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

Email Councilwoman McCraney

Shay West

Legislative Assistant

(502) 574-3454



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 McCraney

You're Invited

Hello Neighbor!

My message is simple today.  I'm asking you for an early Christmas present --- Your attendance on Saturday, December 14, at the last Mingle With McCraney of 2019.  Your showing up would be one of the BEST GIFTS I've ever received. 

Come and grab a cup of coffee and donut as you mingle with several invited government agencies to voice your opinions and concerns about matters that mean the most to you.

I hope to...

See You Tomorrow


Mingle w/ McCraney
Bring a Friend

Westport Road Meeting Results

Community News

THANK YOU to everyone who attended the Westport Road Corridor meeting on November 19.  A summary of the meeting topics and your suggestions are displayed below.  Thank you again for showing up and participating in the meeting.  Stay tuned for another public meeting in the near future.

Westport Study
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Coat-A-Kid Drive


Winter Day Camp

Tom Sawyer

Santa Safari

Santa's Safari

Separate TICKET required for all attending (including infants)

Tickets on sale!  Click to purchase tickets!

Dates: December 14–15, 2019
Times: 10 a.m., 12 Noon & 2 p.m.

Sponsored by The MacDonald Family. Santa is making a special stop by the Louisville Zoo and he’s bringing some of his North Pole friends along too. Enjoy a visit and photo with Santa plus meet Mrs. Claus and Frosty the Snowman. Be part of Santa’s workshop where elves help families create a wonderful holiday craft.  And of course, no visit would be complete without Mrs. Claus serving her famously delicious holiday treats and beverages (and hot chocolate or coffee for the grown-ups). Enjoy holiday sing-alongs and a complimentary photo with Santa for each child to take home.  Then grab your special Santa Safari passport and begin your journey through the Zoo’s heated buildings to experience one-on-one interaction with Zoo educators. Don’t forget to bring your cameras!

Support the Homeless - Donate a Blanket

Sickle Cell

“Conquering sickle cell disease one patient at a time”

Sickle Cell Association of Kentuckiana, Inc.


Youth In Action Network

Request your Support for the Homeless


The Sickle Cell Association of Kentuckiana, Inc and Youth In Action Network are collecting blankets for veterans, homeless, and the needy in collaboration with Blanket Louisville and the Louisville Metro Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP). Donors are encouraged to put a blanket on their holiday shopping list to donate to this worthy cause.


Slightly used or new blankets can be dropped off daily at:

Louisville Metro Office of Resilience and Community Services,

701 W. Ormsby Ave, Ste 201

Louisville, KY 40203

8:00 AM - 5:00PM


January 4, 2020, 12:30 to 2:00 pm

Bon Air Library

2816 Del Rio Pl,

Louisville, KY 40220


For further pickup or drop off information

Contact: Jo Ann Orr

(502)767- 2260


Donate to Toys For Tots

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Apply for Toys  Donate Now

Drop-Off Locations:

Empire Beauty School: Shelley Barnhill 11/13/2019 - 12/16/2019 9-9pm Monday through Friday 151 Chenoweth Lane, Louisville, KY 40207 502-897-9401 sbarnhill@empire.edu

Joe's Older Than Dirt: Stefani Jordan 11/22/2019 - 12/10/2019 11am-2am 8132 New LaGrange Rd., Louisville, KY 40222 502-727-4815 steffy.k29.sj@gmail.com

Millennial Title: Denise Martin 11/25/2019 - 12/13/2019 9-5 130 St. Matthews Avenue, Suite 300.   Louisville, KY 40222 502-749-7409 denise@millennialtitle.com

Marine Corps

Toys for Tots is a Top-Rated Charity Over 97% of your donations goes to our mission of providing toys, books, and other gifts to less fortunate children. Less than 3% is spent on fundraising and overhead.

