Random Fandom
    Are you a fan? Come out to the SW library for a fun day of Free activities! Random Fandom is this Saturday, 9am-3pm at Southwest Regional Library. Come out and meet Superman, Batman, and TMNT author Matthew Manning, get your picture taken with the The 501st Legion - Vader's Fist, play some games, listen to panel discussions, and more -- all for FREE! All ages welcome. Register at the door, or go to LFPL.org/RandomFandom to sign up online

​October 14 Honor Flight is Looking for Veterans
    Honor Flight Bluegrass, is an Honor Flight Network Chapter based in Louisville, Kentucky, and is recognized as a 501(C)(3), all-volunteer, non-profit organization created to honor America’s WWII, Korean, and Vietnam veterans for all their sacrifices.
    We fly our heroes to Washington, DC and provide them with a first class, VIP, Police escorted tour to each of their respective memorials to honor their service, sacrifices and create the greatest memory of a lifetime.
    Top priority is given to those Veterans from any war or conflict that have been diagnosed with a terminal illness. Subsequent priorities are given to World War II, Korean, and Vietnam War Veterans. http://www.honorflightbluegrass.org/

Flutterfest
Saturday, September 23 from 10 am to 5 pm
Louisville Zoo

Arts & Crafts Fair
Urban Arts & Crafts Fair, Saturday, September 23 at10 am
South Louisville Community Center

River City Turners Gymnastics 
Neighborhood Fall Parade, Saturday, September 23 at 11 am Southwest Community Center

Strassenfest
Friday, September 22 through Saturday, September 23
4th Street Live!

German-American Club Biergarten
Saturday, September 23 at 6 pm 1840 Lincoln Avenue

Archery at the Forest
 Saturday September 23th Beginning at 9:00 a.m. Archery at the Forest Jefferson Memorial Forest 
    Become familiar with equipment as well as the form and skills needed to hit your marks. All equipment is provided. Program meets in Horine Reservation. This program is for ages 8 and up. (A parent/ legal guardian must accompany any participant under the age of 18). All participants must pre-register before day of program through the JMF Welcome Center, no registrations day of event. 
  *Pre-registration required by calling (502) 368-5404.
  *Fee: $15/person

Watterson WB Dixie Hwy North exit to close
    The Interstate 264 West ramp to northbound Dixie Highway (Exit 8B) will close Friday September 22 at 9 p.m. and remain closed until Monday October 2 at 5 a.m. During the closure the ramp will be converted from the present curved single lane merge configuration to a T-intersection, including a traffic signal to safely move vehicles off the exit. The new alignment will be for right turns only and will have dual right turn lanes. Motorists will be detoured via I-264 West to Cane Run Road (Exit 5) to I-264 East to take the eastbound ramp to Dixie Highway North. In addition to the ramp improvements, a new sidewalk is being constructed under the Watterson Expressway on the east side of Dixie Highway. The sidewalk extends from Heaton Road to Herbert Avenue. 

SLBA September 21 Networking Luncheon
Thursday, September 21, 12 Noon to 1:00 pm.
Guest Speaker, Jennifer Rubenstein, Exe-Director L.I.B.A.
Networking, Lunch at Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital Assembly Room 1850 Bluegrass Ave. Lunch provided by Rubbies, Southside DR. RSVP for Lunch at www.slba-lou.org

Crockpot Cooking Class
Sept. 19, 26, and Oct 3, Free Crockpot Cooking Class at South Jefferson Neighborhood Place, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Located at 1000 Neighborhood Place. Call 772-8588 to register for this activity. Learn about healthy eating and try new crockpot recipes at these free classes. Attend all classes and earn a crockpot at the end of the class sessions. 

South Points Buy Local Fair - Calling all Local Businesses!
      Are you a local, independent business in South Louisville? If so, consider having a booth at the South Points Buy Local Fair! The Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) is preparing a community celebration of local and independent businesses for our second annual South Points Buy Local Fair on Sunday, October 8 (12n-4pm at Iroquois Amphitheater). Our first year’s attendance was estimated at over 500 with 35+ vendors. LIBA has also run a citywide Buy Local Fair at the Louisville Water Tower Park for the past 9 years, averaging over 150 vendors and 8,000 attendees in recent years. We are building the South Points Buy Local Fair in the same way! 
      To sign up for a booth, visit www.keeplouisvilleweird/southpoints or contact Jennifer Rubenstein (502-473-4687, jennifer@keeplouisvilleweird.com). Free for LIBA members, $25 for non members.

