The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular Opens 
    In what has become the must-see event of the Halloween season, the Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular is returning for the fourth consecutive year to south Louisville’s Iroquois Park, where 5,000 artistically carved pumpkins will greet visitors from Oct. 13 through Nov. 6. The pumpkins will illuminate a 1/4-mile trail adjacent to the Iroquois Amphitheater, and Metro Parks officials estimate up to 90,000 people will visit.
    The trail is open from dusk until 11 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, and until midnight on Friday and Saturday nights. Tickets range from $9 to $15, with discounts for seniors and children 12 and under. Proceeds from the event benefit the Louisville Parks Foundation.  
    This is an extraordinary experience the whole family can enjoy together! The event is held in rain or shine with gate tours available from dusk to 11 p.m. during the week (Sunday-Thursday) and until midnight on Friday & Saturday. Tickets are now available and are between $9 - $15 depending on age (children under 3 are free). 

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

Contest to Name LMPD Horse
    The Churchill Downs Foundation is donating a horse to the Mounted Officer Division of the Louisville Metro Police Foundation, but we need your help naming him. Comment below with your name suggestion!

Coming in November - the Whos !
Proudly returning to the Iroquois Amphitheater!
  November 11-13 & 18-20 (Matinee & Evening Performances
  Iroquois Amphitheater's INDOOR Parkside Studio
  Tickets $20.00 - $22.00  Venue Information: Parkside Studio, 1080 Amphitheater Road, Louisville, KY, 40214

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

Fall Festival
2105 DIXIE HIGHWAY, TIME: 2:00 P.M. TO 5:00 P.M.
FOOD AT NOMINAL PRICES. FOOD, BOOTHS AND FUN FOR EVERYONE For more information, contact Alan Beisler @ 502-999-5924

Free Shredding & Drug Toss
WHEN: Saturday, October 29th, 9 A.M. to 1 P.M.
WHERE: 1032 Phillips Lane - across from the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center
    Louisville residents are invited to bring unneeded documents and prescription drugs to be shredded and disposed of at a free event on October 29, 2016. The Drug Toss/Shredding Event is sponsored by Metro Public Works, Metro Police, and Metro Council.

Talk With David - 10/24/16
    Please join President David Yates for the next "Talk With David" Community Conversation to be held at the Southwest Regional Library's Activity Room on October 24th, beginning at 6pm. Representatives from LMPD, Parks, MSD, Code Enforcement, and Congressman John Yarmuth's office will be on hand to help answer any questions and concerns. WHEN: Monday, October 24, 2016 at 6:00pm WHERE: Southwest Regional Library, 9725 Dixie Highway For more information, call President Yates' office at 574-1125. 

Fall Bazaar
    Fall Bazaar! Food, Bake Sale, Silent Auction, Granny's Attic, and a large variety of vendors with Fall and Christmas items. WHERE: Epworth United Methodist Church, 919 Palatka Rd. WHEN: Sat Oct. 22, 9:00am - 3:00pm. Vendors: for booth rental info, please call Karen 502-939-5630 or Becky 502-933-9731. Sponsored by Epworth United Methodist Women

Check Out the Fairdale Library
- Tuesday October 18th 4:00pm A DRAM in the ATTIC Take a journey through American music from the 19th century into the latter half of the 20th century featuring olde time music, Celtic, blues, swing, folk, bluegrass & country. 

Metro Parks Public Meetings - What do you want from your Parks?
    As part of a "visioning" exercise, Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation will host 12 public meetings during the months of September, October and November to receive feedback on future park amenities including dog parks, skate parks and walking/hiking trails.
October Public Meeting Dates Theme - Skate Parks (6:00 - 7:30 p.m.)
Monday, October 10 - Sun Valley Community Center 6505 Bethany Lane
Tuesday, October 11 - East Government Center 200 Juneau Drive
Monday, October 17 - Portland Community Center 640 North 27th Street
Monday, October 24 - Cyril Allgeier Community Center

Metro Public Health & Wellness comments on Expanding the Smoke Free Ordinance
    Over 500 communities across the country have passed laws that prohibit the use of e-cigarettes, “vaping” or the use of hookahs in indoor public places. Metro Health and Wellness has proposed expanding the current smoking ordinance to include e-cigarettes and hookahs. The public is encouraged to share comments online: or via mail: Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness, Attn: Expanding the Smoking Ordinance, 400 E Gray Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40202. Deadline is 5:00 p.m. on October 28, 2016.

