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Save the Date for D9 Community Conversation – June 19 Wednesday, Jun 13 2018 

LMPDPatchOur next Community Conversation is scheduled for Tuesday, June 19 at Whitehall House & Gardens, 3110 Lexington Road, beginning at 6:30 pm.  A representative of LMPD will be present to talk about starting a neighborhood watch program on your street and to answer any questions you may have about crime prevention in the area.

I’ll also be available to talk about any issues you’d like to discuss.  Please mark your calendar and join us – and bring along a friend or neighbor!

10th Annual Buy Local Fair is this Sunday, May 20th Tuesday, May 15 2018 

BuyLocalFair_Logo_Final_Color_72The Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) will host the 10th Annual Buy Local Fair on Sunday, May 20th from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm at Louisville Water Tower Park, 3005 River Road. Presented by Louisville Water Company,  admission to the Buy Local Fair is free and parking is $5 per vehicle, or free for bicycle parking.

The fair will include more than 200 booths from a variety of local businesses, artists and craftspeople, community organizations, and farmers. Guests can also enjoy food trucks, a children’s area, a craft beer, bourbon and brandy tent sponsored by ValuMarket, a Back Porch area for the grownups sponsored by Cox’s Smokers Outlet and Spirit Shoppes, and live music from Unidentified at 12:10 pm, Louisville Folk School at 12:55 pm, and Jameron at 2:15 pm.

For the first time, the fair will include a “Kidpreneur Marketplace” from 12:00 pm-3:00 pm showcasing ten local mini businesses run by kids age 12 and under. Examples of their businesses include homemade baked goods, gourmet lemonade, slime and stress-relief putty and children’s books.

The popular cooking competition, sponsored by The Trend Appliances, will begin at 3:15 pm, when Chef Jeff Dailey from Harvest will represent the returning champions to compete against Austin Cummins, salumiere at Commonwealth Cure. The two chefs will face off with a box of mystery ingredients, and the winner will be determined by a panel of four judges based on taste, healthiness, and how easily it could be replicated at home.

The cocktail competition, sponsored by Wilson Muir Bank, will also return, featuring unique cocktails from Copper & Kings, Heaven Hill Brands, and Horseshoe Bend Vineyard and Winery. Attendees can purchase a flight for $5 and vote for their favorite cocktail.

Attendees are encouraged to B.Y.O.B. (to bring your own bottle) to fill with free Louisville Pure Tap®. The event’s trash, recycling and compost program is sponsored by Facilities Management Services. For more information, visit

The 2018 Buy Local Fair is presented by Louisville Water Company and sponsored by Louisville Metro Council, Amish Hills Furniture, The Trend Appliances, Wilson Muir Bank & Trust, Rainbow Blossom Natural Food Markets, Cox’s Smokers Outlet and Spirit Shoppe, Nanz & Kraft Florists, eyedia Design It Again, ValuMarket, Louisville Magazine,, Louisville Public Media, LEO Weekly, Maloney Outdoor Advertising, Heaven Hill Brands, WAKY, Carmichael’s Bookstore, Eclipse Bank, Luminary, Facilities Management Services, Dependable Dumpsters, and Quest Outdoors.

Responsible Recycling THIS SATURDAY! Thursday, May 10 2018 

DSC_3986The D9 Annual FREE Responsible Recycling event is THIS Saturday, May 12, from 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM at Louisville Water Tower Park, 3005 River Road.

This is a FREE drive-through event open to residents in Louisville Metro and it’s time to clean out your garage, basement and attic. Most of the same partners have joined us again this year, including Metro Public Works, which will be accepting many hazardous materials that normally must be taken to the Haz Bin site.

Please click on the flyer link for a list of items that will be accepted: 2018 Responsible Recycling Flyer. Attached to the initial flyer is a complete listing of all accepted items. Please read it and note: TVs will not be accepted this year onsite, but may be recycled at the Waste Reduction Center at 636 Meriwether Avenue,

Thank you to our recycling vendors for participating in this year’s event.

All Shred
Genie E-Waste Recycling
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Louisville Metro Police Department
Louisville Metro Department of Public Works
Supplies Over Seas


2018 Annual Responsible Recycling Event Wednesday, Apr 25 2018 

DSC_4027The D9 Annual FREE Responsible Recycling event has been set for Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM at Louisville Water Tower Park, 3005 River Road.

This is a FREE drive-through event open to residents in Louisville Metro. Please review the list for accepted donations and plan to donation items on May 12.

Thank you to our recycling vendors for participating in this year’s event.

All Shred
Genie E-Waste Recycling
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Louisville Metro Police Department
Louisville Metro Department of Public Works
Supplies Over Seas

Please click on the flyer link for a list of items that will be accepted: 2018 Responsible Recycling Flyer. A complete list of accepted items is attached to the flyer on pages 2-8.

For additional details on accepted items please click on a link below.

Habitat for Humanity ReStore Donation Guidelines
Genie E-Waste Recycling Accepted Items
Supplies Over Seas (SOS) Donation Flyer

We need volunteers to help make this event a success! Volunteer duties include directing traffic, assisting vendors, and unloading vehicles. Snacks will be provided! If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the office at 574-3908 or email Kyle Ethridge.

