District 9 eNews - Thursday, December 9, 2021


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D9 Community Conversation – December 14

Metro seal

The last D9 Community Conversation for 2021 is scheduled for Tuesday, December 14, at the historic Whitehall House & Gardens, 3110 Lexington Road, beginning at 6:30 pm. Our special guest is Major David Allen, who now commands LMPD’s 5th Division. I’ll be available for discussion of anything on your mind. This is an in-person meeting, and masks and social distancing will be required.

If you prefer to watch virtually, you can tune in live on the Councilman Bill Hollander Facebook page.

Please mark your calendar and join us – and bring along a friend or neighbor!

LWC Update on Frankfort Avenue Work

LWC construction

On Monday, December 6, Louisville Water, at the request of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC), closed Reservoir Avenue between Brownsboro Road and Frankfort Avenue to thru traffic.

The public can access the Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center and the Crescent Hill Reservoir from Frankfort Avenue only. Those who want to use the Crescent Hill Golf Course can do so from Brownsboro Road only. (The barricades are movable by emergency responders in the event a stopped train along Frankfort Avenue blocks access at Reservoir Avenue and into the Reservoir Park neighborhood, requiring access at Brownsboro Road.)  

LWC pipe

The below map shows the new traffic pattern. The closure is part of Louisville Water’s Frankfort Avenue Main Replacement Project. KYTC requested the change because some motorists ignored the local access notice along Frankfort Avenue and were using Reservoir Avenue as a detour, increasing traffic on Reservoir, and causing safety issues at the Reservoir Avenue and Brownsboro Road intersection. Motorists entering Reservoir Avenue from Frankfort Avenue will now need to exit back on Frankfort.  Other options such as the installation of a temporary traffic signal at the Reservoir and Brownsboro intersection were considered but proved not to be practical, given the proximity of the traffic signal at Hillcrest Avenue.

Frankfort Avenue business open

While the official marked detour takes westbound traffic down Chenoweth Lane to Brownsboro Road and then to Story Avenue, the public continues to have access to shops and restaurants on Frankfort Avenue through alternative routes. Please visit those businesses, all of which remain open.

The Frankfort Avenue Main Replacement Project has always been slated to run one year, from August 2021 to September 2022. Louisville Water reported this week that it is still on target to complete the project by September.

Beginning January 3, 2022, the contractor will have two crews working. One crew will be working on Stilz Avenue, requiring the closure of Stilz between Frankfort Avenue and Grinstead Drive until April.

The second crew will be completing the main installation and tie-ins on Frankfort Avenue. One east-bound lane on Frankfort Avenue will remain open. 

More information from Louisville Water is here.


Payne Street Improvements

Payne Street  

Work wrapped up last week on changes to the Payne Street and South Clifton Avenue intersection. Neighborhood leaders have been advocating for changes there for years, to make the intersection safer for pedestrians and motorists. 


Payne Street - stop

The work, paid for with District 9 funds, involved removal of some “traffic calming” bump outs and installation of new sidewalks and crosswalks. For motorists, the intersection is now a four-way stop, requiring a full stop behind the stop bars.

Please drive slowly and carefully on Payne Street and other neighborhood streets!

Vaccines and Boosters

COVID -19 Booster

COVID-19 vaccination rates in District 9 continue to increase, with 78.29 % of 40206 residents and 83.41% of those in 40207 having received their first shot. But it takes more than one shot to be fully protected. Around 30% of D9 residents haven’t received second shots and even more haven’t gotten recommended booster shots.

The life-saving vaccines are now widely available for everyone five years and older and boosters are becoming increasingly important for adults, given the Omicron variant. The Centers for Disease Control has strengthened its recommendation on booster doses. Everyone ages 18 and older should get a booster shot either six months after their second Pfizer or Moderna shot or two months after their initial J&J vaccine.

When you are eligible for a booster, you can get any of the COVID-19 vaccines.

There are several ways you can look for vaccination providers.

  • Visit https://www.vaccines.gov to find a vaccination provider near you.
  • Text your zip code to “438829” or call (800) 232-0233 to find vaccine locations near you.
  • Check your local pharmacy’s website for vaccination appointments.

The best way to keep yourself and your family safe and do your part to get the pandemic under control is to get fully vaccinated, including boosters when you are eligible. Much more about COVID-19 vaccines is at this CDC website: Your COVID-19 Vaccination | CDC.

