St. Joseph Children’s Home Fundraising Night – Wednesday, July 27 Thursday, Jul 21 2016 

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Join St. Joseph Children’s Home staff next Wednesday, July 27 from 4:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Mellow Mushroom St. Matthews, 3922 Shelbyville Road. 15% of all food purchases will be donated to St. Joe’s kids.

Help St. Joe’s achieve their mission of “Giving Children a Home” by eating dinner with them at Mellow Mushroom and learning more about St. Joe’s Foster Care and Adoption Program!

Good for dine in OR carry out – just make sure you tell server it’s for St. Joe’s!

St. Joseph Children’s Home Flyer – Mellow Flyer 16

Preparedness for Heat Wave Thursday, Jul 21 2016 

With temperatures forecast to the high 90s or even 100 this week, please stay cool, stay hydrated and stay informed. Extremely high or unusually hot temperatures can lead to heat exhaustion, heat stroke and even death.

Most vulnerable are the elderly, those who work or exercise outdoors, infants and children, the homeless or poor, and those with chronic medical conditions.

Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness, offered tips for staying safe, including:

       Stay cool

  • Stay in air-conditioned buildings.
  • Contact Metro United Way at 2-1-1 or metrounitedway.org to locate a cooling center in your area, including libraries, community centers and government buildings.
  • Do not rely on a fan as your primary cooling device.
  • Limit outdoor activity, especially midday when it is the hottest part of the day, and avoid direct sunlight.
  • Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing.
  • Take cool showers or baths to lower your body temperature.
  • Check on at-risk friends, family and neighbors at least twice a day.
  • Take special care of your pets in the heat, including ample shade and water and limits on exercise.

Stay hydrated

  • Drink from two to four cups of water every hour while working or exercising outside.
  • Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink. Avoid alcohol or liquids containing high amounts of sugar.
  • Make sure your family, friends and neighbors are drinking enough water.

 Stay informed

  • Check your local news for extreme heat warnings and safety tips.
  • Visit gov/emergencyservices to find local information and tips for preventing heat sickness.
  • Keep your friends, family and neighbors aware of weather and heat safety information.

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Read the Weekly District 9 eNews Thursday, Jul 21 2016 

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Downtown Crossing: Look Ahead Tuesday, Jul 19 2016 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 19, 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, July 19-Saturday, July 23*

  • 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
  • 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

Work scheduled for Thursday, July 21

  • 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.

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Downtown Crossing: New Ramp and Traffic Changes Friday, Jul 15 2016 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 15, 2016)The new ramp from Story Avenue to I-65 will soon open to traffic as crews with Walsh Construction continue to make progress on the Downtown Crossing portion of the Ohio River Bridges Project.

“This ramp is the perfect example of improvements being made in the Kennedy Interchange,” said Deputy State Highway Engineer and Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Project Manager Andy Barber. “Drivers had to cross lanes of I-64 to reach

I-65. Now, they’ll have their own ramp, eliminating a difficult merge. This project is organizing traffic, as we untangle some of the weaves in Spaghetti Junction.  The result will be a safer and faster commute.”Ramp

As the new ramp from Story Avenue to I-65 opens to traffic, a number of significant traffic changes are expected. All changes are expected to be in place by 5 a.m. on Monday, July 18.

New Ramp from Story Avenue to I-65

A new ramp will take drivers from Story Avenue to I-65. The flyover ramp means drivers will no longer be merging across lanes of I-64 West to reach I-65 North and I-65 South. The new ramp is expected to improve safety and traffic flow in the area.

Drivers will continue to use the left lane of the Story Avenue ramp to access I-64 West. The right lane of the ramp will take drivers to I-65 North and I-65 South.

“Drivers are getting their own paths,” said Steven Schauer, Walsh Construction project manager. “As we get closer to project completion, the improvements our crews are making are becoming more obvious. Northbound traffic is being collected to head north. Southbound traffic will be collected to head south. Overall, drivers will see fewer weaves and more room to merge with traffic.”

Other Traffic Changes

Earlier Decision Point for I-64 to I-65

There’s going to be an earlier decision point for drivers on I-64 West traveling to either direction of I-65. The split to I-65 will now be a few hundred feet earlier, closer to Story Avenue.

