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12/27/2010
Metro Animal Services and Metro Police Looking for Owners of Mutilated Cats
Metro Animal Services and Metro Police are looking for the owners of the two cats that were found tortured and mutilated on December 4, behind the Kroger located at 5001 Mud Lane.

12/23/2010
Recycle Your Christmas Tree After the Holidays
Residents can recycle their natural Christmas trees, turning them into nutrient-rich mulch at no cost, following the holidays. Individuals can take their tree to a Louisville Tree-Cycling center on December 27th, 28th, 29th and again on January 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th.

12/22/2010
Majority Caucus will not meet until Thursday, Jan. 6th
The next meeting of the Majority Caucus of the Louisville Metro Council will take place on Thursday, January 6th at 4:00pm. The meeting will be held in the Third Floor Caucus Room of Historic City Hall, 601 West Jefferson Street

12/20/2010
KYTC District 5 Crews Prepared for More Winter Weather
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) road crews in Louisville and the surrounding counties are prepared for more winter weather to arrive during the overnight hours. KYTC staff will report at midnight and work throughout the night to make sure roads are in the best possible condition for the Tuesday morning commute. There is some salt residue on the pavement from the previous snow storm. That salt residue means no pre-treating with brine will be required for this weather event. Also, the precipitation may come in as rain which would wash the brine from the roadway.

12/17/2010
Metro Parks announces holiday schedule for Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center, Community Centers
Some Metro Parks facilities will be closed on a limited basis during the 2010 holiday season, officials announced today.

12/15/2010
Sixth Street Entrance reopened to the public
The Main Entrance to Historic City Hall is once again open for the public’s business after a small informal dedication ceremony by Metro Council President Tom Owen (D-8) on Wednesday. The entrance will be open 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday with extended hour son Council meeting nights

12/15/2010
KYTC District 5 Crews Ready for the Next Round of Winter Weather
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) road crews in Louisville and the surrounding counties are preparing for the next round of winter weather forecasted for Wednesday night and Thursday morning. District 5 staff hauled salt to area maintenance facilities from the reserve at the Louisville Mega Cavern. Crews will continue those efforts today in order to replenish salt supplies before the snow, sleet and freezing rain beings to fall.

12/15/2010
Michael Seebert Named Interim Director of Brightside
Michael Seebert has been named interim director of Brightside, Mayor Abramson and the Brightside board of directors announced today. Seebert replaces Cynthia Knapek, who resigned last month to take a position with Leadership Louisville. “It is an honor to serve Louisville through Brightside” Seebert said. “The agency has such a great history and mission. Engaging citizens to keep Louisville clean, green and beautiful is something everyone can get behind.”

12/15/2010
Proposed Title V Construction Permits for Kentucky Manufacturing Company
APCD opens a public comment period on December 15, 2010 to discuss the issuance of construction permits for two new paint booths for Kentucky Manufacturing Company

12/13/2010
Welch and Fairdale Community Club bring holiday cheer when Santa Land returns in 2010
Once again, Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13) and the Fairdale Community Club will spread holiday cheer for children in Southwest Jefferson County when Santa Land makes its return to the Fairdale Playtorium next Thursday, December 16th.

12/13/2010
Metro Parks announces six sites for public sledding this winter
For thousands of local children – and quite a few adults, too – sledding is a highlight of the winter season. Metro Parks wants to remind the public it will open hills in six parks for sledding from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on days when snow accumulation reaches 2-3 inches.

12/10/2010
Riverbank Filtration Project Completed
Louisville Water Company Completes its Riverbank Filtration Project

12/10/2010
Louisville Honored by International Festival & Events Association
Louisville’s diverse and dynamic annual series of festivals and special events and the city’s support of those organizations were recognized today as the best in North America. At a press conference this afternoon at the KFC Yum! Center, Louisville was designated as a “World Festival & Event City” by the International Festivals and Events Association (IFEA) – a not-for-profit organization for members of the special events industry around the globe. Louisville joins Sydney, Australia, as the only two cities to receive the inaugural World Festival & Event City designation in the "population over 1 million" category.

12/10/2010
Hamilton, Tandy and Green help LMPD give needy children a nice Christmas holiday
Some 1,100 children are expected to be on hand when the 1st Division Auxiliary of Louisville Metro Police hosts its 34th Annual Christmas Party on Saturday, December 11th. Among those assisting the Auxiliary will be Council Members David Tandy (D-4), Judith Green (D-1) and Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D-5).

12/10/2010
Mayor Cuts Ribbon On ‘Animal House’
With a cut of the ribbon, Mayor Jerry Abramson opened Animal House, Metro Animal Services’ new, state-of-the-art animal adoption center today. The 10,000 square foot facility, located at 3516 Newburg Road, will showcase the many adoptable animals under the care of Metro Animal Services until they can find a permanent home with a new family. “Pet lovers will be impressed by this new facility,” Abramson said. “It features all the amenities citizens would find in a pet retail store with the added benefit of helping an animal in need. It provides much-needed space for Metro Animal Services and will take the department to the next level of customer service.”

12/9/2010
New Life for Louisville's Ford Assembly Plant
Gov. Steve Beshear and Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson today joined Ford Motor Company executives and employees at the Louisville Assembly Plant (LAP) to celebrate the company’s planned $600 million investment at LAP that will transform the plant into Ford’s most-flexible, high-volume plant in the world.

12/9/2010
2010 Bluecoats Recognized
On December 8, 2010 the Bluecoats of Louisville, a group of Louisville Area Businessmen that was founded in 1957, recognized members of the Louisville Fire Department at a Luncheon at the Bristol in Downtown Louisville.

12/8/2010
Green, Tandy and Hamilton encourage residents to learn more about the Louisville Loop
Metro Council members Judith Green (D-1), David Tandy (D-4) and Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D-5) are encouraging residents in West Louisville and Downtown to come out for the next public meeting on the proposed 100 mile Louisville Loop set for Monday, December 13th at 6:30pm.

12/8/2010
VITA Program ready for 2010 Tax Season Kick off on Saturday, December 11th
It is one of the most successful programs in helping low income families when tax time rolls around. This Saturday, Southwest Jefferson County will kick off the 2010 Tax Season with a special “Kick Off” party for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program at the Sun valley Community Center

12/8/2010
December 2010 METCO
Loans will help two downtown restaurants open their doors

12/8/2010
Proposed Agreed Board Order with Kosmos Cement Company
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control Board will hold a public hearing on December 15, 2010 on a proposed Agreed Board Order with Komos Cement Company. Kosmos is alleged to have violated District Regulations 1.14 (Control of Fugitive Emissions), 2.03 (Permit Requirements – Non Title V Construction and Operating Permits) and 2.16 (Title V Operating Permits) at the facility located in Jefferson County, Kentucky.

12/7/2010
Councilman Peden to participate in Highview Holiday Fest
Councilman James Peden (District 23) will take part in the annual Highview Holiday Fest this Friday, December 10, 2010. The event will be held at the Central Government Center (7201 Outer Loop) & Highview Park on the Outer Loop from 6-8 p.m.

12/6/2010
Winter Pipe Maintenance Tips
Tips for water pipe maintenance from the Louisville Water Company. Including information about wrapping exposed pipes with insulating material, locating your inside water shut-off valve and making sure your crawl space vents are covered or closed to prevent winter winds from getting in.

12/6/2010
Mayor Honored With Award in Washington, D.C.
Mayor Jerry Abramson will be honored Tuesday evening in Washington, D.C. by the Partners for Livable Communities for what the non-profit organization calls “his 21 years of visionary leadership and devotion to the social and economic well-being of Louisville.”

12/5/2010
Green hosts 2nd Annual Holiday Safety Seminars and Luncheon for District 1
In an effort to protect elderly residents, Councilwoman Judith Green is sponsoring and hosting her 2nd Annual Holiday Safety Seminar and Luncheon for the senior citizens in District 1 during the month of December.

12/5/2010
District 5 hosts Bike/Pedestrian Master Plan Public Forum
Residents in Metro Council District’s 1, 4 and 5 are encouraged to attend the last in a series of public forums dealing with the Bike and Pedestrian Master Plan now being reviewed by Louisville Metro Government. The Forum is set for Thursday, December 9th at the Shawnee Golf Course Clubhouse,460 Northwestern Parkway

12/4/2010
Proposed Title V Construction Permit for BAE Systems
APCD opens a public comment period on December 4, 2010 to discuss the issuance of a construction permit for a new blast booth for BAE Systems.

12/3/2010
Mayor Creates Food Policy Advisory Council
Today Mayor Abramson and Public Health and Wellness Acting Director, Dr. Matt Zahn, announced the creation of a Food Policy Advisory Council (FPAC). The FPAC will work to identify and propose innovative solutions to improve the local food system by making it more equitable and sustainable and spurring local economic development.

12/3/2010
KYTC Crews Pre-Treating Roadways in Advance of Winter Weather
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) road crews in Louisville and the surrounding counties are pre-treating interstates and other roadways today in preparation for the predicted rain/snow mix on this evening into Saturday morning. The pre-treatment of "salt-brine" helps to melt snow and ice from the roadway. The salt-water type treatment also combats snow and ice buildup on driving surfaces.

12/3/2010
Mayor announces partnership between Metro Parks, Healthways SilverSneakers Fitness Program
When considering their fitness-related New Year’s resolutions, older adults in Louisville can take comfort in knowing they have access to a program designed to help them achieve their best health in 2011.

12/3/2010
Proposed Title V Construction Permit for Industrial Container Services
APCD opens a public comment period on December 3, 2010 to discuss a revised construction permit for an afterburner for Industrial Container Services.

12/3/2010
Proposed Title V Construction Permit for Kosmos Cement Company
APCD opens a public comment period on December 3, 2010 to issue a construction permit for a new baghouse on raw mill A separator process for Kosmos Cement Company (Portland Cement).

12/3/2010
Bardstown Rd; Past: Present and Future Saturday, Dec. 4th
Members of the Bashford Manor, Bon Air, Bon Air Estates and Highgate Springs Neighborhood Associations will get a unique history lesson on one of the area’s most traveled thoroughfares from an expert historian on Saturday, December 4th as prelude to a new Streetscape program kick off.

12/1/2010
Bardstown Road Aglow to celebrate its 25th Holiday Season this weekend
Back in 1985, several businesses along the Bardstown Road Baxter Avenue Corridor decided to bring in the holiday season with decorations, music and fun reminiscent of the small downtowns many grew up with in years past. This weekend, the tradition will live again with the 25th Annual Bardstown Road Aglow on Saturday, December 4th.

12/1/2010
James says enjoy the yuletide season with the 34th Annual Old Louisville Holiday House Tour
One of the nation’s premiere historic Victorian neighborhoods will bring in the holiday season with a special event designed to spotlight the beauty of an era gone by. The 34th Annual Old Louisville Holiday House Tour will kick off this weekend, December 4th and 5th.

11/30/2010
Woolridge supports “Homeownership Outreach Workshop” in Hallmark Neighborhood
Councilwoman Mary C. Woolridge (D-3) is offering an important way to help potential homeowners who would like to live in the Hallmark Neighborhood. A special workshop will offer valuable information to those who look to buy a home in this friendly District 3 Neighborhood

11/30/2010
Ward-Pugh Invites Community to attend Pedestrian and Bike Master Plans Forum
Ward-Pugh reminds bikers and walkers to get involved with Metro’s Pedestrian and Bike Master Plan Forums

11/30/2010
Metro Parks seeking input on Louisville Loop Signage System
Runners, cyclists and exercise enthusiasts are invited to a public meeting on Monday, December 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the Shawnee Golf Course Clubhouse to discuss the development of a sign and wayfinding master plan for the Louisville Loop, a 100-mile shared-use path encircling the city of Louisville.

11/29/2010
Nucleus Announces Construction Team
The University of Louisville Foundation and Nucleus, in conjunction with Governor Steve Beshear and Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson, announced the hiring of the architecture firm and construction manager to initiate construction of the first research building on the old Haymarket site.

11/29/2010
Jefferson Memorial Forest Welcome Center to host Holiday Open House
The Natural Areas Division of Louisville Metro Parks is inviting the public to a holiday open house at the Jefferson Memorial Forest Welcome Center on Saturday, December 4, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

11/26/2010
“Light Up Newburg” set for Petersburg Park set for December 4th
Many in Metro Louisville are aware the holiday season is fast approaching and Newburg-Petersburg Park is preparing to throw the festive switch for “Light Up Newburg”, on Saturday, December 4th

11/26/2010
Dixie Highway Corridor Project Public Input Hearing Scheduled
Councilman Rick Blackwell (D-12) and Councilwoman Mary C. Woolridge (D-3) will host a public hearing on the Dixie Corridor project at the Southwest Government Center on Tuesday, December 7th at 7pm.

11/24/2010
Proposed Title V Construction Permit for Reynolds Packaging Foil
APCD opens a public comment period on 11/24/2010, to issue a construction permit for modifying existing cartoning line RW line 3 to increase capacity and using a new VOC containing glue on all 6 cartoning lines for Reynolds Packaging Foil Plant, 2827 Hale Avenue. The 30-day public comment period ends 12/23/2010. A public hearing may be scheduled if APCD determines that there are germane, unresolved issues or substantial public interest.

11/24/2010
Proposed Title V Construction Permit for Eckart America Corporation
APCD opens a public comment period 11/24/2010, to issue a construction permit for a new transfer stand for Eckart America Corporation, 4101 Camp Ground Road. The 30-day public comment period ends 12/23/2010. A public hearing may be scheduled if APCD determines that there are germane, unresolved issues or substantial public interest.

11/23/2010
New Grocery Coming to Park DuValle Neighborhood
Fulfilling a promise to bring a grocery store to the Park DuValle neighborhood dating back to 1994, Mayor Abramson and Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-3) broke ground on a new 20,000 square foot grocery store this morning.

11/22/2010
Louisville Joins Small Business Saturday Campaign
Citing small businesses as the “backbone of our economy” – Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced that Louisville will join in supporting the nationwide "Small Business Saturday" campaign, designed to spur business for small merchants on Saturday, November 27th, 2010.

11/20/2010
Proposed Amendment to APCD Regulation 1.06
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control Board opens a public comment period 11/20/2010 through 12/20/2010, on an amendment to APCD Regulation 1.06 proposed 11/17/2010. If adopted by the Board, Regulation 1.06 will be submitted to EPA for inclusion in the Kentucky State Implementation Plan.

11/20/2010
Proposed Amendments to APCD Regulations
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control Board opens a public comment period on 11/20/2010 through 1/31/2011, on amendments to District Regulations 1.02, 5.01, 5.11, 5.12, 5.20, 5.21, and 5.22 proposed on 11/17/2010.

11/19/2010
Louisville Ranked Second in National Digital Cities Survey
Louisville’s city government is one of the best in the nation in using technology to better serve its citizens according to a new survey. Metro Government placed second nationally in the Digital Cities Survey, conducted by e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government. The survey looks at how well city governments use information technology in improving and delivering basic services, managing budgets, providing public safety and other areas.

11/19/2010
Metro Council Members join PRIDE INC to celebrate Annual Seniors Thanksgiving Day Dinner
Several members of the Louisville Metro Council will continue a holiday tradition next Thursday in an effort to ensure seniors and elderly in need have a good Thanksgiving Dinner in the company of those who care.

11/19/2010
Proposed Title V Construction Permit for GE Consumer & Industrial
APCD opens a public comment period 11/19/2010, to issue a construction permit for two natural gas ovens, in accordance with Regulation 2.03, for GE Consumer & Industrial (home appliance manufacturer), 4000 Buechel Bank Road. The 30-day public comment period ends 12/20/2010. A public hearing may be scheduled if the District determines that there are germane, unresolved issues or substantial public interest.

11/18/2010
District 14 residents of Meadowview Drive encouraged to attend special meeting at Dixie Elementary
Councilman Bob Henderson (D-14) is encouraging residents of Meadowview Drive to attend a special meeting at Dixie Elementary Tuesday, November 30th regarding a safety issue involving school buses.

11/17/2010
“Healthy in a Hurry Corner Store” Concept Catches On
New "Healthy in a Hurry Corner Store" opens in Park Hill neighborhood.

11/17/2010
David James Sworn in as Councilman for District 6
Surrounded by family, friends and supporters, David James was officially sworn in Wednesday night as the newest member of the Louisville Metro Council serving District 6.

11/16/2010
Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing Begins Winter Hours December 5
The shorter days and cooler temperatures of winter will mean a shortened week at Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing beginning Dec. 5.

11/15/2010
Registration for adult Metro Parks basketball leagues begins today
Metro Parks will begin accepting team registrations for adult men’s basketball leagues beginning today at the Athletics office, located at the Louisville Tennis Center across from the Louisville Zoo on Trevillian Way.

11/12/2010
Proposed Title V Construction Permit for BAE Systems
APCD opens a public comment period on 11/12/2010, to issue a Title V construction permit for a new bake-off oven for BAE Systems, 163 Rochester Drive. The 30-day public comment period ends 12/14/2010. A public hearing may be scheduled if APCD determines that there are germane, unresolved issues or substantial public interest.

11/12/2010
Abramson Welcomes Miss World Back to Louisville
Mayor Jerry Abramson welcomed back home one of Greater Louisville’s own, the new reigning Miss World Alexandria Mills, and honored her with the Distinguished Citizen Award.

11/12/2010
Proposed Title V Construction Permit for Momentive Specialty Chemicals
APCD proposes to issue a Title V construction permit for to allow the installation of a carbon adsorption control device on two storage tanks for Momentive Specialty Chemicals (chemical manufacturing plant), 6200 Camp Ground Road. The 30-day public comment period starts ends 12/8/2010. A public hearing may be scheduled if APCD determines that there are germane, unresolved issues or substantial public interest.

11/12/2010
Library Begins Renovation, Construction at Shawnee Branch
An historic library is getting new life for generations to come as Mayor Jerry Abramson and Library Director Craig Buthod today broke ground on a modern addition to the Shawnee Library. The $1.3 million project also includes extensive renovation of the original structure.

11/11/2010
A Holiday Gift to Pet Owners: Licensing Late Fees Waived!
In the spirit of the upcoming holiday season, Metro Animal Services (MAS) is giving pets and their owners a gift: MAS is waiving the licensing late fees for cats, dogs and ferrets whose licenses have either lapsed or have never been purchased. Late fees can range from $17.64 for altered animals to $30.12 for unaltered animals. Waiving these fees will save pet owners money and is an opportunity not to be missed!

11/10/2010
Flood to welcome Santa and District 24 to “Light Up Okolona”
A holiday tradition returns to Metro Louisville when Councilwoman Madonna Flood and Okolona Business and Professional Association President Greg Scheller greet Santa Claus for the start of the Holiday Season at Light Up Okolona on November 19th

11/10/2010
Marathon Runner to Honor Veterans
In commemoration of Veterans Day, Louisville resident Brad Alsop will run 26.2 miles while flying a 5 by 8 foot American flag as part of the 5th annual Patriots Peace Marathon.

11/10/2010
Jefferson County Sheriff John Aubrey featured guest for November District 12 Dialogue
Jefferson County Sheriff John Aubrey will be on hand for the next District 12 Dialogue in November to talk with residents about the importance of the office and explain its operation in Metro Government.

11/9/2010
Henderson encourages residents to help the Boy Scouts help Community Ministries
Boy Scouts throughout Metro Louisville have two busy Saturdays ahead. This coming Saturday, they will hand out reminders about a special food collection drive on the following Saturday to help Community Ministries in the community.

