District 9 eNews - Thursday, November 15, 2018


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Happy Thanksgiving – No eNews Next Week

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! Metro offices will be closed on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23.

The eNews will take a break next week too. We’ll be back on November 29.

No Garbage, Recycling or Yard Waste Collection

Metro Seal

There will be no residential garbage, recycling or yard waste collection within the Louisville Metro Urban Services District (former Louisville city limits) on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22.

Residents who normally have garbage/yard waste/recycling collection on Thursday will have service instead on Friday, Nov. 23. The regular Friday collection will be delayed until Saturday, Nov. 24. Collection will also be delayed in the City of St. Matthews.

Staffed recycling centers, the Metro Waste Reduction Center and the Haz Bin hazardous waste facility will be closed Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23. Leaf drop-off will also not be available those days. All four services will resume on Saturday.

Residents who rely on private haulers for garbage, recycling and yard waste collection should consult those haulers about holiday collection schedules.

Coffee with a Cop – November 16

Coffee with a Cop

Join your neighbors and police officers for coffee and conversation on Friday, November 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Heine Brothers Coffee, 119 Chenoweth Lane. 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 at 574-7636.

Please Help Feed the Hungry

Scouting for Food

Boy Scouts will be in many neighborhoods collecting non-perishable food items (no glass items) this weekend. Food collected will help local food pantries feed the hungry. You can help by placing your food donation on your front porch by Saturday, November 17, at 8:30 a.m.

If the Boy Scouts miss you, please drop off your food donation at any church or local food bank.

Sustainability Story: Make Your Voice Heard for Trees

Sustainability - trees

In response to the passage of a Metro Council resolution, Louisville Metro’s Planning & Design Services, the city’s agency responsible for reviewing development applications and ensuring they align with our planning and zoning regulations, will hold public meetings to engage with the public on an update of Chapter 10 of the Land Development Code. Chapter 10 concerns trees, landscaping and open space.

The resolution passed by Metro Council on October 11 asked the Planning Commission to review the Land Development Code and to review the tree preservation and planting requirements to preserve and increase Louisville’s tree canopy. The updates to Chapter 10 of the Land Development Code will only affect tree canopy requirements for development applications submitted to Planning & Design Services. The update follows a tree ordinance aimed at preserving and increasing the tree canopy on public rights of way, which was passed by Metro Council in 2017.

The meetings will take place at the following dates, locations and times:

  • November 27: Okolona Fire Department (8501 Preston Highway) from 12-2 p.m.
  • December 4: Portland branch of the Louisville Free Public Library (3305 Northwestern Parkway) from 6-8 p.m.
  • December 11: East Government Center (200 N. Juneau Drive) from 6-8 p.m.

Proposed changes to Chapter 10 of the Land Development Code are due to Metro Council by March 1, 2019. Changes related to tree requirements were last reviewed in 2014. Increases to preservation and planting requirement were deferred at that time pending the completion of an Urban Tree Canopy Assessment. The Assessment was complete in 2015 and showed a loss in tree canopy from 2004 to 2012 and predicted further losses without changes to City requirements.

For more information and a public comment form, please visit https://louisvilleky.gov/government/planning-design/land-development-code-chapter-10-update

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.

321 S Peterson3434 Grandview

Light Up Louisville – November 23

Light Up Louisville

Light Up Louisville is the official starting point for the holiday season in Louisville. This event has become a holiday tradition for scores of residents and their visiting friends and family. It is a day full of excitement, entertainment and community.

Light Up Louisville, always held the Friday after Thanksgiving, begins at 4:00 p.m., with children and families invited to take part in Santa’s Workshop, located this year in decorated chalets on Fifth and Jefferson streets. There, children can decorate cookies, write letters to Santa and send holiday cards to our troops, courtesy of Ford/UAW 862.

There will be a vendor village at Sixth and Jefferson streets, with holiday crafts, treats and gifts for sale. The Louisville Visitor Center on Fourth and Jefferson will be open during Light Up Louisville, offering giveaways, treats and activities.

There will not be an outdoor ice rink this year, but Light Up has added a 15-passenger train that children can ride around the block from Fifth and Jefferson to Market at no cost.

The main Light Up Louisville stage on the west lawn of Metro Hall will feature live entertainment beginning at 4:00 p.m. until the start of the Lots of Lights parade at 6:30 p.m.  The Lots of Lights Parade starts at Fourth and Liberty streets and turns onto Jefferson Street and disperses at Seventh and Jefferson streets. The parade will end with the arrival of a special guest from the North Pole, Santa Claus.  

Around 8:00 p.m., Mayor Fischer and Santa will gather on stage to illuminate the city Christmas tree located in Jefferson Square. The tree was donated by Christ Church United Methodist. The official Light Up moment will feature Zambelli fireworks, lasers and thousands of Christmas lights throughout downtown.

Following the Light Up moment, from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m., entertainment on the main stage will resume with a performance from Eight Inch Elvis. Children and families are invited to get a free picture with Santa Claus inside Santa’s House on Fifth and Jefferson streets.

For over 14 years, Light Up Louisville has been made possible through the support of Louisville’s largest utility company, LG&E.

The holidays are a perfect time to spread a little more compassion. Mayor Fischer asks residents to get involved in this year’s community-wide Toys for Tots drive a week after Light Up, on Friday, November 30. From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. that day, a special drive-thru lane will be set up in front of Metro Hall for an easy drop-off. Marines will be on site to assist.

