​Save the Date! 7th Annual Shively Area Ministries Banquet
      Come out to the 7th annual banquet and concert featuring THE MONARCHS and hosted by Meteorologist, Ben Pine, from WHAS. Thursday, September 22, 2016 Doors open at 6:00 p.m., Dinner at 6:30 p.m. At the Crowne Plaza -- 830 Phillips Lane -- Louisville, KY 40209 ADMISSION includes banquet and concert: $50.00 (single) Buy a table of 10- $400 (save $100) Advance Tickets only- purchase by September 10th call (502)447-4330, ext. 23 

“Family Fun in the Southwest”
Southwest Community Festival "It’s Back!"
After a Year off the Festival is Back and Better than Ever
    The Southwest Community Festival is one of the biggest community events in Louisville celebrating and showcasing Southwest’s people, businesses, and culture. The Southwest Community Festival draws over 15,000 people, each year, to this one day event. The festival will be held at Sun Valley Park on Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at 6505 Bethany Lane in Valley Station.
    The Southwest Community Festival kicks off in the morning with a pancake breakfast at Sun Valley Community Center from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Proceeds benefit Southwest Community Ministries. FREE festival events include: Over a hundred booths to browse showcasing the Southwest; A car, truck, and motorcycle show from River City Street Rods, Inc.; Kids City with free games and inflatable’s; arts, crafts, food booths; Teen City, Toddler Town, Men’s tent, and a Senior Tent with bingo and drawings. Dance the day away! The Monarchs and Kirby’s Dreamland will provide live entertainment throughout the day playing music from the 50’s to today’s most popular tunes. For more information about The 2016 Southwest Community Festival, visit the website at www.swcf-ky.org. SERVICE ANIMALS ONLY
TODDLER TOWN is a free area designed just for the pre-school and younger aged children
KIDS' CITY has inflatables, arts & crafts, and games that speak to all energetic pre-teens
TEEN TOWN features games and entertainment that young adults will enjoy
SENIOR TENT is a wealth of resources and activities for our senior population
    Please come out and support your local community – it's all about you!! For more information or to sign up to participate in the Festival, visit www.swcf-ky.org    The Southwest Fest is Back!

God’s Littlest Angels Event
    You are invited to attend our event: On September 24, 2016 we are partnering with Gods Littlest Angels out of Owensboro, KY. We will be doing an event where we will be taking Wedding Dresses apart and making gowns for babies who leave way too soon. We will have ladies from the Owensboro, KY group coming to help us on the day of the event. They have been doing this for a number of years and are willing to share their experience and knowledge that day. We would love to have you attend and help even if it only for an hour. We need people to help with taking the dresses apart, sorting the parts out, cutting out dresses to sew, sewing the dresses together, and ironing.
We will also be taking donations of ¼ and ½ inch wide white and pastel color ribbon. We will also be taking donations of wedding, prom dresses, and pastel bridesmaids of flower girls dresses that day also. All dresses made at this event will be distributed to local hospitals. If you want additional information and to sign up to volunteer for the event please call Pam Oller at 502-418-3633 or email Pamela.Oller@louisvilleky.gov Event will be held at Sun Valley Community Center, 6505 Bethany Lane

