Friday, November 12, 2010

Weekend events

Beechmont Neighborhood Association’s General Meeting

November 15, 2010, 6pm

‘Old’ Firehouse at 5th & Ashland Avenue

It’s a Chili and Hotdog supper provided by the Firefighters! BNA will provide soft drinks and cookies! An opportunity to join the Beechmont Neighborhood Association will be provided at this meeting.

District 13 "Coffee With Your Councilwoman" 
Saturday, November 13th
Click HERE for details

Autumn Leaf Drop-Off

November 1st through November 27th

Monday – Saturday

8am – 4:30pm


Iroquois Park – 5216 Newcut Road

Enter at Newcut and Southern Parkway

Take a left on Uphill Road then to the top to the old tennis courts

Closed on Thanksgiving Day

Closed on Friday after Thanksgiving

Closed every Sunday


**Bags must be emptied and removed from site**

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Mr. Lou's Country Cottage closes its doors

From The Local Weekly:
"In another sign of hard economic times Mr. Lou's Country Cottage Kitchen on Valley Station Road has closed their doors. A long time Valley Station favorite for good affordable home cooked food recently went out of business. A poor economy and competition from new restaurants in the area was too much for Mr. Lou's to survive. Another reminder to support your locally owned and operated business."

Boy Scout collection drive - Saturday, November 20th

Boy Scouts throughout Metro Louisville have two busy Saturdays ahead. This coming Saturday, they will hand out reminders about a special food collection drive on the following Saturday to help Community Ministries.

“This is a wonderful effort by young people who want to help those in need for the upcoming holiday season,” says Councilman Bob Henderson (D-14). “The Association of Community Ministries in all areas will be helping many families with basic essentials, especially food.”

Scout Troops will fan out across Metro Louisville to remind everyone of the event on November 13thth. The Scouts are asking that everyone donate a canned good or non perishable item for the food drive. The items collected by the scouts on November 20th will be taken to the respective Community Ministries in their area.

Specific items of need: canned meats, stews, & other "hearty" foods, as well as canned vegetables & fruits.

“This food drive becomes important when you consider that the Southwest Community, South Louisville Community and Shively Area Ministries are serving more than 5,000 people a month,” says Henderson. “And those are just three of 15 ministries handling the needy.”

To learn more about the needs of the Association of Community Ministries go to their web site at

Monday, November 08, 2010

District 13 coffee - This Saturday

Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch is once again extending an invitation to residents of District 13 to come out for “Coffee with your Councilwoman” on Saturday, November 13th.

“This month I want to hear from everyone who may have what might be called a “wish list” of ideas you would like to see us work on together for the future of the District and South Louisville,” says Welch. “I want to focus on what your think is important for our community, so we decided not to have a special guest this month so I and my staff can be available to hear what people have to say.”

The November “Coffee with your Councilwoman” will be held at the First String Family Sports Grill and Pub, 5921 New Cut Road just off from the Outer Loop. It begins at 9:00am.

“There is so much going on in Metro Louisville with a new Mayor coming into office, I am sure many people have thoughts on how our city should move forward,” says Welch. “I would love to hear about. It’s a very informal meeting, so come and have a cup of coffee and just say “hi” if you want to.”

To learn more about the November District 13 “Coffee with your Councilwoman” contact Councilwoman Welch’s office at 574-1113.

Yates preparing to assume office

Although Councilman-Elect David Yates doesn't officially take office until January, he has already begun preparing to assume the responsibilities of representing the 25th District.

Yates has outlined an interview process to select a Legislative Assistant (LA). "I have had calls from numerous qualified people inquiring about being a 25th district LA." and says the interview will insure "...District 25 has the best LA we can get."

Shortly after taking office, Yates plans on instituting regular meetings with constituents to share ideas and concerns. Currently, Districts 14 and 25 are the only ones in Southwest Louisville without a regularly scheduled meeting for residents.

Despite not hearing from his old nemesis Doug Hawkins, Yates says he wishes him the best and adds, "The election is over. It’s time that we work to move the South End forward and show the rest of the city our positive side."