Sun Valley Pool Grand Opening
Through hard work, dedication, and community pride Sun Valley Pool will be opening Monday, July 15th. There will be a Kick-Off party at the pool beginning at noon with the pool opening for swimmers at 1:00. It will include free food from local businesses, gifts of sunglasses and refillable water bottles, and of course loads of summer pool fun! Admission will be $2 for children and $3 for adults. When: Monday, July 15th; 12:00 p.m. Where: Sun Valley Pool (6505 Bethany Ln.) This huge accomplishment would not have been possible without all of our amazing community sponsors: Valley Dairy Freeze, Recreonics, Louisville Water company, French Contracting, Zoeller Pump Company, Louisville Parks Foundation, Chick-fil-a, Meijer, LG&E, Louisville Metro Parks, Khalil's, Lowe's, Foster Hydraulics, and all of the fantastic members of the community who stepped up to donate their time and resources to the cause.
Parade and Party for Fairdale All-Stars
Celebrate Our Fairdale All-Stars July 27
Councilman Fox congratulates the players and coaching staff of the Fairdale Softball All-Stars 14-U Regional Champions on reaching the World Series. Help celebrate their accomplishments and show our pride for our youth by attending the parade on July 27th, 11am to 6pm, Fairdale High School. Food, Bouncies, and Fun!
South Points Buy Local Fair July 27 at Iroquois Amphitheater Features South Louisville Businesses
The Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) will host the 4th Annual South Points Buy Local Fair on Saturday, July 27th from 4pm-8pm at the Iroquois Amphitheater. The Fair is aimed at encouraging locals to find diversity and adventure in South Louisville, and will feature South Louisville independent businesses, live music by Wax Factory and Soul Circus, a kid's area, food, and local libations. Admission and parking are free. "The Fair is designed to showcase unique businesses that contribute to the distinct character of South Louisville," says Jennifer Rubenstein, Director of LIBA. "The Fair gives us a chance to bring many of them together for both neighborhood residents and the rest of the city to discover and enjoy."
The event is one of many efforts put forth by LIBA's Keep South Louisville Weird campaign, which aims to grow independent businesses, both current and new, in the area. The 2019 South Points Buy Local Fair is presented by LG&E along with the Iroquois Amphitheater, Louisville Metro Council and Leanhart Plumbing. Other sponsors include Al Dia, Dixie Area Business Association, Heartsong Memory Care, Heine Brothers' Coffee, Louisville Magazine, Louisville Public Media, Louisville Water Company, McClain DeWees, PLLC, Republic Bank, Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital, South Louisville Business Association, South West Dream Team, WAKY and Winner Furniture.
Iroquois Park Walking Tours
Park Steward and Certified Tour Guide Denise Davis on a series of three walking tours in Iroquois Park – once described as Louisville’s “Yellowstone” offered through the month of July. Tours in Iroquois Park run on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9:30 – 11:30. Gain a better glimpse into this park’s rich and layered history, where you’ll immerse yourself in the landscape while learning about everything from the illegal purchase of the “Burnt Knob” by Mayor Jacob, to the role the park played in segregation and re-integration of the park system, and finally enjoy park’s unparalleled view of the city from the North Overlook that has inspired artists for over a century. Each tour is free to the public and lasts 90 minutes. Reserve your spot on Eventbrite.
Wednesday, 7/10 & Saturday, 7/13 | 9:30 AM
Meeting location: Play-All Playground (near Amphitheater) Constructed in the 19th century, Iroquois Park experienced many changes as Louisville and its people entered and progressed through the 20th century. It is here that the incident which unfortunately led to our parks being officially segregated for over thirty years took place. It’s also here that, decades later, the first all-accessible playground was built in our city. Come hear about and see the physical and social changes present in this beautiful park’s history.
Wednesday, 7/17 & Saturday, 7/20 | 9:30 AM
Meeting Location: Northern Overlook. On this tour, enter into a landscape that has inspired artists. Explore areas around the recently-renovated Northern Overlook, discuss the powerful draw of nature and its effects on us and the environment, and learn what it takes to restore, enhance and forever protect such magnificence in our midst.
