District 9 eNews - Thursday, January 17, 2019


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Last Call for Yard Waste

yard waste

This is the last call for regular yard waste pickup before is it suspended for the winter!

Louisville Metro Solid Waste Management will be suspending the collection of yard waste in the Urban Services District (USD) beginning on January 21 through April 1, 2019 (the end date is new, changed since the first notice in our eNews). 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 19.

Curbside and Drop-off Christmas Tree Disposal

Recycle Christmas trees

Metro Public Works is providing curbside pickup of Christmas trees within the Urban Services District (the old City of Louisville boundaries) until yard waste pickup is suspended for the winter. 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

Keepers of the Dream on Sunday

Keepers of the Dream

One of the many ways Louisville commemorates the Martin Luther King Jr. Day is the annual “Keepers of the Dream” celebration on Sunday, January 20.  

The event is organized by the Kentucky Center ArtsReach program, in collaboration with the office of Mayor Greg Fischer and River City Drum Corp. This annual community arts celebration honors Dr. King's vision. Come enjoy an evening of wonderful performances as well as the presentation of the Freedom Award by Mayor Fischer. The Freedom Award recognizes citizens who have dedicated their lives to promoting justice, peace, freedom, non-violence, racial equality and civic activism. This year it will be presented to Diane Porter, educator and Jefferson County Public Schools board chair.

A native and lifelong resident of Louisville, Porter’s immense impact on our community’s young people as an educator and leader spans generations. During her remarkable 39-year tenure with JCPS, Porter demonstrated a tremendous commitment to educating youth in many roles, where she gained an expansive viewpoint on our city’s education system. Following her retirement in 2009, she has continued to offer her wealth of knowledge as a JCPS board member representing District 1. She made history when she became the first African American woman to serve as JCPS board chair in 2012. I served with Chair Porter as a Bingham Fellow in 2014, working particularly on education issues in West Louisville neighborhoods.

Mayor Fischer will present the Freedom Award on Sunday, January 20 during the “Keepers of the Dream” community arts celebration dedicated to Dr. King, at the Brown Theatre, 315 West Broadway. The event features a variety of speakers and performances. It is free and open to the public, and begins at 5 p.m.

No Garbage, Recycling or Yard Waste Pickup on Monday

Metro seal

There will be no residential garbage, yard waste or recycling collection on Monday, January 21 in the Urban Services District (former Louisville city limits) in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Residents who normally have garbage/yard waste/recycling collection on Monday will have service instead on Tuesday, January 22, and collections for the rest of the week will be delayed one day.

Collections in St. Matthews will follow the regular schedule, with no delays. Residents in other areas normally serviced by private waste haulers should check with those companies for holiday collection schedules.

Louisville Metro offices, including the D9 office, will be closed on Monday, January 21.

The following facilities will also be closed Saturday, January 20:

  • All staffed recycling centers
  • Waste Reduction Center, 636 Meriwether Avenue
      • EXCEPT that Electronics Drop-off Service is available 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • HAZ BIN, the hazardous waste drop-off facility, 7501 Grade Lane

For more information visit www.louisvilleky.gov/recycling or dial Metro311 at 311 or 574-5000.

“Meet with Bill” – January 23

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 the regular, evening D9 Community Conversations. On Wednesday, January 23, from 10:00 a.m. – Noon, I’ll be at United Crescent Hill Ministries, 150 S. State Street. Please stop by with any questions or concerns. You can also call anytime at 574-1109 or email me.

Free Tickets for the Frazier Kentucky History Museum

Frazier History Museum

The D9 office has a limited number of free tickets to the Frazier Kentucky History Museum located at 829 W. Main Street. The museum is open Monday – Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from Noon – 5:00 p.m. Tickets are available for D9 constituents on a first come, first served basis. Click here to request your free tickets. For more information about the museum, please visit their website at https://fraziermuseum.org.

Sustainability Story: Louisville Sets 80% Greenhouse Gas Reduction Target


On December 21, 2018, Mayor Greg Fischer announced that Louisville is joining cities across the globe by setting a goal of an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050.

In May 2016, Mayor Fischer signed the Global Covenant of Mayors, committing Louisville to a three-step process including conducting an inventory, setting a reduction target and creating a strategy to meet that target. The 2016 Community Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Report indicated a 10.1% reduction in emissions between 2010 and 2016.

For Louisville, the next step is to develop a strategy on how we as a community will achieve the reduction target and support our goals for creating a more resilient, equitable and environmentally just city. Staff from the Office of Sustainability will meet with community groups in the coming months to gather feedback and further elaborate on next steps. For more information on Louisville’s effort to reduce GHG emissions, including access to a survey and a way to request a speaker in your neighborhood, 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.

