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LEGO Convention Brings LEGO Artists from Around the World to Louisville
BrickUniverse LEGO Convention takes place January 19 and 20 at Kentucky International Convention Center
      BrickUniverse LEGO Convention will be bringing some of the most renown LEGO artists in world to Louisville. The convention brings together award-winning LEGO artists to showcase their amazing LEGO displays. Artists coming to the Kentucky convention include Chicago-based LEGO artist Rocco Buttliere who will be bringing over 40 massive intricate LEGO models of famous world landmarks. He has won awards domestically and internationally for his work and has exhibited across the United States, as well as internationally recently in England, Scotland, Denmar, and Norway. Canadian LEGO artist Paul Hetheringtonwill be bringing all five of his record Brickcon Best-in-Show displays. His Joker Funhouse LEGO creation garnered numerous of media attention and has over 3 million views on Youtube. Hetherington's Gotham Theater LEGO creation was named LEGO Creation of the Year 2016 by the Brothers-Brick. 
      San Diego-based LEGO artist Jonathan Lopes will be bringing over 40 different displays of his LEGO artwork. Originally from Brooklyn, Lopes is known for his realistic urban landscapes built with LEGO bricks. 
      Attendees at BrickUniverse will be able to meet the artists and see their creations up close. BrickUniverse is the the ultimate LEGO fan experience. Other attractions at BrickUniverse include building zones and brick merchants. Tickets ($12.99, Ages 2 and under free) are available for either Saturday, January 19 or Sunday, January 20. Tickets are selling out, so early booking is advised at www.brickuniverse.com/louisville

JMF Romantic Valentine Candlelit Hike 
Feb. 13th & 14th 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    Give your sweetie the moon, the stars, and all of Louisville! Bring them to the Forest for a romantic candlelit hike that ends with a beautiful view of the Lights of Louisville. The hike’s destination is the Horine Conference Center, where you’ll be greeted by a roaring fire, hot beverages, mocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and desserts. Louisville Astronomical Society will be joining us to gaze at the stars and the Andromeda Galaxy! Meet in the Horine Reservation main parking lot. Pre-Registration required. Call 502-368-5404. This program always sells out fast, so call to preregister or get directions. Reservations must be made by Friday, February 8th; Fee: $40/couple.

Coffee with your Councilman Rescheduled 
    The January Coffee with your Councilman event has been rescheduled due to the amount of snow predicted to fall overnight. The event will now take place NEXT Saturday, January 19th. It will still be held at Panera Bread (6900 Dixie Hwy) from 10AM - 12PM.
When: Saturday January, 19th 10AM - 12PM
Where: Panera Bread (6900 Dixie Hwy)
I hope everyone stays safe and warm during the first winter event of 2019! Please call my office (502) 574-1112 if you have any questions or concerns.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at Muhammad Ali Center
Monday, January 21 from 10 am to 4 pm, Muhammad Ali Center

Shack in the Back BBQ Receives Metro Loans for New Location
    The city’s Metropolitan Business Development Corp., or METCO, awarded nearly $2.3 million in loans to 30 Louisville small business last year, according to the mayor’s office. The loans represented a total of roughly $12 million in investment, a news release stated. The most loan funding went to Michael and Barbara Sivells, owners of the Shack in the Back BBQ, 10706 Manslick Road. The couple received three loans totaling $320,000 to move from Mt. Holly Road to a large space on Manslick, build out the kitchen, renovate and add ADA-complaint bathrooms.

Archdiocese of Louisville Walk for Life 
Friday, January 18 at 5 pm, Cathedral of the Assumption

Guided Hike: Siltstone Trail
Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 9 AM – 1 PM 
 13200 Scotts Gap Rd, Louisville, KY 40272-1822
    Looking for a challenging hike? Join us on the Siltstone Trail for a 6.7 mile hike. The Siltstone Trail is named for the common stone capping the knobs and is one of the oldest and most loved trails in the Forest. It features steep ascents and descents along ridges and around tall knobs.
    Meet at Scott's Gap Parking Lot. Transportation will be provided from the Welcome Center back to vehicles at the end of the hike. Hikers can warm up by the fire in the Welcome Center post hike.
    Event is FREE and open to the public. No registration needed. Contact the Welcome Center during office hours for directions if needed: 502-368-5404. Please dress appropriately for the weather and ensure you bring anything needed for the long hike including water and snacks. Please note that there are no bathroom accommodations at Scott's Gap or along the trail until we reach the Welcome Center.

