3rd Annual South Points Buy Local Fair to be held Saturday, July 28th
    The Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) will host the 3rd Annual South Points Buy Local Fair on Saturday, July 28th from 3pm-7pm at the Iroquois Amphitheater. The fair is aimed at encouraging locals to find diversity and adventure in South Louisville, and will feature South Louisville independent businesses, music, a kid's area, a cooling tent, food, and local libations. Admission and parking are free. The event will precede the Burnt Knob Music Festival at Iroquois Amphitheater, which features local acts and begins at 7:00pm on July 28th. "The Fair is designed to showcase unique businesses that contribute to the distinct character of South Louisville," says Jennifer Rubenstein, Director of LIBA. "The Fair gives us a chance to bring many of them together for both neighborhood residents and the rest of the city to discover and enjoy." The event is one of many efforts put forth by LIBA's Keep South Louisville Weird campaign, which aims to grow independent businesses, both current and new, in the area.
    The 2018 South Points Buy Local Fair is presented by LG&E along with Beacon Community Credit Union and the Iroquois Amphitheater. Other sponsors include Al Dia, Leanhart Plumbing, Louisville Magazine, Louisville Public Media, Louisville Water Company, McClain DeWees, PLLC, Park Community Credit Union, Republic Bank, South West Dream Team and WAKY. www.keeplouisvilleweird.com

Local Farmers Markets
    When you shop Louisville Farmers Markets located in South & Southwest Metro Louisville, you are supporting local farms and businesses. You know exactly where your food comes from, enjoy time with friends and neighbors and get involved in your community. Whatever brings you to the market, your shopping and membership supports the local economy, sustains regional farms, preserves farmland, protects the environment and more. Many markets accept SNAP and/or Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) vouchers. Some markets also offer SNAP-matching funds such as Double Dollars.
Beechmont Open Air Market
June 9 - Sept. 29, SATURDAYS 8:00 am - Noon
4574 S. 3rd Street, PAYMENT: Cash, Senior Vouchers (SFMNP) Facebook @BeechmontOpenAirMarket
Belknap Farmers Market
April 4 - April 25 (May-August CSA-only), August 15 - October 24, WEDNESDAYS 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
U of L Belknap Campus - Red Barn, PAYMENT: Cash, Credit Card. Facebook @BelknapFM
Southwest Farmers Market
June 2 - September 29, SATURDAYS 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pendleton Farm on East Orell Road, PAYMENT: Cash, Credit Card
South Points Farmers Market
June 14 - November 22, THURSDAYS 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
4148 Taylor Boulevard, PAYMENT: Cash, Credit Card, SNAP, Double SNAP, Senior Vouchers (SFMNP)Facebook @spfmky
Sun-Valley Fresh Stop Market Sun Valley Community Center
June 6 - October 24, Every other WEDNESDAY, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm, 6505 Bethany Ln Valley Station KY 40272
502.509.6770 http://www.newroots.org/sun-valley-market.html

Low Cost Rabies Vaccination Clinic
July 24, 4pm-7pm, LMS Animal Care Center, 3705 Manslick Road. All dogs must be leashed & cats must be in a carrier.

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

Back to School Festival at Valley High School
July 26th, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 
    Located at 10200 Dixie Highway. For more information call 363-1483. This annual event is open to families with children in kindergarten through high school. School supplies and backpacks will be provided while supplies last to families that participate in three, ten-minute ‘mini-trainings’ concentrated on what you need as a family to get through the year. Over twenty presenters and more than forty vendors will be at the event plus mascots and lots of hands on fun to help everyone “Unlock Your Superhero Powers”. Sponsored by South Jefferson Neighborhood Place, Cane Run Neighborhood Place, Louisville Metro Office of Resilience and Community Services, South Jefferson Community Partnership, Drug-Free Communities Grant, 17 area JCPS and Family Resource and Youth Service Centers, Kidz Club, Kosair Charities, Fairdale Christian Church, and Fairdale First Baptist Church.

