Metro Parks Public Meeting – December 6 Friday, Dec 1 2017 

Louisville Parks and Recreation will host a public meeting on Wednesday, December 6 at 6 p.m. at the Joe Creason Park Administration Building. Come and share opinions and ask questions about parks and recreation-related topics with Director Seve Ghose.

RSVP here. For questions, e-mail parks@louisvilleky.gov.

Don’t Forget to Turn Back Clock on November 5 Saturday, Nov 4 2017 

daylight-savings-time-is-scheduled-for-this-sunday-november-2nd-smevMQ-clipartSunday, November 5 at 2:00 a.m. clocks need to be turned backward one hour. Also, don’t forget to reset lighting timers, thermostats, security systems and other clocks in your household.

Put pumpkins in with yard waste Monday, Oct 30 2017 

wintersquash-pumpkin.jpg.653x0_q80_crop-smartDon’t junk that jack-o-lantern or trash that pumpkin. Instead, put pumpkins in with other yard waste on your regular yard waste collection day once you’re done using them as seasonal decoration.

That will allow us to recycle the pumpkins, along with yard waste, into mulch to be reused in landscaping and gardening. It will help make Louisville look good and prevent the gourds from taking up landfill space.

Pumpkins must be free of decoration other than coloring.

This program applies to residents of the Urban Services District (old City of Louisville boundaries). Customers of other Jefferson County municipalities and of private haulers should check with them regarding pumpkin disposal.

Yard waste is collected on the same day as recycling. To find the recycling date for a particular address, type the address into the MyLouisville tool at the bottom of the Louisvilleky.gov website or click here.

S. Hubbards Ln. CLOSED to through traffic between Winchester Rd. and Alton Rd. until 5pm Friday Tuesday, Oct 24 2017 

MSD has closed South Hubbards Lane to through traffic between Winchester and Alton roads to allow a sewer line repair. Local access is permitted for residents and use of the parking lot at Waggener High School. 

 

S Hubbards

After excavation was completed, it was determined that both lanes must be closed for the duration of the re

pair for the safety of motorists and the repair crew. 

Repairs are expected to be completed by 5pm Friday, October 27.

 

If you have any questions or concerns about the work taking place, please contact Sheryl Lauder with MSD at 540-6552 or Sheryl.Lauder@LouisvilleMSD.org.

Coffee with a Cop – Tonight! Friday, Oct 20 2017 

Coffee with a Cop

Street Closures for the Urban Bourbon 1/2 Marathon on Saturday, Oct. 21 Wednesday, Oct 18 2017 

The following streets will be closed between 6:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. for the 2017 Urban Bourbon 1/2 Marathon on Saturday, October 21.

All street closure information is posted online at https://louisvilleky.gov/government/public-works/services/road-and-street-closures.

  • Main Street from First Street to Ninth Street
  • Witherspoon Street from First Street to River Road
  • River Road from Witherspoon Street to Witherspoon Street
  • Roy Wilkins from Muhammad Ali Boulevard to Main Street
  • Clark Memorial Bridge (2nd Street Bridge) – northbound until the last runner in done, southbound traffic will be diverted to Third Street
  • Preston Street from Witherspoon Street to Muhammad Ali Boulevard
  • Muhammad Ali Boulevard from Roy Wilkins to Chestnut Street
  • I-65 North at the Muhammad Ali Boulevard exit ramp
  • South Wenzel from East Liberty Street to Muhammad Ali Boulevard
  • Baxter Avenue from East Chestnut Street to Broadway
  • Lexington Road from East Liberty Street/Baxter Avenue to Grinstead Drive
  • Lexington Road (southbound lanes only) from Grinstead Drive to Alta Vista
  • Cherokee Park/Scenic Loop – entire length of roadway
  • Alexander Road from Scenic Loop to Willow Avenue
  • Cherokee Parkway from Willow Avenue to Grinstead Drive
  • Grinstead Drive from Etley Avenue to Cherokee Road
  • Cherokee Road from Grinstead Drive to Baxter Avenue

Paper Shredding and Drug Toss Event – Oct. 28 Friday, Oct 13 2017 

Louisville residents are invited to bring unneeded documents and prescription drugs to be shredded and disposed of at a free event on October 28, 2017. The Drug Toss/Shredding Event is in partnership with Louisville Metro Police.

