District 2 Newsletter (March 24, 2023)

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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Josiah Johnson

Josiah Johnson is presented with a Proclamation from Councilwoman Shanklin at Newburg Community Center. Josiah has overcome the odds to become a successful basketball player, and has recently been featured in both local and national newstories about his journey.


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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.
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  • If you do not see a category which corresponds to your issue, please call Metro 311 at 311. 



Latest News from Mayor Greenberg and the City of Louisville

Crisis Call Diversion Program expands services to all
LMPD divisions

Alternative response model focuses on de-escalation and referral to appropriate community services

LOUISVILLE, KY (March 21, 2023) – Standing with first responders and mental health professionals helping to keep Louisville safe, Mayor Craig Greenberg announced Tuesday that the Crisis Call Diversion Program (CCDP), also known as deflection, to send certain 911 calls to a non-police response has officially expanded into all Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) divisions.

“After the first year of this pilot program, our community has already seen enormous benefits and I’m very proud that we are able to roll it out across our entire city,” said Mayor Craig Greenberg. “This program helps ensure that people in crisis are able to receive the help they need, which also allows our police to focus on preventing and solving crimes. I hope that we can continue to build on the past success of this program and continue to expand it.”

Mayor Greenberg also noted that in expanding the CCDP, Louisville Metro is following recommendations noted in the recent Department of Justice report following their organization’s investigation into the Louisville Metro Police Department and Louisville Metro Government. In the report, the DOJ noted the CCDP pilot program and suggested it be expanded. From the report,

“The pilot program [CCDP] is a significant start and Louisville Metro could expand its reach and capacity for a behavioral health-led response to further prevent discrimination against people with behavioral health disabilities.”

Additionally, three recommended remedial measures from the DOJ encourage LMPD and Louisville Metro Government to appropriately address behavioral health issues in law enforcement, a goal of the CCDP.

The pilot program was initially launched in March 2022 with a focus on LMPD’s Fourth Division. Following its success, the program was expanded to include LMPD’s First, Second and Third Divisions. Since its launch, the CCDP has resulted in more than 600 people receiving crisis support and referrals without the involvement of LMPD officers, relieving those officers of more than 345 hours of time that might have been spent on the calls.

Seven of the 11 people hired for the pilot program will be on the mobile response team responding in the field to initial calls; two will be within a Behavioral Health Hub at MetroSafe, triaging calls; and two are case managers who will provide follow-up and connection to services after the call.

The program will operate in all eight divisions 2-10:00PM, seven days a week. Seven Counties Services will continue to hire more people to expand the hours of operation.

“It has been one year today since our organization has partnered with the city and our local community to connect individuals to needed resources during a mental health crisis,” said Jean Romano of Seven Counties Services. “As a result, individuals who have called 911 due to a mental health crisis have received immediate support provided by some of our community’s most qualified mental health professionals. Due to the response provided by Seven Counties Services, emergency responders have been able to spend hundreds more hours serving our community where their efforts are needed the most. We look forward to the continued impact of this partnership and our progressive expansion to 24/7 services in all eight divisions.”

In a 2022 report prepared by the University of Louisville Commonwealth Institute of Kentucky (CIK), it was noted that Louisville Metro Emergency Services, the lead agency in the program’s development, and Seven Counties Services have “laid the foundation to provide non-police responses to behavioral health crisis,” creating “meaningful paths forward to contribute to public safety in Louisville.”

Here’s how the program works:

• When a person calls 911, MetroSafe call-takers initially triage the call to determine, through a combination of automated options, if the call should be transferred to Crisis Triage Workers (CTW) in a new Behavioral Health Hub within MetroSafe.

• The CTW team functions like crisis hotline staff to de-escalate, provide emotional support, create a safety plan and problem solve for the person in crisis.

• If CTW determines that a face-to-face response would be beneficial, they initiate a mobile response.

• Mobile responders, trained in mental health crisis intervention, meet the person where they are to further de-escalate and assess the situation and, if appropriate, connect the individual to service. Responders have the option of transporting the person to the community respite center at Seven Counties, or to another community resource, such as a shelter.

Partners in the care community also reacted to the news of the program’s expansion.

“This one-year anniversary represents both a milestone achievement and the end of the pilot as services are now slowly taken to scale citywide,” said Dr. Craig Blakely, Dean of the School of Public Health and Information Sciences at the University of Louisville. “Once the geographic expansion is complete and functionally operational, we hope to increase capacity as well, allowing us to identify the true pool of 911 callers who can successfully be served by a social services response.”

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Louisville Metro Council News

Metro Council appointment of the District 8 seat and meeting highlights

Councilman Ben Reno-Weber appointed to serve District 8

LOUISVILLE, KY (March 16, 2023) – The Louisville Metro Council held their regularly scheduled Council meeting tonight. Here are some of the highlights from the meeting.

Appointment of the District 8 Council member

  • Item 2 – Vote - District 8 Council Member - Benjamin Jay Reno-Weber received fourteen (14) votes.

