Old Louisville Journal
A Monthly Summary of
News and Events in Old Louisville
Published by OLIC, Inc., a 501(c)(3) Corporation
Volume 29, Issue 4
U. of L. seeks feedback from Old
U of L is developing its 2020
strategic plan and is interested in reviewing it with key
stakeholders in the community. One of the identified key community
stakeholders is Old Louisville. The Strategic Planning Task Force
reviewed the plan with the Old Louisville Neighborhood Council at
their March 27th meeting.
This is an unique opportunity for Old Louisville to be informed and
be a part of U of L’s new strategic vision.
Check with your neighborhood association representative for more
information, or contact the Old Louisville Information Center, (502)
If it seems to good to be true…it is probably
A thought from the Crime and Safety
Committee…if you are approached on the street with someone
offering to sell you an item at a VERY reduced cost, for
example…a ladder for $25 or a laptop computer for $100… it is
more than likely STOLEN from one of your neighbors. With the
rash of break-ins we, in Old Louisville, have been
enduring…PLEASE do not help the thieves out by purchasing their
loot. Our 4th Division Officers are working diligently to
apprehend these scalawags. Let’s help the Officers and ourselves
by being aware of our surroundings, smart in securing our homes
and apartments, and diligent about calling the POLICE when our
property or we have been “messed with”. The Crime and Safety
Committee meets on the third Monday of each month 7:00pm at the
Information Center…come and add your two cents worth.
The free drop-off day for Louisville
residents is Sunday, April 15.
Residents can dispose of junk and bulk waste items from 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Waste Management Outer Loop Landfill, 2673
Outer Loop. More than 500 residents took advantage of the free
service last spring and brought in more than 263 tons of junk –
25 tons of the total collection were recycled.
Annual Spring Cleanup at Central Park
for AFTER DERBY
Details to follow!
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OLNC - Crime and
>>>Subcommittee on Prevention of Apartment
From: Helga Ulrich,
Location: Old Louisville Information Center, Central
Minutes –February 6, 2007, 6:00 PM
The following actions were discussed and agreed to:
In the Order listed
1. Develop a Database that lists all apartment
building managers and/or owners completed to be
within 3 months;
a. Complete within 3 months
b. Seek volunteers from the whole C&S Committee at
February 19th meeting
c. PVA database, although not very current can be
used to identify multifamily housing
2. Develop a document that provides specifics on
Background checks for potential tenants – Andrea
a. Location, local arrest record, NCIC, sex
b. time, cost
3. Develop a flyer-like document to be forwarded to
apartment managers to contain:
a. Crime prevention tips
b. Site name and/or copies of Kentucky Landlord
4. Encourage the LMPD to send Officer Brown for
special Training on Apartment burglaries (training
provided in Phoenix, AZ in June)
5. Training of Apartment Managers by Officer Brown
towards their certification process — scratchy steps
with more specifics to be explained after the
a. Help develop advertisement for the training
b. Help develop a rating system
c. Help develop a process to maintain the rating
→ Next Step:
General C&S committee meeting February 19th to
determine how the action items will be distributed:
seeking other volunteers.
Central Park West is undertaking a new
Central Park West is undertaking a new project and is
looking for your help. CPW is partnering with Arcadia
Publishing to produce a photographic history of Old
Louisville. So what kind of help do we need? Four things;
ideas, old photographs, information and people.
To include everything we would like about Old Louisville
would require volumes, so we are going to limit our efforts
to some major “events and elements”. So far we are looking
at influential events like: the Southern Exhibition, the
introduction of trolleys, the ’37 flood, Urban Renewal, the
St. James Art Show, historic district designation and the
explosion of the sewers. Some of the “elements” we are
considering are: St. James Court, Walking Courts, the
“mansions”, Churches, and educational facilities. We know
there are more possibilities then these. We’re hoping you
will have some ideas you could share with us.
Speaking of sharing, we need photographs and information.
Yes, we will be checking out the usual list of locations,
like U of L, the Courier-Journal, the library, and more. But
we know there are a lot of people, churches, schools,
businesses and others with photos and stories that the
public has never seen or heard. We’re hoping you might
consider helping us locate these treasures.
Perhaps the project sounds interesting but you don’t have
any ideas, photos or stories to share. Well, we can always
use more help. There are a lot of things that need doing and
never enough people.
Interested? Give me a call (636.0428) or drop me an e-mail (email@example.com).
Historic Old Louisville Central Park
“Sunday Concerts in the Park”
Old Louisville Neighborhood Council’s 2007 “Sunday Concerts in
Central Park” series will commence on Sunday, June 3rd and end
the first Sunday in October. The Concerts are scheduled from
4:00PM to 5:30PM with the exception of the concert offered
during the St. James Court Art Show weekend when the concert
will be held from 2:00PM to 3:30PM.
The June concert will also include a free Ice Cream Social.
“Old Louisville is proud to host many quality events throughout
the year. The five scheduled Central Park Concerts are a perfect
outing for the neighborhood residents, families and guests to
our city and neighborhood.” Said Chuck Anderson, Council
President. “And the best part is that we offer them free.”
A full concert schedule of the musical groups performing will
soon be announced. The last of the “Concert in Central Park”
series is scheduled for October 7th in conjunction with the last
day of the St. James Court Art Show.
COLOR YOUR WORLD!
Are you ready to put the dreary cold days of
winter behind you? The best way is to imagine the vibrant
colored flowers that could bring your home or apartment to
life, especially with the Derby just around the corner.
