District 2 Newsletter (September 09, 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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***********NEWBURG DAYS FESTIVAL 2019***********

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Councilwoman Shanklin poses for a photo with Kentucky Attorney General and Democratic candidate for Governor Andy Beshear at the Newburg Days community breakfast held on August 31, 2019 in Petersburg Park. Congressman John Yarmuth (D-3) also stopped by the event and can be seen speaking with constituents in the background.

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The King and Queen of the Newburg Days Festival, Walter and Anna Sharp, visit with attendees of the Newburg Days community breakfast on August 31, 2019 in Petersburg Park. As crowned King and Queen of the Festival, Mr. and Mrs. Sharp had the opportunity lead the community parade in a horse-drawn carriage later on in the day. To the back and left in the photo, Councilwoman Shanklin and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer can be seen speaking with a member of the Newburg community.

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Kids gather around the Philadelphia Water Ice truck at the Newburg Days Festival on August 31, 2019. Dozens of vendors participated in the festival, providing their goods to young and old alike. Photo source: Louisville Courier-Journal.

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The King and Queen of the Newburg Days Festival, Walter and Anna Sharp, lead the Newburg Days Parade in a horse-drawn carriage on August 31, 2019. Photo source: Louisville Courier-Journal.

Newburg Day 2

Donovan Johnson and Reggie Breeden, of the 2019 Dirt Bowl Champion Newburg basketball team, show off their Dirt Bowl trophy during the Newburg Days Parade on August 31, 2019. Photo source: Louisville Courier-Journal.

Newburg Day 3

The "Bubble Bus" dazzles parade onlookers with its impressive bubble display during the Newburg Days Parade on August 31, 2019. The "Bubble Bus" was brought in from St. Louis, Missouri by the District 2 office as one of several forms of entertainment contracted to be a part of the parade. Photo source: Louisville Courier-Journal.

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Young dancers show off their moves at the stage in Petersburg Park on the second day of the Newburg Days Festival on August 31, 2019. The stage featured dancers, DJ sets, a band, and a gospel festival over the course of the three days of the Newburg Days Festival.

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Organizers and participants of the Newburg Days cornhole tournament, including Chilli, Darryl, and Lamont, pose for a photo with Councilwoman Shanklin on August 31, 2019. The two-day tournament wrapped up on Sunday, September 1, 2019 with the winner taking home a trophy, cornhole tournament gear, and bragging rights for the year.


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Having issues with high grass, illegal parking, street repairs, or other Code Enforcement concerns in the community?  Contact 311!

Metro311 Service Request Information

  • Submit a Service Request in the new system.
  • Only service requests for the past 30 days will be accessible in the new system.  If you need information on an older request, please call Metro 311 for status.
  • Anything submitted in the old reporting system (prior to June 19, 2019) will not show in the new system.  It is still being processed however. Please call Metro311 for status.
  • To receive email notifications of the status of your service request you must have an account and you must have included your email address when you created your account. You can create a new account and report a new issue with Metro 311 by following this link.
  • Not all issues you put a service request in for require you to login. Some issues may be submitted anonymously, such as reporting a pothole and property maintenance cases, for instance. But having an account will allow you to track the progress and status of the request.
  • The outlined or highlighted area on the map indicates the area which is serviced by Louisville Metro Government.
  • If you do not see a category which corresponds to your issue, please call Metro 311 at 311. 

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LMPD reminder:  Please secure your property!

A reminder to lock your vehicle, and never leave valuables in plain sight. This includes any and all keys, key fobs and firearms. 

Police report that some drivers are making it easy for thieves by leaving their vehicle running. Please secure your property. 

LMPD suggests making a 9 p.m. routine, as seen below.

  • Remove valuables from your vehicle.
  • Lock your car.
  • Secure your weapons.
  • Close your garage.
  • Lock your doors and windows. 

Remember to report any suspicious behavior to LMPD’s non-emergency line at 574-7111. To speak to a call taker, press 5.

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Upcoming Education & Events

Age Friendly Louisville Work-groups Scheduled This Month!

We welcome anyone who is interested in participating in  the planning and implementation process of Louisville's age-friendly city plan to connect with us by joining our email list and attending a one of the upcoming domain workshops.

  • Domain: Social Participation, Respect & Inclusion.  Tuesday, September 10; 2:00pm - 4:00pm.  Location: Northeast Regional Library 15 Bellevoir Circle, Louisville, Ky 40223.
  • Domain: Mobility & Access.  Tuesday, September 10; 2:00pm - 3:30pm.  Location: Edison Center, Edison Room (1st Floor) 701 West Ormsby Avenue, Louisville, Ky 40203.
  • Visit the Age Friendly Louisville website at www.agefriendlylou.com to learn more!

