Crime Maps – Week of 10-20-13

A User’s Guide to 9-1-1 for Emergencies:


•Dial 9-1-1

•Tell the operator what the emergency is

•Wait for further instructions from the operator

•Don’t hang up until the operator tells you to


What is an Emergency? Just some examples . . .

•Any serious medical problem (chest pain, seizure, bleeding)

•Any type of fire (business, car, building)

•Any life-threatening situations (fights, people with weapons, etc.)


What information will the operator need?

•The location where assistance is needed

•Your name and phone number

•The nature of the emergency

•Descriptions of suspects, or additional information


Helpful Hints:

•Always listen to the dispatcher for guidance. The questions they ask are for the safety of the public and the officers.

•Just because they are questioning you does not mean help is not on the way. Keep answers short unless asked to elaborate.

•Information is entered into a computer and dispatched at the same time. The officers may arrive while you are still talking to the operator.

•Remain on the line until told to hang up. The operator may need more information or to give you further instructions.

Be familiar with your area. We can’t help if you don’t know where you are.

•NEVER directly intervene in a crime in progress.


What to do when you need help, but it’s not an emergency:


•Dial (502)574-7111

•Tell the operator the problem

•The operator will ask you questions and tell you when to hang up


Some examples of Non-Emergency Calls

•Property damage accidents (“Fender Benders”)

•Break-in to a vehicle (when suspect is gone)

•Theft of property (when suspect is gone)

•Vandalism (when suspect is gone)


•Intoxicated persons who are not disorderly

•Cars blocking the street or alleys

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Proposed Rain Garden for Cliff Park

Joan Shepherd and others on the BNA Board have been looking at this place and others for a rain garden. MSD has been putting these in various areas of the city (Iroquois Park’s parking lot as seen last months Bugler).  These gardens slow down water going into the storm drains and help reduce overflows into the river.

Here’s some preliminary renderings of what this would look like… Click to enlarge it.


Open Studio Weekend – LVAA & Hite Institute Nov 9th & 10th


Open Studio Weekend

The Louisville Visual Art Association (LVAA) and the University of Louisville Hite Art Institute present Louisville’s first-­ever Open Studio Weekend. A select group of nearly seventy of Louisville Metro’s top artists will open their studios to the public on Saturday, Nov. 9 and Sunday, Nov. 10. Proceeds from the weekend will help raise $50,000 for scholarships to the Hite Art Institute’s Mary Spencer Nay Scholarship and the LVAA’s Children’s Fine Art Classes (CFAC) Program.

Buy tickets here!

Featured Artists:

Alex Adams, Ceramics

  • 2829 S 4th St.,  Louisville, KY 40206

Ann Stewart Anderson, Oil Painting

  • 602 East St. Catherine, Louisville, KY 40203

Stephanie Brown, linen, cotton, hand-woven yardage

  • 954 East Kentucky St., Louisville, KY 40204

Catherine Bryant, Oil & Acrylic

  • 3015 Sherbrooke Rd., 
Louisville, KY 40205 

Don Burchette, Oil

  • 11007 Owl Creek Lane, Louisville, KY 40223

Carrie Burr, Photography/Installation

  • 177 North Vernon, 
Louisville, KY 40206

Cheryl Chapman, Oil Paintings & Collage

  • 1835 Hampton Ct., Louisville, KY 40205

Aron Conaway, Sculpture, Painting, Photography

  • 744 S 13 Street (The Mammoth), Louisville, KY 40210

Ben Cook, Lithography, Painting, & Mixed Media

  • 983 Goss Avenue, Louisville, KY 40217

Rosemary Curtin, Pastel

  • 132 Adams St.,  Louisville, KY 40206

Jeannie Distler, Oil Paint

  • 1228 E Breckinridge St, Christ Evangelical United Church of Christ, Louisville, KY 40204

