Count Me In! Hits Major Milestone
One year after Mayor Greg Fischer and the 55,000 Degrees leadership launched the Count Me In! campaign, the “55K” movement has hit a major milestone with over 10,000 degrees pledged. This type of community engagement will help ensure Louisville will reach its ambitious goal of an additional 55,000 college degrees by 2020.
Kindergarten Countdown Prepares Kids for First Day of School
Surrounded by preschool children, Mayor Greg Fischer joined school and community leaders to launch the 2013 Kindergarten Countdown which helps prepare students entering school for the first time – a critical point for early academic success.
Waterfront Independence Festival Returns July 3, 4
Mayor Greg Fischer, Waterfront Development Corporation President David Karem and Fifth Third Bank CEO Tom Partridge announced plans today for the 2013 Fifth Third Bank Waterfront Independence Festival. The event features two days of FREE music, FREE children’s activities, festival food, fireworks, and fun.
Rally to Encourage High School Graduates to Go On to College
More than 90 percent of Jefferson County Public Schools graduates apply to college. But only two-thirds of those graduates enter colleges and universities in the fall. It’s part of a nationwide problem called “summer melt” that 55,000 Degrees, Jefferson County Public Schools and education partners are working to overcome with a new event this Saturday at the Muhammad Ali Center.
Fischer Proposes Balanced Budget
Mayor Greg Fischer today proposed a balanced budget for the new fiscal year that does not raise taxes but makes long-needed and deferred infrastructure investments, including paving roads across Louisville, installing 28 new miles of bike lanes and increasing funding to community ministries.
Festival of Faiths Helps Set Stage for Dalai Lama
As an enthusiastic show of support for the May 2013 Festival of Faiths, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer is serving as the Honorary Co-Chair of the event, which will take place May 14-19 at Actors Theatre of Louisville and The Galt House Hotel.
Mayor Honors Outstanding High School Seniors
Public, private and Catholic students who have excelled in and out of the classroom are being honored today by Mayor Greg Fischer as recipients of the annual Mayor’s Outstanding High School Seniors Award. Fischer will present the honor to 49 students this evening at 7:15 p.m., following a reception at Louisville Metro Hall.
City Begins Search for New Animal Services Director
Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that he will begin an immediate search for a new director of Metro Animal Services, following the news that Justin Scally has accepted a new leadership position in Washington D.C.
Hike, Bike & Paddle Returns Memorial Day
Thousands of cyclists, paddlers and walkers will be in motion this Memorial Day during the 17th Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Subway Fresh Fit Hike, Bike & Paddle May 27 at Waterfront Park.
Mayor Announces New City Race Series Starting Memorial Day
The city is creating a new series of four running races each year – the KentuckyOne Health Four De Lis Classic Series – that Mayor Greg Fischer said are designed to make Louisville an even stronger road racing city and a healthier community.
Speed Museum Exceeds Funding for $50 Million Expansion
The Speed Art Museum announced today that it exceeded its $50 million Changing Speed fundraising goal for the Museum’s major renovation and expansion project by $334,000, bringing the total amount raised to $50,334,000.
City Receives Near-Perfect Annual Financial Audits
Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Louisville Metro Government has received its annual financial audits with only one reportable deficiency, a first for the merged government.
Mayor Awards Prizes for Innovations That Fuel College Degrees
Two teams with innovative concepts that use technology to increase the number of college graduates will split a $20,000 grand prize in the 55,000 Degrees Innovation in Education Attainment Competition.
Give A Day Week Produces 107,000 Volunteers, Acts of Compassion
With people engaging in actions ranging from creating emergency food kits to providing stuffed animals for kids in crisis to renovating abandoned houses for needy families, Louisville’s second annual Give A Day week of service scored big with more than 107,000 volunteers and acts of caring.
Report a Pothole? Find Junk Pick-Up Date? Tweet it to @LouMetro311
Continuing his commitment to helping citizens communicate in the most efficient and effective way with their government, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Metro311 is now on Twitter.
Louisville to Set Record During Give A Day Week of Service
Police officers will help build a new home for a needy family. Store managers will create emergency food kits. Students at more than 150 schools will tackle projects throughout the community. Those and hundreds of other projects and initiatives will be happening during the annual Give A Day week of community service, April 13-21, which helps launch the 2013 Kentucky Derby Festival.
Mayor Declares Monday Ware Red Day, Version 2.0
There should be just one color visible on Monday in Louisville -- Cardinal Red, Mayor Greg Fischer said, as he declared it Ware Red Day, Version 2.0.
Give A Day to Help Someone Get a College Degree
Helping others earn a college degree is an act of compassion that can make a lifetime of difference. That’s why Mayor Greg Fischer and 55,000 Degrees are calling on citizens, civic groups and business leaders to join the community movement and pledge their support during Give A Day Week, April 13-21.
Fischer Makes High-Proof Bets on Final Four Games With Wichita, Berkeley Mayors
Saying he wanted to help “take the sting” out of tough losses this weekend, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer today made friendly — and flavorful — bets with the mayors of Wichita and Berkeley.
Mayor Declares Friday 'Cardinal Red Day'
Saying he wants the city to break its own “world record” for the most people wearing red in one day, Mayor Greg Fischer today declared Friday as Cardinal Red Day in Louisville.