District 9 eNews - Thursday, March 3, 2022


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Help Report Potholes

  1. Use an online form by clicking here.
  2. Use Twitter by sending the location of the hole to @LouMetro311 and include the hashtag #502pothole.
  3. Call Metro311 or 574-5000 to report potholes or any other issues.

To report a pothole on an interstate in Jefferson County, go to the “contact us” dropdown menu and select “report a hazard” on KYTC’s website http://transportation.ky.gov or click here.

D9 Spring Community Cleanup – April 9

spring cleanup

Come help beautify Frankfort Avenue before the Easter Parade. Please plan to join me and your neighbors on Saturday, April 9, for the D9 Spring Community Cleanup. Volunteers should plan to meet in the public parking lot at Frankfort and Keats Avenues at 9:00 a.m. We’ll supply bags, gloves and tools. For more information, please contact the D9 office at 574-1109 or email kyle.ethridge@louisvilleky.gov.

Congratulations D9 Black History Honoree, Terrance Sullivan

Terrance Sullivan

On Thursday, February 17, the Metro Council and the Community Affairs, Housing, Health & Education Committee celebrated at the 20th Annual Black History Month Program. I had the honor of recognizing D9 resident Terrance Sullivan for his service to the community.

Terrance is the Executive Director of the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights (KCHR). KCHR is the state agency charged with enforcing the Kentucky Civil Rights Act, a protector of the civil rights of Kentucky citizens. KCHR hears cases on discrimination across the state and offers trainings and educational opportunities for all Kentucky citizens. KCHR also empowers local commissions to do local level civil rights work.

Prior to KCHR, Terrance was the Director of State Policy for an education non-profit focused on creating equity in education. He also served as a Policy Director at Kentucky Youth Advocates where he focused on poverty, criminal justice, juvenile justice, and education.

Terrance graduated from the University of Louisville with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science: Law & Public Policy and a minor in Economics. He received his Juris Doctor (JD) from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law. After law school, Terrance worked with the Jefferson County Attorney, the Louisville Metro Council, and the Legislative Research Commission (LRC) of the Kentucky General Assembly. 

A board member for the ACLU of Kentucky and the Louisville Forum, Terrance also serves as the Vice-Chair for the JCPS Advisory Council on Racial Equity. 

Congratulations, Terrance, and thank you for your service.

Solar Over Louisville

Solar Over Louisville

Solar Over Louisville has launched! It will give households in Louisville and the broader region the opportunity to use their collective buying power to obtain discounted wholesale rates for solar installation through Kentucky-based Solar Energy Solutions (SES), which has been named the campaign’s chosen installer.

The company will offer 12% to 19% discounts for participants that sign up through this program, with the exact discount rate depending on the size of the installation. Already, more than 130 people have expressed interest.

SES is the region's largest and most experienced solar design, engineering, and construction company, with projects in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and surrounding states. Founded in Kentucky in 2006, SES has more than 2,000 active photovoltaic and battery storage projects in the residential, commercial, and utility arenas and has participated in solarize campaigns in Lexington, Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Bloomington, Ind.

While the program’s primary goal is to incentivize residential investment in solar, non-residential property owners are welcome to apply and will be included if the project is deemed feasible within the solarize campaign. Rooftop solar has the potential to reduce individuals' energy burden while acting against climate change. Residential buildings account for 27.4% of the city’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Learn more at an upcoming workshop by signing up here:

One Park North Final Charette Session

One Park

On Wednesday, March 16, there will be a final charette reporting session for “One Park North”, the proposed development on Lexington Road near Grinstead, across from “One Park”, at 6:00 p.m. at the Kentucky International Convention Center, 222 South 4th Street. Representatives of the applicant will be showing attendees what zoning application they plan to file and answer questions.

If you plan to attend, please park in the Commonwealth Parking Garage, located at the corner of 3rd and Jefferson Streets. Enter through the doors at the same corner (across from Porch Bar attached to the Marriott) and once inside the building, the room will be on your right-hand side.

