Sep 23 2016 Air Quality Alert for Friday and Saturday

There is an Air Quality Alert for Friday 9/23 and Saturday 9/24 for ozone in Louisville and Southern Indiana. 

Sep 23 2016 Councilwoman Woolridge assists Solid Waste Management in impounding a vehicle of an illegal dumper

Metro Council proved it was serious about combating illegal dumping a few years ago when it passed an ordinance that allows the city to impound vehicles used in that activity. Councilwoman Mary Woolridge (D-3) followed up recently when she gave Solid Waste Management information about dumping in an alley in the 1500 block of Beech Street

Sep 23 2016 Councilman Hollander Welcomes Red Hog to Frankfort Avenue

Louisville – Louisville’s first local craft butcher shop opens this week, with a ribbon cutting scheduled for Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 am.  Red Hog is located at 2622 Frankfort Avenue, at the corner of Frankfort and Franck Avenues. 
The business features pork, beef, lamb, and poultry, all from local farms.  The meat is currently available as fresh cuts, cooked or cured, in the butcher shop.   A café in the same location is expected to open in October. 

Sep 22 2016 Metro Council approves rental registry ordinance for rental properties in Metro Louisville

By a vote of 17 to 4, the Louisville Metro Council on Thursday approved an ordinance which will create a rental registry of all rental properties in Metro Louisville. The goal of the ordinance is to be proactive in improving quality of life issues in Metro Louisville.

Sep 22 2016 Councilman Tandy announces “2nd Annual Louisville Metro Diverse Business Fair” returns to aid minority and women owned businesses

Councilman David Tandy (D-4) announces the return of an important opportunity for small businesses in the Metro Louisville area when the 2nd Annual Louisville Metro Diverse Business Fair gets under way on Tuesday, October 25th.

Sep 22 2016 Air Quality Alert for Thursday and Friday

There is an Air Quality Alert for ozone for Thursday 9/22 and Friday 9/23 in Louisville and Southern Indiana. 

Ozone is forecast to be unhealthy for sensitive groups (seniors, children, people with breathing ailments such as asthma and COPD). The general public is not likely to be affected.

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Sep 22 2016 Louisville recognized in ‘Healthiest Cities and Counties Challenge’
One of hundreds of entries selected to compete for up to $500,000 in prizes
Sep 22 2016 LMPD to buy and install gunshot detection systems

Will be used in high-crime areas to pinpoint location of outdoor gunfire

In an effort to further enhance public safety, Mayor Greg Fischer and Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad today announced plans to purchase and install a gunshot detection system for high-crime areas in the city.

Sep 21 2016 Air Quality Alert for Wednesday and Thursday

Air Quality Alert for Wednesday 9/21 and Thursday 9/22 for ozone in Louisville and Southern Indiana. 

Sep 21 2016 Community invited to discuss expanding city’s smoke-free law to include e-cigs and hookah

Forum on Wednesday will include panel of experts

Mayor Greg Fischer is inviting the public to participate in a community educational forum next week to discuss the possibility of expanding Louisville’s Smoke-free ordinance to include electronic-cigarettes and hookah products.

Sep 20 2016 Louisville Metro Corrections and Seven Counties Services launching new ‘Second Chance’ program

Goal is to reduce recidivism among ‘dual diagnosis’ inmates

Mayor Greg Fischer announced a new program today that is designed to reduce recidivism at Louisville Metro Corrections by better ensuring that people arrested while battling mental health challenges and substance abuse get the support necessary to make more stable lives for themselves when released from jail.

Sep 20 2016 Clariant Corporation (Louisville South Plant): Title V Construction Permit C-0042-1000-16-V

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a construction permit to Clariant Corporation (Louisville South Plant), a catalysts manufacturing plant, 4900 Crittenden Drive, in accordance with Regulation 2.16.  The 30-day public comment period starts September 24, 2016 and ends on October 25, 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.

Sep 20 2016 Air Quality Alert for Wednesday 9/21/2016

Air quality alert for Wednesday 9/21

Sep 20 2016 Metro Parks removing diseased ash trees from parkways

Metro Parks and Recreation has identified approximately 50 ash trees that are dead or dying along city parkways due to the presence of the Emerald Ash Borer that are being removed by crews from the Metro Parks forestry division and the Bob Ray tree removal company.

Sep 19 2016 Kentucky Voices for Health to Host Medicaid Waiver Forums around Kentucky


Kentucky Voices for Health will be hosting community forums across the Commonwealth during the 30-day federal comment period for Governor Bevin’s proposed 1115 Medicaid waiver. Each event will feature a brief presentation about the proposed changes as well as an opportunity for Kentuckians to ask questions and speak up about how the waiver would impact them, their families and their communities.

The Louisville community forum will be:

October 5