Back to School Festival at Valley High School - July 25th
A Back to School Festival will be held at Valley High School, July 25th, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
This annual event is open to families with children in kindergarten through high school. School supplies and backpacks will be provided while supplies last to families that participate in three, ten-minute “mini-trainings”. Over twenty presenters and more than forty vendors will be at the event plus mascots and lots of hands on fun to help everyone “Unlock Your Superhero Powers”. Sponsored by South Jefferson Neighborhood Place, Cane Run Neighborhood Place, area JCPS Family Resource and Youth Services Centers, Louisville Metro Office of Resilience and Community Services, South Jefferson Community Partnership, Drug-Free Communities Grant, Kidz Club, Kosair Charities, and Fairdale Christian Church. Valley High School is located at 10200 Dixie Highway. For more information call 363-1483.
July 27, 2019, Sat from 8am till 1pm. The Neighborhood Block Watch at Charlotte Ann Dr. and Tara Gale Dr. is having a large 2 block yard sale. There will be free food, prizes and blood pressure check at Meet and Greet house 4339 Charlotte Ann Dr. with the block watch Captain Ms. Prince. for more infor contact Ms Prince at 502 235-6999.
HUDGE INSIDE YARD SALE Saturday JULY 27,2019, 8:00 to 2:00p.m., St. Peters the Apostle on Johnsontown Road. Variety of Items, tools, clothes, books, CD, DVD chairs, Cheap!! Please come plenty of BARGAIN'S!
"Weaving in the Round" at Fairdale Library July 19
On Friday, July 19th, from 10 am-11am, The Little Loomhouse will be offering a “Weaving in the Round” project at the Fairdale Branch of the Louisville Free Public Library. Come sample this fun weaving project appropriate for ages 5 years to adults. Each participant will take home one 5″ diameter woven piece to hang in a window or on the wall. This program is free and open to the public. If you are interested please call 502-375-2051 to register for this Free Workshop.
Metro Animal Shelter at Capacity is Waiving All Fees in July
The LMAS Shelter is at max capacity and in an effort to reduce overcrowding, all redemption fees are waived for currently impounded stray pets the month of July. Anyone searching for a lost pet is asked to visit the LMAS Shelter located at 3705 Manslick Road to look for their cat or dog. Pet owners with no previous violations will receive amnesty. Owners are a still responsible for the cost of vaccinations, licensing and a microchip. To file a lost pet report, or search an online directory lost and found pets, visit www.louisvilleky.gov/government/animal-services. If you’re looking to adopt, we encourage you to visit Animal House Adoption Center and take advantage of discounted adoption fees for the month of July. Kitten adoptions are now just $50! For select dogs under 40lbs, the standard $150 adoption fee will be a reduced donation of $50-$100. It’s always free to adopt adult dogs 40lbs & up! All adoptable pets are spayed/neutered, microchipped and up-to-date on vaccinations. You can view adoptable pets from LMAS at www.louisvilleky.gov/government/animal-services. To meet adoptable pets, visit Animal House, located at 3516 Newburg Rd., Tuesday-Sunday 12-6pm.
Movies in the Infield @ Churchill Downs
Watch horse racing movies under the Twin Spires! Grab your blankets and lawn chairs and join us on Saturday, August 10th* for a double feature on the Big Board.
Racing Stripes (PG) - 6:00 PM A zebra who thinks he's a racehorse saddles up with the best of 'em and overcomes the odds to run in the big race
Secretariat (PG) - 8:00 PM A portrait of Triple Crown winner and unlikely horse-racing superstar Secretariat, chronicling his career alongside industry outsider Penny Chenery as she successfully navigates her way through the male-dominated world of horse racing.
Tickets are $5 per person (children 2 and younger free) and include access to the infield for both movies and a Kid's Play Zone. There will be free on-site parking and concessions available for purchase. Gates open at 5:00 PM.
Participate in the Inaugural PRP 5K in Support of The Crusade for Children Sept. 21st
On behalf of the Pleasure Ridge Park Fire Protection District we would like to invite you to participate in our First 5K Run /Walk to benefit The WHAS Crusade for Children. This event will be the only one if its kind held in the Southwest area of Louisville. This year the race will be held on September 21, 2019.
