Aug 15 2017 Mayor, Police Introduce Louisville’s 1st Dream Court

Nancy Lieberman Charities and WorldVentures Foundation teamed with the Louisville Metro Police Department and Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation on August 15 to dedicate a Dream Court to foster the relationship between officers and the communities they serve. The Dream CourtsTM program builds top-quality, multipurpose play spaces in underserved communities so children have a safe area to shoot hoops, socialize and learn about teamwork and good sportsmanship.

Aug 15 2017 City announces online form to accept public comment on public art review

Citizens interested in adding their voice to the review of public art that could be interpreted to honor bigotry, discrimination, racism and/or slavery now have an online forum to share their thoughts.

People can visit and add their thoughts to the public conversation.

Aug 14 2017 County Attorney pushes new program aimed to curb repeat DUI and other high-risk alcohol offenders

County Attorney Mike O’Connell is supporting a high-tech approach to curbing habitual drunk drivers with the rollout of Jefferson County’s new Continuous Alcohol Monitoring Program (CAMP).


Aug 14 2017 Mayor Fischer's statement on Aug. 13 rallies and march

From Mayor Greg Fischer:

On Sunday, Aug. 13, our city hosted three separate rallies in support of the people of Charlottesville, Va., and in opposition of the acts of domestic terrorism that occurred there over the weekend.

Aug 13 2017 Mayor Fischer's letter to citizens regarding Charlottesville

Mayor Fischer is traveling after being in New Orleans with other mayors for a leadership meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

He and the others have watched in sadness as the events unfolded in Charlottesville — and he released this letter to citizens.

Aug 13 2017 Mayor calls for review of all public art, in preparation for community discussion about their place in the city

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that he’s directing the Louisville Commission on Public Art to review its catalogue of public art to develop a list of pieces that can be interpreted to be honoring bigotry, racism and/or slavery. This is in preparation for a community conversation about their display.

Aug 11 2017 Councilwoman Shanklin welcomes the community to this year’s Newburg DaysThere is a special weekend in August when the people of Newburg come together to celebrate unity and pride and welcome back former residents to one of Louisville’s well established neighborhoods. This year “Newburg Days” will get underway on Friday, August 18th, Saturday, August 19th and Sunday, August 20th.
Aug 11 2017 Members of Metro Council Charging Committee to Meet

The five members of the Metro Council’s Charging Committee will hold their first meeting on Monday, August 14th at 3:00pm in the Chambers of the Metro Council

Aug 11 2017 Proposed Title V Operating Permit: Rohm and Haas Chemicals LLC

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to revise an operating permit for Rohm and Haas Chemicals LLC (resin and coating manufacturer), 4300 Camp Ground Road, in accordance with Regulation 2.16. The 30-day public comment period starts August 12, 2017, and ends on September 11, 2017. 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.

Aug 11 2017 Sustain Louisville progress report shows improvements to city’s environment

From decreasing the amount of garbage put into the landfill to increasing the number of electric TARC buses and beginning work on recommendations in a groundbreaking urban heat study, Louisville Metro Government and its partners have made important environmental strides in the past year, according to the city’s annual Sustain Louisville progress report.

Aug 10 2017 The next District 12 “Coffee with your Councilman” set for Saturday, August 19th

Councilman Rick Blackwell announces the next “Coffee with your Councilman” is set for Saturday, August 19th.  It is an opportunity for District 12 residents to meet with their Councilman.  

Aug 10 2017 Councilwoman Shanklin hosts “Back to School Fest 2017” for Children on Saturday August 12th

As a way to start a new school year off right, Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin (D-2) and 1st Neighborhood Place will host Back to School Fest 2017 on Saturday, August 12th.

Aug 9 2017 Councilman James and 1st Gethsemane Center volunteers get ready for Back to School for District 6 schools Councilman David James will join volunteers with the 1st Gethsemane Center for this year’s Back to School effort to get school supplies to needy students in District 6 schools on Friday, August 11th.
Aug 9 2017 “Sing” brings to a close another great season of Free Summer Movies at Iroquois Amphitheater on Saturday, August 12th A talent contest to save a theater brings together a wide variety of talented animals performing popular song favorites when “Sing” closes out another great season of Free Summer Movies at Iroquois Amphitheater on Saturday, August 12th at 8:00pm.
Aug 9 2017 Proposed Agreed Board Order 17-04: Swift Pork Company

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control Board will hold a public hearing on an Agreed Board Order with Swift Pork Company.  Swift is alleged to have violated District Regulation 2.17 (Federally Enforceable District Origin Operating Permits) at the facility located at 1200 Story Avenue in Jefferson County, Kentucky.      Written comments from the public will be accepted by the Board, Rachael Hamilton, Secretary-Treasurer, 701 W. Ormsby Ave. Suite 303, Louisville, KY 40203, until 5:00 p.m. August 15, 2017.  Written comments will also be accepted electronically until the same deadline via the Internet at the e-mail address “”.  Oral comments will be accepted at the public hearing on August 16, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in the Board Room, 701 W. Ormsby Ave., Louisville.     Information may be obtained from Byron Barber, (502) 574-6000, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.