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


In this Issue

Fun! Fun! Fun! with the Councilwoman



Limited seating available; First 40 to sign up are entered to win a prize!

Sign up deadline is July 20th by 11:59 PM.


If you prefer to register through the District 7 office, call 574-1107.




Notice of Public Meetings


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MEETING DATE: July 26, 2021




For basic details of this case, please click here.

For specific case information, please call or email the listed case manager, Zachary Schwager, at Zachary.Schwager@louisvilleky.gov. 

If you have any questions, please contact Planning & Design directly at 574-6230.  


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MEETING DATE: August 2, 2021




For basic details of this case, please click here.

For specific case information, please call or email the listed case manager, Zachary Schwager, at Zachary.Schwager@louisvilleky.gov. 

If you have any questions, please contact Planning & Design directly at 574-6230.  


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MEETING DATE: August 2, 2021




For basic details of this case, please click here.

For specific case information, please call or email the listed case manager, Zachary Schwager, at Zachary.Schwager@louisvilleky.gov. 

If you have any questions, please contact Planning & Design directly at 574-6230.  

News You Can Use


Upcoming ARP Public Hearings


In the next two weeks, the Metro Council Budget Committee will have three hearings across the community to take public comments about the use of ARP funds. You may sign up to speak before the start of each meeting for a maximum of five minutes.  The meeting schedule is: 

Saturday, July 17   ---   11am - 1pm 

U of L Shelbyville Rd Campus (ShelbyHurst Campus)

Founders Union Building - Meeting Room 201 - 9001 Shelbyville Road

Monday, July 19   ---   6:30 - 8:30pm 

Southwest Regional Library - 9725 Dixie Highway

Monday, July 26   ---   6:00 - 8:00pm 

West Broadway Church of Christ - 3921 West Broadway

What can — and can’t — the American Rescue Plan funding be used for?

See the U.S. Department of Treasury's facts sheets, references and other information.


To read more about how these funds can be spent, click here; ARP Fact Sheet.

I have ideas. How can I share them?

You may attend one of the three meetings listed above, hosted by the Metro Council, or you may click below and scroll down to bottom of page to access the comment form:  American Rescue Plan | LouisvilleKY.gov

Child Tax Credit Information


Click here to learn more about the Child Tax Credit.

SNAP Information


Apply for benefits here.

Eviction Prevention Program


Click here to apply.


ArtsHeal increases access to the arts in Greater Louisville by activating two public spaces with art installations and installing artworks on billboards along the Broadway corridor.

This call is for images of work. This call is not a commission for specific artwork or new artwork; however, in response to this call, you may submit images of new or existing work.

  • Submitted artwork must address the theme of “healing through the arts”.
  • Selected images will be printed on vinyl material and installed on billboards of various rectangular sizes. Images may also be shown on digital billboards.

For more information click here.

Public Library Summer Reading Program


There’s still time to read and win with the Library’s Summer Reading Program

It's hard to believe, but we are already more than halfway through this year's Summer Reading Program. If you haven't completed Summer Reading yet, don't worry. There's still plenty of time to read and win this summer! Everyone who completes Summer Reading will receive a Camp LFPL fanny pack; passes to area attractions including a Racing Louisville soccer game, the Kentucky Science Center, Squire Boone Caverns, Frazier History Museum, Historic Locust Grove, and Hwang's Martial Arts; and coupons for sweet treats from Ehrler’s Ice Cream, participating McDonald’s, and Fazoli’s. 


As an added incentive this year, all youth who complete Summer Reading by August 7 will be automatically entered for a chance to win one of these Grand Prizes:

  • Kids: $100 gift card to Cabela's (one winner per branch)
  • Teens: Apple AirPods (one winner per branch)
  • Kids & Teens: a $600 Kentucky State Park Gift Card good for a family adventure at any of our fabulous state parks!

Learn more at www.LFPL.org/SummerReading or call (502) 574-1620.

Better Business Bureau Warns About Scams


1. A local consumer reported receiving a phone call from someone claiming to represent Better Business Bureau and Republic Bank, regarding a $1,000 credit card charge. This call did not originate from BBB’s office or Republic Bank and was likely a phishing scam. If you receive a suspicious call from anyone claiming to represent your bank or BBB directly.

2. Don’t fall for a rental scam. A local consumer found a rental house via a Facebook ad, but became suspicious after exchanging emails with the alleged owner. The consumer decided to drive by the house, which had a “For Sale” sign out front. Upon calling the real estate agent, the consumer was informed the property was not for rent. 

3. Beware of scammers impersonating loved ones in crisis. A local consumer reported their grandmother was nearly the victim of this scam. She received a call from a scammer impersonating her granddaughter, claiming to be calling from jail and in need of bail money. If you receive such a call, state that you’ll call right back and call your family member’s usual phone number OR call another trusted family member to verify the story. Do not agree to send any money right away, no matter how urgent the matter might seem. This is a common scam that often targets grandparents.

