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

Hello Neighbors and friends, 

Despite 2020 and all its ups and downs, twists and turns and uncertainties, I managed to continue my tradition of writing a list of things for which I am grateful. I’ve done this for the last four years during October, my birth month.   As I created the list, I couldn’t help but notice that I was jotting down more heartfelt gratitude statements than ever before.

As a rule (self-imposed), I no longer list the things that I consider “a given.” Family, friends and loved ones are permanent placements on the list. I am forever grateful to have them in my life. This year, however, I added a few others to the list, all of whom I could easily take for granted, but am careful not to. I am grateful to my beautician, nail technician, mechanic, letter carrier, colleagues, legislative assistant, and YOU, my constituents.

At the Thanksgiving table when it’s my turn to share what I am most grateful for, I will look lovingly into my husband’s eyes (yes, that’s right, we’ll be the only ones at the dinner table this year, thanks to the unfair, unwanted and ungrateful pandemic!) and express how 2020 has caused me to examine all aspects of my life and determine what is really important.

My list includes being grateful for the things I already have. With limitations on how often we should go outside the home, interact with others, dine inside a restaurant and go shopping, I have saved more money. Instead of going out to dinner every Friday as we generally did, we order carry out or cook at home. My normal Saturday routine was to hit the major retail outlets to shop for household items I didn’t need (how many hand towels, bed sheets and water glasses can one family use?). I have discovered the difference between wants and needs.

My list this year also includes the art of being still. These two words – Be Still – carry an invaluable meaning and life lesson about not moving and being quiet. Regardless of the turmoil that has gone on all around us this year --- from COVID-19 to civil unrest, I have learned the art of stillness. This stillness brings comfort to my soul. It’s like a calmness that I can’t explain, like harmony in motion. Being still stops the busyness in my brain and anxious thoughts that come with it. Before the coronavirus hit the scene, I was intimidated by silence. Either I sat with the television blasting, turned on the radio to bob my head, or looked to a book to steal away. I no longer need these devices to keep me company. I enjoy experiencing tranquility that only being still can bring.

Flowers, trees and grass grow in stillness, and the sun, moon and stars move in silence. All are beautiful and serve an important purpose. So, while others are bemoaning 2020, I am grateful for it because, I’m now aware of the things for which to be most grateful --- the understanding that beauty resides within, and that we are here to serve a purpose. I now see clearly what my purpose is. Do you know what is your purpose here on earth?

Metro Council


I'm also grateful to have served as co-chair of a civilian review board work group, made up of 33 other community residents from the business, religious, civil rights, nonprofit, government and private sectors. For five months, my co-chair, Ellen Hesen, Deputy Mayor of Louisville Metro Government, and I introduced language for the ordinance that created the Civilian Review and Accountability Board and Office of Inspector General. 

As we presented each section of the ordinance, work group members were able to ask questions, make suggestions and offer changes to the document.  We engaged in robust conversations --- some debates, and came to a consensus or voted on a section to get it done. 

Once the work group tied a nice, neat bow around the ordinance, it was time for me to present it to the Metro Council Public Safety Committee.  During an hourlong committee meeting, several members suggested changes and we ran out of time to review the entire ordinance.  Two weeks later at the next committee meeting, members added to the ordinance, what I considered, some frivolous changes. These changes would have altered the tone of the ordinance from "civilian-led" to law enforcement "influenced," and posed a burden on some community residents who may not have an opportunity to take time off work to devote to a 55-hour training requirement (two 8-hour classroom training days and 40-hours of ride-a-long observation). I didn't take too kindly to the changes, especially since I had worked with the 33-member work group for five months on the ordinance and asked for feedback along the way from my Council colleagues.  

Instead of my colleagues giving feedback early on with changes, additions or deletions, they chose to wait until the camera was rolling and media were listening.  I accused them of grandstanding and attempting to railroad the ordinance.  I can't really speak to a person's intentions, but I do choose to call things as I see them.  I realized all along that the Metro Council has the last word and every right to make amendments to an ordinance.  My disappointment in some of my colleagues was not so much about "what" they proposed, as much as it was about "how" or "when" they chose to offer their suggestions.  They had five months to consider the document, and after meeting with most of them one-on-one and including every one of their recommendations, I guess I was a bit surprised at the "eleventh-hour"  conversions. 

