District 7 E-Newsletter

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


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

Email Councilwoman McCraney


Visit the District 7 Website

Ben Otten


Legislative Assistant

Danielle Bechard


U of L Intern

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


In this Issue...

Message From McCraney

Note: Today's message is an explanation of my "Message from McCraney" dated September 28th. I am offering the explanation because I received a 9-page letter from one of you who was extremely upset by what I wrote.  My philosophy is, if one of you is bothered by anything I write, say or do, then I'm bothered. So, please allow me to explain...

The letter writer (who I will call "Mr. Smith"), a 68-year old white male, stated that my message was very disturbing and offensive. “I’m not sure if you were addressing this message to all races or if you just want the White folks to understand how you perceive how the Black community feels,” he wrote. “Do you think White people are uninformed how protesting and rioting work?" “This letter has taken me five or more days to reply, and many statements had me extremely upset, and wondering what was your end game,” he exclaimed.

My message on the 28th mentioned the killing of Breonna Taylor and the civil unrest in our community. I spoke about why I think most people are angry, and I concluded that people are grieving.  The message was an honest assessment of what I have heard from peaceful protesters as to why they are marching and demanding justice. I wrote the message because I have received several emails and phone calls from constituents who asked me to explain the protests and civil unrest.  One constituent asked me directly what is it that Black people in Louisville want.  She went on to ask me to help her "see another point of view" because she was "blind to what they want and what is fair." She stated that she wanted things to be better but asked me "what that looks like."  

My message was colorblind. I was sharing with readers in real time what is going on in the streets of Louisville from protesters' point of view. My end game was only to bring awareness to those who asked for my assistance and anyone else who may be interested. "Mr. Smith" claims that I was trying to blame White people, use the race card, and regulate morality. Let me assure you, that was not my intent. 

What's interesting to me is how deeply bothered "Mr. Smith" was about what he read. His letter included his researched data on Black on Black crimes and a statement that "a Black man is more likely to be killed by lightning than by a police officer." He made a point to say that Breonna's death was a result of her lifestyle and the failure of her boyfriend for firing on a police officer.  He mentioned organizations such as BLM, Antifa and NFAC; he brought up communism, Marxism and Malcolm X; and he said "the problem with society is democratic cities with poor leadership, liberal judges and prosecutors who release criminals back into the streets without any consideration of their action on the community at large." 

"Mr. Smith" ranted about the destruction of the west end by Black people and that Black people are holding themselves back. He suggested that there are some organizations whose main concern is to overtake the white race, and that far-left liberal's only goal is to destroy democracy and change to socialism and eventually to communism. 

While I think "Mr. Smith" read much more into my message than was there, I am glad he was able to get all that off his chest. It's healthy to get things off your chest. It reduces anxiety, stress and the unpleasant side effects that come with holding something in --- sadness, depression, and yes, anger.  

Keeping things bottled up comes at a cost. When you don't candidly express your emotional positions, you tend to make unhealthy sacrifices that could lead to heart disease, and a compromise to your mental health and relationship with others. If you don't let it out, you're going to let it eat at you.

According to Carolyn Stevens, a communications and emotional intelligence performance specialist, @leadingperformance.com.au, there are top 10 reasons for us to disclose how we feel.  She writes that when you disclose how you feel about an important issue:

1. Your stress level is reduced.

2. Misunderstandings are prevented.

3. You can nip the issue in the bud and prevent your feelings from escalating.

4. You're likely to resolve the issue early when you table it early.

5. The other person is better able to appropriately respond when they have more information from you.

6. You'll create a closer, more fulfilling relationship. 

7. Your interpersonal effectiveness increases as your relevant thoughts and feelings are expressed and discussed.

8. You'll notice that your emotions are much more controllable.

9. Trust increases in the relationship.

10. You're likely to be more influential with the other person when they receive a fuller communication from you.

"Mr. Smith" may never see things from the lens of a protester or an African American who feels traumatized by brutality or centuries of injustice. But, it is my hope that we can see eye to eye and accept that everyone's opinions matter.  That no one holds a monopoly on voicing their concerns, nor should they be ridiculed for doing so. We can all disagree without being disrespectfully disagreeable.

