District 9 eNews - Thursday, September 1, 2022


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Kyle Ethridge

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Since 2009, Kyle Ethridge has been serving District 9 residents as the Legislative Assistant to the Ninth District Metro Councilmember.  Tomorrow is her last day in that role.  Kyle has accepted a position as the Metro Council Democratic Caucus Communications and Public Relations Manager.

I’ve been privileged to work with Kyle for almost eight years and I know how helpful she has been to me and many of you on a variety of issues and concerns.  We’ll all miss her greatly. 

While Kyle will still be working here at City Hall, she won’t have time in her new position to answer your calls or respond to your concerns.  Instead, you should contact me by using this contact form or by calling 574-1109.  During the remainder of my term in office (it ends January 2, 2023), Betsy Foster will be helping out in the office on a part time basis.

Please be patient as we all adjust to the changes – and please join me in thanking Kyle for her service and wishing her all the best in her new role.  

Hike, Bike, and Paddle / WorldFest

Hike, Bike and Paddle

Hike, Bike and Paddle

Louisville cyclists, paddlers and walkers will be on the move again at the Hike, Bike & Paddle on Monday, September 5, as it returns for another Labor Day to the Louisville Community Boathouse, 1325 River Road.

T-shirts will be available for the first 3,000 participants. The Bike Injury Alliance of Kentucky will also be fitting 500 bike helmets for cyclists who don’t have one.

For hikers, this year features four different route options, including one crossing the Big Four Bridge, one to the base of the Big Four Bridge, one to the Kennedy Bridge and one to the Belle of Louisville Wharf.

Hike, Bike and Paddle 2

For cyclists, this year features the longest bike course yet of 18.2 miles. Cyclists will travel down River Road 9.1 miles all the way to the entrance of Hays Kennedy Park and back 9.1 miles to the Community Boathouse.

Hikers and bikers take off shortly after 9:00 AM. The paddling course will begin shortly after that. The route features five miles of scenic paddling along the Ohio River through the McAlpine locks to the Shawnee Boat Ramp by noon. TARC will offer a free shuttle for the return trip to the boathouse.

Starting at 8 a.m., the event will showcase demonstrations and group participation in yoga, Tai Chi and Zumba. Participants are encouraged to bring water, as there will be no refill stations this year.

For more information, please visit https://louisvilleky.gov/government/city-events/mayors-hike-bike-and-paddle.



The 20th Annual WorldFest kicks off on the Belvedere this Friday, September 2 and runs through Monday, September 5. The four-day WorldFest features three entertainment stages showcasing more than 70 acts, along with a Global Village representing more than 20 countries, free children’s activities, a Parade of Cultures and more.

The festival also features more than 40 food vendors and over 100 booths offering global crafts, merchandise, and culture within the GE Appliances World Hub.

This year’s Children’s Area is sponsored by the YMCA of Greater Louisville. Activities will include face painting, inflatables, games, crafts and more!

On Friday, September 2, the Muhammad Ali Center will host a Naturalization Ceremony where more than 60 immigrants will become U.S. citizens. On Saturday, September 3 at Noon, the Parade of Cultures will return to Downtown Louisville. Residents will march down 5th Street to the top of the Belvedere dressed in native attire and showcasing our city’s cultural heritage and diversity.

WorldFest admission is free.

To learn more about the event, visit https://louisvilleky.gov/government/city-events/worldfest. Participants are encouraged to share photos on social media using #WorldFest2022 and tagging @AroundLou.

Labor Day Holiday – September 5

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There will be no residential garbage, recycling, yard waste or bulky waste collection within the Louisville Metro Urban Services District (former Louisville city limits) on Monday, September 5, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Collection through the week will be delayed by one day because of the holiday.

In District 9 portions of the USD, garbage will be collected on Wednesday, September 7 and recycling and yard waste will be collected Saturday, September 10.

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

Waste and recycling pickup in St. Matthews will also be delayed because of the holiday.

Other District 9 residents who rely on private haulers for garbage, recycling and yard waste collection should consult those haulers about holiday collection schedules. 

Also, Metro’s three staffed recycling drop-off locations, the Waste Reduction Center, and the Haz Bin hazardous waste disposal site, will be closed on Saturday, September 3 in recognition of the holiday and closed on Monday as usual. A map and complete list of the drop-off sites and regular operating hours can be found on the SWMS website.

