District 14 eNews | July 23, 2021

District 14 Councilwoman

Cindi Fowler


Legislative Assistant

Cindy Thieneman


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...


The District 14 office will continue to monitor and answer concerns and emails received, although the 601 W. Jefferson St. office and the Southwest Government Center offices are not open to the public.

You can contact us by calling 502-574-1114 and leaving a voicemail or email Cindi.Fowler@LouisvilleKy.gov

Free Back to School Supplies


Dino Quest at The Zoo - June 26th - September 19th.

We Want Your Input on American Rescue Plan Funds!


The Louisville Zoo is inviting guests to travel back 65 to 200 million years in time to visit their newest prehistoric animal ambassadors – 19 life-sized robotic dinosaurs in “Dino Quest” presented by Great Clips. From Saturday, June 26, until Sunday, Sept. 19, Zoo guests can experience the world’s largest, most lifelike robotic dinosaur exhibit, free with admission to the Zoo.

Guests will encounter 19 roaring, breathing giants from the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods of history. They will have the opportunity to view the world’s tallest life-sized, robotic dinosaurs, ranging from 5-foot-long baby triceratops to a 40-foot-long Tyrannosaurus rex.

A Louisville Zoo membership or general admission ticket will allow guests to encounter the prehistoric period prior to extinction in “Dino Quest,” presented by Great Clips. Purchase tickets today at louisvillezoo.org/tickets. For information about “Dino Quest” visit LouisvilleZoo.org/dino

Please Join the Police Tuesday, August 3rd - "America's Night Out Against Crime"

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Tai Chi Forever - Thank our Hero's


KY Driver's License Changes


Online renewal launched

On June 14, KYTC launched their new online platform for drivers to renew current standard licenses and REAL IDs via the web (as long as the driver’s name or address hasn't changed). Visit https://dlrenewal.ky.gov/

KYTC Regional Offices

Drivers now can visit ANY KYTC Driver Licensing Regional Office, regardless of where they live. For a list of all KYTC Regional Offices across the Commonwealth, visit https://drive.ky.gov/Driver-Licensing/Pages/Regional-Offices.aspx.

Mail-in renewal option to end

The state’s mail-in renewal option, which began in response to COVID-19, will sunset on June 30. For details, visit https://www.drivejefferson.com/mail-in-renewal/

For more information, visit Drive.Ky.gov or DriveJefferson.com.

For information regarding the Office of the Circuit Court Clerk, visit JeffersonKyCourtClerk.com

Summer Reading Program


It's hard to believe, but we are already more than halfway through this year's Summer Reading Program. If you haven't completed Summer Reading yet, don't worry. There's still plenty of time to read and win this summer! Everyone who completes Summer Reading will receive a Camp LFPL fanny pack; passes to area attractions including a Racing Louisville soccer game, the Kentucky Science Center, Squire Boone Caverns, Frazier History Museum, Historic Locust Grove, and Hwang's Martial Arts; and coupons for sweet treats from Ehrler’s Ice Cream, participating McDonald’s, and Fazoli’s. 

As an added incentive this year, all youth who complete Summer Reading by August 7 will be automatically entered for a chance to win one of these Grand Prizes:

  • Kids: $100 gift card to Cabela's (one winner per branch)
  • Teens: Apple AirPods (one winner per branch)
  • Kids & Teens: a $600 Kentucky State Park Gift Card good for a family adventure at any of our  fabulous state parks!

Learn more at www.LFPL.org/SummerReading or call (502) 574-1620

2021 Cultural Pass


The 2021 Cultural Pass offers families in Greater Louisville with children ages 0-21 access to participate in arts and cultural activities provided by 51 venues, free of charge, from June 1 through August 8, 2021.

The Cultural Pass is designed to inspire, explore, and discover new experiences. After going virtual last year, this year Cultural Pass will offer both virtual and in-person experiences so that every family can participate in a way that works for them!

Created from Vision Louisville, the Cultural Pass is an innovative initiative to promote art and culture and improve summer learning in our community

How to Register (FREE)

Visit the Louisville Free Public Library’s website, https://www.lfpl.org/summerreading/,and follow link to sign up for the 2021 Cultural Pass and the Summer Reading Program.

For more information, visit https://fundforthearts.org/culturalpass/.

LMPD Tips/Information & Neighborhood Block Watches Help Keep Our Neighborhoods Safe!


With an increase of illegal activity from vandalism, vehicle thefts and items stolen from vehicles to gun shots reported. LMPD has several tips that may seem simple but very effective!

Immediately report any suspicious person, activity (gunshots), or vehicles to (502) 574-7111 or (502) 574-TIPS. This is not just for vehicle vandalism but drug activity, home/garage vandalism, gun shots - ANY suspicious activity! Make a police report! IT DOES HELP IN GETTING ADDITIONAL POLICE OFFICERS IN OUR DISTRICT! 

Neighborhood Block Watch is a crime prevention program with neighbors watching out for each other. If your neighborhood has them, use them! If not then request more information and start a Neighborhood Watch today! Contact Community Relations Programs at (502) 574-7427 or email LMPD Neighborhood Watch.

