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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Email Councilwoman McCraney


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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


Councilwoman McCraney is hosting Shakespeare in the Parks again this year. The date for the District 7 performance is Friday, April 23, 2021.  This date just happens to be Shakespeare's birthday!

According to tradition, the great English dramatist and poet William Shakespeare is born in Stratford-upon-Avon on April 23, 1564. It is impossible to be certain the exact day on which he was born, but church records show that he was baptized on April 26, and three days was a customary amount of time to wait before baptizing a newborn.*


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Alas, poor Shakespeare! 404 years ago, on April 23, 1616, the famous English playwright died at the age of 52. Did Shakespeare really die on the exact same calendar date that he was born? Maybe. Here’s why April 23 is the Bard’s birth and death day simultaneously.

Despite Shakespeare popping up in popular science fiction (he fought some aliens on Doctor Who and the Klingons claim he’s one of them in Star Trek), the reason Shakespeare’s death and birthday are conflated sadly has nothing to do with time travel or spaceships. Instead, it’s all about the fact that there just weren’t great records kept back in 1564. In his book Shakespeare: The World as Stage, Bill Bryson writes about the confusing birthday situation like this: “We don’t quite know when he was born…by tradition, it is agreed to be April 23, Saint George’s Day." 

The fact that Shakespeare’s death and birth are celebrated on the same day makes a lot of sense if you’re a hardcore fan of his writing. Endless conspiracy theories exist about how much of the famous plays were written by Shakespeare.  In fact, in 2016, one of Shakespeare’s contemporaries, Christopher Marlow, was retroactively given partial writing credit for three plays.  The point is, a lot of revisions and anachronisms is just part of loving Shakespeare.**

**Why Shakespeare's Birthday is Celebrated on the Same Day as His Death (inverse.com)


Public Notices




Meeting Date: April 19, 2021 | Time: 1:00 PM


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 - Click here 

Meeting Info: https://louisvilleky.gov/government/upcoming-public-meetings

Meeting Link:


Event Number: 160 953 2122
Event password: BOZA041921

Join by phone Call in from a mobile device (attendees only) +1-415-655-0001 US Toll

Access Code: 160 953 2122

Anyone wishing to speak in support, opposition, or as other for any case are encouraged to pre-register by completing the Public Hearing Speakers Request form available at the following link:
https://louisvilleky.gov/planning-design/forms/louisville-metro-planning-design-services-pu blic-hearing-speakers-request

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 the Planning And Design website 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.

Land Development Code Reform Open House


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.

LGE & KU Rate Increase Public Hearings


The Kentucky Public Service Commission will conduct three public meetings to provide information on and receive public comments regarding Louisville Gas & Electric and Kentucky Utilities rate cases (2020-00350 & 2020-00349). The meetings are being conducted virtually due to the continuing COVID-19 state of emergency. Each session will begin with a brief overview from PSC staff on the key elements in the case followed by public comments. 

Dates and Times: 

  • Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 1:00 p.m. 
  • Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 5:00 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 5:00 p.m.

All times are Eastern Daylight Time.

Anyone wishing to speak, please email psc.meeting@ky.gov to be placed on the list of speakers. Include your name, address, phone and email address.
Additional details on how to attend by either viewing or speaking during the virtual public meeting will be posted on the PSC web site. For more information, please visit: https://psc.ky.gov/home/pm.
Records in this case are available at psc.ky.gov. The case numbers are 2020-00349 (KU) and 2020-00350 (LG&E). 
The PSC is an independent agency attached for administrative purposes to the Energy and Environment Cabinet. It regulates more than 1,100  gas, water, sewer, electric and telecommunication utilities operating in Kentucky.  

Update From the Mayor


Give A Day at LouVax Recognizes Volunteer Efforts in Vaccinating Louisvillians

“This month, we’re celebrating volunteerism and compassion through Give A Day and we felt this was the ideal place to serve as the symbol of those traits in our city,” Mayor Fischer said. “Volunteers have been critical to this operation from the beginning. They helped make LouVax a national model, written up in the New York Times, and we’re here to acknowledge the incredible volunteers that have made LouVax such a success and who are playing a key role in helping us keep this virus at bay while we work to vaccinate Louisvillians.” - Mayor Greg Fischer

Mayor Fischer joined Dr. Sarah Moyer, Louisville’s Chief Health Strategist and Director of the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness at LouVax, the city’s mass vaccination site, to recognize volunteer efforts at LouVax during the city’s month-long Give A Day celebration.

