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Metro Newsroom - 2007 Archive


12/31/2007
Mayor Unveils Top 10 of 2007
Louisville is City of Possibilities, Abramson says

12/24/2007
Volunteers to Assemble 100 Dog Beds
Volunteers To Assemble Over 100 Beds!

12/21/2007
Louisville to Resume Booting Parking Scofflaws
The Parking Authority of River City (PARC) will resume booting vehicles of parking scofflaws, following a victory in federal court.

12/21/2007
Mayor, Leaders Fight to Continue Smoking Ban
Mayor Jerry Abramson, County Attorney Irv Maze and a bipartisan group of Metro Council leaders announced they will work together to ensure Louisville’s comprehensive smoking ban continues despite a court ruling today.

12/20/2007
Louisville Metro Council completes work on Sunset laws
When the Louisville Metro Council ended its final meeting of 2007 on December 20th, it completed one of the main tasks required with the creation of merged government some five years ago. All Sunset laws have been reviewed and acted upon.

12/20/2007
Metro Council Offices will be closed on New Year's Day
After its meeting Thursday night, December 20th, the Louisville Metro Council will be closed on New Year's Day. The Council's Committees will resume work in January 2008

12/20/2007
Middletown, Riverport Businesses Awarded Loans
Seven local businesses, including an ink and toner store on Dixie Highway and a restaurant on Shelbyville Road, have been awarded small-business loans to expand or improve their companies.

12/20/2007
Revisions to Animal Control Ordinance in place for 2008
By a unanimous vote of 26 to 0, the Louisville Metro Council has approved recommendations of a special Public Safety Subcommittee with regard to the Animal Control Ordinance. The law has been in effect since January 4th

12/20/2007
New trans fat resolution calls for public education and awareness
The Louisville Metro Council has given approval a resolution that calls for more education and public awareness of the health effects of trans fats by the Metro Public Health and Wellness Department

12/20/2007
Proposed Amendments to APCD Regulations 1.15, 5.02, 7.02
Notice of comment period and public hearing for proposed new versions of three APCD regulations

12/19/2007
Christmas Tree Recycling
"Re-gift Christmas Trees After the Holidays Tree Recycling for Residents

12/19/2007
Central’s Yellow Jackets to be honored by Metro Council on Thursday, December 20th
In honor of the school's first ever KHSAA State Championship the Central High School Yellow Jackets will be the guests of Councilwoman Judith Green (D) 1at Thursday's Metro Council meeting

12/19/2007
New Toys for Christmas - Recycle Outdated Electronics
New Toys for Christmas? Recycle Outdated Electronics

12/19/2007
New Community Center for Disabled in Fern Creek
Mayor Jerry Abramson unveiled architectural plans for the MVP Zone, a major community center that will be built on newly-acquired property in the Fern Creek area.

12/19/2007
Mayor Announces Christmas Tree Recycling

12/17/2007
MetroCall Reaches 3 Million Calls
Mayor Jerry Abramson congratulated employees at MetroCall this morning after calltakers answered the service’s 3 millionth phone call.

12/17/2007
Councilwoman Green joins Mayor For $18 Million Salvation Army Groundbreaking
A special moment on Campground Road on Monday morning signaled a new investment for an area of Metro Louisville that will have a positive impact on surrounding neighborhoods. Ground was broken for a new $18 million Salvation Army Community Center.

12/14/2007
Mayor Launches Liberty Green Home Ownership
The home ownership phase is beginning at Louisville's Liberty Green downtown housing project according to Mayor Jerry Abramson.

12/14/2007
Ad Hoc Transportation Committee on 8664 Proposal to resume its review in January
In light of the holiday season and a new administration in Frankfort, the Monday meeting of the Ad Hoc Transportation Committee on the 8664 Proposal has been rescheduled for sometime in mid January of next year.

12/13/2007
Welch to join Salvation Army at the Red Kettle on Friday, December 14th
Metro Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D) 13 will be on hand to not only spread holiday cheer but help raise money for the Louisville Salvation Army at the Outer Loop Wal-mart

12/12/2007
Community Centers Open Holiday Hours
Teenagers can become restless -- and even a little bored -- while home from school on winter break.

12/12/2007
Councilman Henderson to play Santa for Salvation Army on Friday
In an effort to help the Salvation Army provide food, shelter and comfort during this holiday season, Metro Councilman Bob Henderson (D) 14 will invest an hour in a holiday tradition; bell ringing.

12/10/2007
Green to host District-1 “Angel Food Giveaway” Holiday Celebration on Saturday, December 15th
During this time of giving, several local families will have a happier holiday as the result of being designated special angels. “We are going to help some very needy families this Christmas,” says Councilwoman Judith Green (D) 1. “I am happy to help those who may not otherwise have the means for a happy holiday when it comes to feeding a family.”

12/7/2007
Mayor Announces Pedestrian Summit
Summit to Produce Community-wide Pedestrian Plan

12/7/2007
Metro Parks Designates Seven Parks for Winter Sledding

12/7/2007
District 5 Christmas Celebration tonight beginning at 6:00pm
As a way of spreading holiday cheer to residents in District 5, Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton is hosting a Christmas Celebration for the District. “It is always nice to just enjoy the season and say thank you to the many people who have helped make District 5 a better place to live,” says Hamilton.

12/6/2007
Mayor Launches “Operation Return Home”
Mayor Jerry Abramson and Louisville Metro Police Chief Robert White today announced Operation Return Home, a new tool that will help locate missing children and adults.

12/6/2007
Proposed Amendments to APCD Regulations
Notice of comment period and public hearing for proposed versions of four APCD regulations in Part 1

12/4/2007
Louisville Named One of America’s Safest Cities
Mayor Jerry Abramson announced today that Louisville has once again been named one of the safest large cities in the United States.

12/3/2007
Councilwoman Woolridge hosts Annual Holiday Party on Saturday, December 15th
Councilwoman Mary C. Woolridge will continue a holiday tradition on Saturday, December 15th when she hosts the District 3 Holiday Party. The party will also be a chance to help a local charity take care of those in need for the holidays.

11/29/2007
Louisville Metro Police Step Up the Fight Against Meth
Mayor Jerry Abramson and Chief Robert White announce that the Louisville Metro Police Department will receive a federal grant of $450,000 to purchase equipment for the Metro Narcotics Unit and launch a community-wide anti-meth media campaign.

11/29/2007
Public invited to final Gang workshop tonight at 6:00pm in Newburg
How much of an influence is the Hip-Hop culture having on young people in Metro Louisville? Is there a way for parents and community leaders to understand rap music’s effects on teenagers? Two Metro Councilwomen, Barbara Shanklin (D) 2 and Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D) 5, are organizing a series of workshops to brings answers to those and other questions as a way to fight violence in neighborhoods.

11/29/2007
District 13 families invited to Santa Land for holiday party on December 18th
Once again businesses in District 13 are planning a holiday fun event for children and their parents on Tuesday, December 18th. Santa Land at the Playtorium will be held from 6:00pm to 7:30pm

11/28/2007
Metro Council Members to work on Library funding, work group plans to have an ordinance ready in Jan
Four members of the Louisville Metro Council have announced their intention to work together on a funding plan after listening to concerns from the public and other council members over the Louisville Free Public Library System. Council members Jim King (D) 10, Hal Heiner (R) 19, Tina Ward-Pugh (D) 9 and Ellen Call (R) 26 will form the work study group.

11/27/2007
Abramson on National Panel Discussing Foreclosures
Mayor Jerry Abramson is in Detroit today participating in a national panel discussing the rise in foreclosures across the country.

11/27/2007
World AIDS Day Service to be Held December 1
Louisville’s 2007 World AIDS Day Observance will take place December 1, 2007 at the Central Presbyterian Church located at 318 W Kentucky Street. There will be a reception with light drink and refreshments beginning at 6 p.m. The World AIDS Day Memorial and Celebration of Life will begin at 7:00 p.m.

11/26/2007
Mayor Orders Hiring Freeze
Mayor Orders Hiring Freeze, Spending Curbs To Address $9.6 Million Shortfall in Revenue

11/26/2007
Mayor Appoints Commission to Study Jail Crowding
Group to meet for three months, recommend improvements

11/26/2007
Councilwoman Ward-Pugh to attend 8664 public forum on Wednesday, November 28th
The public forum will be held at the Bomhard Theater in the Kentucky Center for the Arts from 6:00 to 8:00pm. Walter Kulash, a retired highway engineer with 30 years experience in the field will present the 8664 feasibility study.

11/21/2007
Wyandotte Park Master Planning Continues with Nov. 29 Public Meeting
A master planning effort for Wyandotte Park that began last month continues on Thursday, November 29, with a second public meeting to discuss park improvements. The meeting takes place at 6 p.m. in the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club, located within the park at 1010 Beecher Street.

11/21/2007
Second meeting set for Wyandotte Park Master Plan on November 29th
The effort to revitalize one of Metro Louisville’s oldest parks continues as the public gets another chance to learn more about future development of Wyandotte Parkas a series of meetings continues.

11/21/2007
Metro Council moving forward with Sunset Laws, 41 have been acted on two remain under review
When January 2007 began there were 41 laws which required action by the Metro Council or those laws would have gone off the books. After a thorough review by Council committees, action reamins on just two before the end of the year.

11/21/2007
Metro Council Democrats to host senior Thanksgiving Dinner
It is a time when family and friends gather over turkey, dressing and cranberries. Some Metro Council members will continue a holiday event to ensure area senior citizens are not alone by hosting a special Thanksgiving celebration.

11/21/2007
City Signs Agreement to Use National City Bank Drive-Thrus in a Public Health Emergency
This morning Mayor Jerry Abramson announced an agreement between National City Bank and the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness.

11/21/2007
"Light Up Shively " set for Tuesday November 27th
On Tuesday, November 27th the 14th Annual Light up Shively will kick off at 7:00pm. Woolridge will join Mayor Sherry Connors and Shively Council Members as Shively City Hall is transformed into a winter wonderland of bright lights and holiday cheer.

11/20/2007
Mayor Presents Top Apple Awards
The winners of the 2007 Mayor's Top Apple Schools award were announced today by Mayor Jerry Abramson, Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Sheldon Berman and GLI President Joe Reagan.

11/19/2007
Bardstown Road Aglow 2007 set for Saturday, December 1st
Highlands is once again planning a special holiday event to showcase the season and brings back the feel of an old fashion yuletide with the Bardstown Aglow 2007. The event will kick off its 22nd year on Saturday, December 1st from dusk until 10:00pm.

11/19/2007
Councilwoman Shanklin invites everyone to “Light Up Newburg” Saturday, December 1st
Like many areas around Metro Louisville, Newburg will officially join the holiday celebrations with “Light Up Newburg” on Saturday, December 1st.The event will get underway at 6:00pm at Petersburg Park located at the corner of Indian Trail and Petersburg Road.

11/15/2007
Councilwoman Flood to host "Light Up Okolona!" on Friday, November 16th
Okolona will usher in the holiday season when Santa arrives and the lights of the holiday shine brightly for this festive time of year. "Light up Okolona is an event that we look forward to every year," says Councilwoman Madonna Flood (D) 24. "I love to see the expressions on the kids face when Santa arrives."

11/15/2007
Important holiday ID theft workshop in District 10
Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in America and can occur in any neighborhood to anyone. Without realizing it, you can become a victim by simply using the internet, not reviewing your credit card statements, or by not disposing of financial records safely.

11/14/2007
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11/12/2007
Majority Caucus outlines priority plan for Libraries
The Democratic Caucus today affirmed its continued commitment to improving the Louisville Free Public Library System. The Caucus previously included the libraries as one of its top budget priorities in its submission to the Mayor in early 2007.

11/12/2007
Flu Shots Now Offered Every Weekday at Gray Street Site
The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness is now offering flu shots at its 400 E. Gray Street site from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on weekdays until December 14 (except Thanksgiving Day, November 22 and Friday November 23). Flu shots are available to anyone 6 months of age or older who wants to avoid getting the flu this winter. No appointments are necessary

11/12/2007
Metro Council’s Public Safety Committee to discuss proposed Panhandling Ordinance
The Metro Council’s Public Safety Committee will hear testimony on a proposed ordinance meant to curtain panhandling activities in downtown Louisville. The meeting will be held at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers (3rd Floor, 601 West Jefferson Street).

11/11/2007
Councilmen Tandy and Unseld to discuss panhandling Ordinance on Monday
Councilmen David Tandy (D) 4 and George Unseld (D) 6 will hold a news conference to discuss the proposed panhandling ordinance at 3:00 pm on Monday afternoon, November 12th.

11/8/2007
Louisville Scholar House Groundbreaking
Louisville Scholar House

11/8/2007
City Helps Family Get Dream Home
"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" builds new house for Hughes family

11/8/2007
Free Training on How to Set Up Worksite Wellness and Weight Control Activities
The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will offer free training on how to establish worksite wellness activities and weight control support groups.

11/8/2007
Councilman Tandy to cut ribbon for Family Adventure Center
This Saturday, November 10th at 1:00 pm, Councilman David Tandy (D) 4 will welcome an exciting new 75,000 square foot facility located at 630 Barret Avenue for families.

11/8/2007
Councilwoman Flood to lead holiday fun in Okolona on Saturday, November 10th
Santa Claus is coming to Okolona as the featured attraction of an annual holiday event for the whole family. Councilwoman Madonna Flood is set to be Grand Marshall of the 29th Annual Santa Parade

11/7/2007
Metro Council members hold Press Conference Outlining Ordinances to fund the Louisville Library Mast
Nine members of the Louisville Metro Council held a press conference today at 3:00 p.m. today in front of the Bon Air Regional Library (2816 Del Rio Place). During this press conference, Metro Councilman Hal Heiner (District 19) announced that nine members of the Louisville Metro Council had filed two ordinances designed to begin the immediate funding the library master plan.

11/7/2007
Mayor Abramson and Chief White Introduce Campus Watch
This Keep Louisville Safe initiative includes participation of the Jefferson County Public Schools and 13 local colleges and universities.

11/7/2007
Thousands of Children Have a Reason to Smile!
Smile Kentucky!, a nationally recognized dental program for children, has partnered with the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness to use the department’s mobile health unit at 12 Jefferson County elementary schools for free dental screenings.

11/7/2007
Proposed Agreed Board Order with Courier-Journal
Notice of Public Comment Period and Hearing

11/6/2007
Veterans Day Memorial Service Held in Jefferson Memorial Forest
Soldiers who have fought in foreign wars will be honored during a service at Jefferson Memorial Forest on Veterans Day, Sunday, November 11.

11/5/2007
Metro Government Holds Major Vehicle Auction November 12
A large quantity of surplus vehicles will be auctioned November 12 by Louisville Metro Government.

11/5/2007
Metro Council members held a Press Conference Outlining Ordinances to Fund the Louisville Library Ma
Nine members of the Louisville Metro Council will hold a press conference at 3:00 p.m. today in front of the Bon Air Regional Library (2816 Del Rio Place). During this press conference, Metro Councilman Hal Heiner (District 19) will distribute two ordinances designed to begin the immediate funding of the library master plan.

11/5/2007
Mayor Pleased With Smoking Ban Ruling
Mayor Abramson says he's pleased that a judge has upheld Louisville's right to ban smoking in public places.

11/2/2007
Landscape Society Honors Mayor Abramson
National Landscape Society Honors Mayor Abramosn

11/2/2007
Mayor Says City Tie Suits Louisville
Proceeds from Vineyard Vines ties benefit Brightside

11/2/2007
City to Celebrate Holiday Season With Light Up Louisville
Mayor Jerry Abramson announced today that the city’s biggest holiday tradition will be brighter – and greener -- than ever this year.

11/1/2007
November and December Council and Committee meetings adjust for holidays
With the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays near, the Louisville Metro Council has adjusted its regular Council and committee meetings for the months of November and December to accommodate the public.

11/1/2007
Mayor Declares City Ready for Snow
Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced the city has created a new work shift and purchased new equipment to improve Louisville’s snow-removal response – making it more efficient and effective.

10/31/2007
Metro Council Ad Hoc Committee to Review 86/64 Proposal
President Rick Blackwell (D) 12 has appointed Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh (D) 9 to chair an Ad Hoc Committee on Transportation to provide a public review of the 86/64 proposal that would offer an alternative to the Ohio River Bridges project.

10/31/2007
Louisville Slugger Flu Shot Clinic to be Held Sunday
The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will hold its annual Louisville Slugger walk-in flu shot clinic for the general public this Sunday, Nov. 4.

10/30/2007
Shively, Fairmont Businesses Awarded METCO Loans
Three local businesses, including a landscaping company in Fairmont and a flea market in Shively, have been awarded small-business loans to expand their operations.

10/30/2007
November District 12 Dialogue to feature Jefferson PVA on Tuesday, November 13th
The last District 12 Dialogue 2007 will be held at Doss High School, 7601 St. Andrews Church Road beginning at 7:00pm on Tuesday, November 13th. It will serve as an opportunity to learn more about Jefferson County’s Property Valuation Administrator and its role in Metro Government.

10/30/2007
Exceptional Events Affecting Air Quality Measurements
Exceptional Event Reports Open for Comment

10/29/2007
Last "Let's Talk" with Councilman Unseld on Monday, November 12th
Metro Councilman George Unseld (D) 6 will hold his last district wid emeeting for November this coming Monday night.

10/29/2007
Budget Committee to meet Wednesday, Oct. 31st
Committee members will receive an update on how Metro Government ended the Fiscal year 06-07 budgetwise and there will also be an update on current revenue projections

10/28/2007
Fairdale Playtorium gets haunted for one special night on Tuesday, October 30th
Children in District 13 will get an early chance to celebrate Halloween with the help of Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch, the Fairdale Community Club and several businesses in the area.

10/28/2007
District 12 Health Fair set for Thursday, November 1st
For many, now is the time to start thinking about the cold and flu season with November just around the corner and colder temperatures setting in. Residents in District 12 will get a chance to stay ahead of the game when it comes to prevention.

