District 9 eNews - Thursday, August 19, 2021


D9 Masthead
Bill Hollander - blue edit 2021

Councilman Bill Hollander
601 W. Jefferson Street
(502) 574-1109
Email Bill

Kyle Ethridge

Kyle Ethridge
Legislative Assistant
(502) 574-3908
Email Kyle


Visit the District 9 Website

Visit the D9 Blog

How District 9 Spends Your Tax Dollars

Subscribe to D9 eNews

Read Past eNews Editions

Find City Services by Address

In this Issue...

Frankfort Avenue Water Company Work


Louisville Water has begun a one-year project near the Crescent Hill Water Treatment Plant and there are major traffic changes in the area.  Frankfort Avenue westbound lanes are closed between Stilz and Reservoir Avenues.   One Frankfort Avenue eastbound lane remains open.  Later work in the year-long project will occur on Stilz Avenue and closer to Reservoir Avenue. The official marked detour for this highway is shown below but we all understand that most traffic will not use that detour and find other ways to get around the area. It’s very important that people drive very carefully on streets they are unfamiliar with and which are seeing increased traffic. 


The work is in a very small area, but it is affecting the people who live close by and those who travel though the area - and it will for a year.  I’ve spent time trying to make sure that we let people know that Frankfort Avenue businesses are open and accessible.  Go visit them!  I also want to make sure that TARC bus routes remain as accessible to as many people as possible. TARC detours are set out below.  I have heard from many of you about delays, increased traffic and more. My office is passing along all of your concerns to Louisville Water and we’ll all do the best we can to get through this. 

The project is replacing one of the company’s oldest water mains and installing additional pipes to deliver more drinking water and increase the size and reliability of critical mains near the treatment plant.


As the work continues, your patience will be needed – and appreciated. I’m always reminded of a sign posted by Grace Immanuel United Church of Christ, located on Story Avenue, during an extended closure directly in front of the church - “Yes- road work is irritating but be thankful for clean water.” 

Keep up with the project at https://louisvillewater.com/frankfort-project, which will be updated regularly.

LWC Frankfort Detour

TARC Detours on Frankfort Avenue

Due to the Louisville Water Company construction, a detour is in effect for TARC Routes #19 and #31, westbound, along Frankfort Avenue. The westbound routes will go south on Cannons Lane, west on Lexington Road and north on Stilz Avenue, before rejoining Frankfort Avenue.

For ease of travel, please see below.


  • Coach stops missed: On Frankfort from Cannons to Stilz
  • Nearest stops: Frankfort across from Fairlawn, Frankfort & Crescent


  • No missed stops.

For the most up-to-date information, click here.

TARC Detour

COVID-19 Cases Increasing


COVID-19 cases in Louisville and Kentucky continue to climb due to the highly transmissible Delta variant. Earlier this week, Governor Andy Beshear cited increasingly “dire” conditions and indicated that by the end of the week he expected more Kentuckians in the hospital with COVID-19 than at any point in this pandemic. In all Metro buildings, visitors are now required to wear face coverings, no matter your vaccination status.

Vaccination rates are slowly increasing. As of August 14, 71.69% of 40207 residents had received at least one shot; 67.14% of 40206 residents were partially vaccinated. Some areas of Jefferson County have much lower vaccination rates, in some cases just half of the 40207 rate. Moderna and Pfizer booster doses have been recommended by the FDA and CDC for people ages 12 and older with moderately and severely compromised immune systems. To see what conditions are included and additional information, click here.

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 and vaccinations at the Kentucky State Fair, click here.

Recycling Reminder and Updates

Recycling carts

This is not a recycling collection week in Louisville’s Urban Services District (USD), under the new every other week schedule. Recycling will be collected next Friday, August 27. Yard waste and garbage collections remain on weekly schedules. If you have any missed services, please contact Metro311 at 574-5000 or Metro.311@louisvilleky.gov to report the missed collection, with your address, where you set out for collection and when it was missed. You can then follow-up with my office, referencing your service request (SR) number.

Metro is continuing the distribution of recycling carts with blue lids this week.  If you have requested a blue cart but not yet received it, thank you for your patience.  Deliveries are continuing but it may be a few more weeks.

Keep up with the schedule by downloading the Recycle Coach app. Learn more about this recycling cart project at Louisvilleky.gov/RecycleMore. Set reminders and allow notifications to hear from us if there are issues or delays in waste collections.

Sidewalk Improvements

Frankfort Sidewalk 1

Metro Public Works will be starting sidewalk repair work along Frankfort Avenue this week or early next week, depending on the weather. In the last year, we’ve appropriated almost $150,000 for Frankfort Avenue sidewalk repairs. The first step was precision cutting to repair trip hazards that could be fixed without replacing entire sections.  The work starting now will replace sidewalk sections that can’t otherwise be repaired. In a few cases, trees will unfortunately be removed as part of the work. Every tree will be replaced!    