Immediately after the vote, Councilman Reno-Weber took the Oath of Office and then participated in the Council meeting. This council seat will be on the ballot for a special election on November 7. Councilman Reno-Weber will serve until the special election results are certified, around mid-November.

Councilman Reno-Weber is a Democrat and has lived in District 8 for the past twelve years. According to his resume, Councilman Reno-Weber is the Deputy Director of Humana Health Equity Innovation Hub at the University of Louisville.

You may review his full resume by clicking on the “attachments” listed in the special Committee of the Whole meeting agendas online: https://legistar2.granicus.com/louisville/meetings/2023/3/10837_A_Committee_of_the_Whole_23-03-13_Meeting_Agenda.pdf.

You may contact Councilman Reno-Weber by calling the District 8 office at 574-1108.

Consent Calendar – all items were passed unanimously.

  • Item 19 – O-041-23: an ordinance amending Chapter 21 of the Louisville Metro Code of Ordinances relating to the Metro Ethics Commission’s implementation of lobbying ordinances.

Old Business

  • Item 29 – R-020-23: a resolution calling on the Kentucky General Assembly to enact HB325 and SB168, empowering Metro Government to permanently destroy abandoned, confiscated or forfeited firearms.
  • Item 30 – O-034-23: the Council approved an ordinance relating to the zoning of property located at 1239 South Clay Street containing approximately 0.0978 acres and being in Louisville Metro (Case No. 22ZONE0114).
  • Item 31 - O-035-23: the Council approved an ordinance relating to the zoning of property located at 4500 South Hurstbourne Parkway containing approximately 0.92 acres and being in Louisville Metro (Case No. 22ZONE0125).
  • Item 32 - O-036-23: the Council approved an ordinance relating to the zoning of property located at 10001 Vista Hills Boulevard containing approximately 1.022 acres and being in Louisville Metro (Case No. 22ZONE0121).
  • Item 33 – R-015-23: the Council approved a resolution requesting the Planning Commission review the Louisville Metro Land Development Code relating to notices.

Tonight’s Council meeting may be viewed online here: http://louisville.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=2. More information and attachments on all meeting items are available here: https://legistar2.granicus.com/louisville/meetings/2023/3/10834_A_Metro_Council_23-03-16_Meeting_Agenda.pdf.

The next regularly scheduled Council meeting is on Thursday, April 13, 2023, at 6:00 p.m.

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Public Health and Wellness News

World Tuberculosis Day highlights the global impact of TB infection

World TB Day is a day to educate the public about the impact of TB around the world. This annual event commemorates the date in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced his discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacillus that causes tuberculosis (TB).

Tuberculosis is an airborne disease that primarily affects the lungs, but can also affect other organs. People infected with TB do not feel sick, do not have symptoms and are not contagious unless and until their infection develops into active TB disease.

TB bacteria may be released into the air by TB-diseased persons when they sneeze, cough or speak.

Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness’ (LMPHW) TB Clinic has provided treatment of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI), an important component of TB control and elimination. LMPHW’s TB clinicians have visited schools and patients’ homes to provide medication Monday through Friday. Most TB patients have been  children under 5 years old who were exposed to someone with the infection, immigrants, houseless people, healthcare and daycare workers.

The following are the number of confirmed cases in the region since 2020:

  • 2020: 15
  • 2021: 16
  • 2022: 28
  • 2023: 4

Symptoms of TB:

  • A bad cough lasting more than two weeks
  • Coughing up blood
  • Chest pains
  • Fatigue or weakness
  • Fever
  • Poor appetite and weight loss
  • Night sweats
  • Chills

Who should get a TB test?

You should be tested for TB infection if:

  • You have spent time with someone with infectious TB.
  • You live in an environment where TB disease is common, including some nursing homes and most homeless shelters, prisons, jails and migrant farm camps.
  • You think you might have TB disease.
  • You are from a country where TB disease is common, such as countries in Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean and Asia.
  • You have HIV infection or another condition that places you at high risk for TB disease.
  • You inject drugs and/or share needles.

Our TB Clinic, 400 E. Gray St., provides diagnostic and treatment services for Jefferson, Bullitt, Henry, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble counties. It is open by appointment only. Patients must use the main entrance and sign in. Call 502-574-6617 to schedule an appointment.

Granny's Birth Initiative driven to provide maternal support to all

Granny’s Birth Initiative’s program, Doula Dash, is an excellent example of a community-led initiative that addresses a significant need in the community.  Through their work, Doula Dash is addressing barriers of transportation, access to childcare and healthcare and a connection to resources through their maternity hub.

Doula Dash is a one-stop shop for moms in need of wraparound services that are difficult to find elsewhere in the community.

Read more information about this community partner's services.

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The next Networking Nights will focus on youth

 April is "Child Abuse Awareness Month" and The Reimagine Network has invited YES! Youth Engagement services to help facilitate the discussion at the next Networking Nights on April 18th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.! Exploited Children's Health Organization, Maryhurst and the Boys & Girls Haven will panel.

