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Metro Newsroom - 2006 Archive


12/31/2006
Noveon Construction Permit
APCD proposes to issue a construction permit to Noveon, Inc.

12/30/2006
Metro Council’s Minority Caucus calls on Mayor to VETO Animal Control Ordinance
Members of the Metro Council’s Minority Caucus have asked the Mayor to veto the Animal Control Ordinance passed at the Tuesday, December 19, 2006 Metro Council meeting.

12/29/2006
Democrats Judith Green and Marianne Butler join 12 others in taking the oath of office for Metro Cou
In a swearing in ceremony, 14 members of the Louisville Metro Council took the oath office Thursday afternoon to begin a new year under merged government.

12/28/2006
Mayor Proclaims Days Honoring Cardinals and Wildcats
Mayor Jerry Abramson has proclaimed December 29, 2006 as “Wildcat Pride Day” and January 2, 2007, as “Cardinal Pride Day” in honor of the University of Kentucky’s and University of Louisville’s upcoming bowl games.

12/28/2006
Free Diabetes Classes Available
Individuals interested in learning about and managing diabetes are invited to attend a series of four free classes being offered by the Louisville Metro Health Department beginning Thursday, January 11, at the Southwest Regional Library, 10375 Dixie Highway.

12/28/2006
Public Swearing-In Ceremony
Public Swearing-In Ceremony for Mayor Jerry Abramson, the Metro Council and other Jefferson County elected officials.

12/27/2006
Majority Caucus will not meet on Thursday due to swearing in ceremony
Due to the formal swearing in ceremony of Mayor Jerry Abramson and the newly elected members of the Metro Council, the Majority Caucus will not hold its meeting on Thursday December 28th.

12/27/2006
Councilman Owen to formally unveil the “4 Corners” sidewalk medallions on Thursday
Many neighborhoods are unique in Metro Louisville but sometimes a simple stroll down a sidewalk will not give an indication of the pride a neighborhood shows.

12/27/2006
Metro Council to take on St. Gabriel in Charity Basketball Event
The Louisville Metro Council will field a team of 10 players in a charity basketball game against the St. Gabriel Men’s Club.

12/26/2006
Mayors Put Up Bourbon, Sweets on Orange Bowl Game
Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson and Winston-Salem (NC) Mayor Allen Joines have made a friendly wager on the outcome of the FedEx Orange Bowl matchup between the University of Louisville andWake Forest University.

12/26/2006
Center combats health gap between whites, minorities
"Even at age 14, Jamillya Martin believes it's not right that minorities suffer more health problems than white residents. So she's glad to be part of a program run through Louisville's new Center for Health Equity, which is designed to attack such health disparities."

12/20/2006
Metro Council approves animal control ordinance that deals with dangerous dogs and unaltered animals
By a vote of 16 to 8, the Louisville Metro Council approved an animal control ordinance that enhances public safety and promotes responsible pet ownership.

12/18/2006
"Re-Gift" Christmas Tree After the Holidays
Mayor Abramson announces tree recycling for residents.

12/17/2006
Rohm & Haas Construction Permit
APCD proposes to issue construction permits to Rohm and Haas Company

12/15/2006
Council members to attend meeting on renaming 22nd street for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Several Metro Council members are planning to attend a special meeting in Portland to discuss the renaming of a portion of 22nd Street for the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

12/15/2006
Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve
Families can once again ring in a new year together at the Mayor’s Family New Year’s Eve Party. It's an evening of free children’s activities, games, movies, music and bands at the Louisville Gardens on Dec. 31, from 8 p.m. to midnight.

12/15/2006
Brown-Forman Greens Louisville with 2500 Trees
In a west Louisville neighborhood earlier this week, Brightside planted the 2,500th tree paid for with support from the Brown-Forman Corporation. Mayor Jerry Abramson today recognized the Louisville’s company’s 20-year support of Brightside with a presentation to Brown-Forman Chairman Owsley Brown.

12/14/2006
Expanded Hours for Animal Adoptions
Metro Animal Services (MAS) announces expanded hours for adoptions at its Animal Care Center.

12/14/2006
Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center and Radio Disney Present “Dive-In” Movies on December 21
Metro Parks invites families to "dive in" for free entertainment on Thursday, December 21, at the indoor Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center, 201 Reservoir Avenue.

12/14/2006
Metro Council Democrats join Pride Inc. in hosting 35th Annual Christmas party
Since 1971, Pride Inc. has hosted a party for all children in Metro Louisville and that tradition will continue on Saturday, December 16th.

12/14/2006
Councilman Tandy to join Governor in announcing new economic development initiative
Councilman David Tandy (D) 4 will join Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher and local businessman Charlie Johnson to announce new partners in program focusing on employment and economic development.

12/13/2006
Andrea Crider Derouen joins Metro Council staff in the District 24
Metro Councilwoman Madonna Flood (D) 24 has announced Andrea Crider Derouen is joining her staff as a legislative assistant.

12/12/2006
Proposed Animal Control Ordinance moves forward to full Metro Council for vote after Committee appro
By a vote of four to three, the Government Administration has approved a proposed animal control ordinance that will deal with dangerous and potentially dangerous dogs in Metro Louisville.

12/11/2006
Metro Council members encourage holiday support for the 2007 Louisville Calendar
With the New Year fast approaching, there is a new calendar out that will not only highlight attractions of Metro Louisville but also help the Association of Community Ministries raise fund for their many programs aimed at assisting residents of this community.

12/11/2006
Study Details Louisville’s International Population
The Louisville community has several successful programs to welcome and integrate international residents, and should continue to focus in this area as the city’s population continues to grow more diverse, according to a study released today by Mayor Jerry Abramson and the Louisville Metro Office for International Affairs (OIA).

12/11/2006
Marty Storch Receives Kentucky Golf Award
The Kentucky Golf Association has named Metro Parks' Assistant Director of Operations, Marty Storch, the 2006 recipient of the J.W. Janes Award - given annually by the Kentucky Golf Association's Board of Directors to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to amateur golf in Kentucky.

12/11/2006
Flu Cases Reported in Kentucky
The Kentucky Department for Public Health has reported 3 laboratory confirmed cases of flu in the state. The cases involve two Fayette County residents and one Woodford County resident. While no flu cases have been confirmed so far this year in Louisville Metro, the presence of influenza in the state marks the beginning of flu season.

12/8/2006
Open Burning on Metro TV
A segment about open burning will air on Metro TV.

12/6/2006
The Fern Creek/Highview United Ministries (FCHUM) will mark the start of construction of the FCHUM I
The Fern Creek/Highview United Ministries (FCHUM) will mark the start of construction of the FCHUM Individual and Family Assistance Center at a 2pm ceremony Thursday, December 7 2006. The construction of an assistance center on the property of Beulah Presbyterian Church located at the corner of Bardstown Road and Beulah Church Road (6704 Bardstown Road).

12/6/2006
Metro Parks Designates Seven Parks for Winter Sledding
Metro Parks opens hills in seven parks for sledding from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. when snow accumulation reaches 2-3 inches.

12/6/2006
Paint Your Own Pottery with Metro Parks & Recreation;
Metro Parks & Recreation is offering “Paint Your Own Pottery” sessions on Tuesday, December 12, at Douglass Community Center, Adapted Leisure Activities and the Metro Arts Center.

12/6/2006
Health Department Receives Grant for SIDS Education
The Louisville Metro Health Department has received a $4,500 grant from the CJ Foundation for SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome), the largest leading SIDS organization in the country

12/4/2006
Councilman Tandy to host Light Up Smoketown On Tuesday, December 12th
The holiday season continues throughout Metro Louisville as Councilman David Tandy (D) 4 host “Light Up Smoketown and the Shelby Park Neighborhoods”

12/4/2006
Mayor Abramson and Councilman Tandy to address Kentucky Youth Assembly
It's the largest youth-in-government program in the nation, with over 6,000 middle and high school participants across Kentucky.

12/4/2006
Councilwoman Woolridge partners with Standard Avenue Block Watch Club in fighting crime
Anyone who travels down Standard Avenue between 22nd Street to Cypress Street is now aware of a neighborhood watching out for crime.

12/4/2006
Councilman Watkins sponsors community cleanup for Lake Dreamland area
In an effort to tackle the problem of litter and abandoned property, Councilman Leonard Watkins (D) 1 will sponsor a community cleanup in the Lake Dreamland area for Saturday, December 2nd.

12/4/2006
Councilwoman Woolridge’s District 3 Holiday Party to help Dare to Care
As families gather for the District 3 Holiday Party on December 16th, they will get a chance to help those less fortunate for the holiday season.

12/1/2006
Recommended Order re Southland Terrace
The Air Pollution Control Board will hold a public hearing on a Recommended Order in APCD's enforcement action against Elder Construction and Associates, Inc., Yana Elder Company, and Fred Radcliffe, Jr.

12/1/2006
Health Department to Hold Flu Shot Clinic at Slugger Field
Health Department to Hold Flu Shot Clinic at Slugger Field Clinic is Sunday and is open to the General Public. No appointments are necessary.

11/30/2006
Councilwoman Ward-Pugh to present “Golden Antlers” during Olde Tyme Christmas on Frankfort Avenue
When anyone hears of the “Golden Antlers” they may think of the treasured prize of the great Steamboat Race during Kentucky Derby Festival Week in May.

11/30/2006
Abramson Announces Initiatives to Increase Recycling Participation
Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced that the city will expand plastic products accepted in all of its recycling programs.

11/30/2006
Council members Woolridge and Watkins to join Park DuValle in celebrating the 6th Annual Holiday Fes
Residents of the Park DuValle Neighborhood will once again ring in the holiday with a series of events designed to entertain the young.

11/30/2006
One-Stop Shop for Youth Services
Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced a new feature on the city’s website that creates a one-stop shop in cyberspace for youth services offered in Louisville.

11/30/2006
Councilwoman Woolridge to host Holiday Party for children in Metro Louisville
With the holiday season officially underway, it’s can be a busy and hectic time for children and adults. Sometimes families might need a break. So this year, a special party will again be held for children.

11/30/2006
Councilwoman Hamilton announces Christmas Door Decorating Contest for District 5 households
For some, decorating for the holidays can be very elaborate or simple. It just depends on tradition and creativity.

11/30/2006
Health and Human Services Committee to hear update on AIDS/HIV in Jefferson County
The Metro Council’s Health and Human Services Committee will receive an update on AIDS/HIV cases in Jefferson County when it meets on Wednesday November 29th.

11/30/2006
Councilwoman Hamilton to spread holiday cheer for residents of District 5
Metro Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D) 5 makes it a point through out the year to meet with people in her district to learn of their concerns and problems.

11/30/2006
Councilman Henderson and Metro Parks host Christmas party for families in Southwest Jefferson County
With the help of Metro Parks, Councilman Bob Henderson (D) 14 is encouraging families to come out to a Christmas Party on Friday December 1st.

11/30/2006
Metro Council joins Mayor and Governor in groundbreaking for new downtown arena
Louisville – With the turn of several shovels, members of the Metro Council joined Mayor Jerry Abramson and Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher in breaking ground for a new downtown arena on Tuesday.

11/30/2006
WinterFest Brings Holiday Cheer to Iroquois Amphitheater on Dec. 9-10
Louisville Metro Parks & Recreation will once again spread holiday cheer at WinterFest, South Louisville’s most popular annual holiday event.

11/29/2006
Abramson Streamlines Government Structure
Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced a new streamlined management structure for Louisville Metro Government.

11/29/2006
144 Acres Added to Jefferson Memorial Forest through City of Parks Initiative
Mayor Jerry Abramson and The Trust for Public Land today announced two significant additions to Jefferson Memorial Forest through the City of Parks initiative.

11/28/2006
Updated Air Toxics Risk Assessment Released
APCD Releases New West Louisville Air Toxics Risk Assessment

11/28/2006
Officials Break Ground for new Downtown Arena
The Louisville Arena project reached a milestone today as Governor Ernie Fletcher joined state and local dignitaries to turned shovels of dirt in a ceremonial groundbreaking for the city’s newest sports and entertainment venue.

11/28/2006
Ground Broken for New Louisville Arena
A new Louisville Arena on the riverfront is a step closer to reality today as state and local dignitaries turned shovels of dirt in a ceremonial groundbreaking for the city’s newest sports and entertainment venue.

11/28/2006
Minority Affairs Committee receives update on Metro Police efforts in fighting gangs
In an effort to learn more about existing and potential gangs in the Louisville area, members of the Council’s Minority Affairs committee were updated during their meeting on Monday.

11/28/2006
Councilwoman Shanklin invites everyone to “Light Up Newburg”
As the holiday season continues, yet another area of Metro Louisville will bring in the holiday season with the help of Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin (D) 2.

11/27/2006
The District 12 Health Fair ready to offer prevention tips, check ups and screenings for residents o
With winter just around the corner, flu season is not to far away. Some may not be ready for either but there is one way to be prepared for both.

11/27/2006
Holiday Wishes from Metro Animal Services
The holidays are a special timing of giving for most people, however at Metro Animal Services (MAS) everyday seems to be a time for giving, giving up unwanted animals.

11/22/2006
Nov. 27 Marks National Influenza Immunization Week
The Louisville Metro Health Department will offer flu shots without appointment to anyone 6 months of age or older who wants to avoid getting the flu this winter.

11/22/2006
Metro Councilman Downard and Councilwoman-Elect Green to collect gifts for Metro Louisville Children
Metro Councilman Kelly Downard (District 16) and Councilwoman-Elect Judy Green (District 1) 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.

11/22/2006
Stansbury Park Planning Process Continues with Nov. 30 Meeting
Officials will present a preliminary master plan for William B. Stansbury Park and solicit public input during a community meeting on November 30. The meeting, hosted by Metro Parks, the Olmsted Parks Conservancy, and the University of Louisville, takes place at 6:30 p.m. in the South Louisville Community Center, 2911 Taylor Boulevard.

11/21/2006
Glacier Run Campaign Launched for Louisville Zoo
A new anchor exhibit - Glacier Run - and four smaller attractions will be added to the Louiisville Zoo through a Capital Campaign announced today by Mayor Jerry Abramson.

