District 14 Enews | January 23, 2020

District 14 Councilwoman

Cindi Fowler


Legislative Assistant

Cindy Thieneman


Administrative Clerk

Danielle Tackett


Office Locations:

City Hall

601 West Jefferson Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
(502) 574-1114


Southwest Government Center

7219 Dixie Highway
Louisville, Kentucky 40258
(502) 574-7988


*Click here to visit Councilwoman Fowler's website for even more information! 


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In This Edition...


Christmas Tree and Leaf Drop Off - NOW Through January 31st

Leaf Drop Off

Seasonal Christmas tree drop-off will also include leaves this year. Starting December 26, drop-off sites will be available for all Louisville/Jefferson County residents at four locations. The Hubbards Lane site will also instantly recycle Christmas trees in to mulch that will be offered back to citizens for home use. Those wishing to receive mulch must bring an appropriate container in which to carry it. All lights and ornaments should be removed from trees before they are set out or dropped off. Residents may also drop off loose leaves. Containers used to bring leaves to the drop-off sites must be disposed of off-site by residents.


Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Waste Reduction Center will close at 3 p.m. on Saturdays

December 26 - January 31, all locations will be closed on Wednesday, January 1. 

Public Works Yard

10500 Lower River Road (enter from Bethany Lane)

National Processing Center Hiring Events at Multiple Locations - January 28th


National Processing Center (NPC) is the U.S. Census Bureau's primary center for mail processing, survey processing, data capture, imaging/scanning and warehouse operations. A U.S. Census Bureau’s representative will be available to share information about the hundreds of entry-level office and warehouse clerks employment opportunities for the Jeffersonville location. NPC recently increased the starting hourly pay rate for entry level clerks to $14.54 per hour.

  • Jan.  28, South Central Neighborhood Place, 4255 Hazelwood Ave., 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.. Call 485-7130 for more information.

Tuesday Treats and Talking Points - February 4th

Treats and Talking

Learn how Wellspring’s latest programs assist Louisvillians with mental health recovery.

Dixie Garden Neighborhood Meet and Greet - February 5th

Dixie Garden Meet and Greet

Breast Cancer Screening @ Sun Valley Community Center - February 5th


Sun Valley Community Center's Valentine's Day Celebration with Elvis - February 7th


Jefferson Memorial Forest's Valentine's Day Romantic Retreat - February 13th and 14th

Valentines Hike

Cafe LOUIE @ Southwest Regional Library - February 22nd


Crisis Component of LIHEAP - NOW Through March 6th


The program that helps prevent low income residents of Jefferson County from being disconnected from utility services will begin on Monday, January 6th.

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is administered by the Louisville Metro Office of Resilience and Community Services. The LIHEAP Crisis Component will run from Jan. 6 - March 31, or until available funds have been expended, whichever comes first.

This year’s Crisis Program will allow residents receiving a current utility bill with a past due amount and residents receiving a disconnect notice to apply for assistance.

To apply, residents must schedule an appointment utilizing the automated appointment system. Beginning Dec. 30, 2019, appointments can be scheduled by phone by calling 502-991-8391 or online at louisvilleky.cascheduler.com. The toll-free service is currently open and is available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

Applicants must be a resident of Jefferson County with a household income at or below 130 percent of the federal poverty guidelines (e.g. for a household of four, the gross monthly income cannot exceed $2,790.00). 

Applicants must also meet one of the following eligibility requirements:

  • Received a disconnect notice from metered utility service provider, or
  • Received a current bill with a past due amount, or
  • Received an eviction notice if utilities are included in the rent, or
  • Be within four days of running out of bulk fuel; or
  • Be within ten days of running out of pre-paid electric service.

Applicants must provide the following documents.

  • Proof of all household income for the preceding month (Food Stamp award letter, Social Security Award letter, pay stubs, or proof of $0 income). Note: Zero Income forms are available at the LIHEAP offices or at 701 W. Ormsby Ave., Suite 201 or by clicking here.
  • Social Security card(s) or (official documentation with Social Security Numbers) or Permanent Residence card (Green Card) for each member of the household; and
  • Disconnect notice or a current bill with a past due amount for metered utilities; or
  • Eviction notice and copy of lease if heating expenses are included in the rent. or 
  • Statement from utility company that shows 10 days or less of service if participating in pre-paid electric service. 

Individuals who are unable to apply for this program in person may send an authorized representative on their behalf with a signed, written, note including the applicant’s name, address, phone number, Social Security Number, and the name of the designated representative.  The authorized representative must provide a picture ID to verify they are the person designated in the note. Residents who are homebound and who are unable to send a representative may call 502/780-7937.

LIHEAP applications will be completed at the time of the appointment at one of the six locations listed below. 

  • Northwest Neighborhood Place/Academy at Shawnee, 4018 W Market St., 40212
  • South Central Neighborhood Place, 4255 Hazelwood Ave., 40215
  • Neighborhood Place Ujima/Duvalle Education Center, 3610 Bohne Ave., 40211
  • Neighborhood Place/Bridges of Hope, 1411 Algonquin Pkwy., 40210
  • Newburg Community Center/East, 4810 Exeter Ave, 40218
  • Southwest Government Center/Dixie Highway location. 7219 Dixie Highway, 40258 

Metro Arts Community Center Events!

