District 26 eNews | March 25th


Brent T. Ackerson

26th District Councilman


Jeff T. Noble

Legislative Aide

Michael Garton

District Liaison



Animal Control - 363-6609 

Bon Air Library - 574-1795

County Clerk - 574-5700

Courts System - 595-4428

Drivers License - Bowman Field 595-4405

Drivers License - Downtown    595-4924

Health and Wellness - 574-6520

LG&E - 589-1444

Louisville Water Company -      583-6610

MetroCall - 311

Mosquito Control - 574-6641

MSD - 540-6000

Poison Control - 589-8222

Police - LMPD - 574-2187

Police - St. Matthews - 893-9000

PVA - 574-6380

State Highway Office - 210-5400

TARC - 585-1234

Veterans Affairs - 595-4447

Zoo - 459-2181


Dear Neighbor,

Although we are thankful for the recent downtrends in COVID-19 cases and related deaths, as well as increased vaccination rates; we should still be careful and watchful for our families and neighbors related to violent and non-violent crime. 

There have been recent hotspots and an uptick in non-violent crimes in our neighborhoods. Please remember, if you see something say something. If a crime is underway, get to safety and call 9-1-1. If you see evidence of a crime or are the victim of property crime, report it to the non-emergency line at 574-7111, option 5. You can always call your LMPD Division as well. Most of our district is in the 6th Division (502-574-2187) or 5th Division (502-574-7636). Here are some other quick tips to help deter criminals:

  • Lock your vehicles whenever you leave them, even if it is only for a short time.
  • Never leaving your vehicle running with the keys inside (not even in the morning or just to run into a store). 
  • Light your property at night or leave outside lights on if you can. Check those lights regularly.
  • Keep valuables out of sight and secured whenever possible. Don't leave cash, electronics, or other expensive items visible in your vehicle. 

Thanks, and have a great weekend,


Brent Signature

Brent T. Ackerson
26th District Councilman


In This Issue:

LFPL In-Person Service Resumes!


With the city’s COVID-19 positivity rate no longer in the Critical Zone, the Louisville Free Public Library is expanding in-person services at all locations on Friday, March 26.

Patrons will be encouraged to browse and pick up library materials and check out using self-check kiosks. Building capacity will be limited to ensure social distancing, and visits will be limited to no more than 90 minutes.

In order to expand services safely, the Library has reconfigured furniture, computer stations, and equipment to ensure safe physical distancing can be maintained. Masks and temperature checks are required to enter library facilities, and all patrons (age 5 and older) must properly wear a face covering at all times during their visit. The Library will have masks available for patrons who arrive without them. 

Study rooms and meeting spaces are not available for use at this time. However, as it has since August, computer access, printing and free faxing services will still be available at the libraries. More information can be found online at www.lfpl.org/appointment/.

LFPL’s popular curbside pick-up of library materials, which began on June 1, also will continue at all locations, six days a week. For information on the Library’s curbside service, please visit


On Monday, March 1, we began vaccinating people in tier 1C, prioritizing those over 60. We are continuing to serve those in 1A and 1B who have fallen through the cracks.

Please be patient follow the health department on Facebook, Twitter, check our website for updates on appointment openings and to subscribe to COVID-19 health alerts via email.  

To find information on the COVID vaccine, the vaccination process, and how to request an appointment, CLICK HERE


Need a ride to get a COVID-19 Vaccine? Please call (888) 848-0989 to schedule a free ride to your appointment.  Rides must be scheduled at least 72 hours in advance of your appointment.

Employers (business owners, HR Reps, Lead Supervisors/Managers) of essential workers have the option of submitting a roster of your team members through a COVID-19 Essential Workers Company Signup Form.

To stay informed on vaccine efforts in Louisville, please sign up now for weekly Covid-19 updates.

To see Louisville’s COVID-19 data dashboard, including total number of cases, deaths, testing locations and more, click here

The latest news about COVID-19 in Kentucky is here.

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Covid-related Utility Payment Assistance


Louisville Eviction Assistance

Resources for Tenants and Landlords facing evictions are available through city government agencies and other non-profits. Please reach out to them as soon as you need help, as they have many requests for assistance.

Beginning Monday, February 15, the city’s Office of Resilience and Community Services will start accepting new appointments for those in need of rental assistance because of financial hardship resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Office of Housing already has begun processing applications for assistance through the Court Eviction Diversion Program and will begin accepting applications from community service providers on behalf of tenants needing assistance.


April 5 | Yard Waste Pickup Resumes

Regular yard waste collection within the Urban Services District is scheduled to begin again April 5th 

Until then, you may request collection as needed through MetroCall at 574-5000.


As yard waste collection resumes, below is a list of collection guidelines.

There is no limit on the number of bags or cans of yard waste that may be set out for collection. When a holiday occurs, yard waste collection is delayed, like garbage or recycling pickup. Guidelines for collection of yard waste:  

  • Yard waste may be set out in metal or plastic containers (20-40 gallon capacity with handles), paper bags, or compostable bags as long as each can or bag weighs no more than 60 pounds.
  • All yard waste must be set out by 6 AM on collection day - no earlier than 4 PM on the day before collection day.
  • All containers must be removed from the street or alley no later than 4 PM the day after collection and stored on the property.
  • Yard waste such as grass, leaves, or other yard waste must be free of other garbage or plastic flower pots, etc.
  • Woody waste (such as tree limbs and shrub trimmings) should be less than 2 inches in diameter and should be cut into 4-foot lengths and securely tied into bundles light enough to be easily handled by one individual.

Louisville Grows Seeds and Starts Sale

Louisville Grows' annual Seeds & Starts Sale has begun! This is a chance to buy locally grown, low-cost plants. The community can feel good about shopping at this fundraiser, knowing that purchases will go to support a sustainable food system through the Louisville Grows Community Garden Grant program.

This year, the sale will function a little differently for the safety of patrons. Louisville Grows will offer one in-person sale day. All other purchases will be online with curbside pickup dates. See below for a schedule.

  • March 21: Online sales for cole crops only begins.
  • March 27: Curbside pickup for cole crops begins.
  • April 17: In-person sale date at greenhouse. Must register for a time in advance, tinyurl.com/inperson2021.
  • April 20: Online sales for all other plants, trees, bushes and materials begin.
  • April 22: Curbside pickup for online orders begins.

To look through the plant list and place online orders, visit www.seedsandstarts.org.


Help Report Potholes


Now’s the time to begin ridding Louisville Metro streets and alleys of the potholes formed this winter. Here's how you can report a pothole:

  • On Twitter use the hashtag #502pothole. Just include the address or intersection where the pothole is located along with the hashtag in a tweet
  • Report a pothole online, click here, select “pothole” and continue with the required information
  • Contact Metro311 in one of these ways:
    • Call them at 311 or 574-5000
    • Download the “Louisville Metro 311” app on your smartphone and use it to report a pothole
    • Email them at metro.311@louisvilleky.gov

Oct 1 | Get your REAL-ID

COVID-19 delayed Kentucky's REAL ID rollout. REAL IDs or a passport will be required for air travel within the U.S. beginning October 1. At this time, 15 locations, are accepting appointments and walk-ins, including Louisville's Bowman Field. To get a REAL ID, you will need proof of identity, proof of social security number and two documents showing proof of residency.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please click here.


We continue to operate away from the office due to Covid-19 restrictions.  Please contact us at the emails listed in the above-left column.  Thank you.