Zoo’s Halloween Party Turns 35 This Year!
Meijer presents “The World’s Largest Halloween Party!”
October 1–2, 6–9, 13–16, 20–23, 27–30
    For the last 34 years the Louisville Zoo has provided area families with a cheery, not eerie Halloween Party during its “The World’s Largest Halloween Party!” presented by Meijer. This year the Zoo celebrates its 35th year for the popular party on October 1–2, 6–9, 13–16, 20–23 and 27–30. Tickets are now on sale. Children can dress up in their wildest costumes and set off on a magical journey through the Zoo.
    The Party features costumed characters for guests to meet and greet in fanciful, larger-than-life storybook scenes. Trick-or-treating is offered for kids 11 and under. In an effort to be “green,” the Zoo requests that children bring their own trick-or-treat bag to the event. The Zoo will not provide bags, but reusable cloth bags will be available for purchase for $2 in the Zoo’s gift shop whiles supplies last.
    Louisville pumpkin carving artist Donna O’Bryan will have 200 of her beautifully carved artificial pumpkins on display nightly (except for Oct. 30) in the Black Cat Crossing area with themes ranging from iconic movie characters to famous stars.
Fun themed areas include:
· Mumpkin the Giant Talking Pumpkin
· Blast off and boogie down at the Astro Disco
· Skip up the yellow brick road to the Land of Oz.
· Dive Under the Sea and walk among jellyfish
· Have photos taken with prehistoric friends in Dinoland
· Enjoy a zany tea party with silly friends in Wonderland
· Take flight with your favorite fairy and never grow up in Pirate’s Cove
· Show off your superpowers in Superhero City
· Halloween and playtime mix when you visit Toyland
· Your favorite books come to life in PNC Grow Up Great Storybook Land
· Wander your way through a hay maze, gaze upon hundreds of hillside pumpkins and more!
    While all main Party festivities are included with regular Party admission, several optional experiences will be available for the adventuresome (special fees and some restrictions apply). These include:
· Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow tour ($2 per person)
· Spooktactular Carousel ($2 per person)
· Boo Choo-Choo Train ($4 per person)
· Kaman’s Handimals (starts at $15)
· Kaman’s Face Painting (starts at $8.99)
· Kaman’s photo packages (start at $15)
· Louisville Youth Board face painting and sand art ($1 – $4)
· Fun gift items at the Zoo’s gift shops; Louisville Zoo members get 10% off
· Themed snacks and beverages like Dippin’ Dots are available at concession stands; Louisville Zoo members get a 10% discount
    The Zoo will close early for regular daytime visitors on nights when the Halloween event takes place; gates will close at 3 p.m. and guests can enjoy the Zoo until 4 p.m.
    Halloween Party guests can enter starting at 5 p.m. Last entry is at 8:30 p.m. Oct. 20–21, Meijer will have their new Meijer Food Truck, “Sweet Ride,” at the Zoo’s front entrance, sampling apple cider and pumpkin spice doughnuts from 3–9 p.m. Oct. 22 & 23, Meijer will also be at the entrance with giveaways while supplies last. Oct. 1–2 & 6–9, PNC Grow Up Great will be at the front entrance with their Mobile Learning Adventure with games and giveaways for the kids from 5–8:30 p.m. Oct. 1–2 & 8–9 UPS Hot Rod will be at the front entrance and UPS volunteers will be handing out candy at the Zoo booths and have an empty airline container to show kids how boxes are stacked and loaded. Oct. 15 is Ford Volunteer Night with Ford volunteers handing out candy at the Zoo’s candy booths. Oct. 27 is Pepsi Volunteer Night.
This event is one of the Zoo’s major fundraising events and requires a special ticket for all visitors ages three and older. Advanced online tickets are on sale now at www.louisvillezoo.org. Some event nights sell out so the Zoo encourages guests to reserve early. This event is rain or shine. No refunds or exchanges.
Halloween Party ticket prices are as follows:
· Non-Louisville Zoo member tickets are $9 per person for an advanced online ticket for a specified night and $10 for a ticket the night of the event at the admission windows based on availability. Starting Sept. 23 guests can buy tickets at area Meijer locations for $8 valid any night of the event.
· Louisville Zoo member tickets are $1 per person for the first three weekends (Oct. 1–2, 6–9 and 13–16) and must be purchased in advance online for a specific evening using valid Member I.D.; The remaining dates (Oct. 20–23 and 27–30) are $4.50 per person and must be purchased in advance online for a specific evening using valid Member I.D. Louisville Zoo members can also purchase a ticket for $5 at the Zoo admission windows any night of the event based on availability.
· Groups of 15 or more can purchase discounted tickets online or by contacting the Zoo’s Group Sales department at (502) 459-2348 at least 72 hours in advance.
· Limited parking is available in the Zoo lot for $5 per car (cash) for all those attending the Halloween event including Louisville Zoo members.
· A shuttle will run nightly from the Cyril Allgeier Community Center to the Zoo from 5 – 9:30 p.m.
    For more details and answers to frequently asked questions about the Halloween Party, visit louisvillezoo.org/halloween/

Iroquois Park North Overlook Dedicated
  $1.4 million project features new stone seat wall: landscaping updates
    After years of planning and months of work, the revamped and freshly-completed North Overlook project in South Louisville’s Iroquois Park was unveiled to the public today by a group that included Mayor Greg Fischer, Councilwoman Marianne Butler and officials from Metro Parks and Recreation and the Louisville Olmsted Parks Conservancy.
“The view from the top at the North Overlook is as spectacular as ever, and once the surrounding native grasses and other plantings have a chance to grow in, the whole experience at the summit will really be enhanced,” Mayor Greg Fischer said. “The work cements Iroquois Park’s position as one of the premier tourist destinations in the South Points Scenic Area.”
    “The opening of this serene and scenic overlook is a testament to the dedication of the employees at Metro Parks and Recreation and the Olmsted Parks Conservancy. Living in the shadow of the park for over two decades, I understand the draw and the majesty of the park,” said Councilwoman Marianne Butler (D-15). “The park users, my neighbors and future generations will benefit and appreciate this view for years to come.” Feedback gathered from the public during two public meetings in summer 2014 resulted in many of the improvements. A meandering, wheelchair-accessible path now takes the park user to a spectacular area with improved vistas of downtown Louisville and the Indiana Knobs, where the panorama is widely acknowledged as the best in the area.
    Visitors will enjoy sitting on a rustic stone bench or in the grassy picnic areas. Native trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants populate the walkway and several storm water retention basins, which help control erosion. The vegetation likely won’t begin realizing its true potential until next spring, according to officials. Crews used the demolished remains of the old overlook to raise the elevation of the path and make it gentler in its approach to the new North Overlook, which was also raised by almost 6 feet. The recycling of the old materials allowed Metro Parks and Recreation and the Olmsted Parks Conservancy to save $34,500 on the project cost.
    Video cameras perched near the North Overlook will be monitored and are meant to reduce vandalism, which has taken place at the Overlook over the years. Iroquois is open to motor vehicles only on Wed., Sat., and Sun. but open to walkers and cyclists all days from April through October. Iroquois, established in 1891 and is Louisville’s second-oldest park, is one of Louisville’s 18 Olmsted-designed parks. It is also known as one of the “Big Three,” along with Shawnee and Cherokee parks, that Frederick Law Olmsted correctly envisioned would anchor the city’s system of parks and parkways around which Louisville would grow.
    After years of planning by Metro Parks and Recreation and the Olmsted Parks Conservancy, construction began on the $1.4 million project – funded jointly by the two organizations - last fall. A wet spring led to some delays in the delivery of the sandstone used for the seat wall and pushed the project deadline back a few months. “It was important this project be done properly, and visitors to the North Overlook will see it was,” said Seve Ghose, Director of Metro Parks and Recreation. “This outstanding new feature at the top of the park is something we’re proud of as a department, and we hope it’s something that’s enjoyed by generations of park users to come.”
    “Frederick Law Olmsted designed parks to provide a respite from the congestion and noise of urban life. We are proud to complete a project like the North Overlook that gives our community such a place: the epitome of quiet and majesty in a busy, hustle-bustle world,” said Mimi Zinniel, President and CEO of the Olmsted Parks Conservancy. “Iroquois Park is a jewel that our community deserves. We are thrilled so many people throughout the city invested in making this project come to life.” 

