Louisville Zombie Walk
    The LZW (formerly Louisville Zombie Attack) began in 2005 when 3 friends, who share the same birthday (August 29th), decided to organize a small zombie walk down Bardstown Rd. in Louisville, KY. There were 89 zombies during the first walk. Since then the LZW has grown to be the oldest and largest zombie walk in the world. It held the world record in the Guinness Book of World Records for a brief time. 2015 attendance reached upwards of 35,000 zombies….2016 projected attendance is to surpass 40,000! Please tell all of your fellow zombies to come out and support this FREE event on Saturday, August 27th 2016 @ 8:29PM! Starting point is Eastern Pkwy / Bardstown Rd…..Louisville, KY! Look for the black Scarefactor bus in the pre-party zone at Midcity Mall (1250 Bardstown Rd. Louisville, KY 40204) for the official start to begin at 8:29 PM!

“Jazz in Central Park” on Sunday, August 28th
Free Weekend Concert is open to the public as summer nears an end
    There will be smooth jazz and beautiful music filling the air as August comes to a close and Central Park in Old Louisville becomes the spot to kick back, listen and relax when Councilman David James (D-6) once again presents “Jazz in Central Park” on Sunday, August 28th. “Summer wouldn’t be Summer without Jazz in Central Park,” says James. “This is a great way to enjoy a Sunday afternoon with a wide variety of music and entertainment, and best of all its free and open to any and every one.” “Jazz in Central Park” is always a free event and open to everyone in Metro Louisville. It will be held from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. This year’s event is hosted by Miss Krystal of WLOU, and Dawne Gee of WAVE TV. Entertaining this year are the following artists:
Herlon Robinson
Jerry Tolson Group
Craig Waggner
Carly Johnson
and The Urban Jazz Coalition
Local Food Vendors will also be on hand for the afternoon.
“Central Park is a great venue to bring friends, families or come by yourself to hear some very talented people bring jazz to the Old Louisville area,” says James. “So please, come and join us.”

Discover Your Superpower 
  Sunday, August 28th
  1 P.M. to 5 P.M.
  Muhammad Ali Center, 144 N. 6th Street
    The Global Game Changers Children's Education Initiative will be holding their annual Discover Your Superpower event. This is a fun, interactive, FREE event that will empower kids ages 4-12 to discover their superpower to make the world a better a place! Children will go from station to station to engage in hands-on activities that will help them learn how they can make a difference. Families will also have access to the entire Muhammad Ali Center. It’s a day of fun for the whole family!

An Evening With the U of L Dance Theater
    The Iroquois Amphitheater and the University of Louisville Dance Academy would like to invite all of you to an exciting evening of fun and dance presented by the University of Louisville Dance Theatre. Saturday, September 03, 2016 Doors: 7 PM / Show: 8 PM $5 Suggested Donation
    The evening's program will consist of a wonderful selection of both contemporary and classic ballets choreographed especially for the Dance Theatre. The program promises to deliver some of the most diverse, dynamic dance available and is exemplary of many of the finest dance trends being explored today. The University's Dance Theatre is home to a very talented group of young artists, and they and their guests consistently present some of the finest dance available today. We look forward to sharing this wonderful evening under the stars at one of Louisville's finest venues with you and your family. We know you'll enjoy an unforgettable evening.

Prairie Village Neighborhood Yard Sale
Annual Prairie Village Neighborhood Yard Sale
Saturday, September 10th 8am-?
Self proclaimed "Biggest and Best Yard Sale" 

Want A Good Job in Manufacturing?
    The Manufacturing Training and Employment Connection (M-TEC) is a new, intensive 2-week program where you can earn multiple certificates valued by manufacturing employers:
  MSSC Safety Training Certificate
  OSHA 10 Card
  Forklift Certificate
  Learn Manufacturing Certificate
  Career Readiness Training Certificates
PLUS Connections to Manufacturing Employers for job opportunities! September and October classes are filling up at the NIA Center and the Kentucky Manufacturing Career Center. CALL NOW TO REGISTER: (502) 276-9711, EXT. 4001

4 Your Child – Dads Making the Difference workshop series
  Now through September 24th
  9 A.M. to 1 P.M.
  4255 Hazelwood Ave
“4 Your Child” is a fatherhood program that aims to improve the quantity and quality of fathers’ involvement by integrating responsible parenting, economic stability, and relationship education services. For more information and to register, contact Dr. Cheri Langley at (502) 709-9323 or at Cheri.Langley@louisville.edu.  

