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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Logan Fogle

Legislative Assistant

(502) 574-3454

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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


Hello Neighbors and Friends,

I hope to see you tomorrow (Saturday, November 6th) for 'Muffins with McCraney.' Joining me will be State Representative Tina Bojanowski (32nd Legislative District), and Jeff Noble, Legislative Assistant (District 26) and Ad Hoc Committee on Redistricting map expert.

Topics to be discussed:

1. Redistricting 

2. VA Medical Center (construction, etc.)

3. ARP Funding

4. Public Safety

5. Infrastructure (State roads, sound barriers, etc.)

6. Anticipated state legislation

7. Anything that you want to ask or voice your opinion about!

Upon arrival, see me to obtain a beverage and muffin ticket. Upon receipt, place your order at the counter and hand the ticket to the barista. Once you receive your choice of beverage and muffin, join me for a conversation.

Come as you are! Invite a neighbor! Enjoy other District 7 residents!

See you there...


Evolve502 & District 7


Last year, I committed District 7 funds to Evolve502, a nonprofit helping JCPS students pursue a free two-year college degree, certificate, or training. The Evolve502 Scholarship allows eligible students to begin postsecondary studies tuition-free at any Kentucky Community and Technical College school, or Simmons College of Kentucky.

Evolve502 promised to keep me updated on how many students from District 7 enrolled in postsecondary education using the Evolve502 Scholarship. From the class of 2021, 14 students living in District 7 enrolled in postsecondary education through Evolve502. In total, nearly 600 JCPS students started on the path to postsecondary education tuition-free in August 2021.

Evolve502 is known as "Louisville's Promise." We certainly believe there is a promising future for these District 7 enrollees!

Metro Council Meeting Summary

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At the last Metro Council meeting several pieces of legislation passed. Here are the highlights:

Animal Abuse Ordinance

As detailed in last week's eNews, the ordinance I sponsored to address the undeniable link between the abuse of animals and violence against children or adults in the home passed unanimously. Thank you very much to all of you who wrote and called my office to thank me for sponsoring this legislation. 

SAFE Program Funding

resolution passed to continue the funding for the Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE) Program at UofL Hospital. This program provides medical services to victims of sexual assault. This year, there was debate regarding oversight and review of the cases handled by nurses in the program. To allow for transparency and improved communication, an annual report will be provided by the SAFE Program to Metro Council. To quote directly from the resolution, "The report will include a complete review of the current processes, peer-review, and exam outcomes performed by the SAFE Program." The resolution was approved unanimously out of Committee and sent to Council. Before casting my vote on this resolution at Thursday's Council meeting, I asked about the previously discussed amendment to require additional review of cases. It was confirmed that the requirement for a physician review of cases had been removed from the resolution. Therefore, I voted for the extended contract and it was approved by Council. 

More Trees

Did you know that the city of Louisville is known as an urban heat island? Rural areas have more plants, trees and grass than urban areas. Cities have sidewalks, streets, parking lots and buildings that trap more heat than grass and plants. This causes Louisville to routinely be hotter than surrounding rural areas. A resolution passed Council last week providing funds to buy more trees to add to Louisville's tree canopy.  

Outdoor Dining

The Council voted to extend the period allowing temporary use of parking lots, open areas, and sidewalks for outdoor dining in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses will now have these options through the end of 2022. 

Click here to view the full agenda.



Groundbreaking Ceremony Online Only




The groundbreaking ceremony for the VA Medical Center will be ONLINE ONLY for the general public. Out of an abundance of caution given the current COVID status for Jefferson County, this event is being hosted as a “virtual event” and will broadcast live via the Robley Rex VA Medical Center Facebook page.  Regrettably, this will not be conducted as a public event.

Tune in here on November 11th.


A neighborhood meeting regarding building an activity center for the Islamic School of Louisville at 8215 Old Westport Road will be held on November 16th at 6:00 pm

For specific details please click here.

For basic details of the case please click here.

The meeting will be held via Zoom at this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4748500964?pwd=RGk5YXZXL2dlQ1lHeUh1MjJXWmw0Zz09 


LWV Community Forum


The Great Divide - Community Forum


Racial Reckoning | Policing Forum



Art in City Hall


Art in City Hall is an annual exhibition program developed through a partnership of the Metro Council and the city’s Commission on Public Art (COPA), and administered through Louisville Forward. The program invites artists to submit works of art which are reviewed and selected for the exhibition by a Selection Committee. Selected artworks are exhibited for a one-year period in the entrance lobby, hallways, and public spaces within City Hall. Each artist selected to exhibit their work receives a $500 honorarium.

