Thunder Over Louisville
Saturday, April 21st
Airshow - 3 P.M.
Fireworks - 9:30 P.M.
For parking and additional information go to www.thunderoverlouisville.org/thunder-day-information

Churchill Downs Opening Night
Opening Night presented by Budweiser
Saturday, April 28th | 5:00 - 11:30 PM
    Churchill Downs and The Fund for the Arts are again partnering to kick off the spectacle of Derby Week and celebrate Louisville’s extraordinary arts community. Event Highlights Awards in the Arts: Orange, The Color of Creativity celebrating local artists for their talent and passion to create. More than 150 artists showcased in over 20 performances & art installations throughout the track. Live Music from The Jesse Lees, Louisville Crashers, and more. 10 thrilling thoroughbred races, including the William Walker Stakes 

Mini-Marathon
Saturday, April 28th Start Time: 7:30 A.M. Main Street, Downtown

Colonial Gardens Redevelopment Underway
   Councilwoman Butler joined Mayor Fischer, Todd and Jeff Underhill and several council members for the demolition of the old pizza restaurant. This is the start of the re-development of the corner which will bring new businesses to our community and revive a busy corner. Underhill Associates is the developer for the project.

Coffee with your Councilman 
    Join Councilman Blackwell on Saturday, April 21st for an informal discussion on the topics, issues, concerns and suggestions you have for District 12 and Southwest Louisville. Stop by Sister Bean's Coffee House anytime between 10:00 am - noon to speak directly with Councilman Blackwell and have a cup of coffee on him! WHEN: Saturday, April 21st, 10 am - Noon WHERE: Sister Bean's Coffee House, 5225 New Cut Rd For more information, contact the District 12 office at 502.574.1112 or danielle.tackett@louisvilleky.gov

Thurby presented by Old Forester
Thursday, May 3rd | 11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
    Celebrate the trifecta of Kentucky pride at Thurby, and enjoy the things that Kentucky is famous for – great horse racing, bourbon, and music! Event Highlights: Kentucky Legends Variety Show hosted by Ben Sollee, featuring live music from himself, Kentucky Native, James Lindsey, Scott Smith and Amythyst Kiah, plus interviews with cultural ambassadors like Jakie Zykan, Old Forester's Master Bourbon Specialist. Kentucky-inspired food and the new Offical Thurby Cocktail. Thurby Classic Sweepstakes - a chance to win a box to the Kentucky Oaks & Derby. 11 thrilling thoroughbred races, including the Kentucky Juvenile Stakes (listed)

Roscoe Goose House Receives Historical Marker
    Councilwoman Butler and Mayor Fischer unveiled the historical marker for the Roscoe Goose House on South Third. Roscoe won the Kentucky Derby in 1913 on a horse with odds of 91 to 1 - the longest odds to ever win! He purchased the house with his winning. After retirement he continued to mentor young jockeys and even allowed them to room with him during the racing season.

Tree Giveaway
April 22, 9:00am - 1:00PM 
Louisville Nature Center 3745 Illinois Ave
    1000 bare-root saplings from the Kentucky Department of Forestry and the National Arbor Day Foundation will be given away! First come, first served - up to 3 trees per family. Master Gardeners will be on hand with helpful information for successful planting of the trees. Tree information: http://bit.ly/2mKHUBJ
    Varieties of trees include: White Dogwood, Redbud, Pawpaw, Loblolly Pine, Blue Spruce, Red Maple, Persimmon, Blackgum, and Sugar Maple. Limit of three per family. Come early for the best selection! Questions? Contact JCMCAEVENTS@gmail.com

Family Movie Night
Southwest Family YMCA Family Movie Night
Friday, May 11, 6-9:30 pm 2800 Fordhaven Road
Free to the community! Activities will be from 6-8pm and will include: Hot Dogs, ice cream, popcorn, inflatables, games, face painting. Movie is on the lawn. Bring your chairs and blankets. Featured Movie: Zootopia

Free Trees
Spring 2018 Giveaway!
Saturday, April 21, 12pm - 2pm, 1400 Bicknell Ave
Louisville Grows Hope Community Garden. Time and species subject to change. 

Drugs in our Community
Dixie Area Business Association presents a community forum Drugs in our Community: Awareness and Resources. Tuesday, April 17, 6pm - 7:30pm 5144 Dixie Hwy. This is a drug toss as well. Bring your old medications - LMPD will properly dispose.

