​High School Football
Friday, August 23rd:
7:30- PRP @ VALLEY
 Saturday, August 24th:
3:30- HOLY CROSS vs GREEN CO. (at Campbellsville University) 
5:00- BOYLE CO. vs IROQUOIS (at Mercer County HS)
5:00- SOUTH WARREN vs BUTLER(at Western Kentucky University)

The Big Table September 15 in Iroquois Park
    The Big Table, a welcoming event aimed at bringing people together to share food and conversation, is returning to Iroquois Park on Sunday, Sept. 15 from 5-7 p.m. Last year, more than 1,500 people participated in the event, and organizers this year will be setting up for 2,000 attendees. The third annual event is hosted by The Big Table, with major support from the Global Human Project and the Louisville Metro Office for Globalization. Each participant is asked to bring a dish, fruit, dessert or non-alcoholic drink to share with at least eight people. Participants are encouraged to bring a dish that reflects something about them, has a family story or personal significance, along with a recipe card. Tables, chairs, eating utensils and plates will be provided by event sponsors, but in case of an extra-large turnout, organizers encourage participants to bring a blanket and extra utensils. New this year, residents who play an instrument are invited to bring their instrument and join in a post-dinner global music jam. Pick-up music venues will be arranged along the event area to continue facilitating connections during event cleanup. Registration is strongly encouraged. For more information and event registration, visit www.thebigtable502.com or sign up on the Facebook event page, The Big Table 2019: The World’s Largest Potluck.

Iroquois Amphitheater Events
WFPK presents: "Dr. Dog & Shakey Graves with Caroline Rose" 
Tuesday, August 20th, 7 P.M. For ticket or any other evnt information go to "www.iroquoisamphitheater.com"
91.9 WFPK present: "Umphrey's McGee"  Friday August 23rd 8 P.M. 
Bourbon and Beyond Presents: Buddy Guy and Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band, Saturday August 24th Doors: 6:30 P.M. / Show: 8 P.M.
For ticket information go to "www.iroquoisamphitheater.com"

WFPK Waterfront Wednesday
Wednesday, August 28 from 6- 10 pm, Waterfront Park 

KMAC Vernissage
Friday, August 23 at 6 pm, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft 

ArtsPride Tea Dance
Sunday, August 25 at 2 pm, 8UP Elevated Drinkery 
& Kitchen  

Friday August 30 - Monday, September 2, 11 am - 11:00 pm, Belvedere (downtown Louisville) 

Old Lou Brew
Friday, August 23 from 6 - 10 pm, Old Louisville Visitors Center  

Umphrey's McGee
Friday, August 23 at 8 pm, Iroquois Amphitheater 

Food Truck Mash-Up
Saturday, August 24 from Noon - 7 pm, Purple Lot, (501 River Road) 

Brew at the Zoo and Wine Too
Saturday, August 24 from 5 pm - 9 pm, Louisville Zoo 

Biergarten with the Rheingold Band
Saturday, August 24 from 5 pm - 10 pm, German-American Club 

Back 2 Mac with E L Faux, I Heart Heart and Steely Danish
Sunday, August 25 at 5:30 pm, Iroquois Amphitheater 

Cover Me Badd at Fourth Street Live!
Thursday, August 22 from 7 pm - 10 pm, Fourth Street Live! (free) 

Waterfront Yoga
Tuesdays, August 20 - September 12 from 7 - 8 pm, 
Brown-Forman Amphitheater  

LouCity Kids Fest
Saturday, August 24 at 1:30 pm, Slugger Field 

Kicking Butt 5k
Saturday, August 24 at 8:30 am, Waterfront Park  

KFJ Night at Louisville City vs North Carolina FC
Saturday, August 24 from 3 pm - 6 pm, Slugger Field  

Louisville Bats vs Columbus Clippers
Thirsty Thursday - Thursday, August 29 at 5:30 pm, Slugger Field  

LouCity vs Indy Eleven
Friday, August 30 at 7 pm, Slugger Field 

El Taco Luchador at Colonial Gardens Grand Opening! - August 21st
    El Taco Luchador Taqueria will open its long-anticipated new location in the newly developed Colonial Gardens on Wednesday, Aug. 21. The opening originally was announced as June 1, but the date was pushed back. The development, located near Iroquois Park, has been reimagined as a high-end food court, with a pizza concept called Union 15 also slated to open this month. The renovation of the property was completed by Underhill Associates; Mayor Greg Fischer said in May the city had invested $2.4 million in the rehabilitation.
Luchador masks are the mark of El Taco Luchador. “This location is exciting for a number of reasons,” said Olé partner Rick Moir in a news release. “This is by far our best bar, and it connects to an outdoor communal beer garden that will be shared among the restaurants and breweries. It’s going to be a gathering place and a destination for food and music. It’s a real honor to be the first establishment to open in the new Colonial Gardens.”

