Apr 11 2020 Metro Council Leadership to hold news conference on moving forward with legislation and committees during COVID 19 crisis in the coming weeks News Conference set for Monday April 13th at 1:30pm

Louisville – President David James (D- 6), Majority Caucus Chair Markus Winkler (D-17) and Minority Caucus Chair Kevin Kramer (R-11) will hold a news conference on Monday, April 13th to lay out how the Metro Council will continue to work to address legislation and improve public participation in the budget and legislative processes while continuing to adhere to safety recommendations in our effort to combat the COVI D19 virus.

Apr 11 2020 Mayor Fischer, UofL announce innovative new tool for the conservation and reuse of vital N95 masks

Mayor Greg Fischer today highlighted a new program at the University of Louisville aimed at alleviating the N95 respirator shortage amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Apr 10 2020 Councilman Blackwell hosts his first virtual “Coffee with your Councilman”

Councilman Blackwell will host his first ever virtual Coffee with your Councilman event this Saturday, April 11th from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. This way, everyone can stay safe in their own homes while still staying connected.

Apr 10 2020 Mayor Fischer urges Louisville to keep the faith, but keep it close to home on Easter and Passover

Mayor Greg Fischer today again urged Louisvillians to continue staying home and avoid the temptation to gather together for Easter and Passover this weekend.

Apr 9 2020 Mayor Fischer says city is working with state to protect vulnerable nursing home residents from COVID-19

Mayor Greg Fischer today said that Louisville Metro officials are working closely with the state of Kentucky to enforce safeguards to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Louisville nursing homes an

Apr 8 2020 Councilwoman Sexton Smith thanks JBS (formerly Swift) for 1000 lbs. meat donation to help those in need

Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith (D-4) thanked JBS (formally Swift) this morning for the company’s generous donation of 1000 pounds of meat to assist those in need in the community.  

Apr 8 2020 Councilwoman Parker Concludes Self-quarantine following the end of Symptoms and Negative COVID-19 Test Results

Louisville, KY: Louisville Metro Councilwoman Marilyn Parker (District 18) is concluding her self-quarantine after a few days of no longer having symptoms of the virus and later testing negative for COVID-19 at the hospital at where Councilwoman Parker works as a registered nurse (RN).

Apr 8 2020 Mayor Fischer prohibiting motor vehicles in some Metro parks to give more room to walkers, runners, and cyclists

Mayor Greg Fischer today said the city is banning motor vehicles from the loop roads in Iroquois, Cherokee, and Chickasaw parks effective at 7 a.m. Thursday.

Apr 8 2020 President James praises efforts by SWMS officers as 2nd vehicle of 2020 is impounded for illegal dumping

President David James is praising the Department of Public Works Solid Waste Enforcement for its continued pursuit of those who are illegally dumping in Louisville Metro. In this case, the dumping occurred in a vacant lot in District 6.

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Apr 8 2020 Air Pollution Control District Proposed Enforceable Board Agreement

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control Board will hold a public hearing on an Enforceable Board Agreement with Louisville Gas and Electric Company via Teleconference due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The Enforceable Board Agreement proposes reduced NOx emissions for the 2020 Ozone season.

Apr 7 2020 Democrat Caucus will meet on Thursday, April 9th

The Louisville Metro Council’s Democrat Caucus will meet Thursday, April 9 at 4:00 p.m.  The meeting will be held via video teleconferencing pursuant to KRS 61.826 and Senate Bill 150 adopted by the 2020 General Assembly.  Members will participate virtually from their homes, or in person from Metro Council Chambers at 601 West Jefferson Street.

Apr 7 2020 Mayor Fischer thanks Louisville faith community for its support during COVID-19 outbreak

Mayor Greg Fischer today thanked local faith leaders who have canceled religious services during the COVID-19 outbreak and urged them to keep complying with the need for social distancing during

Apr 6 2020 Mayor Fischer announces One Louisville: COVID-19 Response grants for 15 more local non-profit groups

Mayor Greg Fischer today expressed gratitude to the many donors who have given more than $8 million to the One Louisville: COVID-19 Respond fund in less than a month since it was launched.

Apr 5 2020 Mayor, faith leaders spread message to stay home, social distance as spring religious season begins

Mayor Greg Fischer today applauded faith leaders who have joined in fighting the spread of COVID-19 by moving religious services online and thanked them for their partnership.