‘New Dixie Highway’
    Congressman John Yarmuth and Mayor Greg Fischer joined Metro Council Members Vicki Welch, Rick Blackwell, David Yates and Cindi Fowler along with Kentucky State Legislators at the soon to open Kroger Marketplace to highlight the long-awaited plan to bring Dixie Highway into the 21st century. The total investment of more than $50 million is a combination of several projects and funding from local, state and federal dollars. The goals of the combined efforts will focus on converting the 14 mile corridor into a safer, more mobile and economically enhanced roadway in Southwest Louisville. There are two Open House meetings in September to gather public input on the additional features, including Bus Rapid Transit.
The New Dixie Highway Open House Meeting - Wednesday, September 14th, Southwest Regional Library, 7219 Dixie Highway, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
The New Dixie Highway Open House Meeting - Thursday, September 15th, Wheatley Elementary School, 1107 South 17th Street, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Citizens can also get more information, ask questions and make comments through a project website - TheNewDixieHighway.com 

Southwest Festival Booth Space Still Available! - October 8th
Booth Space Still Available for Southwest Festival
WHEN: October 8th, 9am-5pm
WHERE: Sun Valley Park, 6616 Ashby Ln, Louisville, KY 40272
If you would like to rent a booth call Ray and Marilyn Crider at 502-592-0682. http://swcf-ky.org/contact

Fashion ReBorn
A sale of gently used womans, mens, and childrens clothing at very low prices. October 6 2:00-6:00 PM, October 7 9:00 AM-3:00 PM,  October 8 9:00 AM-2:00 PM. Beechmont Womans Club, 4516 So. 6th Street, Call (502) 363-9180 for information

The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular Returns Oct.13 & Needs Volunteers
    The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is from October 13– November 6, will be held in Iroquois Park with 5,000 carved pumpkins lining a ¼-mile walking trail, illuminated at night as an “art show” daily from dusk to 11 p.m. during the week (Sunday-Thursday) and midnight on Friday & Saturday.
    Enjoy the trail when you volunteer for Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular! There will be a nightly orientation for volunteers. All volunteers will receive a free long-sleeve t-shirt and one free ticket for every shift worker. Food and drink will be available for volunteers as well. Come as an individual or with a group! Below are a few of the ways you can assist us: Ambassadors Friendly, outgoing people needed to assist patrons during the event. Trail Docents are stationed along the trail to offer assistance and remind patrons of the rules. Mascot Escorts ensure the safety of the Jack O’Lantern Spectacular Mascot due to low visibility and uneven surfaces throughout various areas of the event. Exit Guides stand at end of trail and thanks guests for coming, invite them to sign guest book and take a survey, and distribute gift bags on select nights For more information please call 363-7766 or email jols@louisvilleky.gov to get involved

Community Yard Sales
Scottsdale Subdivision
  Saturday September 24 New Cut Rd.
Fairdale Girl Scouts
  Saturday September 24
  Fairdale Playtorium- Inside Fairdale Library
Epiphany United Methodist Church
  October 1st 8:00 am -2:00 pm
  7032 Southside Drive, Sale both inside and outside--rain or shine. Set Up Space available. Call 366-9816.

Jefferson County Soil & Water Conservation District Job Opening
The Jefferson County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors is seeking a qualified candidate for an Urban Agriculture Conservationist Reports to Jefferson County Soil & Waste District Board of Supervisors Deadline for Resumes is September 30, 2016 Submit to Jefferson County Soil & Water Conservation District 4233 Bardstown Rd. Ste 100-A Louisville, KY 40218-3280 or
  Email joy.edwards@ky.nacdnet.net for information

Metro Arts Center Fall Classes Schedule
The Metro Arts Center's fall classes begin this week and the schedule is now available on their website. 
Youth classes include the following:
  Pre-school art - begins September 13
  Cartooning - begins September 26
  Youth painting - begins September 28
  Youth clay - begins September 12
  Teen clay - begins September 7
  Guitar - begins October 
Adult classes include 
  Silversmithing - begins September 6
  Lost wax casting - begins September 8
  Oil painting - begins September 29
  Drawing - begins September 29
  Pottery - begins September 14
  Guitar - begins October 1
Check out the full schedule along with class start dates and fee schedules at the Metro Arts Center website. The Metro Arts Center is located at 8360 Dixie Highway, 40258. 502-937-2055 https://louisvilleky.gov/government/parks/metro-arts-center

