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Louisville Gas and Electric Cane Run Title V Operating Permit 175-00-TV and New Construction Permit
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to renew an operating permit for Louisville Gas & Electric Company, Cane Run Generating Station (electricity generating facility), 5252 Cane Run Road, in accordance with Regulation 2.16 The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue one new construction permit that revises twelve construction permits originally issued in 1986 for Louisville Gas & Electric Company, Cane Run Generating Station (electricity generating facility), 5252 Cane Run Road, in accordance with Regulation 2.03.

Neighborhood Place Partners Offer Multiple Services in September
Neighborhood Place locations in Louisville will offer free events and workshops for the entire family in September including career-readiness training for women, two youth empowerment series, several healthy cooking classes, credit and debt counseling 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.

Next City Cyclouvia Event Will be on West Broadway
Following the resounding success of the Cyclouvia events in the Highlands and Crescent Hill, the next Cyclouvia will close West Broadway, between 9th and 26th Streets, to vehicular traffic on Sunday, September 7, 2014 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Metro Parks Hosts NFL's Punt Pass and Kick Competition
Metro Parks will host a local qualifier for the national NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition at Louisville Champions Park soccer fields, 2050 River Road, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on September 13. (Rain date: September 20)

Families to Receive Labor Day Weekend Discount Through Metro Parks Golf
In order to encourage local families to visit their municipally-owned golf courses, Metro Parks is offering an affordable family golfing package at its nine golf courses during the Labor Day Weekend.

Two Louisville Companies Approved for Incentives to Locate, Expand
Two companies were preliminarily approved for economic development incentives at this morning’s meeting of the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA) in Frankfort, Ky. The projects would attract $13.2 million in new investment, and create 775 new jobs in Louisville, which represent $25.8 million in new annual payroll.

City Wins National Google Award for Online Business Support
The city’s efforts to get more businesses online has led to Louisville being named one of three winners of the national Get Your Business Online City Challenge sponsored by Google and the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM).

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.)

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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 regarding Louisville Metro Animal Services (LMAS) and their handling of an animal under their control.