May 1 2019 Mayor Fischer makes annual Derby wager with Ocala Mayor

Mayor Greg Fischer and Ocala (Fla.) Mayor Kent Guinn today made their annual wager on the Kentucky Derby, placing a bottle of Woodford Reserve bourbon and Ocala brandy on the line.

This is the sixth year of the friendly wager between the mayors of the two cities, both of which are steeped in thoroughbred tradition and consider themselves spirited rivals for the status of Horse Capital of the World.  

May 1 2019 Neighborhood Place partners host a Women’s Empowerment Group, the BB&T Bank Bus and more

Each month, Neighborhood Place partners sponsor numerous events and resources to benefit the entire family.  Activities in May include a free, eight-week Women’s Empowerment Group, the BB&T Bank Bus which provides free credit report and other financial services, the “Eat This Not That” workshop, and much more. To get more details about these offerings, please refer to the list below.

Apr 30 2019 Louisville Metro Council Open Records Requests can now be filed online by the public

The Louisville Metro Council is now offering an additional way for the public to make an Open Records Request. A new form has been created for online requests for public information.

Apr 29 2019 Women’s empowerment series stresses building support, healthy relationships

Women of all ages are invited to a free, eight-week series focusing on educating and empowering women by building knowledge and skills in multiple areas.  Starting Monday, May 6, 2019, the “Women’s Empowerment Group” will feature practical tips on weekly topics including relationships, parenting, mental and physical health, education, employment, and finances.

Apr 29 2019 Councilwoman Sexton Smith encourages the community to participate in the 2nd Annual “Quiet Louisville”

In an effort to help everyone slow down and handle the chaos of Kentucky Derby Week and everyday life, there is an event which can help show you a way to take a step back and take a deep breath. Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith (D-4) is encouraging everyone to participate in the 2nd Annual “Quiet Louisville” on Tuesday, April 30th.

Apr 29 2019 Councilman Triplett and Churchill Downs officials honorarily rename Central Avenue “John S. Asher Way” in honor of the beloved racing icon

For more than 20 years, he was known as the man who knew just about any or everything when it came to the Kentucky Derby and thoroughbred racing. He was an ambassador for the Historic Churchill Downs Racetrack and one of the friendliest people you would ever meet. On Monday, a section of Central Avenue, in front of the place where he loved to work, was honorarily named “John S. Asher Way” for the late Vice President of Racing Communications who passed away in August of 2018.

Apr 28 2019 Thousands of Cyclists Ride Tour de Lou

Click here to read and watch coverage of Tour de Lou, Kentucky Derby Festival's annual bike ride.

Apr 25 2019 Mayor Fischer presents austere budget that manages impact of growing state pension obligation while minimizing cuts on most vulnerable
  • Brings businessman’s approach to addressing $35 million deficit after Metro Council rejects revenue proposal
  • Vows to work for additional revenue to prevent worsening cuts as pension tab increases in coming years
Apr 25 2019 Budget key points


  • City is facing a $35 million shortfall in FY2020, driven largely by the impact of a state pension obligation that is growing by about 12 percent a year.
  • Mayor proposed a revenue plan to avoid drastic cuts; Metro Council rejected that plan.
  • Despite pension challenge, our city has great momentum: 80,000 new jobs, 2700 new businesses, $13 billion in capital.
Apr 25 2019 Mayor Greg Fischer's prepared budget address

Mayor Greg Fischer's prepared budget address, April 25, 2019.

Learn more about the proposal here.


Thank you. 

Thank you for your service in both a promising and a challenging time.

Apr 25 2019 Metro Council Budget Committee Announces Hearing Schedule for FY20 Capital and Operating Budgets

Louisville Metro Council’s Budget Committee has released its schedule for reviewing Mayor Greg Fischer’s proposed 2019 -2020 Capital and Operating Budgets.

Apr 25 2019 Councilwoman Sexton Smith encourages everyone to come out and enjoy Shakespeare in the Parks this Sunday, April 28th

It is the classic play of political ambition that leads to murder and tyranny. Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith (D-4) invites the community to a free presentation of “Macbeth”, this year’s Shakespeare in the Parks event presented by Kentucky Shakespeare.

Apr 24 2019 Mayor’s 2019 Give A Day Week breaks last year’s record with more than 235,000 volunteers and acts of compassion

With volunteers cleaning neighborhoods, donating bikes to refugees, building beds for local youth and collecting canned goods and personal care items, Mayor Greg Fischer’s eighth annual Give A Day Week of Service made a big impact on the city and amounted to more than 235,000 acts of volunteerism and compassion during the week that ended Saturday, April 20, 2019.

Apr 24 2019 Bloomberg Philanthropies announces Louisville as an American city best at using data to improve residents’ lives in 2019

Second annual What Works Cities Certification recognizes Louisville for using data and evidence to solve local issues and prepare for future challenges

Apr 24 2019 The Deal Edition of District 8 eNews is live!