April D9 Community Conversation Focuses on Louisville’s Budget Friday, Apr 20 2018 

Councilman Bill Hollander invites the community to attend a D9 Community Conversation on Louisville’s budget.

The meeting  is Monday, April 30, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana, 2115 Lexington Road.

“Mayor Fischer will be presenting his proposed budget on April 26 and the Council’s Budget Committee, which I chair, will spend the next two months working on it,” says Hollander. “As that process begins, I’ll have some comments on the proposal at our D9 meeting but mainly I want to hear from Louisville residents about their views on how we should be spending their money.”

As with all D9 Community Conversations, discussion of any other subject is also welcome and Councilman Hollander will be available to talk with constituents about any questions, comments or concerns.

For more information about the meeting, contact Councilman Hollander’s office at 574-1109.

Location Change for Shakespeare in the Park – Saturday, April 14 Friday, Apr 13 2018 


D9 Spring Community Cleanup – April 14 Tuesday, Apr 3 2018 

DSCN3040If you’ve been complaining about litter, here’s a chance to do something about it.

Please plan to join me on Saturday, April 14, for the D9 Spring Community Cleanup. In partnership with Brightside, we will be cleaning in the Clifton Heights neighborhood. Volunteers should plan to meet at 8:30 a.m. on Lindsay Avenue near Brownsboro Road for breakfast sandwiches, provided by the Clifton McDonald’s, and hot coffee, provided by Heine Brothers’ Coffee. The cleanup will officially start at 9:00 a.m. and fan out in the neighborhood. The District 9 office will provide bags, gloves, tools and t-shirts on a first-come, first-served basis. Questions, please contact the office at 574-1109.

Please save the date and join us!

Saturday Easter Activities – March 31 Friday, Mar 30 2018 

CH easter egg huntCrescent Hill & Clifton Easter Egg Activities – March 31

It’s a big weekend in D9 and it starts before the parade with Easter Egg hunts and other activities on Saturday morning, March 31.

  • Crescent Hill Baptist Church stages Easter Eggstravaganza from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. at 2800 Frankfort Avenue. It features refreshments, crafts, family fun, face painting and other activities.
  • Crescent Hill’s Easter Egg hunt begins at 10:00 a.m. at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S. Peterson Avenue. Three simultaneous hunts will take place by age group.  This ensures all kids are successful in finding eggs and that the smaller kids are not overwhelmed by the older kids. The hunt is sponsored by the Crescent Hill Community Council.
  • Clifton’s Easter Egg Hunt begins at 10:00 a.m. in Bingham Park, 160 Coral Avenue. Children will be divided up by ages 1-4, 4-8 and 9-12.  1,000 eggs will be hidden! Join Clifton Baptist Church in their parking lot at 1947 Frankfort Avenue after the egg hunt (10:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) for free family activities including bounce house, face painting, hot dogs and refreshments.

Frankfort Avenue Easter Parade – March 31

The Frankfort Avenue Business Association (FABA) and the Clifton and Crescent Hill Community Bill & Bunny

Councils invite you, your family and friends to participate in the 26th Annual Frankfort Avenue Easter Parade. Enjoy the Shriners, antique cars, homemade family floats, Hw


ang’s Martial Arts, talking police car, mounted sheriff’s posse, candy and much more!

The parade is scheduled for Saturday, March 31 on Frankfort Avenue from Stilz Avenue to Pope Street. To participate

, register at St. Mark’s parking lot, 2822 Frankfort Avenue, by 11:00 a.m. The parade will leave at approximately 11:30-11:45 a.m. If you have any questions, please call Michaelle Warner at 419-6159 or email

The “Good Ears” awards will be presented to the most creative floats. The Judges’ station is located in front of the Irish Rover, 2319 Frankfort Avenue. Also, get a photo of your pet with the Easter Bunny at Pet Wants, 1718 Frankfort Avenue, from Noon – 3:00 p.m.

New this year, “Top It Off” is an Easter Bonnet contest for adults and kids. Check in at the St. Mark’s parking lot by 11:00 a.m. and wear your hat during the parade. Hat categories include: best handcrafted hat by kids (ages 12 and under), most Derby ready hat, best traditional Easter Bonnet and over the top hat. Winners will receive gift card prizes. Adults 21 and over can, Top It Off at the end of the parade with a glass of sparkling champagne for $5 per taste at the corner of Pope and Frankfort Avenue.  If you have questions, please contact Dee Allen at or call 377-1614.

Have fun in D9 and Happy Easter!


Road and Street Closures for the Easter Parade

  • Both lanes of Frankfort Avenue will be closed to traffic from approximately 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. from Stilz Avenue to Pope Street for the safety of the participants involved.
  • Kennedy Avenue from Grinstead to Frankfort Avenue, Crescent Court around the court and Crescent Avenue from English to Frankfort will be closed to through traffic during line-up from approximately 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
  • No Parking signs have been posted along The Avenue, please make sure you observe the signs – LMPD will be towing.

“Meet with Bill” – March 21 Monday, Mar 19 2018 

I am always happy to hear from constituents.  To make meeting with me in person more convenient, I’ll be holding office hours at various places around District 9, in addition to our regular, evening D9 Community Conversations.  On Wednesday, March 21, 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.

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