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


Sunday, May 9th

In this Issue...


Message From McCraney

Hello Neighbors and Friends,

Today's message is from one of our neighbors - District 7 resident Chandra Gordon. Ms. Gordon reached out to me one day and shared her heart about some of the issues facing our community. I enjoyed our conversation and thanked her for being her authentic self. Chandra is the Executive Director of the Library Foundation and I respect her voice and perspective. More importantly, Chandra is a constituent. I value the voices of all District 7 residents and invite you, as you know, to contact me anytime. 

Chandra's message speaks to having honest conversations, and she extends an invitation at the end of her message for us to do just that.  I welcome the civil discourse.  Here now is Chandra's message:

The past year has been tough. The issues our country and our community have faced over these many months have been the result of a history that at times seems insurmountable and a pandemic that is unprecedented. At a local and a personal level, we confront seemingly impossible obstacles to a more inclusive, equitable, and compassionate place.

I can’t imagine what shepherding a community through times like these is like. After hearing some other Metro Councilmembers urge communication, I called Councilwoman McCraney (Paula) to ask how she was doing and how I could support her. She told me to use my voice. She didn’t ask me to go for a walk (we’re neighbors) or host a gathering where she could do the speaking like I assumed she would. She challenged me to do something myself.  I said yes, but I have to admit that it has been a hard challenge to fulfill and I have been slow in doing it.

I want to stop there for a moment, because I think this is an important piece of my communication to you - it has been a hard challenge to fulfill and I’ve been slow in doing it. Not because it was hard for me to know my thoughts or convictions, but because to share them with you, my unknown neighbors, makes me vulnerable. I’m not standing in a large crowd of like-minded folk or at an intimate get-together with friends, I’m talking to many people I don’t know. And there are tough subjects we need to talk about - health inequity, sexism, educational access, classism, and racism are a few that come to mind.  And I’m talking to people whose views on these subjects may be completely contrary to mine. People who can and will judge what I say. And I have to admit, I care about that.  So it’s really easy not to say anything.  No one has an expectation that I will speak, so being quiet is a simple choice.

Silence is also a dangerous choice. Giving into uncertainly and discomfort, staying silent, may be easy, but it also assures that the evils of this world go unchallenged. I asked Paula how I could be supportive, and she told me. Her request is pretty darn straight forward, and acting on it is certainly not harder than what Paula has to do every single day that she responds to her constituents. It’s not any harder than what our community has endured over this past year. But how do we talk to each other about issues that many of us don’t even fully appreciate as issues? Especially when one of the things we need to talk about is racism.

Some of you may understand what I’m saying, but for others, I’d like to share this story from David Foster Wallace:

There are two young fish swimming along who happen to meet an older fish. The older fish nods at them and says:

‘Morning boys, how’s the water?’

The two young fish swim on for a bit and then eventually one of them looks over at the other and asks:

‘What the hell is water?’

I think that’s how many of us see – or more accurately, don’t see - systemic racism in our country. We can identify and condemn racism that is violent and abrupt. That racism - though sadly still a part of our lives - for most of us, is unacceptable. But systemic racism, the kind that destroys communities and keeps families in poverty, that kind is so pervasive and embedded in our culture that we have a hard time identifying it. But it’s there and our black and brown brothers and sisters have asked for years that the white community recognize it and confront it. Because the fact is, white folks are the only ones who can confront it. But if we don’t even see the “water”, how can we address the issues?

I’m drowning with the rest of you, but I am trying to get some perspective. This year I’ve mostly done this through reading. And I am heartened to report that my perspective has evolved. I have a deeper understanding of our shared history and the outcomes wrought by it better than I ever did before. For me this understanding necessitates change.

I believe that change starts with communication. I want real conversation. I want to engage in dialogue with others. Folks who are willing to make mistakes in an effort to be better and who then support one another in that imperfect effort. Perhaps you want a conversation as well. Maybe you want to talk and aren’t comfortable with the subject. You may have been burned by saying the “wrong” thing or asking questions the “wrong” way.

We are consistently asked to use our voice, but if we don’t even feel like we know what we’re talking about or how to talk about it, we often remain silent. The comfort here is that many, many folks have traveled this road before us. You don’t have to learn on Facebook or Twitter.  We can learn from each other. If you’d like to join me, I suggest a Book Club of sorts. Let’s read a book and discuss. A good friend of mine who works in this space suggested Caste by Isabel Wilkerson as a good place to start. If you would like to read and join in a discussion, please email me at:  booksandblather@gmail.com and I’ll provide some details.