Mayor's Derby Brunch at Riverside
    Join us for the 15th Annual Mayor’s Derby Brunch on the River at Riverside, The Farnsley-Moremen Landing on Sunday, April 29th from 11am-1:30pm! Mayor Greg Fischer will be hosting the event, which serves as a fundraiser for Riverside, The Farnsley-Moremen Landing’s cultural and educational mission of preserving one of the greatest pieces of Southwest Louisville’s history. Please come out and support a fantastic community treasure while dining and celebrating in the spirit of the Kentucky Derby! For more information on purchasing tickets to the event, visit www.riverside-landing.org, or call Riverside at 502-935-6809 (7410 Moorman Road).

Mother's Day Brunch & Nature Walk
    Light brunch and beverages served followed by a walk in our gardens and woods at the Louisville Nature Center. Sunday, May 13 10am to 1pm. $15 Adults $7 Child 12 and under. Member Discounts! Call 458-1328 to register. 3745 Illinois Ave.

Meals on Wheels Volunteering
Interested in Volunteering? Do you have time to participate in 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 Barb Mercer or Claudia Kiper at 935-0310 ext. 244.

South Points 2018 Map Unveiled
    The 2018 edition of the South Points Map was unveiled Tuesday by Mayor Fischer, the Southwest Dream Team, Southwest Metro Council members, local business owners and residents. New to the 2018 map, is an inaugural food district, called “Dine South Points.” Some restaurants included are: Vietnam Kitchen, Binh Phuoc Market, Cocoberry Pops, Shack in the Back BBQ, Golden Wall, La Riviera Maya, Sunergos Coffee and Vietnam Oriental Food Market. ”The Southwest Dream Team is celebrating 10 years of continued efforts to make Southwest Louisville a healthier and more prosperous region of Louisville, and is currently in a strategic planning period,” says Vince Jarboe, President of the Southwest Dream Team.

Zipline at Jefferson Forest Now "Zipline Kingdom"
    Bennett Knox, Jefferson Memorial Forest Parks Administrator, anounced that Kentucky Kingdom is finalizing a contract with Louisville Metro Parks to operate the zipline attraction at the 6,600-acre forest. Kentucky Kingdom President and CEO, Ed Hart spoke at the press conference, "We are very proud to have been given this opportunity by Louisville Metro. This is the first time we’ve extended our footprint of operations outside of the park proper, but the Jefferson Memorial Forest is only a 10-minute drive from Kentucky Kingdom.” Zipline Kingdom is set to open to the public on June 1, 2018. Tentative operating hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through mid-August. The price for the three-hour adventure is $70, but the first visit is free for Kentucky Kingdom season pass holders. Online reservations for the attraction can be made starting May 15, at ziplinekingdom.com.

Thunder Over Louisville parking available at Eva Bandman Park
    Thunder Over Louisville fans making plans for a place to park their cars or pitch a tent have an option that’s close to the action. Louisville Parks and Recreation is selling passes for Thunder weekend at Eva Bandman Park, 1701 River Road. Eva Bandman Park is located along the Ohio River near Frankfort Avenue, less than a 10-minute stroll from the eastern edge of Waterfront Park.
Recreational Vehicles– $200 for Friday and Saturday nights; all parking on the pavement and trailers with up to 40-foot awnings are allowed.
Tents – Campers bringing tents may stay in Eva Bandman Park on Friday and Saturday nights for $50. This includes space for one car, not necessarily next to your tent. Additional cars are $15 each for both RV’s & Tents.
Parking – On Saturday, April 21, parking spots at Eva Bandman Park will be available as long as space permits, at a cost of $20 per vehicle. Cash only, paid at time of arrival. For more information call 502/574-7275 (PARK).

Metro Animal Services' Low-Cost Vaccine and Microchip Clinic
    Protect your pet! Get your pet vaccinated, licensed, and microchipped on Saturday, May 12th, 9 am - 12 pm at Wyandotte Park, Salvation Army Building Front Lot, 1010 Beecher St. Rabies Vaccine: $10 (1-year) or $15 (3-year). Microchip: $25. License: $10 (altered) or $60 (unaltered). Cash and check only. Stop by and visit for info on other FREE and low-cost resources for pets as well.

World Tai Chi Qigong Day
    World Tai Chi Qigong Day will be held on Saturday, April 28, at the Sun Valley Community Center, 6505 Bethany Lane, from 9:00 am to Noon. Admission is free. Come see the gentle art of Tai Chi and Qigong. Learn a few movements to help you relax.  

