Final Plan Details include Big Changes for Central Part of Dixie Corridor
    Final design plans are taking shape for The New Dixie Highway project, meaning that look, feel and flow of the corridor will be greatly improved. Among those improvements:
      6-foot and 8-foot wide, boulevard-like sidewalks through almost 4 miles of the most-traveled section of Dixie Highway – improving safety and the “look” of the corridor. (Photo above is an area that will benefit from these new sidewalks.)
      Nearly four miles of badly-needed non-mountable landscaped medians in a section that experiences a very high rate of crashes. Medians like these have dropped crash rates by 30 percent or more in similar highways. We expect a significant drop here as well.
      Miles of new fiber optic cable, linking the entire corridor’s traffic signals for the first time. This will allow for more efficient, responsive traffic signals, including signal priority for rapid transit buses so bus traffic doesn’t slow travel for everyone else. Smart reconfiguring of some key intersections to make travel safer.
      And nearly 100 new trees, plus new grass and native plants to beautify the highway and designate Dixie Highway as an attractive, desirable place to live, visit and do business.  For more information on the New Dixie Highway Project, please visit the website at www.thenewdixiehighway.com.

Canoeing at Twilight @JMF
When: Friday, June 9, 2017 beginning at 6:30 p.m. 
Where: McNeely Lake boat ramp, Cooper Chapel Rd. entrance.
    Experience the tranquility of the evening as you drift on 46 acre McNeely Lake. See animals as they emerge for a drink of water and begin their evening foraging. All equipment is provided. Dress for the possibility to get wet and wear shoes that will stay on your feet (NO FLIP FLOPS). Participants must be able to swim confidently, and comfortably sit in and paddle a canoe in flat water. This event is for ages 7 & up. All participants must pre-register and pre-pay before day of course through the Welcome Center, no registrations day of course unless approved by program staff. Canoe programs are subject to change of date or venue due to water conditions and weather. Program meets at 6:30 pm at McNeely Lake boat ramp, Cooper Chapel Rd. entrance. 
    Please note that alcoholic beverages are not permitted in any Metro Park and are prohibited during any Jefferson Memorial Forest program. For the safety of all participants and staff, violation will result in removal from the program without refund. NOTE: Parent or legal guardian must accompany any participant under age 18. *Pre-registration required by calling (502) 368-5404 *Fee: $15/person Minimum number of participants: 5 / Maximum of 18 participants with a maximum of 12 adults. 

​Coffee with your Councilman - 5/27 @ Panera Bread
    Join Councilman Blackwell for a cup of coffee at this month's Coffee with Your Councilman. This monthly meeting is an informal way to connect with Councilman Blackwell and the District 12 office. You can ask questions, voice concerns and find out what's going on in Southwest Louisville. Please stop by and enjoy a cup of coffee on us!
WHEN: Saturday, May 27from 10:00 am - Noon 
WHERE: Panera Bread, 6900 Dixie Highway
For more information, please contact Liz McQuillen in the District 12 office at Liz.McQuillen@louisvilleky.gov or 502.574.1112.

Wilderness Survival Camp @ JMF
When: Monday June 19 - Friday June 23, 2017 beginning at 9:00 a.m. Where: Horine Reservation Environmental Education Center 
    Shelter-Water-Fire-Food: These are the four basic human needs for survival. In training for the ultimate survival challenge on Friday, campers will develop their ability to build a shelter, start a fire, and find food and water in the wilderness. Teams will be challenged to complete their survival skills and obtain their shelter, water, fire, and food emblems to make them an ultimate survivor. We have added a second session this year due to the program's popularity! *Wilderness Survival Camp: $150/per camper  
*For registration and other questions please call (502) 368-5404.

