Largest Trampoline Park in Louisville Opens
Altitude Louisville Trampoline Park, the largest trampoline park in Louisville, is open!
    The 41,000-square foot indoor trampoline park offers multiple jumping activities including sports and fitness programs, competitive jumping, and just plain, old-fashioned jumping fun. “With our large party rooms and plenty of in-park party areas, we see Altitude Louisville Trampoline Park becoming a favorite destination for birthday parties, corporate outings, and school events,” said owner, Chuck Hall. “Altitude Louisville is a new entertainment option for groups and individuals looking to experience active fun in the South End. It is our hope that parents will appreciate a local destination for entertainment in a safe and clean environment.” 
    The indoor park includes a variety of activities such as Dodgeball, Basketball Dunking Lanes, Kid Zone, Foam Pits, Gymnastics Tumble Tracks, as well as a huge Main Court. Altitude Louisville offers state of the art equipment and high-energy entertainment at affordable prices for families. “Altitude Louisville Trampoline Park places a sharp focus on providing a safe, clean, family friendly environment that will set our park apart,” said Hall.
    You can preorder your jump passes and reserve your jump time by visiting www.altitudelouisville.com. Altitude Louisville is located at:
4420 Dixie Highway Suite 220 Louisville, KY 40216
502-449-9952 www.altitudelouisville.com
Operating Hours:
Mon - Thu 10:00am - 9:00pm
Friday 10:00am - 11:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 11:00pm
Sunday 12:00pm - 8:00pm

Events at the Southwest Regional Library
Teen STEAM Club
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Bubbling brews and building challenges! Build it, break it, melt it, make it! Teens do science and make a mess in the process! Ages 12+
Captain Underpants Party
Saturday, February 25, 2017 - Starts at 02:00 PM
Let the toilet paper fly! Join us for Captain Underpants stories, crafts, and activities. Be sure to bring a package of (unworn) children's underwear, size 4-16 to be donated to Family Resource Centers at JCPS. All ages

Get Involved, Experience the Forest
VOLUNTEER  
Land Steward Volunteer Project Days most Wednesdays & first Saturday of the month @ 9:00am
Trail Team Volunteer Project Days first Saturdayof the month @ 9:00am –Jefferson Memorial Forest
For additional information, contact Sherry.Wright@louisvilleky.gov  

Free Guided Hike @ JMF
When: Saturday February 25, 2017 beginning at 9:00 a.m.
Where: Horine Reservation area parking lot
Strenuous (4.8 miles) Hike the Red Trail following flat ridges until it traverses two valleys on the southwest side. A good diversity of plants, animals and geology can be discovered. Meet in the Horine Reservation area parking lot. 11311 Mitchell Hill Rd. Fairdale, KY 40118

Southwest Community Ministries - Dinner with the Monarchs 2/25/17
    Southwest Community Ministries will celebrate our 33rd year of uniting the SW community in helping our neighbors in need. We will again have our annual “Dinner with The Monarchs” on February 25 at The Church of The Incarnation. The $30-ticket event will feature a delicious dinner, a live and silent auction, followed with great music by The Monarchs. Doors will open at 5:30 and fun immediately begins. Tickets must be purchased in advance by calling SWCM at 502-935-0310 or stopping by to see us at 8504 Terry Road. Thanks for your unwavering support.

Youth baseball, softball and tee ball return to Wyandotte Park after 25 years - coaches are needed
    For the first time in more than 25 years, Metro Parks and Recreation will be operating youth baseball and softball leagues at Wyandotte Park in south Louisville for children ages 6-18. Sign-ups are available online now at this link. Tee ball will be available for children ages 6 and under. Volunteer coaches are needed. For more information, click on this link: https://louisvilleky.gov/government/parks/louisville-metro-parks-and-recreation-youth-baseball-softball-league

