District 4 Coronavirus News Bulletin

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Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith
601 West Jefferson Street
(502) 574-1104
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Wanda Mitchell-Smith

Wanda Mitchell-Smith Legislative Assistant             (502) 574-3453                     Email Wanda


 Audrey Champelli               Intern

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Committee Assignments: Public Safety, Budget, Government Accountability, Ethics, Intergovernmental Affairs

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The Fourth District includes the Downtown-Central Business District, and the neighborhoods of Butchertown, California, Germantown, Irish Hill, Meriwether Fort Hill, Original Highlands, Paristown Pointe, Phoenix Hill, Portland, Russell, Shelby Park and Smoketown.

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Dear Friends, 

You are on my mind and I want to let you know we are working diligently to prepare our community for the worst possible scenario as each day brings more challenging news our way. A wise woman once told me, “Prepare for the worst and hope for the best! HOPE is a powerful word and it is necessary to sustain us in times such as these. Faith in ourselves and in each other will go a long way in keeping us together.

“Faith is the substance of things hoped for,

the evidence of things not seen.”





  1. $3.6 million raised as of 4pm March 18  in Louisville for people in need of basic services.
  2. Ford Motor Company in partnership with UAW will temporarily cease production in the U.S., Mexico and Canada March 19-30 to clean and sanitize the plants.
  3. Thunder Over Louisville will be August 15 with no date yet for Pegasus Parade or miniMarathon.
  4. Free Parking for 15 minutes with flashers on near restaurants for pickup and carryout.
  5. Construction work is continuing in Louisville for now because of natural social distancing.
  6. Mayor Greg Fischer remains in self-quarantine after a negative test. His wife tested positive.

Day by day please know our spirit is strong and as a community we will once again rise up to the challenge the same way we did  when Muhammad Ali passed. One man, lived 74 years, 25,000 people visited the Ali Center, 15,000 people attended the memorial service whilst 135 countries watched us in amazement.

Today is our day – now is the time – to be our best.

Together today – stronger tomorrow!

Peace to you always, 




Call to Be Matched With a Low-Risk Volunteer


click HERE to be matched online

Free Spectrum broadband for Students


According to Carla Comb, Charter/Spectrum's Sr. Manager, Government Relations, Kentucky households with K-12 or college students that do not already have broadband access can call 1-844-488-8395 to receive free Spectrum broadband service and WiFi access for 60 days.

JCPS District Map for Food Pickup

There are currently 45 sites across the city operating to distribute breakfast and lunch to students. The first day 2,490 breakfasts and 2,555 lunches were served at school sites.  An additional 249 breakfasts and lunches were served via our mobile service for families who could not get to the sites.


Senior March for Meals

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AARP Tax Services Suspended


LMPD COVID-19 Update


Louisville Fire Department COVID-19 Update


Metro EMS COVID-19 Update


TARC COVID-19 Update


Louisville Parks and Recreation COVID-19 Update

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Metro Codes and Regulations COVID-19 Update

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Resilience and Community Services COVID-19 Update


Metro Public Health and Wellness COVID-19 Update

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Metro Animal Services COVID-19 Update

  • Animal Control officers will only respond to the most serious incidents involving a human and domestic animal in progress, or to assist first responders.
  • The LMAS Shelter at 3528 Newburg Road will be open only for adoptions, citizens looking for a lost pet, fosters, and stray pet surrenders.
  • Go to gov/government/animal-services for more info. You can also direct questions to animals@louisvilleky.gov.

KentuckianaWorks COVID-19 Update

  • The comprehensive Kentucky Career Center at Sixth and Cedar will be closing today at 5 p.m. All other Career Centers are closed.
  • Both Kentucky Youth Career Centers (Fourth Street and the Nia Center) and Reimage are closed, but staff members are still providing virtual career services and guidance. Please check out the KYCC and Reimage Facebook pages or call (502) 574-4115.
  • KentuckianaWorks staffers are teleworking and can be reached at (502) 574-2500 or by completing the contact form at https://www.kentuckianaworks.org/contact.
  • Those seeking unemployment compensation from the State of Kentucky should visit https://kcc.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx.

