Southwest Community Ministries' Annual Dinner With The Monarchs
      Come join us February 24th for our annual fundraiser, “Dinner with The Monarchs" at Valley Hope Center, 10801 Deering Road. Our Mardi Gras theme offers a way to experience thrilling fun while helping neighbors in need. We have a delectable dinner, an exciting auction, and melodious music by The Monarchs. Tickets are only $35 a person, the best buy in Louisville for dining, bidding, and listening that takes us back to the good ole’ days. Call 935-0310, or stop by 8504 Terry Road and pick up your tickets. Last year Southwest Communities netted over $50,000 to help our local neighbors in need. Hurry because we sell out each year! 

South Louisville Campaign Reveal
Join us as we unveil our new poster
Thursday, February 22, 2:30-3pm, Supreme Peace Yoga (343 W. Kenwood)
    Building on a committed focus to support and celebrate local independent businesses in South Louisville, the LIBA South Work Group is excited to launch a new “Keep South Louisville Weird” campaign. The campaign, which is centered around a new poster and will eventually include billboards in South Louisville, was designed to reinforce community pride in the unique businesses that call South Louisville home, and to act as a way to remind customers of the impact they have when they buy local.
    At the unveiling, we'll hear from Councilwoman Vicki Welch, Louisville Forward's Tommy Clark, and the poster designer - Yetta Blair of Ink Publishing & Design, a South Louisville business. The poster unveiling will take place in conjunction with the opening of vendor sign-ups for the 2018 South Points Buy Local Fair happening this summer at the Iroquois Amphitheater - another event celebrating local independent businesses in South Louisville.

PRP Girls Bowling Team Wins Championships
    The Pleasure Ridge Park High School girls won the team title Friday during the State Bowling Championships held at Executive Strike & Spare. It was the fourth state title in seven years since the Kentucky High School Athletic Association began sponsoring bowling in 2012. The Panthers also won in 2012, 2014 and 2015. The PRP girls team qualified fourth out of 16 teams with a two-round total of 913. The Panthers beat No. 13 Mercy 3-0 in the first round, No. 12 Cooper 3-1 in the quarterfinals, No. 8 Bryan Station 3-1 in the semifinals and No. 6 Corbin 3-0 in the final. The scores of the final match were 165-134, 183-137, 168-165.

Airplane and Airport Play & Learn
Saturday, February 24 at 10 a.m.
Southwest Regional Library 9725 Dixie Hwy
    In celebration of African American History Month, we will read the picture book "The Hallelujah Flight," which tells the story of the first African American pilots to fly across the United States. We will then play and learn in our pretend airport and airplane! All Ages.

Pothole Reporting Methods
    Reporting potholes is easier than ever! Keeping our roads and community pristine is an important issue for everyone in the area. Follow any of the three simple methods listed below when you see a pothole and Public Works will respond as soon as they can in order to fill them. Use Twitter by including the hashtag #502pothole and the location of the hole in any tweet. Call MetroCall 311 or 574-5000 to report potholes or any other issues. You may also email them at

Notorious Slave Dealer Matthew Garrison’s Two African-American Families
Saturday, February 24 at 2 p.m.
Southwest Regional Library 9725 Dixie Hwy
    Join us for a special presentation from Juanita L. White with the Kentucky Humanities Council. At the corner of 2nd and Main Streets in Louisville stands a Kentucky Historical marker at the site of a slave pen owned by Matthew Garrison, a ruthless businessman. At death, Garrison, a bachelor with no white children, left nothing to his living relatives. He willed his vast estate to two of “his negro women” and their mulatto children. This presentation traces the lines of Mary, a daughter of Garrison, with photographs and a discussion with one of Mary’s descendants.