Anyone interested in volunteering at LouVax, at any of the sites or on a mobile mission, can sign up here.  People interested in volunteering for one of many organizations and service projects for Give a Day can learn more here.

The Clean Collaborative


Mayor Greg Fischer and Public Works Director Vanessa Burns kicked off the city’s new Clean Collaborative initiative that will improve the community's overall cleanliness.

There are several ways for residents to get involved in this cleanliness effort.

  • Choose not to litter and make a commitment to always dispose of trash properly.
  • Understand litter laws in Louisville and pick up litter when it’s spotted.
  • Report a litterer online.
  • Organize a neighborhood cleanup with Brightside.
  • Only set out junk or bulk items during its scheduled set out period.

To learn more about the collaborative and how you can help, visit louisvilleky.gov/cleanlou. For residents who would like to track the crews’ daily progress, please visit the new  Interactive Data Dashboard launched this week. 

Update from the Governor


Photo Credit: Governor's Communication Office

On Wednesday, Gov. Andy Beshear joined legislative leaders from both parties to sign bipartisan legislation appropriating funds from the federal American Rescue Plan Act to create jobs, build better schools, expand broadband and invest in infrastructure, including clean drinking water. The Governor also signed House Bill 574, which expands voting opportunities in Kentucky.

“While points of friction often get more attention, it’s important to note that on this crucial matter – at this profoundly consequential moment in history – everyone put their politics aside and instead put their shoulders to the grindstone to get this done for our people,” Gov. Beshear said. “We consulted with one another, and everyone agreed the right thing to do right now is to capitalize on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to invest in our people and our future.”

Elected officials of both parties, including Senate President Robert Stivers, Senate Minority Leader Morgan McGarvey, House Minority Leader Joni Jenkins and Senate Majority Leader Julie Raque Adams, joined Gov. Beshear in the Capitol Rotunda for the bill signings.

Click here to see the entire Press Release which contains links to all of the bills.

Task Force On Unemployment Insurance Fraud


Gov. Andy Beshear signed an executive order creating the Kentucky Unemployment Insurance Fraud Detection and Prevention Task Force, which will coordinate between state and federal entities to detect, investigate, prosecute and prevent unemployment insurance fraud in Kentucky.

“Like many other states across the country, Kentucky has seen a surge in fraudulent unemployment insurance claims,” Gov. Beshear said. “This task force will bring together the needed resources to combat this scourge.”

During the current pandemic, the entire United States has seen an increase in fraudulent claims for unemployment insurance. To date more than $63 billion in fraudulent benefits has been paid nationwide. This fraud is complex and requires a multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional response. The implementation of the task force is designed to address the unique challenges presented.

Task force members appointed by the Governor include:

  • The commissioner of the Kentucky State Police;
  • The executive director of the Kentucky Department of Homeland Security;
  • The secretary of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet;
  • The state’s chief information officer; and
  • The executive director of the Kentucky Office of Unemployment Insurance (OUI).

Most recently, OUI announced Friday that it was stopping all claimants from making changes to the bank account information on file with the agency.

The move comes after OUI was made aware of claimants reporting unauthorized changes to their bank accounts in recent days. In this newest form, the fraudulent activity occurs when criminals exploit unsophisticated PIN numbers created by claimants, used in conjunction with publicly available information obtained from other sources on the Internet.

The agency will soon require new and existing claimants to create more complex PIN numbers. In addition, all new UI claimants will only be paid by paper check effective immediately.

System analysts keep a watchful eye on fraud and data breach attempts. They flag anomalies like repeat bank accounts, out of state banks, duplicate email addresses and multiple names using the same bank account.

Additionally, the U.S. Department of Labor launched a new website to educate the public about the growing problem of unemployment identity theft and provide reporting guidance for citizens in every state.

