UPDATE April 18, 2019

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Jessica Green 




Charles Weathers

Legislative Assistant



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



Weekly Yard Waste Collection Shifts 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.

Measles and Chickenpox Vaccination Clinics to Be Held Tomorrow and Saturday


Measles Remerges in the U.S. with Six Current Outbreaks

In the wake of six current measles outbreaks throughout the United States, the University of Louisville Division of Infectious Diseases and the Department of Public Health and Wellness are teaming up to host two reduced-cost immunization clinics on for Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) and chickenpox April 19 and April 20.

The clinics will be held at the University of Louisville Vaccine and International Travel Clinic at 501 W. Broadway, Suite 110, on Friday April 19 from 5 – 8 p.m. and on Saturday April 20 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

Vaccines are $40.00 per dose and will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis while supplies last.  This special rate is considerably less than the regular price of $80-$120 per dose for MMR vaccine and the $100-$150 per dose for chickenpox vaccine.  Because of the below-cost rate, insurance cannot be accepted at the clinic.  Cash, credit card and medical spending accounts will be accepted.

Anyone who falls into one or more of the following categories should be immunized:

  • Adults who do not have evidence of receiving 2 doses of MMR vaccine in the past
  • Children and adolescents under the age of 18 years should have received MMR vaccine and chickenpox vaccine from their pediatrician or primary care provider.  If not, they may come to one of the clinics for evaluation
  • Adults who do not have evidence of receiving 2 doses of chickenpox vaccine and have not had diagnosed chicken pox
  • Individuals preparing for international travel
  • Adults previously vaccinated between 1963-1967 (typically, adults now in their fifties) when the measles vaccine administered may have been ineffective
  • Adults previously vaccinated between 1963-1991 who may have received only a single dose of MMR vaccine
  • Anyone wanting to be vaccinated who is unsure of their vaccination status.

Measles can be deadly, particularly in children; two to three out of every 1000 people infected will die from measles.  Measles is reemerging in the United States largely because of pockets of unvaccinated populations throughout the country.  As people travel outside the United States to countries where measles is prevalent and then return home, or when unvaccinated international travelers visit our country, the disease has the chance to spread among those who have not been immunized. 

“Many visitors will be traveling to Louisville for Derby, both from outside the United States where the disease is prevalent and from areas inside our country that are currently experiencing outbreaks. Our focus at the Vaccine and Travel Clinic is on illness prevention, and that’s why it’s so important to us that parents and children get immunized now,” said Dr. Ruth Carrico, of the Division of Infectious Diseases of the University of Louisville.

“Measles is one of our most contagious diseases and MMR is one of our most effective vaccines.  It’s totally unnecessary that children and adults should be unprotected against this deadly disease.  We urge everyone to be immunized,” said Dr. Lori Caloia, Medical Director of the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness.

From January 1 to April 11, 2019, 555 individual cases of measles have been confirmed in 20 states. This is the second-greatest number of cases reported in the U.S. since measles was eliminated in 2000.

Measles outbreaks of three or more cases had been reported in five states including Washington, New York City, New York's Rockland County, Michigan, Illinois and California.  Fifteen other states, including Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Nevada, Oregon and Texas have also seen measles cases.  Louisville has not had any measles cases so far this year. Kentucky’s two cases involved unvaccinated children living in the south-central part of the state who had traveled outside the United States. 

Uninsured individuals can also receive MMR and chickenpox vaccines from the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness.  Phone 574-5380.

The Playhouse Presents "A Raisin in the Sun"


Air Pollution Control District Permit Request


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

            The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a FEDOOP operating permit to Thornton Transportation-Louisville Terminal (bulk liquid storage facility engaging in the wholesale of petroleum products), 7800 Cane Run Road, Louisville, KY 40258 in accordance with Regulation 2.17. This permit is being issued to change the ownership and name change from the acquisition that occurred at the facility. The 30-day public comment period starts on April 17, 2019, and ends on May 17, 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 May 17, 2019.