Metro Revenue Commission COVID-19 Update

  • Suspending face-to-face customer service.
  • You are advised to use the E-MINTs online portal to file taxes, request an extension, request an employee refund, make a payment, request a payment plan, view account info and correspondence, or send a message. Go to metrorevenue.org to learn more.
  • Call (502) 574-4860 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to connect with the taxpayer services, legal, audit, and compliance divisions for any assistance you may need.

Air Pollution Control District COVID-19 Update


PARC COVID-19 Update


Develop Louisville COVID-19 Update

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Dept. Economic Development COVID-19 Update


Census 2020


Census forms are arriving in the mail.  Census data is used to determine how many representatives each state gets in Congress, how many districts each state has, and how much federal funding states and counties receive, in addition to other things. 

You can go online and complete the census. You can also call 1-844-330-2020 to complete the survey over the phone as soon as you receive the invitation. The best way to avoid a visit from a census taker is to fill out the 2020 Census questionnaire online, by phone, or by mail as soon as you receive your invitation to participate.  We urge you to do so by April 1, to limit person-to-person contact as the coronavirus continues to spread. The census website is here: https://my2020census.gov/.

Here’s the schedule, subject to change (like everything else these days).

  • March 12-20        Invitations mailed
  • March 16-24        Reminder letters sent
  • March 26-April 3  Reminder postcards
  • April 1                  Census Day
  • April 8-16             Hardcopy Census mailed
  • April 20-27           Final postcards mailed
  • May 1                   Non-response follow-ups begin

Apply for a 30% Senior Discount on Sewer Services

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If you'd like to apply for a 30% Senior Citizen Discount of the amount billed for sanitary sewer service and the EPA Consent Decree Surcharge, please print, complete and return the form.  You must be able to provide documentation verifying:

  • you are the legal title/leaseholder/renter of the property
  • you are 65 years of age or older
  • your household gross income is $35,000 or less per year.

Click HERE for the form.

Yard Waste to be Collected by Request Only

From January 20 - March 27, yard waste will be collected on your normal day BY REQUEST ONLY. Call 311 or 574-5000 to request yard waste collection. Regular yard waste collection will resume the week of March 30. (Residents with private waste haulers should contact their company about yard waste collection.)

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Show Your Garbage Cart Some Love


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Liquor License Applications



421 W. Chestnut Street

Attached, please find an Alcoholic Beverage License memo and Courier Journal Legal announcement for a Quota Retail Liquor by the Drink, NQ4 Retail Malt Beverage by the Drink, and 4 a.m. Extended Hours license(s) being applied for, located at 421 W. Chestnut Street, Louisville, KY. 40202.  The ad ran in The Courier Journal Wednesday, March 18, 2020. 


727 E. Market Street

Attached, please find an Alcoholic Beverage License memo and Courier Journal Legal announcement for an NQ2 Restaurant Retail Drink, Sunday Liquor Drink, 2 a.m. Extended Hours, and Quota Retail Liquor by the Package license(s) being applied for, located at 727 E. Market St., Louisville, KY. 40202.  The ad ran in The Courier Journal Wednesday, March 18, 2020.


Check Out the New Metro 311


MetroCall has switched to a new Metro311 reporting system for the general public. You can now report issues, track issues, view past issues, comment on issues, and more from one site. Please visithttp://iframe.publicstuff.com/.

To report a new issue, follow these steps:

  1. Visit http://iframe.publicstuff.com/
  2. For City, type in Louisville and select “Louisville Jefferson County Metro Government”
  3. Program developers suggest you now “sign up” for an account in top right corner. This will allow the system to track all requests. You can also choose not to sign up, which will let you make service requests anonymously.  
  4. To report an issue, select the issue or type something into the search box. Then select issue.
  5. Next fill out the series of questions. You can enter an actual address or drag and drop the pin on the map to the location.Please be sure to check the address to ensure it’s a valid address.
  6. Include all details in the description and click submit.

