District 4 COVID-19 Updates and Resources

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Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith
601 West Jefferson Street
(502) 574-1104
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Committee Assignments: 

  • Budget
  • Public Safety
  • Government Oversight

Wanda Mitchell-Smith

Wanda Mitchell-Smith Legislative Assistant             (502) 574-3453                     Email Wanda


 Audrey Champelli               Intern

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District LMPD links

1st Division Information

2nd Division Information

4th Division Information

5th Divison Information

The Fourth District includes:

  • Downtown
  • Central Business District
  • NuLu Business District


  • Paristown Pointe
  • Phoenix Hill
  • Shelby Park
  • Smoketown

and portions of these neighborhoods:

  • Butchertown
  • California
  • Germantown
  • Irish Hill
  • Meriwether Fort Hill
  • Original Highlands
  • Portland
  • Russell
  • Schnitzelburg

In this issue...

Latest News Regarding COVID-19


Click HERE to see new warnings about scammers trying to profit from coronavirus panic, featuring Councilwoman Sexton Smith on NBC Nightly News. 


Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness was advised of safety violations at some testing sites and of operations at unauthorized testing sites. Click HERE to see the order detailing the swift action LMPHW has taken to stop scams and violations.

Click HERE to see short video of our Kentucky National Guard helping Dare to Care help YOU!

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Councilwoman Sexton Smith has created a special information page about the COVID 19 virus and its impact on Louisville Metro. To get information on basic needs, food distribution, small business assistance from local, statewide and JCPS programs designed to keep you safe and give assistance during this crisis,





Social Distancing is our best tool to fight this virus. Stay six feet apart so we don’t end up six feet under. This really is about life and death.



Meet two of our local 1st Responders on their front porch in Shelby Park after a long hard day working as nurses. They said, “We’ll take care of the frontline if ya’ll take care of the back line.”



“Front Porch Fridays” were launched by our Shelby Park Neighborhood Association led by President Chip Rogalinski. Neighbors practicing great Social Distancing.


Mayor Fischer says we need to be practicing, Being Together by Staying Apart.


Governor Beshear encourages us all to be Healthy at Home!



The Extreme Skate Park is closed and everyone was observing the Mayor’s request. No skateboards, no parked cars, no one there to watch.




It’s a beautiful thing when the folks who typically gather here are showing the rest of us how to act responsibly. Thank you for choosing to do the right thing.  



Take a moment and ponder the beauty of this amazing work of art located at the Dave Armstrong Extreme Skate Park. This is considered the #1 vertical ramp in the world built and installed by a few amazing men from Germany. We love you for keeping Louisville #1!



Councilwoman Sexton Smith drove through District 4 checking on neighbors from her car and noticed signs of renewal and hope at every turn.




Yes - Metro District 4 offers beautiful public art, Springtime in full bloom and roosters in the yard. Cock-a-doodle-do!

We LOVE you!






Dare to Care and the Kentucky National Guard packing thousands of food boxes for families in 20,000 square feet of brand new donated warehouse space thanks to Jeff Robinson of Summit Construction. 






Councilwoman Sexton Smith and Lacey wearing their bandana masks during weekly trip to the grocery.

We got this - YOU can too!


LHOME Loans Available

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TARC Implements "essential trips only" Policy


April 3rd until April 30, 2020 or until Governor Beshear lifts the March 25, 2020, emergency “Stay at Home” order, TARC is limiting ridership to essential trips only.

Essential trips include:

  • Obtaining necessary supplies and services for family or household members and pets, such as groceries, food and supplies for household consumption and use, supplies and equipment needed to work from home, and products necessary to maintain safety, sanitation and essential maintenance of the home; or
  • Engaging in activities essential for the health and safety of family, household members and pets, including things such as seeking medical or behavioral health or emergency services and obtaining medical supplies; or
  • Caring for a family member, friend, or pet in another household or residence, and to transport a family member, friend or their pet for essential health and safety activities, and to obtain necessary supplies; and
  • Employment in essential business services, meaning an essential employee performing work for an essential business as identified by the Governor as “necessary to sustain life.”