Buy Local Fair POSTPONED due to Severe Weather
Event will now be held on Sunday, July 2nd
    After much thought and consideration, the Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) has decided to POSTPONE the 9th Annual Buy Local Fair to be held Sunday, July 2nd from 12:00pm-6:00pm at the Louisville Water Tower Park. It was previously scheduled for this Sunday, May 21st, but due to the prediction of severe weather on both Saturday (set up day) and Sunday, a date changed was proposed.
"Since the Fair is an outdoor event, the LIBA team has been keeping a very close eye on the weather forecast for this weekend, and the safety of our members, patrons and vendors is our primary concern, said Jennifer Rubenstein, Director of LIBA. "We truly apologize for any inconvenience the date change causes, however we hope everyone will save the new date for the Buy Local Fair on July 2!" 
Attendees can enjoy local shopping, food, drinks and entertainment - all at one great event! Presented by Louisville Water Company, admission to the Buy Local Fair is free and parking is $5 per vehicle, or free for bicycle parking.
    The fair will include more than 180 booths from a variety of local businesses, artists and craftspeople, community organizations, farmers, and food and drink vendors, as well as a ValuMarket craft beer tent, a Cox's Back Porch area (with Amish Hills Furniture loungers) for the grownups, a Kids Zone with children's activities, and live entertainment from Kentucky Opera, The River Rounders and Josh Card and the Restless Souls.
    The cooking competition, sponsored by Trend Appliances, will be held at 2:00pm when defending champion Patrick Roney from Harvest Restaurant will face off against Jacob Coronado from Red Herring. In this Iron Chef style cooking competition, the chefs will be given a basket of mystery ingredients (all sourced locally) and will have 30 minutes to create a dish for a panel of judges.  
    For the first time, the fair will also feature a "Drink Local Craft Cocktail Competition," where local mixologists will create unique cocktails. Competing this year will be Copper & Kings, Heaven Hill, Rabbit Hole and Ballotin. One $5 drink ticket buys attendees a flight to taste and a chance to vote for their favorite cocktail.
    LIBA is also partnering with Brightside and La Fleur de Merde, to make the event as environmentally responsible as possible. Green initiatives include composting, serving only 100% compostable beer cups (5,000 cups!), and encouraging the food vendors to use compostable items, or else they pay a small penalty. Over a dozen volunteers will act as on-site "trash talkers" to help make sure the waste items are placed in to the appropriate containers. Absolutely no bottled water will be sold at the event. Attendees are invited to BYOB (bring your own bottle - for water!) to fill up for free with Louisville pure tap® or purchase a reusable bottle for $2. Louisville Water will have its mobile units on site to provide a chilled, continuous supply of Louisville's drinking water. 
    The mission of the Buy Local Fair is to provide a venue that fosters cooperation, cross-pollination and strength in numbers for locally-owned, independent entities. A study conducted in Louisville showed that for every $100 spent, $55 remains circulating when spent at a local, independent business (whereas only $14 when spent with a chain).  

Celebrate Troop 377's 50th anniversary
    June 10, 2017 beginning at 12:00, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 9817 Dixie Highway Activities will include a flag retirement celebration, scout skills demonstrations, Come catch up with old friends, and make new ones. Opportunities for boys (10+) to join scouting.

Outdoor Skills Orienteering I
Saturday, May 27, 2017 
Begins at 9:00 a.m.
Jefferson Memorial Forest 
    Map and landscape reading are skills every outdoor person should possess. Equip yourself with the knowledge necessary to read and interpret topographic maps and locate destinations while using a compass. These in-field exercises are a hands-on learning experience. This program is for ages 8 and up. Program meets in the Horine Reservation. NOTE: A parent/ legal guardian must accompany any participant under the age of 18. -Pre-Registration required by calling (502) 368-5404 *Cost is $15 per participant 

Waggin' Trail Festival for the Animals
Louisville Water Tower Date: Sunday, June 11, 2017 2p -6p
    The 23rd Annual Waggin? Trail Festival for the Animals to benefit the Kentucky Humane Society will be Sunday, June 11 from 2p ? 6p at the Louisville Water Tower. Join us for a walk, food trucks, vendor booths, live music, beer and wine, family/pet friendly activities, adoptable pets, contests and more. Start a team, raise money for the animals and save lives! support.kyhumane.org/wtrail

