District 2 Newsletter (September 22, 2022)

Barbara Shanklin


(502) 574-1102 / 601 West Jefferson Street City Hall, 1st Floor Louisville, KY 40202

Dr. Barbara Shanklin
District 2 Councilwoman
601 West Jefferson Street
City Hall, 1st Floor
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 574-1102

Caleb Howard
Legislative Assistant

On the third Tuesday of each month, a Community Meeting is held to give residents an opportunity to be informed, discuss ideas and share. Be part of the change we want to see for our community. Join us at 6:00PM to share with Councilwoman Dr. Barbara Shanklin.


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Having issues with high grass, illegal parking, street repairs, or other Code Enforcement concerns in the community?  Contact 311!

Metro311 Service Request Information

  • Submit a Service Request in the online system.
  • Only service requests for the past 30 days will be accessible in the system.  If you need information on an older request, please call Metro 311 for status.
  • To receive email notifications of the status of your service request you must have an account and you must have included your email address when you created your account. You can create a new account and report a new issue.
  • Not all issues you put a service request in for require you to login. Some issues may be submitted anonymously, such as reporting a pothole and property maintenance cases, for instance. But having an account will allow you to track the progress and status of the request.
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  • If you do not see a category which corresponds to your issue, please call Metro 311 at 311. 


Team KY

COVID-19: Data in Kentucky

Current as of September 19, 2022

Kentucky Coronavirus Monitoring

Deaths: 16,902

Positivity Rate: 11.96%**

**Based on a 7-day rolling average; Switched on 10/19/2020 to electronic laboratory reports as the sole source of data for the positivity rate. Learn more about how KDPH determines the Statewide Positivity Rate.  Note:  Data includes cases of COVID-19 reported to KDPH.


IF YOU NEED A COVID VACCINE OR BOOSTER, VISIT:  https://govstatus.egov.com/ky-covid-vaccine. 

If you need assistance with scheduling an appointment, please call 855-598-2246.

Text your zip code to GETVAX - 438829 to receive three vaccine locations near you. Text VACUNA - 822862 for Spanish.

IF YOU NEED A COVID TEST, VISIT:  https://govstatus.egov.com/ky-covid-testing

The websites above will direct you to the nearest testing/vaccine provider based upon your ZIP code.  The vaccine site also offers transportation assistance for those needing help getting to their nearest vaccine provider.

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Latest News from Mayor Fischer and the City of Louisville

Louisville Metro ranks 1st nationally in digital government

LOUISVILLE, KY (September 15, 2022) – The Center for Digital Government today announced that Louisville Metro Government has placed first in the nation in the sixth annual Government Experience Awards.

The award is focused on innovation and digital excellence in serving Louisville residents and businesses online to showcase “latest trends, best practices and ideas around the evolving experience of government and recognizes the states, cities and counties at the forefront of the government experience movement.” More information about the award, and Louisville’s first place award, can be found at https://www.govtech.com/cdg/government-experience.

Louisville’s efforts in digital government center around the city’s website, louisvilleky.gov and digital tools and apps that make it easier for constituents to interact with their government. The city’s homepage allows residents and businesses to report an issue to 311, find services, forms, and maps, look up their sanitation services and large item pick up dates, sign up for emergency notifications or one of the hundreds of the city’s e-newsletters — with more than 303,000 subscribers — get a building permit, application or certificate, and much more.

Over the past year new accessibility tools have been added to the bottom right corner of every page of the city’s website, www.louisvilleky.gov. In addition, the city’s website now features translation in 103 languages, available at the top of every page of the site. The city’s website is also mobile friendly, as over 65% of visitors access the site on a mobile phone.

“Even before I was Mayor, it was clear to me that Louisville needed to be better aligned with the fast-changing world of technology and innovation. That’s why, early in my administration, we committed to providing a first-in-class city website and to continually improving our online services and features,” Mayor Greg Fischer said. “I appreciate the work of Grace Simrall, our Chief of Civic Innovation & Technology, and her hard-working team to stay ahead of the trends, as well as their vital focus on digital inclusion. It’s efforts like these that helped Louisville become one of only two cities in the world to achieve What Works City’s Platinum Certification for good governance.”

The frequent updates and new features on the city’s website are among several steps taken during Mayor Fischer’s tenure to improve city services, digital inclusion and equity, and transparency. Other steps include:

  • This summer, the city launched free public outdoor Wi-Fi in the Russell neighborhood.
  • 1,174 donated devices repaired and provided to digital skills training participants; and another 1,276 new devices provided to residents in need.
  • The city has partnered with high-speed internet providers and the federal government to help promote and sign people up for the Affordable Connectivity Program, which now has nearly 43,000 participants.
  • Creation of 15 dedicated community computer labs with Digital Skills Providers in addition to the city’s public libraries and community centers.
  • Completion of Phase I of the expansion of the Louisville Fiber Internet Technology project, or LFIT, in 2020, which added 100 miles to LMG’s fiber network in west Louisville, along Broadway to Shawnee Park and into Portland via 22nd Street. LFIT is a partnership with KentuckyWired, the Commonwealth’s project to provide what’s called “middle-mile” fiber infrastructure, a digital highway, so that private companies can come in and set up the final connection to households and businesses. The Mayor thanked Metro Council for their partnership in the $5.4 million city investment in LFIT.
  • The Future of Work partnership with Microsoft to further promote digital skills, with a focus on underserved communities, including recent online workshops where 2,500 learned how to use Microsoft Excel, Power BI, and Power Apps.

About the Center for Digital Government:  The Center for Digital Government (CDG) is a national research and advisory institute focused on technology policy and best practices in state and local government. CDG is a division of e.Republic, the nation’s only media and research company focused exclusively on state and local government and education.

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Louisville Metro Council News

Office of the Inspector General Information

The Office of Inspector General was established in 2020 by Mayor Fischer and Metro Council by Ordinance § 36.78 to increase transparency and oversight of LMPD. Edward Harness was appointed as the city’s first Inspector General because of his unique background in law, law enforcement, and police oversight. The office is an independent agency that investigates complaints against and reviews the practices & policies of Louisville Metro Police Department. Complaints may be submitted online at https://louisvilleky.gov/government/office-inspector-general.

Upon receiving a complaint, the case will be assigned to an investigator who will evaluate the merits of the complaint and conduct an initial screening. The Inspector General then presents recommendations to the Civilian Review and Accountability Board so that they may vote regarding how to proceed with investigating the complaint. The Civilian Review and Accountability Board meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month from 3 – 5 pm in Metro Hall, Room 106. The meetings are open to the public. For more information and meeting summaries, click here.

