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

As we continue to navigate the "unchartered waters" of a global pandemic, I hope you'll take advantage of the many opportunities to get vaccinated so that we can get back to business as usual. Throughout today's e-Newsletter you will find information about the CDC ruling and the governor's executive order regarding face covering.  You will also read about vaccination sites and events available to you FREE OF COST. We are so close to victory over this pandemic, so let's not rest on our laurels just yet.  

The CDC has announced that if we've been fully vaccinated, we can resume activities that we did prior to the pandemic, we can resume activities without wearing a mask or staying 6 feet apart, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance,* and if we travel in the United States, we do not need to get tested before or after travel or self-quarantine after travel.


We all have had decisions to make during this past year that impact our families, friends and people we don't know but may come in contact with. Now that we are being told by the CDC and the Governor that we no longer have to wear a mask if we're vaccinated, we must continue to make wise decisions to protect our neighbors and the ones we love. If you are not vaccinated, I urge you to do your research to find out the science behind the vaccine. I hope you'll discover as millions of us in Kentucky have discovered that the vaccine is safe and can be the pathway to our state thriving again economically and emotionally. Please do your part to help us safely reopen and enjoy the wonderful amenities our commonwealth and the nation have to offer.

Can you see life as we once knew it at the end of the tunnel? I can, and I don't want to turn back now. Please do yourself and others a favor and consider getting vaccinated. There's simply nothing better than knowing that you have done what it takes to stay safe from the debilitating and deadly COVID-19.  Trust me, I speak from experience, you do not want to contract COVID-19. It came with a vengeance to steal, kill and destroy, and I'm quite sure it will not leave without a fight. The vaccine is the ammunition we need to fight back and win this battle. Let's do this!

*Please know that while the CDC has issued the guidelines about wearing a mask, they cannot and do not regulate state or local mandates.  Please abide by the laws or executive orders of the Governor and the rules established by private businesses.  These rules supersede recommendations from the CDC.

Click here to read the Executive Order issued by

Governor Beshear regarding face covering.

Vaccination Sites in District 7


3805 Brownsboro Rd




2219 Holiday Manor Center




2311 Lime Kiln Ln




2420 Lime Kiln Ln



Drop In to Get Vaccinated!


Looking for other vaccination sites?  Go to: Vaccines.gov. You can search by zip code and vaccine type. The larger vaccine sites are still listed on the website  of the Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness Department.

Louisville Metro Government Budget


Are you interested in speaking to the Metro Council Budget Committee about the 2021-2022 budget?  If so, your chance to do so is May 27, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

Submit a question or recommendation to the Council through e-mail using this Budget Comment Form: https://louisvilleky.wufoo.com/forms/z1ls6po10gjsdnk/

This form will accept comments through the end of May. Comments made using this form will be compiled and shared with all members of the Louisville Metro Council.

For information on signing up to speak at the May 27th Budget Hearing meeting, click here: https://louisvilleky.gov/metro-council/document/guidance-public-addresses-public-hearings-metro-council-budget-committee.

Additional Budget Links:

FY22 Mayor’s Proposed Executive Budget:  


FY22 Mayor’s Proposed Detail Budget: 



City of Plantation Vaccination Event


The City of Plantation is partnering with U of L Health to provide one shot Covid-19 Vaccinations on Saturday May 22nd.   Those individuals 18 years old and older are eligible for the vaccine. Please call 502-308-9749 with any questions. 

Those seeking the vaccination will enter the parking lot off of Bayberry Place. Exit for all will be via Hermitage Way.

Cars will pull into the lanes set up for Drive thru vaccinations. Pedestrians may walk in and sit in chairs.

Graymoor-Devondale Yard Sale


The City of Graymoor-Devondale is sponsoring its annual Citywide Garage Sale on Saturday, June 12th from 8 A.M to 1:00 P.M. Additional details about the event can be found by clicking here for the city's website. 

Property Assessment Appeal Deadline is Monday!


Do You Want to Appeal? 

The Jefferson County PVA has mailed out reassessment notices, and many property owners have seen an increase. In addition to the mailed post cards, individual property valuations and other information are also available at the PVA website, www.JeffersonPVA.ky.gov.

