Mar 16 2018 Democratic Leaders of the Louisville Metro Council call upon the public to contact Frankfort Lawmakers to pass SB 66

The Democratic Leadership of the Louisville Metro Council is calling on the people of Metro Louisville to contact lawmakers in Frankfort and let them know the importance of passing Senate Bill 66. The proposed legislation deals with pension funding obligations by local city and county governments. Failure to pass the bill could have devastating effects for Metro Louisville.

Mar 16 2018 Councilman Yates to attend unveiling of newest Kentucky Historical marker on Sunday, March 18th

Councilman David Yates (D-25) will be on hand for the unveiling of the newest Kentucky Historical Marker which tells the history of a road that is well traveled in Southwestern Louisville.

Mar 16 2018 Louisville Announces Action Plan to Address Opioid Epidemic, and Other Substance Use Challenges

Mayor Greg Fischer today joined Public Health Director and Chief Health Strategist Dr. Sarah Moyer, community members and officials from agencies and organizations across the city to release Coming Together for Hope, Healing and Recovery, a report and two-year action plan to address substance use and misuse in Louisville.

Mar 16 2018 Dixie Highway in the news: Bus improvements will make travel easier and safer

Dixie Highway will be the first area of Louisville to receive a “RAPID” bus line – a faster-than-express service. The work is part of the $35 million New Dixie Highway Project.

Mar 16 2018 Councilwoman Fowler announces next “Fowler Forum Community Meeting” for residents of District 14

Councilwoman Cindi Fowler is inviting residents of District 14 to take part in her next Community Forum on Tuesday, March 20th as a way of bringing an issue or concern to her attention and the attention of Metro Government.

Mar 16 2018 Councilwoman Flood announces “Doing Our Part from the Heart” Campaign extended to April 14th

Councilwoman Madonna Flood (D-24) announces the 2018 ‘Doing Our Part from the Heart” Campaign will be extended through April as a way to help the brave service men and women who are serving their country in some of the most dangerous spots in the world.

Mar 14 2018 Proposed Agreed Board Order 18-01 with Hexion Inc.

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control Board will hold a public hearing on an Agreed Board Order with Hexion Inc. Hexion is alleged to have violated District Regulation 1.05 (Compliance with Emission Standards and Maintenance Requirements) District Regulation 1.07 (Excess Emissions during Startups, Shutdowns and Upset Conditions) and District Regulation 2.16 (Title V Operating Permits) at the facility located at 6200 Camp Ground Road in Jefferson County, Kentucky.

Mar 14 2018 The Paternity Edition of District 8 eNews is live!

Mar 13 2018 Public Safety Committee to review Resolution calling for Special Prosecutor in case of former LMPD Officer

The Public Safety Committee of the Louisville Metro Council will hear a presentation that led to a Resolution requesting the Kentucky Attorney General to appoint a Special Prosecutor to investigate Former Louisville Police Department Officer Mark Handy. 

Mar 13 2018 PRESS RELEASE: Air Pollution Control District seeks public input


A new survey from the Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District is asking the public to weigh in on the District’s efforts to engage with and inform the community on air quality and the environment.

The District will use the information collected in the online survey to develop a series of community workshops.

Mar 13 2018 Mayor Fischer names Lisa Osanka as Interim Director ofLouisville Metro Housing Authority

Mayor Greg Fischer today named Lisa Osanka as the Interim Director of the Louisville Metro Housing Authority (LMHA).

“Our Metro Housing Authority is a national leader in neighborhood revitalization and housing development,” the Mayor said. “Lisa brings an activist’s passion and expertise in community engagement that will enhance an already remarkable team. We appreciate her commitment to the city and its residents.”

Mar 12 2018 Comprehensive Plan update to be presented at Planning Commission meeting

After extensive community engagement, Develop Louisville staff will present the update of Louisville Metro’s Comprehensive Plan to the Planning Commission on April 16 at 5:30 p.m. in the Old Jail auditorium (514 W. Liberty Street).

The Comprehensive Plan is a guide for the community’s growth and development over the next 20 years. This update builds on the current Comprehensive Plan, Cornerstone 2020, and will be in effect until 2040.

Mar 12 2018 Louisville Metro and Airbnb announce tax agreement

Louisville Metro and Airbnb announced today the finalization of an agreement that will allow the company to collect and remit taxes on behalf of its hosts in Louisville and Jefferson County. Effective April 1, Airbnb will automatically collect and remit the Louisville Transient Room Tax (8.5%) for taxable bookings. The agreement allows Louisville to fully benefit from people visiting and staying longer through home sharing.

Mar 12 2018 The next District 12 “Coffee with your Councilman” set for Saturday, March 17th

Councilman Rick Blackwell announces the next “Coffee with your Councilman” is set for Saturday, March 17th.  It is an opportunity for District 12 residents to meet with their Councilman.  

Mar 12 2018 Councilman Hollander invites District 9 residents to “Meet with Bill” on Wednesday, March 21st

Councilman Bill Hollander is inviting District 9 residents to come out to the bi-monthly “Meet with Bill” meeting on Wednesday, March 21st.   

"We are always happy to hear from constituents.  To make those meetings more convenient, we’ll be holding office hours at various places around the district in addition to our regular, evening D9 Community Conversations,” says Hollander.