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Metro Newsroom - 2005 Archive


12/30/2005
Metro Government Promotes Winter Fire Safety
Rising natural gas costs expected to spur increase in alternative home-heating methods

12/29/2005
Do I Need To Register My Business?

12/29/2005
Our Non-Employee Compensation Assessment Program

12/29/2005
January, 2006 Safe Award Winner

12/29/2005
Revenue Commission: Now Register Online

12/28/2005
LFD Capital Facility Study

12/27/2005
Jefferson Memorial Forest expands by 400 acres
The nation’s largest municipal urban forest has grown by 401 acres, eclipsing the 6,000-acre milestone, Mayor Jerry Abramson and the nonprofit Trust for Public Land announced today.

12/27/2005
Forest gains 401 acres
Abramson announces addition of 400 acres to Jefferson Memorial Forest

12/27/2005
Project DRI Improving Neighborhood Drainage
Neighborhoods across Louisville that once experienced frequent flooding now have improved drainage thanks to $67 million in public improvements, Mayor Jerry Abramson said today.

12/27/2005
Metro Health Department Family Planning Classes, January, 2006

12/22/2005
LFD Promotions
Louisville Fire Department held promotional ceremonies on 11/29/2005.

12/19/2005
“Dine Out” In District 11 With Councilman Kevin Kramer
Do you have an issue or concern that you would personally like to address with Councilman Kevin Kramer? Are you interested in hearing detailed information about future projects in District 11? Would you like to know your elected representative better? Councilman Kramer invites you to join him for a lunch or dinner in District 11 to discuss current issues and events.

12/19/2005
New Life for Live Trees After the Holidays Mayor Announces Tree Recycling for Residents
Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced a program to help residents recycle their “live” trees after the holidays.

12/15/2005
114 new acres for 'City of Parks'
Abramson, Jones outline 'City of Parks' progress

12/15/2005
Abramson, Jones Outline 'City of Parks' Progress
A leading real estate developer has donated 114 acres of environmentally sensitive land along Floyds Fork to the City of Parks initiative, Mayor Jerry Abramson and Humana co-founder David A. Jones announced today.

12/14/2005
Standard & Poor's Upgrades Louisville's Credit Rating
Citing economic growth and strong management policies, one of the nation’s leading independent credit-rating organizations has raised Louisville Metro Government’s credit rating to AA+.

12/13/2005
Abramson Invites Families to New Year Bash
Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced that families can ring in 2006 together with an evening of free children’s activities, games, movies, music and bands.

12/13/2005
Community Centers extend hours
Metro Parks extends community center hours to serve teens while school’s out for winter break

12/8/2005
'The Vogue' is Open for Business with New Look, New Tenants
Shopping just got a little easier with the opening of The Vogue, the newly dedicated shopping center tucked between Lexington Road and Frankfort Avenue, at the intersection of Shelbyville Road.

12/7/2005
Louisville Metro EMS To Enhance Medical Response
Mayor Jerry Abramson today outlined a new emergency medical services deployment strategy that will put up to 65 percent more response vehicles on the street and reduce mandatory staff overtime.

12/6/2005
Abramson Seeks Neighborhood Representatives For Fire Advisory Panel
Mayor Jerry Abramson is asking neighborhood leaders to help develop his plan to modernize the Louisville Fire Department.

12/6/2005
Winter sledding
Metro Parks offers winter sledding fun when snow accumulation reaches 2-3 inches

12/2/2005
WinterFest 2005
WinterFest brings holiday cheer to South Louisville for 16th year (Dec. 9-11)

11/30/2005
Community Pays Tribute to Rosa Parks 50th Anniversary
Mayor Jerry Abramson, TARC Executive Director J. Barry Barker and local officials paid tribute to Rosa Parks on the 50th anniversary of her arrest for riding in the white section of a Montgomery, Alabama, bus.

11/29/2005
Councilman Benson To Host District 20 Town Hall Meeting
Louisville Councilman Stuart Benson will host a public meeting for residents of District 20 on Monday, December 5.

11/29/2005
Councilman Benson To Host District 20 Town Hall Meeting
Louisville, KY - Louisville Councilman Stuart Benson will host a public meeting for residents of District 20 on Monday, December 5. The meeting will be held at the Middletown Fire Department, located at 108 Urton Lane. The meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. and will last approximately two hours.

11/28/2005
Metro Councilman Downard and Former Councilwoman Bentley to collect gifts for Metro Louisville Child
Louisville, KY - Metro Councilman Kelly Downard (District 16) and Denise Bentley, former District 1 Councilwoman and current Special Assistant to the Governor, will be at the corner of Sixth Street and Jefferson Street collecting new, unwrapped presents for children of woman incarcerated at the Pee Wee Valley Correctional Facility. Dressed up as Mr. and Mrs. Clause, Downard and Bentley will collect toys from 7:30am until 9am each of the next three Tuesday and Thursday mornings.

11/28/2005
Metro Councilman Downard and Former Councilwoman Bentley to collect gifts for Metro Louisville Child
Metro Councilman Kelly Downard (District 16) and Denise Bentley, former District 1 Councilwoman and current Special Assistant to the Governor, will be at the corner of Sixth Street and Jefferson Street collecting new, unwrapped presents for children of woman incarcerated at the Pee Wee Valley Correctional Facility.

11/22/2005
New Homes Coming to Newburg Neighborhood
Mayor Jerry Abramson, Congresswoman Anne Northup and local officials kicked off the development of a vacant and wooded five-acre piece of property along Brenda Drive in Newburg, a neighborhood undergoing metro-sponsored revitalization efforts for more than a year.

11/21/2005
'Santa Claus Lane' Makes Way For Light Up
Mayor Jerry Abramson today unveiled a sign designating downtown’s Jefferson Street as Santa Claus Lane in preparation for Friday’s Light Up Louisville.

11/16/2005
Downtown to Glow at Light Up Louisville
Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced that more than one million lights will illuminate downtown at the annual “Light Up Louisville” set for Nov. 25.

11/15/2005
Abramson Signs Smoking Ordinance
Mayor Jerry Abramson today signed into law an ordinance restricting smoking in more than 20,000 Louisville businesses, including more than 2,500 restaurants.

11/11/2005
Renovation to Begin on U.S. Marine Hospital
Mayor Jerry Abramson and officials from the U.S. Marine Hospital Foundation and State Historic Preservation Office today kicked off restoration work on the153-year-old U.S. Marine Hospital in Louisville’s Portland neighborhood.

11/10/2005
Councilman Fleming and Councilwoman Adams To Initiate Sign Removal Pilot Program
Louisville Metro Councilman Ken Fleming and Councilwoman Julie Raque Adams have initiated a pilot program aimed at removing advertising signs illegally placed in public right of ways. Working in conjunction with the Kentucky Department of Transportation, Louisville Metro Public Works and Brightside, Fleming and Adams have created a program that will utilize volunteers living in District 7 and District 18 to remove illegally placed advertising signs.

11/10/2005
Abramson Pledges To Modernize Fire Protection With New, Relocated Fire Stations
Mayor Jerry Abramson today said he will propose a long-range, multi-million-dollar investment in modernizing the Louisville Fire Department, including new and relocated fire stations to improve response times and match today’s needs.

11/10/2005
Councilman Fleming and Councilwoman Adams To Initiate Sign Removal Pilot Program
Louisville Metro Councilman Ken Fleming and Councilwoman Julie Raque Adams have initiated a pilot program aimed at removing advertising signs illegally placed in public right of ways.

11/10/2005
Councilman Benson To Host District 20 Town Hall Meeting
Louisville Councilman Stuart Benson will host a public meeting for residents of District 20 on Thursday, November 17.

11/10/2005
Councilman Benson To Host District 20 Town Hall Meeting
Louisville, KY - Louisville Councilman Stuart Benson will host a public meeting for residents of District 20 on Thursday, November 17.

11/7/2005
Councilman Fleming To Host District 7 Town Hall Meeting
Louisville Councilman Ken Fleming will host a public meeting for residents of District 7 on Tuesday, November 15.

11/7/2005
New Bike Lane Added to Jackson Street
New bike lane was added to Jackson Street.

11/7/2005
New Downtown Bike Lane Created to Encourage Bicycling
A new bike lane has been created on the east side of Jackson Street from Broadway to Main that will give cyclists an easier route to many downtown locations.

11/7/2005
City-County Merger the Focus at National Conference
The successful merger of Louisville and Jefferson County - the nation’s largest local-government consolidation in nearly three decades - will be highlighted during a national conference on government collaboration to be held in Louisville November 8-11.

11/7/2005
Councilman Fleming To Host District 7 Town Hall Meeting
Louisville, KY - Louisville Councilman Ken Fleming will host a public meeting for residents of District 7 on Tuesday, November 15. The meeting will be held in the Fellowship Hall of Second Presbyterian Church, located at 3701 Old Brownsboro Road. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will last until 8:00 p.m.

11/4/2005
Councilmen to announce symbolic initiative on Derby cruising
Councilmen George Unseld and David Tandy will join Christopher 2X and members of the youth focus group on Derby cruising to announce details for a symbolic initiative related to cruising.

11/4/2005
Councilmen to announce symbolic initiative on Derby cruising
Councilmen George Unseld and David Tandy will join Christopher 2X and members of the youth focus group on Derby cruising to announce details for a symbolic initiative related to cruising.