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PVA Reassessment Begins


That’s why it’s so important residents know about their right to an appeal, and how to go about filing the appeal.

We also look forward to sharing information about the resources offered to community residents by our partners and other community organizations. The PVA’s office often comes in contact with residents in need of assistance with home repairs, paying their tax bills, or navigating the path to investing in real estate in challenged areas of our community. We are glad to be partnering with organizations that do such good work in these areas.

Interior issues include, but are not limited to:

  • Kitchens and/or bathrooms that are not updated
  • An unfinished basement
  • Plumbing issues
  • Electrical issues
  • Damage to ceilings and/or walls

Exterior issues include, but are not limited to:

  • Damage to soffits, or the underside of your home i.e. arches, balconies, eaves
  • Foundation damage
  • Roof damage
  • Gutter damage
  • Damaged windows
  • Unusable or unsafe garages or driveways

Steps to apply: 

Step 1 - Prepare your appeals package to support your opinion of the value of your home. Documentation is important.

Step 2 - Log on to www.jeffersonpva.ky.org. Click on PVA ONLINE CONFERENCE & APPEALS

Step 3 - Follow the instructions to complete the online process. If you did not upload your documentation – photos, paperwork and comments, you must either mail or hand deliver them within three business days to:

For more information follow the link  https://jeffersonpva.ky.gov/resources/

The Pothole Blitz Has Begun


The annual blitz to rid Louisville Metro streets of the potholes formed after a long winter is underway. Metro Public Works (MPW) is moving across the city in a grid pattern to patch all the potholes it can find. Of course, MPW responds to reports and patches potholes year round, but it especially wants 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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LIHEAP Funding Extended


LIHEAP funding deadline extended through April 30.  Income-eligible residents of Louisville now have more time to apply for funding to help with energy bills, thanks to an extension of the deadline for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). The former deadline of March 29 was recently pushed back to April 30 by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, which administers the LIHEAP program through a network of 23 Community Action Agencies across the state. 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”, assist households that are in a home energy crisis and that are facing disconnection from 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. “The extended deadline is great news,” said Eric Friedlander, acting director of Louisville Metro Office of Resilience and Community Services, which administers LIHEAP locally as Louisville’s community action agency. “Our goal is that everyone who is eligible for LIHEAP, and in need of assistance, apply for this program.” LIHEAP Crisis operates on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are exhausted or through April 30, 2019, whichever comes first. Benefits provided by this program are paid directly to the applicant’s heating vendor. To apply, residents must schedule an appointment utilizing the automated appointment system. Appointments can be scheduled by phone by calling 502-991-8391 or online at www.louisvilleky.cascheduler.com 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. Applicants must be a resident of Jefferson County 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 are within ten days of running out. 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..

Your Voice, Your Vote!


The deadline for registering to vote in Kentucky before the 2019 Primary Election is coming up and it’s easier than ever to do so.

Monday, April 22 is the last day to register to vote in the Tuesday, May 21 election. Kentuckians can now register to vote, and check and update their registrations, online.  More information and links are at this website: http://elections.jeffersoncountyclerk.org/registration-deadlines/.

Exercise your right to register and vote in 2019!  

Neighborhood Place Offers Workshops on Mindfulness, Living Well and Parenting Skills


April 9, 11, 16, 24 and 29, A Healthy Journey for Two Educational Baby Shower at multiple locations.

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. 

  • April 9, NorthWest Neighborhood Place, 4018 West Market St. 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • April 11, First Neighborhood Place, 1503 Rangeland Rd. 1 – 3 p.m.
  • April 16, South Central Neighborhood Place, 4255 Hazelwood Ave., 1 – 3 p.m.
  • April 24, Ujima Neighborhood Place, 3610 Bohne Ave., 1 -3 p.m.
  • April 29, Bridges of Hope Neighborhood Place, 1411 Algonquin Parkway. 1 – 3 p.m.