It took me a long time to write this to you. But to communicate, we’ve got to start using our voices, practicing the words and phrases that need to be said. It is hard to step out of a comfort zone and ask others, folks you don’t know, to join you. Please come along with me.




Chandra Gordon

Executive Director,

The Library Foundation

District 7 Resident





Public Notices


Modified Conditional Use Permit



You are invited to attend a review of a MODIFIED CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT to allow a continuum of care for independent living cottages operated in conjunction with an existing assisted living facility.

Subject Property: 1704 The Meadow Road
Case Number: 20-MCUP-0016
Case Manager: Rachel Mandell (Rachel.Mandell@louisvilleky.gov)

Application Date: November 23rd, 2020
Meeting Type: Board of Zoning Adjustment
Meeting Date: MONDAY, May 3rd, 2021
Time: Meeting will begin at 1:00 PM and continue until all cases are heard

If you wish to submit comments on this case, please submit comments (in writing) to the case manager by 5:00 P.M. Friday, April 30th, 2021
or visit http://www.louisvilleky.gov/government/planning-design for:
•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.

Variance and Waiver Hearing


You are invited to attend a review for Variances and Waivers.

Subject Property: 4948 US Highway 42

Case Number: 21-VARIANCE-0035 / 20-WAIVER-0043/ 20-WAIVER-0045

Case Manager: Molly Clark (Molly.Cark@louisvilleky.gov)

Meeting Type: Board Of Zoning Adjustment

Meeting Date: Monday, May 3, 2021

Time: Meeting will begin at 1:00 PM and continue until all cases are heard.

Location: Online meeting:


If you do not have internet access please call 502-574-6230 to find out how to connect to the meeting by telephone. 

If you wish to speak please complete a speaker record form or contact the case manager in advance of the meeting. The record form can be found at the website provided above. 

If you wish to submit comments please do so by 5:00 PM Friday, April 30, 2021. 

Visit https://louisvilleky.gov/government/planning-design for:

  • Meeting agenda and staff report
  • More information on the zoning process
  • Public Comment Opportunities

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

Persons who desire special accommodations should contact the Planning Commission Office at (502) 574-6230 at least one week prior to the meeting. TDD users please use the RelayService, 1-800-648-6056.

To District 7 Residents


Update From the Mayor


LouVax Celebrates 100,000 Vaccinations


Mayor Fischer and Louisville Metro Public Health & Wellness leaders on Tuesday celebrated the 100,000th vaccination at the LouVax Broadbent site and discussed the ongoing efforts to use mobile vaccine missions throughout Louisville where residents live and work. Watch.

The Mayor and Public Health leaders again noted that vaccines are safe and powerful tools to stop COVID-19 infections and are widely available throughout the community. Residents who are 16 or older can learn more about getting their shot at louisvilleky.gov/covid19.

Mayor appoints Matt Golden as Chief of Public Services


Mayor Greg Fischer has announced the appointment of Matt Golden as Louisville Metro’s new Chief of Public Services.

Golden will initially oversee Emergency Services, Corrections, and Louisville Fire, while transitioning from a legal advisor role with Louisville Metro Police Department. He’ll later take on additional Public Service agencies and responsibilities.

Golden will start on Monday, May 3rd, replacing Amy Hess, who is leaving to spend more time with her family. Hess was initially hired as Public Services director and in May 2020, Mayor Fischer asked her to oversee all the city’s Public Safety agencies. Golden’s hiring restores the Public Services structure in place before that. 

Click here to read the entire press release.

Department of Justice Investigation


On Monday, April 26th  the Mayor addressed the announcement of a Department of Justice pattern or practice investigation into the Louisville Metro Police Department. “The recommendations of this DOJ review will help us continue to pursue our efforts toward being the best police department in America and producing a safer, more equitable city, for all our residents,” he said. Read the Mayor’s statement.

Compassion in Action


Mayor Fischer thanks everyone who has participated in the Give A Day month of service, including Random Acts of Kindness volunteers who on Wednesday helped build a pantry at the Boys & Girls Club in Newburg.

Learn more about Give A Day at mygiveaday.com.

Eviction Assistance Ordinance Signed Into Law


On Wednesday, the Mayor signed into law an ordinance providing free legal services for people in need of support while facing eviction.

In announcing the signing, Mayor Fischer thanked Councilwoman Cassie Chambers Armstrong and her Metro Council colleagues, and President Biden and Congress for American Rescue Plan funding.

