District 26 eNews | February 21st

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Brent T. Ackerson

26th District Councilman
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Jeff T. Noble

Legislative Aide
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Michael Garton

District Liaison 
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Animal Control - 363-6609 

Bon Air Library - 574-1795

County Clerk - 574-5700

Courts System - 595-4428

Drivers License - Bowman Field 595-4405

Drivers License - Downtown    595-4924

Health and Wellness - 574-6520

LG&E - 589-1444

Louisville Water Company -      583-6610

MetroCall - 311

Mosquito Control - 574-6641

MSD - 540-6000

Poison Control - 589-8222

Police - LMPD - 574-2187

Police - St. Matthews - 893-9000

PVA - 574-6380

State Highway Office - 210-5400

TARC - 585-1234

Veterans Affairs - 595-4447

Zoo - 459-2181



If you have questions, comments or concerns about Mayor Greg Fischer's proposal to triple the tax on insurance premiums over the next four years, please join me and Daniel Frockt, Louisville Metro Government's CFO, this Saturday for a frank discussion about our city's budget and the options available to them. Details below:

26th District Budget Town Hall Meeting

Saturday February 23rd | 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
St. John Paul II Church (formerly St. Barnabas)
3042 Hikes Ln.
Louisville, KY 40220

If you are unable to make that meeting and wish to make your voice heard, please consider joining us for one of the other public meetings hosted by the Budget Committee and Louisville Metro Council. Those additional meetings are:

Thursday, February 28 – Public Hearing beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Monday, March 4 – Public Hearing beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Both of these meetings will be held in the Metro Council Chambers on the Third Floor of Historic City Hall at 601 W. Jefferson Street. You may enter the building on S. 6th Street or use the handicapped-accessible entrance on Congress Alley marked 609.

Thanks, and I hope to see you at one of these meetings,


Brent T. Ackerson
26th District Councilman

In This Issue:

Celebrate Black History at other local Libraries

If you can't make it Saturday, join in the history and the fun at another library near you. Following are a series of events you and your family may participate in at nearby libraries that will help mark African-American History Month and celebrate the diversity of our city. 

  • Saturday, February 23, 10:00 a.m. – children and their parents – Motown Dance Party for Children.  Songs, dancing, bubbles, parachute play, and a morning snack.  Southwest Library, 9725 Dixie Highway, 502-933-0029.

  • Monday, February 25, 6:00 p.m. – adult book discussion – Dreams from my Father: A story of Race and Inheritance by Barack Obama.  Fairdale Library, 10620 W. Manslick Road.  502-375-2051.

  • Tuesday, February 26, 10:00 a.m. adults – Introduction to African-American Genealogy.  Joe Hardesty, SAR Library Director, will lead a lecture, teaching how to learn to trace one’s family back to Emancipation and discover other resources that can be of tremendous help.  Bon Air Library, 2816 Del Rio Place. 502-574-1795

Please call the Library to confirm events are still scheduled.  Correct as of today, subject to change.

Feb. 22-24 | Junk Set-Out for Area K

For residents of the Urban Services District in "Area K" (highlighted in the photo below), the next large item pick up dates are THIS WEEKEND. You may set out items for collection starting Friday afternoon through Sunday afternoon where you normally place your garbage, recycling, and yard waste for collection.

The are some restrictions on what Public Works will collect. More information on that here. 

You can see a more detailed map of Area K by clicking here.

If you have questions, please let us know or call MetroCall at 311. 


Feb 27 | Public Meeting on Housing

Louisville has completed a Housing Needs Assessment and they want to hear your thoughts on their findings and recommendations. Come out to Bon Air Library to learn more. 

Wednesday, February 27 @ 9:30 a.m.
Bon Air Branch Library
2816 Del Rio Place 


MSD is hiring seasonal workers


MSD is hiring seasonal and full time positions. If you or a friend is interested, please follow the links below. 

Seasonal Worker

Job Summary
Under direct supervision, performs work that includes, but is not limited to labor related to multiple areas or departments throughout MSD. Performs other duties as assigned.

Temporary Facilities Maintenance Assistant
(Seasonal: April-November)

Job Summary
Performs inspections of MSD owned property during the mowing season, April through November. Verifies proper mowing maintenance of properties location throughout Jefferson County. Ensures that work such as mowing and trimming are within MSD specifications, that all trash and debris is cleared from property.  Under direct supervision, performs work that includes, but is not limited to labor related to multiple areas or departments throughout MSD. Performs other duties as assigned.


