Champions Day presented by Twinspires
Tuesday, April 30th | 11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
    Champions Day, Kentucky Derby Week's newest event, highlights the history and the sport of the Kentucky Derby! Meet legendary jockeys and trainers, gain industry expert insights into Derby Week betting, and support thoroughbred aftercare. 
-Triple Crown Legends Autograph Session
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM Bob Baffert, Victor Espinoza, Mike Smith, Elliott Walden, Steve Cauthen, Jean Cruguet and more. Purchase a unique Champions Day poster for the jockeys & trainers to sign with all proceeds benefiting the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance.
-Triple Crown Vault Photo Opportunity presented by the Kentucky Derby Museum 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Have your picture taken with trophies & memorabilia from three past Triple Crown winners: War Admiral (1937), Citation (1948), and Seattle Slew (1977).
-Derby Week Handicapping Seminar presented by Twinspires 12:00 PM - 12:40 PM An in-depth review of Derby Week racing by our expert panel: Steve Byk - Host of "At the Races with Steve Byk," Gary Young - Clocker and Bloodstock Agent, Donna Barton Brothers - Decorated jockey and reporter & analyst for NBC Sports Triple Crown coverage & Ed DeRosa - Director of Marketing for
-9 thrilling races, including the Champions Day Marathon Overnight Stakes presented by Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance.

Upcoming Iroquois Amphitheater Events
Friday & Saturday, April 19th & 20th 
8:00 P.M. "Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit" with special guest "JD McPherson. For ticket information for this show and all Events go to ""
Sunday, April 28th, 4 P.M.
Louisville Youth Orchestra preforms at the Derby Festival "And They're Off!" event. It's the 60th anniversary season. Enjoy a concert by future orchestra stars, performing light classics and favorite popular music of today and yesterday. “An antique car show presented by the KYANA Region of the (Antique Automobile Club of America) will also be on site before and during the performance.”

Cloverleaf's Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 20th, Noon to 3 P.M., Gutermuth Elementary, 1500 Sanders Lane
    The Cloverleaf Neighborhood Association is holding their annual Easter Egg Hunt! Bring your little ones (ten years of age and younger) and join them as they welcome the Easter Bunny! Parents or guardians must be present! *Note* This is the new scheduled date due to rain!*

Southwest Library Upcoming Event
Spring Gardening Fair
April 27th; 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Join us for a family friendly Spring Gardening Fair featuring two hours of workshops, crafts and storytime for all ages. Visit the Food Literacy Project’s Truck Farm: a mobile, edible, educational garden; and learn how you can partake in the Shively Branch Library community garden and seed library. INSIDE: 2-3 p.m. Gardening Family Storytime & Crafts (Children/Family) How to Fold Paper Flowers (Teens/Adults) 3-4 p.m. DIY Mini Terrariums (Teens/Adults) How to Care for Houseplants (Adults) OUTSIDE: 2:30-3:30 p.m. The Food Literacy Project’s Truck Farm.

Mary M Miller Cruise Rescheduled June 23
    Due to the forecast calling for 100% chance of rain with potential severe thunderstorms this Sunday, the scheduled Mary M Miller cruises set for April 14 from Riverview Park have been postponed.
    The new rescheduled date will be Sunday, June 23rd. The cruise times will remain the same and all reservations made with Southwest Community Ministries will be honored for the rescheduled date. There will also be seats available on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the event.
We apologize for the inconvenience and hope you can make it on June 23rd. Let's hope for nice weather! If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the District 12 office at 502.574.1112 or email 

Gardening with Native Plants at the Louisville Nature Center
April 24, 2019, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
    Native plants are typically heartier than cultivars because they have lived in our region for thousands of years, adapting to our seasonal wet springs, dry summers and falls, and clay soil because of their long roots. Join a longtime native plant Master Gardener Phyllis Fitzgerald to learn which native plants work for your garden, followed by a tour of her nearby native plant garden. Join her at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, April 24 here at LNC, followed by the tour. $12 non-members / $10 members. For more information or to register for your spot, call 502-458-1328For more information or to register for your spot.

LouieCONNECT - Community Resource Website
    Are you or someone you know in need of services but don't know where to look? is a mobile optimized website that pulls together the services is our community that provide support for people experiencing a difficult time. It includes only those services that are free and provides all of the information needed to know what they offer, where they are located, when they are open, and any requirements to receive help.