For more information email reimagine@louisvilleky.gov or register.

Louisville's version of the National Youth Violence Prevention Week

The Metro Youth Cabinet has developed a week of engaged public events that will both celebrate youth and also get serious discussions going on how violence impacts Louisville youth. The Cabinet is housed in the YES! Youth Engagement Services division at OSHN. Among the free, open events is an a vendor fair when youth-focused service providers will showcase their offerings, a youth panel discussion of issues affect ting them and an open mic and poetry event. To learn more, go to the OSHN website, or click here:

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The Louisville Metro Youth Cabinet 

The new Youth Cabinet is meeting regularly and gearing towards being change makers. The Cabinet’s hub is in the YES! Youth Engagement Services division at OSHN.

The 26-member Cabinet is a fresh addition to Louisville Metro Government and works directly with Louisville’s Mayor and Metro Council to offer advice on policy, community building and equity.

The cabinet will work to identify and transform systems that prevent young people – throughout our city – from living healthy and happy lives. Youth are in the best position to identify the range of struggles they face and to suggest solutions.


Eligibility Requirements: Ages 16-24 and a Louisville resident. We encourage applicants with diverse experiences, ethnicities, religions and gender identities to apply.

Email YES@louisvilleky.gov or call 502-574-1903 for more information.

Applicants, please respond by March 31, 2023

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Clean Alley Gallery DoorsMarch 30, 1:30 - 4:30pmPaint Garbage CansApril 6, 1:30 - 4:30pmPre-Thunder Litter Pick-upApril 20, 1:30 - 4:30pmPre-Derby Litter Pick-upApril 27, 1:30 - 4:30pm

Join Louisville Downtown Partnership in a spring cleanup effort this year. This cleanup is the perfect opportunity for the community to help Downtown look its best this season.Help clean alley gallery doors, paint garbage cans, and pick up litter. And it's easy! The Louisville Downtown Partnership will provide cleaning and painting materials, trash bags, and gloves. 

Teen Vibe Spring Break Camp

The YMCA is holding a fun opportunity for youth during Spring Break from April 3-7. Ages 14-16 are invited to register and participate in their "Love Notes" program at the Teen Tech Center, 1720 West Broadway, LouisvilleKY.

The "Love Notes" programing is based on a curriculum that addresses healthy relationship skills, communication skills, and many other topics.

The Teen Tech Center is a place where teens can develop critical skills through hands-on activities that explore their interests in programming, filmmaking, music production and design.

Trauma Resilience

The Louisville Trauma Resilient Community Project Resilience Academy is a two-day training event being offered at no charge to participants through the SAMHSA ReCAST Grant awarded to the city of Louisville. The project's overarching goal is to enhance coordination and alignment of the city and community organizations in Trauma-Informed Care and promote healing and recovery from race-based trauma, community violence, and unrest in West and South Louisville. 
We invite you to register to participate in the Louisville TRC Project Resilience Academy. As a participant, you will receive foundational training in the Trauma Resilient Community (TRC) Model. This TRC Model training will focus on energizing, connecting, embedding, and embodying the science of trauma resilience. The TRC Model and approach uses the current research-supported trauma-resilient practices, organizational development, and implementation science to help move individuals and organizations from information to action. This process is designed to create a trauma-responsive and trauma-resilient culture for clients, staff, leaders, and the community. 
The only requirement to be considered for this opportunity is that participants must work for an organization that serves the communities of West and/or South Louisville.
Registration for TRC Model Resilience Academy is June 14th & 15th, 2023.


TARC requesting public comment for proposed service changes to take effect in August

Public comment period begins March 7 and will run to April 4

TARC is asking for the public to comment on changes being proposed to ten current routes. These changes are being suggested to improve route efficiency, and adjust service to areas where it is most needed.

To read the full plan and view maps of the proposed changes, please visit us at www.ridetarc.org.

TARC is proposing the below service adjustments to take place on August 6, 2023:

Routes 4 (Fourth Street), 6 (Sixth Street), 10 (Dixie Rapid), 18 (Dixie Highway), 72 (Clarksville), and 74 (Chamberlain Ln – River Ridge)

These proposed changes will improve service in the southwest area of the community, along Manslick Road, to St. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital, JCTC Campus, and to Westport Road. Changes will reallocate duplicated service along the Dixie Corridor, already served by Dixie Rapid Route 10. 

Routes 17X (Bardstown Road Express), 31X (Middletown Express), 40X (Jeffersontown Express), and 61X (Plainview Express)

Due to low ridership, Express Route 61X will be discontinued. Also, to be discontinued due to low ridership are the express trip portions only from Routes 17, 31, and 40. To improve morning peak service a local trip has been added to Route 40.

TARC is reviewing and analyzing proposed service changes to ensure this proposal does not create any disproportionate burden or disparate impact on low-income and minority populations in the TARC service area.  Federally required Title VI evaluation will be developed to address any potential impact of these changes, and propose mitigation measures if required. Title VI evaluation and outcomes will be presented to the TARC Board of Directors for their review and approval.