10/28/2007
Metro Councilman Robin Engel to host District 22 forum on Library Tax
Metro Councilman Robin Engel (District 22) will hold a forum on the Library Tax Proposal on Tuesday, October 30, 2007 at 6:30 p.m. at the Fern Creek Community Center (6104 Bardstown Road).

10/25/2007
Blackwell joins Southwest YMCA for Trunk or Treat on Friday, October 26th
it's a Halloween party poolside when ghouls and goblins gather to have some safe fun Friday night in District 12

10/25/2007
“ConnectKentucky to receive $175,000 in funds from AT&T, the Metro Council and Hilliard Lyons to bri
Members of the Louisville Metro Council, AT&T and Hilliard Lyons held a press conference at the Lac Viet Academy to announce the awarding of $175,000 in funds to ConnectKentucky’s No Child Left Offline Project. The allocated funds will be used to install or upgrade computers used by students at locally operated non-profit centers.

10/25/2007
Southwest Pride Clean Up Day set for Saturday, October 27th
Hundreds of volunteers are expected to tackle trash and litter along Dixie Highway and Valley Station when Southwest Pride Clean up Day gets underway this weekend.

10/24/2007
Louisville Wins National Award for Community Partnerships, Green Initiatives
Louisville’s Partnership for a Green City is among the 10 winners of NACo’s Center for Sustainable Communities Awards.

10/24/2007
Child Support Insert to Appear Oct 28
Third Annual List of Delinquent Child Support Obligors to be published this Sunday, October 28th

10/24/2007
Councilwoman Green to spend a day with Elliot Park residents
First a clean up, then lunch and chat on Saturday, October 27th. When the residents of Elliot Park Apartments get ready to kick off their fall clean up campaign, they will have a little extra help from the woman who represents them on the Metro Council.

10/23/2007
Department of Public Health and Wellness to Hold Classes on Drug and Alcohol Addiction
The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will hold a series of eight classes aimed at giving the friends and family members of those addicted to drugs or alcohol a better understanding of the issues surrounding addiction.

10/23/2007
“Metro Council to team with AT&T and ConnectKentucky to help bridge the digital divide”
Members of the Louisville Metro Council, AT&T and ConnectKentucky will hold a press conference on Wednesday, October 24, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. at the Lac Viet Academy (4841 Southside Drive).

10/23/2007
Councilwoman Ward-Pugh calls on Community for Clean Up on Saturday, October 27th
Once again, Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh (D) 9 is putting out the call for any energetic volunteers to come out, roll up their sleeves and join the Ninth District Fall Clean Up which will get underway at 8:30am at the Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue.

10/23/2007
Metro Council’s Animal Control Sub-Committee to Meet Today
The Louisville Metro Council’s Animal Control Sub-Committee will meet at 4 p.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, October 24 in the Metro Council Chambers (3rd Floor, 601 West Jefferson Street).

10/22/2007
District 14 helps Sun Valley Center celebrate Halloween October 26th
The Sun Valley Center is usually a place were you can find all kinds of activities any day of the week. On Friday, October 26th ghosts and goblins are expected to take over the center for some Halloween fun.

10/22/2007
Welch to join with Mayor in Jefferson Memorial Forest on Saturday, Oct.27th
Lace up the hiking boots for a day of walking in one of Metro Louisville’s natural wonders on Saturday, October 27th. Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D) 13 will join Mayor Jerry Abramson for the Fourth Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Hike in the Jefferson Memorial Forest.

10/18/2007
Welch partners with Kentucky Nurses Association and Passport Health Plan to fight obesity
It is a unique opportunity for health officials to learn more about obesity in Metro Louisville but more importantly do something about the problem. "Obesity is totally preventable," says Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D) 13, "We want to encourage people to live healthier long lives,"

10/18/2007
Council Members encourage everyone to get rid of the junk on Sunday, October 21st
Two times a year, Metro Government makes it easier for everyone to clean up houses, yards and neighborhoods with a service that puts junk and debris where it belongs. It’s a service that is free.

10/17/2007
Bike Lanes Installed in Old Louisville, SoBro, J-Town
Bike Lanes Installed in Old Louisville / SoBro and Jeffersontown

10/17/2007
Recycle Your Old Telephone Books
Mayor Jerry Abramson today encouraged Louisville residents and businesses to drop off their old Yellow Pages in one of six designated recycling bins around the city.

10/16/2007
County Attorney Maze Presents Check to MADD
County Attorney Maze Presents $10,000 Check to Mothers Against Drunk Driving

10/16/2007
Rescheduled “Music in the Metro” set for October 21st in District 14
Rainy weather forced a cancellation in September but the final “Music in the Metro” is set for Sunday, October 21st that’s when Councilman Bob Henderson (D) 14 will join Mayor Jerry Abramson for a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon at a perfect setting for family and friends.

10/16/2007
Public Health and Wellness Department to Offer Weight Control Series
Individuals interested in learning successful weight loss strategies, how to do smart grocery shopping, how to cook healthier foods, as well as how to overcome the common pitfalls of losing weight can take advantage of a free series of classes being offered by the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness.

10/16/2007
Public invited to “Fun in Riverview Park” on October 28th for District 12 and 14
When the year 2010 rolls around, residents of Metro Louisville will have not one but two beautiful waterfront parks to enjoy in Jefferson County. For a glimpse at the future, Metro Council Rick Blackwell (D) 12 and Councilman Bob Henderson (D) 14 are holding a special “Fun in Riverview Park” Day on October 28th.

10/16/2007
Housing & Family Services and Public Health & Wellness Departments to Hold Lead Poisoning Prevention
National Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is October 21st – 27th

10/16/2007
CPR Seminar successfully trains residents to save lives in District 10
Seniors turn out for event last Saturday in District 10. When it opened in August, the MUSCL Senior Wellness Center at Schnitzelburg promised it would not only offer a place for senior citizens to have fun but it would be an educational opportunity in Schnitzelburg.

10/16/2007
Mayor Encourages Residents to ‘Hit the Trail’
Saturday, Oct. 27 The fourth Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Hike at Jefferson Memorial Forest is Saturday, October 27.

10/16/2007
Mayor Announces Success of HealthMiles Employee Wellness Program
Employee 'Go Zone' Challenge Encourages Healthy Competition

10/16/2007
District 11, Ninth and O Baptist Church, MSD and Utility Companies Partner to Remove Graffiti
Councilman Kevin Kramer announced a new partnership to combat graffiti attacks in District 11. Kramer has submitted a Neighborhood Development Funding request for funding to Ninth and O Baptist Church (4401 Breckenridge Lane) for the purchase of paint, brushes, rollers, and safety vests for church volunteers. Volunteers will use the equipment to paint over graffiti tagged on public property.

10/16/2007
Opportunity for Public Review and Comment
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District has determined that the environmental acceptability demonstration is administratively complete for another set of companies.

10/15/2007
Government Administration Committee to review resolution on availability of Government Services for
Resolution 221-10-07, a resolution relating to the use of Metro Government services by undocumented foreign nationals (see attached), will discussed at the 4:00 p.m. October 29, 2007 meeting of the Metro Council’s Government Administration, Rules and Ethics Committee.

10/15/2007
Free HIV testing, National Latino HIV Awareness
The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will offer free HIV testing as part of the observance of National Latino HIV Awareness.

10/13/2007
Future of Riverview Park focus of District 12 Dialogue - October 16th
Mike Kimmel, Deputy Director of the Waterfront Development Corporation, will be the special guest for this month’s District 12 Dialogue. It will be held at Greenwood Elementary School, 5801 Greenwood Road on Tuesday October 16th beginning at 7:00pm.

10/12/2007
Mayor Announces New Program to Support Offenders Re-entering Community
The Newburg Justice Reinvestment (JRI) Pilot Project is designed to help remove barriers and promote public safety for those on probation or parole as they look for jobs, housing, and transportation in the Newburg community.

10/11/2007
Districts 13 and 24 sponsor workshop to help senior citizens with MSD and flu shots
Working together, Councilwomen Vicki Aubrey Welch (D) 13 and Madonna Flood (D) 24 will host a special event for senior citizens that will help keep them healthy and save money at the same time.

10/11/2007
ADT AWARE System for Domestic Violence Victims
AWARE is a partnership between local police and ADT Security Services. The Louisville Metro Domestic Violence Prevention Coordinating Council worked to bring AWARE to Louisville.

10/11/2007
New Shawnee Neighborhood Association on the move
Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D) 5 is announcing the next meeting of the Shawnee Neighborhood Association will be on Thursday, October 25th at the Shawnee Golf Course Clubhouse.

10/11/2007
Metro Council welcomes NFWL 69th Annual Conference to Louisville
Over 400 delegates from across the 50 United States and tribal areas of America will be in Louisville when the National Foundation of Women Legislators convenes its 69th Annual Conference at the Seelbach Hotel.

10/11/2007
Final Public Meeting: Olmsted Parkways Multi-Use Path System
Metro Parks will unveil the final draft of plans for a multi-use path system along approximately 10 miles of Louisville’s Olmsted Parkway system, during a public meeting on October 23, 2007. The meeting takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. at the South Louisville Community Center, 2911 Taylor Boulevard. Parking is available in the rear of the community center, entering from 9th Street or Iowa Street.

10/11/2007
Councilwoman Ward-Pugh sponsors breast cancer screening for District 9 on October 26th
In conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness month, Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh (D) 9 is sponsoring a breast cancer screening clinic from 8:30am to 3:30pm at the Clifton Center, 2117 Payne Street at the corner of Clifton and Payne Streets.

10/10/2007
Mayor Announces New Emergency Program for Domestic Violence Victims - Security System Available for
Mayor Jerry Abramson announces new emergency program for victims of domestic violence through ADT Security Systems.

10/9/2007
2007 NATOA Awards
MetroTV named one of the best local government channels in the country. NATOA presents MetroTV with a national second place award for Overall Excellence in Government Programming and national first place award for interview/talk show.

10/9/2007
Mayor and Firefighters Encourage Families to Practice Fire Drills
Initiative is part of National Fire Prevention Week

10/9/2007
It’s a festival weekend for District 14 on Saturday, Oct 13th
Two great festivals are once again coming together to provide a fun fall weekend for not only those who live in District 14 but for everyone in the Metro Louisville area with the Southwest Community and Riverside Heritage Festivals.

10/8/2007
Shakespeare Comes to Community Centers
Metro Parks and the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival are offering an after-school drama club to introduce children to theater, dance, music, visual arts and creative writing. Participants will work with an instructor from the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival to create and perform a show that they will present at the end of the 10-week program.

10/8/2007
Metro Parks Begins Master Planning Effort for Wyandotte Park
Efforts to improve Wyandotte Park begin with a public meeting on Wednesday, October 10, to kick off a master planning process for the park. The meeting takes place at 6 p.m. in the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club, located within the park at 1010 Beecher Street.

10/8/2007
Councilwoman Hamilton assures voters in District 5’s special wet dry election
At a press conference on Monday, October 8th, Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D) 5 was joined by the organizers of the special September 11th wet dry election in which four precincts voted to go dry and not sell alcohol. She says voters should not be intimated by opponents of the effort

10/5/2007
Mayor Abramson Opens Creason Park Path
A new paved path at Joe Creason Park for walkers, joggers and cyclists was opened today by Mayor Jerry Abramson, the latest improvement in the City of Parks initiative.

10/5/2007
Adult Entertainment Ordinance Ruled Constitutional
Kentucky Court of Appeals Rules Adult Entertainment Ordinance Constitutional

10/4/2007
Mayor Opens Cherokee Park Dog Run
A field atop the I-64 Cochran Hill tunnels in Cherokee Park became Louisville’s newest “dog run” today. Mayor Jerry Abramson and several Metro Council members joined Metro Parks and the Louisville Dog Run Association to open the two-acre area where dogs can run off-leash.

10/4/2007
Metro Councilman Kevin Kramer to host District 11 Town Hall Meeting
Louisville Metro Councilman Kevin Kramer (District 11) will hold a Town Hall Meeting Tuesday, October 23, 2006 between 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Hunsinger Lane Baptist Church (3400 Summerfield Drive).

10/4/2007
District 26 to hold 4th Annual Health Fair
Metro Councilwoman Ellen Call (District 26) will host the 4th Annual District 26 Fair for Metro residents on Saturday, October 13, between the hours of 9 a.m. and Noon. The District 26 Health Fair will be held at the St. Pius X Community Center (3521 Goldsmith Lane).

10/3/2007
Resident Magazine Ranks Louisville Among 11 Great Cities
Resident, a weekly lifestyle magazine published in New York City, has named Louisville one of “11 Great Places to Live.” The cover story for the week of Oct. 1 cited Louisville’s low housing prices, vibrant and growing downtown and independent arts scene.

10/2/2007
Mayor Calls on Volunteers for Brightside Community-Wide Cleanup
Mayor Jerry Abramson today called for volunteers to participate in the fall Brightside Community-Wide Cleanup. The cleanup is Saturday, Oct. 27.

10/2/2007
Councilman Henderson urges support for Southwest Center for weekend fun raising Oct 6th and 7th
This weekend will be a fun one for bikers and those who love vintage cars. It will also be a weekend to help raise money for an organization that helps the special needs of one group of individuals in Metro Louisville.

10/1/2007
New recreational trails open in Creason Park by District 10
District 10 to dedicate new trails for exercise October 5th in Joe Creason Park

9/28/2007
Downtown, Portland Businesses Awarded Loans
Four local businesses, including a downtown florist and a Portland contracting company, have been awarded city loans to help expand their companies.

9/28/2007
Metro Council Members to set the pace for the 15th Annual Louisville AIDS walk on Sunday, September
Thousands are expected in downtown Louisville this weekend to join members of the Louisville Metro Council in an effort to raise awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS in the Metro area.

9/28/2007
Brightside Awards Neighborhood and Civic Groups with NatureScape Beautification Grants
Brightside awards 11 NatureScape grants to area nonprofit groups for a variety of beautification projects.

9/28/2007
Free Health Screenings to be Offered in Chickasaw Park Beginning Monday
Beginning Monday, October 1, the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will resume offering free health screenings for residents of west and southwest Louisville Metro. Screenings will be offered at Chickasaw Park located at 1200 Southwestern Parkway from October 1 to October 26.

9/27/2007
Brightside Wins Twice for Green Initiatives
Organization recognized nationally, locally

9/27/2007
District 14 flu shot clinics begin Monday Oct. 1st
Flu shots clinics available on October 1st, 4th and 13th, in an effort to get ahead of the winter flu season, Councilman Bob Henderson (D) 14 has announced three flu shot clinics for residents in the district.

9/27/2007
Metro Parks Earns National Accreditation
This week, Louisville Metro Parks became one of only 73 parks and recreation agencies in the nation to be accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies. The announcement places Metro Parks among the nation’s best parks and recreation departments.

9/27/2007
District 3 Town Hall meeting Oct. 2nd to review wet/dry election opiton
Councilwoman Mary C. Woolridge has just one word of advice for anyone planning to open a liquor store in District 3. “Don’t. ”Woolridge has called a Town Hall Meeting for October 2nd to rally residents in the area about the possibility of a special wet/dry election to stop any new liquor stores from opening.

9/27/2007
Councilman King makes CPR training available to District 10
What would you do if the person standing next to you were to suddenly have a heart attack? What if you were home and a loved one suffered a similar attack? With the help of Louisville Fire and Rescue, Baptist Hospital and Jewish Hospital, Councilman Jim King is announcing a free Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) seminar on Saturday, October 13th from 9:30 am to 12:30pm.

9/27/2007
Metro Council to Vote on Secondhand/Scrap Ordinance Tonight
At tonight’s Metro Council meeting, council members will vote on an ordinance addressing secondhand, scrap, and junk dealers. The recent increases in price of many precious metals have created a significant theft problem throughout the community, specifically with copper tubing. As Chairman of the Council’s Public Safety Committee, Councilman Kevin Kramer (District 11), worked with the Louisville Metro Police Department to craft this ordinance which is intended to address the escalating problem and assist Metro Police in investigating and arresting those who attempt to sell stolen metals and other scrap materials.

9/27/2007
Metro Council Members join “Help Build Hope Again” effort on Saturday, Sept. 29th
Some 3,000 volunteers are expected to roll up their sleeves and lend a helping hand this Saturday by fixing up homes, apartments, cleaning up the California Community Center and Park and building frames for new homes.

9/27/2007
More Improvements made as a result of Brownsboro Road Safety Improvement Study
Residents along Brownsboro Road between Chenoweth and Rudy Lanes will notice another positive change made to improve safety, the adjustment of the posted speed limit from 45 mph to 35 mph. The Kentucky State Transportation Cabinet has changed the speed limit on Brownsboro Road in conjunction with the Brownsboro Road Safety Improvement Study which was funded in the FY2007 Metro Government Budget at a cost of $25,000.

9/26/2007
Portland Wharf Park, surrounding area added to National Register of Historic Places
Donna M. Neary, Executive Director of the Kentucky Heritage Council, presented a certificate Louisville Metro officials on September 26, officially recognizing the historic Portland area's listing on the National Register of Historic Places. Seven other Kentucky properties were also added to the national register.

9/26/2007
Councilman Kramer and Canaan Community Development Corporation to sponsor “MetroWatch” Computer Trai
Metro Councilman Kevin Kramer (District 11) along with Canaan Community Development Corporation will sponsor a one-time computer training course on the MetroWatch program for District 11 neighborhood, homeowner, block watch, and condo association leaders. MetroWatch is an LMPD computer program that allows residents to track crime in and around their neighborhood.

9/26/2007
Metro Council’s Animal Control Sub-Committee to Meet Today
Louisville Metro Council’s Animal Control Sub-Committee will meet at 4 p.m. today, Wednesday, September 26 in the Metro Council Chambers (3rd Floor, 601 West Jefferson Street). Sub-committee members will conduct their sixth informational meeting to review Louisville Metro’s Animal Control Ordinance (passed in December of 2006).

9/25/2007
Flu Shots Begin October 1
Flu shots will be offered beginning October 1 by the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness.

