Aug 31 2016 Mayor Fischer announces Comprehensive Plan update process

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced plans to update Louisville’s Comprehensive Plan, including a year-long community engagement process.

The Comprehensive Plan will guide the growth of the community for the next 20 years and serve as the basis for public and private investment, as well as land use and transportation policies. 

Aug 31 2016 LFPL adds more popular titles to eMagazine offerings with Flipster

People, Real Simple, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, and Sports Illustrated—these are just a few of the popular magazines being offered free of charge through the Louisville Free Public Library’s new online service Flipster.

Aug 31 2016 Louisville Free Public Library explores government, civics, and the right to vote this election season

With the presidential election just around the corner, our government and voting are in the spotlight. And at the Louisville Free Public Library, that means it’s a great time to learn something new and to get involved. To kick things off this Thursday, August 18 (6:00 p.m.), the Main Library will screen the 2015 film Suffragette, followed by a lecture on The History of Women’s Suffrage in Louisville delivered by noted speaker Marsha Weinstein.

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 WorldFest Offers Four Days of International Food, Music, Culture on Labor Day Weekend

14th annual event will run Sept. 2-5 at the Belvedere

WorldFest, one of the region’s largest international festivals, will span the Labor Day weekend for its 14th year, with four days of international food, music, dance and culture at the downtown Belvedere.

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 30 2016 President Yates to join Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear for International Overdose Awareness Day

It is a rally of awareness for one of Metro Louisville’s fastest growing problems. On Wednesday, August 31st, President David Yates (D-25) will join Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear and other concerned groups for Kentucky’s International Overdose Awareness Day.

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 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 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.