"Mr. Smith", I hear you, and I get it...Sometimes we just have to express our feelings and get things off our chest.  In the words of Evelyn Beatrice Hall, who wrote under the pseudonym S.G. Tallentyre, The Life of Voltaire and a second volume The Friends of Voltaire, "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”

Use of Force Ordinance


At the Metro Council meeting Thursday evening, the “Use of Force” ordinance passed 15-10. The ordinance codifies existing LMPD policy into law. The eight requirements detailed in the ordinance include:

  1. Chokeholds – an approved technique used only in a situation where the use of deadly force would be allowed
  2. De-escalation – attempt to resolve conflict or potential conflict utilizing this technique to decrease the likelihood of resorting to use of force
  3. Verbal Warning – If feasible, should be given before the use of deadly force
  4. Firearm Use – when reasonable, given totality of circumstances, exhaust all alternative uses of force prior to using firearms
  5. Officer Intervention – act to prevent or stop any other officer, regardless of rank or assignment, from using unlawful, unnecessary, or excessive force
  6. Use of Firearm on Moving Vehicle – avoid discharging firearms either at, or from, a moving vehicle unless deadly force is being used against the officer or another person. The use of a vehicle by a civilian shall not be considered deadly force unless there is gunfire or other deadly force emanating from the vehicle or it is reasonable to believe the vehicle is intentionally being used to strike a person, a crowd, another vehicle or building with the intent of causing mass injuries or death of another person
  7. Control of Subject – based on known facts or facts that should reasonably be known, use the lowest-level force reasonable to gain control
  8. Pointing Firearms at Another Person – officers shall report, through chain of command, each use of physical force other than a control hold and each instance of pointing firearm at another person

During the debate of the ordinance, none of my colleagues voiced a concern about the eight measures, because seven of the eight are already LMPD policy. Those who voted “No” expressed concern about the Metro Council codifying government policy and procedures or hindering a chief of police’s flexibility. After listening to all sides of the argument and discovering that Metro Council codifies policy all the time – which makes sense, it was clear to me that I should vote “Yes” in order to guarantee that, regardless of who is in office or in charge, these requirements should be written into law and can’t be changed without Metro Council approval.

Click here https://rb.gy/klncys to view a letter from the immediate past Police Chief of LMPD. The letter shows how he worked with my colleagues to make sure the language in the draft was accurate and policy-friendly.  He gives his input and basically supports the ordinance.  And as reported in the news, Chief Yvette Gentry voiced concerns that she thought the ordinance may conflict with the new chief's ability to have flexibility to make decisions or changes to LMPD policies, she has stated that she does not have any problems with the ordinance and will implement all measures as approved. I talked to Chief Gentry myself before last night's meeting. I wanted to be sure I heard firsthand from her and what her take on it was.  She initially told me that she thought codifying their policies was overreach, but she was not concerned with the ordinance's content, because it is basically already in LMPD manuals, as I previously stated.  Speaking with Chief Gentry gave me comfort in knowing that a  "Yes" vote on this ordinance was a step in the right direction.  Codifying these policies simply makes enforcement of them much more likely.

Click link below to watch full Metro Council meeting. My comments on this vote start at approximately 1:16:57 (one hour and 16 minutes into the meeting):



Click the link below to access Use of Force Ordinance:

O-378-20 V.3 CAM 101420 - New Policy on Police Use of Force.pdf

Spotlight on the City of Bancroft


Written by Ben Otten, Legislative Assistant, District 7


The City of Bancroft is located in District 7 with approximately 500 residents and 200 homes. This wonderful city was incorporated in 1970 and is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

Bancroft is a home rule class city and is governed by an elected mayor and four elected city commissioners. The current mayor is Jeff Magers.


Born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, Mayor Magers has served in this capacity for roughly 5 years. He started as a city commissioner and held that position for nearly a year before being appointed as mayor. He is currently in his first full 4-year term which ends December 31, 2022.

Prior to the election and assuming office, Mayor Magers had many careers. He spent four years on active duty in the Army and returned back to Louisville to join the Jefferson County Police Department.

