Go Green in Your Old Home!


Saturday April 12, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Preservation Louisville
631 South 5th Street
The Brennan House Historic Home
Louisville, KY 40202

“They don’t build them like they used to.”

No, they don’t. And if you live in a home built before 1950, it is critical that you take that little saying to heart.

Led by architect Gary Kleier, this workshop will explore components of a historic home and highlight how preservation can be the ultimate in “green” living. With 33 years of experience, and specialties in historic renovation, restoration and applying green concepts in historic structures, Kleier is sure to help those dealing with rehabilitation issues in a historic home who are interested in achieving environmentally friendly results in the most cost efficient manner.

Hands on History for April will explore the concept of “Green”; how to make it work in the older home; and why so much of what is presented to us today does not work. Join us for three hours of solid information on “Greening” your home while saving you money in the process.

Workshop: $30
Preservation Louisville Members: $20

 Register Here

NEW DATE for the Derby Mini & Full Marathon – APRIL 19, 2014


The MARATHON route will affect Breckenridge St., Winter Ave., Barrett Ave. and Baxter Ave. in the Highlands.


The ROUTE HAS ALSO CHANGED for this year – Click here for the 2014 Final Course Map

2014 Derby Marathon Street Closures
04-18-14 & 04-19-2014

The following streets will be closed and or have their traffic diverted. Adjacent streets to the below listed route may also be effected.

The below listed street will have NO PARKING from 7: 00 a.m on 4-18 to 4:00 p.m. on 4-19.

Preston from Witherspoon to Main Street

The below listed street will be closed from 9:00 a.m. on 04-18 to 4:00 p.m. on 04-19.

River Road – from Preston St. to Witherspoon Street

The below listed streets will be closed from 4:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on 04-19

Main Street – from Jackson Street to Brook Street
Preston St – from Main to River Road
Witherspoon St. – from Floyd St. to Clay Street

The following streets will be closed from 7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on 04-19

Official Start: Brook St. & Main St.
Main Street – from Jackson to 20th Street
20th Street – from Main St. to Market Street
Market Street from 20th to 15th Street
Muhammad Ali – From 15th St. to 18th Street
18th St. – from Muhammad Ali to Broadway
Broadway – from Dixie to 2nd Street
4th St. – from Broadway to Oakdale
Park Ave – from 4th St to 6th St
6th St. – from Park Ave to Magnolia
Magnolia – from 4th St. to 6th St
Central Avenue – from Taylor Blvd to 2nd

The following Streets will be closed from 7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on 4-19.

3rd Street – from Central Ave. to Southern Parkway
3rd Street – from Central Avenue to Main Street
3rd Street – from Broadway to Main Street (New Marathon Course)
The following Streets will be closed from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m on 4-19.
Southern Parkway – from 3rd St. to New Cut Road
Iroquois Park (The Park will close at 7:00 a.m.)
Taylor Blvd. – from Huntoon to Kenwood (Cross Traffic will be allowed)


The following Streets will be closed from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on 4-19.

Breckenridge Street – from 3rd to Barret Avenue
Barret Avenue to Winter Ave
Winter to Baxter Avenue
Baxter to Broadway
Broadway to 3rd St. (North westbound lanes for runners) – Use two way traffic on south Eastbound Broadway. Broadway I-65N Ramp exit 136A will be shut down. Access to I-65N exit to 136B only.


No Parking midnight Friday, April 18th – 6PM Saturday, April 19th on the all the above Street Closures


Saturday, April 26

Lost Boys – 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Tarnations – 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 27

No Tools Loaned – 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Appalatin – 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.


May 26 (Monday) – Old School (Classic Rock/Soul and Funk)
June 1 – Laurie Jane and the 45s (Swing)
June 8 – Blair Carmen (Rockabilly)
June 15 – Lil T and A (Soulful R and B and Rock)
June 22 – Appalatin (Caribbean/Appalachian/Latin)
June 29 – Tony and the Tan Lines (Yacht Rock)
July 6 – Delicious Blues Stew (Cajun and Blues)
July 13 – Cosa Seria (Salsa)
July 20 – Stray Cat Blues Band (Blues/ R and B)
July 27 – Wulfe Bros. and Wulfe Pack (Soul/R and B/Blues)
Aug. 3 – Will Cary (Night crawler Rock)
Rain Dates – Aug. 10TH, 17TH and 24TH
Sept. 7 – (Sunday) Ovation Orchestra

No Alcohol – No Pets – No Soliciting

This is a FREE event, but please bring canned goods and/or hygiene products
to help support the Highlands Community Ministries Dare to Care programs.

The Spring 2014 Cherokee Triangle Association Newsletter is now available to view online.

Click here to view – CherokeeNewsletter_Spring2014

The Cherokee Triangle Tree Committee Tree Tutorial that was originally scheduled for Saturday, March 29 at 10:00 a.m. has been rescheduled for Sunday, March 30 at 1:00 p.m. due to a strong chance of rain on Saturday.

New Info:

CTA Tree Committee Tree Tutorial
Sunday March, 30, 2014
1:00 p.m.Longest Ave and Willow Ave.

Feed the Dirt! Community...ing for Louisville, KY.Over 25% of our city’s waste is organic and compostable – a total of 250,000 tons. As a community, we can divert that organic material away from the landfill and into our local food economy.

Have you wanted to “liberate” your organic waste from the landfill, but just don’t have the time, energy, a good place to do it, nor a garden to use the compost? Now with the Feed the Dirt Project you can get your residential or small business waste picked up as a part of a composting pilot program! For more information and to sign up for compost pick-up – visit www.feedthedirt.org.

Need some compost for your garden? You can get compost for your garden from Feed the Dirt as well. All they ask is a small donation of your time to help the project!

100% Local Compost
The compost we produce is designed for use in organic and sustainable agriculture. The ingredients used in our composting process means that a wide range of nutrients are present in the final product. Both outdoor thermophilic composting with manual aeration (thanks to all the volunteers!) and vermicomposting process are used by our team. Over 10 tons of compost have been donated to various community gardens thus far, including:

  • UofL’s Garden Commons

  • UofL’s Urban & Public Affairs Garden

  • the Limerick Community Garden

  • the Brandeis Community Garden

  • over 20 individuals with backyard or community garden plots

Arbor Day Tree Give Away

Presented by Jefferson County Master Gardener Association


Saturday, April 12
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Louisville Nature Center, 3745 Illinois Ave.


Jefferson County Master Gardener Association members will be on hand to provide information on the tree varieties and to help with selection. Other gardening related information, including raised bed gardening, will be available.


800 trees will be given away:
Dogwood, River Birch, Washington Hawthorn, Bald Cypress, Pecan, White Oak and Southern Red Oak

 There is a limit of 3 trees per person.

Questions? Contact: jcmgaevents@gmail.com


Jefferson County Master Gardener Association, Highlands-Douglass & Deer Park Neighborhoods and The Louisville Nature Center


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