Friday July 13, 2012
For Immediate Release:
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3622
Louisville – On Saturday, July 28th, everyone in Metro Louisville will have the opportunity once a month to see and enjoy the best attractions in South and Southwest Louisville when the New Cut Road Trolley Hop kicks off its inaugural run.
“We are announcing an easy way to combine the fun of many events in our region with a convenient and economical way to spend a great day with family or friends,” says Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13). “This Trolley Hop is a first for our area and wonderful way to showcase some of the great places we know and love in the Southwest.”
On its inaugural run, the New Cut Road Trolley Hop leaves the Iroquois Amphitheater headed for the Jefferson Memorial Forest's Welcome Center.
Along the way, there will be stops at the Little Loomhouse, Auburndale Village Shopping Center, the southwest corner of Third Street Road and New Cut Road; Outer Loop Center, northwest corner of New Cut Road and Outer Loop and the new Fairdale Library.
“Our kickoff coincides with the Kentucky Music Weekend at Iroquois Amphitheater which is a traditional event for the summer,” says Councilman Dan Johnson (D-21). “This event is a tradition for many people and the Trolley Hop will show people who may not come out to this area that we have some great attractions.”
Metro Council members are providing the funding for the program. Joining Welch and Johnson as sponsors are Rick Blackwell (D-12), Bob Henderson (D-14), Marianne Butler (D-15) and David Yates (D-25).
While the July Trolley Hop is being held in conjunction with the Kentucky Music Festival, in August the Trolley Hop will run in conjunction with "H.M.S. Pinafore," the classic Gilbert and Sullivan musical that will have a six-night run at the Amphitheater. September's Hop will feature the Fairdale Community Fair. October will highlight the Mayor's Healthy Hometown Hike at the Jefferson Memorial forest.
“This is another example of the Southwest members of the Metro Council working together and in this case promoting a growing area that is special and unique to us,” says Yates.
“I hope people will take advantage of what can turn out to be a fun Saturday in our end of town,” says Henderson.
For more information about the kickoff of the New Cut Road Trolley Hop
Vicki Aubrey Welch (D) 13
Dan Johnson (D) 21
Rick Blackwell (D) 12
Bob Henderson (D) 14
Marianne Butler (D) 15
David Yates (D) 25