Frankfort Avenue to Host FAT Friday Trolley Hop on August 29th Wednesday, Aug 27 2014 

Historic Frankfort Avenue will host the FAT Friday Trolley Hop on Friday, August 29th from 6:00pm-10:30pm. Many businesses will host live music, offer special sales and serve refreshments. Free trolleys will run along Frankfort Avenue, from Cannons Lane to River Road. For more information, visit www.fatfridayhop.org.

 Special activities planned for the August 29th Trolley Hop include:

  • Crescent Hill Radio, 2520 Frankfort Avenue, will host a free concert on the lawn in front of the studio featuring folk/Americana band Harpeth Rising at 6:30pm, followed by the rock band Strongbird at 8:30pm. Food and beer will also be available from J. Gumbos.
  • RiverPark Place Marina, 1501 River Road, will host the “Boats, Bands and Bourbon” event from 5:30pm-10:30pm featuring a live band, cash bar and food trucks.
  • Fierce Salon, 2708 Frankfort Avenue, will host an Open House event including refreshments, discount coupons, and a meet-n-greet with the stylists.
  • Heine Brothers, 2714 Frankfort Avenue, will offer 10% off all lemonade drinks during the Hop.
  • A Reader’s Corner Bookstore, 2044 Frankfort Avenue, will host a book signing by Kris Applegate of her new book “Legendary Locals of Louisville” from 7:00pm-9:00pm.
  • Lexie’s Trading Post, 2224 Frankfort Avenue, will host the Animal Care Society with adoptable pets, and anyone who donates an item for the animal center will get a free Lip Balm.
  • The Tangerine Closet, 2359 Frankfort Avenue, will host live music by The Moonlight Peddlers and offer 30% off all summer inventory.
  • Vint Coffee, 2309 Frankfort Avenue, will offer $1 off all beers if you mention Trolley Hop!
  • Margaret’s Consignment, located at 2700 Frankfort Avenue, will host a tarot card reader, live entertainment by Tanita Gaines in the courtyard, refreshments, and a 10% discount on cash purchases.
  • The Irish Rover, 2319 Frankfort Avenue, will host a Traditional Irish Music Seisuin (informal jam session) in the bar area beginning at approximately 8:00pm.
  • The Comfy Cow, 2221 Frankfort Avenue, will host live music from the local blues duo Lazy 11 from 7:00pm-10:00pm on the porch.
  • Just Creations, 2722 Frankfort Avenue, will host an Open House featuring food samples and 15% of all sales will be donated to Bombolulu Workshops in Kenya to help provide new sewing machines for the artisans.
  • BAZ and BEA Boutique, located in the Mellwood Art Center, will host “March of the Monarchs” to raise awareness of the endangered Monarch butterfly. Monarch inspired apparel and other items will be featured, and guests can register for free milkweed plants to support the monarch’s migration and talk with a Kentucky Certified Nurseryman to learn how to attract butterflies.
  • The Wine Rack, 2632 Frankfort Avenue, will host a wine tasting and Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese sampling from 6:00pm-8:00pm.   
  • Varanese Restaurant, 2106 Frankfort Avenue, will host drink specials and live jazz music. 

The FAT Friday Trolley Hop, held year-round on the final Friday of every month, provides free parking and trolley transportation to participating shops, restaurants and galleries. The route runs along Frankfort, Mellwood and Story Avenue from Cannons Lane to River Road. The trolley program relies on the support of member businesses to cover the cost of the free public trolley service. 

 

 

 

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Downtown Crossing: Look Ahead Tuesday, Jul 29 2014 

Contact:  Ed Green
Bridges Project-Downtown Crossing
502.544.2917, Ed@c2strategic.com
 
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 29, 2014)The ramp from Liberty Street/Preston Street/Muhammad Ali Boulevard to I-65 North is scheduled to close overnight Tuesday, July 29 for work on the crash cushion. It’s expected to close shortly before midnight and reopen by 5 a.m.In addition, the following closures and lane restrictions are expected the rest of this week in connection with construction on the Downtown Crossing:Louisville Streets:

