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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.

8/27/2014
500 Youth Will Benefit From New Right Turn Programs
Five hundred Louisville youth involved in the juvenile justice system have new resources to get back on the right path for completing school, planning for careers, getting training and finding employment with two new programs, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.

8/25/2014
BEAM Committee Releases Assessment of Area Infrastructure
A 51-member committee of the Bluegrass Economic Advancement Movement has released an assessment of the region’s infrastructure, including roadways, waterways, and fiber optic capabilities. The committee found that the 22-county BEAM region needs to make significant investments to shore up economic development efforts, and must target those investments wisely.

8/25/2014
Tax Reform Can Work - Op-Ed - Ken Fleming, Special to The Courier-Journal
Most if not all of us agree that tax reform is needed to increase our standard of living, remain economically competitive, attract and retain talent, and help those dealing with poverty. Tax reform has been debated for years but politicians will act when their political will meets reality.

8/25/2014
Jefferson County Attorney gives green light to Metro Council for increasing minimum wage
The Jefferson County Attorney’s Office has offered a formal opinion that the Metro Council does have the power to increase the minimum wage locally. Earlier this year, several members of the Council asked for the County Attorney’s direction in trying to determine if the Council has the legal power to raise the minimum wage.

8/23/2014
Louisville Water Hydrates Thousands During IRONMAN Louisville
Louisville Water has a critical role in Sunday's 90+ degree weather - providing thousands of gallons of water to the athletes in the IRONMAN Louisville.

8/23/2014
Proposed Title V Construction Permit for Brown-Forman Cooperage
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a construction permit to Brown-Forman Cooperage, 402 MacLean Avenue, in accordance with Regulation 2.03. The 30-day public comment period starts August 24, 2014 and ends on September 23, 2014. 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.

8/20/2014
Mayor Launches One Stop Environmental Data Map
A new online web mapping application that makes it easier for citizens to gather information is now available Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.

8/20/2014
Mayor Requests Review of Alleged Animal Services Incident
The Metro Council’s decision to appoint an ad hoc committee to examine allegations involving a dog at Louisville Metro Animal Services — without first receiving the information that the Animals Services team had offered for weeks to provide them — led Mayor Greg Fischer today to ask the city’s Public Integrity Unit to review the incident.

8/19/2014
LMAS and KHS Offer Back to School Adoption Specials
Louisville Metro Animal Services and Kentucky Humane Society offer adoption discounts with donated supplies

8/19/2014
Vacant Space on Main St. to Become Arts, Performance Space
A vacant block of West Main Street downtown will be turned into a temporary plaza with art, music, movies and craft beer, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.

8/19/2014
Metro Councilman James Peden Announces Highview Fire Department Smoke Detector Sweep
Metro Councilman James Peden (District 23) will participate in a smoke detector sweep of the neighborhood surrounding the streets of Lantana Drive and Pagoda Drive in Highview on Tuesday, August 19 from 6:00 p.m. until dusk. Highview Fire Chief David Goldsmith, Councilman James Peden and other members of the fire service will walk door-to-door in this neighborhood inspecting residents smoke detectors and offering free replacements and batteries.

8/19/2014
President King Establishes Animal Services Ad-Hoc Committee
Metro Council President Jim King (D-10) has announced the establishment of a new Animal Services ad-hoc committee. The committee will be tasked with reviewing reports on thevillevoice.com regarding Louisville Metro Animal Services (LMAS) and their handling of an animal under their control.

8/18/2014
Cultural Pass Drawing Set to Begin
Children who stamped their Cultural Pass at eight or more locations this summer are eligible for a drawing for numerous prizes!

8/18/2014
New Online Mapping System Launched
A new online web mapping application that makes it easier for citizens to gather information is now available Mayor Greg Fischer announced today. The Louisville Environmental and Property Search (LEAPS) consolidates publicly-available environmental data from federal, state and local sources with information about city government-owned properties for sale in one searchable map.

8/18/2014
New Online Mapping System Launched
A new online web mapping application that makes it easier for citizens to gather information is now available Mayor Greg Fischer announced today. The Louisville Environmental and Property Search (LEAPS) consolidates publicly-available environmental data from federal, state and local sources with information about city government-owned properties for sale in one searchable map.

8/15/2014
Councilmen Blackwell and Yates to host the Back to School Bash for Southwest students and their fami
To usher in the beginning of another school year, Councilmen Rick Blackwell (D-12) and David Yates (D-25) will host the Back to School Bash on Friday, August 22nd from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Southwest YMCA.

8/15/2014
Public Health and Wellness Offers Free Stop Smoking Classes
The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness and its community partners offer free stop smoking classes 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 for the first five weeks of the program.

8/15/2014
Councilwoman Scott invites Parkland Community to Town Hall meeting to talk about the future
The questions have been asked. The information has been compiled. Now it is time for those who live in the Parkland Community to review answers to a recent survey on how to move forward into the future. Councilwoman Attica Scott (D-1) invites residents of Parkland to a Town Hall Meeting session set for next Tuesday, August 19th to discuss the findings of a recent Neighborhood Assessment Project (NAP) survey.

8/14/2014
Mayor’s Hike, Bike & Paddle Returns Labor Day
Mayor’s Hike, Bike & Paddle Returns Labor Day

8/14/2014
Metro Animal Services Rabies, License and Microchip Clinic
Rabies, License and Microchip Clinic

8/14/2014
Councilman David James announces “Movie Night in Victory Park” this Saturday August 16th
Councilman David James (D-6) has a special announcement for a free summer event for everyone with “Movie Night in Victory Park” this coming Saturday, August 16th

8/14/2014
WorldFest Offers Four Days of International Food, Music, Culture on Labor Day Weekend
WorldFest Offers Four Days of International Food, Music, Culture on Labor Day Weekend

8/13/2014
Proposed FEDOOP Operating Permit for WireCrafters LLC
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a FEDOOP operating permit to WireCrafters LLC, 6208 Strawberry Lane in accordance with Regulation 2.17. The 30-day public comment period starts August 14, 2014 and ends on September 13, 2014. 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.

8/13/2014
Refunding of Bonds Saves Louisville Water Millions
Refunding of a 2006 bond issue will save the company over $6 million.

8/12/2014
Councilman Blackwell invites Forward Louisville and PRP Fire Department to be guests at August’s Dis
Councilman Rick Blackwell is inviting residents to the next District 12 Dialogue to learn more about how Metro Louisville is improving the local economy through a new effort called Louisville Forward.

8/12/2014
Proposed FEDOOP Operating Permit for Paragon Door Designs
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a FEDOOP operating permit to Paragon Door Designs, 7845 National Turnpike in accordance with Regulation 2.17. The 30-day public comment period starts August 13, 2014 and ends on September 12, 2014. 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.

8/12/2014
Bank On Louisville Celebrates Fourth Anniversary
Mayor Greg Fischer will join local banks and credit unions, and other community partners to celebrate the successful fourth year of Bank On Louisville, an initiative that helps low-to-moderate income families and individuals achieve financial stability and success. The event will take place on Aug. 13 between 10 – 11:30 a.m. at Metro United Way’s Community Room at 334 E. Broadway, 2nd Floor.

8/12/2014
Proposed FEDOOP Operating Permit for American Bluegrass Marble
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a FEDOOP operating permit to American Bluegrass Marble Company, 1510 Algonquin Parkway in accordance with Regulation 2.17. The 30-day public comment period starts August 13, 2014 and ends on September 12, 2014. 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.

8/12/2014
Integrity HR Opens New Facility in Louisville
Integrity HR, a national human resources firm, will relocate to east Louisville and create up to 20 new jobs, mayor Greg Fischer announced today.

8/11/2014
Special Meeting of the Metro Revenue Commission
A special meeting of the Commissioners of the Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Revenue Commission will be held on Tuesday, August 12, 2014.

8/11/2014
Councilwoman Shanklin invites the community to come out and enjoy Newburg Community Days
This coming weekend, the people of Newburg will continue a tradition begun more than 50 years ago by designating a weekend in August to be a special homecoming for unity and pride in one of Louisville’s well established neighborhoods. This weekend “Newburg Community Days” will get underway on Friday, August 15th, Saturday, August 16th and Sunday, August 17th.

