Thursday, October 20, 2011

Dan Johnson's annual Town Hall meeting set for October 24

Councilman Dan Johnson is issuing the call to residents of District 21 that his annual Town Hall Meeting will be Monday, October 24th at 6:00 PM at the Olmsted North Academy in the Auditorium.

“My town hall meeting is a chance for everyone in the district to come out and let us know what your concerns are and if there is any other issue we need to know about,” says Johnson.

The Councilman will have MSD representatives on hand to discuss drainage issues in the district. Representatives of Louisville Metro Police will also be available to answer questions about criminal activity in the area. LMPD will also be able to take any complaints or concerns. Other areas of Metro Government have been invited to attend including Metro Parks, Public Works and IPL.

The Olmsted Academy North is located at 4530 Bellevue Avenue.

“I want to encourage residents of the district to come out and let us know what you are concerned about,” says Johnson. “There are many things government can do but sometimes we don’t always immediately know about a problem.”

For more information about the District 21 Town Hall meeting, contact Councilman Johnson’s office at 574-1121.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Welch chosen to represent Louisville at health conference

Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13) will be making a very important trip in October. The Councilwoman will join others from across the nation to learn more about the Community Transformation Grant Program.

“Metro Louisville has been chosen out of 900 applicants to receive up to $3.6 million under this new federal program,” says Welch. “I am honored to have the chance to continue making Louisville a healthy place to live. It is one of my top priorities.”

Welch will attend a kick off meeting in Atlanta to learn more about the program on October 22nd through October 24th.

The Community Transformation Grants (CTG) program will support community-level efforts to reduce chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes. By promoting healthy lifestyles, especially among population groups experiencing the greatest burden of chronic disease, these grants will help improve health, reduce health disparities, and control health care spending.

The Councilwoman is a registered nurse by profession. With her background in health care, she has already helped Metro Louisville administer the $7.9 million Louisville Putting Prevention to Work Program announced as part of the 2009 stimulus program. She was a member of that grant’s advisory committee planning programs and initiatives to improve the collective health of the city.

“We have been leading the country with initiatives that can be copied by any city or community,” says Welch. “It is important that we keep this momentum going because the efforts we make today will not only save us healthcare costs in the long run but will save lives.”

The Community Transformation Grant Program is administered through the Center for Disease Control.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Welch and Yates form partnership for Brightside Cleanup

From Fairdale to Auburndale, the volunteers are ready with bags, gloves and determination for this Saturday’s Brightside Cleanup.

Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13) & Councilman David Yates (D-25) are encouraging everyone in South Louisville to get involved with groups and volunteers who will be out picking up trash and litter to keep the districts clean.

“Every year, our neighborhood associations and community groups take the lead when it comes to the Brightside Cleanup,” says Welch. “We have dedicated groups of volunteers who show community pride with their unselfish willingness to get involved.”

One of the main goals of the fall cleanup is the New Cut Road Corridor. Councilwoman Welch will lead volunteers along New Cut Road from the Outer Loop to the railroad crossing. Councilman Yates’ groups will cover from Southside Dr. to Palatka Rd.

Among the District 13 groups signed up to volunteer are the Fairdale Community School, Kenwood Heights Christian Church, Lassiter Middle School, the Candlelight Neighborhood Association, Tree Line Estates, the Holsclaw Hill Blockwatch program and the District 13 New Cut Road group. District 25 has the Redbud Neighborhood Association and a large group from the Auburndale Neighborhood Association. District 25 is also involved with the Southwest Pride group on Dixie Highway.

Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13) and Councilman David Yates (D-25) will partner in providing a pizza lunch from Little Caesar’s at the K-Mart Outer Loop for all of the volunteers who help clean the Auburndale/Fairdale area. We want to thank Little Caesar’s for a discount on the pizzas for these volunteers. The lunch will be provided at Lassiter Middle School after the cleanup around noon.

“This is another way that we as Council Members can partner to help make our districts a nicer place to live,” says Yates. “We are fortunate to have so many people who care about their community, and we thank them for volunteering.”

If you would like to learn more to volunteer with the Brightside Cleanup, contact Councilwoman Welch’s office at 574-1113 or Councilman Yates’ office at 574-1125. You can also click HERE to see details of the cleanup via the Valley Station Business Association.

Free ride on Spirit of Jefferson for 40272 residents only

Ride the Spirit of Jefferson Riverboat
Sunday, October 23rd
1:30pm & 4:00pm Cruises
From Riverview Park
@ Greenwood Road in PRP
Free with 2 canned goods per ticket 
First Come, First Served!
Call now for one of the 150 spots available for residents of 40272 Zip Code
 (limit 4 tickets)
Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the newly renovated
Riverview Park before and after your cruise

*Thanks to Bob Henderson's District 14 office for this information

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Southwest Center hiring qualified individuals

Our friends at the Southwest Center are hiring:
  • SWC Off-Site Warehouse-Various Positions-full time and part time positions for 1st and 2nd shift at our warehouse location working with individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
  • Community Living Supports (CLS)-Part time position, 2nd shift and weekends, must be willing to work East End, South End and Fern Creek area, this position is one on one supports in the community or in the home teaching independent living and daily life skills. Must have reliable transportation.
  • Residential Supports-Part time position and PRN, all candidates must be 21 or older, able to teach home life, social skills and able to do personal care, must be able to lift up to 75 pounds.
  • Transportation - Part time driver’s position, must be willing to work split shift, must be 25 years of age and a clean driving record.
All applicants must be 18 and older, must be available to work evenings and weekends for most positions. Qualified candidates must past a TB test, Drug test, must pass criminal background checks, nurse registry and have a clean drivers record, valid driver licenses, high school diploma or GED. Interested applicants complete and application at Southwest Center 8009 Terry Rd, Louisville, KY 40258, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00am-3:00pm. EEOC

Hat tip to The Local Weekly for this info!