Southwest Library Upcoming Events
Teatro Tercera Llamada Presents Henny Penny
Saturday, August 24th; 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Teatro Tercera Llamada presents a bilingual children's play for the whole family. Ramon Rooster, the towns Sheriff is in charge of finding out what happened to a loaf of bread and a bottle of honey with the help of the audience. A participatory comedy for the entire family. All ages. Teatro Tercera Llamada presenta obra teatral bilingüe (Ingles-Español) para niños. Desaparece una hogaza de pan y un frasco de miel. Ramon Rooster el Sheriff del pueblo esta encargado de investigar lo que paso con la ayuda de los espectadores. Comedia interactiva para toda la familia.
Zoo Pop-Up at the Library
Tuesday, August 27th; 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
The Louisville Zoo is popping up at the Library to celebrate its 50th anniversary! Stop in and meet Leroy the rhino, Louisville Zoo’s new mascot. Take a selfie with Leroy, play some fun games, and enter to win Zoo tickets. 
Slow Flow Yoga
Saturday August 31st; 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Learn simple yoga postures for relaxation and increase your balance, flexibility, and strength in this 60 minute, 6-week class. This class is free and no prior yoga experience is necessary. Participants are encouraged to bring their own mats and towels.

Give for Good Louisville - September 12th
    The biggest day of local giving returns on Thursday, September 12 when the Community Foundation of Louisville's Give For Good Louisville takes over our community. This year nonprofits need your support more than ever! During this special 24-hour online giving day the Foundation encourages you to give generously to one or more of the 500+ participating nonprofits that make our community a great place to live, work, and play. Be a part of this force for good and #GiveForGoodLou on September 12 between midnight and 11:59 PM at www.giveforgoodlouisville.org.

Louisville Orchestra at Iroquois Amphitheater
When: Saturday, September 7 / Starting 8 P.M.
Where: Iroquois Amphitheater. ree Concert. Kick off the concert season with a free performance by your Louisville Orchestra. Teddy Abrams conducts a family-friendly program featuring selections from upcoming concerts.

Panhandlers, There's A Better Way Coming Soon!
    A Louisville Metro Council member has an idea to reduce panhandling and raise money for those in need. The "Give a Better Way" campaign being proposed by David Yates (D) would discourage Louisville residents from giving to panhandlers, urging them instead to donate to the Metro United Way, Goodwill or other non-profit services. "There's a better way to give," Yates said. "We have a lot of generous, good-hearted people who want to help people have a hand up, more than a handout." Yates said he will file an amendment to Metro Louisville's budget ordinance "sometime in the next two months," requesting start-up money of $120,000 from the $1 million the council appropriated for homelessness initiatives. After the initial funding , the campaign should be self-sufficient, he said.

Kentucky State Fair
Thursday, August 15 - Sunday, August 25, Kentucky Exposition Center

KMAC Tiny Art Tales
Every Friday, 10:30 am - 11:15 am, KMAC Museum --Studio 715 

Friday August 30 - Monday, September 2, 11 am - 11:00 pm, Belvedere (downtown Louisville)

Hometown Rising Country Music and Bourbon Festival
Saturday, September 14 & Sunday, September 15, Highland Festival Grounds  

Bourbon & Beyond
Friday, September 20 - Sunday, September 22, Highland Festival Grounds  

Louder Than Life
Friday, September 27 - Sunday, September 29, Highland Festival Grounds  

LOCK Your Vehicles!
LMPD reminds residents to please LOCK your vehicles and NOT leave valuable items in them. Items stolen include purses, iPads, phone, cash and GUNS! Let’s not make it easy for criminals! Please lock your vehicles, take personal belongings indoors with you, leave purses at home when you go to the park and never leave a vehicle running while unattended. Remember to report any suspicious behavior to LMPD’s non-emergency line at 574-7111. To speak to a call taker, press 5.

Celebrate Love Sings Louder - Sept. 15th
When: Sunday, September 15, 2019 5-7pm
Where: Iroquois Amphitheater 
    This is a free, community-wide, multi-faith, multi-cultural, intergenerational program. The Jewish Federation and Jewish Community Center has been inspired by the currently popular “mass singing initiatives” facilitated by groups like Israel’s Koolulam and Canada’s Choir!Choir!Choir!. These events bring together a diverse range of community members with the idea to stop everything for a few hours and just sing together.
    In partnership with a diverse group of community leaders, groups and organizations, the Jewish Federation and Jewish Community Center will bring this experience to the Louisville community, enabling participants to enjoy the feeling of togetherness through a deep communal experience – their sounds and voices coming together to create a social choir, full of hope and optimism.

Colonial Gardens Restaurants Update
    Colonial Gardens is on track to open at the end of the summer after missing several earlier deadlines. Jeff Underhill of Underhill Associates said hungry South End diners could be enjoying tacos and tortas from El Taco Luchador in the next couple of weeks. Union 15, a pizza parlor and taproom, is expected to open in the long-vacant South End landmark later in August. Underhill said the main delay, other than the Little Caesar’s lease, has been the deterioration of the original structure. He said his company had to spend an extra $1 million on the restoration. “I know people are getting impatient to see something happen, but they have to realize the building had been vacant for nearly 20 years,” he explained. “We’ve basically rebuilt it from the inside out. We had to redo the foundation and some of the walls.” Two of the four spaces will be open by the end of summer and an additional property across the street will have a new restaurant opening soon.

