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 5
SAINT JAMES COURT ART SHOW POSTER
CONTACT: Marguerite Esrock, Director
Phone: 502/635-1842 / E-mail:
The 51st annual St. James Court Art Show announces the return to the
tradition of the public poster design competition for the 2007 show,
scheduled October 5, 6 & 7, in historic Old Louisville. The
competition winner will be awarded a $1,000 cash prize.
Entries must be original designs and include the name “Saint James
Court Art Show”, the year “2007” and “51st 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 $20.00. The deadline for entry
is 5:00pm, June 15, 2007.
An information/entry form including specifics of the competition is
available in WORD .doc format, as is a jpeg file of the 2006 poster
image. Either of these can be e-mailed to you at your request.
Entry forms can be downloaded and past posters can be viewed at
www.stjamescourtartshow.com. Interested parties needing additional
information should contact the Art Show office by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org;
by phone at (502) 635-1842; or by regular mail at P.O. Box 3804,
Louisville, KY 40201.
The St. James Court Art Show is ranked the number two fine art and
craft show in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine, (September
2006) America’s premier show and festival publication. It is held
annually during the first weekend of October.
2007 Garden Tour PASSPORT Tickets
now for sale
Again this year, a Garden Tour PASSPORT is
offered for advance sale. The 2007 Garden Tour PASSPORT will
provide admission to three (3) Louisville area Neighborhood
Garden Tours for one all-inclusive discount price of $25.00 (a
$32.00 value if purchased separately).
The participating Garden Tours and respective dates are
• Crescent Hill Garden Tour ~ June 2 & 3, 10 AM – 5 PM
• Audubon Park Garden Tour ~ June 24, 1 PM – 5 PM
• Old Louisville Hidden Treasures Garden Tour ~ July 7 & 8, 10
AM – 5 PM
Check-in information for each Garden Tour will be provided with
the PASSPORT. All Garden Tours will be held RAIN OR SHINE (No
Each Garden Tour will feature, on average, 8 – 12 residential
gardens within each of its unique and historic neighborhoods. As
with previous annual Garden Tours, this year’s selections offer
a wide variety of gardens from which tourists can glean ideas
Although individual ticket sales for each Garden Tour will be
offered as usual, this is a limited-time, advance-sale-only,
discount package. Advance sales of 2007 Garden Tour PASSPORTs
are available April 1 through May 30. The 2007 Garden Tour
PASSPORT will be of great interest to the avid gardener, whether
for personal use or as a great gift idea for Mother’s Day,
birthdays, thank-yous, etc.
The 2007 Garden Tour PASSPORT may be obtained in person or by
• Payment in person: may be made by cash or check only at the
following 4 locations:
ECONOMY AQUATIC GARDENS: 2915 Preston
Hwy.,Louisville, KY 40217; 637-8927
THE PLANT KINGDOM: 4101 Westport Rd.;
Louisville, KY 40207; (502) 893-7333
ST. MATTHEWS FEED & SEED: 225 Chenoweth Ln.;
Louisville, KY 40207; (502) 896-4473
THIENEMAN’S HERBS & PERENNIALS: 9120 Blowing
Tree Rd.; Louisville 40220; (502) 491-6305
Payment by mail: A money order or check,
made to Garden Tour PASSPORT, may be sent to
Judy Gogan; 2332 Cross Hill Rd; Louisville, KY 40206
$25 for each PASSPORT must be received by May 30. Sorry, no
Refunds or Exchanges.
PASSPORT NEWS CONTACTS: Tim Bottorff (502) 637-5026 or Judy
(email@example.com) or Gene Stotz (502) 634-4921 or
Judy Gogan (502) 899-1899 or Cynthia Johnson (502) 893-4254
INDIVIDUAL GARDEN TOUR CONTACTS:
Old Louisville Hidden Treasures Garden Tour: Tim Bottorff (502)
637-5026 or Judy Payne
Audubon Park Garden Tour: Mary Miller (502) 635-7322
Crescent Hill Garden Tour: Judy Gogan (502) 899-1899
The Central Park
Clean-Up was Postponed Due to Inclement Weather. The Clean-Up will
be rescheduled after Derby.
