District 12 eNewsletter - June 19, 2024


Councilman Rick Blackwell

601 West Jefferson Street 

(502) 574-1112

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Heather Blazis

Legislative Assistant

(502) 574-1112

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LMPD 3rd Division: 574-2135

LMPD Non-emergency: 574- 2111

Shively Police Dept.: 448-6181

PRP Fire Dept.: 935-3878

Shively Fire Dept.: 449-5025

Metro Call: 311 or 574-5000

Metro Animal Services: 473-7387

Metro Codes & Regulations: 574-2508

Metro Public Works: 574-5810

Metro Parks: 574-7275

Louisville Water Company: 583-6610

MSD: 540-6000

LG&E: 589-1444

TARC: 585-1234

Southwest Regional Library: 933-0029

In this edition...



Metro Council Air Conditioner Relief Program

Metro Council Districts 2, 12, 13, and 21 are working with the Community Ministries to provide a limited number of portable AC units to neighbors without functioning air conditioning and have a couple still available. 

Here is a link to apply: tinyurl.com/LvilleMCACProgram.

To qualify you must must:

  • live in one of the relevant districts (Note: If you need to look up a Metro Council District you can use this map.)
  • be at or under 150% of federal poverty*, 
  • have a window that opens and a grounded outlet (this is not a window unit, it is a portable unit that rolls but is vented out a window), 
  • not have functional AC, and 
  • be able to pick the unit up if they are selected.
  • have permission from their landlord to install the unit

All a/c units will be distributed at South Louisville Community Ministries on Friday, June 21.

*Total gross monthly household income must be at or below 150% of the federal poverty level to qualify for this program, currently $1883.00 for a single person, add $673 for each additional person.


Juneteenth Jubilee Celebration 2024 

Juneteenth, also known as Emancipation Day or Freedom Day, commemorates the day on June 19, 1865, when Union General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas and announced that all enslaved people were to be freed. This came two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued and marked a significant turning point in the fight for freedom and equality.

On the website, you'll find resources and information about the history of Juneteenth, as well as details about events and activities happening in Louisville. We believe that Juneteenth is not just a holiday, but a symbol of hope and progress. We're committed to creating a space where people can come together to celebrate this important event and continue the work of building a more just and equitable society.

Juneteenth holiday closings

City Hall will be closed Wednesday, June 19 for the Juneteenth holiday.

Residents who rely on private waste haulers should consult those haulers about holiday collection schedules.

Our three staffed recycling drop-off locations, the Waste Reduction Center, and the Haz Bin will be closed on Wednesday, June 19 for the holiday. A map and complete list of the drop-off sites and regular operating hours can be found at our website.