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Last Call for Clifton and Crescent Hill Area Plan Survey

Clifton and Crescent Hill plan

A survey to help plan the future of Clifton and Crescent Hill closes this week – and we need your participation. 

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. We need your help to craft a plan that reflects everyone’s views.  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. The survey will remain open through tomorrow, September 30. Please participate!

Get Ready to Vote!


Register by October 11

Election Day – November 8 – is 40 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!  

D9 Election Forum Scheduled

Prepare for the November election by attending 2022 Louisville Election Forums sponsored by the League of Women Voters.  On Monday, October 10 at 5:30 pm, there will be a forum for candidates for Louisville Metro Council District 9 and State Representative District 41 at the Lang House, 115 S. Ewing, beginning at 5:30 pm. For a complete list of forums, please click on the link: Louisville Election Forums 2022

Election Officers Needed

Election officers are needed for the General Election on November 8.  Each election officer is compensated $40.00 for attending a 2.5-hour training session before Election Day and $260.00 for working Election Day.  Interested?  For the application and to find out more go to https://jeffersoncountyky.easypollworker.com/home.  There are training sessions through October 17. Several are in the District 9 community.

Celebrate Tree Week October 8-16

Tree Week

Kentucky’s urban communities have celebrated Tree Week in October and Louisville is joining them this year. Tree Week 2022 events include tree giveaways, tree plantings, tree walks, tree story times, and much more. It is presented by Trees Louisville. 

As the University of Kentucky’s Urban Forest Initiative writes, “Now more than ever, it is imperative that we look to our tree canopy as a source of strength and relief in the face of a changing climate. Trees in our communities help to offset the negative effects of climate change. They reduce storm-water runoff, cool cities, filter air and water pollutants, store carbon dioxide, and help improve mental health and well-being. Tree Week 2022 is aimed at helping us join to appreciate and support our trees so that they may continue to provide these important benefits for us. Learning to properly care for a tree, planting new trees, and even learning to name trees are all things that we can do to support the trees where we live. Celebrate trees and learn more about how you can support our urban forest during Tree Week 2022.”

The complete Louisville Tree Week schedule is here.  

Countdown to Junk Week in D9’s USD

junk collection

One of the questions we frequently get is “when is the next junk pickup?”. If you live in the D9 section of the Urban Services District (USD), you may begin setting out your junk Friday, October 14th in the afternoon. All junk must be set out by Monday, October 17th at 6:00 a.m.

Some items (hazardous materials, construction debris, etc.) are not collected and THESE RULES ARE STRICTLY ENFORCED. We continue to hear from residents who have set out construction debris and are disappointed when it is not collected, and they are forced to remove it. Please avoid this by following collection guidelines: http://louisvilleky.gov/government/public-works/services/junk-and-bulk-trash-disposal.

To sign up for junk set out reminders by email and text, click here! To see if you are in the collection area, go to http://mapit.louisvilleky.gov/, enter your address and check under “sanitation services.”

Water Meter Upgrade Projects in District 9

water meters

Louisville Water Company is implementing a multi-year project to upgrade the city’s water meters.  In the coming weeks, contractors and employees will do work in a portion of District 9 to replace older meters with new ones.  Those streets in District 9 that will be impacted are:

  • Clover Lane
  • Richland Avenue
  • Exchange Avenue
  • Ridgeway Avenue
  • Dellridge Drive
  • Primrose Drive
  • Westport Drive

Customers will be sent a postcard in advance of the work.  The installation is quick and will only result in water being turned off for a short period of time, typically less than 30 minutes.  Before the work is performed LWC will knock on the door to let the customer know what it is doing.  A note will be left on the door when the work is complete. Louisville Water contractor Grid One Solutions will do most of the meter upgrades. Their vehicles will have an orange and black Grid One logo and LWC contractor signs. All workers will have Grid one identification.  If you would like to know more about this project please go to https://www.louisvillewater.com/meterupgrade.

Metro Louisville Youth Board to be Formed

YES! (Youth Engagement Services) is creating a 26-member Metro Louisville Youth Cabinet. The youth cabinet will serve as the leadership team for all Neighborhood Youth Boards which will be developed in all Metro Council Districts.  The YES! cabinet will work directly with Louisville’s Mayor and Metro Council to offer advice on policy, community building and equity both locally and nationally. There is a $1000 yearly stipend for members of the board.

Cabinet Membership will be selected via a competitive online application process. The deadline for applications is October 15th, 2022. The requirements are:

  • Age 16 -24
  • Lives in Louisville
  • Ability to attend mandatory bi-monthly meetings
  • Serve a minimum of one year

The application and more information can be found here.

