District 9 eNews - Thursday, October 25, 2018


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Councilman Bill Hollander
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Kyle Ethridge
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Happy Halloween! Enjoy These 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.
  • 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.
  • Monday, October 29: Join Olmsted Parks Conservancy at Baringer Hill in Cherokee Park for a fun Halloween event! Enjoy the Scenic Loop car-free Choose imageall day and stick around for our Hayride on the Hill from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. Free hayrides and live music! Food (including The Comfy Cow ice cream), beverages and beer for sale. Thanks to Rainbow Blossom for supporting this free family event! Visit olmstedparks.org/events/event/hayride-on-the-hill to register.
  • Wednesday, October 31: Halloween on Hillcrest. Come see the Halloween decorated houses. Trick-or-Treating is from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. Bring a non-perishable food to drop off in donation boxes along Hillcrest to benefit United Crescent Hill Ministries.
  • Wednesday, October 31: The Churches of 2800 Frankfort (Crescent Hill Baptist (CHBC), St. Mark’s Episcopal and Third Lutheran) invite you to two celebrations of Trunk or Treat in the parking lots of St. Mark’s and CHBC and Halloween on Birchwood. Inside CHBC, get your photo taken, enjoy cider, coffee, popcorn and goodies for the kids. Event runs from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Edith Road Has Reopened


Edith Road has reopened after state and city testing confirmed that a clay cap installed as a protective layer over the old Edith Avenue landfill at Champions Park has not been disturbed.


The state Energy and Environment Cabinet and an environmental firm hired by the city took samples from the area earlier this month, which were then sent to two separate independent labs to verify there is no contamination and the site continues to be safe.


A contractor is smoothing out ruts and tracks left on the park grounds after heavy rain and flooding caused cancellation of the annual Bourbon & Beyond and Louder Than Life festivals in September. The gates around that portion will remain up while that work is being done.


Restoration work on the other sections of Champions Park is also underway.

Congratulations, Debbie Deatherage

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Congratulations to D9 resident Debbie Deatherage on receiving the Rider-Shaw White Cane Safety Award for her tireless efforts to improve safety for blind and visually impaired individuals in our community.

This award recognizes a visually impaired citizen that has made a significant contribution to the community either on a local, regional, or national level.  Debbie has served the community in many ways, and currently serves as President of the Kentucky Council of the Blind.

The Kentucky Council of the Blind is the statewide affiliate of the American Council of the Blind in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  With 300-plus members, a weekly audio magazine, a bimonthly newsletter, informative email lists, and eight local and special-interest chapters that each offer events, advocacy, information and referral, and peer support, KCB is reaching more and more Kentuckians with its message of equality, opportunity and independence.

Congratulations, Debbie.

Free Louisville City Tickets for Saturday, Oct. 27

Louisville FC

The D9 office has received a limited number of free Louisville City FC tickets for the playoff game this Saturday, October 27 at 7:30 p.m. at Louisville Slugger Field. Louisville City FC will be playing Bethlehem Steel FC.

D9 households may request a maximum of four tickets. Tickets are available first-come, first served until they run out. Please click here to request tickets.

Tickets will be available for pickup from the D9 office on Friday, October 26. More details will be emailed to those receiving tickets after you submit your request online.

Thanks for Participating at the D9 Fall Cleanup

Cleanup Group Photo

Thanks again for all the volunteers who came out on Saturday to help spruce up The Avenue. Volunteers worked in groups to trim trees, weed, mulch and pick up trash along Frankfort Avenue from Stilz to Story. Click here to check out photos from the event.

Sustainability Story: Sustainable Solutions Solar Tour

solar tour

Learn more about solar options on the 2018 Louisville Solar Tour on Saturday, October 27 from 9:00 a.m. – Noon. The tour is being held in conjunction with the National Solar Tour held each year in October. Leaving from the Passionist Earth & Spirit Center Undercroft, at 1924 Newburg Road, the group will tour residential and commercial installations of solar arrays from various installers and a new and unique solar power installation at 4510 River Road. There will also be an opportunity to meet with solar experts and homeowners at sites that show how you can go solar at your home or business. There is a suggested donation of $5-$50 (workshop valued at $50). Transportation will be provided. Seats are limited and pre-registration is required. 

