Feb 9 2015 Councilman Hollander announces monthly “Meet with Bill”

Louisville – Councilman Bill Hollander is encouraging District 9 residents to come out for the monthly “Meet with Bill” set for Friday, February 13th at the Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center.

“I want to make myself available to the people of District 9 to let me know what’s on their mind,” says Hollander. “I will be hosting these informal chats at various times through the district. We are always happy to hear from constituents.”

Feb 6 2015 Light it up! Big 4 Bridge to debut its colors

Mayor Greg Fischer will plug in the Big Four pedestrian bridge and officially illuminate the city’s much-loved span connecting Louisville with Southern Indiana.

The event is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11 on the upper floor of the former Tumbleweed restaurant at Waterfront Park. The public is invited.

Feb 6 2015 Public Integrity review finds no wrongdoing in Louisville Metro Animal Services case

After a thorough months-long review, Louisville Metro Police — along with the Jefferson County Attorney and the Jefferson County Commonwealth Attorney — have found no criminal wrongdoing or neglect regarding a dog in the care of Louisville Metro Animal Services that was surrendered by its owner.

Feb 6 2015 Animal Services Ad Hoc Committee Co-Chairs Downard and Fowler release joint statement

For Immediate Release                                      
Media Contacts: Stephen Haag, Jr.
574-1204 / 645-1752
Tony Hyatt                    
574-4137 / 526-3622

The following is a joint statement from Louisville Metro Council Animal Services Committee Co-Chairs Kelly Downard (District 16) and Cindi Fowler (District 14) regarding today’s announcement that the Public Integrity Unit found “no wrongdoing”:

Feb 6 2015 Mayor Sets Goal of 2,500 Summer Jobs for Youth

Mayor Greg Fischer today challenged businesses and organizations to put 2,500 young people in jobs this summer by supporting his SummerWorks program.

“Successful business people often want to give back to their community in ways that are meaningful and lasting,” Fischer said.  “While there are many opportunities to contribute, there are few as impactful and far reaching as giving a young person a positive start in the workforce.”

Feb 5 2015 Visit the 1860's Pumping Station

Thursday, February 5, 2015Take a walk back in time with us and visit the Pumping Station and Water Tower as it looked in 1860, Louisville Water Company's first year of operation. When first built, the Pumping Station required smoke stacks to release the smoke generated by engines and pumps housed inside the building. Two enormous Cornish-beam engines filled the center of the Station, each containing a steam cylinder measuring 70 feet in diameter.

Feb 5 2015 Councilwoman Welch joins Metro Public Works as sidewalk improvements begin on Mt. Holly Road

Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13) will join Metro Public Works officials on Friday, February 6th to break ground on a project that when completed will enhance public safety through a connector sidewalk along sections of Mount Holly Road.

Feb 5 2015 TARC Receiving Grant To Expand ZeroBus Fleet

TARC will add five more all-electric ZeroBus vehicles to the fleet thanks to a $3.3 million grant announced today in Louisville by Federal Transportation Administration officials.

Feb 5 2015 Councilman Blackwell begins a new year of District 12 Dialogues with a visit to the Jefferson Memorial Forest

Councilman Rick Blackwell begins a new year of District 12 Dialogues with a focus on one of the prettiest spots in Metro Louisville: the Jefferson Memorial Forest on Tuesday, February 17th.

Feb 5 2015 Councilwoman Hamilton and President Tandy encourage residents to attend important MSD information meeting on the Portland Wharf area basin

Officials with MSD are ready to share the latest information on the design phase for the Portland Wharf area basin which will handle sewer overflows and at the same time lay out their effort for additional green infrastructure projects in the area

Feb 5 2015 Mayor Launches Pinterest Page

Mayor Greg Fischer has launched a new social media channel, by starting a Pinterest account that will share with the world his vision of Louisville.

“In the changing media landscape, we have to make sure that we’re pushing the story of Louisville through every available channel,” Fischer said.

Feb 4 2015 Retired and Senior Volunteers Honored for Service

Louisville Metro’s RSVP (Retired & Senior Volunteer Program) will host their annual recognition event on Thursday, February 5 from 12 - 3 p.m. at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, 1701 W. Muhammad Ali Boulevard, Louisville, KY  40203.

Feb 4 2015 City Employees to Relocate to Edison Center in Old Louisville

Nearly 300 city government employees who currently work in various metro departments at 810 and 850 Barret Avenue will be relocated later this year to a renovated warehouse in Old Louisville known as the Edison Center, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.

In addition, the Property Valuation Office, currently located in the Fiscal Court Annex building behind Metro Hall, will relocate to Glassworks at 9th and Market streets.

Feb 3 2015 Free Tax Aid Can Help Families Qualify for the EITC

Thousands of local individuals and families could overlook a special federal tax credit because they don't know about it. As a result, they could miss out on up to $6,143 extra in their federal income tax refunds through the Earned Income Tax Credit, or EITC. Last year the national average credit boosted refunds for eligible recipients by $2,500.

Feb 3 2015 President Tandy announces creation of new Intergovernmental Affairs Committee for Metro Council

In an effort to better understand issues affecting Metro Louisville on the state and federal level, President David Tandy (D-4) has announced the creation of a new Intergovernmental Affairs Committee for the Louisville Metro Council.