Once the investigation is concluded, the Inspector General will make recommendations to the Chief of Police, the Mayor, Metro Council, or other appropriate bodies. The Inspector General shall make a final written report available to the public upon the conclusion of each investigation that includes any recommendations. 

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Office of Resilience and Community Services News

LIHEAP Vendor Solicitation for 2022-23 Season
Vendor packet is available on-line or in-person

LOUISVILLE, KY (September 16, 2022) - Vendors wishing to participate in the LIHEAP 2022-2023 program must complete required paperwork and return the appropriate documentation. Vendor Packets can be downloaded from the louisvilleky.gov website by clicking here, or arrangements can be made to pick up in person by calling 502/574-6082.

LIHEAP, the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, is a federally funded program that provides financial assistance to help eligible, low-income households meet their home heating needs. LIHEAP vendors are defined as any business that supplies energy, such as rental facilities where utilities are included in the rent or provides home heating fuel to individuals applying for the LIHEAP program. Examples of home heating fuel include oil, kerosene, propane, bottled gas, wood, electric or natural gas.

Vendor paperwork will provide information about changes in the LIHEAP program this year and the LIHEAP staff members are happy to address any questions. Vendors who participated in the 2021-2022 program should receive a packet in the mail to update records for this year’s participation.

The Subsidy Component of LIHEAP begins Nov. 7 and ends Dec. 16, 2022 or until funds are expended. The Crisis Component will begin January 9, 2023 and will end March 31, 2023 or until funds are expended. Please contact Brandon Oneal at (502) 574-6082, or visit https://louisvilleky.gov/LIHEAP for more information.

Louisville Metro Government is committed to promoting access, equal opportunities, and the meaningful participation by minority-owned, women-owned, and disabled owned businesses in all of its procurement activity.

LIHEAP is made possible by the United States Department of Health and Human Services and is a pass-through block grant from the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, which contracts with 23 Community Action Agencies (CAK) across the state.  For more information about CAK, visit https://www.capky.org/ or call 800/456-3452.

Louisville Metro Office of Resilience and Community Services (RCS) administers the local LIHEAP program for Jefferson County residents. For more information about RCS, visit our website at https://louisvilleky.gov/government/resilience-and-community-services or call 502/574-5050.

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Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods News

September Networking Night

Do you want to know how to get more involved in violence prevention work? The Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods (OSHN) would like to invite you to be a part of the next Networking Night. This is an opportunity for citizens to get to know the change-agents doing the work in the Louisville area. Our September 27th presenters include Seven Counties Services – Bellwood & Brooklawn, A-ONE Allstars, and The Hope Buss.

Join us on Tuesday September 27 from 6:00p-7:30p. This will be an in-person event held at the Seven Counties Services Bellwood & Brooklawn 3125 Brooklawn Campus Drive, 40218. Food and refreshments will be served!

Ambassador Spotlight

OSHN offers multiple avenues for civic engagement to help move this important work forward.  We aim to highlight these partners, referred to as violence prevention ambassadors, here.

The Community Mobilization Initiative, operating in the Russell, Shawnee, Smoketown, Portland, Newburg, and Parkhill neighborhoods, have been meeting monthly to discuss anti-violence initiatives in their neighborhoods.  Recently, one focus has been ensuring youth programming and supports are available over the summer. The Smoketown anti-violence coalition hosted their first Family Movie Night on Friday August 12, 2022. Approximately twenty families enjoyed popcorn and the Pixar Movie, Soul. Family movie nights will take place monthly throughout the Fall at 760 S. Hancock Street. The next premiere is scheduled for Friday September 23, 2022 at 8pm.

If you live or work in one of the above neighborhoods and are interested in joining their anti-violence neighborhood coalition, please contact tonesha.hearn@louisvilleky.gov.

Ambassador Training

The Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods (OSHN) would like to invite you to be a part of the next  One Love Louisville Ambassador Training Saturday October 15, 2022. This is an opportunity for citizens to help us create a safer Louisville through safe and effective interventions taught by experts in Stop the Bleed, Conflict Resolution, Mental Health 101, Domestic Violence Awareness, The Public Health Approach to Violence, and Community Organizing.

Join us on Saturday October 15, 2022 at the Republic Bank Foundation YMCA. This will be an in-person event, and  food and refreshments will be served!

Contact jacob.hazel@louisvilleky.gov for questions.

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Take a look at some of the latest news, resources, and events in the community.  Keep your community informed by sharing these with family, friends, and neighbors.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana is Seeking Mentors

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana (BBBSKY) is recruiting "Bigs" to serve as mentors for children in all of Louisville’s neighborhoods! You have a BIG opportunity in front of you— to not only impact a child’s life today— but to transform their potential for tomorrow.

IT TAKES TWO! Two people- the mentor and the child, one year commitment, two outings per month, two total hours per month!  This is a powerful way to make a difference in a young person's life that will affect them for years to come!

For more information on how to become a "Big", click here.

Free Firearm Safety and Stop the Bleed Classes EVERY Tuesday

This two hour training meets every Tuesday from 5:30pm-7:30pm located at 3900 West Broadway. Participants will learn the basics of firearm training including safe handling, storage, and local laws. Participants will also learn Stop the Bleed basics including packing a gunshot wound and using a tourniquet. Participants will receive a free gun lock. To register, contact Darwin Belliard at katanasavage@protonmail.com.

Would You Like to SAVE A LIFE?

Save A Life was developed as an innovative way of reducing gun violence in communities that bear the brunt of gun violence. Save A Life offers the following evidence-based prevention trainings free to community partners: firearm safety skills such as safe storage and gun handling techniques, suicide prevention with Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) and Counseling on Access to Lethal Means (CALM), and STOP THE BLEED®.

Whitney/Strong hosts several trainings a year.  To find out about upcoming events, contact Danea Cloyd at Danea@whitstrong.org

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Office of Advanced Planning and Sustainability News

Register for the 2022 Louisville Sustainability Summit

The Louisville Sustainability Council will host its annual summit Louisville 2030: A Better Tomorrow Begins Today, on October 6 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. This year's virtual Louisville Sustainability Summit will convene local and regional leaders in the business, non-profit, and government space to speak on policy, activism, and the sustainability movement required to shape a community vision for Louisville 2030.

Learn more and register at www.louisvillesustainabilitycouncil.org/summit.

