District 7 E-Newsletter

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


Paula McCraney
601 W. Jefferson Street

Louisville, KY 40202
(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


In this Issue...

Message From McCraney


Council Corner

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Metro Council Will Resume on April 12th!

Metro Councilmembers are on a two week break, but the District offices are open regular hours.  If you need assistance in District 7, please call the office at 574-1107.

Public Notices


Zone Adjustment - 2020 Herr Lane


You are invited to attend a review of VARIANCES to allow a primary structure to exceed the maximum allowable setback from Herr Lane, and to allow residential structures to exceed the maximum allowable height.

Subject Property: 2020 Herr Lane
Case Number: 20-VARIANCE-0104 & 20-VARIANCE-0167
Case Manager: Dante St. Germain (dante.st.germain@louisvilleky.gov)
Application Date: August 4, 2020
Meeting Type: Board of Zoning Adjustment
Meeting Date: MONDAY, April 19, 2021
Time: Meeting will begin at 1:00 PM and continue until all cases are heard
Location: Online Meeting -


If you do not have access to internet you may also call in to  574-6230 to find out how to connect by phone. 

If you wish to speak please complete a speaker record or contact the case manager at the above website.

If you wish to submit comments please do so in writing to the case manager by 5:00 PM Friday, April 16, 2021.

Visit  https://louisvilleky.gov/government/planning-design for the following information;

  • Meeting Agenda and Staff Report
  • User Guides - BOZA Approved Application Process
  • Public Comment Opportunities

A list of persons notified of this proposal is available in the case file.

Persons who need special accommodations should contact the Planning Commission at 502-574-6230 at least a week in advance. TDD users please use the Relay Service at 1-800-648-6056.

Notice of Request for Liquor License


Advertisement for a NQ2 Retail Drink & Sunday Liquor Drink License.

Brownsboro Restaurant Group, LLC dba The Original Impellizzeri's Pizza, 4933 Brownsboro Rd.


For a list of reasons for refusal of a license, visit KRS 243.450.

Landbank Hearing

The Louisville and Jefferson County Landbank will be holding a virtual monthly meeting on Monday April 12th at 3:00 P.M.  The final agenda may be found  here.

The public may attend the virtual meeting in the following ways:

Attend via Video Teleconference:

Event number (access code): 160 575 0204

This event does not require a password for registration


Questions can be submitted using the Q&A chat box at the bottom left-hand corner of the event.

Attend via phone only:

Event number (access code): 160 575 0204

+1-415-655-0001 US Toll

The public can also view the meeting live on Develop Louisville’s Facebook page.

Louisville Metro Air Pollution District Hearing


What action is the District taking?
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District is announcing a public meeting on April 7, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. to present information and answer questions regarding Regulation 2.04, Construction or Modification of Major Sources in or Impacting upon Non-Attainment Areas (Emission Offset Requirements), and a related Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR). The District opened a comment period March 10, 2021, on an ANPR for Regulation 2.04, Version 8.

Summary of proposal
Because Louisville has been designated nonattainment by U.S. EPA for the 2015 ozone NAAQS, the District is required to implement a “Nonattainment New Source Review” (NNSR) program. The District is asking for feedback on the best approach to updating its implementation of Regulation 2.04, which is the District’s current NNSR program. The District is considering a range of options from minor updates to a larger over-haul of the rule to match a set of changes to corresponding federal regulations made by the U.S. EPA between 2002 and earlier this year known as “New Source Review Reform.”

Updates to the federal rules include:

• Changes to how baseline emissions are calculated,
• The new “actual-to-projected-actual applicability test” in place of the “actual-to-potential test,”
• Addition of “Plantwide Applicability Limits (PALs),”
• Changes to “Project Aggregation,” and
• “Project Emissions Accounting.”

For more information please see the notice announcing the comment period, and the full ANPR at www.louisvilleky.gov/APCD/Docket.

