The 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

May 2007    

CONTACT: Marguerite Esrock, Director
Phone: 502/635-1842 / E-mail: 
Web site: 

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 Interested parties needing additional information should contact the Art Show office by e-mail at; 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 rain dates).
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 and information.
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 mail:
• 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 Payne ( or Gene Stotz (502) 634-4921 or Judy Gogan (502) 899-1899 or Cynthia Johnson (502) 893-4254

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.

Editorial Policy: 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

June 3
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
Country Music
Free Ice Cream Social

July 1, 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Andrea Davidson
Tyrone Cotton

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.
Classic Rock

Have your pet spayed or neutered at our new
S.N.I.P. Clinic,

because honestly, they’re just not going to do it themselves.
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 neighborhood.
 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 partner:
· Coordinate a location for pick-ups with our transport vehicle.
· Advertise and promote our clinic and mission within your neighborhood.
· Recruit volunteers to assist with pick up and drop off of animals.
· Allow a KHS representative to present at a neighborhood association meeting.
 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.
 Lindsy Wallace
S.N.I.P. Clinic Director
Kentucky Humane Society
clinic 502.636.FIX1
direct 502.636.0278

Have you seen the new look for the C-J Neighborhoods section?

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 & 40217
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  and click on Community Talk.

Get Published: A new Central/West Web page that allows you to post photos, news or announcements to readers. How to participate: Go to  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  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 200dpi)

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 write to

Well Done! A feature that showcases recognition of your accomplishments, including awards, community service recognition and military appointments How to participate: Submit your information to

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  and click on the YourBusiness link.

YourSpace: A Neighborhoods feature showcasing stories, columns and photos by teenagers. How to participate: Submit items to 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 or  or reporter Sheryl Edelen at 582-4621 or


An action plan to address Parking Violations
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 suggested above.
· 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 or overnight.
· Unattached trailers are not permitted to be parked on the streets and are subject to towing; it is considerate an undrivable device.
· 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 be towed.
· 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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The Old Louisville Journal is published monthly by the Old Louisville Information Center, Inc. (OLIC), a 501(c)(3) corporation, incorporated in 1984, for the purpose of receiving tax deductible contributions. OLIC is affiliated with the Old Louisville Neighborhood Council (OLNC), a 501 (c) (4) non-profit association incorporated in 1976 to serve as the recognized voice of the Old Louisville Neighborhood.

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