MUSCL Needs Help to Restock Food Pantry
    Ministries United for South Central Louisville has experienced a setback in their ability to help families. The air conditioning in the food pantry malfunctioned and they lost food that was to go to families in crisis. They are in the process of working with their landlord on repairs. In the meantime, they are in need of non-perishable food items. If you can help, they are located at 1207 Hart Avenue and are open Monday – Friday Call 363-9087

Parks to remove dead/dying trees
Metro Parks and Recreation will be removing 48 total dead/dying ash trees on the parkways over the next several weeks. The removal will occur on the following Parkways in or near District 15. 700-1400 Block of Eastern Pkwy 4500-5700 Block of Southern Pkwy

CSX Announces Longer Waits Starting in October
    Louisville neighborhoods with railroad crossings could expect longer wait times for passing trains starting next month, as CSX Transportation begins to implement changes to increase traffic between Louisville and Indianapolis. A CSX press release issued three weeks ago announcing the implementation of this plan noted that the number of trains using the LIRC line would increase from three or four to 10 per day in September and may increase in the future, and the length of trains also would increase.

Volunteers needed for Volunteer Income Tax Preparation Program!
    Do you enjoy working with people, learning new skills and giving back to other members of our community? Help make a difference in Jefferson County by being a part of a program that connects eligible, low-income families and individuals to free tax preparation services and earned tax credits. We have volunteer positions available that provide a wide variety of opportunities and the application of a variety of skills and talents. No experience necessary – you will receive the training you need while serving a vital role in our community. With your help, families can better access the pathway to improved financial stability and bring dollars back into our local economy. Volunteer hours/days are flexible – contact us to find the right role for you!
We have these opportunities available:
  Volunteer Recruiter (2hrs): To reach the number of volunteers required to meet the needs of the community we are looking for individuals who can help by using their own contacts in the recruitment efforts. 
  Greeter/Screener (2hrs or less): Greeters are the first to meet the clients when they enter a tax site. They are welcoming and are there to ensure that the client meets the program qualifications and gets answers to basic questions. The screener reviews the client information packet and all tax documents, ensures the accurate completion of the Intake forms and records client responses to questions regarding their tax returns.
  Financial Coordinator (4hrs): A Financial Coordinator helps clients get organized to see the Tax Preparer, chat with them about their financial challenges and opportunities, and provide information about resources they can use. 
  On-site Tax Preparer (20hrs): An on-site tax preparer prepares Federal and State income tax returns, with easy-to-use software provided by the IRS. This position will have direct contact with the public.
  Drop-off Tax Preparer (20hrs): A drop-off tax preparer prepares Federal and State income tax returns at a separate location, with easy-to-use software provided by the IRS. Limited or no direct contact with the public is required.  
  Quality Reviewer (25hrs or less with prior experience): The Quality Reviewer reviews tax returns completed by volunteer tax preparers, ensuring that every taxpayer receives quality service and that the tax returns are error-free.
  Self-File Navigator (10hrs): Clients that qualify based on income guidelines have several free tax software options they can use to file their own tax returns online. Our Self-File Navigators assist them with completing their own returns. This is a great option, particularly for our clients that are single and employed by companies that provide them with W-2 tax statements.
  Workshop Facilitator/Coach (4hrs): The workshop facilitator will help to introduce interested participants to the online self-file option in an effort to increase confidence levels in filing their own taxes. A basic knowledge of computers is helpful.
    All individuals who answer tax law questions, instruct tax law, prepare or correct tax returns and/or conduct quality reviews of completed tax returns must be certified. All other positions will receive some level of training prior to volunteering. All training will be coordinated through the Louisville Asset Building Coalition. To learn more - visit labcservices.org or call (502) 824-2715

Operation Brightside Community Wide Cleanup
    Mark your calendar for the Brightside & Passport Health Plan Community Wide Cleanup on Saturday, October 22 with suggested cleanup time of 8:00 am-12:00. Supply pick up will held on Sunday, October 9th at the Iroquois Park Amphitheater from 2-5. Contact Brighside at 502-574-2613.

September at the Zoo
Sept. 17–18 and 24–25
Pokémon Go at the Zoo
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (play until 6 p.m.)
The Zoo is certainly a hotspot in the ‘ville for Pokémon Go-ers with 33 hotspots and 4 gyms. Spend a fall day gathering your assets and collecting the Zoo’s newest species – Pokémon creatures. Show your Pokémon Go app at the admission windows for $3 off admission on these four days.
Zoo Hours
March 12 to Sept. 25, 2016
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (stay until 6 p.m.)
Sept. 26, 2016 to -March 17, 2017
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (stay until 5 p.m.)

