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District Six Dispatch

David James

Councilman David James

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        502-574-1106 - Office           502-574-1551 - Fax    


Shalanna Taylor


Shalanna Taylor

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502-574-3910 - Office


Anthony J. Perry

Anthony J. Perry

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502-574-4803 - Office



EMERGENCY/EMS/Fire/Police: 911

Animal Control             473-7387

Community Action       574-4377

County Clerk's Office   574-5700

Health and Wellness    574-6520

LG&E                            589-1444

Louisville Water Co.     583-6610

Metro Call                             311

Metro Parks                 456-8100

MSD                             540-6000

Poison Control     (800)222-1222

Police Dept-Metro        574-7111

PVA                              574-6380

Sheriff's Office             574-5400

State Highway Repair  210-5400

Veteran's Affairs          595-4447


TARC3 Where's My Ride?         589-9879

Customer Comments            585-1234

TARC3 Paratransit Reservations                         560-0333

TARC3 Reservations TTY        213-3240

TARC3 Paratransit Cancellation Message Line                       560-0322

TARC3 Paratransit Eligibility Office                                    213-3217

Will Call Return Ride (before 4:30pm)                                  560-0333

Will Call Return Ride (after 4:30pm)                                  589-9879

TARC Customer Service          585-1234

TARC Website    www.ridetarc.org


This Issue:

Avoid Getting the Novel Coronavirus/COVID-19


Local COVID - 19 Updates


By far the best way to keep up with the latest news about the novel coronavirus in Kentucky is at the state website: kycovid19.ky.gov.  Guidance is being added to the website as it becomes available. So many people are accessing the website that it occasionally crashes but, if that happens, keep trying.

There is also a hotline you can call: (800) 722-5725.

The COVID-19 hotline is a service operated by the healthcare professionals at the Kentucky Poison Control Center, who can provide advice and answer questions. Please be patient as those professionals are handling a high volume of calls and want to give everyone the time they deserve. For general information, please review the website prior to calling the hotline. 

Louisville Metro has a website with updated information about COVID-19, including information from Mayor Greg Fischer’s briefings about City services.  You can access it here.

Last week, I was proud to sponsor and help pass an ordinance making $2.7 Million available for people who need assistance for housing or food, many of whom have never needed assistance before. Click here to read the Courier-Journal story.

The fund continues to grow and you can learn more about it (and contribute) here.

A special website has been developed about community and agency actions taken to assist our most vulnerable residents.  Among other things, it includes information about emergency feeding sites for children 18 years old or younger established by JCPS, including sites at Wheatley Elementary, Frayser Elementary or Englehard Elementary, and locations to pick up frozen meals for seniors. The site is updated daily.   

Metro United Way connects people in need to resources every day. Call the 2-1-1 hotline to be connected to outreach and services that could help you. It operates 24/7/365 and is available to anyone in the community. A Metro United Way page dedicated to the pandemic is here

When to Seek Care

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COVID-19 Update 3-24-20

Mayor Fischer extends state of emergency to May 10, closes Metro Parks playgrounds and ballfields

 LOUISVILLE (March 24, 2020) – Mayor Greg Fischer today extended to May 10 the state of emergency he enacted to help stop the COVID-19 outbreak in Louisville.

The Mayor said the next few weeks will be critical as Louisville works to slow the spread of the virus and prevent a surge of new cases from overwhelming the city’s hospitals. The move is in line with recommendations issued by the federal Centers for Disease Control.

“Things are changing rapidly,” Mayor Fischer said. “We have to slow the spread of COVID-19, and working together, practicing good social distancing, we have the power to do that.”

The Mayor’s original executive order, signed March 13, cancelled all Metro hosted or sponsored events. The new order extends that into early May and includes new restrictions, including the closure of playgrounds, ballfields, and soccer fields in the city’s 120 parks.

“I didn’t want to have to close public areas in our park and was hoping this wouldn’t be necessary,” the Mayor said. “But too many people have shown they have yet to grasp the serious nature of this threat and were gathering in crowds in our parks and ignoring social distancing.”

The parks will remain open to walkers, runners, and cyclists, and golfers can still play on the city’s 10 municipal courses, with some restrictions. The Mayor’ ordered that portable toilets in the parks be closed and removed. But crews will continue to clean the permanent restrooms that are open, pick up trash, and mow the grass. The campground at Jefferson Memorial Forest will also be closed. All dog parks where dogs are normally permitted to roam free without a lease are closed, but dogs on leashes are still permitted where allowed.

In his remarks today, Mayor Fischer commended all the Louisvillians who have been making sacrifices to avert a surge of COVID-19 cases that would overwhelm our healthcare system.

“Many of us are practicing social distancing, making the sacrifices this moment demands – cancelling plans, postponing parties and weddings and baby showers and reunions,” the Mayor said. “I know it’s hard, and I know it’s disappointing. Everybody is adjusting to this new reality. But it’s also what this moment demands of us.”

Read the order here: https://louisvilleky.gov/sites/default/files/mayors_office/news_images/executive_order_2020-002_executed.pdf

Changes to Metro employee policies

As part of the extended state of emergency order, Mayor Fischer empowered Louisville Metro Government agencies to assign duties to unionized employees outside their normal areas of work or departments as the city grapples with the COVID-19 outbreak.

 The order does not change current rates of pay, benefits, or other rights according to their current Collective Bargaining Agreement and/or Louisville Metro policies.

“I really appreciate our Metro employees,” the Mayor said. “Thank you for this flexibility we now have.”

Helping to ease the impact on businesses

Mayor Fischer also announced measures to help local businesses that are during the disruptions caused by COVID-19.

“COVID-19 is affecting all kinds of businesses in all kinds of ways,” the Mayor said. “And we’re working to help those businesses that are eligible to continue operating.”

For example, for example, Metro Codes and Regulations will extend the expiration date on all Itinerant Vendors, Peddlers, and Solicitors licenses and permits from March 31 to May 31, 2020. Mayor Fischer specifically cited food trucks, which have been helping to fill the gap for many diners with so many restaurants shut down.

 “Food trucks can keep operating, as long as people are taking food away and not congregating,” the Mayor said.

Other changes include:

  • Aligning Louisville Metro Government policies with the state and extending ABC License renewals to May 31.
  • Metro Public Health and Wellness has suspended collections for swimming pool permits until those facilities open.
  • The city has suspended late collections and subsequent closures for operating without a permit at food establishments.

Report establishments that won’t comply with shutdown

Mayor Fischer urged Louisvillians to report non-essential businesses that refuse to shut down during the COVID-19 outbreak. The city has received numerous complaints about restaurants, bars, and salons that are still conducting business as usual.

 “Social distancing is one of the most effective ways to slow the spread of this virus, but it won’t work if some of us refuse to do their part,” the Mayor said. “Now is not the time to be selfish.”

Residents who see businesses defying the order to close or curtail their activities can report those violations in several ways:

 State of Kentucky – 1-833-KY-SAFER / 1-833-597-2337 (tollfree)

 City of Louisville – Metro311

Due to an increased volume of phone calls, city officials are asking residents to contact Metro311 via the web if possible. Your complaints will still be addressed, and your questions will be answered.