District 9 eNews - Thursday, October 14, 2021


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D9 Fall Community Cleanup – October 23


If you’ve been complaining about litter, please mark your calendar and plan to join your neighbors on Saturday, October 23, to do something about it at the D9 Fall Community Cleanup.

In partnership with Brightside, volunteers will be working along the Frankfort Avenue corridor, picking up litter, working on tree wells and generally making things brighter and cleaner. Volunteers should plan to meet at 9:00 a.m. at the public parking lot at Frankfort and Keats Avenues. The District 9 office will provide bags, gloves, tools and t-shirts on a first-come, first-served basis. If you would like to register your own neighborhood team through Brightside, please click here.

Lexington Road Repaving and Rightsizing

Lexington Road

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) and Louisville Metro Government are partnering to complete the repaving and rightsizing of Lexington Road, from Stilz Ave/Garden Dr to Frankfort Ave/Shelbyville Rd. This project will restripe the street from 4 lanes to 3 lanes with a center turn lane and dedicated left turn lanes at key intersections, matching the previously completed segments from Grinstead Dr to Stilz Ave/Garden Dr.

Lexington Road

Milling and repaving started this week. Most of the work is scheduled in the evening to minimize traffic disruptions.

Learn more about the rightsizing in this presentation from a September 14, 2021 Public Meeting.

Payne Street & Clifton Avenue Improvements

Payne Street

The Payne Street and Clifton Avenue improvement project has received the green light to move forward with construction. Included in the work will be a new sidewalk, pavers, curb & gutter, pavement markings and two marked crosswalks across Clifton Avenue and Payne Street. Once the roadway is complete, Metro Public Works will be installing a four-way stop at this intersection.

Drive carefully in the area as the work proceeds.

One Park North Proposed Plans

One Park

Developers of "One Park North", the proposed project on Lexington Road near Grinstead Drive, across Lexington from "One Park", published plans on Tuesday, just before a “charrette” where comments were taken. The plans, which include several alternatives, are available online at https://oneparklouisville.com.

The developer is expected to make a formal application to rezone the property, after which more public hearings will be scheduled.

More information about the project is in this WDRB report.

Junk Pick-up in District 9 – October 15-17

junk pickup

It’s time to clean house and get ready for another junk collection if you live in the 9th District Urban Services District (USD). You may begin setting out your junk Friday, October 15 in the afternoon. All junk must be set out by Monday, October 18 at 6:00 a.m.

Some items (hazardous materials, construction debris, etc.) are not collected and THESE RULES ARE STRICTLY ENFORCED. We continue to hear from residents who have set out construction debris and are disappointed when it is not collected, and they are forced to remove it. Please avoid this by following collection guidelines: 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! To see if you are in the collection area, go to http://mapit.louisvilleky.gov/, enter your address and check under “sanitation services.”

Urban Bourbon Half Marathon – October 16

The Urban Bourbon Half Marathon is this Saturday morning, with a new two-state, flat course that celebrates Louisville’s river heritage. As runners head out of downtown, they will cross the Ohio River on the Big Four Bridge into Indiana. The course continues through downtown Jeffersonville and runs along the river through Clarksville. Runners will then loop back across the Big Four, cut through parts of the Butchertown neighborhood past Lynn Family Soccer Stadium, then run along Adams Street, Story Avenue, the Butchertown Greenway and along the river into the heart of downtown.

Look for road closures on Saturday:

  • Main Street (6th St to 4th), 5:30 – 8:45 a.m.
  • Main Street (6th St to Preston St), 7:50 – 8:15 a.m.
  • Preston St (Main St to Witherspoon), 7:50 – 8:30 a.m.
  • Witherspoon St (Preston to River Road), 8 – 10:30 a.m.
  • River Road (at the Big Four Bridge), 8 – 10:10 a.m.
  • I-64 East exit ramp at Story Ave, 8:30 – 10:40 a.m.
  • Adams (Witherspoon to Story Ave), 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
  • Story Ave (Adams to Brownsboro Rd), 8:30 –11 a.m.
  • Frankfort Ave (pulse opening heading south from River Road across Story Ave), 8:30 – 11 a.m.
  • River Road at 4th St (pulse opening), 8:45 – 11:30 a.m.
  • 4th St (Main St to Liberty St), 8:45 – 11:45 a.m.

The course map is here.

Urban Bourbon

CSX Railroad Crossing Work Week of October 18


CSX Railroad has scheduled railroad crossing work the week of October 18. The following crossings will be affected and closed for some periods during that week.

All but the last two crossings are near Frankfort Avenue. 

