The Old Louisville Journal

A Monthly Summary of News and Events in Old Louisville
Published by OLIC, Inc., a 501(c)(3) Corporation

Volume 24, Issue 6

June 2002

Hamlet, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead
Kentucky Shakespeare Festival in Central Park

The Kentucky Shakespeare Festival returns for its 42nd season with William Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead.

The performances at the C. Douglas Ramey Amphitheater in Central Park run from June 19 through July 14 and are free of charge. Indoor performances at the Paul W. Ogle Center at Indiana University Southeast follow from July 18-21 with ticket prices at $10.

One of Shakespeare’s best-known tragedies, Hamlet’s tale of murder, revenge and madness kicks off the season. In the dark, decaying world of Denmark, it’s the play that’ll be the thing to “catch the conscience of the King.”

Rosencrantz & Guilderstern Are Dead presents the opposite side of the same coin. It is a modern retelling of Hamlet, which features two minor characters from the latter in a hysterical look at the absurdity of life.

The Kentucky Shakespeare Festival is the nation’s oldest, free, professional, independently operating Shakespeare festival.

Neighborhood associations and individuals are needed as volunteers to usher and to staff the concession stand. Call Celeste Santamassino at 583-8738 to volunteer.

Kentucky Shakespeare Festival
Central Park Schedule:

Hamlet: June 19-23, June 25-30, July 10, 12, 14.
Rosenkrantz & Guildenstern: July 5-7, July 9, 11, 13.

Airport Launches Flight Tracking Website

Louisville International Airport (SDF) recently launched the AirportMonitor™ Internet flight tracking system on its web site, Designed specifically for communities around the airport, AirportMonitor provides the best and most accurate near real-time arrival, departure and over-flight information available to the public in a user-friendly format.

“We believe public disclosure of this information is key to building trust between the airlines who use the airport, the airport’s management and airport neighbors,” said Regional Airport Authority Board Chairman J. Michael Brown. "It also helps educate the public as to how airlines and air traffic control operate, that enables them to make constructive suggestions on an ongoing basis for the airport’s Part 150 Noise Program.”

AirportMonitor, an independent source of live and historical flight graphics and data, enables residents to view flight traffic and flight events at their convenience. Airport neighbors now have the ability to gather information about specific noise events, themselves, and monitor the airlines conformity with the airport’s Part 150 noise plan.

With AirportMonitor, those interested in traffic at Louisville International can:

View traffic patterns and flight paths--including arrivals, departures, over-flights, in transit and general aviation traffic--on a 10 minute delay and more detailed data on a one hour delay for security purposes;

Identify specific flights of interest;

Replay flights immediately or for up to three months at the viewers convenience;

Identify airline and flight number, altitude, aircraft type, and airport of origin and destination (some information is available in replay only for security purposes);

View aircraft activity at 6, 12, 24, 40 and 90 miles around Louisville International;

Update flight data every 5 seconds for continual movement monitoring.

AirportMonitor is designed to be used by the non-expert at home. It is accessible on the most widely distributed web browsers, using basic home computers, and requires no special technical expertise. It is convenient and easy to use, with all the tools presented immediately on the screen. However, flight information cannot be downloaded to local computers for security reasons. Those without home computers may access the web-site from area public libraries, schools or businesses.

Public access to flight tracks is the second recommendation the airport board has implemented from the Part 150 Noise Compatibility Study Group. The first recommendation--the hiring of a full time noise officer, Bob Slattery—was implemented in January 2001.

“Airports traditionally implement Part 150 recommendations after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approves the Part 150 program, noted Jim DeLong, Airport General Manager. “The Louisville airport board is taking a proactive approach by implementing Study Group recommendations, such as this, prior to completion of the updated Part 150 plan.” The airport board expects to receive additional recommendations from the Study Group this summer.

Children and Families from Around the World
A Photographic Essay by Julia Lewis
Now showing in the Gutenberg Gallery, Main Library

Julia Lewis is a native of Louisville, an educator, and a photographer. Her

passion for photography has taken her far beyond the confines of her home state. Julia has captured on film the essence of the human spirit in Children and Families from Around the World, now on display in the Gutenberg Gallery of the Main Library, 301 York Street.