11/9/2010
Brightside awards neighborhood and civic groups with NatureScape beautification grants
New community gardens, an urban orchard and an outdoor classroom will be springing to life around Louisville. Mayor Jerry Abramson today awarded Brightside NatureScape grants to seven organizations including schools, a nonprofit youth organization and a university for a variety of community garden and tree planting projects.

11/9/2010
Board of Water Works Approves 2011 Budget
Louisville Water Company’s Board of Water Works approved the company’s 2011 budget at its regular meeting November 9. As the company marks 150 years of service, this budget emphasizes investing in Louisville Water’s infrastructure to continue providing a reliable, safe supply of drinking water into the future.

11/8/2010
Welch invites residents to come out for November’s “Coffee with your Councilwoman”
Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch is once again extending an invitation to residents of District 13 to come out for “Coffee with your Councilwoman” on Saturday, November 13th.

11/8/2010
30th Annual Light Up Louisville Celebration to illuminate downtown Louisville Nov. 26
Light Up Louisville, the city’s annual holiday celebration, is turning 30 this year – and Mayor Jerry Abramson is encouraging residents to bring their families downtown the day after Thanksgiving for what is expected to be the best event yet.

11/8/2010
Ackerson to host Town Hall Meeting for residents in District 26
Councilman Brent T. Ackerson will host a Town Hall meeting for residents to provide an update on programs as well as discuss issues in the area on Saturday, November 13th.

11/6/2010
Proposed Amendments to APCD Regulations
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control Board will hold a public hearing on November 17, 2010, at 9:00 a.m. in the Board Room, 850 Barret Ave., on amendments to District Regulations 1.02 Definitions, 2.05 Prevention of Significant Deterioration, 2.08 Fees, and 2.16 Title V Operating Permits, proposed on September 15, 2010. Please note that the time for this hearng has been changed to 9:00 am.

11/5/2010
Proposed Agreed Board Order with Eckart America Corporation
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control Board will hold a public hearing on November 17, 2010 on a proposed Agreed Board Order with Eckart America Corporation. Eckart is alleged to have violated District Regulation 2.03 (Permit Requirements – Non Title V Construction and Operating Permits) at the facility located in Jefferson County, Kentucky.

11/4/2010
Sun Valley Health Fair set for Thursday, November 18th
Senior citizens in the Southwestern part of Jefferson County have a chance to take advantage of a special health fair provided by the Sun Valley Community Center which will get underway on Tuesday, November 16th

11/4/2010
Transportation and Public Works Committee to hold Public Hearing on Insight Franchise Agreement
The Transportation and Public Works Committee will give the public a chance to comment on the proposed Cable Franchise Agreement with Insight Kentucky Partners on Wednesday, November 10th.

11/2/2010
Proposed Construction Permit for Lubrizol Advanced Materials
APCD proposes to issue a construction permit to Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc. (synthetic rubber manufacturing plant), 4200 Bells Lane, in accordance with Regulation 2.16. The 30 day public comment period starts November 3, 2010 and ends December 3, 2010.

11/1/2010
District 12 "Coffee with your Councilman" set for Saturday November 6th
Councilman Rick Blackwell is once again inviting residents of District 12 to come out for “Coffee with your Councilman” this Saturday, November 6th.

10/29/2010
Welch invites residents of District 13 to enjoy “Alternative Halloween Family Weekend”
As hundreds of special ghouls and goblins get ready to celebrate Halloween, Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch is encouraging families to come out for some special alternative fun in District 13 for trick or treat night.

10/29/2010
Community Affairs Committee updated on delinquent property owner efforts by Codes and Regulations
Members of the Louisville Metro Council’s Community Affairs Committee were given an update Wednesday on how effective an ad published in the Courier Journal in September has been in focusing attention on delinquent property owners.

10/28/2010
Four Small Businesses Awarded City Loans
Four local businesses received small-business loans from Louisville Metro Government, including a new indoor karting venue and improvements to a new location of The Comfy Cow—the old Genny’s Diner and the house west of it on Frankfort Avenue.

10/28/2010
Louisville Water Recognized for Excellent Utility Management
Louisville Water Recognized for Excellent Utility Management

10/28/2010
Louisville Metro Credit Rating Among Nation's Best
Louisville Metro Government has among the nation’s best credit ratings for city governments based on reports released this week by the top three Wall Street credit rating agencies, Mayor Jerry Abramson announced today.

10/27/2010
Councilman Hawkins encourages parents to review Sex Offender Registry prior to Halloween
Metro Councilman Doug Hawkins (District 25) will be holding a press conference on Thursday, October 28 at 10:00 a.m. in a field located at 6501 Hackel Drive. This location was chosen because there are 29 registered sex offenders living in adjacent apartments.

10/27/2010
Mayor Declares City Ready for Winter
When the first snowflakes of the season begin to fall in Louisville, the city’s nearly 300 member Snow Team is ready to take action, Mayor Jerry Abramson announced today.

10/27/2010
OConnell presents check to MADD
Mike O’Connell, Jefferson County Attorney, today presented a check for $10,000 to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). The check is a portion of the fee paid by participants in the County Attorney’s DUI Diversion Program, a first offense program for adult DUI offenders.

10/27/2010
Community Affairs Committee to be updated on delinquent property owners
Members of the Louisville Metro Council’s Community Affairs Committee will receive an update on delinquent property owners from James Mims, Director of Codes and Regulations during their regular meeting on Wednesday, October 27th.

10/26/2010
Registration Underway for Run Run Rudolph 5K Race
Fitness, competition and holiday cheer will be in the air the day after Thanksgiving, as the city will host the 2nd annual Run Run Rudolph 5K run/walk through the streets of downtown Louisville.

10/26/2010
Louisville Tie sales benefit Brightside
Mayor and Local Retailer Parallel 38 Unveil 2010 Louisville Metro Tie to Benefit Brightside

10/25/2010
Water Works Exhibit Opens at Frazier International History Museum
Water Works Exhibit at Frazier International History Museum

10/25/2010
Louisville Metro Offers New Mobile Apps
The new “Louisville Mobile” app can now be downloaded from both the iPhone store and Android store and includes the city’s top stories, news, events, restaurant inspection scores and a feature that allows you to find things to do at local Metro Park’s by location and feature.

10/25/2010
Fight Identity Theft With A Free Shredding Event Saturday
Mayor Jerry Abramson is urging citizens to protect themselves from identity theft with a free shredding event this Saturday, October 30, 2010. The event will be held at 1032 Phillips Lane, across from the Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

10/25/2010
Councilmen Robin Engel and Stuart Benson to Participate in Chick-fil-A Grand Opening Ceremony
Councilman Stuart Benson (District 20) and Councilman Robin Engel (District 22) along with members of the Fern Creek Community Association and Chamber of Commerce will participate in a Grand Opening Ceremony for the new Chick-fil-A store located at the Glenmary Kohls Shopping Center (7901 Bardstown Rd. & Brentlinger Ln.)

10/25/2010
Councilman Johnson invites District 21 to coffee on Saturday
Metro Councilman Dan Johnson is once again inviting residents of District 21 to come out and join him for a cup of coffee on Saturday, October 20th beginning at 8:30am.

10/22/2010
Henderson and Blackwell encourage public turnout for next Southwest Regional Library meeting
Metro Council members Bob Henderson (D-14) and Rick Blackwell (D-12) are encouraging the public, specifically students, teachers and parents, to come out for a very important meeting on the proposed Southwest Regional Library

10/21/2010
Ward-Pugh Participates in Community Leadership Conference
Ward-Pugh to highlight Clifton’s Billy Goat Hill Community Garden during Community Leadership Institute Conference

10/21/2010
Mayor Abramson opens new cyclocross course at Eva Bandman Park
Where some may have simply seen empty public space, Mayor Jerry Abramson, Metro Parks officials and USA Cycling had a different vision for River Road’s Eva Bandman Park.

10/21/2010
The Louisville Metro Council remembers the late Cyril Allgeier
Members of the Metro Council extend their condolences to the family of the late Cyril Allgeier, a former Alderman of the City of Louisville of the Fourth Ward and a founding member of the Louisville Metro Council representing District 10.

10/20/2010
Mayor Breaks Ground on New Fairdale Library
With the powerful punch of a bulldozer, Mayor Jerry Abramson and library officials today broke ground on Louisville’s newest library in Fairdale in Southwest Louisville.

10/19/2010
AMEN Project to Hold Its First Graduation
The African American Male Empowerment Network (AMEN), a project of the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness, will hold its first graduation on Thursday, October 21 at 7:00 p.m. at the Chestnut Street YMCA located at 930 W. Chestnut St.

10/19/2010
Mayor, Congressman Launch Home Ownership at Liberty Green
A unique style of urban living, seen in major cities like Chicago and Washington, D.C., is coming to east downtown Louisville through a new mixed use development called The EDGE at Liberty Green.

10/19/2010
Metro Parks Community Centers hosting a plethora of Halloween-related activities
A full slate of Halloween fun is in store at several of Metro Parks community centers located throughout the Louisville area next week, with many planning free parties or events for local children.

10/18/2010
Louisville Energy Program to Save City $13.5 Million
Energy efficient facility improvements at 24 city buildings in Louisville, KY, are expected to save the city more than $13 million in energy costs over 15 years, the city announced today. The comprehensive energy program is also expected to support the local economy through the creation of more than 80 jobs and $10 million in community spending.

10/18/2010
Abramson Hosts Final YMCA Thanksgiving Breakfast at KFC Yum! Center
The YMCA Mayor’s Community Thanksgiving Breakfast will celebrate its 20th year, while also paying tribute and thanks to longtime Mayor Jerry Abramson. The event will take place on Tuesday, November 23 on the floor of KFC Yum! Center in downtown Louisville.

10/18/2010
California Community Center to unveil special portrait of late Councilman George Unseld
A special unveiling will be held at the California Community Center on Saturday, October 23rd. Residents of the area will get their first look at a last tribute to the late Councilman George Unseld.

10/18/2010
Louisville Water Company Celebrates 150 Years
Louisville Water Company hosts Open House. Public enjoys free activities Saturday, October 16, 2010 from 10 am-2 pm

10/15/2010
Adventures in Water Festival
Adventures in Water Festival

10/15/2010
Mayor joined by Unseld, McAnulty families to dedicate Central Park tennis complex
Two of Louisville’s most visionary African-American leaders were honored today with a dedication of an upgraded tennis court complex in Old Louisville’s Central Park.

10/15/2010
Mayor, Leaders Turn Up Heat on Education
Mayor Jerry Abramson, education, business and civic leaders today announced the formation of a new public-private partnership that will focus on dramatically increasing the number of people in Louisville with college degrees by 2020.

10/14/2010
Fans Should Plan Ahead for Events at KFC Yum! Center
Fans heading to concerts and ballgames at the new KFC Yum! Center on Louisville’s waterfront should plan ahead to ensure a smooth trip, city and arena officials said.

10/12/2010
Abramson Announces Free Junk Drop-off Day, Sunday October 17
Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced details of the city’s free, semi-annual bulk waste and junk drop-off collection day to help residents with fall cleanups in their homes and neighborhoods.

10/12/2010
Improved Riverview Park Open After Phase 1 Development
Boaters are flocking to a new boat ramp, and children are climbing, sliding, rocking and rolling through the brightly colored playground -- following completion of the first phase of a major transformation at Riverview Park in southwest Louisville.

10/12/2010
Members of Jefferson County Delegation invited to October District 12 Dialogue
Members of the Louisville Jefferson County Legislative Delegation have been invited by Councilman Rick Blackwell to the next District 12 Dialogue set for Tuesday, October 19th at the Southwest Government Center.

10/11/2010
Tandy hosts Willie B. Bright Community BBQ on Saturday, Oct. 16th
Councilman David Tandy is issuing an invitation to residents of District 4 and the California neighborhood for a very special and traditional event: the Willie B. Bright Barbeque

10/11/2010
Hamilton announces public meeting for next phase of the West Market Street Corridor Project
As the West Market Street Corridor Project moves forward, the public will get another chance to review and comment on the design work now under consideration. It is the subject of an important public meeting set for Tuesday, October 19th.

10/11/2010
City of St. Matthews Announces Reinstatement of Quiet Zone
St. Matthews Mayor Bernie Bowling and other St. Matthews officials along with Metro Councilman Ken Fleming (District 7), and Richlawn Mayor Sandy Banta are happy to announce the reinstatement of the St. Matthews Quiet Zone and the end of loud train whistles for the businesses and neighbors living in the area.

10/11/2010
Metro Parks hosting open house meeting to plan for corridor refinement of Louisville Loop
While construction along the southwest section of the Louisville Loop has progressed, the city of Louisville is seeking to make enhancements to the shared-use trail recreational enthusiasts of all types can enjoy.

10/8/2010
Proposed Title V Construction Permit for Brown-Forman Cooperage
APCD proposes to issue a Title V construction permit for Brown-Forman Cooperage

10/8/2010
WorkNow Kentucky Provides 800 Jobs
The success of the WorkNow Kentucky program in providing summer jobs for Kentucky’s disadvantaged youth and adults with children can’t be measured only by the number of people employed this summer. Behind each of those 814 young residents in Jefferson and Bullitt counties who participated in the program, there is a story that resonates about how important the work experience was to each individual.

10/8/2010
Proposed Construction Permit for Kosmos Cement Company
APCD opens a public comment period for a construction permit for Kosmos Cement Corporation

10/8/2010
Councilmen Engel and Benson to Participate in Public Meeting for Charlie Vettiner Park, and Mahoney
Metro Council Members Robin Engel (District 22) and Stuart Benson (District 20) will participate in two public meetings hosted by Metro Parks on Monday, October 11th to discuss future plans for Charlie Vettiner Park and the 95-acre Mahoney Property, which was purchased by Metro Parks in 2007. The meetings will take place at Farmer Elementary School (6405 Gelhaus Lane) just north of the Gene Snyder/Billtown Road interchange.

10/7/2010
Kentucky School Garden Week
Ward-Pugh encourages everyone to get involved during Kentucky School Garden week - October 10th through 16th.

10/7/2010
Mayor’s Hike coming to Jefferson Memorial Forest Oct. 16
The sixth annual Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Hike takes place at Jefferson Memorial Forest Saturday, October 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come out and get your pumpkins, take a hay ride, and hike through the forest at the height of fall color.

10/7/2010
Eva Bandman Park to be closed through Oct. 20
Eva Bandman Park, located along River Road east of downtown Louisville, will be closed beginning at 5 p.m. today through October 20 as crews put the finishing touches on Louisville’s new cyclo-cross course.

10/7/2010
Additional $5,000 Reward Being Offered for Hope's Case
Reward for information leading to arrest of those who threw 'Hope' the Border collie from a car on I-65 last week increased from $2500 to $7500 thanks to anonymous donor.

10/7/2010
Homeland Security Secretary Tours Louisville's MetroSafe Operation
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano today toured Louisville’s MetroSafe emergency response and communications facility.

10/7/2010
Welch joins Mayor as sponsor of Healthy Hometown Hike
With a beautiful fall backdrop in the Jefferson Memorial Forest, Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13) is encouraging everyone to get out and enjoy the scenery during the Mayor’s Sixth Annual Healthy Hometown Hike on Saturday, October 16th

10/6/2010
Engel to hold Press Conference outlining Second Sunday Event
Councilman Robin Engel (District 22) will hold a press conference to outline plans for the upcoming Second Sunday Health Initiative, which is coming to Louisville on Sunday, October 10, 2010. This initiative celebrates the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s Physical Activity Day through various family based games, activitis and entertainment along with educational booths and healthy foods in hopes of helping adults and youth make a commitment to healthy lifestyle changes.

10/5/2010
Southwest Community Festival celebrates 25 years on Saturday, Oct. 9th
When it began in 1985, no one really knew how successful the Southwest Community Festival would be as a regional event. Now, in 2010 the Festival has grown into one of the biggest community events in Louisville, drawing over 25,000 people. This year it is bigger and better than ever.

10/5/2010
Slugger Field Flu Clinic Sunday
The Slugger Field Flu Shot Clinic will be held Sunday October 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 401 E. Main St. There will be plenty of free parking. No appointments are necessary.

10/4/2010
Louisville Metro Government seeking tree for Light Up Louisville
One person’s tree could become a community treasure during this holiday season in Louisville!

10/4/2010
Metro Councilman Kramer to host NLC Technology and Communications Committee
Louisville, KY; Metro Councilman Kevin Kramer (District 11) will host elected officials from throughout the United States as the National League of City’s Information Technology and Communications Committee travels to Louisville for their annual fall meeting. The meetings start Thursday, September 30 and will conclude on October 2, 2010. Representatives from 15 cities will participate in the meetings, which will take place at the JAVS Lab at the University of Louisville’s Business College.

10/1/2010
Yarmuth, Abramson Announce $6 Million Federal Grant For Police
Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-3), Mayor Jerry Abramson, and Chief Robert White announced that the Louisville Metro Police Department will receive more than $6 million from the Department of Justice’s Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) hiring program. The funding will help LMPD hire 32 officers, making the LMPD’s force the largest it has ever been.

10/1/2010
Mayor Announces Upgrades for West Louisville’s Algonquin Park
Mayor Jerry Abramson, Third District Councilwoman Mary Woolridge and Metro Parks officials gathered at Algonquin Park in west Louisville today to announce $880,000 in improvements to the 16-acre park, located at Cypress Street and Burwell Avenue.

10/1/2010
Southwest Dream Team to join Welch for October’s “Coffee with your Councilwoman”
The Southwest Dream Team is focused on promoting the healthy growth of businesses in southwest Jefferson County. “That is the reason why I have invited this group to be part of my next Coffee with your Councilwoman so everyone can learn about their efforts,” says Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13).

10/1/2010
Butler and Johnson sponsor S.P.O.T. Clinics for pet owners
Metro Council members Marianne Butler (D-15) and Dan Johnson (D-21) are offering two easy ways for pet owners to get their pet licensed and at the same time make sure necessary vaccinations are update.

10/1/2010
Woolridge to attend groundbreaking for new Community playground at Cane Run Elementary
Metro Councilwoman Mary C. Woolridge (D-3) will join the Community Business Partners for a very special groundbreaking at Cane Run Elementary on Tuesday, October 5th. The groundbreaking is for a new community playground

10/1/2010
Waverly Park Road to be closed from Oct. 4-15 for construction, paving
West Louisville’s Waverly Park will be closed from Monday, Oct. 4 through Friday, Oct. 15 as crews repave and make drainage improvements along Waverly Park Road, which bisects much of the 300-acre park.

9/30/2010
Public meetings on Charlie Vettiner Park, Mahoney Property master plans October 11
Metro Parks will host two public meetings on Monday, October 11, to discuss future plans for Charlie Vettiner Park and the 95-acre Mahoney Property, which was purchased by Metro Parks in 2007. The meetings will take place at Farmer Elementary School, 6405 Gelhaus Lane, just north of the Gene Snyder/Billtown Road interchange.

9/28/2010
Ground Broken for Playground for Children With Disabilities in Shawnee Park
Several years ago, Mitchell Barnes expressed the wish to be able to play alongside other kids his age in a playground. However, his condition – Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy – made going to a conventional playground extremely difficult, if not impossible.

9/28/2010
Woolridge announces District 3 Healthy Living Expo set for October 5th
Metro Councilwoman Mary C. Woolridge announces a first of its kind free event for residents of District 3. It’s an opportunity to receive free health information and at the same time talk over issues with Woolridge and representatives of Metro Government.

9/28/2010
Public Health & Wellness Announces School Immunization Schedule
The Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will provide free immunizations at Jefferson County Public schools where 80% or more of the students are on free or reduced-price lunch beginning Tuesday, September 28.