11/4/2005
Councilwoman Ward-Pugh to hold Frankfort Avenue Fall Clean-Up
Ninth District Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh invites neighbors to join her for the Frankfort Avenue Fall Clean-Up, from 8:30 am. until noon on Saturday, Nov. 19. Volunteers should meet in the North Keats Avenue parking lot, next to Irish Rover restaurant, at 2319 Frankfort Ave.

11/4/2005
Councilman Blackwell to hold District 12 Health Fair
Councilman Rick Blackwell will hold a District 12 Health Fair from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10 at Beechland Baptist Church, 4613 Greenwood Road.

11/4/2005
Councilwoman Ward-Pugh to hold Frankfort Avenue Fall Clean-Up Ninth District
Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh invites neighbors to join her for the Frankfort Avenue Fall Clean-Up, from 8:30 am. until noon on Saturday, Nov. 19.

11/2/2005
Mayor Takes Government ‘Into the Neighborhood’ With New Outreach Team
Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced that citizens can be more connected to government through a new team created within the Louisville Metro Department of Neighborhoods.

11/1/2005
Councilman Stuckel To Host District 17 Town Hall Meeting
Councilman Glen Stuckel will host a public meeting for residents of District 17 on Monday, November 7.

11/1/2005
Mayor: Louisville Ready for Winter Weather
Mayor Jerry Abramson today unveiled the 2005-2006 Louisville Metro Snow and Ice Removal Plan and announced Deputy Mayor Rick Johnstone will now coordinate operations between the city’s four agencies responsible for winter weather response.

11/1/2005
Councilman Stuckel To Host District 17 Town Hall Meeting
Louisville, KY - Louisville Councilman Glen Stuckel will host a public meeting for residents of District 17 on Monday, November 7. The meeting will be held at the Republic Bank located at 9600 Brownsboro Road and will begin at 6:30 p.m.

10/31/2005
Council Members Organize Breast Cancer Screenings
Louisville, KY - It is the second most common cancer among women and the second leading cause of cancer death in women. However, only a fraction of women get the yearly mammograms recommended to successfully fight breast cancer. That's why members of the Louisville Metro Council are teaming up with other agencies to offer mammograms throughout the county in September.

10/27/2005
City and Central High Provide Hands on Veterinary Training
Mayor Jerry Abramson announced today a new internship program at Louisville Metro Animal Services for Central High School students.

10/27/2005
Councilwoman Hamilton to hold District 5 Community Meeting
Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton will hold a District 5 Community Meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7 at the Shawnee Golf Clubhouse, 460 Northwestern Pkwy.

10/27/2005
Councilman King to talk to students about Halloween safety
Tenth District Councilman Jim King will visit with elementary school students Friday to talk about important tips for staying safe Halloween night.

10/27/2005
Louisville Metro Councilman Kevin Kramer will host a public meeting for residents of District 11 on
Louisville Metro Councilman Kevin Kramer will host a public meeting for residents of District 11 on Wednesday, November 9, 2005.

10/27/2005
Councilman Kramer To Host District 11 Town Hall Meeting
Metro Councilman Kevin Kramer will host a public meeting for residents of District 11 on Wednesday, November 9, 2005.

10/27/2005
Councilman King to talk to students about Halloween safety
Tenth District Councilman Jim King will visit with elementary school students Friday to talk about important tips for staying safe Halloween night.

10/27/2005
Councilwoman Hamilton to hold District 5 Community Meeting
Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton will hold a District 5 Community Meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7

10/26/2005
Abramson Again Selected as Kentucky’s ‘Best Civic Leader’
For the fourth consecutive year, and fifth time overall, Mayor Jerry Abramson has been voted Kentucky’s “Best Civic Leader” by readers of Kentucky Monthly magazine.

10/26/2005
Councilman Hawkins To Host Methamphetamine Awareness Program
Louisville Metro Councilman Doug Hawkins will host a Methamphetamine Awareness Program on Friday, November 4, beginning at 7:00 p.m.

10/26/2005
Mayor: Domestic Violence Prevention Must Remain Priority
Mayor Jerry Abramson today tasked the Domestic Violence Prevention and Coordinating Council (DVPCC) with continuing its focus on improving the community’s domestic violence prevention and response systems.

10/26/2005
Councilman Hawkins To Host Methamphetamine Awareness Program
Louisville, KY - Louisville Metro Councilman Doug Hawkins will host a Methamphetamine Awareness Program on Friday, November 4, beginning at 7:00 p.m.

10/25/2005
Councilman Henderson to hold 14th District Clean-Up
Councilman Bob Henderson will host a 14th District Clean-Up from 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Nov. 5.

10/25/2005
Councilman Henderson to hold 14th District Clean-Up
Councilman Bob Henderson will host a 14th District Clean-Up from 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Nov. 5. The clean-up will target the main arteries in the district, including Greenwood Road; Terry Lane; Ashby Lane; Bethany Lane; Greenbelt Highway; Johnsontown Road; Watson Lane and Lower River Road.

10/25/2005
Councilwoman Woolridge chosen for Defender's Professional Achievement Award
District 3 Councilwoman Mary Woolridge has been chosen as one of the recipients of the Louisville Defender Newspaper's Professional Achievement Award.

10/25/2005
City Prepares for Smoke-Free Law
Louisville’s smoke-free law takes effect Nov. 15, requiring more than 20,000 businesses, retail outlets, offices, factories and other public buildings to implement a no-smoking policy.

10/25/2005
Councilwoman Woolridge to take part in women's forum
District 3 Councilwoman Mary Woolridge will join other noted panelists for the Sistah to Sistah Forum, from 5:30 -6:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30 at the Kentucky International Convention Center.

10/25/2005
Councilwoman Woolridge to take part in women's forum
District 3 Councilwoman Mary Woolridge will join other noted panelists for the Sistah to Sistah Forum, from 5:30 -6:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30 at the Kentucky International Convention Center.

10/24/2005
Councilman Blackwell to hold District 12 Dialogue
Councilman Rick Blackwell will hold a District 12 Dialogue at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25 at Kerrick Elementary School, 2210 Upper Hunters Trace.

10/24/2005
Councilman Rick Blackwell will hold a District 12 Dialogue
Councilman Rick Blackwell will hold a District 12 Dialogue at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Southwest Government Center, 7219 Dixie Highway.

10/20/2005
Councilwoman Hamilton, LMPD sponsor student art, essay/ poetry and rap contest; Theme focuses on sto
Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton, Louisville Police Chief Robert White and the District 5 Neighborhood Advisory Committee are inviting District 5 students to put their ideas to pen, prose or spoken word for stopping violence in the community.

10/20/2005
Councilwoman Adams To Host Transportation Open House
Louisville, KY - Louisville Metro Councilwoman Julie Raque Adams, in conjunction with Louisville Metro Planning and Design Services, will hold an open house meeting on Tuesday, November 1, from 6 to 8 p.m.

10/20/2005
Democrats propose adding money to ministries, Project Warm
Metro Council Democrats yesterday proposed appropriating more than $200,000 to community area ministries and Project Warm to help residents deal with the impact of significantly higher heating bills this winter.

10/20/2005
Democrats propose adding money to ministries, Project Warm

10/20/2005
Councilwoman Adams To Host Transportation Open House
Louisville Metro Councilwoman Julie Raque Adams, in conjunction with Louisville Metro Planning and Design Services, will hold an open house meeting on Tuesday, November 1, from 6 to 8 p.m.

10/20/2005
Councilwoman Hamilton, LMPD sponsor student art, essay/ poetry and rap contest; Theme focuses on sto
Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton, Louisville Police Chief Robert White and the District 5 Neighborhood Advisory Committee are inviting District 5 students to put their ideas to pen, prose or spoken word for stopping violence in the community.

10/19/2005
Mayor Honors Employees Dispatched to Gulf Coast
Mayor Jerry Abramson presented 86 local first responders and city employees with citations of service for their rescue and relief efforts in the Gulf Coast region in the aftermath of hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

10/19/2005
Mayor: Downtown Investments Result in Housing Boom
Mayor Jerry Abramson said today that 20 years of investment in Louisville’s downtown has resulted in a housing boom in the central business district.

10/19/2005
Mayor Abramson Calls on Volunteers for Brightside Republic Bank Community-wide Cleanup
Mayor Jerry Abramson today issued a call for volunteers to help beautify Louisville at the annual Brightside/Republic Bank Community-wide Cleanup on Saturday, October 29, 8 a.m. to noon.

10/18/2005
Councilwoman Hamilton invites neighbors to join graffiti removal project Oct. 22
Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton and the District 5 Advisory Committee invite community groups, block watch clubs, scout troops and sports teams to join them in a graffiti removal project from 1-3 p.m.

10/18/2005
Councilwoman Hamilton invites neighbors to join graffiti removal project Oct. 22
Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton and the District 5 Advisory Committee invite community groups, block watch clubs, scout troops and sports teams to join them in a graffiti removal project from 1-3 p.m. Saturday.

10/17/2005
Councilman Tandy to hold Senior Health Fair
Councilman David Tandy will hold a Fourth District Senior Health Fair from noon until 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 at the City View Health Clinic, 1015 W. Chestnut St.

10/17/2005
Councilwoman Flood to hold District 24 meeting
Councilwoman Madonna Flood will hold a District 24 meeting from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25 at the Okolona Fire House, 8501 Preston Hwy.