School Garden Grant Opportunity

school garden

The Slow Food Bluegrass School Garden Grant supports a school garden project based in Louisville, KY with $5,000 distributed over the course of three years: $2,500 in year one, $1,500 in year two, and $1,000 in year three. To be eligible for a Slow Food Bluegrass Garden Grant, applicants must be a (a) 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or (b) nonprofit (public or private) K-12 school, developing a student garden project focused on connecting and engaging children with fresh fruits and vegetables. Priority is given to both limited-resource communities and to projects clearly demonstrating strong buy-in from stakeholders. Please email your application to info@slowfoodbluegrass.org; applications are due by March 10th. For more information please visit http://www.slowfoodbluegrass.org/schoolgardens/.

LWV Dinner & Democracy Meeting – January 21 & 22

League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters is hosting Dinner & Democracy, a monthly community forum, on Monday, January 21, and on Tuesday, January 22 (hosted recording of Monday’s session). The topic for discussion is the 2020 Census-Redistricting. What do we know? What don’t we know? What do we need to know and do? Meetings will be at the Lang House, 115 S. Ewing Avenue.

  • Monday, January 21 – dinner at 5:30 and program at 6:00 p.m. (reservations are not required and donations are accepted)
  • Tuesday, January 22 – program is at 10:00 a.m. (hosted recording of Monday’s session & discussion)

Questions, please call 895-5218 or email lwvlouisville@gmail.com.

Café LOUIE 2018 – January 26


Meet your legislators at the Louisville Free Public Libraries in 2019. The purpose of Café LOUIE is to provide constituents and their elected representatives a chance to engage and “get-to-know” each other in an informal setting.

From 9:00 am to 10:00 am each Saturday morning from January 19 through March 30, attendees will be able to meet and interact with their elected officials. Elected officials will be given a brief time for prepared remarks and to answer a few pre-selected questions submitted by attendees. The focus of these meetings is engagement through personal conversations.

Mark your calendars for two District 9 opportunities I will attend:

  • Saturday, January 26 – St. Matthews Community Center, 310 Ten Pin Lane
  • Saturday, February 23 – Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue

For a complete listing of Café LOUIE events, please click here.

Tax Preparation Appointments Available

tax prep

My office is partnering with the Louisville Asset Building Coalition (LABC) to provide FREE tax preparation services again in 2019. The service is FREE if you earned $64,000 Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) or less in 2018 or if you qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Call the appointment line today to see if you qualify and make your appointment! Appointments are available every Friday beginning February 1 through the end of tax season between 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at United Crescent Hill Ministries, 150 S. State Street, in Clifton. Please call the appointment line at 502-305-0005 to make an appointment and please share this with anyone you think may be eligible. Click here to view brochure.

Do you instead file your own taxes? Through the LABC website there are two options to self-file online. The “Turbo Tax Freedom Edition” is available if you have $33,000 or less in income. The software has a well-designed interview process that guides you through the process of making decisions about your filing status, inputting your income and making decisions about deductions and tax credits for which you may qualify. The other option is “My Free Taxes”, which is available if you make $64,000 or less. This program is developed by H&R Block and uses an interview process. Please visit, http://labcservices.org/index.php/free-tax-filing-at-labc-services, for more information.

ABC Notification – Hooked on Frankfort

ABC Notifications

Any person, association, corporation, or body politic may protest the granting of the license by writing the Dept. of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 1003 Twilight Trail, Frankfort, KY 40601-8400, within 30 days of the date of this legal publication.

Attached, please find a Change in Ownership memo and Courier Journal Legal announcement for an NQ4 Retail Malt Beverage by the Drink and 2 a.m. Extended Hours license(s) being applied for, located at 3202 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, KY. 40206. The ad ran in The Courier Journal Saturday, January 12, 2019.

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.

3937 Grandview312 Chenoweth307 HillcrestS Birchwood

Job Opportunities

  • Louisville Metro Emergency Medical Services – apply to be an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Apply until January 23, 2019. Includes four month training class Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Job is full-time with benefits. During training you will be paid $13.05/hour and after EMT certification $15.61/hour. Apply online at louisvilleky.gov/humanresources.
  • The Office of Circuit Court Clerk is now hiring Deputy Clerks – Current openings on all three shifts with the second and third receiving a shift differential. Salary levels $25,248 - $33,600, includes health insurance, retirement, paid holidays, sick leave, etc. For more information, please contact Human Resources at 595-3052 or email lisad@kycourts.net.

