District 9 eNews - Wednesday, April 1, 2020


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Kyle Ethridge
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Covid -19

News about the novel coronavirus and COVID-19, the disease it causes, changes daily, and sometimes hourly.  Here are sites and a hotline with reliable information.

COVID-19 Kentucky Information

By far the best way to keep up with the latest news about the novel coronavirus in Kentucky is at the state website: kycovid19.ky.gov. Guidance is being added to the website as it becomes available. So many people are accessing the website that it occasionally crashes but, if that happens, keep trying.

There is also a hotline you can call: (800) 722-5725.

The COVID-19 hotline is a service operated by the healthcare professionals at the Kentucky Poison Control Center, who can provide advice and answer questions. Please be patient as those professionals are handling a high volume of calls and want to give everyone the time they deserve. For general information, please review the website prior to calling the hotline. 

COVID-19 Louisville Information

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Louisville Metro has a website with updated information about COVID-19, including information from Mayor Greg Fischer’s briefings about City services.  You can access it here.

Social Distancing


For at least the rest of April, staying at home as much as possible and social distancing when we are out for necessities is the best way to stop the spread of COVID-19 – and get things reopened as soon as possible. 

When you are out, stay six feet away from people.  Go to the grocery store as infrequently as possible and don’t treat your visits there as social occasions. Stay back in any line (the Clifton Kroger has signage telling you to stand back) and exercise some responsibility yourself.  If you see a crowded aisle, avoid it or wait for people to leave, for example. 

Social distancing

When you are out for a walk, run or bike ride, stay six feet away from other people and avoid areas with large crowds.  If you head for a walk at the Crescent Hill Reservoir, for example, and see it is crowded, walk somewhere else.

Walking, running and biking in our parks is still allowed but many other activities are prohibited.  Here’s a list of what you can – and cannot – currently do in Louisville parks.

Metro Parks

Yard Waste Requests and April 13 Resumption

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Good weather has led a lot of people to clean up their yards – and that means a lot of yard waste out there.  Regular, weekly curbside collection in the Urban Service District was to have resumed this week but it’s been delayed and is now set to resume the week of April 13.  For most everyone in District 9, that means the first regular collection will be Friday, April 17.

In the meantime, you can request a collection by contacting Metro 311.  A contact this week should result in a pickup on your regular day next week.  Contact Metro 311 these ways:

Due to an increased volume of phone calls, please contact Metro311 via the web if possible. 

Get or Give Help


Social distancing does not mean social isolation.  Please keep reaching out to people who are alone.

A special website has been developed about community and agency actions taken to assist our most vulnerable residents.  Among other things, it includes information about emergency feeding sites for children 18 years old or younger established by JCPS, including sites at Breckinridge-Franklin Elementary and St. Matthews Elementary, and locations to pick up frozen meals for seniors. The site is updated daily.  


More and more people are needing emergency assistance to help them through this period.  You can help by volunteering and contributing to the community ministries in our city.  They provide food and emergency assistance to people needing help and are doing it in new ways to maintain social distancing.  United Crescent Hill Ministries can be reached at (502) 893-0346 or https://www.uchmlouky.org/.  St. Matthews Area Ministries is at  (502)-893-0205 or http://stmam.com/.  Both sites have information about ways to volunteer, donate or seek help.


Support local businesses if you can.  Many restaurants are providing takeout or delivery options.  Call ahead or see their Facebook pages.

The Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) has developed an online resource and is sharing recommendations to help the community keep our local businesses in mind as we stay safe. Visit www.KeepLouisvilleWeird.com.

Stay Connected in D9

Kyle and I are working remotely but we are answering the phone and responding to many emails.

If you see a need or just have a question, let us know.  The best way to reach us is at this contact page.

We normally publish the eNews every other week but, at least for awhile, we'll update you more regularly.  Also remember to follow the D9 blog"Councilman Bill Hollander" Facebook page and the @BillHollander Twitter feed for more frequent updates.    

Census 2020

Census 2020

Today, April 1, is the official Census Day. Census reminders are arriving in the mail. Census data is used to determine how many representatives each state gets, and how much federal funding states and counties receive, in addition to other things. 

You can go online and complete the census. You can also call 1-844-330-2020 to complete the survey over the phone as soon as you receive the invitation. The best way to avoid a visit from a census taker is to fill out the 2020 Census questionnaire online, by phone, or by mail as soon as you receive your invitation to participate.  We urge you to do so now, to limit person-to-person contact as the coronavirus continues to spread. The census website is here.

Here’s the schedule, subject to change (like everything else these days).


Census Day

APRIL 8-16

Hardcopy Census mailed

APRIL 20-27

Final postcards mailed


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