District 9 eNews - Thursday, February 26, 2015


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Bill Hollander

Councilman Bill Hollander
601 West Jefferson Street
(502) 574-1109
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Kyle Ethridge
Legislative Assistant
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D9 Community Conversation – March 2


The next Community Conversation is scheduled for Monday, March 2 at 6:30 p.m. at United Crescent Hill Ministries, 150 State Street in Clifton. We’ll hear a short report from Kroger regarding the upcoming renovations at the Clifton Kroger on Brownsboro Road and you will have an opportunity to ask questions and make suggestions to Kroger representatives. But most of the time and focus at the meeting will be on you.  We are hoping for unscripted, open conversations about your vision for D9 and the City. Please mark your calendar and join us – and bring along a friend or neighbor!

Tell Your Neighbors Your Sustainability Stories

I want to use the D9 eNews to feature residents and businesses doing good things for the environment.  Riding the bus, bicycling, walking, gardening and more – our eNews will feature practices which can benefit all of us.


We’ll start next week with a bus-riding story.  Tell us your sustainability success story at bill.hollander@louisvilleky.gov.

Tax Preparation Appointments Available

tax prep

My office is partnering with the Louisville Asset Building Coalition to provide FREE tax preparation services again. The service is FREE if you earned $58,000 Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) or less in 2014 or if you quality for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Call the office on March 2 to see if you qualify and to make your March appointment – 574-1109! Appointments are available on Friday, March 6 and 20 between 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at United Crescent Hill Ministries, 150 S. State Street. 

Notice of Planning & Design Public Meetings

metro seal

Information provided by Louisville Metro Planning and Design Services, 444 S. 5th Street – Suite 300, Louisville, KY 40202-4313, (502)574-6230

Case Number: 14DEVPLAN1182
You are invited to attend a review of a REVISED DETAILED DISTRICT DEVELOPMENT PLAN to allow existing parking and modify an existing building element to allow a new sign.
Subject Property: 157 Thierman Lane
Case Manager: Matthew Doyle (matthew.doyle@louisvilleky.gov)
Meeting Type: Development Review Committee (DRC)
Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Time: Meeting will begin at 1:00 P.M. and continue until all cases are heard
Location: Old Jail Building Court Room, 514 West Liberty Street, Louisville, KY 40202

For basic details for above case/s please visit http://www.louisvilleky.gov/PlanningDesign/Click on “Case Information – eCustomer Services” link.  Then select the “home” tab and select the type of case and enter the above case number.  For specific case information please call or email the above listed case manager.  If you have any questions please contact Planning & Design directly at 574-6230.

External Agency Funds Applications Being Accepted

External agencies

Louisville Metro Government is now accepting External Agency Fund applications for FY16 (July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016) from non-governmental, or "external” agencies, that contribute to the city's cultural, social and economic vitality. Visit here for more information. 

For grants administered by Community Services, qualified non-profits committed to providing services that achieve meaningful outcomes for Louisville citizens in the following key areas are encouraged to apply:

  • Decreasing homelessness;
  • Increasing household financial stability;
  • Increasing youth, teen, and/or young adult engagement
  • Increasing access to services and resources for a targeted population.

Click here for the Social Services funding program application, due by 5 p.m. on March 13th.

Click here for the CDBG, ESG, and HOPWA Competitive Funding Process, due by 5 p.m. on March 19th.

Louisville Metro Department of Economic Development, Louisville Forward is administering the Arts and Cultural Attractions funding program.  Click here for application.

7th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival

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Kentucky Waterways Alliance (KWA) is bringing SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival back to Louisville and District 9 for the 7th year. The festival will be presented on Friday, March 13, 2015, from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM at the Clifton Center.

An opening reception will be held at 6:00 PM with food and drink provided by event sponsors, Wiltshire Pantry and Founders Brewing Co. and thanks to Quest Outdoors, they will be raffling off another kayak this year!  You don’t need to be present to win, so get your raffle tickets even if you can’t make the show!Raffle Tickets can be purchased the night of the event, or prior to the event by contacting the KWA office at (502) 589-8008.

The festival is a natural extension of Kentucky Waterways Alliance’s work to inspire people to act on behalf of the environment. For over 22 years, Kentucky Waterways Alliance has worked to protect and restore Kentucky’s waterways. With a membership base that spans the state, KWA strengthens partnerships within watersheds and communities, while working for more effective water protection at the state and national levels.