​West Nile Virus Found in Mosquitoes in South Louisville
Mosquitoes in South Louisville have tested positive for West Nile Virus.     Mosquitoes that tested positive for the virus came from the 40214 ZIP code. Samples from mosquitoes were collected as part of surveillance by the Department of Public Health and Wellness and were tested by it's laboratory. Avoid Mosquito Bites: Use insect repellents when you go outdoors. Repellents containing DEET. When weather permits, wear long sleeves, long pants and socks when outdoors. Take extra care during peak mosquito biting hours. Mosquito-Proof Your Home Install or repair screens on windows and doors to keep mosquitoes outside. Help reduce the number of mosquitoes around your home by emptying standing water.

Louisville Orchestra Free Concert with Teddy Abrams 
  Sunday, September 18, 2016, Doors: 5:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm (event ends at 10:00 pm) Iroquois Amphitheater - 1080 Amphitheater Rd.
    Teddy Abrams and the LO bring you a concert of sparkling variety as a preview of the 2016-2017 Concert Season. In addition to selections from upcoming concerts, we feature the #SingForTheCity winners whose performance was rained out on July 3rd. Bring the entire family for this free, outdoor concert and enjoy this sneak peek!

Riverside, The Farnsley-Moremen Landing “200 Years on the Ohio” - September 17th and 18th
    Join us for this FREE family event: 200 Years On the Ohio. Featuring: clothing, tools, pastimes, weaponry and cooking from Louisville’s historic timeline. Highlights include a late 19th century “base ball” game on Sunday, September 18 at 1:00 PM between the Cincinnati Red stockings and the Cincinnati Buckeyes. Meet Mr. Lincoln as portrayed by Dennis Boggs. See a “fashion show” featuring the clothing from various periods throughout Louisville’s history. 

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

Metro Louisville Property Tax Rates Decrease
    "Metro Council President David Yates said the news shows Louisville's economy is expanding in the right direction. "We want to make sure every penny we can save our constituents can be put back in the economy and their pockets," he said." Louisville citizens will see another slight reduction in their property tax rates this year, Mayor Greg Fischer and Chief Financial Officer Daniel Frockt announced today. “The rate reduction reflects a continued strong real estate market consistent with our locally expanding economy,” Frockt said.
    The Metro real property tax rate that applies to the entire county will move from 12.54 cents per $100 assessed value to 12.45 cents, which amounts to a 90 cent savings for every $100,000 of assessed property value. A property tax ordinance filed Monday with Metro Council leaves the Urban Service District real property tax rate at 35.38 cents per $100 assessed value. That rate was reduced last year, for the first time since 2009. Both continue to represent the lowest tax rates on real property since merger. Property taxes fund approximately 25% of the city’s budget. Citizens have an opportunity to comment on the proposed property tax rates during a public hearing at noon on Thursday, August 25, in room 106 at Metro Hall. Once Metro Council approves the ordinance, the rates take effect on property tax bills released by the sheriff in early November.

Metro Parks and Recreation
Fall Athletic Leagues registration now underway for softball, flag football, volleyball, dodgeball and kickball
    Metro Parks has begun accepting team registrations for fall athletic leagues – softball, kickball, flag football, volleyball and dodgeball. Games begin the week of September 12. Participants must be 18 or older. Registration deadline is September 2 or until leagues are filled. Team registrations typically cost between $375 and $400. For league schedules, visit https://louisvilleky.gov/government/parks/athletics.
    “We’re widening our offerings this fall and encourage the community to form a team, get some exercise and have some fun,” said Seve Ghose, Director of Metro Parks and Recreation. “Whether it’s with family or friends, or your church, place of business or neighborhood group, our leagues always offer an opportunity for fellowship and competition.” To register for an Athletic League, participants can preregister online at https://louisvilleky.wufoo.com/forms/wdfs56f00j8ine/. Payment can be made by credit card over the phone. You may pay by cash or check at the Athletics Office located inside Cyril Allgeier Community Center 4101 Cadillac Court, 40213. Payment must be made in full at the time of registration in order to reserve team’s place for the season. Registrations after the deadline will be subject to a $35 late registration processing fee.