 Annual Back To School Giveaway
5601 Johnsontown Rd., Wilkerson Elementary, Presented by Emmanuel AOG Date: July 28th 2018 Time: 6pm to 8pm
      School Resource NetWork C/O Emmannuel Assembly Of God Will be having their Annual Back To School Give Away soon! Free School Supplies While They Last. Carnival - Games 25 Cents. Door Prizes! And More! Come and Enjoy The Fun! We will be hosting The Back To School Give Away At Wilkerson Elementary! Thank You Wilkerson Elementary! Mark Your Calendars!! 5701 Johnsontown Rd. Call (502-935 -8422) for more information about this free event.

2018 South Points Buy Local Fair - Saturday, July 28 from 3 pm to 7 pm, Iroquois Amphitheater

BAFOL BEARS Art Showcase - Saturday, July 28 at 3 pm, Chestnut Street YMCA 

2nd Annual Children's Quilt Show - Sunday, July 29 at 1 pm, McMahan Fire Department

Lebowski Fest - Friday, July 20 through Saturday, July 21, Executive Strike & Spare

TURN THE PAGE- A Tribute to Bob Seger - Saturday, July 21 at 9 pm, Mercury Ballroom

WFPK Waterfront Wednesday - Wednesday, July 25 at 5 pm, Waterfront Park

Grateville Dead 2018 - Friday, July 27 & Saturday, July 28 at 11 pm, Waterfront Park

Potterpalooza - Saturday, July 28 at 6 pm, Main Branch LFPL

Burnt Knob Music Festival - Saturday, July 28 from 7 pm to 11:15 pm, Iroquois Amphitheater

Bourbons Bistro Bourbon and Cheese Pairing Event - Thursday, July 19 at 6 pm, The Belvedere

Four Roses Bourbon Louisville Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival - Friday, July 20 from 5 pm to 11 pm, Louisville Water Tower

Biergarten - Saturday, July 28 at 6 pm, German American Club

Sand Dodgeball Tournament Benefiting Breast Cancer - Friday, July 20 at 6:30 pm, 700 Landis Ridge Dr.

Rooftop Yoga - Sunday, July 22 at 10 am, 8UP Elevated Drinkery & Kitchen

Dr. Ed Morgan / KIWANIS Grand Slam 4 Miler - Saturday, July 28 at 8 am, Waterfront Park

New Dixie Highway Project Lane Changes Complete
Crews installing new drainage and sidewalks, upgrading traffic signals
    Drivers along Dixie Highway are adjusting to lane changes this week, as workers continue to progress on the New Dixie Highway project. The first stage of work being conducted on northbound lanes between Greenwood Road and Blanton Lane has been completed and all northbound lanes are now open. The work in that section shifted across the street, meaning that a lane of traffic on the southbound side is now closed. The switch was completed Monday. Work will also continue on the southbound side of Dixie Highway between Heaton Road and Upper Hunters Trace. Later this summer, that work will switch to the northbound side of the Heaton-to-Upper Hunters section of Dixie Highway. Crews in both of these sections have been installing new drainage structures, replacing curb and gutters, constructing new sidewalks and upgrading traffic signals. The New Dixie Highway Project is designed to improve safety and traffic efficiency along one of the city’s busiest corridors, and will include new fiber-linked traffic signals, new concrete and landscaped medians, and a bus rapid transit line from TARC. For more information please visit www.TheNewDixieHighway.com 

Iroquois Amphitheater 80th Anniversary
July 20-21 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
    Happy Birthday to the Iroquois Amphitheater! We’re celebrating the Amphitheater's 80th Anniversary with CirqueLouis on July 20 & 21 at 7:30 pm. You don’t want to miss this amazing celebration of acrobatics and daring stunts. Concessions will be available for purchase
Tickets available, Call (502) 368-5865 for more information.

