District 9 eNews - Thursday, June 20, 2019


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Volunteer and Attend the Crescent Hill 4th of July Festival


The 36th Annual Crescent Hill 4th of July Festival is scheduled for Thursday, July 4 from 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S. Peterson Avenue. Enjoy live music, art fair, kid zone, food, beer, pet contest, baking contest, inflatables and more. For more information about the festival, please click here.

Reminder, on Thursday, July 4, S. Peterson Avenue will be designated as one-way traffic southbound from George Rogers Clark Avenue to Grinstead Drive. There will also be no parking in the Barret Middle School parking lot.

Volunteers are still needed to make this event a success. Most shifts are three hours long. Youth ages 16-21 are welcome to volunteer without a parent. Volunteer positions include artist check-in, artist hospitality, cake wheel, fun zone, pet contest, information booth, field games, cake contest, silent auction, set up and break down, etc.

There are several ways to sign up to volunteer.

Pick Up The Parks Event – July 5 & 6

Pickup Parks

Every year, Independence Day brings hundreds of visitors to the parks - and with that heavy traffic comes a lot of extra litter. On Friday, July 5 and Saturday, July 6, Louisville Parks and Recreation will host the first-ever “Pick-up the Parks” Days. The event will function as a do-it yourself volunteer project for individuals, families, neighborhood groups and organizations. Louisville Parks and Recreation encourages anyone and everyone to stop by their neighborhood park or one of the suggested parks to check for litter.

Any litter collected can be left in a tied off bag next to any trash can in the park.

Need gloves or trash bags? Those cleaning up the parks can pick up supplies from any of these locations during operating hours starting June 24th:

  • Joe Creason Park, Main Park Office, 1297 Trevilian Way, 40213
  • Newburg Community Center, 4810 Exeter Avenue, 40218
  • Molly Leonard Portland Community Center, 640 N. 27th Street, 40212
  • Berrytown Community Center,1300 Heafer Road, 40223

For large groups, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Sarah Flarsheim at (502) 574-7275 ahead of the clean-up to ensure there are enough supplies.

Recommended parks for clean-ups. Parks has identified high-traffic parks that might need a little bit of extra attention after the holiday. Those parks are listed below, but those wanting to chip in can clean up any park in the city. 

Win prizes! Share your #LitterFreeLou photos! Be sure to post clean-up photos to social media using the hashtag #LitterFreeLou and tag @loukyparks. Those posting photos will be entered into the Park Prize Raffle. It’s that easy! Have Questions? Contact the Volunteer Coordinator Sarah Flarsheim. Email sarah.flarsheim@louisvilleky.gov or call/text (502) 574-7275.

NEW Metro311 Reporting through Accela


This week MetroCall switched to a new Metro311 reporting system for the general public. You can now report issues, track issues, view past issues, comment on issues, and more from one site. Please visit http://iframe.publicstuff.com/.

To report a new issue, follow these steps:

  1. Visit http://iframe.publicstuff.com/
  2. For City, type in Louisville and select “Louisville Jefferson County Metro Government”
  3. Program developers suggest you now “sign up” for an account in top right corner. This will allow the system to track all requests. You can also choose not to sign up, which will let you make service requests anonymously.  
  4. To report an issue, select the issue or type something into the search box. Then select issue.
  5. Next fill out the series of questions. You can enter an actual address or drag and drop the pin on the map to the location. Please be sure to check the address to ensure it’s a valid address.
  6. Include all details in the description and click submit.

Play around with the new system to become familiar with all the great features. You can now track other people’s service requests and the system will keep them in your account. Please let our office know if you have any issues.

Sustainability Story: The Three Rs of Waste Reduction

Three Rs

There's a clear number one in the three Rs of waste reduction – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. While they are all important to sustainability, Reduce is first because it eliminates waste at the source.

Plastic grocery bags are a good example. They could be reused and even eventually recycled back at the store. But shoppers can refuse the bag in the first place and thereby reduce a source of eventual waste. Take reusable grocery bags to the store instead.

Reducing the amount of trash we generate brings down the costs of trash collection, transportation, and disposal, and reduces pollution, the need to extract raw materials for new products, and even threats to public health. Continue to reuse and recycle but try to reduce first.

Get started generating less trash:

  • Choose reusable products instead of single-use (especially plastics!)
  • Be aware of packaging – buy in bulk or shop at farmers markets to avoid packaged produce
  • Bring your own drink travel mug when buying coffee
  • Keep a water bottle with you so you can avoid buying bottled water

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

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.  

