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Volunteers Needed for Responsible Recycling Event – May 13 Wednesday, Apr 26 2017 

The District 9 Annual Responsible Recycling event is quickly approaching, Saturday, May 13, 2017, and we need YOUR help. We are looking for volunteers to help direct vehicles, assist vendors, obtain zip codes and unload vehicles.

Event information:

Saturday, May 13
Louisville Water Tower, 3005 River Road
Arrival time 8:45 AM until 12:45 PM – snacks will be provided

Contact Kyle Ethridge, or 574-3908, for more information or to sign up.



LOUISVILLE, Ky. (April 21, 2017)The following overnight closures and lane restrictions are scheduled next week to accommodate punch list items in connection with work on the Downtown Crossing.

Overnight closures scheduled Monday, April 24 and Tuesday, April 25

  • Ramp from Story Avenue to I-64 West
  • One lane closed on I-64 West near Story Avenue

The closures are scheduled to begin around 7 p.m. and end by 5 a.m. each day.


Please Join the 5th Division Police for Coffee With A Cop Thursday, Apr 20 2017 


Date: Tuesday, April  25, 2017
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location:  Vint Coffee, 2309 Frankfort Ave. 

Reduction in LG&E Monthly Basic Service Charge Increases A Win for Low-Income Individuals and Energy Conservation Wednesday, Apr 19 2017 

Earlier this year, when LG&E requested significant gas and electric rate increases – including an enormous increase in monthly basic service charges – Metro Council urged Louisville Metro to intervene in the case.   I introduced a resolution urging intervention, which noted that “increased fixed charges sought by LG&E have the potential to undermine energy efficiency and disproportionately impact low-income Louisville Metro residents”.  The resolution attracted multiple co-sponsors and was ultimately passed 20-0.  Louisville Metro intervened in the case.

Yesterday’s announcement of a proposed settlement in the case is a significant improvement from LG&E’s request. The overall increase is substantially reduced and the monthly basic service charge increases are slashed.  Under the proposed settlement agreement, LG&E agreed to a basic service charge increase of less than $4.00 per month next year, as opposed to the requested increase of almost $22.00 per month.

Louisville Metro should be at the table whenever a utility seeks an increase in its charges to our residents.  That’s particularly important when a utility is proposing an increase in monthly basic service charges that disproportionately affects low income individuals and reduces incentives for energy conservation.

The agreement is subject to approval by the Public Service Commission. The PSC is scheduled to consider the case on May 9.

“Meet with Bill” – April 19 Monday, Apr 17 2017 

We are always happy to hear from constituents.  To make meeting with us in person more convenient, we’ll be holding office hours at various places around District 9, in addition to our regular, evening D9 Community Conversations.  On Wednesday, April 19, from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., we’ll be at the Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center, 201 Reservoir Avenue, in the meeting room. Please stop by with any questions or concerns. You can also call anytime at 574-1109 or email me.

Clifton’s Revised Architectural Design Guidelines Saturday, Apr 15 2017 

After a five-year review process spearheaded by Clifton volunteers, rewritten and freshly-illustrated Architectural Design Guidelines for Clifton’s Historic Preservation District are published on Louisville Metro’s Landmarks web site.  An all-volunteer Task Force commenced the review-and-rewrite project in November, 2011, and conducted over thirty-five public meetings before delivering its completed work product for publication last Fall.  Task-Force-member Phil Samuel performed the Task Force’s final act by presenting the illustrated revised Guidelines to the Louisville Landmarks Commission at its February 2017 public meeting (read Phil’s remarks here).

All Clifton property owners need to know that any planned exterior change to any Clifton building or property — including demolition or new construction — must be reviewed and approved through Metro’s Landmarks Office (502-574-6230before the planned change is started. Clifton’s Design Guidelines are essential because they stipulate the rules and standards that help Landmarks officials determine whether a proposed change is appropriate for the Historic District, and thus whether the proposed change should be approved, altered, or — in rare cases — disallowed.  Clifton’s newly-illustrated Guidelines go a step further by educating property owners through Clifton-specific introductions, explanations, examples, graphics, and photographs.

