District 25 eNews, October 16, 2020


McNair Road Paving


McNair Road from Manslick Road to 3rd Street Road is scheduled to be paved the week of October 19, 2020. The schedule is subject to change due to weather and/or operation factors. 

Early In-Person Voting is Available Now!


Early In-Person Voting

October 13th - November 2nd

Monday-Saturdays - 8:30am-4:30pm at:

  • Kentucky Exposition Center, 937 Phillips Lane, Fairgrounds North Wing
  • Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, 1701 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.
  • KFC Yum! Center foyer, Main and Second streets
  • Louisville Marriott East, 1903 Embassy Square Blvd., Commonwealth Ballroom.


COVID-19 Absentee Ballot

The deadline for requesting your Absentee Ballot was October 9th. 

All Absentee Ballots must be postmarked by November 3rd and arrive by November 6th to be counted.

Absentee Ballots can be mailed in or dropped off 8:30am-4:30pm at: 

  • Kentucky Exposition Center, 937 Phillips Lane, Fairgrounds North Wing
  • Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, 1701 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.
  • KFC Yum! Center foyer, Main and Second streets
  • Louisville Marriott East, 1903 Embassy Square Blvd., Commonwealth Ballroom.
  • Jefferson County Clerk’s Office Election Center, in the Edison Building, at 701 W. Ormsby Ave. (weekdays only)


Election Day Voting

November 3rd - 6am-6pm

20 Proposed Polling Locations at: 

  • Kentucky Exposition Center, 937 Phillips Lane, Fairgrounds North Wing
  • Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, 1701 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.
  • KFC Yum! Center foyer, Main and Second streets
  • Louisville Marriott East, 1903 Embassy Square Blvd., Commonwealth Ballroom.
  • Ballard High School, 6000 Brownsboro Road
  • Carter Duvalle Elementary School, 3600 Bohne Ave.
  • Crosby Middle School, 303 Gatehouse Lane
  • Fairdale High School, 1001 Fairdale Road
  • Fern Creek High School, 9115 Fern Creek Road
  • Iroquois High School, 4615 Taylor Blvd.
  • Jeffersontown High School, 9600 Old Six Mile Lane
  • Meyzeek Middle School, 828 S. Jackson St.
  • Seneca High School, 3510 Goldsmith Lane
  • Shawnee High School, 4001 Herman St.
  • Southern High School, 8620 Preston Highway
  • St. Matthews Community Center, 310 Ten Pin Lane
  • Thomas Jefferson Middle School, 1501 Rangeland Road
  • Valley High School, 10200 Dixie Highway
  • Waggener High School, 330 S. Hubbards Lane
  • Western High School, 2501 Rockford Lane

TARC Fare-Free Service on Election Day, November 3


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.

Valley High School - TARC Routes: 10 & 18

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.

LMPD - FOP Contract to be Discussed in CM Yates' Committee, Labor & Economic Development


Higher pay and better benefits are all on the table in a new contract for Louisville Metro Police officers after the city and police union strike a deal. This comes after nearly 150 officers quit the department this year. River City Fraternal Order of Police President Ryan Nichols said the recent mass exodus of officers has been a major concern, but thinks the new contract could be a step in the right direction.

"We're losing officers in droves," said Metro Councilman David Yates, D-25. "If you're not paying a competitive wage, you will not get the very best, and we have to demand that." Yates, a sponsor of Metro Council's resolution to ratify a new contract, said the changes are critical — to keep LMPD officers around, and to hire them in the first place. "The pool was much smaller in this class that we just hired, about 500 (applicants). Of that, they're hiring 19 officers," Yates said. "We've lost 147 this year. It's dangerous when we don't have enough officers to pick from."

River City FOP reports 85 officers have resigned this year. More than 60 have retired. Under the new contract, an officer's starting salary would go up to $45,000, an increase of $10,000, plus a healthcare plan with no monthly premium.









Free COVID-19 Testing at Mary & Elizabeth Hospital


U of L Health will offer free coronavirus testing in South Louisville beginning this week.

Anyone can make appointments at one of the three 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

Smith also said getting results back quickly will be key, and he expects a 2-3 day turnaround time at these sites. He said the hope is to have up to 1,000 tests per day available at these locations.

To make an appointment, call 502-588-0414. The phone lines opened Tuesday. Appointments will begin Thursday.


