District 12 eNewsletter - January 12, 2022

District 12
CM Blackwell

Councilman Rick Blackwell
601 West Jefferson Street
(502) 574-1112
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Heather Blazis
Legislative Assistant
(502) 574-1112
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In this edition...



Mark your calendar for the next District Dialogue. This is our way to make Metro Government more convenient and accessible for the constituents of District 12.

Join me Tuesday, February 8th, 6:00pm at the Southwest Government Center (7219 Dixie Highway) for updates on happenings in District 12. Representatives from LMPD 3rd Division, Codes & Regulations, the Louisville Water Company and MSD will be available to address specific concerns. 

We hope to see you there, so you can stay updated on the positive momentum in Southwest Louisville.

For any questions, please contact the District 12 Office at 574-1112 or email Heather Blazis at heather.blazis@louisvilleky.gov


Preparations are underway for the return of the Riverview Independence Festival! Mark your calendars for July 2, 2022 for this fun, family-friendly event at Riverview Park. 

Be prepared to enjoy musical acts, activities for kids, food and a spectacular fireworks display to end the evening. 

Virtual Yoga


Community Facility Review


Address The Stress


FREE Virtual Conference Passport Health Plan by Molina Healthcare is hosting a free half-day virtual conference titled Address The Stress: Picking Up the Pieces from Brokenness on January 21, from 10:00am-2:45pm EST. Join a variety of speakers from across the Commonwealth to learn about how stress impacts our body, mind, and spirit. You will have opportunities throughout the conference to experience different stress-relieving techniques, so can build your own stress-relieving tool kit to help you manage better during stressful times. View the full conference agenda here. To register for the conference, please click here.


Metro Council Podcast


The Metro Council's District Download podcast has launched! Below is the information on where to find our podcast.

Sounder Landing Pagehttps://district-download-a-louisville-metro-council-pod.sounder.fm/




JCPS food

For more information, go to @jcpsschoolmeals; https://www.facebook.com/JCPSSchoolmeals or the JCPS website at https://www.jefferson.kyschools.us

The Office for Aging and Disabled Citizens is pleased to announce the completion of the OADC Resources Guide.  The updated resources guide will connect aging and disabled citizens, along with their caregivers, to a variety of service providers, government agencies and non-profit organizations in the city of Louisville. 

The OADC Resources Guide can be found HERE.


miracle league

Calling all players and volunteers for the 2022 Miracle League of Louisville baseball season! The Miracle League of Louisville is a baseball league and complex located in Fern Creek Park (Metro District 22), but serves all Louisville Metro Districts and Kentuckiana for children and adults with physical, cognitive, and/or emotional disabilities. The league is seeking volunteers for the upcoming 2022 spring baseball season.

Volunteer opportunities include being a Buddy (each player in the league has their own Buddy who assists them on the field and in the dugout for each game), coach, assistant coach, umpire, dugout assistant, or general volunteer each game day! The spring baseball season games will be played on Saturdays from April 9, 2022 through June 11, 2022 with the exception of Derby Day and Memorial Day. The volunteer commitment will require a minimum of one hour, or longer if interested each week.  

If interested in playing in the league, volunteer opportunities, or you have any questions regarding the upcoming baseball season please visit the Miracle League of Louisville website (www.miracleleaguelouisville.org).


KYTC drivers license

KYTC - Drivers License

KYTC will assume operations of the Bowman Field Driver’s License Branch on Thursday, January 13

This transition will complete the Circuit Court Clerk's full handoff of driver’s license operations to KYTC.

To view the KYTC press release, click here -- https://transportation.ky.gov/NewsRoom/Counties%20DL%20Transition%20in%20January.pdf

Keep in mind that KYTC has four Driver Licensing Regional Offices in Jefferson County:

  • Hurstbourne, 9112 Leesgate Road
  • Southwest, 4919 Dixie Highway
  • West Louisville/Nia Center, 2900 W. Broadway
  • Bowman Field, 3545/3501 Roger E. Schupp St.