Louisville Zoo Welcomes Two Warthogs
    Meet Digger and Riggs — two new warthogs that are the newest additions to the Louisville Zoo. These two one-year-old males like to hang out near the edge of the warthog exhibit near guests and are already gaining fans although they’ve only been on exhibit a few days. Digger and Riggs were born at the Erie Zoo in Pennsylvania.
    Unlike other pigs, you may see Digger and Riggs drop down on their wrists to eat and dig up roots with their powerful snouts. In general, warthogs weigh between 100 – 300 pounds and can also at speeds up to 30 mph. They have large warts on the sides of their faces that serve as shock absorbers and their eyes are located high on their foreheads, enabling them to see over a wide expanse of landscape while grazing. Warthogs have keen hearing and an exceptional sense of smell.
    Warthogs lack sweat glands, so they often rest in mud wallows during the day to cool their bodies and protect themselves from sunburn and biting insects. At the same time, their bodies become camouflaged by taking on the color of the earth. They are good swimmers. Warthogs are found in most of Africa south of the Sahara. Their habitats are open savannah grasslands and woodlands, and semi-arid bush. Warthogs have been hunted extensively by people for food. They have been eliminated from most of South Africa, but are common in the remaining areas of their range.

Jefferson County PVA & SW Council Members Host March 22 Public Meeting
    Tony Lindauer, Jefferson County PVA in conjunction with Metro Council Members Vicki Welch D13, Rick Blackwell D12, Cindi FowlerD14, and David YatesD25 will host a Public meeting on March 22nd, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Southwest Regional Library (Activities Room) located at 9725 Dixie Highway. Jefferson County PVA staff will discuss the upcoming 2017 PVA Property Reassessment. 
    The PVA will provide information to property owners on how their property is valued and will also instruct property owners how to conference their property assessment. Conferencing with The PVA is the first step to appealing a property value. The PVA will also be on hand daily at the Southwest Library:
  Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
  April 24th – May 15th 
to assist property owners in their conferencing process with the PVA

New Cut Road Mural Project
    "I am excited to announce, in partnership with the Center for Neighborhoods, an opportunity for artists and community members to develop a new public mural in District 13 on the New Cut Road corridor." Councilwoman Vicki Welch.
    The Center For Neighborhoods will host a facilitated conversation with area stakeholders. Come out to listen and learn about the community’s history and vision, make connections, and capture essential information to inspire a winning project proposal. The specific site location of the P.A.I.N.T. project will be announced at the workshop. ​To be eligible to bid on the P.A.I.N.T. project, artists must attend a mandatory workshop scheduled for 
  Saturday, February 25th at 
  Antioch Church, 7315 Southside Drive, 
  9:30 AM - 11:30 AM.  
Any interested residents and artists are encouraged to attend. 

South Louisville Business Association 2017 Scholarship Applications Being Accepted
    The South Louisville Business Association has for several years donated a $500.00 scholarship to high school seniors that are pursuing a college degree next year. Detailed information for our Scholars Program is available on our website: http://www.slba-lou.org under our Community tab.
    The program competition is available to high school senior students who either attend school within our business area or live in our business area but may attend a different school. The areas covered by our Business Association are listed on our website under the About tab.
    The South Louisville Area Business Association Scholars Program Application must be turned in by March 31, 2017 (Attn: Scholarship Chairman) for evaluation and selections. The scholarship check will be written to the university or college where the student selected will be attending and placed in the students account.
    If you require further information or have additional questions, feel free to contact myself or Kelly Cooper, Administrative Assistant kcooper@keyesarchitects.com at any time.

You're invited to the 2017 Louisville Golf Expo!
What: 2017 Louisville Golf Expo
Where: Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville
When: Mar. 3-5 (Friday 11-5; Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-4)
Tickets: $12 at the door (Kids 12 and under - FREE!); Seniors (60+) $10 Website: louisvillegolfexpo.com

Fish Fry 
-Fairdale Lions Club will have their fish fry Friday February 10th. Starting At 11 am to 7 pm. Even with the construction going on please come join us. Call ahead for carry out 368-3479 or to see if we have ran out of fish
-Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church Fridays March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and April 7 from 5pm to 8pm. Fried fish, baked fish, oysters and many sides available. Also pull tabs, cake wheel and children’s games. corner of New Cut Rd and Southside Dr. Gaming license #0098.

