Sep 29 2016 Mayor announces hiring of 28 additional police officers

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that he will hire 28 additional police officers this fiscal year, bringing the total number of recruits to 150, the largest class ever for the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD).  This brings the FY18 cadet classes to maximum capacity.

Sep 29 2016 Louisville making progress on sustainability goals according to report

Louisville Metro Government has released the 2015 Progress Report on the city's sustainability plan, Sustain Louisville. The document highlights goal and initiative accomplishments that took place in 2015 and updates targets and strategies to align with new programs. 

Sep 28 2016 Public May Comment on Adding E-Cigs and Hookah to Louisville’s Smoke-free Law until Oct. 28

As Louisville Metro Government decides whether e-cigarettes and hookah products should be included under the city’s smoke-free law, citizens are being invited to share their views, through one of several ways:

Sep 28 2016 President Yates and Councilman James issue joint statement on adding additional LMPD officers to fight violence in Metro Louisville

Metro Council President David Yates (D-25) and Councilman David James (D-6), chair of the Council’s Public Safety Committee have issued a joint statement on the announcement of adding additional officers to Louisville Metro Police.

Sep 27 2016 Early LIHEAP Registration for Elderly and Disabled Individuals Begins Monday, October 3

Home heating costs can be a large expense for families in the winter, so Louisville Metro Department of Community Services will begin accepting pre-registration heating assistance applications on Monday, October 3, 2016. The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides financial assistance to help income eligible residents pay utility bills. 

Pre-registration is for Jefferson County residents who meet the following criteria: 

Sep 27 2016 Louisville Metro releases communications case study from Ali funeral week

Lonnie Ali holding celebration today to thank city and civic leaders

Sep 27 2016 Councilman David James welcomes visitors to the St. James Court Art Show and Old Louisville

The 60th Annual St. James Court Art Show will once again bring the best artisans and craftsmen along with hundreds of thousands of visitors to the Old Louisville area during the first weekend in October. 

Sep 26 2016 Mayor Fischer moves his office to IdeaFestival; work space to include ‘parklet’ prototype

For the sixth year, Mayor Greg Fischer and his leadership team are relocating their offices to the IdeaFestival in an effort designed to encourage breakt

Sep 26 2016 Louisville Loop section to be closed Oct. 3

MSD to repair Levee Trail section for one month

Crews from MAC Construction, contracted by the Louisville Metropolitan Sewer District, will begin work on a 2.12-mile section of the Louisville Loop Oct. 3 resulting in closures of the trail for up to a month.

Sep 26 2016 Public Health and Wellness to Hold Diabetes and Nutrition Classes

The Department of Public Health and Wellness and its community partners will hold nutrition and diabetes prevention and self-management classes.  All classes are free.  Classes are as follows:

Nutrition Basics Class

Tuesday, September 27, 1:00 p.m., Shelby Park Community Center, 600 E. Oak St.

Learn the basic of healthy eating!  This class is useful for those with diabetes as well as for the general public.

Sep 26 2016 New Mosquito Fogging Routes

Mosquito fogging will be taking place in the Leemont Acres and Fern Creek Seatonville Road areas through September 30, weather permitting.  CLICK HERE to see boundaries and how to sign up for fogging alerts.

Sep 26 2016 Free Services Offered to Local Homeless Population on Oct. 5

Louisville’s homeless population will have an opportunity to access services, information and assistance in a one-stop environment at the 2016 Project Homeless Connect/VA Stand Down, on Wednesday, October 5. Resources available at the event will include food, clothing, medical evaluations, help with employment, education and benefit services and many other forms of assistance.

Sep 26 2016 REimage program expands to give more Louisville youth a second chance, help prevent violence

Initiative targets third west Louisville neighborhood, Park Hill

Sep 23 2016 Air Quality Alert for Friday and Saturday

There is an Air Quality Alert for Friday 9/23 and Saturday 9/24 for ozone in Louisville and Southern Indiana. 

Sep 23 2016 Councilwoman Woolridge assists Solid Waste Management in impounding a vehicle of an illegal dumper

Metro Council proved it was serious about combating illegal dumping a few years ago when it passed an ordinance that allows the city to impound vehicles used in that activity. Councilwoman Mary Woolridge (D-3) followed up recently when she gave Solid Waste Management information about dumping in an alley in the 1500 block of Beech Street