​Churchill Downs VFW Auxiliary Bunco
March 3rd, Doors open 1:30 Play start 2:00, $10.00
Prizes/cash for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd, booby and floater
2902 S. 7th St. Louisville, KY 40272 502.638.2121

Waterfront Park Great Lawn Harbor Boat Slip Auction
    The Waterfront Development Corporation (WDC) will auction individual boat slips for use during Thunder Over Louisville on April 21, 2018. A slip will be assigned to a successful bidder based on the amount of bid, size of vessel, and the date bid is received in the WDC office. WDC reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Bidders must agree with the terms outlined at Payments will be due one week after notification date of winning bid. Submit bid along with the following information:
    Your name, address, telephone number, and email address. The size of your vessel – both overall length and width. The name of your vessel and registration number (if applicable). The dollar amount you bid for use of a slip during Thunder 2018. Send this information to: Catherine Nelson, Waterfront Development Corporation 129 East River Road Louisville, Kentucky 40202
Or email:
 All bids must be received before 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, 2018. 

Bench dedicated for Officer Rodman
    Officer Nick Rodman grew up in the Beechmont Community and lived there with his wife and children before his untimely death. Members of the neighborhood wanted to offer a memorial for Officer Rodman to commemorate his life and service to our community. The granite bench located on the grounds at Iroquois Library offers a quiet spot to remember him and all of the first responders in our community who put their life on the line everyday. The bench was unveiled and dedicated last week. Many thanks to the Rodman Family for their sacrifice for our community!  

Metro Animal Services Celebrates History-making 2017
    Louisville Metro Animal Services, the city’s only open intake shelter, finished 2017 with a 93 percent live release rate — the best in its 52-year history. And, for the first time, no animals were euthanized because of time or space. LMAS also found homes for 909 more cats and dogs compared to 2016 (3,141 vs 2,232).
    Director Ozzy Gibson said the launch and overwhelming success last year of the Pay It Forward Free Adoptions Program was a primary contributor to the turnaround. Pay It Forward is funded solely through donations, which allows LMAS to waive adoption fees for certain cats and dogs. 

Fairdale Community Area Meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 20th at 7 PM at the Fairdale Playtorium
    This meeting is to discuss crime and drug use in our area. Chief Steve Conrad & Major Joshua Hasch of LMPD, Donald Robinson of Code Enforcement, and Judge Andre Bergeron have been confirmed as speakers. Area legislators are invited as well. LG &E will be present to discuss the costs and procedures for getting street lights installed. We are encouraging neighbors to join Block Watch groups as they have proven to be effective in deterring crime. Please attend and be part of the solution to fight crime in our district!!

"Meet Your Legislator"
    Meet your legislators at the Louisville Free Public Libraries in 2018. The purpose of Café LOUIE is to provide constituents and their elected representatives a chance to engage and “get-to-know” each other in an informal setting. From 9:00 am to 10:00 am each Saturday morning from January 20 through April 7, participants are offered refreshments and conversation. Elected officials will be given a brief time for prepared remarks and to answer a few pre-selected questions submitted by attendees. The focus of these meetings is engagement through personal conversations.
Mark your calendars for three District 13 opportunities:
Saturday February 17 – Fairdale Library, 10620 West Manslick Rd. 40118
Saturday, February 24 – Southwest Library, 9725 Dixie Hwy 40272
Saturday, March 24 – Iroquois Library, 601 W. Woodlawn Ave. 40215

Medicinal Cannabis Town Hall Feb. 26 at Louisville Firefighters Hall
    Louisville Metro Council Health and Education Committee invite the community to attend one of three town hall meetings on the topic of legalizing the use of marijuana for medical purposes. 
    Each town hall meeting will be held in a different part of the community, with the first town hall starting Monday, February 19 at 6:00pm. Each town hall will start with presentations by panelists both in support and opposition to a resolution calling for the legalization of medical marijuana which is currently being considered by the Louisville Metro Council.
    Persons attending the town hall meeting will have the opportunity to ask questions of panelists following opening remarks. Each town hall is expected to last 60-90 minutes and comments received during each event will be given to all members of the Louisville Metro Council. 
Town Hall Meeting Dates: 
Monday, February 19, 6:00PM – Lyndon City Hall (515 Wood Road)
Monday, February 26, 6:00PM – Louisville Fire Fighters Hall (400 Bakers Lane)
Tuesday, February 27, 6:00PM – Southwick Community Center (3621 Southern Avenue