We need area businesses and organizations to offer their monetary support to host the event. We certainly appreciate any support you can provide! The goal both as a Fire District and the community is to demonstrate innovative ways that will generate revenue to help children with special needs of the Kentucky and Indiana area and this 5K event plans to do just that!
Please remember that your company will still receive the recognition for donating toward the Crusade for Children for that year (2020). Once your contribution has been accepted we will then allocate your donation to the First 5K Run/Walk. Depending on which Donor Level your company chooses we would be pleased to display a banner or sign the day of the event with your company’s logo on it. This would also include your company’s logo on our 5K run T-shirts. If you would like to meet with our event coordinator or have questions/concerns please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (502) 356-1443 (cell). I would be pleased to meet with you to discuss more in details about this exciting event!
District 12 Dialogue - August 20th
Councilman Blackwell will host the next District 12 Dialogue on Tuesday, August 20th. He hosts the quarterly District 12 Dialogue forums as a way to make Metro Government more convenient and accessible for the constituents of District 12. Councilman Blackwell will provide an update on Southwest projects. Representatives from LMPD, MSD, Code Enforcement, and a member of the New Dixie project will be in attendance to address specific concerns. We hope to see you there so you can stay updated on the positive momentum in Southwest Louisville. When: Tuesday, August 20th at 6:00 PM Where: Southwest Government Center, 7219 Dixie Highway Contact the District 12 Office at 502.574.1112 or email@example.com for more information.
Job Fair - Cardinal Stadium
Wednesday Jul 24th 10am-2:30pm
Huge Job Fair Approximately 60 Employers or more 500 or more Job Seekers expected in attendance Meet with hundreds of Job Seekers all in one day Marketing prior to the event is catered to the companies who are signed up and the positions they are hiring for.
Taste of South Louisville Tickets Now Available
Taste of South Louisville showcases the local and international cuisine of our diverse area all in the name of neighbors helping neighbors. Join us in Millionaire's Row at Churchill Downs to eat to your heart's content while overlooking the track. There will be more than 25 local restaurants represented so arrive hungry! We'll have door prizes, a silent auction that will get everyone in the bidding mood, and special guests. There will also be a cash bar! Tickets can be purchased at louisvilletickets.com. Early Bird Tickets (June&July) - $40
Regular Tickets (August) - $50 Children 5-11 - $10 Children 0-4 - Free *Tickets can also be purchased with cash or check at SLCM's office (415 1/2 W Ashland Avenue) from 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday through Friday.
Join the Forest Team This Summer
Duties involve providing customer service including taking reservations and sharing park information with the public. Weekends and weekdays available. Inquire within at 11311 Mitchell Hill Road, Fairdale, KY 40118
TARC Unlimited Student Travel Pass Good Through August 31st
For $30, get unlimited travel through Aug. 31 TARC is once again offering Louisville Area youth unlimited travel with the Summer Youth Pass, good through August 31st. Getting to jobs, learning activities and fun events around the region is easy and affordable with the Summer Youth Pass, available now for $30. “Whether your plan is to work, play, or just connect with friends this Summer, the Youth Pass is your mobility solution, providing access to the entire Louisville Area,” said Ferdinand L. Risco Jr., TARC Executive Director, “When coupled with the Metro Cultural Pass, which allows free access to many local arts and cultural destinations, the ability to explore, learn and have fun all Summer long has never been easier.” The pass (current MyTARC student card required ) can be purchased from TARC’s website or at the following locations: Union Station, 1000 West Broadway Nia Center, 2900 West Broadway Loris’s Gifts at the UofL Hospital Jewish Hospital Gift Shops Broadway Food Mart, 4132 West Broadway *All TARC buses are equipped with bicycle racks, free Wi-Fi and are ADA accessible.
Wine Tasting @ Valley Liquors
Drop by Valley Liquors Wednesday, July 17th from 4pm to 6pm, for a free wine tasting. Fetzers Rose, Fetzers Gewurztraminer, and Bonterra Chardonnay. And don't forget about Wino Wednesday where you get $2 off any bottle of wine over $10! Valley Liquors, 10608 Dixie Hwy
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.
