Brightside & Passport Community-Wide Fall Cleanup
    All residents are encourage to take part in the fall 2019 Brightside & Passport Health Plan Fall Community-Wide Cleanup on Saturday, October 19. The event is a great service opportunity for boy/girl scouts, sports teams, faith groups and community organizations. 
    Cleanups are an integral part of Brightside's mission and without the help of volunteer groups, and many other volunteers throughout the year, Brightside could not achieve their goals of a cleaner, greener Louisville.
    Neighborhoods can hold their own cleanups at any point throughout the year and we can provide gloves and bags for each Neighborhood Cleanup. We will work with Solid Waste Management to have the collected litter bags picked up. Give us a call at (502) 574-2613 or register online about two weeks prior to your event to schedule your cleanup and for information about getting supplies!

RockOut Cancer Concert at the Iroquois Amphitheater
Shirley's Way and RockOut Cancer presents
"Skid Row with Special Guest Fire Department"
Friday, October 4th, Doors: 6 PM / Show: 7:30 PM
For ticket information go to "www.iroquoisamphitheater.com"

Huge Indoor Yard Sale
Saturday October 5, 2019, From: 8:00am to 2:00pm, 
At Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cafeteria, New Cut & Southside Drive

Support Southwest Community Ministries Current Needs:
    Southwest Community Ministries food closet is in need of toilet tissue and shaving supplies for men and women. These include shaving cream, razors, after shave etc. These items along with non perishable food items can be taken to Southwest Community Ministries (8504 Terry Rd.). If you have any questions or concerns, please contact (502) 935-0310

Upcoming Churchill Downs Events
Family Adventure Day!
Thursday, September 26th
Gates: 4 P.M./First Race: 5 P.M. 
Twilight Thursday!
Saturday, September 28th
Gates: 5 P.M./First Race: 6 P.M.
Downs After Dark!
Sunday, September 29th
Gates: 11:30 A.M./First Race: 12:45 P.M.
Stakes & Eggs Brunch! Closing Day for the September 2019 Meet!
For information on all Churchill Downs Events go to "www.churchilldowns.com"

Biergarten with the Rheingold Band
Saturday, Sept 28 from 6 pm - 10 pm, German-American Club 

New Executive Director Named for SWDT
    My name is Rebecca Katz and I am so excited to be the new Executive Director of the Southwest Dream Team. As a native Louisvillian, the South End is my most favorite place I've lived in Louisville. I can't get enough of the endless delicious food or the great hiking trails in Jefferson Memorial Forest and Iroquois Park. But the best part about living here? I know my neighbors. And I look forward to getting to know more of you!

Louder Than Life
Friday, Sept 27 - Sunday, Sept 29, Highland Festival Grounds 

Ribbon Cutting for the New Wyandotte Park Soccer Field
Monday, September 30th 1 P.M.
Wyandotte Park, 1104 Beecher Street
Join Councilman Kevin Triplett, the Louisville Parks Foundation, Mayor Greg Fischer, Churchill Downs, LouCity FC, Metro Parks and other distinguished guests as they officially open the new turf soccer field.

LouCity vs Tampa Bay Rowdies
Saturday, Sept 28 at 7 pm, Slugger Field

BIG Book Sale
    Come to the Friends of the Library BIG BOOK SALE offering bargain books at the Main Library Auditorium, 301 York Street, Oct. 18-20. Thousands of gently used books, CDs, DVDs, and more will be for sale at bargain basement prices, $1 -$2 item! Friday night preview hours are 5:30 - 8:30 pm, for Friends members only with $15 memberships available at the door. Saturday hours: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm; Sunday hours: 1:00 - 4:30 pm featuring the Bag O' Books Sale when customers can fill bags with selected books for only $10.00 a bag! The Friends of the LFPL Library is a non-profit organization of volunteers who support activities at all of the Library branches. For more information, call 502-574-1648.

Southwest Library Upcoming Events
Be Kind Rewind Retro Club
Monday, September 23rd; 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Do you treasure the memories of long-forgotten video rental stores? Miss the simpler times of Windows 95 and the dulcet tones of dial-up internet? Does the puppetry of Pee Wee’s Playhouse seem somehow charming and quaint? Are You Afraid of the Dark!? This is the club for you! Each month, we pick a throwback theme and take you on an unforgettable journey through pop culture of yore. This month: 90s Disney movies!
National Voter Registration Day Event
Tuesday, September 24th; 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
If you'll be 18 years old or older on or before Election Day (November 5), you can register to vote! No driver's license? No problem! Simply provide your name, address, social security number and date of birth to the Jefferson County Clerk representative at the Southwest Regional Library to ensure your voice is heard this November. Ask questions about voting at the polls and learn about alternative forms of identification that are accepted.
Adult Maker Bee
Saturday, September 28th; 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
A modern spin on traditional gatherings, crafters of all kinds are invited merge solitary hobbies with community connection. Demonstrate your skills for others, learn something new, gain inspiration from occasional guest speakers, or simply enjoy getting to know other crafters. Novices and experts are welcome. Activities, demonstrations, and themes will vary.
http://www.lfpl.org/events/

Become a Park Steward Today
    Are you passionate about your Olmsted Parks and looking for a way to get involved? Become a Park Steward, an official ambassador of Olmsted Parks Conservancy! As dedicated volunteers, our Park Stewards help remove invasive plants in designated park areas, lead volunteer groups, manage our membership booth at community events, and much more! Join past and present Park Stewards and staff on October 1 from 5:30 – 7:00 PM for a FREE informational session and open house on the Park Steward training program to learn how you can get involved in our 17 Olmsted Parks. See event details RSVP at olmstedparks.org