Jefferson Memorial Forest Events
Egg Hunt and Hike for Dogs Sat., April 20th 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm  
Archery Fee: $18/person Sat., April 26th 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm  
Free Wildflower Hike Sat., April 27th 9:00 am - 11:00 am  
Fifteenth Annual Forest Fest: Bluegrass & Americana Music Festival Sat., May 18th 10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Please call (502) 368-5404 for directions or additional information

Iroquois Amphitheater season highlighted by national musical acts, local productions
    The 81st year of the historic Iroquois Amphitheater begins Sunday, April 7 with Kentucky Shakespeare’s touring production of Macbeth, and includes national musical acts, local theatre arts productions, festivals, and Metro Council-sponsored movie nights. “The Amphitheater is a true local treasure and one of the most beautiful facilities in the Louisville area to catch a show,” said Mayor Greg Fischer. “Iroquois Park presents a wonderful backdrop, and as always, the lineup this year looks fantastic.” 
    Production Simple, AC Entertainment and Louisville Public Media are sponsoring several shows; two of which – Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit with Sun Volt April 20, and Hozier on June 13 – have already sold out. For the full schedule of concerts, visit Local arts and cultural programming, including the Macbeth production, will also be featured. 
    The Louisville Youth Orchestra will perform on Sunday, April 28 as part of the Kentucky Derby Festival, and the Amphitheater will also host the Americana World Community Center Festival on Saturday, June 1. Free family-friendly movies at the Amphitheater begin Friday, May 24 with the film “Skyscraper” and conclude on Friday, August 16 with “Instant Family.” Those films are sponsored by council members Kevin Triplett, Rick Blackwell, Nicole George and David Yates. 
    Later in the year, the area surrounding the Amphitheater will host the Louisville Jack O’Lantern Spectacular for the 7th year from October 8 – November 3. The Spectacular is the major fundraiser for the Louisville Parks Foundation, the non-profit entity supporting Louisville’s public parks. Additionally, the Amphitheater is now contracted with Southern Hospitality (SoHo) for food and beverage concessions. SoHo will be providing an expanded menu of food and beverage options and is affiliated with Danny Wimmer Presents, the independent musical production company responsible for local music festivals Louder Than Life, Bourbon And Beyond and Hometown Rising. 

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,

Riverside Plant & Herb Sale
When: Friday, April 12 / 3 - 7 p.m.
When: Saturday, April 13 / 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing

Churchill Downs Opening Night
Saturday, April 27th | 5:00 - 11:30 PM
    Churchill Downs and The Fund for the Arts are again partnering to kick off the spectacle of Derby Week by celebrating Louisville’s extraordinary arts community. Witness over 20 live performances by local actors, dancers, musicians & visual artists throughout the track, surrounding 10 thrilling thoroughbred races, including the William Walker Stakes (Listed). 
Pop Up Performances by: Kentucky Shakespeare, Louisville Leopards and Louisville Listen; Art Installations by: Francisco Cardona, Wheeler Elementary and local mural artist; Performance Art by: KMAC and Frazier History Museum 
WHAT TO WEAR: Orange: The Color of Creativity
Celebrating local artists for their talent and passion to create.

Forest Fest 2019 
05/18/2019 - 10:30am to 7:00pm When: Saturday, May 18, 10:30 am – 7:00 pm Where: Jefferson Memorial Forest
    An unforgettable day of Bluegrass music, food, craft vendors and youth activities in a scenic environment awaits those who visit Jefferson Memorial Forest for this year's Forest Fest. Each year Forest Fest is recognized for providing a great variety of bluegrass and Americana music; this year’s event will continue that tradition as six musical acts hit the stage! Admission is free with $10 parking. Show kicks-off at 11 a.m. in the Forest’s Horine Section, 12304 Holsclaw Hill Road. A variety of entertainment options for children, including live nature demonstrations and a climbing wall, will take place during the day, beginning at noon and ending at 5 p.m. Workshops by performers will begin at 12:30 p.m. Artists from across the region will demonstrate their skills as part of a craft fair, food, and beverages will be available for sale. Contact the Welcome Center if you need additional directions 502-368-5404. 2019 Lineup: Michael Cleveland, Becky Buller, Amythyst Kiah, Relic, Grizzly Goat, Ida Clare

