Cardinal Valley coat drive

As the leaves begin to change and the weather begins to cool, many of us start to prepare for the very cold temperatures that follow in the winter months. At this time of year, staff members at Cardinal Valley Elementary School begin to look for coats, hats and glove for students.

coatsCardinal Valley has many students who live in poverty: 97 percent are on free and reduced lunch. There are many students who are learning English as a second language and, as such, face language barriers in getting resources. Currently there are 700 students at Cardinal Valley.

If you would like to donate a coat, gloves or hats for the annual coat drive, it would be greatly appreciated. Coats should be sized for children ages 4-12. Items can be dropped off on the front porch at 721 Aurora Ave. (Ann Olliges).

Thank you so much for your consideration and help with keeping these students warm during the winter months.

Mentelle Park repaving Friday

Kentucky American Water Co. contractor ATS Construction plans to repave the east side of Mentelle Park on Friday, Oct. 21. Parking on that side of the street likely roadworkwill be prohibited beginning late Thursday.

This work is being done because the water company’s previous contractor did a poor job of repaving last year when the street’s original 1906 water main was replaced. Company officials agreed to redo the work after Council Member Jake Gibbs and neighborhood association members complained.


Meeting Oct. 26; here’s the ballot

voteThe Mentelle Neighborhood Association’s fall general meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, at Ashland Elementary School. The business meeting includes election of association officers. The ballot, as prepared by the nominating committee, can be viewed or downloaded from this link:  mna-2017-ballot. Other association members are welcome to nominate themselves for any office, either by emailing secretary Liz Reucroft no later than Oct. 19 or by making a nomination from the floor at the meeting. Please plan to attend this important meeting to find out what’s happening in your neighborhood.