Apr 16 2015 Mayor, Volunteers Set to Launch Annual Week of Service

Volunteers will help distribute toys and other items to needy children. Abandoned homes will be rebuilt for deserving families. Elementary students will hold a read-a-thon to fight child abuse and volunteers will build “Little Libraries” to place in West Louisville neighborhoods.

Apr 16 2015 Metro Council asks Planning Commission to review the Traditional Neighborhood Zoning District regulations

In a unanimous vote, the Louisville Metro Council has approved a resolution asking for a review and evaluation of the effectiveness of the Traditional Neighborhood Zone District regulations

Apr 16 2015 Metro Council passes ordinance to license and regulate Pop Up Parties to create safe atmosphere for young people

They are parties that happen in abandoned warehouses, empty storefronts and occasionally in a building that was subleased from an unsuspecting owner.  There is little to no trained security and the structure is not always safe.  That will soon change. By a vote of 25 to ) with one abstention, the Louisville Metro Council has passed a new ordinance that will crack down on so called Pop up Parties that will now require licensing and trained security to keep party goers safe

Apr 16 2015 Metro Council passes ordinances requiring the licensing of boarding and lodging houses in Metro Louisville

After a year of listening to concerns of neighbors over the growing problem of unlicensed boarding and lodging houses, the Metro Council has approved two new ordinances to get such businesses better regulated

Apr 15 2015 Councilman James partners with University of Louisville for U of L Day of Service in Districts 6 and 15 on Friday, April 17th

Councilman David James (D-6) is partnering with the University of Louisville to help make a difference in the California Neighborhood as part of U of L’s first ever Day of Service on Friday, April 17th

Apr 14 2015 Councilman Blackwell brings “Shakespeare in the Parks” to Riverview Park on Sunday, April 19th

Councilman Rick Blackwell (D-12) announces “Shakespeare in the Parks” will bring its 2015 touring production of Macbeth to Riverview Park on Sunday, April 19th beginning at 12:00 p.m.

Apr 14 2015 Councilwoman Shanklin presents “Shakespeare in the Parks” production of Macbeth to Petersburg Park on April 19th

Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin (D-2) is bring something special to the Newburg area when she hosts a special free event on Sunday, April 19th as “Shakespeare in the Parks” brings Macbeth to Petersburg Park.

Apr 13 2015 Councilman Bill Hollander says park the car and walk or bring your bike to CycLOUvia on Frankfort Avenue

Louisville – In an effort to show how easy it is to get around on a bike or on foot on one of Metro Louisville’s most popular streets, Frankfort Avenue will become a paved park for the next CycLOUvia event set for Sunday, April 19th.

Apr 10 2015 The Annual Ninth District Spring Cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, April 18th

Louisville - Spring is here and District 9 is ready to shake off the cold of winter and embrace warmer temperatures and sunny days as Councilman Bill Hollander puts out the call for volunteers to help clean up the district.

“Like many people, I am ready for spring and with spring comes a little spring cleaning,” says Hollander. “On Saturday April 18th, our volunteers will join hundreds of others all over Louisville Metro by picking up trash and clearing away winter debris.”

Apr 9 2015 Engineers say buildings must be removed immediately due to imminent safety concern

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Engineers say buildings must be removed immediately due to imminent safety concern  

Apr 8 2015 Mayor seeks federal disaster aid for flooding

Mayor Greg Fischer says the city is moving quickly to seek federal disaster assistance for both individual and public damage and losses stemming from the record rainfall last week.

Apr 7 2015 Cyclouvia Returns to Frankfort Avenue on Sunday, April 19th

Cyclouvia - the popular event showcasing alternative transportation - is returning to a two-mile stretch of Frankfort Avenue on Sunday, April 19th, Mayor Greg Fischer announced.

Frankfort Avenue from Pope Street to Stilz Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic from 2-6 p.m. During the event, the two middle lanes of Frankfort Avenue will be open to bicycle use, and the two outer curb lanes will be used only for pedestrians and other non-bicycle usage.

Apr 7 2015 Councilman Magre invites District 10 to “Shakespeare in the Parks” in Emerson Parks on Friday, April 10th

Councilman Steve Magre (D-10) is hosting a special event for residents in and around Emerson Park in the Schnitzelburg neighborhood as  “Shakespeare in the Parks” brings Macbeth to the park on Friday, April 10th at 6:00pm.

Apr 7 2015 Councilman James brings “Shakespeare in the Parks” production of Macbeth to South Central Park on April 11th

After a successful inaugural year, Councilman David James and other Metro Council members are partnering again with Kentucky Shakespeare for “Shakespeare in the Parks. Councilman James announces South Central Park will present a free production of Macbeth on Saturday, April 11th.

Apr 6 2015 Sixteen Small Businesses Receive Loans Totaling $115,000

Louisville Community Services’ Agency Loans help local businesses grow and develop 

Loans totaling $115,000 have been awarded to 16 small businesses to help them start or expand. The loans are part of a program to support microbusinesses – those with five or fewer employees – created by the Louisville Metro Department of Community Services.