Don't Forget Those in Need This Thanksgiving
The Food Pantry, one of several food programs operated by Southwest Community Ministries, needs additional donations during the Holiday Season for the increased requests.
-SWCM Food Pantry Hours: Monday to Friday, * 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
502.935.0310, Fax: 502.933.0319, 8504 Terry Road Louisville, KY 40258
-South Louisville Community Ministries stocks a Food Pantry as part of their mission for clients in need. Contact them directly to see how you can help those in need this Holiday Season and share your gift.
South Louisville Community Ministries, 415 ½ West Ashland Avenue
(O) 361-7763 (F) 361-4668
Light Up Louisville - November 23rd
Light Up Louisville is a holiday tradition that takes place the Friday after Thanksgiving, This year, the event, in its 38th year, will be held on Friday, Nov. 23. Residents and visitors will join Mayor Fischer at Louisville Metro Hall for a a holiday packed evening filled with children's activities, train rides, vendor booths, live entertainment, Lots of Lights parade, free pictures with Santa and the official Light Up Moment at 8 pm.
4:00 p.m. Children's activities - Chalets on 5th and Jefferson Streets
Vendors booths open - Sixth and Jefferson Streets
Live entertainment - Main stage
Free Train Rides - 5th and Jefferson Streets
6:30 p.m. Lots of Lights Parade - Starts at Fourth and Liberty streets. Turns on to Jefferson Street and disperses at Seventh and Jefferson Streets.
The Lots of Lights Parade is an evening parade of lights, bands, carolers, car clubs, floats, children's groups and civic organizations.
The Mayor's Band from Crosby Elementary and the Lincoln Elementary Elf Squad will march along with other local organizations.
Jesse and MJ, along with Jordan Rivers from 106.9 Play! will be emceeing the Lots of Lights Parade this year!
If your organization would like to participate in the Lots of Lights Parade, please register using this link.
8:00 p.m. Light Up Moment - Santa joins Mayor Fischer on the main stage at Metro Hall to light up the city Christmas tree located at Jefferson Square Park
Grab the best view of the lights, fireworks and action right in front of the stage on the west lawn of Metro Hall.
8:30 p.m. Free pictures with Santa - Santa House
Old-Fashioned Family Holiday Festival
When: December 1, 2018 at 2 - 6 p.m.
Where: Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing
This community holiday celebration will include photo opportunities with Santa, arriving by horse-drawn wagon, as well as holiday craft activities for children, and musical performances by area church and school choirs. Other featured activities include horse-drawn wagon rides, and a silent auction of holiday wreaths.
Families can stroll through dozens of colorful illuminated holiday scenes surrounding the Visitors Center, and Riverside’s Museum Store will be open, offering unique local holiday gift items. The circa 1837 Farnsley-Moremen House will be decorated for the season in an historically authentic fashion, with volunteers in period costume leading free tours of the home.
Admission for the event and activities are free. Hot chocolate, coffee and cookies will be available for purchase. Proceeds from holiday wreath auction and refreshment sales will benefit Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing, Inc.
The “Old-Fashioned Family Holiday Festival” is presented by the Dixie Area Business Association. Additional sponsors include LG&E-KU, Southwest Regional Library, Leanhart Plumbing, Dignity Memorial, and Fort Knox Federal Credit Union.
Children's Holiday Party
When: Friday, December 7 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Where: Sun Valley Community Center, 6505 Bethany Lane
Children's arts and crafts, Santa, cookie decorating, games, dancers and mad science.
Holiday Open House
When: Saturday, December 15, 10am-2pm
Where: Jefferson Memorial Forest
Join us for our annual Holiday Open House. Enjoy free hot chocolate, coffee and cookies by the fire, visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and shop for unique gifts in the Welcome Center Gift Shop. Event features self-guided winter scavenger hunts to search for natural materials to make ornaments. Guests will receive a special tree cookie from the Forest to take home along with craft supplies and instructions to make a unique Forest-inspired ornament (while supplies last). Event is Free and open to the public. Call 502-368-5404 for more details.
Storm debris drop-off now open
Free drop-off service for residential storm debris begins today and runs through Saturday, December 1 at seven locations. In addition, residents of the Urban Services District may set storm debris out with regular yard waste, if it is bundled with twine. Eligible debris includes tree limbs and other compostable materials. No construction or demolition materials, shingles, municipal garbage or man-made materials will be accepted. Branches should be less than four feet long and two inches wide. In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, drop-off service will not be available on Thursday, November 22 or Friday, November 23. Service will resume on November 26.
Monday – Friday, noon to 6 p.m.:
4810 Exeter Avenue, Newburg Community Center
7201 Outer Loop Road, Highview Park
10450 Lower River Road, Public Works yard
5550 Charlie Vettiner Park Road, Charlie Vettiner Park
Shawnee Park Drive at Dirt Bowl Drive in Shawnee Park
595 Hubbards Lane, staffed recycling center
7219 Dixie Highway, staffed recycling center
Saturday December 1, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.:
595 Hubbards Lane, staffed recycling center
7219 Dixie Highway, staffed recycling center
Metro Arts Community Center to re-open, be rebranded
Louisville Parks and Recreation is preparing to re-open the Metro Arts Center, 8360 Dixie Highway. The building recently received a colorful new window wrap, and new programs and classes will be coming to the site, which is now known as the Metro Arts Community Center. For more information, please visit the center’s Facebook page. On their site you will find operating hours and the days that they have open studio! https://louisvilleky.gov/government/parks/metro-arts-center
Beechmont Junior Theatre 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
Pavillion dedicated in memory of former Mayor Armstrong at Farnsley-Moremen Landing
On Oct. 21, 2018, the pavilion at Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen was dedicated in honor of Mayor David L. Armstrong, who died in 2017. Armstrong was a selfless leader who invested an amazing amount of time and effort boosting this jewel in southwest Jefferson County. Members of Armstrong’s family were joined by Mayor Greg Fischer and others to celebrate his amazing legacy and this well-deserved honor.