Fan Collection for Seniors & Disabled
    KIPDA Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living is again partnering with Louisville Metro Office for Aging & Disabled Citizens (OADC) to collect electric fans for seniors and persons with physical disabilities. The fans will be distributed to qualified individuals within the KIPDA region including Jefferson, Bullitt, Henry, Shelby, Oldham, Spencer, and Trimble Counties.
    Donations of new box fans will be collected through June 14 at: KIPDA, 11520 Commonwealth Drive (Lou., KY 40299)
  WLKY Studio, 1918 Mellwood Ave.
      Drop off hours are Monday through Friday; 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. for KIPDA and 8:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. for WLKY. Monetary donations will also be accepted to purchase fans. Make checks made payable to KIPDA, Attn: Fan Fair Program and mail to the address on Commonwealth Drive listed above postmarked by June 14. If you would like to make special arrangements for a donation or need further information, please contact Sarah Teeters (502) 574-5092 at the OADC or Jennifer Craig (502) 266-5571 at KIPDA. 

YARD SALES
Saturday May 27 8am to ???? Scottsdale Neighborhood Yard Sales Enter subdivision on New Cut Rd & Scottsdale Blvd.

RENA Annual Neighborhood Yard Sale
 Rockford Estates subdivision (2909 Rockaway Dr) 40216 Date: Sat. May 27 2017 Time: 8 am-?? (times will vary) It's time for the annual RENA sale! Off Cane Run Rd-across from Farnsley Middle School. No Early Birds Please! Clothes & much more.

Saturday June 3rd 8am -???? Yorktown North Neighborhood Yard Sale off National Turnpike & Old Towne Rd.

Great American Campout
When: Saturday, June 24, 2017 beginning at 5:00 p.m. 
Where: Jefferson Memorial Forest Welcome Center
    Jefferson Memorial Forest will join tens of thousands of people across the nation as they camp for a cause. The 13th annual Great American Campout is a nationwide event that connects people with the great outdoors. This event is an easy way for friends, families, and children to connect with nature, sleep under the stars and create memories of outdoor experiences. 
    Jefferson Memorial Forest will provide the campfire, s’mores, night hikes and star gazing activities; you provide your dinner, breakfast, and tent. In the morning you will have the day to explore the Forest; hiking any of our 35 miles of trails, fishing at Tom Wallace Lake with free fishing poles provided at the Welcome Center, or unleashing your adventurous side with GoApe tree-top adventure course (reservations with GoApe required). Platform tent rentals are available for $15.00. *Pre-registration is required by calling (502) 368-5404 *Campout is $25.00 per family (up to 4 people) and $5.00/per additional family member Minimum number of participants: 10 / no maximum 

Free Dental Screenings by Community Dental Care
Wednesday, May 24th 10 A.M. to Noon 4255 Hazelwood Ave
    Community Dental Care is a full-service dental organization designed to increase access to health care in communities with the goal of improving the overall health of the population. Representatives will be on site to provide free dental screenings for children and adults and schedule appointments as necessary. Kindergarten and pre-K children who receive screenings will be provided with a certificate that will meet the school district’s requirement for dental screenings. For additional information call 366-4442

Metro Council Mondays at
 Slugger Field with the Bats!
    The Louisville Bats are hosting two types of Louisville Metro Government Nights. Metro Council Mondays: For this program, the Bats will host groups and organizations doing the good of the community. This includes 12,000 total tickets distributed for use on any of these Monday nights: May 1, May 8, June 19, July 17 and August 28. Examples include school fundraisers, charity auctions, and several others. Community Nights: The Bats will host two community nights, providing tickets, hot dogs, and soft drinks to non-profit groups who would not be able to afford a Bats game under regular circumstances. These two nights include 4,000 guests for each game on July 18 and August 2. Groups will need to contact the Bats office directly to sign up for the program and each group member will get a voucher for a ticket, hot dog and soft drink. Examples include mentoring organizations, social service agencies, and many more.
    To request tickets for either part of the program, organizations should contact Shelby Harding at sharding@batsbaseball.com. Please include your Metro Council District, organization name, contact name, mailing address, daytime phone and number of tickets requested. Email requests are preferred, but if email is not available please call 614-4502.

