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​Leaf drop-off period extended
Service available through December 22
    Louisville Metro leaf drop-off service, originally scheduled to end December 1, has been extended by three weeks. Metro residents not mulching autumn leaves into their lawns or using curbside collection have the option to dispose of them at one of three drop-off sites through December 22. 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)
Thursday – Saturday
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Public Works East District Operations Center
595 Hubbards Lane
Thursday – 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.

Southwest Library Upcoming Events
Dec 7: Polar Express Pajama Party @ 6:00 P.M. - Experience some holiday magic as the Polar Express pulls into the station. Kids can come dressed in their pajamas and enjoy free games, crafts, and activities for the whole family. Mrs. Claus will read the story of The Polar Express, followed by a screening of the movie. 
Dec 11: Nutcracker Family Story Time with the Louisville Ballet @ 6:30 P.M. - A FREE all ages story time featuring a Louisville Ballet dancer reading the classic holiday story The Nutcracker, followed by crafts and activities.
Go to www.lfpl.org/events/ to be directed to the Southwest Library events located on Dixie Highway!

Jingle Bell Adventure Camp
    The Jingle Bell Adventure Camps is open to youth ages 6-12 years old. Campers will enjoy Arts & Crafts, Games and several Field Trips. Participants need to bring their own lunch, but dinner will is on us! December 26-28th & January 2-4th, 8am-6pm. $40 a week. Sun Valley Community Center, 6505 Bethany Lane. 937-8802

Fun in the Sun!
    Getting outside in the winter can be just as enjoyable and healthy as getting out in the spring. Sun exposure, even in winter, aids in vitamin D production which can improve your mood, sleep, blood pressure, as well as the release of nitric oxide which helps regulate weight.

Elfapalooza
Fridays and Saturdays through December 22 at 6 pm, The Galt House Hotel 

Mary M Miller brunch cruise with Santa 
Welcome Aboard ! Join us on this fun filled cruise with Santa and Mrs. Claus. A hot buffet, a Dj and Santa. Fun and games on this 2 hour cruise. Check website for more information. http://www.belleoflouisville.org/
Complete list of event date(s) 
12/08/2018 - 10:30am to 1:00pm
12/15/2018 - 10:30am to 1:00pm

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

Christmastide
Saturday, December 8 from noon to 7 pm, Locust Grove 

World War Women - the Unsung Heroines of World War II 
Friday, December 14 at 5:30 pm, Treyton Oak Towers 

Yard Waste Collection in Urban Service District Suspended January - March
    Louisville Metro Solid Waste Management will be suspending the collection of yard waste in the Urban Services District (USD) beginning on January 19 through March 11, 2019. Individuals may request collection as needed during this time through MetroCall at 574-5000.

Pictures With Santa at Feeders Supply Locations
    Join the Kentucky Humane Society and during the first two weekends of December for the 31st annual Picture Your Pets with Santa event! This amazing fundraiser is happening at all area Feeders Supply locations and is a chance for you to get your pets photo taken professionally with Santa Claus. All species of pets are welcome and proceeds benefit local animal welfare organizations. The event will be going on Saturdays 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. See you there! Learn more about this lifesaving event here: http://bit.ly/PicturePets2018. Get your pet's photo taken with Santa and help homeless animals with your purchase! Picture Your Pets with Santa at all Feeders Supply stores held Saturday December 1st and 8th from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sunday December 2nd and 9th from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Drug Toss, Medication Disposal Event
December 8th, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Central Government Center, 7201 Outer Loop
Louisville Metro Police 7th Division
    Prevent unintentional and accidental poisoning and potentially fatal overdoses. This also protects the environment by keeping medication residue from leaking into the waterway and posing a threat to wildlife and drinking water. If you have questions, please call 574-1124.

Help The Homeless!
    As the weather gets colder it is dangerous for those who are homeless. There are many outreach organizations who are checking on homeless individuals and distributing needed supplies. If you can, please consider donating the following items: Coats - Socks - Hats - Blankets. Check out the Coalition for the Homeless’ website louhomeless.org/who-we-are/members/ to see some of the member agencies that are working to provide these supplies to those who need it most.