How can I attend the public meeting?
The public meeting will be held via Webex teleconference (due to the COVID-19 pandemic), which can be accessed online or by telephone, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., or until discussion ends (whichever is first). You can join the meeting at https://louisvilleky.webex.com/louisvilleky/j.php?MTID=m3ef09008a0b4acca358ff33edfceaa16, or by calling 415-655-0001 (US Toll) and using access code: 157 173 4640 at the appointed time. This information will also be posted to the docket for this action before the meeting.

What is the purpose of the public meeting?
This public meeting is intended as an opportunity for the public to ask questions about the ANPR, and to interact with the District on a more informal level than the public hearing opportunity provided during the formal regulatory proposal and comment period. Written comments from the public are welcome throughout the informal comment period.
How can I comment on this action?
You can comment in writing by emailing airregs@louisvilleky.gov, online here, or by mail to the Board Secretary-Treasurer, Byron Gary, Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District, 701 W. Ormsby Ave., Suite 303, Louisville, KY 40203, until 5:00 p.m., April 9, 2021.

Where can I get a copy of the proposed action?
A paper copy of the ANPR may be obtained from the District by contacting us at (502) 574-6000. Please specify that you are calling about Regulation 2.04, ANPR, provide your name and mailing address, and allow time for processing and delivery via USPS.

Update From the Mayor


$2.2 Million for Small Biz Assistance Available

Louisville Metro Government (LMG) has entered into an agreement with Park Community Credit Union that will administer a $2.2 million fund to assist small businesses, which have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds have been made available through federal Community Development Block Grant dollars. 

Approximately 50% of total funds will be distributed as grants to small businesses located in and/or predominantly serving west Louisville, Smoketown and Shelby Park. The remaining half will be distributed as loans to any small business located in Louisville. Minority-owned and women-owned enterprises will be given a preference for loans and grants. Both the grants and loan products will be available to businesses that qualify on a first-come, first-served basis. Loans will be available from $5,000 to $150,000 with a maximum term of 84 months and a fixed rate of .75% APR. Grants will be offered up to $50,000. 

Small businesses, for the purposes of this fund, are defined as businesses with less than 300 employees and less than $20 million average annual revenue. Funds must be used to sustain business operations (payroll, rent, utilities, etc.).

The application window will open on Monday, March 29. To apply for a loan or grant, applicants should visit Park Community application website  to fill out an interest form. Grant and loan applicants should provide, among other things, a funding request and how the funds will be spent; supporting financial documents; and a summary of the applicant’s business and how COVID-19 has affected operations and staffing. Grant applicants should provide a letter of reference from a community member. 

Community Centers Reopen With New Hours


Community Centers reopened March 29th with hours from 9 to 6 PM Monday through Friday.  That schedule will change effective Monday April 5th.  The new hours will be from 12 to 9 PM Monday through Thursday and 10AM to 7PM on Fridays. Each center will be closed for cleaning and disinfecting from 12:30PM to 2:30PM daily. 

Masks will be mandatory as well as taking of temperatures. Capacity limits will also be enforced.

Centers to reopen are:

  • Beechmont Community Center, 205 West Wellington Avenue (502-361-5484)
  • Berrytown Community Center, 1300 Heafer Road, (502-456-8148)
  • California Community Center, 1600 West St. Catherine Street (502-574-2658)
  • Cyril Allgeier Community Center, 4101 Cadillac Court (502/456-3261)
  • Molly Leonard Portland Community Center, 640 North 27th Street (502-776-0913)
  • Newburg Community Center, 4810 Exeter Avenue (502-)
  • Parkhill Community Center, 1703 South 13th Street (502/637-3044)
  • South Louisville Community Center, 2911 Taylor Boulevard (502/574-3206)
  • Southwick Community Center, 3621 Southern Avenue (502/775-6598)
  • Sun Valley Community Center, 6505 Bethany Lane (502/937-8802)

