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12/31/2013
Metro Police impound vehicle used to transport stolen copper and other items after break in on Craig
The day after Christmas, Fourth Division officers of Louisville Metro Police impounded a vehicle used to transport stolen copper and other items after the report of a break in on Craig Avenue. The impoundment is the first of its kind since the Metro Council amended the scrap metal ordinance last year.

12/30/2013
LIHEAP Crisis Phase Begins January 13th
The annual program that helps prevent disconnection from utility services for low income residents of Louisville begins Mon., Jan. 13, 2014. LIHEAP, the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, is operated by the Louisville Metro Community Action Partnership (CAP). The Crisis Phase of LIHEAP will run from Jan. 13 - March 31 or as long as available funds last.

12/27/2013
Councilman Johnson calls for changes in Yum Center lease agreement in light of S & P downgrade of ar
Councilman Dan Johnson (D-21) is calling for a review of the Yum Center lease agreement and management opportunities following the release of a report by Standard & Poor which has rated $340 million in arena bonds as “BB” which is considered junk status.

12/27/2013
Brightside, Brown-Forman Renew Partnership to Plant Trees
The Brown-Forman Corp. is renewing its partnership with Brightside by donating $25,000 to plant more trees in West Louisville. Since 2001, the Brightside/Brown-Forman Legacy Tree Program has planted more than 1,000 trees in the city.

12/26/2013
Mayors Bet "Day at the Races" for UL/UK Game
With the nation’s premier basketball rivalry resuming Dec. 28, Mayor Greg Fischer of Louisville and Mayor Jim Gray of Lexington are putting a friendly wager on the line: the winning mayor gets the opportunity to show off his hometown track.

12/24/2013
Curbside and Drop-off Christmas Tree Recycling Available
Metro Solid Waste Management will again this year offer curbside pickup of Christmas Trees to residents of the Urban Services District (the old City of Louisville boundaries). Beginning Thursday, December 26, residents with City curbside yard waste pickup may set their Christmas trees and greenery out on their regular collection day.

12/23/2013
New Tree Tracker Tool for Citizens, Businesses to Register Trees They Plant
It’s now easy for individuals and organizations to help Louisville reach its goal of planting 10,000 new trees – with a new tree tracker tool available on the city’s website. The tool can help citizens, organizations and local businesses in coordinating tree planting, according to Brightside and Mayor Greg Fischer.

12/23/2013
Public Art Boosted with New Art Administrator and Programs
Louisville’s public art profile is on the rise, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today, with the hiring of Sarah Lindgren to be the city’s new Public Art Administrator, and progress made on goals of the city’s Commission on Public Art.

12/23/2013
Holiday Garbage, Yard Waste And Recycling Schedule
There will be no residential collection on Wednesday, December 25, 2013 or Wednesday, January 1, 2014 within the Urban Services District (former Louisville city limits). Collection will resume on Thursday and will be delayed by one day. For those who have waste and recycling collection with private companies, check with them for their holiday schedules.

12/23/2013
Councilman Yates cleans up illegal dump on Arnoldtown Road at Windsor Forest
Councilman David Yates (D-25) and volunteers spent Monday morning cleaning up what had become a dumping ground for tires and other debris in the Windsor Forest area near Arnoldtown Road.

12/20/2013
Carbide Industries Title V Operating Permit 140-97-TV(R2)
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to renew a Title V operating permit to Carbide Industries, LLC, 4400 Bells Lane, in accordance with Regulation 2.16.

12/20/2013
Metro Animal Services Offers License Amnesty
Metro Animal Services Encourages Pet Owners To Start 2014 Off Right By Licensing Their Pets. Late Fees Waived in an Effort to Encourage Responsible Pet Ownership

12/19/2013
Metro Council approves cap on attorney fees for ethics cases against a Metro Office
The Metro Council has approved an ordinance sponsored by Councilman David Yates (D-25) that caps the amount of money that can be paid for legal representation during an administrative hearing of a Metro Officer before the Louisville Metro Ethics Commission.

12/19/2013
Metro Council restores additional junk pickup and street sweeping in Urban Services District beginni
The Metro Council is happy to announce that 2014 is a year of restoration for residents in the Urban Services District: an additional junk pickup and street sweeping have been added to the Metro Public Works schedule for the coming year.

12/19/2013
Metro Council approves cap on attorney fees for ethics cases against a Metro Office
The Metro Council has approved an ordinance sponsored by Councilman David Yates (D-25) that caps the amount of money that can be paid for legal representation during an administrative hearing of a Metro Officer before the Louisville Metro Ethics Commission.

12/19/2013
Crews Begin Restoration Work at Crescent Hill Reservoir and Gatehouse
Workers tie-off from scaffolding over millions of gallons of water.

12/18/2013
Corrected 2014 Meeting Schedules for Urban Renewal, Landbank and Vacant Property Review Commission
Please see the attached 2014 meeting schedules for the Urban Renewal and Community Development Agency of Louisville, the Landbank Authority Board of Directors, and the Vacant Property Review Commission.

12/18/2013
AAU National Boys Basketball Championships Coming to Louisville
The Amateur Athletic Union (AAU)announced today that the AAU has awarded its high school boys grades 10 through 12 Division I National Championships and Gold Super Showcases - the elite AAU competition - to Louisville, for three years starting in 2014.

12/17/2013
Councilwoman Scott to join volunteers for the Feed the City Christmas Coat Giveaway
Councilwoman Attica Scott (D-1) will once again join volunteers for a special holiday event to help some 500 families stay warm in Metro Louisville this winter.On Monday, December 23rd, Feed the City will hold a special Christmas New Coat Giveaway between 11:00am and 2:00pm at 1100 South 26th Street.

12/17/2013
WaterWorks Museum Opens March 1 of 2014 at Louisville Water Tower Park
Interior restoration of the 1860 original pumping station is now complete.

12/17/2013
Councilwoman Woolridge joins Kappa Alpha Psi to bring holiday cheer to families in need in District
Councilwoman Mary C. Woolridge will join members of the Louisville Alumni and Alpha Omicron Chapters of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and the Louisville Kappa League for a very special job on Saturday, December 21st

12/16/2013
Councilwoman Welch will be featured speaker for 12th Annual Who’s Who Ceremony at Iroquois High Scho
Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13) has been asked by this year’s Senior Class at Iroquois High School to be the featured key note speaker for the school’s 12th Annual Who’s Who ceremony on Friday, December 20th.

12/16/2013
New Program Helps Companies Grow Exports
The Bluegrass Economic Advancement Movement, in partnership with JPMorgan Chase Foundation, today announced a new program aimed at growing exports in the 22 counties that comprise the greater Louisville-Lexington region.

12/13/2013
Six Small Businesses Receive Approval of METCO Loans
Eight loans in the amount of $486,660 were approved by the Louisville Metropolitan Business Development Corporation. These loans will leverage an additional $15.5 million in private investment, to assist businesses in starting up, improving their buildings, and cleaning the land to encourage economic development.

12/12/2013
Dixie Highway Improvement Project Underway
Design work has begun on the first phase of the long awaited Dixie Highway Improvement Project, but public input is needed before there can be a final design, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.

12/11/2013
Foster Grandparents Celetbrate 41 Years of Service in Louisville
The work of more than 90 foster grandparents who help local children will be honored at a special luncheon Dec. 12. The event themed “A Winter Wonderful Celebration of Volunteers” will take place 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, 1701 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.

12/11/2013
District 14 puts out a call for volunteers for VITA Tax Program in 2014
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program is gearing up for another successful tax season and, as always, they are in need of volunteers to help. A volunteer kickoff and training session is set for Saturday, December 14th at the Sun Valley Community Center beginning at 10:00am.

12/10/2013
2014 Metro Parks Golf Discount Book On Sale Now!
The 2014 Louisville Metro Parks Golf Discount Book is available for purchase, just in time for holiday gift-giving.

12/10/2013
Downtown Tree Replacement Continues
The Louisville Downtown Partnership (LDP) today announced the launch of the second phase of an aggressive tree replacement project that will complete the filling of the more than 330 empty tree wells in Louisville's Central Business District.

12/10/2013
Councilwoman Scott announces the 3rd Annual “Cleanup for Christmas” for abandoned properties in Dist
Councilwoman Attica Scott (D-1) announces the 3rd Annual “Cleanup for Christmas” will begin on Friday, December 20th with a focus on cleaning up abandoned properties in the West Louisville area of District 1.

12/7/2013
Metro Parks Announces Five 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 and Recreation wants to remind the public it will open hills in five parks for sledding from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on days when snow accumulation reaches 2-3 inches.

12/6/2013
Mayoral Reception to Kick Off Bank On 2.0
In September, the JPMorgan Chase Foundation and Cities for Financial Empowerment (CFE) Fund announced the creation of Bank On 2.0, a new effort to create a unified, national approach to delivering safe, affordable banking products and services to low-income and under-banked people through municipal programs across the country.

12/6/2013
Ward-Pugh Announces Retirement from Metro Council
Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh announces her retirement from the Louisville Metro Council in 2014

12/6/2013
“Light Up Newburg” holiday event set for Petersburg Park on Saturday, December 14th
Petersburg Park is a perfect recreational spot for walkers or joggers who just want to enjoy the Newburg Area. On Saturday, December 14th the park will take on a holiday feeling when Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin (D-2) hosts “Light up Newburg”.

12/5/2013
Project One to recognize President King at 28th Annual Awards of Excellence Banquet
It is a program that finds work for area teenagers during the summer and helps develop their educational skills needed for the future. Next week, Project One Inc. will take time to honor the people who have helped the organization perform those goals. Metro Council President Jim King (D-10) and four other community supporters will be recognized during Project One’s 28th Annual Awards of Excellence Banquet on Tuesday, December 10th.

12/5/2013
District 22 Metro Councilman Robin Engel Announces the Donation of 25 Tons of Food to Fern Creek/Hig
District 22 Louisville Metro Councilman Robin Engel is proud to announce that Fern Creek/Highview United Ministries has received a large donation from Zachry Holdings, Inc., a Texas company in town to work on the LG&E Mill Creek project. Employees from Zachry Holdings have collected 23 tons of non-perishable food items and they are also collecting another 2 tons of turkeys, hams, and other meats to donate to Fern Creek/Highview United Ministries.

12/4/2013
Councilwoman Welch and Fairdale Community Club to bring Santa Land to District 13 children
It’s that time of year again when the Fairdale Playtorium becomes a home away from home for the Jolly Old Elf from the North Pole as children in District 13 visit “Santa Land” sponsored again this year by Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch and the Fairdale Community Club on Thursday, December 19th

12/4/2013
American Synthetic Rubber Company Construction Permit TV-13-1013-C
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a construction permit to American Synthetic Rubber Company (synthetic rubber production), 4500 Camp Ground Road, in accordance with Regulation 2.03, for Phase 2 of a project to replace Toluene with a non-hazardous material in their chemical process

12/4/2013
Metro Animal Services KHS Team Up To Make December Record Adoption Month
Animal Agencies Want to Make December Louisville’s Biggest Adoption Month Ever

12/4/2013
Councilwoman Hamilton officially kicks off Phase 1 of West Market Street Corridor Improvement Projec
With the snip of a ribbon, Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D-5) officially began Phase 1 of the West Market Street Corridor Improvement Project on Wednesday. The project will make initially $587,000 worth of infrastructure improvements to Phase 1 of the West Market Street Corridor with the goal to revitalize the area with needed improvements conducive to business development and retail opportunities.

12/4/2013
Louisville Water Foundation Announces First Gift
$10,000 gift will help water-relief efforts in the Philippines through WaterStep.

12/4/2013
Louisville Earns National Grant to Help Reach 55,000 Degrees Goal
55,000 Degrees, Louisville’s education movement, has been awarded a $200,000 grant by the Lumina Foundation to further the community’s ambitious goal – half of the working-age adults with college degrees by 2020.

12/4/2013
Louisville Water and Lebanon Junction Extend Partnership
Lebanon Junction will get 100% of its water from Louisville Water in 2014.

12/4/2013
Metro Councilman Glen Stuckel to Host District 17 Town Hall Meeting
Louisville, KY –Louisville Metro Councilman Glen Stuckel will hold a District 17 Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, December 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the lower level meeting room of Northeast Christian Church (9900 Brownsboro Road).

12/3/2013
District 2 Office calls upon the community to help needy children this holiday season
The District 2 Metro Council office is calling upon the community to help Santa spread some Christmas cheer for needy children in the Newburg and Norfolk area.

12/3/2013
Vision Louisville Launches Third Phase
In a public meeting celebrating the completion of Phase 2 of Vision Louisville, Mayor Greg Fischer called for the city to take bold steps to achieve a connected, creative, competitive and compassionate Louisville.

12/2/2013
Old-Fashioned Family Holiday Festival at Riverside, The Farnsley-Moremen Landing has been cancelled.
From Councilwoman Cindi Fowler’s office: due to the inclement weather and in the interest of safety for attendees and volunteers at the event, the Old Fashioned Family Holiday Festival at Riverside, The Farnsley-Moreman Landing has been CANCELLED

12/2/2013
Councilman Johnson announces “Christmas on the Corner” is rescheduled for Saturday, December 14th
Councilman Dan Johnson (D-21) and the Beechmont Neighborhood Association will usher in the holiday season with “Christmas on the Corner” a holiday tradition set for this Friday, December 6th at 7:00pm at the Gazebo at Woodlawn Avenue and Southern Parkway.

12/2/2013
Intergovernmental Affairs Ad Hoc Committee
The Ad Hoc Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs of the Louisville Metro Council has approved a resolution calling for changes in the Kentucky Revised Statues to give subpoena power to the Metro Ethics Commission.

12/2/2013
Mayor Creates Bourbon and Local Food Work Group
Standing behind the bar at Bourbons Bistro with hundreds of bottles of aged Kentucky bourbon behind him, Mayor Greg Fischer today proclaimed that Louisville will become the world’s best culinary and spirits city — and he signed an executive order to put the city on that path.

12/2/2013
Intergovernmental Affairs Ad Hoc Committee approves resolution calling for changes to Kentucky Revis
The Ad Hoc Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs of the Louisville Metro Council has approved a resolution calling for changes in the Kentucky Revised Statues to give subpoena power to the Metro Ethics Commission. The resolution also calls for clear definitions of misconduct if it becomes necessary to remove a Metro Official.

11/27/2013
Metro Councilman James Peden to take part in Highview Holiday Fest
Metro Councilman James Peden (District 23) will take part in the 9th Annual Highview Holiday Fest, Friday, December 6, 2013. The event will be held at the Central Government Center (7201 Outer Loop) and adjacent Highview Park between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

11/27/2013
Neighborhood Place Partners Offer Free Workshops
Neighborhood Place locations across Jefferson County offer free, valuable workshops and services year-round which are open to the community. Below are some of the highlighted events for December which include an information session about the Affordable Care Act, three energy management workshops as well as an Exploring Self-Employment workshop.

11/27/2013
Kosmos Cement Company Construction Permits 33017-13-C and TV-13-1001-C
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue two Title V Construction permits to Kosmos Cement Company, a portlant cement production plant, located at 15301 Dixie Hwy, in accordance with Regulation 2.03, for a truck/railcar loading spout and for modification of the kilns to allow combustion of other materials.

11/27/2013
Garbage, Recycling Pickup Delayed by Thanksgiving Holiday
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, there will be no residential garbage, recycling and yard waste collection in the Urban Services District on Thursday, November 28. Residents who normally have collection on that day will have service on Friday, Nov. 29. The regular Friday collection will be delayed until Saturday, Nov. 30.

11/27/2013
Councilman James announces 3rd Annual “Light Up California” ceremony cancelled due to weather
Due the chance of more inclement weather and colder temperatures in the forecast, Councilman David James (D-6) announces the ceremony for the 3rd Annual Light Up California in California Leisure Park set for 6:00pm on Saturday, December 7th has been cancelled.

11/26/2013
Kramer Elected to National League of Cities Board of Directors
Metro Councilman Kevin Kramer (District 11) has been elected to serve as a member of the National League of Cities (NLC) Board of Directors. This will be Kramer’s second term as a member of the 45 person NLC Board. The NLC represents more than 19,000 cities throughout the United States serving more than 218 million Americans.

11/26/2013
Philippine Relief Effort Underway as Filipino Choir Visits Louisville
Louisville will show its compassion this holiday weekend as a Filipino choir attends the Sing ‘n’ Joy International Choral Festival & Competition at Christmas at the Galt House Hotel.

11/26/2013
Councilwoman Hamilton announces the next District 5 Quarterly Community Meeting set for Tuesday Dece
Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton is inviting everyone to come out to the next District 5 Quarterly Community Meeting on December 3rd to learn about programs or talk over concerns with representatives of Metro Government.

11/26/2013
Animal Services Encourages You To Keep Your Pet This Holiday Season
Animal Services Encourages Pet Owners To Keep Their Pets This Holiday Season The Stress of the Holidays Results in Higher Intake

11/25/2013
Take the Louisville pure tap Holiday Challenge
Save $100 in a month by drinking from the tap! Louisville Water partners with locally owned businesses to distribute free Louisville pure tap® BPA-free, 22-ounce, re-usable water bottles with a challenge: See how much money you can save by filling up at the tap.

11/25/2013
Old-Fashioned Family Holiday Festival At Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing
Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing will host an “Old-Fashioned Family Holiday Festival” on December 7, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

11/25/2013
BEAM Releases Regional Economic Growth Plan
The 22 counties that form the Bluegrass Economic Advancement Movement region, with Louisville and Lexington as its anchors, have the capacity to grow significant jobs in advanced manufacturing, but the region needs a much more skilled engineering and technical workforce, according to a new study.

11/22/2013
Councilwoman Scott to assist seasonal workers at the Riverport with TARC transportation during the h
Councilwoman Attica Scott (D-1) is sponsoring an effort to give seasonal workers more access to transportation if they work at the Riverport area during this holiday period. “It is my honor to introduce legislation appropriating $8,320 to the Transit Authority of River City (TARC) to extend bus services to the Riverport for seasonal jobs at Café Press, Hannah Anderson and other companies in the area,” says Scott.

11/22/2013
Louisville Water Tower Named 1 of 10 Buildings that Changed Louisville
National Historic Landmark named one of "Ten Buildings that Changed Louisville."

11/21/2013
Councilwoman Mary C. Woolridge sponsors Shively Library Branch Renovations
One of the busiest, and smallest, branches of the Louisville Free Public Library will soon be getting a much needed facelift thanks to substantial contributions from Metro Councilwoman Mary C. Woolridge (D-3) and an appropriation by Shively Mayor Sherry Conner and the Shively City Council.

11/20/2013
River Metals Recycling Offers Incentives for 9th District
River Metals Recycling Offers Incentives for 9th District Residents

11/20/2013
MetroTV’s Livestreaming of Metro Council Meetings Now Available on Mobile Devices
Louisville citizens can now watch Metro Council meetings live – or save them for later viewing – on mobile devices such as phones and tablets, thanks to innovations at Metro Government and MetroTV, the city’s award-winning government broadcast channel. This means that people can watch a Metro Council hearing while riding the bus home from work, at home after they put the kids to sleep, or during a lunch break the next day.

11/20/2013
Councilwoman Shanklin applauds the winning efforts of the Louisville Patriots Football Teams
October 26th was a very big day for the Louisville Patriots of the Louisville Youth Football League by bringing home three winning trophies and a runner up trophy as well in local competition.

11/19/2013
City Bells to Ring Friday to Mark Kennedy Assassination
The bells atop the Louisville City Hall tower will ring this Friday, November 22 to mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today. The bells will sound for 60 seconds beginning at 1:30 p.m.

11/19/2013
Board of Water Works Approves Funding for 2014 Initiatives
Funding approved for Louisville Water's 2014 capital and operating budget.

11/19/2013
Louisville Hits Historic Number of College Degrees
More people in Louisville have college degrees than ever before. The finding is one of several measures of progress in educational attainment in the 55,000 Degrees annual report released today.

11/15/2013
Councilwoman Flood announces kickoff ceremony for “Light Up District 24” on Friday November 22nd is
Councilwoman Madonna Flood and the Okolona Business and Professional Association have announced that due to the threat of bad weather, the kick off ceremony for “Light Up District 24” has been cancelled.

11/15/2013
Metro Animal Services And KHS Team Up To Save Cats This Weekend
Metro Animal Services & Kentucky Humane Society Full on Cats. Public Encouraged to Adopt this Weekend – and Asked Not to Turn in Cats

11/14/2013
Mayor and Superintendent Declare Joint Commitment to Improve Education
To compete in the 21st century global economy, Louisville must have an educated workforce that drives innovation, development and the creation of opportunity. That means significantly increasing the number of students who are prepared to succeed in school and life, Mayor Greg Fischer said today as he and Dr. Donna Hargens, Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent, signed a Joint Commitment to Improve Education Outcomes for Louisville.

11/14/2013
City Seeks Vendor to Build High-Speed Gigabit Network
City Seeks Vendor to Build High-Speed Gigabit Network - Louisville Metro willing to allow vendor use right-of-way

11/14/2013
Councilwoman Shanklin hosts ACA Healthcare Enrollment event for those who want information about Kyn
Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin (D-2) will host an informational enrollment session for anyone in District 2 who would like to more about Kynect, Kentucky’s Healthcare connection to the Affordable Care Act.

11/13/2013
City Launches New Technology for Mobile Pay for Parking
Parking in downtown just got easier, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today. The city has launched a partnership with PassportParking, and will be introducing new mobile pay technology on Monday, November 18 at downtown surface lots. Drivers will be able to use their cell phones to pay for parking, first at downtown surface lots and eventually, at on-street meters throughout the downtown area.

11/13/2013
Light Up Louisville and “40 Nights of Lights” Return
The city’s “Light Up Louisville” event – the traditional starting point for the holidays – returns for its 33rd year along with “40 Nights of Lights” a nightly array of lights and activities along four blocks of 4th Street, from the Galt House to Fourth Street Live.

11/13/2013
Proposed Agreed Board Order with Louisville Gas and Electric Company
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control Board will hold a public hearing on November 20, 2013, on a proposed Agreed Board Order with Louisville Gas and Electric Company. LG&E is alleged to have violated District Regulations 1.05 (Compliance with Emission Standards and Maintenance), 1.07 (Excess Emissions During Startups, Shutdowns, and Upset Conditions), 1.09 (Prohibition of Air Pollution), 1.13 (Control of Objectionable Odors in the Ambient Air), 1.14 (Control of Fugitive Particulate Emissions), and 7.08 (Standards of Performance for New Process Operations) at its facility located at 5252 Cane Run Road in Jefferson County, Kentucky.

11/12/2013
Mayor Says City Ready for Snow and Ice
Surrounded by members of the city’s Snow Team, plows, brine vehicles and other snow-fighting equipment, Mayor Greg Fischer today declared Louisville ready for winter weather.

11/12/2013
Councilwoman Scott calls on MSD to clean up its drainage ditch on Putman Avenue
On Tuesday morning November 12th, Councilwoman Attica Scott (D-1) called upon the Metropolitan Sewer District to take care of one of its properties on Putman Avenue.

11/11/2013
Councilwoman Hamilton announces two more opportunities for District 5 residents to sign up for Kynec
Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D-5) announces there will be two additional informational sign up sessions for residents in the district who are interested in learning more about Kynect under the federal Affordable Care Act.

11/11/2013
Councilman Johnson asks Mayor Fischer to focus road diet plan on 3rd Street and not Southern Parkway
In a letter to Mayor Greg Fischer, Councilman Dan Johnson (D-21) has asked that Louisville Metro Government forgo plans to place Southern Parkway on a “road diet” and instead refocus attention on the 3rd Street area.

11/9/2013
Lubrizol Advanced Materials Construction Permit TV-13-1012-C
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a Title V Construction permit to Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc., a chemical manufacturing plant, located at 4200 Bells Lane, Louisville, KY 40211, in accordance with Regulation 2.03, to construct a new resin line, a new compounding line, and new raw material feed systems for an existing compounding line. The public comment period starts on November 10, 2013 and ends on December 11, 2013.