Unemployment Centers to Open

Gov. Andy Beshear and Labor Cabinet Secretary Larry L. Roberts announced that in-person unemployment insurance (UI) services will open April 15 at more than a dozen regional Kentucky Career Centers (KCCs).

KCC staff will be available for in-person assistance by appointment only. Kentuckians can now begin scheduling Monday through Friday appointments at kcc.ky.gov.

“When you combine years of painful staffing cuts, an out-of-date system designed to tell people no and the effects of a once-in-100-years pandemic – many Kentuckians have been unable to obtain benefits,” Gov. Beshear said. “In addition to taking many new actions to help Kentuckians in need, we are now making good on our promise to begin putting unemployment specialists back into the local career centers.”

When making and preparing for your appointment keep these instructions in mind. 

Special instructions

  • Anyone attending an appointment must wear a mask at all times.
  • Photo ID is required to enter a KCC building.
  • Temperatures will be taken before entering KCC buildings due to COVID-19.
  • Accommodations will not be made for those without appointments.
  • While staff make every effort to answer all questions during this appointment, UI specialists may not be able to provide a resolution during a single appointment. Some claims could require additional paperwork or take additional time to complete. An additional appointment will not be necessary.

For more information on the openings, locations, and how to make an appointment please click here

Request For Federal Declaration on Flooding

Gov. Andy Beshear submitted a request to President Joe Biden asking that a Major Disaster Declaration be issued for some of the worst flooding in Kentucky history, after unprecedented rainfall led to flash flooding, mudslides and landslides across the commonwealth.

From Feb. 26 to March 1, Kentucky experienced more than seven inches of rain in four Southcentral and Southeastern Kentucky counties. Flooding occurred on the Green, Kentucky, Licking, Ohio, Red and Mississippi rivers.

Residents with questions or additional reports of flood damage should contact their local county emergency management agency. For more detail the entire announcement can be seen here. 

Vaccine Updates


Locate All Vaccination Sites


For a full listing of vaccine locations and options, click here.

Ages 16 and Up are Eligible For Vaccines


Governor Beshear announced that 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. 

U of L Health Expanding Access to Vaccinations


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. Sign up for an appointment by clicking here.

Covid-19 Updates


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Dr. Sarah Moyer, reported that April's COVID cases, hospitalizations and deaths in Louisville are on a steady decline, placing the city firmly in the alert level orange. She praised residents and community members for their efforts in following the safety measures by getting vaccinated, wearing masks, social distancing and washing their hands. Dr. Moyer added that these efforts are essential in helping curb the spread of the virus.

On Monday, vaccine eligibility expanded to include anyone over the age of 16. Individuals looking for a vaccine appointment can visit the health department’s website at www.louisvilleky.gov/covid19 for a list of vaccine providers with available appointments and phone numbers to call if anyone needs assistance to schedule. They can also call the LOU HEALTH COVID-19 Helpline at 502-912-8598.

There were 624 new cases over the previous week. Here are the key COVID-19 data metrics for the week of April 5, 2021:

Hospitalization Data:

  • 5.7% of patients currently hospitalized have COVID-19.
  • 22 patients in ICU with COVID-19 as of April 6, compared to 19 the week prior.
  • 11 COVID-19 patients on ventilators as of April 6, compared to 12 last week.
  • 438,034 total vaccine doses given in Metro Louisville since December.
  • 35% of Louisville residents have received at least one dose of vaccine and 18.5% have completed the vaccine series

First Responder Data
Currently, 14 members of LMPD, Louisville Fire, Metro EMS, Metro Corrections and the Sheriff’s Office are off-duty due to COVID-19:
• 6 are off with positive tests and in self-isolation
• 4 are off and quarantined due to exposure to someone who tested positive
• 4 are off with symptoms, pending test results

Positive test numbers for first responders/public safety since the incident began:
• 559 positive tests
• 553 have fully recovered and returned to duty

Metro Corrections Inmate Data:
Total Tested: 7,078
Total Positive: 414
Total Recovered: 409
Total currently under medical isolation: 5
Total tests pending: 0

View this week’s COVID-19 briefing with city officials here.. The city’s COVID-19 data dashboard, a complete list of COVID-19 testing sites, vaccine information, prevention and contact tracing can be found at here. The LOU HEALTH COVID19 Helpline is also available: 502- 912-8598

COVID-19 Cases in the Commonwealth

On Wednesday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced 1,028 new COVID-19 cases. Of those, 300 are from Monday and Tuesday, but could not be confirmed and announced until Wednesday due to a technical issue on the reporting platform.

