District 9 eNews - Thursday, June 10, 2021


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We Can Do This!

We Can Do This

The month of June – from June 4 to July 4 – is a national Month of Action to mobilize an all-of-America sprint to get more Americans vaccinated, so that more people can get the protection they need to be safe from the pandemic and get back to the things we love.  The goal is to have 70% of all Americans at least partially vaccinated by July 4.  We’ve got work to do, both in the country and here in Louisville. 

Louisville’s Department of Health and Wellness reports that 52.15% of Jefferson County residents have received at least one vaccine dose. The percentages are higher in District 9, where more people are protected from this deadly virus and are on the path back to normal.  Virtually all hospitalizations and deaths are now occurring in unvaccinated people.

As of June 5, 66.75% of residents in the 40207 zip code had been partially vaccinated.  61.71% of people living in 40206 had received at least one shot.  Both rates are among the highest in Jefferson County, where vaccination rates in the western and southern sections of the county remain relatively low, in some cases less than half of those in eastern zip codes.  Maps with vaccination rates by zip code are here.  Higher rates are in darker green colors.    


vaccine map

We have more work to do and here are some things to keep in mind.  The vaccine is widely available and is free to everyone. Vaccines are available at no cost to everyone age 12 and older living in the United States, regardless of immigration or insurance status.

If you have questions, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider. Estimates show that 90% of doctors have gotten a shot themselves.

More than 170 million Americans have received a vaccine. If you live in District 9, most of your neighbors are in that group.  

The best way to access vaccines is at the website https://www.vaccines.gov/. Enter your zip code and vaccine sites near you will appear. You’ll find links to click and numbers to call.

The information below may also be helpful in finding a convenient location and scheduling an appointment.

Baptist Health
CVS Pharmacy


Norton Healthcare
St. Matthews Pharmacy
U of L Health

For residents who don’t have access to technology or have difficulty using an online process, the staff at Louisville Metro’s COVID-19 Helpline, (502) 912-8598, can assist with scheduling an appointment.

Need a ride to get a COVID-19 Vaccine? Please call (888) 848-0989 to schedule a free ride to your appointment.  Rides must be scheduled at least 72 hours in advance of your appointment.

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.

Recycling Changes Coming

blue recycling cart

Recycling collection in the Urban Services District (USD) begins a bi-weekly schedule the week of July 12.

Households within the USD that currently recycle using an 18-gallon bin or their own container will receive a free 95-gallon recycling cart, after Louisville applied for and received grant support for advancing recycling in the community. A waste container audit was performed throughout the USD over a three-week period. Any household that participated in recycling during the audit but did not have a recycling cart will receive one. Cart delivery begins June 1. (The new carts have blue lids, as a first step to move Louisville to the blue color associated with recycling in most of the country.)

recycling delivery

Five important things to know about the cart delivery process:

  1. The carts are being delivered by a contracted company. The employees do not work for Metro and they are not able to answer your questions. Please refer to the website or call Metro311 if you have questions. 
  2. Any household that participated in recycling during the waste container audit and did NOT already have a 65 or 95-gallon recycling cart should be on the delivery list. If you see that carts have been delivered on your street, you are a recycler, and you do not already have a 65 or 95-gallon recycling cart, and you did not receive one, please fill out the online form to let Public Works know. 
  3. A packet of information will be attached to every cart. Please read the Frequently Asked Questions sheet and keep the info card as a reminder of what is accepted in recycling and the every other week recycling collection schedule that begins July 12. Residents who already have a recycling cart will receive the same info card in the mail the week of June 28. 
  4. The delivery team will not be picking up 18-gallon recycling bins. Residents are encouraged to drop them off at the Waste Reduction Center on Meriwether Avenue or one of the 3 staffed recycling drop-off locations to be reused or recycled. Residents may also keep their bin. 
  5. The cart delivery process will take several weeks. Be on the lookout for the delivery team in your area!