A special Public Safety Committee was called to finalize the review of the ordinance.  It was a non-event.  The ordinance passed out of Committee and advanced to the full Council for a vote.  The rest is history...

Yes, history was made with the approval of this ordinance.  For over 20 years, citizens of the community and former legislators tried to establish a civilian review board that had investigative authority and the power to effect change in police conduct and reform. And although I'm accused of having given my colleagues a "tongue lashing," I am grateful to the 25 of us who approved the ordinance.  It was a well-written, thoroughly researched and meaningful piece of legislation.  The community can rest assured that this is a great step towards police reform, safer streets, broader trust in LMPD and eventual healing throughout our community.

A national search for an Inspector General will take place by the end of the year.  Civilian review board members will hopefully be in place by the first quarter of 2021.  

To read the approved Civilian Review & Accountability Board ordinance, click here:  https://rb.gy/oxikzf

To apply / self-nominate to serve on the Civilian Review & Accountability Board, click here: 


Virtual Muffins with McCraney



Saturday, December 12, 2020

10:00 AM - 12 Noon

Special Guests:

1. Hagan Properties Representatives

For Providence Point Development

2. Police Chief Yvette Gentry

Farewell and Best Wishes to Danielle!


Through the Louisville Metro Council Internship Program, in partnership with the University of Louisville, Danielle Bechard has served in the District 7 office this fall semester with distinction.

Danielle has successfully accumulated 120 hours of experience and demonstrated her understanding of the legislative process by attending Metro Council meetings.  Additionally, she researched data, drafted a white paper on 5G technology, contributed to the e-Newsletter with her interviewing and writing skills, archived news clips of Metro Council and District 7 activities, and performed other duties as assigned.

To thank Danielle and show our appreciation for her service, we presented to her a proclamation. Please join us in wishing Danielle the best in her educational pursuits and future endeavors.

Congratulations for successfully completing the internship, Danielle. We miss you already!

Did you find the benches in District 7?


Located across from St. Matthews Fire Department, Station 4,
8414 Westport Rd.

National Alzheimer's &

Family Caregivers Awareness Month


Today, more than 5 million people are living with Alzheimer’s. By 2050, this number is projected to grow to more than 14 million.

Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia. It’s a progressive disease beginning with mild memory loss possibly leading to loss of the ability to carry on a conversation and respond to the environment. Alzheimer’s disease accounts for nearly 80% of dementia cases.

In 1983, President Ronald Reagan designated November as National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. At the time, fewer than 2 million Americans had Alzheimer’s. Today, more than 5 million people are living with Alzheimer’s. By 2050, this number is projected to grow to more than 14 million.


Statistics show more than 16 million Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias. These caregivers provided an estimated 18 billion hours of care valued at nearly $244 billion.

Unfortunately, caregivers frequently report experiencing high levels of stress. That includes denial, anger, social withdrawal, anxiety, depression, sleeplessness, irritability, and more. Health experts say caregivers should protect their mental health and manage stress properly. 

For more information about National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregivers Month, visit the Alzheimer's Association website.


Rather than struggle on your own, take advantage of local resources for caregivers. To get started, check out the Eldercare Locator at eldercare.acl.gov

The signs of caregiver stress can be:

• Feeling overwhelmed or constantly worried;

• Often feeling tired;

• Getting too much or not enough sleep;

• Gaining or losing weight;

• Becoming easily irritated or angry;

• Lack of interest in activities previously enjoyed;

• Feeling sad;

• Having frequent headaches, bodily pain or other physical problems;

• Abusing alcohol or drugs, including prescription medications.

Virtual Permit Meeting




Land Development Reform Workshops




Black Friday


Small Business Saturday - November 28th


Small Business Saturday is Saturday, November 28, 2020. 

What comes after Thanksgiving? Small Business Saturday! We hope you are making plans to start your holiday shopping that day. 

Many of our members are celebrating with special offers & treats! Be sure to visit them and keep your hoLOUday dollars local. Plus our West and South Committees are holding special events (see below for more details)

LIBA is proud to team up with American Express and many other organizations to support Small Business Saturday.  Founded by American Express in 2010, this day celebrates and supports the small businesses that make communities unique. 

"South Louisville Stroll" and "Shop West" on Small Business Saturday (11/28, 11am-3pm)

Outdoor and indoor shopping with giveaways and specials! The LIBA South and LIBA West Work Groups are proud to team up with American Express and many other organizations to support Small Business Saturday this November 28th. Visit our websites for more info on the South Louisville Stroll and Shop West. (Masks and social distancing required.)

