April 15, 2024

District 7 eNews *USE
Councilwoman Paula McCraney

Dr. Paula McCraney

President Pro-Tem
Majority Caucus Chairwoman
601 W. Jefferson Street
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 574-1107


Legislative Assistant
Kristian Dudgeon (502) 574-3454 


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Phone Numbers of

Air Pollution: 574-6000

Animal Services:

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) 574-2111

Metro Safe: 574-7111

MSD: 540-6000

PARC: 587-7275

Poison Control: 589-8222

Property Valuation Administration:

Public Works: 574-5810

Solid Waste Management (SWMS): 574-3571

TARC: 585-1234

Veteran's Affairs: 595-4447




























In this Issue


Hello Neighbors & Friends,

We had a nice turnout for Saturday’s Brightside neighborhood cleanup in District 7. Wonderful and energetic volunteers showed up one by one to care for our beautiful community. As volunteers arrived, they received a t-shirt, gloves, and a trash bag. After a visit by the police chief of the City of Northfield, who kindly offered the department's services if we needed them to pick up used needles or deal with something that requires their attention, and a few instructions by yours truly, we got right to work saving the environment.



During the cleanup, volunteers cleared mounds of trash accumulated over time in the bushes behind the McDonald’s restaurant on Brownsboro Road, across from Holiday Manor. Shoutout to the brave volunteers from All Peoples Church and members of the girls Cross Country team at Ballard High School. The cleanup could not have happened without them!


A steady stream of vehicles drove through the McDonald’s drive-through, but that did not distract us from cleaning up the many soft drink cups and straws, glass bottles, cans, and plastic objects. In addition to perishable and non-perishable items, volunteers threw away damaged clothes and children’s books left behind when police cleared a homeless encampment behind the brush several months ago.

The pictures below depict the labor of love shown for our neighborhood on Saturday. We stepped over a trench into puddles of water or mud and bent underneath tree branches and wild foliage to pick up litter and unsightly, dirty items. As you will also notice in the pictures, we filled approximately 19 trash bags. We could have filled 19 more trash bags but ran out of them. However, there was no shortage of garbage in the area.




Because there was much more litter than trash bags or manpower on Saturday, I hope we can get on the Public Works Clean Collaborative Team's agenda, so that they can pick up the remainder of the items. We will contact them this week. In the meantime, I want to give another huge THANK YOU to all the volunteers who participated on Saturday, and kudos to my assistant, Kristian, for capturing the pictures. I appreciate everyone's efforts and am grateful for community service oriented neighbors. They're simply the best!


Grand Opening Celebrations


Please join us for a ribbon cutting in the green space area at Westport Village to celebrate three new businesses: Scout Aesthetics, Three Dog Bakery and MatchSet, scheduled for Tuesday, April 16th at 10:00 a.m.

Come out to enjoy a DJ, donuts and be one of the first to visit these new wonderful businesses in our community!

Pancakes with Police


Shakespeare @ Windy Hills Green

Bring a chair, and meet us there!

Visit the KY Shakespeare website for more information.


Ladies' Night Out


A NEW event at Westport Village on April 25th from 5:00 -8:00 p.m.

Expect to find sips with Wild Eggs, a photo opp sponsored by Wild Eggs {with backdrop by Oberer’s Flowers}, pop-up vendors in the green space, a live DJ and our shops open late for a great opportunity to find your last-minute Derby looks! Visit westportvillage.com for more information. 


d7 tour

Embark on an enriching journey with us as we visit the heart of West Louisville. This exclusive tour is tailored for the residents of District 7, offering an immersive experience of the rich tapestry of culture, history, and community essence that defines West Louisville. Tickets can be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating is limited!

Secure your free ticket(s) today by scanning the QR code above or clicking here. Each household can claim up to four (4) tickets (exceptions may apply).

If tickets appear to be sold out, don't worry! There will be more available in the near future. Please stay tuned to the updates in future newsletters.

Event Contact: Kristian Dudgeon, District 7 Legislative Assistant 

Email: kristian.dudgeon@louisvilleky.gov Phone: 574-3454

Metro Council News

Louisville Metro Council

The Louisville Metro Council held its regularly scheduled Council meeting Thursday, April 11, 2024.