$500,000 project to renovate Wilder Park Neighborhood
    Councilwoman Marianne Butler (D-15) will join Metro Parks Steve Ghose and residents of the Wilder Park area for a special groundbreaking ceremony at Huston Quin Park on Monday, August 15th. The event is set for 4:00pm at the park, located at 4105 South First Street in the Wilder Park Neighborhood. The groundbreaking marks the beginning of a $500,000 park renovation project that will include a splash park. The park is named for Huston Quin, a former Mayor of the city of Louisville.

St. Paul Baptist 7th Anniversary Celebration
St. Paul Baptist @ Shively Heights 2627 Crums Ln 
Date:Aug. 28, 2016 Time:9:30 am Sunday School 10:45am Worship Service. Come Join Us As We Celebrate the 7th Anniversary of our merger. "Let Us Walk Worthy Of Our Christian Calling" Eph. 4:1-3

Southwest Community Ministries Needs Your Help
    Hey Southwest Louisville, SWCM needs some really strong guys to help with food pickups! Please call 935-0310 if you can spare one morning a week, or one morning a month! We love our volunteers and would love to have you too!!!! Call soon and ask for extension 244!

Get Involved, Experience the Forest
-Land Steward Volunteer Project Days most Wednesdays & first Saturday of the month @ 9:00am
-Trail Team Volunteer Project Days first Saturdayof the month @ 9:00am – Jefferson Memorial Forest
For additional information, contact Sherry.Wright@louisvilleky.gov  

Coffee with your Councilman– Saturday, August 27th
    Come on out to the Coffee with your Councilman, THIS Saturday August 27th at from 10a.m.-noon at the Pavilion at Riverview Park. This monthly meeting is an informal way to connect with the District 12 office. Please stop by between 10-noon to ask questions, voice concerns, or find out what's going on in Southwest Louisville! 
When: Saturday, August 27th 10:00-noon 
Where: The Pavilion at Riverview Park, 8202 Greenwood Rd. Contact the District 12 office at 574-1112 for more details. 

Metro Parks to Hold Public Meetings September, October & November
    Metro Parks and Recreation will host 12 public meetings this fall to get feedback on future park amenities, including dog parks, skate parks and walking/hiking trails. The meetings in September will feature a discussion about dog parks; October’s meetings will address skate parks; and November’s meetings will focus on walking/hiking trails. All meetings will last from 6-7:30 p.m. Ghose said those who would like to attend a meeting but can’t are still encouraged to send comments about these topics and others to parks@louisvilleky.gov. 
September Public Meeting Dates Theme - Dog Parks
(all times 6-7:30 p.m.)
  Tuesday, September 6 – East Government Center
  Monday, September 12 – Sun Valley Community Center
  Monday, September 19 – Portland Community Center
  Monday, September 26 – Cyril Allgeier Community Center

August at the Little Loomhouse
Weaving Wednesdays in August for Kids & Teens The month of August Beginning August 10, 17, 24, & 31 
  -August 18th - 25th 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Thursday Tapestry / Weaving Class: This class is for beginners, and includes how to build your own basic tapestry loom, warping the loom, designing and creating a piece. Cost $45, all supplies included.
  -August 20th 12:30 - 2:00 pm Intro to Weaving: cost is $25 a person for the 1.5 hour class, all supplies are included. Ages: 15 years and up.
  August 20th 2:30 - 4:00pm Intro to Spinning: Learn how to turn fiber into yarn on a drop spindle and begin to spin your own yarn. The one and half hour class is $25.00 and includes supplies. Ages: 13 years – adult
  -August 27th - September 3rd 10:00 am - 12:00pm Saturday Tapestry / Weaving Class: This is a two part class for beginners, and includes how to build your own basic tapestry loom, warping the loom, designing and creating a piece. Ages: 15 & up
 ** For Information: & to Register for All Classes:
  Phone: 502-367-4592
  email thelittleloomhouse@gmail.com
  Website: www.littleloomhouse.org

