District 7 E-Newsletter

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


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


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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

Property Valuation Administration: 502-574-6380

Public Works: 574-5810

Solid Waste Management (SWMS): 574-3571

TARC: 585-1234

Veteran's Affairs: 595-4447

Quote of Week

"People often say that motivation doesn't last.  Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily."  Zig Ziglar

In this Issue...

Message From McCraney

Hello Neighbors and Friends,

Okay, okay...You asked, so I'll tell you the rest of the story...

I had two days to prepare for this blind date. I went to work the next day and all I could think about was what to wear to the restaurant.  It didn't hurt that I worked in a retail store and could go into the women's department to browse for a nice outfit.  That's exactly what I did.

I left work Friday at 5:00 p.m. (on time for a change this day!).  I ran into the house and started getting ready for my date. I was nervous, and all the while tried talking myself out of going to meet this fellow I had only spoken with on the phone for about 20 minutes. This was a pretty bold move for me - a known conservative (in the way I behaved). I can't say that I was an introvert, but as careful as I was in how I derived at decisions, I can't say I was an extrovert either.  Nonetheless, I continued to get ready.

New blouse - check. Make-up - check. Hairdo - check. I was now ready for this venture. At least I thought I was...

As I drove to the restaurant, I realized that I had no idea where I was going. I had the address in my head, and thought I knew the area where it was located. Evidently I didn't have a clue, because I could not find the restaurant. In those days a GPS was not available. If iso, I certainly didn't have one. I had to fend for myself.

After being lost for about half an hour, I saw a police car and flagged it down. I was a damsel in distress.

The police officer stopped, got out of his car and approach my car.  I rolled down the window and told the gentleman that I was lost. I told him that I was looking for Spat's restaurant and somehow got turned around. He told me that I was about a block away, and he offered to escort me there. I followed him. 

(The story is continued at the bottom of this e-Newsletter.  If you enjoy reading the life and times of your Metro Councilwoman, check it out. I completely understand if you have better things to do, though.

I will use this space next week for more serious information. I promise! (Lol)



The following items were discussed in Committee meetings this week:


An ordinance creating a new chapter of LMCO to prevent the unauthorized publication of individual’s personally identifying information.  Known as doxing,this ordinance would make it unlawful for “any person to publish any personally identifying information of a person when publication is intended to threaten or stalk or intended to encourage another to threaten or stalk” or when “publication places such person in reasonable fear of the physical injury” to the person, an immediate family member or a domestic partner. The penalty is a violation in an amount not to exceed $250.  Personally identifying information is defined as a social security number, date of birth, home address, or employment locations of immediate family members.  Immediate family members are defined as a spouse, parent, brother, sister or child of the person.  


An ordinance amending LMCO Chapter 42 to allow qualified PGA golf professionals to operate up to 27 holes of Metro-owned golf courses. Currently, golf professionals are only allowed to manage one Metro-owned golf course at a time whether they be nine or eighteen holes.  


A resolution approving a noncompetitively negotiated professional service contract with U of L for $231,056.  This Metro Safe contract is for project coordination for a pilot 911 call prioritization program.  The objective of the contract is to design a pilot program deflecting a percentage of calls entering the 911 system to a non-police response focused on problem-solving, de-escalation, and referral to appropriate community services.  This will helpfully decrease LMPD runs for non-emergency medical care and behavioral health issues, decrease incarceration rates, reduce frequent callers for service, and increase professional response to people with behavioral issues.  Finally the contract will develop a long-term, feasible and sustainable plan for Metro-wide implementation.  An interim report is due by April 30, 2021 with a final report issued June 30, 2021.  The largest amount of money is allocated for a subcontract with Seven Counties Services which looks to be the agency that will do most of the heavy lifting.  A rather large percentage—18%—is allowed for indirect costs associated with the contract.  Indirect costs are costs that are not directly billable.   

COVID-19 Updates from the Governor


Vaccine Update

Governor Beshear announced 28 new vaccination sites, including a Kroger site on North 35th street in Louisville.

Groups that can currently receive COVID-19 vaccines in Kentucky include residents and employees of long term care facilities, health care workers, first responders, K-12 school employees, childcare workers and anyone age 70 or older.

