Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Spring is Block Watch season

Spring has arrived in its usual fashion, complete with 80 degree days followed by an unrelenting thunderstorm followed by 40 degree days, massive flooding and property damage.

Tree limbs are scattered about and your gutters are probably clogged with debris from those damned water maples, but it's all normal. So is what usually follows.

Now is the time of year to begin thinking seriously about the security of your neighborhood. School will be out soon and warmer evening temperatures will arrive, bringing temptation to the idle minds that will undoubtedly be wandering the streets.

Lock up your things and look out for each other. Take some pride in your community. Last year, break-ins and thefts from cars reached epidemic levels in Southwest Louisville. Now is the time to organize your neighbors and get to work to secure your property.

To get more information, or to put together a block watch in your neighborhood, contact LMPD at 502-574-7427.

Monday, April 18, 2011

April’s "District 12 Dialogue" to follow grand opening of SW metro office

Local and state lawmakers will be on hand for the next District 12 Dialogue set for Tuesday, April 19th. This month’s Dialogue will be held in conjunction with the opening of the new Southwest Regional Metro Council Office at the Southwest Government Center.

Council Members Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13), Bob Henderson (D-14) and David Yates (D-25) will join Blackwell along with State Representatives Joni Jenkins, Charlie Miller and State Senators Dennis Parrett and Perry Clark for the event.

The April Dialogue begins at 7:00pm following the grand opening of the new Southwest Regional Metro Council Office at 6:30pm.

There will also be representatives of Louisville Metro Police, the Division of Licensing and Permits 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 April District 12 Dialogue, contact Councilman Blackwell’s office at 574-1112.