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Other Traditions During the Christmas Season

Community discussons

Attend A Sugar Plum Party

Sugar Plum

Sugar Plum Party

Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 11:30AM

Kentucky Center Performing Arts

501 W Main St, Louisville, Kentucky 40202

The Sugar Plum Fairy invites you to have a magical afternoon of holiday fun and festivities at a pre-show Sugar Plum Party! Enjoy snacks and sweet treats, create unique art projects, meet the Children's Cast and enjoy live entertainment before The Brown-Forman Nutcracker on December 21 at The Kentucky Center! $27 per child ($38 for adults). Admission to The Brown-Forman Nutcracker requires additional ticket purchase.

For more information of tickets, click here: Sugar Plum.

The Nation's Finest Christmas Shows

Christmas Decor Show
Free GiftsHours of Gift Show
Christmas Shows

.Stewart Promotions' Christmas Gift & Decor Show features over 750 High Quality Exhibitor Booths and Over 50,000 attendees each year.  This FREE ADMISSION event is one of the premier Christmas Shows in the Nation, featuring acres of gift items and ideas for anyone and everyone.  For over 30 years, the Christmas Gift & Decor Show has been a Louisville fixture during the holiday season.  Make your plans to attend and join the fun!  And each year...ALL KIDS GET A FREE PICTURE WITH SANTA!

Free Show

The Nutcracker On Ice

Nutcracker on Ice

The Nutcracker on Ice Presented by Louisville Skating Academy

December 21-22, 2019

Iceland Sports Complex

1701 UPS Drive, Louisville, KY 40223.

The Louisville Skating Academy presentation of the Nutcracker on Ice is a 90 minute abridged version of the classic ballet, highlighted by a vocal narration, high-flying stunts, dizzying pirouettes, brilliant costumes, and captivating choreography, all under the glow of the Holiday lights. Experience the wind chill of the blinding snowstorm of the Winter Wonderland! Feel the magic of the Enchanted Forest! Brave the battle of the fearsome Rat King! Savor the delectable delights of the Land of Sweets! Celebrate the season with cheerful festivities and journey with Clara through her dreamy adventure. Featuring a star studded cast of skaters of all ages! For ticket information, click here: www.skatelouisville.org.

Guided Hikes at EP "Tom" Sawyer State Park

Guided walking tours

Hope Breakfast

Hope Breakfast

The Hope Breakfast

Celebrating the Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Faith, Leadership, Service 

January 20, 2020 starting at 6:30 AM

Louisville Marriott Downtown

280 W Jefferson Street

Louisville, KY 40202

Since 2014, The Alpha Lambda Education Foundation has hosted the Hope Breakfast in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  This event will raise money towards scholarships, community outreach and mentorship programs throughout the community. Please join the Alpha Lambda Education Foundation and the men of Alpha Lambda Chapter in celebrating this day in a grand fashion. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here: www.HopeBreakfast.org

Synergy Project Action Session


Synergy Project Action Session

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 6 PM – 7:30 PM

Spalding University

845 S 3rd St, Louisville, Kentucky 40203

The Synergy Project has been created to strengthen relationships between Louisville Metro Police and residents to increase collaboration grounded in trust and legitimacy. By bringing together people from all parts of the community – residents, academia, business, youth, faith-based organizations, law enforcement, and political leaders – this project creates an opportunity for police and community to work together in a safe, open, and respectful environment to identify root causes of distrust and find actionable solutions to move us forward.

Action sessions are guided conversations involving residents and police aimed at generating ideas on how we can strengthen our relationships.

"What Is a Vote Worth?" Poster Contest

What's a vote?