Written in the Stars
Location:3745 Illinois Ave Date: April 19, 2018 Time:6pm
The Louisville Astronomical Society is coming to the 
Louisville Nature Center!! Thursday April 19th, 6pm 
    Do you ever wonder about the night sky? On April 19th come and take a look through a telescope and open your eyes to our solar system. *Family Friendly *Learn how to use a telescope *Discuss how big our solar system is
    Please call 502-458-1328 to register. Cost is $5.00 per person or $20.00 per family Deadline to register is Thursday April 16th. Rain date is Thursday April 26th. Dress for weather

Urban Service District Yard Waste Collection - Call 311
    Regular yard waste collection in the Urban Services District of Louisville is on seasonal shutdown until March 12. But you may request a special pickup if the stuff is piling up in the interim. Just call MetroCall at 311 or 574-5000. Those calls will be handled on an as needed basis rather than running crews full-time on routes across the city at a time when volumes are generally very low.

A Tour Through the New Scott's Gap
    One of the most remote and beautiful areas of Jefferson Memorial Forest, Scott's Gap, is being improved for visitors. At 90 feet long, a new boardwalk is complete with improvements on the way including a half-mile-long, accessible gravel path, a bench overlooking a scenic area and parking lot improvements.  
As a result, there is more to explore in the woodlands, thanks to Jefferson Memorial Forest land management staff. Hardy crews from the staff stretched a $152,000 budget by executing hands-on construction of the boardwalk and enhancements to the wetlands via the leadership of Jefferson Memorial Forest Land Manager, Bryan Lewis. Forest lovers have District 14 Metro Councilwoman Cindy Fowler to thank for her support of funding allocation by Metro Louisville. Look for Phase I of this project, for which the budget is about $250,000, to be complete in 2018.
    Wilderness Louisville welcomes donations for this and other Jefferson Memorial Forest initiatives. Phase II of this particular project, one of a number of exciting infrastructure improvements planned at the Forest, calls for eventual construction of restroom facilities and a shelter. When complete, amenities like these open up nature exploration to many members of the public, including visits by school groups and others interested in nature programs. 

Palatka Road Closure
    Louisville Water Company has closed Palatka Road between Manslick Road and St. Andrews Church Road through March 2. LWC closed this section of Palatka to safely complete important infrastructure improvement.

Coin Show
March 10th,9 AM- 4 PM, Holy Family Gym, 3926 Poplar Level Rd. 68 tables, Raffle , Free to public.

Senior Health Fair
Wednesday, March 14, 10am to Noon
    Visit health-related booths and vendors, win door prizes, see demonstrations and learn about all of our community center's senior-friendly programs. If you would like to enjoy lunch at the fair please RSVP by March 7. Call 933-0535. Lunch will be served at 11am. Senior Nutrition-RSVP Program - Zumba - Yoga - Tai Chi - Silver Sneakers - Toning and Stretching - Forever Fit - Much More! 6505 Bethany Lane

Meals on Wheels Volunteering
Interested in Volunteering?
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. We have a Tuesday route that departs from Sun Valley Community Center (10:00 am) or a Wednesday, Thursday or Friday route departing from Sts. Mary and Elizabeth Hospital in the afternoon (3:30). If you want to make a difference in a senior's life, and yours, please contact Barb Mercer or Claudia Kiper at 935-0310 ext. 244.