YES Board

Whitehall’s Bluegrass and Barbecue Event- October 7


Whitehall House & Gardens will host its fourth annual Bluegrass Music in the Garden event on Friday October 7th from 7 to 9 PM. Doors open at 6PM and food and drinks will be available for purchase from Boss Hog’s Barbecue, Marigold’s Catering Mobile Bar, and the Cookie Cabin Creamery.  A limited amount of seating will be available under the tent and guests are welcome to bring their own chairs and blankets. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10.00 for children ages 5 to 12 (children under 5 are free). Space is limited and tickets must be must be purchased in advance by calling (502)-897-2944 or visiting https://www.historicwhitehall.org/bluegrassmusicinthegarden.

Proceeds will benefit Whitehall House & Gardens, a historic home owned and operated by the not-for-profit Historic Homes Foundation.  The mansion began its life in the mid-1850s as an Italianate farmhouse. After extensive renovations in 1909, the house was transformed into the Classical Greek Revival style mansion known today as Whitehall. Its collection features original gaslight fixtures and French and American antiques. Guided tours are offered Monday through Friday, at 11AM and 1PM.

Autumn on The Avenue – October 8

Autumn on the Avenue

Saturday, October 8th the Frankfort Avenue Business Association invites its neighbors to come out for live music, entertainment and activities all along the avenue.  Enjoy fall specials from many of your favorite restaurants and businesses. Children are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes.

Here are just a few of the scheduled happenings you will not want to miss:

  • Gelato Gilberto introducing their new fall flavors.
  • Pregame Coffee will be showing the day’s football games and will open their new back patio.
  • Posh Home, Peacock Boutique and Kiddo will host children’s activities including face painting, temporary tattoos and cider.
  • Oktoberfest at European Splendor with food and drink.
  • Frankfort Avenue Liquors will have Live Music indoors from 7 PM-10PM

For a full listing of events, visit www.funonfrankfort.com.

Bowmanfest – October 1 & 2

Bowmanfest showcases and celebrates the iconic Bowman Field landmark through live encounters with historic military and civilian aircraft displays, historical plane and helicopter rides, vintage auto displays, military exhibits and reenactments and NEW for 2022, an aerobatic airshow.  There will be food trucks and the 2-acre Kids Zone including giant bouncy obstacles (included with admission) and a pumpkin patch.  Bowmanfest brings the past to life in a dramatic and fun way creating an exciting and educational experience for all ages.

The festival begins with a 5K on the Runway at 9 am on Saturday, October 1.  Sign up for that here.

The festival runs from 10AM to 5PM on Saturday, October 1st and Sunday, October 2nd. Parking is free. Tickets are Adults $20; Children and Seniors $15. Admission for Children Ages 5 and under as well as Veterans and Active Duty Military are free. General Admission for 4 (all ages) is discounted at $50.  The address for the event is Bowman Field, 3345 Robert E. Schupp St.  More information is here: https://www.bowmanaviationfest.com/.  

Bowman Fest

Halloween Adventures for the Family 10/4 -10/31

Jack O Lantern

Jack O’Lantern Spectacular at Iroquois Park is back! Celebrating its tenth year the event will run from October 4th through October 31st with the trail opening at dusk.  Tickets are available online at https://iroquoisamphitheater.com/tickets and at the Iroquois Park Amphitheater Box Office, 1080 Amphitheater Rd, Louisville, KY 40204.  Tickets are sold with timed entry for 6:30PM, 7:30PM, 8:30PM, and 9:30PM.  Save $2 of all tickets for 9:30 entry Sunday through Thursday.  Tickets sell out fast so reserve your tickets early. Prices are:

  • Adults -$15
  • Seniors (65+) -$13
  • Children (3 to 12) - $12
  • Children 2 and under are free
Boo at the zoo

Boo at the Zoo begins on October 1st and will continue through October 30th (Thursday through Sunday). A Louisville tradition for over 40 years, Boo at the Zoo, presented by Meijer, transforms the Zoo into a living storybook, complete with some of your favorite characters brought to life, fun music and a safe place for trick-or-treating for kids 11 and under. Your party ticket includes all rides, attractions and parking — giving you the merry you love without any scary add-ons.  Parking is easy and convenient in the Zoo’s lot and FREE for party guests.

The party begins at 5PM and the route closes at 10PM.  Tickets can be reserved and purchased online at https://louisvillezoo.org/boo2022 . Special tickets are required for all guests ages 3+.  Have a great time at this popular fundraiser for the Louisville Zoo which provides critical support every year to the Zoo’s animal care programs, botanical gardens, visitor experiences and conservation education. 

