Louisville Earns National Grant to Help Reach 55,000 Degrees Goal
55,000 Degrees, Louisville’s education movement, has been awarded a $200,000 grant by the Lumina Foundation to further the community’s ambitious goal – half of the working-age adults with college degrees by 2020.
Vision Louisville Launches Third Phase
In a public meeting celebrating the completion of Phase 2 of Vision Louisville, Mayor Greg Fischer called for the city to take bold steps to achieve a connected, creative, competitive and compassionate Louisville.
Mayor Creates Bourbon and Local Food Work Group
Standing behind the bar at Bourbons Bistro with hundreds of bottles of aged Kentucky bourbon behind him, Mayor Greg Fischer today proclaimed that Louisville will become the world’s best culinary and spirits city — and he signed an executive order to put the city on that path.
Philippine Relief Effort Underway as Filipino Choir Visits Louisville
Louisville will show its compassion this holiday weekend as a Filipino choir attends the Sing ‘n’ Joy International Choral Festival & Competition at Christmas at the Galt House Hotel.
City Bells to Ring Friday to Mark Kennedy Assassination
The bells atop the Louisville City Hall tower will ring this Friday, November 22 to mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today. The bells will sound for 60 seconds beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Louisville Hits Historic Number of College Degrees
More people in Louisville have college degrees than ever before. The finding is one of several measures of progress in educational attainment in the 55,000 Degrees annual report released today.
Mayor and Superintendent Declare Joint Commitment to Improve Education
To compete in the 21st century global economy, Louisville must have an educated workforce that drives innovation, development and the creation of opportunity. That means significantly increasing the number of students who are prepared to succeed in school and life, Mayor Greg Fischer said today as he and Dr. Donna Hargens, Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent, signed a Joint Commitment to Improve Education Outcomes for Louisville.
Mayor Fischer Named a Public Official of the Year
Citing his work to create a city of compassion and innovation, Governing Magazine today named Mayor Greg Fischer to its prestigious Public Officials of the Year awards
Veterans Day Parade Set for November 11
To honor the service and sacrifices of veterans and active duty military, the UAW 862/Ford Motor Company Veteran’s Day Parade and other activities will take place downtown, Mon., Nov. 11, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.
Mayor Asks Water Co. to Lower Proposed Rate Increase
Saying he believes that Louisville Water Company can find efficiencies and cut costs, Mayor Greg Fischer today asked the utility to reduce its planned rate increase.
Early Childhood Learning Center Dedicated for George Unseld
Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) Superintendent Donna Hargens joined Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, students, members of the Unseld family, and community leaders in the dedication of the new George Unseld Early Childhood Learning Center. Unseld was a former JCPS administrator and Metro Councilman and was an active supporter of education.
Louisville Places 200th Family in Home Ownership Program
A single father with three children has closed on a home in Louisville’s Okolona area, becoming the 200th to gain ownership through the Section 8 Home Ownership program operated by the Louisville Metro Housing Authority
Louisville to Host Celebration of Belle's 100th Birthday
Next year Louisville will be the host of the Centennial Festival of Riverboats, a historic gathering and celebration of American riverboat heritage occurring downtown October 14-19, 2014. The event is being held to honor the 100th birthday of the Belle of Louisville.
Fischer Named "City Official of the Year"
Citing his leadership, innovation and success in building a stronger economy, the Kentucky League of Cities has named Mayor Greg Fischer the 2013 Elected City Official of the Year.
Affordable Health Insurance Now Available Through kynect
Today marked the start of open enrollment in the state’s health benefit exchange, kynect. The insurance marketplace will offer affordable health coverage for the first time to 640,000 uninsured Kentuckians.
Louisville Shares in National Law Enforcement Funding
The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) today announced funding awards to 263 cities and counties, aimed at creating 937 law enforcement positions including five new school safety officers in Louisville
Mayor's Office Relocates to IdeaFestival
Mayor Greg Fischer and his leadership team will relocate their offices to the IdeaFestival this week, a move designed to encourage breakthrough thinking. For the second year, city government is also holding a series of workshops to promote innovation in government during the first day of the festival on Wednesday.
Park(ing) Week Brings Mini Parks, Special Events to Jefferson St.
The first parking and traffic lane of Jefferson Street in front of Metro Hall has been transformed into a series of mini parks, with trees, sod and architectural structures -- all for Louisville Park(ing) Week