9/28/2010
District 12 "Coffee with your Councilman" set for October 2nd
With fall finally here and cooler temperatures hopefully on the way, Metro Councilman Rick Blackwell is issuing an invitation to residents of District 12 to come and talk about an idea or suggestion over a cup of coffee.

9/28/2010
Online survey launched for future Otter Creek Outdoor Recreation Area
FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources launched an online survey this week to gain public input as it plans for future uses of the Otter Creek Outdoor Recreation Area in Meade County. The survey will remain open until Oct. 15.

9/27/2010
Metro Councilman Hawkins to Host Responsible Dog Ownership Day
Councilman Doug Hawkins (District 25) and The Louisville Kennel Club will host a rabies, license and microchip clinic on Saturday, September 25th. The clinic will be held at Jefferson Community and Technical College, Southwest Campus (1000 Community College Drive) from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

9/27/2010
October is "Golftober" at Metro Parks Courses With Family Golfing Package
While the temperatures outside are finally cooling off, Metro Parks is heating up this fall by offering an affordable family golfing package at its nine golf courses during October weekends.

9/24/2010
Summer Jobs Program Focused On Clearing Neglected Properties Ends With Success
More than 90 young adult workers, ranging in age from 18 to 24, gained job experience and earned a steady paycheck this summer, while helping the city tackle maintenance on a mounting list of overgrown and abandoned lots. The youth workers mowed and cleaned 1, 544 individual properties city-wide during the program, which began July 6 and ended September 17. Crews also cleaned up 33 via duct areas on roadways, cut grass and picked up litter over a three mile area that included the bike trail along Beargrass Creek, the Riverwalk and the Portland Wharf. “I’ve heard nothing but praise for the young men and women who were involved in this program and the excellent job they did this summer,” said Mayor Jerry Abramson. “I’m glad we created the opportunity to put these young adults to work and helped ease the on-going problem of maintaining abandoned and neglected properties in Louisville.”

9/24/2010
New “Healthy in a Hurry” Store Opens in Shawnee
According to a 2009 survey of more than 6,000 homes, people living in the Shawnee Neighborhood said they would eat more fruits and vegetables if stores in the neighborhood offered them. Thanks to funding from a Community Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) grant awarded to the Healthy Hometown Movement, fruits and vegetables will now be readily available.

9/24/2010
Ward-Pugh seeks volunteers to help with No. 9 Pink Out
Metro Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh is seeking volunteers who would like to help focus some attention on October as Breast Cancer Awareness month with the No. 9 Pink Out.

9/23/2010
Drought Does Not Impact Louisville Water Company Supply
Louisville Water Company supply is not impacted by the drought.

9/23/2010
Metro Councilman Engel to Host S.P.OT. Rabies, License and Microchip Clinic
Councilman Robin Engel (District 22) and The Louisville Metro Animal Services’ S.P.O.T. (Stop Pet Overpopulation Today) mobile unit will set-up for a rabies, license and microchip clinic on Monday, October 4, from 3:00p.m. – 7:00 p.m. The clinic will be held at The Fern Creek Community Center, 6104 Bardstown Road.

9/22/2010
Delinquent Property owners list to be published on Thursday
On Thursday, September 23rd a list of 263 names of people and businesses will be formally published in the Courier Journal representing $17.801.068 owed Metro Government in fines for code violations.

9/22/2010
Town Hall to Address Mental Health Issues Among African Americans
A town hall meeting designed to overcome the stigma of seeking treatment for mental health issues, particularly among African Americans, will be held Tuesday September 28 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Bates Memorial Baptist Church located at 620 E. Lampton St. The event is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

9/22/2010
Metro Councilman Heiner to Host Dedication Ceremony and Meeting on Future of Miles Park
On Saturday, September 25 at 9:30 a.m. Metro Councilman Hal Heiner (District 19) will host a dedication ceremony and a community meeting on the future of Miles Park, located at 15712 Shelbyville Road.

9/21/2010
Louisville One of the Best Communities for Young People
The efforts of Louisville civic and community leaders were honored today when America’s Promise Alliance, the nation’s largest partnership organization dedicated to youth and children, announced the city had been named a winner of the Alliance’s 100 Best Communities for Young People (100 Best) competition presented by ING.

9/21/2010
Historic Locust Grove Announces Sept. 26 Fall Antiques Fair
For 31 years Locust Grove’s twice yearly antiques fair has offered antiques for the collector and for the general public. 90 professional antique dealers will be set up on the beautiful grounds of Locust Grove offering formal and American country antiques, silver, porcelain, jewelry, art and more. There’s also a tasty selection of food and drinks available.

9/21/2010
Public Health and Wellness Launches Texting Campaign to Curb Teen Smoking
The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness today unveiled a new program that helps teens stop smoking by means of a device that most of them use each day – their cell phone

9/20/2010
Proposed Board Order for Texas Gas Transmission
Notice of public comment period proposed board order and NOx RACT plan for Texas Gas Transmission

9/20/2010
Air Quality Alert for Tuesday, September 21
The air quality is expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups.

9/18/2010
Proposed Amendment to APCD Regulations
Notice of informal comment period and public hearing for proposed new versions of APCD regulations 1.02, 2.05, 2.08, and 2.16

9/17/2010
Air Quality Alert for Saturday, September 18
The air quality is expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups.

9/16/2010
Green to participate in National Constitution Day with District 1 Elementary Schools
This Friday, Councilwoman Judith Green (D-1) along with fifth graders in Metro Louisville will join other schools across country and participate in National Constitution Day. The educational event is an effort to continue the focus on one of the most important documents in the history of the United States of America.

9/16/2010
Hollowell schedules Friday clean up of Fourth Street alley of abandoned properties
Councilman Deonte Hollowell (I-6) has scheduled a clean up on Friday, September 17th at 10:00 am and requested Dismas Charities do cleaning and removal of junk and trash along a problem area of the district.

9/16/2010
Metro Councilmen to Host Booth at 2010 Gaslight Festival
Metro Councilmen Stuart Benson (District 20), Kevin Kramer (District 11), Jon Ackerson (District 18) and Robin Engel (District 22) encourage visitors of the Gaslight Festival to stop by their booth (located near the corner of Watterson Trail and Taylorsville Road) and meet their Metro Councilman.

9/15/2010
Ward-Pugh hosts Ninth District Community Forum in Sept.
Ninth District residents will have a chance to learn what’s going on with Metro Parks, Metro Police, Building Code Enforcement and issues involving planning and zoning when Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh hosts the annual Fall Community Forum on September 28th.

9/15/2010
Beargrass Creek Greenway cleanup to commemorate National Public Lands Day
To commemorate National Public Lands Day, the Natural Areas division of Metro Parks, Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana and Metro Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh are hosting a volunteer event at the Beargrass Creek Greenway at Irish Hill on Saturday, September 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

9/15/2010
Tony Lindauer invited to September District 12 Dialogue
Jefferson County’s Property Valuation Administrator, Tony Lindauer will be on hand as the featured guest for September’s District 12 Dialogue set for Tuesday, September 21st at 7:00pm.

9/14/2010
Proposed Title V Operating Permit for University of Louisville
APCD opens a public comment period for an operating permit for the University of Louisville

9/14/2010
Welch sponsors District 13 Health Expo for residents during 80th Fairdale Community Fair
In an effort to combat high rates of obesity, cancer and heart disease in District 13, Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch is once again sponsoring an event that could save lives and help many live longer.

9/13/2010
Abramson and Yarmuth Announce $1.2 Million in Funding for Louisville Library
The Louisville Free Public Library will soon offer expanded access to technology and the Internet as the result of $1.2 million in grants.

9/13/2010
Councilman Peden to host 7th Annual McNeely Lake Cleanup
Councilman James Peden will host the 7th Annual McNeely Lake Cleanup on Saturday, September 18th. The cleanup will start at 9:00 a.m. and will last approximately three hours

9/10/2010
Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing to celebrate “100 Years On The Ohio”
Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing will celebrate “100 Years On the Ohio” with a historical timeline event representing the years 1765—1865 on Saturday, September 18 and Sunday, September 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors to the site will see historical re-enactors demonstrating the tools, weaponry, clothing, pastimes and cooking of the various periods represented. Admission to the site is $6 for adults; $5 for seniors; and $3 for children per day.

9/10/2010
Councilwoman Green invites residents of Elliott Park to come out for a 15 year reunion
One of Louisville’s newer neighborhoods has a very special event come up on Saturday, September 11th as a way to remember good times and look ahead to the future. "I want to encourage everyone who holds a special place in their heart for Elliott Park to come out for their 15th Year Reunion,” says Councilwoman Judith Green (D-1)

9/8/2010
Local photographers to be honored with Molly Leonard awards on Saturday, September 11th
It is an adage which still has significant meaning in the 21st Century: a picture says a thousand words. Those who have been able to capture snapshots of Louisville’s history and culture will be honored on Saturday, September 11th during the District 5 Community Celebration.

9/8/2010
Metro Parks, Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin hosting final master planning meeting for Petersburg Park
The master planning process for Petersburg Park in the Newburg neighborhood will conclude with a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, September 20, at the Newburg Branch Library, 4800 Exeter Avenue.

9/8/2010
Improvements Underway on LaGrange Road near Interstate 265
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet advises motorists in Jefferson and Oldham counties to be aware of construction on KY 146 (LaGrange Road) near Interstate 265. The exit ramp from northbound I-265 is being widened to accommodate a dual right turning lane onto KY 146. The construction also includes improvements at the intersection of KY 146 and Chamberlain Lane/Factory Lane with the addition of some new turning lanes and lengthening some existing turning lanes. “LaGrange Road is a heavily traveled road due to the industry in the area, which includes the Ford Assembly Plant on Chamberlain Lane,” said Matt Bullock, Chief District Engineer for the Department of Highways Louisville District. “Traffic delays in this area often back up onto northbound I-265. This project will improve the traffic flow along LaGrange Road between I-265 and the commercial entrance at Spring Station Road.” The left turn lane on westbound KY 146 at the entrance ramp for southbound I-265 will be lengthened to increase storage capacity of vehicles. On eastbound KY 146, the left turn lane onto Chamberlain Lane and the right turn lane onto Spring Station Road will also be extended.

9/7/2010
Legendary Band The Monarchs To Play Iroquois Amphitheater Sept. 12
The Monarchs, best known as “Louisville’s Music Ambassadors” and a band celebrating its 50th anniversary during 2010, will perform a free concert at the Iroquois Amphitheater on Sunday, September 12, beginning at 5 p.m.

9/7/2010
Mayor, Congressman, Chief Unveil New Fire Boat
Mayor Jerry Abramson, Louisville Fire Chief Greg Frederick and U.S. Representative John Yarmuth, (KY-3) this morning unveiled the Louisville Fire Department’s new Fire and Rescue Boat.

9/7/2010
Louisville Health Director Leaving for New Post
Dr. Adewale Troutman, hired as Louisville’s public health director in 2003 by Mayor Jerry Abramson to help raise the bar on health and wellness, has accepted a new post at the University of South Florida’s College of Public Health in Tampa.

9/7/2010
Ward-Pugh invites community out to the September Art Fair at the Mellwood Art Center
Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh (D-9) is inviting everyone to come see a little art in September as the Mellwood Art Center hosts its annual September Art Fair on Saturday, September 11th and Sunday, September 12th.

9/7/2010
Metro Council asks everyone to get out and support the 2010 Freedom Walk on Sunday, September 12th
IThunder Over Louisville' American flag will be carried 1.5 miles to show support for the men and women who are currently serving in America’s military as part of the 2010 Freedom Walk.

9/7/2010
Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center re-opens for business today
The Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center, which has been closed for the past three weeks for renovations and planned maintenance, has re-opened today. While the main pool is open, the warm water therapy pool will remain closed to patrons through the rest of the year. Metro Parks continues to make improvements to the center, which includes a new roof, a brand new exercise room and newly renovated weight and locker rooms. Metro Parks is planning to host fitness classes in the new exercise room. About the Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center: Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center is located at 201 Reservoir Road in Crescent Hill Park. The facility features an Olympic pool that offers lap swimming, water exercise and swim lessons; a therapy pool; and a fitness center with Cybex, free weight and cardio equipment. Regular hours are Monday to Friday from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

9/3/2010
"Close Encounters" to be re-shown at Iroquois Amphitheater September 25
The sci-fi classic “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” which was to be shown as part of the Iroquois Amphitheater’s free Monday Movie Series August 23, has been rescheduled for Saturday, September 25 at 8 p.m.

9/3/2010
Metro Council members file resolution against tolls on existing bridges in Metro Louisville
On Friday, several members of the Metro Council filed a resolution in opposition to the placing of tolls on any existing infrastructure, such as a bridge or highway, in the Metro Louisville area.

9/2/2010
METCO Awards Loans to Four Small Businesses
Four Small Businesses Awarded City Loans; Loans will allow companies to expand and improve

9/2/2010
Louisville Wins Appeal of Disaster Claim from 2009 Ice Storm
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has agreed to reimburse the City of Louisville for more than $3.2 million in previously rejected costs related to the massive debris-clearing effort following the devastating ice storm of January 2009.

9/2/2010
Public Health & Wellness Announces Flu Immunization Plans
The Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will hold walk-in flu immunization clinics at fire houses and other sites throughout the community beginning September 9.

9/1/2010
City Website Honored With National “Best Of the Web” Award
Metro Government’s website, louisvilleky.gov, earned second place honors in the City Portal Category, just behind first place finisher, Boston in the Center for Digital Government's Best of the Web Awards.

9/1/2010
Mayor Helps Break Ground on New Clubhouse at Charlie Vettiner Golf Course
Charlie Vettiner Golf Course, located on Mary Dell Lane in eastern Louisville, has long been considered one of the jewels of the Metro Parks golf system.

9/1/2010
“Movies under the Stars” calls it a wrap with Momma Mia!
“Movies under the Stars” concludes its 2010 season with a romantic comedy based on the songs of the hit rock group ABBA. “Momma Mia!” with Meryl Strep, Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth will help finish up a successful season of free movies at returns to the Iroquois Amphitheatre on Saturday, September 11th.

9/1/2010
Tandy partners with sports figures and professionals so that “Stars Shine on Our Youth”
Councilman David Tandy (D-4) is encouraging local youth, including high school players and cheerleaders, from area sports teams to participate in “Stars Shine on Our Youth” on Saturday, September 4th, beginning at 11:00 a.m. in the Kentucky Derby Museum.

8/31/2010
Ward-Pugh hosts 11th Annual Back To School Block Party
The first few weeks of a new school year can be rather hectic for children and their parents and sometimes it never hurts to take a break and have a little fun. So Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh (D-9) is providing the chance for the fun.

8/31/2010
YOU Center Opens New Facility
Young adults in the Greater Louisville area now have a more convenient, accessible location to get help completing their GEDs, to find financial assistance for occupation training or to begin job searches with the opening of the Youth Opportunities Unlimited (YOU Center), at its new location at 510 West Broadway,

8/31/2010
Air Quality Alert for Wednesday, September 1
The air quality is expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups.

8/31/2010
Councilwoman Welch asks MSD to come out for September’s “Coffee with your Councilwoman”
Representatives of the Metropolitan Sewer District will join Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch for her District 13’s “Coffee with your Councilwoman” on Saturday, September 11th.

8/30/2010
Louisville Rated Top 10 for Business Growth
Top Economic Development Magazine Rates Louisville In Top 10 for Business Growth, Low Cost of Living. Louisville is ranked high among major U.S. cities for its potential for economic growth and low cost of living by a leading national business publication.

8/30/2010
Shanklin Announces 2010 Newburg Festival set for this coming weekend
It is a coming home celebration for one of Metro Louisville’s most established neighborhoods. Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin (D-2) announces this year’s “Newburg Festival” will get underway this coming Friday, September 3rd though Sunday, September 5th.

8/30/2010
Metro Parks sponsoring Punt Pass and Kick Competition
Metro Parks will host a local qualifier for the national Punt Pass and Kick Competition at Louisville Champions Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 25.

8/29/2010
Hollowell to host public meeting on Brook and 1st Streets changes on Monday
Councilman Deonte Hollowell (I-6) will conduct an important public meeting that could have an impact on traffic in the Old Louisville area involving the conversion of Brook and 1st Streets from one way to two way.

8/27/2010
District 12 “Coffee with your Councilman” set for Saturday, September 4th
With summer winding down and school back in session, Councilman Rick Blackwell is offering residents of District 12 the chance to come out, have a cup of coffee and talk issues on Saturday, September 4th.

8/27/2010
Green and Tandy honor educator Abby Hughes Fife
On Thursday night, the Louisville Metro Council took a moment to remember the work of the late Abby Hughes Fife, who was an educator in the Jefferson County Public School System for 39 years.

8/27/2010
Green to join special guests for Sister Visitor Center “Open House” on Sunday August 29th
Councilwoman Judith Green (D-1) will join a host of special guests and volunteers on Sunday, August 29th for the official “Open House” of the Sister Visitor Center on Market Street to continue its work for the needy and disadvantaged in the area.

8/26/2010
Hollowell invites community to California Neighborhood Reunion Day set for California Park
One of Louisville beloved neighborhoods will once again hold a traditional celebration as a way of showing pride and tradition this Saturday, August 28th. Councilman Deonte Hollowell (I-6) and the California Neighborhood Association invite everyone to California Reunion Day at California Park.

8/26/2010
Parks to be closed to vehicle, boat access in cooperation with Ford Ironman Triathlon
Several Metro Parks along the River Road corridor will be closed to vehicle and boat access during the Ford Ironman Triathlon on Sunday, August 29.

8/25/2010
Louisville’s Newest Sprayground Opens in Petersburg Park
Louisville’s newest sprayground at Petersburg Park is the fourth to open this year and will be matched by four new facilities next year under a Metro Parks Aquatics Plan.

8/25/2010
District 11, 20 & 22 Metro Council members to Host Mobile Mammography Clinic
Councilmen Kevin Kramer (District 11), Stuart Benson (District 20) and Robin Engel (District 22) in conjunction 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. The clinic will be conducted at the Glenridge Health Campus (6415 Calm River Way) between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 1, 2010.

8/24/2010
Green encourages District 1 youth to apply for this year’s Black Achievers program
Councilwoman Judith Green is sending out a call to students in District 1 who would like an opportunity to pursue career choices in a wide variety of interests as part of the Chestnut YMCA Black Achievers program

8/23/2010
Proposed Title V Construction Permit for Kosmos Cement
APCD opens a public comment period for a construction permit for Kosmos Cement Company (Portland Cement ManufacturerP

8/23/2010
President Owen announces refurbishing work to begin on main public entrance to Metro Hall
Metro Council President Tom Owen (D-8) is announcing a major effort will soon get underway to bring a section of Historic City Hall back to life. The project will restore the main entrance to the building from Sixth Street

8/23/2010
Construction begins on Parklands of Floyds Fork demonstration project
Mayor Jerry Abramson and officials from 21st Century Parks were joined by local preschool children today to break ground for The Creekside Playground and Sprayground, the initial demonstration project for The Parklands of Floyds Fork.

8/20/2010
Hamilton announces Tito Puente Jr. will headline 5th Annual District 5 Community Celebration
Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D-5) is pleased to announce Latin jazz artist Tito Puente, Jr. and The Orchestra will be headlining this year’s District 5 Community Celebration on Saturday, September 11th beginning at 11:00am.

8/20/2010
WorldFest Coming Labor Day Weekend
With more than 80 languages spoken in Jefferson County Public Schools and almost half of the city’s population growth over the last 15 years coming from international residents, Louisville is more culturally diverse than ever before.

