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March for Our Lives Rally – June 11

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Last weekend, I joined many Louisvillians – including members of Moms Demand Action - in a gun violence peace walk and survivor remembrance. Listening to survivors share their stories at this annual event is always an incredibly moving experience.  This year, I also heard many parents tearfully talk about the fear their children have about going to school. It’s heartbreaking.

March for our Lives

This weekend, various groups, including the local Moms chapter, are rallying and marching in Louisville again, to support passage of the common sense gun legislation the vast majority of Americans support.  JCPS Justice Now students, WE Day Kentucky, The ACE Project, Moms Demand Action – Kentucky Chapter, MOMS – Mothers of Murdered Sons & Daughters, and more will rally against gun violence on Saturday, June 11 at 1:00 p.m. at Louisville Metro Hall, 527 W. Jefferson Street,  and march a short distance to the federal building. 

Because change happens when people get involved – and stay involved - I’ll be with them.  I hope you will be too.

For more information, please click here

Large Item Setout in District 9 this Weekend

large item setout

It’s time to clean house and get ready for another large item collection if you live in the 9th District Louisville Metro Urban Services District (USD). You may begin setting out your large items on Friday, June 10, in the afternoon. All items must be set out by Monday, June 13, at 6:00 a.m. Some items (hazardous materials, construction debris, etc.) are not collected and these guidelines are being strictly followed. For collection guidelines, please click here.

To sign up for large item set out reminders by email and text, or to find out if you are in the collection area,  click here and enter your address. After selecting your address from the list of suggested addresses, you can view collection dates by month, or sign up for reminders.

Kentuckiana Pride Festival and Parade – June 18

KY Pride

LGBTQ+ Pride Month is celebrated each year in June with events throughout the United States.  In Louisville, the 2022 Kentuckiana Pride Festival and Parade will take place downtown on June 18, with the festival on the Big Four Lawn at Waterfront Park.

Some of the entertainment lineup includes international recording artist Tove Lo, and other performances from:

  • Miki Ratsula
  • Dominique Morgan
  • The Kentucky Gentlemen
  • Daisha McBride

Louisville talent performing on the festival's two stages include Most Wanted, Louisville Gay Men's Chorus, drag performances hosted by Leah Halston and more. Many vendors will also be on hand.

While the parade is free, entry into the festival is $5. The parade starts at the corner of Campbell and Market at Noon on Saturday, June 18, turns onto Preston and finishes at the Big Four Lawn. The parade route is lined with thousands in our community who come to celebrate and promote diversity. More information is here: https://kypride.com/. Happy Pride!

Juneteenth Jubilee Celebrations in June


Juneteenth commemorates the effective end of slavery in the United States. Juneteenth (short for “June Nineteenth”) marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865 to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people were freed.

There are many events that you can participate in during Louisville’s Jubilee Celebration. Below is a list, and you can visit https://louisvilleky.gov/government/juneteenth for details on any of the below events.

  • June 11 – First Tee Louisville’s 22nd Annual George “GG” Johnson Golf Scramble
  • June 13-17 – Juneteenth Camp for youth
  • June 13-14 – WAVE Country with Dawne Gee at 2 p.m.
  • June 14 – Lean into Louisville, Redistricting Panel Discussion at 6:30 p.m.
  • June 15 – Lean into Louisville, Presentation: The Kentucky African American Civil War Soldiers Project at Noon
  • June 16 – The Louisville Metro Human Relations Commission celebrates 60th Anniversary/Juneteenth luncheon at 11 a.m.
  • June 16 – Miss Juneteenth Pageant, 1 – 5 p.m.
  • June 17 – Agape Day, Dare to Care & National Panhellenic Council
  • June 17 – Juneteenth Jubilee Celebration Gala
  • June 18 – Race for Justice by Future Ancestors at 8 a.m.
  • June 18 – Juneteenth Youth Jamboree, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • June 19 – Presbyterian Church USA hybrid service at 11 a.m.

Juneteenth Freedom Day – Collections Delayed

Metro seal

In commemoration of the freeing of the last enslaved people in the United States, Louisville Metro has a new holiday, Juneteenth Freedom Day on June 19, which will be observed on Monday, June 20.

The collection of garbage and yard waste in Louisville’s Urban Services District (USD) will be delayed by one day that week. In the D9 portion of the USD, garbage will be collected on Wednesday, June 22 and yard waste will be collected on Saturday, June 25. As a reminder, carts must be set out by 6:00 a.m.

