Louisville Loop Park Meeting Tuesday

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Crime Stats – Week of July 22,2012

We have experienced an increase in theft from autos in Beechmont, Wilder Park, Oakdale, and the Fairgrounds. Please report any suspicious persons and remove valuables from your vehicles when unattended. On the positive side Beats  3 and 6 had no felony assaults or robberies reported. Detective Tinelli and Midwatch arrested Parker Watts moments after he assaulted a 14 year old with a broken bottle, Officer Bright arrested Maichael Vanatta for assaulting a victim with a golf club on Taylor Boulevard, and Officers Pedigo and Pawul arrested Judon Cardell for felony assault warrants (he hit his girlfriend with a brick) on Rodman Street after a lengthy foot chase.

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KY Music Weekend – This Friday Saturday and Sunday at Iroquois Park

For the 37th consecutive year, the KENTUCKY MUSIC WEEKEND folk festival brings together some of the finest folk musicians and Kentucky traditions to Louisville’s  Iroquois Amphitheater and the tree-lined area nearby.  Voted into law as Kentucky’s “Premier Folk Festival”, KMW continues to be one of the top folk festivals in the country. 

There will be a $10 “suggested donation” for the festival each night this year.  Daytime events are free.  Donations will go to pay artists, and actual festival costs and expenses.   Those having a tough economic time can still come to the festival and bring their families, paying whatever they can.  Those that are able to pay are supporting these artists and also contributing to continuing Kentucky’s musical heritage through this event. 

Dare To Care food bank will be collecting non-perishable food items throughout the event.  Collection bins will be located near the entrance gate, just look for the Dare To Care signs. 

For the ninth year, KMW will host the Kentucky State Mountain and Hammered Dulcimer Championship contests during the Saturday daytime events.  The contests will be held from 12:00 noon until about 2:00 PM, with the first place winners receiving either a McSpadden Mountain Dulcimer or Jake’s Cabin Hammered Dulcimer, a trophy, plus entry fees to the Walnut Valley national contests in Winfield, Kansas.  For registration information please visit the KMW web site and search under contest information. 

The Kentucky Theater Project will be recording the evening concerts for future “Kentucky Homefront” radio programs on regional National Public Radio stations. The Kentucky Theater Project is a partner/sponsor of KMW. 

Kentucky Music Weekend would not be possible without the help of many organizations as well as individuals.  Metro Councilman, Dan Johnson, is a major sponsor again this year, helping with facility costs.   The Louisville Dulcimer Society continues to be a sponsor along with Kentucky Music Week, Inc., Iroquois Amphitheater and Metro Parks, and a large group of tireless volunteers continuing this 37 year musical tradition.  McSpadden Mountain Dulcimers and Jake’s Cabin Hammered Dulcimers are contest sponsors, providing instruments to grand prize winners.  Artist fees come from donations received during the event.


New Cut Road Trolley Hop July 28th

Louisville – On Saturday, July 28th, everyone in Metro Louisville will have the opportunity once a month to see and enjoy the best attractions in South and Southwest Louisville when the New Cut Road Trolley Hop kicks off its inaugural run.

“We are announcing an easy way to combine the fun of many events in our region with a convenient and economical way to spend a great day with family or friends,” says Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13). “This Trolley Hop is a first for our area and wonderful way to showcase some of the great places we know and love in the Southwest.”

On its inaugural run, the New Cut Road Trolley Hop leaves the Iroquois Amphitheater headed for the Jefferson Memorial Forest’s Welcome Center.

Along the way, there will be stops at the Little Loomhouse, Auburndale Village Shopping Center, the southwest corner of Third Street Road and New Cut Road; Outer Loop Center, northwest corner of New Cut Road and Outer Loop and the new Fairdale Library.

“Our kickoff coincides with the Kentucky Music Weekend at Iroquois Amphitheater which is a traditional event for the summer,” says Councilman Dan Johnson (D-21). “This event is a tradition for many people and the Trolley Hop will show people who may not come out to this area that we have some great attractions.”

Metro Council members are providing the funding for the program. Joining Welch and Johnson as sponsors are Rick Blackwell (D-12), Bob Henderson (D-14), Marianne Butler (D-15) and David Yates (D-25).

While the July Trolley Hop is being held in conjunction with the Kentucky Music Festival, in August the Trolley Hop will run in conjunction with “H.M.S. Pinafore,” the classic Gilbert and Sullivan musical that will have a six-night run at the Amphitheater. September’s Hop will feature the Fairdale Community Fair. October will highlight the Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Hike at the Jefferson Memorial forest.

Job Fair July 27th

Congressman John Yarmuth is bringing

his annual Veterans Job Fair to District 21.


Although the event focuses on employers and resources for our
veteran community, the event is open to ANY job seeker.


The Job Fair is next Friday, July 27th and is being held at the
United Auto Workers Hall at 3000 Fern Valley Road.
It will be open from 10AM to 3PM


There you can meet with over 40 businesses that are hiring.
Also available will be Entrepreneurial Workshops provided by the
US Small Business Administration.


Need a ride?  Job Hunter Bus is available for free, provided by TARC.


Not a Veteran?  Go anyway, assistance is available to all job seekers.


To register or obtain more information call Congressman Yarmuth’s
office at 502 582-5129 or visit his site online at


Government Partners are KentuckianaWorks, KY Office of Employment and
Training/Veteran Services, Kentucky Department of Veteran Affairs (KDVA),
VA Medical Center, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), and
Louisville Metro Government .


Crime Maps 07/15 – 07/21-12

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Finishline Festival – August 18th

Music- Food – Beer – Games for the Kids and Races http://www.swagssportshoes.com/moonlight_mile/index.html