Mar 27 2020 Waverly Park Road to be closed 3/31 for construction project

The road into Waverly Park will be closed beginning Tuesday, March 31 to repair a road and culvert failure. Work is expected to take about a week to complete. Vehicle access to the park will be prohibited during this time. Cyclists, walkers and hikers will still have access to the park but are encouraged to stay away from the construction area. 

 

Mar 27 2020 Mayor Fischer says federal COVID-19 relief bill will help Louisville, but much more needs to be done for cities

Mayor Greg Fischer said that the $2 trillion COVID-19 relief bill passed by Congress today will start bringing much-needed aid to Louisville residents and businesses struggling to meet this chall

Mar 26 2020 Mayor Fischer says Louisville is entering critical time as COVID-19 cases begin to increase

As the number of COVID-19 cases in Louisville jumped significantly this week, Mayor Greg Fischer stressed today that residents must take seriously the need to practice social distancing.

Mar 25 2020 City's Senior Nutrition program hands out over 26,000 meals in first week

New Thursday pickup sites announced

 

Over 26,000 meals were distributed during the first week of Louisville Metro March for Meals, the meals pickup program for seniors 60 years or older. Nearly 5,300 seniors received a meal pack containing five frozen meals at one of now seven rolling pickup locations across the community.

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Mar 25 2020 Mayor Fischer says federal COVID-19 relief package will bring much-needed help to Louisville

Mayor Greg Fischer said today that he was heartened by news that Congress and the White House appear to be moving forward on a bipartisan aid package that will bring much-needed help to Louisvill

Mar 24 2020 Air Pollution Control District Proposed Permit

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a construction permit to American Synthetic Rubber Company (synthetic rubber manufacturer), 4500 Camp Ground Road, Louisville, 40216, in accordance with Regulation 2.03. The project is to clarify some of the STAR requirements in the plantwide STAR requirement section.  The only conditions that are public noticed are condition S2.a.x.1) on page 22, S3.b.ii.2) on page 26, and S4.a.ii. on page 29.  The 30-day public comment period starts on March 26, 2020, and ends on April 27, 2020. 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 24 2020 Air Pollution Control District Proposed Permit

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue an operating permit for LG&E Cane Run Generating Station (electricity generating facility), 5252 Cane Run Road, Louisville, 40216, in accordance with Regulation 2.16. This is a standard permit renewal. The 30-day public comment period starts March 26, 2020, and ends on April 27, 2020.  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 24 2020 Mayor Fischer extends state of emergency to May 10, closes Metro Parks playgrounds and ballfields

Mayor Greg Fischer today extended to May 10 the state of emergency he enacted to help stop the COVID-19 outbreak in Louisville.

The Mayor said the next few weeks will be critical as Louisville works to slow the spread of the virus and prevent a surge of new cases from overwhelming the city’s hospitals. The move is in line with recommendations issued by the federal Centers for Disease Control.

Mar 23 2020 Historic City Hall Clock Tower goes green to show compassion and support during COVID 19 crisis

President David James (D-6) announces beginning tonight the Historic City Hall Clock Tower will glow green following the Big Four Bridge and the Kentucky Governor’s Mansion as a symbol of compassion.

Mar 23 2020 Mayor Fischer says compassionate Louisvillians are helping their neighbors amid challenging COVID-19 outbreak

As the community continues to be challenged by the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, Mayor Greg Fischer today lauded the many, many compassionate people who have opened up their wallets to help their neighbors.

After less than a week, the One Louisville: COVID-19 Response Fund has collected $5.6 million to help to people and organizations impacted by the unprecedented economic shutdown taking place.

Mar 22 2020 Mayor announces extension of Louisville Metro occupational tax filing, payment deadlines

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that the Louisville Metro Revenue Commission (LMRC) will extend the 2019 annual occupational license tax filing and payment deadline from April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020.

Mar 21 2020 Mayor Fischer hosts Facebook Town Hall on Louisville Metro’s response to COVID-19

Mayor Greg Fischer hosted a Facebook Town Hall this morning, answering questions from Louisville residents about COVID-19 and the city’s response to the outbreak.

The Mayor was joined on the call by Dr. Jon Klein, Vice Dean for Research at the UofL School of Medicine and an expert in microbiology and immunology.

Mar 20 2020 Mayor Fischer urges young people to be mindful of the dangers of COVID-19

Mayor Greg Fischer and Louisville Metro Chief Health Strategist Dr.

Mar 19 2020 Senior Meal Pickup Program updates distribution site locations due to tremendous response

 

During the first three days of Metro March for Meals, the meals pickup program provided nearly 2,500 frozen meal packs to seniors in Louisville.  Due to this tremendous response, a few of the distribution sites have been changed to better accommodate the traffic flow and ensure that recipients can remain in their cars for pickup.