10/17/2005
Councilwoman Flood to hold District 24 meeting
Councilwoman Madonna Flood will hold a District 24 meeting from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25 at the Okolona Fire House, 8501 Preston Hwy.

10/17/2005
Councilman Tandy to hold Senior Health Fair
Councilman David Tandy will hold a Fourth District Senior Health Fair from noon until 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 at the City View Health Clinic, 1015 W. Chestnut St.

10/14/2005
Councilman Kramer To Host District 11 Cleanup
Louisville Metro Councilman Kevin Kramer will hold a District 11 cleanup on Saturday, October 29, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

10/14/2005
Councilman Kramer To Host District 11 Cleanup
Louisville, KY - Louisville Metro Councilman Kevin Kramer will hold a District 11 cleanup on Saturday, October 29, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

10/14/2005
Save-A-Lot Opens
Mayor Jerry Abramson announced today that shopping for groceries and other retail items has just become easier in the Beechmont and Hazelwood neighborhoods, with the opening of the Save-A-Lot grocery store at Hazelwood Shopping Center, 4148 Taylor Boulevard.

10/13/2005
Councilwoman Ward-Pugh to hold Neighborhood City Hall meeting
Ninth District Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh will hold a Neighborhood City Hall meeting from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 at the Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center, 1860 Mellwood Ave.

10/13/2005
Councilwoman Ward-Pugh to hold Neighborhood City Hall meeting
Ninth District Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh will hold a Neighborhood City Hall meeting from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 at the Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center, 1860 Mellwood Ave.

10/12/2005
Councilmen urge written guidelines for dealing with clean up of meth labs
Four members of the Louisville Metro Council have filed a resolution encouraging the Louisville Metro Health Department to develop standards and guidelines for dealing with the clean up of clandestine drug manufacturing sites, such as those used in the production of methamphetamine.

10/12/2005
Councilmen urge written guidelines for dealing with clean up of meth labs
Four members of the Louisville Metro Council have filed a resolution encouraging the Louisville Metro Health Department to develop standards and guidelines for dealing with the clean up of clandestine drug manufacturing sites, such as those used in the production of methamphetamine.

10/12/2005
Mayor: Residents May Now Learn CPR at Home
Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced that Louisville is one of a handful of U.S. cities chosen by the American Heart Association to lead an innovative approach to teaching people the lifesaving skills of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) at home.

10/12/2005
MetroTV Receives Programming Awards
Louisville MetroTV Named Among Nation’s Best

10/12/2005
Louisville MetroTV Named Among Nation’s Best
Mayor Jerry Abramson announced today that two national broadcast-communications groups have recognized Louisville MetroTV among the country’s best for local-government programming.

10/11/2005
Councilwomen to host health fair
Councilwomen Tina Ward-Pugh, Julie Raque Adams and Ellen Call will host a Health Fair from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19 at St. Michael's Greek Orthodox Church, 3707 St. Michael Church Drive, located in the 3000 block of Hikes Lane near Furman Boulevard.

10/10/2005
Councilwomen to host health fair
Councilwomen Tina Ward-Pugh, Julie Raque Adams and Ellen Call will host a Health Fair from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19 at St. Michael's Greek Orthodox Church, 3707 St. Michael Church Drive, located in the 3000 block of Hikes Lane near Furman Boulevard.

10/9/2005
Councilman Tandy welcomes ABA Conference and hosts Fourth District Day of Service initiative
Last Friday, Councilman David Tandy welcomed the American Bar Association-Young Lawyers Division's Annual Fall Conference to Louisville. The conference, held at the Brown Hotel, offered hundreds of young lawyers from across the country networking opportunities and programs for professional and personal development.

10/9/2005
Councilman Tandy welcomes ABA Conference and hosts Fourth District Day of Service initiative
Last Friday, Councilman David Tandy welcomed the American Bar Association-Young Lawyers Division's Annual Fall Conference to Louisville. The conference, held at the Brown Hotel, offered hundreds of young lawyers from across the country networking opportunities and programs for professional and personal development.

10/7/2005
Councilman Fleming To Host District 7 Cleanup
Louisville Metro Councilman Ken Fleming has organized a District 7 cleanup at 9 a.m. Saturday, October 15. Volunteers can meet either at the St. Matthews Fire Station, 4400 Brownsboro Road, or the Lyndon Fire Station, 8126 New LaGrange Road. Participants will work to clean the areas alongside Brownsboro Road, Chenoweth Lane, Westport Road, and other designated areas.

10/6/2005
Mayor Says to ‘Take a Hike’
Mayor Jerry Abramson is encouraging Louisville residents to “take a hike” on Oct. 29 at the first Mayor’s Hike at Jefferson Memorial Forest.

10/6/2005
Kentucky City Leaders Visit Louisville
Mayor Jerry Abramson this week will help host hundreds of Kentucky city leaders who are here to learn about Louisville’s downtown, waterfront, neighborhood and retail-corridor revitalization initiatives.

10/3/2005
Councilman Tandy to sponsor Russell Fall Festival
District 4 Councilman David Tandy and the Concerned Association of Russell Residents will hold the first Russell Fall Festival from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8 at Sheppard Park, 17th and Magazine Streets.

10/3/2005
Mayor Announces Autumn Leaf Drop-Off
Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced autumn leaf drop-off sites for the city’s suburban residents. Drop-off for loose leaves begins Oct. 17 and continues through Dec. 15.

10/3/2005
Councilman Tandy to sponsor Russell Fall Festival
District 4 Councilman David Tandy and the Concerned Association of Russell Residents will hold the first Russell Fall Festival from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8 at Sheppard Park, 17th and Magazine Streets.

9/28/2005
Mayor Announces Phone Book Recycling Program
Mayor Jerry Abramson today urged Louisville residents and businesses to recycle their old phone books by taking advantage of special containers and drop-off sites provided by Louisville Metro Government.

9/28/2005
City Offers Mentoring for Middle School Students
For the ninth year in a row, the city has organized a special event in several local middle schools to connect sixth grade girls with mentors.

9/27/2005
Councilman Blackwell to launch Blackwell's Bookworms reading program
Councilman Rick Blackwell will kick off his Blackwell's Bookworms reading program this weekend, encouraging students to read. The program will be conducted in conjunction with the Every 1 Reads Program, a partnership between Louisville Metro government, Jefferson County Public Schools and Greater Louisville Inc. with the goal of having every child in JCPS reading at grade level within four years.

9/26/2005
October 16: Free Fall Junk Drop-Off Day
Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced details of the city’s free, bulk waste and junk drop-off collection day to help residents with neighborhood fall cleanups.

9/26/2005
Groundbreaking ceremony marks the beginning of construction on Phase III of Waterfront Park
A gathering at the base of the Big 4 Bridge today marked the beginning of the third phase of development of the Louisville Waterfront Park Master Plan.

9/26/2005
Councilman Owen invites residents to TARC around the Block
Councilman Tom Owen is inviting residents to TARC around the Block with him Saturday, Oct. 22, touring the 8th District from the vantage of public transportation and discussing issues of interest and concerns to them

9/26/2005
Mayor: Louisville one of “100 Best Communities for Young People”
Mayor Jerry Abramson announced today that Louisville has been named one of the “100 Best Communities for Young People” by America’s Promise – Youth Alliance.

9/26/2005
Family Assistance Center: Operations Continue at Louisville Gardens
Louisville Metro Government and American Red Cross officials announced today that the Family Assistance Center set up at Louisville Gardens to assist residents displaced by the recent hurricanes will remain open at least through Friday.

9/23/2005
Medical Evacuees Arrive in Louisville Texas Patients Evacuated in Anticipation of Hurricane Rita
A C-130 aircraft carrying about 75 medical evacuees and their families from Beaumont and Port Arthur, Texas landed at Louisville International Airport early this morning.

9/22/2005
Councilman Henderson announces Book It reading program
Councilman Bob Henderson is encouraging elementary students to Book It when it comes to reading.

9/22/2005
Councilman Tandy to host Fourth District barbecue
Councilman David Tandy will host the Willie B. Bright Fourth District Barbecue, from noon until 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 at Central High School, 11th and Chestnut Streets.

9/22/2005
Dollar Wise Initiative to Boost Financial Literacy
Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced Louisville is hosting a series of workshops to help boost financial literacy.

9/22/2005
Councilman Henderson to help dedicate walking path
Councilman Bob Henderson will join local school, community and health officials to dedicate a ½-mile community walking path, work-out stations and playground at Wilkerson Elementary School, 5601 Johnsontown Rd. The dedication will begin at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26 at the walking track on the school grounds.

9/21/2005
Councilman Stuckel To Host District 17 Cleanup
Louisville, KY - Louisville Metro Councilman Glen Stuckel will hold a District 17 cleanup on Saturday, October 1, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

9/21/2005
Abramson, U.S. Mayors to Address Hurricane Recovery
Mayor Jerry Abramson will join mayors from across the country today through Friday to discuss Hurricane Katrina’s impact on American cities.

9/20/2005
First Off-Site House of Clarksdale Revitalization Dedicated
Residents of the former Clarksdale housing development will move into new single-family homes in several Louisville neighborhoods in the coming months, Mayor Jerry Abramson said today.

9/20/2005
Family Assistance Center Extends Service Through Friday
Louisville Metro Government and American Red Cross officials announced today that the Family Assistance Center set up at Louisville Gardens to assist displaced Gulf Coast residents will remain open at least through Friday.