To receive automatic reminders of changes due to holidays, download the Recycle Coach app at the App Store on Google Play

Bamboo and Beavers near I-64


Stepping away from its mission of improving the community tree canopy for a moment, TreesLouisville has planted 200+ Pleioblastus ‘Chrysophyllus’ in the two medians just west of the I-64 overpass. ‘Chrysophyllus’ is a low growing bamboo cultivar that will reach 18-24 inches in height at maturity. It is an aggressive grower, so it should outcompete any weed species that try to return to the site. It will provide brilliant golden foliage throughout most of the year.

Returning to tree work, TreesLouisville also replaced six damaged ‘Appalachian Red’ Redbud trees on the east side of I-64 and two Parrotias that suddenly died in the Lexington Road median. Losing the Parottias was very strange since they had been established for quite some time. When they were removed, the mystery was solved. A hungry beaver must have stopped in the middle of the road and had lunch because the damage was quite obvious.  Hopefully they won’t be quite as attracted to the replacement species.

Thank you, TreesLouisville!  More about the organization is here.

Free Movies in the Park

St. MAM movies

The St. Matthews Chamber of Commerce is hosting Movies in the Park again this year. All movies are FREE and will be shown at Brown Park, located at Kresge Way and Browns Lane. Movies are shown on the second Saturday of June, July, September, and October, with all movies beginning at sundown. Be sure to bring a blanket or chairs, as all seating will be in the grass at the park. No alcohol or smoking is allowed. For more information, please click here.

  • Saturday, June 11 – Shrek
  • Saturday, July 9 – The Goonies
  • Saturday, September 10 – Encanto
  • Saturday, October 8 – Goosebumps

Zoning Matters: Conversation with a City Planner

Zoning Matters

Conversations with a City Planner are part of Louisville's ongoing Land Development Code (LDC) Reform. The LDC Reform is an equity focused approach to revise the LDC consistently with Plan 2040 to allow for increased housing choices and opportunities in new and existing neighborhoods, to create procedures and regulations that are easier to use and increase the quality of life by reducing the concentration of environmental hazards near housing.

Joel Dock from Louisville Metro’s Office of Planning and Design Services will be available to answer questions about zoning (What is zoning? Why does it matter?) and discuss the ongoing LDC Reform project. Planners want to hear about your neighborhood and discuss what the reform means for you!

Mr. Dock will be at the Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, on the below dates and times. Hope you can stop by!

  • Friday, June 10 between 10 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday, June 28 between 4:30 – 8 PM

Click here for a one-pager with general information. Questions, please contact Joel Dock, Planning Coordinator with the Office of Planning and Design Services at (502) 574-5860, email LDCReform@louisvilleky.gov, or visit www.louisvilleky.gov/ldcreform.

Free Fan Giveaway Event – June 11

fan fair

A "Fan Fair" Giveaway and Resource event is scheduled for Saturday, June 11, from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the Edison Center, 701 W. Ormsby Ave., Louisville, KY 40203.

Fans will be available at no cost for seniors 60 and older, as well as for individuals with documented, physical disabilities, on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Fan Fair qualifications and guidelines are as follows:

  • Person 60 years or older
  • Or documentation verified by a physician of a physical disability
  • Resident of Jefferson, Oldham, Henry, Shelby, Spencer, Trimble or Bullitt Counties
  • Proof of address and age
  • ​One fan per household

The Louisville Metro Police Department will also be educating and collecting prescription drugs to properly and safely dispose of unwanted or expired prescription drugs in the home. More information can be found at louisvilleky.gov/fanfair.

Pop-Up Drop-Off Event – June 25

Pop-Up Drop-off event

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 June event is scheduled for Saturday, June 25, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Doss High School, 7601 St. Andrew Church 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

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! 

St. Matthews Independence Day 5K

Independence Day 5K

St. Matthews Independence Day 5K, open to all runners, walkers, teams, and virtual participants, is at St. Matthews Baptist Church, 3515 Grandview Avenue. The 5K will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, July 4. Registration is $30 through June 30 and $35 on packet pickup or race day. You can register online here. A portion of the proceeds will benefit St. Matthews Area Ministries (St. MAM).

Volunteers Needed for Crescent Hill 4th of July Festival

Fourth of July

The Crescent Hill 4th of July Festival at the Peterson-Dumesnil House is scheduled for Sunday, July 3 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Monday, July 4 from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. with fireworks on the 4th at 10 p.m. There will also be live music, food & beer trucks, art fair, pet show, cake contest, cake wheel, kid zone, free inflatables, silent auction, and raffle.