Metro Arts

The Metro Arts Community Center offers classes for children and adults in the fine and applied arts. If you're looking to acquire or refine a particular artistic skill – from guitar playing and cartooning to pottery and silversmithing – the Metro Arts Center has a fun, affordable class for you.

Registration is required for all classes and begin immediately from 9:00am to 6:00pm at one of our 5 payment sites; Beechmont, Joe Creason, Southwick, Sun Valley, and Mary T. Meagher. Cash and Checks (made payable to Louisville Parks and Recreation) only. 

For more information, please visit this link.

Upcoming Special Events:

Live Hand Casting

Valentine’s Day  (2 person Cast limit)
Saturday:  February 8th and February 15th 
Time: 1-5p
Fee:  $40
Class Maximum: 20
Instructors:  Brad Meredith and Rhonda Snyder

Participants will have guided instruction on creating a mold of clasped or single hands using casting material. Once the mold is made, students will fill the mold with plaster, let cure, then demold to take home a perfect replica of their hand/hands. This workshop is very popular.  CALL TO PRE-REGISTER!!

*Check back often as Special Events may be added during the season*

Upcoming Classes:

Intro-Intermediate Silver and Metal-Smithing

Advanced Oil Painting

Intro to Glass Mosaics


Intro-Intermediate Lost Wax Casting

Adult Pottery

Jewelry/Metal Enameling

Beginning Watercolor

Youth Pottery

For detailed class and registration information, please visit https://louisvilleky.gov/government/parks/metro-arts-center

Southwest Library Upcoming Events!


Wacky Waffle Family Storytime

  • Saturday, January 25; 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • Wear your pajamas to the library and join us for a morning storytime all about breakfast! Afterward, we will enjoy some waffles from a choose your own toppings bar. All ages

Drum Power Family Storytime with Joan Brannon

  • Saturday, February 01; 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Joan Brannon leads a hands-on experience of percussion, stories and songs from West Africa. All ages

Movie Monday: Toy Story 4

  • Monday, February 03; 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Join us as we watch Toy Story 4 and have a snack. Come make your own "Forky" friend out of utensils and craft supplies!


Jefferson Memorial Forest's Upcoming Programs

Memorial Forest

With 6,600 acres, Jefferson Memorial Forest offers many opportunities for individuals and families to enjoy and explore the outdoors. The forest features more than 35 miles of marked hiking trails, fishing and primitive camping.

To learn more, please visit this link.


Junior Naturalist Program 

  • Third Saturday of each month, January - April; 10:00 a.m. - noon
  • Beginning in January, Jefferson Memorial Forest will be launching a free Junior Naturalist Program for children ages 7-10. This 4-part series will take place on the 3rd Sat of the month from January through April. Each month’s program will have a different theme and will be filled with exciting adventures and hands-on activities. Participants will learn to explore, observe, and think like a naturalist! Those attending all 4 programs in the series will receive a special certificate and Junior Naturalist Toolkit packed with essential tools for outdoor exploration. FREE! Ages 7-10. A parent/legal guardian must accompany anyone under the age of 18. Call to preregister

New Traffic Signal Located at Greenbelt Hwy and Global Dr. Intersection - Turning On January 23rd

Traffic Light

To make the intersection at Greenbelt Hwy and Global Dr. safer for all who travel it, a new signal has been installed and will be activated Thursday, January 23rd after rush hour. Electronic signage has been installed at this location to alert motorists of this traffic pattern change, but please be cautious as you travel this intersection. The most dangerous times for motorists are directly after traffic pattern changes as drivers get used to new signals.  

Louisville Parks Foundation Community Survey - Closing January 26th

Parks Survey

For the next two weeks, the Louisville Parks Foundation is once again conducting their annual survey.  The information gathered from this survey is critical as they work to meet the needs of the community.  They try very hard to ensure it represents members from all over Jefferson County, so we urge you to participate and have your voice heard!

The survey will close on Sunday, January 26 at midnight, so please take a moment out of your day to complete it's short questionnaire. 


Link to Survey:


Unlimited Golf Passes on Sale NOW!

Golf Pass

Are you or anyone you know interested in golf? If so, I have the perfect deal for you!

The Louisville Metro golf passes are on sale NOW. For just $500 per year, you can have unlimited play at any of the fantastic Metro owned golf courses. This is one opportunity you don't want to pass up!

A seven-day unlimited play pass, good for unlimited play including weekends and holidays after noon, is $500. A five-day pass, Monday-Friday only, is $350.

You can download the application here or fill it out in person at the Joe Creason Park Golf Desk. Let's make 2020 the year for GOLF!

If you have any questions, please call my office at (502) 574-1114. 