“Today’s case report reminds us that even though we’ve come so far in the fight against COVID-19, this isn’t over yet,” said Gov. Beshear. “Please, if you’re 16 or older, get vaccinated. Keep masking up in public spaces even if you have been vaccinated. None of us want to throw away our progress.”

Case Information
As of 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 7th, Gov. Beshear reported the following COVID-19 numbers:

• New cases: 1,028*

• New deaths: 10

• New audit deaths: 4

• Positivity rate: 2.87%

• Total deaths: 6,198

• Currently hospitalized: 383

• Currently in ICU: 112

• Currently on ventilator: 66

Top counties with the most positive cases as of April 7th: Jefferson, Fayette, Laurel and Warren. Each county reported at least 34 new cases.

To see a list of those reported lost to the virus today, click here.

News You Can Use


Out of A Job? FutureLou Is Here To Help


COVID-19 has caused staggering job losses in our community. The future feels uncertain for many of us. 

But the long-term trend is clear:  Louisville will have a shortage of local talent with the skills needed to fill the new jobs of our digital future.

The Louisville Future of Work Initiative (FutureLou) is a partnership between Microsoft and Louisville Metro Government focused on increasing economic opportunity and equity by enabling Louisville to become a regional hub and center for excellence in Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, and Data Science. 

As an immediate response to COVID-19, we are bringing free programs to Louisville residents to build valuable skills and credentials in specific, employer-vetted digital career tracks, including, data analyticsdigital marketingsoftware engineering, and user experience design.  

All programs are conducted virtually, so you can learn in the safety and comfort of your own home. 


These programs are intended for Kentuckiana folks who are interested in exploring new career options or gaining new skills for the data economy.  These skills can lead to high-paying jobs in a variety of fields.  There is something for EVERYONE, and the technology field NEEDS YOU.    

We know that the field of computer science is lacking in diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we are trying to change that.  Come on and check it out! 


Self-led online programs are free.  

Instructor-led programs and workshops may have a cap on participation.  


You may participate in as many self-led, online programs as you like.  

However, we will limit enrollments in multiple instructor-led programs to ensure more people can participate.  


We cannot guarantee a job as a result of completing programs offered through this initiative.

 For more information or to apply go to https://www.futurelou.com/.

ZooPoopyDoo Compost Available


Get your garden ready with high quality ZooPoopyDoo compost from The Louisville Zoo!

Sale Dates
April 17, 24
May 1 & 15
Time: 7:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Cost:  $40 per scoop

Scoop Guidelines:
•   17.8 cubic feet per scoop
•   Small pick-up truck (Ford Ranger): 1-2 scoops
•   Full size pick-up (Ford F-150): 2-4 scoops
•   Trailer: depends on size (4×8 is typically 1 scoop, 6×12 – 2 scoops)

Additional Information:
•   You must purchase ZooPoopyDoo online and bring receipt to Zoo (print out or on phone)
•   Products will be loaded into your vehicle in the Zoo’s Bus parking lot.
•   Only open-top trucks beds and trailers will be loaded.

Click Here To Order Online.

Cherokee Park Loop Survey Results


The full results of the Cherokee Park Loop Road survey that was collected from 3/13/21 – 3/19/21 and materials from the 4/6 public meeting hosted online may be found online here. 

District 7 Metro Works News


During the week of March 29th to April 3rd Metro Public Works crew covered a lot of territory  to keep our Jefferson County area streets and roadways clean.  The crew cleaned approximately 125.6 curb miles and collected 568 Bags, 170 Tires, and 117 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: 

- Washburn Avenue from Westport Rd to New La Grange Rd - 3  bags, 1 tire, and 1 other item.

- N Hurstbourne Parkway from Whipps Mill Rd to Shelbyville Rd - 12 bags, 1 tire, an 4 other items.