TARC is asking riders who need to make essential trips to avoid riding the bus during peak travel times of 6-9 a.m. and 2-6 p.m. to give more social distancing space to essential workers heading to and from their jobs.

Please visit www.ridetarc.org and click on the COVID-19 button for details and updates on how TARC is responding.

Parks and Recreation COVID-19 Update


What Not to Flush from MSD


Stay at Home!

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The Power of Social Distancing

The Power of Social Distancing

One Louisville COVID-19 Response Fund

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Coronavirus Information Translations

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The Latest News

What You Need to Know about Coronavirus is now available in 14 languages 

According to the CDC, Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The first case of COVID-19 in the Kentucky was reported on March 6, 2020.

Stay informed and healthy. Learn more about the Coronavirus (COVID19) and what the community can do to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses. The site is available for translation with Translate Icon located in the top right corner of the page. Learn More: https://louisvilleky.gov/coronavirus  

Korean French - Spanish - Arabic

A Guide to Coronavirus Planning for Nonprofits


The Georgia Center for Nonprofits has put together a guide to help nonprofit leaders consider the three primary dimensions when navigating the impact of the coronavirus, as well as any future issue that threatens to disrupt vital work: employees, stakeholders, and the organization. 

Learn More

Free Online Resources to Work or Study from Home

Work From Home

Free Online Platforms to Work Remotely

Free Online Resources to Learn from Home

Library Updates

  • While libraries are closed, patrons are encouraged to check out eBooks, eMagazines, and downloadable audiobooks, and stream movies and music online at LFPL.org.
  • Students working on schoolwork are encouraged to take advantage of online Research Tools.
  • LFPL is not enforcing late fees. 
  • Pick up dates have been extended and hold requests have been suspended so that patrons will not lose their place in line for items.

Need a New Job? Find Out Who's Hiring

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Click HERE to see jobs now.  

If you're an employer who's hiring, click HERE to complete this short form.

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Metro March for Meals for Seniors Has Ended


The Metro March for Meals, the meals pick-up program for seniors 60 year and older that began in response to the COVID-19 outbreak in Louisville, has ended.

Louisville Metro Senior Nutrition, part of the Office of Resilience and Community Services, is focusing its limited funding by returning to its original intent of serving those already deemed eligible through the Meals on Wheels and Senior Congregate Meals programs, as well as an additional 255 people who are currently on the waiting lists for home-delivered programs.

Going forward, there will be no distribution of meals at the seven sites that had been operating through the Metro March for Meals program since March 17, 2020.  More than 83,000 frozen meals were handed out over that three-week period.

Beginning Monday:

  • The nearly 400 homebound senior clients served by Senior Nutrition's Meals on Wheels program will continue to receive their meal delivery once per week with a five-frozen meal pack until daily, hot meal delivery can resume. In addition, 255 pre-certified individuals will be added to home-delivery routes over the course of April.
  • Though the nearly 20 Senior Congregate Nutrition Sites across Jefferson County remain temporarily closed, the Senior Nutrition staff will continue working with congregate participants to ensure their nutritional needs are being met  during this critical period. 

The city continues to explore options for other resources to serve even more vulnerable residents of our community.

Free Spectrum Broadband Opportunities


How Can My Child Receive Lunch While Schools Are Closed?

In Jefferson County, JCPS has opened 43 sites for families to pick up lunches while schools are closed.  The district will operate 35 school sites and eight mobile sites from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Only one meal per child present will be allowed. Here are links to a list of sites, a map:


Census 2020


Census forms are arriving in the mail.  Census data is used to determine how many representatives each state gets in Congress, how many districts each state has, and how much federal funding states and counties receive, in addition to other things. 

You can go online and complete the census. You can also call 1-844-330-2020 to complete the survey over the phone as soon as you receive the invitation. The best way to avoid a visit from a census taker is to fill out the 2020 Census questionnaire online, by phone, or by mail as soon as you receive your invitation to participate.  We urge you to do so by April 1, to limit person-to-person contact as the coronavirus continues to spread. The census website is here: https://my2020census.gov/.