Her photos highlight recognizable patterns in the emotional landscape, relationships, and events common to the human experience. "My desire is to initiate attitude adjustments about people from other cultures, that they really are more like us than we realize," said Lewis. To illustrate that point, Julia has traveled to such diverse places as Uzbekistan, China, Katmandu, Egypt and Kenya. She captures the image of sibling relationships in "Big Brother, Little Sister," taken right here in Louisville. "A Father and Son Moment" is from Elephant Springs on Bali; "Special Bond" is from Suzhou, China.

These unique pictures capture cultural differences in dress, religion and customs, but it is the common threads of human experience that form the basis and guiding light of the collection. Some shots are posed while others are candid. " I don't want to treat my photo subjects as objects," says Lewis. " I want to offer a unique view of the world that is seldom depicted on the evening news."

Enjoy Children and Families from Around the World now through July 6 in the Gutenberg Gallery at the Main Library. Admission is free during regular library hours.

Old Louisville Neighborhood Council General Meeting


The Conrad/Caldwell House Museum will be hosting the Old Louisville Neighborhood Council General Meeting on Thursday, June 6, at 7PM in Caldwell Hall on the Magnolia Street side of the mansion.

This will be an opportunity for neighbors to see the newly renovated Caldwell Hall to which several neighborhood associations contributed.

The meeting’s business will be a succinct overview of significant events in the neighborhood since the March general meeting as well as a discussion of plans for the upcoming months.

Light refreshments will be served and tours of the house will be available if desired.

Plan to attend for an evening of camaraderie and conviviality.

Old Louisville Neighborhood Council
General Meeting
7PM Thursday, June 6
Caldwell Hall
Conrad/Caldwell House Museum

Speed Art Museum

African American Visual Artists Camp—July 9-19, 9AM-4PM

Learn about the history of African American art with a particular focus on the contributions of Kentucky’s African artists. This topic will be explored through a variety of disciplines such as visual arts, creative writing, literature, and drama. Local artists will be on hand t do guest workshops and presentations. On the last cay, invite your family, friends and community to the Karamu “Celebration” to share with them what you have learned

(For information or to register, call the education department at 634-2734.)



June 11-December 29

Ed Hamilton Lecture—Thursday June 13

6 PM: Sculptor Ed Hamilton discusses the exhibition—free

7 PM: Reception in the Sculpture Court with music by the Jerry Tolson Trio – free

7 PM: Public Tour (meet at the information desk)


Alley Numbering Ordinance to be Enforced

In an effort to make it easier for emergency vehicles to locate an address from an alley and to assist city inspectors in citing homeowners who allow junk and debris to collect in alleys behind their properties, the City of Louisville requires homeowners to display the house number on the back of the house, building or other structure which abuts an unnamed alley.

Residents must post the address in numerals at least 3 inches tall on the rear of a home garage or fence.

Property owners who violate the ordinance could be fined up to $1,000. However, a person who cannot afford to purchase and post the numbers can apply to the aldermen for assistance.

Homeowners are also required to display house numbers on the front of the house.

For more information on the alley numbering ordinance, contact the Board of Alderman

as 574-3521. For information about the Property Maintenance Code, contact the Department of Inspections, Permits, and Licenses at 574-3321

Central Park Patrons – Have You Become One Yet?

Thanks to the following groups and individuals who have contributed funds to the $15,000 matching grant for Central Park improvements.

The City will match our $15,000 to make $30,000 available for the purchase and installation of new park benches and trash containers. $7,910 has been raised so far.

Please join this list by making your checks payable to the Old Louisville Information Center.

Central Park Patrons (as of May 21, 2002):

Derby City Walkers
Rita Mader
Beverly Miller
Andy Perry and John Sistarenik
South Fourth Street Association
Ann and Hank Triplett
Thomas and Nancy Woodcock

Circa 1900

A Resource Center for Period Materials
Historic Design
Project Management

502 634-1006

Who is trashing our streets and alleys?