9/25/2007
Mayor Urges Citizens to Become ‘DollarWi$e’
Mayor Jerry Abramson has announced a series of public events designed to teach and motivate Louisville residents to spend, save and invest money more wisely.

9/25/2007
District 15 invited to talk about Wyandotte Park on October 10th
In the coming months, residents of District 15 will have a chance to talk with the firm that will redesign Wyandotte Park into a park of the 21st Century. The first in a series of meetings with Environmental Collaborative Design will be held on October 10th at the Salvation Army on Beecher Street starting at 6:00pm.

9/25/2007
Free Diabetes Classes Being Offered by Public Health & Wellness
Individuals interested in learning about and managing diabetes are invited to attend a series of four free classes being offered by the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health & Wellness beginning Wednesday, October 3 at the Glen Ridge Health Campus, 6415 Calm River Way.

9/24/2007
Hundreds of Students Take Part in Brightside Youth Summit
Hundreds of Students Take Part in Brightside's Youth Summit

9/24/2007
Councilman Peden to Hold McNeely Lake Clean Up
Councilman James Peden (District 23) will hold the Fourth Annual McNeely Lake Cleanup on September 29, 2007; this year’s cleanup will run from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

9/24/2007
City, EPA Jointly Host Brownfields Conference
Developers, land owners and city leaders will learn the value of redeveloping properties and improving the environment at the Sustainable Redevelopment in the Ohio River Valley conference.

9/24/2007
Conference To Examine City Redevelopment
Developers, land owners and city leaders will learn the value of redeveloping properties and improving the environment at the Sustainable Redevelopment in the Ohio River Valley conference October 1-3, 2007 at the Brown Hotel.

9/21/2007
Air Quality Alert for Sep. 21-23
Air quality is expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups

9/20/2007
Louisville Will Host Festival During 2008 Ryder Cup
Louisville will host The Cup Experience, a series of community events expected to draw tens of thousands of people during the week surrounding the 2008 Ryder Cup, professional golf’s premiere international event to be held next September at Valhalla Golf Club.

9/20/2007
Councilwoman Butler holds three workshops for District 15 seniors on MSD Rate Discount
In an effort to assist senior citizens, Councilwoman Marianne Butler has announced three workshops for District 15 residents to help in applying for the MSD senior citizens discount in September and October

9/19/2007
Councilwoman Welch brings Child Connection to St. Nicholas Academy
Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D) 13 and students at St. Nicholas Academy will participate in a special event on child safety on Friday, September 21st that will soon be featured as part of a national TV program to help parents and children

9/19/2007
Air Quality Alert for Sep. 20
Air quality is expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups

9/18/2007
District 4 announces Annual Willie Bright Community BBQ
Councilman David Tandy (D) 4 is continuing a tradition of hosting the people of the Fourth Metro Council District to an old fashion cookout and community get-together on September 29th

9/18/2007
Louisville Welcomes Immigrants in Workforce
Louisville Welcomes Immigrants in Workforce

9/18/2007
District 3 helps Hallmark Neighborhood throw a Block Party
It is a chance for neighbors to take a little time out of a busy week and get to know each other and find out what’s going on around them. The Hallmark Neighborhood Association is hosting its annual Block Party on Saturday, September 29th

9/18/2007
Councilwoman Flood partners with Legal Aid and Wesley Manor to help seniors
In October, low income seniors and persons living with disabilities will have an opportunity to take advantage of a free service to help in drafting a will and other important life planning documents.

9/17/2007
Mayor Receives Lifetime Leadership Award
Mayor Abramson Receives Lifetime Leadership Award in Phoenix.

9/17/2007
Kid's Safety Rodeo on Saturday, September 29th
Continuing her efforts to help families stay safe and help prevent crime, Councilwoman Madonna Flood (D) 24 announces a special effort with Louisville Metro Police to help children protect themselves for Saturday, September 29th

9/14/2007
Councilwoman Woolridge to join parents for National Family Day
Councilwoman Mary C. Woolridge (D) 3 will join Wendy’s and the Community Builders, Inc. of Louisville for a special night out on the town to help promote families and health life styles on Monday, September 24th

9/14/2007
Louisville Lands New Aircraft Maintenance Facility
Compass Airlines Announces New Aircraft Maintenance Facility at Louisville International Airport

9/14/2007
Budget Committee to hear from public on Government Cost Review ordinance
The Metro Council’s Budget Committee will take testimony from the public concerning an ordinance which calls for a financial review of the cost of local government services on Wednesday, September 19th.

9/13/2007
Councilman Hawkins to Host a Workshop for Seniors Citizens helping to complete the MSD Discount Appl
Metro Councilman Doug Hawkins (District 25) will be hosting a workshop for Seniors who plan to complete an application for a discount on their Metropolitan Sewer District bill. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, September 19, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Fairdale Fire Station (7940 Old Third Street Road).

9/13/2007
Metro Council designates September as National Bourbon Heritage Month
Sponsored by Councilman David Tandy (D) 4, the resolution passed on Thursday honors the heritage of the bourbon industry and the economic impact bourbon has had in benefiting Louisville and the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

9/13/2007
Last Public Meeting for Brownsboro Road Pedestrian Access Project is set for Saturday, September 15t
Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh (D) is offering the Saturday meeting as a chance for residents who would like to comment on the project. The meeting begins at 9:00am.

9/12/2007
The 15th Annual Louisville AIDS Walk
The 15th Annual Louisville AIDS Walk is Sunday, September 30th. Onsite registration, team photos, food, beverages, a kidzone and a variety of live entertainment begin at 1:00pm at The Belvedere.

9/12/2007
Notice of Public Comment Period and Hearing
Proposed Agreed Board Order with Louisville Medical Center, Inc

9/12/2007
Mayor Abramson and Chief White Announce Traffic / Driver Safety Month
Mayor Jerry Abramson and Louisville Metro Police Chief Robert White announced September as Traffic / Driver Safety Month for the Keep Louisville Safe Campaign.

9/11/2007
Councilwoman Hamilton applauds the local effort as District 5 votes four precincts "DRY"
By a vote of 106 “yes” to 635 “no”, voters in four precincts in Metro Council District 5 have decided not to allow liquor sales.

9/11/2007
Next Public Meeting for Brownsboro Road Pedestrian Access Project is set
Metro Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh (D) 9 will host the second in a series of public meetings on the Brownsboro Road Pedestrian Access Project on Wednesday, September 12th.

9/10/2007
Councilwoman Woolridge to welcome Mayor to Butler High School on Sept. 17
Councilwoman Mary C. Woolridge (D) 3 will be on hand when Mayor Jerry Abramson opens the door to Metro Government for anyone who has a problem or concern during his September Community Conversations on September 17th

9/7/2007
Councilman Hawkins to Participate in September 11th Ceremony
Councilman Doug Hawkins (District 25) will participate in a ceremony on Friday, September 7, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. at Iroquois Park (at the new playground area) to remember the victims of September 11th and mark the half way point in a Louisville man’s quest to run 131 marathons to raise money for injured marines.

9/7/2007
Downtown Housing Tour Gives Citizens A Peek Inside Urban Living
The downtown renaissance can be seen in luxury high-rise condos and chic urban lofts, historic renovations and stunning new architecture. Those — and more — will be featured on this year’s Downtown Housing Tour, set for Saturday, Sept. 8. The event, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., is free and open to the public.

9/7/2007
Louisville Intl Airport Adds Two New Non-Stop Flights to East Coast
Two new daily nonstop flights have been added to Louisville International Airport's menu of jet service. Flights between Louisville, KY, and Boston, MA, and between Louisville, KY, and New York City's LaGuardia Airport are in full swing.

9/5/2007
Mayor Honors Good Neighbors
Winners chosen by leadership, volunteerism

9/5/2007
Free Community Health Screenings underway for District 1,3 and 5
It is an effort to track potential health problems in the industrialized areas of Metro Louisville. Three Metro Council members are encouraging residents of those areas to take advantage of free health screenings which begin Monday, September 10th

9/5/2007
Mayor to Host Regional Neighborhood Conference
Conference to coincide with fifth annual Mayor's Neighborhood Summit

9/5/2007
District 14 welcomes "Music in the Metro" to Riverside
Music will fill the air along the banks of the Ohio River, when Councilman Bob Henderson (D) 14 joins Mayor Jerry Abramson for a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon at a perfect setting for family and friends on September 9th

9/4/2007
Free Health Screenings to be Offered for West and Southwest Louisville Residents
Beginning Monday, September 10, the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will make free health screenings available to residents of west and southwest Louisville neighborhoods.

9/4/2007
Air Quality Alert for Sep. 5
Air quality is expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups

9/4/2007
Air Quality Alert for Sep. 4
Air quality is expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups

8/31/2007
Public Health and Wellness Department Offers Class on Weight Loss Strategies
Individuals interested in learning successful weight loss strategies can take advantage of a free class being offered by the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness.

8/31/2007
How to get healthy at the Fairdale Community Fair
Some 15 different health services will be offered for free as a result of a partnership between Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D) 13 and the Greater Louisville Medical Society during the Fairdale Community Fair beginning September 7th

8/31/2007
77th Fairdale Community Fair gets underway this weekend
For 76 years, the community of Fairdale has gathered in the month of September to celebrate its founding and give the people who live there a chance to have fun and meet their neighbors. It’s a tradition that will continue on Friday, September 7th when the 77th Fairdale Community Fair begins for the weekend.

8/30/2007
Metro Council Districts 7, 16, 17 & 18 to Host Mobile Mammography Clinic
Council members Ken Fleming (District 7), Kelly Downard (District 16), Glen Stuckel (District 17) and Julie Raque Adams (District 18) in conjuncture with the Metro Health Department, the Partnership for Cancer Control and the Kentucky Cancer Program are hosting a Mobile Mammography Clinic for area women age 40 and over.

8/30/2007
Kids Color Walls of Metro Hall
Metro Hall is showcasing 24 new works of art created by the children and grandchildren of Louisville Metro Government employees.

8/30/2007
Mayor Invites Citizens to Help Name Metro Loop
Mayor Jerry Abramson has a challenge for Louisville residents — help name the Metro Loop, the 100-mile hiking and biking trail that will encircle the city.

8/29/2007
Newburg Festival underway for the weekend
It is an annual tradition that some say is a family event as well as a chance to see old friends. It is also a chance for the community of Newburg to enjoy one last summer festival before fall begins September 1st

8/29/2007
Councilmen Kramer, Benson & Engel to Host Mobile Mammography Clinic on September 11, 2007
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 hosting a Mobile Mammography Clinic for area women age 40 and over.

8/28/2007
Councilwoman Welch to join Congressman Yarmuth for Congress on your Corner, September 1st
Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D) 13 will join Congressman John Yarmuth for an old fashion one on one meeting where no appointment is necessary to talk about issues or problems.

8/28/2007
MSD Workshop for District 1 Seniors is today, September 10th
Persons over 65 who live in District 1 will have two opportunities to learn about the MSD rate change and to enroll in the discount prior to a new rate increase set for September.

8/28/2007
Air Quality Alert for Aug. 29
Air quality is expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups

8/28/2007
1st public meeting on Brownsboro Road Pedestrian Access project, August 29th
Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh (D) 9 is encouraging the public to come out to a series of meetings designed to explain the latest in improving Brownsboro Road for pedestrians and traffic flow.

8/28/2007
Metro Council Ad Hoc Committee to hold Public Hearing on Condemnation of Property
The Metro Council will consider a resolution to authorize a condemnation action against property located at 8203 Paddington Drive.

8/27/2007
Metro Parks Supports Patriot Golf Day on Sept. 1
On Saturday, September 1, customers at Louisville’s nine Metro Parks golf courses can spend money on more than a round of golf – they can support families of soldiers who have been wounded or killed in the line of duty, Mayor Jerry Abramson and Metro Councilwoman Madonna Flood (D-24) announced today.

8/27/2007
Public Health and Wellness Department Offers Free Diabetes Classes
Individuals interested in learning about and managing diabetes are invited to attend a series of four free classes being offered by the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness beginning Wednesday, September 5 at the Kling Center, 219 W. Ormsby Avenue.

8/27/2007
Metro Council’s Animal Control Sub-Committee to Meet Today
Louisville Metro Council’s Animal Control Sub-Committee will meet at 4 p.m. on Monday, August 27th in the Metro Council Chambers (3rd Floor, 601 West Jefferson Street).

8/24/2007
Mayor Unveils New Portable Emergency Room
RESCU to be used during Ford Ironman competition; portable hospital inflates in less than seven minutes

8/24/2007
The Louisville Metro Council remembers the life and work Justice William McAnulty
Members of the Louisville Metro Council are remembering the late William McAnulty as a man who left his mark on the legal system not only in Jefferson County but the Commonwealth of Kentucky who passed away on Frdiay, August 24th.

8/24/2007
Mayor Orders Flags Lowered After Death of Ky. Supreme Court Justice
Judge William McAnulty died after battle with cancer; was first African-American to serve on state's highest court

8/24/2007
District 5 Community Celebration set for Shawnee Park
It will be one last summer event, to honor those who have served their community and at the same time a chance for fun, food and entertainment in Shawnee Park on Saturday, September 8th

8/24/2007
Portland, South End Businesses Awarded Loans
Three local businesses, including a barbershop in Portland and an Okolona beauty salon, have been awarded small business loans that will help them purchase or improve their properties.

8/23/2007
District 5 Community Meeting on Wet-Dry vote on tap for September 4th
On September 11th, voters in four precincts of District 5 will decide if alcohol should be sold in their neighborhoods.The latest information on the special wet-dry vote will be the focus of a District 5 Community Meeting on Tuesday, September 4th.

8/23/2007
Churchill Park Available for UofL Football Parking
With the 2007 University of Louisville football season fast approaching, Metro Parks is offering secure, affordable and convenient parking for home games. Parking passes for Churchill Park – adjacent to Papa John's Cardinal Stadium on Floyd Street and Byrne Avenue – are now available.

8/22/2007
Councilman Tandy helps Dosker Manor celebrate “Unity Day”
It began as a way for people to get together and just enjoy good food, conversation and music. Some 700 residents are expected to carry on that tradition in one of Louisville most established communities on Thursday, August 23rd

8/21/2007
Public Meetings set for Brownsboro Road Pedestrian Access Project in District 9
Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh (D) 9 is encouraging the public to come out to a series of meetings designed to explain the latest in improving Brownsboro Road for pedestrians.

8/21/2007
District 12 hosts 2nd Annual Back to School Pool Party
Metro Council President Rick Blackwell will host his 2nd Annual Back to School Pool Party on Friday, August 24th from 6-8pm at the Southwest YMCA, 2800 Fordhaven Road. The event is free and will feature swimming, pizza and inflatables.

8/20/2007
Metro Council’s Animal Control Sub-Committee to Meet Today
Louisville Metro Council’s Animal Control Sub-Committee will meet at 2 p.m. on Monday, August 20th in the Metro Council Chambers (3rd Floor, 601 West Jefferson Street).

8/20/2007
Charlie Vettiner Park Dog Run now open
Metro Councilmen Stuart Benson (District 20) and Robin Engel (District 22) announce plans for a Grand Opening Ceremony for Charlie Vettiner Park’s new dog run on Saturday, August 25 between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

8/19/2007
$250 Million Plan To Build Housing, Retail, Office District Downtown
Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced a $250 million development district that would bring new retail stores, a movie theatre, a boutique hotel, condominiums and restaurants to downtown while also creating a venue for minor-league hockey.

8/17/2007
Metro Councilmen Engel and Peden to hold Town Hall Meeting
Louisville Metro Councilmen Robin Engel (District 22) and James Peden (District 23) will hold a Special Town Hall Meeting at 6:30 p.m. on August 27, 2007 at Heritage Creek City Hall (8700 Justice Way).

8/16/2007
Aquatic Center Closes Aug. 19 - Sept. 3 for Maintenance
Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center's Olympic pool and therapy pool will be closed for maintenance from Sunday, August 19, through Monday, September 3. In addition to cleaning both pools, Metro Parks is making improvements to the aquatic center’s entry area and locker rooms. The fitness center will remain open, and Breslin Park's outdoor pool season will be extended.

8/15/2007
2nd Annual Music in Central Park this weekend
Councilman George Unseld (D) 6, along with Legacies Unlimited, is issuing a city-wide invitation for a weekend of music, tennis and fun beginning Friday, August 24th and running through Sunday, August 26th.

8/15/2007
Major Project Will Transform Downtown Health Sciences Campus
A major downtown medical project will transform the 30-block Louisville health sciences campus with a projected $2.5 billion in investment.

8/15/2007
District 17 Councilman Glen Stuckel to Hold Town Hall Meeting
Louisville Metro Councilman Glen Stuckel (District 17) will hold a Town Hall Meeting Monday, August 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the community room of Republic Bank (9600 Brownsboro Road).

8/15/2007
Councilman Stuart Benson to hold Town Hall Meeting
Metro Councilman Stuart Benson (District 20) will hold a Town Hall Meeting on Monday, August 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the community room of the Jeffersontown Fire Department (10540 Watterson Trail).

8/14/2007
Playground for Children with Disabilities Opens in Iroquois Park
Children with disabilities now have a large new playground in Iroquois Park that allows them to play alongside other children, thanks to a $1.4 million project that was dedicated today. Funding for the "play together" playground came from public and private sources.

8/14/2007
District 9 Back to School Block Party set for August 17th
Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh (D) 9 is once again hosting an end of summer event to help kids and their parents get ready for a new school year.

8/14/2007
Councilwoman Welch welcomes Mayor Abramson to Fairdale
Metro Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D) 13 and Fairdale High School will host Mayor Jerry Abramson on Monday, August 20th for the Community Conversation beginning at 6:30pm

8/14/2007
Butler, Welch and Johnson praise new Iroquois Playground
Once again, Iroquois Park is a shining example of the uniqueness of Louisville’s City of Parks. This time because of a public and private partnership that removes physical barriers for some children.

8/14/2007
Louisville Free Public Library focus of District 12 Dialogue
Craig Buthod, Executive Director of the Louisville Free Public Library, will be the special guest for this month’s District 12 Dialogue. It will be held at the Southwest Government Center, 7219 Dixie Highway, beginning at 7:00pm on Tuesday, August 21st.