Weather Challenges Not Delaying New Dixie Highway
With more than 55 inches of rain this year, more than 20 inches above the average, crews working along The New Dixie Highway have had more than the usual weather challenges. Nevertheless, they have remained largely on schedule. The project was always scheduled to be complete in the winter of 2019-2020. Project Manager John Callihan said the BRT will be operational and the lanes should be in their final configuration by that time frame – but some final details that are weather dependent may be later.
Own a piece of Colonial Gardens
Engrave a brick! 4x8 brick is $125. 8x8 brick is $250. Commemorate a special date, or honor a loved one. Order by January 1, 2019 at colonialgardenslouky.com
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 email@example.com.
Metro Arts Center
Visit the Metro Art Center's link below to see the full schedule of classes. Metro Arts Center is located on Dixie Highway. On the site you will find operating hours and the days that they have open studio!
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Get Trained for a Quality Career in Manufacturing!
Want to earn credentials and get a better job?
The Manufacturing Training and Employment Connection (M-TEC) is a 3-week program where you can earn multiple certificates valued by manufacturing employers and make connections for a good job. The M-TEC training is free but there's a limited number of available spots in our November class. To register now call (502) 276-9711 Ext. 4001.
Upcoming M-TEC class: November 5 - 27
New Dixie Construction - North of Greenwood Road
US 31W (Dixie Highway): Lane closures and sidewalk closures in place between Greenwood Road and Crums Lane (mile markers 11.7 to 15.3) due to construction for access management and bus rapid transit lines. Roadway is reduced to two lanes on southbound Dixie Highway between Blanton Lane and Greenwood Road and on northbound Dixie Highway between Upper Hunters Trace and Heaton Road. Beginning Saturday, Oct. 27 Dixie Highway will be reduced to one lane southbound and two lanes northbound between Herbert Avenue and Crums Lane. www.TheNewDixieHighway.com
Food Literacy Program
A new outdoor classroom is planned at the Iroquois Farm off Bicknell Ave to assist in teaching students about farming, growing their own fruits and vegetables and a healthy lifestyle. A USDA grant is helping with the construction.
Parks and Recreation Public Meeting Opportunity
Louisville Parks and Recreation will be hosting seven open house-style public meetings beginning September 13. Director Seve Ghose said the meetings will not necessarily focus on a particular topic but will give the public an opportunity to ask questions and voice concerns. “There’s always a lot to talk about with our department,” Ghose said. “We’re looking forward to having a conversation and hearing the public’s ideas on how we can improve what we’re doing.” All meetings will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. The closest community meeting to our community is: Thursday, November 29 Southwest Government Center, 7219 Dixie Highway, 40258
Leaf Drop-Off begins Nov. 6
Louisville Metro residents not mulching autumn leaves into their lawns or using curbside collection will have the option to dispose of them at one of three drop-off sites beginning November 6. Metro Public Works is offering a free leaf drop-off service November 6 through December 1. Drop-off will not be available on November 22 and 23 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Only loose leaves will be accepted. Containers used to bring leaves to the drop-off sites must be disposed of off-site by residents.
Leaf drop off sites:
Public Works Yard
10500 Lower River Road (enter from Bethany Lane)
Tuesday – Saturday
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Public Works East District Operations Center
595 Hubbards Lane
Tuesday – Saturday
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Public Works Waste Reduction Center
636 Meriwether Avenue
Tuesday – Friday
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
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!
Early LIHEAP registration for elderly or disabled individuals on a fixed income
Louisville Metro Resilience and Community Services (RCS) is offering pre-registration for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), Subsidy Component. The pre-registration is October 3rd to October 31st. Schedule an appointment by calling 502-991-8391 or online at louisvilleky.cascheduler.com.
Report Street Light Outages
You can report streetlights to LG&E/KU by following this link: www.lge-ku.com/outages/report/streetlight
Meals on Wheels Volunteering
Interested in Volunteering?
Do you have time to participate in 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.
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
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 email@example.com or (502) 574-6978.
Did You Know About the Emergency Repair Program?
The Louisville Metro Housing Department has an "EMERGENCY REPAIR PROGRAM" ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Must be owner occupied for at least one year. Not available on rental property. Must meet income guidelines (See Intake staff) May receive assistance once in a five year period. Louisville-Jefferson County only!
TYPES OF REPAIRS
Furnace Repair or replacement (October-April only) A/C Unit- Repair or replacement (Requires medical statement, Available May-Sept. only)
Electrical repairs/upgrades. Water Line repairs/replacement. Sewer Line repairs/replacement. Water Heater repair/replacement, Gas or Electric. Gas Line leaks. For further information contact Jackie Wilson-Rudy at 502-574-5850 or Jacqueline.Wilsonfirstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
Metro Swap Zones
If you buy or sell something from an app like LetGo, Craigslist, or OfferUp, you now have a safe place to go to exchange the merchandise. The Swap Zones are under video surveillance 24/7. Four locations to choose from: 3419 Bohne Ave; 7219 Dixie Hwy; 7201 outer loop; 200 Juneau drive
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.
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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