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 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 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 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!
Apr 24 2019 Mayor Fischer makes multiple appointments to Metro Government leadership

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced promotions for multiple Louisville Metro Government officials who have been running the Louisville Metro Office for Performance Improvement, Louisville Metro Criminal Justice Commission, the Transit Authority of River City, Louisville Free Public Library, Louisville Metro Parks & Recreation, Louisville Metro Department of Economic Development, and Louisville Metro Office for Housing and Community Development on

Apr 23 2019 Council Members Yates and Blackwell host Family Movie Night at Southwest YMCA on Friday, April 26th

Council Members David Yates (D-25) and Rick Blackwell (D-12) invite the community to their annual Family Movie Night at the Southwest YMCA this coming Friday, April 26th featuring the 2018 animated film “Ralph Breaks the Internet”  It’s a free event for the entire family.

Apr 23 2019 Air Pollution Control District Proposed Permit

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue an operating permit to Conco, Inc. (manufacturer of US Military-grade ammunition cans and boxes), 4000 Oaklawn Drive, Louisville, KY 40219, in accordance with Regulation 2.16. The 30-day public comment period starts on April 25, 2019, and ends on May 28, 2019. A public hearing may be scheduled if the District determines that there are germane, unresolved issues or substantial public interest, in accordance with Regulation 2.07.

Apr 22 2019 Check Your Blind Spots national tour unites Louisville in addressing diversity & inclusion issues, April 22 - 26

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced the city will welcome the CEO Action Check Your Blind Spots unconscious bias tour Monday, April 22 – Friday, April 26, 2019. The national bus tour is made possible by CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion, the largest CEO-driven business commitment to improve diversity and inclusion within the workplace in the country.

Apr 19 2019 APCD Proposed Amendments to Regulations

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control Board opens a public comment period April 19, 2019, on proposed amendments to Regulations 1.02 Definitions, Version 15; 1.04 Performance Tests, Version 7; 1.15 Version of Federal Regulations Incorporated by Reference, Version 20; 6.13 Standard of Performance for Existing Storage Vessels for Volatile Organic Compounds, Version 8; 7.12 Standard of Performance for New Storage Vessels for Volatile Organic Compounds, Version 8; 6.21 Standard of Performance for Existing Gasoline Loading Facilities at Bulk Terminals, Version 3; 7.20 Standard of Performance for New Gasoline Loading Facilities at Bulk Terminals, Version 3; 6.31 Standard of Performance for Existing Miscellaneous Metal Parts and Products Surface Coating Operations, Version 7; 7.59 Standard of Performance for New Miscellaneous Metal Parts and Products Surface Coating Operations, Version 7; 7.02 Adoption of Federal New Source Performance Standards, Version 18 ; that were proposed on April 17, 2019. If adopted by the Board, the amendments to Regulations 1.02, 1.04, 6.13, 6.21, 6.31, 7.12, 7.20, and 7.59 will be submitted to US EPA for inclusion in the Kentucky State Implementation Plan.

Apr 18 2019 Measles and Chickenpox Vaccination Clinics to Be Held Tomorrow and Saturday

Measles Remerges in the U.S. with Six Current Outbreaks


In the wake of six current measles outbreaks throughout the United States, the University of Louisville Division of Infectious Diseases and the Department of Public Health and Wellness are teaming up to host two reduced-cost immunization clinics on for Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) and chickenpox April 19 and April 20.