District 9 eNews - Thursday, July 21, 2022


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Breslin Park Cleanup this Saturday, July 23

Breslin Park cleanup

Please plan to join us on Saturday, July 23, in Breslin Park, located at the corner of Lexington Road and Payne Street. Volunteers will begin at 8:30 a.m. working in the wooded area around the perimeter of the park. This area has become a dumping ground and volunteers will work to remove the debris and clutter. We’ll also be sprucing up other areas of the park.

Please dress appropriately for work in the wooded area. District 9 will provide bags, gloves and tools for the event. If you have any questions, please contact the office at (502) 574-1109 or email kyle.ethridge@louisvilleky.gov.

“Meet with Bill” – July 26

Meet with Bill

I am always happy to hear from constituents.  To make meeting with me in person more convenient, I hold office hours at various places around District 9, in addition to our regular, evening D9 Community Conversations.  On Tuesday, July 26, from 10:00 a.m. – Noon, I’ll be at the Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, in the downstairs meeting room. Please stop by with any questions or concerns. You can also call anytime at 574-1109 or email me.

Clifton and Crescent Hill Area Plan Survey

Clifton - Crescent Hill plan

Last year, the Clifton Community Council and Crescent Hill Community Council expressed interest in updating their respective neighborhood plans. In a partnership with Louisville Forward, District 9 allocated $40,000 in Neighborhood Development Funds towards the total cost to update the plans. This spring, the Taylor Siefker Williams Design Group was selected as the consultant for the project. The Advisory Group held its first meeting a few weeks ago, and now is the time for community involvement!

The Clifton-Crescent Hill Area Plan is a community-guided process that will develop strategies to make short and long-term improvements for the Clifton and Crescent Hill community. Strategies will focus on ideas related to land use, transportation, and housing. Please share your vision for the future of Clifton and Crescent Hill with an interactive mapping experience online at www.cliftoncrescenthillplan.com.

There are also separate surveys for each respective neighborhood. The consultants are trying to get targeted information for each neighborhood, but please feel free to complete them both.

Mark your calendars for a community workshop to share your ideas, give feedback about your neighborhood, help craft a community vision and define future priorities for Clifton and Crescent Hill. The workshop is scheduled for Saturday, August 13 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Bingham Park, in conjunction with Olmsted Parks Conservancy’s Summer Series event.

Louisville Water Projects

Water Meter Upgrade

Louisville Water is implementing a multi-year project to upgrade water meters.  In the coming weeks, contractors and employees will do work in a portion of District 9 (from Stilz Avenue east to Fairmeade Road) to replace older meters with new ones.  The below map shows where Louisville Water will be working. The installation is quick and will only result in water being turned off for a short period of time, typically less than 30 minutes.  Before the work is performed, the Louisville Water contractor, Grid One Solutions, will knock on the door to let the customer know what they are doing. Meter upgrades will take place Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Louisville Water will also leave a note on the door when the work is complete. 

Grid One Solutions uses an orange and black Grid One logo and Louisville Water contractor signs. All workers will have Grid One identification badges. For more information, please visit https://www.louisvillewater.com/meterupgrade.

Water Meter Upgrades

Frankfort Avenue Update

It’s been almost one year since Louisville Water Company began the project near the Crescent Hill Water Treatment Plant to replace one of its oldest water mains and install additional pipes to deliver more drinking water. The Frankfort Avenue Main Replacement Project will increase the size and reliability of critical water mains near the treatment plant. This $16.6 million investment has included work on Frankfort, Stilz, and Reservoir Avenues.


Louisville Water recognizes the inconvenience the project is causing the neighborhood.  Replacing aging infrastructure that is over 100 years old with new large water mains is a major undertaking that unfortunately takes a long time to complete.  Additionally, Louisville Water has had some delays due to supply chain issues. But the project is still on target to be completed on time. Louisville Water is hoping to open two lanes of traffic on Frankfort Avenue (one eastbound and one westbound) by August 15.  This should significantly ease traffic in the area, including on adjacent streets. Final restoration of the area is expected in October. More information about the project is here.      

Buy Local Fair – July 30

Buy Local Fair

The Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) is pleased to announce the return of the Annual Buy Local Fair on Saturday, July 30, from 12:00pm – 6:00pm at Louisville Water Tower Park, 3005 River Road. Presented by Louisville Water Company with support from Amish Hills Furniture, Louisville Metro Council and many sponsors, admission to the Buy Local Fair is free. Parking is $6 in advance or $8 at the gate, and bicycle parking is free. For more information, visit keeplouisvilleweird.com/buylocalfair.

Attendees will be able to visit more than 100 booths from local businesses, artists and craftspeople, community organizations and farmers, and enjoy food and beverage vendors, a cooking competition, a Kids Fun Zone, misting tent and music. Some new highlights this year will be Carmichael’s Bookstore unveiling their “book mobile” created from an old Frito Lay truck and live demonstrations from the Derby City Street Curling Club.

