District 2 Newsletter (June 14, 2019)

Barbara Shanklin


(502) 574-1102 / 601 West Jefferson Street City Hall, 1st Floor Louisville, KY 40202

Dr. Barbara Shanklin
District 2 Councilwoman
601 West Jefferson Street
City Hall, 1st Floor
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 574-1102

Caleb Howard
Legislative Assistant
(502) 574-2787


Newburg Library

On the third Tuesday of each month, a Community Meeting is held to give residents an opportunity to be informed, discuss ideas and share. Be part of the change we want to see for our community. Join us at the new meeting time, 6:00PM when we meet with LMPD and 6:30PM to share with Councilwoman Dr. Barbara Shanklin.

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Members of the Newburg Middle School drone team gather to answer questions from the community and media at their school's newly created outdoor drone course. Newburg Middle School's first ever "Drone Drop" event occurred on May 31, 2019.

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Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, Councilwoman Shanklin, JCPS dignitaries, Newburg Middle School instructors, and members of Newburg Middle School's drone team pose for media and guests at the NMS outdoor drone course on May 31, 2019. Media and guests had convened at the school to experience the NMS drone team's first ever drone drop and to learn more about the team's technological prowess.

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City to celebrate 50th anniversary of iconic Dirt Bowl with tournament, series of community events

The iconic Dirt Bowl tournament is returning for a historic 50th year with plans to commemorate the tournament’s anniversary with a series of events in addition to the tournament, which will begin the weekend of June 22 with games on the hard courts at Shawnee Park. 

The Dirt Bowl began in Algonquin Park but was moved in 1970 to Shawnee Park, where it has been hosted until this day. To celebrate the tournament’s origins, organizers will hold a kickoff celebration at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 16 at Algonquin Park. The event will include a slam dunk and three-point shooting contest and a game between last year’s Dirt Bowl winner, Business As Usual, and a to be determined opponent.

The Dirt Bowl games will begin on June 22, with the actual tournament beginning August 3. Championship games will take place the weekend of August 11-12, 2019. A special 50th anniversary awards dinner will take place at the Frazier History Museum on Sunday, August 25, 2019.

Schedule of Events

  • Monday, June 3, 10 a.m., Mayor’s Gallery: Press conference announcing plans for the 2019 Dirt Bowl and celebration of its golden anniversary.
  • Sunday, June 9, 2 p.m., Virtue, 103 S. Oak St: Event to accept team signups at Virtue Restaurant in Old Louisville.
  • Sunday, June 16, 3:30 p.m., Algonquin Park: Kickoff celebration, including announcement of an historical marker (to come), as well as slam dunk and 3-point shooting contests, and a game between last year’s Dirt Bowl winner, Business as Usual, and an opponent TBD.
  • Saturday/Sunday, June 22-23, Shawnee Park: Tip-off for the 2019 season games.
  • Tuesday, June 25, 6 p.m., Frazier History Museum: Dirt Bowl history panel.
  • June/July, Shawnee Park: Games every Saturday and Sunday except the weekend of July 27-28, when West Louisville Appreciation Day is held.
  • Aug. 3-4, Shawnee Park: Dirt Bowl tournament begins.
  • Aug. 11-12, Shawnee Park: Championship games and crowning of championship teams.
  • Sunday, Aug. 25, 6 p.m., Frazier History Museum: 50th anniversary awards dinner.

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World Sickle Cell Day

The Offices of Dr. Shawn Glisson, Hematology/Oncology, Norton Cancer Institute; Dr. Ashok B. Raj, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, UofL Physicians Novak Center for Children’s Health; the Center for African American Heritage (KCAAH), the Sickle Cell Association of Kentuckiana (SCAK), and the Sickle Cell Support Group will host a panel discussion on the “State of Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) in Kentuckiana.”

Date: June 19, 2019, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Location:  The Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, 1701 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd, Louisville, KY 40203

The purpose of the forum is to raise awareness and provide information about the causes, medical treatments, and prevention of SCD.  In addition, there will be a panel of adults with the disease and trait, to address questions. The workshop will provide sickle cell literature on the Americans with Disabilities Act/ Section 504, Jefferson County Public School (JCPS) and the Disability Resource Center, University of Louisville (UofL).  Mrs. Ivy Brito, State Farm Insurance, will be available to answer questions on insurance qualifications, issues, and needs. The event is Free to the public. Come help slam the closet door on Sickle Cell Disease and encourage those suffering from the disease to seek the support of two of the world’s most qualified experts and our teams of supportive advocates. If someone you know has sickle cell disease or trait, it is time to join us.

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New Metro311 online reporting system and mobile app to launch on June 19th

On June 19, Metro311 is launching a whole new online reporting system and mobile app that will make it easier to report issues online or on your phone. The new Metro311 will also let you see issues that have already been reported on a map, and will improve how you track progress of your issue along the way. Information about the app, including instructions for downloading to your phone, will be available on the Metro311 website.

However, in order to make these improvements, the current Metro311 Service Request Portal and the 311 mobile app must go offline from Wednesday, June 12 at 7 p.m. until Tuesday, June 18 at 8 p.m. as we prepare to launch the new and improved business and 311 portals.

During the outage period, you can reach 311 in the following ways:

  • Call 311
  • Use the chat link in the lower right corner on every page of the city’s website Louisvilleky.gov.

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Upcoming Events at Newburg Library!

Friday, June 14, 2019
02:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Saturday, June 15, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Thursday, June 20, 2019
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Friday, June 21, 2019
02:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Saturday, June 22, 2019
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Thursday, June 27, 2019
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Friday, June 28, 2019
02:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Saturday, June 29, 2019
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

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Kentucky Shakespeare Festival - Central Park May 29-August 4

The season features 7 different productions – a comedy, history, and tragedy in our main stage series plus productions from guest companies and our Globe Players high school student troupe. Food trucks open at 6:30pm, Kids’ Globe with free activities for youth is open 7:00pm-8:00pm, bar opens at 7:00pm, pre-show at 7:15pm, and show starts at 8:00pm. Perfect for the whole family – including adults, children, and pets. As always, performances are free and no tickets are required for entry.



July 9, 11, 13, 17, 20


June 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23

July 14, 16, 19


June 27, 28, 29, 30

July 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 12, 18, 21

The Kentucky Shakespeare Globe Players High School Theatre Training Program
July 24-27

Cincinnati Shakespeare presents ROMEO AND JULIET
July 28 and 30

Louisville Ballet presents CLEOPATRA: QUEEN OF KINGS
July 31-August 4

LATE NIGHT SHAKES with the Louisville Improvisors
Saturdays 6/22, 7/6, 7/20

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Dare to Care Kids Cafe

Dare to Care Food Bank is proud to partner with local, non-profit after-school programs to offer free evening meals to children in our community through the Kids Cafe Program. Children (18 and under) receive a warm, nutritious meal in a safe environment.  In addition to receiving a meal, each child has the opportunity to participate in academic and extracurricular activities.  Serving times are Mon - Fri, 5:00pm - 6:00pm at Newburg Community Center and Newburg Boys & Girls Club.
 *Note: If JCPS is closed due to inclement weather, hot meals will not be served.  

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New KY Drivers License

“The New KY Drivers License: Get Ready for Changes”
More information can be found here:  https://drive.ky.gov/confidentKY/Pages/default.aspx



Louisville non-profits have launched a new website to help connect people in need of food, shelter, and more.  Metro United Way and the Family Scholar House partnered to create LouieConnect, modeling it on a similar site created in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  When someone uses LouieConnect, the web-based app asks for basic information and then lists applicable resources nearby — from food pantries to shelters to career centers to financial literacy programs.