Letters and articles submitted to The Old Louisville Journal may
be edited with regard to space and/or content. Letters to the
Editor must be signed with a verifiable signature and address
First Sunday Concert
The 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.
Here is the line-up for this year’s concerts:
June 3, 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Johnny Berry & The Outliers
Free Ice Cream Social
July 1, 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
August 5, 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sept. 2, 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Space Funk Jam Stuff
Oct. 7, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Have your pet spayed or neutered at our new
because honestly, they’re just not going to do it
Call (502) 636-FIX1 Today!
Dear Neighborhood Association Leader - My name is Lindsy
Wallace, I am the Director of the Kentucky Humane Society’s
S.N.I.P. Clinic (a low cost spay/neuter clinic). I’d like to
tell you about how the S.N.I.P. Clinic can benefit your
By offering free transport from the 7 most underprivileged
zip codes in Jefferson County to the S.N.I.P. Clinic for
low-cost surgery, we will be providing sterilization
services to those who need them the most. We will also have
funds available to provide financial assistance to
individuals who cannot afford our already low cost surgery
fees. Our goal is to perform 6,000 surgeries in 2007.
Since your neighborhood is one of our target areas for
free transport and low-cost spay/neuter, I’m asking you to
assist us. There are different ways you can choose to
· Coordinate a location for pick-ups with our transport
· Advertise and promote our clinic and mission within your
· Recruit volunteers to assist with pick up and drop off of
· Allow a KHS representative to present at a neighborhood
The pet overpopulation problem affects us all and I’m sure
you have seen the some of the effects in your neighborhood.
Homeless dogs and cats wandering the streets bite, scratch,
and attack people. Public health is at risk not only
because of injury but also because these homeless cats and
dogs have not been vaccinated, especially against rabies, so
they spread disease. Our goal is to eliminate these homeless
animals wandering the streets, so that your neighborhood is
safe and all animals have a loving home.
Thanks so much for your time. Please let me know if you are
interested in working with us to achieve this goal or if you
have any questions.
S.N.I.P. Clinic Director
Kentucky Humane Society
Have you seen the new look for the C-J
In their attempt to be more responsive to their neighborhoods,
the C-J has revamped and revised the look of their Neighborhoods
section. Below is a partial news release outlining the new
features. Check it out and then make our neighborhood shine!
Covering zip codes 40202, 40203, 40208, 40210, 40211, 40212 &
Includes coverage of the Algonquin, Old Louisville, Park DuValle,
Parkland, Russell, Schnitzelburg and Shawnee neighborhoods
Amen Corner: A feature that let’s you to tell why your
Bullitt, Jefferson or Oldham County place of worship is one
worth calling your spiritual home How to participate: Send the
name, address and a photo of your church (in jpeg format 200dpi)
along with a 100-word note about what makes your special place
of worship to
Coach’s Corner: A feature for Bullitt, Jefferson and
Oldham county league coaches that lets them give pointers on
their sport and how to make the most of an athlete’s playing
experience. How to participate: Contact Neighborhoods sports
reporter Derek Poore at 582-4286 or write him at
Community Talk: A feature that gives you a chance to
sound off about what you love, hate and want for your
neighborhood. Some of the letter-to-the-editor style responses
will be featured in our print edition; all of them will be
posted online. How to participate: Visit
www.courier-journal.com/neighborhoods and click on
Get Published: A new Central/West Web page that allows
you to post photos, news or announcements to readers. How to
participate: Go to
www.courier-journal.com/neighborhoods and you’ll be
directed to the new Central/West page and given instructions on
how to share news of YOUR important event.