Job Summary
Assists in the process operation and routine, corrective & preventive maintenance of wastewater treatment facilities. Time in this position acts as a training period to become qualified as an Operator.

For more detailed position descriptions, pay information, and to apply please visit our website: http://www.louisvillemsd.org/Careers

March 2nd | Tree Planting

Louisville Grows is hosting a tree planting event in the Shelby Park and Smoketown Neighborhoods on March 2nd. If you and your family care to volunteer time and help improve our city's tree canopy, this is a fun way to do just that. Louisville Grows is a dynamic organization seeking to empower our community and cultivate. 

Learn more about this exciting opportunity here


Help restore Seneca Park!

Olmsted Parks Conservancy hosts park restoration volunteer opportunities in Seneca Park on Tuesdays from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. Tasks may include invasive plant removal, mulching, painting or general park beautification. Gloves, tools and guidance provided. Dress for the weather and working outdoors. Limited space is available. Please register online atwww.olmstedparks.org


New Kentucky Drivers License Info

The New KY Drivers License:
Get Ready for Changes

CLICK HERE for more information


Census Bureau is hiring!


Watch for scammers posing as City employees

Recently reports have come in that criminals are posing as Louisville Water employees to gain access to citizens' homes. The Water Company has put together a web page detailing what to look for if someone comes to your home saying they are a Louisville Water service technician. There is almost never a reason for a Louisville Water employee to need access to your home and the few exceptions to that will be when you specifically request their help (to test water quality or look for a leak). 

If you are ever uncertain about whether a Metro Louisville or Louisville Water employee is who they claim to be, ask to see identification and for their employee ID number. All Louisville Metro employees have both of those pieces of information on them at all times. If still in doubt, call the police or call the Water company directly. 


Free Trees!

Plant a tree today.

Grow benefits that last a lifetime.

TreesLouisville, in partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation's Community Canopy program, is offering a limited number of FREE trees to homeowners.

By planting trees in your yards you can benefit your entire community.

  • Trees help clean our water by reducing stormwater runoff and keeping chemicals, oil, and pollutants out of water supplies.
  • Studies have shown that children and youth living in greener neighborhoods are calmer and healthier.
  • Trees filter airborne pollution absorb carbon dioxide – improving our air quality and slowing climate change.
  • Trees can reduce energy consumption by up to 20% each year, leading to money savings for you.

Visit ArborDay.org/TreesLouisville
to reserve your trees today!



Slow Food Bluegrass School Garden Grant - Opportunities for a school Garden Project


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/

Metro Emergency Repair Program

For low-income families in Louisville, the City may provide home repairs in dire emergency situations. If you or someone you know has need for this assistance, please contact their office directly. Learn more from the program's website here


  • Must be owner occupied for at least one year.
  • Not available on rental property.
  • Must meet income guidelines (See Intake staff)
  • May receive assistance once in a five year period.
  • Louisville-Jefferson County residents only


  • Furnace Repair or replacement (October-April only)   
  • A/C Unit- Repair or replacement (Requires medical statement, Available May-Sept. only)   
  • Electrical repairs/upgrades.    
  • Water Line repairs/replacement.   
  • Sewer Line repairs/replacement.   
  • Water Heater repair/replacement, Gas or Electric.   
  • Gas Line leaks.

For further information contact Jackie Wilson-Rudy at 502-574-5850 or Jacqueline.Wilson-rudy@louisvilleky.gov

Yard Waste Pick-up is suspended through March 11th

For residents of the Urban Services District, Louisville Metro will be suspending weekly collection of yard waste from now through March 11, 2019. Individuals may request collection as needed through MetroCall at 574-5000.


Louisville Parks Foundation Survey




Learning at Your Neighborhood Library

The Louisville Free Public Library has much more to offer than just books you can check out. They offer free internet access, books on tape, CDs, DVDs, and many classes and events for kids, teens, and adults. Click the photo or name to see what programs are available:


Bon Air Public Library

2816 Del Rio Place 40220
(502) 574-1795


St. Matthews Public Library

(502) 574-1771

*This location is undergoing renovations, and regular programs will be held offsite until Spring 2019. Please check their calendar for the latest information.


Newburg Public Library 

4800 Exeter Avenue 40218
(502) 479-6160