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

To learn more about the collaborative and how you can help, visit louisvilleky.gov/cleanlou. For residents who would like to track the crews’ daily progress, please visit the Interactive Data Dashboard

Louisvilleky.gov User Survey


The Metro Office of Civic Innovation and Technology has developed a short survey to get your input on how you interact with the Louisville Metro Government website and what improvements can be made. 

If you have not visited the website, please click here (surveyto navigate your way around to discover all the things you can do and find out about on the website, from registering a business, licensing your pet, accessing an ordinance or resolution passed by Metro Council to reporting a pothole and other concerns.  

Please take the time to fill out the survey to voice your opinion.  The survey will close April 23.   

Infield Tickets For Oaks and Derby Available


Churchill Downs has announced that a  limited number of  infield tickets for the Longines Kentucky Oaks and the Woodford Reserves Kentucky Derby went on sale beginning Wednesday April 7.  The number of general tickets to be sold will be 15,000.  Prices will increase the closer we get to Derby Weekend. The tickets do not include access to the front side of Churchill Downs.

Purchase deadlines and prices are listed below. 

Derby Day infield-only:

  • $75 if purchased prior to April 18;
  • $80 if purchased between April 19-30;
  • $85 if purchased on Kentucky Derby Day.

Oaks Day infield:

  • $55 if purchased prior to April 18;
  • $60 if purchased between April 19-29;
  • $65 if purchased on Kentucky Oaks Day.
Two-day infield-only Oaks and Derby days will sell for $120 if purchased prior to April 18 or $135 if purchased between April 19-29.

An official program included with all tickets.

For more information or to buy your tickets click here.

Color the Jockey's Silks 2021


Kentucky Derby 2021 is almost here, and to celebrate, The Courier Journal is launching its annual Color the Jockey Silks competition, sponsored by COIT Cleaning & Restoration.

That means it's time to haul out the paint, crayons, pens, beads, feathers, glitter, sequins and glue to put your mark on the most creative Kentucky Derby jockey silks. 

Four artists will win $100 each from The Courier Journal, and many more will see their creations featured on courierjournal.com and in The Courier Journal on April 30.

Ready to enter? Check out the details here!  Good luck!

Free Recycling Disposal Event


Small Business Opportunity with Louisville Water


Louisville Water’s Small Business Equity (SBE) program promotes economic opportunity in the Louisville market area and recognizes the importance of small businesses.  We encourage small businesses to apply to be a qualified Louisville Water SBE program member. For more information on the requirements and how to apply, sign up for our virtual information workshops. 

Louisville Water is committed to reflecting the various demographics of our customer base in our spending. We want to increase the number of small, minority-owned, and women-owned businesses in our purchasing network.

SBE program members will enjoy a few benefits:

  • Only Louisville Water SBE program members can bid on certain Louisville Water projects, and Louisville Water will determine what those projects are.
  • The SBE program generally includes bidding on construction, professional services, or general services contracts for more than $30,000 but less than $250,000 (this is commonly referred to as a sheltered market program).
  • The opportunity to work with Louisville Water on projects that are less than $30,000. In this case, bids are not required, and Louisville Water employees can work directly with SBE program members.
  • The opportunity to participate in large-scale projects. SBE program members may participate in all Louisville Water bid opportunities where they meet the requirements as indicated in the bid.  

 Apply today to be an SBE Program Member.

 Click here for more information.

Springtime Tips To Boost Your Fall Landscape


The Waterfront Botanical Gardens is offering a Zoom Workshop with Instructor Jaime Burghardt on what you can do in the spring to boost your garden in the fall and winter. The class will be held:

Date: Thursday, Apr. 15

Time: 7 - 8:30PM

Price: Workshop $14 | $9 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount)

Louisville  had a brutal winter – both weather-wise and socially. While the snow and ice blanketed your garden and you looked out the windows, did your garden look as pleasant and beautiful as it could?

It’s easy to quickly make a garden look terrific from April to June, but sadly the delights in a fall and winter garden are forgotten. Learn which plants to seek out this spring (when they are available in the nurseries) that will boost the aesthetic and psychological appeal of your garden from mid-October to early March.

From fall-blooming perennials, to fall foliage and bark textures, plant forms and the use of evergreens, as well as acquiring bulbs that will bloom at the end of winter – be on the lookout for things you can buy and add to your garden NOW.