Festival of Faiths Launch
Saturday, January 26 at 10 am, Brown Theater 

Eco Kids Discovery Day: Fossil Fun
Saturday, January 19 from 9 am to 4 pm, Bernheim Forest 

Pet Bash
Saturday, January 19 from 11 am to 1 pm, Carnegie Center 

Night of the Wolf Moon Eclipse
Sunday, January 20 at 9:30 pm, Bernheim Forest 

After Hours at the Speed
Friday, January 18 from 5 pm to 10 pm, Speed Art Museum

Louisville Local Business Expo
Tuesday, Jan. 22, 1-4pm, Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center, Picasso Room

Wine Education 101: The Basics!
Tuesday, January 22 at 8 pm, Nouvelle Bar & Bottle 

Bourbon and Blankets Cocktail Party for a Cause
Thursday, January 24 at 6:30 pm, Bourbons Bistro

Beirhalle
Saturday, January 26 at 6 pm, German American Club 

Alan Jackson
Friday, January 25 at 7:30 pm, KFC Yum! Center  

Louisville Orchestra Classics: Art + Music
Saturday, January 26 at 8 pm, Kentucky Center for the Arts 

70 Years of Arts Celebration
Tuesday, January 29 at 5:30 pm, Brown Theater


Jefferson's Journey
Thursday, January 31 from 6 pm to 8:30 pm, Frazier History Museum  

Downward Dog and Dope Beats
Friday, January 18 at 6:30 pm, Louisville Slugger Field  

BMX Bluegrass Nationals
Friday, January 25 & Saturday, January 26, Kentucky Exposition Center 

MSD Holds Meetings Concerning Changes to Floodplain Maps
    MSD is holding a series of open house meetings to discuss changes to existing floodplain maps by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which may affect your property’s floodplain status. Changes to the maps may affect your property’s flood status. To view the changes to the floodplain maps please go to https://bit.ly/2QcnErm or attend one of the Open House Meetings:
Wednesday, January 16 
4:30-7:30 p.m.
Jefferson County Government Center
7201 Outer Loop #129
Louisville, KY 40228
Thursday, January 17 
4:30-7:30 p.m.
Southwest Government Center
7219 Dixie Highway
Louisville, KY 40258
    Representatives from the Division of Water and Louisville MSD will be available to speak one-on-one with you. The Kentucky Association of Professional Surveyors and insurance agents have been invited to answer questions related to elevation certificates and flood insurance. Louisville Metro has a long history of flooding from the Ohio River and its many tributaries. Approximately 15 percent of Louisville Metro is in a floodplain and threatened by frequent flooding, which includes about 8,000 homes and businesses.

Libraries Offering ACT Prep Programs
Fairdale
Saturday, January 26, 2019 
09:00 AM - 12:30 PM ACT Practice Test 
South Central
Thursday, January 24, 2019 
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM ACT Basics 

Forest Treasures Spring Break Camp
Location:Louisville Nature Center, 3745 Illinois Ave.
Date:April 1 - April 5 Time:9am - 4pm before and after care available. www.louisvillenaturecenter.org

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

5 on 5 co-ed soccer league 
Location: Beechmont Community Center ( attached soccer field ) Date:March 16th - April 27th Time: Games start 10 am
    The Beechmont Community Center is hosting a 5 on 5 co-ed soccer league from March 16th - April 27th. ( no games April 13th ) We are looking for positive volunteers to coach, referee, and score keep, and who love to be around kids in the elementary and middle school age group. Interested volunteers should contact jacob.hazel@louisvilleky.gov or call the Beechmont Community Center at 502-361-5484.

TARC Introduces New Fare System
    TARC introduced a new fare system this week, making riding public transit in the region easier than ever. Riders tap their MyTARC cards onto the fare box on board each bus. The proper fare will be deducted automatically, and the card balance will be displayed on a fare box screen. Riders can also view transactions, ridership history and add value or purchase passes after registering their card at mytarc.ridetarc.org More information about the new system is at TARC’s website: https://www.ridetarc.org/fares/mytarc-fare-structure-and-faqs/

Free Tax Prep - January 22nd Through April 15th
    Get FREE and reliable tax prep assistance and invest your tax prep savings! To qualify, household income must be under $64,000. You may be eligible to receive an Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). For more information, visit www.labcservices.org. or call 211. This service is free for those with incomes of $64,000 or less. 
Convenient VITA locations:
Sun Valley Community Center (6505 Bethany Ln)
Tu, Th: 10am - 7pm
W: 10am - 4pm
Sat: 9am - 1pm
Call (502) 305-0005 to schedule an appointment
Walk-ins welcome on Thurs. only
Americana Community Center (4801 Southside Dr)
Th: 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Sat: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Call (502) 366-7813 to schedule an appointment
Salt and Light Community Development (3025 Gerald Dr)
M, Tu: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Call (502) 305-0005 to schedule an appointment
Walk-ins welcome 