If you choose to appeal your property’s assessed valuation, you have until MondayMay 17th to begin the process. That is a strict deadline. Appeal conferences will take place virtually or over the phone, due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Public Hearing To Reduce NOx Emissions

public hearing

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control Board will hold a public hearing via Video Teleconference due to the COVID-19 outbreak, on an Enforceable Board Agreement with Louisville Gas and Electric Company. The Enforceable Board Agreement proposes reduced NOx emissions for the 2021 Ozone season.

Written comments from the public will be accepted by the Board Secretary-Treasurer, Byron Gary, by mail, at 701 W. Ormsby Ave. Suite 303, Louisville, KY 40203, until 5:00 p.m. May 18, 2021. Written comments will also be accepted electronically until the same deadline via the Internet at the e-mail address “airorders@louisvilleky.gov”. Oral comments will be accepted at the public hearing via Video Teleconference on May 19, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. Instructions on attending the Video Teleconference will be located here prior to the meeting.

Information may be obtained at www.louisvilleky.gov/APCD/docket or from Steven Gravatte, (502) 574-7232, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Opportunity to Give


Did you know that Louisville is considered an urban heat island? A heat island is a city or metropolitan area that’s significantly warmer than its surrounding rural areas, due to human activities. It’s common in cities across the nation — but it’s advancing in Louisville at one of the fastest rates in the country.  In the areas of Louisville that feel the effects of urban heat the most, the temperature may be 10 degrees higher than in other parts of the city.

For the 6th  year in a row, KIPDA Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living, and the Louisville Metro Office for Aging and Disabled Citizens are teaming up to provide fans for older adults and persons with disabilities to help offer relief from the sweltering summer heat. 

Working with community organizations, churches, businesses, private citizens and the local media, we hope to generate monetary donations to purchase new fans.  Persons or businesses interested in sponsoring fans will be able to make tangible or monetary donations to this effort until June 5, 2021.

Monetary donations can be made by check payable to KIPDA attn: Fan Fair program and sent to

  • KIPDA located at 11520 Commonwealth Drive, Louisville KY 40299

Fans will be distributed to qualified households, Starting June 16th,  by appointment only at several local community organizations including; First Neighborhood Place, Cane Run Neighborhood Place, South Central Neighborhood Place, Ujima Neighborhood Place, South Jefferson Neighborhood Place, Bridges of Hope Neighborhood Place, KIPDA, Tri-County Community Action and Multi-purpose Community Action.

Qualifications to receive a free fan include:

  • Person 60 years or older.
  • OR documentation verified by a physician of a physical disability.
  • Must be a resident of Jefferson, Oldham, Henry, Shelby, Spencer, Trimble or Bullitt Counties
    • Proof of address and age will be required.
  • One fan per household.
  • Household must not have functioning central air units.

Please consider a donation towards Fan Fair and participation in this great event. For more information on donations, please contact either:

Louisville Metro OADC/Alli Woosley at (502) 574-5092

KIPDA/Jennifer Craig at (502) 266-5571

Update From the Mayor


Thousands of cyclists, paddlers and walkers will be on the move again at the Mayor’s Hike, Bike & Paddle Monday, May 31 as it returns for a 17th consecutive Memorial Day at Waterfront Park. All portions of the event have been reworked to ensure participants will be socially distanced.

“One of our city’s goals is to make Louisville a healthier city. That’s been especially challenging for the last 14 months. But that means the need for many of us to get out and get moving is greater than ever,” said Mayor Greg Fischer. 

Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated and Norton Healthcare are returning as presenting sponsors of the Mayor’s annual healthy lifestyle event. Event partners include Louisville Water Company, Louisville Waterfront Park, River City Paddle Sports and Scheller’s Fitness & Cycling.

T-shirts will be available for the first 2,000 participants.

The event also provides an opportunity for participants to get vaccinated. LouVax’s Mobile Missions has played a key role in vaccinating tens of thousands of individuals across the Metro area and will be on hand to reach even more residents, said Dr. Sarah Beth Hartlage, Associate Medical Director for the Louisville Department of Public Health and Wellness.


There will be 3 routes for hikers to choose from this year.  Each route will be 5  miles with various degrees of difficulty.  To see the proposed route click here.


The bike route will be 15 miles. The route can be found here. 

There will be turn-by-turn directions and route information that can be used on the day of the event. Look for the updated information on the main Hike, Bike, and Paddle webpage.

Starting at 8 a.m., the event will showcase demonstrations and group participation in Yoga, Tai Chi, Zumba in socially distanced PODs on Waterfront’s South Great Lawn.

