Free COVID-19 Testing at Mary & Elizabeth Hospital
    U of L Health will offer free coronavirus testing in South Louisville beginning this week. Anyone can make appointments at one of the three sites:
Downtown at the corner of Brook and Liberty streets
U of L Health Mary and Elizabeth Hospital
U of L Health in Bullitt County
    Smith also said getting results back quickly will be key, and he expects a 2-3 day turnaround time at these sites. He said the hope is to have up to 1,000 tests per day available at these locations. To make an appointment, call 502-588-0414. The phone lines opened Tuesday. Appointments will begin Thursday.

Pappy Raffle Benefits South Louisville Organization
    One lucky person will walk away with 6 bottles of the most sought-after bourbon in the world. Cox’s and Evergreen liquors have partnered with the Southwest Dream Team to give away 6 bottles of Pappy Van Winkle, just in time for the new Derby Day 2020. Customers can purchase $10 raffle tickets at all neighborhood Cox’s and Evergreen Liquors. (Tickets will be sold through the end of business hours on Thursday, September 3.) Then at 12n on September 4 (the new Oaks Day), the lucky winner will be selected. The prize package includes Old Rip Van Winkle 10 year, Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 year, Pappy Van Winkle 15 year, Pappy Van Winkle 20 year, Pappy Van Winkle 23 year and Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye 13 year. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to the Southwest Dream Team and their efforts with the Louisville Independent Business Alliance to educate about the community benefits of supporting local, independent businesses. Those businesses keep more dollars circulating within our neighborhoods and build a neighborhood’s community character and ‘sense of place’.

This fall: Night hikes and Owl Prowls
    Yes, you read that right: the Louisville Nature Center will soon be offering public programs again! After all these months, we can't wait to welcome you back! Here's a lineup of what we have planned for this fall:
Dusk Hike - Saturday, September 19 - 8:00 to 9:00 pm
Night Hike - Saturday, October 10 - 8:00 to 9:00 pm
Owl Prowl - Saturday, November 7 - 6:00 to 8:30 pm
Night Hike - Saturday, November 21 - 7:30 to 8:00 pm
Owl Prowl - Saturday, December 5 - 6:00 to 8:30 pm
Owl Prowl - Saturday, December 19 - 6:00 to 8:30 pm
    Due to COVID-19, registration will be limited to a maximum of 10 people per event. Spots are expected to fill up quickly, so don't wait—register now before they're all gone! To register, call (502) 458-1328 or go to louisvillenaturecenter.org. Members, check your email for discount codes.

A note of thanks to Kentucky’s parents, communities and a request for continued flexibility to limit spread of COVID-19
By Kevin C. Brown Interim Commissioner of Education
    I know these are frustrating times for all of Kentucky’s public school families. Since mid-March, the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus has upended all of our lives. It has interrupted the way we shop, the way our families gather, the way we worship and the way our students learn.
    I’ve felt those frustrations too. But I wanted to take a few minutes to thank all of you – students, parents, teachers, administrators, superintendents, local school board members and community leaders – who have made the hard decisions and put the health and safety of your communities first. I know it is never easy to decide to close school buildings to in-person learning, whether because of a snowstorm or a worldwide pandemic. This pandemic has only made those decisions harder.
    I understand the frustration of parents and caregivers who want a sense of normalcy for their children. I know there are a lot of people out there struggling to balance their work, having their children home all the time and then trying to help their children with schoolwork while we are using distance learning. It is completely understandable why parents want schools to reopen to in-person classes because that, of course, is the best type of education for their kids. I want you to know that we want your children to return to their classrooms, too – when it is safer for them to go. Now is not the time to dismiss all of the hard work we did earlier this year in stemming the spread of this deadly pandemic. If we reopen schools too early, no matter how good the intentions and no matter how good our reopening plans, our students, our teachers and our communities will suffer.
    As you have heard from Dr. Steven Stack, commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Public Health, our infection rates are still too high for school buildings to safely open to in-person classes for all of our students. If we open buildings now, we could quickly find ourselves in the same position as the Cherokee County School District in Georgia. Cherokee County reopened schools on Aug. 3, only to shut down again when more than 1,000 students and staff had to quarantine after multiple positive COVID-19 tests in less than two weeks of classes. The vast majority of Kentucky’s school districts – including its two largest – already have decided to start school virtually this year and reassess the safety of reopening at a later date. I know this wasn’t an easy decision, but I want to say thank you for making that call. You have shown courageous leadership and I need you to know that I see that, I recognize it and I appreciate it.
    I also want to thank all of our education community for the dedication and hard work to ensure that Kentucky’s students keep learning regardless of where they are. Kentucky has long been the leader in using non-traditional instruction, but your experiences during the final nine weeks of last school year have only strengthened the Commonwealth’s abilities. The creativity and dedication we have seen coming from you all has made me proud to be part of such a great system. I know all of you have been working hard all summer long to improve distance instruction even more. Thank you. Unfortunately, we still face many uncertainties for the upcoming school year. But until there is a vaccine for COVID-19, we must remain flexible and willing to do what is best for our students, our families and our communities. Most importantly, I remain optimistic that if the Commonwealth pulls together like we did last spring, we will create the conditions necessary to proceed with in-person instruction in all of our districts on Sept. 28.

