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Councilwoman

Jessica Green 

jessica.green@louisvilleky.gov

 

 

Charles Weathers

Legislative Assistant

charles.weathers@louisvilleky.gov

 

City Hall Office

601 West Jefferson Street

Louisville, Kentucky 40202

(502) 574-1101

 



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Phone Numbers of Interest

Metro Call: 311 or 574-5000

Air Pollution: 574-6000

Animal Services: 363-6609 or 361-1318

Economic Development: 574-4140

Planning & Design Services: 574-6230

Community Services & Revitalization: 574-4377

Public Works: 574-5810

TARC: 585-1234

PARC: 569-6222

Legal Aid: 584-1254

IPL (Code Enforcement): 574-3321

Congressman John Yarmuth: 582-5129

Solid Waste Management (SWMS): 574-3571

Metro Parks: 456-8100

Metro Police: (Non Emergency)574-7111 or 574-2111

LMPD 2nd Division:574-2478

LMPD 3rd Division: 574-2135

Anonymous Tipline:574-LMPD (5673)

Metro Safe: 572-3460 or 574-7111

Master Commissioner Jefferson Circuit Court (Foreclosure Sales): 753-4888



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Notice of Action on a Title V Operating Permit

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The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to revise an operating permit for Eckart America Corporation (home appliance manufacturer), 4101 Camp Ground Road, in accordance with Regulation 2.16. This public notice is for the following actions only: Administrative revision is to incorporate insignificant activities (IA) in accordance with Regulation 2.16, section 1.23.1.2.3, these are contained in emission units U13, U15, U17, U22, U23, U24, U25, U27, and IA Misc. The 30-day public comment period starts December 29, 2018, and ends on January 28, 2019. A public hearing may be scheduled if the District determines that there are germane, unresolved issues or substantial public interest, in accordance with Regulation2.07.

Drafts of the permit and summary are available at the District office, 701 W. Ormsby Avenue, Suite 303, Louisville, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, by calling Matt King at (502) 574-6000, emailing airpermits@louisvilleky.gov, or at the following website: http://www.louisvilleky.gov/APCD/docket.  Copies of the application are available upon request. Written comments will be accepted at airpermits@louisvilleky.gov until midnight or at the District office until 5:00 p.m. on January 21, 2019.

EPA has agreed to treat this draft Title V permit as a proposed Title V permit and to perform its 45-day review provided by the law and regulations concurrently with the public notice period. Although EPA’s 45-day review period will be performed concurrently with the public comment period, the deadline for submitting a citizen petition to object to the EPA Administrator will be determined as if EPA’s 45-day review period is performed after the public comment period has ended (i.e., sequentially).

The status regarding EPA’s 45-day review of this project and the deadline for submitting a citizen petition can be found at the following website address: https://www.epa.gov/caa-permitting/clean-air-act-permitting-kentucky.


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Crisis Phase of LIHEAP

The annual program that helps prevent low income residents of Louisville from being disconnected from utility services begins Monday, Jan. 7, 2019.

LIHEAP, the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, is administered by Louisville Metro Office of Resilience and Community Services. The Crisis Component of LIHEAP will run from Jan. 7 - March 29, or until available funds have been expended, whichever comes first.

This year’s Crisis Program once again features expanded eligibility which allows residents receiving a current utility bill with a past due amount to apply, in addition to continuing to serve residents receiving a disconnect notice.

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

Applicants must be Jefferson County residents with a household income at or below 130 percent of the federal poverty guidelines (e.g. for a household of four, the gross monthly income cannot exceed $2,720.00).

Applicants must also meet one of the following eligibility requirements:

  • Disconnect notice from utility service provider, or
  • Current bill with a past due amount, or
  • Eviction notice if utilities are included in the rent, or
  • Bulk fuel is within four days of running out; or
  • Pre-paid electric services is within ten days of running out.

Applicants must provide the following documents.

  • Proof of all household income for the preceding month (Food Stamp award letter, Social Security Award letter, pay stubs, or other proof of $0 income). Note: Zero Income forms are available at the LIHEAP offices or at 701 W. Ormsby Ave., Suite 201 or by clicking here.
  • Social Security card(s) or (official documentation with Social Security Numbers) or Permanent Residence card (Green Card) for each member of the household; and
  •  Disconnect notice or a current bill with a past due amount; or
  •  Eviction notice if heating expenses are included in the rent. If heat is included in rent, clients must also provide a copy of the lease in addition to the eviction notice; or
  • Statement from utility company that shows 10 days or less of service if participating in pre-paid electric service.

