District 7 E-Newsletter

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


Paula McCraney
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: 574-7275

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

Love thy neighbor

In this Issue...

Message from McCraney

Hello Neighbors,

I hope this e-Newsletter meets you in good spirits and health.  

We are now living in unprecedented times and must make necessary adjustments day by day, and in some cases hourly.

Because of the seriousness of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Mayor and Governor's request to cancel events, conferences, worship services, etc., I've made the prudent decision to postpone the District 7 bus tour to the Louisville Water Tower.

I am so humbled by the constituents of District 7 and the support you show me as your Louisville Metro Councilwoman. You are the best neighbors a girl could ask for.  Many of you had registered to participate in the tour, and that makes my heart happy. Supporting this first-ever activity for District 7 shows me that you are interested and engaged in our community. Therefore, I will continue to work hard to bring fun, excitement and education in the form of activities to you.

Selfishly, I wanted to move forward with the March 28th outing. Just thinking of the fun we were going to have, the knowledge we'd gain about the water we drink, and the camaraderie and neighborly friendships we were going to build, made me want to ignore the recommendations of the government authorities and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). But, that wouldn't be a good example of "loving thy neighbor."

While we hear that social distancing is the best thing to do right now (next to washing our hands thoroughly and often), and there's no fail-proof method of protecting against COVID-19, there are steps we can take to make our lives less risky. One suggestion is to sit at least six feet apart from others. That's pretty hard to do on a bus, so until further notice - from the federal, state and local governments and the CDC - and until it's safe to do, I will reschedule the tour and notify you via this e-Newsletter.

Thank you, District 7 residents, for your support of the bus tour and your understanding of its cancellation.

Also, you'll notice that today's e-Newsletter is different. It is not filled with the ordinary flyers about community events. That's because most of the events around the city are being canceled and for your safety, I am not promoting just in case they are not canceled.

Stay safe, warm and encouraged, my friends!

Keep Calm

District 7 Water Tower Tour - POSTPONED




      DISTRICT 7 BUS TOUR        (the first one in a series of tours scheduled in 2020)

HAS BEEN CANCELED  (Postponed, actually!)






Water Tower


Charter Offers FREE Spectrum WiFi

Due to the impacts COVID19 is likely to have on households across the country, Charter is announcing the following commitments to help ease the burden on families with students that need to work remotely:

  • Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.
  • Charter will partner with school districts to ensure local communities are aware of these tools to help students learn remotely.
  • Charter will open its Wi-Fi hotspots across our footprint for public use
  • For eligible low-income households without school-aged children, Charter continues to offer Spectrum Internet Assist, a low-cost broadband program delivering speeds of 30 Mbps
  • Spectrum does not have data caps or hidden fees.

In addition, Charter has accepted FCC Chairman Pai's "Keep Americans Connected" pledge, which for the next 60 days includes the following:

  • Charter will not terminate service to any current residential or small business customers because of their inability to pay their bills due to the disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic
  • Charter will waive any late fees that any residential or small business customers incur because of their economic circumstances related to the coronavirus pandemic

See below for the full press release and the details on the commitment. Please be safe and let me know if there's anything we can do to help your communities.  


Coronavirus FYI




Just for Fun

Friday 13

Friday the 13th is considered the unluckiest day of the year with many believing it to bring an abundance of misfortune.

The history of superstition surrounding it has been long-standing and believed to have originated from the story of the Last Supper, which saw Judas Iscariot – known to be Jesus’ betrayer – the 13th person to join Christ and his disciples at the table.

Fear of Friday 13th can also be traced back to King Philip IV of France arresting hundreds of Knights Templar on in the 13th day in October 1307.

An important milestone in the history of the Friday the 13th legend in particular (not just the number 13) occurred in 1907, with the publication of the novel Friday, the Thirteenth written by Thomas William Lawson.

The book told the story of a stockbroker who plays on superstitions about the date to create chaos on Wall Street, and make a killing on the market.

The horror movie Friday the 13th, released in 1980, introduced the world to a hockey mask-wearing killer named Jason, and is perhaps the best-known example of the famous superstition in pop culture history. The movie spawned multiple sequels, as well as comic books, novellas, video games, related merchandise and countless terrifying costumes.



Use these witch life hacks to keep your Friday the Thirteenth interesting: 


1. Before taking fashion risks, eat red meat rare and howl at the moon the day before.

2. To predict whether or not you’ll make your appointment, cuddle a cat and see how it reacts. If it squirms, you’ll be late. If it purrs, you’re good.

3. When faced with a difficult decision, rip up a tissue and throw the scraps high in the air. The time they take to fall to the ground is the time you have to complete your decision.

4. To ensure your plane arrives or leaves on time, buy a drink when you get to the airport. Seltzer or cocktail, it makes no difference, as long as it comes in a cold glass. Take a napkin and rip it into five strips and arrange it around your drink like a pentagon. Whisper your arrival time into your drink, toast whomever sold you the beverage, and take a sip.

5. For shopping success, bow slightly to every mannequin to ensure your clothes look as nice at home as they do in the store.

6. To ensure 100% book satisfaction, hold books close to your ears to see if they make any noise. Read only the ones that do.

7. If stuck in a waiting room, open a magazine to seven random pages and blindly point around each page for seven random words. This is your command to follow for the day.

8. For dinner parties, avoid mirrors on days you have a friends over, and they will help clean up after.

9. To get her back for what she said last time, think bad thoughts every time you smile at your frenemy to leave her slightly discomfited without knowing why.

10. Write a list of reasons why you and your partner should get a pet, then paint white over it and use the paper to make their birthday card.

11. Place your warm coffee cup against your forehead and think of volcanoes so that it stays nice and warm the whole time you drink.

12. Whisper good things about yourself over each ingredient as you bake a cake for your boss to ensure that promotion.

13. On Friday the 13th, print out this list and reread on days of strife. Every numbered item will change except this one.

Sulagna Misra is writer living on the Internet

Quote of Week Image
Friday 13th

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.