“Meet with Bill” – April 19 Monday, Apr 17 2017 

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 Wednesday, April 19, from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., we’ll be at the Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center, 201 Reservoir Avenue, in the meeting room. Please stop by with any questions or concerns. You can also call anytime at 574-1109 or email me.

Clifton’s Revised Architectural Design Guidelines Saturday, Apr 15 2017 

After a five-year review process spearheaded by Clifton volunteers, rewritten and freshly-illustrated Architectural Design Guidelines for Clifton’s Historic Preservation District are published on Louisville Metro’s Landmarks web site.  An all-volunteer Task Force commenced the review-and-rewrite project in November, 2011, and conducted over thirty-five public meetings before delivering its completed work product for publication last Fall.  Task-Force-member Phil Samuel performed the Task Force’s final act by presenting the illustrated revised Guidelines to the Louisville Landmarks Commission at its February 2017 public meeting (read Phil’s remarks here).

All Clifton property owners need to know that any planned exterior change to any Clifton building or property — including demolition or new construction — must be reviewed and approved through Metro’s Landmarks Office (502-574-6230before the planned change is started. Clifton’s Design Guidelines are essential because they stipulate the rules and standards that help Landmarks officials determine whether a proposed change is appropriate for the Historic District, and thus whether the proposed change should be approved, altered, or — in rare cases — disallowed.  Clifton’s newly-illustrated Guidelines go a step further by educating property owners through Clifton-specific introductions, explanations, examples, graphics, and photographs.

Responsible Recycling – May 13 Thursday, Apr 13 2017 

The D9 Annual FREE Responsible Recycling event is Saturday, May 13, 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. Most of the same partners have joined us again this year. Please review the following flyer for accepted donations and plan to donate items on May 13!

NEW this year, we will be accepting all HAZ BIN items AND LMPD will be onsite to collect unused or expired drugs. Please read the updated flyer below for a complete listing of what is accepted.


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

All Shred
Commonwealth e-Waste
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Louisville Metro Department of Public Works
Supplies Over Seas


Please click on the flyer link for a list of items that will be accepted: 2017 Responsible Recycling Flyer


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

Habitat for Humanity ReStore Donation Guidelines
Commonwealth e-Waste Accepted Items
Supplies Over Seas (SOS) Donation Flyer


If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the office at 574-1109.

Mark Your Calendars for Easter Activities Thursday, Apr 13 2017 

It’s Easter weekend and there is a plenty to do in D9!

Clifton Easter Egg Hunt

The 27th Annual Easter Egg Hunt in Bingham Park, sponsored by the Clifton Community Council and Clifton Baptist Church. There will be 1,500 eggs hidden in designated areas. Children will be divided into two groups by age. After the hunt, Clifton Baptist, 1947 Frankfort Avenue, will host fun activities including face-painting, bouncy houses, balloon art, hot dogs, music and more!

Crescent Hill Easter Egg Hunt

Join Crescent Hill residents at 10:00 a.m. at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S. Peterson Avenue, for Easter egg hunting fun, sponsored by the Crescent Hill Community Council. Children will be divided by age for simultaneous hunts on the property.

Frankfort Avenue Easter Parade

The Frankfort Avenue Business Association (FABA), the Clifton Community Council and the Crescent Hill Community Council invite you to attend the 25th Annual Frankfort Avenue Easter Parade on Saturday, April 15. Enjoy the Shriners, antique cars, homemade family floats, Hwang’s Martial Arts, Talking Police Car and Mounted Sheriff’s Posse. Plus, plenty of FREE candy! The parade will travel along Frankfort Avenue from Stilz to Pope Street, beginning at 11:30 a.m. We hope to see you there!


Easter Parade Road Closures

The 2017 Frankfort Avenue Easter Parade is this Saturday, April 15th. Both lanes of Frankfort Avenue will be closed to traffic from approximately 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. from Stilz Avenue to Pope Street for the safety of the participants involved. There will be no parking on the street at that time and the side streets will be closed to Frankfort Avenue as well. POLICE WILL TOW!  

Kennedy Avenue from Grinstead to Frankfort, 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 to 11:30 a.m. “NO PARKING, SPECIAL EVENTS” signs will be posted the Friday before.

