District 26 eNews | Dec 2nd

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Brent T. Ackerson

26th District Councilman
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Jeff T. Noble

Legislative Aide
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Michael Garton

District Liaison 
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Animal Control

Bon Air Library

County Clerk

Courts System

Drivers License
(Bowman Field)

Drivers License

Health and Wellness


Louisville Water Company

MetroCall - 311

Mosquito Control


Poison Control

Police - LMPD

Police - St. Matthews


St. Matthews  City Hall  895-9444 

State Highways


Veterans Affairs


Dear Neighbor,

Now that we're in the full swing of the Holiday Season, please take note of some exciting events happening in our district. We have announced it here several times, but please make a point to attend our Town Hall meeting this Saturday from 9:30 to 11:30 at St. John Paul II church on Hikes Lane. 

See you then!


Brent T. Ackerson
26th District Councilman

Our Fall Town Hall will take place Dec. 7th from 9:30am - 11:30am at St. John Paul II Church on Hikes Lane. We will send reminders about this event, but please share with your friends and neighbors. We look forward to seeing you there. 


In This Issue:

Dec 4 | Nutcracker at the St. Matthews-Eline Library!


St. Matthews Library
Tuesday, December 4, 2019 @ 6:30 PM
3940 Grandview Ave. 

Dec 5 | JCC Development Meeting


Dec 6 | Buechel Park Planting

The Forestry and Landscape Division of Louisville Parks and Recreation will be at Buechel Park on Friday, December 6, to plant several new trees in the park: 

  • 8:30 to 9 a.m.                   Volunteer check-in
  • 9 to 9:30 a.m.                   Planting demonstration
  • 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.    Tree planting in teams
  • 12:30 to 1 p.m.                 Clean-up and wrap-up

More information is here, and on Facebook. We hope to see you there for this worthwhile improvement to Buechel Park. 

Buechel Park

Dec 9 | Public Meeting

Proposed Car Wash in the old Frisch's property. 
Property Location: 2962 Breckenridge Lane
Meeting Location: 2800 Breckenridge Lane
Meeting Time: 6:30 pm


Dec 13 | LIHEAP Deadline


The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) that helps low income residents of Jefferson County with their utility bills begins on Monday, Nov. 4, 2019

LIHEAP is a federally funded, income-based program that provides financial help to low-income households in meeting the costs of heating their home. The LIHEAP Subsidy Component is a one-time assistance benefit, which is paid directly to the heating vendor. The LIHEAP Subsidy Component begins Monday, Nov. 4, and will operate through Dec. 13, 2019.

Residents wishing to apply must schedule an appointment utilizing the automated appointment system. The appointment system is currently open and is available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Appointments can be scheduled by phone by calling (502) 991-8391 or online at louisvilleky.cascheduler.com.

Applicants must be Louisville Metro/Jefferson County residents with a household income at or below 130 percent of the federal poverty guidelines. For the Subsidy Component of LIHEAP, residents can apply regardless of the status of their utility bills. Applicants must also provide the following documentation.

  • Proof of all household income for the preceding month (Food Stamp award letter, Social Security Award letter, pay stubs, etc. or proof of $0 income. Note: Zero Income forms are available at the Office of Resilience and Community Services office at 701 W. Ormsby Ave., Suite 201 or by clicking here.
  • Proof of Social Security number for each member of the household.
  • Most current heating bill; or statement from your landlord if heating expenses are included in your rent; or statement from your utility company if you participate in a pre-pay electric program. Please bring the account number and name on the account for main heating fuel sources and electric.

Individuals who are unable to apply for this program in person may send a representative on their behalf with a note including the applicant’s signature and phone number. Residents who are home bound and who are unable to send a representative may call (502) 780-7937.

Dec 16 | Zoning Meeting

Proposed dialysis clinic in McMahon Plaza
Monday, December 16 @ 1pm
Old Jail Auditorium, 514 W. Liberty Street 


From MSD | Keep Out the FOG!


Looking for Fall Foliage?


Apply for a Property Tax Homestead Exemption


Kentucky Law and the Jefferson County PVA offers a homestead exemption for property owners 65 years of age or older who own and occupy the property as their primary residence on January 1 of the year in which they apply for the exemption. The homestead exemption for 2019-2020 is $39,300. If you are eligible to receive the exemption, the year’s exemption amount is subtracted from your property’s assessed value, reducing your property tax liability.

Only one exemption (Homestead or Disability) is allowed per household. Once approved for the Homestead Exemption, you are not required to reapply annually.  You are eligible for the Homestead Exemption on residential or commercial property as long as you own and occupy the property as your primary residence and meet all other qualifying criteria. If you move, it is your responsibility to notify the PVA Office and reapply for the exemption on your new residence.

