Sep 30 2016 Public Health and Wellness to Hold Flu Shot Clinic on Friday, October 7

The Department of Public Health and Wellness will hold a flu shot clinic on Friday, October 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at its headquarters at 400 E. Gray St.  Both adult and children’s flu shots will be available.  No appointments are necessary, but vaccine quantities are limited and the clinic will close if supply runs out.  There will be free on-street parking. 

Sep 30 2016 Free Classes Available to Help Smokers Quit

The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness and its community partners are offering free stop smoking classes using the American Lung Association's Freedom From Smoking® (FFS) program.  The 8-session program includes weekly support group meetings combined with the use of nicotine replacement products such as patches and gum.  Participants receive free supplies of nicotine replacement products.         

Sep 30 2016 CycLOUvia returns to Bardstown Road on October 16

CycLOUvia, the popular event showcasing alternative transportation, is returning to Bardstown Road for the fifth time on Sunday, October 16, Mayor Greg Fischer announced. Additionally, to honor Councilman Tom Owen, a lifelong advocate for bicycles and pedestrians in our community, the CycLOUvia event on Bardstown Road will now be known as The Tom Owen CycLOUvia in the Highlands.

Sep 29 2016 A cheesy, bourbon-soaked bet: Louisville, Clemson Mayors wager on Saturday’s game

 Mayor Greg Fischer is so confident of a Louisville Cardinals victory this Saturday against Clemson that he’s putting a bottle of bourbon on the line. Meanwhile, Clemson Mayor J.C. Cook is offering…ummm…cheese.

The mayors today announced a friendly wager on the game Saturday that pits the No. 3 Cardinals against the No. 5 Tigers.

Sep 29 2016 Louisville is finalist for Choice grant for Russell neighborhood

HUD grant would boost transformation of historic neighborhood

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban (HUD) announced today that Louisville is among five finalists for one of its Choice Neighborhoods Initiative Implementation Grants.

Sep 29 2016 Mayor announces hiring of 28 additional police officers

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that he will hire 28 additional police officers this fiscal year, bringing the total number of recruits to 150, the largest class ever for the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD).  This brings the FY18 cadet classes to maximum capacity.

Sep 29 2016 Louisville making progress on sustainability goals according to report

Louisville Metro Government has released the 2015 Progress Report on the city's sustainability plan, Sustain Louisville. The document highlights goal and initiative accomplishments that took place in 2015 and updates targets and strategies to align with new programs. 

Sep 29 2016 Louisville Metro hires first data officer to further advance data-driven decision-making efforts

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today the hiring of the city’s first data officer, who will elevate efforts to use and analyze data to improve government performance and transparency. 

Sep 28 2016 Public May Comment on Adding E-Cigs and Hookah to Louisville’s Smoke-free Law until Oct. 28

As Louisville Metro Government decides whether e-cigarettes and hookah products should be included under the city’s smoke-free law, citizens are being invited to share their views, through one of several ways:

Sep 28 2016 President Yates and Councilman James issue joint statement on adding additional LMPD officers to fight violence in Metro Louisville

Metro Council President David Yates (D-25) and Councilman David James (D-6), chair of the Council’s Public Safety Committee have issued a joint statement on the announcement of adding additional officers to Louisville Metro Police.

Sep 27 2016 Early LIHEAP Registration for Elderly and Disabled Individuals Begins Monday, October 3

Home heating costs can be a large expense for families in the winter, so Louisville Metro Department of Community Services will begin accepting pre-registration heating assistance applications on Monday, October 3, 2016. The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides financial assistance to help income eligible residents pay utility bills. 

Pre-registration is for Jefferson County residents who meet the following criteria: 

Sep 27 2016 Louisville Metro releases communications case study from Ali funeral week

Lonnie Ali holding celebration today to thank city and civic leaders

Sep 27 2016 Councilman David James welcomes visitors to the St. James Court Art Show and Old Louisville

The 60th Annual St. James Court Art Show will once again bring the best artisans and craftsmen along with hundreds of thousands of visitors to the Old Louisville area during the first weekend in October. 

Sep 26 2016 Free Services Offered to Local Homeless Population on Oct. 5

Louisville’s homeless population will have an opportunity to access services, information and assistance in a one-stop environment at the 2016 Project Homeless Connect/VA Stand Down, on Wednesday, October 5. Resources available at the event will include food, clothing, medical evaluations, help with employment, education and benefit services and many other forms of assistance.

Sep 26 2016 REimage program expands to give more Louisville youth a second chance, help prevent violence

Initiative targets third west Louisville neighborhood, Park Hill