Mar 12 2018 Louisville Metro and Airbnb announce tax agreement

Louisville Metro and Airbnb announced today the finalization of an agreement that will allow the company to collect and remit taxes on behalf of its hosts in Louisville and Jefferson County. Effective April 1, Airbnb will automatically collect and remit the Louisville Transient Room Tax (8.5%) for taxable bookings. The agreement allows Louisville to fully benefit from people visiting and staying longer through home sharing.

Mar 12 2018 The next District 12 “Coffee with your Councilman” set for Saturday, March 17th

Councilman Rick Blackwell announces the next “Coffee with your Councilman” is set for Saturday, March 17th.  It is an opportunity for District 12 residents to meet with their Councilman.  

Mar 12 2018 Councilman Hollander invites District 9 residents to “Meet with Bill” on Wednesday, March 21st

Councilman Bill Hollander is inviting District 9 residents to come out to the bi-monthly “Meet with Bill” meeting on Wednesday, March 21st.   

"We are always happy to hear from constituents.  To make those meetings more convenient, we’ll be holding office hours at various places around the district in addition to our regular, evening D9 Community Conversations,” says Hollander.

Mar 10 2018 Employee at St. Matthews Denny’s diagnosed with Hepatitis A virus

A former employee at the Denny’s restaurant located at 4030 Dutchman’s Lane in St. Matthews has been diagnosed with acute hepatitis A. 

Mar 9 2018 Assistance available for residents impacted by Louisville flooding

Mayor Greg Fischer joined with U of L Football Coach Bobby Petrino today to announce plans for a special flood relief fund to help aid families who have been hit hard by the flooding.

The fund was created with a $100,000 donation from Bobby and Becky Petrino and the Petrino Family Foundation, as part of its #LoveLouisville campaign, and will go to families displaced by the flood, as well as to help people cover some of their clean-up and recovery costs.

Mar 9 2018 Bonnycastle Hill Restoration Project In Cherokee Park

Bonnycastle Pavilion SketchOlmsted Parks Conservancy and Louisville Parks & Recreation have begun a $1,100,000 restoration project in the Bonnycastle Hill/Hogan Founta

Mar 8 2018 Pothole Blitz 2018 Underway

Mayor Greg Fischer today helped launch the 2018 Pothole Blitz being conducted by Louisville Metro’s Department of Public Works. Department crews work across the city in a grid pattern in a concentrated effort each year to patch potholes created by the repeated freeze-thaw cycles of winter.

Mar 8 2018 LIHEAP closes following depletion of funds, improvements to sign up process

The funds for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) program were exhausted this year earlier than usual, following high demand and steps taken by the Office of Resilience and Community Services (RCS) to make requesting easier for qualified residents.

Mar 8 2018 Louisville Metro earns 2018 Readiness Challenge Grant

Smart Cities CouncilLouisville Metro is among five recipients of the Smart Cities Council’s 2018 Readiness Challenge Grants, which will provide mentoring and tailored products and services to acce

Mar 8 2018 Southwest Council Members encourage everyone to check out the Discover Dixie Expo on Saturday, March 10th

This Saturday, more than 60 businesses will gather at the Discover Dixie Expo to showcase everything from education, financial services, healthcare and fitness to home improvement, computer and technical needs.

Mar 8 2018 Councilman Lanshima puts out the call for volunteers for District 21 Neighborhood Cleanups

Councilman Vitalis Lanshima is encouraging people all over District 21 to come together and help with neighborhood cleanups on Saturday March 10th.

Mar 7 2018 Councilman Yates and Louisville Parks and Recreation move forward with new project for Waverly Park

Construction will soon get underway on a $330,000 project for new restrooms and other utility services for the people who use Waverly Park in Southwestern Metro Louisville.        “This is a great day for the families and neighbors who use Waverly Park for fun, exercise and recreation,” says Councilman David Yates (D-25). 

Mar 6 2018 Summer Resource Fair for Youth on March 10

Louisville families with children of all ages are invited to a free resource fair showcasing summer activities for children, youth, and families on Saturday, March 10.  Themed “SOAR” which stands for Summer Opportunities and Resource Fair, the event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the DuValle Education Center gym, 3610 Bohne Ave.

Mar 6 2018 Louisville Affordable Housing Trust Fund allocates FY18 funds

The Louisville Affordable Housing Trust Fund (LAHTF) has announced the allocation of FY18 funds. LAHTF allocated about $8.76 million to 22 different projects which will assist in the creation or preservation of 1,115 units to projects in 8 Metro Council Districts.

Because of Trust Fund dollars, 775 of these units will be updated and upgraded while maintaining their affordability. 340 of the units will be brand new, through new construction or renovation of a vacant property.  

Mar 6 2018 Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing to host Easter Egg Hunt

After a successful inaugural event last year that saw more than 1,000 children attend, Louisville Parks and Recreation is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt at Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing on Saturday, March 24.