Sep 21 2019 President James calls upon the community to support police and denounces recent violent graffiti

President David James is calling on everyone in the community to support police all over Metro Louisville after a recent incident were violent graffiti was posted on I-64.

Sep 19 2019 City, state officials and Sheriff’s office discuss plans for transitioning youth in detention and closing the local youth detention center, input sought

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer’s administration, Kentucky Juvenile Justice Commissioner Denny Butler, representatives of the Administrative Office of the Courts, and Jefferson County Sheriff John Aubrey today outlined the tentative agreement for the transition of care for detained Louisville youth to the State Department of Juvenile Justice in light of the approaching December 31st closure of the local facility resulting from this year’s Metro budget reductions.

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Sep 19 2019 Councilman Yates announces the next “Talk with David” is set for Tuesday, September 24th

Councilman David Yates (D-25) is encouraging residents to come out to the next “Talk with David” on Tuesday, September 24th at the Southwest Regional Library beginning at 6:00pm.

Sep 17 2019 Public Safety Committee to discuss the current retirement situation and forecast for Louisville Metro Police officers

The Public Safety Committee of the Louisville Metro Council will have a special discussion on staffing and retirements resulting in fewer officers on the street for the Louisville Metro Police Department.

Sep 17 2019 Councilman Mulvihill thanks the community for helping SWMS impound the 10th vehicle of the year for illegal dumping

Councilman Pat Mulvihill (D-10) is sending praise to the community for giving an assist to Solid Waste Management Enforcement (“SWMS”) Officers as they tracked down and impounded the tenth vehicle of 2019 involved in illegal dumping.

Sep 16 2019 Accreditation recognizes PARC among top 5 percent of parking organizations in the world

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Sep 16 2019 Councilwoman Purvis announces next Community Walk set for Tuesday, September 17th in Portland

Councilwoman Donna Purvis (D-5) announces her next community walk will take place on Tuesday, September 17th and the community is invited to come out and join her and LMPD officers as they walk the Portland area.

Sep 14 2019 Councilwoman Sexton Smith encourages everyone to get connected at “Love Sings Louder”

We are bringing folks together from all walks of life for one purpose: to show unity and understanding through song. This Sunday, September 15th, hundreds are expected to come together and experience “Love Sings Louder” at the Iroquois Amphitheater.

Sep 14 2019 Councilwoman Dorsey announces “Arts in 3D” for the people of District Three

Councilwoman Keisha Dorsey is bringing a wide variety of arts opportunities for everyone in District Three to enjoy and appreciate through a new program designed to enhance the arts experience for all ages in the coming year in all areas of the district.

Sep 13 2019 Louisville Metro Government issues request for proposals on public golf courses

LOUISVILLE, KY (September 13, 2019) - As Louisville Metro Government works to address budget constraints caused by the increasing state pension obligation and lack of new revenue, Louisville Parks and Recreation today issued a request for proposals (RFP) for management, operation, and maintenance of its 10 golf courses.

Sep 13 2019 A wild bat found at the Louisville Zoo has tested positive for rabies

A deceased wild bat found on the public walkway near the Louisville Zoo’s Tiger Taiga exhibit on Monday morning (September 9) has tested positive for rabies.

Sep 12 2019 President James and Councilwoman Dorsey to participate in the Responsible Revitalization Symposium this weekend

What is the best way to move forward with revitalization and economic development for West Louisville that keeps residents and homeowners involved while improving well established neighborhoods?This weekend, OneWest will host the Responsible Revitalization Symposium of 2019 as a way to realistically approach those goals

Sep 12 2019 Beechmont Community Center to host soccer skill clinics in conjunction with Louisville FC

The Beechmont Community Center and Louisville City FC will be hosting the second annual Soccer Skills Clinic at the outdoor futsal court on Saturday, September 21 and Saturday, September 28.

Beechmont is located just off Southern Parkway at  205 W. Wellington Avenue, 40214. The clinic, which is targeted for boys and girls 5-13 years of age, is free of charge. The clinic will begin at 10 a.m. sharp and end at noon each day.

Sep 12 2019 Southwest Airlines announces new nonstop service to Fort Lauderdale

Southwest Airlines recently announced new seasonal weekly nonstop service between Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF) and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) beginning Saturday, December 21, 2019. The airline will operate the flight using 143-seat Boeing 737 aircraft.

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