11/8/2013
Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Celebrates with Hosparus on the Opening of a Mayor’s Mile
Today the Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement joined Hosparus in celebrating the opening of its Mayor’s Mile.

11/8/2013
Louisville City Government Again Named a Top Digital City
When it comes to using technology to connect with citizens, Louisville Metro Government is one of the top local governments in America. For the third year in a row, Louisville has been named a top digital city by the Center for Digital Government in its annual Digital Cities Survey. Louisville placed 2nd in the survey for U.S. cities with a population over 250,000.

11/8/2013
Veterans Treatement Court Mentors
Wayne Martin knows what it means to struggle with addiction and post-traumatic stress disorder. Now Martin is helping other veterans cope with their own addictions and mental health issues as he mentors clients going through the Jefferson County Veterans Treatment Court.

11/7/2013
Planning & Design Introduce Shortened Review Process Timeline

11/6/2013
UPS First Tee Youth Golf Course Opens at Seneca
Mayor Greg Fischer joined youth golfers, public and corporate officials in teeing off at the new UPS/First Tee youth golf course at Seneca Park, officially dedicating the recently completed 9-hole course.

11/6/2013
Councilwoman Hamilton encourages small businesses owners and anyone wishing to start a business in S
As part of the Shawnee Neighborhood Revitalization Strategic Area (NRSA) plan, Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton is encouraging small business owners and those who want to start their business in the Shawnee area to attend two very important workshops in November.

11/6/2013
Councilwoman Scott and the 2nd Division of LMPD will take a public safety walk on Monday November 11
Councilwoman Attica Scott (D-1) and officers of the 2nd Division of Louisville Metro Police will go out on the streets for a public safety walk on Monday, November 11th in the area of a shooting on Broadleaf Drive.

11/6/2013
New Hotel Coming to Heart of Downtown Louisville
Steve Poe, along with Mayor Greg Fischer, today announced the development of a new Aloft hotel in the heart of downtown Louisville – at the corner of 1st and Main Streets, across from historic Whiskey Row and adjacent to the KFC Yum! Center arena. The property will be developed by the Poe Companies with REI Real Estate Services, and managed by White Lodging. The $22 million, eight story boutique hotel will feature an urban design aesthetic with 175 stylish guest rooms and suites, 2,800 square feet of meeting space, and a lively social atmosphere.

11/5/2013
City Seeks Input for Improving Mobility in Louisville
In the first tangible result related to Vision Louisville’s public input phase, Mayor Greg Fischer is asking for the community’s input – and imagination – for creating greater mobility and connectivity between places where people live, work, shop and enjoy leisure time.

11/5/2013
Dixie Highway Traffic and Improvements focus of November’s District 12 Dialogue
Dixie Highway is one of Louisville’s oldest commercial corridors and has recently undergone an effort to efficiently improve the flow of traffic. In the next several years, millions of dollars will be spent to give it a new look for those who live and work along the corridor. Those efforts are the subject of the next District 12 Dialogue hosted by Councilman Rick Blackwell and set for Tuesday, November 12th at 7:00pm.

11/5/2013
Free Leaf Dropoff Begins Nov. 12
Citizens will have three options for dropping off fall leaves at no cost, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.

11/4/2013
Louisville Metro TRIAD to Host 13th Annual Senior Day Out
More than 1800 seniors and disabled individuals in our community will gather for fun and fellowship, Tuesday, Nov. 5 at the 2013 Senior Day Out in Louisville. Participants who pre-registered will enjoy a complimentary lunch and all will experience educational exhibits, health screenings, guest speakers, dancing, Bingo and much more.

11/4/2013
LIHEAP Subsidy Program Begins November 12th
The annual program that helps low income residents of Louisville with their utility bills begins Nov. 12. LIHEAP, the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, is operated by Community Action Partnership part of Louisville Metro Community Services and Revitalization. The Subsidy Phase of LIHEAP will run this year from Nov. 12 through Dec. 19.

11/1/2013
Riverport Expanding to Dixie Highway Area
Mayor Greg Fischer and Jefferson Riverport International officials today announced a Riverport expansion of 162 acres located along Dixie Highway near the Watson Lane intersection. This new development, Riverport Phase 5, is the first non-contiguous development beyond the 2,000 acres that makes up the industrial site between the Greenbelt Highway and the banks of the Ohio River.

11/1/2013
Brightside to Hold Fall Compost Sale and Fundraiser
Brightside to Hold Fall Compost Sale and Fundraiser

10/31/2013
Mayor Fischer Named a Public Official of the Year
Citing his work to create a city of compassion and innovation, Governing Magazine today named Mayor Greg Fischer to its prestigious Public Officials of the Year awards

10/31/2013
Neighborhood Place Partners Offer Free Budgeting Classes and Informational Sessions in Shawnee
Neighborhood Place locations across Jefferson County offer free, valuable workshops and services year-round which are open to the community. Below are some of the highlighted events for November which include several budgeting classes, three information sessions about major revitalization work being done in the Shawnee neighborhood, as well as a link to a new video highlighting the work at Neighborhood Place.

10/30/2013
Shawnee Revitalization Plan
To strengthen the neighborhood, keep people in their homes and reduce vacant properties, Mayor Greg Fischer today joined community leaders to announce the start of a project to renovate homes and revitalize key areas of Louisville’s historic Shawnee neighborhood.

10/30/2013
Delinquent Child Support List Nets Results
Nearly $350,000 in child support has been collected since the Jefferson County Attorney’s office published an insert in The Courier-Journal that lists the names of people delinquent in child support payments. The insert, which ran in the newspaper and was published online on Sunday, Sept. 8, prompted hundreds of calls leading to information on where to find parents who have fallen behind in their child support payments.

10/29/2013
Center for Health Equity Seeks 100 Adults to Engage in the "Healing Possible Quorum"
The goal of the project is to develop and advocate for policies to reduce structural racism in the public, private and nonprofit sectors across Louisville. Issues to be explored include employment, housing, environmental quality, education, transportation, health care, criminal justice and community safety

10/29/2013
Visual Image Systems FEDOOP Permit 27864-13-F
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a FEDOOP operating permit to Visual Image Systems, LLC (Screen and Digital Printing Company), 1808 Laser Lane, in accordance with Regulation 2.17.

10/28/2013
Riverview Park Boat Ramp to Close Temporarily
The Riverview Park boat ramp will be closed to public access from October 29 through November 25.

10/28/2013
M&M Cartage Announces Green Transportation Initiative
M&M Cartage has announced a new initiative to become a national leader in green transportation. The Kentucky-based company plans to invest $7.5 million in building materials and capital equipment, allowing for the construction of a new headquarters with green efficiencies to go along with the addition of new trucks powered by compressed natural gas. To accomplish the goal, the Commonwealth of Kentucky awarded M&M Cartage $800,000 in economic incentives to spur this investment which will lead to 45 new jobs.

10/28/2013
Veterans Day Parade Set for November 11
To honor the service and sacrifices of veterans and active duty military, the UAW 862/Ford Motor Company Veteran’s Day Parade and other activities will take place downtown, Mon., Nov. 11, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.

10/28/2013
Louisville Water Receives National Honor for Excellence
Louisville Water receives award for outstanding achievement in utility management and performance.

10/25/2013
2013 Neighborhood Place Annual Day
Neighborhood Place, Louisville’s award-winning model of providing services to citizens, will have its “Annual Day” conference to celebrate accomplishments and explore new ideas for providing assistance. Nearly 400 individuals and many partner groups are expected to attend Oct. 25, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. at the Marriott Louisville East, 1903 Embassy Square Blvd.

10/25/2013
Councilman David Tandy hosts 9th Annual Willie Bright Community Resource Fair for District 4
Councilman David Tandy will host the 9th Annual Willie Bright Community Resource Fair on Saturday, October 26th at Shelby Park from 12:00pm to 3:00pm. Over the years, this event has been an opportunity for the community to come together for fun and learn more about ways to improve their lives and the lives of their family.

10/25/2013
City Makes Strides in Creating Safer Neighborhoods
One year after a civic group released a comprehensive report to reduce violence and create even safer neighborhoods in Louisville, Mayor Greg Fischer today outlined the progress made the past 12 months and looked ahead to future challenges.

10/25/2013
A New Twist in Your Route at the Crescent Hill Reservoir
A project to replace the roof and repair the staircase of the Crescent Hill Gatehouse is underway.

10/25/2013
Over 6,000 Volunteers for the Brightside Community-Wide Cleanup
Over 6,000 Volunteers for the Brightside Community-Wide Cleanup

10/25/2013
METCO Approves Loan for Downtown Building Facade Improvements
One loan in the amount of $50,000 was approved by the Louisville Metropolitan Business Development Corporation during its October board meeting. This loan will leverage an additional $150,690 in private investment, to assist the owner in improving its building, which thereby helps the neighborhood build pride and improve the attractiveness of the retail district.

10/25/2013
Mayor Asks Water Co. to Lower Proposed Rate Increase
Saying he believes that Louisville Water Company can find efficiencies and cut costs, Mayor Greg Fischer today asked the utility to reduce its planned rate increase.

10/24/2013
Metro Council approves elimination of the 2:00am to 4:00am Retail Package Liquor License
By a vote of 15 to 7, the Louisville Metro Council on Thursday night approved an ordinance that eliminates the retail package sale of alcohol and malt beverages between the hours of 2:00am to 4:00am in Metro Louisville.

10/24/2013
Resolution Urges Metro Separation from State Retirement System
Councilman Jerry T. Miller (District 19) has filed a resolution at the Louisville Metro Council requesting the Kentucky General Assembly revise Kentucky Revised Statute 61.645 to administratively separate the County Employee Retirement System (CERS) from the Kentucky Retirement System (KRS.) This resolution also requests that CERS be made independent of the KRS board with its own Board of Directors.

10/24/2013
City Making Progress on Increasing Tree Canopy
Mayor Greg Fischer today announced several initiatives that are helping Louisville increase its tree canopy, which will green the community, reduce the urban heat island effect, and reduce the community’s carbon footprint.

10/23/2013
Metro Animal Services KHS Adoption Special
Howl-o-ween Adoption Special Spook-tacular $31 Adoption Fees for Pets 4 Months and Older

10/23/2013
“Jack O’Lantern Spectacular” at Iroquois Park Offers “$10 after 10pm” Discount Ticket Special!
Discount tickets are available for the “Jack O’Lantern Spectacular” event underway through November 2 at Iroquois Park. On Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, after 10 p.m., adult tickets will be reduced to $10 – a two dollar discount off the regular price.

10/23/2013
Restoration of Original Pumping Station Nears Completion
Interior renovations of the original pumping station include a new WaterWorks Museum featuring historic photos, memorabilia and film; all now part of Louisville Water Tower Park.

10/23/2013
Lead Poisoning Prevention Week
To help prevent childhood lead poisoning, the Lead Safe Louisville Project is sponsoring free lead inspections to qualified homeowners. Lead Safe Louisville joins in National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, Oct. 20 – 26, to promote the importance of testing your home, testing your child, and learning how to prevent lead poisoning’s serious health effects.

10/23/2013
Councilwoman Scott invites District 1 kids to attend the 10th Annual Kidwell Halloween Bash on Satur
For almost a decade, one local couple has turned Halloween into a fun and safe place for children in District 1. On Saturday, October 26th Alonzo and Georgette Kidwell, Owners of Kidwell Auto beautification, will host their 10th Annual Halloween Bash from 5:00pm to 9:00pm at 3535 Hale Avenue.

10/22/2013
Councilwoman Welch to host 10th Annual Trick or Treat Street with Fairdale Community Club
Children in District 13 are invited to have a fun and celebrate a safe Halloween season when Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch and the Fairdale Community Club host the 10th Annual Trick or Treat Street on October 29th.

10/22/2013
Early Childhood Learning Center Dedicated for George Unseld
Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) Superintendent Donna Hargens joined Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, students, members of the Unseld family, and community leaders in the dedication of the new George Unseld Early Childhood Learning Center. Unseld was a former JCPS administrator and Metro Councilman and was an active supporter of education.

10/21/2013
Pre-Enrollment for LIHEAP Resumes
Pre-enrollment for the Subsidy Phase of LIHEAP (the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) for elderly and disabled residents of Jefferson County resumes this Wed., Oct. 23. Early registration opportunities are only for Jefferson County residents within 130% of the federal poverty guideline who are elderly (60 years or older) or disabled receiving social security, SSI, pension or Black Lung benefits.

10/18/2013
Water Main Project to Provide Back-up Water Supply to Eastern Jefferson County
Large water main project along Hurstbourne Lane will provide back-up water supply for the eastern part of Jefferson County.

10/18/2013
President King places new Brightsite in District 10 at Bardstown Road and the Watterson Expressway
Council President Jim King (D-10) joined volunteers on Friday morning to bring some additional beauty to a busy area of Bardstown Road and the Watterson Expressway. The President is partnering with Brightside to create a new Brightsite in District 10

10/18/2013
Parkland Neighborhood sees six more tree planted along 28th Street
First, there were three. Now, there are nine and more are on the way as the landscape continues to get greener in the Parkland Neighborhood. In this case, more new trees are lining streets in the neighborhoods as part of an overall effort to bring life back to the Parkland Corridor.

10/17/2013
Councilman James and Kosair Charities kick off Care for Kids at Wheatley Elementary
The students of Wheatley Elementary are now participating in a program that will help them live a healthier lifestyle for better learning that could be used toi help other at risk kids throughout Metro Louisville.

10/16/2013
Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Hike and Outdoor Adventure at Jefferson Memorial Forest
Families can enjoy the fall colors in Jefferson Memorial Forest at the Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Hike and Outdoor Adventure Sat., Oct. 19, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants can get a pumpkin, take a hay ride, and hike trails of various lengths through the Forest at the height of fall color. The ninth annual hike is part of the Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement, encouraging better health and wellness by highlighting opportunities for increased physical activity.

10/16/2013
Councilman James hosts Third Annual “Saturday in the Park” in Central Park
Councilman David James (D-6) is once again partnering with Kentucky Shakespeare to host an event which bring a wide variety of fun and festivities to one of the prettiest places in Old Louisville. The Third Annual “Saturday in the Park” will get underway in Central Park with Shakespeare, music, movies and fun for the whole family.

10/16/2013
Fall Trail Run Saturday at Jefferson Memorial Forest
The autumn colors at Jefferson Memorial Forest will provide the setting for the Fall Trail Run, a 5K event for runners and walkers Sat., Oct. 19 at 8 a.m. It will be the third of the four running races that are part of the KentuckyOne Health Four De Lis Classic Series.

10/16/2013
Protect Yourself From Identity Theft With Free Shredding Event
Citizens can protect themselves from identify theft with a free shredding event Sat., Oct. 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1032 Phillips Lane, across from the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center. Residents are encouraged to bring personal and confidential documents they no longer need to be shredded and then recycled. There is no limit on the amount of material residents may bring. Businesses will not be allowed to participate in this event.

10/15/2013
Louisville Extreme Park Partial Redesign Public Meeting October 29
Louisville Metro Parks will hold a public meeting to share the final concept design for the planned partial relocation of the Louisville Extreme Park. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on October 29, at the offices of Luckett & Farley, the design firm for this project, located at 737 South Third Street.

10/14/2013
Food Trucks to Begin Getting Letter Grades Today
Beginning today - Monday October 14 - food trucks that operate in Louisville will be included in the Department of Public Health and Wellness’ ABC Food Placard Program.

10/12/2013
Councilman Blackwell announces Dixie Highway Project moving forward to the design phase
The design work is now underway on the Dixie Highway Corridor Project after the recent awarding of a $600,000 contract to the Corradino Group of Louisville. This initial phase is the first step in the revitalization and transformation of Dixie Highway’s appearance keeping safety in mind along with aesthetic changes and will bring changes at the Watterson Expressway exchange from Crums Lane to Rockford Lane.

10/12/2013
Councilwoman Fowler announces major improvements are coming to Sun Valley Park
A new stage, walking paths, a playground and much more are part of the major improvements announced for Sun Valley Park by Councilwoman Cindi Fowler (D-14) during the Southwest Community Festival on Saturday.

10/11/2013
Advance Ready Mix FEDOOP Permit 27847-13-F
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a FEDOOP operating permit to Advance Ready Mix – Plant #3 (dry batch ready mix concrete plant), 3098 Element Lane, in accordance with Regulation 2.17.

10/11/2013
Zeon Chemicals LP Title V Construction Permit TV-13-1014-C
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a construction permit for a VOC storage tank at Zeon Chemicals L.P. in accordance with Regulation 2.16

10/11/2013
New Computer Lab at Nia Center Helps Fight Cancer
A new high-tech computer lab at the Nia Center on West Broadway will help adults earn their high school diplomas and improve their career skills – while simultaneously being used for medical research to fight cancer.

10/11/2013
Advance Ready Mix FEDOOP Permit 27703-13-F
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a FEDOOP operating permit to Advance Ready Mix – Plants #1 & #2 (dry batch ready mix concrete plant), 820 E.Water Street and 210 N. Clay Street, in accordance with Regulation 2.17.

10/9/2013
Councilwoman Scott announces next Pop Up Park is set for Monday, October 14th

10/9/2013
Proposed Agreed Board Order with Rohm and Haas Chemicals LLC
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control Board will hold a public hearing on October 16, 2013, on a proposed Agreed Board Order with Rohm and Haas Chemicals LLC. Rohm and Haas is alleged to have violated District Regulations 1.07 (Excess Emissions During Startups, Shutdowns, and Upset Conditions) and 2.16 (Title V Operating Permits) at the facility located on Camp Ground Road in Jefferson County, Kentucky.

10/9/2013
City and Walmart Partner for More Sustainable City
Walmart is teaming with Louisville’s Office of Sustainability to improve energy efficiency citywide by offering energy assessments to its many suppliers based in Louisville.

10/9/2013
Louisville Places 200th Family in Home Ownership Program
A single father with three children has closed on a home in Louisville’s Okolona area, becoming the 200th to gain ownership through the Section 8 Home Ownership program operated by the Louisville Metro Housing Authority

10/9/2013
Louisville Metro RSVP Receives National Honor for Volunteer Service
Louisville Metro RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) was recognized as a 2013 National Service Impact Award honoree by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) during the AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary kick-off ceremony in Washington, D.C., on September 20, 2013.

10/9/2013
The 28th Annual Southwest Community Festival this weekend
This Saturday, Sun Valley Park will welcome thousands from all over Metro Louisville when the 28th Annual Southwest Community Festival gets underway on Saturday, October 12th.

10/9/2013
Louisville to Host Celebration of Belle's 100th Birthday
Next year Louisville will be the host of the Centennial Festival of Riverboats, a historic gathering and celebration of American riverboat heritage occurring downtown October 14-19, 2014. The event is being held to honor the 100th birthday of the Belle of Louisville.

10/8/2013
2013 Louisville Project Homeless Connect/Stand Down
Louisville’s homeless population will have an opportunity to access services, information and assistance in a one-stop environment at the 2013 Project Homeless Connect/VA Stand Down, Wed. Oct. 9. Resources available at the event will include food, clothing, medical evaluations, help with employment, education and benefit services, and many other forms of assistance.

10/8/2013
Two Giveaways Scheduled to Increase Visibility for Walkers and Bikers
Bike Louisville and The Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement are partnering with the YMCA of Greater Louisville to host a See and Be Seen campaign during the month of Walktober! This campaign is designed to increase the visibility and safety of bicyclists and pedestrians.

10/8/2013
Free Equestrian Program for Youth Coming to South Louisville Community Center
A partnership between Louisville Metro Parks & Recreation, Equestrian Resources, and the Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) will bring free youth equestrian programs to the South Louisville Community Center, 2911 Taylor Boulevard. KEEP’s “All About Horses” is open to youth ages 9 to 15. The program begins in November and runs through May.

10/7/2013
Flood Debris Can Be Dropped Off at City Waste Reduction Center
Citizens who have damaged household items from the record rainfall this weekend can take it to the city’s Waste Reduction Center at 636 Meriwether Ave. starting Tuesday, Oct. 8., 8 a.m.

10/7/2013
Councilman James joins Four Roses Bourbon to present the 18th Garvin Gate Blues Festival
This coming weekend, another great Old Louisville tradition gets underway highlighting some of the best blues music to be heard in Metro Louisville. And it’s FREE.Councilman David James and Four Roses Bourbon invite the community to the 18th Garvin Gate Blues Festival to be held on Friday and Saturday, October 11 and 12, at The Gate on Garvin Place at Oak Street in historic Old Louisville.

10/4/2013
Dixie Highway Project moving forward to the design phase
The design work is now underway on the Dixie Highway Corridor Project after the recent awarding of a $600,000 contract to the Corradino Group of Louisville. This initial phase is the first step in the revitalization and transformation of Dixie Highway’s appearance keeping safety in mind along with aesthetic changes and will bring changes at the Watterson Expressway exchange from Crums Lane to Rockford Lane.

10/4/2013
Louisville Zoo set to host “World’s Largest Halloween Party” in District 10 in October
Since 1982, the Louisville Zoo has provided a safe, fun Halloween for the children of Metro Louisville and the region. This year, over four weekends in October, the “World’s Largest Halloween Party” will once again get underway for little ghouls, goblins, witches and maybe a princess or two or a superhero.

10/3/2013
Mayor Fischer Welcomes the “Jack O’Lantern Spectacular” to Louisville!
The glow from thousands of artistically-carved, illuminated pumpkins will light up a wooded walking trail in Iroquois Park when the huge, new Jack O’Lantern Spectacular event arrives Oct. 10, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.

10/3/2013
New Crosswalk Signal on River Road first of it's kind in Louisville
Metro Public Works has installed a new crosswalk signal for the pedestrian crossing on River Road at Tumbleweed Restaurant at Waterfront Park. It's called the HAWK system, a nickname for High Intensity Activated Crosswalk, a new system that is being successfully tested across the country and is expected to become a common traffic engineering tool.

10/3/2013
Fischer Named "City Official of the Year"
Citing his leadership, innovation and success in building a stronger economy, the Kentucky League of Cities has named Mayor Greg Fischer the 2013 Elected City Official of the Year.

10/3/2013
LAHTF Releases First Funds for Affordable Housing
Louisville Affordable Housing Trust Fund Releases First Funds for Affordable Housing

10/2/2013
Welch welcomes Mayor Fischer for a Fall Hike and Outdoor Adventure to the Jefferson Memorial Forest
With Fall in full swing and the colors changing, Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13) is encouraging everyone to get out and enjoy the scenery of the Jefferson Memorial Forest at the Mayor’s Fall Hike and Outdoor Adventure on Saturday, October 19th.

10/2/2013
Metro Councilman James Peden Announces Highview Community Festival and Parade
Louisville Metro Councilman James Peden (District 23) announces the upcoming Highview Community Festival and Parade which will take place on Saturday, October, 12 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Outer Loop Plaza ( ValuMarket Shopping Center).

10/1/2013
New! – Metro Parks and Recreation Offers Adult Volleyball League
Louisville Metro Parks & Recreation is offering a new adult league sport – volleyball! Registration is underway and will continue through October 14 or until the league is filled.

10/1/2013
Neighborhood Place Partners to Offer Valuable Events in October
Neighborhood Place locations across Jefferson County are proud to help offer several valuable services and events in October including a six-week nutritional workshop, an educational baby shower, and two celebrations in honor of the 20th anniversary of Neighborhood Place.

10/1/2013
Affordable Health Insurance Now Available Through kynect
Today marked the start of open enrollment in the state’s health benefit exchange, kynect. The insurance marketplace will offer affordable health coverage for the first time to 640,000 uninsured Kentuckians.

10/1/2013
Mayor's Healthy Hometown and YMCA Partner for City's First "Walktober"
The cooler weather and fall foliage make October a perfect time to get out and explore the city on foot. The Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement and the YMCAof Greater Louisville encourage you to discover the many benefits of walking and find a new path to fitness during October.

