DABA Holiday Festival - December 3rd
    This festival takes place at Riverside the Farnsley-Moremen Landing. During this festival we have local groups performing and singing Christmas music and songs. There will be arts and crafts for the children to participate in, along with horse and wagon tours of the property. Families will be able to take a tour of the Historic Home to get a feel of what life was like over 100 years ago on this property. Of course Santa and Ms. Clause will be on hand to greet everyone. 
Old Fashioned Family Holiday Festival WHEN: December 3rd from 2:00pm- 6:00pm WHERE: Riverside, The Farnsley Moremen Landing (7410 Moorman Road Louisville, KY 40272)
    Join the Dixie Area Business Association for the Annual Old Fashioned Family Holiday Festival at Riverside, the Farnsley-Moreman Landing.  FREE activities include: Photos with Santa, Holiday crafts for kids, Horse-drawn wagon rides, Musical entertainment, Tours of the historic Farnsley-Moreman House decorated for the Holiday season! There will also be refreshments avialable for sale and a drawing for holiday wreaths. 

St. Andrews Church Road Widening Project Info
    On Tuesday the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet held an Open House Meeting on the widening of the St. Andrews Church Road from Dixie Hwy to Manslick Road. 
    The project is currently in very early stages of development. The KYTC's Project Development Team will evaluate all public comments and finalize the preferred alternative selection for widening. Their are two sections of the Project: Section 1 - Dixie to Doss High School & Section 2 - Doss High School to Palatka Road. Section 2 is currently funded in the Highway Department's 6-year plan; Section 1 is not. Because of this, it is likely that Section 2 will be constructed before Section 1. No timetable has been set for the construction of Section 1.  Section 2's Final Design is planned for 2017 with planned Right of Way Acquisitions in Late 2017/Early 2018, Utility Relocations in Mid to Late 2019 and Construction to occur Mid to Late 2019. These dates are not final.  Please feel free to contact the below for more information: Contact Info: Department of Highways, District Five 8310 Westport Road Louisville KY. 40242
Phone: (502) 210-5400 Fax: (502) 210-5494
Hours: 8am - 4:30pm EST, M-F

Get Involved, Experience the Forest
Land Steward Volunteer Project Days most Wednesdays & first Saturday of the month @ 9:00am

Trail Team Volunteer Project Days first Saturdayof the month @ 9:00am –Jefferson Memorial Forest
For additional information, contact Sherry.Wright@louisvilleky.gov  

Downtown bridge work complete
    Mayor Fischer and other leaders from Kentucky and Southern Indiana hauled away barricades last Friday in celebration of the end of work related to the new downtown bridge. After nearly 3 ½ years of construction, the city now boasts 12 travel lanes on two interstate bridges linking Kentucky and Indiana.

 Coffee with your Councilman - December 10th
    Join Councilman Blackwell for a cup of coffee at the final Coffee with Your Councilman of 2016. This monthly meeting is an informal way to connect with Councilman Blackwell and the District 12 office. You can ask questions, voice concerns and find out what's going on in Southwest Louisville. Please stop by and enjoy a cup of coffee on us!
WHEN: Saturday, December 10th, 10:00 am - noon 
WHERE: Sister Bean's Coffeehouse, 5225 New Cut Road.
For more information, please contact Liz Kennedy in the District 12 office at liz.kennedy@louisvilleky.gov.

Cut-Your-Own Christmas Tree
Bruce L. Real Tree Farm
Near Marengo, Ind., about 45 miles from Louisville. (812) 944-8824. Opens Friday. Hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday through Dec. 19. Scotch pine, $12. You cut, you dig. Saws provided; bring your own shovel. Dug (balled in burlap) white pine, $25 and up.

Creekside Christmas Tree Farm www.kychristmastreefarms.com
390 Browns Lane, Vine Grove, Ky., about 35 miles from Louisville. (270) 877-5552. Opens Friday, 1-5 p.m. Thereafter, farm will be open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and noon-5 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 12. White pine and Canaan fir, $30. You cut; saws provided. Customers not permitted to dig trees. Carts provided to carry trees from field to vehicle. Tree shaking free; baling is $2. Hot apple cider free for customers.

George C. Wethington Nursery and Christmas Tree Farm
10407 Easum Road, Jeffersontown, Ky (502) 267-5119
13 miles from downtown Louisville, White pine and Norway spruce $20-50

Huber's Orchard & Winery  www.huberwinery.com
19816 Huber Road,Starlight, Ind., about 22 miles from downtown Louisville. (812) 923-9813. Daily, beginning Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. through Dec. 23. Scotch and white pine, $45 (up to 8 feet); Norway spruce, $45 (up to 8 feet); Douglas fir, $60 (up to 9 feet); and blue spruce, $75 (up to 9 feet). You cut; saws provided. Customers not permitted to dig trees, but dug and balled white pine and Norway and
Colorado blue spruce are available, $50 and up. Free wagon rides to the fields. Free cup of hot cider or coffee with tree purchase. Free shaking; baling, $3.