LFPL Main and Regional Libraries Open by Appointment
    The Louisville Free Public Library is pleased to announce that the Main Library will be open for in-person computer access by appointment starting Monday, August 17 and the Southwest, South Central, and Northeast regionals starting Tuesday, August 18. The browsing of books and other materials will not be permitted at this time.
    Computer access is by appointment only and restricted to 90 minutes per day. Limited free printing and faxing services will also be available by appointment. To make an appointment, patrons should call a participating library location at the numbers listed below. All regionals will have 90 minute appointments:
LocationPhoneMonday - ThursdayFriday - Saturday
Main(502) 574-16169am - 5pm10am - 3pm
Northeast Regional(502) 574-175110am - 5pm10am - 3pm
South Central Regional(502) 964-351510am - 5pm10am - 3pm
Southwest Regional(502) 933-800710am - 5pm10am - 3pm
    Phone calls for appointments should be made to the preferred location, during the hours listed above. In order to reopen safely to in-person visits, the Library has reconfigured furniture, computer stations, and equipment to ensure safe physical distancing can be maintained. It has also procured sufficient personal protective equipment and sanitizing supplies and implemented enhanced cleaning protocols. Masks and temperature checks will be required to enter library facilities. The Library will have masks available for patrons who arrive without them. We appreciate your patience and continued support and we look forward to serving you at the Library.

146th Kentucky Derby News
    Churchill Downs confirmed Wednesday there will be spectators in the stands for the 146th Kentucky Derby. A 62-page guide has been prepared for fans detailing restrictions and reductions in crowd size to prevent the spread of COVID-19. “The world is in a different place, so we’re all dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re dealing with issues of a quality and injustice,” Churchill Downs Racetrack President Kevin Flanery said. “And so we want to make the Derby something that we can come together. A unifying event as we move forward. But it will be different, we know that. We think it’s important we come together as a community and look to the future.” The announcement comes 24 days before the Derby and just a week after the Indy 500 decided to race with no spectators later this month. After drawing a record crowd of more than 170,000 in 2015, this Derby will be much more exclusive. A maximum of only 23,000 people will be allowed.

Need Some Spooky Fun-Try Old Louisville Ghost Tours
    The most haunted neighborhood in America? That’s what many are calling Old Louisville, an extensive preservation district filled with old mansions and strikingly beautiful homes in Kentucky’s largest city. Wherever you go in this eye-popping neighborhood, it seems that a haunted house is not far away. Or a haunted church, a haunted street corner, or a haunted park. Over the last two decades, so many stories of supernatural activity have surfaced here that Old Louisville has gained the reputation as being the spookiest neighborhood in the entire country.
    Join a guide for this nightly tour that introduces you to the ghostly past and paranormal hotspots in America’s Most Haunted Neighborhood. Best enjoyed against the backdrop of gas lamps and hidden walking courts, our Louisville-based ghost tours have received awards and accolades from national and international publications.
For more information, go to https://louisvillehistorictours.com/louisville-ghost-tours/.