Case No. 19AMEND1003
You are invited to attend a review of a proposed text amendment to the Land Development Code for changes to the Tree Canopy regulations and related standards (19AMEND1003)
Case Manager:  Julia Williams (Julia.williams@louisvilleky.gov)
Meeting Type: Planning Commission
Date: Thursday, June 20, 2019
Time: Hearing will begin at 1:00 p.m. and continue until all cases are heard
Location: Old Jail Auditorium, 514 W. Liberty Street

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D9 ABC Notifications


Below are ABC notifications for D9. 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.

Attached, please find a Change in Ownership memo and Courier Journal Legal announcement for an NQ2 Restaurant Retail Drink, Sunday Liquor Drink, and 4 a.m. Extended Hours license(s) being applied for, located at 3922 Shelbyville Road (Diamond Street Grub and Hops), Louisville, KY, 40207.  The ad ran in The Courier Journal Friday, May 31, 2019.

Attached, please find a New Location memo and Courier Journal Legal announcement for an NQ Retail Malt Beverage by the Package and NQ4 Retail Malt Beverage by the Drink license(s) being applied for, located at 1301 Frankfort Avenue (Endless Summer Paddle & Coffee Company), Louisville, KY, 40206.  The ad ran in The Courier Journal Friday, May 31, 2019.

Attached, please find an Addition to Existing License memo and Courier Journal Legal announcement for a Quota Retail Liquor by the Drink and 2 a.m. Extended Hours license(s) being applied for, located at 3202 Frankfort Avenue (Hooked on Frankfort), Louisville, KY, 40206.  The ad ran in The Courier Journal Friday, June 7, 2019.

Attached, please find a New Location memo and Courier Journal Legal announcement for an NQ2 Restaurant Retail Drink and Sunday Liquor Drink license(s) being applied for, located at 1765 Mellwood Avenue (Hearth on Mellwood Eatery), Louisville, KY, 40206.  The ad ran in The Courier Journal Friday, June 7, 2019.

Attached, please find a New Location memo and Courier Journal Legal announcement for an NQ2 Restaurant Retail Drink, Sunday Liquor Drink, and 2 a.m. Extended Hours license(s) being applied for, located at 3212 Frankfort Avenue (Hillcrest Tavern), Louisville, KY, 40206.  The ad ran in The Courier Journal Saturday, June 8, 2019.

Attached, please find an Addition to Existing License memo and Courier Journal Legal announcement for a 2 a.m. Extended Beer by Package Sales Hours license being applied for, located at 1035 Zorn Avenue (Valero), Louisville, KY. 40207.  The ad ran in The Courier Journal Friday, June 14, 2019.

Attached, please find a New Location memo and Courier Journal Legal announcement for an NQ2 Restaurant Retail Drink and Sunday Liquor Drink license(s) being applied for, located at 3930 Shelbyville Road (District 6), Louisville, KY. 40207.  The ad ran in The Courier Journal Friday, June 14, 2019. 

Mosquito Control Tips


The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness uses a scientific approach to control mosquito populations in Louisville called Integrated Mosquito Management (IMM).

Did you know...

  • Draining water from containers around your yard is the most effective way to reduce mosquitoes.
  • Fogging missions are scheduled on a case by case basis after evaluating a number of factors that include disease presence, mosquito population density, and special human population considerations  Click HERE to learn more about mosquito fogging. 
  • Bats will eat mosquitoes but really prefer other larger flying insects instead.
  • Bug zappers actually attract mosquitoes to your yard.
  • Citronella candles and mosquito plants do NOT deter mosquitoes!
  • Mosquitoes are attracted to sweat and lactic acid that is given off when you exercise.
  • Mosquitoes are attracted to CO2, which is the air you breathe out.
  • People who wear lighter colored clothing get bitten less than those who wear darker clothing.

It starts with you. You can do many things to protect your family from mosquitoes. Remember the 3 D's: Drain, Defend, Dress.

DRAIN: Drain containers that hold water in and around your yard. By removing water, you eliminate places where mosquitoes lay their eggs.

  • Gutters- Remove leaves and debris.
  • Flowerpots- Pour out water from trays.
  • Grill Cover- Ensure water doesn’t pool on top.
  • Baby pool- Empty water every 7 days.
  • Birdbath- Change water each week.
  • Leaky faucets- Repair any leaks in faucets, hoses, or spigots.
  • Tires- Drill holes in tire swings to allow water to drain.
  • Trash cans- Keep lids on tightly. Drill holes in the bottom to allow for water to drain.
  • Containers- Remove water collecting in buckets and toys.
  • Ponds- Keep pools and ponds adequately treated.