  • Jane Street
  • Keats Avenue
  • Ewing Avenue
  • Hite Avenue
  • Birchwood Avenue

  • Clover Lane at Westport Road
  • Hubbards Lane

LWV Community Forum – October 18


The League of Women Voters will host a community forum on Fair Maps 2021 Redistricting: Gerrymandering vs Fair Maps at the Lang House, 115 S. Ewing Avenue, on Monday, October 18. Check in and networking begins at 5:30 p.m. with the program scheduled from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Guest speakers include Dee Pregliasco and Susan Perkins Weston. This event is free to attend, but seating is limited. Reservations are required. Register online here, call 895-5218 or email LWVLouisville@gmail.com.  

Pop-Up Drop-Off Event – October 23

Pop Up Events

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 October event is scheduled for Saturday, October 23, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Louisville 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! 

Metro Public Works 3-Year Paving Plan

Metro Public Works representatives appeared before the Metro Council Public Works committee last week to present their plan for repaving Metro-maintained roads through FY24. Metro Public Works currently maintains a little more than 4,500 lane miles (a measurement of actual traversable roadway, not simply the length from one point to another). These roads are classified as arterials, collectors, or local roadways (like our neighborhood streets). The plan calls for almost 600 lane miles to be resurfaced over the next few years. A little more than 60% of appropriated funds are projected to be spent on local roads.

The plan was developed using the Pavement Condition Index (PCI) ratings completed earlier this year. Each Metro-maintained road was given a score between 0 and 100. The lower the score, the more that particular road or section of road needed repair. Click here to access the Metro Paving Reviewer (a screenshot of which is below) that shows the ratings for every Metro-maintained road as well as those scheduled to be paved in the three-year plan.

MPW Paving Plan

The colors in the map above reflect the ratings of metro-maintained roadways in part of eastern Jefferson County.

Take the Louisville Fire Customer Survey


The Louisville Fire Department (LFD) serves the Urban Services District (the former city limits). Their services include fire protection, emergency medical response, rescue, hazardous materials response, fire prevention, public education, and arson investigation. The fire companies respond to over 42,000 calls annually. Additionally, they provide basic fire safety inspections in over 18,000 homes and conduct required inspections of over 7,000 commercial structures each year. Your opinion is important to LFD. Please click here to take the customer survey.

Olmsted Parks Events

Olmsted October Challenge

The Olmsted Parks October Challenge, presented by Olmsted Parks Conservancy and Sam Swope Family Foundation, is a virtual fitness challenge where participants can walk, run, bike, or hike in the Olmsted Parks now until Sunday, October 24 and be entered to win special prizes! The more challenges completed, the more chances to win! For more info and to register, visit www.olmstedparks.org/activities/olmsted-parks-october-challenge


The conservancy is also bringing back the Hayride on the Hill in Cherokee Park on Sunday, October 24 from 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. Join in for food, beverages, live music, kids’ Free Play experience, and guided hayrides around the park! For more information, please visit www.olmstedparks.org/events/event/2021-hayride-on-the-hill.

And finally, Olmsted Parks Conservancy is hosting a West Sixth Beer Garden in Seneca Park on Friday, October 29 from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. There will be food trucks, music, lawn games, and a vaccine clinic. For more information, please visit www.olmstedparks.org/events/event/beer-garden-at-seneca-park

Family Friendly Halloween Events

Happy Halloween

Annual Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular runs through Sunday, October 31 at Iroquois Park, 1080 Amphitheater Road. 5,000 artistically-carved pumpkins line a ¼ mile trail and illuminate an organic art gallery. For tickets and more information, please click here.

Free Dive in Movie on Friday, October 22, at the Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center, 201 Reservoir Avenue, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Plan to watch the movie, Beetlejuice. No registration is required and children must be accompanied by an adult 18 or older. Questions, please call 574-1498.

Halloween in Brown Park on Saturday, October 23, from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. This is a free event. Trick-or-treating will begin promptly at 11:30 a.m. at the pavilion. For more information, please click here.

Ghost Stories by the Fire on Friday, October 29, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center, 201 Reservoir Avenue. No registration is required and children must be accompanied by an adult 18 or older. Questions, please call 574-1498.

UCHM Food Pantry Volunteers Needed

UCHM Food Pantry  

Did you know 1 in 7 people in Kentuckiana struggles with hunger? Help fight hunger in the community by volunteering with United Crescent Hill Ministries (UCHM) food pantry Mondays – Thursdays from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Apply directly online by clicking here.

Help St. MAM Feed Neighbors


St. Matthews Area Ministries (St. MAM) relies on volunteer staff to operate its food pantry. Volunteers stock shelves, pack food boxes, run errands, organize the pantry, distribute food and more.