Cost is $15 for members and $25 for non-members, which includes a yearly membership. Tickets can be purchased online at: https://secure.donationpay.org/kwalliance/wsfftickets2015.php

Volunteer for Second Saturday Serve

Remember all those volunteers in the 40206 zip code last spring? They are coming back, on a monthly basis. Northeast Christian Church, 131 Vernon Avenue in Clifton, is launching a monthly service day. The second Saturday of the month volunteers will meet up and will serve the 40206 community. The first event is scheduled for Saturday, March 14 from 9:00 a.m. – Noon. Volunteers should meet at 125 Vernon Avenue.  Volunteers will be working on Vernon Avenue to try and clean it up from the winter. Volunteers should bring their own gloves. Questions: please contact Joey Keck at joey.keck@necchurch.org

Help FABA Raise Munny for the Bunny!

Easter Bunny

The Easter Bunny is coming to The Avenue! The Annual Frankfort Avenue Easter Parade is scheduled for Saturday, April 4th, 2015. They are currently looking for individuals who would like to be involved in a planning committee for the parade to raise funds for traffic control and security purposes. If you'd like to help out with the planning committee, please contact Michaelle Warner at her email address: michaellewarner1@gmail.com for notifications on meetings and planning details. 


If you would like to donate to the Easter Parade, make checks payable to Frankfort Avenue Business Association and mail to 2117 Payne Street Louisville, KY 40206.

The Benefits of Growing Mushrooms

Billy goat hill

The Billy Goat Hill Community Garden and Magnificent Mushrooms present the benefits of growing mushrooms on April 12 and 26 and May 3 and 17, 2015 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Each class will focus on a special aspect of growing your own mushrooms. Join them at the Clifton Center, 2117 Payne Street. Eric Osborne, instructor and owner of Magnificent Mushrooms, has a Masters in Education and is Indiana’s first state recognized wild mushroom expert.  He will help us understand the benefits of growing and eating mushrooms and how to grow gourmet in our own backyards.  

Sign up now for one or more class(es) at $10 each (pay in cash or check on day of). Thanks to a Louisville Metro Healthy Hometown Grant, they are offering scholarships to the first 15 for each class. To sign up, please email nataliehharris@gmail.com with the following information: Name, Email, Class(es) you plan to attend, and if a scholarship is requested. Questions please contact Natalie Harris at 377-4997 or email nataliehharris@gmail.com.

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 Kyle Ethridge or call 574-1109.

Thursday, February 26: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host 2014 in Film: a Review at 6:30 p.m. Questions please call 574-1793.

Friday, February 27: Historic Frankfort Avenue will host the February F.A.T. Friday Trolley Hop from 6:00pm to 10:30pm.  The F.A.T. Friday Trolley Hop, held year-round on the final Friday of every month, provides FREE parking and transportation to participating shops, restaurants and galleries along the Frankfort, Mellwood and Story Avenue corridor.  For more information please visit www.fatfridayhop.com.

Friday, February 27: The Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) will host a Weird Birthday Bash, presented by Quest Outdoors, from 7:00pm-11:00pm at Headliners Music Hall, 1386 Lexington Road. The event will include music by Hay DJ and Tony and the Tan Lines, a cash bar, prizes, and party games such as "Pin the Mustache on the Mayor." Attendees will also get to taste several birthday cakes and vote for their favorite in the "Weird Birthday Cake Contest" where local bakeries will submit their unique creations made especially for this event. Tickets are available for $10 at Better Days Records, Headliners box office, or online at www.keeplouisvilleweird.com.

Sunday, March 1: The Clifton Center, 2117 Payne Street, to host an evening of Jazz with Jane Monheit at 7:30 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.


Monday, March 2: District 9 Community Conversation at 6:30 p.m. at United Crescent Hill Ministries (UCHM), 150 S. State Street. We’ll hear a short report from Kroger regarding the upcoming renovations at the Clifton Kroger on Brownsboro Road and you will have an opportunity to ask questions and make suggestions to Kroger representatives. But most of the time and focus at the meeting will be on you.  We are hoping for unscripted, open conversations about your vision for D9 and the City. Please mark your calendar and join us – and bring along a friend or neighbor!

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