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Frankfort Avenue to Reopen Soon

Frankfort Avenue

It has 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. Despite some unexpected delays due to supply chain issues, the project is still on target to be completed soon.

No later than August 22, two lanes of traffic on Frankfort Avenue (one eastbound and one westbound) will open. This should significantly ease traffic in the area, including on adjacent streets, and help the Frankfort Avenue businesses which have suffered during the closure.

While Frankfort will reopen, the intersection of Reservoir and Frankfort Avenues will remain closed. Work will continue on Reservoir and crews will be finalizing the sidewalk construction between Stilz and Reservoir. Louisville Water expects to have Reservoir open by the end of September and final restoration complete in October. More information about the project is here.

LWC Frankfort

St. Joe’s Picnic for the Kids – August 12-13

St. Joe's for Kids

The 173rd St. Joseph Children’s Home Picnic for the Kids is back, in person and at full capacity. This year’s event takes place on Friday, August 12 from 5 pm – 10 pm and Saturday, August 13 from Noon to Midnight. You can support St. Joe’s by playing carnival & casino games, enjoying the delicious food & drinks, and bidding on raffle items. The picnic is held on St. Joe’s campus at 2823 Frankfort Avenue, with free parking available onsite. Overflow parking with free shuttle service is also available on Saturday at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Parking Lot off Grinstead Drive. Friday night includes a live performance by The Crashers. There is live music on Saturday by Rearview Mirror.

Pre-Purchase Food & Beverage Tickets

Save time by pre-purchasing your food and beverage tickets online! You can pick up your tickets at will-call (the information booth) from 5-10 PM on August 12th and noon- 11 PM on August 13th. These tickets can also be used at activity booths. Click here to purchase food and beverage tickets.

Purchase Raffle Tickets

Derby tickets, split the pot, bourbon packages, quilts and more will be raffled off.  Take a look at the raffle prizes and buy a ticket (or multiple) for your chance to win any of these prizes graciously donated by people and businesses in our community. Click here to purchase raffle tickets.

Become a St. Joe’s Picnic Volunteer

Are you interested in supporting the Picnic for the Kids? Register now to become a picnic volunteer. Click here to register.

Donate to the Cake Booth!

When you donate here, the money will be used to purchase cakes for the famous cake booth from participating bakeries. Click here to donate.

St. Joe's for Kids

Join Neighbors in Bingham Park on August 13

Olmsted Summer Series

Bingham Park is the latest stop in the Olmsted Parks Conservancy’s “Summer Series in the Park”. Designed in 1915, this small park, located off Coral Avenue and Brownsboro Road in Clifton, was originally known as Clifton Park.  In 1937, the park was renamed Bingham Park in honor of Robert Worth Bingham, a prominent local lawyer and former owner of the Courier-Journal. Like other smaller neighborhood parks, it accommodates an array of active recreational areas – a spray ground, playground and heavily used basketball courts.  It’s due for an upgrade with implementation of a master plan jointly funded by Louisville Metro and the Conservancy.  You can view the master plan here.

The Summer Series event, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Saturday, August 13, features free programming for youth, activities, food, drinks and various games for kids to enjoy while getting to know their neighbors.

The Conservancy’s vision is to make all Olmsted parks the most vibrant and inclusive parks in our community. This event series will help build relationships, increase positive activation in the parks and increase community impact. Join us on August 13!

CycLOUvia on Frankfort Avenue – August 28


CycLOUvia, Louisville’s annual open streets initiative, will transform a section of Frankfort Avenue into a paved park where people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds can walk, bike, skate, or dance in spaces normally reserved for cars. The street will be closed to motorized traffic from Pope Street to Stilz Avenue, with an opening for cross traffic at Ewing Avenue, from 2:00 to 6:00 pm on Sunday, August 28.  

While promoting healthy lifestyles and alternative modes of transportation, CycLOUvia will create a vibrant economic opportunity for businesses. Commercial establishments with frontage along the corridor are encouraged to open their businesses and engage the sidewalk during the event.

Come out and play on Sunday, August 28 from 2:00 to 6:00 pm!


Clifton and Crescent Hill Area Plan Survey

Clifton and Crescent Hill Plan

We need your help to improve Clifton and Crescent Hill!

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.

Fight the Bite!