Two open-house public meetings to discuss these changes in greater detail are scheduled to take place at Southwest Public Library from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21, and at Union Station from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22.  Public comments regarding these changes will be accepted during the public comment period (March 07 through April 4) and may be submitted at Union Station (1000 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40203), during the public meeting at Southwest Public Library (9725 Dixie Hwy, Louisville, KY 40272), or by email to:  PublicComment@ridetarc.org.

All comments received will be considered and presented at the Board of Directors before service changes are finalized and implemented.

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Mayor Greenberg, community partners announce free tax preparation services for eligible Louisville residents

LOUISVILLE, KY (January 24, 2023) - Mayor Craig Greenberg today joined community partners in announcing the start of free federal and state income tax preparation assistance for eligible residents.  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.

For many working families, free help with taxes and guidance in qualifying for the EITC can be a game-changer,” the Mayor said. "That’s money that could be used to start a savings account, buy a car, get braces for a child, pay books and college tuition, or start a college fund for their children."

Since launching in 2001, VITA services have helped more than 135,500 Louisville tax filers. Last year, VITA processed more than 7,300 returns, adding more than $12 million to the local economy, including nearly $2 million in EITC to residents.

Mayor Greenberg thanked the many partner organizations that work together on the mission of helping hardworking families file their tax returns properly and capitalize on the credits, including Louisville Metro’s Office for Resilience and Community Services (RCS).  RCS helps to connect tax filers to an array of financial empowerment services including the newly opened Financial Empowerment Center which provides free financial counseling, and the Tax Time Connect initiative.

Tax Time Connect encourages “unbanked” tax filers to get banked with Bank On Louisville certified accounts, and to choose direct deposit for their tax refund. Bank On certified accounts are low-cost, safe and fully functional. 

Learn more about the Tax Time Connect, financial counseling and other resources at https://louisvilleky.gov/government/resilience-and-community-services/office-financial-empowerment.

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 Hwy.
  • Sun Valley Community Center, 6505 Bethany Lane
  • United Crescent Hill Ministries, 150 State St.
  • Wesley House Community Services, 5114 Preston Hwy.

To schedule an appointment for in-person tax assistance, call 502-305-0005 or visit https://louisvillekyvita.cascheduler.com.  For more details, including days and hours of drop off services, visit https://labcservices.org/

Also, online is access to MyFreeTaxes.com, a free self-file program offered in partnership by United Way Worldwide and TaxSlayer. LABC is proud to be a member of the Tax Time Allies and has received funding from the Intuit Freedom Foundation to increase access to VITA and free software programs.

AARP Tax-Aide also provides free tax prep services with a mission to serve any person who comes through the door, with special attention to those 60 and older. The AARP team helped to file more than 2,400 returns in 2022 leading to over $2.8 million in federal and state refunds.

AARP Tax-Aid sites will begin operating at eight sites in early February. For more information, visit http://www.aarp-tax-aide-lou.org.

To help preparers accurately determine prepare returns EITC eligibility at VITA and AARP Tax Aide sites, individuals should bring:

  • Picture ID and Social Security cards for everyone listed on the return
  • Copy of 2021 tax return with all attachments and schedules
  • W-2s and 1099s from your employers
  • Other 1099s for interest, dividends, state tax refund or other income
  • Form 1099-G for any unemployment compensation received during the year
  • 1095-A for health insurance
  • 1098 for education credit, plus a detailed financial statement from the school
  • Bank account number and routing number for direct deposit as well as savings account number (if applicable)
  • If you do not have a bank account, we can help you open a Bank On certified account.
  • Childcare information, including Provider ID and actual amounts paid
  • Summarized list of other income/expenses for those who itemize or are self-employed
  • Additional tax information that may be required
  • Masks are required at all VITA sites

The work of the Louisville Asset Building Coalition and the AARP Tax Assistance Program is made possible by Metro United Way, Louisville Metro Government, the IRS, the AARP Tax-Aide Foundation and dozens of other partners, and hundreds of volunteers.

LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) Crisis Component

How to apply: Jefferson County residents meeting eligibility can call the automated scheduler at 502-991-8391 or visit online at louisvilleky.cascheduler.com.


  • Households within 130% of 2021-22 Federal Poverty Guidelines, and
  • Received a disconnect notice from metered utility service provider, or
  • Received a current bill with a past due amount, or
  • Received an eviction notice if utilities are included in the rent, or
  • Be within four days of running out of bulk fuel; or
  • Be within ten days of running out of pre-paid electric service.


