District 9 eNews - Thursday, August 15, 2019


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Taste of Frankfort Avenue – August 18

Taste of Frankfort Avenue

This Sunday, August 18, 2019, is 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 from 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

School Is Back in Session

Kids walking

Students throughout Jefferson County went back to school this week.  Please be mindful  that young children are waiting for buses on corners and on streets, and that school buses are learning new routes and making frequent stops. Please drive safely, especially in school zones.

Holy Trinity

Teachers at Holy Trinity Clifton Campus welcomed students for the first time yesterday. The new school, located in the former Clifton Center on Payne Street, serves children with language-based learning differences. I was happy to visit on Sunday with Head of School Paula Watkins, when the school hosted a blessing and ribbon cutting.  More on the school is in this WLKY report.

Howser Hall

This week marked a big improvement at another D9 school, the Kentucky School for the Blind. Students from across the state returned to campus on Sunday, with classes starting on Monday.  The school reopened the L.P. Howser Hall dormitory, which had been closed for several years, but has now been beautifully renovated.   

Here’s hoping for a great school year for everyone!

Notice of Planning & Design Public Meetings Including "One Park"

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 enter either the case number in the “record number” box or the address.

You can also click on the notice below to go to the application page.

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.  

One Park

The proposed rezoning at Lexington and Grinstead for the "One Park" project has its first formal Planning Commission Committee meeting on August 22. There will be at least one more Planning Commission public hearing at a date and location to be determined. That meeting will be at night to make public input more convenient. We will, of course, announce it in a future eNews. Public comments will be taken at both meetings. You can also send your comments via email to the Case Manager, Julia.Williams@louisvilleky.gov. A direct link to case information on “One Park” is here.

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D9 Community Conversation – August 28

Beargrass Creek

Please join me on Wednesday, August 28, at 6:30 p.m. at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S. Peterson Avenue. Special Guest is Wesley Sydnor with MSD to provide information on the Beargrass Creek Three Forks Study with the Army Corps of Engineers, and the Beargrass Creek Greenway. More on that exciting Three Forks Study announcement is in this LEO report. Mr. Sydnor will also be available to answer any drainage questions. 


Lt. Alejandro Cabrera with LMPD's 5th Division, who now oversees the LMPD beats in most of D9, will also be attending to introduce himself and address any crime related concerns.

As always with our regular D9 Community Conversations, I’ll be available to hear any comments, questions or suggestions on any topic. Please mark your calendar and join us – and bring along a friend or neighbor!

Bridget Hallahan Named Fifth Division Commander


LMPD’s Fifth Division, which serves most of D9, has a new Commander. Bridget Hallahan began in that role earlier this month, replacing Major Aubrey Gregory, who has become Special Operations Division Commander.

Major Hallahan began her career in 1999 with the former Jefferson County Police Department (JCPD). She served as a patrol officer and detective in former David District and the Third Division. In April 2008, she was promoted to the rank of sergeant and assigned to the Seventh Division. She also served as a sergeant in the Professional Standards Unit (PSU) and the Training Division. In September 2013, she was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant where she served as the late watch commander in the Third Division until transferring to the Crimes Against Children Unit (CACU) of the Major Crimes Division in 2015. She was promoted to the rank of Major on August 1, 2017 and commanded the Training Division.  Hallahan is a certified law enforcement instructor and is certified to teach patrol, investigations, child abuse investigations and leadership. 

Major Hallahan has a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Louisville and is currently completing her Master of Science. In 2009, she graduated from the Academy of Police Supervision at the Department of Criminal Justice Training. In 2010, she graduated from the Southern Police Institute’s 123rd Administrative Officers Course as a Dean’s Scholar. 

Welcome, Major Hallahan!

Bowman Area Neighborhood Plan Open House – Aug. 24

Bowman Area Neighborhood Plan

Please plan to attend the Bowman Area Neighborhoods Plan Open House on Saturday, August 24, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. – Noon at the Bowman Field Administration Building, 2817 Taylorsville Road.

For more information, please visit www.bowmanareaplan.com.

Sustainability Story: Drop-Off Recycling

Recycling Dumpster

If you don't have residential curbside recycling service or if you have too much for your bin/cart, we have free recycling drop-off locations around the county for your convenience. Some are staffed by Public Works employees to help with drop-off. Others are self-serve.

There are two self-serve locations in D9: at the rear of the parking lot for the Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center, 201 Reservoir Avenue and at the Bowman Field Drivers License Branch, 3501 Roger E. Schupp Street.

