District 9 eNews - Thursday, May 23, 2019


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No Memorial Day Pickup – Monday, May 27

garbage/recycling carts

There will be no residential garbage, recycling or yard waste collection within the Louisville Metro Urban Services District (former Louisville city limits) on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2019. Collection through the week will be delayed by one day because of the holiday.

Garbage pickup in St. Matthews will also be delayed because of the holiday.

Other District 9 residents who rely on private haulers for garbage, recycling and yard waste collection should consult those haulers about holiday collection schedules.

Also, the Waste Reduction Center on Meriwether Avenue, along with all staffed recycling centers and the Haz Bin hazardous waste disposal site, will be closed on Saturday, May 25 in recognition of the holiday and closed on Monday as usual. A complete list of the sites and regular operating hours is at louisvilleky.gov/recycling.

Hike, Bike & Paddle Returns on Memorial Day


Thousands of cyclists, paddlers and walkers will be in motion at the Mayor’s Subway Fresh Fit Hike, Bike & Paddle Monday, May 27 as it returns for a 15th consecutive Memorial Day at Waterfront Park.


For hikers, this year features three routes, including a 5K route, that will all travel along Waterfront Park to the Big Four Bridge, all ending back at the Great Lawn. All routes are dog friendly, except for the route across the Big Four Bridge. The dog friendly route will take hikers with animals on a path leading to the Louisville Community Boathouse and back to the Great Lawn. All dogs must be leashed, and their owners must pick up waste during the walk. For those needing a shortened walk, a third route will travel along Waterfront Park and circle back at the Big Four Bridge. All routes are wheelchair and stroller accessible.

The first 500 hikers will receive a 4-person or family free day pass to Abbey Road on the River, the world's largest Beatles-inspired music festival, in Jeffersonville, good for entrance on Monday.


For cyclists, this year’s 13.5-mile route will start near the Flock of Finns on Witherspoon Street, travel east on River Road to Witherspoon, circle back toward Waterfront Park and then travel west through the Portland and Shawnee neighborhoods to Shawnee Park and back to the Great Lawn. Bikers may elect to turn around at any point along the route, keeping in mind their safety and those of other cyclists.

All of the cycling and walking routes will be marked with signage and will have water stops at the halfway points to refill water bottles. The Louisville Bicycle Club and Scheller’s Fitness and Cycle are providing “bike captains” to help cyclists obey the rules of the road. “Bike doctors” will be stationed in Waterfront Park before the ride and along the route to assist cyclists with any equipment problems. Louisville Metro Police will provide traffic assistance at key intersections, and the Louisville Metro EMS bicycle team will patrol the route. All cyclists are asked to remain behind the lead Police vehicles.


The paddling activity will begin at the Harbor Lawn in Waterfront Park and go upstream to Towhead Island. The Ohio River will be otherwise closed to traffic, giving paddlers the ability to cross the river to Southern Indiana and then continue downstream to the 2nd Street Bridge and paddle back across the Ohio River to the Louisville side, ending at the Harbor Lawn. Paddle participants also can take a short excursion in a large Voyager Canoe at Harbor Point.

Paddlers can enter from the University of Louisville Rowing dock located at the east end of Waterfront Park near the Community Boat House, where paddlers will proceed downstream to the Harbor Lawn to await the start of the event. Free parking is available at this location. Volunteers will be on-site to assist paddlers at both locations.

Back by popular demand again this year, the Louisville Kayak Company will be offering kayak rental services at the event. You can reserve your kayak at the event or before you go by visiting www.hikebikeandpaddle.org.


Police and safety boats will be nearby during the paddling activity, and participants can get assistance if needed in launching their canoe or kayak. Safe paddling instruction and demonstrations will take place in the harbor area of the Great Lawn.

More than 50 vendors and information booths will open at 8:30 a.m. at Waterfront Park. Yoga, Tai Chi, Zumba and Pickleball demonstrations will be offered starting at 8 a.m., along with group participation.

2,500 free t-shirts will be available for those arriving early and completing a brief survey. Thanks to sponsor support, this year’s t-shirt is an upgraded performance sport material.

Subway will be handing out free cash gift cards to be used at any Subway location, while supplies last. The Brain Injury Association will distribute 500 helmets to riders who don’t have one. Neil Huffman Subaru will be giving away a free bicycle and kayak at the event. Participants are encouraged to be “green” and bring their own water bottles, which they will be able to fill at Waterfront Park and at various water stations along the routes, as part of Louisville Water’s Pure Tap To Go.

