District 25 eNews, April 18, 2019


Register to Vote for the Primary Election by Apr. 22nd


Tuesday, May 21 is the Primary Election.

Last day to register to vote in the primary is Monday, April 22. If a person will turn 18 ON Election Day (Tuesday, Nov. 5 ,2019), they can register now and vote in the May 21 Primary. https://vrsws.sos.ky.gov/ovrweb/govoteky

To view sample ballots, click the following links: 

Early In-House Absentee Voting

Registered voters in Jefferson County who may cast their vote early at Election Center, 701 West Ormsby Avenue, Room 301 (near 7th and Oak Streets).

Monday-Friday April 15, 2019 – May 20, 2019 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Saturday’s May 11, 2019 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. May 18, 2019 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Early Voting Criteria

  • If absent from Jefferson county on Election Day        (Tuesday, May 21, 2019)
  • women in their last trimester of pregnancy
  • due to surgery or spouses surgery. 
  • people with the inability to vote due to; age, illness or disability 

Mailed in Absentee Ballots

APPLICATION for an absentee ballot must be requested, complete and returned to Jefferson County Election Center office no later than close-of-business SEVEN days before the election to receive a ballot.

Online: https://www.jeffersoncountyclerk.org/AbsAppRequest

email: Absentee@JeffersonCountyClerk.org

The ballot must be returned via mail to County Clerk's Office, and must be in the County Clerk's office no later than on Election Day, Tuesday May 21 (not postmarked on that day)

For more information:

contact the Jefferson County Election Center  either by phone: 502.574.6100 or by email E-mail: Elections@JeffersonCountyClerk.org.

You may also contact the Kentucky Board of Elections via phone: 502-573-7100 or chekc out their website at http://elect.ky.gov/

Express Your Environmental Concerns in Jefferson County!


Future Dreamers Civic Leadership Program - Southwest Dream Team


The Southwest Dream Team is excited to unveil our pilot "Future Dreamers" Civic Leadership Academy. Participants will graduate from the Future Dreamers program with increased knowledge of community assets and opportunities, and will have the resources and connections necessary to help address these challenges. Our goal is for graduates to become lifelong advocates and ambassadors to improve quality of life for residents in south and southwest Louisville.

The Future Dreamers program is a series of 5 workshops taking place on Tuesdays from 6-8pm from May 7 to June 4. 

Register to Participate

Nominate a Participant

Sponsor a Participant

Learn more about Future Dreamers and support the inaugural class here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/future-dreamers-civic-leadership-program-tickets-58642180340

Metro Public Works Pothole Blitz


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

SW YMCA Family Movie Night Sponsored by Councilman David Yates - 4/26/19


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. 

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.

Help the KFTC Engage Louisvillians with Local Government!


Kentuckians For The Commonwealth is a statewide, grassroots organization working for a new balance of power and a just society. As they work together to build our strength, individually and as a group, to find solutions for real life problems. They use direct action to challenge – and change – unfair political, economic and social systems.

In 2017, their Jefferson County chapter created a guide to help Louisvillians understand the Louisville Metro Budget. In the same spirit, we have begun work on a People’s Guide to Local Government to empower Louisvillians to be more engaged in local politics. 

To determine the contents of the guide, KFTC is seeking community input. They have created an 11 question survey to ask residents what local issues and Metro Government functions they would like to know more about.

Residents can participate in the survey using the following link:


PVA Property Value Reassessments & Appeals


Per the PVA’s KRS statutory authority, they are re-evaluating the property values in Area 4 of Jefferson County this year, which includes Shively, PRP, and Valley Station. If your property value is reassessed this year, you will receive a postcard in the mail from the PVA which will be sent to all affected property owners on April 26th.

You have a right to appeal your property value reassessment. Those appeals must be made through a “conference” with the PVA by May 20th.

The PVA offers an online conference Tool available at www.jeffersonpva.ky.gov

To receive the Homestead or Disability Exemptions, you must apply. Details below.: 

  • 65+ Qualifications:
    Property owners become eligible for the Homestead Exemption on their primary home beginning the year they turn 65, if they owned and occupied the home on January 1st. The exemption can be claimed on one property.
  • Disability Qualifications:
    Property owners who have been declared totally disabled for the previous twelve months by the federal government or any public or private retirement system may be eligible to receive the Disability Exemption on their primary home. The exemption can be claimed on one property, and the applicant must have owned and occupied the home on January 1st. Additionally, parents of disabled children or legal guardians of disabled people may qualify for the exemption by placing the property in a legal trust for the benefit of the disabled person.

