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Metro Newsroom - 2014 Archive


12/31/2014
Current Public Notices for Community Services and Revitalization (Regulatory Postings)
This news page posts regulatory notifications (Current Public Notices) for compliance with grantors for Community Services and Revitalization.

4/24/2014
Metro Afterschool Dare to Care Kids Cafe
Louisville has been selected as one of 15 cities to receive a $44,000 grant by the National League of Cities (NLC) as part of a national initiative to reduce childhood hunger. The grant is being used to implement an afterschool meals program for youth at six Metro Parks Community Centers.

4/24/2014
Councilwoman Scott invites District 1 to a Garden party on Friday, April 25th
One year ago, the corner of 28th and Dumesnil was transformed from a vacant unused lot into a neighborhood center of activity when about 125 volunteers helped create the Parkland Community Garden. This Friday, Councilwoman Attica Scott (D-1) is inviting residents of the Parkland Neighborhood to come out and celebrate that milestone as a new planting season is ready to begin and learn more about the possible expansion of community gardens into new areas of the district..

4/24/2014
Councilwoman Fowler invites everyone to celebrate “World Tai Chi Day” at the Sun Valley Community Ce
It is one of the most relaxing methods of exercise there is and it has been practiced for centuries all over the globe. On Saturday, April 26th, the Sun Valley Community Center will host “World Tai Chi Day” as a way of introducing this exercise to the community.

4/24/2014
55,000 Degrees Urging College Graduates to 'Pass the Cap'
55,000 Degrees, Louisville’s education movement, is recruiting the 2014 class of college graduates for an important job – to inspire friends and loved ones to earn a college degree.

4/23/2014
Shively Library Unveils Extreme Makeover
Mayor Greg Fischer, Shively Mayor Sherry S. Conner, and Councilwoman Mary C. Woolridge joined Library Director Craig Buthod and members of the community for the official reopening of the newly renovated Shively Library.

4/23/2014
Give A Day Week Produces Over 144,000 Volunteers, Acts of Caring
With volunteer projects ranging from packaging meals for hungry families to building beds for children without one to renovating abandoned houses for needy families, Louisville’s third annual Give A Day week of service had a big impact throughout the community and produced more than 144,000 volunteers and acts of caring.

4/21/2014
Deadline Nears for Applications for Summer Youth “Change Leaders” Program
Sunday April 27 is the deadline for high school students to submit applications for the Healing Futures Fellowship Program. The program is open to youth ages 15 to 18 entering their sophomore, junior or senior year of high school in the fall of 2014.

4/21/2014
Louisville Water Customers Receive 2014 Annual Water Quality Report
Louisville Water meets and surpasses the EPA's strict health standards.

4/18/2014
Earth Day Program at Beargrass Falls
Councilwoman Ward-Pugh announces special Earth Day program at Beargrass Falls in Karen Lynch Park

4/18/2014
Amended Board Order and NOx RACT Plan for Recast Energy Louisville, LLC
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control Board opens a public comment period April 19, 2014, on an amended Board Order and site-specific plan for oxides of nitrogen (NOx) reasonably available control technology (RACT) for Recast Energy Louisville, LLC, 4014 Bells Lane. 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.

4/18/2014
Councilman Peden reminds Veterans Administration that alternative location is still available
District 23 Louisville Metro Councilman James Peden released the following statement following the Wednesday, April 16, 2014 meeting on the environmental assessment for a future site of the Robley Rex Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

4/17/2014
Creative Alliance Contributes to Mayor's Violence Prevention Plan
In the wake of recent teen violence taking place in the downtown and waterfront areas, Creative Alliance founder and CEO Debbie Scoppechio announced today that the state’s largest advertising agency will make a $5,000 donation to the city to help extend the hours of Community Centers located throughout the metro.

4/17/2014
Two Events to Bring Colon Cancer Screenings to Lower-Income Uninsured
Two upcoming events will bring colon cancer screenings to lower income men and women.

4/17/2014
Councilman David James hosts California Neighborhood Conversation on Saturday, April 19th
Councilman David James (D-6) is inviting residents of the California Neighborhood to a special Neighborhood Conversation on Saturday, April 19th at Victory Park.

4/16/2014
Hamilton announces next meeting of District 5 Neighborhood Advisory Committee set for Monday, April
Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton is inviting residents to the next monthly meeting of the District 5 Neighborhood Advisory Committee on Monday, April 21st.

4/15/2014
City Adds More Datasets Online
Continuing his commitment to open the city’s data to the public, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that more than 90 additional datasets will be placed online in the next three months.

4/11/2014
WAC Hosts Fulbright Scholars
Councilwoman Ward-Pugh and World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana host visiting Fulbright Scholars

4/11/2014
Mayor Fischer accepts “Tree City USA” award at Arbor Day event
Louisville has been recognized by the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City USA community for its commitment to urban forestry. The city has earned this recognition for more than a dozen years and Mayor Greg Fischer accepted the award on behalf of the city at the Louisville Arbor Day Festival, held at Iroquois Park.

4/11/2014
Proposed FEDOOP Operating Permit for Challenger Lifts, Inc.
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a FEDOOP operating permit to Challenger Lifts, Inc. (manufactures and assembles automobile lifts), 200 Cabel Street, in accordance with Regulation 2.17. The 30 day public comment period starts April 12, 2014 and ends on May 12, 2014.

4/10/2014
Louisville Ranked 25th in EPA Top Cities with ENERGY STAR Certified Buildings
Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Louisville was recognized for its sustainability efforts, being ranked 25th in the 2014 Top Cities list with the most ENERGY STAR certified buildings. Louisville is back on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency list after having last been recognized in 2010.

4/10/2014
Public Comment Period for Community Services Block Grant 2014 - 2015 Plan
Public Comment Period for City’s Community Services Block Grant Annual Plan. The plan outlines service programs and financing provided through Community Action Partnership

4/10/2014
Councilman Robin Engel Announces Brightside Clean-Up
Councilman Robin Engel (District 22) along with the Fern Creek Community Association and Chamber of Commerce announce the annual Brightside Community-Wide Cleanup on Saturday, April 12th.

4/10/2014
New Public Health and Wellness Report Measures Health Equity across Louisville Neighborhoods
New Public Health and Wellness Report just released measures health equity across Louisville neighborhoods.

4/10/2014
Volunteers Will Have Big Impact During Give A Day Week
Volunteers will build 200 beds for school students without one. Firefighters and other volunteers will rebuild three abandoned homes for needy families. A new garden will be built at a West Louisville school and stuffed animals will be sorted and tagged for children who have survived a crisis Those and hundreds of other projects and initiatives will be happening during the annual Give A Day week of community service, April 12-20.

4/9/2014
Sunday CycLouVia Event to Benefit WaterStep
During Sunday’s CycLouVia open street event along Frankfort Ave., people can walk, bike, skate, shop --- and support a good cause by bringing new or used shoes to donate to WaterStep.

4/9/2014
CycLOUvia coming to Frankfort Ave on Sun, Apr 13
Councilwoman Ward-Pugh says park the car and walk or bring your bike to CycLOUvia on Frankfort Avenue on Sun, Apr 13

4/9/2014
Mayor Announces "One Bright City" Initiative
Mayor Greg Fischer today unveiled plans for engaging citizens to help make neighborhoods cleaner and to plant more trees in all areas of Louisville. The initiative – One Bright City – will be led by the Brightside organization.

