Old Louisville Journal
A Monthly Summary of
News and Events in Old Louisville
Published by OLIC, Inc., a 501(c)(3) Corporation
Volume 27, Issue 5
Central Park Gets a
Thanks to a lot of hard work and generous donations, Central
Park was seeded, planted, fertilized, mulched, graded, trimmed,
weeded, painted, and generally spruced up at the annual
improvement session held on Saturday, April 16, 2005.
Herb Fink, Chair of the Old Louisville Neighborhood Council
Property Improvement Committee,
organized the session and over 130 volunteers from the
neighborhood, along with individuals from Metro Parks and Public
Works pitched in to do the work. A barbecue lunch catered by
Masterson’s topped off the
day and was provided by Sixth District Councilman George Unseld.
Thanks to the following volunteers and workers as indicated on
the sign-up sheets:
Second Street Neighborhood Association: Jerry Birschbach, Tim
Bottorff, Susan Clark, Thomas Duffy III, Thomas Duffy IV, Craig
Dunsly, Desreon Harris, Ken Herndon, Elizabeth Johnson, Ginny
Keen, Adrian King, Sieglinde Kinne, Angelina Lockhart, Jo Ann
Lockhart, Sonya Lockhart, Zane Lockhart, Virginia McCandless,
Katie Mincey, Marshall Moore, Jak Omar, Jo An L. Paris, Jeremy
Thornewill, Kaike Thornewill, and Lily Thornewill.
Third Street Neighborhood Association: Arnold Celentano, JoAnn
Celentano, Carolyn Fuller, Cookie Fuller, Shue Hammond, Terry
Hammond, Mary Martin, Joe Martos, Kevin McFadden, Jose Armando
Melendez, Chap Morrison, Stan Murrell, Bill Peake, and William
1300 South Third Street Neighborhood Association: Chuck
St. James Court Association: Margue and Stuart Esrock and
children, Jaime Garris, Rosalie Rosenthal, Chris Ryan, and
Garvin Gate Association: Quinn Chipley, Maleva Chamberlain,
Shawn Hadley, Bob Laufer, David McQuire, Andy Perry, Susan
Rostov, Leo Schwendau, and John Sistarenik.
West Saint Catherine Street Neighborhood Association: Sandra
Needy and Rhonda Williams.
Fourth Street Neighborhood Association: Alice Belknap, Mark
Eliason, and Linda Ewen.
Toonerville Neighborhood Association: Wanda Stanley.
Ouerbacker Arts and Crafts Neighborhood Association: Joan
Central Park West Neighborhood Association: Isabela Bajandas,
Patricia Bajandas, Roberto Bajandas, Roberto J. Bajandas,
Cynthia Brown, Bill Curry, Rob Gamage, Aleasha Huested, Ed
Huested, Emily Huested, Gramma Linda Huested, Hannah Huested,
Lydia Huested, Matthew Huested, Penny Johnson, Diane Kleier,
Gary Kleier, Debra Loveall, Gordie Miles, Mike Murphy, Missy
Murphy, Barry Sandord, Judy Stallard, Allison Townsend, Doug
Wilson, Madonna Wilson, and Sam Wilson.
Kentucky Shakespeare Festival: Sean Patrick and Steven Renner.
Central Park Tennis Association: Walter Hutchins, John Scott,
and William Vaughn.
Belgravia Court Neighborhood Association: Ric Light.
Cabbage Patch: Kenneth Blair, Kassi Cawood, Diamond Downs, Tommy
Farley, Jordon Farley, Adrian King, Susan Metcalf, Alena Nelson,
Tamisha Peterson, Rene D. Smith.
Metro Parks: Mark Allentton, Guy Baker, Adrian Camacho, Cory
Cooksey, William Courtney, Roger
Ellington, Walter Elliott, David Fathergill, Dana Feldkamp,
Brian Haag, Anthony Hickman, John Hughley.
Public Works Department: Paul Burr, George Clausen, James
Gordon, Archie Hayes, Tracie Hodges.