SAVE THE DATE: Spirit of Jefferson Cruise returns to Riverview Park on October 23rd
    The Spirit of Jefferson will return to Riverview Park in Southwest Louisville on Sunday, October 23rd! The Steamboat will set sail for two cruises leaving from Riverview Park (formerly the Greenwood Boat Docks at 8202 Greenwood Road). This is a free event but remember that seating is limited for the cruises. To reserve your spot in advance, you can stop by Southwest Community Ministries at 8504 Terry Road during their regular business hours. A $5 minimum donation per seat is suggested to reserve your spot. Those wanting to attend can also board the day of the event on a first-come, first-served basis. Cruises are at 1:30 pm at 4:00 pm with boarding beginning one half hour before each. Please contact the District 12 office at 502.574.1112 for more details or questions. We hope that you can attend this special event and help us to support Southwest Community Ministries.

Southwest Community Ministries Needs Your Help
    Hey Southwest Louisville, SWCM needs some really strong guys to help with food pickups! Please call 935-0310 if you can spare one morning a week, or one morning a month! We love our volunteers and would love to have you too!!!! Call soon and ask for extension 244!

Get Involved, Experience the Forest
-Land Steward Volunteer Project Days most Wednesdays & first Saturday of the month @ 9:00am
-Trail Team Volunteer Project Days first Saturdayof the month @ 9:00am – Jefferson Memorial Forest
For additional information, contact Sherry.Wright@louisvilleky.gov  

Metro Parks to Hold Public Meetings September, October & November
    Metro Parks and Recreation will host 12 public meetings this fall to get feedback on future park amenities, including dog parks, skate parks and walking/hiking trails. The meetings in September will feature a discussion about dog parks; October’s meetings will address skate parks; and November’s meetings will focus on walking/hiking trails. All meetings will last from 6-7:30 p.m. Ghose said those who would like to attend a meeting but can’t are still encouraged to send comments about these topics and others to parks@louisvilleky.gov. 
September Public Meeting Dates Theme - Dog Parks
(all times 6-7:30 p.m.)
  Tuesday, September 6 – East Government Center
  Monday, September 12 – Sun Valley Community Center
  Monday, September 19 – Portland Community Center
  Monday, September 26 – Cyril Allgeier Community Center

Zoo Hiring Through October
Seasonal Workers
    The Louisville Zoo is seeking candidates to fill seasonal positions in various departments including Admissions, Membership, Rides and Attractions, Splash Park and Grounds Maintenance. Candidates will be provided training and should be outgoing, highly-motivated individuals who enjoy working with the public and will provide outstanding customer service.
    The hourly rate for seasonal positions is $8.50. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age and able to work a variable schedule that includes mostly days from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., but also nights and weekends through October and the World’s Largest Halloween Party presented by Meijer. Some positions require applicants to be 18 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license. Other positions also may require CPR, AED and First Aid Certification.
    In addition to working in a unique environment, seasonal Zoo employees receive free Zoo admission during employment term, discounts to the gift shop and food concessions with Zoo ID and free parking. Visit https://louisvillezoo.org/about-the-zoo/hr/ to learn more.
All other full-time and part-time vacant positions will be posted weekly on the Louisville Government website at

Harbor House's Home Sweet Home
 Cleaning Services
Need help with light housekeeping chores?
    Let Harbor House and Home Sweet Home help! We are an insured and certified cleaning service for our community. Let "Little Chores Open Doors" and help us to help you. Our mission is to empower individuals with disabilities and their families to lead fulfilled and productive lives. Light the Way for people with disabilities. For more information, contact Karen Fallon of Harbor House at 502.751.3212.

Contact MetroCall 311!
    Do you have a question or concern that Louisville Metro needs to know about or help you address? Call MetroCall 311 to issue a Service Request and make positive changes for our community. Report a Pothole, MSD concerns, Property Maintenance issues, vacant and abandoned properties, suggestions and more. Members of the community can contact MetroCall 311 in many ways:
  Call 3-1-1 or 502-574-5000  E-mail metrocall@louisvilleky.gov
  Visit our website’s Online Customer Service or Live Chat at www.louisvilleky.gov/metrocall Download our free mobile 311 application from the website Tweet @LouMetro311

South Points Scenic Area
    Visit the new South Points Scenic Area website detailing all of the participating locations by clicking here! Be on the look out for South Louisville's new Tourism Campaign to make residents of Louisville and beyond aware of the many great historical attractions, local independently owned businesses, parks and more in our part of town.  The Southwest Dream Team in partnership with Metro Council, Parks and the many unique South Louisville businesses helped create and fund the South Points Scenic Area Map. When you drive throughout Louisville and along the expressway you will see new large brown identifying signs highlighting South Points Scenic Areas. You can pick up your own South Points Scenic Map at any of the participating local businesses identified on the map. See the full Map & the South Points Scenic Areas by clicking here!

