District 7 E-Newsletter - April 26, 2019

Councilwoman Paula McCraney 601 W. Jefferson Street (502) 574-1107
Paula McCraney - Official Metro Picture

601 W. Jefferson Street
(502) 574-1107
Email Councilwoman McCraney


Visit the District 7 Website

Phone Numbers
of Interest

Air Pollution: 574-6000

Animal Services: 363-6609
or 361-1318

Anonymous Tipline:
574-LMPD (5673)

Brightside: 574-2613

Jefferson County Clerk's Office: 574-5700

Legal Aid: 584-1254

Metro Call: 311 or 574-5000

Metro Parks: 456-8100

Metro Police: (Non Emergency) 574-7111 or 574-2111

Metro Safe: 572-3460
or 574-7111

MSD: 587-0603

PARC: 569-6222

Poison Control: 589-8222

Public Works: 574-5810

Solid Waste Management (SWMS): 574-3571

TARC: 585-1234

Veteran's Affairs: 595-4447

In this issue...


Message from Councilwoman McCraney

The Mayor has spoken. Now, it’s time for you - our constituents, to speak.

I serve on the Metro Council Budget Committee, and we are presenting you with an opportunity to read all the details of the budget and/or schedule  yourself to address the Council with your concerns regarding the budget.  

The Committee will review the Mayor’s proposal during the months of May through June.  The budget hearings start on Monday, May 6th at 3:30 pm with a presentation on projected Revenue, Operations, Capital and Debt, followed by a presentation on Human Resources.

The Committee schedule includes three opportunities for the public to speak about the budget.  Public hearings are scheduled for May 7 at 6:15 pm; May 16 at 6:00 pm and May 20 at 6:00 p.m. 

The May 7 public hearing follows a discussion about funding for External Agencies. A sign-up sheet will be available on the third floor of City Hall beginning at 5:15 pm on May 7 and all applicants for External Agency funding who wish to speak about their applications or funding (it is not required) are strongly encouraged to speak on May 7.  

The May 16 public hearing will be open to all speakers on the budget.  On May 20, no External Agency applicants will be permitted to speak and the committee hopes to hear from the public about more general aspects of the budget. 

Sign-up sheets for the May 16 and May 20 meetings will be available one hour prior to the public hearings.

Here are highlights of the 2020 Budget Hearing Schedule:

  • Metro Parks & Recreation - Wednesday, May 8 at 4:30 pm

  • Louisville Forward, to include Economic Development, Develop Louisville, Codes & Regulations and the Affordable Housing Trust Fund - Monday, May 13 at
    3:30 pm

  • Louisville Fire – Tuesday, May 21 at 5:30 pm

  • Safe & Healthy Neighborhoods – Wednesday, May 22 at 4:30 pm

  • Louisville Free Public Library – Wednesday, May 29 at 3:30 pm

  • Public Works and Assets – Wednesday, May 29 at
    4:30 pm

  • Emergency Services – Thursday, May 30 at 3:30 pm

  • LMPD – Thursday, May 30 at 4:30 pm

  • Public Health & Wellness – Monday, June 10 at 3:45 pm

For a complete schedule of meetings, current as of today, click here!

All Metro Council Committee meetings are carried live on Metro TV, Spectrum Cable Channel 184 and UVERSE Channel 99. The meetings are also available online at the Metro Council home page at http://louisvilleky.gov/government/metro-council/metro-council-clerk by clicking on the “Watch Meetings Online” button.

Happy Budget Season!

Mayor Fischer's Budget Address

mayor's budget address

On Thursday, Mayor Fischer proposed a FY 2019-2020 city budget that manages the impact of a $35 million budget deficit, driven largely by a 12 percent increase in the city’s state pension costs. 

The Chamber of St. Matthews Networking

Friday, April 26
5:05 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
291 N. Hubbards Lane, Suite 160 Louisville, KY 40207


After Hours Networking events offer members and prospective members alike the chance to meet colleagues representing products and services in an engaging, unique atmosphere. Each chamber host present to their guests an opportunity to converse with dozens of business community members in a manner befitting what they themselves have to offer as a company, making each and every monthly event distinctive. Thoughtfully detailed venues, inspired fare, a cash bar, door prizes, and of course contacts galore await you!

No registration is required for this event. Our host, Pinot's Palette, will be offering a specialty painting opportunity for the event. An optional, self-guided painting on 10x10 canvas for $15 per person upon arrival, "Silks of a Different Color" pictured above is available in all colors and the designs are completely customizable. Just in time for you to add a little Derby to your decor! Must be 21 or older to attend.

2019 Parkinson's Dance Class

Tuesday, April 30
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Thomas Jefferson Unitarian Church, 4936 Brownsboro Rd

parkinson's dance class

Dance Wise for Parkinson’s classes inspire joy, hope and a confident body through dance. The program brings people with Parkinson’s, their care partners, spouses, family and friends together for an hour of dance which is not only a dynamic and enjoyable way to exercise, it is a powerful form of self-expression. Artistic Director and primary teaching artist Elena Diehl introduces movement from modern and theater dance, ballet, folk dance, tap, improvisation, and choreographic repertory in a safe, enjoyable and creative environment. All are welcome to participate!

Meet Your Neighbor Night - Canter Chase Apartments

Tuesday, April 30
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
1200 Canterchase Drive


Come out and share ideas and suggestions for building community. There will also be activities to help you get to know your neighbors. Light snacks and refreshments will be served.

Thank You for Your Service!