Cyber Monday - November 30, 2020


Leaf Drop-Off Dates and Time


Mowing over leaves to mulch them back into your lawn is a great option for reducing waste. Mulching not only returns vital nutrients to the soil, but experts say that it can help your grass grow even better the following year! Never blow leaves into the street! Sign up for street sweeping reminders to make sure your car doesn't keep your street from being swept. Go to www.louisvilleky.gov and click Services Near Me.

Of course, residents with yard waste collection can also set leaves out in containers or paper bags. And all Louisville Metro residents will have the option to dispose of them for free at one of three drop-off sites beginning Tuesday, November 10.

The Metro Public Works free leaf drop-off sites will be open Tuesday-Saturdays, November 10 through December 12. Drop-off will not be available on November 26 and 27 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Only loose leaves will be accepted. Containers used to bring leaves to the drop-off sites must be disposed of off-site by residents.

Leaf drop off sites:

Public Works Yard

10500 Lower River Road (enter from Bethany Lane)

Tuesday – Saturday

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Public Works East District Operations Center

595 North Hubbards Lane

Tuesday – Saturday

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Waste Reduction Center

636 Meriwether Avenue

Tuesday – Friday

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday:  9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Avoid Utility Scams


Avoid utility scams and be vigilant by following these simple tips.

Criminals are getting more sophisticated in their scam attempts. Scammers will resort to using intimidation tactics and pull information they’ve found publicly available online to make themselves sound more credible.

If you receive a suspicious phone call, text, email or visit demanding payment from someone who claims to be with LG&E, KU or ODP, check your account status before you pay anything or provide additional information. These options are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 

If you think you’ve already fallen victim to a scam, immediately report it to your local police department then call to make us aware. Our reps are available Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and your report can help us monitor any new scam tactics being used so we can alert other customers.

To read the full article, click here: https://lge-ku.com/safety/scams.

Adopt-A-Child Program


Holiday Donations

Help a family purchase presents for their children by donating a $25 Target/Walmart gift card(s) for St. MAM’s Adopt a Child Program. Please drop off these Christmas gift cards by Monday, November 30 at St. MAM.

Also, please consider making a $10 Kroger gift card donation to help cover the cost of a ham for a family to purchase this Christmas season. Current hours for drop-off donations are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Questions, please call 893-0205.

Volunteer Opportunities

Currently St. MAM has the following volunteer needs.

  • Food Pantry
    • Retail Pick-ups on Monday – Thursday mornings. St. MAM needs drivers to pick up donated goods and deliver them to St. MAM.
    • Food Prep/Organization/Distribution on Tuesday and Thursdays from 9:00 – Noon and Noon – 3:00 p.m.
    • Substitutes on Monday – Thursday to cover when regular volunteers are sick or out of town.
  • Office on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursdays from Noon – 2:00 p.m. to help answer phones, provide client intake and file.
  • If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please contact Suzanne at SuzanneDeGregorio@stmam.com.

Grocery Store Procurement Opportunity


Middle Fork Beargrass Creek Survey


Help shape the future for Middle Fork Beargrass Creek 

We need your input for how you live, work and play within the Middle Fork Beargrass Creek watershed.

Please take a few minutes to complete this survey and help support the development of this plan.

Click Here:


Help Achieve Safe and Clean Waterways


LIBA - Call for Relief Action Alert


Further COVID-19 Relief Is Long Overdue

As we head into winter, the need for increased federal support for our local, independent businesses continues to grow. Congress must act. We are advocating for key priorities such as reauthorization and expansion of the Paycheck Protection Program, support for the hospitality industry, and more.

LIBA is encouraging our members to utilize the Action Alert tool that our friends at GLI have put together to send messages to our legislators. You can also contact them by phone for further emphasis (info below).  Please help us make sure the lawmakers who represent you in Washington hear about the needs of our local economy.

Use GLI's Action Center To Email A Message 

And call your representatives: 

Representative John Yarmuth (Jefferson County)

502-582-5129 (Louisville)

202-225-5401 (DC)

Outside Jefferson Co, find your Representative here.