8/10/2007
Air Quality Alert for Aug. 13
Air quality is expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups

8/10/2007
Second Annual Tommie Smith Youth Track Meet to Be Held Today and Tomorrow
Louisville’s second annual Tommie Smith Youth Track & Field Meet will be held today, Friday August 10, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the University of Louisville Parkway Field, 350 Warnock Street, and tomorrow, Saturday, Saturday August 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the University of Louisville Owsley Frazier Cardinal Park located at 2200 S. Floyd Street. Olympic Gold Medalist Tommie Smith will be on hand.

8/9/2007
Councilwoman Woolridge and Prince Hall Grand Lodge to help area kids go back to school
Some 400 students to head back to school with a little help from an established community organzations and Councilwoman Woolridge on Saturday August 11th

8/9/2007
Zoo Gets Special Issue License Plate
Let others know you support the State Zoo of Kentucky—the Louisville Zoo—by proudly displaying the new Zoo special issue license plate.

8/9/2007
Councilman King welcomes the “MUSCL Senior Wellness to Schnitzelburg
An idea to bring new life to a beloved 100 year old community building will finally become a reality for the people of Schnitzelberg on Friday

8/8/2007
New Initiatives to Keep Cyclists, Drivers Safe on Shared Roads
Mayor Jerry Abramson announced two new initiatives today designed to keep both drivers and cyclists safe on the streets.

8/8/2007
Mayor Outlines City’s Efforts to Help Residents Weather Heat Wave
With the heat index expected to reach about 110 degrees today, Mayor Jerry Abramson thanked residents for reaching out to help neighbors during this hot weather.

8/8/2007
Councilman Henderson hosts MSD Rate Change Workshop for District 14 Seniors
Councilman Bob Henderson (D) 14 has announced a workshop for senior citizens of the district to help them with applications for a discount for the MSD proposed rate increase. "We will have staff available to help anyone through this process,” says Henderson. “I want to make sure that people who are eligible for the discount know that it’s available.”

8/8/2007
Notice of Public Comment Period and Hearing
Proposed Agreed Board Orders with Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc. (formerly Noveon, Inc.) and Dixie Demolition, Inc.

8/8/2007
Councilwoman Woolridge partners with Youth Alive for annual Back to School event
With summer coming to an end, a new school year is getting ready to begin. "I am excited to work with an extremely positive back to school kick off,” says Councilwoman Mary C. Woolridge (D) 3.

8/8/2007
Olympic Gold Medalist Tommie Smith to Sign New Autobiography Tomorrow
Olympic Gold Medalist Tommie Smith will sign copies of his new autobiography Silent Gesture tomorrow evening. Copies of the book will also be on sale.

8/8/2007
Councilman Henderson to offer Back to School help for eight schools in District 14
With a new school year just around the corner, some children in Metro Louisville may be ready to learn but others may need a little help when it comes to school supplies.

8/7/2007
Toyota Hike & Bike Set to Roll on Labor Day
Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced that the city’s fifth Healthy Hometown Hike & Bike will be held on Labor Day, September 3, beginning at 10 a.m. at Waterfront Park.

8/7/2007
Councilwoman Ward-Pugh to talk about Pedestrian Access Project for Brownsboro Road
Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh (D) will be a special guest on the “Sound Points” radio program on AM radio 1080, Wednesday, August 8th

8/6/2007
Metro Council’s Animal Control Sub-Committee to Meet Today
Louisville Metro Council’s Animal Control Sub-Committee will meet at 2 p.m. on Monday, August 6th in the Metro Council Chambers (3rd Floor, 601 West Jefferson Street). Sub-committee members will conduct their third informational meeting to review Louisville Metro’s Animal Control Ordinance (passed in December of 2006).

8/6/2007
Louisville Ranked 3rd Busiest Cargo
Louisville International Ranked 3rd Busiest Cargo Airport in North America; 9th in World

8/6/2007
Members of the Metro Council join with LMPD for National Night Out, August 7th
Members of the Louisville Metro Council are joining forces with the Louisville Metro Police as part of the 24th Annual National Night Out (NNO), a unique crime/drug prevention event all across America. NNO is designed to heightened crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs, and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

8/6/2007
Mayor Announces Major Downtown Medical Project
Over the next two decades the 30 blocks that make up the Louisville health sciences campus will undergo a radical transformation made possible by a projected $2.5 billion of capital investment in expansion, renovation and infrastructure projects.

8/3/2007
Councilwoman Green welcomes “Russ Bus” to Louisville
Councilwoman Judith Green (D) 1 will welcome national radio host Russ Parr to Louisville when his “Russ Bus” annual back to school tour comes to Louisville on Thursday, August 9th.

8/3/2007
Second Annual Tommie Smith Youth Track Meet August 10 and 11
Louisville’s second annual Tommie Smith Youth Track & Field Meet will be held Friday, August 10 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the University of Louisville Parkway Field, 350 Warnock Street and on Saturday, August 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the University of Louisville Owsley Frazier Cardinal Park, 2200 S. Floyd Street. Olympic Gold Medalist Tommie Smith will be on hand.

8/3/2007
Councilwoman Green to "Take District 1 Out to the Ballgame"
When the Louisville Bats meet the Indianapolis Indians on August 7th, the game will begin when Councilwoman Judith Green (D) 1 throws out the first pitch.

8/3/2007
Air Quality Alert for August 4 and 5
Air quality is expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups

8/2/2007
Public Health and Wellness Has Prescription Drug Discount Card That Can Be Used by All Residents
The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness now has a discount card to help consumers cope with the high price of prescription drugs. The free prescription drug discount cards are available through a program sponsored by the National Association of Counties (NACo) and the Kentucky Association of Counties (KACo). The card offers an average savings of 20 percent off the retail price of commonly prescribed drugs.

8/2/2007
Mayor Breaks Ground on New Mixed-Income Housing in Phoenix Hill
Mayor Jerry Abramson and other local officials broke ground today on the 801 East Broadway building, which will be located at the corner of Broadway and Shelby streets. The $3.5 million project will include mixed-income housing and retail space.

8/2/2007
Mayor Abramson and Chief White Unveil MetroWatch
Mayor Abramson and Chief White unveil MetroWatch, the city's new online crime mapping tool that allows citizens to see what crimes have occurred in their neighborhood during the past 30 days.

8/2/2007
Councilman Tandy introduces Everyday Hereos Workforce Housing Initiative
Councilman David Tandy (D) 4 has introduced a new initiative designed to allow employers in Louisville help their employees buy a home while at the same time helping Metro Government build stronger neighborhoods throughout Jefferson County

8/2/2007
Air Quality Alert for Friday, August 3
Air quality is expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups

8/2/2007
Olympic Gold Medalist Tommie Smith to Sign New Autobiography
Olympic Gold Medalist Tommie Smith will sign copies of his new autobiography, Silent Gesture. Copies of the book will also be on sale.

8/1/2007
Metro Council reaches the half way mark in its review remaining sunset laws
As of July 31st , the Louisville Metro Council is a little more than half way through it review of the remaining sunset laws that must be acted upon before the end of the year.

8/1/2007
Air Quality Alert Issued for August 2
Air Quality Alert Issued for August 2

7/31/2007
Air Quality Alert for August 1
Air Quality Alert issued for Wednesday, August 1.

7/31/2007
Air Quality Alert for August 1
Air Quality Alert Issued for Wednesday, August 1

7/31/2007
Groundbreaking for Floyd’s Fork Pavilion
Metro Councilman Stuart Benson will be joined by representatives of Louisville Metro Government and the Jeffersontown Youth Soccer League as they break ground for a new pavilion for Floyd’s Fork Park. The groundbreaking ceremony will start at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 8.

7/31/2007
Councilman Tandy to host luncheon on workforce housing initiative
Councilman David Tandy (D- 4) will bring together local employers, local community partners and Freddie Mac representatives at a luncheon on Wednesday, August 1st to introduce a Workforce Housing Initiative involving the public and private sector employers and employees.

7/27/2007
Notice of Public Hearing
APCD is scheduling a public hearing on a proposed permit for Swift & Co.

7/27/2007
Air Quality Alert for Friday
Air quality is unhealthy for sensitive groups

7/26/2007
Local Businesses Expand; Add Jobs
Two motorcycle shops and two restaurants are among the companies awarded small-business loans today from Louisville Metro Government.

7/25/2007
Metro Council Members Tour Scrap Metal Recycling Facility in an Effort to Curb Theft
Members of the Metro Council’s Public Safety Committee, Councilman Kevin Kramer (District 11), Councilman Kelly Downard (District 16), and Councilman James Peden (District 23) will tour River Metals Recycling (2114 Metal Lane, 40206) today, July 25th at 3:00 p.m. in preparation for further discussion of an ordinance addressing secondhand, scrap, and junk dealers.

7/25/2007
Councilman Kramer and Canaan Community Development Corporation to Sponsor Computer Literacy Classes
Metro Councilman Kevin Kramer (District 11) and the Canaan Community Development Corporation are sponsoring their second Computer Literacy Classes for Senior Citizens of Metro Louisville. Seniors will be given computer instruction once a week for four consecutive weeks starting September 11, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. Each class will last approximately 2 hours and will take place at Canaan Christian Church (2840 Hikes Lane).

7/24/2007
Members of Louisville’s Metro Council to Announce Alternative Plan for New Libraries without New Tax
Metro Councilman Hal Heiner (District 19) and other members of the Metro Council will hold a press conference at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, 2007 in the 1st Floor Conference Room of City Hall (601 West Jefferson Street).

7/24/2007
Members of Louisville’s Metro Council Announce Alternative Plan for New Libraries without New Taxes
Metro Councilman Hal Heiner (District 19) presented an alternative plan for funding the Library Master Plan without new taxes. Councilman Heiner made his presentation in the 1st Floor Conference Room of City Hall.

7/23/2007
Metro Council’s Animal Control Sub-Committee to Meet Today
Louisville Metro Council’s Animal Control Sub-Committee will meet at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 23 in the Metro Council Chambers (3rd Floor, 601 West Jefferson Street). Sub-committee members will conduct their second informational meeting to review Louisville Metro’s Animal Control Ordinance (passed in December of 2006).

7/23/2007
Middletown Area Residents invited to attend Meeting on Shelbyville Road Beautification and Safety Pr
Metro Councilman Hal Heiner (District 19) and Middletown Mayor Byron Chapman will hold a public meeting on Phase II of the Shelbyville Road Beautification and Safety embargoed Project (SBSP) from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24, 2007. The meeting will be held at the Middletown Community Center (11700 Main Street in Middletown).

7/20/2007
Registration Open for Tommie Smith Track Meet
The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness is seeking youth ages 5 to 18 to register for the second annual Tommie Smith Track & Field Meet presented by The Humana Foundation.

7/20/2007
Keep Louisville Safe Education on Auto Thefts and Thefts from Auto
LMPD works to "Keep Louisville Safe" with education efforts on auto thefts and thefts from auto.

7/19/2007
Councilwoman Ward-Pugh sponsors 3rd Annual Crescent Hill Outdoor Cinema
On July 28th, the 3rd annual Crescent Hill Outdoor Cinema Series continues with a classic: Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird”. The Pulitzer Prize winning 1960 became an Academy Award winning film in 1962.

7/17/2007
Councilman King hosts "District 10 Day at the Louisville Zoo"
Summer is a great time for families to spend time together in activities they rarely get a chance to enjoy. People who live in District 10 have a chance to have that kind of experience on Sunday, July 22nd.

7/17/2007
Councilman Stuart Benson to host "Dine Out" in District 20
Metro Councilman Stuart Benson will host a "Dine Out in District 20" program on July 19th and September 26th at 12:00 p.m at Kimi’s Asian Grill (1915 Blankenbaker Pkwy).

7/16/2007
Public must sign up to comment at Library Public Hearing
Members of the public who would like to comment during the Library public hearing on July 19th must sign up one hour before the hearing begins at 6:00pm. The hearing will be a chance for the public to comment on the creation of a library district for the Louisville Free Public Library

7/16/2007
New Cooper Chapel Road Bridge to Open
New Cooper Chapel Road Bridge to Open

7/13/2007
TARC Adds More Hybrid Buses
TARC is adding four new hybrid electric buses to its fleet.

7/13/2007
Councilwoman Green announces "Open Door" Dialogues for District 1
Metro Councilwoman Judith Green is extending an invitation to the residents of District 1 for the first of many “Open Door” Dialogues.The first ill be held on Tuesday, July 17th at the Lake Dreamland Fire Department located at 4303 Cane Run Road. The second is set for Monday, July 23rd at the 1st Virginia Avenue Baptist Church., 3601 Virginia Avenue

7/12/2007
Metro Councilman Kevin Kramer to Host "Dine Out" In District 11
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?

7/12/2007
Minority Caucus Meeting Schedule for the Months of July and August
The Metro Council has voted to change the time of its regularly scheduled council meetings during the months of July and August from 6:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. In conjunction with this time change, the Minority Caucus will meet at the following times during the next two months.

7/11/2007
District 5 “Friday Night at the Movies” premieres August 17th
Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D) 5 is once again inviting everyone to grab a blanket or a lawn chair, a picnic basket and the kids for the return of the “Friday Night Outdoor Family Film Festival.”

7/11/2007
Mosquito Fogging Begins
Weather permitting, the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will begin spraying for mosquitoes this week.

7/11/2007
Councilman Owen hits the road the summer to visit District 8
In an effort to make himself accessible to his constituents, Councilman Tom Owen (D) 8 is pedaling his way through the neighborhoods he represents.

7/10/2007
Councilwoman Flood announces Crime Prevention 101
It is a wise old saying that rings true, even today. “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Crime Prevention 101 will be held on Tuesday, July 24th at the Okolona Fire Station #1, 8501 Preston Highway. It is a focused program from 6:30 pm to 8:30pm with Louisville Metro Police and the Better Business Bureau

7/10/2007
Councilman Owen purchases new bike for LMPD
In an effort to enhance visibility and service on streets and in neighborhoods, Councilman Tom Owen (D) 8 has purchased a new bicycle for Louisville Metro Police’s Fifth Division.

7/10/2007
Councilman Johnson welcomes Mayor's Community Conversation to District 21
District 21 will play host to the next Mayor’s Community Conversation on Monday, July 16th at Male High School.The July event will get underway beginning at 6:30pm. Male High School is located at 4409 Preston Highway.

7/10/2007
Mayor Offers Family Golf Promotion on July 14, 21
Mayor Jerry Abramson and Metro Parks officials are encouraging families to take advantage of a golf promotion sponsored by the PGA of America at local golf courses on the next two Saturdays.

7/9/2007
Wireless Hotspots Across Louisville
Wireless hotspots across Louisville are marked by blue dots at local stores, shops

7/9/2007
Air Quality Alert for Monday
Air quality is expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups

7/6/2007
Public Meeting: Olmsted Parkways Path Project
Metro Parks has scheduled a public meeting about plans for a multi-use path system along approximately 10 miles of Louisville’s Olmsted Parkway system. The meeting takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11, 2007, in the Community Room at the South Louisville Community Center, 2911 Taylor Boulevard.

7/6/2007
Public hearing set for July 19th for library referendum
A public hearing for a November ballot measure to create a library district has been set for Thursday, July 19th, 6:00pm in the chambers of the Louisville Metro Council.

7/6/2007
Air Quality Alert for Saturday and Sunday
Air quality is expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups

7/6/2007
Councilman Peden, Metro Police’s 7th Division and Highview Fire Department to conduct a Crime and Fi
Louisville Metro Councilman James Peden (District 23) and the Louisville Metro Police Department’s 7th Division have partnered with the Highview Fire Department, local Boy Scouts, and Police and Fire Explorers to conduct a crime and fire prevention awareness “Walk and Talk” in the Whispering Hills Neighborhood.

7/5/2007
Mayor Launches Second Kindergarten Countdown
Mayor Jerry Abramson, surrounded by dozens of preschool students, today announced plans for the city’s second annual Kindergarten Countdown.

7/5/2007
Council Members Blackwell, Welch and Henderson invite everyone to an Ice Cream Social
Turn back the clock to 1907 and it may have been easy to see a group of family and friends on summer’s day gathered at the Farnsley-Moremen House for ice cream.On Sunday, July 8th Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing will host an Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm on the banks of the Ohio River

7/3/2007
Free Diabetes Classes Being Offered by Public Health & Wellness
Individuals interested in learning about and managing diabetes are invited to attend a series of four free classes being offered by the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health & Wellness beginning Monday, July 9, at the Southwest YMCA, 2800 Fordhaven Road

7/2/2007
Join Council Members Blackwell, Welch and Henderson for Ice Cream Social July 8th
Turn back the clock to 1907 and it may have been easy to see a group of family and friends on summer’s day gathered at the Farnsley-Moremen House for ice cream. On Sunday, July 8th Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing will host an Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm on the banks of the Ohio River.

7/2/2007
Center for Health Equity grant awards
The Center for Health Equity located in the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness recently awarded $38,000 in grants to four local agencies. The grants will be used to show how residents can improve the health of their communities by working to develop policies that address the social and economic factors that contribute to poor health.

7/2/2007
Metro Council endorses changes for Planning and Zoning Committee
On Thursday night, the Louisville Metro Council gave approval to a revision in procedures for its Planning and Zoning Committee to allow additional citizen input

6/29/2007
City Prepares for New and Improved Smoke-Free Law
Mayor Jerry Abramson announced plans today to implement Louisville’s new and improved smoke-free law that will go into effect on Sunday, July 1st.

6/29/2007
Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement Awards $70,000 To Health and Wellness Programs
For the third consecutive year, Mayor Jerry Abramson and Health and Wellness Director Dr. Adewale Troutman have awarded more than $70,000 in grants to community service organizations promoting health and fitness.