  • Proof of all household income for the preceding month (Food Stamp award letter, Social Security Award letter, pay stubs, or proof of $0 income). Note: Zero Income forms are available at the Resilience and Community Services office at 701 W. Ormsby Ave., Suite 201 as well as the six LIHEAP locations listed below or by clicking here.
  • Social Security card(s) or (official documentation with Social Security Numbers) or Permanent Residence card (Green Card) for each member of the household; and
  • Disconnect notice or a current bill with a past due amount for metered utilities; or
  • Eviction notice and copy of lease if heating expenses are included in the rent. or 
  • Statement from utility company that shows 10 days or less of service if participating in pre-paid electric service. Include the account number and name on the account for all heating fuel sources and electric.

Also, through a partnership with MSD, eligible residents will have the opportunity to apply for MSD’s Senior Citizen Discount Program.

Senior citizens, 65 or older with a gross annual household income of $35,000 or less, may be eligible to receive a 30 percent discount on wastewater charges and the consent decree surcharge.  This enrollment period is for both new and renewing MSD discount program clients.

Eligible households can apply for one or both LIHEAP Crisis Component and the MSD’s Senior Discount Program with one single appointment.

MSD’s Senior Citizen Discount Program

How to apply: Jefferson County residents meeting eligibility can call the automated scheduler at 502-991-8391 or visit online at louisvilleky.cascheduler.com.


  • Client must be 65 years of age or older and a named customer with MSD.
  • Gross household income is $35,000 or less per year.
  • Not currently receiving MSD’s EWRAP (Emergency Wastewater Rate Assistance Program) as of date of application.
  • Senior Citizen Discount customers must recertify annually.


  • Proof of age (must provide driver’s license, state ID, or birth certificate).
  • Proof of social security number or permanent residence card (Green Card) for each member of the household.
  • Must provide proof of all income received during the previous month by any member of the household (gross).
  • Proof of active utility account with Louisville Water Company and MSD. (i.e. Named customers with MSD, receiving metered water service for a property used solely for residential purposes, and owned or leased by customer as principal residence).

Visit louisvilleky.gov/LIHEAP for periodic updates, or for more details about the MSD Senior Citizen Discount Program, visit https://louisvillemsd.org/paymybill or call 502-540-6000.

Discounts from the MSD program will become effective on the next billing cycle following approval. 

Individuals who are unable to apply for LIHEAP or the MSD programs in person may send a representative on their behalf. Simply provide the representative with the documentation listed above as well as a hand-written note, dated and signed from the applicant, giving them permission to handle their application for services. Residents who are homebound and who are unable to send a representative may call 502/780-7937.

For more information about this process on how to apply for LIHEAP or the MSD discount programs, please contact Metro311 by simply dialing 311 or 574-5000, email metro.call@louisvilleky.gov, visit the website’s On Line Customer Service or Live Chat at www.louisvilleky.gov/metrocall, tweet @LouMetro311, or download the free Mobile 311 app from the website.

LIHEAP is made possible by the United States Department of Health and Human Services and by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services.  For more information about Louisville Metro Office of Resilience and Community Services -- visit our website at www.louisvilleky.gov/RCS  or contact Community Action Kentucky at 1-800-456-3452.

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Parents, guardians, and/or stakeholders: Newburg Middle School Athletics and Activities

For practice, games, clubs, and activities schedules, download Google Calendar to your Android phone or iPhone to access the calendar below (ticket links to be included)

Sports Teams and Clubs Practice, Meeting, & Game Schedule

We need still the following coaches & sponsors: 

Math Counts

Rubik’s Cube Club

Pride Club

A Newburg Staff Esports team support/coach

A Newburg Staff Boys Soccer team support/coach

Dance Team (commit pending)

Tennis - 2023 (commit pending)

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

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

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Participation in all sports requires a completed sports physical. 

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Newburg Middle School Online apparel store: Coming soon!

If interested in coaching, sponsoring, or volunteering please take the following survey: 

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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.

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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.

2023 Pop-Up Drop-Off Schedule - All events are 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on a Saturday
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

Accepted Items: 

  • Up to 3 electronic items (recycled)
  • Metal & appliances - no refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers or any items containing Freon (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 debris (take to Waste Reduction Center, fees apply)
  • Refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers, or items containing Freon (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)

Detailed list of acceptable items in each category (Every possible item is not listed, so use this list as a guide.) 


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



LFPL partners with Mental Health Lou to offer Mind-Body Wellness series at six library locations

LOUISVILLE, KY (March 1, 2023) – Thanks to a partnership with Mental Health Lou, the Louisville Free Public Library (LFPL) will offer free workshops for adults focused on mental health and wellness starting in March. The Mind-Body Wellness Series is a 4-part series that focuses on the ways in which our thoughts, feelings, and beliefs can positively or negatively impact our bodies, and vice versa. Taught by licensed experts from Mental Health Lou’s partner groups and providers, the series will be offered at six library locations: Southwest, Northeast, Newburg, Main, Western, and Bon Air.

"Mental health care starts in our homes and communities, which is why we're excited to partner with LFPL on this pilot program, to bring mental health out of the office and into more public spaces," says Amanda Villaveces, LMFT, director of Mental Health Lou. 