Learn more at Louisvilleky.gov/RecycleMore.

Watch MetroTV's video about the new carts by clicking here

what can you recycle
recycling calendar

Yard Waste Collection Moves to Saturday

yard waste

Yard waste collection remains on a weekly schedule. Effective immediately, except on June 18 and 19 (see below), yard waste collection for everyone who normally gets Friday service will occur on Saturdays. This is a temporary change due to constraints on current staff. We’ll let you know in the eNews or on social media if and when that changes.

Recycling/Yard Waste Collection for June 18

metro seal

In commemoration of the freeing of the last enslaved people in the U.S., Louisville Metro has a new holiday, Juneteenth Freedom Day on June 19. There will be no collection of recycling/yard waste within the Louisville Metro Urban Service District on Saturday, June 19. Please place your recycling and yard waste out for collection on Friday, June 18. As a reminder, carts must be set out by 6:00 a.m.

To receive automatic reminders of changes due to holidays, download the Recycle Coach app at the App Store on Google Play

Junk Pick-up in District 9 – Week of June 14

junk collection

It’s time to clean house and get ready for another large item collection if you live in the 9th District Louisville Metro Urban Services District (USD). You may begin setting out your junk on Friday, June 11, in the afternoon. All junk must be set out by Monday, June 14 at 6:00 a.m. Some items (hazardous materials, construction debris, etc.) are not collected and these guidelines are being strictly followed. For collection guidelines, please click here.

To sign up for large item set out reminders by email and text, or to find out if you are in the collection area,  click here and enter your address. After selecting your address from the list of suggested addresses, you can view collection dates by month, or sign up for reminders.

Summer Meals for Children


Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) will continue offering free, nutritious meals throughout the summer to anyone 18 years old and younger.  In addition, the district will offer food at every summer learning and enrichment site this year to support students in those programs.

Families can pick up ‘bulk meals’ – multiple breakfasts, lunches and snacks to last for several days – at more than 40 school curbside locations, including St. Matthews Elementary at 601 Browns Lane, from 10 a.m. to 1 pm. on Thursdays throughout the summer. They can also get bulk meals at more than 20 mobile sites on Tuesdays and Thursdays and grab a lunch daily at 11 parks and pools throughout the city, including the Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center at 201 Reservoir Avenue.

In announcing the offerings, JCPS Superintendent Dr. Marty Pollio noted that, “In some cases, the meals our Nutrition Services staff provide are the only full meals the children receive each week.”

For a complete list of sites and schedules, click here. Children do not need to be JCPS students to receive the meals.

Utility Assistance Available

LG&E Assistance

Limited funds remain in Louisville Metro’s Covid relief emergency assistance program for LG&E customers.  As a result, the Association of Community Ministries (ACM) is temporarily reopening their online application portal and will process applications as long as funds allow.

Jefferson County households could be eligible for as much as $1,000 in aid if they have: 1) a past due amount on their LG&E bill as the result of an economic hardship related to Covid-19 and 2) those past due arrearages occurred between March 16, 2020 and March 31, 2021

In order to make completing the online application and signature capture process easier, ACM has created a short video demonstration.  We recommend viewing this before applying.

Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival – June 17

Wild & Scenic

Considered one of the nation’s premier environmental and adventure film festivals, this year’s Wild & Scenic films combine stellar filmmaking, beautiful cinematography, and first-rate storytelling to inform, inspire, and ignite solutions and possibilities to restore the earth and human communities while creating a positive future for the next generation.

This year’s event will be in a hybrid format: you can join Kentucky Waterways Alliance for a family-friendly, socially-distanced event at the Sauerbeck Family Drive-In located in La Grange, Kentucky, or you can watch the festival online from the comfort of your own home.


Tickets for the 2021 Wild & Scenic Film Festival are ON SALE NOW. Click on the button below to purchase. KWA Members receive discounted tickets, and kids ages 15 and under are FREE!