Click here for more information.

Honoring Louisville Veterans


Mayor’s Week of Valor honors Louisville veterans and  active-duty service members

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (October 29, 2021) – Mayor Greg Fischer and the Veterans Community Alliance of Louisville today announced the eighth annual Mayor’s Week of Valor – a series of events to honor and celebrate the contributions and sacrifices of active-duty military, veterans and their families.  

Coinciding with Veterans Day, the 2021 Mayor’s Week of Valor will feature 17 educational, patriotic, community or civic events Nov. 2 through Nov. 13, 2021.  

“We honor our veterans because our country’s enduring freedoms exist because throughout our history, brave men and women have stepped forward to join our military and defend the United States of America to keep us safe and to keep us free,” the Mayor said. “We’re asking everyone across the community to participate in the Week of Valor and to find some way to recognize, support, and honor our veterans.”

In keeping with COVID guidelines, several events this year are virtual. Others are drive-through or outdoors with limited attendance so guests can spread out.

Events include a Virtual 22 Push-Up Challenge on Nov. 6, USA Cares’ March of Valor on Nov. 7, and Age Friendly Louisville’s Virtual Veterans Appreciation event on Nov. 11. Also on Nov. 11, the VA will host a groundbreaking ceremony for a new VA Medical Center in Louisville.

One special feature of the week is the Veterans Day Parade taking place on Saturday, Nov. 6, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Southeast Christian Church campus, 920 Blankenbaker Pkwy. This year’s event will once again be a Parade in Reverse, meaning that the different parade units will be stationary, and the crowd will drive through the parade grounds, honking horns and waving flags in celebration. For more information, contact Treva Brockman at (502) 552-1131 or tpbrockman@gmail.com.

See the full of Week of Valor calendar here.  

The Mayor’s Week of Valor is supported by the Veterans Community Alliance of Louisville (VCAL). VCAL is an initiative launched in 2014 by a group of young professionals participating in Leadership Louisville’s Ignite program in conjunction with Volunteers of America of Kentucky and Seven Counties Services. VCAL’s mission is to create an integrated network of support for veterans and their families by coordinating services, resources and initiatives to increase communication across organizational lines, enhance quality and delivery of services and promote veteran-friendly community relations in Louisville. 

To learn more about Mayor’s Week of Valor events and the Veterans Community Alliance of Louisville, visit Facebook at @VCALouisville.



Veteran's Club Military Suicide Awareness


Saturday, November 6th,

9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Veteran's Club is hosting the 5th annual 22 Push-Up Challenge to bring awareness to Military Suicide. This event challenges the community to do 22 push-ups in remembrance of the 22 Veterans who die by suicide each day across our nation. 

Each participant who completes the 22 push-ups will receive a challenge coin. This is free to event and refreshments will be provided by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. 

For more information contact Sarah Jemison at 757-339-6342 or sjemison@sevencounties.org

Waterfront Park, 129 River Rd., Louisville, KY 40202

Veterans Day Parade


Nov. 6th, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Join us this Saturday from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM as we honor and celebrate Kentucky area Veterans for their service to our country! 

Enter the Corridor of Freedom at Southeast Christian Church and drive-through waving to Veterans. This parade "in reverse" will feature Veteran & military units who will be stationed along the parade route, while residents are highly encouraged to decorate their vehicles with flags and positive messages for the Veterans! 

This is a family friendly event and a great chance for the kids to participate in thanking the men and women who have fought both in the past and currently to keep our country safe. 

For more information check out our Facebook Event page, or head over to our website

Veterans, it is not too late to sign up to participate in the parade! We want to see you there! If you are a US Veteran or Military, please click here and sign up today! 

Thank you, US Veterans for all your sacrifices for our great country. 

920 Blankenbaker Pkwy., Louisville, KY 40243

Veterans Appreciation Day


Wednesday, November 10th, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This year, KVIC would like to show their support for all the sacrifices Veterans have made through offering resources and support by hosting the Veterans Appreciation Day

The event will include a classic car show, great food, live music, and a display of military vehicles. This is a free event. 

For more information contact Lori Paris at 502-287-4620 or lori.paris@va.gov 

Bowman Field, 2805 Taylorsville Rd., Louisville, KY 40205

JCPS Vaccination Clinic


JCPS is holding a two-day vaccination clinic for all students ages 5 and up. The clinics will be set up at 24 schools across the district. 

