Dec 15 2014 Councilwoman Woolridge to join Kappa Alpha Psi and bring holiday cheer to families in need

Councilwoman Mary C. Woolridge will join members of the Louisville (KY) Alumni and Alpha Omicron (Undergraduate Members of the University of Louisville) Chapters of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and the Louisville Kappa League for a very special task on Saturday, December 20th.

Dec 12 2014 Proposed Title V Construction Permit for Clariant Corporation

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a construction permit to Clariant Corporation (Louisville West Plant) (inorganic chemicals manufacturing plant), 1227 South 12th Street, in accordance with Regulation 2.03.  The 30 day public comment period starts December 17, 2014, and ends on January 16, 2015. 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.

Dec 12 2014 Bike Sharing Public Input Meeting Set

Bike sharing is coming to Louisville. Our planned Bikeshare Program could launch as soon as next summer, making bikes available to all for short term use at about 30 sharing stations in and around downtown Louisville.

The public is invited to a meeting to talk about the idea, discuss tentatively selected station locations, and make suggestions for locations. The meeting is scheduled for December 16 at the Urban Design Studio, 507 S 3rd Street from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Dec 11 2014 Kindred Healthcare to Expand Corporate Headquarters in Louisville; Create 500 New Jobs

Kindred Healthcare is planning a major expansion of its corporate headquarters in downtown Louisville.

Governor Steve Beshear and Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Kindred Healthcare Operating Inc. is expected to create up to 500 full-time jobs and construct a new operations center in Theatre Square.

Dec 11 2014 Jefferson Memorial Forest Plans ‘Double Hike’ Day

 

Experience the beauty of a wintery landscape at Jefferson Memorial Forest on Saturday, December 20, when free guided hikes will be offered both morning and evening. All ages are welcome and each hike will begin and end around a warm fire at the forest’s Welcome Center, 11311 Mitchell Hill Road.

The first hike starts at 9 a.m. with hikers themselves choosing the trail the group will follow that morning, based on weather and trail conditions.

Dec 11 2014 Metro Parks Community Centers Ready To Provide Winter Break Fun for Youth

Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation once again welcomes children and teens to its community centers for special winter break programs. A full schedule of activities is planned, designed to keep youth engaged in positive and educational play during this out of school time, including arts and crafts, music, field trips, fitness, table games, swimming, dance, basketball tournaments, and much more.

Dec 11 2014 Hamilton announces next meeting of District 5 Neighborhood Advisory Committee set for Monday, December 15th

Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton is inviting residents to the next monthly meeting of the District 5 Neighborhood Advisory Committee on Monday, December 15th.

Dec 10 2014 Proposed Agreed Board Order with American Synthetic Rubber Company

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control Board will hold a public hearing on December 17, 2014, on a proposed Agreed Board Order with American Synthetic Rubber Company. ASRC is alleged to have violated District Regulations 1.07 (Excess Emissions during Startups, Shutdowns, and Upset Conditions) and 2.16 (Title V Operating Permits) at its facility located at 4500 Camp Ground Road.

Dec 10 2014 Louisville’s Unemployment Rate Lowest Since 2007

Louisville’s jobless rate in October is 5.2%, the lowest since November 2007 and evidence that the economy continues to improve. The October 2014 unemployment rate is down 2.5% from October 2013.

Dec 10 2014 MAYOR FISCHER JOINS JCPS EFFORT TO HELP STRUGGLING FAMILIES

Mayor Greg Fischer urges Louisville’s citizens to step up and volunteer for JCPS’s “Take What You Can Tote” clothing giveaway events in December.  The effort is a partnership between JCPS’s 15th District PTA Clothing Assistance Program, known as CAP, and Metro Government’ Office for Safe and Health Neighborhoods.  

Dec 10 2014 Beam Suntory to Bring Unique New Visitors Experience to 4th Street in Downtown Louisville

Beam Suntory, the world’s leading Bourbon maker, today announced plans to open a unique new visitors experience in the heart of Louisville’s 4th Street entertainment district in 2015.  

Dec 9 2014 Brightside Launches Green Living Neighborhood Certification Program

To encourage citizens and neighborhoods to go greener and more sustainable, Brightside has launched the Green Living Neighborhood Certification program, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.  The tiered certification program is designed to educate and encourage neighborhoods to adopt green practices and then recognize them for their achievements.

Dec 9 2014 Foster Grandparents Celebrate 42 Years of Service in Louisville

 

Metro Foster Grandparent Program encourages others to mentor children

 

The work of more than 88 foster grandparents who help mentor children will be honored at a special luncheon Dec. 11.  The holiday-themed event will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, 1701 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.

 

Dec 9 2014 Councilman James hosts Unity Holiday Celebration to usher in the holiday season in District 6

With the 2014 Holiday Season now underway, Councilman David James issues a holiday greeting and invitation to residents of District 6 to come out for this year’s Unity Holiday Celebration in California Leisure Park beginning at 6:00pm on Saturday, December 20th

Dec 8 2014 Zipcar Arrives in Louisville

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, is coming to Louisville. Zipcar members in the Louisville area are now able to reserve vehicles in the city from two spots leased by the Parking Authority of River City (PARC) at the Brown Hotel.

A self-serve, rentable vehicle, the two new Zipcars can be reserved by members via the Zipcar smartphone app.