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 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.

Feb 2 2015 Neighborhood Place Partners Offer a Multitude of Free Workshops and Events in February

Neighborhood Place locations in Louisville will offer free events and workshops for the entire family in February including a four-week workshop to help with employability skills and successful job searches, three Black History Month celebrations and several financial education opportunities. To learn more about these services, including reservations requirements and contact info, please refer to the information listed by each event.


Feb 2 2015 Metro Council to begin review of District 10 applicants

President David Tandy (D-4) has called a special meeting of the Metro Council’s Committee of the Whole for Monday, February 9th at 4:00pm to interview the 13 candidates vying for District 10 Council Member.  

Feb 2 2015 Councilwoman Welch announces 2015 Women’s Health Fair to offer wide variety of screenings and health information

Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch is once again providing women the opportunity to take advantage of a lifesaving process and at the same time learn more about living a healthier lifestyle. The District 13 Women’s Health Fair is set for Friday, February 13th and for women, it’s an opportunity to get a Mammogram to fight breast cancer and learn about other important health information. 

Jan 29 2015 Hollander and LABC offer FREE tax preparation on Fridays in District 9

Louisville – Councilman Bill Hollander and United Crescent Hill Ministries will once again partner with the Louisville Asset Building Coalition (LABC) to bring four special Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) mobile tax assistance clinics on Fridays in District 9 in February and March.