FREE Fall Family Festival
      Free to the entire community! Activities include: Pick your own pumpkin, Inflatable Fun, Face Painting, Games & Activities, Group Fitness Demos, Hot Dogs for everyone. Friday, October 19th, 5:30pm to 7:30pm, Southwest YMCA, 2800 Fordhaven Rd. Festival brought to you by Councilman David Yates, Councilman Rick Blackwell, and the Southwest YMCA.

FREE Junk Drop-Off
    The new location for the junk drop-off is the Sun Valley Ball Fields. Please enter from Ashby Lane ONLY. All district 14 residents are welcome. -No hazardous materials -No Concrete, bricks, or construction materials -No batteries -Please note you must be a resident of Jefferson County to participate. Sun Valley Ball Fields off of Ashby Lane, Saturday, October 20th, 10am-2pm

DABA's Trick-or-Treat @ Farnsley Moreman October 24th
      Bring out the kids for some treats and fun at the annual Halloween Trick or Treat event sponsored by DABA (Dixie Area Business Association)! All booths sponsored by businesses in the area! When: October 24th, 5:30pm - 7pm Where: Riverside, The Farnsley-Moremen Landing (7410 Moorman Road) 

FREE Wine Tasting
    Come join us Wednesday, October 24th, from 4pm to 6pm and taste the new Day of the Dead wines from New Mexico, just in time for Halloween. Also there will be samples of their new ready made mimosas in four delicious flavors! Come and getcha some! Valley Liquors, 10608 Dixie Hwy, 502-937-5777.

Donate your tree to the City!
    It may only be the middle of October, but Louisville Metro is looking for someone to donate the large Christmas tree that will stand in Jefferson Square Park through the holidays. “Just like most families preparing for the holidays, we’re looking for the perfect Christmas tree,” said Mayor Greg Fischer. “This is the main attraction at Light Up Louisville and it will stay up throughout the holiday season.” The tree should be a spruce or fir, about 40 feet tall and well-shaped. The city will cut and transport the tree to its prominent spot across from Metro Hall at Sixth and Jefferson Streets. Anyone interested in donating a tree should call MetroCall 311 (574-5000). The tree donor will attend the Light Up Louisville sponsor reception as a featured guest of Mayor Fischer for the Light Up celebration. Light Up Louisville is held annually on the day after Thanksgiving. This year, the event, in its 38th year, will be held on Friday, Nov. 23. The tree will be moved with the support of LG&E, Bob Ray Company and Louisville Parks and Recreation. Light Up Louisville is made possible through the support of our amazing sponsors: LG&E, Louisville Tourism, AT&T, Ford/UAW, 106.9 Play!, Louisville Magazine, Outfront Media and WLKY. 

Churchill Downs Family Adventure Day
Trick-or-Treat at the Track presented by Kroger
Bring the kids out for a day of racing and Halloween activities, including trick-or-treating under the Twin Spires!
Sunday, October 28

McKune Council Ladies Auxiliary #2012 Huge Indoor Yard Sale 
Saturday, October 20th, 8:00am to 2:00pm, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cafeteria New Cut & Southside Drive

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular Returns October 9  
      The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular began in Oxford, Massachusetts in 1988. The Louisville event, celebrating its 6th year in 2018, is held in Iroquois Park with 5,000 carved pumpkins lining a ¼-mile walking trail, illuminated at night as an “art show”. WHEN: October 9 – November 4 Open daily from dusk to 11 p.m., during the week, Sunday-Thursday. Closes at midnight on Friday & Saturday. WHERE: Iroquois Amphitheater, 1080 Amphitheater Rd, Louisville, KY 40214. Nightly illumination! Entertainment for the whole family! 5,000 illuminated pumpkins on a 1,500-ft. trail, with more than 100 pumpkins carved into veritable works of art. Presented, each year, in newly themed scenes, with music. Proceeds benefit the Louisville Parks Foundation.​

Councilman Yates' Coat A Kid Drive at Shirley's Way Queen of Hearts Drawing - Oct 15th
WHEN: October 15th at 8pm WHERE: Khalil’s, 10966 Dixie Highway, 40272
    Councilman Yates is sponsoring a Metro Council Coat a Kid Drive to donate directly to JCPS students in need. The coat drive is similar to last year’s event that raised over 300 new coats for students across our city. David has secured the donation of a new flat screen TV that will be raffled off to members of our community that donate NEW coats, gloves & scarves or provide a minimum $25 donation to support keeping JCPS students in need. ACCEPTED DONATIONS: NEW Coats, NEW Gloves & NEW Scarves, Minimum $25 Donation for JCPS Clothing Program. The raffle will take place between 8pm & 8:30pm. The Queen of Hearts Drawing is a massively successful charitable event that supports Shirley’s Way, a great local Valley Station non-profit that benefits families struggling to pay bills or pay for groceries when a family member is suffering from cancer.