Sign up for the Louisville Solar Tour and EV Experience

The Kentucky Solar Energy Society (KYSES) is thrilled to be back with the ‘in-person’ 2022 Louisville Solar Tour on October 1. The tour will begin at 9:30 a.m. at Sullivan University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at 2100 Gardiner Lane, Louisville, KY 40205. If you are thinking of going solar, adding battery storage to your home, buying an EV, or installing a home car charger, then we have an outstanding experience planned that will help you make all the right decisions. Nothing beats talking to those homeowners who have already made the move and will give you unbiased and honest answers on how the process went, and the tips and tricks they picked up on the way.

But wait that’s not all! KYSES has partnered with Evolve KY, the state's premier EV non-profit and advocacy group to provide chauffeured rides in all the latest EV's to the carefully selected solar show homes! Teslas of all models, Rivians, VW, Kia, Ford, Nissan, Chevy….take your pick! Learn more and sign up for free.

Native Plant Cost-Share Program

The Jefferson County Soil and Water Conservation District is thrilled to support the new weeds ordinance with a new program supporting native gardens. The Native Landscaping Cost-Share Program will offer funding for the establishment of new or expansion of native plant, pollinator, and rain gardens. This funding will be allocated annually to approved residents, community centers, schools, organizations, and businesses. The application period for this program is NOW OPEN. Already have a garden and don’t need funding? You can also apply to get a free sign designating your garden as an official pollinator area and to help educate others on the importance of native plants. Learn more and apply.

Nonprofit arts agencies encouraged to apply for new American Rescue Plan grants

Louisville Metro Government was awarded $250,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support Louisville's arts community as it continues to recover from the economic and health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The grant funds can be used to support operational costs, including personnel, stipends for artists, facilities, health and safety supplies, and marketing and promotional costs.

Qualifying arts agencies can apply for either a $10,000 or a $25,000 grant. There is no cost share or match required. The deadline to apply is Friday, September 23, 2022, at 5 p.m. Learn more and apply. 

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Office for Aging and Disabled Citizens News



Falls Prevention Month

Balance Basics

Don't forget, the Office for Aging and Disabled Citizens offers a FREE Balance Basics course to local care communities, church groups, senior and community centers.  This is a 1 hour learning and activity course.  All materials are provided.

If you are interested in hosting a class, contact Alli at 502.574.5092 or HERE

White Cane Day Nominations 

The White Cane Day Committee is sponsoring the annual Rider/Shaw White Cane Day Award. This award recognizes a local visually impaired citizen that has made a significant contribution to the community either on a local, regional, or national level. The ideal candidate should have demonstrated commitment, dedication and service to the community and achieved or excelled in a field, sport or other role.  

Please take this opportunity to nominate individuals for this prestigious award.  All nominees will be invited to participate in the annual White Cane Day event, which is sponsored by Metro Government and the TARC Accessibility Advisory Council.  This event will be held on October 11th at the TARC Accessibility Advisory Council meeting.   The purpose of the event is to: increase safety, raise awareness of the issues affecting visually impaired citizens and highlight their accomplishments.

If you would like to nominate someone, please contact Alli HERE to receive an application and return the completed form by September 30th to:

White Cane Day
Office of Aging and Disabled Citizens
701 West Ormsby Avenue, Suite 201
Louisville, KY 40204

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Darrell Aniton at 502-718-5778. We look forward to your submission of nominations to help us celebrate these outstanding citizens through this event.


"The PACT Act is a historic new law that will help VA deliver for millions of Veterans — and their survivors — by empowering us to presumptively provide care and benefits to Vets suffering from more than 20 toxic exposure-related conditions. It will also bring generations of Veterans into VA health care, which will improve Veteran health outcomes across the board.

The VA is ready to implement the PACT Act and deliver for toxic-exposed Veterans and their survivors. If you think you might be eligible for PACT Act benefits, here’s what you need to know:

  • You can apply for PACT Act-related benefits now by filing a claim at VA.
  • As was announced at the bill signing, all 23 presumptive conditions in the PACT Act are eligible for benefits effective August 10.
  • You can learn more about the PACT Act by visiting VA.gov/PACT or calling 1-800-MyVA411.

Thank you to all of the Veterans, survivors and family members who fought tirelessly to make this day possible, and thank you to President Biden for keeping our nation’s promise to those who served. We at VA will stop at nothing to make sure that every Veteran and every survivor gets the PACT Act-related care and benefits they deserve." - VA Secretary Denis R. McDonough

Gold Standard of Optimal Aging Award Ceremony

The Gold Standard of Optimal Aging Award Ceremony celebrates older adults, 85 years old and over, who lead engaged and flourishing lives, nominated by YOU! This is an Optimal Aging Month Signature Event organized each year by the University of Louisville Trager Institute in an effort to create an age-friendly culture in our community.

WHEN: Friday, September 30, 2022, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m

WHERE: Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, 1701 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville, KY 40203 

TICKETS: $40 per person, includes lunch

To Register, or sponsor, click HERE

Louisville Metro Government RSVP Program Presents: Volunteer Possibilities for Boomers and Beyond

This special informative program is open to all adults 55 years and older to come explore the many ways your talents, skills and interests can be shared to help others, meet new people, have fun and produce positive community change.  In addition, while volunteering, this free membership program offers additional benefits!” Come and learn more about RSVP!

Thursday, September 29th 
2:00-3:00pm EST
St. Matthews-Eline Public Library
3940 Grandview Avenue

For Additional Information, Contact Chris at 502.574.1530 or HERE

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Upcoming Election Officer Training Opportunities

Below is the election officer training schedule.  The training schedule is for anyone who would like to serve this year as an election officer. This person must attend one session to serve at vote centers or election day.

It is highly recommended that interested parties sign up ahead of time here:


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Keep up with what is going on at Newburg Middle School!

Newburg Middle School Athletics and Activities

We need still the following coaches: 

Tennis - 2023 (commit pending)

Golf - 2023 (if we don’t get a coach, singles are available)

Baseball assistant/JV (commit pending)

Softball (head or assistant inquire) (commit pending)

Boys Soccer (head or assistant inquire)

Assistant Girls Soccer

Email steven.stigall@jefferson.kyschools.us with inquiries. Thanks! 

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Sports Information

Varsity Football Schedule

JV Football Schedule

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Volleyball Schedule

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Cross Country Schedule

Clubs & Activities

We have commits for 12 clubs! Hopefully our list continues to grow!

Literary Magazine Club will meet in the library on Mondays @ 3:00.

Soul to Sew Club will meet in the library Wednesdays at 2:45.

Chess Team will begin meeting on 10/4 after school until 4:00. Take the "Join Club or Activity" survey. The survey QR codes are throughout the school and have been sent your student email. 

Enroll in the Newburg Boys & Girls Club! Activities include: Homework Help, Games, Art, Cooking, STEM Activities, and free meals & snacks! Located at 5020 Indian Trail. 