Citizens can protect themselves from identify theft and divert unused medications from the waste stream or misuse by bringing items to:

Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center
Lot W on Phillips Lane
Saturday, October 28, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Businesses may not participate in this event. All paper materials will be shredded on site and recycled. Shredding donated by the Louisville Branch of Shred-It Louisville. The Drug Toss will be done as a drive-through event.

Black out all personal information on all medication containers that will be tossed. For safety reasons, we cannot accept sharps, needles, lances, cosmetics, personal care or hygiene items. Medication products should never be flushed down the toilet or drain, burned in the open or thrown in the trash because they can contaminate the environment if they get into the drinking and ground water.

Councilman Hollander reminds drivers MSD construction will change traffic flow on Mellwood Avenue until December 1st Monday, Oct 2 2017 

MellwoodBeginning Monday, October 2nd, a section of Mellwood Avenue will be closed to traffic as MSD continues its work on the Clifton Heights Combined Sewer Overflow Basin.

 “Drivers need to be aware of the change, which is expected to last until December 1,” says Councilman Bill Hollander (D-9). “At the same time, we want to make sure that everyone knows that all shops along the construction area remain open and accessible.”

The construction area is Mellwood Avenue, between Brownsboro Road and Muncie Avenue.

All shops at the Mellwood Arts Center (www.mellwoodartcenter.com), Mellwood Antiques & Interiors (http://www.mellwoodantiques.com) and Mom’s Music (www.momsmusic.com) will remain OPEN throughout the closure.

For those traveling from Brownsboro Road, new signs direct local traffic to the businesses via Drescher Bridge and Thompson Avenues. The businesses are also accessible from Zorn Avenue and from River Road via Edith Road.

Muncie Avenue remains open.

The Clifton Heights CSO Basin will capture seven million gallons of combined sewer overflow, in an average rainfall year. This underground-covered basin will offer the public and Beargrass Creek protection from combined sewer overflows during periods of wet weather. When completed, the project will be largely invisible to the public.

Underground storage is part of MSD’s larger endeavor to prevent sewage from overflowing into Louisville’s waterways. These underground storage areas retain the mixture of rainwater and sewage until the rain subsides and capacity is available for treatment, then gradually release it back into the sewer system.

West Nile Virus has been found in District 9 Monday, Aug 28 2017 

A Metro trap located near Grinstead Drive has yielded both very high trap numbers and, more importantly, tested positive for West Nile Virus. The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness has taken steps to reduce the mosquito population in this area by treating catch basins with larvicide and fogging with adulticide. But there are many things residents can do to help prevent or reduce mosquito borne vector disease:

1. Use insect repellant

2. Wear long sleeved shirts and pants

3. Empty standing water in your yard every 5-7 days. That includes water in flower pots, children’s toys, swimming pools, tires, gutters, & bird baths, and pet bowls.

4. Keep windows shut when using air conditioning

5. Use screens in windows and doors when air conditioning is unavailable

6. Utilize fans while in a stationary position on your porch or deck

The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness asks YOU to help us help you in preventing mosquito borne vector disease!

Traffic Changes Coming to Mellwood Tuesday, Jul 25 2017 

Work continues on MSD’s Clifton Heights Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) basin located between Mellwood and Drescher Bridge Avenues. As part of that work, beginning on Monday, July 17, Mellwood Avenue will be closed between the Mellwood Arts Entrance (just west of Delmont Ave), and 200 feet west of Muncie Avenue. All traffic will be detoured during these times.

The closure is expected to last through November 1. During the events occurring on September 8-10, September 23-24, and September 30- October 1, the Contractor will not be working, and will make sure the lanes will be open to be used during the events.

Click here for a map of the construction area and for a project overview flyer.

Questions, please contact the Project Manager, Meskerem Eshetu at meskerem.eshetu@louisvillemsd.org.

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