Family Archaeology Lab Days 
Repeats every Saturday until Sat Feb 23 2019. 
When: Saturdays 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing
    Grandparents and parents: bring out your aspiring archaeologists to see what archaeologists do in the lab (when they aren't digging). Be prepared to wash, sort and catalogue artifacts that have been recovered from Riverside's recent archaeology digs. This FREE hands-on experience will include a behind-the-scenes archaeology tour of the site (typically at 11:30 am; weather permitting). This lab activity is a drop-in program, but if you are planning to bring a group of 10 or more, please let us know so we are prepared for you!
If you have questions, please call 502-935-6809.

Melton's Food Mart to Temporarily Close
    A popular family-owned grocery store and butcher, Melton Food Mart, will soon close its doors after more than 70 years in Louisville. “The owner is having surgery and [closing is as] kind of a precautionary thing,” Melton Food Mart manager Bernie Brickey said. “Not to lump everything on the rest of the family, so he's going to temporarily close for about three to four months.” The store is owned by Joe Melton III, his wife, Kathy, and mother, Jan. They used to own other Melton Food Mart stores, but the one on Third Street Road in south Louisville is the last one open.

Metro Arts Community Center accepting class registrations 
    The Louisville Metro Arts Community Center is currently accepting registrations for its winter courses. The center, locate on Dixie Highway, is newly restored and classes include wax casting, oil painting, silversmithing, cartooning and more! For more information go to louisvilleky.gov/government/parks/metro-arts-center

Prairie Village Baseball/Softball Bursts into the New Year with Online Registration!!!
    Online Registration : Online Registration may be completed at www.pvbaberuth.com starting Jan 1, 2019 through February 10, 2019.
Important Dates :
January 1, 2019 - Online sign-ups begin
January 19, 26 & February 2, 9 2019 - In-Person Signups for Spring Season 12pm - 4pm
February 10, 2019 - Last day for online & in-person signups from 12pm - 4pm
February 16, 2019 (Sat) - Baseball Tryouts
February 17, 2019 (Sun) - Softball Tryouts
February 34-24, 2019 - PV Shop Event at Dick's Sporting Goods (10:00am - 7:00pm)
March 16 & 23, 2019 - Ballpark Work Days (9-12pm & 1-4pm)
April 5, 2019 - Parade Day - 6:00pm (start lining up floats at 4:30PM)
April 6, 2019 - Opening Day for Spring Ball
April 12, 2019 - Team Mom Meeting ~ 7pm
April 27, 2019 - Picture Day (teams arrive 1.5 hrs before your game)
May 11, 2019 - Carnival Day

Free Energy Management Workshops at two locations 
    Project Warm's free workshops help families take control of their energy usage and learn "do-it-yourself" energy-saving tips. Free supplies will be distributed at the end of the workshop such as clear plastic/tape for windows, caulk to seal openings around windows and sealing foam. Reservations needed to reserve materials
Jan 29 at South Jefferson Neighborhood Place, 1000 Neighborhood Place, Fairdale, 10 - 11:30 a.m. Call 363-1483 for reservations.
Jan 31 at Southwest Regional Library, 9725 Dixie Highway, 1 - 2:30 p.m. Call 363-1483 for reservations.

Books Over Coffee
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
    A new LFPL book club at Stomping Grounds Coffee Co.! Grab a cup of coffee and join the conversation. January's selection is Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande. LFPL book club members receive 10% off drink purchases! Copies available at Southwest Regional Library and Stomping Grounds Coffee Co., 10019 Dixie Highway.

Sensory Sensation
Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Come explore our sensory bins, build with Legos, and play with slime! All Ages. Southwest Library, 9725 Dixie Highway

LIHEAP Crisis Begins January 7th 
    The LIHEAP Crisis Component begins on Jan. 7th with the appointment line opening up on Jan. 2nd. This year’s Crisis Program once again features expanded eligibility allowing residents who received a utility bill with a past due amount to apply, in addition to continuing to serve those who received a disconnect notice.
    Residents wishing to apply must make an appointment in advance utilizing the automated appointment system. The toll free service will open up January 2, 2019 and will be available twenty four hours a day, seven days a week.
Appointments can be scheduled by phone by calling 502-991-8391 or online at louisvilleky.cascheduler.com. Applicants must be Jefferson County residents with a household income at or below 130 percent of the federal poverty guidelines. 

