Mar 29 2017 Mayor Fischer's statement on the death of Officer Nick Rodman

Mayor Greg Fischer's statement on the passing of Officer Nick Rodman:

Today is a sad, sad day for Louisville as our city mourns the loss of Officer Nick Rodman.  He gave his life, he paid the ultimate sacrifice, protecting the citizens of Louisville.  He was a man of compassion and commitment, a dedicated law enforcement professional and a loving husband, father, friend, co-worker and public servant.  

Mar 29 2017 The 2017 Pothole Blitz is On

Mayor Greg Fischer today helped launch the 2017 edition of the Pothole Blitz conducted annually by Metro Public Works. During the blitz, to recover from damage caused by the multiple freeze/thaw cycles of winter, Public Works crews go through the city’s streets in a grid pattern patching potholes until all roads are covered.

Mar 29 2017 Proposed Federally Enforceable District Origin Operating Permit (FEDOOP) for Universal Minerals Kentucky Inc.

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to renew a FEDOOP operating permit for Universal Minerals Kentucky Inc. (metallic aggregate processing plant), 8250 Port Road, in accordance with Regulation 2.17. The 30-day public comment period starts March 30, 2017, and ends on April 30, 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.

Mar 29 2017 Metro Parks and Recreation Athletic League spring registrations begin

Louisville Metro Parks & Recreation is accepting team registrations for spring athletic leagues – softball, kickball, flag football and basketball. Games begin the week of May 14. Participants must be 18 or older. Registration deadline is April 28, or until leagues are filled. 

Metro Parks athletic leagues offer year-round opportunities for residents to improve their fitness, display their competitive spirit and socialize with others. Spring league sports include:

Mar 29 2017 Councilman Bill Hollander hosts Annual Spring Community Cleanup for residents of District 9

Councilman Bill Hollander is putting out the call for volunteers to help enhance the beauty of the new spring season by participating in the 9th District’s Annual Spring Community Cleanup on Saturday, April 8th.

“The weather is warming up, and now is the time to get out and help pick up trash and debris before the Frankfort Avenue Easter Parade,” says Hollander. 

Mar 28 2017 Local officials join in breaking ground on SouthPointe Commons retail development

Mayor Greg Fischer today joined Councilman Robin Engel (D-22) and members of Louisville-based Barrister Commercial Group (BCG) to break ground on the $80 million SouthPointe Commons retail development.

The 363,000-square-foot retail and lifestyle center is located at the southeast corner of the Gene Snyder Freeway and Bardstown Road on about 48 acres of commercially zoned land.

Mar 28 2017 2017 Worksite Wellness Awards Applications Now Accepted

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Mar 28 2017 Prescribed burn to take place at Jefferson Memorial Forest tomorrow

Metro Parks and Recreation’s Natural Areas Division, along with the Fairdale, Camp Taylor and Pleasure Ridge Park fire departments and the Olmsted Parks Conservancy, will be carrying out a prescribed burn of approximately 7 acres in Jefferson Memorial Forest tomorrow afternoon beginning at 1 p.m.

Mar 27 2017 Office of Sustainability announces Kilowatt Crackdown award winners

The Metro Office of Sustainability has announced the winners of the Kilowatt Crackdown, a city-wide competition that challenges building owners and operators to decrease energy use in their buildings. Award winners were announced on March 22 at a luncheon sponsored by Harshaw Trane.

Mar 27 2017 Waste Management District files lawsuit over unconstitutional change by Frankfort

The Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government Waste Management District today sued the state over recently enacted reforms, stating that the changes violate the state constitution.

Mar 27 2017 Mayor reminds Louisville parents of Spring Break options

Louisville Metro Parks, Library and Zoo offering programs, along with JCPS

Mayor Greg Fischer reminded parents today that there are many free or low-cost options for keeping students active and engaged during Spring Break, which starts Friday (March 31) for Jefferson County Public Schools and runs through next week (April 3-7) for JCPS and most private and Catholic schools.

Mar 27 2017 Councilman James brings a new year of “Shakespeare in the Parks” with “Julius Caesar” on Thursday, March 30th

It is a classic story of politics, intrigue, deception, betrayal and murder of a political leader. It is not a story of Washington DC but instead a classic tale of politics in ancient Rome. Councilman David James (D-6) and other Metro Council members are kicking off a fourth year of “Shakespeare in the Parks” with a free production of “Julius Caesar” on March 30th at the Parkhill Community Center.

Mar 27 2017 Councilmen Engel and Benson to Welcome Southpointe Commons Retail Lifestyle Center to Southeast Jefferson County

Metro Councilmen Robin Engel (District 22) and Stuart Benson (District 20) will welcome the Southpointe Commons Retail Lifestyle Center during a groundbreaking ceremony tomorrow morning at the site of the project.

Mar 24 2017 Councilman James announces “Bringing Government to the Community” on Thursday, March 30th

In an effort to make Metro Government available to the people of District 6, Councilman David James announces the first of many “Bringing Government to the Community” events on Thursday, March 30th.

Mar 24 2017 New theatre program featured at Beechmont Community Center