The Second Street Neighborhood Association is sponsoring
their 20th Annual Springtime Bedding Plant Sale on April 28,
2007. Along with the marigolds and zinnias we remember from
our grandmother’s garden, the Celosia, with its plume-like
flowers, a favorite from last year, will be available again
Our plant sale committee is extremely excited about two new
hanging baskets. The “Blue Wonder” Scaevola is a sun-loving
plant that produces non-stop blooms of blue fan-shaped
flowers on trailing stems throughout summer to frost. It
works great as a hanging basket or it can be transplanted
into an urn or container. It thrives in the hot and humid
weather that Louisville is known for. Another one of
nature’s breath-taking gems is the Fuchsia. Its cascading
stems tenderly hold colorful bell-shaped bi-colored flowers
that come in the choices of purple and red flowers or red
and white flowers. The red and purple Fuchsia would be the
perfect gift for the special friend in your life that may be
a member of the Red Hat Society!!! And of course, the
ever-popular Wave is available again in four beautiful
colors. This makes the perfect ground cover with minimal
Please note we have moved our pick-up location to a larger
space at the rear of 1381 South Second Street. This new
location is courtesy of Anne and Matt Lyons.
Old Louisville expert landscape designers, Kevin Kouba and
Rick Tabb of Bearwood Gardens, will be on hand to answer
questions about flowers. They have personally selected a
variety of perennials from the nursery that are easily
adapted to sunny locations as well as shady areas. Flowers
from neighborhood gardens will also be available for
purchase. Arrive early since these supplies are limited. Our
“worm expert”, Paul Schellenberger will be on hand to answer
questions about his worm castings and how to start your own
April 20 is the ordering deadline. Plants can be picked up
on Saturday, April 28, from 9:00 to noon at the garage
behind 1381 South Second Street. We guarantee 100%
satisfaction or your money will be cheerfully refunded.
For more information,
Click here for an order
Lawnmower Rebate Helps Make
the Air Cleaner, Yards Greener
Get $100 to switch from gas-powered lawn equipment
March 5, 2007 (LOUISVILLE) – Louisville residents can make
the air cleaner and their yards “greener” with the Lawn Care
Rebate Program offered by the Kentuckiana Air Education
The program offers Louisville residents up to $100 for
trading in a gasoline-powered mower toward the cost of an
electric, battery or reel (manual) mower.
Rebates are available for other lawn maintenance equipment
including electric string trimmers, leaf blowers, and
replacement batteries. Instant rebates are available at
local participating retail outlets, which are listed on the
Equipment may be purchased and Standard Rebates (without
gasoline-powered trade-in) requested any time of year, but
the Louisville Metro Recycling Facilities only accept lawn
care equipment for recycling (for Bonus Rebates with
trade-in) from March 1 through September 30.
Nearly 4,000 Louisville residents have taken advantage of
the rebate program since it began.
KAIRE is a community outreach effort of the Louisville Metro
Air Pollution Control District. For more information call
574-5322 or visit the District’s website:
Fifty and Over Games
Metro Parks will host the annual Louisville Fifty and Over
Games from May 7 to 20, and registration begins March 7. For
$20, you can compete in more than a dozen competitions –
everything from basketball and a triathlon to bowling,
billiards and ballroom dancing. Visit the Fifty and Over web
Metro Parks Newsroom
City of Parks initiative adds 458 acres in Floyds Fork area
Acquisition is largest single purchase since project began;
should become part of new 1,000-acre park
The ambitious Floyds Fork Greenway Project – part of the City of
Parks initiative – has moved a step closer to reality with the
acquisition by 21st Century Parks of 458 acres off Brush Run
Road. This purchase includes most of the old 570-acre
Seatonville Springs Country Club, also known as the “Irongate
property.” Including nearby properties owned by Future Fund,
there are approximately 1,000 acres of contiguous green space
that can become one of three large new parks along Floyds Fork.
“Our City of Parks is not just a dream, it’s a reality,” said
Mayor Jerry Abramson. “This acquisition solidifies the critical
mass of land for one of the anchor parks that will provide
generations of enjoyment along the Floyds Fork corridor.” A
1,000 acre park would become the largest regional park in the
Metro Parks system – bigger than Cherokee Park (409 acres),
Iroquois Park (739 acres) and McNeely Lake Park (746 acres).
Only the park system’s two forests – Jefferson Memorial Forest
(6,191 acres) and Otter Creek Park (2,600 acres) – are larger.
21st Century Parks, a non-profit organization founded by David
A. Jones Sr. and Dan Jones to acquire and develop a system of
interconnected parks in the Floyds Fork watershed, paid
$5,056,142 for the 458-acre property. This is the largest
single purchase of property since the City of Parks initiative
began in February 2005, and it is the first time that 21st
Century Parks has directly purchased land. Previous
acquisitions in the Floyds Fork corridor were funded by 21st
Century Parks, but purchased through either Metro Parks or
Future Fund, created in the early 1990s to preserve land along
Floyds Fork. The Floyds Fork Greenway Project stretches along
27 miles of Floyds Fork, from Shelbyville Road to Bardstown
Abramson and David Jones unveiled the City of Parks concept in
February 2005. It includes the addition of thousands of acres
of park land in the Floyds Fork corridor, a 100-mile paved metro
loop path encircling the city, continued expansion of the
Jefferson Memorial Forest, and millions of dollars in capital
improvements to existing parks. Metro Parks has completed 181
capital improvement projects worth $23.8 million since city and
county governments merged in 2003, with an additional 88
projects underway. The Floyds Fork Greenway component of the
City of Parks initiative has $62 million in funding commitments
from public and private sources.
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