Passport Health Care Community Engagement at NorthWest Neighborhood Place

  • Tuesday, September 10:  Passport Members are invited to join with representatives from Passport Health Care for one-on-one consultations to discuss plan benefits and options.  This is a great opportunity as Passport aims to raise awareness and educate the community about the Passport Health Plan mission.  Passport members will receive a $10 retail gift card for attending.  Location:  4018 West Market St.  Call (502) 585-7301 to leave a message to RSVP.

Resources for Integrated Care (RIC) Webinar:  Health Coaching and Wellness Planning to Increase Client Engagement in Self-Management

  • Tuesday, September 10; 12:00pm - 12:30pm.  

    The Institute of Medicine describes self-management as “tasks that individuals must undertake to live well with one or more chronic conditions.”  The concept includes a wide range of behaviors that individuals might focus on to maintain or improve their health, like diet, exercise, sleep, social outlets, and stress reduction.  Health coaching and wellness planning programs have been shown to increase self-management skills as well as quality of life and achievement of health goals.

    In this event, Judith Cook, PhD, will answer questions on how health coaching and wellness planning can increase the engagement of individuals dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid in self-management activities.  Submit questions in advance using any of these options:

    • Send an email with your questions to RIC@Lewin.com.
    • Direct message @Integrate_care on Twitter.
    • Include your question in the designated textbox during registration.

    Register for the Webinar


Louisville Metro TRIAD Upcoming Events

TRIAD Monthly Education Meeting

  • Tuesday, September 10; 11:30am - 1:00pm.  Hosted by:  Atria Stonybrook.  Location:  MUSCL Senior Wellness Center; 1016 E. Burnett Ave, Louisville, 40217.  Call OADC at 502-574-5092 for more information

An Introduction to a Person-Centered Solution Offering Full Accountability, Active Community Support, and  Continuity of Care

  • Monday, September 16; 2:00pm - 3:30pm.  Microboards are tiny nonprofit corporations that are custom-designed to serve one person.  Because of this singular focus, person-centered planning and service design is ‘baked-in' to the model and offers the ability to adapt quickly to someone's changing needs.  Each Microboard is part of a larger personal circle of citizen-based support, connection, and companionship, offering a base for lifelong continuity of care, advocacy, and creative problem-solving.

    Nearly 2,000 Microboards are operating in cities, small towns, and rural areas in the U.S. and Canada.  They can be implemented using existing state structures and Medicaid regulations, so states can seamlessly incorporate them into existing procedures for approving and contracting with new providers.  In this webinar, we’ll hear from the originator of the model.  We’ll also hear from leaders of two active Microboards (one in Wisconsin and one in Georgia) who’ll describe how they’re using the model to promote a good life for the person at the center.

    Register for the Webinar 

Mental Health & Aging Coalition Hosts:  Time to Know: Trauma- Informed Care with Older Adults

  • Tuesday, September 17; 8:00am - 4:00pm.  Location:  The Jeffersonian, 10617 Taylorsville Rd.  Cost: $40 (includes lunch and parking) OR $55  to include 6 CEUs (ASWB approved)  (w/lunch & parking).  Exhibitor/vendor spaces are still available: $100. 

    Register by September 13, 2019

NADRC Webinar: Strategies for Sustaining Dementia Projects and Lessons Learned Over Time

  • Tuesday, September 17; 1:00pm - 2:00pm.  ACL dementia grants provide funding to strengthen dementia capable systems and to plan and implement programs that support the needs of people living with dementia and their caregivers.  Throughout the grant period, grantees develop strategies to sustain their programs.  This webinar will provide examples of two programs that are successfully sustaining portions of their initial grants.

    Over the past 13 years, the Alzheimer’s Association Northern California and Northern Nevada chapter, and the Alzheimer’s Association at large, sustained the Savvy Caregiver Training program.  Alex Morris will discuss funding streams and strategies and the impact of delivering the training to caregivers of people living with dementia.


    • Katie Scott is senior director of Dementia and Caregiver Support Services at BakerRipley, managing a dementia-specific adult day center, caregiver support services, dementia-specific case management, and regional and state initiatives to improve dementia care in Texas.
    • Alex Morris is one of the lead trainers of the Savvy Caregiver Training program at the Alzheimer’s Association’s Northern California and Northern Nevada Chapter, which has been offering Savvy for the past 12 years.