Attorney Joseph Gaines’ Legal Minute
     Many of us have received a ticket for a traffic violation in our lifetimes. However, most people are not aware of the damage that not resolving a traffic violation can have on our lives. We may think “Old speeding tickets won’t affect me” or “what are they really going to do to me if I don’t pay my ticket.” Please, do not keep this mindset. A lot can happen to you from a “measly little ticket.” Here are the (potential) repercussions a traffic violation may have on your life.
     If you either don’t pay your speeding ticket fines or don’t show up to court (if you are required to do so) judges in Jefferson County will issue a DOT Warrant (Department of Transportation Warrant) for you. This usually doesn’t mean that the sheriff will be banging on your door. However, it does mean that Frankfort will likely suspend your license. You get pulled over again for any reason or the police run your license for any reason and it is now likely that you will go to jail. Go to jail for a “measly little ticket”. Do not pass go, do not collect two hundred dollars. You will now have to pay fines not only for your old ticket, but for your new ticket as well. You will likely have a bond to pay and have to get your license reinstated from Frankfort (which usually costs around forty bucks). And these are problems that are caused only from not paying a speeding ticket.
     Most other traffic violations can cause you much more problems than speeding tickets. Violations for driving without insurance, driving on a suspended license, reckless driving, etc. all carry potential jail time as a penalty. They also include the possibility of paying large fines for the violations. Not taking care of these types of traffic violations will likely result in fines of five hundred bucks or more, jail time, and probably probation. Also, your insurance rates are likely to increase. 
     Save yourself a lot of hassle. Take care of your traffic violations before they cause extra problems in your life. Taking a little time and paying a little money now to resolve your traffic violation will save you a lot of time and money in the future. Hiring an attorney who works frequently in the district courts improves your chances of resolving your traffic violation with as little time, money, and headache as possible. You can call me at the number below or look for me at the court house. Just ask around. Whether or not you hire an attorney you should look at your traffic violation as “pay a little now, save a lot later.” 
-THIS IS AN ADVERTISEMENT-OTHER ATTORNEYS IN THE FIRM MAY PERFORM SERVICES- Joseph D. Gaines, Gorski Law Office, P.S.C., 821 S. Second Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40203, (502) 569-6795, joedangaines@aol.com

What's your wish for the southwest?
What is your wish for the Southwest? Do you have an idea, hope, or dream to improve our community? Do you wish there were a restaurant, store, or business in the Southwest? Share what you would like to see happen in the Southwest with The Local Weekly and we may publish your idea in the weekly paper and our website. Submit your wish. Please include your first name or initials and zip code unless you wish to remain anonymous.CLICK here to submit your wish.
      I wish they would put some reflectors or something on the new redesigned medians. I have seen so many people hit the one by Jerry's and the Goodwill and blow out tires at night because they are difficult to see and before we could drive onto them. Now you can't. The need to do something to make them more visible.  Armanda McMurray, 40216

     My wish is : To create more community gardens on vacant lots to help people grow vegetables. This will help everyone be more self supporting. Have more local classes teaching people how to preserve food like we used to. More healthier and cheaper. B. N


     I wish there was a McAllister's and a Panera Bread in Southwest Jefferson Co. We want descent restaurants in the south end!!! 40272

    I would like to see something for the youth ages 11- 15 at the Southwest community center that gets kids involved. And is inexpensive. My kids are not into sports and really have nothing to do. And we can't afford to do a lot. Maybe free music lessons. Sincerely, J.Y. 40272

    I would like to see more restaurants in Valley Station like Panera Bread, McAllisters, Olive Garden, Carrabbas. Along the lines of those. Something in the 40272. So that we don't have to drive so far to enjoy. Thank you, D.Y

We need a movie theater. R.R. 40258

I wish we had a movie theater out here again. Better than Dixie Dozen. Corey 40272

 Famous Dave's restaurant would be nice. L. Riley 40272

I Would Like To See Sam,s Club On Dixie Highway. 
Thank You EJA. 40258

I really wish we had a Best Buy store on Dixie Hwy. Ever since Circuit City closed, I've had to drive out to Outer Loop to the store there to get my electronic items. Anonymous

 I would like to see a Kohls store and more family style restaurants in the area. DM 40258

I would love to see Outback come to the 40258 area. Wanda 40258

It would be great to get an Ikea store. Don't know what's going into Kmart's location when they close, but Ikea, Kohl's, an updated Target, or Michael's would be awesome. MB 40216

I wish to see less garbage on the ground, in the parking lots and along side the road. The business should take pride in their establishments keep garbage picked and not have employees smoking out front. The bus stop in front of Valley HS is always full of garbage. Need to start a no littering campaign! Ty!

Less TARC stops or at least accountability for littering and trashing the area by the people who wait there. A wider variety of athletic activities for kids: I.e. volleyball, dance, gymnastics. A fun family place such as gattiland or chuck e cheese. People who CARE about where they live. Every time we get something nice, its trashed within months. Less section 8 housing...stop tearing down projects and moving them to the south end. Local schools should leave gates open to walking tracks for community use...it is our tax money! The city should put more money and support into our FAILING public schools in the south end. Less pawn shops, cash advance stores, dollar stores, flea markets, & used car lots. An indoor sports facility in riverport...get valley sports, prairie village and local schools to go in on supporting it..or ask local riverport businesses to help support the financing-they have plenty of money. Bring back Hometown Pizza!!! Please and thanks! SIDEWALKS ON GREENWOOD ROAD ALL THE WAY TO RIVERVIEW PARK! TD 40258

 We live on the edge of a beautiful subdivision. Most of us have older homes that we try and maintain, as well as keeping our yards looking nice. We have two vacant houses side by side that have needed tearing down for a long time. They are an eve sore as well as a breeding ground for mice. It would be a big encouragement to our neighborhood if something could be done about these houses. Thanks Pat, 40272

Improve the service industry, hire people who understand how to treat customers with respect. What happened to the customer is always right? Also, why are the side roads so trashy? Who is monitoring the maintenance of Dixie Hwy? I work in the east end. The difference is like day and night. Anonymous

I would like to see a stronger police presence. Fewer section 8 /HUD would be a step in the right direction as well as fewer Peddle Malls, used car lots and cash advance type businesses. MS 40258

Valley Station on Dixie could sure use a bigger Walmart. The one we have is so very limited. Hardly any room for housewares or clothes anymore since they added the grocery area. Not complaining about that though, that is something we needed, too. Just need a bigger store that carries much more merchandise.There are lots of people living in this area, now. C.T.

