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“Meet with Bill” in August Thursday, Jul 30 2015 

Please plan to attend the upcoming “Meet with Bill” on Tuesday, August 11, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. We’ll be meeting at the St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue. We’ll be in the library room on the 2nd floor at the top of the stairs.

We understand that not everyone has the time to come downtown to meet , so we wanted to make this easy and informal with no appointment necessary to let me know if you have any concerns or questions about anything going on in the district or Metro Louisville.

For more information contact the Councilman’s office at 574-1109.

Downtown Crossing: Look Ahead Tuesday, Jul 28 2015 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 28, 2015)The following closures and lane restrictions are expected the rest of this week in connection with construction on the Downtown Crossing:

Overnight closure scheduled Tuesday, July 28*

  • One lane of the ramp from I-65 North to I-64 East/I-71 North

Overnight closure scheduled Tuesday, July 28 and Wednesday, July 29*

  • Ramp from I-64 East to I-71 North

Overnight closures scheduled Tuesday, July 28-Saturday, August 1*

  • Ramp from I-64 East to I-65 North
  • Ramp from I-65 South to I-64 East/I-71 North
  • Ramp from Story Avenue to I-64 West
  • Two lanes of I-64 West from Story Avenue to the I-65 split
  • Two lanes of I-64 East from 3rd Street to Mellwood Avenue
  • One lane of I-65 North from Muhammad Ali Boulevard to Main Street


Drug Disposal Drop Off TUESDAY, July 28 Monday, Jul 27 2015 

Get rid of unused medications tomorrow, Tuesday, July 28 between 10:00 a.m. – Noon at United Crescent Hill Ministries (UCHM), 150 S. State Street. LMPD will be collecting old medications onsite.

Drug disposal flyer-July 2015

Public Safety Committee invites public comment on Short Term Rentals ordinance Thursday, Jul 23 2015 

Special hearing set for Wednesday August 5th

Louisville – The Metro Council’s Public Safety Committee will invite public comment on the proposed short term rentals ordinance at its meeting on Wednesday, August 5th at 3:30pm.

Chairman Yates says the following guidelines will be followed for the public hearing:

  • The public will be permitted two minutes to speak to the short term rentals ordinance.
  • Each speaker will need to sign in with the Clerk’s office on the Third Floor of City Hall beginning at 2:30p.m.
  • Speakers will be called in the same order in which they were signed in.
  • The Committee requests that any member of the public unable to speak during this allotted time provide written materials detailing their concerns and opinions to the Clerk’s office to be distributed to all Metro Council members and be documented for the record.

Council members Tom Owen (D-8, Bill Hollander (D-6) and David James (D-6) are also sponsors of the ordinance.

The Public Safety Committee will meet at 3:30pm in Council Chambers, 601 West Jefferson Street.

All Council meetings are carried live on Metro TV, Time Warner Cable Channel 25. You can also watch the meetings online by going to the Metro Council home page at and click the “Watch Meetings Online” link.

Zorn Avenue Update Thursday, Jul 16 2015 

Information provided by MSD:

The intense rainfall events experienced on July 12 and 13th caused a drainage structure along Zorn Avenue to fail and a large void within the southbound lanes developed.  MSD is working to repair the drainage structures and roadway.  The goal is to have the roadway reopened to full traffic flow by this weekend.

Grinstead Drive Updates from Louisville Water Company Monday, Jul 13 2015 


This week, Louisville Water will make additional repairs to its 60-inch water main that broke on June 18 along Grinstead Drive.  Following the break, Louisville Water replaced a section of the main and then performed two robotic inspections of the pipe before putting it back into service.

The inspections use electromagnetic devices that move through the water main to check for leaks and pipe strength.  The inspection found two places where Louisville Water needs to make additional repairs.  One site is very close to the original break and the second is near Peterson Avenue.

Louisville Water plans to begin the repair work Tuesday (July 14, 2015) morning (weather permitting).  It will take approximately 10 days to complete.  During the work, part of Grinstead Drive will be closed to through traffic and/or have detours between Kennedy Avenue and Springdale Road and a second location between South Peterson Avenue and South Galt Drive.

The repairs do not involve removing sections of pipe.   Instead, crews will install steel bands to strengthen the pre-stressed concrete cylinder pipe.

Curious on how the robotic inspections work?  Check out a video at

Downtown Crossing: Look Ahead Tuesday, Jul 7 2015 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 7, 2015)The following closures and lane restrictions are expected the rest of this week in connection with construction on the Downtown Crossing:

 Overnight closures scheduled Tuesday, July 7-Saturday, July 11*:

  • Ramp from I-64 East to I-65 North
  • Ramp from I-64 West to I-65 North
  • Ramp from I-65 South to I-64 East/I-71 North
  • Ramp from Story Avenue to I-64 West
  • Two lanes of I-64 West from Story Avenue to the I-65 split
  • Two lanes of I-64 East from 3rd Street to Mellwood Avenue
  • One lane of I-65 North from Muhammad Ali Boulevard to Main Street

Work scheduled for Thursday, July 9:

  • Project-wide rolling closures 10 a.m.-1 p.m. for pothole patching

*Overnight closures are scheduled to begin around 9 p.m. and end by 5 a.m. Signed detours are in place during full closures.