Frankfort Sidewalk 2

The budget Metro Council passed in June appropriated $2,000,000 for sidewalk repairs, and other D9 sidewalks will be repaired with part of that appropriation.  We’re using D9 funds for the Frankfort Avenue work because Metro general funds are not available for repair of sidewalks along state highways.

We know there is more sidewalk work to be done, not just along Frankfort Avenue. Fixing broken sidewalks and building new ones – from lower Frankfort Avenue to Cannons Lane (where work is underway to relocate utilities so we can build a sidewalk) - has been a priority for me and I’ll keep working on it.

Clifton Heights Bradley Greenway Improvements

Clifton Heights 1

Earlier this year, the D9 office appropriated $5,000 for improvements to the Clifton Heights Bradley Greenway. The Greenway is a walking path in the Clifton Heights Neighborhood, located off Lindsay Avenue across from Pryor Avenue.

Metro Parks has begun the improvement work, which includes a gravel pathway from Lindsay to the walking path, a kiosk with area information and rules, and a new garbage can, bench and signage at the entrance. Check out this hidden gem sometime!

Cannons Lane LG&E Work

LG&E Cannons

LG&E is replacing the Cannons Lane Regulator Station, which serves as one of the major gas supply points to LG&E’s high-pressure distribution system. This station is critical to the ability to operate a high-pressure distribution system and reliably serve customers.  The project scope includes replacement of piping, regulation equipment, valves, control equipment, electrical systems, emergency electrical power, and buildings.  A new regulator station will be constructed adjacent to the existing regulator station, located at 554 Cannons Lane.

The project will increase the overall capacity and reliability, provide new gas measurement capabilities, improve pressure control, and replace aging infrastructure.  Construction of the new station will be completed in two phases to minimize the chance of potential outages to customers. 

Phase I will be completed between August and November 2021 and Phase II will be completed in June of 2022. 

Traffic in the area may increase as a result of the project.  Lane closures of Cannons Lane are expected to occur during Phase II of the project. 

The Women’s Cup – August 21

Women's Cup

The Women's Cup is the most important international event our community has hosted since the Breeders' Cup, the Ryder Cup and Cyclocross World Championships.

The first games in the series were last night.  The final games are Saturday, August 21, with the third place game at 3:00 p.m. and the final at 6:00 p.m. Please help fill Lynn Family Stadium to reinforce the message that Louisville continues to embrace major events and that our hospitality industry city-wide is open for business.

For tickets and more information visit racingloufc.com/womens-cup.  For group tickets, call 502-568-2489 option 2.

Women’s Equality Day Program, “Storytellers” - August 28

Women's Equality Day

Louisville Metro’s Office for Women, the Frazier History Museum, and the League of Women Voters Louisville are sponsoring a Women’s Equality Day Program on Saturday, August 28 at the Frazier, 829 West Main Street. 

Featured speakers include: Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi, author, curator, quilter, strong advocate for presenting and documenting African-American-made quilts, and Bess Lomax Hawes National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellow and Hannah Drake, poet, activist, artist, and one of the creators of the (Un)Known Project, a memorial to enslaved Louisvillians. 

The program begins at 10:00 am, with vendors and networking from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. and following the program.

The event is free and open to the public. RSVP here.

LWV Community Forum on LMPD – August 25


The League of Women Voters will host a community forum on Wednesday, August 25, at the Lang House, 115 S. Ewing Avenue. The topic is LMPD Policing Reform: What Are the Issues? What Are the Solutions? Guest speaker is LMPD Police Chief Erika Shields. Networking begins at 5:30 p.m. and the program runs from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Vaccinations are strongly encouraged. Regardless of vaccination status, all attendees will be required to wear a mask. This community forum will be recorded for delayed viewing. This event is free to attend, but seating is limited. Registration is required.

Register online here, email lwvlouisville@gmail.com or call 502-895-5218.

Sidewalks Are Not for Bicycles - Unless You're 10 or Under

Sidewalks not for bikes

I've received complaints recently about adults riding bicycles and scooters on the sidewalk, especially along Frankfort Avenue, and noticed a few myself in the last few days.  That's a dangerous habit - and it's against the law in Louisville. 

Riding on the sidewalk is a hazard to pedestrians, especially our blind and visually impaired neighbors, and bicyclists.  The League of American Bicyclists notes that when you are riding on the sidewalk, you must deal with many hazards: pedestrians, street furniture, signs, newspaper boxes, etc. These items don’t just make riding inconvenient; they also can make bicyclists invisible to drivers. 

We definitely need better and safer bicycle facilities and lanes all over Louisville and I have consistently supported those efforts. But riding on busy sidewalks presents serious issues and should be avoided.

Louisville ordinance provides that no person 11 years of age or older shall operate a bicycle on any sidewalk within the geographical boundary limits of Louisville Metro, and nobody of any age shall ride on the sidewalk downtown. Violations of the ordinance are punishable by fines of up to $50.