9/20/2005
Councilwoman Woolridge announces Enviro-Safety Fair
Councilwoman Mary C. Woolridge announced today that the Rubbertown Community Advisory Council will hold an Enviro-Safety Fair for residents to meet representatives of Rubbertown chemical companies and learn what companies are doing to address environmental concerns.

9/19/2005
Councilman Weston announces fitness classes for seniors
Weekly fitness classes for senior citizens will begin this week in District 13, Councilman Ron Weston announced today.

9/16/2005
Councilman Kramer To Host Trolley Town Hall Meeting
Louisville, KY - Louisville Metro Councilman Kevin Kramer will hold a District 11 Trolley Town Hall Meeting on Saturday, September 17, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Due to the number of constituents that have signed up for the meeting, two Louisville Metro trolleys will be employed for the tour, which will travel to various destinations in District 11. The tour will last approximately two hours, and will board at the McMahan Fire Station, located at 4318 Taylorsville Road.

9/16/2005
Louisville Develops Partnerships to Help Gulf Coast Residents
While the flow of Hurricane Katrina evacuees into Louisville has slowed, Mayor Jerry Abramson today said the city continues to support the hundreds of displaced Gulf Coast residents in Louisville.

9/15/2005
National League of Cities Honors Louisville for Asset-Building Efforts
Mayor Jerry Abramson announced today the National League of Cities (NLC) has chosen Louisville as one of nine cities across the country recognized for encouraging residents to break the cycle of poverty through participation in asset-building initiatives.

9/14/2005
Councilmembers Shanklin, Tandy join Kentucky Harvest to sponsor relief concert
Council President Barbara Shanklin and Councilman David Tandy announced today that they have joined with Stan Curtis, Kentucky Harvest, State Representative Reginald Meeks, the Bethel Housing Center and others to sponsor a benefit concert to be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16 on the Belvedere.

9/14/2005
Louisville Assisting Hundreds of Displaced Gulf Coast Residents
While hundreds of displaced Gulf Coast residents receive guidance on housing, social services, drivers licenses, schools and other services at the city’s Family Assistance Center, Louisville stands ready to accommodate hundreds more people who are expected to be airlifted from the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast region next week.

9/14/2005
Schnatters give to 'City of Parks'
Schnatters spport ‘City of Parks’ with $2 mllion

9/14/2005
Schnatters Support ‘City of Parks’ with $2 Million
John and Annette Schnatter brought Louisville’s ambitious City of Parks initiative a step closer to reality today by presenting a $2 million check to Mayor Jerry Abramson and Humana co-founder David A. Jones.

9/13/2005
Louisville, Neighboring Counties Boost Regional Emergency Response
Mayor Jerry Abramson today joined officials from Oldham and Shelby counties, and several regional hospitals to deploy a fleet of 16 new emergency-supply trailers to five counties on both sides of the Ohio River.

9/13/2005
City Job Fair Features 80 Employers
The city will host a Community Career Fair on Wednesday, September 14, 2005 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

9/13/2005
Louisville Notified of Cancellation of Hurricane Evacuee Flights
Mayor Jerry Abramson and Doug Hamilton, director of Louisville’s Emergency Management Agency, were notified late this afternoon that FEMA has cancelled all flights of evacuees from the Gulf Coast region.

9/12/2005
Abramson Opens MetroSafe Facility
“MetroSafe Communications to Harrison County Emergency Management... please stand by.” Mayor Jerry Abramson today issued an “in service” radio transmission to emergency agencies in several counties over the new MetroSafe communications system.

9/9/2005
The Louisville Metro Council is joining forces with the Salvation Army to support Boxes of Hope - sh
The Louisville Metro Council is joining forces with the Salvation Army to support Boxes of Hope - shoe boxes filled with new small games, toys, crafts and activities to provide entertainment and a distraction to children displaced by Hurricane Katrina.

9/8/2005
Mayor’s High Impact Program Earns National Recognition
Mayor Jerry Abramson and GLI President and CEO Joe Reagan announced today that the Mayor’s High Impact Portfolio program won the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Award for 2005 in the category of "Excellence in Urban Economic Development."

9/8/2005
Louisville to be new home to ‘ideaFestival’ Festival draws national and international innovators
With the Louisville home of Thomas Edison as a backdrop, Mayor Jerry Abramson today said Louisville will welcome thousands of “big thinkers and innovators” at the 2006 International ideaFestival.

9/7/2005
Councilman Henderson to hold District 14 meeting
Councilman Bob Henderson will hold a District 14 meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12 at Sun Valley Community Center, 6505 Bethany Lane. During the meeting, residents will hear an update on the latest plans for Riverview Park, and Project Warm representatives will be on hand take applications for Winter Help and sign up volunteers to work the project.

9/7/2005
Family Assistance Center to Aid Gulf Coast Residents
Mayor Jerry Abramson today said that displaced Gulf Coast residents in Louisville will have access to a spectrum of government and community services at a Family Assistance Center to open tomorrow at Louisville Gardens, 525 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.

9/6/2005
Arena committee to meet Wednesday
The Louisville Metro Council's ad hoc Arena Committee will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7 in the Council Chambers, third floor of City Hall.

9/6/2005
Louisville Prepares Housing For Displaced Residents
Preparations continue for Louisville to accommodate up to 500 additional displaced Gulf Coast residents, Mayor Jerry Abramson said today.

9/6/2005
Mayor Orders Flags Lowered For Hurricane Victims
Mayor Jerry Abramson today ordered flags to be flown at half-staff on all Louisville Metro Government buildings and properties to honor victims of Hurricane Katrina.

9/5/2005
Louisville Helping Hundreds of Hurricane Survivors
Louisville Metro Government, the Louisville Area Chapter of the American Red Cross and other area agencies will provide shelter and aid for hundreds of displaced residents from the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast, Mayor Jerry Abramson said today.

9/1/2005
Mayor: Louisville Continues to Help Hurricane-Ravaged Areas
Mayor Jerry Abramson today commended the citizens of Louisville who are stepping forward to assist with Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.

9/1/2005
Councilwoman Hamilton encourages parents to apply for tutoring grants
Students attending one of the 23 underachieving elementary and middle public schools in Jefferson County can receive free, in-home tutoring in math and reading.

8/31/2005
Mayor Urges 'Compassion With Patience' in Hurricane's Wake
Mayor Jerry Abramson today said the Louisville community is “raising its hand” to support the Hurricane Katrina relief effort. Under the National Disaster Medical System, Louisville has been designated as a location where patients from the disaster area will be relocated for medical treatment.

8/31/2005
Councilman Kramer To Host District 11 Cleanup
Louisville, KY - Louisville Metro Councilman Kevin Kramer will hold a District 11 cleanup on Saturday, September 10, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

8/30/2005
Councilman Watkins to hold First District neighborhood meeting
Councilman Leonard Watkins will hold a First District neighborhood meeting to give residents an opportunity to address concerns and ask questions.

8/30/2005
$38 million for 'City of Parks'
City of Parks initiative receives $38 million federal boost

8/29/2005
Newburg Festival kicks off this weekend
Free tethered balloon rides, music in the park, arts and crafts booths, sports tournaments and fireworks will highlight this year's Newburg Festival, which begins Friday, Sept. 3 at 6 p.m. and runs through Sunday evening. The festival will take place at Petersburg Park, at the corner of Indian Trail and Exeter Avenue.

8/29/2005
Mayor Issues 'Call to the Post' for Cantucky Derby
Mayor Jerry Abramson issued a “call to the post” today, for all Louisville residents to help the city finish first in a nationwide aluminum can recycling competition.

8/29/2005
Councilman Owen announces Original Highlands Festival
The first Original Highlands Festival, celebrating original food, family, music, art and all around fun, will run from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 on the Baxter Corridor between Highland Avenue and Breckinridge Street, according to Eighth District Councilman Tom Owen.

8/29/2005
Louisville Metro Prepared For Hurricane Aftermath
Mayor Jerry Abramson today detailed Louisville Metro Government’s preparations for potential localized flooding from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

8/26/2005
New Louisville Recycling Locations Announced
Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced the expansion of recycling opportunities for Louisville residents living in the suburban service district.

8/25/2005
Councilman Blackwell to hold District 12 Dialogue
Councilman Rick Blackwell will hold a District 12 Dialogue at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30 at Shacklette Elementary School, 5310 Mercury Dr.

8/23/2005
Abramson Opens Youth Career & Education Center
With tens of thousands of students heading back to school in recent days, Mayor Jerry Abramson today opened a new, downtown education and employment assistance center for young people between the ages of 16 and 21.

8/22/2005
Arena committee to meet Tuesday
The Louisville Metro Council's ad hoc Arena Committee will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23 to hear from architects about the feasibility of locating an arena on a downtown block. The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers, third floor of City Hall.

8/22/2005
Councilman King sponsors Club giveaway
Councilman Jim King wants residents of the Schnitzelburg neighborhood to beat crime with a Club.

8/19/2005
Councilwoman Shanklin announces Newburg softball tournament this weekend
Second District Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin today announced that the 25th anniversary of Woody's Softball Tournament in Newburg will be held this weekend at Newburg Park, on Petersburg Road.

8/19/2005
Councilman Peden To Host McNeely Lake Park Clean Up
Louisville, KY - Louisville Metro Councilman James Peden will host a clean up effort this Saturday, August 20 at McNeely Lake Park.