In the spring and fall nature seems to conspire to fill our streets and alleys with organic material. That’s life in Old Louisville. What we don’t need are those residents who conspire to assist nature.

Within the hour before I wrote this, I observed two incidents of a lawn or garden being cleaned by blowing all of the organic debris into the street or alley. At least one of these incidents involved a maintenance company that not only blew the debris into the street, but then blew it into the street either side of the yard they cleaned. Please remember that you, not the city, are responsible for cleaning the street and alley that border your home or business. If you are paying a maintenance company to clean for you and they are disposing of the debris by blowing it into the street, they are not performing the service for which they are paid, and you can be cited by the city for their actions.

Keeping Old Louisville clean is a difficult enough task. Please don’t make it worse.

Gary Kleier

Farmers’ Market Opens Wednesday, June 5

Want fresh produce without the fuss and muss? Check out the Old Louisville Farmworks Market at the Walnut Street Baptist Church parking lot at Third and St Catherine Streets on Wednesdays from 3 to 6 pm.

The market is sponsored by The Farmworks Association which is a group of citizens and independent farmers who have joined together to champion the health and taste benefits of locally grown produce and to support the efforts of local farmers.

The market will run through October 16.

Quarterly Trash Pick Up

Old Louisville’s second quarterly junk pickup is scheduled for the first week of June... Junk should be placed at your regular collection point by Monday morning, June 3. The city will pick up: furniture, mattresses, appliances, tires, and other bulky items. Tree limbs must be less than four feet long and four inches in diameter, and stacked separately. Any bagged items must weigh less than 60 pounds. The city will not pick up construction materials (gutters, dry wall, etc.), hazardous waste, or auto parts. City crews will collect items between Monday, June 3 and Friday June 7.

Please ask your neighbors to comply with the laws concerning junk pickups and garbage collections. Residents should be aware that unacceptable items set out for junk pickup, or set out at the wrong dates, can result in fines of $100 to $1000 per day in addition to criminal prosecution. For more information on the junk pickup or to report illegal dumping, please call CITYCALL at 574-3333. Remember these regulations are for everyone’s health and safety.

Unwanted New Residents in Old Louisville

Warm and wet conditions this spring may bring a large mosquito population to our neighborhoods. To prevent these pests from finding a home here, take time to remove items from your yard that may collect water, clean gutters and take precautions to prevent standing water and tall grass.

Recent warm and wet weather has caused the Health Departments in Kentucky and Southern Indiana to believe that this could be the worst mosquito infestation in years - and conditions are right for a possible re-emergence of the deadly West Nile virus!

Property Improvement
Committee Report

A Return to Oak Street Improvement Session
Saturday, May 18, 2002, 8:30 AM to 12:00 Noon

Herb FinkOn Tuesday, May 14 and Wednesday, May 15, 2002 the City of Louisville Works Department Division of Landscape – Open Spaces placed 48 barrels containing cannas, purple-wave petunias and other annuals along the full length of Oak Street from 7th to Floyd Streets.

Many of the businesses and the 4th Street Neighborhood Association have agreed to provide the necessary maintenance, watering, and fertilizing which will be required to allow these plantings to flourish.

On Friday, May 17, 2002 the rains descended on the area and continued well into theJerry and Zane evening. However, on Saturday morning May 18, the rain clouds parted and the sun came forth onto a crisp – cool spring day.

David Norton was the first person to arrive at Treyton Oak Towers to place the entrance carpet. Soon after Jerry Birschbach arrived with approximately 100 flats of annuals (3600 plants). Then Virginia McCandless arrived to begin the sign-in and name tag process.

As Old Louisville neighbors, Parks staff, City Works staff, LPD officers, and City Street Cleaning staff arrived, work started within all eight (8) blocks of Oak Street.

All of the planned work was completed and Oak Street was spruced-up once again.

Many need to be thanked:

Our “Thanks” to all the volunteers who arrived from the neighborhood associations represented by:

Our “Thanks” to the Dismas House who had 15 volunteers on Oak Street.

Our “Thanks” to the City of Louisville Brightside and Brown – Forman Corp. for providing the 48 barrel containers.