To view interactive route maps, a full schedule and for more information, visit hikebikeandpaddle.org. RSVP on the Hike, Bike and Paddle Facebook event page. Follow along on Twitter and Instagram @AroundLou!

Sustainability Story: Open House & Tree Giveaway

Louisville Nature Center

The Louisville Nature Center will host an open house and tree giveaway on Saturday, June 1 from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at 3745 Illinois Avenue.

1,000 free trees will be available for Jefferson County residents. Also enjoy live music, beer, food trucks, raffle and a silent auction.

We’d like to feature your sustainability story - a resident or business doing good things for the environment.  Riding the bus, bicycling, walking, gardening and more - our eNews will feature practices which can benefit all of us.  Send your story to Bill Hollander or Kyle Ethridge

Bowman Area Neighborhoods Plan Update


If you missed the public meetings on the Bowman Area Neighborhood Plan there is still time to get involved. You may view the Community Workshop Presentation online at http://www.bowmanareaplan.com/, click on the “document center”. After review, please submit your feedback online.

Louisville Metro Government, through the Office of Advanced Planning, is coordinating the process of creating a neighborhood plan for the Bowman Field area. The Bowman Area Neighborhoods Plan includes the Seneca Vista, Bowman, Park Hills, Hawthorne, and Big Spring Gardens neighborhoods, as well as the cities of Kingsley, Seneca Gardens, Strathmoor Village, and Wellington. This plan aims to address the planning needs and policy goals of this diverse community, offering a “roadmap” for future growth and sustainability. Rundell Ernstberger Associates, a local landscape architecture, planning, and urban design firm, has been retained to provide facilitation and technical guidance in this process.

Thank You for Recycling!

Responsible Recycling group

The D9 Annual FREE Responsible Recycling event last Saturday was another huge success! We were able to service 350 vehicles this year! Our vendors left the site with vehicles brimming with tons of items to reuse or recycle. See below to read how much was collected.

A BIG thank you to our dedicated volunteers and student volunteers from Atherton High School. We could not do this event without you, so thank you for spending a hot Saturday with us!

Photos from this event are now available online, click here to view.

All Shred – full truckload
Friends of the Library – collected roughly 3,000 books
Genie Recycling – 5 tons of electronics
Louisville Metro Police Department – 135 lbs. of expired drugs
OilTech – 50 gallons of used cooking oil
Supplies Over Seas – 261 lbs. of medical supplies
WaterStep – 325 lbs. of shoes

Did you miss our recycling event? Below is information on where to drop off items through Solid Waste Management Services (SWMS).

Recycle Latex Paint

latex paint

Drop off your usable, latex paint at one of Metro Public Works staffed recycling centers or any Habitat Restore. Habitat will re-blend the paint and sell it for $13 per gallon. Proceeds support Habitat for Humanity’s mission to create housing solutions for families in Louisville.

Here’s what you need to know

  • This recycling program is for LATEX PAINT ONLY.
  • Anything oil based or requiring paint thinner or other solvents for cleanup is a hazardous material and should be taken to HAZ BIN for disposal: 7501 Grade Lane
  • Leaking, unlabeled and empty containers will not be accepted.
  • Containers with open lids or obvious cracks will not be accepted.
  • Excessively rusted containers will not be accepted.
  • Must pass the shake test; paint should move inside the container when shaken.

25th Annual Crescent Hill Garden Tour – June 1

Crescent Hill Garden Tour

The Crescent Hill Garden Club will host its 25th Annual Tour on Saturday, June 1. This popular event attracts garden enthusiasts from all over Kentucky and neighboring states, who come to view Crescent Hill’s unique display of urban gardens. The tour will feature 10 private gardens, showcasing creative gardening in smaller spaces. 

The tour is held from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., rain or shine. Tickets can be purchased the day of the tour at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S. Peterson Avenue, where the tour begins. Tickets are $15. Funds from the tour are used to support garden and planting projects throughout the Crescent Hill area.

For more information or to purchase tickets in advance, visit: http://www.crescenthillgardentour.org/

Butchertown Art Fair – June 1 & 2

Butchertown Art Fair

The Annual Butchertown Art Fair will be held within the 800 and 900 blocks of East Washington Street on Saturday, June 1 from 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, June 2 from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The free event will include over 80 booth spaces including artists, craft vendors, food trucks, Mile Wide Beer, Copper & Kings Brandy cocktails, as well as wine. And don’t miss the live music and street performers!

The Art Fair is free and open to the public, and proceeds from booth fees benefit the Butchertown Neighborhood Association Inc. For more information, please click here.