Thanks also to Mayor Jerry Abramson, Bob Mauney, Officer Terra
Long, Donna Sanders, Dwayne Hammond, Steven Hammond, and Tracy
Thanks to the following for generous donations: David Norton,
Magnolia Bar and Grill, 1300 South Third St., Belgravia Court,
Central Park West, Cornerstone Area, Fourth Street, Garvin Gate,
Ouerbacker Arts and Crafts, Old Louisville Chamber of Commerce,
St. James Court, Second Street, Third Street, Toonerville,
Treyton Oaks, and West Saint Catherine.
Relax After Derby…
under the Pergola
in Central Park
Sunday, May 8, 2005
Bring your lawn chairs
Band to be announced
Call 635-5244 for further information
Brian Haag, Officer Terra Long, Chuck Anderson, and Linda Ewen
take a break during the Central Park Improvement Session.
A ceremony was held at the
Improvement Session designating Central Park’s adoption by the
Old Louisville Neighborhood Council under the Mayor’s Adopt-A-Park
Program. Chuck Anderson, Chair of the Old Louisville Neighborhood
Council, Michael Heitz, Director of Metro Parks, George Unseld,
Sixth District Metro Council Member, and Bill Juckett, Board Chair
of the Olmsted Parks Conservancy
took part in the ceremony.
Neighborhood involvement continues to be the key
to reducing crime, Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson and Police Chief
Robert White said at a news conference in April announcing the
expansion of several crime-reduction initiatives.
Abramson cited that Louisville Metro’s continuing commitment to
various neighborhood-based efforts resulted in 74 arrests in 24
weeks, which is approximately three arrests per week or one arrest
every other day.
”Many times, little things like filling out a tip-card, or calling
our tips hotline make the difference between an ongoing
investigation and a closed case,” Abramson said.
”As we continue to encourage and expand our neighborhood-based
initiatives, it is easier than ever before for our residents to
become more involved with the police in working against crime,”
Police Begin Hotline Push: Chief White said the Police Department is
launching a marketing campaign to aggressively promote its
designated tips hotline, 574-LMPD. “We want 574-LMPD to become
automatic for crime tips, just like 911 is known as the emergency
number,” he said.
The department is partnering with Maloney Outdoor
Advertising for a billboard advertising campaign to promote the
hotline. Maloney Outdoor donated space for 40 billboards in
locations across the community, and marketing students at Sullivan
University helped develop the “Got Crime?” campaign. Public-service
announcements on Insight cable and Metro TV also will promote the
Since the 574-LMPD hotline was first launched in October 2004, the
police department has fielded more than 1,300 phone calls.
The police department’s “Quicktip” cards initiative, which allows
residents to anonymously mail
in information pertaining to crimes, will also be expanded. The
cards will be distributed in new locations,
including Louisville Free Public Library branches, Neighborhood
Place locations and through school resource officers.
Texas Roadhouse and PrinTex USA provided funding to print 30,000 tip
cards, including 2,500 cards printed in Spanish.
Neighborhood Block Watch
Programs Shifted to Police:
To allow more interaction between police and neighborhood leaders,
Metro Government has shifted the function of Neighborhood Watch
coordination from the Department of Neighborhoods to the Police
Community Relations Division.
Renee Stigall, formerly of Neighborhoods, has joined the Police
Department as community outreach coordinator, a civilian position.
She was in charge of the Neighborhood Watch programs for the
Department of Neighborhoods, and she will continue to deliver
customer service to the Neighborhood Watch program now housed in
If you are interested in starting a Neighborhood Watch, call
MetroCall 311 or 574-5000.
If you want to reach Renee Stigall directly, here is her new contact
LMPD Community Relations
709 Fairdale Road
Louisville, KY 40218
Letter to the Editor:
Once again, Old Louisville businesses and residents are victims of
history and prejudice. And once again, we’re losing our only
supermarket—this time it’s Buehler’s at 4th and Oak.
