Jan 30 2019 Metro Council Budget Committee will be updated Thursday, January 31st on efforts to create low barrier shelters

Members of the Metro Council’s Budget Committee will be updated on progress being made to create low barrier shelters and other programs for the homeless on Thursday, January 31st.

Jan 30 2019 Joe Creason Park Bridge will be Closed for construction starting Feb. 1

The walking bridge in the north section of Joe Creason Park that crosses Beargrass Creek near Bellarmine will be closed for a construction project beginning Feb. 1, 2019 for repairs.

Repairs are expected to take up to 2 months.

Jan 28 2019 Air Pollution Control District Proposed Permit

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue an administrative revision for ownership change to the operating permit for DuPont Specialty Products USA, LLC (manufactures vinyl fluoride), 4250 Camp Ground Road, in accordance with Regulation 2.16.  The 30-day public comment period starts on January 31, 2019, and ends on March 4, 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.

Jan 28 2019 Mayor Fischer, community leaders announce free tax preparation service for eligible Louisville residents

Mayor Greg Fischer and other leaders today announced the opening of free federal and state income tax preparation for eligible residents.

The Louisville Asset Building Coalition’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, or VITA, and AARP Tax Aide programs provide trained, IRS-certified volunteers to offer free tax services at 17 sites across the city. The service is available to individuals and families who earned less than $64,000 in 2018.

Jan 28 2019 High Number of Flu Cases Reported

The week of January 20 - 26 yielded the highest number of confirmed cases reported in one week for this flu season:

Jan 25 2019 Ohio River Greenway Park Development
Click here to read the Courier Journal coverage of the proposed plan for a park near the Falls of the Ohio along the Ohio River Greenway by the River Heritage Conservancy.

 

Click here to take the survey about the proposal.
Jan 25 2019 Air Pollution Control District Proposed Permit

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to revise a construction permit for American Synthetic Rubber Company (synthetic rubber production), 4500 Camp Ground Road, in accordance with Regulation 2.03. The purpose of the revision is to clarify the following Strategic Toxic Air Reduction (STAR) requirements in the Plantwide STAR Requirements section of the construction permit: Specific Conditions S1.b.i.; S1.b.ii.; S3.c.i.; S3.d.i.; S3.d.ii.; S3.e.i.; S3.e.ii.; and S3.e.iii. The 30-day public comment period starts on January 27, 2019, and ends on February 26, 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.

Jan 25 2019 News and Updates
The Revenue Commission is adding updated information to our News and Updates page monthly. Click here to be taken to the News and Updates Page.
Jan 25 2019 City will file appeal to Landmarks Commission for removal of Castleman monument

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that the city will appeal a Cherokee Triangle Architectural Review Committee (ARC) vote that effectively denied a city plan to remove the John B. Castleman monument from its current location.

In a meeting Wednesday, ARC tied 3-3 on the city’s application to move the statue; without a majority of votes in support of the application, it was effectively denied. The city’s appeal will be submitted to the Landmarks Commission within the next 30 days.

Jan 23 2019 $34 million mixed-use development planned west of Ninth

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced the historic, long vacant warehouse located at 1405 W. Broadway has been acquired by the Housing Partnership Inc. (HPI) to be redeveloped into a $34 million mixed-use development.

Jan 23 2019 Councilwoman Purvis announces new satellite office will open for District 5 residents

Councilwoman Donna Purvis announces that beginning in February, a new satellite office will open for District 5 residents to let her know their thoughts and issues.

Jan 22 2019 Listen to the latest episode of the 8 More Miles podcast with Metro United Way'sTheresa Reno-Weber!

Available on iTunes, Soundcloud or your podcatcher of choice. 

Jan 22 2019 Mayor's Office and Fund for the Arts announce new mural festival

Mayor Greg Fischer together with Fund for the Arts, the Imagine Greater Louisville 2020 Steering Committee and Louisville Visual Art today announced a transformational two-week mural festival set to launch in fall of 2019. The Imagine Mural Festival will bring talented artists from Louisville and beyond together to create artworks that uncover the untold stories of one of Louisville’s historic neighborhoods with the Smoketown neighborhood hosting the mural festival this year.

Jan 22 2019 Air Pollution Control District Proposed Permit

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to renew a FEDOOP operating permit for AI International (metal fabrication facility), 8055 National Turnpike, Louisville, KY 40214 in accordance with Regulation 2.17. This is a standard FEDOOP renewal. The 30-day public comment period starts on January 23, 2019, and ends on February 22, 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.

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.