I would love to see a Kirkland's Home Store on Dixie Hwy JM 40214

I would love to see a Panera Bread, Red Lobster or Olive Garden out here. A Barnes and Noble would be great too. It just seems like we are the forgotten people out here that don't deserve nice things. We can read out here, why can't we have a bookstore. VA 40258

I would like to see Dixie Hwy cleaned up and less trashy looking shops. Also nicer sports facilities for the children. Additional eating places and different/better stores. I also wish more living in the area would take pride in what we do have while voting into office persons who will fight for us Southenders. Thank you. JP 40272

Panera Bread, Heine Brothers, Longhorns Steakhouse, Cheddars, Planet Fitness, Workout places with pools (very helpful for preventative care - esp for elderly), Nicer shopping centers (cleaned up and fresh), Smoothie King or a Cold Stone Creamery, more healthy eating options 
please! Kohls, TJ maxx or Homegoods, an upscale restaurant maybe. 
 -Anonymous 40258 

Panera Bread!! Pleaseeee!! I know many agree with me! MH 

I live in the 40214 area I want to see a Culver's. Restaurant in the pleasure ridge park/valley station area Jeremy 40214 

New to the area in Southwest Louisville. Please demolish the older buildings as well as that burned building near Lower Hunters Trace and put up newer restaurants. Dixie Hwy needs a makeover Now! Would love 
to see FiveGuys, Jet'sPizza, Cluckers, Firehouse Subs, Chick-fil-A, Jason's Deli, Outback, Cheddars, Red Lobster, J Gumbos, El Nopal, Hometown Pizza. I would like to suggest the Southwest YMCA move on Dixie Hwy. Why is it down a creepy side road off another winding road? Do the roads get plowed well in the winter? Would love to have Half Price Books, Sam's or Costco, nicer Wal-Mart. 40258 LA

Better places to eat and shop. Chick-fil-a, Kingfish, Claim jumper, Carrabas, Max and Ermas, etc. If Dixie Manor could attract an Old Navy, Jc Penny's and a sporting goods store would be fantastic 

Clean up old Johnsontown road. Go through there every morning as a cut through to get to terry road and it is just a mess in that area, like it has been forgotten. LH 40272 

40272 gets the trash. no more car lot, cash advances. Need better grade stores and resturants. Problem is.. if a nice department store would come, that store would get the trash from their other stores that don't sell. therefore would not stay. We have money out here and want to spend it out here instead of driving across town. But no we get the trash. Diane 40272 

I recently had to be out late after dark. I live in the 40272 Valley Station area and travel on Old 3rd Street a lot. I had to take notice how very dark and dimly lit it is on that road. I think we are much in need of a little more sufficient lighting on some streets around this area,especially on Old 3rd because it is such a winding and narrow street with so many hills and dips.It can be treacherous at night when it's raining or icy. We need more street lights. N.B.40272 

A nice movie theatre like Baxter Theatre or Village 8.  
A shopping mall would be awesome. 

Ashby lane is in desperate need of sidewalks. 2 
bicyclists have been hit and killed, as well as many hit by cars. There is no safe place to walk or ride on ashby lane 

I wish there was s turn signal arrow at cane run rd & Ralph ave coming off expressway making a left turn. Lived in this shively area for 2yrs but that turn scares me everytimewith barely missed accidents. .. thank you. .vme

Been on Rockford Ln for 21 years need more lights, a gattiland, and a gym or recreation center for the kids to play these kids are good they have no where to go play basketball so we try to keep a rim so they can play there's nothing here for our youth ages 12-17 thank you Betty Caliste

There is a great need for a STREET LIGHT at Kendall Dr and Dixie Hwy where Tumbleweed is located. It is very dark trying to turn left onto Kendall. With the new library open traffic has increased. To prevent accidents a street light to light the street would be a great help. Pat 40272 

I would love to see Dixie Hwy west to south down to Westpoint repaved and reflectors dividing the lanes. This has not been done in over 15 years. Tracy  

I would like to see a YMCA with pool closer to the 
Valley Station area. C.Hall 40272 

My family and I have lived in a good subdivision on Flowervale for about 12 years.There is a very sharp curve in front with a guardrail. There are so many accidents in that spot, especially at night.There have been one or two a year as long as I can remember living here. They are always bad but this last one lost his life. His family placed a memorial in the place where his motorcycle hit.It seems to me after that many crashes in that same area we could at least get a street light or more reflectors or something.The problem has been ignored for many years.We need lights on this curve! 40272 J.B. 