Thank you to the 210 volunteers from Holy Trinity Parrish School and Kammerer Middle School for participating in the Brightside Cleanups in District 7 as part of the Brightside and Passport Health Plan Community-Wide Cleanup on April 22. Thank you for making District 7 cleaner and greener this spring!

Register for a Booth at Buy Local Louisville by April 30

buy local fair

Registrations are still being accepted for the 2019 Buy Local Fair. If you're a LIBA Member, you can register for a booth. If not, you can join LIBA, then get a booth! You can help create the best gathering of our wonderful local Louisville community. You will be part of something big on Sunday, May 19, 2019 with an estimated attendance of over 6,000 people. 

St. Matthews-Eline Library Grand Reopening!

St. Matthews Library

A brand new St. Matthews Eline Library will open on May 9 and you are invited to the celebration!  

With 7,800 square feet of additional space, the now 19,000-square-foot library will house more than 70,000 books and feature a large meeting room with seating for 100, a small conference room, a space for teens, an outdoor children’s area, and new technology— including self-checkout stations. A new entrance with glass façade will fill the space with an abundance of natural light, and services will be on one level for easy access for all members of the community.

Renovation of the St. Matthews Library was spearheaded by St. Matthews Mayor Rick Tonini and the St. Matthews City Council as part of a comprehensive $10 million project to remodel the St. Matthews City Hall and Police headquarters. Louisville Metro Government contributed $1 million towards the library portion of the project.

The community is invited to come celebrate the grand opening with Mayor Tonini, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, and District 7 Councilwoman Paula McCraney on Thursday, May 9 at 10:00 a.m. The library is located at 3940 Grandview Ave. There will be tours of the library, refreshments, and activities for the whole family. The grand opening event is free and open to the public. Please join us!

St. Matthews Area Mininstries Golf Classic - May 13

St. MAM Golf Classic

Now Enrolling!

St. Matthews Area Ministries Child Development

St. MAM child development

Help a Child by Donating to St. Matthews Area Ministries

St. Matthews Area Ministries, 201 Biltmore Road

St. MAM donations for children

Locust Grove Revolutionary War Encampment - April 27 & 28

Saturday an Sunday, April 27 & 28
10:00 a.m.
- 4:30 p.m.
Locust Grove, 561 Blankenbaker Lane

locust grove war encampment

Feel the excitement of the American Revolution at Locust Grove! Step into the year 1778 with this Revolutionary War Encampment as George Rogers Clark and his Illinois Regiment of Virginia begin their western campaign. Visit with soldiers and camp followers, learn 18th-century recipes in the hearth kitchen, and participate in recruitment for new, pint-sized troops. Be sure to visit the blacksmith, woodworker, and other tradespeople to discover more about daily life during the Revolution!

Admission: $6 for adults, free for children 12 and under, historic house tours included. Snacks will be available for sale. 

Derby Season Events

Community Events


Arts & Culture Events

youth orchestra

Music, Food, and Fun


Sports and Health

tour de lou

Jefferson County Soil and Water Conservation Survey


The Jefferson County Soil and Water Conservation District is working on their long-range plan and they need the feedback of Louisville's citizens. They have created a survey to find out what the top environmental resource concerns are for residents in our county. Click on this link to access the survey.

How to Reduce Yard Waste

yard waste

The best way to reduce the need for yard waste collection and improve your yard is to follow the Love 'Em and Leave 'Em (LELE) practice of using your yard waste as fertilizer.

LELE Tips & Tricks include:

  • Set your mower to maximum height. Follow the one-third rule: never cut more than one-third of the total height of the grass when you mow.
  • Don't bag those clippings! Leaves and grass break down rapidly, releasing nutrients back into your soil. 
  • Mulch leaves and landscape trimmings into your lawn. Mow over landscape trimmings and leaves without a grass catcher. To avoid hazards while mowing, make sure trimmings are no larger than a pencil.
  • Start composting! With your own compost bin or pile you can recycle food scraps and yard waste into usable compost for your flower beds, gardens, potted plants, or other landscaping. More information

Learn more about yard waste at www.louisvilleky.gov/government/public-works/yard-waste.



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District 7 Public Notices

public notice

public notice


Word of the Week


Definition: underhanded or unscrupulous behavior; trickery.

Used in a sentence: The company's apparently healthy bottom line was merely an illusion, the result of years of accounting skullduggery.

Quote of the Week

“There is a time for quiet reflection and contemplation. Then, there is a time to make one's voice heard. Sometimes that requires escalated volume, not to frighten or drown out other voices but as a courtesy to the hearing-impaired folks (like me) in the back of the room.” 
--- Anthony Bieda
(District 7 Resident)

Life Hacks Lightbulb

Easy to Clean Refrigerator Shelves


Why clean up messes and spills in your refrigerator if you don't have to? Make clean ups even easier by laying down some Press'n seal on your refrigerator shelves so you can easily take it off and throw it away. No wiping – just pull it off and throw it away!

Happening in District 7

  • April 25 - 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.- Chamber of St. Matthews 5:05 Networking - Pinot's Palette,
    291 N. Hubbards Lane, Suite 160

  • April 27 - 2:00 p.m. - Shakespeare in the Park - MACBETH - Robsion Park

  • April 30 - 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - 2019 Parkinson's Dance Class - Thomas Jefferson Unitarian
    Church, 4936 Brownsboro Road

  • April 30 - 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Meet Your Neighbors - 1200 Canterchase Drive