3rd Annual Crescent Hill Tree Giveaway


The Crescent Hill Garden Club is once again offering free Appalachian Redbuds, a Kentucky native species, to residents for planting in the neighborhood as part of their annual signature tree project. 

To be eligible to receive a free tree, you must be a homeowner in Crescent Hill.

Trees will be ready for delivery the first week in April and planting assistance will be available if needed. Trees are available on a first come, first serve basis as quantities are limited. One tree per person. Help restore the tree canopy and plan to plant a tree this spring!

To reserve your tree, contact Denise Peterson at (502) 889-0086 or email denisepeterson48@gmail.com.

UCHM and St. MAM Food Pantry Assistance


United Crescent Hill Ministries (UCHM) would love your help at their food pantry. The pantry operates Monday – Thursday from 1:00- 4:00 p.m. at 150 S. State Street. Contact Janet at (502) 893-0346 x108 to learn more.

UCHM always needs these food items: canned vegetables, canned fruit, canned meats, shelf-stable milk, low sugar cereals, dry pastas, spaghetti sauce, rice, peanut butter, and sanitary items (deodorant, feminine hygiene, diapers, toothbrushes and toothpaste).


St. Matthews Area Ministries (St. MAM) needs volunteers to expedite food distribution to clients’ cars on Thursday mornings from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Volunteers must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. If interested, please email SuzanneDegregorio@stmam.com.

St. MAM is also collecting the following needed items: baby wash, baby lotion, 4T-5T boys and girls pull-ups, sizes 3/4/6 diapers, jelly, laundry detergent (smaller bottles), Arm and Hammer 3in1 shampoo/body wash/conditioner and paper towels.

Disc Golf in Champions Park

disc golf

Plans are progressing for a disc golf course at Champions Park near River Road and Zorn Avenue.  The course was proposed by a local group in 2021 and construction was funded with a $30,000 appropriation in the FY22 Louisville Metro budget.  After many months of planning and meetings onsite with Metro Parks staff, the next step is for the contractor to begin construction of the nine hole course, which could happen in the next several weeks.

Disc golf is one of several parks improvements planned for D9.  Look for more information soon about Crescent Hill and Bingham Parks.

Tax Preparation Appointments Available

tax prep

The Louisville Asset Building Coalition (LABC) is providing FREE tax preparation services again this year. There are in-person and drop-off appointments available. The service is FREE if you earned $66,000 Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) or less in 2021.

No appointments are necessary at United Crescent Hill Ministries (UCHM). Drop off every Friday through the end of tax season between 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at United Crescent Hill Ministries, 150 S. State Street, in Clifton. Questions, please call (502) 574-5687.

Other locations throughout Louisville offer appointments too. To make an appointment please call (502) 305-0005 or click here for an online appointment. Click here to view the brochure of other locations.

In order to access free self-file assistance, please visit www.labcservices.org and click on the “Free Tax Help” option.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Free Income Tax Preparation Assistance

Tax preparation assistance is also available through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program, which provides tax assistance to anyone, free of charge, with a focus on taxpayers who are over 50 and have low to moderate income. Assistance will be available by appointment only at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 2822 Frankfort Avenue.

Appointments are available every Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. through Apr 13, 2022.  For an appointment call 502-208-6731 or visit the web scheduler at http://www.aarp-tax-aide-lou.org/Sites/sites.html   For more information and a full AARP schedule, please visit www.aarp-tax-aide-lou.org.

SummerWorks Registration is Now Open

Sign up today to get a quality summer job! SummerWorks will help young people create a resume, apply to summer jobs, and get the preparation they need to succeed (soft skills). To be eligible, you must be 16-21 years of age as of June 1, 2022, and a resident of Louisville. Learn more at https://www.summerworks.org/.