SAVE THE DATE – Responsible Recycling – May 13 Thursday, Apr 13 2017 

The D9 Annual FREE Responsible Recycling event is Saturday, May 13, from 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM at Louisville Water Tower Park, 3005 River Road.


This is a FREE drive-through event open to residents in Louisville Metro. Most of the same partners have joined us again this year. Please review the following flyer for accepted donations and plan to donate items on May 13!


Thank you to our recycling vendors for participating in this year’s event.

All Shred
Commonwealth e-Waste
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Louisville Metro Department of Public Works
Supplies Over Seas


Please click on the flyer link for a list of items that will be accepted: 2017 Responsible Recycling Flyer


For additional details on accepted items please click on a link below.

Habitat for Humanity ReStore Donation Guidelines
Commonwealth e-Waste Accepted Items
Supplies Over Seas (SOS) Donation Flyer


If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the office at 574-1109.

Mark Your Calendars for Easter Activities Thursday, Apr 13 2017 

It’s Easter weekend and there is a plenty to do in D9!

Clifton Easter Egg Hunt

The 27th Annual Easter Egg Hunt in Bingham Park, sponsored by the Clifton Community Council and Clifton Baptist Church. There will be 1,500 eggs hidden in designated areas. Children will be divided into two groups by age. After the hunt, Clifton Baptist, 1947 Frankfort Avenue, will host fun activities including face-painting, bouncy houses, balloon art, hot dogs, music and more!

Crescent Hill Easter Egg Hunt

Join Crescent Hill residents at 10:00 a.m. at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S. Peterson Avenue, for Easter egg hunting fun, sponsored by the Crescent Hill Community Council. Children will be divided by age for simultaneous hunts on the property.

Frankfort Avenue Easter Parade

The Frankfort Avenue Business Association (FABA), the Clifton Community Council and the Crescent Hill Community Council invite you to attend the 25th Annual Frankfort Avenue Easter Parade on Saturday, April 15. Enjoy the Shriners, antique cars, homemade family floats, Hwang’s Martial Arts, Talking Police Car and Mounted Sheriff’s Posse. Plus, plenty of FREE candy! The parade will travel along Frankfort Avenue from Stilz to Pope Street, beginning at 11:30 a.m. We hope to see you there!


Easter Parade Road Closures

The 2017 Frankfort Avenue Easter Parade is this Saturday, April 15th. Both lanes of Frankfort Avenue will be closed to traffic from approximately 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. from Stilz Avenue to Pope Street for the safety of the participants involved. There will be no parking on the street at that time and the side streets will be closed to Frankfort Avenue as well. POLICE WILL TOW!  

Kennedy Avenue from Grinstead to Frankfort, Crescent Court around the court and Crescent Avenue from English to Frankfort will be closed to through traffic during line-up from approximately 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. “NO PARKING, SPECIAL EVENTS” signs will be posted the Friday before.

Public Meetings in LG&E Rate Cases Friday, Apr 7 2017 

Public Service Commission Has Set Public Meetings in LG&E Rate Cases

Date:        Tuesday, April 11th
Time:        5:30 p.m.
Location: Health Sciences Auditorium
Health Sciences Hall
Jefferson Community & Technical College
110 W. Chestnut Street Louisville, KY

The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) will hold a public meeting in Louisville (April 11th) to present information and receive comments on the requests for rate increases by the Kentucky Utilities Co. (KU) and the Louisville Gas & Electric Co. (LG&E). Please attend if you want to give comments to PSC about LG&E raising our rates. As a review this is how it would affect consumers:

    • Change the cost of having a meter for electricity from $10.75 per month to $22.00 per month and the cost of having a meter for gas service from $13.50 per month to $24.00 per month.  This would change the cost of having meters (no matter how much or how little of the energy is used) from $24.25 to $46.00 per month.
    • Change the cost of each energy parcel – Kilowatt Hours (KwH) for electricity and One Hundred Cubic Feet (CCF) for natural gas. The proposal lowers the KwH and CCF costs. There are different rates for different times of the day and month of the year, but this applies to those rates.

Attend and let your voice be heard!

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