District 9 eNews - Thursday, January 3, 2019


Bill Hollander

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Kyle Ethridge
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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year

On Monday, January 7, I’ll be sworn in to begin a second term on Metro Council. I’m looking forward to continuing to serve you! Here’s to a great 2019. Happy New Year!

Curbside and Drop-off Christmas Tree Disposal

christmas tree

Metro Public Works is providing curbside pickup of Christmas trees within the Urban Services District (the old City of Louisville boundaries). Residents with City curbside yard waste pickup may set their Christmas trees and greenery out on their regular collection day. Trees must not be in plastic bags, and all decorations and lights must be removed. With yard waste collection suspended after January 18, don’t delay!

In St. Matthews, trees can be set out by the street on your regularly scheduled trash day.

Residents normally serviced by private waste haulers should check with those companies to see whether and when tree pickup is available.

Drop-off Christmas tree service is also available for all Louisville/Jefferson County residents at 636 Meriwether Avenue through January 31.

DROP OFF LOCATION from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • Waste Reduction Center - 636 Meriwether Avenue through January 31

Yard Waste Suspended January – March

yard waste suspended

If you keep your Christmas tree up into January and miss this week’s yard waste pickup (delayed one day because of the holiday), you have two more weeks before yard waste pickup is suspended for the winter. The tree won’t be picked up curbside unless it is set out by January 18.

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.

Sustainability Story: New Trees for Frankfort Avenue


Early last year, we worked with the Division of Community Forestry to create an assessment of dead or dying trees along The Avenue and stumps that needed to be removed. Once the assessment was finished, the D9 office provided $14,374 in Capital Infrastructure Funds (CIF) to remove dead trees, grind old and new stumps, and plant new trees.

I’m pleased to finally report that the remaining stumps are being ground out, and the contractor will have them done this week. The next step is to replant the corridor the last two weeks of January with a tentative completion date of January 31, depending on the weather.

You’ll be seeing a variety of new trees – ginkgo, elm, poplar, oak, maple, beech, linden, redbud and others.

Thank you to the businesses owners and residents who have stepped up to help with the watering and maintenance of these trees to add to the tree canopy along Frankfort Avenue.

Studies, including new research from the University of Louisville, show that people who live in more densely vegetated areas have lower levels of stress and better cardiovascular health. For more on that from WFPL, click here.

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.

Daffodils Coming to D9 This Spring


Here’s something else to look forward to in 2019!

An anonymous donation of 250,000 daffodil bulbs has found its home along Interstate 71 — on the hillsides adjacent to the new Waterfront Botanical Gardens at Frankfort Avenue and River Road.  Facilitated through Brightside, the bulbs were planted in November and December.

Come next March, the cheerfulness of bright yellow trumpet daffodils (Narcissus ‘Dutch Master’) will color the corridor along I-71 just to the east of where it splits off from I-64. Remember to look up the hill on the north side to see the Gardens site!

‘Dutch Master’ is a vigorous daffodil and naturalizes well — so with time, the hillside will become even more densely covered with the flowers.

Thanks to the donor and Brightside!  

Afloat: An Ohio River Way of Life


District 9 includes a two-mile stretch of the Ohio River, from just east of Zorn Avenue to the middle of Towhead Island. Louisville is here because of the River and understanding its history is important.

Inspired by the life, art, writing and environmentalism of Harlan Hubbard (1900-1988), several museums, galleries and academic organizations have coordinated in focusing in the year 2019 on the Ohio River. The shared purpose of this mutually supportive group is to call attention to the River, its beauty, its needs, and its unmet potential. The consortium has the ambition of providing a platform for ecological groups in renewing and recasting attention to the Ohio River. An additional goal is to create partnerships between arts, history, academic and environmental organizations.

The celebration of river heritage unofficially kicks off tomorrow, January 4 with the opening at the Filson Historical Society of “Shantyboat Life on the Ohio.” From the 1850s until the 1950s, Louisville had a thriving shantyboat community by the outlet of Beargrass Creek along River Road near Butchertown, at an area called “The Point.” Drawing from the Filson’s art, manuscript, photograph, print, and museum collections the exhibit will present images, artifacts, and information documenting the largely extinct shantyboat culture.

Other events in the 2019 series will be at the Frazier History Museum, the Portland Museum and many other locations.

More information is in this Insider Louisville article: https://insiderlouisville.com/lifestyle_culture/ohio-river-courses-through-2019-art-history-shows/.

Photo courtesy Filson Historical Society

ABC Notifications – Con Huevos

Con Huevos

Attached, please find a New Location memo and Courier Journal Legal announcement for an NQ2 Restaurant Retail Drink and Sunday Liquor Drink license(s) being applied for, located at 2339 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, KY (Con Huevos). The ad ran in The Courier Journal Saturday, December 22, 2018.

Low-Income Energy Assistance Available


The LIHEAP Crisis Component begins on January 7 and the appointment line opened yesterday.

This year’s Crisis Program once again features expanded eligibility allowing residents who received a utility bill with a past due amount to apply, in addition to continuing to serve those who received a disconnect notice.

Residents wishing to apply must make an appointment in advance utilizing the automated appointment system. The toll free service opened yesterday and will be 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 Jefferson County residents with a household income at or below 130 percent of the federal poverty guidelines. Read more details here. 

Neighborhood Institute Spring 2019

Center for Neighborhoods

The Neighborhood Institute is a neighborhood leadership-education program established in 1987 by the Center For Neighborhoods, a non-profit civic organization. The Neighborhood Institute equips neighborhood leaders with the resources necessary to effect positive change by acting through and with their neighborhood groups.

Classes will meet at the Center For Neighborhoods, 507 South Third Street on Thursdays from January 31 - April 18th, 2019, from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. Dinner will be provided to participants.

The Neighborhood Institute Spring 2019 is open to all neighborhoods, Metro Council Districts and the whole community. There is no charge to attend, but space is limited. Applications will be accepted through 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 23.

Click here or contact the Center at 502-589-0343 or email education@centerforneighborhoods.org for more information.

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, January 3: Crescent Hill Community Council Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S. Peterson Avenue. Learn about new opportunities to be of service in shaping the neighborhood’s future! Meet new neighbors and get involved.

Thursday, January 10: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, will host a movie screening of No Country for Old Men at 6:00 p.m. In this 2008 Best Picture winner, a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash but must dodge a lawman and a bounty hunter in order to recover it. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1793.

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