Good Neighbor: A feature that allows you to recognize the
good deeds of your neighbors by telling everyone he or she or
she routinely goes above and beyond to help others. How to
participate: Send a photo of your neighbor(in jpeg format
200dpi), along with his/her name, age, neighborhood and story to
Neighborhood & Sports Clicks: Photo pages that feature
area sports events, celebrations and other happenings. How to
participate: Send an e-mail with a brief description of the
event and the place and time it will be held at least two weeks
in advance to
firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll then consider
shooting it for the publication. But if we can’t, feel free to
do so yourself and submit your own photos! (in jpeg format
Team Player: A feature that profiles young athletes in
Bullitt, Jefferson and Oldham counties. How to participate:
Contact Neighborhoods sports reporter Derek Poore at 582-4286 or
Well Done! A feature that showcases recognition of your
accomplishments, including awards, community service recognition
and military appointments How to participate: Submit your
Your Business: Profiles on Jefferson, Bullitt and Oldham
county business that includes a photo, history and outline of
services offered. How to participate: Go to
www.courier-journal.com/neighborhoods and click on the
YourSpace: A Neighborhoods feature showcasing stories,
columns and photos by teenagers. How to participate: Submit
email@example.com. In the midst of all these
exciting improvements, Neighborhoods reporters will still be
doing what we do best writing about the important stories in
your community! So keep telling us what’s going on!
Got Ideas? Contact Neighborhoods editor Veda Morgan at 582-4215
firstname.lastname@example.org or reporter Sheryl Edelen
at 582-4621 or
An action plan to address
by Helga Ulrich as chair of the C&S committee:
We, the C&S committee, encourage everybody to call in
parking violations as they observe parking violations.
Following are the four ways to report violations:
1. Between 6:00AM and 6:00PM please call PARC dispatch at
574-1455; PARC is in OL already enforcing the parking
permits posted at the southern part.
2. Between 6:00PM and 6:00AM call MetroSafe at 574-7111, who
will dispatch a police officer based on their availability.
3. Report abandoned disabled and junked cars to Metrocall,
either by Email or phone. Asked for it to be forwarded to
the LMPD for towing.
4. Vehicles parked on grassy surfaces or any other non-solid
surface, either on private property or public ways, should
be called in or E-mailed to Metrocall to be forwarded to
IP&L. An immediate $100 fine can be issued by IP&L.
Following are some of the parking ordinances that can result
in a parking ticket by either PARC or LMPD. If you observe a
parking violation, please call it to the attention as
· Parking of any vehicle on sidewalks is prohibited. (by the
way, so is riding is a bicycle) Please tell your
contractors, tenants and neighbors that this ordinance
exists and that a violation can result in a parking ticket.
· Parking that blocks sidewalk cut ins/entrances is also
prohibited. These were designed and installed for easy
access by a wheelchair. We need to be considerate of those
that need that easy access.
· Our streets are not parking lots for vehicles. No parking
is allowed over 24 hrs on public ways.
· A car is being considered abandoned if it is left in the
same spot for more than three days; it is subject to towing
as authorized by the LMPD.
· No commercial vehicles are permitted to park on public
ways. Included are minivans, vans, SUVs, pick up trucks and
semi-trucks if they display a business name or
advertisement. When in doubt about the registration only a
police officer will be able get verify the registered owner
of a vehicle. Of course, consider that a contractor may park
on the street during the day because he/she is working in
the area but that same contractor is subject to a parking
fine if he/she parks that same vehicle after working hours
· Unattached trailers are not permitted to be parked on the
streets and are subject to towing; it is considerate an
· A disabled car, one with a flat tire, for instance, is
also considered undrivable and subject to immediate towing
by the police. Report those to MetroCall and ask for it to
be towed by the LMPD. Be patient, it may take a few days.
· If your driveway is blocked by a parked vehicle either
PARC or the LMPD will have authority to have that vehicle to
· No parking is permitted in Parks.
· Call 574-1455 if tickets need to be issued when cars are
left after 7:00 AM during scheduled street cleaning days.
This may deter the owner of that vehicle to move his/her car
during the next scheduled street cleaning.
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