May 29 2018 Nine businesses receive loans from city

Since March 2018, nine businesses have been approved for loans totaling nearly $1 million by the Louisville Metro Departments of Economic Development and Resilience and Community Services. The loans will leverage a total investment of more than $9 million and will assist the businesses to open, expand services or rehabilitate properties.

METCO business loans, administered through Department of Economic Development, have been awarded to the following businesses:

May 25 2018 Proposed Title V Construction Permit with Outer Loop Recycling & Disposal

Notice of Action on a Title V Construction Permit

May 25 2018 Louisville Metro Council Passes First in Nation Ordinance

Louisville Metro Council passed an Ordinance requiring nutritional standards and a healthy default beverage in children’s meals, the first in the nation to adopt the combined standards.  The so-called “healthy-by-default” rule that passed 13-11 by the Louisville Metro Council aims to tackle the city’s skyrocketing childhood obesity rate and worsening type II diabetes epidemic.  This Ordinance follows the National Restaurant Association’s “Kids Live Well” Program.

May 24 2018 SBA disaster loans available for Louisville businesses and residents impacted by storms and flooding

Louisville businesses and residents affected by the severe storms and heavy flooding from Feb. 21 through March 21, 2018, can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, officials announced Wednesday.

May 24 2018 No garbage collection on Memorial Day

There will be no residential garbage, bulky items, recycling or yard waste collection within the Louisville Metro Urban Services District (former Louisville city limits) on Memorial Day, Monday May 28. Collection through the week will be delayed by one day because of the holiday.

Residents who rely on private haulers for garbage, recycling and yard waste collection should consult those haulers about holiday collection schedules.

May 23 2018 Air Quality Alert for Friday (5/25)

News item about air quality alert for Friday (5/25).

May 23 2018 City drafting autonomous vehicle playbook in anticipation of new technology

Louisville Metro’s Office of Civic Innovation and Develop Louisville are seeking input from the public for an Autonomous Vehicle (AV) Playbook to help the city proactively prepare for the impact of autonomous vehicles on transportation.

The public meeting to discuss the playbook and potential strategies for integrating AV technology will be held on Wednesday, May 30 at 6:30 p.m. at LouieLab (745 W. Main Street).

May 23 2018 Participatory Budgeting, Safety Study Results, Demolition Policy and more in the newest edition of District 8 eNews!

May 22 2018 Louisville Earns Bronze Medal on Policies that Improve Residents’ Health and Quality of Life
Louisville makes progress in promoting health and quality of life, according to new CityHealth report

Louisville earned a bronze medal in an evaluation of whether its policies improve residents’ health and quality of life, according to the CityHealth initiative’s updated city ratings.

May 22 2018 Electric Fans Needed for Local Seniors and Disabled Residents

Donations accepted through June 11; Fan giveaway on June 16

May 22 2018 Parks and recreation golf special for May: Memorial Day Weekend Family Golf

May 21 2018 PetSmart Charities® Awards LMAS $40K Grant

Funding aimed at reducing pet population through local spay/neuter efforts

May 21 2018 Consultants finalize assessment of city facilities

Consultants hired to do a facilities assessment for Louisville Metro Government have finalized their report.

The consultant, EOP, was commissioned in January to study city facilities and space needs and to make a recommendation about a potential public-private partnership model to address those needs. They presented a draft version to Metro Council and city officials earlier this month, and have since finalized the report.

The consultant’s main findings are:

May 21 2018 City plans public meeting to share community input, next steps in search for new LMPD Impound Lot

Louisville Metro Government is planning a public meeting from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at Butchertown Pizza Hall (1301 Story Avenue, second floor) to share community input and next steps in its effort to relocate the Louisville Metro Police vehicle impound lot.

May 21 2018 Two Neighborhood Place locations host community celebrations in honor of special milestones

South Jefferson rededicates space following renovations and Cane Run celebrates 20th anniversary

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 21 2018) - Cane Run Neighborhood Place on Monday hosted a special celebration to commemorate its 20th anniversary of serving families, while South Jefferson Neighborhood Place on Tuesday will celebrate renovations after 21 years of serving the community.