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.

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.

Jun 30 2015 Councilwoman Welch encourages everyone to “Go Ape” in the Jefferson Memorial Forest

Summer time in the Jefferson Memorial Forest is a great time for camping and hiking. If you are looking for a thrilling action packed adventure then Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13) invites you to “Go Ape” this summer.

Jun 30 2015 Scheller’s, Metro Parks & Recreation install ‘fix-it’ stations in 10 Metro Parks

Cyclists who need air in their tires or to make other minor repairs on the fly can now do so in 10 Louisville parks, thanks to a partnership between Scheller’s Fitness & Cycling and Metro Government.

The fix-it stations are intended to provide cyclists with a convenient option to make repairs should something happen while out on a ride.