Hosted by Kentucky Waterways Alliance, this film festival is a fundraising event, helping to sustain integral programs such as water policy, environmental education and community engagement.

Event questions? Email KWA at info@kwalliance.org

Ballet Bound Audition Tour

Ballet Bound

Ballet Bound is a program that provides young dancers from all across Greater Louisville the opportunity to study classical ballet FREE of charge in Louisville Ballet's Downtown Studios.

Designed to build diversity in the world of ballet, Ballet Bound serves as a pathway for dancers to The Louisville Ballet School, Louisville Ballet Studio Company, and eventually a career with Louisville Ballet.

This summer, in partnership with Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Louisville Metro Council Members and the Citizens of Louisville’s Districts 1, 4, 5, 9,15 and 21, Louisville Ballet will host six outdoor audition workshops to identify 20 dancers for the 2021-22 Ballet Bound Class.

Auditions are open to all children ages 7-9.

Audition Dates and Locations

  • Chickasaw Park: Sunday, June 13 from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
  • Seneca Park: Saturday, June 19 from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m., near basketball court
  • Shelby Park: Saturday, July 10 from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Iroquois Park: Sunday, July 18 from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m., near playground
  • Russell Lee Park: Saturday, July 24 from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Space is limited, so reserve your spot today online at http://LouBalletCE.eventbrite.com.

Pop-Up Drop-Off Event – June 26

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 June event is scheduled for Saturday, June 26, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Sun Valley Ball Field, 10401 Lower River Road.

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! 


Whitehall Summer Sunday Concert Series – June 27

The Decades

Celebrate the start of summer with Whitehall House & Garden’s exciting new live music series on Sunday, June 27 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. This month’s concert features "The Decades”, performing on the Whitehall terrace, 3110 Lexington Road. Seating will be available under the tent, and guests are welcome to bring blankets and lawn chairs. A cash bar will be available, and guests may bring their own food. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children (5-12) and free for kids under 5. Click here to purchase tickets.

Upcoming Sunday concert is on July 25, featuring the “Derby City Dandies”.

St. MAM Fundraising Night at Texas Roadhouse – TONIGHT


Please consider dining out tonight, Thursday, June 10, at Texas Roadhouse in St. Matthews, 5005 Shelbyville Road. The event runs from 4:00 – 10:00 p.m. and Texas Roadhouse will donate 10% of total food purchases to the St. Matthews Area Ministries (St. MAM). To participate you must show a digital or printed copy of this flyer (click to download) for your dine-in or carry-out order.

Volunteer Opportunities

St. MAM is always seeking volunteers for fundraising/special events, home delivery drivers – substitutes, and food pantry substitutes (Monday, Tuesday and Thursday for various times). If you can help, please email Suzanne DeGregorio our Volunteer Coordinator, suzannedegregorio@stmam.com.

UCHM School Supply Giveaway & Volunteer Opportunities

School Supply

United Crescent Hill Ministries (UCHM) is now preparing for the 2021 School Supply Giveaway. This year, UCHM is asking for monetary and new backpack donations in lieu of school supply donations from member churches. It’s the most efficient and safest way to provide donations to families this year.

On average, it costs $20 per child to purchase all the necessary school supplies that are required by Jefferson County Public Schools. UCHM is asking community members to sponsor a child/children with a $20 donation per child and a donation of a new backpack. All financial or backpack donations are appreciated. The Emergency Assistance Committee Members will purchase the needed school supplies based on these donations received and distribute them to families.

To make a donation to the school supply drive, please send checks to 150 South State Street, Louisville, KY 40206 with the memo line “school supplies”. Individuals can drop off backpack donations to 150 South State Street. The deadline for donations is Thursday, July 15th. 

Volunteers Needed

UCHM is looking for dedicated, passionate volunteers for desk shifts, food pantry, and summer camp! Volunteer opportunities are very flexible and a great way to interact with your community. If you are interested in getting involved for the first time, or want to come back after some time away, contact Emily Purdy at epurdy@uchmlouky.org for more information. 