Continuing Closures: 

A wave of continuous work along the I-65 corridor will lead to intermittent closures on several Downtown Louisville streets through the end of the project in late 2016. Closures are not continuous and will be shifting as work dictates. Signed detours will be in place during full closures. The majority of work on streets south of Main Street will conclude when the new Downtown bridge opens to traffic by January 2016, with occasional closures to follow.

The following streets are impacted:

  • Floyd Street from Muhammad Ali Boulevard to Liberty Street
  • Hancock Street from Main Street to Clay Street
  • Jackson Street from Jefferson Street to Market Street
  • Jefferson Street from Jackson Street to Floyd Street
  • Liberty Street from Floyd Street to Preston Street
  • Main Street from Hancock Street to Jackson Street
  • Market Street from Hancock Street to Jackson Street
  • Preston Street from Jefferson Street to Liberty Street
  • River Road from Preston Street to Witherspoon Street (2 lanes)
  • Witherspoon Street from Slugger Field to Clay Street and from Adams Street to River Road

Additional intermittent closures:

  • Frankfort Avenue from Story Avenue to River Road, with local access available between Story Avenue and Washington Street
  • Mellwood Avenue under I-64
  • Story Avenue under I-64

Kentucky Side:

  • Ramp from I-64 East to I-65 South closed through the spring of 2016
  • Ramp from Liberty Street to I-65 North is closed
  • I-65 North from Muhammad Ali Boulevard to Witherspoon Street reduced to two through lanes of traffic, with the right lane a mandatory exit to Muhammad Ali Boulevard into 2015
  • Right lane of I-65 South from the Jefferson Street ramp to Muhammad Ali Boulevard closed through 2016   

The actual starting date and duration for the work may be adjusted if inclement weather or other unforeseen activities occur. Also, given the aggressive overall construction schedule for the project, Walsh DBT may shift work schedules when opportunities arise. Find all of the latest traffic information at

Hazardous Materials Center closed this week Wednesday, Jul 1 2015 

The Haz Bin hazardous materials disposal center is closed this week because of road repairs. The entrance road to the facility at 7501 Grade Lane is being repaved. The paving work should be completed by the end of this week, weather permitting, and Haz Bin should resume its regular operating hours of Wednesday and Saturday, 9 AM to 3 PM on Wednesday July 8.

Haz Bin, along with all staffed Jefferson County recycling facilities and the Waste Reduction Center on Meriwether Avenue were already scheduled to be closed on Saturday July 4 in observance of the Independence Day holiday. A complete list of the recycling sites is at

Fourth of July Happenings and Notifications Monday, Jun 29 2015 

Crescent Hill Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration

Plan to attend the Crescent Hill Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration on Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4. Enjoy free trolley service from 1:00 – 10:00 p.m. on both days along a marked route and from free parking in Seminary Court off Grinstead Drive. It all starts at 10 a.m. with opening ceremonies. Then you may enjoy dozens of artist booths for a unique and hand-crafted item, spin the wheel at the cake/prize booth from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. each day or enjoy a variety of food and treats, before settling in to enjoy great musical performances that begin at 1:00 p.m. each day and run until 10:00 p.m., with amazing FIREWORKS Saturday from 10 to 11 pm!

For a complete schedule and more information about the music, free trolley and parking, children’s fun and all of the family-friendly activities or to register to volunteer, go to

Volunteers are needed to make the event another success! Over 200 volunteers are needed. Can you donate 3 hours of your time? If yes, please click here to sign up for a shift or two. You may also sign up by calling 262-5284 or emailing

The Council needs donated cakes and prizes for their cake booth. You can donate money through PayPal @, you could call or stop at Bussman’s to buy a cake or cookies, you could go to Krogers and buy a gift card or you could even donate cash or make a cake! They will be happy to pick up the cakes, cards or money. If you would like to volunteer or make a donation of any kind, please contact Joyce Cossavella at 502-216-1014.

Staff Recycling Centers Closed July 4

The Fourth of July Holiday falls on a Saturday this year. In observance of the holiday, the Waste Reduction Center on Meriwether Avenue, the four Staffed Recycling Centers and the Haz Bin hazardous materials drop off site will all be closed on Saturday July 4. Unstaffed Recycling Centers will not be affected by the holiday and will be available on their regular schedules. Garbage, recycling and yard waste collections will also occur on the regular schedule through the holiday week with no delays.

Metro Parks Golf Special for Fourth of July Weekend

Metro Parks is offering an affordable family golf special for the upcoming Independence Day Weekend. For only $20, a family of up to four members can play nine holes at any Metro Parks course. The $20 includes greens and cart fees, and families can take advantage of the deal after 4:30 p.m. on three days: Friday, July 3, Saturday, July 4 and Sunday, July 5.

Families are encouraged to call in advance to book a tee time at the golf course of their choice. For more information, visit

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