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


For assistance, or to schedule a meeting with Councilwoman McCraney, call:

Logan Fogle

Legislative Assistant

(502) 574-3454

Visit the District 7 Website

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


Pride, as opposed to shame and social stigma, is the predominant outlook that bolsters most LGBTQ rights movements. It's about people coming together in love and friendship. The rainbow aptly signifies the colorful activities and flavors of this month-long celebration.

To learn more about the history of Pride:

Visit Louisville Metro's Pride Page

In this Issue

Message From McCraney

June is an interesting month. Known as the most popular month for weddings and a day set aside to honor fathers, we settle into June with great anticipation of fun, frivolity and facts. Here are just a few observances and health initiatives that are celebrated in June:

  • Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month
  • Cataract Awareness Month
  • Child Vision Awareness Month
  • Dementia Care Professionals Month
  • PTSD Awareness Month
  • LGBTQ Pride Month
  • Men's Health Month
  • National Candy Month
  • National Iced Tea Month
  • National Soul Food Month
  • National Steakhouse Month

This e-Newsletter is filled with information, graphics and events about the month of June. I hope you enjoy this fun-filled edition and find your "happy" in the month of June. We will feature other important and fun June celebrations in future issues this month. Stay tuned!

Providence Point Development


Request: Variances to exceed maximum allowed height and to exceed maximum allowed setback

Providence Point Development


Project Name: Providence Point
Location: 2020 Herr Lane
Owner: Providence Point LLC
Applicant: Providence Point LLC
Representative: Bardenwerper, Talbott & Roberts
Jurisdiction: Louisville Metro
Case Manager: Dante St. Germain, AICP, Planner II

VIRTUAL MEETING: Monday, June 7th

TIME: 1:00 PM

Click here for the Agenda.pdf

Meeting Link:  https://louisvilleky.webex.com/louisvilleky/j.php?
Event Number: 1725 03 5937
Event password: BOZA060721
By phone, Call from mobile device (attendees only) +1-415-655-0001 US Toll
Access Code: 1725 03 5937

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-public-hearing-speakers-request

Participants and residents are strongly encouraged to join the meeting virtually. However, to accommodate those with limited technology access, people can also view and participate at the Metro Development Center, 444 South Fifth Street, Louisville, KY 40202.

If social distancing cannot be adequately maintained because of the number of people who want to speak on a specific case, that case will be continued. We are making every effort to contact members of the community and applicants to inform
them of this decision. However, if you know of persons planning to attend to address a particular agenda item, please help us spread the word. 

If you have questions, please contact the case manager, or call Develop Louisville at 502-574-6230.

Louisville Metro Government Budget


Budget Topic: Racial Equity: Sunday, June 6 at 3 p.m. at the Newburg Library, 4800 Exeter Avenue (Racial Equity registration)

Details of the Mayor’s budget proposal, including plans for reimagining public safety, can be found here.

A complete schedule of Budget Committee meetings is here.

The public may watch all committee meetings live on Metro TV, Spectrum Cable Channel 184, on UVERSE at Channel 99, or on Facebook. Proceedings may also be live streamed from the Metro Council Clerk’s page.  

A complete schedule of Budget Committee meetings is here.

Metro Council will vote on the budget during Council meeting on June 24, 2021.

Please let me know if you have any special requests or ideas for this budget. I'm listening!

Update from the Governor



Gov. Andy Beshear invited Kentuckians to get a COVID-19 vaccine and enter for a Shot at a Million – the state’s new vaccine incentive drawing.

“This is a lifesaving and now possibly life-changing opportunity,” said Gov. Beshear. “You can get your shot of hope and then enter for a shot at $1 million or a shot at one of 15 full scholarships – both protecting you from this deadly virus and possibly transforming your future.”

The Governor announced two types of drawings that permanent residents of Kentucky can enter to win, at shotatamillion.ky.gov, if they have received at least the first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines or the one-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.

  1. $1 million: Kentuckians 18 years old and older who have received at least their first dose of a Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, or the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, may enter to win one of three $1 million drawings.
  2. Full Scholarship: Kentuckians 12 to 17 years old who have received at least their first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine may enter to win one of 15 full scholarships to a Kentucky public college, university, technical or trade school, which includes tuition, room-and-board and books.

