Nov 12 2018 Mayor Fischer, partners announce federal grant to launch trauma resilient community initiative

Mayor Greg Fischer and officials with the University of Louisville and Centerstone Kentucky announced today that the city has been awarded a $5 million, five-year federal grant to launch an initiative to promote resilience and equity for Louisville families and young people most affected by trauma, inequity and violence.

Nov 12 2018 Public Works Committee to hold last of two public hearings on the proposed Itinerant Vendors, Peddlers and Solicitors Ordinance

The Metro Council’s Public Works, Facilities, Transportation and Accessibility Committee will hold the last of two public hearings on the proposed Itinerant Vendors, Peddlers and Solicitors Ordinance this Tuesday, November 13th at its regularly scheduled meeting beginning at 3:00pm.

Nov 12 2018 Public Works Committee to hold last of two public hearings on the proposed Itinerant Vendors, Peddlers and Solicitors Ordinance

The Metro Council’s Public Works, Facilities, Transportation and Accessibility Committee will hold the last of two public hearings on the proposed Itinerant Vendors, Peddlers and Solicitors Ordinance this Tuesday, November 13th at its regularly scheduled meeting beginning at 3:00pm.

Nov 11 2018 Councilwoman Hamilton invites the community to Memorial Tribute for Officer Bertha Par Whedbee

On Tuesday, November 13th a special ceremony will pay tribute to Officer Bertha Par Whedbee, who in 1922 became the first African American female to join the Louisville Police Department.

Nov 11 2018 Councilwomen Sexton Smith to unveil new sign honoring the life and legacy of Alberta Jones

An African American pioneer for civil rights in Louisville will be honored with an honorary sign to commemorate her life and legacy. On Monday November 12th Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith (D-4) will join the family and friends of the Alberta Odell Jones and unveil an honorary sign at the corner of Dr. W.J. Hodge Street and West Broadway for her work toward fairness and equality for all in Metro Louisville.

Nov 9 2018 Listen to episode 20 of the 8 More Miles podcast with guest Stephen George now!

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Nov 9 2018 Planning & Design Services to hold Land Development Code public meetings to increase and preserve tree canopy

In response to the passage of a Metro Council resolution, Louisville Metro’s Planning & Design Services, the city’s agency responsible for reviewing development applications and ensuring they align with our planning and zoning regulations, will hold public meetings to engage with the public on an update of Chapter 10 of the Land Development Code. Chapter 10 concerns trees, landscaping and open space.

Nov 8 2018 Louisville is battle ready for snow season

Joined by the 265 regular members of the Louisville Metro Snow Team, Mayor Greg Fischer declared today that the city is battle ready for winter 2018-19. Mayor Fischer also named dozens of Jefferson County Public School students as honorary members of the Snow Team.

Nov 7 2018 The Election Hangover Edition of District 8 eNews is Live!
Nov 6 2018 Community-Wide Planting Day works for a greener Louisville

Brightside will hold its fall planting event Saturday, November 10 along West Broadway. Volunteers will join Brightside, who has partnered with the Division of Community Forestry and corporate sponsors to plant approximately 115 trees on West Broadway between 22nd and 37th streets.

Nov 6 2018 LMAS to hold Low-Cost Rabies Vaccination Clinic

Mobile Clinic to offer Microchipping and Pet Licensing purchase/renewal for Jefferson County Residents

Nov 6 2018 Air Pollution Control District Proposed Permit

 The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue an operating permit for Reynolds Consumer Products LLC (commercial aluminum foil production), 2827 Hale Avenue, in accordance with Regulation 2.16. This is a standard permit renewal. The 30-day public comment period starts November 8, 2018, and ends on December 8, 2018.  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.

Nov 6 2018 Air Pollution Control District Proposed Permit

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue an operating permit for LG&E Zorn Generating Station (peak load electrical generating station), 3001 Upper River Road, in accordance with Regulation 2.16. This is a standard permit renewal. The 30-day public comment period starts November 8, 2018, and ends on December 8, 2018.  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.

Nov 5 2018 Road safety, parking improvements at Colonial Gardens

Mayor Greg Fischer today joined south and southwest Metro Council members, and representatives from Underhill Associates and the Southwest Dream Team to celebrate the ongoing progress of the $5 million redevelopment of historic Colonial Gardens, and to highlight the work being done to create a safer pedestrian crossing, additional parking, and the addition of a new TARC bus stop next to the project.

Nov 5 2018 Louisville again among top “Digital Cities” in U.S.

Digital Cities 2018Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Louisville has again been ranked a top digital city in the U.S., placing third in the Center for Digital Government’