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Interstate 64 lane closure on August 15 Wednesday, Aug 15 2018 

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists of a lane closure today, Wednesday, August 15, on Interstate 64 in Jefferson County. Contract crews will be repairing guardrail damaged in a recent crash on I-64 West just before the Cochran Hill Tunnels (mile marker 8.4). The left lane of I-64 West will be closed on Wednesday, August 15 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

The date and duration of this work may be adjusted if inclement weather or other unforeseen delays occur.  Visit goky.ky.gov for the latest in traffic and travel information in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  You can also get traffic information for the District 5 counties at facebook.com/KYTCDistrict5 and twitter.com/KYTCDistrict5 .

National Night Out – Aug. 7 Monday, Aug 6 2018 

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St. Matthews Street Closures – Aug. 4 Friday, Aug 3 2018 

The City of St. Matthews has issued the following street closure alerts for Saturday, August 4.

5k from 8:00 am – 10:00 am the following streets will be closed: Macon, Hillsboro, Thompson, Hycliffe and Iola will be closed.

St. Matthews Street Festival from 5:00 am – midnight the following streets will be closed: Frankfort Avenue between Lexington Road and Bauer Avenue.

Roadside maintenance planned for Frankfort Avenue Tuesday, Jul 31 2018 

IMG_4765The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office  is partnering with Louisville Metro government for roadside maintenance along US 60 (Frankfort Avenue). The plan involves removal of several dead and dying trees in state right-of-way between Story Avenue and Stilz Avenue (mile markers 0.0 to 1.9). New trees will be planted in this area.

KYTC will oversee removal of twenty-five trees along Frankfort Avenue that are dead or in steep decline. This work will eliminate potential hazards of dead limbs falling on the roadway and improve the appearance of this area.

Louisville Metro Council District 9, represented by Councilman Bill Hollander, is providing $12,000 in funds to purchase new trees for this section of Frankfort Avenue. Louisville Metro Division of Community Forestry will be responsible for planting and maintenance of the vegetation.

Tree removal is scheduled for August 1-3. Lane closures on Frankfort Avenue may be necessary during this work and will be limited from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. each day.

The date and duration of this work may be adjusted if inclement weather or other unforeseen delays occur.  Visit goky.ky.gov for the latest in traffic and travel information in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  You can also get traffic information for the District 5 counties at facebook.com/KYTCDistrict5 and twitter.com/KYTCDistrict5 .

Free Storm Debris Drop Off Monday, Jul 23 2018 

Storm Drop Off

Jefferson County residents may drop off storm debris free of charge through Friday, July 27. Eligible debris includes tree limbs and other compostable materials. No construction or demolition materials, shingles, municipal garbage or manmade materials will be accepted.

Location and hours:
Metro Waste Reduction Center, 636 Meriwether Avenue, Tuesday-Friday 8am-5pm, Saturday 8am-3pm

The free service is available to Jefferson County residents only. Contractors or persons for hire must pay according to the posted fee schedule. They are not included in the free service. To qualify for the free drop-off residents must present the attendant government issued identification verifying Jefferson County residency.

Notice of Planning & Design Public Meetings Tuesday, Jul 10 2018 

For basic details for all of below case/s please visit http://www.louisvilleky.gov/PlanningDesign/.  Click on “Search Case Information” link on the left navigation bar.  Then select the “home” tab and select the type of case and enter the above case number.

You can also click on the title below to go to the application page, although the page may be slow to load.

For specific case information please call or email the listed case manager.  If you have any questions please contact Planning & Design directly at 574-6230.

Case No. 18COA1107

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Case No. 18COA1127

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Case No. 18VARIANCE1052

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Public Works Paving in District 9 Monday, Jul 9 2018 

Metro Public Works (MPW) is working on the following paving projects in D9.

  • Lindsay Avenue from Brownsboro Road to dead end
  • Idlewylde Drive from Brownsboro Road to Calvin Avenue

Paving in District 9 is being done based on rated road conditions, with the lowest rated roads receiving priority.

If your street has potholes needing repair, report them to MetroCall at 574-5000, https://louisvilleky.gov/government/metrocall-311, download the 311 app, live chat, or call my office at 574-1109.

Storm debris accepted through July 7 Thursday, Jun 28 2018 

UPDATE 06/29/18:

Louisville Metro Public Works is providing free drop-off service for residential storm debris through next week at two locations. Eligible debris includes tree limbs and other compostable materials. No construction or demolition materials, shingles, municipal garbage or manmade materials will be accepted.

Locations and schedules:

Metro Waste Reduction Center, 636 Meriwether Avenue through July 7

Tuesday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Roads Division East District Center, 595 Hubbards Lane through July 6

Tues – Friday only, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The free service is available to Jefferson County residents only. Contractors or persons for hire must pay according to the posted fee schedule. They are not included in the free service. To qualify for the free drop-off residents must present the attendant government issued identification verifying Jefferson County residency.

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Some People Have No Home During the Hottest Part of the Year Monday, Jun 18 2018 

Coalition for HomelessAs the temperature starts to rise and the sun gets hotter, its important for the community to share their compassion with neighbors who are experiencing homelessness, and to work toward a world where no one has to experience hunger and/or homelessness. For most of us, the summer means trips to the lake, vacations with the family, pool parties, and neighborhood cookouts. For the people who are living on the streets of Louisville, extreme summer heat can mean life or death. Operation White Flag has already been issued several times this summer, which means that the heat index has reached 95 degrees or higher and all participating agencies open their doors, so people can remain inside, even if they don’t have a reserved bed. The Coalition for the Homeless has identified a few ways in which members of our community can help those who are less fortunate:

  1. Volunteer to join a local group like The Forgotten Louisville or Fed With Faith to help distribute food and other items to the homeless. They particularly need help during the summer with bottled water and sunblock.
  2. Volunteer with Dare to Care’s Summer Meals for Kids program, which provides breakfast, lunch and dinner for children across our community during the summer months.
  3. Join the Coalition for the Homeless‘ “Five Bucks A Month Club,” which helps fund Operation White Flag, to get one person off the streets and into shelter for one night each month during hot weather.
  4. Volunteer your time or plan a compassionate team building experience by contacting Metro United Way at (502) 583-2821, or RAK (Random Acts of Kindness), to find out what volunteer opportunities are available around the city.
  5. Advocate for more affordable housing through more community investment in the Louisville Affordable Housing Trust Fund.
  6. The Center for Women and Families accepts donations of used cell phones, so that their clients always have a way to make a call in an unsafe situation. They can be dropped off at any of their locations. For more information call (502) 581-7200.
  7. Help by joining the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and educating your networks on homelessness in our community. Use the hashtag #TakeAStandLou to join the Coalition’s conversation about how you’ll take a stand for the homeless during the hot summer months.
  8. Make a difference in the life of a disconnected young adult by joining the Web of Support. Meetings are held at YMCA Safe Place Services on the fourth Thursday evening of each month. For more information, contact Corbin Hannah at HCorbin@ymcalouisville.org.
  9. Host a homeless young adult for a short period of time while they work with a case manager on a permanent housing solution. For more information, contact Liza Smith at esmith@homeoftheinnocents.org.

For more information, please visit www.louhomeless.org or call (502) 636-9550.

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