Contact Suzanne, Volunteer and Food Pantry Coordinator, for opportunities at 502-893-0205 or email suzannedegregorio@stmam.com.  Someone will get back with you as soon as possible to find out how schedules and skills can work together.

MSD Sewer Line Rehabilitation Work


Preliminary work has begun to rehabilitate sewer lines and manholes on Saunders Avenue, Bickel Road, Crescent Springs Drive, Ledgeview Park Drive, S Ewing Avenue, and S. Peterson Avenue so MSD can continue to provide safe, clean waterways.

The sewer lines, made of vitrified clay and reinforced concrete, have served the area since the early 1900s. To rehabilitate them, MSD will insert a cured-in-place liner—through existing manholes—eliminating the need for excavation. The liner essentially forms a new pipe inside of the existing one.

This work is part of MSD Connects, a comprehensive sewer rehabilitation project designed to improve and add years of service life to Louisville’s aging sewer pipes.

Construction is scheduled to begin this month and be complete in January 2022. Of course, this schedule is subject to weather conditions. Click here for a map with durations of each phase.

If you have any questions concerning the project or any onsite crews, you may contact the contractor’s representative, Samantha Palko, at 502.377.1937 or email at spalko@ulllimanschutte.com.

Additionally, MSD Customer Relations can take your call 24/7 at 502.540.6000 or via email at CustomerRelations@louisvillemsd.org.

P-D House Exceeds Capital Campaign Goal

PD House

The Peterson-Dumesnil House Foundation launched its first ever capital campaign in November of 2019 when the House turned 150 years old. The goal was to raise $325,000 - all to be used on preservation and major improvements for the House and grounds. By February of 2020 the campaign had already raised over 50% of the goal, but then Covid hit. Despite those challenges, the campaign surpassed its goal by 7% and raised more than $348,000.

More than $25,000 of capital campaign funds have already been put to use with improvements like wallpaper removal and painting of the front entry hall, carpet removal and restoration of the Grand Staircase, and painting the two “great” rooms on the first floor. Other major projects in the works include a complete renovation of both second story bathrooms, restoration of the upper eaves, and an expanded event garden to host larger outdoor weddings and events. 

Congratulations to the Peterson-Dumesnil House Foundation on a successful campaign and the continued restoration and maintenance of this Louisville Landmark. Learn more about it here.   

LMAS Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month



Louisville Metro Animal Services (LMAS) is celebrating Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month with free large dog adoptions for approved adopters, who will also receive a free dog crate for their new four-legged companion, thanks to the non-profit Friends of Metro Animal Services (FOMAS). Every adoption includes spay/neuter, microchip, and vaccinations. To view adoptable pets or to complete an adoption application before your visit, click here. Animal House Adoption Center, located at 3516 Newburg Road is open from 12-6pm daily, no appointment required.



Here’s a deal to meow about – BOGO kitten adoptions are now just a $25 donation for approved adopters. Mix and match your purrfect pair at Animal House Adoption Center. Spay/neuter, microchip, and vaccinations are always included with every adoption. Meet all of the adoptable kittens through LMAS at Animal House, 3516 Newburg Road, open to walk-ins from 12-6pm daily. For more info about BOGO kitten adoptions, call 502-473-pets.

D9 Blog and Social Media Sites Provide Updates


We publish this newsletter every other week, with the next edition scheduled for October 28. 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.

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-STRCLOSURE-0026
Closure of public right-of-way
Subject Property: Portion of Wayne Street west of Wood Street at I-71 (near Botanical Gardens parking lot
Case Manager: Jay Luckett (Jay.Luckett@louisvilleky.gov
Meeting Date: Thursday, October 14, 2021
Location: Online at https://louisvilleky.gov/government/planning-design/upcoming-public-meetings.


Case No. 21-VARIANCE-0139
Variance to allow a detached garage to encroach into the required street side yard setback.
Subject Property: 4300 Churchill Road
Case Manager: Zachary Schwager (Zachary.Schwager@louisvilleky.gov)
Meeting Date: Monday, October 18, 2021
Location: Online at https://louisvilleky.gov/government/planning-design/upcoming-public-meetings.


Case No. 21-COA-0228
Clifton Architectural Review Committee meeting for a review of a proposal to replace front façade windows in a commercial building.
Subject Property: 2347 Frankfort Avenue
Case Manager: Katherine Groskreutz (Kat.Groskreutz@louisvilleky.gov)  
Meeting Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Location: Online at https://louisvilleky.gov/government/planning-design/upcoming-public-meetings.