The Louisville Metro Housing Department has an
  Must be owner occupied for at least one year.
  Not available on rental property.
  Must meet income guidelines (See Intake staff) 
  May receive assistance once in a five year period.
  Louisville-Jefferson County only!
  Furnace Repair or replacement (October-April only)
  A/C Unit- Repair or replacement (Requires medical statement, Available May-Sept. only)
  Electrical repairs/upgrades. 
  Water Line repairs/replacement.
  Sewer Line repairs/replacement.
  Water Heater repair/replacement, Gas or Electric.
  Gas Line leaks.
For further information contact Jackie Wilson-Rudy at 502-574-5850 or

Louisville Metro Animal Services in need of Blankets
    The MAS shelter is in need of blankets! We'll accept all blankets, but FLEECE is best. Walmart sells them for $2.50-$5. Used blankets should be WASHED before being donated. Our shelter is located at 3705 Manslick Rd. Donations can be dropped off from 12-6pm Monday-Friday. We thank you in advance for helping our shelter care for Louisville's homeless pets!!!!

VITA Tax Assistance
Americana Community Center
  4801 Southside Drive
  Th: 5:30pm – 8:30pm   Sat: 9am – 3pm   *Call 502-366-7813
Sun Valley Community Center-- STARTS JANUARY 23RD
  6505 Bethany Lane
  Tu, Th: 10am – 7pm   W: 10am – 4pm   Sat: 10am – 2pm
  *Call 502-305-0005 **Walk-ins welcome
Wesley House Community Services
  5114 Preston Highway   Mobile Site Only
  Please call 502-305-0005 for dates or to make an appointment.

Become a Non-Smoker
    The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness and its community partners are offering free stop smoking classes using the American Lung Association's Freedom From Smoking® (FFS) program. The eight-session program includes weekly support group meetings combined with the use of nicotine replacement products such as patches and gum. Participants receive free supplies of nicotine replacement products. For further information call 574-7867, email 

New Dixie Groundbreaking
    President David Yates, Congressman John Yarmuth, Councilman Rick Blackwell, Mayor Greg Fischer, Shively Mayor Sherry Conner, KY Transportation Cabinet Secretary Greg Thomas & U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao all gathered at the Shively Kroger on Dixie Highway on December 22nd to announce the groundbreaking of the new Dixie Project.
    This was the launching of the construction phase of the New Dixie Highway project, a $35 million project to improve safety and traffic efficiency in one of the city’s most heavily traveled corridors. The project will add medians in the busiest 4-mile stretch of the highway, widen sidewalks, better define crosswalks and create a ribbon of distinctive bus stations for the region’s very first bus rapid transit line along 14 miles of Dixie Highway. It will also invest in technology to improve signal timing and traffic flow. Learn more about the project here:

FAQ: Will The New Dixie Highway Have Fewer Lanes?
    One of the most common questions we get is about whether we will have fewer lanes with the New Dixie Highway. Answer: NO!
    While there will be temporary lane closures during the construction process, there will be no permanent reduction in the number of lanes. Medians have been designed at different widths depending on space availability, so that the lane number can be maintained. Furthermore, all lanes will be open to all traffic. (For example, there will not be a dedicated bus lane.)

Please Help Keep Our Community Clean
    If you see an area that is in need of litter clean up please call Metro Call 311 to report the location. Thank you for your assistance in keeping our neighborhoods cleaner!

Colonial Gardens to have New Life
    Councilwoman Marianne Butler was joined with Mayor Greg Fischer and several other councilmembers at the "ground breaking" for the newly restored/renovated Colonial Gardens corner. This $5.6 million, public/private partnership will bring four restaurants offering more choices for people attending events at Iroquois Amphitheater as well as those living in the area.
    "This is one of the largest economic development projects that South Louisville has seen in some time! I thank the Underhills and the administration for coming together to find a partnership that works for all involved," said Butler. "This is a development that will transform this tired corner into a vibrant community spot and show other developers that investing in South Louisville is a win." Construction should take about 15 months.
Projected Cost: $5,169,417
Construction: Post Construction Company is expected to begin construction on the property in early 2018, with a completion date of spring 2019. Construction is currently expected to take 14 months. 
4 Restaurant "Corners" 
Hopeful for 3 Lunch/Dinner & 1 Breakfast 
Common Beer Garden for all shared use
Increased Parking