Light Up Louisville sponsors include: LG&E, Louisville Tourism, Amazon, AT&T, Ford/UAW 862, Hyatt Regency, MetroPCS, Papa Murphy’s, 106.9 Play!, Louisville Magazine, Outfront Media, and WLKY. 

For more information, go to:  www.lightuplouisville.org.

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.

Shop Small This Holiday Season

The Avenue

Next week marks the beginning of the holiday shopping season and an important time for local retailers. Stores and restaurants along Frankfort Avenue, Chenoweth Lane, Shelbyville Road, Mellwood Avenue and everywhere else in D9 are all counting on a big season – and they need your help to ensure our local economy stays strong and vibrant.

Join in on a special Frankfort Avenue Holiday Hop on “Black Friday”, November 23. Trolley Hoppers are encouraged to spend the day eating, drinking and shopping along Frankfort Avenue.  Trolleys will run from 6:00 – 10:30 p.m. Many businesses will host music, refreshments and special sales. 

On Saturday, November 24, the whole country celebrates Small Business Saturday and there’s no better place to do it than at D9’s many local shops. 

Shop Small this holiday season to find unique items, keep your dollars here, and support the jobs created by local small businesses!

Santa Sprint & Stroll - December 1

Santa Sprint

The 23rd Annual Santa Sprint & Stroll is right around the corner! This merry 5k Run/ Walk is presented by the Frankfort Avenue Business Association, to benefit the work of United Crescent Hill Ministries.  It’s an event that The Courier Journal once called “more festive than the run-of-the-mill 5k,” with both serious runners and holiday merrymakers.  The Santa Sprint & Stroll features:

  • Flat and fast course running along historic Frankfort Avenue in Crescent Hill and Clifton
  • Refreshments served after the race
  • Age Group Awards for Top 3 Finishers
  • Photos with SANTA

The event begins at Barret Middle School, 2561 Grinstead Drive (enter from Peterson Avenue), at 9 a.m. on Saturday, December 1.  Registration starts at 7:30 a.m.

More information and registration is here.

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

Third Lutheran Church

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

Metro Seal

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.

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.

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 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.

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 15: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host a movie discussion on The Adventures of Robin Hood at 6:30 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 15: Carmichael's Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, to host Paul Alan Ruben, author of Terms of Engagement, stories of the father and son at 7:00 p.m. Questions, please call the store at 896-6950.

Friday, November 16: Coffee with a Cop at 9:00 a.m. at Heine Brothers' Coffee, 119 Chenoweth Lane. Join your neighbors and police officers for coffee and conversation. 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 at 574-7636.

Saturday, November 17: 2018 Neighborhood Summit from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Bellarmine University, Frazier Hall, 2001 Newburg Road. This is a one-day event that will inform, inspire and share experiences of great neighbors alongside partners in local government, business and peer cities. Tickets are $20 each and includes breakfast and lunch. Click here for more information and to register.

Sunday, November 18: Crescent Hill Baptist Church Youth Group invite you to attend a pancake breakfast at Crescent Hill Baptist Church, 2800 Frankfort Avenue, from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Enjoy pancakes, sausage, bacon, milk, juice and coffee. Cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children. This fundraiser will support Youth Passport 2019.

Sunday, November 18: Just Creations, 2722 Frankfort Avenue, hosts Llamarama, a special holiday shopping event for kids from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. The Llama League is a special club for children grades K-5. Questions, please contact the store at 897-7319.

Monday, November 19: League of Women Voters to host a Dinner and Democracy program at the Lang House, 115 S. Ewing. The topic will be Make Democracy Work: Participate. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 6:00 p.m. Donations will be accepted for the dinner.

Wednesday, November 21: Neighborhood Pedestrian and Bicycle Access Committee Meeting at 7:00 p.m. at United Crescent Hill Ministries, 150 S. State Street.

Thursday, November 22 & Friday, November 23: Thanksgiving Holiday - all Metro offices are closed. All collections (garbage, yard waste and recyclables) are delayed.

Friday, November 23: Light Up Louisville celebration begins at 4:00 p.m. at Fifth and Jefferson Streets. Activities include cookie decorating, writing letters to Santa, vendor village, and 15-passenger train. The Lots of Lights parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. The Christmas tree lighting begins at 8:00 p.m. For more information, please visit www.lightuplouisville.org. 

Friday, November 23: Whitehall House & Gardens, 3110 Lexington Road, is hosting the second annual Candlelight Tour. Visit this historic Mansion that will be beautifully decorated for the holiday season by local florists and vendors that have generously donated their time and talent. The event will feature light refreshments, sweet treats and live music. Visit www.historicwhitehall.org to see participating vendors. Tickets to the Candlelight Tour are $10 per person if you order online or by phone, $12 at the door. Children under 10 yrs.- $5. The Mansion will be open 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets please contact Whitehall at (502) 897-2944 or whitehall@historichomes.org.           

Saturday, November 24: Small Business Saturday! Trolleys will run along Frankfort Avenue between Noon - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 24: American Printing House for the Blind to host a Thanksgiving Open House from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at 1839 Frankfort Avenue. Make reservations by November 23. Holiday goodies and hot cider will be served. Call 899-2213 or email kcarpenter@aph.org to register.

Wednesday, November 28: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host Booked for Lunch at 1:00 p.m. Plan to discuss, Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Calahan. Questions, please contact the branch at 574-1793.

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