District 9 eNews - Thursday, November 21, 2019


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Happy Thanksgiving – Metro Offices Closed

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! Metro offices will be closed on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29.

No Garbage, Recycling or Yard Waste Collection

garbage collection

There will be no residential garbage, recycling or yard waste collection within the Louisville Metro Urban Service District (former Louisville city limits) on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28, and residents with normal service later in the week will have a one day delay.

Residents who normally have garbage/yard waste/recycling collection on Thursday will have service on Friday, November 29. The regular Friday collection will be delayed until Saturday, November 30. Collection will also be delayed in the City of St. Matthews.

Staffed recycling centers, the Metro Waste Reduction Center and the Haz Bin hazardous waste facility will be closed Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29. Leaf drop-off will also not be available those days. All four services will resume on Saturday.

To view your collection schedule and stay informed about changes, download the Recycle Coach app or use the app on the Public Works website. Residents outside the Urban Service District who rely on private haulers for garbage, recycling, and yard waste collection should consult those haulers about their holiday collection schedule. 

Shop Local this Holiday Season!

holiday shopping

Next week marks the beginning of the Holiday shopping season and an important time for local retailers. Stores and restaurants along Frankfort Avenue, Chenoweth Lane, Shelbyville Road, Mellwood Avenue and everywhere else in D9 are all counting on a big season – and they need your help to ensure our local economy stays strong and vibrant. Below are some ways to help them – and all of us – this Holiday season.

Just Creations Holiday Shopping Nights

Just Creations

Just Creations, 2722 Frankfort Avenue, is partnering with local not-for-profit organizations to host Holiday Shopping Nights. Shop from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on the below nights and Just Creations will donate 15% of the evening’s sales to the following groups. For more information please visit www.justcreations.org or call the store at 897-7319.

  • Thursday, November 21 Xavier High School
  • Friday, November 22 Family Health Centers (Survivors of Torture Services)
  • Saturday, November 23 Hosparus Health
  • Saturday, November 30 Kentucky Refugee Ministries
  • Monday, December 2 CrossRoads Ministry
  • Tuesday, December 3 Wellspring
  • Wednesday, December 4 Catholic Enrichment Center
  • Thursday, December 5 Catholic Charities – Common Earth Gardens
  • Friday, December 6 Assumption High School Environmental Concerns
  • Saturday, December 7 Louisville Classical Academy
  • Monday, December 9 Broadway Baptist Church Youth Group
  • Tuesday, December 10 St. Michael Parish Youth Group
  • Wednesday, December 11 La Casita Center
  • Thursday, December 12 Sacred Journeys
  • Friday, December 13 Senior Paws Rescue
  • Saturday, December 14 YouthBuild Louisville



The Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) Silent Auction is open for online bidding through November 23. Proceeds will help LIBA fund efforts to spread the “Buy Local” message at the holidays and throughout the year. You’ll find everything from massages to tattoos, doggie treats to brewery tours, gift cards to concert tickets and more! Click here to bid today.

Shop Small-Win Big in Chenoweth Square

The locally-owned and operated shops on Chenoweth Square invite you to celebrate small business shopping and dining with a weekend of special savings and rewards.

The “Shop Small Win Big” promotion runs Friday, November 29 through Sunday, December 1. Visit each merchant for a chance to win gifts worth more than $1,000. “Like” Chenoweth Square on Facebook for holiday hours and events.

Chenoweth Square holidays

Shop Local Saturday Trolley Hop – November 30

Join in on a special Shop Local Saturday Frankfort Avenue Trolley Hop on Saturday, November 30, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Trolley Hoppers are encouraged to spend the day eating, drinking and shopping along Frankfort Avenue.  Many businesses will host music, refreshments and special sales. 

Pick up a passport from First Financial Bank, 2867 Frankfort Avenue, or on one of the trolleys, then visit businesses along The Avenue for a chance to win a $250 Visa gift card.

Follow Frankfort Avenue on Facebook all season for more special events!