Halloween Events
Zombie Park
Friday & Saturday, October 19 & 20, 8-11pm
4201 Lee Ave, 897-9949
Make your way through the haunted park and corn maze, but beware of zombies! Admission is $5

FREE Riverside Trick or Treat
Wednesday, October 24, 5:30pm-7pm
Riverside, The Farnsley-Moremen Landing, 7410 Moorman Road, 935-6809
Bring the kids out for treats and fun sponsored by DABA

Halloween Party
Friday, October 26th, 5-6:30pm
Beechmont Community Center, 205 West Wellington Ave, 361-5484
Enjoy arts and craft activity stations and snacks.

FREE Spooky Monday Movies
Iroquois Amphitheater, 1080 Amphitheater Rd, 368-5865
All movies begin at 7pm
October 15th Halloweentown
October 22nd Hocus Pocus
October 29th The Nightmare Before Christmas

Children's Halloween Party
Friday, October 26, 6:30-8:30pm
Sun Valley Community Center, 6505 Bethany Lane, 937-8802
Games, trick or treating, hayrides, haunted house, bounce houses and train rides.

Senior Halloween Party
Wednesday, October 31, 10:30-12:30pm
Sun Valley Community Center, 6505 Bethany Lane, 937-8802
Food and treats, games, and a concert with local artist Doug Pinson.

Fall Bazaar
Saturday, October 20th, 9am-2pm
Mosaic United Methodist Church, 8008 St. Andrews Church Rd
    A Large Varity of Vendors! Wood Works, Handmade Quilts, Scarves, Jewelry, Embroidery, Screen Print T-shirts, Pampered Chef, and Lots More! Children Activities, Face Painting, Silent Auction, Door Prizes. Breakfast and Lunch Served. For info call 935-5223.  

Jack O' Lantern Stroll
Friday, October 19 at 6 pm, 1960 Bardstown Road 

Wilderness Louisville Forest Adventure 
Saturday, October 20 at 9 am, Jefferson Memorial Forest 

Dress for Success Louisville Gala
Friday, October 26 from 6 pm to 9:30 pm, The Ice House 

Cars and Coffee
Saturday, October 27 at 2 pm, 13576 Blue Lick Road 

Witches Night Out
Saturday, October 27 at 5 pm, Kentucky Expo Center 

18th Century Market Fair
Saturday, October 27 & Sunday, October 28 from 10 am to 4:30 pm, Locust Grove 

10th Annual JDRF Open Car & Motorcycle Show
Sunday, October 28 from 11 am to 4 pm, Louisville Water Tower 

An Evening with Poe
through November 3, Frazier History Museum 

Via Colori Street Painting Festival
Saturday, October 20 at 10, Waterfront Park 

LO Family: Halloween Spooktacular
Saturday, October 20 at 10, Brown Theatre 

Archaeology Day & Riverside 25th Anniversary Commemoration
Sunday, October 21 from 1 pm to 5 pm, Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing 

Free Dive-In Movie Night
Friday, October 26 at 7 pm, Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center 

UofL 2018 Homecoming Step Show
Friday, October 26 at 7 pm, 970 S. Fourth St. 

Saturday, October 27 from 6 pm to 10 pm, Central Park Amphitheater 

Farmers Market
through October 31, 4th Street Live! 

The Taste of Louisville
Wednesday, October 17 at 6 pm, Churchill Downs 

Moonshine Mash Bash
Friday, October 19 at 6 pm, Gheens Science Hall and Rauch 

Urban Bourbon Half Marathon
Saturday, October 20 at 8 am, Downtown Louisville 

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
Saturday, October 27 at 8 am, Waterfront Park 

Food Literacy Program
    A new outdoor classroom is planned at the Iroquois Farm off Bicknell Ave to assist in teaching students about farming, growing their own fruits and vegetables and a healthy lifestyle. A USDA grant is helping with the construction. 

