"District 7 News You Can Use" Supplemental - June 3, 2019


(District 7 e-Newsletter Supplemental) 

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

The Budget Committee Schedule


The Budget Committee schedule continues Monday, June 3:

  • Resilience & Community Services - 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Animal Services - 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Waterfront Development Corp. - 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Monday, June 10:

  • Family Health Center - 3 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
  • Public Health & Wellness - 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
  • County Attorney - 4:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
  • Coroner - 5:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 

For a complete schedule of meetings, click here.

Watch meetings on MetroTV on Spectrum Cable Channel 184, AT&T U-verse channel 99 or online at this link.  Press conferences are streamed live on Periscope at either @lou_metrotv or @louisvillemayor and can be seen via Twitter. 



Two Louisville non-profit organizations have launched a new website to help connect people in need of food, shelter, and more.  Metro United Way and the Family Scholar House partnered to create LouieConnect, modeling a similar site created in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  When someone uses LouieConnect, the web-based app asks for basic information and then lists applicable resources nearby — from food pantries to shelters, and to career centers to financial literacy programs.

Watch "LouieConnect com" on YouTube https://youtu.be/1iCEzfW6QnI

New Metro311 Online Reporting and App


In mid-June, Metro311 is launching a whole new online reporting system and mobile app that makes it much easier to report issues online or on your phone, lets you see issues that have already been reported on a map, and improves how you track progress of your issue along the way.

We know you're going to love the improvements!  In the meantime...

The current Metro311 Service Request Portal and the 311 mobile app will be offline from Wednesday, June 12 at 7 p.m. until Tuesday, June 18 at 8 p.m. as we prepare to launch our new and improved business & 311 portals.

After June 18, there will be a new mobile app for reporting issues to 311.  The link to download the app will be available on the Metro311 website. We appreciate your patience during our transition. During our outage period you can reach us in the following ways:

  • Call: 311
  • Email us at Metro.311@louisvilleky.gov
  • Chat: Look for the chat link in the lower right corner on every page of the city’s website Louisvilleky.gov.

 - The Metro311 Team

Alternative Plan for Pools Provided by Local Partners


With the help of local partners, Papa John’s donation of $90,000 through The Papa John’s Foundation for Building Community, along with the $5,000 donation from the Jamon Brown Foundation and a matching $5,000 donation from the Atlanta Falcons, funding will be available this summer for pool operations, including lifeguards. The alternative plan includes 10 community swim events at two YMCA of Greater Louisville locations, structured swims at Central High School’s pool, and daily community swim sessions at The Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center – along with transportation options for those who otherwise would have trouble getting to the pools.

Southwest YMCA located at 2801 Fordhaven Road

  • Saturday, June 29th from 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 13th from 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday, July 26th from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Friday, August 9th from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Downtown YMCA located at 555 S. Second Street

  • Saturday, June 15th from 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 8th from 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 23rd from 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 7th from 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 21st from 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 4th from 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Central High School’s pool located at 1130 Chestnut Street

  • beginning June 14 - July
  • open 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Fridays
  • open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturdays
  • Group rates are $2 per child. 
  • Fees are $3 per person 14 years and over & $2 for youth 13 and under. Vouchers for the summer swim events can be purchased at Metro Parks Administrative Offices, 1297 Trevilian Way; at the Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center, 201 Reservoir Avenue starting Monday, June 3; or at the YMCA, beginning 30 minutes before the start of the event. Capacity for these events is 100 people/event.

Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center

  • Daily open community swims begin June 10.
  • Hours are Monday-Thursday from noon-4 p.m.;
  • Friday from 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Saturday - Sunday from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. Normal pricing applies.


Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation is working with TARC to provide rides to swim sites for those without access to a vehicle. For more information, please call Metro Parks and Recreation at 574-7275.

Free Sailing Clinic - June 8


Happy Eid!


‘Happy Eid!’ The Holy Month of Ramadan Ends
Provided a new moon is seen, sundown Monday marks Eid al-Fitr, which ends the period dedicated to personal growth through dawn-to-dusk fasting. Some 1.8 billion Muslims the world over celebrate with huge feasts, family gatherings and charitable acts.

Holy Month
For Muslims, Ramadan is the month in which the first verses of the Quran, Islam's holy book, were revealed to Prophet Muhammad more than 1,400 years ago.

During the holy month, Muslims abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and sex from dawn to sunset. The fast is intended to bring the faithful closer to God and to remind them of the sufferings of the less fortunate.

Fasting during Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam, along with the Muslim declaration of faith, daily prayer, charity and performing the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca.

In Muslim-majority countries, offices are required by law to reduce working hours, and many restaurants are closed during the daylight hours.

"Ramadan Mubarak" and "Ramadan Kareem" are common greetings exchanged in this period, wishing the recipient a blessed and generous month respectively.

Last year, fasting hours across the world ranged from 10 to 21 hours. 

At the end of Ramadan, Muslims celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday. Eid al-Fitr in Arabic means "festival of breaking the fast".

Depending on the actual start date of Ramadan and the new moon sighting on the 29th night of Ramadan, Eid al-Fitr this year is likely to fall on June 4. 

Visit this link to learn more about Ramadan's importance for Muslims.

World War II Veterans Reunion



honor flight

The sole mission of the Honor Flight Bluegrass is to fly our heroes to Washington, DC to visit their respective memorials and reflect upon their service, sacrifices, and memories. Every service member, regardless of branch, deserves a THANK YOU and a WELCOME HOME in the first class and grandest style ever. Honor Flight Bluegrass honors our heroes, recognizes their sacrifices, and takes extreme pride with our unwavering gratitude and utmost respect to provide this service to World War II, Korean, and Vietnam veterans who served during that time.


Our Mission

Honor Flight Bluegrass mission is:

  1. To locate and identify eligible veterans to visit their respective war memorials located in Washington, DC.

  2. To provide each veteran with the opportunity to receive the accolades for service from a grateful nation to a Hero’s Welcome Home.


What We Do

Honor Flight Bluegrass, is an Honor Flight Network Chapter based in Louisville, Kentucky, and is recognized as a 501(C)(3), all-volunteer, non-profit organization created to honor America’s WWII, Korean, and Vietnam veterans for all their sacrifices.

We fly our heroes to Washington, DC and provide them with a first class, VIP, Police escorted tour to each of their respective memorials to honor their service, sacrifices and create the greatest memory of a lifetime.

Top priority is given to those Veterans from any war or conflict that have been diagnosed with a terminal illness. Subsequent priorities are given to World War II, Korean, and Vietnam War Veterans.


If you know a WWII veteran, want to volunteer, or want to sponsor, then please call 859-433-6495.


Watch this video to learn more about the 75th Anniversary of D- Day.

NOTICE: All Metro Council meetings are carried live on Metro TV, Spectrum Cable Channel 184 and U-verse 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.