The New Dixie Update
The $35 Million Question: When Will it Be Done? 
The $35 million New Dixie Highway project is on schedule and construction will be complete by the end of this year. That means that the medians, sidewalks, and crosswalks will be in place, the bus stations will be installed, and all the lanes will be open. December is not usually the best time for final surfacing, final striping and landscaping, so that work is currently slated for Spring 2020. That kind of work will not be as disruptive to drivers, however. The New Dixie Highway Project broke ground in December of 2017. “We really appreciate everyone’s patience as we work to make The New Dixie Highway – a safer, more attractive and efficient roadway,” said John Callihan, project manager. “We are nearing the finish line and soon we will be able to enjoy the new roadway.”

FOP Lodge 77 Halloween Party
    FOP Lodge 77 will be hosting their annual Halloween Party Saturday, October 26th at 8 pm. Located at 3556 Taylor Blvd. This is a costume party, but dressing up isn't required. Light beverages and refreshments will be served, there will be a Live DJ, dancing, door prizes, and costume prizes. If you should choose to, this Lodge event is also BYOB. Donations to the Fremow Family will be accepted at the door. 

Louisville Zoo World's Largest Halloween Party
October 17 – 20, 2019, October 24 – 27, 2019
4 pm - 10 pm

Be on the Lookout! Ashby Lane and Greenbelt Hwy Traffic Light
    Be on the look out! The new traffic light at Ashby Lane and Greenbelt Hwy will finally begin functioning next week. The official unveiling will take place Wednesday, October 16th. This addition has been a long time coming and will hopefully make this stretch of roadway safer for all who travel it!

DABA's 6th Annual Trick or Treat
Wednesday, October 23rd; 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. @ Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing

Sun Valley Community Center Halloween Party
Friday, October 25th; 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. @ Sun Valley Community Center

St. Peter the Apostle Trunk or Treat
Sunday, October 27th; 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. @ St. Peter the Apostle Church

Yard Sale
    Saturday,October 26,2019.St. Peters the Apostle Catholic Church will have a in-door Yard sale the time is 8:00am ro 2:00pm. The sale will have items as TOOLs, building materials. plenty of furniture, beds, tables chairs, PLENTY OF HALLOWEEN,XMAS, THANKSGIVING DECORATIONS. WEALTHS,househole items cheap,cheap please come and enjoy new items as well. location at 5431 Johnsontown rd.40272 cash only

Southwest Library Upcoming Events
Toddler Storytime
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Foster a love of reading in your toddlers through this engaging storytime! Join us for books, songs, movement, and art activities that encourage the development of early learning skills. Ages 2-3
Preschool Carnival
Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Preschool children and their families are invited to join us for carnival themed activities, crafts, and special performances by Cirque Louis. Every child will receive a free book. Sponsored by Jefferson County Community Early Childhood Council.

Biscuit Belly Coming to Colonial Gardens
    Another restaurant announced this week it plans to open at the renovated Colonial Gardens at 818 W. Kenwood Drive. Biscuit Belly will open a third location at the South Louisville location. The co-owner Chad Coulter, said "The restaurant is set to open by February or March 2020."

St. Peter the Apostle Craft & Gift Show
Saturday, November 9, 2019, 9am - 2 pm
At St. Andrew Academy Gym, 7724 Columbine Drive
Louisville, KY 40258. Booth space available. Call 502-935-5920, Ext. 232.

Trunk or Treat
    Oct. 28, Trunk or Treat Halloween Health and Safety Fair at South Jefferson Neighborhood Place, 6 – 8 p.m. Located at 1000 Neighborhood Place. Call 363-1483 for more information. Join the Third Annual Trunk or Treat and Health Fair guaranteed to surprise and delight kids of all ages. Free health related items, candy, movies, treats and games. Dress in your favorite costume and join the fun.

Take the Olmsted Park Trails Survey!
    Are you the kind of park visitor who enjoys taking the path less traveled? Olmsted Parks Conservancy is in the middle of a trail study to learn how we can better control soil erosion and improve our natural trails in Cherokee, Iroquois and Seneca – making the escape into nature better for both the park and the visitor. We want to know, how do you use the natural trails? Whether you run, hike, bike, or walk your dog on the trails in our Olmsted Parks, you can help us with our study by filling out this 15 minute survey:

Soccer Fields now at Wyandotte Park
    As part of our continuous effort to improve and adapt park uses, we now have soccer fields at Wyandotte Park. Councilman Kevin Triplett was on hand with Mayor Greg Fischer, Louisville Parks Foundation, Louisville FC Soccer, Churchill Downs, LG&E, Metro Parks and others to cut the ribbon on the new fields. “This improvement will bring more people to the park to enjoy the amenities.” Said Councilman Triplet. “Many thanks to our many community partners who help make so much happen in our community.” In recent years Wyandotte has seen the addition of a walking path, splash ground, play equipment, improved basketball courts, pickle ball courts, shelter improvements and now soccer fields. 