Click the photo below to watch the meeting summary on YouTube. 


The next Metro Council meeting is Thursday, April 25th, with a special start time of 4:00 p.m. During this time, Mayor Greenberg will present the 2024-2025 fiscal year budget.

To see all meetings on Facebook Live, go to the Metro Council Facebook page by clicking here.

The public can also view all council and committee meetings on Metro TV, Spectrum Cable Channel 184 or on UVERSE at Channel 99.  Proceedings are live streamed from the Metro Council Clerk’s Archived Media page here.

To watch the Council meeting and access the agenda and related attachments, click HERE.

These proceedings can also be viewed live on Metro TV, Spectrum Cable Channel 184, or UVERSE Channel 99, or streamed live from Swagit’s page at https://louisvilleky.new.swagit.com/views/506/ (only when live) and on Facebook on the Louisville Metro Council’s page at https://www.facebook.com/LouisvilleMetroCouncil (when live and after the meeting).

State Government News



As we look back on the recent 10-day veto recess, it's clear that Governor Beshear approached the task with the seriousness it deserved. Over ten days, he meticulously reviewed the legislative work completed during the initial 58 days of the session. During this time, he exercised his constitutional prerogatives—choosing to veto, sign, or passively allow bills to become law. This procedural phase of reflection represents a cornerstone of the checks and balances that safeguard our democracy.

As these vetoed bills return to the legislature for the final two days of the session today, Friday, April 12, and again on Monday, April 15, we are presented with a clear snapshot of where the Governor and supermajority's visions align and diverge. Here are the pieces of legislation that Governor Beshear felt compelled to veto or alter through line-item veto, setting the stage for a critical examination and potential override discussions in the coming days.

Click the link below or the QR code here to read Senator Berg's eNews in its entirety and a list of vetoed bills:

Legislative Update - Senator Karen Berg 4-12-24.docx



Voter Registration Deadline


The 2024 Primary Election is May 21, 2024.

The registration deadline for the 2024 Primary Election is April 22, 2024 4:00 p.m. local time.

If you were not registered on or before this date, you are not eligible to request an absentee ballot or vote in person during the Election. To learn more about your registration status, or register online, please visit: elections.jeffersoncountyclerk.org/registration-deadlines/

Notice of Public Meeting


You are invited to attend a review for a VARIANCE to allow a proposed single-family residence to encroach into the required street side yard setback.
Subject Property: 8901 Prospect St
Case Number: 24-VARIANCE-0029
Case Manager: MARK PINTO (mark.pinto@louisvilleky.gov)
Meeting Type: Board of Zoning Adjustment
Meeting Date: Monday, April 22, 2024
Time: Meeting will begin at 1:00 PM and continue until all cases are heard
Location: 514 W Liberty Street, 40202 (OLD JAIL BUILDING)

To participate online, and view meeting agenda, staff report, and case material, please scan the QR code or click here.

ABC Public Notice


Viking Hospitality Solutions, LLC, 3205 West Mount Zion Road, Crestwood, KY 40014, hereby declares intentions to apply for an NQ-4 Retail Malt Beverage Drink License, Special Sunday Retail Drink License, Quota Retail Drink, Caterer's and transitional licenses no later than April 15, 2024. The business to be licensed will be located at 4864 Brownsboro Road, Louisville, KY 40207, doing business as Anoosh Bistro.

Any person, association, corporation, or body politic may protest the granting of the license by writing the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 500 Mero St 2NE33 Frankfort, Kentucky 40601, fax http://www.abc.ky.gov 40601-8400, within 30 days (KRS 243.430) of the date of this legal publication. Publication Dates L00000000

Click here to view the full notice. 

Bull Run Townhome Update

Click here to view the notice on the District 7 website. 


PVA Community Meetings


KY Homestead Exemption


Opportunities for Public Comment

KYTC I-64 Interchange + Connector Study


Main Remade Project - Feedback due 4/16


The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) recently held a public meeting to update residents on planned improvements for phase one of the Main Remade project in Jefferson County. The project is designed to improve safety and accessibility along one of downtown Louisville’s key business, residential, and tourism corridors – Main Street.