Coffee with your Councilman - October 29th
    Join Councilman Blackwell for an informal chat over a cup of coffee at the monthly Coffee with your Councilman. Thsi monthly meeting is an informal way to connect with Councilman Blackwell and the District 12 office. You can ask questions, voice concerns and find out what's going on in Southwest Louisville. Please stop by and enjoy a cup of coffee on us! WHEN: Saturday, October 29th, 10:00 am - noon WHERE: Sister Bean's Coffeehouse, 5225 New Cut Road. For more information, please contact Liz Kennedy in the District 12 office at

Community Dental Care Information Sessions
  Wednesday, Oct. 26th,10 A.M. to Noon, 4255 Hazelwood Ave 
    Community Dental Care is a full-service dental organization designed to increase access to health care in communities with the goal of improving the overall health of the population. Representatives will be on site to provide information about services offered and to assist in scheduling appointments for dental needs or for pediatric health needs. For additional information call 366-4442.

Update on Delays at Railroad Crossings
    "For those of you annoyed and delayed by CSX trains in the past, I have good news! I spoke with a representative from CSX who has heard our cries for help. They will try to hold trains away from us. If there is no room in the Osborn yards which causes them to stop. They will try to run the trains later at night. "Thanks to all of you who have called CSX or my office so that we have documented complaints" reports Councilwoman Welch. This includes Fairdale Road at South Park Rd., National Turnpike, New Cut Road, 3rd St.Road at Outerloop

Open Your RiverLink Bridge Toll Account
    Tolling is expected to begin in December, sometime after cross-river capacity is added to the system. You can open a personal account online, by phone or in person. Customer service centers are located at 400 East Main Street in Louisville and 103 Quartermaster Court in Jeffersonville. The centers are open 7 am - 7 pm M – F. They are also open 8 am - 2 pm Saturday.

DABA Halloween Trick or Treat Oct. 26
    DABA will sponsor their 3rd annual Trick or Treat event at Riverside, The Farnsley-Moremen Landing 7410 Moorman Rd. on Wednesday Oct. 26 5:30 - 7:30pm. Businesses interested in participating, contact Jim Caskey at 767-8220 to reserve a space by October 21. Spaces are free to DABA members. Non-members call for details.