Our “Thanks” to City of Louisville Works Department Landscape – Open Spaces Division for placing and planting the planters.

Our “Thanks” to City of Louisville Arborist Alan Bishop for providing 100 bags of mulch.

Our “Thanks” to LPD Sergeant Sweeney, and Officer Jones for providing necessary security, removal of parked cars, and traffic control.

Our “Thanks” to the Louisville and Jefferson County Parks Department staff who helped coordination with mobile units (gators and bobcats). Many thanks to Joan Fleming, Bill Foster and all the Parks staff.

Our “Thanks” to Jerry Birschbach and JoAnn Lockhart from the 2nd Street Neighborhood Association who coordinated purchase and delivery of 3600 annuals.

Our “Thanks” to Roberto and Bob Bajandas for providing and operating their skid – loader which helped get mulch around.

Our “Thanks” to City of Louisville Solid Waste Division of Street Cleaning with 15 members of their staff, tanker truck, dump trucks, street sweepers, etc. who took up all debris and thoroughly cleaned Oak Street.

Our “Thanks” to Zane Lockhart who secured and coordinated the 12 radios used during the work session.

Our “Thanks” to Virginia McCandless who arrived at 7:45 AM and signed everyone in and issued name badges.Rose Nett

Our “Thanks” to all the businesses along Oak Street that opened their facilities for convenience use.

Our “Thanks” to Jane La Pin, Cristi Cobin, the security staff, and the house staff at Treyton Oak Towers for inviting us to use the facilities as headquarters, for the noon lunch and for convenience facilities.

At 12:00 Noon all of the volunteers and participants gathered at Treyton Oaks Towers for a bountiful noon lunch. The lunch was delicious and a party atmosphere prevailed.

Alderman Unseld conveyed thoughts to the assembly in regard to all working together in order to undertake accomplishments.

Many need to be “Thanked” in regard to providing and coordinating the noon lunch as follows:

To Ken Pyle, Rudyard Kipling, for providing the huge pot of burgoo and cornbread – it was delicious, “Many thanks,” Ken.

To Melanie Nehmzow for coordinating the “Barbeque on the Bun” – They were delicious. “Many thanks, , Melanie.

To Skip McGuirk, Granville Inn, who provided an assortment of 5 delicious pizzas, “Many thanks,” Skip.

To Donald Frantz, Walnut Street Chili Parlor, who provided chili, “Many thanks,” Donald.

To Kroger who provided soft drinks, bottled water and vegetable trays, “Many thanks” to Mr. Neil, manager.

To Winn – Dixie who provided veggie and ham – cheese trays, bottled water, chips, bread, and a sheet cake. “Many thanks,” Mr. Craven.

To David Norton, Magnolia Bar and Grill who provided 4 bushels of ice, “Many thanks,” Dave.

To Bearno’s Pizza, Cardinal Center, who provided 12 pizzas, “Many thanks.”

“Many thanks” to Marjorie Fink who again coordinated the noon lunch with loyal assistance from Beth Duffy, Wanda Stanley, Melanie Nehmzow, Polly Wood, Sonya Lockhart, and Angelina Lockhart.

Many thanks” to Chuck Blust and Tim Beven who picked up all the above food and delivered the foods to Treyton Oaks - “Many thanks,” Chuck and Tim.

Funding for the Work Session and the Noon Lunch was provided by Alderman Handy, Alderman Unseld, Old Louisville Neighborhood Association, Old Louisville Businesses, and individuals.

Many of the committee funds have not been received to date. However, a complete listing of donors will be published in the July issue of the Old Louisville Journal.

The Return to Oak Street Improvement Session was successful and the planned improvements were accomplished.

This is to say “Thank You” to all who participated, contributed, or helped out.

OLB&PA Newsletter
Old Louisville Business & Professional Association

June 2002                  Written, edited and produced by the OLB&PA

Into Summer

Just as winter gave way to spring, this month we will welcome summer to Old Louisville. Along with it comes many pleasures; Shakespeare in the park, back yard BBQ’s, the garden tour, outdoor dinning at Buck’s and Third Ave. Cafe, Two way traffic on St. Catherine St. and hopefully by late August on Oak St.

