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

In this Issue...

Message From McCraney

Twice a year I receive a reminder telephone call from my church’s Assistant Pastor; one in the spring and one in the fall. In fact, all members of my church receive the same call. He uses a robocall system to remind us to spring forward or fall back. I haven’t received the call this fall, but I’m willing to bet that I’ll get it sometime today. After all, he does not want to be blamed for a roomful of churchgoers an hour sooner than need be.

On Sunday, November 3, with or without a reminder phone call, most Americans will set their clocks back an hour, as daylight saving time (sometimes erroneously called daylight savings time) ends, and most Americans will get an extra hour of sleep. The spring and fall clock changes continue a long tradition started by Benjamin Franklin for the purpose of conserving energy. By moving clocks forward, Franklin believed that people could take advantage of the extra evening daylight rather than wasting energy on lighting. History has it that at the time, Franklin was ambassador to Paris and wrote a witty letter to the Journal of Paris in 1784, rejoicing over his "discovery" that the sun provides light as soon as it rises.

As a safety measure, many fire departments encourage people to change the batteries in their smoke detectors when they change their clocks because Daylight Saving Time provides a convenient reminder. On the news the other day, I heard one of our firefighters say that a working smoke detector more than doubles a person's chances of surviving a home fire. More than 90 percent of homes in the United States have smoke detectors, but one-third are estimated to have dead or missing batteries.


On another note, Tuesday, November 5, is Election Day. I hope you’re registered and are planning to take advantage of one of our most fundamental rights --- the right to vote. As Americans, we have paid a significant price for our freedom and our form of government, yet our right to vote is often taken for granted. Barriers to voting, such as voter access, long lines at the polls or restoration of voting rights cannot deter or derail our urgency to vote and make our voices heard and our votes count.

Your vote makes an impact on our community and makes a difference to a candidate. Your vote is central to the need to protect, preserve and strengthen our democracy. Voting makes a loud statement about who we are as citizens of this great country. Active participation in our democracy, based on the foundational idea that "we are endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights," is among the greatest acts of citizenship you and I can make.

I implore you to exercise your right to vote on Tuesday no matter your party affiliation or political views. Voting is your right and it’s your voice; it’s a privilege, and it’s a way to support American democracy. Please VOTE!

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Daylight Saving Time


Meet Your Councilwoman


Westport Road Corridor Study


District 7 Intern U of L Homecoming Queen


Congratulations to Reagan Miller, a UofL Cardinal Ambassador, for being named the 2019 University of Louisville Homecoming Queen.  Reagan is in her senior year at UofL and pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. She is serving this semester as an intern in the District 7 Metro Council office. We are very proud of Reagan and honored to have her as part of the D7 team.

Way to go Reagan!  Go Cards!!

Walden School Preschool Story Hour


All preschool families are welcome to attend the story hours, led by Walden School Librarian Christen Brown on November 2, 2019 and November 9, 2019 from 9:30 am - 11:00 am. Participate in an interactive read-aloud and create a corresponding "craftivity" at the Walden School Library, located in the heart of St. Matthews at 4238 Westport Rd, Louisville, Kentucky 40207. Explore various experiential extension centers, including dramatic play, sensory exploration, and STEAM creativity (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics)  All activities are designed to extend learning from the read-aloud, focused on developing early literacy skills, and promoting social-emotional learning.

Mammogram Exams


Norton Healthcare Prevention & Wellness offers mammogram exams.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019  from 10:00 am – 4:00pm
Northeast Regional  Library
15 Bellevoir Circle, Louisville KY, 40223

To register for a Mammogram, call (502) 899-6842 or visit https://nortonhealthcare.com/services-and-conditions/prevention-and-wellness/mobile-prevention-center/screening-request

Your health insurance will be billed if you have it. Most insurance covers the cost of one screening mammogram per year. Please call your insurance company if you have any questions about what is covered. Funding may be available for women without health insurance who live in Jefferson County.

For more information, click here: Mobile Prevention Center Screening.

Social Security Workshop


Social Security Workshop

Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 6:30 PM

St Matthews Eline Library

3940 Grandview Ave., Louisville, Kentucky 40207

Learn to maximize social security, control taxes in retirement and design a retirement income strategy. This educational Workshop will provide you with much needed information to help you understand how Social Security works. After this class, you will be able to make informed decisions about Social Security and understand how the elections you make will affect your monthly benefits.

Champs Rollerdome Crestwood Reunion


Did you spend what felt like your entire life at 6401 Cross Keys Blvd in the 80s and 90s? If so, this reunion is for you. Dust off those Bont, Riedell or LT429s, call/text/share this event with a couple friends and get back to having some four-wheeled fun! Join us at Champ's Rollerdome Louisville located at 9851 Lagrange Road, Louisville, Kentucky 40223. We'll have all the best music from this era of skating, served-up by your favorite DJs from back in the day. The only thing that's left is a need for familiar faces (that's where you come in). Doors open at 10:30PM and the party won't stop until 12:30 AM. You read right--we're going well past midnight!

