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

601 W. Jefferson Street    (502) 574-1107

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Shay West

Legislative Assistant

(502) 574 -3454


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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

Labor day

In this Issue...

Message From McCraney

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”  - Mahatma Gandhi

I have truly found myself. What I mean is, I have discovered what makes me, me. Here’s what I know about myself. I genuinely like to help people. I have compassion for people who are less fortunate than me. I care about my community, my neighbors, and the quality of life we all live.

With characteristics like these, there’s no wonder why I entered into politics. As a public servant, I can work daily on things that shape who I am and focus my attention on what the residents of District 7 communicate to me as their most pressing needs.

Since being sworn in on January 7, I have acted on the best interest of the people of District 7 and the community at large. I have challenged my own ideas and biases, I’ve challenged the status quo, and from time to time, I have challenged my colleagues at City Hall to collaborate and lead with conviction.

Here now is a partial list of my accomplishments to date.

  1. Hosted two budget town hall forums; attended four town hall forums in other districts
  2. Participated in two Café Louie Meet Your Legislator forums
  3. Created a survey and issued the results on District 7 residents budget input
  4. Attended two home-rule Council meetings
  5. Spoke during one HOA meeting
  6. Coordinated and attended community meetings with MSD regarding drainage issues for the following cities: Crossgate, Riverwood, Woodlawn Park, Graymoor-Devondale; and Sycamore Creek
  7. Attended two Louisville Free Public Library grand openings
  8. Participated in St. Matthews Police Department ride-along
  9. Spoke to students at Kennedy Montessori School
  10. Read books to students at Hartstern Elementary School
  11. Attended Lyndon Summer Festival
  12. Hosted constituents at a Louisville Bats baseball game
  13. Produced 27 e-Newsletters
  14. Hosted 10 home-rule mayors for lunch (personal expense)
  15. Hosted and partially attended Cox Park Shakespeare in the Park
  16. Attended St. Matthews Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting and a Monthly meeting
  17. Attended St. Matthews Woman’s Club meetings
  18. Oversaw the completion of Ormsby Lane sidewalk project
  19. Met monthly since January with LMPD, 5th Division
  20. Served as panelist for Louisville Independent Business Alliance monthly membership meeting
  21. Hosted a Mingle with McCraney Neighborhood Meeting, accompanied by MSD, LMPD, and Louisville Metro Emergency Services
  22. Replied to over 1,200 emails
  23. Attended numerous press conferences, public zoning meetings and dedications
  24. Met with Public Works Department about the possibility of a traffic light on Herr Lane near Ballard High School
  25. In conversations with Louisville Metro Division of Transportation and Public Works Departments regarding a road improvement project from Lyndon Ln. to Whipps Mill Rd. (sidewalk and other pedestrian improvements)
  26. In talks with State Transportation Cabinet and Public Works Departments regarding traffic on Westport Road (a public meeting will soon be announced to introduce ideas to residents)

Committees I Serve On:



Government Oversight, Ethics & Appointments


Major Votes

FY 2020 Capital and Operating Budgets – Voted “Yes” to approve

Insurance Premium Tax Increase – Voted “No” (Ordinance failed)

Marijuana Possession – Voted “No” on lowering priority for possession of small amounts (Ordinance passed)

District 7 Dollars Spent

$500    Louisville Asset Building Coalition (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program)

$1,000 Shakespeare in the Park (Cox Park)

$300    Louisville Independent Business Alliance Buy Local Fair

$250    Louisville Metro Police Department – National Night Out

I am reluctant to state a vision or lay out any sort of plans for the future of District 7 because procedural rules, budgetary constraints and statutory limitations may require me to adjust plans. So, at the risk of having to make slight adjustments or changes, here is the vision I have for District 7 during FY 2020, starting in September.

September 14, 2019   Muffins with McCraney – Coffee Zone – 10:00 am – 11:30 am

October 2019              Mingle with McCraney – Hosted at the home of Drs. Larry and Erlene Owens

November 16, 2019    Muffins with McCraney – Location – TBA

December 14, 2019    Muffins with McCraney – Location – TBA

February 15, 2020      Muffins with McCraney – Location – TBA 

March 21, 2020          Mingle with McCraney – Host – TBA

April 18, 2020             District 7 Community Forum – Location – TBA

June 13, 2020            Muffins with McCraney – Location – TBA

FREE Bus Tours for District 7 (More information will be forthcoming with details. Stay tuned!)