Volunteers are still needed to make this event a success. Sign up to volunteer and get a free t-shirt. Click here for a list of assignments.

Louisville Water Company – Eastern Parkway Project Phase 3 to Begin June 3

LWC Phase 3

Beginning June 3, 2019, Louisville Water Company (LWC) will be starting the third and final phase of the “Eastern Parkway Project” to renovate a 1930s water main that stretches from the University of Louisville to LWC's Crescent Hill Water Treatment Plant. The project will extend the life of one of Louisville Water’s oldest water mains. To minimize disruption, LWC is using an innovative process called slip lining. For more information on this process go to LouisvilleWater.com/EasternPkwyProject.

Phase 3 is along Lexington Road and Stilz Avenue and is expected to run from June 3, 2019 to May 2020. Residents will not lose water service during the work, but there will be detours and lane closures. The project will require some road closures and the narrowing of Lexington Road from four to two lanes.

The first complete closure will be Stilz Avenue from Grinstead to Lexington Road. LWC will also be closing two lanes of traffic on Lexington Road between Grinstead and Cross Hill Road. Both of these phases of the project are expected to begin June 3 and may last up to three months.

Maps are available here:
Eastern Parkway Phase 3 Overview

MOT Phase 6 - Stilz Avenue from Lexington Road to Grinstead Drive

MOT Phase 1 – Lexington Road from Grinstead Drive to Cross Hill Road

If you have any questions, please email LWC at publicinfo@lwcky.com. You can also sign up to receive email communications at LouisvilleWater.com/EasternPkwyProject.

Fee Increase at Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center

MTM fees

Louisville’s budget shortfall, due to increasing pension costs and Metro Council’s decision not to increase taxes, is leading to increased fees for various City services. 

In addition to increases in various right-of-way and permitting fees, fees for all services at the Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center are rising on June 1.  Daily adult rates increase to $8; daily senior rates to $4.50; daily child rates to $3.   Monthly, yearly, punch card, swim lane rentals and other fees are also rising. 

All new rates and Summer 2019 hours are online here: https://louisvilleky.gov/government/parks/mary-t-meagher-aquatic-center.

ABC Notification – Hillcrest Tavern

3212 Frankfort

Below please find a New Location memo and Courier Journal Legal announcement for an NQ4 Retail Malt Beverage by the Drink and Sunday Drink license(s) being applied for, located at 3212 Frankfort Avenue (Hillcrest Tavern), Louisville, KY. 40206.  The ad ran in The Courier Journal Friday, May 10, 2019.

Any person, association, corporation, or body politic may protest the granting of the license by writing the Dept. of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 1003 Twilight Trail, Frankfort, KY 40601-8400, within 30 days of the date of this legal publication.

Notice of Planning & Design Public Meetings

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.  

1922 Payne Street510 Wendover

Donate an Electric Fan for Seniors and Disabled Residents

electric fan

With the arrival of warmer temperatures, KIPDA Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living is once again teaming up with Louisville Metro Office for Aging & Disabled Citizens (OADC) to collect electric fans for seniors and persons with physical disabilities.  The fans will be distributed to qualified individuals within the KIPDA region including Jefferson, Bullitt, Henry, Shelby, Oldham, Spencer, and Trimble Counties. Donations of new box fans will be collected through June 3rd at:

  • KIPDA, 11520 Commonwealth Drive (Louisville, KY 40299)
  • WLKY Studio, 1918 Mellwood Avenue

Drop off hours are Monday through Friday; 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Monetary donations will also be accepted to purchase fans. Make checks made payable to KIPDA, Attn:  Fan Fair Program and mail to the address on Commonwealth Drive listed above postmarked by June 3rd.  If you would like to make special arrangements for a donation or need further information, please contact Sarah Teeters (502) 574-5092 at the OADC or Jennifer Craig (502) 266-5571 at KIPDA.

On June 8th, a “Fan Fair” will be held from 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. at the Edison Center located at 701 W. Ormsby Ave. to distribute the collected fans to seniors 60 and older, as well as to individuals with physical disabilities, on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Qualifications to receive a free fan will be:

  • Person 60 years or older
  • OR documentation verified by a physician of a physical disability
  • Must be a resident of Jefferson, Oldham, Henry, Shelby, Spencer, Trimble or Bullitt Counties
  • Proof of address and age will we required
  • One fan per household

For more information about the fan donations or Fan Fair, visit https://louisvilleky.gov/government/resilience-and-community-services or www.KIPDA.org.

