First-ever Burnt Knob Music Festival to feature local acts July 28-29
    Festival Cuisine and Spirits and Falls City Brewing Company are hosting the inaugural Burnt Knob Music Festival at the Iroquois Amphitheater on Friday, July 28 and Saturday, July 29.
    The festival is a celebration of local music and will feature seven acts over two nights, according to festival promoter Matthew Davis. It takes the place of the former Kentucky Music Festival that was hosted on the same weekend each year at the Amphitheater. 
    “It’s all about local. Local bands performing at an amazing local venue, with local sponsors and local food favorites,” Davis said. “These are awesome bands with great local and even regional followings, and $10 gets you in the door each night. It’s going to be a lot of fun.” 
    Custom brew by Falls City Brewing Company along with food from Festival Cuisine and Spirits and Lil Cheezers also will be highlighted during the festival. “Local music and local beer have always been a perfect match. We’re beyond excited to be able to brew a limited release beer and team up with Iroquois Amphitheater to help support Louisville’s incredible music scene,” said Brian U’Sellis, Marketing Manager for Falls City. U’Sellis said that Falls City will be pouring a limited release beer – Iroquois IPA – during the show. 
    “We’re hoping that this becomes a new yearly tradition at the Iroquois Amphitheater,” Manager Mike Hallett said. “Two days of music, local food and beer – grab some friends and come out and enjoy a festival atmosphere at a really inexpensive price.” Admission is $10 per night. Tickets can be purchased at the gate or at 

Dixie Paving Update
​The Next Talk With David Scheduled! July 24, 2017
WHEN: Monday, July 24, 2017 at 6pm
WHERE: Southwest Regional Library, 9725 Dixie Highway
    President Yates has invited the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, District 5 Office and Hall Contracting of Kentucky to attend this meeting and provide our constituents with an update on the Dixie Paving Project. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has not yet confirmed that they will be attending. President Yates has reached out today to the Kentucky Transportation Secretary, Greg Thomas to ensure a representative comes.
    This project has been inundated with delays and President Yates wants to allow for our constituents to hear from KYTC and Hall Contracting and ask any questions they might have as to the timeline of this project. 
    There will also be representatives from Code Enforcement, MSD, and LMPD on hand to answer any questions or take any complaints. We look forward to seeing you there!

Free Movies @ Iroquois Amphitheater
"The Jungle Book"
Monday July 17th Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm 
"Dial M for Murder"
Monday, July 24th Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm Free 
"The Wild Life"
Monday, July 31st Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm Free 
Saturday, August 12th Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm Free 
"The Legend of Tarzan"
Monday, August 14th Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm Free 

Compost Bin Sale
    Compost bins offer a way to turn organic waste into valuable compost for use in gardens. Our Solid Waste Division has a limited supply of Earth Machine compost bins available for sale at $45 each. They're available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Solid Waste Management office, 600 Meriwether Street, whiles supplies last. Payment must be made by check or money order. No cash or credit cards will be accepted. For further information call 574-3571.

"Taste of South Louisville" Tickets Now on Sale
Taste of South Louisville 
Tickets:  Saturday, August 19, 2017 
  Early bird – June 30 Through July 22 $35
  Advance ticket – July 23 Through August 18 $40
  Event day August 19 – at door $45
  Location: Churchill Downs Millionaires Row, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
    Purchase your ticket at the ministries office, 415 ½ w. Ashland avenue, Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (every Wednesday 1:00-3:30 p.m. Only) Online tickets at available now until August 19, cutoff 5:00 p.m. Hosted by Churchill Downs, premier lead sponsor is Louisville Gas & Electric. Champion sponsors are South End Metro Council And Save A Lot. For information, contact Joyce Whalin, South Louisville Community Ministries, 502/361-7763 

Upcoming Events at Southwest Library
Trivia Night
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Calling all trivia buffs! Join us at Pleasure Ridge Pizza and Sports Bar-Greenwood to play some trivia; winner will receive a select appetizer for free! No entry fee required, donations to the Southwest Regional Friends of the Library are gladly accepted.
Superhero Cinema: The Rocketeer
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
In 1938 Los Angeles, a pilot finds a rocket pack that enables him to fly. He uses the pack to fight crime and turn into a hero with an alternate identity. Directed by Joe Johnston, this film is rated PG.
Superhero Challenge
Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Can you make our robots walk on liquid? Can you design special swimming gear to make robots swim? Are you up to the flying challenge? We will be using all our best engineering skills and critical thinking to take on superhero challenges with our Spheros. Call 502-933-0029 to register. Limit 12. Ages 8+

School Supply Giveaway & Carnival
Time:6PM -8PM
Annual Back to School giveaway & Carnival: Free School supplies while they last. Carnival Games, Drawings for kids. More info call935-8422 HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