Tai Chi
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
    Please join us at the Southwest Regional Library for a series of classes in Yang style Tai Chi. Southwest Library, 
9725 Dixie Highway

Women's Empowerment Group - Starts January 14th
    Don't miss out on Bridges of Hope (BOH) Neighborhood Place's 9-week Women’s Empowerment Group held on Mondays from 5 to 7 p.m., starting Jan. 14th. These free sessions were created by women to serve women to provide a safe and welcoming space to discuss topics like relationships, parenting, mental and physical health, education, employment, finance and self-care. Call Nannette Dix, Coordinator at BOH, at 634-6050 to register.

Ground broken on future Fairdale Village Green Park 
    A new park with a bandstand, a trailhead to the Louisville Loop and a memorial flag courtyard will be open for public use near the Fairdale Roundabout this summer. District 13 Councilwoman Vicki Welch, Kentucky State Rep. Jeff Donohue, Louisville Metro Chief of Community Building Vincent James and others were on hand to help break ground today on the future Fairdale Village Green Park in Fairdale. 
    “Fairdale Village Green is going to be a wonderful addition to that area and a spectacular gateway to Jefferson Memorial Forest,” said Mayor Greg Fischer. “I’d like to recognize CW Welch for her tireless dedication to the residents of the South Points Scenic Area and throughout her district and thank her for her service. This park is a fitting tribute to all her hard work.”  
    The park, which is less than one acre, sits off Mitchell Hill Road just to the west of the roundabout. It will become Metro Louisville’s 121st park. When construction is complete, it will include a bandstand/gazebo (similar to that of Willow Park in the Highlands); a terraced lawn for concert seating; a signature wayfinding/gateway wall recognizing Fairdale and the entry to Jefferson Memorial Forest; a flag plaza honoring armed services members and veterans, and space for a trailhead that connects to the Louisville Loop. 
    “It is exciting that my departing project as I retire will be a new community park for the citizens of Fairdale and beyond,” Welch said. “My hope is for frequent music weekends and Veteran programs throughout the warm weather months. It’s been a pleasure working on this project with Rep. Donohue and Jefferson Memorial Forest Director Bennett Knox.” 
    “This project has been a labor of love for so many through the years,” Donohue said. “I am honored and blessed to have had a role in seeing this to its completion and its new beginning. I can think of no other community more deserving as we welcome you to the gateway to the Jefferson Memorial Forest. I like to call it the New Town Green. This is in honor of the first settlement established as New Town which we now call Fairdale.”  
    The project is scheduled to be put out to bid in early 2019, with construction completion in summer 2019. At 6,700 acres, Jefferson Memorial Forest, located a few miles south of the roundabout, is one of the country’s largest municipally-owned forests and is operated by Louisville Parks and Recreation. 
    It is the home of the Louisville ECHO (Engaging Children Outdoors) environmental education initiative, Tom Wallace Lake and Kentucky Kingdom’s Zipline Kingdom, among other amenities. It is one of the critical pieces of the South Points Scenic Area tourism initiative promoting the area as a recreation and cultural destination in the Louisville area. 

Jefferson Memorial Forest Trail Team
    Learn the ends and outs of trail building and help keep our hiking trails looking great. This group meets the second Saturday of the month and you can view upcoming projects on their Facebook page.

KMAC Poetry Slam
Second Tuesday of each month at 7 pm, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft 

Yoga for Athletes
Mondays from 6:45 pm to 7:45 pm, Fit502 

New Dixie Update
How will winter affect New Dixie Highway work? 
    Weather is always a factor in outdoor construction. While many types of work – excavating, for example – can be done at almost any temperature, working with concrete and asphalt requires warm and dry conditions. This means that even on some sunny days, work can be disrupted if the temperature is not above freezing for an extended period of time. (Briefly reaching that temperature at 3 p.m., won’t work.)
    “We understand that it’s frustrating to see a lane blocked and no work being done,” said John Callihan, The New Dixie Highway project manager. “But opening and closing lanes can’t realistically be done multiple times a week.” In addition, construction crews will be off from Dec. 21 to Jan. 2. Crews have been working many weekends to keep on schedule and this is their first significant scheduled break since the project began a year ago.

Eat Local, Grow Local
Urban Homesteading Course
March through October 2019
    This 10-month course meets twice a month and provides an introduction to a lifestyle of self-sufficiency in home-grown food production for people living in an urban environment. Registration is $100 before 12/31/2018 and $150 after. Register at tinyurl.com/homesteading502 or call Lisa at 791-0966 ext. 5  

Clean Up Our Community - Throw Away Illegal Yard Signs in the Right-of-Way
From Councilman David Yates
    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. Thank you!