Individuals who are unable to apply for this program in person may send an authorized representative on their behalf with a signed, written, note including the applicant’s name, address, phone number, Social Security Number, and the name of the designated representative. The authorized representative must provide a picture ID to verify they are the person designated in the note. Residents who are homebound and who are unable to send a representative may call 502/780-7937.

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 require more information can contact Metro311 by simply dialing 311 or 574-5000, visit the website’s On Line Customer Service or Live Chat at www.louisvilleky.gov/metro311, email metro.311@louisvilleky.gov, or download the free Metro311 app from the website. Residents can also call Metro United Way’s 2-1-1 help referral service.

LIHEAP is made possible by the United States Department of Health and Human Services and is a pass through block grant from the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, which contracts with Community Action Agencies across the state. Louisville Metro Office of Resilience and Community Services serves as the administering agency of Louisville Metro Community Action Partnership. For more information about Community Services, visit our website: https://louisvilleky.gov/government/resilience-and-community-services or call 574-1157 (TDD available at Metro311– 574-5000); or Community Action Kentucky at 1-800-456-3452.


HUD Grant Applications being accepted

Louisville Metro Government (LMG) is now accepting applications from local non-profits for programs or activities funded by the following U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grants for LMG fiscal year 2020. (July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020).

HUD-Funded Grants:

  1. Community Development Block Grant (CDBG),
  2. Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), and
  3. Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA).

These grants are administered locally by Louisville Metro Office of Resilience and Community Services (RCS). Grant activities are guided by a 5-year Consolidated Plan as well as an annual Action Plan, both available online.

Resilience and Community Services’ FY20 Goals are:

  1. End homelessness for vulnerable populations;
  2. End homelessness for families; and
  3. Serve homeless and low-income persons with HIV/AIDS

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Grant Period: July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020  Past Award Average: ~ $40,000. Activities that will be given preference during application review:

  1. Increasing case management capacity focusing on transitioning homeless individuals into housing;
  2. Connecting homeless families to housing and supportive services through outreach;
  3. Increasing case management capacity focusing on self-sufficiency; and/or
  4. Recruitment of residential property owners and managers to increase access to housing for families and individuals exiting homelessness.

ESG

Grant Period: July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020 Past Award Average: ~ $46,000 *Important Note*: ESG grants require a 100% match to awarded funds. Activities that will be given preference during application review:

  1. Increasing the number of emergency shelter beds available;
  2. Increasing case management capacity focusing on transitioning homeless individuals into housing;
  3. Rapidly rehousing homeless individuals and families; and/or
  4. Providing outreach to families to exit homelessness.

HOPWA

Grant Period: July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020  Past Award Average: ~ $180,000 *Important Note*: HOPWA funds may only be used for activities for persons with HIV/AIDS. Activities that will be given preference during application review:

  1. Supportive services;
  2. Rental assistance; and/or
  3. Short-term payments to prevent homelessness.

The deadline to submit an application is Friday, February 8, 2019 by 5 pm.  

A public meeting for questions will be held at 701 W. Ormsby Ave, 1st floor conference room (Edison Room) on Monday, January 14, 2019 from 2 - 4 p.m.

 To gain access to the applications, go to:

 All sub-recipients will go through a competitive funding process.

  • Applications will be reviewed by an initial external panel and recommendations will be presented to the Louisville Metro Council for approval.  
  • Recommendations will be made for inclusion in the FY20 Louisville Metro budget.

Any groups representing persons of low and moderate incomes may request technical assistance from Louisville Metro to help in their preparation of an application for funding and/or refer to the Louisville Metro Office Resilience and Community Services HUD Subrecipient Grant Application Process Handbook. View the handbook here

Once sub-recipients and projects have been approved, Louisville Metro Government will review the list to determine if a technical correction of the information is needed or a substantial amendment is required.

Please submit all questions to Ethan Lambert, Grants Coordinator with the Office of Resilience and Community Services, at (502) 574-5375 or ethan.lambert@louisvilleky.gov.


External Agency Fund Applications

Louisville Metro Government today announced the process to apply for the External Agency Fund for FY20 (July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020). These grants funded through the city’s general fund are awarded to non-governmental, or "external” agencies that contribute to the city's cultural, social and economic vitality.

 A summary of the application process is as follows with more details listed below:

  • Applications are now posted online for review at https://louisvilleky.gov/government/external-agency-fund.
  • All applicants are required to attend a mandatory application orientation on Thurs., Jan. 10.
  • Applications may be submitted following the mandatory application orientation up until Fri, Feb. 8 at 5 p.m.