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor Kayla Renteria, who will be participating in the series adds, "as a trauma professional, I know that healing requires working with the body, too, not just the brain. I hope to share my knowledge about yoga and mental health to help others learn how to feel at home in their bodies."  

Each workshop in the series addresses a different topic:

  • Discovering the Mind-Body Connection: Learn ways to identify and connect feelings, thoughts and somatic responses and develop tools to help manage stress, anxiety, depression and more.
  • Movement & Mental Health: Explore the impact of movement on your mental health by using yogic practices and breathing techniques as a means of self-care – deepening your connection with your body.
  • Practical Mindfulness for Stress Management: Learn basic tools to help identify stressors and implement Mindfulness techniques to manage/decrease stress response. This will be an experiential workshop that focuses on skill building of stress management tools.
  • Taking Charge of Your Wellbeing: Begin developing a realistic and easily executable self-care plan with the help of a mental health therapist.

Kammaleathahh Livingstone, founder and director of Tip it Forward, an organization providing trauma-informed whole health care to underserved individuals and one of the presenters says, “We are excited to participate in this Mental Health Lou series and believe it is a great resource for Louisville residents to learn and cultivate strategies for self-care.”

"Accessibility is a significant barrier to holistic health practices. Mental Health Lou and the Library have helped us create access to wellness practices not readily available throughout our community,” adds Nicole Bartlett, owner Louisville Salt Cave. “It allows us to work through an existing network dedicated to education and health to share our expertise. I am so grateful for this collaboration." 

Mind-Body Wellness Series Schedule

Saturdays in March, 11 a.m. - Southwest Regional Library

Tuesdays in March, 12:30 p.m. - Northeast Regional Library

Mondays in April, 6 p.m. - Main Library

Tuesdays in April, 6 p.m. - Newburg Library

Tuesdays, May 9 -30, 6 p.m. - Western Library

Wednesdays, May 10-31, 6 p.m. - Bon Air Library

Mental Health Lou is a collaboration between mental health practitioners, non-profit groups, agencies and community members to promote mental wellness in Louisville by increasing access to mental health services and decreasing stigma through education. The Mind-Body Wellness series at the Library is free for adults. For more information, visit LFPL.org/MentalHealthLou.

Upcoming Events at Newburg Library

Saturday, March 25, 2023
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Monday, March 27, 2023
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Tuesday, March 28, 2023
02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Wednesday, March 29, 2023
02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Thursday, March 30, 2023
02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Monday, April 03, 2023
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Tuesday, April 04, 2023
02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Wednesday, April 05, 2023
02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Thursday, April 06, 2023
02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Saturday, April 08, 2023
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Louisville Metro Parks News

Registration underway for specialty camps
offered at Jefferson Memorial Forest

Adventure Camp
Ages 7-12 • June 12-16
Ages 7-12 • July 24-28

Campers will explore the trails deep in the forest, shoot bows and arrows, use a map and compass to discover buried treasure, and learn outdoor survival skills.

FairiesTrolls and Gnomes Camp
Ages 7-10 • July 10-14

Enter a magical, hidden world in the Forest, where creatures of the imagination live. Campers use their creativity and natural materials to craft an enchanted land where anything is possible, while learning about the plants and animals of the forest. Campers will help create a play to be performed on Friday and enjoy a Woodland Fairy Tea Party!

ECO Extreme Camp
Ages 13-15 • July 10-14

This adventure camp sets itself apart from other camps offered.  From camping out under the stars on an overnight trip, to paddling on the forest lake, campers are sure to get a dose of adventure at ECO X Camp, all while learning backcountry cooking, canoeing techniques, Leave-No-Trace skills, and more.

Wilderness Survival Camp
Ages 7-12 • June 26-30
Ages 7-12 • July 17-21

Shelter-Water-Fire-Food: These are the four basic human needs for survival in a natural setting. In training for the ultimate survival challenge on Friday, campers will develop their ability to build a shelter, start a fire, and find food and water in the wilderness. Teams will be challenged to complete their survival skills and obtain their shelter, water, fire, and food emblems to make them ultimate survivors.

Water Wonders Camp
Ages 7-12 • June 20-23

There’s an exciting world within ponds, lakes, streams and rivers just waiting to be discovered. Campers explore a lake by canoe, play in a flowing creek, and hike through a forest to a winding stream. And of course, no water-themed camp is complete without water games! Personal flotation devices (PFDs) are provided to each camper, and trained staff accompany the campers for our canoe excursion and creek play day. Parents are welcome to join their child for the canoeing excursion.


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Upcoming Events around Louisville!



Nulu Bock Fest & Wurst Fest

March 25th, 12 to 6 p.m.

This Saturday will mark the sixth year of Bock Beer celebrations in the city of Louisville. Nulu is home to two coincidentally named alleys- Nanny Goat Strut and Billy Goat Strut, thus making it a fitting place for the Bock Beer Fest! Come out and drink locally brewed bock beers and enjoy safe and fun racing of the goats on Market Street!