11/20/2006
District 12 Dialogue focuses on development of Riverview Park in southwest Jefferson County
A major effort is underway in Metro Louisville to develop more parks through out the county. On Tuesday, November 21, residents of District 12 will get a chance to learn more about effort to expand and develop Riverview Park.

11/20/2006
Metro Council Democrats to host special Thanksgiving Dinner for area seniors
It is a time when family and friends gather over turkey, dressing and cranberries. Some council members will continue an event to ensure area senior citizens have a special Thanksgiving celebration.

11/16/2006
Former Philip Morris Site to be Redeveloped
Mayor Abramson says hundreds of jobs and new retail and business services will be created at the site of the old Philip Morris plant at 18th & Broadway.

11/16/2006
Great American Smokeout A Great Time to Decide to Quit
Every year, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout by quitting smoking or smoking less or quitting for the day. The event, which is today, challenges people to stop using tobacco products and raises awareness of the many effective ways to stop smoking for good. The event is held each year on the third Thursday of November.

11/15/2006
Health Department Now Offering Flu Shots to the General Public
The Louisville Metro Health Department is now offering flu shots to anyone 6 months of age or older who wants to avoid getting the flu this winter. Shots are given by appointment at the Health Department main office at 400 E. Gray Street. Phone 574-5643 to make an appointment.

11/15/2006
Councilwoman Woolridge will cut ribbon for new bus shelters and sidewalk improvements in Park DuVall
Councilwoman Mary C. Woolridge (D) 3 will participate in a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, November 17th at 10:00am.

11/14/2006
Mayor Reports Snow Team Ready to Roll
Mayor Jerry Abramson today unveiled the 2006-2007 Louisville Metro Snow and Ice Removal Plan.

11/14/2006
‘Pride of America’ Tree to Anchor Light Up Louisville
At 65 feet tall, 40 feet wide and weighing four tons, the city’s official holiday tree is expected to arrive by helicopter airlift today as the centerpiece for Light Up Louisville.

11/13/2006
‘Bright Lights, Big City’ for Light Up Louisville
Louisville’s family-favorite holiday tradition will be bigger and brighter than ever, Mayor Jerry Abramson said today. “Light Up Louisville” is set for Nov. 24 and will feature more lights and a taller tree than ever seen on the Friday after Thanksgiving in Louisville, along with the debut of a special high-tech light show that will run nightly throughout the holiday season.

11/13/2006
Health and Human Services committee to focus attention on Alzheimer’s Awareness month in November
It is a disease that slowly robs the memory and is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States.

11/10/2006
Louisville’s Health Director Elected to National Board
Dr. Adewale Troutman, director of the Louisville Metro Health Department has been elected to the board of directors for the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO).

11/10/2006
Councilman Stuckel to Hold Public Meeting on Speeding
Louisville Metro Councilman Glen Stuckel (District 17) will hold a public meeting to discuss speeding within the district.

11/9/2006
New Clinic Offers Medical Attention, Compassionate Services to Victims of Sexual Assault
Louisville's first community-based sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) clinic opened today at The Center for Women and Families. The Louisville SANE Clinic is fueled by a collaborative including The Center for Women and Families, University Hospital, Louisville Metro, and agencies comprising the Louisville Sexual Assault Response Team (SART).

11/9/2006
Councilwoman Ward-Pugh helps with BRAG check presentation for local charity
Metro Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh (D) 9 will be on hand as BRAG presents another check of what the groups hopes will be many more to assist local charities.

11/9/2006
New Traffic Laws
New Traffic Laws

11/9/2006
Proposed amendments to regulations in Part 5
The Air Pollution Control Board opens a public comment period November 9, 2006, on proposed amendments to District Regulations 5.01, 5.21 and 5.22.

11/8/2006
Councilman King spearheads new beautification effort in District 10
Over the past 60 years, retail shopping carts have had a significant impact on our community. A convenience while shopping because they hold multiple items, often times you will see them abandoned and scattered throughout our neighborhoods.

11/8/2006
Metro Council revisits history for its Thursday night meeting
For almost 213 years, Louisville and Jefferson County government operated on the traditional system of representative voting. When an Alderman or County Commissioner’s name was called, a simple yes or no voice vote was cast.

11/6/2006
Healthy Start to Hold Workshop on Wednesday Evening
The Health Department’s Healthy Start initiative will hold a workshop entitled Why Prenatal Care is Too Late on Wednesday evening.

11/2/2006
Councilwoman Ward-Pugh says the time has come to clean up Frankfort
If you live in Kentucky, there is a pretty good chance someone has said “they need to clean up the mess in Frankfort.”

11/1/2006
Waterfront Park Named Among Nation’s Top Urban Parks
Louisville’s Waterfront Park has been named one of the nation’s Top Ten Urban Parks by the Urban Land Institute, an international planning, research and education organization.

11/1/2006
Louisville First in Southeast for Manufacturing Jobs
Louisville ranks as the Southeast’s top manufacturing city, according to Manufacturers’ News, Inc. (MNI), which compiles and distributes manufacturing guides, statistics and databases for all 50 states.

11/1/2006
Majority Caucus cancels Thursday meeting
The Democratic Majority Caucus has cancelled its regular meeting for this coming Thursday, November 2nd.

10/30/2006
Mayor Announces 2006 Top Apple Schools
Mayor Jerry Abramson and Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Stephen Daeschner today visited four local schools to announce the winners of the 2006 Mayor’s Top Apple Schools award.

10/27/2006
Veteran GE Executive Leads Metrosafe Contract Selection Team
Mayor Jerry Abramson today named Roger Schipke, a longtime senior vice president of General Electric who oversaw worldwide appliance operations, to lead Louisville Metro’s efforts to review, select and negotiate a multi-million dollar contract for the next phase of the MetroSafe emergency-communications network.

10/27/2006
Metro Police Unveil Public-Safety Cameras
Mayor Jerry Abramson and Louisville Metro Police Chief Robert White today unveiled MetroWatch, the police department’s newest crime-fighting and crime-prevention tool.

10/27/2006
Metro Council Democrats pleased with progress in getting Metrowatch up and operating
One neighborhood is using technology to keep an eye for crime. Another will be up and running soon.

10/26/2006
Health Department to Give 1,000 Free Flu Shots
The Louisville Metro Health Department will give 1,000 free flu shots at a special drive-through event beginning at 11 a.m. on Monday, October 30th at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center.

10/24/2006
Additional Free Diabetes Classes Being Offered by Health Department
Individuals interested in learning about and managing diabetes are invited to attend a series of two free classes being offered by the Louisville Metro Health Department beginning Saturday, November 4, at the Louisville Metro Health Department, 400 East Gray Street. Classes are free and attendance at both classes is encouraged

10/24/2006
Councilwoman Flood encourages pet owners to take advantage of Okolona Rabies and License Clinic
It is a concept that is designed along the lines of one place to take care of everything. Some might call it one stop shopping only this time it is geared to help pet owners.

10/24/2006
Councilwoman Woolridge to join Mayor and Governor for check presentation on substance abuse
Councilwoman Mary C. Woolridge (D) 3 will join Mayor Jerry Abramson and Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher in announcing a statewide grant program to target child abuse prevention through an initiative of substance abuse recovery and treatment.

10/24/2006
Community Meetings Begin for Regional Libraries
Library users in Louisville will have the chance to offer their ideas on the future of Louisville’s libraries in a series of meetings this fall.

10/24/2006
Councilwoman Woolridge sees great potential for area families with START program grants
There are 1100 children in foster care programs in Jefferson County. The surprising factor in this number is 80 per cent of those children are there because substance abuse has played a role in their parent’s lives.

10/23/2006
Metro Parks, UPS Team Up for Global Volunteer Challenge
Metro Parks and United Parcel Service Team Up for Third Annual Global Volunteer Challenge Week

10/20/2006
Mayor: Businesses Choosing West Louisville
Recent business relocations and expansions are demostrating that West Louisville is becoming a preferred location for businesses on the move.

10/20/2006
Councilwoman Flood and Mayor Abramson to dedicate playground equipment at Blue Lick Park on Saturday
Children and parents in the Okolona area are invited to a special dedication ceremony at Blue Lick Park on Saturday, October 21st.

10/20/2006
With flu season at hand, District 12 Dialogue to focus on health questions with Dr. Adewale Troutman
The flu is something most people would rather not deal with in the winter but is there a way to avoid it? How bad will the flu season be this year? Is Metro Louisville prepared?

10/19/2006
Free Weight Control Series Being Offered by Health Department
Individuals interested in learning successful weight loss strategies, grocery shopping tips, cooking light, eating on the go & dealing with the common pitfalls of weight loss can take advantage of a free weight control series being offered by the Louisville Metro Health Department.

10/19/2006
MetroTV to Air Candidate Debates and Forums
MetroTV to Air Candidate Debates and Forums

10/19/2006
From Valley Station to PRP to Shively, volunteers get ready for 2006 Southwest Pride Cleanup Day
Hundreds of volunteers and elected officials will be joining hands for an important community event on Saturday, October 28th, 2006.

10/18/2006
Mayor Says to ‘Take a Hike!’
Mayor Jerry Abramson is encouraging Louisville residents to “take a hike” on Saturday, Oct. 21 at the Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Hike at Jefferson Memorial Forest. The free event is part of the Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement designed to encourage healthy behavior including better nutrition and increased physical activity.

10/18/2006
First Annual Faith Walk Scheduled
The Louisville Metro Health Department’s Office of Faith and Health is encouraging people of all faiths to walk their way to a healthier mind, body and spirit by participating in the first annual Faith Walk.

10/17/2006
Metro Council Members to Host Internet Safety Seminars
Metro Council members Stuart Benson (District 20), Kevin Kramer (District 11), Julie Raque Adams (District 18), Robin Engel (District 22) and James Peden (District 23) will host two seminars focused on safe usage of the internet. The first seminar will held on Wednesday October 25 at the Fern Creek Chamber of Commerce Conference Room (6104 Bardstown Road).

10/16/2006
Metro Councilman Kevin Kramer to hold District 11 Town Hall Meeting
Louisville Metro Council President Kevin Kramer (District 11) will hold a Town Hall Meeting Tuesday, November 14, 2006 at 6:30 p.m. in the Canaan Christian Church Family Life Center (2840 Hikes Lane).

10/16/2006
Health Department Offers Flu Shots by Appointment to Those at High Risk
Beginning Tuesday, October 17, the Louisville Metro Health Department will begin making appointments for flu shots to be administered at its 400 E. Gray Street location. Appointments will be limited to those at high risk for complications from the flu. For an appointment, phone 574-5643.

10/16/2006
District 22 to host SPOT Unit
Councilman Robin Engel welcome Metro Animal Services S.P.O.T. (Stop Pet Overpopulation Today) mobile unit Saturday, October 28, 2006 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Fern Creek Community Center (6104 Bardstown Road).

10/13/2006
Louisville to Become Smoke-Free
Louisville is joining the nation's progressive cities in passing a comprehensive smoke-free law to protect the health of citizens.

10/13/2006
Councilwoman Welch applauds JCPS designation of a Community School program for Fairdale High School
A new community resource will soon be available to parents, students and others in the Fairdale area.

10/13/2006
Metro Council passes stricter smoking ban ordinance and sets timetable for compliance
In a vote of 19 to 5, Louisville Metro Council has eliminated most exemptions in the City’s smoking ban ordinance and set timetables for compliance in restaurants and bars.

10/12/2006
Southwest Community Festival and Riverside Heritage Festival signal a big October weekend
Residents in Southwest Jefferson County will have a chance to experience the fun and history of two festivals the weekend of October 14th.

10/12/2006
Metro Councilwoman Ellen Call to Sponsor District 26 Health Fair
Metro Councilwoman Ellen Call (District 26) will sponsor a Health Fair on Wednesday, October 25 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The District 26 Health Fair will be located at St. Andrew Church of Christ (2608 Browns Lane) and will provide residents with numerous health screenings and other services.

10/12/2006
Councilwoman Shanklin to receive Anderson Laureate Medal for outstanding public service
Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin (D) 2 has been selected to receive the 2006 Anderson Laureate Medal for outstanding public service.

10/12/2006
Library Card to Expand Resources for 97,000 Students
A partnership of the Louisville Free Public Library and Jefferson County Public Schools will expand educational opportunities for up to 97,000 area students, Mayor Jerry Abramson and school and library officials announced today.

10/12/2006
Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Hike makes a welcomed stop in District 13 and the Jefferson Memorial Forest
It is one of the prettiest times of the year for those hiking in the Jefferson Memorial Forest as fall leaves change colors.

10/11/2006
Metro Councilman Robin Engel to hold District 22 Town Hall Meeting
Louisville Metro Councilman Robin Engel (District 22) will hold a Town Hall Meeting October 24, 2006 at 6 p.m. in the community room of the Fern Creek Community Center (6104 Bardstown Road).

10/11/2006
Mayor Announces Autumn Leaf Drop-Off

10/11/2006
Proposed Agreed Board Order with Bakery Chef
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control Board opens a public comment period on October 11 on a proposed Agreed Board Order with the Ralcorp Frozen Bakery Products, Inc. d.b.a. Bakery Chef, Inc.

10/11/2006
Louisville Expands Anti-Litter Efforts
Mayor Jerry Abramson today said Louisville’s anti-litter efforts are expanding to “kick butts and take names” – with a new campaign aimed at reducing cigarette litter and a new hotline for citizens to report litterers.

10/11/2006
Mayor Announces New Office for Women Director
Mayor Jerry Abramson has appointed Tina M. Lentz as the new director of the Louisville Metro Office for Women.

10/10/2006
Metro Councilwoman Julie Raque Adams to Sponsor Flu/Pneumonia Shot Clinic
Metro Councilwoman Julie Raque Adams (District 18) invites Metro residents to visit St. Margaret Mary’s Hospitality Room (7813 Shelbyville Road) between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Monday October 30, 2006 to receive flu and pneumonia vaccines.

10/10/2006
Councilman Henderson says Discover Dixie Showcase will highlight the best of southwest businesses
On Thursday, October 12th more than 75 businesses will be on display as part of the seventh annual Discover Dixie.