National Night Out – August 2


LMPD’s 5th Division will host the Annual National Night Out on Tuesday, August 2 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S. Peterson Avenue. There is fun for all ages, including food, drinks, drug toss, child ID cards, door prizes and more. National Night Out is a great way to interact with the LMPD officers who keep us safe every day. This is a free, family-friendly event. Click here to view the flyer.

The St. Matthews Police Department will once again participate in the National Night Out community event on August 2 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the St. Matthews Community Park, 310 Ten Pin Ln. 

Land Development Code Reform: New Form Districts


The Office of Advanced Planning and Sustainability and Planning and Design Services will be hosting two upcoming (in-person) visioning sessions for the New Form Districts. Please join in and share your vision for the future of Louisville’s built environment in these forms. Meeting information is below, or click here for the flyer.  

Visioning Session 1: Urban Center Neighborhood
Tuesday, July 26, 2022, from 6:00-7:30pm
Main Library (301 York Street), Community Room 202

Visioning Session 2: Conservation
Wednesday, July 27, 2022, from 6:00-7:30pm
Gheens Foundation Lodge (1421 Beckley Creek Pkwy)

To learn more and watch a recording of the introductory meeting held on June 28, 2022, please visit https://louisvilleky.gov/newforms.

Please contact Joe Haberman at 574-5178 or Mike King at 574-0032 with any questions.

For more on the Land Development Code Reform please visit https://louisvilleky.gov/ldcreform.

How to Clean Your Garbage Cart

garbage cart

City garbage carts are built to last, but you might notice the summer heat making them smellier than usual. And if you’ve noticed, the collection crews have too! Carts are easy to clean using items you have around the house and without getting yourself too messy

  1. Use a hose with a sprayer attachment to rinse it out. You can turn the cart on its side to spray it out. 
  2. Make a cleaning solution inside the cart. You can use dish soap and distilled vinegar.
  3. Fill the bottom of the cart with a couple inches of water. This should generate bubbles and give you some soapy water to work with without wasting too much water.
  4. Scrub the inside walls of the container using a broom, long-handled scrub brush, or mop. You can scrub the outside of the cart too.
  5. Rinse the cart and turn it on its side to drain.
  6. Leave the lid off the cart and allow it to dry, ideally in the sun.
  7. Keep it cleaner by bagging all trash and sealing the bags.

To report damaged carts, please contact Metro311

UCHM School Supply Donations

Back to School Bash

JCPS students return to the classroom in just over four weeks, on August 10. United Crescent Hill Ministries (UCHM) is gathering monetary and backpack donations to support the families in our community so that everyone is ready for the upcoming school year. They are asking community members to sponsor a child/children with a $20 donation per child and a donation of a new backpack. All financial or backpack donations are appreciated. The Emergency Assistance Committee Members will purchase the needed school supplies based on donations received and distribute them to families. Donations are due by July 22.

To make a donation for the UCHM school supply drive, sponsors can visit UCHM’s website, or send checks to 150 South State Street, Louisville, KY 40206 with the memo line “school supplies”. Donate online at https://www.uchmlouky.org/get-involved/give/. Individuals can drop off backpack donations to 150 South State Street. 

Now is the time to register for school supplies. Please apply online at www.uchmlouky.org by July 22. The Back to School Bash is scheduled for Saturday, August 6.

Metro Parks Fall Sports Leagues

fall sports leagues

Louisville Parks and Recreation is now registering fall sports leagues, including youth soccer, youth basketball, youth volleyball, adult kickball and adult softball in parks around the city. There will be an adult kickball and softball league in Seneca Park, beginning in mid-August to mid-October. Visit BestParksEver.com for more information and to register.  

Olmsted Parks Survey


Olmsted Parks Conservancy is redesigning their website and as part of that project, they are conducting a membership survey. Your voice is so important because you know the organization and the community. With your help, they’ll build a website that reflects who the Conservancy is and what it does. Please click here to fill out the survey.

Down Payment Assistance

Down Payment

Louisville Metro’s FY 23 budget includes $3 Million to increase homeownership among low and moderate income households by assisting homebuyers with purchases throughout Jefferson County.  Applications for this very popular program are now available.  For more information, click here.

Dress for Success Event – August 5

Dress for Success

Please mark your calendars for Friday, August 5th from 4-7pm. Metro Council’s Women's Caucus is supporting an event at Noble Funk Brewing to raise money and clothing donations for Dress for Success Louisville.

Dress for Success is an amazing non-profit in our community that focuses on empowering women by giving them the tools and resources to achieve economic independence. Many of you might be familiar with their clothing programs, where they provide workplace attire for women with job interviews or women who have just secured employment. You might be less familiar with the other ways that they help women in the workplace, including through things like workshops on job skills, providing access to technology to job-hunt, networking opportunities, and more. It's a really great organization, serving lots of women living in poverty or near-poverty in every zip code of our city!