Defend: Wear EPA approved insect repellent that contains Deet, Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus, IR3535, or Picaridin. Always follow the instructions on the product label. 

Dress:  Wear long sleeves and pants, closed toe shoes, and avoid perfumes and scented lotions. 

Other things you can do:

  • Place a fan out doors when sitting on your porch. Mosquitoes are poor flyers and cannot fly against heavy winds.
  • Maintain lawns by trimming hedges, keeping grass cut and removing heavy vegetation. Mosquitoes like hanging out in shady spots and places where vegetation is thick.
  • Keep grass clippings and leaves out of storm drains and catch basins. As the grass breaks down, the mosquito larvae feed on the organic material.
  • Clean out your ditch to keep water flowing. Stagnant water creates a perfect place for mosquitoes to lay their eggs.
  • Repair or replace your window and door screens.
  • If you can't remove standing water, use mosquito dunks found at most hardware stores.

Summer Swim Options

Summer Swim Options

Help St. MAM Stock It's Shelves


St. Matthews Area Ministries (St. MAM) needs your help in stocking their shelves. Donations may be dropped off Monday – Friday between 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The St. MAM entrance is under the carport on the backside of Beechwood Baptist Church, 201 Biltmore Road, next to the playground.

Early Essentials for Infants & Toddlers – baby wash, baby wipes, lotion, diaper cream, diapers (all sizes) and pull-ups.

Personal Hygiene & Nonfood Items – body soap, denture cleaner, depends, household cleaning products, paper towels, shampoo, toilet paper, toothpaste and toothbrushes.

For more information on St. MAM and how to get involved, please click here.

Volunteer at UCHM


The work of United Crescent Hill Ministries (UCHM) would not be possible without the support from over 350 volunteers. From combating hunger to enriching the lives of youth there are many ways to get involved at UCHM.

Current volunteer opportunities:

  • Food Pantry Volunteer– Volunteer in our food pantry Monday – Friday 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, and 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday. Food pantry volunteers assist with stocking and organizing food, assembling food boxes for families, and helping clients with their needs.
  • Donation Pick-up– Donation pick-up volunteers transport food donations to and from various partners including the Dare to Care Main Warehouse and Kroger. Schedules for drivers are flexible during the daytime on weekdays. Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation needed.
  • Utility Assistance Volunteer– Utility assistance volunteers provide one-on-one support to clients needing financial assistance with electric or water bills. Volunteers are needed Monday – Friday, from 1-4 p.m.
  • Meals on Wheels Volunteer– Meals on Wheels provides warm meals to homebound seniors. Meals on Wheels Volunteers transport warm meals to seniors in the Louisville area while also providing a welfare check and social support. This opportunity is available weekday mornings.
  • Community Meal Volunteer– Volunteers assist the senior program coordinator with meal preparation during the weekly senior community meals. Volunteers also provide support with recreational activities and visit with seniors during senior activities. This opportunity is available Tuesday and Thursday from 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 
  • United Learning After-School Program Volunteer– Volunteers provide homework help and tutoring to students enrolled in the United Learning after-school program as well as assist with enrichment activities. This program follows the JCPS schedule and operates after-school from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. UCHM asks that volunteers commit to at least two hours a week for one academic semester.
  • United Learning Summer Camp Leaders– Camp leaders provide supervision and support during the 6-week enrichment summer camp series. The United Learning camp includes fun and exciting field trips, on-site activities, and other hands-on learning opportunities. Camp Leaders must commit to 4 hours once a week for a minimum of one camp week.
  • Front Desk Volunteer– Volunteers assist with administrative duties such as answering the UCHM phone, fielding client questions, and coordinating communication between clients and food pantry volunteers. Shifts are available from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 1 – 4 p.m.

To apply, please download the volunteer application by clicking here and e-mail it to volunteer@uchmlouky.org or mail/deliver to 150 South State Street, Louisville, KY 40206.

Reminder: New Toll Rates Effective July 1


New toll rates for three bridges connecting Louisville and Southern Indiana. The 2.5 percent increase is effective July 1, 2019.

The new rate for a passenger vehicle with a prepaid account and transponder is $2.10 per crossing. The current toll rate is $2.05 per crossing.

Drivers with prepaid accounts in good standing and transponders always pay the lowest toll rates. Drivers save more than $2 per crossing. The easiest way to maintain a positive account balance is by choosing auto-replenishment and linking the account to a valid payment method.

