 am
  • Preston (Witherspoon to Muhammad Ali 7:30 - 8:45 am
  • Muhammad Ali (3rd Street to E Chestnut Street) 7:30 - 11:30 am
  • Campbell Street (Muhammad Ali to E Chestnut Street) 7:30 - 11:30 am
  • East Chestnut Street (Campbell St Street to Baxter Avenue) 7:30 - 11:50 am
  • Lexington Road (downtown to Cherokee Park Scenic Loop) 7:30 - 10:00 am
  • Cherokee Park Scenic Loop 7:30 - 10:30 am
  • Cherokee Parkway (Willow Avenue to Grinstead Drive) 7:30 - 11:00 am
  • Grinstead Drive (Lexington Road to Baxter Avenue) 7:30 - 11:00 am
  • Baxter Avenue (Cherokee Road and Broadway to Liberty Street) 7:30 - 11:20 am
  • 8th Street (W Liberty St to W Muhammad Ali) 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Muhammad Ali (3rd Street to 8th Street) 7:30 am - 12:00 pm           
  • W Liberty Street (9th Street to 6th Street) 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • W Liberty Street (3rd Street to 6th Street) 5:00 am - 1:00 pm

*These times are estimates. Streets could re-open earlier.

Junk Pick-up in District 9

junk pickup

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.”

Short-Term Rentals D9 Community Conversation – October 23

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Our next Community Conversation is scheduled for Tuesday, October 23 at Louisville Water Tower Park, 3005 River Road, beginning at 6:30 pm. 

We’ll be discussing short-term rentals, which are available through Airbnb, HomeAway, VRBO and similar companies, including the current ordinances and proposed changes. A representative from Planning & Design will be present to answer questions. We also want to hear your comments and concerns.

As always, I will be available to talk about any issues you’d like to discuss.  Please mark your calendar and join us – and bring along a friend or neighbor!

Sustainability Story: 2018 Sustainability Summit – October 19

Sustainability Summit

The Louisville Sustainability Council is hosting the Annual Sustainability Summit on Friday, October 19, from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the University of Louisville, Student Activities Center Ballroom. This year’s Summit theme is Learning Together: Fostering a Culture of Sustainability. The keynote address is The (Missing) Politics in Environmental and Sustainability Education by Dr. David Orr of Oberlin College. For more information and to register, please visit www.louisvillesustainabilitycouncil.org.

Volunteers are still needed for the event. If you are interested, please email info@louisvillesustainabilitycouncil.org.

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.


October Halloween Activities

  • Now – November 4: Louisville Jack O ’Lantern Spectacular – Iroquois Park, tickets range from $10-$17. For more information call 368-5865 or visit www.jackolanternlouisville.com.
  • Wednesday, October 24: Trick or Treatment at the Crescent Hill Reservoir and Gatehouse from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. This is a free event open to the public. For more information, please visit http://louisvillewater.com/newsroom/join-us-trick-or-treatment-october-24.
  • Friday, October 26: Free Dive-in movie at 7:00 p.m. at the Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center, 201 Reservoir Avenue. Movie is Ghostbusters Answer the Call.
  • Friday, October 26: Northeast Christian Church/Clifton Campus is hosting a party for the whole family! Join them for Kidabalou from 7:00 – 9:30 p.m. at Breslin Park, 1388 Lexington Road. There will be music, candy, food, inflatable jumpies and trunk-or-treating.
  • Saturday, October 27: Halloween in Brown Park from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. For more information visit http://www.stmatthewschamber.com/1004-2/.
  • Sunday, October 28: LMPD 1st Division Family Fright Night from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at 416 N. 29th Street. Enjoy trick-or-treating, a haunted house, characters and other fun surprises. Event is for children 13 and younger. This event is free and open to the public.

Go Vote, Louisville!


Most of us in Kentucky can only vote on Election Day, November 6, from 6 am - 6 pm at the precinct where we are registered. To help make a plan to vote, you can find your polling location at https://vrsws.sos.ky.gov/vic/


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, can be found here: http://elections.jeffersoncountyclerk.org/absentee-voting/


If you qualify to vote by absentee ballot, you can do that now by requesting a mail-in ballot (deadline October 30), or by voting in-house at the Jefferson County Clerk’s Election Center, which has moved to 701 West Ormsby Avenue, Suite 301.