Louisville Christmas Gift and Decor show 
    One of the nations finest Christmas Gift shows with over 750 booths and dealers from across the nation featuring gifts, decor, toys, bath & body, jewelry, crafts, candles, clothes and more. Open Fri Dec 7, 11am-7pm, Sat Dec 8, 10am-7pm, Sun Dec 9, 11am-5pm. Free admission. Free photos with Santa. Call 502-456-2244 or log on to www.stewartpromotions.com for more information.
Kentucky Exposition Center, 937 Phillips Ln

StageOne presents: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Friday, December 14 through Saturday, December 22, Louisville Memorial Auditorium  

Holiday Open House 
When: Saturday, December 15, 10am-2pm
Where: Jefferson Memorial Forest
    Join us for our annual Holiday Open House. Enjoy free hot chocolate, coffee and cookies by the fire, visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and shop for unique gifts in the Welcome Center Gift Shop. Event features self-guided winter scavenger hunts to search for natural materials to make ornaments. Guests will receive a special tree cookie from the Forest to take home along with craft supplies and instructions to make a unique Forest-inspired ornament (while supplies last). Event is Free and open to the public. Call 502-368-5404 for more details.

Reindeer Romp 4k Run/Walk
Saturday, December 8 at 9 am, Hogan's Fountain

USA Cyclocross National Championships
Tuesday, December 11 through Sunday, December 16, Joe Creason Park

Councilman David Yates' Metro Council Coat Drive 
    For the second year in a row, Councilman David Yates is collecting NEW coats and jackets to be distributed to children in need throughout our community. 
Over the last few months David has partnered with Shirley's Way and Khalil's on Dixie to sponsor Coat Drives during the Shirley' Way Queen of Hearts drawing, collecting over 100 New Coats from generous donors throughout our community. Now we need your help! 
    David is encouraging all neighbors, neighborhood associations, local businesses, and community organizations to step up and donate. 
The Metro Council Coat Drive will culminate during a press conference scheduled Monday, December 17th, at 11 AM at City Hall in Council Chambers.
During the press conference David would like to recognize all participating businesses and organizations and encourages them to send a representative to speak on their behalf.  
    Southend schools will be present at the press conference collecting coats for students in need specifically identified by school counselors, teachers and staff. All remaining coats will be donated to the Jefferson County Public Schools Clothing Assistance Program to benefit students across the city. All coats can be dropped off at City Hall, 601 W. Jefferson Street, 40202 or contact Councilman Yates' office at 574-1125 to request David's office pick up your donations. 

Christmas Tree Lane at Waterfront Park 
    Celebrate the holidays by visiting Christmas Tree Lane and purchasing your tree and holiday greenery at Waterfront Park. There is no substitute for the sights and smells of authentic holiday greenery. Waterfront Park’s Christmas Tree Lane is your reliable source for high quality and reasonably priced trees and greenery selections, including Scotch Pine, White Pine, Frazier Fir, Balsam Fir, Douglass Fir, and Spruce varieties from North Carolina, Michigan, Wisconsin, Nova Scotia and Vermont. Other items include wreaths, door charms, small trees, and garland. Christmas Tree Lane is located on both sides of Witherspoon Street between Preston and Floyd Street. Free parking is available for customers along Witherspoon Street, and in the surface parking lot across from the Great Lawn. Waterfront Park, 129 E. River Rd. 11/23/2018 - 9:00am to 12/24/2018 - 9:00am

Southwest YMCA Hiring Lifeguards
    The Southwest YMCA located at 2000 Fordhaven Rd., Louisville KY, is currently in need of lifeguards for their swimming pool area. Please contact Missey Mussler the Aquatics Director either by phone or email. 502.933.9622 mmussler@ymcalouisville.org

A Healthy Journey for Two Educational Baby Shower
Tuesday, December 11th, 1 P.M. to 3 P.M., 4255 Hazelwood Ave
    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 Centerstone and KIDSNow. Fathers are welcome but must be registered. To register or for additional information call Mendy Mason at 502-341-5400.

Low Cost Internet Registration
Monday, December 17th, 10 A.M. to Noon, 4255 Hazelwood Ave
    Learn about and receive help signing up for low-cost internet plans in our community for qualifying households. Sponsored by Louisville Metro's Digital Inclusion team.

JMF Free Guided Hike 
12/29/2018 - 9:00am
Join us on the Orange Trail for a 2 mile hike passing through a scenic 180 ft. valley descent with an ephemeral stream. Meet at Horine Reservation Parking Lot 9:00am. Orange Trail -2 miles (Strenuous).