"Speed For All"
    Speed Art Museum is offering free income based memberships called "Speed For All". Speed For All Memberships is a free income based membership program for individuals and families that the Speed Art Museum is offering to make the museum and its programs more accessible to all! Your benefits as a Speed for All Member are for two adults and all children under 18. Benefits include the following: Free admission to the Museum, including major exhibitions; Four free Speed Cinema vouchers; Free parking in the Speed Art Museum garage; Invitations to Members-only Preview Parties and special events; Free admission to Global Speed Lecture Serie; $2 off additional tickets to the Speed Cinema; 10% discount in the Museum Store; 10% discount at Wiltshire at the Speed on Wednesdays; Discounted admission on select Museum programs; Advance notice and discounts on summer camps and kids' workshops. To sign up for a free membership call: 502.634.2719

Addiction Recovery Services Available through Volunteers of America
    Volunteers of America have recently opened new addiction recovery locations to better serve the community. They have several programs at 1436 South Shelby Street. Freedom House is a residential program for pregnant and parenting women. Shelby Men’s Recovery Center is also located on South Shelby. This is a 90 day residential program for men, where clients are able to work while seeking treatment. They have Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) and services for men, women and families. These services are available at 2500 West Broadway and 4303 W Broadway. Transitional Housing will be available in July for homeless women with children who would like to continue their sobriety at 4303 W Broadway
    If you are know someone who may be interested in VOA’s programs, please contact the intake office at 502-635-4530. They’re able to do a quick screening, verify their insurance, and set up an intake date and time.

Plans for tiny home community for homeless veterans
    Plans are in the works to build Louisville's first tiny home community for homeless veterans. The $300,000 plot of land at 7600 Stuart Ave in southwest Louisville was originally to be developed as single family homes. But Chris Thieneman decided to donate the property instead. Now that a location is secured, the goal is to look for investors, businesses and donors to get behind the project. But before anything can be done, the project has to get zoning approval by city officials. 

RADON Test Kits Available
    Radon is the silent killer lurking inside homes and is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness is offering free radon test kits while the supply lasts. You can request a kit by calling 574-6650.

JMF Events
Wilderness Louisville Forest Adventure;  Sat., October 19th, 9am-2 PM
Please call (502) 368-5404 for directions or additional information

Canoemobile
    The annual Canoemobile is coming! Join Louisville Parks and Recreation and our partners to take guided trips in 24-foot canoes. This event is free and open to everyone ages 3 and older. Participants under the age of 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian. This free event is designed for individuals and families who are new to canoeing to experience the water in safe and stable voyageur canoes which hold 10 to 15 people. All safety equipment and trained staff are provided. The event is open to anyone ages 3 and older. Wear comfortable outdoor clothing that can get wet; no flip flops please. Participants under the age of 18 MUST have a waiver signed by a legal guardian. No advance sign ups required. Event is FREE and open to public. Complementary t-shirts (while available) will be given to those who participate! SCHEDULE: Friday, October 4, 2019, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Shawnee Park
Saturday, October 5, 2019, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Riverview Park

Louisville Metro Government issues request for proposals on public golf courses
    As Louisville Metro Government works to address budget constraints caused by the increasing state pension obligation and lack of new revenue, Louisville Parks and Recreation today issued a request for proposals (RFP) for management, operation, and maintenance of its 10 golf courses. The city is accepting proposals until October 15, when the process will be closed, and the proposals will be evaluated. Interested parties can learn more about the solicitation including deadline dates and requirements at the city’s procurement web page, https://louisvilleky.gov/purchasing. The accepted proposals may include lease, hybrid or concession options. Louisville Parks and Recreation golf courses are Metro-owned and currently managed independently by PGA professionals whose contracts expire at the end of 2019 – except for Quail Chase where the contract expires December 31, 2024. The state alcoholic beverage licenses for the PGA professionals expire at the end of October. Deed restrictions on the golf course properties ensure that nine of the 10 Metro-owned golf courses must remain public spaces and used for recreational purposes, meaning that they will not be turned over for commercial or real-estate development. Bobby Nichols Golf Course in southwest Louisville is the only course with no such restriction. 
For more information, visit https://louisvilleky.gov/government/parks/golf-courses. 
Bobby Nichols Golf Course, 4301 E. Pages Lane, 502/937-9051 (9 holes) 
Charlie Vettiner Golf Course, 10207 Mary Dell Lane, 502/267-9958 (18 holes) 
Cherokee Golf Course, 2501 Alexander Road, 502/458-9450 (9 holes) 
Crescent Hill Golf Course, 3110 Brownsboro Road, 502/896-9193 (9 holes) 
Iroquois Golf Course, 1501 Rundill Road, 502/363-9520 (18 holes) 
Long Run Golf Course, 1605 Flat Rock Road, 502/245-9015 (18 holes) 
Quail Chase Golf Course, 7000 Cooper Chapel Lane, 502/239-2110 (27 holes) 
Seneca Golf Course, 2300 Pee Wee Reese Blvd, 502/458-9298 (18 holes) 
Shawnee Golf Course, 460 Northwestern Parkway, 502/776-9389 (18 holes) 
Sun Valley Golf Course, 6505 Bethany Lane, 502/937-9228 (18 holes)

FREE Fall Soccer Clinic
    The Beechmont Community Center will be hosting their FREE fall soccer clinic on September 21st & 28th from 10-12. Registration is required. The clinics will be coed, and the ages are 5-13. For questions or help registering your child, please contact Jacob Hazel at jacob.hazel@louisvilleky.gov

