District 9 eNews - Thursday, August 1, 2019


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St. Matthews Street Festival – August 3

St. Matthews Street Festival

On Saturday, August 3 from 11:00 a.m. -10:00 p.m., Frankfort Avenue between Lexington Road and Bauer Avenue will be transformed into one of the best street festivals in Louisville! You’ll find bands, food, vendors, and activities for both adults and children. Showcased will be area retailers, restaurants, and live entertainment. Family fun and activities include the free Kids Zone, Fun Zone and Wellness Fair. For more information, please visit http://stmatthewsstreetfestival.com/.

UCHM Back to School Bash – August 3

UCHM Back to School

United Crescent Hill Ministries (UCHM) will host a Back to School Bash on Saturday, August 3, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at UCHM, 150 S. State Street. UCHM will provide free school supplies, refreshments, and other beneficial services and information to families with school-aged children who reside in the 40206 zip code.

Representatives from Crescent Hill Library and Family Health Center will be at the event. Also, there will be free eye checks from the Lions Club, complimentary hair cut coupons from Empire, face painting and more.

National Night Out – August 6


LMPD’s 5th Division will host the 26th Annual National Night Out on Tuesday, August 6 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S. Peterson Avenue. There is fun for all ages, including food, music, exhibits for guests and children to explore, child ID cards, door prizes, expired drug toss and more. National Night Out is a great way to interact with the LMPD officers who keep us safe every day.

The St. Matthews Police Department will once again participate in the National Night Out community event on August 6 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the St. Matthews Community Park, 310 Ten Pin Ln.  Several organizations will be participating including St. Matthews Fire and EMS and the St. Matthews Public Works Department. Many other neighborhood partners will join the event, including Mission BBQ, Kroger, and Target to name a few.


St. Joe’s Picnic – Friday, Aug. 9 & Saturday, Aug. 10

St. Joe's Picnic

St. Joseph Children’s Home, 2823 Frankfort Avenue, will host the 170th Annual St. Joe’s Picnic on Friday, August 9 and Saturday, August 10. All proceeds from the Picnic support children who have suffered abuse and neglect and continue St. Joe’s mission of “Giving Children a Home”.

The Pre-Party on Friday, August 9 from 5:00 – 11:00 p.m. will feature The Crashers, a new Picnic Pub, cornhole tournament, rides & inflatables, blackjack, raffle booths and more. For more information, please visit http://sjkids.org/picnic/picnic-pre-party/.

The traditional picnic on Saturday, August 10 runs from Noon – midnight. Tickets are required this year for all food, beverages, rides and activities at St. Joe’s Picnic. Avoid the ticket lines and purchase tickets in advance online at https://sjkids.ejoinme.org/picnictickets. Tickets can be picked up at St. Joe’s front desk before Noon on August 8. 

Sign up to volunteer during the event. This is a great opportunity for youth to gain service hours. Click here to sign up online.

Consider making a donation or purchasing a cake for the cake booth. The Cake Booth is one of the largest grossing gaming booths at St. Joe’s Picnic. Click here to make a donation and St. Joe’s will pick it up for you.

It’s Almost Taste Time!

Taste of Frankfort Avenue

Save the date for Sunday, August 18, 2019 for the 27th Annual Taste of Frankfort Avenue at the American Printing House for the Blind. This year's Taste moves back to Frankfort Avenue and the new location means it will be bigger and better than ever!

In addition to tastings galore from over 20 of Louisville's best eateries, you'll also get to sample some of The Avenue's most unique shopping destinations. Tickets are on sale now! $45 for General Admission. $100 for the Sip and Swig VIP Room.

Proceeds for this year's Taste of Frankfort Avenue will benefit the Frankfort Avenue Business Association and the American Printing House for the Blind.

More information and tickets are here: http://www.frankfortave.com/taste-of-frankfort-avenue

Frankfort Avenue Fiber Installation

Frankfort Avenue Fiber

Several people have contacted me about work being done in the right-of-way, including sidewalks, on the south side of Frankfort Avenue.  Crews are installing fiber which will be used for Verizon service.  The asphalt patches on the sidewalk are temporary and will be replaced with concrete as part of the final restoration of the impacted areas. Thank you for your patience as the work concludes!

