Apr 11 2018 The Q2 Edition of District 8 eNews is Live!

Apr 11 2018 LMPD Data Shows 34.4% of Highlands Property Crimes Committed with Keys

A review of theft from automobiles, stolen vehicles and burglaries in the Highlands for the first quarter of 2018 shows that 34.4% of the crimes committed (55 of 160) were easy targets because the doors were left unlocked, keys were left inside or otherwise made available to thieves, according to Councilman Brandon Coan (D-8). 

Apr 10 2018 City receives $450,000 grant to stabilize Quinn Chapel

Louisville Metro Government (LMG) has been awarded a $450,000 grant by the U.S. Department of the Interior and the National Park Service to stabilize the former Quinn Chapel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church at 912 W. Chestnut Street. LMG’s Office of Redevelopment Strategies has added $150,000 to the stabilization effort bringing the stabilization investment to $600,000.

Apr 10 2018 Bardstown Road/Baxter Avenue Corridor Safety Study recommendations to be presented

District 8 Metro Councilman Brandon Coan, Develop Louisville’s Office of Advanced Planning and Public Works will hold a public meeting on April 19 at 6 p.m. at Highlands Community Ministries (1228 E. Breckinridge Street) to present draft recommendations for the Bardstown Road/Baxter Avenue Corridor Safety Study.

Apr 10 2018 Councilman Yates encourages District 25 residents to come out and help cleanup Southwest Louisville

Councilman David Yates is encouraging residents of District 25 to come out and roll up their sleeves to help in the Brightside Community Clean Up throughout the Southend this Saturday, April 14th.

Apr 9 2018 Clariant announces sponsorship of World Cup Fan Zone festival in July

Clariant Donation to Louisville ParksLouisville Parks and Recreation is hosting a three-day family-friendly street festival and vie

Apr 5 2018 New city mowers run cleaner, cheaper and quieter

Mayor Greg Fischer today unveiled eleven new propane powered mowers that have replaced worn out gasoline mowers. The propane mowers will run cleaner, cheaper and quieter than gasoline mowers.

Apr 5 2018 President James puts out the call for volunteers for Spring Cleanup this Saturday, April 7th

President David James (D-6) is looking for a few volunteers with time on their hands this Saturday who are willing to take part in two different cleanups and show their community pride.  

Apr 5 2018 New Billboard Campaign Features Smoketown Residents and Students
Positive imagery encourages people to manage their diabetes and to quit smoking
Apr 5 2018 Proposed Notice of Action of Federally Enforceable District Origin Operating Permit O-0291-16-F(R1)

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a FEDOOP operating permit to AarhusKarlsham (AAK) K1 – Louisville Plant (vegetable oil processing facility), 2520 South 7th Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40208, in accordance with Regulation 2.17. The 30-day public comment period starts on April 6, 2018, and ends on May 7, 2018. A public hearing may be scheduled if the District determines that there are germane, unresolved issues or substantial public interest, in accordance with Regulation 2.07.

Apr 3 2018 Councilwoman Hamilton to dedicate Kentucky Historical Marker for the Red Cross Hospital on Tuesday, April 10th

To passersby, 1436 South Shelby Street may look like just another building in the Fort Hill/Meriwether Neighborhood.  What they may not realize is the building’s important Louisville history. That  history that will be honored and remembered on Tuesday April 10th, when Kentucky’s newest historical maker will be dedicated in front of the structure that was once known as the Red Cross Hospital (RCH).

Apr 2 2018 Listen to Jeff Brown, Assistant Director of Public Works, Streets and Roads Operations on the 8 More Miles Podcast!

Available on iTunes and Soundcloud

Apr 2 2018 Neighborhood Place Participates in a Month-long Shoe Drive, Three Employment Recruitment Events and More

Neighborhood Place partners offer healthy events and services in April to benefit the entire family including a month-long athletic shoes collection for JCPS students; employment recruitment opportunities with FedEx Ground, ElderCare 4 Families and Sodexo; a Family Spring Fling at Portland Community Center and much more.  To learn more about these offerings and several others please refer to the list below.

Apr 2 2018 Parks and Recreation seeking volunteers for National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament

The National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament will be hosted by Louisville Parks and Recreation’s Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation program (AIR) from April 12-15, and the organization is looking for volunteers to help staff the event.

Mar 30 2018 President James encourages the community to get involved with a new planning process for the California/Victory Park Neighborhood

President David James (D-6) is moving forward with developing a new neighborhood plan for the California/Victory Park community and is asking the people of area to participate in a process that will maintain the area’s culture, history and community goals.