Notice of Public Comment Period and Hearing
Jul
26
to Aug 26

Notice of Public Comment Period and Hearing

Notice of Action on a Federally Enforceable District Origin Operating Permit (FEDOOP)

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to revise an operating permit for Print Fulfillment Services, LLC (Lithographic and Digital Printing Operation), 2929 Magazine Street, in accordance with Regulation 2.17. The revised operating permit is for incorporating new equipment and removing Green House Gas limits as they do not apply to this company. The 30-day public comment period starts July 26, 2017, and ends on August 25, 2017. A public hearing may be scheduled if the District determines that there are germane, unresolved issues or substantial public interest, in accordance with Regulation 2.07.

            Drafts of the permit and summary are available at the District office, 701 West Ormsby Avenue, Louisville, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, by calling Paul Aud at (502) 574-6000 or emailing airpermits@louisvilleky.gov or at the following website: http://www.louisvilleky.gov/APCD/docket. Copies of the application are available upon request. Written comments will be accepted at airpermits@louisvilleky.gov until midnight or at the District office until 5:00 p.m. onAugust 25, 2017.

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FIT TUESDAYS AT KFC YUM! CENTER FREE FITNESS CLASS SERIES
Aug
1
to Sep 19

FIT TUESDAYS AT KFC YUM! CENTER FREE FITNESS CLASS SERIES

Hello Smoketown! The KFC Yum! Center, in partnership with the YMCA of Greater Louisville, will host “Fit Tuesday” exercise classes on the arena’s Norton Healthcare Plaza every Tuesday evening at 5:45PM from June 6-August 29. No classed will be held July 4 or 18. The 45-50 minute complimentary classes will be taught by certified fitness instructors from the YMCA and are open to people of all ages and fitness levels. Advance registration is not required and participants do not need to bring any equipment, though an exercise mat, water bottle and sweat towel are recommended for most classes.

Although these classes have started, it's not to late to begin and have fun. This is a family friendly event and environment. What's even better, it's FREE. So come on out and shake, dance, and move like a rock star that you truly are. 

iHeart Media’s 100.5 Kiss FM will play music for each class, conduct prize giveaways and give guests a chance to meet their favorite on-air radio personalities. 

Participants will be required to sign a waiver. A parent or guardian must be present for participants under 18. 

Class Schedule:

June 6 – Dance Fitness
June 13 – Boot Camp
June 20 – Insanity
June 27 – POUND
July 11 – POUND
July 25 – Zumba
August 1 – Turbokick
August 8 – Zumba
August 15 – POUND
August 22 – Yoga
August 29 – Boot Camp

Download a printalbe schedule here

Click here for class descriptions

 

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 NOW OPEN: GREY STREET FRAMERS MARKET (Every Thursday)
Aug
17
to Oct 11

NOW OPEN: GREY STREET FRAMERS MARKET (Every Thursday)

Established by the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences to increase access to fresh, locally grown food in the east downtown area of Louisville, this seasonal open air market features 10-12 vendors each week offering local farm products including fruits, vegetables, prepared foods, eggs, grass-fed meats, breads, jams, canned goods, granola, kettle corn, crafts, and more.
  
Location
400 block of E. Gray Street between S. Jackson and S. Preston streets, in front of the UofL School of Public Health & Information Sciences and Louisville Metro’s Department of Public Health & Wellness buildings in Louisville, Kentucky

Dates
Thursdays, 10:30am - 1:30pm
mid-May - October

Contact
Gray Street Farmers Market
email

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Kentucky State Fair 2017
Aug
17
to Aug 27

Kentucky State Fair 2017

11 DAYS: A STATE OF FUN

Each day of the Kentucky State Fair is a whole new experience! Packed with different music, competitions, animals, shows and more. You could visit all 11 days and every one of them would be unique!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Friday, August 18, 2017

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Monday, August 21, 2017

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Friday, August 25, 2017

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Sunday, August 27, 2017

To view more details visit state fair

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 FRESH STOP MARKET- Fresh Corn is Coming
Aug
22
to Oct 31

FRESH STOP MARKET- Fresh Corn is Coming

Attention All SMOKETOWN Residents, Fresh Stop Market is coming along wonderfully. This week be looking for fresh corn from the farm. I hope for those who have purchased a share at the last market that you enjoyed the watermelon and green tomatoes. 

As you know, earlier this year, the 2nd Street Kroger had closed their doors leaving the community to find an alternative (most inconveniently) way to shop for food. Thanks to New Roots Fresh Stop Market which is an organization that believes that simply having convenient access to and affordability to food is a basic human right. 

New Roots is also a FOOD JUSTICE movement that is spreading the word of urban communities becoming food deserts and in hopes that with this movement it not only improves access and affordability but brings the community together.