Centers that will remain closed until Phase 2 later this spring:

  • Douglass Community Center, 2305 Douglass Boulevard (502/456-8120)
  • Metro Arts Center, 8360 Dixie Highway, (502/937-2055)
  • Shawnee Arts and Cultural Center, 607 S. 37th Street, (502/775-5268)
  • Wilderness Road Senior Center, 8111 Blue Lick Road, (502/964-5151)

Update from the Governor


Agreement On Use Of Rescue Act Funds

Gov. Andy Beshear, following the final day of the 2021 regular session, announced today Kentucky lawmakers and his administration reached a bipartisan agreement on legislation that aims to create more than 14,500 new jobs and help the commonwealth lead in the post-COVID economy.

Through the passage of bills Tuesday evening, nearly $1.3 billion in American Rescue Plan Act funds will be used to boost the state’s economy by expanding broadband, delivering clean drinking water, and building new schools. 

Expanding Broadband Could Create 10,000 Jobs

The $300 million approved for broadband deployment targets unserved and underserved areas. Combined with at least 50% required matching investments, this means a minimum of $600 million will go toward broadband expansion. That is estimated to create over 10,000 direct and indirect jobs.

Delivering Clean Water Creates 1,000 Jobs

The Better Kentucky Recovery Fund will replace or lay new pipelines to provide clean drinking water and also improve sanitary water systems, modernizing infrastructure without raising rates while creating 3,800 to 5,800 direct and indirect jobs. 

Building Schools Could Generate 1,000 Jobs

The $127 million allocated for renovating and replacing school facilities will accelerate the much-needed improvements of schools that have been designated as the highest ranked on the Department of Education’s Facilities Inventory and Classification System report.

To get more details go to click here.

Eviction Moratorium Extended


Gov. Beshear has signed an executive order that applies the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s order extending the nationwide moratorium on evictions from residential premises for nonpayment of rent through June 30, 2021.

To be covered by the CDC eviction moratorium, complete this Declaration Form and click this link for the Spanish version .

The Governor has designated $264 million to the Team Kentucky Healthy at Home Eviction Relief Fund that can assist Kentucky renters in 118 counties with rent or utility payments. For more information and to apply, click here.

To apply for eviction relief in Lexington-Fayette County, visit covid19renterhelp.org. To apply for eviction relief in Louisville-Jefferson County, visit stopmyeviction.org. Homeowners at risk of foreclosure should visit the Kentucky Homeownership Protection Center website. Homeowners in need of utility assistance should contact their local Community Action Agency.

Career Centers To Open April 15th


Thirteen Kentucky Career Centers (KCC) are opening by mid-April to in- person Unemployment Insurance services. The locations are in Ashland, Bowling Green, Covington, Elizabethtown, Hazard, Hopkinsville, Lexington, Louisville, Morehead, Owensboro, Paducah, Prestonsburg and Somerset.

Kentuckians will soon be able to make appointments at the KCC website. Claimants can receive assistance with UI, and in addition, they will have access to other resources such as: assistance with finding a job; assistance with job training and apprenticeship opportunities; vocational rehabilitation services; and adult education services, such as the free GED program that is being offered for first-time test takers.

Louisville To Get 214 New Automotive Jobs


Eberspaecher North America Inc., a system developer and supplier of exhaust technology, thermal management systems and automotive electronics, is expected to create 214 quality job opportunities with a more than $30 million investment to establish a new operation in Louisville, Gov. Andy Beshear announced.

Eberspaecher will occupy over 125,000 square feet of an existing 314,500-square-foot facility at 7001 Greenbelt Highway in the Louisville Riverport, to serve its recently expanded customer base in the U.S. The new facility also will allow the company to increase its focus on environmental protection, safety and comfort across its products, which includes exhaust emission conversion technologies and acoustic systems for passenger vehicles. Its innovative products improve air quality and sustainably reduce traffic noise. Work on the project is scheduled to begin in May and be completed by August. 