In-house Voting Dates:

Monday – Friday       


Exercise your right to register and vote this fall! 

Candidate Forums

League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters of Louisville is hosting a series of Candidate Forums to give voters the opportunity to hear the positions of candidates running for office in the November elections. The public is encouraged to attend to gain information to help them decide who could best represent their interests.

Each candidate will begin with an opening statement and then will respond to questions asked by a moderator from the League of Women Voters of Louisville. Each candidate will also make a closing statement. The questions were developed by the League with input from residents throughout the county.

These Forums, listed below, offer a unique opportunity to hear candidates’ ideas and positions.


  • School Board District 3: Jenny Benner, James Craig, Derek Guy. Tuesday, October 23, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Ballard High School, 6000 Old Brownsboro Road

NEIGHBORHOOD FORUMS: Metro Council, Kentucky House of Representatives, and Kentucky Senate Races

  • OCTOBER 18, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. KY House 35: Lisa Willner & Donna Lawlor. KY House 38: McKenzie Cantrell & Karl Licht. KY House 40: Nima Kulkarni & Joshua Neubert. Iroquois Library, 601 W. Woodlawn
  • OCTOBER 22, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Metro Council 13: Jennifer Alexander & Mark Fox. KY House 37: Jeff Donohue & Katherine Sweeton-Windsor. KY Senate 38: Dan Seum, Brenda Board, Andrew Bailey. Fairdale Library, 10620 W. Manslick Rd.
  • OCTOBER 23, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Metro Council 11: Kevin J. Kramer & Derek Trent Ashcraft. KY House 31: Josie Raymond & Leigh Anne Boland Jones. KY Senate 14: Stephanie Compton & Jimmy Higdon. The Jeffersonian, 10617 Taylorsville Road.
  • OCTOBER 24, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Metro Council 25: Harold Temoth Henley, Jr. & David Yates. KY House 44: Joni Jenkins & Margaret Adkins. Southwest Library, 9725 Dixie Hwy.
  • OCTOBER 29, 6:30- 8:30 p.m. KY House 48: Ken Fleming & Maria Solis. KY Senate 26: Ernie Harris & Karen Berg. Westport Road Baptist Church, 9705 Westport Road.
  • OCTOBER 29, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Metro Council 19: Anthony B. Piagentini & William R. Ackerman III. KY House 36: Maurice Sweeney & Jerry Miller. KY Senate 20: Dave Suetholz & Paul Hornback. Middletown Library, 200 N. Juneau Dr.
  • OCTOBER 30, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. KY House 29: Ronel Brown & Kevin Bratcher. KY House 46: Alan Gentry & James Stansbury. South Central Library, 7300 Jefferson Blvd.

For further information contact the League at 502-895-5218 or email: lwvlouisville@gmail.com.

Doing Business With Your City Fair – October 23

Do you own a business? Want to do work with the City? Louisville Metro Government invites you to attend a Doing Business with Your City Fair on Tuesday, October 23 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Center for African-American Heritage, 1701 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd. All Metro Departments will be there.

Certified Minority, Women and Disability-Owned Companies should RSVP to Bobbi Selmon with the Human Relations Commission at 574-3631. Louisville Metro Human Relations Commission will have laptops available for certification application assistance onsite, to certify new businesses.

Doing Business

Free Shredding Event November 3


Louisville residents are invited to bring unneeded documents to be shredded and disposed of at a free event on Saturday, November 3, from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Citizens can protect themselves from identify theft by bringing items to the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, 1030 Phillips Lane.


Businesses may not participate in this event. All paper materials will be shredded onsite and recycled. The shredding services are donated by Shred-It.

