Current Events and Notices
A Taste of Corbetts February 20
An opportunity to celebrate the life of a culinary icon, Chef Dean Corbett, as well as support his wife and three sons. The evening will consist of a tasting from over 50 of Louisville’s greatest chefs, a live auction and live music. The event will be held at The Olmstead, 3701 Frankfort Avenue, on February 20 at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are available here. Please note, traffic will be heavy and the gate at the Masonic Home and Washington Square will be open for thru traffic that evening.
Cafe' LOUIE 2019 Feb 23
Meet your legislators at the Louisville Free Public Libraries in 2019. The purpose of Café LOUIE is to provide constituents and their elected representatives a chance to engage and “get-to-know” each other in an informal setting.
From 9:00 am to 10:00 am each Saturday morning through March 30, attendees will be able to meet and interact with their elected officials. Elected officials will be given a brief time for prepared remarks and to answer a few pre-selected questions submitted by attendees. The focus of these meetings is engagement through personal conversations.
Mark your calendars for two District 9 opportunities Bill Hollander will attend:
* Saturday, February 23 – Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue
For a complete listing of Café LOUIE events, please click here.
Tax Preparation Assistance
Bill Hollander’s office is partnering with the Louisville Asset Building Coalition (LABC) to provide FREE tax preparation services again in 2019. The service is FREE if you earned $64,000 Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) or less in 2018 or if you qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Call the appointment line today to see if you qualify and make your appointment! Appointments are available every Friday through the end of tax season between 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at United Crescent Hill Ministries, 150 S. State Street, in Clifton. Please call the appointment line at 502-305-0005 to make an appointment or visit https://louisvillekyvita.cascheduler.com.
Do you instead file your own taxes? Through the LABC website there are two options to self-file online. The “Turbo Tax Freedom Edition” is available if you have $33,000 or less in income. The software has a well-designed interview process that guides you through the process of making decisions about your filing status, inputting your income and making decisions about deductions and tax credits for which you may qualify. The other option is “My Free Taxes”, which is available if you make $64,000 or less. This program is developed by H&R Block and uses an interview process. Click here for more information.
Benefit for Detective Jeremy Meyer's family March 22
A benefit for Detective Jeremy Meyer’s family will be held Friday March 22, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Rivers Edge Events and Rentals (375 Sunview Drive in Shepherdsville, 40165). There will be food, music, a live silent auction as well as March Madness viewing options. The cost is $20 per ticket, children 13 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased at the St. Matthews Police Department or Shepherdsville Police Department. Monetary donations are accepted as well.
Jeremy was a member of the St. Matthews Police Department and community. He began his career with the Shepherdsville Police Department in 2004 and transferred to the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office in 2011. He continued his career at the St. Mathews Police Department in 2012.
After a valiant battle with cancer, he passed away on January 2, 2019 at the age of 44. He leaves a wife of 22 years, Kelly Meyer, and daughter Kayla Marie, age 11.
New KY Driver's License
Jefferson County anticipates the roll-out of the new KY Drivers License process on March 19. There will be many changes and you need to have all the facts! Here are some of the changes:
- Extended Shelf Life. 4-year expiration to an 8-year expiration
- New pricing
- Choice of Standard drivers license or Volunteer Travel ID (Real ID) for those who travel domestically or visit govt buildings (military bases, White House Tour)
- Identity Verification. New document requirements to apply (all document names must match)
- Arrival in Mail. License mailed to you (versus receiving it at time of application)
Complete information can be found here.
Community Forum April 11: The New KY Driver's License
A Community Forum hosted by the Woman’s Club of St. Matthews and the City of St. Matthews will be held on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at the St. Matthew’s Community Center. Circuit Court Clerk David Nicholson will provide an update for anyone interested and will be on hand to answer questions about the new KY licenses.
For additional information regarding the new KY driver’s license, click here.
Volunteers Needed St. MAM
Office: 1 Day per Quarter – Compile and fold newsletters for distribution. Time: TBD
Food Pantry: Retail Pick-Ups – Monday – Friday mornings to pick up donations from retail partners.
Homebound Food Delivery: Prepare Food Bags – Individuals or a group to come in one day a month and pull the food from the St. MAM Food Pantry.
and Delivery Drivers – 4th Tuesday (1-3pm) & 4th Wednesday (10am-12pm). (Background checks and a copy of your car insurance policy are required.)
Substitutes: All Days – On-call individuals who would be available to help when regular volunteers are sick or out of town.
Contact Suzanne at 893-0205 or SuzanneDeGregorio@stmam.com
Senior Care Experts
May 11, 2019 is our annual spring Shred/Drug toss day at our offices. 145 Thierman Lane, 40207
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Donations accepted.
Storytime Changes at St. Matthews Eline Library
Due to the expansion of the St. Matthews Eline Library and the renovation of City Hall, the regular Baby, Toddler and Preschool Storytimes have moved to the St. Matthews Community Center, 310 Ten Pen Lane, to provide more convenient and safer parking. For days and times of all the free Storytimes, check the St. Matthews Library website by clicking here.
St. Matthews Library Storytimes will continue throughout the branch closure at the St. Matthews Community Center, 310 Ten Pin Ln., 40207
Baby : Thursdays, 10:15
Toddler: Wednesdays, 10:15
Preschool: Wednesdays, 11:15
Stadium to replace Voll Field
Stadium to replace Voll Field
A proposal has been approved by the City of St. Matthews Council to allow Trinity High School Foundation, Inc. (THSF) and St. Matthews Little League to cooperatively build and maintain a modern high school baseball sports stadium at the St. Matthews Community Center Park. This project includes demolition, site work and construction of the project which will be the sole responsibility of THSF including construction management and obtaining any required permits and plan approvals.
The City of St. Matthews retains ownership of the stadium and reserved in its lease agreement to THSF the right to open the facility to City use, when not being occupied by Trinity High School or the St. Matthews Little League. The project will be completed in spring 2019.
40% Rebate on Purchase of Shade Trees
While many of us typically imagine springtime when thinking about tree planting, cold weather months are actually a great time to get a new tree in the ground! Planting a tree while it’s dormant will give it the opportunity to establish in its new home before leafing out when spring rolls around. If you’re thinking about planting a tree at home, now’s the perfect time to do it.
TreesLouisville, in partnership with the Louisville Metro Division of Community Forestry, is currently running a Tree Rebate Program as an incentive for homeowners to plant more trees. The Tree Rebate Program is open to all residents of Jefferson County. Participants can earn a rebate of 40 percent (up to $80) on the purchase of a shade tree. Rebates will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis until funds run out. For full details, visit treeslouisville.org/rebate.