4th Annual Local Business Expo - January 22nd


You’ve proved you know how to shop local for holiday gift giving, but now let’s talk business. Where do you buy your printer paper? Who does your taxes? How do you market your service or product? Do you shop local for these services also? An upcoming event will give attendees the chance to ‘walk the talk’ and find quality, local vendors for their business purchases.

The Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA), an organization with 900 local and independent business members, will host the fourth annual Louisville Local Business Expo on Tuesday, January 22 from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm at the Mellwood Arts Center (Picasso Room), 1860 Mellwood Avenue. The Expo will showcase over 60 local and independent “Business to Business” companies, giving purchasing decision makers the opportunity to explore local options for their needs. Admission is free with a business card.

For more information and to register, visit www.keeplouisvilleweird.com.

Neighborhood Meeting for 1700 Payne Street

Fowl Water LLC has submitted a development proposal plan to request a Conditional Use Permit for 1700 Payne Street. The duplex would be used as a two unit short-term rental property.

In accordance with the procedures of Louisville Metro Planning & Design Service, you are invited to attend a neighborhood meeting to discuss this proposal before a formal application can be filed. This is an informal meeting held by Fowl Water to provide you with the opportunity to review the proposed plan and discuss the proposal with the developer. The meeting is now scheduled for Wednesday, January 23, at 5:00 p.m. at 1700 Payne Street, #2 (rear), a new date from the one published last week.

At this meeting, Matt Fowler will explain the proposal and then discuss any concerns you might have. If you have any questions or concerns before the meeting, please call or email Matt Fowler at 727-2384 or matthewafowler@gmail.com.

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 17: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, will host a movie discussion of No Country for Old Men at 6:30 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.

Thursday, January 17: Carmichael's Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, to host Mickey Hess at 7:00 p.m. Hess is the author of A Guest in the House of HipHop, How Rap Music Taught a Kid from Kentucky What a White Ally Should Be. Questions, please contact the store at 896-6950.

Saturday, January 19: Breast Cancer Mammogram Screenings from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, 2707 Fleming Avenue. To make an appointment, please call 500-1411.

Saturday, January 19: Submit a sketch or drawing to the Hadley Pottery store, 1570 Story Avenue, now until Saturday, February 16, and receive a 10% discount that day and be entered to win a $500 shopping spree if your design wins. Hadley Pottery will also be providing a $500 matching donation to the Home of the Innocents. Hadley Pottery is open Monday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Questions, please contact the store at 584-2171.

Saturday, January 20: American Printing House for the Blind, 1839 Frankfort Avenue, will host a Mary Ingalls: The Frontier Years event from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Plan to sing songs, weave a beaded bracelet and celebrate Mary's birthday with cake. This event is free to the public, but space is limited so registration is required. Call 502-899-2213 or send email to kcarpenter@aph.org to register.

Monday, January 21: Metro Government Holiday - There will be no residential collection of garbage, recycling, or yard waste within the Urban Service District (former Louisville city limits). Collection will resume on Tuesday and will be delayed by one day.

Monday, January 21: League of Women Voters Dinner & Democracy monthly community forum. Topic is Redistricting. Dinner is at 5:30 p.m. and reservations are not required. Donations will be accepted. Program will begin at 6:00 p.m. Meeting will take place at the League of Women Voters, 115 S. Ewing Avenue. This program will repeat on Tuesday, January 22.

Tuesday, January 22League of Women Voters Dinner & Democracy monthly community forum. (This is a hosted recording of Monday's session & discussion). Topic is Redistricting. Program will begin at 10:00 a.m. Meeting will take place at the League of Women Voters, 115 S. Ewing Avenue.

Tuesday, January 22: Louisville Independent Business Alliance to host the Louisville Local Business Expo from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the Mellwood Art Center, 1860 Mellwood Avenue. More information about booth space is available online at, https://www.keeplouisvilleweird.com/event-3149510.

Wednesday, January 23: "Meet with Bill" from 10:00 a.m. - Noon at United Crescent Hill Ministries (UCHM), 150 S. State Street. Not everyone has the time to come downtown to meet, so we wanted to make this easy and informal with no appointment necessary to let me know if you have any concerns or questions about anything going on in the district or Metro Louisville.

Wednesday, January 30: United Crescent Hill Ministries (UCHM) to host Lunch & Learn from Noon to 1:00 p.m. at UCHM, 150 S. State Street. Learn the history of UCHM, programs that are offered and how to get involved. Lunch will be served during the presentation. Please RSVP by January 17 to Regan Kincaid at rkincaid@uchmlouky.org or call 893-0346.

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