Detox Unit Now Open at Mary & Elizabeth Hospital


The voluntary detox unit created at Mary & Elizabeth Health in partnership with UofL Health is now open and has begun to accept patients starting Monday, September 28. This unit will provide care to patients seeking to detox off of various substances such as EtOH (ethanol/alcohol abuse), opiates and benzodiazepines. The medical detox unit features 12 private patient rooms, but has the capacity to expand to care for 25 patients.  Referrals are expected from our hospital’s emergency department and Peace Hospital, as well as from various other emergency departments or freestanding behavioral health facilities in the Louisville area.

Click here to view the ribbon cutting ceremony officially opening the new unit.

2020 Jack O'Lantern Spectacular DRIVE-THRU


Louisville's Best Halloween Event

October 1 - November 1, 2020


COVID-19 Eviction Prevention


Eviction Prevention Assistance for households

How to apply:

Jefferson County residents who meet the below eligibility requirements can call an automated scheduler at 502-977-6636 or visit online at EvictionPRevention.itfrontdesk.com.


  • Jefferson County residency
  • Must have a pending court eviction, or a past due notice from landlord
  • Household income up to 80% AMI (Area Median Income) within the previous 30 days (see more details here.
  • The assistance is necessary to avoid eviction
  • Reasonable prospect that the household will be able to resume payments within a reasonable period of time
  • Households facing COVID-related delinquencies 

The Mayor also noted that landlords of federal, state or locally subsidized multi-family or single family units (i.e., LIHTC, CDBG, HOME Louisville Affordable Housing Trust Fund, Louisville CARES or to tenants that receive Section 8) may also apply on behalf of multiple tenants, which streamlines the application process by eliminating the need for income verification. This portion of the program is administered by Louisville Metro Office of Housing, part of Develop Louisville.

How to apply:

Landlords in Jefferson County meeting eligibility may apply for assistance on behalf of their tenants by visiting https://louisvilleky.gov/government/develop-louisville/eviction-prevention 

To be eligible, the landlord must:

  • Be currently registered on the Rental Registry.
  • Have no outstanding code violations for the property for which rent is being paid.
  • Waive all late fees, fines, and penalties.
  • Forgo evictions for assisted tenants for 60 days after assistance is provided.
  • Provide pre-COVID-19 rent rolls to document delinquency rates before and after the pandemic. 

Also today, the Mayor extended thanks to members of the Louisville’s Eviction Prevention Task Force, a collaboration of stakeholders representing the public, private and nonprofit sectors working to reduce Louisville’s eviction rate. The Task force recently launched a website called StopMyEviction.org that has a multitude of eviction prevention resources and services in one location.

Visit www.stopmyeviction.org for the following information and services, including:

  • Rental assistance and resources for tenants who are behind on their rent
  • Help coordinating assistance when facing an eviction
  • Support from a Task Force coordinator who will review requests on an online form and respond within 48 hours

The Legal Aid Society, part of the Eviction Prevention Task Force, provides legal assistance to tenants facing eviction in order to prevent homelessness. Legal Aid lawyers represent tenants in court to help avoid an eviction and maintain stability. To apply for Legal Aid’s assistance visit www.yourlegalaid.org or call (502) 584-1254.

David Yates


Metro Council

 District 25

601 W. Jefferson Street

Louisville, KY 40202

(502) 574-1125

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Brian Powell

Legislative Assistant

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Office Locations

City Hall

601 W Jefferson Street

Louisville, KY 40202

(502) 574-1125


Southwest Regional

Metro Council Office

7219 Dixie Highway

Louisville, KY 40272

(502) 574-7988


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Important Phone Numbers

Metro Call: 311 or 574-5000

Air Pollution: 574-6000

Animal Services: 473-7387 or 361-1318

Economic Development: 574-4140

Planning & Design Services: 574-6230

Community Services & Revitalization: 574-4377

County Attorney (Child Support): 574-8300

Public Works: 574-5810

TARC: 585-1234

PARC: 569-6222

Legal Aid: 584-1254

IPL (Code Enforcement): 574-3321

Congressman John Yarmuth: 582-5129

Solid Waste Management (SWMS): 574-3571

Metro Parks: 574-7275

Metro Police: (Non Emergency)574-7111 or 574-2111

Metropolitan Sewer District(MSD): 540-6000

Louisville Water Company: 583-6610

LMPD 3rd Division: 574-2135

Anonymous Tipline:574-LMPD (5673)

Metro Safe: 572-3460 or 574-7111