8/20/2010
Mayor's Hike and Bike Set for Labor Day
Thousands of cyclists and walkers are expected to join Mayor Jerry Abramson at the 12th Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Subway Fresh Fit Hike & Bike on Labor Day, September 6, beginning at 10 a.m. at Waterfront Park.

8/19/2010
Air Quality Alert for Friday, August 20
The air quality is expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups.

8/19/2010
Debbie Fox Wins Director of the Year Award 2010
Debbie Fox is honored as APCO Communications Center Director of the Year.

8/16/2010
Mayor, Congressman Yarmuth Announce Citywide Sidewalk Repair and Paving Projects
Mayor Jerry Abramson, along with U.S. Representative John Yarmuth, (KY-3) and Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials, announced this afternoon thousands of sidewalk and paving improvement projects taking place throughout Louisville.

8/16/2010
Mary T. Meagher Center to be closed through September 6
The Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center will be closed through September 6 for routine annual maintenance and to prepare for the installation of a new roof at the center.

8/16/2010
Flood to attend ribbon cutting for new Outer Loop business
Councilwoman Madonna Flood (D-24) will join Metro Louisville economic development officials at the formal ribbon cutting for a new McAlister Deli on the Outer Loop. The Ceremony will take place on Tuesday, August 17th at 10:00am

8/16/2010
LaGrange Road Quiet Zone Celebrated
Councilmen Stuckel and Heiner will announce the completion of a quiet zone project along LaGrange Road.

8/16/2010
Harrods Creek Bridge Opens to Traffic
A day before the 2010-2011 school year begins for Jefferson County Public Schools students, Mayor Jerry Abramson, along with state and local officials, opened the newly-renovated Harrods Creek bridge.

8/16/2010
Councilmembers Stuckel and Heiner celebrate LaGrange Quiet Zone on Monday
Councilmen Glen Stuckel and Hal Heiner will announce the completion of a quiet zone project along LaGrange Road. The announcement will include comments from leaders in adjacent neighborhoods and representatives from Metro Government

8/16/2010
Abramson, Yarmuth Announce Citywide Sidewalk and Paving Projects
Mayor Jerry Abramson, U.S. Representative John Yarmuth, (KY-3) and Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials, announced this afternoon thousands of sidewalk and paving improvement projects taking place throughout Louisville.

8/12/2010
Air Quality Alert for Friday, August 13
The air quality is expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups.

8/11/2010
Councilman Johnson says “Come out and have a cup of coffee with me.”
Councilman Dan Johnson is inviting residents of District 21 to come out on Friday, August 13 and have a cup of coffee with him beginning at 9:30am.

8/11/2010
Air Quality Alert for Wednesday, August 11 and Thursday, August 12
The air quality is expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups.

8/11/2010
Shanklin hosts Back to School party for children in District 2
Children in the Newburg and Norfolk area will get a chance to start the school year off right thanks to Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin (D-2) who will host a Back to School party on Saturday, August 14th.

8/10/2010
Councilman Ackerson hosts District 26 Picnic on Saturday, August 14th
Councilman Brent T. Ackerson is sending out an invitation to residents of District 26 to come out on Saturday, August 14th for some fun with a community picnic.

8/9/2010
Air Quality Alert for Tuesday, August 10, 2010
The air quality is expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups.

8/9/2010
Woolridge to help children in District 3 prepare for Back to School
Councilwoman Mary C. Woolridge is once again ready to help the children of District 3 get ready for another school year with a fun “Back to School” event on Wednesday, August 11th.

8/9/2010
Welch hosts " Coffee with your Councilwoman" on Saturday, August 14th
As the Louisville Metro Council focuses its attention on abandoned property and property owners, Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13) will give the public a chance to learn more about the effort when “Coffee with your Councilwoman” returns on Saturday, August 14th.

8/9/2010
Green hosts “2010 Back Pack Giveaway and Back to School Festival” on Saturday, August 14th
Councilwoman Judith Green is partnering with EON and Feed the City to provide a fun event for children who are headed back to school this month. The “2010 Back Pack Giveaway and Back to School Festival” is set for Saturday August 14th.

8/9/2010
Bridge Painting to Begin on Interstate 264
The Department of Highways District 5 Office advises motorists to be aware of impending construction on Interstate 264 (Watterson Expressway) in both directions between US 31E (Bardstown Road) and US 42 (Brownsboro Road), mile points 15.6 and 22.1. Work is scheduled to begin on Monday, August 9th to perform painting of the steel girders on six bridges located within this section of interstate.

8/9/2010
Purchase of Metro Parks property allows for Raptor Rehab expansion
The purchase of 4.25 acres of Metro Parks property will allow Raptor Rehabilitation of Kentucky to expand its program from its current facility, located on Southern Avenue off Six Mile Lane.

8/9/2010
Metro to Assist Raptor Rehabilitation with Significant Expansion
Will announce a cooperative agreement between Metro Government and Raptor Rehabilitation of Kentucky that will enable the group to expand and better serve avian wildlife of our region. There will also be an announcement of a new partnership between Raptor Rehabilitation and LG&E.

8/9/2010
Governor Announces $10 Million for Parklands of Floyds Fork
Gov. Steve Beshear and Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced a commitment of $10 million to The Parklands of Floyds Fork – a visionary project to create a new system of public parks covering approximately 4,000 acres of the Floyds Fork watershed in Jefferson County.

8/6/2010
Proposed Amendment to APCD Regulation 5.21
Notice of comment period and public hearing for a proposed new version of APCD regulation 5.21, Environmental Acceptability for Toxic Air Contaminants.

8/5/2010
Welch to be honored by NASRO for support of School Resource Officers in District 13
Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13) will be among 16 people honored by the National Association of School Resource Officers on Friday for her work with two schools and Louisville Metro Police.

8/5/2010
Green announces District 1 “Open Door Dialogues” fo rthe month of August
Since taking office Councilwoman Judith Green has made a special effort to listen to residents of District 1. So when the Councilwoman holds a town meeting, she makes sure there is easy access for those in a District which can be a geographical

8/5/2010
District 12 "Coffee with Councilman"set for August 14th
As summer rolls on, Councilman Rick Blackwell is once again ready to have a chat with anyone in District 12 who would like to come by for August’s “Coffee with your Councilman,” on Saturday the 14th.

8/4/2010
Street Rods Return to Louisville
The streets of Louisville are once again hosting hundreds of brightly colored street rods and vintage automobiles as the city welcomes back the National Street Rod Association’s (NSRA) Annual Street Rod Nationals Plus, August 5 – 8, at the Kentucky Exposition Center (KEC).

8/3/2010
Councilman Jon Ackerson to Host Town Hall Meeting
Councilman Jon Ackerson (District 18) will host a town hall meeting on August 5th at 7:00 p.m. on the UofL Shelby Campus (110 Founders Union Bldg.)

8/3/2010
City Offers Resources, Locations for Heat Relief
With dangerously high heat and humidity, citizens must take extra care to stay cool and protect their health. Heat index levels are expected to climb into the unhealthy range over the next several days, according to weather forecasters.

8/3/2010
Shrek the 3rd hits the screen for Augusts’ Movies Under the Stars at Iroquois Amphitheatre
Everyone’s favorite green ogre will appear at the Iroquois Amphitheatre with “Shrek the 3rd” as the August Movies under the Stars feature on August 14th beginning at 9:00pm.

8/3/2010
Summer Jobs Put Youth to Work Tackling Neglected Properties
More than 90 workers, ranging in age from 18 to 24, have spent nearly a month hard at work for Metro Public Works, through the WorkNow Kentucky summer jobs program.

8/2/2010
Extreme Park to be closed August 17-19 for repairs
The Louisville Extreme Park will be closed from Tuesday, August 17 to Thursday, August 19 for repairs.

8/2/2010
Several Cherokee Park roadways to be closed Wednesday-Friday
Several Cherokee Park roadways will be closed from August 4-6 for the USA Cycling Masters Road Championships.

8/2/2010
LMPD and Okolona Firefighters join Flood for National Night Out
Councilwoman Madonna Flood (D-24) will be on hand with the Seventh Division of Louisville Metro Police and the Okolona Fire Department for National Night Out on Tuesday, August 3rd at the Jefferson Mall

8/2/2010
Air Quality Alert for Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010
The air quality is expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups.

7/29/2010
Restoration of Historic Pumping Station
Louisville Water Company Restores Historic Pumping Station

7/28/2010
Mayor Opens New Sprayground in LaPorte Park
Building on the popularity of recently-constructed spraygrounds, Mayor Jerry Abramson joined in opening a new aquatic play area in LaPorte Park today. Louisville’s children now have ten spraygrounds available, with five more under development.

7/28/2010
Councilman Johnson encourages everyone to enjoy Kentucky Music Weekend
The Iroquois Amphitheatre is the place to this weekend, when music will fill the air as a great tradition returns for its 34 year. The Kentucky Music Festival will get underway with two days of music and artists from all over the country

7/28/2010
Councilmen Robin Engel and Stuart Benson to Participate in Chick-fil-A Groundbreaking Ceremony
Councilman Stuart Benson (District 20) and Councilman Robin Engel (District 22) along with members of the Fern Creek Community Association and Chamber of Commerce will participate in a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Chick-fil-A store located at the Glenmary Kohls Shopping Center (7901 Bardstown Rd. & Brentlinger Ln.)

7/27/2010
Mark the Calendar for “Safe & Healthy Return to School”: Thursday, Aug. 5th
In years past t, it has been a one stop information center for parents in District 5 to get their children ready for a new school year. Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D-5 and the Shawnee Weed and Seed Committee announce “A Safe & Healthy Return to School” is set for Thursday, August 5th

7/27/2010
Louisville Water Takes 1st Place in Taste Test
Louisville Water Company wins "best tasting tap water" amoung water utilities in Kentucky and Tennessee.

7/27/2010
Flood praises Brad Alsop’s effort to help “Doing Our Part from the Heart”
This past Sunday runner Brad Alsop attempted to run 400 consecutive miles to raise funding to help mail packages to men and women serving our country as part of “Doing our Part from the Heart.” However, physical concerns stopped the run on Monday.

7/26/2010
Mayor, Fire Chief Break Ground on Ashland Ave. Firehouse
With a ceremonial turn of the shovel, Mayor Jerry Abramson, Louisville Fire Chief Greg Frederick and other local officials broke ground on the new firehouse located at 501 West Ashland Avenue in the Beechmont neighborhood this morning. Construction on the Engine 10 station is expected to begin in the next few days.

7/25/2010
“Operation Hundreds from the Heart” to raise funds to help mail needed packages to American troops
– It is an ambitious challenge: Over 400 consecutive miles of running with the starting point at the Patriots Peace Memorial on River Road to the Jefferson Memorial Welcome Center and back. Brad Alsop plans to make such a run four times in an effort to help a local campaign that remembers those who are serving in the US Military

7/23/2010
StreetSense Campaign Targets Safety on the Streets
StreetSense – an ongoing marketing campaign aimed at reducing the number of pedestrians and cyclists injured and killed on Louisville streets – has unveiled new ads and messages targeting texting while driving and other unsafe behavior.

7/23/2010
Metro Councilman Stuart Benson to host Metro Animal Services Rabies, License and Microchip Clinic
Councilman Stuart Benson (District 20) welcomes Metro Animal Services S.P.O.T. (Stop Pet Overpopulation Today) mobile unit Saturday, July 31, 2010 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the J-Town Library (10635 Watterson Trail).

7/21/2010
35th Annual Kentucky Music Weekend festival coming to Iroquois Amphitheater
For the 35TH consecutive year, Kentucky Music Weekend will bring the finest folk musicians and Kentucky traditions to Louisville's Iroquois Amphitheater and the tree-lined area nearby on Friday, July 30, and Saturday, July 31.

7/21/2010
Improved City Website Makes it Easier for Citizens to Get Services, Information
Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced improvements to the city’s website – www.louisvilleky.gov – that will make it easier and faster for citizens to connect with services ranging from animal licensing, to garbage pickup to getting a police accident report.

7/19/2010
Proposed Title V Construction Permit for Marathon Petroleum
APCD opens a public comment period for a construction permit for Marathon Petroleum Company, LLC

7/19/2010
Metro Parks offering U of L Football Parking at Churchill Park for 2010 Season
With the 2010 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.

7/16/2010
Proposed Title V Construction Permit for IN Louisville
APCD opens a public comment period for a construction permit for IN Louisville LLC

7/16/2010
Abramson, Yarmuth Announce Federal Funding for Louisville's MetroSafe System
Today, Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-3) and Mayor Jerry Abramson announced that the Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government will receive more than $2.2 million in federal funding from the Department of Homeland Security to help upgrade the local and regional emergency communication systems used by police, firefighters, and other first responders.

7/14/2010
Air Quality Alert for Thursday, July 15, 2010
The air quality is expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups.

7/14/2010
My Morning Jacket to Play Hometown Show at New KFC Yum! Center
My Morning Jacket will give a long-awaited hometown performance October 29 at the soon-to-opened KFC Yum! Center, joined by the Louisville Youth Orchestra.

7/13/2010
Air Quality Alert for Wednesday, July 14, 2010
The air quality is expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups.

7/12/2010
Metro Council to give CAP $5,000 in an effort to help the Summer Heat Relief Program
As temperatures soar in the mid and upper 90’s this week, the Louisville Metro Council is announcing a $5,000 donation to the Community Action Partnership to help individuals and families who qualify for the Summer Heat Relief program

7/12/2010
Golden Dragon Acrobats to perform at Iroquois Amphitheater on July 23
The Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats will perform at the Iroquois Amphitheater on Friday, July 23, at 8 p.m., becoming the latest national act to provide perfect family entertainment at the South Louisville facility.

7/9/2010
Tommie Smith Youth Track Meet Set for July 17
Louisville’s fifth annual Tommie Smith Youth Track and Field Meet will be held Saturday July 17 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Central High School Stadium located at Muhammad Ali Blvd. and 15th St. The Tommie Smith Track and Field Meet is an Amateur Athletic Union (A.A.U.) sanctioned event. The event is open to children ages 4 to 18. Register by July 14 at www.louisville.gov/Health. More than 400 children ages four to eighteen are expected to participate. Olympic Gold Medalist Tommie Smith will be on hand.

7/9/2010
TARC Adds More Air-Friendly Hybrid Buses
TARC’s fleet of environmentally-friendly buses will increase to 21 with the arrival of nine new Gillig hybrid-electric buses. Seven of them were funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) and two from a variety of federal and state sources.

7/9/2010
Abramson, Yarmuth Open Liberty Green Community Center
Mayor Jerry Abramson, along with U.S. Representative John Yarmuth, (KY-3) and other local officials, officially opened the Liberty Green Community Center with a ribbon cutting ceremony this morning.

7/8/2010
Ward-Pugh and volunteers plan another progress effort along Lexington Road
Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh (D-9) and volunteers are preparing to check on the greening of Lexington Road as part of the next clearing and planting set for Saturday, July 17th from 8:00am until 12:00pm.

7/8/2010
July District 12 Dialogue to feature update on Riverview Park from Waterfront Development Corp
Those who attend July’s District 12 Dialogue will have a chance to learn the latest on the progress at Riverview Park from the organization in charge of making improvements to the facility.

7/8/2010
Hamilton announces the return of a family favorite with the 2010 Outdoor Family Film Festival
A family tradition will once again return to District 5 in August as Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D-5) announces the 2010 Outdoor Family Film Festival begins again in August: the popular summertime event will show free movies on Fridays and Saturday nights.

7/6/2010
Air Quality Alert for Wednesday, July 7, 2010
The air quality is expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups.

7/1/2010
Hollowell elected by Metro Council to District 6 Seat
Dr. Deonte Hollowell, a professor of Pan African Studies at the University of Louisville has been elected to fill the vacant District 6 seat on the Louisville Metro Council. He won the seat by a vote of 17 to 7 of the Metro Council on Thursday night.

7/1/2010
Metro Council to focus public spotlight on abandoned property owners
Every year, hundreds of thousands of tax dollars in used to maintain abandoned property in Metro Louisville. The abandoned property owners use the court system and other means to keep from being responsible when it comes to cutting grass or maintaining buildings on their property.Instead, Metro Government has to handle the problem. But some members of the Metro Council say “enough is enough”.

7/1/2010
Mayor Launches Bank On Louisville
Mayor Jerry Abramson has launched a new program to help unbanked citizens---those who do not have a checking or savings account---gain better access to the mainstream banking system, saving themselves and their families thousands of dollars.

7/1/2010
Owen will visit by bike District 8’s neighborhoods again this summer
Metro Council President Tom Owen will repeat a tradition he began several years ago by checking on District 8’s ten neighborhoods during the summer

6/30/2010
Two Junk Pickup Cycles Announced for Urban Services District
Residents of Louisville’s urban services district (old city limits) will receive two curbside junk pickups during the next 12 months.

6/30/2010
Zoo Seal and Sea Lion Exhibit Opens
Today the Louisville Zoo and Mayor Jerry Abramson gave their final “seal of approval” to the Zoo’s new Seal and Sea Lion Habitat at Glacier Run during a public Grand Opening.

6/30/2010
Help for Diabetics: Free Classes from Public Health and 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 and Wellness. Classes begin Wednesday, July 7 at the Shively Municipal Building, 3920 Dixie Hwy.

6/30/2010
Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing to host “Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social” July 11
There isn’t a better or more refreshing treat on a hot summer day than an ice cream cone.

6/29/2010
Four Businesses Awarded METCO Loans
Four Companies Awarded Small-Business Loans From City Government; Loans will create jobs, expand economy

6/29/2010
July Movies under the Stars to feature “Couples Retreat”
July at the Iroquois Amphitheatre takes time to focus on a special group of people: couples. “Movies under the Stars” program features the 2009 movie “Couples Retreat” starring Vince Vaughn and Dana Fox on Saturday, July 10 at 9pm.

6/29/2010
Ward-Pugh invites community to Crescent Hill’s Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration
Many communities in Metro Louisville are gearing up to help America celebrate its birthday on Sunday. And once again, Crescent Hill is getting ready for its traditional Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration starting Saturday July 3rd and carrying over to Sunday, July 4th.

6/29/2010
Ward-Pugh invites community to Crescent Hill’s Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration
Many communities in Metro Louisville are gearing up to help America celebrate its birthday on Sunday. And once again, Crescent Hill is getting ready for its traditional Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration starting Saturday July 3rd and carrying over to Sunday, July 4th.

6/29/2010
District 1 gets ready for the 2010 Green Clean Team this summer for young people
With limited summer employment opportunities available for young people, the call is going out for youth in District 1 to apply and become members of the 2010 Green Clean Team.

6/28/2010
Vice-President Biden Views Growth, Innovation at Appliance Park
Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-3) announced that Vice President Joe Biden had accepted his invitation to see first-hand the impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and tax credits for energy-efficient appliances at Louisville’s Appliance Park.

6/28/2010
Metro Parks offering 4th of July weekend golf package
In order to encourage local families to visit their municipally-owned golf courses, Metro Parks is offering an affordable family golfing package at its nine golf courses during the 4th of July weekend for the third consecutive year.

6/25/2010
Air Quality Alert for Saturday, June 26, 2010
The air quality is expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups.

6/25/2010
Governor, Mayor Announce HUD Loan Application for Museum Plaza
Surrounded by local and state officials, Governor Steve Beshear and Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced the state’s plan to submit an application for a $100 million federal loan from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for Museum Plaza, a $465 million, 62-story skyscraper project in Louisville that could create nearly 7,000 short-term and permanent jobs.