Phase one of the project will convert Main Street from the current one-way street into a two-way street between Wenzel Street and 2nd Street. In addition to the one-way to two-way configuration, other improvements to the corridor include upgrades to crosswalks and intersections, a protected bike lane, dedicated left-turn lanes, and new traffic signals. Improvements will occur in three phases with construction on phase one expected to begin as soon as late 2024. Throughout construction, Main Street will remain open to traffic.

KYTC is currently seeking public comments on this project.

Click here to submit a comment before the deadline on Tuesday, April 16.

DOJ Public Community Meeting

The Department of Justice is seeking feedback from the public regarding the findings in its report. The next meeting will be held virtually on April 16 via Zoom. Click here to view the full report.

For questions, concerns, or to submit your feedback, email the community inbox (Community.Louisville@usdoj.gov) or call 844-920-1460.


Public Works Updates

kNOw Waste Composting Program

Click here to register. 


Vision Zero Annual Report


Louisville Metro Public Works recently released the Vision Zero Louisville 2023 Annual Report. The annual report is a requirement of Louisville's Vision Zero ordinance adopted two years ago, which establishes a vision of zero roadway deaths by 2050.

Preliminary figures show that 110 people died on non-interstate roadways in Jefferson County in 2023, including 31 pedestrians. To realize Louisville’s vision of zero roadway deaths by 2050, the city’s transportation safety initiative adheres to the USDOT-recommended Safe System Approach, which prioritizes the prevention of fatal and serious injury crashes through overlapping safety measures.

AP Study Groups at LFPL


Archery Lessons

For questions, call 502-429-7270 or email andrew.spence@ky.gov.


Metro Parks Lifeguard Training

For more information, call 574-1498


Upcoming Events

LFPL Events


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Dancing for Diapers Gala


St. Bernadette Diaper Bank is hosting its inaugural fundraising gala on May 18th! The Diaper Bank Ministry collects diapers to help agencies that assist low-income and homeless families. They supply diapers for children, the elderly, and the disabled. Over the past year, the Diaper Bank has donated over 50,000 diapers a month to 30 various community agencies.

Consider supporting this organization by purchasing a ticket or table for the Dancing for Diapers Gala. You can also show your support by advertising your business in the program booklet that will be taken home by all attendees. For more information, contact Deanna Hornback (saintbernadettediaperbank@gmail.com) via email or at 502-425-2210 Ext. 214. 

Tickets: $20

There will be a $10 buffet dinner, $1 desserts, and cash bar for those interested in arriving early to eat.

Advertisements (Booklet size 5.5” x 8.5”):

$25.00 ¼ Page

$50.00 ½ page

$100.00 Full Page

KY Derby Festival

Click here for a full list of Derby events!

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Just for Fun

Use the numbers to solve the cryptogram below!

Check your answers at the end of the newsletter.


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Have Issues? Contact Metro311


Having issues with high grass, illegal parking, street repairs, or other Code Enforcement concerns in the community?  Contact 311!

Metro311 Service Request Information

  • Submit a Service Request in the online system.
  • Only service requests for the past 30 days will be accessible in the system.  If you need information on an older request, please call Metro 311 for status.
  • To receive email notifications of the status of your service request you must have an account and you must have included your email address when you created your account. You can create a new account and report a new issue.
  • Not all issues you put a service request in for require you to login. Some issues may be submitted anonymously, such as reporting a pothole and property maintenance cases, for instance. But having an account will allow you to track the progress and status of the request.
  • The outlined or highlighted area on the map indicates the area which is serviced by Louisville Metro Government.

If you do not see a category which corresponds to your issue, please call Metro311 at 311. 