15th Annual KEN-DUCKY Derby
Saturday, April 28th, 4 P.M. to 8 P.M. 
    Waterfront Fest-A-Ville: 35,000 rubber ducks dropped into the Ohio River. Your duck adoption benefits individuals with disabilities at Harbor House of Louisville. For further information go to https://www.duckrace.com/louisville

FREE Movies under the Stars
@ Iroquois Amphitheater, 1080 amphitheater Rd
Doors Open @ 7:30 pm Movies Begin @ 8:30pm
Concessions Available
Cars 3, G Friday, May 25th
Paddington 2, PG Friday June 22nd
Star Wars: The Last Jedi, PG13, Friday July 6th
Wonder, PG Friday August 17th

Shakespeare in the Park- April 29th
    Councilwoman Fowler has once again partnered with Kentucky Shakespeare to bring back the “Shakespeare in the Parks” Tour to Sun Valley Park this spring! Kentucky Shakespeare will present a production of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night's Dream on the Sun Valley Stage Pavilion (6505 Bethany Lane). The play is FREE to the public and concessions will be available for cost during the event. The event is Sunday, April 29, at 6:00pm! Visit http://kyshakespeare.com/ for a complete list of production information.
​Shakespeare in the Parks - Sun Valley, Riverview & Iroquois Amphitheater
    In addition to the Shakespeare in the Park Event that Councilwoman is partnering with at the Sun Valley Park, there are two other locations throughout April where this wonderful production will take place. One will be at Riverview Park on April 15th at 1pm and the other will be at Iroquois Amphitheater on April 22nd at 1pm! Bring the whole family and enjoy this FREE event!

Pay It Forward - FREE Adoptions at Metro Animal Services
    The Department of Animal Services has a fundamental mission to protect public health and safety, ensure the humane treatment of animals and provide quality, professional service to the public. LMAS serves as an authority in animal welfare by creating and preserving a safe and humane community for both people and animals. LMAS strives to eliminate the euthanasia of adoptable animals in Louisville Metro through education, community engagement, enforcement and leadership efforts. For more information about events, adoption, and donations contact Animal Services (502) 473-7387 3516 Newburg Road Louisville, KY 40205..3705 Manslick Road Louisville, KY 40218

Repair Affair Assistance
    For 25 years, New Directions Repair Affair has helped organize teams of coworkers, church members or friends who spend 4-8 hours transforming the declining home of an elderly or disabled homeowner by making simple home repairs. With over 1,000 annual volunteers, we help repair 180-200 homes every year. Repair Affair projects are available for all skill levels; from painting or yardwork, replacing inoperative door locks, repairing leaky faucets, to building wheelchair ramps. No matter your skill or experience, there’s a Repair Affair project that is perfect for you! Although New Directions Repair Affair can host a team any day of the week, we will celebrate our 25th Anniversary on Saturday June 2nd in Southern Indiana and June 9th in Louisville. Join us on our event days and receive a free lunch and a commemorative t-shirt while helping repair a declining home. To make our 25th year truly special, please volunteer today! Contact Max at 502.719.7125 or email maxm@ndhc.org. You’ll have a great time knowing you’ve made a real difference!

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 todo 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 contact Liz McQuillen at (502) 574-1112 or liz.mcquillen@louisvilleky.gov. 

Party for the Planet: 
A Month-Long Celebration of the Earth
$8.25 admission to the Zoo’s Earth Day celebration on April 29
    The Louisville Zoo is throwing its annual bash for the Earth — Party for the Planet: A Month-Long Celebration of the Earth, powered by Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company. The month of April will feature special activities including zoo keeper presentations, a regional art contest for students, $8.25 admission on April 29 and conservation-minded events every weekend. “While celebrating the Earth is the focus of the event, one of the most wonderful things about it is the awareness it instills in our community and its children,” said LG&E and KU Director of Corporate Responsibility and Community Affairs Angie Evans. “Teaching them from a young age to respect our planet and habits that help to preserve it is a good reminder for us all.” Visit louisvillezoo.org/earth for full details about the entire month.
April Party for the Planet Activities
Multi-Day Events
    Saturdays, April 7, 14, 21 and 28, 7:30- 11:30 a.m.
ZooPoopyDoo Compost and Mulch Sale
Get your garden ready for spring with our unique, high-quality ZooPoopyDoo compost and hardwood bark mulch. Compost is $40 per scoop. Mulch is $19.50 per scoop. Each scoop is 17.8 cubic feet. These products are now available for pre-purchase online at louisvillezoo.org/zoopoopydoo.
    Monday, April 9, 16, 23, & 30, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fun Day Mondays Guests can enjoy $5.25 general admission courtesy of LG&E and KU. There will be special zoo keeper talks and LG&E and KU’s Mini City display plus appearances by Louie the Lightning Bug from Noon to 2 p.m.

