Friday, May 13, 2011

Yates announces "Open Office" meetings for District 25

David Yates D-25
With the new Southwest Regional Metro Council office up and running, Councilman David Yates announces the first of several “Open Office” meetings for residents of District 25.

“I promised to be more responsive to the needs of the residents of District 25. That includes making myself available to hear concerns or ideas to improve our neighborhoods. So I want people to come out and sit down and talk with me about what’s on their mind,” says Yates, “Open Office also is a great way to see our new Southwest Regional Office.”

The first “Open Office” session is set for Thursday, May 19th from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at the new office located in the Southwest Government Center, 7219 Dixie Highway.

District 25 residents are invited to meet with the Councilman, one-on-one, to discuss their concerns and share ideas. District 25 staff will be on hand to process constituents concerns and provide information.

“I realize many of our residents are busy and can’t always make their way downtown or may not want to share their concerns at a public forum,” says Yates. “Open Office” provides an additional opportunity for us to talk and speak together.”

Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are recommended and can be scheduled by calling (502) 937-6143 or by e-mailing .

Otter Creek reopens under state management

From the desk of Bob Henderson (D-14):

Finally, the day we have anticipated for over 2 years is upon us.

The park has opened under the management of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife with even more outdoor adventure opportunities than ever before.

There are 12 miles of horseback trails and 12 miles of separate bike trails for enthusiasts to enjoy along with an archery range and rifle range. The creek will be stocked with rainbow trout 3 times a year and the campground will be open for business as soon as a contract can be awarded to a private vendor to operate the site.

There is a small fee for entry for ages 12 and over of $3 with annual passes available for $30.

There are separate fees for biking and horse trails and shooting range use of $7 with annual passes available for $70.

The park is open for general use Wednesday through Sunday from daylight to dark. Some facilities are under development.

Visit the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife website at for the latest information about the Otter Creek Outdoor Recreation Area

Thursday, May 12, 2011

May "District 12 Dialogue" to update development efforts

An update on Metro Louisville’s economic development efforts will be the topic of discussion for the May District 12 Dialogue hosted by Councilman Rick Blackwell on Tuesday, May 17th.

“Louisville’s economy is slowly rebounding from the recession,” says Blackwell. “This is a chance to find out what we are doing in the area of economic development to bring in new businesses and create jobs in the coming years.”

This month’s special guest is Margaret Handmaker from Metro Government’s Economic Development office. The dialogue will be held at Conway Middle School, 6300 Terry Road, beginning at 7:00pm.

“This will be an opportunity to hear updates and ask questions about our economic future, particularly that of the Dixie Highway Corridor,” says Blackwell.

Joining Handmaker will be representatives of other Metro Government agencies including MSD, Code Enforcement and LMPD. A representative of Congressman John Yarmuth’s office will also be on hand.

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