Jan 18 2019 Mayor Fischer launches Lean Into Louisville to confront and examine history of discrimination

Mayor Greg Fischer today launched Lean Into Louisville, an unprecedented series of presentations, conversations, activities and art exhibits that will explore and confront the history and legacy of all forms of discrimination and inequality in the city and the country.

Jan 18 2019 Louisville Metro Council Offices closed on Monday, January 21st in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Louisville Metro Council Offices closed on Monday, January 21st in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Jan 18 2019 President James announces Chairs and Vice-Chairs for 2019 Metro Council Committees

Metro Council President David James (D-6) has announced the Chairs and Vice Chairs of the Metro Council’s Standing Committees for 2019. There will be ten standing committees in the coming year to focus on key issues and address the priorities and needs of Metro Government.

Jan 18 2019 CX Magazine Analyzes Nationals In Louisville
Click here for the the Cyclocross Magazine article by Zachary Schuster.

This article takes a look at Cyclocross event attendance over time to see if attendance at the Nationals event in Louisville was "big, small, or somewhere in between." 

Jan 17 2019 The Revolution Will Not Be Televised Edition of District 8 eNews is Live!
Jan 17 2019 Mayor Fischer: State of the City is strong; Louisville is well-positioned for the future; and we need to brag!

Delivering his ninth annual State of the City address from the Muhammad Ali Center on The Champ’s birthday, Mayor Greg Fischer today challenged the community to have the same courage, vision and determination that made Ali one of the most beloved, respected and well-known people the world has ever seen.

Jan 17 2019 Councilwoman Sexton Smith to partner with JBS to distribute fresh food products in District 4

In an effort to help those who have a hard time getting to a grocery for fresh food, Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith (D-4) is partnering with JBS (formerly Swift Co.) to distribute 75 fresh pork loins on Friday, January 18th.

Jan 16 2019 Mayor Fischer celebrates decision to rename Louisville airport to honor Muhammad Ali

Mayor Greg Fischer said he is pleased and proud of today’s decision by the Louisville Regional Airport Authority Board to rename the city’s airport for its native son Muhammad Ali.

The new name is Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport. The airport’s three-letter International Air Transport Association (IATA) Location Identifier – SDF – will not change.

Jan 16 2019 Seasonal shutdown of yard waste collection to begin

Yard waste collection season in the Urban Services District of Louisville will end after the January 19 collections. Regular yard waste collection will resume on April 1, 2019. During the suspension individual requests for collection may be made by calling Metro311 at 574-5000.

Those requests will be handled on an as needed basis rather than running crews fulltime on routes across the city.

Jan 15 2019 National Center for Healthy Housing Awards $20,000 grant to LMPHW for childhood lead poisoning prevention

The National Center for Healthy Housing in collaboration with the National Environmental Health Association, the National Association of City and County Health Officials and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials has awarded a $20,000 grant to the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness (LMPHW) to use as part of their strategy for childhood lead poisoning prevention.  The award also

Jan 15 2019 Streets for People, Council Member Coan on Bardstown Rd Safety Study
Click here to read the Insider Louisville interview with Metro Council Member Brandon Coan regarding the Bardstown Rd Safety Study.

Click here for more info on Streets for People and Bicycling for Louisville.

Jan 15 2019 Councilwoman Sexton Smith to kick off the first in a series of monthly “Cake Walks” with LMPD on Tuesday

January 15th is a very special day for Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith (D-4). She shares the same birth date as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and on this date the first in a series of monthly “Cake Walks” begin in the district.

Jan 15 2019 February at Locust Grove features a Winter’s Ball, Aaron Burr, and Bach

Aaron Burr, Sir: Happy Burrthday!
Sunday, February 3, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Jan 14 2019 Whooping Cough cases spike in Louisville

Officials recommend that doctors test for whooping cough and urge parents, caregivers and siblings to get a whooping cough booster

 

Jan 14 2019 Realigned Dixie/Broadway/18TH crossing opened

Mayor Greg Fischer today opened the newly realigned intersection of Eighteenth Street, Dixie Highway and Broadway to traffic. The realignment eliminated a traffic bottleneck where the three streets converge at a major West End development site.