To read the entire press release from the Mayor click here.

Update from the Governor



Gov. Andy Beshear announced the commonwealth is receiving $2.183 billion from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 for the Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund, with the allotment smaller than a previous estimate because of the state’s positive economic performance.

The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced state allocations today based primarily on each state’s share of the nation’s number of unemployed individuals from October through December 2020. The commonwealth performed better than expected in the fourth quarter of 2020, when the preliminary data was used. Based on the improvement in Kentucky’s employment numbers, the initial estimate of $2.441 billion was lowered to $2.183 billion.

Kentucky will soon submit a request for the funds to the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

The Governor said the final allocation does not impact the bipartisan agreement reached by lawmakers and his administration during the 2021 regular session, which will use nearly $1.3 billion to boost the state’s economy by expanding broadband, delivering clean drinking water and building new schools. The plan is expected to create more than 14,500 new jobs.

Emergency Broadband Benefit


Governor Andy Beshear encouraged eligible Kentuckians to apply for a newly available discount through the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to help temporarily reduce their cost of home internet services.

The Federal Communications Commission has launched a temporary program to help families and households struggling to afford Internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Emergency Broadband Benefit provides a discount of up to $50 per month toward broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers.

Eligible households can enroll through a participating broadband provider or directly with the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) using an online or mail in application.

You can learn more about the benefit, including eligibility and enrollment information, by visiting  www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit, or by calling 833-511-0311  

The Governor also announced that  preparations are being made to expand the state’s broadband infrastructure that currently does not extend to every community, resulting in unequal opportunities among Kentuckians.

Governor Commits $5 Million For Tourism


Gov. Andy Beshear and Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet Secretary Mike Berry announced the commonwealth has committed $5 million in Federal CARES Act funding to help boost the state’s tourism industry by encouraging safe travel to all 120 Kentucky counties.

Kentucky tourism is an $11.8 billion industry and serves as a mechanism for generating revenue in every county. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, visitor spending in Kentucky reached nearly $8 billion.

This week's announcement of the $5 million investment joins a string of positive economic news in recent weeks which indicate the commonwealth is poised to emerge from the pandemic as a leader creating more opportunities for our people in every corner of the state.

The U.S. Department of the Treasury also announced this week that Kentucky will receive $2.183 billion from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 for the Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund, with the allotment smaller than an earlier estimate because of the state’s positive economic performance.

To read the entire press release click here.

For the latest Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet updates, follow us on FacebookTwitterInstagram or LinkedIn. To learn more about the cabinet, visit tah.ky.gov. To learn more about Kentucky safe-cations, visit kentuckytourism.com.

Read about other key updates, actions and information from Gov. Beshear and his administration at governor.ky.govkycovid19.ky.gov and the Governor’s official social media accounts FacebookTwitter and YouTube.

Covid-19 Capacity Limits to be Lifted

 Click here to read the Executive Order issued by

Governor Beshear regarding face covering.

Gov. Andy Beshear said the state’s emerging economy is set for liftoff as final capacity restrictions related to COVID-19 will end Friday, June 11.

Gov. Beshear said the proven effectiveness of vaccinations and expanded vaccine eligibility to include 12- to 15-year-olds is allowing the commonwealth to safely and sustainably ease restrictions. With about 1.9 million Kentuckians vaccinated, the Governor said everyone who is eligible should be able to get a dose of a safe and effective vaccine ahead of June 11.

“After a long, dark pandemic – more of our people have gotten their shot of hope, and we have steadily moved to lift the last remaining restrictions put in place to slow the spread of this dangerous virus and save lives,” said Gov. Beshear. “Team Kentucky: your patience, hard work and sacrifices have paid off. For those not vaccinated: you have still have time.”

The Governor said a review of COVID-19 data from the period when many Kentuckians were vaccinated, this March and April, proves the effectiveness of vaccines. Over the two months, total cases declined 18%; hospitalizations declined 19% and deaths declined 48%.

Governor Beshear announced  Thursday that the commonwealth would immediately follow the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendation that fully vaccinated Kentuckians no longer need to wear a mask in most places.

Vaccine Updates


Gov. Andy Beshear announced 1,882,396 people have received at least their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in Kentucky.

