Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Do you know this dog??

This young male has been wandering the streets of the Butchertown neighborhood in Louisville for several weeks... He was taken to Metro Animal Services on December 29 and will be held for 5 days. Hopefully, Metro Animal Services will consider him adoptable at the end of that time - it is unlikely anyone will claim him... He appears to be young - maybe a year. medium size, friendly and very sweet. possibly a border collie mix.
this is a kill shelter - please call Metro Animal Services in Louisville 502-363-6609 if interested in adopting.
Robin Russo

Happy New Year!!!

Once again another year has flown by. As we say goodbye to 2008, and welcome in 2009 the Butchertown Neighborhood Association wishes everyone a Happy New Year. This year will undoubtedly go into the record books as one of our nation's most trying. From the economic turmoil and collapse of our financial systems, to our historic elections- 2008 was a year of uncertainty in which we clung to hope and wished for better times.

Tomorrow we turn a new leaf, and with that comes new aspirations and expectations. We hope all of you will continue to put forth the effort it takes to grow and tighten our community. Many of you have dedicated countless hours for the sake of Butchertown, and we are grateful for your service. We are looking forward to hosting new community based events, and can't wait to see you all there!

Happy New Year Butchertown, and may 2009 be a peaceful, healthy, and refreshing year!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Concrete Jungle

Please take a look at the wonderful illustrations put together by Brandon over at

If you are not up to speed on the latest news with 86-64, then this is a must. The state has just released their study on it with blaring inaccuracies. Please contact your council-person, mayor, and other elected officials to let them know how bad of an idea the expansion of Spaghetti Junction is, as well as not building the East End Bridge first!!

This is the real deal folks. The picture above is Butchertown!! ouch.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Butchertown Standup!

Bejeezus Holiday Party at The Green Building
Friday, December 19, 2008 @ 7pm

Looking for a few last minute gifts for the season? Do you love supporting local artists and the like? You're in luck!

This Friday night, Bejeezus is throwing a Holiday Party at The Green Building. Local artwork and gifts from community businesses will be available, as well as spirits & live music.. . All of which are good for your soul!

For those that aren't familiar, Bejeezus is a magazine that is pleased to call Butchertown home. For a brief history, and for up-to-date news, take a moment to check their website. ..

See you there.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Olde Tyme Christmas Celebration

Over the weekend friends and families gathered for the annual Old Tyme Christmas Celebration on Frankfort Avenue. Area property owner Emily Boone, residents Natasha Maze, Leah Deines and Leah McKinley were on hand to take part in the festivities. Emily and Leah McKinley were caught on film by the Courier-Journal discussing their favorite dog costumes. Kristina Iler and her dog, Kobe, took first place in the Best Dressed catagory, while Natasha won the coveted hundred dollar savings bond that was donated on behalf of First Capitol Bank of Kentucky. Great hat Emily!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

One Last Reminder!!!

Just a Reminder tonight is the Annual Meeting!!!! See below for Details!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Businesses of Butchertown

Are you a small, or large, business owner in Butchertown? Let us know what your service, products, or store is all about! Send a brief description, history, bios, photos, or links and tell us why you choose Butchertown to be the home of your business and we would be more than happy to get your info out to the masses. ( All entries may be sent to )

Hope to see you all at the Annual Meeting tomorrow!! (see below for details)

Monday, December 1, 2008


As requested, here is some follow up on community terror, Spaghetti Junction. Looks like there is a meeting coming up on December 10th and, of course we encourage all of our community members to attend. Here are the details:

2nd Annual 8664 Forum
Join us for this FREE event:

8664 Forum
Muhammad Ali Center, 144 North 6th Street
Wednesday, December 10th, 2008
5:30 Reception
6 - 8 pm Presentation and Q&A

Featured speakers include:

Cary Moon, Director
People's Waterfront Coalition
Seattle, Washington John Norquist, President
Former Mayor of Milwaukee, WI

If you click here you can see more 8664 updates, sign up for a mailing list and RSVP your attendance to the meeting.

Talk it Out on December 3rd

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Don't LEAF These Behind!

Bad Curb Karma.

Just a short raking tip: When raking up the mountains of leaves that our beautiful, old Butchertown trees leave behind, you might want to make sure you clean up your curbs too. Wet leaves become slimey leaves which become frozen, slimey leaves which usually results in someone slipping and falling on their behind. So for safe measures and to aid in the beautification of your own neighborhood, don't leave those nasty curb leaves in the street. Bring on good curb karma (your hubcaps will thank you)!

Good Curb Karma.

It's That Time of Year Again!

Once again, another year has flown by and it is time for the Butchertown Neighborhood Association's Annual Meeting. This has always been a great time for neighbors to gather over light refreshments, have a tasty beverage and plan for the new year. This year, we are lucky to be holding our meeting at the historic Mary Alice Hadely House, located at 1638 Story Ave., at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, December 3rd. For anyone not familiar with the Hadely's, you may get a brief history lesson here:

On the business side of this year's meeting, we will be filling vacant seats on the BNA's Board of Directors. If you would like to fill, or nominate someone for a position, please send those nominations to so they may be reviewed by the Nominating Committee. Board members serve a two-year term and must be in good standing with the associating (meaning a DUES paying member!!) . They are allowed to serve for an unlimited number of terms. We will also be collecting dues from members, which are $25 for the year and go towards various projects and community needs.

As mentioned above, we have had great food and drinks in the past. If you are able to bring an appetizer dish, make a delicious desert or beverage and will be attending, please email to coordinate the efforts. We hope to see everyone there and encourage new residents and renters alike to attend!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

First Post of Many

Hey Hey Butchertown Lovers, we've started a Blog! It has come to our attention that we're not the only people who care about our lovely community and want to see it flourish. So now when you can no longer stand the piggy stink or you're stoked to hear that the ol' church on Shelby is being rennovated, you have someone to talk about it with.

On this Blog we'll be posting community involvement events, neighborhood discussions, resident surveys and Butchertown fun facts. We encourage feedback, ideas and discussions of all sorts. So stay tuned!

Introducing the Butchertown Blog Team:

Andrew Cornelius

Brooke Vaughn-Pierce

Jason Pierce