If you want to continue reminiscing and catching-up, head over to the official Facebook group using this link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/479513492655829.

Animal Pumpkin Smash


 Animal Pumpkin Smash

November 2, 2019 from 10:30 am - 4:00 pm 

The Louisville Zoo, 1100 Trevilian Way, Louisville, Kentucky 40213

Round up the family and come watch the fun as wildlife meets gourd! The World’s Largest Halloween Party presented by Meijer has ended, but we’re still having fun with pumpkins at the zoo. The hundreds of pumpkins decorating zoo grounds for Halloween will be given to our lion, bears, elephants and other zoo animals as part of a special enrichment celebrating the season. Animal enrichment is an important part of animal husbandry at the Louisville Zoo and promotes the animal’s expression of natural behavior — plus, it’s lots of fun to watch! For more information, click here: www.louisvillezoo.org

Fine Arts & Crafts Showcase


E- Cigarettes & Youth


The Louisville Orchestra


Entrepreneurial Summit


Join us for a day of networking, speakers, workshops, an innovator panel, a pitch competition and more. On November 7, 2019 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm the AWARE:ACCESS program will host its annual commercialization and entrepreneurship summit at the Speed Art Museum located at 2035 South 3rd Street, Louisville, KY 40208.

The AWARE:ACCESS, or Accelerating Women and Underrepresented Entrepreneurs: Accelerate Entrepreneurial Success, seeks to help women and underrepresented entrepreneurs to fund businesses.

For more information, click here: https: Aware Access.

Dare to Lead


Festival of Trees And Lights


Start a holiday tradition with your family at the 30th annual Festival of Trees & Lights. Marvel at the hundreds of beautifully decorated trees, wreaths and décor — all of which are for sale to raise funds for Norton Children’s Hospital. Photo with Santa, children’s crafts, stage performances and roving entertainment and Hanukkah activities are free with admission. Kids, including the young at heart, will love our ride-on train, sweet shop, gift shop, face painting and model train display. Don't forget about Elf Town outside (additional fee) that includes an obstacle course, reindeer food and snow ball toss!

General Admission - $9 for adults; $6 for children under 12 and seniors 65+; free for children under 2. Children’s crafts are free with admission, other activities included for a nominal fee.

For more information, click here: festival-trees-lights.

Fall Tree Giveaway


District 7 Crime Report


For the week of Sunday, October 20, 2019 to Saturday, October 26, 2019

Theft from Automobile - There were a total of five thefts from autos, which was a decrease from the previous week (15). In one of the thefts force was used, two were unlocked and two were by unknown means. Please remember to lock your vehicles and take your valuables out of your car.

Auto Theft - There were six reported auto thefts for the week which was an increase from the previous week (3). In one the key was used and five were by unknown means. 

Burglary - There were seven reported burglaries this reporting period, which was an increase from the previous week (4). Four burglaries were residential and three were businesses. The method of entry is as follows: Force was used in four, two were by unknown means and one was unlocked. 

There were no reported Robberies for the reporting period.

LMPD Hiring Traffic Guard I

Traffic Guard

$300 Million Investment at Churchill Downs


The Works Week

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Know Waste: Pumpkins past their prime


Is your jack-o-lantern looking a bit...withered? No need to put it in the trash! Instead, put pumpkins, gourds, and other natural fall decorations, like straw and corn, with yard waste on your regular yard waste collection day once you're done using them as seasonal decoration. Pumpkins must be free of candles and decoration other than coloring.

The natural material will be turned into compost and put back into our community. It will help make Louisville look good and prevent the material from taking up landfill space. This program applies to residents of the Urban Services District (old City of Louisville boundaries).Yard waste is collected on the same day as recycling. To find the waste collection dates for a particular address and learn about collection guidelines, use the Recycle Coach app or website

Customers of other Jefferson County municipalities and of private haulers should check with them regarding pumpkin disposal.


Follow these three tips:

1. Know your set out dates. Use Recycle Coach!
2. No lumber, drywall, or other construction materials.
3. Bundle your branches. Large loose piles of yard waste will not be collected. 

For more information, click here: https://louisvilleky.gov/…/pu…/disposal-calendar-alerts-tips .

Public Notice


Just For Fun

Word of Week


Definition: Concerned with or dedicated to enjoyment.

Word In A Sentence: The bicycle club is apolaustic to the open road.

Quote of Week

Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.

~ Helen Keller

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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.