Saturday, August 5th, 2017 
Churchill Downs VFW Post 2921, 2902 7th Street Road (7th and Arcade) Poker Run starts at the Steel Horse Saloon at 12 noon and finishes at VFW Post 2921. Food and Entertainment begins at Noon at VFW Post 2921. $10.00 per person and $15 per couple. Point of Contact is Wanda Wilkerson 502-638-2121 

Bike Night Every Sunday
VFW Post 1181, 6518 Blevins Gap Road Time: 4-9 pm
Join us every Sunday for BIKE NIGHT! $12 domestic buckets. Seating indoors and on the pavilion. There's a great group of people who gather at this VFW, come and join us!

Wednesday, July 5, 12, 19, 26 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Resume Help Come to learn crafting a good resume for job search. The basic resume building template is available in library computers. Registration required. Call 502 375 2051. Fairdale 10620 W. Manslick Rd. Louisville, KY 40118 

Tuesday, July 18th 4:00 - 5:00 PM Batty About Bats! Superhero's of the Night! Are they birds, reptiles or mammals? Do they carry rabies? Are they blind? Find out with the Second Chances Wildlife Center. All ages. Fairdale 10620 W. Manslick Rd. Louisville, KY 40118

Thursday, July 20th 5:00 - 6:00 PM Gardening on a Balcony Join the Jefferson County Master Gardener Association and learn how to garden in a small space, such as on a balcony or in a courtyard. Fairdale 10620 W. Manslick Rd. Louisville, KY 40118

Thursday, July 27th 3:00 - 04:00 PM Medicare Info Session What it means to say Medicare part A, B or D? Understand the Medicare benefits and learn how to sign up. Fairdale 10620 W. Manslick Rd. Louisville, KY 40118

Thursday, July 27th 5:00 - 6:00 PM The Reading Cafe Join our Reading Café where we talk, snack and craft over a new book each month. Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage Register: 375-2051 Ages 8 – 13. Fairdale 10620 W. Manslick Rd. Louisville, KY 40118

​Back to School Festival @ Valley High School
July 27th, 9am to 12pm
Located at 10200 Dixie Highway. For more information call 363-1483.  
    This annual event is open to families with children in kindergarten through high school. School supplies and backpacks will be provided while supplies last to families that participate in three, ten-minute ‘mini-trainings’. Over twenty presenters and more than forty vendors will be at the event plus mascots and lots of hands on fun to help everyone “Unlock Your Superhero Powers”. Sponsored by South Jefferson Neighborhood Place, Cane Run Neighborhood Place, Louisville Metro Department of Resiliency and Community Services, South Jefferson Community Partnership, Drug-Free Communities Grant, area JCPS schools, Kidz Club, Kosair Charities, Fairdale Christian Church, Fairdale First Baptist Church and Valley View Church.

2nd Annual Fan Fair Kickoff A Success - Fans Still Available
    Over 450 fans were donated by individual, community and corporate partners with 200 of them being distributed at the kickoff, Saturday, June 24! Box and table fans are still available through local Neighborhood Place locations and in our rural counties. For location information and availability, please call KIPDA at 502-266-5571 or the Office for Aging & Disabled Citizens at 502-574-5092. 

Little Loomhouse in July
    During the month of July, Cultural Pass holders will be honored on Wednesdays 10:00am - 2:00 pm & Saturdays 11:00am - 4:00 pm throughout the month.
-July 1 - 15 Making Art for the “I AM ALI Festival” at the Little Loomhouse #5  
-Thursday July 13th & Friday, July 14th 10 am- noon (session 1) or 1-3 pm (session 2) Drop-In Weaving At The Little Loomhouse, Ages 6 years and up. Cost is $25 per session, all supplies included. Call 502–367-4792 to reserve a spot or email us at 328 Kenwood Hill Rd.
-Monday July 17th -21 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Little LoomhouseTeen Fiber Arts Camp for ages 12-16 years. Campers will explore a range of Fiber Art process, including dyeing, felting, block printing, and weaving on various types of looms. Bring a sack lunch You must pre-register for this Camp! Call 502-367-4792 to register. *Scholarships available. 328 Kenwood Hill Rd.
Call 367-4792 or email us at to register & for information. 328 Kenwood Hill Rd.

