Americana Volunteer Income Tax Assistance


ACC is again a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site now until April 13.

Individuals or households with income of less than $51,000 can have their taxes prepared FREE.
VITA help is available on the 3rd floor of ACC:
Saturday 9am-3pm
Wednesdays 5:30-8 pm

Be sure to bring:
Valid photo ID
Soc Security card for everyone on the return
All W-2s, 1099s and other tax documents
Bank info for direct deposit
Last year’s tax returns, if available

Americana Community Center
4801 Southside Dr, Louisville, KY 40214


Crime maps Week of 2-17-2013

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Walkability Walkshop March 2nd Sat.

NEEDED Walkability Wizards!

Is your neighborhood interested in a Walkability Assessment or would YOU like to promote conducting an assessment in your neighborhood?

Then, join Center For Neighborhoods and the
Mayor’s Healthy Hometown for a community-wide WALKshop on…

Saturday, March 2nd 


Air Pollution Control Boardroom
850 Barret Ave.

(entrance to Boardroom and parking lot located on corner of Barret Ave. and E. Breckinridge Street)

We will gather to learn the “steps” in conducting a
Walkability Assessment and how to evaluate…

–  Block attractiveness

 –  Surface conditions

–  Curb ramps 

–  Sidewalk connectivity

–  Lighting

–  Overall walkability

This training and information will also allow you to assist other neighborhoods in conducting  

Walkability Assessments

as a Walkability Wizard!

If you are interested in participating, please email 

DIY Preservation – March 9th


Saturday March 9, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST
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Preservation Louisville
The Brennan House Historic Home
631 South Fifth Street
Louisville, KY 40202
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As a Metro Louisville citywide non-profit historic preservation organization, Preservation Louisville works in partnership with local, state and national organizations to promote the preservation of our community’s historic resources through education and advocacy.  Preservation Louisville also provides education, technical information and resources.  For more information.
Many projects in the older home do not require the expertise of a contractor if the owner has the right information.  This month’s Hands On History workshop, Do It Yourself Preservation, is designed for the beginner to intermediate DIYer.  This workshop will cover as many of the following topics as time will allow:

  • simple window maintenance
  • cleaning brass hardware
  • how to remove and install trim without destroying it
  • stripping paint
  • proper priming and painting
  • floor sanding and finishing
  • sanding other things
  • simple insulation projects
  • epoxy products and how to use them
  • caulking and sealants

Along the way we will talk about the right tools to use and throw in simple tips and tricks!

Led by architect Gary Kleier, with 35 years of experience, and specialties in historic renovation, restoration and applying green concepts in historic structures, Kleier is sure to help those dealing with rehabilitation issues in a historic home who are interested in achieving environmentally friendly results in the most cost efficient manner.
Hands on History is an educational series designed to give participants a hands-on, in-depth overview of various preservation issues and methods of maintaining and preserving historic buildings. Preservation Louisville is co-sponsoring this workshop series along with the Metro Louisville Historic Landmarks Commission and the Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Preservation Office.  

Crime Maps – Week of 2-10-13

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IABA – Monthly Luncheon – Donna Hargens – JCPS

Iroquois Area Business Association
February Monthly Luncheon – Thursday, February 21, 2012
The IABA welcomes you to hear:


Dr. Donna Hargens
Dr. Donna Hargens
Superintendent, Jefferson County Public Schools

Education in the JCPS System

Meeting Place:

Sts. Mary and Elizabeth Hospital

Assembly Room

1850 Bluegrass Avenue

Louisville, KY 40215

Thursday, February 21, 2012
12 noon – 1:00 pm:
Registration, Lunch & Networking
Members – $8.00 (unless prepaid)
Non-Members – $10.00
Please RSVP by February 20th to guarantee a lunch.
Special incentive! Bring your business card for a chance to win a free Business Profile to be displayed on the IABA Facebook page and emailed to all IABA members.  
Click here to RSVP through our website.  You may also send your RSVP by email to
Member Profile Coming…
Keep an eye on your email for our new Member Profile. You will receive a reminder email on the Monday prior to our Thursday meeting. Included with that email will be our monthly winner of our Member Profile.

 Discover Dixie Business Expo

     Discover Dixie Business EXPO is just around the corner if you have participated in this event in the past then you already know you don’t want to miss this opportunity.

The Expo will be held on April 18, 2013 in the Incarnation’s Gymnasium 2229 Lower Hunters Trace Louisville KY 40216.

This EXPO is a premier business show that will produce New Leads, New Customers, New Business Opportunities. Be Local, Shop Local, Stay Local

    Discover Dixie is a partnership between PRP, Shively and Valley Station Area Business Association to showcase area businesses their services and products to the public, to create brand recognition, gain potential new customers and to grow business within these association members in our community with connections and networking opportunities.
    Contact Kim Leanhart for a Sponsorship application today.

Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky’s Secretary of State and Chief Business Officer, is warning Kentucky businesses about a confusing, official-looking “2013 Annual Minutes Form” they may receive from an entity called Corporate Records Service. The form instructs recipients to provide information regarding all shareholders, corporate directors and officers and pay a $125.00 fee. Click the link above for more information.

GLI’s EnterpriseCorp – South Louisville Entrepreneur Event

February 20, 4:30-6:30 at the Iroquois Amphitheater

More information to come, check these websites.

GLI EnterpriseCorp Facebook

GLI EnterpriseCorp Main page

IABA calls for Scholarship Applicants

If you know a senior in high school who either lives in the IABA service area or who attends DeSales or Iroquois High School, please refer them to the webpage to complete an application for our annual scholarship.  The selected senior will receive $500 towards their first year of college.

Upcoming Monthly Meeting Speakers
March 21-Cynthia Knapek, Executive Director, Leadership Louisville
April 18-Charlie Mattingly, President, Better Business Bureau
May 16-Bob Patterson, Founder, Patterson & Co. CPAs
IABA Board
President, Barbara Nichols, Little Loom House
Vice President, Joe Ratterman, Ratterman Funeral Home
Secretary, John Eagles, Raytheon Company
Treasurer, Stacy Herdt, Republic Bank
Members at Large:  
Mike Hollern, Hollern ChiropracticTodd Robertson, Antioch ChurchMary Ann Tinnell, Sts Mary & Elizabeth HospitalBeverly Wheatley, Wheatley Roofing Company

Linda Duncan, JCPS School Board

Ed Korfhage, Coldwell Banker

We hope you will join us for this monthly meeting and take advantage of these opportunities to network with other business professionals in the Iroquois area.
Barbara Nichols
Iroquois Area Business Association

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Iroquois Area Business Association | P.O. Box 9755 | Louisville | KY | 40209

Free Yoga at Iroquois Library – Sat March 2nd – 11-12noon


This comes to us, courtesy of Jodie Tingle-Willis at Supreme Peace Yoga, Beechmont’s only Yoga Studio. Jodie is offering this free class to introduce you to Yoga.

Iroquois Library – Sat March 2nd – 11-12noon.

This class is an expression of our appreciation for your support, or a chance to try something new.
The Community Class is excellent for ALL LEVELS, including people who have never practiced yoga before. This is also an excellent class to bring your friends or family to, if you have been encouraging them to try yoga.

Supreme Peace Yoga