Saturday, June 12, 2010

Heitzman Bakery Opening Valley Location

This is just a quick update over the weekend to let you know that Heitzman's Bakery is opening a store at 5427 Valley Station Road, next to Beef O'Brady's. The renovation of the building's interior is underway. The site was formerly home to a gas station, a liquor store and most recently, a barbecue restaurant.

Please welcome this LOCAL BUSINESS investment to Southwest Louisville by supporting them with your $$$$!!!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Southwest Regional Library Moving Forward

Southwest Regional Library Moving Forward
Three hearings set for community input next week

In the next two to three years, construction is set to begin on a new 40,000 square foot, state of the art Southwest Regional Library. The project is currently in the design phase and Library officials have announced three public hearings for residents of the area to gauge input on the new facility.

“This is a chance for the people of the Southwest to let the Louisville Free Public Library know what our needs are for our children and others who will use this new branch,” says Councilman Rick Blackwell (D-12). “The Metro Council made the commitment to move our libraries forward and now we need your help to achieve that goal.” The new Southwest Regional Library will be twice the size of the current facilities. It will be located in the 9900 block of Dixie Highway next to Meijer.

“The present branch is so crowded and we are patiently waiting for this new branch,” says Councilman Bob Henderson (D-14). “If you are a supporter of the libraries then come out to these public hearings and learn more about this project.”

Here are the times and locations for the hearings on the Southwest Regional Library:

Monday, June 14, 6:30pm,
Southwest Library Meeting Room, 10375 Dixie Highway

Tuesday, June 15, 6:30pm,
Farnsley-Moreman Landing, 7410 Moorman Road

Wednesday, June 16, 6:30pm,
Southwest Government Center, 7219 Dixie Highway

For more information about the hearings, contact the Louisville Free Public Library at 574-1611. To learn more about the new Southwest Regional Library expansion, click HERE.

Beechmont Open Air Market Grand Opening

Beechmont Open Air Market
Grand opening set for Saturday June 12th

The Beechmont Open Air Market will kick off its Fifth season of selling this Saturday, June 12th from 8:00am to 12:00pm at Southern Parkway at Wellington.

“Beechmont is one of many areas in Metro Louisville showing support for local growers and at the same time promote healthy foods,” says Councilman Dan Johnson (D-21). “This Open Air Market is a fun event for the community.”

The Beechmont Open Air Market will run throughout the summer on Saturday mornings. It offers vendors from around the area and a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. There will also be flowers and crafts available. For the Grand Opening, DJ Fred and Ears What’s Poppin Kettle corn will be on hand.
“I want to invite everyone to come out and help our local vendors,” says Johnson. “It’s also a good opportunity to get to know people in the Beechmont Neighborhood.”

For more information about the Beechmont Open Air Market, contact Councilman Johnson’s office at 574-1121.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Southwest Center Fundraiser at Horseshoe Casino

A planned fundraiser at Horseshoe Casino will benefit The Southwest Center. Everyone is invited. The cost is $25 per person. Includes: Transportation to and from the Casino, Free Horseshoe Casino Lunch Buffet and $5.00 Casino Cash. Over $45.00 in fun for just $25.00 per person, all while raising money for Southwest Center. Wednesday, June 24, 2010. Motor Coach will depart Southwest Center at 10:00am. Motor Coach will depart Horseshoe Casino at 3:30pm. Reservation deadline is June 21, 2010. You must be paid in full by this date. For more information or to register contact Crystal Mills at 502-935-1848 or via email at  The Southwest Center is located at 8009 Terry Road, Louisville, Kentucky, 40258.

The Southwest Center is a non-profit 501 (c)3 serving individuals with developmental disabilities, mental retardation and brain injuries. All proceeds from this event will benefit the programs and services through a multitude of daily training activities provided on-site and off

Monday, June 07, 2010

Proposed Fairdale Library Gets Public Hearing

Welch encourages District 13 residents to learn more about proposed Fairdale Library
June 8th public hearing set for input on proposed $2 million project

For years residents of Fairdale have made a commitment to maintaining a branch of the Louisville Free Public Library despite tough economic times and challenges with space and equipment. Now, a new state-of-the-art library has been proposed and the time has come to learn more about it.

“It is important that everyone see this proposal for the new Fairdale library which will replace what we now use in the Fairdale Playtorium,” says Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13). “This innovative approach to our needs is a win win situation for everyone.”

The hearing will take place at the current Fairdale Library, 10616 W. Manslick Road, beginning at 6:30pm on Tuesday, June 8th.

The Mayor’s proposed 2011 Budget calls for $2 million for the library. It would be a state-of-the-art facility modeled after the Newburg Branch opened in 2009. The new facility will have double the spaces of the current facility and more computers. It will be built on land owned by Metro Government just northeast of the current branch. “This is great news for all of those who use and support the Fairdale Library,” says Welch. “Please come and add your input and ask questions about this project.”

For more information about the public hearing for the proposed Fairdale Branch of the Louisville Free Public Library call 375-2051 or Councilwoman Welch’s Office at 574-1113.