Those eligible in phase 1C include all other essential workers, people ages 60 and older and anyone age 16 or older who has a condition that puts them at high risk for serious illness from the virus as determined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  The phase will start with the 60+ group and more details are anticipated in the coming days.

If your business falls in the essential business category and you are interested in having your company be a point of vaccine distribution, you can fill out this request form through the Department of Public Health.

Coronavirus Vaccine




  • Medical First Responders
  • Healthcare Personnel 

Register for your appointment today with Norton Healthcare. Be sure to click the Tier 1A link for Healthcare Workers. If you have difficulty scheduling, call 502-861-4499 for assistance.

Click here to register. 


  • Non-Medical First Responders 
  • K-12 Educators 
  • Individuals 70+  

Register for your appointment today through one of our healthcare partners. When you register please remember the following:

  1. Do not sign up with multiple providers. Due to available supply, appointments are limited. It may take several weeks to get an appointment.
  2. Individuals without internet access can have a family member or friend register them.
  3. If you have health insurance, including Medicare, you must bring your insurance card. There is no cost to you, regardless of your insurance status. All sites operate by appointment only and will require proof of age (such as a valid state identification) on arrival.

Click here to register. 


  • More information will be provided soon. At our current rate of vaccine supply, vaccinating Tiers 1A - 1B will take through April 2021 to complete but we are hopeful supply will increase soon. To stay informed on our vaccine efforts, please Sign up now for weekly Covid-19 updates.


As we continue our push to fight COVID-19, we need your support. For more information on the volunteer process please visit our Volunteer Information Center.


In addition to the Find a Vaccine website, a new hotline is open to help Kentuckians who do not have access to the internet or a computer or need additional assistance. The hotline – 855-598-2246 or TTY 855-326-4654 (for hard-of-hearing Kentuckians) – is available 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST Monday through Friday.

CLICK HERE FOR: What to expect after getting vaccinated 



I am sure you saw the announcement last week that additional funds are available to help residents facing eviction. See link to the press release.

Operation White Flag

Operation White Flag remains in effect, and Resilience and Community Services continues to work with the Coalition for the Homeless and the shelters around the city to ensure beds are available to those who want shelter:

  • Vincent de Paul1034 S. Jackson St., has shelter space available (for men only).
  • Wayside Christian Mission, 432 E. Jefferson St., has shelter space available and is operating 24/7. Wayside is also helping to provide transportation services for those needing to reach shelters. Call 996-1888. Pets are accepted in the Low Barrier Shelter at Wayside. During White Flag, previously barred clients are allowed inside, except for those barred for violence against staff or other clients.
  • Salvation Army911 S. Brook St., is operating a Healthy Day Shelter location at their campus with a 400-person capacity. No reservations are required. They also are operating a Healthy Overnight Shelter with a 70-bed capacity for men and women at the Brook Street campus. Call 671-4904 to check bed availability.
  • The Healing Place (for men only) at 1020 W. Market St. has a 48-bed capacity. Call 585-4848 to check bed availability.
  • Overflow Capacity: In addition, Wayside Mission, which operates Hotel Louisville, can make overflow/shelter beds available if needed. Call 389-9009.
  • Transportation Available to Shelters: Wayside is also helping to provide transportation services for those needing to reach shelters. Call 996-1888.
  • How the Community Can Assist: Ending homelessness remains a community challenge, and concerned residents can help with donations at https://louhomeless.org/

RCS Director Tameka Laird thanked the outreach teams, including the LMPD community engagement officers who are helping to connect citizens with shelters. 

Laird said many concerned residents have reached out to her office to find out how they can help the city’s unsheltered community:

  • Wayside Christian Mission needs bottled water, twin-sized blankets and mats, pillows, and packages of toilet paper.
  • St. John Center for Homeless Men needs HotHands warmers, socks, gloves, men's boxers or briefs (M, L, XL), and matches (individual boxes).
  • Family Health Centers needs winter hats and gloves, boots, blankets and tarps.

For more information on how to donate, go to louisvilleky.gov/helphomeless.

Health Insurance Enrollment

With job losses continuing to mount amid the COVID-19 resurgence, and millions of people having lost their job-based health insurance since the start of this public health and economic crisis people have a new opportunity to enroll in health insurance for 2021 on HealthCare.gov, but only for a limited time. This new COVID-19 open enrollment period starts on February 15, 2021 and ends on May 15, 2021.