8/9/2014
Proposed Title V Operating Permit and Construction Permits for Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc.
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue an operating permit to Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. (resin manufacturing plant), 6200 Camp Ground Road, in accordance with Regulation 2.16. The 30-day public comment period starts August 10, 2014 and ends on September 9, 2014. 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. The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue one new construction permit and revise four construction permits for Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. (resin manufacturing plant), 6200 Camp Ground Road, in accordance with Regulation 2.03. Permit 28262-13-C is being issued to construct and operate a recuperative thermal oxidizer in order to comply with District toxic regulations. Permit 221-99-C is being revised to change the oxidizer operating parameters. Permit 66-09-C is being revised to adjust the TAC control requirements. Permit 54-02-C is being revised to change the oxidizer operating parameters. Permit 37374-13-C is being revised to change the TAC emission limits. The 30-day public comment period starts August 10, 2014 and ends on September 9, 2014. 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.

8/9/2014
Proposed FEDOOP Operating Permit for Southern Standard Cartons, Inc.
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a FEDOOP operating permit to Southern Standard Cartons, Inc. (Lithography Printing Operation), 2415 Plantside Drive in accordance with Regulation 2.17. The 30-day public comment period starts August 09, 2014 and ends on September 09, 2014. 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.

8/8/2014
Councilwoman Woolridge to join Park DuValle Community Health Center for Annual Community Health Fair
With the beginning of a new school year, families in the community have a chance to get their children checked out and learn ways they can begin a healthier lifestyle from a trusted group of health professionals. The Park DuValle Community Health Center will once again hold its Annual Community Health Fair on Saturday, August 16th.

8/7/2014
Basketball Great Robbie Valentine Hosts Free Sports Leadership Camp for Youth
Local basketball legend Robbie Valentine will host a free Sports Leadership Camp for youth, 10am to Noon, August 11 at the Portland Community Center, 640 N. 27th Street.

8/7/2014
Metro Council presents Jefferson County Legislative Delegation with resolution in support of restori
As a way of encouraging the Kentucky General Assembly to move forward on the issue, members of the Louisville Metro Council have formally presented Jefferson County’s Legislative Delegation with a signed copy of a Council resolution which calls for a statewide vote on the restoration of voting rights for those who have served their time.

8/6/2014
Studio 2000 Art Exhibit and Sale Features Young Artists
An eight-week youth visual art ‘learn and earn’ program, Studio 2000, concludes with an art sale and exhibit from 4pm to 8pm, August 8 at the Shawnee Arts & Cultural Center, 607 S. 37th Street.

8/6/2014
iHealth Solutions Moving its Headquarters to Louisville
iHealth Solutions LLC is moving its headquarters and main operations from Virginia to downtown Louisville, solidifying the city’s global reputation as a powerhouse for companies involved in health and business services.

8/6/2014
Challenger Conference to Louisville Aug 11-14
Councilwomen Ward-Pugh and Bryant Hamilton welcomes 40 Challenger Centers for Space Science Education to Louisville for conference

8/6/2014
“Despicable Me2” is the next Movies Under the Stars at Iroquois Amphitheater on Saturday, August 9th
Can a former super villain prove he is now a nice guy, save the world and find true love with the right girl for a happy ever after ending? The answers to those questions can be found in “Despicable Me2” which is the next Movies Under the Stars film at Iroquois Amphitheater on Saturday, August 9th at 8:00pm.

8/6/2014
Public Health and Wellness Reminds Public Not to Handle or Touch Bats
Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness is reminding people to never touch or handle bats. Bats are a major carrier of rabies, a fatal disease.

8/5/2014
Louisville Metro Surplus Vehicle Auction

8/4/2014
Councilman James and 1st Gethsemane Center for Family Development announce the 2014 Health Fair and
The start of another school year is just around the corner and once again Councilman David James (D-6) is teaming up with the 1st Gethsemane Center for Family Development to sponsor the 2014 Health Fair and Back to School Supplies Giveaway for needy families in the community.

8/4/2014
Mayor Signs Resolution Asking General Assembly to Restore Voting Rights
Saying that people who have served their time for felony criminal offenses deserve the right to be full citizens again, Mayor Greg Fischer today signed a resolution urging the state legislature to restore voting rights for felons.

8/4/2014
New Art Exhibit Features Three Local Artists at Metro Hall
From vivid images taken from Greek mythology to richly colored thoroughbred horses to paintings of Louisville street scenes that capture the personality of the city, three artists use their creations as a gateway to exploring more complicated issues in a new exhibit at Louisville’s historic Metro Hall.

8/4/2014
National Night Out on Tues, Aug 5
Council members Owen and Ward-Pugh encourage residents to join Fifth Division LMPD officers for National Night Out

8/4/2014
Air Quality Alert for Monday, August 4 and Tuesday, August 5
An Air Quality Alert has been called for the Louisville metropolitan area for Monday, August 4 and Tuesday, August 5 2014. The Air Quality Index (AQI) is expected to be in the Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups range. The AQI is expected to reach 105 for ozone both days.

8/1/2014
“Monsters University” is the next District 5 Friday Night Outdoor Family Film Festival on August 1st
Spend this Friday night watching how monsters become monsters and have some laughter along the way.“Monsters University” is the next District 5 “Friday Night Outdoor Family Film Festival” feature this Friday night at August 1st.

8/1/2014
Councilman David James invites everyone to come out and enjoy Victory Park Day
Councilman David James (D-6) is issuing an invitation to those living in Victory Park to come out and enjoy a day of fun, music and food as a way of coming together as a neighborhood.

8/1/2014
Iroquois Park Northern Overlook Restoration Design Presentation– August 19
Louisville Metro Parks will present a design recommendation for the Northern Overlook in Iroquois Park. The public meeting will be held August 19, 2014 at the Iroquois Amphitheater from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

8/1/2014
Councilwoman Hamilton to attend special performance of Youth Performing Arts Summer Camp
Summer camp is a place where many kids get the chance to have fun while learning about nature, science or sports. This year, one summer camp offered about 50 low income students the opportunity to do something they have never had the chance to do: enhance artistic skills. Tonight, Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D-5) will have a front row seat at the Youth Performing Arts Showcase, a special performance of the Youth Performing Arts Summer Camp which concludes a two week education effort in the arts.

8/1/2014
Kindergarten Countdown Fair is August 5
Hundreds of 5-year-olds are expected to swarm Louisville Slugger Field the evening of August 5 for the annual Kindergarten Countdown Fair – the main event of the city’s yearly initiative to help prepare students entering school for the first time.

7/31/2014
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 12 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, Jefferson County Clerk’s Office, Louisville Metro Police Department 8th Division, Metro Call and Metro Safe.

7/31/2014
Dr. Adia Winfrey, Founder of H.Y.P.E., Visits Louisville
Nationally-recognized founder of H.Y.P.E., Dr. Adia Winfrey, will be in Louisville to share her experiences on how hip hop music empowers young people and discuss her bold, new approach to reach teen clients. H.Y.P.E. -- Healing Young People thru Empowerment -- integrates hip hop culture and psychological theories into a program designed to educate and inspire youth, exposing them to conflict management, violence prevention, strategies for handling peer pressure and other life skills.

7/31/2014
Metro Parks and Recreation Fall Athletic Leagues Registration Now Underway
Metro Parks has begun accepting team registrations for fall athletic leagues – softball, kickball and flag football. Games begin the week of September 2. Participants must be 18 or older. Registration deadline is August 25, or until leagues are filled.

7/31/2014
Councilman James encourages public to attend safety improvement meetings for South Fourth St.
Metro Public Works is preparing traffic changes to one section of South 4th Street and those who live, work and travel along that area will have a chance understand and comment on what is being proposed at two informational meetings the first week of August.

7/31/2014
Metro Animal Services Rabies, License and Microchip Clinic
Rabies, License and Microchip Clinic

7/31/2014
Metro Councilman Kevin Kramer to Host District 11 Town Hall Meeting
Metro Councilman Kevin Kramer (District 11) will hold a Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, August 16 at 6:30 p.m. at McMahan Fire Station (4318 Taylorsville Rd).

7/31/2014
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 third 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.)

7/31/2014
Louisville Water Receives Top Credit Ratings
Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s gives Louisville Water top credit ratings.