Ghost Stories by the Fire will be held October 14th from 7 to 9PM on the lawn at Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center, 201 Reservoir Avenue, Louisville, 40206. 

Trunk or Treat at Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center, 201 Reservoir Ave from 7PM to 9PM on Saturday, October 8. During trunk or treat events volunteers will decorate the back of their cars for Halloween, load up on candy, and come sit in a parking lot for kids to "trick or treat" from car-to-car. They will also have games and prizes and inflatable bounce houses! If you have any questions, contact the Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center at 1-502-897-9949.

Halloween in Brown Park, Saturday, October 22, from 11:00 AM. - 3:00 PM. This free event will be held rain or shine. Free parking is available at the doctors building across from the hospital. Trick-or-treating starts at 11:30 a.m. For more information, please visit https://www.stmatthewschamber.com/halloween-in-brown-park/. 

D9 Fall Community Clean-Up - October 22nd


Please mark your calendars and join us for one more D9 Cleanup. On Saturday, October 22, in partnership with Brightside, volunteers will be working along the Frankfort Avenue corridor, picking up litter, working on tree wells and generally making things brighter and cleaner. Volunteers should plan to meet at 9:00 a.m. at the public parking lot at Frankfort and Keats Avenues. The D9 office will provide bags, gloves, and tools on a first-come, first-served basis. You’ll need to return tools, but you can work wherever you like.

Take the 4-Week Anti-Racism Challenge- 10/1 – 10/28

anti racism

Listen, Learn, Act (LLA) is providing a 4-week Anti-Racism Challenge (ARC) beginning October 1 and continuing through October 28. This is how it works -- every Friday morning, participants receive an email with a list of 10-12 anti-racism activities. Participants are asked to choose and complete 3 of the listed activities. The purpose is to keep participants focused and active in challenging racism in their daily lives. Sign up here.

Quota Retail Liquor ABC Notification

ABC Notification
2335 Frankfort

Below is the Alcoholic Beverage License memo and Courier Journal Legal announcement for Quota Retail Liquor by the Drink, Quota Retail Liquor by the Package, NQ4 Retail Malt Beverage by the Drink, NQ Retail Malt Package by the Package, and Sunday Drink license(s) being applied for, located at 2235 Frankfort Avenue, Ste.107, Louisville, KY 40206.  The ad ran in the Courier Journal Wednesday September 21, 2022.

Zoning Public Meeting for 236 & 238 Chenoweth Lane

The proposal is for a 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 Number: 22-ZONE-0077/22-WAIVER-0126
Case Manager: Jay Luckett (jay.luckett@louisvilleky.gov)
Meeting Type: Planning Commission
Date: Thursday, October 6, 2022
Time: Meeting will begin at 1:00 PM and continue until all cases are heard
Location: 514 W. Liberty Street 40202

Learn how to participate online at https://louisvilleky.gov/government/upcoming-public-meetings.

To view documents related to this proposal, please visit: https://aca-prod.accela.com/LJCMG or Louisville Metro Planning and Design Services (Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM), 444 S. 5th Street, 3rd Floor, Louisville, KY 40202, (502) 574-6230.

Persons who desire special accommodations should contact the Planning Commission office at (502) 574-6230 at least one week prior to this meeting. TDD users please use the Relay Service, 1-800-648-6056.

LD&T Committee Meeting on “One Park North”

You are invited to attend a review for a Change in Zoning from R-1 (Single Family Residential), R-6 (Multi-Family Residential, C-1 (Commercial), and C-2 Commercial to PDD (Planned Development District) with a Waiver and a Road Closure of Beargrass Avenue.

Subject Property: 2297, 2301, 2313, 2345 Lexington Road
Case Number: 22-ZONE-0043 and 22-STRCLOSURE-0017
Case Manager: Julia Williams (Julia.Williams@louisvilleky.gov)
Meeting Type: Land Development and Transportation Committee
Date: Thursday, October 13, 2022
Time: Meeting will begin at 1:00 PM and continue until all cases are heard
Location: 514 W. Liberty Street 40202

Learn how to participate online at https://louisvilleky.gov/government/upcoming-public-meetings.

To view documents related to this proposal, please visit: https://aca-prod.accela.com/LJCMG or Louisville Metro Planning and Design Services (Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM), 444 S. 5th Street, 3rd Floor, Louisville, KY 40202, (502) 574-6230.

Persons who desire special accommodations should contact the Planning Commission office at (502) 574-6230 at least one week prior to this meeting. TDD users please use the Relay Service, 1-800-648-6056.