For reservations or information, email admin@earthandspiritcenter.org or call 502.452.2749. Register for the bus tour here: https://tinyurl.com/2018solartour

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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Neighborhood Notification – UCHM CUP


United Crescent Hill Ministries (UCHM) plans to submit a development proposal to request a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for 1815 Arlington Avenue, Case # 18CUP1088. It is planning to re-purpose the boiler building currently used for storage to become the food pantry for UCHM. The new space will provide a client choice model for food distribution for low-wealth families to choose their items for their family and their own dietary concerns. The current pantry is located in the UCHM property directly across the parking lot from the boiler building. On average, UCHM serves 140 to 150 households each month in the community.


In accordance with the procedures of Louisville Metro Planning and Design Services, you are invited to a meeting to discuss this development proposal on Wednesday, November 7 at 7:00 p.m. at UCHM, 150 S. State Street. This will be an informal meeting to give you the opportunity to review the proposed plan and discuss the proposal.

Public Comment for Proposed Ordinance

metro seal

A proposed Ordinance dealing with Itinerant Vendors, Peddlers, and Solicitors is now before the Louisville Metro Council’s Public Works, Facilities, Transportation and Accessibility Committee. The ordinance would affect food trucks, among other vendors. The sponsors of the Ordinance are asking for public comment as the legislation moves forward.

The public may comment online by accessing a new webpage on the Metro Council Clerk’s Homepage that shows the current ordinance and the proposed changes, and offers a comment section.

The Public Works Committee has announced two public hearings regarding the proposed Ordinance. On October 30th, all businesses that are currently regulated as vendors will be able to testify on the Ordinance. Each person will be given three minutes to make a statement and be available for questions by any committee members. On November 13th, anyone else who would like to comment on the new proposal will be invited to speak.

Following those hearings, the Committee will begin its discussion on the Ordinance. Online comments will be taken up to Friday, November 16th.

All meetings are carried live on Metro TV, Spectrum Cable Channel 184 or on UVERSE at Channel 99. All meetings of the Metro Council are streamed live. Go to the Metro Council Home page at www.Louisvilleky.gov/metrocouncil  and click on the Metro Council Agendas link.

To access the new page that explains the proposed changes in the Itinerate Vendors, Peddlers and Solicitors Ordinance, go to: https://louisvilleky.gov/government/metro-council/proposed-changes-itinerant-vendors-peddlers-and-solicitors-ordinance 

Go Vote, Louisville!

Go Vote!

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! 

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.

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.

Please Don’t Flush Wipes


Courier-Journal Food Access Survey


Is it hard to for you to get food where you live? What makes it easy or difficult? The Courier Journal wants to know. The newspaper has received support from the University of Southern California's Center for Health Journalism to embark on a project about food insecurity in Louisville, with the goal of presenting solutions that fit our community. You can help the newspaper make sense of what's going on here by taking this survey: https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/2018/10/01/courier-journal-launches-louisville-grocery-survey/1414590002/. The Courier-Journal won't publish any information you share without your permission.

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 25Carmichael's Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, to host Catherine Guthrie at 7:00 p.m. Questions, please contact the store at 896-6950.


Friday, October 26: Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center, 201 Reservoir Avenue, to host a dive-in move at 7:00 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m. Plan to watch, Ghostbusters: Answer the Call on the lawn. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Concessions will be open during the event.


Friday, October 26: 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, October 26: Just Creations, 2722 Frankfort Avenue, to host a community shopping night to benefit St. Andrew United Church of Christ Mission Program 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.


Saturday, October 27: Halloween in Brown Park from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Event includes games, music, hayrides, with trick-or-treating beginning at 11:30 a.m. The trail for Trick-or-Treating runs into the woods on the shorter path, while the hayride runs on the outside longer path.


Monday, October 29: Join Olmsted Parks Conservancy at Baringer Hill in Cherokee Park for a fun Halloween event! Enjoy the Scenic Loop car-free all day and stick around for the Hayride on the Hill from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. Free hayrides and live music! Food (including The Comfy Cow ice cream), beverages and beer for sale. Thanks to Rainbow Blossom for supporting this free family event! Visit olmstedparks.org/events/event/hayride-on-the-hill to register.


Wednesday, October 31: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host booked for lunch book discussion on Clay's Quilt by Silas House at 1:00 p.m. For more information, please contact the branch at 574-1793.


Wednesday, October 31: Halloween on Hillcrest Avenue. This time of year, Hillcrest Avenue becomes a destination where visitors can see up to fifty homes between Brownsboro Road and Frankfort Avenue all decked out for Halloween. Bring canned goods or non-perishable foods to donate to United Crescent Hill Ministries at the designated collection bins on each block.

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