4/9/2014
Mayor Announces One bright City Initiative to Focus on Cleaner Neighborhoods, Planting Trees
Mayor Greg Fischer today unveiled plans for engaging citizens to help make neighborhoods cleaner and to plant more trees in all areas of Louisville. The initiative – One Bright City – will be led by the Brightside organization.

4/9/2014
Limbwalker Tree Service Donation of Time at Karen Lynch Park
District 9’s Karen Lynch Park gets ready for Earth Day with a little help from Limbwalker Tree Service

4/9/2014
Councilwoman Scott brings “Shakespeare in the Park” to Riverside Gardens Park on Sunday, April 13th
Councilwoman Attica Scott (D-1) is sponsoring something special for residents of District 1 when “Shakespeare in the Park” brings Hamlet to Riverside Gardens Park this Sunday, April 13th.

4/8/2014
Community Affairs Committee invites public to speak on the minimum wage issue
– The Community Affairs Committee of the Louisville Metro Council will host a special public hearing seeking comment on the pros and cons of raising the minimum wage in Metro Louisville on monday, April 14th.

4/8/2014
Diabetes Prevention Program for Youth Offered at Metro Parks Community Centers
A free diabetes prevention and management education program for youth will be offered at six Metro Parks community centers in April and May.

4/8/2014
Metro Council Public Safety Committee to receive updates fromPolice Chief and President of FOP River
The Louisville Metro Council’s Public Safety Committee will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. in the Metro Council Chambers at City Hall (601 W Jefferson Street).

4/8/2014
2014 MOSAIC Award Winners Announced
Five Louisville citizens representing the arts, medicine, research, non-profit and business communities — and each of whom are natives of another country — were honored today as Mosaic Award winners by Mayor Greg Fischer and Dr. Alex Gerassimides.

4/7/2014
Composting, Recycling Help Offered
Citizens can participate in a new drop-off composting program and are urged to use existing recycling programs.

4/7/2014
Metro Animal Services Rabies License Microchip Clinic April 9
Louisville Metro Animal Services Rabies, License and Microchip Clinic. Rabies Vaccinations and Microchips at Affordable Prices.

4/3/2014
Metro Animal Services Final Four Adoption Special
Metro Animal Services Celebrates March Madness & The Final Four With Major Adoption Special $9 adoptions for all animals six months of age or older.

4/3/2014
Projects Will Add Bike Lanes on Four Roads
Bike lanes will be added on Grinstead Drive, Hill Street, Breckinridge Street and Kentucky Street.

4/2/2014
Metro Arts Center Spring Classes Beginning in April, May
The Metro Arts Center offers classes in the fine and applied arts for youth, teens, adults and seniors, and registration is underway for spring classes beginning in mid-April and May. Pottery, painting, photography, cartooning, silversmithing, and more—there’s something for everyone, and all skill levels are welcome.

4/2/2014
City Refines Online Maps to Display Crime in Parks
Louisville Metro Government has refined the city’s online maps to more accurately display crimes that occur in local parks.

4/2/2014
2014 Summer Food Service Site Applications Being Accepted
The Louisville Metro Community Action Partnership (CAP), part of the Department of Community Services and Revitalization, is currently taking applications from qualified groups and organizations interested in becoming a 2014 Summer Food Service Program Site. Participating distribution sites may include organizations such as churches, community centers, youth centers, and private or non-profit groups. Applications must be received by CAP by May 2, 2014.

4/2/2014
Idle Free Louisville Campaign Honored by EPA
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has honored Idle Free Louisville with a 2014 Clean Air Excellence Award.

4/1/2014
Partial Demolition Work to Begin at Louisville Extreme Park
Demolition work is set to begin at the Louisville Extreme Park. Approximately one-third of the park will be demolished and reconstructed on adjacent property to make way for construction of the flyover ramps that will support the new Louisville-Southern Indiana downtown bridge.

4/1/2014
Louisville Water Remembers the 1974 Tornado
Learn about Louisville Water’s response to natural disasters.

3/31/2014
Metro Parks Community Centers Provide Spring Break Activities for Youth
Louisville Metro Parks & Recreation welcomes children and teens to its community centers for special spring break programs.

3/31/2014
Wet-Dry Pilot to Dramatically Increase Recycling
New Wet-Dry method of sorting trash will push recycling rate among Central Business District locations toward the city's goal of 90 percent.

3/31/2014
Metro Parks Golf Special for April: Grand Slam 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.

3/31/2014
New Pilot Program to Boost Recycling Rate Toward 90 Percent
Mayor Greg Fischer today officially launched a pilot program that is expected to increase recycling rates in the downtown Central Business District to about 85 percent. The current recycling rate is just 11 percent.

3/31/2014
Neighborhood Place Partners Offer Several Family-Focused Events in April
Neighborhood Place locations in Louisville will offer free events and workshops for the entire family in April including book giveaways, a summer youth program resource fair, two support groups for grandparents raising grandchildren, two employment development workshops plus much more.

3/28/2014
Councilwoman Flood extends the deadline for the 2014 Doing Our Part from the Heart Campaign
– Councilwoman Madonna Flood (D-24) is extending the deadline for this year’s “Doing Our Part from the Heart” drive until April 11th in hopes of receiving more contributions of personal items to meet the campaign’s goals.

3/28/2014
METCO Board Approves Loan for Energy Efficient Project
Jakeland, LLC received approval for a Go Green energy efficiency loan in the amount of $201,925 from the Louisville Metropolitan Business Development Corporation. This loan will assist the property owner, Andy Blieden, to install an additional 205 solar panels to the ones he currently has on the Butchertown Market, located at 1201 Story Avenue

3/28/2014
Spring Forum scheduled Apr 8
Ward-Pugh hosts Ninth District Spring Community Forum on Tuesday April 8th

3/28/2014
Ward-Pugh Hosts Spring Cleanup on Apr 5
Ward-Pugh hosts 16th Annual Spring Community Cleanup

3/28/2014
Councilwoman Hamilton announces free movies during Spring Break Week for young people
In response to the recent concerns of young people in Metro Louisville, Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D-5) is announcing a week of free movies during Spring Break as a way for young people to enjoy their time off from school, March 31st though April 4th.

3/28/2014
Councilman James encourages volunteers to get Central Park cleaned up for spring on Saturday, April
In Old Louisville, it is time to get one of the city’s oldest and nicest neighborhood parks ready for spring. The call has gone out for volunteers to help with Central park Spring 2014 Improvement Day on Saturday, April 5th The effort is part of the Community wide Brightside Cleanup.

3/27/2014
Retired and Senior Volunteers Honored for Service in Louisville
Louisville Metro’s RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) will host their annual recognition event on Friday, March 28, from 12 Noon to 3 p.m. at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage at 1701 W. Muhammad Ali Boulevard, Louisville, KY 40203.

3/27/2014
Metro Parks and Recreation Spring Adult Athletic Leagues Registration Underway
Louisville Metro Parks & Recreation is accepting team registrations for spring athletic leagues – softball, kickball and flag football. Games begin the week of May 5. Participants must be 18 or older. Registration deadline is April 28, or until leagues are filled.

