Many years ago, our community was part of Farmington, the once sprawling farm of the Speed family. On March 1, 1924, developer C.C. Hieatt purchased 46 acres off Taylorsville Road and created the subdivision of Kingsley as an extension of the Strathmoor neighborhood. On December 21, 1939 Kingsley was incorporated as a sixth class city, which today we refer to as a Home Rule City. After a little over 80 years, Kingsley has 176 single-family residences, 2 apartments, 3 businesses and lots of green space.
Kingsley is in Louisville Metro Council District 8. Our District 8 Councilman is Ben Reno-Weber who can be reached at 502-574-1108. You can email Ben or his assistant Betsy Foster through the website: www.louisvilleky.gov/government/metro-council/districts-1-26
We encourage you to take walks in our beautiful neighborhood. Many of our residents—especially when the weather is nice—enjoy the extensive sidewalk system that fronts all Kingsley properties. Stretch your legs, burn some calories, and meet the neighbors. Also, be sure to take advantage of Kingsley Green. It’s a great place to toss a football or to let the little ones expend some energy.
We hope you enjoy living in Kingsley. This website was established to connect residents with City leadership, provide access to ongoing important City information, and keep residents up-to-date about City affairs and events We’d also love to proactively contact you with important events and activities. Please register here with your email information. You can find our contact information on the City Government tab, so don’t hesitate to call the Mayor or one of your City Commissioners should you have any comments or concerns.
The Mayor and Commissioners of the City of Kingsley
PO Box 5515
Louisville, KY 40255-0515
Commissioner Opening Filled
We have a new commissioner! Les Goldring was sworn in during our February meeting to be the commissioner in charge of waste pickup. He’s a long time resident of Kingsley, but any resident who’s lived in Kingsley at least 12 months is eligible to be a commissioner. We’re looking forward to working with Les.
If you’d like to get involved and know what’s going on in your neighborhood, give the mayor a call on 502-548-1834. It’s a commitment averaging an hour or two a week, and it’s actually more fun than work.
Trash, Recycling, Yard Waste Pick-up
With the easing of restrictions, we’re visiting our friends and family more. Don’t forget to make sure your guests know to park with all four wheels on the pavement, facing the direction of traffic. Violators will be given a ticket!
There has been some concern that some planes flying into and out of Bowman Field are unusually low. If you think a plane is flying in any unsafe manner, contact the FAA Flight Standards District Office at 502-753-4200.
Everyday Safety Measures
-Be aware of your surroundings, including other vehicles and people.
-If out shopping or unloading your vehicle, look for what might seem unusual or out or place.
-Think about being able to provide a detailed description of people and vehicles.
-Carry your well charged cellphone with 911 readily available for a call.
-If you feel your safety might be in danger, call 911.
-Never leave a gun (or ammunition) in your vehicle. Always lock your vehicle.
-Park your vehicles in your garage. If the garage is attached to the house, close and lock the garage door and lock the door into the house.
-Do not leave your car fob or keys in the vehicle.
-If you do not have a garage, park the vehicle in the driveway and preferably the backyard driveway. Lock the driveway gate.
-Install security cameras and motion sensor lights.
-If your doorbell rings, acknowledge their presence through the security camera/doorbell- do not allow them to enter your home.
It is easy to provide a list but when suddenly faced with a dangerous situation you never know how you might react. Stay alert and stay safe.