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 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 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 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

Make sure to check out the District 8 eNews Projects Edition and sign up to receive future editions and other important updates.

Feb 14 2017 City begins community conversation to combat redlining

Louisville Metro Government’s Office of Redevelopment Strategies is launching a citywide effort to address the issue of redlining in Louisville – past and present.

Feb 13 2017 Expanded resources coming to the Nia Center

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced expanded resources coming to the Nia Center, a one-stop workforce and entrepreneurial development center located at 2900 W. Broadway. Enhancements include department function additions and training opportunities, a new loan program and the addition of a café.

Feb 13 2017 Creason Park bridge to be closed for three weeks beginning Wednesday

The southern bridge over Beargrass Creek at Joe Creason Park will be closed for approximately three weeks beginning Wednesday, February 15, for deck repairs.


Feb 13 2017 The next District 12 “Coffee with your Councilman” set for Saturday, February 18th

Councilman Rick Blackwell announces the next “Coffee with your Councilman” is set for Saturday, February 18th.  It is an opportunity for District 12 residents to meet with their Councilman. It will take place at the new Panera Bread at 6900 Dixie Highway beginning at 10:00am to 12:00 pm.  

Feb 13 2017 Public Safety Committee to hear Metro Corrections Update on Wednesday, February 15th

The Metro Council’s Public Safety Committee will hear from Mark Bolton, Director of Metro Corrections, when it meets on Wednesday, February 15th.