10/1/2013
Hamilton & Blackwell encourage everyone to learn about Canoeing on the Ohio River this weekend
Shawnee Park and Riverview Park will have something in common this weekend when each park offers a different way to enjoy the beauty of the Ohio River. The Second Annual Urban Wilderness Canoe Adventures will get under way on Friday, October 4th in Shawnee Park and Saturday, October 5th at Riverview Park offering free canoeing and training to those who are interested.

10/1/2013
Councilman David James welcomes visitors to District 6 and the St. James Court Art Show this weekend
Since it began in 1957, the St. James Court Art Show has brought the best artisans and craftsmen along with hundreds of thousands of visitors to the Old Louisville area for a weekend in October.

9/29/2013
Parkland Neighborhood sees the first of new trees planted along 28th Street
Something beautiful happened Thursday morning on 28th Street in the Parkland area. The first in a series of new trees was planted on the Reynolds Metals property.“I am excited to see trees being planted on 28th Street to address some of the environmental and urban heat island issues in west Louisville,” said Councilwoman Attica Scott (D-1). “Hopefully, TARC riders will enjoy some relief from the heat as they wait on the bus on the corner of 28th and Hale.”

9/29/2013
US Department of Housing and Urban Development approves Shawnee Neighborhood Revitalization Plan
After months of hard work and community discussion, Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D-5) learned on Thursday that the US Department of Housing and Urban Development has given approval of the Shawnee Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area (NRSA) Plan.

9/27/2013
Louisville Shares in National Law Enforcement Funding
The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) today announced funding awards to 263 cities and counties, aimed at creating 937 law enforcement positions including five new school safety officers in Louisville

9/26/2013
Metro Council approves ordinance to reduce the size of Louisville Arena TIF District
In a unanimous vote, the Louisville Metro Council on Thursday approved an ordinance which reduces the size of the Tax Increment Financing District for the Louisville Arena Authority from six square miles to two square miles. This change helps in the development of realistic revenue projections to help pay down bonds on the Yum Center.

9/26/2013
Metro Animal Services World Rabies Day Event
Louisville Metro Animal Services World Rabies Day Event

9/26/2013
Construction Begins on New Hotel at Clay Commons
City Properties Group, LLC and First Hospitality Group, Inc. announced today they have started construction on a new Hilton Garden Inn in Downtown Louisville. Mayor Greg Fischer and Councilman David Tandy joined the developers in breaking ground on the new hotel at the corner of 4th and Chestnut Streets downtown.

9/26/2013
Iroquois Amphitheater sees increase in attendance for free events with help from Metro Council Membe
Over 11,000 people attended the many free and low cost events at the Iroquois Amphitheater this summer! This is in addition to the residents that attended one of the market rate concerts or private events that used the venue for their event.

9/26/2013
Free Canoe Rides for Youth and Families October 4 & 5
Metro Parks’ Natural Areas Division, local partner Get Outdoors Kentucky, and Wilderness Inquiry’s Urban Wilderness Canoe Adventures (UWCA) aim to introduce youth and families to the beauty of the Ohio River by offering free rides in Voyageur canoes. Rides will leave from Shawnee Park on October 4 and Riverview Park on October 5.

9/26/2013
Free Arthritis Program Offered Through Metro Parks & Recreation
Louisville Metro Parks & Recreation Senior Services will begin offering the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program at four community and senior centers, beginning the week of September 30.

9/26/2013
Ward-Pugh and Neighborhoods to celebrate Mayor's Mile
Councilwoman Ward-Pugh and four Ninth District Neighborhoods to celebrate the Mayor’s Mile

9/26/2013
Metro Parks Gears Up for “Golftober”
“Golftober” is back! Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation will offer an affordable family golfing package at its nine golf courses each weekend in October.

9/25/2013
Metro Councilman Peden to host 10th Annual McNeely Lake Cleanup
Louisville Metro Councilman James Peden will host the 10th Annual McNeely Lake Cleanup on Saturday, October 5, 2013. The cleanup will start at 9:00 a.m. and will last approximately three hours, each year tons of trash is collected along the lake and throughout the park.

9/25/2013
Ward-Pugh Hosts Fall Community Forum - Oct. 1
Ward-Pugh to host Ninth District Annual Fall Community Forum on Tuesday, October 1st

9/25/2013
Volunteers Needed for Louisville's Meals on Wheels Program
Louisville Metro Government's Meals on Wheels Program is seeking drivers to help deliver meals to elderly throughout Louisville. The need for reliable volunteers across the community who have their own transportation is ongoing, with a special focus of filling several vacancies in the Western and Southwestern parts of the city.

9/25/2013
Councilwoman Scott to honor Coach Terrance Washington at this Thursday’s Metro Council Meeting
Councilwoman Attica Scott (D-1) will take time during this Thursday night’s Metro Council meeting to honor Coach Terrance Washington for his bravery and his actions to save a two year who fell into an abandoned cistern in Russell Lee Park. The incident occurred on September 12th.

9/24/2013
City Buildings to Receive $27 Million in Energy Improvements Without Upfront Cost
Nearly $27 million in energy-efficient upgrades and repairs will be made to government buildings across Louisville, but the city won’t have to go into debt to pay for them, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.

9/24/2013
Pre-Register for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Home heating costs can be a large expense for families in the winter, so the Louisville Metro Community Action Partnership (CAP) will begin accepting pre-registration heating assistance applications on Tuesday, October 1, 2013. The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides financial assistance to help income eligible citizens pay utility bills.

9/24/2013
Next Fourth Street Improvement Project Community Meeting set for Monday, September 30th
Councilman David James (D-6) and Councilwoman Marianne Butler (D-15) are issuing an important reminder for those who are following the Fourth Street Improvement Project. The next community meeting on the project is set for Monday, September 30th at 5:30pm.

9/24/2013
Councilman Owen invites everyone to enjoy and support a Week in the Highlands in District 8 October
A special week of fun is in store for one of Metro Louisville’s most established and historic areas. It’s a time when a community takes a moment to show its pride and unity while at the same time help an organization that helps those in need. It also offers some fun along the way.

9/24/2013
Free Diabetes Management Classes Begin October 7 at Dover Baptist Church
The Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will hold a series of four free classes for individuals interested in learning about and managing diabetes. Classes begin Monday, October 7 at Dover Baptist located at 4323 Dover Rd.

9/23/2013
TARC Investing Millions in Enhanced Transit
TARC officials today were joined by Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and representatives of Kentucky, Indiana and federal transportation agencies to launch 21 distinctive, new buses called “commuter coaches” – the start of more than $30 million in investments to modernize the public transportation system serving Greater Louisville.

9/23/2013
LIHEAP Vendor Solicitation for 2013-14 Season

9/23/2013
New Traffic Signal Helps People Cross River Rd. Safely
Mayor Greg Fischer today pushed a button turning on a new traffic signal designed to allow pedestrians to safely cross a busy stretch of River Rd. near the hugely popular Big Four bridge and Tumbleweed restaurant

9/23/2013
Public Health and Wellness Now Taking Appointments for Flu Shots
The Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness is now taking appointments for flu immunizations at three community sites. Immunizations are available to everyone six months and older.

9/23/2013
Mayor's Office Relocates to IdeaFestival
Mayor Greg Fischer and his leadership team will relocate their offices to the IdeaFestival this week, a move designed to encourage breakthrough thinking. For the second year, city government is also holding a series of workshops to promote innovation in government during the first day of the festival on Wednesday.

9/20/2013
Louisville's Bourbon Boom
Jefferson County is one of the biggest winners in the Bourbon renaissance, with the signature industry providing 4,200 jobs, $263 million in payroll, $32 million in tax revenue and $50 million in capital projects in 2012, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.

9/20/2013
Healthy Start to Hold Rally for Healthy Babies
The Healthy Start initiative of the Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will hold a rally for healthy babies on Thursday, September 26 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Peter Christian United Church at 1225 W. Jefferson St.

9/18/2013
eBay Enterprises Announces 150 New Jobs and Seasonal Hiring
Mayor Greg Fischer, Governor Steve Beshear and eBay Enterprise officials today announced eBay Enterprise, an eBay Inc. company, plans to expand operations in Louisville, creating more than 150 new, full-time jobs and investing up to $45 million in Louisville. The expansion includes construction that would join two newly purchased buildings together for a total of 270,000 square-feet on 17 recently acquired acres near the existing facility on Trade Port Drive in Louisville.

9/17/2013
Park(ing) Week Brings Mini Parks, Special Events to Jefferson St.
The first parking and traffic lane of Jefferson Street in front of Metro Hall has been transformed into a series of mini parks, with trees, sod and architectural structures -- all for Louisville Park(ing) Week

9/17/2013
September 28th marks this year’s District 5 Annual Community Celebration in Shawnee Park
The month of September is a very special time in District 5 and in Shawnee Park it is an opportunity for the Community to come together for music, entertainment and fellowship. Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton announces this year’s District 5 Annual Community Celebration is set for Saturday, September 28th at the Shawnee Park Amphitheater.

9/16/2013
The Housing Partnership Inc. thanks Council President Jim King for helping provide new homes to 65 f
It is a new day for 65 families in Metro Louisville’s District 10. They will soon have the chance to move in to safe, affordable housing after Monday’s announcement that the Housing Partnership Inc. will take possession of 65 apartments on Nightingale Road.

9/13/2013
Councilwoman Welch invites everyone to the 83rd Annual Fairdale Community Fair Sept. 20-21
September is a special time of year in District 13. Every year, more than 10,000 people come out for an event that showcases the community and its people. The 83rd Annual Fairdale Community Fair will once again usher in the fall season with fun on September 20th and September 21st.

9/12/2013
Louisville Water Supports First Lady’s Drink More Water Campaign
Water fill stations and fountains help everyone “Get Back to the Tap!”

9/11/2013
Mayor Fischer Names New Directors

9/11/2013
Mayor Fischer Names Director of Economic Development
Mayor Greg Fischer today named veteran Frankfort attorney Jeff Mosley as the city’s new Director of Economic Development.

9/11/2013
City Receives Local Sustainability Grant
Louisville will create a comprehensive plan to mitigate the impacts of the urban heat effect, thanks in part to a national grant announced this week.

9/10/2013
City to Hold Three CycLOUvia Events
The first of three CycLOUvias will take place on Bardstown Rd./Baxter Ave., from Broadway to the Douglass Loop, on Sunday, October 13, from 2 – 6 p.m.

9/10/2013
Councilman Fleming to Release Report On LOST Report is first comprehensive study on Local Option Sal
Metro Councilman Ken Fleming (District 7) will hold a press conference tomorrow to share a study by the University of Louisville’s Urban Studies Institute on the effects of a Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) on Louisville.

9/10/2013
Family Canoe Day – September 21 at Jefferson Memorial Forest
Jefferson Memorial Forest will offer a Family Canoe Day on September 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Tom Wallace Lake. The program is for ages 5 to adult and is perfect for all skill levels – beginners are welcome.

9/10/2013
Metro Councilman Engel Welcomes Annual Metro Animal Services Rabies, License and Microchip Clinic
Councilman Robin Engel welcomes the Metro Animal Services Rabies, License and Microchip Clinic to District 22 on Friday, September 20 between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Fern Creek Community Center (6104 Bardstown Road).

9/9/2013
“100 Years on the Ohio”, Family Fun Event at Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing
Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing will host “100 Years On the Ohio” September 21 and 22 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm each day, on the grounds of the historic property located at 7410 Moorman Road.

9/9/2013
Officials Break Ground for Expanded River Park Place
Mayor Greg Fischer joined Poe Companies and REI Real Estate for a groundbreaking launching construction of the second phase of RiverPark Place along River Rd. east of Waterfront Park.

9/9/2013
Ward-Pugh applauds YouthBuild’s Project for Karen Lynch Park and Beargrass Falls
Councilwoman Ward-Pugh applauds YouthBuild’s Project for Karen Lynch Park and Beargrass Falls

9/9/2013
“Christmas Story 2” wraps up successful season of “Movies Under the Stars” at the Iroquois Amphithea
Ralphie, Flick, Schwartz and the Old Man are back when “Christmas Story2” concludes the 2013 season of Movies Under the Stars concludes at the Iroquois Amphitheater on Sunday, September 15th.

9/9/2013
Iroquois Amphitheater Celebrates 75 Years With Free Concert and Reunion Event!
Metro Parks & Recreation invites the community to join in celebrating 75 years under the stars at the Iroquois Amphitheater. Gates open at 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 22, for this free concert and reunion event.

9/9/2013
Mayor, Superintendent Urge Volunteers for Every 1 Reads
Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) students who are close to achieving the next level of reading proficiency may get the extra push they need from someone outside the classroom. JCPS Superintendent Donna Hargens and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer called on community members to become Every 1 Reads volunteers today at an event at Byck Elementary School.

9/9/2013
New Cut Road /Southern Parkway Trolley Hop makes its final run on Saturday, September 21
The New Cut Road/Southern Parkway Trolley Hop will make its final run on Saturday, September 21st. “The people of this area wanted a Trolley Hop like Frankfort Avenue and Main Street downtown,” said Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13). So we have been able to continue this program for 4 seasons.”

9/6/2013
OConnell Announces 2013 Child Support Obligors List Publication Sept 8
O'Connell Announces 2013 Child Support Obligors List

9/5/2013
Councilwoman Scott joins Habitat for Humanity to help bring a new family to District 1 and honor Shi
Councilwoman Attica Scott (D-1) will be on hand this Friday morning to help a single mother with three children make her dream of home ownership come true. The Habitat for Humanity house under construction is at 4514 Sunset Circle. It is a special effort to celebrate the 25th anniversary of an organization with the mission of helping those in need.

9/5/2013
Mayor: Greater Louisville Project on Health
Greater Louisville Project's Health Advisory Committee during its release of the report: Measuring the Impact of Health on Lousiville's Competitiveness.

9/5/2013
Neighborhood Place Offers a Restock Festival for School Supplies, a Homeownership Workshop and Other
Neighborhood Place locations across Jefferson County are proud to help offer several valuable events each month. Below are the highlighted events for September including a “Restock Festival” for school supplies, a workshop to prepare for homeownership and a six week healthy cooking series.

9/4/2013
Four Early Stage Manufacturing Cos Selected for Vogt Invention and Innovation Awards
Officials from the Community Foundation of Louisville (CFL), Greater Louisville Inc.’s EnterpriseCorp and Mayor Greg Fischer announced today four winners of the 2013 Vogt Invention & Innovation Awards.

9/3/2013
Louisville Metro Area Regains All 42,000 Jobs Lost During Recession
The Louisville-Southern Indiana metro area has regained all 42,000 jobs lost during the 2007-09 economic recession, according to the latest information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

8/30/2013
Mayor Awards 9th Annual Healthy Hometown Grants
The Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement today awarded grants ranging from $1,500 to $4,250 to ten local organizations. Louisville residents of all ages will benefit from nutritional counseling, exercise classes, learning how to grow fruits and vegetables, training to run races, and the planting of community fruit trees - all due to the Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement.

8/30/2013
River City Drum Corp to Offer Youth Program at Shawnee Arts and Cultural Center
Metro Parks and Recreation announces that the River City Drum Corp (RCDC) will bring its program to the Shawnee Arts & Cultural Center this fall.

8/30/2013
Councilwoman Scott announces Parkland Rising Outdoor Open Mic Night set for Sunday, September 1st
The first of its kind in District 1grassroots evening of performances and visuals will get under way this Labor Day weekend when the Parkland Rising Outdoor Open Mic Night brings local artists to the Parkland area.

8/30/2013
Councilwoman Scott arranges special rededication ceremony for Lake Dreamland Neighborhood on Labor D
The Labor Day Picnic at Lake Dreamland Park will be an important event this year thanks to Councilwoman Attica Scott (D-1). During the event, a special rededication ceremony will be held in memoriam for a beloved teenager who meant so much too so many people.

8/29/2013
METCO Approves Four Loans to Small Businesses
Four loans in the amount of $144,655 were approved by the Louisville Metropolitan Business Development Corporation. These loans will leverage an additional $736,547 in private investment, to assist businesses in improving their buildings, which thereby helps the neighborhood build pride and improve the attractiveness of the retail district

8/29/2013
Air Quality Alert for Friday, August 30
An Air Quality Alert has been called for the Louisville metropolitan area for Friday, August 30, 2013. The Air Quality Index (AQI) is expected to be in the Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups range. The AQI is expected to reach 133 for ozone.

8/29/2013
Councilman James sponsors California Community Day on Saturday, August 31st
With summer coming to an end, Councilman David James (D-6) and the California Neighborhood will come together to host what has become a tradition for one of Metro Louisville oldest and established neighborhoods. California Community Day is set for Saturday, August 31st at California Park.

8/28/2013
Louisville Loop – Northeast MET Project Public Meeting/Open House – September 17
Louisville Metro Parks will hold a public meeting/open house on the design of the planned Middletown–Eastwood Trail (MET) portion of the Louisville Loop, September 17 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Middletown Fire Department, 108 Urton Lane, Louisville KY.

8/28/2013
Metro Parks and Recreation Offers New Girls Softball Program
Metro Parks and Recreation Athletics will offer a free six-week softball program for girls ages 8 to 13, starting September 4 at Wyandotte Park.

8/28/2013
Fairdale Library LEEDS By Example
The green library in Fairdale just got a little bit “greener” today. The Louisville Free Public Library and Mayor Fischer announced this morning the awarding of LEED Silver-certification to the Fairdale Library.

8/28/2013
No Garbage, Recycling or Yard Waste Collection on Labor Day
Due to the Labor Day holiday, there will be no residential garbage, recycling and yard waste collection in the Urban Services District on Monday, September 2. Residents who normally have collection on that day will have service on Tuesday, Sept. 3. Collection will also be delayed by one day for the rest of the week following Labor Day

8/28/2013
Ward-Pugh hosts Back to School Block Party on Sept. 6
Councilwoman Ward-Pugh hosts 14th Annual Back to School Block Party for the Ninth District

8/27/2013
Scott invites District 1 Students to “You Do the Math” on Friday, August 30th at Parkland Community
The Parkland Community Garden continues its impact on the people of the Parkland neighborhood and this Friday a special event will show students how healthy living and eating well will bring educational success.

8/27/2013
Vigilance in School Zones - Fines Double
Mike O’Connell and Metro Police urge vigilance in school zones Double fines statute to be strictly enforced

8/26/2013
Blackwell and Yates host 8th Annual Back to School Party on August 30th
Councilmen Rick Blackwell (D-12) and David Yates (D-25) have a special night planned to help kick off a new school year for students. The 8th Annual Back to School Party is set for Friday, August 30th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Southwest YMCA.

8/26/2013
Public Health and Wellness Offers Free Classes to Help Smokers Quit
The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness offers free classes to help people stop smoking. All classes, educational materials and nicotine replacement products provided are free.

8/23/2013
City's "Portland Pride" Project Renovating Homes, Revitalizing Portland Neighborhood
The owners of a renovated home joined Mayor Greg Fischer, Congressman John Yarmuth and other community leaders today to mark the progress of a major revitalization effort underway in Portland.

8/23/2013
Next “Ask Attica” is set for Tuesday, August 27th at Highland Park Missionary Church
Councilwoman Attica Scott (D-1) is inviting residents of District 1 to learn more about three very important programs in the community when the next “Ask Attica” gets underway on Tuesday, August 27th.

8/23/2013
Councilwoman Woolridge announces District 3 Fall Festival is set for Saturday, September 7th
Councilwoman Mary C. Woolridge announces a special day of fun and entertainment when the District 3 Fall Festival gets underway on Saturday, September 7th. The Fall Festival runs from 11:00am to 8:00pm at Algonquin Park. The park is located at 1614 Cypress

8/22/2013
Families to Receive Labor Day Weekend Discount Through Metro Parks Golf
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 Labor Day Weekend.

8/22/2013
Free Diabetes Management Classes Begin September 4 at Mid City Mall
The Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will hold a series of four free classes for individuals interested in learning about and managing diabetes. Classes begin Wednesday, September 4 at the Highland/Shelby Park Branch Library in the Mid City Mall located at 1250 Bardstown Rd.

8/22/2013
Metro Council Members propose elimination of the 2:00am to 4:00am Retail Package Liquor License
Several Metro Council members are moving forward with an ordinance that will stop the sales of alcohol in retail stores in the early hours of the morning. Councilwomen Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D-5), Marianne Butler (D-15), Attica Scott (D-1), Barbara Shanklin (D-2) and Mary C. Woolridge (D-3) and Councilman David James (D-6) have proposed legislation to eliminate the 2:00am to 4:00am Retail Liquor License in Metro Louisville.

8/22/2013
SOUL Students from University of Louisville to help clean up Greenwood Cemetery
This Saturday, August 24th, a special group of volunteers will spend the afternoon helping maintain the heritage and history for many local families when they help clean up the Greenwood Cemetery in District 1.

8/22/2013
Shoes for Water at Louisville pure tap 5K
The Louisville Sports Commission and Louisville Water Company are collaborating with WaterStep to help the organization collect shoes to assist with its water purification efforts.

8/22/2013
New Development at The EDGE at NULU
New development at the EDGE in NULU neighborhood

8/21/2013
Beechmont Community Center Hosts Back-to-School Open House August 24
Beechmont Community Center is hosting a “Back-to-School” Fall Open House from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on August 24. All are invited to attend and learn more about the center and its activities, and register for fall programs for adults and children. The center is located at 205 W. Wellington Avenue.

8/21/2013
Ward-Pugh attends disaster training session for Metro Employees by WaterStep
Councilwoman Ward-Pugh to attend next disaster training session for Metro employees by WaterStep Corrections employees will learn operations of WaterStep Disaster Relief Water System

8/21/2013
Happy Tail Hour For Metro Hall Park(ing) Week
Local Architectural, Design Community to Showcase Talents for Metro Hall Park(ing) Week in September Events also includes Happy Tail Hour, Pecha Kucha, Farmer’s Market

8/20/2013
Architectural, Design Community to Showcase During Metro Hall Park(ing) Week
The first lane of Jefferson Street in front of Metro Hall will be transformed into a green gathering spot for one week in September, part of an international effort to temporarily reclaim streets and parking spaces and turn them into public places.

8/19/2013
“Rise of the Guardians” is August’s featured “Movies Under the Stars” at the Iroquois Amphitheater
Can the Guardians of Childhood stop a world of total darkness and fear? The answer lies in “The Rise of the Guardians.” The 2012 DreamWorks animated film is part of the Summer of Free Movies at Iroquois Amphitheater on Saturday, August 24th.

8/19/2013
Councilwoman Scott and Senator Rand Paul talk solutions to the problem of vacant property
In an effort to find more local, state and national solutions to the challenge of abandoned and vacant properties, Councilwoman Attica Scott (D-1) recently had the opportunity to discuss the issue with Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky).

8/18/2013
Metro Council’s Budget Committee says no property tax increase for the fiscal year in Metro Louisvil
In a unanimous vote, the Metro Council’s Budget Committee has voted against any property tax increase for the current fiscal year in Metro Louisville.

8/16/2013
Councilman Tandy officially welcomes Volunteers of America Kentucky Headquarters to District 4
Councilman David Tandy (D-4) has officially welcomed a very well-known group to Downtown Louisville as it opens new headquarters and continues its non-profit work in Kentucky, Tennessee, Southern Indiana and West Virginia.

8/16/2013
Republicans Propose Sweeping Changes to NDF and CIF Rules
Members of the Louisville Metro Council’s Minority Caucus held a press conference today to announce their support for “sweeping changes” to the rules and policies governing the use of discretionary funds. The proposal, which is attached to this release, calls for discretionary funds to be used on Capital that have a clear public purpose. The proposal allows for up to $15,000 annually to be used for non-capital programing costs to non-profits so long as the most strict reporting guidelines and prohibitions on using public money are accepted.