6/24/2010
Majority Caucus reacts to passage of FY 2011 Budget
On Thursday night, the Louisville Metro Council approved the FY 2011 Operating and Capital Budgets for Metro Government. The following are statements from the Majority Caucus on the passage of the budget

6/24/2010
Metro Council passes FY 2011 Capital and Operations Budget
By a vote of 24 to 1, the Louisville Metro Council has given approval to the FY 2011 Operating and Capital Budgets for Metro Government. “This was a challenging budget and I want to thank the members of the Budget Committee for their hard work and the amazing effort to work in a bi-partisan way this year,” said Councilman Jim King (D-10) who chairs the Committee.

6/23/2010
Registration for Summer/Fall Metro Parks Athletic Leagues begins Tuesday, July 6
With fall just around the corner, Metro Parks will begin accepting team registrations for summer/fall athletic leagues beginning Tuesday, July 6 at the Athletics office, located at the Louisville Tennis Center across from the Louisville Zoo on Trevilian Way.

6/23/2010
Metro Parks adjusting operating hours at Norton Swimming Pool
Families will have an extra hour each day to enjoy Norton Swimming Pool thanks to a new schedule. The pool, in Camp Taylor Park, will open at 11 a.m. and close at 4 p.m. daily, except for Thursday, when the facility is closed.

6/22/2010
Governor Beshear re-opens Eastern Parkway bridge
Gov. Steve Beshear joined Congressman John Yarmuth, University of Louisville President Dr. James Ramsey and Louisville Metro Mayor Jerry Abramson today to re-open the Eastern Parkway bridge near the Belknap Campus.

6/22/2010
Air Quality Alert for Wednesday, June 23, 2010
The air quality is expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups.

6/22/2010
Kix.com Supports Job Seekers & Employers
Kix.com or the Kentucky Indiana eXchange helps link job seekers to employment opportunities, employers to the region’s best talent and prospective students to the training and education they need to fill higher-skilled jobs and contribute to regional prosperity. The site also looks to connect our region in an unprecedented way using state-of-the-art social networking tools.

6/21/2010
Public Health and Wellness to Offer Free HIV Testing
The Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will offer free anonymous HIV testing in conjunction with the observance of National HIV Testing Day. Dates, times and sites are as follows: Thursday, June 24, Salvation Army, 831 S. Brook St., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, June 25, 850 S. Barrett St. Suite 302, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 26, Jo-Mitra’s Hair Salon, 5040 Poplar Level Road, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Testing will be done using the Oraquick oral swab method, which does not require a blood stick. Test results will be available within 20 minutes. No appointments are necessary.

6/21/2010
Mayor Adds Funding to Nearly Depleted Heat Relief Program
Mayor Jerry Abramson today committed $5,000 from his contingency fund to help shore up the nearly depleted Summer Heat Relief Program, a Louisville Metro Community Action Partnership fund that provides new air conditioners or fans to qualifying individuals and families in Louisville during summer months.

6/21/2010
Dometic Corporation Moves to Louisville
Governor Beshear Announces Dometic Corporation to Move Headquarters to Louisville; New corporate office to serve North and South American markets, create 98 jobs

6/21/2010
Butler presents University Corridor Study to Planning Commission to enhance South Central Louisville
It is a key redevelopment study that maps out plans to improve South Third and Fourth Streets from Industry Road to Central Avenue. The goal is continued enhancement of the corridor by pulling together the redevelopment near Churchill Downs with the development at the University of Louisville.

6/21/2010
Tips to Help Citizens Stay Safe on Sizzling Days
As temperatures and humidity levels rise, citizens must take extra care to stay cool and protect their health.

6/21/2010
Woolridge to attend 2010 Shively Festival June 25th and 26th
Councilwoman Mary C. Woolridge (D-3) will be on hand when the 13th Annual Shively Independence Festival kicks off this coming weekend Friday, June 25th and Saturday June 26th at Shively Park.

6/19/2010
Metro Council will hold two special meetings to fill the vacancy in District 6
The Council will meet on Tuesday, June 29th at 4:30pm to interview those applicants who have applied for consideration to replace the late George Unseld. Then, the Council will meet on Wednesday, June 30th at 5:00pm to vote on a replacement to fill the vacancy.

6/18/2010
Proposed Title V Construction Permit for Zeon
APCD opens a public comment period for a construction permit for Zeon Chemicals

6/18/2010
Proposed Title V Construction Permit for BAE
APCD opens a public comment period for a new paint booth, blast booth, and blast cabinet construction permit for BAE

6/18/2010
Proposed Title V Construction Permit for GE
APCD opens a public comment period for a construction permit for GE Consumer & Industrial

6/18/2010
Proposed Title V Construction Permit for Zeon
APCD opens a public comment period for a construction permit for GE Consumer & Industrial

6/17/2010
Councilwoman Woolridge sponsors "Sizzlin Shakespeare in Algonquin Park"
Councilwoman Mary C. Woolridge is partnering this summer with the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival to bring a unique educational program to children in District 3. “Sizzlin Shakespeare in Algonquin Park” will give children a chance to learn about one of the most famous authors in literature: William Shakespeare.

6/17/2010
Air Quality Alert for Friday, June 18, 2010
The air quality is expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups.

6/16/2010
Otter Creek Park to Reopen in 2011
Gov. Steve Beshear and Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson announced today that Otter Creek Park will be reopened next year as an outdoor recreational area operated by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet.

6/16/2010
Curbside Junk Pickup Underway in Urban Services District
Louisville’s Solid Waste Management division is encouraging citizens within the Urban Services District to check when they are allowed to set junk curbside ahead of their designated junk pick-up collection.

6/16/2010
Metro Council receives clarification on election process for District 6 replacement
At the request of the Louisville Metro Council, the Jefferson County Attorney’s Office has clarified the election process for whoever is selected to replace Councilman George Unseld. The replacement will have to run in the general election in November of 2010.

6/15/2010
The Louisville Metro Council remembers George Unseld
Members of the Louisville Metro Council share their memories of the late Councilman George Unseld of District 6 who passed away on Thursday

6/15/2010
Hamilton encourages those in fear of foreclosure to learn how to keep their homes at a free workshop
– While the country may be slowly coming out of the economic recession, there is still concern that many homeowners may still be faced with foreclosure. Louisville’s Legal Aid Society is fanning out across Metro Louisville with an expansion of its program to help home owners fend off foreclosure and stay in their homes.

6/13/2010
Metro Council postpones second public hearing
Budget Committee Chair, Councilman Jim King (D-10) has decided to postpone the second public hearing scheduled for Monday, June 14, from 6pm to 8pm. It has been rescheduled for Thursday, June 17th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm

6/12/2010
Notice of Vacancy in Metro Council District 6
Due to the untimely death of Councilman George Unseld on Thursday, June 10th and according to Section 10 of the Rules of the Louisville Metro Council, the 6th District Metro Council Seat is declared vacant as of June 11, 2010.

6/12/2010
Proposed Construction Permit for Lubrizol
APCD opens a public comment period for a construction permit for Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc.

6/12/2010
Second Public Hearing Monday before Budget Committee on June 14th
As members of the Metro Council Budget Committee finish their review of department and agency budgets, there is still another important group to be heard. The public will have a second opportunity to speak before the committee about the budget.

6/12/2010
Memorial Service announced for Councilman George Unseld
The family of Councilman George Unseld has announced visitation and funeral arrangement. Visitation will be from 2:00pm to 4:00pm and 6:00pm to 8:00pm on Monday, June 14th The funeral service which will also be a public memorial service will be at 11:00am on Tuesday, June 15th

6/11/2010
Proposed Title V Operating Permit for Ford Louisville Assembly Plant
APCD proposes to issue a revised Title V operating permit for the Ford Louisville Assembly Plant

6/11/2010
Proposed Title V Operating Permit for Ford Louisville Assembly Plant
APCD proposes to issue a revised Title V operating permit for the Ford Louisville Assembly Plant

6/11/2010
Proposed Title V Operating Permit for Ford Louisville Assembly Plant
APCD proposes to issue a revised Title V operating permit for the Ford Louisville Assembly Plant

6/11/2010
Proposed Plant-wide Applicability Limit Construction Permit for Ford Louisville Assembly Plant
APCD proposes to issue a Plant-wide Applicability Limit (PAL) Construction permit for the Ford Louisville Assembly Plant

6/10/2010
Mayor Abramson kicks off 2010 First Tee youth golf program
Louisville’s First Tee Program has introduced thousands of local children to the game of golf, and nearly $100,000 in recent improvements to the three-hole AT&T Golf Academy will guarantee that work will continue, Mayor Jerry Abramson announced today at Shawnee Golf Course.

6/10/2010
Gray Street Farmers Market Now Accepting EBT/Debit Cards
Farmers Market offers greater access to the community customers of the Gray Street Farmers Market don’t need cash on hand to purchase healthy home-grown food. A new EBT/Debit machine allows the market to accept food stamps and process debit cards. The machine was purchased with a grant from the Kentucky Farmers Market Association. This addition expands access to area residents with lower incomes and stimulates market success by making it easier for customers to make purchases.

6/10/2010
Blackwell and Henderson remind residents new Southwest Regional Library is moving forward
In the next two to three years, construction is set to begin on a new 40,000 square foot, state of the art Southwest Regional Library. The project is currently in the design phase and Library officials have announced three public hearings for residents of the area to gauge input on the new facility.

6/9/2010
EMS News 2010

6/9/2010
City Leaders Launch Kindergarten Countdown
Surrounded by a group of soon-to-be kindergarteners and the city’s most prominent leaders, Metro United Way’s Success By 6 kicked off Kindergarten Countdown 2010 today at the Children’s Department of the newly renovated Louisville Free Public Library.

6/9/2010
Proposed Agreed Board Order with the University of Louisville
Notice of Public Hearing on proposed agreed Board order with the University of Louisville

6/9/2010
$400,000 W.K. Kellogg Racial Healing Grant
The Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness has been awarded a $400,000.00 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The grant will be administered by the Center for Health Equity and is in the process of being accepted by the Metro Council.

6/9/2010
Mike O’Connell, Jefferson County Attorney, on hand for June District 12 Dialogue
Councilman Rick Blackwell has invited Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell, to be the featured guest for June’s District 12 Dialogue on Tuesday, June 15th.

6/9/2010
Johnson invites everyone to the Beechmont Open Air Market
The Beechmont Open Air Market will kick off its Fifth season of selling this Saturday, June 12th from 8:00am to 12:00pm at Southern Parkway at Wellington.

6/8/2010
June Movies under the Stars returns this Saturday to the Iroquois Amphitheatre
“Movies under the Stars” returns to the Iroquois Amphitheatre on Saturday, June 12th with the film that brought Sandra Bullock an Academy Award as Best Actress in “The Blind Side”.

6/8/2010
Second Street Transformation to Occur Near Arena
The road under the Second Street Bridge will be transformed into a plaza — filled with plantings, seats and pedestrian spaces — that will host festivals and celebrations and will be an inviting promenade for the new KFC YUM! Center, Gov. Steve Beshear and Mayor Jerry Abramson announced today.

6/8/2010
Councilwoman Flood announces the 2010 Okolona Farmers Market
The Okolona Farmers Market is selling local goodies this June at Southern High School. “I am pleased to be a sponsor of the Okolona Farmers Market to help our local growers,” says Councilwoman Madonna Flood (D-24). “We are seeing continued support for Farmer’s Markets all over Metro Louisville and ours is one of the best.”

6/7/2010
Welch encourages District 13 residents to learn more about proposed Fairdale Library on June 8th
For years residents of Fairdale have made a commitment to maintaining a branch of the Louisville Free Public Library despite tough economic times and challenges with space and equipment. Now, a new state-of-the-art library has been proposed and the time has come to learn more about it.

6/6/2010
Labor and Economic Development Committee to receive report on Prevailing Wage
The Metro Council’s Labor and Economic Development Committee will hold a special meeting on Monday, June 7th at 3:00pm to hear from Greater Louisville Inc. concerning the prevailing wage in Metro Louisville.

6/4/2010
Unseld partners with Metro Parks to build new tennis courts in Central Park
New tennis courts are coming to Central Park, thanks to a collaboration between Metro Councilman George Unseld (D-6), Metro Parks, and citizens who play on the park’s public courts

6/3/2010
Farm To Table Program
Mayor Abramson Announces Farm To Table Program To Connect Farmers With Consumers, Businesses Goal is to encourage local food economy

6/3/2010
Councilman Unseld joins Metro Parks To Break Ground on New Tennis Courts in Central Park
New tennis courts are coming to Central Park, thanks to a collaboration between Metro Councilman George Unseld (D-6), Metro Parks, and citizens who play on the park’s public courts.

6/2/2010
Country star Travis Tritt to headline June 25 show at Louisville's Iroquois Amphitheater
The sounds of country music and southern rock will echo from the Iroquois Amphitheater on Friday, June 25, as headliner Travis Tritt will be joined by Blackberry Smoke for an 8 p.m. concert in the historic venue, located off New Cut Road within Iroquois Park.

6/1/2010
Councilwoman Green receives “2010 Perseverance Award”
For her efforts in helping residents of District 1 recover from the Flash Flooding of August 2009, Councilwoman Judith Green (D-1) has been presented the 2010 Perseverance Award given by the United States Small Business Administration

6/1/2010
Guidelines for 2011 FY Budget Public Hearings announced
Councilman Jim King (D-10), Chair of the Metro Council Budget Committee has announced the guidelines for two public hearings on the proposed 2010- 2011 Metro Government Budget.

5/27/2010
Unseld welcomes Centennial Olivet Community Outreach Association to District 6
– Residents of the California Neighborhood will soon have another resource to help them with education and jobs if needed. On Saturday, May 29th the new Centennial Olivet Community Outreach Association will begin its work in a new community development center.

5/27/2010
Abramson Delivers Balanced Budget That Puts Priority on Public Safety and Maintains Services
Delivering his 21st and final budget address as leader of his hometown, Mayor Jerry Abramson today proposed a $821 million spending plan that puts a priority on public safety, maintains basic services and does not raise taxes.

5/27/2010
Budget Committee releases hearing schedule for FY 2011 Budget
The Louisville Metro Council’s Budget Committee will begin its review of the Mayor’s proposed 2010- 2011 Capital and Operating Budgets on Tuesday, June 1st. Various departments of agencies of Metro Government will appear before the committee through the month of June

5/26/2010
Metro Parks Summer Pools to open Saturday
Memorial Day weekend is a sign that summer is near, and Metro Parks is doing its part to mark the occasion by opening its four outdoor summer swimming pools. The city’s nine free spraygrounds and 16 free spraypads are already running, with two new spraygrounds scheduled to open later this summer.

5/26/2010
Jefferson Memorial Forest Celebrates National Trails Day by Opening Yost Ridge Trail
Jefferson Memorial Forest will celebrate the opening of a new hiking trail which begins at the Welcome Center at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 5, to commemorate National Trails Day.

5/26/2010
Mayor Announces Plans For New Fairdale Library and Addition to Shawnee Branch
Mayor Jerry Abramson announced plans today to build a new library in Fairdale focused on technology and to construct a modern addition to the historic Shawnee branch on West Broadway.

5/25/2010
Historical Marker Dedication Ceremony for Pennsylvania Run Cemetary Scheduled for Memorial Day
Members of the Pennsylvania Run Cemetery Association and Councilman James Peden (District 23) invite everyone to attend a dedication ceremony honoring the installation of a Kentucky Historical Marker in front of the Pennsylvanian Run Church and Cemetery (8404 Pennsylvania Run Road). The ceremony, which is scheduled for Monday, May 31 (Memorial Day) at 2:00 p.m. with a reception at the church, immediately following the dedication.

5/25/2010
Mayor Plans to Consolidate Vehicle Fleet to Aid Efficiency, Speed Service
Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced an innovative plan to consolidate repair and maintenance operations for the city’s fleet of 3,700 vehicles in the center of the community.

5/25/2010
Air Quality Alert for Wednesday, May 26, 2010
The air quality is expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups.

5/25/2010
Next “Coffee with your Councilman” set for June 5th
District 12 residents know that one Saturday a month they have a chance to talk one on one with their representative of Metro Government. Metro Councilman Rick Blackwell is once again issuing an invitation to District 12 to come out for “Coffee with your Councilman” on Saturday, June 5th.

5/24/2010
Metro Parks seeking volunteers, participants in Reds Rookie Success League - Louisville
Parents who are looking for the perfect way to introduce their children to the national pastime are encouraged to sign up for the Metro Parks/Cincinnati Reds Rookie Success League, which begins on Tuesday, June 8.

5/24/2010
Fairdale High School hosts community town hall forum on teen dating and sexual violence
We see it on television, in the news and as the subject of made-for-TV movies. It makes its way into popular songs and videos. Yet what is the real impact of teen dating violence? Find out, Wednesday, June 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Fairdale High School.

5/20/2010
Yard Waste, Recycling Pickup Delayed by One Day Thursday and Friday
Residential pickup of yard waste and recycling will be delayed by one day on Thursday, May 20 and Friday, May 21 according to Louisville Metro Division of Solid Waste Management. Normal collection service will resume on Monday, May 24.

5/19/2010
Shanklin invites resident comments on Master Plan for Petersburg Park
Over the years, it has become the center of Newburg in many respects. Petersburg Park off Indian Trail is 28 acres of grassy space featuring and exercise trail, ball fields, tennis courts and more. On Tuesday May25th, a meeting will be held to talk about a master plan for the park.

5/18/2010
Walk on the Waterfront to be Held Thursday May 20
The Department of Public Health and Wellness and the Jefferson County Health Promotion Schools of Excellence will hold the thirteenth annual Walk on the Waterfront on Thursday May 20 beginning at 10:30 a.m. More than 4,200 school children will join with Public Health and Wellness staff members on the two-mile hike from in front of Public Health and Wellness Headquarters at 400 E. Gray St., through Louisville Streets and along the Ohio River in scenic Waterfront Park

5/18/2010
Metro Parks, Councilwoman Shanklin hosting 2nd master planning meeting for Petersburg Park
The master planning process for Petersburg Park in the Newburg neighborhood continues with a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 25, at the Newburg Community Center, 4810 Exeter Avenue.

5/17/2010
Flood thanks community for generosity during Doing Our Part Campaign
Once again, the men and women who serve our country will find the people in Metro Louisville are thinking about them as another successful “Doing Our Part from the Heart” campaign comes to a close

5/17/2010
Abramson Recognizes Fast Growing Inner City 100 Companies
Mayor Abramson Recognizes Fast-Growing Companies; Consumers Choice Coffee, Pro-Liquitech named to Inner City 100

5/13/2010
Metro Council approves bond issue to settle Louisville Firefighter Lawsuit
By a vote of 24 to 1 and one present vote, The Louisville Metro Council on Thursday gave its approval to a bond issue of $35 million that will settle the lawsuit brought by firefighters against the Metro Government

5/13/2010
Main Library To Unveil Renovation at May 15 Open House
Nine months and 11 days after sustaining nearly $8 million in flash flood damage, Louisville’s Main Library at Third and York Streets will host a Grand Re-Opening celebration with an Open House scheduled for Saturday, May 15, from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm.

5/13/2010
Nurses of the Year 2010
The Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness has named two staff members as “Nurses of the Year” for 2010. Each year the department names a winner in both the Clinical Nurse and Outreach Nurse categories. The 2009 winner in the Clinical Nurse category is Patty Ashley, RN. The winner in the Outreach Nurse category is Beverly Hoover, RN.