At the Iroquois Amphitheater this Summer
July 20 & 21 6:30 p.m. Cirque Louis: Happy 80th Birthday Iroquois Amphitheater!
July 28 7:00 p.m. Burnt Knob Festival - Beth Bombara 
July 28 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. South Points Buy Local Fair FREE
August 7 8:00 p.m. An Evening with Lindsey Stirling supported by a full orchestra
August 14 7:30 p.m. Michael McDonald
August 25 8:00 p.m. An Evening with Umphrey’s McGee  
August 26 8:00 p.m. The Flaming Lips with Le Butcherettes 
September 7 8:00 p.m. Moon Taxi with Carly Johnson and Luthi 
September 9 6:00 p.m. Louisville Orchestra FREE
For more information and tickets go to iroquoisamphitheater.com

FREE Movies under the Stars
@ Iroquois Amphitheater, 1080 amphitheater Rd
Doors Open @ 7:30 pm Movies Begin @ 8:30pm
Concessions Available
The Man from U.N.C.L.E, PG13, Monday, July 2
Star Wars: The Last Jedi, PG13, Friday, July 6th
Big Hero 6, PG, Monday, July 9
Coco, PG, Monday, August 13
Wonder, PG, Friday, August 17th
Mystery Men, PG13, Monday, September 10
Super 8, PG13, Monday, September 17

Nominate a Beautiful Business!
    Great things are happening in Southwest Louisville! The New Dixie Highway Project is underway and we are getting the word out that southwest Louisville is a great place to do business. With all of this positive momentum, it’s important that residents and businesses alike embrace our community pride by doing our part to keep our sidewalks, streets, and landscaping looking fresh and litter-free. Please help us recognize outstanding businesses located in District 12 that contribute to our Southwest Pride by keeping their properties neat, attractive and clean. We are looking for businesses dedicated to maintaining a positive image in the community and are committed to keeping their property free of trash and cigarette butts. If you see a beautiful business front that gives Southwest Louisville a good name, please take a picture and contact Liz McQuillen at (502) 574-1112 or liz.mcquillen@louisvilleky.gov. 

South Points Buy Local Fair - Sign up for a Booth
    If you are a local independent business, artist or vendor and have an interest in having a booth, contact the Louisville Independent Business Alliance for information at www.keeplouisvilleweird.com. #SouthPointsBLF Event Features: Local, independent businesses and restaurants with South Louisville ties, Kids area, Food, local beer and local wine, BYOB - water bottle that is! Louisville Water on site with free refills. Iroquois Park, July 28, 3pm-7pm

July 9, 10, 16, 17, 24, 30, Passport Health Care Community Engagement at multiple locations
    Passport Members are invited to join with representatives from Passport Health Care for one-on-one consultations to discuss plan benefits and options. Passport members will receive a $10 retail gift card for attending.
July 9, 16 and 30, First Neighborhood Place, 1503 Rangeland Rd (door #16) side of Thomas Jefferson Middle School. Call (502) 313-4700 for more information.
July 10, NorthWest Neighborhood Place, 4018 W. Market St. at the Academy of Shawnee, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Call 313-4892 for more information.
July 10, South Jefferson Neighborhood Place, 1000 Neighborhood Place, 10 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. Call 363-1483 for more information.
July 17, South Jefferson Neighborhood Place, 1000 Neighborhood Place, 1:00 p.m. Passport membership education meeting. Call 313-4635 for more information.
July 24, Ujima Neighborhood Place, 11 a.m. Call 485-6710 for more information.

Ray Crider Way - Honorary Street Sign
From Councilman David Yates Office
    On Monday, June 18th, Councilman David Yates was joined by the Crider Family, state and local leaders, many friends and neighbors to honor Ray Crider by dedicating Franelm Road, the street Ray has called home for many decades, as "Ray Crider Way."
    Ray was a tireless advocate for the working men and women of Louisville and a good friend and leader to his neighbors in the Auburndale Neighborhood. The people and city of Louisville grieve our loss but celebrate the many fond stories, jokes and acts of kindness Ray bestowed upon us.

