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D9 Spring Community Cleanup – April 9

D9 cleanup

If you’re tired of seeing litter, help us do something about it! Please plan to join your neighbors on Saturday, April 9, for the D9 Spring Community Cleanup. One week before the Easter Parade on April 16, we’ll begin on Frankfort Avenue – picking up litter, sprucing up flower beds, tree wells and more - but you can work wherever you like. There’s a lot to do – and we need your help!

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, including trash grabbers. For more information, please contact the D9 office at 574-1109 or email bill.hollander@louisvilleky.gov.

More Trees Coming to The Avenue

Frankfort Avenue trees

Just in time for the Easter Parade on April 16, we’re adding trees to Frankfort Avenue.  Work has been underway to increase the size of tree wells and fill the holes with quality soil.  Tree planting will be completed soon.

It’s all part of an effort to replace trees that were dead or dying and fill some empty tree wells.  Thank you to Louisville’s Community Forestry team, Trees Louisville and MSD for assistance with the project.  Look for the new trees soon!

Louisville Metro Spring Break Options

spring break

There are various free and low-cost options for keeping students active and engaged during this year’s Spring Break, which is April 4-8 for Jefferson County Public Schools. To learn about opportunities through Parks and Recreation, Kentucky Science Center, Louisville Free Public Library, Belle of Louisville and Frazier History Museum, please click here.

Have a safe and fun Spring Break!

Solar Over Louisville – April 2

Solar Over Louisville

Join the first in-person Solar Over Louisville Workshop this Saturday at the Louisville Free Public Library Main Branch! Solar Over Louisville offers residents and small businesses the opportunity to band together and access 12-19% discounted rates on solar, and connects participants with a vetted solar installation partner, Solar Energy Solutions, to make going solar hassle-free! At the in-person workshop, you'll be able to meet the team behind the program, interact directly with the installers, and see some solar panel displays! Please use the link below to register. 

Saturday, April 2 at 1:00 PM EST (In-Person)
Louisville Free Public Library - Main Branch, 301 York St, Louisville, KY 40203
(This was initially set up as a Zoom Link and the Zoom link will continue to be used for registrations, but the event is confirmed to be in-person).

Frankfort Avenue Traffic Changes Coming But Delayed

In our last newsletter, we gave an update on the Louisville Water Company project on Frankfort Avenue.  Since that time, we've heard that traffic pattern changes have been delayed for a few days and will now likely start in mid-April.  When that happens, Stilz Avenue will re-open, and Phase II will begin. There are a few other major changes during Phase II. 

First, eastbound Frankfort Avenue traffic will need to detour. There are two detour options: Stilz Avenue (to Lexington Road) or Hillcrest Avenue (to Brownsboro Road).

Second, westbound Frankfort Avenue will be open through the construction zone, with two westbound lanes in some places and one westbound lane between Sacred Heart Lane and Hillcrest Avenue. 

Third, Reservoir Avenue will close at Frankfort Avenue. Residents using the Crescent Hill Reservoir, Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center, and the Crescent Hill Golf Course will have access from Brownsboro Road. 

Louisville Water expects to open east and westbound lanes on Frankfort Avenue this summer, hopefully in July.  

Phase II work will be completed between April and September, with final restoration and the end of the project in October. 

Please drive carefully in the area as we all adjust to these new traffic patterns.


Free Shakespeare in Seneca Park – April 9

Shakespeare in the Parks

Kentucky Shakespeare has announced the return of the FREE Shakespeare in the Parks tour. The spring tour includes a six-actor production of Julius Caesar and will tour in thirty-four parks in April and May. 

Audience members are invited to bring their own chairs and blankets for this free, family-friendly community event.

The Saturday, April 9, performance is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. in Seneca Park, 3151 Pee Wee Reese Road. Later in the schedule are events at St. Matthews City Hall on May 1 and Story Avenue Park on May 15.  

Click here for all dates, times, and more information.

Save the Date for Easter Events

Easter events

Easter events which have not been held for the last two years due to the pandemic are back on this year.  Mark your calendars for the following:

Crescent Hill Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 16 at 10:00 a.m. at The Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S. Peterson Avenue. This event includes an Easter egg hunt (children separated by age), prizes and storytelling. 

Frankfort Avenue Easter Parade on Saturday, April 16 at 11:30 a.m. The parade will begin at Birchwood Avenue and travel down Frankfort Avenue ending at Pope Street. For more information, please visit https://faba.wildapricot.org/Easter-Parade.  

Storm Drain Marking Project to Protect Beargrass Creek

MSD storm drains

Earth Day is April 22 and Kentucky Waterways Alliance, in partnership with Rotary Club of Louisville, is marking the day with a Storm Drain Marking Volunteer Project in Crescent Hill on Saturday, April 23, from 9:00 a.m. – Noon.  The work begins at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 2822 Frankfort Avenue.

Volunteers will affix curb stickers to storm drains to alert citizens that materials flowing into storm drains empty directly into Beargrass Creek. Advance registration is required. Please click here to register.

Why Attainable Housing Needs to be Prioritized


A few weeks ago, the Metropolitan Housing Coalition (MHC) launched its Attainable Housing for All initiative, aimed at ensuring a safe, stable future for our families, friends, neighbors, coworkers and community.

MHC’s own research and partner insights show that housing is a key indicator of long-term success for generations to come. The Humana Foundation is one of those partners leading the way in bridging the gap between health and housing. New CEO Tiffany Benjamin recently spoke on this issue in an amazing video testimonial linked here.

I’ll continue to work on housing for all and encourage you to get involved, especially on continuing to reform our Land Development Code.

Tax Preparation Assistance 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.