“No matter where you are in the state, you can sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine near where you live or work,” said Gov. Beshear. “Now, when you get a shot of hope at many Kroger or Walmart locations, you can even earn a free shot at winning the lottery. It’s easier than ever.”

Because so many Kentuckians have received COVID-19 vaccines, the state has been able to increase capacity in most businesses to 60% and return child care classrooms to their traditional sizes. In addition, state officials have been able to shorten and simplify Healthy at Work minimum requirements and lift the mask mandate for smaller, outdoor events. Additional restrictions will be lifted May 28.

For detailed information on COVID-19 vaccinations and more, visit kycovid19.ky.gov.

Louisville Pediatricians Reassure Parents

Louisville pediatricians and members of Louisville's Vaccine Distribution Task Force, Dr. Beverly Gaines, president and CEO of Dr. Beverly Gaines and Associates, and Dr. Pat Purcell, member of the board of directors for the Greater Louisville Medical Society joined Mayor Fischer to encourage parents to make appointments as soon as possible to get their adolescents vaccinated against COVID.

Dr. Purcell acknowledged concerns from parents about the timing of the vaccine with regards to how long it’s been available. She said in Pfizer’s Phase 3 trial of 2,260 adolescents, 18 cases of Covid-19 were identified in the placebo group with none observed in the vaccinated group. Additionally, Dr. Purcell said parents need to recognize that the safety and efficacy of the vaccine is determined by an ongoing verification process.

“There’s VAERS, where people across the nation can put in a complaint or mention something, they are uncomfortable with,” Dr. Purcell said. “The CDC and FDA are constantly monitoring any side effects anyone has including children.”

Dr. Gaines, who is also the Chair of Louisville's NAACP Health and Wellness Committee, said in her conversations with parents she will provide reassurance pointing to data of Pfizer’s 100% efficacy in 12- to 15-year-olds vaccinated in its trials. Speaking further, Dr. Gaines said it’s important to get the younger populations vaccinated because they can have asymptomatic infections.

Parents and legal guardians interested in pre-registration of their 12- to 15-year-olds for the vaccine can sign up online via Norton Healthcare. They can also find Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine providers near them by visiting Vaccines.gov

Vaccinations Now Available for 12 and Older

Effective May 13th, the Pfizer Vaccine became available for Kentuckians 12 and older. According to Governor Andy Beshear all state vaccination sites will be administering the vaccine. Efforts will be made to broaden the distribution of the vaccine to primary care and pediatric offices. 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) emergency use authorization supports the use of the vaccine in those 12 years and older as does the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  The Pfizer Vaccine is the only approved vaccine for use in individuals 12-17. 

Approximately 231,000 Kentuckians are in the 12-15 age group, which makes up roughly 5% of the states total population. 

Dr. Steven Stack, Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Health, emphasized that:

  • Children are less likely to develop severe illness from COVID-19, however, they can spread COVID-19 to others even when they are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms. Therefore, vaccinating 12- to 15-year-olds will help protect more vulnerable adults by reducing their likelihood of exposure from infected family members. This is important for vulnerable adults even if they are immunized.
  • The Pfizer vaccine has proven very highly effective at preventing COVID-19 cases in 12- to 15-year-olds.
  • Children represent a growing proportion of reported cases, and clusters of cases have occurred among adolescents in schools and on sports teams.
  • Individuals who are fully vaccinated do not need to quarantine after an exposure to someone with COVID-19, which minimizes disruption to the individual and their family.

Governor Beshear also announced the state’s transition to a federal website – vaccines.gov – that allows Kentuckians to search nearby vaccination sites and filter the search by vaccine brand to register for an appointment. To watch a video demonstration of the site, click here.

Covid-19 Updates


Louisville/Jefferson County Statistics

Here are the key COVID-19 data metrics for Louisville/Jefferson County the week of May 10, 2021:

  • There were 666 new cases over the previous week, 1 new death reported
  • Hospitalization data:
    • 82 patients currently hospitalized have COVID-19, compared to 114 last week
    • 28 patients in ICU with COVID-19 as of May 11, compared to 23 the week prior
    • 17 COVID-19 patients on ventilators as of May 11, compared to 16 last week
  • 689,010 total vaccine doses given in Metro Louisville since December
  • 46.8% of Louisville residents have received at least one dose of vaccine and 37.3% have completed the vaccine series

Dr. Sarah Moyer, Louisville’s Chief Health Strategist, said the majority of cases identified last week reported attending events such as weddings, funerals, family and friend gatherings, sporting events, proms, musical performances and travel.