For free, local help available to anyone enrolling in health insurance, Kentuckians should visit kynect.ky.gov to find a kynector near them.

Kentuckians enrolling in a plan on HealthCare.gov are guaranteed to receive comprehensive coverage, without being denied care or charged more due to a pre-existing condition. All plans cover essential benefits, including doctor and hospital visits, prescription drugs, mental health treatment, and maternity care. In addition, Kentuckians with Qualified Health Plans also receive free preventive care services, such as immunizations and health screenings. Testing and treatment of COVID-19 are considered essential health benefits and are covered by all HealthCare.gov plans.

Kentuckians should avoid insurance plans offered outside of HealthCare.gov that seem too good to be true. “Junk insurance” products pose huge financial risks to consumers. These products can refuse to pay for care for pre-existing conditions, charge consumers more based on their gender, and impose annual coverage limits.

Consumers should log on to HealthCare.gov before May 15 to get the comprehensive health insurance they need.

To learn more, please visit: healthcare.gov or getcovered2021.org

Federal Dollars Fund Affordable Housing

Louisville Metro Government’s Office of Housing is dedicating nearly $3.4 million in allocated federal dollars to fund new affordable housing developments, with priority given to projects that include energy efficiency improvements.

The funding is available through the Office of Housing’s annual HOME program. The program’s goal is to offer housing choices to a range of homebuyers and renters by creating "quality of place" neighborhoods with a diverse blend of affordable housing types supported by public facilities and other amenities.

There is no maximum request amount for HOME funds. The Office of Housing also has set aside an additional $80,000 that applicants can apply for to pay specifically for energy efficiency investments such as tankless water heaters, solar panels or other upgrades. In addition to being environmentally appropriate, energy efficiency investments can also maintain a home or a unit’s affordability over time.

Applicants will be evaluated on housing development experience and financial and organizational capacity, with a review of past performance on projects of a similar size and complexity. A minimum of $468,400 has been set aside for certified Community Housing Development Organizations.

Guidelines and applications for the 2021 HOME NOFA program are posted at https://louisvilleky.gov/government/housing/affordable-housing-development-program.

Applicants have until March 15 to submit questions to the Office of Housing and formal responses will be posted online on March 22. Applications must be submitted online by April 15, along with a $250 nonrefundable application fee.

JCPS Virtual Town Hall

Officials with Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) held a Virtual Town Hall, responding directly to employees’ and family members’ questions about reopening plans, bus riding procedures, mask requirements and other district details about an eventual return to in-person classes.

The Jefferson County Board of Education has not yet voted on a date when schools will open for classes, but JCPS Superintendent Marty Pollio is considering the third week of this March for a phased-in return, beginning with elementary schools.

To review a summary of the district plan, please see A New Way Forward. A more detailed version of the back-to-school plan can be found here. The schools have also developed plans to show families what the In-Person Learning Option will be like on their campus. Each individual school's plans for opening their building, including the safety measures that will be implemented, can be found in the Return to School District Portal.

You can view that meeting By clicking HERE

The board of education is expected to vote soon on reopening buildings to in-person learning. If constituents want to voice their opinions, you can contact your board member to provide that feedback.

  • Find your board member’s contact information by clicking HERE.
  • Find your board member by clicking HERE.


TreesLouisville’s Community Canopy Program is back thanks to a generous donation from The LG&E and KU Foundation! We have partnered with the Arbor Day Foundation to provide Louisville residents with over 650 FREE 1 gallon trees. There are a variety of large and small species to choose from depending on the space you have available, but don’t wait to register, these trees won’t last long! Register online at www.arborday.org/treeslouisville; your tree will be delivered straight to your home between March and May 2021. 

If you need assistance registering or would like to request help planting your tree once it arrives, join TreesLouisville at Change Today Change Tomorrow’s “Healthy Change” Event taking place on Saturday Feb. 27th between 2pm-5pm at St. George’s Community Center (1205 S 26th St. 40210). 

Species Available: Black Tupelo, Eastern Redbud, Swamp White Oak, Sweetbay Magnolia, Sweetgum, & Tulip Poplar.

