District 9 eNews - Thursday, September 12, 2019


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Give For Good Louisville – September 12

Give For Good

Give For Good Louisville is TODAY, Thursday, September 12 from 12:00 a.m. – 11:59 p.m. This event is hosted by the Community Foundation of Louisville and is the community’s biggest day of local giving. For 24-hours, the community comes together with gifts big and small to give back to non-profits which are helping change the world around us. Please consider a donation to a D9 or Metro-wide organization today!

Sidewalk Work in D9

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Sidewalk work continues in D9 - and there is more to come.

Crews have been at work on Frankfort Avenue, replacing temporary asphalt patches put in place in connection with Verizon fiber installation.  They are pulling out the entire slab of concrete and replacing it with a new concrete section. That has meant temporary closures of multiple sections of the sidewalk for a two-three day period. It’s a big job and the process is likely to continue for at least several weeks.  

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In the meantime, work is set to begin on construction of new sections of sidewalk on the south side of Payne Street, just west of Ewing Avenue and on the west side of Ewing Avenue, from Payne Street to Bickel Road, where there is no sidewalk on either side of the street.  Installation of those missing sidewalk sections is being paid for with District 9 funds.  Construction is expected to begin during the week of September 16 and take several weeks.

Thank you for your patience as D9 sidewalk work continues!

Shredding, Drug Toss & E-Cycle – Sept. 14

On Saturday, September 14 from 9:00 a.m. – Noon, East Louisville Sunrise Rotary Club will host a Fall E-Cycle Event at Aiken and Shelbyville Road, in Middletown.

Items accepted are electronics (batteries, electronics, non-tube televisions, CRT monitors ($5 each for monitors)), paper documents for shredding onsite, old shoes for WaterStep, and prescription and over the counter drugs for safe disposal.

Donations are welcome. 100% of the proceeds go to the Rotary Foundation.

Rotary Shredding

The Big Table: World’s Largest Potluck – September 15

The Big Table

The Big Table, a welcoming event aimed at bringing people together to share food and conversation, is returning to Iroquois Park on Sunday, September 15, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

The third annual event is hosted by The Big Table, with major support from the Global Human Project and the Louisville Metro Office for Globalization. Each participant is asked to bring a dish, fruit, dessert or non-alcoholic drink to share with at least eight people. Participants are encouraged to bring a dish that reflects something about them, has a family story or personal significance, along with a recipe card. Tables, chairs, eating utensils and plates will be provided by event sponsors, but in case of an extra-large turnout, organizers encourage participants to bring a blanket and extra utensils.

Organizers are again hoping to break a world record, but this year’s event is most focused on encouraging conversation and meeting new people. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the largest potluck was attended by 3,264 people in India.

In an effort to foster more intimate conversation and depth of connection, participants will be organized into tables of eight. Table Host volunteers will help seat participants and work to ensure tables are made up of familiar and unfamiliar faces. Table Hosts will also facilitate conversation and storytelling during the event. Approximately 250 Table Host volunteers are needed for this event.

New this year, residents who play an instrument are invited to bring their instrument and join in a post-dinner global music jam. Pick-up music venues will be arranged along the event area to continue facilitating connections during event cleanup.

In case of inclement weather, organizers will announce a cancellation of the event by 1:00 p.m. on September 15 on social media and the event registration page.

Registration is strongly encouraged. For more information and event registration, visit www.thebigtable502.com or sign up on the Facebook event page, The Big Table 2019: The World’s Largest Potluck.

LWV Focuses on Immigration


The League of Women Voters, located at 115 S. Ewing in D9, is holding two different Dinner & Democracy forums on Immigration.  The events are Monday, September 16 and Monday, September 23. 

Panelists at the September 16 event will include Frank Hutchins, PhD, a Bellarmine professor who has recently returned from the southern border, immigration law experts, and immigrants who will share their stories. More information about the September 23 event will be available later.

At both meetings, a light buffet will be served at 5:30 PM; there is no charge, but donations are welcomed. The program will begin at 6:00. The public is invited.  

The League believes that Immigration policies should promote reunification of immediate families; meet economic, business and employment needs; and be responsive to those facing political persecution or humanitarian crises.