Louisville Metro Government Career Fair – March 17

Metro seal

The Louisville Metro Government Human Resources Department will be hosting a Career Fair on Thursday, March 17, at the Muhammad Ali Center, 144 North 6th Street, from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. The event is open to the public. There are over 600 job opportunities posted on the Metro Government website for those interested and qualified - https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/louisvilleky. Subject matter experts will be on site on March 17 to answer any questions and interviews may be given by certain departments. All interested applicants are encouraged to bring a copy of their resume.

Although no registration is required, interested individuals are encouraged to preregister online here.

The proper wearing of a mask is requested and all COVID precautions and protocols will be in place. Parking at the Muhammad Ali Center is limited and on a first come basis. 

For more information, please contact Johnathan Dow at (502) 574-5417 or Johnathan.dow@louisvilleky.gov or Shante Thaxton at (502) 574-5016 or shante.taxton@louisvilleky.gov.

Olmsted Parks Conservancy is Hiring!

Olmsted Parks

Team for Healthy Parks is looking to add a Field Crew Technician. The Field Crew Technician works as a member of the Team for Healthy Parks, performing ecological restoration, horticultural maintenance and many other projects throughout Louisville’s 17 Olmsted-designed parks.

The Field Crew Technician job exists to restore, enhance, and protect these original, historic greenspaces. The Conservancy works closely with Louisville Parks & Recreation to ensure Olmsted Parks are accessible, safe, and that natural areas are healthy and well maintained. A full job description and list of benefits is available here. Interested parties can contact Operations Manager, Nik Eiche, nik.eiche@olmstedparks.org.

Abramson Leadership Exchange Focuses on Immigrants


Spalding University's Doctor of Education Leadership program, in partnership with Ignite Louisville and the Young Professionals of Louisville (YPAL) welcomes the public 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 12, 2022, to a virtual session of the Abramson Leadership Exchange – a series of executive panel discussions moderated by former Mayor Jerry Abramson, who serves as Spalding's Executive in Residence.

The topic will be The Role of Local Leaders in Community Inclusion for Immigrants, with presentations from community leaders and successful, innovative social service advocates.

This is a free, public event, but attendees must register in advance. This session of the Exchange will be conducted fully online in a virtual meeting format. The link to join the session will be sent closer to the event. Panelists joining Mayor Abramson will be:

  • Clair Wallace, Director of South Louisville Community Ministries
  • Sabeen Nazim, Former Director of the Metro Office of Globalization
  • Shelby Somervell, VP of Government Affairs and Communications at GLI
  • Kristina Mielke, Career Counselor for Refugees and Immigrants at Jewish Family and Career Services

Register online here.

Know Waste: Why Proper Disposal of Household Hazardous Waste Matters

Know Waste

Pouring hazardous materials in the drain, flushing them down the toilet, or throwing them in the trash has a negative impact on the environment and can be dangerous. When several products are mixed together, chemical reactions can occur, releasing toxic gases and starting fires. Throwing hazardous waste in the garbage poses health and safety risks to sanitation workers.

Where SHOULD Household Hazardous Waste go? The Waste Management District funds a FREE household hazardous waste disposal site for Jefferson County residents called Haz Bin. It’s located at 7501 Grade Lane and open year-round Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Holidays may affect hours.) Dispose batteries, lawn/garden chemicals, oil-based paint and varnishes, fluorescent light bulbs, and more! Details at Louisvilleky.gov/HazBin.

Not sure if your items are hazardous? Use the search tool on Louisville’s Recycle Coach app to find out!

Spring Forward on March 13

Spring Forward

Set a reminder for Sunday, March 13 at 2:00 a.m. to turn your clocks forward as daylight saving time begins.

It’s also a good time to check your smoke detectors. For the last few years I’ve also used the time change to ask residents to check street lights in their area. We rely on residents to report any outages and a street light won’t get repaired unless someone reports it. You can do that here.