For more information on this from the Governor read the entire press release here

Legislative Updates


House Bill 192 is the Executive Branch budget bill. Gov. Beshear asked for general funds for 90 new Office of Unemployment Insurance employee positions, who would be cross-trained to assist citizens with both Unemployment Insurance and employment services. The legislature instead appropriated federal funds that OUI was already receiving from the U.S. Department of Labor.

Senate Bill 52. This legislation will strengthen protections for those who are under the supervision of law enforcement and reduce sexual exploitation. SB 52 will make sure no individuals or groups are omitted from punishment for these types of crimes.

HB 321 implements portions of the West End Opportunity Partnership (WEOP). It aims to stabilize and improve portions of West Louisville through using Tax Increment Financing (TIF) to attract investment and reinvestment in neighborhoods beyond Ninth Street. Focal points include creating the TIF program and development area, forming a community-controlled (51%) board to oversee investment opportunities and neighborhood initiatives, attracting investment, and preventing displacement of current residents.

HB 382 was amended by the Senate Appropriations and Revenue Committee to provide $140 million for full-day kindergarten. It also allocates other funds from the federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) to various uses. Those include: $575 million to pay back the interest and principal on the federal unemployment insurance trust fund loan taken by Kentucky during the pandemic; $842,400 for Kentucky’s nature preserves; $50,000 for the Kentucky African American Heritage Commission; and, $3.3 million to reopen the Northern Kentucky Regional Medical Examiner Office. In addition, the bill adds $50 million more for broadband expansion through ARPA funds. 

HB 556 allocates $53 million of ARPA funds for Capitol renovations, $127 million for school facility construction, and $75 million for renovation costs at local area vocational education centers. The legislation is also the funding mechanism for the West End Opportunity Partnership, earmarking $10 million to WEOP “iflocal matching funds are found. It allocates $37 million in federal funds to the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet to provide grants for limiting the spread of COVID-19, $20 million to rural hospitals in a revolving loan fund, and $14.7 million to provide technology upgrades in county jails.

SB 36 was amended to appropriate $250 million of the ARPA funds for drinking water and wastewater grant programs. Splitting $150 million will be all 120 counties, with another $50 million going toward providing drinking water services to unserved areas. Another portion of the bill allocates around $50 million to assist the Department of Corrections with mental health, substance abuse, and reentry centers and the associated costs to operate them.

HB 91, a proposed constitutional amendment, will have Kentucky voters  decide next year whether to add the following words to the state constitution: “To protect human life, nothing in this Constitution shall be construed to secure or protect a right to abortion or require the funding of Abortion.”

To review all the bills enrolled and delivered to the Governor in the final days, visit https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/21rs/enrolled.html.

Vaccine Updates


Ages 16 and Up Eligible For Vaccines April 5th

Governor Beshear announced that April 5th all Kentuckians ages 16 and up will be eligible for vaccinations. He encourages everyone to make an appointment as soon as possible. 

Please note that 16 and 17 year old's are only approved for the Pfizer vaccine

He also advised that Pfizer and BioNTech have announced that the their vaccine is safe and highly effective (100%) in  those young people 12 and older tested. The study was performed in a group of 2200 kids. For more information click here to see the New York Times article. 

Pfizer is currently in the process of testing the vaccine on children ages 6 months to 11 years. 

Need a Ride to Get Vaccinated?


Cardinal Stadium Appointments Available


U of L Health is once again expanding access to COVID-19 vaccinations. Cardinal Stadium’s Purple Lot will become Kentucky’s largest drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination site with the ability to vaccinate up to 4,000 people per day, for seven weeks.

The 24-lane drive-thru site opens to the public April 12. Appointments are available for anyone ages 16+ by going to www.UofLHealth.org or calling 502-681-1435. The phone number is intended for those with limited web access. If you have web access, please use the online scheduling to keep the phone lines available for those who need to call.