After approximately  20 years on the force, Mayor Magers transitioned to yet another career: academia. Over the years he has taught in Rochester, east Texas and Kentucky (University of Louisville). He has also taught online for universities in Pennsylvania, New York and Delaware while living in Louisville. "I have been fortunate to have had three different careers and enjoyed all of them," he said.

As an eleven-year resident of Bancroft, Mayor Magers had a lot of great things to say about the city. It's a completely residential city and almost has a rural feeling at times. He commented on the high tree canopy on Bancroft Lane (the main road connecting the city with US-22), and pointed out the uniqueness of the city with its wild turkeys, raccoons, hawks and other wildlife.

Mayor Magers marvels at an exciting transition occurring in Bancroft.  He mentioned how there are a lot of young families starting to move in. "We used to not see a lot of young kids out playing but now we do, which is really nice," the mayor said. "It's especially exciting to see younger people join the commission. They bring a different perspective," he added.

Much like every other city in Louisville, Bancroft faces its own set of concerns. Residents are apprehensive about rising taxes, lack of police resources, and a possible new development on Herr Lane and how it might affect traffic.

Pre-COVID, Bancroft was bustling with events. From a neighborhood picnic (with bounce houses, fire trucks, and police cars) to a citywide yard sale, there was no shortage of things to do. Although some activities had to be canceled or postponed this year, Bancroft will host its annual Halloween decorating contest with so much more to come!


District 7 Citizen of the Quarter


Today's Citizen of the Quarter is John Boyd!

A 22-year resident of Bancroft, Mr. Boyd has loved living in District 7. "I've been blessed with great neighbors," he says. He also enjoys that Bancroft is centrally located and a truly wonderful place to live.

Mr. Boyd is a retired salesman and lives with his wife of fifty years.


Spotlight on a District 7 Restaurant


River House Restaurant and Raw Bar

Written by Danielle Bechard, U of L Intern, District 7 Office


Chef John Varanese is a Cleveland, Ohio native who fell in love with creating new dishes when he was fourteen and working in a mom and pop Italian restaurant. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Food Service Management and an associate degree in Culinary Arts from Johnson and Wales University in South Carolina. He now owns River House Restaurant, which is located on River Road in District 7.  He also owns Varanese Restaurant, located in District 9, and just celebrated 13 years of being located on Frankfort Avenue.

Louisville’s local flavor contributed to the chosen location for River House. It's convenient for locals and travelers alike with the closeness to downtown and I-71.  Plus, it sits on the Ohio River and provides diners with an amazing view.  “Louisville is a foodie paradise,” Varanese said.  

When asked about a favorite dish at River House,  Varanese couldn’t pick just one. He did, however, share that his personal favorite foods are exotic mushrooms and cheeses, with an honorary nod to peanut butter as a guilty pleasure. He mentioned that the current fan favorite is the seared diver scallops served over tasso ham and cheddar grits. His favorite food to serve friends is roasted chicken on a Big Green Egg. 


The most challenging aspect of his career as a restaurateur has been navigating his businesses  through COVID-19.  "Not only have we adapted to stricter guidelines, we’ve had to be creative and find ways to help compensate for the loss of business due to restaurant closures and limited capacity,” he said.  At the peak of the coronavirus, Varanese made a strategic decision to sell fresh food to the public. "We knew the grocery stores were trying to keep up with the demand, so we positioned ourselves to offer a lot of the same products with the convenience of online ordering for curbside pickup,” Varanese explained. He stated that overall it was a great way  to help their loyal customers get through the quarantine.  "Our survival story is that we didn’t give up; we found new ways to keep working. From providing groceries to carryout and family-style meals, we kept trying new things,” Varanese shared. 

The community can expect from River House in 2021 and beyond, an expanded patio area for protective seating during the colder winter months. Next door to River House is Savor, Varanese's building for event space, which opened in the spring.  It will be available for bookings in 2021. 

If a budding entrepreneur were to ask Varanese for advice, he would suggest hard work, discipline and perseverance.  "Perseverance is important because it’s okay to make mistakes, and failures can lead to success," he imparted. 

River House is located at 3015 River Road


Opening Hours

Voter Information



***Poll workers reported giving out wrong ballots to voters!***

          Check to make sure you have gotten the correct ballot before you vote, whether by mail in or in person.