Here's an interactive map of the drop-off locations.

What you can drop off:

Self-service and full-service locations

  • Flattened cardboard
  • Paper containers and cups
  • Milk, juice and soup cartons
  • Newspapers/inserts, phone books, magazines, junk mail, office paper
  • Plastic bottles, cups, and containers
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Metal bottles and cans

Full-service locations (not the ones in D9) also accept:

  • Used motor oil and filters
  • Used anti-freeze
  • Used cooking oil

Do’s and don’ts

  • Recyclable items at self-service locations may be mixed.
  • They should be loose in the dumpster, not in bags.
  • Items at full-service locations must be separated by material. Staff members will help unload.
  • No dumping. Take up to three large items to the Waste Reduction Center free of charge.
  • No liquids/paints/oils/etc. in the Self-Service dumpsters.
  • Flatten cardboard to save space in the dumpster.

If the dumpster is full, contact Metro311. The crews empty them on a schedule based on how long it typically takes to fill, but sometimes they get full sooner than expected.

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

Thank you, D9 Page, Ryan Abell!

Ryan Abell

Last week at Metro Council, I had the pleasure of introducing Ryan Abell as the District 9 page. Ryan lives in Reservoir Park in Crescent Hill.

Ryan is a 6th grader at Meyzeek Middle School. He’s an A-grade AP student. His favorite subjects are math and history. School extracurricular activities are Math Olympiad team; Cross country; Teacher’s Assistant. His hobbies include playing guitar, being outdoors, collecting Hot Wheel cars, collecting coins and traveling. 

Community service includes volunteering with the Crescent Hill Community Council for the annual July 4th festival (set up, tear down, clean up; all day food booth and cake booth).

Ryan makes friends easily, is a hard worker, rule follower, loves to learn; loves family gatherings, and has a lot of friends. He’s interested in architecture, math, law, and government.

Thanks for serving as a page, Ryan!

D9 ABC Notification – 303 Spring Street

ABC notifications

Attached, please find a New Location memo and Courier Journal Legal announcement for an ABC Catering License being applied for, located at 303 South Spring Street, Louisville, KY. 40206.  The ad ran in The Courier Journal Wednesday, July 31, 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.

St. Matthews Library New Branch Manager

Kate Leitner

St. Matthews Library has a new branch manager, Kate Leitner, who is currently manager at the Jeffersontown branch. She will assume her new duties later this month.  

Kate has worked for the Louisville Free Public Library for five years, having also served as branch manager at the Portland and Shawnee branches. She previously worked at the Talking Book Library in Frankfort, a resource for people who cannot read standard print. Before that, she was the public services coordinator at the Mercer County Public Library in Harrodsburg. She has an undergraduate degree from Western Kentucky University and a Master’s Degree in library science from the University of Illinois.  

Kate grew up in Louisville, living in St. Matthews and the Highlands, and moved to Chicago shortly after receiving her degree from WKU. Here’s how she views her work:  

St. Matthews Library

“As a branch manager with the Louisville Free Public Library, I have the opportunity to form connections between the community and its library. I enjoy attending community meetings and events and learning more about the patrons in our service area, and I welcome suggestions for those opportunities in St. Matthews. I look forward to meeting St. Matthews community members and to learning more about the role of the St. Matthews library. The thing I love the most about LFPL is the fact that since there are so many resources and opportunities available with your library card, no two individual’s experience with the library will be exactly the same. I like teaching patrons about library resources they can use to read and learn and working with staff to streamline our workday and find ways to thrive in our work.”  

In her spare time, Kate enjoys gardening and working on her nearly 100-year-old house in Germantown.  

With Kate’s arrival, Micah Followay will resume his duties as St. Matthews’ assistant branch manager. Micah has overseen an abundance of activity since the branch reopened in May and we thank him for that work!

City of St. Matthews Services

Drop off box

Prescription Drug Drop Off

Prescription drug drop off has resumed at the St. Matthews Police Station, 3940 Grandview Avenue. Hours of operation are Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The drug drop off is for unwanted prescription pills only; over the counter medications are not accepted. All drugs MUST be in a sealed zip lock bag when being deposited.

The following are not accepted: drugs in plastic containers (or in unopened boxes containing plastic containers), liquids, inhalers, and syringes with needles.

Safe Exchange Zone

Buying or selling an item online? The Internet Safe Exchange Zone is available on the City of St. Matthews campus outside the main entrance to the Police Department (3940 Grandview Avenue). The area is well-lit and under video surveillance at all times. 