ABC Notification for 3814 Frankfort Avenue

ABC notifications

Below, please find an Alcoholic Beverage License memo and Courier Journal Legal announcement for a Quota Retail Liquor by the Drink, NQ4 Retail Malt Beverage by the Drink, Sunday Liquor Drink, and Supplemental Bar license(s) being applied for, located at 3814 Frankfort Avenue (dba The Fox Den, formerly Diamonds).  The ad ran in The Courier Journal Wednesday, February 23, 2022.

Read more about The Fox Den in this Courier-Journal article.

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. 22-CUP-0021
Conditional Use Permit to allow a short term rental of a dwelling unit that is not the primary residence of the host.
Subject Property: 2331 Payne Street  
Case Manager: Zachary Schwager (Zachary.Schwager@louisvilleky.gov)      
Meeting Date: Monday, March 7, 2022
Location: Online at https://louisvilleky.gov/government/planning-design/upcoming-public-meetings. You may also participate in person at the Old Jail Auditorium, 514 W. Liberty Street.


Case No. 22-VARIANCE-0015
Variance for a proposed smoking retail store to be within 1,000 feet of a public or private early childhood school and an indoor athletic facility.
Subject Property: 4238 Shelbyville Road
Case Manager: Zachary Schwager (Zachary.Schwager@louisvilleky.gov)      
Meeting Date: Monday, March 7, 2022
Location: Online at https://louisvilleky.gov/government/planning-design/upcoming-public-meetings. You may also participate in person at the Old Jail Auditorium, 514 W. Liberty Street.


Case No. 22-VARIANCE-0001 and 22-WAIVER-0001
Variances to allow proposed off-street parking to encroach into the required street side yard and a sign to encroach into the required front and street side yard with associated landscape waivers.
Subject Property: 4025 Shelbyville Road
Case Manager: Zachary Schwager (Zachary.Schwager@louisvilleky.gov)      
Meeting Date: Monday, March 7, 2022
Location: Online at https://louisvilleky.gov/government/planning-design/upcoming-public-meetings. You may also participate in person at the Old Jail Auditorium, 514 W. Liberty Street.


Case No. 21-ZONE-0039
Change in Zoning from R-6 (Multi-Family Residential) to OR-1 (Office/Residential) with a landscape waiver.
Subject Property: 309 S. Spring Street
Case Manager: Julia Williams (Julia.williams@louisvilleky.gov)       
Meeting Date: Thursday, March 17, 2022
Location: Online at https://louisvilleky.gov/government/planning-design/upcoming-public-meetings. You may also participate in person at the Old Jail Auditorium, 514 W. Liberty Street.


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, March 3: Crescent Hill Community Council (CHCC) monthly board meeting at 7:00 p.m. at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S. Peterson Avenue, or via Zoom. Contact CHCC for Zoom virtual meeting information. For more information, please visit the CHCC website: http://www.crescenthill.us/.

Saturday, March 5: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, will host a Saturday morning book discussion at 10:30 a.m. Plan to discuss, The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah. Questions, please contact the branch at 574-1793.

Saturday, March 5: Tailspin Ale Fest from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Bowman Field. Tickets are $42.49 and are available online by clicking here. For more information, please visit https://tailspinalefest.com/.

Tuesday, March 8: Clifton Community Council Board of Directors meeting at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom. Meeting is open to the public. If you would like to attend the meeting, please email Mike O’Leary at michael.oleary@twc.com.

Thursday, March 10: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, will host an afternoon book discussion at 2:00 p.m. Plan to discuss, The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore. Questions, please contact the branch at 574-1771.

Tuesday, March 15: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, will host a movie discussion group at 2:00 p.m. Plan to discuss Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious. Questions, please contact the branch at 574-1771.

Tuesday, March 15: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, will host a night owls book discussion at 6:30 p.m. Plan to discuss, Hill Women by District 8 Metro Council member Cassie Chambers Armstrong. Questions, please contact the branch at 574-1771.

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