Friday, September 17, 2010

Sept. District 12 Dialogue With Tony Lindauer, PVA

September District 12 Dialogue Features Tony Lindauer, PVA 
Event set for Tuesday Sept. 21st

Jefferson County’s Property Valuation Administrator, Tony Lindauer will be on hand as the featured guest for September’s District 12 Dialogue set for Tuesday, September 21st at 7:00pm.

“Many people may be aware that the PVA’s office determines the value of all property in Metro Louisville,” says Councilman Rick Blackwell (D-12). “They may not be aware of other programs the office provides to help homeowners”

The September District 12 Dialogue will get underway at St. Lawrence Church, 1925 Lewiston Drive.

“The goal of the District 12 Dialogues is to bring various departments of the local, state and federal government to residents so they can ask questions and learn more about how government works,” says Blackwell. “This is also a chance to let me know of any ideas or questions residents may have.”

Joining Lindauer at the meeting will be representatives from Louisville Metro Police, the Division of Licensing and Permits, Neighborhoods and MSD to answer questions about programs. A representative of Congressman John Yarmuth's office will also be in attendance.

For more information about the September’s District 12 Dialogue, contact Councilman Blackwell's office at 574-1112.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Fairdale Fair This Weekend

- The 80th Fairdale Fair gets underway this weekend, September 17-18. Click HERE for details, and support your local community by attending.

- Mayoral candidate Greg Fischer has released a "10-point plan" for your neighborhood.  The plan would create a new entity, the Neighborhood Development Corporation, which would be similar to the Downtown Development Corporation. Whatever happened to "One Louisville"? [WFPL]

- Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing will celebrate “100 Years On the Ohio” with a historical timeline event representing the years 1765—1865 on Saturday, September 18 and Sunday, September 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors to the site will see historical re-enactors demonstrating the tools, weaponry, clothing, pastimes and cooking of the various periods represented. Admission to the site is $6 for adults; $5 for seniors; and $3 for children per day. [Metro News]

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

District 13 Health Expo

Welch sponsoring District 13 Health Expo for residents

In an effort to combat high rates of obesity, cancer and heart disease in District 13, Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch is once again sponsoring an event that could save lives and help many live longer.

“Too often people will put off going to the doctor or take the time to see why it is they just don’t feel well,” says Welch. “The District 13 Health Expo is an opportunity to get free health information that may lead to the discovery of a health problem. More importantly, it’s doing something to take better care of yourself and your family.”

The District 13 Health Expo will get underway on Saturday, September 18th from 2:00pm to 6:00pm in the auditorium of the Fairdale Elementary School, 10104 Mitchell Hill Road.

Among the services offered: free health information, exhibits and demonstrations; blood pressure and Body Mass Index Testing and Blood Glucose testing. Flu Shots will be provided at $25 per person but for those who are Medicare Part B participants, the shots are free.

“This year, there is a special effort to make people more aware of the problem of undetected colon cancer,” says Welch. “Recently, the Metro Council’s Health and Human Needs Committee learned the problem of colon cancer is growing. As Chairwoman of that committee, I think every one needs to know early detection will go a long way in fighting that disease.”

A highlight of the Health Expo will be a giant walk through colon exhibit that shows the various stages of colon cancer. It is sponsored by the Colon Cancer Prevention Project.

More than 20 vendors ranging from the Louisville Public Health and Wellness Department to Norton Health Care will be on hand. The Health Expo will include important information about the services and programs of groups such as the Elderserve Inc.., Gilda’s Club, Family Health Center – Fairdale, the Lung Cancer Alliance and the Center for Woman & Families.

“The goal of the District 13 Health Expo is simple. We want to promote good health in a fun upbeat way and reach a significant audience who can benefit from this information,” says Welch. “The Fairdale Community Fair is a great event that brings a community together. The Health Expo is designed to keep the community healthy.

For more information about the District 13 Health Expo, contact Councilwoman Welch’s office at 574-1113.