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 15: Carmichael's Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, will host Charles King and Maggie Paxson at 7:00 p.m. for a reading of Gods of the Upper Air and The Plateau. Questions, please call 896-6950.

Thursday, August 15 - Sunday, August 25Kentucky State Fair at the Kentucky Expo Center. For more information, please visit https://kystatefair.org/.

Friday, August 16: Louisville Grows Art Opening at Healthy House, 1641 Portland Ave., from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. showcasing the work of Katy Delahanty in an exhibit titled "Moonbeam Enterprises." More information is available on Facebook.

Friday, August 16: 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 August enjoy Instant Family PG-13.

Saturday, August 17: Just Creations, 2722 Frankfort Avenue, will host a back-to-school event from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Make a one-of-a-kind zipper pull for your backpack. All supplies provided. $5.00 each, there is a discount if you donate school supplies for the Americana Community Center. Supplies needed are mechanical pencils, lead, pencils, markers, colored pencils, binder paper, graphing paper and flash drives. Questions, please call the store at 897-7319.

Sunday, August 18: 27th Annual Taste of Frankfort Avenue at the American Printing House for the Blind from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. 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. Please click here to purchase tickets.

Monday, August 19: Air Pollution Control District will host another APCD Workshop Series from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. on the Ozone. The meeting will be held at the Louisville Free Public Library, 301 York Street. Questions, please call 574-6000.

Monday, August 19: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host the St. Matthews Sites to See at 6:30 p.m. Architect and historian Steve Wiser will provide a visual journey through St. Matthews that will feature its significant landmarks and history. Places to be discussed include the origins of St. Matthews, notable buildings, beautiful churches, and of course Mall St. Matthews and Oxmoor. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1771.

Tuesday, August 20St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host a movie discussion group at 2:30 p.m. Bring in your laptop and sit in on an instructional presentation on the basics of using Microsoft Word. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1771.

Wednesday, August 21: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host Word basics on your laptop at 2:30 p.m. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1771.

Thursday, August 22: Carmichael's Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, will host Phillip March Jones and Guy Mendes at 7:00 p.m. for a reading of Walks to the Paradise Garden. Questions, please call 896-6950.

Saturday, August 24: Bowman Area Neighborhoods Plan Open House from 10:00 a.m. - Noon at Bowman Field Administration Building, 2817 Taylorsville Road. For more information, visit www.bowmanareaplan.com.

Saturday, August 24: American Printing House for the Blind (APH), 1839 Frankfort Avenue, will host Bards & Storytellers: Blind Faith from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Blind Faith follows David, a successful business executive, as he struggles to come to terms with the loss of his vision. In particular, it focuses on the relationship between David and his daughter Anna – how it changes, how they change, what it’s like to be a parent who is blind, and what it’s like to have a blind father. David’s journey reaches blind and visually impaired audiences with a recognizable portrayal of their own complicated reality, and it takes the sighted audience into the unknown world of the blind and the trials and choices that accompany blindness. Filmmaker Isabel Hill will be present to introduce the film and to moderate the post-film discussion. Admission is free, but registration is required. Call 502-899-2213 or email kcarpenter@aph.org to register. Best for adults and older children.

Saturday, August 24Carmichael's Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, to host Tracy Banghart at 2:00 p.m. to discuss Queen of Ruin. Questions, please contact the store at 896-6950.

Saturday, August 24: Louisville Grows 10th Anniversary Open House from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Healthy House, 1641 Portland Avenue, to celebrate their mission of growing greener, healthier neighborhoods. Please come out and join us.  

Tuesday, August 27: Carmichael's Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, to host Community Book Club at 7:00 p.m. Plan to discuss Everything Under by Daisy Johnson. Questions, please contact the store at 896-6950.

Wednesday, August 28: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host booked for lunch at 1:00 p.m. Plan to discuss, The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1793.

Wednesday, August 28: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host Excel basics on your laptop at 2:30 p.m. Bring in your laptop and sit in on an instructional presentation on the basics of using Microsoft Excel. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1771.

Wednesday, August 28: District 9 Community Conversation at 6:30 p.m. at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S. Peterson Avenue. Representatives of MSD will be present to provide updates on projects in and around D9. Lt. Cabrera will also be in attendance to address any crime related concerns. Comments, questions and suggestions on any other topics are also welcome. Please mark your calendar and join us - and bring along a friend or neighbor!

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