8/19/2005
Councilmen King, Tandy to announce initiative with Metro Police to deter crime
District 10 Councilman Jim King and District 4 Councilman David Tandy will join Louisville Metro Police officers to provide tips to residents on how to better protect their homes and neighborhoods, and access Metro services.

8/18/2005
Councilman Watkins announces community cleanup Aug. 20
First District Councilman Leonard Watkins today announced a community cleanup on Saturday, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Lighthouse Missionary Baptist Church, 3507 Greenwood Ave.

8/17/2005
WorldFest to Celebrate Louisville's Diversity
With more than 60 languages spoken in Louisville's schools and 50 percent of the city's population growth over the past 15 years coming from international residents, Louisville is more culturally diverse than ever before. Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced that all of the community’s cultures and nationalities will be celebrated this Labor Day weekend, at the third annual WorldFest on the Belvedere.

8/17/2005
4th Street Goes Wireless
Mayor Jerry Abramson said today that Louisville is becoming a more high-tech community, with additional wireless Internet access now available at 4th Street Live!, Theatre Square and Jefferson Square.

8/17/2005
Mayor's Hike & Bike Returns for Labor Day
Following the success of the first Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Hike & Bike on Memorial Day, a second cycling and walking event is set for Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5, beginning at 10 a.m.

8/17/2005
Aquatic Center closes for upgrades
Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center's main pool closes Aug. 20 - Sept. 5 for improvements

8/15/2005
Councilwoman Ward-Pugh to host back-to-school block party
Ninth District Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh will host the 6th Annual Back-to-School Block Party from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19 at the Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center, 201 Reservoir Avenue.

8/12/2005
Key facts About Louisville’s Smoking Ordinance
What Louisville's Smoking Ban will Include

8/12/2005
Councilwoman Flood to sponsor breast cancer screening event
Councilwoman Madonna Flood is teaming up with health agencies to sponsor a District 24 breast cancer screening event. The screenings will be held from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9 at St. Luke Catholic Church, 4211 Jim Hawkins Dr.

8/12/2005
Councilman Kramer To Host International Safety Fair
Louisville, KY - Louisville Metro Councilman Kevin Kramer, in conjunction with the Office for International Affairs, will host an International Reception and Safety Fair this Thursday, August 18th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

8/12/2005
Councilman Peden To Participate In Park Lake Apartments Ribbon Cutting
Louisville, KY - Louisville Metro Councilman James Peden will participate in a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the refurbished Lake in the Woods Apartment Complex this Monday, August 15, at 11:30 a.m.

8/12/2005
Councilmen Tandy, Unseld to sponsor California Back to School Bash
District 4 Councilman David Tandy and District 6 Councilman George Unseld will co-sponsor the annual California Back to School Bash from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13 at California Park, 16th and St. Catherine streets. During the event, the California Federation will distribute backpacks and school supplies for up to 800 children on a first come, first served basics. Children must be accompanied by an adult to receive the free supplies, and both will be required to fill out a registration form at the event.

8/12/2005
Council Members Organize Breast Cancer Screenings
Louisville, KY - It is the second most common cancer among women and the second leading cause of cancer death in women. However, only a fraction of women get the yearly mammograms recommended to successfully fight breast cancer.

8/12/2005
Councilman Engel To Host St. Louis Regional Light-Rail Planner
Louisville, KY - Louisville Metro Councilman Robin Engel will host a round table discussion and luncheon this Tuesday, August 16 at 12:30 p.m. concerning light- rail transit systems.

8/11/2005
Louisville-based YUM Backs Smoking Ban
After announcing today a new no-smoking policy at nearly 3,000 KFC and Pizza Hut restaurants nationwide, Louisville-based YUM! Brands Inc., joined Mayor Jerry Abramson in urging the Metro Council to pass a smoking restriction ordinance for Louisville.

8/10/2005
Mayor, Community Leaders Urge Smoking Restriction
Doctors, business leaders, ministers and citizens today joined Mayor Jerry Abramson in urging the Metro Council to pass an ordinance restricting smoking in Louisville.

8/8/2005
Beargrass Bike Path Improvements Begin with Cleanup Mayor seeks volunteers for August 13
One of several bike-path improvements resulting from Mayor Jerry Abramson’s Bicycle Summit will begin with a trail cleanup.

8/8/2005
Councilwoman Woolridge to sponsor Unity in the Community Festival Aug. 14
District 3 Councilwoman Mary Woolridge will sponsor the Unity in the Community Festival, to foster community spirit and motivate young people before the start of the new school year. The festival will be held from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14 at Algonquin Park, Cypress Street and Burwell Avenue.

8/8/2005
Councilwoman Woolridge announces back to school conference
District 3 Councilwoman Mary Woolridge, St. George Community Center and Youth Alive today announced the Unity in the Community Back to School Conference Friday and Saturday, Aug. 12-13, at Lyman T. Johnson Middle School, 2509 Wilson Avenue.

8/5/2005
Councilman Kevin Kramer unveils District 11 Neighborhood Report
LOUISVILLE - District 11 Councilman, Kevin Kramer, has mailed a 36 page report providing updates and information for the various neighborhoods and other groups to the many neighborhood and home owners associations located in District 11.

8/4/2005
Big Changes underway at Metro Louisville Park
LOUISVILLE - District 17 Councilman Glen Stuckel would like to announce the start of construction improvements at Hounz Lane Park.

8/3/2005
'SPOT' Brings Pet Services to Neighborhoods
See SPOT run. Mayor Jerry Abramson today said that citizens will see SPOT - an animal-services clinic on wheels - running throughout Louisville beginning this week.

8/2/2005
Councilwoman Woolridge to tour rail tracks
District 3 Councilwoman Mary Woolridge will tour railroad tracks along the Paducah and Louisville Railway to view property maintenance concerns, including tall grass, debris, deteriorating track conditions and crossings. The tour will begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9 at the railroad tracks at 14th and Kentucky streets, and end at approximately noon.

7/28/2005
Councilman Downard Questions Mayor’s Decision To Eliminate Fire Fighter Positions
Louisville, KY - Metro Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson is ignoring a provision inserted in the most recent budget ordinance concerning staffing levels at the Ashland Fire House.

7/27/2005
Mayor Announces $1 Million in Donations to Waterfront Park
Mayor Jerry Abramson announced today that nearly $1 million in private funds have been donated in the past several weeks to support the development of Waterfront Park’s third and final phase.

7/26/2005
Councilman Tandy to sponsor Back-to-School Health Fair
Councilman David Tandy will sponsor a Fourth District Back-to-School Health Fair for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students. The health fair will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 30 at the City View Health Facility, 1015 W. Chestnut St.

7/25/2005
Councilwoman Shanklin to sponsor inspection blitz
Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin, D-2, has asked Metro inspectors to conduct an inspection sweep of the Newburg, Rangeland, Broadmoor and New Broadmoor communities, to ensure these neighborhoods stay safe and clean.

7/25/2005
Abramson Outlines Heat Relief Plans
With the heat index set to exceed 100 degrees in Louisville, Mayor Jerry Abramson is encouraging residents to use one of 37 available public buildings if relief from the heat is needed.

7/22/2005
Metro EMS Graduates First Recruit Class
Mayor Jerry Abramson today congratulated graduates of the new Louisville Metro EMS training program and said that their skills and commitment are helping implement the city’s vision for a medically driven EMS department providing life-saving services across Louisville.

7/21/2005
Abramson Honors Local Organizations for Contributions to Multicultural Community
Mayor Jerry Abramson today recognized four local organizations and Helen Lang, of the Crane House, for their outstanding contributions to Louisville’s multicultural community through leadership, education, community relations and workforce diversity.

7/21/2005
Councilman King to discuss 10th District initiatives
Councilman Jim King, D-10, today announced several quality of life initiatives he is taking in his council district.

7/20/2005
Abramson: Youth Art Program Helps Teens Metro Government’s Studio2000 Art Sale
Mayor Jerry Abramson today touted the success of Metro Government’s Studio2000 youth-art program and previewed its annual sale to generate funding for the initiative.

7/20/2005
Louisville Named in Top 10 ‘Hot Headquarters’ Areas
The temperature is not the only thing that is hot in Louisville. Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced that Louisville was ranked ninth among the nation’s “Hot Headquarters Metros for the 21st Century.”

7/20/2005
Louisville’s Multi-Agency Mosquito Approach Improving Public Health
Mayor Jerry Abramson today said that confirmed cases of West Nile Virus in humans are down 96 percent in Louisville thanks to continued precautions taken by residents and a collaborative mosquito-control effort involving several public agencies.

7/15/2005
Newburg Neighborhood Revitalized with Rehabbed Homes
Mayor Jerry Abramson today gave Rebecca Welch keys to a mortgage-free home in the Newburg neighborhood, one of 80 houses that Metro Government and nonprofit organizations are in the process of rehabbing there since launching a neighborhood revitalization effort last year.

7/14/2005
Councilman Peden To Host Highview Park Walking Trail Ribbon Cutting
Louisville, KY - Louisville Metro Councilman James Peden will host a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the new walking trail and playground at Highview Park this Tuesday, July 19.

7/12/2005
Fourth District Councilman David Tandy will sponsor a Let's Roll Luncheon for persons with electric
Fourth District Councilman David Tandy will sponsor a Let's Roll Luncheon for persons with electric scooters and chairs, to raise awareness of a mobile community seeking accessibility and celebrate the anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act.