Fight the Bite

Because the West Nile virus is endemic to Louisville, it's regularly found in mosquito populations in Jefferson County, and residents should assume it is present in all neighborhoods this time of year, even if an alert has not been issued. An alert was issued recently when mosquitoes in surveillance traps in 40206 and six other zip codes in Jefferson County were found to be carrying the virus.

Louisville's health department has operated a mosquito control program for more than 60 years. In addition to West Nile, the department tests for Crosse, Eastern Equine and St. Louis Encephalitis.

In the spring, the department pre-treats potential mosquito breeding sites with larvicide to prevent hatch offs. In the summer, it treats catch basins, responds to complaints and performs fogging, when necessary, in response to West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne diseases.

Health officials now plan to conduct mosquito fogging this week near the areas of Irish Hill, Crescent Hill, Churchill Downs, the University of Louisville, Iroquois, Portland, Park Duvalle, and Old Louisville.  Fogging occurs between dusk and dawn. More information, including ways you can help protect yourself, is here.

Last Call for Solar Over Louisville!

Solar Over Louisville

The extended enrollment deadline for Solar Over Louisville is rapidly approaching. The campaign gives households bulk-purchasing power to obtain discounted wholesale rates for solar installation.

Signing up before August 14 means –

  • You are expressing interest in exploring solar by having your property pre-screened and receiving a custom remote quote through Solar Over Louisville. (There will be more time to consider the proposal and sign a contract).
  • You secure the opportunity to access a 12-19%discount on going solar through this program.
  • In addition, you will have the opportunity to access the 26% federal tax credit this year, which will likely reduce to 22% in 2023, and might be phased out the following year. 
  • You are joining your neighbors in saving on energy costs, supporting local solar jobs, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and helping Louisville reach its 100% clean energy goals!

To date, over 1,280 individuals have signed-up for this program, 55 have signed contracts, and installations have already begun. Learn more and sign up for Solar Over Louisville at www.100PercentLou.com/2040

Kentucky Launches 988 Mental Health Crisis Lifeline

Kentucky 988

Kentucky's new mental health crisis hotline connects people facing a risk of suicide, mental health distress, or addiction crisis with counselors who can help. The 988 lifeline is available 24/7. Counselors respond to calls, chats, or texts. Learn more at 988.ky.gov.

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, located at 922 S. 2nd Street, 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.

D9 Conversation – August 23

Major Grissom

The next D9 Community Conversation is scheduled for Tuesday, August 23, at the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana Troop House, 2115 Lexington Road, at 6:30 p.m.

Please join me in welcoming my special guest, Major Jason Grissom, back to LMPD’s 5th Division. I’ll also have a brief update on Metro and D9 issues and initiatives and, as always with D9 Community Conversations, I’ll be available for discussion of anything on your mind.

If you prefer to watch virtually, you can tune in live on the Councilman Bill Hollander Facebook page. You can submit questions ahead of time to my Legislative Assistant, Kyle Ethridge.

Please mark your calendar and join me – and bring along a friend or neighbor!

Women’s Equality Day 2022 – August 27

RSVP to participate in Women’s Equality Day on Saturday, August 27, at the Filson Historical Society, 1310 S. 3rd Street. Vendors and Networking runs from 10 – 10:30 a.m. and the program is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Please click here to RSVP.

Women's Equality Day

Pop-Up Drop-Off Event – August 27


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 August event is scheduled for Saturday, August 27, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Eastern High School, 12400 Old Shelbyville 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! 

Parks For All Community Survey

Parks for All

Please take a few minutes to fill out the Parks For All survey. Parks For All will collect new data, listen to new voices, share new information, and create a roadmap for equitable and transparent investment in our public parks.

The Parks Alliance of Louisville is currently gathering community feedback that will inform an action strategy for our public parks. Their goal is to ensure the parks AND neighborhoods with the greatest need are prioritized for the earliest investment.

Click here to access the survey.

Spring Street Bar & Grill ABC Notification

ABC Notification
Spring Street Bar

The Irish Hill institution, Spring Street Bar & Grill, is planning to reopen soon. A Courier-Journal article about it is here.

Below, please find an Alcoholic Beverage License memo and Courier Journal Legal announcement for a Quota Retail Liquor and Wine by the Drink and 4 a.m. Extended Hours license(s) being applied for, located at 300 S. Spring Street (Spring Street Bar and Grill).  The ad ran in The Courier Journal Sunday, July 31, 2022.