Pothole Blitz 2019 is underway
Blitz lasts through April 30
    The annual blitz to rid Louisville Metro streets of the parting pothole gifts of winter is underway. We’re moving across the city in a grid pattern to patch all the potholes we can find. Of course, we respond to reports and patch potholes year round, but we especially want the public's help though the blitz that ends on April 30. Here's how you can report a pothole: On Twitter use the hashtag 502pothole. Just include the address or intersection where the pothole is located along with the hashtag in a tweet, and you’re done. The pothole reporting form that you can find at the top of the city’s webpage, Just click on the “Report a pothole” link and fill in the location information. Contact Metro311 in one of these ways: Call them at 311 or 574-5000. Download the Metro311 app on your smartphone and use it to report a pothole, Email them at 

Apply for A Public Art Grant- Application Deadline April 30th
    The Untold Stories in Public Spaces grant will support projects that memorialize and/or celebrate a narrative that has not yet been recognized through an artistic lens in Louisville’s public spaces. The current funding available for this grant opportunity is $75,000. Available funding may be distributed over one or multiple rojects.

Gather around the campfire
    Many campgrounds are open and running for the start of spring at Kentucky State Parks. The month of April is 'Buy One Get One' camping, Sunday through Thursday for most campsites within the state park system (may not be available on primitive sites at some campgrounds). Sites offer amenities such as full RV hookups, a fire ring, picnic table and trail access. Camper Appreciation Weekend is April 26 - 28 and spots fill up fast! Make plans now before you miss out on the spot you want.  

Give A Day - Mayor's Week of Service
Week of April 13 - April 20, Community wide event 

World Tai Chi and QiGong Day - April 27th
    Celebrate Tai Chi and QiGong's slow and flowing movements that help to improve good health and increase longevity. Tai Chi is an ancient yet modern form of meditative exercise practiced by millions of people around the world. This FREE event is open to the public and will include activities for all ages. There will be Tai Chi demonstrations where you can learn a few moves for yourself and kids are sure to enjoy the face painting. Food will be provided. When: Saturday, April 27th; 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Where: Sun Valley Community Center (6505 Bethany Ln.)

Thunder Over Louisville 2019
Saturday, April 13 from 3 pm - 10 pm, Louisville Waterfront 

Thuderblast 2019
Saturday, April 13 from 2 pm - 11 pm, Kentucky Science Center 

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.

The Cabbage Patch Putt for the Patch
Wednesday, April 17 from 5 pm - 9:45 pm, Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center

Hugh Indoor Yard Sale
Sponsored by the MSGN. McKune Council Ladies Auxiliary #2021
Saturday, May 11th, 8:00am to 2:00pm, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cafeteria, New Cut Rd. and Southside Drive. Now that Yard Sale Season is back, Organizations and Neighborhoods sponsoring Yard Sales can send their information to us and we will include in the newsletter. Email to

Riverview Festival - Saturday, June 29th!
    Mark your calendars because the Riverview Independence Festival will be returning to Riverview Park on Saturday, June 29th! This is the only event of its kind in Southwest Louisville and has been a beloved tradition for the past 8 years. Festivities will begin at 5:00 p.m. and will include amazing musical performances, fun activities for kids of all ages, delicious food, and the Riverview splash park to help everyone cool off from the summer heat. The evening will conclude at 10:00 p.m. with a spectacular fireworks display on the Ohio River.
We hope you can join us for a free family event to celebrate our nation's independence and our community spirit! Check out the Riverview Festival for more updates. We'll announce our band lineup next week!
When: Saturday, June 29th; 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Where: Riverview Park, 8202 Greenwood Rd.
For more information visit

Raising Backyard Chickens class at the Louisville Nature Center
 April 23, 2019, 6:30pm-8:00pm
Learn the joy of raising chickens in your backyard. Before you bring your baby chicks home, let us help you make sure you are ready for them! Learn about coop requirements and their care from baby chicks to full grown hens. $12 non-members / $10 members For more information or to register for your spot, call 502-458-1328.