FridayFest @ Highview Park
Join the fun at FridayFest! Music, Food, and Children Activities. All shows are FREE and run from 6pm to 10pm. Highview Park is located at 7201 Outer Loop. 
Show Line-Up:
June 29 - Monarchs
July 13 - The Wulfe Brothers
July 27 - 100% Poly
August 10 - Justin Paul Lewis

South Points Farmers Market
Local Farms - Fresh Produce
Every Thursday: 3pm- 6:30pm @ 4148 Taylor Blvd, Save-A-Lot Parking Lot. SNAP accepted. Will match up to $12 a day per customer. For more information call 502-491-0072

Metro Swap Zones
    If you buy or sell something from an app like LetGo, Craigslist, or OfferUp, you now have a safe place to go to exchange the merchandise. The Swap Zones are under video surveillance 24/7. Four locations to choose from: 3419 Bohne Ave; 7219 Dixie Hwy; 7201 outer loop; 200 Juneau drive

Free Tastings @ Valley Liquors
Friday June 29, 4pm-6pm...The new Woodford Reserve Malt 
Wednesday July 11, 4pm-6pm...Louisville's own Old 502 Winery
Wednesday July 25, 4pm-6pm...Paducah's Purple Toad Winery
Stop in and try the new flavors! Valley Liquors, 10608 Dixie Highway, 937-5777

AGE Group will be 14+. These kids usually get left out at Christmas. AMVETS POST 61, 9405 Smyrna Pkwy. Louisville, KY. 40229
Registration at 12pm/ $15 per Bike or unopened gift for age appropriate. July 21, 2018 kickstands up at 2pm.
Cash Bar, Chinese Auction, Dinner for purchase, Various Venders ($25 per booth for Your setup) Automobiles welcome!

At the Iroquois Amphitheater this Summer
-August 7th, An Evening with Lindsey Stirling supported by a full orchestra
-August 14th, Michael McDonald
-August 26th, The Flaming Lips with Le Butcherettes 
-September 7th, Moon Taxi with Carly Johnson and Luthi
For ticket information to this show or information on any 
Amphitheater event go to www.iroquoisamphitheater.com

Farmers Market - Wednesdays at 11 am, 4th Street Live!

Waterfront Yoga - Tuesdays at 7 pm, Brown-Forman Amphitheater

Fit Tuesdays at the KFC Yum! Center - Tuesdays at 5:45, KFC Yum! Center Plaza

Family Swim Nights - Sun Valley Park
    Once again Councilwoman Fowler is sponsoring Extended Swims at Sun Valley Park for families on Tuesday nights and for senior citizens on Thursday mornings. Also, save the date for Friday August 3rd from 6-8 p.m.! Councilwoman Fowler is sponsoring a Summer Bash Pool Party to celebrate the end of summer and the return of school. *Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. No drop-offs and unattended children will be permitted. 
WHEN: Tuesdays, June 5-July31; 6pm-8pm
WHERE: Sun Valley Pool (6505 Bethany Lane) 
WHEN: Thursdays, July 5-July26; 11am-1pm

Archery @ JMF
Saturday, August 11th, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Become another Katniss or Robin Hood by learning how to safely use a bow and arrow. This program teaches familiarization with equipment as well as the form and skills needed to hit your marks. This program is for all physical ability levels. All equipment is provided. Program meets in Horine Reservation. Pre-Registration required by calling 502-368-5404 Fee: $18/person 

2018 Cultural Pass Begins June 1
June 1- August 11, 2018
    Did you know Greater Louisville is home to one of the most innovative arts and cultural projects in the country? The 2018 Cultural Pass presented by Churchill Downs gets kids and families learning, playing, and exploring all summer long- for free!
    Use the 2018 Cultural Pass to visit world-class institutions like the Kentucky Derby Museum, Kentucky Science Center, Speed Art Museum, Louisville Zoo, and many more! Pick up your pass at any Louisville Free Public Library, Louisville, Jeffersonville Township Library, New Albany-Floyd County Public Library, or Bullitt County Public Library location.