Fellowship of Christian Athletes aka FCA will meet on Thursday mornings before school from 7:00-7:25 in the chorus room for any students interested. 

Participation in all sports requires a completed sports physical. 

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @newburgnation!

Students interested in playing sports please take the following survey: 

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Students interested in joining a club please take the following survey: 

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Parents, guardians, and/or staff interested in coaching, sponsoring, or volunteering please take the following survey: 

Newburg Middle School Athletics & Activities Coach/Sponsor/Volunteer

JCPS Athletics Site: https://sites.google.com/view/jcpsmiddleschoolathletics/home?authuser=0

Additional information about Sports, Clubs, and Activities happening at Newburg Middle School can be found on the continually updated Google Doc here!

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District 2 Updates and News

KYTC road work around District 2

U.S. 31E (Buechel Bypass): Right lane of the bridge closed over the Norfolk Southern Railroad (mile point 10.4) due to findings from a routine inspection in 2021. It’s not an active construction zone, and the affected area isn’t visible while driving over the bridge. KYTC has signed an agreement with the railroad, and a contract has been awarded to perform repairs.

Metro paving projects & road work

Site work and various safety improvements (week of Sept. 26):  Fegenbush Ln. from Bardstown Rd. to Fern Valley Rd.

Speed hump projects that have already been paid for by the D-2 office in 2021 that are either completed, waiting for a contractor to be available, or under construction:  

  1. Forest Drive- between Forest Drive and Permerland Drive
  2. Glen Valley Road- between Shadow Run Road and Oaknoll Drive
  3. Melda Lane- between Jeanine Drive and Norene Lane
  4. Retreat Road- between Shadow Run Road and Norene Lane
  5. Ridgecrest Road- between Rosette Blvd. and Russet Blvd.
  6. Silverleaf Drive- between Ilex Avenue and Ironwood Road
  7. Petersburg Rd. (One additional hump)
  8. Regal Drive- between Rosette Blvd. and Redondo Circle
  9. Rosette Blvd.- between Jeanine Drive and Reflection Drive
  10. Forest Drive between Forest Drive and E. Indian Trail
  11. Carolyn Way

Speed hump projects that will be paid for by the D-2 office in the future, and will be on the next round of installations once Public Works has completed their investigation and survey of the streets and the funding is in:

  1. Naomi Dr.
  2. Robinwood Rd.
  3. Regent Way
  4. Wooded Way
  5. Glen Valley Rd. (one additional hump)
  6. Plane Tree Dr.

Some ongoing issues and updates

Petersburg Park:

- The dead tree near the tennis courts has been reported, and we have requested that Parks cut it down for safety reasons.

- The D-2 office has already paid for new stretch benches, chess sets, pickleball courts, tennis courts, lighting, and a skate park.  Some of these improvements have already been completed, while others are still waiting for contractor availablity.  Keep an eye out over the next year for these improvements!

Semi Parking in residential areas:

Our office has been attempting to reduce the amount of semi-trucks parking in the neighborhood.  It is against the law to park a semi or semi-trailor in a residential area, and LMPD has been made aware of the problems that we have been having recently.  LMPD will be ticketing any semi that they see parked on the residential streets and/or in residential parking areas.  If you see a semi parking illegally, please call LMPD's non-emergency number at (502) 574-7111 or (502) 574-2111 to report the issue.

Accident issues near Jeanine Dr. and Forest Dr./Glen Valley Rd.:

Please be careful driving near the intersection of Jeanine Dr. and Forest Dr./Glen Valley Rd.!  There have been several wrecks that have resulted in houses/properties being run in to over the past few months.  Dr. Shanklin has worked tirelessly to attempt to get Public Works to make the area safer--and you may notice that some of these changes have already occurred.  Still, please SLOW DOWN and use caution in the area!

Have you ever thought about buying a vacant or abandoned property in the city?

The city has many vacant or abandoned lots and buildings for sale at all times. If you’re a contractor or fixer-upper, you might consider buying an abandoned home to rehab. Once you fix it up, you could live in it or sell it for a profit. Or you may want to buy a vacant lot or a property in need of demolition, and build a new home. Other properties are suitable for starting a community garden or other agricultural project.

To manage the sale of vacant or abandoned properties, the city has a program called The Landbank Authority. The program’s goal is to put these properties back into productive use. The Landbank currently has about 500 properties available for sale and some are available for as little as $1. But in order to purchase properties, you must be able to prove to the Landbank that you can pay to refurbish or demolish the property, and you must complete the project within a set deadline. To see what’s available, visit the Landbank website: https://louisvilleky.gov/government/community-development/purchase-vacant-property-landbank. You’ll see two links, one for Lots and one for Structures. Choose Lots to view empty lots for sale and an explanation of the types of programs, including “Adjacent Side Yard”; “Cut It, Keep It”; “New Construction”; and “Agricultural Projects”. Choose Structures to see a list of vacant houses and other buildings for sale. Landbank has two categories for the sale of structures: “Save the Structure” and “Demo for Deed”. To save a structure, you must prove you have funds to rehab it and you must complete renovations within six months for exterior and 18 months for interior renovations. To buy a "Demo for Deed," you must simply prove you have funds to demolish the property.

Both the Lots and Structures pages have links and instructions to apply for purchase when you’re ready. Speaking of funds, that’s where we come in. At LHOME, we can’t help you purchase a property but we can help you renovate one. Qualified property owners can borrow up to $30,000 for 12 months, paying only interest on the loan. After the year is up, you can sell your renovated property or refinance it.

To learn more, please visit lhomeky.org or give us a call at 502-882-8091. One last tip: The city has a great tool called Lojic (lojic.org). Lojic lets you search by address for a specific property you want to know more about. Just type the address in the search bar and you’ll get reports about the property owner, the assessed value, zoning, voting district and more. Happy hunting!

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Interested in serving on a board or commission?

Louisville Metro has approximately 100 boards and commissions with many areas of interest, including business and economic development, land planning, parks and recreation, public health and public safety.

To apply for a board:

  1. Search here for the board you are interested in: Boards and Commissions - List
  2. Apply online

Note: You can also check board meeting minutes online.


Waste Management News

The Waste Reduction Center at 636 Meriwether Avenue is open. This is a popular disposal site for large loads of unbagged yard waste, tree limbs and stumps up to three feet in diameter, construction debris, and large household items. (Fees may apply.) Residents can dispose of up to four tires, up to three electronic items, and up to three large household items for FREE! Details can be found on the website. Open Tuesday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.