7/29/2014
Crosswalk Design Contest
Vision Louisville announces City's first crosswalk art contest! Four crosswalks are to be painted with the winning designs. Entries must be submitted no later than August 22. A full list of design information is available at www.visionlouisville.com

7/29/2014
Councilwoman Hamilton encourages the community to participate in “A Coming Together Against Youth Su
Council woman Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D-5), along with The Shawnee Youth Advocates and the Shawnee Neighborhood Transformation Youth Coalition, invites citizens and their families to “A Coming Together Against Youth Substance Use/Abuse Town Hall Meeting on Monday, August 4th.

7/29/2014
Newburg Tennis Association to honor Councilwoman Shanklin at closing summer clinic ceremony at Peter
For the last 15 years, the Newburg Tennis Association has held summer clinics as a way of encouraging young people and adults to use this form of sports as an outlet to expend energy in a positive way. When the NTA wraps up this year’s clinic Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin will be on hand to speak to those in attendance and hand out medallions and awards to young people.

7/29/2014
Cooper Chapel Road Widening Set to Begin August 4
Public hearing set for July 31 ahead of August 4 start of Cooper Chapel Road widening project.

7/28/2014
Councilwoman Scott praises West Louisville All Stars as they shoot for being Ohio Valley Regional Ch
Another Metro Louisville baseball team is beginning its journey towards a championship title. On Tuesday, the West Louisville All Stars Boys 9 and Under team will be in Jeffersontown for a shot at the Ohio Valley Regional Championship of the Cal Ripken Division of the Babe Ruth League.

7/28/2014
Neighborhood Place Partners Offer Nine Back to School Events, and more...
Neighborhood Place locations in Louisville will offer nine back to school events in late July and early August, three educational baby showers, a 12-week course designed to educate, heal, and inspire today’s youth using Hip Hop music plus much more. To learn more about these services, including reservations requirements and contact info, please refer to the phone numbers listed by each event.

7/28/2014
19 Small Businesses Receive Revolving Loans
Loans totaling nearly $160,000 have been awarded to 19 small businesses to help them expand and create new jobs. The loans are part of a program to support microbusinesses – those with five or fewer employees – created by Louisville Metro Department of Community Services.

7/24/2014
Councilman Ackerson issues statement concerning the 1% Transient Room increase
At the Thursday night meeting of the Louisville Metro Council, Councilman Brent T. Ackerson (D-26) issued the following statement concerning his no vote on the 1% Transient Room Increase

7/24/2014
Metro Council approves resolution in support of restoring voting rights to convicted felons who have
By a vote of 19 to 0, the Louisville Metro Council on Thursday night passed a resolution in support of restoring voting rights to convicted felons in Kentucky once they have served their time.

7/24/2014
GE FirstBuild Microfactory Opens in Louisville
• FirstBuild™ designs, builds and sells home appliances using an online co-creation community and micromanufacturing model to accelerate new product introductions

7/23/2014
Fourth Street along U of L to be Reconfigured
Public meetings set for August 6 and 8 for road resurfacing project that will add bike lanes near University of Louisville along Fourth Street.

7/23/2014
Mayor Announces Increased Focus on Civic Innovation, Other Staff Changes
Mayor Greg Fischer today announced several key personnel changes including a Chief of Civic Innovation, a new general counsel, new department heads for human resources and technology and a new leader for the city’s snow and ice removal team.

7/23/2014
Councilman Johnson encourages everyone to come out and enjoy the 39th Annual Kentucky Music Weekend
The Iroquois Amphitheatre is the place to be this weekend if you want to hear the folk music of Kentucky. Music will fill the air when a great tradition returns to Metro Louisville. The 39th Kentucky Music Weekend will get underway with two days of music and artists from all over the country on Friday July 25th and continue through Saturday July 26th.

7/23/2014
2014 Brightside Bash
Brightside Bash Benefiting Beautification Projects Concert featuring A Lion Named Roar, Dave Moisan, In Lighting and Jenna Dean

7/23/2014
Councilwoman Hamilton announces District 5 Summer S.P.O.T. Clinic set for Saturday, August 2nd
Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton is offering pet owners in District 5 a convenient way to obey the law, be responsible and take care of their pet needs all in one location. She is sponsoring a summer S.P.O.T. Clinic for pet owners on Saturday, August 2nd

7/23/2014
Eight Small Businesses in Shawnee Neighborhood Receive Loans to Expand
Loans totaling $71,000 have been awarded to eight small businesses in Louisville's Shawnee Neighborhood to help them expand. The loans are part of a program to support microbusinesses – those with five or fewer employees – created by the Louisville Metro Department of Community Services.

7/22/2014
Public Works Committee approves franchise agreement contracts for improved internet service in Metro
Following a special meeting, the Metro Council’s Public Works, Bridges and Transportation Committee has given its approval to three franchise agreement contracts designed to enhance internet service in Metro Louisville.

7/22/2014
Councilman Yates to honor Prairie Village All Star Teams as they advance to the regionals of the Bab
Councilman David Yates (D-25) will be on hand to present special proclamations tonight to teams of Prairie Village Baseball/Softball as many of the league’s young athletes move on to regional play in the Babe Ruth World Series.

7/21/2014
Air Quality Alert for Tuesday, July 22
An Air Quality Alert has been called for the Louisville metropolitan area for Tuesday, July 22, 2014. The Air Quality Index (AQI) is expected to be in the Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups range. The AQI is expected to reach 105 for ozone.

7/18/2014
Proposed Title V Construction Permit for GE Appliances
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a revised construction permit to GE Appliances (appliance manufacturing plant), 4000 Buechel Bank Road, in accordance with Regulation 2.03, for a regrind system. The 30 day public comment period starts July 19, 2014 and ends on August 18, 2014. 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.

7/17/2014
25th Annual Brightside/Coca-Cola Volleyball Classic
25th Annual Brightside/Coca-Cola Volleyball Classic Hundreds of teams volley for a cleaner, greener Louisville during the Brightside/Coca-Cola Volleyball Classic

7/17/2014
15 Metro Parks Pools, Spraygrounds and Playgrounds Post Signs Encouraging Smoke-free Environments fo
Signs reading “Children at Play! Thank You for Not Smoking.” have been posted at five Metro Parks swimming pools and ten playgrounds and spraygrounds.

7/17/2014
Councilman Yates will host “Talk with David” Community Meeting on Tuesday, July 29th
Councilman David Yates will host the next "Talk with David" Community Meeting for residents of District 25 on Tuesday, July 29th beginning at 7:00pm.

7/17/2014
The Next District 12 “Coffee with your Councilman” is set for Saturday, July 26th
District 12 residents know that one Saturday a month they have a chance to talk one on one with Councilman Rick Blackwell. The next “Coffee with your Councilman” is set for Saturday, July 26th.

7/16/2014
Louisville Awarded Prestigious National Endowment for the Arts Grant
National Endowment for the Arts announced that Louisville will receive a $50,000 “Our Town” grant to place artists on project teams inside of corporations. The Louisville initiative, referred to as “The Accelerator”, is designed to make Louisville businesses more dynamic and profitable. The initiative was created through a collaboration between IDEAS 40203 and its sister organization, Brooklyn-based, Residency Unlimited.

7/16/2014
EMS, Suburban Fire Resume Talks on Emergency Response
Leaders of the city’s EMS and Suburban Fire districts have agreed to resume discussions over how to best respond to medical emergencies across Louisville Metro, Mayor Greg Fischer announced this afternoon.

7/16/2014
Outdoor Fun and Adventure Offered by Metro Parks at West Louisville Appreciation Festival
Nature-based adventure will be on tap at this year’s West Louisville Appreciation Days in Shawnee Park, when Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation’s Natural Areas Division and its partners, including the National Park Service and Outdoor Afro, Louisville offer all sorts of outdoor fun, Saturday, July 26, from 1 pm to 5 pm. Activities include archery, fishing demonstrations, canoeing on the Ohio River, a climbing wall, a bicycle pump track and bicycle safety tips, volunteer-led nature hikes, and more!

7/15/2014
Public Works to Sell Compost Bins and Rain Barrels

7/15/2014
Proposed Title V Construction Permit for Nuplex Resins LLC
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a construction permit to Nuplex Resins LLC, 4730 Crittenden Drive, in accordance with Regulation 2.03 for a natural gas fired boiler. The 30-day public comment period starts on July 17, 2014 and ends on August 18, 2014. 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.