They are always welcoming the community to step up and become leaders in the market. There are various opportunities for you to get involved. To learn move visit the website.

The markets are held bi-weekly every Tuesday at Coke Memorial UMC 428 E. Breckenridge St, from 4:30-6:30 pm. The next market will be on August 8, 2017. All orders are due each Friday (by 6pm) before the market. 

If you are not a Smoketown resident then that's okay. Fresh Stop Markets are all around Metro Louisville. View website for closest location near you.

FRESH FOOD FOR EVERYBODY EVERYWHERE

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CELEBRATING CULTURE
Aug
25
to Aug 27

CELEBRATING CULTURE

The African Heritage Festival is a celebration of unity, culture, art and history across the African Diaspora.  It is a joyous three-day event for the whole family with great food, music, dance, sports, fashion, cultural demonstrations, children’s activities, resources for healthy living and so much more. Join us for this exciting celebration of African, African-American, and Caribbean cultures!

On Friday at KCAAH, the Opening Ceremony will kick off the weekend with a reception and program honoring African heritage culture, history and art.

Saturday’s African Heritage Festival will be a joyous event for the whole family with great food, music, dance, sports, theater, fashion, cultural demonstrations, children’s activities, resources for healthy living and so much more. What a great way to honor African, African-American and Caribbean cultures in Louisville and add to the revitalization efforts in the historic Russell neighborhood. All activities are free and open to the public. Some highlights include:
• a parade of marching bands, dance teams, bicycle groups, community organizations and more down Muhammad Ali Blvd. starting at 9th Street and ending at 18th Street where the festival will take place in front of the KCAAH
• a soccer tournament held at Champions Park organized by KOSSA featuring 10 teams from at least 5 states with players representing 20 countries of origin
• a street basketball tournament presented by KOSSA and the organizers of the Dirt Bowl
• the widely beloved Books & Breakfast at the festival
• a how-to fair with community members teaching useful and fun things
• live entertainment from 12-6:30pm
• “Under the Story Tree” storytelling fest
• Children’s activities from 11am-7pm
• Food, merchandise and informational vendors from across the city and the surrounding region

Rounding our the weekend on Sunday at 2:30pm the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage presents Sankofa Dance Theater :Invoke...Called by the Ancestors." Sankofa Dance Theater, based in Baltimore, presents world-class, authentic African art in the form of dance, music, and folkways for national and international audiences. The company's work is rooted in healing and bringing intercultural understanding to the global village while staying true to the definition of the word "Sankofa" - which means to learn from the past in an effort to build for the future. Special performance by local poets Hannah Drake and Tytianna Smith.

What: African Heritage Festival

When: Friday-Sunday, August 25-27

Where: 1701 W. MUHAMMAD ALI BLVD., LOUISVILLE, KY 40203

Time: 08/25/2017 - 7:00pm to 08/27/2017 - 4:30pm

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 

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WOMEN ENGAGED!
Aug
26
9:30am 9:30am

WOMEN ENGAGED!

Women Engaged aims to encourage, empower, excel, equip and explore life for the good of ourselves, our families and our communities

We want to see women everywhere, standing strong in unity, investing in our communities, and supporting, strengthening and celebrating one another in spirit, wisdom and truth

Core Values:

  • Improve self and increase overall awareness of who we are
  • Initiate conversation, interact with, include and seek to build relationships with all people
  • Involve and invest ourselves in our neighborhoods, businesses and stakeholders in the community
  • Identify needs individually and collectively, proactively taking action whenever possible
  • Inspire, influence, inform and equip our youth and young adults to become productive citizens
  • Increase care for our bodies and souls

 

WE meets every fourth Saturday at the Louisville Urban League from 9:30AM– 12N

WE invite you to join us on this journey and bring a friend!

For more information contact:

Dianne Lewis Brown

502.939.5622

dl_brown@bellsouth.net

w.e.womenengaged@gmail.com

       

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Louisville Black LGBT Pride Festival
Aug
27
12:00pm12:00pm

Louisville Black LGBT Pride Festival

The Louisville Black LGBT Pride Festival is an all day event being put on by Spring Gate Entertainment on August 27th, 2017 on the 700 block of East Market Street. Highlights of the Festival will include DJ's, vendor booths, food trucks, and performances from local AND national artists/musicians. We are inviting the whole city of Louisville for a day of promoting cultural awareness, inclusion and diversity.

The proceeds of the Festival will be donated to Shades, a University of Louisville student group for LGBT students of color that is dedicated to promoting diversity, inclusion, and the dynamics of the intersecting identities of gender, sexuality, and race.