8/16/2013
Metro Councilman Jerry T. Miller to Host District 19 Town Hall Meeting
Louisville Metro Councilman Jerry T. Miller (District 19) will hold a district meeting on Tuesday, August 27 at 7:00 p.m. at the Middletown Fire Station #1 (108 Urton Lane) Councilman Miller will be joined by representatives from Metro Public Works, Metro Codes and Regulations, Transit Authority of River City, Metro Animal Services, Metro Parks and Louisville Metro Police Department 8th Division. Invited guests include elected officials State Representative Bob DeWeese, State Representative Ron Crimm, State Senator Julie Denton and Senator Rand Paul’s Louisville Field Representative, Whitney Meadows.

8/15/2013
Four De Lis Run Set for Labor Day
Waterfront Park will be the site for a 10K event for runners and walkers Labor Day. It’s the second of the four running races that are part of the KentuckyOne Health Four De Lis Classic Series.

8/15/2013
Metro Council GAE Committee to begin review of NDF and Ethics Rules
The Louisville Metro Council’s Government Accountability and Ethics Committee plans to meet on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall (601 W Jefferson Street).

8/15/2013
Councilwoman Hamilton invites District 5 residents to “Crime Talk” Community Meeting with LMPD
Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D-5) is inviting residents of District 5 to a special “Crime Talk” Community Meeting with Chief Steve Conrad, Colonel Yvette Gentry and the Majors of the First and Second Divisions of Louisville Metro Police on Monday, August 19th.

8/15/2013
County Attorney Supports Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign
Mike O’Connell, Jefferson County Attorney, joins Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over national crackdown to reduce impaired driving fatalities

8/15/2013
Free Training Available for Manufacturing Jobs
The Kentucky Manufacturing Career Center is enrolling students for its Certified Production Technician training class that begins on Sept. 3 and its Multi-Skilled Technician class that begins on Oct. 14. The classes are free for individuals who have earned the National Career Readiness Certificate and are seeking jobs in the manufacturing industry.

8/14/2013
Louisville Making Modest Progress in Education Attainment
The Louisville-Southern Indiana metro area is gaining ground on competitor cities in the percentage of residents with high school and college degrees, but the region still has plenty of room for improvement in these and other crucial metrics of educational attainment.

8/14/2013
Councilwoman Shanklin invites residents to come out and enjoy Newburg Community Day
For more than 50 years the community of Newburg has held a special homecoming as a way of celebrating unity and pride as one of Louisville’s best Neighborhoods.. This coming weekend, the celebration will continue when “Newburg Community Days” gets underway on Friday, August 16th, Saturday, August 17th and Sunday, August 18th.

8/14/2013
Councilwoman Scott is seeking volunteers to help get JCPS bus stops ready for Back to School
Students in the Jefferson County Public School system will be heading back to class next week and Councilwoman Attica Scott (D-1) wants to make sure the areas where school buses pick up and drop off children are also ready for the new school year.

8/14/2013
Students Share Big Ideas for Vision Louisville
Nearly 77,000 students in Louisville’s public and private schools will share their big ideas about the city’s future as part of the Vision Louisville project, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.

8/14/2013
Recast Energy Louisville LLC Title V Construction Permit 32409-11-C(R3)
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a construction pPermit for three natural gas fired boilers at Recast Energy Louisville LLC, in accordance with Regulation 2.16

8/14/2013
Bank On Louisville Celebrates Third Anniversary
Local banks and credit unions, and other community partners gathered today to celebrate the successful third year of Bank On Louisville, a program that helps lower-income families and individuals achieve financial stability and success.

8/14/2013
Proposed Agreed Board Order with Advance Ready-Mix Concrete, Inc.
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control Board will hold a public hearing on August 21, 2013, on a proposed Agreed Board Order with Advance Ready-Mix Concrete, Inc. Advance is alleged to have violated District Regulations 1.05 (Compliance with Emission Standards and Maintenance Requirements) 1.07 (Excess Emissions During Startups, Shutdowns, and Upset Conditions) 1.14 (Control of Fugitive Particulate Emissions) and 2.03 (Permit Requirements - Non-Title V Construction and Operating Permits and Demolition/Renovation Notices) at facilities located at Shelby Street and Water Street in Jefferson County, Kentucky.

8/13/2013
Councilwoman Fowler announces next “Fowler Forum Community Meeting” for residents of District 14
Councilwoman Cindi Fowler is inviting residents of District 14 to take part in her next Community Forum on Tuesday, August 20th as a way of bringing an issue or concern to the attention of Metro Government.

8/12/2013
Public Health and Wellness Identifies One More Child in Need of Rabies Treatment
The Department of Public Health and Wellness has identified one more child who came in contact with a rabid bat at the Kingston Park Apartments housing complex at 100 E Southland Blvd.

8/11/2013
Councilman Yates to propose sweeping changes to the policies and procedures of the Louisville Metro
Councilman David Yates (D-25) will propose sweeping changes to controls governing Louisville Metro Council Neighborhood Development Funds. Yates will also be working with state legislators to address potential changes to the Kentucky Revised Statutes.

8/11/2013
New Cut Road Southern Parkway Trolley Hop hits the road for fun with the Pirates of Penzance at Iroq
With Summer winding down, the weekend fun continues in South and South Central Louisville when the next New Cut Road / Southern Parkway Trolley Hop hits the road to highlight some mischievous pirates, the Sport of Kings and even some natural things on Saturday. August 17th.

8/9/2013
Public Health and Wellness Identifies Nine Children Who Need Treatment for Rabies Exposure
The Department of Public Health and Wellness personnel canvassed the Kingston Park Apartments housing complex today and identified nine children in of need treatment for rabies exposure. All of these children have either already begun treatment or will begin treatment in the next two days.

8/9/2013
Councilman Owen has released the following statement on the Willow Grande vote
Councilman Tom Owen (D-8) has released the following statement on the Metro Council action on the Willow Grande project

8/9/2013
Councilman James and 1st Gethsemane Center for Family Development sponsor 2013 Health Fair and Back
In an effort to help parents get children ready for school, Councilman David James (D-6) and the 1st Gethsemane Center for Family Development are sponsoring the 2013 Health Fair and Back to School Supplies Giveaway for needy families in the community.

8/8/2013
Public Health and Wellness Seeks Those Who May Have Come in Contact with Rabid Bat
The Department of Public Health and Wellness is seeking to interview persons who may have information about or who have come in contact with a rabid bat in the Kingston Park Apartments housing complex at 100 E Southland Blvd. on August 1.

8/8/2013
Mayor's Hike Bike & Paddle Returns Labor Day
Thousands of people will hit the streets and the Ohio River Labor Day as cyclists, walkers, canoeists and kayakers turn out for the 18th Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Subway Fresh Fit Hike, Bike &Paddle Sept. 2 at Waterfront Park.

8/8/2013
WorldFest Expands to Four Days on Labor Day Weekend
WorldFest, one of the region’s largest international festivals, will span the entire Labor Day weekend for its 11th year as it grows to four days of international food, music, dance and culture on Louisville’s Belvedere downtown.

8/8/2013
Brady Corp. Will Bring Operations, New Jobs to Louisville
Governor Steve Beshear today announced Brady Corp. (NYSE:BRC) plans to establish a manufacturing and distribution operation in Louisville, creating up to 121 new, full-time jobs and investing more than $18.2 million in the project.

8/8/2013
Ward-Pugh Applauds Volunteers Efforts of North American Youth Congress
Councilwoman Ward-Pugh applauds volunteer efforts of the North American Youth Congress in District 9

8/8/2013
Councilwoman Scott announces final Community Input Meeting for the Parkland Corridor Improvement Stu
It has been a busy summer for the Parkland area. A new Community Garden is up and growing. The Family Scholar House has opened its doors. And Metro Government needs input on how the Parkland area can move forward in the future economically. Councilwoman Attica Scott (D-1) is encouraging residents of the area to attend the final community input meeting for the Parkland Corridor Improvement Study on Tuesday, August 13th.

8/7/2013
The District 5 Friday Night Family Film Festival shows locally produced documentary “The Dirt Bowl”
The 2013 Dirt Bowl will conclude this weekend with a new champion set to be crowned on the basketball court of Shawnee Park on Sunday, August 11th. In honor of this classic sporting event in West Louisville, the District 5 Free Friday Night Family Film Festival in the Park has a very special movie on Friday, August 9th .

8/7/2013
Mayor helps Open Parkland Scholar House
Today, Family Scholar House held the grand opening for its new Parkland Scholar House campus, located at 1309 Catalpa Street in the heart of the Parkland neighborhood in western Louisville. The campus, which includes the historic Parkland School built in 1891, will house 48 families in the Family Scholar House residential program and provide programs to benefit the neighborhood.

8/6/2013
Charlie Vettiner Park Master Plan-Phase One Dedication Celebration
Phase One of the Charlie Vettiner Park Master Plan is near completion and there will be a dedication celebration on Monday, August 5, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at the park. Guests are asked to enter the park on Mary Dell Lane then turn left at the sign for the disc golf course, and the event will be held on the left. The $690,000 phase one project includes a new walkway, new parking spaces, speed humps, and drainage improvements.

8/6/2013
Tina Ward-Pugh unveils three new permanent recycling containers in District 9
Keep an eye out for something new in District 9 that will help the environment. On Tuesday, Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh (D-9) participated in an unveiling of three new permanent recycling containers. The new permanent orange recycling containers were placed alongside trash cans on District 9 streets to give people the option of recycling on the go.

8/6/2013
Final Vision Louisville Town Hall at NIA Center
Mayor Greg Fischer invites citizens to attend the eighth and final Vision Louisville Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, August 6 and to bring their big ideas about the future of the city.

8/5/2013
TARC Rolls Out New Hybrid Buses
TARC continues to modernize its fleet with 11 new environmentally-friendly hybrid electric buses now on the road. These latest models feature new bike racks that can hold three, instead of two, bikes.

8/5/2013
Mayor Fischer, Metro Council Members Celebrate Major Improvements at Charlie Vettiner Park
City officials joined neighbors today to celebrate more than $760,000 in renovations and improvements at Charlie Vettiner Park in eastern Louisville. The additions include a new walkway, new parking spaces, speed humps, and drainage improvements—all identified by park users as high priority needs. The construction focused on the first phase of work outlined in the park’s master plan.

8/5/2013
Mayor Announces: No Property Tax Increase
Mayor Greg Fischer will today present to Metro Council an ordinance that keeps the Metro Government real estate tax at the same level it has been since he took office in 2011.

8/1/2013
Neighborhood Place Partners Offer Back to School Events in August
Neighborhood Place locations across Jefferson County are proud to help sponsor numerous Back to School events this summer. More than 5,000 students will be assisted with backpacks, school supplies and other valuable resources to help them prepare for the start of a new school year. Also offered this month is a free educational baby shower for expectant mothers, and a teen violence prevention meeting open to youth between 12 and 17 years old.

7/30/2013
Metro Councilwoman Marilyn Parker to Host District 18 Town Hall Meeting
Metro Councilwoman Marilyn Parker (District 18) will hold a Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, August 6 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in Room 162 of Burhans Hall located at the University of Louisville's Shelby Campus.

7/30/2013
Street Rods Return to Louisville!
The streets of Louisville will once again give the right-away to 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 1 – 4, at the Kentucky Exposition Center.

7/30/2013
Councilman Tandy encourages everyone to come out for the 2013 PITTY Fair on August 3rd in Shelby Par
Councilman David Tandy is encouraging residents of District 4 to a special event in Shelby Park on Saturday, August 3rd to learn more about a nonprofit group with the goal of finding homes for a special kind of abused animal. Saving Sunny presents its 3rd annual PITTY Fair from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

7/30/2013
Golfers Offered $3 Discount During August at Metro Parks Courses
Golfers are being offered a $3 discount during August 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.

7/26/2013
The 24th Annual Brightside/Coca-Cola Volleyball Classic was a Hit!
24th Annual Brightside/Coca-Cola Volleyball Classic

7/26/2013
METCO Approves Facade Loan
METCO approves facade loan for former downtown strip club.

7/26/2013
Councilman James hosts Community Meeting for Residents near Black Leaf to discuss health testing
In his continuing effort to help residents who live around or near the closed Black Leaf Chemical site in the Park Hill area, Councilman David James (D-6) announces a community meeting will be held to let those residents know about proposed medical testing for exposure.

7/25/2013
Chief Engineer Jim Brammell Named as President and CEO of Louisville Water
The Board of Water Works has named Jim Brammell as president and CEO of Louisville Water. Since 2007, Brammell has served as Vice President of Operations and Chief Engineer at Louisville Water.

7/25/2013
Struggle and Triumph Focus of New Exhibit at Metro Hall
From the Underground Railroad to politics to portraits of military leaders, paintings from three Louisville artists capture aspects of adversity, struggle and victory in a new exhibit at Louisville’s historic Metro Hall.

7/25/2013
Metro Parks Offers Convenient Parking for the 2013 U of L Football Season
With the 2013 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.

7/25/2013
Ward-Pugh Elected to BOD of World Affairs Council
Councilwoman Ward-Pugh elected to Board of Directors of World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana

7/24/2013
City Launches Social Media Channel for Families
Louisville Metro Government has launched a new social media channel, making it easier for families to learn about the city events and services they depend on and enjoy.

7/24/2013
Councilwoman Scott announces Parkland Community Garden Build Day 2
Three months after the successful kick off of the Parkland Community Garden, Councilwoman Attica Scott (D-1) invites everyone in the Parkland Neighborhood to come out on Saturday, July 27th and see the progress of the Garden and help with its expansion.

7/24/2013
The next District 12 “Coffee with your Councilman” set for Saturday, August 3rd
Councilman Rick Blackwell will host the next “Coffee with your Councilman” for residents of District 12 on Saturday, August 3rd. The event is a chance for residents to meet with their Councilman.

7/23/2013
Public Health and Wellness Offers Free Diabetes Education Classes
The Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will hold two series of free classes in August for individuals interested in learning about and managing diabetes. Each series consists of four classes and attendance at all four classes is encouraged. Phone 574-6663 for reservations or for more information.

7/23/2013
Metro Parks and Recreation Fall Athletic Leagues Registration Begins July 29
Metro Parks will begin accepting team registrations for fall athletic leagues – softball, kickball and flag football -- on July 29. Games begin the week of September 9. Participants must be 18 or older. Registration deadline is August 30, or until leagues are filled.

7/23/2013
Advance Ready Mix FEDOOP Permit 27847-13-F
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a FEDOOP operating permit to Advance Ready Mix – Plant #3 (dry batch ready mix concrete plant), 3098 Element Lane, in accordance with Regulation 2.17.

7/22/2013
Fischer to Speak on Innovation, Open Government at the White House
Mayor Greg Fischer will be the keynote speaker Tuesday at a White House event focusing on one of the key priorities of his administration – using innovation to increase citizen participation in government.

7/20/2013
Proposed Amended Board Order with Louisville Medical Center Steam Plant
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control Board opens a public comment period July 22, 2013, on an amended Board Order and site-specific plan for oxides of nitrogen (NOx) reasonably available control technology (RACT) for Louisville Medical Center Steam Plant. If approved by the Board, this amended NOx RACT plan will be submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for revision of the Kentucky State Implementation Plan.

7/19/2013
New Technology at Library Aids the Hearing Impaired
For people with hearing loss, a crowded room with a microphone and speakers can be a very difficult environment for hearing clearly. Fan motors, fluorescent lights, or just the intermittent coughing and conversations of other people can make listening to a program nearly impossible. Now, the Louisville Free Public Library’s Main Auditorium is one place where hearing impaired patrons with modern hearing aids can enjoy programs without any such interference.

7/19/2013
Zeon Chemicals L.P. Title V Operating Permit 151-97-TV(R3)
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a Title V Operating Permit for Zeon Chemicals, L.P., in accordance with Regulation 2.16

7/19/2013
Fourth Vision Louisville Town Hall Meeting Saturday at Bowman Field
Mayor Greg Fischer invites citizens to attend the fourth Vision Louisville Town Hall meeting on Saturday, July 20 and to bring their big ideas about the future of the city.

7/19/2013
Iroquois Amphitheater Presents Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance
Iroquois Amphitheater is proud to present Gilbert & Sullivan’s comedic operetta The Pirates of Penzance August 8–17. The story of young love, a band of pirates, giggling maidens and their Major-General father make up the charming plot of Gilbert & Sullivan’s most popular work.

7/18/2013
24th Annual Brightside/Coca-Cola Volleyball Classic
The 24th Annual Brightside/Coca-Cola Volleyball Classic promises a lot of action as hundreds of players including local media celebrities, public officials and Brightside board members will set, volley and spike for a cleaner, greener Louisville. Participating teams represent 32 cities and four states.

7/18/2013
City Considers Expanding Brownsboro Road Diet; Seeks Public Input
Building on the success of the Brownsboro Road Diet, which has improved pedestrian and traffic safety in the Clifton and Clifton Heights neighborhoods, the city is considering expanding the project to Hillcrest Avenue

7/18/2013
FEDOOP Permit for Keebler Company
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a FEDOOP operating permit to The Keebler Company (baked goods manufacturing operating), 2287 Ralph Avenue, in accordance with Regulation 2.17. The 30-day public comment period starts July 18, 2013, and ends on August 16, 2013. A public hearing may be scheduled if the District determines that there are germane, unresolved issues or substantial public interest, in accordance with Regulation 2.07.

7/16/2013
New Cut Road / Taylor Blvd Corridor Study approved by the Metro Council’s Planning and Zoning Commit
The Metro Council’s Planning, Zoning and Land Design Committee has approved a new study which advocates revitalizing and redeveloping an important urban corridor in Metro Louisville.

7/16/2013
Mayor's SummerWorks Program Finds Jobs for 1,500 Youth
Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Louisville’s business community has made the Mayor’s SummerWorks Program a success for the third year by putting 1,500 young adults, ages 16-21, to work in summer jobs.

7/15/2013
Air Quality Alert for Tuesday, July 16
The air quality is expected to become unhealthy for sensitive groups on Tuesday.

7/12/2013
Councilman Yates hosts “Talk with David” Community Meeting on Tuesday, July 16th
Councilman David Yates will host the next "Talk with David" Community Meeting on Tuesday, July 16th at 7:00pm. His featured guest will be Craig Buthod, Executive Director of the Louisville Free Public Library

7/12/2013
Digital Dixie Workshops Get Businesses Online
Local businesses along part of Dixie Highway will soon have the opportunity to put their businesses on the web thanks to the city’s pilot program of digital corridors. The program’s first phase is concentrating on Dixie Highway, between Rockford Lane and Lower Hunters Trace.

7/11/2013
New Cut Road Trolley Hop is bigger and better as it expands to Southern Parkway
When the New Cut Road Trolley Hop makes its next run on Saturday, July 20th, the Trolley will have some new and exciting destinations for riders with more fun and everyone will be able to enjoy a great ride for FREE. The Trolley Hop now includes Southern Parkway. Riders will be able to travel from Churchill Downs to Iroquois Park and then on to the Jefferson Memorial Forest.

7/10/2013
City Reaches New Contracts With Police, Firefighters
Louisville Metro Government and the city’s police and fire unions have reached a new collective bargaining agreement that provides raises to employees while at the same time helping the city better align future revenues with future expenses.

7/10/2013
Public Health and Wellness to Conduct Phone Survey of Community Health
Beginning July 15, the Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will conduct a phone survey to gather information about the health of Louisville Metro residents. The questions have been approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and are used throughout the United States under the CDC’s Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS).

7/10/2013
Proposed Agreed Board Order with Kosair Charities Committee, Inc.
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control Board will hold a public hearing on July 17, 2013, on a proposed Agreed Board Order with Kosair Charities Committee, Inc. Kosair is alleged to have violated District Regulation 5.04 (Adoption of Federal Emission Standard for Asbestos) at its facility located at Eastern Parkway.

7/10/2013
“Skyfall” is July’s featured “Movies Under the Stars” at the Iroquois Amphitheater
James Bond, Agent 007 is back when the 2012 thriller “Skyfall” brings action and excitement to the Summer of Free Movies at Iroquois Amphitheater on Saturday, July 13th.

7/9/2013
Councilman Dan Johnson invites District 21 out for coffee on Friday, July 12th
Councilman Dan Johnson invites residents of District 21 to come out for coffee and conversation on Friday, July 12th to talk issues or concerns. “This is an opportunity to let me know what you think about anything going on in the district or in Metro Government,” says Johnson.

7/9/2013
Angel's Envy Distillery Breaks Ground in Downtown Louisville
Louisville Distilling Co. LLC, producers of the highly celebrated Angel’s Envy bourbon, announced today that it will construct a new state-of-the-art distillery and brand experience center in downtown Louisville.

7/3/2013
Neighborhood Place Partners Offer Free, Valuable Events in July
Neighborhood Place locations across Jefferson County offer free, valuable workshops and services year-round which are open to the community. Below are some of the highlighted events for July which include two training-to-employment opportunities, three financial education workshops and a Back to School festival. To learn more about these services, including reservations requirements and contact info, please refer to the phone numbers listed by each event or visit http://www.louisvilleky.gov/CSR/Calendar/viewall.htm.

7/3/2013
Councilman James and MSD to host informational meeting about Algonquin Parkway Drainage Improvement
By the end of July, The Metropolitan Sewer District will move forward with the Algonquin Parkway Drainage Improvement Project and Councilman David James (D-6) wants to make sure homeowners affected by the project know how they will be impacted.

7/3/2013
Final Phase of Parklands of Floyds Fork Begins
Construction began today on the fourth and final phase of The Parklands of Floyds Fork, the nearly 4,000-acre, donor-supported public park system being developed by 21st Century Parks in eastern and southeastern Louisville.

7/3/2013
Metro Animal Services Searches for Dog Abuse Suspect
Metro Animal Services Searches for Dog Abuse Suspect

7/2/2013
Councilwoman Scott heralds “Parkland Rising” as an example of neighborhood rebirth in Metro Louisvil
When you travel the 3200 block of 32nd Street you will see something unique designed to show a new spirit in a neighborhood working for a more positive future. On Tuesday, Parkland Rising was officially dedicated. It uses an artist’s eye and talent along with a community’s desire and resolve to turn what was once a symbol of abandonment into a work of art.

7/2/2013
Work Begins on New Southwest Regional Library
With shovels in hand, Mayor Greg Fischer, Library Director Craig Buthod, Metro Councilman David Yates, Congressman John Yarmuth, representatives of the Library Foundation, the Library Advisory Commission and a crowd of hundreds, officially broke ground today on the new 40,000 square foot Southwest Regional Library located at 9725 Dixie Highway.

7/1/2013
Holiday Garbage, Recycling and Yard Waste Collection Schedule, Closings For Fourth of July
Closings and collection service for the July 4th holiday.

7/1/2013
City Releases RFP for Redevelopment of Colonial Gardens
The city today released a Request for Proposal (RFP) to seek a developer for the Colonial Gardens property.

7/1/2013
Louisville's First Bike Boxes Unveiled
Mayor Fischer and Congressman Yarmuth announce the city's first bike boxes.

6/28/2013
First Town Hall for Vision Louisville Ideas is July 1
Mayor Greg Fischer invites citizens to attend the first Vision Louisville Town Hall meeting on Monday, July 1 and to bring their big ideas about the future of the city.

6/28/2013
Public Health and Wellness to Begin Residential Mosquito Fogging Monday
Weather permitting, the Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will begin fogging residential areas for mosquitoes Monday night, July 1. The Shawnee, South Dixie Beach, Sylvania Park and Cave Hill Cemetery areas will be fogged.

6/28/2013
Metro Animal Services Offers $4 Adoption Special
Louisville Metro Animal Services and Kentucky Humane Society Celebrate Pet Independence Adoption Special

6/27/2013
Father and Son Revive Historic KY Peerless Distilling Co. in Downtown Louisville
Corky Taylor and his son, Carson, made a dream come true today as they announced the re-opening of the Kentucky Peerless Distilling Company in Louisville’s downtown at the corner of 10th and Main Streets.

6/27/2013
Metro Animal Services July 4th Pet Tips
Animal Services Encourages Pet Owners To Take Precautions During July 4th Celebrations Adoption Specials Underway

6/26/2013
Riverside Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social -- July 14
The entire family is invited to enjoy a day of fun on the banks of the Ohio River as Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing hosts an “Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social”, July 14 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The historic property is located at 7410 Moorman Road.

