District 7 E-Newsletter - June 14, 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

father's day

There are a lot of incredible fathers in the world, including my husband of 33 years. But, in my biased opinion, my father was the best one of all. Yes, I am a daddy's girl. I admired my father, and looked up to him. He was a man's man, a U.S. Army WWII Vet, and the nicest person I've ever known. 

My fondest father/daughter bonding memory as a little girl was when, on Sunday afternoons, I'd sit for hours with my dad watching an NBA game (and watching him doze off and wake up cheering). I fondly remember my father picking me up from elementary school each time he'd get a call that I was suffering an arthritis attack (I was born with arthritis in my legs). He would take me home, put warm towels on my legs, and tell me stories until I'd fall asleep.

I will never forget the time my "friend" from college picked me up to go to the movies. Upon his arrival, he blew the car horn. As I started out the door, my father stopped me dead in my tracks, and invited me to have a seat. He proceeded out the door and minutes later returned with my date. I was mortified! Without explanation, my father bid us farewell and stood at the door as we drove away. My friend told me that my father informed him never to come to his house and blow the horn for his daughter; the polite thing to do was get out of the car and knock on the door. I grew to appreciate my father for doing that, because it taught me how to be respected and respectable. 

As a young woman, I would envision my wedding day - the colors, the flowers, the dress. My constant prayer was for my father to live long enough to walk me down the aisle. That happened in 1986, just as I had envisioned. My father died in 1987.

So, in honor of my father, and all fathers who take their role as a parent seriously, here are some Father's Day Hallmark Card messages for you to enjoy and know how much you're loved and appreciated:

  1. Father, you were neither an anchor to hold us back, nor a sail to take us there, but a guiding light whose love showed us the way. 
  2. A daughter may find a prince, but her Dad will always be her King.
  3. A father's guiding hand will remain on his child's shoulder forever.
  4. It’s that time of year again when everyone tries to tell themselves that they had the best dad in the world. I really did have the best dad in the world, so they can’t be right.
  5. Dad, you know that I like Batman, and Superman's cool too, but I don't really need them as long as I have you.
  6. If you think you're so special just because it's Father's Day, I've got news for you....You'd be special whether it's Father's Day or not.
  7. Happy remote and recliner day!
  8. So much of who I am is because you made a brave and loving choice to be here for me.
  9. Dad, when you didn't have my hand, I knew you had my back.
  10. The greatest gift I ever received came from God; I call him dad!

Happy Father's Day!

Bats Game with Councilwoman McCraney

"Take me out to the ballgame..."

June 30 at 2:00 p.m.
Louisville Slugger Field  (401 E. Main Street)


Join Councilwoman McCraney for some peanuts and Crackerjacks at the Louisville Bats vs Columbus Clippers baseball game.

The tickets will be awarded on a first come, first served basis.  Call 574-1107, to request tickets and sit with your Councilwoman in a suite at the Louisville Slugger Field.

Lyndon Summer Festival at Robsion Park - June 14 & 15

Robsion Park


St. Matthews Farmers Market - June 15

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Beargrass Christian Church (4100 Shelbyville Road)

St. Matthews Farmers Market

Featuring more than 70 farms and vendors selling local meats, vegetables, fruit, hot breakfast, and crafts, the St. Matthews Farmers Market offers live music each Saturday. September 28 is the last Saturday the market will be open this year. Learn more about the St. Matthews Farmers Market at this link.

The Chamber of St. Matthews Business Lunch - June 19

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
St. Matthews Community Center (310 Ten Pin Lane)

St. Matthews Chamber

The Chamber of St. Matthews Business Luncheons include informative, entertaining, and motivating speakers. It will be held at the St. Matthews Community Center located at 310 Ten Pin Lane from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

Bring a guest and plenty of business cards. The luncheon will begin with informal networking. Subsequently, a delicious meal will be provided.  Register at this link.

$25 per person for Members
$30 per person for Non-Members

St. Albert Parish Picnic - June 21 & 22

5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
St. Albert Parish (1395 Girard Avenue)


Come experience the St. Albert the Great Summer Picnic. It is a festival not just for the parish and its future, but it also serves as a THANK YOU to the community and an opportunity for fun and fellowship. The picnic features games, raffles, a hole-in-one contest, food, and beverages. Bring the family!

