District 9 eNews - Thursday, March 4, 2021


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Kyle Ethridge
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COVID-19 Vaccinations Open to Ages 60+

COVID Vaccine

As of Monday, March 1, people ages 60 and older are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination in Louisville.  

Vaccine appointments continue to be available for people in Phase 1B - non-medical first responders, K-12 educators and childcare workers.

Below are links to websites for waitlists, information and appointments. Due to available supply, appointments are limited. It may take several weeks to get an appointment. After hearing from many people since March 1, my advice is to keep trying.  I wish we had a better, more centralized system but people are getting appointments by continuing to check these websites.    

Norton is creating a waitlist and some individuals on it are being contacted to receive vaccinations at the LouVAX site at Broadbent Arena (shown below).  

Norton Healthcare (call 502-861-4499 for assistance)
U of L Health
Baptist Health

To stay informed on vaccine efforts in Louisville, please sign up now for weekly Covid-19 updates.

To see Louisville’s COVID-19 data dashboard, including total number of cases, deaths, testing locations and more, click here

The latest news about COVID-19 in Kentucky is here.

Until vaccinations are generally available to the entire population – which is months away – the virus, and new, more infectious variants, will continue to spread and there will be more illness, hospitalizations, and deaths. Please continue doing your part and maintain a six-foot space between you and others, wear your mask when out in public, avoid large groups and stay home as much as possible.    

COVID - Broadbent

Slow Down Out There!

LMPD speed trailer

Earlier this week, I spent some time watching speeds on Brownsboro Road, where LMPD has set up a monitor purchased with D9 funds. It didn’t take long to see way too many vehicles over the 35 mph limit. 

Higher driving speeds lead to higher collision speeds and thus to more severe injury. Higher driving speeds also provide less time to process information and to act on it, and the braking distance is longer. Therefore the possibility of avoiding a collision is smaller.

With more people out as the weather improves, please slow down! 

Help Report Potholes


Now’s the time to begin ridding Louisville Metro streets of the potholes formed this winter. Here's how you can report a pothole:

  • On Twitter use the hashtag #502pothole. Just include the address or intersection where the pothole is located along with the hashtag in a tweet
  • Report a pothole online, click here, select “pothole” and continue with the required information
  • Contact Metro311 in one of these ways:
    • Call them at 311 or 574-5000
    • Download the “Louisville Metro 311” app on your smartphone and use it to report a pothole
    • Email them at metro.311@louisvilleky.gov

Yard Waste Collection by Request Only

yard waste

Every winter, yard waste collection in the Urban Services District is done BY REQUEST ONLY. The service is still available, but since the amount of yard waste generated is far less in the winter, it is more efficient to only collect when needed. 

How to Make a Request 

  1. Call Metro311 at 311 or 574-5000 or email metro.311@louisvilleky.gov
  2. Be prepared with the following information or include in your email: ​First and last name, address, phone number, set out location (front, rear, side, alley, etc.), and approximate number of containers, bags, or bundles.
  3. Your appointment will be scheduled on your regular collection day THE FOLLOWING WEEK. (Example: If your regular yard waste collection day is Friday, and your request is made on Monday, March 8, your yard waste will not be collected until Friday, March 19.) 
  4. Set out yard waste no earlier than 4 p.m. the day before your appointment and no later than 6 a.m. the day of your appointment. Be sure to follow the collection guidelines.

Regular weekly yard waste collection without requests will resume the week of April 5.

Parks and Recreation COVID-19 Guidance

Metro Parks

Louisville Parks and Recreation is working in conjunction with local and state public health offices to safely reopen park amenities and facilities in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This timeline is subject to change depending on guidance from the parties listed above and the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Protocols for safe usage are provided below.  For the most up-to-date announcements, please visit, https://louisvilleky.gov/government/parks/parks-and-recreation-covid-19-guidance.