Riverside Garden Club
7410 Moorman Rd., Tuesday August 13 Time:6:30 Riverside Garden Club The Farnsley-Moremen Landing will host hummingbird expert, Russ Thompson. Russ will talk about the fascinating hummingbird and how we can enjoy these tiny creatures. .

Subway Fresh Fit Hike, Bike and Paddle
Monday, September 2 at 8 am, Waterfront Park 

Free Forest School for Kids This Summer and Fall!
Fostering the next generation of environmental stewards, Free Forest School opens the door to nature play and emergent learning for thousands of children by empowering parents and caregivers to provide it themselves. The Free Forest School chapter of Louisville, KY is a free, cooperative, volunteer-run group for children age 0 to 6 and their parents/caregivers that meets on a weekly basis throughout the year in nearby wilderness areas.
We share a snack, take a hike, play in the woods, and have circle time. Parents and caregivers get a chance to unplug and step back... Kids and their imaginations take the lead! You can read more about our group and the areas we explore here: https://www.freeforestschool.org/free-forest-school-louisville-kentucky/
Free Forest School Sundays at the Louisville Nature Center
August - 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
September - 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
October - 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th 10am-1pm

The Farnsley-Moremen Detached Kitchen Receiving Much Needed Work
    Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing is excited to announce that the detached kitchen behind the historic Farnsley-Moremen House is getting some much-needed maintenance this summer. Expert historic preservation staff will oversee volunteers who will replace the roof on the detached kitchen and perform other needed repairs between July 15 – July 26. Volunteers and HistoriCorps staff will camp onsite at Riverside for the duration of the project. Riverside’s Board Chair Reba Doutrick said, “We are thrilled to be able to take good care of the detached kitchen at Riverside. It’s an important part of the historic interpretation of the site. This project aligns with so much of what we do at Riverside; it involves public education, historic preservation, and working with volunteers!”
    “Riverside is a true treasure in this community, and we’re so thankful that HistoriCorps has stepped up with this project, which will ensure that the kitchen can be enjoyed for generations to come,” Parks and Recreation Director Dana Kasler said. “We really appreciate the work HistoriCorps is doing!” Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing exists to promote, preserve, restore and interpret historic farm life on the Ohio River. Riverside is located at 7410 Moorman Road, Louisville, KY 40272. Riverside is one of the City of Louisville’s historic park properties and it is managed in partnership with a nonprofit organization called Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing, Inc.

Participate in the Inaugural PRP 5K in Support of The Crusade for Children Sept. 21st
    On behalf of the Pleasure Ridge Park Fire Protection District we would like to invite you to participate in our First 5K Run /Walk to benefit The WHAS Crusade for Children. This event will be the only one if its kind held in the Southwest area of Louisville. This year the race will be held on September 21, 2019.  
    We need area businesses and organizations to offer their monetary support to host the event. We certainly appreciate any support you can provide! The goal both as a Fire District and the community is to demonstrate innovative ways that will generate revenue to help children with special needs of the Kentucky and Indiana area and this 5K event plans to do just that!  
    Please remember that your company will still receive the recognition for donating toward the Crusade for Children for that year (2020). Once your contribution has been accepted we will then allocate your donation to the First 5K Run/Walk. Depending on which Donor Level your company chooses we would be pleased to display a banner or sign the day of the event with your company’s logo on it. This would also include your company’s logo on our 5K run T-shirts. If you would like to meet with our event coordinator or have questions/concerns please email smorris@prpfire.org or call (502) 356-1443 (cell). I would be pleased to meet with you to discuss more in details about this exciting event!

District 12 Dialogue - August 20th
    Councilman Blackwell will host the next District 12 Dialogue on Tuesday, August 20th. He hosts the quarterly District 12 Dialogue forums as a way to make Metro Government more convenient and accessible for the constituents of District 12. Councilman Blackwell will provide an update on Southwest projects. Representatives from LMPD, MSD, Code Enforcement, and a member of the New Dixie project will be in attendance to address specific concerns. We hope to see you there so you can stay updated on the positive momentum in Southwest Louisville. When: Tuesday, August 20th at 6:00 PM Where: Southwest Government Center, 7219 Dixie Highway Contact the District 12 Office at 502.574.1112 or liz.mcquillen@louisvilleky.gov for more information.

Southwest Community Ministries - Children's Eye Glass Assistance
    Southwest Community Ministries, along with Kosair Charities, is offering an assistance program to help children in need get eye glasses! No one in the community should have live without seeing the world in crystal clear clarity, especially children. The ministries are able to offer up to $120 per child, covering the cost of two pairs of eye glasses. This is an amazing program that can help countless families provide something that many of us take for granted. If you have any questions or would like details of how to apply, please contact the Southwest Community Ministries at (502) 935-0310.

