May 6 2015 Mayor Orders City Flags at Half-Staff in Memory of Judge John Heyburn

Mayor Greg Fischer this morning ordered flags on all Metro Government buildings to be lowered to half-staff in memory of Senior U.S. District Court Judge John Heyburn II who died April 29. The city flags will be lowered this Friday, the day of Heyburn’s funeral.

May 5 2015 Mayor Fischer, President Tandy make appointments to flood mitigation work group

The Mayor and President Tandy announced the workgroup following the eight-inch rain of April 3rd, when thousands of homes were impacted by rain water and localized flooding near creeks and streams in Jefferson County.  A metro ordinance will not allow homes in the flood plain to be improved when the cost exceeds half of the property value over a 10 year period.

May 5 2015 Fischer, Tandy make appointments to flood mitigation work group

Mayor Greg Fischer and Metro Council President David Tandy today announced the membership of the Flood Mitigation Workgroup.

They are:

May 4 2015 2015 Spring Summer Bike Tour underway in District 8

Councilman Tom Owen is once again continuing a tradition designed to get out in District 8 and make himself more available to his constituents. Owen has kicked off his annual Spring Summer Bike Tour which will visit neighborhoods and small cities in District 8 before the Summer is over. He began with a tour last week in the Upper Highlands.

May 4 2015 District 9 presents “Shakespeare in the Parks” production of Macbeth in Story Avenue Park on May 10th

Louisville – Councilman Bill Hollander invites District 9 residents to come out for a special presentation of “Shakespeare in the Parks” Macbeth on Sunday, May 10th in Story Avenue Park.

          “I can think of no better way to bring the arts to our neighborhoods and at the same time give everyone a chance to enjoy Story Avenue Park,” says Hollander. “This production has been very well received everywhere it has been performed.”