District 12 eNewsletter - September 21, 2022

District 12
CM Blackwell

Councilman Rick Blackwell
601 West Jefferson Street
(502) 574-1112
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Heather Blazis
Legislative Assistant
(502) 574-1112
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In this edition...




SCD aware

climate change flyer

Intro To Bird Watching


Tree Week: October 8-16


Tree Week is an opportunity for community members to come together and learn more about, as well as appreciate, trees and all they provide to us. Organizations around the city and surrounding counties will be hosting a number of tree-centric events that are sure to spark an interest! There is something for everyone, including; volunteer opportunities through tree planting and maintenance projects, tree giveaways, plant sales, family friendly arts and crafts, story times, hikes, educational talks, yoga and bike rides in the park, and many other activities! Individuals can learn more, or register for certain events, by visiting https://sites.google.com/treeslouisville.org/louisvilletreeweek2022/home.

It's also not too late to host your own Tree Week Event! See the website for how to register. The deadline is October 3rd. 

Brightside Community-Wide Cleanup


The next Community-Wide Cleanup is happening Saturday, October 22nd. Be a part of this city-wide event to keep Louisville looking bright and beautiful by signing up here

We encourage all residents make a difference by taking part in our Community-Wide Cleanup. It is a great service opportunity for boy/girl scouts, sports teams, faith groups, community organizations, and corporate teams. 

Cleanups are an integral part of Brightside's mission and without the help of volunteer groups, and many other volunteers throughout the year, Brightside could not achieve their goals of a cleaner, greener Louisville.

Neighborhoods can hold their own cleanups at any point throughout the year and Brightside can provide gloves and bags for each Neighborhood Cleanup. They will work with Solid Waste Management to have the collected litter bags picked up. Give them a call at (502) 574-2613 or register online about two weeks prior to your event to schedule your cleanup and for information about getting supplies. 


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Second Impound Lot Amnesty

September 19-23 

 The Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) has announced a second impound lot amnesty period for the Frankfort Avenue Impound Lot, located at 1487 Frankfort Avenue. This amnesty period is to help alleviate the tow lot overcrowding. This amnesty period will begin on Monday, September 19 and run through Friday, September 23.

The amnesty ordinance was passed by the Louisville Metro Council last December, and temporarily waives fees for removing vehicles from the impound lot.

The Frankfort Avenue Impound Lot is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am – 8:00pm.

To determine if your vehicle is at the Frankfort Avenue location, please use this link: https://bit.ly/3LflHs4.

You may call the impound lot to schedule an appointment to pickup your vehicle at (502) 574-7078.


diaper drive

Diaper Need Awareness Week

September 24 - October 6 

Diaper Need Awareness Week will be held across the US on September 24 - October 6 to raise awareness of the ongoing need to provide diapers to families. Here in Louisville, advocates are working to encourage donations of diapers to organizations, including the St. Bernadette Diaper Bank. Community members can shop for diapers and donate them at the "Fill the Truck" events hosted by the Diaper Bank during this period:

Saturday, September 24, Kroger 9440 Brownsboro Rd., 10:00am - 1:00pm

Wednesday ,September 28, Walmart 3706 Diann Marie Rd., 9:00am - 1:00pm

Saturday, October 1, Valu Market Outer Loop Plaza, 7519 Outer Loop, 10:00am - 2:00pm

Register to Vote!


The 2022 General Election is November 8.

The deadline to register online to vote in the 2022 General Election is October 11, 2022 4:00 p.m. local time.

Register to vote or verify your registration status today!

west nile virus

Louisville Resident West Nile Virus Death Confirmed 

One person has died and two people have tested positive for West Nile virus in Jefferson County.

In 2021, there were three human cases and no deaths. In 2020, there were no human cases or deaths.

Mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus are not unusual for this time of year. The department continues to find mosquitoes with West Nile virus in several ZIP codes.

In most instances, people infected with West Nile virus either show no symptoms or relatively mild symptoms. However, less than 1% of infected people develop a serious neurologic illness such as encephalitis or meningitis. People over 60 years of age are at the greatest risk for severe disease. Those with certain medical conditions, such as cancer, diabetes, hypertension, kidney disease and people who have received organ transplants are also at greater risk for serious illness. 

Avoid mosquito bites 

  • Use insect repellents when you go outdoors. Repellents containing DEET, picaridin, IR3535 and some oil of lemon eucalyptus and para-menthane-diol products provide longer-lasting protection. To optimize safety and effectiveness, repellents should be used according to the label instructions. More information about insect repellents can be found here.
  • Wear long sleeves, long pants and socks when outdoors. Mosquitoes may bite through thin clothing, so spraying clothes with repellent containing permethrin or another EPA-registered repellent will give extra protection. Don't apply repellents containing permethrin directly to skin. Do not spray repellent on the skin under your clothing.
  • Take extra care during peak mosquito biting hours of early morning and dusk. Be sure to use repellent and wear protective clothing from dusk to dawn or consider avoiding outdoor activities during these times.
  • Install or repair screens on windows and doors to keep mosquitos outside. 

The department conducts mosquito fogging in areas where West Nile virus has been detected. To check if your area has been fogged or will be fogged, call the mosquito hotline, 502-574-6641, or visit the department’s website. To make a complaint about mosquitos in your neighborhood, call Metro Call at 311 or 502-574-5000. 


Neighborhood Meeting

Project Location: 9718 Dixie Highway

Project Description: A rezoning pre-application has been filed under docket number 22-ZONEPA-0087 to rezone a property located from R4 to C2 to permit an event center. 

Click here for meeting details and additional information.



Project Location: 9811 Sunnys Halo Ct

Project Description: Hardwood Forest- Sec. 4
A minor plat to consolidate lots and shift a property line on .0625 acres in R-4 zoning district.

Public Hearing


merriweather waste reduction

Meriweather Waste Reduction Center

636 Meriwether Ave, Louisville, KY 40217

At the Waste Reduction Center, Louisville/Jefferson County residents can dispose of tires, household bulky waste such as metals, appliances, electronics, tree limbs and stumps up to three feet in diameter, unbagged yard waste, construction debris, and furniture.

Hours of Operation

Tuesday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pmSaturday 8:00am - 3:00pm

Appointments available Tuesday - Friday 8:00am - 3:00pm


Up to three household bulky items per day may be dropped off at no charge. Bulky loads or drop-offs exceeding three items will be charged accordingly  - CASH ONLY.  

Examples of single items

  • Up to 4 passenger tires*
  • One appliance
  • One large household item such as mattress, box spring, sofa or chair

*No more than 4 tires will be accepted for free drop-off at one time regardless of the number of other items



Find a rewarding career! Serve the Louisville community!

Public Works has career opportunities in various fields, such as Administrative Coordinator, Administrative Specialist, Electrical Maintenance Supervisor, Electrician, Equipment Operators, Mechanic and Sanitation Workers! 

Join the PW - A Team!!

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Sanitation Truck Driver Video

Sanitation Tipper Video

PRP Fire Department



Below please find MSD's recently posted positions. For position descriptions, pay information, and to apply please visit their website: http://www.louisvillemsd.org/Careers

  • Auto/Heavy Equipment Technician I (2nd shift, 4 10-hour shifts)
  • Equipment Technician Helper (Fleet) (2nd shift, 4 10-hour shifts)
  • Armed Security Guard I/II
  • Armed Security Guard I/II PT- (3 positions)
  • Sampling & Monitoring Technician I/II (3 positions)

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