District 26 eNews | April 18th

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Brent T. Ackerson

26th District Councilman
502-574-1126
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Jeff T. Noble

Legislative Aide
502-574-1126
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Michael Garton

District Liaison 
502-574-1126
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PHONE DIRECTORY

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 Highways
210-5400

TARC
585-1234

Veterans Affairs - 595-4447

Zoo
459-2181

Dear Neighbor,

Since we're getting close to that time of year where every organization, church, and club seems to be having events - not to mention spring sports - I wanted to get two events on your calendar in hopes you can join us.

First, we will hold our Spring Town Hall at St. John Paul II Church on Hikes Lane on May 11th. From 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. you will have the opportunity to hear from Department Heads of Louisville Metro Government (like Parks, Public Works, Metro Animal Services, and Develop Louisville) and ask them questions. While they may not have all the answers, or the answer you hope for, they will get back to you if they don't know. This is an important opportunity of direct access to those who make city services happen. Our office will do everything we can to make sure they respond and work to resolve your concerns. 

Second, our friends at the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival will be performing Macbeth, one of the great tragedies, at Klondike Park on May 19th at 2:00 p.m. Certainly you can make the trip to Central Park this summer and see more Shakespeare (and you should), but we don't always have the opportunity to see quality performances in our own backyards. I hope you will consider joining us for an evening with the Bard and one of the most important works of English theater. 

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Brent T. Ackerson
26th District Councilman


In This Issue:


Weekly Yard Waste Collection shift to 12 p.m. start time

Collection crews will now begin their routes at noon each day and run into the evening 

The volume of yard waste set out for collection by residents of Louisville’s Urban Services District has been very heavy since the April 1 start of yard waste collection season. The high volume has led to delayed or missed collections in some cases.

To handle to high volume and get collection on schedule, we shifted the daily start time of yard waste collection. Crews are now starting out on their yard waste collection routes at noon instead of the previous 6 a.m. start time. That creates a better match between the availability of yard waste collection workers and equipment.

The new schedule means the regular yard waste collection schedule will extend into the evening. However, residents should continue to set yard waste out by the morning of collection day. If yard waste has not been collected by 8 p.m. on the assigned day, residents should contact Metro311 the following morning at 311 or 574-5000.

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April 20 | Fruit Tree Sale

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April 22 | Central H.S. Blood Drive

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April 24 | First Waterfront Wednesday of 2019

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April 25- May 3 | Kentucky Derby Festival "Fest-A-Ville"

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April 25 | Buechel Womens Club

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April 26 | Compost Sale

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English Conversation Club at Bon Air Library Continues

The English Conversation Club at Bon Air Library will continue through April on Thursdays at 6:30pm. 

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April 30 | Energy assistance program deadline

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Income-eligible residents of Louisville now have more time to apply for funding to help with energy bills via the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

The former deadline was recently pushed back to April 30 by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, which administers the LIHEAP program.

LIHEAP is a federally-funded program that provides assistance to individuals or families struggling to pay their electric, natural gas or other energy bills. The current phase of LIHEAP, called the “Crisis Component”, assists households that are in a home energy crisis and facing disconnection of their utility services. Also again this year, residents who have received a current LG&E bill with a Past Due Balance may be eligible to apply. 

To apply, start by scheduling an appointment. You can schedule an appointment by phone at (502) 991-8391 or online at www.louisvilleky.cascheduler.com or in person at one of six LIHEAP locations.  The toll-free service is currently open and is available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.


May 11 | District 26 Town Hall

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May 19 | Macbeth in Klondike Park

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Eastbound Main St. lane change

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Say goodbye to that single eastbound lane on the otherwise one-way westbound Main Street between Third and Fourth streets. Effective April 8, the block will revert to all one-way and the eastbound "contra lane" will disappear. The contra lane was installed in 2010 to ensure access to Actors Theatre when the newly opened KFC Yum Center added heavy event traffic to the area.

The recent conversion of Third Street to two-way traffic between Main and Market streets now provides increased access to Actors, and traffic patterns for the two venues during simultaneous events are well established.


Report a Pothole! #502pothole

The annual blitz to rid Louisville Metro streets of the parting pothole gifts of winter is underway. We’re moving across the city in a grid pattern to patch all the potholes we can find. Of course, we respond to reports and patch potholes year round, but we especially want the public's help though the blitz that ends on April 30. Here's how you can report a pothole:

  • On Twitter use the hashtag 502pothole. Just include the address or intersection where the pothole is located along with the hashtag in a tweet, and you’re done.
  • The pothole reporting form that you can find at the top of the city’s webpage, Louisvilleky.gov. Just click on the “Report a pothole” link and fill in the location information.
  • Contact Metro311 in one of these ways
    • Call them at 311 or 574-5000
    • Download the Metro311 app on your smartphone and use it to report a pothole

Email them at metro.311@louisvilleky.gov

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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 at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/volunteer-event-seneca-park-tickets-56123409629 

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See a street light out? Report it using this link

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If you see a street light out in your neighborhood (or anywhere in Louisville), LG&E has provided a link you can use to report the issue. Click here to let them know! 


New Kentucky Drivers License Info

The New KY Drivers License:
Get Ready for Changes

CLICK HERE for more information

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Census Bureau is hiring!

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Circuit Court Clerk Hiring

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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

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

  • 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

TYPES OF REPAIRS

  • 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


Public Meetings Notices

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.

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Vacancies on Louisville Metro Boards and Commissions

Get involved in Louisville Metro government and governance by joining one of the 80+ boards and commissions that oversee and advise public officials on how to best move our city forward. Here are just a few of the boards that are looking for additional members. Click here or on their name to learn more

 

AFFORDABLE HOUSING TRUST FUND BOARD

AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT BOARD

BI-STATE BRIDGE AUTHORITY

BRIGHTSIDE, INC.

BUILDING CODE BOARD OF APPEALS

CEMETERY BOARD

CODE ENFORCEMENT BOARD

COMMUNITY ACTION PARTNERSHIP ADMINISTERING BOARD

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PREVENTION COORDINATING COUNCIL (DVPCC)

DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT REVIEW OVERLAY BOARD

DOWNTOWN MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

ETHICS COMMISSION

FRIENDS OF METRO ANIMAL SERVICES (FOMAS)

HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION ADVOCACY BOARD

KENTUCKIANAWORKS GREATER LOUISVILLE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD

LANDMARKS COMMISSION

LOUISVILLE FILM ADVISORY COMMISSION

LOUISVILLE REGIONAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY BOARD

MEDICAL CENTER COMMISSION OF JEFFERSON COUNTY

MENTAL HEALTH DIVERSION BOARD

NULU REVIEW OVERLAY DISTRICT COMMITTEE (ADVISORY)

POLICE MERIT BOARD

REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

RIVERPORT AUTHORITY

RIVERSIDE - THE FARNSLEY-MOREMEN LANDING

SCIENCE CENTER BOARD OF DIRECTORS

SMOKETOWN NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN

TAX APPEALS BOARD

URBAN SERVICES DISTRICT BOARD

WATERWORKS

ZOO FOUNDATION BOARD

 


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:

BonAirLibrary

Bon Air Public Library

2816 Del Rio Place 40220
(502) 574-1795

StMatthewsLibrary

St. Matthews Public Library*

(502) 574-1771

*This location is undergoing renovations and is scheduled to reopen on May 9th!

NewburgPublic

Newburg Public Library 

4800 Exeter Avenue 40218
(502) 479-6160