10/10/2006
Councilwoman Shanklin sponsors free Community Junk Drop Off for District 2 residents
In an effort to help keep the Newburg and Norfolk communities clean, Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin (D) 2 is sponsoring a Community Junk Drop Off weekend starting Saturday October 14th.

10/9/2006
Councilwoman Welch thanks County Attorney for cleaning up Fairdale with DUI Diversion program
After the weekend rains were over, it didn’t take long for the clean up to get underway at the Fairdale Community Fair. This year, organizers got some extra help with the effort.

10/9/2006
Housing Trust Fund Subcommittee resumes it work on Tuesday afternoon
Louisville – The Housing Trust Fund Subcommittee will hold its next meeting at 4:00pm on Tuesday, October 10th.

10/9/2006
Well traveled Metro Flag is takes center stage in District 8 Highlands Parade this week
It has traveled to Afghanistan and then back home to Louisville as a reminder of home for one Kentucky National Guard Unit recently deployed to that country.

10/9/2006
Metro Council Districts 7, 17 & 18 to Host Fall Neighborhood Clean-Up
Louisville Metro Councilmen Ken Fleming (District 7), Glen Stuckel (District 17) and Councilwoman Julie Raque Adams (District 18) will host a Fall Neighborhood Clean-up on Saturday, October 14 from 8:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.

10/9/2006
Cities to Assist Each Other in a Crisis
Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson, Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory, and Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson have forged a mutual-aid agreement pledging that, in the event one city experiences a disaster or significant emergency, the other cities would assist by providing police, fire, EMS, emergency management, public works, or other public services as needed.

10/9/2006
Health and Human Services Committee holds special meeting on revised smoking ban
This is a reminder, the Metro Council’s Health and Human Services Committee will hold a special meeting beginning at 4:00pm on Monday, October 9th.

10/6/2006
Urban Art Project Provides Public Venue for Artists
Urban artists will now have a public venue for their artful expressions. Starting Friday, October 6, artists will be able to draw and paint on 5,500 square feet of space opened to them.

10/6/2006
Urban Art Project Provides Public Venue for Artists

10/5/2006
574-LMPD Tip Line Expands Services
Mayor Jerry Abramson and Louisville Metro Police Chief Robert White today marked the two-year anniversary of the 574-LMPD tip line by announcing the expansion of this successful initiative.

10/5/2006
Design Firm Selected to Develop Master Plan for New Park Land in Floyds Fork Corridor
Design firm selected to develop master plan for new park land in Floyds Fork corridor

10/4/2006
Health and Human Services Committee to resume discussion of smoking ban ordinance and plan a special
The Metro Council Health and Human Services Committee will resume its review of an ordinance revising the current smoking ban on Wednesday, October 4th at 3:00pm.

10/4/2006
Councilmen Tandy and Blackwell to announce partnership with Leadership Louisville
Councilmen David Tandy (D) 4 and Rick Blackwell (D) 12 will hold a news conference on Wednesday, October 4th to announce a new partnership program with Leadership Louisville.

10/4/2006
Councilwoman Shanklin to meet with Metro Police and parents concerning skating rink incident
Metro Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin (D) 2 will host a meeting between Metro Police and residents of the Newburg and Norfolk Communities as a result of an incident this past weekend at Robben’s Roller Rink on Six Mile Lane.

10/4/2006
MSD invited to update impact of recent flooding before Transportation/Public Works Committee on Tues
Councilman Tom Owen (D) 8, chairman of the Metro Council Transportation/ Public Works Committee, has invited M-S-D to appear on Tuesday afternoon.

10/4/2006
Leadership Louisville to offer scholarships with the help of Councilmen Tandy and Blackwell
For many years, Leadership Louisville has helped find the best and the brightest in future Metro leaders.

10/3/2006
Councilwoman Hamilton to host meeting on flooding issues for District 5
Heavy rains the weekend of September 23rd caused flooding problems for many areas of Metro Louisville.

10/3/2006
Councilwoman Woolridge joins Hallmark Neighborhood in annual block party
With the coming of fall, among areas around Metro Louisville are celebrating with festivals.

10/3/2006
Riverside Heritage Festival offers great music and family fun
Riverside Heritage Festival offers great music and family fun in conjunction with Southwest Community Festival on Oct. 14

10/3/2006
Councilman King and Mayor Abramson to kick off “World’s Largest Halloween Party” at Louisville Zoo
It will not be long before ghouls, goblins, witches and monsters will be roaming Louisville’s streets as a special October nears.

9/29/2006
$1.2 Million in Bike & Pedestrian Improvements Begin, Louisville Earns Bicycle Friendly Status
Construction Begins for $1.2 million in Bicycling-Pedestrian Improvements Louisville earns national ‘Bicycle-Friendly Community’ distinction two years ahead of plan.

9/29/2006
District 20 Councilman Stuart Benson to hold Town Hall Meeting
Louisville Metro Councilman Stuart Benson (District 20) will hold a Town Hall Meeting October 9, 2006 at 7 p.m.

9/29/2006
Health Department to Offer Flu Shots by Appointment to Those at High Risk

9/27/2006
Waterfront Development Corporation Marks 20 Years
The transformation of Louisville’s waterfront from piles of sand and scrap metal to an acclaimed community park was remembered today during the Waterfront Development Corporation’s 20th anniversary celebration.

9/26/2006
Free Diabetes Classes Being Offered by Health Department
Individuals interested in learning about and managing diabetes are invited to attend a series of four free classes being offered by the Louisville Metro Health Department beginning Monday, October 9, at the Park DuValle Community Health Center, 3015 Wilson Avenue.

9/26/2006
Councilman Johnson encourages residents to take advantage of free service from MSD to help ease floo
Many homeowners in Metro Louisville have spent a long weekend dealing with the wrath of Mother Nature and flooding.

9/26/2006
Councilman Tandy hosts the Annual Willie B. Bright Barbeque in Shelby Park
It is a tradition begun as away to bring everyone together to learn about issues and the community.

9/25/2006
Councilmen King and Owen encourage residents to take advantage of flood debris pickup
After a weekend of flash flooding, Councilmen Tom Owen (D) 8 and Jim King (D) 10 encourage those affected to take advantage of Mayor Jerry Abramson announcement of help in removing flood debris.

9/25/2006
Mayor Outlines Flood Clean-Up Efforts
Louisville Metro Government and private waste haulers are joining forces to help clean up debris from residents whose homes were flooded, Mayor Jerry Abramson said today.

9/25/2006
Abramson Announces Flood Debris Pick-Up
Louisville Metro Government and private waste haulers are joining forces to help clean up debris from residents whose homes were flooded over the weekend, Mayor Jerry Abramson said today.

9/23/2006
Louisville Metro Responds to Heavy Rains, Flooding
Mayor Jerry Abramson and leaders of Louisville’s emergency and public-services agencies met this morning to assess and coordinate the city’s ongoing response to heavy rains and localized flooding across the Louisville area. Parts of Louisville experienced more than six inches of rain in less than 24 hours.

9/22/2006
Human Case of West Nile in Louisville Metro
Laboratory testing has confirmed Louisville Metro’s first human case of West Nile virus this year. Privacy rules prohibit the disclosure of any information on the identity or health status of the patient

9/22/2006
DUI Diversion Fairdale Clean-up

9/21/2006
Volunteers Improve Stansbury Park
One of Louisville’s historic urban parks was the focus of a significant spruce-up project, thanks to more than 150 volunteers from The Home Depot and Hands On Louisville.

9/21/2006
Proposed Title V Permit for Rohm & Haas
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District proposes to issue the Title V permit to Rohm and Haas Company.

9/21/2006
Councilman Johnson moves to enhance Block Watch and Crime Prevention programs in District 21
A 2005 FBI report shows some good news for Metro Louisville. The city ranks 124th out of 246 medium sized cities across the country in violent crime.

9/20/2006
Metro Council Health and Human Services committee to resume discussion on smoking ordinance Wednesda
The Metro Council Health and Human Services committee will meet on Wednesday, September 20th to resume its review of revising the current smoking ban.

9/20/2006
Councilwoman Welch invites everyone to come out and have fun at the Fairdale Community Fair
Back in 1930, it began as a way for a small community to raise some money for a good cause.

9/19/2006
Mayor Hosts Dollar Wi$e Workshops
Louisville is hosting a series of workshops for adults and children to help boost financial literacy and increase asset building.

9/19/2006
Metro Council President Kevin Kramer to Host District 11 Clean Up
Louisville Metro Councilman Kevin Kramer will hold a District 11 cleanup on Saturday, October 14, 2006 beginning at 8:30 a.m.

9/19/2006
City's Partnership with Lowe's makes Neighborhoods Safer
Louisville is partnering with Lowe's to help improve safety in several of the community's neighborhoods.

9/18/2006
Councilman Benson to host District 20 Trolley Hop
District 20 Councilman, Stuart Benson will host a tour for citizens of Louisville Metro on a TARC Trolley, Saturday October 7, 2006 starting at 8:15 a.m. from Blackacre State Nature Preserve (3200 Tucker Station Road).

9/15/2006
Taxpayers Can File W-1 Returns Online

9/15/2006
Mayor Abramson and Governor Fletcher Meet to Discuss Ford Future in Kentucky
This morning, Mayor Jerry Abramson met in Frankfort with Gov. Ernie Fletcher, state Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Gene Strong and Greater Louisville Inc. CEO Joe Reagan to talk by telephone with Ford officials following the 7 a.m. announcement.

9/13/2006
The Pervasiveness of Suicide in Kentucky and in Louisville Metro
Health officials and the father of a young man who succumbed to suicide spoke today at the Louisville Metro Health Department to warn the community about the pervasiveness of the problem and to educate the public about what can be done to prevent this tragedy in families throughout Louisville.

9/12/2006
Library Program will Advance Education, Earnings
Mayor Jerry Abramson today joined with Library and Jefferson County Public Schools officials to announce a partnership that will help Louisville residents advance their education and career potential.

9/12/2006
Proposed Agreed Board Order with MSD
Air Pollution Control Board opens a public comment period on proposed Agreed Board Order with Metropolitan Sewer District

9/11/2006
Mayor Dedicates MetroSafe Building in Honor of 9/11
Mayor Jerry Abramson today said that MetroSafe, the city’s state-of-the-art emergency-communications system, will serve as a tribute to the firefighters, EMS, police and other first responders who died in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

9/11/2006
Volunteer Efforts Re-Open Section of Historic Corbly Path in Iroquois Park
Twenty volunteers from Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital and the Olmsted Parks Conservancy worked to re-open part of the historic Corbly Path, providing convenient footpath access to the park’s scenic Northern Overlook.

9/8/2006
Metro Council members to Sponsor Mobile Mammography Clinic
Councilmen Ken Fleming (District 7), Kelly Downard (District 16) and Glen Stuckel (District 17) in conjuncture with the Metro Health Department, the Partnership for Cancer Control and the Kentucky Cancer Program are sponsoring a Mobile Mammography Clinic for area women age 40 and over. The clinic will be conducted at Lyndon City Hall (515 Wood Road) on September 20 and will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

9/8/2006
Snake Appreciation Day
Jefferson Memorial Forest's Snake Appreciation Daybuilds appreciation for misunderstood creatures

9/8/2006
Councilwoman Hamilton to meet with Youth Advisory Council September 16th
Metro Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D) 5 will hold the next meeting of the District 5 Youth Advisory Council on Saturday, September 16th.

9/8/2006
Councilwoman Flood encourages women to take advantage of breast cancer screening clinic
“We know that if detected early, a woman’s chances of survival are much greater,” says Councilwoman Madonna Flood (D) 24. “I think all women should have the opportunity to find out the facts.”

9/8/2006
Governor Fletcher, Mayor Abramson to Meet with Ford Executives in Detroit
Governor Ernie Fletcher, Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Gene Strong, Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson, and Greater Louisville Inc. President and CEO Joe Reagan will travel this morning to meet with Ford executives in Detroit, Mich. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss Ford’s restructuring plans for the plants in Louisville.

9/7/2006
Mayor Marks ‘New Day’ at Long Run Park
Mayor Jerry Abramson and other city officials today broke ground on the centerpiece of more than $1.5 million in improvements at Long Run Park and golf course.

9/7/2006
Louisville MetroTV Named Among Country’s Best
For the third year in a row, Louisville Metro Government’s television channel has received national recognition for quality programming.

9/7/2006
Metro Councilman Ken Fleming to Sponsor Free Self Defense Seminar September 27
Metro Councilman Ken Fleming will sponsor a self-defense seminar for residents of District 7, Wednesday, September 27 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This free seminar will be conducted at the Trinity High School’s Gymnasium (4011 Shelbyville Road) and will be led by instructor Rolando Haddad of the CORE Modern Training Center.

9/6/2006
Louisville to Rehearse Large-Scale Emergency Response
To further the community’s preparedness for major emergencies, a large-scale decontamination exercise will be staged Tuesday, Sept. 12.

9/6/2006
Councilwoman Woolridge to outline procedures for committee review for smoking ordinance
On Wednesday, September 6th, the Metro Council’s Health and Human Services Committee will meet beginning at 3:00pm

9/5/2006
Library Summer Program Nets More Readers
Mayor Jerry Abramson today congratulated students at Portland Elementary for being among the 28,447 area young people who read at least 10 books in 10 weeks to complete the Louisville Free Public Library’s summer-reading program.

9/1/2006
Council Johnson wants to hear from residents in District 21 at Town Hall meeting
On Tuesday, September 12, 2006 residents of District 21 will get a chance to find out what is going on in their area with respect to crime or other important concerns in Metro Louisville.

9/1/2006
Councilwoman Hamilton to bring family fun to Shawnee Park with the help of film festivals
“Roll em” and “Pass the Popcorn” may become familiar phrase in Shawnee Park on Friday nights in September.

9/1/2006
Councilmen Owen and Tandy help kick off 2006 Original Highlands Art and Music Festival
The Original Highlands area is like many neighborhoods in Metro Louisville, a diverse area of homes, businesses and people.