For more information, click here.

You've Got Mail: Property Taxes

It's not the best piece of mail you've ever received, but please keep an eye out for annual property tax letters. Law allows those unpaid bills to be sold next July. If you don't pay and the bill is sold, it not only gets to be much more expensive, but can be a major headache. There are resources for those who cannot pay. Please check those out and help family members make sure they don't get caught in a property tax nightmare themselves. 


Property Tax Assistance Loans

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.

Traffic Guard Job Openings


LMPD is currently hiring Traffic Guards. The starting pay is $13.20 hourly/part-time. Essential functions are escorting children across streets and highways before and after school hours; directing traffic at street intersections near school drive entrances to assist buses arriving and departing; and directing the flow of vehicular and pedestrian traffic. To apply online, please visit www.louisvilleky.gov/government/human-resources.

Careers in IT and Technology



Our new free training can help you start.

Tech Louisville is a new training by KentuckianaWorks that will prepare participants to start a career as an IT Support professional.

This program, which is offered at no cost to participants, includes classroom and online learning as well as mentorship with an experienced tech pro. Participants will earn their Google IT Support Professional Certificate - a valuable industry credential.

Tech Louisville is for any Louisville resident age 18 or older who wants to start a career in IT Support, regardless of previous tech experience

Apply HERE

UPS Seasonal Job Openings

UPS is hiring 2,600 workers in Louisville for holiday season (November-January) Full-time and part-time seasonal positions are available including package handlers, drivers, and driver-helpers Interested applicants can apply at:  https://www.upsjobs.com

Olmsted Parks Survey


Are you the kind of park visitor who enjoys taking the path less traveled? Olmsted Parks Conservancy is in the middle of a trail study to learn how we can better control soil erosion and improve our natural trails in Cherokee, Iroquois and Seneca – making the escape into nature better for both the park and the visitor. We want to know, how do you use the natural trails? Whether you run, hike, bike, or walk your dog on the trails in our Olmsted Parks, you can help us with our study by filling out this 15 minute survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/OlmstedParksTrails.

Help restore Seneca Park!

Olmsted Parks Conservancy hosts park restoration volunteer opportunities in Seneca Park on Tuesdays from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. Tasks may include invasive plant removal, mulching, painting or general park beautification. Gloves, tools and guidance provided. Dress for the weather and working outdoors. Limited space is available. Please register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/volunteer-event-seneca-park-tickets-56123409629 


See a street light out? Report it using this link


If you see a street light out in your neighborhood (or anywhere in Louisville), LG&E has provided a link you can use to report the issue. Click here to let them know! 

Metro Emergency Repair Program

For low-income families in Louisville, the City may provide home repairs in dire emergency situations. If you or someone you know has need for this assistance, please contact their office directly. Learn more from the program's website here


  • 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 residents only


  • 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 502-574-5850 or Jacqueline.Wilson-rudy@louisvilleky.gov

Vacancies on Louisville Metro Boards and Commissions

Get involved in Louisville Metro government and governance by joining one of the 80+ boards and commissions that oversee and advise public officials on how to best move our city forward. Here are just a few of the boards that are looking for additional members. Click here or on their name to learn more

Affordable Housing Trust Fund Board

Board of Zoning Adjustment

Brightside, Inc.

Code Enforcement Board

Commission for Persons with Disabilities

Commission on Public Art

Community Action Partnership Administering Board

County Law Library

Criminal Justice Commission Board

Deputy Sheriff Merit Board

Downtown Development Review Overlay Board

East Urban Core Neighborhood Advisory Group

Ethics Commission

Extension Board

Human Relations Commission Advocacy Board

KentuckianaWorks Greater Louisville Workforce Development Board

Landmarks Commission

Library Advisory Commission

Louisville Arena Authority, Inc.

Medical Center Commission of Jefferson County

NuLu Review Overlay District Committee (Advisory)

PARC (Parking Authority of River City, Inc.)

Parks Advisory Commission, Louisville and Jefferson County

Planning Commission

Revenue Commission

Science Center Board of Directors

Suburban Fire Protection District Board of Trustees: Buechel

TARC Board of Directors

Tree Advisory Committee

Urban Renewal Commission

Zoo Foundation Board

Learning at Your Local Library

The Louisville Free Public Library has much more to offer than just books you can check out. They offer free internet access, books on tape, CDs, DVDs, and many classes and events for kids, teens, and adults. Click the photo or name to see what programs are available:


Bon Air Public Library

2816 Del Rio Place 40220
(502) 574-1795


St. Matthews-Eline Library

3940 Grandview Ave. 40207
(502) 574-1771


Newburg Public Library

4800 Exeter Ave. 40218
(502) 479-6160