Patrick Donley, Mixed Media Sculpture/Painting

  • 1005-1007 Mary Street Studios, Louisville, KY 40204

Lynn Dunbar, Oil

  • 208 McCready Ave.,  Louisville, KY 40206

Amy Elswick, Clay

  • 741 E Chestnut Louisville, KY 40202

Linda Erzinger, Assemblage with up-cycled materials

  • 1035 Ash St., 
Louisville, KY 40217

Melinda Floyd, Paper & Paint

  • 744 S 13 Street (The Mammoth), Louisville, KY 40210

Devin French, Cast & Slumped Glass

  • 954 E Kentucky St., Hope Mills Bldg. Louisville, KY 40204

Julius Friedman, Photography & Collage

  • 1835 Hampton Ct
., Louisville, KY 40205

Carlos Gamez de Francisco, Oil

  • 5115 Emerald Drive, 
Louisville, KY 40219

Joyce Garner, Oil Paintings/Collage

  • 642 E Market St., 
Louisville, KY 40202

Johnny Gordon, Glass

  • 954 E Kentucky ST Louisville, KY 40204

Robert Halliday, Watercolor, Acrylic, mixed media, installation 

  • 412 Jarvis Ln., 
Louisville, KY 40207

Ed Hamilton, Clay modeling, Bronze, mixed media

  • 543 Shelby St., 
Louisville, KY 40202

Matt Hanekamp

  • 8022 New LaGrange Road, Louisville, KY 40299

Nick Hartman

  • 983 Goss Avenue, Louisville, KY 40217

Susie Hatcher, Clay/Pottery

  • 308 S Bayly Ave., Louisville, KY 40207

Sarah Havens, Fiber arts/millinery

  • 954 E Kentucky St., 
Louisville, KY 40204

Billy Hertz, Oil paint

  • 1253 S Preston St Louisville, KY 40203

Philip High, Acrylic painting

  • 620 Myrtle St., 
Louisville, KY 40208

Clare Hirn, Painting

  • 825 S Floyd St
Louisville, KY 40202

Nick, Hound Dog Press, Printmaking/Letterpress

  • 309 E Market
, Louisville, KY 40202

Susan Howe (Mudpies Studio and Gallery), Oil

  • 12902 Shelbyville Road, Louisville, KY 40243

Russel & Shelley Hulsey, Mixed media

  • 445 Baxter Ave, ste 3, 2nd Floor, Louisville, KY 40204

Casey & Melanie Hyland, Glass

  • 619 E Main St., 
Louisville, KY 40202

Hallie Jones, Sculpture,
painting, photograpy

  • 744 S 13 Street (The Mammoth) Louisville, KY 40210
Rita Ford Jones, Oil, Watercolor

  • 422 Knobloch
, Jeffersonville, IN 47130

Craig Kaviar, Blacksmithing/Metal Work

  • 1718 Frankfort Ave
., Louisville, KY 40206

Katarzyna Kociomyk, Oil, Acrylic

  • 983 Goss Avenue, Louisville, KY 40217

Katherine Knudsen

  • 602 S Third Street, 
Louisville, KY 40202

Sally LaBaugh,
 Mixed media, oil, acrylic, charcoal

  • 1228 E Breckinridge St,
 Christ Evangelical United
Church of Christ, 
Louisville, KY 40204

Julie Leidner

  • 983 Goss Avenue, Louisville, KY 40217

Joe McGee, mixed media sculpture/paintings

  • 1146 Charles Street, Louisville, KY 40204

Douglas Miller

  • 983 Goss Avenue
, Louisville, KY 40217

Jordan Morgan, Oil

  • 983 Goss Avenue, Louisville, KY 40217

Joyce Ogden, Sculpture, mixed media

  • 5385 Buttontown Rd., 
Georgetown, IN 47122

Marie-Elena Ottman, Ceramics

  • 4100 Bent Ridge Ct., Crestwood, KY 40014

Jennifer Palmer, Watercolor, Acrylic, charcoal, mixed media on wood

  • 1080 Majestic Oaks Way, Simpsonville, KY 40067

Lea Pate, Glass

  • 13050 Middletown Industrial Blvd., Suite E Louisville, KY 40223

Amy Pender, Glass

  • 954 E Kentucky St. Hope Mills Bldg., Louisville, KY 40204

Sara Pitt, Installation/digital

  • 715 W Main St
., Louisville, KY 40202

Mike Ratterman, Wood

  • 1318 Lexington Rd., Louisville, KY 40204

Tara Remington, Printmaking/ installation

  • 744 S 13 Street (The Mammoth) Louisville, KY 40210

Ché RhodesGlass

  • Cressman Center, Glass 100 East Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202