9/1/2006
District 19 Councilman Hal Heiner to hold Town Hall Meeting
Metro Councilman Hal Heiner (District 19) will hold a Town Hall Meeting September 12 from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Eastern High School (12400 Old Shelbyville Road).

8/31/2006
STAR Implementation Advisory Group Meeting Cancelled
The STAR Implementation Advisory Group meeting scheduled for Friday, September 1st is cancelled

8/31/2006
Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh and BRAG hold a special adoption clinic to help District 9
Sometimes money can help a group or organization. In other cases, time and effort from volunteers is the answer.

8/31/2006
Councilwoman Shanklin welcomes everyone to Newburg Days this Labor Day weekend
This weekend, the Newburg area will take time to have an old fashion community celebration with a focus on safety.

8/31/2006
Metro Councilman James Peden to host 3rd Annual McNeely Lake Cleanup
Louisville, KY - Louisville Metro Councilman James Peden will host the 3rd annual McNeely Lake Cleanup on Saturday, September 9, 2006. The cleanup will start at 10:00 a.m. and will last approximately 3 hours. Participants will be given gloves and trash bags to collect debris and overgrown plant materials along the lake. A BBQ Lunch and a performance by Indigo will be provided to event participants starting at 11:00 a.m.

8/30/2006
Louisville Metro Government Website Ranked One of Nation’s Best
The new and expanded services offered by Louisville Metro Government’s official website, LouisvilleKy.gov, has helped it earn a ranking as one of the nation’s best. The website, which allows citizens to find a park by feature, bid on surplus items and pay a parking ticket, is rated third in the annual “Best of the Web” competition by the Center for Digital Government, a leading national research and advisory institute on information technology.

8/29/2006
Mayor, Police Chief to Attend National Meetings on Violent Crime Prevention
Mayor Jerry Abramson and Police Chief Robert White will leave later today for Washington, D.C. to participate in national meetings seeking solutions to violent crime increases.

8/28/2006
Councilwoman Hamilton and District 5 Advisory Committee host Community Fish Fry
Fun, food and music will be the focus of a new event sponsored by Metro Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D) and her District 5 Advisory Committee.

8/28/2006
Councilwoman Mary Woolridge and Better Life Inc sponsor St. George’s Health Fair
“Most health experts say children learn by example. When they see adults taking care of their health, children will do the same thing,” says Councilwoman Mary C. Woolridge (D) 3. “We have a way for families to learn how to be healthy, have fun and stay that way.”

8/25/2006
Aquatic Center closes August 28-31 for maintenance
Aquatic Center closes August 28-31 for maintenance

8/25/2006
Air Quality Alert for Saturday and Sunday
An Air Quality Alert has been declared for Saturday, August 26 and Sunday, August 27

8/24/2006
Mayor: Airport Expansion Continues to Pay Dividends

8/24/2006
Councilwoman Shanklin, Newburg Ministers and Metro Police to use curfew to curb violence and protect
In an effort to curb violence in the Newburg and Norfolk communities, Metro Police begin enforcing the city’s curfew law.

8/24/2006
Historical Marker set for dedication Friday in the California neighborhood of District 6
Councilman George Unseld (6) and Mayor Jerry Abramson will be among many dignitaries for a special unveiling ceremony at Leisure Park in the California Neighborhood on Friday, August 25th, 2006.

8/24/2006
Councilman Blackwell to throw pool party for back to school kids in District 12
“Other Council members have had success and fun with this kind o fan event, so we wanted to see if kids in our District would like it,” said Councilman Rick Blackwell (D) 12.

8/24/2006
Air Quality Alert for Friday
An Air Quality Alert has been declared for Friday, August 25.

8/23/2006
Councilwoman Shanklin and Newburg Ministers to hold news conference on initiative to curb violence
Louisville – Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin (D) 2 will hold a news conference on Thursday August 24th, 2006 at Petersburg Park on Newburg Road.

8/23/2006
Air Quality Alert for Thursday
An Air Quality Alert has been declared for Thursday, August 24, 2006.

8/22/2006
STAR Implementation Advisory Group meetings rescheduled/combined
STAR Implementation Advisory Group meetings 8/25 and 9/8/2006 rescheduled/combined for 9/1

8/22/2006
Councilman Blackwell’s District Dialogue to focus some attention on how to use IPL
Blackwell will hold a District Dialogue on Tuesday, August 29th 2006. The focus of the meeting is the function of Inspections, Permits and Licensing of the Metro Government.

8/21/2006
Councilwoman Hamilton moves forward with ordinance to deal with unaltered pit bulls and dangerous do
Louisville—Citing public safety concerns and a growing number of pit bull attacks in Metro Louisville, Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D) 5 is moving forward with a revised animal control ordinance.

8/18/2006
Air Quality Alert for Friday and Saturday
An Air Quality Alert has been declared for Friday, August 18, and Saturday, August 19, 2006 for the Louisville area.

8/17/2006
Jefferson County elementary students say “Thank You” to Councilwoman Flood for summer camp
Louisville – Students at Blake, Blue Lick and Okolona Elementary are back at school this week and some have sent out very special thank you cards to Councilwoman Madonna Flood (D) 24.

8/17/2006
Councilman Tandy to announce plans for a 20 year anniversary of U of L’s 1986 NCAA Championship team
Louisville – At tonight’s Metro Council meeting, Councilman David Tandy (D) 4 will have a special guest familiar to U of L Cardinal fans.

8/17/2006
Mayor’s Hike & Bike Returns for Labor Day
Mayor Abramson once again is inviting cyclists, walkers and joggers of all abilities to get active and get healthy at the Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Hike & Bike – set for Labor Day, Monday, September 4, beginning at 10 a.m.

8/17/2006
WorldFest Returns to Celebrate Louisville's Diversity
WorldFest 2006 Kickoff

8/17/2006
Miles Park to host 2nd “Saturday of Abundance”
Whether your garden is located in your backyard, in a small planter on a deck or at one of Metro Louisville’s community gardens: you are invited to visit the Miles Park Community Gardens (15712 Shelbyville Road across from Valhalla Country Club) to share some of your locally grown abundant produce with persons in need.

8/16/2006
University of Louisville freshmen volunteer to improve local parks
University of Louisville freshmen volunteer to improve local parks

8/16/2006
Councilwoman Hamilton to encourage more neighborhood watch programs at District 5 meeting
Louisville – Law enforcement agencies all over the country credit neighborhood watch programs with being an effective way to help officers fight crime.

8/14/2006
Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh holds “Back to School” block party for District 9
Louisville – The first week of school is a time for most kids to get use to the routine of a new class or teacher and maybe some new friends.

8/14/2006
Councilwoman Woolridge to honor U of L doctors who helped develop cervical cancer vaccine
Louisville – It is considered a major breakthrough in fighting cervical cancer. The two doctors responsible for developing a vaccine to fight the disease will be honored by Councilwoman Mary C. Woolridge (D) 3 on August 17th.

8/14/2006
WorldFest Poster Signing
Special WorldFest souvenir posters will be available for sale at ValuMarket with the poster artist, Nico Jorcino, a native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, on hand to sign purchased posters.

8/12/2006
Adoptions and Outreach
National Night Out!

8/11/2006
Legacies Music Festival set for Old Louisville and Central Park as summer winds down
Louisville—It was not to long ago, that hearing music in a city park was commonplace. It was a way to enjoy an evening, relax and hear something you either had not heard in a long time or something new.

8/11/2006
Councilman Tandy to help hand out diplomas to a new graduating class
Louisville – While many students are heading back to school for the beginning of a new school year, on Monday one group of students will graduate.

8/11/2006
Councilwoman Shanklin and local ministers to talk about a resource network for Newburg area
Louisville, KY – Seventeen ministers in the Newburg area have been invited to City Hall to discuss ways to help Newburg area residents.

8/11/2006
Councilwoman Woolridge to chair Housing Trust Fund sub-committee
Louisville -- Metro Council President Kevin Kramer has formed a Housing Trust Fund sub-committee.

8/10/2006
Child Support Insert Publication
2nd Child Support Obligor List to be Published Sunday, August 13th

8/10/2006
District 17 Councilman Glen Stuckel To Hold Town Hall Meeting on August 15
Louisville, KY – Metro Councilman Glen Stuckel (District 17) will hold a Town Hall Meeting Tuesday, August 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the community room of Republic Bank (9600 Brownsboro Road).

8/9/2006
Council Members Hamilton and Peden among guests at Louisville Forum to discuss proposed dog ordinanc
Louisville, KY – Metro Council members Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D) 5 and James Peden (R) 23 will participate in a panel discussion at the August 9th luncheon meeting of the Louisville Forum. The topic of the forum is The Dog Days of Summer, Is the local dog ordinance more bark than bite. Pam Rodgers, of the Human Society of the United State along with Glen Price, an attorney for the Louisville Kennel Club will also serve on the panel.

8/8/2006
Councilman David Tandy’s announces Fourth District Clean Team Safe Summer Academic and Employment Pr
Councilman David Tandy (D) 4, Meyzeek School and the Presbyterian Community Center have coordinated through the Safe Summer Program to form the Fourth District Clean Team: A Safe Summer Academic and Employment Program.

8/8/2006
Councilman Tandy kicks off alley initiative in the Russell Neighborhood
Louisville – Right next to 2008 West Chestnut Street, there is an alley. The problem is the alley is hard to find because of neglect, overgrown weeds, trees and trash..

8/7/2006
Councilman Tandy to announce major initiatives to clean up alleys in District Four
Louisville – Metro Councilman David Tandy will hold a news conference on Tuesday August 8th to announce major initiatives to clean up problem alleys in District Four.

8/7/2006
Mayor Announces Free Community Shredding Event
Mayor announces free community shredding event. Residents and businesses can fight identity theft and recycle confidential documents and materials.

8/7/2006
Councilwoman Tina Ward Pugh helps BRAG help others with Back to School
Louisville – It less than two weeks many children in Jefferson County will be heading back to school. BRAG and Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh (D) 9 plan to help some student get ready for a new year.

8/4/2006
“Images of Riverside” Photography Exhibit
“Images of Riverside” Photography Exhibit at Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing

8/3/2006
City Expands Transportation Options for Disabled
Mayor Jerry Abramson today said that individuals with physical disabilities will have expanded transportation options, due to a city policy requiring taxicab companies to make a percentage of their fleet wheelchair accessible.

8/2/2006
Canoe Launches to be First Feature of ‘City of Parks’ Expansion
Construction began today for the first recreational features of the massive City of Parks initiative that is adding thousands of acres of park land in Louisville’s rapidly developing suburban areas.

8/2/2006
Mayor: Residents Must ‘Help Each Other’ During Heat Wave
Mayor Jerry Abramson is encouraging residents to help each other during this heat wave by donating fans or air conditioners and checking on the well-being of elderly friends and neighbors.

8/1/2006
Metro Council Cable Subcommittee to hold public hearing
Louisville, KY – Louisville Metro Council’s Cable Sub-committee will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, August 2, 2006 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. in the Council Chambers on the 3rd Floor of City Hall (601 W. Jefferson Street). The hearing will seek comments from Metro Residents regarding Louisville’s cable franchise agreement; including customer service related issues along with federal and state legislation affecting local agreements.

8/1/2006
Air Quality Alert for Tuesday and Wednesday
An Air Quality Alert has been declared for Tuesday, August 1 and Wednesday, August 2, 2006

8/1/2006
The Jefferson County Coroner's Office Needs Your Help in Identifying a Woman

8/1/2006
Councilwoman Hamilton invites residents to fight crime with National Night Out events
Louisville – August 1st is an important date for many neighborhoods across America. It’s National Night Out and a time to fight crime and make neighborhoods safe.

8/1/2006
Councilman Unseld to receive “Elijah P. Lovejoy” award for outstanding service to Metro Louisville
Louisville – On Wednesday evening, Metro Councilman George Unseld (D) 6 will join a distinguished group of Americans when he is honored for his community service.

8/1/2006
Councilman Watkins hosts two National Night Out events for District 1 residents
Louisville – In an effort to promote a good working relationship between residents and Metro Police, Councilman Leonard Watkins (D) 1 is hosting two National Night Out events on August 1st.

8/1/2006
Woodford Porter Sr. remembered as an educator, businessman, and loving citizen of Metro Louisville
Louisville – In his 87 years, Woodford Porter Sr. was a major influence in the lives of many people and he is being remembered as someone who truly cared out young people and education.

8/1/2006
Brightside Growing After 20 Years
Read the Courier-Journal article on the amazing growth of Brightside since it's creation in 1986. Brightside promotes civic pride by partnering with citizens to keep our community clean, green and environmentally aware.

7/31/2006
Alcoa Donation for Crime Prevention
Alcoa Foundation donates $50,000 to LMPD crime prevention project.

7/31/2006
Highview Park Debris to be Used as Alternative Fuel
The Storm Debris Drop-Off event at Highview Park has concluded and has been declared a huge success, with as significantly more material being dropped-off than ever expected. Councilman James Peden, sponsor of the event stated, “It is obvious to anyone stopping by the park in the past few days that this event was needed. I will be working with Metro Government Departments to make this pilot program an annual event.”

7/31/2006
Miles Park to host “Saturday of Abundance”
Whether your garden is located in your backyard, in a small planter on a deck or at one of Metro Louisville’s community gardens: you are invited to visit the Miles Park Community Gardens (15712 Shelbyville Road) to share some of your locally grown abundant produce with persons in need.

7/31/2006
Councilwoman Woolridge to celebrate 23rd Annual National Night Out
Louisville – In an effort to promote a safer city, Councilwoman Mary C. Woolridge is encouraging residents of District 3 to attend the 23rd National Night Out with Metro Police.

7/28/2006
Metro Councilmembers to Host Booth at September 15-17 Gaslight Festival
Louisville Metro Councilmembers Kevin Kramer (District 11), Julie Raque Adams (District 18), Stuart Benson (District 20) and Robin Engel (District 22) will host a Metro Government booth at the upcoming Jeffersontown Gaslight Festival.

7/28/2006
Metro Councilmembers to Sponsor Mobile Mammography Clinic
Councilmen Kevin Kramer (District 11), Stuart Benson (District 20) and Robin Engel (District 22) in conjuncture with the Metro Health Department, the Partnership for Cancer Control and the Kentucky Cancer Program are sponsoring a Mobile Mammography Clinic for area women age 40 and over.