Are You Registered To Vote Election Day: November 5 ?
    Last day to register or change your voting information is Monday, October 7 4 PM! Need a ride to polls on Election Day? A. Philip Randolph Institute (502.774.4834) provides free rides. Lyft and Uber may be giving reduced rides to the polls, or call your local party headquarters. If you become sick or are in the hospital, you can still vote with an Emergency Medical Ballot. Request a paper absentee ballot between Tuesday, October 22 and Tuesday, November 5. Call your local Board of Election office to get an Emergency Medical Ballot. You will have to find someone to notarize your application for a ballot and then take that application to the Board of Elections to get your ballot. Once you’ve filled out your ballot, someone must take your ballot back to the Board of Elections before 6 PM on Election Day! EARLY VOTING HOURS: Monday-Friday: Sept. 23 – November 4 from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM Saturdays: October 19, October 26, and November 2 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM For more information please contact the Jefferson County Election Center: Tel: 502.574.6100 • Fax: 502.574.5014 • Email: elections@JeffersonCountyClerk.org

Grieving the Sudden Loss of a Loved One?
    If you or someone you know is suffering the sudden and traumatic loss of a loved one, let us help. We offer free one-to-one grief mentoring in a confidential environment. When everyone else has gone back to their normal lives and you are left to process what happened, we can provide coping strategies for the weeks and months ahead. Call (502) 791-9938 or fill out our Contact Us page: https://www.firsthourgrief.org/contact/
You don’t have to do this alone. Schedule an appointment today!

El Taco Luchador Grand Opening! at Colonial Gardens 
    El Taco Luchador Taqueria opened at its long-anticipated new location in the newly developed Colonial Gardens on Wednesday, August 21. Serving a unique and exciting Mexican cuisine Taco Luchador aims at becoming SW Louisville's newest gem! The restaurant is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner 11:00am - 9:30pm. “This location is exciting for a number of reasons,” said Olé partner Rick Moir in a news release. “This is by far our best bar, and it connects to an outdoor communal beer garden that will be shared among the restaurants and breweries.
     It’s going to be a gathering place and a destination for food and music. It’s a real honor to be the first establishment to open in the new Colonial Gardens.” The Colonial Gardens development, located near Iroquois Park, has been reimagined as a high-end food court. Next scheduled to open is a pizza concept called Union 15. The renovation of the property was completed by Underhill Associates; Mayor Greg Fischer said in May the city had invested $2.4 million in the rehabilitation.

Tails on Trails Hike 
September 20th and November 9th
Bring your best friend out to Jefferson Memorial Forest for an adventure! This series of free, guided hikes is an opportunity for owners and their dogs to experience nature with a group, and practice good trail etiquette. Owners must keep dogs on leashes, under control at all times, clean up after them and never leave them unattended.
Friday, September 20, 7 p.m.
1.6 mile hike • EASY • Orange/Red Trails
Meet at the Horine Reservation parking lot
Saturday, November 9, 1 p.m.
1.6 mile hike • EASY • Tom Wallace Lake Loop/Tuliptree Trail Meet at the Welcome Center parking lot
Call the JMF Welcome Center for questions: (502) 368-5404, Jefferson Memorial Forest.

Metro Arts Community Center
Free First Saturdays - Intro to Art: Enrollment is required
Join us for free first Saturday workshops designed to introduce youth and families to their creative side. Workshops are designed for ages 6-10, 12-15 and families.Call today to learn what we are doing different each month.
Open Pottery Studio: Tuesdays –Saturday
Participants must have basic skill in pottery and understanding of the equipment. No instruction provided. Studio time includes 4 free firings, use of equipment and glazes. Studio time is offered only outside of scheduled pottery class times.
Fee: $50 monthly
https://louisvilleky.gov/government/parks/metro-arts-center

FREE Tastings @ Valley Liquors
10608 Dixie Highway
Friday, October 4, 4 to 6pm, You gotta try the new Skrewball peanut butter whiskey! We will show you mixing suggestions for some pretty awesome drinks!

Fall Classes to be offered at the Metro Arts Center!
The fall schedule is now available! Register at designated pay site locations. Call for more information at (502) 937-2055.
Silversmithing: Tuesdays, Sept. 10th-Oct. 29th, 1-3p and 6-8p
Oil Painting: Wednesdays, Sept. 11th-Oct.30th, 1-4p
Welding: Wednesdays, Sept. 11th-Oct 30th, 4-6p
Mosaics: Wednesdays, Sept. 11th-Oct 30th, 5:30-7:30p
Lost Wax: Thursdays, Sept. 12th-Oct 31st, 1-3p and 6-8p
Acrylic Make & Take, Thursdays, Sept. 12th-Oct 31st, 5:30-7p
Drawing: Thursdays, Sept. 12th-Oct 31st, 6-7:30p
Adult Pottery: Thursdays, Sept 12th-Oct 31st, 5-8p
Watercolor: Fridays, Sept 13th-Nov 1st, 1-3p
Enameling: Fridays, Sept 13th-Nov 1st, 1-4p
Youth Pottery: Fridays, Sept.13th-Nov 1st, 4-5:30p
Youth Guitar: Fridays, Sept 13th-Nov 1st, 4-4:45p
Adult Guitar: Fridays, Sept 13th-Nov 1st, 5-5:45p

DOWNS AFTER DARK: BOURBON & BEATS
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28th
GATES OPEN: 5 PM | FIRST RACE: 6 PM
    Bourbon & Beats is back with the return of the popular Silent Disco featuring GlitterTitz DJz, DJ S.Y.I.M.O.N.E, and DJ Matt Anthony. Grab a cocktail, enjoy the beats, and cheer on the night's live races, featuring the Ack Ack (GIII), Lukas Classic (GIII) & Jefferson Cup (Listed). Tickets start at only $12 and include a program*. For just $69, you can enjoy exclusive access to The Courtyard, a 21+ trackside garden that includes four hours of beer & wine and a Chef’s Table Buffet, plus a stunning view of the races.