          Sample ballots for Louisville: http://jeffersoncountyclerk.org/wheredoivote/

          If you think you may have gotten the wrong ballot (i.e. wrong precinct), call Kentucky State Board of Elections, (502) 573-7100)

General Election Information


JCPS Tax Increase Initiative on Ballot


To discuss and answer questions about the JCPS tax increase proposal that is on the ballot this General Election season, JCPS hosted a virtual community forum.  If you were unable to attend the virtual session, here's a link for you to view at your leisure --- before you cast your vote!

CLICK HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLeVvQiBt9g.

FREE Rides to the Polls


TARC and TARC3 will offer Fare-Free service along regular routes on Election Day, November 3, 2020, to help the community get to polling locations and vote. 

Passengers must adhere to COVID-19 guidelines by wearing masks and social distancing.

Fare-free service will be offered along all TARC routes—including TARC3, helping customers get to and from polling locations.

Click here to see the specific TARC routes serving voting locations in Jefferson (KY), Clark (IN), and Floyd (IN) counties.

TARC will also offer a dedicated shuttle from Union Station (1000 W. Broadway) every 30 minutes (beginning at 6 AM) to the Fair & Expo Center voting location.

How to Ride Fare-Free to the Polls on Election Day- Tuesday, November 3rd:

  • TARC and TARC3 will operate its regular service on all routes on Election Day.
  • Fare-Free service will be available to help you get to your polling location.
  • You will be able to continue to your final destination on TARC and TARC3 Fare-Free.


Shakespeare in the Parks


District 7 Presents Kentucky Shakespeare's Virtual HAMLET Tour

Kentucky Shakespeare's annual Shakespeare in the Parks and Spring Schools Tour, now in virtual format in 2020 due to Covid-19. 




Alzheimer's Disease Zoom Presentation


Parkinson's Disease Zoom Meeting


Louisville Beer Week


Louisville Beer Week 2020  --- October 23 - October 30.

The theme of this year's Louisville Beer Week is “Resilience.” Despite statewide and citywide shutdown requirements due to COVID-19 and curfews, and subsequent financial burdens, throughout 2020, brewery owners and employees were able to pivot to package sales, patio seating, and curbside pickup. Despite all uncertainties, the local beer scene has also managed to grow - with the addition of multiple new breweries opening since March.

Click here to purchase tickets: https://www.louisvillealetrail.com/ 

Ambassador Institute


Haunted Park After Dark


The Details:

Saturday, October 24, 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday, October 25, 6:00pm - 10:00pm
EP Tom Sawyer State Park
3000 Freys Hill Rd., Louisville, KY 40241

This activity is sure to leave you IN THE DARK!! 

See if you can find your way through the park using only a map and a GPS device. For you die hard geocachers, this is a new twist on an old favorite. If you are new to geocaching, this is a great experience to test out your skills.

You will hunt for nine caches around the park, each with a spooky tale! Each cache will give clues to the “final destination”.

This event will be touchless, including the location/cache points, so you will need your own GPS device! 

Smart Phones can download a GPS app. Just make sure that you can input coordinates on those devices and that they are fully charged before starting your night off.

When:  October 24th: "Fright Night" riddled with scares along the way

    October 25th: "Family Friendly" no jump scares, scariest part will be walking in the dark! 

Time : 6 p.m.— 10 p.m.

Where: Start at Activities Building

Open to all ages; ages 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult

Cost: $6 per person

What to Bring:  Light Source, GPS, Water, Mask, Nerves of Steel!   Please dress for the weather.

All CDC Guidelines will be followed: Please wear a mask while inside the building and stay socially distant from other people or groups while on the park

For more information on guidance for safely celebrating Halloween go to:
https://chfs.ky.gov/agencies/dph/covid19/cv19halloweenguidance.pdf and https://chfs.ky.gov/agencies/dph/covid19/cv19halloweenonepager.pdf.

Call 502-429-7270 or email CLINTIN.JOPLIN@KY.GOV for more information.

Paristown Halloween in the Garden


Tickets · $15 Click Here to Purchase Tickets:


This year's NEW Halloween In The Garden event will feature Witches, Wine & Whiskey on Friday and Blue Moon Garden on Saturday. This event combines classic Halloween movies, Live DJ music and Live Performances for a Halloween weekend unlike any other!