Zoo Hiring Through October
Seasonal Workers
    The Louisville Zoo is seeking candidates to fill seasonal positions in various departments including Admissions, Membership, Rides and Attractions, Splash Park and Grounds Maintenance. Candidates will be provided training and should be outgoing, highly-motivated individuals who enjoy working with the public and will provide outstanding customer service.
    The hourly rate for seasonal positions is $8.50. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age and able to work a variable schedule that includes mostly days from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., but also nights and weekends through October and the World’s Largest Halloween Party presented by Meijer. Some positions require applicants to be 18 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license. Other positions also may require CPR, AED and First Aid Certification.
    In addition to working in a unique environment, seasonal Zoo employees receive free Zoo admission during employment term, discounts to the gift shop and food concessions with Zoo ID and free parking. Visit https://louisvillezoo.org/about-the-zoo/hr/ to learn more.
All other full-time and part-time vacant positions will be posted weekly on the Louisville Government website at

3rd Division Peace Walks
    The 3rd Division LMPD will host a weekly “Peace Walk” each week. Major Hardison will be joined by a lieutenant and resource officer from the 3rd Division and they will be walking to promote unity and compassionate inclusion of all members of our community. Please see the schedule below and join the LMPD officers for a positive community event. 
-Monday August 1st - Watson Lane Area (starting at the corner of Watson/Kinross)
-Tuesday, August 9th - 3rd Street/Cristland Area (starting at 3rd St Rd/Cristland Rd)
-Tuesday, August 16th - Flintlock Area (starting at the corner of Flintlock/Milner)
-Tuesday, August 23rd - Autumn Lake Mobile Homes Community (starting at Autumn View Drive & Autumn Lake Drive) 
-Tuesday, August 30th - Glengarry Area (starting at Glengarry/Buckingham Drive). 
**Note that all scheduled walks begin at 6:00 pm and will end at 7:00 pm**

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

Stuart Middle School Update
From Councilman David Yates
    Stakes are high as JCPS overhauls two struggling middle schools. After months of debate and planning, a $2 million overhaul involving two of Kentucky’s lowest performing middle schools will soon take center stage as Jefferson County Public Schools opens two separate academies on the former site of Stuart Middle School. The campus, located on Valley Station Road, will serve about 560 students attending the Robert Frost Sixth-Grade Academy and about 680 seventh and eighth graders attending Stuart Academy when classes resume on Aug. 10.

Waste Reduction Center
    The Waste Reduction Center at 636 Meriwether Avenue provides a means for all Louisville/Jefferson County residents to properly dispose of tires and household bulk waste including metals, appliances, electronics, tree limbs and stumps up to three feet in diameter, unbagged yard waste, construction debris and furniture. Up to three household junk items may be dropped off at no charge. If there are more than three items a fee will be charged according to the schedule below. Hours of Operation  Tuesday - Friday 8 am to 5 pm  Saturday 8 AM to 3 PM.

Louisville Aids Walk – Saturday August 27th @ Iroquois Park
    Founded in 1993, the Louisville AIDS Walk unites, educates and empowers our community – and directly supports those affected by HIV/AIDS. The WALK raises critical funds for the Kentuckiana AIDS Alliance, a partnership of local organizations that provide important services to people living with HIV/AIDS.
    The WALK festivities begin at 10:00 am with a KidZone, PetZone, food and beverages and activities for everyone. Following the Walk at 11:30, celebration activities go until 4:00 pm at the Park. Whether you participate or directly donate, your contribution to the Louisville AIDS Walk is an investment in a community of caring! WHEN: Saturday, August 27th - Walk begins at 11:30 am (registration opens at 10:00am) WHERE: Iroquois Park For more information on participating or raising pledges please click here (link to http://www.kyaids.org/walk)