Dare to Care Mobile Pantry New Location Serving SW Jefferson County
    The Dare to Care Mobile Pantry has a new location! This amazing program ensures that families can access food regardless of where they live. Dare to Care brings food directly to a neighborhood and sets up a temporary pantry on a consistent, scheduled basis. Today, Dare to Care operates over 40 Mobile Pantries each month. These pantries provide nearly 275,000 pounds of nutritious food to our neighbors in need each year. This particular pantry is located at Sacred Heart Wayside (3101 Wayside Dr.) and services residents from the 40216, 40258 and 40272 area codes. The pantry will be at this location the second Monday of every month from 1:30 p.m. until they run out of food. If you have any questions or concerns please contact (502) 966-3821.

Beechmont Open Air Market 
Opens, Saturday, June 8. Every Saturday, 8:00am-12noon
The Corner of Southern Parkway and Wellington Ave
Louisville, Kentucky 40214.

Metro Arts Community Center
    We are excited to announce the Metro Arts Community Center is now open! The building recently received a colorful new window wrap, and new programs and classes will be coming to the site, which is now known as the Metro Arts Community Center.Visit the website to view open hours, and try to solve our interact jigsaw puzzle based on Hannah Thompson's artwork!Beginners Acoustic Guitar Lessons
Instructor: Ken Lucchese, Saturdays: Youth-10:30 - 11:15 a.m. / Adult-11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 8 Week Session: July 13 - August 31 Fee: $85 In this beginner’s course, students will learn first position chord structure, as well as strumming techniques. Sheet music will be provided, and students are led through beginner’s songs with strumming and chord progression. Students must provide their own acoustic guitar. All other material will be provided.
Youth Pottery
Instructor: Brad Meredith, Minimum enrollment 5 / Maximum enrollment 12. This class is specifically designed for children and early teens. We will explore the basics of Hand Building in clay. Students will be instructed on how to make coil pots, pinch pots, wall pockets, and hand built mugs, plus much more. The creative use of patterns, texture, and clay stamping will be implemented in the design process. All projects will be bisque fired and glazed. Fridays 4 - 6 p.m. (8 Week Session) 8 Week Session: July 12 - August 30 Fee: $85
Adult Pottery
Instructor: Ed Lawson, ​Thursdays, 5 - 8 p.m. Minimum enrollment 5 / Maximum enrollment 12. This course is for adults of any skill level from beginner to advanced: From basic Hand Building to advanced Wheel work. Students will learn from a seasoned potter who has previously taught here at Metro Arts Community Center for 17 years, as well as being a retired High School Art teacher. Whether you are just beginning your pottery exploration, or are a skilled potter who would like guided instruction on new skill building, this is the class for you! 8 Week Session: July 11 - August 29 Fee: $85
Hand Building and Pottery Wheel
Instructor: Laura George, Time: Tuesdays, July 9 - August 27 / 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.​ Minimum enrollment 7 / Maximum enrollment 12. Includes basic to Hand Building (4wks) and intro to potter’s wheel (4wks). Pottery techniques are taught on an individual and group basis including demonstrations and one on one help. Class consists of instruction about kinds of clay, tools, and glazes, as well as discussion/critiques of student work. Fee: $85

Home Repair Scams
    With temperatures on the rise, Attorney General Andy Beshear is asking Kentuckians to use caution when hiring door-to-door contractors that promise too-good-to-be-true deals. Beshear says those “deals” can quickly turn into home improvement scams. “Often saying they are working in your neighborhood, scam contractors offer ‘special deals’ on home improvement services. Check out your prospective contractor at bbb.org or call your local BBB. To report a scam contact the Attorney General’s Office at 888-432-9257

Two New Restaurants Coming to Valley Station
    Church's Chicken has broken ground in the 10000 block of Dixie Highway. They will be located between Zaxby's and Taco Bell. A new Burger King will be coming soon to the now vacant Applebee's location also in the 10000 block of Dixie Highway.

Shively Park Farmer's Market
Every Saturday! 9am-1pm, 1902 Park Rd
Interested Vendors call Dennis Stengel @ 502-727-7718
Fresh from the Farm!

​New Dixie Hwy Project Entering Critical Stage
    Median Work to Begin Between Upper Hunters Trace and Heaton Road; launching the most transformative and dangerous parts of construction. Crews on The New Dixie Highway Project will begin installing medians next week between Upper Hunters Trace and Heaton Road. This means the crews are launching a critical part of the project almost a month ahead of schedule. By installing medians, The New Dixie Highway Project will restrict mid-block left turns – and guide drivers to turn at signalized intersections or designated U-turn points. Installing medians is both the most transformative part of The New Dixie Highway project – but also the most dangerous for workers because they will be working in the middle of the roadway with traffic on both sides. Crews had been expecting to start work on medians in June, but recent favorable weather conditions meant they were able to complete sidewalk and gutter work between Upper Hunters Trace and Heaton Road ahead of schedule. They will begin median work in that same section of roadway as soon as possible, sometime during the week of May 6. During median installation, the interior lane immediately adjacent to the work will be closed in each direction. Work will be happening in more than one location at a time. As one section is complete, work will move to a new section, meaning that drivers should stay alert as lane closures may change without notice. 