Public Meetings in LG&E Rate Cases Friday, Apr 7 2017 

Public Service Commission Has Set Public Meetings in LG&E Rate Cases

Date:        Tuesday, April 11th
Time:        5:30 p.m.
Location: Health Sciences Auditorium
Health Sciences Hall
Jefferson Community & Technical College
110 W. Chestnut Street Louisville, KY

The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) will hold a public meeting in Louisville (April 11th) to present information and receive comments on the requests for rate increases by the Kentucky Utilities Co. (KU) and the Louisville Gas & Electric Co. (LG&E). Please attend if you want to give comments to PSC about LG&E raising our rates. As a review this is how it would affect consumers:

    • Change the cost of having a meter for electricity from $10.75 per month to $22.00 per month and the cost of having a meter for gas service from $13.50 per month to $24.00 per month.  This would change the cost of having meters (no matter how much or how little of the energy is used) from $24.25 to $46.00 per month.
    • Change the cost of each energy parcel – Kilowatt Hours (KwH) for electricity and One Hundred Cubic Feet (CCF) for natural gas. The proposal lowers the KwH and CCF costs. There are different rates for different times of the day and month of the year, but this applies to those rates.

Attend and let your voice be heard!

D9 Spring Community Cleanup – April 8 Thursday, Apr 6 2017 

FullSizeRenderPlease plan to join me and Legislative Assistant Kyle Ethridge on Saturday, April 8, for the D9 Spring Community Cleanup. In partnership with Brightside, we will be cleaning up Frankfort Avenue in preparation for the Frankfort Avenue Easter Parade. Volunteers should plan to meet at 8:30 a.m. 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. beginning at the Frankfort and Keats public parking lot and fanning out along Frankfort Avenue. The District 9 office will provide bags, gloves, tools and t-shirts on a first-come, first-served basis.

Free Narcan Training & Kits – March 27 Wednesday, Mar 22 2017 

The Kentucky Harm Reduction Coalition will offer a free Naloxone (also referred to by its brand name as Narcan®) training session, teaching people how to use medication to reverse the effects of overdose from heroin and other opioid drugs and prevent death. The free training is open to the general public including first responders and to the family and friends of those who use heroin or other opioid drugs. Free kits or prescriptions for Naloxone will be available after the training. The training will be held on Monday, March 27 at 6:30 p.m. at United Crescent Hill Ministries (UCHM), 150 S. State Street.

Naloxone is a medication called an “opioid antagonist” used to counter the effects of opioid overdose.  Naloxone is used in heroin and other opioid drug overdoses to counteract life-threatening depression of the central nervous system and respiratory system, allowing an overdose victim to breathe normally.

D9 Community Conversation – March 21 Monday, Mar 20 2017 

Join us on Tuesday, March 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana, 2115 Lexington Road, for our bi-monthly D9 Community Conversation. Ms. Angela Akridge, MSD’s Chief Engineer, will be one of our guest speakers to present the 20 Year Comprehensive Facility Plan for MSD. Please plan to join the discussion about our community’s needs and risks, and the cost to meet them. Last year, MSD sought a substantial rate increase and it will likely do so again. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss how the money would be used and to hear your comments and questions.

The draft of the “Critical Repair & Reinvestment Plan” and summaries are available for review and comment at any branch of the Louisville Free Public Library or MSD’s website at LouisvilleMSD.org/CriticalRepairPlan.

Representatives of the Louisville Metro Office of Sustainability will also speak on several new sustainability initiatives including: the cool roof rebate program; enhancements to the Green Infrastructure incentive program; and free technical assistance and verification for Energy Star Certifications.

As with all D9 Community Conversations, discussion of any other subjects is welcome and I will be available to talk with constituents about any questions, comments or concerns.  Mark your calendar – and bring along a friend or neighbor.

FREE Tree Giveaways Friday, Mar 17 2017 

Louisville Metro Division of Community Forestry is hosting free tree giveaways on three Saturdays: March 18, 25 and April 15. This is a continued effort to assist Louisville to reach the goal of 45% tree canopy cover by 2040.

  • March 18th from Noon – 2:00 p.m. at Beechland Baptist Church in the Pleasure Ridge Park area (4613 Greenwood Drive)
  • March 25th from Noon – 2:00 p.m. at Jefferson Community and Technical College, Downtown Campus (2nd and Broadway)
  • April 15th from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at University of Louisville’s Ernst Hall (216 Eastern Parkway)

There are fifteen (15) native species of trees to choose from and recipients can take home up to three (3) trees each (while supplies last).  Each tree that is distributed comes with a species specific fact sheet, directions on how to plant the tree, and water instructions.  The knowledgeable staff of the Division of Community Forestry will be on hand to assist recipients with their tree selection.

Recipients need to provide proof that they are a resident of Louisville (Jefferson County), and agree to plant the tree on private property, and to care for it.  The trees that are going to be distributed are in three (3) gallon containers and are easily transported home in a compact car.

Lane Closures on Frankfort Avenue Thursday, Mar 16 2017 

Beginning Monday, March 20, the Louisville Water Company (LWC) will be conducting an assessment of their piping infrastructure for the Crescent Hill Water Treatment Plant. This will require intermittent lane closures on Frankfort Avenue between Reservoir Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue. Lane closures will be limited to the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and one lane of traffic both east and west bound will remain open. The work will occur over 2-4 weeks.

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