Juneteenth Jubilee --- rescheduled to Sunday, July 28 from 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm, Lincoln Memorial, 406 East River Road
Coffee with your Councilman - July 20th
Join Councilman Blackwell on Saturday, July 20th for an informal discussion on the topics, issues, concerns and suggestions you have for District 12 and Southwest Louisville. Stop by Sister Bean's Coffee House anytime between 10:00 am - 12 pm to speak directly with Councilman Blackwell and have a cup of coffee on him! WHEN: Saturday, July 20th, 10 am - 12 pm WHERE: Sister bean's Coffee House, 5225 New Cut Rd.
Mary M. Miller Riverboat Cruise Rescheduled Once Again Due to High Water
The Mary M Miller riverboat cruises scheduled for this Sunday, June 23rd have been CANCELLED. Due to the large amount of rain we have experienced recently, the water levels at Riverview Park are too high for the boat to safely enter the docking area in order to board passengers. Weather certainly has not been on our side for this event, but all reservations will be honored for the newly rescheduled date of Sunday, August 11th. Cruise times will remain at 1:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. with boarding beginning 30 minutes prior to each departure. If you have any questions or concerns, please call my office at (502) 574-1114. I apologize for any inconvenience this causes and I am keeping my hopes up for beautiful, sunny weather August 11th
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.
Southwest Library Upcoming Events
Princess in Black Storytime
Monday, July 8th; 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Princesses and princes are welcome to join us a for storytime based on the book series, Princess in Black, by Shannon Hale. Crafts, ninja training, monster fighting, and a tea party await! Costumes encouraged! Ages 5+
LouieCONNECT - Community Resource Website
Are you or someone you know in need of services but don't know where to look? LouieCONNECT.com is a mobile optimized website that pulls together the services is our community that provide support for people experiencing a difficult time. It includes only those services that are free and provides all of the information needed to know what they offer, where they are located, when they are open, and any requirements to receive help.
Louisville Metro311 Changes Coming in June
The current Metro311 Service Request Portal and the 311 mobile app will be offline from Wednesday, June 12 at 7:00 p.m. until Tuesday, June 18 at 8:00 p.m. as Metro prepares to launch our new and improved business & 311 portals. After June 18, there will be a new mobile app for reporting issues to 311. The link to download the app will be available on the Metro311 website. Thanks for your patience during the transition. During the outage period you can reach MetroCall in the following ways: Call: 311 Chat: Look for the chat link in the lower right corner on every page of the city’s website Louisvilleky.gov
Beechmont Open Air Market
Opens, Saturday, June 8. Every Saturday, 8:00am-12noon
The Corner of Southern Parkway and Wellington Ave
Louisville, Kentucky 40214.
Join the Jefferson Memorial Forest Team This Summer
Duties involve providing customer service including taking reservations and sharing park information with the public. Weekends and weekdays available. Inquire within at 11311 Mitchell Hill Road, Fairdale, KY 40118
Alternative Plan for Pools Provided by Local Partners
With the help of local partners, Papa John’s donation of $90,000 through The Papa John’s Foundation for Building Community, along with the $5,000 donation from the Jamon Brown Foundation and a matching $5,000 donation from the Atlanta Falcons, funding will be available this summer for pool operations, including lifeguards. The alternative plan includes 10 community swim events at two YMCA of Greater Louisville locations, structured swims at Central High School’s pool, and daily community swim sessions at The Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center – along with transportation options for those who otherwise would have trouble getting to the pools. Transportation: Louisville Parks and Recreation is working with TARC to provide rides to swim sites for those without access to a vehicle. For more information, please call Parks at (502) 574-7275.
2801 Fordhaven Road Saturday
June 15th from 3:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 29th from 3:30- 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 13th from 3:30-6:30 p.m.
Friday, July 26th from 5:30- 830 p.m.
Friday, August 9th from 5:30- 830 p.m.
