Beechmont Open Air Market – Farmers Appreciation day August 10th

The Beechmont Open Air Market will be having a Farmer’s Appreciation Day Saturday August 10th from 8-12 noon. The market is located in the parking lot of Beechmont Baptist Church, Southern Parkway at Wellington Ave.

  • Chef Nancy Russman will conduct a cooking demonstration and tasting from 9-11 am.

  • The Root Cellar will be holding a cheese tasting featuring Heavenly Homestead Cheese

  • Live Music

  • Free Prize Drawings

  • Fresh Produce, Eggs, Home Baked Goods, Pickles, Cheeses, Meats and Flowers on sale.

  • Local Artisans will be on hand selling Handmade Pottery, Jewelry, Candles, Purses, Cards, Soaps and more

For more information please contact Donna Pickerill – Market Co-ordinator at 367-2652




Crime Maps – Week of 7/21/13

Okay, the burglars are back from Destin !

Watch out for each other and lock your stuff up.

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Kentucky Music Weekend at Iroquois Park – This Weekend

For the 38th 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.

Arts & Crafts at Iroquois



 July 27 and 28, 2013

 Kentucky’s premiere folk festival goes hand-in-hand with the creations

 of local and visiting artisans maintaining a tradition of making beautiful things.

 One-of-a-kind Jewelry Designs

Turned Wood Clay Art & Pottery

Original Art Furniture

Nature Photography

Homemade Soaps and Lotions

You’ll find all these and more, for sale by the people who made them.

With outdoor entertainment and food to enjoy, festival-goers and craft enthusiasts

can stroll among booths set up along the beautiful, tree-lined walkway outside

Iroquois Amphitheater and take home something special!





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Crime Maps – Week of July 14th

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Fix a Flat Class from LMPD !


How many of you have teens who, in the case of a flat tire, can pull over and change it?




LMPD 4th Division would like to welcome you to attend a hands on “change a flat tire” class.  All attendees will

be instructed by an officer on how to change a tire, and do it safely.  This class is open to all ages and will help

serve as a refresher for some.  Come and take part of this hands on experience and meet the officers of the 4th



·         Location –  LMPD 4th Division 1340 S. 4th Street

·         Time – 12:00 till 2:00 pm

·         Date – Monday, August 5th


If you have any questions, please call or email.


Johnny D. Burgraff

Division Resource Officer

Community Services

1340 S. 4th Street

Louisville, KY 40208

(502) 574-7010


Working Toward Positive Change Through Community Partnerships

New Cut Road / Taylor Blvd. Corridor Study

Note: This project is important to the economic future of the Southend.. We need to keep a focus on this and guide what happens. Taylor blvd. was and should be the main shopping street in our neighborhood, it’s wide enough and long enough to support a great shopping district. We also need to keep an eye on what will replace Iroquois homes as this is a large plot of land. New Cut road also needs a facelift and improved zoning and planning.

New Cut Road / Taylor Blvd Corridor Study

approved by the Metro Council’s Planning & Zoning Committee

The New Cut Road/ Taylor Boulevard Corridor Study maps out steps to bring the area new life and a new look while retaining the characteristics  needed for neighborhoods and economic development. The plan’s approach calls for rezoning several key areas, the creation of development plans and focusing on funding for traffic and economic development opportunities.

            The Corridor Study was conducted and prepared by the City Solutions Center of the University of Louisville and the Kentucky League of Cities. It was funded with Neighborhood Development Funds provided by Welch and Council members Marianne Butler (D-15), Dan Johnson (D-21) and David Yates (D-25)

            The study covers the area from the Watterson Expressway at Taylor Boulevard going south to the Gene Snyder Freeway along New Cut Road.  It highlights the need for better mobility, economic development initiatives and land use. It calls for rezoning in three key areas and advocates beautification and revitalization.  There are three key redevelopment areas in the Study:

·         Northern anchor – former Iroquois Homes site

·         Central Development Colonial Gardens

·         Southern Anchor – Former Different Strokes Golf Course

TThe study calls for utilizing available streets and roadways between the Watterson and Gene Snyder Expressways for sidewalks, bike lanes and easier turn lanes for traffic, streetscaping many areas with trees, flowers and banners along with street furniture to give a modern and unified look. It also recommends renaming the entire corridor as “The Jefferson Parkway.”

 The Task Force created to work with Council members and the Metro Department of Economic Growth and Innovation included Stephen Cotton, Ray Crider, Steve Elble, Vince Jarboe, Ken Johnson, Richard Manion, Barbara Nichols, Craig Oeswein, Pamela Shofner and Ray Whitener.

            If passed by the Louisville Metro Council, New Cut Road / Taylor Boulevard Corridor would be incorporated into the Cornerstone 2020 Comprehensive Plan.