Jun 1 2018 Employee at St. Matthews Denny’s diagnosed with hepatitis A virus

An employee of Denny’s restaurant at 4030 Dutchman’s Lane in St. Matthews has been diagnosed with acute hepatitis A.   Another employee at the same restaurant was diagnosed with acute hepatitis A in March.  The two cases are not related.

May 31 2018 Short Track Racing Kicks Off for Tenth Year in Louisville

See the Courier-Journal Article May 31, 2018

May 31 2018 CycLOUvia Returns to Frankfort Avenue on June 24

CycLOUvia, the popular event showcasing alternative transportation, is returning to Frankfort Avenue for the fifth time on Sunday, June 24, Mayor Greg Fischer announced. Frankfort Avenue from Pope Street to Stilz Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic from 2-6 p.m. Police will facilitate a motor crossing at Ewing Avenue. Many businesses along the corridor will be open and engaging the street with specials for the event.

May 31 2018 City implementing Historic Preservation Advisory Task Force recommendations

As National Historic Preservation Month comes to a close, Louisville Metro Government reports significant progress in implementing recommendations from the Historic Preservation Advisory Task Force’s May 2017 report to Mayor Greg Fischer.

The Task Force, comprised of preservation advocates, architects, developers and neighborhood representatives from across the community, received technical support from National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Preservation Green Lab.

May 30 2018 Heaven Hill Brands Announce Partnership for California Community Center Outdoor Recreation Space

Heaven Hill Brands announced today a partnership with Louisville Parks and Recreation to create a new outdoor recreation area at the California Community Center in West Louisville. Mayor Greg Fischer, Metro Council President David James, and Metro Parks Assistant Director Ben Johnson joined Heaven Hill Brands Chief Operating Officer Allan Latts to unveil plans including updated landscaping, permanent cornhole boards and chess sets.

May 29 2018 Nine businesses receive loans from city

Since March 2018, nine businesses have been approved for loans totaling nearly $1 million by the Louisville Metro Departments of Economic Development and Resilience and Community Services. The loans will leverage a total investment of more than $9 million and will assist the businesses to open, expand services or rehabilitate properties.

METCO business loans, administered through Department of Economic Development, have been awarded to the following businesses:

May 25 2018 Proposed Title V Construction Permit with Outer Loop Recycling & Disposal

Notice of Action on a Title V Construction Permit

May 25 2018 Louisville Metro Council Passes First in Nation Ordinance

Louisville Metro Council passed an Ordinance requiring nutritional standards and a healthy default beverage in children’s meals, the first in the nation to adopt the combined standards.  The so-called “healthy-by-default” rule that passed 13-11 by the Louisville Metro Council aims to tackle the city’s skyrocketing childhood obesity rate and worsening type II diabetes epidemic.  This Ordinance follows the National Restaurant Association’s “Kids Live Well” Program.

May 24 2018 SBA disaster loans available for Louisville businesses and residents impacted by storms and flooding

Louisville businesses and residents affected by the severe storms and heavy flooding from Feb. 21 through March 21, 2018, can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, officials announced Wednesday.

May 24 2018 No garbage collection on Memorial Day

There will be no residential garbage, bulky items, recycling or yard waste collection within the Louisville Metro Urban Services District (former Louisville city limits) on Memorial Day, Monday May 28. Collection through the week will be delayed by one day because of the holiday.

Residents who rely on private haulers for garbage, recycling and yard waste collection should consult those haulers about holiday collection schedules.

May 23 2018 Air Quality Alert for Friday (5/25)

News item about air quality alert for Friday (5/25).

May 23 2018 City drafting autonomous vehicle playbook in anticipation of new technology

Louisville Metro’s Office of Civic Innovation and Develop Louisville are seeking input from the public for an Autonomous Vehicle (AV) Playbook to help the city proactively prepare for the impact of autonomous vehicles on transportation.

The public meeting to discuss the playbook and potential strategies for integrating AV technology will be held on Wednesday, May 30 at 6:30 p.m. at LouieLab (745 W. Main Street).

May 23 2018 Participatory Budgeting, Safety Study Results, Demolition Policy and more in the newest edition of District 8 eNews!

May 22 2018 Louisville Earns Bronze Medal on Policies that Improve Residents’ Health and Quality of Life
Louisville makes progress in promoting health and quality of life, according to new CityHealth report

Louisville earned a bronze medal in an evaluation of whether its policies improve residents’ health and quality of life, according to the CityHealth initiative’s updated city ratings.

May 22 2018 Electric Fans Needed for Local Seniors and Disabled Residents

Donations accepted through June 11; Fan giveaway on June 16