Start a Block Watch! Never leave anything of value in your vehicle; this includes laptops, purses, GPS devices and even loose change. 4. Always lock your vehicle doors. 5. Remove garage door openers from vehicles usually parked outside. 6. Do not leave your keys in your vehicle. Do not warm up your vehicles without you in them! 7. Do not leave the windows of you vehicle open, or partially open. 8. Try to park your vehicle in a well-lit area. 9. Consider additional lighting around your property. 10. Never leave a firearm unprotected in your vehicle

LIHEAP Assistance Now through October 29th*


Utility Assistance Available


Louisville is making additional funding available for its COVID-19 Utility Relief Program, starting with $2.5 million to help residents who have fallen behind on Louisville Gas and Electric Company (LG&E) bills as a result of COVID-19.

The funds are designed to assist residents with a past-due amount on an active LG&E account. The outstanding balance must have occurred since March 16, 2020, and customers will need to attest they have had a financial hardship during the pandemic.

Customers with outstanding balances could receive a one-time credit for up to $1,000 on LG&E bills.

An additional $2.5 million will be shared with Louisville Water Co. in the coming weeks; details on that spending are not yet finalized.

Funding for the Utility Relief Program comes from the first round of American Rescue Plan Local Fiscal Recovery funds (ARP), which have been approved to address the city’s most urgent needs. The LG&E funds will be distributed by the city’s Office of Resilience and Community Services (RCS) via the Neighborhood Place network.

Schedule a drop off appointment in advance at one of four Neighborhood Place Drop Boxes. Appointments can be scheduled by phone by calling 502-977-6636 or online at LGEHelp.itfrontdesk.com.

The federally funded LIHEAP Summer Cooling is also currently operating, providing cooling assistance for qualified residents separated in two components, Subsidy and Crisis.  Eligible households can apply for one or both components. Households must meet eligibility requirements, with a household income at or below 150% of the Kentucky median income.

LIHEAP, the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, is also administered through the Office of Resilience and Community Services. Check here for eligibility and how to apply.

For more information, contact https://louisvilleky.gov/government/resilience-and-community-services, call Metro United Way’s help referral service at 211, or Metro311 by simply dialing 311 or (502) 574-5000 or email https://louisvilleky.gov/government/metro311

COVID - All Kentuckians age 12 and over are eligible to be vaccinated

The Mayor and Dr. Sarah Moyer, Louisville’s Chief Health Strategist, said Louisville’s COVID-19 status has been downgraded to yellow for the first time since July 2020. City leaders said the virus still poses risks, and unvaccinated people still need to take steps to protect themselves, including getting vaccinated as soon as possible, learn more at louisvilleky.gov/covid19.



Norton Healthcare: Call 502-861-4499 for assistance  Register Online

U of L Health: 502-681-1435  Register Online 

Baptist Health:   Register Online  

Walgreens:  800-Walgreens (1-800–925–4733)   Register Online

Kroger:   Register Online 

CVS: 800-746-7287 Register Online


District 14 Metro Public Works Updates

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The following is a list of permits and notices from Louisville Metro public works for lane and sidewalk closures, utility cuts, street closures and oversize load notices in the Metro area.

14116 Henderson Ave. - Louisville Water Company - Permit # PW-REP-21-01404 - Work Type Description - Excavation, Lane Closure, Utility Cut - Install 4-inch water main and new services 5-3-21 -    9-4-21.

6703 John Adams Way - Louisville Water Company - Permit #PW-REP-21-01339 - - INSTALL 8-INCH WATER MAIN AND RENEW SERVICES - Work Type - Excavation, Road Closure, Sidewalk Closure, Utility Cut. 5-24-21 - 10-29-21

Paving Week of July 26th

Stonestreet Rd. from Valley College Dr. to 3rd Street Rd

Volunteers needed for Meals on Wheels


Southwest Community Ministries - Items Needed


Southwest Community Ministries is currently overwhelmed with families who have never needed assistance before but are running out of household and hygiene products! They are asking for help from members of the community, youth groups, or anyone willing to donate.

If you would prefer to give food donations, items such as ravioli, ramen, fruit cups, canned meats, soups, and peanut butter crackers are always good options. Things like Ensure and pull top lids are good for seniors as well!

Needed Household Items:

  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Bleach
  • Laundry and Dish Soap
  • Any Cleaning Supply
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Razors
  • Comb/Brush
  • Tooth Brush
  • Tooth Paste
  • Adult Diapers
  • Female Personal Care Items

Items can be dropped off at the Ministry (8504 Terry Rd.) Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. For more information please call (502) 935-0310.

Donations can also be made by visiting SouthwestCommunityMinistries.org/donate.

Meriweather Waste Reduction Center

Waste Reduction

At the Waste Reduction Center, Louisville/Jefferson County residents can dispose of tires, household bulky waste such as metals, appliances, electronics, tree limbs and stumps up to three feet in diameter, unbagged yard waste, construction debris, and furniture.

Hours of Operation

Tuesday - Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Appointments available Tuesday - Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Up to three household bulky items per day may be dropped off at no charge. Bulky loads or drop-offs exceeding three items will be charged according  - CASH ONLY.  

Examples of single items

  • Up to 4 passenger tires*
  • One appliance
  • One large household item such as mattress, box spring, sofa or chair

*No more than 4 tires will be accepted for free drop-off at one time regardless of the number of other items

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