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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 kyle.ethridge@louisvilleky.gov

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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Join the 5th Division Police Community Peace Walk Tuesday, Sep 13 2016 

Please come out and join the 5th Division Police for our Police and Community Peace Walk.

Date: Tuesday September 13th

Time: 6:00pm- 7:00pm.

Meeting Location: University Rd at Country Club Road 

LMPD will be walking a few blocks in this particular area together distributing crime prevention materials to residential neighbors. 

LMPD 5th Division: Crime Notifications Friday, Sep 9 2016 

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If you see crime occurring, please contact the Louisville Metro Police Department. Call 911 for emergencies. Call 502-574-7111 for non-emergency related help or to find a towed vehicle. Call 574-LMPD to report crime tips.

Please come out and join the 5th Division Police for our Police and Community Peace Walk.

Date: Tuesday September 13th

Time: 6:00pm- 7:00pm.

Meeting Location: University Rd at Country Club Road 

LMPD will be walking a few blocks in this particular area together distributing crime prevention materials to residential neighbors. 

Read the Weekly D9 eNews Thursday, Sep 8 2016 

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Downtown Crossing: Look Ahead Friday, Aug 19 2016 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Aug. 19, 2016)The following closures and lane restrictions are expected the rest of this week and next week in connection with construction on the Downtown Crossing.

Weekend Closure

  • Ramp from I-65 South to Jefferson Street/Brook Street

The ramp is scheduled to close around 9 p.m. Friday and reopen by 5 a.m. Monday for paving work. A signed detour will be in place during the closure

Overnight closures scheduled Friday, August 19 and Saturday, August 20*

  • 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
  • Ramp from I-64 West/I-71 South to 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 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

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August’s D9 Community Conversation Wednesday, Aug 17 2016 

Join your neighbors for the bimonthly D9 Community Conversation on Tuesday, August 23.  The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 South Peterson Avenue.   The meeting will focus on Metro Parks and features Parks Director Seve Ghose.

We are blessed with many parks in District 9, including Champions, Seneca, Eva Bandman, Crescent Hill (home of the Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center), Beargrass Creek Greenway, Bingham, Breslin, Clifton, Eastover, Irish Hill, Kennedy Court and Story Avenue.  (All Metro Parks are listed here:  https://louisvilleky.gov/government/parks/find-park).  In the last 20 months, we’ve seen new surfaces at the Seneca Park tennis courts, accessibility and security improvements at Bingham Park, a new parking area near the dog run at Champions Park and more funding for planned improvements at Story Avenue Park.  Metro Council has also significantly increased funding for deferred maintenance in the Metro Parks. But there is much more to do.

Join your neighbors on Tuesday night to learn more about your parks and to let us know what you would like to see in the future.

We also want to hear from you on any topics – an unscripted, open conversation about D9 and the City. Please mark your calendar and join us – and bring along a friend or neighbor!

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