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8/28/2014
Councilman James Peden Announces Upcoming Performance for Friday Fest Concert Series at Highview Par
Metro Councilman James Peden (District 23) is sponsoring a free summer concert series at Highview Park for the third straight year based on the success of the former Music in the Metro. A different concert will be held every other Friday from June through August and the event is open to the public, family friendly, and free. Local vendors will be on hand with a variety of food options, and people are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket to enjoy the show. Highview Park is located at 7201 Outer Loop, (enter through Briscoe Lane.)

8/28/2014
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).

8/27/2014
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.

8/25/2014
BEAM Committee Releases Assessment of Area Infrastructure
A 51-member committee of the Bluegrass Economic Advancement Movement has released an assessment of the region’s infrastructure, including roadways, waterways, and fiber optic capabilities. The committee found that the 22-county BEAM region needs to make significant investments to shore up economic development efforts, and must target those investments wisely.

8/25/2014
Tax Reform Can Work - Op-Ed - Ken Fleming, Special to The Courier-Journal
Most if not all of us agree that tax reform is needed to increase our standard of living, remain economically competitive, attract and retain talent, and help those dealing with poverty. Tax reform has been debated for years but politicians will act when their political will meets reality.

8/25/2014
Jefferson County Attorney gives green light to Metro Council for increasing minimum wage
The Jefferson County Attorney’s Office has offered a formal opinion that the Metro Council does have the power to increase the minimum wage locally. Earlier this year, several members of the Council asked for the County Attorney’s direction in trying to determine if the Council has the legal power to raise the minimum wage.

8/23/2014
Louisville Water Hydrates Thousands During IRONMAN Louisville
Louisville Water has a critical role in Sunday's 90+ degree weather - providing thousands of gallons of water to the athletes in the IRONMAN Louisville.

8/23/2014
Proposed Title V Construction Permit for Brown-Forman Cooperage
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a construction permit to Brown-Forman Cooperage, 402 MacLean Avenue, in accordance with Regulation 2.03. The 30-day public comment period starts August 24, 2014 and ends on September 23, 2014. A public hearing may be scheduled if the District determines that there are germane, unresolved issues or substantial public interest, in accordance with Regulation 2.07.

8/20/2014
Mayor Launches One Stop Environmental Data Map
A new online web mapping application that makes it easier for citizens to gather information is now available Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.

8/20/2014
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.

8/19/2014
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.

8/19/2014
LMAS and KHS Offer Back to School Adoption Specials
Louisville Metro Animal Services and Kentucky Humane Society offer adoption discounts with donated supplies

8/19/2014
President King Establishes Animal Services Ad-Hoc Committee
Metro Council President Jim King (D-10) has announced the establishment of a new Animal Services ad-hoc committee. The committee will be tasked with reviewing reports on thevillevoice.com regarding Louisville Metro Animal Services (LMAS) and their handling of an animal under their control.

8/19/2014
Metro Councilman James Peden Announces Highview Fire Department Smoke Detector Sweep
Metro Councilman James Peden (District 23) will participate in a smoke detector sweep of the neighborhood surrounding the streets of Lantana Drive and Pagoda Drive in Highview on Tuesday, August 19 from 6:00 p.m. until dusk. Highview Fire Chief David Goldsmith, Councilman James Peden and other members of the fire service will walk door-to-door in this neighborhood inspecting residents smoke detectors and offering free replacements and batteries.

8/18/2014
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!

8/18/2014
New Online Mapping System Launched
A new online web mapping application that makes it easier for citizens to gather information is now available Mayor Greg Fischer announced today. The Louisville Environmental and Property Search (LEAPS) consolidates publicly-available environmental data from federal, state and local sources with information about city government-owned properties for sale in one searchable map.

8/18/2014
New Online Mapping System Launched
A new online web mapping application that makes it easier for citizens to gather information is now available Mayor Greg Fischer announced today. The Louisville Environmental and Property Search (LEAPS) consolidates publicly-available environmental data from federal, state and local sources with information about city government-owned properties for sale in one searchable map.

8/15/2014
Public Health and Wellness Offers Free Stop Smoking Classes
The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness and its community partners offer free stop smoking classes using the Cooper/Clayton method. The Cooper/Clayton method to stop smoking is a 13-week program that includes weekly support group meetings combined with the use of nicotine replacement products such as patches and gum. Participants receive free weekly supplies of nicotine replacement products for the first five weeks of the program.

8/15/2014
Councilmen Blackwell and Yates to host the Back to School Bash for Southwest students and their fami
To usher in the beginning of another school year, Councilmen Rick Blackwell (D-12) and David Yates (D-25) will host the Back to School Bash on Friday, August 22nd from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Southwest YMCA.

8/15/2014
Councilwoman Scott invites Parkland Community to Town Hall meeting to talk about the future
The questions have been asked. The information has been compiled. Now it is time for those who live in the Parkland Community to review answers to a recent survey on how to move forward into the future. Councilwoman Attica Scott (D-1) invites residents of Parkland to a Town Hall Meeting session set for next Tuesday, August 19th to discuss the findings of a recent Neighborhood Assessment Project (NAP) survey.