Pop-Up Drop-Off Waste Disposal Events

Pop-Up Drop-Offs are free recycling and large item disposal events for residents of Jefferson County.

Next event:

Saturday, September 24, 2022
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sun Valley Park & Ashby Lane Baptist Church, 10401 Lower River Rd/6617 Ashby Ln.

Accepted Items: 

  • Up to 3 electronic items (recycled)
  • Metal & appliances, no refrigerators or any items containing coolant (recycled) 
  • Up to 4 passenger tires (recycled)
  • Household recyclables, follow curbside rules (recycled)
  • Yard waste, follow curbside rules, wooden pallets (composted)
  • Large household items (landfilled) 
  • Documents for shredding (recycled)
  • Prescription medication (disposed properly)

Items must already be separated into categories for easy off-loading so as much can be recycled as possible.

Not Accepted:

  • Garbage, loose debris (use curbside garbage collection or take to landfill)
  • Concrete, bricks, rocks
  • Construction materials (take to Waste Reduction Center, fees apply)
  • Refrigerators or items containing coolant (take to Waste Reduction Center, or metal recycling facility)
  • Latex paint (disposal information)
  • Batteries, light bulbs, oil-based paint, varnishes, stains, and other household hazardous waste (take to Haz Bin)
  • Tree trunks  
  • Boats, hot tubs
  • Items from businesses
  • Trailers greater than 10 feet in length (larger loads can be taken to the Waste Reduction Center)


Help Stop Illegal Dumping!

  • To report materials that have been illegally dumped or "junk" set out on the wrong day, use Metro311 or 574-5000.
  • If you WITNESSED A PERSON illegal dumping and have information (pictures, license plate #, etc.), please report it on our new online form.
  • Keep an eye out for the vehicles our Enforcement Team is currently looking for! 
  • Don't contribute to the problem!
    • If you hire someone to dispose waste for you,ask to see their Waste Hauler License and do not pay without a disposal receipt. Properly disposing of truck loads of materials costs at least $50 - if you're charged less than that, be suspicious. Perpetrators will often take your money and illegally dump your items to avoid the disposal fee. Drop off up to three household items for free at the Waste Reduction Center. (Disposal fees may apply for additional items.) 
    • Only set out junk or bulky items during your scheduled set out period. Residents in the Urban Services District can sign up for set out reminders using the Recycle Coach app. Residents outside of the Urban Services District should call their contracted waste hauler for information. 
  • Tips to Prevent Illegal Dumping on your Property
    • Keep your property well lit and clear of overgrown trees and shrubs.
    • Monitor your property - the presence of illegally dumped materials or bulky items set out too early attracts additional dumping. 
    • Install security cameras - send your video or photos anonymously to us and enforcement officers can use identifying information to catch the perpetrator.


  • Choose not to litter. Make a commitment to always dispose of your trash properly and set an example for others.
  • Report litter concerns to Metro311. Report online, call 311 or 574-5000, email metro.311@louisvilleky.gov, or tweet @LouMetro311.
  • Understand litter laws in Louisville Metro. Share this information with others.
  • If you see litter, pick it up! People tend to litter more in already littered areas.
  • Report a litterer online now.
  • Organize a neighborhood cleanup. Brightside offers resources for your group. 
  • Cover your loads! A lot of litter ends up on the highway because of waste not properly contained in trucks
  • Remove vehicle debris after an accident. When a wrecked vehicle is removed, the debris must be removed with it. 
  • Report materials that have been illegally dumped or "junk" set out on the wrong day to Metro311 or call 311 or 574-5000.
  • If you WITNESSED A PERSON illegally dumping and have information (pictures, license plate #, etc.) report it on our online form
  • If you hire someone to dispose waste for you, ask to see their Waste Hauler License and do not pay without a disposal receipt. Properly disposing of truckloads of material costs at least $50 - if you're charged less than that, be suspicious. Perpetrators will often take your money and illegally dump items to avoid the disposal fee. Drop off up to three household items for free at the Waste Reduction Center. (Disposal fees apply for additional items.)
  • Only set out large items during your scheduled set out period. Residents in the Urban Services District can sign up for set out reminders using the Recycle Coach app. Residents outside the Urban Services District should call their contracted waste hauler for information.
  • Dispose of large items like tires and furniture at Pop-Up Drop-Off events – free recycling and large item disposal events for residents of Jefferson County.

Solid waste web pages of note:

www.Louisvilleky.gov/Recycling or www.Louisvilleky.gov/RecycleMore (both go to Recycling page)

www.Louisvilleky.gov/RecycleCoach (Recycle Coach web app)





www.Louisvilleky.gov/WRC (Waste Reduction Center)



www.Louisvilleky.gov/RecycleMap (map of recycling drop-off locations)

Louisville Free Public Library News

You are invited to the groundbreaking of the Parkland Library -- now starting at 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, September 27, 1:30 p.m. • 2743 Virginia Ave.

This renovation and expansion project will restore library services to the historic Parkland Library. The Carnegie-built facility was closed as a library in the late 1980s following budget cuts. Once reopened, Parkland Library will be fully accessible and will return a full array of services to the nearly 5,000 residents of the Parkland neighborhood. Amenities will include library books and materials, computers and printing services, meeting rooms, a makerspace, and more.

Upcoming Events at Newburg Library

Wednesday, September 28, 2022
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Saturday, October 01, 2022
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Tuesday, October 04, 2022
02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Wednesday, October 05, 2022
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Street Light

Report Street Light Outages to LG&E

If you see a streetlight out in your neighborhood (or anywhere in Louisville), please note the address and report it to LG&E for repair. Click here to fill out the online form to report broken or malfunctioning streetlights. We always recommend adding your contact information to the request, so a technician who has questions can contact you. LG&E makes repairs during the day. Make sure you follow up if the streetlight hasn’t been repaired within seven (7) days.

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LMPD reminder:  Please secure your property and stay vigilant!

The city has seen an increase of illegal activity, including vandalism, vehicle thefts, items stolen from vehicles, and gun shots reported over the past year.  Here are several tips from LMPD that may seem simple but could be very effective in preventing crime in our neighborhoods!

Immediately report any suspicious person, activity (gunshots), or vehicles to (502) 574-7111 or (502) 574-TIPS.  This is not just for vehicle vandalism but drug activity, home/garage vandalism, gun shots - ANY suspicious activity! Make a police report!

- Never leave anything of value in your vehicle; this includes laptops, purses, GPS devices, and even loose change.
- Always lock your vehicle doors.
- Remove garage door openers from vehicles usually parked outside.
- Do not leave your keys in your vehicle. Do not warm up your vehicles without you in them!
- Do not leave the windows of you vehicle open, or partially open.
- Consider additional lighting around your property; try to park your vehicle in a well-lit area.
- Never leave a firearm unprotected in your vehicle.