Carrie Underwood: The Cry Pretty Tour 360
Thursday, October 17 at 7:00 pm, KFC Yum! Center

Urban Seasonal High Tunnels
    The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service is once again taking applications for seasonal high tunnels (hoop houses) that work towards extending the growing season for gardeners and vegetable producers. These metal-framed plastic-covered growing areas allow producers to plant early - like February - and extend their growing seasons well into winter. Applications taken now are for the 2020 growing season. To find out how you can qualify for this program, coupled with the Jefferson County Conservation District, contact Kurt Mason, Urban Conservationist for Kentucky at (859) 490-0113 or 

Urban Bourbon Half Marathon
Saturday, October 19 from 8 am - 12:30 pm, downtown Louisville  

Sunday Oct. 27th., 3pm-8pm, Doors Open 2pm
Union Station, 9302 Blue Lick Rd, Okolona Ky.40229
Cash Donation At Door. Family Friendly Costume Contest, Live Entertainment by REBEL PRIDE BAND & SPECIAL GUEST STARS, The It Jeep, Silent Auction, Raffels, 50/50, Live Auction, Cake Raffkes, Games, Bake Sales, Concession Sales

Union 15 Pizza at Colonial Gardens Opens for Business.
    Union 15 Pizza at Colonial Gardens Opens for Business.
  Paul Blackburn, owner of Union 15 Pizza, received a Proclamation presented by Mayor Greg Fischer for the opening of Union 15 on Thursday, September 26. Jeff and Todd Underhill, developers of the Colonial Gardens project, joined Mayor Fischer at the opening. This is the second restaurant to open in the complex in September; Taco Luchador opened 3 weeks ago. There are 3 more restaurants scheduled to open by the end of the year.  

Friday, October 4 - Sunday, October 27 from 6 pm to 12am (Friday & Saturdays) and 6 pm - 11 pm (Sundays), Kentucky Kingdom

The Magic of The Louisville Zoo’s “World’s Largest Halloween Party!” 
 Meijer presents “The World’s Largest Halloween Party!” 
October 3–6, 10–13, 17–20, & 24–27, 2019.  
    The Louisville Zoo is gearing up to transform into a storybook land where a photo opportunity is waiting around every corner during the “World’s Largest Halloween Party!” presented by Meijer. This year the Zoo celebrates its 38th year of the popular party on October 3–6, 10–13, 17–20, & 24–27, 2019. Tickets are now on sale. Children can dress up in their wildest costumes and set off on a magical journey through the Zoo. The Party features costumed characters for guests to meet and greet in fanciful, larger-than-life storybook scenes. Trick-or-treating is offered for kids 11 and under. In an effort to be “green,” the Zoo requests that children bring their own trick-or-treat bag to the event. The Zoo will not provide bags, but reusable cloth bags will be available for purchase for $2 in the Zoo’s gift shop while supplies last.
    Louisville pumpkin carving artist Donna O’Bryan will have her beautifully carved artificial pumpkins on display nightly in the Glacier Run Black Cat Crossing area with cutout themes ranging from iconic movie characters to famous stars. “We are thrilled to support the Louisville Zoo and its wonderful Halloween tradition that everyone anticipates,” said Cathy Cooper, Senior Director of Community and Corporate Giving for Meijer. “The World’s Largest Halloween Party epitomizes what we at Meijer value dearly – families and the communities we serve.”

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular Opens October 8 at Iroquois Park
The Pumpkins Have Arrived!! Carving Begins!!
Sensory Night at Jack O' Lantern November 2
    On November 2nd, there will be a Sensory Night at the Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular! It starts two hours before the trail opens, from 4:45-6:45pm. The trail will be set up for those with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and sensory processing differences, and their families. For our guests enjoyment, pumpkins will light up the trail, but there will be no music or special effects. For tickets to this event, visit

Wilderness Louisville Forest Adventure:
Now an Early Evening Event!
    On October 19th, we will be hosting the Wilderness Louisville Forest Adventure! This year's event will be in the evening (4-10 PM) but will still feature favorite activities such as archery, pumpkin decorating, guided hikes, activities at the nature center, and a climbing wall. There will be fun new activities such as storytelling by the fire, stargazing with with the Astronomy Society and the Library, and night hikes! We will also have food trucks and a local band! Participants will also have the opportunity to camp out over night but spaces are limited so call the Jefferson Memorial Forest Welcome Center soon to reserve your spot - $15 for field camping and $25 for a family site! (502) 368-5404 Horine Reservation.

New Multi-Use Water Fountain!
    Did you know that Jefferson Memorial Forest now has a multi-use water fountain at the Welcome Center? It contains a regular water fountain, a water bottle fill up station, and even a dog bowl fountain!

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

BBC Trunk or Treat
Beechland Baptist Church 4613 Greenwood Road, Louisville, KY 40258 Date: Sunday, October 27th 2019 Time: 5:30pm. BBC Trunk or Treat is a spooktacular FREE night for the whole family! Grab your friends, get your costumes on, bring a bucket (you might need a whole dump truck!) and trick-or-treat with us. We have plenty of candy and fun activities for all the precious little monsters! 

Iroquois Hill Runners Thanksgiving Day Run - Nov. 28th
When: Thursday, November 28 at at 9 a.m.
Distance: 5 miles, starting near the Iroquois Amphitheater, going to the top of the park, and ending back near the Amphitheater. For more information: 

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

Beechmont Winter Break Programming
    Beechmont is already planning for the holidays and their awesome winter break activities that will run from December 23rd to January 3rd. Volunteers can assist with programming, teach a class, help with the holiday party, or help chaperone fieldtrips. Contact Tonya Cowden (, 502-361-5484) for more info or to sign-up.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Need a smoke detector?
Request a home inspection by calling 311.

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

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

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

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

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

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


     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.

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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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