Aug 21 2017 Councilman Rick Blackwell and President David Yates to host 11th Annual Back to School Bash for area students

Councilman Rick Blackwell (D-12) and President David Yates (D-25) have a special night of fun planned for students and their families to help kick off the new school at the 11th Annual Back to School Bash this Friday, August 25th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Southwest YMCA. 

Aug 21 2017 Property tax rates down again in Louisville Metro for third consecutive year

For the third consecutive year, property tax rates will go down for Louisville residents, according to Metro Government’s Office of Management and Budget.

“The benefits of our economic momentum reach Metro residents in many ways,” said Mayor Fischer. “A decrease in property tax rates is one of them.” 

Aug 21 2017 Louisville Metro files lawsuit against nation’s three largest drug distributors for their role in creating opioid crisis

Louisville Metro Government has filed a federal lawsuit against the three largest wholesale opioid distribution companies – Cardinal Health, AmerisourceBergen, and McKesson – for dumping millions of pills into Louisville neighborhoods while refusing to fulfill their obligations to monitor, identify, report and halt suspicious shipments of opioids.

Aug 21 2017 Councilman Coan announces next Neighborhood Watch Workshop is set for Wednesday, August 23rd

Neighborhoods that would like to keep their streets safe have a chance to learn how this coming Wednesday when Councilman Brandon Coan sponsors the next quarterly District 8 Neighborhood Watch Workshop on August 23rd. Joining him as sponsors are Council Members Bill Hollander (D-9) and Barbara Sexton Smith (D-4).

Aug 18 2017 Louisville Extreme Park to be closed August 28 through September 1

Graffiti removal; vert ramp replacement focus of closure


Aug 18 2017 Mayor Fischer releases first episode of podcast

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced the launch of his new podcast and release of its first episode, which focuses on the events following protests and violence in Charlottesville, Va.

Aug 18 2017 Air Quality Alert for Sunday (8/20)

News item about air quality alert for Sunday, August 20, 2017.

Aug 18 2017 Process announced for identifying public art, monuments that could be seen as honoring bigotry, racism, slavery

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced the process to identify public artworks and monuments that could be interpreted as honoring bigotry, racism and/or slavery.

Aug 18 2017 Councilwoman Hamilton announces the District 5 Neighborhood Advisory Committee will meet on Monday, August 21st

Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton invites the community to attend the next District 5 Advisory Committee Meeting on Monday, August 21st at 6:00 pm at the Yearlings Club, 4309 West Broadway.

Aug 18 2017 Councilwoman Hamilton seeks nominations for this year’s Molly Leonard Community Service Awards

It is the time of year to once again honor the men and women who give of their time and efforts to make District 5 a better place for all. Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton is seeking nominations for this year’s Molly Leonard Community Service Awards which will be handed out at 11th Annual District 5 Community Celebration set for September 15th and 16th. 

Aug 17 2017 Pedestrian Bridge in Cherokee Park to be closed August 21

Minor repairs to be made to the structure


Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation will be making repairs to the pedestrian bridge located between the base of Barringer Hill and the Scenic Loop near Cochran Hill. Repairs should begin August 21 and will conclude later in the week.

Aug 16 2017 City seeks proposals for redesign of Jefferson Square

To improve the design and functionality of one of our city’s most significant public spaces, Louisville Metro Government is now accepting proposals for a redesign of Jefferson Square.

Aug 16 2017 Top of Iroquois Park to be open to view Aug. 21 solar eclipse

Officials with Metro Parks and Recreation will open the gate to the top of Iroquois Park so the public can watch the Monday, Aug. 21 solar eclipse.

Typically, the gate to the top is only open to vehicle access on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Cyclists and pedestrians can access it year-round.

Aug 16 2017 Inaugural Watershed Festival celebrates Kentucky's unique culture New music festival unites Kentucky music with advocacy

The first annual Watershed Festival Kentucky will be held August 25-27, 2017 at Historic Locust Grove, 561 Blankenbaker Lane,  Louisville, KY 40207. Watershed is a music and advocacy festival celebrating Kentucky’s unique culture while advocating for progressive solutions to 21st-century challenges in water quality, sustainability, social and economic justice, and diversity.

Aug 16 2017 District 8 eNews: The Back to School Edition is Live!