6/28/2007
METCO Awards New Business Loans
New Restaurants, Stores Awarded Business Loans From Metro Government

6/28/2007
Louisville Passes a Real-Life Test in Cardiac Arrest Preparedness
LOUISVILLE — The near deaths — and miraculous saves — of two athletes at the National Senior Games has focused attention on what cities do to protect people who gather in large numbers.

6/28/2007
Metro Council approves FY2008 budget for Metro Louisville
By a vote of 24-2, the Metro Council gave final passage to Louisville Metro’s FY 2008 Operating Budget. In a vote of 26 to 0, the Council also approved a Capital Budget for the next fiscal year. The vote allocates more than $810 million in local and pass-through funds for use in the delivery of Metro Services starting July 1, 2007 and ending June 30, 2008.

6/28/2007
Humana To Offer Free TARC Service To Its Employees
Humana and TARC have formed a partnership that will help Humana employees save money on gas, bring new riders to TARC and potentially reduce congestion and free up additional parking in the downtown area.

6/27/2007
EMS plan saves second man in senior games
"If what happened happened any place else, I probably wouldn't be alive today," Meyer, 64, said yesterday from his bed in the intensive care unit at Norton Audubon Hospital.

6/26/2007
Mayor Announces Free Summer Chamber Music Concerts
Eight performances are scheduled in July for the 2007 Summer Concert Series, sponsored by the Louisville Orchestra and Metro Parks. The concerts are free and open to the public.

6/26/2007
Mayor Announces Free Summer Chamber Music Concerts
A string quartet at the Bon Air Regional Library. A woodwind trio at Cane Run Community School. A swing combo at the Portland Community Center. Those are some of the eight performances scheduled next month for the 2007 Summer Concert Series, sponsored by the Louisville Orchestra and Metro Parks. The concerts are free and open to the public, as part of the Mayor's SummerScene program.

6/26/2007
Budget Committee approves FY 2008 Budgets
By a vote of 11 to 0, the Budget Committee of the Louisville Metro Council has given its approval to the $810 million FY 2008 Operating and Capital budget for Metro Government.

6/26/2007
EMS plan saves senior tennis player
During the two weeks when more than 12,000 athletes over the age of 50 compete in the National Senior Games, Louisville Metro EMS will have employees on standby to handle medical emergencies. Competitor John Bates of Townsend, Tenn., is glad those medics were on hand Friday night after he suffered a heart attack while he and his wife were practicing for a mixed-doubles tennis match.

6/26/2007
Councilwoman Welch encourages support for 2nd Annual Freedom Fest
Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D) 13 is encouraging everyone to support the 2nd Annual Freedom Fest as part of the Fourth of July holiday.

6/22/2007
Metro Councilman Kramer to Address Safety Concerns in Neighborhoods of Brookhollow and Greenhurst
Louisville Metro Councilmen Kevin Kramer (District 11) will host a special meeting to discuss recent vandalism and theft in the Brookhollow and Greenhurst neighborhoods.

6/22/2007
Mayor Focuses on Public Safety at U.S. Conference of Mayors
Mayor Jerry E. Abramson leaves today for Los Angeles to participate in the annual U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting. Abramson will spend the majority of his time meeting with experts about public safety and homeland security.

6/21/2007
Councilwoman Woolridge celebrates 10th annual Shively Fest 2007
Councilwoman Mary C. Woolridge (D) 3 will be on hand to help celebrate Shively Fest 2007, June 29th through June 30th.

6/20/2007
LaPorte Park Pool Leaking, Closed for Season
The outdoor swimming pool in LaPorte Park, 2529 Bank Street, has developed a significant leak and mechanical problems that will require it to close for the season, Metro Parks officials said today. Metro Parks will offer a free shuttle to another public pool.

6/20/2007
Belle of Louisville To Carry Flame for Senior Games
The official flame for the 2007 Summer National Senior Games will arrive in Louisville this Saturday aboard America’s oldest operating paddlewheel steamboat, the Belle of Louisville.

6/20/2007
Abramson Wins International Economic Development Award
The International Economic Development Council, based in Washington D.C., has awarded Abramson its 2007 Leadership Award for Public Service. He will receive the honor during the IEDC’s annual conference this September in Phoenix.

6/20/2007
Councilwoman Ward-Pugh helps Crescent Hill celebrate 24th Annual Fourth of July
The 24th Annual Crescent Hill Fourth of July celebration will kick off with a 5k Fun Run & Walk at 8:30am, a bike ride beginning at 9:00am and the Car Parade beginning at 11:30 am.

6/18/2007
Councilman Henderson urges support for Vietnam Vets Concert
A summer tradition will soon return to Southwest Jefferson County that uses music to help low income children. The 29th Annual Vietnam Vet’s Concert in the Park will kick off on Sunday, June 24th, 2007.

6/18/2007
Air Quality Alert for Sunday and Monday
Air quality is expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups

6/18/2007
Budget Hearings and Committee meetings for the week of June 19th through June 21st
This week the Metro Council will resume it regular meeting schedule and at the same time coordinate budget hearings in an effort to continue its review of the Mayor’s FY2008 spending plan.

6/15/2007
Metro Council Members encourage support for Metro Police on Saturday, June 16th
Several members of Louisville’s Metro Council encourage the public to come out and learn more about Louisville Metro Police this Saturday, June 16th at Waterfront Park.

6/15/2007
Local Youth Win at Oakland Tommie Smith Youth Track Meet

6/13/2007
Councilwoman Flood, LMPD and Okolona Fire sponsor free Womens Self Defense Class
Knowledge of any preventive measure is an advantage that can save a life and help a woman escape an attack. Councilwoman Madonna Flood (D) 24 wants to help women gain this advantage in a free Women’s Self Defense Class

6/13/2007
35 Truancy Summonses Issued for 2007
Dr. Stephen Daeschner and County Attorney Irv Maze Announce 35 Summonses in 2007 Truancy Prosecution Program

6/13/2007
Budget Hearing Schedule for Thursday June 14th
The Metro Council’s Budget hearings will resume at 9:00 am on Thursday, June 14th, Third Floor of Historic City Hall at 601 West Jefferson Street.

6/13/2007
Air Quality Alert for Wednesday and Thursday
Air quality is expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups

6/13/2007
Councilwoman Hamilton to present signed petitions for special wet-dry election in District 5
Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D) 5 will present petitions to the Jefferson County Clerk on Friday, June 15th. The petitions request a special wet dry election in four precincts of the Shawnee neighborhood of District 5

6/13/2007
Child Support Drivers License Suspension
Child Support Division to Seek Suspension of Obligors’ Drivers’ Licenses/CDLs

6/13/2007
Council Members Green, Woolridge and Hamilton to attend Mayor's June Community Conversation
Metro Council Members Judith Green (D) 1, Mary C. Woolridge (D) 3 and Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D) 5 will join Mayor Jerry Abramson for his Community Conversation on June 18th.

6/13/2007
Budget Hearing Schedule for June 13th, 2007
The Metro Council’s Budget hearings will resume at 9:00 am on Wednesday, June 13th, Third Floor of Historic City Hall at 601 West Jefferson Street

6/12/2007
Budget Hearing Schedule for June 12th, 2007
The Metro Council's Budget Committee will continue their hearings on the Mayor's FY 2008 Budget on Tuesday.

6/8/2007
Budget Hearings to resume on Monday, June 11th
The Metro Council’s Budget hearings will resume at 9:00 am on Monday, June 11th, Third Floor of Historic City Hall at 601 West Jefferson Street

6/8/2007
2nd Annual Louisville Metro Police Foundation Celebration
Second Annual Louisville Metro Police Foundation Celebration will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2007 beginning at noon.

6/7/2007
Chief Robert White to join President Blackwell for June District 12 Dialogue
Chief Robert White of the Louisville Metro Police Department will be the featured speaker of the next District 12 Dialogue on June 19th at the Southwest Government Center, 7219 Dixie Highway.

6/6/2007
Abramson: Free Concert Series Returns
Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced a lineup of free concerts in parks across Louisville throughout the summer and early fall.

6/6/2007
Louisville Metro EMS Donates Retired Ambulances to Guatemala
Thanks to Louisville Metro EMS and local volunteers, three retired ambulances will be donated to communities in Guatemala.

6/6/2007
Councilwoman Shanklin gives kids a taste of Broadway
Some 100 kids from the Newburg and Norfolk areas will be the guests of Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin (D) 2 for a Saturday performance of Disney’s “The Lion King”.

6/5/2007
Free Waterfront Park Concerts Announced for 4th of July
The two day festival will feature free concerts on the Great Lawn by major recording artists Josh Turner, The Neville Brothers and Billy Currington. The festival also offers free family entertainment and fireworks over the Ohio River on both July 3rd and 4th.

6/4/2007
Councilwoman Hamilton encourages public to attend meetings on drugs and alcohol
Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton invites the community to two special meetings in District 5One deals with front line law enforcement officers who are fighting drugs in the Louisville area. The other a talk with ABC official on liquor enforcement

6/4/2007
Districts 26 Councilwoman Call and LMPD’s 6th Division to hold first annual Farnsley Park Festival
Louisville Metro Councilwoman Ellen Call (District 26) and the Louisville Metro Police Department’s 6th Division will host the First Annual Farnsley Park Festival at noon on Saturday, June 16, 2007.

6/4/2007
Budget hearings set to begin on Wednesday, June 6th
The Metro Council’s Budget Committee will begin its review of Mayor Jerry Abramson’s FY 2008 Budget on Wednesday, June 6th at 9:00 am.

6/4/2007
Councilman Fleming to Hold Public Forum Regarding Brownsboro Road Safety Improvements
Metro Councilman Ken Fleming (District 7) will host a public forum on June 18 at 6:30 p.m. in “Fellowship Hall A” of Second Presbyterian Church, 3701 Old Brownsboro Road.

6/2/2007
6/13 Update: All Metro Parks Summer Pools Now Open
Metro Parks opened five more summer pools today, joining three that opened over Memorial Day weekend. Two outdoor pools that were scheduled to open today experienced mechanical problems and will instead open next week.

5/31/2007
Metro Council receives Mayor’s FY 2008 Budget priorities
Now that Mayor Jerry Abramson has presented a $810 million FY2008 Budget, the process of review by the Metro Council will get underway on June 6th.

5/31/2007
Mayor Presents Picture of Progress
Mayor Jerry Abramson today proposed a $810 million spending plan that will build on Louisville’s downtown renaissance, increase public-safety funding and improve government services, while bracing for rising pension and health insurance costs.

5/30/2007
New Sports Center Planned for Citizens with Disabilities
Continuing the commitment to define Louisville as a City of Parks, Mayor Jerry Abramson has set aside $1 million to acquire land for a proposed $12 million community center and sports complex for citizens with disabilities.

5/30/2007
Canoe Access Sites Open as ‘City of Parks’ First Feature
Mayor Jerry Abramson launched canoes at one of two new canoe-access sites along Floyds Fork creek—the first recreational features of the massive City of Parks initiative that is bringing new and improved parks to all areas of Louisville.

5/30/2007
Air Quality Alert for Thursday
Air quality is expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups

5/30/2007
Inspect The Unexpected
"The hand sink is where health inspector Scott Nethery always begins, and that's the case on thie rainy, late-spring morning. As he enters an upscale-casual Bardstown Road restaurants kitchen, he beelines to the hand sink."

5/29/2007
New 166-Acre Park to Host Sports, Other Events Along River Road Corridor
Mayor Jerry Abramson was joined today by local athletes as he detailed plans for Louisville Champions Park, a 166-acre linear park that will be the centerpiece of an expanding 400-acre sports and recreation corridor along River Road.

5/29/2007
Councilman Tandy updates Clean Alley Initiative for District 4
With Victory Park as a back drop, Councilman David Tandy (D) 4 on Tuesday announced more than half of the worst alleys in his district ar ebeing cleaned up

5/29/2007
District 11 Meeting to Explore Formation of Neighborhood Association/Block Watch in the Mid Dale Lan
Metro Councilman Kevin Kramer (District 11) will host a neighborhood meeting on the creation of a unified neighborhood association or block watch for the residents of Mid Dale and Klondike Lanes. This neighborhood meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 7, 2007 at 7:00 p.m.

5/29/2007
Air Quality Alert for Tuesday and Wednesday
Air quality is expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups both days

5/25/2007
Abramson: 21st Century Fire Department On Tap
Mayor Jerry Abramson today outlined more than $10 million worth of progress as part of his 21st Century Fire plan—a long-term commitment to modernize the Louisville Fire Department with new fire stations and equipment to enhance protection and help save lives.

5/25/2007
Okolona area elementary students are "College Bound" with a little help from Councilwoman Flood
While many third graders go to camp during the summer, 40 third graders in District 24 will go to college! Elementary students from two Okolona schools will be heading off to the University of Louisville with the help of Councilwoman Madonna Flood (D) 24.

5/25/2007
Mayor’s Budget to Enhance Emergency Communications
Mayor Jerry Abramson’s upcoming budget plan will include the largest single investment in public safety ever for Louisville Metro Government – more than $22 million to build Phase III of the state-of-the-art MetroSafe communications network.

5/25/2007
Councilwoman Green to Celebrate Park DuValle's Heritage
Councilwoman Judith Green (D) 1 is issuing an invitation to citizens for Saturday, June 2nd Park DuValle: A Celebration of Land and Heritage will honor the rebirth of the former neighborhoods of Southwick, Cotter Homes and Lang. which have become the newly revitalized Park DuValle subdivision.

5/24/2007
Metro Parks opens 10 summer swimming pools
Just in time for Memorial Day, Metro Parks will open three outdoor swimming pools on Saturday, May 26. Seven more pools open the following weekend. These summer pools remain open until August.

5/24/2007
Mayor Announces Site for New Animal Shelter
Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced the site for the city’s new animal shelter and his commitment to include $1.1 million in the upcoming budget plan to design and begin construction on the project.

5/24/2007
Two New Businesses for East Downtown
Animal Hospital to Open Downtown; Child-Care Facility to Open Near Ford Plant

5/23/2007
Air Quality Alert for May 24
Air Quality Alert issued for Thurs., May 24

5/23/2007
Olmsted Conservancy Opens New Interpretive Trail
Olmsted Parks Conservancy, working with Metro Parks, has opened a newly restored area and trail in Cherokee Park. This area features trail signs that will teach walkers and hikers about Kentucky’s diversity of native wildflowers and trees.

5/22/2007
Public Health & Wellness Offers Free Diabetes Classes
Individuals interested in learning about and managing diabetes are invited to attend a series of four free classes being offered by the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health & Wellness beginning Tuesday, June 5, at the Quinn Chapel AME Church, 1901 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.

5/22/2007
Memorial Day Ceremony at Patriots Peace Memorial
Veterans and their families will gather at noon on May 28, 2007, to honor members of the armed forces who lost their lives in the line of duty under conditions other than those of hostile action. The families of two such veterans will participate in a wreath-laying ceremony that’s held annually on Memorial Day.

5/22/2007
Mayor’s Budget Funds Drug Treatment for Jail Inmates
Mayor Jerry Abramson's upcoming city budget will include funding to expand substance-abuse treatment for inmates incarcerated by Louisville Metro Corrections.

5/22/2007
Air Quality Alert for May 22 and 23
Air Quality Alerts issued for Tuesday, May 22 and Wednesday, May 23

5/18/2007
Councilwoman Woolridge to host District 3 Town Hall Meeting-June 4th
Councilwoman Mary C. Woolridge is sending out an invitation for residents of District 3 to come out and talk about what might be on their minds.

5/18/2007
Councilwoman Flood sets FY2008 Budget Hearings
After Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson presents his FY2008 Budget on May 31st, a review of the document will get underway. Metro Council Budget Chairwoman Madonna Flood (D) 24 has set the budget hearing schedule for the month of June.

5/18/2007
Mayor’s Budget Puts More Police Officers on Streets
As he swore in the latest class of 22 police recruits, Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced his upcoming budget will continue the city’s commitment to put more officers on the street.

5/17/2007
Extended Hours Offered for Lifeguard and Pool Attendant Testing
The Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness at 400 E. Gray Street will be open on Sunday, May 20th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for lifeguard and pool attendant candidates to take the written test and to obtain the necessary permit to work at pools in Louisville. All public pools in Louisville are required to have a lifeguard or certified pool attendant

5/17/2007
Mayor Dedicates Long Run Golf Clubhouse
Mayor Jerry Abramson today marked the completion of improvements to Long Run Park’s golf course by opening a new $1.2 million clubhouse.

5/17/2007
Abramson Celebrates Brightside’s Clean and Green Programs
Mayor Jerry Abramson and hundreds of community and business leaders celebrated community success with local cleanup and beautification efforts at Brightside’s Annual Breakfast this morning at The Galt House.

5/16/2007
Public Safety, Human Services and Housing top the list of budget priorities for Majority Caucus
Fighting crime, protecting lives and responding to emergencies are among the top priorities of the Majority Caucus for the Metro Government’s 2007-2008 budget.

5/16/2007
Public Health & Wellness Department Now Has Cervical Cancer and Shingles Vaccines
The Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness now has both the cervical cancer and shingles vaccines.

5/16/2007
Councilwoman Woolridge to welcome two new homeowners to District 3
Mary C. Woolridge (D) 3 will join Habitat for Humanity on Saturday, May 19th in welcoming two new families to St. Louis Avenue.

5/16/2007
Metro Councilman Kevin Kramer Launches District 11 Website www.connect2kramer.com
Louisville Metro Councilman Kevin Kramer (District 11) is proud to announce the launching of a new website for District 11 residents. The site www.connect2kramer.com is active and includes features focusing on key District 11 issues, projects, events and news.

5/16/2007
New Farmers Market Opens On East Market Street
new farmers market serving Phoenix Hill and nearby neighborhoods held its grand opening today. Featuring fresh flowers, plants and home-grown fruits and vegetables, the market is located in the parking lot of the Felice Winery Complex, 829 E. Market St. The complex also houses Mellilo’s Italian Restaurant and The Bodega, a grocery/café. Louisville now has 13 farmer’s markets, from Portland to the Highlands, with others planned.