Here’s the schedule, subject to change (like everything else these days).

  • March 12-20        Invitations mailed
  • March 16-24        Reminder letters sent
  • March 26-April 3  Reminder postcards
  • April 1                  Census Day
  • April 8-16             Hardcopy Census mailed
  • April 20-27           Final postcards mailed
  • May 1                   Non-response follow-ups begin

Call to Be Matched With a Low-Risk Volunteer


click HERE to be matched online

Resilience and Community Services COVID-19 Update


The seven neighborhood place locations are closed to walk-in traffic.

Metro Animal Services COVID-19 Update

  • Animal Control officers will only respond to the most serious incidents involving a human and domestic animal in progress, or to assist first responders.
  • The LMAS Shelter at 3528 Newburg Road will be open only for adoptions, citizens looking for a lost pet, fosters, and stray pet surrenders.
  • Go to gov/government/animal-services for more info. You can also direct questions to animals@louisvilleky.gov.

Metro Revenue Commission COVID-19 Update

  • The April 15th filing deadline has been extended to July 15th.
  • Suspending face-to-face customer service.
  • You are advised to use the E-MINTs online portal to file taxes, request an extension, request an employee refund, make a payment, request a payment plan, view account info and correspondence, or send a message. Go to metrorevenue.org to learn more.
  • Call (502) 574-4860 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to connect with the taxpayer services, legal, audit, and compliance divisions for any assistance you may need.

Show Your Garbage Cart Some Love


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Liquor License Applications



421 W. Chestnut Street

Attached, please find an Alcoholic Beverage License memo and Courier Journal Legal announcement for a Quota Retail Liquor by the Drink, NQ4 Retail Malt Beverage by the Drink, and 4 a.m. Extended Hours license(s) being applied for, located at 421 W. Chestnut Street, Louisville, KY. 40202.  The ad ran in The Courier Journal Wednesday, March 18, 2020. 


727 E. Market Street

Attached, please find an Alcoholic Beverage License memo and Courier Journal Legal announcement for an NQ2 Restaurant Retail Drink, Sunday Liquor Drink, 2 a.m. Extended Hours, and Quota Retail Liquor by the Package license(s) being applied for, located at 727 E. Market St., Louisville, KY. 40202.  The ad ran in The Courier Journal Wednesday, March 18, 2020.


350 W. Chestnut Street

Attached, please find an Alcoholic Beverage License Addition memo and Courier Journal Legal announcement for a 2 a.m. Extended Package Sales Hours and 4 a.m. Extended Drink Hours license(s) being applied for, located at 350 W. Chestnut St., Louisville, KY. 40202.  The ad ran in The Courier Journal Friday, March 20, 2020.


240 S. Hancock Street

Attached, please find an Alcoholic Beverage License Addition memo and Courier Journal Legal announcement for a 2 a.m. Extended Package Sales Hours license being applied for, located at 240 S. Hancock St., Louisville, KY. 40202.  The ad ran in The Courier Journal Friday, March 20, 2020.


209 E. Main Street

Attached, please find an Alcoholic Beverage License memo and Courier Journal Legal announcement for a Quota Retail Liquor by the Package, Quota Retail Liquor by the Drink, NQ4 Retail Malt Beverage by the Drink, Sampling, Sunday Liquor Drink, and 2 a.m. Extended Drink and Package Sales Hours license(s) being applied for, located at 209 E. Main Street, Louisville, KY. 40202.  The ad ran in The Courier Journal Friday, April 3, 2020.

Check Out the New Metro 311


MetroCall has switched to a new Metro311 reporting system for the general public. You can now report issues, track issues, view past issues, comment on issues, and more from one site. Please visithttp://iframe.publicstuff.com/.