Many homeowners don’t know about these savings, so your help in spreading the word is very important.

Walk-Ins are Welcome:

  • Weekdays April 29th-May 20th 10am-4pm EDT at the Shawnee, Southwest, and Shively branches of the Louisville Free Public Library
  • Saturdays May 11th and 18th 10am-1pm EDT at the Shawnee and Shively branches of the Louisville Free Public Library, and 9am-1pm EDT at the offices of the Jefferson County PVA, 815 W. Market Street, suite 400.

By Appointment: Weekdays during the online conference period at our office, 815 W. Market Street, suite 400. Call us at 502-574-6224 to reserve a time.

By Telephone: If you are unable to participate in the online conference at home or in person, telephone conferences are available by appointment. Call 502-574-6224 to reserve a time.

LouieCONNECT - Community Resource Website


Are you or someone you know in need of services but don't know where to look?

LouieCONNECT.com  is a mobile optimized website that pulls together the services is our community that provide support for people experiencing a difficult time. It includes only those services that are free and provides all of the information needed to know what they offer, where they are located, when they are open, and any requirements to receive help.

Shively Ramp Significantly Safer for Drivers - Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Update


April 3rd, 2019 - Ramp improvements in Shively have reduced the number and severity of crashes, according to crash reports analyzed by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

Overall, the crash rate had fallen by 72 percent on the ramp – from 43 in the “before” data to just 12 in the “after” data. In addition, the types of crashes were also less severe and less likely to cause injury.

As you can see in the satellite photo, the old ramp from I-264 to Northbound Dixie Highway was short, had no traffic light and tunneled directly onto one of the region’s busiest corridors. But the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet invested about $725,000 in 2017 to straighten and realign the ramp, creating a T-intersection with a traffic light.

Now, most crashes that do occur happen when cars stopped for the traffic light misjudge and bump into the rear of a car in front of them – a typically less severe crash than would occur during merging at higher speeds in the old traffic pattern. The injury rate had fallen by 80 percent.

The cabinet reviewed data from a full year, without ongoing construction. So they compared data from November 2015-November 2016 to data from November 2017-November 2018.

KY Transportation Cabinet Updates on Dixie Hwy


Below is a list of projects overseen by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet happening in Southwest Louisville.

US 31W (Dixie Highway) North: Lane closures and delays possible at Greenwood Avenue (mile marker 19.0) due to installation of a micro-trench for conduit and fiber optic cables. Right lane will be closed daily from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.   This process will take several weeks to complete as crews progress north to West Broadway.

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 is reduced to two lanes northbound between Upper Hunters Trace and Gagel Avenue. Roadway is reduced to two lanes on southbound Dixie Highway between Blanton Lane and Upper Hunters Trace. Roadway is reduced to one lane southbound and two lanes northbound between Herbert Avenue and Crums Lane. In these areas where the lane closures are in place, the sidewalks are closed on the side where the roadwork is taking place. Pedestrians need to cross Dixie Highway at a signalized intersection and use the sidewalk on the other side of the road instead of walking through the construction work.

Log on to goky.ky.gov for the latest in statewide traffic and travel information in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

David Yates


Metro Council

 District 25

601 W. Jefferson Street

Louisville, KY 40202

(502) 574-1125

Email David


Brian Boles

Legislative Assistant

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Office Locations

City Hall

601 W Jefferson Street

Louisville, KY 40202

(502) 574-1125


Southwest Regional

Metro Council Office

7219 Dixie Highway

Louisville, KY 40272

(502) 574-7988


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Important Phone Numbers

Metro Call: 311 or 574-5000

Air Pollution: 574-6000

Animal Services: 473-7387 or 361-1318

Economic Development: 574-4140

Planning & Design Services: 574-6230

Community Services & Revitalization: 574-4377

County Attorney (Child Support): 574-8300

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: 574-7275

Metro Police: (Non Emergency)574-7111 or 574-2111

Metropolitan Sewer District(MSD): 540-6000

Louisville Water Company: 583-6610

LMPD 3rd Division: 574-2135

Anonymous Tipline:574-LMPD (5673)

Metro Safe: 572-3460 or 574-7111