Senator Mitch McConnell (KY)

502-582-6304 (Louisville)

202-224-2541 (DC)

Senator Rand Paul (KY)

270-782-8303 (Bowling Green)

202-224-4343 (DC)

Senator Mike Braun (IN)

(317) 822-8240 (Indianapolis)

(202) 224-4814 (DC)

Senator Todd Young (IN)

812-542-4820 (New Albany)

202-224-5623 (DC)



Flu Vaccination - Schedule an Appointment Today!


The 2020-2021 flu season is upon us, and it’s time to proactively keep its effects to a minimum while our healthcare system is focusing on efforts to combat COVID-19. There are many similarities between the flu and COVID-19. Both are contagious respiratory illnesses that can lead to severe illness for many. A vaccine is available now for the flu virus.

The Centers for Disease Control recommends the flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older. To best protect yourself and others, please get a flu vaccine this season. Immunizations are considered preventative services and are covered by most health insurance companies with no out of pocket expenses to pay.

For more information about flu and where to get vaccinated, please visit https://louisvilleky.gov/government/health-wellness/flu.

Attention Veterans: 

The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs is encouraging all Veterans to get their flu shot NOW. Did you know that Veterans are approved to get their flu shot through one of VA's Community Care Network providers? Visit https://www.prevention.va.gov/flu/ to find a current in-network location near you.

Also, the Robley Rex VA Medical Center is offering Veterans drive-thru flu shot service every Wednesday from 12:00 - 3:45 p.m.  Call (502) 287-4000 for more information.

Alarming COVID-19 Cases

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Governor Andy Beshear has announced new COVID-19 restrictions as the state is seeing increasing case numbers and deaths from the virus.


During his Wednesday afternoon news conference, the governor said three new steps will be implemented to slow the spread of COVID-19.

1) Limiting Private Gatherings:

Starting Friday, Nov. 20 at 5:00 p.m. to Sunday, Dec. 13 at 11:59 p.m., private/indoor social gatherings will be limited to your current household plus one other household, not to exceed a total of eight people.

2) Limiting Attendance at Venue Spaces:

Starting Friday, Nov. 20 at 5:00 p.m. to Sunday, Dec. 13 at 11:59 p.m., events will be limited to no more than 25 people per room. The restrictions do not apply to in-person services at places of worship. However, the governor said the state will provide recommendations on attending those services on Thursday.

3) Closing Indoor Dining at Restaurants and Bars:

Starting Friday, Nov. 20 at 5:00 p.m. to Sunday, Dec. 13 at 11:59 p.m., bars and restaurants will be closed for indoor service.

A $40 million fund has been launched to assist restaurants and bars that will be impacted by the new restrictions. Entries that qualify will receive $10,000 to use for various costs.

La Tasha Buckner, Gov. Beshear's Chief of Staff, says it will be administrated by the Kentucky Public Protection Cabinet, which is finalizing the program details. Applications will be accepted online from Nov. 30 to Dec. 18, and more information will be provided at a later time.

Buckner says the $10,000 assistance will be available to businesses that are currently operating as bars and restaurants. A business entity can receive up to $20,000 if they own more than one location. Businesses that will not be eligible include those where more than 50% of their sales are made through drive-thrus. Businesses owned by a publicly-traded company will also not be eligible. All businesses must certify that they are going to be in compliance with the governor's orders and remain in compliance with the executive orders and public health orders.

Gyms, Fitness Centers, and Pools:

Gyms will now be at 33% occupancy and face masks will be required. Group classes are prohibited. The 33% occupancy also applies to pools, bowling alleys, and similar businesses.

Sports Practices:

KHSAA announced Wednesday it will postpone the 2020-21 winter sports season until Jan. 4. The governor says the same decision will be applied for all indoor recreational facilities, so indoor practices will not be allowed for sports teams. Individual lessons are allowed but face masks will be required.

Office Space Businesses:

Professional services and office space businesses are recommended to have all able employees to work from home. When possible, businesses should be closed to the public. If they are open, they should maintain 33% of their employees, at most, in their facility at one time.

K-12 Schools:

Starting Monday, Nov. 23, all public and private schools (K-12) will cease in-person instruction beginning on Nov. 23. Middle schools and high schools will remain in remote instruction until Jan. 4, 2021. Elementary schools may reopen on Dec. 7 if their county is not in the "red zone" and the school follows all Healthy at School guidance.