Oak St. Cleanup

Herb Fink scheduled a “Return to Oak St“ on May 18. Not as intensive, but just as much fun as we had in the fall. We spruced up the under tree wells, adding blooming annuals in place of the browning daffodils. Hanging baskets and large planters were provided by the city. Lunch was in Treyton Oaks community room. OLBPA donated money to help defray costs. We have asked each business along Oak St. to do the same. We are a community that works together for the benefit of everyone.

OBS Loan Workshop

In lieu of a meeting last month we had our second of three workshops May 8th. The topic “Facade Loans“ was held in Haskins Hall at the Conrad/Caldwell House Museum. Noon to one, and lunch was served. Twenty-four business owners and guests attended.

The speakers, all from OBS, were Judy Hettich she talked about the Facade Loans, what are allowed and how to apply for one. Martha Willis spoke about Minority loans and Charles Foree from the Financial Division of OBS spoke on METCO loans for business projects. There was a question and answer session following. In all this was a very informative and successful session.

We want to give a big thank you to Hervil Cherubin from OBS in arranging for our guest speakers and to Deb Riall for providing and setting up Haskins Hall. With their help this workshop was a success.

We hope those attending came away with information they can use in improving their business.

For those who were unable to attend and would like information on any of the topics, give me a call and I will provide you with the name and telephone numbers you may need.

Future Workshops

A future workshop will be on getting your residence or building/business on the National Historic Registry and will be presented by Gary Kleier VP OLBPA. Date to be announced.

If anyone is interested in seeing a workshop on a specific topic or would like to conduct one, contact Arnold or Jo Ann at 585-3060, or E-Mail

Oak Street Development

Gary Kleier OLB&PA VP made a presentation to the City last month on the Oak Street Improvement Project. In his statement to the city Gary said: “It is our belief that Oak Street will continue to attract new business, but the continued improvement will be slow and without direction. Further, we are well aware of the disastrous affects unplanned growth can have.” Therefore, the OLB&PA proposes a four-prong approach to the redevelopment of Oak Street.

First, the creation of a development corporation to provide stimulus and guidance to the revitalization of the commercial district. Second, the development of guidelines for the types of business that will be encouraged to develop in the area. Third, a push to draw more tourists to our historic district and thereby provide more customers for our restaurants and shops. And fourth, the implementation of a “bricks and mortar” project that will bring attention to the Oak Street Corridor and set the direction for future redevelopment.

Gary is presently working with Charles Cash and Charles Raith of the LDA, (Louisville Development Authority) on funding and implementation of the “Bricks and Mortar” project.


One of the Oak Street Corridor Task Force’s Goals is to make Old Louisville a National Attraction, and to this end OLB&PA requested funding from our Aldermen for a Tourism Study. Through the efforts of Claudette Rego, Alderman Greg Handy and George Unseld came through with the necessary funding. The OLNC will administer this project. Susan Rostov’s Public Relations Company will be doing the study. This will include:

S.R./P.R. will be soliciting input from members of the Old Louisville Business and Professional Association.

What’s New

Denise Fox has established the; Downtown New Orleans restaurant in Lee Jone’s building on the corner of 2nd and Oak Streets. Denise had her place in the Galleria for three years but since there will be some big changes there, she decided to move to Louisville which she loves. She grew-up in New Orleans and her recipes come from Grand Couteau Louisiana. Stop by and say Hello.

For more information call: 797-5644 or Fax 583-5644

Donald Frantz is the owner of the Walnut Street Chili Parlor which was established in 1921. His Chili recipe dates back 82 years. The original restaurant was located around 10th and Walnut Street, now Muhammad Ali Blvd, And was called; MEXI JOHNS.  Don has been very active At Fourth and Oak and is also doing a great job in keeping that part of Oak Street clean. 

We’ve contacted George Unseld’s office to help get trash containers placed along part of Fourth Street.  For additional information call: 584-7951.

