Jun 27 2018 Mayor Fischer, Metro Council release Harvey report on LMPD Explorer program

Former U.S. Attorney Kerry B. Harvey, appointed last year by Mayor Greg Fischer and Metro Council to conduct a special investigation into allegations surrounding the Louisville Metro Police Department Explorer program, today submitted his report to the Mayor and the Council. 

The report was redacted pursuant to orders of various courts and other statutes.

The Mayor and Council thanked Mr. Harvey for his service and diligence on this critically important matter.

Jun 27 2018 Report on Explorers finds mistakes were made, but no “orchestrated effort to cover up misconduct”

Former U.S. Attorney Kerry B. Harvey’s 90-page report on allegations surrounding the Louisville Metro Police Department Explorer program found the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) made mistakes in oversight of the program and in its investigation of the allegations, but concluded there was "no ongoing, orchestrated effort to cover up misconduct.”

Jun 26 2018 Metro Council approve the FY 2018 – 2019 Capital and Operating Budgets

By a vote 21 to 3, the Louisville Metro Council has approved the Fiscal Year 2018- 2019 Operating Budget for Metro Government. By a vote of 20 to 4, the Council gave its approval to the Capital Budget for the coming year.

Jun 25 2018 Ten Important Things to Know about Louisville’s Hepatitis A Outbreak

The number of people in Louisville who are getting hepatitis A continues to grow.  As of today, there have been 478 cases and three deaths.    Here are 10 key things to know:

Jun 25 2018 Reward Offered in Death of Dog Shot with Arrow

LMAS seeking information, FOMAS offers $500 reward    

Jun 25 2018 Councilman Rick Blackwell invites community to 7th Annual Riverview Independence Festival for fun, music and fireworks

The Ohio River will come alive with fireworks and fun on Saturday, June 30th at the Riverview Independence Festival presented by Brown-Forman and Kosair Charities. The celebration will be a day of music, entertainment, and family fun in the beautiful southwest park along the Ohio River and this year features an all- new musical lineup and expanded kids activity area! 

Jun 22 2018 City and Louisville Urban League sign development agreement for $30 million redevelopment of Heritage West site

Mayor Greg Fischer today joined Sadiqa Reynolds, President and CEO of Louisville Urban League, and community leaders to announce that Louisville Metro Government (LMG) has entered into a development agreement with the Louisville Urban League (LUL) for the redevelopment of the Heritage West site, a 24-acre acre property in the Russell neighborhood.

Jun 22 2018 Metro joining in Urban League Forum on Opioid Crisis Monday

The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will take part in a public forum Monday about the community’s response to the national opioid crisis.  The free event, which is sponsored by the Louisville Urban League, will be held at the organization’s headquarters at 1535 W Broadway from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Jun 22 2018 Minority Caucus Meeting Announced for Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Louisville, KY – The Louisville Metro Council’s Minority Caucus will meet at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 prior to the Metro Council’s Final vote on the Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Budget documents. The meeting will take place in the 2nd Floor Conference Room of City Hall (601 W. Jefferson Street).

Jun 21 2018 Louisville Farmers Market Association Releases Local Food Guide

2018 Local Food Guide CoverThe Louisville Farmers

Jun 21 2018 City updates public on search for new location for LMPD impound lot

Louisville Metro Government staff, including representatives from LMPD, Facilities and Louisville Forward, updated residents today on the city’s search for a new location for the LMPD impound lot, including what options have been offered to date, and next steps.

Jun 21 2018 Hollander Highlights Council Budget Changes

Library, Living Room, Dare to Care, and Graffiti Abatement Receive Increased Funding

Following today’s Budget Committee meeting, Budget Chair Bill Hollander (D-9) released the following list of highlights of the amended budget:

Jun 20 2018 The Good News Edition of District 8 eNews is live!

Jun 19 2018 The Joey Logano Foundation and Kentucky Speedway to Renovate Portland Park

Joey Logano joined executives from the Kentucky Speedway, along with Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, and other partner guests to break ground on a new activity center in the city’s Portland Park.

Jun 18 2018 Streets for People with Janette Sadik-Khan on Her Visit to Louisville

By Chris Glasser

Janette Sadik-Khan was the keynote speaker last Friday at Mayor Greg Fischer’s Land Use and Development Forum. Sadik-Khan is the former Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation under Michael Bloomberg from 2007 to 2013.

Currently, she is a principal at Bloomberg Associates, where “she works with mayors around the world to re-imagine and redesign their cities with innovative projects that can be developed quickly and inexpensively.”