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, go to

Louisville Zoo Reduces Winter General Admission Price and Announces Kroger Wild Winter Days Food Drive with Dare to Care
     The Louisville Zoo adult (12–59) general admission will be reduced to $9.95 and $6.95 for children (ages 3–11) and seniors (60+) now through Feb. 28, 2018. The Louisville Zoo is proud to team up with Kroger to help Dare to Care again support families in our community with a winter food drive during the Zoo’s Wild Winter Days presented by Kroger through Feb. 28. Guests who bring at least one canned food item per person to benefit Dare to Care or who show their Kroger Plus card will receive $1 off winter adult or child’s admission. If guests do both — bring a canned good and show their Kroger Plus card — they will also receive a voucher for a free carousel ride redeemable starting spring 2018 through Sept. 2018. Please note that the carousel is closed for the winter season and will reopen weather permitting in the spring of 2018. One ticket per Kroger Plus card. Not good with any other offers.
    To date, the Zoo has collected nearly 25,000 pounds of food thanks to the generosity of its guests. That is the weight of two African elephants like Mikki. The offer is not valid for Santa’s Safari, other special fee-based programs, for pre-paid groups, field trips or with other discounts. Some of Dare to Care Food Bank’s most needed items are canned meats, which includes tuna, canned fruit, beans, peanut butter, soup, rice, cereal, fruit juice, pasta and canned vegetables. Please avoid glass containers. More details are available at
    The Zoo is open daily year round. Fall/winter hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (exit by 5 p.m.) and continue through March 17, 2018. The Zoo is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. For more information, visit

The New Dixie Highway Update
See Median and Sidewalk Placements In Online Plans
    Maps of Dixie Highway improvements, including planned medians and sidewalks are available for viewing on The New Dixie Highway website. 
    Medians are a vital part of reducing congestion and improving safety by reducing the number of left turns. In some sections, the medians will be planted with native grasses and low-maintenance plants to beautify the area while also making traffic safer and more efficient.
Limiting left turns will help make the New Dixie Highway a safer, and less congested commute for everyone. Left turns create backlogs of traffic, because vehicles waiting to turn block a lane of travel. Left turns are also one of the most dangerous parts of driving, and the ensuing wrecks cause more congestion. Other highways that have installed similar medians have seen a 30 percent reduction in crashes.
    The maps also feature the new, wider sidewalks on both sides of the highway, which are an important safety feature for pedestrians. Most of the sidewalks will be eight feet wide, much larger than current sidewalks in the area, and will help pedestrians safely reach bus transportation or other destinations.
Public Input Affected Median Design
    The New Dixie Highway Project is a $35 million effort to improve one of the busiest economic corridors in Louisville. It is the biggest transportation project in Louisville since the Ohio River Bridges Project, and the project has been in a design phase for about a year. During that time, the project team sought public input on many aspects of the plan, including the placement of medians and sidewalks.
    Residents, commuters and business leaders along the corridor expressed a strong preference for medians that would remain attractive over time, and long-term maintenance was a concern for many people. As a result of this public feedback, most of the medians will be non-mountable concrete curbs, but some key intersections will include wider medians with native plantings.

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

Streetlight out? Here's how to report it!
You can report streetlights to LG&E/KU by following this link:

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

    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.
Joseph D. Gaines Gorski Law Office, P.S.C.
821 S. Second Street Louisville, Kentucky 40203
(502) 569-6795

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

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


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

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

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

We need a movie theater. R.R. 40258

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Less TARC stops or at least accountability for littering and trashing the area by the people who wait there. A wider variety of athletic activities for kids: I.e. volleyball, dance, gymnastics. A fun family place such as gattiland or chuck e cheese. People who CARE about where they live. Every time we get something nice, its trashed within months. Less section 8 housing...stop tearing down projects and moving them to the south end. Local schools should leave gates open to walking tracks for community 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 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

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