Recycling Carts & Schedule

recycling carts

Beginning January 1, 2022, Solid Waste Management Services recycling crews in Louisville’s Urban Service Districts (USD) will not collect recycling from the old 18-gallon orange bins. If you recycle and do not have a recycling cart, request one today from Metro311 at 574-5000. (This applies to residents with city waste collection services only.) To place a request online, visit Louisvilleky.gov/311.

Residents who have already made a request but have not received a cart may contact Public Works. Include the address in the form submission. 

Curbside recycling in the USD continues on an every other week schedule.  Recycling will be collected the week of December 13 (Friday, December 17 in most of D9); December 27 (Friday, December 31 in most of D9) and every other week thereafter. View your collection schedule and sign up for reminders at  https://louisvilleky.gov/government/public-works/recycle-coach-disposal-calendar-alerts-and-more.

Last Call for Leaf Drop-Off

leaf drop off

There are multiple ways for people to dispose of leaves this fall. Mowing over leaves to mulch them back into your lawn is a great option for reducing waste. Mulching not only returns vital nutrients to the soil, but experts say that it can help your grass grow even better the following year! Never blow leaves into the street! 

In the Urban Services District, the following items are accepted in yard waste collection, which continues every Friday in most of D9:

  • Leaves, twigs, straw, pine needles
  • Shrubbery trimmings
  • Branches and tree trimmings - must be less than 2 inches in diameter and less than 4 feet long
  • Wood ash
  • Seasonal items: Pumpkins and gourds free of decoration other than coloring, Christmas trees

Acceptable items may be tied into bundles or placed in durable metal or plastic containers, with 30-40 gallon capacity and handles, or paper yard waste bags, none weighing more than 60 pounds. Yard waste in plastic bags is not permitted and will not be collected.

Leaf Drop-Off Sites

The Metro Public Works free leaf drop-off sites will be open Tuesday-Saturdays, now through December 11.  Only loose leaves will be accepted. Containers used to bring leaves to the drop-off sites must be taken back by residents.

Locations and hours:

  • Public Works East District Operations Center, 595 North Hubbards Lane, Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Public Works Yard, 10500 Lower River Road (enter from Bethany Lane), Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Waste Reduction Center, 636 Meriwether Avenue, Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Monthly Pop-Up Drop-Off Event – December 11


Pop-Up Drop-Offs are free recycling and large item disposal events for residents of Jefferson County. These events will pop up around the county once per month, from March through November. Use the Recycle Coach app to receive notifications about future events or view them on the app calendar. (Download the app in the Apple Store or Google Play.) Or check the Pop-Up Drop-Off website for updates. 

The last 2021 event is Saturday, December 11, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Shawnee Park (enter at Southwestern Parkway and River Park Drive).


  • Electronics (up to 3 items) - recycled
  • Metal & appliances (no refrigerators or any items containing coolant) - recycled
  • Passenger tires (up to 4) - recycled
  • Household recyclables (follow curbside rules) - recycled
  • Yard waste (follow curbside rules) - composted
  • Large household items - landfill
  • Paper shredding - recycled
  • Prescription medication - disposed properly


  • Garbage, loose debris
  • Concrete, bricks, rocks
  • Construction materials
  • Refrigerators or items containing coolant
  • Paint
  • Batteries
  • Tree trunks
  • Light bulbs
  • Boats
  • Hot tubs
  • Household hazardous waste
  • Items from businesses
  • Items on trailers greater than 10 feet in length


  • Staff will wear personal protective equipment, including face coverings, and will stay at least 6 feet away from citizens.
  • Citizens should remain in their vehicle if possible and must wear a face covering if exiting their vehicle.

Get Ready to Vote in 2022


There were no regular elections in Kentucky in 2021 but there will be plenty to vote for next year. Kentucky has closed primaries, so a person can only vote in a primary election for the candidates of the party in which they are registered. Independents will only be able to vote in the May primary for non-partisan races, such as judicial races. If you want to participate in primary elections for partisan races on May 17, you must be registered with that political party affiliation by December 31, 2021. Register, check or change your registration at www.GoVoteKY.com

In-Person Ambassador Training – December 11

One Love

Learn the tools needed to make a difference in the community! The next Ambassador Training will be held in-person on Saturday, December 11, from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Louisville Central Community Center, 1300 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd. Register online by clicking here.

Participants will be trained in Mental Health 101/Suicide Prevention, Community Organizing, Stop the Bleed, Conflict Resolution, Domestic Violence Awareness, and The Public Health Approach to Violence. Join over 500 participants who have completed the training since its inception in 2017. If you have ever wanted to learn how you can get involved in violence prevention, this is your chance!

