Mar 26 2015 Midea America Corporation to Locate Operation in Louisville

Midea America Corporation plans to locate its first U.S. research and development operation in Louisville, Mayor Greg Fischer and Governor Steve Beshear announced today.

Midea, the third-largest appliance maker in the world, plans to create up to 25 new jobs and invest nearly $2.7 million into the project.

Mar 25 2015 Study shows city losing 54,000 trees yearly; Mayor seeks public input to reverse the decline

Releasing a first-of-its-kind survey that shows Louisville is losing 54,000 trees a year, Mayor Greg Fischer today called for public input to help reverse the trend.

The year-long study shows that the city’s tree canopy has declined from 40 percent to 37 percent in eight years—the result of insect damage, ice storms, trees not being replaced and many other factors.

Mar 25 2015 Councilman Magre to serve on the Historical Landmarks and Preservation Commission

President David Tandy (D-4) announces that Councilman Steve Magre (D-10) will serve as the Metro Council representative on the Historical Landmarks and Preservation Committee for 2015

Mar 24 2015 Library Offering Thousands of Free Online Courses

Are you ready to explore an online education—for free? Starting today,, a premier online learning company, will be available to all library cardholders through the Louisville Free Public Library’s website.  Thanks to a grant from Mayor Greg Fischer’s Office of Performance Improvement (OPI), the Library was able to purchase this service for library users.

Mar 24 2015 Free Financial Planning Day for Louisville Residents on March 31


Free Financial Planning Day for
Louisville Residents on March 31


Advice on budgeting, improving credit scores, retirement planning, income taxes, investment strategies and more


Mar 24 2015 Metro Council Members to Participate in Fire Training

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                       
DATE:  MARCH 24, 2015
574-1204 / 645-1752
TONY HYATT             
574-4137 / 526-3622

Mar 23 2015 The next “Talk with Tom” set for Saturday. March 28th

District 8 residents are invited to come out for a cup of coffee and a chance to talk about what’s going on in their neighborhoods. March’s “Talk with Tom” is set for Saturday, March 28th at Safai Coffee (formerly Java Brewing Co.), 1707 Bardstown Road from 9:00am -11:00am.

Mar 23 2015 Economy Inn Given Thirty Days to Make Repairs

On March 10, the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services held a hearing on a “Notice of Intent to Suspend” the permit of the Economy Inn that was filed by the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness over repeated health and safety violations at the facility.

Mar 19 2015 Director of Housing and Community Development, Virginia Peck, Retiring

The Director of Louisville Metro’s Office of Housing and Community Development is retiring effective March 27th, 2015.  Virginia Peck joined Metro in 2012 as the Director of Community Services and Revitalization and was appointed the first Director of Housing and Community Development with Develop Louisville in 2014. 

Mar 19 2015 Council Members Butler and Johnson to host special celebration for the 40215 Zip Code on 4/02/15

The celebration of the century is on 4-02-15.  A unique day where the date and zip code are the same - it happens every 100 years. Councilmembers Marianne Butler (D-15) and Dan Johnson (D-21) invite everyone who lives in Louisville’s 40215 zip code to come to a special celebration set in Wyandotte Park on April 2, 2015.

Mar 19 2015 Brightside/Waste Management of Kentucky’s Premium Compost Sale Returns March 21 and April 25, 2015

Brightside’s bi-annual compost sale and fundraiser will be held Saturday, March 21 and Saturday, April 25 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Outer Loop Recycling and Disposal Facility located at 2673 Outer Loop, Louisville, Kentucky 40219.

Brightside’s community partner, Waste Management of Kentucky, generously donated the organic, plant-based compost again this spring.  All proceeds from the sale will benefit Brightside’s beautification and sustainability efforts. 

Mar 19 2015 Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin announces 3rd Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt

Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin (D-2) invites the children of the District 2 to come out for the 3rd Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt set for Saturday, April 4th at 2:00pm

Mar 18 2015 Councilwoman Green to give Meals on Wheels a hand on Thursday, March 19th as part of “March on Meals”

Councilwoman Jessica Green (D-1) will join the “Meals on Wheels” program on Thursday, March 19th to deliver meals to the elderly in District 1 and help bring attention to the need for volunteers to this important program

Mar 18 2015 Louisville’s commitment to the environment, local food, air quality highlighted during Royal Visit

Louisville’s commitment to creating a healthier and more sustainable city — along with its many public and private partnerships to develop a robust local food system —  will be highlighted during a day-long visit by The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall arrive Friday for a series of events, lectures and meetings that have also attracted national and international guests including:

Mar 17 2015 Councilman Johnson will hold his next Community Forum Meeting on Monday, March 30th

Councilman Dan Johnson (D-21) is sending out the word to residents of District 21 that his next Community Forum Meeting will be Monday, March 30th at the Beechmont Community Center