SENIOR NUTRITION PROGRAM
Free Lunch for seniors 60 plus regardless of income.
Activities vary daily and may include games, socializing, fitness, speakers and fun. Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Reservations: Call 502-780-0162 by 1 p.m. the day before. Meals served at St. Stephen United Church of Christ 1875 Farnsley Rd., Shively, 40216.

Pothole Reporting Methods
    Reporting potholes is easier than ever! Keeping our roads and community pristine is an important issue for everyone in the area. Follow any of the three simple methods listed below when you see a pothole and Public Works will respond as soon as they can in order to fill them. Use Twitter by including the hashtag #502pothole and the location of the hole in any tweet. Call MetroCall 311 or 574-5000 to report potholes or any other issues. You may also email them at metro.call@louisvilleky.gov

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

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

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

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

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

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

We need a movie theater. R.R. 40258

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Panda Express !!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sun Valley Community Center
6505 Bethany Lane, 40272, 502-937-8802

Shively/Newman Library Programs and Events
3920 Dixie Highway     574-1730

Southwest Library Programs and Events


Iroquois Library Programs and Events
601 W. Woodlawn

Beechmont Community Center

South Louisville Community Center

 KY Fair & Expo Center Event Calendar

Rauch Planetarium
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Kentucky Bluegrass Cornhole

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LOCAL GUIDE
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Batt & Putt (Dixe Hwy)

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Riverside, The Farnsley-
Moremen Landing

Iroquois Amphitheater

Jefferson Memorial Forest

Little Loom House

Waverly Hills Sanatorium

Third Eye Paintball

Manslick Rollerdrome

Sun Valley Community Center

Metro Arts Center




Where To Eat?
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American
Applebees
BW3
Beef O Brady's (Valley Station Rd)
Bob Evans
Christi's Cafe
Frisch's Big Boy
Frontier Diner
Golden Corral
Hoops (Strawberry Lane)
Hooters
Jerry's
KFC ( Valley Station)
Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken
Logan's Steakhouse
McDonalds
Mike Linnig's
Moby Dick (12416 Dixie Hwy)
O'Charleys
Penn Station East Coast Subs (Dixie Hwy)
Popeye's Chicken and Biscuits (Dixie Hwy)
Rubbies (Southside Dr)
Steak n' Shake
Texas Roadhouse
Waffle House


Bakerys
Bar-B-Que
Jimbo's Bar-B-Que (Kenwood Dr)

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

Coffee
Sister Beans Coffee House 
Starbucks

Ice Cream
Valley Station Dairy Freeze
O's Cool Ice Cream 
 Hours: M-Sat 12-8 Sun 12-6


Italian
Tuscany Italian Restaurant (Outer Loop)
Fazolis

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

PIZZA
Bonnie & Clydes
Iroquois Pizza
Mr. Gattis
Dominoes
Pizza Hut
Papa Johns

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

Business Directory
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Accounting
Hemingway & Travelstead
3201 Fern Valley Rd Ste 110
Louisville, KY 40213
968-1892  Email: bheming@bellsouth.net
Appliance Repair
A All Appliance Service      937-3535969-2477
363-4121 
Auto Detail

Auto Repair & Towing

Bait Shop
Pepper Bait & Tackle
PEPPER TACKLE (LIVE BAIT & FISHING, HUNTING SUPPLIES.)  12502 DIXIE HIGHWAY  LOUISVILLE 40272
Car Wash
Goo-Goo 3 Minute Express Wash
7773 Dixie Hwy 
Child Care
Pat's Playschool    4 Locations   4606 Manslick Rd, 8400 National Turnpike, 7729 & 7731 St. Andrews Church Road






Counseling
Delp Counselling Center
Diana Delp, MEd, LMFT, PLLC
2210 GoldsSmith Ln Suite 103
Louisville,Kentucky 40218
(502) 645-9469

Dentists

Doctors

Drycleaning

Education
National College
Fishing
Eagle Lake
Furniture
Bennett's Furniture Refinishing LLC
4225 Hillview Ave.
Shively, Ky. 40216
Grocery
Aldi
Melton's
Haircuts
Ken's Haircutting (W.Pages Lane)
SportsClips Haircuts (Dixie Hwy)
First Class Nails Hair Tanning (Shively)
The Edge Hair Salon (Lower Hunters Trace)
Hair V
Insurance

Motorcycle Repair

Nail Salons
First Class Nails Hair Tanning (Shively)
World Nails (Outer Loop)
Pet Grooming
Printing
Holt Printing Company

Tree Service
Marcell's Tree Service
502-458-9334
YOGA
www.supreme-peace-yoga.com
808 West Ashland Ave 40215
502-644-5796
Veterinarians
Gailor Animal Hospital
Window Tinting
R&M Detailing and Window Tinting  821-9102
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