Join us in Paristown! Social distanced private tables are limited, and tickets are now on sale.



FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30 ($15/SEAT) Gates Open: 6:30 p.m. Featuring DJ K-Dogg Featured Movie: Hocus Pocus

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31 ($15/SEAT) Gates Open: 6:30 p.m. Featuring DJ K-Dogg Featured Movie: American Werewolf in London

Louisville Chorus - Virtual Enjoyment


Click here to enjoy!



Notice of Public Meeting


Survey for the LMPD Top-to-Bottom Review


Get Involved!

The surveys seek to understand the community’s perspective on the role of police personnel, police management and community relations in the city of Louisville – including the relationship between the LMPD and the people they serve.    There is a phone or on-line options. Residents who have internet access can participate in the community survey by visiting:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LMPDcommunitysurvey.

Those who would like to complete their respective survey by phone can call (312) 869-8500 to be assigned a representative who will schedule a time for the interview. Both the online surveys and phone line are accessible today through October 27 at 11:45 p.m.    Anyone who has questions or wants to weigh in further about the ongoing review of LMPD can email Hillard Heintze at LMKY@hillardheintze.com.

Improvements at Hubbards Lane Recycling


The Full-Service Recycling Drop-Off location at 595 N Hubbards Lane will be completely closed on Friday, October 23. For the following two weeks, the recycling dumpsters will be located outside the gates and the driveway will be one-way. Used cooking oil and motor oil will not be accepted during this time. The location will still be open Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Although staff members will be on site, citizens are still being asked to put their own items in the recycling containers due to COVID-19 policy. 

Friends of the Library Membership Drive


Landlord Symposium


Louisville Metro Office of Resilience and Community Services (RCS) is proud to host the 2020 Landlord Symposium with rental housing owners, landlords and property managers in Louisville/Jefferson County.  This virtual symposium is part of the RCS Housing & Support division’s effort to better serve and connect with landlords as RCS recognizes landlords are crucial partners necessary for housing low income families with housing vouchers.

Basic Information

Event Title: 2020 Landlord Symposium

Date and Time: Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 2 – 4 p.m.

To register for this free, virtual convening, click here

Landlords & property managers, please complete a brief survey here

Conference agenda Feature topics at the 2020 Landlord Symposium include: 1) Partnership Pays - Landlord & Property Owner Programs; 2) No Vacancies - Inspection Readiness & Eviction Prevention; 3) Second Chance - Managing Prior Evictions; and 4) Home Sweet Home - Supporting the Homeless through Housing.

For a full conference agenda, click here:

Recycling and Large Item Disposal

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Learn to Recycle the Correct Way



Learn about how handling yard waste at home leads to a healthier lawn and cleaner air. Register for next week's Know Waste Webinar "Love 'em & Leave 'em" and other upcoming webinars at KnowWasteLouisville.org/webinars

Your Input on Land Development Code


Residents’ feedback and suggestions are needed as Louisville Metro conducts a full-scale review of the Land Development Code (LDC) to identify and correct inequitable land use regulations and policies within the code.

The LDC is a set of rules that regulates development and what can be done with private property. Many elements within the LDC have not been revised since the early 1960s and continue to incorporate discriminatory policies first introduced in 1931.

The community meetings will be held:

  • Saturday, Oct. 24 at 10 a.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 26 at 10 a.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 6 p.m.

Residents can watch and submit comments or questions via Facebook Live on the Develop Louisville page, or via WebEx online or by phone. For details about how to attend the different meetings, visit https://louisvilleky.gov/ldcreform.

Those who cannot attend one of the three meetings can ask questions or submit comments by emailing LDCreform@louisvilleky.gov or calling the LDC reform hotline at (502) 574-4737.

The review is the continuation of a process that started with the adoption of our 20-year comprehensive plan, Plan 2040, in 2018 and the release of the Housing Needs Assessment and Advancing Equity Report in early 2019. These documents laid the groundwork by identifying deficiencies, potential actions and what we want Louisville to be.