All agencies wishing to submit an application are required to have at least one representative participate in a mandatory application orientation. The orientation will be held on Thurs., Jan. 10 with two session options: one from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. and one from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Both sessions will take place at the South Central Regional Library located at 7300 Jefferson Blvd. It is only necessary for a representative to attend one of the sessions and no RSVP is required.

The orientation will provide information about the deadlines, how to access the application and general information about how to write a competitive application. Individuals who are not able to attend the mandatory orientation in person may view a recording of the session which will posted on the External Agency Fund (EAF) website at https://louisvilleky.gov/government/external-agency-fund by close of business on Mon., Jan. 14.

The competitive grants are available for Social Services programs, administered by the Louisville Metro Office of Resilience and Community Services (RCS), and for Arts and Creative Industries programs, administered by Louisville Forward. The External Agency Funds are awarded annually to non-profit organizations offering programs or services in Louisville/Jefferson County that align with the Mayor's and departments' strategic goals.

Applications will be reviewed by two External Agency Fund panels, which include Metro Council members and community members, and those recommendations will be included in Mayor Fischer’s Recommended FY20 Metro budget. For the Social Services funding program, qualified non-profits committed to providing services that achieve meaningful outcomes for Louisville citizens in the following key areas are encouraged to apply:

  • Decreasing homelessness
  • Increasing household financial stability
  • Increasing youth, teen, and/or young adult engagement in quality programming; or
  • Increasing access to services and resources for a targeted population.

For the Arts and Creative Industries funding program, qualified non-profits committed to providing programs that achieve meaningful outcomes for Louisville citizens in the following focus areas are encouraged to apply:

  • Arts experiences for everyone
  • Creative workforce
  • Creative community spaces and neighborhoods

Focus areas for the Arts and Creative Industries funding program are based on the goals of Mayor Fischer’s Strategic Plan.

Louisville Metro Government employs a competitive granting strategy and strives to award funding to agencies that demonstrate measurable positive impact in the community and are good stewards of taxpayer dollars. Successful grantees will be required to report on their success in meeting goals, outcomes and how the tax payer dollars are spent.

The deadline to submit an application is Fri., Feb. 8, 2019 by 5 p.m.

For more information about EAF, and to access the EAF applications and guidelines, visit https://louisvilleky.gov/government/external-agency-fund.

Please submit all questions to EAF@louisvilleky.gov.


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Notice of Action on a Federally Enforceable District Origin Operating Permit (FEDOOP)

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The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to renew a FEDOOP operating permit for Atkemix Ten Incorporated (remediation, RCRA facility), 6100 Camp Ground Road, Louisville, Kentucky, 40216 in accordance with Regulation 2.17. This is a standard FEDOOP renewal. The 30-day public comment period starts on December 18, 2018, and ends on January 18, 2019. A public hearing may be scheduled if the District determines that there are germane, unresolved issues or substantial public interest, in accordance with Regulation 2.07.

Drafts of the permit and summary are available at the District office, 701 West Ormsby Avenue, Suite 303, Louisville, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, by calling Matt King at (502) 574-6000 or emailing airpermits@louisvilleky.gov or at the following website: http://www.louisvilleky.gov/APCD/docket. Copies of the application are available upon request. Written comments will be accepted at airpermits@louisvilleky.gov until midnight or at the District office until 5:00 p.m. on January 18, 2019.


Notice of Action on a Federally Enforceable District Origin Operating Permit (FEDOOP)

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The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to revise a FEDOOP operating permit for NHK Spring Precision of America, Inc. (steel spring manufacturing), 10600 Freeport Drive, Louisville, Kentucky 40258 in accordance with Regulation 2.17. This revision incorporates equipment from two construction permits and removes limits for greenhouse gas as they are not applicable to a synthetic minor source. The 30-day public comment period starts on January 5, 2019, and ends on February 4, 2019. A public hearing may be scheduled if the District determines that there are germane, unresolved issues or substantial public interest, in accordance with Regulation 2.07.

Drafts of the permit and summary are available at the District office, 701 West Ormsby Avenue, Suite 303, Louisville, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, by calling Matt King at (502) 574-6000 or emailing airpermits@louisvilleky.gov or at the following website: http://www.louisvilleky.gov/APCD/docket. Copies of the application are available upon request. Written comments will be accepted at airpermits@louisvilleky.gov until midnight or at the District office until 5:00 p.m. on February 4, 2019.