7/11/2005
Councilman Melton offers amendment to ban smoking in workplaces
Councilman George Melton today released an amendment strengthening the proposed smoking ban in Louisville by prohibiting smoking in all workplaces and most public buildings. Councilman Melton said he would offer the amendment when the full council considers the smoking ban ordinance during its regular meeting on Thursday.

7/10/2005
Councilman Stuckel To Host District 17 Town Hall Meeting
Louisville, KY - Louisville Metro Councilman Glen Stuckel will host a public meeting for residents of District 17 on Tuesday, July 12 at 6:30 p.m.

7/7/2005
Councilman Blackwell to hold District 12 Dialogue
Councilman Rick Blackwell will hold a District 12 Dialogue at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 26 at Doss High School, 7601 St. Andrews Church Rd.

7/7/2005
Citizen's Advisory committee on arena to meet July 11
Citizen's Advisory committee on arena to meet July 11

7/1/2005
Mayor Touts Economic Development and Tourism on Overseas Trip
Mayor Jerry Abramson leaves tomorrow for Louisville’s sister city, Montpellier, France, where he will meet with economic and tourism leaders to pitch Louisville as an international destination for business or pleasure.

6/30/2005
Humana announces major expansion for Louisville
State and local leaders announced today that Louisville-based Humana Inc. has chosen its hometown for a major expansion that will create approximately 1,100 new jobs.

6/29/2005
Abramson Expands Free Weekend Concert Series
Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced a lineup of free concerts in parks across Louisville throughout the summer. In its third year, the “Music in the Metro” family concert series has grown bigger than ever with 14 events showcasing local musical talent in a different public park each Sunday from July 10 through October 2.

6/29/2005
Mayor Appoints Metro Animal Services Director
Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced that Dr. Gilles Meloche will serve as director of Metro Animal Services beginning July 11.

6/29/2005
Louisville ‘Adopts’ Fort Campbell Unit
Louisville is now the official city of Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division of the U.S. Army. Mayor Jerry Abramson announced today the “adoption” of the unit based at Fort Campbell, Ky., and invited Louisville residents to support members of the unit by sending cards or care packages.

6/27/2005
Mayor: $5.1 Million Grant Benefits Women & Children
Mayor Jerry Abramson and Congresswoman Anne Northup announced today a multi-million dollar federal grant that will continue a program to reduce minority infant-mortality rates in Louisville.

6/27/2005
Mayor: New EMS Team Making Strides
Mayor Jerry Abramson says that by creating one team and eliminating urban and suburban service boundaries, the newly established Louisville Metro EMS is enhancing the city’s response to medical emergencies.

6/23/2005
Councilman Kramer To Host Four Seasons Neighborhood Association Start-Up Meeting
Councilman Kramer To Host Four Seasons Neighborhood Association Start-Up Meeting

6/22/2005
Mayor Unveils New Identity for HOPE VI Project ‘Liberty Green’ evokes community’s past, future
Mayor Jerry Abramson today unveiled a new identity for the emerging community on the site of the former Clarksdale housing development. Liberty Green is the new name for the $233 million, mixed-income development under construction that will replace the 1940s-era public housing barracks.

6/21/2005
Councilwoman Shanklin, community leaders to meet on recent shootings
District 2 Councilwoman Barbarba Shanklin will meet with neighborhood leaders and local ministers to discuss recent shootings in the community and ways to help curb the violence. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Cop Shop, 4809 Unseld Blvd.

6/17/2005
Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement Provides Grants
Mayor Jerry Abramson and Health Director Dr. Adewale Troutman today awarded more than $50,000 in grants to 17 community-service organizations to promote personal health and fitness.

6/15/2005
Brightside’s Wildflower ‘Welcome Mats’ Bloom
Proceeds from Gallopalooza fund 50 acres of wildflowers along Louisville’s expressways

6/15/2005
Belle of Louisville Named National Steamship of the Year
Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced that the Belle of Louisville was named the 2005 Steamship of the Year by the Steamship Historical Society of America, Inc.

6/14/2005
Revitalization of Russell Neighborhood Continues
Mayor Jerry Abramson today kicked off the construction of 43 new, market-rate homes in the Cedar Street Development, the last major piece of the $26 million Russell Urban Renewal initiative, which began in 1990.

6/14/2005
Councilwoman Woolridge to host community meeting focusing on rail safety
Councilwoman Mary Woolridge will host a District 3 Community Meeting focusing on railways and rail safety in the area.

6/13/2005
Mayor: Louisville on the Path to ‘City of Parks’
Mayor Jerry Abramson says Louisville is well on its way to becoming a “City of Parks.”

6/13/2005
Mayor outlines 'City of Parks' progress
Mayor: Louisville on the Path to ‘City of Parks’ Vision

6/9/2005
Youths to present puppet show after Opera Puppet Theater; Councilwoman Hamilton funded weeklong work
After spending a week designing and creating their puppets and rehearsing their lines, about 20 junior puppeteers from Portland Community Center's summer day camp are ready for their curtain call.

6/8/2005
Local Company Expands to Riverport- Move comes after national search
ISCO Industries has signed a contract to acquire six acres at Riverport Industrial Park, which was approved by Riverport Board action yesterday.

6/7/2005
Tax Amnesty Campaign Brings 10,000 Into Compliance
Louisville Metro Government’s tax-amnesty program brought more than 10,000 residents and businesses into compliance with local tax laws, Mayor Jerry Abramson said at a news conference today.

6/7/2005
River Sweep to Clean Banks of the Ohio
Mayor Jerry Abramson today called on residents to volunteer to help clean debris from the community’s riverbanks during the Ohio River Sweep.

6/7/2005
Fundraiser to help Sheckles family
Metro Council President Barbara Shanklin today announced a fundraiser to help the family of Frederica Sheckles, the seven-year-old child who died due to injuries sustained in a house fire in the Newburg area last week. The family of seven lost everything.

6/6/2005
Councilman Engel To Participate In Fern Creek Park Celebration Day
Louisville, KY - Louisville Metro Councilman Robin Engel will participate in the Fern Creek Park Celebration Day this Saturday, June 18. The event, which will include live music, food, and giveaways including free Louisville Bats tickets, will take place at Fern Creek Park, located at 8715 Ferndale Road.

5/31/2005
Council members to hold forums on Derby cruising
Beginning this week, members of the Louisville Metro Council will hold a series of forums to gather input on Broadway cruising throughout Derby weekend.

5/30/2005
Mayor's 'Hike & Bike' Launches Healthy Campaign
Mayor Jerry Abramson today joined close to 1,000 Louisville residents in cycling a scenic route through downtown and West Louisville.

5/26/2005
Mayor Proposes Louisville Metro Budget to Enhance Safety, Health and Families
Mayor Jerry Abramson today proposed a balanced Metro Government budget that will strengthen public safety and health, support economic development and job growth, and invest in Louisville’s families and quality of life.

5/26/2005
Hurstbourne Parkway Ribbon Cutting
Hurstbourne Parkway Ribbon Cutting The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet cordially invites you to a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Hurstbourne Parkway Extension.

5/24/2005
Councilman Owen announces Original Highlands Neighborhood Association Garden Tour
Eighth District Councilman Tom Owen announced that the Original Highlands Neighborhood Association will host its 2005 Garden Tour on Saturday and Sunday, June 11 and 12, from noon until 5 p.m. both days. The event features approximately 10 residential gardens within the Original Highlands Neighborhood, located just south of East Broadway between Barret and Baxter Avenues. Participating Original Highlands gardeners will be on hand to share their gardening vision, identify plantings and discuss their care.

5/23/2005
Speed 'humps' to be installed to slow drivers on Cleveland Boulevard
Nearly five years after a task force was created to develop strategies for slowing drivers on residential streets, a series of speed humps will be installed on Cleveland Boulevard as part of a pilot program to curb speeding.

5/20/2005
Councilman Henderson to honor retired army officers
Councilman Bob Henderson will join a group of retired army officers tomorrow for the 54th Commissioning Reunion of the 29th Officer Candidate Class, commissioned at Ft. Riley, Kansas May 5, 1951.

5/20/2005
Councilman Weston to co-sponsor open house for Judes Place
Councilman Ron Weston and the Cain Center will co-sponsor an open house to mark the completion and opening of Judes Place Apartments, an 11-unit apartment complex designed for the physically disabled.

5/20/2005
Council members to take part in planning and preservation panel
Six members of the Louisville Metro Council will take part in a panel discussion at the Neighborhood Planning and Preservation spring meeting, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 23 at Third Central United Christian Church, 39th and Broadway.

5/16/2005
Arena ad hoc committee to meet at 5 p.m. today
As a reminder, the Metro Council's ad hoc Arena Committee will meet at 5 p.m. today in the Council Chambers, third floor of City Hall.

5/16/2005
Mayor Announces Opening of Repaired Bridge Bridge Weakened by 1997 Flood
Mayor Jerry Abramson announced today the reopening of a bridge in the far-eastern part of the community partially destroyed during the 1997 flood.

5/16/2005
Mayor Seeks Input on River Road Property
Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced that the public will help decide the long-term use of the former River Road Country Club property.

5/16/2005
River Road property - public input
Mayor Seks Iput on River Road Poperty

5/13/2005
Mayor to Fight Military Cuts at Technology Park
Mayor Jerry Abramson today said he will fight a proposal in the Bush Administration’s base closing plan that would eliminate more than 220 good-paying jobs at Louisville’s Technology Park, formerly the Naval Ordnance Station.