Remember the relief you felt when you heard that the Winn-Dixie
would be replaced? Maybe, you thought, we can get a store that
actually serves our needs; a store that isn’t a corporate
afterthought; a store that doesn’t treat Old Louisville as some sort
of repugnant outpost full of criminals and junkies starving for a
But Buehler’s simply followed the Winn-Dixie model, and we allowed
them to by not demanding better choices and better service, and by
not convincing them that we would rather shop near home, than travel
to The Highlands or St. Matthews or Indiana for our groceries.
It won’t get better, and we won’t have a supermarket unless we, as
residents, business owners,
and property owners, can convince another company of our need and
desire for one and our commitment to patronize a good business in
And to do that we need to overcome our own sense of history and
self-prejudice. Do we or don’t we, collectively, believe that we
deserve the kind of quality and service found in The Highlands and
St.Matthews? The answer to that may reveal a lot about the future of
Personally, I’d love to see residents of The Highlands coming to Old
Louisville for their shopping
West St. Catherine Neighborhood Association
PASSPORT for Three Garden Tours is
A Garden Tour PASSPORT will again be available this
year for admission to three Louisville area garden tours for the
discount price of $25.00, if purchased by June 3, 2005. Total price
for separate tickets to each tour is $32.00.
The participating tours and dates are:
Cresent Hill Garden Tour,
June 4-5, 10am-5pm
Audubon Park Garden Tour,
June 26, 1pm-5pm
Old Louisville Hidden Treasures Garden Tour,
July 9-10, 10am-5pm
Each tour will feature 8-12 residential gardens. All tours will be
held rain or shine.
2005 Garden Tour PASSPORTs may be purchased at:
The Plant Kingdom,
4101 Wesport Road;
Ray of Light,
714 E. Market Street;
Thieneman’s Herbs and Perennials, 9120 Blowing Tree Road;
and Walnut Ridge Nursery and Garden Center, 2108 Hamburg
Pike, Jeffersonville, IN.
By mail, send check or money order, payable
to Garden Tour PASSPORT, to:
2308 Raleigh Lane,
Louisville, KY 40206.
Mail in deadline is May 31, 2005.
No refunds or exchanges.
GuardiaCare Services Plans
GuardiaCare Services, a non-profit agency at 215 W. Breckinridge, is
opening its doors to Old Louisville neighbors during National Senior
On Wednesday, May 11, 2005, from 11am to noon, neighbors can attend
a workshop on safety in the home for tips on reducing the risk of
falls and other injury prevention ideas. On Friday, May 13, an open
house will be held from 10 am to 1 pm to dispense community health
information and for visits to the adult day health center.
Phone 585-9949 for more information.
Get back in the Swing...
Women’s Softball League is Forming
Old Louisville resident, Patty Cox, is
forming a softball league for women over 50. The teams will play
on Monday evenings beginning May 9, 2005, at Anderson Park in
New Albany. Call her at 635-6449 if you are interested. Over 22
players have already signed up.
Patty was a ball player in her teens, took a hiatus to raise her
family, resumed playing at 27 years old, and hasn’t stopped
since. Patty is now 64 years old and plays on a 60+ tournament
team. She has played and coached the WHAS Crusaders, who raised
funds for the Crusade for Children, and the WAMZ Hams, who
raised money for St Jude’s Children Hospital. She has taken a
60+ team to the United States Softball Association Senior
Ladies’ World Tournament the last two years. The teams finished
in fourth place both times.
Patty is especially anxious to get a league up and running
because the 2007 Senior Olympics will be held in Louisville. She
encourages women not to be intimidated by the idea of resuming
or starting softball play; it’s fun, offers great comaraderie,
and is great exercise.
Patty is a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother with three
LMPD Citizens Police Academy
Now taking Applications for September Class
The Louisville Metro Police Department is
now taking applications for the September session of Citizens
Police Academy. The session will run twelve weeks, September 6,
2005 - November 22, 2005, and will meet on Tuesday nights, from
7:00PM - 9:30PM.