Park Stewards Needed

Park Stewards

Volunteers are essential to helping keep Louisville’s Olmsted Parks beautiful! Whether one day a week or several times a year, individuals and groups can join the effort to restore and enhance Louisville’s Olmsted Parks, including Seneca and Bingham in District 9.  Park Steward volunteers help restore landscape areas, lead volunteer projects, and assist with community outreach at events in the Olmsted Parks. Whatever your level of interest- you can help make neighborhood parks beautiful and welcoming for all! Training starts September 7. For more information and to register, visit www.olmstedparks.org/get-involved/volunteer/.

Nelson Distillery Warehouse Demolition

Distillery Commons

The Individual Landmarks Architectural Review Committee met on August 24, 2022 to review the proposed demolition of the Nelson Distillery Warehouse and new construction at the intersection of Lexington Road and Payne Street in Irish Hill.  The Committee voted to continue the case so that committee members and Louisville Metro staff could examine the interior and exterior of the building to assess its condition and see if it was an imminent threat to public safety. Following a site visit/inspection by staff on August 26, 2022, the building was declared an imminent threat and an emergency demolition was ordered by the building official. Emergency repairs/demolitions are exempt from the Certificate of Appropriateness process pursuant to Louisville Metro Code Section 32.256(9).

The property owner is responsible for the cost of the building demolition.  A meeting was held last night, too late for today’s newsletter, regarding approving new construction at the site.  The application calls for the construction of a mixed-use building, part of a larger multi-family redevelopment of the Distillery Commons complex – a $75 million investment in total.  More information is in this Courier-Journal report.

Clifton and Crescent Hill Area Plan Survey

Clifton and Crescent Hill area 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 we’re looking 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.

LMPD Increasing Traffic Enforcement


Areas all over Louisville have experienced an increase of speeding and reckless driving and District 9 is no exception. Speeding is dangerous and illegal and I’m glad to see LMPD working to educate the public and increase traffic law enforcement.

Watch this Public Service Announcement for LMPD – and slow down out there!  

Register to Vote


Election Day – November 8 – is 68 days away and now is the time to register and make a plan to vote. 

The last day to register to vote is October 11, 2022.  Register or check your registration at GoVoteKY.com!  

Louisville’s Monkeypox Response


Monkeypox cases are on the rise in the United States. To date, more than 17,000 cases have been reported across the country. So far in Jefferson County, at least seventeen cases of monkeypox have been confirmed.

Although investigations are ongoing, it appears monkeypox is mostly spreading through close, intimate contact. The risk to the public at large is low. Anyone can contract monkeypox; however, most of the reported cases in the U.S. have been among individuals that identify as gay, bisexual, transgender, gender non-conforming, and/or non-binary people who have sex with men.

If someone is experiencing symptoms of monkeypox, they should see their healthcare provider or an urgent treatment center for testing and treatment.

Louisville Metro’s Department of Public Health & Wellness continues to share the latest monkeypox developments in Jefferson County through their website, including locations where vaccinations are available by appointment.

Residents can call the toll-free Monkeypox Hotline (844) 520-6670 for answers to general monkeypox questions

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 below notices to go to the application page.

Learn how to participate online at https://louisvilleky.gov/government/upcoming-public-meetings. You may also participate in person at the Old Jail Auditorium (514 W Liberty St, Louisville, KY 40202). If you are unable to participate online or in-person, please call 574-6230 or use the link above to learn how to connect to the meeting by telephone.

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-ZONE-0077/22-WAIVER-0126
Change In Zoning from R-5 single family and R-7 multi-family residential to R-7 multifamily residential with associated Detailed District Development Plan and Binding Elements and a Waiver.
Subject Property: 236 AND 238 Chenoweth Lane
Case Manager: Jay Luckett (jay.luckett@louisvilleky.gov)
Meeting Type: Land Development and Transportation Committee
Date: Thursday, September 8, 2022
Time: Meeting will begin at 1:00 PM and continue until all cases are heard
Location: 514 W. Liberty Street 40202. To view the meeting online, please visit https://louisvilleky.gov/government/upcoming-public-meetings.  