Shop Small this holiday season to find unique items, keep your dollars here, and support the jobs created by local small businesses!

shop local saturday

Olde Tyme Christmas – December 7

Olde Tyme Christmas

The 24th Annual Olde Tyme Christmas on Frankfort Avenue is coming up on Saturday, December 7, from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. The event includes carriage rides, a holiday pet walk, photos with Santa and much more. More in the next eNews or check out the Frankfort Avenue Business Association on Facebook.

St. MAM Thanksgiving Baskets & Adopt-A-Child Program


The St. Matthews Area Ministries (St. MAM) is collecting Thanksgiving baskets you can assemble.

In a reusable grocery bag, please include the following items:

  • Stuffing mix
  • 5 lbs. bag of potatoes
  • 2 lbs. bag of onions
  • 2 cans of carrots
  • 2 cans of cranberry sauce
  • 2 cans of yams
  • Turkey gravy
  • Dessert

Please bring the Thanksgiving baskets to St. MAM, 201 Biltmore Road, on Monday, November 25 between 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Enter from the double doors closest to the playground.

Also, please consider making a donation of $25 to help cover the cost of turkeys. Questions or to make a donation, please contact Sarah Banks at 893-0205 or email SarahBanks@stmam.com.

Adopt a Child

This Holiday season, please consider supporting a St. MAM child and provide Holiday gifts (1-2 outfits per child). All gifts should be put in gift bags and delivered to St. MAM no later than Tuesday, December 3.

If you don’t have time to shop, you can provide a donation of $75 to adopt a child and St. MAM will shop for you.

Contact Sarah Banks for more on the program and ways to help.

Free Coat Exchange

free coat exchange

The Chamber of St. Matthews is partnering with the Free Coat Exchange to keep neighbors in need warm this winter. Bring any new or gently used coats to the Chamber offices at 3940 Grandview Avenue. All of the coats collected at this location will be going to the St. Matthews Area Ministries coat closet. Coats can be dropped off at the Chamber office until Monday, November 25th.

Light Up Louisville – November 29

light up louisville

Light Up Louisville has been a tradition for 39 years for thousands of residents and visitors to the city. 

Light Up Louisville will be held on Friday, November 29, with the arrival of Santa Claus, who will help Mayor Fischer illuminate downtown Louisville. This event serves as the official starting point for the holiday season in Louisville, and brings together people from all over the city, along with family, friends and visitors, to enjoy a day full of excitement, entertainment and community.

The event will be held at 6th and Jefferson Streets. For more information and a full schedule of events, please visit https://louisvilleky.gov/government/city-events/light-louisville.

Whitehall Candlelight Tour – November 29

Whitehall Candlelight tour

Whitehall, 3110 Lexington Road, will host a candlelight tour on Friday, November 29, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. This is the third annual Candlelight Tour. Whitehall will be beautifully decorated for the holiday season by local florists and vendors. The open house-style event will feature light refreshments, sweet treats and live music. Tickets are $10 per person and may be ordered online or by phone. Tickets will be $12 at the door. Children under 10 years are $5. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call 897-2944. All participating vendors, please visit www.historicwhitehall.org/candlelight-tour.

Camp Quality Toy Drive at Mary T Meagher

toy drive

Did you know more than 500 children in Kentucky and Indiana are diagnosed with cancer each year? Camp Quality Kentuckiana is not in the business of finding a cure for cancer, but in the business of ensuring that every child who has been diagnosed with cancer can have a summer camp experience, and year-round programs to enhance their quality of life and encourage quality family time.

Louisville Parks and Recreation is once again supporting the Annual Camp Quality Holiday Toy Drive.   The Toy Drive runs now through Sunday, December 1. Donations of new toys for children of ALL ages are appreciated.  Drop off your toy donation at Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center, 201 Reservoir Avenue.       

For more information, please contact Keith Smith at Keith.Smith@louisvilleky.gov.  To learn more about Camp Quality Kentuckiana, visit https://www.campqualityusa.org/ki/.     

Toys for Tots Drive – December 6

Toys for Tots

Mayor Greg Fischer is challenging Louisville residents and businesses to help beat last year’s record of more than 3,000 toys collected in a 12 hour period!