Transit Authority of River City (TARC) is Hiring


The Transit Authority of River City (TARC) is hiring Coach Operators. Pay begins at greater than $17/hour and you can earn up to $25/hour. Includes paid training and great benefits including health, dental, and vision coverage, retirement plan participation, and paid time off. Candidates must be 21 years old, enjoy working with the public, and have a passion to serve the community

How to apply:

  • Apply in person during a hiring event Friday, June 11, from 11am-3pm, at TARC Union Station, 1000 W. Broadway
  • Apply online at rideTARC.org

SummerWorks – Job Opportunities


SummerWorks is for Louisville youth ages 16-21. There are many great opportunities for summer jobs including with Cities United (building relationships in the Russell neighborhood), MSD (IT support assistant), New Day Ministries (working with children), Technology Entrepreneurship to Create Change (skills in digital marketing), Bernheim Forest (forest apprentice), Jefferson Memorial Forest (youth naturalist), Metro Parks (park aid), Olmsted Parks Conservancy (Community Engagement Team) and much more. Visit https://www.kentuckianaearns.com/register/summerworks to register.

Louisville Youth Network

Louisville Youth Network

Do you need help getting connected? The Louisville Youth Network connects people ages 16-24 with the resources they want, including assistance with looking for a job, returning to school or getting ready for college, facing a challenge, managing your money or making future plans. To get started, complete the “Connect with Resources” form at https://louisvilleyouthnetwork.org/ or call 502-230-2028.

ABC Notification for 801 Edith Road

ABC Notification

Below, please find an Alcoholic Beverage License memo and Courier Journal Legal announcement for a Quota Retail Liquor by the Drink and NQ4 Retail Malt Beverage by the Drink license(s) being applied for, located at 801 Edith Road, 40206 (Louisville FC Training Facility).  The ad ran in The Courier Journal Saturday, May 29, 2021.

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. 21-ZONE-0014

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, June 10: Dine to Donation at Texas Roadhouse to benefit the St. Matthews Area Ministries (St. MAM). The event will run from 4:00 - 10:00 PM at Texas Roadhouse, 5005 Shelbyville Road. This is a dine-in or carry-out event, but supporters must show a digital or printed version of the fundraising flyer. Click here to view and save.

Thursday, June 10: Waterfront Botanical Gardens (WBG) will host music in the gardens with Kiana & the Sun Kings at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. at 1435 Frankfort Avenue. Refreshments will be provided by LUPO Pizza. In order to keep attendees safe and healthy, face masks and social distancing are required during this performance. Event is rain or shine. Cost is $35 and $30 for4 WBG members. For more information and to reserve your spot, click here.

Thursday, June 10: Metropolitan Housing Coalition Virtual Annual Meeting at 6:00 p.m. Keynote speaker is Dr. Matthew Desmond. Tickets are $40/per person. Click here to purchase tickets. 

Friday, June 11: Legal Aid Society's Annual Brush, Bottle and Barrel virtual event at 6:30 p.m. Guests will prepare a three-course meal with Chef Chad Welch of Atria Hospitality, who will be in your kitchen virtually, taking questions and guiding the process as you enjoy three Brown-Forman bourbon samples paired with each course.  In addition to the three-course meal and bourbon pairing experience, Legal Aid Society will celebrate The Honorable Denise Clayton, the 2021 Brown-Forman Spirit of Justice Award recipient. Click here for more information or to purchase your AT HOME Kit.

Friday, June 11 - Sunday, June 13: Junk collection set-out weekend for the 9th District Urban Services District (USD).  You may begin setting out your junk Friday afternoon and must have it all out by Monday at 6:00 AM. For collection guidelines please visit http://louisvilleky.gov/government/public-works/services/junk-and-bulk-trash-disposal. Sign up for junk set out reminders by email and text, click here!

