2017 Kentucky State Fair
  Thursday, August 17th through Sunday, August 27th! The Kentucky State Fair is an 11-day celebration of the history, heritage and culture of the Bluegrass State. For complete information about times, events, admission, etc... go to www.kystatefair.org 

Top of Iroquois Park to be open to view Aug. 21 solar eclipse
    Officials with Metro Parks and Recreation will open the gate to the top of Iroquois Park so the public can watch the Monday, Aug. 21 solar eclipse. Typically, the gate to the top is only open to vehicle access on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Cyclists and pedestrians can access it throughout the year. 
    The gate will be open starting at 10 a.m. on Monday. 
“This really is a once in a lifetime event,” said Seve Ghose, Director of Metro Parks and Recreation. “It seemed important to allow the public to have better access to one of the most scenic areas in Louisville so they can have a great experience.”
    Metro Parks and Recreation recommends five spots for viewing the eclipse.
They are:
  North Overlook
  South Overlook
  Summit Field
  Panther Point
  Krupps Point
    Metro Parks and Recreation and the Olmsted Parks Conservancy will provide information tables and will be playing the music of Pink Floyd near Jacob’s Lodge during the eclipse.
    However, the organizations will NOT be handing out American Astronomical Society (AAS)-approved eyewear. Those who visit to view the eclipse are strongly encouraged to bring protective eyewear on Monday.
    Additionally, Metro Parks and Recreation would like to also encourage viewers looking for a spot to consider the Horine Trailhead area at Jefferson Memorial Forest, the site of a considerable amount of open sky viewing area for the eclipse.

FOX (Families Outside X-ploring)
9:00am to 11:30am Saturday, August 19, Horine Reservation’s Environmental Education Center
      Get your Family Outside X-ploring Jefferson Memorial Forest! Throughout the year, your family can join a staff Naturalist on a guided exploration in the forest, while also learning survival skills. Your children will get to play in nature as you once did. Bring water bottles and dress for the weather. Program meets in the Horine Reservation’s Environmental Education Center. *Pre-Registration required by calling (502) 368-5404 *Fee: $10/per family 
11311 Mitchell Hill Rd. Fairdale, KY 40118

Books in Bourbon Country Author Event
Galt House Hotel, August 19, 2017, 11am - 4pm
      Meet over 70 local and national authors selling and signing books. Several New York Times and USA Today Bestsellers will be there, so you might find your new favorite author!

Taste of South Louisville 
Tickets: Saturday, August 19, 2017 
  Early bird – June 30 Through July 22 $35
  Advance ticket – July 23 Through August 18 $40
  Event day August 19 – at door $45
  Location: Churchill Downs Millionaires Row, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
      Purchase your ticket at the ministries office, 415 ½ w. Ashland avenue, Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (every Wednesday 1:00-3:30 p.m. Only) Online tickets at www.slcm.org available now until August 19, cutoff 5:00 p.m. Hosted by Churchill Downs, premier lead sponsor is Louisville Gas & Electric. Champion sponsors are South End Metro Council And Save A Lot. For information, contact Joyce Whalin, South Louisville Community Ministries, 502/361-7763 

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.  

Churchill Downs VFW Auxiliary #2921 Bunco
2902 S. 7th St. (7th & Arcade) September 16, 2017
Door open at 1:30 p.m. Play begins at 2:00 $12.00 to play (includes snacks) Prizes for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place, floater & booby. Proceeds to benefit veterans programs. Contact: Jennifer Banta 502-638-2121

      Through August 30th Daily 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM SW Jefferson Co Historic Archaeological Month Long Exhibit Opens The Riverport Authority and Corn Island Archaeology LLC will provide an interpretive display of recent archaeological investigations and archival research regarding differences in life-styles in southwestern Jefferson County throughout the nineteenth century. Come and see what it was like to grow up along the Old Salt River Road during these different periods. 
      Saturday, August 19th - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Raising Chickens in Your Backyard Join the Jefferson County Master Gardener Association to learn more about raising chickens in your backyard! You'll learn about shelter, food, types of chickens, pest problems, protection against invaders and more.
9725 Dixie Highway, Louisville, Kentucky 40272 | (502) 933-0029

      Thursday, August 17th 3:30 - 4:30 PM International Flavors with Aimee Zaring Experience the international flavors with author Aime Zaring and her book Flavors from Home. See what refugees and immigrants cook in their home. 
      Thursday, August 17th 6:00 - 7:30 PM Junior Arts & Crafts A hands on, messy, and wild time. Come enjoy an arts and crafts night dedicated to toddlers and preschoolers at the Fairdale library. Toddlers and Preschool age
      Wednesday, August 23rd 4:00 - 5:00 PM Allergy Management How susceptible are you to pollen allergy? If you are looking to get some useful means to manage allergy, come to this program to hear from allergy experts. 
10620 W. Manslick Rd., Louisville, Kentucky 40118 | (502) 375-2051

"The Goonies"
Wednesday August 23, Beginning at 7:00 p.m. 
Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing
    On Wednesday August 23, 2017 Metro Parks and Recreation is inviting everyone to Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing for an evening of music, fun activities and a movie! Enjoy the American adventure comedy "The Goonies". Movie will begin at 8:30 p.m. Bring a lawn chair and blanket if you like! Sponsored by Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation. "The Goonies" Rated: PG Time: 7:00 p.m. 
Location: Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing 
To learn more about this event please call (502) 935-6809.