See the full announcement here. 

Petco Awards LMAS $20,000 For Life Saving Work


Louisville Metro Animal Services (LMAS) announces it will use a $20,000 grant awarded by the non-profit Petco Love to continue its life-saving efforts by offering medical vouchers for spay-neuter services.

Spaying and neutering pets in our community is a key component to reducing the stray pet population and preventing shelter overcrowding.  Grants provide additional funding so LMAS can offer spay-neuter vouchers for pets that are not currently being cared for at the shelter, which contributed to LMAS not euthanizing any animals for lack of time or space in 2020, for the fourth consecutive year.

Spay-neuter vouchers cover up to $100 of the cost to have the procedure done at a local veterinary clinic or hospital.  Jefferson County pet owners who need assistance providing medical care, food or shelter for their pet is encouraged to visit the intake office at the LMAS Shelter, located at 3528 Newburg Road. The shelter is open Monday-Saturday from 12-6pm. To contact the intake office, send an email to animals@louisvilleky.gov or call 502-473-PETS.

For more information about LMAS, visit:


For more on the Petco Love, visit www.petcofoundation.org and join the conversation on FacebookTwitter and Instagram by using the hashtag #PetcoFamily.

Update from the Governor


House Foods Bringing New Jobs To Louisville

Gov. Andy Beshear announced tofu producer House Foods America Corp. plans to locate its first Kentucky facility in Louisville Riverport Authority’s Phase 5 development with a $146.3 million investment that will create 109 full-time jobs.

House Foods plans to construct a 350,000-square-foot facility on 30 acres in southwest Louisville to produce tofu using 100% U.S. grown, non-GMO soybeans and other food products for customers throughout the U.S. Jobs created through the project will include plant machine operators, production workers, engineers, R&D staff, logistics and administrative positions. Work on the project is expected to begin in 2022 and be completed by 2025.

To encourage the investment and job growth in the community, the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA) on Thursday preliminarily approved a 10-year incentive agreement with the company under the Kentucky Business Investment program. The performance-based agreement can provide up to $2 million in tax incentives based on the company’s investment of $146.3 million and annual targets of:

  • Creation and maintenance of 109 Kentucky-resident, full-time jobs across 10 years; and
  • Paying an average hourly wage of $26.87 including benefits across those jobs.

To read the entire press release please click here.

For more information on House Foods, visit House-Foods.com.

President Biden Approves Disaster Declaration

Nelson County MArch 2021

Flooding in Nelson County, March 2021

Following Gov. Beshear’s request, President Joe Biden granted a Major Disaster Declaration for the Commonwealth of Kentucky Friday, April 23, which included nine counties, to help individuals and communities recover from severe storms, flooding and mudslides that occurred Feb. 27-March 14. The Governor requested federal funding to assist 26 more counties severely impacted by flooding. To learn more, see the full release.

Vaccine Updates


Vaccine Updates from The Governor

Kentuckians vaccinated (have received at least one dose): 1,751,541

More Information
To see all vaccination sites and free transportation options to and from vaccination appointments, visit vaccine.ky.gov. To see a list of vaccination sites that have openings this week, visit vaccinemap.ky.gov. If Kentuckians have questions, they should call the state’s COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline, 855-598-2246 or TTY 855-326-4654 (for deaf or hard-of-hearing Kentuckians).

Covid-19 Updates


Metro Louisville COVID-19 Statistics


Here are the key COVID-19 data metrics for the week of April 26, 2021:

  • There were 599 new cases over the previous week.
  • Hospitalization data:
    • 5.6% of patients currently hospitalized have COVID-19.
    • 27 patients in ICU with COVID-19 as of April 27, compared to 22 the week prior.
    • 16 COVID-19 patients on ventilators as of April 27, compared to 11 last week.
    • 615,653 total vaccine doses given in Metro Louisville since December.
    • 44.5% of Louisville residents have received at least one dose of vaccine and 31.6% have completed the vaccine series

First Responder Data

Currently, seven members of LMPD, Louisville Fire, Metro EMS, Metro Corrections and the Sheriff’s Office are off-duty due to COVID-19:

  • 5 are off with positive tests and in self-isolation
  • 1 is off and quarantined due to exposure to someone who tested positive
  • 1 is off with symptoms, pending test results

Positive test numbers for first responders/public safety since the incident began:

  • 561 positive tests
  • 556 have fully recovered and returned to duty

Metro Corrections inmate data:

Total Tested: 7,479

Total Positive: 414

Total Recovered: 414

Total currently under medical isolation: 0

Total tests pending: 0

Kentucky COVID-19 Statistics

Case Information
As of 4 p.m. Thursday, April 29, Gov. Beshear reported the following COVID-19 numbers:

New cases : 796
Positivity rate: 3.12%

For more information on cases and hospital capacity, see the full daily COVID-19 report. To see a list of those reported lost to the virus today, click here.