​South Points Farmers Market 
3:00pm-6:00pm.The market will operate on Thursdays at the Taylor Blvd. Save-a-Lot parking lot (4148 Taylor Blvd) and will accept SNAP, cash, credit/ debit cards, and senior vouchers. The market will double SNAP purchases (up to $12) and SFMNP voucher purchases (up to $8) with support from CFA’s Kentucky Double Dollars program. 

Calling all Golfers & FootGolfers!
    If you're looking for a fun activity to enjoy with children or grandchildren this spring break come on out to Bobby Nichols Golf Course for FootGolf or Golf. We will run the special below for Thursday-Sunday (April 4th-April 7th). If you are not taking advantage of the "Youth On Course" program, please jump on board. For the cost of $5.00 you can purchase a pass by clicking button below. You can print out a temporary pass or just show us the YOC number from the email. With this pass youth can purchase a green fee at Bobby Nichols for only $3.00. An absolute no brainer! Thursday/Friday: Juniors $7.50 or $3 with "YOC" ANYTIME. Friday/Saturday: Juniors and Adults $7.50 or $3 with "YOC" AFTER 4:00 PM. Hope to see you on the course soon! Tommy Betz, PGA, Bobby Nichols Golf Course, 4301 E Pages Ln, (502) 937-9051, BobbyNicholsGC@gmail.com

Explore Waverly Parks Great Trails
Trails of Waverly Park, 4800 Waverly Park Rd.
    Fresh Air Loop, (3.0 miles) This is the east loop of the system and is most easily accessed from the Playground parking lot. Most of this trail follows the contours of the land around the hillsides of this forested park and is of moderate difficulty. The section of this loop in the northeast becomes very strenuous as it changes 100 ft. in elevation over a short distance.
    Clinic Loop, (2.5 miles) This is considered the middle loop of the system and is easily accessed from the Playground parking lot or the westernmost parking lot. This moderate route follows the middle elevations of the hillsides just below the ridge lines. The trail features frequent but gentle hills and curves along the route making mountain biking very fun.
    Twisting Bends Loop, (2.2 miles) This is the west loop of the system. Most of the route is moderate but it does become strenuous in pronounced elevation changes on the western portion of the loop. This trail has nice woodland flora and overlooks of Bobby Nichols Golf Course.
    Playground Loop, (0.5 miles) This trail is easily accessed from the Playground parking lot. The Playground Loop Trail has been designed to provide a casual and easy nature hike for visitors. The route traverses interesting woodlands and streams where nature can be explored and enjoyed.
    Lake Loop, (0.3 miles) The trail provides an easy hike on a wide path around Waverly Lake where you can view abundant flora and fauna along the lakeshore. Ample parking, picnic tables and grills are found around the lake.

Need a smoke detector?
Request a home inspection by calling 311. https://louisvilleky.gov/government/fire/services/request-smoke-alarm

South Points Map Unveiled 
     Local officials gathered to unveil the 2019 South Points Scenic Area Map during a press conference at the Jefferson Memorial Forest Welcome Center Wednesday, March 6th. This tourism initiative is celebrating five years of continued program growth, including a physical map, road signage program, and online presence.
    This year, the South Points Scenic Area has expanded to include the South Louisville Business Association and the Louisville Independent Business Alliance, which hosts the South Points Buy Local Fair at Iroquois Amphitheater each July. Other additions include Khalil’s on Dixie Highway, a local restaurant recognized as a champion for local fundraising efforts, the return of the South Points Farmers Market, hosted by the Food Literacy Project, held at the Taylor Boulevard Save-A-Lot, brings healthy, farm-fresh produce to the region 100,000 maps will be distributed throughout Metro Louisville at restaurants, local businesses, attractions and parks. A mobile version of the map can be viewed at www.southpoints.org, and @SPScenicArea on Facebook and Instagram.

Have You Considered Fostering Animals For Metro Animal Services?
    People who are interested in fostering will need to fill out the Foster Application(PDF) and either email, fax to 502-473-2634, or bring the completed application to the LMAS Animal Care Center, located at 3705 Manslick Rd. For more information on our foster care program, please contact Stephanie Jackson at stephanie.jackson@louisvilleky.gov or (502) 574-6978.

Interested in Starting a Neighborhood Watch Program?
    Neighborhood Watch is a crime prevention program with neighbors watching out for each other. If you are concerned about crime or want to start a Neighborhood Watch where you live contact LMPD Community Relations Programs at (502) 574-7427.

