District 14 Weekly eNews, May 9, 2024

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District 14 Councilwoman


Vice Chair of Democratic Caucus

Contact Cindi Fowler

Legislative Assistant

Amy Stewart

Office Locations:

601 West Jefferson St.
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 574-1114


Southwest Government Center
7219 Dixie Highway
Louisville, KY 40258

2024 Committees:

Chair of Parks & Sustainability

Budget & Appropriations


Visit Councilwoman Fowler's website 


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In This Edition...

Empty the Shelters Campaign through May 15th

Adoption fees are waived from May 1-15 to Empty the Shelters!  Click here for more information.  Louisville Metro Animal Services is participating.


Paint With Your Child Tomorrow


Ripple Effects Student Photo Contest & Workshops, Farnsley-Moremen on Saturday


Water is vital to life on Earth and our city is fortunate to be nestled along the mighty Ohio River, and close to beautiful streams and wetlands. But we also face frequent flooding and pollution is a threat to many of our waterways.

To mark Earth Day 2024, the Ripple Effects: Exploring Water in Louisville Photo Contest invites all K-12 students in the Louisville area to capture images of what water means to them. What is most beautiful about water in our community? What water-related problems do we need to address? How do we use, recreate in, and interact with water?

Cash prizes for 1st ($100), 2nd ($75), 3rd ($50), and honorable mention ($25) will be awarded for the best photographs in the following age categories: kindergarten through 2nd grade; 3rd through 5th grade, middle school, and high school. The winning entries will also be featured in an exhibit at the Kentucky State Fair.

Photo submissions are due by August 3rd (one photo per student).


Ripple Effects Student Photo Workshops

  • Riverside, Farnsley-Moremen Landing
    Saturday, May 11, 4 PM
  • The Falls of the Ohio
    Tuesday, May 14, 6:30 PM
  • PNC Achievement Center in Beckley Creek Park
    Friday, May 17, 6:30 PM
  • The Boathouse at Waterfront Park
    Monday, May 20, 6:30 PM  (the Saturday, May 25 workshop has been canceled)

Please join us for one (or more!) of these free workshops presented by local professional photographers. Workshops include a short indoor visual presentation explaining the Ripple Effects contest and the basics of photography, followed by a trip outside to photograph the surroundings in early evening light before the sun sets. Bring your camera or a phone.

Workshops are FREE for kids & families.

Space is limited and registration is required.*  

Pop-Up Drop-Off Saturday on UL's Shelby Campus


Wellness Series at SW Library


Opportunities to Learn About Middle Housing


Kentucky Kingdom Offers Free Pre-K Passes


To register for a FREE Pre-K Pass, click here.

Join the Walking Club at Riverside


Forest Fest Returns to Jefferson Memorial Forest May 18th

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Library Offers Sensory Sensation


Iroquois Amphitheater Free Movie Night

Free Summer Movies | A Hard Day's Night (G) + Yesterday (PG-13) | Wednesday, May 22 | 6 p.m.

Our gates will open at 6 p.m. First film starts at 7 p.m., second film starts ½ hour after the first one ends. Classic cartoons before the first films! No outside food or beverages allowed.


Wild Lights at the Louisville Zoo Extended Through June 16

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.


Summer Jobs for Youth Ages 16-21

Hot Summer Jobs! SummerWorks jobs available now for Louisville youth 16-21 at Ace Project, Finishing Trades Institute of DC91, Food Literacy Project, and Louisville Parks and Recreation. Learn more: https://conta.cc/3JjlGmZ.


Celebrate Women Who Serve


Plan Ahead for Yoga at the Library


Meet Your Beat Officer in the 3rd Division


Congressman McGarvey's Office Offers Assistance

For assistance with Social Security, IRS, Veteran's Benefits, Medicare, HUD Passports, Immigration and more, click here.


Jefferson County Residents Can Apply for Electric Assistance through Metro RCS


Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Spring Subsidy Cooling Component applications will be accepted on a first come, first-served basis from April 16 to May 31, 2024, or until designated funds are depleted. Kentucky households, up to 150 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, can receive a benefit to offset their home electric costs.

The Spring Subsidy Cooling Component provides households a one-time benefit ranging from $38 to $200 depending on income levels and housing category. Benefits are paid directly to the household’s electric vendor.

Jefferson County residents wishing to apply must schedule an appointment utilizing the automated appointment system. Appointments can be scheduled by phone by calling 502-991-8391 or online at louisvilleky.cascheduler.com. The toll-free service is currently open and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

All applicants will be required to supply the following documentation at time of application:

  • Proof of Social Security Number or Permanent Residence card (Green Card) for each member of the household.
  • Proof of income from the preceding month for all members of the household.
  • Most current electric bill, statement from your landlord if electric is included in your rent, statement from utility company if you participate in a Pre-Pay Electric Program.
  • The account number and name on the account for main heating fuel sources and electric bill.

Assistance received during previous LIHEAP components does not affect a household's eligibility.