4. A local consumer reported to BBB that her daughter was the victim of an online purchase scam. Her daughter purchased an iPad Air 4 online via Facebook Pay. The next day, the seller contacted her and asked for more money, refused to provide a tracking number, and blocked her account. Be very cautious when purchasing items – especially big ticket items – on Facebook, and always use a credit card so you can dispute the charge if needed.  

5. Beware of any grants or financial aid offers that require an upfront “processing fee.” A local consumer thought he was applying for home improvement financial aid, only to be told he needed to pay a $1,500 “processing fee” for a $50,000 grant. Never agree to pay any type of fee in order to receive a grant, financial aid, or cash prize!   

6. A local consumer reported an employment scam to BBB. After applying for a job through a Facebook posting, the consumer was informed she would receive a large check which she should deposit, withdraw her weekly pay, then send the rest of the money back to the sender. The check was fraudulent. Beware of anyone who sends you a check or cashier’s check and asks you to deposit and return some of the money!    

7. BBB continues to receive reports of victims of the Century Post reshipping scam. As we reported last month, this “company” is a front for a reshipping scam. Do not respond to their job openings and beware of any job listing that mentions “reshipping,” “repackaging,” or “package inspector.”    

8. Beware of “accidental” payments on money transfer apps. A BBB employee received a text message stating a stranger had sent a payment via CashApp. If victims accept these payments, they typically receive a message saying the payment was an accident and they need to send the money back. The initial payments are often sent from stolen credit cards, and once the money is returned, the scammer replaces the stolen card information with their legitimate account.    

9. Beware of phony ticket scams. Before purchasing event tickets, watch out for prices that seem too good to be true, check for working contact information on the website, and search online for the event to make sure the name advertised matches the ticketing website (scammers often use names that sound similar to those of real festivals and events).    

10. BBB warns of utility scammers requesting to be paid by Bitcoin. Victims receive a text message with a QR code instructing them to make a payment on a delinquent account. The QR code leads to a Bitcoin machine at a designated location somewhere near the victim’s residence. If you receive a suspicious call or text message, contact your utilities provider directly.

11. BBB said some companies may claim that they can make you eligible to get financial aid for a processing fee. What they are really doing is filling out a free application on your behalf and will often falsify your information to ensure you receive funds. Falsifying personal information on certain applications like FAFSA is illegal and can carry fines up to $20,000. 

Leadership Program


For more information click here.

REAL ID Information


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LIHEAP Summer Cooling Assistance


Louisville Metro Office of Resilience and Community Services joins with Community Action Agencies across the state to begin accepting applications for the 2021 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Summer Cooling Program. This federally-funded program is designed to help offset the cost of higher electric bills due to rising temperatures. Applications will be accepted now through October 31, 2021, or until funds are depleted.

The LIHEAP Summer Cooling Program is separated into two components, Subsidy and Crisis, to assist with electric cost. Eligible households can apply for one or both components and participation in prior LIHEAP programs will not affect a household’s eligibility. Households must meet eligibility requirements, with a household income at or below 150% of the Kentucky median income.

The Subsidy component provides households a one-time benefit ranging from $100 to $400 depending on income levels and housing category. The Crisis component is available to eligible households who demonstrate a home energy crisis situation. Crisis benefits will cover the minimum needed to alleviate the crisis not to exceed $600. Households can reapply each time they experience a crisis situation until they reached their maximum benefit.

For more information on applying click here.

Residential Shade Tree Rebate Program


Business Loan Information

Thanks to a generous grant from the Louisville Metro Department of Parks & Recreation, TreesLouisville is excited to announce another round of its Residential Shade Tree Rebate Program!

Since nearly 70 percent of available planting space in Jefferson County is privately owned, planting a tree at home is one of the best and easiest ways you can help expand our community tree canopy and grow a greener, healthier neighborhood.

To participate, purchase and plant an eligible shade tree on your residential property and apply to receive $30 back on up to three trees. This program is open to residents of Jefferson County, KY on a first-come, first-serve basis until all funds have been claimed. For full eligibility requirements or to apply, visit treeslouisville.org/rebate or find a brochure at your local garden center.


Are you a local business owner, or do you want to be? Louisville Metro Government's economic development team administers local incentives and loan programs, which assist with start-up capital, working capital, capital improvements to commercial and public properties, and helps low and moderate income individuals start a microbusiness or improve a existing one. 

If you are interested in applying for a loan to help your business click here.