3/27/2014
Bob Hill Organizes Walk Across Big Four Bridge Sunday
Writer, naturalist and businessman Bob Hill is organizing a walk across the Big Four Bridge Sunday, March 30, at 1 p.m. to show community support for the popular span.

3/27/2014
The next Java with Jerry is May 6, 2014
The next Java for Jerry is coming up: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Heine Brothers, 805 Blankenbaker Pkwy., from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

3/26/2014
Councilman Tandy encourages participation in two important Youth Conversations on Thursday, March 27
Councilman David Tandy (D-4) is encouraging young people from his district and the surrounding area to participate in two Youth Conversations sponsored by the Mayor’s Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods program on Thursday, March 27th.

3/26/2014
Metro Animal Services Teams Up With North Shore For National Adoption Event
Metro Animal Services Teams up with local agencies for North Shore Adoption Event!

3/26/2014
Rule Would Prohibit Plastic Bags for Yard Waste

3/26/2014
National Expert to Address Special Session of the Healing Possible Quorum
Harvard Professor Dr. David R. Williams will address a special session of the Healing Possible Quorum on Sunday March 30 at 3:00 p.m. at the Muhammad Ali Center located at 144 N. 6th St. Dr. William’s lecture is titled The Business Case for Racial Equity – Investing in Our Children and Future. The event is free and the public is invited.

3/26/2014
Mayor Announces Review of Security Cameras Downtown

3/26/2014
Mayor Declares Sunday a Cardinal Red Day for Women's Team
Mayor Greg Fischer is declaring this Sunday as another Cardinal Red Day to support the Louisville Cardinals women’s basketball team who have advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16. The women’s team won by 30 points Tuesday night, beating Iowa on its home court. They now return home to host the next round of games at the KFC Yum Center Sunday.

3/26/2014
Louisville Celebrates First Graduating Class of Community Financial Empowerment Certification Progra
The first graduating class to complete Louisville's new Community Financial Empowerment Certification (CFEC) program will be recognized at an event this Thursday, March 27. This pilot group of 15 social services providers, along with their supervisors and agency directors, will gather at the Catholic Enrichment Center, 3146 W. Broadway at 1:30 p.m.

3/26/2014
Councilwoman Woolridge to honor the 2014 Butler Traditional High School Girls Basketball Team on Thu
Councilwoman Mary C. Woolridge (D-3) will take time on Thursday night during the Metro Council’s regular meeting to honor the Lady Bears of Butler Traditional High School for their victory as the 2014 KHSAA Girls’ Basketball Champions.

3/25/2014
Annual Plant and Herb Sale, April 12 & 13 At Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing
Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing will celebrate the return of spring with its annual Plant and Herb Sale on Saturday, April 12, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, April 13, Noon to 3 p.m. (An Early Bird Sale will take place Friday, April 11, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.)

3/25/2014
Councilwoman Woolridge sponsors distracted driving seminar for Butler Traditional High School Studen
As a way to promote safe driving for Spring Break and beyond, Councilwoman Mary C. Woolridge (D-3) is sponsoring a very special class for juniors and seniors at Butler High School on Friday, March 28th.

3/25/2014
Public Urged to Complete Smoke-free Playground Survey by Monday, March 31
People living throughout Metro Louisville are encouraged to complete a survey by Monday, March 31, to gauge community attitudes toward smoking in city playgrounds and spraygrounds.

3/24/2014
Mayor Declares Friday Cardinal Red Day
Saying he wants the city to break its own world’s record for the most people wearing red in one day, Mayor Greg Fischer today declared Friday as Cardinal Red Day in Louisville – as the Cards take on the Kentucky Wildcats in the NCAA Sweet 16 in Indianapolis.

3/24/2014
Free Financial Planning Day for Louisville Residents on March 27th
Louisville residents seeking free financial planning advice and guidance are invited to attend Financial Fitness Day on March 27 at the Catholic Enrichment Center, 3146 W. Broadway, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. The event will provide opportunities to meet one-on-one with dozens of professional financial planners to discuss personal finance questions, concerns and interests.

3/24/2014
Volunteers Needed for National Wheelchair Basketball Association Championships, In Louisville April
Volunteers are needed to assist as Louisville again hosts the National Wheelchair Basketball Association Championships. The event runs April 3-6, at the Kentucky Exposition Center, 937 Phillips Lane.

3/24/2014
Mayor Announces Walmart Supercenter to be Built at 18th & Broadway
Bringing hundreds of new jobs and much-needed new retail to West Louisville, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Walmart will build a Supercenter at 18th and Broadway.

3/21/2014
Councilman Robin Engel Announces District 22 Town Hall Meeting
Councilman Robin Engel (District 22) Councilman Robin Engel will host the next District 22 Town Hall meeting on Monday, March 24th, at 6:00 p.m. at Fern Creek Baptist Church Gym, located at 5920 Bardstown Road. Got a big idea for the city, or a small problem in your neighborhood?

3/20/2014
Shawnee Arts & Cultural Center Presents Youth Art Series “Leaving Footprints”
The opening reception for the “Leaving Footprints” youth art series will be held March 27, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Metro Park's Shawnee Arts and Cultural Center, 607 South 37th Street.

3/19/2014
Coral Ridge Elementary Students to Plant 200 Trees at Caperton Swamp Park
Fourth-graders from Coral Ridge Elementary School will plant 200 native trees at Caperton Swamp Park, 3916 River Road, on Friday, March 21, from 10 a.m. to Noon.

3/18/2014
CycLouVia Returns to Frankfort Avenue
The next CycLouVia will close Frankfort Avenue, between Stilz Avenue and Pope Street, to vehicular traffic on Sunday, April 13th, 2014 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. This is the first time the city’s open streets program will occur outside of the Highlands.

3/18/2014
"March for Meals" Raises Awareness of Hunger, the Elderly
On behalf of the National March for Meals campaign, Louisville Metro Senior Nutrition is encouraging all residents to "Support Your Senior Neighbors" 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, such as Meals on Wheels.

3/18/2014
Public Health and Wellness Offering Free HIV Testing
Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness is offering free HIV testing on the second and third Wednesday of each month at the WIC clinic on the second floor of the L & N building located at 908 W. Broadway.

3/18/2014
Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation Summer Camp Registration Underway
Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation is again offering summer camps at its twelve community centers.

3/17/2014
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 2014.

3/17/2014
Louisville Launches Pothole Blitz
Mayor Greg Fischer today helped launch this year’s Pothole Blitz, an annual event aimed at ridding the city’s streets of the many potholes left by the repeated freeze-thaw cycles of winter. Following a winter that saw a seemingly unprecedented frequency of snow the number of potholes left behind is also running well ahead of recent years. Metro Public Works patched 8,726 potholes from the start of the snow season on November 1, 2013 and the end of February 2014. In the same period a year ago 7,162 potholes were patched.