Entering Shot at a Million Drawing:

Visit shotatamillion.ky.gov. Entry requires Kentuckians to provide personal and contact information, including: name, birth date, email address, phone number, home address and the name and location of the place that provided you with the vaccine. Entry also requires agreement to the official rules of the drawing and agreement to allow the Kentucky Department for Public Health to verify your vaccination information. The website also offers information about eligibility, how to find a vaccine appointment, frequently asked questions and official rules.

Prizes and Important Drawing Information:

Entry begins Friday, June 4, 2021. The last day to enter each drawing is listed below along with drawing and announcement dates.

Entry End Date

Drawing Date

Announcement Date

Wed. June 30, 2021 at 11:59:59 p.m. EDT

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Friday, July 2, 2021

Wed. July 28, 2021 at 11:59:59 p.m. EDT

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Friday, July 30, 2021

Wed. August 25, 2021 at 11:59:59 p.m. EDT

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Friday, August 27, 2021

Update From the Mayor


COVID-19 Status Downgraded

This week, Dr. Sarah Moyer, Louisville’s Chief Health Strategist, said Louisville’s COVID-19 status has been downgraded to yellow for the first time since July 2020. City leaders said the virus still poses risks, and unvaccinated people still need to take steps to protect themselves, including getting vaccinated as soon as possible. Watch the briefing, and learn more at louisvilleky.gov/covid19.

Mayor Fischer said the city is beginning to have a pre-pandemic atmosphere following the capacity restrictions expanding to 75% for businesses and events, and curfew ending for bars and restaurants. The mayor said while many public health experts feel good about the upcoming summer months, residents still need to stay vigilant in following safety measures to avoid the virus spreading uncontrollably in the community.

Track Progress on LMPD Reforms

Mayor Greg Fischer and Louisville Metro Police Chief Erika Shields today provided an update on progress on recommendations outlined earlier this year from Hillard Heintze’s independent review of the police department – and shared a new dashboard where the public can track further work.

Chief Shields agreed it’s critical that the public have confidence in the process. “Building trust and accountability means being transparent about the work we are doing, and the work left to be done, and how we are proceeding,” the Chief said. “The dashboard also will help LMPD stay on track as we work to meet our goals.”

While there is much work yet to do, she said she wanted to share the new online dashboard now so that police, Metro Council and other city leaders, as well as the public, can keep track of the progress on the various recommendations.

The new LMPD dashboard can be found at https://louisville-police.org/803/HH-Dashboard.

The full  Hillard Heintze report can be found at https://louisvilleky.gov/sites/default/files/2021-01/hillard-heintze-report.pdf

News You Can Use


Men's Health Month



Click topic of interest for helpful information:

Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness


Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month is observed in June as an opportunity to spread the word about and discuss Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Throughout the month, the Alzheimer’s Association encourages people around the globe to support the movement by wearing purple and training their brains to fight the disease. ---National Today

Click on topic of interest for more information: 

Dementia Care


It takes a patient and kind-hearted person to be a caregiver for someone with dementia. People with dementia often require a higher level of care. But when you talk to a dementia patient caregivers, there is a common theme of: “I was meant to do this job.” They couldn’t imagine themselves doing anything else. And that’s why caregivers of those with dementia are celebrated this month in Dementia Care Professionals Month.

Working in memory care can take a toll on caregivers, leading to caregiver stress or even burnout. It’s important for caregivers to find a way to cope with the stress. Some may meditate every morning and night, and some may use soothing music and candles to create a relaxing environment. Whatever method is chosen, it is very important to find a way to relieve stress after a difficult day. 

The Family Caregiver Alliance provides an abundance of resources for caregivers providing care to people with a variety of health conditions and disabilities. The Dementia Caregiver Resources section is a trove of helpful guides, tips sheets, and caregiver stories to help caregivers navigate the journey of caring for a loved one with dementia. The Family Caregiver Alliance also offers online support groups for caregivers to connect with others who are facing similar struggles and those who can offer advice for overcoming common caregiving challenges.

