District 26 eNews | March 10th


Brent T. Ackerson
26th District Councilman

Jeff T. Noble
Legislative Aide

Michael Garton
District Liaison


Animal Services
(502) 473-7387

Bon Air Library
(502) 574-1795

County Clerk
(502) 574-5700

Courts System
(502) 595-4428

Drivers Licensing Offices

Bowman Field
(502) 564-1257


Health and Wellness
(502) 574-6520

(502) 589-1444

Louisville Water Company
(502) 583-6610


Mosquito Control
(502) 574-6641

Metro Sewer District (MSD)
(502) 540-6000

Poison Control
(502) 589-8222

Police (non-Emergency)

Louisville Metro (LMPD)
(502) 574-2187

St. Matthews
(502) 893-9000

Property Valuation (PVA)
(502) 574-6380

State Highway Office
(502) 210-5400

Transit Authority (TARC) 
(502) 585-1234

U.S. Veterans Affairs
(502) 595-4447

(502) 459-2181

March 10, 2023


Dear Neighbor,

I hope everyone reading this has power and little left to clean up following the storms last weekend. Please know there are still families without electricity in our city. 

We have opened storm debris drop-off sites around Jefferson County. Information on that opportunity is below. There will also be a pop-up drop off event just outside our district on March 18th. This is an opportunity to bring non-yard waste items, electronics, and medications for safe disposal. A list of accepted items is below. 

If you have questions or comments about proposed changes to the Land Development Code, there will be another series of meetings starting this month. 

Enjoy the weekend,


Brent T. Ackerson
26th District Councilman

Storm Debris Drop-Off Sites


Louisville Metro Public Works has opened seven debris drop-off sites for Jefferson County residents to drop off storm debris for free. This includes all tree debris and bulky waste from storm damage. 

  • Contractors and businesses who are hauling debris are invited to use the Waste Reduction Center for the usual fee. Visit Louisvilleky.gov/WRC for details.
  • Tree debris must be separated from bulky waste for easy off-loading. Mixed
    loads will not be accepted.
  • Household hazardous waste will not be accepted.
  • Residents will be asked to provide name and address at drop-off sites. Sites open Monday - Saturday, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.

All tree debris will be composted and must be separated from bulky waste for easy off-loading at each site. Residents will be asked to provide their name and address at the drop-off sites. 

Drop-off sites will operate Monday-Saturday8:00am – 7:00pm

  1. Shawnee Park, 4501 W. Broadway
  2. Public Works Yard, 10500 Lower River Road (enter from Bethany Lane)
  3. Near Fairdale Elementary, 10618 W. Manslick Road
  4. Fern Creek Park, 8703 Ferndale Road
  5. Smith Creek Compost Facility, 13312 Aiken Road
  6. Public Works Yard, 595 N. Hubbards Lane
  7. Waste Reduction Center, 636 Meriwether Avenue

Household hazardous waste will not be accepted. Contractors and businesses who are hauling debris are invited to use the Waste Reduction Center for the usual fee.  Visit Louisvilleky.gov/WRC for details. Watch Storm Debris Drop Off Video


March 18 | Popup Drop Off Event


March 18

Louisville Metro Fleet Services, 3515 Newburg Rd

April 1

Sun Valley Park, 10401 Lower River Rd/Ashby Lane Baptist, 6617 Ashby Ln

May 20

Fern Creek High/Elementary, 8815 Ferndale Rd

June 24

Doss High, 7601 St Andrews Church Rd (tentative)

July 22

Louisville Metro Fleet Services, 3515 Newburg Rd

August 26

UofL Shelby Campus, 440 N Whittington Pkwy

September 16

Sun Valley Park, 10401 Lower River Rd/Ashby Lane Baptist, 6617 Ashby Ln

October 21

Shawnee Park

November 18

UofL Shelby Campus, 440 N Whittington Pkwy

Zoning Changes Conversations

Zoning Hearings

These conversations are part of the ongoing Land Development Code (LDC) Reform. The LDC Reform is an equity focused approach to revise the LDC consistently with Plan 2040 to allow for increased housing choices and opportunities in new and existing neighborhoods, to create procedures and regulations that are easier to use and increase the quality of life by reducing the concentration of environmental hazards near housing City Planners from Louisville Metro’s Office of Planning and Design Services will be available to answer questions about zoning (What is zoning? Why does it matter?) and discuss the ongoing LDC Reform project We want to hear about your neighborhood and discuss what the reform means for you!

Zoning Hearing Schedule

This is the second series of conversations offered The first was from June September 2022 To view a summary of this first series of conversations please visit us online using the QR code below or at Louisvilleky gov/ ldcreform

Apply Now | Kentucky Science Center Summer Volunteen Program


The Summer Volunteen Program is back at Kentucky Science Center! This year’s 8-week program runs from June 5th through July 28th, 2023.

The Volunteen Program encourages teens to become engaged with their community by sharing hands-on Do Science opportunities with our guests that uphold the values of Kentucky Science Center.

During your times as a Volunteen, you will create new friendships with members of your cohort, develop professional relationships with Kentucky Science Center staff, become familiar with the day-to-day operations of your assigned department, and be given the opportunity to make a difference in the lives and experiences of our guests.

Learn about program requirements, expectations, and more at the links below. Applications close on Friday, March 31st at 11:59PM.

Website: https://kysciencecenter.org/support/volunteens/

Application: https://bttr.im/xtpdy

Questions? Email ksc.volunteer@louisvilleky.gov.

Now Open | Free VITA Tax Prep Services

The Louisville Asset Building Coalition’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, or VITA, provides trained, IRS-certified volunteers who offer free tax services at 11 sites across the city. VITA is available to individuals and families who earned less than $66,000 in 2022.

VITA volunteers will also help determine if residents are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), a refundable federal tax credit for low- and middle-income working individuals and families. Eligibility for the EITC is based on income, the number of family members and other criteria, such as the age of household members. Working families who earn up to $57,400 may be eligible, and the average credit last year was $2,800.

Tax filing season is now officially underway and the deadline to file this year is April 18. VITA sites will prepare in-person free tax filing, by appointment only, at several sites. Most of the sites will provide free tax filing through drop-off services.

The VITA free tax preparation sites are located at:

  • Americana Community Center, 4801 Southside Drive
  • Edison Center, 701 W Ormsby Ave., Ste 201
  • Goodwill Resource Center, 909 E. Broadway
  • Louisville Urban League, 1535 W. Broadway
  • Oldham County LaGrange Library, 308 Yager, LaGrange
  • Portland Promise Center, 1831 Baird St.
  • NABA/Shively City Hall, 3920 Dixie Highway
  • Vincent de Paul Family Success Center, 1029 S Preston St.
  • Sun Valley Community Center, 6505 Bethany Lane
  • United Crescent Hill Ministries, 150 State St.
  • Wesley House Community Services, 5114 Preston Hwy.