Apr 23 2019 Council Members Yates and Blackwell host Family Movie Night at Southwest YMCA on Friday, April 26th

Council Members David Yates (D-25) and Rick Blackwell (D-12) invite the community to their annual Family Movie Night at the Southwest YMCA this coming Friday, April 26th featuring the 2018 animated film “Ralph Breaks the Internet”  It’s a free event for the entire family.

Apr 23 2019 Air Pollution Control District Proposed Permit

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue an operating permit to Conco, Inc. (manufacturer of US Military-grade ammunition cans and boxes), 4000 Oaklawn Drive, Louisville, KY 40219, in accordance with Regulation 2.16. The 30-day public comment period starts on April 25, 2019, and ends on May 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.

Apr 22 2019 Check Your Blind Spots national tour unites Louisville in addressing diversity & inclusion issues, April 22 - 26

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced the city will welcome the CEO Action Check Your Blind Spots unconscious bias tour Monday, April 22 – Friday, April 26, 2019. The national bus tour is made possible by CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion, the largest CEO-driven business commitment to improve diversity and inclusion within the workplace in the country.

Apr 19 2019 APCD Proposed Amendments to Regulations

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control Board opens a public comment period April 19, 2019, on proposed amendments to Regulations 1.02 Definitions, Version 15; 1.04 Performance Tests, Version 7; 1.15 Version of Federal Regulations Incorporated by Reference, Version 20; 6.13 Standard of Performance for Existing Storage Vessels for Volatile Organic Compounds, Version 8; 7.12 Standard of Performance for New Storage Vessels for Volatile Organic Compounds, Version 8; 6.21 Standard of Performance for Existing Gasoline Loading Facilities at Bulk Terminals, Version 3; 7.20 Standard of Performance for New Gasoline Loading Facilities at Bulk Terminals, Version 3; 6.31 Standard of Performance for Existing Miscellaneous Metal Parts and Products Surface Coating Operations, Version 7; 7.59 Standard of Performance for New Miscellaneous Metal Parts and Products Surface Coating Operations, Version 7; 7.02 Adoption of Federal New Source Performance Standards, Version 18 ; that were proposed on April 17, 2019. If adopted by the Board, the amendments to Regulations 1.02, 1.04, 6.13, 6.21, 6.31, 7.12, 7.20, and 7.59 will be submitted to US EPA for inclusion in the Kentucky State Implementation Plan.

Apr 18 2019 Measles and Chickenpox Vaccination Clinics to Be Held Tomorrow and Saturday

Measles Remerges in the U.S. with Six Current Outbreaks

 

In the wake of six current measles outbreaks throughout the United States, the University of Louisville Division of Infectious Diseases and the Department of Public Health and Wellness are teaming up to host two reduced-cost immunization clinics on for Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) and chickenpox April 19 and April 20.

Apr 17 2019 President James to unveil new sign honoring Barry Barker for his leadership at TARC and work in the community

He was a driving force behind the modernization and expansion of Louisville’s public transportation system. It is a system that handles the needs of a wide variety of commuters ranging from the poor and working people of the city and young and old. On Thursday, President David James (D-6) will honor the work and dedication of Barry Barker by officially dedicating an honorary street sign near the place where he worked.

Apr 17 2019 Yard waste start time changed

The volume of yard waste set out for collection by residents of Louisville’s Urban Services District has been very heavy since the April 1 start of yard waste collection season. The high volume has led to delayed or missed collections in some cases.

Apr 17 2019 Councilman Coan welcomes Congressman John Yarmuth for a very special 25th episode of Eight More Miles: the District 8 Podcast!

Available on iTunes, Soundcloud or your podcatcher of choice!

Apr 16 2019 Healthy Start Program Awarded $4.6 Million

Public Health and Wellness Initiative Works to Lower Infant Mortality and Improve Infant Health in West Louisville Neighborhoods

 

The Healthy Start Initiative of the Department of Public Health and Wellness has been awarded a five-year $4.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). 

Apr 16 2019 Air Pollution Control District Proposed Permit

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a FEDOOP operating permit to Thornton Transportation-Louisville Terminal (bulk liquid storage facility engaging in the wholesale of petroleum products), 7800 Cane Run Road, Louisville, KY 40258 in accordance with Regulation 2.17. This permit is being issued to change the ownership and name change from the acquisition that occurred at the facility. The 30-day public comment period starts on April 17, 2019, and ends on May 17, 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.

Apr 16 2019 Councilman Rick Blackwell announces music line-up for the 8th Annual Riverview Independence Festival

The Ohio River in Southwest Louisville will come alive with fireworks, fun, and a fresh musical line-up on Saturday, June 29th at the Riverview Independence Festival presented by Brown-Forman and Kosair Charities. 

Apr 15 2019 Councilwoman Purvis encourages the public to attend community meeting for a final update on the Shawnee Park MSD Basin Project Update

Councilwoman Donna Purvis (D-5) is encouraging the community to attend the meeting of the Shawnee Park MSD Basin Project on Tuesday, April 23rd. This will be the final meeting for the Shawnee Park project and MSD will be providing an update on the project and the date for the project dedication.

Apr 15 2019 City, Google Fiber reach agreement providing for restoration of infrastructure affected by Google Fiber construction

Google Fiber will pay $3.84 million to Louisville Metro Government (LMG) to restore roads and other public rights-of-way affected by its departing service in Louisville.

Apr 15 2019 Air Pollution Control District Proposed Permit

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a FEDOOP operating permit to Thornton Transportation-Louisville Terminal (bulk liquid storage facility engaging in the wholesale of petroleum products), 7800 Cane Run Road, Louisville, KY 40258 in accordance with Regulation 2.17. This permit is being issued to change the ownership and name change from the acquisition that occurred at the facility. The 30-day public comment period starts on April 15, 2019, and ends on May 15, 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.

Apr 15 2019 Louisville ECHO: A West Louisville Outdoor Recreation Initiative

The Natural Areas Division of Louisville (Kentucky) Parks is increasing equitable access to nature through its Louisville Is Engaging Children Outdoors (Louisville ECHO) initiative. The department is addressing social determinants of health by expanding environmental education and outdoor recreation programming within underserved communities, including communities of color in west Louisville, and the program has expanded steadily since its inception in 2008.