3/17/2014
Ward-Pugh Participates in Women in Politics event on March 18
Councilwoman Ward-Pugh to participate in Women in Politics event sponsored by World Affairs Council

3/14/2014
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, March 25th as a way of bringing an issue or concern to her attention and the attention of Metro Government

3/13/2014
Councilwoman Marianne Butler announces more trees are coming to Wyandotte Park
Councilwoman Marianne Butler (D-15) has announced that something new is coming to Wyandotte Park as a way to welcome in spring and at the same time replenish and expand Metro Louisville’s tree canopy.

3/13/2014
Summit Addresses Need to Prevent Youth Summer Learning Loss
This Friday more than 150 youth service providers will gather for Louisville's first full-day summit focused on preventing summer learning loss. Hosted by Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) in collaboration with Out-of-School Time (OST) Coordinating Council of Louisville – a collaboration led by Louisville Metro Government, JCPS and Metro United Way -- the free event will take place on March 14 between 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at Jefferson Community and Technical College's Health Science Building, 110 W. Chestnut St.

3/12/2014
Mayor's Healthy Hometown Mini-Grant Applications Now Available
The Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement is now accepting applications for 2014 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.

3/12/2014
Volunteers Needed for U.S. Quad Rugby Association National Championship Tournament, In Louisville Ma
Volunteers are needed to assist as Louisville again welcomes the United States Quad Rugby Association (USQRA) National Championship Tournament. The event runs March 21-23 at the Kentucky International Convention Center, and is free and open to the public. Louisville Metro Parks & Recreation and Frazier Rehab Institute are the local co-hosts for the tournament, and 2014 marks the eighth year the tournament has been held in Louisville.

3/12/2014
Councilwoman Scott partners to help teach young people how to be handy neighbors
As the Parkland Community continues to show new life in District 1, Councilwoman Attica Scott (D-1), Stewart Kerr of Fort Louisville, developer for a youth special needs camp and the Parkland Boys & Girls Club are partnering for two special workshops designed to teach young people how to be handy neighbors.

3/11/2014
Councilwoman Welch hosts the next “Coffee with your Councilwoman” on Saturday, March 15th
Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch is offering residents of District 13 the chance to come out and share their ideas about what they would like to see happen in Metro Louisville.

3/11/2014
House Committee Approves Local Option; Sends Bill to Full House

3/10/2014
Eight Kentucky Governors Endorse Local Option
Eight Kentucky governors – representing all of the living people who have held the office – announced today that they’re endorsing local option, saying it’s the best way for citizens across the Commonwealth to have a direct voice and vote in making investments that improve their communities.

3/10/2014
New Sheppard Square Opens to Residents
Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-3) and Mayor Greg Fischer announced that Louisville’s $96.5 million redevelopment of Sheppard Square is now home to new residents in the Smoketown neighborhood.

3/7/2014
Lots of Possibility Finalists Announced
Twelve finalists have been selected for the Lots of Possibility competition, which seeks innovative citizen ideas for redeveloping and reusing vacant lots, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today. The proposals were selected from more than 100 applications submitted by citizens and community groups with ideas ranging from a 9-hole putt-putt course to a retrofitted, cargo-container home.

3/6/2014
Two Parks Selected for Macy’s “Heart Your Park” Fundraising Program in Louisville
The Parklands of Floyds Fork and Iroquois Park have been selected as recipients in “Heart Your Park,” a fundraising program introduced as part of Macy’s “Secret Garden” campaign, that aims to raise awareness and dollars for local parks across the country.

3/6/2014
Luxury Omni Hotel, Grocery, Apartments to Anchor $261 Million Downtown Development
Louisville will get a new four-diamond hotel — along with a much-anticipated downtown grocery, retail shops and 200 apartments — under a $261 million downtown development plan announced today by Mayor Greg Fischer and Governor Steve Beshear.

3/5/2014
Mayor Rallies Community for Give A Day Week of Service
Surrounded by volunteers building beds for school students without one at home, Mayor Greg Fischer today challenged individuals and businesses to join forces and help Louisville set a new record for public service during the third Give A Day volunteer week April 12-20.

3/5/2014
LG&E Title V Operating Permit 131-97-TV(R3)
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a renewal operating permit to Louisville Gas & Electric Company, Zorn Generating Station (electrical energy generation plant) 3001 Upper River Road, in accordance with Regulation 2.16.

3/4/2014
Ford Names Louisville a Next Generation Learning City
Ford Motor Company Fund has named Louisville as a Ford Next Generation Learning community, making the city and Jefferson County Public Schools part of a growing network of communities that are transforming public high schools into career-themed academies.

3/4/2014
Mayor Rallies Community for Give A Day Week of Service
Surrounded by volunteers building beds for school students without one at home, Mayor Greg Fischer today challenged individuals and businesses to join forces and help Louisville set a new record for public service during the third Give A Day volunteer week April 12-20.

3/3/2014
Metro Animal Services Provides Tips To Keep Your Pets Safe In The Cold
Tips from Metro Animal Services in conjunction with the ASPCA and American Humane Society to keep your pets safe during the cold.

3/3/2014
Get Financially and Physically Fit in March
Neighborhood Place locations in Louisville will offer a variety of activities in March to improve the mind and body including free yoga, Zumba and meditation classes as well as a Making the Most of your Budget workshop and free tax preparation.

3/1/2014
BAE SystemsTitle V Construction Permit 29845-10-C(R2)
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a revised construction permit to BAE Systems (military weapons refurbisher/manufacturer), 163 Rochester Drive, in accordance with Regulation 2.03.

2/28/2014
METCO Board Approves Facade Loan
Texas and Goss, LLC received approval for a façade loan in the amount of $50,000 from the Louisville Metropolitan Business Development Corporation. This loan will assist the property owners, Alex Frommeyer and Shane Uttich, to replace siding and block with Dryvit, replace some windows, install awnings and make other minor repairs. The total investment is expected to be $78,280.

2/28/2014
WaterWorks Museum Opens
Original Pumping Station and New WaterWorks Museum Opens to the Public on March 1, 2014

2/27/2014
Study Shows Forecastle Festival Has $14 Million Impact on Louisville Economy
Forecastle Festival released today the results of an economic impact study completed during the 2013 Forecastle Festival. The study shows that the festival, its organizers and patrons pumped more than $14 million into the Louisville economy.

2/27/2014
Golf Special for March: $3 off at Louisville Metro Parks Courses
Golfers are being offered a $3 discount during March at Metro Parks golf courses.

2/27/2014
President King receives Patriot Award for support of citizen soldiers and their families who serve t
For his support of the civilian solider who serves our country, Council President Jim King (D-10) was presented the Patriot Award by ESGR of the Department of Defense on Thursday night.

2/26/2014
Louisville/Jefferson County Environmental Trust Earns National Recognition
The Louisville/Jefferson County Environmental Trust has achieved national accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance.

2/26/2014
Survey to Gauge Attitudes on Smoke-free Playgrounds
The Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement has launched a survey to gauge community attitudes toward smoking in city playgrounds and spraygrounds.

2/25/2014
Sustainability Committee to receive update on the study for development of Waterfront Park Phase IV
Could a Ferris wheel be part of Louisville’s Skyline along the Ohio River in the near future? Members of the Louisville Metro Council’s Sustainability Committee will learn about that possibility when they receive an update on the design study for Phase IV of Waterfront Park at their next meeting on Thursday, February 27th.