7/15/2014
Hamilton announces next meeting of District 5 Neighborhood Advisory Committee set for Monday, July 2
Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton is inviting residents to the next monthly meeting of the District 5 Neighborhood Advisory Committee on Monday, July 21st.

7/15/2014
Councilwoman Hamilton invites the community to meet local authors for Reading and book Signing on Ju
Two local books, by two different sets of authors, are creating a buzz around Metro Louisville detailing the history of one neighborhood and the life experiences of students in West Louisville.Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D-5) and the District 5 Neighborhood Advisory Committee will host a reading and book signing for the authors of “Our Shawnee” and “Recipes & Recollections from the Homes Samuel A. Plato Built” on Sunday July 27th.

7/15/2014
Public Works to Sell Compost Bins and Rain Barrels

7/14/2014
Crescent Hill Reservoir Temporarily Closed
Renovation of the Gatehouse is expected to be complete by mid-September.

7/14/2014
Old Jail Renovation Improves Public Meeting Experience
Mayor Greg Fischer today showed off newly completed renovations to the Old Jail Building Auditorium that have improved the experience of everyone attending the many public meetings there.

7/14/2014
“The Butler” is the next Movies Under the Stars at Iroquois Amphitheater on Saturday, July 19th
“The Butler”, the 2013 American Historical Drama film, is the next feature of the Movies Under the Stars series at the Iroquois Amphitheater on Saturday, July 19st at 8:00pm.

7/11/2014
Councilwoman Hamilton and Councilman Tandy partner with Gheens Science Hall and the Rauch Planetariu
Some 20 students in Metro Louisville will have the chance to venture into space in July with the hope that they might become future scientists or develop a lifelong love of science. Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D-5) is partnering with the Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium to host a week long, full day Space Engineering Camp from July 21st until July 25th for students in grades 7 thru 9.

7/11/2014
Proposed FEDOOP Operating Permit for SportPaint, Inc.
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a FEDOOP operating permit to SportPaint, Inc, 7905 National Turnpike, in accordance with Regulation 2.17. The 30-day public comment period starts July 14, 2014, and ends on August 13, 2014. 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.

7/11/2014
Councilwoman Hamilton announces the return of the District 5 Friday Night Outdoor Family Film Festiv
Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton announces summer fun for the whole family when the District 5 “Friday Night Outdoor Family Film Festival returns on July 25th. This year the Festival has expanded to include four neighborhood parks in the 5th District.

7/11/2014
Proposed Title V Construction Permit for GE Appliances
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a construction permit to GE Appliances (appliance manufacturing plant), 4000 Buechel Bank Road, in accordance with Regulation 2.03, for a metallic powder paint system. The 30-day public comment period starts July 13, 2014 and ends on August 12, 2014. 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.

7/9/2014
Skilled Training Program Reaches Milestone With First Graduating Class
A group of eager workers and learners were honored today in a unique commencement ceremony – the first graduating class of Bridges to Opportunities, a workforce training program created to provide minority and female workers with education and skills for careers in construction.

7/9/2014
New Spirits Company Headquarters Will be Downtown
Adding to the city’s growing international reputation as the premier place to start and grow beverage companies, Mayor Greg Fischer today welcomed the city’s newest spirits business, Rivulet Pecan Liqueur.

7/9/2014
Councilwoman Fowler invites everyone to Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social at Riverside
In years gone by, the ice cream social was one way the community would come together for fun and just enjoy a lazy summer day. The people of Metro Louisville will have that same opportunity to enjoy such a fun event when the 13th Annual Riverside Old Fashion Ice Cream Social returns to the Ohio River on Sunday, July 13th.

7/8/2014
Proposed FEDOOP Operating Permit for Multi Packaging Solutions
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a FEDOOP operating permit to Multi Packaging Solutions (Lithography Printing Operation), 1703 South Brook Street in accordance with Regulation 2.17. The 30-day public comment period starts July 9, 2014 and ends on August 11, 2014. 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.

7/8/2014
Special Groundbreaking highlights beginning of infrastructure improvements to revitalize Oak Street
With the turn of a shovel, the Oak Street Corridor in Old Louisville moves into a new phase of infrastructure improvements designed to rejuvenate the historic area while enhance economic development and residential living. This is a new day in the future of Oak Street,” said Councilman David James (D-6).

7/3/2014
Proposed FEDOOP Operating Permit for Indratech
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a FEDOOP operating permit to Indratech (manufacturer of non-woven textile fiberglass matting), 28010 Constant Comment Place, Louisville, KY 40299 in accordance with Regulation 2.17. The 30-day public comment period starts July 3, 2014 and ends on August 4, 2014. 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.

7/2/2014
Neighborhood Place Partners Offer Free Events in July
Neighborhood Place locations in Louisville will offer two back to school events in July and early August, two educational baby showers, a workshop for individuals needing a second chance bank account plus much more. To learn more about these services, including reservations requirements and contact info, please refer to the phone numbers listed by each event.

7/1/2014
Proposed FEDOOP Operating Permit for Whayne Supply Company
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a FEDOOP operating permit to Whayne Supply Company, 1400 Cecil Avenue, in accordance with Regulation 2.17. The 30-day public comment period starts July 2, 2014 and ends on August 1, 2014. 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.

7/1/2014
Iroquois Park Northern Overlook Restoration Project Public Information Session – July 14
Louisville Metro Parks will offer an orientation/education walking tour as part of the design process for the Northern Overlook Restoration Project.

7/1/2014
Animal Services Encourages Pet Owners To Take Precautions During July 4th Celebrations
Animal Services Encourages Pet Owners To Take Precautions During July 4th Celebrations

6/30/2014
Metro Parks Fourth of July Holiday Family Golf Discount Offer Good July 4 through July 6
Metro Parks and Recreation is offering an affordable family golfing package at its nine golf courses over the Fourth of July weekend, beginning Friday, July 4 and running through Sunday, July 6.

6/30/2014
District 5’s new P.A.I.N.T. Project has an important message about the challenge of the future for y
A new mural in the Chickasaw Neighborhood has an important message for young people in the community. On Monday, Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D-5) joined officials with the Center for Neighborhoods for the dedication of “On the Road to Life – Challenge Your Self” by local artist, Victor Sweatt.

6/29/2014
Councilwoman Scott praises newest additions of public art in the Parkland Community
The Parkland Community officially dedicated two new pieces of public art on Sunday which focuses on the pride and history of the area. The art works are part of the P.A.I.N.T program of the Center for Neighborhoods

6/29/2014
Councilman Yates joins Mayor Fischer in welcoming back Good Ole Jessies Dixie Diner to Dixie Highway
On Friday, the people of southwest Metro Louisville officially welcomed back an establishment known for many years as the place to go to eat good home cooking, enjoy a family atmosphere and friendly conversation. Councilman David Yates (D-25) joined Mayor Greg Fischer, owners Tom and April Whitted and others for the Grand Reopening of Good Ole’ Jessie’s Dixie Diner.

6/28/2014
Proposed Change to Two Conditions in the Title V Operating Permit for Rohm and Haas - Louisville Pla
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to public notice two specific conditions in the renewal operating permit to Rohm and Haas - Louisville Plant (resin and coating manufacturing), 4300 Camp Ground Road, in accordance with Regulation 2.16. The two specific conditions are S4.c. in Emission Units U-KAC-DryPack, page 57 and U-KAC-D-PKG, page 71; and APCD is changing the duration of the Method 9 Opacity Test. The 30-day public comment period starts June 28, 2014 and ends on July 29, 2014. 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.

6/27/2014
Louisville Wins Google Challenge
Mayor Greg Fischer was awarded winner of Google’s Get Your Business Online Challenge, at the US Conference of Mayors Annual Meeting this week. The city was recognized for leading a number of initiatives to help small businesses get online.

6/27/2014
Mayor's SummerWorks Program Produces Jobs for Youth
Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Louisville’s business community has made the Mayor’s SummerWorks program a success for the fourth year by putting more than 2,000 young adults, ages 16-21, in summer jobs. Fischer set a 2,000-job goal for 2014 at the end of last year’s program that put more than 1,500 young adults to work.

6/27/2014
Mayor's SummerWorks Program Produces Jobs for Youth
Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Louisville’s business community has made the Mayor’s SummerWorks program a success for the fourth year by putting more than 2,000 young adults, ages 16-21, in summer jobs.