Cultural Pass 2019
The 2019 Cultural Pass is available starting June 1, 2019 and may be picked up at any Louisville Free Public Library branch along with the Summer Reading Program. Pass holders can register and track the progress of your Cultural Pass online at www.lfpl.org/culturalpass. The official Cultural Pass Launch Day will be on June 1 at the Main Branch of the Louisville Free Public Library and all participating venues will be invited to participate. Pass holders are encouraged to visit as many venues as you are able. Pass holders that visit the most venues will be entered into a drawing for tickets, season passes and other prizes provided by members of the Arts and Culture Alliance.
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.
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
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
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!
Louisville Grows - Seeds & Starts Available at Greenhouse
We offer a wide variety of heirloom and organic vegetables, flowers, fruit trees, berry bushes, soil, compost, and more. The Seeds and Starts are available at the People’s Garden greenhouses (536 N. 44th Street). Visit seedsandstarts.org to pre-order plants and gardening supplies!
Two New Restaurants at Colonial Gardens
Two new restaurants will open in June at Colonial Gardens which is now under renovation. El Taco Luchador a popular Mexican restaurant will open June 1. Union 15, a pizza and taproom will open later in June. There will be two more restaurants to come. All restaurants will share a beer garden patio.
Luther Brown, Little Hands Little Feet, will be offering a free tennis clinic in Shively Park, June 18th to August 10th. https://littlehandslittlefeetgunsafety.org/. To register call his office (502) 290-7979 or cell (502) 494-9903.
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.
Volunteer and Help Southwest Community Ministries with Meals-on-Wheels
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. Delivery takes about an hour weekly, twice a month if you prefer to deliver two days/month. Routes include: Tuesday - Departing from Sun Valley Community Center at 10 AM; Wednesday, Thursday or Friday - Departing from Sts. Mary and Elizabeth Hospital in the afternoon at 3:30 PM. If you want to make a difference in a senior's life, and yours, please contact Jessica Burnett 502-935-0310 ext. 244.
Stitchers & Quilters Needed!
Friday Lady Quilters a quilting/sewing group in the Fairdale/Auburndale area meets in the Playtorium every Friday 11:00am to 4:00pm. For more information, Contact Ilona Manion and the Friday Stitchers at firstname.lastname@example.org
Iroquois Amphitheater season highlighted by national musical acts, local productions
The 81st year of the historic Iroquois Amphitheater begins Sunday, April 7 with Kentucky Shakespeare’s touring production of Macbeth, and includes national musical acts, local theatre arts productions, festivals, and Metro Council-sponsored movie nights. “The Amphitheater is a true local treasure and one of the most beautiful facilities in the Louisville area to catch a show,” said Mayor Greg Fischer. “Iroquois Park presents a wonderful backdrop, and as always, the lineup this year looks fantastic.”
Production Simple, AC Entertainment and Louisville Public Media are sponsoring several shows; two of which – Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit with Sun Volt April 20, and Hozier on June 13 – have already sold out. For the full schedule of concerts, visit iroquoisamphitheater.com. Local arts and cultural programming, including the Macbeth production, will also be featured.
The Louisville Youth Orchestra will perform on Sunday, April 28 as part of the Kentucky Derby Festival, and the Amphitheater will also host the Americana World Community Center Festival on Saturday, June 1. Free family-friendly movies at the Amphitheater begin Friday, May 24 with the film “Skyscraper” and conclude on Friday, August 16 with “Instant Family.” Those films are sponsored by council members Kevin Triplett, Rick Blackwell, Nicole George and David Yates.
Later in the year, the area surrounding the Amphitheater will host the Louisville Jack O’Lantern Spectacular for the 7th year from October 8 – November 3. The Spectacular is the major fundraiser for the Louisville Parks Foundation, the non-profit entity supporting Louisville’s public parks. Additionally, the Amphitheater is now contracted with Southern Hospitality (SoHo) for food and beverage concessions. SoHo will be providing an expanded menu of food and beverage options and is affiliated with Danny Wimmer Presents, the independent musical production company responsible for local music festivals Louder Than Life, Bourbon And Beyond and Hometown Rising.
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 email@example.com 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.
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