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

National Youth Violence Prevention Week - One Love Louisville Ambassador Training – April 2

What can you do to help address the unacceptable violence in Louisville? Become a One Love Louisville Ambassador!

The next Ambassador Training will be held on Saturday, April 2, from 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the Main Branch of the Louisville Free Public Library located at 301 York Street. The Ambassador Training will be youth-centered and participants will be trained in Mental Health 101/Suicide Prevention, 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! Registration is required, click here. Lunch will be served.


New Self-Service Recycling Dumpsters

recycling dumpsters

Self-service recycling drop-off locations, including the one in the Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center parking lot,  are transitioning from one or two 30-yard dumpsters that had to be removed to be emptied to several 8-yard dumpsters that can be emptied into a truck on site. This allows the emptying process to be more efficient and to occur more frequently. These dumpsters are designed to help prevent illegal dumping and contamination. The old dumpsters with larger openings were notoriously filled with illegal materials, like construction debris, causing contamination to the recyclables. New signage is clear and consistent showing what is accepted and what is not.

Recycling collection staff have noticed that residents are bending the lids to fully open the dumpsters. Please do not do this! When the dumpsters are left open, others might place large non-recyclable items inside. Also, rain can collect inside the dumpster. They have also noticed that residents will leave large items on the ground outside the dumpsters. Don't do that either.

Please follow these tips and suggestions to use the dumpsters correctly and ensure that the material can be recycled:

  • Bring your recyclables in a container that you find easiest to empty into the slot. This might take trial and error to find what works best for you.  
  • Remove packaging materials from cardboard boxes before arriving at the drop-off location. Styrofoam inserts and plastic bags and wrap are not accepted - so these items should not be left inside a box or put into the dumpster. 
  • Flatten, fold, or cut cardboard boxes before arriving at the drop-off location. 
  • Take photos of the dumpster signs to use as a reminder of what to collect in your recycling container at home. 

Find a drop-off recycling location near you! Learn more about what you can recycle at Louisvilleky.gov/Recycling or use the Recycle Coach app! Click here to watch a video about how to use the self-service recycling dumpsters. 

Pop-Up Drop-Off Event – April 2


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, through November, at various locations.

The April event is scheduled for Saturday, April 2, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Sun Valley Ball Field, 10401 Lower River Road / Ashby Lane Baptist Church, 6617 Ashby Lane.

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!  

ABC Notifications

ABC Notifications

Below, please find an Alcoholic Beverage License memo and Courier Journal Legal announcement for a NQ2 Restaurant Retail Drink and Sunday Liquor Drink license(s) being applied for, located at 1737 Frankfort Avenue (Pregame Coffee).  The ad ran in The Courier Journal Sunday, March 20, 2022.

Below, please find an Alcoholic Beverage License memo and Courier Journal Legal announcement for a Quota Retail Liquor by the Drink, Quota Retail Liquor by the Package, NQ4 Retail Malt Beverage by the Drink and NQ Retail Malt Beverage by the Package license(s) being applied for, located at 2011 Frankfort Avenue, Unit 101 (Harvey's Cheese). The ad ran in The Courier Journal Sunday, March 27, 2022.

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-VARIANCE-0014
Variance for a fence height in the street side yard setback.
Subject Property: 3700 Warner Avenue
Case Manager: Heather Pollock (Heather.Pollock@louisvileky.gov)         
Meeting Date: Monday, April 4, 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-DDP-0019
Detailed District Development Plan with a waiver.
Subject Property: 3700 Brownsboro Road
Case Manager: Tara Sorrels (Tara.Sorrels@louisvilleky.gov)        
Meeting Date: Wednesday, April 6, 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-0068
Change in zoning from R-6 to C-1, commercial with conditional use permit for outdoor alcohol sales and consumption, detailed plan, waivers and variance.
Subject Property: 1203 Payne Street
Case Manager: Joel Dock (Joel.Dock@louisvilleky.gov)          
Meeting Date: Thursday, April 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.


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, April 1: Carmichael's Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, will host Kristina Gorcheva-Newberry to present The Orchard at 7:00 p.m. Masks are required for in-person events. For more information and to register, please click here. Questions, please contact the store at 896-6950.

Saturday, April 2: FREE computer tune-up and repair service is offered the first Saturday of each month at the St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Ave from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. in the small conference room. Participants must bring any additional devices that are needed such as keyboard, monitor, and mouse for desk tops. If participants are bringing a laptop, please bring your battery charger. If you plan to attend, please contact Rae Taylor at taylor_rae@hotmail.com. They will be limiting the attendance to 5 people.  

Tuesday, April 5: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, will host an adult book discussion at 2:00 p.m. Plan to discuss The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh. Questions, please contact the branch at 574-1771.

Wednesday, April 6Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, will host a meeting of the minds at 7:00 p.m. Questions, please contact the branch at 574-1793.

Thursday, April 7: Crescent Hill Community Council Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S. Peterson Avenue.

Saturday, April 9: Louisville Folk School presents the Cupola Concerts at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S. Peterson Avenue. On April 9, enjoy the Don Rogers Band with Fernando Moya. Music will begin at 7:30 p.m. Reserved seating is $25 in advance, General Admission is $15 in advance or day of the show $20. Cash bar will be available. Limited advanced seating is available at https://louisvillefolkschool.org/collections/events.

Tuesday, April 12: Clifton Community Council Board of Directors Meeting at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom. This meeting is open to the public.

Thursday, April 14: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, will host an afternoon book discussion at 2:00 p.m. Join in to celebrate National Poetry Month to discuss favorite works of poetry. Questions, please contact the branch at 574-1771.

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