Denise Hall is the new Sales and Marketing person at the Super 8 Motel, 927 South Second Street. She is presently promoting the use of meeting and conference room facilities there. She had invited business people and neighborhood associations to an open house on May 15 and 16. For further information, call 584-8888.

June Meeting

OLB&PA has been holding it’s regular meetings quarterly this year and the meeting dates are:

Our next meeting will be on June 12 the Conrad-Caldwell House Museum in Haskins Hall at 12 noon. Our Guest Speaker will be: C. Bruce Traughber Executive Director of ULH Inc. at the University of Louisville.

Bruce was formerly Executive Director of the Louisville Development Authority. He is presently involved with the use of University Property in and around the Campus. He will tell us all about what he does at our meeting, so be sure to mark your calendars for it will be a very informative meeting.

Also VP Gary Kleier will bring us up to date on his meetings with the City on the Oak Street Development.

There will be a light lunch served.

Good manners and our budget make it imperative that you RSVP for this very important meeting.

We will also have a door prize, one of Tom Owen’s videos.

Call or E-Mail Arnold or JoAnn 585-3060 or

Non-Members - $5

Members - No charge

New Members Welcome

Denise Fox , owner of Downtown New Orleans Restaurant at 1157 South 2nd Street .Tel. 797-5644

Denise Hall, Sales and Marketing Director at Super 8 Motel 927 South Second Street . Tel. 584-8888

Catherine Spalding Attorney, Law Offices at 325 Ormsby Tel. 634-4488

Reverend Mark Baridon Pastor of Central Presbyterian Church 319 West Kentucky Street Tel. 597 6935

Please set aside the time to meet and welcome our new members. If you need applications for new members, checkout; Old Louisville. net or or call us or Alan Bird at 636-1078 or

Crime Watch

Please be a good neighbor!  If you see any suspicious activity in or near your business, please call the Louisville Police at Central Dispatch - 574-7111 to report it! If it looks suspicious, it probably is.

Letters to the Editor

The Pareto Principle

“Whenever a number of like items are grouped together, a small percentage of them will account for almost all of the group’s significance.”   
--- Vilfredo Pareto

When Signore Pareto formulated this principle, he observed that it applied equally to the behavior of the universe, the behavior of mankind, and the behavior of small organizations.

Recently a little over a hundred of Old Louisville’s thousands of residents turned out to assist in the annual Central Park Cleanup, and a number of people were heard to gripe about the small turnout. To these people I say, memorize the Pareto Principle. Instead of focusing on those who did not turn out, focus on those who did, and thank them for it. You will never involve all of the residents, but you can loose those who do work.

To that end, I wish to thank all who gave of their time. But in particular, we should be thanking Herb Fink for another well organized cleanup campaign.

Gary Kleier

EDITORIAL POLICY: Articles submitted to the Old Louisville Journal may be edited with regard to space or content. Letters to the Editor must be signed with a verifiable signature and address or the letter will not be published.


The 46th annual St. James Court Art Show announces a poster competition for the 2002 show, scheduled October 4, 5 and 6, in historic Old Louisville. The competition winner will be awarded a $1,000 cash prize, plus 25% of the income from show poster sales.

Entries must be original designs and include the name “Saint James Court Art Show”, the year “2002” and “46th Annual”. Limited and open edition publications (250 pieces each) of the poster design will be produced by the St. James Court Art Show, which will own the design and related artwork. The winning image will also be sold in shirt form at the show.

The fee to enter the competition is $15.00. The deadline for entry is midnight, July 20, 2002. An information/entry form including specifics of the competition is attached. This form may be duplicated.

Interested parties needing additional information or entry forms should contact the Art Show office at P.O. Box 3804, Louisville, KY 40201, or (502) 635-1842.

The St. James Court Art Show is one of the largest outdoor art shows of its kind in the United States, and is staged annually during the first weekend of October.

CONTACT: Susan Coleman, Director (Phone: 502/635-1842)

Oak Street – Floyd to 7th Streets

It may be possible to experience two-way traffic on Oak Street by mid-September 2002.