Kroger Marketplace Open for Business!
    The Brand New Kroger Marketplace located at 4915 Dixie Highway opened Thursday. Thousands of people lined up outside the new 125,000 square foot Kroger. This store replaces the 62,000 square foot store that was across the highway. The expansion brings 200 more jobs, totaling more than 360 employees. Store hours are 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. seven days a week. Pharmacy hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Zoo’s Halloween Party Turns 35 This Year!
Meijer presents “The World’s Largest Halloween Party!”
October 1–2, 6–9, 13–16, 20–23, 27–30
    For the last 34 years the Louisville Zoo has provided area families with a cheery, not eerie Halloween Party during its “The World’s Largest Halloween Party!” presented by Meijer. This year the Zoo celebrates its 35th year for the popular party on October 1–2, 6–9, 13–16, 20–23 and 27–30. Tickets are now on sale. Children can dress up in their wildest costumes and set off on a magical journey through the Zoo.
    The Party features costumed characters for guests to meet and greet in fanciful, larger-than-life storybook scenes. Trick-or-treating is offered for kids 11 and under. In an effort to be “green,” the Zoo requests that children bring their own trick-or-treat bag to the event. The Zoo will not provide bags, but reusable cloth bags will be available for purchase for $2 in the Zoo’s gift shop whiles supplies last.
    Louisville pumpkin carving artist Donna O’Bryan will have 200 of her beautifully carved artificial pumpkins on display nightly (except for Oct. 30) in the Black Cat Crossing area with themes ranging from iconic movie characters to famous stars.
Fun themed areas include:
· Mumpkin the Giant Talking Pumpkin
· Blast off and boogie down at the Astro Disco
· Skip up the yellow brick road to the Land of Oz.
· Dive Under the Sea and walk among jellyfish
· Have photos taken with prehistoric friends in Dinoland
· Enjoy a zany tea party with silly friends in Wonderland
· Take flight with your favorite fairy and never grow up in Pirate’s Cove
· Show off your superpowers in Superhero City
· Halloween and playtime mix when you visit Toyland
· Your favorite books come to life in PNC Grow Up Great Storybook Land
· Wander your way through a hay maze, gaze upon hundreds of hillside pumpkins and more!
    While all main Party festivities are included with regular Party admission, several optional experiences will be available for the adventuresome (special fees and some restrictions apply). These include:
· Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow tour ($2 per person)
· Spooktactular Carousel ($2 per person)
· Boo Choo-Choo Train ($4 per person)
· Kaman’s Handimals (starts at $15)
· Kaman’s Face Painting (starts at $8.99)
· Kaman’s photo packages (start at $15)
· Louisville Youth Board face painting and sand art ($1 – $4)
· Fun gift items at the Zoo’s gift shops; Louisville Zoo members get 10% off
· Themed snacks and beverages like Dippin’ Dots are available at concession stands; Louisville Zoo members get a 10% discount
    The Zoo will close early for regular daytime visitors on nights when the Halloween event takes place; gates will close at 3 p.m. and guests can enjoy the Zoo until 4 p.m.
    Halloween Party guests can enter starting at 5 p.m. Last entry is at 8:30 p.m. Oct. 20–21, Meijer will have their new Meijer Food Truck, “Sweet Ride,” at the Zoo’s front entrance, sampling apple cider and pumpkin spice doughnuts from 3–9 p.m. Oct. 22 & 23, Meijer will also be at the entrance with giveaways while supplies last. Oct. 1–2 & 6–9, PNC Grow Up Great will be at the front entrance with their Mobile Learning Adventure with games and giveaways for the kids from 5–8:30 p.m. Oct. 1–2 & 8–9 UPS Hot Rod will be at the front entrance and UPS volunteers will be handing out candy at the Zoo booths and have an empty airline container to show kids how boxes are stacked and loaded. Oct. 15 is Ford Volunteer Night with Ford volunteers handing out candy at the Zoo’s candy booths. Oct. 27 is Pepsi Volunteer Night.
This event is one of the Zoo’s major fundraising events and requires a special ticket for all visitors ages three and older. Advanced online tickets are on sale now at Some event nights sell out so the Zoo encourages guests to reserve early. This event is rain or shine. No refunds or exchanges.
Halloween Party ticket prices are as follows:
· Non-Louisville Zoo member tickets are $9 per person for an advanced online ticket for a specified night and $10 for a ticket the night of the event at the admission windows based on availability. Starting Sept. 23 guests can buy tickets at area Meijer locations for $8 valid any night of the event.
· Louisville Zoo member tickets are $1 per person for the first three weekends (Oct. 1–2, 6–9 and 13–16) and must be purchased in advance online for a specific evening using valid Member I.D.; The remaining dates (Oct. 20–23 and 27–30) are $4.50 per person and must be purchased in advance online for a specific evening using valid Member I.D. Louisville Zoo members can also purchase a ticket for $5 at the Zoo admission windows any night of the event based on availability.
· Groups of 15 or more can purchase discounted tickets online or by contacting the Zoo’s Group Sales department at (502) 459-2348 at least 72 hours in advance.
· Limited parking is available in the Zoo lot for $5 per car (cash) for all those attending the Halloween event including Louisville Zoo members.
· A shuttle will run nightly from the Cyril Allgeier Community Center to the Zoo from 5 – 9:30 p.m.
    For more details and answers to frequently asked questions about the Halloween Party, visit

‘New Dixie Highway’
    Congressman John Yarmuth and Mayor Greg Fischer joined Metro Council Members Vicki Welch, Rick Blackwell, David Yates and Cindi Fowler along with Kentucky State Legislators at the soon to open Kroger Marketplace to highlight the long-awaited plan to bring Dixie Highway into the 21st century. The total investment of more than $50 million is a combination of several projects and funding from local, state and federal dollars. The goals of the combined efforts will focus on converting the 14 mile corridor into a safer, more mobile and economically enhanced roadway in Southwest Louisville. There are two Open House meetings in September to gather public input on the additional features, including Bus Rapid Transit.
The New Dixie Highway Open House Meeting - Wednesday, September 14th, Southwest Regional Library, 7219 Dixie Highway, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
The New Dixie Highway Open House Meeting - Thursday, September 15th, Wheatley Elementary School, 1107 South 17th Street, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Citizens can also get more information, ask questions and make comments through a project website - 

Metro Arts Center Fall Classes Schedule
The Metro Arts Center's fall classes begin this week and the schedule is now available on their website. Check out the full schedule along with class start dates and fee schedules at the Metro Arts Center website. The Metro Arts Center is located at 8360 Dixie Highway, 40258. 502-937-2055