2/25/2014
Metro Council Community Affairs Committee to host 12th Annual Black History Program on Thursday, Feb
The Community Affairs Committee of the Louisville Metro Council will continue a tradition on Thursday, February 27th when it hosts the 12th Annual Black History Program as part of Black History Month.The program will highlight the work of several individuals in the districts of the Louisville Metro Council and a very special honor will go to an institution of higher learning.

2/24/2014
Councilwoman Scott brings Dr. Seuss to District 1 elementary schools this coming Friday
Councilwoman Attica Scott (D-1) will bring the favorite works of a very special author with her to area elementary schools in District 1 when she shares the stories of Dr. Seuss with students on Friday, February 28th.

2/24/2014
Metro Animal Services Celebrates World Spay Day
Animal Services Encourages Pet Owners To Spay/Neuter Their Pets As World Spay Day Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary. $9 Adoption Special for Citizens who Currently have an Altered Pet.

2/22/2014
Clariant Corporation (Louisville South Plant) Title V Operating Permit 27759-14-TV
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue an operating permit to Clariant Corporation (Louisville South Plant) (catalyst manufacturing facility) 4900 Crittenden Drive, in accordance with Regulation 2.16.

2/21/2014
Life-Savers and Patients to Reunite
Life-savers and patients will be reunited at the Louisville EMS annual awards event.

2/20/2014
Southeast Kentucky Chamber Endorses Local Option
The Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce — representing eight counties in the Commonwealth — has voted to endorse local option, which would give citizens the right to vote on investing in the projects important to their communities.

2/20/2014
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.

2/20/2014
Mayor Fischer Launches Instagram Account
Mayor Greg Fischer has officially launched a new social media feed, this one on Instagram. He and his staff will use this photo- and smartphone-based social media app to highlight metro services and departments, as well as share slice-of-life moments that he and his staff witness as they work throughout the city.

2/19/2014
Next “Ask Attica” is set for Tuesday, February 25th at the LMPD 2nd Division Headquarters
Councilwoman Attica Scott (D-1) is inviting residents of District 1 to come out to the next “Ask Attica” Community Conversation on Tuesday, February 25th. “This is our first 'Ask Attica' for 2014 and I want to update everyone in the southwest and western parts of the district on the various programs we have and what is planned for the rest of this year,” says Scott.

2/19/2014
Diageo Announces Restoration of Historic Stitzel-Weller Distillery
Diageo today announced that it plans to invest an initial $2 million to develop the Stitzel-Weller Visitor Center at Louisville’s legendary distillery.

2/19/2014
Fischer Unveils Healthy Louisville 2020
Mayor Greg Fischer and Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt, director of the Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness today unveiled Healthy Louisville 2020, a comprehensive plan to significantly improve the city’s health over the next six years.

2/18/2014
Councilwoman Woolridge to update Standard Avenue Block Club on “Quiet Zone” for Wilson Avenue and Cy
Councilwoman Mary C. Woolridge (D-3) will give a special update on the “Quiet Zone” involving railroad improvements along Wilson Avenue and Cypress Street this coming Friday, February 21st at the next regular meeting of the Standard Avenue Block Club.

2/18/2014
Oldham County Historic, Scenic Land Protected Through Conservation Easement
The donation of a conservation easement in Oldham County will ensure that 167 acres of scenic farmland and woodlands will remain forever protected from development. Dinwiddie Lampton III and Irene D. Lampton are donating the easement to Louisville Metro Government through the Louisville/Jefferson County Environmental Trust.

2/18/2014
Board of Water Works Approves Interlocal Agreement with MSD
The Board of Water Works approved the Due Diligence Analysis Report regarding Louisville Water and MSD and an Interlocal Agreement between the Board and MSD.

2/18/2014
Citizens Can Talk With Mayor Fischer April 7
Citizens will have a chance to meet and talk directly with Mayor Greg Fischer Monday, April 7, 6 p.m. at Valley High School, 10200 Dixie Highway

2/14/2014
Print Fulfillment Services LLC. FEDOOP Permit 27871-14-F
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a FEDOOP operating permit to Print Fulfillment Services LLC. (printing company), 2929 Magazine Street, in accordance with Regulation 2.17.

2/14/2014
ElderServe Moves to Nucleus Building
ElderServe, one of Louisville’s largest non-profit organizations that provides critical services to vulnerable seniors, today announced that the organization will move its offices to the Atria Support Center at Nucleus Innovation Park later this year. Also announced today was the launch of the organization’s “ElderServe – At the Nucleus of Aging” fundraising campaign.

2/14/2014
Band Lineup Announced for 2014 Forest Fest at Jefferson Memorial Forest
Grammy-nominated bluegrass artist Noam Pikelny is slated to headline the Forest Fest Bluegrass Festival on May 17 at Jefferson Memorial Forest.

2/14/2014
Local Option Bill Filed in House With Bipartisan Sponsors
Seventeen members of the Kentucky House of Representatives today filed a bill to give Kentucky citizens the right to vote on investing in local projects important to their communities.

2/14/2014
Councilwoman Flood asks the Community to remember those who serve our country far from home
They continue to serve in some of the most remote areas around the world. They also are the first line of America’s defense to respond and prevent terrorism. They are the reason why a special emphasis is on this year’s “Doing Our part from the Heart” Campaign to remember service men and women on Valentine’s Day.

2/12/2014
Community Investment Commission Proposed
A group of 18 citizens and elected officials would be responsible for helping propose which capital projects could be put to voters in a citywide referendum and funded with a temporary one percent sales tax, under a proposal announced today.

2/12/2014
Proposed Agreed Board Order with BAE Systems Land and Armaments, L.P.
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control Board will hold a public hearing on February 19, 2014, on a proposed Agreed Board Order with BAE Systems Land and Armaments, L.P. BAE is alleged to have violated District Regulations 1.05 (Compliance with Emissions Standards and Maintenance Requirements) and 2.03 (Authorization to Construct or Operate; Demolition/Renovation Notices and Permit Requirements) at the facility located on Rochester Drive in Jefferson County, Kentucky.

2/12/2014
Bill Filed Would Give Citizens Right to Vote on Local Option
Kentucky citizens would have the right to vote on investing in local projects important to their communities under a bill filed this week in the state legislature. Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) filed SB135, known as the Local Option, that would allow Kentucky voters to decide if they want to amend the state constitution to allow for a local option sales tax of up to 1 percent.

2/11/2014
Metro Animal Services Rabies, License and Microchip Clinic License Amnesty
Rabies, License and Microchip Clinic License Amnesty

2/11/2014
National Grant Will Provide More Training for Manufacturing Jobs
More training will be available for individuals looking to land manufacturing jobs thanks to a $150,000 Social Innovation Fund Grant from the National Fund for Workforce Solutions. The training classes, held at The Kentucky Manufacturing Career Center (KMCC), are free and help prepare men and women for entry-level jobs with local manufacturers.

2/11/2014
Councilwoman Scott puts out an open call to all artists to attend a P.A.I.N.T. workshop on Saturday,
Councilwoman Attica Scott is putting out the call to all local artists who are interested in helping create public art in two areas of Metro Louisville. If they are interested, there is an important workshop coming up to help them get involved.