To report a new issue, follow these steps:

  1. Visit http://iframe.publicstuff.com/
  2. For City, type in Louisville and select “Louisville Jefferson County Metro Government”
  3. Program developers suggest you now “sign up” for an account in top right corner. This will allow the system to track all requests. You can also choose not to sign up, which will let you make service requests anonymously.  
  4. To report an issue, select the issue or type something into the search box. Then select issue.
  5. Next fill out the series of questions. You can enter an actual address or drag and drop the pin on the map to the location.Please be sure to check the address to ensure it’s a valid address.
  6. Include all details in the description and click submit.

Play around with the new system to become familiar with all the great features. You can now track other people’s service requests and the system will keep them in your account. Please let our office know if you have any issues.

Report Street Light Outages to LG&E


If you see a streetlight out in your neighborhood (or anywhere in Louisville), please note the address and report it to LG&E for repair. Click here to fill out the online form to report broken or malfunctioning streetlights. We always recommend adding your contact information to the request, so a technician who has questions can contact you. LG&E makes repairs during the day. Make sure you follow up if the streetlight hasn’t been repaired within seven (7) days.


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Neighborhood Associations

Butchertown - butchertownpres@gmail.com 1st Tuesday @ 6:00 pm 

Germantown Paristown - 1094 E. Kentucky St. 396-4836 judithmagrem28@gmail.com 3rd Monday @ 6:00 pm

Irish Hill Neighborhood Association - For more information info@irishhillneighbors.org 

Original Highlands - 1228 E. Breckenridge St 287-3938 driddle121@yahoo.com 3rd Monday @ 6:00 pm 

Paristown Pointe - 1228 E. Breckinridge  St 502 2nd Wednesday @6:00 pm

Phoenix Hill - Jeff St Baptist Community at 800 E Liberty St. phoenixhillna@gmail.com  4th Monday @ 5:30 pm 

Portland Now - 2503 Montgomery St. 438-0189 larry.stoess@gmail.com 1st Tuesday @ 6:30 pm 

Russell Neighborhood - 604 S. 10th Street at Western Library, (502) 389-7004 or email  Jackie Floyd, 4th Tuesday every month @ 6:00pm

Schnitzelburg Area Community Council - St Elizabeth's 1020 E Burnett Schnitzelburg.org

Shelby Park - 600 E. Oak Street 417-5336 Shelby Park on Facebook 2nd Thursday @ 6:00 pm 

Smoketown - 325 E. Kentucky Street 836-7661 666@webberconsulting.org 3rd Monday @ 6:30 pm

South Fourth Street - Jim Reskin, President

Meriwether Fort Hill Neighborhood Association - 3rd Tuesday at 6:30 at Shelby Traditional. Jess Brown 270-227-9123

Important Numbers

Metro311: 311 or (502) 574-5000
Air Pollution: (502) 574-6000
Animal Services: (502) 363-6609 or (502) 361-1318
Louisville Forward/Economic Development: (502) 574-4140
Planning & Design Services: (502) 574-6230
Community Services & Revitalization: (502) 574-4377
Public Works: (502) 574-5810
Property Valuation Administrator (PVA): (502) 574-4016
TARC: (502) 585-1234
PARC: (502) 569-6222
Legal Aid: (502) 584-1254
IPL (Code Enforcement): (502) 574-3321
Congressman John Yarmuth: (502) 582-5129
Solid Waste Management (SWMS): (502) 574-3571
Metro Parks: (502) 456-8100
Metro Police: (Non Emergency) (502) 574-7111 or (502) 574-2111
LMPD 1st Division: (502) 574-7167
LMPD 2nd Division: (502) 574-2478
LMPD 4th Division: (502) 574-7010
LMPD 5th Division: (502) 574-7636
Anonymous Tipline: (502) 574-LMPD (5673)
Metro Safe: (502) 572-3460 or (502) 574-7111
Vacant & Public Property Administration: (502) 574-4016
Brightside: (502) 574-2613
Master Commissioner Jefferson Circuit Court (Foreclosure Sales): (502) 753-4888

Your State Representative or State Senator: http://www.lrc.ky.gov 

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