Friday, April 15, 2011

“Movies under the Stars” returns to Iroquois Amphitheater on May 13th

Hit Hollywood movies will soon return to the Iroquois Amphitheater when the 2011 edition of Movies under the Stars premieres on Friday, May 13th to begin a fun summer run.

“This is a very popular event for families. It’s free and gives everyone a chance to come out and have a good time during the summer at a wonderful place - Iroquois Amphitheater;” says Councilwoman Marianne Butler (D-15)

“Movies under the Stars” is held on the second weekend of each month, May through September. Woody, Buzz Lightyear and Mr. Potato Head will help kick off the new season with “Toy Story 3” beginning at 9:00pm.

Joining Butler in sponsoring the free movies are Council Members David James (D-6), Rick Blackwell (D-12), Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13), Bob Henderson (D-14) Dan Johnson (D-21), Jim King (D-10), Mary C. Woolridge (D-3), David Yates (D-25), Jon Ackerson (R-18), Robin Engel (R-22) and Brent Ackerson (D-26).

Here is the schedule of films for 2011 “Movies under the Stars”

Toy Story 3 May 13th, 9:00pm

Secretariat June 12th, 9:00pm

Morning Glory July 10th 9:00pm

Shrek: Forever After August 14th, 9:00pm

Little Fockers September 11th, 8:00pm

Concessions will be available.

“We hope everyone will come and enjoy with family and friends,” says Butler. “It is going to be a great summer of movie fun.”

For more information about the 2011 “Movies under the Stars” line up and times, contact Councilwoman Butler’s office at 574-1115. Or you can contact the Iroquois Amphitheater at 368-5865.

To see a schedule of events at the Iroquois Amphitheater through the year go to:

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

SW District news: It's all good

- Councilman David Yates (D-25) is inviting district residents to the grand opening of the Southwest Regional Metro Council Office on Tuesday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m. The new office will allow area residents better access to council services and access to their representatives in their own neighborhood rather than making the trip downtown. The office is a partnership of Council members Rick Blackwell (12), Bob Henderson (14), Vicki Welch (13) and Yates. It will be located in the Southwest Government Center at 7219 Dixie Highway. The office will offer extended office hours and will be staffed by various council staff.

Nicole Candler has been named the Southwest Regional Metro Council Office Coordinator. She can be reached at

- The spring schedule is set for the Metro Arts Center. The center, located at 8360 Dixie Highway, offers classes for children and adults in the fine and applied arts. If you’re looking to acquire or refine a particular artistic skill from guitar playing and cartooning to pottery and silversmithing - the Metro Arts Center has a fun, affordable class for you. Please visit for a schedule of spring classes.

- Southwest Louisville residents are being encouraged to apply for positions on the city's various Boards and Commissions. Please visit to apply for opportunities that interest you. Let's take a little ownership here and fill these boards and commissions with Southwest residents.

- REMINDER: The Southwest Women's Roundtable is Wednesday, April 13 and will be held at the Jewish Hospital Medical Center Southwest's Community Room, 9700 Stonestreet Road. Start time is 8:30 a.m. The meeting's focus will be health and wellness. For more information and to RSVP, email Erica Harper.

Monday, April 11, 2011

April "Coffee with your Councilwoman" to be at Jefferson Memorial Forest

It is one of the largest urban forests in the United States and on Saturday, April 16th residents of District 13 will have a chance to learn more about the Jefferson Memorial Forest during this month’s “Coffee with your Councilwoman”.

“Anyone who has been to the forest knows what a treasure it is for Southwest Jefferson County,” says Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13). “I am sure there are people who have not had the chance to discover this jewel and I want to give them the chance to learn more about it.”

Bennett Knox, Executive Director of the Jefferson Memorial Forest, will be on hand to talk about the wide range of educational programs, attractions and improvements to hiking and equestrian trails. He will also discuss what the future holds with the Forest Master Plan.

“This is also an opportunity to learn more about the 2011 Forest Fest on May 21st,” says Welch. “I and members of the Metro Council have joined in with others to sponsor a free day of Bluegrass music for all of Metro Louisville.”

The April “Coffee with your Councilwoman” will be held at the First String Family Sports Grill, 5921 New Cut Road. It begins at 9:00am

“I hope everyone will come out and visit with us,” says Welch. “While we want to focus on the great things going on in the forest, I also want to hear about any other concern or issue you may have in the district.”

For more information about the April “Coffee with your Councilwoman, contact Councilwoman Welch’s office at 574-1113.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Free Junk Drop-off Sunday, April 17th

Free Junk Drop-off Sunday, April 17th

Waste Management Landfill

2673 Outer loop

9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Residents wanting to get rid of bulk waste or junk will have an opportunity to drop off items at the Waste Management Landfill on April17th. This is a free service provided by a partnership between the Louisville Metro Division of Solid Waste Management and Waste Management of Kentucky.

Items that would normally not be picked-up during regular garbage service, such as appliances, furniture, and mattresses will be accepted but, metal must be separated for recycling purposes.

Yard waste, hazardous materials, paint, tires and commercial trash will not be allowed for drop-off on the 17th.

Bulk waste and junk can also be disposed of for free throughout the year at the Waste Reduction Center at 636 Meriwether Ave. but, there is a limit of three items per drop-off.

Any residents wishing to get rid of paints, fertilizers, batteries, and household chemicals can do so at the Louisville Metro Household Materials Collection Center ( or HAZ BIN ) at 7501 Grade Ln.

There is no charge.

For more information, go to or call MetroCall at 311 or 574-5000.