Parks and Recreation swimming pools open 
    The four outdoor pools operated by Louisville Parks and Recreation will open for the season on Saturday, May 26. The Algonquin, Norton, Fairdale and Sun Valley Park pools will be fully staffed with lifeguards, though the department is looking to hire additional staff for the pools this summer. Admission is $2 for children 17 and younger and $3 for adults 18 and over. Photo identification is required for anyone age 9 or older; children 8 and under must be accompanied by a guardian 12 or older with photo identification. Parks can make identification cards for children who need them for $4 per card; call (502) 897-9949 for details.
Parks pools will be open: May 26, 27 & 28- Memorial Day Weekend & June 2 – August 4 pools will open with the following schedules:
Algonquin Park 
1614 Cypress Street, 40210 
Open Daily: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Closed Tuesdays
Fairdale (Nelson Hornbeck Park) 
709 Fairdale Road, 40118 
Open Daily: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. • Closed Mondays (but open Memorial Day)
Norton (Camp Taylor Memorial Park) 
4201 Lee Avenue, 40213 
Open Daily: 11 a m.- 4 p m • Closed Thursdays
Sun Valley Park 
6506 Bethany Lane, 40272 
Open Daily: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. • Closed Wednesdays  

Louisville Bats Metro Government Nights
    The Louisville Bats are hosting Louisville Metro Government Nights. Community Involvement Vouchers are available for groups and organizations doing good work in the community. Tickets are available on the following Monday nights:
July 2
September 3.  
    To request tickets contact Jessica Adell at jadell@batsbaseball.com. Include your Metro Council District, contact name, mailing address, daytime phone and number of tickets requested.

Free Family Swim Nights
@ Fairdale Pool
Every Thursday from June 7 - August 2, 6pm-8pm
Fairdale Pool, Hornbeck Park, 709 Fairdale Rd
FREE admission, Parents or Guardians must be present with children at all times. No drop-offs permitted. Sponsored by Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch 

Adult Drawing Studio
Shively Library, 3920 Dixie Highway
Date: 2nd Wednesday of every month; June 13, July 11, August 8 Time: 6:30PM - 8:00PM
    A quiet space and time to create with access to a variety of media. All skill levels welcome. No supplies needed. Ages 18+ If you have questions, please call us at 502-574-1730

​Summer at the Louisville Zoo Includes Butterflies n’ Blooms and Nature Connects®: Art with LEGO® Bricks
    Back by popular demand, the butterflies make their return to the Louisville Zoo — the Butterflies n’ Blooms exhibit opens May 19. This temporary exhibit is free with Zoo admission or membership. Butterflies n’ Blooms is presented by Ford Motor Company and is open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weather permitting through September 23. Butterflies n’ Blooms is in collaboration with Idlewild Butterfly Farm.
    Zoo guests will be able to walk amongst hundreds of native butterflies sipping nectar from colorful flowers in our 1,000 sq. ft. outdoor flight house located in the Africa Zone across from the bongo exhibit. Butterfly and plant identification signs will help guests interpret what they are seeing. Inside the exhibit, guests can also learn about and witness the lifecycle of the butterfly from caterpillar to chrysalid to butterfly.
    Zoo guests will see a variety of butterfly species over the course of the summer starting with painted ladies. Other species will appear throughout the summer reaching a population of over 700 butterflies featuring species such as American lady, mourning cloak, comma, question mark, pipevine swallowtail, zebra swallowtail, spicebush swallowtail and giant swallowtail, among others. The full butterfly species list with photos can be found on the Zoo’s website at louisvillezoo.org/butterflies along with frequently asked questions, dos and don’ts for butterfly encounters, tips on helping butterflies at home, the use of beneficial bugs, pollinators and more.
Nature Connects®: Art with LEGO® Bricks
    Guests can also enjoy thirteen larger-than-life sculptures of wildlife designed by Artist Sean Kenney. Kenney’s talented team of builders spent over 6,500 hours and used over 770,000 LEGO® bricks to create the impressive works of art hoping to inspire you to learn more about endangered wildlife and join us as we strive to build a better future for wildlife, brick-by-brick.
    The animal sculptures are set within the natural scenery of the Louisville Zoo. Guest can see a colorful coral reef, a gigantic rainbow-colored chameleon, a crouching snow leopard, a disappearing rhino that represents the endangered species and more. Nature Connects is presented by Ford Motor Company and is free with Zoo admission or membership and runs through Sept. 3.