Drop off new, unwrapped toys at Louisville Metro Hall, 527 W. Jefferson Street, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 6.

Marines will be onsite to assist. There is an easy drop-off lane for vehicles. 

Toys for Tots is sponsored by WLKY.

Santa Sprint & Stroll - December 7

santa sprint and stroll

The 24th Annual Santa Sprint & Stroll 5k Run/Walk is right around the corner on Saturday, December 7. This merry 5k Run/ Walk is sponsored by the Frankfort Avenue Business Association and many businesses and individuals, to benefit the work of United Crescent Hill Ministries.  It’s an event that The Courier Journal once called “more festive than the run-of-the-mill 5k,” with both serious runners and holiday merrymakers.  The Santa Sprint & Stroll features:

  • Flat and fast course running along historic Frankfort Avenue in Crescent Hill and Clifton
  • Included on the Run the 502 race series
  • Refreshments served after the race
  • Age Group Awards for Top 3 Finishers
  • Photos with SANTA

The event begins at Barret Middle School, 2561 Grinstead Drive (enter from Peterson Avenue), at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 7. 

More information and registration is here.

Mammogram Screenings – December 10


On Tuesday, December 10, from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm, the 9th District office, in partnership with U of L Hospital and the James Graham Brown Cancer Center, will offer mammograms at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S. Peterson Avenue.  To make an appointment, please contact my office at 574-3908.  Mammograms are for women age 40 and over. There is no cost to eligible women without insurance.  Women with insurance will need to bring their card so a claim may be filed.

City Seeking Feedback on Sustainability Plans

Greenhouse Gas

Louisville Metro Government is moving forward with plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare for climate change.

A Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Plan was released last month. Its strategies were derived from best industry practices and reflect the City’s best understanding of where current trends will take us in the years ahead. It is intended to be flexible in nature as new technologies and regulatory changes drive change in our community.

Louisville Metro recognizes that since the plan’s 80% emissions reduction target was set, recent scientific reports have expressed the need for more urgent and accelerated action to avoid irreversible impacts of climate change. In response, the city will continue pursuing actions that will propel Louisville beyond the 80% reduction target laid out in the plan.

Residents can submit their feedback on the Emissions Reduction Plan now through Saturday, Nov. 30 at https://louisvilleky.gov/government/sustainability/greenhouse-gas-inventory.

For more information about Louisville’s sustainability efforts, visit https://louisvilleky.gov/government/sustainability.

Property Tax Assistance Loan


Has your annual property tax bill arrived, but you don’t have the cash to pay for it? LHome can lend you the money to pay your property tax. Avoid fees, penalties, tax liens or losing your home. Stay in your home and pay back the low-interest loan directly to LHome.

LHome is the Louisville Housing Opportunity and Micro-Enterprise Community Development Loan Fund, Inc. It is a Community Development Financial Institution or CDFI, and provides affordable loans and financial coaching to homeowners and small businesses in low-income neighborhoods.

LHome makes affordable loans to homeowners in low-income communities throughout Jefferson County. Priority is given to low-income homeowners located in West and South Louisville. For more information, please call LHome at 657-5943 or email apleasant@lhomeky.org.

Leaf Collection Underway


Leaves are piling up and you have options for getting rid of them. Mowing over leaves to mulch them back into your lawn is a great option for reducing waste and it adds nutrients back into your soil. Residents with yard waste collection in the Urban Service District can also set them out in paper bags or reusable containers. St. Matthews collects leaves during a scheduled collection week you can see here.

All Louisville Metro residents have the option to dispose of leaves for free at one of three drop-off sites. Metro Public Works is offering a free leaf drop-off service through November 30. Drop off will not be available on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Only loose leaves will be accepted. Containers used to bring leaves to the drop-off sites must be disposed of off-site by residents.