6/26/2013
Public Health and Wellness Offers Free Classes to Help Smokers Quit
The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness offers free classes to help people stop smoking using the Cooper/Clayton method. The Cooper/Clayton method to stop smoking is a 13-week program that includes weekly support group meetings combined with the use of nicotine replacement products such as patches and gum. Participants receive free weekly supplies of nicotine replacement products.

6/25/2013
Mayor Announces Winners of Spring Photo Contest
Mayor Greg Fischer today announced the winners of Louisville’s first-ever photo contest which drew more than 700 images of the city and its people ranging from the waterfront to the suburbs, including famous icons and lesser known locations. The competition was open to participants of all ages and skill levels.

6/25/2013
METCO Approves Loan to Demolish Remediate and Redevelop Property
The Louisville Metropolitan Business Development Corporation approved a loan in the amount of $150,000 to Addyworld, LLC to demolish, remediate and prepare a site for new construction, at 1023-1025 Bardstown Road. The loan will leverage an additional $900,000 in private investment.

6/25/2013
Public Health and Wellness Offers Free Diabetes Classes
The Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will hold a series of four free classes for individuals interested in learning about and managing diabetes. Classes begin Tuesday, July 9 at the Westport Road Church of Christ located at 4500 Westport Rd., Louisville, KY 40207.

6/25/2013
Walnut Street Rhythm & Blues Band will headline an evening of music in Algonquin Park July 13th
With the summer in full swing, Councilwoman Mary C. Woolridge invites District 3 residents to come out and enjoy the next free summer concert at Algonquin Park on Saturday, July 13th.

6/25/2013
Mayor Announces Winners of Spring Photo Contest
Mayor Greg Fischer today announced the winners of Louisville’s first-ever photo contest which drew more than 700 images of the city and its people ranging from the waterfront to the suburbs, including famous icons and lesser known locations. The competition was open to participants of all ages and skill levels.

6/24/2013
New Award to Recognize Outstanding City Workers
Do you know a city government employee who has gone above and beyond in their service to you, your neighborhood or your city? Mayor Greg Fischer is asking citizens to nominate them for a new award that recognizes excellence and innovation in Metro Government.

6/24/2013
Public Health and Wellness to Offer Free HIV Testing at Jefferson Square Park on Thursday
The Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness mobile unit will be at Jefferson Square Park at Sixth and Jefferson from 11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 27, offering free HIV testing. The testing is part of Louisville’s observance of National HIV Testing Day.

6/24/2013
Metro Parks Fourth of July Holiday Family Golf Discount
Metro Parks and Recreation is offering an affordable family golfing package at its nine golf courses over the Fourth of July weekend, beginning Thursday, July 4 and running through Sunday, July 7.

6/24/2013
Councilman Owen kicks off 2013 Summer Bike Tour with The Upper Highlands as first stop
Councilman Tom Owen will soon begin his annual Summer Bike Tour of visiting ten neighborhoods and small cities in District 8 before the Summer is over. His first stop: the Upper Highlands starts the week of July 7th.

6/24/2013
Louisville Restaurant Scores to be Featured on Yelp Website
Louisville will partner with the popular consumer review site Yelp to integrate the city’s restaurant inspections and scores into online restaurant reviews, Mayor Fischer announced Sunday.

6/21/2013
Summer Youth Service Programs Awarded Funds
The Louisville Out-of-School Time (OST) Coordinating Council awarded $70,104 in grants to 15 community organizations to help make the summer a time of learning. The funds will help support reading programs, academic camps and enrichment activities for about 800 children.

6/21/2013
Metro Council approves funding to move forward with a Waterfront Park West Strategy
With the approval of the Fiscal Year 2013-2014 Budget, the go ahead has been given to move forward with the Waterfront Park West Strategy for Portland, Shawnee and Chickasaw Parks.

6/21/2013
Vision Louisville: Mayor Seeks Ideas for City’s Future
What if the Ohio River was lined with sandy beaches, from Valley Station to Prospect? What if you could get to Cincinnati, Indianapolis or Lexington in 45 minutes without ever getting in a car? What if every child in Louisville could walk or bike to school safely? These are some of the ideas beginning to surface in the Vision Louisville project as Mayor Greg Fischer seeks in input for how the city should look, feel and flow over the next 25 years.

6/20/2013
Metro Council approves Development Area for Kentucky Kingdom
By a unanimous vote, the Louisville Metro Council on Thursday night approved the creation of a development area for Kentucky Kingdom as the park’s developers move closer to a May 2014 opening date.

6/20/2013
Metro Council approves 2013-2014 Operations and Capital Budgets for Metro Government
By a unanimous vote, the Louisville Metro Council on Thursday night has approved the proposed Fiscal Year 2013/2014 Operating and Capital Budgets

6/19/2013
Air Quality Alert for Thursday June 20
The air quality is expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups.

6/19/2013
OPI in Governing Magazine
OPI recognized by Governing Magazine in its Faster, Cheaper, Better section

6/19/2013
Gov Innovator Blog Features Theresa Reno-Weber
Using LouieStat and collaboration across agencies to improve results in Louisville: An interview with Theresa Reno-Weber, Chief of Performance Improvement, City of Louisville

6/19/2013
Metro Council Court to Hold Meeting Thursday, June 20th
The Metro Council Court will meet at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, 2013. The meeting will take place in the chambers of the Louisville Metro Council in City Hall (601 W. Jefferson Street).

6/19/2013
Metro Council Budget Committee approves 2013-2014 Operations and Capital Budgets for Metro Governmen
The proposed Fiscal Year 2013/2014 Operating and Capital Budget unanimously approved Wednesday by the Council’s Budget Committee.The approved budget reallocates nearly $5 million in funds to meet the funding priorities of the Council for affordable housing, trees, business corridors and job growth incentives. More than $450,000 in funding is appropriated to external agencies to provide much needed programing in Metro Louisville, including a 20% increase of $154,100 for the Community Ministries.

6/19/2013
Councilwoman Shanklin announces the return of “Movie Nights in the Park”
Back by popular demand, Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin (D-2) announces the return of “Movie Nights in the Park” beginning this Saturday, June 22nd. On that night, Petersburg Park will become an outdoor theater for the community’s enjoyment.

6/19/2013
Sixth Vehicle Impounded For Illegal Dumping
Sixth vehicle impounded for illegal dumping

6/19/2013
Councilwoman Hamilton announces the return of the District 5 Friday Night Film Festival for the summ
With summer just around the corner, Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton announces the return of a great fun, family event when the District 5 “Free Friday Night Film Festival in the Park” gets underway in District 5 on Friday, June 21st in Chickasaw Park.

6/17/2013
Gazelle Establishes Operations in Louisville, Creates 438 Jobs
Mayor Greg Fischer and Governor Steve Beshear today joined company officials to announce plans by Gazelle Inc., the nation’s leading consumer electronics trade-in site, to establish a 37,500-square-foot processing center on Global Drive in Louisville’s Jefferson Riverport area. The company plans to create 438 new jobs and invest $22.3 million in Louisville over the next several years.

6/14/2013
Riverview Park Independence Festival to bring fun, music and fireworks to the Ohio River
The scenic beauty of the Ohio River will serve as the backdrop for a great patriotic celebration when the Riverview Park Independence Festival presented by Brown- Forman gets underway on Saturday, June 29th. It will be an evening of music, fun, activities for families and a barge load of fireworks on the Ohio River.

6/14/2013
Living Cities Grant Boosts Financial Empowerment Efforts in Louisville
Social service providers and civic leaders today marked the completion of a grant that will help add financial empowerment to services provided to Louisville’s most at-risk residents including the homeless. Through the $164,000 Living Cities grant, awarded to Louisville Metro Community Services and Revitalization (CSR), 13 homeless service agencies helped develop tools and resources that will increase access to financial education and empowerment opportunities for Louisville’s most vulnerable citizens.

6/13/2013
Louisville Water Invites You to Celebrate Another National Title
First it was football, then basketball and now water! Louisville Water's Louisville pure tap® wins "Best of the Best."

6/12/2013
Junior Lifeguard Summer Camp
Louisville Metro Parks Aquatics is offering Junior Lifeguard Camps at the Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center. Two camp sessions are offered: June 17–21, and July 8–12, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

6/12/2013
Councilman James Peden Announces Upcoming Performance for Friday Fest Concert Series at Highview Par
Metro Councilman James Peden (District 23) is sponsoring a free summer concert series at Highview Park for the second straight year based on the success of the former Music in the Metro. A different concert will be held every other Friday from June through August and the event is open to the public, family friendly, and free. Local vendors will be on hand with a variety of food options, and people are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket to enjoy the show. Highview Park is located at 7201 Outer Loop, (enter through Briscoe Lane.)

6/12/2013
Proposed Agreed Board Order with Eckart America Corporation and Reynolds Consumer Products, Inc., Lo
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control Board will hold a public hearing on June 19, 2013, on proposed Agreed Board Orders with Eckart America Corporation and Reynolds Consumer Products, Inc., Louisville Foil Plant. Eckart is alleged to have violated District Regulation 2.16 (Title V Operating Permits) and 2.03 (Permit Requirements - Non-Title V Construction and Operating Permits and Demolition/Renovation Permits) at its facility located at 4101 Camp Ground Road in Jefferson County, Kentucky. The Reynolds Order regards additional control of volatile organic compounds pursuant to District Regulations 1.08 (Administrative Procedures) and 2.16 (Title V Operating Permits).

6/12/2013
Count Me In! Hits Major Milestone
One year after Mayor Greg Fischer and the 55,000 Degrees leadership launched the Count Me In! campaign, the “55K” movement has hit a major milestone with over 10,000 degrees pledged. This type of community engagement will help ensure Louisville will reach its ambitious goal of an additional 55,000 college degrees by 2020.

6/12/2013
Momentive Specialty Chemicals Construction Permit 37374-13-C
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a construction permit to Momentive Specialty Chemicals. in accordance with Regulation 2.03, for a wastewater treatment digester.

6/12/2013
Air Pollution Control Board Public Notice 6-12-2013
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control Board will hold a public hearing on June 19, 2013, on proposed Agreed Board Orders with Eckart America Corporation and Reynolds Consumer Products, Inc., Louisville Foil Plant.

6/11/2013
Mayor Helps Celebrate Completion of Okolona Park Revitalization
A new playground and other improvements were given a good test by dozens of neighborhood children, as Mayor Greg Fischer, Metro Council members and Metro Parks today celebrated the completion of the Okolona Park Revitalization Project.

6/11/2013
Councilman James calls for volunteers to help build a new playground and community garden at Parkway
The children of Parkway Place will soon have a new place to play in District 6 and residents there will also be able to use a new community garden. But before that can happen, volunteers will come together to first prepare and then build a new playground for the complex.

6/10/2013
Louisville Water Competes for the Title of Best Tasting Tap Water in North America
Louisville Water is up against 20 other water utilities from across the nation for the coveted "Best Tasting Tap Water in North America" award.

6/7/2013
Great American Campout at Jefferson Memorial Forest, June 22-23
The annual Great American Campout happens Saturday, June 22, 7:00 p.m. to Sunday, June 23, 11:00 a.m. at Jefferson Memorial Forest. The overnight family campout at Jefferson Memorial Forest supports Great Outdoors Month and also a national effort to raise awareness of the benefits of outdoor recreation, such as camping, as a way to connect people of all backgrounds with nature.

6/6/2013
Health for America Selects Louisville for National Program
Louisville was selected as one of two cities by Health for America for its 2013 Summer Fellowship Program, which will bring entrepreneurs and the healthcare community together to focus on health information technology (IT) opportunities and challenges.

6/6/2013
Metro Council approves purchase of Colonial Gardens by the city for future development
By a vote of 16 to 3, the Louisville Metro Council has approved an ordinance to purchase the Colonial Gardens property for $430,000. This move allows Metro Louisville to issue a RFP for development for the property. The vote came after weeks of discussion by Council members and the Fischer Administration.

6/6/2013
Budget Committee will hear public comment on the proposed FY 2013-2014 Budget on Thursday, June 13th
The public will have an opportunity to comment on the proposed FY 2013 - 2014 Capital and Operating Budgets on Thursday June 13th beginning at 6:00pm in the Council Chambers, 601 West Jefferson Street.

6/6/2013
Illegal dumpers caught on South Floyd Street and their pickup truck impounded
Solid Waste Management Officials and Louisville Metro Police have impounded another vehicle caught in the act of illegal dumping on Thursday afternoon after a resident with a surveillance camera on South Floyd Street recorded a red pickup truck and two men committing the crime.

6/4/2013
Neighborhood Place Partners Offer Free Financial Classes, a Youth Job Fair and Other Events in June
Neighborhood Place locations across Jefferson County offer free, valuable workshops and services year-round which are open to the community. Below are some of the highlighted events for June which include two financial education workshops, a Job Fair for youth in South Louisville as well information about upcoming "Back to School" events. To learn more about these services, including reservations requirements and contact info, please refer to the phone numbers listed by each event or visit http://www.louisvilleky.gov/CSR/Calendar/viewall.htm.

6/3/2013
Kindergarten Countdown Prepares Kids for First Day of School
Surrounded by preschool children, Mayor Greg Fischer joined school and community leaders to launch the 2013 Kindergarten Countdown which helps prepare students entering school for the first time – a critical point for early academic success.

5/31/2013
River Metals Recycling Offers Incentives June 14-23, 2013
River Metals Recycling Offers Incentives for 9th District Residents. From June 14 – 23 to correspond with junk pick up

5/31/2013
Street Sweeping Crews Remind Citizens to Obey No Parking Signs
Street sweeping crews remind citizens to obey No Parking signs

5/31/2013
CafePress Adds 50 Jobs to Louisville HQ With New Customer Service Call Center
CafePress adds 50 jobs to Louisville headquarters with new customer service call center.

5/31/2013
Councilman Tandy joins 200 volunteers to dedicate new playground for St. Vincent DePaul
Friday was a special day at St. Vincent DePaul on South Preston Street. There is a new addition to the campus where those in need come for help. In this case though, children helped design a new playground. Volunteers helped make sure that playground was a reality.

5/30/2013
City Joins National Day of Hacking
Louisville will host one of more than100 events taking place throughout the U.S. on June 1st and 2nd as part of National Day of Civic Hacking. This is an opportunity for government agencies, businesses, nonprofits and civically-engaged individuals to work together to solve complex social problems using government data.

5/30/2013
Former U of L Basketball Star - Angel McCoughtry - Presents Awards to Louisville Youth
Angel McCoughtry, former University of Louisville basketball star, returned to Louisville today to present awards to area youth for their dedication to education and community service. The Angel McCoughtry Dream Foundation issued a challenge to Louisville youth this past spring to stay committed to education and to become active in the community through service, highlighting the city’s recent efforts to stem violence.

5/30/2013
Special Landbank Authority Meeting on June 6th
Regularly scheduled meetings of the Louisville and Jefferson County Landbank Authority, Inc. are held on the fourth Thursday of each month at 2:00 p.m. As a quorum was not established at the May 23rd meeting, a Special Meeting of the Landbank Authority Board of Directors will be held on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 3:00 pm.

5/30/2013
Mayor Fischer Announces City Offers 80 Summer Learning Programs for Youth, Teenagers
From safari camps at the Louisville Zoo to the reading program in the libraries to water and insect studies at Jefferson Memorial Forest, Metro Government offers 80 learning programs for students during the summer break, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.

5/30/2013
Waterfront Independence Festival Returns July 3, 4
Mayor Greg Fischer, Waterfront Development Corporation President David Karem and Fifth Third Bank CEO Tom Partridge announced plans today for the 2013 Fifth Third Bank Waterfront Independence Festival. The event features two days of FREE music, FREE children’s activities, festival food, fireworks, and fun.

5/30/2013
Work Starts on the East End Ohio River Bridge
Governor Mike Pence, Louisville mayor Greg Fischer today joined WVB East End Partners and state and local officials to mark the long-awaited start of construction on the East End Crossing of the Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges project.

5/29/2013
Metro Parks Golf Discount Book: A Great Father’s Day Gift!
Father’s Day is coming up and Metro Parks and Recreation has the answer to the perennial question, “What do I get for Dad?” The Metro Parks Golf Discount Book is a gift dad will love and the whole family can enjoy!

5/29/2013
City Helps Businesses Improve Web Presence
Cities assist businesses in numerous ways to drive economic growth in their communities. Mayor Greg Fischer has just kicked off a new way that Louisville is helping its businesses, with a concerted effort to help get them an increased website presence, and creating digital economic corridors

5/29/2013
Rally to Encourage High School Graduates to Go On to College
More than 90 percent of Jefferson County Public Schools graduates apply to college. But only two-thirds of those graduates enter colleges and universities in the fall. It’s part of a nationwide problem called “summer melt” that 55,000 Degrees, Jefferson County Public Schools and education partners are working to overcome with a new event this Saturday at the Muhammad Ali Center.

5/29/2013
Councilman James and 2nd Division Officers announce special enforcement effort for Victory Park
Councilman David James (D-6) joined officers of the Louisville Metro Police Department’s Second Division on a safety and information walk around the Victory Park neighborhood on Wednesday, May 29th.

5/28/2013
22nd Annual Floyds Fork Creek Sweep Scheduled for June 1st
Louisville Metro Councilmen Stuart Benson (District 20), and Robin Engel (District 22) will participate in the upcoming 22nd Annual Floyds Fork Creek Sweep, and they are encouraging volunteers to join them in helping the Floyds Fork Environmental Association with their efforts to remove debris and improve one of this community’s largest parks and waterway.

5/28/2013
22nd Annual Floyds Fork Creek Sweep Scheduled for June 1st
Louisville Metro Councilmen Stuart Benson (District 20), and Robin Engel (District 22) will participate in the upcoming 22nd Annual Floyds Fork Creek Sweep, and they are encouraging volunteers to join them in helping the Floyds Fork Environmental Association with their efforts to remove debris and improve one of this community’s largest parks and waterway.

5/28/2013
Councilwoman Woolridge announces the 2013 Summer Concert Series for Algonquin Park
Music will again fill the Summer air in Algonquin Park. Councilwoman Mary C. Woolridge (D-3) is announcing the 2013 Summer Concert dates for music on three Saturday nights during the summer.

5/24/2013
JBS FEDOOP Operating Permit 111-01-F (R4)
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to renew the operating permit to JBS USA. in accordance with Regulation 2.17.

5/23/2013
Popular Guitar Emporium Will Stay in Business
The Louisville Metropolitan Business Development Corporation approved a loan in the amount of $60,000 for a new owner to buy the internationally-known Guitar Emporium after the previous seller decided to retire. The loans will leverage a total investment of $965,000.

5/23/2013
City Partners with LIBA to Keep South Louisville Weird
The city, through its Department of Economic Growth and Innovation, is partnering with Louisville Independent Business Association in planning a series of events and programs designed to grow locally-owned, independent businesses in South Louisville.

5/23/2013
Councilwoman Scott announces next “Ask Attica” is set for Tuesday, May 28th
Councilwoman Attica Scott invites everyone in District 1 who may have a question or concern about an issue to come out and “Ask Attica” on Tuesday, May 28th beginning at 6:00pm.

5/23/2013
Metro Parks Summer Pools to Open for Memorial Day Weekend
Memorial Day weekend signifies that summer is near, and Metro Parks is doing its part to mark the occasion by opening its four outdoor summer swimming pools for the holiday weekend.

5/22/2013
Councilwoman Welch hosts District 13 Low Cost Rabies Clinic with LMAS on Saturday, June 8th
Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch is offering pet owners in District 13 an easy way to renew a license, get needed rabies shots or microchip their animal all in one place when she hosts the District 13 Low Cost Rabies Clinic on Saturday June 8th.

5/22/2013
Councilwoman Scott is once again “Bringing Down the House” in District 1
The wrecking ball will swing once again as Councilwoman Attica Scott will be “Bringing Down the House” in District 1. This time crews will be tearing down an abandoned house at 3020 Hale Avenue beginning at 8:30am on Thursday, May 23rd. “Bringing Down the House” is part of Metro Louisville’s effort to demolish property that is inhabitable and that cannot be refurbished or renovated.

5/22/2013
Public Health and Wellness Offers Free Classes to Help Smokers Quit
The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness and its community partners offer free classes to help people stop smoking using the Cooper/Clayton method. The Cooper/Clayton method to stop smoking is a 13-week program that includes weekly support group meetings combined with the use of nicotine replacement products such as patches and gum. Participants receive free weekly supplies of nicotine replacement products.

5/22/2013
Councilwoman Butler announces 2013 Budget Hearing Schedule beginning on May 29th
The Budget Committee of the Louisville Metro Council will begin its review of the FY 2013-2014 Operating and Capital Budgets on Wednesday, May 29th with the Department of Public Health and Wellness. The hearing will begin at 3:00pm.

5/22/2013
City To Livestream News Conferences to Smart Phones
In an ongoing effort to bring city services directly to citizens in the most convenient method, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that all mayoral news conference are now being livestreamed directly to smart phones-- through the Louisville Mobile App. People can watch news conference live on their iPhones and Androids and can also access past news conferences and other events and shows featured on MetroTV. Previously, the city had only been livestreaming to the city website.

5/21/2013
Summer Food Service Program begins June 10th - Open Site Listing
The Louisville Metro Community Action Partnership (CAP), part of the Department of Community Services and Revitalization, is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.

5/21/2013
Minority Caucus Members Comment on Mayor’s Budget Proposal
The following comments were released by Republican Members of the Louisville Metro Council’s Budget Committee in response to the Mayor’s Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Proposal.

5/21/2013
Councilman James Peden Announces Dates for Friday Fest Concert Series at Highview Park
Metro Councilman James Peden (District 23) is sponsoring a free summer concert series at Highview Park for the second straight year based on the success of the former Music in the Metro

5/21/2013
Summer Food Service Program begins June 10th - Closed Enrolled Site Listing
The Louisville Metro Community Action Partnership (CAP), part of the Department of Community Services and Revitalization, is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all eligible children free of charge. (To be eligible to receive free meals at a residential or non-residential camp, children must meet the income guidelines for reduced-price meals in the National School Lunch Program. The income guidelines for reduced-price meals by family size are listed on the attached link.) Children who are part of households that receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly foods stamps) benefits, or benefits under the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) are automatically eligible to receive free meals.

5/21/2013
Manufacturing One-Stop Center Opens to Connect People to Jobs
A new one-stop center aims to boost manufacturing employment in the Louisville area by offering resources for both companies and individuals seeking jobs.

5/20/2013
Public Health and Wellness Offers Free Diabetes Classes
The Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will hold a series of four free classes for individuals interested in learning about and managing diabetes. Classes begin Monday, June 3 at the Fairdale Branch of the Louisville Free Public Library located at 10620 W. Manslick Rd.

5/20/2013
Fischer Proposes Balanced Budget
Mayor Greg Fischer today proposed a balanced budget for the new fiscal year that does not raise taxes but makes long-needed and deferred infrastructure investments, including paving roads across Louisville, installing 28 new miles of bike lanes and increasing funding to community ministries.

5/20/2013
Summer Warehouse Jobs Still Available for 18-21 Year Olds
Despite a strong response from job-seekers, more than 200 warehouse jobs are still available in the Louisville area and a new registration opportunity is available.

5/20/2013
Democratic Caucus members issue statements on Mayor Fischer’s proposed 2013- 2014 Budget
Following Mayor Greg Fischer’s Budget address on his proposed 2013 – 2014 Budget, Several members of the Democratic Caucus of the Louisville Metro Council have issued the following statements:

5/16/2013
Councilman Tandy encourages residents in and around Shelby Park to participate in revitalization stu
One of Metro Louisville oldest neighborhoods, Shelby Park has seen major investments over the last few years to help it retain its uniqueness and viability as a place to live. A new survey is underway to not only track improvements in Shelby Park but it asks residents how they view the neighborhood they live in.