Fans Still Available through Fan Fair
    Hundreds of electric fans have been collected to provide heat relief for older adults and people with disabilities. The Fan Fair giveaway qualifications and guidelines are as follows:
Person 60 years of age or older Or documentation verified by a physician of a disability
Resident of Jefferson, Oldham, Henry, Shelby, Spencer, Trimble or Bullitt Counties, Proof of address and age
​One fan per household Household must not have functional central air conditioning
    Qualified individuals may call one of the sites for more information and instruction on how to receive a fan. (Click the link for sites) Appointments are required in advance due to most sites remaining temporarily closed for walk-in clients in accordance with the CDC and Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness guidelines. Fan supplies are limited and will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. For more information about the Fan Fair event, visit https://louisvilleky.gov/government/resilience-and-community-services/office-aging-disabled-citizens or https://www.kipda.org/

New Dixie Fiber Update
    Work continues to connect the final technology pieces of the New Dixie Highway project. Fiber-optic cable installation started in June and is progressing on schedule. Once fiber connectivity is in place, new hardware for traffic signals will go live to realize the full vision of the safer, more efficient roadway. New controllers work with an Intelligent Transportation System for quick movement of TARC buses on the corridor. Digital screens at bus shelters along Dixie Highway will be turned on to give real-time information to riders. The high-tech pylons will be operational later this year.

Biscuit Belly Opens at Colonial Gardens
    As restaurants are beginning to re-open, you might notice a new addition to the collection of eateries located in Colonial Gardens. Check out Biscuit Belly for all of your breakfast and brunch cravings. They were excited to open on Friday, June 5th to serve up some of their delicious eggs, hashes, and of course biscuits! For more information, check out Biscuit Belly on Facebook.

Need Help? South Louisville Community Ministries Assistance Now Available in 40214, 40215, 40118 40209 & 40208(partial)
    Our service area encompasses all of zip codes 40214, 40215, 40118 and 40209, and those families in 40208 who live south of Eastern Parkway/Industry Road. If this is not your zip code and you’re looking for help, please find a map of the Community Ministries here. *Please note, SLCM is now serving the following three areas.
Fairdale Community Ministries
South Louisville Community Ministries
Ministries Untied South Louisville
IMPORTANT: For all assistance and visits, please bring a photo ID and proof of address dated within 30 days (ie. a bill mailed to you). Some services require more documentation, please call to check before visiting. A friend or family member may also come on your behalf if they have your documents and information. If you do not have these documents, but need assistance, please call, fill out the form below, or visit us between 1:00-3:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, with whatever documentation you have

Extended COVID-19 Testing and Drive Thru
COVID-19 TESTING:
Councilman Yates is pushing hard to have more COVID-19 free drive-thru testing locations throughout our city and especially in the South End of town. However, if you think you or a family member need to be tested, do not wait!
1. Register to take the test in the parking lot at the Bashford Manor Walmart, https://doineedacovid19test.com/Louisville.htm
or Shawnee Park, https://www.thelittleclinic.com/drivethru-testing
2. Create an account and complete the survey asking about race, sex, symptoms, etc.
3. Schedule your appointment time.
Be sure to print your test voucher and bring it to your appointment. If you need help, contact my office, 574-1125. https://govstatus.egov.com/kycovid19

Southwest Community Ministries 
 Items Needed
    Southwest Community Ministries is currently overwhelmed with families who have never needed assistance before but are running out of household and hygiene products! They are asking for help from members of the community, youth groups, or anyone willing to donate. If you would prefer to give food donations, items such as ravioli, ramen, fruit cups, canned meats, soups, and peanut butter crackers are always good options. Things like Ensure and pull top lids are good for seniors as well!
Needed Household Items:
Toilet Paper
Paper Towels
Bleach
Laundry and Dish Soap
Any Cleaning Supply
Soap
Shampoo
Conditioner
Razors
Comb/Brush
Tooth Brush
Tooth Paste
Adult Diapers
Female Personal Care Items
Items can be dropped off at the Ministry (8504 Terry Rd.) Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. For more information please call (502) 935-0310. Donations can also be made by visiting 
SouthwestCommunityMinistries.org/donate.

​COVID-19 Outbreak 
Wash Your Hands And Be Cautious 
COVID-19 has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. Please take it seriously by reviewing some of the below handouts and instituting these suggestions and information into your daily life. If you would like more information about COVID-19 please see the following resources: 
Center for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019
World Health Organization:  https://www.who.diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019 
KY Cabinet for Health and Family Services: kycovid19.ky.gov

Southwest Library Upcoming Events!
http://www.lfpl.org/events/

Interested in Fostering Animals?
    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.

