Jefferson County Master Gardeners Fruit Tree Sale
    The JCMGA is offering great Arbor Day deals on 1-inch caliper fruit trees for residents of Jefferson County. Varieties have been carefully chosen to thrive in Kentucky’s climate. The Master Gardeners will also offer a fruit tree care class that morning at 10:00 AM for all tree purchasers. (Limit one tree per customer)
$25 per Tree. 
VARIETIES OF TREES AVAILABLE INCLUDE: Golden Delicious Apple, Liberty Apple, Jonathan Apple, Burbank Elberta Peach, Texas Brown Turkey Fig.
Only 100 trees are available so order early for the best selection!!

Fairdale's Shack in the Back "Burgoo" Chosen as #4 Favorite in Kentucky
    How do you burgoo? Unless you happen to have spent time in Kentucky’s “burgoo belt,” you might not be familiar with this highly regional stew that’s a staple on the menu of barbecue joints throughout the state. 
    Fairdale's Shack in the Back BBQ chosen as 4th favorite restaurant serving burgoo in Kentucky and the only one in Louisville. Everything from Shack in the Back BBQ in Fairdale is homemade in their kitchen each day, and that includes the burgoo, available throughout the year.

Green Heart Louisville project
    Green Heart Louisville is a first-of-its-kind scientific experiment that will test if increasing green space in a neighborhood will improve air quality and human health. We are studying how Louisville's tree canopy affects heart health and risk for developing diabetes and obesity. Our researchers will investigate new ways to prevent heart disease, diabetes, and obesity and develop a scientifically backed "greenprint" for creating healthier cities. The location for the Green Heart Project was evaluated based on existing tree canopy, major roadways, population density, plantable space, and neighborhood characteristics. From that assessment, a three-square mile area of South Louisville encompassing six neighborhoods: Oakdale / Wyandotte, Wilder Park, Taylor-Berry, Beechmont and Hazelwood. Wyandotte Park received 100 new trees thanks to grant from the Nature Conservancy.

FREE TREE Give-aways March 16 & 23
Mark your calendars for the following tree giveaways hosted by the Division of Community Forestry:
Saturday, March 16, 2019 at the Louisville Zoo,1100 Trevilian Way, 9:00am-11:00am
Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Jefferson Community & Technical College, 125 W Broadway, 11:00am-1:00pm

Metro Arts Camp April 1st - April 5th
    Louisville Visual Art is excited to announce our first-ever Spring Break Art Camp, "Imagine Spring," offered in partnership with the Louisville Metro Arts Community Center. "Imagine Spring" offers a fun, varied curriculum that teaches campers the fundamentals of creative expression. Art-centric learning and making is enlivened by the whimsy characteristic of LVA camps, which ensures that each camper has a unique experience. Two snacks included. Campers provide their own lunch and bottle of water.  
When: April 1st–5th 2019 Ages 7 to 12. Location: Metro Arts Community Center, 8360 Dixie Highway, Louisville, KY 40258. Fee: $150 for half day camp / $205 for whole day camp Activities include: Pottery, Mosaics, Natural and Upcycled material sculptures, Drawing, and more! A Full Day includes: Drop Off 7:30a / Pick Up 6p Half Day: Drop Off 7:30a / Pick Up 12p
Contact: Annette Cable at

Senior Softball League
    Ages 60 and older play on Tuesday mornings and 65 and older play on Thursday mornings at Camp Taylor Park, 4201 Lee Park. For registration information please contact Al Benniger at 502/458-7727 or Louisville Parks Athletics Office at 502/574-4515.

2019 Nulu Bock Fest
Saturday, March 30 from 12 pm - 7 pm, 600 and 700 blocks of East Market Street

South Louisville Business Association March 27 Meeting
Networking & Luncheon, Iroquois Amphitheater
12:00 n - 1:00 pm Topic: Office of the Jefferson County Property Valuation Administrator on commercial property values in South Louisville. Lunch: Jimbo's Bar-B-Q

Kentucky Derby Festival Spring Fashion Show presented by Macy's
Thursday, March 28 at 5:30 pm, Horseshoe Casino 

Pitch, Hit and Run Competition
    The annual Pitch, Hit, and Run competition begins March 30 at Petersburg Park.The competition will continue on April 6 at Wyandotte Park.Competitors ages 7-14 are invited to come practice throwing strikes at a designated target, hitting for distance and accuracy, and sprinting from 2nd base to home plate. For more information, call 502/574-4515 or e-mail 

DJ Pauly D @ Fourth St Live!
Friday March 29 from 8 pm - 11 pm, Fourth Street Live!