Leota Christmas Tree Farm www.kychristmastreefarms.com 
1903 S. Finley Firehouse Road, Scottsburg, Ind., about 35 miles from Louisville. (812) 752-7160. Daily, beginning Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.;
through Dec. 24. Scotch and white pine, $20-$50. You cut, or let the farm cut; saws provided. Customers not permitted to dig trees. Free shaking and baling. Gift shop. Santa will visit on the weekends (Nov. 27-28, Dec. 4-5 and Dec. 11-12) from 2 to 4 p.m. Randy the reindeer, potbellied pigs (Gertrude and Barney), two goats and four geese on the premises. Free hayride to the tree fields. Wreaths, garlands and roping for sale. You can take pictures of your family sitting in a sleigh near Randy the reindeer.

Meyer Christmas Trees www.indianachristmastree.com
Borden, Ind., about 18 miles from Louisville (812) 923-9355. Daily, beginning Friday after Thanksgiving, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. through Dec. 23. White and Scotch pine, $23; Norway spruce and Colorado blue spruce, $35. You cut; saws provided. Customers not permitted to dig trees. Tree shaking free. Baling is $2. Free greenery; fresh wreaths for sale.

Pine Ridge Farm  www.kychristmastreefarms.com
3701 Valley Creek Drive, Pendleton, near La Grange, Ky., about 28 miles from Louisville. (502) 386-2336. Open only Dec. 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Scotch and white pine, $35 (only 10-foot and taller trees available). You cut; saws provided. Customers not permitted to dig trees. Free tree shaking. Attractions include bonfire and free hot chocolate. Orders taken for custom wreaths and greenery.

Sun Valley Children's Holiday Party - December 9th
    Sun Valley's Annual Holiday Party for children is a great opportunity to get in the holiday spirit. Join us: Friday, December 9th Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm Sun Valley Community Center, 6505 Bethany Lane

Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen Opens
    Homemade Pie Kitchen is Open for business at 4810 Dixie. Open Daily from 7:30am - 10pm. www.piekitchen.com. At the Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen they fresh churn their own ice cream and bake all of their 100+ desserts. From ice creams to pies, cakes, cookies, upside down cupcakes and more. If they sell it they make it fresh!

Altitude Trampoline Park Grand Opening Date Set
    Louisville's largest trampoline park, Altitude Trampoline Park, full of trampolines, basketball courts, a 3-D foam pit, dodge ball, and open jump and gymnastic tracks, is scheduled to open on January 12th.

Annual Highview Holiday Fest Friday - December 2
Central Government Center & Highview Park
6:00pm-8:00pm Come and enjoy lights and decorations throughout Highview Park, horse drawn carriage rides, caroling, children’s activities, refreshments, the Highview Business Showcase and a visit from Santa Claus. This is a free, family-friendly event. 

Free Tree Giveaway 
    Louisville Nature Center is proud to partner with the Louisville Division of Community Forestry and MSD to spread trees throughout Jefferson County. Residents can receive up to five free trees between now and June of 2017.  It’s easy to be a tree steward. Check the Louisville Nature Center website at www.louisvillenaturecenter.org, call 458-1328 or stop by our office to get information on which trees are available. There is a limited number of trees by type so call early for best selection. Trees come in three-gallon pots and average 3 to 5 feet in height. Trees will be available for pick up on several designated dates in fall of 2016 and spring of 2017. Individuals who make a $10 donation to the nature center when ordering will receive free home delivery. Bask in the knowledge that you’ve done a good thing for the environment and left a legacy that will be enjoyed by yourself and generations to come.

​Adult Education Scholarships
    Community Services proudly supports higher education by providing a program that offers tuition assistance to low-income residents attending a 2-year or 4-year degree program. Call 574-5050 to learn more. Eligibility Requirements: Jefferson County resident, Household income within 125% of the federal poverty guidelines, Expect to complete requirements to graduate with an Associate or Bachelor’s degree on or before June 30, 2017, ​Cumulative GPA of 2.3 or higher, ​Currently receiving case management or agree to case management by Community Services representative

