Friday, June 24, 2011

Information sought from District 21 residents on flooding

21st District Metro Councilman Dan Johnson's office is requesting information from residents on flooding in the wake of Wednesday's storms. Please reply with your answers to

Frightening weather Wednesday evening resulted in numerous incidents of street and basement flooding. We are gathering information on the flooding to determine the extent of the problem. Please reply to this email and answer the following questions.

Please include your address so we can track the problem locations.

1. Did your street flood June 22nd?

2. If your street flooded how deep was it?

3. Did your basement flood June 22nd?

4. If your basement flooded how deep was the water in your basement?

5. If your basement flooded, was it because of surface water running in a door or window?

6. If your basement flooded was it because of water seeping in through your foundation?

7. If your basement flooded was it because of a sewer backing-up?

8. Do you have a MSD installed back-flow prevention valve?

9. Do you have a “sewer back-up” rider on your homeowners insurance policy?

Your answers will help us evaluate the level of flooding in District 21. Thanks for your cooperation.

Ray Manley

Legislative Assistant District 21


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Louisville Loop public meeting set for Wednesday, June 22 @ Farnsley-Moremen

Here's a friendly reminder of something good that is actually happening around here from my pals at The Local Weekly:
Metro Parks and the Louisville Loop project team are hosting the third in a series of three public meetings at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011 at Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing, 7410 Moorman Landing, Louisville. At this meeting, the consultant team will present three alternative alignments for the proposed route of the Louisville Loop from Watson Lane to Fairdale and provide details of where the Loop could be constructed along these alternative routes. Details on what it would look like and what the prospective costs might be will also be discussed.
The public is welcome to review and comment on the three alternative routes. This information will be used to determine the preferred alignment for the Louisville Loop through this corridor. The Louisville Loop, a key component of the City of Parks initiative to expand and improve Louisville's public parks, is a paved shared-use path encircling the city that will measure more than 100 miles when complete. It offers recreational and alternative transportation routes for cyclists, joggers and walkers. Sections of the Loop will also accommodate horseback riders.
According to officials, gaining public input is a critical step in analyzing the potential locations of the shared-use path. The Pond Creek Corridor Shared-Use Path and Ecological Restoration Plan study was introduced to the public at an open house in October 2010.

Monday, June 20, 2011

SW Louisville news updates

- The Neighborhood Place location at Valley High School will be closed for renovations starting today, Monday June 20th until September. You may use any other Neighborhood Place location until that time. [CJ]

- Bullitt County has nice things: The Bullitt County library system has an $11 million dollar surplus. [CJ]

- GE workers represented by the IUE-CWA in Louisville have reached a national tentative agreement on wages and health insurance benefits. [GE Workers United]

- Residents in the Shively and Riverport areas have another choice for convenient, walk-in healthcare services with the opening of a Baptist Express Care in the Walmart at 7100 Raggard Road off Greenbelt Highway.

The Baptist Express Care clinic provides fast, affordable access to basic services such as check-ups, immunizations, screenings and care for minor injuries. The walk-in health clinic is the third to be owned and operated by Baptist East. Other locations are in the Walmart stores at 2020 Bashford Manor Lane, and on Shelbyville Road in Middletown.

The clinic is open for walk-in service seven days a week. Staffed by an advanced practice nurse, it has two exam rooms. A list of available “get well” and “stay well” services, with prices, is posted at the clinic. Care is provided for such common ailments as sore throats, sinus infections, upper respiratory infections, earaches, bladder infections, insect bites and stings, cholesterol screenings, blood sugar testing, vaccinations, drug screenings and routine physicals.

Most insurance is accepted.

Learn more at or call the clinic at (502) 632-5124.