5/16/2013
Louisville Loop – Northeast Trail Public Meeting/Open House – May 28
Louisville Metro Parks will hold a public meeting/open house on the design of the planned Middletown–Eastwood Trail (MET) portion of the Louisville Loop, Tuesday, May 28, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Middletown Fire Department, 108 Urton Lane, Louisville KY.

5/16/2013
Councilwoman Scott invites community to WomenSpeak on Sunday, May 19th
May 1968 was a time that signaled political uprising in Louisville. Like the rest of the country, the city grappled with social change and looked to the future to address its needs. A younger generation crafted new ideas resulting in new ways of thinking. But where are we forty five years later? At the next WomenSpeak event on Sunday, Councilwoman Attica Scott (D-1) will moderate a panel of distinguished women who give their views on what issues face the city today.

5/16/2013
Metro Parks Golf Special for May: Memorial Day—Family Golf Weekend
Metro Parks is offering an affordable family golfing package at its nine golf courses during the Memorial Day Weekend.

5/15/2013
“Walkability WALKshop” set for Cane Run Road area this Saturday, May 18th
Louisville – It is a chance to get a firsthand look at just how difficult or easy it is to walk around the Cane Run Road area. What is needed to make the area easy and accessible to the people who live and work there? This Saturday, a “Walkability WALK shop” will get underway to make those assessments.

5/15/2013
Festival of Faiths Helps Set Stage for Dalai Lama
As an enthusiastic show of support for the May 2013 Festival of Faiths, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer is serving as the Honorary Co-Chair of the event, which will take place May 14-19 at Actors Theatre of Louisville and The Galt House Hotel.

5/14/2013
Mayor Honors Outstanding High School Seniors
Public, private and Catholic students who have excelled in and out of the classroom are being honored today by Mayor Greg Fischer as recipients of the annual Mayor’s Outstanding High School Seniors Award. Fischer will present the honor to 49 students this evening at 7:15 p.m., following a reception at Louisville Metro Hall.

5/14/2013
Chuck Haddaway of the Jefferson County Board of Education will be the featured guest for May’s Distr
Councilman Rick Blackwell has invited newly elected Chuck Haddaway, the District 4 Representative of the Jefferson County School Board, to be May’s featured guest speaker for the next District 12 Dialogue.

5/14/2013
Mayor Honors Outstanding High School Seniors
Public, private and Catholic students who have excelled in and out of the classroom are being honored today by Mayor Greg Fischer as recipients of the annual Mayor’s Outstanding High School Seniors Award. Fischer will present the honor to 49 students this evening at 7:15 p.m., following a reception at Louisville Metro Hall.

5/14/2013
Water-Purchase Agreement Finalized with Hardin County Water District No. 2
Hardin County Water District No. 2 will purchase a supplemental supply of drinking water from Louisville Water Company beginning in 2016.

5/13/2013
Public Urged to Bike to Work on Friday May 17
Leave your car at home and grab your bike for Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 17. There are six designated Meet & Ride locations in both Louisville and Southern Indiana. At each location, an experienced Ride Captain will be there to guide you on your commute.

5/13/2013
City Begins Search for New Animal Services Director
Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that he will begin an immediate search for a new director of Metro Animal Services, following the news that Justin Scally has accepted a new leadership position in Washington D.C.

5/13/2013
Workshop to Promote Safe Urban Gardens
On Monday, May 20, at 6:30 p.m. the Jefferson County Cooperative Extension Service and the University of Louisville’s Center for Environmental Policy and Management will host a free workshop for anyone interested in learning safe urban gardening practices whether it’s in their backyard or at a community garden plot. The workshop will take place at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 3640 River Park Drive.

5/13/2013
New Cut Road Trolley Hop returns for it next run on Saturday, May 18th for 9th Annual Forest Fest 20
After its kickoff in April, the New Cut Road Trolley returns this weekend providing FREE rides for two specials events as it travels through South Louisville highlighting great attractions and fun events. This month the Trolley Hop will take riders to a place to learn how to live a healthier lifestyle and then enjoy Bluegrass Music in the natural beauty of Jefferson Memorial Forest.

5/10/2013
New Surveillance Cameras Installed to Fight Illegal Dumping
Nineteen new surveillance installed to combat illegal dumping.

5/10/2013
Ninth Annual Forest Fest – Saturday, May 18 at Jefferson Memorial Forest
A spectacular day of Bluegrass music, food, craft vendors and youth activities in a scenic environment awaits those who visit Jefferson Memorial Forest’s ninth annual ForestFest on Saturday, May 18.

5/9/2013
Mayor Announces New City Race Series Starting Memorial Day
The city is creating a new series of four running races each year – the KentuckyOne Health Four De Lis Classic Series – that Mayor Greg Fischer said are designed to make Louisville an even stronger road racing city and a healthier community.

5/9/2013
Hike, Bike & Paddle Returns Memorial Day
Thousands of cyclists, paddlers and walkers will be in motion this Memorial Day during the 17th Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Subway Fresh Fit Hike, Bike & Paddle May 27 at Waterfront Park.

5/9/2013
Evan Williams Bourbon Experience Joining Kentucky Bourbon Trail Tour
The Kentucky Bourbon Trail® adventure is barreling into the River City, with Heaven Hill Distilleries’ new Evan Williams Bourbon Experience™ becoming the eighth stop on the world-famous journey and the first ever in Louisville.

5/9/2013
50th Anniversary of Louisville’s Public Accommodations honored by Louisville Metro Council
In a unanimous vote on Thursday night, the Louisville Metro Council passed a resolution honoring the 50th Anniversary of an historic ordinance that provided equal treatment of public accommodations for African Americans in the city.

5/9/2013
Hike, Bike & Paddle Returns Memorial Day
Thousands of cyclists, paddlers and walkers will be in motion this Memorial Day during the 17th Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Subway Fresh Fit Hike, Bike & Paddle May 27 at Waterfront Park.

5/9/2013
Youth Can Register for Mayors Summer Works Program Jobs
If you are 18-21 years old and are looking for a summer job, the Mayor’s SummerWorks Program wants you.

5/9/2013
Mayor Announces New City Race Series Starting Memorial Day
The city is creating a new series of four running races each year – the KentuckyOne Health Four De Lis Classic Series – that Mayor Greg Fischer said are designed to make Louisville an even stronger road racing city and a healthier community.

5/8/2013
University of Louisville Title V Operating Permit 329-03-TV(R3)
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to revise a Title V Operating Permit for the University of Louisville, Belknap Campus, in accordance with Regulation 2.16

5/8/2013
Councilwoman Scott hosts Mayor Fischer and GLI for a District 1 “Reality Ride”
Councilwoman Attica Scott (D-1) will host Mayor Greg Fischer and the new CEO of Greater Louisville Inc., Craig Richard, on the next District 1 “Reality Ride” set for Saturday, May 11th. The Reality Ride will focus attention on the Southwest part of District 1

5/8/2013
“Wreck it, Ralph” kicks off 2013 Free Summer Movies Schedule at Iroquois Amphitheater
Disney’s 2012 animated feature about a video game villain who longs to become a hero will kick off this years’ Free Summer Movies season at the Iroquois Amphitheater on Saturday, May 11th. “Wreck it Ralph” begins a series of free events sponsored by members of the Louisville Metro Council as part of the 2013 Summer Season of the Amphitheater in Iroquois Park..

5/8/2013
Mayor Fischer Helps Dedicate Restored Historic Chapel at Riverside
A fully renovated historic Moremen Family Chapel was dedicated today on the grounds of Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing, where the chapel was relocated to. The dedication celebration included Southwest Louisville business leaders and citizens, Mayor Greg Fischer, Metro Council members and Metro Parks’ officials.

5/8/2013
Councilman Owen announces “Front Porch Tuesdays” returns on May 14th and 21st
With the change of the season and warmer days and nights ahead, May is a perfect time for neighbors to check up on each other and see what’s happening on their street. Councilman Tom Owen announces the return of a successful idea which brings some neighbors closer together. “Front Porch Tuesdays” return to District 8 on May 14th and 21st.

5/7/2013
Public Health and Wellness Now Taking Applications for Summer “Change Leaders” Program
Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness’s Center for Health Equity is now taking applications for the Healing Futures Fellowship summer initiative for youth ages 15 to 18 entering their sophomore, junior or senior year of high school in the fall of 2013.

5/7/2013
Speed Museum Exceeds Funding for $50 Million Expansion
The Speed Art Museum announced today that it exceeded its $50 million Changing Speed fundraising goal for the Museum’s major renovation and expansion project by $334,000, bringing the total amount raised to $50,334,000.

5/7/2013
Hamilton announces next District 5 Community Meeting to focus on local property values and vacant pr
Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton is inviting residents to attend the next District 5 Community Meeting set for Tuesday, May 14th 6:00pm. The Jefferson County Property Valuation Administrator, Tony Lindauer is the featured speaker.

5/7/2013
Metro Parks “Fifty and Over” Track & Field Event– May 15
Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation encourages citizens age 50 and older to take part in the Fifty and Over Track & Field Event on Wednesday, May 15. This event, held for athletes from Louisville and the surrounding counties, will take place at DuPont Manual High School, 120 West Lee Street, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and will be on a set schedule.

5/6/2013
Councilwoman Scott announces “Moment of Silence” to mark anniversary of May 17th
Residents in District 1 and the surrounding area have been invited to mark the one year anniversary of a very violent day in Metro Louisville with a “Moment of Silence” on Friday, May 17th at 12:00pm on the street where gun shots rang out one year ago in broad day light.

5/6/2013
Louisville Job Partnership With UPS Earns National Recognition
An innovative program that has paid the college tuition of thousands of students while helping Louisville’s UPS Worldport shipping hub expand its workforce has been named a “Top 25” program in the Innovations in American Government Awards.

5/2/2013
Metro Council Court Chair Rules on 3 Procedural Matters
Rulings on a motion to stay proceedings, extension of the Charging Committees allotted time to investigate and an order scheduling the convening of the Council Court submitted to Metro Council Clerk

5/1/2013
Derby Day Discounts at Metro Parks Golf Courses
Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation celebrates the Run for the Roses, by running deep discounts for golfers!

5/1/2013
Neighborhood Place Partners Offer Valuable Events and Services in May
Neighborhood Place locations in Louisville will offer valuable events and services in May including a resume writing lab, several free financial education workshops, four educational baby showers as well as a labor and delivery/breastfeeding class. To learn more about these services, including reservations requirements and contact info, please refer to the phone numbers listed by each event or visit http://www.louisvilleky.gov/CSR/Calendar/viewall.htm

4/30/2013
PPG FEDOOP Operating Permit 124-97-F (R4)
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue an operating permit to PPG Architectural Finishes. in accordance with Regulation 2.17.

4/30/2013
Mayor Fischer Issues Energy Star Building Challenge
In a step designed to both reduce energy use and raise the city’s profile as a force in sustainability efforts, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has issued a challenge to commercial real estate and building managers to seek Energy Star Certification.

4/30/2013
Garbage & Recycling Carts Now Available for Purchase Online
Garbage and Recycling carts are now available for purchasing online for residents of the Urban Services District.

4/29/2013
Riehm Environmental Award Goes to Pamela Dumm of JCTC

4/26/2013
City Receives Near-Perfect Annual Financial Audits
Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Louisville Metro Government has received its annual financial audits with only one reportable deficiency, a first for the merged government.

4/26/2013
Louisville Water Customers Receive 2013 Annual Water Quality Report
Louisville Water met the strict health requirements established by the EPA.

4/26/2013
Response to Public Comment on Proposed Near-Road Multi-Pollutant Monitoring Station
Proposed Near-Road Multi-Pollutant Monitoring Station

4/26/2013
The 28th Ramble for the Roses set for Tuesday, April 30th at Iroquois Park
It is a fun time for all when the 28th Annual Kentucky Derby Festival Ramble for the Roses gets underway in Iroquois Park on Tuesday, April 30th. Metro Council members encourage the public to come out and have some fun and enjoy Derby time in Metro Louisville.

4/26/2013
Nine New Homes in Smoketown Receive National Green Certification
The Louisville Metro Housing Authority announced today that the development of nine new homes in the Smoketown neighborhood has received the Enterprise Green Communities’ national certification for homebuilding and design. The nines homes – eight in the 500 block of East Breckinridge Street and one on South Shelby Street – are the first to receive this certification in Kentucky. The certification honors the development for incorporating numerous "Green" building practices, such as water conservation, energy efficiency, the use of materials beneficial to the environment, the creation of a healthy living environment and the use of green practices in operation and maintenance.

4/25/2013
Metro Council approves changes for public notification during liquor store application process
When the Metro Council approved expanded Sunday sales for restaurants in Metro Louisville, it also approved a change designed to give more transparency to the process of applying or changing an alcohol license.

4/25/2013
2013 Spring Southwest Pride Community Clean up set for Saturday, April 27th
Volunteers in Southwest Louisville are ready to make a difference on Saturday, April 27th when they participate in an effort to help their community be a better place to live. “The Southwest Pride Community Cleanup continues to be a great way for the people of our area to come together for a good cause,” says Councilman Rick Blackwell (D) 12.

4/25/2013
Metro Council approves expanded by the drink sales on Sunday for local restaurants
By a vote of 16 to 7, the Metro Council has given approval to expand “by the drink” liquor sales on Sundays for restaurants in Metro Louisville. “With the passage of this legislation we have taken steps toward furthering economic growth in Louisville through our hospitality industry,” said Councilman David Tandy (D-4).

4/25/2013
Councilwoman Scott announces Community Meeting for the Parkland Corridor Improvement Study
People who live, work or worship in the historic Parkland neighborhood are invited to a community meeting on April 30th to give their thoughts on what is needed to restore the area to its traditional civic and commercial hub

4/24/2013
Mayor Awards Prizes for Innovations That Fuel College Degrees
Two teams with innovative concepts that use technology to increase the number of college graduates will split a $20,000 grand prize in the 55,000 Degrees Innovation in Education Attainment Competition.

4/24/2013
Councilwoman Butler announces District 15 Spring SPOT Clinic set for Saturday, May 11th
Councilwoman Marianne Butler is once again helping pet owners license their pets close to home by bringing the S.P.O.T. Clinic to residents of District 15 on Saturday, May 11. “S.P.O.T. Clinics go a long way in providing needed veterinarian services at a low cost for pet owners and a convenient way to update their license,” says Butler.

4/23/2013
City Selected to Join Urban Sustainability Accelerator
Louisville was selected to be one of the first group of cities to participate in Portland State University’s Urban Sustainability Accelerator Program. Louisville Metro’s Office of Sustainability will manage a team of five staff that includes representatives from the Advanced Planning Team, Air Pollution Control District and Metropolitan Sewer District to implement sustainability projects in Louisville.

4/22/2013
Louisville pure tap® Refreshes Spring Events
Louisville Water's fill stations and fountains keep chilled, free water flowing at events this spring.

4/22/2013
Give A Day Week Produces 107,000 Volunteers, Acts of Compassion
With people engaging in actions ranging from creating emergency food kits to providing stuffed animals for kids in crisis to renovating abandoned houses for needy families, Louisville’s second annual Give A Day week of service scored big with more than 107,000 volunteers and acts of caring.

4/22/2013
In Honor of Earth Day cleanup on the Doorway to the Avenue
In Honor of Earth Day, Councilwoman Ward-Pugh focuses on the Doorway to the Avenue

4/22/2013
GE Selects Louisville Appliance Park for New Washer Dryer Production
In Building 1 at GE’s massive Appliance Park, where top-load washing machines have been built for about 60 years, two new assembly lines, costing over $100 million, have begun producing high efficiency frontload washing machines and dryers. This is the first time GE has produced a frontload washing machine and matching dryer from one of its U.S. plants. The new products mean about 200 more jobs.

4/19/2013
“New Cut Road Trolley Hop” returns this spring to showcase great attractions in South and Southwest
Following a successful inaugural run in 2012, Metro Louisville’s newest fun way to travel returns on Saturday, April 27th when the New Cut Road Trolley Hop begins its second year of showcasing great attractions in South and Southwest Louisville. The best thing about the New Cut Road Trolley Hop is: it’s FREE!

4/19/2013
Outer Loop Recycling Title V Operating Permit 149-97-TV(R1) and Construction Permit 422-08-C(R2)
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to renew a Title V Operating Permit, in accordance with Regulation 2.16, and revise a construction permit. in accordance with Regulation 2.03, to change TAC limits, to Waste Management of Kentucky's Outer Loop Recycling and Disposal Facility

4/19/2013
MetroTV Honored for Overall Excellence in Government Access
Louisville MetroTV has received the Overall Excellence Award in programming by the Alliance for Community Media – the highest award given by the organization.

4/18/2013
GE Appliances Construction Permit 37206-13-C
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a construction permit to GE Appliances. in accordance with Regulation 2.03, for a new plastic regrind system.

4/18/2013
CompuCom Expands Facility; Adds 200 New Jobs
Against a backdrop of hundreds of computers and the service personnel that make up its new Technical Operations Center, CompuCom Systems, Inc. today unveiled its new Louisville facility and its plans to grow operations at 10100 Linn Station Road. Mayor Greg Fischer and officials from Greater Louisville Inc. – the Metro Chamber of Commerce – saluted the company and its management for the tremendous growth the company has experienced since coming to Louisville in 2004.

4/18/2013
Councilwoman Fowler thanks everyone who participated in 2013 VITA program
With the April 15th deadline passed, Councilwoman Cindi Fowler (D-14) is thanking everyone who participated in the 2013 VITA Program in Metro Louisville. “Once again, we have helped low income families in our area receive the most benefit from their income tax returns,” said Fowler

4/18/2013
Louisville Water Company Announces the Creation of the Louisville Water Foundation
Louisville Water has created a charitable extension of the company, the Louisville Water Foundation.

4/18/2013
2013 Metro Parks Junior Golf Tour: Begins April 27
Younger golfers looking to gain competitive and fun golfing experience in tournament play are invited to participate in the annual Metro Parks Junior Golf Tour.

4/17/2013
Louisville Water Releases 2012 Annual Report
Louisville Water's 2012 Annual Report highlights the success in water quality, financial operations, community engagement and infrastructure.

4/17/2013
Jefferson National Officially Opens New and Expanded Headquarters
Mayor Greg Fischer and officials from Greater Louisville Inc.- the Metro Chamber of Commerce today announced that Jefferson National, a recognized innovator of tax-advantaged investing solutions, has officially opened its new state-of-the-art headquarters. The opening is a major milestone in the company’s 5-year expansion plan that began when it relocated its corporate headquarters from New York to Louisville early last year.

4/16/2013
Spring Cleaning Planned Along Floyds Fork
Approximately 200 volunteers are expected to join in this spring’s cleaning of the Floyds Fork Waterway in eastern Jefferson County. This effort is open to anyone interested in improving our community and is being held in conjunction with the Give-A-Day, Week of Service.

4/16/2013
Councilwoman Butler and LMPD’s 4th Division announce four more public safety walks in April
Three more District 15 neighborhoods have signed on with Councilwoman Marianne Butler and officers of the LMPD’s 4th Division for Violent Crime Reduction Walks in April. It is part of the 90 Days and 90 Nights keeping Streets Safe program.

4/12/2013
Metro Councilman Engel and Fern Creek Chamber of Commerce Host Annual Cleanup
Louisville Metro Councilman Robin Engel (District 22) and the Fern Creek Community Association and Chamber of Commerce will hold a District 22 clean-up on Saturday, April 13th beginning at 10:00 a.m.

4/12/2013
Councilman James encourages volunteers to get Central Park cleaned up for spring on Saturday, April
Central Park is one of Old Louisville’s nicest attractions for young and old alike. On Saturday, volunteers will get the park ready for spring and summer as part of the Community wide Brightside Cleanup beginning at 9:00am.

4/12/2013
Councilman David Tandy to participate in historical marker ceremony for Shelby Park
Councilman David Tandy (D-4) will join representatives of the Kentucky Historical Society on Saturday, April 13th for the formal dedication and unveiling of Metro Louisville’s latest historical marker dedicated to the origins of Shelby Park.

4/12/2013
Report a Pothole? Find Junk Pick-Up Date? Tweet it to @LouMetro311
Continuing his commitment to helping citizens communicate in the most efficient and effective way with their government, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Metro311 is now on Twitter.

4/12/2013
Louisville/Jefferson County Environmental Trust Seeks National Accreditation
The Louisville/Jefferson County Environmental Trust is pleased to announce it is applying for national accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance. A public comment period is now open.

4/11/2013
Public Hearing - Action Plan 2013
The Department of Community Services and Revitalization will hold a Public Hearing Tuesday, April 23, 2013. The hearing is for citizen comments on Louisville Metro’s Draft 2013 Action Plan.The Public Meeting begins at 6:00 p.m. and will be held in the Mayor’s Gallery, 527 W. Jefferson Street, 4 th floor.

4/11/2013
Welch announces next “Coffee with your Councilwoman” set for Saturday, April 20th
District 13’s next “Coffee with your Councilwoman” is set for Saturday, April 20th and Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch invites residents to come out and learn about issues, updates and events going on in the area.

4/11/2013
Councilman Owen joins Mayor Fischer for two special tree planting events on Friday, April 12th
Councilman Tom Owen (D-8) and Mayor Greg Fischer will participate in two very special tree planting ceremonies on Friday, April 12th as the Mayor’s “Give – A – Day of Service” kicks off.

4/11/2013
Councilwoman Woolridge encourages District 3 to get involved with Brightside and “Give – A – Day” of
Councilwoman Mary C. Woolridge in encouraging everyone in District 3 to get involved in the Brightside Community Cleanup this Saturday, April 13th as part of the Mayor’s Give – A – Day of Service.

4/11/2013
Louisville to Set Record During Give A Day Week of Service
Police officers will help build a new home for a needy family. Store managers will create emergency food kits. Students at more than 150 schools will tackle projects throughout the community. Those and hundreds of other projects and initiatives will be happening during the annual Give A Day week of community service, April 13-21, which helps launch the 2013 Kentucky Derby Festival.

4/10/2013
Councilwoman Flood extends 2013 “Doing Our Part from the Heart” through the end of April
The 2013 “Doing Our Part from the Heart” Campaign has been extended in an effort to collect as much as possible for the men and women serving in remote areas in Afghanistan.The announcement was made Wednesday by Councilwoman Madonna Flood (D-24) after a special donation was made to the campaign by Kosair Charities.

4/10/2013
Proposed Agreed Board Order with Louisville Gas & Electric Company
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control Board will hold a public hearing on April 17, 2013, on a proposed Agreed Board Order with Louisville Gas and Electric Company. LG&E is alleged to have violated District Regulations 1.13 (Control of Objectionable Odors in the Ambient Air) and 1.14 (Control of Fugitive Particulate Emissions) at its facility located at 5252 Cane Run Road in Jefferson County, Kentucky.

4/10/2013
D9 Spring Community Cleanup on Saturday
The 15th Annual Ninth District Community Cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, April 13th

4/9/2013
Councilman James encourages women to take advantage of Brandeis Apartments Health Fair
Councilman David James is encouraging women in District 6 to fight breast cancer through prevention with the Brandies Apartments Health Fair on Saturday, April 13th.

4/9/2013
IQL FEDOOP Operating Permit 36523-13-F
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue an operating permit to IQL Corporation. in accordance with Regulation 2.17.

4/9/2013
Councilwoman Scott and volunteers to break ground for Community Garden as part of “Give - A – Day” o
This weekend, a small corner of District 1 will be transformed from a vacant lot to a healthy reminder of a caring community. On Saturday, April 13th volunteers will break ground for the new Parkland Community Garden with support from Councilwoman Attica Scott.

4/8/2013
Neighborhood Place Promotes Child Abuse Prevention Month
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and Neighborhood Place is helping to raise awareness about what individuals, communities and organizations across Louisville can do to prevent child abuse and neglect. On April 17, special activities are planned at all eight Neighborhood Place locations with the goal of educating staff and the residents they serve. Mayor Greg Fischer has honored these efforts by proclaiming April 17 as "Neighborhood Place Child Abuse Prevention Day."