5/15/2007
Councilwoman Woolridge heads to Audubon Traditional Elementary for Career Day
Councilwoman Woolridge heads to Audubon Traditional for Career Day on Thursday, May 17th

5/15/2007
Councilman King goes after a new kind of litter
Councilman Jim King (D) 10, along with Council Members Bob Henderson (D) 14, Marianne Butler (D) 15, Vicki Welch (D) 13 and Rick Blackwell (D) 12, is sponsoring an ordinance that would make changes in how advertising supplements are delivered to a home.

5/14/2007
Mayor Honors Outstanding High School Seniors
Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced the recipients of the annual Mayor’s Outstanding High School Seniors award. Abramson will present the awards to 45 students this evening at 6:30 p.m., during a special reception at the Frazier International History Museum, 829 W. Main Street.

5/14/2007
Louisville Zoo opens Glacier Run Splash Park
The Glacier Run Splash Park was turned on for the public for the first time today at the Louisville Zoo’s Glacier Run Splash Park. Mayor Jerry Abramson led the countdown, and Zoo Director John Walczak along with kindergartners from St. Francis of Assisi got soaked by the 42 unique spray opportunities.

5/11/2007
Community Celebration for Long-time Superintendent
Mayor Jerry Abramson announced today that tickets are now on sale for a community-wide salute to long-time Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Stephen Daeschner.

5/11/2007
Cooper Chapel Road Bridge
On Wednesday, May 16, Louisville Metro Public Works crews will close a 100-foot portion of Cooper Chapel Road to repair a bridge over Fish Pool Creek that experienced a pavement failure earlier this month.

5/11/2007
Mayor, Council Members Fund Cherokee Park ‘Dog Run’
Mayor Jerry Abramson and four Metro Council members announced plans to open a three-acre fenced “dog run” facility in Cherokee Park this summer. The $85,000 project atop the I-64 Cochran Hill tunnels will join another dog run under development at Charlie Vettiner Park as the first two approved off-leash site for dogs in the Metro Parks system.

5/10/2007
STAR Program Wins National Award
Louisville’s efforts to reduce toxic chemicals in the air have won a national award from United States Environmental Protection Agency.

5/10/2007
Councilwoman Welch invites everyone to Forest Fest on Saturday, May 19th
The hills will be alive with the sound of music. Those hills are in the Jefferson Memorial Forest. On Saturday, May 19th five different musical groups will entertain at the Jefferson Memorial Fores.

5/9/2007
Public Health & Wellness and Area Children to Hold Walk on the Waterfront 2007 on Thursday
Approximately 1,000 schoolchildren will join several hundred Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness Department staff members Thursday morning for Walk on the Waterfront 2007.

5/9/2007
City of St. Matthews and Louisville Metro Councilman Ken Fleming to celebrate the Grand Re-Opening o
The City of St. Matthews’ Mayor Bernard Bowling and 7th District Councilman Ken Fleming will host the Grand Re-Opening of Warwick Park on May 12, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. Officials will celebrate more than $250,000 in renovations that have been made in an innovative partnership that matched Metro funds with funds from the City of St. Matthews. The park was also aided by a contribution of $5,300 by 5/3 Bank in celebration of 5/3 Bank’s St. Matthews Financial Center which opened earlier this year.

5/9/2007
Councilman Johnson asks Mayor for thorough review of Arena Authority's agreement with U of L
In a letter to Mayor Jerry Abramson, Councilman Dan Johnson (D) 21 is encouraging a thorough review of all agreements the Louisville Arena Authority is involved with including one for the University of Louisville

5/9/2007
Join Councilman Tom Owen for Front Porch Tuesdays on May 15th and May 22nd
It is a very simple premise designed to get people out of the house and talking to their neighbors. Front Porch Tuesdays will take place on May 15th and May 22nd this year as part of an on going effort to make our neighborhoods safer and happier.

5/9/2007
Councilwoman Flood hosts 2007 Clean-up Okolona on Saturday, May 19th
It is a chance to clean up the community and a fund raiser all rolled into to one. The 2007 Clean-up Okolona will be held at Southern High School in the north parking lot on Saturday May 19th from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm

5/8/2007
Five Proposed FEDOOPs
APCD proposes to issue Federally Enforceable District Origin Operating Permits to five companies

5/8/2007
Mayor, Police Chief Launch Effort to ‘Keep Louisville Safe’
Mayor Jerry Abramson and Police Chief Robert White today expanded the city’s community-oriented policing efforts by launching a new public-awareness campaign to “Keep Louisville Safe.”

5/8/2007
Proposed FEDOOP for Swift
APCD proposes to issue a federally enforceable District-origin operating permit to Swift & Company, 1200 Story Avenue

5/8/2007
Councilwoman Green to attend first of MSD meetings on Project WIN
Councilwoman Judith Green is encouraging all homeowners and residents of District 1 to come out for a special meeting with MSD on Thursday, May 10th.

5/8/2007
Councilman Engel to attend Celebration for Fern Creek Traditional High School’s National Championshi
Councilman Robin Engel (District 22) will join Jefferson County Public School Officials in welcoming the Fern Creek High School ROTC Drill Team back after another successful trip to the 2007 National High School Drill Team Championships (NHSDTC) in Daytona, Florida.

5/7/2007
From massive paper to cost saver, Metro Council saving tax dollars with SIRE system
In six months time, the Louisville Metro Council has managed to drastically reduce its use of paper thanks to the new SIRE Agenda Plus system installed last November.

5/7/2007
Deadline aproaching for District 10 Scholarship program
High School seniors in District 10 have until May 15th to apply for a $1000 college scholarship

5/4/2007
Mayor Announces Medication Disposal Program
Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced details of the city’s second annual “Drug Toss” that helps local residents properly dispose of expired or unused pharmaceuticals. Two new locations have been added this year for a total of six disposal sites.

5/2/2007
Proposed FEDOOP for Ulrich Chemical
APCD proposes to issue a federally enforceable permit to Ulrich Chemical, Inc.

5/2/2007
Proposed Construction Permit for American Synthetic Rubber Company
APCD proposes to issue a construction permit to American Synthetic Rubber Company, which has a Title V operating permit

5/2/2007
Summary of Air Toxics in the Southeast
The Southeastern States Air Resource Managers has compiled a summary of air toxics monitoring in the southeastern US.

5/1/2007
Metro Council continues its review of sunset laws
The Louisville Metro Council has completed its review of 14 chapters of the Code of Ordinances. 20 chapters currently in committees and 7 additional chapters that have not yet received a first reading.

4/30/2007
Metro Council revises committee schedule for Derby week
The Louisville Metro Council has revised its committee schedule for the week of April 30th through May 4th.

4/27/2007
Troutman, Andress Selected for National Leadership Program
Dr. Adewale Troutman, director of the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness has been selected to participate in a year-long executive leadership program designed to tackle racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare.

4/26/2007
City Loans Help Local Businesses
Coffee Shop, Other Businesses, Receive City Loan

4/26/2007
Councilwoman Woolridge to meet with Hallmark Neighborhood
Metro Councilwoman Mary C. Woolridge (D) 3 will meet with members of the Hallmark Neighborhood Association on Monday, May 14th, 2007 to talk about the Neighborhood Assessment process.

4/26/2007
Councilman Henderson joins Riverside for "Derby Brunch on the Ohio"
Metro Councilman Bob Henderson (D) 14 is encouraging everyone to come out for Riverside’s Fourth Annual “Derby Brunch on the River” on Sunday, April 29th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.

4/25/2007
400+ Volunteers Team with Brightside and Chase to Beautify Louisville for Derby Visitors
Mayor Jerry Abramson today kicked off the Brightside/Chase Pre-Derby Cleanup, as more than 400 volunteers fanned out across downtown to pick up litter, pull weeds and spread mulch.

4/25/2007
Lawn Care Rebate Program Gets Financial Fuel from STIHL
Louisville’s lawn care companies have a new incentive this year to improve the community’s air. STIHL Inc. and distributor Bryan Equipment Sales are donating $10,000 to the Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District’s Lawn Care Rebate program.

4/24/2007
Free Diabetes Classes Being Offered by Public Health & Wellness
Individuals interested in learning about and managing diabetes are invited to attend a series of four free classes being offered by the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health & Wellness beginning Wednesday, May 9, at the Highlands / Shelby Park Branch of the Louisville Free Public Library in Mid-City Mall

4/23/2007
Center for Health Equity to Sponsor Planning Forum for West End
The Center for Health Equity at the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness, in conjunction with the Community Farm Alliance, the Kentucky Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, Kentucky Jobs with Justice, the Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice at the University of Louisville, the Rubbertown Emergency Action Network, the Sierra Club, and state representative Reginald Meeks will sponsor a community forum entitled The West End Vision III.

4/23/2007
Run for the Puppies
The Hurstborne Parkway Petsmart store is hosting our mobile clinic, S.P.O.T. and adoptable animals from MAS during Derby Weekend.

4/23/2007
Councilwoman Welch encoruages District 13 to sign up for Fairdale Community "Night" School
The Fairdale Community School is kicking off two classes at night for the community that will improve your dancing and computer skills.

4/20/2007
GE Volunteers Improve Portland Community Center
Nearly 100 GE Consumer & Industrial employees from the company's Information Technology department spent the day volunteering at Portland Community Center today. They painted, installed new countertops and refurbished cabinets in the kitchen, built shelves in two rooms, replaced downspouts and installed gutter guards to prevent leaves and debris from clogging gutters. Additionally, they installed several new GE appliances in the kitchen.

4/19/2007
City Offers Free Bicycle ‘Valet’ for Thunder
Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced that the city will again provide a free bicycle “valet” service during this year’s Thunder Over Louisville.

4/19/2007
Majority Caucus raises concerns over arena financing ordinance
In a letter to Louisville Arena Authority, the Majority Caucus of the Louisville Metro Council is expressing concern that the city’s commitment to finance the construction of a downtown arena be used for that purpose.

4/18/2007
Lexington and Louisville Officials to Discuss Combining Efforts to Achieve a Greater Economic Value
Representatives from Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government and the Louisville Metro Council will meet Wednesday, April 18, 2007 at Zoo Vision, located inside the Louisville Zoo (1100 Trevilian Way). Approximately 12 elected officials from the two largest cities in the Commonwealth of Kentucky will meet from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in a continuation of discussions held over the past year in search of improved relations between both cities and the betterment of Kentucky.

4/18/2007
City Eclipses Million-Dollar Milestone in Surplus Sales
Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced that the city has “unloaded” more than a million dollars worth of surplus government vehicles, equipment and other items through online auctions.

4/18/2007
Mayor Announces Expansion of Electronics Recycling
Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced that the city will expand electronics reclamation by accepting televisions in its e-scrap recycling program. Through reuse and recycling, televisions provide added environmental benefits in the form of energy and resource conservation.

4/18/2007
Metro Council Members continue efforts to teach parents on internet safety
On Tuesday, April 24th, a free seminar will be held at Southern High School to give parents the information they need to show them how to check what their child is doing on the internet.

4/16/2007
Councilman Tandy to address PCC Hall of Fame Celebration
Councilman David Tandy (D) 4 will address the Presbyterian Community Center's (PCC) Annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Awards Celebration. The event will take place at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, April 19th

4/16/2007
April District 12 Dialogue to feature Metro Public Health And Wellness Department
The Metro Public Health and Wellness Department is the featured topic of the next District 12 Dialogue set for Tuesday, April 17th at 7:00pm at Shacklette Elementary.

4/13/2007
Louisville Named One of America's Top 10 Underrated Cities
Louisville is one of America's Top 10 Underrated Cities according to a leading travel magazine.

4/12/2007
Public Health and Wellness Department to Sponsor Workshop on HIV/AIDS Among African Americans
The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness and NorthWest AHEC will sponsor a free workshop entitled "Not in My Family – AIDS in the African American Community".

4/11/2007
Metro Council’s Minority Caucus April 12, 2007 Meeting Cancelled
The Louisville Metro Council’s Minority Caucus will not meet this week (Thursday, April 12, 2007). The next Minority Caucus meeting will occur at its regularly scheduled time of 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, 2007.

4/10/2007
Summer Camp Registration Underway
This summer, children and teenagers can take part in day camps offered by Metro Parks in 19 different locations throughout Louisville.

4/10/2007
Olmsted Conservancy Names New President and CEO
The Louisville Olmsted Parks Conservancy has appointed Mimi Zinniel to the position of President and CEO, effective June 11, after an extensive national search.

4/10/2007
Council Members Green, Tandy, Hamilton, Unseld and Blackwell to join Mayor for April Community Conve
When the Mayor’s Community Conversation gets underway at Central High School on Monday, April 16th, five Metro Council members will be on hand to talk with the public.

4/9/2007
Metro Councilmen Kramer to Host Forum On the Historic Homes of District 11
Louisville Metro Councilmen Kevin Kramer (District 11) will host a forum on the many historic homes of Louisville’s 11th Metro Council District. This forum will serve as a follow-up to a recent television program on the Metro Television (Insight Channel 25) show “11 Historic Homes in District 11”.

4/9/2007
Public Health and Wellness Offers Free Diabetes “Power of Prevention” Class
Individuals interested in learning about the risk factors for developing Type 2 diabetes and how to prevent it are invited to attend a one hour “Power of Prevention” training session being offered by the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health & Wellness on Monday, April 23, at Oak & Acorn, 631 S. 28th Street.

4/9/2007
Councilwoman Shanklin to host Career Day during Spring Break
Spring Break provides plenty of options for fun and relaxation while school is out, but some students will have a chance to think about their future at a special Career Day on Wednesday, April 11th in Newburg

4/9/2007
Golf Grand Slam Promotion in April
Golfers who visit the nine Metro Parks municipal golf courses during the rest of April can register to win one of several free prizes, Metro Parks Director Mike Heitz announced today. Entry forms for the Metro Parks Grand Slam Golf Giveaway are available in clubhouses.

4/6/2007
Councilwoman Butler announces rededication of neighborhood landmark
On April 20th, an official rededication ceremony will allow the flag pole at Gagel, Manslick and Hazelwood to again take its rightful place as a small part of District 15.

4/6/2007
Metro Council moves forward with of 39 sunset laws
12 chapters have been completed. Then an additional 13 have already been assigned to committees. It is possible another 15 will soon be making its way through the Council’s committee process.

4/6/2007
Councilwoman Butler announces rededication of neighborhood landmark
On April 20th, an official rededication ceremony will allow the flag pole at Gagel, Manslick and Hazelwood to again take its rightful place as a small part of District 15.

4/6/2007
Louisville to Host National Cycling Events
Louisville to Host National Senior Games and Ironman Events

4/6/2007
Waverly Park's Lake to be Lowered for Repairs
Later this month, Metro Parks will temporarily lower the level of the 5.3-acre lake in Waverly Park and initiate a year-long project to remove sediment and make the lake a healthier aquatic ecosystem. The lake will become an improved fishing destination when full water levels are restored next spring.

4/6/2007
Metro Council moves forward with of 39 sunset laws
12 chapters have been completed. Then an additional 13 have already been assigned to committees. It is possible another 15 will soon be making its way through the Council’s committee process.

4/5/2007
Metro Council approves ordinance designed to clarify new Animal Control law
By a vote of 13 to 11, the Metro Council on Thursday night approved an ordinance designed to clarify the city’s new Animal Control law.

4/5/2007
Metro Council approves ordinance designed to clarify new Animal Control law
By a vote of 13 to 11, the Metro Council on Thursday night approved an ordinance designed to clarify the city’s new Animal Control law.

4/4/2007
Councilman Tandy to meet with District 4 Neighborhood Board
Councilman David Tandy will meet with the Fourth District’s Neighborhood Advisory Board on Tuesday April 17th.

4/4/2007
Renowned Architect Michael Graves To Lecture In Louisville
Architect Michael Graves, whose design of the Humana Building helped usher in the era of postmodernism, will deliver a public lecture in Louisville on May 23, discussing what the building has meant to his career, to architecture and to the city.

4/4/2007
Spring Break: Adjusted Hours and Junior Olympics at Community Centers
Mayor Jerry Abramson announced that community centers and outreach sites operated by Metro Parks will adjust their hours and offer a Junior Olympic sports competition on April 9-13, to provide positive activities for Louisville children during spring break.

4/3/2007
City Fills 7,500 Potholes During Month-Long Blitz
City Fills 7,500 Potholes During Month

4/2/2007
Department of Public Health and Wellness to Hold Classes on Drug and Alcohol Addiction
The Louisville Metro Health Department will hold a series of eight classes aimed at giving the friends and family members of those addicted to drugs or alcohol a better understanding of the issues surrounding addiction.

4/2/2007
Mayor & Congressman Celebrate 100th Homeowner
Mayor Jerry Abramson and Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-3) today presented Tommy and Valarie Rider with keys to their new house at a ceremony celebrating the 100th home purchased through the Louisville Metro Housing Authority’s Section 8 Homeownership Program.

3/30/2007
Business Loans Help Companies Expand
A motorcycle store and a clothing store are moving into downtown Louisville, thanks in part to business loans awarded this month by Louisville Metro Government.

3/30/2007
Majority Caucus members help PRIDE INC with Easter egg hunt
Several members of the Majority Caucus will help the Easter Bunny bring in holiday cheer on Saturday, April 7th when P.R.I.D.E. INC holds it 36th Annual Easter Egg Hunt.

3/29/2007
Councilman Tandy and Congressman Yarmuth to lead King Memorial Walk
Hundreds are expected on Saturday, March 31st for the Second Annual King Memorial Walk & Peace Fest 2007. It is a walk to honor of the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife, Coretta Scott King.

3/29/2007
New Ventilation Technique to Save Lives
Cardiac-arrest patients in Louisville will have a better chance of survival thanks to the skilled use of a small plastic tube and a tiny balloon. Louisville Metro EMS has trained its emergency medical technicians and paramedics in the use of the King Airway, a new medical device used to re-establish breathing when time is critical.

3/29/2007
Calling all Volunteers! - Metro Area Cleanups on Saturday March 31st
This coming Saturday, many neighborhoods and volunteers in the Metro Area will get together, roll up their sleeves, and try to make their neighborhood a cleaner place to live. These efforts are in conjunction with the “Brightside’s Community-Wide Cleanup”.

