Apr 29 2020 Mayor Fischer says expanded testing and contact tracing is key to city’s recovery from COVID-19 crisis

Mayor Greg Fischer today said the city must greatly strengthen its ability to test and quarantine people exposed to the COVID-19 virus before it can ease emergency restrictions and fully reopen t

Apr 28 2020 City receives $50,000 donation to deliver food to elderly residents during COVID-19 pandemic
Up to 500 additional seniors will receive home delivered meals 

Louisville Metro Government has received $50,000 from The Bufford Family Foundation to deliver food to homebound seniors amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Apr 28 2020 Councilwoman Sexton Smith asks everyone to honor “Workers’ Memorial Day”

April 28th is a special day of remembrance throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the United States. "Workers' Memorial Day is an opportunity to highlight the preventable nature of most workplace incidents and ill health. It is also a time to promote campaigns in the fight for improvements in workplace safety,” said Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith (D-4), 

Apr 28 2020 Mayor Fischer says local hospitals are in good shape but urges continued vigilance against COVID-19

Mayor Greg Fischer and leaders of Louisville’s three major healthcare systems offered a cautiously upbeat assessment of the situation at our major hospitals as the battle continues against the CO

Apr 27 2020 Mayor Fischer, Teddy Abrams debut new “Lift Up Louisville” song and video to bring city together through music
  • Celebrated Louisville musicians Jim James, Will Oldham, Carly Johnson, Jecorey Arthur and two dozen other artists collaborate; watch video HERE and on @LiftUpLou
  • Mayor issuing challenges to cities around the world to create their own collaborative song
Apr 27 2020 Public Safety Committee invites LMPD Chief Conrad to discuss increase in violence during COVID 19

Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad will testify before the Metro Council’s Public Safety Committee on Wednesday, April 29th regarding policing and increased violence during the COVID 19 crisis.

Apr 27 2020 Mayor sees signs of encouragement, urges patience toward gradual reopening of healthcare providers

Mayor Fischer today acknowledged that while the city is seeing the first steps toward the gradual reopening of the economy, he urged patience and reiterated his three-phase plan for resilient rec

Apr 24 2020 Agencies urged to apply for Louisville Metro Council COVID-19 Relief Fund
Current FY20 External Agency Fund (EAF) recipients and existing Louisville Metro programs may seek relief funding


Apr 24 2020 Metro Council Members to host Facebook Live Event with JCPS Administrators

Event will be hosted by Council men Kramer, Reed, Benson and Peden will Feature JCPS Administrators Abby Piper and Renee Murphy

Apr 24 2020 Olmsted Parks Conservancy urges park visitors to “stay smart, 6 ft apart,” through new in-park social distancing stations

Olmsted Parks Conservancy has installed new signage and interactive “social distancing stations” to encourage park users to maintain a 6-ft distance within Cherokee, Seneca, Iroquois, and Chickasaw parks. Louisville’s Olmsted Parks make up 20% of all city parkland, with over 2,200 acres of public green space in the West, South, and East ends of our city.

Apr 24 2020 Mayor Fischer asks Louisvillian to help city ‘Build Back Better, Together’ after the COVID-19 crisis ends

Mayor Fischer today said that Louisville’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic will require the entire community to come together and put a priority on extending opportunity and prosperity to eve

Apr 24 2020 Mobile COVID-19 testing starts Monday at Shawnee Park

As part of a partnership between the state, Kroger Health and Louisville Metro, mobile COVID-19 testing will be provided at Shawnee Park, beginning Monday through Friday, May 8.

To accommodate a safe and secure testing site, some pedestrian access and all motor vehicle access in the park will be restricted beginning today.

Apr 23 2020 Councilwoman Sexton Smith thanks JBS (formerly Swift) for second meat donation of 2000 lbs. to help those in need

For a second time this month, JBS (formally Swift) increased its help to the community with another generous donation of 2000 pounds of pork products to nonprofits agencies to help those in need during the COVID 19 crisis. 

Apr 23 2020 Members of the Democratic Caucus offer statements on Mayor Greg Fisher’s Budget proposal

The members of the Democratic Caucus of the Louisville Metro Council offer the following statement on Mayor Greg Fischer’s proposed 2020-2021 FY Capital and Operating Budgets

Apr 23 2020 Air Pollution Control Proposed Permit

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to renew a FEDOOP operating permit to Marcus Paint Company (manufactures industrial solvent and water based paints for resale), 235 East Market Street, Louisville, KY 40202 in accordance with Regulation 2.17. This permit is being issued to renew the FEDOOP operating permit. The 30-day public comment period starts on April 24, 2020, and ends on May 26, 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.