Sun Valley Fresh Stop Market Opens June 7
    Fresh Stop Markets are “pop up” farm-fresh food markets set up at local churches, community centers, and now even in a crossfit gym, in fresh food insecure neighborhoods. The food has been paid for in advance so that farmers don’t face the same degree of risk as they do with a standard farmers’ market. Fresh Stop Markets are open to everyone and created, led, and sustained by community leaders. Most Fresh Stop Markets reserve 75 percent of all shares for those individuals and families identifying as having limited resources according to the WIC eligibility guidelines (185 percent of poverty or less). Sun Valley is happy to begin our second season as a Fresh Stop Market. We will kick off on Wed., June 7th, 4:30-6:30pm!
      LOCATION: 6505 Bethany Ln, Valley Station, KY 40272 (Sun Valley Community Center) CONTACT: New Roots, 502.509.6770 ​​Pre-payment Options To place an order for shares of seasonal produce call 502.509.6770 (if payment method is debit/credit for SNAP), or drop off cash to Sun Valley Community Center, Monday Friday during business hours. Ordering Deadline is 5pm on the Friday before the Fresh Stop Market Date 
2017 Fresh Stop Market Season (every other Wednesday 4:30-6:30pm): 6/7, 6/21, 7/5, 7/19, 8/2, 8/16, 8/30, 9/13, 9/27, 10/11, 10/25

Waterfront Yoga
Every Tuesday at 7 pm @ Waterfront Park

Trees Louisville
    TreesLouisville is launching a Tree Rebate Program in partnership with the Louisville Metro Division of Community Forestry. An incentive to get homeowners to plant trees on private property and to help improve our city's declining tree canopy, this program will run through May 31st 2017 and will allow eligible participants to receive 40% back (max. $80) on the purchase price of a shade tree. Full info can be found at: treeslouisville.org/rebate

West Point Farmers' Market 
    Begins Saturday, June 10, 2017. This is a new program sponsored by the West Point, Kentucky Revitalization Committee. Location: Thomas R. Duke Park, on Dixiy Hwy at red light in West Point, KY behind Bickel Bros. car lot. Just 7 miles south of Gene Snyder. When: Every Saturday, 8 AM to 1 PM through October What: The best of local produce, crafts, handmade goods and bedding plants! For Vendor Application & Information Contact: Email: dgmcreary@gmail.com or phone: 502-303-5438

South Park Country Club Hiring Summer Positions
    Part-Time Seasonal positions available beginning Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend for lifeguards, pool gate attendant and concession stand worker. We are looking for a team of responsible individuals who can share a 50 plus hour work week. Our lifeguards will rotate positions every 20 to 30 minutes, and our gate attendant/concession worker may have a 30 minute rotating schedule from gate to concession. Flexible part time and full time schedules available which may include weekends and holidays. Great entry level job for a local stay at home parent, retirees, or mature students. If interested, please contact .Janet Mingus 502-396-9650 or Teri Gale 502-468-2609

Register Now for Jefferson Memorial Forest Summer Camps
    Join us for a unique day camp experience combining summer fun with nature-based science education activities. We offer a variety of camps for ages 5-15. Campers will take on the role of naturalist, scientist, and adventurer as they explore the forest and the creatures that inhabit it. Traditional summer camp fun will round out the experience, creating an adventure to remember for a lifetime!
Registration for Summer Camps.

Little Loomhouse in May
-Saturday May 27th 1:00 – 5:00pm Soap Making Class at the Little Loomhouse Fee includes take home kit to make more soap at home. $75 for class and supplies. Call to register at 367-4792. 328 Kenwood Hill Rd.

Louisville City Soccer Offering Tickets to Area Groups
    With Louisville City FC’s 2017 season opening Saturday,on behalf of our staff, board of directors and investors to make a positive impact in the community by providing the opportunity to enjoy a soccer game. K Knowing that not everyone in Louisville has the means to purchase tickets to the games, we would like to offer any groups in District 13 (schools, church or youth organizations, non-profits, etc.)the opportunity to enjoy a night of pro soccer.
We would be more than happy to provide complimentary tickets. Contact the District 13 Office at 574-1113 for information.