Support Local Charity Shirley's Way 
Please help the Shirley’s Way by registering your Kroger card today!
1. Visit www.kroger.com/communityrewards
2. Sign in to your online account or create an account
3. Click on “Savings and Rewards”
4. Click on “Kroger Community Rewards”
5. Toward bottom of page click I’m a Customer “View Details”
6. View and confirm that “Shirley’s Way Inc.” Organization Number “VF989” is listed on the screen, if not you can change the organization
7. Even if you have registered previously, check your register to ensure it is still current
8. Use your KrogerPlus card each time you shop at Kroger. You'll start earning rewards for our Shirley’s Way right away on qualifying purchases made with your KrogerPlus card. Thank you! Current Average Quarterly Kroger Reward Donation is $500 Goal is $2000

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 use...it is our tax money! The city should put more money and support into our FAILING public schools in the south end. Less pawn shops, cash advance stores, dollar stores, flea markets, & used car lots. An indoor sports facility in riverport...get valley sports, prairie village and local schools to go in on supporting it..or ask local riverport businesses to help support the financing-they have plenty of money. Bring back Hometown Pizza!!! Please and thanks! SIDEWALKS ON GREENWOOD ROAD ALL THE WAY TO RIVERVIEW PARK! TD 40258

 We live on the edge of a beautiful subdivision. Most of us have older homes that we try and maintain, as well as keeping our yards looking nice. We have two vacant houses side by side that have needed tearing down for a long time. They are an eve sore as well as a breeding ground for mice. It would be a big encouragement to our neighborhood if something could be done about these houses. Thanks Pat, 40272

Improve the service industry, hire people who understand how to treat customers with respect. What happened to the customer is always right? Also, why are the side roads so trashy? Who is monitoring the maintenance of Dixie Hwy? I work in the east end. The difference is like day and night. Anonymous

I would like to see a stronger police presence. Fewer section 8 /HUD would be a step in the right direction as well as fewer Peddle Malls, used car lots and cash advance type businesses. MS 40258

Valley Station on Dixie could sure use a bigger Walmart. The one we have is so very limited. Hardly any room for housewares or clothes anymore since they added the grocery area. Not complaining about that though, that is something we needed, too. Just need a bigger store that carries much more merchandise.There are lots of people living in this area, now. C.T.

I would love to see a Kirkland's Home Store on Dixie Hwy JM 40214

I would love to see a Panera Bread, Red Lobster or Olive Garden out here. A Barnes and Noble would be great too. It just seems like we are the forgotten people out here that don't deserve nice things. We can read out here, why can't we have a bookstore. VA 40258

I would like to see Dixie Hwy cleaned up and less trashy looking shops. Also nicer sports facilities for the children. Additional eating places and different/better stores. I also wish more living in the area would take pride in what we do have while voting into office persons who will fight for us Southenders. Thank you. JP 40272

Panera Bread, Heine Brothers, Longhorns Steakhouse, Cheddars, Planet Fitness, Workout places with pools (very helpful for preventative care - esp for elderly), Nicer shopping centers (cleaned up and fresh), Smoothie King or a Cold Stone Creamery, more healthy eating options 
please! Kohls, TJ maxx or Homegoods, an upscale restaurant maybe. 
 -Anonymous 40258 

Panera Bread!! Pleaseeee!! I know many agree with me! MH 

I live in the 40214 area I want to see a Culver's. Restaurant in the pleasure ridge park/valley station area Jeremy 40214 

New to the area in Southwest Louisville. Please demolish the older buildings as well as that burned building near Lower Hunters Trace and put up newer restaurants. Dixie Hwy needs a makeover Now! Would love 
to see FiveGuys, Jet'sPizza, Cluckers, Firehouse Subs, Chick-fil-A, Jason's Deli, Outback, Cheddars, Red Lobster, J Gumbos, El Nopal, Hometown Pizza. I would like to suggest the Southwest YMCA move on Dixie Hwy. Why is it down a creepy side road off another winding road? Do the roads get plowed well in the winter? Would love to have Half Price Books, Sam's or Costco, nicer Wal-Mart. 40258 LA

Better places to eat and shop. Chick-fil-a, Kingfish, Claim jumper, Carrabas, Max and Ermas, etc. If Dixie Manor could attract an Old Navy, Jc Penny's and a sporting goods store would be fantastic 

Clean up old Johnsontown road. Go through there every morning as a cut through to get to terry road and it is just a mess in that area, like it has been forgotten. LH 40272 

40272 gets the trash. no more car lot, cash advances. Need better grade stores and resturants. Problem is.. if a nice department store would come, that store would get the trash from their other stores that don't sell. therefore would not stay. We have money out here and want to spend it out here instead of driving across town. But no we get the trash. Diane 40272 

I recently had to be out late after dark. I live in the 40272 Valley Station area and travel on Old 3rd Street a lot. I had to take notice how very dark and dimly lit it is on that road. I think we are much in need of a little more sufficient lighting on some streets around this area,especially on Old 3rd because it is such a winding and narrow street with so many hills and dips.It can be treacherous at night when it's raining or icy. We need more street lights. N.B.40272 

A nice movie theatre like Baxter Theatre or Village 8.  
A shopping mall would be awesome. 