Following the meetings, Planning and Design Services staff will draft a list of recommended policy changes and amendments to the LDC, which will be reviewed by the Planning Commission, Metro Council and other legislative bodies that have zoning authority in Jefferson County. Before any recommendations are adopted, the Planning Commission will host a public hearing for residents to provide additional comments.

While some recommendations may go before the Planning Commission for consideration within a few months, the process will continue well beyond that with additional recommendations possibly being made over the next couple of years.

For more information about efforts to reform the Land Development Code, visit https://louisvilleky.gov/ldcreform

JCPS Extends NTI


To our JCPS Community,

Like many of you, there is nothing we want more than to have students and staff back in our school buildings.  But we won’t do that until we know it is safe for our students, their families  and our employees.

As we closely review the data and trends of COVID-19 cases in our city, it is not possible to safely begin our return-to-school on October 22nd as we had hoped.  When we see a significant reduction in the number of cases, we will consult local and state health officials and make a determination about when we can safely return to in-person instruction.  

JCPS wants to assure families that a plan is in place to safely reopen our schools when the data supports that decision. An updated and detailed plan for a safe return to in-person classes will be discussed at our Board of Education meeting scheduled for Tuesday, October 20 at 6:30 p.m.  Our updated planning document will be available on our website tomorrow.  

You have been patient, understanding and cooperative during this time and we thank you for your support of JCPS!


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Update from the Governor


Gov. Andy Beshear on Wednesday said the White House is saying Kentuckians in red or orange counties shouldn’t have gatherings at all beyond their immediate families.

The Governor noted Kentucky already has guidance limiting to 10 or fewer people gatherings such as backyard barbecues and house parties, but the recommendation from the White House this week goes even further.

Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday said Kentuckians must wear masks to prevent further spread of the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) as cases rise across Kentucky and the rest of the United States.

“This week has been a tough week, with three out of the five highest days for new COVID-19 cases,” said Gov. Beshear. “This virus is everywhere. It is in your community. We need every community doing what it takes to defeat it.”

The Governor will finish his two-week quarantine tomorrow morning. The First Family has recently tested negative for the virus four times. 

“Wear a mask. It saves lives. I’ve now tested negative four straight times after sitting in the passenger seat next to someone driving who was infectious with COVID,” said Gov. Beshear. “I was wearing a mask. He was wearing a mask. That shows you that it works.”

Case Information As of 4 p.m. Oct. 23, Gov. Beshear reported the following COVID-19 numbers:

  • New cases today: 1,457
  • New deaths today: 16
  • Positivity rate: 5.34%
  • Total deaths: 1,396
  • Currently hospitalized: 819
  • Currently in ICU: 205
  • Currently on ventilator: 97

Top counties with the most positive cases today are: Jefferson, Fayette, Warren, Hardin and Barren.

Testing Sites

The majority of testing sites in Louisville are returning results in 48 hours or less.  That includes sites administered by Blue Water labs, University of Louisville sites, Norton sites and several others. Reminder we have the full list of testing sites online.

University of Louisville Sponsored Test Sites:

  • Downtown at the corner of Brook and Liberty streets
  • U of L Health Mary and Elizabeth Hospital
  • U of L Health in Bullitt County

To make an appointment, call 502-588-0414

COVID-19 Information


Metro 311

Have an Issue Government Should Solve?


LENS Alert


In August 2016 Louisville Metro Emergency Services teamed up with Bullitt County, Oldham County, and Washington County to create a regional emergency notification system – Louisville Emergency Notification System (LENSAlert).  Its enhanced capabilities include using all communications modes to send alerts – mobile phones, landlines, email, text, social media, IPAWS-OPEN.  Take another step in being prepared for disasters and sign up for LENSAlert today.



In addition to receiving notifications, individuals can create a Safety Profile for themselves and their household that can include any information they want 9-1-1 and first responders to have in the event of an emergency. When individuals make an emergency call, their Safety Profile is automatically displayed to the 9-1-1 call taker, allowing them to send the right responders to the right location with the right information. Information about medical history, allergies to medication, number of residents in a home and even a picture of the family dog can all be added to a Safety Profile.

Click Here for Frequently Asked Questions About Smart911

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Kentucky General Assembly

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