7th Annual Homeless Veterans Poker Run/Event
AMVETS POST #61 9405 Smyrna Pkwy, Louisville, Ky. 40272
August 27, registration 10:30am to 12:30 pm
First bike out at 1pm $15 Rider/Bike, $5 passenger
Cash Bar, food available after, Cars welcome,
for more info: Contact- Barbara Wagner 502-526-1684

PRP High School Baseball Wins State Title
    Congratulations to Coach Bill Miller and the PRP High School Baseball Team for their huge win over Simon Kenton to claim the State Championship! The Panthers held off their opponents for a 6-5 win led by long-time head Coach Miller, the state's all-time winningest coach. This is the 6th State Title for PRP High School, tying with two other Kentucky schools for the second-most titles in state history. Congrats to the Panthers!

Fairdale High School Summer Feeding Program
    Fairdale High School is offering free nutritionally balanced meals to children and teens to help prevent the nutritional summer slide. 
  Free breakfast from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  Free lunch from 11 a.m. til Noon
  Monday thru Friday until August 4th
  To anyone 18 years old or younger.
For additional sites or information – call 485-8248
or online at

Free Community Events @ Riverside, The Farnsley-Moremen Landing
Mobile Playground, Music, & Movie Nights
Festivities begin at 5:30 pm. Bring your lawn chair and blanket!
-July 26 Free Movie "Racing Stripes" PG Family film about a talking zebra.
-August 9 Free Movie "The Mighty Quinn" R Denzel Washington detective action classic.
-August 23 Free Movie "The Goonies" PG Family, friends, action comedy and pirates!
7410 Moorman Rd    502-935-6809

Become a Foster Grandparent
    Participants in the Louisville Metro Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) are individuals 55 years or older who tutor and assist children with special or exceptional learning needs in essential skills such as reading, writing and math, while offering the basic guidance of a mentor, advocate and friend. Currently, more than 130 Foster "Grannies" and "Grandpas" share their compassion and caring at over 28 sites including Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS), Boys & Girls Clubs and several community centers and after school programs.
Volunteers provide a minimum of 15 hours up to a maximum of 40 hours of service per week and may qualify for a tax-free, hourly stipend as well as free supplemental accident and liability insurance while serving. For more information on how you can become a Louisville Metro Foster Grandparent, please call 502-574-1529 or visit

Jefferson Memorial Forest has two Camps with Space Available!
Eco Extreme Camp, July 17-21, ages 13-15, $225
Prepare yourself for adventure on a whole new level! This is THE camp that sets itself apart from other camps! From camping out under the stars on an overnight trip to flying through the trees on a zip line, you’re sure to get your dose of adventure at ECO X Camp, all while learning backcountry cooking, canoeing techniques, Leave No Trace skills, and more.
Forest Explorers, July 24-28, ages 5-6, $150
Discover-Hike-Explore-Play! Children need freedom to play and explore. Through exploration, stories, crafts and hands-on activities, your child will make discoveries about the variety of habitats and animals living in Jefferson Memorial Forest. This year we have a special drama activity planned with Looking for Lilith Theatre Company. PLEASE NOTE: No shuttle service is offered for this camp.
For more info on both camps or to register call 502-368-5404 or 368-6856

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, go to

Streetlight out? Here's how to report it!
You can report streetlights to LG&E/KU by following this link:

Area Farmers Markets
    Louisville has a new Farmers Market Association (LFMA). The purpose of the new association is to support farmers markets, farmers and local food producers to promote access to a healthy and sustainable food system. LFMA does this by providing assistance such as marketing, financial advisement, vendor and volunteer recruitment to increase the capacity of farmers markets. It also helps to facilitate better access to healthy fruits and vegetables for everyone by helping the markets support SNAP (food stamps) participants through the Double Dollars Program and Free EBT Equipment and seniors through the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program. 

South Points Farmers Market
4148 Taylor Boulevard 
PAYMENT: Cash, Credit Card, SNAP 
May 7 - September 24 SUNDAYS 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Southwest Farmers Market
10200 Dixie Hwy, Valley High School 
PAYMENT: Cash, Credit Card, SNAP May 27 - October SATURDAYS 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Sun-Valley Fresh Stop Market
Sun Valley Community Center 6505 Bethany Ln, 502.509.6770 June 7 - October 25 Every other WEDNESDAY 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm sun-valley-market.html