DeSales Annual Ramble for the Roses Trivia Night 
DeSales High School, Holy Cross High School, and Holy Rosary Alumnae 
    Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 6:00 p.m., DeSales High School, 425 W. Kenwood Drive, Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and trivia starts at 7:00 p.m. Teams may have a maximum of eight players. Cost is $20 per player. Mulligans and Split-the-Pot raffles will also be sold. Drinks and other concessions will be sold, or you can bring your own snack food. Register via email: Janet.Harpe@desaleshs.com or call (502) 883-4931

8th Church Anniversary
St Paul Baptist @ Shively Heights, 2627 Crums Lane
August 27th, 9:30 Sunday School 10:45 Service
 Honoring Our Past...Preparing for Our Future
Rev. Robert L. Lyons, pastor of Lampton Baptist Church will be our guest speaker. Come join us in our celebration!

10th Annual Back to School Bash at the Southwest YMCA
    Join Councilman Rick Blackwell for the 10th Annual Back to School Bash at the Southwest YMCA, Friday, August 25th! We welcome kids and families to kick off the new school year with a fun night of FREE activities including: Swimming, Pizza (first come, first served), Inflatables, Group Fitness Demonstrations, Membership & Healthy Living Information. Required Swim Wear & Safety Rules
    Family appropriate swim wear must be worn in the swimming pool. A plain white t-shirt can be worn on top of suit for women & as a shirt for men. Cut off’s or shorts will not be permitted as swim wear in the pool. Minimum of one adult per child in the pool for children 7 & under. One parent required to stay on the pool deck for children 7 & older. 
      A swim safety test will be performed on anyone who wants to swim in the deep end. This is a family event-an adult must stay with all children-no drop offs allowed. When: Friday August 25- 5:00-7:00 pm Where: Southwest YMCA, 2800 Fordhaven Rd. For more information, please contact the District 12 office at (502)574-1112 or email liz.mcquillen@louisvilleky.gov.

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

August at Iroquois Amphitheater
     Monday August 14th 8:30 pm "The Legend of Tarzan" Free Summer Movie Series PG-13, 109 min. Doors: 7:30 pm 

      Saturday August 26th 6:00pm Imagination Movers a high-energy, interactive live musical act. Their “In a Big Warehouse” tour and are now playing select North American cities in 2017. To purchase tickets to the Imagination Movers please click here. For more details about this show please call (502) 368-5865 or email amphitheater@louisvilleky.gov Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm
Iroquois Amphitheater 1080 Amphitheater Rd. http://www.iroquoisamphitheater.com/

Last Metro Government Nights with the Louisville Bats 2017 
Community Nights: Aug. 18
    The Louisville Bats will host two community nights, providing tickets, hot dogs and soft drinks to non-profit groups who would not be able to afford a Bats game under regular circumstances on these two nights:
Metro Council Mondays: Aug. 28
    Councilwoman Vicki Welch has teamed up with the Bats to provide tickets for groups and organizations doing good for the community that might not fit into the above category. This includes ticket vouchers without hot dogs and drinks for use on the following Monday nights: 
    To request tickets for either part of the program, organizations should contact: Shelby Harding, Louisville Bats at harding@baseball.com or call 614-4502. Please include your Metro Council District, organization name, contact name, mailing address, daytime phone number, and number of tickets requested. 

KYTC - Dixie Repaving Frequently Asked Questions
1. When will work begin again?
      The current expected date of beginning work is Monday, July 24, 2017.
2. Why was the traffic shifted when little to no work has been completed this year?
      This year, most of the work was being completed at night. Prior to beginning work, the contractor and LG&E asked impacted businesses when it’s appropriate to cut gas service. The decision was made that the contractor would excavate around the lines and prep the trench during the night. Then when they were ready to lay pipe, LG&E would come in before sunrise and cut the line. The contractor would lay the line and LG&E would then reattach the line. This kept services going during important times for the business owners/residents.
      As discussed above, the contractor is honoring other commitments made during last year. Traffic was shifted to accommodate gas service to the school. There is a 4” service line that runs to the school. During the school year it would have required coordination with the school and should any delay occur school would have been impacted. Thus work began on the pipeline once school was out to ensure minimal impact to the school as possible. Until the line was laid past the school, Hall returned to honoring other commitments with the intention that as soon as a crew was available they would return. The current expected date of beginning work is Monday, July 24.
3. What is the current schedule and completion dates?
      Because of the delays caused by the unknown utilities, KYTC has agreed that a time extension would be needed. The new completion date for the project is May 15, 2018. Section 2 and 3 will both be finished by December 15, 2017 (weather permitting). However, should section 3 not be completed by that time, traffic will return to its normal pattern by December 15, 2017 and work will resume in Spring 2018 (Section 4 and any remaining section 3).
  The completion date for the entire project would not change however from May 15, 2018.
4. Will the contractor be penalized for not finishing each section timely?
      There is no language within the contract putting stipulations on each section’s progress, however, there are damages assessed if the project continues beyond the May 15, 2018 deadline. Those damages will be assessed at $25,000 per day.
5. Will someone fix all the potholes that are currently on the road?
      Yes, since this is actually a Louisville Metro maintained roadway, we have asked them to pothole patch as needed. They began this work on Thursday, July 13 and are continuing today. So far, they have filled 150 potholes.
6. Who can we contact if we have concerns?
      Will Nolan at william.nolan@ky.gov or Sherri Smith (502) 955-5436