3/29/2007
Councilwoman Woolridge partners with Prince Hall for Heath Fair & College Seminar
Metro Councilwoman Mary C. Woolridge (D) 3 will continue a special partnership on Saturday, March 31st when she once again joins with the 4th Annual Prince Hall Health Fair & College Seminar.

3/28/2007
Councilman King announces District 10 college scholarship program for high school seniors
In an effort to help future leaders continue their education, Councilman Jim King (D) 10 has announced the first District 10 scholarship program.

3/27/2007
Public Health & Wellness Department to Offer Weight Control Classes
Individuals interested in learning successful weight loss strategies, grocery shopping tips, cooking light, eating on the go and dealing with the common pitfalls of weight loss can take advantage of a free weight control series being offered by the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness.

3/27/2007
Councilwoman Hamilton encouraged by initial results in new Animal Control Ordinance
In the first two months of this year, Metro Louisville’s new animal control ordinance has a little more than doubled licensing and revenues when compared to the same time last year.

3/27/2007
Councilman Downard Disputes Assertions Made Regarding Metro Government’s New Animal Control Ordinanc
“I am encouraged at news of the increased licensing numbers over the past two months and agree with both Dr. Meloche and President Blackwell that the numbers are preliminary. Unfortunately, due to time constraints, Dr. Meloche was not able to provide a more comprehensive explanation of these early results.

3/26/2007
Dr. Troutman Named Physician of the Year
Dr. Adewale Troutman, Director of the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness was presented with the Physician of the Year Award at the first annual MediStar Awards Gala, Friday, March 23, at the Louisville Palace Theater.

3/26/2007
Mayor Announces Semi-Annual Telephone Book Recycling
Mayor Jerry Abramson today urged Louisville residents and businesses to recycle their old phone books by taking advantage of special containers and drop-off sites provided by Louisville Metro Government.

3/26/2007
ShotSpotter Gunshot Location System to be Demonstrated at Meeting of the Metro Council’s Safety Comm
The regular meeting of the Public Safety Committee on March 26th at 5:00 p.m. will be held offsite at the Louisville Metro Police Department’s Firearms Training Center (4201 Algonquin Parkway).

3/26/2007
Mayor’s Hike & Bike Set for Memorial Day
Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced that the popular Hike & Bike events will continue in 2007, with a first installment set for Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, beginning at 10 a.m. at Waterfront Park.

3/26/2007
Seven Metro Council members sponsor Community Health and Wellness Festival on April 3rd
In a first of its kind effort, seven Metro Council members have joined together to sponsor the Community Health and Wellness Festival on April 3rd, 2007.

3/23/2007
Metro Councilwoman Ellen Call to Host Safety Meeting for the Bon Air Neighborhood
Louisville Metro Councilwoman Ellen Call (District 26) will host a meeting for the Bon Air Neighborhood on Monday, March 26. The meeting will be held at the St. Pius X Community Center (3525 Goldsmith Lane) and will start at 7:00 p.m.

3/23/2007
“BREATHE” Campaign Wins Top Awards In Louisville Advertising Competition
Kentuckiana Air Education receives top honors from American Advertising Federation

3/22/2007
Controlled Burn takes Place on City of Parks Acreage
Metro Parks conducted a controlled burn today on 16 acres of the Tyler-Schooling Property, a 283-acre conservation area that has been set aside for future development as park land through the City of Parks initiative. The controlled burn will promote establishment of native wildflowers and warm season grasses planted in 2005, while reducing competition from invasive weeds.

3/22/2007
Louisville to Celebrate Kick Butts Day Tomorrow
Louisville will celebrate National Kick Butts Day tomorrow, Friday March 23rd from 4 to 6 p.m. with educational and fun activities for children ages 6 to 18 at the Neighborhood House at 201 North 25th Street.

3/21/2007
Metro Councilman Kevin Kramer to Address Public Safety Concerns along Mid Dale Lane
Louisville Metro Councilmen Kevin Kramer (District 11) will walk house-to-house on Klondike and Mid Dale Lanes to discuss safety concerns brought to his attention.

3/21/2007
Metro Councilmen Kramer and Engel to Host Town Hall Meeting
Louisville Metro Councilmen Kevin Kramer (District 11) and Robin Engel (District 22) will hold a Town Hall Meeting Tuesday, April 3, 2007 at 6:30 p.m. in the Watterson Elementary School Gym (3900 Breckenridge Lane).

3/21/2007
574-LMPD Celebrates 1,000 Arrests
LMPD celebrates 1,000 arrests made as a result of information received from the 574-LMPD tipline.

3/20/2007
District 7 Downtown Museum Tour Scheduled for March 31
Metro Councilman Ken Fleming has arranged discounted rates for residents of District 7 to tour four of Louisville’s downtown museums. This effort was created by Councilman Fleming to help residents discover what Louisville Metro has to offer. Bus transportation will depart from the Walden School (4238 Westport Road) at 10:30 a.m. and will return participants to the school at 3:30 p.m.

3/20/2007
Mayor Announces City Participation in Commonwealth Cleanup Week
Mayor Announces City's Participation in Commonwealth Cleanup Week

3/20/2007
$50 million shopping-office complex planned for Downtown Louisville
Downtown Louisville is getting a major new shopping and office complex that will feature everything from clothing, furniture and jewelry stores to restaurants, cafes and coffee shops.

3/19/2007
District 13 Clean Up to target creeks and vacant lots on March 31st
Metro Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D) 13 will join other elected officials and residents in an effort to clean up several creeks and vacant lots on Saturday, March 31st.

3/16/2007
Public Health & Wellness Department to Offer Free Wellness Trainings
The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will offer two seminars on Thursday March 29th in the Louisville Free Public Library located in the Mid-City Mall.

3/15/2007
President Blackwell to host District 12 Dialogue on March 20th
The next District 12 Dialogue is set for Tuesday, March 20th at 7:00pm at Pleasure Ridge Park High School, 5901 Greenwood Road.

3/14/2007
Councilman Tandy to welcome leader of YMCA for Kentucky UN program
Councilman David Tandy (D) 4 will welcome the head of YMCA of the USA to Louisville this Sunday as the Kentucky United Nations Assembly kicks off.

3/13/2007
Mayor Keynotes National Bike Summit
Mayor Jerry Abramson will share Louisville’s cycling successes with city leaders from across the nation tomorrow at Think: Bike!, the National Bike Summit in Washington, D.C.

3/13/2007
Proposed APCD Agreed Board Orders
Public comment period and hearing for two Board orders for asbestos violations

3/13/2007
Mayor Announces Free Spring Junk Drop-off Day
Mayor Announces Free Spring Junk Drop-off Day

3/12/2007
District 7 to Hold Public Meeting Regarding Brownsboro Road Safety Improvements
Metro Councilman Ken Fleming (District 7) will host a public forum on March 26 at 6:30 p.m. in “Fellowship Hall A” of Second Presbyterian Church (Old Brownsboro Road).

3/12/2007
Doing Our Part: Final Week
With the final days near, the “Doing our Part from the Heart” campaign has more than doubled its goal according to Councilwoman Madonna Flood (D) 24.

3/9/2007
Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh to lead Spring Clean Up on Frankfort Avenue
The Frankfort Avenue Spring Clean Up will get underway on Saturday, March 24th, 2007. The Clean Up is in preparation for the annual Frankfort Avenue Easter Parade on Saturday, April 7th.

3/8/2007
Recommended Board Order in Louisville Paving Case
Public hearing and special meeting re recommended Board order for Louisville Paving Company

3/8/2007
Registration Opens for Fifty and Over Games
As part of Louisville’s preparations for hosting the 2007 National Senior Games this summer, Mayor Jerry Abramson is encouraging citizens age 50 and over to take part in the regional “Fifty and Over Games” from May 7 to 20.

3/8/2007
Majority Caucus announces legislative goals for 2007
Majority Caucus announces legislative initiatives and goals for 2007

3/7/2007
Councilwomen Green, Woolridge and Hamilton applaud health screening effort for the West End
A major announcement of $1.2 million for health screenings in Louisville’s West End is being applauded by Councilwomen Juidth Green (D) 1, Mary C. Woolridge (D) 3 and Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D) 5

3/7/2007
Louisville Metro EMS to promote health and wellness
The paramedics and emergency-medical technicians of Louisville Metro EMS are on the front line of health care – and are now using that role to help prevent medical emergencies before they occur.

3/7/2007
City-Wide Pothole Repair Blitz
City-Wide Pothole Repair Blitz Begins

3/7/2007
EMS Starts Prevention Push

3/6/2007
EMS Starts Prevention Push
Most of the time when Metro EMS is called, an injury or medical crisis already has occurred. Now emergency medical service workers will get a chance to prevent injuries.

3/6/2007
District 7 Clean-up Scheduled for March 24, 2007
Louisville Metro Councilman Ken Fleming will host a District 7 clean-up on Saturday, March 24, 2007 beginning at 8:30 a.m.

3/6/2007
Call for Volunteers for Senior Games
City leaders and organizers of the 2007 National Senior Games are seeking volunteers to assist Louisville when it hosts the “Olympics” for the nation’s best senior athletes this summer. 12,000 athletes and 20,000 spectators expected this summer. And if you register before March 15, you'll be entered for a chance to win an “Experience Louisville” prize package!

3/6/2007
Metro Council takes first steps on 13 of 39 sunset laws
At the March 8th meeting of the Metro Council, first reading will be given to 13 of the 39 chapters of laws remaining between the old City of Louisville and Jefferson County government that must be reviewed.

3/5/2007
Councilwoman Hamilton to brief community on Wet-Dry Vote
Efforts to locate two liquor stores in District 5 and talk of a wet dry vote will be the main focus of Councilwoman Cheri Bryant-Hamilton’s District 5 Community meeting on Tuesday, March 20th.

3/5/2007
Bike Station - River Rd - Other Cycling Projects Move Forward
City Moves Forward on Bicycle Projects --Bike lanes, road improvements, and Bbike Station in the works-- --Mayor asked to keynote Washington DC bicycle conference--

3/5/2007
Lawnmower Rebate Helps Make the Air Cleaner, Yards Greener
Get $100 to switch from gas-powered lawn equipment

3/5/2007
Warrant Sweep Nets 30 Arrests
LMPD, US Marshal Service Fugitive Task Force and ATF's multi-departmental teams sweep Metro Louisville serving warrants and making 30 arrests.

3/5/2007
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Contributions to the Solid Waste Industry 8th Annual Commemoration
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 8th Annual Commemoration to the Solid Waste Industry

3/2/2007
District 20 Passes Milestone: 200th Edition of District e-Newsletter sent to Metro Residents
The District 20 Office of Councilman Stuart Benson has passed a milestone with the distribution of their 200th edition of the District 20 e-Newsletter. Focusing much of his time on improving the lines of communication between constituents and Metro Government, Councilman Benson established a weekly e-newsletter in April of 2003. In four years, the number of e-newsletter subscribers has increased from a few dozen to nearly 3,000.

3/2/2007
Neighborhood Businesses Receive City Loans
New Restaurants, Neighborhood Businesses Awarded City Loans

3/2/2007
Deadline for Local Business Tax Filing Moved to April 17
April 17 is now the deadline for Louisville businesses and self-employed individuals to file their 2006 occupational net profit (OL-3) tax returns or to file an extension request. The Louisville Metro Revenue Commission has changed its filing deadline to coincide with the deadline for federal and state income taxes.

3/1/2007
Mayor Unveils Events Calendar and Resource Guide for Event Planners
Mayor Jerry Abramson today unveiled the 2007 MetroFest Event calendar that features more than 200 festivals and events across Louisville throughout the year. In addition, two free resource guides are now available to assist local event planners and producers and community groups.

3/1/2007
Metro Council Allocates $450,000 to 30 Non-Profit Organizations’ Capital Projects
The Fiscal Year 2007 Budget of Louisville Metro included $450,000 for an External Capital Grant Fund. The Council added this funding to supplement the $6.3 million in the Community Non-Profit External Agency Funds which were generally limited to operating funding. The External Capital Grant Fund Committee was later established to evaluate the capital needs based on applications submitted by local non-profit organizations.

3/1/2007
"Doing Our Part.." Progress Report: Week 2
With two weeks to go, the Mohawk District of the Boy Scouts of America have found a great response to their “Doing Our Part from the Heart” drive for soldiers serving in Iraq says Councilwoman Madonna Flood (D) 24

3/1/2007
Abramson Announces Completion of Major Regional TB Clinic Renovation
Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson and Metro Public Health and Wellness Director Dr. Adewale Troutman announced the completion of a major half million dollar ($500,000.00) renovation to the Regional Tuberculosis Service Clinic located in the Department of Public Health and Wellness’s main office at 400 E. Gray Street.

3/1/2007
Councilwoman Woolridge announces five alleys set for repaving
Councilwoman Mary C. Woolridge has announced $44,000 will soon be used to repave five alleys in District 3.

3/1/2007
Liberty Green Honored for Being “Green”
Mayor Jerry Abramson announced today that the Louisville Metro Housing Authority (LMHA) is a recipient of the 2007 ENERGY STAR Award for Excellence in Energy-Efficient Affordable Housing.

3/1/2007
March 2 STAR IAG Meeting Cancelled
March 2 STAR Implementation Advisory Group meeting cancelled

3/1/2007
Mayor Unveils Events Calendar and Resource Guide for Event Planners
Mayor Jerry Abramson today unveiled the 2007 MetroFest Event calendar that features more than 200 festivals and events across Louisville throughout the year. In addition, two free resource guides are now available to assist local event planners and producers and community groups.

2/28/2007
Councilman Johnson's resolution for "Meals on Wheels" moves on to Metro Council
The Metro Council’s Health and Human Services Committee has given approval to Councilman Dan Johnson's resolution asking for a thorough review of KIPDA’s “Meals on Wheels” program.

2/27/2007
Mayor, Council members to welcome the 2007 Class of the Louisville Metro Youth Leaders Program
Mayor Jerry Abramson and Councilmen David Tandy (D) 4, Stuart Benson (R) 20 along with Metro Council President Rick Blackwell (D) will welcome participants of the second annual Louisville Metro Youth Leaders Program at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 27th in the Mayor's Gallery, 527 W. Jefferson Street.

2/26/2007
Mayor, Councilmen to welcome 2007 Metro Youth Leaders
Mayor Jerry Abramson and Councilmen David Tandy (D) 4, Stuart Benson (R) 20 along with Metro Council President Rick Blackwell (D) will welcome participants of the second annual Louisville Metro Youth Leaders Program on Tuesday, February 27th.

2/26/2007
Cleaning Up Louisville Highways
Cleaning-Up Louisville’s Highways

2/26/2007
Councilmen Blackwell, Henderson and Peden sponsor property maintenance ordinance
Metro Council President Rick Blackwell (D) 12 and Councilmen Bob Henderson (D) 14 and James Peden (R) 23 are sponsoring an ordinance that would make it the responsibility of the property owner to take care of cutting grass and trash collection.

2/23/2007
Councilman Owen ready for "The Big Read"
The Louisville Free Public Library’s Big Read program is underway for the month of February. Councilman Tom Owen (D) 8 will lead a discussion on February 28th about the chosen book, “Their Eyes Were Watching God”

2/22/2007
Metro Council Members Announce Sponsorship of Government Services Review Ordinance
Councilman Ken Fleming (District 7) and Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh (District 9) have filed an ordinance requesting a report on government programs and services and costs associated with their delivery. The purpose of this ordinance is to gain a more clear understanding of the complete costs associated with Metro government’s delivery of services.

2/22/2007
Metro Council honors outstanding citizens during Black History Month
This year’s Metro Council Black History Month Program focused on the efforts of those who work in their communities. Locally, 24 people were honored during a lunch time ceremony at Historic City Hall.

2/22/2007
Councilman Kevin Kramer and Canaan Community Development Corporation to Sponsor Computer Literacy Cl
Metro Councilman Kevin Kramer (District 11) and the Canaan Community Development Corporation are sponsoring Computer Literacy Classes for Senior Citizens of Metro Louisville. Seniors will be given computer instruction twice per week for four consecutive weeks starting March 13 at 11:00 a.m. Each class will last approximately 75 minutes and will take place at Canaan Christian Church (2840 Hikes Lane).

2/21/2007
Free Diabetes Classes Being Offered by Public Health & Wellness
Individuals interested in learning about the risk factors of diabetes and how to manage the disease are invited to attend a series of four free classes being offered by the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health & Wellness beginning Monday, March 5, at the Central Government Center, 7201 Outer Loop.

2/21/2007
City of Parks initiative adds 458 acres in Floyds Fork area
The ambitious Floyds Fork Greenway Project – part of the City of Parks initiative – has moved a step closer to reality with the acquisition of 458 acres off Brush Run Road. This purchase includes most of the old 570-acre Seatonville Springs Country Club. Including nearby properties owned by Future Fund, there are approximately 1,000 acres of contiguous green space that can become one of three or four large new parks along Floyds Fork.

2/21/2007
Doing Our Part: Progress Report, week 1
After one week, the Mohawk District of the Boy Scouts of America is half way to its goal of helping service men and women in Iraq says Councilwoman Madonna Flood (D) 24.

2/20/2007
Councilwoman Shanklin to honor outstanding citizens
Residents of Metro Louisville will be honored by Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin (D) 2 for efforts in making their community a better place to live during Black History Month

2/20/2007
Pro Beach Volleyball Coming To Louisville
Mayor Jerry Abramson today joined the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) and the Greater Louisville Sports Commission to announce that the fast-growing AVP Crocs Tour is adding Louisville as a new stop for 2007.

2/20/2007
Council Members Ward-Pugh and Owen hold seminar on safer neighborhoods
Council members Tina Ward-Pugh and Tom Owen to sponsor a “Creating Safer Neighborhoods” forum on Saturday, March 3rd.

