District 25 eNews, January 17th, 2019


NEW KY Licenses & Travel ID


Kentucky is advancing the process of issuing driver’s licenses and personal ID cards in an effort to improve the security of state-issued credentials and comply with federal standards. The 2005 REAL ID Act requires changes to state standards, procedures, and requirements for the issuance of driver's licenses and identification cards accepted by select federal agencies, including the Transportation Security Administration. On October 1, 2020, Kentucky’s standard licenses will no longer be accepted to board U.S. flights or enter restricted federal facilities, like military bases, nuclear power plants or the White House.

Kentuckians do not need to replace their current credential unless they are within six months of their card's expiration date, they need to update their card due to a name, address, or gender change, or their current card expires after October 1, 2020 and they would like a Voluntary Travel ID.

All Kentucky driver’s licenses and personal IDs will include the following changes:

  • New Security, New Look: All credentials will have a new look to house the latest, state-of-the-art security features that will make Kentucky cards among the most secure in the nation.
  • Arrive In The Mail: Residents will continue to visit the Circuit Court Clerk’s office in their county of residence to apply for a new credential. The requested credential will arrive in the mail at the address provided by the applicant 5-10 business days later. Applicants will leave the Circuit Court Clerk’s office with a 30-day temporary printed document until the requested credential arrives in the mail.
  • Extended Shelf-Life: For the first four years of the new issuance process, non-CDL applicants and applicants over age 21 can choose between a four-year or eight-year credential. Starting spring 2023, all applicants will receive an eight-year credential. CDL credentials will be offered in eight-year renewal cycles only.
  • Optional Travel License: A Voluntary Travel ID credential offers all of the benefits of a standard credential, plus they are federally acceptable to board U.S. domestic flights and enter federally restricted facilities once federal enforcement begins on October 1, 2020.
  • New Pricing: The cost of all credentials will change to account for the extended renewal cycle and additional security improvements.
  • More Engagement, Upgraded Equipment: Expect a more interactive experience at your local Circuit Court Clerk’s office. All locations will receive modern equipment to quickly process required documentation.

What’s staying the same?

  • As long as Kentucky has an extension from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through October 1, 2020, residents may continue to use standard licenses for domestic air travel and federal facility entry. Kentucky's current extension expires August 1, 2019 but the state expects to maintain extensions until Real ID enforcement begins October 1, 2020.
  • Residents will continue to visit Circuit Court Clerk’s offices to apply for a new standard credential (driver’s license, permit, personal ID) or Voluntary Travel ID.
  • All driver’s license permits will remain valid for three years.
  • Applicant may only renew their current credential within six months of the expiration date.
  • Kentucky will maintain strict control over its driver’s license and personal ID card programs, and will only share information with law enforcement agencies for the specific purpose of criminal investigation.
  • Applicants can still donate to Trust for Life or register to be an organ and tissue donor when applying for a new credential at a local Circuit Court Clerk’s office.

For more information about the New Kentucky State License please visit https://drive.ky.gov/confidentKY/Pages/default.aspx

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

Mary M. Miller Riverboat Cruise Rescheduled - April 14


The rescheduled Mary M. Miller riverboat cruise is coming up soon!  Due to dangerous weather conditions, the original date was cancelled and moved to Sunday, April 14th in order to give enough time for water levels to return to normal.

There will be two cruise departure times, 1:00pm and 4:30pm. Boarding will begin 30 minutes prior to each of these scheduled times. Limited seating will be available the day of the cruises. You can reserve a seat by visiting Southwest Community Ministries and giving a $5 suggested minimum donation.

When: Sunday, April 14th 1:30pm &4:00pm

Where: Riverview Park, 8202 Greenwood Rd.

All reserved seats on the previously cancelled cruise date will be honored April 14th. If you have any questions, please call Southwest Community Ministries (502) 935-0310.

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

Slow Food Bluegrass School Garden Grant


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/

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

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Brian Boles

Legislative Assistant

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Louisville, KY 40202

(502) 574-1125


Southwest Regional

Metro Council Office

7219 Dixie Highway

Louisville, KY 40272

(502) 574-7988


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