RiverLink is the all-electronic tolling system for the Louisville – Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project, with no stopping, no slowing and no lines. New toll rates will range from $2.10 to $12.61, depending on the size of the vehicle and whether the driver has a prepaid account.

Tolling is in place on the I-65 Abraham Lincoln Bridge, I-65 Kennedy Bridge and SR 265/KY 841 Lewis and Clark Bridge connecting Prospect, Ky. and Utica, Ind.

Toll rates increase annually by 2.5 percent, unless the rate of inflation (as measured by the Consumer Price Index) is higher. Tolls increase every July 1. There was not an increase in 2017 because tolling had been in place for less than a year. Tolling, a bi-state effort between Indiana and Kentucky, started Dec. 30, 2016.

Volunteers Needed at SeniorCare Experts


SeniorCare Experts, 145 Thierman Lane, is looking for volunteers to drive meals to seniors, transportation drivers, office help and more. Please call SeniorCare Experts at 896-2316 for more information.

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, June 20: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, will host Read it Down all day. Kids and teens may visit the newly renovated St Matthews branch to come and read down their fines. Bring a pillow, a blanket, a friend or family member to read aloud with at the library. We will provide a fun, safe place with book activities and snacks! Preschool to fifth graders receive $2.00 off their fines for every 15 minutes of reading. 6th to 12th graders receive $2.00 off their fines for every 30 minutes of reading. Ages 0-18. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1771.

Thursday, June 20: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, will host downloadable everything at 2:00 p.m. Come sit in on an overview of all of LFPL's digital services and streaming platforms. Ebooks, movies, magazines and music will all be discussed. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1771.

Thursday, June 20: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, will host a movie discussion of Caddyshack at 6:00 p.m. An exclusive country club where golf is a way of life, the status quo is shaken up by a rich put-down artist, an aggressive gopher, and class warfare between the caddies and the wealthy club patrons. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1793.

Thursday, June 20: Fundraiser for Supplies Over Seas, Bourbon and Band Aids A Tribute to the 1960's from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Muhammad Ali Center. Tickets are $75 each. For more information, please click here.

Thursday, June 20: Carmichael's Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, will host Deb Spera at 7:00 p.m. Spera will discuss, Call Your Daughter Home, which is an audacious, timeless story about the power of family, deep-buried secrets, and the ferocity of motherhood. Questions, please call 896-6950.

Thursday, June 20: M.A. Hadley Pottery, 1570 Story Avenue, new owner's anniversary sale. Daily flash sales, spin to win discounts, 15% off personalization and more! Store is open Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. For more information, please visit http://hadleypottery.com.

Friday, June 21 & Saturday, June 22: Four Roses Bourbon Louisville Blues, Brews and BBQ festival at Louisville Water Tower Park, 3005 River Road. Get lost in the soul satisfying haze of New Orleans and Memphis style blues and pit barbecue smoke. Enjoy exclusive brew tasting areas. For more information, please visit www.louisvillebluesandbbqfestival.com.

Saturday, June 22: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, will host Second Chances Wildlife Presents Kentucky Animals at 2:30 p.m. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1771.

Monday, June 24: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, will host a needlework group at 1:00 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.

Monday, June 24Louisville Metro Government's Department of Economic Development, Develop Louisville and the local banking community want to hear from you. Interested in taking on more rehabs but having trouble financing your projects? Attend the small developer live survey. Please attend this event from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. at 1619 Flux Art + Activism, 1619 W. Main Street. Bring your charged cell phone to complete the survey during the event.

Wednesday, June 26: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, will host booked for lunch at 1:00 p.m. Plan to discuss, The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh Abandoned at birth, a woman whose gift for flowers helps her change the lives of others even as she struggles to overcome her upbringing and gradually and fitfully make her way back into the world. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1793.

Wednesday, June 26: 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 June enjoy The Greatest Showman PG.

Thursday, June 27: Carmichael's Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, will discuss The Peach Truck Cookbook at 7:00 p.m. The Peach Tree Cookbook captures the Southern cooking renaissance with fresh, delectable, orchard-to-table recipes that feature peaches in every form. Stephen and Jessica Rose are the co-founders of The Peach Truck. Questions, please call 896-6950.

Friday, June 28:  Historic Frankfort Avenue will host the F.A.T. Friday Trolley Hop from 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm. The F.A.T. Friday Trolley Hop, held year-round on the final Friday of every month, provides FREE parking and transportation to participating shops, restaurants and galleries along the Frankfort, Mellwood and Story Avenue corridor. For more information, visit  http://www.frankfortave.com/.

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