All trees will be delivered in 1 gallon containers.

If you live in an area with low canopy coverage you can request more than one tree. Don’t know if that's you? The website will let you know when you try to sign up for a second tree.

This event will run from February 19th until all the trees have been registered for.

The Arbor Day Foundation’s online tool will help you maximize energy savings by showing you the best place in your yard to plant a tree.

To request tree planting assistance, participants must attend the Healthy Change event on 2/27/21.

For more information about how to care for and plant your tree, visit www.treeslouisville.org

It's Fish Fry Season!

How did Lenten fish frys kick off in America? Most people point to early European immigrants who settled in Midwestern states like Wisconsin, Ohio, and Indiana, and brought their Catholic practice of abstaining from meat (plus love of fishing) with them. Meat was also more expensive, so fish was a more affordable alternative.

Interestingly, Prohibition might have also played a part in establishing fish frys as a full-on event, transforming a simple dish into a social gathering. According to Wisconsin lore, bars and taverns in the 1920s were faced with a business dilemma after alcohol was declared illegal. Since fish was plentiful, cheap, and pretty easy to cook, many of them started to sell fish dinners to stay afloat, serving them with sides like coleslaw, potato salad, and fries. Some bars even used the fish dinners to disguise speakeasies,  taking advantage of the fragrant oil smell.

Soon, fish frys became a regular fixture in the U.S. Churches began to host fish frys as fundraisers and events for their parishes to come together during Lent. After the end of Prohibition, restaurants added their own versions of fish dinners to lure in swaths of Friday pescatarians. In the 1960s, McDonald’s even added the Filet-O-Fish sandwich after one franchise owner in Ohio noticed that his Catholic base was seeking out fish sandwiches elsewhere.

Check out the Courier-Journal Newspaper's list of places to go to get your fill of fish:  



JCPS seniors can go to college for free through a new scholarship offered by Evolve502!

The scholarship, which launched Oct. 1, allows eligible students in the Class of 2021 to begin postsecondary studies tuition-free at any Kentucky Community and Technical College school, Including Jefferson Community and Technical College, or Simmons College of Kentucky to pursue an associate degree or career credential, or take 60 hours of credit. The Evolve502 scholarship is a last dollar scholarship, meaning Evolve502 will fund the difference between federal and state financial aid and college tuition.

The application takes about five minutes to complete online at evolve502.org/scholarship. Once applications are submitted and reviewed, applicants will receive a follow-up email with next steps including completing the federal financial aid form and applying to eligible colleges.

In addition to the scholarship, Evolve502 is offering opportunity grants to support students whose families earn less than $40,000 annually. The opportunity grants are $1,000 per semester ($2,000 maximum per year) and can be used to assist in costs outside of tuition including healthcare, transportation, books and more. The grants will automatically be given to Evolve502 Scholarship recipients who meet qualifications. 

Scholarship Application | Evolve502:  evolve502.org/scholarship.

The deadline to apply is June 30.

Fire Department Reminders

LFD The Louisville Division of Fire reminds residents to use safety precautions when heating their homes as it the second-leading cause for house fires. LFD recommends the following safety tips:

  • Candles: Flashlights and battery-operated candles are recommended for emergency lighting. If you are using real candles, be sure they are in a sturdy non-combustible container, keep them clear of combustibles and never leave them unattended. Be sure to extinguish candles before leaving the home or going to sleep.
  • Generators: Do not use generators indoors or inside attached garages and remember to keep them at least 10 feet away from the home. When fueling the generator, make sure the engine is stopped, always use the recommended type of fuel and allow it to cool down for at least 15 minutes before refueling and 30 minutes after prolonged use.
  • Carbon Monoxide: Never warm a vehicle in a closed garage, clear snow from outdoor vents and frequently test carbon monoxide detectors. Always use gas-burning ovens and stoves appropriately and never use them to heat a residence.
  • Space heaters: Make sure it meets the industry’s testing standards and has built-in safety features, like an automatic shut off or an overheat shut off feature. Do not use if the electrical cord is damaged, always unplug when leaving the room or going to bed, and remember to keep space heaters at least 3 feet away from any combustibles, draperies or furniture.
  • Downed trees and power lines: DO NOT handle any telephone, cable, or electrical lines; as they may be electrically charged and DO NOT attempt to move or go near tree limbs on your home or near electrical lines; as they may be charged.
  • When using a fireplace: Make sure it has been serviced by a certified technician and keep fires small. Always make sure the flue is in working condition and use a screen to keep embers and sparks inside the fireplace.
  • Oven & Stoves:  Operate kitchen appliances appropriately. Gas ovens and stoves put you at risk of Carbon Monoxide. Open flames and hot electric burners on stoves and ovens are not designed for heating.
  • Fire Hydrants:  Remove snow and ice around hydrants on you property. Create a three-foot perimeter around the hydrant for firefighters to work . Clear a path from the street to the hydrant.