Please remember to not leave your vehicle running and unattended!

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Metro Emergency Repair Program

Eligibility criteria:

  •    Must be owner occupied for at least one year.
  •    Not available on rental property.
  •    Must meet income guidelines (see intake staff).
  •    May receive assistance once in a five year period.
  •    Louisville-Jefferson County only.

Types of repairs:

  • Furnace repair or replacement (October-April only).
  • A/C unit- repair or replacement (Requires medical statement, available May-Sept. only).
  • Electrical repairs/upgrades.
  • Water line repairs/replacement.
  • Sewer line repairs/replacement.
  • Water heater repair/replacement (gas or electric).   
  • Gas line leaks.

For further information contact Office of Housing at 574-5850 or homerepair@louisvilleky.gov.

Food Pantry

'Dare to Care' Food Pantry open in District 2

Open every 2nd Monday of the month -- 10am - 12pm


  • Serving households in the 40213, 40218 & 40219 Zip Codes Only
  • First Come, First Served Basis
  • Picture ID & proof of residency required!

Sponsored By: 

Peace Presbyterian Church

4210 East Indian Trail

Louisville, KY  40213


REAL Good News Zoom meeting

Achieving clean energy in Louisville—how they’re getting it done in other cities—a virtual event

One way for Louisville to meet its clean energy goals is to learn how other cities are meeting their goals—and that’s the focus of a public virtual forum this September.
On September 28 an event titled “REAL Good News” will hold its eighth in a series of quarterly public Zoom meetings to make sure Louisville implements its green energy goals. In 2020 the Metro Council passed a resolution to move the city’s operations to 100% clean renewable electricity by 2030. That resolution also sets a goal of 100% clean energy for the entire Louisville community by 2040.
This September’s event will feature a discussion about other cities with similar renewable energy resolutions. The discussion will focus on Cincinnati, which in 2018 became the 100th city to adopt a clean energy resolution. Today, some 200 cities have adopted similar renewable energy resolutions.
Speakers at the September event will include Robert McCracken with the Cincinnati Office of Environment and Sustainability, and Sam Avery and Margaret Stewart with the Renewable Energy Alliance of Louisville (REAL.)
Music by Louisville musician and activist John Gage will open and close the event. People attending will also be encouraged to attend Metro Council meetings to speak in favor of implementing Louisville's clean energy resolution.
The REAL Good News event will run from 7 to 8:30 September 28. The three sponsoring organizations are 100%REAL, Kentucky Interfaith Power and Light, and the Christian Action group of St. Paul United Methodist Church.
The event is free but registration is required. Here’s the Zoom link to register: https://tinyurl.com/4v53reh9.
More information is available at the REAL website: https://renewableenergylouisville.org/events.html.

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Louisville Metro Special Events Calendar



Upcoming Events

Louder Than Life

September 22nd to 25th

Hey loudmouths! Get ready for the BIGGEST Louder Than Life yet! Featuring Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nine Inch Nails, Slipknot, KISS, Shinedown, Rob Zombie, Bring Me The Horizon, Alice In Chains, Alice Cooper, Incubus, Evanescence, Tenacious D, Lamb of God, Yungblud, Nothing More, and over 80 more of your favorite bands. 

A new addition to Louder Than Life is the Headbangers Hall. Stop by to check out special appearances by Jose “Metal Ambassador” Mangin of Sirius XM, treats and eats by Chef Chris Santos, and surprise celebrity bartenders! Get your hands on Whiskeys by Slipknot, Metallica, ZZ Top, Gwar and Beartooth, as well as Iron Maiden craft brews.

Attendees can grab a drink at the Kroger Big Bourbon Bar, Heavy Tiki Bar, Highland Wine Garden, Tito's Airstream or one of the many other areas spread out around the Highland Festival Grounds! Do some shopping as well and check out 2022 Louder Than Life merch here

Tickets are still available to purchase here

Highland Festival Grounds, 1016 Phillips Ln., Louisville, KY 40209

BBQ & Beats Festival

September 24th, 12 to 4 p.m.

This Saturday, head out to LaGrange for a fun event that combines great food, music and all proceeds go to benefit the Veteran's Club! The Veteran's Club helps military veterans and their families, and serves over 6,000 people a year.

In addition to the food and music, other events include a Cornhole Tournament, kids activities and a “Best Beard” competition. Entry fees for the Cornhole Tournament and the Best Beard competition are $15 a person. 

Food will be available to purchase from food trucks – Taylor BBQ and Just Piggin’ Out! As well as an ice cream truck – Just Chillin’ Out! 

This is a free, family-friendly event.

112 S. 1st Ave., LaGrange, KY 40031

Beechwood Park Festival

September 24th, 2 to 6 p.m.

The annual Beechwood Park Festival returns this Saturday to the micro-park off Beechwood Avenue in the Highlands. 

Enjoy live music from Squeeze-bot, local beer from Monnik Beer Co., entertainment by Squallis Puppeteers, a hot dog cart and more!

Additionally, there will be a ribbon-cutting to celebrate the park's newly completed steps, made possible by a Neighborhood Development grant from District 8 Metro Councilwoman Cassie Chambers Armstrong.

This is a free, family-friendly event.

Beechwood Ave., Louisville, KY 40204


September 24th, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

BugFest at Bernheim is back and complete with a bug-theme concert, insect Safaris, the Bug Zoo, Idlewild Butterfly & Insectarium, Spider Tent, bug crafts, the Bug Parade and more! 

Wildlife Conservation Photographer Carla Rhodes will be a featured guest at this year’s BugFest! Meet the artist, see the forest through her eyes, and hear about her adventures as Bernheim’s first Environmental Artist in Residence!

Visit their website for the full schedule of events!

This event is free for members; $10 per car admission fee for non-members.

2075 Clermont Rd., Clermont, KY 40110

Downs After Dark

September 24th, first race starts at 6 p.m.

Nightlife meets thrilling racing! Drink a cocktail, listen to live music, and watch racing under the lights at Downs After Dark.

DJ Roberton kicks off the evening at 5:35 p.m. with salsa and current hits. Enjoy free salsa lessons from the Louisville Salsa Underground group from 6:45 to 7:05 p.m. and from 7:15 to 7:40 p.m.

Then starting at 8:30 p.m. check out A-corde, the region's premier salsa band! They will have the crowd on their feet with tunes ranging from traditional salsa music to current hits with a salsa flare.