7/28/2006
Councilwoman Welch announces public meeting on the Village of Fairdale project
Louisville – Residents of Fairdale will have an opportunity to hear details, view options and ask questions about the proposed Village of Fairdale plan during a public meeting on the project, according to Councilwoman Vicki Welch (D) 13.

7/28/2006
Louisville Named National Model for EMS Disaster Response
Louisville’s collaboration of emergency-medical services with other safety and health agencies has been named a national model.

7/27/2006
Flag presentation to Metro Council delayed
Louisville – Due to a last minute scheduling conflict, the presentation of the Metro flag at tonight’s Metro Council meeting has been delayed.

7/27/2006
Mayor Announces Kindergarten Countdown Fair
Mayor Jerry Abramson today unveiled a new initiative that will help students and their parents make the transition to kindergarten.

7/27/2006
Mayor Announces Kindergarten Countdown Fair
Mayor Jerry Abramson today unveiled a new initiative that will help students and their parents make the transition to kindergarten.

7/27/2006
Metro Council Cable Subcommittee to hold public hearing
Louisville Metro Council’s Cable Sub-committee will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, August 2, 2006 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. in the Council Chambers on the 3rd Floor of City Hall (601 W. Jefferson Street). The hearing will seek comments from Metro Residents regarding Louisville’s cable franchise agreement; including customer service related issues along with federal and state legislation affecting local agreements.

7/26/2006
Do you know how to use LOJIC?
Councilmen Tom Owen (District 8) and Kevin Kramer (District 11) will host a free class on using the Louisville/Jefferson County Information Consortium (LOJIC) computer system.

7/26/2006
Louisville Riverfront Arena One Step Closer to Reality
Louisville’s riverfront arena is one step closer to reality following Louisville Metro Government’s approval of an agreement to pay for about 30 percent of the project’s cost.

7/26/2006
In a vote of 23 to 1, the Metro Council approved a revised Memorandum of Agreement Tuesday night
The resolution included many provisions previously approved by the Council on July 13th. . The revised resolution also includes a compromise worked out late last week between Democrats, Republicans and the Greater Louisville Building and Construction Trades Council.

7/26/2006
Louisville Extreme Park 2006 Summer Series
METRO PARKS KICKS OFF 2006 EXTREME PARK SUMMER SERIES

7/26/2006
Metro Councilmen Benson and Engel to participate in Floyds Fork Creek SweepCreek Sweep
The rescheduled 2006 Floyds Fork Creek Sweep will be held on Saturday, July 29, 2006 from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM and is sponsored by Floyds Fork Environmental Association, Brightside, Metro Solid Waste Management Department, Canoe Kentucky, Louisville Water Company, Councilman Robin Engel & Councilman Stuart Benson.

7/26/2006
Councilwoman Hamilton’s District 5 Youth Advisory Council to sponsor Victory over Violence
Louisville – Is there a way to find solutions to any problem with out using violence?

7/25/2006
Councilman Peden to Sponsor Storm Debris Pick-Up at Highview Park
Councilman James Peden, working with Metro Parks and Metro Solid Waste Management, is sponsoring a debris drop-off spot for residents of District 23 and other nearby areas.

7/24/2006
Minority Caucus to Meeting Tuesday, July 25, 2006

7/24/2006
Majority Caucus will meet Tuesday Afternoon
Louisville – The Majority Caucus of the Metro Council will hold a meeting at 3:30pm on Tuesday July 25th. The meeting will be held in the first floor conference room of Old City Hall at 601 West Jefferson Street.

7/21/2006
Southwest to Celebrate National Night Out
Councilmembers Rick Blackwell (District 12), Vicki Welch (District 13), Bob Henderson (District 14), Dan Johnson (District 21) and Doug Hawkins (District 25) are partnering with the Louisville Metro Police Department’s 3rd Division to celebrate National Night Out on August 1st.

7/21/2006
Metro Council Members Offer Potential Solution to Arena Resolution
Councilmembers Rick Blackwell (District 12) and Kelly Downard (District 16) along with several other members of the Metro Council were joined today by Greater Louisville Building and Construction Trades Council Secretary-Treasurer Joe Wise. During the event, Blackwell and Downard announced a potential breakthrough in discussions regarding the Memorandum of Agreement for a downtown arena.

7/21/2006
Mayor Presents New Arena Financing Plan
Mayor Jerry Abramson today presented a new arena financing plan to keep the important economic development project moving forward.

7/20/2006
Metro Council members to hold press conference regarding action on Downtown Arena
Councilmembers Rick Blackwell (District 12) and Kelly Downard (District 16) along with many of their colleagues on the council will hold a press conference Friday, July 20 at 10:00am in Metro Council Chambers (527 West Jefferson Street, 3rd Floor).

7/20/2006
County Attorney says Governor wrong, Council resolution is legal
Louisville – The Jefferson County Attorney’s office has rendered an opinion on the legality of a resolution passed by the Metro Council last Thursday night.

7/20/2006
Metro Council to Review Cable Franchise
Louisville, KY – The Louisville Metro Council’s Contracts and Appointments Committee has formed a Cable Sub-committee to focus on key topics including customer service, the cable franchise agreement structure, and pertinent federal and state legislation affecting local cable agreements. More importantly, Metro Louisville needs to be in the forefront of continuing developments in the cable and telecommunications industries.

7/19/2006
First Case of Mumps in Louisville
There has been a confirmed case of mumps in an adult in Louisville Metro. Federal privacy law prohibits giving any information on the patient. This is the first case of mumps in the Louisville area since 2002 when the area saw one case. There was also a case of mumps in Kentucky earlier this year in McCracken County. The Midwestern United States is experiencing a mumps outbreak that began in Iowa in December 2005 that has seen more than 1,000 cases spread across 8 states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has also been investigating cases in at least 7 other states. The number of cases associated with the Midwestern outbreak has declined precipitously over the last several weeks. The current mumps case in Louisville does not appear to be linked to this outbreak. Nor was any link was found to the outbreak in the McCracken County case. Kentucky averages between 0 and 5 cases of mumps per year. Mumps is an acute viral illness whose symptoms includes fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness, and loss of appetite; followed by swelling of salivary glands. The parotid salivary glands (which are located within the cheek, near the jaw line and below the ears) are most frequently affected. Fortunately, mumps is usually not a serious disease. People are usually ill for a week or so. But, in some people, it can have serious complications. Although severe complications are rare, mumps can cause inflammation of the brain and/or tissue covering the brain and spinal cord (encephalitis/meningitis); inflammation of the testicles (orchitis); inflammation of the ovaries and/or breasts (oophoritis and mastitis); spontaneous abortion; and deafness. Mumps is spread from person to person through contact with respiratory secretions or saliva. “The best protection against mumps is vaccination,” said Dr. Matt Zahn, Medical Director of the Louisville Metro Health Department. “All children as well as adults who were born after 1957 and without a history of having mumps should have two doses on MMR vaccine to guard against mumps,” said Zahn. For more information on immunizations, phone the Louisville Metro Health Department at 574-5380.

7/19/2006
Air Quality Alert for Thursday
An Air Quality Alert has been declared for Thursday, July 20, 2006 for the Kentuckiana area

7/19/2006
Mayor Outlines Resources Available for Heat Relief
With temperatures in the mid 90s today and a heat index at 100 degrees, Mayor Jerry Abramson issued a reminder of city resources available to residents for heat relief.

7/19/2006
Majority Caucus promises quick review of amended Memorandum of Agreement
Louisville – Members of the Majority Caucus of the Metro Council have promised a quick review of a new Memorandum of Agreement announced by Mayor Jerry Abramson on Tuesday.

7/18/2006
Council's Demands Would Kill Arena and Cost 3,500 Jobs
Louisville's proposed riverfront arena project would be doomed by the Metro Council's demands for extensive construction hiring guarantees Mayor jerry Abramson said in announcing his decision to veto the Council's recent resolution.

7/18/2006
Air Quality Alert for Wednesday
An Air Quality Alert has been declared for Wednesday, July 19, 2006 for the Kentuckiana area.

7/17/2006
Registration Open for Tommie Smith Track Meet
Louisville Metro Health Department is seeking registrants for the Tommie Smith Track & Field Meet to be held Friday August 11th and Saturday August 12th at the University of Louisville’s Owsley Frazier Cardinal Park at 2200 S. Floyd Street.

7/17/2006
Majority Caucus to ask County Attorney for legal opinion on resolution supporting Memorandum of Agre
Louisville – The Majority Caucus of Louisville’s Metro Council has asked Jefferson County Attorney Irv Maze to determine if a resolution passed last Thursday is legal.

7/17/2006
Air Quality Alert for Tuesday
An Air Quality Alert has been declared for Tuesday, July 18, 2006 for the Louisville area.

7/17/2006
Councilwoman Woolridge to join Mayor at Community Conversation
Louisville – Residents of District 3 will get a chance on Monday night to talk to their Councilwoman and Mayor Jerry Abramson as part of the Mayor’s Community Conversation.

7/17/2006
Mayor Spotlights Studio2000
Mayor Jerry Abramson announced today that the 7th Annual Studio2000 Summer Show and Sale will take place on July 20 and 21 at the Kentucky Center, 501 West Main Street.

7/15/2006
Majority Caucus encourages Mayor and Governor to move forward with Memorandum of Agreement for a Dow
Louisville – Members of the Majority Caucus of the Metro Council encourage Mayor Jerry Abramson to move forward with the downtown arena by signing a resolution supporting the Memorandum of Agreement passed on Thursday night.

7/14/2006
2006 DUI Conviction Rate 95%
Metro DUI Convictions Average 95% for First Half of 2006

7/14/2006
Be Cool at the Louisville Zoo! July 15 - August 20
From July 15 - August 20 the Louisville Zoo is offering a number of very cool ways to stay cool!

7/14/2006
Affordable parking available for UofL football games
Parking for home games available at Churchill Park

7/14/2006
Air Quality Alert for Sunday and Monday
An Air Quality Alert has been declared for Sunday, July 16 and Monday, July 17.

7/13/2006
Members of the Metro Council Minority Caucus ask Mayor to VETO Arena Memorandum of Agreement
Louisville, KY – Members of the Louisville Metro Council’s Minority Caucus have sent a letter to Mayor Jerry Abramson asking him to VETO the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) passed tonight regarding the construction of a downtown Louisville Arena.

7/12/2006
Minority Caucus to Change Time of Meetings
Louisville, KY – The Louisville Metro Council’s Minority Caucus will meet at 3:00 p.m. on July 13, July 27, August 17 and August 29. This adjustment is being made to accommodate the Metro Council’s change in regular meeting times from 6:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. during the months of July and August.

7/12/2006
Budget Committee approves Memorandum of Agreement for Arena Project
Louisville – In a vote of 5 to 2, the Metro Council’s Budget Committee has given approval to the Memorandum of Agreement with the Louisville Arena Authority for the new downtown facilities.

7/12/2006
Concerts Showcase Louisville Music & Parks
Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced a lineup of free concerts in parks across Louisville throughout the summer and early fall. In its fourth year, the “Music in the Metro” concert series showcases local musical talent in a different public park each Sunday from July 16 through October 1.

7/11/2006
Budget Committee to resume review of Arena Agreement
Louisville – The Metro Council’s Budget Committee will hold a special meeting on Wednesday July 12th, 2006 at 4:00pm.

7/7/2006
New Housing Popular at Liberty Green and Park DuValle
Two revitalized Louisville neighborhoods - Park DuValle and Liberty Green, formerly Clarksdale - are offering new housing opportunities for families and individuals of all incomes.

7/6/2006
Coordinated Skywalk Effort Connects Downtown
Mayor Jerry Abramson said today that a partnership of several downtown hotels and attractions will help visitors navigate the city’s network of skywalks and find downtown destinations.

7/5/2006
Cool Off at Metro Parks Summer Pools
Cool off at one of our 11 Metro Parks Summer Pools

7/3/2006
Redesignation of the Louisville Area to Attainment for the 8-Hour Ozone Standard
Public hearing on the redesignation of the Louisville area to attainment for the 8-hour ozone standard

7/3/2006
Councilwoman Flood applauds court ruling against Cam 1 on Preston Highway
Louisville – For more than three years, Metro Government has strived to enforce zoning laws against Cam 1 at 8209 Preston Highway.

6/30/2006
Public meeting to outline plans for Iroquois Park playground
Metro Parks seeking $75,000 grant to complete project

6/29/2006
Councilman Stuart Benson to hold Town Hall Meeting
Louisville, KY –Louisville Metro Councilman Stuart Benson (District 20) will hold a Town Hall Meeting July 10 at 7 p.m. in the community room of the Fern Creek Fire Department (6104 Bardstown Road).

6/29/2006
Mayor Opens Center for Health Equity
Mayor Jerry Abramson and Louisville Metro Health Department Director Dr. Adewale Troutman today officially opened the Center for Health Equity

6/28/2006
Proposed Changes to Regulations in Part 2
Proposed amendment to District Regulation 2.08 and repeal of Regulation 2.14

6/28/2006
Councilman Owen invites Louisville to a Summer Sunday Sweetener to help a new neighborhood landmark
Louisville – In years gone by, it was not uncommon to find your neighbors at an ice cream social on Sunday during the summer.

6/28/2006
Kentucky Derby Festival Princess to host “Focus on District 25”
Councilman Doug Hawkins (District 25) will be joined by 2006 Kentucky Derby Festival Queen Patti Jo Grice as they tape a segment for Metro TV from 9:30 to 10:30 tomorrow at 8711 Lakeridge Drive.

6/28/2006
Metro Council joins Mayor in moving the Louisville Free Public Library forward with new regional bra
Louisville – The location has been selected. Now it’s a question of design and listening to the public as the Louisville Free Public Library system moves forward with three new regional branches.

6/27/2006
Mayor: Library Takes ‘Biggest Steps’ in Decades
Mayor Jerry Abramson today said the city has taken the biggest steps in expanding the Louisville Free Public Library system in nearly four decades by identifying and purchasing land for three new regional libraries.