4/8/2013
Give A Day to Help Someone Get a College Degree
Helping others earn a college degree is an act of compassion that can make a lifetime of difference. That’s why Mayor Greg Fischer and 55,000 Degrees are calling on citizens, civic groups and business leaders to join the community movement and pledge their support during Give A Day Week, April 13-21.

4/8/2013
National Pet Adoption Event with Metro Animal Services
Tour For Life@ at Middletown SuperWalmart April 12 Five Local Rescues and Shelters Unite to Adopt Pets

4/8/2013
City to Purchase Historic Colonial Gardens
The city plans to purchase Colonial Gardens, the historic South End landmark near Iroquois Park, to gain control of the property and market it for redevelopment, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.

4/8/2013
Mayor Declares Monday Ware Red Day, Version 2.0
There should be just one color visible on Monday in Louisville -- Cardinal Red, Mayor Greg Fischer said, as he declared it Ware Red Day, Version 2.0.

4/7/2013
Louisville Metro Police Impound Fourth Vehicle Under Illegal Dumping Ordinance
On Wednesday night the 4th Division of the Louisville Metro Police Department impounded its fourth vehicle under the illegal dumping ordinance. Proving Metro Council’s improvements to the illegal dumping ordinance are really beginning to pay off.

4/4/2013
Kosmos Cement Company Construction Permit 36017-13-C
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a construction permit to Kosmos Cement Company. in accordance with Regulation 2.03, for truck/railcar loading spout.

4/4/2013
Metro Animal Services Final Four Adoption Party
Final Four Party For Our Furry Friends. Free Adoptions Thanks To A Generous Donation To Ensure Our Pets Get A HOME Court Advantage!

4/4/2013
Fischer Makes High-Proof Bets on Final Four Games With Wichita, Berkeley Mayors
Saying he wanted to help “take the sting” out of tough losses this weekend, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer today made friendly — and flavorful — bets with the mayors of Wichita and Berkeley.

4/4/2013
Mayor Opens Ali Pedestrian Bridge
Just in time for all the spring events and activities downtown, the new pedestrian bridge that links the Muhammad Ali Center’s plaza with the Belvedere is officially open to citizens. Following a ribbon-cutting ceremony, Mayor Greg Fischer, along with Muhammad Ali Center President and CEO Donald Lassere, Kentucky Center President Stephen Klein and others, took the first steps across the walkway today.

4/3/2013
Mayor Declares Friday 'Cardinal Red Day'
Saying he wants the city to break its own “world record” for the most people wearing red in one day, Mayor Greg Fischer today declared Friday as Cardinal Red Day in Louisville.

4/2/2013
Mayor Fischer Opens Iroquois Amphitheater’s 75th Anniversary Season
Joined on stage by local performers and musicians, concert promoters, and city officials, Mayor Greg Fischer today announced a strong lineup of entertainment for the 75th anniversary season at the Iroquois Amphitheater.

4/1/2013
Free Diabetes Classes Begin April 8 at Ujima Neighborhood Place
The Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will hold a series of four free classes for individuals interested in learning about and managing diabetes. Classes begin Monday, April 8 at Neighborhood Place Ujima, 3610 Bohne Ave., 40212

4/1/2013
Neighborhood Place Partners to Offer Valuable Events in April
Neighborhood Place locations in Louisville will offer free workshops and unique events in April including a “Smart Money” series and a healthy baby shower, plus a Prom Shop Project to collect gently used dresses for students needing help with prom. Special activities are also planned at several sites on April 17 to recognize National Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month. To learn more about these events, including reservations requirements and contact info, please refer to the phone numbers listed by each event or visit http://www.louisvilleky.gov/CSR/Calendar/viewall.htm.

4/1/2013
WHAS-TV Telethon to Raise Support for Mayor's Give A Day Week
Reality show contestants, athletes, community leaders and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer will answer phone calls during the first WHAS11 Give A Day telethon on April 3, 2013. The ABC-TV affiliate will encourage viewers to pledge volunteer time for the mayor’s annual “Give a Day” week of service, scheduled April 13 – 21.

3/29/2013
Caldwell Tanks Construction Permit 36880-13-C
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a construction permit to Caldwell Tanks, Inc.. in accordance with Regulation 2.03, for a plasma cutting machine.

3/29/2013
Public Hearing on Proposed Amendments to APCD Regulations
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control Board will hold a public hearing on April 10, 2013, on amendments to District Regulation 1.02 Definitions Version #13, Draft #1, Regulation 2.02 Air Pollution Regulation Requirements and Exemptions Version #7, Draft #1, Regulation 2.03 Authorization to Construct or Operate; Demolition/Renovation Notices and Permit Version #8, Draft #1, Regulation 2.08 Fees Version #26, Draft #1, Regulation 2.16 Title V Operating Permits Version #7, Draft #1, Regulation 2.17 Federally Enforceable District Origin Operating Permit Version #4, Draft #1, and Regulation 5.00 Definitions Version #2, Draft #1 which were proposed on February 20, 2013. If adopted by the Board, Regulations 1.02 Version #13, 2.02 Version #7, 2.03 Version #8 and 2.17 Version #4 will be submitted to EPA for inclusion in the Kentucky State Implementation Plan.

3/29/2013
Public Forum to Examine Data Regarding Abandoned Properties
Leaders from across Metro Government will gather next month for a public forum to examine and measure the progress and challenges stemming from Louisville’s numerous vacant and abandoned properties.

3/29/2013
Metro Parks Golf Special for April: Grand Slam Golf Giveaway
During the month of April, golfers who play a round at any of the nine courses operated by Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation will be entered to win one of several great prizes through the annual Grand Slam Golf Giveaway.

3/28/2013
Metro Parks and Recreation Spring Athletic Leagues Registration Begins March 29
Metro Parks will begin accepting team registrations for spring athletic leagues – basketball, softball, kickball and flag football -- on March 29. Games begin the week of May 6. Participants must be 18 or older. Registration deadline is April 30, or until leagues are filled.

3/27/2013
5 Members of Metro Council Offer Petition to Remove Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin
After reviewing the findings of the Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Ethics Commission in the case against Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin five (5) members of the Louisville Metro Council have decided to deliver a signed petition to the office of the Metro Council Clerk calling for the removal of Councilwoman Shanklin in accordance Metro Council Rules and KRS 67C.143.

3/27/2013
Mayor Releases Final Sustain Louisville Plan
After accepting public comment for more than a month, Mayor Greg Fischer today released the final Sustain Louisville plan that sets a course for making the city more environmentally friendly.

3/27/2013
Signup for eNews to learn more about 9th District and the Green Triangle
Councilwoman Ward-Pugh encourages residents to sign up to learn more about the Ninth District and Green Triangle

3/26/2013
Councilman Johnson continues District 21’s effort to replenish tree canopy along South Second Street
For a second year, Councilman Dan Johnson continues his effort to replace the tree canopy in District 21 with the planting of 52 trees in various areas over the next several weeks.A majority of the trees will be planted in the 4700 block of South Second Street.

3/26/2013
Mayor Announces Spring Photo Contest
What makes you proud to be a Louisvillian? That’s the question Mayor Greg Fischer is wanting people to answer with images during the city’s first-ever photo contest, open to participants of all skill levels.

3/26/2013
Mayor Announces Spring Photo Contest
What makes you proud to be a Louisvillian? That’s the question Mayor Greg Fischer is wanting people to answer with images during the city’s first-ever photo contest, open to participants of all skill levels.

3/22/2013
University of Louisville Construction Permit 37071-13-C
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a construction permit to University of Louisville. in accordance with Regulation 2.03, for spray booth.

3/22/2013
Louisville Named a "Best City for Young Entrepreneurs"
Saying a city’s business resources, lifestyle and culture are important to entrepreneurs looking to start a business, a leading online publication has ranked Louisville the third best U.S. city in its “30 Best Cities for Young Entrepreneurs for 2013.”

3/22/2013
Support a Senior in March
On behalf of the National March for Meals campaign, Louisville Metro Senior Nutrition is encouraging all residents to "Support a Senior" this month by reaching out to seniors citizens in need. Supporting a senior can take many forms such as checking on the well-being of elderly neighbors and relatives – especially those who don’t have a broad support system -- and connecting them with community resources, like Meals on Wheels.

3/21/2013
Responsible Rally for Rover on the Big Four Bridge
RESPONSIBLE RALLY FOR ROVER ON THE BIG FOUR BRIDGE Join the Bridge Brigade: Pledge to Be a Responsible Pet Owner!

3/21/2013
Metro Councilman Robin Engel to Host District 22 Town Hall Meeting
Metro Councilman Robin Engel (District 22) will hold a Town Hall Meeting on Monday night, March 25th at 6:30 p.m. at Bates Elementary School 7601 Bardstown Road.

3/19/2013
nth/works Announces Local Manufacturers Youth Apprentice Program
Mayor Fischer joined Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) Superintendent Dr. Donna Hargens, Greater Louisville Inc. Executive Vice President of Economic Development Eileen Picket and nth/works CEO Tom Hudson at nth/works located at 6901 Preston Highway today to discuss the recent success of nth/works’ high school engineering apprentice program.

3/19/2013
Lucky Horseshoe Neighborhood to host Crime Walk on Thursday, March 21st
Residents of the Lucky Horseshoe Neighborhood are inviting neighbors to walk with them and officers of the Louisville Metro Police Fourth Division when the next “90 Days and 90 Nights” Walk gets underway on Thursday, March 21st.

3/18/2013
Mayor Helps Open New Teen Computer Center at Bon Air Library
Mayor Greg Fischer, Library Director Craig Buthod and a group of eager young teens were on hand this morning to officially launch the Bon Air Library’s new Teen Computer Center. Known as the “The Loft,” the teen center features ten new computers, contemporary seating and an open and welcoming environment for students working on regular homework assignments or special projects.

3/18/2013
Metro Animal Services Furry March Madness
Find a new best friend today! Adopt during our Furry March Madness Adoption Special.

3/15/2013
Councilman Blackwell honored with “Kentucky Outstanding Civic Education Leadership Award”
To the people of District 12 in Metro Louisville, Rick Blackwell is their Councilman. But as an educator for over 29 years, he has spent much of his life shaping and influencing those not yet old enough to vote. The latter is why he is one of nine people to receive Kentucky’s Outstanding Civic Education Leadership Award for 2013.

3/15/2013
City to Participate in Earth Hour
City-owned buildings will be dark for at least one hour on Saturday, March 23, at 8:30 p.m., as Louisville participates in World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour.

3/14/2013
Metro Police impound roofing company truck involved with illegal dumping in Fairdale area
Following up on a complaint from the public, Louisville Metro Police impounded a Chevy dump truck involved in illegal dumping of shingles and roofing materials on Manslick Road in Fairdale Wednesday afternoon. In 2012, the Metro Council amended the illegal dumping ordinance to allow law enforcement the power to impound vehicles illegally dumping in Metro Louisville.

3/14/2013
Metro Animal Services Seeks Information Concerning Shot Beagle
Metro Animal Services is seeking information concerning a beagle type dog shot in the Beecher Terrrace area.

3/14/2013
District 2 and Newburg Community Center to host “Making Dreams Come True”
For many high school seniors, “Prom Night” is a night to remember for years to come. It can also be an expensive memory. Next weekend two different groups will help make that a reality when “Making Dreams Come True” gets underway at the Newburg Community Center.

3/14/2013
Metro Council helps celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Iroquois Amphitheatre
On Thursday, the Metro Council passed legislation approving $22,750 for activities at Iroquois Amphitheater, a Metro Parks Facility. The funds appropriated through the Neighborhood Development Funds allow Metro Parks to put on an outstanding season to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Amphitheater.

3/13/2013
Green Triangle Recruiting Volunteers
Green Triangle Recruiting Volunteers

3/12/2013
Mayor Names Gina O'Brien Director of Brightside
Mayor Greg Fischer today announced that Gina O’Brien is the new executive director of Brightside, the Louisville agency that has long spearheaded litter cleanups, landscaping initiatives and environmental youth education.

3/11/2013
LG&E Construction at Cane Run Affects Southwestern Segment of Louisville Loop
As construction progresses on LG&E’s new 640-megawatt natural gas combined cycle unit at 5252 Cane Run Road, a two-mile section of the Louisville Loop will undergo periodic closures, as a public safety precaution. Intermittent closures are expected through early May.

3/8/2013
Councilwoman Butler and LMPD’s 4th Division Officers walk the Hazelwood Area as “90 Days and 90 Nigh
Councilwoman Marianne Butler (D-15) and officers of the Louisville Metro Police Fourth Division will be back out on the streets this Monday, March 11th in the Hazelwood neighborhood as the “90 days and 90 nights” program continues its efforts in crime prevention.

3/8/2013
Proposed Near-Road Multi-Pollutant Monitoring Station
The Commonwealth of Kentucky, Division for Air Quality and the Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) are seeking public comment on a proposal to establish a near-road multi-pollutant ambient air monitoring station in Louisville, Kentucky.

3/8/2013
City, Extension, UofL to Host Series on Gardening
Whether you garden in your backyard or at a community garden plot, you can now attend a series of community meetings that will discuss safety of urban gardening.

3/8/2013
Councilwoman Scott and LMPD 2nd Division Officers will hold Public Safety Walk on Cypress Street
Councilwoman Attica Scott (D-1) will join officers of the Louisville Metro Police 2nd Division for a Public Safety Walk in the Cypress Street area on Monday, March 11th beginning at 5:00pm.

3/7/2013
City Holds Crowdfunding Workshop For Small Businesses
A third workshop to help businesses explore crowdfunding resources will be offered by city government, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today. The free “Crowdfunding Means Business” workshop will be at 6 p.m., Monday, March 18, at the Main Library, 301 York Street, in the Centennial Room.

3/6/2013
Councilwoman Cindi Fowler announces “Fowler Forum Community Meeting” for residents of District 14
Councilwoman Cindi Fowler is inviting residents of District 14 to take part in her first Community Forum on Wednesday, March 20th as a way of bringing an issue or concern to the attention of Metro Government.

3/5/2013
Councilwoman Parker Declines Government Pension
Metro Councilwoman Marilyn Parker (District 18) citing concerns over the lack of real pension reform in the 2013 meeting of the Kentucky General Assembly has made the decision to forgo taking a government pension as part of her benefits as a member of the Louisville Metro Council.

3/5/2013
Public-Private Partnership to Bring Colon Cancer Screenings to Low-Income Uninsured
Mayor Greg Fischer and health officials announced a public-private partnership that will provide colon cancer screenings for approximately 1,200 low-income uninsured individuals over the next 16 months.

3/5/2013
Councilwoman Parker Declines Government Pension
Metro Councilwoman Marilyn Parker (District 18) citing concerns over the lack of real pension reform in the 2013 meeting of the Kentucky General Assembly has made the decision to forgo taking a government pension as part of her benefits as a member of the Louisville Metro Council.

3/5/2013
Metro Animal Services Charges Two Men In Unrelated Animal Abuse Cases
Louisville Metro Department of Animal Services’ (LMAS) charged two men in unrelated cases of animal abuse.

3/5/2013
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 19 from 6:30- 8:00 p.m. in the lower level conference room of Northeast Christian Church, 9900 Brownsboro Road. This room is best accessed by using the parking lot on the eastern side of the church. Wes Jackson, Publisher of the Courier-Journal, will be the guest speaker. Councilman Stuckel will also be joined by representatives from the Louisville Metro Police Department, MSD, Metro Public Works and Metro Codes and Regulations to answer any questions residents may have.

3/5/2013
Mayor Rallies Community for "Give A Day" Week of Service
Surrounded by volunteers and organizers, Mayor Greg Fischer today challenged residents to step up and help Louisville break its own world record for public service during the second Give A Day volunteer week April 13-21. The annual week of service helps launch the 2013 Kentucky Derby Festival.

3/5/2013
Louisville's First Financial Empowerment Summit is March 7
Louisville’s first Financial Empowerment Summit will bring together local and national speakers, community leaders, service providers, non-profits and financial institutions who are interested in helping local families become more financially stable.

3/5/2013
Ward-Pugh seeks volunteers for cleanup event this Saturday, March 9
Ward-Pugh seeks volunteers for spring time maintenance on Lexington Road

3/4/2013
Councilman David James, Mayor Greg Fischer, the Boy Scouts of America and Metro Parks announce innov
In partnership with the Lincoln Heritage Council and Metro Parks, Councilman David James (D-6) announces a new after school pilot program designed to help keep at risk children in school and teach them needed skills to deal with drugs, violence and life.

3/4/2013
Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Mini-Grant Applications Now Available
The Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement is now accepting applications for 2013 mini-grants. The grants will range from $2,000 to $3,000 each and will fund activities that support physical activity, healthy nutrition, tobacco use prevention and cessation and chronic disease prevention and management.

3/4/2013
Metro Council Members and LMPD‘s 4th Division focus on block watch training
As a way to keep neighborhoods one step ahead of criminals, a training session for block watches in LMPD’s 4th Division will get underway on Tuesday, March 5th. Partnering with LMPD in the effort are several members of the Louisville Metro Council.

3/4/2013
Louisville Water receives AAA Bond Rating
Louisville Water receives AAA Bond Rating from Standard & Poors

3/2/2013
Advance Ready Mix FEDOOP Operating Permit 27840-13-F
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to renew an operating permit to Advance Ready Mix-- Plant #5. in accordance with Regulation 2.17.

3/1/2013
Atkemix Ten FEDOOP Operating Permit 149-02-F(R1)
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to renew an operating permit to Atkemix Ten . in accordance with Regulation 2.17.

3/1/2013
E. I. DuPont de Nemours & Co. Inc Title V Operating Permit 160-97-TV(R1)
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue an operating permit to E. I. DuPont de Nemours & Co. Inc. in accordance with Regulation 2.16.

3/1/2013
Welch Invites District 13 Residents to Coffee with Your Councilwoman in New Location
Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch is inviting residents of District 13 to come out to her next “Coffee with Your Councilwoman” set for Saturday, March 16th.March’s at Beef O’Brady’s, 11324 Preston Highway in the Hillview Plaza Shopping Center beginning at 9:30 am.

3/1/2013
Free Tax Services and Other Community Events in March
Neighborhood Place locations in Louisville will continue offering free tax preparation in March and other valuable services including a college workshop, foreclosure prevention information, and an opportunity for youth ages 14-19 to participate in a teen pregnancy prevention study.

3/1/2013
Democratic Caucus unveils new Facebook page on March 1st
The Democratic Caucus of the Louisville Metro Council unveiled a new Facebook page on March 1st as a way of connecting information through Social Media in Metro Louisville.

3/1/2013
Hamilton announces a community meeting on the Shawnee Revitalization Strategy Thursday, March 7th
Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D-5) is encouraging residents of the Shawnee Neighborhood to attend a special community meeting on Thursday March 7th to share their vision for the Shawnee Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area Plan.

3/1/2013
Councilman Johnson honored by South Louisville Ministries with “Good Neighbor Award”
For his years of service and dedication to those in need, Councilman Dan Johnson (D-21) was honored with the Good Neighbor Award by the South Louisville Community Ministries.

3/1/2013
Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation Summer Camp Registration Begins March 4
Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation is again offering summer camps at its twelve community centers.

3/1/2013
People’s Garden to kick off its second year in District 5 with an Open House
With Spring just around the corner, gardeners are getting ready to cultivate another season of growing fresh vegetables and healthy eating. Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D-5) will be on hand for a special open house on Saturday, March 9th by the People’s Garden as the group gets ready for a second growing season at 44th and Bank Street across from the Shawnee Golf Course.

2/28/2013
METCO Approves Seven Small Business Loans
Seven loans in the amount of $482,065 were approved by the Louisville Metropolitan Business Development Corporation. These loans will leverage a total investment of $2.9 million to assist eight businesses in food manufacturing expansion, façade improvement, and business start-ups.

2/27/2013
Golf Special for March: $3 off at Louisville Metro Parks Courses
With spring just around the corner, Metro Parks and Recreation is encouraging golfers to spend more time on the fairways and greens by offering a $3 discount during March at all nine of its municipal golf courses.

2/27/2013
Mayor Appoints City's Chief Financial Officer to Arena Authority Board
Saying the city will benefit from having its Chief Financial Officer holding a voting position, Mayor Greg Fischer today appointed Steve Rowland to the Louisville Arena Authority Board.

2/26/2013
Councilwoman Parker to Kick Off Series of Public Meetings Four “Meet with Marilyn” Events Scheduled
Metro Councilwoman Marilyn Parker (District 18) will hold her first “Meet with Marilyn” on Tuesday, March 12 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at El Torazo (1850 S Hurstbourne Parkway). This informal discussion gives you the opportunity to address any issue or concern that you may have about your neighborhood all while enjoying one of District 18’s great locally owned restaurants.

2/26/2013
Metro Council to honor Outstanding Community Leaders for Black History Month
On Thursday, February 28th the Metro Council’s Community Affairs Committee will hold a special meeting to honor Outstanding Community Leaders ‘during its 2013 Black History Month Program.

2/23/2013
Eckart America Construction Permit 36563-13-C
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a construction permit to Eckart America Corporation. in accordance with Regulation 2.03, for miscellaneous equipment.

2/22/2013
Proposed Changes to APCD Permitting Program
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control Board opens a public comment period February 22, 2013, on amendments to District Regulation 1.02 Definitions, Regulation 2.02 Air Pollution Regulation Requirements and Exemptions, Regulation 2.03 Authorization to Construct or Operate; Demolition/Renovation Notices and Permit, Regulation 2.08 Fees, Regulation 2.16 Title V Operating Permits, Regulation 2.17 Federally Enforceable District Origin Operating Permit, and Regulation 5.00 Definitions.

2/21/2013
Public Health and Wellness Offers Free Classes to Help Smokers Quit
The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness and its community partners offer free classes to help people stop smoking using the Cooper/Clayton method. All classes, educational materials and nicotine replacement products provided are free. Advance registration for the program is required.

2/21/2013
Next “Ask Attica” is set for Wednesday, February 27th at the Pleasant Valley Lions Club
Councilwoman Attica Scott (D-1) is inviting residents of District 1 to come out for the next “Ask Attica” Community Conversation on Wednesday, February 27th. “This will be our first quarterly 'Ask Attica' of the year and it will be a chance for me to update everyone, especially folks in Southwest Louisville, on where we are with various programs in the district,” says Scott.

2/20/2013
Shawnee Neighborhood Plan Advisory Committee will meet on Monday, February 25th
Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D-5) announces the next meeting of the Shawnee Neighborhood Plan Advisory Committee will be on Monday, February 25th. There are several topics up for discussion including the recently conducted mobile workshops in the area.

2/20/2013
Free Diabetes Classes Begin March 4 in Shawnee
The Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will hold a series of four free classes for individuals interested in learning about and managing diabetes. Classes begin Monday, March 4 at the Shawnee Christian Healthcare Center, 234 Amy Ave., 40212

2/20/2013
New Exhibit at Metro Hall Features Local Artists
Louisville’s neighborhoods, landmarks and surrounding rural areas are vividly portrayed in photos, paintings and dimensional art in a new exhibit on display at Louisville’s historic Metro Hall, Feb. 25 - June 8.

2/19/2013
City Partnership Turns Wood Waste Into Energy
Under a partnership between Louisville Metro Parks and Recast Energy Louisville LLC, the tons of wood waste generated in city parks each year will be sold to Recast then converted to thermal energy.

2/19/2013
City Government Partnership Turns Wood Waste Into Energy
When storms, disease or old age down trees and limbs in city parks, the wood waste will now be sold and turned into energy that helps power Louisville companies and organizations -- instead of going to the landfill.

2/19/2013
Mayor Names Anthony Smith Director for Safe Neighborhoods
Saying that every neighborhood in Louisville must be safe and secure, Mayor Greg Fischer today named a new director who will oversee violence prevention and reduction strategies.