5/11/2005
Mayor Encourages Residents to ‘Hike & Bike’
Mayor Jerry Abramson is encouraging Louisville residents to become more physically active through an enhanced focus on walking in Metro Parks and a community-wide biking and walking event scheduled for May 30.

5/11/2005
Council members to recognize science teacher for national award
Two Louisville Metro Council members will join Chenoweth Elementary students, teachers and administrators in a celebration Friday honoring Darleen Horton, the school's science teacher who was this year's Kentucky recipient of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

5/11/2005
Bike-to-Work Week Set for May 16-20 Bike giveaway planned as part of Louisville’s national BikeTown
May 2005 marks the 49th Annual National Bike Month™ designated by the League of American Bicyclists and Louisville will celebrate National Bike-to-Work Week May 16-20, 2005.

5/10/2005
Citizen's Advisory committee on arena to meet May 11
The Citizen's Advisory committee, a subgroup of the Metro Council's ad hoc Arena Committee, will hold its first meeting at 5 p.m.

5/9/2005
MetroSafe Construction Underway
Mayor Jerry Abramson today marked the start of construction of a facility that will comprise the first phase of MetroSafe, the network that will combine Louisville’s emergency-communications functions and allow emergency responders with various agencies to communicate with one another.

5/9/2005
Opening Juvenile Court Op Ed
Special to the Courier-Journal May 9, 2005 Opening Kentucky Juvenile Courts Benefits to Everyone By Irv Maze Jefferson County Attorney

5/4/2005
Results of Louisville Tax-Assistance Program
Mayor Jerry Abramson announced today the results of Metro Government’s three-year push to help limited-income wage earners apply for additional refunds when completing their federal income-tax forms.

5/4/2005
Louisville Expands Anti-Litter Campaign
Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced that Louisville Metro’s “Keep It Clean” anti-litter efforts will expand with new cameras to deter litterers, partnerships with high schools, and a second phase of media advertising.

5/4/2005
2005 Metro Senior Games
2005 Louisville Metro Regional Senior Games feature new sports, new location

4/28/2005
Arena committee to meet Monday, May 16th
The Louisville Metro Council's ad hoc Arena Committee will hold its next meeting at 5 p.m. Monday, May 16th in the Council Chambers, third floor of City Hall.

4/25/2005
Hamilton, Tandy, White to announce plans for Broadway traffic, vendors
Hamilton, Tandy, White to announce plans for Broadway traffic, vendors

4/15/2005
Four parks adopted
Mayor's Adopt-A-Park initiative grows to include four new parks

4/15/2005
Mayor's Adopt-A-Park Initiative Includes Four New Parks
Citizens who visit four local parks will soon notice improvements as a result of the Mayor’s Adopt-A-Park program, Mayor Jerry Abramson announced today.

4/14/2005
David Tandy Elected District Four Councilman
The Louisville Metro Council tonight elected David Tandy to fill the Fourth District council seat. The election came at a special meeting held at 5 p.m. at City Hall. Tandy, a Democrat, was elected on a 14-11 vote.

4/14/2005
Arena committee to meet Monday
The Louisville Metro Council's ad hoc Arena Committee will hold its first meeting at 5 p.m. Monday, according to Councilman Dan Johnson, chairman of the committee. The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers, third floor of City Hall.

4/14/2005
Citi Cards Celebrates Grand Opening in Blankenbaker Station Business Park Citi currently employs mor
Citi Cards, part of Citigroup Inc., the largest provider of credit cards in the United States, celebrates its grand opening and ribbon cutting at the Blankenbaker Station Business Park today at 10:30 a.m.

4/14/2005
Councilman Unseld to sponsor California Neighborhood Cleanup
Sixth District Councilman George Unseld will sponsor a California Neighborhood Cleanup from 9-11 a.m. Saturday in connection with National Youth Service Day. Volunteers from Project One and Dismas Charities will meet at the California Square Apartments, 1600 W. Garland Ave., at 8 a.m. Saturday to register for the clean up. Other interested parties are invited to participate.

4/13/2005
Neighborhood Crime Reduction Initiatives Expand
Neighborhood crime reduction initiatives expand to include a designated tips hotline, "quick tips" cards and block watch programs.

4/13/2005
Neighborhood Crime-Reduction Initiatives Expand
Neighborhood involvement continues to be the key to reducing crime, Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson and Police Chief Robert White said at a news conference today announcing the expansion of several crime-reduction initiatives.

4/11/2005
New Fern Creek Optimist Soccer Field Dedication & Opening Ceremony Day
Just a reminder to every one that the field dedication will start promptly at 3:30 pm on Sunday April 17 and will last approximately 30 -40 minutes.

4/8/2005
Councilman Fleming Secures SMART Traffic Control Device
Louisville, KY - Louisville Metro Councilman Ken Fleming has secured a SMART (Speed Monitoring Awareness Radar Trailer) Traffic Control device for use exclusively in District Seven.

4/6/2005
Councilwoman Flood to throw out first pitch for Special Needs League at Okolona Little League
Councilwoman Madonna Flood will throw out the first pitch of the opening game for the Special Needs League of Okolona Little League at about 10 a.m. Saturday at the ball fields behind Southern High School, 8620 Preston Hwy.

4/1/2005
Metro Parks summer camps
Metro Parks to offer summer camps in 21locations

4/1/2005
Councilman Owen to discuss 'front porching' on State of Affairs
Eighth District Councilman Tom Owen will be a guest on the State of Affairs radio program, discussing "front porching" and the "leisurely art of sitting, mingling, and talking on the front porch to break the cycle of isolation and hurry in favor of stepping out and slowing down." The program will air from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 5 on WFPL, 89.3 FM.

4/1/2005
Councilman Owen to discuss 'front porching' on State of Affairs
Eighth District Councilman Tom Owen will be a guest on the State of Affairs radio program, discussing "front porching" and the "leisurely art of sitting, mingling, and talking on the front porch to break the cycle of isolation and hurry in favor of stepping out and slowing down." The program will air from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 5 on WFPL, 89.3 FM.

3/31/2005
Council creates ad hoc committee on arena
Metro Council President Barbara Shanklin today announced the creation of an ad hoc committee to study the feasibility of building a downtown arena as a sports and entertainment venue.

3/31/2005
Abramson Makes Final Four Wager With Illinois Mayors
Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced a friendly wager with his fellow Illinois city leaders on the outcome of Saturday’s Final Four match-up between the University of Louisville and University of Illinois.

3/31/2005
Abramson Names Jelsma Special Liaison for the Arts
Mayor Jerry Abramson has appointed Sherry Jelsma to the $1 per year position of Mayor’s Special Liaison for Arts and Culture.

3/31/2005
Mayor Announces Crime-Fighting Partnership
Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced a crime-fighting partnership that will target and track released convicts who pose the greatest risk for committing more violent crimes in Louisville.

3/30/2005
Louisville’s Youth Golf Programming to Expand
Louisville’s youth golf programming will expand through a partnership between Louisville Metro Government and The First Tee, a national program that impacts the lives of young people of all backgrounds through the platform of golf.

3/30/2005
Youth golf programs growing
Louisville’s youth golf programming to expand

3/29/2005
Louisville to forgive penalties, interest on overdue occupational tax Tax amnesty to run through May
For the next two months, employers and workers in Louisville Metro will have an unprecedented opportunity to lift a tax burden they may have been carrying around for years.

3/25/2005
Junk Drop-off Day Springs Up
Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced details of a free program to help residents with spring cleaning.

3/25/2005
12th District Spring Cleanup rescheduled
Councilman Rick Blackwell announced today that the 12th District Spring Cleanup originally scheduled for this Saturday has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 9.

3/24/2005
Riverview Park public input
Citizens invited to help shape Riverview Park's future

3/23/2005
LMPD Officer Killed in Line of Duty
LMPD Officer Peter Grignon was killed in the line of duty.

3/23/2005
Councilman Henderson to hold 14th District Cleanup March 26
Councilman Bob Henderson will hold a 14th District Cleanup from 8:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. on Saturday. The clean up will target the main arteries in the district, including Greenwood Road; Terry Lane; Ashby Lane; Bethany Lane; Greenbelt Highway; Johnsontown Road; Watson Lane and Lower River Road.

3/23/2005
Louisville Police Officer Killed in the Line of Duty
27-year-old Louisville Metro Police Officer Peter Alan Grignon paid the ultimate sacrifice this morning when he lost his life while responding to a call for service in the 2600 block of Accasia.

3/22/2005
National Lowe’s Award to Expand Louisville’s ‘Creating Safer Neighborhoods' Program
Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced that Louisville Metro Government will extend its “Creating Safer Neighborhoods” program, thanks to a $10,000 grant from Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse Stores.

3/21/2005
Councilwoman Woolridge to speak on volunteerism March 22
District 3 Councilwoman Mary Woolridge will be the guest speaker at the Shively Lions Club business meeting beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Holiday Inn Southwest, 4110 Dixie Highway in Shively.

3/21/2005
Councilman Owen to sponsor breast cancer screenings
Councilman Tom Owen will join Rep. Mary Lou Marzian in sponsoring an 8th District breast cancer screening event for women 40 years of age and over. The screening will be held from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 27 at the Douglass Boulevard Community Center, 2005 Douglass Blvd.