Saturday, June 12: LFPL will host a Zoom Book Discussion Group on The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff at 10:30 a.m. Register by calling the Crescent Hill Branch at 574-1793.

Saturday, June 12: REAL Good News Local Action for Climate Care, a virtual conversation from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Join the members of REAL (Renewable Energy Alliance of Louisville) to learn more about what Louisville is doing for the sake of our climate. Keynote speakers include: Sam Avery (REAL), Sarah Lynn Cunningham (Louisville Climate Action Network), Councilman Bill Hollander (Louisville Metro Council), Zachary Tyler (Louisville Energy Manager) and Allison Smith (Office of Advanced Planning & Sustainability). Register for this free virtual Zoom event online here.

Monday, June 14Carmichael's Bookstore will host a virtual discussion with Chris Offutt on new book, The Killings Hills at 7:00 p.m. For more information and to register, please visit https://www.carmichaelsbookstore.com/event/chris-offutt-conversation-alex-segura.

Tuesday, June 15: Legal Aid Society and Goodwill Industries of Kentucky will be hosting a virtual expungement clinic next month (held via Zoom) at 10:00 a.m.  In order to participate in this virtual event, individuals will need access to an internet-connected device.  This will be an informational clinic.  Individuals who attend and are eligible for assistance will then follow-up with a Legal Aid attorney and receive telephonic advice and brief service about their criminal record.  Email virtualexpungement@goodwillky.org to receive the registration link.

Tuesday, June 15: LFPL to host a Movie Discussion on Dial M for Murder at 2:00 p.m. Registration is required, please email erik.ainsworth@lfpl.org.

Tuesday, June 15LFPL will host a mystery book discussion on A Dying Fall by Elly Griffiths at 2:00 p.m. Register by emailing Carissa.Miller@lfpl.org.

Tuesday, June 15LFPL will host a St. Matthews Night Owls discussion on Southernmost by Silas House at 6:30 p.m. Register by calling 574-1771 or emailing micah.followay@lfpl.org.

Tuesday, June 15: Carmichael's Bookstore will host an online virtual event, In the Heights virtual book launch at 8:00 p.m. For more information, please click here.

Thursday, June 17: Opening day for Crescent Hill Farmers' Market at the corner of Frankfort and S. Peterson. Hours are 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. every Thursday through October 14. Questions, please contact Francis Tucker at (502) 333-5839.

Thursday, June 17: Just Creations will host a Fair Trade Explorer Program at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. Topic for discussion is Fair Trade and COVID: Exploring the Impact of COVID-19 on Artisan Communities in Ghana and India, with special guest speakers. Register online here

Friday, June 18Metro Holiday - Celebration of Juneteenth, the commemoration of the freeing of the last enslaved people in the US. Metro collection services (recycling/yard waste for D9) will be collected on Friday, instead of Saturday, June 19.

Friday, June 18: Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center, 201 Reservoir Avenue, will host a free movie on the lawn night. Plan to watch “The Croods: A New Age". Doors open at 8:00 p.m. and the movie starts at 9:00 p.m. Space is limited to 30 families. Everyone must RSVP at 502-897-9949.

Saturday, June 19: LFPL to host a Saturday Movie Discussion on Paper Moon at 10:30 a.m. Registration is required, please call 574-1793.

Sunday, June 20: Happy Father's Day!

Wednesday, June 23: Waterfront Botanical Gardens (WBG) will host a Blooms 'N Brushes event from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at 1435 Frankfort Avenue. Louisville-based artist, Dean Christensen, will guide you through the steps of painting some flowers in bloom – or go free form and paint flowers from life! All levels of artistic ability are invited, and creativity will be encouraged. Wine and non-alcoholic beverages will be available. This event is ages 18+ and the cost is $50 per person. For more information, please visit https://waterfrontgardens.org/event/blooms-n-brushes/.

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