2/19/2007
Free Diabetes “Power of Prevention” Class Being Offered by Public Health & Wellness
Individuals interested in learning about the risk factors for developing Type 2 diabetes and how to prevent it are invited to attend a one hour “Power of Prevention” training session being offered by the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness on Wednesday, February 28, Neighborhood Place Northwest, 4018 W. Market Street.

2/16/2007
Louisville Named "Hot City" for Business Expansion
Expansion Management, a national magazine for business and corporate executives, has named Louisville one of America’s 50 “hottest cities” for expansion.

2/15/2007
Proposed Amendment to APCD Regulation 5.21
Modification of a STAR regulation adopted in 2005

2/15/2007
New High-Rise Planned for Downtown Louisville
A glass box rising 12 stories into the air. Rooftop decks with panoramic views of downtown. Fifteen to 20 condominiums. A 285-car garage. A restaurant. A high-tech home for a high-tech company. These are some of the highlights of the new ZirMed Gateway Towers, a $25 million high-rise planned for downtown Louisville by developer Bill Weyland.

2/14/2007
Photography Exhibit at Riverside, The Farnsley-Moremen Landing
Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing will host an exhibition of original photographs by local talent Jim Pullen from February 25 to March 10, 2007. The public is invited to a reception for the artist on Sunday, February 25, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Riverside Visitors Center.

2/14/2007
Councilwoman Flood helps Boy Scouts kick off "Doing Our Part from the Heart"
The Mohawk District of the Boy Scouts of America along with Councilwoman Madonna Flood (D) 24, are asking for community help in sending soldiers some basic necessities as they fulfill their missions in Iraq

2/14/2007
New Holiday Schedule for 2007
New Holiday Schedule for 2007

2/14/2007
Councilmen Kevin Kramer and Stuart Benson to Hold Small Business Town Hall Meeting
Louisville Metro Councilmen Kevin Kramer (District 11) and Stuart Benson (District 20) will hold a Town Hall Meeting on February 19 between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Jeffersontown Library (10635 Watterson Trail).

2/13/2007
Mayor Unveils New Mobile Health Unit
Mayor Jerry Abramson and Metro Health Director Dr. Adewale Troutman today unveiled a new mobile clinic that will allow public health workers to bring prevention programs and medical care directly into neighborhoods across the community

2/13/2007
District 17 Councilman Glen Stuckel to Hold Town Hall Meeting
Louisville Metro Councilman Glen Stuckel (District 17) will hold a Town Hall Meeting February 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the community room of Republic Bank (9600 Brownsboro Road).

2/12/2007
Councilman King pleased with Shopping Cart Program
After just three months, 175 abandoned shopping carts have been collected off the streets of District 10. It is part of a new clean up effort sponsored by Councilman Jim King.

2/12/2007
Parking Campaign: Pay Overdue Tickets!
A new campaign by Louisville Metro Government and the Parking Authority of River City will better inform the public about downtown parking, while giving people a financial incentive to pay their overdue parking tickets.

2/12/2007
Councilwoman Hamilton sponsors seminar on gangs and youth violence
Why do young people join a gang? Has youth violence become a problem in our schools? The answers to those questions will be part of the “Strategies for Engaging Youth” seminar.

2/12/2007
Council members Henderson, Welch and Blackwell to attend Mayor's Community Conversation
When Mayor Jerry Abramson and Metro Government set up shop at the Sun Valley Community Center on February 19th at least three Metro Council members will be on hand.

2/8/2007
Council Members Woolridge and Blackwell to attend Shively rally on Saturday
Metro Councilwoman Mary C. Woolridge (D) 3 and President Rick Blackwell (D) 12 will attend the rally at the Shively Shopping Center on Saturday, February 10, 2007.

2/8/2007
Metro Councilman Doug Hawkins to Host Internet Safety Seminar
Metro Councilman Doug Hawkins (District 25 will host a seminar focused parents on ways to ensure their child’s safe usage of the internet. The seminar will be held on Wednesday, February 28 in the auditorium of Jefferson Community and Technical College’s Southwest Campus (1000 Community College Drive).

2/8/2007
Councilwoman Welch thanks those involved in District 13 Health Fair
Metro Councilwoman Vicki Welch (D) 13 is saying “thank you” to all of the groups that helped in the recent District 13 Health Fair.

2/8/2007
STAR IAG Meeting Rescheduled
The next meeting of the STAR Implementation Advisory Group has been rescheduled for Friday, February 9.

2/8/2007
Every 1 Reads Gets Million-Dollar Boost
The Every 1 Reads initiative received a major financial boost today with a $1 million gift from the James Graham Brown Foundation.

2/8/2007
Councilman Johnson opposes proposed change for frozen Meals on Wheels delivery
Metro Councilman Dan Johnson (D) 21 has sent a letter to the members of KIPDA’s Board of Directors opposing an idea to serve frozen meals in the “Meals on Wheels” program.

2/7/2007
Councilwoman Welch encourages everyone to come out for “Lovin’ the Hills”
Many might think marathons are something that’s done in the spring, summer and fall. But, a February running tradition is coming to the Jefferson Memorial Forest.

2/6/2007
Councilman Henderson encourages District 14 to come out and enjoy a Valentine’s Day concert
Metro Parks and the Louisville Orchestra are giving the city a Valentine’s Day present in February with three free concerts.

2/5/2007
ExpressJet Goes Non-Stop to Kansas City & Raleigh-Durham
ExpressJet Airlines announced today that it would offer Louisville’s only twice daily non-stop, round-trip jet service to Kansas City, Missouri and Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina beginning about mid-May.

2/2/2007
Councilman King informs West Buechel residents of Metro Police coverage
Louisville – Metro Councilman Jim King (D) 10 is sending a letter to residents of West Buechel reassuring them that Metro Police will answer service while the small city deals with its financial situation.

2/1/2007
Airport Releases Economic Impacts
Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson and Louisville Regional Airport Authority Board Vice-Chairman Phil Lynch released the results today of the most recent comprehensive economic impact survey of Louisville’s airports, conducted by the University of Louisville.

1/31/2007
Councilman Tandy to address students about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr as part of Black History month
Metro Councilman David Tandy (D) 4 will be the featured speaker at Floyd Central High School on Thursday, February 1st.

1/31/2007
Metro Council to seek public input for honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Council members led by members of the Transportation/Public Works Committee will discuss plans for receiving public input on how the community can best honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

1/31/2007
Metro Council urges public to give ideas on how to honor the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther Ki
Members of the Louisville Metro Council led by Transportation Chair Hal Heiner (District 19) and Vice Chair Tom Owen (District 8) call on the public to give the council their thoughts on how best to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

1/31/2007
Health Department to Give Free Flu Shots
The Louisville Metro Health Department will offer free flu shots to the general public 6 months of age or older at a special walk-in clinic on Saturday and at clinics next week. No appointments are necessary.

1/30/2007
Councilwoman Shanklin goes back to school to be “Principal for a Day”
When students go to class at Rangeland Elementary on Tuesday, January 30 a new principal will be greeting them at the door.

1/29/2007
Districts 11 & 22 to host SPOT Unit February 17, 2007
Councilmen Kevin Kramer (District 11) and Robin Engel (District 22) will welcome Metro Animal Services’ S.P.O.T. (Stop Pet Overpopulation Today) mobile unit Saturday, February 17, 2007 between 10:00 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Watterson Elementary (3900 Breckinridge Lane)

1/26/2007
Metro Wins National Award for Financial Literacy Education
Mayor Jerry Abramson today accepted an award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors for the city’s commitment to financial literacy and education.

1/25/2007
Louisville Wins Youth Award for Second Year
Mayor Jerry Abramson announced today that for the second consecutive year, Louisville has been named one of the “100 Best Communities for Young People” by America’s Promise – Youth Alliance.

1/25/2007
Metro Parks, Cincinnati Reds Team Up for Ballfield Improvements
Players and representatives from the Cincinnati Reds joined young athletes, along with officials from Louisville Metro Government, the West Louisville Sports League and the Louisville Bats at Shawnee Park today to celebrate $30,000 in improvements to that park's ballfields. They also outlined opportunities for similar improvements in Wyandotte Park.

1/25/2007
District 23 to host SPOT Unit Saturday, January 27, 2007
Councilman James Peden (District 23) will welcome Metro Animal Services’ S.P.O.T. (Stop Pet Overpopulation Today) mobile unit Saturday, January 27, 2007 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Outer Loop Plaza (7519 Outer Loop)

1/24/2007
Metro Council to move forward with plan to addressing remaining sunset laws
By the end of 2007, important decisions must be made regarding the old laws of the City of Louisville and Jefferson Fiscal Court.

1/24/2007
Jan. 26 STAR IAG Meeting Cancelled
APCD cancelled the STAR Implementation Advisory Group meeting that had been scheduled for 1/26/2007

1/23/2007
Louisville is “Lovin’ the Hills” at Jefferson Memorial Forest
On Saturday, February 17, Metro Parks and the Cherokee Road Runners are bringing the fourth annual “Louisville’s Lovin’ the Hills” 50k trail run and second annual 15-mile run/hike to Jefferson Memorial Forest.

1/23/2007
Councilman Tandy to help launch new “Boom Magazine” on Friday
A new magazine will soon hit the streets and it will attempt to let its readers know just how downtown Louisville is transforming itself into a new urban center of activity.

1/22/2007
Louisville Remembers ’37 Flood
This month marks the 70th anniversary of the 1937 flood that washed out more than half of the city’s then 64,000 homes. Mayor Jerry Abramson today began the city’s remembrance of the flood by posting the first of several signs that will be installed around Louisville identifying the flood’s high-water marks.

1/22/2007
Mayor Seeks Support for Louisville in Washington
Mayor Jerry Abramson will join hundreds of leading mayors in Washington, D.C. this week to urge the new Congress to focus more attention on pressing challenges facing America’s cities – from crime fighting and homeland security to affordable housing and transportation.

1/19/2007
Mayor: City Offers Free Tax Help to Local Families
Mayor Jerry Abramson announced today that the city and the Louisville Asset Building Coalition (LABC) will once again offer free tax-preparation assistance to working families and residents who may qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).

1/19/2007
Majority Caucus stands ready to work with Mayor Abramson on goals for Metro Louisville Louisville
The Majority Caucus of the Metro Council is ready to work with Mayor Jerry Abramson on his goals for 2007 and beyond.

1/18/2007
Center for Health Equity to Sponsor Planning Forum for West End
The Louisville Metro Health Department’s Center for Health Equity, in conjunction with Kentucky Jobs with Justice and the Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice at the University of Louisville, will sponsor a forum entitled The West End Vision: Part II.

1/18/2007
Health Department to Hold “Concerned Persons” Classes on Drug and Alcohol Addiction
Louisville Metro Health Department will hold a series of eight classes aimed at giving the friends and family members of those addicted to drugs or alcohol a better understanding of the issues surrounding addiction.

1/18/2007
Mayor Urges ‘Fast Forward’ on New Bridges
In his annual State of the City address, Mayor Jerry Abramson today called for a renewed commitment to build two new bridges and replace Spaghetti Junction, urging out-of-the-box thinking and creative financing solutions to reduce the project’s 17-year timeline and $4 billion price tag.

1/17/2007
Major Improvements Made at Two Community Centers for Martin Luther King Season of Service
Approximately 420 volunteers from Target, Home Depot, and Office for Youth Development completed nearly $30,000 worth of improvements to two community centers, as part of the Martin Luther King Season of Service.

1/17/2007
City to Host Cardinal Celebration
Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson invites citizens to join him Friday, Jan. 19, at Fourth Street Live to celebrate the University of Louisville Cardinals’ recent Orange Bowl victory. The event is free and open to the public and begins at 4:30 p.m.

1/16/2007
City Lands New Airline to Serve Louisville International Airport
Mayor Jerry Abramson today joined airport officials to announce that Louisville International Airport has attracted a new, low-cost airline to serve travelers and enhance transportation options to the west.

1/16/2007
Councilwoman Welch sees great potential for residents of District 13 with new UPS facility
Metro Councilwoman Vicki Welch (D) 13 sees a great economic potential for the Metro area as United Parcel Service moves forward with its $1 billion expansion at Louisville International Airport.

1/16/2007
Council members ask Metro Louisville to remember the work Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday
For some, Monday January 15th is just another holiday. For others, it is a day to remember the efforts of a man who helped America understand the meaning of civil right and social justice.

1/12/2007
Metro Council President Rick Blackwell announces Committee Chairs and Vice-Chairs for 2007
On Friday January 12th, President Rick Blackwell (D) 12 announced who will be Chair and Vice-Chair of the eleven committees of the Louisville Metro Council.

1/11/2007
Councilman Tandy to welcome Dr. Joseph Lowery at Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Saturday
Metro Councilman David Tandy (D) 4 will have a special honor on Saturday, January 13th when the Kentucky Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration convenes in Louisville.

1/11/2007
Mayor’s Community Conversations Continue in 2007
Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced that his monthly meetings designed to make government accessible to citizens will continue in 2007. The first of the “Mayor’s Community Conversations” series is set for Tuesday, January 16, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at Moore High School, 6415 Outer Loop.

1/11/2007
Metro Council Minority Caucus Elect Leaders for 2007
Metro Council Minority Caucus Elect Leaders for 2007

1/11/2007
Metro Councilmen Blackwell and Hawkins to Co-Sponsor Project Warm Workshops
Metro Councilmen Rick Blackwell (District 12) and Doug Hawkins (District 25) will co-sponsor a Project Warm Energy Management Workshop on Wednesday, January 17, 2007. The workshop will start at 6:30p.m. at Southwest Community Ministries (10936 Dixie Highway).

1/11/2007
Metro Councilman Kevin Kramer to hold “District 11 Neighborhood Roundtable”
Metro Councilman Kevin Kramer (District 11) will host the 2nd annual “District 11 Neighborhood Leader Roundtable” Saturday, January 20, 2007 at 9:00 a.m. at St. Michael’s Greek Orthodox Church (3707 St. Michael Church Drive – Off Hike Lane).

1/11/2007
Louisville Science Center to Expand with Property Purchase
Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced the city has agreed to purchase property that will enable the Louisville Science Center to expand. The city is acquiring the historic Alexander Building, at 745 W. Main St., adjacent to the Louisville Science Center.

1/10/2007
Councilman Tandy joins volunteers for Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
Councilman David Tandy (D) 4 will join over 200 volunteers on Monday, January 15th as part of Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.

1/10/2007
Health Department Offering Free Classes for Managing Weight
With 65 percent of Americans being overweight or obese, it’s a good bet that losing weight is on many New Year’s resolution lists for 2007. The Louisville Metro Health Department has several free one-hour classes, as well as a day long workshop, to provide assistance for losing weight and eating healthier for the New Year.

1/10/2007
Mayor’s ‘Arts in Parks’ Brings Louisville Orchestra into Community Centers
A new partnership between Metro Parks and the Louisville Orchestra is bringing free chamber music concerts and music appreciation programs to several locations throughout the community this winter.

1/10/2007
Many Metro Council members join PRIDE INC for 35th Motorcade and Rally on January 15th
In the early 70’s a group of city workers, elected officials and civil rights gathered to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. It began as part of a nationwide push for Dr. King’s birthday to be a national holiday and has since become a tradition honoring his legacy..

1/9/2007
Metro Council President Rick Blackwell to host first District 12 Dialogue of 2007
In keeping with a tradition he began in 2003, Metro Council President Rick Blackwell (D) will host his first District 12 Dialogue of the year on January 16th at 7:00pm.

1/8/2007
Councilman Johnson to focus special meeting on crime concerns in District 21
Because of recent increases in vandalism in the Beechmont Neighborhood, Councilman Dan Johnson (D) 21 will hold a special community meeting with Metro Police on January 11th.

1/8/2007
DUI Conviction Rate 2006

1/5/2007
Councilman Rick Blackwell elected Metro Council President for 2007
By a vote of 16 to 10, Councilman Rick Blackwell (D) 12 was elected President of the Louisville Metro Council in its first meeting of 2007 on Thursday night, January 4th..

1/5/2007
“American Made: The Impact of Immigrant Entrepreneurs and Professionals on U.S. Competitiveness.”
IMMIGRANTS HAVE FOUNDED 1 IN 4 PUBLIC VENTURE-BACKED COMPANIES IN U.S. SINCE 1990, FINDS FIRST-EVER STUDY

1/5/2007
Stay Fit Through the Winter Months with Metro Parks
The winter can impair your fitness routine as the weather takes its toll on your ability to enjoy the great outdoors. Metro Parks has alternative solutions to keep you walking and running through the cold months.

1/5/2007
Immigrants a Driving Force Behind Start-Ups
Immigrants a Driving Force Behind Start-Ups, Study Says

1/5/2007
Councilmen King and Tandy re-elected Chair and Vice Chair of the Majority Caucus
Metro Councilman Jim King (D) 10 will continue on as Majority Leader of the Metro Council’s Democratic Caucus. Councilman David Tandy (D) 4 will continue as vice chairman of the Caucus.

1/4/2007
Councilwoman Hamilton available for comment on Animal Control Ordinance on Thursday afternoon
Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D) 5 will be available after 3:00pm on Thursday afternoon for interviews on the Animal Control Ordinance signed by Mayor Jerry Abramson.

1/4/2007
Final version of Animal Control ordinance available on line at www.louisvilleky.gov
The final version of the Animal Control Ordinance passed on December 19th is available on line at www.louisvilleky.gov.

1/3/2007
Districts 11 and 26 to hold Town Hall Meeting on Crime with LMPD Police Chief White
Louisville Metro Councilwoman Ellen Call (District 26) and Councilman Kevin Kramer (District 11) will hold a town hall meeting on Monday, January 8th between 6:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to discuss Crime within the community. The meeting will be held at St. Michael Orthodox Church (on Hikes Lane, near the intersection of Hikes Lane and Furman Boulevard) with refreshments offered to those attending.

1/3/2007
Majority Caucus will meet on January 4th. Metro Council to elect President and Clerk on Thursday nig
The Majority Caucus will hold its regular meeting on Thursday, January 4th, 2007 at 4:00pm in the first floor conference room, 601 West Jefferson Street.