VENDOR AND CRAFT FAIR
AMVETS Post 61, 9405 Smyrna Pkwy., Louisville, Ky. 40229
Date: April 2, 2017 Time: 1:30 PM till 4 PM
Direct Sales and Crafters, Booth rental are $15, table and chairs supplied. Call Barbara Wagner 502-526-1684 or FB: barbaragasswagner

Card Party
St. Peter the Apostle Women's Club (formerly known as The Marian Guild) will be hosting their annual Card Party March 24, 2017 at the Parish Life Center at 7724 Columbine Drive, Louisville, KY 40258. Doors will open at 6:30 PM. The cost is $5. Dessert & coffee will be provided. For reservations, call 937.5920 x 232.

Mayor's SummerWorks Youth Program
    Louisville Metro Parks has been selected to receive funding through the Mayor's SummerWorks program, administered by YouthBuild Louisville. This particular support will fund spring training and summer employment for approximately 10 college-track young adults ages 18 to 21 who reside in urban Louisville neighborhoods that are the focal point of the CCCN initiative.
    Selected young adults who have an affinity for the outdoors and an interest in sharing this passion to mentor children will be provided training in basic environmental science programming, outdoor recreation, and environmental stewardship.
    Those trained participants will then be offered summer employment to conduct out-of-school time programs serving children through selected neighborhood youth service providers and community centers. If you or someone you know would be interested in applying for this position, the listing will soon be posted to www.summerworks.org. The specific listing will be posted by March 1st, but likely sooner.  

Heroin Addiction in “Our Own Backyard”
March 1, Heroin Addiction in “Our Own Backyard”, Part 2 at First Baptist Church, Fairdale, 6 – 8 p.m. Located at 413 Fairdale Rd., Fairdale, KY. Call 363-1483 for more information. This is part two in the “Not in Our Backyard” series of workshops with a focus on Community Resources. Representatives from more than fifteen community agencies will be on hand to speak to individuals one-on-one about services they offer to persons struggling with addiction as well their family and friends. The workshop is an opportunity to gain education about the physical, psychological and addictive effects of the drug. Sponsored in part by South Jefferson Neighborhood Place.

Key Acreage Added to Jefferson Memorial Forest!
    With funding support from Wilderness Louisville, Inc., Jefferson Memorial Forest continues to grow! In December, Louisville Metro Parks & Recreation added a 12.8 acre parcel to the Tom Wallace Recreation Area. With support from individual donations, Wilderness Louisville was able to contribute just over $46,000 toward the purchase. This parcel adjoins a 37 acre parcel that was purchased in May 2016 (also with Wilderness Louisville support).     Together, these parcels preserve a wonderful forested knob and will facilitate eventual passage of the Louisville Loop to connect the Forest's eastern Fairdale gateway to its western Valley Station gateway. 

Sun Valley After School Program
Begins February 20, 2017 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. weekdays 
Sun Valley Community Center
Beginning Monday February 20th Metro Parks and Recreation is going to be offering an after school program at the Sun Valley Community Center for children ages 6 to 12 years old. Kids will be able to participate in activities such as arts/crafts, board games, computer time, homework lessons and gym time. Depending on registration, buses will take children from local schools to the center. Snacks will be provided. Registration is $10/per child, up to 3-days is $30/per child and all week is $50/ per child. To register please contact Sun Valley Community Center at (502) 937-8802.

Walk Sense Reaches Over 500 JCPS Students
    2017 is off to a great start! Bike Louisville/Look Alive Louisville works with JCPS to teach students how to safely cross intersections, how to stay visible, and what traffic signs mean. In January and February, we are working with students from Watterson Elementary. If you want the Walk Sense program to come to your child’s school, contact us at Katherine.holwerk@louisvilleky.gov

Harbor House Volunteer Opportunities
    Do you know someone who needs light house cleaning? Home Sweet Home (HSH), a division of Harbor House of Louisville, offers yet another way for participants at Harbor House to be a resource to our community. HSH is a service based program offering stay-at-home seniors in the Louisville community in-home services such as light cleaning, laundry and grocery shopping. For seniors, a regular helping hand takes away the burden of cleaning but adds the benefit of fostering a friendship with a well-trained and hard-working Harbor House participant. The participant at Harbor House learns responsibility, earns a pay check and practices social skills while also making a new friend. For additional information call Karen Fallon at 502-719-0072 extension 535 or go to www.hhlou.org 

​New Dixie Highway Update - "Smart" Traffic Lights
    Technology is changing quickly in all fields – including traffic lights. Traffic signals are “smarter” and more dynamic than ever, and can adjust signal timings to changing traffic conditions. This technology is called Intelligent Transportation Systems or Advanced Traffic Management Systems. The New Dixie Highway project will include upgrading intersections with this technology. The ability to monitor and respond to traffic conditions will improve traffic flow, relieve congestion and reduce crashes. The new system will be connected to Louisville’s Traffic Operations Center using fiber-optic cables that will support communications technology for intersecting streets, traffic cameras, dynamic message signs and other future ITS systems and equipment.