Churchill Downs September Meet
    The Churchill Downs 2017 September Meet opens Friday, September 15th and concludes Sunday, October 1st with "Family Adventure Day"! During this Meet Churchill Downs will present "Twilight Thursdays" on September 21st & 28th and "Downs After Dark" on Saturday, September 23rd. For race times and additional information go to www.churchilldowns.com 

Upcoming Iroquois Amphitheater Events
 Little Loomhouse
Saturday September 2nd - 30th Month-long Exhibit of Artist David McDonley’s Work at the Little Loomhouse 
    McDonley is an artist and co-owner of Heritage Print Shop, 2803 South Third Street, Louisville, KY. Many of his original drawings will be for sale, as well as prints and shirts. Exhibition runs from September 2nd-September 30th. Gallery Hours are Wed-Friday 10am-2pm and Saturday 11am-4pm. 367-4792 email thelittleloomhouse@gmail.com 328 Kenwood Hill RD.

Imagine Greater Louisville 2020
    IMAGINE Greater Louisville 2020 is providing a competitive call for proposal process, made possible by Metro Louisville and the Louisville Metro Council, to implement the vision and priorities laid out in the Imagine 2020 plan. This process distributes $250,000 in grants - everything from small projects (less than $5,000) to larger projects.
Deadline to Apply September 25 at 11:59 p.m. EST
    Eligibility – Individuals, Organizations, Groups, Partnerships interested in advancing the priorities of the plan. For additional information go to the website: http://imaginegreaterlou.org/proposals/

Community Dental Care Information Sessions
Tuesday, September 19th 10 A.M. to Noon 4255 Hazelwood Ave 
    Community Dental Care is a full-service dental organization designed to increase access to health care in communities with the goal of improving the overall health of the population. Representatives will be on site to provide information about services offered and to assist in scheduling appointments for dental needs or for pediatric health needs. For additional information call 366-4442.

Southwest Community Festival
“Family Fun in the Southwest”
    The Southwest Community Festival is one of the biggest community events in Louisville celebrating and showcasing Southwest’s people, businesses, and culture. The festival is family friendly and offers something for all ages. The Southwest Community Festival draws over 15,000 people, each year, to this one day event. The festival will be held at Sun Valley Park on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at 6505 Bethany Lane in Valley Station.
    The Southwest Community Festival kicks off in the morning with the Southwest Community Breakfast at Sun Valley Community Center from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. FREE festival events include: Over a hundred booths to browse showcasing the Southwest; A car, truck, and motorcycle show presented by River City Street Rods, Inc.; Kids City with free games and inflatable’s; arts, crafts, food booths; Teen City, Toddler Town, Heroes & Adventures Tent, and a Senior Tent with bingo and drawings. Dance the day away! The Louisville Crashers will provide live entertainment throughout the day playing music from early hits to today’s most popular tunes. Come out for a day of free family fun in the Southwest! For more information about The 2017 Southwest Community Festival, visit the website at www.swcf-ky.org. The Southwest Community Festival is sponsored by LG&E, Meijer, and Metro Louisville Council.
TODDLER TOWN is a free area designed just for the pre-school and younger aged children
KIDS' CITY has inflatables, arts & crafts, and games that speak to all energetic pre-teens
TEEN TOWN features games and entertainment that young adults will enjoy
SENIOR TENT is a wealth of resources and activities for our senior population
Please come out and support your local community – it's all about you! 
For more information or to sign up to participate in the Festival, visit www.swcf-ky.org  
SERVICE ANIMALS ONLY    PARKING $5 
Events leading up to the Southwest Community Festival
Spelling Bee sponsored by Cemex
Valley High School – Bachman Auditorium
Tuesday, 10/3/2017, 6PM, K-2nd Grade
Wednesday, 10/4/2017, 6PM, 3rd-5th Grade
Miss Southwest Festival Pageant sponsored by Regiss Bridal & Prom
Valley High School – Bachman Auditorium
Saturday, 10/7/2017, Registration 9AM

​Valley Women's Club Bean Soup Dinner/Bake Sale
    Support the Valley Women's Club scholarship fund! All proceeds will go towards the scholarship fund that the Valley Women's Club awards to high school seniors in the 40272 area. Prices: Adults $7, Children $4 Where: Sun Valley Park Stage & Pavilion (6505 Bethany Lane) When: Friday, October 13th; 4:30pm- 7:00pm

Emergency Repair Program
DID YOU KNOW.......The Louisville Metro Housing Department has a "EMERGENCY REPAIR PROGRAM"
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:  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!
TYPES OF REPAIRS   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 Jacqueline.Wilson-rudy@louisvilleky.gov

September Community Yard Sales
  September 23rd -- 8:00am - ?? Scottsdale Subdivision Fall Yard Sale Off New Cut Rd.
  September 30th 8:00am - 2:00pm Indoor Yard Sale The Knights of Columbus Women Our Lady of Mt. Carmel cafeteria. For info – call 368-9065.