Be sure to be on the lookout for Strolling Mariachi Performances by Mariachi Alegre as well as the Latin artists that will be showing their inspiring work throughout the evening! Artists include Clay Mata, Mercedes Harn and Andy Perez. 

General admission tickets start at $14 and can be purchased here

700 Central Ave., Louisville, KY, 40208

Filipino Fiesta

September 24th, 5 to 10 p.m.

Returning for the second year, the Filipino Fiesta features music, dancing, food and more! 

This year the fiesta will once again feature Philippine food vendors in Louisville serving the best Philippine cuisines, Philippine merchandise vendors as well as other exhibitors. The fiesta supports local artisans, food vendors, entrepreneurs and more, and it provides opportunities for guests to discover Philippine history, heritage and traditions.

With celebrity guests coming to grace the fiesta like Prince of Acoustic OPM - Jireh Lim, Tawag ng Tanghalan Grand Finalist - Eumee Capile and performances by KWEENZ dance group! There will be a variety of entertainers and Philippine cultural folk dances by Kultura Filipino dance group.

There will also be Filipino BBQ and Halo-Halo, the popular Filipino shaved ice dessert!

Parking is free, get your tickets for the event here!

3525 Goldsmith Ln., Louisville, KY 40220

NuLu Fest

September 24th, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

For the 12th year, NuLu is hosting it's well-known street festival celebrating the continued growth and revitalization of Louisville’s East Market District. Come enjoy live music by sonaBLAST! Records, regional micro-brewed beers and numerous food and retail booths by local vendors. 

The East Market District, also referred to as NULU, is now best known for its art galleries, unique specialty stores, antique shops and a growing number of upscale restaurants. 

This year's music lineup is:

Lincoln Elementary Performing Arts Group: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
The School of Rock: 1:00 - 1:45 p.m.
Jack Keyes: 2:15 - 3:00 p.m.
Mod Kiddo: 3:30 - 4:15 p.m.
Leah Lahkiah: 4:45 - 5:30 p.m.
Nick Dittmeier & The Sawdusters: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Johnny Berry & The Outliers: 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Scott T. Smith Band: 9:00 - 10:00 p.m.

There will be activities for all ages. The event is free, family-friendly and open to the public. No pets will be allowed at the festival. 

600, 700, and 800 blocks of E. Market St., Louisville, KY 40202

National Jug Band Jubilee

September 24th, 12 to 9 p.m.

Coming to the Brown-Forman Amphitheater in the Waterfront Park, enjoy the National Jug Band Jubilee! 

This free event is rain or shine and brings together Jug Bands from all over North America and celebrates the history of Jug Band music in Louisville.

Check out the music schedule here:

12 p.m. - Cincinnati Dancing Pigs, from Cincinnati, OH
1 p.m. - How Long Jug Band, from Portland, OR
2 p.m. - The Busted Jug Band, from Boston, MA
3 p.m. - Ever-Lovin Jug Band, from Waterloo, ON, CA
4 p.m. - Jug Band Workshops!
5 p.m. - Juggernaut Jug Band, from Louisville, KY
6 p.m. - M.S.G. Acoustic Blues Trio, from Hampton, VA
7 p.m. - The Slick Skillet Serenaders, from New Orleans, LA
8 p.m. - Jontavious Willis, from Greenville, GA

Along with great music, there will be kid's activities, workshops, local food, beer and wine!

1301 River Rd., Louisville, KY 40206


September 24th, 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Top those DeLoreans off with plutonium and prepare to travel back in time! This is RadFest: A Back 2 the 80s Event!

Hosted and created by Holly Who Art and Jason Shepard ArtworX, RadFest is a retro pop culture event boasting arts and crafts vendors, a costume contest, music, movies and more!

The event is taking place at the Planet of the Tapes.

This is a free, 21 and over only event.

640 Barret Ave., Louisville, KY 40204

Rock the Rocks at the Falls of the Ohio

September 24th, 5 to 9 p.m.

Rediscover the Falls of the Ohio as Ben Sollee and Jill Andrews play a one-of-a-kind concert on the 390-million-year-old fossil beds at the Falls of the Ohio State Park.

A place steeped in history, the Falls of the Ohio’s unique beauty will highlight the amazing styles and sounds of these incredible artists. Doors open at 5 p.m. with Jill Andrews opening at 6:15 and headliner Ben Sollee at 7:15!

Each ticket supports the Foundation and includes two free drinks (or make a donation for additional!) and food trucks will be onsite. Purchase your tickets here

201 W. Riverside Dr., Clarksville, IN 47129

Fall Festival at the Middletown Peddlers Mall

September 25th, 12 to 5 p.m.

This Sunday visit the Middletown Peddlers Mall for their Fall Festival! 

Outdoor vendors will be set up and ready with vintage goodies and unique treasures. There will be a pop-up bar from Castle & Key, a photo lounge created by Jasper Lain Designs, fresh flowers by Rosedale Mercantile, a cookie truck by the Pocket Bakery, food from Valley Dairy Freeze, music, giveaways and more!

This event is free to attend. 

12405 Shelbyville Rd., Louisville, KY 40243

Sunday Sunset Music Series featuring Bourbon Revival

September 25th, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Back by popular demand, Bluegrass group, Bourbon Revival will be taking the Sunday Sunset Music Series stage!

Bourbon Revival is considered Kentucky’s #1 rocking bluegrass band! They perform a mashup of traditional bluegrass music with a mix of country, pop and rock. You will hear songs from many well-known artists from the 70’s to the present, including Bob Seger, Fleetwood Mac, Cheap Trick, Rolling Stones, Keith Urban, Mumford & Sons and Walk the Moon.

Bring your blankets and chairs and enjoy the music on the shaded lawn. The 1792 barn serves as the stage backdrop and offers a spectacular sunset view. Explore the Blackacre Conservancy grounds and enjoy feeding the farm animals along the fence line. Food and merchandise available for purchase.

Entry is $20 per carload.

3200 Tucker Station Rd., Louisville, KY 40299

Sundays in September Jazz Festival

September 25th, 4 to 6 p.m.

Come out for the final Sunday of September and enjoy the Sundays in September Jazz Festival at Tyler Park! This Sunday will feature Hermanos, a 6-piece Latin Jazz ensemble! 

The event also features food trucks and beer from West 6th Brewing as well as a raffle with items from local businesses! the festival takes place in the lower portion of the park. Bring your chairs or blanket, check out the park improvements, new sprayground and playground and enjoy fantastic jazz!

This event is family-friendly and free to the public.

Tyler Park Dr., Louisville, KY 40204

Waterfront Wednesday

September 28th, 5 to 10:30 p.m.