6/26/2006
New Streamlined System Improves Emergency Response
Mayor Jerry Abramson unveiled Phase II of MetroSafe - a streamlined computer-dispatch system designed to improve emergency response and save lives.

6/23/2006
Mayor's Spending Plan Approved by Metro Council
Mayor Jerry Abramson's $731 million spending plan received near-unanimous approval from the Louisville Metro Council.

6/23/2006
Metro Council Passes Fiscal Year 2007 Budgets
The Louisville Metro Fiscal Year 2007 Operating and Capital Budgets were passed by a vote of 25-1 and 25-1. The Metro Budget, which takes effect July 1, 2006, comprises a $735 million dollars in revenue and expenses. The FY2007 Budget ordinances were passed out of committee after four hours of discussion as a compromise was reached between councilmembers regarding additional community projects and a proposal to separate funds that are to be bonded later this year.

6/22/2006
Crime and crime prevention is the focus of District 12 Dialogue on Tuesday.
Louisville – Neighborhood Block Watch program are an effective way to fight crime in any area.

6/22/2006
Cancelled - Budget Committee holds special Thursday meeting. Metro Council to vote on Mayor’s budget
Louisville – The Metro Council’s Budget Committee has called a special meeting for 2:30pm on Thursday June 22nd, 2006. The Budget Committee will resume its discussion of the Memorandum of Agreement with the Louisville Arena Authority.

6/22/2006
Councilman Blackwell kicks off “Safety Week in District 12” with a special focus on meth labs
Louisville – It is a crime problem that affects the health of children, adults, families and neighborhoods.

6/21/2006
Budget Committee sees potential $100 million savings in Arena Authority Agreement
Louisville – Members of Louisville’s Metro Council are reviewing a plan that could save millions of tax dollars as the city looks to build an arena downtown.

6/21/2006
Mayor, GLI to Recruit Jobs, Professionals in Atlanta

6/20/2006
Metro Council set to vote Thursday night on Suburban Cities Partnership ordinance
Louisville – Following a through review, an ordinance designed to partner Metro Government with 83 Jefferson County cities in various projects is ready for a vote.

6/20/2006
Councilman Henderson of District 14 invites Metro Louisville to the Vietnam Vet’s Concert in the Par
Louisville – For 28 years it has been a traditional event by those who want to help children in Southwest Jefferson County.

6/19/2006
Budget Review Committee holds special meeting on Arena Authority agreement
Louisville – The Metro Council Budget Review Committee will hold a special meeting on Tuesday June 20, 2006 at 4:00pm.

6/19/2006
Council members Tandy, King and Blackwell to attend Louisville Arena Authority meeting
Louisville – Metro Council members David Tandy (D) 4, Jim King (D) 10 and Rick Blackwell (D) 12 will attend Monday’s meeting of the Louisville Arena Authority beginning at 9:00am.

6/19/2006
Metro Councilman Stuart Benson to Host Self Defense Seminar for District 20 Residents
Metro Councilman Stuart Benson will sponsor a self-defense seminar for residents of District 20 at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28th. The seminar will be taught by police officers and will be conducted at the Jeffersontown Fire Department (10540 Watterson Trail).

6/16/2006
Health Department to Hold Free Diabetes Foot Care Class
The Louisville Metro Health Department will hold a free foot care class for people with diabetes and for those who provide care for those with diabetes.

6/16/2006
Abramson Honors Local Organizations for Multicultural Work
Mayor Jerry Abramson has honored four Louisville organizations and Louise Schulman for their contributions to the city's multicultural community.

6/16/2006
Metro Parks selects Triangle Talent subsidiary to manage Iroquois Amphitheater
Variety of arts and entertainment programming to grow

6/15/2006
$2,500 reward for information on bridge vandalism
Historic bridge in Cherokee Park attacked by vandals

6/15/2006
Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh leads Repair Team in special celebration
Louisville – Some people dread approaching 30 but one group in Metro Louisville is looking forward to it.

6/15/2006
Council President Kramer to offer new twist to his “Town-Hall Meeting on Wheels”
Councilman Kevin Kramer will host a trolley tour for District 11 residents on Saturday, June 17, 2006. This tour will start at 8:00 am at the McMahan Fire Station (4318 Taylorsville Road.). During the tour Councilman Kramer will lead a group of 25 constituents through District 11 and in a new twist, the trolley will add Downtown Louisville to its itinerary.

6/15/2006
Council members Woolridge and Welch encourage everyone to go “Rollin on the River”
Louisville – With summer here, weekends can become a great time to get out with the family and take a bike ride through out Jefferson County.

6/15/2006
Proposed Amendments to Regulations in Part 5
Proposed amendments to District Regulations 5.14, 5.20, 5.23 and 5.30

6/14/2006
Budget Review Committee to take up Arena Agreement Wednesday
Louisville – The Metro Council Budget Review Committee will meet at 5:00pm Wednesday June 14th, 2006.

6/14/2006
Councilwoman Hamilton invites participation in “District 5 Youth Advisory Council”
Louisville – In an effort to hear from young people in Metro Louisville, Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D) 5 is encouraging membership in the District 5 Youth Advisory Council.

6/14/2006
Proposed Agreed Board Order
Agreed Board Order with Masonic Homes of Kentucky

6/13/2006
Mayor Announces Solar Street Light Project
Mayor Jerry Abramson has announced that the city has purchased and installed three solar-powered street lights in downtown Louisville as part of a Partnership for a Green City pilot project.

6/12/2006
June 15th is Metro Council District 23 “Day at the Speed Art Museum”
Residents of Metro Council District 23 and their families are invited to join Councilman James Peden for a free evening at The Speed Art Museum.

6/8/2006
Metro Council encourages Louisville to sing “Happy Birthday” to Metro Police.
Louisville – They patrol streets, fight crime and take the time to help whenever possible.

6/7/2006
Louisville Ranked Number One for Relocating Families
Louisville is ranked at the top of the list of "The Best Cities to Relocate Families" in a new study that focuses on quality of life, cost of living and other factors.

6/6/2006
Councilman Blackwell encourages community support for the Southwest “Relay for Life”
Louisville—The summer of 2006 will have a special meaning for Councilman Rick Blackwell (D) 12. It is because he is a cancer survivor.

6/2/2006
Healthy Hometown Grants Total $73,000
Mayor Jerry Abramson and Health Director Dr. Adewale Troutman today awarded more than $73,000 in grants to 22 community-service organizations to promote health and fitness to targeted groups. Each organization received a dollar amount commensurate with its request to support a range of healthy activities in neighborhoods across Louisville.

6/1/2006
Gallery Square continues new housing growth in District 4 and the Phoenix Hill Area
Louisville – With a turning of several shovels, ground was broken Thursday for Gallery Square in the East Market Arts area.

5/31/2006
Abramson Envisions ‘A Waterfront Park Southwest’
Mayor Jerry Abramson has unveiled a vision to turn Riverview Park along the Ohio River in Southwest Louisville into a destination place akin to Waterfront Park.

5/31/2006
Councilman Watkins invites residents out for a chat with two Spring Community meetings
Louisville – With summer just around the corner, Councilman Leonard Watkins (D) 1 wants to hear what kinds of problems or concerns people have for the District.

5/31/2006
Health Department to Begin Mosquito Spraying
The Louisville Metro Health Department will begin spraying for mosquitoes Monday night, June 5th. The area to be sprayed is located in Louisville's east end along the Ohio River.

5/31/2006
District 22 Health Fair set for Saturday, June 3rd at Fern Creek Traditional High School
Louisville, KY -Louisville Metro Councilman Robin Engel (District 22) and the Fern Creek Community Association and Chamber of Commerce will hold a District 22 Health Fair from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. in the large gym of Fern Creek Traditional High School (9115 Ferndale Road).

5/28/2006
New restrooms open in Willow Park
Project funded by Louisville Metro, Olmsted Parks Conservancy and Cherokee Triangle Association

5/26/2006
Metro Council prepares to review Mayor’s Budget with a series of June hearings
Louisville – Mayor Jerry Abramson has officially presented a budget of $730 million dollars for the 2006-2007 fiscal year.

5/26/2006
Councilman Blackwell holds District 12 Dialogue on Tuesday, May 30th
Louisville – With school letting out soon for the summer, are there things to do at Louisville area parks for kids and their families?

5/25/2006
Metro Parks opens 11 summer pools
Outdoor pools will remain open through mid-August

5/25/2006
Mayor: Budget Outlines Support for Public Safety
Mayor Jerry Abramson today proposed a $730 million spending plan that builds on the city’s progress in the past three years and charts an ambitious course for the future.

5/25/2006
Mayor: Budget Outlines ‘Blueprint’ for Brighter Future
Mayor Jerry Abramson today proposed a $730 million spending plan that builds on the city’s progress in the past three years and charts an ambitious course for the future.

5/24/2006
Patriots Peace Memorial ceremony at noon on Memorial Day
Ceremony to include dedication of illuminated flagpole

5/24/2006
Councilman Tom Owen announces inaugural arts event for the Highlands.
Louisville – With Summer just around the corner, the Highlands area is kicking off a new event designed to get people out and about to enjoy something as beautiful as the season: art.

5/24/2006
Mayor Announces New Animal Services Facility
Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced plans to build a new animal shelter in Louisville that will help increase adoptions and improve response. Abramson has included $750,000 in his proposed 2006/07 fiscal year budget that will launch the first phase of the project.

5/24/2006
County Attorney Issues 51 Truancy Summonses
51 Summonses Issued in Truancy Prosecution Program

5/23/2006
County Attorney's Drug Court Graduates 11
11 Graduate from County Attorney's Drug Court

5/23/2006
Council Members Blackwell, Henderson and Welch say “It is a great day for the Southwest.”
Louisville – Many people may know it as the Greenwood Boat Dock, a place where many have enjoyed the Ohio River for years.. That familiar spot off Greenwood Road is now set to be transformed into what could easily be called “Waterfront Park Southwest.”

5/23/2006
Council Members Hamilton, Ward-Pugh and Johnson praise 21st Century Fire initiative.
Louisville – Saying public safety is the bottom line, three Metro Council members are praising Mayor Jerry Abramson’s 21st Century Fire plan.

5/23/2006
The First Tee celebrates first year achievements
Shawnee program growing to include affiliate at Long Run Park

5/19/2006
Extended hours for Lifeguard and Qualified Attendant permit testing
Health Department extends hours for Lifeguard and Qualified Pool Attendant permit testing.

5/19/2006
Free Hepatitis A and B Vaccine available at Pride Festival
Hepatitis A and B Vaccines available at Pride Festival

5/18/2006
Mayor’s Hike & Bike Returns for Memorial Day
Second year of cycling, walking, jogging continues with event May 29

5/18/2006
94 acres purchased along Floyds Fork through City of Parks project
Mayor Abramson announces that Metro Parks has acquired a 94-acre property along Floyds Fork near I-64 that will be developed into new park land through the City of Parks initiative.

5/18/2006
Lexington Councilman McChord to speak at Metro Council’s Jobs and Economic Development Committee
Louisville, KY - Lexington-Fayette Urban County Councilman Jay McChord will speak at today’s 3pm meeting of the Louisville Metro Council’s Jobs and Economic Development Committee.

5/18/2006
Metro Council applauds and commends UPS investment in Louisville
Louisville – A big day for “Brown” in Louisville. United Parcel Service’s announcement to invest $1 billion and create 5,000 jobs at its Louisville operation is being applauded and commended by the Metro Council.

5/17/2006
Louisville’s UPS Hub to Nearly Double in Capacity
For the third time in seven years, logistics giant UPS will significantly expand its WorldPort hub at Louisville International Airport – adding more than 5,000 new, well-paying jobs.

5/16/2006
District 22 Councilman Robin Engel to hold Town Hall Meeting
Louisville, KY -Louisville Metro Councilman Robin Engel (District 22) will hold a Town Hall Meeting May 22 at 6:30 p.m. at Buechel's Fire Station (located at 4101 Bardstown Road).

5/15/2006
Mayor Announces Mercury Collection Program
Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced details of a mercury collection and disposal program to help residents, schools, etc minimize exposure to this toxic chemical. The free drop-off day for Louisville Metro is Saturday, May 20.

5/10/2006
Proposed Agreed Board Order with Kosmos Cement Company
Notice of public comment period and hearing

5/10/2006
Five Every 1 Reads Schools Honored
Mayor Jerry Abramson, Jefferson County Public School (JCPS) Superintendent Stephen Daeschner, and Greater Louisville Inc., President Joe Reagan today honored five local elementary schools for having the largest number of Every 1 Reads volunteers in the school system.

5/9/2006
Pandemic Flu Summit Held in Louisville
Helping prepare Louisville for a possible outbreak of the Avian Flu, a Pandemic Flu Summit was convened by the Louisville Metro Health Department.

5/9/2006
Councilman Benson to host District 20 Trolley Hop
District 20 Councilman, Stuart Benson will host a tour for citizens of Louisville Metro on a TARC Trolley, Saturday May 13th starting at 8:15 a.m. from Blackacre State Nature Preserve

5/4/2006
Forest Fest celebrates Bluegrass music and nature May 20
Event includes 18-mile and 5K trail runs

5/2/2006
Councilman Tom Owen encourages participation in “Front Porch Tuesdays.”
For a second year, District 8 Councilman Tom Owen is sponsoring “Front Porch Tuesdays” in the month of May.

4/27/2006
Recycling and Roses Come to Churchill Downs
Mayor Abramson today announced a partnership that will bring recycling to the historic racetrack for the first time and beautify the area surrounding Churchill Downs.

4/27/2006
MetroCall Hosts National Call Center Convention
Representatives of 34 local governments are in town for the sixth annual Government Contact Center Conference, Wednesday through Friday at the Kentucky International Convention Center.

4/27/2006
Fern Creek Babe Ruth to Celebrate Opening Day
Louisville, KY - Fern Creek Babe Ruth Baseball/Softball League (Located on Ferndale Road) will celebrate Opening Day this Saturday, April 29th. Opening Day Ceremonies will start at 2 p.m. with a parade beginning at Fern Creek Traditional High School on Fern Creek Road, and will involve more than 800 players ages 4-16. The parade will be followed by a community festival that will last until approximately 5 p.m.

