District 25 eNews, July 30, 2021


Bobby Nichols Golf Camp Success!


Councilwoman Amy Holton Stewart had a blast at this week's Bobby Nichol’s Golf Camp! We think the kids did too!

Thanks to First Tee - Louisville for partnering with Amy to start this camp for kids in our community!

She hopes to expand the camp and offer it to more kids in the future! What a great way to learn how to play a great game.

Learn More about the Camp here: 

WDRB: https://www.wdrb.com/sports/golf-program-in-southwestern-jefferson-county-aims-to-teach-the-game-and-life-lessons/article_1a795798-f0a8-11eb-a196-f39b36effe5b.html

WAVE: https://www.wave3.com/2021/07/28/young-golfers-tee-it-up-local-organization-aims-expand-sport-louisville/


Future Dreamers Civic Leadership Academy


SWDT is now accepting applications for their Fall 2021 and Spring 2021 cohorts. Applications are open now through Monday, August 30, 2021. Calendars for sessions are listed on their website. http://swdreamteam.org/futuredreamers/

Future Dreamers is a community-centered leadership course that cultivates a network of lifelong advocates and ambassadors for South and Southwest, builds community social capital, and acts as a pipeline to fill leadership roles in the city with members and supporters of South Louisville. Leaders explore Asset-Based Community Development, Neighborhood Development, Local Economies, Local Government, and Arts & Culture.

Now in its third year, the Future Dreamers Civic Leadership Academy has graduated 40 leaders from 13 zip codes.

Demolition Permit Request for Potential Historic Structure: 4701 Valley Station Road


Notice of Application for Demolition Permit of Historic Structure

The Office of Planning and Design has received a demolition permit application for the property listed below:

Subject Property: 4701 Valley Station Rd.
Case Number: BLD-WRE-21-00158

The above reference property is listed or potentially eligible for listing in The National Register of Historic Places.

The requested demolition permit may be issued on or after the following date provided that the application meets the development or deed restriction requirements of the LMCO (150.110): 8/12/2021

The property owner of 4701 Valley Station Road, Pinnacle Place Properties, has reported that they are interested in developing a Patio Home community on the property.

For additional information regarding this application visit the website:

or contact Sharri Zink in Construction Review at 574-2664

or Cynthia Johnson Elmore, Metro Historic Preservation Officer at 574-2868.

Greenwood Road Detour

Gastroparesis Awareness Month 5K


Time is running out to sign up for the GP Awareness 5K benefitting G-Pact, to be held Saturday and Sunday August 14th and 15th. Go to the link below, click on the link to sign up and don't forget to share this with your friends and family!!


August is Gastroparesis Awareness Month


Councilwoman Holton Stewart in partnership with Mr. Josh Tewsley proudly supports Gastroparesis Awareness Warriors! 

In support of August being Gastroparesis Month CW Holton Stewart issued the following Proclamation: 


To all whom these letters shall come, Greetings: Know ye, that the Louisville Metro Council hereby Proclaims: August 2021 as Gastroparesis Awareness Month.

WHEREAS, Gastroparesis, also known as delayed gastric emptying, is delayed stomach emptying in the absence of any observable obstruction or blockage; and

WHEREAS, Gastroparesis has a host of debilitating and life altering symptoms which include: retching, stomach fullness after a normal sized meal, early fullness (satiety) or the inability to finish a meal, bloating, as well as stomach discomfort or pain, chronic nausea and vomiting, malnutrition, dehydration, weight loss and/or weight gain; and  

WHEREAS, Gastroparesis generally affects 5% of the population and isn’t widely known; and  

WHEREAS, Gastroparesis currently has no known cure along with limited treatment options; and

WHEREAS, August is Gastroparesis Awareness Month, during which advocates and research groups alike work to focus attention on important health messages about Gastroparesis diagnosis, treatment, and quality of life issues with the goal of improving understanding of Gastroparesis to help patients and families manage the condition, and encourage preventative strategies.

Now, Therefore, in the absence of adequate awareness, research and understanding, the Legislative Council of the Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government Proclaims August as Gastroparesis Awareness Month and urge all citizens, groups and physicians to educate themselves on this disease so that collectively, we can work towards a cure and better understanding.

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

LIHEAP Summer Cooling Assistance


More Information here: 


Prepping for K Academy!


Arica Bacon, a District 25 neighbor, is a high school teacher that prepares her students to become future educators to young children. During the Summer she is available to help prepare your young children for school!

Check out her website, Prepping for K Academy online for educational materials and affordable educational toys at: https://preppingforkacademy.org/.

Arica also operates a YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1o6-TDvpWRaeVVeMfr5PyQ/videos) that teaches hands on activities and prepares children heading to preschool or kindergarten. She created the channel to assist parents in teaching their children Kindergarten readiness skills during the pandemic. These materials will help prepare young children so they can thrive in education!  

Help your child be prepared for kindergarten and beyond!

You can also find me on Arica on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/Prepping-For-K-Academy-2361917657360071.


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. Thanks.

Recycling Cart Update


 The Cart Request Form is still accepting submissions.

SWMS will exchange your 65 gallon cart for a 95 gallon cart if you want/need the larger one and if you have a 95 gallon cart they will exchange it for a 65 gallon cart, if you prefer a smaller one.

Please contact Metro311 to request an exchange.

For more information about recycling, please go to our website Louisvilleky.gov/RecycleMore and stay up to date with the Recycle Coach app!


Amy Holton Stewart



Metro Council


 District 25

601 W. Jefferson Street

Louisville, KY 40202

(502) 574-1125

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Brian Powell

Legislative Assistant

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Louisville, KY 40202

(502) 574-1125


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7219 Dixie Highway

Louisville, KY 40272

(502) 574-7988


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Important Phone Numbers

Metro Call: 311 or 574-5000

Air Pollution: 574-6000

Animal Services: 473-7387 or 361-1318

Economic Development: 574-4140

Planning & Design Services: 574-6230

Community Services & Revitalization: 574-4377

County Attorney (Child Support): 574-8300

Public Works: 574-5810

TARC: 585-1234

PARC: 569-6222

Legal Aid: 584-1254

IPL (Code Enforcement): 574-3321

Congressman John Yarmuth: 582-5129

Solid Waste Management (SWMS): 574-3571

Metro Parks: 574-7275

Metro Police: (Non Emergency)574-7111 or 574-2111

Metropolitan Sewer District(MSD): 540-6000

Louisville Water Company: 583-6610

LMPD 3rd Division: 574-2135

Anonymous Tipline:574-LMPD (5673)

Metro Safe: 572-3460 or 574-7111