  • Witherspoon Street from Adams Street to River Road is scheduled to be closed through Monday, August 25 for demolition work in the area. A signed detour will be in place.
  • Intermittent overnight lane closures are scheduled on Mellwood Avenue under I-64 through Monday, August 25 for demolition work in the area, leaving only one lane of Mellwood Avenue open to traffic.
  • Intermittent lane closures are scheduled on Story Avenue under I-64 through Monday, August 25 for demolition work in the area, leaving only one lane of Story Avenue open to traffic.
  • Intermittent closures are scheduled on Frankfort Avenue from Story Avenue to River Road through Monday, August 25 for work in the area. Local access will be available between Story Avenue and Washington Street. A signed detour will be in place.
  • Intermittent closures are scheduled on Jefferson Street from Jackson Street to Floyd Street through Monday, August 25 for demolition work. A signed detour will be in place.
  • Intermittent closures are scheduled on Main Street from Hancock Street to Jackson Street through Monday, August 25 for demolition and dirt work. A signed detour will be in place.
  • Intermittent closures are scheduled on Market Street from Jackson Street to Hancock Street through Monday, August 25 for demolition and deliveries. A signed detour will be in place.
  • Intermittent closures are scheduled on Floyd Street from Muhammad Ali Boulevard to Liberty Street through Monday, August 25 for demolition work. A signed detour will be in place.
  • Intermittent closures are scheduled on Liberty Street from Floyd Street to Preston Street through Monday, August 25 for demolition and bridge work. A signed detour will be in place.
  • Intermittent closures are scheduled on Preston Street from Jefferson Street to Liberty Street through Monday, August 25 for bridge work. A signed detour will be in place.
  • Intermittent closures are scheduled on Jackson Street from Jefferson Street to Market Street through Monday, August 25 for dirt work. A signed detour will be in place.

LMPD’s 5th Division Annual Night Out Against Crime Monday, Jul 28 2014 

National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness as well as provide an opportunity to promote and celebrate police-community partnerships in crime prevention efforts. “A connected neighborhood is a safer neighborhood!” On Tuesday, August 5, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S Peterson Avenue, residents in neighborhoods throughout the 5th Division and across the city and the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights, and spend the evening outside with neighbors. Join your neighbors for great music, food, drinks, giveaways, children’s activities, local vendors displays, and much, much more. It will be a fun event for all ages!

Public Works to Sell Compost Bins and Rain Barrels Wednesday, Jul 23 2014 

Rain Barrell

The Louisville Metro Public Works Department Solid Waste Management Division will offer compost bins and rain barrels for sale for a limited time beginning July 21.

The sale will feature the same Earth Machine compost bins and SYSTERN rain barrels offered at our successful truckload sale held in May. The two products offer ways to turn organic waste into valuable compost and collect rain for use in watering gardens.

Sales will end when the limited supply of bins and barrels runs out. Rain barrels are priced at $55 each and compost bins at $45 each. Sale hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Solid Waste Management office, 600 Meriwether Street, whiles supplies last. Payment must be made by check or money order. No cash or credit cards will be accepted.

Each 1,000 residents who actively compost divert 600,000 pounds of organic waste from local landfills each year. One inch of rain falling on a 1,000 sq. ft. roof harvests up to 600 gallons of rainwater for use on lawns and gardens without turning on the tap.

 

Pilot Food Waste Drop-off Program Ending Tuesday, Jul 22 2014 

Media Contact
Harold Adams, 502.574.6153
Chris Poynter, 502.574.4546

Louisville, KY (July 21, 2014) – A pilot food waste drop-off program begun in April this year by the Solid Waste Management Services Division of Metro Public Works will be terminated August 1, 2014 due to lack of participation.

 The program invited citizens and restaurateurs to drop off up to five gallons of food scraps at a time for composting at the East District Public Works Yard Recycling Center located at 595 N. Hubbards Lane. It was an extension of the food composting component of a Wet-Dry recycling pilot program begun this spring in the downtown Central Business District. The CBD food composting program is working well and will continue.

 But very few food drop-offs have been made at the Hubbards Lane facility, leading to the decision to end the program. However, year-round recycling drop-off for nonfood items continues.

 Four staffed and 13 unstaffed recycling centers are available for drop off of plastic, paper, glass, metal and aluminum. Staffed recycling centers also accept special items such as antifreeze, motor oil and oil filters, printer cartridges, DVDs and CDs, floppy disks and cooking oil.

 Staffed recycling centers are open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at:

East District Public Works Yard
595 N. Hubbards Lane (On the corner of Brownsboro Road.)

Metro Parks Landscaping
9300 Whipps Mill Road

Southwest Government Center
7219 Dixie Highway

Central Government Center
7201 Outer Loop

A complete list of recycling locations can be found at www.louisvilleky.gov/SolidWaste/recycling/drop-off-locations.htm.

