Aug 16 2018 Councilwoman Shanklin invites the community to come out and enjoy Newburg Days

The people of Newburg are getting ready to once again host their own special homecoming of welcoming back old friends and celebrate the unity and pride of one of Metro Louisville’s well established neighborhoods. Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin (D-2) announces “Newburg Days” will get underway on Friday, August 31st, Saturday, September 1st and Sunday, September 2nd.

Aug 16 2018 August D9 Community Conversation Focuses on Health & Wellness

Have questions about the Hepatitis A outbreak or other public health issues? Councilman Bill Hollander invites the community to attend a D9 Community Conversation, featuring a presentation from the Louisville Metro Department of Health & Wellness.

The meeting is Tuesday, August 21, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S. Peterson Avenue.

Aug 16 2018 UPDATE: Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center to be closed August 18 – September 3 for yearly maintenance

The Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center, 201 Reservoir Road, will be closed from August 18 – September 3 for maintenance and cleaning.

Due to some problems with the filtration system, staff decided to close the center beginning on Saturday, August 18. Mary T. was originally scheduled to be closed at the end of business on Sunday, August 19. 

Aug 15 2018 The Be True to Your School edition of D8 eNews is here!

Aug 15 2018 Louisville Metro Government, Cities United and Kenan Charitable Trust Launch Russell: A Place of Promise

Louisville Metro Government, Cities United and The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust today announced the award of a $5 million grant to launch Russell: A Place of Promise, an initiative co-created with and accountable to Russell residents and stakeholders, and designed to be a national model for equitable community development in African-American communities.

Aug 15 2018 Public Health and Wellness at the Kentucky State Fair

The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will be on hand tomorrow when the Kentucky State Fair opens and throughout the fair’s 11-day run.  The department will be out inspecting food vendors to make sure that the food that fairgoers eat is safe.  It will also provide parents a safe and quiet place to breast-feed and change their babies.  Public Health and Wellness will also be working with the Kentucky Department for Public Health and the Louisville Medical Reserve Corps

Aug 15 2018 Applications being accepted for second cohort of city’s Entrée-preneurship Series

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced that Louisville Forward’s Small Business Development team is accepting applications for the second cohort of the city’s Entrée-preneurship Series, a free program designed to foster the development of new restaurateurs and food entrepreneurs.

Aug 14 2018 Mayor celebrates SummerWorks 2018 success, providing jobs, skills and confidence to a record 6,200 Louisville youth

From computer coding to manufacturing and life-guarding to public finance, a record number of young people -- 6,200 -- gained new skills and confidence working at businesses and job sites throughout Louisville this summer as part of the SummerWorks program.    

Aug 14 2018 Develop Louisville, Metro Council and Louisville Tourism propose changes to short term rental ordinance

In December 2015, Metro Council passed an ordinance to regulate the use of short term rentals; customers often book short term rentals through online platforms such as AirBnB, VRBO, and others. City leaders have been monitoring implementation of this ordinance and the evolution of the new shared economy.

Aug 13 2018 Councilwoman Flood announces next South Central Regional Forum to deal with Metro Health Services on August 15th

What is the latest on the Hepatitis A outbreak in Metro Louisville? Who makes sure restaurants are clean and prepare food safely? Who controls the mosquito population? Where do I go to learn about lead poisoning prevention? The answers to those and many other questions can be heard at the next South Central Regional Forum which will focus on the work of the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health & Wellness on Wednesday, August 15th.

Aug 13 2018 Councilman James and 1st Gethsemane Center volunteers get students ready for Back to School for District 6 schools

President David James thanked everyone on Monday for another successful “Back to School” effort to get needed school supplies for needy students in District 6 schools.

Aug 13 2018 Nine New SpeedAlert Radar Devices are unveiled and ready for Deployment in Louisville Metro

Representatives from the Louisville Metro Council’s Minority Caucus as well as the Louisville  Metro Police Department participated in an event to demonstrate a new tool that has been purchased to help deter speeding and promote safety. Earlier this year, the nine Republican Members of the Louisville Metro Council pooled their discretionary funds to purchase nine SpeedAlert web-enabled radar message displays. 

Aug 11 2018 Nine New SpeedAlert Radar Devices to be unveiled

Representatives from the Louisville Metro Council’s Minority Caucus as well as Louisville Metro Police and Jefferson County Public Schools will participate in an event to demonstrate a new tool that has been purchased to help deter speeding and promote safety. A total of nine new SpeedAlert web-enabled radar display devices will be announced and demonstrated.

Aug 10 2018 President James invites District 6 to come to the next “Feed the Block” event on Saturday, August 11th

On Saturday, August 11th The 23 Zone is ready to once again give back to the community when the next “Feed the Block, the Back to School Edition” gets underway with free food, fun and other things to help children and people in the community.

Aug 9 2018 FOMAS Announces New Executive Director


Susanna M. Westerfield to spearhead fundraising efforts and expand community outreach in support of LMAS

Susanna Westerfield, FOMAS, board of directors