The governor says the new restrictions are not part of a shutdown and that "our economy is open." He says there will be no businesses that will be categorized as essential or non-essential, which will determine if they will be open or not.



Creating the Holiday Porch Pot

Beyond a Wreath: Creating the Holiday Porch Pot
Saturday, Nov. 28
 10 - 11:30 am
 Interactive Virtual Program (ZOOM link provided the day before class)
 $18, $14 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount)
You’ve hung the door wreath but realize the front stoop looks bare and unfestive.
Discover the tricks to creating a visually striking and luxe outdoor container – the porch pot — with a composition of fresh-cut greenery, fresh flowers, ornaments, ribbon and/or twigs.
Learn the mechanics needed to make evergreen branches or twigs to stay in place, or how to prevent them from drying out before mid-December. Both water-bucket and soil-in-container approaches will be addressed in this visual and interactive virtual demonstration live from The Avish.
Gain inspiration and a recommended list-of-materials to spruce-up that front porch this December, and even across January and February!
Instructor: Jamie Burghardt

Light Up Louisville 2020

Santa to your neighborhood

Holiday lights and a brightly lit Christmas Tree will adorn Metro Hall and its lawn. The festive light display will include a rainbow of colors to celebrate Christmas, along with holiday-themed gobo lights celebrating Kwanza, Hanukah and all of the seasons special days that seek to reflect the diversity of our community. Mayor Fischer is also encouraging residents and businesses to put up their own rainbow of colors at their homes and workplaces to Light Up Louisville’s neighborhoods.  

Here Comes Santa Claus Christmas Convoy!

Santa can’t invite all of his friends to join him downtown for the annual Light Up countdown due to Social Distancing guidelines. Santa, along with his elves from all over the world, will be very busy at the North Pole making holiday presents, but he still wants to make sure all of the children in the Louisville area get a chance to send him their Christmas wishes. He has asked two of his very best Santa Helpers to come to Louisville and visit neighborhoods across the city to help spread holiday cheer! In partnership with LG&E, 106.9 Play FM, AT&T and Neil Huffman Subaru, a mobile Santa Claus Convoy will visit more than 20 Kentuckiana neighborhoods, selected through nominations from our citizens on Nov. 27-28 and Dec. 5, 12 and 19.  Christmas music will be playing, and a mobile video screen will play highlights from previous Light Up Louisville events as Santa’s convoy drives through Louisville’s neighborhoods.

Follow this link to nominate your neighborhood for a Santa stop.

Winter Woods Spectacular


The region's most amazing winter event is back for 2020!

OPEN NOVEMBER 27 – January 2, 2021

Experience the twinkling of millions of lights along a winding road, nestled in the majestic woods of historic Iroquois Park. Winter Woods Spectacular is a magical drive of lighting, artistry, and sounds that will delight the senses and transport you to an ethereal winter wonderland, where you can explore and celebrate the holiday season.

Tickets for this year's Winter Woods Spectacular are on sale now!

Early bird pricing is available through November 2nd, so don't wait!

Go to: WinterWoodsSpectacular.org

Proceeds from this amazing event support our parks through the: 

Louisville Parks Foundation.

Louisville Chorus Holiday Greetings


Click here to view.

Holiday Greetings & Gift Expressions


Louisville's Winter Illuminations


A new holiday light show is coming to Louisville for 2020, and it's set to open the week before Thanksgiving.

Louisville's Winter Illuminations is an illuminated trail walk opening in the Parklands of Floyds Fork on Nov. 20. The one-mile trail will be filled with more than 100,000 lights in 10 different installations. The lights will be set to music, "harmonizing light, music and nature," according to the website.

The trail will be open from Nov. 20 through Jan. 3 and tickets are specific for each day. Tickets must be purchased in advance and can be purchased online through the Winter Illuminations website.

On Wednesdays and Thursdays, adult tickets are $17.99 for adults and $9.99 for children between 3 and 12. On weekends, adult tickets are $19.99 and tickets for children are $12.99.

The attraction will be closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

The attraction is fully outdoors. Social distancing of at least six feet is required due to the coronavirus pandemic. If social distancing is not possible, everyone above the age of 2 must wear a mask on the trail. Groups of more than 10 are not allowed at one time.

The Parklands of Floyds Fork is located at 1411 Beckley Creek Pkwy.


Words in Common

What do the following words have in common?









