Monday, March 07, 2011

Westboro weirdness and Monday updates

Thankfully, this did not happen in Louisville
- The crazy train passed through Louisville yesterday and stopped in front of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in southwest Louisville.

Five (5) members of the infamous attention whores from Westboro Baptist Church held a laughable demonstration, proving once again that not all religions are interested in "loving one another".

The counter-demonstrators are said to have numbered around 400 and were articulate, peaceful and promoted a positive message. 

It was a good showing from the community. [CJ]

- Deborah Koch, who lives in District 13, has been awarded a $15,000 METCO loan for her new business in Valley Station. Deborah will open an art gallery in the shopping area at the corner of Bethany Lane and Dixie Hwy. She has 47 artists who will participate in the gallery. Eventually she hopes to offer art classes at this location also. Deborah led the efforts and organized the teens who painted the pool house mural at Hornbeck Park in Fairdale. Thanks to Councilwoman Vicki Welch and The Local Weekly for this news.

- The Southwest Pride Community Cleanup 2011 is upon us. This year there will be two starting locations thanks to the Valley Station Area Business Association to help serve our community on Saturday, March 26, 2011. Both locations will start with registration at 8:30 am and begin the cleanup promptly at 9:00 a.m. Come early and enjoy coffee and donuts. All the supplies you need will be available at these sites.

The two locations are 7053 Dixie Highway next to Fairleigh Pet Center in PRP and 10719 Dixie Highway next to Kroger’s in Valley Station. *If you received a yellow Southwest Pride t-shirt from a previous cleanup, please wear it again so that we will have an ample supply for our new volunteers**

We hope that you will be a part of this community event. Your support of this cleanup effort is greatly appreciated and we encourage you to spread the news of this event. If you know of a school, church, business, sports team or anyone interested in helping, please call 367-3880 or email

Once again, cash prizes will be offered to the largest groups who participate in this event. Volunteers must be present at the sign-in booth and list their group they are volunteering to qualify for this prize. Completed forms for Community Service Hours will be available upon request.

1 comment:

  1. It warmed my heart to see so many folks showing up for the counter-demonstration to Westboro.