Jan 16 2019 Seasonal shutdown of yard waste collection to begin

Yard waste collection season in the Urban Services District of Louisville will end after the January 19 collections. Regular yard waste collection will resume on April 1, 2019. During the suspension individual requests for collection may be made by calling Metro311 at 574-5000.

Those requests will be handled on an as needed basis rather than running crews fulltime on routes across the city.

Jan 15 2019 National Center for Healthy Housing Awards $20,000 grant to LMPHW for childhood lead poisoning prevention

The National Center for Healthy Housing in collaboration with the National Environmental Health Association, the National Association of City and County Health Officials and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials has awarded a $20,000 grant to the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness (LMPHW) to use as part of their strategy for childhood lead poisoning prevention.  The award also

Jan 15 2019 Streets for People, Council Member Coan on Bardstown Rd Safety Study
Click here to read the Insider Louisville interview with Metro Council Member Brandon Coan regarding the Bardstown Rd Safety Study.

Click here for more info on Streets for People and Bicycling for Louisville.

Jan 15 2019 Councilwoman Sexton Smith to kick off the first in a series of monthly “Cake Walks” with LMPD on Tuesday

January 15th is a very special day for Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith (D-4). She shares the same birth date as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and on this date the first in a series of monthly “Cake Walks” begin in the district.

Jan 15 2019 February at Locust Grove features a Winter’s Ball, Aaron Burr, and Bach

Aaron Burr, Sir: Happy Burrthday!
Sunday, February 3, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Jan 14 2019 Whooping Cough cases spike in Louisville

Officials recommend that doctors test for whooping cough and urge parents, caregivers and siblings to get a whooping cough booster

 

Jan 14 2019 Realigned Dixie/Broadway/18TH crossing opened

Mayor Greg Fischer today opened the newly realigned intersection of Eighteenth Street, Dixie Highway and Broadway to traffic. The realignment eliminated a traffic bottleneck where the three streets converge at a major West End development site.

Jan 14 2019 Grace Period to obtain Pig Permit from LMAS ends Jan. 28th

Pot-bellied pigThe Louisville Metro Council has amended an ordinance which revised requirements for swine kept as pets in Jefferson County, and granted own

Jan 11 2019 Sledding hills to be open following local snow events

Jan 11 2019 Mayor Fischer honors JCPS board chair Diane Porter with the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Award

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced that Diane Porter, educator and Jefferson County Public Schools board chair, is the 2019 recipient of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Award.

Jan 9 2019 “Meet with Bill” on Wednesday, January 23

Councilman Bill Hollander is inviting District 9 residents to come out to the next “Meet with Bill” on Wednesday, January 23, 2019.      

“We are always happy to hear from constituents. To make those meetings more convenient, we hold office hours at various places around the district in addition to our regular, evening D9 Community Conversations,” says Hollander.

Jan 8 2019 The first 2019 District 12 “Coffee with your Councilman” set for this weekend on Saturday, January 12th

Councilman Rick Blackwell invites District 12 constituents to join him for the first “Coffee with your Councilman” of 2019. This event will take place on Saturday, January 12th at Panera Bread (6900 Dixie Hwy) from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

Jan 7 2019 Mayor Fischer pledges ‘fierce sense of urgency’ in third term, with focus on equity, education and tech development

Mayor Greg Fischer pledged today to bring the same energy, innovation and commitment to his third term as when he first took office in 2011, saying he and his team “are dreaming even bigger, and will move even faster and work even harder in the days ahead.”

Jan 7 2019 Mayor Fischer's prepared remarks for his third inauguration

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer's prepared remarks for his third inauguration, Jan. 9, 2019:

 

Thank you.

Thanks to my family: 

My wife Alex and our children – Eleni and Cody, George, Nick, Mary

My siblings, Lynn, Mark, Paul and Chris

My wonderful parents, Mary Lee and George

My mother-in-law Eleni.

And a special recognition for my father-in-law Nick Gerassimides, who peacefully passed away just two weeks ago.

Jan 7 2019 Councilman Pat Mulvihill elected 2019 Majority Leader

On Thursday, members of the Democratic Caucus elected Councilman Pat Mulvihill (D-10) to serve as Majority Caucus Chair for 2019. The position also carries with it the title of President Pro Tem of the Metro Council. The Caucus elected Councilwoman Jessica Green (D-1) to serve as Vice-Chair.