District 9 eNews - Thursday, November 8, 2018


Bill Hollander

Councilman Bill Hollander
601 West Jefferson Street
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Kyle Ethridge
Legislative Assistant
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Leaves Piling Up?


Trees were late to turn colors and lose their leaves this year but there are plenty of leaves now. Remember that leaves set out for curbside pickup in Jefferson County cannot be in plastic bags. Instead, use compostable paper yard waste bags or reusable containers. Better yet, mulch leaves into your lawn.

Louisville Metro residents not mulching autumn leaves into their lawns or using curbside collection will have the option to dispose of them at one of three drop-off sites.

Metro Public Works is offering a free leaf drop-off service now through Saturday, December 1. 

Please see below drop off locations and dates. Drop-off will not be available on November 22 and 23 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Only loose leaves will be accepted. Containers used to bring leaves to the drop-off sites must be disposed of off-site by residents.

Leaf drop off sites through December 1:

  • Public Works Yard, 10500 Lower River Road (enter from Bethany Lane) on Tuesday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Public Works East District Operations Center, 595 Hubbards Lane on Tuesday – Saturday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Leaf drop off sites beginning November 20 through December 1, after Waste Reduction Center reopens:

The Louisville Metro Waste Reduction Center (WRC) is now closed for two weeks for repairs. The facility, which offers drop-off disposal of large waste items at 636 Meriwether Avenue, will reopen on Tuesday November 20.

During the closure, the WRC will not be available for leaf drop-off service that has begun at two other locations. Leaf drop-off at the WRC will begin when the facility reopens on November 20 and continue at all three sites through December 1.

  • Public Works Waste Reduction Center, 636 Meriwether Avenue on Tuesday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday from   9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)


The LIHEAP Program that helps low income residents of Jefferson County with their utility bills has officially begun.

LIHEAP, the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, is a federally funded, income-based program that provides financial help to low-income households in meeting the costs of heating their home. The LIHEAP Subsidy Component is a one-time assistance benefit, which is paid directly to the heating vendor. The LIHEAP Subsidy Component will operate through Dec. 14, 2018, or until funding is depleted, whichever comes first.

Residents wishing to apply must schedule an appointment utilizing the automated appointment system. The appointment system is currently open and is available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Appointments can be scheduled by phone by calling 502-991-8391 or online at louisvilleky.cascheduler.com.

Applicants must be Louisville Metro/Jefferson County residents with a household income at or below 130 percent of the federal poverty guidelines. For the Subsidy Component of LIHEAP, residents can apply regardless of the status of their utility bills.

Applicants must also provide the following documentation:

  • Proof of all household income for the preceding month (Food Stamp award letter, Social Security Award letter, pay stubs, etc. or proof of $0 income.) Note: Zero Income forms are available at the Office of Resilience and Community Services office at 701 W. Ormsby Ave., Suite 201 or by clicking here.
  • Proof of Social Security number for each member of the household.
  • Most current heating bill; or statement from your landlord if heating expenses are included in your rent; or statement from your utility company if you participate in a pre-pay electric program. Please bring the account number and name on the account for main heating fuel sources and electric.

LIHEAP applications will be completed at the time of the appointment at one of the six locations listed below. 

  • Northwest Neighborhood Place/Academy at Shawnee, 4018 W Market St., 40212
  • South Central Neighborhood Place, 4255 Hazelwood Ave., 40215
  • Neighborhood Place Ujima/Duvalle Education Center, 3610 Bohne Ave., 40211
  • Neighborhood Place/Bridges of Hope, 1411 Algonquin Pkwy., 40210
  • Newburg Community Center/East, 4810 Exeter Ave, 40218
  • Southwest Government Center/Dixie Highway location. 7219 Dixie Highway, 40258

Individuals who are unable to apply for this program in person may send a representative on their behalf with a note including the applicant’s signature and phone number. Residents who are homebound and who are unable to send a representative may call 502/780-7937.

Callers who require more information can contact MetroCall 311 by simply dialing 311 or (502) 574-5000, email metro.call@louisvilleky.gov, visit the website’s On Line Customer Service or Live Chat at http://www.louisvilleky.gov/metrocall, tweet @LouMetro311, or download the free Mobile 311 app from the website.  Residents can also call Metro United Way’s 2-1-1 help referral service.

Pancakes! – November 10

Boy Scouts

One of my favorite neighborhood events, the 61st Annual Pancake Breakfast sponsored by Boy Scout Troop 1 and Cub Scout Pack 1 is this weekend.

The event is at Crescent Hill United Methodist Church, 201 S. Peterson Avenue, from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Tickets, available at the door, are $7; children under 5 are free. See you Saturday for pancakes.

Sustainability Story: Brightside Community-Wide Planting Day – Nov. 10


Louisville needs more trees! A 2015 study found that we were losing 54,000 trees a year. Other studies show that tree losses hurt our health by diminishing air quality and contributing to our urban heat island.

In response, Metro Council passed a Public Tree Ordinance and initiated a review of the tree regulations in the Land Development Code. We also need to plant trees, particularly in parts of the community where we have too few of them.