Louisville Earth Walk 
Saturday, April 20 from 9 am - 12 pm, Iroquois Park 

Lucy Dacus, Jukebox the Ghost, The War and Treaty & Josh Ritter to Headline 2019 WFPK Waterfront Wednesday Season
    91.9 WFPK and the Louisville Waterfront Development Corporation are proud to announce the 18th season of WFPK Waterfront Wednesday. Louisville’s favorite concert series returns on Wednesday, April 24, with Lucy Dacus (9 p.m.), Darlingside (7:30 p.m.) and Mama Said String Band (6 p.m.).
    The free concerts take place on the last Wednesday of every month, April through September, on the Big Four Lawn in Louisville’s Waterfront Park. The Big Four Lawn is located next to the Big Four Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge. The shows open at 5 p.m., with music beginning promptly at 6 p.m. "This season is a tasty sampling of all time favorites, fabulous first-time acquaintances and Louisville bands shaking up the scene,” WFPK Program Director Stacy Owen said. “We can't wait to congregate on the Big Four Lawn!"
2019 Season:
April 24: Lucy Dacus, Darlingside, Mama Said String Band
May 29: Adia Victoria, Bridge 19, TBA
June 26: Jukebox the Ghost w/Louisville Civic Orchestra, Erika Wennerstrom (of Heartless Bastards), Electric Garden
July 31: The War and Treaty, Haley Heynderickx, Dave Ernst and the Early Favorites
August 28: Devon Gilfillian, C2 and the Brothers Reed, TBA
September 25: Josh Ritter, Amanda Shires, GRLwood
New this year is a Waterfront Wednesday Happy Hour from 5-6 p.m., offering discounted beer, cocktail and food specials.

Spring Community Yard Sale/Vendor Fair at Frost & Stuart Academies
    Yard Sale at 4603 Valley Station Road on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 7 am -2 pm. Silent Auction, independent consultants, jewelry, food, Kona Ice, information booths, yard sale items. Anyone interested in setting up a booth the cost is $10 per space (Vendor keeps all profits). The PTSA is looking for donations of Silent Auction items from local businesses/restaurants (company name and logo will appear on our website/newsletter as a sponsor). Please contact the PTSA @ if you have any questions. (Rain cancels)

Fun Fact
    Have you heard of Frederick Law Olmsted? He is known as the father of landscape design, and he is responsible for some of Louisville's most notable parks and parkways. Cherokee, Seneca, Iroquois, and Shawnee Park are just some of the fantastic parks he designed for the city in 1891!

Food Pantry
    South Louisville Community Ministries stocks a Food Pantry for clients in need. Contact them directly to see how you can help those in need this Holiday Season and share your gift. South Louisville Community Ministries, 415 ½ West Ashland Avenue. (O) 361-7763 (F) 361-4668  

Jefferson County Master Gardeners Fruit Tree Sale
    The JCMGA is offering great Arbor Day deals on 1-inch caliper fruit trees for residents of Jefferson County. Varieties have been carefully chosen to thrive in Kentucky’s climate. The Master Gardeners will also offer a fruit tree care class that morning at 10:00 AM for all tree purchasers. (Limit one tree per customer)
$25 per Tree. 
VARIETIES OF TREES AVAILABLE INCLUDE: Golden Delicious Apple, Liberty Apple, Jonathan Apple, Burbank Elberta Peach, Texas Brown Turkey Fig.
Only 100 trees are available so order early for the best selection!!

GRCNA Easter Egg Hunt
April 14th at 1pm at George Rogers Clark Park

YMCA Friday Movie Night
Free to the Community! Friday, April 26th, 6pm-10pm, YMCA, 2800 Fordhaven Rd.
Featured movie: “Ralph Breaks The Internet”
Activities will be from 6-8 and will include: HotDogs, ice cream, and popcorn, Inflatables, family games, and face painting. Movie will be on the lawn and starts at 8:30pm. Bring your chairs and blankets!. Rain date May 10th.

Girl's Day Out - April 20th
    You are invited to a Vendor/Craft Fair on April 20th from 12-4 p.m. at the Valley Hope Center (10803 Deering Road). This will be a showcase of women owned business and female entrepreneurs in the area! This event will give them a spotlight to show their business and rally behind their success! The showcase will include direct sales, food, coffee, insurance, real estate, home owned businesses, crafters, etc. Come join us for a fun time!

Saving Sunny Dog Resource Center
    Saving Sunny has a FREE Community Dog Resource Center (CDRC). Metro Animal Services attends the CDRC to make ID tags, while Saving Sunny provides pet food, spay/neuter sign up, and other services. The CDRC is held the last Saturday of every month at the Beechmont Community Center.

Fairdale's Shack in the Back "Burgoo" Chosen as #4 Favorite in Kentucky
    How do you burgoo? Unless you happen to have spent time in Kentucky’s “burgoo belt,” you might not be familiar with this highly regional stew that’s a staple on the menu of barbecue joints throughout the state. 
    Fairdale's Shack in the Back BBQ chosen as 4th favorite restaurant serving burgoo in Kentucky and the only one in Louisville. Everything from Shack in the Back BBQ in Fairdale is homemade in their kitchen each day, and that includes the burgoo, available throughout the year.