In addition, U of L Health has partnered with dozens of churches, many in Medically Underserved Areas, to host pop-up vaccine clinics. U of L Health also has drive-thru vaccine sites at Mary & Elizabeth Hospital, Medical Center South in Bullitt County and downtown Louisville at the corner of Brook Street and Liberty Street. To learn more about U of L Health’s work throughout the community visit https://uoflhealth.org/community/

LouVax Going Mobile to Vulnerable Communities

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On Tuesday, Mayor Fischer and Dr. Sarah Moyer, Louisville’s Chief Health Strategist were joined by health officials to provide an update on COVID-19 in Louisville and announce a new phase in the city’s fight against COVID-19 utilizing mobile vaccination missions to reach vulnerable populations.

While encouraged by the 11 consecutive weeks of declining COVID cases in the city, Mayor Fischer said residents and community members cannot afford to get complacent with COVID variants evolving around the world and across the country.

“We have to keep pushing. We can’t act like this fight is over just because we’re in a better position than we were in January. It’s most certainly not over because we know this virus is evolving and there are multiple variants circulating. Just as the virus evolves, our approach to stopping it has to evolve as well.”

Mayor Fischer expressed optimism in the ongoing bout with COVID citing the presence of three safe and effective vaccines that are proven in preventing serious complications against the virus. He urged that people should continue to follow the safety measures of mask-wearing, social distancing, avoiding crowds and when it’s their turn to get vaccinated.

“Getting vaccinated, creating herd immunity is how we reclaim our lives, reclaim our community and reclaim control over our health and our future,” he said.

Here are the key COVID-19 data metrics for the week of March 29, 2021:

  • There were 754 new cases over the previous week.
  • Hospitalization data:
  • 7% of patients currently hospitalized have COVID-19.
  • 19 patients in ICU with COVID-19 as of March 30, a decrease from 22 the week prior.
  • 12 COVID-19 patients on ventilators as of March 30, same number as last week.
  • 391,136 total vaccine doses given in Metro Louisville since December.
  • 31.5% of Louisville residents have received at least one dose of vaccine and 15.8% have completed the vaccine series

Dr. Moyer reported that Louisville remains in the orange alert level for COVID cases with the recent decline. She added there are still several hospitalizations and patients lost to the virus that is preventable with vaccination. As the weather progresses into warmer forecasts, Dr. Moyer encourage individuals ages 16 and older or ages 40 and older with health conditions that put them at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19 to... read more here. 

Covid-19 Updates as of March 29, 2021


On March 1, Governor Andy Beshear announced that indoor businesses that include restaurants and bars would be allowed to increase operation capacity to 60 percent.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the risk of COVID-19 spread increases in a restaurant or bar setting as interactions within six feet of others increase. 

As restaurants and bars continue operations, Metro Health and Wellness would like to remind these establishments and their employees to protect themselves due to your increased risk of COVID-19 spread. 

Metro Health and Wellness encourages all employees of these establishments to protect themselves and others by wearing masks, practicing six feet of distancing and getting vaccinated.

COVID vaccine supply has caught up with demand. There are now appointments available through our hospital partners at U of L Health, Norton Healthcare and many pharmacies. 

COVID-19 Vaccinations Are Up in District 7!


Way to Go District 7! We are one of the top districts in the county getting vaccinated!

The map on the right reflects percentage of the population who have received their first vaccine. The picture on the left represents those who have received both vaccines. Want to know more or dig into the data a little more?   Follow the link here: https://www.lojic.org/metro-covid-hub

News You Can Use


LG&E Account Past Due?


We might be able to help!

Visit http://www.louisvilleministries.org/

The Association of Community Ministries (ACM) and it’s 13 neighborhood based member organizations, in collaboration with Metro Government’s Office of Resilience and Community Services, are working to get millions of dollars in Metro COVID-19 Utility Relief Funds to our neighbors struggling with outstanding LG&E  account balances.

