City Wins National Google Award for Online Business Support
The city’s efforts to get more businesses online has led to Louisville being named one of three winners of the national Get Your Business Online City Challenge sponsored by Google and the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM).
500 Youth Will Benefit From New Right Turn Programs
Five hundred Louisville youth involved in the juvenile justice system have new resources to get back on the right path for completing school, planning for careers, getting training and finding employment with two new programs, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.
Mayor Requests Review of Alleged Animal Services Incident
The Metro Council’s decision to appoint an ad hoc committee to examine allegations involving a dog at Louisville Metro Animal Services — without first receiving the information that the Animals Services team had offered for weeks to provide them — led Mayor Greg Fischer today to ask the city’s Public Integrity Unit to review the incident.
Vacant Space on Main St. to Become Arts, Performance Space
A vacant block of West Main Street downtown will be turned into a temporary plaza with art, music, movies and craft beer, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.
Cultural Pass Drawing Set to Begin
Children who stamped their Cultural Pass at eight or more locations this summer are eligible for a drawing for numerous prizes!
Mayor Signs Resolution Asking General Assembly to Restore Voting Rights
Saying that people who have served their time for felony criminal offenses deserve the right to be full citizens again, Mayor Greg Fischer today signed a resolution urging the state legislature to restore voting rights for felons.
New Art Exhibit Features Three Local Artists at Metro Hall
From vivid images taken from Greek mythology to richly colored thoroughbred horses to paintings of Louisville street scenes that capture the personality of the city, three artists use their creations as a gateway to exploring more complicated issues in a new exhibit at Louisville’s historic Metro Hall.
Kindergarten Countdown Fair is August 5
Hundreds of 5-year-olds are expected to swarm Louisville Slugger Field the evening of August 5 for the annual Kindergarten Countdown Fair – the main event of the city’s yearly initiative to help prepare students entering school for the first time.
Mayor Announces Increased Focus on Civic Innovation, Other Staff Changes
Mayor Greg Fischer today announced several key personnel changes including a Chief of Civic Innovation, a new general counsel, new department heads for human resources and technology and a new leader for the city’s snow and ice removal team.
Mayor's SummerWorks Program Produces Jobs for Youth
Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Louisville’s business community has made the Mayor’s SummerWorks program a success for the fourth year by putting more than 2,000 young adults, ages 16-21, in summer jobs.
Kindergarten Countdown Helps prepare Kids, Parents for School
Resources, Activities Will be at Dirt Bowl Tournament
A variety of health and education resources and fun family activities will be part of the opening weekend of the popular Dirt Bowl tournament, this Saturday and Sunday, June 21 and 22 at Shawnee Park. The tournament and related events are free and open to the public.
Big Four Grand Opening Set for June 25
The Big Four pedestrian bridge will have its official dedication ceremony Wednesday, June 25 with a parade from both sides of the river that meets in the middle of the span.
Dirt Bowl Returns to Shawnee Park
An iconic part of summer in Louisville, The Dirt Bowl tournament returns to Shawnee Park for its 44th year later this month, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.
New Text Tool Connects Parents With Summer Activities
Parents who are seeking affordable and enriching options to help fill the summer months for their children now have a new tool at their disposal