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D9 Fall Community Cleanup – October 22 Tuesday, Oct 18 2016 

Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 22nd for a cleanup of Frankfort Avenue between Mellwood and Story Avenues in the Butchertown Neighborhood. Volunteers should plan to meet at 8:30 a.m. at Frankfort and Mellwood for coffee and breakfast sandwiches, and the cleanup will officially begin at 9:00 a.m. We’ll supply bags, gloves, and t-shirts on a first-come, first-served basis. We’ll work to remove overgrowth, mulch, and pick up litter along Frankfort Avenue. Please contact the office if you have any questions at 574-1109 or email Let’s have a big crowd making D9 a little cleaner!


If you would like to organize your own cleanup team, you can register through Brightside online.

5th Division Weekly Peace Walk Monday, Oct 17 2016 


Please come out and join the 5th Division Police for their Police and Community Peace Walk on Wednesday October 19th from 6:00 pm- 7:00 pm. Plan to meet in the Walgreens Parking Lot, 2368 Frankfort Avenue.

They plan on walking a few blocks in the 2000 to 2400 Block of Frankfort Ave together distributing crime prevention materials to residents. 

CycLOUvia on Bardstown Road is this Sunday from 2:00-6:00p! Friday, Oct 14 2016 


I-71 North: Updated Closure Information Tuesday, Oct 11 2016 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Oct. 11, 2016)The lane closure on I-71 North will be an around-the-clock closure, beginning Wednesday morning. An updated advisory is attached.

Closure scheduled Wednesday, October 12-Monday, October 17

  • One lane closed on I-71 North from the I-65 merge to Frankfort Avenue

Final surfacing is planned. The closure is scheduled to begin around 5 a.m. Wednesday and end by 5 a.m. Monday.

Two lanes of traffic will be maintained through the week. An additional lane will be closed during the weekend.


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


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District 9 Community Conversation – Wednesday, October 19th Tuesday, Oct 11 2016 

Councilman Bill Hollander is inviting residents to come out and talk at the next District 9 Community Conversation on Wednesday, October 19th.  

 “This is an opportunity to learn what is going on in the district, receive updates on projects and programs and let me know if you have any priorities that should be addressed,” says Hollander.

The next District 9 Community Conversation will be held at Supplies Over Seas, 1500 Arlington Avenue beginning at 6:30pm.  Learn more about a great D9 non-profit which collects medical supplies and equipment which would end up in the landfill and distributes it to places where it is desperately needed. More about Supplies Over Seas is here:

“I want to encourage everyone to come out and talk with me about any issue or concern,” says Hollander.  “Come join us and bring along a friend or neighbor.”

For more information about October’s District 9 Community Conversation, contact Councilman Hollander’s office at 574-1109.

Welcomes Red Hog to Frankfort Avenue Friday, Sep 23 2016 

Louisville’s first local craft butcher shop opens this week, with a ribbon cutting scheduled for Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 am.  Red Hog is located at 2622 Frankfort Avenue, at the corner of Frankfort and Franck Avenues.  

The business features pork, beef, lamb, and poultry, all from local farms.  The meat is currently available as fresh cuts, cooked or cured, in the butcher shop.   A café in the same location is expected to open in October. 
Red Hog is operated by Kit Garrett and Bob Hancock, who earlier brought the popular Blue Dog Bakery & Café to Frankfort Avenue.   They have extensively remodeled a building which formerly housed Bennie’s Transmission and a series of smaller businesses before it became vacant several years ago. 
“It is wonderful to see Red Hog turn a prominent vacant property into a beautiful spot which compliments Louisville’s local food movement” said Metro Councilman Bill Hollander (D-9), who will take part in the ribbon cutting. “This property has been a missing link in a thriving retail area for many years.” 
The opening follows several actions by Louisville Metro.  In August 2015, the Metro Board of Zoning Adjustment approved a variance and three waivers to allow an addition to the back of the building and four additional parking spaces on the side. Hollander spoke in favor of the project at the hearing, noting that the fenced-off property had become an eyesore.  A number of neighbors and the Frankfort Avenue Business Association also voiced their support.
Red Hog also received three METCO loans totaling $265,000 by the Louisville Metropolitan Business Development Corporation to assist Garrett and Hancock in the revitalization of the property.  The loans leveraged $1.3 million in private funds, for a total investment of $1.6 million.  The loans include a $200,000 business loan, $50,000 façade loan and $15,000 accessibility loan.         District 9 Capital Infrastructure Funds assisted with sidewalk repairs along Frankfort Avenue. 
The butcher shop opens at 10:00 am, Tuesday through Saturday.

Community conversation about a generator at the Crescent Hill Water Treatment Plant Tuesday, Sep 20 2016 

Louisville-Water-CompanyLouisville Water appreciates your interest in their plans for a back-up generator at the Crescent Hill Water Treatment Plant.  LWC will hold another community conversation about this project on Tuesday, September 27 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Louisville Water Tower Park.

LWC captured questions and comments from the first meeting in August and promised a follow-up for the Crescent Hill community. During this meeting, they’ll address the questions and comments they’ve received and share updated designs of the generator building.

Louisville Water Tower Park is located at 3005 River Road.

“Meet with Bill” – September 21 Thursday, Sep 15 2016 

This month’s “Meet with Bill” is set for the St. Matthews Area Ministries, 201 Biltmore Road from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. St. MAM serves many residents in District 9. The Councilman hosts these informal, “office hours” along with regular District 9 Community Conversations during evening hours to hear from the people he represents.

Please stop by with any questions or concerns. It is an informal way of telling me what’s on your mind.

For more information about “Meet with Bill” or any other issue in the district, call 574-1109 or email

Downtown Crossing: Look Ahead Wednesday, Sep 14 2016 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sept. 13, 2016)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, September 13-Saturday, September 17*

  • Ramp from I-64 East to I-71 North
  • Ramp from I-64 East to I-65 South
  • Ramp from I-64 West/I-71 South to I-65 North/I-65 South
  • Ramp from I-65 North to I-71 North/I-64 East
  • Ramp from I-71 South to I-64 West
  • Ramp from 2nd Street to I-64 East
  • Ramp from I-65 South to Jefferson Street/Brook Street
  • Ramp from Muhammad Ali Boulevard/Liberty Street to I-65 North
  • Two lanes of I-64 West from Story Avenue to River Road
  • 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
  • One lane of I-65 South from the Lincoln Bridge to Muhammad Ali Boulevard
  • One lane of I-71 South from Frankfort Avenue to I-65 split

Work scheduled for Thursday, September 15

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

Closures scheduled for Sunday, September 18

  • Two lanes of I-64 West from Story Avenue to River Road
  • One lane of I-71 South from Frankfort Avenue to I-65 split

The lanes are expected to close around 9 p.m. Saturday and reopen by 5 a.m. Monday.

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