6/27/2014
Four Businesses Receive Approval of METCO Loans
Four businesses were approved for a total of six loans in the amount of $695,000 by the Louisville Metropolitan Business Development Corporation. These loans will leverage a total investment of $28.6 million to assist four businesses in the food and beverage sectors, make energy efficient, façade and accessibility improvements, and create jobs.

6/26/2014
Mayors Fischer and Gray Announce New BEAM Initiative
At the kickoff of the Global Cities Initiative event in Louisville, Mayor Greg Fischer and Mayor Jim Gray today announced the launch of another BEAM initiative: the first Kentucky Manufacturing Innovation Conference, to be held in October in Lexington.

6/26/2014
Proposed FEDOOP Operating Permit for Rogers Group, Inc.
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a FEDOOP operating permit to Rogers Group, Inc. (limestone processing operation), 13400 Henry Road in accordance with Regulation 2.17. The 30-day public comment period starts June 27, 2014 and ends on July 28, 2014. 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.

6/26/2014
LMAS and KHS $4 Adoption Fees for July 4th!
$4 Adoption Fees for July 4th!

6/25/2014
Proposed FEDOOP Operating Permit for MISA Metal Fabricating
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a FEDOOP operating permit to MISA Metal Fabricating, Inc. (steel processing operation), 7101 International Drive in accordance with Regulation 2.17. The 30-day public comment period starts June 26, 2014 and ends on July 28, 2014. 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.

6/25/2014
2014 Riverview Park Independence Festival in Southwest Louisville
2014 Riverview Park Independence Festival set for this weekend on the Ohio River Free event begins at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 28th

6/25/2014
Louisville Awarded ArtPlace America Grant
Louisville, KY Awarded $250,000 ArtPlace America Grant to Fund Creative Innovation Zone

6/24/2014
Kindergarten Countdown Helps prepare Kids, Parents for School

6/20/2014
Councilman Dan Johnson to host Community Meeting for District 21 residents on Tuesday, June 24th
Councilman Dan Johnson (D-21) is inviting residents of District 21to a special community meeting on Tuesday, June 24th to address crime related issues that have developed recently.

6/19/2014
Metro Council passes balanced 2014 - 2015 Operating and Capital Budgets
After reviewing the Mayor’s proposed budget and holding budget hearings for the departments to explain their programs; on Thursday night, the Louisville Metro Council passed a balanced budget totaling $688,606,800.00.

6/19/2014
Metro Animal Services Rabies, License and Microchip Clinic
Metro Animal Services Rabies, License and Microchip Clinic

6/19/2014
Metro Council members sponsoring Planning and Zoning 101 Workshops for residents in Metro Louisville
In an effort to help residents, neighborhood groups and others understand zoning issues and the planning process for development in Metro Louisville; several Metro Council members are sponsoring workshops with the goal of explaining the many aspects of the zoning process. Two “Planning and Zoning 101” Workshops are set for Tuesday, June 24th and Tuesday, July 8th at the Louisville Urban League.

6/18/2014
Resources, Activities Will be at Dirt Bowl Tournament
A variety of health and education resources and fun family activities will be part of the opening weekend of the popular Dirt Bowl tournament, this Saturday and Sunday, June 21 and 22 at Shawnee Park. The tournament and related events are free and open to the public.

6/18/2014
Councilman Tom Owen to begin 2014 Summer Bike Tour of District 8 neighborhoods on July 6th
Councilman Tom Owen will soon pedal his way through the neighborhoods of District 8 when he kicks off his traditional Summer Bike Tour in July by visiting thirteen neighborhoods street by street. The first stop will be the Upper Highlands during the week of July 6th.

6/17/2014
Sustainability Committee to receive an update on the “One Bright City” Initiative
The Metro Council’s Committee on Sustainability will receive an update on the “One Bright City” Initiative at its next meeting on Thursday, June 19th.The program was announced in April by Mayor Greg Fischer as a way to engage more citizens in keeping Metro Louisville cleaner and greener.

6/17/2014
Great American Backyard Campout at Jefferson Memorial Forest, June 28-29
The annual Great American Backyard Campout happens Saturday, June 28, 5:00 p.m. to Sunday, June 29, 10:00 a.m. at Jefferson Memorial Forest.

6/17/2014
Councilwoman Scott to co-host Tweetchat with Kentucky Jobs with Justice “Restoration of Voting Right
Kentucky Jobs with Justice will host a Tweetchat to answer questions and to discuss the recently filed “Restoration of Voting Rights” Resolution which is pending before the Louisville Metro Council. Councilwoman Attica Scott (D-1) has been asked to co-host this social media event.

6/16/2014
“Monsters University” is the next Movies Under the Stars at Iroquois Amphitheater on Saturday, June
Is there a place where monsters go to learn how to be the best when it comes to being the scariest? Yes there is. It is known as “Monsters University.” The 2013 Pixar animated prequel to the hit movie “Monsters Inc.” is the next feature of Movies Under the Stars series at the Iroquois Amphitheater this coming Saturday, June 21st at 8:00pm.

6/13/2014
Proposed Title V Operating Permit for Clariant Corporation Louisville West Plant
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue an operating permit to Clariant Corporation (Louisville West Plant), 1227 South 12th Street, in accordance with Regulation 2.16. The 30 day public comment period starts on June 14, 2014 and ends on July 14, 2014. 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.

6/13/2014
Brightside Announces 2014 Board of Directors
Brightside Announces 2014 Board of Directors Six-teen new members for non-profit focusing on clean, green, and sustainable activities

6/13/2014
2014 Riverview Park Independence Festival offers the only fireworks show, music and fun and on the O
Residents of Metro Louisville will have the opportunity to see fireworks on the Ohio River this year when the Third Annual Riverview Park Independence Festival presented by Louisville Gas & Electric Company and Brown-Forman gets underway on Saturday, June 28.

6/12/2014
Louisville Making Progress as a Green City
From new Energy Star buildings to preparing for the most complete urban heat management plan in the U.S., Louisville has taken important steps to being a greener and more environmentally friendly city according to the first-year report on Sustain Louisville.

6/11/2014
Big Four Grand Opening Set for June 25
The Big Four pedestrian bridge will have its official dedication ceremony Wednesday, June 25 with a parade from both sides of the river that meets in the middle of the span.

6/11/2014
Federal Grant to Help Reduce Pedestrian Deaths in Louisville
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration grant will fund a 3-year program to reduce pedestrian fatalities in Louisville.

6/10/2014
Bike Lanes Coming to Hill Street, Grinstead Drive
Bike lanes are being added to Hill Street and Grinstead Drive in Louisville.

6/9/2014
Louisville Water Receives National Award for Research and Innovation
Louisville Water recognized for its commitment in protecting public health and advancing the science of drinking water.

6/7/2014
Fully buffered bike lanes now on Kentucky and Breckinridge streets
New bike lanes on Kentucky and Breckinridge streets are the first fully buffered bike lanes in Louisville.

6/7/2014
Help Determine the Future of Louisville's Tree Canopy
The Public is invited to a meeting Wednesday, June 11 on creating a campaign for a healthy tree canopy in Louisville.

6/5/2014
Metro Council Members Outline Opposition to LG&E Franchise Fee
Nine members of the Louisville Metro Council have declared their opposition to the proposed $3.8 million Louisville Gas and Electric (LG&E) Franchise Fee Proposal. To illustrate their opposition, members present at the press conference distributed information showing how government gradually takes more money from each household despite slow economic times

6/4/2014
Councilman James welcomes everyone to the 54th Season of Shakespeare in Central Park beginning June
A summer tradition returns to Central Park in Old Louisville for a 54th season when Kentucky Shakespeare once again presents Shakespeare in Central Park featuring 8 productions over 10 weeks totaling 56 performances.

6/4/2014
Proposed Title V Operating Permit for LG&E Mill Creek Generating Station
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a renewal operating permit to Louisville Gas & Electric Company, Mill Creek Generating Station (electric energy generating plant), 14460 Dixie Highway, in accordance with Regulation 2.16. The 30-day public comment period starts June 5, 2014 and ends on July 7, 2014. 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.

6/4/2014
Council members to reduce LG&E Franchise Fee
At their regular council meeting this Thursday, Metro Council members will offer a plan to reduce the 3% LG&E franchise fee proposed by Mayor Fischer in his 2015 budget.