65 South Traffic Splits Right

Drivers heading to I-65 South from I-64 West, I-71 South and Story Avenue will now split right to access the interstate. They had split to the left. The change will create a temporary weave for drivers heading from I-64 West to I-65 South, as they join traffic from I-71. It’s important to note this is a temporary change to allow existing ramps to be rebuilt in the area. Traffic will be in its final configuration later this year.

I-64 West and I-71 South will access I-65 North from the left lane. Drivers from I-71 South to I-65 North will experience the effect of the temporary weave as drivers from I-64 move right to access I-65 South. It’s important for all drivers to slow down and use caution in the area.

I-71 South Traffic Shift

Traffic on I-71 South will be shifting to the left, giving crews more space to work in the area. The biggest change that drivers will notice is that I-64 West traffic will now be merging on their left, instead of the right.

All traffic changes are expected to be in place by 5 a.m. on Monday, July 18. Drivers should be prepared for a new look and feel as they drive through the area. They should slow down and pay close attention to signage, especially during the first few days of the changes.

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Mark Your Calendars – Back to School Block Party Thursday, Jul 14 2016 

2016 Ad for websiteCouncilman Hollander invites you to join us for the 17th Annual Back to School Block Party on Friday, September 9, 2016, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center, 201 Reservoir Avenue.

Enjoy FREE swimming, pizza, door prizes and family fun! Also, make a child ID and see a fire engine!

Click here to download a copy of the flyer.

PARENTS: Please make sure you or a guardian over the age of 18 years old accompanies your child/children.

For more information please call the office at 574-1109.

THANK YOU to our 2016 Door Prize Sponsors and Partners:

A Reader’s Corner
Blue Dog Bakery 
Carmichael’s Bookstore 
Crescent Hill Trading Company
Fierce Salon
Heine Brothers’ Coffee
Just Creations
Margaret’s Consignments
McDonalds
Mellow Mushroom
Metro Parks
Red Hog Butcher

Downtown Crossing: Look Ahead Thursday, Jul 14 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, July 12-Saturday, July 16*

  • Ramp from 2nd Street to I-64 East
  • 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
  • Ramp from I-71 South to I-64 West
  • 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

Work scheduled for Thursday, July 14

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

Work scheduled for Friday, July 15

  • One lane of I-71 South from Frankfort Avenue to I-65 split

Work scheduled for Sunday, July 17

  • Two lanes of I-64 East from Third Street to I-65 Mellwood Avenue
  • One lane of I-71 South from Frankfort Avenue to I-65 split

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

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“Meet with Bill” – Tuesday, July 19 Thursday, Jul 14 2016 

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 Tuesday, July 19, from 10:00 a.m. – Noon, we’ll be at the Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center, 201 Reservoir Avenue. Please stop by with any questions or concerns. You can also call anytime at 574-1109 or email me.

Zorn Avenue to be repaved Friday, Jul 8 2016 

13627155_584716548377591_8692579353430654786_nWe’re happy to report that D9’s Zorn Avenue, from River Road to Hillcrest Avenue, is on the list for repaving during the week of July 11. The schedule is, of course, subject to change due to weather and operational factors.

Crescent Hill 4th of July Festival Friday, Jul 1 2016 

CHCC 4th of JulyThe Annual Crescent Hill 4th of July Festival is scheduled for Sunday, July 3 and Monday, July 4 from 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S. Peterson Avenue. The events include 85 juried artists’ booths, live music, children’s fun zone, food court, cake booth, pet contest, silent auction and much more! Enjoy a spectacular fireworks display on Monday, July 4th at 10:00 p.m. Free parking is available at the Seminary parking lot on Grinstead Drive with a free trolley ride to the grounds, available between 1:00 – 10:00 p.m. A bike rack will also be available, please bring your own lock. For more event information visit: http://www.crescenthill.us/fourth-of-july

Volunteers are still needed to make the event a success. For more information on shifts available and to sign up visit: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b49a8ac2da13-call3

Donations are also needed for the cake/prize wheel. There are three ways you can contribute:

  1. Make a cash donation, visit: crescenthill.us and follow links to the Cake Wheel and donate through PayPal.
  2. Order a cake through Bussman’s Bakery at 893-3822 and Crescent Hill will pick it up.
  3. Purchase and contact Kathy at 810-7772 for a drop-off or pick-up.

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