“This is a really good reminder that if you’re not fully vaccinated yet, to please get tested before attending any of these events or traveling,” Dr. Moyer said.

Kentucky Statistics


Beginning Wednesday, May 12, Kentucky’s COVID-19 case information report and COVID-19 vaccine report will be posted daily on the Governor’s social media channels at approximately 5 p.m. EDT, instead of being shared in a release. A full release will still be sent on days when Gov. Beshear holds a press conference on COVID-19.

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.

News You Can Use


Interested in Neighborhood Development?


The Louisville Metro Office of Planning & Design Services (PDS), part of Louisville Forward's Department of Develop Louisville, is responsible for administering the policies, programs and regulations that guide Metro’s development. Responsibilities include development plan review, overseeing design overlays and historic preservation programs, and advising the Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Adjustment, Historic Landmarks and Preservation Districts Commission, and Design Overlay Committees on decisions affecting the built environment. PDS is also responsible for maintaining and monitoring compliance with the Land Development Code.

Did you know you can sign up to receive alerts about neighborhood development projects in your neighborhood?  Signing up is easy.

1. Go here to subscribe.

2. Enter your "email and click on "submit".

3. Scroll down until you get to "Metro Council".

4. Find your Council District.

5. Click on the + sign.

6. Select Notification of Development Proposals..

7. Click on "submit". 

You are now signed up to receive development notifications! 

if you would like more detailed information about projects around the city you may signup for the Planning and Design's Weekly Agenda. The agenda gives information regarding all NEW submittals in all Metro Council Districts made to Planning and Design Services. 

To sign up for the weekly agenda (using the same  website ) and:

1. Scroll down from the Council Districts to "Planning and Design"

2. Click on the + sign.

3. Select "PDS Agendas"

4.Click on "submit".

QUESTIONS? Contact Planning and Design at (502-574-6230)

Register To Win A Free E-Bike


Louisville Metro Government is celebrating Bike Month 2021 by encouraging people to bike more while providing input on the future of LouVelo, Louisville's bike share program. Sign up for LouVelo and receive a free bluegrass pass for unlimited 60 minute rides for 24 hours. You can also register to win a free E- Bike!

With 32 stations and 321 bikes throughout Downtown, Nulu, Old Louisville and near Waterfront Park, it's never been easier to grab a bike and take a short trip. Use LouVelo for those short one way trips or just to get some fresh air during lunch. You can grab the closest bike to you and return it to any of the 32 stations around town. 

Download the Transit App on your smart phone and use the Code BiKEMONTH2 to receive a free bluegrass for unlimited rides for 24 hours.

Scan the QR code in the flyer above to register for the free bike or click here.

Cherokee and Iroquois Parks Roads


Louisville Parks and Recreation is working closely with partners, including the Olmsted Parks Conservancy, the Louisville Metro Council, Mayor Fischer and the city’s leadership team, to come to a decision on the future usage of the park loop roads in Iroquois and Cherokee parks. Additionally, the group is carefully considering the passionate public response received from those who want the roads fully reopened and those who want them to remain closed. The Olmsted Parks Conservancy is gathering data regarding park usage in Cherokee and Iroquois parks pre and post COVID-19 which will take a couple of weeks. A decision on the future usage of the loops is expected to come by the end of the month.

$100 Rebate For Electric Lawn Equipment


Spring has definitely sprung and your grass is growing. Why not take advantage of the Lawn Care for Cleaner Air program and save up to $100 on a new, air-friendly, electric-powered mower? You can get rebates on electric string trimmers, electric blowers, and reel mowers too. Now is a great time to recycle that old, polluting equipment and save some cash on new gear that will make breathing a little easier for you and your community. You can also get larger rebates on more powerful equipment with our Lawn Care for Cleaner Air Professional program. Go to  louisvilleky.gov/lawncare, or call (502)574-6000 if you have any questions.

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training


Open ONLY to KY residents in Bullitt, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, and Trimble Counties

Youth Mental Health First Aid is a training program — like regular First Aid or CPR — designed to give people the skills to help a young person age (10-17) who is developing a mental health or substance problem or experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis. Individuals trained in Youth Mental Health First Aid can help to: break down the stigma associated with mental illness and substance use disorders; reach out to those who suffer in silence and let young people know that support is available in their community.

