May 2 2019 Location and Meeting Changes for Minority Caucus

Louisville, KY: The Minority Caucus of the Louisville Metro Council announces the movement of their weekly meetings from Room 207 to Room 200 of City Hall (601 W. Jefferson Street). The Caucus will continue to meet in room 200 until the end of the Metro Budget Cycle (July 1, 2019).  

The Minority Caucus will not meet today, May 2, 2019, and will return to meeting weekly next Thursday, May 9, 2019 at our new location.

May 2 2019 Air Pollution Control District Proposed Permit

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to renew a FEDOOP operating permit for Superior Solvents & Chemical, Inc. (solvent and chemical distributor), 4211 Bramers Lane, 40216 in accordance with Regulation 2.17. This action is being issued to renew the operating permit. The 30-day public comment period starts on May 3, 2019, and ends on June 3, 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.

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.

May 1 2019 Air Pollution Control District Proposed Permit

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a construction permit to GE Appliances, A Haier Company (residential appliance manufacturer), 4000 Buechel Bank Road, Louisville, 40231, in accordance with Regulation 2.03. The project is to install a new drawing compound applicator and modify an existing drawing compound applicator. This equipment is used in conjunction with metal-forming equipment used to fabricate clothes dryer drums. The 30-day public comment period starts on May 2, 2019, and ends on June 3, 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.

May 1 2019 New Dixie Highway Project entering critical stage

Crews on The New Dixie Highway Project will begin installing medians next week between Upper Hunters Trace and Heaton Road. This means the crews are launching a critical part of the project almost a month ahead of schedule.

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.  

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 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

Background:

  • 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.

 

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