Kentucky residents may now visit any KYTC Driver Licensing Regional Office in Kentucky (regardless of their county of residence) for a regular/standard driver’s license, REAL ID, personal ID and more. Additionally, KYTC is offering license renewals Online and By Mail.

Please visit Drive.ky.gov for driver’s license information.

Household Water Assistance


Appointments are now being accepted for the new LIHWAP program, the Low Income Household Water Assistance Program.  LIHWAP will assist eligible Jefferson County households within 150% of the federal poverty guidelines with water and wastewater assistance.  For eligibility and more info, see flyer.

To schedule an appointment, contact the automated scheduler at 502-991-8391 or go online at louisvilleky.cascheduler.com.

Pet of the Week


Milburn Drysdale wishes the animal shelter was more like a posh Beverly Hills hotel. He’s no divo, he just appreciates the comforts of a permanent home. Milburn is an approximately two-year-old German Shepherd mix who weighs about 75lbs. His adoption fee is waived for an approved adopter thanks to the Pay It Forward Program. The active, sweet dog loves to play and he thinks kids are awesome playmates - he just doesn’t know he’s a big dog, so we’re recommending a home with children age 13+. Milburn can be tested with other dogs or cats by request. He’s already neutered, microchipped, and up-to-date on vaccinations. For more info about him, email animalservicesadoption@louisvilleky.gov. To meet or adopt Milburn Drysdale, visit Animal House Adoption Center located at 3516 Newburg Road, from 12:00-6:00pm daily.



Looking for:

  • Local Jobs
  • Career Training Programs
  • Resources for Youth 16-24
  • Career Workshops and Coaching
  • Hiring Events 

Visit: https://www.kentuckianaworks.org/workers


For detailed positions descriptions, pay information, and to apply please visit their website: http://www.louisvillemsd.org/Careers

TARC is hiring!

Click here for a full list of open positions.



Governor Beshear reported 52,603 new COVID-19 cases last week in Kentucky, the highest weekly total ever by nearly 22,000 cases. The Governor also reported the state’s highest ever test positivity rate Monday, 26.33%.
Do your part to stay healthy and safe, and ensure others are as well. Take all Covid precautions, such as getting vaccinated and boosted, social distancing, wearing masks and hand washing.
COVID Testing:
-Residents can register to get tested at the new Churchill Downs site here: https://my.primary.health/l/churchilldowns
-Family Health Centers Fairdale – 1000 Neighborhood Pl 40218. https://my.primary.health/r/familyhealthcenters...
-All JCPS middle and high schools (JCPS student, family member or staff) https://spheredx.sphere.health/?page=covid.

Stop Covid

Jefferson County

January 2, 2022 vs January 9, 2022



Total Confirmed Cases  :  January 2, 2022 - 150,221 :  January 9, 2022 - 166,209

Change in Cases  :  15,988

Total Deceased  :  January 2, 2022 - 1,828 :  January 9, 2022 - 1,842

Change in Deaths  :  14

Total Recovery  :  January 2, 2022 - 51,849  :  January 9, 2022 - 52,063


Vaccinated In Jefferson County  :  73.1% - 561,299

Fully Vaccinated  :  62.9% - 482,866

Have Received a Booster: 40.3% - 194,803

Unvaccinated In Jefferson County  :  26.9% - 206,552


Hospitalized Patients  :  January 5, 2022 - 169      January 12, 2022 - 162   

ICU Patients  :  January 5, 2022 - 31   :  January 12, 2022 - 34       

Patients on Vents  :  January 5, 2022 - 21  :  January 12, 2022 - 18

Percent of those in Jefferson County Hospitals with Covid  :  27.3%

Resources for You

For more information, please go to our COVID-19 Testing page for a listing of testing sites.

For assistance in relation to hardships due to COVID click here.

For information about COVID facts, testing, vaccines and more click here.

For in depth updates on COVID in Louisville, including total deaths and confirmed cases click here.

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