District 25 eNews, January 10, 2019


Councilman David Yates takes the Oath of Office


Councilman David Yates joined his colleagues and took the Oath of Office on Monday, January 7th.

David is honored to be again elected and allowed to serve as the District 25 Louisville Metro Council representative for a 3rd term. 


NEW licenses will be available starting March 19th


Prairie Village Baseball/Softball Bursts into the New Year with Online Registration!!!


Online Registration : 

  • Online Registration may be completed at www.pvbaberuth.com starting Jan 1, 2019  through February 10, 2019.

Important Dates :

  • January 1, 2019 - Online sign-ups begin
  • January 19, 26 & February 2, 9 2019 - In-Person Signups for Spring Season 12pm - 4pm
  • February 10, 2019 - Last day for online & in-person signups from 12pm - 4pm
  • February 16, 2019 (Sat) - Baseball Tryouts
  • February 17, 2019 (Sun) - Softball Tryouts
  • February 34-24, 2019 - PV Shop Event at Dick's Sporting Goods (10:00am - 7:00pm)
  • March 16 & 23, 2019 - Ballpark Work Days (9-12pm & 1-4pm)
  • April 5, 2019 - Parade Day - 6:00pm (start lining up floats at 4:30PM)
  • April 6, 2019 - Opening Day for Spring Ball
  • April 12, 2019 - Team Mom Meeting ~ 7pm
  • April 27, 2019 - Picture Day (teams arrive 1.5 hrs before your game)
  • May 11, 2019 - Carnival Day

Melton's Food Mart to Temporarily Close


A popular family-owned grocery store and butcher, Melton Food Mart, will soon close its doors after more than 70 years in Louisville. “The owner is having surgery and [closing is as] kind of a precautionary thing,” Melton Food Mart manager Bernie Brickey said. “Not to lump everything on the rest of the family, so he's going to temporarily close for about three to four months.” The store is owned by Joe Melton III, his wife, Kathy, and mother, Jan. They used to own other Melton Food Mart stores, but the one on Third Street Road in south Louisville is the last one open.



Jackson Stark Family Fund


On March 16, 2017 Jackson Stark was diagnosed with Stage 4 Leukemia. 

He immediately started aggressive chemo and taking steroids, along with a lot more medications. 

Jackson has been in and out of the hospital (mostly in) since late March 2017. He's had many complications...a low immune system, high fevers, no energy, infections and more.

Jackson's family has been be his side the entire time. 

The Jackson Stark & Family fund is set up to help his family for whatever they need: Paying medical or regular life bills, food, a night out...whatever will help them get through this tough battle.

#TeamJackson #CancerSucks

Jackson Stark & Family Fund Go Fund Me

Southwest Community Ministries Needs Your Help!


Meals on Wheels 

Southwest Community Ministries is looking for kindhearted, friendly people to deliver meals to home-bound seniors in the 40272 and 40258 zip codes.

Delivery takes about an hour weekly, twice a month if you prefer to deliver two days/month. We have a Tuesday route that departs from Sun Valley Community Center (10:00 am) or a Wednesday, Thursday or Friday route departing from Sts. Mary and Elizabeth Hospital in the afternoon (3:30).

If you want to make a difference in a senior's life, and yours, please contact Jessica Burnett 502-935-0310 ext. 244. 

Food Pantry 

The Food Pantry, one of several food programs operated by SWCM, needs additional donations during the Holiday Season for the increased requests.

Located at 8504 Terry Road Louisville, KY 40258.

Food Pantry Hours: Monday to Friday  (11:30 AM - 3:00 PM) 

Contact information: 502.935.0310; Fax: 502.933.0319

Clean Up Our Community - Throw Away Illegal Yard Signs in the Right-of-Way


We all see the signs cluttering our major road ways stating:

  • "We Buy Houses"
  • "Rent to Own"
  • "Express Cash"
  • "Junk Cars - Cash Paid"

These signs are regularly and illegally posted on telephone poles and in the right-of-way of businesses and busy intersections. 

These signs clutter our streets and eventually fall down and litter our roadways, sewers and environment. 

If you walk by these signs or live somewhere where these signs are posted, help clean up our community by taking them down and throwing them away. 

Thank you!

Yard Waste Collection in Urban Service District Suspended January - March


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. Individuals may request collection as needed during this time through MetroCall at 574-5000.

New Dixie Construction


US 31W (Dixie Highway): 

Lane closures and sidewalk closures in place between Blanton Lane and Crums Lane (mile markers 12.5 to 15.3) due to construction for access management and bus rapid transit lines. Roadway will be reduced to two lanes on southbound Dixie Highway between Blanton Lane and Upper Hunters Trace beginning Monday, Nov. 12. Roadway is reduced to one lane southbound and two lanes northbound between Herbert Avenue and Crums Lane.

The New Dixie Highway Project team has adjusted traffic signals at Garrs Lane to move traffic more efficiently during construction in that area. The team in charge of traffic signals will continue to monitor the area to determine if additional adjustments will help.

While the signal adjustments are designed to move southbound traffic more quickly through the work zone, the lane restrictions in that area will continue to cause significant backups at some points in the day. The project team requests continued patience from drivers.  

While work is underway, traffic is restricted to one southbound lane and two northbound lanes between Herbert Avenue to Crums Lane. This pattern is expected to be in place for six months.  

Traffic naturally backs up with only one southbound lane, but the project team worked to reduce backups by restricting mid-block left-turns in the area – a decision made in conjunction with Shively Police and Fire. They also moved the point of merger closer to downtown Louisville, to avoid merging two lanes of traffic in the already congested Crums/7th Street/Dixie Highway intersection.

The $35 million New Dixie Highway Project prioritizes pedestrian safety. As the project is completed, watch for improved sidewalks, more visible crosswalks – especially near bus stops – and bus stops with adequate room for pedestrians to stand.

Common sense measures like wearing light colored clothing at night and crossing only at crosswalks will remain important for pedestrians. It will also be important for drivers to stay alert and avoid driving distractions.

How will winter affect New Dixie Highway work?

Weather is always a factor in outdoor construction. While many types of work – excavating, for example – can be done at almost any temperature, working with concrete and asphalt requires warm and dry conditions.  

This means that even on some sunny days, work can be disrupted if the temperature is not above freezing for an extended period of time. (Briefly reaching that temperature at 3 p.m., won’t work.)  “We understand that it’s frustrating to see a lane blocked and no work being done,” said John Callihan, The New Dixie Highway project manager. “But opening and closing lanes can’t realistically be done multiple times a week.”  

In addition, construction crews will be off from Dec. 21 to Jan. 2. Crews have been working many weekends to keep on schedule and this is their first significant scheduled break since the project began a year ago.


David Yates


Metro Council

 District 25

601 W. Jefferson Street

Louisville, KY 40202

(502) 574-1125

Email David


Brian Boles

Legislative Assistant

Email Brian

Office Locations

City Hall

601 W Jefferson Street

Louisville, KY 40202

(502) 574-1125


Southwest Regional

Metro Council Office

7219 Dixie Highway

Louisville, KY 40272

(502) 574-7988


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