​Colonial Gardens Update
    Plans were filed today for a $5 million redevelopment of Colonial Gardens in south Louisville. The adaptive reuse project includes renovating the 7,000-quare-foot historic Colonial Gardens building, as well as adding two new, one-story buildings that will share a common patio and garden area.
    Citizens sought successfully to designate the iconic Colonial Gardens building, located across from Iroquois Park, as a local landmark in 2008. The city purchased the property in 2013 to help foster its commercial redevelopment. The site’s developer, Underhill Associates, is in talks with local restaurant groups to occupy the space on the corner of Kenwood Avenue and New Cut Road. Construction is expected to begin on the property in mid- to late spring 2017. To view renderings of the project provided by Architectural Artisans, visit http://portal.louisvilleky.gov/codesandregs/permit/detail?type=URBAN&id=17COA1007
    The Colonial Gardens project consists of three new restaurants around a common outdoor courtyard space. There are four primary alterations to the original landmark building: demolition of a small one-story addition, the addition of overhead doors facing a proposed courtyard, the addition of a porch facing Iroquois Park, and a one story kitchen addition. The two proposed sister buildings are not included in the review.


Save the Dates - Tree Giveaways
    The Louisville Metro Division of Community Forestry (DCF) will distribute free trees to Jefferson County property owners this spring. 
  March 3-5, 2017 - Louisville Home, Garden and Remodeling Show (note - there is a fee to attend this event)
  March 18, 2017 - Beechland Baptist Church, 4613 Greenwood Road, 12:00 - 2:00pm
  March 25, 2017 - Jefferson Community and Technical College, 109 E Broadway, 12:00 - 2:00pm
  April 15, 2017 - Location and time will be announced soon.
    Volunteers are needed to help distribute trees at the giveaways. Volunteers will learn about tree species, get to know DCF staff, and meet the tree recipients. If interested, please call (502) 574-3927 or use the Contact Us option on the DCF website. 

Sign-ups for new Metro Parks youth baseball, softball leagues under way
    For the first time in more than 25 years, Metro Parks and Recreation will be operating youth baseball and softball leagues at Wyandotte Park in south Louisville for children ages 6-18. Sign-ups are available online now at this link. Tee ball ($20 entry fee) will be available for children ages 6 and under.
    Softball and baseball league ($40 entry fee) divisions are as follows: ages 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16 and 17-18. In addition to the cost of joining the league, entry fees cover the cost of the uniform and rental of a glove if necessary.
    “We’ve had a successful partnership with Major League Baseball through the RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) program, and offering leagues through our department is the next step in growing the sport in the city of Louisville,” said Metro Parks and Recreation Director Seve Ghose.  
    Player sign-ups will take place through March 4 online and at three Metro Parks and Recreation Community Centers; Cyril Allegier, Southwick and South Louisville. Practices will begin the week of March 20, and games will begin on Saturday, April 10 at Wyandotte Park. In addition, Metro Parks and Recreation is seeking volunteer coaches for league teams. Those interested in participating should call Steve Edwards at (502) 744-0498.
    “We’re hoping to find enthusiastic role models who will mentor the players, teach them fundamentals and how to be team players,” Ghose said. “We’re hoping an abundance of kids sign up, but the league will only be successful if we have a good number of coaches willing to take on the challenge.” For more information, see the attached flier or click on this link (includes a testimonial from a past volunteer coach). https://louisvilleky.gov/government/parks/louisville-metro-parks-and-recreation-youth-baseball-softball-league