FREE Trees Provided by Trees Louisville in partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation
    TreesLouisville is a nonprofit organization focused on restoring urban tree canopy in Louisville. They are partnering with the Arbor Day Foundation to provide 1500 free trees to Louisville residents. Louisville loses around 54,000 trees annually and this is one way we can help restore our depleted canopy. To participate go to arborday.org/treeslouisville, type in your address, and choose your tree! Trees will either be shipped to your home or you can pick up a larger tree at one of our two events. Pickup events are scheduled for October 20, 12pm-4pm at Against the Grain Brewery, 401 E Main St, Louisville, KY 40202 or November 9, 10am-2pm at Americana Community Center 4801 Southside Dr, Louisville, KY 40214. This is the second of four seasonal Community Canopy programs. Last winter 870 free trees were delivered to residents of Louisville and the goal is to provide more than 3,500 free trees over the next two years. The following species are available: American Sycamore, Black Tupelo, Serviceberry, Redbud, Kentucky Coffeetree, Overcup Oak, Shadblow Serviceberry, Swamp White Oak, Sweetbay Magnolia, and Tulip Poplar.

Now Hiring Jefferson County Deputy Clerks
    The Jefferson County Office of the Circuit Court Clerk is currently accepting applications for employment for full-time entry level Deputy Clerk positions {1st, 2nd, & 3rd shifts}. Interested applicants may contact Human Resources via telephone (502-595-3052), via email (lisad@kycourts.ne)t or stop by the Human Resources Division (600 West Jefferson Street, Suite 2023 on 2nd floor of the Hall of Justice) to pick up/submit a KCOJ Application for Employment during our regular business hours; Monday through Friday 830am – 430pm EDT. 

Support Southwest Community Ministries
    Southwest Community Ministries food closet is in need of toilet tissue and shaving supplies for men and women. These include shaving cream, razors, after shave etc. These items along with non perishable food items can be taken to Southwest Community Ministries (8504 Terry Rd.). If you have any questions or concerns, please contact (502) 935-0310. Do you have time to participate in Meals on Wheels? Southwest Community Ministries is looking for kindhearted, friendly people to deliver meals to home-bound seniors in the 40272 and 40258 zip codes. Meals on Wheels Delivery takes about an hour weekly, twice a month if you prefer to deliver two days/month. We have a Tuesday route that departs from Sun Valley Community Center (10:00 am) or a Wednesday, Thursday or Friday route departing from Sts. Mary and Elizabeth Hospital in the afternoon (3:30).  Food Pantry: The Food Pantry, one of several food programs operated by SWCM, needs additional donations during the Holiday Season for the increased requests. Located at 8504 Terry Road Louisville, KY 40258. Food Pantry Hours: Monday to Friday (11:30 AM - 3:00 PM) If you want to make a difference in a senior's life, and yours, please contact Jessica Burnett 502-935-0310 ext. 244. Fax: 502.933.0319

Southwest Library Upcoming Events
http://www.lfpl.org/events/

Got Junk? Don't Forget FREE Resident Junk Drop Off (3 Items Per Day)
    The Louisville Metro Waste Reduction Center at (636 Meriwether Avenue) provides a means for all Louisville/Jefferson County residents to properly dispose of tires and household bulk waste including metals, appliances, electronics, tree limbs and stumps up to three feet in diameter, unbagged yard waste, construction debris and furniture. *Up to three household junk items may be dropped off at no charge per day. If there are more than three items a fee will be charged. Hours of Operation: Tuesday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5 :00p.m. Saturday: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

Panhandlers, There's A Better Way Coming Soon!
    A Louisville Metro Council member has an idea to reduce panhandling and raise money for those in need. The "Give a Better Way" campaign being proposed by David Yates (D) would discourage Louisville residents from giving to panhandlers, urging them instead to donate to the Metro United Way, Goodwill or other non-profit services. "There's a better way to give," Yates said. "We have a lot of generous, good-hearted people who want to help people have a hand up, more than a handout." Yates said he will file an amendment to Metro Louisville's budget ordinance "sometime in the next two months," requesting start-up money of $120,000 from the $1 million the council appropriated for homelessness initiatives. After the initial funding , the campaign should be self-sufficient, he said.

LOCK Your Vehicles!
LMPD reminds residents to please LOCK your vehicles and NOT leave valuable items in them. Items stolen include purses, iPads, phone, cash and GUNS! Let’s not make it easy for criminals! Please lock your vehicles, take personal belongings indoors with you, leave purses at home when you go to the park and never leave a vehicle running while unattended. Remember to report any suspicious behavior to LMPD’s non-emergency line at 574-7111. To speak to a call taker, press 5.