ACM has streamlined the intake process with a new centralized portal that allows Jefferson County applicants to pre-screen and apply for assistance by answering a few questions on a mobile device, computer, or tablet. A Community Ministries' representative will contact the applicant within a week to complete the process.

Very importantly, the Association of Community Ministries has worked with our partners at Metro Government to 1) Extend the time period of applicable past due balances covered to March 16, 2020 - March 3, 2021, and 2) Increase the maximum benefit from $500 to $1,000.

As a result, LG&E customers who have already received assistance through this program may be eligible to receive additional help up to the $1,000 threshold and are encouraged to reapply.

Find access to our LG&E assistance application here:


District 7 Metro Works News


During the week of March 22nd to March 26th Metro Public Works crew covered a lot of territory in and around District 7 to keep our streets and roadways clean. The following areas were cleaned in and around our district. The crew cleaned approximately 73.8 curb miles and collected 318 Bags, 15 Tires, and 87 other Items, which totaled 31,680 pounds of debris. Other items include everything from vehicle wreckage to illegally dumped items.

The following areas were cleaned in and around our district: 

  • Goose Creek Rd from Westport Rd – 7 Bags and 6 other items
  • Collins Ln from Westport Rd to 3666 Collins Ln- 7 Bags and 4             other Items
  • Westport Road to Chenoweth Ln to Washburn – 13 bags and 8            other items
  • Collins Lane to Old LaGrange Rd – 14 Bags, 4 tires, and 3 other         items
  • LaGrange Rd from Reamers Rd to 1-265 – 12 Bags and 5 other         items
  • Westport Rd from Washburn Ave to La Grange Rd- 48 Bags, 1           tire and 11 other Items
  • La Grange Rd from I-265 to N English Station Rd- 12 Bags and 6       other Items.

Thanks to the Metro Collaborative Work Crew for their hard work keeping our neighborhoods clean! We appreciate you!

#StopAsianHate Virtual Townhall


Join us on April 14 for a Virtual Town Hall on #StopAsianHate, presented by Asia Institute|Crane House, the Office for Globalization, and the World Affairs Council.

Panelists from the FBI, Louisville Human Rights Commission, ACLU and LMPD will join for a conversation on what our community can do to combat the rise in anti-Asian American sentiment. Asian community leaders will also be present to answer questions.

This program is sponsored by PNC and will be moderated by Xiao Yin Zhao, Executive Director of the World Affairs Council. Community support for this town hall is also provided by a broad coalition of community organizations.

Last Days to Purchase Kentucky Kingdom Pass


Kentucky Kingdom opens Saturday, May 8!  Get a summer full of fun when you buy a Kentucky Kingdom Season Pass for only $54.95.  With a season pass, you can enjoy 70 rides and attractions, including six world-class coasters and a family fun waterpark.  Plus, a season pass gibes you free parking, 20% off food and merchandise, $1 soft drinks, and so much more!  Hurry, this offer ends Sunday, April 4th at midnight.

Legal Aid Offers Services To Those In Need


Are you a survivor of domestic violence or sexual assault? Do you need legal help?

You may be eligible for a free lawyer. Legal Aid helps survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault with: 

  • protective orders
  • divorce
  • custody and visitation

To see if you qualify for free legal help call 1-800-292-1862 extension 3149 or visit their website here. For information about their other legal services such as eviction, bankruptcy,  government benefits, and more please contact them at the number above. If you qualify Legal Aid Services are always free! 

Places to Dine-In or Grab A Meal To Go For Easter


Looking for a great Easter Brunch or Meal To Go?  Check out the Courier Journal for the scoop. Enjoy their article on 15+ places to dine-in or grab a meal to-go for Easter around Louisville.  Click here to read the entire article. 