Scooter/Low-Speed Vehicle Rules Finalized


The age of dockless vehicles-bicycles and power assisted scooters that can be checked out from a fleet without human assistance or going to a docking station--has arrived in Louisville. These find-and-ride vehicles offer an option for getting around the city. Read below for a set of common sense rules and recommendations for both riders and fleet operators. Here are some highlights:

Rider rules and recommendations

  • Must ride in roadways, and in bike lanes or bike paths where available
  • Must not ride on sidewalks except when leaving or accessing a parking location
  • Keep to the right of the rightmost lane, except when making left turns
  • Yield to pedestrians
  • Offer the right of way to bicycles in bike lanes
  • Obey all traffic laws
  • When parking, do not obstruct walking area of sidewalk or block building entrances
  • Wear a helmet

Fleet rules and recommendations

  • Operation is restricted to the area within Interstate 264 except for a southern extension to Palatka Road including Iroquois Park and a western extension to Shawnee Park
  • Up to four operators will be permitted
  • Initial fleet restricted to 150 vehicles per operator with gradual increases to 1,050 as required conditions are met.
  • Must maintain a 24-hour customer service phone number which shall be posted on each vehicle and within the method used for checking out vehicles
  • Power assisted speed of vehicles must not exceed 15 miles per hour
  • All vehicles must have always-on front and rear lights visible from at least 300 feet away
  • Must have ability to lock individual vehicles deemed or reported as unsafe

See the full Dockless Vehicle Policy 

FREE Mammogram Screenings – December 7


On Friday, December 7, from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm, the 9th District office, in partnership with U of L Hospital and the James Graham Brown Cancer Center, will offer FREE mammograms at United Crescent Hill Ministries (UCHM), 150 S. State Street.  To make an appointment, please contact my office at 574-3908.  Mammograms are for women age 40 and over. There is no cost to eligible women without insurance.  Women with insurance will need to bring their card so a claim may be filed.

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, October 18: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host a movie discussion on Dial M for Murder at 6:30 p.m. For more information, please contact the branch at 574-1793.


Thursday, October 18: Carmichael's Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, to host a Carmichael's Loves Poetry Event featuring Maureen Moorehead, Gray Zeitz and Mitchell L.H. Douglass at 7:00 p.m. Questions, please contact the store at 896-6950.


Friday, October 19: Louisville Sierra Club Social Dinner at 7:00 p.m. at Porcini's, 2730 Frankfort Avenue. Please contact Judy Lyons at 585-3806 or Gloria Kemper-O'Neil at 458-5253 before noon on 10/18 to allow for accurate reservations.


Saturday, October 20: Annual Fall Community Clean-up in partnership with Brightside from 8:30 am - Noon.   Volunteers should plan to meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Keats & Frankfort public parking lot. The cleanup will officially begin at 9:00 a.m.  FREE coffee provided by Heine Brothers' Coffee and FREE breakfast sandwiches provided by Clifton McDonald's.  FREE bags, gloves, tools and t-shirts (on first-come, first-serve basis) will be provided. Volunteers will be working along Frankfort Avenue to trim trees and clean grates.


Monday, October 22: Woman’s Club of St. Matthews Open House. The club invites anyone who is interested in knowing more about the Woman’s Club of St. Matthews to an Open House from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the St. Matthews Community Center, 310 Ten Pin Lane. Light refreshments will be served. Membership is open to all women of Kentucky and Indiana. Drop by and see why the Woman’s Club of St. Matthews has been around for 80 years. Visitors are not obligated to membership.


Saturday, October 23: American Printing House for the Blind to host Halloween Mask Masking from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at 1839 Frankfort Avenue. Make reservations by October 19. Call 899-2213 or email kcarpenter@aph.org to register.


Tuesday, October 23: District 9 Community Conversation at 6:30 p.m. at the Water Tower, 3005 River Road. We’ll have information about short term rentals, including current ordinances and proposed changes. We also want to hear your comments about this or any other issue. Please mark your calendar and join us – and bring along a friend or neighbor!


Wednesday, October 24: Trick or Treatment with Louisville Water from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Gatehouse at the Crescent Hill Reservoir. Bring the entire family, costumes encouraged. Event includes a plant tour, prizes fun science experiments and snacks! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Parking available along Reservoir Avenue.


Wednesday, October 24: Just Creations, 2722 Frankfort Avenue, invites you to attend a Fair-Trade Chocolate Bake-Off from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. For more information and to sign up, please click here. Questions, please call the store at 897-7319.

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