Louisville Bats Tickets for Non-Profit Groups


The Louisville Bats will host two community nights, providing tickets, hot dogs, and soft drinks to non-profit groups who would not be able to afford a Bats game under regular circumstances. These two nights are Wednesday, September 1 and Wednesday, September 8. Both games begin at 6:30 p.m.

The D9 office has a limited number of tickets available to non-profit groups. Example groups include mentoring organizations, social service agencies, underprivileged kids’ groups and more.

Tickets will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. To request tickets, please contact Kyle Ethridge and include your non-profit organization name, mailing address, phone, email, game night requested and number of tickets requested.

Mary T. Meagher Closed Until September 6


The Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center is currently closed for maintenance and cleaning, including replacement of the Olympic pool’s liner. The pool is scheduled to reopen on Monday, September 6, 2021.

Free Movies in St. Matthews Community Park

free movies

The Chamber of St. Matthews will host free movies in St. Matthews Community Park, 310 Ten Pin Lane in Trinity Stadium. All movies will begin at sundown. Bring a blanket or your favorite stadium seat cushion as all seating will be on bleachers at Trinity Stadium. No alcohol or smoking is allowed. Concessions will be sold (cash) on site.

  • Friday, August 20, Toy Story, gates open at 7:30 pm and movie starts around 8:30 pm
  • Friday, September 10, Zootopia, gates open at 7:00 pm and movie starts around 8 pm
  • Friday, September 17, Mary Poppins Returns, gates open at 6:45 pm and movie starts around 7:45 pm
  • Friday, October 15, Goosebumps, gates open at 6:20 pm and movie starts around 7:20 pm

For more information, please visit https://www.stmatthewschamber.com/movies-in-the-park/.

D9 Blog and Social Media Sites Provide Updates


We publish this newsletter every other week, with the next edition scheduled for September 2. For up to date announcements between newsletters, we update our blog, Facebook page and Twitter feed.  You can access the blog here, and, if you wish, sign up for blog updates by email at that site (they are relatively rare, so we don’t overload mailboxes). You can also like the “Councilman Bill Hollander” Facebook page and follow “Bill Hollander” on Twitter.

Louisville Grows Seeds and Starts Sale

Louisville Grows

Louisville Grows’ Seeds and Starts is a one-stop-shop for locally grown plants! It offers a wide variety of heirloom and organic vegetables, flowers, fruit trees, berry bushes, soil, compost, and more. Most plant starts are grown from seed with love by Louisville Grows’ volunteers! Each of the 100+ varieties of plants are chosen for adaptability, biodiversity, beauty, and taste. The Seeds & Starts Sale offers low-cost plants that help increase the number of backyard and community gardeners throughout Louisville Metro.

Fall Seeds and Starts in-person sale dates are Saturday, August 28 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Saturday, September 11 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at 1639 Portland Avenue.

They are also offering an online sale starting August 30 with select pickup dates through September 11.

For more information and to order, please click here.

Louisville Youth Network

Louisville Youth Netword

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.  


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, August 19Carmichael's Bookstore will host a virtual discussion with Crystal Wilkinson on Perfect Black at 7:00 p.m. To register for this virtual event, please click here.

Thursday, August 19 - Sunday, August 29The Kentucky State Fair at the Kentucky Expo Center. For more information, please visit https://kystatefair.org/

Friday, August 20: Carmichael's Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, will host Ashley Kate Adams on "Be Your Own Producer" at 7:00 p.m. For more information and to register, please click here.

Saturday, August 21: UPlift 2021: Connecting Hearts to End Homelessness, an annual fundraising event to help end homelessness. The event is scheduled from 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. at Copper & Kings, outdoor courtyard at 1121 E. Washington Street. This community event will connect the voices and stories of the women they serve, share the impact of the mission and highlight the community partnerships. Chic casual dress with hors d'oeuvres, cash bar and silent auction. Tickets are now on sale online at uplouisville.org.

Wednesday, August 25: WFPK Waterfront Wednesday at the Big Four Lawn at Waterfront Park. Lawn opens at 5:00 p.m. Music features Christone "Kingfish" Ingram, Brooks Ritter and Genevva. More information online here.

Saturday, August 28: Free Pop-Up Drop-Off hosted by Metro Public Works from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Fern Creek High School, 9115 Fern Creek Road. For more information on what will be collected, please click here.

Saturday, August 28 - Sunday, August 29: Apocalypse Brewery, 1612 Mellwood Avenue, will host a pop-up market event, Afterdays, from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Enjoy shopping, vintage items, art, music and food and drinks. 

You are receiving this email because you have signed up for the e-News or have contacted my office for assistance.  If you would like to be removed from this communication please email Kyle Ethridge with “REMOVE” in the subject line. 

 If you are having trouble viewing this email please click on the link at the bottom of this email to view a Microsoft Word version of eNews.  PLEASE feel free to copy any of this information for use at your meetings or in your newsletters!