Twilight Thursdays!
    Churchill Downs presents evening racing with "Twilight Thursdays" each Thursday in May! Post time is 5 P.M. For further Churchill Downs event information go to www.churchilldowns.com

Tree Rebates
    Purchase a shade tree and receive 40% Treebate! TreesLouisville is partnering with the Louisville Metro Division of Community Forestry for this program, which is open to all residents of Jefferson County. For additional information go to www.treeslouisville.org.

    FootGolf can be a fun family activity at Bobby Nichols Golf Course. Make a reservation by clicking the button below and mention "kickoff special" when you check in at the course. FootGolf is played in conjunction with the golf course at Bobby Nichols Golf Course located at 4301 E Pages Ln near Waverly Park. Players kick a soccer ball into a large cup with a flag and count their strokes just like golf
    The course has 18-holes available, par 72, at 2,669 yards. Reservations are required. NOT available on weekend mornings or during golf leagues/events. Soccer balls are available to rent at $2.00 each. Golf carts are also available to rent at $14.00. Bobby Nichols Golf Course has full concessions for food and refreshments to enjoy! To make a tee time go to golf-metroparks.com/Players.aspx. or call (502) 937-9051

Colonial Gardens Redevelopment Underway
   Councilwoman Butler joined Mayor Fischer, Todd and Jeff Underhill and several council members for the demolition of the old pizza restaurant. This is the start of the re-development of the corner which will bring new businesses to our community and revive a busy corner. Underhill Associates is the developer for the project.

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.

South Points 2018 Map Unveiled
    The 2018 edition of the South Points Map was unveiled Tuesday by Mayor Fischer, the Southwest Dream Team, Southwest Metro Council members, local business owners and residents. New to the 2018 map, is an inaugural food district, called “Dine South Points.” Some restaurants included are: Vietnam Kitchen, Binh Phuoc Market, Cocoberry Pops, Shack in the Back BBQ, Golden Wall, La Riviera Maya, Sunergos Coffee and Vietnam Oriental Food Market. ”The Southwest Dream Team is celebrating 10 years of continued efforts to make Southwest Louisville a healthier and more prosperous region of Louisville, and is currently in a strategic planning period,” says Vince Jarboe, President of the Southwest Dream Team.

Zipline at Jefferson Forest Now "Zipline Kingdom"
    Bennett Knox, Jefferson Memorial Forest Parks Administrator, anounced that Kentucky Kingdom is finalizing a contract with Louisville Metro Parks to operate the zipline attraction at the 6,600-acre forest. Kentucky Kingdom President and CEO, Ed Hart spoke at the press conference, "We are very proud to have been given this opportunity by Louisville Metro. This is the first time we’ve extended our footprint of operations outside of the park proper, but the Jefferson Memorial Forest is only a 10-minute drive from Kentucky Kingdom.” Zipline Kingdom is set to open to the public on June 1, 2018. Tentative operating hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through mid-August. The price for the three-hour adventure is $70, but the first visit is free for Kentucky Kingdom season pass holders. Online reservations for the attraction can be made starting May 15, at ziplinekingdom.com.

Pay It Forward - FREE Adoptions at Metro Animal Services
    The Department of Animal Services has a fundamental mission to protect public health and safety, ensure the humane treatment of animals and provide quality, professional service to the public. LMAS serves as an authority in animal welfare by creating and preserving a safe and humane community for both people and animals. LMAS strives to eliminate the euthanasia of adoptable animals in Louisville Metro through education, community engagement, enforcement and leadership efforts. For more information about events, adoption, and donations contact Animal Services (502) 473-7387 3516 Newburg Road Louisville, KY 40205..3705 Manslick Road Louisville, KY 40218

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

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


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

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

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

We need a movie theater. R.R. 40258

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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