week ahead

Dixie Highway improvements

On Monday at 1:30 p.m., Mayor Greg Fischer will announce that a long-awaited project to straighten an exit ramp off the Watterson Expressway onto Dixie Highway is underway, marking the beginning of significant improvements along the city’s busiest corridor. Congressman John Yarmouth and other dignitaries will also be on hand. The announcement will be in the parking lot of Cottonwood Suites, 4110 Dixie Highway.

Linking up faith leaders

The Mayor will announce a new online directory for faith leaders during a press conference at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Metro Hall, just before a forum for area faith leaders. The Mayor’s new Faith Directory also will allow city leaders and staff to communicate information, hear concerns and suggestions and to establish a list of venues for possible events and programs.

Special school board session

On Tuesday, Chris Brady, the chair of the JCPS board, has called a special session. At 4 p.m., there will be an executive session to discuss collective bargaining negotiations, and at 4:30 p.m., there will be a work session focusing on board priorities for the coming fiscal year.

UofL Trustees to discuss audit. Again.

UofL Trustees have a special meeting Thursday afternoon to discuss possible recommendations of action to take stemming from the A&M report. Insider will let you know what they decide.

Metro Council to vote on Yum! Center financing

Last week, the Metro Council advanced a plan for increasing the financial obligation to the Yum! Center. This will be voted on by the full Council on Thursday night. More to come on that.

Composting and bin building: Urban Grower Series

On Saturday at 10 a.m., join Louisville Grows Director Kedrick Stansfield and University of Louisville Professor Brian Barnes in a hands-on training about composting. Learn how to start and maintain a backyard composting system in a Louisville Grows designed composter and how to handle yard waste and food scraps at home to make a great organic soil amendment for gardens, yards or flower beds. The event will be held at Louisville Grows: Healthy House, 1641 Portland Avenue. To RSVP, click here.

Get some culture, quick

Saturday is the last day to use your Cultural Pass — the summer pass that gives youth under 21 free or reduced admission to many of Louisville’s attractions. According to news reports, more than double the number of passes were issued this year than were in 2016. Youth who visit at least five of the participating venues are eligible for T-shirts, raffles and additional tickets and memberships.