Dec 18, 2014 Holiday Week Schedules for Waste and Recycling Collection

Solid waste services will be altered under the following schedule for the Christmas and New Year’s holiday weeks:

Garbage/yard waste/recycling

There will be no residential garbage, yard waste or recycling collection on Christmas Day, Thursday, December 25 or New Year’s Day, Thursday, January 1 within in the Urban Services District (former Louisville city limits). There will also be no junk/bulk waste collection in either week entirely.

Dec 18, 2014 Curbside and Drop-off Christmas Tree Disposal Available

Metro Solid Waste Management will again this year offer curbside pickup of Christmas Trees to residents of the Urban Services District (the old City of Louisville boundaries). Beginning Friday, December 26, residents with City curbside yard waste pickup may set their Christmas trees and greenery out on their regular collection day. Trees must not be in plastic bags.

Dec 17, 2014 Metro Council Animal Services Committee Releases Report

For Immediate Release                                                       
Date:  December 17, 2014
Media Contacts:  Stephen Haag, Jr.
574-1204 
Tony Hyatt                                   
574-4137 / 526-3622

Dec 17, 2014 Edumedics Expanding Louisville Headquarters, Adding New Jobs

Gov. Steve Beshear and Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Edumedics LLC, a chronic disease management company, plans to expand its corporate headquarters in Louisville and create 17 new jobs.

Dec 17, 2014 Mayor Says Balanced Approach Needed to Raising Minimum Wage; Supports $8.75 An Hour

Mayor Greg Fischer said today he supports raising the minimum wage to $8.75 an hour — which could lead to an annual salary increase of $3,120 for a person working full-time — but he’s not willing to gamble losing 2,000 existing jobs by going to a higher rate and “hurting the very people we are trying to help.”