Kentucky Drivers License Info

Real ID

For all the details you need regarding the new drivers license please click the link below: 

drive.ky.gov | Real ID

VA Medical Center

March 18

To read about the most recent VA Medical Center construction events, go to: https://www.va.gov/louisville-health-care/programs/new-robley-rex-va-medical-center

To request weekly updates about the construction events, send an email requesting updates to: LOUVAMCCONSTRUCTION@USACE.ARMY.MIL

For ALL construction-related inquiries, please email: LOUVAMCCONSTRUCTION@USACE.ARMY.MIL 

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Safety Reminder

Safety Reminder

Crime Report

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.

Message from the LMPD 8th Division

Please make note of the below tips to help make sure theft doesn't happen to you.

  1. Never leave anything of value in your vehicle; this includes laptops, purses, GPS devices and even loose change.
  2. Do not leave your vehicle running while unattended.
  3. Always lock your vehicle doors.
  4. Remove garage door openers from vehicles when parked outside.
  5. Do not leave your keys in your vehicle, this includes key-fobs.
  6. Do not leave the windows of your vehicle open, or partially open.
  7. Try to park your vehicle in a well-lit area.
  8. Never leave a firearm unprotected in your vehicle.
  9. Immediately report any suspicious person, or vehicle to (502) 574-7111.
Lock Take

Crime Trends

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District Resource Officers (DRO's)

After more than 3 years the 5th Division is happy to announce we have 2 DRO's! DRO's are the "Jack of all Trades" for the community. They are our problem solvers, ambassadors, community representatives and anything else you can think of. Congratulations to Officers John Keeling and Brad Steller, your 5th Division DRO's.

They can be contacted at the links below.

Officer John Keeling

Officer Brad Steller

Community Mental Health Services

Mental Health

Need support now?

If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available.

Call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org

Are you thinking of hurting yourself or ending your life? Text LOU to 741741

Community mental health resources:

Metro United Way's Community Resource Directory can connect you mental health and crisis intervention resources. Or call 211.

Pop-Up l Drop-Off


Need to dispose of unwanted bulk items? Click the link below for details regarding Pop-Up Drop-Off event dates around Louisville.  Click HERE

Accepted Items: 

  • Up to 3 electronic items (recycled)
  • Metal & appliances - no refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers or any items containing Freon (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)

Development Plan 2040


Stay aware of new development in your area!  Sign up for Gov Delivery notifications at:


On January 1, 2019, a new Comprehensive Plan, called Plan 2040, went into effect. As a resident of District 7 (or any district in Louisville), it is important to review the Comprehensive Plan if you are interested in development that is proposed for the neighborhood. The Comprehensive Plan is the guidepost for all development, and the Planning Commission must use it as one of the guiding principles and tools for making decisions regarding the approval or denial of a neighborhood development project.

Read The Comprehensive Plan (Plan 2040)

The Comprehensive Plan is representative of over 6,000 voices, including Metro staff, an advisory committee, and resident volunteers. The Advisory Committee, made up of diverse representatives from neighborhood and community organizations as well as development and business interests, finalized its recommended goals, objectives, and policies on February 21, 2018. 

On April 16, 2018, the Planning Commission recommended the Comprehensive Plan for approval. The document was then reviewed by the Metro Council as well as 12 local municipalities with zoning authority for formal adoption. Those 12 local municipalities are: Anchorage, Douglass Hills, Graymoor-Devondale, Hurstbourne, Indian Hills, Jeffersontown, Lyndon, Middletown, Prospect, Shively, St. Matthews, and St. Regis Park.

Plan 2040 Survey Findings
Plan 2040 Demographic and Economic Projections
Plan 2040 Core Graphics

Government & Politics Information

Gov and Politics

Tune in to View Metro Council Meetings

Metro Council

Louisville Metro Council livestreams all of its regular meetings and committee meetings on Facebook Live.

To see all meetings on Facebook Live, go to the Metro Council Facebook page by clicking here.

The public can also view all council and committee meetings on Metro TV, Spectrum Cable Channel 184 or on UVERSE at Channel 99.  Proceedings are live streamed from the Metro Council Clerk’s Archived Media page here.

To watch the Council meeting and access the agenda and related attachments, click HERE.

State Government Website Information

Commonwealth of KY

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Kentucky General Assembly

KY General Assembly

Click Here to Visit Website for Laws, State Legislators, Watch Bills, etc.

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