Oct 11 2018 City seeking tree for ‘Light Up Louisville’ event

Louisville Metro is looking for someone to donate the large Christmas tree that will stand in Jefferson Square Park through the holidays. 

“Just like most families preparing for the holidays, we’re looking for the perfect Christmas tree,” said Mayor Greg Fischer. “This is the main attraction at Light Up Louisville and it will stay up throughout the holiday season.”

Oct 11 2018 Listen to the latest episode of Eight More Miles: The District 8 Podcast with Center for Health Equity Manager Aja Barber and Community Outreach Coordinator Monica Leslie

Available on iTunes, Soundcloud, or your podcatcher of choice. 

Oct 11 2018 Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing Celebrates 25 Years with Archaeology Day Event

The public is invited to a free, family-friendly afternoon to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the opening of  Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing on Sunday, October 21 from 1-5 p.m.   

Oct 10 2018 Residents of Metro Council Districts 6 and 8 encouraged to submit ideas to improve health and wellness

Neighborhood residents in Metro Council Districts 6 and 8 are invited to submit ideas to improve health and wellness in those districts. Our Money, Our Voice, launched in August, is an initiative of the Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness’s Center for Health Equity and Metro Council President David James (District 6) and Councilman Brandon Coan (District 8).

Oct 10 2018 The Look Both Ways Edition of District 8 eNews is Live!
Oct 10 2018 Louisville Free Public Library Director Jim Blanton announces departure

Mayor appoints Lee Burchfield to serve as Interim Director

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced that Jim Blanton is leaving his post as Director of Louisville Free Public Library (LFPL) in early November for a similar post in Asheville, N.C., to be closer to family.

Oct 10 2018 President James and Four Roses Bourbon invite all of Metro Louisville to the 2018 Garvin Gate Blues Festival

With great fall weather underway, another great Old Louisville tradition takes place this weekend highlighting some of the best blues music to hear in Metro Louisville. And no one can argue with the price for admission: it’s FREE. President  David James (D-6) and Four Roses Bourbon invite the community to the 2018 Garvin Gate Blues Festival to be held on Friday and Saturday, October 12th and 13th at The Gate on Garvin Place at Oak Street in historic Old Louisville.

Oct 9 2018 Air Pollution Control District Proposed Permit

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a construction permit to Kosmos Cement Company (Portland cement production), 15301 Dixie Highway, in accordance with Regulation 2.03. The 30-day public comment period starts on October 11, 2018, and ends on November 12, 2018. 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.

Oct 9 2018 LMPD Data Shows 38.5% of Highlands Property Crimes Committed with Keys

A review of theft from automobiles, stolen vehicles and burglaries in the Highlands for the third quarter of 2018 shows that 38.5% of the crimes committed (47 of 122) were easy targets because the doors were left unlocked, keys were left inside or otherwise made available to thieves, according to Councilman Brandon Coan (D-8).

Oct 9 2018 Jack O' Lantern Spectacular returns to Iroquois Park for sixth consecutive year

In what has become the must-see event of the Halloween season, the Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular is returning for the sixth consecutive year to south Louisville’s Iroquois Park, where 5,000 artistically carved pumpkins will greet visitors from October 9 through November 4.

The pumpkins will illuminate a 1/3-mile trail adjacent to the Iroquois Amphitheater, and event officials estimate up to 85,000 people will visit.

Oct 8 2018 Amateur boxers from England visiting Louisville

As part of a cultural exchange program initiated by Mayor Greg Fischer and Liverpool City Region Mayor Steve Rotheram, six teenage boxers and their coaches from the Amateur Boxing Association of England (ABA) are visiting Louisville from October 8-14.

Oct 8 2018 Louisville honored for fourth year in a row for support of LGBTQ community

For the fourth year in a row, Louisville has earned a perfect 100 on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) scorecard.

The ranking — called the Municipal Equality Index (MEI) — reflects the city’s support of the LGBTQ community, and the commitment of all Louisville Metro Government agencies to ensure the city is welcoming and inclusive.

Oct 8 2018 City announces policy for dockless vehicle transportation

Louisville Metro Public Works has established a policy for regulating dockless vehicles in the city that focuses on safety and equitable access.

A dockless vehicle is defined as a bicycle, electric bicycle, or electric motor-assisted scooter, defined by Chapter 74 of the Louisville Metro Code of Ordinances, which can be located and checked out without human assistance. The electric-motor assisted bikes and scooters can travel at no more than 15 miles per hour.

Oct 5 2018 Louisville Digital Inclusion Week kicks off Monday

In honor of Digital Inclusion Week, a nationwide event to share efforts in local communities to promote digital inclusion and equity, Louisville Metro Government is highlighting efforts to exp

Oct 4 2018 Family fun Halloween-related events to be offered during October by Louisville Parks and Recreation

Halloween fun for kids of all ages is available during the month of October through Louisville Parks and Recreation and its associated facilities, including community centers, its two historic homes, the Iroquois Amphitheater and the Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center.