Mary M. Miller Cruise on the Ohio River
    The annual cruises from Riverview Park are set to sail on Sunday October 29th. This year, we are excited to offer cruises from Louisville’s newest riverboat, the Mary M. Miller! This is a free event but seating is limited. To reserve your spot, you can stop by Southwest Community Ministries at 8504 Terry Road during their regular business hours. A $5 suggested minimum donation per seat will reserve your spot. WHERE: Riverview Park / Greenwood Boat Dock (8202 Greenwood Road) WHEN: Sunday, October 29th; 1st cruise @ 1:30pm, 2nd cruise @ 4:30pm  

Silo Center Bike Park Opens to Public September 15
New Louisville attraction for beginner and experienced mountain bike riders
    An opening date has been set for the newest outdoor attraction at The Parklands of Floyds Fork. The Silo Center Bike Park in Turkey Run Park will be open beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 15, 2017. The bike park contains downhill flow trails, a skills loop, and pump tracks, all specially built by the talented professionals at the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA).
    “21st Century Parks worked with IMBA to design an exciting, progressive set of mountain biking trails and features that will introduce new riders to the sport as well as allow experienced riders to practice and develop skills,” said 21st Century Parks CEO Dan Jones.
    Bike park amenities offer beginners a smooth introduction and opportunities that are more challenging for experienced riders. Visitors can go at their own pace, testing and improving riding abilities using the skills loop and beginner pump track working their way up to more-difficult flow trails and an intermediate pump track.
    Beginning September 15, hours for the Silo Center Bike Park will be 10 a.m. – sunset throughout the fall season. Riders should anticipate occasional temporary closures for trail maintenance and in the event of inclement weather. The bike park will close for the winter on Monday, November 20.
    Trails and amenities within the bike park are for bikes only. Pedestrians and pets are not permitted on the trails, pump tracks, or skills loop. For the safety and enjoyment of all, riders should come prepared with the appropriate safety equipment, including a helmet, and follow all bike park rules. A full list of rules is posted at the main entrance of the bike park as well as online at www.theparklands.org/bikepark.
    All areas of The Parklands, including Silo Center Bike Park, are free and open to all thanks to donations from the community. For more information, please contact Communications Coordinator Anna Rosales-Crone at 502-815-0267 or acrone@21cparks.org. For the latest updates, visit www.theparklands.org/bikepark.

Highview Fall Festival and Parade
Saturday, October 7th 11:00am - 4:00pm
Outer Loop Plaza (ValuMarket Shopping Center)
    Enjoy the parade, antique and custom auto show, booths by local businesses and groups, food, kid's bouncy land and stage with local acts. The festival has grown each year and is a free family friendly event for our community.
    If you know of a group, business or organization that would like to participate in the parade, have a booth or perform on stage please contact Darrell Franklin at ValuMarket by calling 239-7375 or email dfranklin@valumarket.com. Presented by the Highview Business Association and ValuMarket

Harbor House: Home Sweet Home Cleaning Service
    Need help with light housekeeping chores? Let Harbor House Home Sweet Home help! We are an insured and certified cleaning service for our community. Let “Little Chores Open Doors!” and help us help you. Our mission is to empower individuals with disabilities and their families to lead fulfilled and productive lives. Light the Way for people with disabilities. For more information, contact Karen Fallon at 751-3212.  

MONARCHS at Crowne Plaza
Benefit for Shively Area Ministries
Sept. 21, 2017, 6:30pm to 9:00pm.
Dinner and Concert, $50 each ticket
Table of 10-$400
Call 447-4330, ext. 23 for tickets

October 12 Jack O'Lantern Spectacular
    The fifth annual Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular opens on Oct. 12 in Louisville’s scenic Iroquois Park. More than 5,000 professionally carved jack o’ lanterns (including more than 100 masterpieces) will illuminate a one-third mile trail. This year’s theme, “The Alphabet – from A to Z,” features vignettes set to music highlighting themes from pop culture, history, arts and cinema. Gates open at 7:15 p.m. nightly and the event is held rain or shine. Admission is $12, $10 for seniors, $9 for ages 3-12 on Sunday through Thursday nights; $15, $13 for seniors, $12 for ages 3-12 on Friday nights; and $16, $14 for seniors and $13 for ages 3-12 on Saturday nights. Free admission for children under 3 everyday. Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular is on display through Nov. 5.

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 https://louisvilleky.gov/government/police/start-neighborhood-watch-program.

Streetlight out? Here's how to report it!
You can report streetlights to LG&E/KU by following this link: 
www.lge-ku.com/outages/report/streetlight

Waterfront Yoga
Every Tuesday at 7 pm @ Waterfront Park

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     MORE SIT DOWN RESTAURANTS LIKE RED LOBSTER OR OLIVE GARDEN ETC.  CHARLIE 40215

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

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

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

We need a movie theater. R.R. 40258

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Two big, empty buildings now-old Kroger and old Target. Could put movie theater at one of them! Really want a Michael's over in this area too or Joann Fabrics since Hancock is no longer.