Fourth St Live! Pizza, Paint and Pinot (Pet edition)
Saturday, March 23 from 5 pm - 7 pm, Pizza Bar 

Woodford Reserve Best of Kentucky Dinner Series
Saturday, March 23 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm, Woodford Reserve Distillery  

Brightside's April 13 Community Wide Clean-Up Taking Signups!
    Brightside & Passport Health Plan Community-Wide Cleanup date has been set for Saturday, April 13th! Online registration will open on Friday, February 15th at All cleanup teams will receive bags and gloves at no cost, and the first 5,000 volunteers to register will also receive a free t-shirt! The Supply pick-up date is March 31st at the Iroquois Amphitheater from 2 - 5 P.M

Wizards and Witches Beer Festival
Friday, March 29 at 6:30 pm, The Gillespie 

NCAA Tournament Block Party
Thursday, March 28 & Saturday, March 30 from 10 am - 8 pm, 150 W Washington St; under the 2nd St. Bridge

Papa John's 10 Miler
Saturday, March 23 at 6 am, University of Louisville Cardinals Football Stadium -Gate 6 

Louisville United Pro Boxing
Saturday, March 23 at 7 pm, Bourbon Hall 

LouCity FC vs Hartford Athletics
Saturday, March 23 at 7 pm, Louisville Slugger Field 

2019 NCAA Men's Division 1 Basketball Regional Championship (South Region)
Thursday, March 28 - Saturday, March 30, KFC Yum! Center

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.

Heine Brothers Opens in South Louisville 
    Our Grand Opening Celebration is this Thursday, March 14 - the first 200 customers when we open will receive a limited-edition HB-Outer Loop mug filled with deals and goodies. We'll also have a ribbon cutting at 9am with Mayor Fischer and Greater Louisville INC. The new HB-Outer Loop is located at 3541 Outer Loop, just off of I-65 before you get to Preston Highway. With a spacious cafe, convenient drive-thru, and patio seating, we're here with our organic fair-trade coffee & tea, locally-made food, and friendly baristas. 

Metro Arts Community Center
    We are excited to announce the Metro Arts Community Center is now open! The building recently received a colorful new window wrap, and new programs and classes will be coming to the site, which is now known as the Metro Arts Community Center.Visit the website to view open hours, and try to solve our interact jigsaw puzzle based on Hannah Thompson's artwork!
Spring Break Art Camp
April 1st - 5th; 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. OR 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Ages 7 - 12
    Offers a fun, varied curriculum that teaches campers the fundamentals of creative expression. Art-centric learning and making is enlivened by the whimsy characteristic of LVA camps, which ensures that each camper has a unique experience. Two snacks included but campers are responsible for bringing their own lunch and water bottle. Activities include: pottery, mosaics, upcycled material sculptures, drawing, and more
To register visit

Shark Tank Open Casting Call
    Attend an Open Call where you will be given the opportunity to do a 1-minute pitch of your business/product/idea to a member of the Casting Team -- just like you would as if you were on the show. Come prepared to wow and dazzle us. Be advised: security may check your bag and you are responsible for your own parking. We do not validate. To apply at an Open Call you must have a completed Application Packet and bring it with you. Please take the time to complete it fully and legibly.
    All Open Calls are open to the general public. As long as you arrive during the allotted "Numbered Wristbands Distributed" time and receive a wristband you will have the chance to pitch. There is no reason to camp out the night before. Please be respectful of the neighborhood in regards to trash and noise. If you have any questions please email us at We will get back to you as soon as we can. Please do NOT call the venue. MONDAY, APRIL 29TH - The University Club, 200 E Brandeis Ave, 9am. 

Gutermuth Elementary's "Aladdin"
    Gutermuth Elementary School was awarded a Disney/Center for the Arts grant to stage the junior version of Aladdin. The students/performers/crew (pictured above) also helped with sets and costumes. Via the grant the cast, crew and chaperones also got to see the Broadway version of Aladdin at the Kentucky Center for the Arts.