4/26/2006
Mayor Announces Outstanding High School Seniors
Tonight’s award winners come from almost every public and private high school in Louisville. Each high school principal and guidance counselor in the city is asked to nominate a winner for this prestigious award. ayor Announces Outstanding High School Seniors

4/24/2006
200 Year Celebration of Local Law Enforcement
Mayor Abramson, Chief White and Texas Roadhouse CEO GJ Hart announce special plans for the 200 year celebration of local law enforcement.

4/21/2006
Ribbon Cutting for Cedar Brook community on Friday, April 21, 2006 at 2pm.

4/20/2006
Louisville's Emergency Communications Demonstrated at Thunder
During Thunder Over Louisville, Louisville will become the nation's first city to demonstrate emergency communications capabililities to the Federal Department of Homeland Security.

4/19/2006
Panel to Suggest Improvements to Air Quality Program
Mayor Jerry Abramson today asked an existing group of business, environmental and community leaders to review recent concerns and recommend improvements to Louisville’s Strategic Toxic Air Reduction (STAR) program.

4/18/2006
Final Link to Waterfront Park is Acquired
Mayor Jerry Abramson and Waterfront Park officials today announced that Waterfront Park has cleared the final hurdle on its way to completion as it acquires the final link

4/18/2006
Councilman Henderson hosts meeting on drainage for Carnation Drive South
Louisville, Ky -- District 14th Councilman Bob Henderson will host a meeting with the Metropolitan Sewer District to discuss a drainage project for Carnation Drive South on April 20th, 2006.

4/18/2006
National Tele-Communications Week
National Tele-Communications Week celebrates and recognizes tele-communicators across the county.

4/15/2006
Louisville's Smoke-Free Law Going Smoothly
Implementation and enforcement of Louisville’s new Smoke Free Law is progressing in an orderly and low-key manner. With a few exceptions, the law that went into effect on November 15th has gained widespread acceptance throughout the community.

4/14/2006
Mayor Abramson Announces River Safety Partnership
LMPD, Kentuckiana Yacht Sales and Allstate Insurance to provide safety equipment for recreational boaters.

4/13/2006
Easter Egg Hunt set for Saturday 15th , 2006
Louisville, Kentucky – Pride Inc. will host its 35th annual free Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 15th, 2006 at the Central High School practice field, 11th & Chestnut Street.

4/13/2006
First Ever LEX-LOU Council Consortium Lexington and Louisville Councils to Brainstorm
Lexington, KY ... The CATS and CARDS will soon be at it again, except this time it will be to brainstorm partnering opportunities BETWEEN two of Kentucky's leading cities!

4/13/2006
Prairie Village celebrates Opening Day
Louisville, KY - Prairie Village Baseball/Softball League will host a parade to celebrate their 50th year of existence this Friday, April 14th at 6:00pm.

4/13/2006
Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton holds meeting for neighborhoods on housing and safety for Distric
Louisville, Kentucky -- It is a blight to a neighborhood, a magnet for crime and a danger to children. But most people have no idea what can be done about abandoned houses owned by absentee landlords.

4/13/2006
Downard to serve 2nd term on EPA’s Environmental Financial Advisory Board
Louisville, KY - Metro Councilman Kelly Downard (District 16) has been appointed to serve a second term on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Financial Advisory Board (EFAB).

4/13/2006
Councilman Kramer's 2006 Trolley Tours to focus on District 11 and Downtown Louisville
Councilman Kevin Kramer will host a trolley tour for residents of District 11 on Saturday, June 17th starting at 8:00 am at the McMahan Fire Station (4318 Taylorsville Road.)

4/12/2006
Mayor Dedicates Fern Creek Library Expansion
Mayor Abramson presents a children's book to the growing collection at the Fern Creek Library and dedicated a new expansion of the busy branch location.

4/11/2006
Metro Councilwoman Adams to host District 18 Clean-up
Louisville, KY - Louisville Metro Councilwoman Julie Raque Adams will host a District 18 clean-up on Friday, April 21st from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. District 18 Clean Team volunteers will meet at Hurstbourne Baptist Church (8800 Shelbyville Road) and will pick up litter along South Hurstbourne Parkway and Shelbyville Road. Trash bags, gloves, and other cleaning supplies will be provided to all volunteers. Coffee and doughnuts will be served at 9:00 a.m.

4/11/2006
April 23rd is Metro Council Districts 11 “Day at the Speed Art Museum”
Residents of Metro Council District 11 and their families are invited to join Council President Kevin Kramer for a free afternoon at The Speed Art Museum.

4/10/2006
Liberty Green Begins Leasing
Liberty Green, the new neighborhood springing up on the eastern edge of downtown in the place of a former public-housing complex, begins leasing.

4/10/2006
Metro Councilmen Benson, Engel and Peden to Participate in Fern Creek/Highview United Ministries Gro
Louisville, KY - Louisville Metro Councilmen Stuart Benson (District 20), Robin Engel (District 22) and James Peden (District 23) will attend a groundbreaking ceremony for the Fern Creek/Highview United Ministries at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, April 11th. The ceremony will take place at Beulah Presbyterian Church (9209 Beulah Church Road) and will focus on the FCHUM’s $350,000 capital campaign aimed at building an assistance center for the southeastern portion of the metro area.

4/7/2006
Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center re-opens April 9
Facility was closed for one week after major leak discovered.

4/7/2006
LMPD and TARC Unveil Thunder and Lightning Express Service
LMPD and TARC unveil Thunder and Lightning Express Service for Thunder Over Louisville watchers.

4/6/2006
Metro Councilmembers to meet with Councilmembers from Lexington
Louisville, KY - Seven Louisville Metro Councilmembers will travel to the Kentucky Horse Park (4089 Iron Works Parkway in Lexington) on April 12 to meet with Councilmembers representing Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government.

4/6/2006
'E-checks' added to options for paying occupational license taxes

4/5/2006
Metro Councilman Glen Stuckel to host District 17 Clean-Up
Louisville, KY - Louisville Metro Councilman Glen Stuckel will hold a District 17 clean-up on Saturday, April 15th, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

4/5/2006
Metro Councilman Stuart Benson to host 3rd "Dine Out" in District 20
Louisville, KY - Do you have an issue or concern that you would personally like to address with Councilman Stuart Benson?

4/5/2006
Buechel leaders work to revive the Buechel Area Business Association
Louisville, KY - After six months of work and numerous organizational meetings, Councilman Kevin Kramer is proud to announce the first official meeting of the newly revived Buechel Area Business Association.

4/5/2006
Join with Councilwoman Flood and your Okolona Neighbors for the 2006 OKOLONA Spring Clean-up
Individuals and organizations are invited to participate in the clean up effort! We will be divided into teams and pick-up trash and debris along Okolona streets.

4/5/2006
District 20 Councilman Stuart Benson to hold Town Hall Meeting
Louisville, KY –Louisville Metro Councilman Stuart Benson (District 20) will hold a Town Hall Meeting April 12 at 7 p.m. in the community room of the Jeffersontown Fire Department (10540 Watterson Trail).

4/3/2006
Aquatic Center's Olympic pool remains closed
Fitness center and therapy pool are open

4/3/2006
Health Department Completes Behavioral Risk Survey
The Health Department surveyed 2000 adults throughout Louisville to get a snapshot of the community on a host of health measures ranging from access to health care, to smoking rates, to physical activity.

4/3/2006
Toward a healthier Louisville
News article from April 3, 2006 edition of the Courier Journal, featuring Dr. Troutman.

3/31/2006
Councilman Henderson to hold District 14 Public Meeting for Update on the Johnsontown Road Widening
Councilman Bob Henderson will hold a Public Meeting for the residents of District 14 on Monday April 3 at Sun Valley Community Center at 6505 Bethany Lane Louisville, Kentucky 40272.

3/31/2006
Councilman Ward-Pugh Host Annual Spring Clean-up
Councilman Ward-Pugh Host Annual Spring Clean-up - ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please join Councilwoman Ward-Pugh at 8:30 am for coffee and breakfast snacks, which have been donated by Heine Brothers Coffee and the Clifton McDonald’s.

3/30/2006
Golf courses offer Grand Slam Giveaway in April
Mayor announces month-long golf promotion with free prizes

3/30/2006
Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement Marches On
With Meyzeek Middle School students planting herbs as a backdrop, Abramson today said the now year-and-a-half-old Healthy Hometown Movement is making progress in encouraging healthier lifestyles and more physical activity among Louisville residents.

3/29/2006
Metro Council President Kramer publishes 2nd “District 11 Neighborhood Update”
LOUISVILLE - District 11 Councilman, Kevin Kramer, has mailed a 53 page report updating residents on the activities of the many neighborhoods, homeowners associations and other organizations located within District 11. This report is unique, as it was primarily written by citizen leaders, for the benefit of neighboring groups.

3/29/2006
Aquatic Center closes March 31-April 2 for maintenance
Facility’s fitness center remains open on Friday

3/28/2006
Louisville EMS & Spalding University Partner to Train Paramedics
Spalding University, Louisville Metro EMS announce new associate degree program for paramedics

3/28/2006
Spring Break: adjusted hours and Junior Olympics at Community Centers
Metro Parks to keep kids active and engaged while school’s out

3/24/2006
Mayor Announces New Recycling Site
Additional Recycling Facility at Westport Road

3/23/2006
World TB Day

3/23/2006
Councilman Blackwell to hold District 12 Dialogue
Councilman Rick Blackwell will hold a District 12 Dialogue at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 28th, at Kerrick Elementary School, 2210 Upper Hunters Trace.

3/23/2006
Child Support Seven-month Report
Child Support Insert Seven-month Report: $695,859 Collected

3/20/2006
Mayor Explores Economic Development Opportunities in England
Mayor Jerry Abramson leaves tomorrow on a five-day trip to Great Britain where he will sign an official agreement making Leeds, England Louisville’s eighth Sister City and tout Louisville as a place for economic expansion and investment.

3/20/2006
Month-Long River Cleanup Nets 18 Tons of Trash
Mayor Jerry Abramson and Dr. James Ramsey, president of the University of Louisville, today announced that a month-long cleanup of the city’s waterfront has resulted in almost 20 tons of trash being pulled from the Ohio River.

3/17/2006
Historic chapel moving to Farnsley-Moremen Landing
118-year-old chapel will get new life hosting weddings, special events

3/16/2006
Notice of Action on FEDOOP Permit to American Bluegrass Marble Company
Notice of Action on Federally Enforceable District Origin Operating Permit (FEDOOP)

3/15/2006
Metro Council Jobs and Economic Development Committee to focus on the effects of Louisville’s STAR P
Metro Council Jobs and Economic Development Committee to focus on the effects of Louisville’s STAR Program

3/14/2006
Mayor Announces New Electronic Recycling Partnership
Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced a new electronic recycling partnership with two of the nation’s largest retailers that will increase awareness about a free service for residents and save taxpayer dollars.

3/14/2006
Call Out For Volunteers for Brightside Community-Wide Cleanup
Mayor Jerry Abramson today issued a call for volunteers to help beautify Louisville at the Brightside Community-Wide Cleanup on Saturday, March 25, 8 a.m. to noon.

3/14/2006
KidsCreate! Gallery Opens in Metro Hall
A crayon portrait of Muhammad Ali and a fingerpainted cat are among the featured works in a new art gallery Mayor Jerry Abramson opened in the lobby of Louisville Metro Hall.

3/13/2006
Metro Council President Kevin Kramer to Sponsor 2nd Self Defense Seminar for District 11 Residents
Metro Council President Kevin Kramer will sponsor a 2nd self-defense seminar for residents of District 11, Wednesday, March 22nd from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The seminar will be conducted by first-degree black belt, Alan Williams, at the New Beginnings Martial Arts Studio (McMahan Plaza Besides the Hikes Point Kroger).

3/13/2006
Louisville Receives National League of Cities Diversity Award
The National League of Cities today named Louisville winner of its City Cultural Diversity Award.

3/13/2006
Councilman Stuart Benson to host District 20 Trolley Hop
District 20 Councilman, Stuart Benson will host a tour for citizens of Louisville Metro on a TARC Trolley, Saturday April 1st starting at 8:30 am from Blackacre State Nature Preserve

3/9/2006
Metro Parks offers summer camps in 17 locations
Registration begins at most sites on April 3

3/9/2006
Derby City Community Center renamed for Cyril Allgeier
Councilman King and Metro Parks change name of community center to honor Cyril Allgeier

3/9/2006
Historic Locust Grove announces Second Annual Used Book Sale
Historic Locust Grove is holding its second annual Used Book Sale to benefit the site’s education and preservation programs on Friday, March 10th through Sunday, March 12th.

3/8/2006
Councilman Fleming To Host District 7 Cleanup
Louisville, KY - Louisville Metro Councilman Ken Fleming has organized a District 7 cleanup at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 25.

3/8/2006
Notice of Public Comment Period and Hearing
Proposed Agreed Board Order with Marathon Petroleum Company, LLC, for an alleged violation of Regulation 2.16

3/7/2006
Louisville Metro Council District 19 and District 20 “Day at the Speed Art Museum”
Residents of Metro Council Districts 19 and 20 and their families are invited to join Councilmen Hal Heiner and Stuart Benson for a free afternoon at The Speed Art Museum.

3/7/2006
Metro Council President Kevin Kramer to Host District 11 Clean Up
Louisville, KY - Louisville Metro Councilman Kevin Kramer will hold a District 11 cleanup on Saturday, March 25th, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

3/7/2006
Metro Councilman Stuart Benson to host 2nd "Dine Out" in District 20
Louisville, KY - Do you have an issue or concern that you would personally like to address with Councilman Stuart Benson? Are you interested in hearing detailed information about future projects in District 20?

3/6/2006
Metro Council President Kevin Kramer to host "Dine Out" In District 11
Louisville, KY - 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?