Sustainability Story: Waste Audit Workshop – August 6

Waste Audit

Louisville Grows is hosting a Waste Audit Workshop on Tuesday, August 6, at the Healthy House, 1641 Portland Avenue, from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. This is a great way for individuals, families and organizations to get information on how to recognize and reduce their waste. The event is free.

For more information please visit, Eventbrite or the Facebook event page.

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

D9 ABC Notification for Lotsa Pasta

Lotsa Pasta

Attached, please find an Addition to Existing License memo and Courier Journal Legal announcement for a Quota Retail Liquor & Wine by the Package license being applied for, located at 3717 Lexington Road (Lotsa Pasta).  The ad ran in The Courier Journal Wednesday, July 24, 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 https://aca-louisville.accela.com/LJCMG/Welcome.aspx?.  Click on the “Planning” tab.  Then select enter the 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.  

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Bulky Item Set-Out Dates for USD

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We have just received notification that Solid Waste Management Services will not be mailing out a postcard with your bulky item collection set-out dates. Collection in the Urban Services District (USD) occurs three times a year. Below are the dates for D9. Mark your calendars!

  • October 18 – October 20, 2019
  • February 28 – March 1, 2020
  • June 12 – June 14, 2020

Another option for notifications on junk set out dates, and other notifications from SWMS, is to use Recycle Coach. You can download the “Recycling Coach” application on your smart phone or use the web application. You just enter your address to view your personalized calendar. You can also see collection guidelines and set reminders through the app.

For more information, visit https://louisvilleky.gov/government/public-works/disposal-calendar-alerts-tips

It’s Mosquito Season

Louisville Metro Department of Public Health & Wellness’ mosquito control program is in full force.  The team has pretreated all MSD catch basins as well as all 305 historically known flood-prone areas.  They also continue to trap and test mosquitoes for diseases and will continue this throughout the summer and implement fogging when necessary.

Public Health & Wellness continues to stress in their educational efforts that homeowners can also prevent mosquitoes by ridding their homes of standing water, a prime mosquito breeding ground.  More information is available on their website, including ways to prevent mosquito bites and how to sign up for fogging alerts.

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Scooters, the Dos and Don’ts


Dockless vehicles are power assisted scooters that can be checked out from a fleet without human assistance or going to a docking station. These find-and-ride vehicles offer a fun and easy option for getting around the city. But they can be dangerous if riders don't follow the rules. Here's a list of common sense dos and don'ts:

  • One rider per scooter
  • Must ride in roadways, and in bike lanes or bike paths where available
  • Must not ride on sidewalks
  • Keep to the right of the rightmost lane, except when making left turns
  • Yield to pedestrians
  • Offer the right of way to bicycles in bike lanes
  • Obey all traffic laws
  • When parking, do not obstruct walking area of sidewalk or block building entrances
  • Wear a helmet

View the full list of rules, including those for owners of scooter fleets.

Center for Neighborhoods Neighborhood Institute

Center for Neighborhoods

Apply now for the Center for Neighborhoods Neighborhood Institute. A free leadership education program designed to equip neighborhood leaders with skills and resources needed to initiate positive change in the community. Dinner is included. Meetings are every Tuesday from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. for twelve weeks at the Center for Neighborhoods Offices, 507 S. Third Street. Classes begin August 20 and run through November 5.

To apply, please visit https://www.centerforneighborhoods.org/neighborhood-institute or call 589-0343. Applications close August 12, 2019.

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, August 1: Crescent Hill Community Council board meeting at 7:00 p.m. at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S. Peterson Avenue. Discussion items include the revised development plan for One Park.

Thursday, August 1: Carmichael's Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, to host Katy Yocom and Savannah Sipple at 7:00 p.m. to discuss their book Three Ways to Disappear. Questions, please contact the store at 896-6950.

Saturday, August 3: 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, August 3: Touched Twice Clinic from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at St. Matthews United Methodist Church, 319 Browns Lane. The event will feature dental screenings, vision screenings, back-to-school supplies, backpacks, haircuts, kids shoes, ID cards, bike safety, hearing check, family portraits, kids activities and more.