Clifton Architectural Review Committee Hearing – 10/5

Clifton Architectural Review Committee will review a proposal to replace existing 4-inch vinyl siding with 7-inch vinyl siding on a home in Clifton.
Subject Property: 129 N. Clifton Avenue
Case Number: 22-COA-0219
Case Manager: Priscilla Bowman (priscilla.bowman@louisvilleky.gov)
Meeting Type: Clifton Architectural Review Committee Meeting
Date: WEDNESDAY, October 5, 2022
Time: Meeting will begin at 4:30pm and continue until all cases are heard

If you wish to submit comments on this case prior to the hearing, please submit them in writing to the case manager by NOON Tuesday, October 4, 2022. You may also speak at the hearing.

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 Bill Hollander or call 574-1109.

Thursday, September 29: Family movie night at the St. Matthews Public Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue. The movie will be Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone.  It will begin at 6 PM.

Thursday, September 29:  Volunteer Possibilities for Boomers & Beyond. Adults 55 and over are invited 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. Also talk to active volunteers to learn about their positive experiences. This event will be held at the St. Matthews Library location from 2:00 PM - 3:00PM.

Friday, September 30: Computer classes by appointment at the Crescent Hill Public Library. Please call the library at 502-574-1793 for more information.

Friday, September 30: Author Juan Eugenio Ramirez will be in person at Carmichaels Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, on Friday September 30th to discuss his book The Man with Wolves for Hands. The event starts at 7:00PM. All guests will have opportunities to have their books signed and meet the author after the presentation. This will be a standing room only event. Seats have sold out but there are reservations still being taken for standing room only. Register with the bookstore here.  For additional questions please contact the bookstore directly at 896-6950.

Saturday, October 1: Oktoberfest will be held at American Turners, 3125 River Road, October 1 from 1:00 PM until Midnight.  Special Oktoberfest Beer, Food and Craft Cocktails will be available. Live music will be provided by Boom Pah Pah, Outbreak, Go Girl, and Mr. Please.  A Kids Zone will be available, horseshoes, circus performers and more. Admission will be $5 a person or $20 a carload.

Tuesday, October 4: St. Matthews Public Library, 3940 Grandview Ave, is having an adult book discussion, Tuesday, October 4th from 2 to 3PM. The book will be Never Saw Me Coming by Vera Kurian. Reserve your copy at the library in advance by calling 574-1771.

Wednesday, October 5th: Crescent Hill Public Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, is having a Meeting of the Minds discussion on Wednesday, October 5th from 7 to 8:30PM. Join members of the community as they think about and discuss current topics. Contact the branch at 574-1793 for full details.

Thursday, October 6: Crescent Hill Community Council board meeting is open to the public. The meeting will be held at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S. Peterson, beginning at 7:00 pm. 

Saturday, October 8: Crescent Hill Public Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, invites the community to join in a lively discussion of Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. 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. Please contact the library if you have any questions at 574-1793.

Saturday, October 8: Join the Cultura Philippines Performance at the St. Matthews Public Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, for a celebration of Filipino dance. All Ages invited. The event will be held from 2 to 3PM.

Saturday, October 8: 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. October's movie is Goosebumps. For more information, please visit http://www.stmatthewschamber.com/movies-in-the-park/

Monday, October 10: The League of Women Voters of Louisville, Clifton Community Council, and other community partners will host an  Election Forum at 5:30 p.m. at Lang House, 115 S. Ewing Ave. Candidates from Council District 9 and KY House District 41 will share their views and answer questions. This Forum will be live streamed on Tara Bassett's Facebook page. 

Monday, October 10: Organizing 101: Holiday Jumpstart will be offered by the St. Matthews Public Library on Monday, October 10th from 2 to 4PM. Get a jumpstart organizing for the winter holidays and tips on how to celebrate without the stress. The St. Matthew's Public Library is located at 3940 Grandview Avenue. 

Thursday, October 20: Chili Night Out, a free family event hosted by the Crescent Hill Community Council (CHCC) at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301. S. Peterson Avenue, from 6 to 8PM.  CHCC will provide hot dogs, chips, other sides, and non-alcoholic beverages.  Community members are being asked to volunteer to make their special chili recipe to share with the community.  prepare for laughs and friendly conversations! Contact Diana Gautier at dianag60@bellsouth.net if you are willing to make chili! 

Friday, October 21: Family Fun Night at Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center, 201 Reservoir Avenue, will be offering a free swim for everyone. No Registration is required. 

Sunday, October 30: The Scenic Loop in Cherokee Park will be closed to vehicular traffic on the last Sunday of each month from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. through November.

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