Clifton Quarterly Public Meeting – September 17


The Clifton Community Council holds its quarterly public meeting on Tuesday, September 17 at 6:00 p.m. at the Clifton Campus of Northeast Christian Church, 131 Vernon Ave, and you are invited!

There will be two presentations. Dr. Mark Dutrow, an engineer with Metro Planning and Design, will provide information about plans to re-configure the intersection of Clifton and Payne to make it safer for pedestrians, cyclists and vehicle traffic. In addition, Mary Haynes, CEO/President of Nazareth Home-Clifton, 2120 Payne St., will provide an update concerning new construction on their campus to include a new entrance and chapel to the existing building, and the construction of 102 assisted living units at the former location of the Billy Goat Hill Garden, 2004 Payne St.

The Clifton Community Council Board of Directors meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month and the Land Use and Preservation Committee meets on the first Tuesday of each month. Both begin at 6:00 p.m. at 131 Vernon Ave., the meeting hall of the Clifton Campus of Northeast Christian Church. All meetings are open to the public.

Louisville Water Company Work on Stilz Extended


Louisville Water Company’s (LWC) work to renovate the water main on Stilz Avenue and Lexington Road continues, but unexpected complications require LWC to keep the current road and lane closures in place.  Stilz Avenue will now be closed until mid-October and Lexington Road between Grinstead and Cross Hill will remain a two-lane road until mid-November. 

Customers may notice some down time in work areas because of critical material delays. Unfortunately, LWC cannot safely re-open the roads because the construction pits are still open. Traffic barriers are in place for the safety of LWC customers and its crews.  Please move cautiously around construction areas.

The final phase of LWC’s Eastern Parkway Project continues to be the most complicated. Unlike the first two phases, this phase also involves cleaning and smoothing the existing main before slip lining can start. The cleaning process has been much more complicated than anticipated. Unexpected challenges can and do occur when working with a 100-year old water main.

For more information, go to LouisvilleWater.com/EasternPkwyProject.           

Waterfront Circus

Waterfront Circus

Waterfront Park is pleased to welcome the Vernardos Circus, The American Circus with the heart of a Broadway Show.  The circus opened September and runs through Sunday, September 15, with performances daily.  Tickets, adults at $25 and children at $15, and a video with more information are available here www.LiveYourCircusDream.com.

Venardos Circus is a unique experience that wraps world-class animal-free circus acts into a Broadway musical-style format.  Guests can expect to be transported back in time to the center ring of a centuries-old tradition, but one that has been reinvented for the next generation.  With an amazing assortment of aerialists, acrobats, juggling, hand-balancing/contortion, comedy, daredevilry, magic, musical production and much more, this amazing circus will truly delight adults and kids of all ages. 

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 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

Case No. 16ZONE1044
“One Park” Proposal – case continued to Land Development & Transportation Committee meeting to discuss traffic issues ONLY.
Subject Property: 2294, 2300, 2338, (TB 74A Lots 12 & 15), & 2340 Lexington Road & 2501, 2503, 2509, 2511, & 2515 Grinstead Drive.
Case Manager:  Julia Williams (Julia.williams@louisvilleky.gov)
Meeting Type: Land Development & Transportation
Date: Thursday, September 12, 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

The Planning Commission Public Hearing for the potential rezoning and for an alley closure for an unnamed alley off of Etley Avenue for the “One Park” proposal has been set for Monday, September 30, at the Kentucky International Convention Center, 221 S. Fourth Street at 6:30 p.m.

One Park - 1044Cannonside Drive - CUPGrandview Avenue - 0033

Sustainability Story: Trees Louisville Providing 1500 Free Trees

Trees Louisville

Trees Louisville has partnered with the Arbor Day Foundation to provide 1,500 trees to Jefferson County residents since January. They are currently in their second round of the Community Canopy program which allows residents to enter their address, outline their house, and choose the right tree for their home to maximize the benefits of a healthy ecosystem such as lowering utility bills, managing stormwater runoff , and improving air quality. Your tree will either be shipped to you later this Fall or larger sizes will be available at Against the Grain Brewery on October 20 as part of their first annual Twigs and Swigs Celebration or Americana Community Center on November 9. 

Louisville loses around 820 acres of tree canopy on a yearly basis and this is one of the ways Trees Louisville tries to restore tree canopy across the county. The program is available to all residents of Jefferson County.