Sickle Cell Golf Scramble - June 15

golf scramble

Friends of the Library Book Sale - June 15 & 16

boook sale

Certified Contractors Needed - June 21


Small Developer Series - June 24

Economic Development

Riverview Independence Festival - June 29

Riverview Independence Festival

TARC Summer Youth Pass


TARC is once again offering Louisville youth unlimited travel with the Summer Youth Pass, good through August 31, for $30. Getting to work or back and forth to activities and fun events around the region is easy and affordable with the Summer Youth Pass.

“Whether your plan is to work, play, or just connect with friends this summer, the Youth Pass is your mobility solution, providing access to the entire Louisville Area,” said Ferdinand L. Risco Jr., TARC Executive Director. “When coupled with the Metro Cultural Pass, which allows free access to many local arts and cultural destinations, the ability to explore, learn and have fun all summer long has never been easier," he said.

The pass can be purchased from TARC’s website or at the following locations:
1. Union Station, 1000 West Broadway                         
2. Nia Center, 2900 West Broadway                                   
3. Loris’s Gifts at University of Louisville Hospital                                     
4. Jewish Hospital Gift Shops                                             
5. Broadway Food Mart, 4132 West Broadway

*All TARC buses are equipped with bicycle racks, free Wi-Fi, and are ADA accessible.

Air Pollution Control District Workshop Series - June 17


Mosquito Control Tips

fight the bite

You can do many things to protect your family from mosquitoes. Remember the 3 D's: Drain, Defend, Dress.

DRAIN: Drain containers that hold water in and around your yard. By removing water, you eliminate places where mosquitoes lay their eggs. Make sure you drain standing water from the following:

  • Gutters - Remove leaves and debris.
  • Flowerpots - Pour water out of trays.
  • Grill Cover - Ensure water doesn’t pool on top.
  • Baby pool - Empty water every 7 days.
  • Birdbath - Change water each week.
  • Leaky faucets - Repair any leaks in faucets, hoses, or spigots.
  • Tires - Drill holes in tire swings to allow water to drain.
  • Trash cans - Keep lids on tightly. Drill holes in the bottom to allow for water to drain.
  • Containers - Remove water collecting in buckets and toys.
  • Ponds - Keep pools and ponds adequately treated.

DEFEND: Wear EPA approved insect repellent that contains deet, oil of lemon eucalyptus, IR3535, or picaridin. Always follow the instructions on the product label.


DRESS:  Wear long sleeves, pants, closed-toed shoes, and avoid wearing perfumes or scented lotions.

Additional steps you can take:

  • Place a fan nearby when sitting on your porch. Mosquitoes are poor flyers and cannot fly against heavy winds.
  • Maintain lawns by trimming hedges, keeping grass cut and removing heavy vegetation. Mosquitoes like hanging out in shady spots and places where vegetation is thick.
  • Keep grass clippings and leaves out of storm drains and catch basins. As the grass breaks down, the mosquito larvae feed on the organic material.
  • Clean out your ditch to keep water flowing. Stagnant water creates a perfect place for mosquitoes to lay their eggs.
  • Repair or replace your window and door screens.
  • If you can't remove standing water, use mosquito dunks found at most hardware stores.

Lawn Care for Cleaner Air Rebate


The Lawn Care for Cleaner Air program offers rebates on new lawn equipment to residents in Jefferson County. Proof of residency must be provided when purchasing new equipment, or when submitting a mail-in rebate request to the Air Pollution Control District. Failure to do so will result in not receiving a rebate. There are two ways to get the rebate:

  • Purchase your equipment, then use the rebate request form to request a standard or bonus (with trade-in) rebate. If your request meets all the requirements, you should receive your rebate within 60 days.
  • Participating dealers offer the rebates up front as dollars off the purchase price.

Call the Air Pollution Control District at 574-6000 or click here for more information.

District 7 Public Notices




Word of the Week


Definition: To talk for a long time, typically about nothing important; to talk
and go on and on and on, usually in a pompous way. When someone bloviates,
he is speaking in an empty, pretentious, full-of-himself manner.

Used in a sentence: Many acquaintances, when they see each other
after some time, will bloviate for several minutes, talking about miscellaneous topics
in an effort to be polite or to impress each other.

Quote of the Week

“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people."
--- Eleanor Roosevelt

Life Hacks Lightbulb

Easily Identify Different Keys


Having trouble remembering which keys open different locks? Use different colors of nail polish to identify different keys.

Happy Flag Day!

Flag Day

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