District 9 eNews - Thursday, July 8, 2021


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Coming to An End…

“All good things must come to an end”.  My Dad used that phrase a lot, most notably to irritate a relative near the end of vacations she planned, loved, and hated to see end. 

My service on Metro Council has definitely not been a vacation and there will be varying views on whether it has been good.  But it is coming to an end. I will not be a candidate for reelection in 2022.

I’m letting you know this morning because I think it’s important to give potential successors plenty of time to consider their options.  The filing deadline for the seat is less than six months away, January 7, 2022, although the General Assembly might change that.  The boundaries of District 9 are also likely to change some after redistricting that will occur later this year.

Between now and the first of January 2023, I will continue to do all I can to move Louisville and District 9 forward. We have some remarkable opportunities with American Rescue Plan funding, and I want to make sure we make the most of them. There are also many District 9 initiatives that I want to complete.

Serving you has been a real honor and I look forward to continuing to do it full time for eighteen more months.

Recycling Changes in Effect Week of July 12

Recycling changes

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

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 receiving a larger, blue-topped cart. If you see that carts have been delivered on your street, you are a recycler, 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. 

Recycling in the Urban Services District (USD) in D9 will occur during the weeks of July 12, July 26, August 9, August 23, September 6, September 20, etc.

Garbage and yard waste will still be collected on a weekly basis.


Yard Waste Collection Moves Back to Friday

yard waste

Yard waste collection remains on a weekly schedule. Effective the week of July 12, yard waste collection will move back to Fridays. Please place your yard waste out for collection by 6:00 a.m. on Friday, July 16 and on all future Fridays.

The best way to stay informed about future collection schedules is through the Recycle Coach App (Google Play or Apple) or on the Metro website, https://louisvilleky.gov/government/public-works/recycle-coach-disposal-calendar-alerts-and-more.

American Rescue Plan Public Input

American Rescue Plan

Louisville and other cities and counties across the country can make meaningful and long-lasting change with funds from the American Rescue Plan State and Local Fiscal Recovery funds.  Louisville Metro is receiving $388 Million from the federal law, which was shepherded through Congress this year by Rep. John Yarmuth.

We appropriated a relatively small portion of the funds last month, focusing on health-related needs, eviction prevention, utility assistance and additional “ambassadors” like the ones you see downtown.

The bulk of the funds remain to be distributed and we are seeking public input.  Learn more about the funds and comment on your priorities for funding at this page.

There will also be in-person opportunities to publicly voice your opinion on how the ARP monies should be spent. Please check the Louisville Metro Council Clerk's Website for a schedule of these meetings and to access a Council-sponsored comment form.

Federal Stimulus Funding Community Feedback


JCPS is seeking input from the community on how to invest one-time stimulus funds within the district. The funding, which comes from the federal stimulus passed in Congress due to COVID-19, is to assist districts with additional costs incurred due to the pandemic and to ensure the safe reopening of schools in the fall. Click here to take the survey.

Quality of Life Survey for 50+

Quality of Life Survey

Library Hours Expand


Hours have increased at Louisville Free Public Library branches and Sunday hours are returning at some locations. Here are the current hours at Crescent Hill and St. Matthews:

Crescent Hill, 2762 Frankfort Avenue

  • Monday – Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday - Closed

St. Matthews, 3940 Grandview Avenue

  • Monday – Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Sundays – Open 1-5 pm starting on July 11.

Eight locations have Sunday hours:

  • Main Library
  • Bon Air
  • Iroquois
  • Northeast
  • St. Matthews
  • Shawnee
  • South Central
  • Southwest

More information about the library, including the elimination of fines for overdue materials and the return of events like story hours, is here.

Your Voice is Needed for the Butchertown, Phoenix Hill, NuLu Neighborhood Plan

Butchertown, Nulu Neighborhood Plan

Over the past year and half, Louisville Metro Government’s Office of Advanced Planning & Sustainability has been working to create the Butchertown, Phoenix Hill, NuLu Area Plan. This community driven effort establishes a vision for the area’s future around these four components: Land Use and Community Form, Mobility, Beargrass Creek, and Equity and Affordability.

A draft plan has been created based on input from public meetings, door-to-door canvassing, stakeholder conversations and online engagements. Please watch a video overview, view the plan, and share your thoughts in a short survey. This is a great opportunity to help contribute to the future of your community!

WFPK Free Waterfront Wednesday Concert Series


91.9 WFPL has announced its free music concert series is returning to the Waterfront this summer. WFPK’s Waterfront Wednesdays feature two concerts a month from July – September. All shows are held on the Big Four Lawn with the lawn opening at 5:00 p.m. for food and drinks and music at 6:00 p.m.

