May 28 2017 On this Day: Beverly Hills Supper Club Fire

On the night of May 28, 1977, 165 people perished and 200 were injured when a fire broke out at the Beverly Hills Supperclub in Southgate, Kentucky. Investigators believe that an electrical short was the cause of the fire. 

The subsequent investigation revealed numerous deficiencies including the following:

  • Overcrowding

  • Inadequate fire exits

  • Faulty wiring

  • Lack of firewalls

May 26 2017 Neighborhood Place Partners Host a Fruit and Boot Camp, a Healthy Living Club and Much More

Spring and summer are great times to focus on health and fitness and Neighborhood Place partners have lined up events that do just that including a Fruit and Boot Camp, a Healthy Living Club and a Diabetes Self-Management Series.  To learn more about these offerings and other valuable workshops, please refer to the list below.

May 26 2017 Public Art initiative announces two new projects

Louisville Metro Public Art  together with the Commission on Public Art has announced two new projects developed by Louisville artists. The public art projects are focused on pedestrian and cycling experiences in Louisville, and will invite community involvement and participation. Artists Lance Newman and Todd Smith were selected for their innovative approach to public art in the form of poetry and technology, and how we encounter art in our city sidewalks, streets, and bridges.

May 26 2017 Louisville Metro Council Offices closed on Monday May, 29th

The Offices of the Louisville Metro Council and the Metro Council Clerk will be closed on Monday, May 29th in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday.

May 25 2017 Louisville Launches New Farmers Market Association

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 25, 2017) – Mayor Greg Fischer today announced formation of the Louisville Farmers Market Association, a new group that will work to support local farmers markets, farmers and food producers to create access to a healthy and sustainable food system in Louisville Metro.

May 25 2017 Mayor launches LouVelo bike share program

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Louisville’s bike share program, called LouVelo, is now live and ready for use. 

May 25 2017 Councilmembers Announce 2017 FridayFest Schedule

Louisville, KY – Metro Councilmembers James Peden (District 23), Madonna Flood (District 24) and Vicki Aubrey-Welch (District (13) are sponsoring a free summer concert series at Highview Park for the sixth 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.

May 25 2017 All four outdoor Metro Parks and Recreation swimming pools to open Memorial Day Weekend

All four outdoor Metro Parks and Recreation swimming pools – including the Algonquin Pool, 1614 Cypress Street, will be open as originally scheduled for Memorial Day weekend.

Because of a lack of available, certified lifeguards, the Algonquin Park pool was in danger of not opening on time for the traditional opening of the Metro Parks and Recreation outdoor pool season, which is the Saturday before Memorial Day.

May 24 2017 Metro Parks to offer lifeguard certification course at Algonquin Pool next week

Metro Parks and Recreation will be offering a lifeguard certification course next week at the Algonquin Pool, 1614 Cypress Street.

The course will be administered by Metro Parks and Recreation staff and will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 30 through Friday, June 2.

May 24 2017 Councilwoman Woolridge Sponsors “Bringing Unity in the Community” Festival

Councilwoman Mary C. Woolridge (D-3)is sponsoring the Bringing Unity in the Community Festival along with Community Outreach Service to unify the community through tragic times by hosting a two‐day family oriented outdoor festival right in the heart of the West End; the Algonquin Community.

May 24 2017 Councilwoman Flood encourages everyone to take advantage of LMPD Drug Take Back

Councilwoman Madonna Flood (D-24) is joining with Louisville Metro Police to sponsor a Drug Take Back Day this coming Saturday, May 27th.

May 23 2017 No waste collection on Memorial Day

There will be no residential garbage, junk, recycling or yard waste collection within the Louisville Metro Urban Services District (former Louisville city limits) on Memorial Day, Monday May 29. Collection through the week will be delayed by one day because of the holiday.

Residents who rely on private haulers for garbage, recycling and yard waste collection should consult those haulers about holiday collection schedules.

May 22 2017 Mayor Fischer announces Cultural Pass, Summer Reading and other summer learning opportunities for youth, teenagers

As school wraps up for the summer, Mayor Greg Fischer is reminding parents and caregivers that there are plenty of learning opportunities for Louisville students of all ages over the next three months.

May 22 2017 Councilman Hollander and LABC partner to offer free summer tax preparation

Louisville – Councilman Bill Hollander and the Louisville Asset Building Coalition (LABC) are partnering to offer FREE summer tax preparation throughout the summer months.

“This service has helped many low income families and individuals in our area,” says Hollander. “I encourage anyone who qualifies to come in and let experienced LABC staff and volunteers help you out.”

May 19 2017 Mayor's Music & Art Series returns on May 23

The Mayor’s Music & Art Series returns to the Mayor’s Gallery on May 23 with a new feature: conversations with artists of multiple disciplines.

The first event in the artist speaker series will take place at 5:30 p.m. May 23, when Mayor Greg Fischer will talk with artists Daniel Bodner and Braylyn Stewart about recent projects and their creative process, specifically working in the public realm.