Recycling Cart Update


Although the first round of recycling cart deliveries is complete, there are still a lot of recyclers that have yet to receive one. If you’re still waiting, here’s what you need to know:

1. If you have not already filled out the Recycling Cart Request Form, do that as soon as possible.

2. If you HAVE filled out the form, please do not fill it out again.

3. We are currently delivering to addresses with Monday recycling collection. When those are complete, we’ll move to addresses with Tuesday recycling collection. Then Wednesday, and so on.

4. This second round of deliveries are being done by our own crews (not contractors). We can only deliver about 85 carts per day and there are over 2,000 requests.

5. While you wait for your new cart, you may continue to use your old recycling bin(s) as well as additional container(s) or cardboard boxes for recycling overflow. You may also utilize one of our recycling drop-off dumpsters. We appreciate your patience!

The new every other week recycling schedule begins this week. The week of July 19 will be the first week with no recycling collection. Keep up with the schedule by downloading the Recycle Coach app.

Learn more about this recycling cart project at Louisvilleky.gov/RecycleMore.

Pop-Up Drop-Off Event


Saturday, July 24 from 10AM- 2PM
Metro Fleet Services, 3515 Newburg Road

Accepted Items: 

  • Up to 3 electronic items (recycled)
  • Metal & appliances, no refrigerators or any items containing coolant (recycled) 
  • Up to 4 passenger tires (recycled)
  • Household recyclables, follow curbside rules (recycled)
  • Yard waste, follow curbside rules, wooden pallets (composted)
  • Large household items (landfilled) 
  • Documents for shredding (recycled)
  • Prescription medication (disposed properly)

Click here for more information.

Event flyer in Spanish

Louisville Youth Network Resources


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Family Fun Run & Walk


Saturday, July 31 from 9AM-1:30PM

Interested in supporting Tom Sawyer State Park while getting some exercise and outdoors time? This event is for you!

Click here to get tickets.

Shakespeare in the Libraries tour


Shakespeare’s famous romantic comedy is brought to life in this comical live, two-actor performance. The audience will be engaged with Kentucky Shakespeare’s professional actors in a creative show that focuses on the importance of self-respect, self-esteem, healthy relationships, and conflict resolution. Ages 6+  https://www.facebook.com/events/524539252201234

Saturday, July 24, 11:00 AM -- Northeast Regional

Friday, July 30, 11:00 AM -- St Matthews

Other Free Programs & Activities

LFPL has lots of free programs, storytimes, and other activities for kids and teens this summer.

Learn more at www.LFPL.org/events.

Jeffersontown Summer Beer Fest


Saturday, July 17 from 4-8PM

Summertime is here and J-Town Beer Fest is BACK! It is time to find your perfect summer go-to beer for festival fun and patio pleasure sipping! Choose from more than 85+ craft beers, wines, and sizzling seltzers. In its 6th year, this event returns to the J-Town Pavilion and 3rd Turn’s Kentucky Corner PLUS an expanded footprint has been added to include Neal Drive. Two live music stages will turn up the heat, but we’ve got you covered with the Cox's Cigar Lounge next to the pavilion and our Kentucky Corner behind 3rd Turn.

For more information on this event click here.

Lou City FC Home Game


Saturday, July 17 at 7:30PM

Come out to the new Lynn Family Stadium and watch Lou City FC continue their impressive season after they jumped into first place of the Central Division after defeating OKC Energy FC this past week. They take on Atlanta United 2 in their next match. Come watch and cheer them on as they look to continue their hot streak!

Click here for ticket information.

National Night Out


Tuesday, August 3 from 5-8PM

ALI Documentary Screening - FREE


Tuesday, July 20 at 8:30PM

The Iroquois amphitheater will show the new film "City of Ali" on July 20. This 80-minute documentary captures some of the stories and events that occurred in Muhammad’s hometown of Louisville during the week between his passing and his memorial.

Click here to learn more. 

Just 4 Fun!


Decisions, decisions...

  • Would you rather it be hot all the time or cold all the time?
  • Would you rather have unlimited pizza for life or unlimited tacos for life?
  • Would you rather be super fast or super strong?
  • Would you rather find $5 on the ground or find all your missing socks?
  • Would you rather be seated on an airplane between two arguing passengers or next to a screaming infant?
  • Would you rather have an unlimited gift certificate to a restaurant or a clothing store?
  • Would you rather have one wish granted today or three wishes granted ten years from now?
  • Would you rather speak every language fluently or play every instrument beautifully?
  • Would you rather stay in bed and watch your favorite movie or go out to a huge party?
  • Would you rather be able to wake up early or be able to go to bed early?
  • Would you rather have a coffee mug (or your drink of choice) that instantly refills itself when empty or have free overnight shipping for the rest of your life?
  • Would you rather never have to get a haircut again or never have to do laundry because your clothes are always clean no matter what?
  • Would you rather meet your ancestors or meet your future descendants?

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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