2/11/2014
Councilman James opens new District 6 Satellite Office to bring easy access to Metro Government
Councilman David James has cut the ribbon on a new satellite office in the Kling Center and is encouraging the residents in District 6 to take advantage of this easier way of bringing Metro Government closer to the people.

2/10/2014
Publicly Owned Real Estate Information Available on New Database
The city, in partnership with OpportunitySpace, has launched an online platform that publishes details about every government-owned parcel of land and building in the Louisville region.

2/10/2014
Bluegrass Poll: Kentuckians Overwhelmingly Favor the Right for Local Option and Local Control
A significant majority of Kentuckians — six of every 10 — favor amending the state constitution to allow them to vote for projects that improve their communities and invest in the future, according to a statewide poll released this week.

2/8/2014
Packaging Unlimited, Inc. FEDOOP Permit 27713-13-F
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a FEDOOP operating permit to Packaging Unlimited, Inc. (flexographic printing operation), 1121 West Kentucky Street, in accordance with Regulation 2.17.

2/8/2014
Leihgh Cement Company LLC FEDOOP Permit 27715-13-F
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a FEDOOP operating permit to Lehigh Cement Company LLC. (bulk cement transfer/storage facility), 3121 South Floyd St in accordance with Regulation 2.17.

2/7/2014
Ice Covered Tree Branches Best Left Alone
In the wake of this week’s storm that left many tree branches coated with ice, Louisville Metro Arborist Mark White said residents should resist the urge to try to remove the ice. He urged instead, that we let nature take its course.

2/7/2014
Ad Hoc Committee on Vacant Properties goes out into the community to learn more about groups working
The Metro Council’s Ad Hoc Committee on Vacant Properties is once again going out into the community to hear from groups and organizations working on the issue of vacant properties in Metro Louisville. At its next meeting on Tuesday, February 11th at 3:00pm at the Catholic Enrichment Center, 3146 W Broadway

2/7/2014
Moving Forward with One Water Concept
Louisville Water Company and MSD begin to combine certain work functions.

2/7/2014
Louisville Water and MSD to Share Resources
Louisville Water Company and the Metropolitan Sewer District will immediately begin to share some services and employees to produce cost savings for customers, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.

2/6/2014
City Office of Management & Budget Receives National Award
Louisville Metro’s Office of Management & Budget (OMB) has received an award for the annual spending plan the office prepares for city government.

2/6/2014
Councilwoman Hamilton hosts “The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross” Series during February and
In honor of Black History Month, Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D-5) is partnering with the group “Getting All People” (GAP) for a special documentary presentation over three Friday nights in February and March. District 5 residents will have the opportunity to watch and discuss: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross.

2/5/2014
Valentine Hikes at Jefferson Memorial Forest
Romantic Valentine evenings await on February 14 and 15 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.

2/5/2014
Riehm Award Call for Nominations
The 2014 recipient of the Joan Riehm Memorial Environmental Leadership Award will be announced on or around Earth Day, April 22, 2014. Joan dedicated much of her professional life to making Louisville a better place to live and work. She worked primarily in the public sector, for the city of Louisville, the state of Kentucky and for Louisville Metro, helping create the newly merged city and county.

2/4/2014
Neighborhood Place Partners Offer Free Tax Preparation and Other Events in February
Neighborhood Place locations in Louisville will offer free tax preparation, two Black History Month celebrations, two communications conversations centered around teen dating violence and education, and several other valuable workshops in February.

2/4/2014
Councilwoman Scott invites Parkland and Chickasaw Residents to learn what’s next with P.A.I.N.T
Councilwoman Attica Scott (D-1) and the Center for Neighborhoods will host a special meeting for residents in the Chickasaw and Parkland Neighborhoods to announce three new public art projects.

2/4/2014
Niblock Hired to Help with Detroit Revitalization
Louisville's Chief Information Officer, Beth Niblock, has been hired by the city of Detroit to be its chief information officer and to help implement digital strategy as that city works to remake and revitalize itself.

2/4/2014
Councilman Blackwell kicks off a new year of District 12 Dialogues with Brightside on February 18th
Councilman Rick Blackwell invites residents to the first District 12 Dialogue of 2014 featuring his special guest Gina O’Brien of Brightside. The February District 12 Dialogue will be held on February 18th at Ridgewood Baptist Church, 6209 Greenwood Road at 7:00 pm.

2/3/2014
Free Tax Preparation Can Help Filers Claim Federal Tax Credit
Free tax services are available again this tax season to qualified Louisvillians – which can help increase the number of residents who qualify for the valuable federal tax credit known as the Earned Income Tax Credit.

2/1/2014
Clariant Corporation (Louisville West Plant) Title V Construction Permit F-14-1002
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a construction permit to Clariant Corporation (Louisville West Plant) (catalyst manufacturing facility) 1227 S. 12th St., in accordance with Regulation 2.03 for a new replacement mixer.

2/1/2014
Recast Energy Louisville LLC Title V Construction Permit 32409-11-C(R4)
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a construction permit to Recast Energy Louisville, LLC (steam supply plant), 4014 Bells Lane, in accordance with Regulation 2.03.

2/1/2014
Clariant Corporation (Louisville West Plant) Title V Construction Permit F-13-1011-C
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a construction permit to Clariant Corporation (Louisville West Plant) (catalyst manufacturing facility) 1227 S. 12th St., in accordance with Regulation 2.03 for a new replacement drum dumper, baghouse, and HEPA filter.

1/31/2014
Free Stop Smoking Classes Offered
The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness and its community partners offer free stop smoking classes using the Cooper/Clayton method.

1/31/2014
Miller Oil Company FEDOOP Permit 318-03-F(R1)
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a FEDOOP operating permit to Miller Oil Company Inc., 4504 Bells Lane, in accordance with Regulation 2.17.

1/31/2014
FREE VITA Tax Preparation Services
Ward-Pugh and LABC offer FREE tax preparation on Fridays in District 9

1/31/2014
Public Health and Wellness to Offer Free HIV Testing at Six Community Sites
The Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will offer free HIV testing at six community sites in observance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, which is February 7. Free testing will be offered through Monday, February 13, 2014 at select locations and times.

1/31/2014
Councilwoman Butler Appointed to National League of Cities Community and Economic Development Steeri
Councilwoman Marianne Butler (D-15) has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2014 Community and Economic Development Steering Committee.

1/30/2014
Louisville EMS Earns Rare National Accreditation
Louisville Metro’s EMS has received national accreditation – one of just a handful of large-city EMS operations to earn the distinction.

1/30/2014
Louisville Metro EMS Earns National Accreditation
Louisville Metro’s EMS has received national accreditation – one of just a handful of large-city EMS operations to earn the distinction. The accreditation for Metro Emergency Medical Services comes from the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS) which reviewed and rated the agency on more than 100 service elements including its fiscal management, human resources, clinical standards, equipment and communications and its working relationship with other agencies.

1/30/2014
Superior Solvents and Chemicals FEDOOP Permit 380-03-F(R1)
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a FEDOOP operating permit to Superior Solvents and Chemicals, 4211 Bramers Lane, in accordance with Regulation 2.17.