Vaccination Rates Increase


COVID-19 vaccination rates continue to increase across the community and in District 9.  As of June 26, 68.39% of residents in the 40207 zip code had been partially vaccinated.  63.56% 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.    

The Associated Press reported last week that “nearly all COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. now are in people who weren’t vaccinated, a staggering demonstration of how effective the shots have been and an indication that deaths per day — now down to under 300 — could be practically zero if everyone eligible got the vaccine.” Anyone 12 and older can easily get vaccinated virtually any day.  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.

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.

To stay informed on vaccine efforts in Louisville, including pop-up clinics all over town,  click here.

Pop-Up Drop-Off Event – July 24

Pop Up Event

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 July event is scheduled for Saturday, July 24, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Metro Fleet Services, 3515 Newburg 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 – July 25

Whitehall Summer Concert

Celebrate the start of summer with Whitehall House & Garden’s exciting new live music series on Sunday, July 25 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. This month’s concert features "The Derby City Dandies”, 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.

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-VARIANCE-0001

ABC Notification – 1971 Brownsboro Road

ABC notifications

Below, please find an Alcoholic Beverage License Addition memo and Courier Journal Legal announcement for a Quota Retail Liquor by the Drink and Quota Retail Liquor by the Package license(s) being applied for, located at 1971 Brownsboro Road (DBA Trifecta, Burritos, Pizza and Salads).  The ad ran in The Courier Journal Wednesday, June 30, 2021.

Planning & Design Return to In-Person Meetings

Planning & Design - in person

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, July 8: Waterfront Botanical Gardens (WBG) will host Chair Yoga at 10:00 a.m. at 1435 Frankfort Avenue. Cost is $15 per person. Participants need to bring their own mat. For more information and to register, please visit https://waterfrontgardens.org/event/chair-yoga-freedom-through-movement/.

Thursday, July 8: Crescent Hill Farmers Market, every Thursday from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. through mid-October at the Crescent Hill United Methodist Church parking lot, corner of Peterson and Frankfort Avenues. Products include fresh farm produce, eggs, meats, honey, jams, pickles, flowers, CBD balms, soaps, candles, coffee, and more.

Friday, July 9: Carmichael's Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, will host a virtual and in-person event with Robert Gipe, interviewed by Ed "Nardie" White and Albert Shumake at 7:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. The in-person event will be at Carmichael's and there will also be a live webstream event. To register and for more information, please click here.

Tuesday, July 13: Louisville Metro TRIAD, focusing on crime and safety issues which affect older adults, has an in-person meeting at Our Mother of Sorrows Cafeteria, 770 Eastern Parkway. Lunch and in-person networks starts at 11:30 a.m. with meeting from Noon - 1:00 p.m. RSVP is required due to capacity limits. Contact Alli at Allison.woosley@louisvilleky.gov or 502.574.5092 by Thursday, July 8th to reserve your seat.

Thursday, July 15: Virtual Expungement Clinic at 10:00 a.m. In order to participate in this virtual event, you will need access to an internet-connected device. Please email virtualexpungement@goodwillky.org to receive the registration link. Event participants will be capped at 150. Out of state charges are not able to be expunged at this time.

Thursday, July 15: Carmichael's Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, will host a virtual and in-person event with Paul Griner to discuss The Book of Otto and Liam at 7:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. The in-person event will be at Carmichael's and there will also be a live webstream event. To register and for more information, please click here.

Friday, July 16Waterfront Botanical Gardens (WBG) will host Yoga in the Gardens at 8:00 a.m. Cost is $15 per person. Bring your own map. For more information, please visit https://waterfrontgardens.org/event/yoga-at-the-gardens-4/.

Saturday, July 17: Waterfront Botanical Gardens (WBG) will host Repotting Orchids from 10:00 a.m. - Noon. Cost is $35 per person. For more information and to register, please visit https://waterfrontgardens.org/event/repotting-orchids/.

Saturday, July 17: LFPL will host a virtual movie discussion group on The African Queen at 10:30 a.m. via Zoom. Please email Chris.Jennings@lfpl.org or call 502-574-1793 to register.

Tuesday, July 20: LFPL will host a virtual movie discussion group on A.I. at 2:00 p.m. St. Matthews Virtual Movie Discussion Group will discuss the Steven Spielberg film A.I. Artificial Intelligence. Please email Erik.Ainsworth@lfpl.org to register.

Tuesday, July 20: St. Matthews Night Owls Book Discussion group at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. Plan to discuss Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. Space is limited, please call 502-574-1771 or email Micah.Followay@lfpl.org to make a reservation.

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