Jul 1 2015 Free Compost Workshops Offered

Learn to turn yard waste and food scraps into fertilizer

Jul 1 2015 Louisville’s minimum wage increases to $7.75 today

Stating today, minimum wage in Louisville is $7.75 an hour.

The new rate took effect after the Kentucky Court of Appeal denied a request for an emergency injunction to stop Louisville’s minimum wage increase.

All companies in Jefferson County, including independent cities and unincorporated areas, are required to start paying their hourly employees — excluding tip workers — the new rate.

Jul 1 2015 Compost Workshops Offered

The Solid Waste Management Division of Metro Public Works will offer compost workshops July 25, 2015 at Limerick Garden and August 1 at Miles Park. Composting is an easy way to turn yard waste and food scraps into make-it-yourself fertilizer for use in gardens, lawns and other landscaping. It also greatly reduces the need for haul-away disposal of those organic materials.

Jun 30 2015 Mayor’s SummerWorks program putting 2,500 youth in jobs this summer

For the fifth consecutive year, Mayor Greg Fischer’s SummerWorks program has grown and this summer is placing 2,500 youth, ages 16-21, in jobs at companies and organizations throughout the community. This year’s numbers include 200 jobs for low-income youth funded by $500,000 provided by the state Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program.

Jun 30 2015 Hazardous Materials Center Closed Temporarily

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (June 30, 2015) – The Haz Bin hazardous materials disposal center is closed this week because of road repairs. The entrance road to the facility at 7501 Grade Lane is being repaved. The paving work should be completed by the end of this week, weather permitting, and Haz Bin should resume its regular operating hours of Wednesday and Saturday, 9 AM to 3 PM on Wednesday July 8.