6/4/2014
Proposed Title V Operating and Construction Permits for Eckart America
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a renewal operating permit to Eckart America Corporation (aluminum powder and paste production), 4101 Camp Ground Road, in accordance with Regulation 2.16. The 30-day public comment period starts June 5, 2014 and ends on July 7, 2014. 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. The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a construction permit for Eckart America Corporation (aluminum powder and paste production), 4101 Camp Ground Road, in accordance with Regulation 2.03. Permit TV-14-1006-C is being issued to correct the emission standards from Permits 381-90-C and 382-90-C. The 30 day public comment period starts June 5, 2014 an- ends on July 7, 2014. 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.

6/3/2014
Metro Council Minority Caucus Responds to Political Bullying
The nine Republican Members of the Louisville Metro Council’s Minority Caucus, in a private meeting, have asked current Metro Council Budget Committee Chair Marianne Butler to step down from her position as chair and allow President King to name a replacement. Yesterday, after concluding a day of Budget Hearings, Minority Caucus Chairman Kevin Kramer met privately with Councilwoman Butler to deliver their concerns and ask for her consideration, in hopes that this issue could be resolved quietly.

6/3/2014
Metro Animal Services Rabies, License and Microchip Clinic
Metro Animal Services' Rabies, License and Microchip Clinic

6/3/2014
New Text Tool Connects Parents With Summer Activities
Parents who are seeking affordable and enriching options to help fill the summer months for their children now have a new tool at their disposal

6/3/2014
MetroCall 311 Celebrates 25 Years of Service
MetroCall 311 is celebrating its 25th anniversary of service to Metro Louisville residents. Louisville was one of the first cities in the nation to open a one-stop government information center and MetroCall 311 serves as a national model for quality customer service. In addition to the anniversary, MetroCall 311 has moved to a new location at 410 S. 5th Street and will celebrate both occasions with an open house on June 5, 2014 from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on the third floor of 410 South 5th Street.

6/3/2014
Dirt Bowl Returns to Shawnee Park
An iconic part of summer in Louisville, The Dirt Bowl tournament returns to Shawnee Park for its 44th year later this month, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.

6/3/2014
Neighborhood Place Partners Offer Free Events in June
Neighborhood Place locations in Louisville will offer free events and workshops for the entire family in June including an Employment Readiness and Health Awareness series, a Job Fair for teens, several workshops to help improve your finances and much more.

6/2/2014
Proposed FEDOOP Operating Permit for Color Corporation of America
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a FEDOOP operating permit to Color Corporation of America, 1630 West Hill Street, in accordance with Regulation 2.17. The 30-day public comment period starts June 3, 2014 and ends on July 3, 2014. 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.

5/30/2014
Proposed FEDOOP Operating Permit for Manning Equipment
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a FEDOOP operating permit to Manning Equipment, LLC, 12000 Westport Road, in accordance with Regulation 2.17. The 30-day public comment period starts May 31, 2014 and ends on June 30, 2014. 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.

5/30/2014
METCO Approves 9 Loans for Small Businesses
Six businesses were approved for a total of nine loans in the amount of $497,800 by the Louisville Metropolitan Business Development Corporation. These loans will leverage a total investment of $6.7 million to assist six businesses in the food and beverage sectors, façade and accessibility improvements, and an entertainment destination.

5/30/2014
Proposed FEDOOP Operating Permit for Valero
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a FEDOOP operating permit to Valero Terminaling and Distribution Company (gasoline distribution terminal), 4411 Bells Lane, in accordance with Regulation 2.17. The 30 day public comment period starts May 31, 2014 and ends on June 30, 2014. 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.

5/29/2014
Riehm Environmental Award Recognizes Darleen Horton
The fifth annual Joan Riehm Environmental Leadership Award was presented today to Darleen Horton, environmental magnet coordinator, for her tireless efforts to educate students and the community about the importance of protecting resources and creating a culture of sustainability in her school.

5/29/2014
College Signing Day Celebration Set for May 31
55,000 Degrees, Louisville’s education movement, is joining forces with community partners to celebrate the commitment of Louisville high school students to earn their college degrees.

5/29/2014
Compost Bins and Rain Barrels at Truckload Sale
The Louisville Jefferson County Waste Management District, in partnership with Louisville Metro Government, will host a compost bin and rain barrel truckload sale this Saturday, May 31.

5/28/2014
Louisville Joins National Day of Civic Hacking
Louisville will host one of more than 120 events taking place throughout 100 U.S. cities on Saturday, May 31, 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.

5/27/2014
Summer Food Service Program Closed Enrolled Site Listing
The Louisville Metro Community Action Partnership (CAP) is participating in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) beginning Monday, June 9, 2014. There are nearly 20 Open Sites where free, nutritious meals are made available to all children age one (1) to eighteen (18) years in Jefferson County. Visit the SFSP Open Site Listing for more details. There are also 14 Closed Enrolled Sites and Camps which are only open to enrolled children or to an identified group of children.

5/27/2014
Yard Waste Plastic Bag Ban Begins January 1, 2015
Beginning January 1, 2015 plastic bags will no longer be permitted for yard waste in Jefferson County.

5/27/2014
Children's Summer Food Service Program Begins June 9, 2014
The Louisville Metro Community Action Partnership (CAP) is once again participating in the Summer Food Service Program for children beginning Monday, June 9, 2014. Nearly 20 sites across Jefferson County will serve a combination of the two following meals -- breakfast, lunch, and a snack -- to all children age one (1) to 18 years old free of charge.

5/27/2014
Changes to Yardwaste Collection
In May 2014, the Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government Waste Management District adopted a yard waste container regulation (51.507R) clarifying collection procedures. Residents who utilize yard waste collection services must use one of the following containers: reusable bin, paper yard waste bag, or compostable plastic bag meeting ASTM D6400 standards.

5/27/2014
Planning and Design Services Wins Top Award
Planning and Design Services has been recognized by KAPA for implementing a new system that allows citizens to view online all documents associated with building and zoning cases. The new technology won the "Outstanding Use of Innovative Technology" award.

5/27/2014
Summertime Recreation, Education, Fitness Opportunities on Tap for Louisville Teens
Mayor Greg Fischer invites Louisville teens to take advantage of an array of summertime activities offered through Louisville Metro to provide positive experiences, learning, and fun! The Mayor’s proposed budget includes significant investment in youth development programs throughout the city this summer, including support to Metro Parks & Recreation for activities geared specifically for teenagers.

5/27/2014
Mayor Announces Cultural Pass for Children
Children and students can visit some of the region’s greatest cultural organizations for free this summer, thanks to the creation of the new Cultural Pass for Children that was suggested during the Vision Louisville initiative, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.

5/23/2014
Recast Energy Title V Operating Permit and Construction Permit
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue an operating permit and a construction permit to Recast Energy Louisville LLC, 4014 Bells Lane, in accordance with Regulations 2.16 and 2.03. The 30 day public comment period starts on May 24, 2014 and ends on June 23, 2014. 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.

5/23/2014
Councilwoman Flood says mark May 30th on the calendar if you need health insurance
Kentucky’s Healthcare Connection, KYNECT, continues to sign up more people each week who are in need of health insurance. Councilwoman Madonna Flood (D-24) says on Friday, May 30th, KYNECT will be on hand in the district to help anyone who might have questions about affordable health insurance.

5/23/2014
Budget Committee invites public comment on the proposed FY 2014-2015 Budget on Wednesday, May 28th
The Metro Council’s Budget committee is giving the public an opportunity to comment on Mayor Greg Fischer’s proposed FY 2014- 2015 Capital and Operating Budgets on Wednesday, May 28th beginning at 5:00pm in the Council Chambers, 601 West Jefferson Street.

5/23/2014
Metro Council Republicans Address Mayor’s FY15 Budget Proposal
Members of the Republican Caucus of the Louisville Metro Council have released the following comments regarding the Mayor’s Fiscal Year 2015 Budget proposal.

5/23/2014
Councilwoman Flood encourages residents to take advantage of Free Legal Clinics in May
Councilwoman Madonna Flood is making residents of District 24 aware of two free legal clinics sponsored by the Louisville Bar Association on May 24th and May 31st.