Leaf drop off sites:

Public Works Yard, 10500 Lower River Road (enter from Bethany Lane)
Tuesday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Public Works East District Operations Center, 595 Hubbards Lane
Tuesday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Public Works Waste Reduction Center, 636 Meriwether Avenue
Tuesday – Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday:  9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Sustainability Story: Get a Tree Rebate

trees louisville

It’s tree planting season and rebates on the purchase of shade trees are available. Purchase a shade tree and receive 40% off the purchase price (up to $80). The program is sponsored by TreesLouisville and the Louisville Metro Division of Community Forestry.

Shade in the summer and a buffer against winter winds can lower your energy bills and trees raise property values of landscaped homes.


  • Tree must be selected from the Approved Species list 
  • Tree must be planted in a residential yard
  • Program open to Jefferson County, KY residents only
  • Max 3 submissions per household
  • Tree must measure at least 1in in diameter at a point 6in above soil line
  • Rebates are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis while funds are available
  • Rebate is only eligible for purchase price of tree (i.e. excludes tax, planting or delivery fees, etc.)

For more information about the program, including approved species list and nurseries, please visit https://treeslouisville.org/rebate/.

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 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.  

Case No. 19-ZONE-0049

Volunteers Needed for the 2019 Tax Season


For the past several years, the District 9 office has hosted a tax preparation site at United Crescent Hill Ministries (UCHM), offering free tax preparation to individuals and families under a certain income bracket. Each year the site depends on volunteers to help prepare taxes and greet clients. We have a few dedicated volunteers that help us out every year, but we need more! We hope you’ll consider joining the team!

If you are interested in volunteering for the 2019 tax season (January-April 2020) please email volunteer@labcservices.org. Make sure you indicate you would like to volunteer at the UCHM site. Volunteer trainings will start in December. Volunteers are needed to help prepare taxes AND greet clients. If interested in volunteering, please sign up by completing this Volunteer Application.

Tax-Aide Needs Volunteers

Tax-Aide is looking for volunteers to help seniors, and others with low to moderate income, with federal and state tax return preparation for 2019. Training for new Counselors (tax preparers) in the Louisville area is now available, so now is the time to consider this great short-term effort that runs Feb 1 – April 15.  Volunteers typically work four hour shifts at least once a week, or more often when time and interest permit.  Learn more by calling 502-394-3443 or email LouTaxAide@gmail.com. Visit www.aarp-tax-aide-lou.org for details.  Volunteers are also needed for greeters, phone operators, technology support, site leaders, instructors, and class aides.

Correction on Constitutional Officers

The last edition of the eNews stated that the newly-elected Kentucky constitutional officers take office on December 10. Actually, only Governor-Elect Andy Beshear and Lt. Governor-Elect Jacqueline Coleman take office that day. The other newly-elected constitutional officers take office on January 6, 2020.

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, November 21: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, will host tour the world through folk dance at 5:00 p.m. Experience what other cultures have enjoyed for many years. Folk dances are easy and quick to learn given their simple, repetitive steps, most of which are danced in a circle. Feel the joy as you dance to Zorba the Greek, Hava Nagilah and many more. Sign up required. Please call 574-1771 to reserve your space. Questions, please contact the branch at 574-1771.

Thursday, November 21: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, will host a movie discussion of Hope and Glory at 6:30 p.m. An account of World War II seen through the eyes of an English boy who finds adventure and excitement in the blitz. Questions, please contact the branch at 574-1793.

Friday, November 22: Wreath making workshop with Hazelfield Farm from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Learn to build your own holiday wreath from the experienced staff at Hazelfield Farm, a family-run organic farm in Wheatley, Kentucky. The cost is $75 per participant which includes all materials and 2 hours of personal instruction. Space is limited. Email whitehall@historichomes.org to make reservations.

Friday, November 22: Grand opening and ribbon cutting for Eat Your Bourbon Marketplace at 5:45 p.m. at 2708 Frankfort Avenue. The first 20 guests will receive a signature Bourbon Barrel Foods cocktail. Samples from the gourmet food case will be circulating throughout the night and 5% of the total sales for the evening will go toward The Healing Place, a recovery program.

Saturday, November 23 - Sunday, December 1: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, will host the art of the film poster: A Look at Modern Movie Art. An amazing collection of alternative film art. Posters will range from golden age movie classics to Disney masterpieces to Marvel movies and more. Questions, please contact the branch at 574-1771.

