Thursday, September 29, 2011

Shack in the Back Fundraiser for FHS Cheerleaders

Shack in the Back will be having a fundraiser for the Fairdale High School cheerleaders Monday, October 3rd.

A portion of sales from lunch (11am-2pm) and dinner (4pm-8pm) will help the cheerleaders raise money for warm ups, duffle bags, and a trip to Nationals. For this fundraiser, Shack in the Back is offering lunch deliveries. If your company is located in Fairdale, any number of orders can be delivered free of charge. Orders of 10 or more will be delivered anywhere in Louisville, including downtown.

Please CLICK HERE for the Meal Fax Form to order your meals in advance. Meals are only $6.00 and include a pulled pork sandwich, two homemade side dishes, a cookie, and your choice of tea or lemonade.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Car show to benefit Southwest Center October 15

The Seventh Annual Open Rod Run will be held at the Southwest Center, 8009 Terry Road, on Saturday October 15. This is always a huge and successful event. Come on out and have some fun, and help contribute to Southwest Louisville's premier charitable organization for individuals with developmental disabilities. Click HERE for the official flyer [pdf] for entry and event information!!

See you there!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

2011 SW Festival schedule of events

The 2011 Southwest Community Festival begins Monday, October 3rd with the Kentucky Telco Southwest Festival Balloon Glow presented by Meijer, from 6pm-9pm in Meijer’s Parking Lot, 9905 Dixie Highway.

The festivities continue Thursday, October 6th with the Southwest Community Festival Spelling Bee at 6pm.The spelling bee is to be held at PRP High School, 5901 Greenwood Road, in the small gym.

The Southwest Community Ministries Pancake Breakfast will be held Saturday, October 8th from 8am-11am at Sun Valley Community Center, 6505 Bethany Lane. Proceeds benefit Southwest Community Ministries

The 26th Annual Southwest Community Festival is October 8th from 9am-5pm at Sun Valley. Festival events include: Hundreds of booths, River City Street Rods; Inc. Car and Motorcycle Show, Kids City sponsored by Valley View Church with free games and inflatables, along with arts, crafts, food and more.

Louisville’s own Monarchs will perform 3 shows starting at 12:30pm, 1:45pm and 3pm.

Board free shuttles, provided by Park Terrace, at the corner of Dixie Highway and Bethany Lane.

For more information call 502-368-1196 or visit the website at

Service Animals Only!!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Louisvillian heads to Canada to protest "tar sands" development

Today, hundreds of people from across North America gathered in Ottawa, Canada's capitol, to participate in a civil disobedience action to say no to the extraction of oil from the Albertan tar sands, and yes to a sustainable energy future respectful of the rights of indigenous people.

The Ottawa Action follows the Tar Sands Action, which concluded on September 3rd in Washington, D.C. The Tar Sands Action was designed specifically to remind President Barack Obama to honor his promises to address climate change, by demanding he deny the permit for TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL pipeline.

During the duration of that two-week action, 1,252 activists were arrested in front of the White House including my friend and fellow Louisvillian Curtis Morrison. Since the Tar Sands Action, President Obama has been greeted with ongoing Tar Sands Action rallies throughout his travels, including one that drew dozens of participants during his September 22nd Cincinnati bridge visit.

“The participants of the Ottawa Action are standing up for what we all know in our hearts is right," said Morrison.

Morrison was one of the many Louisvillians arrested during the Tar Sands Action who is now making the journey to Ottawa.

"The relocation of indigenous people, the raping of boreal forests, a ridiculous consumption of electricity, natural gas and clean water are consumed for the extraction process: this is what it takes to get to the oil out of the tar sands," Morrison said. "What is unthinkable for me though, once that dirty oil is extracted, transported, refined and burned, we'll be creating what NASA climatologist James Henson calls 'GAME OVER' for our climate. At the very time we must be decreasing the carbon dioxide level in our atmosphere, the radical extremists advocating for the development of the Tar Sands must be stopped."

"The purpose of my trip is to support those who are putting themselves on the line, and to help tell the world their stories," Morrison said. "I will be participating in the organizer's civil disobedience training session, the solidarity rally the morning of the action, and taking pictures while the participants are arrested."

For more information on the Ottawa Action against the tar sands, please visit

Southwest Regional Redistricting meeting set for next Wednesday

Every ten years, following the Census, legislators are required to redraw their boundaries to ensure residents are evenly distributed through their districts. The Louisville Metro Council is nearing the end of this process. In an effort to continue the committee's effort to garner public input, a series of public input meetings will be held. The Southwest Regional Redistricting meeting will be held on Wednesday October 5th at 7pm at the Southwest Government Center, 7219 Dixie Highway. Please plan to attend to offer your input on the new district maps.