1/30/2014
Ford Invests $80 Million, Creates 350 Jobs in Louisville
Ford Motor Company, the industry’s truck leader, will add 350 new jobs and make an $80 million investment to the Kentucky Truck Plant to meet the high demand for F-Series Super Duty trucks.

1/30/2014
Metro Animal Services Offers License Amnesty
License your pet today and pay no late fees!

1/28/2014
Mayor Sets Goal of 2,000 Summer Jobs for Youth
Mayor Greg Fischer today challenged businesses and organizations to put 2,000 youth in jobs this summer by supporting his SummerWorks program. The program, recognized as one of the nation’s best summer jobs program last week by the U.S. Conference of Mayors, provided jobs and training for 1,500 youth last summer.

1/28/2014
President Jim King announces Metro Council work groups to focus on Annexation and LIFT
Council President Jim King (D-10) has announced the formation of two Metro Council work groups that will focus attention on two issues that are at the forefront of discussion involving Metro Louisville: Annexation and LIFT.

1/28/2014
G&K Services FEDOOP Permit 33453-13-F
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a FEDOOP operating permit to G&K Services (industrial laundry Service), 1200 Maple Street, in accordance with Regulation 2.17.

1/24/2014
GE Appliances and Lighting Title V Construction Permit TV-14-1001
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a construction permit to GE Appliances & Lighting, 4000 Buechel Bank Road, in accordance with Regulation 2.03 for dry grit blaster on high efficiency water heater line.

1/24/2014
Councilwoman Welch sponsors Mammography Van and Women’s Health Fair to offer screenings and health
Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch is encouraging women all over District 13 to make a very special effort on Valentine’s Day to do something for themselves and their loved ones by taking part in the District 13 Women’s Health Fair on February 14th.

1/24/2014
Gelato Producer Receives Approval of First Agribusiness Loan
Gelato Gilberto received approval of a $65,060 Louisville Agribusiness Loan, to expand their business with a wholesale component. The loan fund was created through a partnership with the state through the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund and a match from the city.

1/24/2014
Nine Small Businesses Receive Loans from City Community Services and Revitalization
Loans totaling nearly $90,000 have been awarded to nine small businesses to help them expand and create new jobs. The loans are part of a new program to support microbusinesses – those with five or fewer employees – created by the Louisville Metro Department of Community Services and Revitalization (CSR).

1/24/2014
Councilwoman Welch to join volunteers to help victims of domestic violence with “Shop and Share”
Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13) will join volunteers in a very special effort on Saturday, February 1st when “Shop and Share” gets underway across the Commonwealth of Kentucky to help the victims of domestic violence.

1/23/2014
V.I.T.A. is open for business at Sun Valley Community Center
The weather has not slowed down the official beginning of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program which begins another year of operation this week at the Sun Valley Community Center to help low income families in Metro Louisville.

1/23/2014
Louisville Metro RSVP Helps Homebound Seniors Prepare for Disaster as part of MLK Week of Service
During this year’s “MLK Week of Service”, January 21-24, over 100 Louisville Metro RSVP volunteers who pack and deliver midday meals for homebound seniors will also include disaster preparedness pamphlets. RSVP chose this project to honor the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and his inclusion concern for all.

1/23/2014
Mayor's Summer Jobs Program Earns National Award
Mayor Greg Fischer’s SummerWorks program – which landed jobs and training for 1,500 youth last summer – received a top award today from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. The program, which Fischer started in 2011, won first place in the first annual National Summer Youth Jobs Challenge.

1/23/2014
Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton to serve on Louisville Arena Authority Board
Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D-5) has been appointed by Metro Council President Jim King to fill the Council’s designated ex officio position on the Board of the Louisville Arena Authority. She will serve on the Board during calendar year 2014.

1/23/2014
Ward-Pugh Proposes Traffic Circles on Nanz Ave
Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh proposes traffic circles on Nanz Avenue for safety and sustainability

1/22/2014
Metro Councilman Ken Fleming to leave Metro Council at end of term
Louisville Metro Councilman Ken Fleming (District 7) announced today that he would conclude his service on the Metro Council at the end of his current term and will not seek election in 2014. The following is a statement from Councilman Ken Fleming.

1/22/2014
OConnell creates specialized juvenile domestic violence unit
Mike O’Connell creates specialized juvenile domestic violence unit

1/21/2014
City Launches "1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Challenge"
The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Challenge is a new Library program – sponsored by the Library Foundation and the Community Foundation of Louisville – that encourages all families and caregivers to read at least 1,000 books with their young children before they enter kindergarten.

1/21/2014
The first 2014 District 12 “Coffee with your Councilman” set for Saturday, February 8th
Councilman Rick Blackwell announces the first “Coffee with your Councilman” for 2014 is set for Saturday, February 8th. The event is a chance for residents to meet with their Councilman.

1/18/2014
Zero Detections of MCHM in Louisville Drinking Water
Louisville Water Company is managing the trace amounts of the MCHM chemical in the Ohio River.

1/17/2014
Councilman Owen begins a new year of “Talk with Tom” events on Saturday, January 25th
Councilman Tom Owen is inviting District 8 residents to begin the new year at his first “Talk with Tom” on Saturday, January 25th at Heine Brothers Coffee, 3600 Bardstown Road at the Gardiner Lane Shopping Center from 9:00am until 11:00am.

1/17/2014
Ford Kentucky Truck Plant Title V PSD Construction Permit TV-13-1016
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a PSD Construction Permit to Ford Motor Company - Kentucky Truck Plant, 3001 Chamberlain Lane, in accordance with Regulations 2.03 and 2.05.

1/17/2014
Update on Louisville Water Treatment Strategy for the Elk River Spill
The plume of the chemical MCHM began moving through the Ohio River in Louisville early this morning and poses no health concern for Louisville Water customers.

1/17/2014
TARC Bus Arrivals Available on Google Maps
TARC real-time bus arrival information for all stops is now available online through Google Maps and TARC's own trip planner, making public transit an easier and more efficient travel option.

1/17/2014
Air Pollution Control District Reorganized to Make it More Effective, Mayor Announces
Following a top-to-bottom review that revealed major flaws in the management and operations of the Louisville Air Pollution Control District, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today he is making sweeping changes at the agency responsible for keeping the city’s air clean.

1/16/2014
Councilwoman Hamilton releases statement of Wednesday’s U.S. Court of Appeals ruling on Kentucky’s L
Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D-5) has issued the following statement regarding the action by the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati to overturn U.S. District Judge John Heyburn’s 2012 ruling that stated Kentucky’s laws regarding the regulation of alcohol sales were unconstitutional.

1/16/2014
Louisville Drinking Water is Safe
Louisville Water Handles the MCHM contaminant with Advanced Treatment

1/16/2014
Get Financially Fit in 2014
Free help is available for citizens pledging to save more money or get out of debt in the new year. The Financial Empowerment Services Center, a partnership between Louisville Metro Government and local non-profits, provides free, professional financial and legal counseling for Louisvillians city-wide.

1/16/2014
Mayor: LIFT Would “Turbo-Charge” Economic Growth
Calling it “a way for us to experience a renaissance in our community and maximize the wonderful momentum we now have,” Mayor Greg Fischer today used his annual State of the City address to urge citizen involvement in lobbying for LIFT – a constitutional amendment that would allow local voters to invest in specific, short-term projects.