LIGHTS UNDER LOUISVILLE IS TRULY A HOLIDAY WONDERLAND!
Drive your own vehicle through the MEGA Cavern to experience the ONLY underground holiday light show in the world!
When: 11/16/2018 - 12/31/2018 & 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Where: LOUISVILLE MEGA CAVERN
    Each year the LOUISVILLE MEGA CAVERN is transformed into an underground holiday light spectacular for the Christmas season. Enjoy a 30 minute ride through part of our 17 miles of underground passageways. Featuring over 850 lit characters with over 3,000,000 points of light. It's the only underground light show of its kind on the planet!
    LIGHTS UNDER LOUISVILLE at the Louisville Mega Cavern allows the public to drive their own vehicle through the cavern during the Christmas season. Experience this one of a kind holiday attraction and begin a new family tradition! Load up the kids and enjoy the sights and sounds of LIGHTS UNDER LOUISVILLE.

Metro Arts Community Center to re-open, be rebranded
    Louisville Parks and Recreation is preparing to re-open the Metro Arts Center, 8360 Dixie Highway. The building recently received a colorful new window wrap, and new programs and classes will be coming to the site, which is now known as the Metro Arts Community Center. For more information, please visit the center’s Facebook page. On their site you will find operating hours and the days that they have open studio! https://louisvilleky.gov/government/parks/metro-arts-center

Beechmont Junior Theater Program 
    The Beechmont Community Center will host a junior theatre program for ages 8–15 yrs. old. The program consists of 5 sessions. The cost is $75 per session, except for the first session which is has been condensed at a reduced cost of $40. This series of classes will incorporate field trips as a way of exposes students to the broader spectrum of theatre, the arts and world culture. Phillip Cherry will conduct Special Master Classes. All classes start at 5pm. 205 West Wellington Avenue, (502) 361-5484
Session 1: November 8th – November 29th
Session 2: January 8th – February 14th
Session 3: February 19th – March 28th
Session 4: April 2nd – May 16th
Session 5: May 21st – June 27th

Own a piece of Colonial Gardens
    Engrave a brick! 4x8 brick is $125. 8x8 brick is $250. Commemorate a special date, or honor a loved one. Order by January 1, 2019 at  colonialgardenslouky.com

Shade Tree Rebates
    Purchase a shade* tree and receive 40% off the purchase price up to $80. TreesLouisville is partnering with the Louisville Metro Division of Community Forestry. The program is open to all residents of Jefferson County.  *Shade trees are generally medium to large sized trees that have spreading canopies (e.g., oak, maple, linden, elm), though smaller species like redbuds and serviceberries also fall under this category. Dwarf ornamental varieties will not be eligible. If you have questions about whether your tree is eligible for a rebate, email info@treeslouisville.org.

My City My Choice
    A club established for young men ages 10-16 years old to learn and develop life skills that will be beneficial for everyday life. The club meets every Thursday at 6pm at Sun Valley Community Center, 6505 Bethany Lane. For more information please contact Jacob Hazel, 937-8802, jacob.hazel@louisvilleky.gov

Get Trained for a Quality Career in Manufacturing!
Want to earn credentials and get a better job?
    The Manufacturing Training and Employment Connection (M-TEC) is a 3-week program where you can earn multiple certificates valued by manufacturing employers and make connections for a good job. The M-TEC training is free but there's a limited number of available spots in our November class. To register now call (502) 276-9711 Ext. 4001.
Upcoming M-TEC class: November 5 - 27

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. 

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

Report Street Light Outages
You can report streetlights to LG&E/KU by following this link: www.lge-ku.com/outages/report/streetlight

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.

Support Local Charity Shirley's Way 
Please help the Shirley’s Way by registering your Kroger card today!
1. Visit www.kroger.com/communityrewards
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

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 stephanie.jackson@louisvilleky.gov or (502) 574-6978.

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!
TYPES OF REPAIRS
  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 Jacqueline.Wilson-rudy@louisvilleky.gov

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 liz.mcquillen@louisvilleky.gov. 

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

     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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Frisch's Big Boy
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Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken
Logan's Steakhouse
McDonalds
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Moby Dick (12416 Dixie Hwy)
O'Charleys
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Popeye's Chicken and Biscuits (Dixie Hwy)
Rubbies (Southside Dr)
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Texas Roadhouse
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China Dragon (Terry Road)
Golden Palace Buffet (Outer Loop)
China Coast (Gagel)
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Fazolis

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El Nopal  (New Cut Road)
El Rodeo
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Tumbleweed
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Iroquois Pizza
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World Nails (Outer Loop)
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