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

BowmanFest 2019 – October 5 & 6

Bowman Fest

Save the Date for BowmanFest 2019 on Saturday, October 5 and Sunday, October 6 at Bowman Field Terminal Building, 2805 Taylorsville Road. Veterans and active military get in free, please bring military ID card.

At the event enjoy 30+ military and civilian airplanes, aircraft flyovers and air show maneuvers, vintage cars, motorcycles, re-enactors, historic exhibits, flightline rides, Four Roses Bourbon tastings, live music, bouncy field, food trucks, craft beers, local vendors and more. For more information on the festival, please click here.

New for 2019, BowmanFest IPA “5K on the Runway” Race on Saturday, October 5 at 9:00 a.m. The 5K Run/Walk is $33 for adults and $23 for 15 and under. For more information and to sign up, please click here.

Junk Pick-up in District 9


It’s time to clean house and get ready for another junk collection if you live in the 9th District Urban Services District (USD). You may begin setting out your junk Friday, October 18 in the afternoon. All junk must be set out by Monday, October 21 at 6:00 a.m. Some items (hazardous materials, construction debris, etc.) are not collected and these rules are strictly enforced. For collection guidelines, please visit http://louisvilleky.gov/government/public-works/services/junk-and-bulk-trash-disposal. Sign up for junk set out reminders by email and text, click here! To see if you are in the collection area, go to http://mapit.louisvilleky.gov/, enter your address and check under “sanitation services.”

D9 Fall Community Cleanup – October 19


If you’ve been complaining about litter, please plan to join your neighbors on Saturday, October 19, to do something about it at the D9 Fall Community Cleanup.

In partnership with Brightside, volunteers will be cleaning up the Brownsboro Road corridor and adjoining areas of Clifton Heights and Clifton. Volunteers should plan to meet at 8:30 a.m. at Brownsboro Road and Lindsay Avenue for breakfast sandwiches, provided by the Clifton McDonald’s, and hot coffee, provided by Heine Brothers’ Coffee. The cleanup will officially begin at 9:00 a.m. The District 9 office will provide bags, gloves, tools and t-shirts on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you would like to register your own neighborhood team through Brightside, please click here.

Register and Vote!


On November 5, Kentuckians will fill seven constitutional officers: Governor/Lt. Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Treasurer, Auditor of Public Accounts and Commissioner of Agriculture.

Registering to vote – and checking your registration - has never been easier. The deadline for registering to vote in Kentucky before the 2019 General Election is October 7. You can register, update or check your registration online at GoVoteKy.Com. (https://vrsws.sos.ky.gov/ovrweb/govoteky.)  It will also show you the precinct in which you are registered and the polling location for that precinct. 

Exercise your right to register and vote in 2019!

Jefferson County Office of the Circuit Court Clerk is Hiring

Circuit Court Clerk

The Jefferson County Office of the Circuit Court Clerk is currently accepting applications for employment for full-time entry level Deputy Clerk positions (1st, 2nd, & 3rd shifts).  Interested applicants may contact Human Resources at 595-3052, via email lisad@kycourts.net or stop by the Human Resources Division at 600 West Jefferson Street, Suite 2023 on 2nd floor of the Hall of Justice, to pick up/submit a KCOJ Application for Employment during regular business hours, Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Submission of a completed KCOJ Application for Employment and required documentation does NOT guarantee all applicants an interview.

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, September 12St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, will host iPad for beginners at 2:30 p.m. Instructional class that covers the basics of using your iPad. Attendees are required to bring their own iPad. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1771.

Thursday, September 12: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, will host a movie screening of American Graffiti at 6:00 p.m. A couple of high school grads spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1793.

Thursday, September 12: Carmichael's Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, will host Alix E. Harrow at 7:00 p.m. for a discussion on The Ten Thousand Doors of January. Questions, please call the store at 896-6950.

Friday, September 13: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, will host an English Conversation Club at 11:00 a.m. Practice English conversation. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1771.

Saturday, September 14: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, will host an adult book discussion at 10:30 a.m. Plan to discuss The Architect's Apprentice by Elif Shafak. Books available at Branch Circulation Desk. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1793.