Councilwoman Welch brings back “Free Family Swim Nights” to the Fairdale Pool 
    Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13) is once again sponsoring FREE Family Swim Nights at the Fairdale Pool beginning on Thursday, June 8th. "With busy schedules and parents working, sometimes families just don’t have the chance to have some fun during the week,” says Welch. “Cooling off at the pool is a great way to spend quality time together, and I am glad to be able to offer this free event at one of the best pools in Metro Louisville.”
    In addition to our 30 spraygrounds and spraypads, Metro Parks & Recreation offers four outdoor pools to help keep you cool in the summer. Admission is $2 for children 17 and under, and $3 for adults 18 and over. Photo identification is required for anyone age 9 or older; children 8 and under must be accompanied by a guardian 12 or older with photo identification. Metro Parks can make identification cards for children who need them for $4 per card; call (502) 897-9949 for details.
Metro Parks Pools Open:  
Summer 2017: May 27, 28 & 29-Memorial Day Weekend & June 3 - July 29, 2017 pools will Open Daily with the following schedules:
Fairdale (Nelson Hornbeck Park)
709 Fairdale Road, 40118 502/361-8270 Open Daily: 1pm - 6pm • Closed Mondays THURSDAYS 6:00 - 8:00pm Free Swim
Sun Valley Park
6506 Bethany Lane, 40272 502/935-0302 Open Daily: 1pm - 6 p.m. • Closed Wednesdays THURSDAYS 6:00 - 8:00pm Free Swim

Sun Valley Fresh Stop Market 
    Fresh Stop Markets are “pop up” farm-fresh food markets set up at local churches, community centers, and now even in a crossfit gym, in fresh food insecure neighborhoods. The food has been paid for in advance so that farmers don’t face the same degree of risk as they do with a standard farmers’ market. Fresh Stop Markets are open to everyone and created, led, and sustained by community leaders. Most Fresh Stop Markets reserve 75 percent of all shares for those individuals and families identifying as having limited resources according to the WIC eligibility guidelines (185 percent of poverty or less). Sun Valley is happy to begin our second season as a Fresh Stop Market. We will kick off on Wed., June 7th, 4:30-6:30pm!
      LOCATION: 6505 Bethany Ln, Valley Station, KY 40272 (Sun Valley Community Center) CONTACT: New Roots, 502.509.6770 ​​Pre-payment Options To place an order for shares of seasonal produce call 502.509.6770 (if payment method is debit/credit for SNAP), or drop off cash to Sun Valley Community Center, Monday Friday during business hours. Ordering Deadline is 5pm on the Friday before the Fresh Stop Market Date 
2017 Fresh Stop Market Season (every other Wednesday 4:30-6:30pm): 6/7, 6/21, 7/5, 7/19, 8/2, 8/16, 8/30, 9/13, 9/27, 10/11, 10/25

Waterfront Yoga
Every Tuesday at 7 pm @ Waterfront Park

West Point Farmers' Market 
    Begins Saturday, June 10, 2017. This is a new program sponsored by the West Point, Kentucky Revitalization Committee. Location: Thomas R. Duke Park, on Dixiy Hwy at red light in West Point, KY behind Bickel Bros. car lot. Just 7 miles south of Gene Snyder. When: Every Saturday, 8 AM to 1 PM through October What: The best of local produce, crafts, handmade goods and bedding plants! For Vendor Application & Information Contact: Email: or phone: 502-303-5438

Louisville City Soccer Offering Tickets to Area Groups
    With Louisville City FC’s 2017 season opening Saturday,on behalf of our staff, board of directors and investors to make a positive impact in the community by providing the opportunity to enjoy a soccer game. K Knowing that not everyone in Louisville has the means to purchase tickets to the games, we would like to offer any groups in District 13 (schools, church or youth organizations, non-profits, etc.)the opportunity to enjoy a night of pro soccer.
We would be more than happy to provide complimentary tickets. Contact the District 13 Office at 574-1113 for information.

2017 South Points Scenic Area Map Unveiled
    Councilman Blackwell was joined by Mayor Greg Fischer, Metro Councilmembers and local business owners and civic leaders to unveil the 2017 South Points Scenic Area Map and Calendar of Events at the Kentucky Derby Museum. 
    The newest edition of the South Points map features famed attractions such as Churchill Downs, restaurants, libraries, parks businesses, museums, and the historic Iroquois Amphitheater. It also details the interesting history of the area, including tidbits about the Wet Woods, West Point and Ford Duffield, Mann’s Lick, Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing and The Little Loomhouse. 
    The South Points Scenic area attracts 1.4 million visitors annually. The project also includes highway signage to direct visitors to points of interest. Four signs along Kentucky interstates and 52 signs along main thoroughfares with the South Points Scenic Area logo direct visitors to attractions.
    More signage is slated to be installed for to draw attention to attractions such as the Stizel-Weller Distillery, the Little Loom House, Sun Valley and Bobby Nichols golf courses and the Go Ape! extreme ropes course at Jefferson Memorial Forest. New sponsors of the map include the Altitude Trampoline Park on Dixie Highway and the South Points Farmer’s Market, located at Taylor Boulevard in the Save-A-Lot parking lot on Taylor Boulevard. For more information and to see a map of restaurants, landmarks and other Southwest attractions, visit

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

    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

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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