I would like see a movie theater out here ......Also nice to place to eat and upgrade greenwood park 

My husband, neighbors and myself wish we could get a Sam's Club or Costco and also since Target is leaving update that entire strip to look like the new area by Jefferson Mall/ Middletown area by the Gene Snyder. With Five Below, Liquor Barn, Academy, etc. I would also like to see a McAlister's. Thank you!! L.T. 40216 

NO MORE thrift stores or carlots, pawn shops or anything of that short. We need a mall that would be GREAT and more upscale shops and dinning like st.Matthews. make it look more cleaner and more inviting, nobody wants to come out this area because there's nothing out here and it's not up kept like it should be. We need to be the area people travel 40 minutes to get to for shopping and eating . Oh also Mabey a nice movie theater would be great 
to . AH 40272 

I wish there were a place for infants and toddlers (kids like age to 10&under) there nothing really out here for them to do , you have to travel far for a fun place for them . I would like tone see something like an puzzle fun dome or something of that short, with affordable prices and nothing to outrageous, so these kids can have something to do especially in the summer . I think that would be fun for them also something Mabey for the older one like a go-cart track/arcade! Let's give these kids something to do , and keep them out of trouble !!!!!! 

Would welcome a Trader Joe's and Rainbow Blossom. 40177 
in Southwest Jefferson County. 

I wish Riverview Park had a boat dock. It would make it much easier to get on and off your boat. Also it would be safer than jumping off your boat to stop it for hitting the concrete ramp!! 40258 

We need some better places to shop for clothing and house hold goods. Belk, Kohls, Pennys, or something along that line. We deserve that out here we are not second class citizens out here. Also maybe a Whole Foods or Trader Joes might be nice too, some of us like healthy and specialty foods at times and the prices there are not much different than Krogers as I have drove the long distance to the East End to shop there. These stores would also create more jobs for people in our community.

The South and Southwest Louisville need to see more Doctors stepping up to treat Heroin addiction. Doctors can get certified to help our community with an issue that's troubling our neighborhoods and breaking our families with medically assisted treatment. Treating heroin addiction with suboxone and therapy has been proven to work with much high success than the widely available abstinence model. Currently there is only one office in all of the 40118, 40208, 40210, 40215, 40216, 40258 & 40272 zip codes offering the treatment but it can be offered in every office if doctors get certified. More availability would save so many lives and reduce crime. Get educated!!! More info for doctors wishing to obtain certification, individuals seeking help and anyone who wants to learn more is available at http://www.samhsa.gov/medication-assisted-treatment. TAKE A STAND AND HELP OUR COMMUNITY. 

My wish is for a JcPenny store. We have no clothes stores but Walmart, Meijers. Not good clothes. Its sad the Southend can't get a name brand store. We have to many chicken places, mattress stores, nice and junk car lots by the dozens, dollar stores, rebuilding same stores just making them bigger like Kroger. Before long we will have no clothes. The Kmart center on Dixie would have been a great place for JcPenny instead we get what we don't need, a bigger Kroger. Please tear all these junk stores and junk car lots down and give us better stuff. We do matter out here. 40216 

I would like to see is outback on Dixie hwy to. I like to see Greenwood's get updates and side walk be good We all need to get in involved and keep the community from get Junk up!! 

I would like to have a movie theater on Dixie Hwy again. 40216 

We in Dixie area need a nice clothing store. JcPenny. We have NOTHING out here for clothes except walmart, Meijers and dollar store. Restraunts are nice, but we need clothes more. Get rid of so many car lots taking up good space and build what we need. 40216 

I would love an Olive Garden, Noodles, Jet's pizza and more clothing stores in the 40258 area. We also need a toy store. I would also like to see shops in the Terry Rd shopping center by West Pages 40258 which is empty.  

I would LOVE to have more free music events at southwest park like the ones highview puts on.Also Would Love to have Free MUSIC LESSONS FOR TEENS AND EVEN PARENTS AS WELL AT THE SOUTHWEST COMMUNITY CENTER.This could be really wonderful famiy time together .we need more of this.There really is not alot for our 12-18 year olds to do at community cnter.Cooking , Crafts,Cornhole,and Free Music Lessons would be wonderful..I as a parent would even volunteer to help.But also would like to participate in Music lessons with my grandkids. thanks dv 

I think we need a sporting goods store in the 40258 area. There is nothing in this area with the exception of Hibbets comma which is limited. Mama needs a new fishing pole Bass Pro 

My wish is to have a strip of stores similar to the setup in Elizabethtown, KY that has: Bed Bath and Beyond, Kirklands, Old Navy, Michaels, Pier 1, bookstore chain (Christian bookstore), etc. Also, a McCallisters would be lovely. Of course we need a department store like Kohls. I am still mourning the loss of Bacons. Thank you "Tired of driving to the east end, Veteran's parkway in Indiana, and E-town for the good stuff" 40258

We need desperately one nice clothing store, not generic version of JCPenny or Sears. We are sick of these little stores that have nothing and Walmart. Anonymous

A Kohl's where target was would be perfect! Cheddars and McAllister's would really draw more people. Anywhere there is a Southeast Christian Church, restaurants would be smart to open. Just look at the rural areas where the others are. Everyone was looking forward to Goody's, but their prices were sky high, and I am by no means a mizer. 40216 MS

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