Ashby lane is in desperate need of sidewalks. 2 
bicyclists have been hit and killed, as well as many hit by cars. There is no safe place to walk or ride on ashby lane 

I wish there was s turn signal arrow at cane run rd & Ralph ave coming off expressway making a left turn. Lived in this shively area for 2yrs but that turn scares me everytimewith barely missed accidents. .. thank you. .vme

Been on Rockford Ln for 21 years need more lights, a gattiland, and a gym or recreation center for the kids to play these kids are good they have no where to go play basketball so we try to keep a rim so they can play there's nothing here for our youth ages 12-17 thank you Betty Caliste

There is a great need for a STREET LIGHT at Kendall Dr and Dixie Hwy where Tumbleweed is located. It is very dark trying to turn left onto Kendall. With the new library open traffic has increased. To prevent accidents a street light to light the street would be a great help. Pat 40272 

I would love to see Dixie Hwy west to south down to Westpoint repaved and reflectors dividing the lanes. This has not been done in over 15 years. Tracy  

I would like to see a YMCA with pool closer to the 
Valley Station area. C.Hall 40272 

My family and I have lived in a good subdivision on Flowervale for about 12 years.There is a very sharp curve in front with a guardrail. There are so many accidents in that spot, especially at night.There have been one or two a year as long as I can remember living here. They are always bad but this last one lost his life. His family placed a memorial in the place where his motorcycle hit.It seems to me after that many crashes in that same area we could at least get a street light or more reflectors or something.The problem has been ignored for many years.We need lights on this curve! 40272 J.B. 

I would like see a movie theater out here ......Also nice to place to eat and upgrade greenwood park 

My husband, neighbors and myself wish we could get a Sam's Club or Costco and also since Target is leaving update that entire strip to look like the new area by Jefferson Mall/ Middletown area by the Gene Snyder. With Five Below, Liquor Barn, Academy, etc. I would also like to see a McAlister's. Thank you!! L.T. 40216 

NO MORE thrift stores or carlots, pawn shops or anything of that short. We need a mall that would be GREAT and more upscale shops and dinning like st.Matthews. make it look more cleaner and more inviting, nobody wants to come out this area because there's nothing out here and it's not up kept like it should be. We need to be the area people travel 40 minutes to get to for shopping and eating . Oh also Mabey a nice movie theater would be great 
to . AH 40272 

I wish there were a place for infants and toddlers (kids like age to 10&under) there nothing really out here for them to do , you have to travel far for a fun place for them . I would like tone see something like an puzzle fun dome or something of that short, with affordable prices and nothing to outrageous, so these kids can have something to do especially in the summer . I think that would be fun for them also something Mabey for the older one like a go-cart track/arcade! Let's give these kids something to do , and keep them out of trouble !!!!!! 

Would welcome a Trader Joe's and Rainbow Blossom. 40177 
in Southwest Jefferson County. 

I wish Riverview Park had a boat dock. It would make it much easier to get on and off your boat. Also it would be safer than jumping off your boat to stop it for hitting the concrete ramp!! 40258 

We need some better places to shop for clothing and house hold goods. Belk, Kohls, Pennys, or something along that line. We deserve that out here we are not second class citizens out here. Also maybe a Whole Foods or Trader Joes might be nice too, some of us like healthy and specialty foods at times and the prices there are not much different than Krogers as I have drove the long distance to the East End to shop there. These stores would also create more jobs for people in our community.

The South and Southwest Louisville need to see more Doctors stepping up to treat Heroin addiction. Doctors can get certified to help our community with an issue that's troubling our neighborhoods and breaking our families with medically assisted treatment. Treating heroin addiction with suboxone and therapy has been proven to work with much high success than the widely available abstinence model. Currently there is only one office in all of the 40118, 40208, 40210, 40215, 40216, 40258 & 40272 zip codes offering the treatment but it can be offered in every office if doctors get certified. More availability would save so many lives and reduce crime. Get educated!!! More info for doctors wishing to obtain certification, individuals seeking help and anyone who wants to learn more is available at http://www.samhsa.gov/medication-assisted-treatment. TAKE A STAND AND HELP OUR COMMUNITY. 

My wish is for a JcPenny store. We have no clothes stores but Walmart, Meijers. Not good clothes. Its sad the Southend can't get a name brand store. We have to many chicken places, mattress stores, nice and junk car lots by the dozens, dollar stores, rebuilding same stores just making them bigger like Kroger. Before long we will have no clothes. The Kmart center on Dixie would have been a great place for JcPenny instead we get what we don't need, a bigger Kroger. Please tear all these junk stores and junk car lots down and give us better stuff. We do matter out here. 40216 

I would like to see is outback on Dixie hwy to. I like to see Greenwood's get updates and side walk be good We all need to get in involved and keep the community from get Junk up!! 

