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 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.

Apr 15 2019 The American Revolution Returns to Locust Grove Spring Encampment focuses on the daily life of the troops

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 12 2019 Metro Council’s Government Oversight and Public Safety Committees to hold joint meeting on Tuesday, April 16th

The Louisville Metro Council’s Government Oversight and Public Safety committees have announced a joint meeting will be held on Tuesday April 16th for a special discussion on the policy of police de-escalation and the recent policies of the Louisville Metro Police Department with regard to traffic stops in certain neighborhoods.

 

Apr 10 2019 Due to potential severe weather, the annual Mary M. Miller cruises from Riverview Park have been cancelled for Sunday, April 14th

Due to potential severe weather, the annual Mary M. Miller cruises from Riverview Park have been cancelled for Sunday, April 14th

Apr 10 2019 Two in one week- SWMS Enforcement impounds two vehicles for illegal dumping

Solid Waste Management Services Enforcement Officers have had a very busy week so far. They have impounded two vehicles for illegal dumping on South Preston Street and Marret Avenue

Apr 10 2019 The Best and Brightest Edition of District 8 eNews is Live!