Apr 28 2017 Neighborhood Place Partners Host a Job Fair, a College Match Workshop and a Gigantic Yard Sale

Neighborhood Place sites bring together multiple partners in May offering opportunities to improve your livelihood and health including a job fair at Portland Community Center, a college match information session, as well as a diabetes awareness and self-management class.  A gigantic yard sale and bake sale is also being held at Bethany United Church of Christ on May 12 and 13.  To learn more about these services, including reservations requirements and contact info, please refer to the phone

Apr 28 2017 Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation releases new mobile app

A new mobile application that allows users to locate the nearest park or community center and make a tee time at any Metro Parks and Recreation golf course is now available for Apple and Android devices free of charge in the app store.

Apr 28 2017 Councilwoman Shanklin sponsors “Shakespeare in the Parks” production of Julius Caesar on Sunday, April 30th

Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin is encouraging residents of District 2 and the surrounding area to come out and enjoy a free event in Petersburg Park on Sunday, April 30th.

Apr 27 2017 Tech startup expanding to Portland neighborhood

Interapt LLC, a tech development startup focusing on business innovation services and workforce development, will establish a new Louisville headquarters with a nearly $3.7 million investment and create 250 full-time jobs over the coming years, Mayor Greg Fischer and Gov. Matt Bevin announced today.

Apr 27 2017 Mayor Fischer unveils new city budget with emphasis on public safety

Plan keeps Louisville’s economic momentum going with targeted investments in affordable housing, new Northeast Library, quality of life

Mayor Greg Fischer today proposed a new city budget that focuses heavily on public safety, including significant investments in LMPD, while continuing the city’s momentum, with investments in affordable housing, paving and a new Northeast Regional Library.

Apr 27 2017 Mayor Fischer's remarks for the 2017-18 proposed budget

Mayor Greg Fischer's prepared remarks to the Louisville Metro Council for the recommended executive budget of 2017-18:

 

Thank you.

I’m honored to be here, and to serve alongside each of you.

A special word of thanks to our newest councilmembers:

Councilwoman Barbara Sexton-Smith

Councilman Brandon Coan                                              

Councilman Scott Reed 

Apr 27 2017 Metro Council Budget Committee announces hearing schedule for 2017 -2018 Capital and Operating Budgets

The Metro Council’s Budget Committee announces its hearing schedule for reviewing Mayor Greg Fischer’s proposed 2017 -2018 Capital and Operating Budget. The Committee will review the proposal over the months of May and June.

Apr 26 2017 Google Fiber preparing to begin construction in Louisville

Mayor Fischer cheers news for its potential to boost families and create jobs

 

Mayor Fischer cheered today’s news that Google Fiber will soon begin construction in Louisville.

Apr 26 2017 Mayor’s Give A Day Week sets new world record with over 180,000 volunteers and acts of compassion

Some 1,200 volunteers cleaned up alleys and roadways in Shelby Park, Smoketown, Shawnee and California.  Hundreds gathered at Meyzeek Middle School to build beds for JCPS school children who didn’t have one. More than 3,000 students walked for compassion through downtown Louisville as part of the international WE Day. And still others repaired bikes for refugees or landscaped area nonprofits.

Apr 25 2017 Downtown Louisville launches The Bourbon District

The first phase of the Bourbon District – an initiative that pays homage to Downtown Louisville’s rich bourbon history and recognizes the city’s current bourbon industry boom – was unveiled today on Main Street in front of the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts. 

Apr 25 2017 Councilwoman Sexton Smith sponsors “Shakespeare in the Parks” production of “Julius Caesar” on Thursday, April 27th

Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith (D-4) is sponsoring a very special free event for Baxter Square Park as one way to help everyone enjoy the beginning of spring. 

Apr 25 2017 Louisville Metro Police and local pharmacies are taking back unwanted prescription drugs on April 29

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – (April 26, 2017) – Louisville Metro Police,  the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and three local pharmacies on Saturday will give the public an opportunity to prevent prescription drug abuse and misuse by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. 

Apr 25 2017 Metro Parks and Recreation announces creation of local Junior Golf Tour

Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation will be offering local youths the opportunity to take part in a local golf tour that begins with a kickoff event at Seneca Golf Course on May 28.

Apr 24 2017 City supports creation of Russell Arts and Cultural District

Mayor Greg Fischer today joined Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith, the Concerned Pastors of Russell and representatives of the Louisville Central Community Centers (LCCC) to announce a formal agreement to implement an Arts, Cultural and Commercial District along West Muhammad Ali Boulevard between 6th and 21st streets.

Apr 24 2017 New senior programming starting at Berrytown Recreation Center

Thanks to funding provided by the Kentuckiana Planning and Development Agency, four new classes for seniors will be offered at the Berrytown Recreation Center, 1300 Heafer Road, near Anchorage.

Classes on line dancing, painting, yard art, and how to live a healthy lifestyle will be offered on various days.