To view the full daily reportincidence rate map, information on testing locationsvaccinescontact tracingschool reports and guidanceguidance for health care providers and the White House Coronavirus Task Force reports for Kentucky and more, visit kycovid19.ky.gov.

News You Can Use


Health Insurance Enrollment Extended


You can enroll in or change plans due to the COVID-19 emergency through August 15, or see if you qualify for Medicaid or CHIP.  Visit Healthcare.gov for more information  about enrolling and/or changing plans.   

Why enroll or change plans now?  Costs have been lowered. Make sure you get the best option for you!

If you need assistance in determining the best option for you here in Kentucky get help by visiting  KYnect or calling toll free 1-855-306-8957. 

Roof Rebate Program


Cool Roof Rebate Funds Available. Click here for additional information: https://louisvilleky.gov/government/sustainability/cool-roof-incentive-program

Private Lead Lines


Lead can become a potential risk for drinking water in those homes that have a private lead service line or lead pipes. Older homes (those typically built before 1950) may have lead service lines on the customer's property that connect to Louisville Water's lines. Those water lines are the homeowner's responsibility.  

Louisville Water has a three-part plan in managing potential risks with lead from private lines:

  • Proactive customer education
  • Providing information on our private lead service line replacement program
  • Maintaining excellent water quality with corrosion control and continual research 

If you have any concerns regarding lead in your drinking water, we'll test your water for free. Ask us today to send you a water quality test kit (or call 502.569.0897).

Louisville Water has removed all known public lead service lines. Now we want to help you determine if there’s a lead line on your property. If there is, we can help. Use the Private Service Line Lookup tool to see if we have information for your property.

Downspout Disconnection Program


Water from falling rain and melting snow is usually absorbed into the ground or flows into nearby creeks and streams through natural drainage paths and specialized stormwater systems. However, serious problems can occur when stormwater drains directly into the system intended for wastewater from dishwashers, sinks, showers, toilets and tubs.

You can help by minimizing the amount of rainwater entering our community’s wastewater system. MSD offers several free programs to help you modify and correct improperly installed drainage connections through one of our most popular programs, the Downspout Disconnection Program. By signing up for this program, you can receive a one-time incentive of $100 for each downspout disconnected from the wastewater system on your property.

Here’s how it works:

1. Eligibility for this program is easy--just contact MSD to arrange for an inspection of your home’s downspout connections, prior to the initiation of any work.

2. We will visit your home to inspect each downspout and determine your eligibility.

3. We will work with you to determine the most appropriate alternative for downspout drainage. Alternatives can include installation of one or more, or a combination of the following: rain barrels, piping away from your house, a French drain—or the most popular alternative, a simple turnout with a splash block. 

4. Then disconnect the approved downspouts and install the most appropriate alternative.

5. We will follow up to inspect and verify that downspouts have been disconnected and that appropriate alternatives have been installed.

6. Finally, apply for your $100 per downspout reimbursement.

For details and information about how your home can benefit from the MSD Downspout Disconnection Program, please contact MSD Customer Relations.

Phone: 502.540.6000
Email: CustomerRelations@LouisvilleMSD.org

Get a copy of our Downspout Disconnection Brochure!

Free Lunches Until End of School Year


"JCPS is committed to providing healthy meals to all students 18 years and younger in our community,” said Julia Bauscher, JCPS Nutrition Services executive administrator.  “We’re proud to have served more than 8.5 million meals and snacks to children since schools were shuttered in March, and we will continue providing meals at the curbside, as well as offering safe, nutritious meals in school for those choosing to return to in-person instruction.” 

Bauscher added that for the rest of the current school year, all students at all JCPS schools will receive meals at no charge.

After Spring Break, curbside meal service  moved to Saturdays from 10 a.m. -1 p.m. at the following sites, beginning Saturday, April 10and continuing through May 22, with the exception of Derby Day, on May 1.  In lieu of that, sites will be open Oaks Day, Friday, April 30. 