Closing of Guy's Barber Shop in PRP
By Shirley Merz McCullum
    The word spread very quickly that Guy Firquin, barber for over 46 years on Stephen Drive in PRP was closing his shop - the last day, July 8, 2016. Many men over a span of 46 years, used the services of Guy, the area barber. He was closing the door for the final time.
    From the hours of 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM was "Goodbye to Guy." Men from the area began filling the shop to say goodbye and to offer good wishes. He did not even have a pair of clippers on othe premises that day. His son was on hand to help him remove many of the mementos out. His barber chairs will be kept by family along with other reminders of his days on Stephen Drive.
    Guy said, "I am a very good listener. After all, I have been in this barber shop on Stephen Drive in PRP for over 46 years.l I have met many men, boys, teenagers and even toddlers. I will miss all of my customers. (The writer noticed a tear in his eye as he spoke.) He added, "No one knows my last name - I have always been just "Guy." It is very difficult to retire after so many years in the same job and location. Guy reminded the writer of the time he babysat two mopeds while their riders traipsed over to McDonald's to get burgers. They were too embarrassed to drive through the drive-up window.
    When George Merz, an old customer took off his hat, Guy noticed a few strands which needed clipping. He reached for his clippers only to realize they had all been removed earlier in a storage box. Bob McCullum, a 46-year customer said, "Even when I was not ready for a cut or trim, my wife always sent me up to Guy's Barber Shop to pick up a copy of The Local Weekly. Guy is a very good community neighbor and always made room on his little bench for the paper."
    Countless strands of hair found their way to the floor over those 4 years on Stephen Drive. If those strands of hair could tell stories, they could reveal a lot about the men who sat in his barber chairs each week to "have their ears shortened," as the old saying goes. But what was said at Guy's, stayed at Guy's. Even as we were leaving Guy's Barber Shop at his last closing hour of 4:00 PM, he was telling his customers how good the young barber next door was. He wanted to make sure his customers had another barber to clip their sideburns and trim their necklines. He knew they needed the next generation 

Save the Date! 7th Annual Shively Area Ministries Banquet
    Come out to the 7th annual banquet and concert featuring THE MONARCHS and hosted by Meteorologist, Ben Pine, from WHAS. Thursday, September 22, 2016 Doors open at 6:00 p.m., Dinner at 6:30 p.m. At the Crowne Plaza -- 830 Phillips Lane -- Louisville, KY 40209 ADMISSION includes banquet and concert: $50.00 (single) Buy a table of 10- $400 (save $100) Advance Tickets only- purchase by September 10th call (502)447-4330, ext. 23 

The Southwest Fest is Back!
When: Saturday, October 8, 2016, 9 am -5 pm
Where: Sun Valley Park
River City Street Rods Car & Motorcycle Show
Kid's CIty, Arts and Crafts, Health Screenings
Pancake Breakfast, Entertainment by The Monarchs
Senior’s Tent, Food Booths
For booth applications, sponsorships, and more information

2016 DeaFestival Kentucky
Kentucky Center, Saturday, September 3, Beginning at 9 a.m.
    DeaFestival, the state?s only daylong celebration of deaf and hard of hearing art, language and culture will feature three performance programs beginning in the morning with the Children?s Program featuring storytelling, music and poetry, and will continue that afternoon in Spotlights, a showcase for theatrical performers, dancers and comedians, and round out the day in the Jam Tent with the top deaf and hard of hearing hip hop and rock ?n? roll dancers and musicians in the nation. Admission to DeaFestival is free. For more information contact the Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing at 1-800-372-2907 or www.kcdhh.ky.gov.

Contact MetroCall 311!
    Do you have a question or concern that Louisville Metro needs to know about or help you address? Call MetroCall 311 to issue a Service Request and make positive changes for our community. Report a Pothole, MSD concerns, Property Maintenance issues, vacant and abandoned properties, suggestions and more. Members of the community can contact MetroCall 311 in many ways:
  Call 3-1-1 or 502-574-5000  E-mail metrocall@louisvilleky.gov
  Visit our website’s Online Customer Service or Live Chat at www.louisvilleky.gov/metrocall Download our free mobile 311 application from the website Tweet @LouMetro311