12 p.m. Blessing of the Goats and Bock Beer
12:30 p.m. Nulu Marketplace Classic Adult Goat Race
1:15 p.m. Renewal by Andersen Sprint Baby Goat Race
2 p.m. First Urology Adult Goat Race
2:45 p.m. Tom Drexler Forecast Dash Baby Goat Race
3:30 p.m. Tractor Supply Adult Goat Race
4:15 p.m. Taj Bar Baby Goat Race
5 p.m. Hotel Genevieve Adult Goat Race
5:30 p.m. Jefferson County Farm Bureau Baby Goat Championship
6 p.m. Angel's Envy Adult Goat Championship

Music Schedule: 
12 - 1 p.m. School of Rock
1:15 - 2:30 p.m. Wicker Frog
2:30 - 3 p.m. Wurst Fest Winners Announced
3 - 4 p.m. Luke Powers
4:30 - 6 p.m. Nick Dittmeier and the Saw Dusters

The KY Proud® Wurst Fest will feature local restaurants that will create their own version of a cased sausage. Bock Fest attendees will be able to purchase the sausages at the festival, and a panel of esteemed celebrity judges will taste them all to crown the Wurst Fest Champion!

Competitors will turn in their Wurst submissions at 2 p.m. and the winner will be announced on the Main Stage at 3 p.m.

Nulu, E. Market St., Louisville, KY 40202

Louisville Children's Film Festival

March 25th, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. & 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

The 5th edition of the Louisville Children’s Film Festival brings in exciting independent films for kids to be shared by audiences of all ages.

Saturday, 10:30 a.m.
Warm and Fuzzy
Various Directors
Follow along as these critters and kids embark on adventures of friendship, family, and learning to be yourself. This colorful collection of animated films will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy!

Saturday, 12:30 p.m.
It’s Up to Us
Various Directors
Parents used to teach their children about climate change; now, children are teaching their parents. The short films in this collection demonstrate the ways in which today’s youth have quite literally taken matters into their own hands to ensure a cleaner, healthier environment for future generations. We can’t wait for others to make change happen – it’s up to us!

Get tickets to the 10:30 a.m. screenings here, and for tickets to the 12:30 p.m. screenings click here

2035 S. 3rd St., Louisville, KY 40208

Japanese Fisherman Dance Class

March 25th, 10 to 11 a.m.

A Japanese Corner Special Event - Japanese Fisherman Dance Class is part of AICH's Asian Language Corner Program.

During this one-hour class, participants can learn from Yuriko Yamamoto, a Japanese cultural Specialist, about Sōran Bushi (ソーラン節), one of the most famous traditional songs and dance (min'yō) in Japan and practice some basic dancing movements of Japanese Fisherman Dance.

Make sure to join the class wearing comfortable clothing & shoes and stay hydrated throughout the class!

This class is a family-friendly and free event. Ages 8 and up.

To sign up, fill out this form!

1244 S 3rd St, Louisville, KY 40203

Main Street Derby (La Grange)

March 25th, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Come out to Judith M Millinery Supply House for their Annual Main Street Derby. This is a free, fun family event which includes a Hat Show featuring hats made by milliners all over the US.

Kids-craft your own noodle horse and see which one will win Kids Derby! Includes a kid’s parade where participants can design their own “float” - just like the Pegasus Parade! Join world renowned milliner Jenny Pfanenstiel, owner of Judith M, in this Derby-themed event as she brings the hat experience to you! Bring a chair, friend, and the kids for a fun day of hats and activities. And don’t forget to wear your hats!

115 E. Main St., La Grange, 40031

Flea Off Market

March 25th & 26th

Louisville's pop-up flea market returns this weekend! Come out and enjoy great vendors, food trucks, craft beer and cocktails, live music, entertainment, free admission, and more!

The Flea Off Market features artists, makers, craftspeople, and vendors selling vintage, collectible, and handmade items.

Interested in becoming a vendor at the Flea Off Market? Click here to find out more!

Open Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. & Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is a free, family-friendly event. 

1000 E. Market St., Louisville, KY 40206

Monster Jam

March 25th & 26th

Experience full-throttle family fun at Monster Jam, where 12,000-pound monster trucks tear up the dirt in intense competitions of speed and skill.

Witness world-class drivers show off crazy skills and all-out racing in fierce head-to-head battles for the Event Championship. You will be close to the action with many of your favorites like the legendary Grave Digger®, snarling El Toro Loco, mighty Megalodon® and more, as they push the limits in Freestyle, Skills, Donut and Racing competitions. Monster Jam also features breathtaking Freestyle Motocross exhibitions. 

Saturday doors open at 6 p.m. Sunday doors open at 1 p.m.

Get your tickets here.

937 Phillips Ln., Louisville, KY 40209

Family: Cultures Crossing

March 26th, 3 p.m.

Each of us can define our lives through the music we love. This concert shows how composers take the music of their lives and share it for all to learn from and enjoy. This program introduces important symphonic works written in America that embody specific elements and tell stories of cultures from around the world and around the community. 