3/6/2006
Tuberculosis Testing Offered by Health Department
Tuberculosis skin testing is available by appointment Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

3/3/2006
Councilman Henderson to hold District 14 Community Meeting
LOUISVILLE (March 3, 2006) Councilman Bob Henderson will hold a public meeting for the residents of District 14 on Monday, March 6 at Sun Valley Community Center at 6505 Bethany Lane Valley Station, KY 40202.

3/3/2006
Louisville ‘Fifty and Over Games’ take place May 8-21, 2006
Event to prepare athletes for 2007 National Senior Games

3/3/2006
Louisville Metro Launches Loan Program for Startups
Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government is launching a new loan program geared toward helping startup businesses get off the ground.

3/2/2006
Shigellosis Cases Have Increased
There has been a significant rise in the number of shigellosis cases in Louisville. In the seven-month period from August 2005 through February 2006, there have been 107 shigellosis cases compared to an average of 8 cases for the same seven-month period in 2004 and 2005.

3/1/2006
Mayor Announces Youth Opportunity Showcase
Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced the city will host the first-ever Youth Opportunity Showcase – a chance for Louisville teens to learn about summer jobs, volunteer and recreation opportunities.

2/27/2006
Metro Councilmembers to Lobby General Assembly
Louisville Metro Councilmembers plan to travel to Frankfort, Kentucky on February 28, 2006 to push for state funding for a downtown arena.

2/24/2006
Louisville Parks, Parkways to Gain 1,500 Trees
More than 1,500 trees and seedlings will take root in Louisville’s parks and along its parkways over the next two years.

2/24/2006
Metro Council Members Hamilton, Watkins and Woolridge Co-host the Saturday Academy
LOUISVILLE, KY- Please join Metro Council Members, Cheri Bryant Hamilton, D-5, Leonard Watkins, D-1, and Mary Woolridge, D-3 for the Re-establishment of the “Saturday Academy” on Saturday, February 25 at 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the DuValle Education Center, 3610 Bohne Avenue.

2/23/2006
Councilwoman to host community health fair
Councilwoman Madonna Flood will host a community Health Fair from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, February 25 at St. Luke Catholic Church, 4211 Jim Hawkins Drive, located in Treasure Island subdivision off of Blue Lick Rd.

2/23/2006
Mayor, Council Members Host Inaugural Session of Louisville Metro Youth Leaders Program
Mayor Jerry Abramson and Metro Council Members David Tandy, Kevin Kramer and Stuart Benson today hosted the inaugural session of a new initiative with the KY YMCA-Youth Association that will give public and private high school students the opportunity to learn more about how Louisville Metro Government functions.

2/22/2006
Get ready for spring with Metro Parks
Get ready for spring with Metro Parks

2/22/2006
Councilman Blackwell to read with first graders at Greenwood Elementary
LOUISVILLE (February 22, 2006) - Councilman Blackwell will read with Ms. Deacon’s first grade class at Greenwood Elementary School, 5801 Greenwood Road, Friday, February 24, at 2:30, to recognize their outstanding accomplishments in the Blackwell’s Bookworms program.

2/22/2006
Mayor, Council Members Host Inaugural Session of Louisville Metro Youth Leaders Program
KY YMCA program to help high school students learn about their hometown’s government

2/22/2006
Get Involved With Your District 3 Community! Date change for Meeting March 28, 2006
Metro Councilwoman Mary C. Woolridge Invites you to attend the District 3 Spring Town Hall Meeting

2/20/2006
Metro Councilmen Benson and Engel to start “Sign Squad”
Louisville, KY - Metro Louisville Councilmen Stuart Benson and Robin Engel will hold an inaugural “District Sign Squad” meeting at 7:00 p.m. Monday, February 27th.

2/16/2006
Louisville Metro Council President Kramer declares a vacancy for the 13th Metro Council District
Louisville, KY - Metro Council President Kevin Kramer announced that Councilman Ron Weston (District 13) has notified the office of the Metro Council President of his resignation from the Metro Council effective Thursday, February 16, 2006.

2/16/2006
Metro Councilman Stuart Benson to host "Dine Out" in District 20
Louisville, KY - Do you have an issue or concern that you would personally like to address with Councilman Stuart Benson? Are you interested in hearing detailed information about future projects in District 20? Would you like to know your elected representative better?

2/15/2006
Louisville Metro Council District 7 and District 17 “Day at the Speed Art Museum”
Residents of Metro Council Districts 7 and 17 and their families are invited to join Councilmen Ken Fleming and Glen Stuckel for a free afternoon at The Speed Art Museum.

2/14/2006
Belle of Louisville Gets Image Makeover
Louisville’s internationally famous icon, the Belle of Louisville, is getting an image makeover with a new logo and fresh coat of paint.

2/14/2006
Expo Provides Pointers for Events of All Sizes
Whether it’s a corporate event, neighborhood block party, charity walk or church picnic, individuals that plan any type of event in Louisville can learn about the services available to make their activity successful at the second Mayor’s Event Expo.

2/14/2006
City’s First Veterinarian Signals Change at Animal Services
For the first time in the department’s history, Louisville Metro Animal Services has a full-time staff veterinarian. Dr. Carolyn Congleton, who has worked in private veterinary practice for more than 15 years, joined the agency this month.

2/11/2006
Councilman Robin Engel honored as First Humanitarian by the Fern Creek Lion's Club
Councilman Robin Engel honored as First Humanitarian by the Fern Creek Lion's Club

2/9/2006
Metro Council Democrats Say No to Right to Work for Less
LOUISVILLE, KY- The Metro Council Democratic Caucus, today sent a letter to Governor Fletcher expressing their disappointment in him calling for Kentucky to join the ranks of Right to Work states.

2/9/2006
City of St. Matthews and Councilman Fleming To Hold Meeting Regarding Warwick-Villa Park Improvement
Louisville, KY - The City of St. Matthews and Louisville Metro Councilman Ken Fleming (District 7) will host a joint meeting to present the proposed improvements for Warwick-Villa Park. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. on February 22, 2006, in the St. Matthews Community Center (310 Ten Pin Lane).

2/9/2006
District 17 Councilman Glen Stuckel To Hold Town Hall Meeting
Louisville, KY -Louisville Metro Councilman Glen Stuckel (District 17) will hold a Town Hall Meeting February 22nd at 6:30 p.m. in the community room of Republic Bank

2/9/2006
District 19 Councilman Hal Heiner to hold Town Hall Meeting
Louisville, KY - Metro Councilman Hal Heiner (District 19) will hold a Town Hall Meeting February 27th from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Eastwood Fire Station One (16010 Shelbyville Road).

2/8/2006
Olympic Gold Medalist Picks Louisville for Youth Track Program
Dr. Adewale Troutman, director of the Louisville Metro Health Department, announced today that a former Olympic gold medalist has chosen Louisville as only the second site in the country for a youth track and field initiative that encourages minority young people to engage in physical fitness activities.

2/8/2006
Louisville Metro Police Foundation
Local businesses are coming together to raise funds for Louisville Metro Police Department initiatives through the Louisville Metro Police Foundation.

2/6/2006
Abramson to Discuss Merger’s Success at National Conference
Louisville’s successful merger of city and county governments is one of the featured topics at a national conference on effective government today and tomorrow.

2/6/2006
Metro Council Jobs and Economic Development Committee to focus on job recruitment and competition
The Louisville Metro Council Jobs and Economic Development Committee will have a special meeting Tuesday, February 7th at 4 p.m. in the Metro Council Chambers (3rd Floor, City Hall). Greater Louisville, Inc. President and CEO Joe Reagan will make a short presentation on the competition for jobs with neighboring cities along with an update on the mission of GLI. His presentation will be followed by a period of questions and answers.

2/6/2006
Councilwoman Madonna Flood, District 24 and St. Luke Catholic Church, 4211 Jim Hawkins Dr. will host
Councilwoman Madonna Flood, District 24 and St. Luke Catholic Church, 4211 Jim Hawkins Dr. will host a health fair at the church on February 25th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information please call 574-1124.

2/6/2006
COUNCIL DEMOCRATS SAY NO TO RIGHT TO WORK
Press Briefing on opposition to the Governor’s Right to Work Initiative

2/3/2006
Maze Honored by U.S. Army
County Attorney Irv Maze Awarded Department of Defense Support Recognition

2/3/2006
Ryder Cup Task Force Announced
Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced the formation of the Louisville Ryder Cup Task Force. Abramson named 16 citizens who will serve on a volunteer committee to coordinate the city’s efforts to prepare for and host the 2008 Ryder Cup golf matches.

2/2/2006
Abramson Proposes $2 Million Investment For Library Land Purchases
Mayor Jerry Abramson will recommend using $2 million from a one-time dividend to purchase land for three new regional libraries in suburban Louisville – the next major step in expanding the city’s library system.

2/2/2006
2005 DUI convictions 92 percent
County Attorney DUI prosecution rate above 92% for 2005

2/1/2006
Mayor Launches Tax Preparation Campaign
Mayor Jerry Abramson announced today that the city and the Louisville Asset Building Coalition (LABC) will once again offer free tax preparation assistance to residents who might qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).

2/1/2006
Child Support Insert 5 Month Report
Child Support Insert Collects $341,950.96 in Five Months

2/1/2006
New Metro Government Website Unveiled
Mayor Jerry Abramson today unveiled a new and improved Metro Government website that offers citizens greater access to services and information.

1/31/2006
Metro Council President Kevin Kramer to Sponsor Self Defense Seminar for District 11 Residents
Metro Council President Kevin Kramer will sponsor a self-defense seminar for residents of District 11, Wednesday, February 22 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

1/30/2006
Mayor Promotes 39 Medical Responders
Mayor Jerry Abramson today promoted 39 paramedics who will be at the forefront of life-saving enhancements to Louisville’s emergency medical services. Abramson and Dr. Neal Richmond, EMS chief executive officer, administered the oath making the employees lieutenants with Louisville Metro EMS.

1/30/2006
City Announces Derby Weekend Cruising Will End
Cruising on Derby weekend, which has been marked by increasing violence and lawlessness, will not be allowed to continue, Mayor Jerry Abramson said today.

1/26/2006
Proposed Amendments to Regulations
Proposed amendments to Air Pollution Control District regulations 1.15, 5.02 and 7.02

1/26/2006
Council Minority Affairs Committee Meeting to address Metro Louisville’s lack of diversity in jury s
The Minority Affairs Committee of the Louisville Metro Council will address issues of concern to minorities such as subsidized federal housing, absentee landlords, home ownership, equal housing, and women’s issues.

1/25/2006
Executive Order on Family Violence
It is important that Louisville Metro Government take a strong stand and be a leader in the prevention and elimination of family violence. That is why I recently signed the Executive Order on family violence in the workplace ...

1/24/2006
Abramson, Nation’s Mayors Address Issues Facing Cities
Mayor Jerry Abramson will join more than 200 of the nation’s mayors in Washington, D.C. this week to discuss key issues and challenges affecting America’s cities.

1/24/2006
Councilman Fleming to Accept Metro Government Needlepoint Logo
Louisville Metro Councilman Ken Fleming will accept a gift on behalf of the Metro Council from the Louisville Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild at Thursday’s Metro Council Meeting.

1/24/2006
Top 10 winter activities in your Metro Parks
Top Ten opportunities for winter recreation in your Metro Parks

1/23/2006
Mayor Offers Assistance to Seniors Picking Prescription Plans
Mayor Jerry Abramson today outlined the city’s efforts to help Louisville senior citizens understand and enroll in the new Medicare Part D prescription drug plans before the federal government’s May 15 deadline.

1/19/2006
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1/19/2006
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1/19/2006
Mayor: More Progress Ahead in Public Safety, Downtown Development, Quality of Life
The year ahead will bring continued progress in public safety, new downtown developments and more of the quality-of-life improvements that have raised Louisville’s profile on the national stage, Mayor Jerry Abramson said in his annual State of the City address today.

1/18/2006
5,200 New Jobs Created in 2005
Louisville’s economic development team landed more than 5,200 jobs in 2005, marking the most successful year for job creation since 2000.

1/18/2006
Local Churches Partner with LMPD
Local area churches partner with LMPD to help gather information to help solve crimes. This partnership will be called C.A.R.E. or Church Community / Criminal Activity Reporting Effort.

1/13/2006
Mayor’s Community Conversations Continue in 2006 First meeting Tuesday, January 17 at Moore High Sch
Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced that his monthly meetings designed to make government accessible to citizens will continue in 2006.

1/13/2006
Truancy Prosecution Letters
County Attorney Irv Maze Issues 372 Habitual Truancy Warning Letters

1/13/2006
Litter-Free Summit
Mayor’s Litter-Free Louisville Summit generates ideas to reduce clutter.

1/13/2006
Mayor’s Litter-Free Louisville Summit Generates Ideas to Reduce Clutter
Temporary signs cluttering roadways, cigarette butts, and a hotline to report litterers were among the topics discussed yesterday at Mayor Jerry Abramson’s Litter-Free Louisville Summit.

1/13/2006
Government Administration Committee to hold second Public Hearing Dangerous Dog

1/12/2006
Mayor to Present Freedom Award
Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced that Raoul Cunningham is the 2006 recipient of Louisville Metro’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Award.

1/12/2006
Council President Kramer To Host District 11 Roundtable Meeting
Louisville Metro Council President Kevin Kramer will host the first "District 11 Roundtable" on Saturday, January 21 at the Hunsinger Lane Baptist Church, located at 3400 Summerfield Drive.

1/11/2006
New Portland Kroger Opens
The much anticipated new Kroger store serving the Portland neighborhood opens to the public with a grand opening ceremony attended by Mayor Jerry Abramson, Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton, and Kroger President John Hackett.

1/11/2006
Committee Chair Announcements
Council President Kramer To Announce Committee Chairs, Vice-Chairs At Thursday Press Conference

1/11/2006
LMPD Tackles Sex Offender Registry
LMPD will be tracking down registered sex offenders to ensure compliance with the sex offender registry.

1/10/2006
Louisville Ranked the Ninth Fittest City in America
Ranking recognizes city’s parks, recreation facilities and lifestyle, progress to be made in nutrition and physical activity. America

1/2/2006
LMPD Reviews 2005 Homicides
LMPD will discuss 2005 homicides with emphasis on those still open.