Louisville Bats Nights


The Louisville Bats are once again hosting Louisville Metro Government Nights. Community Involvement Vouchers are available for groups and organizations doing good works in the community. Tickets are available on the following Monday nights: May 27, June 3, July 1, August 26 and September 2. 

Each voucher will allow two (2) people into the Preferred Seating Area.

To request vouchers, please contact Makinsey at Mthrasher@BatsBaseball.com. Please include your Metro Council District, contact name, mailing address, daytime phone and number of vouchers requested.

District 9 Calendar Events

Below are some Ninth District calendar events!  To view a full listing of events please visit the District 9 Blog at http://district9news.wordpress.com/.  If you would like to submit events to be considered for the blog calendar please email Kyle Ethridge or call 574-1109.

Thursday, May 23: Join St. Matthews Area Ministries (St. MAM) at Texas Roadhouse, 5000 Shelbyville Road from 4:00 – 10:00 p.m. for dinner and 10% of your food purchase will go to support the programs at St. MAM. All you need to do is show this flyer, click here to download.

Thursday, May 23Carmichael’s Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, to host Greg Gitschier, author of Sneakin' Deacon, at 7:00 p.m. Gitschier, a Louisville native, has been a police officer, US Secret Service agent, and senior special agent, and is now a bodyguard and security consultant (Greg Gitschier Consulting LLC). Gitschier was a police officer in Louisville for 11 years and a Secret Service agent for more than 21 years. In the Secret Service, he worked as a bodyguard, criminal investigator, firearms instructor, fitness coordinator, and police task force supervisor. He was assigned full-time to protect President Ronald Reagan’s family and has protected other heads of state and dignitaries, including the Queen of England, the Emperor of Japan, and Pope John Paul II. Questions, please contact the store at 896-6950.

Friday, May 24: Free summer movies at Iroquois Amphitheater, 1080 Amphitheater Road. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the movie will begin at 8:30 p.m. Concessions will be available for purchase. In May enjoy Skyscraper PG-13.

Saturday, May 25: Butchertown Pre-Art Fair cleanup at 9:00 a.m. Plan to meet at the Campbell-Washington intersection. Volunteers will then fan out to sweep up debris and tidy up the area.

Saturday, May 25 – Sunday, May 26: Four Roses Bourbon Kentucky Reggae Festival at Louisville Water Tower Park, 3005 River Road. Enjoy the sound of steel drums, the savory smell of Caribbean inspired food, shop in the Caribbean market and listen to live Reggae music. For more information visit, www.kentuckyreggaefestival.com.

Monday, May 27: Memorial Day Holiday – all Metro offices closed.

Monday, May 27: Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Hike, Bike and Paddle at Waterfront Park – Great Lawn from 8:00 a.m. to Noon. For more information please visit http://louisvilleky.gov/government/city-events/subway-fresh-fit-hike-bike-paddle.

Tuesday, May 28: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host eBay for beginners at 2:00 p.m. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1793.

Tuesday, May 28: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, will host a Louisville Derby event at 2:30 p.m. Historic photographs, paintings and video bring the history of Louisville, as well as its signature event, the Kentucky Derby alive, as we travel through two centuries of history. Topics include transportation, social unrest, equality, natural disasters and communications – and of course the men, women and horses that have made the Kentucky Derby what it is today. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1771.

Tuesday, May 28: Kentucky School for the Blind Charitable Foundation trivia night from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Saints’ Sky Bar, upstairs, 131 Breckenridge Lane. $15 per person and includes pizza buffet and trivia. Prizes for 1st place. Teams of no more than 6 please. Click here for more information.

Wednesday, May 29: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host booked for lunch book discussion on The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin at 1:00 p.m. This vividly imagined novel, inspired by the complicated marriage between Charles and Anne Morrow Lindberg, traces the romance between a handsome young aviator and a shy ambassador’s daughter. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1793.

Wednesday, May 29: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, will host Louisville: Then & Now at 6:30 p.m.  Images of how Louisville appeared over the past 100 years as compared to what these same locations look like today. Fascinating juxtaposition of how the streetscape and culture have changed with a special section on library renovations. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1771.

Thursday, May 30: Sickle Cell Anemia Day at Outback Steakhouse, 4621 Shelbyville Road, from 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Come in for lunch or dinner and mention Sickle Cell and a percentage of your meal will be donated to the Sickle Cell Association of Kentuckiana.