I would like to have a movie theater on Dixie Hwy again. 40216 

We in Dixie area need a nice clothing store. JcPenny. We have NOTHING out here for clothes except walmart, Meijers and dollar store. Restraunts are nice, but we need clothes more. Get rid of so many car lots taking up good space and build what we need. 40216 

I would love an Olive Garden, Noodles, Jet's pizza and more clothing stores in the 40258 area. We also need a toy store. I would also like to see shops in the Terry Rd shopping center by West Pages 40258 which is empty.  

I would LOVE to have more free music events at southwest park like the ones highview puts on.Also Would Love to have Free MUSIC LESSONS FOR TEENS AND EVEN PARENTS AS WELL AT THE SOUTHWEST COMMUNITY CENTER.This could be really wonderful famiy time together .we need more of this.There really is not alot for our 12-18 year olds to do at community cnter.Cooking , Crafts,Cornhole,and Free Music Lessons would be wonderful..I as a parent would even volunteer to help.But also would like to participate in Music lessons with my grandkids. thanks dv 

I think we need a sporting goods store in the 40258 area. There is nothing in this area with the exception of Hibbets comma which is limited. Mama needs a new fishing pole Bass Pro 

My wish is to have a strip of stores similar to the setup in Elizabethtown, KY that has: Bed Bath and Beyond, Kirklands, Old Navy, Michaels, Pier 1, bookstore chain (Christian bookstore), etc. Also, a McCallisters would be lovely. Of course we need a department store like Kohls. I am still mourning the loss of Bacons. Thank you "Tired of driving to the east end, Veteran's parkway in Indiana, and E-town for the good stuff" 40258

We need desperately one nice clothing store, not generic version of JCPenny or Sears. We are sick of these little stores that have nothing and Walmart. Anonymous

A Kohl's where target was would be perfect! Cheddars and McAllister's would really draw more people. Anywhere there is a Southeast Christian Church, restaurants would be smart to open. Just look at the rural areas where the others are. Everyone was looking forward to Goody's, but their prices were sky high, and I am by no means a mizer. 40216 MS

Two big, empty buildings now-old Kroger and old Target. Could put movie theater at one of them! Really want a Michael's over in this area too or Joann Fabrics since Hancock is no longer.

Kohl's, bookstore, Honey Baked Ham, theater complex, Jersey Mike's, Mom's Music Store (with lesson studios), glass blowing gallery, farmer's market year round (sell what is in season), candy store, art store (with lessons/studios), Shaheen's, and a one stop shop/center for seniors for lunch, activities, workshops & entertainment. Thank You. VJW 40214

I wish for a Half Price Book & Records to open in this end of town. Scott 40258

I wish we had a Trader Joes, Lucky or Whole foods in the South end. Christine 40118

 We need a place to shop for clothes. We need a Penny's or a Kohls. Hazel Smothers 40268. Everybody I talk to wants a Kohls. I want Both.

 A Traffic light drastically needs to be installed on Old 3rd Street Rd, Valley Station !! Too many accidents/deaths have been ignored on this road. Turning left off of East Pages on to this road has uncrontrolable speeders with nothing to stop them. Not only that, but there are senior patio homes that are unsafe for residents to pull out with the speeding taking place. If the speeders knew they were going to have to control their speed due to the placement of a traffic light near Valley View Church, they would have no choice but to slow down and decrease their speed. This has resulted in way too many accidents and deaths and has been ignored for way too long. How many more accidents and deaths is it going to take to do something !!!!
40258, 40214, and 40272.

Panda Express !!!!

Badly need some apparel stores like Kohls or Old Navy. JV 40258

If people in the southwest would stop going out to the east end to shop, We would get better stores out here. shop on -line.If the better stores won't come to the Southwest then I won't shop at them.I will shop on-line at other stores.We need better stores out here,maybe jc pennys,Sears,a big name brand store.menards,rural king, Nicer sitdown eating places.But you have to remember, if we get them we have to spend our money at them, or they will close,40216

I would love to see a Heine Brothers Coffee shop, lets keep it local. Tina Jo 40214

We need another grocery store to replace Kroger that was in Southland terrace. Even if it was a grocery store. The Kroger Marketplace is nice, but its a hassle just to get small things and there is no more running to the store anymore. Its crowded with cars and people and the wait in lines are longer. Its just such a fight to get what you need, and neighborhood grocery stores are important also. Possibly a Price Less food store, Valu Market, Walmary Grocery, pic pac etc.

It would be wonderful to have a Five Below over here on Dixie!! I think it would do very well-maybe in Goodys or old Hancocks spot!!! Cmon everybody! Let's make them hear us! MB 40216

I would just like to see more people take pride in the home,yards and neighborhoods. We have to many properties/homes that are not being kept up by the owners or tenants. They can ''pretty'' up Dixie Hwy. all they want if the surrounding neighborhoods and homes are run down they are wasting their time and monies. Andy 40258

I wish more southerners would take a little pride in the area and STOP LITTERING and maybe even pick up someone else's litter. Roads by Iroquois Park, 3rd near near stores, strawberry ln, and the new Crittened connector are covered in litter. JJ 40214

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