Free Forest School for Kids This Summer and Fall!
Fostering the next generation of environmental stewards, Free Forest School opens the door to nature play and emergent learning for thousands of children by empowering parents and caregivers to provide it themselves. The Free Forest School chapter of Louisville, KY is a free, cooperative, volunteer-run group for children age 0 to 6 and their parents/caregivers that meets on a weekly basis throughout the year in nearby wilderness areas.
We share a snack, take a hike, play in the woods, and have circle time. Parents and caregivers get a chance to unplug and step back... Kids and their imaginations take the lead! You can read more about our group and the areas we explore here: https://www.freeforestschool.org/free-forest-school-louisville-kentucky/
Free Forest School Sundays at the Louisville Nature Center
September - 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
October - 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th 10am-1pm

The Farnsley-Moremen Detached Kitchen Receiving Much Needed Work
    Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing is excited to announce that the detached kitchen behind the historic Farnsley-Moremen House is getting some much-needed maintenance this summer. Expert historic preservation staff will oversee volunteers who will replace the roof on the detached kitchen and perform other needed repairs between July 15 – July 26. Volunteers and HistoriCorps staff will camp onsite at Riverside for the duration of the project. Riverside’s Board Chair Reba Doutrick said, “We are thrilled to be able to take good care of the detached kitchen at Riverside. It’s an important part of the historic interpretation of the site. This project aligns with so much of what we do at Riverside; it involves public education, historic preservation, and working with volunteers!”
    “Riverside is a true treasure in this community, and we’re so thankful that HistoriCorps has stepped up with this project, which will ensure that the kitchen can be enjoyed for generations to come,” Parks and Recreation Director Dana Kasler said. “We really appreciate the work HistoriCorps is doing!” Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing exists to promote, preserve, restore and interpret historic farm life on the Ohio River. Riverside is located at 7410 Moorman Road, Louisville, KY 40272. Riverside is one of the City of Louisville’s historic park properties and it is managed in partnership with a nonprofit organization called Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing, Inc.

Southwest Community Ministries - Children's Eye Glass Assistance
    Southwest Community Ministries, along with Kosair Charities, is offering an assistance program to help children in need get eye glasses! No one in the community should have live without seeing the world in crystal clear clarity, especially children. The ministries are able to offer up to $120 per child, covering the cost of two pairs of eye glasses. This is an amazing program that can help countless families provide something that many of us take for granted. If you have any questions or would like details of how to apply, please contact the Southwest Community Ministries at (502) 935-0310.

Dare to Care Mobile Pantry New Location Serving SW Jefferson County
    The Dare to Care Mobile Pantry has a new location! This amazing program ensures that families can access food regardless of where they live. Dare to Care brings food directly to a neighborhood and sets up a temporary pantry on a consistent, scheduled basis. Today, Dare to Care operates over 40 Mobile Pantries each month. These pantries provide nearly 275,000 pounds of nutritious food to our neighbors in need each year. This particular pantry is located at Sacred Heart Wayside (3101 Wayside Dr.) and services residents from the 40216, 40258 and 40272 area codes. The pantry will be at this location the second Monday of every month from 1:30 p.m. until they run out of food. If you have any questions or concerns please contact (502) 966-3821.

Beechmont Open Air Market 
Opens, Saturday, June 8. Every Saturday, 8:00am-12noon
The Corner of Southern Parkway and Wellington Ave
Louisville, Kentucky 40214.

Metro Arts Community Center
    We are excited to announce the Metro Arts Community Center is now open! The building recently received a colorful new window wrap, and new programs and classes will be coming to the site, which is now known as the Metro Arts Community Center.Visit the website to view open hours, and try to solve our interact jigsaw puzzle based on Hannah Thompson's artwork!Beginners Acoustic Guitar Lessons
Instructor: Ken Lucchese, Saturdays: Youth-10:30 - 11:15 a.m. / Adult-11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 8 Week Session: July 13 - August 31 Fee: $85 In this beginner’s course, students will learn first position chord structure, as well as strumming techniques. Sheet music will be provided, and students are led through beginner’s songs with strumming and chord progression. Students must provide their own acoustic guitar. All other material will be provided.
Youth Pottery
Instructor: Brad Meredith, Minimum enrollment 5 / Maximum enrollment 12. This class is specifically designed for children and early teens. We will explore the basics of Hand Building in clay. Students will be instructed on how to make coil pots, pinch pots, wall pockets, and hand built mugs, plus much more. The creative use of patterns, texture, and clay stamping will be implemented in the design process. All projects will be bisque fired and glazed. Fridays 4 - 6 p.m. (8 Week Session) 8 Week Session: July 12 - August 30 Fee: $85
Adult Pottery
Instructor: Ed Lawson, ​Thursdays, 5 - 8 p.m. Minimum enrollment 5 / Maximum enrollment 12. This course is for adults of any skill level from beginner to advanced: From basic Hand Building to advanced Wheel work. Students will learn from a seasoned potter who has previously taught here at Metro Arts Community Center for 17 years, as well as being a retired High School Art teacher. Whether you are just beginning your pottery exploration, or are a skilled potter who would like guided instruction on new skill building, this is the class for you! 8 Week Session: July 11 - August 29 Fee: $85
Hand Building and Pottery Wheel
Instructor: Laura George, Time: Tuesdays, July 9 - August 27 / 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.​ Minimum enrollment 7 / Maximum enrollment 12. Includes basic to Hand Building (4wks) and intro to potter’s wheel (4wks). Pottery techniques are taught on an individual and group basis including demonstrations and one on one help. Class consists of instruction about kinds of clay, tools, and glazes, as well as discussion/critiques of student work. Fee: $85
https://louisvilleky.gov/government/parks/metro-arts-center

Home Repair Scams
    With temperatures on the rise, Attorney General Andy Beshear is asking Kentuckians to use caution when hiring door-to-door contractors that promise too-good-to-be-true deals. Beshear says those “deals” can quickly turn into home improvement scams. “Often saying they are working in your neighborhood, scam contractors offer ‘special deals’ on home improvement services. Check out your prospective contractor at bbb.org or call your local BBB. To report a scam contact the Attorney General’s Office at 888-432-9257

Two New Restaurants Coming to Valley Station
    Church's Chicken has broken ground in the 10000 block of Dixie Highway. They will be located between Zaxby's and Taco Bell. A new Burger King will be coming soon to the now vacant Applebee's location also in the 10000 block of Dixie Highway.