Notice of Action on a Title V Construction Permit

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The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a construction permit to American Synthetic Rubber Company (synthetic rubber manufacturing), 4500 Camp Ground Road, in accordance with Regulation 2.03. The project is to install two adsorption columns and a storage tank. The 30-day public comment period starts on December 13, 2018, and ends on January 14, 2019. A public hearing may be scheduled if the District determines that there are germane, unresolved issues or substantial public interest, in accordance with Regulation 2.07.
Drafts of the permit and summary are available at the District office, 701 W. Ormsby Avenue, Suite 303, Louisville, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, by calling Matt King at (502) 574-6000, emailing airpermits@louisvilleky.gov, or at the following website: http://www.louisvilleky.gov/APCD/docket. Copies of the application are available upon request. Written comments will be accepted at airpermits@louisvilleky.gov until midnight or at the District office until 5:00 p.m. on January 14, 2019.


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January Neighborhood Place Events

Jan 7, 8, 14 and 17 Passport Health Care Community Engagement at multiple locations  Passport Members are invited to join with representatives from Passport Health Care for one-on-one consultations to discuss plan benefits and options. This is a great opportunity as Passport aims to raise awareness and educate the community about the Passport Health Plan mission. Passport members will receive a $10 retail gift card for attending. 

  • 7 and 14 at First Neighborhood Place, 1503 Rangeland Rd (door #16) side of Thomas Jefferson Middle School 1 to 3 p.m. Call (502) 212-6677 to leave a message to sign up.
  • 8 at NorthWest Neighborhood Place, 4018 West Market Street, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Jan 17 at South Jefferson Neighborhood Place, 1000 Neighborhood Place, Fairdale, 2 -3 p.m. Call 1-800-578-0603, ext. 8428 to sign up.

Jan 8, Healthy Living Club at South Jefferson Neighborhood Place, 1 – 2 p.m. Located at 1000 Neighborhood Place, Call 363-1483 for more information. Classes are open to anyone interested in gaining more knowledge to live a better and more fulfilling life. Monthly meetings are on the second Tuesday of every month to discuss healthy living and to get the support you need to eat better, get active, and lose weight. This month will be an introduction to learning more about the work of Senior Adults in our community. Guest Speaker, Chris Clements with Louisville Metro RSVP will provide information on health and wellness and volunteer opportunities for Seniors. Come and join the group and learn what is coming up in the months ahead.

Jan 10, A Healthy Journey for Two Educational Baby Shower at First Neighborhood Place, 1 -3 p.m. Located at 1503 Rangeland Rd. For more information, contact Mendy Mason at 502-341-5400. A Healthy Journey for Two is an educational baby shower open to any expectant mothers. The class will include a range of information and resources, as well as free baby items, gift cards, prizes, and snacks. Hosted by Seven Counties and KIDSNow. Fathers are welcome but must be registered.

Mondays, Jan. 14 – March 18, Bridges of Hope Women’s Empowerment Group, 5 - 7 p.m. Located at 1411 Algonquin Parkway. Call 634-6050 for more information. The Bridges of Hope Women’s Empowerment Group was created by women to serve women to provide a safe and welcoming space to speak openly and candidly about topics such as relationships, parenting, mental and physical health, education, employment, finance and self-care. Each of the sessions are free and snacks will be provided. The group will not meet on Monday, Jan. 21 in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.

Jan. 14, Foster Parent/Adoption Information Meeting at NorthWest Neighborhood Place, 6 – 8 p.m.

Located at 4018 NorthWest Neighborhood Place. Call 595-5437 (KIDS) for more information. Detailed information will be provided on the requirements and process of how to become a foster or adoptive parent. Information such as an explanation of foster care, special needs adoption, and information on foster parent training classes will be provided. Sponsored by Kentucky Foster Care and the training classes will be provided. Sponsored by Kentucky Foster Care and the Special Needs Adoption Program.

Thursdays, Jan. 17– March 7, 4 Your Child Dads Making the Difference at NorthWest Neighborhood Place. Morning sessions from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and evening sessions from 4 - 8 p.m. are available.  Located at 4018 W. Market St. For more information or to register for the upcoming weekly workshops, please contact Dr. Cheri Langley at 502.709.9323 or by email at 4YourChild@Outlook.com.  All fathers are invited to join in engaging and informative workshops which can increase your parenting and relationship skills knowledge. A father’s involvement in their children’s lives has received increased attention in recent years. Research has concluded that factors such as parenting skills, co-parenting relationship quality and socioeconomic status all impact fathers’ ability to contribute to their children’s growth and development. Participants may be qualify to be compensated up to $220.  

