Crime Maps for Week of May 19th 2013

No reported robberies on Beat 2 this week!  Several of the Thefts from Auto involved vehicles that were left unlocked.  Please remember to secure your homes and your vehicles. Click to enlarge Image:

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Beechmont Neighborhood Wide Yard Sale – June 15th

yard-saleBeechmont will have a Neighborhood Wide yard sale Saturday June 15th. We will be handing out a list of members having sales at the Farmers Market that day.

If you are a member and want to be included, please send me the information at by June 7th. If you want to join the association it is $10/ year per family.

All the money from the membership directly benefits the neighborhood by funding civic improvements, events like our Farmers Market and festivals, as well as our advocacy for the neighborhood in terms of improving our police presence, fixing zoning issues and quality of life here.

An On-line Map to the Yard sales is here :  Yard Sale Map 

Beechmont Open Air Market Opening & Arts and Crafts fair at the Woman’s Club

marketThe Beechmont Open Air Market will open for the season on Saturday June 15th, 2013. The market is located at Wellington Avenue and Southern Parkway and will be held each Saturday during the summer from 8am to 12noon. The market will have fresh locally grown produce, eggs, handmade crafts and garden related items. The market is operated by the Beechmont Neighborhood Association.

Other events on opening day:

Beechmont Neighborhood wide yard sale – contact the Beechmont Neighborhood Association booth at the Market for a list of area homes having a sale that Saturday.

Beechmont Woman’s Club will hold an Arts and Crafts Fair at the club grounds 4516 S. 6th Street.

Media Contact: Gary Guss at 502-410-9964 or

Americana World Festival – June 1st – Dont miss this !

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Please join us for the 23rd annual Americana World Festival “Where Louisville Meets the World” held Saturday June 1st at a new venue – the beautiful Iroquois Amphitheater! Organized by Americana Community Center, this annual festival shares and celebrates the rich and diverse cultural heritages of our city. The event features all day entertainment, ethnic cuisine, craft vendors, community resource booths, activities for children and a raffle.

Our founding sponsor ValuMarket will be selling their famous Cubano Sandwich among other delicious items. Additional food vendors include Churreria Rabbit (delicious churros!), Liberian cuisine, Lopez Foods, and the Root Cellar selling fresh fruit and vegetables. Food trucks will also be on hand including Moe-Licious BBQ, Genius In a Box, and to complete your meal, the Louisville Dessert Truck.

Congressman John Yarmuth will be joining us at 11:50 a.m. before Louisville favorite “The Monarchs” perform, and Mayor Greg Fischer will give brief remarks at 2:30 p.m. This year there will be TWO stages of performances.

Throughout the day gift certificates and prizes from an array of local businesses will be raffled off with a grand prize of $500. Prizes include gift certificates from Sunergos Coffee, Carmichael’s Bookstore, Heine Brothers & Bluegrass Burgers, tickets to the Louisville Ballet, Louisville Bats & Actor’s Theater, and much more! Tickets are $1 per chance and can be purchased prior to the festival at the ValuMarket in Iroquois Manor or the day of the festival at the Americana booth. You do not need to be present to win. Festival t-shirts will also be for sale at the Americana booth.

Thank you to our generous sponsors for making this event possible!

Iroquois Amphitheater  ValuMarket WFPL Humana CareSource Passport Health Plan Metro Parks and Recreation

Additional sponsors include: Family Health Centers, Fifth Third Bank, PNC Bank, TARC, Yum! Brands and AARP Kentucky.

We also want to thank local graphic designer Sarah Adkins for donating her talent by creating this year’s festival poster!

Hope to see you on June 1st!

Louisville Convention Bureau – Events

Spring has sprung, bringing with it a season of exciting events, festivals and just plain fun.

Memorial Day weekend brings back two favorite festivals – Abbey Road on the River and the Kentucky Reggae Festival.

Louisville’s grand dame, the Belle of Louisville, begins her summer cruise schedule this weekend as well. She’ll celebrate her 100th birthday in 2014.

Another great line-up of concerts, theatre, dance and film are on the calendar at Iroquois Amphitheatre, this spring and summer.

Make plans to party at one of the three “Downs After Dark” dates at Churchill Downs in June. Enjoy Shakespeare in the Park in Louisville’s own Central Park in beautiful Old Louisville.

Fireworks and fun will be on hand at this year’s Waterfront Independence Festival .

Be part of the 6th annual Jane Austen Festival at Locust Grove.

And finally, make plans now to attend the 44th Annual Street Rod Nationals Plus in August at the Kentucky Exposition Center. For more information on these and all the events in Louisville, along with hotel information, go to

Crime Maps 05-12-13 to 05-18-1

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More road Closures by Crittenden Drive

In addition to the temporary lane closure information that we sent out a few weeks ago, we have further temporary road closures associated with the North Connector of the Crittenden Drive Relocation Project. Please see below and attached for maps and additional information.


Phase 2A North Connector

Beginning Monday, June 10, the intersection of Old Park Boulevard and Park Boulevard (just north of the airport’s maintenance facility) will be temporarily closed. It is scheduled to reopen on Monday, July 15.


Phase 3A North Connector

The intersection of Wabasso Ave and Crittenden Drive will be temporarily closed starting on Monday, June 3 and is scheduled to reopen on Monday, July 29. Also as part of Phase 3A, the two southbound lanes of Crittenden Drive this location will be temporarily closed and two-way traffic will be on the northbound lanes.