    Register for the Event

    Registration is required to receive the webinar information.  Visit the webinar webpage to learn more, including CE credit information.

4th Annual Senior Summit:  Building Strong Support for Elders – Lifting Up Voices 2019 - Sponsored by the Office of the Attorney General’s Office of Senior Protection

  • Thursday, September 19; 8:30am – 2:45pm (Registration begins at 8:00am).  This is a free event for older adult agencies and providers, but registration is required, please click here to register.  If you have any questions please feel free to send an email to angela.hockensmithpane@ky.gov or Joyce Wilcher at joyce.wilcher@ky.gov.

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Metro Emergency Repair Program

Eligibility criteria:

  •    Must be owner occupied for at least one year.
  •    Not available on rental property.
  •    Must meet income guidelines (see intake staff).
  •    May receive assistance once in a five year period.
  •    Louisville-Jefferson County only.

Types of repairs:

  • Furnace repair or replacement (October-April only).
  • A/C unit- repair or replacement (Requires medical statement, available May-Sept. only).
  • Electrical repairs/upgrades.
  • Water line repairs/replacement.
  • Sewer line repairs/replacement.
  • Water heater repair/replacement (gas or electric).   
  • Gas line leaks.

For further information contact Jackie Wilson-Rudy at 574-5850 or Jacqueline.Wilson-Rudy@louisvilleky.gov.

Food Pantry

New Food Pantry open in District 2

Open every 2nd Monday of the month -- 10am - 12pm


  • Serving households in the 40213, 40218 & 40219 Zip Codes Only
  • First Come, First Served Basis
  • Picture ID & proof of residency required!

Sponsored By: 

Peace Presbyterian Church

4210 East Indian Trail

Louisville, KY  40213

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Upcoming Events at Newburg Library!

Saturday, September 07, 2019
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Monday, September 09, 2019
06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Thursday, September 12, 2019
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Thursday, September 19, 2019
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday, September 21, 2019
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Monday, September 23, 2019
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Thursday, September 26, 2019
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Speed Art Museum offers free income-based memberships

Speed For All Memberships is a free income based membership program for individuals and families that the Speed Art Museum is offering to make the museum and its programs more accessible to all!  Your benefits as a Speed for All Member are for two adults and all children under 18.

Benefits include free admission to the museum, including major exhibitions, four free Speed Cinema vouchers, free parking in the Speed Art Museum garage, invitations to Members-only Preview Parties and special events, free admission to Global Speed Lecture Series, and more. 

To sign up for a free membership call 634-2719.

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Save the date and get involved - September 15 - Love Sings Louder

Sunday, September 15, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Iroquois Amphitheatre, enjoy a free, community-wide, multi-faith, multi-cultural, intergenerational program: Love Sings Louder. 

The Jewish Federation and Jewish Community Center has been inspired by the currently popular “mass singing initiatives” facilitated by groups like Israel’s Koolulam and Canada’s Choir!Choir!Choir!. These events bring together a diverse range of community members with the idea to stop everything for a few hours and just sing together.

In partnership with a diverse group of community leaders, groups and organizations, the Jewish Federation and Jewish Community Center will bring this experience to the Louisville community, enabling participants to enjoy the feeling of togetherness through a deep communal experience – their sounds and voices coming together to create a social choir, full of hope and optimism.

Co-Chairs: Councilperson Barbara Sexton-Smith & Mark Perelmuter

Event Committee (as of June 4, 2019): Amy Shir (LHOME),  Edgardo Mansilla (Americana), Kevin Traeger, Jessica Loving (Jewish Community Relations Council), JP Davis (Fund for the Arts), Cantor David Lipp (Adath Jesurun) Haleh Harimi (IDP), Anne Ensign-Urteaga (J Arts & Ideas), Adrienne Eisenmenger & John Koehlinger (KRM), Wanda Mitchell-Smith (Metro District 4), Michael Drury (Pandora Productions), Chris Hartman (Fairness Campaign), Ashley Duncan (JCPS), Terri Foster (Louisville Youth Orchestra), Mera Corlett (Okolona Baptist Church), Dr. Muhammad Babar (APPKI)

Want to get your community involved? Call us!

Staff Contacts: Lenae Price (lprice@jewishlouisville.org 794-7304; Matt Goldberg mgoldberg@jewishlouisville.org 238-2707.



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.