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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

Councilman Bill Hollander Praises Marriage Equality Ruling And Calls for Statewide Fairness Law Friday, Jun 26 2015 

Four District 9 citizens were plaintiffs in the cases that led to today’s Supreme Court decision that all states must issue licenses for and recognize marriages between same-sex couples.   Michael DeLeon and Greg Bourke were fighting for the right to have their marriage recognized in their home state of Kentucky, while Tim Love and Larry Ysunza were fighting  for the right to marry here.  I am so proud of their role in this historic decision and happy for our country that marriage equality is the law of the land.

While celebrating today’s decision, we must remember that it is not the end of the struggle for equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.  While LGBT discrimination has been illegal in Louisville since 1999 and eight Kentucky cities now have similar laws,  there remains no statewide protection for this community.  I will continue to work with the Fairness Campaign, which is based in District 9, and the Fairness Coalition to advocate for enactment of a law protecting LGBT people wherever they are in Kentucky, as soon as possible.  It’s time.


Downtown Crossing: Look Ahead Friday, Jun 26 2015 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (June 26, 2015)The following closures and lane restrictions are expected the rest of this week and next week in connection with construction on the Downtown Crossing:

Overnight closures scheduled Friday, June 26 and Saturday, June 27*:

  • Ramp from I-64 East to I-65 North
  • Ramp from I-65 South to I-71 North/I-64 East
  • 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

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

Work Scheduled for Next Week:

Overnight closure scheduled Sunday, June 28*:

  • Ramp from I-65 South to I-64 East

Overnight closure scheduled Sunday, June 28-Thursday, July 2*:

  • Two lanes of I-64 East from 3rd Street to Mellwood Avenue

Overnight closures scheduled Monday, June 29-Thursday, July 2*:

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

Work scheduled for Thursday, July 2:

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


Water Company Makes Progress on Grinstead Friday, Jun 26 2015 

Louisville Water Company made great progress on Grinstead Drive this week, following a major water main break early on June 18. The site was cleared for installation of a new pipe last week and was ready when the pipe arrived on Monday.    Grinstead was opened for local access between I-64 and Kennedy on Tuesday but remained closed between Kennedy and Stilz.  As of press time, Louisville Water hopes to have the new pipe installed by Friday and then will work quickly to reopen Grinstead Drive to through traffic over the weekend. The priority is to pave and open the roadway.  They will return later to repair sidewalks and finishing restoring the area around the water main break.   The parking lot for the Seminary apartments was paved on Wednesday.

The community will notice Louisville Water working along Grinstead Drive to Glenmary over the weekend and in to next week.  Working with an engineering partner, they are doing a robotic inspection of the 60-inch main. This will not impact water service and it will not impact traffic on Grinstead Drive.  They plan to do a temporary road closure on Glenmary Thursday, June 24 through Monday, June 29, in Council District 8.

The broken pipe was 60-inches in diameter and made of pre-stressed concrete.  It was installed in 1987.  Repairs are expected to cost nearly $1 Million.

The main break forced a precautionary boil water advisory for nearly all of District 9 – and many adjacent areas.  The advisory was lifted early Friday morning.  The advisory was issued for the area where pressure dropped and it took engineers some time to determine that area.  A precautionary advisory is different from a “do not drink” order, which Louisville Water says would have been issued immediately had any known health risk existed.  In the Grinstead precautionary advisory, there was no known contaminant at any time and no known health risk.

The road markings and bike lanes installed last year will, of course, be reinstalled.  In the meantime, be careful in the area.

Kenilworth Sidewalk Complete Wednesday, Jun 24 2015 

On MondaIMG_3242y, June 22, we celebrated the completion of the new sidewalk along the east side of Kenilworth Road between Brownsboro and the top of the hill.

We were joined by former Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh, representatives from Lawrence Concrete Design & Metro Public Works, and nearby residents.

Grinstead Drive Water Main Break Update Monday, Jun 22 2015 

Today, Louisville Water and its contractors will begin to install a new section of 60-inch water main along Grinstead Drive.  The pipe arrived this morning and it will take at least a day to get it in the ground and then connected to the existing water main.   At the same time, Louisville Water is also working to restore the area around the water main break and reopen Grinstead Drive later in the week.   As we make the repairs, no customers are without water.

Once the water main is filled with water, Louisville Water plans to inspect a large section of this pipe using a tool called “PipeDiver”.  PipeDiver is a free-swimming inspection tool that uses the flow of water to move through the pipe.  The device includes an electromagnetic and tracking module that will check the strength of the pre-stressed concrete cylinder pipe and the wires that wrap the pipe.  Louisville Water plans to do this inspection early next week.  We’ve used this tool before, most recently in 2010 on a 60-inch water main.  One of the benefits of this inspection tool is that water service is not interrupted.

Ohio River Sweep Cancelled due to inclement weather Friday, Jun 19 2015 

Information provided by MSD:

The Ohio River Sweep event scheduled for Saturday, June 20, is cancelled for all six Jefferson County sites due to the prediction of severe storms with heavy downpours. The safety of our volunteers is our highest priority. We appreciate all the groups and individuals who planned to join us for this annual cleanup of our Ohio River shoreline.

The event will be rescheduled. We hope that you will make plans to join us at the rescheduled event as we seek to provide clean, safe waterways for our community.

Outdoor Movie in Crescent Hill on Friday, June 19 – CANCELLED Friday, Jun 19 2015 

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Due to the weather forecast of storms, Crescent Hill has decided to CANCEL the Crescent Hill Outdoor Cinema tonight.


The next movie night will be:

       Saturday, July 25 – Roxanne

TIME – All movies begin at dusk (around 9:30 pm)

LOCATION – Peterson-Dumesnil House lawn (301 S. Peterson Avenue)

FOOD – Concessions available, but bring a picnic basket if you wish! 

BRING – Bring blankets or lawn chairs and bug spray

PETERSON-DUMESNIL HOUSE OPEN – The Peterson-Dumesnil House will be open for use of Restrooms & Tours.

CANCELLATIONS – A decision will be made at 4 pm on the day of the movie if there is a need to cancel the outdoor movie because of an inclement weather forecast.  Cancellation notices may be found on the Crescent Hill Facebook page ( and by calling the Peterson-Dumesnil House at 502-895-7975.

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