Child Vision Awareness


This Child Vision Awareness Month in June, make it your mission to ensure no child around you is suffering from vision issues. This is necessary since children have no idea whether they can see clearly or not. In fact, if they have problems with their vision, they tend to accept their blurred version of the world, assuming it is reality. They can’t figure out why they can’t see the board from the back of the classroom, nor can they understand why they are unable to spot their friends during lunchtime. Yes, a weak vision can cause a child to suffer academically and socially. However, this June, you can make a difference. All you have to do is spread awareness for the cause. ---National Today

Click on topic of interest for more information:

Cataract Awareness Month


During Cataract Awareness Month in June, the American Academy of Ophthalmology reminds the public that early detection and treatment of cataracts is critical to preserving sight. Studies show that long-term exposure to bright sunlight may increase the risk of cataracts and growths on the eye, including cancer.

Click here to access more information:

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness


June is “National Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month”, and is intended to raise public awareness about issues related to PTSD, reduce the stigma associated with PTSD, and help ensure that those suffering from the invisible wounds of war receive proper treatment.

Click here for helpful information:

COVID-19 Updates


Calendar Of Events


Shakespeare in Central Park

We’re back in Central Park this summer!


 For more information, visit the Kentucky Shakespeare site

Northeast Regional Library Camps


Thanks to low positivity rates, vaccinations, and COVID safety protocols, LFPL is able to begin in-person programming starting this Saturday with the annual Summer Reading Kickoff & Cultural Pass Showcase.

This year’s event will be held outdoors at the Northeast Regional Library from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. and all COVID safety guidelines—including capacity limits and social distancing—will be followed. For the health and safety of children attending this event, we are also asking everyone to voluntarily wear a mask.

In-person storytimes are scheduled to resume next week at select locations. Due to COVID guidelines, capacity will be limited to ensure social distancing -- you must pre-register -- and masks will be required for anyone age 5 and older. LFPL will also continue offering some virtual programming while we expand in-person opportunities. Find the latest info on all upcoming programs, including storytimes and virtual book and movie discussion groups, at LFPL.org/Events. In addition, all library locations can begin taking meeting room reservations starting Monday, June 7.


Adventures in Summer Reading TV Show              

Adventures in Summer Reading returns this Saturday with our pal Gorp visiting the Louisville Zoo and Girl Scout Camp! Be on the lookout for new stories and adventures every Saturday morning at 11 a.m. on the CW (WBKI TV).

Miss an episode? Find past shows on our YouTube playlist

Just 4 Fun!


National Candy Month!


Gummy bears, sour straws, chocolate—oh my! This June is National Candy Month, meaning you can eat all of these and more. Started by the National Confectioner’s Association (according to them, they’re “a trade association that advances, protects and promotes chocolate, candy, gum and mints”), the holiday celebrates the value candy adds to our lives. --National Today

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National Steakhouse Month!


The mission statement of this great occasion is this: "To celebrate the steakhouse, that uniquely American restaurant, and to recognize and promote the art of expert grilling. National Steakhouse Month is sponsored by Morton’s The Steakhouse, a well-known fine-dining restaurant brand.”

Iced Tea Month!


Vintage Iced Tea Punch

4 cups Strong Orange Pekoe Tea
1 cup Pineapple Juice
16 ounces Ginger Ale (can use diet sprite or sprite instead)
2 Lemons (juice of)
2 Oranges (juice of)
½ cup Sugar

National Soul Food Month!


Food mirrors its history. Soul food, for example, is a cuisine steeped in tradition. It began in the humble kitchens of African-American slaves as a one-pot meal cooked on a shelf over the fireplace. They had little to cook with, but they had memories of their home and love for their family. And the food reflects that. To remind us of this rich culinary tradition, the Culinary Historians of Chicago created National Soul Food Month in June. So while we enjoy these delicious foods, let’s not forget the history. --National Today

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LMPD Crime Reports- District 7


Nothing Significant Reported

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

 Click here to read the Executive Order issued by

Governor Beshear regarding face covering.

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


Vaccine Event


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

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.




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.