Case No. 21-COA-0059
Clifton Architectural Review Committee meeting for a review of a proposal to replace front façade windows in a commercial building, a side drive thru window, and after the fact awnings and signage on the front façade.
Subject Property: 2115 Frankfort Avenue
Case Manager: Bradley Fister (Bradley.Fister@louisvilleky.gov)   
Meeting Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Location: Online at https://louisvilleky.gov/government/planning-design/upcoming-public-meetings.


Case No. 21-COA-0185
Clifton Architectural Review Committee meeting for a review of a proposal to construct a new single family home.
Subject Property: 124 William Street
Case Manager: Bradley Fister (Bradley.Fister@louisvilleky.gov)   
Meeting Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Location: Online at https://louisvilleky.gov/government/planning-design/upcoming-public-meetings.


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.

Friday, October 15: The Chamber of St. Matthews will host free movies at 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. The movie is Goosebumps. More information is available here.

Friday, October 15 - Sunday, October 17: Most of the 9th District Urban Services District (USD) will have junk collection set-out on a select weekend in March, depending on your address.  You may begin setting out your junk Friday afternoon prior to your junk pick-up week and must have it all out by Monday at 6:00 AM. For collection guidelines please click here

Saturday, October 16: Market on Mellwood, hosted by the Mellwood Art Center, 1860 Mellwood Avenue, from 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Enjoy local markets, food and drinks and a kid's area. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/Marketonmellwood.

Saturday, October 16: Carmichael's Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, will host George Ella Lyon to present, Back to the Light at 7:00 p.m. For more information, please visit https://www.carmichaelsbookstore.com/event/george-ella-lyon-presents-back-light.

Monday, October 18: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, will host a movie screening of The Birds at 6:00 p.m. Director Alfred Hitchcock's thriller centers on a California coastal town under avian assault. Questions, please call 574-1793.

Tuesday, October 19: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, will host a Friends of the Library meeting at 10:00 a.m. Questions, please contact the branch at 574-1771.

Tuesday, October 19: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, will host a movie discussion group at 2:00 p.m. The movie discussion group will be talking about the 2001 cult classic Donnie Darko. Questions, please contact the branch at 574-1771.

Tuesday, October 19: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, will host the St. Matthews Night Owls Book Discussion at 6:30 p.m. Join us and celebrate the autumn season with Magic Lessons by Alice Hoffman. This is the prequel to her first book in the series Practical Magic. Copies are available at St Matthews. Any questions, call 574-1771.

Tuesday, October 19: Clifton Heights Community Council Quarterly neighborhood meeting at 7:00 p.m. at the Mellwood Arts Center, 1860 Mellwood Avenue.

Thursday, October 21: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, will host a movie discussion of The Birds at 6:00 p.m. Director Alfred Hitchcock's thriller centers on a California coastal town under avian assault. Questions, please call 574-1793.

Thursday, October 21: Annual Crescent Hill Community Council chili night out from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S. Peterson Avenue. This is a FREE, family-friendly neighborhood event.  Children may want to wear their Halloween Costumes! Click here to sign up to bring a pot of chili or volunteer. 

Friday, October 22: Recycling collection in the D9 portion of the USD.

Saturday, October 23: 5th Annual Louisville Earth Walk at 9:00 a.m. at Hogan's Fountain in Cherokee Park. Join in for this community celebration featuring a non-competitive walk with virtual participation options. Click here to register online.

Tuesday, October 26: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, will host Haunted Houses of Louisville at 2:00 p.m. Steve Wiser spotlights some of the best known ghost-related occurrences in the Metro region. And, he not only talks about the ghosts that haunt these places, but also the history behind the locations. This talk will be informative on both the known – and unknown - history of Louisville! To attend virtually, please email Erik.Ainsworth@lfpl.org. Questions, please contact the branch at 574-1771.

Tuesday, October 26: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, will host This Used to be Louisville at 6:30 p.m. Have you ever walked past a building or location in your city and thought, "I wonder what that used to be?" Well, if you live in Louisville you're about to get some answers for that question in "This Used to be Louisville." Join local author Kevin Gibson in a discussion of his latest book and more. Questions, please contact the branch at 574-1771.

Tuesday, October 26: Carmichael's Bookstore will host a virtual Community Book Club event at 7:00 p.m. Plan to discuss, In the Distance by Hernan Diaz. For more information, please visit https://www.carmichaelsbookstore.com/event/community-book-club-distance.

Wednesday, October 27: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, will host an afternoon book discussion 1:00 p.m. Plan to discuss Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie. Beloved detective Hercule Poirot embarks on a journey to Egypt in one of Agatha Christie's most famous mysteries. The tranquility of a luxury cruise along the Nile is shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway had been shot through the head. She was young, stylish, and beautiful. A girl who had everything . . . until she lost her life. Questions, please call 574-1793.

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