Community Action Kentucky administers LIHEAP in partnership with the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services who receive the funding as a pass-through block grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. For more information about LIHEAP, including contact information for all local Community Action agencies, please visit the Community Action Kentucky website at www.CAPKY.org.

MyTARC Mobile - a Better Way to Ride TARC


MyTARC Mobile will give customers the ability to purchase TARC tickets on their phone. To use mobile ticketing, TARC customers can download the Token Transit App (available in the Apple App Store, and Google Play Store) search for TARC, and choose the right mobile ticket. Single rides will cost the same as on the MyTARC fare card ($1.50 per trip). More information is available on their website.

Jefferson Memorial Summer Camps


Save the Date - Riverview Independence Festival June 29, 2024


Free Radon Test Kit

To order your FREE Radon kit,click here.


Career Opportunities with Louisville Metro Government


Come work for Louisville Metro Government! You can search for all open positions and submit your application now. You can access career opportunities by clicking here.

Note: For assistance with the application process, please contact the NEOGOV Customer Support Help Desk at (855) 524-5627 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday through Friday.

Reporting Potholes


We need your help reporting potholes, use one of the methods below;

  1. Use an online form by clicking here.
  2. Use Twitter by sending the location of the hole to @LouMetro311 and include the hashtag #502pothole.
  3. Call Metro311 or 574-5000 to report potholes or any other issues.
  4. Call our office at 574-1114, and we'll turn it in on your behalf.

To report a pothole on an interstate in Jefferson County, go to the “contact us” dropdown menu and select “report a hazard” on KYTC’s website http://transportation.ky.gov or click here.

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Report a Litterer!

Report a Litterer

Get directly involved in making Louisville a more litter-free community through the Report-A-Litterer program aimed at motorists who throw fast-food wrappers, cigarette butts, soda bottles or any type of litter out their car window. 

Click here to report.

Click here for more information

How Can You Help with Illegal Dumping


Illegally dumped trash is more than just an eyesore! It is expensive to clean up, it negatively impacts our quality of life and economic development, and the plastic debris may end up in our waterways and oceans. Individuals caught dumping illegally may have their vehicle impounded and face fines and fees totaling about $1,000. 

We have recently posted images on social media asking for help identifying illegal dumpers caught on camera and reporting when a vehicle was impounded. WDRB also helped spread the word about the negative impacts of illegal dumping. View their story here

Residents are encouraged to fill out this online form if they witness illegal dumping. The form can also be used to share home security camera footage or images of illegal dumping occurring with our Solid Waste Enforcement Department. Go to Louisvilleky.gov/IllegalDumping to learn more about how you can help prevent illegal dumping. 

Did you know..? Many waste materials can be dropped off legally and for FREE. Up to three large household items, up to 4 passenger tires, and up to 3 electronics items can be dropped off for free at the at the Waste Reduction Center, located at 636 Meriwether Avenue. A pickup truckload of yard waste or construction debris can be disposed for only $60.00.

Residents can also utilize the free Pop-Up Drop-Off events that occur monthly, on a Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., March - November, in various parts of Jefferson County. Items must be separated into the various categories for easy off-loading. Know before you go! View the accepted items list here: Louisvilleky.gov/PopUps.

Southwest Community Ministries - Items Needed


Southwest Community Ministries is currently overwhelmed with families who have never needed assistance before but are running out of household and hygiene products! They are asking for help from members of the community, youth groups, or anyone willing to donate.

If you would prefer to give food donations, items such as ravioli, ramen, fruit cups, canned meats, soups, and peanut butter crackers are always good options. Things like Ensure and pull top lids are good for seniors as well!

Needed Household Items:

  • Toilet Paper
  • Deodorant
  • Soups
  • Ravioli
  • Ramen Noodles

Items can be dropped off at the Ministry (8504 Terry Rd.) Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. For more information please call (502) 935-0310.

Donations can also be made by visiting SouthwestCommunityMinistries.org/donate.

Gun Violence Dashboard is Live


The city’s new “Metro Gun Violence Dashboard” is now live on OSHN’s Louisvilleky.gov website.

The dashboard is a real-time, comprehensive reporting tool that will expand government transparency and will aim to create more collaborative work opportunities with and within the Louisville community.

The dashboard is a collaborative project between OSHN and the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) and was funded with a $100,000 competitive grant from the national Everytown for Safety Support Fund.

The dashboard will use data from Mark 43, LMPD’s record management system and will show a variety of reporting elements. For example, it will show maps and trends on where shots are fired, where homicides and non-fatal shootings happen, literal neighborhood and block reports, and historic, comparative, and detailed data starting from the year 2010.

It will give anonymized information on victims of gun violence, trend reports and provides an array of measurements, including, for example, what is shown as the likeliest or most common times and/or days for violence.

Visit the LIVE Dashboard Here!

Meriweather Waste Reduction Center

Meriweather Waste Reduction Center

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

Hours of Operation

Tuesday - Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Appointments available Tuesday - Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

Examples of single items

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

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