BNA – January Monthly Meeting

Women and girls in Toronto, Canada screaming with joy during a visit by the Beatles to their city.   (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Monday January 9th at Iroquois Library at 7PM. Come out and meet the new board members and check out plans for the New Year.

BNA Elections & Firehouse Chili

bnachiliBNA Elections & Chili Supper

November 21st at 6 PM . Beechmont Firehouse 501 W. Ashland

You must be a paid up member in good standing to Vote or become a Board member.

Dues are $10/ per year per Family and can be paid at the event.

If you are interested in being a board member, we are looking for active people. You will need to attend the board meetings and plan on being involved in committees and projects. If you have an interest contact Joan Shepherd at

Free Trees – Canvassing – Training – Planting

Beechmont LLT Flyer

Louisville Grows Campaign

Beechmont LLT Interest Gathering 7.31.16


Center for Neighborhoods Summit – Scholarships

Many of you have expressed an interest in getting involved in making Beechmont a safer, healthier, more family friendly neighborhood. We in the Beechmont Neighborhood Association want to encourage your interest and we want to better empower you to do so with increased knowledge about our city and access to various resources to do so.

In this effort to do so, the BNA is offering up to ten scholarships to Beechmont BNA members to attend the upcoming Center For Neighborhoods Summit, Saturday, June 4th. In addition to the workshop sessions themselves, this will be a great opportunity to meet and network with government, local agency and other neighborhood leaders.

If we get your applications in by this Friday May20th , in addition to the Neighborhood Summit events and lunch, your scholarship will include free parking.

We are hoping to see all ten scholarships accepted and at our next BNA meeting in June, we would like to recognize those who have accepted our offer and attended the 2016 CFN Neighborhood Summit.

The first comment under this post is a flyer on the institute. The next two are the workshop listings and descriptions for the two morning breakout sessions. Further information can be obtained from the Center For Neighborhoods website.

If interested, contact me. Private message or email at I am working with CFN and BNA on the logistics of getting your BNA scholarships paid through enrollment on the CFN website.



I Found a Syringe in the Yard … Now What?

If you find a syringe in your yard, you can call the Health Dept. at 502-574-6520 or the Police Non-Emergency number at 502-574-7111 option 5 and they will send people out to pick it up safely.

If you choose to dispose of these yourself, please follow these guidelines.

What are needle stick injuries and sharps? Needle-stick injuries are wounds caused by needles that accidentally puncture the skin. Injection of blood-borne viruses is the major hazard of needle stick injuries, especially the viruses that cause AIDS (the HIV virus), hepatitis B and hepatitis C. The term “sharps” means objects or devices with sharp points, protuberances or cutting edges that are capable of cutting or piercing the skin.

How do we prevent needle stick injuries?  Do not place your hands into areas or objects where you cannot see as sharps may be concealed there e.g. overgrown garden beds, rubbish bins. Use tongs or rubbish grabbers to pick up or move rubbish

What if someone finds a “sharp”?   Before you handle sharps – move away any people (especially children) who are nearby • Ensure there is space to move and to clearly observe the sharps and your hands • Do not handle more than one item at a time. If there are multiple sharps, carefully separate them using a stick or implement – do not try to flick them or pick them up with a grabber/implement. Pick them up by the barrel of the syringe. Do not attempt to bend over the needle. Use a Sharps container or if one is not available put the syringe needle end in to a suitable container (Soda cans or Detergent bottles can be used for this purpose) Seal the container with the lid or tape to insure the syringe can’t fall out. Dispose of in the garbage or call for pickup as above.

Warn your children to stay away from these things, so they won’t get stuck.

BNA Chili Supper & Elections – Nov 16th

bildeBoard Elections and Chili at the Firehouse – 501 West Ashland Ave. – November 16th 6:30 till 9:00 pm.  To vote you must be a paid up member of the BNA . This is our annual general meeting and board elections for 2016. We will have Firehouse chili and hot dogs. We also will have a membership table setup so you can renew. $10/ Family/ Year