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!

Aug 16 2017 The District 8 Neighborhood Watch Workshop is back!

District 8’s quarterly Neighborhood Watch Workshop is back, an initiative of my strategic plan to Organize Against Crime.  Our second workshop is scheduled for August 23 at the Douglass Community Center Gymnasium beginning at 6:00pm. Based on the feedback we received from the first workshop, this session is designed to be more hands-on and action-oriented, in addition to informational.  That means we’ll be working with groups of neighbors to establish and register new watch clubs live and on-

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 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 https://louisvilleky.gov/government/public-art/public-art-review 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.