Currently Reopened Amenities

  • Golf courses
  • Fishing ponds
  • Playing fields (no pickup games, exercise only, groups of 10 or less if six-foot social distancing is followed)
  • Hiking and biking trails
  • Restrooms
  • Tennis/pickleball courts
  • Disk golf
  • Dog parks
  • Playgrounds
  • Basketball courts

Closed Amenities

  • Community centers
  • Adult sports leagues
  • Large park facility rentals
  • Splashpads/spraygrounds
  • Park loop roads
  • Louisville Extreme Park/Breslin Skate Spot

Lifeguards Needed for Summer 2021


Louisville Parks and Recreation is seeking lifeguards for the 2021 swim season! The next training session begins March 6th at the Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center. It's the perfect summer job for a college student home for the summer or a high school student looking for some work experience. And for those who work at one of our outdoor pools, training sessions are FREE! For more information, please click here.

Seeking a Homeless Project Manager

In early January, Metro Council funded additional services for our neighbors without housing.  We’re not doing enough – and I’ll keep pushing for more housing - but the new funding is a step in the right direction. 

As part of that new funding, Louisville Metro’s Office of Resilience and Community Services (RSC) is seeking a creative, dynamic and compassionate individual to lead a new Homeless Services Division.  Click here to apply online by March 9th, 11:59 p.m.

Essential functions include:

  • Oversee and lead team members in new Homeless Services Division who work on the various homeless initiatives and grants
  • Complete assessment with a national partner to consult on best practices and techniques for addressing homelessness
  • Develop, outline, and update full scale project plans, tasks, and resource requirements centered around homelessness and other projects assigned by the department
  • Strong project management skills
Homeless Project Manager

Nominate a Good Citizen

League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters of Louisville (LWVL) invites individual volunteers and organizations to submit nominees for its 2021 The Presidents’ Citizen Award to be presented at the League’s annual meeting in June to a volunteer individual or organization for an exceptional contribution in terms of community service, significant impact, and/or demonstrated leadership within the Greater Louisville Geographic Area. For more information and the nomination packet, please click here.

The deadline to submit an application is April 1.  If you have questions, please contact the LWVL office by calling 502-895-5218 or email lwvlouisville@gmail.com.

Pop-Up Drop-Off Event – March 27

Pop-Up Drop-Off Events

Pop-Up Drop-Offs are free recycling and large item disposal events for residents of Jefferson County. Through a partnership between the Department of Public Works, the Waste Management District, and Metro Council, these events are held monthly, March through November, at various locations.

The first event of 2021 is on Saturday, March 27, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Sun Valley Ball Field Complex, 10401 Lower River Road, located in the southwestern part of Jefferson County. 

Residents can have documents shredded, recycle electronics, tires, and scrap metal, dispose of prescription medication and bulky items, and compost yard debris. Items must be separated into those various categories for easy off-loading at each area. Limitations and guidelines are found at Louisvilleky.gov/PopUps

The goal is to give all Jefferson County residents opportunities to dispose of unwanted items properly and to keep as much material out of the landfill as possible. 

Future events will be announced and are posted on the Recycle Coach app calendar.

You can also recycle up to three electronic devices, up to four tires, and dispose of up to three large household items for free year-round at the Waste Reduction Center at 636 Meriwether Avenue. 

Watch this video to learn more about the Pop-Up Drop-Off events! 

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.

Saturday, March 13: Crescent Hill Library will host a virtual book discussion on Circling the Sun by Paula McLain at 10:30 a.m. via Zoom. Space is limited, so please call 502-574-1793 to make a reservation. Physical copies of this book are available at the Crescent Hill Library for curbside pickup - please call 502-574-1793 to schedule an appointment. And there are a limited number of digital copies of this book available for download from the library's website.

Tuesday, March 16: Clifton Community Council virtual public meeting at 6:00 p.m. Louisville Visual Art will present information about the proposed multimodal visual arts project. If you are interested in joining the meeting, please contact Mike O’Leary at michael.oleary@twc.com.

Tuesday, March 16: Carmichael's Bookstore will host a virtual lecture on 1774: The Long Year of Revolution by Mary Beth Norton at 6:00 p.m. For more information and to register, please click here.

Saturday, March 20: Waterfront Botanical Gardens (WBG) will host a virtual Zoom workshop on basic floral arrangements on a budget at 10:00 a.m. Cost is $15 or $11 for WBG members. For more information, please click here.

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