Need a smoke detector?
Request a home inspection by calling 311.

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, and @SPScenicArea on Facebook and Instagram.

Heine Brothers Opens in South Louisville 
    Our Grand Opening Celebration is this Thursday, March 14 - the first 200 customers when we open will receive a limited-edition HB-Outer Loop mug filled with deals and goodies. We'll also have a ribbon cutting at 9am with Mayor Fischer and Greater Louisville INC. The new HB-Outer Loop is located at 3541 Outer Loop, just off of I-65 before you get to Preston Highway. With a spacious cafe, convenient drive-thru, and patio seating, we're here with our organic fair-trade coffee & tea, locally-made food, and friendly baristas. 

    For more than 20 years Jefferson Memorial Forest has helped kids fall in love with the outdoors through summer day camps. Our summer day camps offer a variety of themes to allow kids with many different interests to find their own personal connection to the outdoors; from Science, Drama, History, Adventure, and of course, lots of FUN! With small group ratios (2 staff to 15 campers) and immersive outdoor experiences, kids are able to have completely new hands-on experiences in the outdoors. At Jefferson Memorial Forest we believe in the impact of summer day camps; we have seen first-hand the formation of new leaders, artists, naturalists, playwrights, and explorers. Our summer day camps do fill quickly so register early (before April 10th receives a discount). Sessions are available for ages 7 to 15 and are grouped according to age for the best learning and social environment. Jefferson Memorial Forest Summer Day camps: No screens, no parents, no boredom; just a forest full of adventure & endless stories! Camp runs June through August. Please call (502) 368-5404 for directions or additional information

Dixie Hwy Traffic Lights - Kentucky Transportation Update
    KYTC plans to begin work on the Dixie Highway traffic signals between Greenwood Road and Moorman Road on March 11th. Work will begin at the Moorman Road intersection and will progress north to Greenwood Road. Each intersection will be completed before moving to the next intersection. The new Dixie Highway traffic signals will operate on an auto detection loop system. Currently, Dixie Highway traffic lights are on a timed system. The new loops being installed will improve traffic flow by detecting vehicles at intersections. These loops will be installed at each intersection south of Greenwood Road. All sawing and loop instillation will be done at night. Louisville Metro and KYTC staff will be on sight to ensure traffic signals function properly. New traffic signals will be utilized after loop installation.

    DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS GREAT OPPORTUNITY ORDER YOUR ENGRAVED BRICK TODAY! The purpose of the Lady Vikings Softball Team – Buy a Brick Campaign. It is to improve our softball facility. By paving a path through the past while building a bridge to the Future! Hosted by Fundraising Brick. Engraved Brick Order Deadline: Ongoing. For additional information regarding our engraved brick campaign please contact: Charles Scott at or call 502-485-8339.

Pedal Power Asks Community for Help
    If you have an old bicycle that you are not using or bike parts and accessories, consider donating them. Pedal Power's goal is to give 100 refurbished bicycles to Kentucky Refugee Ministries in April for the Mayor's Give A Day celebration. Donations can be made anytime at the Bike Barn behind Beargrass Christian Church at 4100 Shelbyville Rd, or you can volunteer to repair bikes on Wednesdays. Winter hours are 3-5 p.m. Spring hours are 4-6 p.m.

Cleanup Our Community - Throw Away Illegal Lawn Signs
    We all see the signs cluttering our major road ways stating:"We Buy Houses"
"Rent to Own"; "Express Cash"; "Junk Cars - Cash Paid". These signs are regularly and illegally posted on telephone poles and in the right-of-way of businesses and busy intersections. These signs clutter our streets and eventually fall down and litter our roadways, sewers and environment. If you walk by these signs or live somewhere where these signs are posted, help clean up our community by taking them down and throwing them away

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 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
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

Nominate a Beautiful Business!
    Great things are happening in Southwest Louisville! The New Dixie Highway Project is underway and we are getting the word out that southwest Louisville is a great place to do business. With all of this positive momentum, it’s important that residents and businesses alike embrace our community pride by doing our part to keep our sidewalks, streets, and landscaping looking fresh and litter-free. Please help us recognize outstanding businesses located in District 12 that contribute to our Southwest Pride by keeping their properties neat, attractive and clean. We are looking for businesses dedicated to maintaining a positive image in the community and are committed to keeping their property free of trash and cigarette butts. If you see a beautiful business front that gives Southwest Louisville a good name, please take a picture and contact Liz McQuillen at (502) 574-1112 or 

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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