Jul 22 2016 Public Health and Wellness Warns against Handling or Touching Bats

Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness is warning people to never touch or handle bats, which are major carriers of rabies, a fatal disease. 

Earlier this month, several children came into contact with a bat while playing in a Louisville playground and had to receive rabies immune globulin (RIG), as well as a series of rabies vaccinations.

Jul 22 2016 Upcoming FridayFest Concert

Louisville, KY – Metro Councilmembers James Peden (District 23), Madonna Flood (District 24) and Vicki Aubrey-Welch (District (13) are sponsoring a free summer concert series at Highview Park for the figth straight year based on the success of the former Music in the Metro. A different concert will be held every other Friday from June through August and the event is open to the public, family friendly, and free.

Jul 21 2016 Be prepared in extreme heat

Residents advised to stay cool, hydrated and informed

With temperatures forecast to the high 90s or even 100 this week, Mayor Greg Fischer is advising residents to stay cool, stay hydrated and stay informed.

The Mayor reminds citizens that extremely high or unusually hot temperatures can lead to heat exhaustion, heat stroke and even death.

Jul 21 2016 Mayor updates citizens on public safety measures

Mayor Greg Fischer updated citizens today about measures being taken to improve public safety, and improve police and community relations.

Noting that public safety has been the priority of his administration from the start, the Mayor said the issue has come into even sharper focus of late, “because of a sequence of tragedies involving the needless deaths of young black men and police officers in cities around the country.”

Jul 21 2016 Proposed FEDOOP Operating Permit O-0290-16-F for Avoca Asphalt Plant

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to renew a FEDOOP operating permit for Avoca Asphalt Plant (Hot Mix Asphalt Production Plant), 12613 Avoca Road (13400 Old Henry Road), in accordance with Regulation 2.17. The 30 day public comment period starts July 22, 2016 and ends on August 22, 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.

Jul 20 2016 Ozzy Gibson - New LMAS Director

Meet Ozzy Gibson, director of Louisville of Metro Animal Services (LMAS). He is a 26-year veteran of Louisville Metro Police (LMPD).

Jul 20 2016 USTA, Metro Parks and Recreation to host Tennis event July 30

Jul 19 2016 Louisville Metro partners with Nextdoor social network

LMPD already using to enhance police-neighborhood communications

Jul 19 2016 Air Quality Alert for Wednesday, 7/20/2016

An Air Quality Alert for ozone is being issued for Wednesday, 7/20/2016, in Louisville and Southern Indiana. 

Jul 19 2016 Jefferson Memorial Forest to provide outdoor fun at West Louisville festival

Nature-based adventure will be the focus of Metro Parks programming during the West Louisville Appreciation Days in Shawnee Park, when the department’s Jefferson Memorial Forest and Natural Areas Division and its partners will offer a variety of outdoor fun for youth and adults alike.

Jul 18 2016 Introducing: The Hip History Series at the Frazier!

Headlined by Nashville singer-songwriter and hometown girl Heather Bond, with Louisville artist Julius Friedman, the Frazier’s first Hip History Night at the Museum benefits the Neighborhood House. Guests are invited to Step Into History while enjoying an evening for all ages of live music, arts, crafts, and culture featuring sights, sounds, and flavors from the Bluegrass State.

Jul 18 2016 City proposes rules limiting biodigesters to industrial areas, away from homes, churches and schools

Biodigesters, which convert food waste and other organic materials into gas that can be used to heat homes and businesses, could only be constructed in industrially zoned sites in Louisville --  separated by at least a quarter mile from homes, churches and schools --  under proposed zoning regulations released today.

Jul 17 2016 Councilman James joins Chief Steve Conrad and LMPD Second Division officers for Peace Walk in the California Neighborhood

Councilman David James (D- 6) and Chief Steve Conrad will join LMPD Second Division officers for a Peace Walk against Crime on Tuesday, July 19th. The Peace Walk will begin at 6:00pm at 18th and Wilson and will last for one hour.

Jul 17 2016 President Yates releases a statement on the police shootings in Baton Rouge on Sunday Morning

President David Yates (D-25) has issued the following statement after learning of three police officers being killed and others injured on Sunday Morning in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Jul 15 2016 Mayor Fischer opens Produce Park

Mayor Fischer today announced the opening of Produce Park, an urban orchard in the Russell neighborhood. The site, which was previously a vacant lot, has been made possible through $30,000 of funding awarded to Mayor Fischer’s Innovation & Delivery Team by the Bloomberg Fund.