Word Puzzle


Just 4 Fun Answers:

Answer the Words in Common: If you take the first letter and move it to the rear of the word, you get the same word when read backwards.

Answers to Word Puzzle:



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Update from the Governor


To view the Governor’s recent executive orders, click here:    https://kentucky.gov/Pages/Activity-stream.aspx?n=GovernorBeshear&prId=475

Gov. Andy Beshear implored Kentuckians to adhere to new restrictions and guidance that will help stop the rapid spread of COVID-19 in the commonwealth.

The number of Kentuckians diagnosed with COVID-19, hospitalized with the disease, admitted to the ICU and put on a ventilator because of complications from the virus continues to rise week over week. Today’s case report is the highest ever for a Monday.

“Day in and day out, our health care workers are doing what it takes. So day in and day out, we have to, too. Think about their sacrifice, every day going into a unit where they could contract this virus that they see people die from,” said Gov. Beshear. “What about our sacrifice? Over these coming months until we get to a vaccine, are we willing to step up for them and for each other, to make sure we can all get through this?

“We are at war. They are on the front lines and they are our only line. I will not abandon them. I will stand with them and I will make the difficult decisions it takes to make sure that our health care system can ultimately help everybody who needs it.”

The Governor shared a video in which health care workers ask all Americans to wear masks.

Wearing masks continues to be the most effective action Kentuckians can take to protect themselves and others. A recent study in Kansas from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that on average, counties that mandated mask-wearing saw a 6% reduction in cases; in contrast, the counties that opted out saw a 100% increase in cases.

The Governor said if Kentuckians do not take drastic measures to control the statewide outbreak, we will soon experience other states’ alarming current reality: New York has had to reopen a field hospital in Staten Island due to accelerating hospitalizations; in Wisconsin, the Mayo Clinic has been forced to put hospital beds in lobbies and a parking garage because hospitals have exceeded 100% capacity; and 22% of hospitals nationwide say they will face a critical staff shortage in the next week.

Finally, the Governor updated Kentuckians on COVID-19 in the state’s correctional facilities. He said that we have lost 15 inmates due to complications from COVID-19, including two who died this weekend from the Kentucky State Reformatory; we have also lost two corrections employees to COVID-19.

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

  • New cases today: 2,135
  • New deaths today: 5
  • Positivity rate: 8.97%
  • Total deaths: 1,792
  • Currently hospitalized: 1,573
  • Currently in ICU: 391
  • Currently on ventilator: 203

Top counties with the most positive cases today are: Jefferson, Fayette, Madison, Boone, Kenton and McCracken.  

The red zone counties for this week can be found here. Community leaders, businesses, schools and families in these counties should all follow red zone reduction recommendations.

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

Dial 2-1-1 for Assistance with Food


Buying and Selling Safety Zones


Are you looking for a public place to exchange items you've sold online? Do you share custody of a child and are looking for somewhere to exchange custody?

The Louisville Metro Police Department is providing MetroSWAP Zones outside of some Division offices.

There is 24 hour video surveillance. LMPD recommends:

  • Agree to meet the person ONLY at a MetroSWAP station.
  • Meet only during daylight hours.
  • Tell someone you trust where you are meeting and at what time.
  • Meet in the parking lot at two designate areas of each location.
  • Make the interaction brief and to the point.

MetroSWAP Zones are at:


Visit http://www.louisvilleky.gov/MetroPolice/Patrol+Divisions/ to sign up to receive the LMPD’s new crime alert update for your neighborhood. Simply select your LMPD division number and click "Subscribe to Crime Alerts by Beat" to begin receiving the update.

  • Division 5, please call dispatch at 502-574-7111
  • Division 8, please call dispatch at 502-574-2111

Fifth Division - This division covers the area including the Highlands, Clifton and Cherokee and Seneca Parks.

Eighth Division - This division covers the area including Middletown, Lyndon, Oxmoor and the Ford Truck Plant.

Interactive Crime Mapping

You can now map crime in Louisville using the interactive mapping tool

Tune in to View Metro Council Meetings

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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. (Click here and click on the “Watch Meetings Online” button.)  

OR access prior or current meetings here:



Agendas for these meetings can be viewed using the following link:


State Government Website Information


Click Here for State Government Website

Click Here to:  View All Agencies

Kentucky General Assembly

general assembly

Click Here to Visit Website for Laws, State Legislators, Watch Bills, etc

Click here for more info.