Hideout Pizzeria Coming to Valley Station
    Hideout Pizzeria will replace the closed Siggy's Pizza at 5620 Barrett Lane off Dixie Highway, said Madison Druin, who will own the new business with family members Kassidy Druin and Christian Barr. The area is home to a breadth of fast-food and chain restaurants, and the trio hopes a new local option will be a draw for neighbors, Druin said. "Opening your own business, it is a risk," Druin said. "... But people like to see people in their community doing good, so they like to support local businesses as opposed to chain restaurants."

 Iroquois Amphitheater, CirqueLouis to present  
“East of the Sun" June 9-10
    Dedicated to producing exceptional cirquetheatre for the Louisville community, CirqueLouis and Iroquois Amphitheater will present their performance of East of the Sun, with a special guest appearance by Squallis Puppeteers on Friday, June 9 and Saturday June 10.
    Cool off this summer with a journey to the Arctic North as the Polar Bear Prince and his bride travel beyond the ice and snow, where only the North Wind blows. CirqueLouis’ acrobats, jugglers, dancers, and aerialists astound on the stage and in the air in this tale which takes us East of the Sun - and West of the Moon.
Performances
  Friday, June 9 – 7:30 p.m.
  Saturday, June 10 – 7:30 p.m.
    Advance tickets are $20 for adults and are available online at http://www.iroquoisamphitheater.com/. All ages are welcome. Ticket prices are subject to change the week of the show. More information can be found online at cirquelouis.com or on the CirqueLouis Facebook Page at facebook.com/cirquelouis.

Etsy Craft Entrepreneurship Program
    Applications are now being accepted for the spring and summer sessions of the Louisville Etsy Craft Entrepreneurship Program. The three-week program provides micro-business training to underemployed, low-income adults who have creative skills, to help supplement their income by selling their crafts on the Etsy online platform. The program has had more than a dozen successful classes, graduating 73 artists with marketable products. Forty graduates of the program have opened their own stores on Etsy.com, with several more in the works. Many graduates of the program have branched out to participate in local makers events, including the Made Market and the Mini Maker Faire. Dates for the six-class spring and summer sessions include:
May 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24
July 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26
    All classes meet on Mondays and Wednesdays at the Nia Center, 2900 W. Broadway, from 4– 6 p.m. Registration for the program is open, but space is limited. To qualify, participants must be Jefferson County residents over 18 years of age, attend all six classes, have access to a computer, a digital camera or smart phone, and have a handmade craft product to sell. For more information on the Etsy Craft Entrepreneurship Program, including registration and class schedule, visit https://louisvilleky.gov/government/louisville-forward/etsy-craft-entrepreneurship

Shoe Drive for JCPS Students
New and like-new shoes for students are being collected as part of the Mayor's Week of Service.
    Donations of shoes can be accepted at the Clothing Assistance Program, located inside the Central High School Football Stadium at 319 South 15th Street, or at any Neighborhood Place (call MetroCall at 311 or 574-5000 to locate the one nearest you). We need new or like-new shoes for boys and girls in kindergarten through grade twelve, with an emphasis on sneakers and athletic shoes.

2017 South Points Scenic Area Map Unveiled
    Councilman Blackwell was joined by Mayor Greg Fischer, Metro Councilmembers and local business owners and civic leaders to unveil the 2017 South Points Scenic Area Map and Calendar of Events at the Kentucky Derby Museum. 
    The newest edition of the South Points map features famed attractions such as Churchill Downs, restaurants, libraries, parks businesses, museums, and the historic Iroquois Amphitheater. It also details the interesting history of the area, including tidbits about the Wet Woods, West Point and Ford Duffield, Mann’s Lick, Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing and The Little Loomhouse. 
    The South Points Scenic area attracts 1.4 million visitors annually. The project also includes highway signage to direct visitors to points of interest. Four signs along Kentucky interstates and 52 signs along main thoroughfares with the South Points Scenic Area logo direct visitors to attractions.
    More signage is slated to be installed for to draw attention to attractions such as the Stizel-Weller Distillery, the Little Loom House, Sun Valley and Bobby Nichols golf courses and the Go Ape! extreme ropes course at Jefferson Memorial Forest. New sponsors of the map include the Altitude Trampoline Park on Dixie Highway and the South Points Farmer’s Market, located at Taylor Boulevard in the Save-A-Lot parking lot on Taylor Boulevard. For more information and to see a map of restaurants, landmarks and other Southwest attractions, visit southpoints.org/.

