Beat 6 Crime Maps – 04/22/12 through 04/28/12

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How-to at LFPL this event has something for everyone

Local People and Celebrities show you how to do all kinds of things… Click for schedule of events.


Crime Stats 4-14 through 4-21

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Library News – How-to Festival and Others

Louisville Free Public Library E-News
April 23, 2012
LFPL's How-To Festival LFPL’s How-To Festival50 things. 5 hours. 100% free.Main Library, Saturday, May 12, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.From salsa dancing to kayaking, the Library’s first-ever How-To Festival will show you how to do more than 50 things in five hours in one day – for free, all in one place.

Learn everything from how to publish your own book to how to pick inexpensive wines, from beer-making to conversation-making, from swing dancing to free-throw-shooting, sewing, origami, juggling and more. Presenters include Bob Hill, Dawne Gee, Cindi Sullivan, Tori Murden McClure, Bill Doolittle, Gabe Bullard and many more.

For a complete list of activities and presenters visit

Authors at the Library
Author James Fallows at the Library Journalist and author James FallowsMain Library, Wednesday, May 23, 7 p.m.

In China Airborne, James Fallows documents, for the first time, the extraordinary scale of China’s five-year plan to spend a quarter of a trillion dollars to jump-start its aerospace industry. He explains why this is a crucial test case for China’s hopes for modernization and innovation, and examines what this latest demonstration of Chinese ambition means for the United States and the rest of the world.

Fallows is a contributing writer for The Atlantic, Slate, and The New Yorker, and was a former speechwriter for President Carter.

Join James Fallows for a discussion of his book at the Main Library, May 23, 7 p.m. The event is free, but tickets are required; order online or call 574-1644.

Author Thomas Mallon at the Library Historical novelist and former GQ editor Thomas MallonMain Library, Monday, June 18, 7 p.m.In Watergate, historical novelist Thomas Mallon conveys the drama and high comedy of the Nixon presidency through the urgent perspectives of seven characters, moving readers from the private cabins of Camp David to the klieg lights of the Senate Caucus Room, and ultimately into the hive of the Watergate complex itself.Join Thomas Mallon for a discussion of his book at the Main Library, June 18, 7 p.m. The event is free, but tickets are required; order online or call 574-1644.
Author Gail Collins at the Library New York Times columnist and bestselling author Gail CollinsMain Library, Thursday, June 28, 7 p.m.Not until she visited Texas, did Gail Collins, the bestselling author and columnist for the New York Times, realize that she had missed the one place that mattered most in America’s political landscape: Texas, where Bush, Cheney, Rove, and Perry created a conservative political agenda that is shaping our political landscape. “Like it or not,” she says, “as Texas goes, so goes the nation.”Join Gail Collins for a discussion of her book at the Main Library, June 28, 7 p.m. The event is free, but tickets are required; order online or call 574-1644.

Flood mitigation work at the Main Library

Flood mitigation work continues at the Main Library downtownIf you have been by the Main Library lately, you may have noticed major activity on the library grounds. Demolition crews equipped with bulldozers and jack-hammers are digging up areas outside the building along Third and Fourth streets. The goal: to improve drainage. This work is all part of the Library’s response to the devastating 2009 flood.The plan includes underground and ground-level improvements to help eliminate or reduce the chances for further flooding of the library. The cost of the project is being shared by the Library and MSD.


March April 2012 Bugler

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March/ April 2012 Bugler

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Festival of Flowers

BNA – March 2012 Minutes

BNA March 2012 Meeting Minutes

Board Members Present: G. Guss, R. Pickerill, R. Starck, V. Thompson, K. Steller, L. DeSpain, L. Taylor, D. French, J. Rosendale, D. Thompson, J. Miller

Board Members Absent: R. Clark, D. Krause

The meeting opened at 7 pm by President Jeff Miller.

Police Report: We had no police report this month as the officers are now coming every other month due to manpower cutbacks.

 Treasurers Report: Treasurer Debbie Thompson read the Treasurers report, we have a balance of $15,489 of which $5000 is a grant from BAE Systems that is earmarked for the Community Center remodeling project. A motion was made to approve the minutes by G. Guss, Seconded by K. Steller and the minutes were approved.

Farmer’s Market: We plan to have a few farmers available for the Festival of Flowers on May 12th. The Farmer’s Market may open a week or two early (mid-May) as the early spring may provide them with something to sell. This will be posted on the website etc. if it happens.

Old Business: With the onset of better weather, the remodeling of the Community Center (mostly exterior painting) should commence.  Thanks to BAE Systems for their generous donation to this cause.

New Business: There was a good deal of discussion revolving around the Facebook page, Jim Rosendale is researching how these pages are handled by other organizations and the legal ramifications of the same and will present at a future meeting.

Comfy Cow provided Ice Cream to the meeting as a way of introducing their new store in the Masterson’s block near U of L.  Thanks Comfy Cow!

A discussion of pricing policies on Bugler ads was held, we currently charge $45 for an Ad and $25 for a business membership, we discussed simplifying the wording to say that ads are $70/Year and include a Business membership. We received several ad renewals last month and a couple of new ads. Beechmont Bombshells took out a double sized ad.

Tammy Steller (4th Division Advisory board) came to the board with a request for $75 to give to the 4th Division of LMPD to help with their Night out program. A motion was made by Kevin Steller and seconded by Jeff Miller and this was granted.

Debbie Thompson also reported a request for a donation to the Little Loomhouse for $100 for the year. A motion was made by Gary Guss and seconded by Linda Taylor and this was also granted.

The board also discussed replacing the water fountain at the gazebo which is not working and also needs cosmetic repair. Linda Taylor has been researching designs for a new one with a dog bowl and will contact Marty Storch of the Parks dept. to see what is required.

We also discussed the upcoming Festival of Flowers and the cleanup of the area which was recently conducted. We still need some cleanup of the iris beds along the wall, and members are encouraged to help with this. R. Starck will contact Thornton’s for a mulch donation for this area and we probably will have to purchase more mulch. Festival of Flowers posters will be available at the next meeting in April for board members to deliver.

The Community Center was discussed with an eye to Landmarking or putting it on the National Register. This process may make it eligible to receive grant monies to aid in restoring it. Jim Rosendale has a wealth of information regarding this process.

Kevin Steller led a discussion of Neighborhood plans and the steps needed to start to implement a plan. This is a very large and complex undertaking with a neighborhood of our size, and would be at least a 2 year process.

A motion was made by Jeff Miller and seconded by Kevin Steller to adjourn the meeting and this was done at 8:20pm.


G. Guss – Acting Secretary