Please plan to attend and bring donations of clothing to the event. Clothing must be in good condition.

Historic Structure Demolition

Please see below several historic structure demolitions for District 9. The first four houses (Ridgeway and Shelbyville) are proposed for demolition for new parking for Trinity High School.

For additional information regarding these applications, please visit https://aca-prod.accela.com/ljcmg/Default.aspx, or contact Sharri Zink in Construction Review at 574-2664 or Savannah Darr, Historic Preservation Officer at 574-5705.

Notice of Planning & Design Public Meetings

For basic details for all 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-0135
Conditional Use Permit to allow a short term rental of a dwelling unit that is not the primary residence of the host.
Subject Property: 3505 Hughes Road
Case Manager: Chris French (Christopher.French@louisvilleky.gov)               
Meeting Date: Monday, July 25, 2022
Location: 514 W. Liberty Street or participate 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.

Thursday, July 21: Carmichael's Bookstore will host Alan Maimon in conversation with Dr. Colleen Unroe at 7:00 p.m. This is a virtual event. For more information, please click here.

Friday, July 22: Carmichael's Bookstore will host Daniel Silva in conversation with Jamie Gangel for an exciting launch event at 8:00 p.m. This is a virtual event and all information is available online by clicking here.

Saturday, July 23: Please plan to join us in Breslin Park, located at the corner of Lexington Road and Payne Street. Volunteers will begin at 8:30 a.m. working in the wooded area around the perimeter of the park. This area has become a dumping ground and volunteers will work to remove the debris and clutter. We’ll also be sprucing up other areas of the park. District 9 will provide bags, gloves and tools for the event. If you have any questions, please contact the office at (502) 574-1109 or email kyle.ethridge@louisvilleky.gov.

Saturday, July 23: Just Creations, 2722 Frankfort Avenue, will host Textiles of the World Event from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. There will be activities for all ages including tie dying, weaving and crocheting. Questions, please contact the store at 897-7319.

Tuesday, July 26: "Meet with Bill" from 10:00 a.m. - Noon at the Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue. Please stop by with any questions or concerns. You can also call anytime at 574-1109 or email me.  

Tuesday, July 26: Carmichael's Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, will host a community book club discussion at 7:00 p.m. at the store. Plan to discuss an extraordinary new novel of art, love and ambition from Lily King, Writers & Lovers. For more information, please click here.

Wednesday, July 27: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, will host an afternoon book discussion at 1:30 p.m. Plan to discuss Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. Questions, please contact the branch at 574-1793.

Wednesday, July 27: WFPK Waterfront Wednesday free concert series at the Big Four Lawn at Waterfront Park. Lawn opens at 5:00 p.m. and music begins at 6:00 p.m. More information online here.

Wednesday, July 27: Whitehall House & Gardens, 3110 Lexington Road, will host a tour of its Woodland Garden, presented by Carolyn Waters, PhD at 6:00 p.m. On this relaxing stroll through the garden, participants will consider the important services that gardens provide for our human, animal, and plant neighbors. Are you curious to learn more about Louisville’s tree canopy, biodiversity, water, or land use history? Space is limited and reservations are required. Reservations are $20 per person and can be made at Whitehall’s website at https://www.historicwhitehall.org/whitehall-wednesdays.   

Thursday, July 28: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, will host a family movie night to watch Rise of the Guardians at 6:30 p.m. Fuzzy blankets and pajamas are encouraged. Questions, please contact the branch at 574-1771.

Saturday, July 30: Buy Local Fair at Louisville Water Tower Park, 3005 River Road, from Noon - 6:00 p.m. For more information, please visit www.keeplouisvilleweird.com/buylocalfair.

Sunday, July 31: The Scenic Loop in Cherokee Park will be closed to vehicular traffic on the last Sunday of each month from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. until the fall.

Tuesday, August 2: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, will host an adult book discussion at 2:00 p.m. Discussing Sheri Reynolds' The Sweet In-between. Copies available to pick up at the library. Please contact the branch for more information at (502) 574-1771.

Tuesday, August 2: LMPD's 5th Division National Night Out Celebration at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S. Peterson Avenue from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Enjoy free food, drinks, drug toss, child ID cards, door prizes and more. 

Tuesday, August 2: St. Matthews Police Department National Night Out Celebration from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Community Park, 310 Ten Pin Lane. Visit their Facebook page for more information, click here.

Wednesday, August 3: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, will host Organizing 101: Back to School Prep at 2:00 p.m. Get quick tips and tricks to manage the chaos of back to school time. Please contact the branch for more information at (502) 574-1771.

Wednesday, August 3: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, will host a meeting of the minds at 7:00 p.m. Join members of the community as they think about and discuss current topics. Contact the branch at (502) 574-1793 for full details.

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