Sunday, November 24: The Fly Market will be from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 1728 Mellwood Ave. It’s an outdoor community marketplace where flea market treasures, one of a kind items, wow upcycling, recycled, alley finds, art, salvage, crafted, things from our neighbor’s garage & more meet! Check here for details.

Sunday, November 24: Llamarama at Just Creations, 2722 Frankfort Avenue, will host a special shopping day for kids from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Special shopping assistants will be on hand to help guide your child through the excitement of selecting their own holiday surprises for loved ones. Parents will provide the holiday shopping lists and budget and the elf assistants and your child do the rest. Santa will be stopping by during the day, and gift wrapping will be available. This event is for children 13 years old and younger. For more information, please call 897-7319.

Sunday, November 24: Local author holiday book sale from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S. Peterson Avenue. This event is free and open to the public. A variety of authors of locally published books will personally autograph their books. A portion of book sales proceeds will be donated to the Peterson-Dumesnil House Foundation. Hosted by Louisville Historical League, Butler Books, Carmichael's Bookstore and Peterson-Dumesnil House Foundation. 

Thursday, November 28 & Friday, November 29: Thanksgiving Holiday - all Metro offices are closed.

Friday, November 29: 9th Annual Free Coat Exchange from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Some people have a coat they don't need, and some people need a coat they don't have. There are exchange sites and collection only sites. For more information, please click here.

Friday, November 29: Light Up Louisville celebration at 6th and Jefferson Streets. More information online at https://louisvilleky.gov/government/city-events/light-louisville.

Friday, November 29Whitehall House & Gardens, 3110 Lexington Road, will host a Candlelight Tour from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. See the mansion by candlelight, beautifully decorated by local designers and florists. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, visit http://www.historicwhitehall.org/candlelight-tour.

Saturday, November 30: Louisville LOCALS Potters will host their annual Holiday Pottery Show and Sale from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Holy Trinity Clifton Campus, 2117 Payne Street. This is a free event. Snacks and refreshments will be available. For more information about Louisville Potters and their shows visit, www.LouisvillePotters.org.

Saturday, November 30: Small Business Saturday Trolley Hop from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Park at one of the many convenient FREE and public parking areas and board the Frankfort Avenue Trolley at any designated stop. The trolley route runs from RiverPark Place on River Road to Cannons Lane. For more information about specific events please visit: http://www.frankfortave.com.

Tuesday, December 3: Distillery Commons will host several open houses to celebrate the grand opening of Ultra Self-Storage, 200 Distillery Commons. 30,000 square feet of warehouse space has been transformed into a state of the art indoor storage facility. Plan to attend from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Coffee from Red Hot Roasters and cookies will be served. For more information about Ultra Self-Storage visit www.ultraself-storage.com. Next open houses scheduled for Wednesday, November 4 at 1:00 p.m. and ribbon cutting on Thursday, December 5 at 10:30 a.m.

Tuesday, December 3: Help support Wellspring by dining and shopping on December 3. Dine from 6:00 - 11:00 p.m. at Red Hog Restaurant, 2622 Frankfort Avenue and shop from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Just Creations, 2722 Frankfort Avenue. A percentage of sales from both establishments will benefit Wellspring.

Tuesday, December 3: Butchertown Neighborhood Association meeting at 6:00 p.m., location to be announced. Visit their website for more information, https://www.facebook.com/butchertownneighborhood/.

Tuesday, December 3: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, will host a Nutcracker family story time with Louisville Ballet at 6:30 p.m. Join a Louisville Ballet dancer for a reading of the classic holiday story followed by crafts and activities.

Wednesday, December 4: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host computers by appointment from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Book a staff member to receive one-on-one assistance using a computer and learning about basic computer programs. Call 574-1793 to make an appointment. Questions, please contact the branch at 574-1793.

Wednesday, December 4: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host a meeting of the minds at 7:00 p.m. Join members of the community as they think about and discuss current topics. Questions, please contact the branch at 574-1793.

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