Saturday, September 14: National Jug Band Jubilee at the Brown-Forman Amphitheater from Noon - 11:00 p.m. This is a free family friendly festival featuring jug bands, workshops, kids activities, local vending, food, beer and wine. For more info please visit http://www.jugbandjubilee.com/

Saturday, September 14 - Sunday, September 15: Hometown Rising country music and bourbon festival at the Highlands Festival Grounds at the Kentucky Expo Center, 937 Philips Lane For more information, please visit https://hometownrising.com/.

Monday, September 16: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, will host "Knowing the Ten Warning Signs of Alzheimer's Disease" at 2:30 p.m. If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavior changes, it's time to learn the facts. Early detection of Alzheimer's disease gives you a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future. This interactive workshop features video clips of people with Alzheimer's disease. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1771.

Tuesday, September 17St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, will host a movie discussion group at 2:30 p.m. Every month the St. Matthews Movie Discussion Group gets together to discuss a new movie. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1771.

Tuesday, September 17: Clifton Community Council Quarterly Public meeting at 6:00 p.m. at 131 Vernon Avenue at the Clifton Campus of Northeast Christian Church. There will be two presentations regarding the Clifton and Payne intersection and the Nazareth Home-Clifton campus.

Wednesday, September 18St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, will host downloadable everything at 2:30 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.

Wednesday, September 18: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, will host "Kick Your Sugar Craving" at 6:30 p.m. Are you wondering why you crave sugar at certain times? Are you done reinventing the wheel and ready to finally get solutions to your sugar cravings? Health coach Christine Kenney will break down all of your questions when it comes to sugar and habit change. You will leave with the solutions you have been searching for so you can get off that diet roller coaster! Questions, please call the branch at 574-1771.

Wednesday, September 18: Neighborhood Pedestrian and Bicycle Access Committee Meeting at 7:00 p.m. at UCHM, 150 S. State Street.

Thursday, September 19: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, will host an adult book discussion at 1:00 p.m. September is International Month. Plan to celebrate Germany with Author Ursula Hegi's Stones From the River. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1771.

Thursday, September 19: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, will host a movie discussion of American Graffiti at 6:30 p.m. A couple of high school grads spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1793.

Friday, September 20: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, will host an English Conversation Club at 11:00 a.m. Practice English conversation. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1771.

Friday, September 20 - Sunday, September 22: Bourbon & Beyond, a perfect blend of bourbon, food and music at the Highlands Festival Grounds at the Kentucky Expo Center, 937 Philips Lane. For more information, please visit https://bourbonandbeyond.com/.

Monday, September 23: Mindful Mondays - come learn to paddle and unwind on Beargrass Creek. Join a boat full of 12 other passengers. Life jackets and paddles are provided. Paddle Towhead Island, the Waterfront Botanical Gardens, Big 4 Walking Bridge and more. The boat will leave at 6:15 p.m. For more information, visit https://rivercitypaddlesports.wordpress.com/. To register visit www.louisvilletickets.com.

Tuesday, September 24: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, will host two events. At 2:00 p.m. - Fall - The Perfect Time to Evaluate Your Landscape. A step by step guide for evaluating your 2019 landscape or perennial garden and tips for using that information to begin planning changes you'll make in the 2020 growing season. At 7:30 p.m. - Paper Planner Plan It! Questions, please call the branch at 574-1771.

Tuesday, September 24: Masonic Homes of Kentucky will host a Community Art Walk from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Visit the creative, insightful, beautiful and thought provoking artwork created by residents and students. The Art Walk will feature pieces including paintings, photography, ceramics, woodworking, needlework and more. A special gallery, "Through the Eyes of Dementia" features photos taken by memory care residents. Art pieces are available for purchase and all proceeds will help fund art programs at the Masonic Home community and Sproutlings Pediatric Day Care & Preschool. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit Facebook/MasonicHomesKY and check out the events.

Wednesday, September 25Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, will host booked for lunch at 1:00 p.m. Plan to discuss In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende. A sweeping novel about three very different people who are brought together in a mesmerizing story that journeys from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to 1970s Chile and Brazil. Books available at branch circulation desk. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1793.

Wednesday, September 25: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, will host Germans in Louisville at 6:30 p.m.  Robert and Victoria Ullrich, editors of Germans in Louisville, will discuss the rich history of Germans within the city of Louisville and how they shaped our city's history. They will also briefly discuss the new volume of their Germans in Louisville book. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1771.

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