Connecting Kentuckiana 2050 Survey

KIPDA needs your input on the specific issues and needs you face on a daily basis when you travel to work, school, recreational activities, or making deliveries. The desired outcome of this outreach effort is to better understand what transportation improvements are needed throughout the region. 

KIPDA is currently updating the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP). Connecting Kentuckiana 2050 will replace the current MTP as the long-term vision for transportation in the region. To learn more about Connecting Kentuckiana 2050, click here.  

A key component in the planning process is better understanding the wants, needs, and frustrations you experience when traveling to work, school, the store, or around town. KIPDA aims to identify your needs through a survey and interactive public comment map. The interactive map allows you to pinpoint specific locations throughout the region that disrupt your travel. This could include traffic, crash related delays, lack of adequate bicycle paths or sidewalks, long waits at stoplights, or lack of transit stops or routes.  

Please take a few minutes to complete the survey and provide feedback on the interactive map found here. The survey will be available until mid-March.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact Greg Burress by email at greg.burress@kipda.org or by phone at 502.266.6144, extension 123.

More information about the KIPDA MPO can be found here



LMPD Crime Reports for District 7


The crime report is missing this week due to a computer glitch that will not allow us to include pictures in this issue. The report will return next week when our computer is repaired. Sorry for the inconvenience.


Fun Facts about Presidents Day

A tribute to our fearless leaders, here are some neat facts about Presidents Day and our parks that honor their life and legacy. Did you know that …
  1. Presidents Day is celebrated on the third Monday in February, thanks to the 1968 Uniform Monday Holiday Act
  2. It was established in 1885 in honor of President George Washington’s birthday
  3. Washington’s birthday was actually on February 22, 1732 (this would be his 282nd birthday!)
  4. Washington’s birthplace is a national monument and is located in Colonial Beach, VA
  5. It is still officially called Washington’s Birthday by the federal government
  6. The government debated renaming the holiday to Presidents Day to include President Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, but the proposal failed in committees
  7. Lincoln’s birthday was actually on February 12, 1809 (this would be his 205th birthday!)
  8. Lincoln’s birthplace is a national historical park and is located in Hodgenville, Kentucky
  9. President Ulysses S. Grant established Yellowstone as the first national park
  10. President Theodore Roosevelt has the most national parks named in his honor
  11. Lincoln is a close runner-up for that title
  12. Roosevelt’s birthplace is a national historic site and is located in New York City, NY
  13. Adams National Historical Park was the birthplace of two presidents: John Adams and John Quincy Adams
  14. The most recent presidential birthplace added to the National Park System belonged to William Jefferson Clinton
  15. There are 35 parks named after American Presidents, and one park that celebrates four of them (but it’s named after a New York attorney)

The Rest of the Story - Continued...

Sure enough, I was only a block away. I waved at the officer as he pulled off.  I parked and went inside. At this point, I was about an hour late for my date. The restaurant was packed. I stood at the door looking around for someone to approach me.  I know I looked lost, so I expected my knight in shining armor (this stranger!) to come rescue me. No one came.  

Mind you, I had told Billy that my name was Kathy, and I had not given him my telephone number. He had no way of knowing what I looked like or how to contact me. I didn't have a cell phone either. (Were they even a thing then?) Realizing my dilemma, I found a wall phone (remember those?) and for the first time, called the number he had given me.