Harbor House of Louisville
    Do you know someone who needs light house cleaning? Home Sweet Home (HSH), a division of Harbor House of Louisville, offers yet another way for participants at Harbor House to be a resource to our community. HSH is a service based program offering stay-at-home seniors in the Louisville community in-home services such as light cleaning, laundry and grocery shopping. For seniors, a regular helping hand takes away the burden of cleaning but adds the benefit of fostering a friendship with a well-trained and hard-working Harbor House participant. The participant at Harbor House learns responsibility, earns a pay check and practices social skills while also making a new friend. For additional information call Karen Fallon at 502-719-0072 extension 535 or go to www.hhlou.org 

Big Chairs!
    If you've passed by Joe Creason Park in recent weeks you may have noticed something a little different about the park - our new, oversized beach chairs that are a new feature. They're hard to miss! For a closer look, stop by and visit Joe Creason Park (across from the Louisville Zoo) and snap a shot in our new colorful lounge chairs if you're in the area, and be sure to tag us on Instagram or on Facebook! We've seen a lot of families enjoying them, even in the cold winter weather. 

Free Sundays at the Speed Art Museum
Sundays 12 pm to 5 pm
The Speed Art Museum

Body Bar Aerobics at South Louisville
When: Every Tuesday beginning at 5:30 p.m. 
Where: South Louisville Community Center 2911 Taylor Blvd 502-574-3207

Correction
Altitude Trampoline Park Grand Opening 
      Louisville's largest trampoline park, Altitude Trampoline Park, full of trampolines, basketball courts, a 3-D foam pit, dodge ball, and open jump and gymnastic tracks, is scheduled to open in early February 2017 and not January 12th like previously reported.  

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

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

ATTORNEY JOSEPH D. GAINES’ LEGAL MINUTE
WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE IN A CAR WRECK
    Most of us Kentuckians have either been in a car wreck at some point in our lives or will be in a car wreck in the future. Those of us that have been in a wreck know that immediately afterwards you might be in a state of shock. We should prepare ourselves ahead of time so we know what to do in advance. Here are some things to know so you can be prepared if you are in a car wreck.
    The first couple of seconds after the car wreck are very important. Sit still, survey the situation, and make sure you and your other occupants are ok. Call 911! Then, if you are not too hurt and can safely do so, write down or text yourself the other vehicle(s) license plate number. Take pictures of all vehicles in the wreck, especially the damage to the vehicles. During this time try to remain calm as a car wreck is very trying on someone’s patience. Do not move your vehicle. Wait for the first responders (police, ems, fire department) to come to the scene. They will tell you whether you are to move your vehicle or not.
    Next, make sure all of the occupants of your vehicle give their statement(s) to the police officer. Do not admit fault to anyone, especially not anyone from any of the other vehicles. Statements admitting fault can and will likely be used against you if ever you have to go to court over the car wreck. Try to write down or record any statements you hear the other driver or any of the occupants of the other vehicle(s) make. If you need medical treatment, then tell all of the first responders that you need medical treatment. Do not pass on medical treatment if it is needed. When seeking medical treatment do not go to a place where they pay you or give you something in return to receive your medical treatment. It is unlikely you will get the proper treatment you require and/or your potential injury claim value will be lowered if you are paid to get medical treatment. After you and all occupants of your vehicle have been tended to by the first responders and your vehicle is either off of the road or safe to be driven away, report the wreck to your insurance company.
    Lastly, call a knowledgeable car wreck attorney as soon as you can. You have seen the commercials and it is not a joke; the insurance companies will start on your claim immediately. The at fault vehicle’s insurance company is going to begin trying to lower the value of your claim right when their insured calls them. This is why you will receive calls from insurance companies in days, sometimes hours, after the wreck. Do not give your recorded statement without calling an attorney. Collectively my office has over thirty years of experience representing injured car wreck victims. Call me any time and we will immediately begin assisting you with your car wreck case. Keep yourself safe this winter. Make sure you are prepared when bad things such as car wrecks happen to you.
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Joseph D. Gaines Gorski Law Office, P.S.C.
821 S. Second Street Louisville, Kentucky 40203
(502) 569-6795 joedangaines@aol.com

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

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

     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

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Golden Palace Buffet (Outer Loop)
China Coast (Gagel)
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El Nopal  (New Cut Road)
El Rodeo
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Pina' Fiesta 7895 Dixie Hwy...502-995-6775
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Tumbleweed
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