1/16/2014
Councilwoman Scott and Kentucky Jobs with Justice to host Tweetchat on “Ban the Box” ordinance
Councilwoman Attica Scott (D-1) will join Kentucky Jobs with Justice in a special social media event to answer questions and discuss the “Ban the Box” ordinance which is pending before the Metro Council’s Labor and Economic Development Committee. The Tweetchat for “Ban the Box” will be held on Wednesday, January 22nd beginning at 8:00pm.

1/15/2014
President King names 2014 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 2014.

1/15/2014
Louisville Water Update on West Virginia Chemical Spill
Louisville Water will not see any changes in the quality of their drinking water.

1/14/2014
Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch appointed Chair of the National League of Cities Human Development S
Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13) has been appointed 2014 Chair of the National League of Cities Human Development Steering Committee.“I am honored to receive this appointment and look forward to working with other city leaders across our nation on issues that are so important to our citizens,” said Welch.

1/14/2014
Council Members Ken Fleming and Tina Ward-Pugh Announce Hubbards Lane Project Public Meeting
Metro Council members Ken Fleming (District 7) and Tina Ward-Pugh (District 9) announce an upcoming public meeting for the Hubbards Lane Widening Project on January 29th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Trinity High School Auditorium (4011 Shelbyville Road.)

1/14/2014
Hubbards Lane Project Public Meeting
Council Members Ken Fleming and Tina Ward-Pugh Announce Hubbards Lane Project Public Meeting

1/14/2014
City Selected to Participate in Leadership STAR Community Program
With the goal of becoming nationally certified as a sustainable community, Louisville has been selected to be mentored through the non-profit, Sustainability Tools for Assessing & Rating (STAR) Communities, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.

1/13/2014
West Virginia Chemical Spill Not a Concern for Louisville Water Customers
Louisville Water Company is prepared to handle the chemical that impacted drinking water in West Virginia.

1/13/2014
Louisville to Host "Bourbon Affair" in May
Mayor Greg Fischer and the Kentucky Distillers’ Association today announced that the Derby City will host an exclusive four-day Bourbon showcase to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Congress declaring Bourbon “America’s only native spirit.”

1/13/2014
City Launches Automatic Reminders of Junk Pickup Dates
Mayor Greg Fischer today announced that residents of the Urban Services District of Louisville (the pre-merger City of Louisville boundaries) can sign up to receive automatic advance reminders via text or email of when it is time to set out bulk waste for junk pickup collection. Junk pickup service provided by the Solid Waste Management Division of Metro Public Works collects bulk waste items like tires, appliances and tree stumps set out by residents at their regular curbside trash collection points.

1/13/2014
Mayor to Present Freedom Award to Suzy Post
Mayor Greg Fischer today announced that long-time social justice advocate Suzy Post is the 2014 recipient of Louisville Metro’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Award. Post led the Kentucky Civil Liberties Union and local Human Relations Commission and is the last surviving plaintiff of the lawsuit that forced the city’s public schools to desegregate in the 1970s.

1/11/2014
Metro Animal Services Investigates Case Of Animal Abuse
Animal Services Charges Suspect in Animal Case

1/9/2014
Metro Parks Natural Areas Seeks New Volunteers
Metro Parks’ Natural Areas Division has revamped its volunteer program and is looking for new volunteers in the new year! A variety of volunteer opportunities are available to support stewardship, education and recreation within natural areas across the community, including Jefferson Memorial Forest.

1/9/2014
Metro Council Minority Caucus Elects Councilman Kevin Kramer to a second year as Vice Chair
TheLouisville Metro Council’sMinority Caucus has unanimously re-elected Ken Fleming (District 7) for a secondyearto the position of Caucus Chair.

1/9/2014
Metro Council Republicans Elect Councilmen Kramer & Downard as 2014 Minority Caucus Leadership
During their first Caucus meeting of 2014, the nine Republican members of the Louisville Metro Council’s Minority Caucus unanimously elected Kevin Kramer (District 11) to the position of Caucus Chair. The Metro Council’s Minority Caucus also unanimously elected Councilman Kelly Downard (District 16) as Caucus Vice-Chair.

1/9/2014
Tiffany Smith Appointed PARC Director
Mayor Greg Fischer today named Tiffany Smith as the new director of the Parking Authority of River City, replacing Cathy Duncan, who has been promoted to a role overseeing the city’s facilities and fleet.

1/8/2014
Neighborhood Place Partners Offer Workshops to Get Your Mind and Body Healthy
Neighborhood Place locations across Jefferson County offer free, valuable workshops and services year-round which are open to the community. In January, a variety of activities can help get your mind and body healthy including a series of mediation workshops, two budgeting classes as well as assistance in writing a business plan for entrepreneurs.

1/8/2014
Contest Encourages Students to File Now for College Aid
January is the time for high school students and adults headed to college to cash in on financial aid opportunities. To encourage more students to file, Mayor Greg Fischer announced “Get Cash for College: File, Follow and Facebook,” a contest sponsored by 55,000 Degrees that will award $1,000 in college scholarship money to one Louisville area winner who fills out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and then uses social media to spread the word.

1/8/2014
Metro Arts Center Winter Classes Beginning
The Metro Arts Center offers classes in the fine and applied arts for youth, teens, adults and seniors, and the new schedule of winter classes is underway.

1/7/2014
Mayor Announces Competition for Creative Ideas for Redeveloping Vacant Lots
Mayor Greg Fischer today issued a challenge to citizens — give the city your most creative ideas for redeveloping vacant lots and win $38,000 in prize money to carry out that vision.

1/6/2014
President King reelected by Metro Council to serve fourth term in 2014
By a vote of 23 to 0, Councilman Jim King (D-10) was reelected President of the Louisville Metro Council for an unprecedented fourth straight one year term during its Organizational Session on Monday, January 6th. “I am honored once again to have your support and I look forward to serving,” said King.

1/6/2014
Welch and johnson elected 2014 Democratic Caucus leaders
On Monday, members of the Democratic Caucus selected Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13) to serve as Majority Leader and Caucus Chair for 2014. The Caucus also selected Councilman Dan Johnson (D-21) to serve as Vice-Chair.

1/5/2014
Mayor Fischer, City Leaders Urge Community to be Prepared for Major Winter Storm, Extreme Cold
Mayor Greg Fischer and emergency response officials are urging citizens to be prepared for a major winter storm headed toward Louisville that is likely to bring significant snowfall along with bitterly cold temperatures. “From all indications, this storm will bring sustained cold weather that the city hasn’t seen in many years,” Fischer said. “People should be prepared to protect themselves, their families, friends and neighbors.”

1/5/2014
Information About Extreme Cold Weather
Louisville Water makes special preparations for extreme winter weather as part of its annual winter preparedness plan.

1/3/2014
Councilman James hosts Community Meeting to update residents on test results near Black Leaf
– Councilman David James (D-6) will host an important meeting for those who near or around the closed Black Leaf Chemical site in the Park Hill area who have participated in medical testing connected with the removal of contaminated soil from the area.

1/2/2014
Mayor Provides Annual Report to Citizens
Mayor Greg Fischer today released his annual report to citizens, highlighting the accomplishments of 2013 and looking ahead to 2014.