Thursdays, April 11 – May 16, Living Well Workshop at South Jefferson Neighborhood Place, 10 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

Located at 1000 Neighborhood Place.  Call 772-8588 to register. Do you have diabetes, high blood pressure, pain, asthma, arthritis, depression or other ongoing health problems?  This program offers free support and can help you learn to manage your health.  Earn an eight-week YMCA membership just for attending. Sponsored by Family Health Centers and the YMCA.

Wednesdays, April 17 – June 13, 4 Your Child Dads Making the Difference at First Neighborhood Place.  Sessions are from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Located at 1503 Rangeland Rd. (door #16) side of Thomas Jefferson Middle School. 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 socio-economic status all impact fathers’ ability to contribute to their children’s growth and development. Participants may qualify to be compensated up to $220. 

April 18, Passport Health Care Community Engagement at South Jefferson Neighborhood Place, 2 - 3 p.m. Located at 1000 Neighborhood PlaceCall 1-800-578-0603, ext.  8428 to leave a message if you want to attend.  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.

About Neighborhood Place Louisville’s Neighborhood Place -- a partnership of Louisville Metro Government (including the Office of Resilience and Community Services, and Public Health and Wellness), Jefferson County Public Schools, Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services and Centerstone (formerly Seven Counties Services) -- provides community-based centers which bring together health care, education, employment and social services at eight locations across the community. To find a Neighborhood Place in your neighborhood, please call Metro Call at 311.

Good Will Offers Voucher Program


Louisville Metro Office of Resilience and Community Services (RCS), serving as the community action agency for Jefferson County, is happy to share the news that Goodwill Industries of Kentucky has made its voucher program available through Kentucky’s Community Action Agencies.

Income eligible residents of Jefferson County in need of assistance for clothing, household items, furnishings and other supplies may be eligible to receive vouchers redeemable at participating Goodwill retail stores.

Program eligibility: To be considered eligible for a voucher an individual must:

  • Present a need that a Goodwill voucher can help to           fulfill
  • Be at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines
  • Reside in Jefferson County, KY

Documentation required to sign up:

  • Copy of picture ID, if available, or other form of ID for the applicant
  • Proof of income for all household members for the prior month
  • Social Security Cards for all household members
  • Proof of primary residency located in Jefferson County

Individuals who meet the income guidelines and provide supporting documentation may be eligible to receive one Goodwill voucher for $50, and up to five vouchers totaling $250. The $250 maximum is a biennial limit.  There will be no refunds from Goodwill if the entirety of the voucher is not used.

Intake procedure: Applicants can begin the process by either visiting or calling any of the eight Neighborhood Place sites.  Ask the receptionist to speak to a Resilience and Community Services (RCS) staff member regarding the Goodwill Voucher Program.  Applicants will be advised of more details and what documentation they will be required to complete prior to the initial appointment.

Click here for a list of Neighborhood Places, addresses, and phone numbers; or call Metro311 by simply dialing 311 or 574-5000 for help locating the Neighborhood Place nearest you. 

(Note: Current RCS clients can ask to discuss this program with their case manager).

Applicants will be served on a first-come, first-served basis until funding is expended.

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Catholic Enrichment Center Events

Ngoma Movement Series

 “Ngoma is Swahili for dance”. “The dance is a poem of which each movement is a word.” - Mata Hari The series of beginning dance classes includes Ballet, Jazz, Liturgical, Hip-Hop, and Modern. They take place from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Wednesdays, ages six through nine and Thursdays, ages three through five. An older age group might be added based upon the number of requests. Space is limited, and you must sign-up. The cost is $25.00 a series. Appropriate dance attire is required. Assistance and resources are available. Contact the CEC at 502.776.0262 to sign-up or for more details. The center is located at 3146 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40211.