The purpose of the Citizens Academy is to educate the public
about the police services delivered by the Louisville Metro
Police Department in order to foster understanding and community
support for the department. This is part of the department’s
initiative to build partnerships within the communities it
The Louisville Metro Police Department has prepared a
comprehensive training program to provide Citizens Police
Academy participants with an overview of the various districts,
units, and functions of the police department. The course will
include an orientation to all police operations, including
hiring, training, laws of arrest, patrol, investigations,
traffic enforcement, accident investigation, drug enforcement
and prevention, internal affairs and discipline procedures,
helicopter operations, SWATT, crisis negotiations, canine unit,
and police/media relations. Participants will have the
opportunity to schedule a ride-along with a patrol officer in
one of our ten patrol districts and visit our telecommunications
The Citizens Academy will conclude with a graduation ceremony to
be held at Police Training Academy. Successful graduates will
take with them a diploma and a better understanding of the
Louisville Metro Police Department and the role of law
enforcement officers in today’s world.
Citizens who would like an application or more information can
contact Officer Minerva Virola:
502-367-7238 or 432-2263; E-mail:
Each Citizens Police Academy class is limited to 25 students.
Applicants will be notified by mail of acceptance to attend.
Once the class is full, applicants will be placed on a waiting
list for the next session.
Food for thought...
Author Seeks Recipes
Old Louisville writer, David Domine,
author of GHOSTS OF OLD LOUISVILLE: True Tales of Hauntings from
America’s Largest Victorian Neighborhood, (©2005 McClanahan
Publishing House, Inc.) has started work on a new project and
needs your help.
Not only is he eager to hear more first-hand accounts of your
true Old Louisville ghost stories for
his follow-up books in the GHOSTS OF OLD LOUISVILLE series, he’s
also looking for authentic Victorian recipes and kitchen lore
from the district for his latest endeavor: FROM SOUP TO NUTS:
Dining Well in America’s Largest Victorian Neighborhood.
This cookbook will not only feature authentic recipes and
preparations from Old Louisvillian
kitchens that will reveal the culinary flare displayed by
Victorian and Edwardian-era homemakers in the kitchen, it will
also offer a tantalizing glimpse of life and society in
Louisville at the turn of the 20th century.
If you have stories or recipes you’d like to share with David
Domine, please contact him at 502/718-2764 or via email at
Services Referral Program Provides Legal Help to Neighborhood
Should our not for profit association incorporate? What are
the legal and financial responsibilities of unincorporated
associations? Are our bylaws up to date? What are the legal
responsibilities of the board of directors? We need help
applying for tax-exempt status. Can our association lobby the
Metro Council or State Government? What financial records must
our association maintain? How should our association handle a
Some associations have an attorney on their board of directors
to help them navigate such legal questions. Other associations
need legal advice from time to time. To help associations with
basic legal assistance, the Louisville Metro Department of
Neighborhoods has contracted with the Legal Aid Society’s
Community Development Program to bring neighborhood associations
the resources they need through a Neighborhood Association Legal
Services Referral Program.
The contract with Legal Aid Society is not meant to provide
permanent legal services to an association. LAS will review the
request for assistance and determine the level of service it can
provide. An association may receive an initial consultation with
LAS, but depending on the nature of the legal problem, LAS may
or may not be able to complete the association’s request for
service. In some cases, LAS may be able to refer the association
to an attorney who could assist the organization. Funding is
limited for this program. Should funding run out prior to a
request for service, the association may be placed on a waiting
When an association is in need of legal assistance, contact
Kelly Long with the Louisville Metro Department of
Neighborhoods. Mr. Long will email a copy of the Application for
Legal Services or it can be downloaded from the Department of
Neighborhood’s web site.
For further information, contact Kelly P. Long, (502)574-3931,
Potlucks and Fun for Old
Louisville Kids Club
Lots of families call Old Louisville home. Let’s all get
together in an effort to have a little fun!
In an effort to build a family network, there will be a family
potluck picnic the 2nd Saturday of every month from 3:00-5:00
p.m. in Central Park (weather permitting) beginning May 14 and
running through Ocotber 8th. Please come!
If you have any questions, please email Carolyn Fuller at
CFuller@acadian-asset.com or Caroline Thornewill at
Don’t forget to pay your Old Louisville Neighborhood Council Dues!
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