JMF Events
Wilderness Louisville Forest Adventure 
Sat., Oct. 20, 9:00 AM- 2:00 PM
Join JMF staff for a family-friendly fall exploration of Jefferson Memorial Forest. The event is held near the Forest’s Environmental Education Center and offers a wide variety of activities showcasing all the Forest has to offer. Forest staff and volunteers introduce visitors to our native plant gardens and animal exhibits. Activities for children are provided in the Nature Explore area. Climb the 52-ft Alpine Tower, try your hand at archery, and fish on Mitchell Hill Lake. Free pumpkins, pumpkin decorating, and hay rides. Food will be available for purchase. A portion of food sales go to benefit the Forest. Event takes place in the Horine Reservation. Event is FREE and open to public.

OCT 27th Free Guided Hike
Cemetary Rd (2 mi) EASY
Meet at Horine Reservation Parking lot 7 PM

Outdoor Skills – Orienteering I 
Saturday, November 3, 9:00 AM -12:00 PM
Map and landscape reading are skills every outdoor person should possess. Equip yourself with the knowledge necessary to read and interpret topographic maps and locate destinations while using a compass. These in-field exercises are a hands-on learning experience. Program meets in the Horine Reservation main parking lot. 
This program is for ages 8 and up. A parent/ legal guardian must accompany any participant under the age of 18. Pre-Registration is required by calling 502-368-5404 Fee $18/person Minimum number of participants: 4 Max: 15.

Saturday, Nov 10, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM 
Become another Katniss or Robin Hood by learning how to safely use a bow and arrow. This program teaches familiarization with equipment as well as the form and skills needed to hit your marks. This program is for all physical ability levels. This program is for ages 8 and up. A parent/ legal guardian must accompany any participant under the age of 18. All equipment is provided. Program meets in Horine Reservation Pre-Registration is required by calling 502-368-5404 Fee $18/person Combined with First People Survival Skills both programs are $5 off. 
Minimum number of participants: 4 Max: 15.

Nov. 10th Free Guided Hike
Veterans Day hike Purple Heart Trail (2 mi) STRENUOUS
Meet at Tom Wallace Recreation Area, Last parking lot at 9 PM

Free shredding event November 3
    Louisville residents are invited to bring unneeded documents to be shredded and disposed of at a free event on November 3, 2018. Citizens can protect themselves from identify theft by bringing items to: Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, 1030 Phillips Lane, Saturday, November 3, 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Businesses may not participate in this event. All paper materials will be shredded onsite and recycled. Shredding donated by Shred-It.

​Leaf Drop-Off begins Nov. 6
    Louisville Metro residents not mulching autumn leaves into their lawns or using curbside collection will have the option to dispose of them at one of three drop-off sites beginning November 6. Metro Public Works is offering a free leaf drop-off service November 6 through December 1. Drop-off will not be available on November 22 and 23 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Only loose leaves will be accepted. Containers used to bring leaves to the drop-off sites must be disposed of off-site by residents.
 Leaf drop off sites:
 Public Works Yard
10500 Lower River Road (enter from Bethany Lane)
Tuesday – Saturday
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
 Public Works East District Operations Center
595 Hubbards Lane
Tuesday – Saturday
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
 Public Works Waste Reduction Center
636 Meriwether Avenue
Tuesday – Friday
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

A Healthy Journey for Two Educational Baby Shower
Tuesday, October 23rd, 1 P.M. to 3 P.M., 4255 Hazelwood Ave 
    For more information, contact Mendy Mason at 341-5400. A Healthy Journey for Two is an educational baby shower open to any expectant mothers. The class will include a range of information and resources, as well as free baby items, gift cards, prizes, and snacks. Hosted by Seven Counties and KIDSNow. Fathers are welcome but must be registered. 

Louisville Jack O' Lantern Spectacular
Tuesday, October 9 through Friday, November 4, Iroquois Amphitheater 

Free Soccer Clinic
Wednesdays from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm, Wyandotte Park, 1104 Beecher St. Every Wednesday in October! Ages 5-12. To register call 574-7275

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!

Early LIHEAP registration for elderly or disabled individuals on a fixed income
    Louisville Metro Resilience and Community Services (RCS) is offering pre-registration for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), Subsidy Component. The pre-registration is October 3rd to October 31st. Schedule an appointment by calling 502-991-8391 or online at

DABA's 5th Annual Trick-Or-Treat
    We are inviting local businesses to participate in our annual family Halloween event. Set up a booth and network with the community by handing out candy to Trick-or-Treaters. The event is Wednesday, October 24th, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Riverside, The Farnsley-Moremen Landing. Reserve your space by 10/18 by calling Jim Caskey at 767-8220.

