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Volume 22, Issue 10

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5th District update

St. James Art  Show

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Cabbage Patch

Cultural Center



On Wednesday, October 18th at 7:30 P.M., there will be a forum at the Information Center to discuss City-County Merger. Bill Stone, former chairman of the Jefferson County Republican Party, and David Banks, former Alderman and present attormey to the Board of Alderman, will present the opposing views.

October Calendar


The Old Louisville Journal is published monthly by the Old Louisville Information Center Inc. (OLIC), a 501(c)(3) corporation, incorporated in 1984, for the purpose of receiving tax deductible contributions. OLIC is affiliated with the Old Louisville Neighborhood Council (OLNC), a non-profit association incorporated in 1976 to serve as the recognized voice of the Old Louisville Neighborhood. Submit Journal contributions to Andrew Laing, Editor, The Old Louisville Journal, 1340 S. Fourth St. Louisville, KY 40208

Phone: 635-5244




St. James Art Show
October 6th – 8th

Residents of Old Louisville should have received a notice of street closings and parking requirements during the show.  St. James Court will close at 8 AM, and Magnolia Ave. from 3rd to 6th Streets will close at 7 AM on Thursday, October 5.  Both will remain closed until 9 PM on Sunday, October 8. The east side of 6th from Park to Hill, and the south side of Park from 4th to 6th will be reserved for exhibitor parking.  Any vehicles parked in these restricted areas will be towed.  Alleys that lead into the show area will be blocked by barricades and you will need an alley access permit to pass through.

St. James Ct., Fountain Ct., Magnolia Ave., Sixth Street, Hill Street, Kensington Ct., and Park Ave. residents who normally park on the street in areas that will be closed will be provided alternative parking once again in Cochran Elementary School’s lot.  A uniformed police officer will be on duty to escort residents to their homes.  Parking permits and alley access passes will be available for pickup at Haskins Hall on Tuesday, October 3, and Wednesday, October 4 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM.

We also ask that those of you that have automated sprinkler systems to please disengage them once the artist’s tents are up.



Winning Three Years in a Row

For the third year in a row, children from Old Louisville’s Cabbage Patch Settlement House take the blue ribbon.  They participated in the program, “From Seed to Table”, which exhibits the best vegetables in the Kentucky State Fair’s Junior Division. The Cabbage Patch kids won ten blue ribbons in all, including those for best hot pepper collection, and several kinds of legumes, vegetables and tubers.  They also won six second place ribbons, one third place, and three fourth place ribbons.,

“Usually they do say city kids don’t win,” said Emily Davis, 11. “But we’ve won three years in a row.”

“From Seed to Table” is a program to help build inner city youngsters’ self esteem, to foster teamwork, and to teach them to set and meet goals.

The youngsters, ages eleven to sixteen, grew the vegetables on Janet and Sloane Graff’s farm in eastern Jefferson County. The garden is about 100 feet by 25 feet.  “It’s fun”, said Brian Allen, 14.  “You go out every Wednesday and pick stuff and have fun.”

       The second phase of the program which runs through the fall and winter, is a cooking class at the Conrad-Caldwell House. This is where the children learn how to prepare foods, including the vegetables they have grown.

The Cabbage Patch Settlement House, almost ninety years old, is an independent Christian service ministry on Sixth Street.  It began as a way to benefit low income families in the old Cabbage Patch neighborhood, now the St. James Court area.  The settlement house continues to focus on the needs of disadvantaged families from the downtown area.


The Louisville International Cultural Center

The Louisville International Cultural Center is the international visitor council for the State of Kentucky.  Through various programs sponsored by the J.S. State Department, LICC organizes an unpaid internship for each individual with a local business or organization.  Every day the guests go to work as if they were a normal part of that organization’s staff.  And they live in the home of their host family as a normal member of the family.  A number of Old Louisville Residents host visitors on a regular basis.

In October, LICC will be hosting a group of Ukrainians from the city of Donestsk, a mining town in the eastern part of the country.  We at LICC would like to invite you in Old Louisville to open your hearts and homes to these visitors for two-week home stays from October 7th through November 2nd.  We can guarantee a warm, friendly experience in international culture which will also give you the opportunity to participate directly in U.S. foreign policy.

If you are interested in participating in this unique opportunity, or finding out more about LICC, please contact us at 561-5422,, visit us at 838 S. Fourth Street, or check out our web site at


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