5/22/2014
Mayor Presents Balanced City Budget, Investing Heavily in Safety, Youth Development
Mayor Greg Fischer today proposed a balanced budget for the new fiscal year that makes significant public safety and youth development investments, while also paving roads, fixing park facilities and government buildings.

5/22/2014
Members of the Democratic Caucus issue statements on the Mayor’s proposed budget
Members of the Democratic Caucus of the Louisville Metro Council have issued the following statement on mayor Greg Fischer’s proposed 2014-2015 Capital and Operating Budget

5/22/2014
Metro Council begins review of Mayor’s Budget Proposal on Wednesday, May 28th
Councilwoman Marianne Butler (D-15), Chair of the Metro Council Budget Committee, announces department hearings to review the Mayor’s Proposed 2014 -2015 Capital and Operating Budgets will begin on Wednesday, May 28, at 3pm

5/21/2014
Proposed FEDOOP Operating Permit for Forth Technologies
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a FEDOOP operating permit to Forth Technologies (pigment manufacturing plant), 600 Bergman Avenue in accordance with Regulation 2.17. The 30-day public comment period starts May 23, 2014 and ends on June 23, 2014. 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.

5/21/2014
Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement Announces Annual Worksite Wellness Award Winners
Mayor Greg Fischer and Department of Public Health and Wellness Director Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt presented the annual Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement Worksite Wellness Awards to 24 local companies today.

5/21/2014
Public Urged to Bike to Work on Friday May 30
Leave your car at home and grab your bike for Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 30. Join Mayor Greg Fischer and others who will be commuting on two wheels.

5/20/2014
Louisville Metro Animal Services Kicks-Off Pet Licensing Campaign
Louisville Metro Animal Services Kicks-Off Pet Licensing Campaign If a pet is ever lost, licensing can help reunite the pet with the owner

5/20/2014
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.

5/20/2014
Louisville Metro Surplus Vehicle Auction

5/19/2014
Councilwoman Woolridge to attend “Ghost Out” Program of Butler High School on June 3rd
– Councilwoman Mary C. Woolridge (D-3) will get a firsthand look at a special program designed to stress to young drivers the consequences of distracted driving when it gets underway on Tuesday, June 3rd at Butler High School.

5/19/2014
Councilwoman Scott urges public support to help the Louisville Broncos Football league
Councilwoman Attica Scott (D-1) is putting out the call for donations from the public to help the Louisville Broncos Football team as they reach out to young people through sports.

5/15/2014
Proposed FEDOOP Operating Permit for Vanegas Enterprises
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a FEDOOP operating permit to Vanegas Enterprises (fiberglass reinforced plastic air pollution control equipment manufacturer), 10090 Bunsen Way, in accordance with Regulation 2.17. The 30-day public comment period starts May 16, 2014 and ends on June 16, 2014. 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.

5/15/2014
Councilman David Tandy welcomes Jacqueline Berrien, Chair of the EEO Commission to Louisville Metro
Councilman David Tandy (D-4) welcomed a very special guest to Louisville Metro on Thursday. Jacqueline A. Berrien, Chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission was in Louisville visiting the EEOC’s area office for a Stakeholders Outreach event.

5/15/2014
Free Summer Movies kicks off another season on May 24th at the Iroquois Amphitheater
Another season of first run features and Hollywood Classics will soon light up the silver screen when members of the Metro Council bring a new summer season of free fun and entertainment to the Iroquois Amphitheater with the return of “Movies under the Stars” in May.

5/15/2014
Kosmos Cement Construction Permits
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue two construction permits to Kosmos Cement Company (Portland Cement Production), 15301 Dixie Hwy, in accordance with Regulation 2.03. One permit is for increased throughput through the sand system and to use bottom ash to supplement flyash. The second permit is to increase the amount of Tire Derived Fuel (TDF) that can be combusted in the Kiln and to allow the company to comply with the Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incinerator Units (CISWI) New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) requirements. The 30-day public comment period starts May 19, 2014 and ends on June 18, 2014. 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.

5/14/2014
Seneca Loop Extension Underway
Seneca Loop Extension project will complete a 4-mile recreational loop around the park and Bowman Field.

5/14/2014
Mayor’s Hike, Bike & Paddle Returns Memorial Day, May 26th
Mayor’s Hike, Bike & Paddle Returns Memorial Day, May 26th

5/14/2014
Gray St. Farmers Market Opens Thursday, May 15
Lace up your walking shoes and prepare to head over to the Gray St. Farmers Market to enjoy fresh produce and homemade goodies. The market, located at 400 E. Gray St. between the Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness and the University of Louisville’s School of Public Health and Information Sciences (SPHIS), opens May 15. SPHIS staff manage the market each Thursday rain or shine from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. through October. Local vendors sell lunch options, fruits, vegetables, honey, jams, baked items, flowers, vegetable plants and more.

5/14/2014
Buy Local First Fair on Sun, May 18
Councilwoman Ward-Pugh says 6th Annual Buy Local First Fair is the place to be on Sunday

5/13/2014
Councilman David James invites everyone to Springfest 2014 this weekend in Old Louisville
Old Louisville will once again host a fun event of music and entertainment for all of Metro Louisville when Summerfest 2014 kicks off this Friday night in one of the area’s most unique and historic neighborhoods.

5/13/2014
Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement Celebrates with Baptist Health Louisville on the Opening of Three
Today the Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement joined Baptist Health Louisville in celebrating the opening of three new Mayor’s Miles.

5/12/2014
Councilwoman Attica Scott to host Community Meeting for Shanks Lane area on Wednesday, May 14th
Councilwoman Attica Scott (D-1) and the Highland Park Missionary Baptist Church will hold a Community Meeting to discuss the concerns of residents of the Shanks Lane and Richmont Neighborhoods on Wednesday May 14th at 5:30pm.

5/12/2014
Assembly Focused on Improving Financial Health for Kentuckians with Disabilities
At a time when nearly one in three Americans with disabilities live in poverty, the National Center on Leadership for the Employment and Economic Advancement of People with Disabilities (LEAD Center), Louisville Metro Government Community Services and Revitalization and Bank On Louisville are organizing a city-wide Economic Advancement Assembly to help people in the local disability community improve their financial capability and capacity. The event, to be held on May 13th, will take place at the Home of the Innocents, 1100 E. Market St., between 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

5/10/2014
Rohm and Haas Title V Operating Permit Revision and Construction Permit Revisions
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a renewal operating permit to Rohm and Haas - Louisville Plant (resin and coating manufacturing), 4300 Camp Ground Road, in accordance with Regulation 2.16. The 30 day public comment period starts May 12, 2014 and ends on June 11, 2014. 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. The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to revise two construction permits for Rohm and Haas – Louisville Plant (resin and coating manufacturing plant), 4300 Campground Road, in accordance with Regulation 2.03. Permit 449-90-C is being revised to clarify compliance and to reflect changes to the Hazardous Waste Combustion MACT. Permit 523-07-C is being revised to designate condenser is process recovery equipment. The 30 day public comment period starts May 12, 2014 and ends on June 11, 2014. 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.

5/9/2014
Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Worksite Wellness Conference “Bending the Trend” to be Held May 21
Business professionals interested in improving their bottom lines by improving employee health can learn best practices and strategies at the Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Worksite Wellness conference “Bending the Trend” on May 21, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Gheens Foundation Lodge at The Parklands of Floyds Fork.

5/9/2014
Councilwoman Madonna Flood has set the date for this year’s District 24 Spring Clean-up
Councilwoman Madonna Flood (D-24) is putting out the call for volunteers to help make District 24 cleaner and at the same time offer many nonprofit groups a unique way to raise money for their organization during this year’s District 24 Spring Clean-up.

5/9/2014
Councilwoman Flood hosts S.P.O.T. Clinics for District 24 Pet Owners in May and June
Councilwoman Madonna Flood is giving pet owners in District 24 the chance to protect their pets and the public by sponsoring two SPOT Clinics in May and June.

5/8/2014
Events Will Showcase Alternative to Violence
Four events in May are aimed at reducing violence by bringing together artists, experts and young people from around the community.

5/8/2014
Louisville Water Launches Purely Local Business Initiative
This “purely local” initiative encourages businesses to pour on support of Louisville Water’s pure tap® campaign. The goal is to get everyone “Back to the Tap!”