Fun in the Sun!
    Getting outside in the winter can be just as enjoyable and healthy as getting out in the spring. Sun exposure, even in winter, aids in vitamin D production which can improve your mood, sleep, blood pressure, as well as the release of nitric oxide which helps regulate weight.

Southwest Community Ministries Needs Your Help!
Meals on Wheels 
    Southwest Community Ministries is looking for kindhearted, friendly people to deliver meals to home-bound seniors in the 40272 and 40258 zip codes. Delivery takes about an hour weekly, twice a month if you prefer to deliver two days/month. We have a Tuesday route that departs from Sun Valley Community Center (10:00 am) or a Wednesday, Thursday or Friday route departing from Sts. Mary and Elizabeth Hospital in the afternoon (3:30). If you want to make a difference in a senior's life, and yours, please contact Jessica Burnett 502-935-0310 ext. 244. 
Food Pantry 
    The Food Pantry, one of several food programs operated by SWCM, needs additional donations during the Holiday Season for the increased requests. Located at 8504 Terry Road Louisville, KY 40258. Food Pantry Hours: Monday to Friday (11:30 AM - 3:00 PM) Contact information: 502.935.0310; Fax: 502.933.0319

Yard Waste Collection in Urban Service District Suspended January - March
    Louisville Metro Solid Waste Management will be suspending the collection of yard waste in the Urban Services District (USD) beginning on January 19 through March 11, 2019. Individuals may request collection as needed during this time through MetroCall at 574-5000.

Help The Homeless!
    As the weather gets colder it is dangerous for those who are homeless. There are many outreach organizations who are checking on homeless individuals and distributing needed supplies. If you can, please consider donating the following items: Coats - Socks - Hats - Blankets. Check out the Coalition for the Homeless’ website louhomeless.org/who-we-are/members/ to see some of the member agencies that are working to provide these supplies to those who need it most.

Beechmont Junior Theater Program 
    The Beechmont Community Center will host a junior theatre program for ages 8–15 yrs. old. The program consists of 5 sessions. The cost is $75 per session, except for the first session which is has been condensed at a reduced cost of $40. This series of classes will incorporate field trips as a way of exposes students to the broader spectrum of theatre, the arts and world culture. Phillip Cherry will conduct Special Master Classes. All classes start at 5pm. 205 West Wellington Avenue, (502) 361-5484
Session 1: November 8th – November 29th
Session 2: January 8th – February 14th
Session 3: February 19th – March 28th
Session 4: April 2nd – May 16th
Session 5: May 21st – June 27th

Shade Tree Rebates
    Purchase a shade* tree and receive 40% off the purchase price up to $80. TreesLouisville is partnering with the Louisville Metro Division of Community Forestry. The program is open to all residents of Jefferson County.  *Shade trees are generally medium to large sized trees that have spreading canopies (e.g., oak, maple, linden, elm), though smaller species like redbuds and serviceberries also fall under this category. Dwarf ornamental varieties will not be eligible. If you have questions about whether your tree is eligible for a rebate, email info@treeslouisville.org.

My City My Choice
    A club established for young men ages 10-16 years old to learn and develop life skills that will be beneficial for everyday life. The club meets every Thursday at 6pm at Sun Valley Community Center, 6505 Bethany Lane. For more information please contact Jacob Hazel, 937-8802, jacob.hazel@louisvilleky.gov

Fun Fact
Did you know that Iroquois Park, Louisville's largest Olmsted park, is 85% the size of New York City's Central Park? Iroquois Park is just over 725 acres. That is a lot of park to enjoy!

Report Street Light Outages
You can report streetlights to LG&E/KU by following this link: www.lge-ku.com/outages/report/streetlight

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

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

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 liz.mcquillen@louisvilleky.gov. 

What's your wish for the southwest?
What is your wish for the Southwest? Do you have an idea, hope, or dream to improve our community? Do you wish there were a restaurant, store, or business in the Southwest? Share what you would like to see happen in the Southwest with The Local Weekly and we may publish your idea in the weekly paper and our website. Submit your wish. Please include your first name or initials and zip code unless you wish to remain anonymous.CLICK here to submit your wish.
      I wish they would put some reflectors or something on the new redesigned medians. I have seen so many people hit the one by Jerry's and the Goodwill and blow out tires at night because they are difficult to see and before we could drive onto them. Now you can't. The need to do something to make them more visible.  Armanda McMurray, 40216

     My wish is : To create more community gardens on vacant lots to help people grow vegetables. This will help everyone be more self supporting. Have more local classes teaching people how to preserve food like we used to. More healthier and cheaper. B. N

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

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

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

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

We need a movie theater. R.R. 40258

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Panda Express !!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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