5/13/2010
May District 12 Dialogue will take place in conjunction with Mayor’s Community Conversation
Councilman Rick Blackwell reminds residents that the May District 12 Dialogue will be held in conjunction with the Mayor’s Community Conversation at Butler High School on Monday night, May 17th beginning at 6:30pm.

5/13/2010
Community Leaders, Mayor Commit To Adding 55,000 College Degrees
Louisville’s economy cannot leap forward until the city significantly increases the number of residents with college degrees, Mayor Jerry Abramson said today as he launched a long-term, targeted plan to raise education levels in the region.

5/13/2010
Woolridge welcomes Mayor’s Community Conversation to District 3
Councilwoman Mary C. Woolridge welcomes Metro Government to District 3 when the Mayor’s Community Conversation returns to Butler High School on Monday, May 17th

5/13/2010
Councilman Kramer to participate in Grand Opening for the Fresh Produce Warehouse
Councilman Kevin Kramer (District 11) will participate in grand opening celebration for the Fresh Produce Warehouse (4044 Taylorsville Road) located in the Hikes Point Plaza on Saturday, May 15th from 11:00a.m.- 1:00p.m.

5/12/2010
Hike & Bike Set for Memorial Day
Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced that the increasingly popular Healthy Hometown Subway Fresh Fit Hike & Bike events will continue in 2010 with the first on Memorial Day, May 31, beginning at 10 a.m. at Waterfront Park.

5/11/2010
Joint meeting of Metro Council to hear from Administration concerning State Auditors report
Officials from the Abramson Administration are set to appear before a joint meeting of the Metro Council’s Government Accountability and Oversight as well as Budget Committees on Wednesday, May 12th at 4:00pm

5/11/2010
Energy and Environment Committee to hear from Jefferson County Soil and Conservation District
It may be thought of as a group that operates only in a rural area but Jefferson County has an active Soil and Conservation District. The group will appear before the Metro Council’s Energy and Environment Committee on Thursday, May 13th at 3:00pm

5/10/2010
Metro Council to Honor Former Alderman William H. "Bill" Wilson
The Louisville Metro Council will honor Former Alderman William H. "Bill" Wilson in a ceremony officially renaming the South Louisville Government Center located at 2911 Taylor Blvd, as the William H. "Bill" Wilson South Louisville Government Center on Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Councilman Doug Hawkins and Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton spearheaded the sponsorship of the resolution to rename the building in memory of the many accomplishments Bill Wilson made to this community

5/10/2010
Councilwoman Flood hosts 2010 Clean-up Okolona on Saturday, May 15th
With Spring in full swing, the call is going out to volunteers to join Councilwoman Madonna Flood (D-24) for the 2010 Clean-up Okolona on Saturday, May 15th.

5/6/2010
LWC Donates Water to American Red Cross for Flood Victims
Louisville Water Company Donates Pure Tap® to American Red Cross for Flood Victims

5/5/2010
Community Meeting on Cherokee Park’s Hogan’s Fountain Area
The plan, developed by Metro Parks and the Olmsted Parks Conservancy, calls for a new walking path, parking improvements, an upgraded playground and sprayground, half-court basketball, and two new picnic pavilions that would someday replace the large "teepee" structure. Elements of the plan would be implemented over several years as funding becomes available.

5/5/2010
Sixth Annual Forest Fest to Feature "Dailey and Vincent"
A spectacular day of Bluegrass music, food, crafters, vendors and youth activities in the scenic environment of America’s largest municipal forest awaits those who visit Jefferson Memorial Forest’s sixth annual Forest Fest on Saturday, May 15. The concert is free, but parking is $5 per carload.

5/5/2010
Community Meeting on Cherokee Park’s Hogan’s Fountain Area May 20
Louisvillians who use Cherokee Park will have another opportunity to comment on a proposed master plan for the Hogan’s Fountain area of that park.

5/5/2010
Labor and Economic Development Committee to receive update on Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom
Harold Workman, President and CEO of the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, will appear before Metro Council’s Labor and Economic Development Committee on Thursday, May 6th at 3pm to update members on the Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom property.

5/5/2010
Ward-Pugh unveils Green Triangle Initiative for Ninth District
After several months of online surveys, community meetings and information gathering, Ward-Pugh unveiled the Green Triangle Vision for the Ninth District on Wednesday which states three key components

5/5/2010
Welch invites everyone out to Sixth Annual Forest Fest
This is the time of year, when the Jefferson Memorial Forest shakes off the effects of a snowy winter with new life, as the forest becomes green and beautiful in spring. It is also time for the return of what has become a special musical tradition

5/4/2010
Louisville Library and JCPS Partner to Provide Adult Education
The Louisville Free Public Library and Jefferson County Public Schools have joined forces to present a new and more expansive series of adult literacy classes and services as announced today by Mayor Jerry Abramson, JCPS Superintendent Sheldon Berman and Library Director Craig Buthod.

5/4/2010
Westport Road Interchange Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Celebration Scheduled for Thursday
Councilmen Ken Fleming (District 7), Glen Stuckel (District 17) and Kelly Downard (District 16) invite everyone to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of the interchange at the Watterson Expressway (I-264) and Westport Road. The ceremony will take place on the northeast ramp of the interchange on Thursday, April 29 at 10:45 a.m. Officials representing local, state and federal government will be present at the ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the completion of this major piece of the Westport Road expansion.

5/4/2010
Shanklin kicks off District 2 Community Coffee on Saturday, May 8th
Metro Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin is extending an invitation to residents of Newburg to learn about community problems and concerns over a cup of coffee

5/4/2010
Men’s Health Summit May 8, 2010
The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness and the Center for Health Equity will hold a Men’s Health Summit on Saturday May 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Muhammad Ali Center located at 144 N. Sixth St. The event is free and men of all ages are encouraged to attend.

5/4/2010
Ward-Pugh to hold news conference on moving forward with Green Triangle Initiative in Ninth District
Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh will announce the next steps for moving forward with the Green Triangle Initiative at a news conference on Wednesday, May 5th at 10:30am.

5/4/2010
Owen asks District 8 to get ready for Front Porch Tuesdays on May 11th and May 18th
Majority When warm weather comes, Metro Council President Tom Owen creates an opportunity for 8th District neighbors to get to know one another better.

5/4/2010
Annual 50 and Over Games to Feature Best in Senior Competition
Mayor Jerry Abramson is encouraging citizens age 50 and older to take part in Louisville’s Fifty and Over Games from May 15-23. This annual Metro Parks event for athletes from Louisville and surrounding counties includes 17 events for participants of all skills and abilities, from racquetball to basketball, golf, tennis and cycling.

5/4/2010
Small Businesses Receive Loans From City Government
Six local businesses, including a downtown loft project and an eye care office in Western Louisville, have received small-business loans this month from Louisville Metro Government.

5/4/2010
District 12 “Coffee with your Councilman” set for May 8th
With spring in full swing, many people may be out and about on Saturday mornings. Metro Councilman Rick Blackwell is making himself available to these residents in District 12 to talk about an idea or suggestion over a cup of coffee.

5/4/2010
King highlights Workers Memorial Day during Metro Council Meeting
On Thursday, Councilman Jim King (D-10) honored working families all across Louisville by submitting a proclamation to the Metro Council in honor of Workers Memorial Day. The proclamation calls for good, safe jobs in our community.

5/4/2010
Health and Human Needs Committee updated on indigent care and QCCT by U of L Hospital on Wednesday
Representatives from University of Louisville Hospital will appear before the Metro Council’s Health and Human Needs Committee on Wednesday, May 5th to update the current status of indigent care and the QCCT Partnership

5/4/2010
Public Meeting Will Outline Route Alternatives for Louisville Loop’s Northeast Route
Metro Parks will present the master plan for routing the Louisville Loop through the city’s northeastern neighborhoods during a community meeting on Tuesday, May 11 at 6 p.m. The meeting takes place at Historic Locust Grove, 561 Blankenbaker Lane.

5/3/2010
Make Plans to Participate in Bike to Work Month
Tired of the same old drive into work? Leave your vehicle parked at home this May, get on your bike, and ride to work with others for Bike to Work Month and Bike to Work Day 2010!

5/3/2010
Mayor Opens New Spraygrounds in Shelby, Wyandotte Parks
Building on the popularity of recently-constructed spraygrounds, Mayor Jerry Abramson opened two new aquatic play areas in local parks today. Louisville’s children now have nine free spraygrounds available, with seven more under development.

4/29/2010
Westport Road Interchange Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Celebration Scheduled for Thursday
Councilmen Ken Fleming (District 7), Glen Stuckel (District 17) and Kelly Downard (District 16) invite everyone to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of the interchange at the Watterson Expressway (I-264) and Westport Road. The ceremony will take place on the northeast ramp of the interchange on Thursday, April 29 at 10:45 a.m. Officials representing local, state and federal government will be present at the ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the completion of this major piece of the Westport Road expansion.

4/29/2010
Westport Road Interchange Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Celebration Scheduled for Thursday
Councilmen Ken Fleming (District 7), Glen Stuckel (District 17) and Kelly Downard (District 16) invite everyone to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of the interchange at the Watterson Expressway (I-264) and Westport Road. The ceremony will take place on the northeast ramp of the interchange on Thursday, April 29 at 10:45 a.m. Officials representing local, state and federal government will be present at the ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the completion of this major piece of the Westport Road expansion.

4/29/2010
Mayor Abramson Comments on E.ON Sale Announcement
Mayor Jerry Abramson comments on the announced sale of LG&E and Kentucky Utilities, and the city's efforts to protect the interests of citizens and ratepayers.

4/27/2010
Hamilton invites residents of Shawnee, Portland and Russell areas to learn about Promise Neighborhoo
Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D-5) is issuing a special invitation for those who live in the 40212 zip code to become part of planning for a new federal initiative to transform the area into a Promise Neighborhood.

4/27/2010
“Movies under the Stars” returning to Iroquois Amphitheater on May 8th
A summer tradition returns to Iroquois Park on Saturday night, May 8th when the 2010 “Movies under the Stars” season kicks off at the Iroquois Amphitheater.

4/26/2010
3rd Annual Juvenile Crime Prevention Youth Summit set for Saturday, May 8th
In an effort to show young people ways to deal with life in a positive way without turning to crime or violence, Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton and the Shawnee Weed & Seed Committee present the 3rd Annual Juvenile Crime Prevention Youth Summit.

4/26/2010
City Takes More Than 100 Steps to Financial Improvement
Mayor Jerry Abramson’s administration has completed or implemented more than 100 steps to improve the city’s financial practices to comply with recommendations in the annual state audit released just last month.

4/25/2010
State Auditor Crit Luallen to appear before joint meeting of Metro Council Committees on Monday
State Auditor Crit Luallen will appear before a first ever joint meeting of Metro Council Committees to discuss her recent findings of Metro Louisville‘s 2009 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.

4/23/2010
Hamilton to speak to EmergeKentucky on Saturday, April 24th
Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D-5) will be among many speakers to address Democratic women who may someday become future elected officials in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and beyond.

4/23/2010
Louisville Water Company Ready for Kentucky Derby Festival Events
Louisville Water Company prepares for Kentucky Derby Festival Events.

4/23/2010
Shawnee Neighborhood to see new trash cans and signs in the coming weeks
Something new is coming to the Shawnee area. Within the coming weeks, residents will begin to notice new trash cans popping up on street corners along with signs designating neighborhoods as part of the Shawnee Weed and Seed program.

4/22/2010
Mayor Recognizes Outstanding High School Seniors
Individually, they represent 49 Louisville-area schools. Collectively, they are the cream of the crop of local graduating seniors. Mayor Jerry Abramson is recognizing recipients of the annual Mayor’s Outstanding High School Seniors awards, sponsored by AT&T.

4/22/2010
Mayor Honors Outstanding High School Seniors
LOUISVILLE (April 22, 2010) – Individually, they represent 49 Louisville-area schools. Collectively, they are the cream of the crop of local graduating seniors.

4/22/2010
Riehm Environmental Award Goes to UofL's Larry Owsley
The first Joan Riehm Environmental Leadership Award was presented today to a University of Louisville administrator who “walks the walk” when it comes to environmental sustainability, said his nominators. Larry Owsley, UofL’s vice president for business affairs, received the award created by the Partnership for a Green City – a collaboration among UofL, Louisville city government and the Jefferson County Public Schools.

4/22/2010
Hamilton announces new trash cans for Shawnee Neighborhood
After this Friday, residents of the Shawnee area will notice some new additions to their neighborhood. Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D-5) will be on hand to see the first of 16 new trash cans installed in the area.

4/21/2010
Don't Miss HappyTail Hour - The Official Pet Friendly Derby Festival Event at Kroger's Derby Fest-a-
Don't miss the fourth annual spring HappyTail Hour from Metro Animal Services! This pet-friendly cocktail event on Waterfron Park is an official part of the Kentucky Derby Festival.

4/20/2010
Mayor Abramson Opens Champions Park Dog Run
Area pooches have a new place to chase their tails. Mayor Jerry Abramson joined Metro Parks and the Louisville Dog Run Association at Champions Park Tuesday to open the city’s fourth Dog Run, a 4.25 acre site located on the former River Road County Club property.

4/19/2010
Louisville Downtown Arena Officially Becomes KFC Yum! Center
LOUISVILLE DOWNTOWN ARENA OFFICIALLY BECOMES KFC YUM! CENTER Yum! Brands, LAA, Team Services Announce Long-Term Arena Naming Rights Agreement

4/16/2010
Shanklin considers Gun Buyback program for District 2
Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin is seeking information from residents of District 2 on a very important issue. She wants to know: if it were available, would there be public interest in a gun buyback program?

4/16/2010
Johnson to host public meeting with LMPD on crime April 22nd
As a result of a recent rash of crime in various neighborhoods, Councilman Dan Johnson is hosting a meeting with Louisville Metro Police for residents in District 21.

4/15/2010
District 26 Town Hall Meeting set for Friday, April 23rd
Councilman Brent T. Ackerson is inviting residents of District 26 to come out to his first Town Hall Meeting to discuss issues and concerns on Friday, April 23rd. “This is our first of what will become regular meetings with the people of the district,” says Ackerson

4/15/2010
Hamilton encourages Portland residents to attend special public hearing on Monday, April 19th
Portland residents have a chance to make a difference in revitalizing their neighborhood but first they have to let local officials know what is needed for change.

4/15/2010
Mayoral candidates invited to April District 12 Dialogue
They are the men and women who want to be the next Mayor of Louisville Metro. Councilman Rick Blackwell has invited the candidates to talk about where they stand on issues at the April District 12 Dialogue on Tuesday, April 20th

4/15/2010
Louisville Named Tree City USA Community on Arbor Day
Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear today commemorated Kentucky’s 114th annual Arbor Day event by joining Louisville Metro Government and the Kentucky Division of Forestry in hosting a tree planting ceremony in Louisville. Gov. Steve Beshear also proclaimed April 15 Arbor Day in the Commonwealth.

4/14/2010
Proposed Agreed Board Order with American Synthetic Rubber Company
Notice of public comment period and hearing on proposed Agreed Board Order

4/14/2010
Councilwoman Green and Project One prepare for the 2010 Summer Jobs Season
It is a program which has helped young people in Louisville Metro find summer jobs. Once again, Project One Inc will kick off what hopes to be a successful summer season on Saturday, April 17th.

4/14/2010
Ward-Pugh Announces New Trash Cans in District 9
The Ninth District has appropriated $14,125.00 for 17 new trash cans that will be installed next week around the Ninth District. The funding will also include two media corrals which are enclosures for newspaper and free publication stands. These trail corrals are a result of residents and businesses request to tidy up areas where numerous stands can be unattractive as well as an obstruction in the right-of-way.

4/14/2010
Air Quality Alert for Thursday, April 15, 2010
The air quality is expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups.

4/14/2010
Welch Welcomes Metro Government to Fairdale High School
Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13) will welcome Mayor Jerry Abramson and all of Metro Government to Fairdale High School when the Mayor’s Community Conversation returns on Monday, April 19th.

4/13/2010
Seneca Park Loop Multiuse Path Meeting set for Monday, April 19th
Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh (D-9) encourages residents to learn more about Seneca Park Multiuse Path at an informational meeting

4/13/2010
Air Quality Alert for Wednesday, April 14, 2010
The air quality is expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups.

4/13/2010
Shanklin offers free gun locks to residents of District 2
A recent shooting tragedy that took the life of a 12 year in the area has prompted Metro Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin (D-2) to offer free gun locks to residents of the Newburg area

4/13/2010
Air Pollution Control to appear before Energy and Environment Committee
Lauren Anderson, Executive Director of the Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District will appear before the Metro Council’s Energy and Environment Committee at its next meeting on Thursday, April 15th.

4/12/2010
New Funding Will Protect Victims of Domestic Violence
Gov. Steve Beshear, Mayor Jerry Abramson and Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-3) today announced $1.6 million in federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) stimulus funds for 22 programs to support victims of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and sexual assault.

4/7/2010
Slugger Field Named One of 10 Best Baseball Parks
Louisville Slugger Field is one of the 10 best places in America to watch minor league baseball, according to USA Today. The newspaper cited Slugger’s Field’s architecture, its downtown location and its view of the Ohio River and the skyline.

4/6/2010
NPR’s “The House Doctor” to make a call in Ninth District
Bob Yapp, better known as “The House Doctor” will bring his knowledge of historic home preservation to Louisville Metro in a series of three free seminars on Saturday, April 10th at the Clifton Center, as part of the 2010 Rehab-A-Rama.

4/6/2010
Shanklin encourages District 2 residents to take advantage of Free Junk drop off at the Outer Loop
Metro Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin (D-2) is encouraging residents of Newburg to take advantage of free junk drop off at the Outer Loop landfill this Sunday, April 11th.

4/6/2010
Ward-Pugh to host Ninth District Annual Spring Community Forum April 13th
A special invitation is being extended to residents of the Ninth District from Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh. It is an invitation of opportunity. The Ninth District Community Forum will get underway on Tuesday, April 13th

4/6/2010
Councilman Hawkins to Participate in Playground Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Metro Councilman Doug Hawkins (District 25) will participate in a ribbon cutting ceremony with Principal Betsy Pickup for a new playground at Medora Elementary School (11801 Deering Road) on Wednesday April 14th at 10:00 a.m.

4/5/2010
Green encourages voters in M107 to cast their ballots in Tuesday’s Special election
After weeks of debate and meetings, on Tuesday voters in Precinct M107 will cast a very important vote in a special wet/dry election. “It is important that register voters in this precinct turn out when the polls open on Tuesday,” says Councilwoman Judith Green (D-1).

4/5/2010
Metro Parks to host free, Pitch, Hit and Run Competition
The home of the Louisville Slugger might produce the next Major League Baseball superstar this spring through two competitions hosted by Metro Parks.

4/5/2010
April events to showcase Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing
Local residents are encouraged to enjoy the springtime beauty and tranquility at Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing, with two events during April at the 1830s-era historic site, located along the Ohio River in southwest Louisville.

4/1/2010
Councilwoman Green announces Easter Egg Festival for Children in District 1
Children in District 1 will have an opportunity for some Easter fun this weekend with one of two Easter Egg Festivals scheduled for Friday, April 2nd and Saturday, April 3rd.

4/1/2010
Mayor Presents Kilowatt Crackdown Awards
Mayor Jerry Abramson, along with members of the Louisville Energy Alliance and the Environmental Protection Agency recognized the winners and participants in Louisville’s inaugural Kilowatt Crackdown competition.

3/31/2010
Abramsons Join in Urging Citizens to Pledge to Prevent Child Abuse
Mayor Jerry Abramson, First Lady Madeline Abramson, and other community leaders are urging area residents to make a pledge to do at least one thing during Child Abuse Prevention Month to stop the mistreatment of infants, youngsters and teens in the community.