Families can register for the vaccination on the JCPS website. A limited number of walk-ins will be accommodated.

While the primary focus for the clinics is on children 5-11, all eligible students will be available to receive the vaccination during the clinics. Eligible family and staff members will be able to receive Pfizer booster shots as well.

The clinics will be held November 13-14. The second round of shots will be available on December 4-5.

District 7 Sites

Kammerer Middle School, 7315 Wesboro Rd

Waggener High School, 330 S. Hubbards Lane

Click here for more information and a full list of vaccination sites.

Volunteer with Harbor House


From Harbor House:

We are still searching for some more volunteers for our upcoming Appreciation Dinner that will be on Thursday, December 2nd at the Gillespie. Currently, we are looking for: 

  • 3 more people to assist with setup- setup begins at 9 am, and we want to wrap up around 3:30 pm or 4 pm. 
  • 6-8 more people to help during our event- tasks include greeting guests with programs, directing guests to certain locations (ex: bar, bathrooms, buffet line, etc.), and help catering service by serving food on the buffet line. 
  • If volunteers who help during the event could stay to assist with teardown, we would very much appreciate it. 

We are also looking for any corporation, extra curricular organizations, or student affiliated organizations that may be interested in volunteering to do landscaping cleanup and reorganizing our storage space at one of our Respite Homes. With the seasons changing, we are looking for a group of individuals who can generously donate their time to gather leaves around our property, collect trash from our parking lot and tree lines, and tame our raised therapy garden beds. 

For those who are interested in volunteering to help with landscaping, we ask that you all supply your own equipment such as: 

  • rakes 
  • gardening gloves 
  • trash bags 
  • leaf blower(s) 
  • extension cord(s)

For those who would like more information on the upcoming volunteer opportunities and how to get involved, please contact our Communications and Outreach Coordinator Mikayla Meek by email at mmeek@hhlou.org or by phone at 502-719-0072 ext. 520. Any time you can donate will be very much appreciated!

Click here for more information on Harbor House.

Fall Leaf Maintenance & Drop Off


The Metro Public Works free leaf drop-off sites will be open Tuesday-Saturdays, November 9 through December 11. Drop-off will not be available on November 25 and 26 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Only loose leaves will be accepted. Containers used to bring leaves to the drop-off sites must be taken back by residents

Locations and hours starting Tuesday, November 9:

Public Works Yard

10500 Lower River Road (enter from Bethany Lane)

Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Public Works East District Operations Center

595 North Hubbards Lane

Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Shawnee Park

230 Southwestern Parkway (Athletic Complex)

Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Waste Reduction Center

636 Meriwether Avenue

Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Remember: Mowing over leaves to mulch them back into your lawn is a great option for reducing waste. Mulching not only returns vital nutrients to the soil, but experts say that it can help your grass grow even better the following year! Never blow leaves into the street! 



An Art Affair


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Middletown Library Opening


Once Upon an Orchestra


From LFPL:

Families are invited to join Louisville Orchestra ensembles for a fun, interactive storytelling through music performance.

Participants of all ages will enjoy a 60-minute program that weaves together storytelling adventures with creative music making.

We’ll even show you how to make instruments from recycled materials and you will get to take home your very own instrument!

St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Ave

Tue., Nov. 16, 6:00 PM - St. Matthews: Storytelling Adventure

Northeast Regional Library, 15 Bellevoir Cir.

Wed., Dec. 8, 6:00 PM - Northeast Regional: Michael Finney & the Magic Songbook

Muhammad Ali Center Event


Attention Young Leaders Ages 16-24! You are invited to attend the first annual “YOUth are the Greatest!” celebration! Taking place in conjunction with the 8th Annual Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards, this unique event celebrates the incredible contributions that our young people have made throughout our community over the past year. Louisville is growing and healing, and we owe YOU, our youth, a major thanks for your courage and your conviction to build a more just, equitable, and healthy community for all. Join the Muhammad Ali Center as we celebrate your fellow activists, entrepreneurs, and artists. Enjoy a night full of food, music, games, amazing performances by local artists, and connect with local youth vendors and youth-run organizations. Additionally, all attendees will have exclusive after-hours access Muhammad Ali Center exhibits! 

Click here for more information.


Life Hacks!


Safety Reminder:



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.

LMPD 8th Division Crime Map

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State Government Website Information


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Kentucky General Assembly

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If you do not wish to be photographed, please inform logan.fogle@louisvilleky.gov prior to event attendance.