Meals on Wheels Volunteer Opportunities

Meals on Wheels

The Miracle League of Louisville - Volunteer Opportunities

The Miracle League


The Miracle League of Louisville is a baseball league and complex located in Fern Creek Park but serves all Louisville Metro Districts and Kentuckiana for children and adults with physical, cognitive, and/or emotional disabilities.The league had a very successful summer and fall season in 2019 and are now seeking volunteers for the upcoming 2020 spring baseball season!


Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Buddy (each player in the league has their own Buddy who assists them on the field and in the dugout for each game)
  • Coach
  • Assistant coach
  • Umpire
  • Team mom
  • General game day help

The spring baseball season games will be played on Saturdays from April 11 through June 13 with the exception of Derby Day and Memorial Day. The volunteer commitment will require a minimum of one hour, or longer if interested each week.  Church groups, athletic teams, corporate groups, civic groups, and school clubs are just a few examples of individuals that can come together to serve our community.  Volunteering as an individual or a group for The Miracle League of Louisville will build camaraderie and a sense of community involvement!

If interested in volunteer opportunities, or you have any questions regarding our upcoming baseball season please visit the Miracle League of Louisville website, or contact us at (502) 445-9430 at your earliest convenience. 

2020 Census Job Opportunities

Census Jobs

Pet Licensing Fees Waived in January

Pet License

This month only, LMAS is waiving late fees for Jefferson County residents who purchase or renew a Pet License. The Louisville Metro Animal Ordinance requires pet owners to purchase a one-year license for their dogs, cats and ferrets. Pet licensing can be purchased or renewed in-person at the LMAS Shelter located at 3528 Newburg Road. Visit from 12-6pm, Monday-Saturday. To purchase a license online or find a participating Veterinarian office, visit www.louisvilleky.gov/animal-services.

Louisville Water Company's Winter Water Tips

Winter MSD

MSD Flooding Prevention

Flood Prevention

Louisville Metro's New 311 Reporting System

This information is designed to help you use Louisville Metro's new 311 Reporting System, the new 311 Mobile App for iPhone and Android, and the new Louisville Metro Business Portal (Accela Citizen Access (ACA) from our partner Accela. This page is being updated continuously with new information and allows you to view a growing collection of resources including, current application status, on boarding instructions, links, documentation and more. If you don't find what you need on this page, you can contact one of the following departments:
 -Metro 311: Just dial 311 or email 311
 -Construction Review: (502) 574-3321
 -Codes & Regulations: (502) 574-2508 (Rental Registry accounts)
 -Public Works (Right of Way): (502) 574-3121
 -Planning & Design: (502) 574-6230
 -Special Events intake: 572-3467


slow down

I get calls every week about speeding on our D14 streets - and with good reason. 

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that most people who are speeding through residential areas actually live in the neighborhood! You might be eager to come home after work, but that’s no excuse if a child is hit and injured. Quite literally, speed kills: If you hit a pedestrian at 20 mph, 5% will die. If you hit a pedestrian at 30 mph, 45% will die. At 40 mph, 85% will die. 

Driver behavior is crucial to safety in residential neighborhoods.  When you’re driving, go slow enough to see and respond to every new circumstance. Look under parked cars, and you may see children’s feet from the sidewalk, though you can’t see them otherwise. If it’s dark, take another 10 mph off your speed, just in case. In short, take every precaution necessary to avoid bringing tragedy to your own neighborhood.

Please use good judgment when you are driving and remember that, in most cases, traffic behind you will be forced to slow down if you do.

New Way to Report Illegal Dumpers


We all know that illegal dumping--putting waste on property that is not licensed as a disposal facility--is an eyesore that is expensive to clean up, diminishes quality of life, discourages economic development and even sends plastic debris into our waterways.

That's why people caught dumping along our city's alleys, sidewalks, fields and roadsides are subject to fines and impoundment of any vehicle used in the dumping. That's where citizens can help with the problem. If you witness illegal dumping while it's happening, report it.

We've developed a new online form you can use to tell us where it happened, describe the vehicle(s) involved, preferably with license plate number(s), and even upload pictures. Of course you can always call Metro Call 311 or 574-5000. For more information about illegal dumping, including a link to the reporting form, visit our illegal dumping webpage.

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Got Junk? Don't Forget FREE Resident Junk Drop Off (3 Items Per Day)


The Louisville Metro Waste Reduction Center at (636 Meriwether Avenue) provides a means for all Louisville/Jefferson County residents to properly dispose of tires and household bulk waste including metals, appliances, electronics, tree limbs and stumps up to three feet in diameter, unbagged yard waste, construction debris and furniture. 

*Up to three household junk items may be dropped off at no charge per day. If there are more than three items a fee will be charged according to the schedule below.


Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5 :00p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 


Have a community event or information you want to share? Reach out to all of District 14 through this eNewsletter!

Please email cindy.thieneman@louisvilleky.gov or call (502) 574-1114 and please provide as much information about your event as possible with a picture, flyer, or any other enticing visual. Be sure that the event is open to the public and we would be happy to advertise it in the District 14 weekly eNewsletter.

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