  1. Louisville Water Tower Water Works Museum – Learn History of Water Main Installation
  2. Metropolitan Sewer District – Visit a Plant and Understand how the System Works
  3. Metro Safe – Witness the 911 Operation Live
  4. Waterfront Park – Tour the Facilities and Learn of the Next Phase to be Built
  5. West End of Louisville – Discover the 9th Street Divide, Visit the African American Heritage Museum, A Historical Black College, See the Site of the Proposed Urban League Sports Complex, Tour the Newest YMCA, Eat Soul Food at a Local Diner

Join Us for Lunch on September 10!


Recycling Drop-Off Relocation


On Tuesday, September 3, the recycling dumpster located at Metro Parks Maintenance, 1297 Trevilian Way, will be permanently moved to the Cyril Allgeier Community Center parking lot at 4107 Cadillac Court. 

Accepted items remain the same: paper, flattened cardboard and containers made of plastic, metal or glass. Items should be loose, not in bags.


WORLDFEST - August 30 thru September 2


Hate Crimes Panel Discussion - September 4

Hate Crime

Give for Good Louisville - September 12th

Give for good

Hosted by the Community Foundation of Louisville, Give For Good Louisville is our community's biggest day of local giving! For 24-hours, our community comes together with gifts big and small to give back to the nonprofits which are helping change the world around us. The Community Foundation invites everyone to tap into their potential to be a force for good when this year's giving day returns on September 12, 2019!

This year nonprofits need your support more than ever! During this special 24-hour online giving day the Foundation encourages you to give generously to one or more of the 500+ participating nonprofits that make our community a great place to live, work, and play.

Be a part of this force for good and #GiveForGoodLou on September 12 between midnight and 11:59 PM at www.giveforgoodlouisville.org.

Bean Ball Classic - Charity Wiffle Ball Tournament

Bean Ball

Shred Documents / Toss Drugs


Support The Arts

Hometown Rising

Bourbon and Beyond

Louder than Life

Trifesta wants to give back! For every Hometown Rising, Bourbon and Beyond and Louder Than Life GA or VIP weekend ticket purchased with code ARTS, Danny Wimmer Presents will donate $25 to the Fund for the Arts. Get your tickets now to donate! Use Passcode: ARTS

Purchase Tickets Here: Hometown Rising:  http://bit.ly/HometownARTS

Bourbon & Beyond: http://bit.ly/BourbonARTS

Louder Than Life: http://bit.ly/LouderARTS

Dare to Care Zero Hunger Mobile Market

Hunger Mobile

Bringing great food to your neighborhood!

The Zero Hunger Mobile Market is a single-aisle grocery store on wheels. The Mobile Market visits neighborhoods that have limited or no access to fresh fruits, vegetables, and other nutritious foods.

Customers can board the vehicle to shop for fresh produce and staple food items, and pay by debit card, credit card, or EBT. No cash is accepted or stored within the Mobile Market.


The Zero Hunger Mobile Market makes two stops daily on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.http://daretocare.org/assets/uploads/2019/08/Calendar-2019.pdf

Protect Your Family From Radon


Radon is the silent killer lurking inside homes and is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness is offering free radon test kits while the supply lasts. You can request a kit by calling (502) 574-6650.

Fight the Bite.. Mosquito Protection

Fighting the Bite

New Kentucky Driver's License

ky driving

Louisville Metro Police CRIME MAPS


CLICK HERE  to view LMPD's interactive crime mapping tool.   


Always Remember to Lock Your Car and Remove All Valuables, it's the Easiest Way to Prevent Crime.

If you see a crime occurring, please contact the Louisville Metro Police Department. Call 911 for emergencies. Call 502-574-7111 for non-emergency related help or to find a towed vehicle.                      Call 574-LMPD to report crime tips.

Follow the link below for more Crime Mapping Resources:


Louisville Metro Important Telephone Numbers

Metro Phone Numbers

Public Notice

BOZA 9-9-19


Word of Week


Definition: Friendly, good-natured, or easy to talk to.

Used in a sentence:

She is affable and sympathetic, but also firm and decisive in dealing with the problems presented to her.

Quote of Week

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.”

– Anatole France

Life Hacks



NOTICE: All Metro Council meetings are broadcast 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.