Jan. 29 and 31, Free Energy Management Workshops at two locations Project Warm's free workshops help families take control of their energy usage and learn "do-it-yourself" energy-saving tips. Free supplies will be distributed at the end of the workshop such as clear plastic/tape for windows, caulk to seal openings around windows and sealing foam. Reservations needed to reserve materials

  • Jan .29 at South Jefferson Neighborhood Place, 1000 Neighborhood Place, Fairdale, 10 - 11:30 a.m. Call 363-1483 for reservations.
  • Jan. 31 at Southwest Regional Library, 9725 Dixie Highway, 1 - 2:30 p.m. Call 363-1483 for reservations.

Catholic Enrichment Center Events

Enhanced After School Tutoring Program & Cultural Institute

Our students are coming home these days with more questions, fewer books and the achievement gap continues to increase. The Office of Multicultural Ministry’s Catholic Enrichment Center is offering homework assistance and basic academic review for students in grades K-12 to assist in bridging that gap. Students will be exposed to alternative learning exercises provided by experienced educators. Tutoring takes place on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. The Cultural Institute is being offered again this year. Sewing takes place on Monday, Dance on Tuesday and Arts and Crafts on Thursday. The daily tutoring sessions are by appointment only and must be scheduled in advance. The program cost is $20 per month per child. Contact the CEC at 502.776.0262 for additional information and to schedule your child. Volunteers are always welcome to assist with providing tutoring! The center is located at 3146 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40211.

Men’s Bible Study

The Office of Multicultural Ministry’s Catholic Enrichment Center is hosting Men’s Bible Study sessions on Tuesdays from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. This is a weekly opportunity for men to study scripture and explore the power of God’s word while providing an opportunity for men to connect and bond with other men through this male ministry initiative. This program is in partnership with the Naioth School Ministry. For more information contact John Reed at 502.776.0262 or John McKinney, PhD at 502.602.1316.

ACT/SAT Test Prep

The Office of Multicultural Ministry’s Catholic Enrichment Center will offer ACT/SAT Test Prep Sessions on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., October 20, 2018 – June 1, 2019. The center is located at 3146 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40211. The next dates are: January 9, 2019; April 6, 2019; and June 1, 2019. The classes are FREE!! These dates coincide with the national ACT/SAT test dates which are: February 9, 2019; April 13, 2019; June 8, 2019; and July 13, 2019. The test is not offered at the CEC. Call 502.776.0262 for additional information or to register.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

The Archdiocese of Louisville’s Office of Multicultural Ministry will host its 34th Annual Archdiocesan Community Wide Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration on Monday, January 21, 2019, 10:00 a.m. at the Cathedral of the Assumption, 433 South Fifth Street, Louisville, KY 40202. The theme is “From Maintenance to Mission” and Sr. Anita P. Baird, DHM will be the Guest Speaker. Join Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, D.D., the Archdiocesan Gospel Choir, and many more during this celebration to honor a man who fought for all people. This service of prayer and praise will include scripture, reflective readings and songs of praise. For further details please call the Office of Multicultural Ministry at (502)636-0296.

Thea Bowman Institute Certificate Program

The Office of Multicultural Ministry’s next Thea Bowman Institute class will take place on Saturday, February 9, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Catholic Enrichment Center, 3146 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40211. The session topic is Black Theology, presented by Dr. Diana Hayes. The cost of the session is $25.00 per person which includes materials and lunch. The Thea Bowman Program offers a certificate in African American Ministry Studies. It forms students who are laity, religious and clergy in meaningful and effective ministry within the Black community and fosters new leadership among Black people.  For more information or to register for the session, call the Office of Multicultural Ministry at 502.471.2146.

African American Catholic Leadership Awards Dinner

The Archdiocese of Louisville’s Office of Multicultural Ministry will host its 32nd Annual African American Catholic Leadership Awards Dinner on Saturday, March 2, 2019, 6:00 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 830 Phillips Lane, Louisville, KY 40209. A Silent Auction and Cash Bar will begin at 5:00 p.m. The purpose of this awards dinner is to recognize African American Catholic leadership within the Archdiocese of Louisville. All proceeds from this event will go towards a scholarship fund that assists African American Catholic youth with secondary and post-secondary education. Youth scholarships will be given to young men and women who have demonstrated leadership in their church and school communities. Adults will be recognized for their leadership in the African American Catholic community. The list of the recipient’s is attached. Tickets are $70.00 and should be purchased in advance. For further information please call the Office of Multicultural Ministry at (502)471-2146. This is an implementation of the Archdiocese of Louisville’s Strategic Plan along with the National Black Catholic Pastoral Plan.