For students attending classes in school buildings, meals will also look different.  The process will vary from site to site depending on each school’s plan.  In general, in the morning, instead of waiting in a line for breakfast, students will pick up pre-packaged food items as they enter the building. And at lunch time, students will go through the cafeteria line, and eat their meals socially distanced in the cafeteria, outside, or in another areas of the school.

Summer meal service will be provided once school ends for the year.  The USDA has also announced that it  is extending its free meals program to all children through Summer 2021 due to the pandemic. 

To stay up to date with the program click here.

JCPS Offering Summer Learning Pre-K through Seniors

summer learning

JCPS has learning opportunities for every student this summer for Pre-K through Seniors in high school. Signups will be available in the coming weeks. Camp-style programs that will get kids engaged in learning are being offered and will provide several hours per day of math and reading instruction as well. Some programming will be available online for families who choose that option, but we are committed to providing quality, in-person learning. Learn more here

In Person Graduation For JCPS


JCPS seniors will celebrate graduation with in-person ceremonies for the first time since 2019.

Superintendent Dr. Marty Pollio recommended graduations for the Class of 2021 be held May 27-29 at a JCPS school or facility with a controlled entrance and limited capacity. The commencement exercises will follow all current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) health and safety guidelines, including mask wearing and social distancing.

Under the approved plan:

  • Schools will hold ceremonies on their football field. Schools that do not have outside stadiums (J. Graham Brown School, Liberty High School, Phoenix School of Discovery, Georgia Chaffee Teenage Parent Program and Jefferson County High School) will use the facility at Doss High School or Fairdale High School.
  • The graduating class for each school will be divided into groups appropriately sized to meet the current CDC/KDE guidelines and venue/stadium capacity.
  • Schools may have multiple ceremonies, depending on the number of groups of graduates in the class.  
  • Each graduate will receive an allotted number of admission tickets to distribute to family members. The total number of tickets will be based on current CDC/KDE guidelines for outside stadium bleacher-style seating.
  • June 1 is set as a rain make-up date.

Individual schools will determine if and how they recognize seniors from the Class of 2020.

For information about number of guests, CDC precautions for COVID click here.

Free Water For Refillable Bottles At Louisville City FC


Louisville City FC and Louisville Water Company are partnering to allow soccer fans to bring reusable water bottles to games for the 2021 season. Attendees can use one of Louisville Water’s three bottle-refill stations located in the East, West, and Southern concourses of Lynn Family Stadium to fill up for free and stay hydrated during games. Each station has a different hydration message, and provides the same great-tasting, high-quality drinking water customers enjoy all over the city.

Tune In To Louisville Parks Podcast " Park It Here"


Do you love Podcasts?  Do you love nature and our Louisville Parks?  You might want to check out "Park It Here", the Podcast from Louisville Parks and Recreation. 

Park It Here - Louisville Parks and Recreation Podcast has been selected by Feedspot Blog Reader as one of the Top 10 Parks and Recreation Podcasts on the web.

Now available for listening on SoundCloud and Apple Podcasts..  Want more information?  Click Here.

Louisville Parks Volunteer Calendar


Ready to get started? Join us for an online volunteer orientation! Learn about what volunteers do, ask questions, and learn how to get involved. Sign-up through your MyImpactPage.com account or complete a volunteer application here

The May orientation will be on Monday the 24th from 7-8 p.m. Orientations are held virtually.

Can't make it to a scheduled orientation? Email LMPRvolunteer@louisvilleky.gov to schedule a one-on-one meeting!

I-MOVEKY Keeps You Informed


I-Move Kentucky is the state’s innovative approach to improving the safety, ease of travel and quality of life for travelers and businesses that frequently use I-265, I-71 and I-64.  Using a four-projects-in-one approach, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will be able to address some of its highest-priority transportation needs.

All four of these projects were identified as statewide priorities by the Strategic Highway Investment Formula for Tomorrow (SHIFT) initiative developed by the KYTC and included in the 2018 Highway Plan approved by the Kentucky General Assembly. Keep up to date with shutdowns, closures, and completions here by signing up for text messages and emails.

Project segments

I-265 widening: This project was identified by SHIFT as Kentucky’s No. 1 transportation priority. KYTC will widen I-265 to the center and add one, 12-foot lane of traffic in each direction to create a total of six lanes between KY 155 (Taylorsville Road) and Interstate 71.

 I-71/I-265 Interchange improvements: This project was identified by SHIFT as Kentucky’s No. 6 transportation priority. KYTC will create a collector-distributor lane on southbound I-71 to improve safety and ease ramp movements to and from I-265.