Join the Quilters
    Quilters - The Friday Ladies Quilters are looking for new members and would like to extend an invitation to all who want to join a quilting/sewing group in the Fairdale/Auburndale area. We meet in the Playtorium in Fridays 11:00am to 4:00pm. For more information, Contact Ilona Manion and the Friday Stichers at rmanion101@aol.com

Shirley's Sno-Cones - Concessions for a Cause
    Shirley's Sno Cone's recently opened at 7280 Dixie Hghway, next to Thornhill Batting cages. 20% of all sales goes towards helping people financially who are battling cancer. We have 40 flavors with a few sugar free options. We also carry ring pops, taffy, sodas, water and EVENTUALLY hot dogs! We are also adding some of the 25 cent 80's video games inside the building. We currently have Ms. Pacman and 2 other games. Follow us on FB at the link listed below. 

Altitude Trampoline Park Opening on Dixie!
Louisville’s largest trampoline park is set to open this fall.
    Charles Hall has signed a licensing agreement with Texas-based Altitude Trampoline Park to open a 40,540-square-foot park at 4420 Dixie Hwy. Louisville’s two other trampoline parks are about 27,000 square feet or less.
    “We always knew we wanted to do it in the South End,” Hall said. “Everyone says you have to go east to have fun for families.”
    The business is located in the Shively Center next to physical therapy company KORTand a Norton Healthcare immediate care center. The Altitude Trampoline Park will include a foam pit, 3D dodgeball courts, basketball dunking lanes, spike basketball, gymnastic tumble tracks, a large main jumping court, a concession stand and a place for parents to relax while their children play.

Beechmont Open Air Market Open every Saturday
Opening of Beechmont Open Air Summer Market 
Saturdays, 8:00am – 12 noon 
Open Saturdays through Oct. 10. Beechmont Baptist Church Parking Lot at 4603 Southern Parkway and W. Wellington Av

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

Attorney Joseph Gaines’ Legal Minute
     Many of us have received a ticket for a traffic violation in our lifetimes. However, most people are not aware of the damage that not resolving a traffic violation can have on our lives. We may think “Old speeding tickets won’t affect me” or “what are they really going to do to me if I don’t pay my ticket.” Please, do not keep this mindset. A lot can happen to you from a “measly little ticket.” Here are the (potential) repercussions a traffic violation may have on your life.
     If you either don’t pay your speeding ticket fines or don’t show up to court (if you are required to do so) judges in Jefferson County will issue a DOT Warrant (Department of Transportation Warrant) for you. This usually doesn’t mean that the sheriff will be banging on your door. However, it does mean that Frankfort will likely suspend your license. You get pulled over again for any reason or the police run your license for any reason and it is now likely that you will go to jail. Go to jail for a “measly little ticket”. Do not pass go, do not collect two hundred dollars. You will now have to pay fines not only for your old ticket, but for your new ticket as well. You will likely have a bond to pay and have to get your license reinstated from Frankfort (which usually costs around forty bucks). And these are problems that are caused only from not paying a speeding ticket.
     Most other traffic violations can cause you much more problems than speeding tickets. Violations for driving without insurance, driving on a suspended license, reckless driving, etc. all carry potential jail time as a penalty. They also include the possibility of paying large fines for the violations. Not taking care of these types of traffic violations will likely result in fines of five hundred bucks or more, jail time, and probably probation. Also, your insurance rates are likely to increase. 
     Save yourself a lot of hassle. Take care of your traffic violations before they cause extra problems in your life. Taking a little time and paying a little money now to resolve your traffic violation will save you a lot of time and money in the future. Hiring an attorney who works frequently in the district courts improves your chances of resolving your traffic violation with as little time, money, and headache as possible. You can call me at the number below or look for me at the court house. Just ask around. Whether or not you hire an attorney you should look at your traffic violation as “pay a little now, save a lot later.” 
-THIS IS AN ADVERTISEMENT-OTHER ATTORNEYS IN THE FIRM MAY PERFORM SERVICES- Joseph D. Gaines, Gorski Law Office, P.S.C., 821 S. Second Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40203, (502) 569-6795, joedangaines@aol.com

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

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