Kohl's, bookstore, Honey Baked Ham, theater complex, Jersey Mike's, Mom's Music Store (with lesson studios), glass blowing gallery, farmer's market year round (sell what is in season), candy store, art store (with lessons/studios), Shaheen's, and a one stop shop/center for seniors for lunch, activities, workshops & entertainment. Thank You. VJW 40214

I wish for a Half Price Book & Records to open in this end of town. Scott 40258

I wish we had a Trader Joes, Lucky or Whole foods in the South end. Christine 40118

 We need a place to shop for clothes. We need a Penny's or a Kohls. Hazel Smothers 40268. Everybody I talk to wants a Kohls. I want Both.

 A Traffic light drastically needs to be installed on Old 3rd Street Rd, Valley Station !! Too many accidents/deaths have been ignored on this road. Turning left off of East Pages on to this road has uncrontrolable speeders with nothing to stop them. Not only that, but there are senior patio homes that are unsafe for residents to pull out with the speeding taking place. If the speeders knew they were going to have to control their speed due to the placement of a traffic light near Valley View Church, they would have no choice but to slow down and decrease their speed. This has resulted in way too many accidents and deaths and has been ignored for way too long. How many more accidents and deaths is it going to take to do something !!!!
40258, 40214, and 40272.

Panda Express !!!!

Badly need some apparel stores like Kohls or Old Navy. JV 40258

If people in the southwest would stop going out to the east end to shop, We would get better stores out here. shop on -line.If the better stores won't come to the Southwest then I won't shop at them.I will shop on-line at other stores.We need better stores out here,maybe jc pennys,Sears,a big name brand store.menards,rural king, Nicer sitdown eating places.But you have to remember, if we get them we have to spend our money at them, or they will close,40216

I would love to see a Heine Brothers Coffee shop, lets keep it local. Tina Jo 40214

We need another grocery store to replace Kroger that was in Southland terrace. Even if it was a grocery store. The Kroger Marketplace is nice, but its a hassle just to get small things and there is no more running to the store anymore. Its crowded with cars and people and the wait in lines are longer. Its just such a fight to get what you need, and neighborhood grocery stores are important also. Possibly a Price Less food store, Valu Market, Walmary Grocery, pic pac etc.

It would be wonderful to have a Five Below over here on Dixie!! I think it would do very well-maybe in Goodys or old Hancocks spot!!! Cmon everybody! Let's make them hear us! MB 40216

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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Applebees
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Bob Evans
Christi's Cafe
Frisch's Big Boy
Frontier Diner
Golden Corral
Hoops (Strawberry Lane)
Hooters
Jerry's
KFC ( Valley Station)
Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken
Logan's Steakhouse
McDonalds
Mike Linnig's
Moby Dick (12416 Dixie Hwy)
O'Charleys
Penn Station East Coast Subs (Dixie Hwy)
Popeye's Chicken and Biscuits (Dixie Hwy)
Rubbies (Southside Dr)
Siggys Pizza & Pub
Skyline Chili
Steak n' Shake
Texas Roadhouse
Waffle House


Bakerys
Bar-B-Que
Jimbo's Bar-B-Que (Kenwood Dr)
Fire Fresh BBQ
Mark's Feed Store

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1st Wok ( Greenwood Road)
China Dragon (Terry Road)
Golden Palace Buffet (Outer Loop)
China Coast (Gagel)
Beijing Dine-In Carry Out

Coffee
Sister Beans Coffee House 
Starbucks

Ice Cream
Valley Station Dairy Freeze
O's Cool Ice Cream 
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Italian
Tuscany Italian Restaurant (Outer Loop)
Fazolis

Mexican
Taco Tico (Lower Hunters Trace)
El Nopal  (New Cut Road)
El Rodeo
Mexico Tipico (Dixie Hwy)
Pina' Fiesta 7895 Dixie Hwy...502-995-6775
Taco Tico
Tumbleweed
Qdoba

PIZZA
Bonnie & Clydes
Iroquois Pizza
Siggy's Pizza & Pub
Mr. Gattis
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Papa Johns

Sports Bars
Hoops (Strawberry Lane)
Siggys Pizza & Pub
Spectators Bar & Grill (Auburndale Shopping Ctr)
Hooters

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Accounting
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363-4121 
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Bait Shop
Pepper Bait & Tackle
PEPPER TACKLE (LIVE BAIT & FISHING, HUNTING SUPPLIES.)  12502 DIXIE HIGHWAY  LOUISVILLE 40272
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Goo-Goo 3 Minute Express Wash
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Shively, Ky. 40216
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The Edge Hair Salon (Lower Hunters Trace)
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