3/31/2010
Golf Course Rate Increases Take Effect April 1
For the first time in two years, Metro Parks has adopted minimal increases in greens fees at the nine public golf courses it operates throughout Louisville. The new rates take effect on April 1.

3/31/2010
Woolridge to receive Community Service Award from A. Philip Randolph Institute
Citing her devotion to District 3 and Metro Louisville in health issues and voter registration, Councilwoman Mary C. Woolridge has been chosen to receive the 2010 Community Service Award from the A. Philip Randolph Institute

3/31/2010
Brightside Empowers Citizens to Keep Louisville Beautiful
'Clean and Green’: Cynthia Knapek, Brightside’s executive director, helps empower citizens to keep the city beautiful

3/30/2010
Green encourages voters in Precinct M107 to attend meeting
Councilwoman Judith Green (D-1) is encouraging registered voters in Precinct M107 to attend the second of two informational meetings concerning a special wet-dry vote set for Tuesday, April 6th before they cast a ballot

3/30/2010
Ward-Pugh Named 2010 Parade Grand Marshal for the Frankfort Avenue Easter Parade
When the Easter Parade makes its way down Frankfort Avenue this year, Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh (D-9) will be leading the way as the 2010 Parade Grand Marshal. “It’s a treat to join hundreds of others in a community event so unique to the Frankfort Avenue area,” says Ward-Pugh.

3/29/2010
METCO Awards Loans to Three Local Businesses
New Bar-Restaurant Near Downtown Arena Receives Small-Business City Loan; Three loans awarded to local businesses

3/28/2010
Flood extends deadline for 2010 Doing Our Part Campaign through April
Councilwoman Madonna Flood (D-24) is extending the 2010 “Doing Our Part from the Heart” campaign through the end of April in an effort to raises needed funding for postage to send 400 boxes of personal supplies to service men and women in Afghanistan and Iraq.

3/26/2010
Ward-Pugh and Green Triangle Group move forward with vision for sustainability in District 9
As the Metro Council’s District 9 moves forward with plans to become a greener and more sustainable area, Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh is inviting the public to see the latest progress and help the Green Triangle group with its next task.

3/26/2010
LMPD and Jefferson County Attorney to join Welch for April “Coffee with your Councilwoman”
Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13) has invited the Louisville Metro Police Department and Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell to join her for the next “Coffee with your Councilwoman” on Saturday, April 10th in District 13.

3/25/2010
Crescent Hill Filtration Plant, Reservoir & Gatehouse Named State Historic Marker Sites
Kentucky Historical Society Names Crescent Hill Filtration Plant, Reservoir and Gatehouse State Historic Marker Sites

3/24/2010
Councilmen Heiner & Fleming have released a statement regarding the Audit of Metro Government
Metro Council Minority Caucus Chairman Hal Heiner (District 19) and Vice-Chairman Ken Fleming have released the following statement regarding the release of State Auditor Crit Luallen’s Single Audit of Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government.

3/24/2010
Majority Leader Flood issues statement concerning State Auditor's 2009 Report on Metro Louisville
Following the release of State Auditor Crit Luallen’s report on the review of Louisville Metro’s financial practices in 2009, Councilwoman Madonna Flood (D-24) Majority Leader of the Louisville Metro Council has issued this statement

3/24/2010
Raytheon Adds 30 Jobs and Invests Millions
Governor Beshear, Mayor Abramson Announce Expansion of Raytheon Missile Systems in Louisville Louisville company adds 30 new jobs, invests more than $3 million

3/24/2010
"Coffee with your Councilman " set for April 3rd in District 12
Metro Councilman Rick Blackwell (D-12) s once again sending out the invitation for anyone who may have a concern or problem to talk about it over a cup of coffee.

3/24/2010
Metro Councilman Stuart Benson to Participate in Blankenbaker Parkway Groundbreaking Ceremony
Metro Councilman Stuart Benson (District 20) will participate in a ground breaking ceremony with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet for the Blankenbaker Parkway Extension project. Governor Steve Beshear and Acting Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock will officially break ground on this $5.1 million project that extends Blankenbaker Parkway to Taylorsville Road.

3/24/2010
Abramson Announces Free Junk Drop-Off Day, April 11
Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced details of the city’s free, semi-annual bulk waste and junk drop-off collection day. On Sunday, April 11, Louisville residents may drop off bulk waste items from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Waste Management Outer Loop Landfill, 2673 Outer Loop.

3/24/2010
Sign Up For Fun at 2010 Metro Parks Summer Camps
Registration begins Tuesday, March 30, for summer camps at 14 Metro Parks community centers across Louisville. The camps will feature safe, fun and educational programming allowing children to experience fitness, arts and nature in a wholesome environment. Camps begin on June 7 and continue through July 30.

3/23/2010
Mayor Announces Resignation of Two Veteran Employees
Mayor Jerry Abramson sought and accepted the resignations of two veteran employees in the former Neighborhoods Department as a result of information discovered by the city’s Internal Auditor and the State Auditor in reviews of financial transactions.

3/22/2010
Environmental Health Professional Week
Governor Steve Beshear has proclaimed the week of March 22-26, 2010 Environmental Public Health Professionals week in Kentucky.

3/22/2010
Metro Councilman Glen Stuckel to Host District 17 Town Hall Meeting
Metro Councilman Glen Stuckel (District 17) will hold a Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, March 30 at 6:30 p.m. in the lower level community room of Republic Bank (9600 Brownsboro Road).

3/22/2010
Mayor Abramson Puts City On A Diet
Mayor Abramson Puts City On A Diet With Lose It, Louisville! Weight Loss Initiative Challenge is to lose 100,000 pounds by Labor Day

3/21/2010
Welch to work with the White House on $7.9 million grant for a healthier Louisville Metro
– Metro Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13) praised Friday’s announcement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that Louisville will be one of 44 cities to use federal stimulus money for the creation of new programs to improve overall health of residents

3/19/2010
Shanklin announces "Clean Up Newburg Day" for Saturday, March 27th
Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin (D-2) and members of the Newburg Youth Council will once again take to the streets with hundreds of others as part of “Clean up Newburg Day” in conjunction with the Brightside Community Wide Cleanup on Saturday, March 27th.

3/19/2010
Louisville Awarded $7.9 Million Grant
Louisville Awarded $7.9 Million Grant To Help Improve City’s Collective Health

3/19/2010
Proposed Amendment to APCD Regulation 1.08
Notice of comment period and public hearing for a proposed new version of APCD regulation 1.08, Administrative Procedures

3/18/2010
Abramson to Accept ENERGY STAR Partner Award
Mayor Jerry Abramson travels to Washington, D.C. today to attend the 2010 ENERGY STAR Awards where he will accept an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year award on behalf of Louisville Metro Government.

3/18/2010
District 5 Community Meeting set for Monday night March 29th
Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton is inviting residents to attend the next District 5 Community Meeting set for Monday, March 29th at 6:30pm.

3/17/2010
Men's Journal Names Louisville A 'Best Place To Live'
A national magazine has named Louisville to its list of the “Best Places to Live in 2010.” Men’s Journal cited Louisville’s arts scene, its coffee shops and stores — and specifically touted Bardstown Road — in its April issue, which hit newsstands this week.

3/17/2010
Mayor Announces Program to Help Integrate Inmates Into Society
Mayor Jerry Abramson announced the creation of a new program to assist recently released prisoners and jail inmates returning to the Shawnee neighborhood.

3/17/2010
Proposed STAR amendments – informal review
APCD is providing draft versions of several regulations for informal external review.

3/17/2010
The 12th Annual Ninth District Community Cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, March 27th
With Spring just around the corner, District 9 is ready to shake off the cold of winter and get ready for warmer temperatures and sunny days with an event to rally community spirit. “It is time for a little spring cleaning,” says Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh (D-9) “On Saturday March 27th, our volunteers will join hundreds of others all over Louisville Metro by picking up trash and clearing away winter debris.”

3/16/2010
Metro Councilman Fleming to Receive Celebrate Freedom Award at The Healing Place’s 6th Annual Dinner
Metro Councilman Ken Fleming (District 7) will receive the Celebrate Freedom Award from The Healing Place during its 6th Annual Celebrate Freedom! Dinner on Tuesday, March 23, 2010.

3/16/2010
Kentuckiana Curb Expands in Louisville
Governor Beshear, Mayor Abramson Announce Expansion of Kentuckiana Curb in Louisville Company to manufacture high efficiency commercial HVAC systems, create 50 new jobs

3/15/2010
TARC officials to appear before Transportation Committee on Wednesday
The Metro Council’s Transportation and Public Works Committee will hear from Barry Barker, Executive Director of the Transit Authority of River City at its next meeting on Wednesday, March 17th beginning at 3:00pm.

3/15/2010
Signature HealthCARE Moves Headquarters to Louisville
Signature HealthCARE to Move National Headquarters to Louisville, Create Country’s First Long-Term Care Innovation Center

3/14/2010
Proposed Operating Permit for Altuglas International
APCD proposes to issue a federally enforceable District origin operating permit (FEDOOP) with a STAR environmental acceptability determination to Altuglas International, LLC.

3/13/2010
Johnson provides LMPD with additional funding for crime prevention for three police divisions
In an effort to combat a recent rash of thefts in the Beechmont and Iroquois area, Metro Councilman Dan Johnson (D-21) is providing fund to three Louisville Metro Police divisions for increased patrols in those areas

3/12/2010
Johnson and Downard partner to raise needed funding for Kentucky Humane Society
Metro Councilmen Dan Johnson (D-21) and Kelly Downard (R-16) have announced a joint effort to help raise needed funds for one of the Commonwealth’s oldest animal care agencies, the Kentucky Human Society.

3/12/2010
Metro Parks seeking sponsors for 2nd annual Junior Golf Tour
LOUISVILLE (March 12, 2010) – Younger golfers who are looking to gain competitive experience in tournament play this summer are invited to participate in the second annual Metro Parks Junior Golf Tour, held during June and July on six dates at various courses throughout Louisville.

3/12/2010
Blackwell and Henderson send out the call for volunteers for the 2010 Southwest Pride Community Clea
Once again, residents and businesses from Pleasure Ridge Park to Valley Station are invited to come out and help make the community a better and cleaner place to live through the 2010 Southwest Pride Community Cleanup on Saturday, March 27th.

3/12/2010
Metro Council Passes Comprehensive Ethics Reform
By a vote of 24-0, the Metro Council passed an ordinance updating Louisville Metro’s Code of Ethics to require electronic posting of reports, expand the reach of the Ethics Commission and modernize the definition of family member.

3/12/2010
Metro Council Passes Comprehensive Ethics Reform
By a vote of 24-0, the Metro Council passed an ordinance updating Louisville Metro’s Code of Ethics to require electronic posting of reports, expand the reach of the Ethics Commission and modernize the definition of family member.

3/11/2010
Welch withdraws resolution asking state lawmakers for a law dealing with Pseudoephedrine
While she still believes it is an important way to fight the rise of Meth labs in Louisville Metro Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13) has withdrawn her sponsorship of a resolution that would ask lawmakers in Frankfort to make pseudoephedrine a prescription drug.

3/11/2010
Food Summit Scheduled for Saturday
The Healthy Hometown Movement and Community Farm Alliance will hold Louisville’s second annual food summit on Saturday, March 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Meyzeek Middle School located at 828 South Jackson Street.

3/11/2010
Mayor Breaks Ground on Two New Garages
Abramson Breaks Ground On Two Downtown Garages To Serve Growing Corporate Headquarters and New Hotel; Projects add 757 parking spaces to center city

3/11/2010
Green and Hamilton invite public to begin the process of renaming 34th street for Rev. Louis Coleman
As a way of honoring the lifelong work of the late Reverend Louis Coleman Jr., the Louisville Metro Planning Commission is ready to begin the initial process for renaming a section of 34th Street in his honor.

3/9/2010
Metro Council Resolution Filed Regarding E.On Request for New Fees and Higher Usage Rates
tro Councilman Kelly Downard (District 16) along with Hal Heiner (District 19), Jim King (District 10) and David Tandy (District 4) have filed a resolution asking the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s Public Service Commission to deny E.On AG’s request to impose new fees and higher usage rates for its customers until the matter of the sale of E.On’s North American Operations can be determined.

3/8/2010
TARC and Public Works focus of March District 12 Dialogue
Two Metro Government agencies dealing with transportation issues will be the focus of March’s District 12 Dialogue on Tuesday, March 16th. Officials with TARC and Metro Public Works will be on hand to answer questions and meet with the public beginning at 7:00pm.

3/8/2010
UPS Named Worlds Most Admired
UPS ONCE AGAIN “WORLD’S MOST ADMIRED” BY FORTUNE SURVEY

3/5/2010
Golfers being offered $3 discount during March at Metro Parks courses
Golfers are being offered a $3 discount during March at Metro Parks golf courses. Golfers can register for a coupon, redeemable at any of Metro Parks’ nine public golf courses, at http://www.louisvilleky.gov/MetroParks/golf/golfspecials.htm. The coupon can be applied for tee times made weekdays between the hours of noon and 4 p.m., and on weekends from 2-4 p.m. The purchase of an 18-hole round with a cart rental is required for the discount.

3/5/2010
Six Local Businesses Awarded Small Business Loans
Six businesses, including a new retail store in St. Matthews and downtown high-rise office tower, have received small-business loans this month from Louisville Metro Government.

3/3/2010
Tandy & Heiner Propose Resolution Approving Loan for Acquisition of HQ for Habitat for Humanity
Metro Councilman David Tandy (District 4) and Hal Heiner (District 19) have proposed a resolution authorizing a forgivable loan for the development of a headquarters for both Habitat for Humanity and Youthbuild of Louisville.

3/2/2010
Tandy encourages all Louisville Residents to take advantage of Census jobs
“The Census Bureau is looking for people who know the area and can help them with an accurate count that will ultimately help position Louisville for much needed Federal Funds and services" says Councilman David Tandy (D-4)

3/2/2010
Transportation and Public Works Committee to be updated on Louisville Arena Traffic Plan Wednesday
The Metro Council’s Transportation and Public Works Committee will get an update on how traffic flow around the new Downtown Arena from officials with the Louisville Arena Authority this Wednesday, March 3rd.

3/1/2010
Registration for Spring/Summer Metro Parks Athletic Leagues underway
LOUISVILLE (March 1, 2010) – With spring just around the corner, Metro Parks will begin accepting team registrations for spring and summer athletic leagues beginning today, Monday, March 1 at the Athletics office, across from the Louisville Zoo at 3783 Illinois Avenue.

3/1/2010
MSD to join Councilwoman Welch for March’s Coffee with your Councilwoman
Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch has invited representatives of the Metropolitan Sewer District to join her for District 13’s March “Coffee with your Councilwoman" on Saturday, March 6th

3/1/2010
Metro Parks hosting initial master planning meeting for Petersburg Park
LOUISVILLE (March 1, 2010) – The master planning process for Petersburg Park in the Newburg neighborhood will begin with a public meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 15, at Newburg Middle School, 4901 Exeter Avenue.

3/1/2010
Henderson and Blackwell applaud effort to move forward with plans for new Southwest Library
Councilmen Bob Henderson (D-14) and Rick Blackwell (D-12) praise the efforts of the Louisville Free Public Library and the Library Advisory Commission to move forward with the next phase of a new Southwest Regional Library

3/1/2010
EPA Names Metro Government ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Louisville Metro Government with a 2010 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award for the city’s outstanding efforts to become more energy efficient and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

3/1/2010
Mayor Moves Forward on New Southwest Regional Library
Mayor Jerry Abramson has given approval to take the next step in the expansion of the Louisville Free Public Library (LFPL) – design of a new regional library for Southwest Louisville.

2/26/2010
Next “Coffee with your Councilman” set for March 6th in District 12
Metro Councilman Rick Blackwell is once again issuing an invitation to residents of District 12 to come out and have an informal chat over “Coffee with your Councilman” on Saturday, March 6th.

2/25/2010
River Road Study To Be Unveiled at Public Meeting
A public meeting to unveil plans to preserve and protect scenic River Road, while making it accessible for pedestrians and cyclists, has been set for next month.

2/25/2010
Mayor Unveils 2010 MetroFest Calendar
LOUISVILLE (February 25, 2010) – Citizens can now go on-line at www.louisvilleky.gov to learn about festivals and events taking place in Louisville, or to plan their own event.

2/24/2010
New Green Incentives Available
New Green Business Loan applications now being accepted

2/24/2010
Glen Stuckel Appointed to VIPS Board of Directors
Councilman Glen Stuckel (District 17) was recently appointed to serve on the board of directors for Visually Impaired Pre-School Services (VIPS) for a term of four years. VIPS is celebrating its 25th anniversary of providing early education and intervention services to thousands of blind and visually impaired children throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana.

2/24/2010
Johnson appointed to NLC 2010 Transportation and Infrastructure Services Steering Committee
Metro Councilman Dan Johnson (D-21) will continue to serve on the National League of Cities 2010 Transportation Infrastructure and Services Steering Committee after being selected for second year as a member.

2/23/2010
Ward-Pugh and Volunteers move forward with next phase of planting on Lexington Road
By the time 2009 ended, the stretch of Lexington Road between Top Hill and Cross Hill Roads had been thinned of invasive plants and was ready for new vegetation more suitable to the environment and natural to the area.

2/23/2010
Funding Promotes Healthy Activity by School Students
Gov. Steve Beshear and Mayor Jerry Abramson today presented $31,578 in federal Safe Routes to School funding to Rangeland Elementary School, in Jefferson County, for sidewalk improvement projects.

2/23/2010
Governor Mayor Announce Startup of Three New Companies
TRAX Mechanical Systems, Liberty Processing & Services Innovation and Bio Pharma Logistics to create a combined 145 new jobs, invest nearly $13.5 million

2/23/2010
Tandy sponsors resolution to provide immediate jobs for local workers
Councilman David Tandy (D-4) today announced his sponsorship of legislation that will provide jobs for local workers for the redevelopment of new restaurants in the first floor of the Starks Building. Owners of the Starks Building will spend approximately $4 million on the restaurant projects that include the return of the Colonnade restaurant back to downtown Louisville.

2/23/2010
Community Affairs Committee to honor Outstanding Community leaders for Black History month
On Thursday, February 25th the Community Affairs Committee will hold a special meeting to honor Outstanding Community leaders as part of the Metro Council’s 2010 Black History Month Program

2/23/2010
Welch appointed to NLC’s 2010 Human Development Steering Committee
Metro Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13) has been selected to serve another year as a member of the National League of Cities 2010 Human Development Steering Committee.

2/23/2010
Prius Drawing Cancelled
The West Jefferson County Community Task Force has cancelled its drawing for a Toyota Prius.

2/19/2010
Councilwoman Green Appointed to National League of Cities’ Public Safety Committee
Metro Councilwoman Judith Green (D-1) was appointed to the National League of Cities’ (NLC) 2010 Public Safety and Crime Prevention (PSCP) Steering Committee. Committee members set national municipal policy used in discussions with Congress and the Administration

2/19/2010
Mayor Unveils Public Art Plan for Louisville
After a year of studies and public meetings, Mayor Jerry Abramson today unveiled a plan that will fund and develop new artwork in public spaces across Louisville, from downtown to the suburbs.

2/18/2010
Councilman Tandy joins developers to break ground for Whiskey Row Lofts project
Councilman David Tandy (D-4) today joined Mayor Jerry Abramson, and developers Bill Weyland of CITY Properties Group, and Valle and Stephen Jones to officially break ground on the Whiskey Row Lofts renovation project at 127-131 W. Main Street.