    For more than 20 years Jefferson Memorial Forest has helped kids fall in love with the outdoors through summer day camps. Our summer day camps offer a variety of themes to allow kids with many different interests to find their own personal connection to the outdoors; from Science, Drama, History, Adventure, and of course, lots of FUN! With small group ratios (2 staff to 15 campers) and immersive outdoor experiences, kids are able to have completely new hands-on experiences in the outdoors. At Jefferson Memorial Forest we believe in the impact of summer day camps; we have seen first-hand the formation of new leaders, artists, naturalists, playwrights, and explorers. Our summer day camps do fill quickly so register early (before April 10th receives a discount). Sessions are available for ages 7 to 15 and are grouped according to age for the best learning and social environment. Jefferson Memorial Forest Summer Day camps: No screens, no parents, no boredom; just a forest full of adventure & endless stories! Camp runs June through August. Please call (502) 368-5404 for directions or additional information

Dixie Hwy Traffic Lights - Kentucky Transportation Update
    KYTC plans to begin work on the Dixie Highway traffic signals between Greenwood Road and Moorman Road on March 11th. Work will begin at the Moorman Road intersection and will progress north to Greenwood Road. Each intersection will be completed before moving to the next intersection. The new Dixie Highway traffic signals will operate on an auto detection loop system. Currently, Dixie Highway traffic lights are on a timed system. The new loops being installed will improve traffic flow by detecting vehicles at intersections. These loops will be installed at each intersection south of Greenwood Road. All sawing and loop instillation will be done at night. Louisville Metro and KYTC staff will be on sight to ensure traffic signals function properly. New traffic signals will be utilized after loop installation.

Southwest Library Upcoming Events

Go to the link below to be directed to more Southwest Library events located on Dixie Highway!

    DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS GREAT OPPORTUNITY ORDER YOUR ENGRAVED BRICK TODAY! The purpose of the Lady Vikings Softball Team – Buy a Brick Campaign. It is to improve our softball facility. By paving a path through the past while building a bridge to the Future! Hosted by Fundraising Brick. Engraved Brick Order Deadline: Ongoing. For additional information regarding our engraved brick campaign please contact: Charles Scott at or call 502-485-8339.

Pedal Power Asks Community for Help
    If you have an old bicycle that you are not using or bike parts and accessories, consider donating them. Pedal Power's goal is to give 100 refurbished bicycles to Kentucky Refugee Ministries in April for the Mayor's Give A Day celebration. Donations can be made anytime at the Bike Barn behind Beargrass Christian Church at 4100 Shelbyville Rd, or you can volunteer to repair bikes on Wednesdays. Winter hours are 3-5 p.m. Spring hours are 4-6 p.m.

Cleanup Our Community - Throw Away Illegal Lawn Signs
    We all see the signs cluttering our major road ways stating:"We Buy Houses"
"Rent to Own"; "Express Cash"; "Junk Cars - Cash Paid". These signs are regularly and illegally posted on telephone poles and in the right-of-way of businesses and busy intersections. These signs clutter our streets and eventually fall down and litter our roadways, sewers and environment. If you walk by these signs or live somewhere where these signs are posted, help clean up our community by taking them down and throwing them away

Free Yoga Class
South Louisville Community Center 
The South Louisville Community Center - 2911 Taylor Boulevard - is hosting a FREE yoga class each Monday through March. Classes start at 6:30pm

March Events at JMF
Sat, March 30, 9 a.m. to Noon
Become another Katniss or Robin Hood by learning to safely use a bow and arrow. Program teaches familiarization with equipment as well as form and the skills needed to hit your mark. Meet at the Horine Reservation. Fee: $18/person. Call to preregister. For all levels of experience.
Alpine Tower Night Climb
Fri, March 29, 6:30-10 p.m.
Challenge yourself on our 52-foot climbing tower... in the dark! Learn basic climbing techniques to gain self-esteem, confidence and problem-solving skills. Wear tennis shoes and long pants or shorts, and bring your headlamp! Maximum climber size: 275 pounds, 46” waistline or 55” chest Minimum size: 42” tall and 45 pounds. Meet at the Horine Reservation. Ages 10 and older. Fee: $20/person. Preregister and prepay at the Welcome Center.

Upcoming Iroquois Amphitheater Event
Friday & Saturday, April 19th & 20th, 8:00 P.M.
"Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit" with special guest "JD McPherson. For ticket information for this show and all Events go to ""

Louisville’s Annual World Tai Chi & QiGong Day - Saturday, April 27, 2019 
    Part of an international annual event, Louisville's World Tai Chi Day celebration at Nu Chapter Tai Chi Chuan & Qigong Institute. Offers Tai Chi & martial arts demonstrations, and information on local classes & resources.
    Tai Chi is practiced by millions around the world; the slow & peaceful movements relieve stress, strengthen the body, & improve posture, balance, & overall health. When: Saturday, April 27, 2019 9:00 am to 1:00 pm  Where: Sun Valley Community Center 6505 Bethany Ln Louisville Ky. 40272