Whitehall Peonies Pre-Order Sale


Whitehall House & Gardens is offering a limited selection of peonies for pre-order. Select your peonies now and you can pick them up in the spring prior to the public Peony Sale. For more information and to see the varieties offered, please visit www.historicwhitehall.org/peony-sale. Orders must be placed by Tuesday, December 14.

Mammogram Screenings – December 15


On Wednesday, December 15, the 9th District office, in partnership with U of L Hospital and the James Graham Brown Cancer Center, will offer mammograms at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S. Peterson Avenue. To make an appointment, please contact (502) 852-6318. Mammograms are for women aged 40 and over. There is no cost to eligible women without insurance. Women with insurance will need to bring their card so a claim may be filed. All COVID-19 guidelines will be followed.

Land Development Code Reform Informational Session – December 15


In partnership with AARP, Louisville Metro Planning & Design Services invites you to an introduction to Missing Middle Housing, a virtual event on Wednesday, December 15 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Please click here for event details and ways to participate, or call (502) 574-5860.

What is Missing Middle Housing? It is a range of house-scale buildings with multiple units – compatible in scale and form with detached single family homes – located in a walkable neighborhood. Drew Finke, Associate at Opticos Design, experts on missing middle housing, will define and introduce concepts of missing middle housing to help guide future conversations. Having worked on projects that range in scale and location over the course of his nearly 10 years at Opticos Design, Drew appreciates how different locations each come with their own set of challenges that require unique, individualized solutions.

At this session, Planning Design & Services will also summarize the LDC reform project and first round of reform, which began in the summer of 2020.

Community Mental Health Support During the Holidays

Seven Counties

Seven Counties Services can help during the stressful holiday season with 24/7 assistance in times of crisis. See below for contact information or visit www.sevencounties.org.

24/7 Crisis Line (502) 589-4313
Child & Family Services (502) 589-8070
Addiction & Substance Use (502) 583-3951
Request First Appointment (502) 589-1100

LFPL Books & Brews 502 Adult Winter Reading Program

Books and Brews

Louisville Free Public Library’s (LFPL) annual winter reading program for adults, Books & Brews 502 has returned. Whether you choose to curl up with a good book and a hot cup of coffee, or meet up with friends at stops along the Louisville Ale Trail, Books & Brews 502 will make it fun and rewarding this winter.

The Adult Winter Reading Program is free and runs through February 28. Participants earn points by reading books and attending library programs, including Books & Brews 502 events at participating coffee shops and breweries. The more points you earn, the more chances you have to win great prizes from area businesses like Carmichael's Bookstore​, Kentucky Kingdom, Belle of Louisville, Lucky Cat Café, Baxter Ave. & Village 8 Theatres​, Lou City FC & Racing Louisville FC, and more.

For more information and to register, please visit LFPL.org/BooksandBrews. Participants must be 18 years or older to participate.

MTM Toy Drive through December 12

toy drive

Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center, 201 Reservoir Avenue, is hosting a toy donation drive through Sunday, December 12. Donations are being collected for Camp Quality, which serves children with cancer and their families by providing year-round programs, experiences and companionship at no cost. Please consider a donation for kids ages 8-15. You can bring unwrapped toys with a value of $15-20 to MTM. Click here to watch a short video. Questions, please call (502) 895-6499.

Volunteers Needed for the 2021 Tax Season

tax prep

For the past several years (with a year off because of the pandemic), the District 9 office has hosted a tax preparation site at United Crescent Hill Ministries (UCHM), offering free tax preparation to individuals and families under a certain income bracket. Each year the site depends on volunteers to help prepare taxes and greet clients. We have a few dedicated volunteers that help us out every year, but we need more! We hope you’ll consider joining the team!

If you are interested in volunteering for the 2021 tax season (January-April 2022) please email volunteer@labcservices.org. Make sure you indicate you would like to volunteer at the UCHM site. Volunteers are needed to help prepare taxes AND greet clients. If interested in volunteering, please sign up by completing this Volunteer Application.

D9 Blog and Social Media Sites Provide Updates


We publish this newsletter every other week, with the next edition scheduled for December 23. 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.