5/8/2014
Louisville Progressing in Educational Attainment, STEM Degrees
In a newly released comparison of 16 peer cities, the Louisville-Southern Indiana region is the only metro area that has moved up in the rankings of per capita degree attainment in every category of academic achievement – from certificates and diplomas to graduate and professional programs – since 2000.

5/8/2014
Metro Councilman Miller Continues Call for Improved Public Pension Oversight
Following up on the unanimous passage of Resolution 29, Series 2014, Councilman Jerry Miller (District 19), sent a copy of the resolution and a letter requesting the Co-Chairs of the Public Pension Oversight Board (PPOB) study the administrative separation of the County Employee Retirement System (CERS) from the Kentucky Retirement System (KRS).

5/7/2014
City Awards Contract for Tree Canopy Assessment
Mayor Greg Fischer announced that the city has awarded its first comprehensive tree canopy assessment contract to the Davey Resource Group. The project will result in the setting of a new long-term tree goal to achieve 45% tree canopy coverage for Louisville Metro.

5/7/2014
Councilman Blackwell unveils new District 12 YAPP
Councilman Rick Blackwell is using a new technology to bring another level of communication to constituents and elected representatives in government. Unveiled last week, the District 12 “Yapp” is essentially a free customized app for SmartPhones and tablets that can be used as a way to share information, pictures, and news about events in District 12 and Southwest Louisville.

5/7/2014
Public Health and Wellness Offers Free Stop Smoking Classes
The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness and its community partners offer free stop smoking classes using the Cooper/Clayton method.

5/7/2014
Responsible Recycling Event on Sat, May 10
Councilwoman Ward-Pugh announces One Stop Drop Responsible Recycling returns on Saturday, May 10th

5/7/2014
Hamilton reminds current and future business owners of important deadline is coming up for Shawnee N
Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D-5) has an important reminder for any businesses owner in the Shawnee Neighborhood or those who want to start a new business. The deadline to apply for a special one-time only forgivable loan is coming up on May 16th.

5/7/2014
10th Annual Forest Fest Bluegrass Festival – May 17 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 tenth annual Forest Fest on Saturday, May 17.

5/7/2014
Sustainability Committee to learn more about restrictions on yard waste bags for Louisville Metro
Members of the Louisville Metro Council’s Sustainability Committee will learn more about Louisville’s Solid Waste Board’s recent decision to ban plastic bags for yard waste collection at their next meeting on Thursday, May 8th.

5/7/2014
Hershey’s Track & Field Games Registration Underway through Metro Parks & Recreation
Kids between the ages of 9 and 14 who love to run, jump and throw are invited to sign up for the Hershey’s Track & Field Games, to be held at 6 p.m. on May 22 at Fern Creek Traditional High School Football Stadium, 9115 Fern Creek Road, Louisville KY.

5/6/2014
Hamilton proposes one year moratorium on transitional housing to include boarding
Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D-5) is sponsoring an ordinance that calls for a temporary moratorium on approval of any further transitional housing in areas of District 5 which has become a concern for residents in the Shawnee and Chickasaw area neighborhoods.

5/6/2014
Hometown Tourist Celebration Offers Discounts for Locals
Looking for something fun to do after Derby Day? May is the ideal time to take in the city’s top places to play, stay and eat. The best part? You can do it at a reduced rate.

5/6/2014
Councilwoman Hamilton proposes naming Portland Community Center after the late Molly Leonard
In her lifetime, the late Molly Ann Leonard was well known to the people of Portland. She was a classic example of a devoted volunteer and community activist with her willingness to serve and help others. Now, Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D-5) is leading the effort to honor her work and life by renaming the Portland Community Center in her honor.

5/6/2014
2014 Metro Parks Junior Golf Tour Underway
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.

5/6/2014
Metro Parks Hosting “Pitch, Hit & Run”™ Competition – May 10
Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation will host Pitch, Hit and Run™, the official youth skills competition of Major League Baseball®, presented by Scotts®. This grassroots program is designed to provide youngsters with an opportunity to compete, free of charge, in a competition that recognizes individual excellence in core baseball/softball skills.

5/5/2014
Neighborhood Place Partners Offer a Job Fair, Student Loan Workshop and More
Neighborhood Place locations in Louisville will offer free events and workshops for the entire family in May including a job fair, a workshop for those in default of student loans, two workshops for second chance bank accounts, two support groups for grandparents raising grandchildren plus much more.

5/5/2014
Councilwoman Hamilton brings “Shakespeare in the Parks” production of Hamlet to Shawnee Park on Satu
Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton is inviting everyone to a special free celebration on Saturday, May 10th, when “Shakespeare in the Parks” brings Hamlet to Shawnee Park.

5/5/2014
Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch invites everyone to come out and enjoy Forest Fest ‘14
Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13) has a special way to enjoy spring with an afternoon of fun and great music in the Jefferson Memorial Forest A traditional event returns to one of Louisville Metro’s most beautiful areas bringing with it great bluegrass music on Saturday May 17th.

5/1/2014
Councilwoman Butler announces next SPOT Clinic set for Saturday, May 10th
Councilwoman Marianne Butler is once again bringing the S.T.O.P. Clinic to residents of District 15 on Saturday, May 10th as a way to help pet owners and the community.

5/1/2014
Councilwoman Hamilton encourages community to get involved with the 3:1 Project at the Academy @Shaw
As Louisville Metro is continuing to focus attention on helping young people in education, activities and jobs, Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D-5) is encouraging the community to get involved with the 3:1 Project of the Academy @ Shawnee sponsored by Principal Houston Barber.

4/30/2014
Mayor Launches New Economic and Real Estate Strategy
Saying Louisville needs a unified and forward-leaning approach to job creation, Mayor Greg Fischer today announced a new economic strategy for the city that combines into one entity all the city agencies dedicated to business development and the built environment.

4/30/2014
The next District 12 “Coffee with your Councilman” set for Saturday, May 10th
Councilman Rick Blackwell will host the next “Coffee with your Councilman” for residents of District 12 on Saturday, May 1ost. The event is a chance for residents to meet with their Councilman. This special date is one week after the Kentucky Derby.

4/29/2014
Deadline Extended for Applications for Summer Youth “Change Leaders” Program
The deadline to apply for the Healing Futures Fellowship Program has been extended to midnight Thursday, May 15.

4/29/2014
Front Porch Tuesdays will return on May 13th and 20th
Councilman Tom Owen is once again encouraging residents of District 8 to take some time and get to know your neighbors with Front Porch Tuesdays on May 13th and May 20th.

4/28/2014
Free Diabetes Classes Begin May 10
The Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will hold a series of two free classes for individuals interested in learning about and managing diabetes.

4/28/2014
New Report Focuses on Growing Louisville's Food, Bourbon Economy
Louisville has a unique opportunity to significantly grow its tourism economy by taking advantage of the global popularity of bourbon and the city’s nationally-recognized culinary scene, according to a report released today.

4/25/2014
Small Business Gets Approved for METCO Business Loan
Quality Childcare, Inc. received a $72,000 business loan, which will be located at 1971 Brownsboro Road. Owner Richard Morris will renovate this former restaurant for a daycare center, utilizing the existing kitchen space.

4/25/2014
Lots of Possibility Winners Announced
Mayor Greg Fischer today announced the four winners in the Lots of Possibility competition, which sought innovative citizen ideas for redeveloping vacant lots into productive community assets.

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.

4/24/2014
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
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.

4/23/2014
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
Louisville Water Customers Receive 2014 Annual Water Quality Report
Louisville Water meets and surpasses the EPA's strict health standards.

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.

4/18/2014
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
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.

4/17/2014
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.

4/16/2014
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
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
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
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
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
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.

3/31/2014
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.

3/28/2014
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
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
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
The next Java with Jerry is August 12, 2014
The next Java with 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
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
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.

3/24/2014
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
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.

3/21/2014
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
Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation Summer Camp Registration Underway
Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation is again offering summer camps at its twelve community centers.

3/18/2014
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.

3/17/2014
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
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.

3/13/2014
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.

3/12/2014
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
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.

3/5/2014
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.

3/4/2014
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
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.

2/19/2014
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.

2/18/2014
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
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
Metro Animal Services Rabies, License and Microchip Clinic License Amnesty
Rabies, License and Microchip Clinic License Amnesty

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

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.

1/8/2014
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.

1/7/2014
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.