2/18/2010
Ground Broken on Whiskey Row Lofts
WHISKEY ROW LOFTS RECEIVES COMMITMENTS FOR CONSTRUCTION FINANCING, ANNOUNCES START OF RENOVATIONS

2/18/2010
Flood launches 2010 Doing Our Part from the Heart Campaignn
With the help of several business and generous donations for the last three years, United States Service men and women have received personal gifts to make their tour of duty easier as they protect this country. “This year, many more of our troops are headed to Afghanistan and we still have brave men and women serving in Iraq,” said Councilwoman Madonna Flood (D-24). “We need to let these men and women and all the others who serve our country know we appreciate their service and they are not forgotten.”

2/18/2010
Ward-Pugh and Owen sponsor KWA Film Festival on Saturday, Feb. 27th
Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh (D-9) and Metro Council President Tom Owen (D-8) will join the Kentucky Water Alliance for a very special event on Saturday, February 27th. Once again, the KWA will present its Environmental Film Festival; this year’s theme “Water Connects Us All.”

2/17/2010
Welch Resolution asks Frankfort to further restrict ingredients used in meth labs
After working with local law enforcement officials and seeing firsthand the effects of a meth lab explosion in her district, Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13) is sponsoring a resolution that asks state to do more to keep meth labs from operation

2/17/2010
Mayor Abramson Responds to Humana Announcement
Mayor Jerry Abramson issued a statement today regarding the announcement by Humana Inc. that it intends to reduce its workforce on a net basis by approximately 1,400 positions, or five percent, over the course of 2010

2/17/2010
Councilwoman Hamilton to participate in Saturday Academy
Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D-5) will participate in a panel discussion on the need for planning in Black Neighborhoods this Saturday as part of the University of Louisville’s Saturday Academy.

2/16/2010
Governor, Mayor Announce Company Expansion in Louisville
Gov. Steve Beshear and Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson today joined Grindmaster-Cecilware officials in Louisville to announce the expansion of the company’s 116,000 square-foot facility. Grindmaster-Cecilware anticipates creating 33 new, full-time jobs and will invest more than $1.6 million in the Commonwealth.

2/16/2010
February District 12 cancelled for this evening
The February District 12 Dailogue featuring Louisville Metro Police Chief Robert White has been cancelled for this evening

2/15/2010
Dr. Troutman to speak to Health and Human Needs Committee on trans fats report on Wednesday
Dr. Adewale Troutman, Director of the Metro Public Health and Public Wellness Department, will appear before the Health and Human Needs Committee on Wednesday, February 17th at the request of Chairwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13).

2/15/2010
Take the Green Triangle Survey for District 9 beginning Monday
If it took less than tem minutes to share your ideas and thoughts about making a neighborhood you care about greener and more sustainable, would you do it? If your answer is yes, talk “Green” to Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh (D-9) by taking the Green Triangle Survey.

2/12/2010
Metro Council joins Councilwoman Welch to pass resolution for two Domestic Violence Court Dockets
A resolution calling for two separate Domestic Violence Court dockets in Jefferson County will soon be on its way to the Kentucky Supreme Court following passage by the Louisville Metro Council on Thursday night. All members of the Council present joined the resolution’s sponsor Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13) as sponsors

2/11/2010
Chief Robert White featured at February District 12 Dialogue
Councilman Rick Blackwell has invited Louisville Metro Police Chief Robert White to be the featured speaker for February’s District 12 Dialogue at Kerrick Elementary on Tuesday, February 16th.

2/11/2010
Councilman Brent Ackerson offers an alternative family member definition to resolve Ethics Ordinance
As the Metro Council’s Government Accountability and Oversight Committee continues its work on a revising the city’s current ethics code, Councilman Brent Ackerson is offering a proposed amendment to resolve a major hurdle for passage. He is proposing an amendment to cover committed relationships involving a Metro Officer.

2/11/2010
Metro Parks, Olmsted Parks Conservancy hosting final Hogan’s Fountain planning meeting
LOUISVILLE (February 11, 2010) – Metro Parks and the Olmsted Parks Conservancy will host the final public meeting to discuss future plans for the Hogan’s Fountain area of Cherokee Park on Thursday, February 18, at 7 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Highlands-Shelby Park branch library, located at 1250 Bardstown Road in the Mid City Mall.

2/9/2010
Saturday road closures to impact Cherokee, Seneca parks
The following roads will be closed briefly, impacting traffic through Seneca and Cherokee Park for the Snowman Shuffle Run/Walk on Saturday, February 13.

2/5/2010
Proposed Title V Operating Permit for Texas Gas Transmission LLC
APCD proposes to issue a revised Title V operating permit for the natural gas transmission facility at 10327 Gaslight Way

2/5/2010
Proposed Title V Operating Permit for Texas Gas Transmission LLC
APCD proposes to issue a revised Title V operating permit for the natural gas transmission facility at 10327 Gaslight Way

2/5/2010
Councilman Ackerson Congratulates City of Hurstbourne Acres Police Department
Metro Councilman Jon Ackerson (District 18) congratulates the City of Hurstbourne Acres Police Department for its recent accreditation by the Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police. The Hurstbourne Acres Police Department joins the accredited ranks of other police departments including: Jeffersontown Police Department, Shively Police Department, St. Matthews Police Department, Louisville Metro Police Department as well as over 88 other police departments through the state of Kentucky.

2/4/2010
H1N1 Immunizations Available at Four Sites
The Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will administer H1N1 immunizations by appointment at four clinic sites for the rest of the flu season. There is still plenty of vaccine available. People wanting to make an H1N1 appointment may contact one of the following sites.

2/4/2010
Johnson: public meeting for Monday, February 8th
Councilman Dan Johnson (D-21) is encouraging residents who may have smelled a strange odor following last weekend’s chemical spill to learn more about the situation at a meeting hosted by the Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness this coming Saturday

2/3/2010
No More Low-Cost Shingles Shots for Now
No More Low-Cost Shingles Shots for Now

2/3/2010
Ward-Pugh and Metro Council move forward with Metro Match
With several more weeks of winter weather ahead, Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh (D-9) and Members of the Metro Council have issued a challenge the community in an effort to help those having a hard time keeping up with their winter utility bills

2/3/2010
Councilwoman Welch pushes for separate docket for Domestic Violence Cases
Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch has introduced a resolution calling upon the Kentucky Supreme Court and the Jefferson County District Court General Term to create two separate domestic violence court dockets.

2/2/2010
Ackerson and District 26 Leadership Advisory Committee will meet on Saturday, February 6th
Councilman Brent T. Ackerson will hold the first in a series of meetings with the District 26 Leadership Advisory Committee on Saturday, February 6th at 9:30am.

2/2/2010
Low-Cost Shingles Vaccine Offered
For a limited time while supplies last, the Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will again offer the Zostavax vaccine to people age 60 and older to guard against shingles at a greatly-reduced price of $10.

2/1/2010
Love Your Pet, License Your Pet - With No Late Fees!
Metro Animal Services Waives Late Fees for Unlicensed and Past-Due Cat, Dog & Ferret Licenses

1/29/2010
New Restaurant Near Arena Receives City Loan
Two new businesses, including a restaurant opening adjacent to the downtown arena, have received small-business loans this month from Louisville Metro Government.

1/29/2010
Cyclo-cross World Championship Events Coming to Louisville
USA Cycling announced that Louisville was chosen by the Union Cycliste Internationale to host the 2013 Elite Cyclo-cross World Championships and the 2012 and 2013 Masters Cyclo-cross World Championships.

1/28/2010
Ackerson pulls sponsorship of Mayoral Term Resolution
On Thursday night, Councilman Brent Ackerson (D-26) pulled his sponsorship of R-214-10-09, a resolution designed to seek to amend Louisville Metro mayoral term limits from three consecutive terms to two. By pulling his sponsorship, the resolution dies at the Metro Council level

1/28/2010
Blackwell’s ordinance calls for more diversity on Metro Boards and Commissions
An effort to ensure a wide range of community participation on Metro Boards and Commissions is the purpose of a proposed ordinance before the Metro Council sponsored by Councilman Rick Blackwell (D-12).

1/28/2010
‘Stand Up and Be Counted’ During 2010 Census
From job training to schools, to police and fire protection, Mayor Jerry Abramson today said the 2010 census population count is critically important to the future of Louisville and the surrounding region. Joined by community leaders, Abramson

1/27/2010
Blackwell kicks off 2010 “Coffee with your Councilman”
Metro Councilman Rick Blackwell (D-12) will kick off another year of “Coffee with your Councilman” on Saturday, February 6th beginning at 10:00am

1/27/2010
Councilwoman Ward-Pugh and Project Warm host Energy Management Workshop
January has already given Metro Louisville some of its coldest days of the year. Many homeowners may also be realizing just how drafty their home is when it comes to staying warm. What they may not realize is how much money they are losing as a result, they may find out on February 8th

1/25/2010
Youth opportunity Showcase Set for Feb. 13
Mayor Jerry Abramson and Congressman John Yarmuth today announced plans for the fifth annual Youth Opportunity Showcase, which gives teens and young adults a chance to apply for jobs, as well as learn about education, training and volunteer opportunities. The showcase is Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Kentucky International Convention Center.

1/25/2010
Welch announces "Coffee with Councilwoman" beginning February 6th
Metro Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch is extending an invitation to residents of District 13 to come out and have some “Coffee with your Councilwoman” as part of her continued effort to bring Metro Government to the people.

1/25/2010
Public Health and Wellness Extends H1N1 Vaccine Clinics
The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness today announced new clinic sites and hours for those interested in obtaining the H1N1 vaccine.

1/25/2010
Jefferson Memorial Forest offering Valentine’s Day hike for couples
A romantic Valentine’s Day evening awaits Friday, February 12 and Saturday, February 13 at Jefferson Memorial Forest. For only $25, couples will be treated to a romantic candle-lit hike that ends with a view of Louisville’s lights from the scenic Manor House.

1/22/2010
New Energy and Environment Committee to hold organizational meeting on January 28th
The Metro Council’s newly created Energy and Environment Committee will hold its first meeting on Thursday, January 28th at 3:00pm in Council Chambers. “This will be an organizational session to talk about the direction of the committee,” says Councilman Brent Ackerson (D-26) who chairs the committee

1/21/2010
Participate in the Spay Day Photo Contest and Help Raise for Metro Animal Services
The Humane Society of the United States’ Spay Day Photo Contest has begun. It's a fun and easy way to support spay/neuter efforts.

1/21/2010
LWC, MSD & Metro Donate $25K To Provide Clean Water in Haiti
Louisville Water Company donates $10,000 to EDGE Outreach to help purchase and install mini-water treatment plants in Haiti.

1/21/2010
Barbershop Health Sessions for Men
The Department of Public Health and Wellness’s Center for Heath Equity will sponsor two barbershop health sessions for men, primarily African American men. The sessions will be held tomorrow, Friday January 22 from 3 to 6 p.m. and on Saturday January 30 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Both sessions will be held at Skips Shears Plus III at 801 W. Broadway. Activities will include blood pressure and glucose screenings provided by Norton Healthcare, discussion and information on men’s health issues, door prizes and chances to win free hair cuts. For more information call the Center for Health Equity at 574-6616.

1/21/2010
Hamilton and LMPD announce satellite office for Shawnee Neighborhood
Metro Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D-5) joined the Shawnee Neighborhood Association and the Shawnee Weed and Seed program on Thursday night in announcing a new partnership with Louisville Metro Police. LMPD’s 2nd Division will soon be operating a substation in French Plaza

1/21/2010
Winter Pipe Tips & Free Water Shut Off Tag
Learn how you can help prevent frozen water pipes and order your free water shut-off valve tag.

1/20/2010
Louisville Historical League Honors New Library, Two New Fire Stations
New Landmark awards to be handed out this Sunday

1/19/2010
Bluecoats Fire Fighter of the Year 2009
Blue Coats Fire Fighter of the Year Award

1/19/2010
January 2010 Promotions
January 2010 Promotions

1/19/2010
Henderson puts out the call for 2010 VITA Volunteers
Last year, 1400 families in southwest Jefferson County were able to receive an estimated $1.5 million dollars in income tax returns because of a special group of volunteers. Now, the call is going out for volunteers in the 2010 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program.

1/19/2010
Abramson, Top Mayors to Meet With President Obama
Mayor Jerry Abramson and other top mayors will meet with President Barack Obama at the White House this week to discuss job creation, the economic recovery and other major issues.

1/19/2010
African-American Heritage Foundation Assumes Control of Trolley Barn Property
After years of renovation work, the historic Russell trolley barn has been handed over to a nonprofit group, which plans to open the Kentucky Center for African-American Heritage at the site.

1/18/2010
Tandy pledges $10,000 to African American Heritage Center
Metro Councilman David Tandy (D-4) announced a pledge of $10,000 to help the African American Heritage Center continue its fund raising goal on the day when the Commonwealth of Kentucky officially turned over the keys to the facility on Martin Luther King Jr Day.

1/15/2010
Green to celebrate a successful 2009 season with the Flaget Rams
Metro Councilwoman Judith Green (D-1) will be on hand on Sunday, January 17th for a special celebration. She will help the Flaget Rams celebrate their 2009 season with a banquet at 4:00pm at the Southern Star Baptist Church.

1/15/2010
King appointed Metro Council Budget Chairman for Second Term
For the first time in Metro Government history, a Councilmember has been elected to a second consecutive term as Metro Council Budget Chair. On Wednesday, Metro Councilman Jim King (D-10) was appointed by President Tom Owen to serve as Budget Chair for 2010

1/15/2010
College Goal Sundays Set to Help Local Students File for Financial Aid
Area residents attending college or trade school in 2010 are being encouraged to attend one of a number of College Goal SundaySM events designed to help college bound students and their parents or guardians fill out the necessary forms to receive student loans, grants and some scholarships.

1/14/2010
Kramer to Hold Will Clinic with Legal Aid Society
Councilman Kevin Kramer (District 11) and the Legal Aid Society will sponsor a free Will Clinic on Saturday, February 6th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00p.m. at Hunsinger Lane Baptist Church, 3400 Summerfield Drive. The clinic is designed to provide life-planning documents such as a Last Will and Testament, Power of Attorney, Health Care Surrogate, and Living Will. Clients walk away from the clinic with these important documents in hand, usually within an hour.

1/14/2010
Mayor Foresees Economic Growth, Major Progress Ahead
Mayor Jerry Abramson outlined milestones of future success today in his State of the City speech, his 21st and final annual speech, to the Downtown Rotary Club at the Galt House. Abramson’s term ends Dec. 31 and he’s not running for re-election.

1/13/2010
Kramer to Hold 5th Annual District 11 Neighborhood Leader Roundtable
Councilman Kramer will hold his 5th annual District 11 Neighborhood Leader Roundtable on Saturday, February 6, 2010 between 8:30 a.m. and noon at Hunsinger Lane Baptist Church (3400 Summerfield Drive). This meeting allows neighborhood leaders meet and discuss critical issues affecting District 11.

1/13/2010
Green to speak at MLK Post Office Ceremony on Friday
Metro Councilwoman Judith Green (D-1) will be on hand Friday, January 15th as guest speaker for the 20th Annual Martin Luther King Jr., Post Office, MLK recognition celebration.

1/13/2010
Proposed Agreed Board Order with BAE Systems
Notice of Public Hearing on proposed agreed Board order with Ralph Avenue Recycling Center

1/12/2010
CM Heiner calls on Mayor to Start Settlement Discussions with FOP Regarding Take-Home Car Fees
Metro Council Minority Caucus Chairman Hal Heiner (District 19) will introduce a resolution calling on Metro Government to suspend its appeal of a Kentucky Labor Cabinet Ruling and immediately begin good-faith settlement negotiations with representatives of River City Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 614 regarding the release of funds collected from police officers for the use of their police vehicles.

1/12/2010
President Owen announces 2010 Committee Chairs and Vice Chairs
Metro Council President Tom Owen (D-8) has announced who will be in charge of 12 Council Committees in the coming year. For the first time, an energy and environment committee is being created to review future environmental trends for Metro Louisville.

1/12/2010
District 2 to host MLK Brunch on Saturday, January 16th
Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin (D-2) will join the Men of Peace Presbyterian Church for a special Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Brunch this coming Saturday, January 16th.“This is a traditional event were with the vision of Dr. King, we will be helping the children of Metro Louisville,” says Shanklin. “Given the current state of the economy, those children need our help.”

1/12/2010
Mayor Presents Top Apple Awards to Local Schools
Mayor Jerry Abramson celebrated improvements in student reading today by visiting two Jefferson County Public Schools and honoring them with Top Apple awards.

1/11/2010
Cold Weather Companion Adoption Discount
Adopt a new Cold Weather Companion to help keep you warm and cozy this winter and receive a discount on adoption fees!

1/11/2010
Ward-Pugh, Metro Council and LG&E support Metro Match program to help with Heating Assistance
Below freezing temperatures in the first 11 days of January have again shown the important need to help low income residents with their heating bills. That is why the Louisville Metro Council and Louisville Gas and Electric are again focusing on a new program of assistance called “Metro Match.”

1/11/2010
Some Cherokee Park roads to be closed briefly for 5K run on Saturday
Some local roads though and nearby Cherokee Park will be closed to traffic on Saturday, January 16 for the Frostbite 5K run. The closures are as follows:

1/11/2010
Craig Buthod Named Nation's Top Library Director
The Library Journal, the country’s premier library publication, has awarded Louisville Free Public Library Director Craig Buthod its Librarian of the Year Award for 2010.

1/8/2010
Blackwell announces 2010 District 12 Dialogue Schedule
Metro Councilman Rick Blackwell has announced the 2010 District 12 Dialogue schedule with the first meeting set for Tuesday, January 19th at Shacklette Elementary School.

1/8/2010
Ward-Pugh encourages District 9 residents to take advantage of Free Will Clinic
It is an opportunity for those who cannot afford it to get some free legal advice and help with life planning in the event of a tragedy. Councilwoman Ward-Pugh and Louisville’s Legal Aid Society are offering a Will Clinic on Saturday, January 30th.

1/7/2010
Flood elected Majority Leader, Unseld elected Vice Chair of Democratic Caucus
On Thursday, Councilwoman Madonna Flood (D- 24) was elected by her peers to serve as Democratic Caucus Chair and Majority Leader for 2010. Councilman George Unseld (D-6) was selected as Vice-Chairman of the Caucus. “I look forward to working with my colleagues to move this community forward, especially in these tough economic times,” said Flood

1/7/2010
Tom Owen elected 2010 Metro Council President
Metro Councilman Tom Owen (D-8) has been elected to serve as Council President for 2010 following a vote on Thursday night by a vote of 15 to 10. “I am grateful for your confidence in my skills to effectively lead Louisville’s Metro Council,” Owen told members

1/7/2010
Grants Given to Five Organizations
Center for Health Equity Awards Grants to Five Organizations

1/6/2010
Constant Cold Temperatures Cause Concern for Animals Left Outdoors
With the onset of cold weather, Metro Animal Services (MAS) has seen a significant increase in service requests concerning animals residing outdoors.

1/5/2010
Ward-Pugh hosts premiere for Clifton Community Garden and the Beargrass Greenway
It may not have the glitz and glamour of the Hollywood red carpet but Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh (D-9) is hosting a special premiere on Thursday, January 21st as a fun event in the community

1/4/2010
Metro Parks, Public Health and Wellness to Offer Free Fitness Classes
Just in time for the new year, Metro Parks and the Department of Public Health and Wellness are collaborating to offer free fitness classes at various Metro Parks community centers.