Scott Scarboro, Mixed media

  • 2020 East Oak, 
New Albany, IN 47150

David Schuster

  • 211 S Clay St., 
Louisville, KY 40202

Rosie Sesler, Watercolor, silverpoint, graphite

  • 1005-1007 Mary Street Studios, Louisville, KY 40204

Marcus Siu

  • 983 Goss Avenue, Louisville, KY 40217

Guinever Smith, Painting

  • 2312 Sycamore Ave., Louisville, KY 40206

Debbie Stratford, Relief Painting

  • 3078 University Road Louisville, KY 40206

Petersen Thomas, Painting, illustration, sculpture

  • 815 W Market St. 806, 
Louisville, KY 40202

David Thrasher, mixed media

  • Artstore 205 E Market St New Albany, IN 47150 502-594-1724

Mike Toler, Acrylic, graphite

  • 1005-1007 Mary Street Studios, Louisville, KY 40204

Susan Tolliver, Oil Painting

  • 2125 Cave springs Pl Anchorage, KY 40223

Michael Waddell

  • 1712 Genung Dr #10, New Albany, IN 47150

Caroline Waite, Mixed media/collage/assemblage

  • 221 S Hancock Street
, Louisville, KY 40202

Matt Weir, Sculpture

  • 1034 East Oak St., 
Louisville, KY 40204

Brenda Wirth, Painting, photography, mixed media

  • 1005-1007 Mary Street Studios Louisville, KY 40204

Jenny Zeller, Photo Encaustics

  • 1228 E Breckinridge St.,
 Christ Evangelical United Church of Christ, Louisville, KY 40204

Printed Map & Mobile Map App will be available soon!

OSW Wristband TicketWristband Tickets on sale starting Tuesday, October 22, 2013 and through Sunday, November 10, 2013; $20/ea., Student tickets available at Cressman Center only, $10/ea. With valid school ID.

Wristbands are required for public participation in the tour and can be purchased online, by phone, in person:

Ticket Locations:

  • Commonwealth Bank & Trust (Highlands), 2401 Bardstown Rd., Louisville, KY 40205
  • Commonwealth Bank & Trust (Anchorage), 1402 Evergreen Rd., Anchorage, KY 40223
  • Commonwealth Bank & Trust (Middletown), 12906 Shelbyville Rd., Louisville, KY 40243
  • The Cressman Center for Visual Arts, 100 East Main St., Louisville, KY 40202 Hours: Wednesday– Friday 11:00am– 6:00pm, Saturday 11:00am– 3:00pm
  • Preston Arts Center, 3048 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40205
  • The Carnegie Center, 201 East Spring Street  New Albany, IN 47150 Hours: Tuesday– Saturday 10:00am– 5:30pm

Special Thanks to:





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Crime Maps – Week of 10-13-13

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Affordable Care Act – Public Meeting October 27th

Get the facts … from the source

St. Thomas More Church

6105 S 3rd St, Louisville, KY 40214

Sunday October 27th 6-8 pm

Learn about Kentucky Health Cooperative, kynect and the Affordable Care Act.

Come out and meet us!


Sustainable South Louisville rises again !

indexSustainable South Louisville is becoming active again.
For the past several years, we have limited ourselves to life as a Facebook page, but we have decided to come out of hiding with projects we would like to accomplish to make Beechmont a more sustainable place to live. And we want you to come join us. A small group has been meeting to develop plans to build a public orchard on the vacant lot at 3rd St. and the Interstate ramp, across from Thornton’s.
We are currently waiting for approval from the State highway dept. Danice Creagor is working on that with Dan Johnson’s office and Maria Koetter, Louisville’s Director of Sustainability.If that site falls through we have a couple others that may work as back ups. We really want that site for its visibility. It could become a flagship for other projects to come.
Ruby Backert and Laura Hosbach are also planning a rain garden on the library grounds to divert water from the storm sewers.

We are hoping to get donations from a number of area businesses:
Monty’s Joy Juice (manufactured on Allmond Ave.)
Wilson’s Greenhouse
Gagel’s Nursery
Limbwalker Tree Service (one of the owners lives on the Parkway)
Root Cellar (also lives on the Parkway)

If you know anybody associated with these businesses and would be willing to talk to them, let us know. If you know of anyone else who may be interested in helping out in some way, let us know that as well.
Our next meeting will be on Thursday, November 14 at 6:30 at my home, 4553 Southern Parkway. If you are interested in getting involved in these projects, join us and let your voice be heard. There are many steps to this process and many places where your help will be needed.

Betsy Ruhe