Get ready for another great installment of WFPK's Waterfront Wednesday! 

This free concert series takes place on the Big Four Lawn in Louisville’s Waterfront Park. The Big Four Lawn is located next to the Big Four Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge. The gates open at 5 p.m., with music beginning promptly at 6 p.m. Performances for August 31st include Houseplant (6 p.m.), Hot Brown Smackdown (7:30 p.m.) and Yonder Mountain String Band (9 p.m.).

Bring your own lawn chairs or blanket. Outside alcohol is prohibited. No coolers, no glass, or pets.

Parking information can be found here

1101 E. River Rd., Louisville, KY 40206

Oktoberfest (various locations)

Tis' the season for brats and Märzen! Check out these upcoming Oktoberfest celebrations happening this week:

Against the Grain x Parlour Oktoberfest Party - Sept. 22nd; Join Parlour Pizza and Against the Grain for Oktoberfest at Parlour Jeffersonville! 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., 131 W. Chestnut St., Jeffersonville, IN 47130

NuLu Oktoberfest Celebration - Sept. 24th; Head to Goodwood NuLu for an end-of-summer celebration featuring their Oktoberfest beer. This family-friendly block party will feature live music and all of your favorite Goodwood brews.12 to 10 p.m. 636 E. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202

Oktoberfest at Holsopple - Sept. 24th; Celebrate with games, prizes, a costume contest and of course, beer! The Hot Walkers are bringing a New Orleans style, funky blues vibe to the stage. Music starts at 7 p.m. and Oktoberfest beer will be flowing all day! 2 to 11 p.m., 8023 Catherine Ln., Unit 105, Louisville, KY 40222

⚜ Happening All Month Long! ⚜

Food Truck Wednesdays

Every Wednesday now through October

Each Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. experience Food Truck Wednesdays at 4th Street between Jefferson and Market Streets! Louisville Downtown Partnership has curated many amazing food trucks to serve lunchtime patrons each Wednesday through October!

The street will be closed off to foot traffic only from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each week. Food trucks will serve food from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Come on over to 4th Street and eat some delicious, local food!

S. 4th Street between Jefferson and Market, Louisville, KY

⚜ This summer, make sure to check out all the great Farmers' Markets we have to offer in Louisville! ⚜

Bardstown Road Farmers' Market - 1733 Bardstown Rd. Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 12  p.m.

Beechmont Open Air Market - 4574 S. 3rd St. Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Beulah Farmers' Market - 6704 Bardstown Rd. Mondays, 3 to 7 p.m.

Brownsboro Road Farmers' Market - 4000 Brownsboro Rd. Thursdays, 3 to 6 p.m.

Crescent Hill Farmers' Market - 201 S. Peterson Ave. Thursday 3 to 6 p.m.

Douglass Loop Farmers' Market - 2005 Douglass Blvd. Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

East End Farmers' Market - 13060 Factory Ln. Tuesdays, 5 to 7 p.m.

Eastwood Village Farmers' Market - North Beckley Paddling Access, 500 Beckley Creek Pkwy. Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

J-Town Farmers' Market - 10434 Watterson Trl. Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Middletown Farmers' Market - 11721 Main St. Wednesdays, 3 to 6 p.m.

Norton Commons Farmers' Market - 6301 Moonseed St. Sundays, 12 to 4 p.m.

Phoenix Hill NuLu Farmers' Market - 1007 E. Jefferson St. Tuesdays, 3 to 6 p.m.

Prospect Area Farmers' Market - 12900 W. Hwy. 42, Saturdays 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Rainbow Blossom Farmers' Market - 3738 Lexington Rd. Sundays 12 to 4 p.m.

Riverside Farmers' Market - 7410 Moorman Rd. Sundays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

St. Matthews Farmers' Market - 4100 Shelbyville Rd. Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

West End Farmers' Market - 1821 W. Jefferson St. Select Saturdays

Westport Rd. Baptist Farmers' Market - 9705 Westport Rd. Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.



Louisville non-profits have launched a new website to help connect people in need of food, shelter, and more.  Metro United Way and the Family Scholar House partnered to create LouieConnect, modeling it on a similar site created in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  When someone uses LouieConnect, the web-based app asks for basic information and then lists applicable resources nearby — from food pantries to shelters to career centers to financial literacy programs.

Louisville Metro Seal

***Important Metro Services Phone Numbers***

  • Air Pollution: (502) 574-6000
  • Animal Services: (502) 363-6609 or (502) 361-1318
  • Brightside: (502) 574-2613
  • Community Services & Revitalization: (502) 574-4377
  • Congressman John Yarmuth: (502) 582-5129
  • IPL (Code Enforcement): (502) 574-3321
  • Legal Aid Society: (502) 584-1254
  • LG&E Business: (502) 627-3313 or (800)- 331-7370
  • LG&E Residential: (502) 589-1444 or (800) 331-7370
  • LMPD 6th Division: (502) 574-2187
  • LMPD Anonymous Tipline: (502) 574-LMPD (5673)
  • LMPD: (Non Emergency): (502) 574-7111 or (502) 574-2111
  • Louisville Forward/Economic Development: (502) 574-4140
  • Master Commissioner Jefferson Circuit Court (Foreclosure Sales): (502) 753-4888
  • Mayor Greg Fischer: (502) 574-2003
  • Metro311: 311 or (502) 574-5000
  • Metro Parks: (502) 456-8100
  • Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD): (502) 540-6000
  • MetroSafe: (502) 572-3460 or (502) 574-7111
  • PARC: (502) 569-6222
  • Planning & Design Services: (502) 574-6230
  • Property Valuation Administrator (PVA): (502) 574-6380
  • Public Works: (502) 574-5810
  • Solid Waste Management (SWMS): (502) 574-3571
  • TARC: (502) 585-1234
  • Vacant & Public Property Administration: (502) 574-4016
  • Your State Representative or State Senatorhttp://www.lrc.ky.gov 

District 2 Archived Newsletter PageClick here

Beef Stew

Don't know what to make for dinner?  Try our semimonthly recipe suggestion!

Today's recipe comes from allrecipes.com and can be found here.

Homemade Beef Stew

Prep/Cook:  2 hrs. 35 mins.

Yield:  10 servings

Ingredient Checklist
Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat; add beef and cook until well browned.

  • Dissolve bouillon in 4 cups water and pour into the pot; stir in rosemary, parsley, and pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 1 hour. Stir in potatoes, carrots, celery, and onion.

  • Dissolve cornstarch in 2 teaspoons of cold water; stir into stew. Cover and simmer until beef is tender, about 1 hour.