​Santa’s Safari Now on Sale
​    Tickets to the Louisville Zoo’s Santa’s Safari are now on sale at www.louisvillezoo.org/santa. This popular annual holiday event will take place December 10–11 & 17–18 with sessions at 10 a.m., Noon and 2 p.m. The Zoo’s Gheens Room in the Islands Pavilion will be transformed into a festive holiday wonderland that will include a visit by Santa, his elves and Frosty the Snowman. A complimentary photo with Santa will be provided for each family. Mrs. Claus will also make an appearance to deliver tasty holiday refreshments for each guest. Every child will be invited to participate in activities including creating a take-home holiday craft, sing-alongs and a holiday story reading. Afterward, families can share an adventure as their Santa’s Safari Passport guides them along a discovery trail through the Zoo’s heated buildings for some special animal insights and encounters. Safari Stations will provide guests with the opportunity to have one-on-one interactions with Zoo educators with biofacts and select Zoo outreach animals. Special tickets are required for all guests. This is often a sell-out event, so be sure to get your tickets early. Tickets must be purchased in advance online. Tickets, which include all-day Zoo admission, are:
-Ages 3 and older — $15.95 for Louisville Zoo members, $20.95 for non-members
-Ages 2 and under — $8.50 for Louisville Zoo members, $11 for non-members. Parking is $5 per vehicle for non-members; purchase the parking pass online with your tickets for maximum convenience
    Visit louisvillezoo.org/santa for tickets and for frequently asked questions. The Zoo’s winter hours are daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (stay until 5 p.m.) Closed only on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Waverly Park Dock Closed
    Waverly Park's dock is closed to the Public. The dock is being removed and replaced. The work started on November 3rd. There is currently no timetable for the repairs as the extent of the repairs are currently unknown. Thank you for your patience and understanding while the dock is closed.

Road to top of Iroquois Park Open through the end of 2016!
    Metro Parks and Recreation will keep the road to the top of Iroquois Park open to vehicle traffic through the end of 2016. Typically the gate at Uppill Road that allows vehicles to pass to the top is open Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays through the end of October, but officials considered the demand to see the newly renovated North Overlook along with the warm, dry weather that’s taken place during the fall in making the decision. The gate to the top of the road will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays through Sunday, January 1, 2017. 

Derby City Coin Club Winter Show
New Location. Holy Family Gymnasium,3926 Poplar Level Rd. Louisville KY, December 3rd, 9AM-4PM, Free Admission, Coins,Paper Money, Coin Supplies, Raffle,Food . 63 Tables.

LIHEAP New Appointment System
    Income-eligible residents can now make an appointment for LIHEAP by phone or on-line, instead of coming in person. The Subsidy Phase of LIHEAP, the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, begins Tuesday and will operate through Dec. 9, 2016, Appointments can be scheduled now. Read here for eligibility and other details. To schedule a LIHEAP appointment, call 991-8391 or visit www.louisvilleky.cascheduler.com.

FREE Hearing Aid Batteries
    Many thanks to Kentucky Assistive Technology Services (KATS) and POWERMAX who donated thousands of new hearing aid batteries to our department to be distributed to local residents. Our Office for Aging & Disabled Citizens (OADC) has three sizes (10s, 13s, and 312s) available on a first come, first served basis. The 'Best Used By' date is 02/2016, but they are still in excellent working order. Persons in need can come to the OADC office located on the 2nd floor of the Edison Center, in the Community Services Suite. The Edison Center address is 701 W. Ormsby Avenue, Louisville, KY 40203. Please call Sarah Teeters for more information and/or to check availability at 502-574-5092. You can also call KATS at 1-800-327-5287 for information on pick up at their site or to donate used hearing aids that will be refurbished and provided to those in need.

New Dixie Highway News
    Public Engagement: Dixie Highway is used by thousands of Louisvillians every day. The New Dixie Highway project team is working hard to keep people informed, and to seek input from residents and commuters that depend on this critical highway. The New Dixie Highway Advisory Team, a group of business, faith, and community leaders, have met twice to review plans and ask questions of engineers and planners. Two evening “Open House” public events were held so that residents could meet with planners and engineers. Comments are being solicited on www.TheNewDixieHighway.com webpage as well as active Facebook and Twitter accounts. 

Louisville Zoo Announces Reduced Winter General Admission Prices and Kroger Wild Winter Days Food Drive with Dare to Care
    The Louisville Zoo adult (12-59) general admission will be reduced to $9.95 and $6.95 for children (ages 3-11) and seniors (60+) starting Nov. 1, 2016 through Feb. 28, 2017. The Louisville Zoo is proud to team up with Kroger to help Dare to Care again support families in our community with a winter food drive during the Zoo’s Kroger Wild Winter Days Nov. 1 through Feb. 28. Guests who bring at least one canned food item per person to benefit Dare to Care or show their Kroger Plus card will receive $1 off winter adult or child admission. If guests do both — bring a canned good and show their Kroger Plus card — they will also receive a voucher for a free carousel ride redeemable March 18 – Sept. 24, 2017. Please note that the carousel is closed for the winter and will reopen weather permitting March 18, 2017. One ticket per Kroger Plus card. Not good with any other offers. To date, the Zoo has collected nearly 25,000 pounds of food thanks to the generosity of its guests. That is the weight of two African elephants like Mikki (photo attached). The offer is not valid for Santa’s Safari, other special fee-based programs, for pre-paid groups, field trips or with other discounts. Some of Dare to Care Food Bank’s most needed items are canned meats, canned fruit and fruit juice, beans, peanut butter, hearty canned soup, rice, cereal (hot and cold), pasta and canned vegetables. Please avoid glass containers. More details are available at www.louisvillezoo.org/wildwinterdays/ The Zoo is open daily year round. Fall/winter hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (exit by 5 p.m.) and continue through March 17, 2017. The Zoo is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. For more information, visit LouisvilleZoo.org.