Shively Park Farmer's Market
Every Saturday! 9am-1pm, 1902 Park Rd
Interested Vendors call Dennis Stengel @ 502-727-7718
Fresh from the Farm!

​New Dixie Hwy Project Entering Critical Stage
    Median Work to Begin Between Upper Hunters Trace and Heaton Road; launching the most transformative and dangerous parts of construction. Crews on The New Dixie Highway Project will begin installing medians next week between Upper Hunters Trace and Heaton Road. This means the crews are launching a critical part of the project almost a month ahead of schedule. By installing medians, The New Dixie Highway Project will restrict mid-block left turns – and guide drivers to turn at signalized intersections or designated U-turn points. Installing medians is both the most transformative part of The New Dixie Highway project – but also the most dangerous for workers because they will be working in the middle of the roadway with traffic on both sides. Crews had been expecting to start work on medians in June, but recent favorable weather conditions meant they were able to complete sidewalk and gutter work between Upper Hunters Trace and Heaton Road ahead of schedule. They will begin median work in that same section of roadway as soon as possible, sometime during the week of May 6. During median installation, the interior lane immediately adjacent to the work will be closed in each direction. Work will be happening in more than one location at a time. As one section is complete, work will move to a new section, meaning that drivers should stay alert as lane closures may change without notice. 

​South Points Farmers Market 
3:00pm-6:00pm.The market will operate on Thursdays at the Taylor Blvd. Save-a-Lot parking lot (4148 Taylor Blvd) and will accept SNAP, cash, credit/ debit cards, and senior vouchers. The market will double SNAP purchases (up to $12) and SFMNP voucher purchases (up to $8) with support from CFA’s Kentucky Double Dollars program. 

Calling all Golfers & FootGolfers!
    If you're looking for a fun activity to enjoy with children or grandchildren this spring break come on out to Bobby Nichols Golf Course for FootGolf or Golf. We will run the special below for Thursday-Sunday (April 4th-April 7th). If you are not taking advantage of the "Youth On Course" program, please jump on board. For the cost of $5.00 you can purchase a pass by clicking button below. You can print out a temporary pass or just show us the YOC number from the email. With this pass youth can purchase a green fee at Bobby Nichols for only $3.00. An absolute no brainer! Thursday/Friday: Juniors $7.50 or $3 with "YOC" ANYTIME. Friday/Saturday: Juniors and Adults $7.50 or $3 with "YOC" AFTER 4:00 PM. Hope to see you on the course soon! Tommy Betz, PGA, Bobby Nichols Golf Course, 4301 E Pages Ln, (502) 937-9051, BobbyNicholsGC@gmail.com

Explore Waverly Parks Great Trails
Trails of Waverly Park, 4800 Waverly Park Rd.
    Fresh Air Loop, (3.0 miles) This is the east loop of the system and is most easily accessed from the Playground parking lot. Most of this trail follows the contours of the land around the hillsides of this forested park and is of moderate difficulty. The section of this loop in the northeast becomes very strenuous as it changes 100 ft. in elevation over a short distance.
    Clinic Loop, (2.5 miles) This is considered the middle loop of the system and is easily accessed from the Playground parking lot or the westernmost parking lot. This moderate route follows the middle elevations of the hillsides just below the ridge lines. The trail features frequent but gentle hills and curves along the route making mountain biking very fun.
    Twisting Bends Loop, (2.2 miles) This is the west loop of the system. Most of the route is moderate but it does become strenuous in pronounced elevation changes on the western portion of the loop. This trail has nice woodland flora and overlooks of Bobby Nichols Golf Course.
    Playground Loop, (0.5 miles) This trail is easily accessed from the Playground parking lot. The Playground Loop Trail has been designed to provide a casual and easy nature hike for visitors. The route traverses interesting woodlands and streams where nature can be explored and enjoyed.
    Lake Loop, (0.3 miles) The trail provides an easy hike on a wide path around Waverly Lake where you can view abundant flora and fauna along the lakeshore. Ample parking, picnic tables and grills are found around the lake.

Need a smoke detector?
Request a home inspection by calling 311. https://louisvilleky.gov/government/fire/services/request-smoke-alarm

South Points Map Unveiled 
     Local officials gathered to unveil the 2019 South Points Scenic Area Map during a press conference at the Jefferson Memorial Forest Welcome Center Wednesday, March 6th. This tourism initiative is celebrating five years of continued program growth, including a physical map, road signage program, and online presence.
    This year, the South Points Scenic Area has expanded to include the South Louisville Business Association and the Louisville Independent Business Alliance, which hosts the South Points Buy Local Fair at Iroquois Amphitheater each July. Other additions include Khalil’s on Dixie Highway, a local restaurant recognized as a champion for local fundraising efforts, the return of the South Points Farmers Market, hosted by the Food Literacy Project, held at the Taylor Boulevard Save-A-Lot, brings healthy, farm-fresh produce to the region 100,000 maps will be distributed throughout Metro Louisville at restaurants, local businesses, attractions and parks. A mobile version of the map can be viewed at www.southpoints.org, and @SPScenicArea on Facebook and Instagram.