Taking Care of Your Water Pipes

Wrap your pipes

Dumping Impoud / Christmas Tree Drop-Off

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14th Illegal Dumping Impound of 2019

14th Impound

The Metro Solid Waste Enforcement team located and impounded its 14th vehicle this year for illegal dumping. A resident of District 4 reported that couches were dumped in their alley and submitted video footage captured by their security camera. The video was of high quality, but the license plate was not visible. A still image was posted on the Public Works Facebook and Nextdoor page asking for assistance identifying the individual. The power of social media worked again! On Friday, December 6 the Enforcement team located the vehicle in the 2300 block of Payne Street. In total, the illegal dumper received a citation with fines and fees totaling $750. Also, they will have to pay approximately $250 for impound and storage fees.

Anyone can help catch illegal dumpers! Submit photos or videos through our online reporting form. Check out our website to see vehicles we are currently looking for. 

And remember, up to 3 large household items can be dropped off for free at the Waste Reduction Center

tree drop

Seasonal Christmas tree drop-off will also include leaves this year. Starting December 26, drop-off sites will be available for all Louisville/Jefferson County residents at four locations. The Hubbards Lane site will also instantly recycle Christmas trees in to mulch that will be offered back to citizens for home use. Those wishing to receive mulch must bring an appropriate container in which to carry it. All lights and ornaments should be removed from trees before they are set out or dropped off. Residents may also drop off loose leaves. Containers used to bring leaves to the drop-off sites must be disposed of off-site by residents.


Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Waste Reduction Center will close at 3 p.m. on Saturdays

December 26 - January 31, all locations will be closed on Wednesday, January 1. 


East District Recycling Center

595 N. Hubbards Lane


Public Works Yard

10500 Lower River Road (enter from Bethany Lane)


Shawnee Park

4501 W. Broadway (by Little League baseball field in rear of park)


Waste Reduction Center

636 Meriwether Avenue 

Metro Public Works will also provide curbside pickup of Christmas trees within the Urban Services District (the old City of Louisville boundaries) after the holiday. Beginning Wednesday, December 26, residents with City curbside yard waste pickup may set their Christmas trees and greenery out on their regular collection day. Trees must not be in plastic bags, and all decorations must be removed. Residents normally serviced by private waste haulers should check with those companies to see whether and when tree pickup is available.

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Air Pollution Control District

Air Pollution Control District - Louisville Kentucky

Notice of Action on a

Federally Enforceable District Origin Operating Permit (FEDOOP)

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to renew a FEDOOP operating permit to Sealed Air (polyethylene foam manufacturing facility), 7665 National Turnpike, Louisville, KY 40214 in accordance with Regulation 2.17. This permit is being issued to renew the FEDOOP operating permit. The 30-day public comment period starts on December 10, 2019, and ends on January 9, 2020. A public hearing may be scheduled if the District determines that there are germane, unresolved issues or substantial public interest, in accordance with Regulation 2.07.

Drafts of the permit and summary are available at the District office, 701 West Ormsby Avenue, Suite 303, Louisville between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, by calling Matt King at (502) 574-6000 or emailing airpermits@louisvilleky.gov or at the following website: http://www.louisvilleky.gov/APCD/docket. Copies of the application are available upon request. Written comments will be accepted at airpermits@louisvilleky.gov until midnight or at the District office until 5:00 p.m. on January 9, 2020.

Traffic Guards NEEDED!


District 7 Crime Report


For the week of Sunday December 1, 2019  to Saturday December 7, 2019

Theft from Automobile - There were a total of seven thefts from autos, which was a decrease from the previous week (13). In one of the thefts force was used, four 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 was one reported auto theft for the week which was a decrease from the previous week (7). The one was by unknown means. 

Burglary - There was one reported burglary this reporting period which was a decrease from the previous week (4). The one burglary was by unknown means and was residential. 

There were no reported Robberies for the reporting period.



Always remember to lock your car and remove all valuables; it's the easiest way to prevent crime.

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

If you see 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.


Word of Week



Definition: The act of making something better; improvement.

In A Sentence: In every human being there is a wish to ameliorate his own condition.

Quote of Week

“The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.”

~ Chinese Proverb

Life Hacks

Another Way to Sharpen Your Scissors:


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.