New Cut Road Mural Design Is Revealed & Work Begun
    Local artist Sabra Lynne Crockett talking about the New Cut Road Mural and its design at the July 15 unveiling. The design for this project is inspired by the landmarks, images and history shared by community individuals at the project’s initial public meeting. The project is scheduled to be finished in September.
    The Mural is sponsored by Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch, through Center For Neighborhoods PAINT - Producing Art in Neighborhoods Together program. "I am honored to sponsor the New Cut Road mural and partner with the Center For Neighborhoods. This mural will capture some of the important landmarks that make this area so special, as well as highlight the unique neighborhoods that make up District 13 and Louisville's South End,” stated Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch.
    The design was revealed July 15 at a public meeting with introduction of the artist and local historians, Stefanie Buzan and Rosemary McCandless, sharing stories about landmarks. Partners in the project include Louisville Visual Art, Louisville Forward, Louisville Metro Department of Public Works, and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

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.

Tails on Trails
When: Saturday September 16, 2017 beginning at 6:00 p.m. 
Where: Paul Yost Recreation Area
Tails on Trails Hike Series #3 
    Join us for our new "Tails on Trails" Adopt-a-Dog hike series as we aim to help adoptable dogs find a forever home. Each hike will be lead by our experienced Volunteers along with Louisville Metro Animal Services Staff and some adoptable dogs, and include an introduction to the Jefferson Memorial Forest and Metro Parks Natural Areas, then Louisville Metro Animal Services Staff. Hikes will be easy to moderate pace with a few stops along the way to interact and catch our breaths. Check out our events calendar for upcoming dates or contact our JMF Welcome Center Team to learn more at 502/368-5404. Note: If you bring your own dog, they must remain on a leash and have good manners. We want everyone, furry and all, to have an enjoyable experience. September 16, begins at 6:00 p.m. Easy 2.4 mile hike. 
Coral Ridge Trail, 11311 Mitchell Hill Rd. Fairdale, KY 40118

Grand Opening of SC Library
      The new $14.5 million South Central Regional Library located at 7300 Jefferson Boulevard near Jefferson Mall in Okolona was officially opened on July 21, 2017 by Mayor Greg Fischer. It is a 40,000-square-foot facility features cutting-edge technology. For more information on the new South Central Regional Library, please visit LFPL.org/SouthCentral, or call (502) 964-3515. 
      Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch, whose District 13 is near the library said she was thrilled about its opening. "This location is about a mile from the border of District 13, so I anticipate great usage from my constituents in the Okolona, Hillview, and Yorktown areas,” she said. “The unique features such as lap top check out and artist in residence provided by Councilwoman Flood D 24 are expected to be a huge asset for our people!"  
      The hours of operation are: Sunday: 1–5 p.m., Monday–Thursday: 9 a.m.–9 p.m., Friday and Saturday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. For more information call (502) 964-3515 or visit LFPL.org/meeting-rooms.htm. 

2nd Annual Fan Fair Kickoff A Success - Fans Still Available
    Over 450 fans were donated by individual, community and corporate partners with 200 of them being distributed at the kickoff, Saturday, June 24! Box and table fans are still available through local Neighborhood Place locations and in our rural counties. For location information and availability, please call KIPDA at 502-266-5571 or the Office for Aging & Disabled Citizens at 502-574-5092. 

7th Annual Homeless Veterans Poker Run/Event
AMVETS POST #61 9405 Smyrna Pkwy, Louisville, Ky. 40272
August 27, registration 10:30am to 12:30 pm
First bike out at 1pm $15 Rider/Bike, $5 passenger
Cash Bar, food available after, Cars welcome,
for more info: Contact- Barbara Wagner 502-526-1684

Free Community Events @ Riverside, The Farnsley-Moremen Landing
Mobile Playground, Music, & Movie Nights
Festivities begin at 5:30 pm. Bring your lawn chair and blanket!
-August 23 Free Movie "The Goonies" PG Family, friends, action comedy and pirates!
7410 Moorman Rd    502-935-6809

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: 

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

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


     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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