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 Mondays, Dance on Tuesdays and Arts and Crafts on Thursdays. 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 more details and to schedule your child. 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 502.303.0747. The center is located at 3146 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40211.

ACT/SAT Test Prep

The Office of Multicultural Ministry’s Catholic Enrichment Center is offering ACT/SAT Test Prep Sessions on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. The center is located at 3146 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40211. The next dates are: April 6, 2019; and June 1, 2019. The classes are FREE!! These dates coincide with the national ACT/SAT test dates which are: 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.

Spring Break Explosion Camp

Are you searching for something positive for your child to participate in during spring break? The Catholic Enrichment Center of the Archdiocese of Louisville’s Office of Multicultural Ministry will offer a Spring Break Explosion Camp again this year. It will take place Monday, April 1 through Friday, April 5, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. This week-long program is for youth currently enrolled in grades one through eight and will provide your child with a safe, productive and exciting spring break experience. The cost is $50.00 per child and includes breakfast, lunch, snack, arts & crafts, and much more. The center is located at 3146 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40211. For additional information or to register please call the CEC at (502)776-0262.

Louisville Parks and Recreations Leagues


Adult Co-Ed Kickball

  • Teams ages 18 and older, minimum of seven teams. Games are on Mondays and Wednesday nights at Seneca Park, 3151 Pee Wee Reese Drive. Registration deadline, April 26, 2019. For more information, click here.

Spring Softball Leagues

  • Co-ed and men’s teams. Games are Monday-Friday nights at several local parks. Registration deadline, April 26, 2019. For more information, click here.

Senior Softball League

  • Ages 60 and older play on Tuesday mornings and 65 and olderplay on Thursday mornings at Camp Taylor Park, 4201 Lee Park. For registration information please contact Al Benniger at 502/458-7727 or Louisville Parks Athletics Office at 502/574-4515.

Youth Soccer Skills Clinics

  • Ages 18 and Younger at the Beechmont Community Center. With Louisville City FC. Free, Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – no clinic April 13. Starts on March 16 with a kick-off event and ends April 27. For more information, click here.

Pitch, Hit and Run Competition

  • The annual Pitch, Hit, and Run competition begins March 30 at Petersburg Park.The competition will continue on April 6 at Wyandotte Park.Competitors ages 7-14 are invited to come practice throwing strikes at a designated target, hitting for distance and accuracy, and sprinting from 2nd base to home plate. For more information, call 502/574-4515 or e-mail Brady.Buckley@louisvilleky.gov.

New Kentucky Driver's License

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The New KY Drivers License: Get Ready for Changes
CLICK HERE for more information.

March 19-March 26 is the tentative date for the Jefferson County roll-out of the new license process.


Do You Have a Million Dollar Idea?


Attend an Open Call where you will be given the opportunity to do a 1-minute pitch of your business/product/idea to a member of the Casting Team -- just like you would as if you were on the show. Come prepared to wow and dazzle us. Be advised: security may check your bag and you are responsible for your own parking. We do not validate. To apply at an Open Call you must have a completed Application Packet and bring it with you. Please take the time to complete it fully and legibly.

All Open Calls are open to the general public. As long as you arrive during the allotted "Numbered Wristbands Distributed" time and receive a wristband you will have the chance to pitch. There is no reason to camp out the night before. Please be respectful of the neighborhood in regards to trash and noise. If you have any questions please email us at casting@sharktanktv.com. We will get back to you as soon as we can. Please do NOT call the venue.

- You will have time to go back to your vehicle after you receive your wristband to get any large or bulky props or equipment.
- There are no guarantees of access to power, internet or any other A/V equipment.
- You may only pitch one business, product or idea.


200 E. Brandeis Ave.
Louisville, KY 40208
9AM-11AM - Wristbands Distributed
10AM - Interviews Begin

Link to Shark-tank webpage.


Tri-State Regional Trades Expo


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Air Quality and Your Health Workshop

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