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-0142
Conditional Use Permit to allow a short term rental of a dwelling unit that is not the primary residence of the host.
Subject Property: 613 Briar Hill 
Case Manager: Heather Pollock (Heather.Pollock@louisvilleky.gov)               
Meeting Date: Monday, August 15, 2022
Location: 514 W. Liberty Street or participate online at https://louisvilleky.gov/government/planning-design/upcoming-public-meetings.

If you wish to submit comments on this case, please submit comments (in writing) to the case manager by 9:00 AM on Friday, August 12, 2022.

Case No. 22-CUP-0142

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, August 4: Crescent Hill Community Council board meeting at 7:00 p.m. at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S. Peterson Avenue and/or Zoom. More information is available online at http://crescenthill.us/.

Saturday, August 6: Carmichael's Bookstore is providing a way to assist Eastern Kentucky residents as they deal with record, heart-breaking flooding. This Saturday, August 6th, all profits from all three Carmichael’s stores and website will go to Eastern Kentucky flood relief funds organized by Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky and Hindman Settlement School. The stores will also have an easy way for people to donate when checking out. From 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, the event space at the 2720 Frankfort Avenue store will host a Pink Lemonade Social with light refreshments, games for the whole family and live music. At 8:00 pm, the Frankfort Avenue store will host a virtual event with Mohsin Hamid to discuss The Last White Man: A Novel. For more information click here.

Saturday, August 6: Ayla Rose Boutique, 109 S. Bayly Avenue, will host a grand opening from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. All items will be 20% off, including clearance and locally made products. All shoppers will also receive special discounts at neighboring businesses including Parlour, Crescent Hill Coffee, and Carmichael’s Bookstore with their proof of purchase. 

Saturday, August 6: UCHM Back 2 School Bash from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at 150 S. State Street. There will be refreshments, information for parents and school supplies. Please register online at www.uchmlouky.org.

Saturday, August 6: WaterStep will host an Ultimate Shoe Drive at four collection sites from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at FleetFeet, Ken Combs, Swags (Westport Road) and the fountains at St. Matthew's Mall. The community is invited to help save lives by donating gently used sneakers and shoes. As an extra incentive, anyone who donates 10 pairs or more will be entered to win prizes. Every 3 pairs of shoes collected provides water for 1 person for life. To learn more, call (502) 568-6342 or visit waterstep.org.

Tuesday, August 9: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, will host Garden for the Butterflies You Want! at 2:00 p.m. The Louisville Master Gardeners will present this program on what to plant to attract the kind of butterflies you want. Please contact the branch for more information at (502) 574-1771.

Tuesday, August 9: Clifton Community Council Board of Directors Meeting at 6:00 p.m. This meeting is open to the public. Please contact Mike O'Leary if you would like to attend, michael.oleary@twc.com.

Tuesday, August 9: Carmichael's Bookstore will host a virtual event with Colson Whitehead in conversation with Adam Serwer at 8:00 p.m. For more information click here.

Wednesday, August 10: JCPS First Day of School - welcome back!

Wednesday, August 10: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, will host Researching Your Home at 6:00 p.m. Want to know when your house was really built? Who lived there? Scandalous moments in the history of where you reside? Historian Steve Wiser will discuss the ins and outs of how to find out about the history of your home. Please contact the branch for more information at (502) 574-1771.

Thursday, August 11: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, will host an afternoon book discussion at 2:00 p.m. Join in for a discussion of Fair and Tender Ladies by Lee Smith. Please contact the branch for more information at (502) 574-1771.

Saturday, August 13: 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 Above the Waterfall by Ron Rash. 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. Contact the branch at (502) 574-1793 for full details.

Saturday, August 13: Clifton and Crescent Hill Area Plan Community meeting from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Bingham Park, 160 Coral Avenue. This will be in conjunction with Olmsted Parks Conservancy’s Summer Series event at the park. It will be an open house style meeting to learn about the planning process and provide input on the neighborhoods’ strengths, issues, and opportunities. More information is available online at www.cliftoncrescenthillplan.com.

Tuesday, August 16: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, will host two events. A movie discussion of Amadeus at 2:00 p.m. and a night owls book discussion on The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hopkins at 6:30 p.m. Please contact the branch for more information at (502) 574-1771.

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