 I-71 widening:  This project was identified by SHIFT as Kentucky’s No. 11 transportation priority. KYTC will widen I-71 to the center and add one, 12-foot lane of traffic in each direction to create a total of six lanes between Interstate 265 and KY 329 (Crestwood/Pewee Valley exit).

 I-64/I-265 Interchange improvements: KYTC will reconstruct the I-64/I-265 interchange to improve safety and ease the flow of traffic through the interchange. The project includes areas on I-64 from Blankenbaker Parkway to English Station Road, and on I-265 from Pope Lick Road to the U.S. 60 interchange.

Construction has begun and the project will be completed in the Fall of 2023.

Metro United Way Is Seeking Input


Metro United Way is requesting the input of those individuals working or volunteering in the Louisville community who may have insight into the landscape of human trafficking in Louisville, Kentucky. Your assistance with this research project through the completion of this online survey will  help with the  objective to assess strengths and needs connected to the anti-trafficking work going on in the city. Questions you will be asked are connected to relevant areas we desire to learn more about.

To access the survey, please click the link below. 


For every survey completed, $10 will be donated to a fund that will support trafficking survivors in Louisville impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, up to a total of $2,000. We value your participation and contributions. Please forward this information to your networks, colleagues, coalitions, partners and others you work with in the community who would be a fit to participate in this research. Anti-Trafficking does not need to be a primary focus of your work. The survey will be open until May 5. 


JCPS Is Hiring


For more information click here. 

Calling All Residential Contractors


Metro Louisville  is seeking licensed, qualified residential contractors to perform rehabilitation services on vacant houses as part of the Louisville/Jefferson County Landbank Authority’s My Louisville Home project. The project is designed to improve homeownership rates in Louisville’s western neighborhoods by performing rehabilitation services on Landbank -owned properties, facilitating a sale directly from the Landbank to an owner-occupant. Project houses have likely been vacant and abandoned for many years and are expected to need exterior, interior, and sometimes structural rehabilitation.

For more information on the types of jobs available and skills needed go to City of Louisville - Residential Rehabilitation Services (bonfirehub.com)

Ready to get started? Join us for an online volunteer orientation! Learn about what volunteers do, ask questions, and learn how to get involved. Sign-up through your MyImpactPage.com account or complete a volunteer application here

The May orientation will be on Monday the 24th from 7-8 p.m. Orientations are held virtually.

Can't make it to a scheduled orientation? Email LMPRvolunteer@louisvilleky.gov to schedule a one-on-one meeting!

Calendar of Events


Mom & Me Flower Crowns And Boutonnieres


Where: Waterfront Botanical Gardens 

When: Sunday, May 2

Time: 2-3 PM

Moms, make a lasting memory by creating flower crowns or boutonnieres with your middle and high school kiddos. Capture the moment with some selfies together in our beautiful spring gardens.   Register Here  

Louisville Nature Center Classes


The Louisville Nature Center has re-opened with adherence to CDC requirements.  They are offering several opportunities for the community to have some hands-on experience with Mother Nature this summer.  There is something for everyone! Check out all of the events below and check out their website here for more information on other events happening. 

Plant Identification May 8th


If you’ve always wanted to learn more about our native plants, join Rosemary for this guided hike through the Beargrass Creek State Nature Preserve. You’ll feel even more connected to the Forest once you get to know its inhabitants.

Saturday, May 8, 1pm-3pm


“All flowers talk to me and so do hundreds of little living things in the woods. I learn what I know by watching and loving everything.” - George Washington Carver

Sign up here.

Plant Pressing May 15th


It’s back!! Make your own travel plant press, and create some beautiful art with it!

$25/non-members, $10/members. Members, check your email for your discount code or call LNC!

We will provide supplies to make the press itself. We highly encourage bringing your own flowers and leaves to press!

Sign up here.

Yoga and Hiking May 16th


Rise and shine on the LNC lawn, with gentle yoga appropriate for all skill levels. After, participants may choose to stretch those legs out into the preserve for a guided hike. Bring your own mat and any other props needed.

Sunday, May 16th, 7am to 8am for yoga. Optional guided hike afterwards.

Led by certified yoga instructor and LNC educator, Ashley M.

Sign up here.

Just 4 Fun!


Mother's Day Puzzle & Word Search



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



Keep your personal information off the internet as much as possible and regularly check your credit report at annualcreditreport.com for unfamiliar accounts opened in your name. 

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

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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

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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.