May 5 2016 Louisville to celebrate Derby by lighting Big Four Bridge in colors of winner’s jockey silks

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that the Big Four Bridge at Waterfront Park will be lit up Saturday evening in the colors of the 2016 Kentucky Derby winner’s jockey silks.

“It’s a new Derby tradition,” the Mayor said. “The Kentucky Derby has long been a beloved symbol for our community, and the Big Four has come to be the same. It’s only fitting that we bring these two together.”

May 5 2016 Paving Week

Below is the list of paving projects scheduled for the week of May 9, 2016. The schedule is subject to change due to weather and operational factors.

Bramers Lane from Camp Ground Drive to dead end

Camp Ground Road from Camp Ground Drive to dead end

Unseld Blvd from Petersburg Road to Exeter Avenue

Progress Blvd from Buechel Bypass to Buechel Bank Rd

Goldsmith Lane from Bardstown Rd to Hikes Lane

May 5 2016 Proposed Title V Construction Permit C-0036-1000-15-V (R2) for Clariant Corp.

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a construction permit to Clariant Corporation (Louisville West Plant), 1227 South 12th Street, in accordance with Regulation 2.03. The 30 day public comment period starts May 7, 2016 and ends June 6, 2016.  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.

May 4 2016 President Yates announces the next “Talk with David” is set for Monday, May 9th

President David Yates is encouraging residents to come out to the next “Talk with David” on Monday, May 9th, at the Southwest Regional Library beginning at 6:00pm.

May 4 2016 47th Annual Municipal Clerks Week honors all in Local Government who maintain the official records of legislative bodies

They are responsible for recording the actions of city councils all over the world.  They keep and maintain meeting minutes and make sure all documents are correct as part of the orderly function of local government.  They are the official records custodian for local governments. In honor of their hard work, this week, May 1st through May 7th, is the 47th Annual Municipal Clerks Week.


May 4 2016 Mayor Fischer makes Derby wager with Ocala Mayor

Mayor Greg Fischer and Ocala (Florida) Mayor Kent Guinn today made a friendly wager on the Kentucky Derby, placing Louisville bourbon and Ocala brandy on the line.

The wager has become an annual tradition between the mayors of the two cities, both steeped in thoroughbred tradition.

May 4 2016 “Shakespeare in the Parks” production of Romeo and Juliet to Story Avenue Park

Louisville – Councilman Bill Hollander (D-9) is inviting everyone to a special free celebration on Saturday, May 14th, when “Shakespeare in the Parks” brings Romeo and Juliet to Story Avenue Park in Butchertown.

           “This is the third year Kentucky Shakespeare is bringing classic works to all areas of our city,” says Hollander.  “This is a great way to welcome the spring season and it’s FREE.”

May 4 2016 Barkitecture Louisville 2016 - May 14, 2016, 12 noon - 6 P.M.

Barkitecture Louisville 2016 is coming! Twenty (20) creative and unique dog houses will be auctioned off through a silent auction with proceeds going to benefit the homeless animals in our community.

May 3 2016 Councilman Hollander announces the return of the FREE Responsible Recycling Event on Saturday, May 14th

Louisville – It’s an opportunity to clean out the garage, the attic, and the basement of those things that have been collecting dust over the years and get them to a place where someone else might be able to us them.

Councilman Bill Hollander (D-9) announces the return of the FREE Responsible Recycling Event set for Saturday May 14th between 9:30am and 12:30pm at the Louisville Water Tower Park, 3005 River Road.

May 3 2016 Neighborhood Place Partners Host a Gigantic Yard Sale in May and Free Workshops for the Entire Family

Neighborhood Place locations in Louisville will offer a variety of free workshops in May including an energy efficiency overview, an educational baby shower, a support group for grandparents raising grandchildren plus several outreaches for employment opportunities.

May 3 2016 Mayor Fischer Announces Jacob School Redevelopment

Mayor Fischer announced today the redevelopment of the Jacob School buildings into senior living apartments. Bywater Development Group is proposing a comprehensive historic rehabilitation of the school buildings and redevelopment of the site, creatively converting the historic buildings into affordable senior apartments.

May 3 2016 Free Junk Drop-off at Outer Loop Landfill

A free bulk waste and junk drop-off event will be held on Sunday, May 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Waste Management Outer Loop Landfill, 2673 Outer Loop.  Residents throughout Jefferson County may drop off bulky items not accepted during regular garbage collection such as appliances, furniture and mattresses.

May 2 2016 Mayor Fischer Announces Historic Preservation Advisory Task Force

To seek better ways to honor our community heritage, Mayor Fischer announced the formation of the Historic Preservation Advisory Task Force. The Task Force will seek to create policies to address preservation planning strategies that anticipate and identify areas where historic preservation and/or adaptive reuse should be identified.

May 2 2016 Louisville Forward named one of Site Selection magazine’s Top U.S. Economic Development Groups for 2015

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced that Louisville Forward, the city’s economic and community development organization, has been named one of the Top U.S. Economic Development Groups for 2015 by Site Selection magazine, an achievement earned two years in a row. Since its creation in July 2014, Louisville Forward has helped businesses create nearly 10,500 new jobs in Louisville, representing an investment of nearly three billion dollars. 

Apr 29 2016 UofL, Louisville officials announce removal of Confederate monument on Belknap Campus

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and University of Louisville President James Ramsey announced today that the Confederate monument on Third Street at UofL’s Belknap campus will be moved to a new location to be determined at a later date.