Sign up for Free Trees thru Community Canopy Program
    TreesLouisville, a nonprofit organization focused on replenishing the urban tree canopy in Louisville. We are partnering with the Arbor Day Foundation for a program called Community Canopy to provide free trees for residents of Louisville. 
    TreesLouisville is partnering with the Arbor Day Foundation to provide 870 free canopy trees to Louisville residents. Louisville loses around 54,000 trees yearly and this is one way we can help replenish our depleted canopy. Residents of Louisville can go to to participate. The program will have them provide an address, outline their home, and choose a tree from a selection of bald cypress, sugar maple, sycamore, tuliptree, blackgum, or swamp white oak. The program will recommend a location to plant the tree to maximize energy savings.
    After making their selection, participants will either have their tree shipped directly to their home or can pick up their selection Saturday March 9 from 11am-6pm or Sunday March 10 from 11am-5pm at Fresh Start Growers Supply: 1007 E. Jefferson St. Louisville, KY 40206. This is the first of four seasonal Community Canopy programs. The goal is to provide Louisville residents with over 3,500 free trees over the next two years.

Rainbow Kitten Surprise
North American Tour 2019
Tickets for this All Ages show go on sale 2/8 at 10am
VIP $99 (On sale 2/6) General Admission: ADV $33.50 / DOS $36
Rainbow Kitten Surprise has partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket sold will go to support Equality NC, and their work dedicated to securing equal rights and protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) North Carolinians. Purchase tickets in person at the Box Office, by phone (877) 987-6487 or at Phone, internet & outlet orders subject to convenience fee.

Free Fiber Arts Class 
    Every Tuesday until April 09, 2019. All classes are 5:00pm to 6:00pm. Beechmont Community Center. The Little Loomhouse is offering a fiber art workshop on Tuesdays from 5 - 6 p.m. starting January 29 at Beechmont Community Center. These classes are free and open to the public. Classes are held in conjunction with the Kid's Cafe free meal program.

Mary M. Miller Riverboat Cruise Rescheduled - April 14
    The rescheduled Mary M. Miller riverboat cruise is coming up soon! Due to dangerous weather conditions, the original date was cancelled and moved to Sunday, April 14th in order to give enough time for water levels to return to normal. There will be two cruise departure times, 1:00pm and 4:30pm. Boarding will begin 30 minutes prior to each of these scheduled times. Limited seating will be available the day of the cruises. You can reserve a seat by visiting Southwest Community Ministries and giving a $5 suggested minimum donation.
When: Sunday, April 14th 1:30pm &4:00pm
Where: Riverview Park, 8202 Greenwood Rd.
    All reserved seats on the previously cancelled cruise date will be honored April 14th. If you have any questions, please call Southwest Community Ministries (502) 935-0310.

Forest Treasures Spring Break Camp
Location:Louisville Nature Center, 3745 Illinois Ave.
Date: April 1 - April 5 Time:9am - 4pm before and after care available.

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.

Southwest Community Ministries Needs Your Help!
Meals on Wheels 
    Southwest Community Ministries is looking for kindhearted, friendly people to deliver meals to home-bound seniors in the 40272 and 40258 zip codes. Delivery takes about an hour weekly, twice a month if you prefer to deliver two days/month. We have a Tuesday route that departs from Sun Valley Community Center (10:00 am) or a Wednesday, Thursday or Friday route departing from Sts. Mary and Elizabeth Hospital in the afternoon (3:30). If you want to make a difference in a senior's life, and yours, please contact Jessica Burnett 502-935-0310 ext. 244. 
Food Pantry 
    The Food Pantry, one of several food programs operated by SWCM, needs additional donations during the Holiday Season for the increased requests. Located at 8504 Terry Road Louisville, KY 40258. Food Pantry Hours: Monday to Friday (11:30 AM - 3:00 PM) Contact information: 502.935.0310; Fax: 502.933.0319

Fun Fact
Did you know that Iroquois Park, Louisville's largest Olmsted park, is 85% the size of New York City's Central Park? Iroquois Park is just over 725 acres. That is a lot of park to enjoy!

Report Street Light Outages
You can report streetlights to LG&E/KU by following this link:

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

We need a movie theater. R.R. 40258

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Panda Express !!!!

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

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

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

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

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

I would just like to see more people take pride in the home,yards and neighborhoods. We have to many properties/homes that are not being kept up by the owners or tenants. They can ''pretty'' up Dixie Hwy. all they want if the surrounding neighborhoods and homes are run down they are wasting their time and monies. Andy 40258

I wish more southerners would take a little pride in the area and STOP LITTERING and maybe even pick up someone else's litter. Roads by Iroquois Park, 3rd near near stores, strawberry ln, and the new Crittened connector are covered in litter. JJ 40214

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