Volunteers are needed to help make the festival a success! Do you have 3 hours to donate to the neighborhood?  There are lots of volunteer opportunities and some are great for families.  Also, this is a great opportunity for high school students needing service hours. Questions, please contact Melissa Mershon at 502-262-5284 or email Melissa.Mershon@gmail.com.

CLICK HERE for More Volunteer Information


Neighborhood Meeting Notification for UCHM

1815 Arlington

United Crescent Hill Ministries (UCHM) has submitted a request to Planning & Design Services for a conditional use permit (CUP) to use a former boiler building at 1815 Arlington Avenue, as a “Community Service Facility”. The plan is to repurpose the currently vacant boiler building to become the food pantry for UCHM. The new space will provide a client choice model for food distribution for low-wealth families to choose the items for their family which meet their own dietary needs. The current pantry is in UCHM’s current property directly across the parking lot from the boiler building. An average of 140 to 150 households are served each month.  

The case number is 22-CUPPA-0116 and the case manager is Zachary Schwager (Zachary.Schwager@louisvilleky.gov).

You are invited to an in-person meeting to discuss the proposal and answer any questions on Tuesday, July 12, at 6:00 p.m. at United Crescent Hill Ministries, 150 State Street. You can also contact UCHM directly at (502) 587-6763 with any questions. Click here to read the entire notification letter.

Eatz Vietnamese - 2244 Frankfort Avenue

I was very happy to learn that Eatz Vietnamese is coming to Frankfort Avenue in space vacated by Fork & Barrel, which moved down the street to join Morning Fork. 

Below, please find an Alcoholic Beverage License memo and Courier Journal Legal announcement for a NQ2 Restaurant Retail Drink, Sunday Liquor Drink, and Transitional license(s) being applied for, located at 2244 Frankfort Avenue (dba Eatz Vietnamese). The ad ran in The Courier Journal Friday, May 27, 2022.

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, June 9: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, will host an afternoon book discussion at 2:00 p.m. Join us for a discussion of The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1771.

Thursday, June 9: Crescent Hill Farmers Market every Thursday from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. at 201 S. Peterson Avenue, at the corner of Peterson and Frankfort Avenue through October 27.

Thursday, June 9: St. Matthews Area Ministries (St. MAM) will host a fundraiser at Raising Cane's Chicken, 10490 Westport Road, from 3:00 - 8:00 p.m. Mention the fundraiser and Cane's will donate 15% of sales to St. MAM.

Saturday, June 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 Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts. 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 call the branch at 574-1793.

Monday, June 13: Free movie night at Iroquois Amphitheater, 1080 Amphitheater Road. Gates will open at 7:30 p.m. and the movie begins at 8:30 p.m. Enjoy the movie, Ghostbusters: Afterlife. Questions, please contact the box office at (502) 368-5865.

Tuesday, June 14: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, will host Microsoft PowerPoint 1 training at 11:00 a.m. This class is an introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint, a program used to create slideshows and presentations. Topics include getting started, adding graphics, and presenting your slideshow. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1771.

Friday, June 17 and Saturday, June 18: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, will host a Friends of the Library Booksale at 1:00 p.m. Drop by to check out some fantastic bargains in a 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 call the branch at 574-1771.

Sunday, June 19: Happy Father's Day!

Monday, June 20: Free movie night at Iroquois Amphitheater, 1080 Amphitheater Road. Gates will open at 7:30 p.m. and the movie begins at 8:30 p.m. Enjoy the movie, Grease. Questions, please contact the box office at (502) 368-5865.

Tuesday, June 21: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, will host a movie discussion group at 2:00 p.m. Millers Crossing directed by Joel & Ethan Coen. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1771.

Tuesday, June 21: Clifton Community Council Quarterly Public meeting and board elections at 6:00 p.m. at the Clifton Campus of Northeast Church, 131 Vernon Avenue. Five board positions are up for election. To be eligible to vote one must be a Clifton resident, business, or property owner, and be a paid dues member ($10 per person per year). If you are interested in volunteering to serve on the board, please contact Mike O’Leary at michael.oleary@twc.com or 502-744-3144.

Tuesday, June 21: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, will host a night owls book discussion at 6:30 p.m. Plan to discuss Carol by Patricia Highsmith. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1771.

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