Volunteer As a CASA Advocate


Court Appointed Special Advocates or CASA trains and pairs volunteers to advocate for children in Family Court who have been abused and neglected. They serve children in Jefferson, Henry, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, and Trimble counties. There are over 3800 children in Family Court annually in these counties. CASA believes every one of those children needs at least one caring, consistent, adult to look out for their safety and nurture their self worth. That means 3800 volunteers! 

Do you have it in your heart to help out?  Then join the CASA Embrace a Child breakfast virtually on 4/8/2021 at 8AM , learn more about what they do and consider volunteering or donating to help this worthy organization and the children they support.  Register by clicking here.

$10,000 Arts Scholarship For Ages 16-22


The William Tolbert Whittenberg Scholarship for Performing Arts Excellence awards young artists up to $10,000 to pursue advanced study in the performing arts. The deadline to apply is April 30,2021.

Eligibility Requirements

- From the Greater Louisville region – Jefferson, Bullitt, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer Counties in Kentucky and Clark and Floyd Counties in Indiana.
- Between the ages of 16 and 22.
- Plan to pursue a professional career in the performing arts.

For more information click here. 

Help Needed To Collect Child Support


Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell released the office’s 2021 delinquent child support list Monday, with this year’s list including audited cases owing $3,000 or more each.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has affected us all in the last year,” O’Connell said. “The children of our community need support and care, now more than ever. That’s why my office continues to seek that parents meet their financial responsibility to the children of Jefferson County.”

This year’s list of 3,467 individuals can be found online at https://louisvilleky.gov/government/county-attorney/2021-delinquent-child-support-list. This year’s list shows more than $89 million in total arrearages owed.

“This list includes many who have completely disregarded their obligations to their children,” O’Connell said. “My staff works every day to connect kids with the child support they need and deserve. We need the community’s help to find the individuals on this list as the information you share could be life changing to child in need.”

Child support collection offers a strong return on investment of public dollars. For every $1 spent nationally, federal child support programs collect $5.06. That figure rises to $6.04 for every $1 spent in Kentucky.

Anyone with information that could help locate someone on the list should call the Jefferson County Attorney’s child support tip line at (502) 574-0821, go online to www.louisvilleky.gov/countyattorney or visit the office at 315 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.

Calendar of Events


Party For The Planet At The Zoo


The Louisville Zoo is celebrating the wonder of our planet with a month long celebration including special virtual activities and videos as well as discounts through the sponsorship of the LGE and EKU Foundation. 

Check out and participate in these great activities for young and old alike! For more information go to https://louisvillezoo.org/earth2021/ .

Breonna Taylor Exhibit Opens April 7 At The Speed


Promise, Witness, Remembrance at the Speed Art Museum, curated by Allison Glenn, reflects on the life of Breonna Taylor, her killing in 2020, and the year of protests that followed in Louisville and around the world. The exhibition is organized around the three words of its title, which emerged from a conversation between curator Allison Glenn and Tamika Palmer, mother of Breonna Taylor, during the exhibition’s planning.

The exhibit is free and open to the public but you will need to reserve a ticket.  Tickets may be reserved here.

Just 4 Fun!


Brain Teaser


Peter's father has five sons. The names of four sons are Fefe, Fifi, Fofo, and Fufu respectively.  What is the name of the fifth son?

This is a tricky one! Answer below. 

Peters' father has five son's and four of them have already been named. The fifth son is Peter himself! 

LMPD Crime Reports- District 7


Interactive Crime Map Available

Metro Louisville now has an interactive map that will allow you to see what is happening in your neighborhood as well as others across the city. The map updates daily and if you choose you can receive alerts for your area by subscribing using the red receive alerts button on the page.  Click here to try it out:.Interactive Map to Track Crime.



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Updates from the Governor


To view the Governors most recent updates on click here: https://kentucky.gov/Pages/Activity-stream.aspx?n=GovernorBeshear&prId=641



Metro 311





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




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!


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


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Click Here to:  View All Agencies

Kentucky General Assembly

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

Click here for more info.