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FREE: COLLEGE PREP AND FINANCIAL AID WORKSHOP
Aug
29
6:30pm 6:30pm

FREE: COLLEGE PREP AND FINANCIAL AID WORKSHOP

High school and college students and families throughout Louisville are invited to meet with representatives from Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) will be on hand to provide students and families with detailed information about college access and the financial aid process.

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP at yarmuth.house.gov/rsvp. or call

502-582-5129

When: August 29, 2017

Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Where: Louisville Male Traditional High School, 4409 Preston Highway (Gheens Auditorium), Louisville, KY 40213

 

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Subway Fresh Fit Hike Bike and Paddle
Sep
4
7:30am 7:30am

Subway Fresh Fit Hike Bike and Paddle

The Subway Fresh Fit Hike Bike & Paddle is a twice annual event held every Memorial & Labor Day.  Thousands of participants flock to Waterfront Park to enjoy a morning full of fun. Bring the entire family for this free, healthy hometown event. Various fitness demonstrations start the day including yoga, tai chi, zumba, pickleball, NIA and much more. There are numerous vendor booths available for information and giveaways.  After all of that, take your pick from a 5k hike, 9.5-mile bike ride or a paddle on the Ohio River. This event is not a race. It is open to participants of all levels and we encourage everyone to get out and enjoy the festivities!

Free t-shirt with completion of a short survey, while supplies last.  Go Green! Bring your own water bottles!  Fill stations are available at Waterfront Park.

Admission: Free!

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SMOKETOWN FAMILY WELLNESS CENTER MEETING
Sep
7
6:00pm 6:00pm

SMOKETOWN FAMILY WELLNESS CENTER MEETING

Smoketown Family Wellness Center is excited to invite and welcome you to their next community advisory meeting in the community room of the historic PCC building located at 760 S. Hancock Street from 6-7:30pm Thursday, September 7th.  While that can’t meet in the clinic due to continuous construction, at least they’re able to host the meeting inside the building.  Woohoo, way to go SFWC

Please enjoy FREE DINNER followed by discussion on the following:

  • Renovation Update
  • Begin planning for clinic opening event (hopefully late fall)
  • Upcoming community events: Give for Good Louisville September 14 and Smoketown GetDown Sept. 15

 

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Louisville Community Grocery Store Organizational Meeting
Sep
12
to Nov 15

Louisville Community Grocery Store Organizational Meeting

Come out and meet with your community to help organize a Louisville community grocery store! We meet on the second Tuesday of the month. Make decisions and learn how to organize a community-owned business

Where: Location: Western Library Meeting Room, 604 S. 10th St. 5:30-7:30 p.m.: 5:30-6:30 p.m. (Community meeting),6:30-7:30 pm (Committee meetings)

When: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 (Dates: Sept 12; Oct 10; Nov 14)

Learn more at www.loufoodcoop.com

Please take the survey:   http://tinyurl.com/loufoodcoop

Find us on Facebook:       facebook.com/loufoodcoop

Email us:              louisvillefoodcooperative@gmail.com

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4TH ANNUAL SMOKETOWN GETDOWN FOR DEMOCRACY
Sep
15
4:00pm 4:00pm

4TH ANNUAL SMOKETOWN GETDOWN FOR DEMOCRACY

Jefferson County Chapter of Kentuckians For The Commonwealth presents the 4th Annual Smoketown GetDown for Democracy! Smoketown GetDown is a FREE block party powered by the people and open to the public with live entertainment and local food & beer.

Featuring voter registration, Smoketown organizations, family-friendly activities, food trucks, and a West Sixth Brewing beer garden. Smoketown GetDown is co-hosted by the Jefferson County Chapter of Kentuckians For The Commonwealth and Kertis Creative.

The GetDown Line-up includes: DJ Yared Sound, Str8Diamonds Dance Team, The Jesse Lees, featuring Otis Junior, Junior J & Piff the Dragon, and The Afrophysicists

GetDown Facebook Event:

What: 4th SMOKETOWN GETDOWN

When:  Friday, September 15, 2017 

Where: Corner of Shelby & Lampton

Time: 4:00pm-10:00pm

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Aug
21
6:30pm 6:30pm

SMOKETOWN NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION MEETING

NOTICE OF IMPORTANT COMMUNITY MEETING

Calling all Smoketown to attending the Neighborhood Association meetings that are held every 3rd Monday of each Month at Bates Memorial Baptist Church 620 Lampton St. 6:30-7:30pm.

You will get to meet some of the board members and some community leaders. Learn about things that are happening in your community as well as bring ideas, make suggestions, and share concerns to be addressed. 

Please join us in the next neighborhood meeting to make your voice be heard.

 

 

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