Free junk disposal of up to three items is available at the Metro Waste Reduction Center, 636 Meriwether Avenue. Household junk items, tree limbs and stumps up to 3 feet in diameter, tires, metal waste, household construction debris, furniture and appliances are accepted. Fees, based on junk volume and vehicle size, are charged for larger amounts of junk. The Waste Reduction Center is open Wednesday – Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Center also has a CyberCycle program that accepts from residents up to three electronic items at no charge. Acceptable items for the CyberCycle program include televisions, computers, scanners, printers, monitors, tape and disk drives, electronic game systems, VCRs, CD players, digital cameras, copiers, cell phones, CDs and floppy disks. Businesses can also drop off items at a charge of thirty cents per pound.

Household hazardous materials such as paint that are not accepted at the drop-off can be taken to the Louisville Metro Household Hazardous Materials Collection Center (Haz-Bin) at 7501 Grade Lane on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

In addition to recycling, citizens are urged to remember two other R words—Reduce and Reuse. Look for every opportunity to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle items to cut down on waste that goes into landfills. An example is the use of reusable water bottles, coffee mugs and grocery bags. Learn more about how to extend the life of your unused stuff at www.louisvilleky.gov/SolidWaste/recycling/Reduce+and+Reuse.htm.

Green Triangle eNews Update Thursday, Jul 17 2014 

The last Green Triangle eNews was emailed on July 9, 2014. The 9th District office has decided to combine the weekly No. 9 eNews and bi-weekly Green Triangle eNews. All Green Triangle updates will now be included in the weekly eNews. If you already received the weekly eNews you don’t need to update your subscription. If you would like to subscribe to the weekly No. 9 eNews please click here and include your contact information and in the subject write “subscribe to eNews”.

Crescent Hill Reservoir Temporarily Closed Tuesday, Jul 15 2014 

Side view

Beginning July 21, the Crescent Hill Reservoir will temporarily close to walkers and runners as Louisville Water completes the restoration project at the site.  Since the winter, visitors to the Reservoir have noticed the scaffolding that surrounds the Gatehouse, the Gothic-style structure that sits between the basins. 

Louisville Water is replacing the roof on the Gatehouse and restoring the interior and exterior features. Louisville Water closed part of the Reservoir’s walking/running path when the project started. Now, as the project enters the final phase, Louisville Water needs to entirely close the Reservoir to the public. Contractors will repair the stonework on the stairs that lead up to the Gatehouse and Louisville Water is unable to keep the walking path open. The work should be complete by mid-September.  

The Crescent Hill Reservoir and Gatehouse is a favorite walking destination and Louisville Water looks forward to reopening it to the public. Constructed in 1878, the facility was part of Louisville Water’s expansion in the late 19th century and is part of the company’s water treatment process today.  The Gatehouse contains the original valves that controlled the flow of water in and out of the Reservoir and features exquisite architectural detail both inside and out.  In 1878, Chief Engineer Charles Hermany designed the Gatehouse to resemble a building he’d seen on the Rhine River. Today, the facility is a Kentucky Historic site. Except for some work after the 1974 tornado, this facility has not had an extensive restoration. 

You can watch the progress at LouisvilleWater.com or on twitter @louisvillewater

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Bike Lanes Update July 2, 2014 Thursday, Jul 3 2014 

In an effort to improve communication from Metro Public Works, this is the first in a series of regular updates on bike lane planning, installation and improvement activity in Louisville Metro.

Grinstead Drive

This project, initially scheduled to begin June 23, is now set to get underway with paving on Monday, July 7 and should be completed in approximately one week. The project runs along Grinstead between Stilz Avenue and Lexington Road. In final preparations for beginning this installation, planners decided that it makes sense to include the one-block section along Stilz between Grinstead and Frankfort Avenue. There will be a single bike lane along the Louisville Water Company side of the street. As a reminder, Grinstead will be reconfigured from four driving lanes to a single driving lane in each direction, a center turning lane and one bicycle lane in each direction.

Hill Street

This project was completed on June 20. It reconfigured Hill between Sixth and Seventeenth streets from four driving lanes to a single driving lane in each direction, a center turning lane and one bicycle lane in each direction.

New Navigational Aid

Last week bendable pylons were added along Breckinridge Street at the intersection with Fourth Street, and  along Seventh Street at the intersection with Broadway to help clarify where motorists and cyclists should be when making a turn or entering traffic. If struck by a vehicle, the pylons bend and then flex back to an upright position after the vehicle passes.

Metro Council Request for Information

Public Works staff is in the process of gathering information and making plans necessary to comply with the Council request to produce certain data and planning information by August 31, 2014.

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