3/18/2005
Interviews for District 1 candidates to be held Monday
Metro Council President Barbara Shanklin announced today that interviews for candidates to fill the vacant District 1 council seat will begin at 3:30 p.m. Monday in the Council Chambers, third floor of City Hall.

3/18/2005
Councilwoman Woolridge to hold District 3 Spring Town Meeting
Councilwoman Mary Woolridge will hold a District 3 Spring Town Meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 31 at Canaan Community Development Corporation, 2203 Dixie Hwy.

3/17/2005
Councilman Blackwell sponsors 12th District Spring Cleanup
Councilman Rick Blackwell will sponsor a 12th District Spring Cleanup beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 26. Volunteers should meet in the parking lot of PRP Fire Department, 8201 Greenwood Road.

3/16/2005
Louisville's Merger to be Highlighted at National Conference
Mayor Jerry Abramson announced today that the successful merger of Louisville and Jefferson County will be highlighted during a national conference on government collaboration to be held in Louisville this fall.

3/9/2005
Chautauqua Airlines Breaks Ground on New Aircraft Maintenance Facility at Louisville International A
The Louisville Regional Airport Authority officially broke ground today for an aircraft maintenance complex for Chautauqua Airlines.

3/4/2005
Councilwoman Hamilton to hold community meeting March 22
Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton today announced two upcoming events for District 5.

3/2/2005
New Directors Named
Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced two changes to Metro Government departmental leadership.

3/1/2005
District 1 residents reminded about vacancy deadline
Metro Council President Barbara Shanklin today reminded persons interested in applying for the position of District 1 councilman that they have until close of business on Friday, March 4 to submit their resume for consideration.

2/28/2005
Councilman Henderson to hold District 14 meeting
Councilman Bob Henderson will hold a District 14 meeting beginning at 7 p.m. Monday, March 7 at Sun Valley Community Center, 6505 Bethany Lane.

2/28/2005
Frankfort Avenue cleanup rescheduled for March 19
The Frankfort Avenue Spring Cleanup, originally set for this Saturday, has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 19.

2/28/2005
Councilman Owen sponsors 'Front Porch Tuesdays' in the Highlands April 12, 19
Eighth District Councilman Tom Owen will sponsor "Front Porch Tuesdays" for two consecutive Tuesdays in April to encourage residents to deliberately set aside time to interact with neighbors and strengthen the community.

2/25/2005
Louisville Selected for Major UPS Expansion Expansion to Create up to 1,000 New Jobs
Mayor Jerry Abramson today joined Governor Ernie Fletcher and state and local economic development officials in announcing that UPS will locate an air-freight servicing hub in Louisville.

2/25/2005
Blackwell to tour Maverick plant
Twelfth District Councilman Rick Blackwell will join state Rep. Joni Jenkins and Ken Metcalf of Kentucky Pollution Prevention in touring the current Maverick Tube plant in Ferndale, Michigan and talking to neighbors on Monday, Feb. 28.

2/22/2005
Abramson unveils 'City of Parks' vision
Thousands of acres, 100-mile trail build on Olmsted heritage

2/22/2005
Councilman Bright to host District 4 community forum
Councilman Willie Bright will host a District 4 community forum from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 3 to give residents an opportunity to ask questions and address issues in their neighborhoods. The meeting will be held at Coleridge-Taylor Montessori Elementary School, 1115 W. Chestnut Street, in the Playtorium.

2/18/2005
Council to recognize African-American principals
Louisville Metro Council President Barbara Shanklin and members of the Council will honor all African-American principals in the Jefferson County Public School system during a ceremony to commemorate Black History Month. The event will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23 in the Metro Council Chambers, third floor of City Hall, 601 W. Jefferson St.

2/16/2005
New Improvements Keep Louisville Slugger Field Fresh
Mayor Jerry Abramson and Louisville Bats President Gary Ulmer today announced several improvements taking shape at Louisville Slugger Field in time for the opening of the 2005 season.

2/9/2005
Louisville Bicycle Summit Presents Findings
Mayor Jerry Abramson will create a task force to follow up on the findings and recommendations resulting from the first-ever Louisville Bicycle Summit.

2/9/2005
Meetings Set to Assist Non-Profits in Applying for Louisville Metro Funding
A series of conferences are scheduled to assist area non-profit agencies in applying for funding from Louisville Metro Government.

2/8/2005
Councilwoman Hamilton announces District 5 Security Light Program
Fifth District Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton today announced that applications are being accepted for the District 5 Dusk to Dawn Security Light Program, providing residents in her district who qualify with a security light for their home.

2/7/2005
Council members sponsor Walkable Community workshop
Three members of the Louisville Metro Council will sponsor workshops they hope will identify ways to turn Louisville Metro into a pedestrian-friendly city.

2/4/2005
Expo to Provide Insight to Planning Events in Louisville Metro
Whether it’s a corporate event, neighborhood block party, charity walk, wedding reception or church picnic, individuals that plan events in Louisville Metro can learn about the services available to make their event successful at the Mayor’s Event Expo.

2/3/2005
New Housing Coming For Downtown Workers: Cathedral Commons
Mayor Jerry Abramson, Christ Church Cathedral Dean Keith Marsh, and developer partners today broke ground on a new housing project for qualified tenants in the heart of downtown.

2/2/2005
Louisville Metro to Host International Concert to Benefit Tsunami Victims
Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced details of an internationally themed concert and food festival to benefit victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami.

2/2/2005
LOJIC Maps on Display at Metro Hall
Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced details of a collection of maps that will be on display in the second-floor rotunda of Louisville Metro Hall during February.

1/27/2005
Mayor Calls for 'Awareness and Action' Regarding Area Homeless
Following announced cuts in federal funding to area homeless services, Mayor Jerry Abramson today said citizen knowledge and support of existing programs will be crucial in minimizing the effect of homelessness on the community.

1/25/2005
Technology Park Attracts New Manufacturing Company
Steel Structural Systems, LLC, a producer of roll formed steel framing components, is the latest company to join the lineup at Technology Park. Jeffrey Cahall, Director of Technology Park of Greater Louisville, announced the addition today.

1/21/2005
Flood to join in veteran's benefit symposium
Councilwoman Madonna Flood will join Heather French Henry for a symposium to highlight veteran's healthcare benefits. The symposium will run from 6-9 p.m. Saturday at the UAW Hall, 3000 Fern Valley Road.

1/20/2005
President Shanklin announces bipartisan framework to head committees
Louisville Metro Council President Barbara Shanklin today announced a bipartisan framework of council members to head 2005 committees.

1/20/2005
President Shanklin announces bipartisan framework to head committees
Louisville Metro Council President Barbara Shanklin today announced a bipartisan framework of council members to head 2005 committees.

1/20/2005
Mayor Outlines Vision for A Stronger Louisville in State of the City Address
In his annual State of the City address, Mayor Jerry Abramson today laid out a vision for safer, stronger neighborhoods, a more expansive parks system and a strategic approach for growing jobs.

1/18/2005
Councilman Blackwell to hold District 12 Dialogue
Councilman Rick Blackwell will hold a District 12 Dialogue at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26 at the Southwest Government Center, 7219 Dixie Highway.

1/13/2005
Councilwoman Ward-Pugh elected chair of Democratic Caucus; Blackwell named vice chair
Ninth District Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh was elected chairwoman and 12th District Councilman Rick Blackwell was elected vice chairman of the Democratic Caucus Thursday.

1/13/2005
Councilman Owen to hold meeting Jan. 18 on snow removal efforts
Eighth District Councilman Tom Owen and other council members will meet with representatives of public agencies to discuss Metro snow removal efforts during the last two weeks of December. The meeting will be held at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Council Chambers, third floor of City Hall, 601 W. Jefferson St.

1/10/2005
Louisville Metro Prepares For Potential Flooding -Community better protected compared to 1997 flood
Mayor Jerry Abramson today detailed Metro Government’s preparations for potential flooding due to forecasted heavy rains this week, excessive ground saturation and rising Ohio River levels.

1/7/2005
Shanklin seeks Metro Council presidency
Second District Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin will seek the presidency of the Louisville Metro Council when it meets at 6 p.m. Monday to elect its top leadership position.

1/6/2005
At Mid-Term, Mayor Continues Focus on Safety, Economic Development, Quality of Life
On the two-year anniversary of the merger of the city of Louisville and Jefferson County, Mayor Jerry Abramson said local government is more efficient and effective, and his administration is continuing to work to make Louisville the best hometown for families.

1/6/2005
Metro Animal Services Captain Appointed as Agency's Interim Director
Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced that Capt. Ann Camp of Metro Animal Services has been named the agency’s interim director, effective Jan. 3. Camp will lead Animal Services during the search process for a permanent replacement for Eric Blow, who retired December 31 after 26 years as director.

1/4/2005
Waterfront Development Corp. to Assume Temporary Management of Belle of Louisville
Mayor Jerry Abramson announced today that the Waterfront Development Corporation (WDC) will assume temporary management of the Belle of Louisville and Spirit of Jefferson riverboats after the contract with the current managing company expires January 30.

1/3/2005
Abramson Directs Metro Government Flags Flown at Half-Staff to Honor Disaster Victims
Mayor Jerry Abramson today directed flags on Louisville Metro Government buildings and grounds be flown at half-staff to pay tribute to the victims of the recent earthquake and tsunamis in Asia.