Aug 30 2016 Mosquito fogging areas for August 29 - September 2.

Mosquito fogging will be taking place in these areas:  Portland, River Park, Kenwood, Southern Heights, Poplar Level Rd, St. Regis Park, and Churchill Downs.  CLICK HERE for boundaries and more info.

Aug 30 2016 Mayor Fischer and Midea break ground on new facility

Mayor Greg Fischer and Midea officials broke ground today on Midea’s new research and development facility called Midea America Research Center (MARC) at 2701 Chestnut Station Court. Midea, an electrical appliance manufacturer, has invested $10 million and will create up to 60 jobs at MARC.

Aug 29 2016 Metro Council’s Planning / Zoning, Land Design and Development Committee to hold special meeting on biodigester ordinance

The Metro Council’s Planning/Zoning, Land Design and Development Committee will hold a special meeting to review and discuss an ordinance dealing with amending the Land Development Code for biodigester technology.

Aug 29 2016 Metro Council Public Safety Committee to hold special meeting to look into recent building collapse on 28th Street

The Metro Council’s Public Safety Committee will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, August 31st to review the recent building collapse on 28th Street that took one man’s life.

Aug 29 2016 No waste collection on Labor Day

There will be no residential garbage, recycling or yard waste collection within the Louisville Metro Urban Services District (former Louisville city limits) on Labor Day, Monday September 5, 2016. Collection through the week will be delayed by one day because of the holiday.

Residents who rely on private haulers for garbage, recycling and yard waste collection should consult those haulers about holiday collection schedules.

Aug 29 2016 Charles Young Park rededicated as Col. Charles D. Young Park

Mayor Greg Fischer and Fifth District Metro Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton were joined Saturday by members of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, NAACP, River City Drum Corps and Louisville Buffalo Soldiers to rededicate a west Louisville park in honor of Col. Charles D. Young.

Aug 29 2016 LFPL, JCPS now accepting submissions for the Kentucky Youth Film Festival

Once again, the Louisville Free Public Library is teaming up with Jefferson County Public Schools and Louisville’s International Festival of Film to invite aspiring young filmmakers, ages 12 to 19, to submit their original short films to the Kentucky Youth Film Festival (KYFF). Works on any topic or genre are accepted as long as they are G- or PG-rated and suitable for a teen audience.

Aug 29 2016 One Water initiatives expected to bring $9.3 million in savings

Mayor Greg Fischer and the One Water Board announced today that the collaboration between Louisville Water and MSD is expected to provide a benefit to ratepayers at an estimated $9.3 million in 2016.

Launched in 2012, One Water combines some elements of the two agencies to increase efficiency and improve services. Key initiatives so far include:

Aug 25 2016 UPS breaks ground on $300 million expansion of Centennial Ground Hub facility

Mayor Greg Fischer and Gov. Matt Bevin today joined officials to break ground on the new $300 million expansion of the United Parcel Service (UPS) Centennial Ground Hub facility, which will create up to 300 full- and part-time jobs.

 

“UPS is one of the major economic engines in the city and state,” said Fischer. “We are pleased that the company is continuing to invest to ensure outstanding service for shippers large and small.”

 

Aug 25 2016 Air Quality Alert for Friday, 8/26/2016

An Air Quality Alert for ozone is being issued for Friday, 8/26/2016, in Louisville and Southern Indiana. 

Aug 25 2016 Cherokee Park bridge closure to begin September 6

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will be closing the Chenoweth Bridge in Jefferson County’s Cherokee Park beginning September 6. This bridge is located on Beargrass Road and will close next month to allow for repairs.

The Chenoweth Bridge closure will last approximately six weeks. During construction, motorists, cyclists and pedestrians should follow the signed detour via Barrett Hill Road.

Aug 24 2016 Mayor Fischer names new Chief of Civic Innovation, Chief of Performance Improvement

Two top leaders in Mayor Greg Fischer’s administration who helped build a data-driven culture of innovation have accepted new roles in the community that will allow them to continue their focus on making the Louisville region more entrepreneurial.

Aug 24 2016 Louisville opening LouieLab for collaborative civic innovation, performance improvement

Leading consumer tech media brand also to team up with city on new smart apartment

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced plans for LouieLab — a civic innovation hub for public-private collaboration, and the new offices for the city’s Office of Performance Improvement and Innovation.

Aug 23 2016 Mosquito Fogging Alert for August 22-25

Mosquito fogging will be completed in the Deerwood Avenue and North Drive areas August 22-25 weather permitting.  To see boundaries, sign up for fogging alerts CLICK HERE.

Aug 22 2016 Health Equity Policy Summit Slated for Oct. 6 – 8.

The Center for Health Equity of the Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will hold a conference “My Dream for Lou, a Community-Driven Agenda for Change” on October 6 through 8 at the Muhammad Ali Center at 144 N. Sixth St.  The event is free and the public is urged to attend.  People may register at http://bit.ly/MyDreamForLou or by calling 574-6616.