Gear Up for Gardening Classes
Thursdays at 6:30 pm
Louisville Free Public Library
 Main Branch

Feeding Stray Cats? Alley Cat Advocates can help get outdoor cats fixed and vaccinated at NO COST TO YOU!  
    Cat Caretakers living in the following Jefferson County zip codes 40208, 40209, 40213, 40214, 40215, 40216, 40217, 40219, 40258 and 40272 are eligible for spay/neuter services for unowned community cats, They will be vaccinated, spayed/neutered, treated for flea and ear-mite medicine, given a great vet visit, ear-tipped (the universal symbol of a neutered cat) and returned.
When there are no more kittens; the number of cats gradually goes down and annoying behaviors such as yowling, fighting, spraying stop. Call us at 634-8777

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

Big Chairs!
    If you've passed by Joe Creason Park in recent weeks you may have noticed something a little different about the park - our new, oversized beach chairs that are a new feature. They're hard to miss! For a closer look, stop by and visit Joe Creason Park (across from the Louisville Zoo) and snap a shot in our new colorful lounge chairs if you're in the area, and be sure to tag us on Instagram or on Facebook! We've seen a lot of families enjoying them, even in the cold winter weather. 

Free Sundays at the Speed Art Museum
Sundays 12 pm to 5 pm
The Speed Art Museum

ATTORNEY JOSEPH D. GAINES’ LEGAL MINUTE
WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE IN A CAR WRECK
    Most of us Kentuckians have either been in a car wreck at some point in our lives or will be in a car wreck in the future. Those of us that have been in a wreck know that immediately afterwards you might be in a state of shock. We should prepare ourselves ahead of time so we know what to do in advance. Here are some things to know so you can be prepared if you are in a car wreck.
    The first couple of seconds after the car wreck are very important. Sit still, survey the situation, and make sure you and your other occupants are ok. Call 911! Then, if you are not too hurt and can safely do so, write down or text yourself the other vehicle(s) license plate number. Take pictures of all vehicles in the wreck, especially the damage to the vehicles. During this time try to remain calm as a car wreck is very trying on someone’s patience. Do not move your vehicle. Wait for the first responders (police, ems, fire department) to come to the scene. They will tell you whether you are to move your vehicle or not.
    Next, make sure all of the occupants of your vehicle give their statement(s) to the police officer. Do not admit fault to anyone, especially not anyone from any of the other vehicles. Statements admitting fault can and will likely be used against you if ever you have to go to court over the car wreck. Try to write down or record any statements you hear the other driver or any of the occupants of the other vehicle(s) make. If you need medical treatment, then tell all of the first responders that you need medical treatment. Do not pass on medical treatment if it is needed. When seeking medical treatment do not go to a place where they pay you or give you something in return to receive your medical treatment. It is unlikely you will get the proper treatment you require and/or your potential injury claim value will be lowered if you are paid to get medical treatment. After you and all occupants of your vehicle have been tended to by the first responders and your vehicle is either off of the road or safe to be driven away, report the wreck to your insurance company.
    Lastly, call a knowledgeable car wreck attorney as soon as you can. You have seen the commercials and it is not a joke; the insurance companies will start on your claim immediately. The at fault vehicle’s insurance company is going to begin trying to lower the value of your claim right when their insured calls them. This is why you will receive calls from insurance companies in days, sometimes hours, after the wreck. Do not give your recorded statement without calling an attorney. Collectively my office has over thirty years of experience representing injured car wreck victims. Call me any time and we will immediately begin assisting you with your car wreck case. Keep yourself safe this winter. Make sure you are prepared when bad things such as car wrecks happen to you.
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Joseph D. Gaines Gorski Law Office, P.S.C.
821 S. Second Street Louisville, Kentucky 40203
(502) 569-6795 joedangaines@aol.com

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

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

     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

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