Construction of the New Regional South Central Library on Schedule
    Library Director, Jim Blandford led Mayor Fischer, Councilwoman Madonna Flood District 24, Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey-Welch D 13, and the Kentucky Commissioner of Libraries on a hard hat tour of the 40,000-square-foot South Central Regional Library under construction in South Louisville's District 24 last Friday. Located on Jefferson Blvd. across from Jefferson Mall, when completed, it will serve more than 160,000 residents in the area and will be twice the size of the existing Okolona Library branch.

6th Annual Free Coat Exchange
    Someone has a coat they do not need- Someone needs a coat they do not have! www.freecoatexchange.org- check our web site for location updates. Please friend us on FACEBOOK WHEN: Friday November 25, 2016 10am-1pm  We welcome anyone who would like to volunteer during the event. At the end of the day we donate any extra coats to non-profits to give away. Please join us at the following locations Louisville KY sites:
   The Green Building, 732 East Market Street Ted Loebenberg, 401 952-6566 info@freecoatexchange.org
  Save-A-Lot Food Store 4148 Taylor Blvd. Craig Oeswein 367-8433 taylorsavelot@hotmail.com
  Save-A-Lot Food Store 2626 Portland Ave .Woo5dy Woodruff 772-0705 woody.handinhand@gamil.com
  St. Paul Ame Church 1518 South 28th St. Rev. Nachia Woods 418 428 n0wood03@gmail.com
  Family Scholar House-Parkland Campus 1309 Catalpa St. Harvetta Ray 855-8569 hray@familyscholarhouse.org
  Westport Road Church of Christ 4500 Westport Road. Donna Risley 270 302 5900 djkrisley@yahoo.com
Drop off sites:
  St. Lukes Episcopal Church, 1206 Maple Lane, Anchorage, Ky.. BobLaMontagne 253-0601 boblam12@gmail.com  
  The Fashion Post Bob Bayersdorfer 423-6700 bob@the fashionpost.com 2420 Lime Kiln Lane Suite F .  
  The Episcopal Church Home 7504 Westport Road Tracy Graham 736-7816 TracyG@echky.org 
  Gilda’s Club 633 Baxter Melanie Traciei Nash 3713061 tracie@gildasclublouisville.org 
  Highland Coffee Company 1140 Bardstown Rd. Greg Hofer 451-4545 highlandcoffeelouisville.com. , 
  New Earth Garden Center 9806 Taylorsville Rd.,Nancy Roberts 261-0005 nancy@the gardencenter.com,  
  Westport Road Baptist Church 9705 Westport Road. Rodney 425-2350 ext 117 rodney@mywrbc.org. 
  St.Matthews Chamber. 3940 Grandview Avenue 502 899 2523 info@stmatthewschamber.com, 
  Commonwealth CU. 3704 Frankfort Avenue Abby Corder 502 564 4775 acorder@cwcu.org.

Contact MetroCall 311!
    Do you have a question or concern that Louisville Metro needs to know about or help you address? Call MetroCall 311 to issue a Service Request and make positive changes for our community. Report a Pothole, MSD concerns, Property Maintenance issues, vacant and abandoned properties, suggestions and more. Members of the community can contact MetroCall 311 in many ways:
  Call 3-1-1 or 502-574-5000  E-mail metrocall@louisvilleky.gov
  Visit our website’s Online Customer Service or Live Chat at www.louisvilleky.gov/metrocall Download our free mobile 311 application from the website Tweet @LouMetro311

South Points Scenic Area
    Visit the new South Points Scenic Area website detailing all of the participating locations by clicking here! Be on the look out for South Louisville's new Tourism Campaign to make residents of Louisville and beyond aware of the many great historical attractions, local independently owned businesses, parks and more in our part of town.  The Southwest Dream Team in partnership with Metro Council, Parks and the many unique South Louisville businesses helped create and fund the South Points Scenic Area Map. When you drive throughout Louisville and along the expressway you will see new large brown identifying signs highlighting South Points Scenic Areas. You can pick up your own South Points Scenic Map at any of the participating local businesses identified on the map. See the full Map & the South Points Scenic Areas by clicking here!

    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.

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