Citizen Forester Training 101 
October 20th, 9:30 A.M.-3 P.M. Salvation Army, 1010 Beecher Street, Training class cost $25
    The Citizen Forestry Training 101 is the foundation of Louisville Grows' Tree Planting Program. Through the Citizen Forestry 101 course, participants learn how to build and maintain our neighborhood and community forests. Participants are taught basic tree anatomy and physiology, environmental stewardship, tree planting skills and how to lead other volunteers in proper planting and caring for trees. For tickets or further information call (502) 753-9079.

Wilderness Louisville Forest Adventure 
Sat., Oct. 20, 9:00 AM- 2:00 PM
    Join JMF staff for a family-friendly fall exploration of Jefferson Memorial Forest. The event is held near the Forest’s Environmental Education Center and offers a wide variety of activities showcasing all the Forest has to offer. Forest staff and volunteers introduce visitors to our native plant gardens and animal exhibits. Activities for children are provided in the Nature Explore area. Climb the 52-ft Alpine Tower, try your hand at archery, and fish on Mitchell Hill Lake. Free pumpkins, pumpkin decorating, and hay rides. Food will be available for purchase. A portion of food sales go to benefit the Forest. Event takes place in the Horine Reservation. Event is FREE and open to public.

Beechland Baptist Church - Christmas Bazaar
WHERE: Beechland Baptist Church, 4613 Greenwood Road WHEN: Saturday, November 10th 9am-3pm .
    Bake Sale , Crafts, Silent Auction 9am- to 2:30 pm lots of gift cards, oil changes, theme gift baskets, so many other nice items on auction, Pictures with Santa 11am – 1pm $5 each . Concession will be sold , will have carry out soup . Hope you can join us !

Report Street Light Outages
You can report streetlights to LG&E/KU by following this link:
Meals on Wheels Volunteering
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 Jessica Burnett 502-935-0310 ext. 244. 

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.

Better Business Bureau Electronic Recycling - October 6
1) Protect yourself from identify theft! Attend BBB’s FREE document shredding and electronic recycling event on Oct. 6 from 6 am to 11 am at 12501 Shelbyville Rd, Louisville, in the Kroger parking lot. Bring up to 4 large boxes or bags of documents for shredding. Accepted items for electronic recycling include cell phones, PC towers, and laptops. Printers and computer monitors cannot be accepted.

Now through October 31, Actors Theatre  

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

South Points Farmers Market
Thursdays from 3:30 pm to 6 pm, 4148 Taylor Blvd. 

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.

New Dixie News: “Tiny” trenches to hold fiber optic cables for improved signaling
    Contractor crews have begun installing a micro-trench in the pavement north of I-264 (Watterson Expressway) as part of The New Dixie Highway Project. This 1.5 inch wide trench will hold conduit for fiber optic cables that will allow the new TARC bus rapid transit buses to communicate with traffic signals, helping move buses through busy intersections more efficiently. (The Rapid will be the first bus rapid transit line in the Louisville Metro area.)
    The new fiber-linked traffic signals, and their connectivity to TARC buses, will improve the efficiency of one of Louisville’s most traveled roadways. The New Dixie Highway Project is designed to improve safety and traffic efficiency along one of the city’s busiest corridors, and will include new fiber-linked traffic signals, new concrete and landscaped medians, and TARC’s first bus rapid transit line.

Did You Know About the Emergency Repair Program?
The Louisville Metro Housing Department has an "EMERGENCY REPAIR PROGRAM" ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:   Must be owner occupied for at least one year. Not available on rental property. Must meet income guidelines (See Intake staff) May receive assistance once in a five year period. Louisville-Jefferson County only!
  Furnace Repair or replacement (October-April only) A/C Unit- Repair or replacement (Requires medical statement, Available May-Sept. only)
  Electrical repairs/upgrades. Water Line repairs/replacement.   Sewer Line repairs/replacement. Water Heater repair/replacement, Gas or Electric.   Gas Line leaks. For further information contact Jackie Wilson-Rudy at 502-574-5850 or

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 

South Points Farmers Market
Local Farms - Fresh Produce
Every Thursday: 3pm- 6:30pm @ 4148 Taylor Blvd, Save-A-Lot Parking Lot. SNAP accepted. Will match up to $12 a day per customer. For more information call 502-491-0072

Metro Swap Zones
    If you buy or sell something from an app like LetGo, Craigslist, or OfferUp, you now have a safe place to go to exchange the merchandise. The Swap Zones are under video surveillance 24/7. Four locations to choose from: 3419 Bohne Ave; 7219 Dixie Hwy; 7201 outer loop; 200 Juneau drive

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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