Have You Considered Fostering Animals For Metro Animal Services?
    People who are interested in fostering will need to fill out the Foster Application(PDF) and either email, fax to 502-473-2634, or bring the completed application to the LMAS Animal Care Center, located at 3705 Manslick Rd. For more information on our foster care program, please contact Stephanie Jackson at stephanie.jackson@louisvilleky.gov or (502) 574-6978.

Interested in Starting a Neighborhood Watch Program?
    Neighborhood Watch is a crime prevention program with neighbors watching out for each other. If you are concerned about crime or want to start a Neighborhood Watch where you live contact LMPD Community Relations Programs at (502) 574-7427.

Support Local Charity Shirley's Way 
Please help the Shirley’s Way by registering your Kroger card today!
1. Visit www.kroger.com/communityrewards
2. Sign in to your online account or create an account
3. Click on “Savings and Rewards”
4. Click on “Kroger Community Rewards”
5. Toward bottom of page click I’m a Customer “View Details”
6. View and confirm that “Shirley’s Way Inc.” Organization Number “VF989” is listed on the screen, if not you can change the organization
7. Even if you have registered previously, check your register to ensure it is still current
8. Use your KrogerPlus card each time you shop at Kroger. You'll start earning rewards for our Shirley’s Way right away on qualifying purchases made with your KrogerPlus card. Thank you! Current Average Quarterly Kroger Reward Donation is $500 Goal is $2000

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

     MORE SIT DOWN RESTAURANTS LIKE RED LOBSTER OR OLIVE GARDEN ETC.  CHARLIE 40215

     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

Two big, empty buildings now-old Kroger and old Target. Could put movie theater at one of them! Really want a Michael's over in this area too or Joann Fabrics since Hancock is no longer.

Kohl's, bookstore, Honey Baked Ham, theater complex, Jersey Mike's, Mom's Music Store (with lesson studios), glass blowing gallery, farmer's market year round (sell what is in season), candy store, art store (with lessons/studios), Shaheen's, and a one stop shop/center for seniors for lunch, activities, workshops & entertainment. Thank You. VJW 40214

I wish for a Half Price Book & Records to open in this end of town. Scott 40258

I wish we had a Trader Joes, Lucky or Whole foods in the South end. Christine 40118

 We need a place to shop for clothes. We need a Penny's or a Kohls. Hazel Smothers 40268. Everybody I talk to wants a Kohls. I want Both.

 A Traffic light drastically needs to be installed on Old 3rd Street Rd, Valley Station !! Too many accidents/deaths have been ignored on this road. Turning left off of East Pages on to this road has uncrontrolable speeders with nothing to stop them. Not only that, but there are senior patio homes that are unsafe for residents to pull out with the speeding taking place. If the speeders knew they were going to have to control their speed due to the placement of a traffic light near Valley View Church, they would have no choice but to slow down and decrease their speed. This has resulted in way too many accidents and deaths and has been ignored for way too long. How many more accidents and deaths is it going to take to do something !!!!
40258, 40214, and 40272.

Panda Express !!!!

Badly need some apparel stores like Kohls or Old Navy. JV 40258

If people in the southwest would stop going out to the east end to shop, We would get better stores out here. shop on -line.If the better stores won't come to the Southwest then I won't shop at them.I will shop on-line at other stores.We need better stores out here,maybe jc pennys,Sears,a big name brand store.menards,rural king, Nicer sitdown eating places.But you have to remember, if we get them we have to spend our money at them, or they will close,40216

I would love to see a Heine Brothers Coffee shop, lets keep it local. Tina Jo 40214

We need another grocery store to replace Kroger that was in Southland terrace. Even if it was a grocery store. The Kroger Marketplace is nice, but its a hassle just to get small things and there is no more running to the store anymore. Its crowded with cars and people and the wait in lines are longer. Its just such a fight to get what you need, and neighborhood grocery stores are important also. Possibly a Price Less food store, Valu Market, Walmary Grocery, pic pac etc.

It would be wonderful to have a Five Below over here on Dixie!! I think it would do very well-maybe in Goodys or old Hancocks spot!!! Cmon everybody! Let's make them hear us! MB 40216

I would just like to see more people take pride in the home,yards and neighborhoods. We have to many properties/homes that are not being kept up by the owners or tenants. They can ''pretty'' up Dixie Hwy. all they want if the surrounding neighborhoods and homes are run down they are wasting their time and monies. Andy 40258

I wish more southerners would take a little pride in the area and STOP LITTERING and maybe even pick up someone else's litter. Roads by Iroquois Park, 3rd near near stores, strawberry ln, and the new Crittened connector are covered in litter. JJ 40214


HomeAdvertiseShare a Story or List an EventNews Hound

 
HEMINGWAY & TRAVELSTEAD
"Small Business Specialists"
 Accounting, Bookkeeping, Payroll, Low Cost Tax Preparation, E-File, No Hidden Fees!

968-1892        3201 Fern Valley Rd Ste 110
968-1887        Louisville, Kentucky 40213
       Fax 966-4654    Between 65 and Preston          Email bheming@bellsouth.net
Your 1st 2 Consultations are FREE!
when you mention The Local Weekly
What  To Do
Having an event?  List it here! FREE!  We will publish it online and print it in an upcoming issue of the Local Weekly paper.  Click here and send us your What to Do event online.

City Wide Events & Things to Do!