LMAS Free Pet Adoptions – December 9 – 12

LMAS pet adoption

Bissell Pet Foundation is bringing hope to shelter pets across the country this holiday season with its “Empty the Shelters – Holiday Hope” adoption event this month. During each event, Bissell Pet Foundation sponsors reduced adoption fees of $25 or less per cat, dog, puppy and kitten. This event will be hosted in more than 200 shelters in 40 states, including Louisville Metro Animal Services (LMAS).

LMAS will participate December 9-12 by offering free adoptions for all dogs, cats, puppies and kittens at Animal House Adoption Center, located at 3516 Newburg Road. Animal House will be open from Noon – 6:00 p.m. during the four-day event. Every adoption includes spay or neuter, microchip, and vaccinations. For more information about LMAS Pet Adoptions and to view adoptable pets, visit https://louisvilleky.gov/government/animal-services.

For more information on adopting or donating to “Empty the Shelters,” visit www.bissellpetfoundation.org/empty-the-shelters.

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-COA-0252
Clifton Architectural Review Committee for a review of a proposed addition to the museum, and other exterior changes.
Subject Property: 1839 Frankfort Avenue   
Case Manager: Bradley Fister (Bradley.Fister@louisvilleky.gov
Meeting Date: Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Location: Online at https://louisvilleky.gov/government/planning-design/upcoming-public-meetings.


Case No. 21-DDP-0074 and 21-PARKWAIVER-0014
Revised Detailed District Development Plan review for revisions to binding elements for a commercial and office development and a parking waiver for reduce the required parking from 265 spaces to 216 spaces.
Subject Property: 124 St. Matthews Avenue  
Case Manager: Jay Luckett (Jay.Luckett@louisvilleky.gov)
Meeting Date: Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Location: Online at https://louisvilleky.gov/government/planning-design/upcoming-public-meetings

124 St Matthews

Case No. 21-COA-0268
Clifton Architectural Review Committee for review of a proposal regarding multiple front façade renovations to the roof, porch, entry door, siding and windows following a fire.
Subject Property: 155 N. Keats Avenue  
Case Manager: Katherine Groskreutz (Kat.Groskreutz@louisvilleky.gov)
Meeting Date: Wednesday, December 15, 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.

Saturday, December 11: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, will host a Saturday morning book discussion at 10:30 a.m. Please join in for a lively discussion of Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf. Copies of this book are available at the Crescent Hill Library circulation desk. There are a limited number of digital copies of this book available for download from the library's website. Questions, please contact the branch at 574-1793.

Monday, December 13 - Saturday, December 18: Just Creations, 2722 Frankfort Avenue, Community Shopping Nights to benefit Louisville not-for-profit organizations from 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. During these special nights Just Creations will donate 15% of the evening's sales to the group. For more information about the program, please email info@justcreations.org or call the store at 897-7319. Not-for-profit organizations this week are Assumption High School Environmental Concerns Committee, Catholic Enrichment Center, Our Savior Lutheran School and YouthBuild Louisville. 

Wednesday, December 15: 9th District Mammogram Screenings in partnership with U of L and Brown Cancer Center at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S. Peterson Avenue.  Must have an appointment through the 9th District office.  Please call 852-6318 to make an appointment today!

Thursday, December 16: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, will host a family movie night to watch A Christmas Carol at 6:30 p.m. Join in for Family Movie Night with a movie and a craft. This month, discover the meaning and joy of Christmas (and a little time traveling fun) with Ebenezer Scrooge in Disney’s A Christmas Carol. Pajamas and fuzzy blankets are encouraged! Questions, please contact the branch at 574-1771.

Friday, December 17 - Sunday, December 19: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, will host A Friends of the Library Booksale. Hours on Friday and Saturday are 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Drop by to check out some fantastic bargains and wide selection of gently used books. All proceeds benefit the St. Matthews Friends of the Library. Cash only and exact change is appreciated. Questions, please contact the branch at 574-1771.

Friday, December 17: Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center, 201 Reservoir Avenue, will host a free dive in movie from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. No registration is required. All children must be accompanied by an adult 18 or older. Questions, please call 574-1498.

Monday, December 20Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, will host Once Upon an Orchestra at 2:00 p.m. Families are invited to join Louisville Orchestra ensembles for a fun, interactive storytelling through music performance. Participants of all ages will enjoy a 60-minute program that weaves together storytelling adventures with creative music making. You'll learn how to make instruments from recycled materials and you will get to take home your very own instrument. Questions, please contact the branch at 574-1793.

Monday, December 20: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, will host a night owls book discussion at 6:30 p.m. Join in to discuss Holidays On Ice by David Sedaris. Questions, please contact the branch at 574-1771.

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