To my surprise (and delight), he answered the phone. These were my exact words: "I'm here at the restaurant, why aren't you here?"  He replied, "I was there for about 30 minutes, but I didn't see anyone looking for me, so I left."  He stated that he lived around the corner and would return to the restaurant in about 10 minutes.  (I remember thinking how bold it was for me to ask him about his whereabouts; I was the one tardy for the party.)

I hung up the phone and rushed to the restroom to check myself out.  New blouse - check. Make-up - check. Hairdo - check. As I was checking myself out, a young woman came out of one of the stalls. As she washed her hands, she looked up at me and complimented me on my blouse. I thanked her.  She could tell that I was primping in the mirror somewhat nervously. She asked me if I was having a good time at the restaurant. I informed her that I had just gotten there and that I was about to meet a guy for the first time. I briefly told her the story about how I met him by calling the wrong telephone number, and he asked me out to dinner.

The young woman was fascinated by the story and told me that there was no way she'd let me meet this guy alone. She informed me that she was there with a bunch of friends who had just finished working a downtown street festival, and she invited me to sit with them. It didn't take me long to make the decision to join her. What could be worse, sitting at a table with a bunch of strangers, or standing around by myself to meet one complete stranger? I followed the young woman to her table!

When we arrived at the table, in the crowded and loud bar-like restaurant, I counted about 15 young folks, all of whom appeared to be 'tipsy' and having a good time. I was introduced by my newfound friend. She told the group that I was there on a blind date and had told the guy that my name was Kathy.  They welcomed me, pulled up a seat and bought me a drink.  I couldn't believe what I was experiencing. My faith in humanity was strengthened at that moment, and I felt extremely lucky.  I also felt very safe --- given what I knew was about to happen --- a face-to-face meeting with someone else I didn't know.  It was best that I was with a group of people.

After about 10 minutes with my 'friends,' in walks a guy who stood curiously in the doorway. He spanned the room with his eyes. Could this be him? Why would I think this could be him?  Was it because he looked like he was looking for someone? Perhaps. But, could it be because he was the only Black guy that entered the restaurant since I'd been there? We didn't discuss ethnicity over the phone. I assumed by the sound of his voice that he was an African American. I assumed he expected me to be African American, too.  One thing's for sure, the two of us were the only people of color in the place. 

I said to the group, "I think that might be my blind date."  I watched as he made his way to the bar. He ordered something. Then, without warning, one of the guys at the table jumped up and yelled across the room, "Hey Billy, get over here."  Billy, with drink in hand, waved at the guy who was yelling his name.  The guy yelled again, "Billy, if that's you, come on over here!"  

Billy made his way to the table.  With a puzzled look on his face, he said hello to the group at the table. The person who was yelling his name started introducing everyone. He saved my introduction for last. He walked over to me, pointed his hand towards me in a Vanna White sort of way, and exclaimed, "And this is Kathy!"  He pulled up a chair next to me and invited Billy to take a seat. The laughter and fun around the table continued as they allowed the two of us to get to know each other.  

I will never forget Billy's first question to me, which was, "How did you get lost with all your friends with you?" My reply was simply this, "I don't really know these people."  As I began to explain how I met them, we giggled (well, I giggled, he still looked puzzled). We talked, we ate and we enjoyed the group around the table. We hit it off!

It was a good first date, especially for Billy. Not just because he met me (lol), but because he had a great time and didn't have to spend one dime. That's right, my new friends picked up the tab. To this day, I tease Billy about inviting me to dinner and not paying for it.

After hugging and thanking everyone at the table, Billy and I left the restaurant.  He walked me to my car, gave me a kiss on the cheek, and I gave him my telephone number.  (I gave him my real name about a week later.)

We dated for three years, got married and are now living happily ever after - 35 years later.

(Okay...perhaps not ALL of you asked for 'the rest of the story,' but, I hope it entertained you. It's a true story, and as I wrote it, I stopped along the way to ask my husband what he remembered. My memory about the evening was spot on.  Perhaps one day we'll return to Nashville, TN or send messages through social media to find some of those people who befriended us at Spat's that evening, I wonder if they ever talked about us as we have talked about them over the years. I'd love to tell them that we're still together, and that they played a key role in our union.)


team ky

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

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.

SMART 911.com


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:

Sign Up to Receive Crime Alerts


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

Lock Your Car!


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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:


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Kentucky General Assembly

general assembly

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