Thursday, May 30: 3rd Annual Craft Beer Throwdown from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Louisville Water Tower Park, 3005 River Road. This popular event is spearheaded by the Coalition for the Homeless Associate Board and will benefit the organization’s efforts to end youth and young adult homelessness. For a $20 online donation in advance, or $25 at the door, attendees can taste seven new local craft brews and vote for a winner. The winner will receive a custom-engraved mash paddle to display in their taproom and a year’s worth of bragging rights. Plus, the first 500 Craft Beer Throwdown attendees will receive a commemorative pint glass. The participating breweries are Gravely Brewing Co. (last year’s champion), Falls City Brewing Company, Holsopple Brewing, Against the Grain Brewery, Mile Wide Beer Company, Akasha Brewing Company, and Goodwood Brewing Company. RSVP on Facebook to get a sneak peek of the new brews being offered at the event.

Thursday, May 30: Carmichael's Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, will host Diane C. McPhail to discuss her book The Abolitionist's Daughter, which illuminates a corner of Southern history that’s little-known and rarely glimpsed: the experiences and struggles of those openly opposed to slavery in a time and place when the freeing of slaves was illegal, the suggestion of it potentially fatal. Questions, please call the store at 896-6950.

Friday, May 31: Cath-Lit-City Vestibule – Young Adult Catholic Social Shenanigans at St. Frances of Rome, 2119 Payne Street, from 6:30 - 10:30 p.m. Event features Reds Comfort foods, live music, beer & wine, street soccer, trivia, tabletop games, slacklining, door prizes, free child care with RSVP and more. For more information and to RSVP, please text @cath-lit to 81010.

Saturday, June 1: The 25th Annual Crescent Hill Garden Tour from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S. Peterson Avenue. Annual garden tour of 10 private gardens, showcasing creative gardening in smaller spaces. Tickets are $15 and available the day of the tour at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 South Peterson Avenue, where the tour begins. For more information visit www.crescenthillgardentour.org.

Saturday, June 1: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host Digital Marketing: Business Growth Through Online Search and Social at 9:30 a.m. LFPL invites small businesses and entrepreneurs to join Chris Whelan of WSI Digital Win for a seminar on digital marketing. You’ll learn how to increase your business’s online visibility, engagement and leads. Please register by emailing seth.cohen@lfpl.org. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1771.

Saturday, June 1: Bingham Park volunteer opportunity from 10:00 a.m. – Noon.  Bingham Park is located on Coral Avenue off Frankfort Avenue.  Cleanups are scheduled the 1st Saturday of every month.  Please note these dates are subject to cancellation due to weather. For more information and to register, please call Sarah Wolff at 456-8125 or visit www.olmstedparks.org/events.

Saturday, June 1: American Printing House for the Blind (APH), 1839 Frankfort Avenue, to host a kid’s day from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Bring your younger children for an event full of entertaining games and activities that help them understand what it means to be blind. Instructors are all museum associates who are blind or visually impaired. The event is free, but registrations are required. Call 502-899-2213 or email kcarpenter@aph.org to register. Especially for kids ages 6-12.

Saturday, June 1 & Sunday, June 2: Butchertown Art Fair on 800 and 900 blocks of E Washington Street. Hours on Saturday are 10:00 am – 7:00 pm and Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. Art fair will feature over 100 artists from throughout the nation, entertainment for the whole family, food trucks and drinks, there is something here for everyone. For more information visit: www.butchertown.wix.com/artfair.

Monday, June 3Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, will host a needlework group at 2:00 p.m. Bring your knitting, crocheting, cross stitch, or other craft project. Spend some time stitching and socializing. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1793.

Tuesday, June 4: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host gardening with native plants at 2:00 p.m. Phyllis Fitzgerald of Louisville’s Master Gardeners Society will present on gardening with native plants. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1771.

Tuesday, June 4: Butchertown Neighborhood Association at 6:00 p.m., location to be determined.

Wednesday, June 5St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host Bowman Field and the School of Air Evacuation at 2:30 p.m. Bowman Field was the school that trained Flight Nurses, Flight Surgeons, and Flight Technicians the skills of air evacuation during World War II. Listen to local historian Charles Arrington discuss the historical importance of this institution on the school’s 75th Anniversary. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1771.

Wednesday, June 5: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, will host a meeting of the minds at 7:00 p.m. Join members of the community as they think about and discuss current topics. Contact the branch for full details. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1793.

Wednesday, June 5Free summer movies at Iroquois Amphitheater, 1080 Amphitheater Road. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the movie will begin at 8:30 p.m. Concessions will be available for purchase. In June enjoy Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse PG.

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