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As the fight continues against drug abuse and addiction in Metro Louisville, Metro Council members applaud the Dixie Area Business Association for pulling together a first of its kind information forum and encourage residents to attend.

“Drugs in our Community: Awareness and Resources” will not only pinpoint which drugs are impacting our community; the forum also brings together many resources and agencies involved in fighting the problem to speak directly with residents seeking help.

“Our area of the county is the hardest hit with numbers of overdoses and overdose deaths.  We must educate ourselves on this epidemic that is impacting our families at an alarming rate;” said Councilwoman Marianne Butler (D-15).  “Hopefully one of the resource agencies can make a connection that helps someone seek treatment to overcome this disease.”

The event is Tuesday, April 17th at Holy Cross High School from 6pm – 7:30pm.

LMPD, Metro Safe, Louisville Health & Wellness, The Healing Place, Volunteers of America, Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital, Young People in Recovery and Celebrate Recovery are among those that will have representatives that can speak directly with those seeking help and information.  The Kentucky Harm Reduction Coalition will be on hand showing people how to safely administer Naloxon and have samples to share with residents.

“The problem our community is facing with overdoses and drugs is truly a community health problem,” says Blackwell. “That is why it is important that the entire community engage themselves with the knowledge and resources to combat this heartbreaking problem,” says Councilman Rick Blackwell (D-12).

In addition to educating one’s self on this subject, Louisville Metro Police will conduct a “Drug Toss” for residents to safely discard old medications.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to dispose of unused drugs at the Drug Toss to keep them out of the wrong hands. I greatly appreciate DABA having this most insightful forum for public education on drug abuse,” says Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13).

“Every person is affected by the opioid epidemic. I have encouraged naloxone trainings throughout our community after the first one I hosted saved the life of a dear friend’s son,” said Councilman David Yates (D-25). “I thank DABA for their leadership to bring all of these great groups together to educate our community and save lives.”

Unwanted or expired drugs can be a dangerous problem. I appreciate DABA giving seniors and others a way to dispose of these drugs in a safe way.  This helps keep these drugs out of the hands of those who might abuse them and gets them out of homes that might otherwise become a source for abusers,” says Councilwoman Cindi Fowler (D-14).

Holy Cross High School is located at 5144 Dixie Highway.

Photo: Louisville Metro Council

Dixie Highway is experiencing a renovation and renaissance as work continues on updating this important transportation corridor in Metro Louisville.

As part of that movement forward, this Saturday, more than 60 businesses will gather at the Discover Dixie Expo to showcase everything from education, financial services, healthcare and fitness to home improvement, computer and technical needs.

“The Southwest has many wonderful businesses serving our Dixie Highway community. The Discover Dixie Expo is a great way to bring together our local businesses under one roof.  Please come out to meet and support our Dixie Area Businesses!” Councilwoman Cindi Fowler (D-14).

The Dixie Area Business Association created the Expo, to highlight the benefits of the Dixie Highway Corridor, as well as other businesses in the marketplace. It is a great way to showcase these companies

“Southwest Louisville’s economy is built upon honest, reputable local businesses that serve our entire city. The Discover Dixie Expo is a showcase of these great entrepreneurs,” says Councilman David Yates (D-25). “I hope you will join me in keeping our dollars local by coming out and learning what each of these businesses can do for you!”

“Our Southwest Metro Council Team will be part of the DABA Expo to bring local government to the business community at this special event.,” says Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13). “I look forward to learning more about the many businesses that attend.”

Discover Dixie Expo is set for this Saturday, March 10th at Valley High School, 10200 Dixie Highway starting at 10:00am. Admission is free with a can good (non expired) with all going to Southwest Community Ministries.


Shop Local, Buy Local, Be Local, Discover the Power of Dixie!

  • JenCare Senior Medical Center
  • L&N Federal Credit Union
  • Leanhart Plumbing, Inc.
  • Ink Publishing & Design
  • Senior Helpers
  • Southwest YMCA
  • Valley High School
  • Metro Council District 12
  • Metro Council District 13
  • Metro Council District 14
  • Metro Council District 25
  • Signarama
  • CareSource
  • Newcomer Funeral Home
  • LG&E
  • 20/20 Eye Care
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Park Community Credit Union
  • Humana
  • Michael Walker Advertising
  • Stephenson Nursery & Garden Center
  • Cardinal Chiropractic Center
  • Beacon Community Credit Union
  • Harbor House of Louisville
  • Southwest Community Ministries
  • Owen Funeral Home
  • Karing Kleaners
  • Signature
  • Ken Thieneman Builder
  • LMPD Advisory Board
  • Advantage Funeral Home
  • Jefferson County Federal Credit Union
  • Altitude Trampoline Park
  • Berkshire Hathaway
  • Cervices, LLC
  • BNI Alliance for Business
  • Waky RadioGeorgetown Manor
  • The Riverside Farnsley Moreman
  • Heartsong Memory Care
  • Timmy’s Auto Wash
  • Edward Jones
  • G&S General Contracting LLC
  • Triology
  • SW Festival
  • Sun Vally Community Center
  • Maryhurst

discover_dixie_logo-500The Dixie Area Business Association’s (DABA) Discover Dixie Expo will be held Tuesday, September 15.

The annual B2B event, held in the gymnasium of the Ormsby Heights Baptist Church at 2120 Lower Hunters Trace, will showcase area businesses and allow other business owners, employees, entrepreneurs to see what the Dixie Highway corridor has to offer.

Over 60 exhibitors are expected from various fields including education, financial services, healthcare and fitness, home improvement, computers and technology, advertising & marketing, and others.  The event also features business seminars, a silent auction, prizes, networking and more.

Admission is free with a business card.  For the full schedule and more information, visit the Discover Dixie Expo Facebook page or official website.