We’ll also talk about garden maintenance timing so your winter garden isn’t so bleak if we don’t get snow.

Participants will receive an email with the ZOOM join link in the afternoon the day before the program.

Register Here

FREE Home Repair


Earth Month Partnership


As a major contributor of the area’s effort to reduce the need for or use of single-use plastics, Louisville Water Company is bringing attention to Earth Day with a month-long celebration. 

Throughout April, Louisville Water will leverage WHAS 11 Kentucky Derby Festival’s exclusive coverage to highlight a series of segments that cover topics ranging from Louisville Water’s award-winning Louisville pure tap®, the value of access to clean, high-quality water, and how community partners are making a big impact. The company will also feature a variety of digital content and social media giveaways as well as pop-up reusable bottle giveaways locations as part of the celebration. In addition to this programming, this Earth Day, Louisville Water will announce the total number of plastic bottles that the community has saved from the landfill since the inception of bottle-refill stations at partner locations -think millions!

For more information click here.

Calendar of Events


Ken-Ducky Derby


Children and Housing Insecurity Webinar


Please join the  Metropolitan Housing Coalition, League of Women Voters of Louisville, AARP Kentucky, and the Louisville Human Relations Commission on Monday, April 12, 2021 at 5:30 PM for a discussion regarding the long-term impacts of housing insecurity on child and family wellbeing in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The title of the webinar is:  Our Children are in Jeopardy: The Long Shadow of Housing Insecurity.

Moderator:  Tara Bassett

Opening Speaker: Senator Gerald Neal (District 33)

Panelists will be:

  • Sarah Ehresman, KentuckianaWorks
  • Terry Brooks, Kentucky Youth Advocates
  • Rachel Anger, LMG Human Relations Commission
  • Rev. Jamesetta Ferguson, St Peters UCC
  • Shameka Shaw, Impacted Resident and Founder of Broken Hearted Home Renters Association
  • Margie Charasika, LWV of Louisville

The Zoom Link will be sent after you register here.

"In Their Shoes" Virtual Workshop


A revolutionary community education tool, In Their Shoes is an interactive activity designed for educating a broad range of professional groups about the dynamics of intimate partner violence (IPV). This role-playing activity has been adapted for a webinar format and allows participants to virtually move through the experiences of a victim/survivor of intimate partner violence. Participants will leave with concrete knowledge and resources to support those who are experiencing intimate partner violence.  


Thursday, April 22nd 3:00p.m.- 4:30p.m. Eastern Time (EDT)


• Learn about the social and emotional dynamics of abuse

• Build an understanding of the complex issues in relationships

• Identify the types and warning signs of abuse

• Explore resources available to support those experiencing partner violence.

To allow for audience participation, registration for this session is limited. 

Reserve a seat today!

"Second Chance" Virtual Conference


WHO: For anyone who needs a second chance + businesses and service providers interested in supporting the second-chance population

WHAT: A conference detailing reentry efforts, job workshops, expungement services and more

WHERE: Online (Zoom link to be sent at a later date)

WHEN: April 28 | 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. EST

WHY: Goodwill motto is “A hand up, not a handout.” April is Second Chance Month, and we believe in the power of second chances!

For more information, contact Community Engagement Coordinator Ben Haydon at ben.haydon@goodwillky.org or (859) 327-0445.

To get more information or to register click here

Just 4 Fun!




If your microwave is smelling less than fresh, there's a simple way to get it clean and odor-free without using harsh chemicals.  Just place a bowl of vinegar in the microwave for around five minutes and simply wipe it afterwards.


When your toilet bowl is in dire need of a good clean, grab your mouthwash instead of heading to the store to pick up yet another expensive and unnecessary cleaning product. Simply pour a capful of the stuff into your toilet bowl and let it sit for half an hour. When you're ready to give the bowl a scrub, any grime will come off easily.


Is that mess from dinner not budging from your pan?  Fill it with hot water, drop in an Alka-Seltzer tablet, and let it sit. In about 15 minutes, that mess should wipe up easily.

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



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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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Kentucky General Assembly

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

Click here for more info.