Saturday, August 3: Under the coordination of Church World Service (CWS), Refugee Council USA, and other national organizations, Kentucky Refugee Ministries is planning in a day of action, Rise for Refuge. The Louisville event will be held in front of Crescent Hill Baptist Church, 2800 Frankfort Avenue, from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.  Here is the link to a webinar recording giving more background to Rise for Refuge from its coalition of national organizers.

Saturday, August 3: United Crescent Hill Ministries' (UCHM) Back to School Bash from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at UCHM, 150 S. State Street. UCHM will provide free school supplies, refreshments, and other beneficial services and information to families with school-aged children who reside in the 40206 zip code.

Saturday, August 3St. Matthews Street Festival at Frankfort Avenue and Lexington Road to Bauer Avenue from 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. This annual event highlights the community's business, history, cuisine, and style while showcasing the area's retailers and restaurants. It will also feature live entertainment and a Kids Zone. Enjoy retail booths, live music, kidz zone, fun zone, local food, wellness fair and a beer garden.

Saturday, August 3: Just Creations, 2722 Frankfort Avenue will host a Nature Day from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Attendees will be making natural bird feeders and nature-inspired paper lanterns. This event is designed for kids grades K-5.

Saturday, August 3: Chocolate Fest from 7:00 - 11:00 p.m. at the Mellwood Art Center, 1860 Mellwood Avenue. Enjoy chocolate, entertainment, lite bites, spirits and more. All proceeds benefit the Kentuckiana AIDS Alliance. General admission tickets are $45 each. For more information and to register, please visit www.chocolatefestlouisville.com.

Saturday, August 3: St. Leonard School will host a free movie night on the lawn at 8:30 p.m. at 440 Zorn Avenue. Bring a blanket, lawn chairs, movie snacks and enjoy. The movie is Mary Poppins.

Sunday, August 4 - Sunday, August 11St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to display K&I Model Railroad. The K&I Model Railroad group will be on site displaying their amazing scale model train replicas for the entire community. This all week display will be great for kids and adults. Available for viewing during all open hours. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1771.

Tuesday, August 6: LMPD's National Night Out Celebration for the 5th Division from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S. Peterson Avenue. Fun for all ages, enjoy music, food, expired drug toss, door prizes, and make a child ID card.

Tuesday, August 6: Butchertown Neighborhood Association monthly meeting at 6:00 p.m. at International Tap House, 637 E. Main Street (first floor of Main & Clay apartments). 

Thursday, August 8: Carmichael's Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, to host Grace Talusan at 7:00 p.m. to discuss her book, The Body Papers. Questions, please contact the store at 896-6950.

Friday, August 9: St. Joseph Children's Home, 2823 Frankfort Avenue, to host the official picnic pre-party from 5:00 - 11:00 p.m. This event will feature bourbon and beer garden, cornhole tournament, rides and inflatables, blackjack, raffles and live music from 6:30 - 11:00 p.m. Bring your lawn chair and dance the night away. For more information visit: http://sjkids.org/picnic/picnic-pre-party/.

Saturday, August 10: St. Joe's Run 4 the Kids 4 Miler at 8:00 a.m. in Cherokee Park. Run in beautiful Cherokee Park, the course will be challenging but fun for all. This race will kick off a day of fun and celebration, which will culminate in a spin the wheel for a deluxe Runners Basket! Cost is $30 per runner/walker. For more information, please visit https://runsignup.com/Race/KY/Louisville/stjoes.

Saturday, August 10: 170th Annual St. Joseph Children's Home Picnic, 2823 Frankfort Avenue from Noon - midnight. Events include fried chicken dinner, car raffles, capital prize, cake wheels, booths and much more. For more information visit: http://sjkids.org/picnic/.

Tuesday, August 13: Clifton Community Council Board of Directors Meeting at 6:00 p.m. at Clifton Campus of Northeast Christian Church, meeting hall, 131 Vernon Avenue. This meeting is open to the public.

Wednesday, August 14: JCPS First Day of School!

Wednesday, August 14: Curious about what’s inside the large Gothic structure sitting in the middle of the Crescent Hill Reservoir? Now is your chance to take a peek inside with another Walking Wednesday. Join Louisville Water Company staff from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month through September for an insider tour and learn about the history. Questions, please call 583-6610.

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