Yard Sales

Church Picnics and Festivals




Sun Valley Community Center
6505 Bethany Lane, 40272, 502-937-8802

Shively/Newman Library Programs and Events
3920 Dixie Highway     574-1730

Southwest Library Programs and Events


Iroquois Library Programs and Events
601 W. Woodlawn

Beechmont Community Center

South Louisville Community Center

 KY Fair & Expo Center Event Calendar

Rauch Planetarium
Click here for Show Times


Kentucky Bluegrass Cornhole

Veterans of Foreign Wars
Did you serve in Desert Storm, anywhere in Korea, Iraq or Afghanistan? If so, we want YOU to be a part of our family. Who are we? We are the men and women of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, a national veterans organization who has stood up for our overseas veterans since 1899. Neighborhood posts are located throughout the Louisville metro area, including ones in Valley Station, PRP and Shively. For more information on the VFW and how to find the one nearest you, visit us on the web at www.vfw.org. "It's not the price you pay to join - 
It's the price you've paid to become eligible."


Help Support The Local Weekly 
by supporting our Advertisers!

LOCAL GUIDE
to South End Fun and Recreation


Batt & Putt (Dixe Hwy)

Click on Links


Riverside, The Farnsley-
Moremen Landing

Iroquois Amphitheater

Jefferson Memorial Forest

Little Loom House

Waverly Hills Sanatorium

Third Eye Paintball

Manslick Rollerdrome

Sun Valley Community Center

Metro Arts Center




Where To Eat?
Click on links for directions
American
Applebees
BW3
Beef O Brady's (Valley Station Rd)
Bob Evans
Christi's Cafe
Frisch's Big Boy
Frontier Diner
Golden Corral
Hoops (Strawberry Lane)
Hooters
Jerry's
KFC ( Valley Station)
Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken
Logan's Steakhouse
McDonalds
Mike Linnig's
Moby Dick (12416 Dixie Hwy)
O'Charleys
Penn Station East Coast Subs (Dixie Hwy)
Popeye's Chicken and Biscuits (Dixie Hwy)
Rubbies (Southside Dr)
Steak n' Shake
Texas Roadhouse
Waffle House


Bakerys
Bar-B-Que
Jimbo's Bar-B-Que (Kenwood Dr)

Chinese
1st Wok ( Greenwood Road)
China Dragon (Terry Road)
Golden Palace Buffet (Outer Loop)
China Coast (Gagel)
Beijing Dine-In Carry Out

Coffee
Sister Beans Coffee House 
Starbucks

Ice Cream
Valley Station Dairy Freeze
O's Cool Ice Cream 
 Hours: M-Sat 12-8 Sun 12-6


Italian
Tuscany Italian Restaurant (Outer Loop)
Fazolis

Mexican
Taco Tico (Lower Hunters Trace)
El Nopal  (New Cut Road)
El Rodeo
Pina' Fiesta 7895 Dixie Hwy...502-995-6775
Taco Tico
Tumbleweed
Qdoba

PIZZA
Bonnie & Clydes
Iroquois Pizza
Mr. Gattis
Dominoes
Pizza Hut
Papa Johns

Sports Bars
Hoops (Strawberry Lane)
Spectators Bar & Grill (Auburndale Shopping Ctr)
Hooters

Business Directory
Click on links for more information
Accounting
Hemingway & Travelstead
3201 Fern Valley Rd Ste 110
Louisville, KY 40213
968-1892  Email: bheming@bellsouth.net
Appliance Repair
A All Appliance Service      937-3535969-2477
363-4121 
Auto Detail

Auto Repair & Towing

Bait Shop
Pepper Bait & Tackle
PEPPER TACKLE (LIVE BAIT & FISHING, HUNTING SUPPLIES.)  12502 DIXIE HIGHWAY  LOUISVILLE 40272
Car Wash
Goo-Goo 3 Minute Express Wash
7773 Dixie Hwy 
Child Care
Pat's Playschool    4 Locations   4606 Manslick Rd, 8400 National Turnpike, 7729 & 7731 St. Andrews Church Road






Counseling
Delp Counselling Center
Diana Delp, MEd, LMFT, PLLC
2210 GoldsSmith Ln Suite 103
Louisville,Kentucky 40218
(502) 645-9469

Dentists

Doctors

Drycleaning

Education
National College
Fishing
Eagle Lake
Furniture
Bennett's Furniture Refinishing LLC
4225 Hillview Ave.
Shively, Ky. 40216
Grocery
Aldi
Melton's
Haircuts
Ken's Haircutting (W.Pages Lane)
SportsClips Haircuts (Dixie Hwy)
First Class Nails Hair Tanning (Shively)
The Edge Hair Salon (Lower Hunters Trace)
Hair V
Insurance

Motorcycle Repair

Nail Salons
First Class Nails Hair Tanning (Shively)
World Nails (Outer Loop)
Pet Grooming
Printing
Holt Printing Company

Tree Service
Marcell's Tree Service
502-458-9334
YOGA
www.supreme-peace-yoga.com
808 West Ashland Ave 40215
502-644-5796
Veterinarians
Gailor Animal Hospital
Window Tinting
R&M Detailing and Window Tinting  821-9102
Sign InView Entries
 
HEMINGWAY & TRAVELSTEAD
"Small Business Specialists"
 Accounting, Bookkeeping, Payroll, Low Cost Tax Preparation, E-File, No Hidden Fees!

968-1892        3201 Fern Valley Rd Ste 110
968-1887        Louisville, Kentucky 40213
       Fax 966-4654    Between 65 and Preston          Email bheming@bellsouth.net
Your 1st 2 Consultations are FREE!
when you mention The Local Weekly
The South End's only Paper
           Southwest Jefferson County News and Events
Get on the List