The course consists of 1.5 hours of independent work and 4.5 hours of virtual training.

FREE 6-hour course for Veteran and Military Families!

Date: May 21, 2021

Time: 9:30 AM to 2 PM

Cost: Free

Sometimes first aid isn’t a bandage or CPR. Sometimes, first aid is YOU!
Take the Course, Save a Life!

$20 Amazon gift card for participants who live in Bullitt, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble Counties.

This program is offered by Seven County Services and  Veterans Group. For more information or to register for the event click here.

Metro Clean Collaborative Crew Update


Below is the weekly update on the Clean Collaborative Crew’s actions from May 3, 2021, to May 8, 2021 for District 7.

In addition to District 7, the crew cleaned approximately 202.31 curb miles and collected 542 bags, 22 Tires, and 76 Other Items for a total weight of 57,580 pounds! Other items include everything from vehicle wreckage to illegally dumped bulky items. The Louisville Downtown Partnership also collected 646 pounds of litter and debris from the Downtown area. The State’s contractor also started a cleanup rotation of the interstates and collected a total weight of 21,740 pounds from April 26 to May 08. 

The following areas in District 7 were involved in the cleanup efforts last week.

  • New LaGrange Rd from Shelbyville Rd to Whipps Mill Rd - 9 bags and 1 other item.
  • Washburn Avenue from Westport Rd to LaGrange RD - 3 bags, 1 tire, and 3 other items
  • Whipps Mill Rd from La Grange Rd to Shelbyville Rd - 1 bag and 2 other items

Want to follow The Clean Collaborative Crew as they clean up our city? Check out their public dashboard here.

Summer Reading Program


Put on your fanny pack, lace up your hiking boots, and grab some trail mix and marshmallows, because everyone is invited to Camp LFPL this summer!

The Louisville Free Public Library’s annual 10-week Summer Reading Program encourages children and teens to read for fun over the summer and helps them avoid summer learning loss. School-aged children simply read ten books, teens read six books, and preschool-aged children and younger need to read, or have read to them, 20 books to complete the program.

LFPL’s Summer Reading Program starts June 1 and is FREE to all area youth, birth - 12th grade. You can pre-register:

  • Online
  • By Phone: (502) 574-1611–OR– download the Beanstack Tracker app (for iOS or Android)
  • By Email: Beanstack@LFPL.org

To complete the program, simply read the designated number of books:

  • PRESCHOOLER (birth - age 5): 20 books
  • SCHOOL-AGE (kindergarten - 5th grade): 10 books
  • TEEN (6th - 12th grade): 6 books

All program completers will receive a Camp LFPL fanny pack and free passes to local attractions, including: Kentucky Science Center, Frazier History Museum, Locust Grove, Squire Boone Caverns, Hwang’s Martial Arts, and a Racing Louisville soccer game, and these sweet treats: Ehrler’s Ice Cream, Fazoli’s Lemon Ice, and an ice cream cone from participating area McDonald’s. Plus, every completer is automatically entered for a chance to win one of our Grand Prize giveaways.

While you’re registering, be sure to sign up for the 2021 Virtual Cultural Pass presented by the Fund for the Arts, the Arts and Culture Alliance, Louisville Metro Government, and the Louisville Free Public Library!

Stories by Phone


Now you can listen to stories read by your favorite librarians right from your phone, 24/7—no internet required. LFPL’s TeleTales provides children and families a selection of recorded stories, poems, jokes, and more, on-demand wherever they are—at the store, stuck in the car, or relaxing at home. New content is added weekly, so call often.

Call TeleTales today: 502-916-9909

Linkedin Learning With Library Card


LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com) is a premier online learning resource offering more than 16,000 courses available in 7 different languages covering technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies, and more—is now available free with your library card**.

** Library cards must be in good standing to access all library services, including LinkedIn Learning. Cards in good standing will have an account balance under $10 and current registration information.

For more information click here.

Calendar of Events


FREE Recycling Event


Seeds & Starts Spring Sale!


Just 4 Fun!


Can you crack the codes? Answers are Listed at Bottom of this newsletter...

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.



Updates from the Governor

team ky

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


Click Here for State Government Website

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.

1) Over My Dead Body

2) Somewhere over the Rainbow

3) Get in Shape

4) Backing Up

5) Right between the Eyes

6) Shot in the Dark