Feb 27 2017 Statewide Tornado Drill Held on March 3 and Severe Weather Awareness Week is March 1-7

City officials urge participation in the Statewide Tornado Drill and encourage all citizens to Be Aware, Be Prepared, and Have a Plan for severe weather.

Feb 27 2017 Councilman Coan announces Planting O’ The Green as a way to expand the City’s tree canopy and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day will take on a special meaning this year as a time to celebrate the wearing of the green but also to make the city a little greener, too. As a way to help Metro Louisville expand its tree canopy, Councilman Brandon Coan (D-8) has announced Planting O’ The Green, an initiative to plant 88 trees during the week leading up to this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, and 364 trees over the next four parade cycles. 

Feb 27 2017 Yard waste collection suspended

In response to the growing litter problem in Louisville, crews from the Solid Waste Division of Metro Public Works are diverting their efforts from yard waste collection to litter cleanup for a period of two weeks.

Feb 24 2017 Councilwomen Sexton Smith and Hamilton to unveil new sign honoring the life and legacy of Michael T. White

On Saturday, February 25th, Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith (D-4) and Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D-5) will join the family, friends and others touched by the late Michael T. White and unveil an honorary sign at 22nd and Jefferson Streets to commemorate his life and legacy in Metro Louisville.  

Feb 24 2017 Portland Wharf Park to be closed through November 1 for construction

Portland Wharf Park, in west Louisville will be closed to the public for repairs to the Ohio River bank starting Monday through November 1, 2017.

Large tracked and wheeled equipment are in use and pose a safety hazard to personnel and personally owned vehicles within the park during construction.

Feb 24 2017 Councilwoman Green announces Town Hall Meetings for District 1 Residents

Councilwoman Jessica Green (D-1) is inviting residents of District 1 to come out to either of two Town Hall Meetings next week set for Monday and Tuesday nights.

Feb 24 2017 Councilman Coan encourages District 8 residents to attend MSD’s Next Community Conversation Meeting in the Highlands

Councilman Brandon Coan is encouraging District 8 residents to attend a community meeting hosted by the Metropolitan Sewer District to discuss MSD’s recently completed 20-year Critical Repair and Reinvestment Plan. Meeting set for Monday February 27th at 6:30pm


Feb 23 2017 Metro Council Honors Outstanding Community Leaders at 15th Annual Black History Month Program

On Thursday, February 23rd, the Metro Council’s Community Affairs, Housing, Health and Education Committee will hold a special meeting to honor outstanding community leaders and volunteers as part of its 15th Annual Black History Month Program

Feb 23 2017 Three businesses receive loans from city

Three businesses were approved for loans totaling  $410,000 by the Department of Economic Development’s Metropolitan Business Development Corporation (METCO) and the Department of Community Services’ Microbusiness Development Program. The loans will leverage a total investment of $3.4 million and will assist the companies to open, to expand services or to revitalize properties.

METCO loans have been awarded to the following businesses:  

Feb 23 2017 Ernst and Young LLP to open national executive support center in Louisville, creating 125 jobs

 Ernst & Young LLP, one of the world’s largest business-services organizations, plans to open a 125-member office for executive assistants and other shared professional functions in downtown Louisville with a $4.35 million investment, Mayor Greg Fischer and Gov. Matt Bevin announced today.

Feb 23 2017 LMAS to Host Yoga Cats Event

Woman holding cat on yoga mat   Women practicing yoga near cat

Feb 21 2017 Old Crow Medicine Show to play Iroquois Amphitheater June 2

Award-winning country/folk band Old Crow Medicine Show will be paying homage to the legendary Bob Dylan when they make a tour stop at the Iroquois Amphitheater on Friday, June 2.

Feb 21 2017 Landbank Authority approves sale of 6 vacant properties

Six vacant properties were approved for sale by the Landbank Authority at a special meeting held on Wednesday, February 15th. The proposed sales will enhance the condition of properties and lots in neighborhoods across the city.                                                          

Feb 17 2017 Mayor urges signups for street sweeping alerts system

Street Sweeper on 3rd street near downtown Louisville.

Feb 17 2017 District 8 eNews - The Projects Edition

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