Leonard Bernstein: Overture to Candide
Saad Haddad: Manarah
Antonin Dvorak: Symphony No. 9, mvmt 2
Traditional: “Go Down Moses”
Florence Price: Excerpt from Concert Piece No. 2
Michael Foumai: Kealaikabiki Suite, mvmt 3. Raise Hawai’i
Lin-Manuel Miranda (arr Brubaker): Music from Hamilton
Leonard Bernstein: Overture to West Side Story

John Devlin, conductor

The event is taking place at Old Forester's Paristown Hall. Purchase your tickets here

724 Brent St., Louisville, KY 40202

Fight for Air Climb

March 26th, 8 a.m.

The Fight for Air Climb, is returning to Lynn Family Stadium, featuring one-of-a-kind views of the Louisville skyline and the best set of stairs this side of the Ohio River.

Lynn Family Stadium is the perfect setting for a day of fun, challenge and camaraderie.

The Louisville Fight for Air Climb is designed for every type of climber, from beginners to competitive climbers.

How you climb is up to you: race to the top or take it at your own speed.

Register now for $35, or day of event for $45. Contact Deena Kinkade Adams at Deena.Adams@lung.org

350 Adams St, Louisville, KY 40206

Kentucky Derby Museum Hat Show

March 26th, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Get an exclusive look at the latest couture designs from the Kentucky Derby Museum’s featured milliners at this one-of-a-kind event.

Enjoy unlimited mimosas and brunch bites before 11 a.m., when models take to the runway to show off the latest hat and David Yurman jewelry trends.

A DJ will keep the party going while milliners help you plan your signature Derby look. Spring is in the air, so grab your girlfriends and head to the Kentucky Derby Museum Hat Show!

Get your tickets here

704 Central Ave., Louisville, KY 40208

PG&J's No Fleas, Please! Market

March 26th, 1 to 5 p.m.

Join the Arrow Fund and other local vendors on the last Sunday of every month for PG&J's market. 

No dog, no prob! You don’t need a dog to enjoy the dog bar! Humans must be 21+

New to PG&J's? Bringing your dog? You must have vet records (paper or digital) showing that your dog is spayed or neutered, and vaccinated for Rabies, Distemper, Bordetella, and Canine Flu. Dogs must be 4 months or older.

Email Records to: info.pgjdogbar@gmail.com

800 Baxter Ave., Louisville, KY 40204

YES! Youth Violence Prevention Week

March 27th through April 1st

Louisville's youth are full of opinions and have their collective eyes on the future. Join Louisville's youth as they lead our community's discussion on violence prevention and get involved with them! Come to these events, join the discussions and celebrations and show you care about them, their future and what they think. Your opportunities to engage with our community’s smart youth are abundant!

The week will host many events and ways to get involved, including a Youth Vendor Fair, Open Mic & Poetry Night, Documentary Night and more! See all the different events and read more details here

Various locations


Men's NCAA Tournament
March 24th & 26th, March Madness South Regionals, KFC Yum! Center

Louisville Bats -
Opening Night, April 4th, 6:35 p.m. versus the Indianapolis Indians at Louisville Slugger Field

Louisville City FC - 
March 25th, 3 p.m. versus El Paso Locomotive FC at Lynn Family Stadium

Racing Louisville FC 
April 1st, 3 p.m. versus Washington Spirit at Lynn Family Stadium

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 Pantries open in District 2

  • Peace Presbyterian Church (4210 East Indian Trail, Louisville, KY 40213)

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

  • Forest Baptist Church (4500 Petersburg Road, Louisville, KY 40218)

                                     Open every 1st Thursday of the month -- 4pm - 6pm

Information about both pantries:

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



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.

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***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

cheesy potatoes

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.

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes and Ham


Prep/Cook:  1 hrs 38 mins.

Yield:  8 servings

Ingredient Checklist - 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 small yellow onion, diced
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 cup half-and-half
- ½ cup whole milk
- salt and ground black pepper to taste
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ¼ teaspoon paprika
- 4 large russet potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
- 1 ½ cups chopped hickory smoked ham
- ½ cup grated Cheddar cheese
- ½ cup grated Monterey Jack cheese
Instructions Checklist

- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Butter a baking dish.

- Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir until starting to soften, 3 to 4 minutes. Sprinkle flour over onion and whisk together. Cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Stir in half-and-half and milk; whisk until thickened, 3 to 4 minutes more. Remove from heat; season sauce with salt and pepper. Add garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce, onion powder, and paprika.

- Place half the sliced potatoes into the baking dish; top with half the chopped ham. Sprinkle half the Cheddar cheese and half the Monterey Jack cheese on top. Pour in half the sauce from the skillet. Repeat layering the remaining potatoes, ham, cheeses, and sauce, ending with a layer of cheese and sauce. Cover dish with aluminum foil.

- Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes. Remove the foil and bake until the cheese on top is golden and sauce is bubbling, 20 to 30 minutes more.