District 9 eNews - Thursday, November 1, 2018


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Councilman Bill Hollander
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It’s Time to 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 can be found here

If you qualify to vote by absentee ballot, you can do that 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 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.

Don’t Forget to Turn Back Clock on November 4

Daylight Saving Time

Sunday, November 4 at 2:00 a.m. clocks need to be turned backward one hour. Also, don’t forget to reset lighting timers, thermostats, security systems and other clocks in your household. It’s also a great time to check all smoke alarms.

St. MAM “Pulling Together” Auction/Banquet – Nov. 9


Join the St. Matthews Area Ministries (St. MAM) as it celebrates the 24th annual "Pulling Together" Auction/Banquet on Friday, November 9, from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. at The Olmsted, 3701 Frankfort Avenue. The evening includes a patriotic theme with dinner & live music, silent auction, live auction, recognitions, and more! Please plan to attend for a perfect prelude to the holidays as St. MAM continues to address the unmet needs in our community!

Tickets are $55 per person or $550 for a table of ten. For tickets, please call Julie at 893-0205. Deadline is today, Thursday, November 1.

Sustainability Story: Free Trees


It’s tree planting season and events this weekend and next weekend offer free trees and opportunities to plant them.

On Saturday, November 3, it’s the 1st Annual TreeFest at the Flea Off Market, 1007 E. Jefferson Street, from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Three hundred trees and mulch will be given away, and other trees will be available for sale.

The following week, TreesLouisville is hosting a free tree giveaway, on Saturday, November 10 from 10:00 a.m. – Noon, at YouthBuild Louisville, 800 S. Preston St.

Trees are available on a first come, first served basis. Recipients must be residents of Jefferson County (proof of residence required - driver’s license, utility bill, etc.), and recipients may take home up to three trees each. Species available: Sugar Maple, Serviceberry, American Hornbeam, Redbud, Flowering Dogwood, Tulip Poplar, Blackgum, Hop Hornbeam, and Swamp White Oak.

Make a plan to plant trees this Fall!

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

Plant Trees in Portland


Please join Louisville Grows on Saturday, November 3 for its 14th Neighborhood Tree Planting event as volunteers plant trees in Louisville's historic Portland neighborhood.  The organizations is looking for 200 volunteers. Come out for a great day of community building while playing in the dirt to make Louisville greener!

A light breakfast and lunch will be provided to all volunteers. Louisville Grows will provide gloves and water bottles. Meet at Healthy House, 1641 Portland Avenue, beginning at 9:30 am.  

To see all of the volunteering opportunities for the Portland tree planting, visit SignUp Genius here.

Help Support Brightside by Buying Canopy Trees


In preparation for the Brightside Community-Wide Planting Day on Saturday, November 10th, Brightside is partnering with several local garden centers to host plant sales in support of its programs and initiatives. 

Purchase canopy trees from The Plant Kingdom located at 4101 Westport Road now until Sunday, November 4th. The Plant Kingdom will donate 10% of all canopy tree sales to Brightside.

If you are interested in helping Brightside and its volunteers plant 115 trees for the 5th annual planting day, please join them at the Kroger Overflow Lot at 2710 West Broadway. Please register here.

Volunteers Needed for the 2018 Tax Season

tax appointment

For the past several years, the District 9 office has hosted a mobile tax preparation offering free tax preparation to individuals and families under a certain income bracket. Each year we depend on volunteers to help prepare taxes and greet clients at our mobile site. We have a few dedicated volunteers that help us out every year, but we need more! We hope you’ll consider joining our team!

If you are interested in volunteering for the 2018 tax season (January-April 2019) please contact www.labcservices.org or call 574-5687. The first volunteer training will be offered in December. Volunteers are needed to help prepare taxes AND greet clients. Click here to view a list of available positions. Click here to fill out a volunteer form.

Steve-O’s Italian Kitchen: ABC Notification

Clifton Pizza

The former Cliftons Pizza is soon to be the second outlet for Steve-O's Italian Kitchen. More information is in the Insider Louisville article here.

Attached, please find a Change in Ownership memo and Courier-Journal Legal announcement for an NQ2 Restaurant Retail Drink, Sunday Liquor by the Drink, and NQ Retail Malt Beverage by the Package license(s) being applied for, located at 2230 Frankfort Avenue (old Cliftons Pizza now Steve-O's Italian Kitchen), Louisville, KY, 40206. The ad ran in The Courier-Journal Wednesday, October 24, 2018.

Any person, association, corporation, or body politic may protest the granting of the license by writing the Dept. of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 1003 Twilight Trail, Frankfort, KY 40601-8400, within 30 days of the date of this legal publication.

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.

200 Colonial

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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.

New Electric Vehicle Charging Station in Seneca Park

electric vehicle

Drivers of electric vehicles in Louisville have yet another place to “fill up” their batteries with the installation of a new public charging station at Seneca Park through Louisville Gas and Electric Company’s EV Charging Station Program.

The Seneca Park station is the fourth in District 9. It joins electric vehicle charging stations at 2319 and 2752 Frankfort Avenue and 4136 Shelbyville Road.

Seneca Park was chosen using data collected by Drive Clean Louisville, a Metro Government initiative that promotes the benefits of alternative fuel vehicles. A survey asked the public to identify places in Louisville in need of vehicle chargers, and Seneca Park was among the top spots named. 

LG&E is locating this and other stations around the Louisville area through its EV Charging Station Program to meet the growing demand for accessible, convenient charging facilities as more motorists embrace electric vehicles.

Located on Rock Creek Drive near the restrooms and tennis courts, the Seneca Park charging station will be available to the public for an hourly fee during normal park hours. The station is equipped with convenient quick-pay options and safety features, including charging plugs that lock in place when not in use. 

Through LG&E and KU’s EV Charging Station Program, which was approved in 2016 by the Kentucky Public Service Commission, the utilities host nine additional publicly-accessible charging stations. Customers also can host vehicle charging stations at their locations for public and private use through the program. The utilities continue to evaluate potential locations for additional public charging stations across their service territories.  

  • For more on LG&E’s EV charger network, visit lge-ku.com/ev 
  • To find out more about Drive Clean Louisville, click here.  
  • For more data on the Louisville Metro Government EV charging station location survey, click here.

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, November 1Waterfront Botanical Gardens Annual Meeting from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at The Olmsted, 3701 Frankfort Ave. Tickets $25 non-members, FREE to current WBG members. Come out for a light dinner, updates on the project from the WBG board and staff, and featured talk from Spencer Crews, retired Executive Director of Lauritzen Gardens in Omaha, another botanical garden built on a former landfill. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.


Thursday, November 1: Crescent Hill Community Council Neighborhood meeting at 7:00 p.m. at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S. Peterson Avenue.


Thursday, November 1: Carmichael’s Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, to host Daniel Meyer at 7:00 p.m. Please join for a fun, Halloween-themed event. Questions, please contact the store at 896-6950.


Saturday, November 3Bingham 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


Tuesday, November 6: Butchertown Neighborhood Meeting at 6:00 p.m. at Fast Signs, 600 E. Main Street.


Wednesday, November 7Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host 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. Questions, please contact the branch at 574-1793.

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