McAlsiter’s Deli to open in November
      McAlister’s Deli will open in November 2020 on the property of Park Place Mall located at 9070 Dixie Highway. McAlister's Deli is an American chain of fast casual restaurants founded in 1989 in Oxford, Mississippi, by retired dentist Dr. Don Newcomb. There are currently over 400 locations in 28 states, ranging from Virginia in the East to Florida in the South to Arizona in West to Michigan in the North. Their website describes their food , “Our food is our foundation - we wouldn’t be here without the 13 layers of our McAlister’s Club or our giant Spuds covered with your favorite toppings. Our goal is to serve handcrafted food and delicious sweet tea that is simple and satisfying – for every palette, even mom’s pickiest eater. We take familiar flavors and add the special McAlister’s touch that you won’t find anywhere else.”
      A Smoothie King is quickly being constructed next door to Batt and Putt. They are expected to be open by Spring 2020. A Hardees is being built in the previous Payless Shoes location, 5360 Dixie Highway. 

FREE Radon Test Kits
    The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness is offering free radon test kits while supplies last. You can request a kit by calling 574-6650 or visiting https://louisvilleky.gov/government/health-wellness/radon.

Dare to Care Food Bank
    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.

Road Closed!
    Road to top of Iroquois Park closed to vehicle traffic Uppill Road in Iroquois Park to the North Overlook is closed until further notice to vehicle traffic. Access to pedestrians and cyclists is still available.

Illegal Signs
    Signs posted on utility poles and in the right-of-way are illegal and visual litter. Feel free to remove these signs when you see them. Thank you for helping clean our community

Street Light Out? Here's how to report it!
You can report streetlights to LG&E/KU by following this link: 
www.lge-ku.com/outages/report/streetlight

PAL: Parents of Addicted Loved Ones
What is PAL?
    Parents of Addicted Loved ones is a support group of parents helping parents. They meet every week on Sundays. Our primary goal is to provide hope through education and support, at no charge, for parents dealing with addicted loved ones. When: Sundays; 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Where: St. Raphael the Archangel Church (2900 Bardstown Rd.) For more information, please contact mmeeks13@bellsouth.net or (502) 609-0926.

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.

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

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

     MORE SIT DOWN RESTAURANTS LIKE RED LOBSTER OR OLIVE GARDEN ETC.  CHARLIE 40215

     I wish there was a McAllister's and a Panera Bread in Southwest Jefferson Co. We want descent restaurants in the south end!!! 40272

    I would like to see something for the youth ages 11- 15 at the Southwest community center that gets kids involved. And is inexpensive. My kids are not into sports and really have nothing to do. And we can't afford to do a lot. Maybe free music lessons. Sincerely, J.Y. 40272

    I would like to see more restaurants in Valley Station like Panera Bread, McAllisters, Olive Garden, Carrabbas. Along the lines of those. Something in the 40272. So that we don't have to drive so far to enjoy. Thank you, D.Y

We need a movie theater. R.R. 40258

I wish we had a movie theater out here again. Better than Dixie Dozen. Corey 40272

 Famous Dave's restaurant would be nice. L. Riley 40272

I Would Like To See Sam,s Club On Dixie Highway. 
Thank You EJA. 40258

I really wish we had a Best Buy store on Dixie Hwy. Ever since Circuit City closed, I've had to drive out to Outer Loop to the store there to get my electronic items. Anonymous

 I would like to see a Kohls store and more family style restaurants in the area. DM 40258

I would love to see Outback come to the 40258 area. Wanda 40258

It would be great to get an Ikea store. Don't know what's going into Kmart's location when they close, but Ikea, Kohl's, an updated Target, or Michael's would be awesome. MB 40216

I wish to see less garbage on the ground, in the parking lots and along side the road. The business should take pride in their establishments keep garbage picked and not have employees smoking out front. The bus stop in front of Valley HS is always full of garbage. Need to start a no littering campaign! Ty!

Less TARC stops or at least accountability for littering and trashing the area by the people who wait there. A wider variety of athletic activities for kids: I.e. volleyball, dance, gymnastics. A fun family place such as gattiland or chuck e cheese. People who CARE about where they live. Every time we get something nice, its trashed within months. Less section 8 housing...stop tearing down projects and moving them to the south end. Local schools should leave gates open to walking tracks for community use...it is our tax money! The city should put more money and support into our FAILING public schools in the south end. Less pawn shops, cash advance stores, dollar stores, flea markets, & used car lots. An indoor sports facility in riverport...get valley sports, prairie village and local schools to go in on supporting it..or ask local riverport businesses to help support the financing-they have plenty of money. Bring back Hometown Pizza!!! Please and thanks! SIDEWALKS ON GREENWOOD ROAD ALL THE WAY TO RIVERVIEW PARK! TD 40258

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Panda Express !!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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