2/19/2013
District 19 to Host Breast Cancer Screening
Councilmen Jerry T. Miller (District 19) in conjunction with the U of L Hospital, James Brown Cancer Center and Ascension Lutheran Church are hosting a Mammography Breast Cancer Screening for women age 40 and over. The screenings will be conducted at Ascension Lutheran Church (13725 Shelbyville Road) on Monday, April 8, 2013 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

2/19/2013
Charlie Vettiner Park Construction Open House Planned for March 4, 2013
Metro Councilmen Kevin Kramer (District 11), Stuart Benson (District 20) and Robin Engel (District 22) will hold an informational open house to discuss ongoing construction at Charlie Vettiner Park. The open house will occur on Monday, March 4, 2013 between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. at the Charlie Vettiner Golf Course Club House (10207 Mary Dell Lane).

2/16/2013
Councilwoman Scott hosts Community Forum with LMPD Chief Steve Conrad
In an effort to keep District 1 informed on how Louisville Metro Police are working to fight crime and keep the public safe, Councilwoman Attica Scott (D-1) will host a Community Forum on Tuesday along with LMPD Chief Steve Conrad on February 19th.

2/15/2013
New street signs in District 4 will honor the life’s work of Rev. Charles Elliott Jr.
When anyone travels along Anderson Street near the King Solomon Baptist Church they will be reminded of the man who leads that church and spent his life in community service to Metro Louisville.

2/15/2013
2013 “Doing Our Part from the Heart” begins its seventh year of helping the military in faraway plac
There are still men and women serving in remote areas in Afghanistan and Iraq for the United States Military and in Metro, Louisville Valentine’s Day is a special day to let them know they are not forgotten. For the last six years, Councilwoman Madonna Flood (D-24) has used this special day to kick off the “Doing Our Part from the Heart” Campaign by sending toiletries, snacks to our military. This year there is a special circumstance.

2/15/2013
Two-week Closure of a Southwestern Segment of Louisville Loop Begins February 18
A two-mile section of the Louisville Loop in southwestern Jefferson County will be closed for up to two weeks beginning Monday, February 18.

2/15/2013
Thunder Over Louisville RV Parking, Tent Camping Available at Eva Bandman Park
Thunder Over Louisville fans making plans for a place to park their RV, pitch a tent or park their car have an option that’s close to the action. Metro Parks is selling passes for Thunder weekend at Eva Bandman Park, 1701 River Road, for the fourth consecutive year.

2/15/2013
City Holds 4th Sales Training Institute
With resounding interest in the first three institutes, the city is holding its fourth Mayor’s Sales Career Institute. The city is partnering with Sandler Training to hold the training/demonstration session for participants to learn what it takes to be a successful sales representative. The three prior sales institutes have attracted 73 participants

2/14/2013
Metro Council approves Metro Government’s commitment to the reopening of Kentucky Kingdom
By a unanimous vote, the Metro Council has given its approval to financial incentives designed to help developers reopen Kentucky Kingdom by the summer of 2014

2/14/2013
James, Welch and Stuckel introduce resolution honoring Ford’s 100 years in Louisville
It began in 1913, with 17 employees making on average 12 cars a day at a facility on South Third Street (corner of S. Third and Eastern Parkway). One hundred years later, the Ford Motor Company has grown to employ 8,500 workers at two state of the art facilities in Metro Louisville. On Thursday night, three members of Metro Council introduced a resolution recognizing the partnership that Ford and the city have fostered as the company and its workers move forward in the 21st century.

2/13/2013
Proposed Agreed Board Order with Momentive Specialty Chemicals, Inc.
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control Board will hold a public hearing on February 20, 2013, on a proposed Agreed Board Order with Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. Momentive is alleged to have violated District Regulations 1.07 (Excess Emissions During Startups, Shutdowns, and Upset Conditions) and 2.17 (Federally Enforceable District Origin Operating Permits) at its facility located at 6200 Camp Ground Road in Jefferson County, Kentucky.

2/12/2013
Metro Council Republicans Oppose Tax Increase
Metro Council Republicans Announce Opposition to Proposed Tax Increase

2/12/2013
Ward-Pugh and six other Metro Council members introduce ordinance to support new revenue
Seven Metro Council members introduce new ordinance to support new revenue

2/8/2013
Councilwoman Welch announces Women’s Health Fair to offer wide variety of screenings and health info
Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch is encouraging women all over District 13 to take advantage of a lifesaving event when she hosts Women’s Health Fair on February 15th.. For women, it’s an opportunity to get a Mammography to fight breast cancer and learn about other important health information for a healthier lifestyle.

2/8/2013
Cinetic Sorting Celebrates New Jobs and 200th Anniversary
Cinetic — a locally-founded company that is now part of the Fives Group’s international network of industrial engineering, equipment production and materials handling firms, — will add as many as 13 new technical positions to their current workforce of 88 employees.

2/8/2013
New Program Encourages Outdoor Fun for Families
Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation is encouraging families to put away those cell phones and electronic games–just for a while–and enjoy time together in the great outdoors through a new program: FOX – Families Outside X-ploring!

2/8/2013
Newburg area sees decrease in overall crime for 2012 according to LMPD 6th Division
When Louisville Metro Police closed out 2012, the Newburg area had some very good news in the crime statistics: no murder for the year and overall crime is down in the community. I am very encouraged by the statistics,” says Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin (D-2).

2/8/2013
City Offers Cash Prizes for New Apps
Metro Government, in partnership with Code for America, is offering $10,000 in cash prizes for apps or computer coding ideas during a Hack-a-thon scheduled for Saturday, February 23.

2/7/2013
United Parcel Service Inc Title V Operating Permit 146-97-TV(R1)
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to renew a Title V operating permit to United Parcel Service in accordance with Regulation 2.16.

2/7/2013
Valentine Hikes at Jefferson Memorial Forest
Romantic Valentine evenings await on Wednesday, February 13th, and Thursday February 14th, at Jefferson Memorial Forest. For only $30, couples will be treated to a romantic candle-lit hike that ends with a view of Louisville’s lights from the scenic Manor House, where couples will enjoy hot beverages, rich desserts, and the cozy warmth of a hearth.

2/7/2013
JCPS, Catholic, Independent Schools Focus on Compassion
Surrounded by school students of all ages, Louisville educators and city officials today celebrated the launching of “Youth Engaging Compassion”, a program to introduce, support and educate Louisville's youth to the values of compassion and guide them in putting compassion into action.

2/7/2013
United Parcel Service Inc Construction Permit 35442-12-C
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a construction permit for emergency fire pumps and emergency generators to United Parcel Service, inc. in accordance with Regulation 2.03.

2/6/2013
Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas from Metro Parks and Recreation
Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation offers many ways to treat your Valentine to a special gift this year, with a selection that includes items that will appeal to golfers, nature enthusiasts, swimmers, history, art and music lovers!

2/6/2013
Project Will Improve Louisville's Criminal Justice System
Two national organizations -- the Laura and John Arnold Foundation and Code for America -- are joining forces to help Louisville Metro use data and technology to improve pretrial criminal justice.

2/5/2013
Ad Hoc Committee on Vacant Properties goes mobile to hear from groups and organizations
The Metro Council’s Ad Hoc Committee on Vacant Property iat its next meeting on February 12th will invite groups and organizations to make a presentation of 2-3 minutes each about their work on housing and vacant properties.

2/4/2013
Neighborhood Place Partners Offer Free Tax Preparation and Other Events in February
Neighborhood Place locations in Louisville will offer free tax preparation and a wealth of other valuable services in February including free health screenings, a homebuyer workshop and credit planning class, an African American Read In plus an opportunity for youth ages 14-19 to participate in a teen pregnancy prevention study. To learn more about these services, including reservations requirements and contact info, please refer to the phone numbers listed by each event or visit http://www.louisvilleky.gov/CSR/Calendar/viewall.htm.

2/4/2013
KentuckianaWorks Offers Scholarships for Healthcare and IT Training
KentuckianaWorks, Greater Louisville’s Workforce Investment Board, is making $485,000 available in KentuckianaWorks Scholarships to fund education and training in these two high-demand career fields. The scholarships are available until June 30.

2/4/2013
502 Restaurant Week Puts Spotlight on Louisville Food Scene
Louisville is rapidly gaining attention as one of the world’s great “foodie” cities --- and a new 10-day “restaurant week” event will give residents and visitors a great chance to sample the innovative cooking and hospitality being served up at more than 30 local eateries. The “502 Restaurant Week”, which will debut February 22 – March 3, will feature special pricing of $50.20 for two people or $50.20 per person for a full meal, depending on the restaurant.

2/1/2013
Council members and Mayor Fischer to unveil new design for Southwest Regional Library
Residents of Southwest Louisville will get a first look at the design of the Louisville Free Public Library’s newest regional library at a special meeting on Monday, February 4th.

2/1/2013
Schedule for Cyclocross Championships Changes
Due to the rising Ohio River, all races for the Cyclo-cross World Championships in Louisville this weekend will be held Saturday at Eva Bandman Park, with no competition on Sunday.

2/1/2013
Mayor Hosts Pecha Kucha, A Night of Big Ideas
Ideas related to Louisville’s future will be shared and celebrated next week at Louisville Metro Hall – and the public is invited to attend the free Pecha Kucha event on Feb. 5.

1/31/2013
Ward-Pugh offers FREE tax preparation in the District
Ward-Pugh and LABC offer FREE tax preparation on Fridays in District 9

1/31/2013
Mayor Seeks Citizen Input on Sustain Louisville Plan for Greener City
Establish a citywide alternative energy strategy. Increase TARC ridership by 25 percent. Develop a citywide green infrastructure program to reduce storm water runoff. Improve the energy efficiency of city-owned buildings by 20 percent.

1/31/2013
Thursday kicks off another year of V.I.T.A. at Sun Valley Community Center
It is a program that has returned millions of dollars to thousands of low income families in Metro Louisville and this Thursday, January 31th the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program will return to the Sun Valley Community Center

1/31/2013
Scott and James join volunteers for “Shop and Share Day” to help Center for Women or Families
This Saturday, volunteers all across the Commonwealth of Kentucky will take time to help 15 domestic violence shelters by collecting goods and funds to help those the shelters serve. In Metro Louisville, Councilwoman Attica Scott (D-1) and Councilman David James (D-6) will join volunteers at the Kroger at 28th Broadway to help the Center for Women and Families as they participate in “Shop and Share Day.”

1/31/2013
Public Health and Wellness to Offer Free HIV Testing at Community Sites
The Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will offer free HIV testing at five community sites in observance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, which is February 7.

1/30/2013
Storms a Reminder to Sign Up for Emergency Alerts
Wednesday’s severe weather is a wake-up call for citizens to make sure and sign up for Louisville’s citywide emergency alert system – Code Red.

1/29/2013
SilverSneakers Senior Fitness Program Expands to Seventh Metro Parks and Recreation Location
Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation is expanding its partnership with the Healthways SilverSneakers Fitness Program by adding a seventh location where the nationally-recognized program will be offered. Beginning February 4, SilverSneakers will be available at the Wilderness Road Senior Center, 8111 Blue Lick Road.

1/29/2013
Butler joins the LMPD’s 4th Division and Oakdale Neighborhood for “90 Days and 90 Nights” kickoff
Councilwoman Marianne Butler (D-15) will join officers of the Louisville Metro Police Fourth Division and residents from Oakdale for the kick off of the 90 days and 90 nights Team Street Safe program on Tuesday February 5th.

1/29/2013
Public Health and Wellness Offers Free Diabetes Classes
The Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will hold a series of four free classes for individuals interested in learning about and managing diabetes. Classes begin Thursday, February 7 at the East Government Center, 200 Juneau Drive, 40243.

1/28/2013
Louisville Water and MSD: Sharing Resources - Saving Money
Louisville Water and MSD Boards approve pursuing first InterLocal Cooperation Agreement.

1/26/2013
Metro Animal Services Investigates Suspicious Cat Death
Animal Services Searching For Information in Suspicious Cat Death. Anonymous call prompted the investigation

1/25/2013
Members of the Democratic Caucus issue statements on the reopening of Kentucky Kingdom
Members of the Democratic Caucus of the Louisville Metro Council have released the following statements after the Kentucky State Fair board’s approval of a lease agreement for Kentucky Kingdom

1/25/2013
KING, DOWNARD HAIL AEG MANAGEMENT OF KFC YUM! CENTER
Metro Council President Jim King and Metro Council Budget Vice Chair Kelly Downard, today issued a statement in support of the progress made by AEG management in bringing the KFC Yum! Center to profitability.

1/25/2013
King and Downard hail AEG Management of KFC YUM Center
Metro Council President Jim King and Metro Council Budget Vice Chair Kelly Downard, today issued a statement in support of the progress made by AEG management in bringing the KFC Yum! Center to profitability

1/25/2013
City Buys West Louisville Land to Attract Jobs, Investment
The city has purchased a prime 30-acre tract of land in Western Louisville and plans to aggressively market it to companies wishing to expanding or relocate to Louisville, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.

1/24/2013
City, Convention Bureau Offer Incentives to Re-Open Kentucky Kingdom
Following today’s agreement between the Kentucky State Fair Board and the new owners of Kentucky Kingdom in re-opening the amusement park, the city is providing three financial incentives to assist in the redevelopment, Mayor Greg Fischer announced.

1/24/2013
Charlie Vettiner Park Master Plan–Phase One Construction to Start By February 1
Construction is scheduled to begin by February 1 on the first phase of work outlined in the Charlie Vettiner Park Master Plan, finalized last year through a public planning process. The $690,000 phase one project includes a new walkway, new parking spaces, speed humps, and drainage improvements.

1/24/2013
Mayor says 'We're Changing the Direction of the City'
Saying that the economy is growing again and that significant changes are ahead, Mayor Greg Fischer delivered his annual State of the City address, proclaiming that Louisville is becoming more nimble, efficient and entrepreneurial.

1/24/2013
METCO Approves One Loan; Sets New Calendar
One loan in the amount of $75,000 was approved by the Louisville Metropolitan Business Development Corporation, leveraging $378,000 in total investment.

1/23/2013
Mayor Announces Summer Jobs Opportunities for Youth
Mayor Greg Fischer today announced plans for putting at least 800 Louisville young adults, ages 16 – 21, to work this summer by expanding community support of the annual Mayor’s SummerWorks Program. Fischer also said the annual Youth Opportunity Showcase will be held Feb. 16 to connect youth to employers who have part-time and full-time jobs.

1/23/2013
Sustainability Committee to Learn about Urban Heat Island on 01/24/13
Sustainability Committee to learn more about Louisville’s Urban Heat Island on Thursday, January 24th

1/23/2013
Jefferson Memorial Forest Plans Full Moon ‘Frozen’ Hike on January 26
Jefferson Memorial Forest offers the opportunity to experience the forest as a guided hike through a crystal cathedral, with moonlight glittering on the frosty forest landscape. The first ever “Full Moon Frozen Hike” is from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 26.

1/23/2013
Louisville Loop – Northeast Trail First Public Meeting/Open House – February 4th
Louisville Metro Parks will hold the first public meeting/open house to seek input from local residents and businesses on the design of the planned Middletown–Eastwood Trail (MET) portion of the Louisville Loop. The meeting will be held Monday, February 4, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Middletown Fire Department, 108 Urton Lane, Louisville KY.

1/23/2013
Mayor Announces Summer Job Opportunities for Youth
Mayor Greg Fischer today announced plans for putting at least 800 Louisville young adults, ages 16 – 21, to work this summer by expanding community support of the annual Mayor’s SummerWorks Program. Fischer also said the annual Youth Opportunity Showcase will be held Feb. 16 to connect youth to employers who have part-time and full-time jobs.

1/22/2013
Louisville Water Grows Customer Assistance Program to over $100,000 Annually
The Board of Water Works approves funding for the Customer Assistance Program.

1/19/2013
Recast Energy Louisville LLC Construction Permit 32409-11-C(R1)
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a construction permit for a natural gas-fired boiler at Recast Energy Louisville, LLC, in accordance with Regulation 2.16.

1/18/2013
Cyclo-cross World Championships Coming to Louisville
The UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships will pedal into Louisville on February 2-3, 2013. For the first time in the international event's 63-year history, it will be held outside of Europe, at Eva Bandman Park on River Road near downtown Louisville.

1/17/2013
MLK Jr. Day Holiday Schedule and Closures
There will be no garbage, recycling or yard waste collection on Monday, January 21, 2013 within the Urban Services District (former Louisville city limits) due to Metro Government’s observation of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday.

1/17/2013
Mayor to Present Freedom Award to Ish Burks
Mayor Greg Fischer today announced that Ish Burks is the 2013 recipient of Louisville Metro’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Award. Burks is a former Secretary of the Kentucky Justice Cabinet and a former commissioner of the Kentucky State Police. He is currently an assistant professor and academic coordinator of criminal justice at Jefferson Community and Technical College.

1/17/2013
The next Dish with David in District 6 set for Saturday, January 19th
Councilman David James is kicking of the New Year with an invitation for residents of District 6 to come out to the next “Dish with David” set for Saturday, January 19th. The purpose of these events is to hear about any issues or concerns from residents in each neighborhood in an informal, relaxed setting.

1/17/2013
Outer Loop Recycling and Disposal Title V Operating Permit 149-97-TV(R1) and Permit 442-08-C(R2)
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue to Waste Management of Kentucky a Title V operating permit and a construction permit, in accordance with Regulation 2.16 and 2.03.

1/16/2013
Mayor Responds to President Obama's Violence Prevention Plan
In Washington on business, Mayor Greg Fischer was at the White House today when President Obama unveiled his violence reduction plan, and later reacrted to the President's plan.

1/16/2013
Craig Blakely to lead the UofL School of Public Health and Information Sciences
Craig H. Blakely, PhD, MPH, dean at the School of Rural Public Health, Texas A&M Health Science Center, has been named dean of the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences (SPHIS).

1/16/2013
Councilwoman Welch announces new Fairdale Satellite Office to better serve residents of District 13
Residents of District 13 will have another opportunity to stay in touch with Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch beginning in January when she opens a new satellite office at the Fairdale Playtorium.

1/14/2013
New Dates for Citizens to Talk With Mayor Fischer
Got a big idea for the city, or a small problem in your neighborhood? You can tell Mayor Greg Fischer and other city officials about it in person during four upcoming sessions at local high schools.

1/14/2013
Fowler officially begins her work as District 14 Councilwoman
On Monday, January 7th, Cindi Fowler joined 25 others as one of two new members of the Louisville Metro Council following the 2013 Organizational Session. Fowler won the seat in the November 6th election and is ready to begin her four year term as Councilwoman.

1/11/2013
Councilman James applauds Mayor Greg Fischer and thanks Old Louisville residents for participation i
Seeing an opportunity to redevelop a long time economic engine for Louisville’s urban core, Councilman David James (D-6) expressed his appreciation to Mayor Greg Fischer for his leadership to move forward on an opportunity to restore Fourth Street from Downtown to Churchill Downs.

1/11/2013
Councilwoman Hamilton announces “mobile workshops” for residents in the Shawnee Neighborhood
During the month of January, The Shawnee Neighborhood Planning Committee and Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D-5) will host a series of “mobile workshops” in the Shawnee Neighborhood to get resident input on funding priorities in five key areas of the neighborhood.

1/10/2013
City Makes Steady Progress on Vacant Properties
Demolition of abandoned properties is up 30 percent. More than 77 homes are being forced into foreclosure due to owner neglect and abandonment. A real estate broker has been hired to quickly move properties from city government to new owners.

1/10/2013
Scott to appropriate $25,000 to supplement demolition costs of vacant homes in District 1
In keeping with her promise to clean up abandoned and vacant properties in District 1, Councilwoman Attica Scott will commit $25,000 in Capital Infrastructure Funds to supplement Metro Government’s demolition program for abandoned homes which have become blighted in neighborhoods.

1/10/2013
President King names 2013 Chairs and Vice Chairs of 12 Standing Committees of the Metro Council
Metro Council President Jim King (D-10) has announced the appointment of Chairs and Vice Chairs for the Metro Council’s Standing Committees and Ad Hoc Committees for 2013.

1/10/2013
Section of Sixth Street Closed Overnight Jan. 11th & 12th
Sixth Street from River Road to Main Street will be completely closed on Friday, January 11, 2013 from 11pm- 10am and again on Saturday, January 12, 2013 from 11pm – 10am.

1/10/2013
Get Financially Fit in 2013
At the start of the new year, many people make resolutions to improve their lives by getting healthier such as losing weight, eating better, exercising more often, quitting smoking, and more. This year, Bank On Louisville is encouraging Louisvillians to take charge of their financial health too.

1/9/2013
Get Cash for College By Applying Now!
Mayor Greg Fischer and more than 100 current and prospective college students and education advocates sent a loud-and-clear message that thousands of dollars in financial aid and scholarships are available to those who take action this month.

1/8/2013
Improved Crime Mapping Available Online
Louisville residents can now more easily keep tabs on crime that is occurring in their neighborhood with improved maps available on the city government’s website – www.louisvilleky.gov. The mapping tool uses the popular Google map technology to pinpoint crimes ranging from homicides and assaults to burglary and auto theft.

1/8/2013
Restoration of Original Pumping Station Lets Louisville Water Write New Chapter of its 152-Year Old
Interior Renovations Include New “Water Works” Museum Featuring Interactive Exhibits, Historic Photos and Films that Focus on the Community’s History

1/7/2013
Mayor to Deliver State of the City Address at African-American Heritage Center
Saying he wants to move the annual State of the City address to different areas of Louisville, Mayor Greg Fischer today announced he will deliver this year’s speech at the Kentucky Center for African-American Heritage in the Russell neighborhood.

1/7/2013
Councilman David James elected 2013 Majority Leader, Welch wins Vice-Chair of Democratic Caucus
Members of the Democratic Caucus unanimously selected Councilman David James (D- 6) to serve as Majority Leader and Caucus Chair for 2013. The Caucus also selected Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13) to serve as Vice-Chair

1/7/2013
Rating Agency Affirms City's Strong AAA Rating
Citing a resilient local economy and good financial management by the city, the credit rating agency Fitch today affirmed Louisville Metro’s strong AAA rating for general obligation bonds.

1/7/2013
Councilman Jim King re-elected Louisville Metro Council President for 2013
By a unanimous vote of 26 to 0, Councilman Jim King (D-10) was reelected President of the Louisville Metro Council for 2013 during its Organizational Session on Monday, January 7th.

1/6/2013
Members of the Metro Council offer their thoughts on the passing of Dr. Blaine Hudson
Several members of the Louisville Metro Council have offered the following statements on the passing of Dr. Blaine Hudson:this past Saturday. He is a former historian of African American studiesand Dean at the University of Louisville

1/4/2013
Councilman Owen announces dates for the next “Talk with Tom” session in District 8
Councilman Tom Owen has announced next 2013 dates for “Talk with Tom” events for residents in District 8. "My monthly invitation for conversation over coffee gives me a chance to hear directly what's on the mind of the homeowner, business person or resident of my district," says Owen.

1/4/2013
2013 Landbank Authority Meeting Dates
Regularly scheduled meetings of the Louisville and Jefferson County Landbank Authority, Inc. are held on the fourth Thursday of each month at 2:00 p.m. Meetings can be canceled for lack of business or if a quorum is not achieved. Special meetings can be held at other times if ever necessary in which case the media will be advised with 24 hour notice.

1/4/2013
Johnson appointed to NLC 2013 Transportation Infrastructure and Services Steering Committee
Metro Councilman Dan Johnson (D-21) will continue to serve on the National League of Cities 2013 Transportation Infrastructure and Services Steering Committee after being selected for a fifth year as a member.

1/3/2013
Neighborhood Place Partners Offer Valuable Events and Extended Hours
Neighborhood Place locations in Louisville will offer free events and services in January including several WeCare Information Sessions at multiple locations, a mobile health unit, prenatal classes, and financial literacy courses for the entire family. To learn more about these services, including reservations requirements and contact info, please refer to the phone numbers listed by each event or by visiting http://www.louisvilleky.gov/CSR/Calendar/viewall.htm.

1/1/2013
Debbie Fox Director
Debbie Fox Chosen As Director of Louisville Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency/MetroSafe