Jun 25 2019 Metro Council Approves the FY 2019-2020 Operating and Capital Budgets

By a vote of 24 to 1, the Louisville Metro Council has approved the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Operating Budget for Metro Government. In a unanimous vote, the Council has approved the 2019-2020 Fiscal Year Capital Budget for Metro Government. 

Jun 25 2019 Mayor Greg Fischer's statement on the Metro Council budget approval

"Metro Council has approved a budget that reflects the difficult realities caused by our increasing state pension obligation. This increasing obligation is not the fault of Metro Council nor my office; however, when faced with the choice to raise revenue to prevent reductions in services to our citizens, Metro Council voted against new revenue.

"This budget is not what a thriving city like ours deserves, and it is not the budget that any of us want.

Jun 24 2019 Mayor Fischer, Louisville Free Public Library officially open new Northeast Regional

 Mayor Greg Fischer and Louisville Free Public Library officials welcomed the public today to the new Northeast Regional Library located at 15 Bellevoir Circle off Ormsby Station Road in Lyndon.

Jun 20 2019 The Solstice Edition of District 8 eNews is Live!
Jun 20 2019 President James to join Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods and LMPD for a walk through Victory Park

President David James (D-6) will join Representatives from the Office of Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods and Officers of Louisville Metro Police for a walk through Victory Park on Friday, June 21st.

Jun 20 2019 President James asks for volunteers to help spruce up Victory Park this Saturday, June 22nd

President David James (D-6) is calling for volunteers to join with the Olmsted Parks Conservancy and Friends of Victory Park for some community cleanup work at Victory Park on Saturday, June 22nd.

Jun 19 2019 Louisville Metro Government launches new Accela Business & Customer Portals

51 new licenses or permits now available online

Jun 19 2019 DO/LOVE/LIVE to build a craft brewery and community gathering space in the heart of Butchertown

Jun 19 2019 Louisville Parks and Recreation to host two-day “Pick Up The Parks” event

Help clean up your neighborhood park following the Fourth of July

Jun 18 2019 Listen to the latest episode of the 8 More Miles podcast with Center College Professor Beau Weston

Centre College Professor Beau Weston just wrote a book about the Highlands called Between Bohemia and Suburbia: Boburbia in the USA. We discuss it with him in the latest edition of Eight More Miles. Available on iTunes, Soundcloud or your podcatcher of choice.


Jun 17 2019 Councilwoman Flood announces next South Central Regional Forum to feature the Louisville Zoo on June 19th

It is one of the many popular attractions in Metro Louisville and for 50 years it has focused on the wonders of the Animal Kingdom and the environment most animals inhabit. Councilwoman Madonna Flood (D-24) announces the next South Central Regional Forum will feature the Louisville Zoo on Wednesday, June 19th.

Jun 14 2019 Mayor Fischer appoints Dwayne Clark as new Director of Louisville Metro Corrections

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that he’s appointed Dwayne Clark as the new Director of the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections (LMDC).

Clark replaces Mark Bolton, who announced his retirement in May, after serving as jail director since 2008.

Jun 13 2019 Age-Friendly Louisville Raises Awareness for World Elder Abuse Day

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is this Saturday, June 15, 2019. This annual day of awareness calls attention to a growing population of elderly people and some of the abuses they face. As longevity increases, abuse of the elderly is an increasing and serious problem that affects health and human rights and can cause death, so it is vital to raise awareness to prevent it whenever and wherever possible.

Jun 13 2019 Councilwoman Purvis encourages the community to come out for the 10th Annual Shawnee CommUNITY Festival

For the tenth year in a row, the Shawnee Ministries and Community Collaborative is bringing a community celebration to the Shawnee neighborhood! “The Shawnee CommUNITY Celebration is for the whole family,” says Councilwoman Donna Purvis (D-5). “It is a great way to start Father’s Day weekend off on Saturday, June 15 by celebrating with family and friends at this fun-packed afternoon event.”

Jun 13 2019 Louisville Synergy Project aims to strengthen relationships between police and community

Mayor Greg Fischer, Police Chief Steve Conrad and Louisville Metro Government Chief Equity Officer Kellie Watson today launched the Synergy Project, a community engagement initiative aimed at further strengthening police and community relationships grounded in trust and legitimacy.