Volunteers needed for Volunteer Income Tax Preparation Program!
    Do you enjoy working with people, learning new skills and giving back to other members of our community? Help make a difference in Jefferson County by being a part of a program that connects eligible, low-income families and individuals to free tax preparation services and earned tax credits. We have volunteer positions available that provide a wide variety of opportunities and the application of a variety of skills and talents. No experience necessary – you will receive the training you need while serving a vital role in our community. With your help, families can better access the pathway to improved financial stability and bring dollars back into our local economy. Volunteer hours/days are flexible – contact us to find the right role for you!
We have these opportunities available:
  Volunteer Recruiter (2hrs): To reach the number of volunteers required to meet the needs of the community we are looking for individuals who can help by using their own contacts in the recruitment efforts. 
  Greeter/Screener (2hrs or less): Greeters are the first to meet the clients when they enter a tax site. They are welcoming and are there to ensure that the client meets the program qualifications and gets answers to basic questions. The screener reviews the client information packet and all tax documents, ensures the accurate completion of the Intake forms and records client responses to questions regarding their tax returns.
  Financial Coordinator (4hrs): A Financial Coordinator helps clients get organized to see the Tax Preparer, chat with them about their financial challenges and opportunities, and provide information about resources they can use. 
  On-site Tax Preparer (20hrs): An on-site tax preparer prepares Federal and State income tax returns, with easy-to-use software provided by the IRS. This position will have direct contact with the public.
  Drop-off Tax Preparer (20hrs): A drop-off tax preparer prepares Federal and State income tax returns at a separate location, with easy-to-use software provided by the IRS. Limited or no direct contact with the public is required.  
  Quality Reviewer (25hrs or less with prior experience): The Quality Reviewer reviews tax returns completed by volunteer tax preparers, ensuring that every taxpayer receives quality service and that the tax returns are error-free.
  Self-File Navigator (10hrs): Clients that qualify based on income guidelines have several free tax software options they can use to file their own tax returns online. Our Self-File Navigators assist them with completing their own returns. This is a great option, particularly for our clients that are single and employed by companies that provide them with W-2 tax statements.
  Workshop Facilitator/Coach (4hrs): The workshop facilitator will help to introduce interested participants to the online self-file option in an effort to increase confidence levels in filing their own taxes. A basic knowledge of computers is helpful.
    All individuals who answer tax law questions, instruct tax law, prepare or correct tax returns and/or conduct quality reviews of completed tax returns must be certified. All other positions will receive some level of training prior to volunteering. All training will be coordinated through the Louisville Asset Building Coalition. To learn more - visit or call (502) 824-2715

Operation Brightside Community Wide Cleanup
    Mark your calendar for the Brightside & Passport Health Plan Community Wide Cleanup on Saturday, October 22 with suggested cleanup time of 8:00 am-12:00. Supply pick up will held on Sunday, October 9th at the Iroquois Park Amphitheater from 2-5. Contact Brighside at 502-574-2613.

SAVE THE DATE: Spirit of Jefferson Cruise returns to Riverview Park on October 23rd
    The Spirit of Jefferson will return to Riverview Park in Southwest Louisville on Sunday, October 23rd! The Steamboat will set sail for two cruises leaving from Riverview Park (formerly the Greenwood Boat Docks at 8202 Greenwood Road). This is a free event but remember that seating is limited for the cruises. To reserve your spot in advance, you can stop by Southwest Community Ministries at 8504 Terry Road during their regular business hours. A $5 minimum donation per seat is suggested to reserve your spot. Those wanting to attend can also board the day of the event on a first-come, first-served basis. Cruises are at 1:30 pm at 4:00 pm with boarding beginning one half hour before each. Please contact the District 12 office at 502.574.1112 for more details or questions. We hope that you can attend this special event and help us to support Southwest Community Ministries.

Harbor House's Home Sweet Home
 Cleaning Services
Need help with light housekeeping chores?
    Let Harbor House and Home Sweet Home help! We are an insured and certified cleaning service for our community. Let "Little Chores Open Doors" and help us to help you. Our mission is to empower individuals with disabilities and their families to lead fulfilled and productive lives. Light the Way for people with disabilities. For more information, contact Karen Fallon of Harbor House at 502.751.3212.

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
  Visit our website’s Online Customer Service or Live Chat at Download our free mobile 311 application from the website Tweet @LouMetro311

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

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

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

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