Jan 3 2019 Crisis Component of Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Begins Jan. 7
Residents with a past due amount on a current utility bill may apply for services

The annual program that helps prevent low income residents of Jefferson County from being disconnected from utility services will begin on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019.

Jan 2 2019 Mayor announces plan for expenditure of mid-year funds to address homelessness

Mayor Greg Fischer gathered today with Metro Council members, other city leaders and community outreach representatives to release Louisville Metro Government’s plan for using mid-year surplus funds to further address the needs of homeless individuals in our community.

The plan was formally presented to Council by the city’s Office of Resilience and Community Services in collaboration with the Coalition for the Homeless.

Dec 28 2018 2018 great year for small business growth in Louisville

2018 was a banner year for small business growth in Louisville Metro with 30 small businesses being approved for loans totaling nearly $2.3 million by the Louisville Metro Departments of Economic Development and Resilience and Community Services. The loans will leverage a total investment of nearly $12 million.  

Dec 28 2018 Ground broken on future Fairdale Village Green Park

A new park with a bandstand, a trailhead to the Louisville Loop and a memorial flag courtyard will be open for public use near the Fairdale Roundabout this summer.

District 13 Councilwoman Vicki Welch, Kentucky State Rep. Jeff Donohue, Louisville Metro Chief of Community Building Vincent James and others were on hand to help break ground at the four-acre park today in Fairdale.

Dec 27 2018 Mayor Fischer to deliver State of the City on Jan. 17 at Muhammad Ali Center

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced that he will deliver the 2019 State of the City address on Thursday, Jan. 17 at the Muhammad Ali Center in downtown Louisville.

 The address is traditionally delivered to the Downtown Rotary Club at the start of the new year, in various locations. This year’s site was chosen in part to recognize and celebrate Ali’s birthday.

Dec 27 2018 Center For Neighborhoods to reveal three new murals at Park DuValle neighborhood celebration

Center For Neighborhoods is pleased to announce the unveiling of the Southwick Community Center Murals Project. A community celebration will be held on Thursday, December 27 from 5:30pm - 7:00pm in the Sammy Moore Gymnasium of the Southwick Community Center, 3621 Southern Ave, Louisville, KY 40211. The celebration will include a formal dedication of the mural to the Park DuValle community, and locally curated music and community drumming provided by Jecorey Arthur of Athiri/WLOU.

Dec 26 2018 President James announces Historic City Hall Clock will shine blue in honor of fallen LMPD Detective

President David James (D-6) has announced the Historic City Hall Clock will shine in the color blue beginning today and until funeral services are held in honor of Detective Diedre Mengedoht of the LMPD 2nd Division.

Dec 24 2018 Air Pollution Control District Proposed Permit

            The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to revise an operating permit for Eckart America Corporation (home appliance manufacturer), 4101 Camp Ground Road, in accordance with Regulation 2.16. The 30-day public comment period starts December 29, 2018, and ends on January 28, 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.

Dec 24 2018 President James releases a statement on the death of an LMPD Officer following a tragic accident on I-64

On behalf of the Louisville Metro Council, President David James has released the following statement after learning of the death of an LMPD officer while on duty today.

Dec 23 2018 Winter Riding Tips from Louisville Cycling Podcast

Click here to listen to the Louisville Cycling Podcast episode on winter riding.

Listen to interviews with coaches and cyclists about tips and tricks to stay healthy on your ride.


Dec 21 2018 Inauguration for Mayor Greg Fischer and other local elected officials is set for Jan. 7 at Metro Hall

Mayor Greg Fischer, Louisville Metro Council members and other elected officials will be sworn in for new terms of office during a special inaugural ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7, 2019 at Louisville Metro Hall.

Dec 20 2018 Louisville Metro Government sets goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Louisville is joining cities across the globe by setting a goal of an 80 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Dec 19 2018 Christmas tree disposal options

Metro Public Works will provide curbside pickup of Christmas Trees within the Urban Services District (the old City of Louisville boundaries) after the holiday. Beginning Wednesday, December 26, residents with City curbside yard waste pickup may set their Christmas trees and greenery out on their regular collection day. Trees must not be in plastic bags, and all decorations must be removed.

Dec 19 2018 Holidays waste collection schedule

Solid waste collection services will be altered under the following schedule for the Christmas and New Year’s holiday weeks.

Garbage/yard waste/recycling

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