District 9 eNews - Thursday, December 13, 2018


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8th Annual Give-A-Jam to End Homelessness – Dec. 20

Give a Jam event

The 8th Annual Give-A-Jam to End Homelessness will be held on Thursday, December 20th from 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. at Headliners Music Hall, 1386 Lexington Road. The evening will feature performances by local musicians and artists including: Ben Sollee, John Gage, Tyrone Cotton, Relic with Michael Cleveland and many more. General admission is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. VIP tickets are $45 in advance and $50 the day of the show. Proceeds will benefit the Coalition for the Homeless and its efforts to end youth, veteran and chronic homelessness. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.louhomeless.org. Tickets may be available at the door, but the event has sold out in previous years so advanced tickets are encouraged.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.louhomeless.org.

Sustainability Story: Ginkgo Trees

Gingko Trees

We need more trees in Louisville. While Metro Council has passed a Public Tree Ordinance and asked the Planning Commission to come up with new rules for trees in development projects, non-profit groups and individuals are busy planting trees all over the community. 

D9 resident Art Williams has helped the effort by starting ginkgo trees from seed and donating them to Louisville Grows.  Here's his comment on this great photo of Art, Kedrick "Ked" Stanfield, Louisville Grows' executive director, and the trees.

"I was delighted yesterday to donate my fifty 3- year-old ginkgo trees I started from seed in 2016 to the wonderful Louisville nonprofit Louisville Grows....  I'm confident Ked will find them good homes around town to help improve our environment, reduce the urban heat island effect, sequester some carbon and live long, hardy lives. And drop those beautiful golden leaves every fall."

Louisville Grows promised to make sure the trees end up in loving hands. Thanks to both Art and Louisville Grows!  You can find more about the organization here: http://www.louisvillegrows.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.

15 Eastover Court

Leaf Drop-off Period Extended through December 22

Leaf drop off

Louisville Metro leaf drop-off service, originally scheduled to end December 1, has been extended by three weeks.  Metro residents not mulching autumn leaves into their lawns or using curbside collection have the option to dispose of them at one of three drop-off sites through December 22. 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:

Public Works Yard
10500 Lower River Road (enter from Bethany Lane)
Thursday – Saturday
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Public Works East District Operations Center
595 Hubbards Lane
Thursday – Saturday
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Public Works Waste Reduction Center
636 Meriwether Avenue
Tuesday – Friday:  9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday:  9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Yard Waste Suspended January – March

yard waste

Louisville Metro Solid Waste Management will be suspending the collection of yard waste in the Urban Services District (USD) beginning on January 21 through March 9, 2019. While individuals may request collection as needed during this time through MetroCall at 574-5000, please plan to set out your yard waste – including Christmas trees – BEFORE January 21.

Metro Parks Seeks Public Input on Aquatic Center

Aquatic Center

Louisville Metro Parks is seeking input on whether the City needs another aquatic center. Currently the only city pool that is open year-round is the Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center in Crescent Hill. Metro Parks is hosting a public meeting on Saturday, December 15 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at Central High School, 130 W. Chestnut Street. If you are unable to attend, you can provide feedback via email to parks@louisvilleky.gov or by filling out an online form here. Click here to read a WFPL story on the subject.

Fun & Affordable Activities During Winter Break

Winter Break

There are many free and low-cost activities to keep students active and engaged during the winter break. Camps, movies, parties and sports clinics are among the dozens of activities available during the Jefferson County Public Schools winter break, Dec. 24-Jan. 4, and throughout the month of December.

Louisville Parks and Recreation has published a Holiday Event guide that contains more than 30 events taking place during the month of December at community centers, the city’s two historic homes and more. The season is capped with a free winter break sports camp offered by University of Louisville basketball legend Robbie Valentine at Cyril Allgeier Community Center on Jan.3-4. To register for Valentine’s camp, click here

Also, the Louisville Free Public Library will offer more than 100 free programs for kids, teens, and families while school is out, including story times, crafts, film screenings, games, and more. As always, the library also offers a wide selection of books and DVDs to keep kids reading and entertained during the break—all for free. A complete list of library programs is available at http://www.lfpl.org/events

The Southwest Regional Library will host the Winter Wonderland Train Show — presented by K & I Model Rail Road Club —Dec. 22-Jan 6. The show is free and open during regular library hours, for more information, click here. 

In addition, the Kentucky Science Center is offering day camps for children ages Pre-K through grade 5. Children can attend as many days as they like or just do it a day at a time and learn about coding, robotics, engineering and more. For more information, click here.  

Louisville Parks and Recreation: https://bestparksever.com
Jefferson County Public Schools: https://www.jefferson.kyschools.us/
Kentucky Science Center: https://kysciencecenter.org/
Louisville Free Public Library: http://www.lfpl.org/

Volunteers Needed for the 2018 Tax Season

tax preparation

For the past several years, the District 9 office has hosted a tax preparation site 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 soon. 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, December 13: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host a movie screening of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation at 6:00 p.m. The Griswold’s host their dysfunctional relatives for the holiday which, inevitably, turns into a big disaster. Questions, please contact the branch at 574-1793.

Wednesday, December 19: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host booked for lunch to discuss Chilbury Ladies Choir by Jennifer Ryan at 1:00 p.m. As England enters World War II's dark early days, spirited music professor Primrose Trent, recently arrived to the village of Chilbury, emboldens the women of the town to defy the Vicar's stuffy edict to shutter the church's choir in the absence of men and instead carry on singing. Books Available at Branch Circulation Desk. Questions, please contact the branch at 574-1793.

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