In order for that transformation to happen a number of actions must occur as follows:

Mayor Armstrong and the Board of Aldermen must appropriate the necessary monies so as to fund the project – That could occur soon after July 1, 2002.

The Board of Aldermen must enact necessary ordinances so as to allow the changes to occur – That could occur upon approval of funds.

The City of Louisville Department of Public Works must then carry out the project. 

The Old Louisville community looks forward to this transition to two-way traffic on Oak Street to occur as soon as possible.

If you want to see this project completed during September 2002, please communicate your thoughts to Mayor Armstrong, Alderman Handy, and Alderman Unseld and request funding be approved immediately after July 1, 2002.

Old Louisville/Limerick Task Force Transportation Report
St. Catherine Street – 3rd to 8th Streets

During the weekend of May 18-19, 2002 portions of St. Catherine Street were closed and the city was undertaking work necessary to convert St. Catherine Street to 2- way traffic.

Weather permitting, the city will continue necessary work next weekend, May 25-26, 2002.

Weather permitting, St. Catherine Street will be the first of our Old Louisville streets to be transformed from a one-way thru way to a two-way neighborhood street on Monday, May 27, 2002.

Corrections to P.I.C. Report in May Old Louisville Journal:

Thanks to the South Fourth Street Association for providing $4,787.45 for materials, contractor help, etc. for the April Central Park Improvement Session.

Thanks to the Third Street Neighborhood Association for providing $300 to underwrite the lunch at the April Central Park Improvement Session.

John Fleming is the Assistant Director of the Parks Department and Bill Peeke’s name was misspelled.

Call City Call: 574-3333 For information regarding trash-pick up or questions and problems or to contact city officials…...Call!!

Community Yoga in Central Park

Yoga classes will resume in the Old Louisville Information Center with a six-week summer session on Mondays at 6PM from June17 through July 22.

The Hatha yoga class will be taught by a certified Hatha yoga instructor and will include basic yoga philosophy and postures. Beginners and experienced students are welcome.

The fee is $30 for 6 sessions or $6 per class. Space is limited. Call the Information Center (635-5244) by June 10 to sign up.


Got gripes? Got opinions? Got ideas? Got suggestions?

If so, get them to us so we can share them with the neighborhood in The Old Louisville Journal. You don’t even have to write the article or piece; just get us the facts or contacts, and we will do the rest. Just call, fax, or e-mail the Old Louisville Information Center by the 15th of each month to be included in the next month’s newsletter.


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Conrad Caldwell House

Where Victorian Louisville
Comes to Life!

Visiting Hours
Noon until 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
Saturday from 10:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

The House is available for parties, receptions, weddings, events or your corporate functions.

Call Deb Riall at (502) 636-5023 to Schedule your very next function!

Old Louisville Information Center Gift Shop

Check out the sweatshirts, stationary, tote bags and holiday ornaments for sale at the Information Center in Central Park.

Pick up the newest Tom Owen video all about St. James Court and environs. If you are looking for a gift for a friend or for yourself, then stop in between 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Support your neighborhood associations

Be sure to tell everyone to put on the newsletter. We are at zip code 40208

Musical Chairs, Part IV:

Help Wanted

The Old Louisville Information Center (OLIC) seeks a person to fill a part-time position of Administrative Assistant.

Duties include general clerical and secretarial work in addition to providing assistance to those who visit the OLIC. A working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Excel and Word is required. Experience with Microsoft Publisher is desirable.

For more information contact the Old Louisville Information Center at 635-5244 or 

Calendar for June 2002












3Junk pick-up

4Ouerbacker Arts and Crafts @ 7PM



OLNC Gen. Mtg. 7PM





11 St. James, 7PM, Haskins Hall

OLBPA Mtg, Haskins Hall, noon



15Garden Gate Picnic



Newsletter DeadlineYoga @ OLIC, 6PM


Third St. 7PM


Toonerville 7PM





Yoga, 6PM, OLIC

OLIC Bd. Mtg. 6PM

OLNC Bd. Mtg. 7:30PM

26 Central Park West @ CCH


Central Park Centennial Comm., 7PM OLIC





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