Brightside will be hosting a Community-Wide Planting Day on Saturday November 10 from 10:00 a.m. until Noon in the right-of-way along Broadway.  Brightside will be planting 115 trees from 21st St to 37th St and they are recruiting volunteers from the community to come and experience a hands-on volunteer opportunity.  Volunteers will be gathering at the Kroger Overflow Lot located at 2710 W Broadway; 40211.

If you, or anyone you know, would be interested in participating, please call the Brightside offices at 574-2613 or click here to register.

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

Dining Out for Life – November 14

Dining out for life

Mark your calendars and dine out on Wednesday, November 14, for Dining Out for Life to raise funds for the House of Ruth. More than 30 locally owned restaurants, many in D9, pledge 25% of their proceeds that day to the House of Ruth. Its mission is providing housing and support services for people with HIV/AIDS and their families who are homeless, at risk of losing their homes, or need financial help. There are breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. For a list of participating restaurants visit: www.houseofruth.net. D9 participants include Porcini, The Hub, El Mundo, Irish Rover, Blue Dog Bakery, Red Hog, and Volare.

If you are interested in volunteering during the event, please contact Katrina Hutchins at 587-5080 or email khutchins@houseofruth.net for more information.

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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Whitehall Candlelight Tour – November 23


Whitehall House and Gardens, 3110 Lexington Road, will host a Candlelight Tour on Friday, November 23, from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. Advance tickets are $10 online at www.historicwhitehall.org or by calling 897-2944. Admission will be $12 at the door and $5 for children under 10 years old. Enjoy displays by local floral and event designers, refreshments and live music.

Notice of Public Hearing for Third Lutheran Church – Nov. 27

Third Lutheran

The Metro Council Planning, Zoning & Annexation Committee is holding a public hearing regarding the old Third Lutheran Church property, 1860 Frankfort Avenue, on Tuesday, November 27, at 1:30 p.m. at Metro Council Chambers, 601 W. Jefferson Street.

The hearing is regarding a proposed ordinance changing the zoning from R-7 residential multi-family to C-R commercial/residential on property located at 1860 Frankfort Avenue containing 0.56 acres and being in Louisville Metro (Case No. 18ZONE1039). This is a change from the applicant’s proposal to rezone the property C-1, which would have allowed more intensive uses.

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.

“Meet with Bill” – November 29

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I am always happy to hear from constituents.  To make meeting with me in person more convenient, I hold office hours at various places around District 9, in addition to our regular, evening D9 Community Conversations.  On Thursday, November 29, from 10:00 a.m. – Noon, I’ll be at the Jewish Family & Career Center, 2821 Klempner Way. Please stop by with any questions or concerns. You can also call anytime at 574-1109 or email me.

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.

Volunteers Needed for the 2018 Tax Season


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.

Volunteer Opportunity to Support the Children of Fallen Active Duty Service Members


The Louisville Owens & Minor Distribution Center, in partnership with A Soldier’s Child Foundation, will host a two-day Birthday Shopping and Wrapping Event to support 200 children of fallen Active Duty Servicemen and Servicewomen.  The event will be held December 4 and 5, 2018.  Volunteers are asked to shop for birthday gifts at a local store or wrap birthday presents at the Owens & Minor Distribution Center.  There are no associated costs for volunteers.  Interested volunteers can learn more details about the event and register online here.  Please contact Matt Fitzwater at 502-671-7551 if you have any questions.

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 8: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host a movie screening of The Adventures of Robin Hood at 6:00 p.m. Epic swashbuckler about the regal outlaw hero and loyal-to-King-Richard defender of the realm who, with the help of his merry men, takes on usurping traitor Prince John and his mutinous minions. Questions, please contact the branch at 574-1793.


Thursday, November 8: Crescent Hill Community Council Chili Night from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S. Peterson Avenue. If you are interested in providing chili for the event, please contact Diana Gautier at dianag60@bellsouth.net.


Friday, November 9: St. Matthews Area Ministries (St. MAM) Pulling Together Auction and Banquet from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. at 3701 Frankfort Avenue. The evening includes a Patriotic theme with dinner & live music, silent auction, live auction, recognitions, and more! 


Saturday, November 10: Boy Scouts of America Troop 1 to host the 61st Annual Pancake Breakfast from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Crescent Hill United Methodist Church, 201 S. Peterson Avenue. Cost is $7 per person, children under 5 are free.


Saturday, November 10: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host an adult book discussion at 10:30 a.m. Plan to discuss, The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman. Questions, please contact the branch at 574-1793.


Saturday, November 10: American Printing House for the Blind to host Reclaiming the Dream: Rehabilitation for Blinded Veterans in WWI from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at 1839 Frankfort Avenue. Make reservations by November 9. Call 899-2213 or email kcarpenter@aph.org to register.


Tuesday, November 13: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host eBay for beginners at 2:00 p.m. Questions, please contact the branch at 574-1793.


Tuesday, November 13: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host the importance of confidence at 7:00 p.m. Arleen Carr, a certified counselor, will teach techniques and strategies that can help strengthen one’s confidence. Questions, please contact the branch at 574-1793.

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