Play around with the new system to become familiar with all the great features. You can now track other people’s service requests and the system will keep them in your account. Please let our office know if you have any issues.

Report Street Light Outages to LG&E


If you see a streetlight out in your neighborhood (or anywhere in Louisville), please note the address and report it to LG&E for repair. Click here to fill out the online form to report broken or malfunctioning streetlights. We always recommend adding your contact information to the request, so a technician who has questions can contact you. LG&E makes repairs during the day. Make sure you follow up if the streetlight hasn’t been repaired within seven (7) days.

Report a Litterer!


Get directly involved in making Louisville a more litter-free community through the Report-A-Litterer program aimed at motorists who throw fast-food wrappers, cigarette butts, soda bottles or any type of litter out their car window. 

Click Here to Report!

Neighborhood Associations

Butchertown - butchertownpres@gmail.com 1st Tuesday @ 6:00 pm 

Germantown Paristown - 1094 E. Kentucky St. 396-4836 judithmagrem28@gmail.com 3rd Monday @ 6:00 pm

Irish Hill Neighborhood Association - For more information info@irishhillneighbors.org 

Original Highlands - 1228 E. Breckenridge St 287-3938 driddle121@yahoo.com 3rd Monday @ 6:00 pm 

Paristown Pointe - 1228 E. Breckinridge  St 502 2nd Wednesday @6:00 pm

Phoenix Hill - Jeff St Baptist Community at 800 E Liberty St. phoenixhillna@gmail.com  4th Monday @ 5:30 pm 

Portland Now - 2503 Montgomery St. 438-0189 larry.stoess@gmail.com 1st Tuesday @ 6:30 pm 

Russell Neighborhood - 604 S. 10th Street at Western Library, (502) 389-7004 or email  Jackie Floyd, 4th Tuesday every month @ 6:00pm

Schnitzelburg Area Community Council - St Elizabeth's 1020 E Burnett Schnitzelburg.org

Shelby Park - 600 E. Oak Street 417-5336 Shelby Park on Facebook 2nd Thursday @ 6:00 pm 

Smoketown - 325 E. Kentucky Street 836-7661 666@webberconsulting.org 3rd Monday @ 6:30 pm

South Fourth Street - Jim Reskin, President

Meriwether Fort Hill Neighborhood Association - 3rd Tuesday at 6:30 at Shelby Traditional. Jess Brown 270-227-9123

Important Numbers

Metro311: 311 or (502) 574-5000
Air Pollution: (502) 574-6000
Animal Services: (502) 363-6609 or (502) 361-1318
Louisville Forward/Economic Development: (502) 574-4140
Planning & Design Services: (502) 574-6230
Community Services & Revitalization: (502) 574-4377
Public Works: (502) 574-5810
Property Valuation Administrator (PVA): (502) 574-4016
TARC: (502) 585-1234
PARC: (502) 569-6222
Legal Aid: (502) 584-1254
IPL (Code Enforcement): (502) 574-3321
Congressman John Yarmuth: (502) 582-5129
Solid Waste Management (SWMS): (502) 574-3571
Metro Parks: (502) 456-8100
Metro Police: (Non Emergency) (502) 574-7111 or (502) 574-2111
LMPD 1st Division: (502) 574-7167
LMPD 2nd Division: (502) 574-2478
LMPD 4th Division: (502) 574-7010
LMPD 5th Division: (502) 574-7636
Anonymous Tipline: (502) 574-LMPD (5673)
Metro Safe: (502) 572-3460 or (502) 574-7111
Vacant & Public Property Administration: (502) 574-4016
Brightside: (502) 574-2613
Master Commissioner Jefferson Circuit Court (Foreclosure Sales): (502) 753-4888

Your State Representative or State Senator: http://www.lrc.ky.gov 

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