CASE NO.22-Variance-0039
Variance and Waivers review.
Subject Property: 1904 Frankfort Avenue
Case Manager: Julia Williams (julia.williams@louisvilleky.gov)
Meeting Type: Board of Zoning Adjustment
Meeting Date: Monday, September 12, 2022
Time: Meeting will begin at 1:00 PM and continue until all cases are heard
Location: 514 W Liberty Street, 40202. To view the meeting online, please visit https://louisvilleky.gov/government/upcoming-public-meetings.  


Case No 22-CUP-160
CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT to allow a short term rental in a dwelling unit that is not the primary residence of the host.
Subject Property: 134 Stoll Avenue
Case Manager: Chris French (Christopher.French@louisvilleky.gov)
Meeting Type: Board of Zoning Adjustment Meeting
Date: Monday, September 12, 2022
Time: Meeting will begin at 1:00 PM and will continue until all cases are heard.
Location: You may participate in person at the Old Jail Auditorium, 514 W. Liberty Street. To view the meeting online, please visit https://louisvilleky.gov/government/upcoming-public-meetings.  

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


Neighborhood Meeting at 117 St Matthews Avenue

Ole’ Hospitality Group, LLC. dba Senora Arepa NULU, LLC plans to submit a development proposal to request a Conditional Use Permit to serve food and alcohol on the exterior patio at 117 St. Matthews Avenue.

The meeting to discuss this development proposal will be held on September 6, 2022, 6:00 pm, at 117 St. Matthews Ave., Louisville, KY 40207.

At this meeting, the developer, Ole’ Hospitality Group and developer's representative, Forza Architecture, Inc. will explain the proposal and then discuss any concerns you have.

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 contact Bill Hollander or call 574-1109.

Thursday, September 1: Crescent Hill Community Council will host the 2022 Spirit of Crescent Hill Awards at 6:30 p.m. at the Peterson Dumesnil House, 301 S. Peterson Avenue. The agenda will start with a neighborhood meeting at 6:30 pm, Spirit of Crescent Hill Awards at 7:00 pm and Dessert with the Mayor at 7:45 pm.

Monday, September 5: Labor Day Holiday - Metro Offices Closed. Collection of garbage, recycling and yard waste delayed by one day.

Tuesday, September 6: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, will host an adult book discussion at 2:00 p.m. Plan to discuss The Burning Girls by CJ Tudor. Copies available for pickup beginning August 2. Questions, please contact the branch at 574-1771.

Wednesday, September 7: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, will host two events. The first is the Art of Book Folding: An Introduction at 2:00 p.m. Each participant will recycle an out of date or redundant book to create a showpiece. Supplies will be provided. Please register by calling the St Matthews Library, 574-1771. The second event is the History of the Cumbres and Toltec Railroad at 6:00 p.m. Questions, please contact the branch at 574-1771.

Wednesday, September 7: 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 574-1793 for full details.

Thursday, September 8: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, will host an afternoon book discussion at 2:00 p.m. Plan to discuss The Moor's Account by Laila Lalami. Questions, please contact the branch at 574-1771.

Saturday, September 10: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, will host a Saturday morning book discussion at 10:30 a.m. Plan to discuss, The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen . Copies of this book are available at the Crescent Hill Library circulation desk. Questions, please contact the branch at 574-1793.

Saturday, September 10: Free movies in Brown Park, movies begin at sundown. Bring a blanket or chair, as all seating will be in the grass. No smoking or alcohol is allowed. September's movie is Encanto. For more information, please visit www.stmatthewschamber.com/movies-in-the-park/.

Monday, September 12: St. Matthews Area Ministries (St. MAM) Golf Classic at Wildwood Country Club, 5000 Bardstown Road. Registration at 9:30 am and shot gun start at 1:30 pm. Cost is $130 per golfer and includes entry into all events, 18-holes of golf, riding cart, lunch, cocktail hour, dinner, awards, raffle and more. To register, please visit www.StMAM.com.

Monday, September 12: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, will host Organizing 101: Clothes at 2:00 p.m. Join in for an introduction to different methods for organizing clothes and doing your seasonal clothing switch. Questions, please contact the branch at 574-1771.

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